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26th July At Hodsock, feeding on a muddy area by the sprinklers were 4 Ringed Plover inc. 2juv's, 2 Oystercatcher and 18 Lapwing. At Roche Abbey were 2 Hobby, Peregrine, Red Kite and 2 Buzzard (Mick Clay).

25th July A Leucistic Blackbird in a Dinnington garden today (John Dickinson). click for pic

Leucistic Blackbird @ Dinnington © John Dickinson

24th July A Red Kite over Roche Abbey (Mick Clay).

23rd July A Spotted Flycatcher at Long Thwaite Wood (John Williamson).

20th July A Hobby over Harry Croft's Quarry, plus 21 Goldfinch, Meadow Pipit, 3 Yellowhammer, 2 Whitethroat, 9 Linnet, Willow Warbler, Reed Bunting, 2 Green Woodpecker and 4 House Martin (Alfie Bloor). Butterfly news: At Harry Croft's Quarry were 34 Ringlet, 40 Meadow Brown, 24 Gate Keeper, 1 Small Heath, 19 Small Skipper, 10 Marbled White, 2 Small White, 8 Large White, 1 Red Admiral, 1 Dark Green Fritillary, 4 Peacock, 12 Tortoiseshell, 1 Comma and 1 Brimstone (Mick Clay).

19th July In Harry Croft's Quarry were 12 Whitethroat, 6 Yellowhammer, 3 Linnet, 40+ Goldfinch, Reed Bunting, Green Woodpecker, 3 Mallard and 5 Chiffchaff (Alfie Bloor). Butterfly news: At Long Thwaite Wood were 5 Ringlet, 5 Meadow Brown, 1 Small Skipper, 16 Small White, 1 Large White and 8 Tortoiseshell. At Kings Wood by Eastfield Lane and Kings Wood Lane were 2 Ringlet, 1 Meadow Brown, 3 Gate Keeper, 6 Small White, 2 Large White, 4 Dark Green Fritillary, 1 Tortoiseshell and 1 Purple Hairstreak (Mick Clay).

At North Anston Pit Top were 30 Ringlet, 66 Meadow Brown, 34 Gate Keeper 48 Small Skipper, 5 Small White, 9 Large White, 3 Tortoiseshell, 4 Small Heath, 1 Small Copper and 9 Banded Demoiselle Damselflies (Mick Clay).

18th July Butterfly news: At Langold Pit Top were 4 Ringlet, 115 Meadow Brown, 1 Small Heath, 14 Small Skipper, 24 Marbled White, 22 Gate Keeper, 2 Comma, 27 Small White, 9 Large White, 1 Speckled Wood, 1 Brimstone and 1 Purple Hairstreak (Mick Clay).

15th July 150+ Swift over Long Lane, Carlton in Lindrick this evening (Mark Smithson). 3 Buzzard circling Langold, Kestrel hunting on Langold Pit Top, Green Woodpecker between tip and lake plus Marbled White on Langold Pit Top (Mick Scott).

14th July A Great White Egret sat in a dead tree by the pond at the end of First Lane, near Sheffield Refractories, plus a Hobby over S. Anston (Mick Clay). An imm. Peregrine over Dinnington, plus in Harry Croft's Quarry were 2 Whitethroat, Blackcap, 8 Goldfinch, Reed Bunting, 2 Skylark, 2 Yellowhammer, and a Willow Warbler (Alfie Bloor).

Great White Egret @ First Lane, Harry Croft's © Mick Clay

13th July Little Egret >N over First Lane towards Harry Croft's Quarry (Mick Clay). A Hobby by A60 in Carlton in Lindrick (Mick Scott).

12th July At Hodsock were 30+ Goldfinch, 3 Whitethroat, Reed Bunting, 10 Swallow and 4 Swift (Alfie Bloor).

10th July A Red Kite looking to feed on carrion at Stone (Mick Clay).

9th July A Little Ringed Plover >S over First Lane, S. Anston (Mick Clay). Butterfly news: At Harry Croft's Quarry were 21 Ringlet, 19 Meadow Brown, 8 Small Heath, 8 Small Skipper, 14 Marbled White and 6 Tortoiseshell (Mick Clay).

8th July In the hedge surrounding the grass field off Sandy Lane, Dinnington was a juv Redstart and a Chiffchaff. Down Brands Lane were c45 Swift. In Harry Croft's Quarry were 5 Skylark, Barn Owl, Grey Heron, Stock Dove, 3 Carrion Crow, 11 Goldfinch, 2 Yellowhammer, 3 Whitethroat, 3 Woodpigeon, 4 Linnet and a Robin. Over the field next to the Butterfly House was a Barn Owl (Alfie Bloor).

2 Common Tern at Langold Lake (Brian Chambers). Oystercatcher and 4 Lapwing at Hodsock (Mick Clay).

7th July A Hobby hunting hirundines over Throapham at midday, plus Ringed Plover, 18 Pied Wagtail, 60 Starling, 2 Buzzard and 27 Lapwing at Hodsock early evening (Andy Hirst).

6th July Down Brands Lane were 40+ Swift over, Swallow, 4 Linnet and 3 Skylark (Alfie Bloor). Red Kite low over S. Anston >N (Mick Clay).

5th July A Barn Owl hunting on First Lane (Mick Clay). 2 juv Tawny Owl calling in Appleby Wood in North Anston (Alfie Bloor).

4th July At Hodsock this afternoon were 9ad & 11juv Black-headed Gull, 45 Lapwing, 6 Pied Wagtail, 15 House Martin, 3 Swallow, Buzzard, 6 Skylark, Redshank, Ringed Plover, 2 Stock Dove, 12 Swift, Raven >NE, Red Kite and 3 Yellow Wagtail (Mick Clay & Andy Hirst).

3rd July At NAPT this morning were 6 Wren, 6 Song Thrush, 6 Blackbird, 4 Robin, 6 Skylark, 16 Jackdaw, 4 Whitethroat, 9 Linnet, 5 Meadow Pipit, 11 Goldfinch, 2 Moorhen, 3m Reed Bunting, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull >S, 2 Black-headed Gull, m Kestrel, 4 Blackcap, 2 Reed Warbler, m Bullfinch, Sedge Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat (Andy Hirst).

At Hodsock were 4 Yellow Wagtail, c75-100 Goldfinch, 40 Linnet, 2 Buzzard, 6 Stock Dove, 44ad & 14imm Black-headed Gull, 3 Oystercatcher, 29 Lapwing, 6 Skylark, Ringed Plover, 3 Whitethroat, 12 Swift, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 27 Starling, 4 Mallard, 2 Little Ringed Plover >SW, Raven >SE, 13 Swallow, 6 House Martin, m Sparrowhawk, Hobby and Grey Partridge. Over Throapham was a Red Kite for 10 mins (Andy Hirst).

2 Little Ringed Plover over Harry Croft's Quarry this morning (Mick Clay).

2nd July A family party (m,f & 2 juv's) of Green Woodpecker at Langold Lake (Mick Scott).

28th June 50+ Swift over Dinnington (Alfie Bloor).

24th June A Red Kite low over Anston Stones Wood (Paul Tennyson).

Spotted Flycatcher @ Roche Abbey © John Williamson

Spotted Flycatcher @ Roche Abbey © John Williamson

22nd June 4 Spotted Flycatcher at Roche Abbey (John Williamson & Andy Hirst).

Grey Wagtail @ Roche Abbey © Geoff Facer

21st June A Spotted Flycatcher at Roche Abbey, at the bottom of the cobbled drive, on the cliff face (Kevin Hatley).

