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17 December 2018

Barbrook Plantation: Lesser Redpoll - c40 - Feeding in Alders
Barbrook Valley: Lesser Redpoll - 10 - In trees by pond ; Red Grouse - 2 ; Meadow Pipit - 1 ; Other Species - 18 - Red Deer
Meersbrook Park: Nuthatch - 1 - Feeding on bird food left on Green Man sculpture
Shillito Wood: Yellowhammer - 2 ; View Picture, Reed Bunting - 5 ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 3 ; Coal Tit - 4

16 December 2018

Aldwarke SF: Redwing - 4 ; Pheasant - 4 - 2m; 2f ; Pied Wagtail - 1 ; Meadow Pipit - 1 ; Grey Wagtail - 1 - over towards treatment works ; Great Black-backed Gull - 1 - adult, SW ; Herring Gull - 1 - imm, SW ; Reed Bunting - 1 - female ; Tufted Duck - 7 - 2m; 5f ; Mute Swan - 1 - adult ; Common Buzzard - 1 - left W/SW ; Woodcock - 1 - disturbed from dense cover ; Song Thrush - 1
Aldwarke; Candlelight field: Goldfinch - 7-8 - on teasel heads
Barbrook Pools: Brambling - 1-2 - at the cottage. ; Goldfinch - 45-50 - at the cottage
Barlow Common: Yellowhammer - 4 ; Fieldfare - 1 ; Redwing - 4 ; Skylark - 3 ; Pied Wagtail - 8+ ; Pheasant - 1 ; Goldfinch - c.12 ; Tawny Owl - 1 - heard only; mid-afternoon ; Herring Gull - 1
Beauchief: Long-tailed Tit - c5
Big Moor: Red Grouse - 2 - on path between Barbrook Pools and Little Barbrook Reservoir
Greno Wood: Crossbill - 4 - Flew South East calling. ; Brambling - 2+ - 1+ around the feeders and 1 in a flock of Chaffinch feeding by the roadside opposite the car park ; Chaffinch - 40+ - Feeding by the roadside opposite the car park.
Holmebrook Valley Park: Green Woodpecker - 1 - 1st for site since 2013 ; Mute Swan - 4 ; Tufted Duck - 2 - Females
Longshaw: Brambling - 10+ - Under beeches by the lake
Millhouses Lane garden: Stock Dove - 7 ; Stock Dove - 7 - a small flock of 6 foraging under the bird feeders before flying away to SE; the 7th, perhaps one of the regular two, feeding later ; Bullfinch - 3+ - males, 4+ females, regular feeders on the sunflower hearts ; Goldfinch - 8+ - regular feeders, too ; Chaffinch - 2+ - one male, two females regular visitors ; Greenfinch - 1 ; Blue Tit - 3+ - regular with 1 visiting the nest box, unused during the breeding season, staying in the box for several minutes ; Great Tit - 1+
New Stubbin; Back Lane: Mistle Thrush - 4 - over ; Great Black-backed Gull - 5 - E/SE ; Herring Gull - 8 - E/SE ; Yellowhammer - 1 ; Coal Tit - 1 ; Kestrel - 1 - male ; Redwing - c60 - feeding on field with young cereal crop ; Rook - c70 - adults & 1cy, feeding in young cereal crop ; Jackdaw - c75 - with Rooks ; Brambling - 1 - heard over ; Black-headed Gull - 25 ; Fieldfare - 6 - all W/SW
Norton Lees: Ring-necked Parakeet - 2 - over Thorpe estate
Peat Pits: Golden Plover - 200+
Ramsley Res/Leash Fen: Brambling - 1+ - 1 (calling) and possibly all of a flock of 14 finches SE at dusk
Rivelin Valley: Goosander - 3 - 2 males on Wolf Wheel Pond followed by single female ; Grey Heron - 1 ; Mallard - 11 ; Woodpigeon - 12 ; Redwing - 30 - Feeding in Oak farm fields at 2pm
Rotherham; Bassingthorpe Lane: Common Buzzard - 1 - left SW ; Magpie - 8 - together
Rotherham; Northfield: Great Black-backed Gull - 60-70 - mostly adults, visiting recycling centre & loafing on adjacent rooftops ; Herring Gull - c180 - inc colour-ringed adult, 5H3B (yellow)
Thrybergh CP: Great Crested Grebe - 15 ; Little Grebe - 7 ; Cormorant - 10 ; Grey Heron - 2 - 1a1j ; Mute Swan - 4 - inc.2a1j+1a attacked by dogs ; Greylag Goose - 59 ; Canada Goose - 90 - circa ; Gadwall - 4 - 2pr ; Pochard - 14 ; Tufted Duck - 74 ; Water Rail - 2 ; Lapwing - 100+ ; Black-headed Gull - 220 ; Herring Gull - 2 ; Grey Wagtail - 1 ; Robin - 20 ; Redwing - 20 - + ; Fieldfare - 80 - + ; Blackbird - 31 ; Long-tailed Tit - 30 - + flock ; House Sparrow - 6 - + ; Tree Sparrow - 2 ; Lesser Redpoll - 16 - 14-2 ; Siskin - 1 - n

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