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21 November 2019

Aldwarke: Cormorant - 6 - on pylons @ 0950hrs
Aldwarke Lane: Mistle Thrush - 1
Dog Kennel Pond: Mallard - 10+ ; Coot - 3 ; Black-headed Gull - 15+
Firsby Res: Moorhen - 1 ; Tawny Owl - 1 - Calling at Dawn. ; Barn Owl - 1 ; Woodcock - 1 - Dropped into set aside field. ; Skylark - 2 ; Fieldfare - 6+ - Coming out of roost with Redwings. ; Redwing - 10+ ; Jay - 2 ; Green Woodpecker - 1 ; Bullfinch - 1 ; Bullfinch - 1 ; Yellowhammer - 1 - over ; Goldcrest - 1
Frecheville: Goosander - 2 - RH - on Frecheville pond.
Longshaw: Mandarin - 40+ - At least 40 birds on or around pond. Partially flushed before an exact count could be completed. ; Brambling - 5+ - sprinkled amongst the Chaffinches ; Chaffinch - 30+ ; Fieldfare - 2 ; Mistle Thrush - 2 ; Nuthatch - 1 ; Coal Tit - 10+
Morley Pond: Mallard - 30+ - nothing else on water. ; Fieldfare - 50+ - Similar numbers of Redwing , also a Mistle Thrush singing. ; Goldfinch - 40+ - Up from feeding in field W end of lake.
Ravenfield; Arbour Lane: Kestrel - 1 - male, hunting
Stanage, Hollin Bank Car Park: Brambling - 2
Thrybergh CP: Magpie - 7 - foraging party ; Gadwall - 3 - 2m; 1f ; Canada Goose - c100 - 10 @ dawn ; Common Buzzard - 1 - over from W, chased off N by HG @ 0720hrs ; Herring Gull - 2 - sub-adults ; Tufted Duck - 12 ; Great Crested Grebe - 3 ; Little Grebe - 3 ; Cormorant - 3 ; Redwing - 5 ; Nuthatch - 1 ; Grey Wagtail - 1 ; Mistle Thrush - 1 ; Kestrel - 1 - male ; Bullfinch - 1-2 ; Pied Wagtail - 2 ; Moorhen - c5 ; Coot - c80 ; Goldcrest - 1 ; Pochard - 3 - drakes ; Wigeon - 1 - drake ; Shoveler - 1 - drake ; Linnet - 8 ; Teal - 2 - females ; CATTLE EGRET - 0 - No signs from dawn to 0945hrs at least or around nearby Firsby & Ravenfield

20 November 2019

Barlow Brook: Kestrel - 1 ; Nuthatch - 1 ; Goldcrest - 2 ; Coal Tit - 4+ ; Long-tailed Tit - 4+
Brightside: Peregrine - 2 - adult pair together on furnace building between Don Road and Hawke Street.
Cinder Hills: Bullfinch - 1 - calls
Forge Dam: Kingfisher - 1
Hagg Lane Allotments: Redwing - 40 - In and around trees near plot 167 ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 ; House Sparrow - 2 ; Bullfinch - 1
Ibbotson's Dam: Kingfisher - 1 - Male ; View Picture
Thrybergh CP: CATTLE EGRET - 2 - reported up to at least 09:30. Further details requested ; CATTLE EGRET - 2 - in sheepfield on left as you turn in to res, prob best viewed from drive or main road ; GREAT WHITE EGRET - 1 - flushed 2 Cattle Egrets towards Hooton Roberts at 12:10- Cattle Egrets returned to sheepfield later ; CATTLE EGRET - 2 - still present 1400 roosting in willows on east bank of res.
Upper Common, Scholes: Skylark - 40+ - feeding, occasionally moving in tight flock. ; Mistle Thrush - 2 - feeding

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