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WaterRail @ Langold Lake © John Gallagher31st December Langold Lake held Water Rail, 13 Lesser Redpoll & m&f Goosander. At Kings Wood were 100 Pink-footed Geese >W (John Gallagher). 2 Little Grebe at Lindrick Dale (Andy Murray).

30th December At the Butterfly House this morning were 4 Carrion Crow, 8 Blackbird, 9 Chaffinch, 4 Robin, 10 Jackdaw, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Blue Tit, 10 House Sparrow, 20 Tree Sparrow and Kestrel. At Dewidales were 4 Blackbird, 3 Pied Wagtail, and Kestrel (Chris Lilley).

21st December 3 Goldcrests yesterday and one today Kiveton Pit Top (Alan Bateman).

29th December At Manor Farm, Slade Hooton a f Merlin hunting game cover (John Gallagher).

28th December The SK58 walk produced m Gadwall at Firbeck, Marsh Tit, Siskin, 3 Greylag Geese and a Pink-footed Goose, 15 Mallard, 2 Mute Swan, 4 Tufted Duck and c25 Fieldfare. 6 Buzzard by Kings Wood and 2 Teal, 18 Mallard at Roche Abbey (John Gallagher, Andy Murray, Mick Clay, Andy Hirst & Chris Lilley ).

17th December At Axle Lane today were 600 Golden Plover, 39 Black-headed Gull and a Common Gull. At Penny Piece a Buzzard (Mick Clay). At Carr, m Merlin flew towards Lingodell (John O'Malley).

14th December Circa 150-200 Fieldfare on Lindrick Golf Course near the 1st tee around 13:00 (Sheila Newsome & Ruth Brown).

12th December c30 House Sparrow back in a Throapham garden for a week now (Andy Hirst).

11th December At Axle Lane were 400 Golden Plover. Roche Abbey held 3 Mistle Thrush, 40 Siskin, 12 Goldfinch, 3 Lesser Redpoll and 2 Woodcock. Langold Lake produced 35 Siskin, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 35 Goldfinch, Sparrowhawk and 7 (6m, 1f) Pochard (John Gallagher). Also here were c100 Coot, 6 Moorhen, c25 Tufted Duck, 10 Mallard, c50 Canada Geese, c20 Black-headed Gull, Buzzard, 6 Great Tit, 7 Blackbird, 8 Reed Bunting, c20 Gadwall, 6 Mute Swan (2ad, 4 juv.) & Heron. Carlton Lake held c25 Black-headed Gull, 5 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 10 Coot, 15 Mallard & a Sparrowhawk. At Brown Bailey's were 5 Black-headed Gull, 25 Tufted Duck, 30 Mallard & 10 Coot. Whilst NAPT produced 6 Black-headed Gull, 15 Goldfinch, 20 Jackdaw, 5 Rook, 8 Redwing and 20 Blackbird (Paul Rigg).Reed Bunting @ Kiveton © Alan Bateman

10th December Reed Bunting in a Kiveton Garden (Alan Bateman). At Axle Lane today were 170 Golden Plover, 50 Pink-footed Geese >E, distant skein of 80 Grey Geese >E, and a further 70 distant Grey Geese in a skein >E. At Roche Abbey were 2 Woodcock, 5 Marsh Tit, 6 Bullfinch, 11 Goldcrest, Little Grebe, 12 Teal, 24 Mallard and 7 Nuthatch (John Gallagher).

Reed Bunting @ Kiveton © Alan Bateman

9th December Langold Lake held a Water Rail on the top island (Mick Clay). Kingfisher also at Langold Lake and another at Carlton Lake (John Gallagher).

1st December Lesser Spotted Woodpecker briefly at Colonel's Holt this afternoon (Andy Hirst).

30th November A walk from Slade Hills to Roche Abbey, via Kings Wood produced 4 Buzzard at Slade Hills plus several Reed Bunting in game cover & Lesser Redpoll. Kings Wood produced 3 Roe Deer, 2 Jay, 8 Siskin, 10 Buzzard, 4 Nuthatch in tit flock, 15 Blackbird, 40 Long-tailed Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Tawny Owl, 4 Treecreeper, 8 Goldcrest, 23 Greenfinch 2 Bullfinch and a m Sparrowhawk. The highlight was a f Lesser Spotted Woodpecker at Colonel's Holt, plus Marsh Tit, 21 Mallard, 3 Teal and Moorhen at Roche Abbey (Andy Hirst).

Brambling @ Kiveton © Alan Bateman29th November 3 Brent Geese over Anston (Mick Clay). Brambling in a Kiveton garden (Alan Bateman). At Kiveton Woodlands today were 3 Robin, 7 Magpie, 4 Jackdaw, c20 Blackbird, Green Woodpecker, 5 Moorhen, 2 Kestrel together and one seen further away. 5 Goldfinch, Chaffinch, f Bullfinch, Sparrowhawk, Cormorant >S towards Harthill, 10 Mallard, 10 Starling, 10 Redwing, 12 Fieldfare, m Pheasant, mixed flock of Blue Tit and Great Tit, 2 Mute Swan and a Grey Heron (Paul Rigg).

Brambling @ Kiveton © Alan Bateman

28th November Around Kiveton Pit Top today were 10 Tree Sparrow, 2 Jay, 6 Magpie, 2 Kestrel, 10 Grey Partridge, 10 Lapwing, 20 Goldfinch and 4 Bullfinch (Darren Carnall). Along Rackford Lane today were 12 House Sparrow, 16 Chaffinch and 2 Jay. In Lindrick Dale were 2 Little Grebe, 21 Mallard and 4 Coot. At Turnerwood were 26 Mallard, 2 Mute Swan, 12 Siskin (Chris Lilley).

27th November Highlights at Langold Lake this morning were 3ad. and 4 juv. Mute Swan- we heard the 5th juv. Mute Swan was taken into care but later died as a result of an infection to it's beak. A third adult has appeared, but is harassed by the resident pair. Male Shoveler still plus, 2 pairs of Wigeon, m Pochard, 75 Gadwall, 40 Tufted Duck and Little Grebe. From Kings Wood corner were 7 Buzzard, 2 Nuthatch, Kestrel, 4 Common Gull, 2 Cormorant >SE and the highlight a juv. f Hen Harrier, quartering game cover- has apparently been around since Thursday (Andy Hirst). Still present at 15:00 (John Gallagher & Mick Clay). Along the Chesterfield Canal today were 2 Moorhen, Chaffinch, 4 Black-headed Gull, Sparrowhawk, c15 Redwing, Kestrel & 6 Long-tailed Tit (Paul Rigg).

26th November Around Kings Wood were 2 Nuthatch, 19 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Goldcrest, 6 Buzzard, 10 Mallard, Yellowhammer, 70 Fieldfare, imm. Cormorant >N and 2 Tree Sparrow (Andy Hirst).

25th November At Lingodell today were 26 Black-headed Gull, 5 Yellowhammer, 45 Fieldfare, 2 Heron, Sparrowhawk, 2 Cormorant & 31 Pied Wagtail. Firbeck Hall held a single Pink-footed Goose. Carlton Lake produced a f Goosander (John Gallagher).

21st November Shoveler and Pochard still present at Langold Lake today (Paul Rigg).

Lesser Redpoll @ Kiveton Pit Top © Alan Bateman20th November Dusk at Thurcroft Pit Top produced 3 Short-eared Owls, 4 Tawny Owls and a Little Owl (John Gallagher). At Kiveton Pit Top was either a Short-eared Owl or Long-eared Owl (Darren Carnall).

Lesser Redpoll @ Kiveton Pit Top © Alan Bateman

19th November Around Kiveton Woodlands today were Green Woodpecker, 8 Mallard, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Black-headed Gull, 2 Carrion Crow, 8 Jackdaw, Moorhen, 10 Fieldfare, c20 Goldfinch, 2 Kestrel, Buzzard & 4 Magpie (Paul Rigg). At Thurcroft Pit Top today were Willow Tit, 40 Fieldfare and Redwing, 27 Grey Partridge, 6 Skylark, 11 Reed Bunting, and 3 Kestrel. At Kings Wood corner were 7 Buzzard, and 2 Sparrowhawk. Shoveler m still at Langold Lake, plus Pochard and 7 Wigeon (4m 3f) (Andy Hirst & Mick Clay).

18th November 10 Lesser Redpoll at Kiveton Pit Top plus Kingfisher (Alan Bateman). Plus 10 Tree Sparrow, 2 Kestrel, 3 Grey Partridge, 40 Black-headed Gull and Buzzard with prey (Darren Carnall).

Goldeneye @ Brown Bailey's © John Gallagher 13th November The SK58 Wildfowl count produced: Roche Abbey-6 Teal, 2 pairs of Mallard and a Little Grebe. Lingodell held a pair of Wigeon, 7 Mallard and Heron. At Firbeck were 18 Mallard, 6 Coot, Little Grebe, a pair of Tufted Duck, 2 Mute Swan, and Moorhen.

Goldeneye @ Brown Bailey's © John Gallagher

Lots of wildfowl at Langold Lake today including 23 Tufted Duck, 2m and 1f Wigeon, 47 Mallard, 78 Coot, 6 Mute Swan, 110 Gadwall, 7 Great Crested Grebe, and 362 Canada Geese. Nearby Langold Holt held 5 Teal. Brown Bailey's produced 20 Tufted Duck, 9 Coot, 4 Mallard and f Goldeneye. At Hewett Arms Pond were 25 Mallard and 3 Heron (Andy Hirst, Mick Clay, Brian Chambers, Alan Bradford, Paul Rigg, Andy Murray and Chris Lilley). At Kiveton Woodlands today were 2 Black-headed Gull, 6 Moorhen and 3 Coot. Along the Chesterfield Canal were Kingfisher, c10 Goldfinch & c8 Long-tailed Tits (Paul Rigg).