Spotted Flycatcher @ Roche Abbey © Kevin Hatley

20th June Barn Owl hunting in fields between Anston Stones Wood and cricket field at 0730. Also 2 Spotted Flycatcher at Roche Abbey (Michael Gray). A Hobby chasing prey over a Woodsetts garden this evening (Gareth Picton)

Spotted Flycatcher @ Roche Abbey © Geoff Facer

19th June At Hodsock today were Cuckoo calling to the S, 4 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler,11 Skylark, 22 Linnet, 9 Greenfinch, 7 Pied Wagtail, 8 Yellow Wagtail, 23 Swallow, single Tree Sparrow in hedge by sewage works, 30 House Sparrow at Hodsock Lodge Farm and 36 House Sparrow by farm by Hodsock Cottage and in the flooded field were 20 Lapwing including several young, Little Ringed Plover and 2 Oystercatcher. Also 2 Buzzard and Hobby hunting House Martin and Swallow (Mick Clay).

18th June A f Marsh Harrier quartering fields on First Lane, South Anston, before flying towards the Chesterfield Canal (Mick Clay).

15th June At Harry Croft's Quarry, a f Marsh Harrier circling before heading >NE, plus Barn Owl hunting, Little Owl on quarry face, 8 Yellowhammer, 13 Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler, m Green Woodpecker, 9 Common Blue Butterflies, 13 Small Heath, 3 Small Skipper and 2 Dingy Skipper (Mick Clay). Red Kite circling on E side of Woodsetts @ 1154 (Barry Cartwright).

f Marsh Harrier @ Harry Croft's Quarry © Mick Clay

Butterfly News: at Harry Croft's Quarry today were 9 Common Blue, 13 Small Heath, 3 Small Skipper, 2 Dingy Skipper, 1 Green Veined White, 3 Tortoiseshell, 1 Red Admiral and 1 Speckled Wood (Mick Clay).

9th June 4 Spotted Flycatcher, 2 by by the E gate over the river at Roche Abbey and 2 by NE corner of the ruins as well as Hobby > N. Plus 8 Song Thrush and 4 Buzzard (Mick Clay).

5th June At Kiveton Community Woodland this morning were 8 Chiffchaff, 45 Long-tailed Tit, 9 Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Bullfinch, Kestrel, 14 Reed Bunting, 11 Linnet, 4 Reed Warbler, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Sedge Warbler, 2 Blackcap and a Grasshopper Warbler (John Williamson).

Reed Bunting @ Kiveton Pit Top (Kiveton Community Woodland) © John Williamson

4th June A Grasshopper Warbler still reeling at Kiveton Pit Top (Kiveton Community Woodland), also a Little Egret. 54 Greylag Goose >N over South Anston. At NAPT 3 Reed Warbler, single Sedge Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat, 5 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff and 3 Lapwing with at least 2 small chicks (Mick Clay).

3rd June A pair of Common Tern at Langold Lake today (Mick Scott).

2nd June A second pair of Mute Swan have hatched 3 cygnets at Langold Lake (Mick Scott). A Hobby >N over S. Anston (Mick Clay).

30th May A Grasshopper Warbler reeling at Kiveton Pit Top (Kiveton Community Woodland), plus a Little Egret >S over S. Anston (Mick Clay).

Grasshopper Warbler @ Kiveton Pit Top (Kiveton Community Woodland) © John Williamson

29th May A Spotted Flycatcher at Roche Abbey and Hobby over Kings Wood (Mick Clay).

24th May A Little Egret circling a flooded area by the A57 roundabout at Gateford (Nigel Butler). A Red Kite over South Anston (Mick Clay).

23rd May A pair of Mute Swan art Langold Lake with 4 cygnets, plus Red Kite over towards Dinnington (Mick Scott).

18th May A Garden Warbler singing in the scrub at Thurcroft Marsh (Alfie Bloor). A Cuckoo flying along First Lane towards South Anston (Mick Clay). At NAPT there were 3 Bullfinch, 5 Whitethroat, Lapwing and Sedge Warbler. In the scrubland at Thurcroft Marsh were 6 Willow Warbler, 2 Reed Bunting, Garden Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff and 2 Bullfinch. At Dinnington Marsh were Willow Tit, Blackcap, Whitethroat and a Willow Warbler (Alfie Bloor).

17th May At Kiveton Pit Top (Kiveton Community Woodland) were 5 Reed Warbler, 9 Whitethroat, 4 Blackcap, 10 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 5 Reed Bunting, 5 Bullfinch and a Buzzard. At NAPT single Reed Warbler and Sedge Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 6 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 2 Reed Bunting, 4 Lapwing with 2 nests and Little Egret on the scrape (Mick Clay). A Greenshank >SE over Harry Croft's Quarry at 1435 (John Hepworth per Mick Clay). At Langold Lake today, 2 Great Crested Grebe families, one with a single chick, one with 3 chicks (Mick Scott). Down Brands Lane were 2 Whitethroat, 3 Linnet and a Yellow Wagtail (Alfie Bloor).

16th May A Cuckoo calling from Eastfield Lane (M Wheeler per Mick Clay).

15th May A Black Kite circled S. Anston before drifting off >E between 1148-1151 (Mick Clay). What was probably the same bird (a large raptor, not a Buzzard) was seen continuing >E over Woodsetts at 1200 (Gareth Picton). This is probably the same bird seen in Derbyshire (Wyver Lane) mid week? At Dinnington Pit top were Blackcap, Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff and a Whitethroat. In Kings Wood/ Roche Abbey area were 2m Mallard, 3 Blackcap and 2 Grey Wagtail. In Long Thwaite Wood and surrounding fields were 2 Skylark, 4 Yellowhammer, m Reed Bunting and m Linnet (Alfie Bloor).

14th May A Spotted Flycatcher at Roche Abbey today (John O'Malley). At Hodsock flooded field were 14 Lapwing with 2 nests and 3 juv's, 2 Oystercatcher, 12 Skylark, 9 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Raven >N, 52 House Martin and 16 Swallow over the sewage works. At Kings Wood corner 14 Buzzard and single Red Kite (Mick Clay).

12th May 3 Little Egret >SE over Harry Croft's Quarry (Mick Clay). Plus a pair of Wheatear (Kevin Hatley).

m Wheatear @ Harry Croft's Quarry © Kevin Hatley

11th May In Harry Croft's Quarry were Little Owl, 2m Wheatear, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 14 Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler , 3 Blackcap, 3 Buzzard and 6 Swallow >N (Mick Clay).

9th May A Hobby >E over Dinnington plus 4 House Martin and a Swallow over Swinston Hill Road. In Harry Croft's Quarry were 2m Wheatear, Barn Owl, 3 Linnet, 3 Yellowhammer, 7 Whitethroat, Willow Warbler and a Swift over. In the hedge to the north of the quarry was a f Whinchat.(Alfie Bloor). A Little Egret >NE over Throapham at 1500 (Andy Hirst), possibly the same Little Egret along the A57 this morning (Janet Allsop & Clive Gretton)

7th May Down Brands Lane were 2 Whitethroat, 5 Skylark and 4 Yellow Wagtail (Alfie Bloor). At Axle Lane were 3 Whitethroat, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Sedge Warbler in rape and 16 Skylark (Mick Clay).

