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28 July 2014

Blackburn Meadows NR: Green Sandpiper - 2 - On Ferham Lake
Green Moor: Tree Sparrow - 4 ; Swallow - 30 ; Starling - 25 ; Willow Warbler - 1 ; Willow Tit - 2 ; Yellowhammer - 2
Hangingwater garden: Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 - f left in direction of Bingham Park
Mayfield Valley: Kestrel - 1 - Clung to side of house (vertical wall) for approx 15 seconds, then flew off.
Meersbrook Allotments: Common Buzzard - 1 - drifting north at low level
Orgreave Lakes: Little Ringed Plover - 1 ; Common Sandpiper - 2 ; Cormorant - 5 - small lake and island,1 with yellow ring left leg,b.t.o.right leg. ; Yellow-legged Gull - 4 - 1 adult and 3 near-adults,in pre-roost.all left to north. ; Common Sandpiper - 3 ; Ringed Plover - 1
Redmires Bottom Res: Swallow - 100+ - feeding over Res at c20:00
Redmires Middle Res: Common Sandpiper - 2+ ; Ringed Plover - 1 ; View Picture, Curlew - 2 ; Oystercatcher - 3 ; Lapwing - c30 ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - c50 - in by 20:15 ; Herring Gull - 1 ; Grasshopper Warbler - 1 - reeling S of Res
Redmires Plantation: Cuckoo - 1 - Juv fed by Meadow Pipit on hillside N of plantation car park
Redmires Top Res: Common Sandpiper - 1+ ; View Picture