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31st December Langold Pit Top produced 18 Fieldfare, 10 Meadow Pipit, 14 Blackbird, 19 Golden Plover. Langold Lake held 49 Mallard, 27 Coot, 154 Black-headed Gull, 11 Tufted Duck and 40 Siskin. Along Kirk Croft Road today were 12 Blackbird, 4 Common Gull, 58 Lapwing, Willow Tit. At Lingodell were 134 Canada Geese and 4 Common Gull. Roche Abbey revealed Buzzard, 5 Teal, whilst Carlton Lake produced single F Wigeon.

28th December At Firbeck were 2 Nuthatch, 19 Greenfinch and 2 Kestrel. Roche Abbey held 2 Marsh Tit, Buzzard and 2 Sparrowhawk, plus 31 Teal and 7 Moorhen, with 46 Lapwing >W. Axle Lane held 1000 Golden Plover with 39 Grey Partridge and 26 Skylark

27th December Woodcock in flight mid morning at Stone. In Anston Stones Wood were 2 Sparrowhawk, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 10 Blue Tit, 8 Great Tit, 8 Blackbird, 6 Goldcrest, with 1000 Golden Plover at Axle Lane.

26th December Along First Lane were 7 Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, 14 Stock Dove, 20 Magpie, Teal, 6 Carrion Crow, 9 Yellowhammer, 300 Woodpigeon and 13 Grey Partridge.

24th December At Langold Pi Top were 26 Blackbird, Little Owl, Snipe, 3 Yellowhammer, Green Woodpecker, 3 Bullfinch, Jay, 16 Skylark, 20 Meadow Pipit. On or around Carlton Lake were 26 Coot, 5 Moorhen, Mute Swan, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 137 Black-headed Gull, 8 Tufted Duck, 60 Siskin, 2 Lesser Redpoll and 500 Woodpigeon.

22nd December 9 Yellowhammer at Kirk Croft Road, plus 12 Fieldfare

20th December Even though most of the water was frozen there was plenty of activity on the scrape at NAPT and brook including 50+corvids, 7 Black-headed Gull , 3 Common and 2 Herring Gulls. 5 Moorhen in brook along with pair of Grey Wagtail, Dunnock, Wren and (m) Green Woodpecker. Kestrel roosting at corner of Sewage site/culvert bridge, plateau held 15 Goldfinch, a pair of Mistle Thrush, 8 Meadow Pipit and single Jack Snipe. Alcove Plantation held plenty of Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Blue & Great Tits with 7 Long-tailed Tits in trees near college fields.

19th December Grey Wagtail feeding in garden at Kingswood Close

18th December At Langold Pit Top were 21 Blackbirds, 12 Fieldfare, 12 Meadow Pipit, 2 Green Woodpecker (m), 3 Coal Tit, 4 Skylark, Woodcock, Cormorant >W, 400 Woodpigeon, 221 Golden Plover (in nearby field). On Langold Lake were 9 Pochard (8m&1f), 157 Siskin, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 200 Black-headed Gull. At Axle Lane were 1000 Golden Plover, 2 Grey Heron, 9 Grey Partridge and 12 Moorhen. A Pair of Stonechat at NAPT Today, plus 8 Siskin, 3 Bullfinch and Lesser Redpoll

13th December A Jack Snipe today at Carlton Lake

11th December At Brampton Common were a pair of Stonechat, Treecreeper, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel and 3 Goldcrest. At Langold Pit Top were Green Woodpecker, Sparrowhawk, 5 Siskin, 7 Lesser Redpoll, 14 Goldfinch, 21 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Bullfinch, 7 Yellowhammer and a Woodcock going to roost plus 1500 Rook and 200 Jackdaw. On Langold Lake were Gadwall, Great Crested Grebe ,Common Gull and 119 Black-headed Gull.

10th December 5 Teal on Tommy Flockton's Marsh this afternoon

9th December Greenlands Park: Rookery very active with approx 25 birds present. Song Thrush and variety of Tits near entrance. Single Great Spotted Woodpecker in wood overlooking field SW with Grey Heron over >SE. Netherthorpe Plantation: 20 Collared Dove, 13 Woodpigeon, 3 Brambling. Alcove Plantation: Pair of Green Woodpecker ground feeding SE, Nuthatch in Rowan, f Sparrowhawk present SE. College Fields: 4 Fieldfare, 25 Carrion Crow 6 Rook and 7 Jackdaw with numerous Magpie throughout. Sewage Works: Despite heavy plant good numbers of Greenfinch, Chaffinch & Goldfinch, plus Grey Wagtail present. Overflow: Pair of Pheasant E, 12 Pied Wagtail, 3 Mallard and 5 Moorhen. On wader scrape were Lesser Black-backed Gull and 5 Black Headed Gull with Kestrel on edge of 1st island bathing and then continued preening on roof of Hide! Good numbers of Corvids and constant passage of Meadow Pipit and Goldfinch. Cramfit Copse: Pair of Bullfinch, Dunnock, Wren, Greenfinch and 7 Long-tailed Tit, single Green Woodpecker and Stonechat on fence post SE.

8th December On the Chesterfield Canal were 3 Mute Swan, 89 Mallard, 13 Tufted Duck, a returning??? Water Rail, 16 Moorhen, 4 Coot, single Kingfisher and 8 Siskin. Merlin through Axle Lane early morning

6th December Carr into Slade Hooton on Carr Lane just before the junction with High Hooton Road, a Barn Owl flew due north out of the farm buildings at the junction around 16:30. Bird flew across in front of a car at no more than 8 ft off the ground and headed off across the field up towards the little track known as Howe Lane.

5th December Kingfisher feeding in garden at Kingswood Close, Firbeck, dawn and dusk 5th December and dawn 6th December. At NAPT was a reported Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, this the first ever reported here. Jack Snipe on top plateau of pit top

27th November 6 Long-eared Owls at a local roost, At the same site a ringtail Hen Harrier, first heard calling, flew SE. At Grange Farm were 60 Chaffinch, 15 Tree Sparrow and 9 Lapwing. At Hodsock were 2 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, 25 Teal, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 70 Black-headed Gull, 6 Golden Plover, 60 Lapwing, 3 Snipe and 1 Lesser Redpoll >S

22nd November Carlton Lake held 11 Teal, a pair of Wigeon, single Snipe and 15 Mallard. At Langold Lake were 45 Mallard, 17 Coot, Mute Swan, male Pochard and Wigeon, 21 Tufted Duck, 2 Gadwall, 5 Great Crested Grebe, c300 Fieldfare, at least 50 Siskin, single Kingfisher and 150 Black-headed Gull.

21st November Very active female Sparrowhawk at Alcove Plantation mid morning. A regular here, often taking Collared Doves. 3 Bramblings in Netherthorpe Plantation (off Nursery Road, N. Anston). East Field Lane, Laughton held c300 Black-headed Gull, 75 Lapwing and c150 Fieldfare.

20th November Very active female Sparrowhawk at Alcove Plantation mid morning. 3 Bramblings in Netherthorpe Wood. Quiet morning at NAPT. Several Herring Gull >S, plus Great Black-backed Gull >N, 2 imm Cormorant >W, 7 Bullfinch by railway line and Siskin >S. At Firbeck were 4-500 Fieldfare, plus Nuthatch, Goldcrest, Treecreeper, Great Spotted and Green Woodpecker, Treecreeper and Lesser Redpoll, although the highlight were at least 2, possibly 3-4 Hawfinch in the tree tops. On the pond were 3 Teal, Little Grebe, 8 Tufted Duck, 14 Coot, 17 Mallard and a pair of Shoveler >N. 12 Cormorant flew >W, this, the highest ever square count. Among the 200 Canada Geese were single Greylag Goose. Langold Lake was partially frozen, but produced 47 Mallard (good count), 12 Tufted Duck, single Mute Swan, 14 Coot, 4 Great Crested Grebe, Common Gull, 9 Siskin and a pair of Kingfisher. At a site within the square 4 Long-eared Owls were roosting.

CAN PEOPLE WHO KNOW OF THIS ROOST INFORM THE RECORDER IF THEY INTEND TO VISIT, so we can co-ordinate visits to minimise disturbance.

17th November Early morning stroll around NAPT produced Kingfisher , single Green Woodpecker on plateau slopes, 5 Bullfinch in treeline parallel to railway, large flocks of Linnet & Goldfinch in/on willow plantation NW, approx. 10 Pied Wagtail on turned earth in sewage site, 18 Mallard and 2 Teal on scrape

15th November Female Goldeneye at Langold Lake today

13th November A Search of Langold Pit Top revealed 3 Kestrel, 1 Little Owl, 5 Carrion Crow, 200 Golden Plover, on Langold Lake were 150 Black-headed Gull and 3 Great Crested Grebe.

12th November Long-eared Owl roosting at site within the square. No sign of the Barn Owl at Gildingwells crossroads this evening, but at least 2 Little Owls. At NAPT were 12 Blackbird, 2 Siskin, 11 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Brambling, 7 Bullfinch, 30 Linnet, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Grey Wagtail, 12 Skylark, 3 Song Thrush, 1 Kestrel, 2 Willow Tit and single Snipe. At Brampton Common were 14 Grey Partridge, 1 Cormorant >W, 14 Lesser Redpoll, 14 Yellowhammer, 47 Mallard, 1 Snipe, 1 Sparrowhawk and 43 Lapwing. Along East Field Lane were 2 Buzzard, 1 Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 17 Lapwing >S, 100 Skylark,1000 Woodpigeon and 14 Yellowhammer. At Axle Lane were 142 Black-headed Gulls.

