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27 September 2016

Andwell Lane Fulwood: Swallow - 3
Brinsworth/ Canklow: Kestrel - 1
Elsecar Res: Great Crested Grebe - 7 ; Coot - 9 ; Black-headed Gull - c30 ; Mallard - c30 ; Grey Heron - 2 ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 1 - juv ; House Martin - c15 ; Moorhen - 14 ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 ; Kingfisher - 1 - canal
Orgreave Lakes: Ringed Plover - 1 ; Grey Partridge - 4 - On "plains". ; House Martin - 30+ ; Sand Martin - 10+ ; Dunlin - 3 - 3 S at 10:20 ; Snipe - 1 - S with Dunlin ; Meadow Pipit - 50+ - mostly to S of small lake
Peat Pits: Mistle Thrush - 17 - feeding in surrounding fields
Rivelin Valley: Chiffchaff - 3 - In observers garden
Silver Wood: Chiffchaff - 1 - singing ; Grey Heron - 1 - regular bird by Woodlaithes duckpond ; Golden Plover - 2 - east at 10.00
Silverwood Lagoon: Meadow Pipit - c40 - small parties around grasslands ; Canada Goose - 42 - north ; Chiffchaff - 2 - singing ; Linnet - 60
Thorncliffe Ind Est: Hobby - 2 - flew towards Chapeltown Park ; Buzzard - 2
Thrybergh CP: Great Crested Grebe - 10 - 4ad6 jv ; Little Grebe - 4 ; Cormorant - 4 ; Tufted Duck - 34 ; Black-headed Gull - 60+ ; Herring Gull - 1 - ad ; Skylark - 10 - in field ; Meadow Pipit - 9 - odd birds past s2-1-1-3-2 ; Buzzard - 1 - in e ; Dunnock - 13 ; Robin - 17 - 7sing ; Blackcap - 1 ; Chiffchaff - 9 - 5sing ; Long-tailed Tit - 14+ - in two flocks ; Lapwing - 340+ - in field ; Starling - 60+ - in with Lapwing ; Bullfinch - 5 - 3-2

26 September 2016

Attercliffe East Coast road bridge: Red Kite - 1 - NE ; Kingfisher - 2 ; Dipper - 2 - disputing territory ; Chiffchaff - 3+
Crookes Valley Park: Grey Heron - 1 - by lake this morning, then disturbed and flew off low E ; Woodpigeon - 6 - feeding on cut grass bank, including three juvs
Don Canal, Brown's Cut: Goldfinch - 16
Endcliffe Park: Dipper - 1 - Feeding on the weir by Hunters Bar at 7:20 ; Grey Heron - 1 - Feeding in river downstream side of bridge at Hunters Bar.
Harthill Res: Kingfisher - 2 - one successfully fishing ; Grey Wagtail - 1 ; Grey Heron - 2 ; Greylag Goose - 1 - in the CG's ; Great Crested Grebe - 3 - one juv ; Tufted Duck - 7 ; Mute Swan - 5 - fp 3 well grown cygnets ; Cormorant - 1 - over W ; Starling - 220 - 24 over N, 200 on wires adjacent to site
R Don, Rotherham Centre: Goosander - 1 - redhead flew upriver @ 1545hrs
Rotherham Centre: Meadow Pipit - 10 - S @ 0805hrs