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27 August 2016

Ewden cabin: Marsh Harrier - 1 ; Raven - 3 ; Ring Ouzel - 1 - male ; Stonechat - 2 ; Chiffchaff - 2 ; Whitethroat - 1 ; Willow Warbler - 3 ; Blackcap - 3 ; Meadow Pipit - c40 - flock
Firsby Res: Kestrel - 1 - Male low through site. ; Mallard - 5 - 2 on main Res 3 more arriving. ; Moorhen - 1 ; Grey Heron - 1 ; Swallow - 6 ; Treecreeper - 1 ; Goldcrest - 3 ; Blackbird - 8+ ; Reed Bunting - 1 - F ; Willow Tit - 1 ; Bullfinch - 20+ - Mostly juvs. ; Goldfinch - 5 ; Willow Warbler - 5+ ; Blackcap - 8 - 3 Males. ; Chiffchaff - 4
Orgreave Lakes: Ruff - 2 - circled briefly then high NW ; Sedge Warbler - 1 - feeding on the island in dock; only 2nd autumn record here
Redmires: Green Woodpecker - 1 ; Swallow - 3+
Redmires conduit: Kestrel - 1
Redmires, Hammond's Field: Osprey - 1 - Near reservoir cottages, flew in & sat on post for several minutes then flew towards Rivelin
Thrybergh CP: Great Crested Grebe - 14 - inc2prs. with 4j-2jv ; Little Grebe - 3 - 1ad2j ; Cormorant - 6 ; Greylag Goose - 8 - arr.from n with cands ; Canada Goose - 70 - in from n in small parties ; Swallow - 14 - 2s 12on wires ; House Martin - 19 - s ; Blackcap - 1 ; Chiffchaff - 12 ; Tree Sparrow - 10 - +call. from hedges ; Goldfinch - 220 - + inc.a flock 200+ ; Bullfinch - 4 - call 2+2mf ; Song Thrush - 2