10th November At Tommy Flockton's Marsh were 150 Starling, 2 Heron, 3 Grey Partridge, 1 male Kestrel and 9 Long-tailed Tit. By the Chesterfield Canal near Kiveton were 6 Bullfinch, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 30 Siskin, 1 Buzzard, 12 Chaffinch, 7 Goldcrest, 7 Moorhen, 1 Marsh and 1 Willow Tit.

8th November A Wildfowl count produced the following. At Brown Bailey's: 27 Coot, 11 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 11 Black-headed Gull, 1 Heron, 4 Moorhen and single Marsh Tit. At Langold Lake were 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Sparrowhawk, 1 Mute Swan, 31 Mallard, 3 Mistle Thrush, 35 Redwing, 23 Coot, 7 Tufted Duck, 41 Black-headed Gull, 10 Moorhen, 2 Pied Wagtail and 1 Grey Wagtail. Roche Abbey produced 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 15 Teal, 1 Grey Wagtail and 4 Mistle Thrush.

6th November A Barn Owl gave excellent views at Dusk at Gildingwells crossroads

5th November 2 Stonechat at Wallingwells today. At NAPT were Kestrel hunting over eastern slope of plateau. The wader scrape held 9 Black-headed Gull, with large numbers of corvids SE and 5 Grey Partridge >E, 9 Redwing in railway treeline >NW, Cramfit Brook held 5 Moorhen and 2 Grey Wagtail, nice Stonechat (m) on fencepost SE on overflow. Good numbers of passerines in Alcove Plantation. Good movement south here of Woodpigeon, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Black-headed Gull, Meadow Pipit, Fieldfare, Starling and 69 Pink-footed Goose >NE, 5 Lesser Redpoll, 4 Bullfinch and Jack Snipe flushed by corvids into overflow area

1st November A run around the waters produced : At Brown Bailey's were 26 Coot, 8 Tufted Duck, Pochard and Little Grebe. Carlton Lake produced 12 Moorhen, 4 Mallard, 4 Coot, 5 Ruddy Duck, male Goosander and a m Buzzard over. Langold Lake held 35 Mallard, 26 Coot, 9 Tufted Duck, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Wigeon, 7 Moorhen, Mute Swan, Kingfisher and Buzzard. At Langold Pit Top were 7 Meadow Pipit, 9 Skylark, 2 Bullfinch, and 100 Pink-footed Geese over Shireoaks.

29th October A wander along the Chesterfield Canal (S.Anston to Old Spring Wood) produced 3 Lesser Redpoll, 22 Fieldfare > S, 2 Siskin, 4 Little Grebe, 5 Goldcrest and Grey Wagtail. At Anston Grange Farm were Brambling, 50 Redwing, 30 Fieldfare, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 3 Sparrowhawk, 7 Grey Partridge, 7 Bullfinch and 65 Pink-footed Geese >W. In the First Lane Pond were 15 Teal, and Little Grebe

27th October Axle Lane again: 3000 Golden Plover, 20 Redwing >S, 300 Woodpigeon >S, 44 Grey Partridge, 50 Skylark and 15 Meadow Pipit >S, plus Goldcrest, 2 Corn Bunting, Cormorant >S and Buzzard >SE ( late evening)

25th October Axle Lane today produced 30 Skylark, 54 Grey Partridge, 57 Pink-footed Geese >E in heavy rain, 200 Redwing, 50 Fieldfare >S and 2500 Golden Plover. At 16:15 2 Buzzard circled adjacent to the drive entrance of Lindrick Golf course on the A57

23rd October Along First Lane today were single Brambling >S, 7 Lesser Redpoll>W, 23 Yellowhammer, Sparrowhawk, 10 Skylark, Blackcap, and 21 Teal on small pond, with Heron and Little Grebe, also Little Owl nearby. To east of the quarry, sat on wire fence was a female Stonechat. A quick hour at NAPT in the pouring rain this am produced 33 different species including single Grey Heron near scrape, with a good passage of Redwing with approx 35 on treeline parallel with railway, 11 Grey Partridge in Willow plantation, pair of Kestrel over slopes of plateau, mobbed by corvids, 2 Grey Wagtail, 4 Mallard and 11 Moorhen on Cramfit Brook (influx), 5 Lesser Black-backed Gulls >W and female Sparrowhawk hunting starlings near Church Lane. Scrape held 2 Teal, 8 Mallard, pair of Stock Dove plus good numbers of corvids E including at least 10 Jackdaw.

21st October Golden Plover at Axle Lane rose to 1000 birds with, 80 Grey Partridge, 30 Skylark, single Corn Bunting and a very late Wheatear on the wall late evening

20th October Back at Axle Lane were 166 Redwing>S, 2 Brambling >S, 5 Siskin >S, 2 Grey Partridge,6 Corn Bunting, 22 Skylark and 500 Golden Plover. Jack Snipe on set aside at rear of Carlton Wood.

18th October Over Axle Lane today were 6 Brambling >S, 56 Redwing >S, 4 Siskin >S, 39 Grey Partridge, 300 Golden Plover and the observers first Kingfisher here.

16th October At Langold Pit Top today were a steady passage of Redwing, with 641 >S, 2 Brambling, 41 Fieldfare>S, 4 Bullfinch, 19 Golden Plover in field opposite, 14 Lesser Redpoll >S, 15 Siskin >S, 3 Snipe >W, 11 Skylark, and 12 Long-tailed Tit. On Langold Lake were 6 Great Crested Grebe. At NAPT was a steady passage of Redwing, with several hundred >S, plus plenty of Song Thrush, 7 Lesser Redpoll, 7 Skylark, Chiffchaff, 5 Fieldfare, 2 Snipe, single Teal, and a Mute Swan on the scrape

15th October At Langold Pit Top still single Stonechat (female) plus 30 Redwing

14th October Today at Axle Lane: 66 Grey Partridge, 2 Redwing >S, 21 Linnet >S, 14 Pied Wagtail >S, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Mute Swan, 300 Golden Plover, 20 Skylark and 3 Wheatear. Highlight of the day were 3 Stonechat at Langold Pit Top (2f 1m)

13th October In a run of road kills, a Barn Owl was seen at the side of the A57 near the Todwick cross-roads, Sadly a ringtail Hen Harrier was picked up at the side of the road between Oldcotes and Styrup today. At Axle Lane were 2 Wheatear, 27 Grey Partridge, 300 Golden Plover and 150 Skylark

10th October Highlight of the morning was an imm. Arctic Skua, (first for square) NW over Axle Lane, plus 3 Wheatear along wall near Anston end, as well as 1000 Golden Plover and 70 Grey Partridge late evening as well as 50 Lesser Black-backed Gulls, 20 Black-headed Gulls, 19 Skylark, 4 Heron and a Peregrine early morning.

9th October At Axle Lane today were 3 Wheatear on wall side, 46 Grey Partridge, 36 Skylark, 8 Stock Dove, 51 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 60 Black-headed Gull, 2 Corn Bunting, 1000 Golden Plover and 20 Linnet. At Kiveton Pit Top were 3 Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, 46 Mallard >W, 47 Canada Geese again >W and 35 Skylark. 4 Swallows heading over fields on the Gateford estate today

8th October At Smarson Hills were 32 Grey Partridge, 26 Yellowhammer, 20 Pied Wagtail and a Buzzard. Along the Chesterfield Canal were 7 Siskin, 4 Little Grebe, 3 Grey Wagtail and a Kingfisher. At Harry Crofts were 12 Grey Partridge. At NAPT this morning were 20 Skylark, 2 Redwing (first of autumn), 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Teal, 4 Siskin >S and 3 Lesser Redpoll. Over Roche Abbey were 2 Buzzard and Sparrowhawk, plus 3 Teal, Siskin, and several Marsh Tit. Late evening at Axle Lane produced 2 Wheatear along wall by cross over, 1000 Golden Plover, 65 Grey Partridge, 18 Skylark and 2 Heron

7th October Just 300 Golden Plover 300, a pair of Mute Swan, 24 Grey Partridge, 19 Skylark, and Merlin > S late evening. At NAPT were 16 Lapwing, 1 Grey Wagtail, 2 Swallow >E, 48 Magpie, 31 Black-headed Gull, 2 Grey Partridge, 3 Bullfinch, c75 Linnet and 15 Mallard

6th October 1500 Golden Plover, with Wheatear, 41 Grey Partridge, Mute Swan and 2 Kestrel. At Langold Lake today were 3 Nuthatch, 43 Mallard, 25 Coot, 22 Tufted Duck, 1 imm. Great Crested Grebe, female Blackcap, 2 Mute Swan, Siskin and 4 Mistle Thrush. At nearby Carlton Lake were 21 Mallard, a female Ruddy Duck with 4 young + 1 other young bird and a Pair of Gadwall

4th October An ad. male Peregrine today at Axle Lane, plus 139 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 220 Golden Plover and a Chiffchaff, as well as 60 Skylark, 6 Grey Heron, 220 Golden Plover, 7 Grey Partridge and a Grey Wagtail. 106 Lesser Black-backed Gulls over NAPT.

