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29th December At First Lane, South Anston was a report of a Red Kite flying south mid afternoon, also Peregrine, Sparrowhawk and Kestrel all hunting and 22 Fieldfare and a Woodcock (Mick Clay).

24th December At Axle Lane were 149 Golden Plover, 19 Yellowhammer, 2 Bullfinch, a Song Thrush and 2 Sparrowhawk (Mick Clay).

19th December A tour of SK58 Wetlands produced 29 Mallard and 2 Moorhen at Roche Abbey. Langold Lake held 88 Canada Goose, 25 Coot, 14 Moorhen, 29 Mallard, 16 Tufted Duck, 3 Mute Swan, 1 m Pochard and 5 Great Crested Grebe. Carlton Lake held 21 Mallard. At Brown Bailey's were 39 Tufted Duck, 7 Coot, 5 Canada Goose, 2 Mute Swan, 1 Mallard and 1 Great Crested Grebe. Hewett Arms pond held 10 Mallard and 3 Moorhen (Brian Chambers).

17th December This morning at Tommy Flockton's Marsh were c20 Redwing, 7 Blackbird, a pair of Mute Swan >SW, 5 Mallard, 6 Grey Partridge, Grey Wagtail, 11 Black-headed Gull, Willow Tit and a f Kestrel. Nearby Grange Farm, Loscar held 71 Black-headed Gull >SW, Little Owl by Grange Farm, 2 Buzzard, 12 Tree Sparrow, 3 Skylark >S and a Kestrel. Over at Langold Lake were 31 Coot, 3 Mute Swan, 8 Tufted Duck, 37 Mallard, 8 Moorhen, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 3 pairs of Gadwall, single m Pochard, 2 ad Heron, single Kingfisher, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 6 Siskin and a single Common Gull (Andy Hirst). Flying south over Axle Lane were 25 Cormorant (Mick Clay).

15th December Mid morning >E over North Anston were 70 Pink-footed Geese (James Clay).

11th December A male Blackcap in a Throapham garden this morning (Andy Hirst).

Fieldfare @ Woodsetts  © Chris Lilley24th November The group's wildfowl count produced 20 Teal, 7 Mallard and 2 Moorhen at Roche Abbey. Nearby Firbeck held 4 Coot, 2 Mute Swan, 9 Mallard, 2 Greylag Geese, 3 Moorhen and a Tufted Duck. Moving on to Langold Lake and counts of 45 Mallard, 15 Tufted Duck, 27 Coot, 3 Mute Swan, 4 Great Crested Grebe, Greylag Goose, 5 Moorhen, 11 Gadwall, single m Pochard, Heron, and 2 Common Gull.

Fieldfare @ Woodsetts © Chris Lilley

Carlton Lake was quiet with just 24 Mallard, single Mute Swan, Moorhen and 2 Teal. Works at Brown Bailey's meant numbers were low with 12 Coot, Great Crested Grebe, 11 Mallard, 4 Tufted Duck, and 2 Moorhen. At Shireoaks Pond were 7 Mallard and single Heron. Nearby Hewett Arms Pond yielded 13 Mallard, 2 Coot, single Tufted Duck and 2 Moorhen. A generally quiet period, although some movement of wildfowl at Langold- notably the departure of the Grebes and arrival of Gadwall (Andy Hirst, Mick Clay & John Gallagher).

20th November A wetlands tour of SK58 produced 6 Teal, 23 Mallard, 4 Moorhen at Roche Abbey. At Langold Lake were 36 Coot, 12 Tufted Duck, 1 m Pochard, 37 Mallard, 239 Canada Goose, 2 Greylag Goose, 8 Moorhen, 2 m & 1 f Goosander, 6 Great Crested Grebe and 2 Heron. At Carlton Lake were a Cormorant, 16 Mallard, a Mute Swan and a Moorhen. At Brown Bailey's were 12 Coot, 11 Mallard, 30 Tufted Duck, 2 Moorhen, a Mute Swan and 2 Great Crested Grebe. Finally, at Hewett Arms were 17 Mallard, a Tufted Duck, 2 Moorhen, 2 Canada Goose and a Cormorant (Brian Chambers).Marsh Tit  @ Swinston Hill Woods  © Chris Lilley

Marsh Tit @ Swinston Hill Wood © Chris Lilley

17th November At Gildingwells were 10 Gadwall, a Kestrel, 120 Starling, a Jay and 30 Fieldfare (John Gallagher).

16th November At Langold Lake were a Greylag Goose, 2 Kestrel, 2 Jay, m Pochard, 4 Gadwall, 8 Bullfinch, 4 Lesser Redpoll, 40 Siskin and 50 Fieldfare (John Gallagher).

13th November Early morning over Axle Lane were 200 Pink-footed Geese >E and 200 Golden Plover by the ponds (Mick Clay).

12th November At NAPT this morning were 9 Mallard, 14 Black-headed Gull, 6 Reed Bunting, 2 Bullfinch, 26 Goldfinch, Willow Tit and steady passage of Lesser Redpoll & Skylark. From Kings Wood corner were 2 Nuthatch, c200 Woodpigeon, 6 Buzzard and a teady passage of Fieldfare. Langold Lake produced 40 Mallard, 11 Tufted Duck, 24 Coot, 2ad & 1imm Mute Swan, 10 Great Crested rebe, ingle Greylag Goose, 11 Moorhen, Kingfisher, c20 Siskin, 4 Lesser Redpoll, Heron, Kestrel, 3 Buzzard & 204 Canada Geese (Andy Hirst).

11th November At Langold Lake were, 8 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Mute Swans, 1 Greylag Goose, 220 Canada Goose, 1 m Pochard, 14 Tufted Duck, 8 Redwing, 1 Fieldfare and 2 Treecreeper (Geoff and Lyn Facer).

10th November At Lamb Lane were 180 Golden Plover. Stubbing Wood produced a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Nuthatch and a Marsh Tit. At Brands Lane were 180 Linnet, 30 Yellowhammer, 10 Reed Bunting, 20 Skylark, a Kestrel and a Sparrowhawk (John Gallagher). At Langold Lake were 7 Great Crested Grebe, a m Pochard, 3 Buzzard, a Kestrel, a Sparrowhawk, 2 Green Woodpeckers, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Fieldfare, 2 Bullfinch and 3 Treecreeper (Mick Clay).

9th November Early morning at Thurcroft Pit Top were 170 Black-headed Gull in roost and a Peregrine >E. Roche Abbey produced 4 Marsh Tit (John Gallagher). At Axle Lane were 339 Golden Plover, 15 Skylark and 19 Grey Partridge (Mick Clay).

8th November At NAPT were 17 Snipe and a Jack Snipe (John Gallagher). Outside the square it was reported that 18 Waxwings flew over Jubb Close at Brecks >SW. (This record was forwarded onto SK58 for information by Tony Kettle).

7th November At Axle Lane were 150 Golden Plover, a Buzzard and 63 Pink-footed Geese >E (Mick Clay).

2nd November At Langold Lake, were a f Teal, a pair of Wigeon, 2 Kingfisher, 80 Siskin, 3 Redpoll, a Grey Wagtail and a Raven >NW. At Hodsock were 2 Grey Wagtail, 10 Snipe and 4 Teal (John Gallagher).

1st November Early morning at Axle Lane were 200 Golden Plover and f Peregrine with a Golden Plover (Mick Clay).

26th October A number of birds were heading East over NAPT including a Brambling, 11 Lesser Redpoll and 120 Pink-footed Goose, whilst heading South were 42 Meadow Pipit, 11 Skylark, 2 Song Thrush and 6 Redwing. Also seen were 2 Willow Tit, a Green Woodpecker, a Chiffchaff, 2 Snipe and a Grey Wagtail. On Axle Lane the Golden Plover count increased to circa 400 (Mick Clay).

