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04 December 2016

Blackburn Meadows NR: Chiffchaff - 3 - 2 Siberian (Tristis) and 1 (colibita) caught and ringed today ; View Picture
Bolsterstone: Lapwing - c150 - circling over fields between Heads Lane and Stone Moor Road
Broomhead Res: Crossbill - 8+ - on south side, at the clearing at the bottom of the new bridleway to Canyards and additional small group heard
Catcliffe Flash: Teal - 41 ; Shoveler - 9
Firsby Res: Mallard - 8+ ; Tufted Duck - 1 - F ; Moorhen - 2 ; Grey Heron - 1 ; Kestrel - 1 ; Linnet - 10+ ; Bullfinch - 4 ; Chaffinch - 1 - Male. ; Goldfinch - 25+ - Mobile flock feeding above stream. ; Reed Bunting - 2 ; Goldcrest - 4 ; Grey Wagtail - 1
Fulwood: Brambling - 1 - Male under feeders this morning; scarce so far this autumn/ winter ; Bullfinch - 1 - Female At feeders ; Chaffinch - 12 - At feeders in observer's garden ; Goldfinch - 8 - At feeders in observer's garden ; Mistle Thrush - 1 - In garden this morning and regularly over last week, not common visitor ; Goldcrest - 1 - In observer's garden ; Starling - 25 - Around observer's garden
Linacre Res: Shag - 1 ; View Picture
Lockerbrook: Great Grey Shrike - 1 - perched on a tall conifer to the east of clearfell (approx grid ref SK 16720 89730), mobbed by passing chaffinches, flew off after 20 minutes ; Crossbill - 6+ - including 2 singing ; Woodcock - 1 - flushed from rushes, flew into plantation ; Raven - 3 ; Lesser Redpoll - 10+ ; Siskin - 5+
Malin Bridge: Dipper - 2
Middleton Moor: Teal - 141 ; Goosander - 6 - all redheads; left to SE at 15.30. ; Wigeon - 3
Midhope Res: Mallard - 68 ; Teal - 16 ; Tufted Duck - 1 ; Goldeneye - 1 - drake ; Little Grebe - 1 ; Bullfinch - 4
Nether Edge garden: Escaped/Feral Species - 1 - Red Avadavat in garden ; View Picture
Onesmoor: Golden Plover - c250 - in at dusk .
Orgreave Lakes: Bewick's Swan - 2 - still present to mid-morning ; View Picture, Bewick's Swan - 2 - present until 16.28 then left high to the NW. ; View Picture, Woodcock - 1 ; Great Black-backed Gull - 10 ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 103 ; Yellow-legged Gull - 2 - 1 3d ya and 1 4th birds ; View Picture, Herring Gull - 86 - in roost ; Black-headed Gull - c1000 - most birds left to the north c200 roostd all big gull finally roostd on the small island.
Peat Pits: Yellowhammer - 6 - feeding in rape stubble along with meadow pipits , goldfinch , reed bunting . ; Meadow Pipit - 9 ; Goldfinch - c30 ; Reed Bunting - 4 ; Kestrel - 1
R Derwent, Froggatt: Goosander - 6 - 2m, 4f ; View Picture, Mandarin - 3 - in marsh downstream from Froggatt ; Long-tailed Tit - 3 - in riverside trees ; View Picture, Robin - 6 - along river ; View Picture, Redwing - 120 - in tress and bushes along river ; Fieldfare - 30 - in trees and bushes alongside river
R Sheaf, Broadfield Road: Mandarin - 4 - 2 pairs ; Mallard - 9 - 9 including one male with domestic influence (lacking neck collar) ; Moorhen - 4 ; Goldfinch - 29+ - pre-roost gathering
Redmires Bottom Res: Crossbill - 2 - ! Male, I female in conifers below lower reservoir
Rother Valley CP: Red-breasted Merganser - 1 - female at south end of main lake ; Kingfisher - 2
Rushy Meadows (Bannerdale Road): Mistle Thrush - 1
Thrybergh CP: Great Crested Grebe - 25 ; Little Grebe - 6 ; Cormorant - 8 ; Pink-footed Goose - 1 - in with 21 glag ; Greylag Goose - 36 - inc.5n 10in +21in ; Wigeon - 3 - mmf ; Shoveler - 1 - m ; Gadwall - 2 - mf ; Buzzard - 1 ; Kestrel - 1 - e ; Water Rail - 2 ; Lapwing - 130 - on dam wall ; Black-headed Gull - 150+ ; Herring Gull - 78 - all s 24-5-21-9-3-16 ; Woodpigeon - 250 - + in fields ; Redwing - 150 - +inc.130 n ; Fieldfare - 26 ; Song Thrush - 1 ; Long-tailed Tit - 15 - 9-4-2 ; Lesser Redpoll - 30 - in alders ; Bullfinch - 18 - in small parties ; Yellowhammer - 11 ; Herring Gull - 1 - Juv. ; View Picture
Whitwell Moor: Brambling - 12+ - in Millstones Wood

03 December 2016

Big Moor: Pink-footed Goose - C35 - Moving east at 10.20.
Catcliffe Flash: Shoveler - 16 - Feeding busily in single party ; Gadwall - 18 ; Teal - 25
Chatsworth: Treecreeper - 1 - In Kitchen Garden
Edge Mount: Yellowhammer - 4 - feeding at roadside verge .