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27th October Juv. Stonechat at Axle Lane, on the wall near Anston end (Mick Clay). Still present late afternoon, plus 14 Greylag Goose >E (Alfie Bloor).

25th October A report of an imm. Osprey over Greenlands at N. Anston today (per Mick Clay). In Anston Stones Wood this morning there were 2 Buzzard and 19 Goldfinch. At Axle Lane were 23 Golden Plover flying around with c20 in the fields, 3 Meadow Pipit, and 53 Black-headed Gull as well as 12 Lesser Black-backed Gull. At Kiveton Community Woodland (Kiveton Pit Top) were 5 Lesser Redpoll, 3 Blackbird, m and f Bullfinch, 3 Cormorant, Kestrel, Snipe, 2 Dunnock, a Chiffchaff singing, Goldcrest, Grey Wagtail, 2 Great Tit, 13 Golden Plover >N and 3 Magpie. At Tommy Flockton's Marsh was a Grey Heron. By the Chesterfield Canal next to Tommy Flockton's Marsh was a Marsh Tit (Alfie Bloor). At Axle Lane were 30 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 150 Golden Plover (Den & Jan Jarrold).

23rd October At Thurcroft Pit Top this morning were 18 Goldcrest, 11 Wren, 74 Fieldfare, 3 Redwing, 6 Lesser Redpoll, 3 Buzzard, Kestrel, 11 Reed Bunting, 3 Stonechat and 55 Long-tailed Tit (John Williamson). At Harry Croft's Quarry were 105 Redwing >S, 16 Blackbird, 3 Song Thrush, 41 Yellowhammer in one flock, m Green Woodpecker, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Bullfinch, 60 Rook, 3 Jay and 2 Raven. At Axle Lane were 300 Golden Plover (Mick Clay).

Stonechat @ Thurcroft Pit Top © John Williamson

22nd October This evening in Anston Stones Wood were 2 Jay and a m and 2f Mallard. S of Kiveton Industrial estate, a Peregrine flew low over field hedges. Along the Chesterfield Canal near Turnerwood were 2 Mute Swan, 9m and 6f Mallard, as well as 2 Jay. In a fenced field between Dewidales Wood and Lindrick Golf Course was a m Stonechat (Alfie Bloor). At Axle Lane were 22 Golden Plover and a large movement of Skylark >S (Mick Clay).

21st October At Kiveton Pit Top were 3 Brambling, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 5 Bullfinch, 5 Goldcrest, 60 Redwing, 4 Song Thrush, f/ juv Blackcap, Kingfisher, 9 Grey Partridge, imm. Buzzard, Water Rail calling and 3 Golden Plover in field to S. At Axle Lane were a mix of 400 Fieldfare & Redwing >S, m Stonechat on the wall and m Kestrel (Mick Clay).

20th October A WEBS (Wildfowl & Wetlands) count within the square produced; At Roche Abbey 8 Teal, a pair of Gadwall, Grey Wagtail and calling Water Rail. At Langold Lake were 41 Mallard, pair of Shoveler, 3 Pochard, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 2 calling Water Rail and Grey Wagtail. Carlton Lake held a further Shoveler, 4 Gadwall, Great Crested Grebe, a further calling Water Rail and 26 Blackbird. At Shireoaks were 250 Redwing and 60 Fieldfare by the Hewett Arms (Brian Chambers & Mick Clay). At Axle Lane were 119 Golden Plover (Mick Clay).This evening in Harry Croft's Quarry were 2 Jay, 2 Pied Wagtail, Kestrel, 11 Goldfinch, 8 Meadow Pipit, 39 Fieldfare, 2 Blackbird, 3 Linnet, Bullfinch, Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, Buzzard and c130 Pink-footed Goose >NW. At Anston Stones Wood were 2f and a m Mallard in the river, also 20 Redwing and a Buzzard over (Alfie Bloor).

19th October A quick walk around Langold Lake at 1130 produced 7 Mute Swan inc. 1 juv., 18 Mallard, 140 Canada Goose, 6 Greylag Goose, 50 Black-headed Gull, 2 Carrion Crow, 10 Coot, 7 Moorhen, 2 Blackbird, 2 Wren, 2 Blue Tit, 3 Robin, Grey Heron, Cormorant and 2 Great Crested Grebe (Den & Jan Jarrold).

18th October 7 Whooper Swan >E over South Anston (James Clay).

17th October At Kiveton Pit Top Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, 14 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Lesser Redpoll, 9 Bullfinch, 13 Blackbird, 80 Redwing, Song Thrush, Kingfisher and to the S, 66 Golden Plover and Stonechat (Mick Clay). A single Whooper Swan >NW, calling over Throapham (Andy Hirst).

16th October 60 Pink-footed Goose >W over Carr. At Thurcroft Pit Top 2m & 2 f Stonechat, Grey Wagtail, 19 Fieldfare, 156 Redwing >E, 14 Lesser Redpoll and 3 Bullfinch. At Brampton were 72 Redwing >E and Chiffchaff in hedgerow (Mick Clay). 64 Pink-footed Goose >NE over Woodsetts at 1455 (Gareth Picton).

15th October At Harry Croft's Quarry 3 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Bullfinch, 165 Redwing >W, 5 Yellowhammer, Grey Wagtail, Green Woodpecker, 2 Jack Snipe and 2 Snipe plus 2 Raven (Mick Clay). Red Kite over Eastfield Lane (per Mick Clay). Down Brands Lane today were 13 Grey Partridge, Kestrel and 9 Skylark (Alfie Bloor).

14th October At Hodsock 3 Buzzard including a juv. 2 Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 19 Pied Wagtail, 4 Yellowhammer, 16 Redwing, 3 Siskin, Lesser Redpoll, 12 Stock Dove, 49 Lapwing and 55 Black-headed Gull in flooded field and 70 Pink-footed Goose >E over Carlton (Mick Clay).

13th October At Axle Lane 28 Redwing >W, 60 Skylark, f Sparrowhawk, Buzzard hunting hedgerow and 91 Lesser Black-backed Gull. Plus 74 Pink-footed Goose >E over South Anston (Mick Clay). 2 Little Egret at Kiveton Pit Top, inc. single from Tommy Flockton's Marsh earlier in the day, plus 10 Lesser Redpoll (Brian Chambers).

12th October At Kiveton Pit Top today 36 Lesser Redpoll, 3 Bullfinch, 4 Goldcrest, Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher, 46 Redwing >W, 4 Jay, m Kestrel and Sparrowhawk and in a hedge just S of Tommy Flockton's Marsh, a m Stonechat (Mick Clay).

11th October Highlights of the SK58 walk to Roche Abbey included a Brambling over Ledger Lakes, Chiffchaff, 42 Collared Dove by the fishing pond at Ledger Lakes. At Slade Hills were at least 12 Skylark, 2 Common Gull, a large influx of Redwing c400 birds over, superseded by Fieldfare, which came through all day in flocks of 20-60 birds. At Roche Abbey were 4 Jay, 100s of Pheasant and dozens of Red-legged Partridge, Sparrowhawk, several Siskin, 3 Buzzard, m Blackcap, 2 Song Thrush, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 15 Jackdaw, Mallard, 3 Grey Wagtail, and 4 Kestrel (Andy Hirst).

10th October A Kingfisher at Kiveton Pit Top today (John Williamson).

9th October Down Brands Lane this evening were 11 Skylark, 12 Grey Partridge and 9 Linnet (Alfie Bloor). A Long-eared Owl at Kiveton Pit Top, early morning (Alan Bateman),

8th October At Thurcroft Pit Top today were 10 Grey Partridge, 4 Stonechat, 4 Snipe and a Jack Snipe. Thurcroft Marsh produced 30 Lesser Redpoll and 9 Bullfinch. At Hodsock were 17 Swallow and 3 House Martin > S. At Laughton Common, were 2 House Martin still (John Gallagher). At Long Thwaite Wood this afternoon were a Stonechat, 3 Long-tailed Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Lesser Redpoll > N, Kestrel and 2 Coal Tit (John Williamson). c80 Grey geese (prob. Pink-footed Goose) over Dinnington at 1130 (Alfie Bloor).

m Sparrowhawk & Juv. Starling @ Todwick © Ray Sykes

7th October 3 House Martin still at Laughton Common. At Carr were 3 Swallow, while Thurcroft Pit Top revealed 30 Meadow Pipit, 3 Buzzard, 7 Snipe, 12 Grey Partridge, 20 Siskin over, 5 Swallow >S and between 5 and 7 vocal Stonechat (John Gallagher). At Kiveton Pit Top were 32 Siskin, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 5 Bullfinch and 14 Redwing >W (Mick Clay).

6th October This evening down Brands Lane, were 18 Grey Partridge and 2 Carrion Crow. Results of a Nocturnal Migration (noc-mig) recording last night included a Common Scoter flock over Dinnington at 0102 (Alfie Bloor).

5th October Yellow-legged Gull at Axle Lane plus 4 Swallow >S and Stonechat still (Mick Clay).

3rd October At Axle Lane, a juv. Stonechat still on the wall, 72 Skylark, 100 Linnet and Sparrowhawk (Mick Clay).

2nd October A Stonechat in Harry Croft's Quarry (Geoff &Lyn Facer). At Tommy Flockton's Marsh was a Raven mobbed by Jackdaws, also Buzzard, m Kestrel and 13 Stock Dove. At Kiveton Pit Top were 3 Chiffchaff, 17 Yellowhammer, 5 Reed Bunting, 4 Lesser Redpoll, Grey Wagtail and m Kestrel. At Axle Lane, a juv. Stonechat on the wall, 200 Skylark, 60 Linnet and 9 Golden Plover (Mick Clay).

1st October A Raven over Tommy Flockton's Marsh (Mick Clay).

30th September At Carlton Lake this evening were 8 Gadwall and Great White Egret flushed at 1820 >N. Probably the same bird relocated roosting on the top lake at Langold Lake. Also 2 Barn Owl at Langold Pit Top (John Gallagher).

29th September At Laughton Common, 2 House Martin still present. At Hodsock were 10 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 20 Siskin, 10 juv. Swallow and 2 Stonechat (S of Farm House on track to Carlton in Lindrick) (John Gallagher). 30 Skylark remaining from the c500 yesterday at Axle Lane, plus single juv. Corn Bunting along wall towards Anston end before flying into stubble. At Langold Lake were 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker together, 2 Nuthatch, 3 Goldcrest, Treecreeper , Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher and Buzzard (Mick Clay). In Harry Croft's Quarry were 8 Meadow Pipit, 9 Linnet, Pied Wagtail, 4 Grey Partridge, a pair of Pheasant, f Sparrowhawk, 5 Yellowhammer, 6 Robin, 3 Blackbird, Song Thrush and 2 Jay (Alfie Bloor).

28th September Great White Egret again at Langold Lake, before disturbed by walkers (Alec Bonser). At Axle Lane were c500 Skylark feeding and moving >S. Also 5 Swallow and 2 House Martin >S (Mick Clay).

Great White Egret @ Langold Lake © Alec Bonser

27th September Great White Egret at Langold Lake- appeared to roost (Alec Bonser). Results of a Nocturnal Migration (noc-mig) recording last night included a Redwing at 2203 (Alfie Bloor).

26th September 11 Whooper Swan >S over Woodsetts at 1606, following an earlier flock of 5, which were probably also Whooper Swan (Gareth Picton). At Axle Lane today were a Wheatear and 23 Golden Plover (Mick Clay).

24th September At Axle Lane were 70 Meadow Pipit >S, 132 Skylark >S and 18 Golden Plover (Mick Clay).

23rd September At Kiveton Pit Top today were 3 Song Thrush, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Lesser Redpoll and 2 Siskin >S (Mick Clay).

22nd September This morning down Brands Lane were 7 Meadow Pipit, 2 Reed Bunting, Dunnock, 3 Chiffchaff, 14 Grey Partridge and 6 Linnet. This evening in Harry Croft's Quarry there were 4 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Dunnock, 4 Yellowhammer, Blackbird, Chaffinch, 13 Jackdaw, Jay, Raven, Buzzard, Kestrel, Swallow >W and a Pied Wagtail >W (Alfie Bloor).

21st September At Axle Lane were 59 Meadow Pipit >S, 43 Skylark >S, 2 Reed Bunting and juv. Corn Bunting feeding in stubble by the wall at the Anston end, also Chiffchaff, Buzzard and Snipe >W (Mick Clay).

20th September At Hodsock today were Peregrine, 2 Lesser Redpoll and 3 Yellow Wagtail (John Gallagher & Andy Murray). At Axle Lane today were Peregrine hunting and 29 Golden Plover. At NAPT were 3 Buzzard, 5 Chiffchaff, 5 Bullfinch and Blackcap (Mick Clay). A m Stonechat at Brands Lane today (Alfie Bloor).

19th September At Thurcroft Pit Top today were 3 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk and 6 Stonechat altogether. At Brampton Common were 2 Buzzard and Peregrine hunting. In the afternoon at Axle were Buzzard and Peregrine hunting (Mick Clay). At Axle Lane were 2m Wheatear plus 75 Mallard (Brian Chambers).

18th September Down Brands Lane this morning were c100 Linnet, m Stonechat, a imm. Hobby chasing Meadow Pipits, 11 Meadow Pipit, Dunnock, Wren, Goldfinch and 2 Grey Partridge (Alfie Bloor). Along the Chesterfield Canal were 11 Mallard, a pair of Mute Swan and a Buzzard (Jan & Den Jarrold).

