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5th December Along First Lane were single Raven, m Kestrel, f Sparrowhawk, 12 Stock Dove, 24 Redwing >N, 60 Lesser Redpoll in a hedgerow and a m Green Woodpecker calling from Smarson Hills Wood (MC).

4th December 2 Little Egret in trees by Woodsetts Sewage Works (GP).

3rd December 44 Pink-footed Goose >E over Kiveton Pit Top (Kiveton Community Woodland (ABa).

1st December 400 strong finch flock, with at least 15 Brambling in fields by Stubbing Wood (JG).

27th November 2 Green Sandpiper, a Little Egret and Chiffchaff at Hodsock today (JG).

25th November A m & juv. Stonechat still present on the the wall at Axle Lane (MC).

23rd November A Little Egret >S along Lockwood Avenue, South Anston (MC).

20th November The groups wildfowl count produced the following: At Roche Abbey were 2 Teal and 2 Moorhen. Langold Lake revealed 16 Moorhen, calling Water Rail, 14 Coot, 15 Tufted Duck, 26 Mallard, 20 Canada Goose, 3 Great Crested Grebe and 4 Mute Swan plus a dead Mute Swan at the top pond. At Carlton Lake were 5 Gadwall, a Coot and a Heron. Tommy Flockton's Marsh produced 2 Egyptian Goose, 14 Greylag Goose, 14 Mallard, 5 Teal, 44 Wigeon, 2 Little Egret and 2 Heron (MC). 2 Egyptian Goose at Tommy Flockton's Marsh again today (JG).

Egyptian Goose @ Tommy Flockton's Marsh © John Gallagher click for pic

19th November At Hodsock today were 2ad and 3juv. Whooper Swan, Little Egret, 4 Heron, 800 Starling, 3 Snipe, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 180 Black-headed Gull and 45 Lesser Black-backed Gull (JG).

18th November 72 Pink-footed Goose >E over First Lane and a juv. Stonechat still on the Axle Lane wall (MC).

16th November m Goldeneye Langold Lake today & c100 Pink-footed Goose >N (MSc). At Harry Croft's Quarry today were Green Woodpecker, 2 Kestrel, 25 Fieldfare, 30 Meadow Pipit, 5 Yellowhammer, Jay and 8 Song Thrush (JG). 500 Fieldfare >S over Axle Lane, also 2juv. Stonechat and 29 Golden Plover (MC).

14th November Calling Pink-footed Goose skein >W over Axle Lane in dense fog (MC).

12th November At Roche Abbey today were 8 Teal, a Gadwall and a Little Grebe. Langold Lake held 46 Mallard, 15 Tufted Duck, 11 Moorhen, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mute Swan and a Kingfisher. At Carlton Lake were 2 Cormorant, 10 Gadwall, 3 Shoveler and 8 Greylag Goose. Brown Bailey's produced 13 Tufted Duck. Hewett Arms revealed 24 Mallard, 4 Moorhen, Kestrel and a f Sparrowhawk (BC). At Axle Lane, on the wall, were 2juv, and a m Stonechat (MC).

11th November c200 Pink-footed Goose >E over Dinnington (JG).

8th November A f Merlin hunting Skylark on First Lane (MC).

7th November At Axle Lane today were m and 2 juv. Stonechat. Over First Lane were 50 Pink-footed Goose >S (MC).

5th November c400 Pink-footed Goose >W over Dinnington (JG). 60 Pink-footed Goose >W over Axle Lane, plus single m & juv. Stonechat still (MC).

4th November At Carlton Lake today were 14 Gadwall, Kingfisher, 3 Mallard, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 180 Black-headed Gull, 2 Coot, 14 Moorhen and a Water Rail. At Langold Lake were a Kingfisher and a Brambling. Hodsock revealed 3 Stonechat, 3 Brambling, a pair of Sparrowhawk, Little Egret, 12 Grey Partridge, 600 Starling, 2 Siskin and 14 Fieldfare (JG). 200 Pink-footed Goose >W over First lane (MC). c100 Linnet in fields next to Dewidales Wood, plus Red Kite over Woodsetts (BCa).

Stonechat @ Hodsock © John Gallagher click for pic

3rd November c500-550 Pink-footed Goose tracked >W over Throapham, Dinnington & Anston (ADH, JG & MC), with an estimated (same birds?) 1000 >NW (BC). 53 Pink-footed Goose >S over First Lane & m Peregrine hunting (MC).

