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24 February 2018

Damflask Res: Oystercatcher - 1 - on overflow at dusk ; Mandarin - 10
Firsby Res: Jay - 2 ; Magpie - 8 - From roost in willows. ; Carrion Crow - 2 ; Song Thrush - 2 - Singing. ; Blackbird - 5+ ; Mistle Thrush - 2 ; Fieldfare - 15+ ; Yellowhammer - 5 - Inc 4 together on farmland. ; Reed Bunting - 1 ; Willow Tit - 1 ; Chaffinch - 4 - all males ; Bullfinch - 6 ; Skylark - 1 - Singing ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 6 - Over NE together. ; Pheasant - 1 - Male. ; Moorhen - 2 - Resident pair in sluice Reed bed. ; Mallard - 4 - 2 pairs. ; Teal - 5 ; Mute Swan - 3 - circled Main Res but didn’t land. ; Sparrowhawk - 1 - Large Female. ; Little Owl - 1 - In farm building.
Howden Res: PARROT CROSSBILL - 12 - at the drinking pool above Howden Res this morning
Ladybower Res, North arm: Canada Goose - 110
Manor Fields Park: Water Rail - 1 - in reedbed at 08:25 ; Kestrel - 1 - over at 07:15 ; Redwing - 100+ - mobile around park 06:50-08:30. ; Moorhen - 3 - top pond. ; Mallard - 7 ; Linnet - 2 ; Bullfinch - 2 ; Greenfinch - 8
Middleton Moor: Golden Plover - 41 ; Skylark - c.70 - more Skylarks than I have ever seen together before. They were feeding in a field
Millhouses: Chaffinch - 2m - irregular garden visitor ; Blackcap - 1f - infrequent garden visitor
Morley Pond: Great Crested Grebe - 3 ; Grey Heron - 2 - in field W of boathouse ; Mute Swan - 3 ; Greylag Goose - 19 ; Mallard - 30+ ; Kestrel - 1 - mobbed by sev carrion crows
Oughtibridge: Peregrine - 1 - Bottom of Church Street flying South
Peat Pits: Golden Plover - 176 ; Lapwing - c100 ; Buzzard - 2
Rawmarsh:Haugh Rd: Mute Swan - 2 - S ; Cormorant - 1 - SW ; Heron - 1 - N ; Fieldfare - 80 - N
Scholes Coppice: Great Spotted Woodpecker - 3 - 1 drumming. Pair chasing off rival,rattle calls ; Nuthatch - 3 - inc 1 pair ; Robin - 5 - singing ; Coal Tit - 1 - singing ; Blue Tit - 4+ ; Great Tit - 1+ - singing ; Jay - 2
Sheffield Centre, The Moor: Goldfinch - 2 ; Carrion Crow - 2 ; Starling - 12 ; Dunnock - 1 - nearby
Thrybergh CP: Little Grebe - 4 ; Mute Swan - 9 ; Gadwall - 4 - 2pr ; Pochard - 6 - m ; Tufted Duck - 24 ; Red-legged Partridge - 6 ; Herring Gull - 6 ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 1 - ad ; Wren - 1 ; Dunnock - 20 ; Robin - 20 ; Song Thrush - 3 - singing ; Water Rail - 3
Treeton Dyke: Red-crested Pochard - 3 - at Falconer Lane end
Ughill Moors: Oystercatcher - 2 - pair back on territory

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