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23 August 2019

Aldwarke; Liberty Steel: Raven - 2 - left SW @ 0615hrs, returning @ 0700hrs; lost in complex ; Sparrowhawk - 1 - over to S
Morehall Res: Common Buzzard - 9 - Groups of birds coming together before splitting up and dispersing. 9 in total. ; Marsh Harrier - 1 - Single CC bird circ─║ing high heading east down valley.
Parkgate: House Martin - c30 - feeding over ; Swallow - 6 - juvs on wires; Barbers Avenue
Parkgate; 'Banana' plantation: Coal Tit - 1+ ; Sparrowhawk - 1+ - calling ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 1 - SW ; Whitethroat - 1 - juv/1cy ; Swift - 8 - all drifted SW ; Goldfinch - c15 - over towards golf course ; Sand Martin - 4 - SW together @ 0704hrs ; Grey Wagtail - 3 - NW together @ 0706hrs ; Swallow - 1 - SW ; Herring Gull - 1 - juv, SW ; Greenfinch - 1 - male ; Chiffchaff - 2 - inc one singing ; Blackcap - 1+ - calling from canopy ; Willow Warbler - 1 - calling ; Bullfinch - 2 - calling ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 - calling ; Song Thrush - 1 - calling ; Goldcrest - 2+ - inc one singing
Roundwood Golf course: Sparrowhawk - 1 - perched up briefly ; Stock Dove - 2 - left W

22 August 2019

Big Moor: Buzzard - 1
Broomhead Wood/Around feeders: Great Spotted Woodpecker - 2 - feeding on trees one much brighter red markings probably post moult ; Dunnock - 2 ; Robin - 4 ; Blackbird - 2 ; Willow Warbler - 1 ; Wren - 3 ; Great Tit - 4 ; Coal Tit - 2 ; Blue Tit - 4/5 ; Long-tailed Tit - 8+ ; Nuthatch - 2 ; Jay - 2 ; Chaffinch - 3 ; Siskin - 1 - Very bright male with flock of tits ; Bullfinch - 1 - male feeding on honeysuckle berries
Froggatt Bridge: Nuthatch - 1 - Heard
Manor Fields Park.: Chiffchaff - 5+ - around site 11:45-12:45 ; Whitethroat - 3 ; Blackcap - 4 - 1 male. ; Garden Warbler - 1 ; Goldfinch - 50+ - single mobile flock ; Mallard - 9 ; Moorhen - 2 - 1adult 1 well grown juv around pond
Orgreave Lakes: Whinchat - 2 - NW corner of main lake mid-afternoon ; Hobby - 1 ; Wheatear - 1 - northern edge of big lake
Parkwood Springs: Common Buzzard - 1 - over at c10am seen off by 2 LBBGull ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 2 ; Swift - 3 ; Grey Heron - 1 - flew toward Neepsend. ; Kestrel - 1
R Derwent, Calver to Froggatt Bridge: Mandarin - 7
Thrybergh CP: Great Crested Grebe - 2 ; Little Grebe - 2 - ad ; Cormorant - 3 ; Canada Goose - 210 - circa +1grey feral ; Tufted Duck - 60 ; Sparrowhawk - 1 - east ; Kestrel - 1 ; Lapwing - 68 ; Herring Gull - 4 - 1down 1w1w1s ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 8 - inc 1w4w2w1s ; Swift - 70 ; Blackcap - 3 ; Reed Warbler - 1 ; Willow Warbler - 2 ; Chiffchaff - 26 - inc.2 singing ; Bullfinch - 2
Walkley garden: Swift - 1 - Single entered nest site at 20.30

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