Recent news


19 May 2019

Parkgate Canal Basin: Whitethroat - 3 - 2 singing; 1f ; Song Thrush - 1 - singing ; Lesser Whitethroat - 1 - singing ; Mute Swan - 54 ; Mallard - 6 ; Stock Dove - 1 - singing ; Sand Martin - 2 ; Black-headed Gull - 6 ; Blackcap - 1 - singing ; Herring Gull - 6 - N
Parkgate; Forge Way: Long-tailed Tit - 10+ - inc fledged juvs ; Magpie - 6 ; Jackdaw - 2 ; Common Tern - 1 - N @ 0712hrs
R Don, Rotherham Centre; Chantry Bridge: Pied Wagtail - 1 - female ; Herring Gull - 7 - NE ; Greenfinch - 2 - singing/aerial display ; Sand Martin - c20 - around colony ; Swift - 4 ; Kingfisher - 1 - flew downriver
Ramsley Moor: Red Kite - 1 - 1 over A621 south of Owler Bar, at c11.30
Redmires Bottom Res: Snipe - 1 ; Oystercatcher - 3 - 2 adults + chick ; Common Sandpiper - 2 ; Swift - 1 ; Curlew - 4+ ; Sparrowhawk - 1 ; Buzzard - 1 ; Wheatear - 1
Redmires conduit: Redstart - 2 - pair in Oaking Clough Plantation
Renishaw Lake: Great Crested Grebe - 1 ; Canada Goose - 55+ - also 15 goslings ; Gadwall - 10+ ; Greylag Goose - 4 - one with 3 goslings ; Mute Swan - 2 - with one cygnet ; Grey Wagtail - 1
Renishaw Park: Blackcap - 1 - male ; Heron - 1 - in field by lake ; Cuckoo - 1 - heard
Ridgeway: Buzzard - 1 ; Pied Wagtail - 1 ; Grey Wagtail - 1
Strines Moor: Red Kite - 1 - flying north at 08:30
Swinton Common: Common Buzzard - 5 - soaring over @ 1115hrs ; Sparrowhawk - 1 - soaring over, mobbed by SLs ; Swallow - 6 ; Swift - c10
Swinton; Pottery Ponds: Blackcap - 1 - singing ; Greenfinch - 1 - singing ; Stock Dove - 1 - singing ; Chiffchaff - 1 - singing ; Moorhen - 1pr+ - + 5 juvs ; Mallard - 1+ - f + 7 juvs ; Chaffinch - 1 - singing; probably family party
Totley: Tree Sparrow - 3 - Tree sparrows visiting seed feeders daily. Pair nested in bird box for first time ever. ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 - Male
Upper Haugh; Chapel Walk: Bullfinch - 1-2 ; Greenfinch - 1 - singing ; Song Thrush - 1 - singing ; Chiffchaff - 1 - singing ; Blackcap - 1pr
Upper Haugh; Green Rise: Blackcap - 1 - singing
Wharncliffe Heath NR: Pied Flycatcher - 6+ - 5 singing, at least one unseen bird calling ; Tree Pipit - 2 ; Linnet - 5 ; Treecreeper - 10+ - Several birds around reserve, juvs in nest close to fledging

Additional information