12th November Single Short-eared Owl at Thurcroft Pit Top today (John Ward).

11th November Quiet at NAPT in the mist with 9 Pied Wagtail, 31 Goldfinch, steady passage of Fieldfare in groups of 20-30, Kingfisher, Lesser Redpoll & 11 Grey Partridge. Along Rackford Lane to Dewidales were 20+ Yellowhammer, about 15 Skylark, lots of Redwing and Fieldfare, 2 Jay, 2m Kestrel, 4 Mistle Thrush, and a few Linnet (Andy Hirst). Later that day were 14 Grey Partridge at Dinnington Marsh (Andy Hirst).

10th November At Langold Lake today were 105 Gadwall, 2m Wigeon, 36 Tufted Duck, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Mute Swans, 366 Canada Geese, 60 Black-headed Gulls, 2 Common Gull, 99 Coot, 2 Woodcock ,6 Siskin, 2 Green Woodpecker, 5 Bullfinch, Grey Wagtail and Buzzard (Mick Clay).

6th November At Langold Lake today were 88 Gadwall, m Shoveler, m Pochard, 3 Wigeon, 7 Great Crested Grebe and Green Woodpecker (Mick Clay). At Thurcroft Pit Top a single Short-eared Owl , came out very late in almost darkness and a high count of 7 Kestrel. Shoveler still present at Langold Lake (Andy Hirst).

5th November Carr produced Little Owl and 3 Kestrel. At Thurcroft Pit Top were 2 Short-eared Owls, 3 Kestrel, Buzzard, 3 Snipe, 21 Redwing >S and 37 Fieldfare >S (Mick Clay, John Gallagher & Andy Murray). In addition were Woodcock & 7 Kestrel (John Gallagher & Andy Murray).

2nd November From a windy and cool Kings Wood corner this morning were a steady passage of Skylark, Fieldfare and Woodpigeon. Plus 17 Buzzard enjoying the breeze, including a very pale bird with a white upper tail, which will no doubt be reported as a Rough-legged Buzzard over the winter. Also m & f Sparrowhawk, 4 Tree Sparrow & 4 Yellowhammer. At Langold Lake were 44 Mallard, 99 Coot, at least 6 Great Crested Grebe, probably more. 83 Gadwall, 2ad, 4juv. Mute Swan, 6 Black-headed Gull, 22 Tufted Duck, 3 pairs of Wigeon, 21 Moorhen, 15 Siskin and c100 Jackdaw mobbing a Buzzard (out numbered). At Brown Bailey's were 14 Tufted Duck, 2 Mallard and 3 Coot (Andy Hirst).

1st November Along Woodsetts Road, North Anston today were 6 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Blackbird, 6 Skylark, 6 Redwing and 30 Rook. At Dewidales were 16 Skylark, Kestrel, 9 Tree Sparrow, 6 Blackbird, 23 Yellowhammer & 12 Chaffinch. Along Rackford Lane were 7 Blackbird, 7 Chaffinch, 4 Tree Sparrow, 4 Yellowhammer, and 38 Starling (Chris Lilley).

31st October Along Woodsetts Road today were Green Woodpecker & Reed Bunting. Around Dewidales were 3 Pied Wagtail, 17 Skylark, 50 Yellowhammer & 6 Tree Sparrow (Chris Lilley). Around Kiveton Hall Farm today were 3 Blackbirds (2m 1f), c20 House Sparrow. A t Axle Lane were 2 Carrion Crow, 6 Jackdaw, Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Black-headed Gull (over ponds), c20 Skylark and f Yellowhammer. In Bluebell Wood was a mixed flock of Long-tailed Tit, Great Tit, Blue Tit & Treecreeper (Paul Rigg).

30th October At Langold Lake today were 3 Jay, 3m, 3f Wigeon, Brambling, Little Grebe, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, 150 Fieldfare, 60 Redwing, 25 Siskin and 5 Goldcrest. Anston Brook held Kingfisher, 2 Reed Bunting, Jay, 2 Buzzard and Kestrel. At Costhorpe a Yellow-legged Gull (John Gallagher & Mick Clay).

28th October Single Ring-necked Parakeet this morning >W over the allotments at Laughten en le Morthen (Nigel Butler).

22nd October At NAPT this morning were 17 Grey Partridge, 3 Bullfinch, 8 Pied Wagtail, 15 Redwing, 408 Fieldfare, 3 Skylark, 75 Rook, 2 Siskin, 24 Black-headed Gull, 4 Lesser Redpoll >S, 5 Meadow Pipit, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull and a Greater Black-backed Gull >S, 3 Reed Bunting, a pair of Mallard, and a Buzzard (Andy Hirst).

19th October A quick jaunt around Langold Lake produced 38 Mallard, 109 Coot, 6 Mute Swan, 2 ad, 4 juv, one juv. seems to have disappeared. 6 Great Crested Grebe, Common Gull, 86 Gadwall, 22 Tufted Duck, a pair of Wigeon, 10 Moorhen, and 12 Black-headed Gull. On Carlton Lake were a pair of Wigeon (poss. same as Langold birds), 9 Mallard, 2 Coot and a Heron (Andy Hirst).

16th October Late afternoon at Axle Lane, produced a Stonechat on the wall (Mick Clay). At Thorpe Salvin were 2 Buzzard, 10 Yellowhammer and m Blackcap (John Gallagher & Andy Murray).

14th October A quick visit to Axle Lane produced c20 Lesser Black-backed Gull on the ploughed field between the wall and A57, plus 20 Black-headed Gull, Buzzard, c100 Starling, c100 Skylark and 10 Jackdaw. In Bluebell Wood and the farm were a mixed flock of c20 Blue Tit & Great Tit (Paul Rigg).

13th October Early morning at Axle Lane produced 332 Redwing, 4 Mistle Thrush, 100 Skylark, 50 Meadow Pipit and a Lesser Redpoll >S plus Tree Sparrow >W. Also juv. Peregrine and 100 Golden Plover (Mick Clay).

11th October In gardens at Axle Lane today were 2 Redwing (Mick Clay).

4th October At Langold Lake today were 6 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Mute Swans (inc.5 juvs.), 75 Canada Geese, 2 Wigeon, 80 Gadwall, 1 juv. Red-crested Pochard and 17 Tufted Duck (Geoff & Lyn Facer).

2nd October At Langold Lake today were 2 Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, 2 Green Woodpecker, Kingfisher, 2 Jay , 4 Cormorant >S, 4 House Martin, and 9 Swallow. At Thurcroft Pit Top were Snipe, 13 Grey Partridge and Chiffchaff (John Gallagher).

1st October At Axle Lane were 600 + Skylarks >S and 2 Wheatear. At Kings Wood corner was a large movement of birds >S including Swallows, 11 Siskins, 17 Tree Sparrows, Skylarks also 3 Jays, 4 Cormorants and 100 Linnets, plus 12 Buzzard (Mick Clay).

30th September Red Kite over Sandbeck, from Kings Wood Corner (John O'Malley), plus c10 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, Kestrel and several Siskin, Meadow Pipit and Skylark >S (Andy Hirst & Mick Clay). At Axle Lane were 400 + Skylark, 17 Swallows >S and Wheatear (Mick Clay).

Reed Bunting fem @ Langold Lake © Peter Gleghorn29th September At Axle Lane this morning were 3 Wheatear, 2 Corn Bunting, 200 Golden Plover and 200+ Skylarks >S (Mick Clay).

28th September At Axle Lane today were 4 Wheatear, 8 Golden Plover and 200+ Skylarks >S. Also in a South Anston garden at midday, a Hummingbird Hawk Moth (Mick Clay).

Reed Bunting fem @ Langold Lake © Peter Gleghorn

27th September At Axle Lane today were 3 Wheatear, 80 Golden Plover and 200+ Skylarks >S (Mick Clay).

26th September At Axle Lane were 5 Wheatear, 100 Golden Plover, 5 Greylag Geese >E and 2 Buzzard (Mick Clay).

25th September This morning at Axle Lane were Cormorant >N and Wheatear. At NAPT were 3 Chiffchaff, Whitethroat, 16 Grey Partridge, Willow Tit, 3 Grey Wagtail >S, 80 Goldfinch, 50 Meadow Pipit, 10 Skylark plus 9 Skylark >S, Whinchat and single Jay (John Gallagher).

23rd September This afternoon at NAPT were 5 Buzzard circling above plus Willow Tit and Whinchat (John Gallagher).

22nd September At Axle Lane a f Merlin hunting in stubble field before >E, 50 Meadow Pipit, 17 House Martin and 150 Skylark >S and Corn Bunting (Mick Clay).

21st September At Axle Lane were a juv. Peregrine with Woodpigeon and Yellow Wagtail >S (Mick Clay)..

Red- crested Pochard @ Langold Lake © Paul Rigg 20th September Early morning at Axle Lane, a Wheatear and 39 Golden Plover (Mick Clay).

Red-crested Pochard @ Langold Lake © Paul Rigg

18th September At NAPT this morning were 12 Robin, 55 Meadow Pipit, 14 Siskin >S, 7 Chiffchaff, constant steam of small numbers of Swallow>S, 19 Lesser Black-backed Gull >SW, 7 Reed Bunting, 23 Skylark, 8 Grey Partridge, Grey Wagtail >S, 28 Golden Plover >N, 4 Bullfinch, ad. Hobby >S, Willow Tit and Whitethroat (Andy Hirst). From Kings Wood corner were 20+ Buzzard and Sparrowhawk (Mick Clay, Andy Hirst, John Gallagher & Brian Chambers). At Langold Lake were ad. Hobby >S, 3 Buzzard and 76 Gadwall (Andy Hirst, Mick Clay & John Gallagher). Whinchat at Thurcroft Pit Top (John Gallagher).

