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30 August 2015

Birley Edge: Mistle Thrush - 19 - Party flying over heading South 'rattling' ; Starling - 90+ - Post Breeding Flock
Fatty Boyns Ponds: Moorhen - 2 - juvs ; Bullfinch - 1-2 ; Chiffchaff - 2 ; House Martin - 3 - over ; Siskin - 1 - SW
Firsby Res: Willow Tit - 2 - Calling in paddock hedge near wooden walkway. ; Kestrel - 3 - Two on telegraph poles together and one hunting over set aside. ; Buzzard - 3 - Two adults over site and juv calling in long spells from wires. ; Teal - 3 - Feeding close to reeds on main res. ; Grey Wagtail - 3 - Family party feeding in sluice. ; Jay - 1 - Flew into woodland. ; Heron - 5 - In the air together after being flushed from set aside by low flying Buzzard. ; View Picture, Bullfinch - 10 - Flock feeding in hedgerow inc Juvs. ; View Picture
Greno Wood: Common Buzzard - 4 - in the air together.
Hillsborough: Common Buzzard - 4 - together, soaring high in thermal over Norris Rd for 10 min before they disappeared into cloud
Middleton Moor: Raven - 3 ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 44 ; Snipe - 1 ; Wigeon - 2 ; Linnet - 7 ; Swallow - 17 ; Siskin - 63 - Flying over NE ; Stonechat - 1 ; Merlin - 1 ; Buzzard - 1 ; Little Owl - 1 ; Redstart - 4 ; Willow Warbler - 3
North America Wood, Langsett: Spotted Flycatcher - 2 - per Twitter ; Redstart - 2 - 1 male, 1 juv
Old Ravenfield: Swallow - 20+ - Gathering on wires on Garden Lane.
Orgreave Lakes: Peregrine - 1 ; View Picture, Peregrine - 1 - Another picture ; View Picture, Peregrine - 1 - Another picture ; View Picture, Little Grebe - 1 ; Common Sandpiper - 1 ; Lapwing - 1 ; Pochard - 28 ; Whinchat - 1 ; View Picture
Parkgate; 'Banana' plantation: Siskin - 6 - inc 5 which circled & left S/SW ; Magpie - 12 ; House Martin - 30-40 - over ; Green Woodpecker - 1 ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 - female ; Grey Wagtail - 1 - S ; Chiffchaff - 2 ; Kestrel - 1 - f/juv ; Blackcap - 1 - f/juv ; Cormorant - 1 - E @ 1050hrs ; Sparrowhawk - 1 - over ; Swallow - c5 - with HM flock
R Don, Thrybergh Banks: Great Crested Grebe - 1 - adult ; Cormorant - 9 ; Mallard - 5
Roundwood Golf course: Nuthatch - 1 - calling; unusual here ; Coal Tit - 1
Smithy Wood: Common Buzzard - 2 ; Sparrowhawk - 2 ; Siskin - 2 ; Goldfinch - 27 ; Stock Dove - 1 ; Starling - c.60 ; Cormorant - 5 - SSW
Soughley Lane, Redmires: Starling - c215 - on power wires, dropping into fields to feed.
Thrybergh CP: Great Crested Grebe - 3 ; Little Grebe - 8 ; Mute Swan - 37 - at least 20 col ringed ; Greylag Goose - 22 ; Canada Goose - 134 ; Pochard - 1 - m ; Tufted Duck - 75 ; Buzzard - 1 ; Kestrel - 1 ; Swift - 10 - 3s 7feeding ; Swallow - 12 ; Swallow - 12 ; House Martin - 13 ; Robin - 22 - 12sing ; Blackcap - 7 - mostly jvs ; Whitethroat - 1 ; Whitethroat - 1 ; Willow Warbler - 1 - sing ; Chiffchaff - 16 ; Willow Tit - 1 ; Starling - 180 ; Goldfinch - 60 - + ; Greenfinch - 10 ; Siskin - 2 - s ; Bullfinch - 6 - 2-2-2
Thrybergh Tip: Chiffchaff - c35 - inc 2 singing ; Blackcap - 11+ ; Jay - 2 ; Goldcrest - 2 ; Grey Heron - 4 - inc 1 N & 1 high to NE ; Canada Goose - 2 ; Mute Swan - 20 - inc at least 8 colour-ringed ; Gadwall - 31 ; Tufted Duck - 19