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14 August 2020

Aldwarke: Mute Swan - 2 - N, then NE @ 0735hrs ; Cormorant - 1 - on pylon
Aldwarke; Liberty Steel: Peregrine - 2 - adult on chimney + juv male unsuccessfully hunting pigeons for several minutes
Orgreave Lakes: Common Scoter - 1 ; Yellow-legged Gull - 2 ; Redshank - 1 ; Common Sandpiper - 1 ; Ringed Plover - 1
Parkgate; 'Banana' plantation: Greenfinch - 1 - N ; Chiffchaff - 1 - singing ; Long-tailed Tit - 5+ ; Stock Dove - 2 - disturbed from ground ; Jay - 1 ; House Martin - 17 - over briefly; very little else in air this morning ; Redstart - 2 - elusive juv male, calling frequently + a second bird answering close by ; Canada Goose - 4 - low to SW @ 0647hrs
Rawmarsh; High Street: House Martin - c12 - feeding over briefly @ 0900hrs
Roundwood Golf course: Goldcrest - 1 - calling ; Coal Tit - 1 - calling ; Sand Martin - 16 - feeding over ; Swallow - 3 - with SMs

13 August 2020

Aldwarke: Kestrel - 1 - hunting over 'Mushroom' roundabout ; Cormorant - 3 - on pylon @ 1230hrs
Broomhead Moor: LONG-TAILED SKUA - 1 - juvenile reported at c15:30
Brownhills Lane: Swallow - 30+ - On the wires ; Swallow - 30+ - On the wires ; View Picture
Green Moor: Starling - 140+ - On wires - good count here ; Siskin - 1 - Male ; Siskin - 10+ - Re-count, just had a relatively large group for Green Moor ; Siskin - 20+ - More arriving and feeding on birch seeds?
Malin Bridge: Blue Tit - 6+ - in large roving Tit flock in garden ; Willow Warbler - 1 - juv with lost tail with tit flock, first of year in garden. ; Great Tit - 1 - juv ; Coal Tit - 1 - ad with flock, first for a while ; Chiffchaff - 1 - patchy ad with flock ; Long-tailed Tit - 7+ - only second visit over last few months, feeding on seed and fat balls
Midhope Res: Woodcock - 1 ; Willow Tit - 1 ; Redstart - 1 - juv ; Yellow Wagtail - 2 - juvs
Norfolk Heritage Park: Mistle Thrush - 15+ - All feeding on mown grass area along with about 5 Magpies. Perhaps on ants and crane fly larvae.
Orgreave Lakes: Ruff - 1 - flew 2 circuits around both lakes, looking to land, but carried on and left to SW (19:25) ; View Picture, Yellow-legged Gull - 4 - ad and 3x 2-3s roost/pre-roost ; Common Gull - 2 - ad and juv ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - c60 - sev juvs ; Herring Gull - c6 - 2 juvs ; Black-headed Gull - 5-600+ - good numbers still on at 20:00 ; Great Black-backed Gull - 1 - ad/near ad
Pebley Pond: Egyptian Goose - 4 (2ad + 2juv) - First for several years. ; Canada Goose - 122. ; Greylag Goose - 9 ; Grey Heron - 5 - most together for several years
Redmires: Kestrel - 2 ; Swallow - 20+ - Seen feeding juveniles ; Stonechat - 3 - Juv ; View Picture, Whinchat - 1 ; View Picture, Meadow Pipit - 12 ; View Picture
Redmires Top Res: Black-headed Gull - 1 ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 1 ; Greylag Goose - 15
Ringinglow: Other Species - 1 - Weasel running across Ringinglow Rd
Roper Hill: Kestrel - 1
Whiston: Red Kite - 1 - circling overhead

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