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28 May 2020

Loxley Recreation Ground: Little Owl - 1 - sitting on a bench in the playground ; View Picture
Orgreave Lakes: BLACK-NECKED GREBE - 1 - Still present ; Garganey - 1 - Drake on Big Lake from 06:30. Of interest last record here was 28th May 2019. ; View Picture, Garganey - 1 - still present at 09.30 at S end of big lake ; View Picture

27 May 2020

Agden Rocher: Curlew - 5+ - In fields above and below rocks ; Swift - 3 ; Mallard - 4 ; Sparrowhawk - 1 - In trees below rocks being chased by song thrush ; Cuckoo - 1 - Calling from trees close to bottom of rocks ; Song Thrush - 3 ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 ; Willow Warbler - 1 plus - Singing in trees below rocks
Barbrook Valley: Ring Ouzel - 1 ; Meadow Pipit - 6+ ; View Picture, Lapwing - 1 ; Tufted Duck - 2 - M&F ; Linnet - 2 ; Willow Warbler - 1 ; Swallow - 1
Blacka Moor: Cuckoo - 1 ; Other Species - 1 - Stoat ; Curlew - 1 ; Kestrel - 1
Catcliffe Flash: Mute Swan - 2+ - ads + at least 2 small young in SE corner ; Gadwall - 12+ ; Pochard - 1 - male ; Tufted Duck - 1 - male ; Grey Heron - 2 ; Great Crested Grebe - 3 - inc a pair with nest ; Moorhen - 1+ ; Coot - 12+ - inc 1 brood (6) ; Black-headed Gull - 23+ ; Blackcap - 1
Langsett Res: Pied Flycatcher - 1 - Singing ; Spotted Flycatcher - 1 ; Oystercatcher - Pair - Alarming as hawk flew over ; Sparrowhawk - 1 - Female ; Common Sandpiper - 3 ; Swift - 2
Midhope Res: Little Grebe - 2 - Separate adults trilling ; Spotted Flycatcher - 1 ; Oystercatcher - 4 ; Common Scoter - 1 - another photo ; View Picture, Snipe - 1 ; View Picture, Common Scoter - 1 - Female ; View Picture, Common Scoter - 1 - female still present at 11:30 ; Teal - 1+ - female with 3+ ducklings (difficult to count under the willows) ; Greylag Goose - 30
Norton Lees: Sparrowhawk - I
Ramsley Moor: Tree Pipit - 2 - Including one singing from bracken after song flight ; View Picture, Wood Warbler - 1 - record shot ; View Picture, Redstart - 1 ; Garden Warbler - 1 - Showing unusually well, including singing from the tops of trees on its territorial circuit. ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 ; Jay - 1 ; Blackcap - 8 ; Willow Warbler - 10+
Redmires: Tawny Owl - 1+ - chick, one of three ; View Picture
Ringinglow: House Martin - 1 ; Kestrel - 1 ; Swallow - 1
Silverwood Lagoon: Coot - 2+ - pair with downy young ; Common Tern - 1 - south at 09.15 ; Reed Warbler - 6+ - still 4 singing, others calling in reedbeds ; Kestrel - 1
Wharncliffe Heath NR: Pied Flycatcher - 5+ - 2 males singing

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