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2nd August At Hodsock this morning were 4 Green Sandpiper, Snipe. 2 Common Tern and 3 Buzzard (MC).

30th July At Hodsock this morning were 6 juv. and 2ad. Black-headed Gull, 2 Lapwing on the scrape plus 66 Lapwing >E, Yellow Wagtail, Common Gull >W, 28 Lesser Black-backed Gull >E, 4 Buzzard, 6 Mallard, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Teal, c50 Rook and a m Kestrel (ADH).

29th July 400 Swift over South Anston, harried by a Hobby (MC).

27th July At Hodsock today were 2 Green Sandpiper and 9 Lapwing (MC).

25th July A Spotted Flycatcher this morning in the big hedge at Rackford Road field /Anston Stones Wood (IKM).

24th July Hodsock now has a good amount of water in it, but the vegetation restricts the view. You do need a scope. At the moment; single Green Sandpiper and Yellow Wagtail plus a Red Kite over Langold (MC).

23rd July At Tommy Flockton’s Marsh early morning were Green Sandpiper, 10 Lapwing, Little Egret, 5 Moorhen & 8 Greylag Goose (BC).

19th July A Red Kite quartering playing fields at Carlton in Lindrick (MS).

17th July A Hobby between Woodsetts and Brown Bailey's ponds (AM). An Oystercatcher >S over Long Thwaite Wood this morning (JW). A Hobby over First Lane, plus Jay & Green Woodpecker (BC).

16th July A Red Kite over Woodsetts (BCa).

14th July A Hobby darting through the bottom side of Long Thwaite Wood & Red Kite > Firbeck (JW).

8th July A Hobby hunting over First Lane (MC).

7th July At Hodsock this afternoon were Oystercatcher and Siskin >E. At Carlton Lake was a Great Crested Grebe with 2 juvs and a Red Kite over (JG).

5th July 3 Oystercatcher >E over First Lane (MC).

3rd July An Oystercatcher feeding on the 4th fairway at Lindrick Golf Course (GP). 2 Kingfisher in Anston Stones Wood (AM).

1st July A Whimbrel >S over First Lane (MC).

27th June A Red Kite >S over South Anston early morning (MC).

26th June A Jay plus a juv. at Langold Lake, and a juv. Green Woodpecker (MSc).

25th June At least 5 Spotted Flycatcher hawking insects around Roche Abbey this morning (JW).

24th June A Hobby darting over houses at Throapham, hunting Hirundines (ADH).

22nd June 3 Buzzard over Carlton in Lindrick at lunchtime (MSc).

18th June Oystercatcher >W over South Anston (MC). At Roche Abbey were 2 Spotted Flycatcher and a Red Kite from Kings Wood (ADH).

16th June a Barn Owl with prey over First Lane (MC).

15th June A Stone Curlew observed, calling >NE over Harry Croft's Quarry at 0940. A first for SK58. Plus 10 Whitethroat, single Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap and 2 juvs, 8 Yellowhammer, 2 m Reed Bunting, 5 Swallow which appeared to be going >N, Green Woodpecker, Raven, and Oystercatcher >S. Also there were 8 Small Heath, 11 Meadow Brown, 3 Common Blue, 4 Marble White and single Red Admiral. Over Anston Stones Wood were 3 Buzzard (MC). 3 Oystercatcher feeding on Lindrick Golf Course fairway this morning (BC). A Red Kite >E over Woodsetts (GP).

14th June A Hobby and Red Kite over Lingodell (MC). The pair of Great Crested Grebe at Carlton Lake have 3 chicks (BC).

13th June At Roche Abbey this morning were 16ad. Gadwall and a pair of Spotted Flycatcher (BC).

11th June At Kiveton Pit Top (Kiveton Community Woodland), a Grasshopper Warbler in Barley on S side, 5 Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, 7 Whitethroat, 6 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 4 Willow Warbler, 4 Reed Bunting and 4 Bullfinch. At Tommy Flockton's Marsh were 3 pairs of Lapwing with at least 3 juv's (MC).

9th June A Red Kite over Hodsock (KHa).

4th June Along the Mineral Line (Dinnington Marsh) by Common Farm, a family party of Willow Tit with at least 4 birds, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Whitethroat and 8 Lapwing with one on a nest. At NAPT were 3 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, 7 Willow Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Whitethroat , 2 Reed Warbler and 2 Sedge Warbler (MC). A pair of Yellow Wagtail at Hodsock Sewage Works (JCe).

