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25 May 2019

Agden Side: Woodcock - 1 - Roding
Bar Brook Valley: Whinchat - 6 - Three pairs between Barbrook Pools and Plantation ; View Picture, Cuckoo - 2 - Males calling about 1.5 km apart.
Barbrook Plantation: Tree Pipit - 2+ - singing ; Redstart - 4+ - Two males singing. One female and one male carrying food to nest site. ; Spotted Flycatcher - 2 ; Pied Flycatcher - 2 - Two males singing ; View Picture
Barbrook Pools: Teal - 1 - Male flushed by dogs off lead. ; Lapwing - 2 - Alarming ; Snipe - 1 - Flushed by dogs off lead
Barbrook Valley: Stonechat - 3 ; Cuckoo - 1 ; Tree Pipit - 2 ; Lesser Redpoll - 3+
Barlow Common: Skylark - 5+ ; Swift - 1 ; Swallow - 1 ; Chiffchaff - 1 ; Willow Warbler - 1 ; Garden Warbler - 1 ; Pied Wagtail - 1 ; Linnet - 4 ; Goldfinch - 2
Burbage Valley: Dipper - 1 ; Whinchat - 2 - Singing male and a female ; Stonechat - 1
Clod Hall Crossroads: Canada Goose - 13 - Two pairs with broods of four and five alongside the Bar Brook
Firsby Res: Moorhen - 4 - 2 adults large Res. 2 chicks small Res. ; Coot - 1 ; Mallard - 1 - Male. ; Gadwall - 2 - Pair still present. ; Black-headed Gull - 4 - Over. ; Pied Wagtail - 1 - On road. ; Sparrowhawk - 1 - Female mobbed by Swallows. ; Swift - 2 ; Swallow - 8+ - Over water and mobbing SH. ; Reed Warbler - 2 - Singing. ; Sedge Warbler - 1 - Singing. ; Blackcap - 3 ; Willow Warbler - 1 ; Chiffchaff - 2 ; Whitethroat - 1 ; Chaffinch - 1 - Singing Male. ; Song Thrush - 1 - Singing. ; Long-tailed Tit - 20+
Fulwood garden: Hobby - 1 - over and around for 10 mins at 11:40 - first for site ; Robin - 2+ - pair and 1-2 fledged young ; Greenfinch - 2+ - pair and fledged juv at feeders ; Woodpigeon - 2+ - pair and fledged juv ; Magpie - 2+ - pair and 3 fledged juvs ; Collared Dove - 2 - pair at nest ; Buzzard - 3 - including a pale bird with wing pattern consistent with shotgun damage ; Starling - 25 - various family parties in the area - looks to have been a successful breeding season
Great Longstone: Fieldfare - 1 - lone bird feeding ; View Picture
Greave's Piece: Whitethroat - 5 - Total of five singing males
Longshaw: Wood Warbler - 2 - 1 in Padley Gorge and another in fenced area at the north end opposite path to Burbage Valley. ; Mandarin - 2+ - Pair on the pond with 7 young
Middleton Moor: Yellow-legged Gull - 1 - briefly ; Sedge Warbler - 3 ; Shelduck - 2 ; Oystercatcher - 1 ; Swallow - 4
Millhouses Park: Moorhen - 2 - Pair. One incubating at usual nest site. ; View Picture
Orgreave Lakes: Sanderling - 1 - still present ; Escaped/Feral Species - 1 - Black Swan ; View Picture
Padley Gorge: Wood Warbler - 1 - Observed 7:30-8:00 in region near top of ramp ; Redstart - 1 - Male moorland fringe 8:05 ; Cuckoo - 1 - Heard calling moorland fringe 7:15-8:00 ; Tree Pipit - 1 - Moorland fringe ; Wood Warbler - 1 - ~ 100 m into wood from main gate at 8:15
R Don, Kelham Island to Meadowhall: Wren - 35 - singing ; Grey Wagtail - 2 ; View Picture, Carrion Crow - 20+ - incl post-breeding flock of c15 nr Norfolk Bridge (at least 8 young), and one turning stones in the river nr Stevenson Rd bridge ; View Picture, Pied Wagtail - 5 - incl one with food nr Hawke St ; View Picture
R Don, Lady's Bridge: Pied Wagtail - 5 - incl 1 juv ; View Picture
Redmires Top Res: Redstart - 1 - male in woods along top edge of reservoir
Stocksbridge: House Martin - c5 - Around Red Grouse pub
Whitwell Moor: Spotted Flycatcher - 2 - Pair, song ; Cuckoo - 1 ; Buzzard - 1 ; Willow Warbler - 1 ; Blackcap - 1 ; Goldcrest - 1 - Singing ; Curlew - 1 - Heard

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