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22 October 2018

Dog Kennel Pond: Great Crested Grebe - 3 ; Cormorant - 1 - Took quite large fish ; Buzzard - 1 ; Moorhen - 2 ; Black-headed Gull - 17 ; Mute Swan - 4 - Resident family.
Kiveton Community Woodland: Hen Harrier - 1 - Hunting low over the grass on top of site
Ladybower/Derwent: Brambling - 200 +
Morley Pond: Cormorant - 2 - perched on fallen birch @ W end island. ; Grey Heron - 1 ; Mallard - 12+ ; Buzzard - 2 - mobbed by crows. ; Corvid - 50+ - in field N side.
Parkgate; Retail World: Raven - 1 - circling low over with gulls around fast food outlets @ 0750hrs. Looked for but not relocated.
Pit-house West: Redwing - 10 - Feeding on berries near Chinese bridge ; Green Woodpecker - 1 - Calling
Rotherham Centre; Main Street: Peregrine - 1 - superb adult circling over level with 3rd floor office window @ 1215hrs; probably left S ; Sparrowhawk - 1 - over, mobbed by crow @ 1222hrs
Scholes Coppice: Wren - 1+ ; Robin - 1+ ; Blackbird - 1+ ; Goldcrest - 2+ ; Long-tailed Tit - 20+ ; Blue Tit - 1+ ; Great Tit - 10+ ; Nuthatch - 1 - calls ; Treecreeper - 2+ - Two observed and calls heard. ; Jay - 1 ; Magpie - 1 ; House Sparrow - 5+ ; Woodpigeon - 10+
Thrybergh CP: Great Crested Grebe - 9 ; Little Grebe - 9 ; Cormorant - 6 ; Grey Heron - 3 - inc 1 SW ; Mute Swan - 9 ; Canada Goose - 120+ ; Gadwall - 2 - mf ; Shoveler - 2 - mf left s ; Tufted Duck - 63 ; Pheasant - 2 - m ; Water Rail - 2 ; Black-headed Gull - 250+ ; Herring Gull - 1 - 2cy ; Grey Wagtail - 1 ; Goldcrest - 1 ; Long-tailed Tit - 8+ - call.from cover ; Siskin - 2 - north ; Reed Bunting - 4
White Edge: Ring Ouzel - 1 - also about 150 pinkfeet over

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