3rd October Again at Axle Lane-5 Greylag Geese >W, with imm. Peregrine and Snipe in stubble

29th September At Axle Lane today were 67 Black-headed Gulls, 250 Rook, 250 Golden Plover, 20 Skylark, 4 Heron, 1 Siskin >S, a Buzzard and 3 Cormorants fishing n pond.

27th September A good day at NAPT. Constant passage of Meadow Pipit, 2 Siskin, 20 Greenfinch and 40 Goldfinch feeding/ bathing on track puddles, 9 Grey Partridge, pair of Kestrel, 10 Skylark, 4 Bullfinch, 39 Lapwing, Blackcap, 2 Lesser Redpoll and a Chiffchaff. At Kings Wood corner, an hour produced 5 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, although the highlight were 96 Pink-footed Geese >SE

25th September A steady passage of Meadow Pipit @ NAPT, 6 Reed Bunting, 4 Skylark, 2 Grey Wagtail, 6 Chiffchaff, 9 Grey Partridge, Blackcap, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 3 Teal, and 4 Siskin. At Axle Lane Golden Plovers topped 500 birds. Roche Abbey produced 2 calling Tawny Owls, 4 Jays (on passage?) and 2 Siskin. The Green Sandpiper remains at Hodsock, along with 2 Snipe, also 2 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Teal, 2 Buzzard, Lesser Redpoll and a Sparrowhawk.

22nd September A pair of Barnacle Geese (Escapes) today at Carlton Lake mixed in with 150+ Canada Geese

21st September 6 Buzzard over Loscar. At Axle Lane were 20 Meadow Pipit >S, Wheatear, 37 Grey Partridge 2 Lesser Redpoll >S, Grey Wagtail >N, 115 Golden Plover and 80 Canada Geese

20th September Over Axle Lane today were 14 Meadow Pipit >S, 182 Golden Plover, 94 Canada Geese, 3 Wheatear, 16 House Martin and a Siskin >S

19th September At NAPT the area around the Sewage Works held 3 Lesser Black-backed Gulls and good numbers of Corvids, Top Plateau pond edges held 8 Linnet and pair of Meadow Pipit with 35 Goldfinch feeding on Teasel. Wader Scrape held 15 Mallard (3f, 9 Imm 3m), 3 Moorhen on Cramfit Brook and treeline parallel with railway produced single Green Woodpecker and Reed Bunting, NW boundary revealed a covey of 7 Grey Partridge and single Pheasant with Kestrel over Willow opposite Sewage Works. At Axle Lane were 124 Lapwing, 160 Golden Plover, 14 Swallow and 23 Meadow Pipit >S

17th September At NAPT a Ringed Plover went >N, also here were 6 Bullfinch, Lesser Redpoll >S, 4 Grey Wagtail, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 3 Song Thrush, 30 House Martin, 3 Willow Tit, 50 Linnet and 30 Goldfinch. Dinnington Marsh held 4 Siskin, Buzzard and Willow Tit

16th September Today Axle Lane held Wheatear

14th September Still 1 Redstart on path as you enter Dinnington Marsh

13th September At NAPT today: Single Snipe disturbed on pond, pair of Grey Wagtail > E over Cramfit Brook, single Sedge Warbler in sandwich between overflow & scrape, 18 House Martin at Top Plateau Pond. Wader Scrape and surrounds held 4 Jackdaw, 15 Rook, 4 Stock Dove and 8 Woodpigeon with Kestrel hunting on slopes of plateau. Meanwhile at Axle Lane were Wheatear and 100 Golden Plover.

12th September At Axle Lane today: 83 Meadow Pipit >S, single Pink-footed Goose >NE, 18 Swallow >S, 159 Golden Plover, 22 Grey Partridge, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk and 5 Siskin. At Firbeck 3 Siskin >N

11th September Again at Axle Lane were 200 Golden Plover, 93 Lesser Black-backed Gulls >S, 3 Snipe, 80 Linnet, 52 Lapwing >W and 34 Grey Partridge. Dinnington Marsh produced 2 imm. Redstarts as you enter track, plus Little Owl calling, 2 Chiffchaff and Whitethroat. At Hodsock the Green Sandpiper showed well on pond, plus single Yellow Wagtail

10th September At Axle Lane today were 511 Golden Plover and 90 Linnet.

9th September At Hodsock were 2 Snipe, 2 Teal, single Chiffchaff, Blackcap and 25 Pied Wagtail. Nearby Carlton Lake produced 23 Mallard, 4 Teal, 9 Coot, 7 Moorhen, single Shoveler, 4 Tufted Duck, 25 House Martin and 20 Swallow. Axle Lane held 161 Golden Plover, 6 Heron, 49 Grey Partridge, 3 Wheatear and 31 Mallard over, 2 Snipe and 90 Linnet

6th September Whinchat and imm Redstart along the main path at Dinnington Marsh this morning, along with 4 Chiffchaff, Sparrowhawk, Hobby, Kestrel and 2 Buzzard.

4th September At Axle Lane today were Hobby and Wheatear

3rd September Tree Pipit >S early morning over Axle Lane plus Yellow Wagtail, Hobby, 100 Golden Plover and 62 Canada Geese. At Anston Grange were 4 Green Woodpecker, 2 Chiffchaff, 12 Stock Dove, 3 Jay, Buzzard and 3 Tree Sparrow. Kiveton to Turnerwood along the Chesterfield Canal produced 13 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 9 Chiffchaff, 3 Siskin, 6 Bullfinch, 27 Moorhen, 18 Robin, 5 Goldcrest, 2 Willow Tit, 2 Marsh Tit and 2 Little Grebe plus a juv. as well as 2 Mute Swan and a juv. At Harry Crofts were Wheatear, 8 Stock Dove and a Grey Wagtail

2nd September At Dinnington Marsh today were Lesser Whitethroat, 12 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 5 Willow Tit, Little Owl, Treecreeper, 9 Stock Dove and Whitethroat

1st September At Axle Lane today were 140 Linnet, 3 Wheatear and 38 Grey Partridge

31st August Axle Lane held 199 Golden Plover, 2 Yellow Wagtails >S, 5 Heron, single Corn Bunting,100 Linnet, 4 Wheatear, 2 Whinchat, and 5 Siskin >S over S Anston.

30th August At NAPT the Short-eared Owl showed very well, plus Kingfisher

29th August A further Siskin over Axle Lane today, with 107 Golden Plover, 41 Grey Partridge, Wheatear and 7 Snipe >W. At NAPT a Short-eared Owl behind bird hide on grass bank

28th August Over Dinnington Marsh today were 80 House Martin, plus 2 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 4 Bullfinch and Siskin >S-plus 24 Mistle Thrush

27th August Wheatear and 77 Golden Plover at Axle Lane today plus 5 Heron, and 50 House Martin. Hodsock held 200 House Martin, 50 Swallow, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 11 Tree Sparrow, Tawny Owl, 30 Linnet, 50 Greenfinch and m Sparrowhawk. At nearby Carlton Lake were 244 Canada Geese, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2m Ruddy Duck, 200 House Martin, 50 Swallow and 2 Sand Martin

26th August Again at Axle were single Wheatear, 78 Golden Plover, 80 Linnet and 38 Grey Partridge

24th August At Axle Lane were 30 Golden Plover, 2 Kestrel, 76 Linnet, Wheatear, single Great Black-backed Gull >W, 4 Heron, 50 Lapwing and 200 Rook

23rd August 17 Golden Plover at Axle Lane along with 4 Yellow Wagtail>S , 55 Lapwing >S, 2 Whitethroat and juv. Wheatear, plus 35 Swallow and 60 Linnet

21st August Axle Lane produced 36 Golden Plover, 6 Heron, 4 Yellow Wagtail >S, 38 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 20 Black-headed Gull, 40 Linnet and Sparrowhawk. At Owdy Lane were Buzzard, 5 Tree Sparrow, Yellow Wagtail and 3 Jay. Nearby Hodsock produced 5 Teal, Green Woodpecker and 2 Blackcap.

20th August At NAPT were 4 Reed Warbler, Snipe >W, Mute Swan >W, 2 Chiffchaff, Blackcap and 2 Kestrel. At Carlton Lake were 150 House Martin, 60 Sand Martin, 100 Swallow, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, Grey Wagtail, 2m 1 f+ 1 juv Ruddy Duck and 121 Canada Geese. At Hodsock were single Buzzard, Green Sandpiper, 5 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Snipe, 50 Pied Wagtail, 2 Teal and 7 Golden Plover >N. Roche Abbey produced 1 juv. Shelduck, 2 Chiffchaff and a Grey Wagtail. Axle Lane held 33 Golden Plover and 6 Heron. Dinnington Marsh produced 2 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 7 Bullfinch, 5 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Tit and 3 Blackcap. Nearby Brampton Common held 300 Black-headed Gulls, 100 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 30 Lapwing

19th August At Brampton Common today were Buzzard, 3 Kestrel and 3 Yellow Wagtail

14th August c6 Yellow Wagtails at Lingodell today

13th August 2 Little Grebes and chick on Chesterfield Canal at section just before the last winding hole before the Norwood Tunnel

12th August Kingfisher a regular occurrence along stream rear Kingswood Close, Firbeck

11th August 127 Lapwing on stubble next to Stubbing Wood, Firbeck. At Axle Lane were 4 Heron, 2 Reed Bunting juv's, with 2 Golden Plover and c65 Grey Partridge and 27 Lesser Black-backed Gull over Axle Lane this evening with c50 over NAPT.

