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18 June 2018

Bramley: Swift - 1 - Female on eggs in loft on Flanderwell Avenue.
Crookes Valley Park: Coot - 4+ - Two pairs, with three well-grown imms and a fresh chick respectively ; Mallard - 12+ - Including female with 5 small chicks
Keppels Field: Buzzard - 1 - low over Scholes Coppice and field occasional calls ; Whitethroat - 1 - singing ; Swift - 1
R Don, Rotherham Centre: Mallard - 1+ - Female drawing mink away from 7 well-grown chicks by Main Street bridge and then flying back to them ; Sand Martin - 6 - Including two entering pipe in canal wall behind railway station
R Don, Tinsley: Black-headed Gull - 40 - On weir behind Tinsley SF, including one ginger juv; bred nearby? ; Canada Goose - 2+ - Pair with three chicks by weir behind Tinsley SF ; Gadwall - 3+ - Three females, plus one well-grown imm ; Grey Wagtail - 2 - Pair carrying food from weir to nest site just inside Tinsley SF compound ; Sand Martin - 6 - Feeding busily around weir behind Tinsley SF ; Mallard - 1+ - Female with 8 small chicks by weir behind Tinsley SF ; Buzzard - 1 - Over and circling N of Tinsley SF ; Sparrowhawk - 1 - Male carrying prey item over weir behind Tinsley SF ; Bullfinch - 3 - Two males and a female ; Chiffchaff - 3 - Singing by river
Redmires conduit: Linnet - 4 - 2 adults feeding 2 juveniles
Redmires Middle Res: Common Sandpiper - 1+ - one plus chick at water's edge
Redmires Top Res: Lapwing - 3 - 3 chicksin wet areas, no adult present
Thrybergh CP: Great Crested Grebe - 6 - 1pr with hidden nest ; Mute Swan - 44 - inc 2y3y ; Greylag Goose - 5 - past s ; Tufted Duck - 10 - 2f ; Buzzard - 6 - soar. 2ne 4se ; Sparrowhawk - 1 ; Kestrel - 2 - hunt. ; Herring Gull - 4 - inc.1s2n ; Swift - 100+ ; Wren - 13 - singing ; Song Thrush - 1 - singing ; Blackcap - 6 - inc 1s and family party 5+ ; Reed Warbler - 3 - singing ; Whitethroat - 9+ - 3 single ads,.fam.6+ ; Willow Warbler - 3 - singing ; Chiffchaff - 2 - 1 singing, 1 collecting food ; Great Tit - 40+ - inc six fams ; Blue Tit - 13+ - in two fams ; House Sparrow - 8+ ; Reed Bunting - 4 - 3 singing, 1m collecting food ; Yellowhammer - 1 - m

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