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22 September 2017

Aldwarke; Liberty Steel: Cormorant - 15 - max 13 on pylon (SK4695) + 2 (SK4594) @ 0905hrs; lots of commuting ; Peregrine - 1 - roosted on chimney; moved to adjacent chimney by 0640hrs where it sat for 2hrs +
Arbourthorne: Grey Heron - 1 - in willow by pond 17:20 ; Common Buzzard - 1 - S/W over pond 17:15 ; Swallow - 1 - low south over playing fields opp pond 17:23. ; Moorhen - 4 - on pond.
Barbrook: Buzzard - 2 - Flying E. ; House Martin - 35+ - light SSW passage including one party of 22. ; Swallow - 40+ - Light SSW passage of mostly ones and twos. ; Stonechat - 6+ - Including family party of at least four. Female taking food to recently fledged young. ; Meadow Pipit - 50+ - Many moving SSW.
Cross Hill, Ecclesfield: Common Buzzard - 1
Dennis Knoll: Red Grouse - 2
Firsby Res: Moorhen - 1 ; Mallard - 3 ; Teal - 2 - Main Res. ; Black-headed Gull - 1 ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 2 - Over SE. ; Pied Wagtail - 1 ; Buzzard - 1 ; Bullfinch - 8 ; Lesser Redpoll - 2 - Over calling, first record this Autumn. ; Sparrowhawk - 1 - Male
Fulwood: Buzzard - 4 - circling over observer's garden at lunchtime ; Swallow - 6 - S ; Linnet - 2 - over observer's garden calling ; Chiffchaff - 1 - in observer's garden
Green Moor: Pink-footed Goose - 95 - c50 over east at 12:10; c45 ENE at 12:17
Ladybower Res, North arm: Buzzard - 3 - Mobbed by Kestrel ; Kestrel - 1 - Male ; Cormorant - 1 ; Jay - 1 - Heard several more ; Nuthatch - 2
Manor Fields Park: Whitethroat - 1 - in hedge by footpath entrance to cemetery at 12:40 ; Blackcap - 2 - both males ; Chiffchaff - 6 - throughout site.several singing birds. ; Meadow Pipit - 4 - south over site ; Siskin - 2 - over south ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 ; Grey Wagtail - 1
Parkgate; 'Banana' plantation: Swallow - 10 - first S/SE @ 0645hrs, then 9 SW to 0945hrs ; Meadow Pipit - present - first S @ 0648hrs, then steady, light S movement at high altitude ; Goldcrest - 1 ; Linnet - 4 - SW ; Pied Wagtail - 8 - 2 NE; 6 S ; Chiffchaff - 4 - inc one singing ; Grey Heron - 2 - one N/NE @ 0710hrs, joining second over Roundwood then both E to Thrybergh Tip ; Whitethroat - 1 ; Long-tailed Tit - 12 ; Jay - 1 ; Blackcap - 1 - male ; Song Thrush - 1 ; Greenfinch - 3 ; Wheatear - 1 - smart 1cy perched on dead mullein stem for 20mins from 0730hrs before flushed by dog walker
Rawmarsh:Haugh Rd: Lapwing - 42 - over Back Lane @ 17.30 ; Wheatear - 1 - imm on playing field @ 07.30
Ringinglow: Swallow - 7 - Norfolk Arms ; Pied Wagtail - 3 - Norfolk Arms
Rivelin Valley: Buzzard - 5 - Drifting South over the valley at 2-30pm ; Sparrowhawk - 2 - Interacting with the Buzzards
Roundwood Golf course: Coal Tit - 1-2 ; Chiffchaff - 1 ; Sparrowhawk - 1 - f/juv over ; Goldfinch - 70-80 ; Jay - 1 ; Mistle Thrush - 8 ; Lesser Redpoll - 4 - dropped into treetop
RVCP, Main Lake: Egyptian Goose - 1
RVCP, Meadowgate Lake: Common Sandpiper - 2
Silverwood Lagoon: Mute Swan - 11 - pair 9 juvs ; Coot - 15 ; Gadwall - 5 ; Teal - 4 ; Little Grebe - 6 ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 18 ; Black-headed Gull - c30 ; Canada Goose - c160 ; Chiffchaff - 3 - singing ; Grey Wagtail - 1 ; Jay - 8 ; Kestrel - 1 ; Buzzard - 1 ; Sparrowhawk - 1 ; Skylark - 5 ; Meadow Pipit - 8 - a few singles south ; Bullfinch - 4 ; Long-tailed Tit - c30 - several small flocks around pit top ; Reed Bunting - 6
Thrybergh CP: Great Crested Grebe - 9 ; Little Grebe - 6 ; Cormorant - 10 ; Heron - 1 - jv ; Canada Goose - 92 - in from s24+68 ; Tufted Duck - 53 ; Sparrowhawk - 1 - m ; Lapwing - 190 - circa160 in field 30 on front ; Black-headed Gull - 50+ ; Herring Gull - 2 - jv ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 3 - inc 1s-1s ; Kingfisher - 1