17th September At Axle Lane today were 3 Yellow Wagtail, 30 Skylark and 34 Meadow Pipit all >S, also 354 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Mick Clay), plus 100 Black-headed Gull (Jan & Den Jarrold). In the afternoon were 3 Skylark, 12 Linnet, c40 Woodpigeon and 7 Carrion Crow (Alfie Bloor).

15th September Juv. Corn Bunting still present at Axle Lane (Mick Clay). Results of a Nocturnal Migration (noc-mig) recording last night included a Golden Plover at 0100 (Alfie Bloor).

14th September Juv. Corn Bunting still present at Axle Lane, plus hunting Peregrine & imm. Hobby, juv. Wheatear and 129 Meadow Pipit >S (Mick Clay). A Little Egret at Kiveton Waters (Kiveton Pit Top) (Alan Bateman).

13th September A m Stonechat at Hodsock (John Gallagher). 17 Meadow Pipit >S at Axle Lane (Mick Clay).

12th September At Axle Lane this morning were 9 Skylark, 4 Linnet, 37 Lesser Black-Backed Gull, Whitethroat, 15 Goldfinch, Nuthatch, 8 Grey Partridge and a Grey Heron (John Williamson).

11th September Down Brands Lane today there were c90 Linnet, 9 Meadow Pipit, 2 Yellowhammer, 3 Reed Bunting, and 18 Lesser Black-backed Gull >S. Along the Chesterfield Canal near Turnerwood, in the evening there were 2 Mute Swan, juv. and ad. Moorhen and a Kingfisher. At Tommy Flockton's Marsh Moorhen and a Chiffchaff (Alfie Bloor). At Axle Lane a juv. Corn Bunting feeding in stubble field with 2 Linnet (Mick Clay). At Langold Lake were Kingfisher, Kestrel, Heron & Grey Wagtail (Mick Scott). Results of a Nocturnal Migration (noc-mig) recording last night included an Oystercatcher at 0530 (Alfie Bloor).

10th September down Brands Lane there were c90 Linnet, 9 Meadow Pipit, 2 Yellowhammer, 3 Reed Bunting, and 18 Lesser Black-backed Gull >S. Down Chesterfield canal near Turnerwood in the evening there were 2 Mute Swan, juv and ad Moorhen and a Kingfisher. At Tommy Flockton's marsh there was a Moorhen and a Chiffchaff (Alfie Bloor).

8th September At Kiveton Pit Top were 13 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 8 Bullfinch, plus Siskin and Swift >S. At Axle m& f Peregrine sat in the field, 2 Kestrel as well as 21 Meadow Pipit, Tree Pipit and 2 Grey Wagtail >S (Mick Clay). An amazing record of a Manx Shearwater sat in the middle of the road between Dinnington & Woodsetts, picked up by an early morning milkman at around 0200. We believe it was taken into care and to the Butterfly House at Anston, before being taken by the RSPCA in Merseyside. An amazing first for SK58. Tree Pipit >S and steady passage of Meadow Pipit (Mick Clay). 3 Buzzard over Langold Lake (Jan & Den Jarrold). Results of a Nocturnal Migration (noc-mig) recording last night included a Golden Plover at 0000, with another at 0100 (Alfie Bloor).

Manx Shearwater @ in care per Gareth Picton & Alfie Bloor

7th September At Axle Lane were 28 Meadow Pipit, 4 Swallow >S, 9 Golden Plover and juv. Hobby. At First Lane were 16 Grey Partridge and a Buzzard (Mick Clay).

6th September At Kiveton Pit Top today were 13 Chiffchaff, 5 Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Whitethroat, 6 Bullfinch, 2 Siskin and 2 Swift >S. At Axle juv. Hobby and 3 Buzzard (Mick Clay). A Swift >NW over Dinnington (Alfie Bloor).

5th September At Langold Pit Top were 3 Siskin, Peregrine and Lesser Whitethroat (John Gallagher). A Yellow-legged Gull at Axle Lane (Mick Clay).

Lesser Whitethroat @ Langold Pit Top © John Gallagher

4th September At Axle Lane a Yellow Legged Gull (Alfie Bloor), with 100 Lesser Black-backed Gull. At Harry Croft's Quarry were 4 Whitethroat, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, Siskin, Swift and 48 House Martin >S, Snipe, 2 Buzzard and 2 Raven (Alfie Bloor, John Gallagher & Mick Clay).

3rd September At Axle Lane were 300 Lesser Black-backed Gull and at Harry Croft's Quarry were 2 Whitethroat, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Yellowhammer, 2 Snipe, Buzzard, 2 Little Owl and 2 Raven. At Thurcroft Pit Top late evening were Buzzard, m Kestrel, Peregrine and 29 Swallow >S and in Carr village, a Barn Owl hunting over the horse paddocks, plus Tawny Owl calling (Alfie Bloor, John Gallagher & Mick Clay).

2nd September Down Brands Lane there were c230 Linnet, 4 Reed Bunting, 2 Chaffinch and 43 Woodpigeon (Alfie Bloor). In Harry Croft's Quarry today were 7 Whitethroat, 8 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, Blackcap, 13 Yellowhammer, Tree Pipit feeding by ponds, 12 Meadow Pipit and 4 Swift >S, 13 Stock Dove, 3 Snipe, Buzzard plus imm, 2 Raven and 5 Buzzard over Old Spring Wood (Mick Clay).

1st September At Axle Lane were 2 Buzzard (Mick Clay). Down Brands Lane were 200+ Linnet and a Kestrel. At Letwell there were 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull and a Grey Partridge (Alfie Bloor).

Sparrowhawk @ Todwick © Ray Sykes

31st August At Thurcroft Pit Top today were 2 Buzzard, 5 Chiffchaff, 5 Whitethroat, 25 Swallow, 28 Swift, single Sand Martin and 3 Siskin >S. In field close by were 400 Lesser Black-backed Gull. At Axle were 3 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk and a Kestrel (Mick Clay). This morning down Brands Lane there were 76 Linnet, 16 Swallow, 5 Carrion Crow, Whitethroat, 4 Swift, Chiffchaff, 2 Dunnock, 4 Reed Bunting, 23 Goldfinch, Jay, Blackcap, 2 Yellowhammer, Wren and a Robin (Alfie Bloor). A Tree Pipit and several Siskin >SE over a Woodsetts garden (Gareth Picton). Imm Hobby at Brancliffe Grange today plus Peregrine >E over Woodsetts (Barry Cartwright).

30th August At Harry Croft's Quarry this morning were 4 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Little Owl, 4 Buzzard including a juv. and Raven. At Hawks Wood were 2 Buzzard, at Lindrick Dale 2 more Buzzard over Long Thwaite wood and 5 Buzzard at a copse nearby (Little Thwaite Wood?) (Mick Clay). f Marsh Harrier around Harry Croft's Quarry, plus 2 Shelduck from Kings Wood Corner and Red Kite feeding in fields by Stubbings Wood (Andy Murray).

28th August At Thurcroft Pit Top today was a Short-eared Owl, 50 Goldfinch, 2 Buzzard, Kestrel, f Sparrowhawk and Peregrine (John Gallagher).

20th August Peregrine chasing Woodpigeon at Axle Lane (Mick Clay).

18th August This morning down Brands Lane there were 67 Linnet, Buzzard, a Swift, 22 Woodpigeon, 5 Goldfinch, 3 Chiffchaff and 2 Meadow Pipit (Alfie Bloor). f Peregrine at Axle Lane again this afternoon (Mick Clay).

17th August An ad. f and an imm. f Peregrine devouring a Woodpigeon at Axle Lane (Mick Clay).

16th August This morning down Brands Lane were 120+ Linnet, 3 Yellowhammer, 12 House Sparrow and a Swallow (Alfie Bloor).

15th August Results of a Nocturnal Migration (noc-mig) recording last night included a Common Sandpiper over Dinnington at 0350 (Alfie Bloor). Early morning in Harry Croft's Quarry yielded a Buzzard, a f Marsh Harrier low >S, which came back, 15 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackbird, 150 Goldfinch, 12 Woodpigeon, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Stock Dove, 4 Carrion Crow, 20 Jackdaw, c15 Linnet, 4 Rook, Kestrel, imm. f Sparrowhawk, 4 Wren, Blackcap, 6 Yellowhammer, 7 Whitethroat, Heron >E, 5 Willow Warbler, Song Thrush, 74 House Martin, Green Sandpiper >S and 2 Tree Pipit. At Hodsock were 4 juv. Buzzard, 9 House Martin, 7 Stock Dove, 18 Pied Wagtail (mostly imm's), 54 Linnet, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 6 Greenfinch, 6 Rook, 4 Yellow Wagtail, Heron, Lapwing and a Common Tern >W (Andy Hirst). Early morning at Kiveton Pit Top were 14 Chiffchaff, 6 Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 5 Bullfinch, 17 Long-tailed Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Buzzard (Mick Clay).

14th August A Red Kite with 7 Buzzard to the E of Dinnington plus a Common Tern at Ledger Lakes. In Harry Croft's Quarry were 90+ Goldfinch, 5 Chiffchaff a Yellow Wagtail and 3 Linnet. Around Gildingwells was a Buzzard and 4 Kestrel (Alfie Bloor).

13th August A Red Kite at Todwick Road, Dinnington (Paul Bloor).

12th August A juv. Wheatear by the hole in the wall at Axle Lane (Mick Clay). A Marsh Harrier (sex/ age unknown) at Hodsock (Alfie Bloor).

11th August A juv. Wheatear at Axle Lane today (Mick Clay). 3 Shelduck >NE over Woodsetts (Andy Hirst).

10th August A Curlew >S over Axle Lane and a Curlew >NE over Harry Croft's Quarry plus 4 Willow Warbler, 13 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Whitethroat. Most of the warblers in W hedgerow. Plus 4 Yellowhammer one with food, Buzzard with juv and 2 Raven (Mick Clay). A Spotted Flycatcher taking butterflies at Thwaite House Farm (John Williamson).

9th August A f Wheatear at Axle Lane (Michael Gray). 2 Golden Plover over Harry Croft's Quarry (Andy Murray) and another Golden Plover over South Anston (Mick Clay). Results of a Nocturnal Migration (noc-mig) recording last night included a Tree Pipit over Dinnington at 0025 (Alfie Bloor). On the Woodsetts to Wallingwells footpath were 2 Buzzard and 2 juv's, Little Owl and Tawny Owl calling, Kestrel, 2 ad. & 10 juv. Grey Partridge, 3 Bullfinch and 2 Sand Martin (Mick Clay).

Wren @ Todwick © Ray Sykes

8th August A Corn Bunting sat in a dead tree by footpath at Harry Croft's Quarry. Plus 32 Willow Warbler, 12 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Whitethroat. Most of the warblers in W hedgerow. Corn Bunting, 6 Yellowhammer, 14 Long-tailed Tit, 2 juv. Buzzard, 2 Raven, m & f Peregrine and a late Marbled White butterfly (Mick Clay).

7th August In Harry Croft's Quarry were 16 Willow Warbler, 18 Chiffchaff, 11 Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, juv. Redstart, 4 Yellowhammer, Corn Bunting, Raven and Buzzard (Mick Clay). A Red Kite plucking between Gildingwells and Wallingwells (Alfie Bloor).

6th August This morning down Brands Lane were Yellow Wagtail and 12 Linnet. Off Swinston Hill Road, Dinnington were 40+ House Sparrow. Near the Butterfly House were 23 Black-headed Gull, 3 Herring Gull and 13 Lesser Black-backed Gull. In Harry Croft's Quarry were Yellow Wagtail, Tree Pipit over, Skylark, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 2 Yellowhammer, Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Tit, 3 Goldfinch, 16 Linnet, 5 Chiffchaff and a Sparrowhawk over (Alfie Bloor) At Hodsock today were 30 Swallow, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, 10 Tree Sparrow, 20 House Sparrow, 9 Yellow Wagtail, 22 Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail, Corn Bunting, Oystercatcher calling plus 3ad. & 4 juv. Buzzard (Mick Clay). Near Dinnington were 2 juv. Tawny Owl (Alfie Bloor).

4th August Along Brands Lane were a Yellow Wagtail, 2 Reed Bunting, 3 Skylark, 4 Linnet, Grey Heron >SE, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull >S, 2 Carrion Crow, 15 Woodpigeon and 5 Goldfinch (Alfie Bloor).

2nd August 3 Buzzard over Letwell and 2 Buzzard at Long Thwaite Wood (Mick Clay). A Corn Bunting briefly in Harry Croft's Quarry before departing >E (Andy Murray).

Blue Tit & Juv @ Todwick © Ray Sykes

1st August At Long Thwaite Wood were 2 juv. Spotted Flycatcher, Little Owl and 3 Buzzard (Mick Clay). Results of a Nocturnal Migration (noc-mig) recording last night included an Oystercatcher over Dinnington at 21.50 (Alfie Bloor).

31st July At Harry Croft's Quarry were 8 Chiffchaff, 7 Whitethroat, 5 Willow Warbler, 8 Yellowhammer, 16 Swallow, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Kestrel, Buzzard and Hobby hunting (Mick Clay).

