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19 May 2019

Bradwell: Swift - 10+ - Low over houses.
Burncross, nr Chapeltown: Coal Tit - 1 - Fledgling by feeders, assumed to have left nest today as barely able to fly and helped back into cover
Centenary Riverside: Kingfisher - 1 - Flew under bridge downstream then fishing on river 13.00 ; Reed Warbler - 2 - singing ; Reed Bunting - 1 - male ; Whitethroat - 4 - 3 singing one carrying nesting material. ; Goldfinch - 8-10 - some with song. ; Blackcap - 2 - singing ; Willow Warbler - 1 - singing ; Chiffchaff - 2 - 1 singing, 1 alarm call ; Song Thrush - 3 - singing ; Chaffinch - 1 - singing ; Wren - 8-10 - 4 singing, 1 carrying nesting material ; Mallard - 6 - 1 female with 3 young on river ; Other Species - 2 - Special thanks to a volunteer couple clearing litter around car park. ; Kestrel - 1
Chee Dale: Dipper - 7 - 2 separate pairs of Dippers feeding fledged young.
Crowhole: Buzzard - 1 ; Grey Wagtail - 1 ; Blackcap - 1 ; Whitethroat - 1 ; Chiffchaff - 1 ; Swallow - 8+
Curbar: Goldfinch - 2 - 2 adults with 1+ fledged juv.
Eastwood, Rotherham: Cormorant - 1 - SW
Firsby Res: Moorhen - 1 ; Coot - 4 - Family 2 adults with 2 chicks. ; Gadwall - 2 - Pair at waters edge. ; Kingfisher - 1 - Flew length of main Res then departed. ; Pied Wagtail - 1 - On sluice. ; Swift - 10+ ; House Martin - 8+ - Over main Res. ; Swallow - 2 - Drinking from Res. ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 - Calling in woodland. ; Dunnock - 1 - Carrying food to nest. ; Sedge Warbler - 2 - Singing. ; Reed Warbler - 1 - Good views at waters edge. ; Whitethroat - 2 ; Blackcap - 5 ; Willow Warbler - 2 ; Chiffchaff - 1 ; Tree Sparrow - 2+ - Jov begging for food on cottage roof. ; Buzzard - 3 - Pair in air together when an intruder arrived after a brief tussle on the floor in the cow field it was seen off. ; Stock Dove - 1 - Single over dam wall. ; Song Thrush - 1 - Singing.
Grange Park Golf Course: Buzzard - 1 - Hunting over gorse areas. ; Red-legged Partridge - 1 ; Pheasant - 1+ ; Black-headed Gull - 8 ; Stock Dove - 3 - singing ; Woodpigeon - 5+ - singing ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1+ - Nest, chicks calling. Adult male to nest hole with food,nest in oak 30ft+. ; Skylark - 1 - singing @ Watson's Tip ; Wren - 12+ ; Dunnock - 1 - singing ; Robin - 10+ - singing ; Blackbird - 8+ - 6 singing ; Song Thrush - 11 - 9 singing ; Whitethroat - 3+ - singing inc 1 displaying over scrub bet 10th and 12th fairways. ; Chiffchaff - 10 - singing ; Blackcap - 14 - singing ; Willow Warbler - 1 - singing ; Goldcrest - 1 - singing from Gallery Bottom ; Long-tailed Tit - 5+ ; Blue Tit - 1+ ; Great Tit - 1+ - singing ; Coal Tit - 1 - singing ; Nuthatch - 1+ ; Magpie - 1+ ; Jackdaw - 1+ ; Carrion Crow - 1+ ; Chaffinch - 8 - singing ; Goldfinch - 1+
Hangingwater garden: Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 - m visiting garden a few times and heading to Whiteley Wood with food
Holmebrook Valley Park: Mallard - 25 - + broods (14,3) ; Coot - 10 - + broods (5,5,4) ; Mute Swan - 4 ; Great Crested Grebe - 2 ; Lesser Whitethroat - 2 ; Willow Warbler - 1 ; Blackcap - 4+ ; Song Thrush - 1
Middleton Moor: Dunlin - 1 ; Common Sandpiper - 1 ; Ringed Plover - 3
Miller's Dale: House Martin - 12+ - Birds seen using new artificial nest cups installed after renovations damaged existing mud nests. First sighting of birds at this location this year? Fewer birds present than expected after good numbers last year.
Moss Valley - Birley Hay: Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1
Moss Valley - Plumbley: Yellowhammer - 1 ; Long-tailed Tit - 1 ; Linnet - 3+
Moss Valley - Povey: Lapwing - 4 (1+ 3) ; Red-legged Partridge - 1
New Stubbin; colliery & tip site: Song Thrush - 2 - singing ; Chiffchaff - 2 - singing ; Blackcap - 4 - 3 singing; 1f ; Yellowhammer - 4-5 - males ; Willow Warbler - 4-5 - singing ; Jackdaw - 4 ; Whitethroat - 4 - 2 singing; 1f; 1 carrying food/scolding ; Red-legged Partridge - 1pr

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