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23 April 2019

Canklow Woods: Whitethroat - 1 - 1 singing
Clough, streamside: Sparrowhawk - 1 - Hunting. Carried on low over ground W across Fenton Rd. ; Skylark - 2 - singing adj fields ; Wren - 1+ ; Robin - 2+ - sing ; Blackbird - 1+ ; Long-tailed Tit - 1 ; Great Tit - 1 - sing ; Chiffchaff - 3 - sing ; Blackcap - 3 - sing ; Woodpigeon - 1+ - sing ; Pheasant - 1+ ; Whitethroat - 1 - sing ; Chaffinch - 1 - sing ; Bullfinch - 1 - calls ; Dunnock - 1 - sing
Holmebrook Valley Park: Mallard - 30+ - 30 ads + 28 ducklings ; Coot - 5 ; Moorhen - 5 ; Mute Swan - 4 ; Black-headed Gull - 1 ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 1 ; Willow Warbler - 1+ ; Chiffchaff - 3
Lowedges: Buzzard - 1 - over Greenhill Park, calling and drifting northwards
Owlthorpe: Skylark - 4 - singing ; Blackcap - 9 - Nine singing during a 3km circuit. ; Whitethroat - 3 - Three singing. ; Willow Warbler - 1 - singing
R Don, Rotherham Centre; Chantry Bridge: Sand Martin - c25 - vicinity of colony @ 0755hrs
R Don, Rotherham Centre; Forge Island: Lesser Whitethroat - 1 - singing from riverside bushes @ 0755hrs ; Sparrowhawk - 1 - soaring high over @ 0755hrs
Rotherham Centre: Raven - 1 - circling high over @ 1143hrs; left W/SW ; Raven - 2 - over to NE @ 1203hrs, attracting attention of local Carrion Crow
Rotherham Centre; Main Street: Canada Goose - 2 - NE, circled & returned SW @ 1151hrs
Roughwood School: Blackcap - 1 - sing
Roughwood Way: Blackcap - 1 - singing nr flats adj Grey Hill.
Stubley Hollow: Swallow - 3 ; Blackcap - 4 ; Chiffchaff - 7 ; Whitethroat - 2 ; Willow Warbler - 1
Templeborough: Whitethroat - 1 - in bush in carpark of aesseal plc
Wyming Brook: Wood Warbler - 1 - singing and showing well ; Crossbill - 1 ; Willow Warbler - 1-2 ; Treecreeper - 1-2 ; Nuthatch - 1 ; Jay - 1 ; Long-tailed Tit - 2 ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 ; Sparrowhawk - 1 ; Coal Tit - 2

22 April 2019

Agden Rocher: Golden Plover - C60 ; View Picture
Brinsworth: Blackcap - 1 - Singing opposite Thirsty flame most of morning in to the afternoon.
Bubnell: Redstart - 1 - singing male ; Curlew - 3 - one dropped into riverside fields, 2 flew over N
Canklow Woods: Willow Warbler - 3 - 3 singing
Concord Park: Garden Warbler - 1 - Singing in trees just off Oaks Lane
Damflask Res: Mandarin - 7 - 6m 1f ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 2 ; Blackcap - 2 - 2m ; Bullfinch - 3+ - 2m, 1f ; Great Crested Grebe - 2 - Pair in willows at W end. ; View Picture, Common Sandpiper - 3 ; View Picture, Oystercatcher - 1
Firsby Res: Coot - 1 ; Moorhen - 1 ; Tawny Owl - 1 - Roosting in the sunshine. Photo taken from path. ; View Picture, Buzzard - 1 ; Pheasant - 1 - Female ; Skylark - 1 - Singing. ; Goldfinch - 4 ; Linnet - 2 - Over calling. ; Reed Bunting - 2 - Males ; Yellowhammer - 1 - Singing ; Great Tit - 2 - On fat ball feeder. ; Long-tailed Tit - 5+ ; Blackcap - 6+ - All calling/singing. ; Chiffchaff - 3 ; Willow Warbler - 7 ; Whitethroat - 1 ; Jackdaw - 1 - Single over calling. ; Song Thrush - 2 - Singing Males. ; Mistle Thrush - 1 ; Blackbird - 1 - Female flew from nest ; Pied Wagtail - 1 - Flew from sluice. ; Red-legged Partridge - 2 - Amongst sheep flock. ; Grey Partridge - 1 - Calling from Cow field at dusk.
Froggatt Bridge: Redstart - 2 - pair
Hallam Moors: Common Buzzard - 1 - Mobbed by Curlew ; Curlew - 3
Heeley City Farm: Ring-necked Parakeet - 1 - feeding on elm blossom ; Jackdaw - 2 - flew west at 09:20 ; Blackcap - 1 - singing ; Willow Warbler - 1 - singing
Killamarsh: Greenfinch - 1 - Singing
Longshaw: Red-legged Partridge - 1 - Only heard calling ; Cuckoo - 2 - Two calling. ; Brambling - 2

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