30th July At Harry Croft's Quarry today were 32 Chiffchaff, 11 Whitethroat, 9 Willow Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 13 Blackcap, 8 Yellowhammer, Song Thrush, Little Egret, 80 Swift, Buzzard, a pair of Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel and Green Woodpecker at Smarson Hills Wood. Langold Lake produced Green Woodpecker, Buzzard, Kingfisher and 4 Great Crested Grebe (Mick Clay). A Hobby >E over Dinnington (Alfie Bloor).

29th July In Harry Croft's Quarry this morning were 9 Whitethroat, c33 Goldfinch, 3 Yellowhammer, 6 Great Tit, 9 Woodpigeon, Grey Heron, 4 Carrion Crow, 19 Chiffchaff, 5 Linnet, Hobby hunting, 50+ Swift, Pied Wagtail, 2 Blue Tit, Blackcap, Willow Warbler and a Moorhen. Around Gildingwells this evening were 2 Barn Owl, 38+ Swift, 18 Swallow and a Buzzard (Alfie Bloor). Here also were counts of 29 Chiffchaff, 5 Whitethroat, 14 Willow Warbler, Blackcap, 5 Yellowhammer, 2 Song Thrush, 100 Swift, 65 Jackdaw, 60 Rook and Hobby. Over Anston Stones Wood, a Buzzard. Over South Anston Hobby >S in the afternoon with Swifts plus 2 Buzzard over (Mick Clay).

28th July 64 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 78 Black-headed Gull at Axle Lane (Mick Clay).

27th July At Brown Baileys today were Tufted Duck & 2 juvs, 30 Swift and 20+ Sand Martin nests. Carlton Lake held Little Grebe, 15 Mallard, Kingfisher, 25 Sand Martin, 15 Swift and pair of Great Crested Grebe, each with a juv. on their back. At Langold Lake were 100 Swift, Kingfisher, 3 pair of Great Crested Grebe, one on a nest and 55 Mallard (John Gallagher).

24th July Around the Langold Lake area this morning were Buzzard and Hobby (Mick Scott). A Long-eared Owl at Thurcroft Pit Top today (Dave Jackson).

22nd July In Harry Croft's Quarry today were 20 Goldfinch, 5 Yellowhammer, 6 Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, Buzzard, 4 Carrion Crow, 5 Chiffchaff, Green Woodpecker, Song Thrush, 3 Great Tit, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Dunnock, juv. Yellow Wagtail and a Willow Warbler (Alfie Bloor). Plus from here were 11 Yellowhammer, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 22 Chiffchaff, 6 Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 2 Little Owl, Oystercatcher >E and Hummingbird Hawk-moth on S boundary (Mick Clay). Same Oystercatcher over South Anston 2 mins before Harry Croft's Quarry record (Andy Murray).

21st July 30+ Swift over Axle Lane (Den & Jan Jarrold).

20th July At Long Thwaite Wood were Buzzard, 3 juv. Kestrel and Mistle Thrush with food (Mick Clay).

19th July Over and around Langold Lake today were Kestrel, Buzzard, Red Kite and Hobby plus 3 Buzzard later (Mick Scott). Results of a Nocturnal Migration (noc-mig) recording last night included an Oystercatcher over Dinnington at 0219 (Alfie Bloor).

18th July At Langold Lake were 2 Green Woodpecker and a Common Tern (Mick Scott). A m, f and 3 juv. Kestrel sat on straw bales Thwaite House Farm plus Quail singing from the corn field this evening (John Williamson). Results of a Nocturnal Migration (noc-mig) recording last night included a Moorhen over Dinnington at 0145 (Alfie Bloor). At Langold Lake today were 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 3 Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush feeding juvs, ad & juv. Buzzard, Common Tern and a juv. Tawny Owl (Mick Clay).

17th July At Gildingwells this morning were 5 Swallow, 2 Starling and 6 Woodpigeon. At Letwell were 3 Yellow Wagtail, Reed Bunting, 7 Skylark, Buzzard and 2 Whitethroat. At Long Thwaite Wood were 7 Goldfinch, 2 Blackbird, Marsh Tit, 2 Chaffinch and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. Lingodell were 9 Canada Goose and 2 Greylag Goose. At Kings Wood were 5 Long-tailed Tit, Marsh Tit and 3 Goldfinch. At Roche Abbey were 2 Great Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 3 Blackcap, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Pied Wagtail, an ad. and 2 Juv. Spotted Flycatcher and 6 Mallard (Alfie Bloor). At Harry Croft's Quarry, a Little Owl, Raven, Green Woodpecker,15 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and Garden Warbler all on west hedge line, plus 3 Song Thrush (Mick Clay).

Buzzard @ Langold Holt © John Gallagher

16th July At Harry Croft's Quarry were 4 Whitethroat, 7 Chiffchaff, 4 Yellowhammer, 3 Yellow Wagtail >S, 2 Siskin >S and a Buzzard (Mick Clay).

15th July In Harry Croft's Quarry today were Yellow Wagtail, 2 Skylark, 5 Yellowhammer, 4 Blackbird, 2 Dunnock, 2 Great Tit, 4 Goldfinch, 7 Chiffchaff, Coot, 2 Robin, 2 Grey Partridge, Grey Heron, 4 Blue Tit, 2 Bullfinch, Song Thrush, 5 Black-headed Gull >W and 2 Long-tailed Tit. Results of a Nocturnal Migration (noc-mig) recording last night included a Moorhen over Dinnington at 0330. Plus 2 Tree Sparrow by the Butterfly House (Alfie Bloor). At Axle Lane were 10 juv. Yellow Wagtail (Mick Clay).

Swallow @ Brancliffe Grange © John Gallagher

14th July A Red Kite between Buckwood Farm and Langold Lake (Mick Scott).

13th July At Langold Lake this afternoon were 6ad. and 2juv. Mute Swan, 24 Mallard, 1f & 12juv. Tufted Duck, 13ad. & 4juv. Coot, 7ad. & 5juv. Moorhen, 15 Greylag Goose, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 20 House Martin, Black-headed Gull, f Shoveler, Common Tern, Heron and a Green Woodpecker (Andy Hirst). At Langold Lake was a f Tufted Duck with 8 juvs, f Shoveler and a Kingfisher (Mick Clay).

12th July Results of a Nocturnal Migration (noc-mig) recording last night included a Coot over Dinnington at 2335 (Alfie Bloor). In Harry Croft's Quarry today were 17 Whitethroat which included at least 5 juvs, also 2 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 12 Yellowhammer, Yellow Wagtail >S, 2 Siskin >S, Buzzard and Hummingbird Hawk-moth (Mick Clay).

11th July At Dinnington Marsh were Willow Tit, Sparrowhawk and Little Owl in a nestbox with 3+ owlets. Roche Abbey produced Kingfisher, Grey Wagtail and 2 juvs, 3 Siskin, 3 Marsh Tit, Tawny Owl, 2ad. and 2juv. Kestrel and 2 Spotted Flycatcher with 3 juvs. At Firbeck Hall were Kingfisher and Siskin (John Gallagher).

Juv. Spotted Flycatcher with Small Tortoiseshell butterfly @ Roche Abbey © John Gallagher.

10th July Along Brands Lane today were 5 Swallow, Dunnock, Black-headed Gull >N, Wren, 2 Carrion Crow, 3 Woodpigeon, 2 Cormorant >N, 6 Linnet, 11 Skylark, Yellow Wagtail, Whitethroat, Yellowhammer and 3 Goldfinch (Alfie Bloor).

8th July In Harry Croft's Quarry, a Barn Owl hunting, juv. Little Owl and a Little Egret feeding in small ponds, (Mick Clay).

5th July At Long Thwaite Wood this morning were 2 Goldcrest, f Sparrowhawk, Mistle Thrush, 3 Chiffchaff, Coal Tit, Treecreeper, Blackcap, 6 Linnet, Whitethroat, 2 Yellowhammer, Skylark and a Yellow Wagtail at Penny Hill (John Williamson).

4th July In Harry Croft's Quarry were a Pied Wagtail, 2 Blackbird, 3 Yellowhammer, 6 Whitethroat, 4 Linnet, 11 Goldfinch, 2 Carrion Crow, 7 Woodpigeon, Willow Warbler, Green Woodpecker and 13 Swift (Alfie Bloor).

3rd July At a windy NAPT were Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, Reed Bunting, Kestrel and Sparrowhawk (Mick Clay). Results of a Nocturnal Migration (noc-mig) recording last night included 2 Redshank over Dinnington at 0007 (Alfie Bloor). A Red Kite by the A57 below Axle Lane (Andy Murray).

2nd July During the evening, in the field near Swinston Hill Wood was a Barn Owl quartering. Also a Grey Partridge and c12 Swift (Alfie Bloor).

1st July At Harry Croft's Quarry were Little Owl, 6 Yellowhammer, 8 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, Willow Warbler and Song Thrush and at Axle Lane were 2 Buzzard, 2 Peregrine and 150 Swift (Mick Clay).

30th June At Langold Lake were 3 Great Crested Grebe inc. one on a nest and a large juv. A Grey Heron, 5 Mute Swan and 2 cygnets, a single m Tufted Duck, a Swallow, Grey Wagtail, 5 Pied Wagtail, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Mistle Thrush, Reed Warbler, 5 Blackcap and 10 Chiffchaff (Geoff & Lyn Facer). Along Brands Lane were a Barn Owl and 18 Swift (Alfie Bloor).

29th June At Red Lane Carlton today were 3 Yellow Wagtail and a juv, 4 Yellowhammer, 20 Linnet, 3 Whitethroat with 2 juvs, 18 Skylark, 142 Rook, 36 Jackdaw, Buzzard and a Kestrel. At Owdy Lane were 2 Yellow Wagtail and at Hodsock were 4 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Tree Sparrow, 15 Skylark, 16 House Martin and a Buzzard (Mick Clay).

28th June At NAPT this morning were 8 Blackbird, 6 Meadow Pipit, 9 Wren, 10 Blackcap, Buzzard, 3 Song Thrush, 7 Reed Bunting, Lesser Whitethroat, 13 House Martin, 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Stock Dove, 2 Bullfinch, 6 Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, Jay, 4 House Sparrow, 2 Reed Warbler, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Mallard, 7 Swallow and a m Kestrel. Around Roche Abbey were a m Crossbill, 3 Wren, 4 Chiffchaff, f Grey Wagtail, 4 Blackbird, 8 Mallard, Moorhen and 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker. Langold Lake revealed 2 Black-headed Gull, 53 Mallard, 8 Coot, 5ad, 2juv. Mute Swan, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 25 Greylag Goose, 4 Tufted Duck, Kingfisher and 3 Moorhen. Nearby Carlton Lake produced a Great Crested Grebe on a nest, 5 Whitethroat, 5 Swift, imm. Heron, 28 House Martin, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull >S, 11 Mallard, 2 Sand Martin, and a Yellowhammer (Andy Hirst).

Barn Owl @ Slade Hooton © Chris Tyler

25th June At Langold Lake today were 8 Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler on top pond, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Buzzard and Great Crested Grebe on a nest. Also Butterfly counts included 244 Meadow Brown, 87 Ringlet, 134 Marble White, 4 Red Admiral, Comma, Speckled Wood, 4 Small Skipper and 18 Small White. At Harry Croft's Quarry were Raven and a Buzzard. Butterflies here included 64 Meadow Brown, 32 Ringlet, 7 Marble White, a Dark Green Fritillary, Comma, 10 Small Heath, 10 Small Skipper and 14 Tortoiseshell (Mick Clay). A Red Kite >NW over Dinnington (Alfie Bloor).

24th June At Red Lane, Carlton were 2 Buzzard, Sparrowhawk with food, Kestrel and 4 Sand Martin. At Owdy Lane were Buzzard, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Oystercatcher >S and Marsh Harrier >SW (Mick Clay & Andy Murray).

23rd June An ad. Long-eared Owl at Kiveton Pit Top (Kiveton Community Woodland) early morning (Alan Bateman). At Hodsock were 150 Swift, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 12 Lapwing, Sparrowhawk, Red Kite and Lesser Whitethroat singing (John Gallagher). At Harry Croft's s Quarry were Raven and Little Owl (Mick Clay). Down Brands Lane were Kestrel, Barn Owl, Grey Partridge, 3 Swift and a Swallow (Alfie Bloor).

Elephant Hawk Moth @ Dinnington © Alfie Bloor

22nd June Down Brands Lane this morning were 4 Whitethroat, 3 Yellowhammer and a Hobby hunting low over the fields (Alfie Bloor).

21st June In Harry Croft's Quarry today were Little Owl, 60 Swift and 12 House Martin plus 2 Buzzard over Anston Stones Wood (Mick Clay).

20th June An Oystercatcher at Tommy Flockton's Marsh this morning (Brian Chambers). At Harry Croft's Quarry today were a Hobby hunting the quarry and 3 Buzzard (Mick Clay).

19th June Today were 71 Starling at Gildingwells. At Roche Abbey were 5 Mallard, 2 Grey Wagtail, 4 Swallow and a pair of Spotted Flycatcher feeding chicks at the nest (Alfie Bloor).

18th June We've heard that one of our nest boxes had 3 juv Barn Owl in it, but one juv. left the nest too early and was possibly taken by a cat. (per Mick Clay).

