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26 July 2016

Canklow Woods: Grasshopper Warbler - 1 - reeling
Ecclesall: Swift - 1 - visiting nest site - Ringinglow Road ; Tawny Owl - 1 - calling, Marsh House Road @ 01:30
Orgreave Lakes: Greenshank - 1 ; Redshank - 1 ; Common Sandpiper - 2 ; Ringed Plover - 2 ; Willow Tit - 2 - Pair between 2 bridges. First here this year. ; Carrion Crow - 1 - Attacked and killed adult Black-headed Gull on west shore. Presumably same bird that I have watched stalking gulls for the last few weeks.

25 July 2016

Burbage Rocks: Tawny Owl - 2 - juvs calling in plantation - 22.15 hrs
Canklow Woods: Common Buzzard - 1 ; Grasshopper Warbler - 1 - reeling
Catcliffe Flash: Garganey - 1+ - at least one still viewable from the layby this morning ; Garganey - 2 - both still present tonight.
Higger Tor: Common Sandpiper - 1 - calling overhead 22.20 hrs
Hutcliffe Wood: Buzzard - 1 - mobbed by sparrowhawk.
Millhouses: Ring-necked Parakeet - 1 - Roosting daily in a tree in Stowe Avenue
Orgreave Lakes: Common Sandpiper - 1 ; Ringed Plover - 1 ; Greenshank - 1
R Don, Effingham St: Lesser Black-backed Gull - 30 - inc 2 fresh (independent) juvs. ; Herring Gull - 1 - 3cy ; Greenfinch - 3 - ad and 2 juvs drinking ; Kingfisher - 1
Rawmarsh:Stubbin Hill: GANNET - 1 - juv flew NW @ 14.20. ; Cormorant - 1 - N @ 13.15 ; Buzzard - 5 - circing @ 14.45 ; Lapwing - 4 - on playing field @ 13.05 ; Ringed Plover - 1 - S @ 13.20 ; Green Woodpecker - 1 ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 - over ; Swift - 377 - SW in 4 hrs 13.00-17.00) ; Sand Martin - 2 - S ; House Martin - 17 - SW ; Mistle Thrush - 7 - on playing field ; Siskin - 3 - SW ; Bullfinch - 2 - over
Rocher Cliffs: Red Kite - 2 - low over Rocher Top then drifted SW
Sheffield Airport: Yellow-legged Gull - 10 - Adults / near adults ; Common Gull - 1 - Adult ; Black-headed Gull - C600 - Inc one leucistic bird, all birds seemed roost on nearby roofs. ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - c300
Stanage Edge, below: Woodcock - 1 - over road at 22.10
Thrybergh CP: Great Crested Grebe - 6 - 3pr prob 2pr nest1ad carrying fish into deep cover ; Little Grebe - 2 - 1ad 1jv ; Cormorant - 3 ; Mute Swan - 8 - res.pr 6young ; Greylag Goose - 3 ; Canada Goose - 12 ; Tufted Duck - 69 - only 9f +1jv noted ; Buzzard - 1 - soar in e ; Kestrel - 1 - hover.se ; Red-legged Partridge - 1 - call from top of brick wall ; Lapwing - 4 - 3ad 1jv ; Common Gull - 1 - past nw ; Black-headed Gull - 60 - inc 3jv ; Swift - 8 ; Kingfisher - 1 - w low over water ; Swallow - 3 - singles ; House Martin - 2 - feeding ; Pied Wagtail - 1 - m ; Wren - 12 - 9sing ; Dunnock - 5 - 4sing ; Robin - 10 - 5jv(3-2) ; Blackbird - 10 - at least 3jv ; Blackcap - 1 - f/j ; Whitethroat - 5 - 3call +2jv ; Willow Warbler - 1 - sing ; Chiffchaff - 4 - 1sing3call ; Great Tit - 7 ; Blue Tit - 7 ; Magpie - 13 ; Carrion Crow - 9 - 4 west ; House Sparrow - 9+ - party ; Tree Sparrow - 4+ ; Chaffinch - 3 - mff ; Linnet - 3 - 2-1 ; Goldfinch - 90+ - inc.60-10flocks lots of jvs ; Greenfinch - 1 ; Bullfinch - 4 - 2-2 call ; Yellowhammer - 3 - 2sing ; Reed Warbler - 3+ - c/s in reed bed