7th August female Shoveler at Carlton Lake

5th August Green Sandpiper, 6 Snipe, plus 100 plus Lapwing at Hodsock, also Buzzard

4th August At Axle Lane-another Wheatear (different bird), Yellow Wagtail, 5 Reed Bunting, 33 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 14 Black-headed Gull, 11 Lapwing and 7 Heron, plus 14 Grey Partridge. At Hodsock were 4 Snipe, single Little Ringed Plover, 100 Lapwing and a report of Green Sandpiper

3rd August At Axle Lane was a single juv Wheatear and Yellow Wagtail

1st August 3 juv. Hobby ringed at the second site this evening

31st July At Letwell today were 2 Buzzard, Juv. Sparrowhawk, 87 Canada Geese, 7 Yellowhammer and 2 Whitethroat. At Hodsock were 4 Buzzard, single Golden Plover, 200 Lapwing and 25 Tree Sparrow. At Roche Abbey were Marsh Tit and Willow Tit, plus Spotted Flycatcher + 2 juvs, 2 Buzzard as well as 3 Grey Wagtail feeding young

30th July At NAPT today were 2 Green Woodpecker, 3 Chiffchaff, Little Grebe, plus 1 juv., 5 Bullfinch and 3 Willow Tit

29th July The first Golden Plover of the year calling over Axle Lane today, with 8 Grey Partridge, and Yellow Wagtail. At NAPT was a single Hobby, 200 Swift, 25 Swallow, 3 Bullfinch, 60 Goldfinch, 2 Sedge Warbler, 2 Green Woodpecker, Tawny Owl, 2 Chiffchaff, Turtle Dove and 4 Grey Partridge. 4 Juv. Hobby ringed at the first site in SK58, this evening

26th July First Lane on the waste soil by path to Canal were c15 Lesser Black-backed Gull, c25 Black-headed Gull, single Common Gull and 5 Yellowhammer. On the Chesterfield Canal by Kiveton were 1ad. Little Grebe, plus a juv. as well as single Willow Tit, 5 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat and 2 Yellowhammer. Grasshopper Warbler in Elderberry bush at NAPT this morning

24th July A Hobby nest with 3 juvs found near our western border. At Dinnington Marsh today were juv. Green Woodpecker, 2 Kestrel, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Bullfinch, 6 Carrion Crow and 1 Great Black-backed Gull >E (early). At Hodsock were 2 Buzzard, 47 Lapwing, 45 Pied Wagtail, 2 Green Woodpecker, Yellow Wagtail, juv. Sparrowhawk, Kestrel and 4 Tree Sparrow.

23rd July At NAPT were Redshank calling, plus Yellow Wagtail, 2 Turtle Dove, 3 Bullfinch, 3 Willow Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler and 4 Reed Warbler (family party) At Brampton were 86 Lapwing >E, plus Little Owl. At a site in the W of SK58 2 juv. Long-eared Owls were seen and heard. A Kingfisher flew upstream at Kingswood Close, Firbeck

21st July Along First Lane today were 2 Little Owl, with Hobby over. In the quarry was a imm. Peregrine, a nice surprise and find. Green Woodpecker in front garden at Kingswood Close, Firbeck

20th July A female Tufted Duck with two chicks swam downstream towards the Hall grounds at Firbeck. This the first breeding record here since 1994

17th July Over Axle today, the highlight was a Crossbill >NW early morning, plus 6 Corn Bunting and a Yellow Wagtail. At NAPT were Turtle Dove as well as a Hobby that caught a House Martin and flew towards Brampton, before returning to sit on wader scrape. It was then mobbed by Black-headed Gulls. Also here were Sedge Warbler and Reed Warbler. Over South Anston was a Buzzard, very high north. Over Brampton was a single Common Tern >S, and a Long-eared Owl out feeding at 19:30, plus 19 Grey Partridge, 300 Swift and 3 Kestrel.

16th July ad. Hobby mobbed by Kestrel over NAPT this afternoon

15th July At Axle Lane today were 5 Corn Bunting, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 75 Swift, 20 House Martin, 15 Swallow and a Cormorant >E, plus 2 Common Tern, one of which caught a fish and > SE.

14th July At Axle Lane were Cuckoo, 3 Common Tern and Spotted Flycatcher feeding juvs in garden by Windmill Wood,plus 11 Corn Bunting, single Sand Martin, single Yellow Wagtail, 250 Swift, and 70 House Martin.

13th July 4 Common Tern on scrape at NAPT from 08:30-08:50 Approaching scrape & Cramfit from NE there were 2 in pond near culvert, which took off to main scrape near front of hide. At Cramfit corner were 4 birds mobbing a pair of Carrion Crows for a good 5 minutes in SE corner of scrape. All 4 continued to mob the Carrion Crows, swooping down on them and circling. Carrion Crows departed >E and birds remained on E fringes of scrape. All 4 birds flew off >W (possibly to Kiveton Fisheries or RVCP?).

11th July At Axle Lane were 8 Corn Bunting and 5 Yellow Wagtail (inc. 3 juvs).

10th July At a site to the E of SK58 an ad. Hobby was by nest. At Red Lane a juv Buzzard in nest at Peaks Hill , plus Green and Great Spotted Woodpecker. Also 69 + Sand Martin, 26 Skylark and 14 Meadow Pipit. Spotted Flycatcher nesting in Wisteria on wall of house, next to the Nursing Home at Todwick. 4 young in the nest, adult often perches on the nearby apple tree or on the washing line.

9th July Along Axle Lane this morning were 10 Corn Bunting, 2 Reed Bunting, 14 Linnet, 1 Common Tern, a Starling flock of c50 birds, plus c50 Swift, and 10 House Martin. At NAPT were Turtle Dove, 8 Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler and 4 Bullfinch. At the Brampton site just 2 Long-eared Owl juvs.

8th July Single Oystercatcher over Hodsock, plus Common Tern at Carlton Lake and single Spotted Flycatcher in Carlton Church Yard

6th July At NAPT today were a pair of Kestrels. Unusually a pair of Snipe in "sandwich area" along with good numbers of Sedge, Reed Warblers and Reed Bunting. 3 Red-legged Partridge on path NE of sewage site. Single Grey Wagtail on brook near culvert SE. Single Green Woodpecker on overflow and another ground feeding near Alcove Plantation. Plateau Pond had good numbers of Swift and House Martin. Pair of Grey Partridge with 2 young on eastern slope of plateau towards college fields. Single Whitethroat N in brambles near railway with 4 Linnet on fence posts NE. Crèche of Mallard on Cramfit Brook near sewage site consisting of 3 female with 12 young.

3rd July Pair of Oystercatchers still at Lingodell today

1st July The Woodlark to the E of SK58 have failed. The field has been ploughed up!

27th June Pair of Oystercatchers >NW over Carlton Lake. Were going to land but the cattle on the side of the lake put them off (19:30)-probably Lingodell birds from 24th.

26th June At NAPT today were Redshank, 4 Lapwing + 5 juvs, Green Woodpecker and single Turtle Dove

24th June Tree Pipit over Gateford area plus 2 Whimbrel >N over Broom Farm, Gateford

23rd June Pair of Oystercatcher flew into Lingodell at 15.50, plus Tawny Owl flew through garden at 3 Kingswood Close, Firbeck

20th June At NAPT were 3 Redshank, plus 3 Lapwing + 5 juv's, 3 Turtle Dove and a pair of Little Grebe + 3 juv's

18th June Along the Chesterfield Canal were 15 Blackcap, 9 Whitethroat, 10 Chiffchaff, single Willow Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler, 5 Goldcrest, 16 Moorhen, 3 Green Woodpecker, 6 Song Thrush, Marsh Tit, and 2 Turtle Dove. Single Buzzard over Lindrick Golf Course. 2 Long-eared Owls giving close views from 21:00-21:30 from a site in the W of SK58

17th June We have roughly 4 pairs of Long-eared Owls in the square this year. An ad. was seen hunting and perching at 30m distance for 20 mins at 22:05, to the E of SK58

12th June On Hawk Hill Lane were 2 ad Lapwing plus 3 juv's, nearby an adult Long-eared Owl was hunting over a field. Observed at 20:15 until 21:10 and at 21:45 till to dark, also Little Owl and Tawny Owl. At NAPT were 3 ad. Lapwing and 6 juv's. An ad. Hobby hunting near nest. And the Woodlark site to the E of SK58 is now ploughed up with no sign of the birds.