3rd June At Harry Croft's Quarry were 2 Barn Owl hunting, 2 very dark Little Owl on the quarry face and 58 Stock Dove feeding in adjacent field (MC). In Dinnington, a Whitethroat in scrub off Barleycroft Lane and a Lesser Whitethroat at Dinnington Pit Top (JG).

2nd June a Quail reported at Roxholme, Carlton in Lindrick (per BirdGuides). A Grasshopper Warbler reeling at Kiveton Pit Top (Kiveton Community Woodland), where steep path turns N (BC).

31st May A Red Kite low over Hodsock (KHa).

29th May Early morning at NAPT produced 7 Robin, 5 Blackcap, 8 Blackbird, 6 Dunnock, 8 Wren, 6 Meadow Pipit, 3 Song Thrush, just 3 Willow Warbler, 3 Skylark, just 7 Whitethroat, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull >N, 5 Chiffchaff, m Kestrel, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Reed Warbler, Garden Warbler, Sedge Warbler and a Buzzard. At Roche Abbey were 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Buzzard, Spotted Flycatcher, 5 Blackcap, a pair of Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher, 2 pairs of Gadwall, 8 Mallard and a m Teal. Langold Lake revealed 4 Mute Swan, 18 Mallard, plus 3 duckling, 31ad Greylag Goose, plus 19 juv's, 11 Coot, 2ad Great Crested Grebe with 2 juv's, 6 Tufted Duck, Common Tern, 5 Moorhen and a Buzzard (ADH).

28th May Along Kirk Croft Road were Yellow Wagtail and Lesser Whitethroat. Around Roche Abbey this morning were 8 Wren, 4 Buzzard, 4 Blackcap, 8 Blackbird, 2 Spotted Flycatcher plus a nest, a pair of Grey Wagtail, 3 Nuthatch, Kingfisher, 7 Mallard, 2 pairs of Gadwall, 2 Coot, Heron and a m Teal. Around Oldcotes were 7 Buzzard (ADH).

27th May A Red Kite >E over South Anston (MC).

23rd May A Red Kite high >W over South Anston (MC).

22nd May At Roche Abbey at least 3 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 2 Song Thrush, m Grey Wagtail displaying, 3 Goldcrest, 2 pairs of Gadwall and single Teal. At Hodsock were 26 Lapwing with at least 8 juv's, single Oystercatcher, 3m Yellow Wagtail, 3 Buzzard and single Red Kite (BC & MC).

21st May 2 Common Tern at Langold Lake this morning, plus 7 Blackcap, 8 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 3 Song Thrush, family party of 6 Mistle Thrush, Goldcrest, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 9 Swift, 4 Great Crested Grebe with single juv, 27 Greylag Goose with 26 Goslings, Sparrowhawk with food and Buzzard (MC).

19th May At Harry Croft's Quarry were Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 3 Willow Warbler, 11 Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Yellowhammer, 2 Song Thrush , Reed Bunting, m Green Woodpecker, Raven and Kestrel (MC).

Whitethroat @ Long Thwaite Wood © John Williamson click for pic

18th May at Hodsock, which has been partially in-filled, were 20 Lapwing with at least 3juv's, 2 Oystercatcher and 2 Yellow Wagtail. At Roche Abbey were 3 singing Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, a pair of Grey Wagtail, Buzzard and 4 pairs of Gadwall. At NAPT were 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 6 Willow Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Reed Warbler, Song Thrush and Kestrel feeding young (MC).

14th May A Sedge Warbler singing by the Chesterfield Canal at Thorpe Bridge (GF).

13th May Oystercatcher at Langold Lake, feeding by the bandstand (MSc).

12th May 2 Little Egret >S over High Street, S. Anston (MC).

10th May 6 Swift hawking around Manor Road, Dinnington (JG). 2 Kingfisher along the river in Anston Stones Wood (AM). 2 Red Kite from Thornbury Hill (SM).

9th May A Red Kite over Rotherham Baulk, Langold (MSc). Single Swift over S. Anston (MC). 3 Swift at Wallingwells (MS). 2 Kingfisher through Anston Stones Wood (AM).

