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20 January 2018

Firsby Res: Grey Heron - 1 ; Tawny Owl - 1 - Calling before dawn. ; Buzzard - 2 ; Kestrel - 1 - Hunting in set aside field. ; Jay - 2 ; Jackdaw - 9 - Flock over at dawn. ; Carrion Crow - 6 ; Magpie - 10 - Flew from roost in willows. ; Fieldfare - 100+ - Flock of c40 over at dawn. 70+ feeding in sheep paddock this PM. ; Redwing - 10+ - With FF. ; Mistle Thrush - 3 ; Song Thrush - 3 ; Bullfinch - 8.
Heeley: Ring-necked Parakeet - 2 - Flying NE, calling.
Kimberworth: Blackcap - 1 - Female on garden fatball feeder. Now regular visitor ; Long-tailed Tit - 4 - on garden fatball feeder. ; Bullfinch - 2 - Pair on garden seed feeder. ; Blackbird - 4
Millhouses Park: Black-headed Gull - Approx 50 - Foraging. One in breeding plumage ('black' head). Quite a large number compared to past years.
Northern General Hospital: Mistle Thrush - 1 - singing well before dawn at Barnsley Road entrance
Orgreave Lakes: Scaup - 1 - 1st yr drake still present ; View Picture, Skylark - 30 - 14 on tip edge (south side of small lake). 16 along haul rod ; Grey Partridge - 14 - 3 tip edge south end of small lake 8 tip haul road 3 'Plains' ; Meadow Pipit - 20 - Plains ; Stonechat - 1 - fem tip edge at southern end of small lake.
Pit-house West: BITTERN - 1 - Flew to roost at 16:45 ; Water Rail - 2 - 2 calling
Rawmarsh:Haugh Rd/New Stubbin: Heron - 1 - SW ; Mute Swan - 4 - S @ 08.35 ; Mallard - 29 - E ; Goosander - 1 - N @ 09.00 ; Buzzard - 1 ; Peregrine - 1 - male seen on 3 occasions. ; Common Gull - 1 - N ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 1 - N ; Herring Gull - 17 - S ; Great Black-backed Gull - 3 - S ; Woodpigeon - 290 - SW ; Green Woodpecker - 1 ; Skylark - 1 - SW ; Song Thrush - 1 - singing ; Mistle Thrush - 2 - over ; Fieldfare - 10 - N
Rother Valley CP: Mute Swan - 38 ; Greylag Goose - 124 ; Canada Goose - 185 ; Egyptian Goose - 2 ; Heron - 8 ; Cormorant - 43 ; Great Crested Grebe - 18 ; Little Grebe - 3 ; Mallard - 195 ; Gadwall - 22 ; Wigeon - 182 ; Teal - 62 ; Shoveler - 2 ; Tufted Duck - 63 ; Pochard - 88 ; Goldeneye - 8 ; Goosander - 34 ; Lapwing - 155 ; Redshank - 1 ; Coot - 287 ; Moorhen - 28 ; Green Woodpecker - 1 ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 2 ; Kingfisher - 1 ; Grey Wagtail - 1 ; Siskin - 40+ ; Black-headed Gull - 190+ - 130+ Main Lake, 60+ Northern Lake ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 2+ - Main Lake ; Herring Gull - 8 - 7 Main Lake, 1 Northern Lake ; Redwing - 1+ ; Buzzard - 1 - perched in tree in fields near R Rother
Silver Wood: Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 - 'drumming'
Stubley Hollow: Redwing - 76 - ; Fieldfare - 4 ; Magpie -28 ; Carrion Crow - 74 ; Jackdaw - 64 ; Jay - 4 ; Black headed Gull - 42

19 January 2018

Attercliffe: Greenfinch - 31 - roost Sutherland Street near junction with Savile Street
Burngreave: Stock Dove - 2 - low over just north of Derek Dooley Way
Hillsborough Park: Goosander - 3 - 3 males ; Tufted Duck - 2 - 2 males
Neepsend: Stock Dove - 1 - Parkwood Road ; Sparrowhawk - 1 - 2cy male? circling over Hillfoot Road
Orgreave Lakes: Chiffchaff - 1 - by river bridge ; Stonechat - 1 - Male tip west side of small lake
R Don, Stevenson Road: CASPIAN GULL - 1 - 1w still on waste ground this lunchtime. ; CASPIAN GULL - 2 - 1st w back in c.15.50 -16.11. Also adult (first seen 11th January) 14.50 - c. 16.08, left NE. ; Great Black-backed Gull - 87 ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 1 - 1st w ; Herring Gull - 150 ; Cormorant - 1 - adult circling over
Rawmarsh:Haugh Rd: Cormorant - 1 - E @ 15.40 ; Red Kite - 1 - drifted NW over New Stubbin 15.30-15.34 ; Peregrine - 1 - male low over New Stubbin @ 15.35 ; Golden Plover - 9 - E @ 15.45
Rotherham Centre: Goldfinch - 220 plus - 220 plus prior to roost all saints churchyard
Silverwood Lagoon: Great Black-backed Gull - 1 - NE ; Yellowhammer - 2 ; Bullfinch - 4 ; Gadwall - 6 ; Siskin - 1 - in alders near Hollings Lane entrance

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