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25 February 2017

Endcliffe Park: Dipper - 1 - in river by lower lake
Firsby Res: Coot - 2 - Main Res. ; Mallard - 6 - 3 pairs. ; Grey Heron - 1 - Over set aside. ; Pheasant - 1 - Calling at first light. ; Grey Partridge - 2 - Flew into setaside. ; Red-legged Partridge - 3 - On ploughed field. ; Jackdaw - 40+ - Various flocks over from roost early morning. ; Carrion Crow - 4+ ; Magpie - 2 ; Jay - 1 - Calling. ; Yellowhammer - 3+ - Singing on farmland. ; Chaffinch - 5 ; Reed Bunting - 1 ; Skylark - 3 - Over farmland. ; Treecreeper - 1 - Near road. ; Grey Wagtail - 1 - In sluice. ; Song Thrush - 2 - Both in full song. ; Mistle Thrush - 1 ; Fieldfare - 5 - Over. ; Black-headed Gull - 50 - Following tractor in field. ; Herring Gull - 1 - Adult with BHG.
Forge Dam: Grey Heron - 1
Graves Park: Brambling - 2 - At least 2 Brambling in mixed finch flock - Old Norton Nursery ; Bullfinch - 2m + 2f - - Old Norton Nursery ; Redwing - 120+ - Large flock feeding on pastureland and subsequently gathering in surrounding trees ; Tufted Duck - 12m + 8f
Norton Lees: Mistle Thrush - 2 - Feeding in observer's garden
Queens Road, S2: Waxwing - c40 - Noisy flock settled briefly in tree in Halfords car park at 9.30
Sharrow: Waxwing - c100 - Either in tall trees behind Rossi's restaurant, or swooping down in small flocks to tackle the remaining berries in the trees at the intersection of Sharrow Lane and London Road.
Thrybergh CP: Great Crested Grebe - 7 ; Little Grebe - 1 ; Mute Swan - 41 - 30ad 11jv ; Canada Goose - 48 ; Gadwall - 4 - 3m1f ; Pochard - 13 - 8m5f ; Tufted Duck - 35 ; Goldeneye - 1 - m dep. w 0930 ; Buzzard - 1 - n ; Water Rail - 2 ; Black-headed Gull - 350+ ; Common Gull - 2 - 1st wint. ; Herring Gull - 24 - 2ad 2 1st wint. down 20west ; Skylark - 8 - sing ; Dunnock - 15 ; Robin - 12 ; Song Thrush - 2 - sing ; Redwing - 15 - flushed from fields ; Mistle Thrush - 1 - sing ; Long-tailed Tit - 6 - 3pr ; Tree Sparrow - 5+ ; Linnet - 5 - past s ; Bullfinch - 6 - 3pr
Ulley: BEAN GOOSE - 1 - Tundra Bean Goose reported still at Ulley