8th May First Swift back at North Anston estate (AM).

7th May A Cuckoo heard at Hodsock (JA). Barn Owl hunting around Gildingwells (BC).

6th May At Hodsock were 31 Lapwing with at least 5 small young, Oystercatcher, 2 Mute Swan, 4m Yellow Wagtail, 4 House Martin and 4 Swallow >N (MC).

2nd May A Red Kite over Swinston Hill Road, Dinnington (ABl).

1st May A m Ring Ouzel in Harry Croft's Quarry (AM). A f Wheatear still, at the Todwick end of Axle Lane (WB).

27th April At Langold Lake today were 12 Mute Swan, 38ad Greylag Goose plus 18 juv's, 5 Great Crested Grebe and 10 Tufted Duck. At Hodsock were 23 Lapwing with at least 5 on nests, 2 Yellow Wagtail by the sewage works and 3 Swallow around the farm (BC).

Greylag Goose crèche @ Langold Lake © Brian Chambersclick for pic

23rd April Lesser Whitethroat singing at NAPT (IKM). Yellow Wagtail at Lindrick Golf Club (1st fairway) (BCa). Red Kite over Roche Abbey (MS).

22nd April Sedge Warbler at NAPT (IKM), also Garden Warbler & Reed Warbler at NAPT plus a further Reed Warbler at Kiveton Pit Top (Kiveton Community Woodland) (MC).

21st April 2 Swallow on wires by units to the E of Throapham (JW).

18th April Wheatear still on the path at Axle Lane (JW). A Red Kite over Woodsetts (BCa)

Wheatear @ Axle Lane © John Williamsonclick for pic

17th April 2 Raven over Lindrick Road, Woodsetts (BCa).

16th April A Barn Owl hunting over gardens at Throapham at 1900 (ADH). A White Stork >S over Sandbeck (just out of our area), was picked up >S over Langold (PB). M & f Wheatear, plus Yellow Wagtail at Axle Lane this afternoon (MC).

White Stork >S @ Sandbeck, later Langold © John O'Malley click for pic click for pic

15th April A Red Kite over Rotherham Baulk, Carlton in Lindrick (MSc). Wheatear still present at Axle Lane on the wall at Anston end (BC).

13th April A Barn Owl at Grange Farm, Woodsetts this evening (per NB). A Whitethroat in Harry Croft's Quarry. Ring Ouzel still present on W hedge (MC). Wheatear still present at Axle Lane (ABl).

12th April At Harry Croft's Quarry were Buzzard, Little Owl, m&f Ring Ouzel, the m in song, 7 Yellowhammer, 5 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and 3 House Martin >N (MC). This afternoon a m Wheatear in Harry Croft's Quarry (WB). A further m Wheatear on the wall at Axle Lane (MC).

m Ring Ouzel @ Harry Croft's Quarry © Mick Clayclick for pic

10th April At Lodge Lane, Dinnington were 3 Buzzard sat in a field. At Langold Lake were 2m Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 14 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Buzzard and 6 Great Crested Grebe. At Hodsock were 28 Lapwing, one on a nest, 2 Oystercatcher, 3 Chiffchaff, Blackcap and 3 Buzzard (MC). At Kings Wood Corner an Osprey circling Sandbeck for 25 minutes, at least 3 Red Kite, and 22 Buzzard (MC & JOM). >N over South Anston early afternoon, an Osprey (MC). 2 Shelduck >E over Harry Croft's Quarry and a Red Kite (AM).

9th April at Harry Croft's Quarry were Buzzard, Kestrel, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 8 Yellowhammer, m Green Woodpecker and 3 Chiffchaff (MC). Early morning at NAPT revealed a pair of Kestrel, 4 Great Black-backed Gull >N, Mallard, 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Reed Bunting, 4 Skylark, 3 Blackbird, 10 Magpie, 4 Stock Dove, 11 Jackdaw, 3 Buzzard, 4 Lapwing and a m Sparrowhawk. From Kings Wood Corner were 16 Buzzard, 3 Red Kite, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Nuthatch, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull >N, 3 Skylark, Cormorant >N and 2m Sparrowhawk (ADH).

8th April A f Hen Harrier >S over Kiveton Park Station (WB).

6th April A House Martin over Axle Lane, a Wheatear on the main path, plus Red Kite at Harry Croft's Quarry (MC).

