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5th January At Tommy Flockton's Marsh were 10 Moorhen, 19 Mallard, 5 Teal, 2 m & 3 f Wigeon, Song Thrush and 3 Redwing. At the Chesterfield Canal between the Norwood Tunnel & Kiveton were 4 m & 2 f Bullfinch, Marsh Tit, Willow Tit, 2 Coal Tit, Grey Wagtail and a Great Spotted Woodpecker (Brian Chambers).

Kingfisher @ Harry Croft's Pond © John Gallagher4th January At the Chesterfield Canal from South Anston to Turnerwood were 2 Buzzard, Kestrel, 27 Blue Tit, 21 Great Tit, 2 Marsh Tit, 31 Long-tailed Tit, 22 Blackbird, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Nuthatch, 3 Tree Sparrow, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker and 11 Robin.

Kingfisher @ Harry Croft's Pond © John Gallagher

At NAPT were 2 Barn Owl, Woodcock and a Water Rail calling (Mick Clay). At Smarson Hills Wood were 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker (both drumming) and 2 Marsh Tit. At Harry Croft's Pond were Raven, Grey Wagtail, Kestrel, 4 Teal, 12 Mallard and a Kingfisher (John Gallagher).

29th December At Langold Lake were 10 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Heron, 6 Mute Swan, 1 m Gadwall, 14 Tufted Duck, 6m and 4f Goosander, 5 Common Gull, 3 Fieldfare, 2 Song Thrush and a Redwing (Lyn & Geoff Facer).

28th December The highlights from the SK58 post Christmas walk around Firbeck & Kings Wood included skeins of c50 & c80 Pink-footed Geese >NW over Kings Wood plus Peregrine and 2 Buzzard, 20 Chaffinch, 20 Yellowhammer and 10 Greenfinch.

Following a hearty carvery at the Black Lion in Firbeck we visited Langold Lake where 35 Mallard, 17 Coot, 11 Great Crested Grebe, 13 Tufted Duck, 5m + 4f Goosander, m & 2f Gadwall and 7 Moorhen and a calling Water Rail were present (Andy Hirst, Mick Clay & John Gallagher). Roe Deer @ Hodsock© John GallagherA Jack Snipe on the road between Dinnington and Letwell and a Buzzard on a post at Letwell. (Mick Clay & John Gallagher).

Roe Deer @ Hodsock © John Gallagher

28th December The highlights from the SK58 post Christmas walk around Firbeck & Kings Wood included skeins of c50 & c80 Pink-footed Geese >NW over Kings Wood plus Peregrine and 2 Buzzard, 20 Chaffinch, 20 Yellowhammer and 10 Greenfinch. Following a hearty carvery at the Black Lion in Firbeck we visited Langold Lake where 35 Mallard, 17 Coot, 11 Great Crested Grebe, 13 Tufted Duck, 5m + 4f Goosander, m & 2f Gadwall and 7 Moorhen and a calling Water Rail were present (Andy Hirst, Mick Clay & John Gallagher). A Jack Snipe on the road between Dinnington and Letwell and a Buzzard on a post at Letwell. (Mick Clay & John Gallagher).

Fieldfare @ Firbeck Church © John Gallagher24th December At Langold Lake were 2 Nuthatch, 11 Bullfinch, 11 Robin, 26 Blackbird, Green Woodpecker, 3 Pochard, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 17 Tufted Duck, 2 Goosander and 200 Black-headed Gull (Mick Clay).

Fieldfare @ Firbeck Church © John Gallagher

21st December At Anston Stones Wood were 2 Buzzard one with jesses, 2 Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, 17 Magpie, 5 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch, Jay, 11 Robin, 9 Blackbird and in two tit flocks 3 Marsh Tit, 5 Goldcrest, 10 Coal Tit, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 31 Blue Tit and 53 Great Tit (Mick Clay).

15th December A Barn Owl hunting the hedgerow Slade Hooton side of Carr Hill at 06:50 (Andy Hirst).