24th October At Axle Lane circa 350 Golden Plover were again by the main path (Mick Clay).

23rd October Late evening at Axle Lane circa 350 Golden Plover were by the main path (Mick Clay).

21st October At Tommy Flockton's Marsh were a Kingfisher, 9 Grey Partridge, Sparrowhawk and 5 f Goosander. Langold Lake produced a single m Pochard. At Yew Tree Farm pond in Firbeck were a Little Grebe and a single f Goosander (John Gallagher).

20th October At Axle Lane were 150 Golden Plover and a Wheatear on the wall (Mick Clay).

19th October At NAPT were a Green Woodpecker, 2 Siskin, 5 Bullfinch, 2 Willow Tit, Reed Bunting, Grey Wagtail, 8 Grey Partridge, 11 Meadow Pipit, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 50 Goldfinch and 31 Lapwing >W. At Brampton Common were 4 Jay. Roche Abbey produced 3 Marsh Tit and 4 Jay (John Gallagher). Late evening on Axle Lane were 207 Golden Plover (Mick Clay).

18th October Late evening on Axle Lane were 200 Golden Plover and 3 Fieldfare (Mick Clay).

16th October A walk around Kiveton Woodlands produced 5 Goldfinch, 8 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Magpie, 2 Moorhen, 5 Dunnock, 5 Chaffinch, a Green Woodpecker, a Fieldfare, 4 Black-headed Gull, a Pheasant and 4 Blackbird (Paul Rigg).

13th October Over Laughton Common were 120 Pink-footed Goose >E at 17:30 (John Gallagher).

7th October At Kiveton Pit Top were a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 20+ Goldfinch, a Robin, 3 Reed Bunting plus a Hare, a Water Vole and a Brown Rat (Darren Carnall).

6th October At Roche Abbey were 2 Marsh Tit, 3 Siskin, a Lesser Redpoll >S, 3 Nuthatch, a Grey Wagtail, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 juv Sparrowhawk, 8 Buzzard, 14 Teal and a Little Grebe. There were 20 Buzzard over Sandbeck. Also Pink-footed Goose calling over South Anston and 200 Skylark >S over Axle Lane (Mick Clay). At Thurcroft Pit Top were 5 Snipe, a Jack Snipe, a Redpoll >S, 4 Chiffchaff and a Sparrowhawk. Langold Lake produced 3 Jay, Kingfisher, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 21 Siskin, ad and juv Green Woodpecker (John Gallagher). Circa 125 Pink-footed Goose >W over Lindrick Golf Course (Brian Chambers). At Kiveton Pit Top were a Jay, a Kestrel, a Moorhen and 30+ Golden Plover in flight over fields near the motorway (Darren Carnall).

5th October At Axle Lane were 60 Golden Plover. At NAPT were 3 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Willow Tit, 3 Bullfinch, 2 Chiffchaff, 60 Goldfinch, a Buzzard, 6 Swallow >S and a large movement of Meadow Pipit >S (Mick Clay). At Kiveton Pit Top were 4 Moorhen, 6 Reed Bunting, 20+ Goldfinch, a Kestrel and 5 Mallard (Darren Carnall).

4th October At Brampton Common were 5 Mistle Thrush. At Tommy Flockton's Marsh were 42 Mallard, single Kingfisher, Teal, Snipe and Kestrel as well as 7 Grey Partridge. At Axle Lane was a single Yellow-legged Gull (John Gallagher). There were also 150 Golden Plover on Axle Lane (Mick Clay). At Kiveton Pit Top were 20+ Goldfinch, 12 Long-tailed Tit, a Jay, 100 Starlings, a Kestrel and 2 Mistle Thrush (Darren Carnall).

3rd October At Kiveton Pit Top were 2 Bullfinch, 20+ Goldfinch, 3 Moorhen, a Kestrel, 40 Black-headed Gull, 12 Lesser Black-backed Gull, a Jay and a Snipe in flight (Darren Carnall).

30th September Early evening on Axle Lane were 28 Golden Plover which were flushed by female Merlin (Mick Clay).

27th September At Harry Crofts Quarry were a Gadwall, a Teal, 12 Mallard, 11 Pied Wagtail, a Yellow Wagtail, a Snipe and a Jack Snipe (John Gallagher).

23rd September At Kiveton Pit Top were 6 Linnet, 30+ Goldfinch and 2 Mallard >W (Darren Carnall).

Kingfisher @ Woodsetts © Chris Lilley22nd September At Axle Lane was a Wheatear f. At Kings Wood Corner were 4 Cormorant >N and a Peregrine hunting woodside (John Gallagher & Andy Murray). Also present on Axle Lane was a Yellow-legged Gull with 300 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 40 Skylark, 49 House Martin >S and 7 Cormorant >N (Mick Clay). At Kiveton fisheries at the side of the community woodland was a Ring-necked Parakeet (Alan Bateman). At Kiveton Pit Top were 2 Cormorant >W, a Jay, a m Merlin unsuccesfully attacking a small finch in the air, a f Sparrowhawk and a Short-eared Owl (Darren Carnall). A Red Kite was seen drifting NE over Woodsetts towards Wallingwells (Gareth Picton).

Kingfisher @ Woodsetts © Chris Lilley

21st September At Brampton Common were 50 Linnet, 10 Meadow Pipit, Little Owl, 2 Mistle Thrush, 6 Robin, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Kestrel, 7 Cormorant >W, 5 Greylag Geese >W. At Barton Wood off Lodge Lane were 3 Hobby. At Smarson Hills, were a Red Kite and a Raven (John Gallagher & Andy Murray).

20th September A first year male Kingfisher was a suprise catch in a net whilst ringing birds at Woodsetts (Chris Lilley). At Langold Lake were a Kingfisher and Great Crested Grebe with 3 very young juv. (John Gallagher & Andy Murray).

16th September At Langold Lake were a Black-headed Gull, Buzzard, 8 Canada Goose, Carrion Crow, 30 Coot, 2 groups of Greated Crested Grebe, Grey Wagtail, Mute Swan, Robin, 6 Swallow and 6 Tufted Duck (Paul Rigg).

Great Crested Grebe @ Langold Lake © Paul Rigg14th September At Harry Crofts Quarry were a Raven, a Sparrowhawk, 2 Whitethroat and a Teal. Brampton Common produced 54 Meadow Pipit, 5 Chiffchaff, 24 Pied Wagtail, 18 Yellow Wagtail and a Blackcap (John Gallagher & Mick Clay).

10th September At Harry Crofts Quarry were a Whinchat and a Snipe >S. (John Gallagher).

Great Crested Grebe @ Langold Lake © Paul Rigg

9th September At Axle Lane were 300 Lesser Black-backed Gull and a Whinchat on the main path near cross-over path (Mick Clay).

8th September At Buckwood Farm there was a Barn Owl. At Tommy Flockton's Marsh were a Kingfisher, 8 Grey Partridge, 80 Goldfinch and 2 Mistle Thrush. At Thurcroft Pit Top were 2 juv Green Woodpecker, Jay, 5 Buzzard, 2 ad and 5 juv Bullfinch. At Lingodell were a Blackcap, 6 Yellow Wagtail, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Kingfisher and a Sparrowhawk. At Langold Lake were 4 juv and ad Tufted Duck, Kingfisher, Jay, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, and ad Great Crested Grebe (John Gallagher). Mid morning at Axle Lane were 300 Lesser Black-backed gulls, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Wheatear, a Kestrel and a record 8 Buzzard and at the same time 4 more Buzzard over Brampton Common. At Dinnington Marsh were 3 Blackcap, 8 Chiffchaff, 4 Bullfinch, a Grey Wagtail and 2 Kestrel. At NAPT 3 were a Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, a Willow Tit, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Blue Tit and a Kestrel (Mick Clay).

