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21 January 2018

Baslow Edge: Fieldfare - 60 - On snow covered pasture below edge
Chapeltown: Lesser Whitethroat - 1 - Present in a garden in Chapeltown in early January, but no sign since 12th. Likely to be an Eastern race bird. ; View Picture
Dalton; Mushroom roundabout: Mistle Thrush - 2
Ecclesall: Bullfinch - 2 - Male and female visiting feeder
Endcliffe Park: Dipper - 1 - Behind the cafe, slightly up-river from the stepping stones. ; View Picture, Grey Wagtail - 1 ; View Picture
Firsby Res: Mallard - 2 - Pair on small unfrozen part of main Res. ; Sparrowhawk - 1 - Male ; Kestrel - 1 - On wires ; Fieldfare - 30+ - Feeding in sheep field. ; Mistle Thrush - 2 ; Song Thrush - 1 ; Blackbird - 6 ; Jackdaw - 6 ; Meadow Pipit - 1 - Over. ; Willow Tit - 1 - Calling ; Long-tailed Tit - 20+ ; Linnet - 4
Forge Dam: Teal - 3 - 2 M 1 F
Green Moor: Tree Sparrow - 8 ; Bullfinch - 1 ; Greenfinch - 4 ; Siskin - 2 ; Goldcrest - 1 ; Jay - 1
Handsworth: Ring-necked Parakeet - 2 ; Goldfinch - 17 ; Bullfinch - 2 ; Chaffinch - 9 ; Greenfinch - 3 ; Jay - 2 ; Stock Dove - 3 ; Blackbird - 3 - 2 males 1 with crossed mandibles ; Woodpigeon - 4 ; Song Thrush - 1 ; Fieldfare - 1 ; Nuthatch - 2+ ; Collared Dove - 2 ; Golden Plover - 3 - South East . All other bird on feeders garden.
Handsworth garden: Sparrowhawk - 1 - Male.
Millhouses Sheaf valley Walk: Goldfinch - 78 - 78 in the regular pre-roost gathering.
Parkgate Canal Basin: Mute Swan - 115 - inc 20 2cy ; Herring Gull - c50 - attracted by swan feeding ; Whooper Swan - 1 - long-stayer ; Mallard - c30 ; Black-headed Gull - c150 ; Greylag Goose - 1 ; Yellow-legged Gull - 1 - 2cy with HGs
R Don, Aldwarke: Little Grebe - 4 ; Cormorant - 2 ; Mallard - 20 ; Sparrowhawk - 1 - f/imm ; Song Thrush - 1 - singing male ; Moorhen - 4 ; Mute Swan - 2 - inc 447Y (red), with heavily contaminated plumage ; Grey Wagtail - 1
R Don, Eastwood: Goosander - 3 - 1pr + 1m left N/NE ; Sparrowhawk - 1 ; Cormorant - 4 ; Mallard - 148 - outlying still waters frozen ; Grey Heron - 4 ; Moorhen - 4 ; Gadwall - 16 - 10m; 6f ; Long-tailed Tit - 2+ ; Redwing - 3 ; Song Thrush - 2 - inc singing male ; Song Thrush - 1 - singing male ; Little Grebe - 1 ; Collared Dove - 1 - singing ; Coot - 1 ; Teal - 3 ; Stock Dove - 1 ; Grey Wagtail - 1 ; Mute Swan - 3 ; Kestrel - 1 - male
Ravenfield Ponds: Tawny Owl - 1 ; Siskin - 10 - In tree tops. ; Goldcrest - 1 ; Treecreeper - 1 - Calling
Rivelin Valley: Goldcrest - 1 ; Dipper - 1
Thrybergh CP: Bullfinch - 13 ; Reed Bunting - 3 ; Great Crested Grebe - 3 ; Little Grebe - 1 ; Cormorant - 3 ; Mute Swan - 5 ; Greylag Goose - 52+ - in w fields ; Gadwall - 13 - 9m4f ; Shoveler - 5 - m ; Pochard - 6 - 5m1f ; Tufted Duck - 79 ; Water Rail - 3 - 2-1 all came to be fed ( res 70% frozen) ; Lapwing - 240+ - most sat on ice ; Black-headed Gull - 80 ; Herring Gull - 2 - imm. ; Robin - 20 ; Mistle Thrush - 1 - in from n ; Blackbird - 17 ; Goldcrest - 1

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