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29 April 2017

Burbage Valley: Ring Ouzel - 6+ - inc 4 singing males ; Woodcock - 1 - roding ; Snipe - 1 - drumming
Canklow Woods: Grasshopper Warbler - 1 - 1 reeling ; Common Buzzard - 1
Carr Vale Nature Reserve: Avocet - 1 ; Little Egret - 2 - Adult and immature ; Common Tern - 2 - Pair ; Yellow Wagtail - 1
Firsby Res: Mallard - 5 ; Gadwall - 2 - Pair. ; Greylag Goose - 4 - On main Res. Not a regular visitor. ; Kingfisher - 1 - Main Res early morning. ; Kestrel - 1 - Hunting. ; Blackcap - 4 ; Grasshopper Warbler - 1 - Reeled briefly from undergrowth. ; Willow Warbler - 6 ; Whitethroat - 9+ - 3 on site, more in surrounding countryside. ; Chiffchaff - 5! ; Willow Tit - 1 ; Reed Bunting - 1 - Male. ; Linnet - 25+ - On farmland. ; Goldfinch - 30+ ; Goldcrest - 1 - Near sluice. ; Tree Sparrow - 2 ; Pheasant - 2 - Pair ; Red-legged Partridge - 2 ; Lapwing - 3 ; Yellowhammer - 3
Fulwood garden: Brambling - 1 - female at feeders
Leash Fen: Grasshopper Warbler - 1 - reeling ; Snipe - 2 - drumming
Low Moor, Upper Midhope: Whinchat - 1
Orgreave Lakes: Avocet - 2 - By the main lake at 0600. Flew SE at 0635. ; Dunlin - 2 ; Little Egret - 1 - N at 09:05 ; BLACK-NECKED GREBE - 1 - still present ; Goosander - 15 ; Pink-footed Goose - 1 - left with Greylags ; View Picture, Dunlin - 2 - summer plumaged ; View Picture, Kestrel - 1 ; View Picture, Lapwing - 8 - including several territorial birds over plains ; View Picture, Ringed Plover - 4 ; Common Sandpiper - 4 ; Little Ringed Plover - 5 ; Curlew - 1 - over plains ; Wheatear - 3 ; Swift - 5 ; Oystercatcher - 2 - including sitting bird on island ; Skylark - 6 - singing ; View Picture
Oughtibridge Garden: Siskin - 2 - Pair , feeding on sunflower hearts then drinking at garden pond.
Padley Gorge: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker - 1 - calling ; Pied Flycatcher - 6+ - 5 + singing males ; View Picture, Pied Flycatcher - 6+ - photo ; View Picture
R Don, Effingham St: Sand Martin - 12 - including several prospecting birds ; View Picture, Grey Heron - 1 - below weir ; View Picture, Iceland Gull - 1 - lifted off Tesco roof and circled over before heading upriver at 12:25 ; View Picture, Iceland Gull - 1 - another photo ; View Picture, Feral Pigeon - 40 ; View Picture, Carrion Crow - 1 - repeatedly attacking Feral Pigeons feeding on bread; dropping from lamp post and pursuing in style of Sprawk. Unsuccessful every time but some very close calls.
Ravenfield Church: Mistle Thrush - 1
Rushey Meadows/Bannerdale Centre: Tawny Owl - 4+ - singing male, presumed female calling, and at least 2 fledged juveniles
Sheffield University: Peregrine - 2+ - 3rd chick hatched
Silver Wood: Treecreeper - 2 ; Willow Warbler - 7 - singing ; Blackcap - c10 - singing ; Garden Warbler - 2 - singing ; Whitethroat - 5 - singing ; Reed Warbler - 1 - r/way line pond ; Chiffchaff - 6 - singing ; Nuthatch - 3 ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 2 ; Grey Partridge - 2 - fields to east of woods ; Swallow - 2 ; Grey Heron - 1 - Woodlaithes duckpond ; Moorhen - 2+ - pair with 2 downy young on Woodlaithes duckpond ; Song Thrush - 3 - singing
Silverwood Lagoon: Reed Warbler - 3 - singing ; Sedge Warbler - 1 - singing ; Reed Bunting - 4 - singing ; Whitethroat - c15 - singing ; Lesser Whitethroat - 1 - singing ; Grasshopper Warbler - 1 - reeling ; Whinchat - 1 - male in hedgerow below western paddocks ; Swallow - 2 ; Willow Warbler - c12 - singing ; Lapwing - 2prs - fields to west ; Song Thrush - 3 - singing ; Oystercatcher - 1 - west at 07.30 ; Meadow Pipit - 3 - singing ; Jackdaw - 2 - north ; Jay - 2
Thrybergh CP: Great Crested Grebe - 2 - mf ; Mute Swan - 29 ; Greylag Goose - 2 - in. ; Gadwall - 2 - mf ; Tufted Duck - 14 - 9m5f ; Scaup - 1 - m ; Herring Gull - 7 - 2ad5-2cy ; Swift - 1