28 June 2016Barnside Farm: Curlew - 11 - in field opposite junction of Mortimer Road and Shaw Lane. Post breeding flock including at least 1 fledged juvenile. ; Snipe - 2+ - At least 2 males chipping and drumming. Junction of Mortimer Road and Shaw Lane.
Eastwood: Swift - 8+ - Circling St. Anns Leisure Centre.
Hathersage, Main Road: House Martin - 3+ - Old nest re-used in ex-Natwest building, adult feeding 2? young Possible other nests ; Swift - 6+ - Adults entering nest in Millbank Court as last year, others wheeling round building. 10+ seen over swimming pool
Linacre Res: Mandarin - 18+ - 18 adults plus 2 females with broods of 5 and 10 small young. ; Tufted Duck - 16 ; Great Crested Grebe - 2+ - a pair with young.
Norfolk Bridge: Mediterranean Gull - 1 - second summer on roof at Norfolk Bridge 13:50 ;
R Don, Effingham St: Lesser Black-backed Gull - 30 - mainly 1s and 2s birds. ; Black-headed Gull - c50 ; Herring Gull - 1 - ad ; Canada Goose - 2 ; Sand Martin - 15+ - chicks visible at two nestholes in the wall
Underbank Res: Little Ringed Plover - 1 - on overflow ; Crossbill - 6+