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30 January 2015

Fulwood: Brambling - 6 - coming to feeders
Lodge Moor: Snipe - 1 - in small wet flush (1 metre by 2) in snow-covered fields below Moorside
Orgreave Lakes: SNOW BUNTING - 1 ; Golden Plover - 55
Poolsbrook CP: Glaucous Gull - 1 - juvenile, late morning and early afternoon with large numbers of big Gulls on CP lake. ; View Picture
Rawmarsh-Haugh Rd: Buzzard - 5 - circling together over playing field @ 11.45
Rother Valley CP: Song Thrush - 1 - Singing ; View Picture
Silver Wood: Peregrine - 1 - over north-east corner of woods and adjacent stubble field at 11.30, putting up big mixed flock of corvids
Thrybergh CP: Great Crested Grebe - 19 ; Little Grebe - 5 ; Cormorant - 7 ; Grey Heron - 1 ; Mute Swan - 9 ; Greylag Goose - 30 - + ; Canada Goose - 80 - circa ; Gadwall - 4 ; Pochard - 20 ; Tufted Duck - 31 ; Goldeneye - 1 - ad m ; Kestrel - 2 ; Lapwing - 80 - + ; Black-headed Gull - 100 - + ; Robin - 24 ; Bullfinch - 24

29 January 2015

Attercliffe: Lapwing - 2 - over S ; Peregrine - 2 - Adult pair on Bernard Rd incinerator building. Male (photo) ringed on right leg so the St Georges pair. ; View Picture
Bents Green: Grey Wagtail - 1 - Feeding in garden, probably on suet and dried mealworm mix.
Canklow Woods: Sparrowhawk - 2 - Pair displaying at 1300
Elsecar Res: Goosander - 2 - per Twitter
Greystones: Sparrowhawk - 1 - In observer's garden
Oughtibridge: Brambling - 1 - calling from top of beech tree to the north of village
Outo Kumpo steelworks, Europa Way: Stonechat - 1 - Male, first sighting this year
Silverwood Lagoon: Gadwall - 9 ; Snipe - 2 ; Mistle Thrush - 2
Thrybergh CP: Great Crested Grebe - 18 ; Little Grebe - 3 ; Cormorant - 7 ; Mute Swan - 5 ; Greylag Goose - 4 - + ; Gadwall - 1 - m ; Pochard - 22 ; Tufted Duck - 15 - + ; Water Rail - 1 ; Lapwing - 90 - + ; Grey Partridge - 3 ; Black-headed Gull - 150 - + ; Robin - 33 ; Redwing - 7 ; Fieldfare - 42 ; Blackbird - 19 ; Tree Sparrow - 12 - + ; Bullfinch - 16
Totley: Waxwing - 5 - briefly in tall trees along Baslow Road near Liberty Foods in blizzard, then flew SW ; Grey Wagtail - 1 - Feeding in roof guttering in the snow
Wadsley Common: Brambling - 1 - Male on feeders again.