16th June Down Brands Lane today were 6 Linnet, 4 Skylark, a m Reed Bunting and 2 Whitethroat. Down Gildingwells Road were 2 Yellowhammer, 4 Woodpigeon, 2 Goldfinch, 149 Starling (no Rosy!), Kestrel and 2 Swallow. At Letwell, a Swift, 4 Linnet, 4 Skylark and 2 Yellow Wagtail. There was also a roosting Barn Owl off Gildingwells Road. This evening down Brands Lane were 9 Skylark, 14 Linnet and a m Reed Bunting (Alfie Bloor).

15th June Down Brands Lane today were 5 Swallow, 2 Yellowhammer, Blackcap and 4 Whitethroat (Alfie Bloor).

10th June In Harry Croft's Quarry today were Raven, Little Owl, Sparrowhawk, 13 Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler, 3 Song Thrush and 9 Yellowhammer. All the Little Grebe have left the quarry; the last pair left due to disturbance (Mick Clay).

9th June At Hodsock, to the N side of track, near sewage works in a rape field were 2 Corn Bunting, one in a small hedge running S>N, in rape and one flying from there along main hedge, also 3 Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting , 2 Tree Sparrow, 10 Greenfinch, 9 Whitethroat, Yellow Wagtail, Garden Warbler with food near farm on track, 15 Swallow, 44 Swift, 20 Skylark, Grey Partridge, 21 Lapwing in fields by the farm, near sewage works and 3 Buzzard (Mick Clay). Spotted Flycatcher in Harry Croft's Quarry today (Kevin Hartley).

Spotted Flycatcher @ Harry Croft's Quarry © Kevin Hartley

8th June A Hobby over a Woodsetts garden (Gareth Picton).

7th June At Thurcroft Marsh early morning were Garden Warbler, 3 Song Thrush, 6 Chaffinch, 6 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 7 Wren, 3 Blackbird, 13 Whitethroat, 3 Bullfinch, 4 Blackcap, Moorhen and a Jay. At Thurcroft Pit Top were 8 Skylark, 13 Whitethroat, 14 Reed Bunting, 6 Reed Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Yellowhammer, 2 Stock Dove, 4 Mallard, 5 Willow Warbler, 9 Linnet, 2 Meadow Pipit and 4 Bullfinch. Around Roche Abbey were 4 Swallow, 8 Blackcap, 3 Song Thrush, 9 Wren, 6 Blackbird, 6 Chaffinch, 14 Mallard, Moorhen, Heron, a pair of Gadwall and 5 House Martin. From Thornbury Hill were Cormorant, 2 Skylark and a Swift. Unfortunately the bread wielding hordes made it impossible to count the wildfowl at Langold Lake except for the following; 6ad. and 2 juv. Mute Swan, 3 Great Crested Grebe and a nest plus 12 Greylag Goose (Andy Hirst). Plus 15 Swift over Langold Pit Top, Kestrel and Garden Warbler on old pit site (Mick Scott).

6th June Down Brands Lane this morning, a m Reed Bunting and 3 Skylark. Along Gildingwells Road near Letwell were 2 Yellowhammer, 2 Linnet, Whitethroat, 4 Swift and 2 Swallow. In Letwell were 4 House Martin. From Lingodell sheep field was a mixed flock of 12 House Martin and 9 Swallow. Along Kings Wood Lane were Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit and 2 Marsh Tit. Over Stubbings Wood were 2 Buzzard. At Roche Abbey were Spotted Flycatcher, 2 Marsh Tit, 4 Chiffchaff including 2 adults feeding a fledgling, m &f Gadwall, 4 Mallard, Grey Heron, 6 Long-tailed Tit, Moorhen, 4 Mistle Thrush, Swift, 7 House Martin and 5 Swallow (Alfie Bloor).

3rd June 2 Rose-ringed Parakeet >E over a Kiveton house (Alan Bateman). Down Brands Lane today, a Whitethroat, m Reed Bunting, Lesser Black-backed Gull >NW, Black-headed Gull >S, 2 Linnet, 4 Goldfinch, 2 Carrion Crow and 4 Skylark. Over the fields near the Butterfly House were 50+ Swift and 6 Swallow (Alfie Bloor).

2nd June At Plantation Court, Dinnington this morning were 10+ Swift hawking insects. At Dinnington Pit Top were 2 Goldcrest, Chiffchaff, Greenfinch, Swallow, 2 Whitethroat, 6 Meadow Pipit, 2 Linnet and a Blackcap (John Williamson). This evening down Brands Lane were 3 Grey Partridge, Kestrel, 3 Skylark, 4 Swift flying and 2 Carrion Crow (Alfie Bloor).

1st June At Langold Lake today were ad. Mute Swan and 2 juv's, 5 Tufted Duck, 3ad. and a juv. Great Crested Grebe plus a Kingfisher (John Gallagher).

31st May Over a Woodsetts garden in a few hours were 5 Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel and a Peregrine over village for ages (Gareth Picton).

30th May A Sedge Warbler by Stiff's along the Chesterfield Canal, plus Peregrine over Turnerwood (John Gallagher). Down Brands Lane the morning were 6 Skylark, 4 Linnet, 27 Stock Dove, 2 Yellowhammer and 2 Whitethroat (Alfie Bloor).

29th May Along Brands Lane this evening were 2 Grey Partridge, Kestrel, Buzzard and 3 Skylark (Alfie Bloor).

Greenfinch @ Dinnington Pit Top © John Williamson

27th May A Barn Owl and Whimbrel over a Woodsetts garden this evening (Gareth Picton). In Harry Croft's Quarry a Spotted Flycatcher and Little Owl. Also 10 Small Heath and 7 Common Blue butterflies. Plus single Black-tailed Skimmer, single Emperor and 8 Four-spotted Chaser dragonflies (Mick Clay).

26th May A full day in the field produced at Harry Croft's Quarry; 7 Blackbird, 23 Whitethroat, 5 Blackcap, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 18 Linnet, 6 Reed Bunting, 5 Willow Warbler, Coot, 8 Skylark, 7 Yellowhammer, 12 Goldfinch, 4 Song Thrush, 6 Grey Partridge, 8 Stock Dove, 6 Mallard, 2 Lapwing, 5 Pied Wagtail, 2 Little Owl, a pair of Gadwall, 17 Greylag Goose >N, 2 Buzzard, Little Grebe, Mistle Thrush, Barn Owl, Heron, Jay and a f Green Woodpecker. At Roche Abbey were 11 Blackcap, 7 Wren, 8 Goldcrest, 8 Robin, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Nuthatch, 5 Whitethroat, Grey Wagtail, 8 Mallard inc. 5 juv's, Buzzard, 2 Black-headed Gull, 3 Song Thrush and a f Bullfinch. At Hodsock were 31 Swift, ad. and 3 juv Lapwing, Oystercatcher, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Whitethroat, 12 Greylag Goose, 6 Tree Sparrow, 3 Blackcap and 4 Linnet. At Hardwick Ashes were 4 Buzzard, 3 Skylark, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Jay, 3 Yellowhammer and a Great Spotted Woodpecker (Andy Hirst). In Harry Croft's Quarry later that morning were 11 Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, 5 Yellowhammer, Yellow Wagtail and a Little Owl (Mick Clay). Plus 8 Whitethroat, 2 Song Thrush, 7 Blackbird, 6 Stock Dove, 4 Dunnock, 2 Wren, Willow Warbler, Moorhen, Reed Bunting and a Pied Wagtail. At Kiveton Pit Top (Community Woodland) were 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Swift, 3 House Martin, 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Reed Bunting, 2 Greenfinch, Willow Tit, 2 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, 5 Linnet, 2 Whitethroat and 2 Magpie (Alfie Bloor). Earlier that morning were a Cuckoo, a pair of Kestrel and 4 Reed Warbler (John Williamson).

25th May A Red Kite >S over South Anston this morning (Mick Clay). At Long Thwaite Wood were 2 Sparrowhawk and Kestrel. Hodsock Flash, which has now dried up produced 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Oystercatcher and 10 Lapwing with juv's (John Gallagher). 9 Buzzard over Thornbury Hill, 4 Buzzard over Kings Wood and 3 Buzzard over Sandbeck (Mick Clay & Andy Murray). Also, a Red Kite >S over South Anston (possibly seen 3 times that day) (Mick Clay). Along Brands Lane were 3 Skylark and a Yellowhammer. In the fields north of Firbeck were 15 Swallow, 2 Yellow Wagtail and 3 Skylark. At Breck Lane, Dinnington were 19 Swift screaming (Alfie Bloor).

24th May At Long Thwaite Wood this morning were 30+ Carrion Crow, 15+ House Sparrow, 10+ Woodpigeon, 4 Blue Tit, 8 Chaffinch, 5 Robin, 3 Blackbird, Goldcrest, 10+ Long-tailed Tit, Great Tit, 2 Wren, 2 Blackcap, Coal Tit, Treecreeper, Garden Warbler, Mistle Thrush, 2 Skylark, 4 Yellowhammer, 6 Linnet, Red-legged Partridge, 3 Dunnock, 2 Goldfinch and a Pied Wagtail (John Williamson).

23rd May Along Brands Lane were a Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 8 Carrion Crow, 5 Skylark, 4 Linnet and a Swallow. In fields around Letwell were 3 Swift, 2 Skylark, 3 Linnet, Yellow Wagtail and a Yellowhammer (Alfie Bloor).

20th May A Cuckoo calling at Kiveton Pit Top (Kiveton Waters Community Woodland) at 0520 (Alan Bateman) plus a Cuckoo at Dinnington Pit Top, opposite the Tesco entrance. At Roche Abbey a Spotted Flycatcher and a Yellow Wagtail >W. At Long Thwaite Wood a Little Owl, m Kestrel and a Buzzard (John Williamson). A Hobby over Brands Lane (Alfie Bloor).

Little Owl @ Long Thwaite Wood © John Williamson

19th May a f Wheatear at Kiveton Pit Top (Kiveton Waters Community Woodland) (Alan Bateman). A Cuckoo from Long Thwaite Wood this morning (Mick Clay). A Willow Tit along the Mineral Line at Dinnington Marsh (Andy Murray) and 2 Spotted Flycatcher at Roche Abbey (Mick Clay).

Spotted Flycatcher @ Roche Abbey © John Williamson

18th May In Harry Croft's Quarry today were Sand Martin and Swallow, together >N, 16 Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, 8 Yellowhammer, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Bullfinch, Little Owl, 4 Little Grebe, m Gadwall, 4 Greylag Goose and a Buzzard (Mick Clay). At Roche Abbey this morning were 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Blackcap, 2 Bullfinch, 10 + Goldcrest, Greenfinch, 2 Treecreeper, Garden Warbler, 4 Chiffchaff, 2 Buzzard, m Kestrel and a Spotted Flycatcher (John Williamson). A Hobby >N from Kiveton towards Harthill (per Twitter). Along Axle Lane were 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Yellowhammer and 6 Skylark (Alfie Bloor).

17th May A Red Kite >S over observers garden, towards Worksop (Richard Platts).

16th May A Cuckoo over Letwell calling (Nicky Blyth). At Langold Lake were 3 Great Crested Grebe nests, Green Woodpecker and 2 Common Sandpiper. At Roche Abbey were 2 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Grey Wagtail and 2 Spotted Flycatcher (John Gallagher).

14th May Around Langold Lake were 2 Buzzard over, Garden Warbler, 6 Skylark, 25 Juv. Canada Goose plus 6 Swift, probably nesting in Langold village (Mick Scott).

13th May Down Brands Lane this morning were Whitethroat, 3 Skylark, 3 Carrion Crow, 5 Stock Dove, Yellowhammer and a Song Thrush. Along Gildingwells Road were Yellowhammer, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Pheasant, and a Lapwing. Around Letwell were 4 Greenfinch, Blackcap and a Yellowhammer. At Langold Lake were 3 Goldcrest, 7 Mute Swan, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, 4 Coot, 17 Mallard, 4 Tufted Duck, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 11 Greylag Goose, 5 Canada Goose on the lake and 39 grazing on the surrounding fields and a further 25 Goslings, Grey Heron, 2 Common Tern, 5 Moorhen, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Lapwing. At Kings Wood were Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Blackcap, Chiffchaff, Mistle Thrush, and a Kestrel. Around Roche Abbey were Whitethroat, 2 Pied Wagtail, 5 Mallard and 6 juv's, 2 Blackcap, 2 Gadwall, House Martin and a Swallow (Alfie Bloor).

11th May A Red Kite at Kiveton Pit Top (Community Woodland) today (per Twitter). At Hodsock this morning were 4 Greenfinch, 3 Blackcap, m Kestrel, 3 Lapwing, 2 Chiffchaff, 5 Whitethroat and a pair of Garden Warbler. At Langold Lake were Coal Tit, 3 Goldcrest and a pair of Common Tern. At Owdy Lane, Carlton in Lindrick were 6 Linnet, m Kestrel and a m Yellow Wagtail (John Williamson). 11 Swift over Axle Lane today (Jan & Den Jarrold).

10th May Results of a Nocturnal Migration (noc-mig) recording last night included A Coot over Dinnington at 2230 (Alfie Bloor).