2nd November At Axle Lane were 70 Pink-footed Goose >W and 30 Pink-footed Goose >E, plus 2m and 2 juv. Stonechat (MC). At Kiveton Pit Top (Kiveton Community Woodland) today were 8 Redwing, Little Egret & Snipe over (WB).

1st November 15 Grey Partridge in a Limelands estate, Dinnington garden (JG).

31st October At Axle Lane today were 2m and single juv. Stonechat, Yellow-legged Gull and 72 Golden Plover plus 250 Pink-footed Goose >S over First Lane, in skeins of 120, 60 & 70 (MC).

30th October By the old airfield at Firbeck (Stubbings Wood), were 200 Starling, Raven >W and 2- 3 Brambling with 200 Greenfinch (JG). 4m single juv. Stonechat at Axle Lane (MC).

29th October 200 Pink-footed Goose over Woodsetts (AM).

28th October At Harry Croft's Quarry this afternoon were Grey Wagtail, 2 Kestrel, 5 Lesser Redpoll, 3 Siskin >S, 45 Goldfinch, 33 Meadow Pipit, 2 Jay, 7 Blackbird, 3 Buzzard, 6 Yellowhammer, 7 Grey Partridge and a Snipe. At Hewett Arms Pond were 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Cormorant, 4 Little Egret, Grey Wagtail, 26 Mallard, 2 Jay, 2 Kestrel, 2 Kingfisher, 2 Siskin >S and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. At New Road in Dinnington, a Grey Wagtail and Tawny Owl, seen and heard regularly (JG). At Axle Lane were 2m and single Juv. Stonechat (MC).

26th October A m Stonechat still at Axle Lane (from observers bedroom window!) (MC). Circa 200 Lesser Black-backed Gull at Dewidales (BCa).

25th October 2m Stonechat still at Axle Lane (MC) and 9 Grey Partridge by First Lane (PT).

24th October A Red Kite >S over Kiveton at 1600 (DN). At least 5-6 Grey Partridge on the house/ garage roof and in the garden of a house at Throapham at 0700. Lost in the fog (ADH). At Axle Lane were 171 Golden Plover and 2 m Stonechat (MC).

23rd October 3m Stonechat at Axle Lane this afternoon (MC).

22nd October A Yellow-legged Gull and m Stonechat at Axle Lane (MC).

20th October At Carlton Lake today were 26 Black-headed Gull, 22 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Heron, Little Egret, 2 Redwing, 3 Fieldfare, 2 Chiffchaff, 10 Greylag Goose, 21 Mallard, 7 Teal , 4 Wigeon, 5 Shoveler, 24 Gadwall, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Kingfisher and a Kestrel. At Langold Lake were Kingfisher and further m Shoveler (JG).

19th October A Kingfisher and 3 Buzzard at Langold Lake this morning (MSc). 130 Fieldfare >S over First Lane (MC). At Tommy Flockton’s Marsh were 2 Snipe, Little Egret and 35 Fieldfare over (WB).

Buzzard @ Axle Lane © Mick Clay click for pic

18th October Early morning at Carlton Lake produced 23 Gadwall, 4 Shoveler, 5 Teal, 4 Wigeon, 11 Mallard, Little Grebe, 2 Kingfisher, Heron, Kestrel, Water Rail, 3 Chiffchaff, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker and 2 Cormorant. At Hodsock were Raven, 2 Jay, 2 Sparrowhawk and 3 Stonechat. At Lingodell a Leucistic Buzzard (JG). At Tommy Flockton's Marsh were Little Egret, Coot and 2 Snipe (ABa). A Willow Tit in gardens backing onto Butchers Orchard (AM). A Red Kite over Peaks Hill Plantation (MS). A m & juv. Stonechat at Axle Lane this afternoon (MC).

15th October 73 Golden Plover at Axle Lane (MC).

14th October At Letwell were Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, Mistle Thrush, 45 Chaffinch, 25 Linnet, Grey Wagtail , 6 Grey Partridge, Chiffchaff, 30 Pied Wagtail, 25 Lapwing, Stonechat and 90 Pink-footed Goose >E (JG). 3 Raven over First Lane (MC). 50+ Lesser Black-backed Gull and 7 Great Black-backed Gull near Dewidales Wood, Woodsetts (BCa).