8th December At Hewett Arms were 5 Greylag Goose, 25 Mallard, 2 Grey Heron. Brown Bailey's held 2 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Tufted Duck. At Langold Lake were 31 Coot, 64 Mallard, 8 Tufted Duck, 2 m & 2 f Goosander, 5 Great Crested Grebe. At Roche Abbey were a Kingfisher and 12 Mallard (Brian Chambers). 8 people attended the Monday walk at Langold Lake. Among 33 species recorded were, 7 Great Crested Grebe, 6 Mute Swan, 80 Canada Goose, 6 m Tufted Duck, 2 Buzzard, 85 Black-headed Gull, a Common Gull, 5 Nuthatch, 40 Goldfinch and 3 Goosander >W. A very vocal Mistle Thrush was trying to ward off about 20 Redwing and 5 Fieldfare (Geoff & Lyn Facer). Over South Anston >E were 100 Pink-footed Geese (Mick Clay).

7th December A few hours around Grange Farm produced c300 Starling, c30 Tree Sparrow, 2 Mistle Thrush, 15 Black-headed Gull, 17 Chaffinch, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Stock Dove. The highlight, a f Merlin hunting (Andy Hirst). At Langold Lake, 3f and 1m Goosander. Carlton Lake, Green Woodpecker, 3m and 1f Goosander, Tawny Owl, 2 Water Rail and 1 possibly 2 Barn Owl (John Gallagher).

3rd December At Axle Lane 41 Cormorant flying North (Mick Clay).

2nd December Mid afternoon at Kiveton Pit Top were 4 Bullfinch, 2 Pheasant, 12 Cormorant flying over, 2 Yellowhammer, 6 Reed Bunting, 16 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Robin, 8 Wren, 150+ Starling flock, 20 Fieldfare, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Moorhen, 20 Goldfinch and 6 Mallard (Darren Carnall).

29th November Early morning at Kiveton Pit Top were 6 Bullfinch, 18 Robin, 20+ Reed Bunting, 30 Greenfinch, 5 Yellowhammer, 60+ Goldfinch in roaming flock, 50+ Lapwing flock flying over East Side and Tommy Flockton's Marsh for a good while, 2 Kestrel, 6 Wren, 20 Long-tailed Tit in roaming flock, 8 Cormorant, 5 Moorhen, 3 Mallard and a Jay (Darren Carnall).

23rd November At Hodsock was a m Mandarin Duck. At NAPTwas a Barn Owl and 2 Woodcock (John Gallagher). Late evening on Kiveton Pit Top Woodcock, Snipe and 50 Pink-footed Geese >E (Mick Clay). Mid morning at Kiveton were 4 Bullfinch, 20+ Reed Bunting, 30+ Goldfinch, 4 Mallard, a Heron, 20+ Redwing, 12 Fieldfare, a Stoat(!), 6 Dunnock, Wren, Jay, 2 Kestrel and 60+ Greenfinch in flock roaming on the West side and Pit Top (Darren Carnall).

22nd November At Kiveton Pit Top a Short-eared Owl alarm calling on the east side of pit top,17 Cormorant >NE, 7 Bullfinch, 60 Redwing,15 Blackbird, 12 Reed Bunting,11 Pied Wagtail, 2 Kestrel and late evening Buzzard, 60 Goldfinch and 16 Widgeon >SW (Mick Clay).

16th November On Smarson Hill were 30 Yellowhammer. On the Chesterfield Canal, just east of Albert's Dock, a very late Swift circled overhead for at least 15 minutes. In the same area flocks of around 30 Lapwing and 20 Fieldfare were seen along with 2 Goldcrest, 2 Coal Tit, 2 Marsh Tit and a Kestrel. At Tommy Flockton's Marsh were 16 Mallard, 3 Wigeon, a Kestrel and 2 Fieldfare (Geoff & Lyn Facer). At Kiveton Pit Top were Bullfinch, circa 20 Redwing, 16 Fieldfare, 60 Goldfinch, 12 Chaffinch, 16 Reed Bunting, 2 Goldcrest, 20 Long-tailed Tits with 4 late Chiffchaff. 2 Kestrel hunting alongside each other. At 4.10pm a Short-eared Owl flew low over the Pit Top and then down over East Side, landing in field adjacent to Hard Lane, appeared to be feeding (Darren Carnall).