8th June At NAPT a pair of Little Grebe had 3 juvs, plus nearby Turtle Dove. 4 Lapwing at Brampton

3rd June At Brown Bailey's were c17 Sand Martin early morning, not visiting the nest holes very often so unclear as to how many occupied nest holes there are, 14 Coot, + 10 young, 2 Little Grebe + 2 very young chicks, 1 m Ruddy Duck and Long-tailed Tit T family of 14. At Woodsetts were 13 Lapwing in meadow field east of village alongside the road. Highlights from Anston Stones Wood; 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 2 Treecreeper.

2nd June At Carlton Lake today were 3m Ruddy Duck, Cormorant resting on side of lake. At nearby Langold Lake were Sedge Warbler in reeds at bottom end of main lake, 4 pairs of Great Crested Grebe+ 2 young, 2 Mute Swan, 38 Canada Geese + 36 young in crèche with just 4 adult birds. Firbeck Hall produced 99 Canada Geese + 7 young (may be more but were in a hollow ).

31st May Kingfisher on Lamb Lane Dyke in garden of 3 Kingswood Close A couple of other snippets: the Mallard with 17 young lost the lot. The Heron had every one of them. We find this in Firbeck. First hatchings during April and May are inevitably lost to the Heron, but later in the season, the Heron stops hunting and later hatchings have a better survival rate. Little Owl bred in Firbeck this year.

30th May NAPT 'Big Sit' didn't produce anything unexpected but did produce 54 species from the hide alone, including good counts Stock Dove, Lapwing, Meadow Pipit, Lesser Whitethroat, Turtle Dove, plus Redshank, Snipe, Heron, Red-legged Partridge and Grey Partridge.

29th May Osprey for an hour over Sandbeck, >S towards Firbeck with fish. Possibly one of the summering Welbeck birds

28th May Tree Sparrow in garden at 3 Kingswood Close, Firbeck. This species seems to be on the increase in Firbeck. Possibly Joplings field on Kings Wood Lane with all the newly-planted trees and shrubs, etc... is beneficial.

27th May Just 7 Sand Martin nests counted at Brown Bailey's pond

26th May Highlights at NAPT today included single Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, Whitethroat and Lesser Whitethroat

24th May Single Buzzard flying over Kilton, towards Carlton/ Blyth

23rd May 3 Spotted Flycatchers at the regular haunt of Carlton Church yard

22nd May At NAPT 6 Lapwing, Turtle Dove, Reed Warbler, Hobby back at 2 sites within the square. At Carlton, Red Lane area, were 44 Sand Martin (assumed nesting in refuse area-outside square), plus 2 Shelduck >E. Kings Wood corner produced 4 Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel and 3 Cormorant >W and Great Spotted Woodpecker feeding juv's. At Axle Lane were 2 Common Tern (most days)

21st May Osprey over Sandbeck today

15th May NAPT was fairly quiet except for 12 Willow Warbler, 10 Skylark, 9 Stock Dove, 6 Chiffchaff, Cuckoo, 9 Whitethroat, 3 Turtle Dove, Little Grebe, Sand Martin, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, Sedge Warbler, and Redshank. At Lingodell were 9 Rook nests. Hawfinch and single Buzzard from Kings Wood corner. Single Sedge Warbler at Carlton Lake, plus 4 Greylag Geese and 2m Ruddy Duck. At Brown Bailey's were 9 ad Coot and 7 juv's, plus a pair of Great Crested Grebe with 2 juv's, and 7 Sand Martin. Dinnington Marsh produced 11 Willow Warbler, single Tawny Owl juv in nest box, Cuckoo, Lesser Whitethroat, Heron, 40 Swift, and 5 Whitethroat.

14th May female Marsh Harrier over Axle Lane and NAPT >N at 17:45. Turtle Dove and Lesser Whitethroat from the hide.

13th May 06.00 -09.00 NAPT -2 Song Thrush, 11 Willow Warbler, 4 Whitethroat, 35 Magpie, Marsh Harrier-1 female flying >E. Brampton Common-1 Cuckoo, 4 Mallard and 2 Redshank defending a nest site.

10th May Migration is in full swing at NAPT with 4 different warblers plus Swift, Swallow & House Martin in good numbers along with Whitethroat, Blackcap and Wheatear. 2 Heron present 1 in Cramfit, the other in corner pond. A brood of 9 young Mallard near pump station with a dozen Reed Bunting flitting about. 2 Moorhen nests with eggs (1 & 3) and 3 Kestrel NW, E & on Plateau slope

2nd May At Booth's (Axle Lane) were single Grasshopper Warbler, at Brown Bailey's were Great Crested Grebe, Mute Swan, 6 Tufted Duck, 8 Ruddy Duck and 3 Sand Martin. At NAPT were single Turtle Dove, 5 Willow Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 5 Lapwing and plus 4 juv's, Grasshopper Warbler, Heron, 2 Sedge Warbler, Curlew >N, Dunlin, Yellow Wagtail, 4 Grey Partridge and 6 Wheatear (4m + 2 f). At Hodsock were 6 Lapwing, Oystercatcher, Cuckoo, Shelduck and Yellow Wagtail

1st May At Wallingwells Pond today was a Turtle Dove, plus 2 Sedge Warbler and Ringed Plover at Carlton Lake. At Axle Lane were Common Tern, 2m Whinchat, Sedge Warbler and Swift. On the wader scrape were Dunlin and 4 Lapwing nests plus an amazing 9, yes 9 Sedge Warbler, plus Grasshopper Warbler, 8 Swift, 10 Swallow, and 2 Whinchat in Willow coppicing. In Anston Stones Wood were Sedge Warbler and 2 Lesser Whitethroat

30th April Whimbrel over Axle Lane this morning, plus Hobby at Loscar. 4 Gadwall on wader scrape at NAPT

29th April 2 Swallows over Gateford Hill this morning. Single Shelduck and pair of Gadwall at Carlton Lake. At Axle Lane were 9 Corn Bunting, 27 Skylark, 3 Yellow Wagtail, Grasshopper Warbler, Sand Martin >N, Whimbrel >NW, 4 Whitethroat, plus Hobby NE

28th April At NAPT were 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 20 House Martin, 4 Lapwing and a Heron. At Dinnington Marsh were 9 Willow Warbler, Heron, Cuckoo, and 2 Chiffchaff

27th April At Axle Lane were 2 Common Tern, m Wheatear and 2 Grasshopper Warbler

26th April At Axle Lane today were 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2m Wheatear and 11 Corn Bunting.

25th April Birds continue to arrive with Willow Warbler at NAPT, Swallow over Scrape >E, f Kestrel in hover near College Fields E, 3f Mallard in Cramfit Brook with broods of 7, 4 & 3 young. Pair of Yellowhammer NE corner on hedge of sewage site, plus Whitethroat, 2 Green Woodpecker and c20 House Martin around the sewage works. Little Ringed Plover & Ringed Plover present at a site within the square. At Booth's, Todwick were single Grasshopper Warbler, at Dinnington Marsh were single Grasshopper Warbler and 22 Willow Warbler

24th April 4 Curlew >N over Carlton Lake towards Dinnington

23rd April Migration noted at NAPT with House Martin over Plateau > E, Whitethroat E near college fields boundary. Pair of Grey Partridge on E slope of Plateau and 3 Reed Bunting in sandwich area.

22nd April At NAPT this morning were 11 Wren, 4 Blackcap, 15 Blackbird, 10 Skylark, 21 Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 23 Linnet, single Sand Martin >N, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, Tree Pipit >N and Little Grebe

21st April Cuckoo heard over Wigthorpe today

20th April At Axle Lane today were 7 Corn Bunting, 1 Yellow Wagtail and 3 Swallow >N. At NAPT were 2 Dunlin feeding, 4 Lapwing, 2m Wheatear and a pair of Little Grebe nest building, plus 4 Chiffchaff and 2 Willow Warbler.

19th April f Whinchat at Costhorpe Cricket ground

18th April 7pm NAPT Flock of Waxwings feeding on rose hips. At the Greenlands school entrance, down slope towards houses 24 were counted in the mature tall trees, but there was probably more about on the ground, bushes etc...

17th April A lovely surprise for one observer at NAPT today were 3 Waxwing on red berry bush near yellow path south! Wader scrape produced 6 Lapwing with 4 pair Mallard. Single Pied Wagtail on mudbank with Pheasant in long grass E of hide and pair Grey Partridge in scrub E. Green Woodpecker calling from tall treeline along railway N. Plenty of Skylark & Meadow Pipit throughout site with Magpies harassing Lapwing near plateau pond. Mixed flock of 70 Corvids on sewage works SE with Kestrel sat on top of nest box. At Dinnington Marsh were 14 Willow Warbler, 6 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap and Swallow >N.

16th April At Dinnington Marsh were Curlew calling, Buzzard, 11 Willow Warbler, and 4 Chiffchaff. At a site in the square were 3 Little Ringed Plover and 3 Ringed Plover

14th April At NAPT today were m Blackcap in willow E along with Chiffchaff. Pair of Kestrel displaying over College Fields, 6 Lapwing with 2 displaying at Plateau Pond and 2 on scrape pond and 2 E on scrape. Jackdaw flock of 12 on edge of scrape right of hide. Single Grey Heron in ox-bow pond NE of scrape near culvert. Single Buzzard high over Cramfit Bridge >SW

13th April At Axle Lane today were Yellow Wagtail >N, Swallow >N, 8 Corn Bunting and 13 Golden Plover >N.

