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21 September 2019

Middleton Moor: GREAT WHITE EGRET - 1 - circled and chased off by crows ; Stonechat - 2 ; Chiffchaff - 3
Silverwood Lagoon: Wigeon - 2 ; Gadwall - 4 ; Shoveler - 1 ; Little Grebe - 7 ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 3 ; Black-headed Gull - 30 ; Long-tailed Tit - c.30 ; Goldcrest - 2 ; Jay - 5 ; Kestrel - 1 ; Common Buzzard - 1 ; Grey Wagtail - 1 ; Swallow - 8 - a few singles south ; Chiffchaff - 3 - singing ; Rook - 1 - north
Thrybergh CP: Red-crested Pochard - 4
Wharncliffe Chase: Meadow Pipit - 4+ - South ; Kestrel - 1 ; Yellowhammer - 5 ; Mistle Thrush - 1 - South at medium height ; Grey Heron - 1 juv ; Linnet - 150-200 - Feeding in fields next to Wharncliffe Res and often perched on wires. 2 sizeable groups dispersed locally south. ; Buzzard - 1 ; Sparrowhawk - 1 ; Cormorant - 1 - NE ; Pied Wagtail - 8 - 7+1 south ; Grey Wagtail - 1 ; Jay - 3 ; House Martin - 1+ - South ; Long-tailed Tit - 15+

20 September 2019

Canklow Woods: Chiffchaff - 2 ; Jackdaw - 248 - 248 west 1900 to 1910
Cinder Bridge Field: Peregrine - 1 - juv f; calls heard 0750hrs, then seen hunting over fields, flushing WP flocks; probably same seen drifting SE @ 0935hrs ; Woodpigeon - 600+ - left Wentworth Park woodlands to feed on adjacent stubbles, 0715-0720hrs
Cross Hill,Ecclesfield: Chiffchaff - 1 - Singing ; Siskin - 1 - One west
Crowhole: Chiffchaff - 1 ; Buzzard - 3+ ; Little Grebe - 1 ; Song Thrush - 1 ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1
Ecclesfield: House Martin - 16+ - Local breeders feeding above library
Ecclesfield Hartley Brook: Buzzard - 1 - Mobbed by crow
Endcliffe Park: Kingfisher - 1 - upper pond at 17:15
Greasbrough: Sparrowhawk - 1 - soaring over
Heeley: Kingfisher - 1 - Flying downriver on the Sheaf
Ibbotson Wheel Dam: Kingfisher - 1 - 17:20 possibly same as in Endcliffe Park at 17:15
Manor Fields Park: Chiffchaff - 4 - Inc 2 singing birds ; Meadow Pipit - 21 - Flew south over. 06:45-07:50 ; House Martin - 2 - over west ; Swallow - 16 - single group of 16 flew low south at 8am ; Grey Wagtail - 3 - 1 on 2 over south ; Sparrowhawk - 1 ; Moorhen - 4 - 2adult 2 young. ; Mallard - 13 ; Jay - 1 ; Mistle Thrush - 4 ; Goldcrest - 1 ; Common Buzzard - 1 - Flew low south thru park at 13:50. ; Cormorant - c40 - group of c40 birds flew over towrds city centre at 14.40.
Middleton Moor: Ringed Plover - 1 ; Teal - 31
New Stubbin: Jackdaw - c50 - feeding on sports pitches
New Stubbin; colliery tip: Chiffchaff - 3 - inc 1 singing ; Raven - 2 - W @ 0655hrs ; Kestrel - 1 ; Stock Dove - 1 - W ; Goldcrest - 1-2 ; Meadow Pipit - 25 - S/SE ; Pied Wagtail - 2 - 'alba' wagtails, S ; Jay - 2 ; Greenfinch - 3 - SE ; Yellowhammer - 3 - inc singles N & W ; Chaffinch - 2 - W/SW ; Coal Tit - 1 ; Bullfinch - 2 ; Swallow - 58 - S in parties up to 13 ; Hobby - 3 - straight through S/SE together, at height @ 0808hrs ; Linnet - 1 - SE ; Reed Bunting - 1 - over, unseen ; Sparrowhawk - 1 - hunting
Rawmarsh: Sparrowhawk - 1 - soaring over @ 1030hrs
Rawmarsh; Haugh Road: Magpie - 16 - max feeding on recently cut playing field
Thrybergh CP: Buzzard - 1 ; Sparrowhawk - 1 ; Lapwing - 35 ; Common Sandpiper - 1 ; Black-headed Gull - 300 - inc.100 in fields ; Herring Gull - 1 - a ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 3 - 1s2s ; Skylark - 7 ; Sand Martin - 2 - s ; Grey Wagtail - 1 ; Robin - 19 ; Blackcap - 1 ; Chiffchaff - 12 - inc.2/3sing ; Goldcrest - 1

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