Pheasant @ Todwick © Ray Sykes12th November 7 Wigeon (4m, 3f) at Tommy Flockton's Marsh this morning plus c25 Mallard, 7 Teal and good numbers of Redwing and Fieldfare over. At 10.00am 6 Whooper Swan low >E over Throapham (Andy Hirst).

Pheasant @ Todwick © Ray Sykes

10th November At Brown Bailey's were Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, 4 Mallard, 26 Tufted Duck, Sparrowhawk, 2 Moorhen, 16 Coot and 10 Black-headed Gull. 10 Members were on the Monday walk at Langold Lake where amongst 27 species recorded were 4 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Heron, 1 Greylag Goose, 165 Canada Goose, a f Wigeon, 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Kestrel, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and 4 Lesser Redpoll (Geoff & Lyn Facer).

9th November At Tommy Flockton's Marsh were 8 Wigeon, 1 Teal, 24 Mallard. At Hewett Arms were 35 Mallard, 2 Cormorant circling overhead. At Brown Bailey's were 24 Tufted Duck and a Great Crested Grebe. Carlton Lake held 13 Mallard. At Langold Lake were 35 Mallard, 20 Coot, 88 Canada Goose, 6 Great Crested Grebe whilst at Roche Abbey were 26 Mallard, 4 Teal, 1 m Gadwall, 1 Little Grebe and 2 Kingfisher (Brian Chambers). Langold Lake, Water Rail and Sparrowhawk. At Hodsock were 2 Green Sandpiper, 5 Snipe and 4 Jack Snipe (John Gallagher). At Kiveton Pit Top were 2 Water Rail, Jack Snipe, 300 Fieldfare,100 Redwing and 150 Golden Plover (Mick Clay).

8th November At NAPT, 12 Snipe, Jack Snipe, Woodcock and Tawny Owl (John Gallagher).

6th November At Langold Lake were 41 Mallard, 17 Coot, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 1 f Pochard, 1 m Shovelor. At Hodsock were a flock of circa 40 Linnet and 30 Chaffinch, 3 Teal, 5 Tree Sparrow (Brian Chambers).

5th November At Lindrick Golf Course flying overhead E circa 175 Pink-footed Goose (Brian Chambers).

3rd November On Axle Lane were c60 Lapwing, 13 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Redwing and 4 Yellowhammer (Geoff & Lyn Facer).

2nd November c1000 Pink-footed Geese SE early morning at Hodsock. At least 1 Green Sandpiper still present. Modest movement of Fieldfare and Redwing over Kings Wood, plus 3 Buzzard. Single Pochard and 2 Gadwall, 5 Great Crested Grebe at Langold Lake (Andy Hirst).

1st November On Brampton Common were Lesser Redpoll, 2 Goldcrest, 3 Song Thrush, 172 Fieldfare and 70 Redwing >S, a mixed flock of 16 Yellowhammer, 20 Greenfinch, 10 Chaffinch and 8 Reed Bunting, also 3 Bullfinch, 30 Skylark, 7 Grey Partridge, Jay, 2 Kestrel, Buzzard, Woodcock and 40 Lapwing. At Axle Lane were 200 Fieldfare and 40 Redwing >S. Also 350 Starling >W, 250 Skylark, 30 Meadow Pipit, 3 Yellowhammer, Kestrel and Grey Wagtail >W (Mick Clay).

31st October Over South Anston >S were 25 Fieldfare and 45 Redwing (Mick Clay).

28th October At Langold Lake was a Water Rail showing well and calling, 2 Nuthatch, 3 Buzzard and 150 Pink-footed Geese >E (Mick Clay).

26th October At Langold Lake were Water Rail, 4 Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, Siskin and 4 Great Crested Grebe (Mick Clay).

25th October At NAPT were Water Rail, Brambling, 3 Willow Tit and a Great Spotted Woodpecker (Mick Clay).

22nd October A quick visit to Hodsock before dusk produced single Buzzard, 2 Green Sandpiper, 6 Snipe, 10 Mallard, c25 Pheasant, 11 Tree Sparrow, c45 Linnet, 3 Yellowhammer, 4 Pied Wagtail, single Grey Wagtail, 6 Black-headed Gull, 12 Chaffinch, 9 Goldfinch, 4 Greenfinch, and single Skylark (Andy Hirst).