10th April Whitethroat in the willow trees, Anston, Willow Warbler Carlton Lake At a site in the square were still 3 Ringed Plover and 3 Little Ringed Plover. Langold Lake produced 4 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 7 Chiffchaff and 14 Great Crested Grebe (1 nest), plus 3 House Martin >N, 15 Sand Martin >N, Swallow >N, 2m Blackcap, Willow Warbler, 3 Kestrel and Sparrowhawk. At Kings Wood Corner were 6 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Sparrowhawk and calling Hawfinch, plus 2 House Martin >N, 2 Sand Martin >N and Swallow. At nearby Lingodell were 2 Swallow, with Little Grebe on small pond by Thwaite House Farm

9th April 12+ Swallows at Brown Baileys, and a Great Crested Grebe sat on nest at Carlton Lake At a site in the square were still 4 Ringed Plover and 4 Little Ringed Plover. Carlton Lake produced single Sand Martin >N, 2 m Ruddy Duck and 2 Buzzard. Brown Bailey's held 2 m Ruddy Duck and 2 Great Crested Grebe.

8th April Redshank at the wader scrape, NAPT today. A few records from a cold day -Hewett Arms: 11 Coot, 5 Moorhen, 23 Canada Geese, 4 Mallard,single Green Woodpecker and Heron. At Brown Bailey's were 2 Mallard, single Mute Swan, 14 Coot, 7 Tufted Duck, 2 Chiffchaff, single Blackcap, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Moorhen and m Ruddy Duck. Carlton Lake produced 11 Moorhen, 6 Coot, 33 Canada Geese, 14 Mallard 2m and 1 f Ruddy Duck, pair of Gadwall and 4 Greylag Geese. Whilst at Roche Abbey were 8 Teal, 4 Mallard, 2 Coot, 3 Coal Tit, single Marsh Tit,1 Grey Wagtail, single Buzzard and Blackcap. Brampton Common held 2 Redshank, 3 Snipe, single Green Woodpecker and 4 Lapwing

7th April Two Swallows feeding over Jopling's field at Firbeck. Redshank at NAPT wader scrape

6th April Quick hour at NAPT produced pair of Red-legged Partridge in sewage area E near gate @ culvert corner, on scrape were 6 Mallard and pair of Lapwing. Overflow showed Green Woodpecker and 3 Grey Partridge, Reed Bunting, Chiffchaff and Moorhen in sandwich area, College Fields held 4 Fieldfare. Female Mallard at Firbeck with 17 chicks, reduced to 15 on 7th April.

5th April NAPT was fairly quiet, with no movement. 7 Dunnock were counted, 5 Chiffchaff, 9 Wren, plus 14 Meadow Pipit. 5 Mallard also on the scrape, plus 7 Lapwing and Ringed Plover. Blackcap also here as well as Willow Warbler. Single Green Woodpecker, 4 Lapwing, Little Grebe heard, 4 Grey Partridge and m Wheatear. However single Swallow at Wallingwells today

4th April Single m Wheatear at NAPT today. 2 Blackcaps at Carlton Wood today

3rd April at a site in the square were 4 Little Ringed Plover displaying, 4 Ringed Plover displaying, 3 Redshank and 4 Lapwing. At NAPT scrape at lunchtime were 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Mallard, Plateau Pond held 5 Lapwing with several Skylark calling overhead. Pair Kestrel in courtship routine N between brook & industrial units. f Sparrowhawk patrolling treeline NE, pair of Grey Partridge disturbed in scrub with 18 Pied Wagtail on W side of sewage works. Pair of Reed Bunting in "sandwich" area, Alcove Plantation showed Green Woodpecker and Chiffchaff. At Dinnington Marsh today were Buzzard feeding on the floor, 5 Willow Warbler and 4 Chiffchaff, with 6 Lapwing nests at nearby Brampton Common. At Carlton Lake were two male and one female Shoveler. At Top Locks were 1 Willow Warbler singing also 1 Marsh Tit, 4 Chiffchaffs and 2 singing Blackcaps.

2nd April 3000 Golden Plover at Axle Lane this morning. At a site in the square today were Ringed Plover and 4 Little Ringed Plover. At Brampton Common today were 2 Redshank, 4 Lapwing and Little Owl. At Hodsock, despite the lack of any water were single Little Ringed Plover and 10 Lapwing, plus 5 Buzzard, 26 Golden Plover and 200 Fieldfare. Lesser Spotted Woodpecker in Carlton Wood again today

1st April 4000 Golden Plover at Axle Lane this morning

31st March Kestrel roosting in the second nest box in the grounds of Safety Kleen (On the round tank), 2 Jay in scrub at far end of Dinnington Marsh, also Green Woodpecker calling. 4 Little Ringed Plover at a site within the square.

29th March A visit to Carlton Wood produced 2 Lesser Spotted Woodpeckers calling and drumming and a third heard calling, plus 2 Great Spotted Woodpeckers and a Buzzard. Carlton Wood is an excellent wood, but greatly underwatched. Hawfinch also occurs here. circa 10 Waxwings on the Gateford estate in the morning, on Eddison Avenue. 3 Willow Warbler at Dinnington Marsh, and single Sand Martin over Axle Lane are the first this year

28th March A party of Waxwing in a members garden at Woodsetts

27th March Chiffchaff at Tommy Flockton's Marsh, single Corn Bunting at Grange Farm. A pair of Great Crested Grebe at Hewett Arms Pond, Shireoaks, plus a pair of Kestrel and Mute Swan. Highlight of the day was a pair of Egyptian Geese at Carlton Lake, these the first square records for 10 years, also here were 2 m Ruddy Duck and 3 Greylag Geese. Langold Lake held 15 Coot, 13 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Tufted Duck, 9 Mallard, single Greylag Goose, plus 4 Chiffchaff and 2 Grey Wagtail. A pair of Wood Lark sang at a site to the east of the square, plus 3 Buzzard. At Roche Abbey 11 Teal were counted, with Little Grebe and a pair of Gadwall at Lingodell. m Wheatear from the hide at NAPT.

26th March 5 Buzzard soaring over Loscar Wood this morning. A 2 hour stroll around the whole of NAPT produced 41 species. Highlights being: 3 Pheasant NE (2f 1m), 5 Grey Partridge E on plateau, single Great Spotted Woodpecker SE, 75+ flock of corvids including 28 Jackdaw at Sewage works (interestingly not a single Gull), female Kestrel at traditional nest sit E, single Willow Tit in Sloe hedge N, single Green Woodpecker on overflow with pair on path between college fields & E slope of plateau, 3 Lapwing displaying NE with mixed flock of 100+ Linnet, Greenfinch and Goldfinch, 4 pairs Mallard, 1 on main scrape, 1 on Cramfit Brook NW and 2 in "sandwich", excellent numbers of Skylark & Meadow Pipit throughout site

25th March North Anston Pit Top produced a modest amount of birds this morning including 5 Chiffchaff, 10 Skylark, over 100 Fieldfare, Little Grebe (seen 2 days previously-the first here for over 10 years) and 3 passage Little Ringed Plover on the wader scrape

24th March An unsuccesful search for the East Field Lane Barn Owl at 21:00 did produce 3 Little Owl, as well as displaying Lapwing and several Golden Plover. At two known Long-eared Owl sites one drew a blank, the other a vocal female, roding Woodcock and Tawny Owl.

23rd March At Langold Lake today were 12 Waxwing and 3 Chiffchaff. At East Field Lane a captive Barn Owl has over recent nights attracted in a wild bird

A superb weekends birding, with migration picking up a pace.

21st March Highlight from Axle Lane this morning were a magnificent 48 Whooper Swan low >NW, plus 2 Ringed Plover at Dinnington Pit Top, by roadside pools.

20th March Dawn at NAPT produced 14 Robin, 12 Blackbird, 10 Dunnock, 9 Wren, plus 12 Lapwing displaying. 12 Skylark were also counted. 6 Teal loafed around the wader scrape, with 2 Chiffchaff along Cramfit Brook, although the highlight was a stunning m Ring Ouzel in the first field on the right from Greenlands school, much to the delight of the SK58 year-listers. 5 Waxwing put in a brief appearance at Dinnington behind the Squirrel pub. Last thing at Dinnington Marsh produced Redshank >N, 2 pairs of Kestrels and 122 Pied Wagtails roosting outside the Safety Kleen complex.

