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14 July 2020

Beauchief Golf Course: Buzzard - 1 - Over ; Kestrel - 1 ; Grey Heron - 1 ; Mandarin - 1 - Male
Dog Kennel Pond: Great Crested Grebe - 3 - family - male caught fish passed it to female who fed juv ; Grey Heron - 1 ; Greylag Goose - 26 ; Mallard - 40+ ; Tufted Duck - 1 ; Sedge Warbler - 1 - singing from W end SK402964. ; Chiffchaff - 1 - singing, N side ; Treecreeper - 1+ - calling, S side
Ewden Valley: LAMMERGEIER - 1 - circling over shooting lodge in Ewden Valley at c10:00 mobbed by Ravens, heading back towards Dukes Rd
Firsby Res: Coot - 5 ; Moorhen - 2 ; Mallard - 4+ ; Pied Wagtail - 2 - juvs in horse paddock. ; Buzzard - 3 - Tattered adults soaring together Fully grown chick now sat out of nest. ; Swift - 6+ ; House Martin - 10+ ; Swallow - 2 ; Mistle Thrush - 13 - Over together. ; Goldcrest - 2 ; Skylark - 2 - Singing. ; Reed Warbler - 1 - Sluice reed bed. ; Blackcap - 1 - Singing Male. ; Chiffchaff - 2 ; Goldfinch - 1 ; Siskin - 2 - Over calling.
Greystones: Sparrowhawk - 1 - Flew over observer's garden with prey in claws ; Swift - 3 - over
Kimberworth: Long-tailed Tit - 7 - All feeding together on garden fatball feeder.
Kimberworth Park: Kestrel - 1
Low Common: Lapwing - 30+ - adults and juvs resting in ploughed field with 40+ Black headed gulls.
Margery Hill: LAMMERGEIER - 1 - circling over at c07:40
Meersbrook Park: Swift - 1
Middleton Moor: Ringed Plover - 1 ; Whinchat - 2+ - pair and 2 juvs
Morley Pond: Cormorant - 1 - W ; Great Crested Grebe - 1 ; Mute Swan - 2 - 1 pair ; Mallard - 20+ ; Tufted Duck - 12+ ; Grey Heron - 1 ; Black-headed Gull - 6+ ; Swallow - 5+ - several taking grit from path
Parkwood Springs: Kestrel - 4 - female and 3 juvs hunting together around the old ski slope.
R Don, Effingham St: Yellow-legged Gull - 1 - 3cy on weir ; View Picture, Goosander - 1 - redhead
R Sheaf, Broadfield Road: Mandarin - 4 - 1f with 2 imm; another female
R Sheaf, Frog Walk: Grey Wagtail - 1 ; Grey Wagtail - 1
Redmires Bottom Res: Yellow-legged Gull - 1 - adult ; Oystercatcher - 2
Upper Common, Scholes: Kestrel - 1

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