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25 May 2017

Barbrook Plantation: Spotted Flycatcher - 2 ; Sparrowhawk - 1 - female ; Redstart - 1 ; Willow Warbler - 3 ; Tree Pipit - 1 ; Cuckoo - 1 - Heard only
Barbrook Valley: Whinchat - 1
Blacka Moor: Bullfinch - 1 - Male ; Stonechat - 1 - Male ; Meadow Pipit - 2 - 1 singing and displaying. ; Whitethroat - 2 ; Kestrel - 1 - Hunting on moor ; Garden Warbler - 3 ; Willow Warbler - 10+ - Singing ; Spotted Flycatcher - 2 - Pair
Canklow Woods: Common Buzzard - 2 - 2 in the air together at 1130
Hangingwater garden: Jay - 1+ - visiting fat-balls regularly over past week and taking towards Whiteley Woods
Hathersage: Swift - 6+
Leash Fen: Lesser Redpoll - 2+ ; Willow Warbler - 1 ; Coal Tit - 1
Middleton Moor: Reed Warbler - 1 - Still present ; Teal - 2 - Males ; Garden Warbler - 1 - Singing
Norton Lees: Blue Tit - 1 juv - 1 tiny Blue Tit on a plant pot outside our back door - parent feeding it
Padley Gorge: Wood Warbler - 1 - Singing male ; Cuckoo - 2 - Male flying East and calling, mobbed by 2 Meadow Pipits. Second male calling in the distance. ; Common Buzzard - 2 - Courtship display
Ramsley Moor: Whinchat - 1 ; Meadow Pipit - 1
Stanage Edge, below: Meadow Pipit - 1 - Showing well on wall
Thrybergh CP: Great Crested Grebe - 2 ; Mute Swan - 37 - inc.2ad4y ; Gadwall - 2 - mf ; Scaup - 1 - m ; Tufted Duck - 10 - 7m3f ; Buzzard - 2 - soar.in s ; Herring Gull - 1 - past e ; Swift - 2 ; Wren - 13 - sing +a pair taking food to nest ; Blackbird - 20 - 15sing ; Blackcap - 5 - sing ; Whitethroat - 9 - sing ; Reed Warbler - 4 - +inc 2sing ; Willow Warbler - 6 - sing ; Chiffchaff - 7 - sing ; Magpie - 13 - ads. ; Bullfinch - 2 - 1m+1call. ; Great Tit - 7 - +fam call.from hedges
Wadsley Common garden: Long-tailed Tit - 6 - Family party.