30 July 2014Halliwell Estate S 5: House Martin - 14+ - Birds visiting 7 nests. ; Blue Tit - 4+ - birds entering two nest boxes
Mosborough Moor Valley: Tawny Owl - 1 - Being mobbed by Blackbird and Magpie ; Bullfinch - 1 - Male
Orgreave Lakes: Whimbrel - 1 - Flew in from S, landed briefly then NE ; Common Sandpiper - 1 ; Little Ringed Plover - 2 - Adult and recently fledged juv. Frequent anxiety calls from adult. ; Ringed Plover - 1 ; Sand Martin - 20+ - Frequently landing on path at N of main lake. Mostly juvs.
29 July 2014Little Barbrook Res: Mallard - 1+ - a female with 4 young.
Meersbrook Park: Nuthatch - 1 - Heard
Orgreave Lakes: Yellow-legged Gull - 6 - in pre-roost.All adultish. ; Golden Plover - 1 - adult
Rivelin Valley: Grey Wagtail - 5 - Including party of 3 ; Kingfisher - 1 - At Upper coppice Wheel
River Don Stevensons wier: Moorhen - 2 - Ad plus 1 small young ; Grey Wagtail - 1 - 1 female
Shirecliffe Tip: Lesser Black-backed Gull - c200 - feeding on tip ; Yellow-legged Gull - 3 - adults/near adults with Lessers ; Peregrine - 1 - high overhead