6th May At Harry Croft's Quarry were 18 Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 2m Wheatear, 8 Yellowhammer, Little Owl, and 2 Green-veined White butterflies. At Axle Lane a f Whinchat, m Yellow Wagtail, 3 Whitethroat and 4 Swift >N (Mick Clay). Whinchat still present at 1410 (Den & Jan Jarrold).

5th May At Harry Croft's Quarry were 14 Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, m & f Wheatear, 7 Yellowhammer, 3 House Martin and 2 Swallow >N, and 2 Green-veined White butterflies (Mick Clay).

1st May An Osprey high over Sandbeck >S towards Langold (John O'Malley). (Picked up outside the square but tracked S through the square).

30th April In Harry Croft's Quarry were Little Owl, Snipe, 2 m & 1 f Wheatear, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 9 Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Yellow Wagtail and 2 Lesser Redpoll >N (Mick Clay). A f Wheatear on the path above Long Thwaite Wood (John Williamson).

29th April In Harry Croft's Quarry Little Owl, m & f Wheatear, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 11 Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler and m Green Woodpecker (Mick Clay).

28th April At Hodsock were 12 Lapwing with 3 nests and 1 juv, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 f Wheatear, Yellow Wagtail , 26 Linnet, Little Owl, Buzzard and 15 House Martin (Mick Clay).

27th April Over Axle Lane were 9 Swallow >N and 2 Yellow Wagtail in Rape (Mick Clay).

26th April At Thurcroft Pit Top were 2 pairs of Grey Partridge and pair of Stonechat (John Gallagher). A Grasshopper Warbler and Sedge Warbler singing at W side of Kiveton fisheries at Kiveton Pit Top, plus Oystercatcher on Tommy Flockton's Marsh as well as 5 Swift circling and feeding high over South Anston and 5 House Martin >N (Mick Clay). Further reports of Swift at Carlton (Mark Smithson). 3 Buzzard over Eastfield Lane. At Kings Wood Corner were Stock Dove, 10 Buzzard, 2 Swallow, 2 Kestrel, m Sparrowhawk, 3 Mallard a Red Kite & Raven. At Langold Lake were 7 Mute Swan inc. a pair on a nest, 2 pairs of Great Crested Grebe, 12 Tufted Duck, 6 Mallard, 4 Greylag Goose, 12 Coot inc. 2 juv's, 5 Moorhen, Heron and a Buzzard. At NAPT late afternoon was a Reed Warbler, 2 pairs of Lapwing and a Snipe (Andy Hirst).

25th April At Carlton Lake were a pair of Gadwall, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Little Egret and Snipe (John Gallagher). 14 Fieldfare over fields near Dewidales Wood (Barry Cartwright).

24th April Down Brands Lane were 3 Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail and Hobby over (Alfie Bloor). 2 Reed Warbler at NAPT, Cramfit entrance plus 2 Whitethroat (Brian Chambers). A Ring Ouzel >N over Harry Croft's Quarry, plus Little Owl, 9 Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 7 Yellowhammer and a m Wheatear (Mick Clay).

23rd April A Raven circling Woodsetts Sewage Works at 1127, before drifting off >SW (Gareth Picton). At Lingodell, a f Wheatear feeding in sheep field (Mick Clay).

22nd April At Hodsock were 2 Oystercatcher and a Great White Egret >NE (Brian Chambers). At Harry Croft's Quarry were Little Owl, 2 Sand Martin >N, 9 Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap and 2 m Green Woodpecker (Mick Clay).

21st April Whimbrel >N over Harry Croft's Quarry plus Little Owl, 2 Sand Martin >N, 9 Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap and 2 m Green Woodpecker (Mick Clay). At Hodsock, early evening were 2 Sand Martin, 15 Swallow, 2 Oystercatcher, 15 Skylark, 19ad & 1juv. Lapwing, 58 Linnet, 3 Mallard, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 44 Woodpigeon, a pair of Yellow Wagtail, 14 Pied Wagtail, 2 House Martin, Heron, 13 Rook, Lesser Black-backed Gull >N and a Buzzard (Andy Hirst). m Wheatear in field down Brands Lane this evening. Results of a Nocturnal Migration (noc-mig) recording last night included a Grey Heron over Dinnington at 0418 (Alfie Bloor). c25 Fieldfare around the Swinston Hill Rd & Woodsetts Rd junction this morning (Gareth Picton).

m Wheatear @ Brands Lane © Alfie Bloor

20th April At Harry Croft's Quarry today were Common Sandpiper and a Whitethroat, also Swallow and 3 Yellow Wagtail >N, as well as 2 Little Owl, 2 House Martin and single Swallow all >N. 2 Sand Martin >E, 6 Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, 9 Yellowhammer, 20 Linnet and 2 Orange Tip butterflies (Mick Clay). At Thurcroft Marsh were Red Kite, 4 Buzzard and 5 Whitethroat (Brian Chambers).

Red Kite @ Thurcroft Pit Top © Brian Chambers

19th April In the field south of Long Thwaite Wood, across Lamb Lane were 2 Yellow Wagtail and 2 Red-legged Partridge (Alfie Bloor). At Axle Lane a Whitethroat nest building (Mick Clay).

17th April A Red Kite drifted over Woodsetts @ 1149 (Gareth Picton). Over Kiveton Community Woodlands/ Kiveton Pit Top were 2 Shelduck >W, also here were 6 Willow Warbler (Brian Chambers). 3 Yellow Wagtail in Rapeseed field near Long Thwaite wood, plus Red Kite over Long Thwaite Wood. At Dinnington Pit Top were 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff and 2 Blackcap. At North Anston Pit top were Blackcap, Chiffchaff and 2 Willow Warbler. Along Thurcroft mineral line were 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 2 Mistle Thrush, m&f Mallard and 2 Song Thrush. On Thurcroft Pit Top were 10 Willow Warbler, 2 Song Thrush, 26 Lesser Redpoll, 3 Skylark, 3 Reed Bunting, 2 Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff, Yellowhammer, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Linnet and 2 Meadow Pipit.

Near Brookhouse were Yellowhammer and Lapwing. Over Long Thwaite wood was a Red Kite. In a field by Long Thwaite wood was a Skylark. In the field south of Long Thwaite wood across Lamb Lane were 3 Yellow Wagtail and 8 Linnet. On Langold Pit Top were 5 Chiffchaff, Green Woodpecker, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Willow Warbler and 6 Skylark. At Hodsock were 2 Yellowhammer, 7 Lapwing and 2 Swallow. Near Gildingwells were 3 Skylark, Blackcap and a Yellowhammer. Down Brands Lane were 2 Grey Partridge, 2 Red-legged Partridge and a Buzzard (Alfie Bloor).

At Thurcroft Pit Top were 14 Willow Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 13 Lesser Redpoll >N and 3 Buzzard (Mick Clay).

Red Kite @ Thurcroft Pit Top © Brian Chambers

16th April At Hodsock were 26 Lapwing and 4 Swallow (Brian Chambers). Results of a Nocturnal Migration (noc-mig) recording last night included a Little Grebe over Dinnington at 2208 (Alfie Bloor). At Axle a m Yellow Wagtail. At Harry Croft's Quarry were 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, Little Ringed Plover, 2 m Green Woodpecker and f Wheatear in field close by (Mick Clay).

15th April At Long Thwaite Wood this morning were 2 Blackcap, 300+ Fieldfare, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Buzzard, 7 Chiffchaff, 2 Yellowhammer and 11 Linnet. Along the path above the woods, a m Wheatear (John Williamson). At Harry Croft's Quarry were 3 Sand Martin >N and f Wheatear. At Kings Wood corner were Red Kite and 11 Buzzard and at Hodsock were 15 Lapwing with at least 4 nests and single Oystercatcher (Mick Clay).

