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22 February 2018

Centenary Riverside: Mallard - 4 - 2 pair ; Goosander - 1 - Male, river ; Kingfisher - 1 ; Moorhen - 2 ; Coot - 1 ; Goldcrest - 1 ; Long-tailed Tit - 2 ; Robin - 1 ; Blue Tit - 1 ; Cormorant - 1
Midhope Res: Oystercatcher - 5 - circled over at c.10:30
Orgreave Lakes: Whooper Swan - 25 - North at 0940 ; Dunlin - 1 - Round the small lake first thing.
RVCP, Main Lake: Oystercatcher - 2 ; Herring Gull - 7 ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 4 ; Pochard - 46 ; Tufted Duck - 32 ; Wigeon - 130+ ; Great Crested Grebe - 8
RVCP, Meadowgate Lake: Cormorant - 27 ; Goldeneye - 5 ; Wigeon - 40+ ; Gadwall - 16 ; Teal - 20+ ; Goosander - 16 ; Tufted Duck - 20+
Thrybergh CP: Great Crested Grebe - 2 ; Little Grebe - 2 ; Cormorant - 1 ; Mute Swan - 7 ; Gadwall - 2 - mf ; Pochard - 4 - m ; Tufted Duck - 28 ; Buzzard - 1 ; Water Rail - 2 ; Black-headed Gull - 80+ ; Herring Gull - 2 ; Skylark - 2 - 1 singing ; Wren - 6 - 4 singing ; Dunnock - 15 - 9 singing ; Robin - 30 - 18 singing ; Blackbird - 25 ; Great Tit - 14 ; Blue Tit - 11 ; Chaffinch - 11 - 6 singing ; Goldfinch - 18 ; Bullfinch - 10 - 2-2-6 ; Reed Bunting - 4 ; Yellowhammer - 1
Ulley CP: Scaup - 1 - still with ten tufties, now in Morthen Arm due to speed boats travelling flat out around reservoir ; View Picture, Siskin - c15 - in alders at top of Morthen Arm.
Walkley Bank: Skylark - 3 - flying south-west over Providence Road, making flight calls

21 February 2018

Attercliffe: Peregrine - 1 - adult on Bernard Rd incinerator building
Barlow Common: Yellowhammer - 8 - all in field margin on Bole Hill, just south of Barlow Common ; Skylark - 2 ; Rook - 12+
Catcliffe Flash: Mute Swan - 5 - ad pr becoming increasingly intolerant to 3 imms ; Teal - 3 ; Gadwall - 12 ; Pochard - 5 ; Tufted Duck - 23 ; Black-headed Gull - 56 ; Cormorant - 2 ; Moorhen - 1+ ; Coot - 10
Eastwood, Rotherham: Goosander - 1 - Redhead on river by Parkgate bridge.
Grenoside: Linnet - 30+
Meersbrook Park: Redwing - 13+
R Don, Effingham St: Cormorant - 1 - breeding plumaged adult on river above weir ; View Picture, Canada Goose - 2 - first sighting of year here

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