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20th February 5 Little Egret at Tommy Flockton's Marsh (BC). At Axle Lane today were Raven, 2m and a f Stonechat (MC). At Kiveton Pit Top (Kiveton Community Woodland) were 8 Lesser Redpoll, and just outside the square a Stonechat (WB).

19th February Cetti's Warbler and Water Rail at Kiveton Pit Top (Kiveton Community Woodland) (MC & BC).

18th February Around Roche Abbey were 3 Song Thrush, 4 Wren, 4 Robin, 4 Stock Dove, c50 Siskin, m Grey Wagtail, 3 pairs of Mallard, Kestrel, 2 Buzzard, 7 Teal, 2 Moorhen, 2 Coot and 14 Jackdaw. From the groups raptor watch at Kings Wood Corner between 0915-1300 were Cormorant >N, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, c20 Pheasant, 4 Red-legged Partridge, 2 Nuthatch, 19 Buzzard, Jay, Mistle Thrush, 5 Skylark, 2 Common Gull >NW, 2 Black-headed Gull >NW, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull >N, 2 Greylag Goose, Tawny Owl hooting at 1100, 10 Fieldfare, 2m Sparrowhawk, 2 Red Kite and a Raven. Plus 12 Lapwing, 6 Starling >N and a pair of Kestrel. An afternoon visit to Hodsock produced 3 Oystercatcher, 5 Lapwing, 4 Pied Wagtail, Sparrowhawk, 28 Stock Dove and 18 Golden Plover >S (ADH).

17th February At Turnerwood were c150 flock Linnet, Chaffinch, at least 30 Brambling & 4 Reed Bunting (WB). Plus c40 Brambling by Dewidales Wood (BCa).

9th February 5 Golden Plover at Axle Lane (WB). 5-6 Waxwing over Laughton Common > Laughton-en-le Morthen (JW). 2 Lesser Redpoll >W over S. Anston (AM).

8th February Probable 20+ Waxwing >N over Throapham (ADH).

7th February 140 Pink-footed Goose >W over Axle Lane early morning, plus 2 Stonechat and 12 Yellowhammer at the Todwick end (MC). Two skeins of Pink-footed Goose >W over Throapham at 1150, consisting 45 & 55 birds (FK). At Hodsock were 2 Oystercatcher a Sparrowhawk (WB).

6th February 2-300 Starling over Woodsetts at dusk (AM).

3rd February At Tommy Flockton's Marsh this morning were 3 Little Egret, 12 Wigeon & 9 Teal. At Turnerwood were Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail, Nuthatch & c60 Linnet (WB). A m Blackcap on feeders in S. Anston (SA). Dipper still present at Roche Abbey (per RP).

2nd February c350-400 Starling over Woodsetts this evening (BCa),

1st February 9 Whooper Swan >W over Common Farm, Dinnington (MC). c200 Starling over Woodsetts at dusk (AM).

31st January 2 Red Kite over Roche Abbey (per RP).

30th January Dipper still present at 1600, in narrow channel between the stepping stones and kissing gate. Also 2 Grey Wagtail and a Tawny Owl calling at 1500 (per RP).

28th January From a Dinnington garden for the The Big Garden Birdwatch; 10 Blackbird, 2 Blue Tit, 6 Chaffinch, a Dunnock, 12 Goldfinch, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Collared Dove, 10 Greenfinch, 2 Robin, 15 Woodpigeon, a Starling & Blackcap (LC). 2 Red Kite >S over Tommy Flockton's Marsh (MC).

27th January At Axle Lane today were 47 Lapwing and 5 Buzzard (MC).

26th January 6 Raven over First Lane, S. Anston, plus Peregrine hunting over Axle Lane (MC).

25th January A Waxwing >N over Kiveton Pit Top (Kiveton Community Woodland) (per BirdGuides). Plus 2 Waxwing in a tree to the N, by the main road through Langold (PB).

24th January 2 Little Egret at Langold Lake (MSc). Dipper still present at Roche Abbey (JOM & RP).

23rd January A Dipper via (MNR)- Doncaster WhatsApp group, along Firbeck Dike at Roche Abbey (ADH, MC & JW). Also Red Kite, 4 Teal and 4 Gadwall (MC & BC).

Dipper @ Roche Abbey © John Williamsonclick for orig pic

Dipper @ Roche Abbey © John Williamsonclick for orig pic

Dipper @ Roche Abbey © Mick Clay click for orig pic

22nd January c40 Waxwing in small berry tree opposite the Dentist on New Street, Dinnington @ 1106 (MC, SJ). 20 Waxwing present here by 1210 (RP).

Waxwings @ Dinnington © Sue Jordanclick for orig pic

Waxwings @ Dinnington © Sue Jordanclick for orig pic

Waxwing @ Dinnington © Sue Jordanclick for orig pic

21st January Juv. Stonechat at Axle Lane wall, towards Todwick end (MC).

19th January At Kiveton Pit Top (Kiveton Community Woodland) today, a Jack Snipe flushed, 5 Siskin and 2 Bullfinch (WB). 7 Waxwing by 36 Rectory Gardens, Todwick (BC). (but no sign at 1400).