7th September At Harry Crofts Quarry were Buzzard, Little Owl, Green Woodpecker and a Yellow Wagtail >S. At NAPT were 6 Chiffchaff, 6 Bullfinch, 2 Willow Tit, 2 Grey Wagtail, a Sparrowhawk and a Buzzard. On Axle Lane were 2 Buzzard, a Kestrel, a Golden Plover and a Wheatear (Mick Clay).

6th September On Axle Lane were 3 Wheatear and 16 Golden Plover (Mick Clay).

5th September Early morning on Axle Lane were 2 Wheatear and 15 Golden Plover (Mick Clay). The same time at NAPT produced 2 Blackcap, 1 f and 1 Juv and 2 Whitethroat (Farrell Kent).

4th September Early morning at NAPT were 6 Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Whitethroat, 3 Willow Tit, 5 Robin, 6 Dunnock, 3 Bullfinch and a Kingfisher. At Axle Lane early evening were 2 Hobby hunting dragonflies and 200 Swallow and House Martin (Mick Clay).

3rd September A pair of Marsh Tit visiting Chris's garden feeder in North Anston today at 5.00pm (Chris Lilley).

1st September At Axle Lane the Golden Plover count increased to 24 (Mick Clay).

31st August At Axle Lane this morning were 20 Golden Plover in the recently ploughed field and 10 Grey Partridge (Farrell Kent).

29th August On Axle Lane were 150 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 450 Black-headed Gull and 60 Swallow (Mick Clay).

28th August A pair of Raven were sighted at 09.30 >NE east of Swinston Hill Wood and again at 11.40 >S towards Dewidales (Chris Lilley). At Lindrick golf course were 2 Kingfisher flying alongside the River Ryton by the 4th green (Brian Chambers).

27th August At Tommy Flockton's Marsh were 15 Mallard and a Common Sandpiper (Brian Chambers).

26th August Early morning at Axle Lane were a juv Peregrine hunting, 38 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Sparrowhawk, 12 Reed Bunting and 2 Yellow Wagtail and at midday 5 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, Little Owl, 50 Swallow and 30 House Martin by the ponds. At NAPT were a Tree Pipit and Yellow Wagtail >S also in the Willow Coppice area were 4 Willow Warbler, 5 Whitethroat and a Spotted Flycatcher, there were 2 Reed Warbler by the entrance (Mick Clay).

25th August At Tommy Flockton's Marsh were a Green Sandpiper and a Clouded Yellow butterfly (Mick Clay).

24th August At Carr were 4 Little Owl in barn windows, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 30 Swallow, Yellow Wagtail and 6 Tree Sparrow. At Thurcroft Pit Top juv Common Buzzard, 8 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap and 3 Willow Warbler. At Harry Crofts quarry were 2 Whimbrel >S calling, a Green Sandpiper calling also Wheatear. At Axle Lane were a Buzzard and Whinchat. At Slade Hooton there were 100 Swallow on wires. Late evening on Axle lane were 9 Golden Plover flying around the fields (Mick Clay).

23rd August The first Wheatear of the season was on the wall at Axle Lane, also 12 Reed Bunting mainly juv and 3 Yellow Wagtail >S (Mick Clay).

Greylag Geese @ Hewett Arms ©  Brian Chambers21st August At Owday Lane were 4 Hobby, 2 Kestrel, a Sparrowhawk m, and a Buzzard juv (Andy Murray & Mick Clay).

Greylag Geese @ Hewett Arms © Brian Chambers

20th August A visit to the SK58 wetland sites today produced 29 Greylag Geese, 31 Mallard and 2 Heron at the Hewett Arms. At Brown Bailey's were 10 Coot, 2 Mallard, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Tufted Duck, and a Heron. At Carlton Lake were 13 Mallard. At Langold Lake were 64 Mallard, 23 Coot, 1 Tufted Duck, 6 Moorhen, 2 adt & 3 juv Great Crested Grebe, 15 Canada Geese, 4 Mute Swan, 1 ad & 1 juv Common Tern and a Kingfisher (Brian Chambers).

Common Tern @ Langold Lake © Brian Chambers19th August Early morning at Langold Lake were 3 Common Tern, 2 ad and 1 juv. Over Axle Lane were 2 Yellow Wagtail >S, 6 Heron and 52 Lesser Black-backed Gull >N late evening. (Mick Clay).

Common Tern @ Langold Lake © Brian Chambers

18th August On Axle Lane after the rain were 25 Common Whitethroat, mainly juvenile birds (Mick Clay).

17th August Early morning >S over Axle Lane was a Sand Martin (Mick Clay).

12th August Kingfisher at Kingswood Close, Firbeck today at noon. Has been seen quite a lot recently (Dave Wright).

11th August >NE over South Anston was a Hobby at mid day (Mick Clay).

10th August This morning at Harry Crofts Quarry a Green Sandpiper >S, 16 Goldfinch, 22 Yellowhammer, 31 Linnet, 10 Whitethroat, mostly juv. birds, 5 Mallard, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gulls >S, Green Woodpecker, 8 Chaffinch, 2 Chiffchaff & 3 Stock Dove. It was quiet at NAPT with single Chiffchaff & 2 Whitethroat by the hide. 8 Lesser Black-backed Gulls >S, 2 Willow Tit, one still feeding young, m Sparrowhawk, 10 Black-headed Gulls >S, 2 Skylark >S, 4 House Martin and c20 Swift >S (Andy Hirst). At 4pm in a wheat field behind Ivy Lodge Plantation was a calling Quail (Dave Wright).

9th August Late evening a juv Long-eared Owl was calling on Goss Common (Mick Clay).

7th August >NE over Axle Lane was a Common Tern and late in the evening at the same location were circa 500 Swift (Mick Clay).

6th August An evening walk from Woodsetts to Corn Mill Farm produced Whinchat, 60 Linnet, 40 Goldfinch, 3 Bullfinch, 4 Yellowhammer, 4 Tree Sparrow, 4 Willow Warbler, 4 Yellow Wagtail, 100 Swallow, 60 House Martin, 6 Stock Dove, Great Spotted Woodpecker and 2 Sparrowhawk (Andy Murray, John Gallagher & Mick Clay).

1st August This morning at the bottom of Penny Hill, Firbeck was a report of a Turtle Dove which flew out of roadside trees before re-entering the trees (David Wright).

28th July Grasshopper Warbler reeling by the sewage works at NAPT early morning (Andy Hirst).

27th July At Hodsock this morning were Sedge Warbler, Chiffchaff, 3 Yellowhammer, 20 Linnet, 15 Goldfinch, 3 Whitethroat, 60 Swallow, c30 Swift and a m Grey Wagtail. Langold Lake held 2 pairs of Great Crested Grebe, one pair with 3 small young. Also present were 2 f Tufted Duck, 2 ad, 2 juv. Mute Swan. Plus hunting Hobby over Carlton Lake (Andy Hirst). At NAPT were 3 Grasshopper Warbler (2 ad and 1 juv), 5 Common Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff, Grey Wagtail, 5 Reed Warbler (4 Juv), 4 Reed Bunting and Song Thrush. Also 37 Gate Keepers, 42 Meadow Brown, 2 Small Skipper, 4 Ringlet, Comma, Peacock and a Small Copper (Mick Clay, Brian Chambers & Ivan Keeton).

26th July At Axle Lane were 2 Corn Bunting singing, 7 Reed Bunting, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 200 Swift, Peregrine and 2 Common Buzzard, one of which was displaying. In addition there were over 3000 Small White butterflies in the rape fields (Mick Clay).