17th September At NAPT this morning, 2 Chiffchaff, Spotted Flycatcher, m & f Blackcap, 5 Bullfinch, 2 Reed Bunting, Willow Tit, Siskin, 34 Mallard, Buzzard, 2 Grey Wagtail >S, Cormorant, 8 Grey Partridge and 8 Snipe >S (Andy Hirst, Mick Clay & John Gallagher).

16th September Curlew over Langold Lake and Whinchat at Dinnington Marsh (John Gallagher). At Axle Lane were Wheatear and 4 Whinchat (2 by the wall and 2 on the main path including 1 m) and 13 Curlew and Yellow Wagtail >S (Mick Clay).

15th September At Axle Lane today were 5 Wheatear and 2 Whinchat. Also 13 Buzzard at Kiveton Pit Top (Mick Clay).

14th September 2 juv Whinchat at Axle Lane this evening (Mick Clay & Andy Hirst).

Common Darters @ Brown Bailey's © Paul Rigg 11th September Early morning at Axle Lane produced 11 Wheatear, 4 Yellow Wagtail, Yellowhammer, 50 Golden Plover, 15 Grey Partridge and Corn Bunting. Marsh Tit and Grey Wagtail at Dinnington Marsh. 2 Raven and 4 Buzzard at Brampton Common plus 72 Gadwall at Langold Lake (Andy Hirst & Mick Clay).

Common Darters @ Brown Bailey's © Paul Rigg

10th September Early morning at Thurcroft Pit Top produced Little Owl in Carr, Green Sandpiper, 24 Grey Partridge, 3 Lesser Redpoll, 30 Goldfinch, and Buzzard. Along Dinnington Marsh were 3 Willow Tit, 13 Grey Partridge and Siskin, plus several Chiffchaff. A constant stream of Lesser Black-backed Gull over Hodsock with 109 over and 114 in a field-the highlight an ad. Yellow-legged Gull, plus several Yellow Wagtail. At Langold Lake were 15 Mallard, 109 Coot, 74 Gadwall, 6ad & 2 juv. Great Crested Grebe, 3 Little Grebe, 2ad. & 5juv. Mute Swan, 13 Tufted Duck, Heron and 6 Black-headed Gull (Andy Hirst). At Brown Baileys today were 10 Tufted Duck, 6 Mallard, Kestrel, 9 Coot, juv. Great Crested Grebe and c20 Rook (Paul Rigg). At Gildingwells crossroads were 500 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 100 Black-headed Gull and 3 Hobby. Brampton Common produced Peregrine >W (John Gallagher).

Common Tern (ad. & juv.) @ Langold Lake © Peter Gleghorn9th September At Thurcroft Pit Top today were Whinchat, 80 Linnet, 70 Goldfinch, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Skylark, 40 Siskin >S, 50 Meadow Pipit >S & 4 Reed Bunting (John Gallagher).

Common Tern (ad. & juv.) @ Langold Lake © Peter Gleghorn

8th September Still 10 Wheatears at Axle Lane and 33 Golden Plover (Mick Clay).
At Langold Lake at noon today were ad. and juv. Common Tern, 12 Lesser Black-backed >E, 40+ Gadwall, Buzzard and 3 Little Grebe (Peter Gleghorn). 20 House Martin and 4 Swift over Anston (Chris Lilley).

7th September At Axle Lane today were 14 Wheatear by the hole in wall, also 38 Skylark, Corn Bunting and a good movement of Meadow Pipit, plus 33 Golden Plover (Mick Clay).

6th September A quick hour at Langold Lake produced a good passage of House Martin >S, 59 Gadwall, 7 Mute Swan (2ad, 5juv), 2 Little Grebe, 6ad and 2 juv. Great Crested Grebe and a Tawny Owl (Andy Hirst).

Buzzard, Langold Lake, P Gleghorn5th September At Axle Lane today were 4 Wheatears and in a garden on Swinston Hill Road, Dinnington a Hummingbird Hawk Moth (Mick Clay).

4th September This afternoon at Axle Lane were 3 Heron, single Buzzard, Little Owl and 6 Wheatear (Geoff Facer). At Kiveton Pit Top were c20 Goldfinch, 10 Great Tit, 5 Swallows, 20 Jackdaw and at least 2 Kestrel (Paul Rigg). At Axle Lane were 5 Wheatear and Swift >S. At Langold Lake were 50 Gadwall, Red-crested Pochard, 6 Great Crested Grebe and 2juvs. with one ad. still on a nest, the other appears flooded out, 2 Little Grebe, 14 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, Willow Warbler and Spotted Flycatcher, Kingfisher & Cormorant (Mick Clay, John Gallagher).

Buzzard @Langold Lake ©Peter Gleghorn

3rd September At NAPT were 4 Bullfinch, 9 Chiffchaff, 9 Whitethroat, Willow Tit, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Buzzard, juv. Hobby, 25 Meadow Pipit, 100 House Martin and 42 Swallows >S (Mick Clay). At Langold Lake were c30 Gadwall, c30 Canada Geese, c50 Coot, 4ad. 2juv. Great Crested Grebe, 3f Tufted Duck and Heron (Paul Rigg). At Axle Lane today were 3 Wheatear and 26 Golden Plover (Mick Clay).

Spotted Flycatcher, Langold Lake, Peter Gleghorn2nd September This morning at Langold Lake the juv Red-crested Pochard still present, plus Spotted Flycatcher (John Gallagher).

1st September At Owdy Wood today were 4 Hobby and 4 Buzzards. At Langold, a Barn Owl and Buzzard and at Letwell a Little Owl (Mick Clay & Andy Murray). At Brown Baileys were 3 Spotted Flycatcher (Ivan Keeton).

Spotted Flycatcher @Langold Lake ©Peter Gleghorn

31st August Early morning at Axle Lane were 17 Golden Plover, 200 Linnet, 3 Wheatear and Corn Bunting. Late evening by Kiveton Hall Farm produced Spotted Flycatcher, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, 80 House Martin and 60 Swallow (Mick Clay).

30th August At Axle Lane today were 14 Golden Plover, Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail and Curlew >S late evening (Mick Clay).

29th August Dawn at Tinkerhole Dike produced little movement, but 4 Goldfinch, 14 Greenfinch, 18 Swallow, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 11 House Martin, 3 Black-headed Gull, 3 Blackbird, 4 Robin, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Chaffinch, 157 Woodpigeon, 3 Kestrel, 40 Rook, 6 Stock Dove, 9 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, Blackcap & Whitethroat. Kingfisher at NAPT (Andy Hirst). At Axle Lane were Wheatear and 8 Golden Plover and at Dinnington Marsh; Sedge Warbler, 3 Bullfinch, 3 Chiffchaff and Sparrowhawk (Mick Clay).

Tinkerhole Dike >NE Andy Hirst28th August Early morning at Tinkerhole Dike produced little movement, but Blackcap, Whitethroat, 5 Chaffinch, 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Buzzard & Willow Tit. At Carr Hill were 8 Tree Sparrow plus 3 Swift and 35 Gadwall at Langold Lake (Andy Hirst, Mick Clay). At Roche Abbey were 4 Mallard, 4 Coot, 3 Moorhen & 3 Marsh Tit (Andy Hirst). Early morning at Axle Lane produced Tree Pipit and Whimbrel >S, 2 Wheatear and 4 Golden Plover (Mick Clay).

Tinkerhole Dike © Andy Hirst

27th August At Dinnington Marsh first thing this morning were 11 Chaffinch, 5 Chiffchaff, Grey Partridge, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Black-headed Gull, 2 Whitethroat, 8 Robin, 9 Greenfinch, 2 Mallard, 2 Buzzard, 8 Goldfinch, Blackcap, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Goldcrest, m & f Sparrowhawk & Heron. At nearby NAPT were 12 Chiffchaff, 10 CTinkerhole Dike >N Andy Hirstanada Geese, juv. Bullfinch, 5 Long-tailed Tit, Whitethroat, 3 Mallard, 2 Willow Tit, Moorhen, 3 Stock Dove, 27 Swallow, 2m 1f Blackcap, Grey Partridge, 3 Swift, 20 Meadow Pipit, m Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Buzzard & 2 Heron-generally pretty quiet, little movement (Andy Hirst). At Langold Lake were 37 Gadwall, Heron, Little Grebe, 5 Mute Swan (2ad 5juv) & Red-crested Pochard (Andy Hirst). At Rackford Lane horse paddocks were 25 Tree Sparrow and 70 House Sparrow (Mick Clay). 4 Buzzard over Smarson Hills Wood and Harris Hawk around the Chesterfield Canal (Paul Rigg).

Tinkerhole Dike © Andy Hirst

25th August Early morning at Axle Lane revealed 11 Whimbrel>S and Golden Plover (Mick Clay).

24th August At Langold Lake today were 26 Gadwall, Little Grebe, 4 ad and 2 juv. Great Crested Grebe, 8 Buzzard and Hobby (Mick Clay).

22nd August First Golden Plover back at Axle Lane (Mick Clay).

21st August At Langold Lake today were 27 Gadwall, juv Red-crested Pochard, 4ad Great Crested Grebe and 2 juvs, 2ad Mute Swans and 5 juvs., Cormorant, 2ad and 1 juv Buzzard, 4 Nuthatch and Sparrowhawk (Mick Clay).