9th May At Thurcroft Marsh this morning were 2 Bullfinch, 7 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Swift and a Sedge Warbler. At Thurcroft Pit Top were 20+ Whitethroat, 2 Swallow, 4 Linnet, 15+ Reed Bunting, f Kestrel, 2 Yellowhammer, Moorhen, 4 Reed Warbler, Yellow Wagtail >NE (John Williamson). Confirmed breeding of Kingfisher at Langold Lake, plus the Common Tern still present (Mick Scott). At Carlton Lake today were 2m Gadwall , 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Song Thrush and 6 Lapwing with chicks. At Hardwick Ashes were 3 Yellow Wagtail and at Park Avenue, Dinnington were 10 Swift, returning to breed (John Gallagher). Sedge Warbler by hospice entrance at NAPT (Brian Chambers).

8th May 5 Skylark over Langold Pit Top today. At Langold Lake were 2 pairs of Great Crested Grebe, Kingfisher and a pair of Common Tern (Mick Scott). At Carr were Lesser Whitethroat and Garden Warbler. At Thurcroft Pit Top, in the bowl were 5 Reed Warbler, Grasshopper Warbler and Dunlin (John Gallagher). At Letwell and bridleway to Dinnington were 9 Skylark, 2 Blackcap, 3 Goldfinch, Greenfinch, 2 Long-tailed Tit, Buzzard, 2 Magpie, 2 Wren, 2 Robin, Dunnock and 2 Chaffinch (Nicky Blyth). At Harry Croft's Quarry today were Grasshopper Warbler by the entrance and 3 Lesser Whitethroat to the S side (Mick Clay).

7th May A f Whinchat on Second Lane, by Harry Croft's Quarry, plus 2 Yellow Wagtail and Grasshopper Warbler by the main gate to Harry Croft's Quarry. A Common Sandpiper by the ornamental lake at Lindrick Dale (Mick Clay). A Sedge Warbler by the river at Shireoaks Hall, plus Yellow Wagtail at Netherfield Airfield (Alfie Bloor). At Langold Lake were 4 Swift over top of pit top, Green Woodpecker , and a pair of Common Tern still at the cage island (Mick Scott). A Red Kite high >S over Woodsetts at 1635 (Gareth Picton). 5 Swift over Nursery Road, Dinnington today (John O'Brien). By Stone Farm today a pair of Gadwall, a new owl box on a pole there. Plus a Red Kite > S (inner primaries missing on both wings or white wing tags) (John Gallagher). Down Brands Lane were 2 Swallow, Chaffinch, 3 Goldfinch and a Whitethroat. In Swinston Hill Wood were 2 Buzzard, Blue Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, Robin and Wren. In the fields and woods near W of Woodsetts were 3 Skylark, 5 Carrion Crow, 2 Blackcap, 2 Buzzard, 7 Woodpigeon, Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Chiffchaff, Wren and a Robin. Around Lindrick golf course were 4 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Chaffinch, 3 Magpie, Robin, 3 Great Tit, Blue Tit, Blackbird, 2 Mallard, and a Carrion Crow. Around Moses Seat were
3 Blue Tit, 2 Wren, 2 Blackbird, Chiffchaff, Jay, Blackcap and a Song Thrush. At Brancliffe Grange were
3 Swift, 8 House Sparrow, 5 Swallow, House Martin, 4 Starling, Carrion Crow, 3 Blackbird, Lapwing, 2 Blackcap, Great Tit, 2 Starling, Pied Wagtail, Stock Dove, Whitethroat, Wren, Song Thrush and a Mistle Thrush. Around Shireoaks/ Shireoaks Hall and Hewett Arms Pond were f Mallard with 3juv's, 3 House Martin, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Carrion Crow, 2 Chaffinch, Blackbird, 10 Greylag Goose with 6 goslings, 2 Woodpigeon, 4 Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler and 3 Goldfinch and finally around Netherthorpe were Blue Tit, 3 Whitethroat, Lapwing, 3 Yellow Wagtail, Yellowhammer, 3 Carrion Crow and a Swallow (Alfie Bloor).

Garden Warbler @ North Anston Pit Top (Dinnington Community Woodland) © John Williamson

6th May A Peregrine over Swinston Hill Road, Dinnington (Alfie Bloor). 2 Lesser Whitethroat in Harry Croft's Quarry (Andy Murray). Results of a Nocturnal Migration (noc-mig) recording last night included a Coot over Dinnington (Alfie Bloor). Around Langold Lake today was a Green Woodpecker, Treecreeper, 2 pairs of Tufted Duck and a pair of Common Tern trying to settle on one of the metal cage islands (Mick Scott). By Brookhouse Cricket Club a Lesser Whitethroat. At Thurcroft Marsh were 2 Lesser Whitethroat and Garden Warbler. At Thurcroft Pit Top, in the bowl were Jay, 7 Grey Partridge, Snipe, 5 Reed Warbler, and a single Dunlin (John Gallagher).

5th May At Dinnington Pit Top and NAPT (Dinnington Community Woodland) this morning were 4 Chiffchaff, Swift, 2 Willow Warbler, Blackcap, Buzzard, 2 Meadow Pipit, Greenfinch and a Garden Warbler (John Williamson). At Harry Croft's Quarry this morning were 2 Grasshopper Warbler, plus Tree Pipit >N, 2 Lesser Whitethroat and a Yellow Wagtail >N, , 21 Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, 7 Yellowhammer, Swift >E, 2 Song Thrush, 3 pairs of Grey Partridge, 3 Buzzard and Kestrel (Mick Clay). A Yellow Wagtail >N over Brands Lane (Alfie Bloor). Results of a Nocturnal Migration (noc-mig) recording last night included a Moorhen (Alfie Bloor).

4th May Over a Woodsetts garden today were Hobby and large f Peregrine (Gareth Picton). At Owdy Lane, Carlton-in-Lindrick today were 2 Yellow Wagtail and a Sparrowhawk. At Langold Lake initially were 4 Common Tern flying over the main lake. 2 birds left towards Hodsock shortly afterwards. Also were 3 Blackcap, f Great Spotted Woodpecker and 5 Goldcrest (John Williamson). Results of a Nocturnal Migration (noc-mig) recording last night included 2 Oystercatcher over Dinnington (Alfie Bloor).

3rd May In Anston Stones Wood today were 13 Blackcap, 9 Chiffchaff, 17 Wren, 11 Robin, 23 Blackbird, 12 Song Thrush, 2 Nuthatch, 8 Blue Tit and 2 Goldcrest. In Lindrick Dale were 8 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff and 2 Song Thrush. At Harry Croft's Quarry were 3 Buzzard, Little Owl, 26 House Martin >N and 12 Black-headed Gull >W. Over Loscar were 3 Buzzard and over Anston Stones Wood, a Buzzard and f Sparrowhawk (Mick Clay).

m Kestrel @ NAPT © Alfie Bloor

2nd May At Kiveton Pit Top (Community Woodland) this morning were 15+ Reed Bunting, m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Cormorant > NE, 20+ Linnet, Mistle Thrush, 4 Bullfinch, a pair of Kestrel, 6 Chiffchaff, 9 Willow Warbler, Grey Heron > E, 4 Yellowhammer, Blackcap, 20+ Whitethroat and a Lesser Whitethroat (John Williamson). On the footpath from Quinn's to Tommy Flockton's Marsh along the Chesterfield Canal was a Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Garden Warbler, Blackcap and Chiffchaff .

At Tommy Flockton's Marsh, a Lesser Whitethroat by Hard Lane (Geoff & Lyn Facer). At Hodsock today were 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Yellow Wagtail, c12 House Martin and c10 Swallow. At Langold Lake were 2 Common Tern perched on the fishing platform and 4 Great Crested Grebe (Brian Chambers). This morning at NAPT were 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, 2 Buzzard, Kestrel and 2 Chiffchaff. Along Gildingwells Road were Lesser Whitethroat (Woodsetts end), 2 Kestrel, 2 Red-legged Partridge, Whitethroat and 3 Swallow. At Letwell were Swallow, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Heron >W, Lapwing and 3 Yellowhammer. In the fields N of Firbeck were 12 Swallow, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 7 Pheasant, 2 Skylark, 2 Buzzard and 3 Yellow Wagtail (Alfie Bloor).

Along the Chesterfield Canal from South Anston to Turnerwood were 25 Blackcap, 15 Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler in hedge by Turnerwood, 19 Wren, 8 Robin, 8 Blackbird, 6 Song Thrush, 2 Nuthatch, 7 Blue Tit, 2 Goldcrest, m Kestrel and f Mallards with 4,8,4 and 7 juvs. At Brancliffe Grange were 4 Mistle Thrush and 8 Swallow. On Lindrick Golf course were 5 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and Bullfinch. In Lindrick Dale were 4 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff and 2 Grey Wagtail. At Harry Croft's Quarry were 3 Buzzard and Little Owl. Over Moses Seat, a Common Crane circling by the wood before going disappearing behind the wood plus Buzzard (Mick Clay & Alfie Bloor).

Lesser Whitethroat @ Kiveton Pit Top (Community Woodland) © John Williamson

1st May A Tree Pipit >NW over Harry Croft's Quarry, plus m&f Wheatear, 14 Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler, 5 Yellowhammer, Yellow Wagtail, 3 Little Owl, Swift, Sand Martin and Buzzard over Moses Seat (Mick Clay). At Langold Lake were 2 Common Tern. At Buckwood Farm was a Lesser Whitethroat and at Hodsock Flash were 2 Yellow Wagtail, 8 Lapwing and 2 Oystercatcher (John Gallagher).

Common Tern @ Langold Lake © Brian Chambers

30th April At least 2 pairs of Great Crested Grebe sitting eggs at Langold Lake plus Kestrel (Mick Scott). This afternoon down Brands Lane were 2 Swallow, Whitethroat and 5 Skylark (Alfie Bloor). At Axle Lane today were 31 Skylark, 3m Reed Bunting, m Yellow Wagtail and Swallow >N. At Harry Croft's Quarry were 17 Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Warbler, 4 Little Grebe with 2 nests, a pair of Gadwall and 2 Little Owl (Mick Clay).

Whitethroat @ NAPT © Brian Chambers

29th April At Axle Lane today were 4 f & 1m Wheatear, Sedge Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 29 Skylark and 2 Yellow Wagtail (Mick Clay). At NAPT were 3-4 Reed Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Jay, Grasshopper Warbler and Tawny Owl in Copse opposite horse stables. At Axle Lane later were Sedge Warbler, Whinchat, 3f & 1m Wheatear and a m and 2f Yellow Wagtail (John Gallagher & John Williamson). Along Brands Lane today were Swallow, 4 Yellowhammer, 4 Grey Partridge, Whitethroat and 6 Skylark (Alfie Bloor).

male & female Wheatear @ Axle Lane © John Williamson

28th April At Axle Lane this morning were 3f Wheatear and Sedge Warbler still present (Mick Clay). Also m Wheatear and Whinchat near fishing ponds (Brian Chambers). At Thurcroft Marsh this morning were Sedge Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat and 17 Fieldfare >NW. At Thurcroft Pit Top were 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Reed Warbler, 2 Snipe, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull >N, f Whinchat and 2 Mistle Thrush (John Gallagher & John Williamson). 3 Yellow Wagtail at Axle Lane this afternoon. Plus the 4 Wheatear and a Whinchat (John Williamson). At Harry Croft's Quarry were 12 Whitethroat, some nest building, Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler and 2 Little Owl (Mick Clay).

m Wheatear @ Axle Lane © Brian Chambers

m Whinchat @ Axle Lane © Brian Chambers

27th April Sedge Warbler still in song by the hole in the wall at Axle Lane (Mick Clay). This morning along Brands Lane were 2 Swallow, Kestrel, Willow Warbler, 6 Linnet, 6 Skylark, 2 Yellowhammer, 4 Grey Partridge and a Grey Heron > SE (Alfie Bloor). At Harry Croft's Quarry this morning were 16 Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, 4 Little Grebe - one with a nest (Mick Clay). A Garden Warbler at Thurcroft Marsh (Brian Chambers).

26th April A Sedge Warbler in song, by hole in the wall at Axle Lane, plus Yellow Wagtail (Mick Clay). A Lesser Whitethroat in Harry Croft's Quarry today (Alfie Bloor). At NAPT were 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler and 2 Reed Warbler. In Harry Croft's Quarry were 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Whitethroat, 3 Skylark, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Yellowhammer, 5 Linnet, 2 Mallard, Lesser Whitethroat, Meadow Pipit and a Reed Bunting (Alfie Bloor). Also at Harry Croft's Quarry were 8 Whitethroat, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Willow Warbler, 4 Swift (3>N, 1>W), f 3 Mallard with 14,12 and 7 juvs. A Red Kite >W over the Loscar area (Andy Murray). Over Swinston Hill were 4 Swallow and a Swift (Alfie Bloor).

25th April At Swinston Hill, 2 Waxwing in a garden (Alfie Bloor). At Kiveton Pit Top this morning were 3 Bullfinch, 15+ Willow Warbler, 8 Reed Bunting, 5 Chiffchaff, f Kestrel, 2 Willow Tit, 10 Yellowhammer, 6 Whitethroat and a Goldcrest. At Tommy Flockton's Marsh and down the Chesterfield Canal were 2 Canada Geese, 7 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, f Grey Wagtail and 3 Goldcrest (John Williamson). Along Brands Lane this morning were 6 Skylark, 6 Linnet, 2 Grey Partridge, Meadow Pipit, 6 Stock Dove, 2 Yellowhammer, Song Thrush, 3 Blackcap, 16 Fieldfare and Grey Heron >SE (Alfie Bloor).

