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20 September 2017

Middleton Moor: Stonechat - 3
Silverwood Lagoon: Canada Goose - 164 - commuting between lagoon and fields to west

19 September 2017

Barlow Common: Buzzard - 3
Centenary Riverside: Kingfisher - 3+ - Possible family group, river, ; Buzzard - 1 - over Canklow Woods, 14.40 ; Heron - 1 - On river.
Dog Kennel Pond: Great Crested Grebe - 3 ; Grey Heron - 1 ; Cormorant - 3 ; Mallard - 10+ ; Coot - 3+ ; Moorhen - 1 ; Black-headed Gull - 100+ ; Buzzard - 12 - 6 drifted in high from W,a further 6 over S side of lake ; Sparrowhawk - 3 - joined buzzards high above lakes ; Chiffchaff - 1 - singing ; Nuthatch - 1 - calling
Dukes Road: Wheatear - 1 ; Kestrel - 3 - hunting together over emlin ridge .
Ewden Cabin: Stonechat - 13 - 6+4+3 ; Siskin - 2 ; Wheatear - 1 ; Ring Ouzel - 23 - 17+6 ; Buzzard - 9 ; Kestrel - 4 ; Sparrowhawk - 1 ; Merlin - 1 ; Raven - 1
Firsby Res: Blackbird - 1 ; Blue Tit - 3 ; Bullfinch - 5 ; Buzzard - 2 ; Carrion Crow - 5 ; Chiffchaff - 4 ; Goldcrest - 2 ; Goldfinch - 13 ; Grey Heron - 1 ; Grey Partridge - 2 ; Jackdaw - 4 ; Jay - 3 ; Little Grebe - 1 - A juvenile on the large pond, first time for at least 5 years since draining. ; Long-tailed Tit - 10 ; Magpie - 6 ; Mallard - 9 ; Moorhen - 3 ; Peregrine - 1 - Juvenile through site low West to East ; Red-legged Partridge - 4 ; Robin - 4 ; Swallow - c25 - over water briefly to feed and drink,moving South ; Teal - 6 ; Woodpigeon - 12 ; Wren - 7 ; Chaffinch - 2 ; Black-headed Gull - 8+ - flying East
Green Moor: Little Owl - 2+ - owlet and at least one adult ; View Picture, Little Owl - 2+ - photo ; View Picture
Holdworth: Barn Owl - 1 - hunting at dusk.
Middleton Moor: Pintail - 7 - nice flock ; Wigeon - 1
Morley Pond: Great Crested Grebe - 1 ; Mute Swan - 6 - 2 Adult, still with 4 juvs ; Canada Goose - 1 ; Grey Wagtail - 1 ; Mallard - 10+ ; Treecreeper - 1
Ramsley Moor: Chiffchaff - 1 - Singing
Rawmarsh:Haugh Rd: Marsh Harrier - 1 - juv drifted high W @ 15.45-15.55
Redmires: Marsh Harrier - 1 - juv still at 19:10
Redmires Middle Res: Ringed Plover - 2 - juvs ; Yellow-legged Gull - 2-3 - at least 2 adults, one limping. ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - c230 - roosted ; Common Gull - 1 - ad
Redmires Res: Marsh Harrier - 1 - juv north @ c.10:55
Walkley: Hirundine - 6+ - Mixed group flying south over South Road
Waverley: Kestrel - 1 - Hunting over field back of JTF 11.35. Perched on lamppost nr Winter Green 12.10.