19th October A Stonechat on the fence posts South West corner of Harry Crofts Quarry (Mick Clay). At Grange Farm, were Little Owl, 2 Jay, Chiffchaff, 8 Grey Partridge and 150 Lesser Black-backed Gull. At Carlton Lake, Kingfisher and 10 Mallard. Hodsock Flash held 7 Snipe, 3 Jack Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper and 10 Tree Sparrow (John Gallagher).

17th October At NAPT were Jack Snipe, 42 Redwing, 7 Song Thrush and 6 Blackbird all >S. 3 Goldcrest, 2 Chiffchaff, Great Spotted Woodpecker and 3 Bullfinch (Mick Clay).

16th October At Langold Lake were 58 Mallard, 17 Coot, 4 Great Crested Grebe, 32 Black-headed Gull and a Common Gull. At Brown Baileys were a Kingfisher, 13 Mallard and 13 Tufted Duck. At the Hewett Arms held 26 Mallard whilst at Lindrick Golf Course were 15 Redwing, 4 Bullfinch and 3 Jay (Brian Chambers).

15th October Early morning on NAPT were 20 Redwing, single Fieldfare, 8 Song Thrush, 20 Blackbird, 5 Bullfinch, Chiffchaff and Jay (Mick Clay).

14th October The first Redwings arrived with 40 flying around South Anston early morning (Mick Clay).

13th October At Axle Lane were 150 Golden Plover, 150 Rook and 300 Skylark (Mick Clay).

12th October At the entrance to Dinnington Marsh in the Hawthorn bushes was a m Stonechat (John Gallagher). At Dinnington Marsh there was a further report of the Stonechat, Willow Tit, 5 Song Thrush, 4 Bullfinch, 8 Robin and m Green Woodpecker. At Axle Lane was a m Wheatear, 200 Starling and 250 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Mick Clay).

11th October At Lingodell Farm were 6 Swallow >S. At Wallingwells were 9 Grey Partridge and 35 Yellowhammer (John Gallagher). Over South Anston >W were two skeins of Pink-footed Geese consisting 50 and 100 birds (Mick Clay).

5th October At Harry Croft's Quarry were 2 Raven and a Buzzard (Mick Clay).

2nd October At Axle lane were 200 Skylark and a Wheatear (Mick Clay).

1st October At Axle Lane were 400 Skylark >S (Mick Clay).

30th September A Barn Owl was hunting on Brampton Common at 10pm (Jill & Helen Clay).

Stonechat @ Nr Harry Croft's Quarry © John Gallagher28th September At the footpath between South Anston Cemetery and Harry Croft's Quarry was one, possibly two Stonechat (John Gallagher).

Stonechat @ Nr Harry Croft's Quarry © John Gallagher

23rd September At the Chesterfield Canal were a Heron, a Kingfisher, 3 Grey Wagtail and 2 Jay. At Brancliffe Grange were 14 Pied Wagtail and from the footpath around Harry Croft's Quarry were a f Stonechat and 50 Linnet (Geoff & Lyn Facer).

21st September At Axle Lane was a Yellow-legged Gull back with 17 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 200 more >S. Also, 200 Skylark, 300 Meadow Pipit with many more >S together with 36 Swallow. 13 Golden Plover, 2 Buzzard and 4 over Dinnington Marsh (Mick Clay).

20th September At Dinnington Marsh were 13 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 19 Robin, 8 Bullfinch and a Willow Tit (Mick Clay).

16th September At Kiveton Hall Farm were House Sparrow, Robin, Dunnock and aprox 100 Starling in the field at the back of the telephone exchange on Kiveton Lane (Paul Rigg).

Juvenile Whinchat @ Kiveton Hall Farm © Paul Rigg15th September At Kiveton Hall Farm were Juv Whinchat, Song Thrush, House Sparrow, Blackbird, Blue Tit and Robin (Paul Rigg).