24th April A f Wheatear along Brands Lane this morning, plus 11 Skylark, m&f Blackcap, 2 Swallow, 4 Linnet and a Yellowhammer (Alfie Bloor). Along the Chesterfield Canal from South Anston to Turnerwood were 15 Blackcap, 15 Chiffchaff, Lesser Whitethroat, 9 Robin, 9 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch , 24 Wren, 22 Blackbird, 5 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 12 Blue Tit, 8 Great Tit, Marsh Tit, 4 Coal Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Nuthatch, m Grey Wagtail, 2 Jay, Tawny Owl calling, Buzzard, 2 Mute Swan with nest and Speckled Wood butterfly. At Brancliffe Grange were 2 Song Thrush, 5 Mistle Thrush, 5 Swallow and f Kestrel. Down Lindrick Dale were 3 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff and Grey Wagtail. In Anston Stones Wood were 16 Blackcap, 14 Chiffchaff, 11 Robin, 2 Chaffinch, Bullfinch , 16 Wren, 12 Blackbird, 3 Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush, 6 Blue Tit, 6 Great Tit, Marsh Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 6 Nuthatch, 5 Treecreeper, a pair of Grey Wagtail, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Jay, Buzzard, and Speckled Wood butterfly (Mick Clay).

Buzzard @ Kiveton Community Woodland (Kiveton Pit Top) © Brian Chambers

23rd April In the Harry Croft's Quarry area were 5 Little Grebe, 2 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, a pair of Gadwall, Yellow Wagtail >N and 2 Lesser Whitethroat (John Gallagher & John Williamson). 2 Reed Warbler at NAPT today (Brian Chambers).

Little Ringed Plover @ Site withheld © Brian Chambers

22nd April A local record, of a national movement, an Arctic Tern over Harry Croft's Quarry (Brian Chambers).Along Brands Lane today were 2 Yellow Wagtail >S, 7 Skylark, 2 Yellowhammer, 6 Linnet, a Lesser Black Backed Gull (Alfie Bloor). Around Letwell today were 2 Chaffinch, Greenfinch, 3 Swallow, Buzzard, 2 Robin, 2 Goldfinch, 4 Skylark and 6 Linnet (Nicky Blyth). At NAPT today were Lapwing, 2 Skylark, 3 Meadow Pipit, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 7 Blackcap, 5 Whitethroat, 14 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, Reed Warbler and 2 Garden Warbler at the Cramfit entrance, plus Lesser Whitethroat in the Overflow field (John Gallagher). At Axle Lane this morning were 12 Linnet, 2 Pied Wagtail, 20+ Skylark, 2 Reed Bunting and a Yellow Wagtail (John Williamson).

Yellow Wagtail @ Axle Lane © John Williamson

21st April A Yellow Wagtail >NE over Axle Lane (John Williamson). A Lesser Whitethroat & 2 Little Ringed Plover in Harry Croft's Quarry this morning (Mick Clay).

20th April At Harry Croft's Quarry, a Red Kite seen on three occasions, Little Owl, 3 Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, 4 Swallow and 39 House Martin >N (Mick Clay). At Brampton Common horse paddock, Little Owl sat in nest box (Anon). Along Brands Lane this morning were 9 Linnet, 3 Yellowhammer, Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap and a Whitethroat (Alfie Bloor).

19th April A Barn Owl hunting at 0540 in the field adjacent to Thornberry Animal Sanctuary (Anon). A m Whinchat still in rape by Kiveton Hall Farm, also 2 Yellow Wagtail >N, Swallow >N and 34 Skylark (Mick Clay). At Harry Croft's Quarry a Hobby, Swift, 13 House Martin, 2 Sand Martin, 3 Swallow, m Ring Ouzel and Yellow Wagtail all >N. Also 3 Buzzard (Andy Murray & Mick Clay). At Kiveton Pit Top (Kiveton Woodland) this morning were 30+ Linnet, 1f Kestrel, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Bullfinch, Buzzard, 8 Willow Warbler, f Sparrowhawk, 6 Reed Bunting and 5 Whitethroat (John Williamson). Over Letwell were Red Kite with a Little Owl locally (Nicky Blyth). An Oystercatcher recorded (noc-mig) over Dinnington at 0230 (Alfie Bloor)

18th April A m Whinchat still in rape by Kiveton Hall Farm at Axle Lane (John Williamson & Mick Clay).

m Whinchat @ Axle Lane © John Williamson

17th April A m & f Wheatear at Axle Lane this morning (John Williamson), plus m Whinchat 2m Wheatear by Kiveton Hall Farm, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Buzzard and 2 Swallow >N (Mick Clay).

16th April A Yellow Wagtail >N over Axle Lane (Mick Clay). At Lindrick Golf Course today were 2 Green Woodpecker feeding together, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Buzzard, 5 Blackcap, 11 Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler, Kestrel, 6 Pied Wagtail and a Song Thrush (Brian Chambers).

15th April 7 Sand Martin over Harry Croft's Quarry today (Mick Clay). A pair of Greylag Goose with 3 juv's at Langold Lake (Mick Scott). In Harry Croft's Quarry again were 5 Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler and 10 Sand Martin >N. Over Anston Stones Wood were 2 Buzzard and f Sparrowhawk. Over Old Spring Wood were 3 Buzzard. Over Smarson Hills Wood were 2 Buzzard and over Hawks Wood, 2 Sparrowhawk and 4 Kestrel (Mick Clay).

14th April Along Brands Lane were 2 Linnet, 4 Skylark and a Buzzard. Along Gildingwells Road were
Whitethroat, 3 Yellowhammer and 3 Swallow. Around Letwell were 6 Linnet, 6 Skylark, 4 Grey Partridge, 2 Buzzard, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 Lapwing and a Sparrowhawk. At Langold Pit Top were 4 Skylark and 3 Willow Warbler (Alfie Bloor). At Long Thwaite Wood this evening were 2 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Nuthatch, 2 Goldcrest, Woodcock and 3 Yellowhammer (John Williamson).

13th April In Harry Croft's Quarry today were Little Owl, Whitethroat, 5 Willow Warbler and 8 Little Grebe. Over Anston Stones Wood 3 Buzzard. Over Old Spring Wood were 2 Buzzard and over Hawks Wood were 2 Sparrowhawk and 2 Kestrel (Mick Clay).

12th April A Red Kite again >W near Harry Croft's Quarry (Mick Clay).

11th April 4! Ring Ouzel >SW at Langold Pit Top this morning (Alfie Bloor). Along Axle Lane, a m Wheatear. At Tommy Flockton's Marsh were Little Egret, Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff and 2 Moorhen. AT NAPT, recorded during a one hour period from the seat above the hide included 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, m Redstart, Swallow, Song Thrush, Snipe, 4 Mallard, 2 Meadow Pipit, Kestrel, 4 Buzzard (Brian Chambers). At Harry Croft's Quarry, a f Ring Ouzel >NE, Yellow Wagtail >N, 2 Raven plus Red Kite, f Sparrowhawk as well as Brimstone, Orange Tip butterflies and Holly Blue in a South Anston garden. 2 Buzzard over Smarson Hills Wood (Mick Clay).

Little Egret @ Tommy Flockton's Marsh © Brian Chambers

10th April Along Axle Lane, a Yellow Wagtail >N (Mick Clay), In Harry Croft's Quarry were 6 Little Grebe inc. two nest building, Whitethroat, 3 House Martin >N. At Grange Farm, a Yellow Wagtail, m Green Woodpecker and 4 Swallow. At Lindrick Golf Courses manicured greens were 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, Song Thrush, Kestrel and Buzzard. Over Anston Stones Wood were 3 Buzzard (Mick Clay). Around Letwell and Langold today were 3 Blackcap, 4 Lapwing, 2 Yellowhammer, Kestrel, Willow Warbler and 2 Chiffchaff (Alfie Bloor). Later that day, a Kestrel, m Wheatear and 3 Linnet at Axle Lane. Blackcap singing in Windmill Hill Wood and 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull >N over South Anston (Geoff & Lyn Facer). A Red Kite >E over Woodsetts (Barry Cartwright).

Swallows @ Letwell © Alfie Bloor

9th April 7 Whooper Swan >N over Kiveton (Mick Clay). 2 Swallow around Gildingwells. Around Letwell were
5 Fieldfare >NE, 9 Linnet, 4 Lapwing, 7 Yellowhammer, 6 Skylark, 6 Grey Partridge. Along Brands Lane were
8 Skylark, 6 Yellowhammer, 2 Greylag Goose >NW, 2 Chiffchaff and Grey Heron >SE. At Langold Lake were 19 Canada Goose, 8 Tufted Duck, 22 Mallard, 6 Mute Swan, 6 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Blackcap, 3 Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Grey Partridge and a Meadow Pipit. At Anston Stones while cycling through were 3 Chiffchaff and a Grey Heron (Alfie Bloor).

8th April Along the Axle Lane wall, a m Common Redstart showing well until disturbed by a runner and dog, also singing Willow Warbler, Little Owl and Swallow >N. At Tommy Flockton's Marsh, a Little Egret and along the Chesterfield Canal from Tommy Flockton's Marsh to South Anston were 17 Chiffchaff, 10 Blackcap and Marsh Tit. Just off the Chesterfield Canal in a hedge, a further m Common Redstart showing well and in same small hedge, a Little Owl and Marsh Tit. At Harry Croft's Quarry were 2 Little Owl, Swallow and Little Ringed Plover, plus Red Kite high over.. Also Brimstone and Orange Tip butterflies (Mick Clay). 2 Swallow along Brands Lane (Alfie Bloor).

m Redstart @ First Lane © Mick Clay

7th April Along Brands Lane today were 11 Linnet, Pied Wagtail, 15 Skylark, Yellowhammer, Meadow Pipit and 4 Grey Partridge (Alfie Bloor). At Kiveton Pit Top (Community Woodland) this morning were 40+ Linnet, m Kestrel, 6 Bullfinch, 9 Yellowhammer, 15 Chiffchaff, m Sparrowhawk and 3 Willow Warbler (John Williamson).

6th April Early morning in Harry Croft's Quarry revealed Little Ringed Plover before >N calling, Raven, Willow Warbler, 2 Little Owl and 2 Buzzard (Mick Clay). Along Brands Lane were 33 Linnet, 14 Woodpigeon, 18 Yellowhammer, 9 Skylark, 6 Grey Partridge and a Buzzard (Alfie Bloor). A House Martin reported (per Den Jarrold).

5th April Around the Letwell/ Langold area today were 9 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler, Buzzard, 5 Skylark, Sparrowhawk ad 6 Yellowhammer. Along Brands Lane were c34 Yellowhammer, 5 Buzzard, Kestrel and 3 Linnet (Alfie Bloor). At Axle Lane today a m Wheatear by Kiveton Hall Farm. At Tommy Flockton's Marsh were Little Egret and Little Ringed Plover >N. On the Chesterfield Canal from Tommy Flockton's Marsh to South Anston were 18 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap and 2 Water Vole. Over Smarson Hills Wood were Swallow >S. In Harry Croft's Quarry were 2 Little Ringed Plover, Swallow >S, Willow Warbler, 2 Cormorant >S, a pair of Gadwall, 5 Little Grebe plus Red Kite (Mick Clay & Andy Murray). At Thurcroft Pit Top were Jack Snipe and 6 Willow Warbler (John Williamson).

Oystercatcher @ Hodsock © John Williamson

4th April Around Letwell today were 8 Chiffchaff, 6 Lapwing, 13 Linnet, 2 Yellowhammer, 3 Buzzard, Kestrel, Blackcap and 3 Skylark (Alfie Bloor). At Hodsock this morning were 2 Coal Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 7 Goldcrest, 4 Greenfinch, 9 Chiffchaff, 6 Lapwing and 2 Oystercatcher (John Williamson).

3rd April A Curlew >N over Axle Lane. At Tommy Flockton's Marsh were Little Egret, 4 Teal and Sparrowhawk. On the Chesterfield Canal from Tommy Flockton's Marsh to South Anston were 19 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap and Tawny Owl (Mick Clay).

2nd April A Jack Snipe at Harry Croft's Quarry this morning. At Tommy Flockton's Marsh were 2 Goosander >W, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Teal, 2 Pied Wagtail, 4 Wigeon, Little Egret and a Great Spotted Woodpecker (John Williamson). In Also in Harry Croft's Quarry were 2 Little Grebe, 3 Coot, 2 Moorhen,c27 Linnet, 5 Meadow Pipit, 21 Fieldfare, and a Buzzard, with Marsh Tit by Smarson Hills Wood. Along Brands Lane were 2 Grey Partridge and a Buzzard. At Letwell were 2 Grey Partridge and 3 Yellowhammer (Alfie Bloor). Late evening 3 flocks of Common Scoter heard over a Woodsetts garden- a first for SK58 (Gareth Picton).

1st April At Harry Croft's Quarry were 6 Little Grebe and 2 Raven (Mick Clay). At Langold Lake was a Kingfisher, 6 Mute Swan, 8 Tufted Duck and 5 Great Crested Grebe (Mick Scott).