17th August At Axle Lane today were Wheatear, 17 Yellow Wagtail >E, 300 House Martin, 100 Swallow, 12 Swift, Great Spotted Woodpecker and juv. Buzzard (Mick Clay).

15th August Hobby >NNW over Throapham this afternoon (Andy Hirst).

14th August Over Harry Crofts quarry today were 5 Buzzard, 4 Buzzard over Kiveton Pit Top and 2 Buzzard over Loscar Wood (Mick Clay).

Greenshank, John Gallagher13th August Greenshank in Harry Crofts Quarry (John Gallagher).

Greenshank @ Harry Croft's Quarry © John Gallagher

9th August At Langold Lake today were 13 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Gadwall, Heron, 5 Tufted Duck, juv. Cormorant, 2ad and 5juv Mute Swan, plus single Snipe at Carlton Lake. Roche Abbey revealed 26 Mallard, 6 Coot, 9 Moorhen and single f Tufted Duck and single juv. (Andy Hirst).

3rd August At Dinnington Marsh today were 3 Siskin, 5 Blackcap, 7 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Bullfinch, Tree Sparrow, 3 Willow Tit and a Buzzard. At sites in the square were 2 ad and 2 juv Barn Owl and juv. Long-eared Owl (Mick Clay).

2nd August At Carlton Lake today were 2 Shoveler, 20 Lesser Black-backed Gulls and a pair of Grey Wagtail (Geoff Facer).

31st July Green Sandpiper at Hodsock. Langold Lake held Little Grebe. Axle Lane produced 2-3 Little Owl (near new Kestrel box). Lingodell Farm held Tufted Duck with 6 juvs. and single Crossbill, which dropped into Kings Wood. Buckwood Farm at dusk revealed 2 ad. and 2 juv. Barn Owl, plus Little Owl and 3 Tawny Owl (John Gallagher). Early morning at Dinnington Marsh produced 3 Willow Tit, 6 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Whitethroat, Blackcap, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, 5 Bullfinch, 2m 3 f, Buzzard, family party (2ad 4juv.) of Siskin, Grey Partridge and Mute Swan. At Hodsock were 4 Yellow Wagtail, Buzzard, Grey Wagtail >SW, Chiffchaff, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gulls >SW and c50 Swallow. Nearby Langold Lake produced 13 Great Crested Grebe (6ad, 7juv.) 2ad. and 5juv. Mute Swan, 40 Coot, single Tufted Duck, Kingfisher on top lake, ad. Little Grebe and Marsh Tit. 4 Tree Sparrow over Lingodell and from Kings Wood corner were 5 Buzzard, Cormorant and Kestrel. 2 Reed Warbler still present at NAPT (Andy Hirst).

30th July 2 Turtle Dove at Fanfield, by the Chesterfield Canal today (Sheila Newsome & Ruth Brown).

27th July Several Quail calling from Woodsetts Road, N. Anston today, plus 10 Tree Sparrow at Dewidales. Rackford Lane produced a further 50 Tree Sparrow, 17 Chaffinch, Wheatear & 5 Siskin (Chris Lilley). Early morning at Axle Lane produced 27 Skylark, 3 Corn Bunting, 100 Black-headed Gull and 51 Yellow Wagtail (2 ad & 49 juv.) (Mick Clay).

26th July 4 Buzzard over Harry Croft's Quarry and 39 Yellow Wagtail at Axle Lane (Mick Clay).

25th July Early morning at Axle Lane produced 29 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Corn Bunting and 200 Swift >S (Mick Clay).

Great Crested Grebe feeding juv, Langold Lake , Paul Rigg24th July Curlew today over Harry Crofts Quarry (Andy Murray). At Axle Lane were 28 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Corn Bunting, 191 Swift >S, Curlew >W, Tree Sparrow >S, 2 Buzzard, 500 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 400 Black-headed Gull and 11 Common Gull (Mick Clay).

Great Crested Grebe @ Langold Lake © Paul Rigg

23rd July At Carr today were 2ad Little Owls and 3 juv's in the farm buildings and at Thurcroft Pit Top were 11 Kestrel (3 families) and 5 Bullfinch. Hodsock produced 2 Buzzard. NAPT held ad. Reed Warbler feeding 3 juv's. and one feeding 2 juv's. In Harry Crofts Quarry was a single Green Sandpiper (Mick Clay).

21st July Early morning at Axle Lane produced 26 juv. Yellow Wagtail, 11 Reed Bunting, 3 Corn Bunting, Sparrowhawk and Common Tern (Mick Clay).

20th July Early morning at Axle Lane were 20 juv. Yellow Wagtail, 10 Reed Bunting (mainly juv's), 3 Corn Bunting and 79 Swallow >S (Mick Clay). Teatime at Harry Crofts Quarry today were Green Sandpiper and Hobby (John Gallagher and Andy Murray).

17th July At Hodsock today were 2 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Lapwing, 5 Buzzard, 50 Swift, Common Gull >S & 50 House Martin (Andy Hirst).

16th July Today at Hodsock were 36 Lapwing, Yellow Wagtail, 60 Swift-pretty quiet (Andy Hirst).

13th July At NAPT a Grasshopper Warbler reeling from the scrub at the back of the hospice (Geoff Facer). At Turnerwood were 12 House Sparrow, a pair of Grey Wagtail, pair of Mute Swan, 20 Mallard,11 Coot, Heron, 50 Swallow, 40 Woodpigeon, 2 Turtle Dove, 2 Bullfinch, 8 Long-tailed Tit and a f Tufted Duck and 9 juv. (Andy Hirst).

12th July At Hodsock this evening were 2 Yellow Wagtail, 9 Lapwing, 2 Yellowhammer and 3 Buzzard. At Langold Lake were 2ad and 1 juv. Common Tern (Andy Hirst & Mick Clay).

11th July Crossbill over Kings Wood this evening whilst erecting next boxes. Buzzard & Cormorant at Hodsock (Andy Hirst, Mick Clay & Andy Murray).

9th July Common Tern at Langold Lake (Andy Hirst). Early morning at NAPT were 8 Blackcap and 5 Chiffchaff. Late afternoon at Langold Lake produced 2 ad juv. Common Tern, 5 ad Great Crested Grebe (1 on a nest and 4 juvs), 2 Buzzard, juv. Hobby, 2 Tawny Owl calling, Kestrel, 2 Blackcap and 6 Chiffchaff (Mick Clay). At Hodsock today were Green Sandpiper, Common Tern, Yellow Wagtail, 2 Buzzard, Lesser Whitethroat, 45 Lapwing, 30 Tree Sparrow & 14 Linnet. Langold Lake held a staggering 7 Common Sandpiper and a Common Tern (John Gallagher).

7 Common Sandpiper @ Langold Lake,  Jophn Gallagher

7 Common Sandpiper @ Langold Lake © John Gallagher

6 Common Sandpiper @ Langold Lake © Peter Gleghorn

6 Common Sandpiper @ Langold Lake © Peter Gleghorn

8th July At Hodsock today were 3 Yellowhammer, 11 Woodpigeon, 7 Stock Dove, 5 Pied Wagtail, 3 Buzzard, 60 Swift, 25 Swallow, 4 Pheasant, 3 Yellow Wagtail, a pair of Reed Bunting & Lapwing (Andy Hirst). A return visit that evening produced 4 Skylark, 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Buzzard, 30 Swift, 22 Swallow, 4 House Martin, 4 Stock Dove, Lapwing, 2 Yellow Wagtail, Whitethroat & a Black-headed Gull (Andy Hirst & Alan Bradford). At a new site a juv. Long-eared Owl was heard squeaking (Andy Hirst).

5th July At Hodsock today were 6 Lapwing, 9 Woodpigeon, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 8 Linnet, 7 Pied Wagtail, imm Heron, 2 Oystercatcher, 10 Swallow, 2 Buzzard, 20 House Martin, 10 Swift, Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Yellowhammer & 7 Stock Dove. A juv. Wheatear at Lingodell today (Andy Hirst). Hobby midday over South Anston (Mick Clay).

4th July At Thurcroft Marsh today were 130 feeding Swift, Kestrel, 5 Whitethroat, Garden Warbler & Lesser Whitethroat. An ad Hobby hunting insects at a site within the square. At Hodsock this evening were Oystercatcher, 4 Yellowhammer, 3 Whitethroat, 2 Buzzard, Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Lapwing, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 25 Swallow, 20 House Martin, 4 Skylark and Green Sandpiper. At Penny Piece were Buzzard, & 2 juv. Barn Owl, whilst another site produced Tawny Owl, Little Owl and 2-3 Juv. Long-eared Owl (Andy Hirst).

2nd July At Langold Lake today were 2 Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail and Green Woodpecker. Thurcroft Marsh held Garden Warbler and Lesser Whitethroat. At Lingodell 2 Oystercatcher > NE. Red Lane at Carlton produced 2 Sparrowhawk, 2 Green Woodpecker and 7 Siskin >N (John Gallagher). Highlights at NAPT today were 3 Reed Bunting, 13 Goldfinch, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 14 Jackdaw, 5 Meadow Pipit, 2 Whitethroat, 15 Swallow, 5 Stock Dove, 3 Skylark, 5 Swift >SW, 2 Willow Warbler, 9 House Martin, Little Ringed Plover, 2 Buzzard, 25 Starling, juv. Great Spotted Woodpecker, f Kestrel, Black-headed Gull and a Hare. Siskin over Middleton Avenue, Dinnington today. At Harry Crofts Quarry were 30+ Linnet, 175+ Swift feeding & 3 Yellowhammer & Buzzard (Andy Hirst).

