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16 August 2018

Silverwood Lagoon: Greenshank - 1 - dropped-in at 08.40, stayed for a couple of minutes then flew south ; Teal - 6 ; Gadwall - 3 ; Shoveler - 1 - male ; Canada Goose - 53 - feeding in stubble to west ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 1 - regular adult ; Sparrowhawk - 1

15 August 2018

Canklow Woods: Swift - 1 - 1 south
Green Moor: Long-tailed Tit - 6+ - Including juvs
Hudson's Rough: Sparrowhawk - 1 - At least 1 juv still remaining. ; Wren - 1 - sing ; Woodpigeon - 1+ - sing ; Long-tailed Tit - 1+ ; Blue Tit - 1+ ; Great Tit - 1+ ; Jay - 1+
Lodge Moor: Buzzard - 1 - Being chased by a Carrion Crow. Regularly over between Blackbrook Wood and Mayfield Valley in both directions ; Feral Pigeon - C60 - Regular in garden on ground feeder and bathing in pond. Roof all day.
Millhouses Lane garden: Bullfinch - 3+ - juveniles ; Goldfinch - 5+ - adults and juveniles ; Blue Tit - 6+ - mostly juveniles ; Great Tit - 2+ - adults ; Greenfinch - 4+ - adults & juveniles ; Blackcap - 1 - visiting unripe elderberries ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 - juvenile, drinking at birdbath and visiting feeders ; Nuthatch - 1 - visiting feeders and foraging on ground underneath ; Bullfinch - 4 - two adult pairs ; Chaffinch - 1 - female ; Robin - 2+ - adult & juvenile ; Woodpigeon - 1+ - under the feeders
R Don, Rotherham Centre; Chantry Bridge: Sand Martin - 8-10 - renewed activity around colony with birds settling briefly in mouths of nest holes
Ramsley Moor: Stonechat - 1+ - Adult male taking food to juvs in bracken.
Redmires Middle Res: Lesser Black-backed Gull - 48 - pre roost ; Yellow-legged Gull - 2 - adult and one footed 3cy ; Lapwing - c60
Shiregreen: Buzzard - 1 - Circling and calling over
Silverwood Lagoon: Barn Owl - 1 - hunting at 06.05 ; Gadwall - 3 ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 1 - adult ; Cormorant - 1 - circled then west at 07.55 ; Skylark - 1 ; Grey Partridge - 1 ; Buzzard - 1 ; Canada Goose - 34 - in stubble to west ; Goldfinch - 30 ; Linnet - 12 ; Swallow - 2 ; Reed Warbler - 6+ - still a few calling in reedbeds ; Reed Bunting - 10 ; House Martin - 15 ; Pheasant - c.20 - widespread on pit top ; Kestrel - 1
Sothall: Swift - 5 - South

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