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31 October 2014

Brightholmlee: Redwing - 100+ - loose flock in trees ; Fieldfare - 1+ - calling in tree
Broomhead/Dwariden area: Redwing - 7 - Berry picking near farm ; Mistle Thrush - 1 ; Blackbird - 4 ; Wren - 2 ; Robin - 3 ; Chaffinch - 2 ; Woodpigeon - 150+ - flying over N.W.to S.E ; Magpie - 4 ; Black-headed Gull - 6
Canklow Woods: Redwing - 4 - 4 south at 1130 ; Redwing - 4 - 4 south at 1130
Endcliffe Park: Kingfisher - 1 - Caught fish on lower pool.
Fulwood Head: Common Buzzard - 1 - sat on roadside fence at dawn
Gleadless Common: Snipe - 2 - High SW ; Fieldfare - - - Several large flocks, on average 40-50 at a time, all SE from 10 am to 2 pm, small numbers of Redwing accompanying.
Hathersage Moor: Fieldfare - 30+
Leash Fen: Great Grey Shrike - 1 - In the centre of the fen as viewed from Shillito Wood
Lodge Moor: Fieldfare - 120 - single flock SW 09:20
Rawmarsh-Haugh Rd: Golden Plover - 6 - SW @ 14.30 ; Common Gull - 2 - ad's on playing field ; Woodpigeon - 225 - SW in 2 hrs ; Fieldfare - 335 - SW in 2 hrs ; Redwing - 185 - SW in 2 hrs ; Goldfinch - 37 - S ; Chaffinch - 15 - SW
Redmires conduit: Red Grouse - 9 ; Pheasant - 2 - males ; Starling - 50 ; Meadow Pipit - 3
Redmires Res: Mallard - 55 - c. ; Common Buzzard - 1 - flew N ; Sparrowhawk - 1 ; Kestrel - 2 ; Lapwing - 100 - arrived from N ; Golden Plover - 12 ; Snipe - 1 - on Bottom Res ; Jack Snipe - 1 - in margins of Bottom Res ; Black-headed Gull - 80 - drifted SW ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 10 - flew SW ; Woodpigeon - 750 - flew SW in 2 hours ; Fieldfare - 588 - flew SW in 2 hours ; Redwing - 120 - flew SW in 2 hours ; Blackbird - 6 - inc 1 high to SE ; Song Thrush - 3 - inc 1 W ; Starling - 525 - flew W in 2 hours ; Skylark - 1 - flew S ; Chaffinch - 22 - flew W ; Greenfinch - 10 - flew SW ; Lesser Redpoll - 6 - flew S ; Linnet - 2 - flew S ; Reed Bunting - 5 - flew SW
Redmires Top Res: Lapwing - 150+ ; Starling - 40+ ; Chaffinch - 10+ - In flock of 50 with at least 1 Brambling ; Brambling - 1 - In flock of 50 with at 10 chaffinch ; Goldfinch - 4 - 2 Feeding on thistles ; Coal Tit - 2 ; Goldcrest - 3 ; Dunnock - 2 ; Golden Plover - 16 - among lapwings on water's edge
Rivelin Valley: Fieldfare - 40 - One flock flying SW at 10am and another at 1600
Sheffield University: Fieldfare - 150 - single flock SW 09:35
Silverwood Lagoon: Redwing - 680 - SW 07.10-10.30 ; Fieldfare - 60 - SW with Redwings ; Skylark - 35 - south ; Meadow Pipit - c15 ; Mistle Thrush - 4 ; Lesser Redpoll - 1 ; Green Woodpecker - 1 ; Stock Dove - 2 ; Lapwing - 23 - west ; Stonechat - 1 - male ; Great Black-backed Gull - 1 - adult east ; Common Gull - 11 ; Black-headed Gull - 170 ; Mallard - 1pr ; Tufted Duck - 4 ; Coot - 19 ; Kestrel - 2 ; Green Sandpiper - 1 - dropped-in by flash at southern end briefly at 09.05 then flew south ; Snipe - 2
Thrybergh CP: Great Crested Grebe - 9 ; Little Grebe - 12 ; Greylag Goose - 17 ; Canada Goose - 120 - minus 6 shot by farmers ; Tufted Duck - 81 ; Pochard - 14 - 4f ; Teal - 1 - f ; Kestrel - 1 ; Lapwing - 200 - circling ; Golden Plover - 200 - circling flushed by guns ; Black-headed Gull - 150 ; Song Thrush - 2 ; Fieldfare - 285 - 5 parties moving south ; Redwing - 231 ; Redwing - 231 - 5 parties moving south ; Blackbird - 41 ; Chiffchaff - 1