2nd April A Barn Owl hunting at 1258 in fields adjacent to footpath next to Lindrick Golf course (BCa).

1st April A Black Redstart reported from for a second day in a garden on Swinston Hill Road, Dinnington (per BirdGuides). A record 4 Red Kite from Kings Wood Corner this afternoon (AM).

31st March A Black Redstart reported from a garden on Swinston Hill Road, Dinnington (per BirdGuides).

29th March At Carlton Lake were 2 Snipe, 4 Teal and 3 Little Egret. Nearby Langold Lake revealed Kingfisher, Water Rail and Blackcap (JG).

26th March At Tommy Flockton's Marsh were 5 Wigeon, 4 Teal and 2 pairs of Grey Partridge. Along the Chesterfield Canal to Stiff's were 4 Song Thrush and 3 Blackcap (JG). A Red Kite, perched up at Hodsock (MC). A Red Kite >NW over Woodsetts at 1250 (GP).

Red Kite @ Hodsock © Mick Clayclick for pic

25th March A Red Kite over Hodsock (MC).

23rd March 4 House Martin reported over Carlton in Lindrick (per BirdGuides).

22nd March At Langold Lake were 3 Sand Martin. Langold Holt held a Coot with 7 chicks. At Hodsock were 55 Lapwing, 2 Oystercatcher and 2 Redshank (JG). A m Mandarin at Roche Abbey today (BC & MC).

Mandarin @ Roche Abbey © Brian Chambersclick for pic

20th March 23 Whooper Swan >W over S. Anston (MC).

18th March At Hodsock were 2 Oystercatcher, Redshank, 47 Lapwing, Heron, 20 Linnet, Red Kite, a pair of Mallard, 2 Grey Partridge, 2 Red-legged Partridge and a m Sparrowhawk. At Thurcroft Pit Top were Barn Owl, a pair of Mallard a Buzzard and Whooper Swan low >W (ADH, MC & JG). With a further herd of Whooper Swan > over Dinnington at 1955 (JG).

17th March At Hodsock this afternoon were 2 Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 9 Siskin, 80 House Sparrow, 60 Lapwing, 350 Linnet, 200 Stock Dove, 2 Grey Partridge, 2 Grey Wagtail, 11 Buzzard, 3 Fieldfare, Jay, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Redshank and 2 Red Kite (JG).

15th March 3 Sand Martin and a Wheatear reported at Carlton in Lindrick (Per BirdGuides). Green Woodpecker by the bandstand at Langold Lake today (MSc).

m Brambling @ Dinnington Marsh © Dave Jacksonclick for pic

14th March A m Brambling along the Mineral Line at Dinnington Marsh (DJ). At Hodsock single Redshank, 2 Oystercatcher, 20 Lapwing, 1000 Linnet, 150 Fieldfare, Chiffchaff and 3 Buzzard. At Roche Abbey were 8 Chiffchaff, Marsh Tit, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Tawny Owl, 2 Goldcrest, Grey Wagtail and 3 Buzzard. And at Kings Wood Corner, a Tawny Owl, 12 Buzzard and a Red Kite (BC & MC).

m Brambling @ Dinnington Marsh © Dave Jacksonclick for pic

13th March Chiffchaff at Langold Lake (MSc). A herd of Whooper Swan >N, over Throapham (heard only) (ADH). What were probably the same birds were 20 'swans' distantly from Harry Croft's Quarry at 0859 (AM).

12th March At Hodsock this morning were 5 Chiffchaff, Peregrine, 11 Siskin, 4 Buzzard, Kestrel & Great Spotted Woodpecker (JW). At Axle Lane a m Stonechat and 28 Skylark (MC).

Chiffchaff @ Hodsock © John Williamsonclick for pic

11th March At Carlton Lake were 11 Gadwall, 3 Mallard, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Water Rail, Grey Heron, Little Egret and singing Chiffchaff. Hodsock Flash revealed 70 Fieldfare, 25 Redwing and 2 Oystercatcher (JG). c500+ Starling in trees by the Chesterfield Canal (MG).