14th April A m Yellow Wagtail and m Wheatear at Tommy Flockton's Marsh this morning. At Brown Bailey’s were a pair of Coot feeding 8 young. Also here were 9 Sand Martin (Brian Chambers). On First Lane were 14 Fieldfare >N. At Harry Croft's Quarry were m & f Sparrowhawk, 3 Little Ringed Plover with 2 flying off >E, 2 Willow Warbler, 6 Sand Martin >N, House Martin >W, Yellow Wagtail >N and a Buzzard over Anston Stones Wood plus 6 Buzzard over Hawks Wood (Mick Clay). Down Brands Lane were 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Mistle Thrush, 15 Stock Dove, 4 Skylark and 2 Red-legged Partridge. At Letwell were 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Skylark, 4 Linnet, Grey Partridge and 2 Lapwing. In the fields N of Firbeck was a Buzzard. Near Kings Wood were 6 Buzzard, 4 Red-legged Partridge and 12 Skylark (Alfie Bloor).

m Wheatear @ Long Thwaite Wood © John Williamson

13th April A m Yellow Wagtail at First Lane this morning and a Swallow >W. A m Redstart in Harry Croft's Quarry, 2 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, 2 Swallow >E, Green Woodpecker & 7 Red Arrows displaying to the E (Mick Clay). A f Mallard with 10, day old chicks at Langold Lake (Mick Scott).

12th April A Curlew >S over First Lane. At Kings Wood corner were 19 Buzzard, 5 Nuthatch, Siskin >N and Tawny Owl calling (Mick Clay). At Axle Lane were 48 Meadow Pipit and a Sparrowhawk through South Anston (Alfie Bloor).

11th April 2 Hawfinch at Kings Wood (per Mick Clay). At Langold Lake were 11 Chiffchaff, 8 Blackcap, 8 Nuthatch, 2 Goldcrest, 2 m Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk displaying, f Kestrel, 4 Great Crested Grebe with one on a nest and a pair of Goosander. 2 Raven >NW over Carlton in Lindrick (Mick Clay).

10th April A pair of Goosander at Langold Lake today (Mick Scott). 117 Linnet feeding in tilled fields N of Cotterhill near Woodsetts (Barry Cartwright).

9th April At Harry Croft's Quarry were Little Ringed Plover >N. And at Axle Lane, a Swallow >N, plus 2 House Martin around S. Anston (Mick Clay).

8th April A Brambling over Harry Croft's Quarry, plus Goldfinch, Kestrel, 3 Yellowhammer, 2 Pied Wagtail, Chiffchaff, 2 Linnet, Great Black-backed Gull over, 3m & 2f Mallard, Buzzard and a Swallow. In Swinston Hill Wood, a Buzzard, Blackcap & Chiffchaff. Down Brands Lane were 2 Pied Wagtail & 6 Skylark (Alfie Bloor).

7th April At Harry Croft's Quarry were single Little Ringed Plover before >S Sparrowhawk and 2 Chiffchaff. Over Anston Stones Wood were 3 Buzzard and over Lindrick Dale were 2 more Buzzard and a further 2 Buzzard over Hawks Wood (Mick Clay).

4th April 20+ Sand Martin over Woodsetts (Kevin Hatley). At Kings Wood Corner were 22 Buzzard, Red Kite, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 6 Sand Martin >N, 2 House Martin and single Swallow >W (Mick Clay & John O'Malley). A Swallow over Gildingwells and another Swallow between Wallingwells & Woodsetts (Gareth Picton).

3rd April At Kings Wood Corner were 10 Buzzard, Red Kite catching 2 Rats, 3 Peregrine and a Kestrel (Mick Clay, Andy Murray & John O'Malley).

2nd April 70 Whooper Swan >W over Harry Croft's Quarry (Andy Murray). At Kiveton Pit Top there were 12 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap and Willow Warbler. At Tommy Flockton's Marsh was an Oystercatcher. At Axle Lane, a Raven mobbing a Buzzard (Mick Clay).

1st April Raven >SE over Carlton in Lindrick, mobbed by Carrion Crows (Mark Smithson). Willow Warbler singing at Dinnington Marsh (Alfie Bloor). At Harry Croft's Quarry were 11 Whooper Swan >W, 3 Buzzard, Little Owl and Little Ringed Plover (Mick Clay). Along the Dinnington- Thurcroft Mineral Line and Dinnington Marsh were 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Greylag Goose over, Buzzard, 12 Lesser Redpoll, m+f Bullfinch and a Willow Warbler singing (Alfie Bloor).

31st March At Hodsock today were 15 Lapwing, 2 Buzzard and Sparrowhawk. At Red Lane, Carlton in Lindrick were Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming, 3 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 16 Sand Martin, Buzzard and Sparrowhawk. At Harry Croft's Quarry were 3 Little Owl. At Kings Wood Corner were 14 Buzzard, 3 Red Kite, 3 Kestrel and Sparrowhawk (Alfie Bloor & Mick Clay).

Down Brands Lane were 5 Skylark, 4 Yellowhammer, 2 Linnet and 7 Buzzard. To the NE of Woodsetts were 4 Skylark, Grey Partridge, Buzzard and a Chiffchaff. At Hodsock were 2 Grey Partridge, 2 Buzzard, 10+ Yellowhammer, 20+ Skylark, 11 Lapwing and 3 Meadow Pipit. On Langold Pit Top were 20+ Skylark, Sparrowhawk, Reed Bunting and 3 Chiffchaff. Near Letwell were 3 Buzzard and 3 Skylark (Alfie Bloor).

30th March 2 Crossbill >NE over Anston cemetery. 2 Red Kite over Rhodesia. In Harry Croft's Quarry were 2 Grey Partridge, Chiffchaff, 10 Meadow Pipit, Kestrel, 5 Buzzard over, Red Kite over, 8 Canada Goose, 2 Sand Martin and 2 Swallow. Down Brands Lane were 2 Grey Partridge and a Buzzard. At Gildingwells were Chiffchaff, Buzzard, and Yellowhammer. At Letwell were 2 Skylark. In the field to the W of Carlton in Lindrick were 2 Lapwing and 4 Buzzard over. In the field off Eastfield Lane, near King's Wood were m and f Wheatear Also here were 14 Buzzard and a Red Kite. Barn Owl in the field off Dinnington Road near Woodsetts (Alfie Bloor). Redshank at Hodsock Flash (Brian Chambers).

Further records at Harry Croft's Quarry included 51 Fieldfare >W, 2 Sand Martin and 3 Swallow >N, Little Owl, m Green Woodpecker, 2 Buzzard, 300 Woodpigeon, 2 Red Kite >S towards Rhodesia (AB had 1 later) and 2 m Wheatear by farm buildings on Worksop Road. Also 4 Buzzard over Anston Stones Wood, 3 Buzzard over Shireoaks, 3 Buzzard over Hawks Wood, 2 Buzzard over Lindrick Dale, 2 Buzzard over NAPT and 16 Buzzard at Kings Wood Corner with 3 Red Kite, Peregrine and Sparrowhawk (Mick Clay). At Hodsock before dusk were Backcap, Chiffchaff, 2 Redshank, 10 Lapwing, 30+ Pied Wagtail, 2 Yellowhammer, 2 m Wheatear, Little Ringed Plover, 20 Linnet and 4 Grey Heron (Andy Hirst). Day totals were 7 Red Kite, 43 Buzzard and 6 Wheatear.

