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29 August 2015

Blackburn Meadows NR: Green Sandpiper - 1 - Calling on Ferham Lake ; Hobby - 2 - Hunting insests over the reserve. Calling to each other.

28 August 2015

Aldwarke SF: Chiffchaff - 4 - inc 3 singing ; Chaffinch - c5 ; Blackcap - 6 ; Goldfinch - 5 ; Gadwall - 4 - 1m; 3f/juv ; Moorhen - 14+ - inc 6+ independent juvs ; Kingfisher - 1 - male ; Little Grebe - 2+ - single juvs from different broods, one of which probably attended by adult(s) ; Grey Wagtail - 1 ; Whitethroat - 2 ; Coot - 1 ; Green Sandpiper - 1
Bramley: Little Owl - 1 - Enjoying the morning sun in a horse shelter on Sandy Lane. ; View Picture
Brincliffe Edge: Sparrowhawk - 1 - being mobbed by at least 10 magpies!
Greystones: Goldfinch - 3 - Juveniles in observer's garden
Langsett Res: Black-headed Gull - 316+ - in roost, per Twitter ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 302+ ; Yellow-legged Gull - 1
Mayfield Valley: Buzzard - 1 - Flying west
Middleton Moor: Tufted Duck - 2 ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - c.70 ; Black-headed Gull - 25 ; Common Sandpiper - 2 ; Wheatear - 2 ; Wigeon - 1 ; Raven - 1 ; Linnet - 3
Morehall Res: Common Sandpiper - 1
Outo Kumpo steelworks, Europa Way: Common Buzzard - 1 - going to roost at 2030
Parkgate: House Martin - c200 - 'swarming' over @ 0630hrs, reduced to low single figures by 0640hrs
Parkgate; 'Banana' plantation: Kestrel - 1 - hunting @ 0600hrs ; Swallow - 22+ - S/SW ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 4 - 1 NE; 3 SW ; Tree Pipit - 1 - SW at treetop height, calling @ 0628hrs ; Chiffchaff - 1 - singing ; Meadow Pipit - 1 - S ; Swift - 2 - rapidly E @ 0758hrs ; Bullfinch - 2 - high to W
Peat Pits: Wheatear - 1 ; Common Buzzard - 1 ; Kestrel - 2
Roundwood Golf course: Stock Dove - 1 ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 ; Goldcrest - 1
Thrybergh CP: Great Crested Grebe - 2 ; Little Grebe - 14 ; Cormorant - 9 ; Mute Swan - 37 ; Canada Goose - 54 ; Pochard - 1 - m ; Tufted Duck - 87 ; Buzzard - 1 ; Kestrel - 2 - singles ; Coot - 203 ; Lapwing - 68 ; Black-headed Gull - 250+ ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 4 - flew south ; Swift - 7 ; Sand Martin - 10 ; Swallow - 5 - 2+3 south ; House Martin - 6 ; Yellow Wagtail - 2 - singles south ; Grey Wagtail - 2 ; Robin - 17 ; Blackcap - 4 ; Whitethroat - 2 ; Chiffchaff - 16 ; Willow Tit - 1 ; Long-tailed Tit - 14+ ; Jackdaw - 3 ; Carrion Crow - 22 - inc party of 17 ; Starling - 200+ - in fields ; House Sparrow - 20 - in wheat field ; Tree Sparrow - 5+ - with House Sparrows ; Goldfinch - 130+ - inc flocks 80+ & 40+ feeding on thistle down ; Greenfinch - 16
Ughill: Merlin - 1 - Female hunting on Wet Shaw Lane. Seen on 26th also, hunting same fields.