8th March 10 Whooper Swan >N over Harry Croft’s Quarry, plus 3 Buzzard, Raven and Little Owl (MC).
12th on Axle Lane male Stonechat and 28 Skylark (MC). Last hour of daylight at Hodsock revealed 33 Lapwing, 2 Mallard, 8 Pied Wagtail, 3 Bullfinch, 9 Stock Dove, c50 Woodpigeon, 12 Jackdaw and 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull >N (ADH).

7th March 80+ Whooper Swan >N over Pocket Handkerchief Lane at 1830 (ADH), with 300 Whooper Swan >N over South Anston at 1847 (MC).

6th March At Langold Lake this morning were 9 Song Thrush many in song, Cetti's Warbler singing, 80 Siskin, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 3 Green Woodpecker, Red Kite and 2 Buzzard (MC).

5th March At Hodsock this morning were 400 Linnet, 300 Starling, 80 Stock Dove, 40 Lapwing, Oystercatcher and Ringed Plover (JG).

3rd March At Hodsock today were Oystercatcher, 27 Lapwing, 200 Linnet, Egyptian Goose, 30 Stock Dove and 2 Buzzard (BC).

28th February 2 Chiffchaff at Long Thwaite Wood (JW). Red Kite over East Field Lane (MW).

27th February At Kings Wood Corner, a single Red Kite, 16 Buzzard, Sparrowhawk and 2 Kestrel (MC).

26th February 2 Barn Owl near Harry Croft's Quarry (DBa). Red Kite over Sunny Bank Farm, Common Road, Dinnington (MWh).

23rd February At Axle Lane, at least 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 70+ Herring Gull and 100 Black-headed Gull (MC).

22nd February 2 Raven over Hodsock (KHa).

21st February At Kiveton Pit Top (Kiveton Community Woodland) this afternoon were 8 Lesser Redpoll 11 Siskin, 4 Bullfinch, Reed Bunting & Buzzard (WB).

19th February At Carlton Lake today were 4 Gadwall, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 11 Coot, 2 Little Egret and 2 Lesser Redpoll (BC). Cetti's Warbler still present by the top pond at Langold Lake, plus 109 Siskin, 12 Lesser Redpoll, Brambling calling, 3 Song Thrush singing, 2 Mistle Thrush, 3 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, Kingfisher, 11 Mute Swan, 92 Canada Goose, 15 Greylag Goose, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Moorhen, 19 Coot, 3m Pochard, 12 Tufted Duck, 32 Mallard and 73 Black-headed Gull (MC).

18th February At Tommy Flockton’s Marsh at 1430 were Yellow-legged Gull, Little Egret, 39 Wigeon & 12 Redwing (WB).

14th February Over First Lane were 2 Buzzard (MC). At Long Thwaite Wood this afternoon were 2 Bullfinch, 17 Long-tailed Tit, f Kestrel, 3 Redwing, 4 Goldcrest, Coal Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Treecreeper, Buzzard & 2 Little Owl (JW).

Little Owl @ Thwaite House Farm © John Williamsonclick for pic

13th February At Axle Lane were 158 Herring Gull and 70 Black-headed Gull >S, also 58 Fieldfare, 100 Starling, 64 Rook and 10 Lapwing (MC).

Long-tailed Tit @ Long Thwaite Wood © John Williamsonclick for pic

12th February At Axle Lane were 85 Herring Gull and 138 Black-headed Gull >S (MC).

11th February At Smarson Hills Wood were 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker and single Lesser Spotted Woodpecker drumming, Green Woodpecker and 2 Song Thrush in song and along First Lane, 52 Stock Dove (MC).

Bullfinch @ Long Thwaite Wood © John Williamsonclick for pic

9th February 2 Little Egret at Harry Croft's Pond (MC).

8th February A Chiffchaff by first house at Axle Lane (MC).

1st February 5 Little Egret >W along the Chesterfield Canal near Tommy Flockton's Marsh, plus 17 Redwing >N and Green Woodpecker calling from Smarson Hills Wood (MC).

30th January Early morning at Dinnington Marsh revealed 10 Stock Dove, 3 Grey Partridge, 8 Blackbird, 25 Black-headed Gull >E, Buzzard, Kestrel, 28 Herring Gull >W, 2 Cormorant >E, 11 Mallard, 2 Woodcock and 2 Coot. Langold Lake produced 106 Canada Goose, 23 Greylag Goose, 35 Coot, just 18 Mallard, 23 Tufted Duck, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 10 Mute Swan, 34 Black-headed Gull, 3 Nuthatch, 3m & 1f Pochard, Water Rail, 5 Moorhen, m Kingfisher, 2 Siskin, Cetti's Warbler and a Buzzard.

