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22 October 2017

Oughtibridge garden: Redwing - 1 ; Blackbird - 9 - All feeding on garden Rowan berries
Thrybergh CP: Great Crested Grebe - 13 ; Little Grebe - 4 ; Cormorant - 14 - at least 4jv ; Grey Heron - 1 ; Mute Swan - 14 - inc 2jv ; Pochard - 3 - 2m1f ; Tufted Duck - 55 ; Goldeneye - 1 - f circled left s ; Buzzard - 1 - to se ; Lapwing - 180 - circa inc. c150 in fields ; Black-headed Gull - 200+ ; Common Gull - 1 - 2nd w ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 2 - 1ad 1 3rd w ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 ; Goldcrest - 2 ; Starling - 200+ - among Lapwing ; Goldfinch - 60+ - inc flock 50+ ; Bullfinch - 2

21 October 2017

Carr Vale Nature Reserve: Cetti's Warbler - 1 - sub-singing (in SBSG area) ; Chiffchaff - 2 - by sewage works (in SBSG area) ; Mediterranean Gull - 1 - 1st w (but unfortunately failed to cross in to SBSG airspace!) ; Red-legged Partridge - 1 - alarm calling bird chased (unsuccessfully) by Sparrowhawk near Gateway Business Park
Centenary Riverside: Kingfisher - 1 - Flew under bridge towards Rotherham. ; Kestrel - 1 - Male, hunting on site.
Firsby Res: Moorhen - 1 ; Mallard - 9 ; Teal - 14 ; Kestrel - 1 - Hunting at dawn. ; Barn Owl - 1 ; Tawny Owl - 1 ; Buzzard - 1 ; Redwing - 8+ - Flew from roost in willows. ; Song Thrush - 1 ; Skylark - 1 - Over. ; Carrion Crow - 4 ; Magpie - 9
Holmebrook Valley Park: Black-headed Gull - 90+ - ; Redwing - 30+
Manor Fields Park: Great Spotted Woodpecker - 2 ; Redwing - 300 - 300+ all S/W in varying numbered flocks ; Skylark - 1 ; Stonechat - 1 - central area 08:00. ; Chiffchaff - 1 ; Moorhen - 7 - 7 poss 8 on/around top pond.
Ravenfield Ponds: Grey Heron - 1 ; Siskin - 6
Rawmarsh:Haugh Rd: Mallard - 62 - E @ 08.10 ; Sparrowhawk - 2 ; Buzzard - 3 ; Common Gull - 1 - on playing field ; Herring Gull - 3 - S ; Pied Wagtail - 2 - S ; Redwing - 570 - SW in 2.5hrs ; Fieldfare - 5 - SW ; Mistle Thrush - 1 - SW ; Jay - 1 - SW ; Raven - 1 - E, calling @ 09.10 ; Goldfinch - 56 - S ; Starling - 60 - SW
Thrybergh CP: Great Crested Grebe - 8 ; Little Grebe - 9 ; Cormorant - 18 ; Grey Heron - 2 ; Mute Swan - 13 ; Gadwall - 2 - mf ; Pochard - 3 ; Tufted Duck - 58 ; Water Rail - 1 ; Lapwing - 50+ ; Black-headed Gull - 200+ ; Common Gull - 1 ; Herring Gull - 2 - 1ad1imm ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 3 - 1ad2imm ; Skylark - 4 - singles south ; Grey Wagtail - 1 ; Song Thrush - 5 ; Redwing - 60+ - inc.30+20 in then SW ; Fieldfare - 30 - south ; Goldcrest - 4 ; Long-tailed Tit - 10+ - 2 parties ; Starling - 230+ - 7 parties SW ; Bullfinch - 4 - 2-2 ; Yellowhammer - 5 ; Peregrine - 1 - south
Wadsley Common garden: Fieldfare - 15 - SW over garden @ 10:45 ; Redwing - c100 - SW over garden. @ 15:00
Wentworth Lakes: Great Crested Grebe - 11 ; Heron - 1 ; Cormorant - 1 ; Mallard - 210 ; Tufted Duck - 1 ; Sparrowhawk - 2 ; Buzzard - 6 ; Kestrel - 1 ; Red-legged Partridge - 2 ; Snipe - 1 - NW ; Black-headed Gull - 150 ; Common Gull - 2 ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 1 - S