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30 March 2017

Centenary Riverside: Chiffchaff - 2 - 2 singing in close proximity. ; Wren - 5 - Singing ; Song Thrush - 2 - singing ; Chaffinch - 1 - Calling ; Greenfinch - 1 - calling ; Dunnock - 1 - singing ; Robin - 2 - singing ; Blue Tit - 1 ; Canada Goose - 2 - Pair on pond ; Heron - 1 ; Teal - 4 - 2 pair ; Mallard - 2 - pair ; Gadwall - 2 - pair on river ; Cormorant - 2 - over ; Kestrel - 1 - over
Edge Mount: Fieldfare - c150 - noisy group sat in tree tops pre dawn before heading north .
Orgreave Lakes: Little Ringed Plover - 1 ; Ringed Plover - 2 ; Redshank - 4 ; Oystercatcher - 2 ; Goldeneye - 11 - 3 males
Owler Bar: Skylark - 1
R Don, Effingham St: Sand Martin - 6
Shillito Wood: Brambling - 1 ; Yellowhammer - 3 ; Reed Bunting - 1 ; Curlew - 1 ; Lapwing - 3 ; Skylark - 1 ; Coal Tit - 1-2 ; Pheasant - 3 ; Meadow Pipit - 6 ; Goldcrest - 1
Thrybergh CP: Egyptian Goose - 2 ; View Picture
Thrybergh Park: Great Crested Grebe - 4 ; Mute Swan - 16 ; Greylag Goose - 8 ; Egyptian Goose - 2 - in 0930 ; Tufted Duck - 45 ; Scaup - 1 - m ; Red-legged Partridge - 2 - call. ; Pheasant - 6 - m call. ; Black-headed Gull - 70 - max. ; Herring Gull - 2 - ad ; Skylark - 7 - sing ; Sand Martin - 12 ; Wren - 22 - 20 sing ; Dunnock - 20 - 15sing ; Robin - 18 - sing ; Song Thrush - 3 - sing ; Redwing - 16 - call./sing in treetop left to e ; Blackbird - 14 - 2sing ; Chiffchaff - 10 - sing ; Blue Tit - 14 - lots of disp. ; Bullfinch - 10 - 6-4= 5m5f ; Reed Bunting - 6 - 3sing ; Yellowhammer - 6

29 March 2017

Burbage Valley: Ring Ouzel - 1 - 2 sightings 10 minutes apart, possibly same bird. Record shot ; View Picture, Meadow Pipit - 7 ; Ring Ouzel - 3 ; Raven - 2
Endcliffe Park: Mandarin - 2 - pair on upper pond ; View Picture
Fatty Boyns Ponds: Chiffchaff - 9 - All singing within a 300m range.
Linacre Res: Tufted Duck - 36 ; Mandarin - 20 ; Greylag Goose - 2
Longshaw: Tufted Duck - 2 - male & female in pond ; Mandarin - 4 ; Pied Wagtail - 4
Longshaw Lodge: Siskin - 2 - male & female ; View Picture
Meersbrook Park: Chiffchaff - 2 - 2 calling in different areas of Park
Norton Lees: Magpie - 2 - Collecting material from lawn to line nest
Orgreave Lakes: Sand Martin - 39 ; Goldeneye - 17 ; Goosander - 34
Oughtibridge: Blackbird - 1 - female sat on eggs in obs garden . ; Dunnock - 2 - pair collecting nest material in obs garden .
R Don, Effingham St: Sand Martin - 2 ; Kingfisher - 1 ; Canada Goose - 2 ; Goosander - 2 - pair ; View Picture, Stock Dove - 1 ; View Picture
R Don, Rotherham Centre: Sand Martin - 4 - first returning birds over colony site
R Don, Rotherham Centre; Forge Island: Grey Wagtail - 3 - one bird singing then 3 over, chasing/calling excitedly
Rotherham Centre: Cormorant - 2 - singles NE @ 0751 & 0800hrs
Rotherham Centre; Don Canal, Rotherham Lock: Great Tit - 4 - very noisy; presumed territorial interaction
Shirebrook Valley: Blackcap - 1 - Singing male ; Chiffchaff - 14 - Singing males
Silverwood Lagoon: Shelduck - 1 - north at 07.50 ; Little Grebe - 8-10 - lots of trilling and territorial dispute ; Chiffchaff - 9 - singing birds widespread around site ; Wheatear - 1 ; Buzzard - 2 ; Grey Partridge - 2
tinsley marshalling yard: Common Buzzard - 1 ; Chiffchaff - 2 - 2 singing
Treeton: Waxwing - 6 - In tree in playground at treeton school