From Kings Wood Corner were 14 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Red Kite & 27 Lapwing >W. At Carlton Lake were 2 Little Egret, 3 Mallard, 5m 2f Gadwall, 2 Mute Swan, single Tufted Duck and a single m Teal. Nearby Hodsock produced c100 Linnet, 2 Black-headed Gull and a Herring Gull >S. At Hodsock Sewage Works were 60 Pied Wagtail & 2 Grey Wagtail. Final stop of the day was Thurcroft Pit Top which yielded a Sparrowhawk, f Kestrel, 4 Buzzard, Grey Heron and a Woodcock (ADH).

28th January At Tommy Flockton's Marsh were 32 Wigeon, 12 Redwing & 12 Siskin at Kiveton Pit Top (WB).

27th January c100 Golden Plover >S over Woodsetts (BCa).

26th January 2 Kingfisher at Langold Lake today (MSc). A m Stonechat at Thurcroft Pit Top (MC) and a Red Kite at Hodsock (KHa).

23rd January At Langold Lake today were Goosander, Kingfisher & Cetti's Warbler (MC).

22nd January At Tommy Flockton's Marsh this morning were Raven >S, 11 Cormorant >E, 2 Greylag Goose >W, 36 Wigeon, 2 Teal, 13 Canada Goose, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull >S and 4 Herring Gull >S. At Harry Croft's Quarry were 6 Rook, Kestrel, Green Woodpecker, 9 Mallard, 8 Skylark and 2 Yellowhammer. From Kings Wood Corner were 18 Buzzard, Red Kite, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Stock Dove, Cormorant >N, 2 Jay, 400 Woodpigeon >N, Tawny Owl calling and 37 Golden Plover >N (ADH).

A visit to the wetland sites produced at Roche Abbey 29 Teal, Little Grebe and a Gadwall. Langold Lake revealed 34 Tufted Duck, 4 Pochard, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Water Rail calling, 4 Gadwall and 9 Mute Swan. Carlton Lake yielded 3 Heron, 12 Gadwall, 2 Mute Swan, f Shoveler, 2 Tufted Duck, 30 Greylag Goose and a Cormorant (BC & MC).

20th January At Carlton Lake 8 Little Egret reported (DI) and at Kiveton Pit Top 2 Little Egret (MC).

18th January At Tommy Flockton's Marsh today were 14 Mallard, 2 Gadwall, 4 Moorhen, 4 Teal, 23 Wigeon and a Kingfisher (BC).

Kingfisher @ Tommy Flockton's Marsh © Brian Chambersclick for pic

17th January At Tommy Flockton's Marsh were 42 Wigeon and on Kiveton Pit Top (Kiveton Community Woodland), a Cetti's Warbler by the path at the rear of the kennels off Hard Lane. Also here were 4 Water Rail, Chiffchaff, 6 Bullfinch, Buzzard and Sparrowhawk (MC). A Red Kite circling over Wallingwells at 1330 then >N (GP).

16th January On the SK58 Hodsock walk were 14 Golden Plover >N, 14 Greylag Goose >W, 4 Buzzard, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 24 Pied Wagtail and a Grey Wagtail, 250 Linnet, 3 Bullfinch, 300 Starling and in a mixed flock; 30 + Brambling, 15 Tree Sparrow, 100 Chaffinch, 20 Reed Bunting, 18 Yellowhammer and 3 Siskin (MC). 2 Barn Owl at Thurcroft Pit Top (CT).

12th January Cetti's Warbler still at Langold Lake (ABo).

Cetti's Warbler @ Langold Lake © Alec Bonserclick for pic

11th January Early evening at Thurcroft Pit Top produced 3 Barn Owl, 4 Kestrel, 2 Buzzard, Woodcock and 21 Redwing (WB, BC & MC). A Little Egret at Woodsetts Sewage Treatment Works today (GP). At least 3 Water Rail at Langold Lake today (ABo).