19th March NAPT was alive with the song of resident birds, alas the LRP and Stonechat had moved through. 11 Blackbird were recorded, plus 9 Robin, 6 Song Thrush, 11 Wren, 12 Skylark and a steady passage of Meadow Pipit. The highlight were 2 m Wheatear. More single Wheatear were recorded at Axle Lane and Netherthorpe, where the first Chiffchaff was heard. 4 Buzzard from Kings Wood corner, plus a Hawfinch flew out of the wood, calling loudly. Oystercatcher 08:15, seen and heard calling over Throapham. Two Buzzard over Owday Wood this afternoon

18th March The first Little Ringed Plover of the year at NAPT this morning, also 2m Stonechat, which stayed briefly. Also there were 10 Lapwing, 16 Meadow Pipit and 36 Linnet. Woodcock again roding at Langold Pit Top and Water Rail showing well at Turnerwood along the Chesterfield Canal. At Gateford 29 Waxwing on the usual estate in trees near the Worksop -Carlton road. At Langold Lake were: 22 Coot, 1m Pochard, 17 Mallard, 11 Tufted Duck, 52 Canada Geese and an incredible 16 Great Crested Grebe, numbers still rising !?, 1 pair of Sparrowhawk and a Buzzard flying over towards Worksop

16th March Suspected nest sight of Great Spotted Woodpecker sawn down by official workers, in Alcove Plantation, behind Devonshire Drive however bird still in Alcove seen high in mature Rowans. Lapwing have returned to area with 2 on fringe of Plateau Pond, 2 on main Scrape and 8 displaying in NE corner. Hedgerow E of Overflow contained 60+ Linnet, 75+ Fieldfare and pair of Pheasant with Green Woodpecker present on fence post. In Dinnington at 15:30 high above allotments near Silverdales were pair of Sparrowhawk in courtship display, showed for good 10 minutes before >SE

15th March Chesterfield Canal, Kiveton to Stiff's -Included the following -2 pairs Great Spotted Woodpecker, 9 Redwing, 2 Treecreeper, 5 Song Thrush, 3 Tree Sparrow at Kiveton, 4 Coal Tit, 3 Bullfinch, 7 Goldcrest, 3 Nuthatch, 4 Little Grebe. Plus 5 Water Voles along this stretch. At Toplocks were 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker. At Turnerwood the Water Rail showed well in usual spot, swimming along the bank side, with 10 Mallard, 25 Tufted Duck and a pair of Mute Swan nest building.

14th March Still 7 pairs of Great Crested Grebe displaying at Langold Lake, along with a pair of Goosander on top lake. 8 Goldfinch in trees at top end of top lake, 1 Goldcrest on S shore of top lake, 4 Treecreeper, 2 at top lake 2 near weir between lakes, Green Woodpecker on Langold pit top. Great Spotted woodpecker (x2) drumming in Dyscarr Woods and 10 Pied Wagtails in group near playground. At least 50 Waxwings flying around the Carlton in Lindrick village -Windsor Road area at 08:00. Settling briefly in trees and bushes. Stayed about 10 mins. A Buzzard over Loscar Wood today. Whilst at Langold Pit Top were 2 Woodcock, Snipe, Tawny Owl and 220 Jackdaw going to roost, 6 Great Black-backed Gull >E and 1000 Golden Plover in field opposite.

13th March On Carlton Lake were 3 Goosander (1m & 2 f), 25 Redwing, 15 Fieldfare and the leucistic Moorhen, plus 3 m Ruddy Duck. In the Broom Farm area were 3 Buzzard and 2 Sparrowhawk. Kings Wood corner produced 3 Buzzard, 3 Kestrel, calling Hawfinch and Tawny Owl. Thornbury Hill produce more Buzzard (3). On Tommy Flockton's Marsh were 10 Teal and 2 Kingfisher. Along the Chesterfield Canal were 88 Fieldfare, Tawny Owl, Marsh Tit, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Jay and 2 Water Vole.

12th March East Field Lane held 200 Golden Plover. At Lingodell were 16 Wigeon and 60 Fieldfare. Roche Abbey produced 20 Teal, Little Grebe, 4 Buzzard, Marsh Tit and 2 Grey Wagtail. From nearby Kings Wood corner were Hawfinch, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, and a pair of Great Spotted Woodpecker.

10th March Water Rail still present at Turnerwood calling. At Langold Lake was an all time high of 14 Great Crested Grebe (7 pairs displaying). 3 Buzzard were vocal over Langold Pit Top, with Curlew >N

9th March Peregrine over Axle Lane again this morning. At NAPT today: Grey Heron headed in from NE landing on scrape bank that overlooks Cramfit W at 11:25 -stayed 15 minutes >N probably for Brampton Common. Single m Bullfinch in Cramfit Copse with 10 Fieldfare >W in horses field. Flock of 8 Redwing over >E, pair of Moorhen in brook parallel with main track N, pair of Pheasant in brambles on E edge of overflow, 35 Pied Wagtail on boggy ground opposite overflow. Pair of Skylark NE on plateau with 3 Grey Partridge disturbed on fringes of College fields E. Kestrel in hover on E bank of plateau with Great Spotted Woodpecker and pair of Goldcrest in Alcove Plantation. Glad to report no further corpses found.

7th March 20 Waxwing feeding on Rosehips at Langold Lake today, Nearby 2 Buzzards drifting South over A57 at Brown Bailey's at 13.15. At NAPT too many motorbikes to see anything worthwhile, although a dead Moorhen in Cramfit Brook and a dead Stock Dove on edge of overflow. The air rifles out again, as none were raptor kills. IF ANYONE SEES ILLEGAL SHOOTING, OR FIREARM OFFENCES, THEN PLEASE CONTACT THE POLICE IMMEDIATELY, OR ANDY HIRST/ MICK CLAY.

6th March 45 Species from NAPT this morning. Highlights were a pair of Green Woodpecker, 3 Willow Tit, 92 Fieldfare, 6 Reed Bunting, 40 Grey Geese (presumably Pink-footed Geese) >NW. Single Snipe in the overflow area. At Roche Abbey were 19 Teal and single Buzzard-low. A further 10 Buzzard were counted from Kings Wood corner, Cormorant N also. At a site in the square a male Goshawk flew W. At Lingodell 13 Wigeon were grazing, plus single Greylag Goose and 60 Canada Geese. Carlton Lake held 23 Moorhen, 18 Coot, 4 Greylag Geese, 64 Canada Geese, single Mute Swan and 3m Ruddy Duck. At a site in the west of the square a pair of Long-eared Owls showed well. It's encouraging that this may be a new breeding pair, bringing the total of 3 known breeding pairs

5th March A party of 50+ Waxwing at Gateford at 08:00, by the first roundabout (from the A57), on Ashes Park Drive, although they dispersed to the estate nearby and not relocated. Woodlark have also returned to a now traditional site to the east. 6 Buzzard from Kings Wood corner

3rd March A Merlin through Axle Lane this morning

27th February Clear skies saw Buzzard take to the air, with 8 over Thornbury Hill, and 3 from Kings Wood. By the sewage works at Roche Abbey were c30 Goldcrest and 2 Chiffchaff (presumably overwintering birds)

26th February A party of 14 Waxwing briefly at Gateford this morning (per Rare Bird Alert)

25th February A brisk hour spent at NAPT 35 species. Of note included: Alcove Plantation had good count of 32 Woodpigeon, 18 Collared Dove, 17 Blackbird, 3 Song Thrush and single Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming on large rowan . Sewage Works gull count produced 30 Black-headed Gull, 4 Common and 2 Herring with large numbers of corvids including 4 Jackdaw. NE corner was productive with f Sparrowhawk, 19 Fieldfare on boggy ground and in hawthorn, mixed flock of 200+ Linnet, Goldfinch, Greenfinch and House Sparrow, with 23 Lapwing >E. Cramfit Brook produced 6 Moorhen, pair of Mallard and 4 Grey Wagtail with resident Green Woodpecker near overflow meadow. On scrape were 5 Mallard (3m 2f) on edge of pond N near culvert. 4 Redwing present in hawthorn near "sandwich area" with 2 Willow Tit -again no Snipe!

24th February Perhaps not many folk were out in the wintery conditions, as few records have been received. 137 Lapwing were counted at Slade Hills, with 50 Teal at Roche Abbey and 21 Skylark at Throapham.

20th February A very windy and chilly NAPT was, not surprisingly fairly quiet. 70 Pied Wagtail were feeding amongst the willow saplings. c100 Linnet were also feeding here. Kingfisher put in a brief appearance along Cramfit Dike. Roche Abbey produced single Buzzard-low, 18 Mallard and 13 Teal. Kings Wood corner was also quiet with several Nuthatch, 5 Buzzard, Tawny Owl, 27 Lapwing >N, Hawfinch calling and 6 Common Gull. Langold Lake was windy but held; 22 Tufted Duck, 25 Mallard, 24 Coot, 10 Canada Geese, single Mute Swan and m Pochard, plus 3 Lesser Redpoll feeding in Alders.

19th February A stroll down the Chesterfield Canal produced 4 Little Grebe, with several Marsh Tit, 7 Bullfinch, 200 Fieldfare, Tawny Owl, plus the Water Rail near Turnerwood showed very well indeed. Carlton Lake held an early 5 Ruddy Duck (2 pairs & imm male), plus a pair of Gadwall, 22 Moorhen (incl. Leucistic bird still) and imm. Mute Swan.

17th February The Water Rail seen again just N of Turnerwood along the Chesterfield Canal

12th February A windy Roche Abbey produced 28 Teal, 10 Mallard, 4 Bullfinch, 3 Heron and Marsh Tit

11th February A couple of hours at Kings Wood corner produced several drumming Great Spotted Woodpeckers, 5 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk and singing Hawfinch, plus Tawny Owl, although most bizarre sighting was the 9 foot dead Python in the field!-anyone claim it?! single m Wigeon at Lingodell.

