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21 April 2018

Manor Fields Park: Blackcap - 3 - all males ; Linnet - 10 ; Greenfinch - 6 ; Sparrowhawk - 1 - male low thru 06:15 ; Escaped/Feral Species - 1 - Bright yellow Budgerigar in trees near stonehirst then flew towards Manor top.06:05
Morley Plantation (E): Blackcap - 1 - sing ; Goldcrest - 1 - sing ; Treecreeper - 1 ; Chaffinch - 1 - sing ; Goldfinch - 3+
Morley Plantation (W): Blackcap - 1 - sing ; Nuthatch - 1 - sing ; Chaffinch - 1 - sing ; Great Tit - 1 - sing ; Wren - 1 - sing ; Woodpigeon - 1 - sing
Morley Pond: Great Crested Grebe - 5 - 1pr displaying ; Greylag Goose - 12+ ; Tufted Duck - 5 - male
Orgreave Lakes: Swift - 2 - over Big Hill at c16:50 ; Yellow Wagtail - 3 - Dropped in early evening then north ; Escaped/Feral Species - 1 - Drake Wood Duck of unknown origin! Rather rudely described by one local birder as "that disgusting thing!" ; View Picture, Little Ringed Plover - 1
Oughtibridge: Swift - 1 - 1 heading north over Clough Grove
Rivelin Filters: Common Sandpiper - 2 - on dam at rear of filters ; Grey Heron - 4
Rotherham Centre: Buzzard - 1 - Over New York Stadium 14.35 utm.
Silver Wood: Lesser Whitethroat - 1 - singing along disused r/way line
Tyzack's Dam: Grey Heron - 5
Wentworth Lakes: Kestrel - 1 - female calling,from tree
Wharncliffe Heath NR: Pied Flycatcher - 2 - Singing males ; Tree Pipit - 3 - Singing ; Cuckoo - 1 - Singing ; Willow Warbler - 37 - Singing ; Nuthatch - 2 - Applying mud nest box, another singing ; Chiffchaff - 3 - Singing ; Blackcap - 1 - Singing
Wyming Brook: Wood Warbler - 2 - 1 seen, 2 singing about 200 yards apart ; Sparrowhawk - 1 - m ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 - f ; Blackcap - 1 ; Coal Tit - 2

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