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23 March 2017

Agden Res: Whooper Swan - 0 - No sign at 07:45
Barlow Common: Buzzard - 7 ; Sparrowhawk - 1 ; Chiffchaff - 1
Brampton en le Morthern: Kestrel - 1 - Hunting at edge of M1 southbound nr J31. 12.20
Brindwood Gate, Barlow: Common Buzzard - 1
Canklow: Waxwing - 34 - flock of 23 on Centenary Way 200 yards south of Ickles roundabout at 0840. 34 present in same location at 1655
Canklow Woods: Buzzard - 1 - over woods 10.55
Europa View Sheffield Business Park: Ringed Plover - 2 - at 16:30
Graves Park: Lesser Spotted Woodpecker - 1 - Female drumming in usual spot 07:40-09:00 ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 6 - 3 pairs, one pair seen copulating ; Nuthatch - 6 - 3 pairs ; Treecreeper - 4 - 2 pairs ; Jay - 4 ; Brambling - 12 ; Mandarin - 2 - pair ; Kestrel - 1 - male over ; Goldcrest - 4+ ; Coal Tit - 4
Greystones: Waxwing - 1 - 16:35 A lone individual in the top of garden Sycamore ; View Picture
Millhouses garden: Siskin - 1m - very infrequent garden visitor
Norton Lees: Magpie - 2 - Building nest in big holly at back of observer's garden ; Bullfinch - 1m - In observer's garden
Orgreave Lakes: Rock Pipit - 1 ; Wheatear - 3 ; Dunlin - 1 ; Little Ringed Plover - 2 ; Ringed Plover - 1 ; Sand Martin - 2 - flew N at 08.32. ; Whooper Swan - 9 - reported mid-morning ; Whooper Swan - 9 - Large lake ; Redshank - 5 ; Oystercatcher - 2
R Don, Attercliffe: Chiffchaff - 2 - singing, Stevenson Rd ; Cormorant - 1 - flew W ; Kingfisher - 2 - very noisy, presumed courtship. ; View Picture
R Don, Stevenson Rd: House Martin - 1 - early migrant, with Sand Martins ; View Picture
R Don, Stevenson Road: Sand Martin - 4 - back on territory today
Rough Standhills: Crossbill - 1 - 1 heard
Thrybergh CP: Great Crested Grebe - 5 ; Little Grebe - 1 ; Mute Swan - 28 ; Tufted Duck - 40 ; Scaup - 1 - m ; Pheasant - 4 - call. ; Water Rail - 2 ; Redshank - 2 - down briefly dep.s 0940 ; Black-headed Gull - 190 - max. ; Herring Gull - 3 - -2cy ; Skylark - 7 - sing ; Sand Martin - 13 - 7early dep. n +6 past n ; Meadow Pipit - 4 ; Pied Wagtail - 2 - mf ; Wren - 20 - 17sing ; Dunnock - 24 - 19sing ; Robin - 18 - 11sing ; Song Thrush - 2 - sing ; Mistle Thrush - 1 - sing ; Blackbird - 18 - 2sing ; Chiffchaff - 6 - 5sing ; Long-tailed Tit - 4 ; Blue Tit - 12 ; Bullfinch - 10 - 5m-5f ; Reed Bunting - 6 - 4sing ; Yellowhammer - 3 - sing
Tinsley: Red Kite - 1 - over M1
Ughill Moors: Oystercatcher - 2 - back on territory
Ulley CP: Sand Martin - 1 - feeding at 0900 ; Willow Tit - 2 - a pair displaying and mutual feeding.