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20 July 2018

Canklow Woods: Grasshopper Warbler - 1 - reeling at 0740

19 July 2018

Abbeydale: Swift - 40+ - A flock flew over Abbeydale Golf Club
Attercliffe: Yellow-legged Gull - 4+ - 3 juvs (2 Norfolk Bridge, 1 Efffingham St), and an adult Norfolk Bridge. ; Black-headed Gull - 200++ - Large Gull flocks feeding on flying ants over large area of the Lower Don. ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - c140 - including 2 German yellow colour ringed birds (present several weeks), and a 3cy ringed near Stavanger Norway, and last seen in Attercliffe in July 2017.
Barlow Common: Yellowhammer - 1 ; Linnet - 4+ ; Swallow - 6-8 ; Swift - 2 ; Kestrel - 1-2
Brinsworth: Black-headed Gull - 100+ - Blackheaded + other gull species over Barrett estate and Howarth estate, presumably feeding on flying ants ? 16.10.
Canklow Woods: Grasshopper Warbler - 1 - reeling 0730
Dog Kennel Pond: Great Crested Grebe - 4+ - At least 1 family with 2 juvs ; Grey Heron - 1 ; Mallard - 40+ ; Kingfisher - 1+ - Possibly adult with juvs
Greystones: Swift - 4 - Greystones Rd
Kimberworth: Wren - 4 - 3 juveniles successfully fledged from the nest accompanied by parent.
Morley Pond: Great Crested Grebe - 4 - 1pr + 2 juvs ; Mallard - 1+ ; Moorhen - 1+ ; Lapwing - 20+ - In adj field ; Black-headed Gull - 30+ - Adults and juvs in field nr Lapwings ; Swift - 1+
Orgreave Lakes: Little Egret - 1 - Flew north early morning ; Grey Heron - 9 - 2 Big Lake, 7 north ; Tufted Duck - 83 ; Pochard - 3 ; Dunlin - 1 ; Common Sandpiper - 2 ; Little Ringed Plover - 1 ; Redshank - 1 ; Lapwing - 43 - On island ; Curlew - 1 - Flew from tip ; Mediterranean Gull - 1 - Juvenile again on Big Lake early morning.
R Don, Effingham St: Yellow-legged Gull - 2 - juvenile & 4 cy ; Herring Gull - 3 - 2 cy, 3/4 cy, adult ; Great Black-backed Gull - 1 - 2 cy
R Don, Norfolk Bridge: Mediterranean Gull - 1 - juv with yellow colour ring - one of 2 ringed at Old Moor ; Yellow-legged Gull - 1 - 4 cy (different bird to Effingham Street).
Thrybergh CP: Great Crested Grebe - 8 - inc pr with 3y ; Cormorant - 2 - both left w ; Mute Swan - 51 - inc.2pr with 3y2y ; Tufted Duck - 33 ; Buzzard - 1 - se soar ; Kestrel - 1 ; Pheasant - 2 - crow ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 1 - ad past e ; Swift - 13 - inc. party 12 ; Sand Martin - 1 ; Swallow - 2 ; Reed Warbler - 1 ; Blackcap - 2 - brief song ; Willow Warbler - 2 - 1 singing ; Chiffchaff - 4 - call ; Long-tailed Tit - 6+ - noisy feed party ; Marsh Harrier - 1 - f/jv drifting se 0920 ; Common Tern - 2 - ad feed.left nw later
Wadsley Common garden: Tawny Owl - 3 - 3 juveniles calling in garden.

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