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30 July 2015

Bingham Park: Swift - 16 - feeding over tennis courts at 2015 hrs ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 1 - ad flew W at 2020 hrs
Kiveton Community Woodland: Grasshopper Warbler - 1 - collecting food for young ; View Picture
Millhouses Park: Moorhen - 5 - three adults and two fully fledged juvs.
Stone Circle, Broomhead: Red Grouse - 20 ; Curlew - 7 ; Merlin - 1 ; Kestrel - 1 ; Tawny Owl - 1
Thrybergh CP: Little Egret - 1 - came down briefly left north ; Little Grebe - 3 - ad ; Great Crested Grebe - 3 ; Cormorant - 3 ; Mute Swan - 30 ; Canada Goose - 100 ; Tufted Duck - 87 ; Buzzard - 1 - flew NW ; Dunlin - 3 - flew east ; Common Sandpiper - 1 ; Black-headed Gull - 70 ; Common Tern - 3 - 2ad with 1juv ; Swift - 40+ ; Sand Martin - 80+ ; House Martin - 50+ ; Green Woodpecker - 1 ; Yellow Wagtail - 4 ; Grey Wagtail - 1 ; Wren - 11 ; Wren - 11 ; Blackcap - 7 - 1 + family party (6) ; Whitethroat - 3 ; Reed Warbler - 9 - at least 7juvs in 2parties ; Willow Warbler - 7+ - 2 singing, family party 5+ ; Chiffchaff - 3 ; Tree Sparrow - 6 ; Goldfinch - 60+ - inc parties of 15-30, lots of juvs ; Bullfinch - 4 - 2-2
Totley Moss: Cuckoo - 1 - Adult male.
Tyzack's Dam: Hobby - 1 - One over the dam for about a minute causing some alarm but no damage to two House Martins and four Swallows. First I've seen here.

29 July 2015

Catcliffe Flash: Mute Swan - 2+ - ad pr + 5 juvs ; Gadwall - 13+ ; Pochard - 13 ; Tufted Duck - 4+ - inc fem with 1 duckling ; Little Grebe - 8+ - at least 3 ad prs, 2+ juv ; Grey Heron - 1 ; Moorhen - 5+ ; Coot - 63 ; Black-headed Gull - 1 ; House Martin - 3+
Forge Dam: Grey Wagtail - 2 ; Swallow - 3
Greystones: Nuthatch - 1 - in observer's garden
R Don, Rotherham Centre; Chantry Bridge: Grey Wagtail - 2 - single singing males up- and downstream of bridge @ 0755hrs
Rawmarsh:Haugh Rd: Yellow Wagtail - 1 - imm on playing field @ 11.35
Rotherham Centre; Chantry Bridge: Sand Martin - 8+ - feeding over surrounding area
Silverwood Lagoon: Tufted Duck - 1+ - female + brood of 7 still intact ; Mute Swan - 6 - pair + 4 juvs ; Little Grebe - 14 - 4 pairs, 4 dependent juvs, 2 independent juvs ; Gadwall - 3 ; Black-headed Gull - 23 ; Common Gull - 2 ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 2 - 2 adults lingering around lagoon 07.40-07.50 then flew west ; Reed Warbler - 3 - singing ; Sedge Warbler - 1 - singing ; Lapwing - 3 - SW ; Yellow Wagtail - 1 - south ; Snipe - 1 ; Kestrel - 2 ; Buzzard - 1 ; Linnet - c30 ; Goldfinch - 15 ; Willow Warbler - 1 - singing ; Chiffchaff - 2 - singing ; Yellowhammer - 3 - singing ; Carrion Crow - 5 - family party ; Grey Partridge - 1 ; Pheasant - 8 ; Swift - c20 ; Swallow - 6 ; House Martin - 30 ; Jay - 2
Stubley Hollow: Buzzard - 2 - Little Owl - 2 juvs ; Skylark - 1 juv ; Goldfinch - 36 ; Chiffchaff - 6 ; Swallow - 31 ; House Martin - 10 ; Swift - 5
Trippet Wood: Bullfinch - 1 - Male gorging on raspberries ; Grey Wagtail - 2 - Adult feeding juvenile