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24 August 2016

Beauchief: Kingfisher - 1
Brightside: Yellow-legged Gull - 1 - ad on roof President Park ; Herring Gull - 1 - 3cy ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - c30
Brook Hill roundabout: Peregrine - 1 - Calling from roof of Cornhill tower block
Broomhead Res: Osprey - 1 - flew south at 12:15
Burngreave: Buzzard - 1 - moving E
Malin Bridge: Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 - juv male, first in garden for several years. ; House Sparrow - 21 - in garden
Middleton Moor: Golden Plover - 4 - feeding
Orgreave Lakes: Green Sandpiper - 1
Rawmarsh:Haugh Rd: Sparrowhawk - 2 - S ; Buzzard - 10 - S. 1 @ 12.10. 4 @ 12.34 & 5 @ 13.53 ; Kestrel - 2 - S ; Hobby - 1 - S @ 12.21 ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 5 - S ; Swift - 1 - SW ; Sand Martin - 6 - SW ; Swallow - 32 - SW ; House Martin - 21 - SW ; Willow Warbler - 1 - briefly in garden @ 15.02. Flew S ; Siskin - 2 - SW ; Bullfinch - 3 - N
Silverwood Lagoon: Teal - 5 ; Gadwall - 10 ; Shoveler - 2 ; Tufted Duck - 6 ; Little Grebe - 14 ; Mute Swan - 1pr ; Coot - c25 ; Moorhen - 4 - pair + 2 juvs ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 3 - south ; Yellow Wagtail - 1 - south ; Linnet - 15 ; Chiffchaff - 6 ; Whitethroat - 1 - singing briefly ; Grey Partridge - 2 ; Red-legged Partridge - 6 ; Pheasant - c20 ; Swift - 1 ; House Martin - c25 - over Woodlaithes end of pit top ; Swallow - 10 ; Buzzard - 2 ; Kestrel - 3 ; Jay - 8 - 3 southern paddocks, 3 The Close, 2 Hollings Lane sidings

23 August 2016

Attercliffe: Yellow-legged Gull - 1 - ad Norfolk Bridge ; Peregrine - 2 - ringed juv calling at adult female on Bernard Road incinerator building
Birley Edge: Swallow - 30-40 - Mixed party of adults and juveniles hawking.
Carr Vale Nature Reserve: Hobby - 1 - adult catching dragonflies
Edge Mount: Barn Owl - 1 - hunting over fields next to Delf rd @ 18.05 ; Sparrowhawk - 1 - sat in silver birch ; Swallow - c50 - single group presumed feeding on flying ants .
Linacre Res: Shag - 1
Malin Bridge: Willow Warbler - 1 - singing in gardens
Middleton Moor: Ringed Plover - 2 ; Wheatear - 2
Moorland Fringe: Nightjar - 1 - fem/imm
Orgreave Lakes: Wheatear - 1 ; Whinchat - 1 ; Oystercatcher - 1 ; Common Sandpiper - 2
Ramsley Moor: Whinchat - 8 ; Stonechat - 3 ; Whitethroat - 2
Rawmarsh: Haugh Rd: Little Egret - 3 - N @ 08.27 ; Lapwing - 1 - S ; Swift - 23 - S in 4 hrs ; Sand Martin - 59 - S
Thrybergh CP: Great Crested Grebe - 13 - =2ad2j+2ad4y+3ads ; Little Grebe - 5 - 3ad2j ; Cormorant - 11 ; Mute Swan - 9 - =2ad6j +1ad ; Canada Goose - 48 ; Tufted Duck - 100+ ; Sparrowhawk - 1 - to n ; Moorhen - 6+ ; Coot - 100 - circa ; Lapwing - 40 - circa ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 5 - s ; House Martin - 6 - 4s2s ; Robin - 13 - 4sing ; Blackcap - 6 - call. ; Whitethroat - 3 ; Chiffchaff - 21 - call ; Long-tailed Tit - 8+ - flock ; Bullfinch - 2