Swallow family John Gallagher1st July At Common Road, Cramfit this evening a Barn Owl was showing well (John Gallagher). At Langold Lake today were 6ad & 5 juv Great Crested Grebe, plus 95 Canada Geese, 68ad & 14 juv. Coot, 12 Mallard, 6 Tufted Duck, 16 Moorhen, Heron and 2ad & 5 juv. Mute Swan. Carlton Lake produced 26 Canada Geese, 6 Mallard & juv. Heron. Quail calling at Lingodell plus Buzzard on a post. From Kings Wood Corner were 3 Buzzard, 20 Swallow, Yellowhammer, Whitethroat, 4 House Sparrow, and 4 Carrion Crow (Andy Hirst).

Swallow family @ Hewett Arms © John Gallagher

30th June At Langold Lake today were 5ad & 7 juv. Great Crested Grebe, 2 Common Tern, 2 Heron, 2 Kingfisher, 2ad & 5 juv. Mute Swan plus 2 Marsh Tit (Brian Chambers).

29th June Langold Lake today held 5ad and 6 juv. Great Crested Grebe, 2 Heron, single Mute Swan (No sign of second adult or 5 juvs). Plus Common Sandpiper on the island (Geoff & Lyn Facer).

27th June Quail calling at First Lane, South Anston (Mick Clay).

Bee Orchid @ NAPT © Keith Naylor 26th June Early morning at Axle Lane produced Quail calling on the main path by the houses, Peregrine, 3 Corn Bunting and 3 Yellow Wagtail (Mick Clay).

24th June Langold Lake held 2 Common Tern with Hobby over and a Little Owl at Stubbin Wood (John Gallagher). Near Lingodell Farm 2 Quail were calling from a field to the N side of Long Thwaite Wood (Geoff & Lyn Facer).

Bee Orchid @ NAPT © Keith Naylor

23rd June A Barn Owl hunting fields to the S side of Common Road at Cramfit and a Little Owl at Dinnington Marsh (John Gallagher).

22nd June A walk up Axle Lane produced 2-3 Corn Bunting, 3 Yellow Wagtail, lots of Skylark and 1-2 Quail singing, with one seen in flight low over the crop for 50m. Along the Chesterfield Canal was a Spotted Flycatcher at Cinderhill with food (Mick Clay, Andy Hirst and Andy Murray).

21st June 27 nestling and 15 adult Tree Sparrow have been rung to date this year at the Butterfly House, N. Anston (Chris Lilley). Anyone recording Tree Sparrow especially in N. Anston, please contact Chris Lilley Email Treasurer.

20th June We've had a note that Bee Orchids are Spotted Flycatcher, Cinderhill- John Gallaghergrowing near the hide at NAPT, we ask visitors to remain on footpaths so avoiding damage to the plants (Keith Naylor). Early morning at Axle Lane were 5 Yellow Wagtails, 4 Corn Bunting, Hobby and Quail calling near to the houses on the main path (Mick Clay).

18th June Barn Owl hunting over grass fields in front of Wigthorpe Hall at 20:20 (Keith Trow). A juv. Long-eared Owl calling at one site within SK58 (Mick Clay).

Spotted Flycatcher @ Cinderhill © John Gallagher

17th June At Axle Lane today were Quail calling by footpath through the wall, also 2 Corn Bunting, 2 Yellow Wagtail and a Common Tern on ponds (Mick Clay). Along the Chesterfield Canal were 2 Turtle Doves at Stiffs, Tufted Duck +7 juvs. & Spotted Flycatchers at Cinderhill & Lindrick Dale (John Gallagher). Plus 3 Marsh Tit at Hawks Wood, Turtle Dove & 3 Grey Wagtail at Thorpe Middle Lock, m Mandarin at Turnerwood (Geoff & Lyn Facer).

Turtle Dove, Chestefield Canal- John Gallagher15th June Turtle Dove singing from the top of a telegraph pole at Stiff's, Chesterfield Canal (Geoff Facer).

14th June Early morning at Axle Lane produced 2 Quail, (By the crossing on the main path and by the crossing through the stone wall). Also 4 Yellow Wagtail and 2 Corn Bunting (Mick Clay).

Turtle Dove @ Chestefield Canal © John Gallagher

13th June Quail early evening at Axle Lane, plus 6 Yellow Wagtail & 2 Corn Bunting (Geoff Facer).

12th June Report of Quail calling at Axle Lane by the main path near rape field on cross over path back to the wall early morning. Also Little Owl on the wall (Mick Clay). At Lingodell today were Hobby, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 5 Buzzard & Red Kite which drifted >W harassed by Kestrel (John Gallagher & Andy Murray). At Carr were Lesser Whitethroat & Kestrel. Thurcroft Marsh produced 2 Kestrel & Lesser Whitethroat (John Gallagher & Mick Clay).

Grey Heron, Chesterfield Canal11th June Red Kite over Todwick crossroads at 18:00, flew > Dinnington (Tony Hancock per Mick Clay).

10th June Quail still present at Dinnington Marsh. Stubbin Wood produced 3 Yellow Wagtail & 2 Quail calling from north side of wood (John Gallagher).

7th June Hobby over Penny Piece (Mick Clay).

4th June Hobby reported from NAPT (Per Mick Clay).

3rd June 10 Crossbill over Stubbin Wood plus Hobby (John Gallagher & John O'Malley).

Heron @ Chesterfield Canal © John Gallagher

31st May Red Kite seen twice last week around Firbeck and Stone (J O'Malley per Mick Clay).

28th May At Hewett Arms Pond today were 4ad &13 juv. Greylag Geese. At Shireoaks Fishing Pond were 2ad & 4juv Great Crested Grebe. Along the Chesterfield Canal were 2ad & 2juv. Grey Wagtail & Heron. Carlton Lake held a pair of Gadwall & Heron. Reported from Langold Lake at 07:30 was an Osprey circling and taking a fish, which was also present on the 21st (the Osprey, not the fish!) (per John Gallagher). Also 2 Garden Warbler, Sedge Warbler & Common Tern (John Gallagher).

27th May Hobby circling Thurcroft Pit Top, then drifted >E (John Gallagher). Dusk at Dinnington Marsh (21:30) produced 2 calling Quail (in grass by farm entrance) and Woodcock roding (Mick Clay).

24th May At NAPT today were 2 Sedge Warbler, 5-6 Reed Warbler (inc 2-3 juvs) and Lesser Whitethroat (Church Lane end). Thurcroft Marsh held Garden Warbler & 2 Lesser Whitethroat. Axle Lane produced 2 Yellow Wagtail & Corn Bunting (John Gallagher).

22nd May Osprey late afternoon >S from Sandbeck (John O'Malley per Mick Clay).

20th May Early morning at Dinnington Marsh produced 6 Willow Warblers, 2 Chiffchaff and 2 Dingy Skipper Butterflies. Mineral Line to Thurcroft held 13 Willow Warblers, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap and Water Vole. Thurcroft Marsh revealed 7 Willow Warbler, Garden Warbler,3 Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, Willow Tit and imm. m Peregrine (Mick Clay).

19th May Early evening at Axle Lane produced 2m Corn Bunting and 3 Yellow Wagtail (Mick Clay).

15th May In Lindrick Dale today our only Spotted Flycatcher. Thurcroft Marsh held a family party of Mistle Thrush (ad & 4 juvs.) and m Wheatear. Langold Holt produced ad & juv. Little Grebe, 3m & 2f Tufted Duck and a pair of Gadwall. Langold Lake had 2m & f Gadwall, Common Tern, 3 pairs of Tufted Duck, a pair of Mute Swans nesting. At Yews Farm Pond were 5 Greylag Geese with 18 juvs. A pair of Gadwall, 2 Mute Swan and 3 pairs of Tufted Duck (John Gallagher).

11th May Hobby's have returned to a regular site in SK58 (per Mick Clay and Bob Stevens). Also noted were a pair at site in the N of SK58, displaying (Mick Clay).

10th May A probable Long-eared Owl at a site, in the W of SK58 hunting at dusk (Darren Carnall).

8th May At Kiveton Waters (Kiveton Pit Top) were 2 Sedge Warbler, Common Tern, f Sparrowhawk & Green Woodpecker (John Gallagher).

6th May Spotted Flycatcher in Lindrick Dale (Mick Clay).

4th May Report of an Eagle Owl, which has taken up residence at Lindrick Golf Course, near the White House (Per Brian Chambers).

2nd May Late evening at Axle Lane were Yellow Wagtail, 2 Common Tern and 5 Black-headed Gull (Mick Clay). Dinnington Marsh held Lesser Whitethroat. Thurcroft Marsh produced Garden Warbler and Swift >N over Dinnington (John Gallagher).

28th April Report of a Red-rumped Swallow >N over Axle Lane. No further details (per Mick Clay). Harry Crofts Quarry held a Common Sandpiper, present 27th also (John Gallagher).

26th April Midday over North Anston, a Honey Buzzard >N, mobbed by a Carrion Crow (James Clay).

25th April Thurcroft Marsh held Cuckoo and Grasshopper Warbler (Mick Clay). Grasshopper Warbler at NAPT, by the sewage works (Geoff & Lyn Facer).

23rd April Thurcroft Marsh produced Jay, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Grasshopper Warbler and Cuckoo >N. Dinnington Marsh produced 2 Willow Tit, Goldcrest and Garden Warbler. Lingodell had 7 Yellow Wagtail (John Gallagher).

