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30 April 2016

Fulwood: Reed Bunting - 1 - again at feeders in observer's garden
Malin Bridge: Kingfisher - 1 - Flew up R Loxley
Manor Park Fields: Skylark - 1 - over at 08:05 ; Grasshopper Warbler - 1 ; Lesser Whitethroat - 1 - near car park ; Whitethroat - 3 - males, ; Blackcap - 3 - pair +1male ; Chiffchaff - 3 ; Reed Bunting - 1 - in reedbed. ; Mallard - 4 - all Drakes ; Blackbird - 6 - 3 pair
Middleton Moor: Fieldfare - 50+ - still lingering ; Whitethroat - 1 ; Whinchat - 2 ; Redstart - 3 ; Shelduck - 4 ; Swallow - 14 - Mostly going west ; House Martin - 7 ; Willow Warbler - 5 ; Shoveler - 1 - male ; Ringed Plover - 2 ; Black-headed Gull - 37 ; Bullfinch - 2 ; Raven - 1 ; Linnet - 3 ; Wheatear - 8 ; Short-eared Owl - 1
Orgreave Lakes: Whinchat - 1 ; View Picture, Whinchat - 2 - At least one male ; Swift - 42 - North in one hour counting 8.30 - 9.30 ; Pied Wagtail - 8 - 7 of which were whites ; Greenshank - 1 - Mainly on small lake ; Dunlin - 5 ; View Picture, Ringed Plover - 5 ; Wheatear - 2 ; Sparrowhawk - 3 - 3 birds soaring and displaying ; Hobby - 1 - In from NW at 1340. ; Yellow Wagtail - 1 ; Sand Martin - 25 ; View Picture, Greylag Goose - 20 ; View Picture
Peat Pits: DOTTEREL - 1 - still present at 08:00 ; DOTTEREL - 1 - still present at 17:00 in NW corner of top field
R Don, Attercliffe: Sand Martin - 20+ ; Kingfisher - 1
Rawmarsh:Haugh Rd: Greylag Goose - 1 - SW ; Sparrowhawk - 2 ; Buzzard - 2 - N ; Red Kite - 1 - drifted high to SW @ 16.37hrs ; Whimbrel - 1 - calling bird NW @ 12.00 ; Curlew - 1 - N @ 07.00 ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 6 - N ; Swift - 4 - N ; Swallow - 14 - N ; House Martin - 2 - N ; Raven - 1 - drifted N @ 12.50
Silverwood Lagoon: Little Ringed Plover - 1 - on pool at southern end early morning - inevitably flushed by dog-walkers ; Snipe - 1 ; Whinchat - 1 - female in reeds and scrub at southern end ; Wheatear - 2 ; Reed Warbler - 2 - singing ; Whitethroat - 12+ - singing all around pit top now ; Lesser Whitethroat - 1 - singing from Hollings Lane sidings ; Grey Partridge - 2prs ; Lapwing - 3prs ; Kestrel - 1 ; Green Woodpecker - 1 - yaffling ; Swallow - 2 ; House Martin - 6
Stoney Middleton: Swift - 1
Thrybergh CP: Great Crested Grebe - 4 ; Little Grebe - 1 ; Cormorant - 2 ; Heron - 1 - came in returned e ; Mute Swan - 37 ; Tufted Duck - 11 - 6m5f ; Buzzard - 3 - se soaring ; Kestrel - 1 - e ; Common Sandpiper - 2 ; Common Tern - 1 ; Tawny Owl - 1 - heard calling ; Swift - 10+ ; Skylark - 8 - sing ; Sand Martin - 200 ; Swallow - 2 ; House Martin - 5+ ; Yellow Wagtail - 5 ; Wren - 16 - sing ; Dunnock - 22 - 15sing ; Robin - 11 ; Song Thrush - 4 - singles (3sing) ; Blackcap - 5 - 4sing ; Whitethroat - 7 - 5sing ; Sedge Warbler - 2 - sing ; Lesser Whitethroat - 1 - sing ; Reed Warbler - 1 - sing ; Willow Warbler - 7 - sing ; Chiffchaff - 2 - sing ; Long-tailed Tit - 2 - mf ; Chaffinch - 11 - 7sing ; Bullfinch - 4 - 2pr