Water Rail @ Langold Lake © Alec Bonser click for pic

Water Rail @ Langold Lake © Alec Bonser click for pic

10th January Early morning along First Lane produced a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker and a Green Woodpecker calling from Smarson Hills Wood. Also Buzzard and Raven (MC). At NAPT were 5 Snipe, 2 Jack Snipe, Woodcock, Green Woodpecker and Grey Wagtail. At Thurcroft Pit Top were 5 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 2 Woodcock, 124 Pink-footed Geese >W, 200 Herring Gull and a m Stonechat (BC & MC). At Kiveton Pit Top (Kiveton Community Woodland) were 12 Siskin, 2 Bullfinch, 6 Chaffinch, 2 Mistle Thrush, 20 Fieldfare, 9 Redwing and a Little Egret (WB).

6th January At Langold Lake today were 2m & 1f Pochard (MSc). Also recorded here were 3m Pochard, 2m & 2f Goosander, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Mute Swan, 2 Common Gull and 6 Tufted Duck. At Hodsock were 15 Fieldfare, 4 Brambling, c60 Linnet, c15 Chaffinch and 65 Starling (BC). At Roche Abbey were Grey Wagtail, 8 Teal, 10 Mallard, c50 Siskin, Marsh Tit, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel and 2 Red Kite (JG).

4th January At Axle Lane today were 32 Golden Plover and 120 Fieldfare (WB). 2 Skeins of Pink-footed Goose, totalling 200 birds over South Anston at 0800 (AM). 2 Tawny Owl along Woodsetts Road, N. Anston this morning (GG). A dead Barn Owl, the victim of a probable car strike, along the A57 by Lindrick Dale (per MC).

2nd January An Egyptian Goose at Tommy Flockton's Marsh today. The first in SK58 for 17 years (BC).

1st January At NAPT this morning were 8 Magpie, 12 Robin, 9 Blackbird, Cormorant >S, 23 Linnet, 11 Herring Gull >S, 5 Great Black-backed Gull >S, 4 Reed Bunting, 41 Black-headed Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 14 Meadow Pipit, 8 Snipe, Woodcock, Jack Snipe, Sparrowhawk, Brambling over, Buzzard, 78 Pink-footed Goose >NW, 2 pairs of Bullfinch, 4 Greenfinch and Nuthatch. At Langold Lake were 14 Coot, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Mute Swan, 11 Tufted Duck, Common Gull, 125 Black-headed Gull, 8 Moorhen, 14 Mallard, 12 Goldfinch, Jay, 2 Water Rail and a Buzzard. Carlton Lake was rather quiet but revealed 2 Mute Swan, 85 Pink-footed Goose >SE, 2 Kestrel, 2 Coot, Moorhen, 3 Mallard and a Great Black-backed Gull >S. At Loscar were 86 Rook, 2 Cormorant >S, 28 Herring Gull, 56 Black-headed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 28 Starling, Buzzard and a Yellowhammer. At Thurcroft Marsh were Buzzard, 3 Stock Dove, 4 Redwing, 37 Fieldfare and a Green Woodpecker (ADH). Back at Langold Lake, 2 Kingfisher & a Heron at Langold Lake (MSc). A skein of Pink-footed Goose in the dark this morning (AM).

30th December At Kiveton Pit Top (Kiveton Community Woodland) this morning were 5 Reed Bunting, 3 Bullfinch, f Kestrel, 3 Redwing, 17 Fieldfare, Greenfinch, 7 Lesser Redpoll, Siskin, 2 Coal Tit, 20 Long-tailed Tit, Song Thrush & Brambling. At Tommy Flockton's Marsh and Chesterfield Canal were 7 Teal, 24 Wigeon, 15 Mallard, 2 Little Egret, 2 Pied Wagtail, Grey Heron, 2 Greenfinch, Bullfinch, 3 Goldcrest, 7 Long-tailed Tit & Marsh Tit (JW).

Marsh Tit @ Tommy Flockton's Marsh © John Williamson click for pic

27th December 7 Goosander on Langold Lake today (HC).

26th December At Axle Lane today were 260 Golden Plover, 12 Lapwing and 10 Cormorant on the pond (WB).

Kestrel @ Tommy Flockton's Marsh © John Williamson click for pic

22nd December Axle Lane produced 2 Buzzard, 27 Herring Gull and 400 Black-headed Gull (MC).