22nd April At Axle Lane were 2 Yellow Wagtail. Dinnington Marsh revealed 12 Willow Warbler, 3 Common Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat and Buzzard. Mineral path to Thurcroft produced 20 Willow Warbler, Common Whitethroat, 9 Blackcap and 2 Lesser Whitethroat. Thurcroft Marsh held 7 Willow Warbler, 3 Common Whitethroat, Blackcap and Grasshopper Warbler (Mick Clay).

20th April NAPT produced m Whinchat, 2f Wheatear, Sedge Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Yellow Wagtail >N (Mick Clay).

19th April Early morning at Axle Lane m & f Wheatear plus Willow Warbler singing in a South Anston garden (Mick Clay). Axle Lane held 3 Wheatear. Harry Crofts produced 2 Common Whitethroat, 7 Wheatear, 2 Little Ringed Plover & 2 Green Sandpiper (John Gallagher).

17th April This evening (20:30), Little Owl on the A57 at South Anston towards Todwick, sitting on the public footpath sign (Nigel Butler). At Kiveton Pit Top were 14 Willow Warbler, m Wheatear, Buzzard and 2 Whitethroat. At Red Lane Carlton were 200 Sand Martin and 4 Buzzard. Kings Wood produced 12 Buzzard, and 5 Sparrowhawk. Very high over Hawks Wood were Buzzard and Goshawk, which drifted high >S (Mick Clay).

16th April At NAPT were 7 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 6 Reed Bunting, Willow Tit, 3 Sand Martin and 7 Swallows >N, Sparrowhawk, Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plover, 18 Lapwing and Curlew >N. At Dinnington Marsh were 9 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Tree Sparrow and Buzzard. Brampton produced a further 3 Buzzard (Mick Clay).

15th April Early morning at Axle Lane were Corn Bunting on the wall and m Yellow Wagtail (Mick Clay). At Tommy Flockton's Marsh today were 2 Grey Partridge, 2 Pied Wagtail, 4 Lapwing, 2 Snipe, f Wheatear, 4 Greylag Geese >N, Great Spotted Woodpecker & Green Woodpecker. NAPT produced 3 Little Ringed Plover & Ringed Plover (John Gallagher). Tommy Flockton's Marsh also produced Green Sandpiper, 4 Lapwing, 2 Grey Partridge and Kestrel (Brian Chambers).

14th April Kiveton Pit Top held a Whitethroat (Brian Chambers). At Harry Crofts Quarry were 2 m and 1 f Wheatear, Whitethroat, Buzzard and 2 Little Ringed Plover. Also in garden today singing Willow Warbler (Mick Clay).

13th April Tommy Flockton's Marsh at 07:30 produced Green Sandpiper & 2 Grey Partridge (Brian Chambers). Early morning at Axle Lane produced 2 Common Tern on the ponds, f Wheatear on the wall and m Yellow Wagtail (Mick Clay).

12th April Kiveton Pit Top held 2 m Wheatear (Mick Clay).

11th April At Axle Lane today; 2 m Wheatear and Yellow Wagtail. At NAPT were 3 Little Ringed Plover and a pair of Bullfinch (Brian Chambers).

10th April At Harry Crofts today were 5m Wheatear, 2 Little ringed Plover, 54 Jackdaw and Buzzard (Mick Clay).

9th April From Kings Wood today were 2 Hawfinch, 12 Buzzard, 3 Sparrowhawk, Kestrel and Tawny Owl (Mick Clay).

8th April Along the Chesterfield Canal; Anston to Turnerwood were 16 Chiffchaff, 17 Blackcap, 3 Grey Wagtails, 4 Treecreeper and 3 Buzzard (Mick Clay). NAPT produced Sparrowhawk, Ringed Plover, 4 Little Ringed Plover, 14 Lapwing, 4 Chiffchaff & Willow Warbler (Geoff Facer & Brian Chambers). Dinnington Marsh, produced 7 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, Blackcap & 3 Bullfinch. At Laughton Common were 8 Chiffchaff, 5 Willow Warbler, Blackcap, 2 Willow Tit & Lesser Redpoll. At Thurcroft Marsh were 3 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff & Blackcap. Thurcroft Pit Top held 2 Red-legged Partridge, 6 Chiffchaff, & 4 Willow Warbler (Geoff Facer). Common Road produced Little Owl by nest box (Brian Chambers). 3m Wheatear on the wall at Axle Lane and Sand Martin >N (Mick Clay).

7th April At Axle Lane, 2 Swallows over (Geoff Facer). Plus Common Tern on the ponds, and 4 Wheatear early morning (Mick Clay). The Old Pit Yard, Langold held Kestrel and Green Woodpecker, 4 Buzzards circling over Hodsock, single Buzzard over Scott's Farm and 1 over Letwell (6 in total). Langold Lake held 5 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Gadwall, 8 Tufted Duck and a Common Sandpiper on the first raft (Alan Bradford).

6th April At Kiveton Pit Top were f Merlin >N, Yellow Wagtail that the Merlin attempted to catch, Buzzard, 4 Willow Warblers , 2 Chiffchaff, 19 Stock Dove and 3 Swallow >E. At Harry Crofts were 5 Wheatears and Buzzard. At Penny Piece Barn Owl and Blackcap (Mick Clay).

5th April Tommy Flockton's Marsh held 5 Gadwall & Great Spotted Woodpecker. NAPT held 3 Little Ringed Plover. Brown Bailey's produced 30+ Sand Martin, 2 Great Crested Grebe & 14 Tufted Duck. Nearby Langold Lake held Just a single pair of Great Crested Grebe, one bird on the nest, plus 3 Sand Martin & f Goosander (Brian Chambers).

4th April At Thurcroft Pit Top today were 4 Wheatear (3 m& 1 f), 14 Fieldfare, 2 Blackcap and 2 Chiffchaff. Brampton Common held 3 Buzzard circling (Brian Chambers).

3rd April Osprey this morning over Harry Crofts Quarry, low >W (Andy Murray), also a few mins later over South Anston (Mick Clay). At Axle Lane this morning were Corn Bunting on the wall, m Yellow Wagtail and 2 Swallows >W. Over Anston were 2 Buzzard and 2 over Brampton and 1 over Loscar (Mick Clay).

2nd April A pair of Teal, 3 Little Ringed Plover, 15 Lapwing, 2 Snipe and a pair of Wheatear from the hide at NAPT this morning (Geoff Facer). Axle Lane held m Wheatear & Little Owl in close proximity to the new Kestrel box (John Gallagher).

1st April At Langold Lake today Swallow, Goosander, 6 Gadwall, 6 Great Crested Grebe and Tawny Owl (Mick Clay). At NAPT this morning were 3 Little Ringed Plover, 16 Lapwing, Snipe, 2 Teal, 7 Mallard & 4 Chiffchaff. At Tommy Flockton's Marsh this afternoon were 7 Gadwall, 5 Teal, 6 Mallard, 5 Moorhen, Heron & 2 Stock Dove (Brian Chambers). At Roche Abbey today were 9 Teal, 9 Chiffchaff & 3 Blackcap (Geoff & Lyn Facer). A Red Kite seen near Anston Stones Wood mid-afternoon (Per Mick Clay). Carlton Lake held a pair of Gadwall & 7 Sand Martin. Langold produced f Goosander, Heron, Great Spotted Woodpecker, m Sparrowhawk, m Blackcap & 3 pairs of Gadwall. Thurcroft Pit Top held 2 pairs of Wheatear. Kings Wood Corner revealed 2m Blackcap (John Gallagher).

31st March 2 Willow Warbler at Kiveton Pit Top today (Mick Clay).

29th March At Axle Lane a Little Owl on the wall and 34 Golden Plover (Mick Clay).

28th March Langold Lake held; 6 Great Crested Grebe 6 (3 nests), 5 Gadwall, f Goosander, 5 Buzzard, Tawny Owl, 13 Chiffchaff, 6 Nuthatch and Treecreeper (Geoff and Lyn Facer). An early morning walk from Green Arbour Farm to Thurcroft Pit Top and back,produced the following Blackcap, 3+ Chiffchaff, Green Sandpiper, 6 Willow Tit (including a group of 5), Green Woodpecker, 2+ Yellowhammer, Reed Bunting & Kestrel (David Franklin).

27th March At Thurcroft Pit Top were 9 Wheatears (8m, 1f). Also 14 Whooper Swans over Anston (Andy Murray).

23rd March Wheatear f on the wall at Axle Lane, near South Anston (Mick Clay) Midday over Brampton Common were 2 Buzzards, With Buzzard over Axle Lane 3 at Kiveton Pit Top (Mick Clay).

Lesser Redpoll21st March Red Kite >SW over Sandbeck at 15:55 (Paul Hobson). M and 2 f Lesser Redpoll and f Brambling in a garden on the edge of Dyscarr Wood, Langold (M & R Mantaj).

20th March At NAPT today, a Redshank. Thurcroft Pit Top held 2 Grey Partridge, Green Sandpiper, m Wheatear, 3 Kestrel & Green Woodpecker (John Gallagher).

Lesser Redpoll @ Dyscarr © M & R Mantaj

19th March At Kings Wood corner today were 12 Buzzard and at Red Lane, Carlton 5 Buzzard, Green Woodpecker and 3 Sand Martins (Mick Clay). At NAPT were 2 Little Ringed Plover briefly, 19 Lapwing, 8 Mallard, 5 Teal, 7 Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Chiffchaff, Kestrel & Buzzard (Brian Chambers). At Langold Lake, a pair of Goosander. At 18:22 4 Whooper Swan low >NW over Dinnington Marsh. Also Woodcock & 2 Tawny Owl calling (John Gallagher).

