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05 March 2024

Aldwarke: Buzzard - 3 - Circling over Liberty melting shop @10.45
Woodall: Little Egret - 2 - East over M1 at 08:20

04 March 2024

Bolsterstone: Curlew - 76 - Large flock feeding in field ; Lapwing - 18 ; Raven - 2 - Together ; Kestrel - 1 ; Buzzard - 2 - Together ; Siskin - 3 - On feeders ; Greenfinch - 2 - On feeders ; Lapwing - 18 ; View Picture
Canklow: Chiffchaff - 1 - garden
Canklow Woods: Common Buzzard - 3 - 3 in the air together at 1130
Derwentdale: Crossbill - 27 - One group of 27. Several smaller group and singles 6 singing male as well as song flighting males ; View Picture
Eastern Moors: Stonechat - 8 - Four pairs in 2.5 miles between A621/Barbrook access junction and Moss Road Totley. Courtesy of a mild winter? ; View Picture
Endcliffe Park: Dipper - 1 - Near Hunters' Bar ; Grey Wagtail - 2 - Near Hunters' Bar ; Kingfisher - 1 - lower lake
Greystones garden: Blackcap - 1 - Regular visitor to Observer's garden ; Bullfinch - 1 ; Redwing - 1
Hangingwater garden: House Sparrow - 1 - m. First seen for at least 10 years! ; View Picture
Howbrook Dam: Cormorant - 34 - 07:30 - Record count on usual pylon in fields just above dam. ; View Picture, Cormorant - 34 - Record shot ; View Picture
Hunshelf Bank: Raven - 3 - interacting over hillside
Kilnhurst Ings: Marsh Harrier - 1
Low Moor, Upper Midhope: Curlew - 90 - 14:15, c70 left north around 14:20. ; Oystercatcher - 2 - Pair ; Lapwing - c25 ; Meadow Pipit - 1 ; Stock Dove - 2 - Pair ; Kestrel - 1 ; Greylag Goose - c25 ; Woodpigeon - c100 ; Siskin - 1+ ; Starling - c40 ; Snipe - 1 - Chipping ; Crossbill - 1+ - Heard only
Middleton Moor: Common Gull - 350 ; Oystercatcher - 2 ; Shelduck - 2 ; Tufted Duck - 6 ; Lapwing - 145 - Plus territorial birds on dry lagoon ; Curlew - 10 ; Fieldfare - 70 - Feeding in pasture by access track
Midhope Res: Oystercatcher - 2-4 ; Greylag Goose - c130 - Flushed into open water by overflying plane. ; Mallard - 5 - All males, females on nests? ; Canada Goose - 4 - 2 pairs
Peat Pits: Golden Plover - 241 ; SHORE LARK - 1
Sharrow: Siskin - 1 - Call heard only
Thrybergh: Whooper Swan - c30 - Over village Northerly direction 17:40hrs
Thrybergh CP: Mute Swan - 28 ; Canada Goose - 56 ; Greylag Goose - 6 ; Pink-footed Goose - 46 - North 08:25 ; Tufted Duck - c40 ; Gadwall - 2 ; Great Crested Grebe - 10 ; Cormorant - 1 ; Grey Heron - 1 ; Common Gull - 5 ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 1 ; Herring Gull - 22 ; Black-headed Gull - c100 ; Pied Wagtail - 4 ; Grey Wagtail - 2 - pair ; Skylark - 6+ ; Red Kite - 2 - Bit of display and calling ; Buzzard - 5+ ; Chiffchaff - 2 ; Red-legged Partridge - 4 ; Goldcrest - 1 ; Linnet - 30+ ; Mistle Thrush - 1 ; Oystercatcher - 2 ; Collared Dove - 4 ; Red Kite - 2 ; View Picture, Wren - 8 ; View Picture
Woodseats: Chiffchaff - 1 - Call heard only at north west corner of Bolehill Wood.
Wortley: Skylark - 3+ ; Chaffinch - 2 - Singing ; Song Thrush - 2 - Singing ; Goldfinch - 4