Juvenile Whinchat @ Kiveton Hall Farm © Paul Rigg

14th September at the Hewett Arms were 22 Mallard, 6 Moorhen, 3 Jay, Little Grebe, 1 Kingfisher and 2 Heron (Brian Chambers). At Kiveton Hall Farm were a Buzzard, Kestrel, Jay, 30 House Sparrow, 10 Blackbird
and Robin (Paul & Heather Rigg).

13th September At Dinnington Marsh were 9 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, Willow Tit, 2 Treecreeper, 5 Goldcrest, 14 Robin,15 Swallow, 3 Bullfinch, Green Woodpecker, 2 Song Thrush, Grey Wagtail, 3 Jay and a Buzzard. At NAPT were 4 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Jay and a Buzzard. At Axle Lane were a skein of Pink-footed Goose >E and a Buzzard. Finally, at Langold Lake were 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Chiffchaff, Kingfisher, 2 Jay and 2 Buzzard (Mick Clay).

12th September At Axle Lane were a juv Hobby, 33 Golden Plover and a Chiffchaff (Mick Clay).

10th September At Axle Lane was a juv Hobby, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, Little Owl, 2 Song Thrush, Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Grey Wagtail >S. (Mick Clay).

9th September At Axle Lane were 16 Golden Plover and 108 Lesser Black-backed Gull, at Harry Croft's Quarry was a Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, 2 Little Owl and Kestrel (Andy Murray & Mick Clay).

7th September At Langold Pit Top and Lake were 15 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 16 Robin, 2 Goldcrest, 3 Nuthatch, 3 Treecreeper, 30 Swallow, Kingfisher, 9 Bullfinch, Green Woodpecker, 19 Magpie, 4 Jay, 3 Carrion Crow, 3 Kestrel, 4 Sparrowhawk, 3 Buzzard, 300 Woodpigeon, 2 Cormorant , 4 Great Crested Grebe and a steady movement of Meadow Pipit >S (Mick Clay).

6th September At Dinnington Marsh were 7 Bullfinch, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Common Whitethroat, 9 Robin, 3 Coal Tit, Willow Tit, 2 Goldcrest, 5 Dunnock and 5 Wren. At Axle Lane were 24 Golden Plover, 41 Black-headed Gull, 21 Lesser Black-backed Gull, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 100 Linnet and 4 Wheatear by the hole in the wall (Mick Clay).

4th September At Axle Lane were 120 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 60 Black-headed Gull and a Herring Gull (Brian Chambers). At Axle Lane early evening were 2 Wheatear and a Yellow Wagtail (Mick Clay).

3rd September At Axle Lane was a single Wheatear, single birds also observed on 1st and 2nd September. 500 Lesser Black-backed Gull and a Yellow-legged Gull in the newly ploughed field (Mick Clay). At Tommy Flockton's Marsh were a Yellow Wagtail, Kingfisher, Chiffchaff, 3 Heron, 6 House Sparrow and 45 Starling. At Kiveton Pit Top were a Blackcap, 3 Whitethroat, 1 Willow Tit and 2 Chiffchaff (Brian Chambers).

30th August At Dinnington Marsh were 11 Bullfinch, 3 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat and Buzzard. At NAPT were 2 Bullfinch, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, Whitethroat, Willow Tit and Spotted Flycatcher (Mick Clay). At Oldcotes was a Red Kite (David Sheperd).

29th August At Axle Lane were 3 Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 200 Linnet, Sparrowhawk and 47 Lesser Black-backed Gull (Mick Clay).

27th August Midday at Langold Lake was a Red Kite circling over Dyscarr Wood (Mick Clay). At Langold Lake low above the trees and fields just north of the lake was a further sighting of a Red Kite between 2.00pm and 4.00pm. The local buzzards buzzed it briefly, but then ignored it (Vic Giles, Lound Bird Club).

