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24 April 2015

Back Edge: Whitethroat - 1 - Singing male
Barbrook Plantation: Red-legged Partridge - 2 - bottom edge of plantation ; Common Buzzard - 1 - overhead ; Tawny Owl - 1 - calling mid morning ; Tree Pipit - 4+ ; Redstart - 3 - 2 male, 1 female
Blacka Moor: Stonechat - 2 - males; 1 Cowsick, 1 Blacka Hill on edge of (former site of) farm. ; Reed Bunting - 1 - Cowsick. ; Bullfinch - 1 - Strawberry Lee Plantation. ; Jay - 1 - Strawberry Lee Plantation. ; Stock Dove - 2 - East over Strawberry Lee Plantation. ; Sparrowhawk - 1 - WSW over Strawberry Lee Plantation.
Brick Houses: Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 ; Stock Dove - 1 - singing. ; Dunnock - 3 - 1 singing. ; Blackcap - 2 - singing, plus male. ; Chiffchaff - 2 - both singing.
Broomhead: Wren - 2 ; Willow Warbler - 3/4 - singing males
Broomhead area: Chiffchaff - Several - Singing ; Blackbird - 4 ; Song Thrush - 3 ; Jay - 2 ; Curlew - 1 ; Mistle Thrush - 1 ; Woodpigeon - 7 ; Chaffinch - 2 ; Goldfinch - 2
Broomhead Res: Moorhen - 1 ; Mallard - 3
Canklow Woods: Woodcock - 2 - heard at 0415
Causeway Head: Starling - 26 - on pastures Brickhouse Lane.
Cowell Flats area: Snipe - 2 - one in view and two calling ; Curlew - 3 ; Lapwing - 9 ; Song Thrush - 1 ; Meadow Pipit - 6 ; Woodpigeon - 5 ; Wheatear - 1 - Male bird resting on wall. ; Red Grouse - 1 ; Linnet - 3 ; Pied Wagtail - 1
Dore Moor: Garden Warbler - 1 - singing Fern Glen Farm. ; Curlew - 1 - dropped on to pastures near Owlet House.
Firsby Res: Grey Wagtail - 1 - Male in sluice ; Whitethroat - 3 ; Willow Tit - 1 - Calling in Alder tree at end of large pond. ; Buzzard - 1 - Low over Horse paddock. ; Swallow - c60 - Over pond then gathering to go to roost at 20.00hrs as light faded. ; Willow Warbler - 5 ; Blackcap - 3 ; Chiffchaff - 4 - Singing ; Jackdaw - 2
Hangingwater garden: Jay - 2 - one feeding the other
Houndkirk Moor: Linnet - 4 ; Red Grouse - 5 ; Tree Pipit - 1 - over Houndkirk Hill calling. ; Skylark - 7 - 4 singing. ; Snipe - 1 - chipping. ; Curlew - 3 ; Reed Bunting - 1 ; Golden Plover - 2 - pair pastures southern end. ; Wheatear - 4 - 1 male, 3 females pastures southern end. ; Meadow Pipit - 1+ - including bird with nesting material. ; Mistle Thrush - 2 - including singing from ruins of building. ; Pheasant - 1 - singing.
Killamarsh Meadows: Kestrel - 1 - rather confiding f or imm dust bathing, then waited on fence post before flying off. ; View Picture, Kestrel - 1 - Another picture ; View Picture
Lawrence Field: Stonechat - 2 - pair east of Owler Tor.
Longshaw: Mandarin - 7 - 2 pairs, 3 males. ; Moorhen - 1 ; Reed Bunting - 1 - Longshaw Meadow.
Orgreave Lakes: Common Tern - 1 - at 07:20 ; Swift - 1 - With hirundines north end of main lake at 1645. ; Common Sandpiper - 5 ; Mute Swan - 4 - adults; 2 main lake, 2 Rother. ; Dunlin - 2 - schinzi. ; Egyptian Goose - 1 ; Goosander - 3 - 2 male, 1 female. ; Ringed Plover - 7
Redcar Brook: Grey Wagtail - 1 - north of A625. ; Jay - 2 - north of A625.
Rotherham Centre: Sand Martin - 10 - around the railway station
Silverwood Lagoon: Reed Warbler - 2 - singing ; Wheatear - 1 ; Whitethroat - 12 - singing males now widespread around pit top ; Lesser Whitethroat - 1 - singing along Hollings Lane sidings ; Coot - 20+ - including pair with recently-hatched brood of 5 ; Little Grebe - 4prs ; Gadwall - 2prs ; Tufted Duck - 2prs ; Mute Swan - 1pr ; Yellow Wagtail - 1 ; Blackcap - 6 - singing ; Willow Warbler - 12 - singing ; Chiffchaff - 5 - singing ; Green Woodpecker - 1 ; Yellowhammer - 2 - singing ; House Martin - 6 ; Swallow - 2