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25 April 2019

Canklow Woods: Lesser Whitethroat - 1 - 1 singing
R Don, Stevenson Rd: Sand Martin - 40+
Silverwood Lagoon: Garden Warbler - 1 - singing in scrub at Woodlaithes end of pit top ; Lesser Whitethroat - 1 - singing in same area as Garden Warbler ; Grasshopper Warbler - 1 - reeling from low scrub beyond southern end of lagoon, but only in short bursts and didn't 'fire-up' 'till 08.30 ; Swallow - 5 ; Gadwall - 1pr ; Tufted Duck - 6 ; Reed Bunting - 5 - singing ; Sparrowhawk - 1 ; Whitethroat - 24+ - A minimum of 24 singing males around pit top, with high densities in the Hollings Lane meadows and in the paddocks along and below the western side of the lagoon ; Reed Warbler - 3 - singing
Wincobank Wood: Common Buzzard - 2

24 April 2019

Barlow Common: Lesser Whitethroat - 1 - showing well briefly ; Whitethroat - 1 ; Blackcap - 2 ; Chiffchaff - 2 ; Swallow - 1-2 ; Skylark - 1-2 ; Yellowhammer - 1 ; Linnet - 1 ; Song Thrush - 2 ; Pheasant - 1 ; Goldfinch - 3 ; Long-tailed Tit - 4
Bingham Park: Dipper - 1 ; Bullfinch - 1 - male ; Blackcap - 2 - M&F
Catcliffe Flash: Canada Goose - 2 ; Mute Swan - 1 - ad male ; Gadwall - 24+ ; Mallard - 8+ - in fem with brood of 13 ; Pochard - 6 - 4m, 2f ; Tufted Duck - 9 - 7m, 2f ; Grey Heron - 1 ; Little Grebe - 2+ ; Great Crested Grebe - 2 - a pair displaying ; Coot - 16+ ; Black-headed Gull - 2 ; Sand Martin - 3 ; Chiffchaff - 1 - singing
Derwent Dam: Pied Wagtail - 1 - likely M. a. alba near Derwent Dam ; View Picture
Dore Moor: Cuckoo - 2 - Calling. ; House Martin - 3 ; Mallard - 1 - With nine ducklings.
Edale Ladybooth: Curlew - 1 - Calling by railway plus 1 heard on moor, far fewer than previous years ; Mallard - 2 - Pair flying over ; Pied Wagtail - None - On usual barn ; Swallow - 5 - Not as many as in previous years,
Fairholmes: Wood Warbler - 1 - singing SW of car park
Firsby Res: Linnet - 10 ; Yellowhammer - 2 ; Chaffinch - 8 ; Goldfinch - 4 ; Whitethroat - 6 ; Willow Warbler - 8 ; Chiffchaff - 4 ; Blackcap - 2 ; Garden Warbler - 1 ; Mallard - 2 - Male and female ; Moorhen - 2 ; Coot - 2 ; Meadow Pipit - 1 ; Swallow - 3 ; Kestrel - 1 ; Grey Partridge - 2 ; Red-legged Partridge - 5 ; Treecreeper - 1 ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 2
Hathersage Dale: Red Kite - 1 - Hunting low to the moor. Mobbed by carrion crow . Flew towards Burbage
Hollin Clough: Redstart - 1 - singing
Meersbrook Park: Blackcap - 1
North Lees, Hathersage: Cuckoo - 1 - calling this morning
Oaking Clough: Red Kite - 1 - top of Oaking Clough at 15:15 just east of hunting cabin, drifted south towards hunting lodge.
Orgreave Lakes: Black Tern - 1 - Adult from 19.35 till 20.15 at least ; Sand Martin - C1t0 - Hawking low over the water.
R Don, Effingham St: Canada Goose - 2 - nest with 6+ eggs, female put off nest by fisherman.
R Don, Rotherham Centre; adjacent Forge Island: Sand Martin - c35 - a marked increase today, flying around in noisy, 'chittering' flocks; small groups settling on ground briefly in car park @ 1610hrs
Redmires Res: Bar-tailed Godwit - 2 ; View Picture, Bar-tailed Godwit - 2 - Another photo ; View Picture, Common Sandpiper - 3 ; View Picture
Rotherham Centre: Sand Martin - 15+ - Activity at 4 holes, viewed from Chantry Bridge. c10 fe adj to Forge Island.
Rotherham Centre; Main Street: Grey Heron - 1 - adult N @ 1200hrs & returning SW @ 1255hrs, pursued by local crows in both directions!
Silver Wood: Lesser Whitethroat - 1 - singing in hawthorn scrub behind r/way line pond
Stanage: Peregrine - 1 - over Fiddlers Elbow
Thrybergh CP: Great Crested Grebe - 4 - 2pr ; Mute Swan - 40 - inc.11 left w ; Gadwall - 4 - 2pr ; Tufted Duck - 6 - 1f ; Kestrel - 1 - hunting ; Moorhen - 7 ; Coot - 28 - 1nest ; Herring Gull - 1 - 2nd cy ; Skylark - 4 - singing ; Sand Martin - 16 ; Swallow - 3 ; House Martin - 2 ; Yellow Wagtail - 2 - singles ; Wren - 11 - singing ; Dunnock - 13 - 11 singing

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