23rd August At NAPT were a Spotted Flycatcher, 4 Blackcap, Lesser Whitethroat, 3 Chiffchaff, Willow Warbler and 2 Bullfinch (Brian Chambers & Mick Clay). A morning around SK58 produced the following; at Dinnington Marsh were 9 Black-headed Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull and 21 Pied Wagtail in levelled field, plus 4 Stock Dove. Along the Mineral Line were 2 Chiffchaff, Jay, 3 Bullfinch 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcap and a Tree Pipit >S. At Tinkerhole Dyke were 4 Chiffchaff, imm Sparrowhawk, Whitethroat, Swift and Spotted Flycatcher. Langold Lake was quiet with 4 juv and 2 ad Mute Swan, 18 Coot, 22 Mallard, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Buzzard, 6 Chiffchaff and 2 Blackcap. The flash has reappeared at Hodsock and held 130+ Swallow, 30 House Martin and 10 Sand Martin plus 6 Yellow Wagtail, Whitethroat, 8 Blackbird, 20 Linnet and Goldfinch, Kestrel and Buzzard. Nearby Brown Bailey's held 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Mallard and 7 Coot (Andy Hirst).

22nd August Late afternoon on Axle Lane were 2 Wheatear and 3 Yellow Wagtail (Mick Clay).

20th August Early morning on Axle Lane was a Merlin hunting the fields, 2 Golden Plover and 6 Yellow Wagtail (Mick Clay). At Langold Lake were 4 Chiffchaff including a juv that had just left a nest and could not fly, 3 Sand Martin, 60 House Martin, 30 Swallow and a m Pochard (Mick Clay).

18th August Early evening on Axle Lane was a Wheatear on the main path near the ponds (Mick Clay).

17th August At Axle Lane were 90 House Sparrow by Kiveton Hall Farm, 2 Buzzard, 3 juv Sparrowhawk, 6 Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, Goldcrest, 20 House Martin, a Swift >S and 12 Speckled Wood butterflies by Kiveton Hall Farm wood (Mick Clay).

15th August At Axle Lane were 2 Golden Plover, 76 Lesser Black-backed Gull and 2 Yellow Wagtail. At Langold Lake was a Hobby, 3 Buzzard, 2 Kestrel, 2 Grey Wagtail, 50 Swift, 50 Swallow, 60 House Martin, 3 Bullfinch, Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Chiffchaff and a Kingfisher (Mick Clay).

Dotterel @ Axle Lane © Mick Clay12th August The sighting of rarer birds continues at Axle Lane with a Dotterel on the main path from South Anston on the right hand side before the drop in the track (Mick Clay).

Dotterel @ Axle Lane © Mick Clay

11th August A juv Marsh Harrier was quartering the fields on Axle Lane at 7.50am before moving onto NAPT (MIck Clay).

9th August At Axle Lane wee 21 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 2 Sparrowhawk and 40 House Martin {Mick Clay).

8th August The first returning Golden Plover was on Axle Lane (Mick Clay).

6th August On Axle Lane was the first returning Wheatear and 2 Elephant Hawk caterpillars (Mick Clay).

3rd August At Tinkerhole Dyke today were single juv. Buzzard, Green Woodpecker, 4 Blue Tit, 4 Blackcap, 8 Goldfinch, 3 Greenfinch, 12 Chiffchaff, 3 Coal Tit, Willow Warbler, 3 Great Tit, 7 Dunnock inc. 6 juv, 3 Wren, 3 Robin, 2 Blackbird, 2 Whitethroat, Goldcrest, 6 Swallow, 26 Rook, Kestrel, f Sparrowhawk, 78 Lesser Black-backed Gull and ad Bullfinch plus 3 juv. At NAPT were 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, nice charm of 75 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch, single Blackcap and 2 Coal Tit (Andy Hirst).

31st July On Axle Lane 500 Swift and 100 House Martin >S (Mick Clay).

30th July At Owdy Lane were 2 Hobby, Kestrel, 4 Yellow Wagtail, Great Spotted Woodpecker and Green Woodpecker (Mick Clay).

27th July In a South Anston garden was a Brimstone butterfly (Mick Clay).

Blackcap @ Mineral Line © Chris Tyler26th July At Thurcroft Pit Top were a juv Buzzard calling for food from the tree tops in corn field, a Roe Deer in the corn field, Grey Partridge, Kestrel, Bullfinch and a Green Woodpecker. At the Mineral Line were 2 Jay, 6 Blackcap inc 3 juv calling for food, a Great Spotted Woodpecker and a Roe Deer barking in the undergrowth (Chris Tyler).