10th February NAPT produced 4 Moorhen, single Snipe, Pheasant, single Reed Bunting and a pair of Mallard in "sandwich" between scrape & overflow. Magilla & Cramfit produced single Mistle Thrush with 5 Fieldfare ground feeding behind Greenlands. Main brook had 3 Grey Wagtail. Plateau showed 7 Feral Pigeon, 5 Skylark singing and hovering, with 12 Magpie on top and pair of Meadow Pipit. Eastside near Sewage held mixed corvids with single Black-headed Gull. NW of site produced male Sparrowhawk in tall hawthorn prior to hunting along trees and bushes parallel with railway. Kingfisher in small brook NW on industrial side of main path and W of middle culvert.

9th February 15.15 over central Dinnington unidentified raptor taking Starlings on wing, attacked from W out of sun, 6 powerful flaps and zoomed in on flock -probable Peregrine Had previously been circling high over St Joseph's School prior to strike for good 10 minutes.

8th February At 11:00 3 Waxwings in trees on St Annes Drive, Gateford again. Netherthorpe Plantation produced good numbers of Tits, 15 Chaffinch, 26 Collared Dove, 2 Song Thrush and a healthy 14 Blackbird.

7th February Alcove Plantation yielded 18 species including Nuthatch, pair of Bullfinch, 5 Robin, 9 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Song Thrush, 24 Woodpigeon ground feeding,10 Chaffinch, 2 Wren and pair of Great Spotted Woodpecker.

6th February an amazing 54 Teal at Roche Abbey, plus 2 Tawny Owl and 200 Pink-footed Geese >W over Laughton-en-le-Morthen

5th February Still 2000 Golden Plover at Axle Lane (there have been none for most of the winter)

4th February 2000 Golden Plover at Axle Lane today.

2nd February NAPT produced 24 Fieldfare, 40 Linnet, the highlight being a Kingfisher feeding in brook that runs parallel with railway just behind industrial site and f Kestrel perched on guttering of factory units. E near Sewage produced 14 Pied Wagtail, 12 Meadow Pipit, 21 Magpie, single Green Woodpecker near culvert and 2 Grey Wagtail on brook. "Sandwich" between Scrape & Overflow showed 2 Willow Tit, 3 Reed Bunting and 6 Moorhen. Scrape very quiet with pair of Black-headed Gull & 13 Jackdaw >E and 3 singing Skylark E of Plateau, nothing on 2 ponds. Alcove Plantation had very good numbers of passerines but pair of Great Spotted Woodpecker absent today.

1st February 9 Corn Bunting at Axle Lane today.

31st January 200 Pink-footed Geese >W over Laughton-en-le-Morthen.

30th January Fairly quiet at NAPT this morning. A few Meadow Pipit moving through, 7 Grey Partridge, 9 Skylark in full song, 5 Snipe >N, 78 Linnet were the highlights. Kings Wood corner was worth a visit. A total of 900+ Pink-footed Geese >NW n an hour, 6 Buzzard, and the highlight a Lesser Spotted Woodpecker, briefly. Wildfowl are on the move. 7 Wigeon at Lingodell 10am had gone by 12:30. Both Langold Lake and Carlton Lake held very few wildfowl, the 9 grebes had moved on, as had the Goosander.

28th January Axle Lane produced a male Peregrine, which chased a Golden Plover >S, plus 1500 Golden Plover and 2 Corn Bunting. Carlton Lake held 10 Goosander, 5m & 5f.

23rd January Single Tawny Owl at Kings Wood corner, with 5 Buzzard and 450 Pink-footed Geese >NW. At Langold Lake were: 8 Tufted Duck, 16 Coot, 9 Great Crested Grebe, single Mute Swan, 5 Moorhen, 5 Mallard and a pair of Pochard. Carlton Lake proved worth a visit with: 34 Moorhen, 106 Canada Geese, 6 Mallard, 26 Coot, 2m Goosander, single Gadwall and Tufted Duck. Brown Bailey's revealed 24 Coot, 18 Tufted Duck, single Great Crested Grebe, Little Grebe and 3 Mallard. A cold visit to Grange Farm produced 66 Yellowhammer, 4 Tree Sparrow, 400+ Rook, single Buzzard, 500 Woodpigeon and 300 Golden Plover.

22nd January At Carlton Lake were 50 Canada Geese, 3 Kestrel, single Sparrowhawk, 60 Fieldfare, 20 Moorhen and 20 Coot. Langold Lake held 6 Bullfinch, 29 Meadow Pipit, 2 Kestrel, 2 Pochard, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 200 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Gull, Nuthatch and Jay. At Firbeck Hall a f Lesser Spotted Woodpecker was found by entrance with tit flock. On pond were 200 Canada Geese, Pochard, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Nuthatch. Roche Abbey produced Nuthatch, Grey Wagtail, 3 Goldcrest, Marsh Tit, Treecreeper, 20 Teal, and 8 Grey Partridge. Lingodell produced 118 Canada Geese and single Gadwall. Single Short-eared Owl at Dinnington Marsh at dusk, mobbed by a Crow.

21st January 3 Waxwing in a Gateford garden this morning, the observers first

20th January At NAPT were c220 Linnet. Brown Bailey's held 22 Tufted Duck whilst at Langold Lake 6 Great Crested Grebe and single m Goosander on Top Lake were counted.

18th January Wildfowl seem to be coming and going at the moment. At Langold Lake were 35 Coot, 24 Mallard, 12 Tufted Duck, 27 Canada Geese, 2f Pochard, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 13 Moorhen,1m Gadwall and c145 Black-headed Gull, 8 Mistle Thrush and 25 Fieldfare. At Carlton Lake were 4 Mallard, a staggering 39 Moorhen, 24 Coot, 2 Canada Geese,1 f Tufted Duck, 1 Heron and 2 Fieldfare. In the Churchyard -17 Redwing and 2 Goldfinch. Brown Bailey's held 25 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 27 Tufted Duck, single Great Crested Grebe, Kestrel and Sparrowhawk. At Lingodel were 6 Gadwall (3 pairs), 8 Wigeon and c200 Fieldfare

16th January Langold Lake held 6 Tufted Duck, 6 Great Crested Grebe and 3 Pochard (2m 1f).

15th January 2 Long-eared Owls in the Brampton area.

14th January At Tommy Flockton's Marsh were:c100 Fieldfare, c10 Redwing, 1 Heron, 8 Grey Partridge and 14 Moorhen. On the Chesterfield Canal between Norwood to Kiveton -11 Blue Tit single Coal Tit, 4 Moorhen, 2 Black-headed Gull, 3 Great Tit, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Chaffinch, 4 Blackbird, 3 Yellowhammer, 2 Dunnock, 3 Wren, 6 Goldfinch and 2 Bullfinch. At Brampton Common were single m Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Willow Tit, 4 Mallard, 6 Magpie, c40 Rook, 6 Chaffinch, 4 Blue Tit and 2 Great Tit.

6th January 121 Pink-footed Geese W over Axle Lane, plus a roost of 5 Long-eared Owls in the Brampton area.

4th January Peregrine early morning at Axle Lane again.

3rd January At NAPT were Green Woodpecker feeding in overflow meadow with a covey of 7 Grey Partridge on NE bank, male Grey Wagtail feeding in Cramfit Brook, 2 imm. Moorhen same area. Gull roost at Sewage/ Church Lane Industrial Units showed 18 Black-headed Gulls, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gulls and 2 Herring Gull. 35 Golden Plover >W towards Axle Lane, big corvid flock of Rooks, Crows & Jackdaws >E circa 250+ -seen later over High Nook Dinnington presume heading for rookery near Lodge Farm on Lodge Lane. Nice flock of 30+ Fieldfare on hawthorn along contractors entry to site N with 27 Pied Wagtail & 4 Siskin in NW corner on ground and on plant crop. At Dinnington Marsh were 5 Snipe and single Woodcock. NAPT revealed 51 Magpie and single m Kingfisher. Carr Hill produced 10 Chaffinch, single Brambling, 300 Golden Plover and single Little Owl.

2nd January 40 Goldfinch at Roche Abbey, plus 29 Mallard, but no Teal. At Kings Wood corner were 18 Long-tailed Tits, 2 Marsh Tit, single calling Tawny Owl and single Cormorant >N. At Lingodell were 2 Mute Swan, 38 Canada Geese and 13 Common Gull feeding in the field. Langold Lake produced single Mute Swan, 9 Great Crested Grebe, 24 Coot, 94 Black-headed Gull, 19 Mallard, 12 Tufted Duck, 9 Moorhen and single Lesser Redpoll. Meanwhile Carlton Lake revealed 22 Moorhen, 77 Canada Geese, 2 Tufted Duck, and single Pink-footed Goose (probably genuine).

1st January Water Rail again on Chesterfield Canal just west of Turnerwood. At NAPT were 16 Blackbird, 8 Robin, 52 Redwing, 113 Fieldfare, and skeins of Pink-footed Geese of: 150, 70, 62, 130, plus 27 Herring Gull >W, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, single Kingfisher and 7 Grey Partridge.

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