24th July Late evening at Penny Piece was a Barn Owl. At NAPT was a Grasshopper Warbler by Cramfit and also Little Owl and Tawny Owl calling (Brian Chambers & Mick Clay).

20th July A Hobby >NE over North Anston mid afternoon (Mick Clay).

19th July At Harry Crofts late in the evening was a Barn Owl hunting (Andy Murray & Mick Clay).

12th July Circling over South Anston this afternoon were 2 Buzzard and a Hobby (Lyn & Geoff Facer).

10th July Late in the evening at Dinnington Marsh were a Long-eared Owl and Little Owl (Andy Murray, Brian Chambers & Mick Clay).

9th July At Axle Lane this morning was a Corn Bunting singing by the stone wall (Mick Clay). At Cinderhill there was a Spotted Flycatcher and at the Toplocks stretch of the Chesterfield Canal, Shireoaks, were 4 Grey Wagtail. At Shireoaks Lake were 2 ad Great Crested Grebe with 1 young, 2 Tufted Duck and a Heron (Brian Chambers). This evening in the fields N of Rackford Lane were 2 Mistle Thrush, a Red-legged Partridge and a Yellowhammer (Farrell Kent).

8th July At 2 High Street, South Anston was a male Blackcap in song, probably a failed bird moving South? (Mick Clay).

6th July At Langold Lake were 3 Common Tern and 2 Green Woodpecker (John Gallagher). The following butterflies were recorded at NAPT, 34 Ringlet,19 Meadow Brown,14 Small Heath, 2 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Common Blue, 2 Small Skipper, 6 Five Spotted Burnet moths and single Cinnabar moth. At Dinnington Marsh there were 26 Ringlet, 7 Meadow Brown, 1 Small White, 1 Speckled Wood, 3 Large Skipper, 2 Small Skipper, 4 Five Spotted Burnet moths. At Harry Crofts were 8 Ringlet, 14 Meadow Brown, 12 Small Heath, 3 Small Tortoiseshell, 7 Common Blue and a single Small Skipper (Mick Clay).

Sparrowhawk @ Todwick © Ray Sykes  2nd July At Axle Lane this morning Common Tern on the ponds, Corn Bunting near the wall, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Reed Bunting and 13 Skylark (Mick Clay).

30th June 2 Sedge Warbler singing at Carlton Lake (Andy Hirst).

Sparrowhawk @ Todwick © Ray Sykes

29th June 2 Common Tern at Langold Lake today (Geoff & Lyn Facer). At NAPT were 3 ad. and 2 juv. Lapwing and at Pocket Handkerchief Lane a further 24 Lapwing (John Gallagher).

16th June In Lindrick Dale today were Spotted Flycatcher and Kestrel. Along the Chesterfield Canal, by Stiffs were Lesser Whitethroat, Kestrel, Green Woodpecker & Great Spotted Woodpecker. At Turnerwood were 2 Jay and 2 Marsh Tit. 4 Yellow Wagtail at Stubbing Wood. Near Stone today were Spotted Flycatcher, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Little Owl (John Gallagher). Red Kite >W over North Anston at 18:35 (James Clay).

15th June Along the Chesterfield Canal from Kiveton station to Turnerwood were 20 Wren, 23 Chaffinch, 4 Bullfinch, 8 Chiffchaff, 13 Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Whitethroat, 27 Blackbird, 2 Mistle Thrush, 6 Song Thrush, 11 Robin, 6 Blue Tit, 14 Great Tit, 4 Coal Tit, Marsh Tit and 3 juv's, 4 Dunnock, Nuthatch, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Yellowhammer, ad & 2juv Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Grey Wagtail, Turtle Dove, 6 Stock Dove, 6 Carrion Crow,36 Mallard and 44 juv's, ad & 2 juv. Heron, 7 Moorhen and 6 juv's, 4 Coot and 3 juv's, 2 Mute Swan, Kestrel and Buzzard (Mick Clay).

10th June The m Pied Flycatcher still present at Cinderhill, along the Chesterfield Canal this evening (Andy Murray).

9th June A m Pied Flycatcher singing near Cinderhill, along the Chesterfield Canal above Shireoaks (Andy Murray).

8th June From the hide at NAPT this morning were 3 Reed Warbler 10 Lapwing ad's, 4 Mallard, 2 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel and 5 Tufted Duck >N (Andy Hirst).

Spotted Flycatcher @ Abbey Mill Farm, Stone © John Gallagher3rd June Honey Buzzard >N over Axle Lane (Mick Clay).

Spotted Flycatcher @ Abbey Mill Farm, Stone © John Gallagher

2nd June At Roche Abbey this morning, near Laughton Pond, were a pair of Spotted Flycatcher. In the area were c9 Buzzard (Mick Clay, Andy Hirst, John Gallagher, Andy Murray etal).

27th May A Red Kite >N after circling Harry Crofts (Andy Murray & Mick Clay). At NAPT were 12 Lapwing and 14 juv's plus 4 Reed Warbler (Mick Clay).

26th May Near Roche Abbey at Mill Farm today were 2 Spotted Flycatcher and Little Owl. Carlton Lake held 2m Gadwall, 2 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Bunting and 6 Greylag Geese (John Gallagher & Andy Murray).

25th May Near Roche Abbey by Abbey Mill Farm today were Song Thrush, Mistle Thrush (ad and 4 juv's), Grey Wagtail (2ad and 2juv's) and a Spotted Flycatcher (John Gallagher).

20th May Corn Bunting still present at Axle Lane (Mick Clay).

18th May This afternoon at Axle Lane produced Hobby hunting before >S and m & f Whinchat (Mick Clay). Plus 7 Yellow Wagtail, f Wheatear and Corn Bunting (Geoff Facer, Brian Chambers). At Hodsock today were Ringed Plover and 2 pairs of Gadwall. At Carlton Lake were 2 Sedge Warbler and a pair of Gadwall (John Gallagher). During the Big Sit at the hide at NAPT, a total of 46 species were recorded-the highlight an Osprey >N at 07:45. Other birds included c12 Lapwing with c15 juv's (Andy Hirst).

17th May At Axle Lane today, a pair of Whinchat in rape, 10 Reed Bunting (some carrying nesting material in rape), 6 Yellow Wagtail and Corn Bunting (John Gallagher & Mick Clay).

16th May A Common Sandpiper at Langold Lake (top lake) and at Hodsock a pair of Gadwall, 4 Yellow Wagtail and Wheatear (John Gallagher).

15th May 2 Lesser Whitethroat at Lindrick Golf Course (Brian Chambers). Early morning at Langold Lake produced singing Sedge Warbler on north east side, 40 Swallows, 2 pairs of Great Crested Grebe with 3 juvs, 4 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap and 6 Greylag Geese (Mick Clay).

14th May At Axle Lane today were Corn Bunting, Whitethroat, 3 Yellow Wagtail & 2 Greylag Goose. At NAPT were Lesser Whitethroat, 12 ad Lapwing with 4 young & 2 Whitethroat. Thurcroft Marsh held 4 Willow Warbler, 4 Whitethroat & Lesser Whitethroat (Brian Chambers). Grey Wagtail feeding young and Kingfisher at Cinderhill. 20 Lapwing and numerous juv's at Brancliffe Grange (John Gallagher & Andy Murray). A pair of Mandarin at Kings Wood Close, Firbeck this morning (Dave Wright).

Whinchat @ Harry Crofts Quarry © John Gallagher6th May 4 Jay over Smarson's Hill Wood, plus Lesser Whitethroat at Common Road, Dinnington & Turnerwood (John Gallagher).

Whinchat @ Harry Crofts Quarry © John Gallagher

5th May At Thurcroft Marsh today were 2 Garden Warbler (John Gallagher & Andy Murray). Kings Wood Corner produced Hobby and 2 Swift (John Gallagher, Andy Murray & John O'Malley).