13th October At Thurcroft Pit Top today were 3 Jay, 2 Raven, 2 Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 40 Goldfinch, 25 Linnet, 2 Yellowhammer, Grey Wagtail and 7 Buzzard. At Lingodell, a LeucisticBuzzard (JG). At Langold Lake today were 85 Mallard, 11 Moorhen, m Pochard, Kingfisher and 167 Canada Goose. Carlton Lake held a m & 3f Shoveler, Heron and 11 Moorhen. At Hewett Arms Pond were 4 Little Egret and 28 Mallard (BC). At Axle Lane were Yellow-legged Gull with 450 Black-headed Gull and 250 Lesser Black-backed Gull (MC).

Little Egret (1 of 4) @ Hewett Arms Pond © Brian Chambersclick for pic

12th October At Tommy Flockton's Marsh today were Snipe, Little Egret, 5 Redwing, 11 Teal, 14 Mallard and 100 Pink-footed Goose >E (JG).

6th October At Harry Croft's Quarry, a Raven, 4 Buzzard, 5 Chiffchaff, Snipe, 2 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk 2 Jay, 15 Yellowhammer, 55 Goldfinch, 7 Grey Partridge, Grey Wagtail, 2 Green Woodpecker, 4 House Martin >S , Siskin >S and constant movement >S of Skylark (JG).

Buzzard @ Thurcroft Pit Top © John Gallagherclick for pic

4th October At Tommy Flockton's Marsh were Heron, 4 Little Egret, Green Woodpecker, Buzzard, Peregrine, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 4 Snipe, 14 Teal and 19 Mallard. At Dinnington Marsh were 3 House Martin (JG).

3rd October A different m Stonechat at Axle Lane this morning (MC).

m Stonechat @ Axle Lane © John Williamsonclick for pic

2nd October 4 hours at Hodsock produced a Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 3 Jay, 2 Raven, 20 House Martin, f Blackcap, Grey Wagtail, 2 Heron, 50 Goldfinch, 60 Meadow Pipit, 6 Chiffchaff, 11 Buzzard, 2 Mistle Thrush and 6 Grey Partridge (JG). 400 Pink-footed Goose >E over Dinnington (JG). Over Axle Lane this morning were skeins of 38, 117, 165 and 86 Pink-footed Goose all >E, plus m Stonechat on the wall (MC).

29th September A Raven over the Mineral Line at Dinnington Marsh (WB).

28th September 40 Pink-footed Goose >E over S. Anston (MC).

27th September A Little Egret in the trees on the main island at Langold Lake (MSc).

26th September At Tommy Flockton’s Marsh today were 9 Grey Partridge, 2 Egyptian Goose & 7 Teal (WB).

25th September 400 Pink-footed Goose in 3 skeins in 25 mins over Woodsetts (GP).

24th September Redwing over Woodsetts garden. Also 380 Pink-footed Goose >SE, in 3 skeins in 2 hours (GP).

22nd September Tree Pipit >S over First Lane (MC).

21st September Raven over Brancliffe Grange (BCa).

20th September 120 Pink-footed Goose over Axle Lane this morning (WB).

19th September A Red Kite >SW over Rotherham Baulk, Langold (MSc). 2 skeins of Pink-footed Goose over S.Anston totalling 90 birds (MC).

17th September 2 Egyptian Goose, early morning at Tommy Flockton’s Marsh (WB). 41 Pink-footed Goose >E over Axle Lane this morning with a similar number over Dinnington (MC).

16th September At Hodsock, 44 Pink-footed Goose >E and Little Egret >N. Juv. Stonechat at Axle Lane on the wall by the hole (MC).

15th September c150-200 Greylag Goose at Langold Lake, arrived overnight (MSc). 31 Pink-footed Goose >E over Dinnington (JG). 100 Pink-footed Goose >E over S. Anston @ 1054, with a further 43 Pink-footed Goose >E over S. Anston @ 1147 (MC).

14th September Along First Lane were 2 imm. and an ad. Buzzard, calling plus juv. Marsh Harrier >W. >E over Dinnington were 100 Pink-footed Goose (MC). A Kingfisher along the Chesterfield Canal (WB).

13th September 2 Wheatear at Axle Lane, plus m Stonechat, 24 Meadow Pipit, 30 Skylark >S and 3 Golden Plover (MC). A Hobby hunting House Martin over Throapham this morning (ADH). 11 Buzzard high over South Anston, before drifting off >E (MC). A Spotted Flycatcher between Long Thwaite Wood and Thwaite House Farm (JW).

