Recent news


23 October 2014

Canklow Woods: Song Thrush - 2 - 2 west 0930
Hanover Way: Mistle Thrush - 2 - Feeding on Rowan Berries
Herringthorpe Playing Field: Black-headed Gull - c25
Moorgate, Rotherham: Goldfinch - c25 - flock in treetop; Mile Oak Road
Rawmarsh-Haugh Rd: Pink-footed Goose - 650 - NW in 5 skeins 15.45-16.15 ; Red Kite - 1 - drifted NW @ 15.37 ; Buzzard - 8 - circling together @ 16.05 ; Lapwing - 6 - SW
Thrybergh CP: Great Crested Grebe - 9 ; Little Grebe - 12 ; Cormorant - 7 ; Mute Swan - 18 ; Greylag Goose - 8 ; Canada Goose - 64 ; Pochard - 3 ; Tufted Duck - 52 ; Kestrel - 1 ; Golden Plover - 220 ; Lapwing - 200 ; Black-headed Gull - 170 ; Common Gull - 2 ; Herring Gull - 2 - flew s ; Grey Wagtail - 2 - singles ; Chiffchaff - 2 ; Goldcrest - 5 ; Tree Sparrow - 3 ; Bullfinch - 8
Treeton Dyke: Redwing - 10+ - Along entrance path to Teeton lake from treeton railway bridge..record shot photo ; View Picture
Weston Park: Sparrowhawk - 1 - Female on ground plucking pigeon whilst being mobbed by carrion crows.

22 October 2014

Attercliffe: Lesser Black-backed Gull - c90 - On factory roofs Norfolk Bridge ; Herring Gull - 6 - adults ; Yellow-legged Gull - 2 - adults ; View Picture
Canklow Woods: Tawny Owl - 2 - 2 calling 0705 ; Bullfinch - 6 ; Redwing - 20 ; Common Buzzard - 1 - 1 south at 1320
Catcliffe Flash: Mute Swan - 7 - 2 ads, 5 juvs ; Wigeon - 80+ ; Gadwall - c50 ; Teal - 8 ; Shoveler - 7 ; Pochard - 4 ; Tufted Duck - 8+ ; Cormorant - 1 ; Little Grebe - 2 ; Great Crested Grebe - 1 ; Moorhen - 6+ ; Coot - c120 ; Kingfisher - 1
Endcliffe Park: Kingfisher - 1 ; Grey Wagtail - 1 ; Dipper - 1
Hurkling Edge: Stonechat - 1
Morehall Tip/R Don: Dipper - 3 - lots of territorial display with 1 bird thrusting its chest out and flapping wings whilst singing loudly ; Robin - 5 - all singing ; Pied Wagtail - 29 - 22 + 7 , south ; Long-tailed Tit - 7 - feeding in birch scrub ; Carrion Crow - 3 ; Mallard - 33 - on river ; Pheasant - 5
Orgreave Lakes: Stonechat - 2 - top of "wild flower mound",big hill,SW corner,big lake.
Porter Brook: Dipper - 2 - ~ 200m below Hanging Water bridge.
Porter Clough: Brambling - 30+ - feeding on beech nuts at the carpark at Ringinglow end ; Redwing - 20 ; Sparrowhawk - 1 ; Great Tit - 25+ ; Treecreeper - 1
Rawmarsh-Haugh Rd: Kestrel - 1 ; Lapwing - 23 - W ; Common Gull - 2 - fw on playing field ; Black-headed Gull - 120 - on playing field @ 16.00 ; Skylark - 27 - stubble field ; Brambling - 1 - SW @ 07.30
Silverwood Lagoon: Redwing - 6 ; Barn Owl - 1 - hunting at first light ; Snipe - 1 ; Mute Swan - 9 - resident family departed north at 09.00 (to TCP) ; Common Gull - 2 ; Black-headed Gull - c80 ; Grey Wagtail - 1 - flew over northern end of pit top towards Woodlaithes duckpond
Thrybergh CP: Whooper Swan - 5 - dropped in and immediately chased off S by Mutes at 0856 ; Mute Swan - 15 - 2 ad and 7 juv arrived at 0905. Residents unable to remove them. ; Golden Plover - 250+ - circling fields.
Woodhouse: Buzzard - 1 - soaring over school heading east