4th May Short-eared Owl still at Kiveton Pit Top this morning (Alan Bateman). At NAPT today were Grasshopper Warbler (overflow field), 3 Reed Warbler, 2 pairs of Bullfinch, Yellow Wagtail & Wheatear (John Gallagher & Andy Murray).

30th April At Harrycroft Quarry today were 3 Wheatear, 2m Whinchat, 2 Little Owl and Whimbrel >NW (John Gallagher). Lesser Redpoll regularly visiting a garden on Lakeland Drive, N. Anston (Chris Lilley).

Willow Tit @ Dinnington Marsh © John Gallagher29th April A Pair of Swift over Lakeland Drive, Anston (Chris Lilley).

Willow Tit @ Dinnington Marsh © John Gallagher

28th April Along the Mineral Line towards Thurcroft were 2 Song Thrush and Lesser Whitethroat. At Thurcroft Marsh were 2 Green Woodpecker and Lesser Whitethroat. Thurcroft Pit Top revealed 5 Wheatear (John Gallagher & Andy Murray).

27th April Swift >N over North Anston (Andy Murray). At Hodsock today were 70 Linnet, 4 Yellow Wagtail and 7 Wheatear. Grange Farm at South Anston produced 15 Meadow Pipit, 2 Kestrel, 8 Pied Wagtail, 20 Yellowhammer, 21 Skylark and 20 Wheatear in same field (John Gallagher).

Treecreeper @ Firbeck © John Gallagher26th April 2m Wheatear at Axle Lane today (Mick Clay).

25th April 2 Short-eared Owl at Dinnington Marsh this evening (Mick Clay).

Treecreeper @ Firbeck © John Gallagher

24th April 2 Curlew >W over Langold Lake (Mick Clay).

23rd April At Axle Lane today 2 Wheatear and a further Tree Pipit >N. At NAPT a single Short-eared Owl still and Reed Warbler (Mick Clay).

22nd April At Axle Lane today were 2 pairs of Wheatear ,5 Yellow Wagtail and Tree Pipit >N (Mick Clay).

21st April At Axle Lane today were 3m & 2f Wheatear,4 Golden Plover and a Yellow Wagtail. At Thurcroft Pit Top were 2m Wheatear, 5 Bullfinch, 5 Willow Warbler, Yellow Wagtail, 14 Reed Bunting, 2 Buzzard, 4 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk and 2 Little Ringed Plover. Nearby Thurcroft Marsh produced 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, Whitethroat, Willow Tit and Little Grebe. At Kiveton Pit Top were 6 Willow Warbler, 4m Yellow Wagtails, c12 Yellowhammer, 8 Reed Bunting and a pair of Kestrel (Mick Clay etal). Kingfisher at NAPT (Andy Murray).

Garden Warbler @ Thurcroft Marsh © John Gallagher 19th April At NAPT today were 2 Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, Jay, Short-eared Owl and Black-tailed Godwit >NW. Langold Lake produced 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Blackcap, Green Woodpecker, 15 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Swallow, 6 House Martin & 4 Sand Martin. Nearby Hodsock held 14 Yellow Wagtail (John Gallagher).

Garden Warbler @ Thurcroft Marsh © John Gallagher

17th April At NAPT this morning were 3 Willow Warbler, Whitethroat, Redshank, 12 Lapwing, 7 Swallow, 6 Mallard & Snipe (Andy Hirst & Mick Clay). Axle Lane produced 2 Wheatear. At Langold Lake Blackcap, 9 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, Grey Wagtail, 7 House Martin and 4 Swallow (Mick Clay). At nearby Hodsock were 15 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Lapwing, c100 Linnet, c20 Swallow, 3 Sand Martin, Willow Warbler and Chiffchaff. Brown Baileys held 25 Tufted Duck, Mute Swan, 35-40 Sand Martin, 2 Great Crested Grebe and m Blackcap (Andy Hirst).

16th April At NAPT this morning were Redshank, 16 Lapwing, Water Rail, Mute Swan, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 9 Swallow, 2 Sand Martin,Willow Warbler and Willow Tit (Mick Clay).

15th April At Brown Bailey's pond today were were 2 Great Crested Grebe, 31 Tufted Duck and 20 Sand Martin. At Carlton Lake, a single Great Crested Grebe and 4 Gadwall. Langold Lake produced 10 Great Crested Grebe (3 nests), Heron, 3 Gadwall, Common Sandpiper, 5 Sand Martin, 8 Chiffchaff and 4 Willow Warbler. At nearby Hodsock were 2 Buzzard, Lapwing, Swallow, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 20 Fieldfare, Chiffchaff, Blackcap and 80 Linnet (Geoff & Lyn Facer et al). Grasshopper Warbler at Kiveton Pit Top this afternoon (Alan Bateman). 2 Swallow & House Martin over Woodsetts today (Gareth Picton). At NAPT this morning were Redshank, 7 Lapwing nests, Water Rail, Short-eared Owl, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Sand Martin, 2 Swallow, 2 Redwing >N and Willow Tit. At Dinnington Marsh were 2 Willow Tit, 5 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 6 Bullfinch and 5 Lesser Redpoll >N (Mick Clay). 3 Wheatear reported from Axle Lane (per Mick Clay).

14th April Small parties of thrushes >E at dusk over Woodsetts- 80 Redwing & 30 Fieldfare >E (Gareth Picton). At NAPT were Redshank, 18 Lesser Redpoll >N & 4 Swallow (Mick Clay).

13th April At NAPT today were 12 Lapwing, Wheatear. Swallow & Sand Martin >N. At Kiveton Pit Top were 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Redwing & Swallow >N (Mick Clay & John Gallagher).

12th April At NAPT today were 2 Swallow >N, a pair of Bullfinch, Little Ringed Plover and 2 Short-eared Owl hunting at Midday. Hodsock held Little Ringed Plover, 7 Snipe, 160 Fieldfare and 25+ Brambling. At Brown Baileys were 7 Sand Martin (John Gallagher).

11th April At NAPT today were 2 Short-eared Owl, 10 Lapwing, 18 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Chiffchaff and 3 Reed Bunting (Mick Clay).

10th April 7 Chiffchaff at Lindrick Golf Course today (Brian Chambers). At Langold Lake today were 7 Chiffchaff, 3 Nuthatch, 3 Coal Tit, 4 Goldcrest, 3 Song Thrush, 10 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Teal and 3 Gadwall (Mick Clay). 23 Waxwings in the grounds of Hillcrest school, South Anston (Andy Murray).

Short-eared Owl @ NAPT © Andy Hirst. (click & press space bar to play again)

Black Redstart @ Harry Crofts Quarry  © John Gallagher8th April At Thurcroft Pit Top today on the much reduced wet area were Little Ringed Plover, 20 Mallard & 5 Coot (Brian Chambers).

Black Redstart @ Harry Crofts Quarry © John Gallagher

7th April Black Redstart f at the entrance to Harry Crofts Quarry (Andy Hirst), also Ring Ouzel >N & 2 Little Ringed Plover (Mick Clay, Andy Hirst & John Gallagher). c20 Waxwing feeding on berries in a garden on Warwick Way, North Anston today (Sarah Kavanagh). At NAPT this morning were 2 Short-eared Owl & 4 Lesser Redpoll. At Kings Wood were 2 Hawfinch, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Nuthatch, Treecreeper and Tawny Owl. At Carr were 2 Little Owl (Andy Murray, John Gallagher & Mick Clay). >N over South Anston this afternoon were Redshank, 6 Buzzard high >S and 4 Buzzard >SE towards Anston Stones Wood (Mick Clay). 5 Buzzard from Kings Wood Corner plus Chiffchaff, a pair of Great Crested Grebe, Mute Swan & 12 Tufted Duck at Brown Bailey's (Andy Hirst & John Gallagher).