Blackcap @ Mineral Line © Chris Tyler

On Tommy Flockton's Marsh the following Dragonflies were seen, 2 Brown Hawkers, 3 Common Darters, 4 Broad-bodied Chasers, 5 Emperor and 2 Black-tailed Skimmers and Banded Demoiselle on Kiveton Pit Top. At Kiveton Pit Top were the following butterflies, 18 Small Skippers, 2 Large Skipper, 22 Meadow Brown, 9 Peacock, Small Copper, 32 Gate Keeper, 39 Small White, 2 Green Veined White, Speckled Wood and Comma (Mick Clay).

23rd July At Kiveton Pit Top were 2 Stock Dove, 1 Heron in flight, 1 Moorhen, 7 Reed Bunting, 6 Meadow Pipit, 2 Skylark, 14 Yellowhammer, circa 20 Goldfinch with young, 3 Mallard, 1 Buzzard hunting over fields which were being cut. Circa 50 Swallow, 50 Swift, 20 House Martin (Darren Carnall).

22nd July At Kiveton Pit Top were 2 Kestrel, circa 20 Yellowhammer, circa 30 Goldfinch including many young, 7 Blue Tit, 5 Great Tit including young, Sedge Warbler, 10 Reed Bunting, 1 Buzzard, 2 Heron in flight, circa 30 Swallow, 20 Swift, 8 House Martin (Darren Carnall).

21st July A Grasshopper Warbler regularly reeling early morning and evening at Goss Common for the past three weeks (Andy Hirst).

19th July At NAPT was a Grasshopper Warbler (Geoff Facer).

13th July At Kiveton Pit Top were circa 20 Yellowhammer, 2 Kestrel, many Swift, House Martin and Swallow and a Buzzard patrolling the field which was being cut by a tractor. A Hobby then flew aggressively at the Buzzard for a short time (Darren Carnall).

10th July At Brown Baileys were 7 Common Sandpiper by the car park (Peter Kenworthy).

7th July At Kiveton was a Hobby chasing a Swift (Darren Carnall). At Lindrick Dale was a Spotted Flycatcher and at Anston Grange Farm was another Hobby hunting (Andy Murray & Mick Clay).

4th July Early morning on NAPT were 2 Grasshopper Warbler in the overflow area also in the brook by the hospice were 7 m and 1 f Banded Demoiselle (Mick Clay).

Eagle Owl @ Oldcoates Close © Paul Leonard1st July We have received two reports of a possible Eagle Owl. It was first seen by Rob Moss sat in the middle of the road close to Thurcroft cemetary at 1.30am on 17th June. A further report and photograph has been submitted by a member of staff from the Environment & Development Services at Rotherham MBC. The photograph clearly shows a large 'eared' owl from behind, sat in the fork of a Beech tree off Oldcoates Close recently. It appears to be carrying a large prey item.

Eagle Owl @ Oldcoates Close © Paul Leonard

30th June A Barn Owl was hunting on NAPT. At Brampton Common were 2 Barn Owl, Little Owl calling and adult and juv Tawny Owl and 62 Lapwing feeding (Brian Chambers & Mick Clay).

28th June At NAPT were 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 9 Whitethroat, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, Blackcap, 3 Reed Warbler, Sedge Warbler, 3 Bullfinch, 32 Lapwing, Buzzard with food, 2 Kestrel and late evening Barn Owl with food. Late evening at Dinnington Marsh was a Buzzard, Kestrel, juv Sparrowhawk and Barn Owl hunting by the farm buildings (Mick Clay). At 2.10pm a Red Kite >N over the A57 by Todwick Grange (James Clay).

25th June At Langold Lake was a Spotted Flycatcher by children's play area, also 4 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Mute Swan and 4 juv, 4 Great Crested Grebe and 1 juv, 4 Buzzard and a Common Tern (Mick Clay).

24th June At NAPT butterfly species were 24 Meadow Brown, 11 Ringlet, 4 Small Heath, 7 Small Skipper also 4 Cinnabar Moth, Common Blue Damselfly and Banded Demoiselle by the bridge near the hospice (Mick Clay).

23rd June Early evening on Axle Lane there was a Hobby hunting by Kiveton Hall Farm (Mick Clay).