11th September A Wheatear by the wall at Axle Lane plus a large movement of Skylark (MC).

10th September From Thornbury Hill a Honey Buzzard (presumably>S) (JOM). At Kings Wood corner a Hobby, Tree Pipit >S and a Red Kite (MC).

9th September At Hodsock this afternoon were 2 Green Sandpiper, Little Egret, 17 Teal and 100+ Black-headed Gull (BC).

8th September At Axle Lane today were 3 Wheatear and 12 Golden Plover (MC).

7th September At least 7 Wheatear at Axle Lane this morning, plus single Whinchat, single Golden Plover and Buzzard (MC, JHe).

6th September At Hodsock this evening were 4 Green Sandpiper (3 dropped in), 12 Teal, 50+ Lesser Black-backed Gull >W, 2 Whinchat still, total of c50 Swallow through in small parties >S, 2 Buzzard, 6 Stock Dove, Little Egret, 3 Mallard and 3 Snipe dropped in to roost (ADH). At Axle Lane were Axle Lane 6 Wheatear, 5 Golden Plover and 4 Buzzard (MC).

5th September At Hodsock today were 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Whinchat, Sedge Warbler and a Hobby (MC).

3rd September 2 Whinchat at at Axle Lane, plus 2 Wheatear, 5 Golden Plover and 53 House Sparrow (MC & JW).

Whinchat @ Axle Lane © John Williamson click for pic

2nd September Juv. Wheatear on the wall at Axle Lane (MC).

1st September 5 Golden Plover at Axle Lane (MC).

31st August At Harry Croft's Quarry today were 7 Chiffchaff, 2 Whitethroat, single Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Tree Sparrow, 4 Bullfinch, 9 Long-tailed Tit, 12 Stock Dove, 3 juv. Kestrel, 2 Buzzard, m Green Woodpecker, single Yellow Wagtail, 36 House Martin, 16 Swallow and Green Sandpiper >S plus Curlew, first landing in field to N before >N when disturbed by tractor (MC).

29th August Goshawk >E over South Anston (MC).

28th August Single Golden Plover at Axle Lane (MC).

27th August 2 Raven over Woodsetts (BCa).

26th August At Hodsock today were 3 Green Sandpiper, 2 Common Sandpiper, 5 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 3 Buzzard and a Yellow Wagtail (MC). Nearby, 3 Buzzard over Wallingwells, mobbing a Red Kite (MS).

25th August Red Kite >S over Axle Lane (MC).

24th August First Wheatear of the autumn at Axle Lane this afternoon, also Peregrine and Golden Plover (MC).Also a Little Owl on the roof a house at Throapham (ADH).

23rd August 2 Common Sandpiper at Hodsock with a Red Kite over Langold (MC).

22nd August At Hodsock today were 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Lapwing, 2 Yellow Wagtail and 2 Buzzard (MC).

18th August A Barn Owl over Styrup Road, Oldcotes (MSc).

17th August 3 Green Sandpiper at Hodsock, plus 6 Lapwing (ADH).

15th August At Hodsock early evening were 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull >S, 18 Pied Wagtail, 17 Lapwing, 3 Black-headed Gull, c100 Starling, ad. Heron, 2 Herring Gull, Yellow-legged Gull, 4 Stock Dove, 2 Buzzard, 2 Red Kite and a Green Sandpiper (ADH).

14th August 2 Kingfisher in Lindrick Dale and another Kingfisher on the Chesterfield Canal near Old Spring Wood (FK).

9th August At Axle Lane this morning next to hole in wall, a Yellow Wagtail + at least 3 juvs . Also at Harry Croft's Quarry, a Little Owl & Green Woodpecker (WB).

6th August At Tommy Flockton's Marsh today were 10 Mallard, 4 Lapwing, 3 Moorhen, Heron, Snipe and 6 Black-headed Gull (BC).

5th August 2 Red Kite and a Green Sandpiper at Hodsock (MC).

3rd August At Hodsock this evening were 7 Buzzard, a family party of 2ad. & 7juv. Grey Partridge, 22 Swallow >S, Little Egret, 38 Linnet, single Lapwing, m Kestrel, single Green Sandpiper, 28 Lesser Black-backed Gull mostly >S and 2 Raven (ADH). 2 Kingfisher again along the brook through Anston Stones Wood (AM).

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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