Black Redstart @ Harry Crofts Quarry © Brian Chambers 6th April Little Ringed Plover >W over Kiveton Pit Top. Also 4 Willow Tit and Kingfisher. At NAPT Water Rail, Woodcock and 10 Lesser Redpoll. Little Ringed Plover at Harry Crofts Quarry (Mick Clay & John Gallagher). A party of 17 Waxwing in a small tree on the corner of Ennerdale Close, Anston. Present most of the day (Tony Hancock). Water Rail, Chiffchaff, 2 Buzzard, 12 Great Crested Grebe, c200 Black-headed Gull and 10 Common Gull at Langold Lake this morning (Andy Hirst & Michelle Dawes).

Black Redstart @ Harry Crofts Quarry © Brian Chambers

5th April At NAPT today were 22 Lapwing & 11 Mallard. Langold Lake held 250 Black-headed Gull, 7 Common Gull, 2 Herring Gull, 14 Tufted Duck, 21 Mallard, 14 Coot, 14 Great Crested Grebe & 2 Buzzard. At Hodsock were 2 Buzzard, 3 Lapwing, 3 Brambling, c150 Chaffinch, 25 Linnet, 15 Goldfinch, 11 Lesser Redpoll & 2 Teal (Brian Chambers). This afternoon at Dinnington Marsh today were Tawny Owl, Long-eared Owl, 5 Lapwing, 2 Woodcock, 2 Jay, Cormorant, a pair of Kestrel, 4 Buzzard, 25 Goldfinch and Willow Tit (John Gallagher). Single Short-eared Owl showing well at NAPT this evening (Andy Hirst & Michelle Dawes).

4th April Still at least 1 Short-eared Owl at NAPT early morning (Mick Clay). 2 Short-eared Owl showing well at NAPT this evening plus 9 Lapwing and 3 Snipe (Andy Hirst).

3rd April At Langold Lake early morning were 3 Shoveler (2 m, 1f), 12 Great Crested Grebe & 2m Green Woodpecker. At Buckwood farm was a Barn Owl (Mick Clay). At NAPT this evening were 2 Short-eared Owl and a Barn Owl (John Gallagher & Andy Murray). Later in the day, still 2m, 1f Shoveler at Langold Lake, plus 2f Goosander. At Hodsock were 4 Lapwing, 13 Magpie, 2 Teal, 24 Stock Dove, c75 Chaffinch, c100 Linnet, 6 Mallard, 2 Brambling and 2 Buzzard (Andy Hirst).

2nd April Early evening at Kiveton Pit Top produced 4 Robin, 8 Bullfinch, 12 Chaffinch, 6 Great Tit, 14 Blue Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, Goldcrest, 2 Mistle Thrush, 2 Heron, 2 Moorhen, 4 Mallard, Water Rail, 3 Reed Bunting & 2 Stock Dove (Darren Carnall).

Yellowhammer @ Todwick  © Ray Sykes1st April At Thurcroft Pit Top today were Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Woodcock, 60 Meadow Pipit & 20 Reed Bunting (John Gallagher). At Brown Bailey's were 26 Tufted Duck and a Chiffchaff. At Langold Lake were 16 Great Crested Grebe, 48 Canada Geese, 19 Tufted Duck, f Goosander, 5 Song Thrush, 5 Goldcrest, 3 Nuthatch and a Marsh Tit. At Hodsock were 3 Lapwing, 8 Fieldfare, c50 Linnet and a Lesser Redpoll (Geoff & Lyn Facer). c100 Waxwing opposite B&Q on Babbage Way, Worksop this afternoon (14:17) (per BirdGuides).

Yellowhammer @ Todwick © Ray Sykes

Mid-day in Harry Crofts Quarry were 2 Raven >E & 2 Buzzard (Mick Clay & Andy Murray). At Kiveton Pit Top this morning were 6 Tree Sparrow, 5 Linnet, 2 Kestrel, Heron over, 2 Buzzard displaying, 2 Coal Tit, 12+ Great Tit, 18 Blue Tit, 10 Reed Bunting, 2 Mallard, 2 Moorhen, a pair of Kingfisher together, 3 Skylark, 19 Goldfinch & 2 Siskin (Darren Carnall). 3 Sparrowhawk displaying over Hawks Wood (Andy Hirst & Michelle Dawes).

Mistle Thrush @ Todwick © Ray Sykes31st March 13 Waxwing by the school in Woodsetts (Per BirdGuides). Hodsock Flash held 35 Stock Dove and 4 Lapwing displaying. Langold Lake produced 2 Chiffchaff & f Goosander and 2 Raven >W over South Anston (John Gallagher). Early morning on NAPT produced Water Rail and Shelduck (Mick Clay).

Mistle Thrush @ Todwick © Ray Sykes

30th March Shelduck on flood water by the A57 near the Todwick crossroads (Gareth Picton). 3 Curlew >N over NAPT today (Mick Clay). Shelduck at dusk by the flash in near the Red Lion by the A57 (JohnGallagher).

29th March At Thurcroft Pit Top this evening were 11 Teal, Green Sandpiper, Short-eared Owl and 2 Jack Snipe (John Gallagher). By Thurcroft Marsh were 3 Woodcock roding (John Gallagher & John O'Malley).

26th March At Tommy Flockton's Marsh today were 3 Snipe and 10 Teal. NAPT produced 16 Pied Wagtail, Sparrowhawk, 2 Kestrel, Water Rail (by Cramfit entrance) and Barn Owl (showing well before dusk) (John Gallagher & Andy Murray).

24th March A f Merlin over Lingodell today plus a pair of Goosander at Carlton Lake (John Gallagher).

23rd March At Axle Lane today were 183 Skylark, 8 Golden Plover, Lapwing, 5 Reed Bunting and 6 Meadow Pipit. Along the Chesterfield Canal from Tommy Flockton's Marsh to Shireoaks were 235 Redwing >N, 3 Song Thrush, m Sparrowhawk, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Treecreeper,Willow Tit and Chiffchaff (Mick Clay). In a Langold Garden today were were Great Spotted Woodpecker, 15 Chaffinch, 4 Blackbird, 4 Siskin, 32 Goldfinch, 4 Greenfinch, 2 Magpie, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Woodpigeon, 30 Starling, 2 Great Tit, Coal Tit, Wren, 2 Long-tailed Tit, Carrion Crow, Song Thrush, Robin, 4 House Sparrow, Blue Tit, 2 Dunnock & 2 Buzzard over (Pauline & Alan Bradford). 70+ Waxwing along Babbage Way, Worksop (near B&Q) at 15:30 (per BirdGuides). 30 Waxwing >S over a South Anston garden (Mick Clay).

20th March 15 Waxwing on Scholey Avenue, Woodsetts by the school this afternoon (Gareth Picton).

Reed Bunting @ Todwick © Ray Sykes 17th March At NAPT today were 3 Willow Tit, 2 Bullfinch and 6 displaying Lapwing. At Harry Croft's Quarry were Green Woodpecker, Buzzard and 32 Jackdaw. Over Woodsetts 6 Buzzard and over Hawks Wood 5 Buzzard (Mick Clay). At Brown Bailey's today were 2 Great Crested Grebe and 31 Tufted Duck. Carlton Lake held Chiffchaff and 30 Redwing. Langold Lake produced a very high count of 12 Great Crested Grebe and 2f +1m Goosander. Thurcroft Pit Top produced 3 Short-eared Owl and a Long-eared Owl at Thurcroft Marsh plus Tawny Owl and 2 Woodcock (John Gallagher).