14th March Over Grange Farm were 5 Buzzard and 2 more over Tommy Flockton's Marsh (Mick Clay).

13th March Langold Lake held f Goosander & Chiffchaff. Carlton Lake produced 2 Greylag Geese, 2 f & m Goosander, Heron, Kestrel and Sparrowhawk. Chiffchaff at NAPT (John Gallagher). An RDOS walk along the Chesterfield Canal produced Green Sandpiper, 10 Fieldfare, Buzzard and drumming Great Spotted Woodpecker between Kiveton Park Train Station and Thorpe Bridge. By Hawks Wood were 2 Goldcrest, Greylag Goose > NW, 2 Buzzard, 2 Nuthatch & 28 Fieldfare. By Old Spring Wood were 3 Goldcrest, 2 Willow Tit and Siskin (RDOS per Duncan Bye). At Langold Lake were 6 Great Crested Grebe plus 2 nests, 17 Gadwall, Goosander, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker and 12 Siskin. Over South Anston were 3 Buzzard (Mick Clay).

12th March On Thurcroft Pit Top today were Great Spotted Woodpecker, Green Woodpecker, Green Sandpiper, 10 Meadow Pipit, 10 Reed Bunting, 11 Skylark, 4 Siskin, 2 Lapwing, Snipe, 2 Song Thrush and 700 Golden Plover over. In the Harry Crofts area, were 5 Buzzard, 30 Meadow Pipit, 2 Little Owl, 40 Fieldfare and f Sparrowhawk. Brampton Common produced 3 Buzzard, Kestrel, 9 Snipe, 9 Lapwing, 2 Red-legged Partridge (John Gallagher). A pair of Brambling coming to feeders in Carver Drive, Dinnington (Les Coe). At Brampton Common were 8 Snipe, 1 Jack Snipe and 2 Buzzard (Mick Clay).

11th March In a Langold garden were 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Siskin, 6 House Sparrow, 2 Tree Sparrow, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 10 Starling, 4 Blackbird, 4 Chaffinch, Robin plus single Collared Dove, Greenfinch, Mistle Thrush and 3 Long-tailed Tit (Pauline Bradford).

7th March At Brampton Common, in the field adjacent and west of the fishing ponds today were 10 Snipe, 9 Mallard and 3 Teal (Brian Chambers).

6th March At Lingodell were 3 Sparrowhawk and at least 22 Buzzard displaying. At Carlton Lake a single f Goosander. Yew Farm, Lingodell were 23 Greylag Geese & single Pink-footed Goose (John Gallagher). At Carr were 3 Buzzard, 70 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing, 2 Little Owl and 28 Tree Sparrow (John Gallagher & Andy Murray). On Common Road were Little Owl. At NAPT wader scrape were 19 Mallard, 33 Lapwing, 2 Stock Dove & 2 Pied Wagtail (Geoff & Lyn Facer).

4th March At NAPT were 21 Lapwing were spooked by a Peregrine hunting around the scrape (John Gallagher). In Anston Stones Wood were 10 Blackbird, 32 Rook, 3 Nuthatch, 12 Chaffinch, 4 Treecreeper, 16 Blue Tit, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, and 20 Pied Wagtail (Chris Lilley).

3rd March Along Rackford Road/ Lane today were 10 House Sparrow, 16 Starling, 114 Woodpigeon, single Buzzard, 12 Pied Wagtail (Chris Lilley).

2nd March 2 Little Owl along Common Road, Cramfit this evening (Janet Allsop).

28th February At Langold Lake today were 7 Great Crested Grebe, 27 Gadwall, 2m Pochard, 27 Tufted Duck and 2 Tawny Owl (Geoff & Lyn Facer). At NAPT 40 Lapwing roosted on main island (John Gallagher).

26th February Tommy Flockton's Marsh held 16 Teal, 17 Mallard, 11 Gadwall, m Wigeon, 4 Moorhen, Grey Partridge, imm & ad Cormorant >E and a Buzzard carrying a frog. NAPT held 16 Lapwing displaying, 2 Grey Partridge, 30 Black-headed Gull, 2 Mallard, 12 Snipe, single Jack Snipe, and 3 Common Gull. Firbeck Hall held 26 Greylag Geese with a single Pink-footed Goose, 10 Canada Geese, 4 Tufted Duck, Heron, 2 Mute Swan, 13 Coot, 2 Gadwall, and 2 Little Grebe. From Kings Wood corner were 9 Buzzard, 6 Siskin, 3 Kestrel, 200 Woodpigeon, Tawny Owl, Marsh Tit and f Peregrine >S plus Tawny Owl at Dinnington Marsh (Andy Hirst). Afternoon at NAPT produced 17 Snipe on the back pond, Snipe & Jack Snipe by the fenced off plateau pond as well as Buzzard over, 6 Reed Bunting, 65 Golden Plover > N and 12 Lapwing (John Gallagher). A Langold garden held 8 House Sparrow, 2 Dunnock, 7 Greenfinch, 6 Siskin, 20 Goldfinch, 3 Chaffinch, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Robin, Song Thrush, 3 Blackbird, 10 Starling, Woodpigeon, 3 Collared Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Sparrowhawk, Magpie and Carrion Crow (Pauline Bradford).

24th February Over Turnerwood were 8 Buzzard and 2 over Smarson Hills Wood plus Raven (Mick Clay).

23rd February NAPT today held Oystercatcher, 12 Lapwing on the wader scrape, plus 25 Lapwing >SW (Geoff Facer).

22nd February At Tommy Flockton's Marsh today were 14 Gadwall, 7 Teal and 6 Wigeon (Mick Clay).

20th February Single Brambling at Langold Lake. Plus single Waxwing on Lakeland Drive North Anston. Dinnington Marsh held 2 Willow Tit, Snipe, Tawny Owl and 2 Woodcock (John Gallagher). Circa 60 Waxwings again at Brandsmere Drive, Woodsetts (Geoff & Lyn Facer, Brian Chambers).In a Langold garden were m Siskin, 2 Robin, 7 Greenfinch, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Carrion Crow, 5 House Sparrow, 2 Dunnock, 3 Blackbird, Song Thrush 4 Woodpigeon, 12 Goldfinch, 8 Chaffinch, 2 Magpie, 3 Starling, 2 Collared Dove plus Blue Tit, Great Tit and Coal Tit (Pauline Bradford).

18th February A Short-eared Owl at Kiveton Pit Top this afternoon, plus 8 Snipe & 4 Greenfinch (John Gallagher).

17th February Still circa 80 Waxwings near Darkers news agents on Borrowdale Crescent, North Anston today (Ivan Keeton).

16th February More Waxwings, 70+ by Darkers news agent on Lakeland Drive, N. Anston (Andy Murray), 36 Waxwing outside the Cutler Pub, N. Anston at 11:30 (Mick Clay) plus 90 Waxwing in a Poplar tree along Rackford Road, N. Anston this afternoon (Derek Wilks per Enid Hirst). Long-eared Owl at a site within the square this evening (Andy Murray).

15th February 24 Waxwing in the garden of the bungalow opposite the Venus restaurant, Dinnington. Then flew into the tall trees by the vets at 14:00 (John Ward). Still present at 14:30 (Dave Thornley).

14th February At NAPT today were Buzzard, 5 Lapwing and 8 Siskin towards Limelands (Dave Thornley). 16 Waxwings on Park Avenue, Dinnington at 14:00, before >E towards Swinston Hill Road (Mick Clay). F Peregrine >S over Throapham at 14:15 (Andy Hirst).

13th February A wet and miserable Thurcroft Pit Top produced little this morning, save for 30 Linnet, 4 Reed Bunting, single Skylark, 6 Lapwing, Lesser Redpoll and 2 Grey Partridge. At NAPT two dogs running riot around the scrape didn't help, but 2 Golden Plover over. Dip of the year were 7 probable White-fronted Geese >SW observed distantly from NAPT-if the observer had seen them 10 seconds earlier.... 2 Grey Partridge on the scrape, here 7 Lapwing had returned. 2 Teal flushed from Cramfit Dike. At Hodsock there were 10 Teal in the soggy area with 4 Mallard. Langold Lake held 18 Tufted Duck, 87 Coot, with 3 Nuthatch coming to feeders, Grey Wagtail, 32 Gadwall, 14 Moorhen, 42 Mallard, 3 Great Crested Grebe (inc.1 pair nest building), 12 Siskin and a pair of Mute Swan. Nearby Carlton Lake held a pair of Goosander, 2 Teal, 2 Mallard and 6 Coot (Andy Hirst).

12th February Still 52 Waxwings at Brandsmere Drive, Woodsetts this morning (Andy Hirst).

WWaxwing Brian Chambers11th February 51 Waxwings still present at Brandsmere Drive, Woodsetts this morning (per Mick Clay & Brian Chambers). 25 Waxwing off Rackford Road at Wimbury? Road (Andy Murray & Ivan Keeton).

10th February Green Sandpiper still present at Thurcroft Pit Top (Brian Chambers). At least 52 Waxwings in trees on Brandsmere Drive, Woodsetts 16:00 (Sheila Newsome & Ruth Brown).

Waxwing @ Woodsetts © Brian Chambers

12th February At NAPT today were 2 Water Rail, Willow Tit, 5 Wren, 2 Stock Dove, 34 Lapwing (fly overs?), Kestrel, 3 Skylark, 5 Reed Bunting, 3 Common Gull & 21 Black-headed Gull. Brampton Common held Buzzard, 200 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing, 4 Bullfinch, Jay & 9 Pied Wagtail (John Gallagher).