29th March A Swallow over Cramfit Road, Dinnington (Janet & Clive Allsop). At least 4 Chiffchaff in Anston Stones Wood today (Jan & Den Jarrold). At Kiveton Pit Top (Kiveton Community Woodland) were 14 Chiffchaff and 6 Bullfinch. At Harry Croft's Quarry were 2 Kestrel, f Sparrowhawk, f Wheatear, 8 Yellowhammer Butterflies included a Comma and 2 Brimstone and over Anston Stones Wood were 2 Buzzard (Mick Clay). 12+ Skylark and a flock of 40+ Linnet at Red Lane, Carlton in Lindrick (Roz Hilditch).

28th March A m Blackcap on the Chesterfield Canal near Kiveton Station (John Williamson). A f Wheatear in Harry Croft's Quarry (Mick Clay).

27th March 3 Red Kite viewed from Kings Wood Corner, circling over Sandbeck (John O'Malley). A Little Egret in flooded field by A57 roundabout by Brown Bailey’s (Alfie Bloor). At NAPT were 3 Lapwing on wader scrape, 3 Buzzard over, 4 Chiffchaff and 80 Golden Plover >S (Mick Clay).

26th March 31 Golden Plover circling over Brands Lane (Alfie Bloor). A pair of Merlin at Peak Hill Farm, Carlton this morning (Mark Smithson).

25th March Up to 7 Buzzard displaying, 3 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk & a distant Red Kite NE-ish between Woodsetts & Wallingwells area c1320 (Gareth Picton). Along First Lane, S. Anston were 3 Buzzard and 6 Yellowhammer. In Smarson Hills Wood, a drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker. At Harry Croft's Quarry were 27 Fieldfare >W, 31 Yellowhammer, Little Owl and a Little Ringed Plover (Mick Clay & John Hepworth). Also here were 2 Great Black-backed Gull over, Merlin, Grey Partridge, 2 Buzzard, 2 Linnet, Chiffchaff singing, 2 Coot and Little Owl calling. Down Brand's Lane were 2 singing Chiffchaff, 2 Buzzard and a Grey Partridge (Alfie Bloor). A Little Egret off Axle Lane, by the A57 at Greenscene (Den & Jan Jarrold).

m Sparrowhawk @ Todwick © Ray Sykes

24th March x2 single Little Ringed Plover at Harry Croft's Quarry, before going >N, 2 Little Owl calling, Tawny Owl calling, Buzzard and 11 Yellowhammer. Over Anston Stones Wood were 3 Buzzard (Mick Clay).

23rd March Blackcap singing at Crowgate, S. Anston (Mick Clay).

22nd March A m Merlin eating prey along First Lane today plus a Brambling >S. A Raven >W over South Anston (Mick Clay), with a second Merlin recorded at Black Wood off Red Lane, Carlton (Mark Smithson). Just S of SK58 (by 400-500m), a Ring Ouzel near Rhodesia, near Holme Carr Farm (Chris Bell).

Marsh Tit @ Chesterfield Canal © John Williamson

21st March 60 Fieldfare at Gildingwells. At Langold Lake were 3 Chiffchaff, 7 Song Thrush, Green Woodpecker and 3 Great Crested Grebe, with one pair nest building. At Harry Croft's Quarry were Green Woodpecker and 18 Fieldfare. Over Old Spring Wood were 3 Buzzard and 2 Buzzard over Anston Stones Wood. By Brown Bailey's pond was a Little Egret in flooded field to S of roundabout (Mick Clay).

20th March 17 Whooper Swan >W over Harry Croft's Quarry (Mick Clay), seen two mins. later over Tommy Flockton's Marsh (Brian Chambers). A further 126 Whooper Swan (herds of 122 & 4) >N over Harry Croft's Quarry plus the first Little Ringed Plover >N (Mick Clay). With an additional 10 Whooper Swan >W over Anston Stones Wood/ South Anston (Farrell Kent & Mick Clay). At Kiveton Pit Top this morning were Little Egret and 4 Chiffchaff. At Tommy Flockton's Marsh were Teal, 2 Gadwall and 17 Whooper Swan >W. On the Chesterfield Canal were 5 Bullfinch, 7 Chiffchaff, f Grey Wagtail, 6 Goldcrest, 2 Marsh Tit and a Kingfisher (John Williamson). Results of a Nocturnal Migration (noc-mig) recording last night included a Golden Plover over Dinnington at 2103 and a Curlew at 2234 (Alfie Bloor).

Goldcrest @ Chesterfield Canal © John Williamson

19th March Circa 200 Whooper Swan >W over South Anston at 1300 (Mick Clay). A further 30 Whooper Swan >W over South Anston at 1730 (James Clay) and c200 in two herds >W over South Anston at 1745 (Paul Tennyson). Tawny Owl & Little Owl at Dinnington (John Williamson).

18th March A Raven feeding at Axle Lane (Mick Clay). At Tommy Flockton's Marsh were 9 Teal, 14 Mallard, 2 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 6 Moorhen and a Little Egret. On Chesterfield Canal between Norwood Tunnel and Kiveton were 5 Chiffchaff, Marsh Tit, 2 Bullfinch, and a f Sparrowhawk (Brian Chambers). At least 3 flocks of Common Scoter >N over Woodsetts in a 15 min period around 2045 this evening (Gareth Picton). With a minima of 3 Curlew >N over Throapham around 2220 (Andy Hirst).

Wigeon & Gadwall @ Tommy Flockton's Marsh © Brian Chambers

17th March In Harry Croft's Quarry today were 3 Skylark, 9 Rook, 7 Yellowhammer, 24 Jackdaw, Green Woodpecker, 3m & 1f Mallard, 3 Buzzard over, 13 Meadow Pipit inc.10>N, 3 Pied Wagtail, 3 Blackbird, Mistle Thrush, 8 Fieldfare, Song Thrush, 2 Grey Partridge, 2 Mute Swan dropped in at dusk, Coot and a Sparrowhawk (Andy Hirst).

15th March 70 Golden Plover >W over South Anston, 18 Skylark and Buzzard at Axle Lane (Mick Clay). Down Brands Lane were 4 Grey Partridge, 5 Yellowhammer, m Reed Bunting, 3 Canada Goose >W and 7 Linnet (Alfie Bloor).

14th March m Wheatear still present at Axle Lane (Mick Clay).

13th March m Wheatear still present on the wall at Axle Lane this morning (Mick Clay). At Axle Lane were 10+ Skylark and m Wheatear still in the field at the Anston end (Alfie Bloor). A further m Wheatear on Owday Lane, near Carlton Village (Mark Smithson).

12th March m Wheatear still present on the wall at Axle Lane this morning. Still present this evening (Mick Clay & Alfie Bloor).

11th March A m Wheatear on the wall at Axle Lane this afternoon (Mick Clay). At Axle Lane were 10+ Skylark, 24 Fieldfare over, Kestrel and m Wheatear on the wall on the Anston end (Alfie Bloor).

9th March In Harry Croft's Quarry were Kestrel, Little Owl calling, 19 Meadow Pipit and a m Stonechat. Over Old Spring Wood were 2 Buzzard and 2 Buzzard over Anston Stones Wood (Mick Clay & Alfie Bloor).

7th March A m Stonechat in Harry Croft's Quarry, plus 3 Meadow Pipit, 34 Linnet, Green Woodpecker calling, Kestrel & 3 Buzzard (Alfie Bloor). A Little Egret >N over Axle Lane early morning and 24 Fieldfare feeding (Mick Clay).