Reed Bunting @ Todwick © Ray Sykes

16th March At Langold Lake today were 10 Great Crested Grebe. Hodsock held 200 Fieldfare, 50 Redwing, 120 Starling & 30 Teal. At a rainy Thurcroft Marsh were 3 Woodcock (John Gallagher).

12th March c40 Waxwing flew over the Tesco car park on Gateford Road at Worksop at 14:30 (Per BirdGuides). 17:40 at NAPT both Long-eared Owl and Barn Owl hunting. Also report of 2 Barn Owl and possibly Short-eared Owl at Gildingwells (Mick Clay).

Robin @ Langold Lake © G & L Facer 11th March High counts from Langold Lake today included: 20 Robin, 3 Great Tit, 44 Canada Geese, 29 Mallard, 8 Blackbird, 5 Song Thrush, 5 Goldfinch, Lesser Redpoll, 80 Black-headed Gull, 14 Tufted Duck, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 17 Coot, 5 Mute Swan, 3juv, 2 ad, a pair of Gadwall, Pied Wagtail, Grey Wagtail , 9 Moorhen, 3 Buzzard, 3 Nuthatch, 2 Chaffinch, Heron & 3 Long-tailed Tit. (Alan & Pauline Bradford, Geoff & Lyn Facer & Andy Hirst). At Kings Wood Corner this morning were 2 Jay, 3 Nuthatch, and a single Hawfinch. From Thornbury Hill were 10 Common Gull, 6 Buzzard, 4 Herring Gull and 2 Kestrel (Andy Hirst).

Robin @ Langold Lake © G & L Facer

10th March 2 Barn Owl and a Tawny Owl at Penny Piece this evening. Also 5 Golden Plover >N over Axle Lane (Mick Clay). In a Langold garden today were a pair of Great Spotted Woodpecker, 11 Goldfinch, 5 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 2 Dunnock, a pair of Siskin, 5 House Sparrow, 2 Carrion Crow, Magpie, Wren, 3 Blackbird, 8 Starling, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Coal Tit, 2 Collared Dove, 3 Woodpigeon & a Mistle Thrush (Alan & Pauline Bradford).

7th March In a Langold garden today were 11 Starling, 2 Woodpigeon, 3 Collared Dove, 2 Robin, 3 Blackbird, 2 Great Tit, Blue Tit, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 House Sparrow, Coal Tit, 3 Chaffinch, 2 Dunnock, 3 Greenfinch, 2 Carrion Crow, 2 Magpie, 17 Goldfinch and a Waxwing (Alan & Pauline Bradford). A Red Kite drifted over Tommy Flockton's Marsh this afternoon (Alan Bateman).

Short-eared Owl @ NAPT © Janet Allsop28th February c150 Pink-footed Geese over S. Anston this morning (Andy Murray).

27th February 2 Little Grebe along the Chesterfield Canal by Dale House (Alan Bateman).

Short-eared Owl @ NAPT © Janet Allsop

26th February Short-eared Owl still around NAPT (Mick Clay).

23rd February Short-eared Owl hunting Thurcroft Pit Top this evening, viewed from Steadfolds Lane (Andy Hirst).

22nd February At Kiveton Pit Top today were Water Rail & c20 Redwing (Brian Chambers).Short-eared Owl @ NAPT © Janet Allsop

21st February At Thurcroft Pit Top today were Jack Snipe, 6 Snipe, 3 Tufted Duck, 4 Coot, c60 Black-headed Gull, Common Gull & 2 Grey Partridge (Brian Chambers).

19th February From Common Road at the rear of the house near the dump-it site, a Short-eared Owl hunting and Little Owl in the tree by nest box. At Thurcroft Pit Top another Short-eared Owl, Tawny Owl, Buzzard and at least 8 Woodcock (Mick Clay & Brian Chambers).

Short-eared Owl @ NAPT © Janet Allsop

17th February Early evening at Thurcroft Pit Top produced a Short-eared Owl, Long-eared Owl at dusk by the marsh, 2 Woodcock, 8 Grey Partridge, Song Thrush,Willow Tit, a pair of Kestrel, Buzzard and a pair of Tawny Owl calling on Steadfolds Lane (Mick Clay).

14th February At Thurcroft Pit Top today, a Short-eared Owl and 20 Grey Partridge (John Gallagher).

11th February At Langold Lake this morning were 44 Little Grebe @ Chesterfield Canal © Alan BatemanMallard, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 5 Mute Swan, 6 Gadwall, a pair of Pochard, 18 Tufted Duck, 2 pairs of Goosander, 5 Coot, Common Gull, Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, Goldcrest, 4 Nuthatch and a single Siskin (Geoff & Lyn Facer, Alan & Pauline Bradford). In a Langold garden today were Buzzard over, Robin, 2 Collared Dove, 2 Magpie, Dunnock, 6 House Sparrow, 4 Greenfinch, 6 Goldfinch, Blue Tit, Coal Tit, 2 Great Tit, 3 Blackbird, 2 Starling, 2 Chaffinch & Great Spotted Woodpecker (Alan & Pauline Bradford).

Little Grebe @ Chesterfield Canal © Alan Bateman

10th February Hawfinch at Kings Wood this morning (Mick Clay).

Sparrowhawk @ Todwick © Brian Chambers7th February Little Egret still present in Amphitheatre area of Kiveton Pit Top (Alan Bateman).

6th February Little Egret still present at Kiveton Pit Top (Alan Bateman).

Sparrowhawk @ Todwick © Brian Chambers

5th February 2 pairs of Goosander at Langold Lake today (David Wright).

3rd February Langold Lake held 3m and 2f Goosander. Yew Tree Farm Pond produced 45 Greylag Geese and a Little Grebe. Thurcroft Pit Top revealed a Jack Snipe (John Gallagher).

2nd February The Little Egret still present at Kiveton Pit Top, plus Water Rail (Alan Bateman). A flock of Waxwing also here (John Gallagher).

Waxwing @ Kiveton © John Gallagher1st February A Kingfisher at Tommy Flockton's Marshtoday. In gardens between Redhill and Osborne Road at Kiveton were 28 Waxwing. Langold Lake was very sparse, except for a single Greylag Goose, ad and juv Great Crested Grebe, 22 Tufted Duck, a pair of Pochard and a pair of Goosander. Hodsock Flash held 9 Brambling (John Gallagher & David Wright). What is no doubt the same flock- 28 Waxwing feeding on Pyracantha berries behind bungalows on Saxon Road, close to Kiveton Cross Roads (Brian Chambers).

Waxwing @ Kiveton © John Gallagher

31st January At Roche Abbey today were 18 Mallard & 4 Teal (Brian Chambers). The Little Egret still present at Kiveton Pit Top (Alan Bateman & Brian Chambers).

Little Egret @ Kiveton © Brian Chambers29th January At Hodsock today were 8 Brambling, c20 Goldfinch, c70 Linnet, c25 Chaffinch, Grey Wagtail, 21 Meadow Pipit & 3 Bullfinch. Langold Lake held 31 Mallard, 20 Tufted Duck, 13 Moorhen & 3 Great Crested Grebe (Brian Chambers). The Little Egret again present at Kiveton Pit Top plus 5 Wigeon at Tommy Flockton's Marsh (Mick Clay).

Little Egret @ Kiveton © Brian Chambers

28th January 2 pairs of Goosander at Langold Lake, plus a pair of Gadwall (David Wright).

27th January A Little Egret at Kiveton Pit Top at 08:50 today (Alan Bateman).

25th January At NAPT today were 2 Grey Wagtail, 4 Snipe and a Woodcock (John Gallagher).

Sparrowhawk @ Todwick © Ray Sykes21st January At least 12 Waxwings near the Cramfit end of NAPT today (Per Mick Clay).

20th January 229 Skylark still at Axle Lane (Mick Clay). Plus 35 Grey Partridge (John Gallagher).

