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20 March 2019

Canklow Woods: Common Buzzard - 3 - 3 in the air together at 0940 ; Chiffchaff - 2 - 2 singing ; Barn Owl - 1 - 1 hunting field below boston castle at 0545
Crookes Valley Park: Herring Gull - 2 - regular adult pair again this morning ; Chiffchaff - 1 - singing this morning ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 - male drumming near previous nest hole ; Nuthatch - 1 - singing ; Treecreeper - 1 - singing ; Goldfinch - 2 - singing
Fulwood garden: Brambling - 6 - at feeders; still regular
Orgreave Lakes: Shelduck - 1 - male appeared on big lagoon at 0830. Dep S at 0840. ; View Picture
Rotherham Centre; Main Street: Sparrowhawk - 1 - S @ 0814hrs
Rotherham Centre; Thorn Hill: Common Buzzard - 1 - soaring over around 1200hrs ; Peregrine - 1 - adult, over from S @ 1200hrs & soaring close to BZ briefly before lost from sight
Stanage Edge: Ring Ouzel - 1 - Male

19 March 2019

Boston Castle: Raven - 1 - circling over at 12:45 then flew off ; Chiffchaff - 1 - Singing from trees below castle.
Canklow Woods: Chiffchaff - 1 - 1 singing
Carr Vale: Whooper Swan - 22 - flew north at 09:30
Chapeltown: Siskin - c40 - Single group around Burncross 8am
Dore garden: Siskin - 7 - at feeders ; Brambling - 4 - 2m,
Dore, Kerwin Rd: Woodcock - 1 - Over, calling
Ecclesfield Park: Brambling - 2 - adjacent to Lady Croft
Endcliffe Park: Mandarin - 2 - m+f in tree, possibly exploring possible nest site?
Froggatt Edge: Woodcock - 1 - roding at dusk
Green Moor: Brambling - 15+ - Still, but even after removing feeders still probable evidence of Trichomonosis ; Yellowhammer - 2
Harthill Res: Kingfisher - 1 ; Treecreeper - 1 ; Yellowhammer - 1 - calling ; Chiffchaff - 2+ - males calling ; Goosander - 3 - redheads ; Great Crested Grebe - 8 ; Gadwall - 4 - 2prs ; Tufted Duck - 6 ; Reed Bunting - 2 - m ; Skylark - 3+ - singing ; Greenfinch - 7 ; Cormorant - 1 - young bird in ; Grey Heron - 1 ; Buzzard - 2 - pr ; Mute Swan - 2 - resident pr
High Moor A618 road: Other Species - 1 - Peacock, strolling by the side of the road, my first in Sheffield !
Keppels Field: Woodpigeon - 1+ ; Robin - 1 ; Jay - 1 ; Meadow Pipit - 1+ ; House Sparrow - 5+ ; Dunnock - 1 - sing ; Blackbird - 1+ ; Song Thrush - 1 - sing, W of Column. ; Chaffinch - 1+ ; Carrion Crow - 1+
Lodge Moor: Siskin - 2 - male and female visiting feeder.
Low Hall Wood, Chapeltown: Kestrel - 1 - Fluttering wing display 8am
Manor Fields Park: Reed Bunting - 1 - Male in reedbed and singing at 11:15 ; Water Rail - 1 - In reedbed calling ; Mallard - 6 - 4 drake. 2 fem. ; Moorhen - 2 ; Jay - 3 - Together seeing off male kestrel. ; Kestrel - 1 - Male hunting then flew/chased to cemetery ; Linnet - 9 ; Greenfinch - 5+ - 3 displaying males ; Long-tailed Tit - 4 - 1 pair nest building. ; Meadow Pipit - 3 - flew over north calling ; Jackdaw - 1 ; Mistle Thrush - 2 ; Robin - 6+ - at least six birds singing across site 11:10-12:10
Meadowhall Interchange: Chiffchaff - 1 - singing
Middleton Moor: Curlew - 96 - roosted on No.4 lagoon ; Lapwing - 7 ; Teal - 1 - male ; Raven - 2 ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 70 - c. roosted ; Herring Gull - 4 ; Yellow-legged Gull - 1 - 1 ad with LBBs ; Common Gull - 35 - c. roosted ; Starling - 2000 - brief mumuration before roosting ; Magpie - 15 - c. roosting ; Meadow Pipit - 1 - flew SW ; Reed Bunting - 2 - calling
Monsal Dale: Chiffchaff - 1
Orgreave Lakes: Sand Martin - 1 ; Jay - 5 - in same tree between river and railway bridges ; View Picture
Oughtibridge garden: Brambling - 2 ; Siskin - 2 ; Lesser Redpoll - 2
Owlthorpe: Chiffchaff - 3 - Singing
Ramsley Moor: Woodcock - 2+ - Roding at dusk
Ravenfield ponds: Great Tit - 8 ; Blue Tit - 5 ; Long-tailed Tit - 4 ; Bullfinch - 2 ; Carrion Crow - 8 ; Woodpigeon - 10+ ; Mistle Thrush - 3 - 2 at ponds 1 on St James's Church ; Moorhen - 2 ; Coot - 2 ; Buzzard - 1 - Mobbed by Crows.

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