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18 November 2018

Aldwarke: Snipe - 2 ; Redwing - 2 ; Song Thrush - 1 ; Grey Wagtail - 1 - over ; Bullfinch - 1 ; Cormorant - 1 - on pylon
Aldwarke SF: Gadwall - 15 ; Shoveler - 4 - 3m; 1f ; Teal - 33 - largest count here for some time ; Mallard - 1pr ; Tufted Duck - 3 - females ; Mute Swan - 1 - adult ; Song Thrush - 6 ; Pied Wagtail - 2 ; Grey Wagtail - 1 ; Reed Bunting - 2 ; Meadow Pipit - 1 - SE ; Bullfinch - 3 ; Common Buzzard - 1
Bray Plantation: Robin - 1 - sing ; Wren - 1 - sing ; Long-tailed Tit - 1+ ; Blue Tit - 1+ ; Great Tit - 1+ ; Nuthatch - 1 - calls ; Magpie - 1+
Broomhead Res: Crossbill - 30 - area around Rushy Lane feeders ; Brambling - 4+ - 4-5 in area around Rushy Lane feeders
Centenary Riverside: Fieldfare - 1 ; Song Thrush - 1 - singing ; Teal - 2 - on river ; Mallard - 14 - 2m;1f on river, 11 flew W ; Jackdaw - c175 - E, presumably post-roost dispersal, at dawn ; Magpie - 10 - with Jackdaws ; Cormorant - 3-6 - 3 NE; 3 W ; Kestrel - 1 ; Jay - 1 ; Pheasant - 2 - 1m; 1f ; Water Rail - 1 - 'sharming' from Typha ; Redwing - 2+ ; Brambling - 1 - heard over ; Moorhen - 1 - on river ; Reed Bunting - 1 ; Meadow Pipit - 1 - flushed from rank vegetation ; Woodcock - 1 - flushed from side of path ; Bullfinch - 3 ; Pied Wagtail - 2 ; Long-tailed Tit - c10 ; Goldcrest - 2 ; Mute Swan - 1pr - both adults (941 paired with 587 yellow)
Grange Park Golf Course: Song Thrush - 1 ; Mistle Thrush - 1 - sing ; Long-tailed Tit - 1+ ; Jay - 4+ ; Magpie - 1+ ; Carrion Crow - 3 ; Goldfinch - 10+ ; Bullfinch - 4+ - inc male n female feeding in tree by side of road. ; Woodpigeon - 10+ ; Meadow Pipit - 4+ - field N of Watson,s Tip. ; Robin - 1+ - sing ; Blackbird - 10+ ; Redwing - 10+ - hedges N of Watson's Tip
Kimberworth Park: Black-headed Gull - c10 - feeding on verge @ Bray Walk with 30+ Feral Pigeons. ; Fieldfare - 40+ - SW @ 10:38 over S edge of Scholes Coppice
Middleton Moor: Herring Gull - 23 ; Yellow-legged Gull - 4 - Adults ; Lesser Black-backed Gull - 850 ; Black-headed Gull - 125 ; Goosander - 10 - 8 redheads, 2 drakes came in at 16.00 ; Yellow-legged Gull - 1 ; Gadwall - 2 ; Shoveler - 1 ; Teal - 5
Orgreave Lakes: ARCTIC REDPOLL - 1 - Coues Arctic Redpoll in birches by railway bridge at 09:30. ; View Picture, ARCTIC REDPOLL - 1 - Photo showing rump ; View Picture, ARCTIC REDPOLL - 1 - Photo showing undertail coverts. ; View Picture, COMMON (Mealy) REDPOLL - 2 - At least two among Lesser Redpoll flock ; Lesser Redpoll - c.50
Parkgate Canal Basin: Mute Swan - c100 - inc 4 1cy ; Mallard - c60
Rotherham; Northfield: Herring Gull - c90 - loafing on rooftops & visiting recycling centre ; Great Black-backed Gull - 1 - adult ; Mistle Thrush - 1 - over
Shillito Wood: Pheasant - 6 - 1m,5f ; Great Spotted Woodpecker - 2 ; Dunnock - 2 ; Robin - 1 ; Blackbird - 1 ; Coal Tit - 4+ ; Blue Tit - 2+ ; Great Tit - 2+ ; Nuthatch - 1 ; Chaffinch - 5+ ; Brambling - 6+ ; Goldfinch - 3+ ; Yellowhammer - 3 ; Reed Bunting - 2
Shirebrook Valley: Woodcock - 1 ; Fieldfare - 30+ - Moving around the valley

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