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09 December 2022

Holmebrook Valley Park: Goosander - 16 - 10 males and 6 females
Orgreave Tip: Kestrel - 1 - Hunting. ; Buzzard - 1 - Harassed by crow. ; Stonechat - 10+ - One flock of 8. ; Linnet - 20 - On tip top feeding on seed heads. ; Skylark - 10+ ; Redwing - 5-6 ; Grey Partridge - 5 - Flushed on tip top. ; Reed Bunting - 1 - Female ; Pied Wagtail - 1 ; Pheasant - 1 - Male
Thrybergh CP: Mute Swan - 26 ; Greylag Goose - 250+ ; Canada Goose - 200+ ; Tufted Duck - 101 ; Goldeneye - 2F ; Gadwall - 57 ; Pochard - 3 ; Goosander - 2RH ; Moorhen - 12 ; Water Rail - 1 ; Grey Heron - 4 ; Cormorant - 4 ; Lapwing - 288 ; Golden Plover - 1 ; Kingfisher - 1 ; Buzzard - 2 ; Kestrel - 1F ; Skylark - 3 ; Dunnock - 21 - Good numbers around feeders ; Chaffinch - 10 ; Redwing - C80 ; Fieldfare - 20 ; Song Thrush - 2 ; Blackbird - 14 ; Stonechat - 1 - Female west arm
Whirlow Park: Mandarin - 26 ; Mallard - 6 ; Grey Heron - 2 ; Common Gull - 2 - Adults circling over ; Buzzard - 1

08 December 2022

Barlow Common: Linnet - 30+ ; Mistle Thrush - 1
Brownhills Lane: Pink-footed Goose - 1 - with Greylags again after several days' absence ; View Picture, Greylag Goose - 120 - at least ; Wren - 1 - only passerine seen in a kilometre! ; View Picture
Holdworth: Fieldfare - c60 - feeding on apples still on tree. ; Starling - c120 - feeding in sheep fields. ; Dunnock - 7 - single group alarm calling from wall.
Middleton Moor: Teal - 46 - Surface of lagoon 90% frozen ; Shelduck - 1
Onesmoor: Meadow Pipit - 12 ; Skylark - 17 ; Rook - 22 - feeding in surrounding fields.
Owlthorpe garden: Stock Dove - 2 - 2 in garden bordering Owlthorpe Fields ; Mistle Thrush - 2 ; Greenfinch - 4 ; Goldfinch - 15 ; Blue Tit - 1 ; Great Tit - 1 ; Woodpigeon - 5 ; Blackbird - 2 - Male and female. Male is a regular visitor, he can’t close his beak so he’s very easy to identify. ; Feral Pigeon - 2 ; Magpie - 2 - regular garden visitors.
R Don, Stevenson Rd: Dipper - 1 - Just downstream of Stevenson Road Bridge
Redmires Bottom Res: Common Gull - 3 - 2 adults and 2nd winter circling
Redmires Top Res: Crossbill - 3 - Including superb red male ; Siskin - c20 ; Long-tailed Tit - 9 ; Goldcrest - 5 ; Grey Wagtail - 1 - picking along frozen edge of res ; Pied Wagtail - 1 - along frozen edge of res ; Siskin - 15 ; Lesser Redpoll - 3 ; Goldfinch - 20 ; Goldcrest - 2 ; Kestrel - 1 ; Long-tailed Tit - 12 ; Dunnock - 1
Shepherd Wheel: Dipper - 2 - courting pair on river
Thrybergh CP: Grey Heron - 3 ; Tufted Duck - 62 ; Pochard - 3 ; Goldeneye - 1F ; Gadwall - 33 ; Little Grebe - 3 ; Great Crested Grebe - 8 ; Greylag Goose - C250 ; Canada Goose - C60 ; Egyptian Goose - 1 ; Water Rail - 1 ; Kingfisher - 1F ; Lapwing - 200+ ; Redshank - 2 - Departed East 09:15
Wharncliffe Chase: Mallard - c70 - On unfrozen part of pond ; Redwing - 22