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24 July 2014

Arbourthorne Pond: Moorhen - 9 - 2 adult + 3 juv from 1st brood, 4 chicks (2nd brood) ; Mallard - 4
Hathersage: House Martin - 4 - Adults feeding 2 well-grown young, almost ready to fledge ; Swift - 15+ - Still regularly flying round and up to eaves of old building, site of nests
Silverwood Lagoon: Sedge Warbler - 2 - in scrub beyond southern reedbed ; Reed Warbler - 4+ - 4 singing, several juvs in reedbeds ; Little Grebe - 15+ - four pairs feeding young + 3 independent juvs ; Tufted Duck - 6 - female with brood of 5 still intact ; Mute Swan - 9 - pair + 7 juvs ; Pochard - 6 - circled lagoon then flew north at 09.20 ; Grey Heron - 2 - in NW corner ; Kestrel - 4 - 2 adults + 2 juvs ; Common Tern - 1 - south at 07.50 ; House Martin - c40 - feeding over lagoon ; Swallow - 15 - with House Martins ; Swift - 12 ; Lapwing - 1 - west
Thrybergh CP: Great Crested Grebe - 9 - 2ad+2jv +4ad=1independnt jv ; Little Grebe - 5 - 3ad+2jv ; Buzzard - 1 ; Sparrowhawk - 1 - fempast n ; Kestrel - 3 ; Black-headed Gull - 80 - 5jvs ; Common Tern - 6 - 5ad+1jv ; Green Sandpiper - 1 - past sth calling ; Reed Warbler - 1 - singing ; Coot - 39 - 11 pair have raised 39 young

23 July 2014

Ash Cabin Flat: Tawny Owl - 1 - f calling ; Woodcock - 2 - roding
Catcliffe Flash: Mute Swan - 2+ - ad pr + 5 young ; Gadwall - 17+ - 16 ads + fem with brood of small duckings ; Pochard - 13+ ; Tufted Duck - 2 ; Little Grebe - 2 - ad trilling + 1 imm ; Moorhen - 5+ ; Coot - 60+ ; Black-headed Gull - 1 ; Blackcap - 1 - singing by lay-by
Green Moor: Tree Sparrow - 2 ; Jay - 1 ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 - Juv
Lightwood Lane: Green Woodpecker - 1 - on road looking for insects
Redmires conduit: Curlew - 3 ; Oystercatcher - 2