31st March Black Redstart present this morning at Plantation Court, Dinnington (John Williamson). At Tommy Flockton's Marsh today were Little Egret, m Wigeon, 5 Teal and 3 Chiffchaff. At Harry Croft's Quarry were 6 Little Grebe, 44 Jackdaw, 12 Stock Dove, 2 Little Owl, 2 Raven (Mick Clay).

Black Redstart @ Dinnington © John Williamson

30th March A Red Kite >N over Woodsetts (Gareth Picton). In Harry Croft's Quarry today were 3 Little Owl, 5 Little Grebe, a pair of Gadwall, 10 Stock Dove, 2 Raven, 7 Yellowhammer, a pair of Reed Bunting and 7 Chiffchaff (Mick Clay).

26th March A Red Kite over Harry Croft's Quarry, before drifting>N, plus 3 Sand Martin feeding (Andy Murray). At Tommy Flockton's Marsh today were 4 Wigeon, 10 Teal and Chiffchaff. On the Chesterfield Canal from Tommy Flockton's Marsh to South Anston were 18 Chiffchaff, Blackcap and 3 Bullfinch. At Harry Croft's Quarry a Little Ringed Plover briefly before flying off >E, 3 Little Owl, 8 Buzzard, 2 Raven and 4 Little Grebe (Mick Clay). A Raven mobbing a Sparrowhawk over Kiveton Pit Top today (Alfie Bloor).

25th March At Tommy Flockton's Marsh today were 8 Wigeon, 11 Teal, Little Egret and 3 Chiffchaff. On the Chesterfield Canal from Tommy Flockton's Marsh to South Anston were 19 Chiffchaff , 3 Blackcap and Bullfinch. At Harry Croft's Quarry were 3 Little Owl, 7 Buzzard, 2 Raven and 2 Brimstone butterflies (Mick Clay). Plus 2 Shelduck >W (Andy Murray).

24th March A report of a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker from a North Anston garden (per Paul Tennyson).

23rd March 3 Wigeon on Laughton Pond, Roche Abbey today (Paul Tennyson). At Long Thwaite Wood today were 5 Goldcrest, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Chiffchaff, Kestrel and 3 Yellowhammer (John Williamson). Early morning at Tommy Flockton's Marsh were Water Rail feeding in a dike, Little Egret and 24 Wigeon. On the Chesterfield Canal from Tommy Flockton's Marsh to to South Anston were 14 Chiffchaff, 21 Fieldfare >N, Marsh Tit and 5 Buzzard. Over Loscar Wood were 4 Buzzard and over Anston Stones Wood were 2 Buzzard. At Harry Croft's Quarry were 3 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 49 Jackdaw At Axle Lane late afternoon were 52 Golden Plover >S (Mick Clay). Also at Harry Croft's Quarry this morning were 8 Skylark, 6 Mallard, 8 Yellowhammer, Cormorant >S, 4 Grey Partridge, 9 Goldfinch, 4 Meadow Pipit, 6 Stock Dove, c40 Jackdaw, 19 Linnet, Little Owl, 3 Buzzard, 2 Raven, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Coot, 2 Greylag Goose, Heron >S and a m Kestrel. At Firbeck Hall were 2 Nuthatch, 4 Buzzard, 8 Greylag Goose, Mute Swan, 8 Moorhen, 3 Coot, 12 Mallard and 35 Canada Goose. From Kings Wood corner were 7 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk and a Kestrel. Hodsock revealed 8 Lapwing, c50 Linnet, 3 Buzzard, 4 Skylark, 3 Yellowhammer, 4 Meadow Pipit and a f Kestrel. On Carlton Lake were 28 Greylag Goose, 2 Coot, a pair of Gadwall and a Great Crested Grebe. Nearby Buckwood Farm produced 8 Buzzard and 3 Skylark with Brown Bailey's pond holding 5 Coot, 5 Mallard, 18 Tufted Duck and a pair of Great Crested Grebe (Andy Hirst). At Tommy Flockton's Marsh later were Water Rail & Little Egret (Mick Clay).

22nd March At Tommy Flockton's Marsh were 2 Little Egret, 23 Wigeon, 3 Teal, 4 Mallard, 2 Buzzard, 4 Moorhen and 8 Pied Wagtail (Geoff & Lyn Facer). Along Brands Lane and nearby woodlands today were 3 Buzzard, Kestrel, Reed Bunting, 17 Yellowhammer and 12 Skylark. At Gildingwells were Buzzard & Chiffchaff. Roche Abbey produced 6 Chiffchaff, 3 Buzzard and a Kestrel (Alfie Bloor).

21st March >N over Axle Lane were 46 Whooper Swan. At Tommy Flockton's Marsh were 22 Wigeon and 7 Teal. >N over the Chesterfield Canal by Station pub, a Red Kite, 6 Chiffchaff and calling Tawny Owl by the Chesterfield Canal. At Smarsons Hill Wood were 4 Buzzard and Blackcap singing. Over Old Spring Wood were 3 Buzzard plus 3 more Buzzard over Anston Stones Wood (Mick Clay).

20th March At Axle lane just a single Wheatear. A t Smarsons Hill were 2 Buzzard and 2 Kestrel displaying. At Hawks Wood were 4 Buzzard and 2 Kestrel displaying. By Old Spring Wood, a Buzzard. At Anston Stones Wood were 2 more Buzzard and over Lindrick Dale were 2 Buzzard. Harry Croft's Quarry produced 8 Golden Plover >N, Buzzard and 2 Raven (Mick Clay). Today down Brands Lane and in nearby woods were 34 Yellowhammer, 6 Skylark and 2 Grey Partridge (Alfie Bloor).

m Wheatear & m Stonechat @ Axle Lane © Alfie Bloor

19th March At Axle Lane today were 2 m Wheatear joined by a m Stonechat, plus 19 Skylark, 3 Buzzard, 2 m Kestrel and displaying f Sparrowhawk. Close by were 3 f Stonechat at Kiveton Hall Farm. At Tommy Flockton's Marsh were 22 Wigeon and 8 Teal. Along the Chesterfield Canal towards South Anston were 5 Chiffchaff. At the end of First Lane near the Chesterfield Canal, a m Stonechat. In Harry Croft's Quarry 2 Raven, 3 Buzzard and Little Owl calling (Mick Clay). Plus 18 Meadow Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtail, 36 Linnet and Little Grebe as well as 5 Chiffchaff in Anston Stones Wood (Alfie Bloor).

18th March 2 m Wheatear on the Axle Lane wall (Mick Clay).

16th March c30 Golden Plover over Brands Lane today (Alfie Bloor). A Red Kite mobbed by a Buzzard over woods and fields at Thornbury Hill at 1150, before drifting off >S towards Langold (Simon Mitchie).

14th March At Tommy Flockton's Marsh today were 2 Little Egret, 25 Wigeon, 5 Teal, 8 Mallard, 5 Moorhen, 3 Pied Wagtail and 40 Redwing plus a Raven over Kiveton Pit Top (Geoff & Lyn Facer, Alfie Bloor).

13th March At Kiveton Pit Top/ Kiveton Waters today were m Goosander with 23 Wigeon and Little Egret on nearby Tommy Flockton's Marsh. In Harry Croft's Quarry, 2 Raven, 2 Buzzard and Little Grebe. Over Lindrick Dale were 4 Buzzard, 3 Buzzard over Axle Lane and 4 Buzzard over Loscar (Mick Clay).

12th March In Harry Croft's Quarry today were 2 Raven and a Chiffchaff (Mick Clay).

11th March At Tommy Flockton's Marsh were 2 Little Egret, 24 Wigeon and a Buzzard (Mick Clay). A Red Kite over Woodsetts (Barry Cartwright).

8th March First thing at Grange Farm, Loscar were 7 Yellowhammer, 9 Skylark, Buzzard and 9 House Sparrow. In Harry Croft's Quarry were 2 Reed Bunting, 3 Yellowhammer, 5 Mallard, 3 Skylark, 2 Raven, Kestrel, 3 Common Gull >N, 21 Redwing >NE, 4 Buzzard, 3 Lapwing >W and 2 Grey Partridge. From Kings Wood Corner were m Goshawk >W, 9 Buzzard, f Sparrowhawk, m Stonechat & 3 Skylark. At Hodsock today were 5 Lapwing, f Sparrowhawk, 84 Black-headed Gull, 3 Mallard and c50 Linnet (Andy Hirst). At Thurcroft Pit Top were Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 3 Buzzard and 2 Barn Owl (Dave Jackson).

Barn Owl @ Thurcroft Pit Top © Dave Jackson

7th March At NAPT this morning were 3 Buzzard, Snipe, 3 Lapwing, Chiffchaff singing, 76 Black-headed Gull, 4 Mallard, 3 Pink-footed Goose, Cormorant high >S, 4 Meadow Pipit, 5 Robin, 5 Wren, 4 Reed Bunting, 3 Skylark, 3 Song Thrush, 5 Stock Dove and a f Kestrel (Andy Hirst). Along Brands Lane today were 23 Skylark, 5 Reed Bunting, 49 Yellowhammer, Buzzard, 18 Linnet and 2 Grey Partridge (Alfie Bloor). A trip around the SK58 wetlands; At Roche Abbey were 7 Mallard and 6 Teal. Langold Lake held 7 Mute Swan, 25 Mallard, 9 Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant and 11 Moorhen. At Carlton Lake were 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mute Swan and 21 Greylag Goose. Brown Bailey's revealed 27 Tufted Duck, 9 Coot, 12 Canada Goose and 2 Greylag Goose. Finally Hewett Arms Pond held 34 Greylag Goose and 6 Canada Goose (Brian Chambers).

6th March At Axle Lane today were 56 Fieldfare, 7 m Reed Bunting, 11 Pied Wagtail and 2 Raven >W. At Tommy Flockton's Marsh were Little Egret, 8 Teal, 30 Pink-footed Goose >W and close by on the Chesterfield Canal, a Kingfisher. At the end of First Lane by the Chesterfield Canal were Tawny Owl calling, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Buzzard and m Kestrel. In Harry Croft's Quarry were 2 Raven, 54 Jackdaw, 3 Buzzard, m Kestrel, Little Owl calling, 21 Stock Dove and 21 Meadow Pipit (Mick Clay).

Willow Tit @ Kiveton Pit Top © Brian Chambers

5th March At Kiveton Pit Top today were 2 Water Rail, 2 Willow Tit, 16 Reed Bunting, 2 Yellowhammer, 3 Skylark, Cormorant, Kestrel and 31 Black-headed Gull. In Harry Croft's Quarry were Grey Partridge, Raven, 12 Meadow Pipit, 3 Pied Wagtail, c40 Jackdaw, 2 Mallard and 2 Buzzard. Along Axle Lane were c58 Fieldfare, Common Gull, 5 Black-headed Gull, 7 Reed Bunting and c45 Skylark (Alfie Bloor).

Reed Bunting m @ Kiveton Pit Top (Kiveton Community Woodland) © Alfie Bloor

4th March The m Stonechat still present along Axle Lane, also a f Stonechat at Hawk Hill Lane, Thurcroft (Mick Clay).

2nd March Circa 100 Pink-footed Goose >NW over Woodsetts this morning (Gareth Picton).

1st March At Axle Lane the m Stonechat is still present (Mick Clay).

29th February Down Brand's Lane today were 32 Skylark, 2 Yellowhammer and 45 Rook. In Harry Croft's Quarry were 2 Raven, 2 Little Owl, 12 Meadow Pipit, 2 Yellowhammer, 2 Grey Partridge, 3 Pied Wagtail and 4 Mallard (Alfie Bloor).

27th February At Axle Lane the m Stonechat still present on wall (Mick Clay).

m Stonechat @ Axle Lane © Brian Chambers

26th February At Tommy Flockton's Marsh today were 25 Wigeon, 2 Gadwall and 5 Teal and at Harry Croft's Quarry 3 Buzzard, 2 Raven and 11 Stock Dove . Close by over Hawks Wood were 4 Buzzard (Mick Clay). Mid afternoon a Red Kite low >S over South Anston (James Clay).

25th February At Thurcroft Pit Top were Barn Owl, Kestrel & Buzzard (Sue Cullen).

23rd February A Little Egret >W over Lindrick Golf Course plus 250 Starling feeding in an adjacent field (Brian Chambers).

22nd February At Dinnington Marsh today were 2 Mute Swan, 15 Mallard, 20 Stock Dove, 4 Lapwing, 2 Greylag Goose and Barn Owl hunting at 1100 (John Gallagher). At Thurcroft Pit Top were Long-eared Owl hunting, along with 3 Barn Owl 2 Buzzard 3 Kestrel and a group of c20 Goldfinch (David Jackson).

Long-eared Owl @ Thurcroft Pit Top © David Jackson

19th February A Red Kite >S over South Anston (James Clay & Mick Clay).

18th February At Tommy Flockton's Marsh on a cold and windy morning were 19 Wigeon, a pair of Gadwall, Buzzard overhead, 10 Redwing and a Little Egret (Brian Chambers).

17th February A total of 9 Buzzard over Smarson Hills Wood today (Mick Clay).

16th February A Barn Owl at Gildingwells today (Alfie Bloor).

