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29 June 2022

Attercliffe: Peregrine - 1 - adult on Bernard Road incinerator building
Burbage Valley: Kestrel - 5 ; View Picture
Canklow Woods: Woodcock - 1 - 1 roding at 2210
Middleton Moor: Yellow-legged Gull - 2 - Adults ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 220 ; Reed Warbler - 3 - singing ; Oystercatcher - 2 ; Greylag Goose - 5 - Pair with 3 juvs ; Stonechat - 5 - Juvs on fence by path to hide
R Don, Effingham St: Yellow-legged Gull - 1 - adult on Wards roof
Silverwood Lagoon: BLACK-NECKED GREBE - 10 - 5 adults, 3 near-independent young, 2 dependent young. Still mainly keeping to edges of eastern and southern reedbeds ; Little Grebe - 12+ - 6 adults and at least 6 young of various ages. Others calling in reedbeds ; Mute Swan - 11 - resident pair still with all 9 cygnets, which are doing really well ; Sedge Warbler - 1 - brief song from scrub above north-east corner of lagoon ; Reed Warbler - 6+ - 2 singing, probably two pairs feeding young in roadbeds ; Kestrel - 1 ; Skylark - 2 - singing ; Song Thrush - 1 - singing ; Common Buzzard - 2 ; Jay - 3 ; Whitethroat - 4+ - still a few singing around pit top ; Swift - 4 ; Swallow - 2 ; House Martin - c.12
Win Hill: Peregrine - 1 - repeatedly swooping and soaring over the summit
Worrall: House Sparrow - 12+ - Leucistic fledgling amongst garden residents ; View Picture

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