6th March 6 Raven calling high >SE over Woodsetts at 1606 (Gareth Picton). Down Brands Lane were 10 Skylark, Yellowhammer & 2 Greenfinch (Alfie Bloor). Results of a Nocturnal Migration (noc-mig) recording last night included 3 Moorhen and a Golden Plover over Dinnington (Alfie Bloor).

5th March Around Carlton Lake today were 2 Greylag Goose, 2 Mute Swan, 4 Mallard, Little Grebe, 2 Moorhen, 2 Coot, 10 Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Grey Heron, 2 Sparrowhawk, 4 Buzzard, 2 Tawny Owl calling all night, Green Woodpecker, Jay & Kestrel, plus 100 Rook near the main road next to the primary School at Carlton-in-Lindrick as well as Yellowhammer & Reed Bunting. By the Civic Centre were 2 Skylark, Chiffchaff, 5 Long-tailed Tit, Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 2 Wren, 50 Starling, 2 Dunnock and 35 House Sparrow (Mark Smithson). In the horse field by Owday Lane near South Carlton were c55 Fieldfare and 4 Redwing. Also from Carlton-in-Lindrick, in a field next to South Carlton were 64 Greylag Goose. On Carlton Lake were 2 Canada Goose, 7 Greylag Goose, 2 Mute Swan, 3 Moorhen, 4 Coot, m&f Gadwall and a Cormorant (Alfie Bloor).

4th March A m Wheatear in the field by Carlton Pond late afternoon (Mark Smithson).

3rd March Probable Curlew >SE over Kiveton Pit Top in near darkness tonight (Alfie Bloor).

2nd March At Kiveton Pit Top today were 3 Bullfinch, 8 Reed Bunting, Kestrel and 2 Little Egret (Mick Clay).

28th February At Thurcroft Pit Top this morning were 9 Reed Bunting, Kestrel, 2 Grey Partridge, 4 Yellowhammer, 3m 2f Stonechat and a Buzzard (John Williamson). At Kiveton Pit Top a Barn Owl showing well also Chiffchaff calling (Alfie Bloor, John Williamson, John Gallagher & Mick Clay) plus a further Chiffchaff calling at Tommy Flockton's Marsh (John Gallagher).

Stonechat @ Thurcroft Pit Top © John Williamson

27th February In the fallow field off Sandy Lane, Swinston Hill there were 70+ Yellowhammer. At Lindrick Golf Course there were 13 Linnet, Green Woodpecker, Jay and 2 singing Song Thrush. Around the fields between Lindrick Golf Course and Dewidales Wood was a Barn Owl. Over Moses Seat wood, a Buzzard. (Alfie Bloor). f Merlin perched near 12th tee at Lindrick Golf Course by footpath to Lindrick Common (Brian Chambers).

26th February At Axle Lane were 46 Skylark, mainly in pairs and in song. At Langold Lake were 4 Nuthatch, 4 Song Thrush, m Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Sparrowhawk, 4 Great Crested Grebe and 2m Pochard. At Gildingwells, a Buzzard sat on post in horse paddock (Mick Clay).

25th February At Thurcroft Pit Top were 2 Raven, 2m Stonechat, 4 Grey Partridge, Goosander >S and 4 Woodcock (Mick Clay).

23rd February 2 Raven >W over Langold Lake, plus 3 Nuthatch, 3 Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, 60 Lesser Redpoll, 30 Chaffinch, m& f Sparrowhawk displaying, 3 Buzzard, 6 Great Crested Grebe and 14 Tufted Duck (Mick Clay).

22nd February At Kiveton Pit Top, a Long-eared Owl and Barn Owl hunting, plus Little Owl calling close by (Alfie Bloor, John Williamson & Mick Clay).

21st February Dusk at Thurcroft Pit Top produced 2 Blackbird, 4 House Sparrow, Barn Owl, 5 Grey Partridge, 2m 1f Stonechat, Snipe and a probable Woodcock (Andy Hirst, Mick Clay, John Williamson and Alfie Bloor).

20th February Early morning in Carlton Wood produced 11 Song Thrush, 6 Nuthatch, Meadow Pipit over, 3 Dunnock, 18 Blue Tit, 10 Great Tit, 13 Chaffinch, 5 Blackbird, 21 Robin, 4 Coal Tit, 2 Buzzard, 5 Wren, 4 Stock Dove and 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 2 Greenfinch. At Carlton Lake were 4 Herring Gull >S, 66 Lapwing in 2 flocks >S, 3 Moorhen, 3 Coot, 53 Black-headed Gull, 3 Mute Swan, 3 Skylark, and 3 Reed Bunting (Andy Hirst, Mick Clay & Alfie Bloor). Down Brands Lane today was a Buzzard. At Letwell there was a Buzzard also. In the set aside field behind old St Leger Pub, Laughten-en-le-Morthen were 6 Brambling, 30+ Linnet and 50+ Chaffinch. At Brookhouse there were 3 Buzzard and a Grey Wagtail (Alfie Bloor).

19th February Close up view of Red Kite low >S over a Woodsetts garden at 0845 (Gareth Picton). At Langold Lake this afternoon were 92 Black-headed Gull, 14 Pied Wagtail, 15 Tufted Duck, 15 Coot, 25 Mallard, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Mute Swan, 7 Greylag Goose, m Gadwall, 6 Moorhen, m Kestrel, 4 Siskin, Green Woodpecker and 4 Herring Gull >S. At Honey Hills were m Kestrel, at least 90 Chaffinch and m Reed Bunting (Andy Hirst).

17th February At Tommy Flockton’s Marsh today were 37 Wigeon, 4 Teal, 17 Mallard and a Little Egret (Brian Chambers).

16th February At Langold Lake were m & f Shoveler, m Pochard, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 11 Tufted Duck, 4 drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker, m Green Woodpecker, 2 singing Mistle Thrush and Song Thrush, 11 Lapwing >N and at Honey Hills, 45 Chaffinch. On the top pond at Langold Lake were a further m & f Shoveler and m Goosander (Mick Clay). At Red Lane were 10+ Skylark, 100+ Fieldfare plus a flock of Siskin, 3 Buzzard and 2 Grey Partridge (Roz Hilditch per Twitter).

14th February 12 Blackbird in a S.Anston garden (Jan & Den Jarrold).

11th February A m Blackcap present daily in a Woodsetts garden. Present from 06/01> (Nigel Butler).

10th February Down Brands Lane were 6 Grey Partridge, Buzzard and 4 Yellowhammer (Alfie Bloor).

9th February At Tommy Flockton's Marsh this morning were 7 Goldfinch, 22 Redwing, 2 Pied Wagtail, 28 Wigeon, Gadwall, 9 Mallard, Moorhen & 3 Long-tailed Tit. At Kiveton Community Woodland (Kiveton Pit Top) were 19 Robin, 6 Fieldfare, 12 Dunnock, 3 Wren, 16 Reed Bunting, f Kestrel, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Song Thrush, 11 Bullfinch & 2 Yellowhammer (John Williamson). In Harry Croft's Quarry a Buzzard, Little Owl and 4 Grey Partridge (Mick Clay). In a fallow field off Swinston Hill Road, Dinnington were 5 Greenfinch, 150+ Yellowhammer, c20 Reed Bunting, 2 Chaffinch, 3 Goldfinch and 70+ Linnet plus a Brambling in a garden on Swinston Hill, Dinnington (Alfie Bloor).