15th February A couple of hours at Thurcroft Pit Top in the wind and rain produced Barn Owl hunting, Buzzard, 14 Snipe, a Jack Snipe, 3 Woodcock, 9 Herring Gull, 3 Black-headed Gull, a Lesser Black-backed Gull, 300 Woodpigeon, 4 Grey Partridge, 6 Skylark, 3 Song Thrush, m Kestrel, 8 Magpie, 6 Mallard, 2 Yellowhammer, Cormorant, 5 Reed Bunting, 4 Meadow Pipit and 19 Goldfinch. At Langold Lake were 7 Great Crested Grebe, 17 Coot, 32 Mallard, 4 Mute Swan, 10 Tufted Duck, 4 Pochard, 9 Moorhen, Marsh Tit, 6 Blackbird and a Grey Wagtail (Andy Hirst).

14th February Where Penny Hill meets Lamb Lane at Firbeck, a Barn Owl sat on a fence post (Mick Clay).

11th February A Little Grebe at Langold Lake today, c30 Tufted Duck plus 2 pairs of Great Crested Grebe and 2-3 individuals (Mick Scott).

10th February Along Brands Lane today were c40 Fieldfare, 8 Linnet, 18 Yellowhammer, 10 Reed Bunting, 60 Rook, 21 Jackdaw, 2 Skylark, 4 Buzzard and a Kestrel (Alfie Bloor).

8th February A f Stonechat still present at Thurcroft Pit Top (Dave Jackson).

f Stonechat @ Thurcroft Pit Top © Dave Jackson

Roe Deer @ Thurcroft Pit Top © Dave Jackson

7th February A wildfowl count produced the following: At Roche Abbey were 4 Teal and 13 Mallard. At Langold Lake were 68 Mallard, 18 Coot, 9 Tufted Duck, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Moorhen, m Goosander, and Water Rail. Carlton Lake produced 2 Greylag Goose, 2 Mute Swan, Heron, 8 Mallard, 2 Canada Goose, and a m Gadwall. Brown Bailey's pond held 9 Coot, 19 Canada Goose, 10 Mallard, 25 Tufted Duck and a Mute Swan (Brian Chambers).

6th February At Axle Lane this morning were 2 Buzzard and a Raven (Mick Clay). At Langold Lake today were a pair of Kingfisher, Cormorant and Water Rail on old diving board pier (Mick Scott).

4th February At Langold Lake today were 12 Tufted Duck, 2 Pochard and 6 Great Crested Grebe, some displaying (Mick Scott).

2nd February At Thurcroft Pit Top today were 2 Barn Owl, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel and Raven (Andy Murray, Brian Chambers & Mick Clay).

1st February Single Long-eared Owl at Thurcroft Pit Top today, plus Barn Owl, 2 Buzzard and 2 Kestrel (Chris Tyler).

31st January A Water Rail at NAPT near Hospice, plus Woodcock near Cramfit (Mick Clay).

30th January 90 Pink-footed Goose >W at 1030 over Laughton Common (John Gallagher).

29th January 3 Cormorant and a Water Rail at Langold Lake today (Mick Scott).

26th January Thurcroft Pit Top produced Stonechat, Peregrine, 3 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk and 5 Grey Partridge (Mick Clay). Plus 2 Long-eared Owl and 2 Barn Owl (John Gallagher).

25th January 2 Short-eared Owl at Thurcroft Pit top plus Barn Owl, this afternoon (John O'Malley). Further reports from here today included a Long-eared Owl and possibly up to 5 Barn Owl in the area (Chris Tyler). At Hodsock were 20 Meadow Pipit, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Grey Partridge and 70 Pink-footed Goose >W (John Gallagher). At Tommy Flockton's Marsh were Heron, 2 Gadwall and Cormorant overhead. At Kiveton Pit Top were 5 Cormorant overhead, 2 Mute Swan, 12 Stock Dove and c15 Golden Plover in adjacent fields. Around the fallen tree feeding station were at least 3 Robin, 2 Coal Tit, 5 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, Willow Tit, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Dunnock and a m Bullfinch (Brian Chambers).

24th January At Langold Lake today were Water Rail, 30 Linnet, 2 Kingfisher, 12 Pochard, 2m Goosander and Raven over (John Gallagher).

22nd January At Thurcroft Pit Top were 2 Long-eared Owl and Barn Owl hunting, 2 Kestrel and 2 Buzzard (Alfie Bloor, Brian Chambers & Mick Clay).

21st January At Axle Lane a f Peregrine hunting, Buzzard, 200 Fieldfare, 150 Skylark, 150 Starling and a single Golden Plover (Mick Clay).

18th January Early morning at Thurcroft Pit Top produced brief views of Long-eared Owl, 3 Woodcock, 2 Kestrel, Buzzard & Grey Heron (Chris Tyler). Later that day at Thurcroft Pit Top were 3 Barn Owl (John Gallagher).

13th January Along First Lane were 4 Buzzard (Mick Clay).

12th January A walk from Shireoaks to Hawks Wood produced 12 Robin, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 25 Blackbird, 10 Blue Tit, 2 Song Thrush, 4 Cormorant, 3 Bullfinch, 2 Nuthatch, 7 Mallard, Heron, a pair of Mute Swan, 3 Moorhen, 12 Pied Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, f Kestrel, 2 Marsh Tit, 18 House Sparrow and a Sparrowhawk. Hawks Wood was very quiet indeed producing a single tit flock consisting of 8 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Blue Tit and 2 Coal Tit, Other birds includes just Song Thrush, 2 Blackbird, Buzzard, & a Great Spotted Woodpecker (Andy Hirst).At Axle Lane were 400 Fieldfare and 200 Starling feeding together (Mick Clay). At Thurcroft Pit Top were Long-eared Owl, 3 Barn Owl (one possibly dark variant, continental type) (John Gallagher).

11th January At Harry Croft's Quarry this morning were 3 Grey Partridge, Sparrowhawk, 4 Stock Dove, Buzzard & Kestrel. At Dinnington Marsh were 53 Pink-footed Goose >NW, 3 Willow Tit, Woodcock, 16 Magpie, 2 Kestrel, 3 Greylag Goose, Buzzard & 6 Cormorant (Andy Hirst).

9th January In Harry Croft's Quarry this morning were c30 Meadow Pipit, 8 Stock Dove & Kestrel. At Axle Lane were 85 Fieldfare and c45 Skylark (Alfie Bloor). At Tommy Flockton's Marsh were 24 Wigeon and 3 Gadwall (Mick Clay).

8th January At Thurcroft Pit Top today were 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, Barn Owl and Long-eared Owl. At times both owls were hunting were close by (Mick Clay & Brian Chambers).

6th January At Axle Lane today were 3 Buzzard feeding on worms in the stubble field and 200 Fieldfare (Mick Clay).

5th January At Tommy Flockton's Marsh this morning were 12 Teal, 4 Moorhen, 24 Mallard, Greylag Goose, 31 Wigeon, 2m, 1f Gadwall, 10 Rook, 3 Herring Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull >S, 18 Black-headed Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull >S, 3 Common Gull >S and Cormorant >S. At NAPT were 8 Blackbird, 2 Bullfinch, 27 Black-headed Gull, 7 Cormorant >SW, 6 Mallard, 4 Herring Gull >S, 3 Great Black-backed Gull >S, Common Gull >S, 2 Grey Wagtail, 6 Meadow Pipit, 3 Stock Dove, 20 Snipe and a Jack Snipe. Roche Abbey held Water Rail, 2 Jay, Buzzard, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 12 Siskin & Raven. At Langold Lake were 73 Canada Goose, 24 Coot, 47 Mallard, 8 Tufted Duck, 13 Pochard, a pair of Goosander, Great Crested Grebe, 6 Mute Swan, 6 Moorhen, 18 Long-tailed Tit, 75 Black-headed Gull, Common Gull and 4 Siskin. Finally at dusk at Thurcroft Pit Top were Heron, single Barn Owl, 2 Grey Partridge & Snipe (Andy Hirst). Down Brands Lane today were 15 Reed Bunting, 80 Yellowhammer, 11 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 6 Grey Partridge, 160 Linnet, 73 Skylark and 21 Meadow Pipit (Alfie Bloor). At Tommy Flockton's Marsh later in the day were 28 Wigeon and 20 Redwing. At Kiveton Pit Top 300 Pink-footed Goose >W, also Water Rail calling and 2 Buzzard (Mick Clay).

4th January A Red Kite drifted low >E over Laughton Common at 0830 (John Gallagher). At Harry Croft's Quarry today were Little Owl. Brown Bailey's held 16 Mallard, 21 Tufted Duck, Kingfisher & f Sparrowhawk. At Tommy Flockton's Marsh were 25 Fieldfare, 12 Redwing, m Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, 25 Wigeon, 19 Mallard, Grey Wagtail, m Sparrowhawk & 15 Goldfinch (Brian Chambers). At Hodsock today were Hodsock 35 Grey Partridge. Thurcroft Pit Top produced 5 Grey Partridge, Long-eared Owl, Barn Owl and 3 Kestrel (John Gallagher & John Williamson). Hunting over fields at Gildingwells were Peregrine and at Langold Lake a Little Grebe (Mick Clay).

2nd January 2 Curlew over North Anston this morning (Andy Murray).

1st January In Harry Croft's Quarry today were Barn Owl, 3 Kestrel, Buzzard, Sparrowhawk &Jack Snipe (Mick Clay).

31st December Circa 1000 Pink-footed Geese >W over South Anston and the Chesterfield Canal between 0900 and 1100 in 9 skeins and at Tommy Flockton's Marsh were 22 Wigeon, m Shoveler, 2 Gadwall, a Teal and 29 Redwing. Along First Lane were Raven & 4 Buzzard (Mick Clay). (Mick Clay).

29th December at Tommy Flockton's Marsh today were 22 Wigeon (Mick Clay).

28th December At Langold Lake today were 12 Tufted Duck & 5 Pochard (Mick Scott).

27th December At in Harry Crofts Quarry today were 2 Raven, Jack Snipe, 100 Fieldfare >S and a Grey Wagtail (Mick Clay).

22nd December This morning around Langold Lake were 9 Pochard, 8 Tufted Duck, 30 Mallard flying in. Greater Spotted Woodpecker and Green Woodpecker calling (Mick Scott). At Axle Lane were 15 Skylark, 30 Fieldfare, 40 Linnet and 20 Yellowhammer (Geoff & Lyn Facer).

21st December c200 Pink-footed Goose >SW over South Anston (Geoff & Lyn Facer). Off Oldcotes Road by Long Thwaite Wood were 1000 Starling and 2 Peregrine plus 2 skeins of 75 & 200 Pink-footed Goose >W (John Gallagher).

15th December At Thurcroft Pit Top today were 70 Pink-footed Goose >W, 2 Buzzard, Kestrel, 16 Fieldfare and a Song Thrush (Mick Clay).

13th December Birds at Langold Lake today included 40-50 Goldfinch and a Little Grebe (Mick Scott).

11th December At Axle Lane today wereYellow-legged Gull with 20 Black-headed Gull and 2 Great Black-backed Gull >S plus 40 Skylark (Mick Clay).

10th December A pair of Shoveler still present at Langold Lake (Mick Scott).

9th December Five members took part in the Monday walk at Langold Lake. Among species recorded were, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 57 Canada Goose, 7 Pochard, 11 Tufted Duck, 3 Buzzard, 16 Moorhen, Kingfisher, 12 Robin, 34 Blackbird, 2 Fieldfare, Song Thrush, 10 Long-tailed Tit and a Nuthatch (Geoff & Lyn Facer).

8th December At Langold Lake today were Kingfisher, Little Grebe and 4m Pochard on main lake, m&f Shoveler on small pond and close by were 2 Buzzard, Sparrowhawk and 28 Chaffinch (Mick Clay). Over Brookhouse were 4 Shelduck >SW. At Roche Abbey were 2 Marsh Tit and single Marsh Tit at Stone (John Gallagher & John Williamson).

7th December A walk from Laughten-en-le-Morthen to Firbeck and return produced- Along Eastfield Lane were 38 Redwing, 26 Herring Gull >W, 6 Robin, 8 Blackbird, 2 Mallard, Cormorant, 3 Buzzard, 2 Stock Dove, 59 Golden Plover, 11 Greylag Goose >E, 3 Siskin and 21 Red-legged Partridge. Around Roche Abbey were Jay, 6 Chaffinch, 3 Nuthatch, a pair of Grey Wagtail, 3 Mallard, 3 Teal, Little Grebe, 21 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Herring Gull, Kestrel, Buzzard and a Heron. Around Stubbings Wood were 5 Yellowhammer, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Skylark, c300 Linnet in old rape/ set aside, 14 Black-headed Gull and 2 Buzzard. At Lingodell were 23 Starling and 700 Woodpigeon (Andy Hirst).

6th December A Brambling and Tawny Owl in Long Thwaite Wood (John Williamson). At Langold Lake today were a pair of Shoveler still and 3 Brambling in the old pit yard (Mick Scott).

5th December A pair of Shoveler at Langold Lake today (Mick Scott).

2nd December At Axle Lane today were 150 Skylark, 9 Pied Wagtail, 50 Fieldfare, 60 Golden Plover and 5 Greylag Goose >W (Mick Clay).

1st December At Carlton Lake today were Water Rail and 4 f Goosander (John Gallagher & John Williamson).

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