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21 May 2018

Burbage Valley: Meadow Pipit - 1 ; Whinchat - 2 1m 1f ; Stonechat - 1m ; Ring Ouzel - 2m plus 1? ; Willow Warbler - several singing, not seen ; Pheasant - 1m - on lower slopes of the edge ; Wren - 1 seen, several singing ; Carrion Crow - 2 ; Reed Bunting - 3, 2m 1f ; Meadow Pipit - 6+ - one with silver ring on right leg ; View Picture, Reed Bunting - 4 - 3 Males & female ; Willow Warbler - 3 ; View Picture, Ring Ouzel - 2 - males ; Whinchat - 1 ; View Picture, Stonechat - 2 - males ; View Picture, Cuckoo - 1 - heard calling from the direction of the plantation ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1
Centenary Riverside: Song Thrush - 2 - Singing ; Whitethroat - 3 - Singing , alarm call ; Blackcap - 1 - Singing ; Goldfinch - 5 ; Black-headed Gull - 1 - Over ; Reed Warbler - 1 - Singing ; Chaffinch - 2 - 1 Singing, 1 alarm call. ; Robin - 2 - Singing
Dore: Nuthatch - 2 - taking food into garden nest-box ; Starling - 2 - taking food into neighbour's roof-space. ; Great Tit - 2 - taking food into garden nest-box.
Longshaw: Siskin - 2 - males on feeders, Longshaw Lodge ; Swallow - 3 ; Garden Warbler - 1 - singing near entrance off Grindleford Rd ; Mallard - 15+ - 2 females with broods of 6 & 7 ducklings
Low Moor, Upper Midhope: Osprey - 1 - flew east at 10:15
Middleton Moor: Sedge Warbler - 1 - singing and doing display flight
Padley: Reed Bunting - 1 - male
Padley Gorge: Pied Flycatcher - 5 - 1 male nr box 1, male & female entering box 3 - male with silver ring on right leg, male nr box 6, male nr track to Bolehill Quarry ; View Picture, Pied Flycatcher - 5 - ringed male ; View Picture, Spotted Flycatcher - 1 - nr box 3 ; Buzzard - 1 - perched on branch & then flew off through the trees ; Cuckoo - 1 - heard calling ; Nuthatch - 2 ; Wood Warbler - 2 - One singing at top of “ramp” to Lawrence Field , one calling near”elbow “ in path
R Don, Norfolk Bridge: Lesser Black-backed Gull - c50 - perceived influx. One colour ring, not read. ; Herring Gull - c20 - mainly immatures, a few adults
R Sheaf, Heeley: Grey Wagtail - 1
Ringinglow: Swallow - 1 - near Norfolk Arms
Stocksbridge/Stone Moor area: Pied Wagtail - 1 ; Goldfinch - 3 ; Greenfinch - 1 ; Linnet - 4 ; Meadow Pipit - 4 ; Skylark - 1 ; Lapwing - 15+ - in field at bottom of moor ; Curlew - 2 - flying around area calling ; Buzzard - 1 - flew from ground into large tree in field at bottom of moor ; Red Kite - 1 - flew over from N.NE.circled area for about 10 mins. then left towards Bradfield ; Willow Warbler - 4/5 - all singing in small mixed wood on moor ; Wren - 1 ; Chaffinch - 3 ; Carrion Crow - 3 ; Rook - 22 ; Jackdaw - 7 ; Starling - 16
Thrybergh CP: Great Crested Grebe - 3 ; Cormorant - 1 ; Mute Swan - 25 ; Mallard - 1b - 2ad f 11y2y ; Gadwall - 1 - m ; Tufted Duck - 5 - 3m2f ; Sparrowhawk - 1 - past s ; Coot - 8 - +inc 2pr with young ; Herring Gull - 1 - ad ; Swift - 4 ; Swallow - 5 - inc.1n2n2n ; Pied Wagtail - 4 - 1m3y ; Wren - 12 - sing ; Dunnock - 9 - sing ; Robin - 11 - sing ; Reed Warbler - 2 - sing ; Blackcap - 7 - sing ; Whitethroat - 2 - sing ; Willow Warbler - 2 - sing ; Chiffchaff - 2 - sing ; Starling - 6+ - family party ; Reed Warbler - 2 ; Yellowhammer - 1 - sing
Wharncliffe Heath NR: Pied Flycatcher - 6+ - 3 occupied nest boxes ; Wood Warbler - 1 - Singing below Wharncliffe Crags
Wyming Brook/Rivelin Dams: Wood Warbler - 6 - Now an amazing SIX!!! trilling males, five can be seen from Main Tracks. Please keep to Main Tracks at all times.

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