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21 April 2014

Back Edge: Cuckoo - 1 - Heard briefly calling. Probably en route to Wharnecliffe Chase? ; Blackcap - 1 - Singing Male ; Yellowhammer - 2 - Male and Female
Silverwood Lagoon: Curlew - 1 - south at 09.30
Thrybergh CP: Gadwall - 1m ; Tufted Duck - 18 - 8m+10f ; Dunlin - 1s/p - dep-n ; Whimbrel - 1 - through NE ; Sparrowhawk - 1s ; Blackcap - 6sing ; Whitethroat - 1sing ; Lesser Whitethroat - 2sing ; Willow Warbler - 7sing ; Chiffchaff - 8 - 7 singing ; Wren - 13sing ; Sand Martin - 60 ; Swallow - 15 ; House Martin - 8

20 April 2014

Aldwarke SF: Blackcap - 3 - singing males ; Gadwall - 10 - in constant aerial chases ; Tufted Duck - 13 - 6prs + 1m ; Black-headed Gull - 4 ; Mallard - 7+ - 6m; 1f; new brood of 6+ ducklings ; Coot - 5 ; Song Thrush - 1 ; Whitethroat - 2 - singing males ; Moorhen - 5 ; Little Grebe - 2-3prs ; Reed Bunting - 2-3prs ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 6 - all NE/N/NW ; Kestrel - 1 - hunting ; Swallow - 2 - NE ; Long-tailed Tit - 1-2prs - inc one bird carrying nest material/food ; Mistle Thrush - 1 - singing male ; Sand Martin - 2 - high over ; Chiffchaff - 3 - inc 2 singing males ; Willow Warbler - 1 - singing male ; Lapwing - 1 - female
Broomhead Res: TWO-BARRED CROSSBILL - 1 - male around feeder clearing this afternoon, singing occasionally and feeding in Larches with Lesser Redpolls.
Catcliffe Flash: Lesser Whitethroat - 1 - Singing
Gleadless Valley LNR: Chiffchaff - 17 ; Blackcap - 13 ; Mandarin - 2
Greasbrough; Ochre Dyke: Chiffchaff - 1 - singing male ; Blackcap - 1 - singing male
Grenoside: Swallow - 1 - over village
Hagg Lane Allotments: Swallow - 3 - feeding ; Song Thrush - 2 - One singing nonstop for five hours ; Chiffchaff - 1 ; Pheasant - 1
Malin Bridge: Grey Wagtail - 1
Millhouses Park: Mandarin - 2M
Orgreave Lakes: Arctic Tern - 22 - 2 in at 08:00 sat on tern rail for 30 minutes then high north, 12 north at 10:45, 8 in at 10:46 stayed around 15 minutes then high north. ; Ringed Plover - 4 ; Common Sandpiper - 2 ; Yellow Wagtail - 6 - Total of flyovers between 6:30 and 12:00 ; Swift - 1 ; Arctic Tern - 19 ; View Picture, Kestrel - 1 ; View Picture, Whitethroat - 1 - Singing close to railway bridge. ; View Picture, Yellowhammer - 1 ; Wheatear - 3 - 1 male + 2 females ; View Picture, Swallow - c70-100 - Many resting on northern bank of main lake at times. ; View Picture, Willow Warbler - 4 - singing ; Long-tailed Tit - 2 ; Blackcap - 2 - singing males ; Jay - 2 - Flew low south following river. ; Common Gull - 3 - NE 10.15 ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 7 - Singles north ; Skylark - 20+ - Numerous singing birds ; Sand Martin - 40+ ; Chiffchaff - 1 ; House Martin - 2 ; Redshank - 4 - 2 pairs on island of small lake ; Gadwall - 4 ; Goosander - 5 - Left south ; Swift - 1 - Feeding in general area from 11.00 ; Swift - 1 - One over the main lake for five minutes then north at 0845 ; Arctic Tern - 2 - 2 more birds late afternoon. Photo of first two birds this morning. ; View Picture
Rivelin Dams: Grey Heron - 1 ; Mallard - 1+ - female with young
Rivelin Valley: Dipper - 1 - upstream of Holme Head Weir ; Blackcap - 1 - Male in willow over Wolf Wheel pond ; Grey Wagtail - 2 ; Chiffchaff - 4 ; Jay - 1 ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 2 ; Nuthatch - 1
Sharrow: Robin - 2 - courtship feeding in garden
Silverwood Lagoon: Whitethroat - 6 singing ; Yellow Wagtail - 1 ; Swallow - 2
Thrybergh: Mistle Thrush - 1 - Feeding young in nest in front garden of bungalow.
Thrybergh CP: Little Grebe - 1 ; Gadwall - 3 ; Tufted Duck - 30 - 15M, 15F ; Green Woodpecker - 1 - calling ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 - calling ; Sand Martin - 120+ ; Swallow - 25+