Sparrowhawk @ Todwick © Ray Sykes

19th January 229 Skylark feeding on Rape leaves at Axle Lane (Mick Clay). Also a Kingfisher at Kingswood Close, Firbeck (David Wright).

16th January At a frozen & foggy Langold Lake were 2ad & 3imm Mute Swan, 29 Mallard, 7 Moorhen, 5 Gadwall, 20 Coot, 7 Tufted Duck, 3 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Common Gull, 37 Black-headed Gull, 15 Siskin & Tawny Owl calling mid-morning. Nearby Hodsock was alive with birds; 88 Brambling the highlight, being more than double the highest previous count in 1997. Plus 50 Chaffinch, 120 Goldfinch, c20 Reed Bunting, 2 Buzzard, 28 Lapwing, 31 Skylark, 6 Yellowhammer, c100 Linnet, 10 Pied Wagtail, 2 Lesser Redpoll, Jack Snipe & 5 Snipe. Brown Bailey's was again almost frozen solid, although there were 14 Coot, Mute Swan & 9 Tufted Duck. At NAPT were 24 Lesser Redpoll plus 3 pairs of Mallard, although the highlight was a single Woodcock (Andy Hirst). Also here mid afternoon was a Barn Owl, mobbed by Magpies (Tony Hancock).

Grey Partridge @ Todwick © Ray Sykes15th January 2m Goosander at Langold Lake today (David Wright).

Grey Partridge @ Todwick © Ray Sykes

14th January At Langold Lake today were were 3 Great Crested Grebe, Heron, 5 Mute Swan, m Shoveler, 1f Pochard, 12 Tufted Duck, 2m & f Goosander, Buzzard, 30 Fieldfare, 5 Redwing and 30 Goldfinch (Geoff & Lyn Facer). Also seen here, with some overlap; a pair of Goosander and m Shovelor (David Wright).

13th January Along Brands Lane today were 70 Yellowhammer, 12 Goldfinch, 3 Mistle Thrush, Reed Bunting, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 35 Skylark & 30 Chaffinch. A Brambling. SW> over Lingodell and 2 Raven over South Anston. Langold Lake held 3 pairs of Goosander plus 2 Tawny Owl calling (John Gallagher). In addition, at Langold Lake were m Gadwall, 23 Coot, 6 Tufted Duck & 14 Mallard. At Brown Bailey's were 31 Tufted Duck, and a Mute Swan with a further Mute Swan at NAPT (Brian Chambers).

Sparrowhawk @ Todwick © Ray Sykes12th January At NAPT today were Little Owl, 2 Willow Tit, Lesser Redpoll, Stonechat, Water Rail & 7 Cormorant >N (John Gallagher). In addition were 4 Mute Swans >N, Greylag Goose >S, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Song Thrush, 4 Lesser Redpoll, 14 Blackbird, Willow Tit, 2 Kestrel and 25 Magpie (Mick Clay).

Sparrowhawk @ Todwick © Ray Sykes

11th January Brambling with Chaffinch flock at the corner of Kings Wood Lane & Eastfield Lane (David Wright).

9th January A pair of Goosander at Langold Lake today (David Wright). A m Stonechat by the tarmac road behind the Bluebell Hospice (access opposite S Yorks caravans) (Geoff Facer).

6th January 75 Pink-footed Geese >W over Axle Lane and over Dinnington were 300 Pink-footed Geese >W (Mick Clay). At NAPT a female/imm Merlin >NE and 5 Waxwing >E (Andy Hirst, Mick Clay & Michelle Dawes). Dinnington Marsh produced 2 Woodcock with 3 more at Kiveton Pit Top (Mick Clay). c400 Pink-footed Geese >NW over Throapham this morning (Andy Hirst & Michelle Dawes).

Stonechat @ NAPT © John Gallagher5th January Along the Chesterfield Canal today were 6 Marsh Tit, 16 Blue Tit, 5 Coal Tit ,11 Long-tailed Tit and 13 Great Tit, 16 Robin, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Blackbird, Grey Wagtail, Treecreeper, Nuthatch, 9 Moorhen and 23 Mallard (Mick Clay).

Stonechat @ NAPT © John Gallagher

In the woods around Firbeck Hall today and yesterday were 3 Marsh Tit, also here were 8 Great Tit, 8 Blue Tit, 4 Coal Tit, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Goldcrest, 3 singing Robins, Wren, 5 Blackbird, 8 Woodpigeon, 3 Pheasant, 50 Jackdaw, 4 Stock Dove, 10 Linnet. c150 Chaffinch, 8 Redwing & 5 Mistle Thrush. Single Moorhen by the mill stream down the hill, 50+ Canada Geese, 3 Greylag Geese, 4 Crow. Single Buzzard, a pair of Kestrel & 9 Red-legged Partridge (Graham Phillips).

3rd January c350 Pink-footed Geese >W in 3 skeins over Lindrick Golf Course c10:30 (Brian Chambers).

2nd January Woodcock flew >S from Stubbin Wood, Firbeck. Apparently disturbed by beaters (David Wright).

Lesser Redpoll @ NAPT © John Gallagher

1st January At NAPT today were 50 Pink-footed Geese >S. The wader scrape is at near full capacity but Here were 2 Jack Snipe and 10 Snipe in one small area. At Carlton Lake were 3m Goosander. Kings Wood produced 4 Buzzard and 7 Marsh Tit. At Roche Abbey were 2 Kestrel, 3 Bullfinch and 50 Siskin and 12 Tree Sparrow at Lingodell (Mick Clay).

30th December At Thurcroft Pit Top, 3 Cormorant dropped in plus Snipe, Jack Snipe and 3 Buzzard (John Gallagher, Andy Murray & Mick Clay).

29th December 6 Tree Sparrow on Kings Wood Lane at the junction of Eastfield Lane. 3 Marsh Tit at Roche Abbey (Andy Hirst & Michelle Dawes).

Waxwing @ Woodsetts © Gareth Picton16th December Short-eared Owl at Kiveton Pit Top (2 reported over the last 3 weeks) (Andy Murray & Mick Clay). Brambling at Stubbing Wood and at Langold Lake. By Gildingwells Road, Woodsetts were 60 Waxwing (John Gallagher & Andy Murray).

14th December 30 Waxwing by Worksop Road in Woodsetts (John Gallagher).

Waxwing @ Woodsetts © Gareth Picton

12th December At Kiveton Pit Top today were 20 Yellowhammer, 9 Reed Bunting, a flock of finches feeding on Alders. Including c100 Goldfinch, 10 Lesser Redpoll and 4 Siskin plus c150 Fieldfare, c10 Redwing & 11 Blackbird (Brian Chambers).

11th December 25 Pink-footed Geese >W over Axle Lane (Brian Chambers).

10th December Barn Owl again early morning by main road to Oldcotes by Long Thwaite Wood (Tony Hancock).

Waxwing @ Woodsetts © John Gallagher8th December Dawn at Dinnington Marsh produced Waxwing, 10 Cormorant >S, 4 Siskin, 7 Robin, 21 Blackbird, 5 Willow Tit, 6 Bullfinch, 3 Coot, 22 Mallard, 3 Lesser Redpoll, f Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Buzzard, and 2 Tree Sparrow. Just 2 Snipe at NAPT, which was frozen (Andy Hirst). Over Axle Lane today were 18 Cormorant >S (Mick Clay).

Waxwing @ Woodsetts © John Gallagher

7th December Barn Owl over Oldcotes road, near Long Thwaite Wood (Tony Hancock). Near Swinston Hill Wood today were 200 Black-headed Gull, 20 Common Gull and a Buzzard (Mick Clay).

2nd December 5 Waxwings at Gildingwells Road, Woodsetts (Mick Clay).

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