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11 May 2021

Blacka Hill: Tree Pipit - 7 ; Cuckoo - 1 ; Lesser Redpoll - 30 ; Curlew - 1 ; Linnet - 11 - 4 Pairs. & Singing males ; Wheatear - 3 - 1 pair & 1 male ; Whitethroat - 2 - 2 Singing males
Blacka Moor: Skylark - 2
Blacka Plantation: Wood Warbler - 2 - 2 Singing males. Nr Devils Elbow ; Pied Flycatcher - 5 - 2 Pairs & further male singing briefly ; Garden Warbler - 3 - 3 singing males ; Goldcrest - 11 - Singing males ; Green Woodpecker - 1 - Calling ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 - 1 tapping hole
Centenary Way Rotherham: Lesser Whitethroat - 1 - singing
Chatsworth Park: Common Sandpiper - 1 ; Redstart - 3 - singing males ; Stock Dove - 2 - a pair
Langsett Res: Oystercatcher - Pair ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 2 - west
Middlewood: Whimbrel - 1+ - Calls recorded over Ganton Road at 1.12am. 15 separate calls over 45s.
Midhope Res: House Martin - c15 - Feeding low over dam wall and enscarpment 8am ; Swift - 1 - Feeding with House Martins ; Swallow - c5 ; Oystercatcher - Pair ; Tufted Duck - Pair ; Curlew - 1 ; Buzzard - 2 ; Grey Wagtail - 2 ; Common Sandpiper - 4 ; Little Grebe - 1 ; Heron - 1 ; Lapwing - 2 ; Snipe - 1 - Standing on cables over field at one point
Orgreave Lakes: Little Stint - 1 - still present ; View Picture, Little Stint - 1 - second photo ; View Picture
Strawberry Lea: Blackcap - 3 - 3 singing males in Strawberry Lee plantation ; Snipe - 3 - 2 drumming briefly Strawberry Lee plantation; 1 chipping Cowsick Bog
Upper Whiston: Buzzard - 2 - Pair over Upper Whiston farm 10.30

10 May 2021

Birley Edge: Garden Warbler - 1 - Singing
Bramley: Swift - 6 - Screaming over Flanderwell Avenue @ 7:30AM.
Centenary Riverside: Sand Martin - 2 - Feeding on top pond
Chapeltown: Swift - 4 - Checking out traditional nest site
Foulstone Delph: Stonechat - 2 ; Buzzard - 1
Fox House: Curlew - 3 - over field opp pub
Greystones garden: Starling - 9 - 3 Juveniles in observer's garden
Hoober Stand: Red Kite - 1
Killamarsh: Swift - at least 19 - Group flying south west on direct flight path following heavy rain, viewed from observers house.
Kimberworth: Goldfinch - 2 - Adult and juvenile on garden seed feeder. First fledgling seen in the garden so far this spring.
Midhope Moor: Cuckoo - 1 - Calling 20.15
Midhope Res: Oystercatcher - 5 ; Swallow - 4 ; Lapwing - 6 - Pair mobbing male Pheasant ; Curlew - 4
Moorland Fringe: Nightjar - 1 - churring briefly @ 21.14
Orgreave: Reed Bunting - 2+ ; View Picture, Reed Bunting - 2+ - another photo ; View Picture
Orgreave Lakes: Knot - 1 ; View Picture, Knot - 1 - photo ; View Picture, Dunlin - 2 ; View Picture, Little Stint - 1 - still present to 19.15 hrs at least ; Knot - 1 - still present at 20.15hrs ; Greylag Goose - 1+ - including brood of 4 plus 1 with adoptive Mallard family (female + 7 young) ; Ringed Plover - 1 - tundrae/psammodromus 'tundra' type ; Lesser Whitethroat - 1 - singing end of Washford Lane ; Yellow Wagtail - 2-3 ; View Picture, Knot - 1 - still present tonight, right eye looking OK. ; View Picture, Little Stint - 1 - summer plumaged bird this afternoon ; View Picture, Little Stint - 1 - flight shot ; View Picture, Knot - 1 - Summer-plumaged bird, with damaged eye, still present early morning. ; View Picture, Knot - 1 - 2nd photo ; View Picture, Knot - 1 - Photo showing damaged eye ; View Picture, Dunlin - 2 ; Ringed Plover - 2 ; Common Sandpiper - 1 ; Knot - 1 - Feeding alongside 2 Dunlin ; View Picture, Dunlin - 2 - 2 birds feeding alongside single Knot ; View Picture, Skylark - 20+ ; View Picture
Owlthorpe: Lesser Whitethroat - 1 ; View Picture, Lesser Whitethroat - 1 - Another pic ; View Picture
R Don, Stephenson Road: Wheatear - 1 - male
R Rother, Bolehill: Grasshopper Warbler - 1 - Reeling at 08.00 and again at 11.00 from hawthorns alongside reedbed.
Shepherd's Plantation: Sparrowhawk - 1 - circling, high over wood.
Snake Pass: Blackbird - 2 ; Buzzard - 1 ; Canada Goose - 2 ; Carrion Crow - 5 ; Chaffinch - 14 ; Chiffchaff - 2 ; Coal Tit - 6 ; Common Sandpiper - 2 ; Cuckoo - 1 - female ; Curlew - 3 ; Dunnock - 2 ; Goldcrest - 7 ; Goldfinch - 4 ; Meadow Pipit - 9 ; Mistle Thrush - 1 ; Pied Wagtail - 2

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