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21 July 2024

Loxley Valley: Kingfisher - 1 - fishing in Olive Wheel Dam; flew upstream with prey.
Norton Lees: Goldfinch - 3
Orgreave Lakes: CASPIAN GULL - 1 - 3rd sum from 07:30-07:55 then left north. ; Peregrine - 1 - Juvenile female toying with the Tufted Ducks. ; Common Tern - 1
R Don, Aldwarke: Kingfisher - 2 - brief excited calling ; Chiffchaff - 3
Ravenfield: Peregrine - 1 - drifted N over fields E of Thrybergh CP @ 0702hrs
Renishaw Lake: Moorhen - 2 - 1 adult, 1 juv ; Coot - 51+ - Including juveniles ; Gadwall - 56+ - Including juveniles ; Grey Heron - 1 ; Mute Swan - 1 ; Great Crested Grebe - 1 ; Wigeon - 1 - male ; Canada Goose - 14+ ; Mallard - 13+
Silverwood Lagoon: Hobby - 1 - half-heartedly chasing House Martins at 08.55
Stannington: Kestrel - 4 - adult male with 3 recently-fledged juveniles on/around derelict barn near The Griffs.
Thrybergh: Kestrel - 1 - hunting ; Swift - c20 - over Hickfield Bank ; House Martin - c10 - with Swifts ; Swallow - 2+ - with Swifts ; Common Buzzard - 2-3 - over Silverwood sidings; dropped into woodland
Thrybergh CP: Mute Swan - 23 ; Black-headed Gull - 23 - max, inc 6 'ginger' juvs ; Siskin - 1 - heard over ; Lapwing - 7 ; Canada Goose - c110 ; Grey Heron - 1 - imm ; Grey Wagtail - 1 ; Pied Wagtail - 6+ - 5 adults together & 1+ juv ; Chiffchaff - 7+ ; Coot - 14+ - + 1 dependent juv ; Cormorant - 1 - left W/NW ; Greylag Goose - 1 ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 2 - 1 adult; 1 sub-adult ; Reed Warbler - 1 - singing ; Grasshopper Warbler - 1 - 'reeling' again this morning ; Whitethroat - 6+ - 5+ fresh juvs & 1 adult ; Willow Warbler - 2 - 1 singing ; Blackcap - 1 - male ; Linnet - 1
Walkworth Wood: Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 - calls ; Long-tailed Tit - 1+ ; Blackcap - 1 - male calling ; Nuthatch - 1 - calling ; Wren - 1+ - singing ; Woodpigeon - 1+ - singing
Wickersley: GREAT WHITE EGRET - 1 - Flew over low towards Silverwood at 09:30