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19 January 2019

Bingham Park: Kingfisher - 1 - Shepherd's Wheel dam ; View Picture, Kingfisher - 1 - another photo ; View Picture, Dipper - 1 - feeding in stream ; View Picture, Dipper - 1 - another photo ; View Picture, Dipper - 1 - another photo ; View Picture
Crosspool: Waxwing - c25 - on Manchester Road just west of Sportsman pub at 14:45
Dronfield: Tawny Owl - 1 - Calling from trees in Cliffe Park
Firsby Res: Moorhen - 2 ; Coot - 1 ; Mallard - 10 - 6 M, 4 F. ; Sparrowhawk - 1 - Male ; Kestrel - 1 - F hovering over set aside field ; Redwing - 2+ ; Fieldfare - 1 ; Mistle Thrush - 1 ; Song Thrush - 1 ; Blackbird - 6 - Feeding on fallen apples. ; Bullfinch - 2
Fulwood: Pink-footed Goose - 100+ - at least one large flock over S-ish at 10:43, but not seen as in low cloud
Gibraltar Street: Waxwing - 8 - in top of trees opposite Yorkshire Decorators Shop at 11:00, A couple of calls heard and then flew off behind same row of shops.
Kiveton: Blackbird - 20+ - garden full of around 20
Linacre Res: Whooper Swan - 8 - Flew west before heading low east a few minutes later at 09:15. ; View Picture
Manor Fields Park: Pink-footed Goose - c200 - Very vocal skein flew low South over Park at 11:58. ; Mallard - 16 - 8 male 8 Female on part frozen pond. ; Moorhen - 6
Meersbrook: Pink-footed Goose - c180 - east at 15:45
Millhouses garden: Chaffinch - 4 - 3m. 1f - first for a while and unusual to get this many
Millhouses Lane garden: Ring-necked Parakeet - 2 - pair, feeding on fat balls
Norwood Allotments: Brambling - 20+ - In company with six chaffinch in tree tops briefly this morning.
Orgreave Lakes: Whooper Swan - 3 - flew north at 09:07 ; Whooper Swan - 8 - Another group circled then left north at c09:50 ; View Picture, Whooper Swan - 7 - adults on main lake late afternoon ; View Picture, Whooper Swan - 7 - another photo ; View Picture, Whooper Swan - 7 - a third photo ; View Picture, Goosander - 14 - main lake late afternoon ; Kingfisher - 2 - chasing and calling on main lake late afternoon ; Lapwing - 240 - circling main lake late afternoon
Oughtibridge: Goosander - 9 - on Don, within 1 mile downriver.
Oughtibridge garden: Brambling - 6 ; Siskin - 1
Porter Valley: Dipper - 3 - 2 singing ; Grey Wagtail - 3 - 1 Calling
Rivelin Dams: Pink-footed Goose - 170+ - Headed South low in a loose flock at 10.50. Could have landed somewhere
Rother Valley CP: Smew - 1 - Redhead still on fishing lake
Sharrowvale: Pink-footed Goose - 300 - Flock of c300 flew over SE at 1058 hrs.
Sheffield Centre: Waxwing - 8 - In trees on Corporation Street
Shepherd Wheel: Kingfisher - 1 - Seen catching a fish ; Grey Heron - 1 - Flew in from north, landed in tree above pool.
Shirecliffe: Pink-footed Goose - 500+ - flying low over Shirecliffe heading SE ; Brambling - 3 - still regular at garden feeders
Silverwood Lagoon: Pochard - 8 ; Tufted Duck - 5 ; Mute Swan - 1pr ; Common Gull - 2 ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 1 ; Kestrel - 1 ; Fieldfare - 30 ; Mistle Thrush - 1 ; Snipe - 1
Wire Mill Dam: Mandarin - 9 - 5 male 4 female
Wyming Brook: Siskin - 25 - Feeding on birch ; Brambling - 20+ ; Goldcrest - 2

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