Waxwing John Gallagher11th February Highlights from a Langold garden this morning included; Kestrel, 4 Blackbird, Pied Wagtail 18 Goldfinch, 8 House Sparrow, 11 Starling and a Lesser Redpoll (Pauline Bradford).

10th February Highlights from a Langold garden this morning included; Great Spotted Woodpecker, Lesser Redpoll, 2 Long-tailed Tits, 12 Goldfinch, 16 Starling, 6 House Sparrow, 6 Chaffinch and a Pied Wagtail (Pauline Bradford).

Waxwing @ Woodsetts © John Gallagher

9th February Along the Chesterfield Canal from Thorpe Bridge to Norwood Tunnel, 2 Song Thrush, 6 Redwing and Kingfisher. At Tommy Flockton's Marsh were 8 Wigeon, 12 Teal, 8 Gadwall, 8 Grey Partridge and a Grey Wagtail (Geoff Facer).

6th February 13 Waxwing in a Lime tree at the junction of Shepherds Avenue, Worksop at 08:30 (BirdGuides). Also 30 Goldfinch, 12 Chaffinch. Plus single Waxwing , m Sparrowhawk in a Langold garden. (Pauline Bradford). Thurcroft Pit Top produced Green Sandpiper, 2 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Willow Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Jay, 5 Reed Bunting, 7 Skylark, Teal & 18 Mallard (John Gallagher & Andy Murray). Carlton Lake held f Goosander, Sparrowhawk & Heron (John Gallagher).

Waxwing Geoff Facer5th February Belated news; Little Egret present at Thwaite House Farm Pond 30/1/11-1/2/11 (Dexter Pollard per John Gallagher). At Grange Farm, South Anston today were 30 Teal, 2 Buzzard, 40 Chaffinch, 30 Yellowhammer & 2 Brambling (John Gallagher & Andy Murray).

Waxwing @ Woodsetts © Geoff Facer

4th February Little Egret & 10 Grey Partridge at NAPT (John Gallagher). Plus a second? Little Egret at Nine Trees Estate, Thurcroft (Nigel & Sue Butler).

2nd February Little Egret still present at NAPT on wader scrape (Mick Clay).

1st February A Little Egret at NAPT today. Frequents the wader scrape and ditches along Cramfit Dike (Dave Thornley). Roosted in trees by the hospice (Andy Hirst, Mick Clay & Andy Murray).

30th January At Thurcroft Pit Top were 13 Bullfinch, Woodcock, 150 Linnet, 4 Mistle Thrush and 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker. Firbeck Hall held 10 Greylag Geese.(John Gallagher). Along Rackford Road today were 85 Rook, 3 Tree Sparrow and 12 Blackbird. 4 Treecreeper, 4 Goldcrest and 2 Nuthatch in Swinston Hill Wood (Chris Lilley).

29th January 190 Pink-footed Geese>NE over Dinnington Marsh at 10:30, also 35 Siskin (John Gallagher). 100 Pink-footed Geese >W over Dinnington Marsh and 2 Little Owls on Common Road (Mick Clay).

28th January 700 Pink-footed Geese >W in several skeins over South Anston early morning (Mick Clay).

27th January 2 Water Rails at NAPT, one by the entrance to Cramfit, the other by the concrete bridge near the sewage works (Andy Murray).

21st January A Long-eared Owl at a site within the square today (Geoff & Lyn Facer). A Brambling between Limelands Road & NAPT this afternoon (Dave Thornley).

19th January Over the Dinnington Tesco car park were c250 Pink-footed Geese in 2 skeins >W (Brian Chambers).

18th January A single Waxwing on top of a Hawthorn at Laughton Common, by the main road (David & Janet Franklin).

17th January Skeins of 250 & 200 Pink-footed Geese >W over NAPT this morning, plus Water Rail and 27 Mallard (Andy Murray). At Langold Lake were single Great Crested Grebe, Greylag Goose, 45 Gadwall, m Pochard, 31 Tufted Duck, and 4 (1m 3f) Goosander (Geoff & Lyn Facer). A Raven >NE over Thorpe Salvin this morning, plus two skeins of 50 Pink-footed Geese over South Anston late afternoon (Mick Clay).

16th January The ice finally dissipated at Langold Lake today, attracting an agitated Barnacle Goose, 58 Coot, 28 Mallard, 134 Canada Geese, 188 Black-headed Gull, a pair of Mute Swan, single Great Crested Grebe, 56 Gadwall, 14 Moorhen, single m Pochard, Common Gull & Buzzard. At Lingodell were 36 Common Gull, feeding in a field with 30 Black-headed Gull. At Kings Wood were Marsh Tit and at least 3 Brambling. Nearby Roche Abbey held 6 Teal and Little Grebe as well as 15 Siskin and Willow Tit. (Andy Hirst). Tommy Flockton's Marsh held 21 Mallard, 11 Teal, 10 Gadwall, 5 Wigeon, Buzzard & 4 Grey Partridge. At NAPT, Water Rail near the bridge near the sewage works (John Gallagher).

14th January 46 Fieldfare at Dewidales today, plus 50 Linnet. In Anston Stones Wood were 13 Great Tit, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Starling, 4 Treecreeper and 2 Bullfinch (Chris Lilley).

13th January At Langold Lake this afternoon (still 75% frozen) were 6 Long-tailed Tit, 12 Blackbird, 2 Buzzard, 40 Gadwall, 70 Coot, 20 Moorhen, 26 Tufted Duck and 2 Goosander (Alan Bradford).Cormorant >N over NAPT (Nigel Butler).

12th January 48 Black-headed Gull and 4 Grey Partridge by the scrape at NAPT today (Geoff Facer).

11th January At Thorpe Salvin Sewage Works were c20 Lesser Redpoll. Hewett Arms pond held 27 Mallard & 4 Heron. Carlton Lake produced 3 pairs of Goosander. Whilst at Langold Lake which was at least 90% frozen, were 86 Coot, 42 Mallard, 16 Gadwall, 6 Tufted Duck, 14 Moorhen & 2 Mute Swan (Brian Chambers).

10th January Along the Chesterfield Canal between Kiveton & Hawks Wood were 24 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 14 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 1 Treecreeper & 6 Bullfinch. Between Kiveton & Norwood tunnel were 9 Bullfinch. Tommy Flockton's Marsh held 28 Mallard, with Buzzard & Sparrowhawk over (Brian Chambers).

9th January By the Chesterfield Canal at Hawks Wood were 18 Lesser Redpoll & 150 Pink-footed Geese >E at 11:35 (John Gallagher). At Lingodell were 2 Golden Plover, 72 Fieldfare, 4 Redwing. A f Brambling at Kings Wood Lane. Also large numbers of Redwing & Fieldfare at both Thwaite House Farm and Lamb Lane (Geoff & Lyn Facer).

8th January At Tommy Flockton's Marsh today were 2 Teal, 30 Mallard, m Mandarin, 12 Gadwall, 20 Moorhen & Lapwing. At Kiveton Pit Top were 250 Fieldfare, 45 Redwing, f Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Buzzard, 2 Snipe, 25 Black-headed Gull, 2 Goldcrest & Song Thrush (John Gallagher). At Roche Abbey today were 5 Buzzard, Cormorant, 30 Pheasant, 9 Mallard, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Nuthatch, 2 Kestrel, 2 Treecreeper, 3 Jay, 2 Siskin, 2 Marsh Tit, and 10 Long-tailed Tit (Duncan Bye).

7th January At NAPT the Water Rail close to the bridge adjacent to sewage works (John Gallagher). 150 Pink-footed Geese >N over South Anston this morning (Andy Murray).

3rd January At the corner of Kings Wood Road & Eastfield Lane were 2 Brambling with c25 Chaffinch feeding in a patch of maize (Brian Chambers).

2nd January At Axle Lane a Peregrine took a Woodpigeon, which was robbed by 2 Buzzard. At NAPT a Barn Owl hunting at dusk (John Gallagher & Andy Murray). At NAPT the Water Rail showing well in a ditch by Cramfit Pond and Brambling >N (Mick Clay).

31st December Langold Lake remains mostly frozen, despite this; 2m & 1f Pochard, 1m Shoveler & 1 pair of Gadwall present. Also Tawny Owl calling from western end. At Firbeck were 230 Canada Geese, 1 Greylag Goose & 1 Green Woodpecker (Geoff & Lyn Facer). Further counts at Langold Lake produced 60 Mallard, 85 Coot, 11 Moorhen, m Shoveler 2 m& 1 f Pochard, 2 Mute Swan, 3 Nuthatch, 3 Siskin. Plus lots of Rook, Crow & Jackdaw, c 400 in total. Woodpigeon c400 (Brian Chambers).

30th December 260 Pink-footed Geese W> over Dinnington at 15:00 (John Gallagher), with a further 150 >NW over South Anston at 16:15 (Mick Clay).

Wigeon John Gallagher28th December 2 & 9 Waxwings briefly at Throapham this morning, singles heard later in fog, plus Brambling over (Andy Hirst).

27th December Langold Lake produced 100 Greenfinch, 6 Brambling, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 5 Coal Tit, 7 Nuthatch, 5 Treecreeper, 7 Goldcrest, Jay, 3 Green Woodpecker, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 2 Buzzard. At Thwaite House Farm Pond were 5 Snipe & 9 Red-legged Partridge (John Gallagher).

Wigeon @ Turnerwood © John Gallagher

24th December In Lindrick Dale were 18 Tufted Duck, 16 Mallard, 3 Little Grebe, 4 Gadwall, 10 Moorhen and 9 Coot. On the Chesterfield Canal at Turnerwood were 2 Jay, Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker plus Cormorant, Snipe & Wigeon (John Gallagher).

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