Bullfinch @ Kiveton Community Woodland (Kiveton Pit Top) © John Williamson

7th February In a field off Swinston Hill Road were 3 Yellowhammer and 2 Reed Bunting. In Anston Stones Wood was a f Sparrowhawk. Over Axle Lane, a Skylark singing. At Tommy Flockton's Marsh there were 48 Mallard, 31 Wigeon and a Buzzard. At Kiveton Community Woodland was a Kestrel, m Reed Bunting and Lesser Redpoll over (Alfie Bloor). In Little Stones, near Anston Stones Wood, a Barn Owl hunting at 1615 (James Clay etal).

Bullfinch @ Kiveton Community Woodland (Kiveton Pit Top) © John Williamson

5th February At Dinnington Marsh this evening, a Barn Owl hunting in far field, also Buzzard and Sparrowhawk (Mick Clay).

4th February At Kiveton Pit Top today, a m Goosander on the fishing ponds. On the pit top were 34 Wigeon >W and 59 Pink-footed Goose >S, appeared to be lost in fog. Also here were 2 Water Rail, 8 Reed Bunting, 19 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Siskin, 5 Goldcrest, f Sparrowhawk, a pair of Kestrel, Song Thrush and 10 Robin. On Tommy Flockton's Marsh, in foggy conditions were 6 Teal, 6 Gadwall and c100 Fieldfare flew off >S (Mick Clay).

Wigeon @ Tommy Flockton's Marsh © John Williamson

3rd February A Little Egret >W over First Lane (James Clay).

31st January Early morning walk round Langold Lake revealed 31 species. Highlights included Green Woodpecker, flock of at least 26 Siskin, m Pochard & a Grey Wagtail (Anthony Reed). In the set aside behind the old St. Ledger Pub, Laughton-en-le-Morthen there were 500 Linnet, 100+ Chaffinch and at least 5 Brambling (Brian Chambers). Little Egret >E over Lindrick Dale early morning, plus 2 birds >W later, along the Chesterfield Canal. One landing near First Lane (Mick Clay).

Redwing @ Tommy Flockton's Marsh © John Williamson

30th January In the set aside behind the old St. Ledger Pub, Laughton-en-le-Morthen there were 100+ Chaffinch, 16 Goldfinch, 5 Brambling, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk and c80 Linnet. In King's Wood there were c61 Siskin, Buzzard and Woodcock. At Roche Abbey were 5m & 4f Mallard, m Gadwall and a Moorhen (Alfie Bloor). A Red Kite over North Anston Trading Estate at 1412 (Steve Wilkinson).

Reed Bunting @ Kiveton Community Woodland (Kiveton Pit Top) © John Williamson

29th January Dusk at Thurcroft Pit Top produced Barn Owl, several Grey Partridge and a Tawny Owl (Mick Clay & John Williamson).

28th January On a flooded Tommy Flockton's Marsh were 62 Mallard, 34 Wigeon, 5 Gadwall, Teal and Little Egret (Mick Clay). At Thurcroft Pit Top were Barn Owl, Woodcock and 5 Grey Partridge (John Williamson & Mick Clay).

Song Thrush @ Kiveton Community Woodland (Kiveton Pit Top) © John Williamson

27th January Barn Owl and Buzzard going to roost at Thurcroft Marsh at dusk (Andy Hirst).

26th January Barn Owl along the A57, by the garden centre at Todwick roundabout (Farrell Kent).

25th January In the fallow field behind the old St. Ledger Pub, Laughton-en-le-Morthen, were 30+ Chaffinch, Brambling, 2 Kestrel and m Sparrowhawk (Alfie Bloor).

24th January Early morning at Langold Lake produced 3 Brambling, 13 Blackbird, 13 Robin, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Nuthatch, 15 Goldfinch, 18 Linnet, 34 Chaffinch, 3 Bullfinch, Lesser Redpoll, 4 Common Gull, 73 Black-headed Gull, 6 Mute Swan, 20 Coot, 13 Tufted Duck, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Greylag Goose, 6 Moorhen, 23 Mallard, Kestrel and a Jay. At nearby Carlton Lake was a single Little Egret, 2 Water Rail, 33 Black-headed Gull, a pair of Mute Swan, a pair of Gadwall, 2 Moorhen, 30+ Greylag Goose and a Coot. By Firbeck Hall were 9 Mallard, 1m 2f Gadwall, 5 Moorhen and 6 Coot. Around Carr Hill were 64 Herring Gull, with a further 500+ in fields N of mast. 21 Golden Plover, flocks of c50 & 60 Skylark, 25 Red-legged Partridge, 3 Buzzard, 67 Carrion Crow and 4 Stock Dove (Andy Hirst). In woodland on Lakeland Drive, a Tawny Owl Calling (Alfie Bloor).

Buzzard @ Todwick © Ray Sykes

23rd January A Raven over Langold Lake, plus 6m 2f Tufted Duck, 16 Coot, 2 Mute Swan, 6 Moorhen, 8 Siskin, m Pochard, 2 Great Crested Grebe, Treecreeper, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker and Nuthatch. In the fallow field to the south of the lake was a pair of Brambling, 40+ Chaffinch, c90 Linnet, Green Woodpecker, and a m Sparrowhawk (Alfie Bloor). At Axle Lane today were Kestrel, Cormorant, 40+ Meadow Pipit, 35 Carrion Crow and a Buzzard (Den & Jan Jarrold).

22nd January Along Brands Lane were 3 Linnet, 3 Yellowhammer, 4 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Black-headed Gull, 7 Skylark, Sparrowhawk and 7 Grey Partridge (Alfie Bloor).

20th January A Woodcock took flight from a Todwick garden (Geoff Downs).

19th January Along First Lane today were 27 Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting and 2 Little Grebe on the small pond at Harry Croft's (Mick Clay). In Harry Croft's Quarry there were 2 Herring Gull over, Grey Wagtail, Green Woodpecker, Reed Bunting, 12 Yellowhammer and m Kestrel (Alfie Bloor).

18th January A Little Egret at Woodsetts Sewage Works (Gareth Picton). At the rear of the old St. Ledger pub at Laughton-en-le-Morthen; 4 Brambling in a small finch flock and at at Roche Abbey a Marsh Tit and Raven (John Gallagher). A Little Egret >E along the Chesterfield Canal (Mick Clay).

17th January At Langold Lake this morning were f Grey Wagtail, 17 Lesser Redpoll, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Reed Bunting, m Kestrel, 3m &1f Brambling, Bullfinch, 7 Siskin, m Sparrowhawk , 5 Goldcrest, Water Rail & 3 Buzzard (John Williamson). At Tommy Flockton's Marsh first thing were 3 Mistle Thrush, 62 Wigeon, 5 Teal, 11 Cormorant, 36 Mallard, Kestrel, 3m 2f Gadwall, 5 Moorhen, 3 Herring Gull >W, Great Black-backed Gull >N and 3 Black-headed Gull. Harry Croft's Quarry revealed 10 Rook, 8 Blackbird, 2 Grey Wagtail, 17 Meadow Pipit, 3 Great Black-backed Gull >W, 2 Herring Gull >SW, 7 Mallard, Woodcock, Snipe, 3 Skylark, Lesser Redpoll >N and a Buzzard. At Roche Abbey were 31 Siskin, 3 Nuthatch, Marsh Tit, 6 Yellowhammer >W, Little Grebe, Moorhen, 2 Mallard, Buzzard and a Jay. Water remains at Hodsock Flash and produced 46 Black-headed Gull, 2 Mute Swan, 8 Meadow Pipit, Kestrel, 6 Blackbird, 67 Starling, Buzzard and 12 Pied Wagtail. Thornbury Hill yielded a f Peregrine hunting Woodpigeon, Raven, Sparrowhawk and 5 Stock Dove (Andy Hirst). A Tawny Owl calling on Swinston Hill Road (Alfie Bloor). At Kiveton Pit Top were 3 Water Rail calling,16 Lesser Redpoll, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk and 70 Fieldfare. On Tommy Flockton's Marsh were 56 Wigeon, 5 Gadwall, 10 Teal, 17 Mallard and 17 Redwing (Mick Clay).