21st December 120 Pink-footed Goose >W over Dinnington. At Hodsock, a pair of Goosander >W, Red Kite, skeins of Pink-footed Goose- 85 >E, 30 >E and 150 >NE (=265). Grazing Black-beaded Gull taken by a Buzzard (JG). At Langold Lake 6 Great Crested Grebe, 6m Pochard, 2 Gadwall, 2 Buzzard, Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk, m Green Woodpecker, 239 Pink-footed Goose >N and 2 distant Great White Egret >W. >N over Dinnington were 300 Pink-footed Goose and at dusk over South Anston were 250 Pink-footed Goose >S (MC).

20th December 75 Pink-footed Goose >W over Dinnington at 0930. At Thurcroft Pit Top were 12 Grey Partridge, Little Owl, Tawny Owl and 4 Barn Owl (JG). c200 Golden Plover at Axle Lane this morning (WB).

17th December c100 Pink-footed Goose >NW over Carlton in Lindrick at 0850 (MS).

16th December c40 Pink-footed Goose >W over South Anston (MC). At Langold Lake today were 3m & 8f Goosander, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 15 Tufted Duck, 53 Mallard, 7 Moorhen, 16 Coot and 6 Mute Swan. At Carlton Lake were 13 Gadwall, 8 Tufted Duck, 10 Greylag Goose and 2 Mute Swan. Brown Bailey's pond revealed a Little Grebe, Cormorant, 10 Coot and a Heron (BC). A Little Egret on the lawned frontage of the big house in Lindrick Dale (NB).

15th December 2 Little Egret >W along the Chesterfield Canal towards Tommy Flockton's Marsh (MC). A Red Kite sat in a hedge at Hodsock (KHa).

14th December At Dinnington Marsh were 2 Woodcock, Teal, 15 Lesser Redpoll and 2-3 Willow Tit (MC & JG).

13th December Single Bar-tailed Godwit over Slade Hills this morning (JOM). 40 Siskin at Kiveton Pit Top (Kiveton Community Woodland) (WB).

12th December At Langold Lake today were Kingfisher, Water Rail and Cetti's Warbler. At Hodsock were 20 Siskin, 200 Brambling, 50 Greenfinch, 40 House Sparrow, 200 Starling, 100 Linnet, 30 Stock Dove, 50 Pied Wagtail, 200 Fieldfare, 100 Redwing, 5 Buzzard, Sparrowhawk and 3 Red Kite (JG). M Merlin at Hodsock over the set-aside (JW). Back at Langold Lake were Langold Lake 3 Nuthatch, 2 Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher, Cetti's Warbler, 20 Redwing, 20 Blackbird, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 18 Tufted Duck, Water Rail, Buzzard, m Kestrel and 40 Pink-footed Goose >W. At Langold Holt, a m Green Woodpecker, 62 Fieldfare, Great Spotted Woodpecker and 3 Gadwall (MC).

Brambling @ Todwick © Brian Chambers click for pic

11th December At Axle Lane today were 49 Golden Plover, 50 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Common Gull, 400 Black-headed Gull, 13 Herring Gull, 2 Heron, 8 Grey Partridge and 41 Stock Dove (MC).

10th December 10 Tree Sparrow in a North Anston garden (RC).

9th December At Kiveton Pit Top were 19 Blackbird, 30 Redwing, 2 Cormorant >E and 2 Bullfinch. At Tommy Flockton's Marsh were 35 Wigeon, 19 Teal, 4 Mallard and a Sparrowhawk (BC). At Langold Lake were 10 Mute Swan, 20+ Siskin and a Buzzard (MSc).

Wigeon at Tommy Flockton's Marsh © Brian Chambers click for pic

6th December 100 Pink-footed Goose >W over Langold Pit Top (MSc). Cetti's Warbler still present at Langold Lake (MC).

5th December 80+ Redwing over Langold Pit Top and towards lake and a further 20+ at Rotherham Baulk towards Dinnington. A Buzzard over set a side field below Langold Pit Top (MSc). A Little Egret over Cramfit Road heading for NAPT (JA).

3rd December At NAPT were 10 Snipe, Jack Snipe, 2 Woodcock and 3 Lesser Redpoll (MC).

2nd December 2 Raven and Peregrine at Hodsock (KHa).

1st December A Brambling along First Lane (MC).

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