18th January 5 Waxwing at Swinston Hill Road, Dinnington (RSm).

Waxwing @ Swinston Hill Road, Dinnington © Richard Smithclick for orig pic

13th January 3 Brambling in trees near the old sewage works at Kiveton Pit Top (Kiveton Community Woodland) (BC).

9th January A pair of Stonechat at Dewidales, plus c50 Goldfinch (BCa). Great White Egret and a Grey Heron at Axle Lane still (PT).

5th January The Great White Egret still present at Axle Lane, by the ponds (MC).

4th January At least 4 Water Rail at Kiveton Pit Top (Kiveton Community Woodland). The Great White Egret still present at Axle Lane, by the ponds (MC).

3rd January At Axle Lane this morning, a Raven >S and 76 Pink-footed Goose >N (MC). 160 Pink-footed Goose >W over Tommy Flockton’s Marsh (WB) and 80 Pink-footed Goose >W over S. Anston, plus Raven Calling (AM). Great White Egret and Stonechat at Axle Lane this afternoon (MC).

1st January At Axle Lane this morning were Little Egret, Grey Heron, Great White Egret, Cormorant, 60 Fieldfare, Buzzard, 6 Herring Gull & 3 Black-headed Gull. Tommy Flockton's Marsh held several Redwing, 35 Greylag Goose, Kestrel, 16 Wigeon, 9 Moorhen, 16 Mallard, 2 Little Egret, 9 Teal, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 8 Great Black-backed Gull >W & 2 Herring Gull. At NAPT 2 Egyptian Goose flew off >S, 21 Mallard, 2 Woodcock, 4 Stock Dove, Buzzard, c200 Pink-footed Goose in 2 skeins >SSE & a Grey Wagtail. A covey of 12 Grey Partridge by Common Road. Around Roche Abbey were 12 Siskin, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Buzzard, 2 Nuthatch, and Marsh Tit. A flock of 50 Linnet along Eastfield Lane, by Ledger Lakes. At Langold Lake were c100 Canada Goose, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 20 Tufted Duck, 17 Coot, 28 Mallard, 276 Black-headed Gull, 6 Moorhen & 2 Mute Swan. Dusk at Thurcroft Marsh produced Sparrowhawk, 6 Redwing, 25 Magpie, Barn Owl, Kestrel & Buzzard (ADH, MC & BC). Barn Owl hunting along Crowgate, S. Anston (MC).

31st December At Axle Lane were Great White Egret and 3 Little Egret before flying off towards Tommy Flockton's Marsh (MC).

30th December The annual SK58 Post Christmas Walk produced, along Eastfield Lane; 60 Fieldfare, 200 Woodpigeon and 10 Linnet. At Slade Hills were c100 Black-headed Gull and 5 Buzzard feeding on worms. Around Roche Abbey were 2 Marsh Tit, 5 Mallard & 4 Teal. At Stone were 2 Kestrel, m Sparrowhawk & Buzzard (ADH, MC, PBa, & AM).

29th December At Axle Lane ponds were 2 Little Egret and a Great White Egret (MC). A Red Kite over Throapham Orchard (ADH).

28th December At Axle Lane were Great White Egret, Peregrine and Red Kite >N (AE).

26th December 110 Pink-footed Goose >E over Axle Lane. Stonechat and Great White Egret also present (MC).

25th December 2 Stonechat at Axle Lane, plus 100 Golden Plover (MC).

24th December At Kiveton Pit Top (Kiveton Community Woodland) were Sparrowhawk, 5 Siskin, 6 Reed Bunting, 22 Redwing and a Kestrel (WB).

23rd December At Tommy Flockton’s Marsh were 2 Egyptian Goose, 2 Little Egret, 7 Teal, 11 Wigeon and 4 Mallard (BC).

20th December A Red Kite over Langold Lake this morning, a Little Egret in the shallows. Plus 40-50 Pink-footed Goose >NE (MSc). Stonechat, 24 Lapwing, 93 Golden Plover at Axle Lane. Plus 46 Pink-footed Goose >E (MC).

18th December This morning at Kiveton Pit Top (Kiveton Community Woodland) was a mixed flock 50+ Goldfinch & Siskin, also 28 Fieldfare, 42 Redwing, 4 Bullfinch, Kestrel and 2 Jay. Tommy Flockton’s Marsh produced 4 Little Egret & 8 Wigeon (WB).

16th December A Stonechat and 26 Golden Plover at Axle Lane (MC).

14th December A Red Kite >N over Axle Lane (MC).

13th December 6 Buzzard and 21 Golden Plover at Axle Lane (MC).

10th December 4 Waxwing at Anston Grange Farm today (GF & LF).

5th December At a very wet Tommy Flockton’s Marsh this morning were c50 Mallard, c25 Wigeon, c20 Teal. Also 2 Little Egret, 2 Egyptian Goose, Grey Heron, 6 Moorhen, m Gadwall, 8 Canada Goose, 3 Mute Swan, 22 Black-headed Gull and c12 Redwing (BC). 30 Pink-footed Goose >W over Throapham (ADH).

3rd December Jack Snipe at Kiveton Pit Top (Kiveton Community Woodland) (WB).

1st December Little Egret at Langold Lake this morning (MSc).

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