Great Spotted Woodpecker @ Gateford © Kevin Hatley

16th January >S over Axle Lane were 55 Herring Gull (Mick Clay).

15th January A Marsh Tit in a Gateford garden (Kevin Hatley). A Raven calling >E over Windmill Road, N. Anston (Andy Murray).

14th January Along Brands Lane were 12 Yellowhammer, 13 Grey Partridge and 26 Woodpigeon (Alfie Bloor).

Brambling @ Langold Lake © John Williamson

13th January Along First Lane today were 2 Buzzard, m Kestrel, Sparrowhawk and on small the pond; 10 Mallard, 4 Teal, 4 Gadwall and 3 Little Grebe (Mick Clay). 4 Cormorant over Axle Lane, plus c50 Fieldfare, 35 Black-headed Gull and 17 Pied Wagtail (Jan & Den Jarrold).

12th January On the top lake at Langold Lake, a pair of Goosander (Mick Scott). At Axle Lane today were 106 Fieldfare and 40 Skylark (Mick Clay).

Coot @ Langold Lake © Kevin Hatley

11th January A m Blackcap in gardens close to Lindrick Road, Woodsetts (Gareth Picton). Also 87 Lesser Redpoll on Lindrick Golf Course (Barry Cartwright). Along First Lane a Buzzard, m Kestrel and 6 Stock Dove. On the small pond (Harry Croft's Pond) were 26 Mallard, 4 Teal, 6 Gadwall and 2 Little Grebe (Mick Clay).

Leucistic Goldfinch @ Woodsetts © Woodsetts Facebook Group

10th January Down Brands Lane today were 2 Pied Wagtail, 6 Grey Partridge, Cormorant >SE, 3 Blackbird and 3 Long-tailed Tit. At Gildingwells were 30+ House Sparrow, Buzzard, Lapwing and a Kestrel. At Langold Lake there were 130+ Black-headed Gull, 5 Common Gull, 3 Herring Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 37 Mallard, 5 Coot, 3 Canada Goose, 7 Mute Swan, 4 Moorhen, m Goosander, 2m Gadwall, 3 Siskin, 2 Cormorant over and a Grey Heron. In the woodland glade to the S of the lake towards Honey Hills, there was a Woodcock. In the hedgerow by the set aside field there were 20+ Chaffinch, m Reed Bunting, 3 Brambling, 15 Linnet, and c40 Fieldfare. In Harry Croft's Quarry were 32 Jackdaw, 2 Raven, Jack Snipe, Grey Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 Song Thrush, Blackbird and 2 Linnet (Alfie Bloor). At Anston Grange farm 32 Collared Dove. Along First Lane were 5 Buzzard and 28 Yellowhammer (Mick Clay).

9th January A Water Rail at Langold Lake this morning (Kevin Hatley). At Axle Lane were 78 Fieldfare,12 Golden Plover and 6 Cormorant >N. Tommy Flockton's Marsh held 7 Gadwall and 45 Wigeon. Along the Chesterfield Canal; Marsh Tit and a Buzzard. By Anston Grange Farm were 60 Skylark (Mick Clay). Also 2 Crossbill flew into Kings Wood (Andy Murray).

Water Rail @ Langold Lake © Kevin Hatley

8th January Along First Lane, South Anston were 2 Raven, m Kestrel, Buzzard and 3 Little Grebe on Harry Croft's Pond (Mick Clay). A f Tawny Owl calling on Swinston Hill Road in the evening (Alfie Bloor). At Axle Lane today were 40 Fieldfare, 4 Meadow Pipit and 12 Black-headed Gull. Plus 15 Blackbird in a S.Anston garden (Den & Jan Jarrold). 10 Golden Plover at Axle Lane (Mick Clay).

7th January At Harry Croft's Quarry were a Buzzard, Kestrel, Little Owl, Jack Snipe, 5 Song Thrush, 23 Meadow Pipit and 8 Pied Wagtail (Mick Clay).

6th January A m Blackcap in a Woodsetts garden today, coming to feeders (Nigel Butler). on First Lane, South Anston were 100 Rook, Raven and a Buzzard (Mick Clay).

5th January At Axle Lane today were 66 Fieldfare, 22 Pied Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit, 75 Black-headed Gull and a Buzzard (Mick Clay).

4th January At First Lane, a Buzzard, 12 Yellowhammer, 2 Great Black-backed Gull >N and at Harry Croft's Pond, by the Chesterfield Canal, 4 Gadwall and Little Grebe. At Harry Croft's Quarry, Jack Snipe, 3 Song Thrush and Raven. Also dead Jack Snipe just by entrance to First Lane off Worksop Road (Mick Clay).

3rd January 2 Little Egret at Kiveton Pit Top (Kiveton Community Woodland) (Alan Bateman). A Red Kite >S over Woodsetts at 1025 (Gareth Picton). At NAPT this morning were Woodcock, 7 Snipe, 8 Blue Tit, 6 Jackdaw, 15 Fieldfare, 7 Great Tit, just 5 Linnet, Kestrel, 60 Black-headed Gull, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Reed Bunting, 11 (mostly ad's) Herring Gull >S, Cormorant >NW, Stock Dove, Yellowhammer>SE, 5m & 6f Bullfinch, Moorhen and imm. f Sparrowhawk. At Langold Lake this morning were 3 Nuthatch, 38 Tufted Duck, 200 Black-headed Gull, 6 Greylag Goose, just 8 Canada Goose, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 48 Mallard, 5ad & 1imm Mute Swan, 13 Coot, 10 Moorhen, f Grey Wagtail, 2m Goosander and 2m & 1f Gadwall. Firbeck revealed 2 Stock Dove, Lesser Redpoll over, 223 Canada Goose, 18 Greylag Goose, 4 Coot and 4 Mallard. From Buckwood Farm were Buzzard, 10 Linnet, Green Woodpecker, 6 Goldfinch and a Jay (Andy Hirst).

2nd January At Thurcroft Pit Top were Woodcock, Barn Owl and Tawny Owl (John Gallagher). m&f Tawny Owl calling to each other from the small field opposite Tesco car wash. M flying low over field to trees behind Chindit Court (John Williamson). Stonechat and 70 Herring Gull at Thurcroft Pit Top. A Brambling in with the finch flock at Langold Lake, just S of the band stand (Mick Clay). 6 Lapwing in fields nr Dewidales Wood, plus c100 Linnet and 21 Lesser Redpoll on Lindrick Golf Course (Barry Cartwright). 15 Blackbird in a S. Anston garden (Den & Jan Jarrold).

1st January A pair of Tawny Owl calling from Goss Common at 0600 (Andy Hirst). Several hundred Pink-footed Goose >NW (Gareth Picton). 200 Pink-footed Goose >W over S. Anston (Mick Clay).

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