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22 April 2018

Aldwarke: Willow Warbler - 1 - singing ; Lapwing - 6 - presumed 3prs ; Gadwall - 1pr ; Linnet - 9 ; Mallard - 1 - drake ; Little Ringed Plover - 1 - called a couple of times but not located ; Mistle Thrush - 1 - singing ; Raven - 1 - over to NE carrying food @ 0815hrs ; Canada Goose - 3 - NE, 0900-0922hrs; ; Lesser Whitethroat - 1 - singing; Waddington Way
Aldwarke SF: Blackcap - 2 - singing ; Chiffchaff - 2 - singing ; Coot - 6+ - + broods of 3 & 4 ; Whitethroat - 2 - singing ; Gadwall - 7 - 4m; 3f ; Swallow - 2 - S/SW ; Mallard - 6 - 5m; 1f ; Raven - 1 - soaring over briefly before leaving NE @ 0927hrs ; Pheasant - 1 - cock ; Little Grebe - 1 ; Greylag Goose - 1 ; Mute Swan - 5 - SW @ 0944hrs ; Common Buzzard - 1 - soaring over @ 1013hrs, left N ; Grey Wagtail - 1 - over ; Reed Bunting - 1 - male ; Kestrel - 1 - hunting
Aldwarke; Liberty Steel: Sparrowhawk - 1 - over
Big Moor: Buzzard - 1 - soaring to south of Barbrook Plantation
Bray Plantation: Woodpigeon - 1+ ; Wren - 1+ - sing ; Blackbird - 1+ ; Willow Warbler - 1 - sing ; Blue Tit - 1+ ; Great Tit - 1+ ; Nuthatch - 2 - sing ; Jay - 2 - 1pr
Brownhills Lane: Linnet - 5
Burbage Valley: Whinchat - 1 - singing this morning
Centenary Riverside: Stock Dove - 2 - over ; Kestrel - 1 - over ; Lapwing - 3 - over, one mobbing Kestrel ; Reed Warbler - 1 - 1 singing ; Chiffchaff - 1 - singing ; Blackcap - 1 - singing ; Song Thrush - 2 - inc one singing ; Cormorant - 1 - W ; Canada Goose - 6 ; Mallard - 7 - 6m; 1f ; Gadwall - 2prs ; Moorhen - 2 ; Long-tailed Tit - 1 ; Mute Swan - 1 - NW ; Whitethroat - 1 - singing
Grange Golf Course: Skylark - 1 - sing ; Woodpigeon - 1+ - sing ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 ; Wren - 3+ - sing ; Dunnock - 1 - sing ; Robin - 5+ - sing ; Blackbird - 3 - sing ; Song Thrush - 2 - sing ; Mistle Thrush - 2+ - 1sing ; Blackcap - 6 - sing ; Chiffchaff - 4 - sing ; Willow Warbler - 1 - sing ; Goldcrest - 3 - sing ; Coal Tit - 1+ ; Blue Tit - 1+ ; Great Tit - 1+ ; Nuthatch - 2 - sing ; Chaffinch - 3 - sing ; Goldfinch - 1+ ; Carrion Crow - 1+
Holmebrook Valley Park: Lesser Whitethroat - 1 - Calling briefly in bushes on east side of lake. ; Willow Warbler - 2 - Calling round lake ; Greylag Goose - 5 ; Great Crested Grebe - 2 ; Mute Swan - 3 - Female on nest whilst male and last years cygnet on lake. ; Swallow - 3 ; House Martin - 10+ - High over lake
Longshaw: Redstart - 1 - Singing male (record shot) ; View Picture, Pied Flycatcher - 7+ - in padley gorge ; Tree Pipit - 2 ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 - Drumming ; Mandarin - 6+ - On pond and pair in padley gorge
Padley Gorge: Pied Flycatcher - 4 - 2 pairs, 1 singing male ; View Picture, Pied Flycatcher - 4 - Another Photo ; View Picture, Mandarin - 2 - In trees scouting for a nest site ; View Picture, Tree Pipit - 1 - In Silver Birches at moorland fringe, singing from trees and in display flights (record shot) ; View Picture, Nuthatch - 4+ - Including 1 singing male ; View Picture
Parkgate Canal Basin: Willow Warbler - 1 - singing ; Song Thrush - 1 - singing ; Mute Swan - 28 ; Mallard - 7 ; Sand Martin - 1 - over ; Blackcap - 1 - singing ; Bullfinch - 1 - female
R Don, Rotherham Centre; Chantry Bridge: Canada Goose - 2 - N/NE ; Grey Wagtail - 2 - over, inc a male ; Sand Martin - 8

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