22nd June At Gildingwells Pond were Tufted Duck and 9 juv. At Wallingwells Lane was a Lesser Whitethroat. Buckwood Farm produced a Lesser Whitethroat, Sparrowhawk and Kestrel (John Gallagher). Around the edges of Harry Croft's quarry were the following butterfly species, 12 Ringlet, 17 Meadow Brown, 7 Tortoiseshell, 5 Small Heath, 8 Large Skipper, 2 Small White and 1 Common Blue. In the pond near the entrance was a single male Black-tailed Skimmer, a male Emperor Dragonfly and 18 Common Blue Damselfly (Mick Clay).

19th June At Roche Abbey were a Kingfisher, 2 Grey Wagtail, 3 Chiffchaff and 6 Mallard. At Laughton village, perched on farm buildings was a Little Owl. At Slide Hooton village were 2 Tree Sparrow and 8 House Sparrow (Brian Chambers).

Garden Warbler @ Thurcroft Marsh © John Gallagher15th June At Lindrick Dale was a Kingfisher. At Cinderhill, Shireoaks was a Sedge Warbler. Langold Lake held 2 Common Tern. At 9.15pm in the evening NAPT held 2 Barn Owl and 2 Grasshopper Warbler reeling (John Gallagher & Andy Murray).

Garden Warbler @ Thurcroft Marsh © John Gallagher

8th June Near Owdy Lane and wood, Carlton in Lindrick were 3 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 3 Nuthatch, Treecreeper, 5 Song Thrush, Marsh Tit, 2 Goldcrest, Yellowhammer, Turtle Dove and a Buzzard. At Red Lane, Carlton in Lindrick were 70 Sand Martin, 2 Green Woodpecker, Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Yellowhammer, Kestrel and 2 Buzzard. At NAPT was a Barn Owl (Mick Clay).

Barn Owl @ Grange Farm © John Gallagher5th June An unconfirmed report was submitted to the SBSG and passed onto SK58 of a singing Wood Warbler at Roche Abbey.

4th June A Barn Owl was hunting near Harry Croft's Quarry at 6.10pm (Mick Clay).

Barn Owl @ Grange Farm © John Gallagher

26th May A walk late morning from Turnerwood to Hawks Wood produced 2 Grey Partridge, 2 Grey Wagtail, Kingfisher, 3 Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, Kestrel, 4 Tree Sparrow, several Coot, Mallard and Moorhen families plus a defensive pair of Mute Swan. No sign of Turtle Dove though (Andy Hirst). At NAPT 2 Barn Owl hunting and taking food back to young. At Lindrick Dale was a Spotted Flycatcher (Mick Clay).

24th May At NAPT was a Grasshopper Warbler reeling close to wooden benches. At Grange Farm a Barn Owl hunting at 3.30pm (John Gallagher).

21st May At Lindrick Dale was a Spotted Flycatcher (John Gallagher).

20th May A Barn Owl in flight in the fields beside Rackford Lane at 9.30pm (Ron Cushing).

18th May At the Chesterfield Canal at Stiffs were Willow Tit, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Garden Warbler, Hobby >N and a Spotted Flycatcher (John Gallagher). Also seen on the Chesterfield Canal South Anston to Turner Wood were 13 Chiffchaff, 13 Blackcap, Garden Warbler, 7 Common Whitethroat, Lesser Whitethroat, 25 Wren,13 Blackbird, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Goldcrest, 13 Chaffinch, Grey Wagtail, Buzzard and a Turtle Dove at Stiffs (Mick Clay).

17th May At Thurcroft Pit Top were a Reed Warbler, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat and Sparrowhawk. Thurcroft Marsh held Bullfinch and Garden Warbler. The farm building at Carr where the Little Owls reside are Kestrel feeding young (John Gallagher). At Kiveton Pit Top were 5 Reed Warbler and a Garden Warbler (Mick Clay).

15th May There was a Whinchat at Thurcroft Pit Top (Brian Chambers).

Linnet @ Todwick © Ray Sykes14th May At Langold Lake early morning was a Common Tern (Mick Clay). A Hobby >NE over South Anston (John Gallagher).

13th May A Barn Owl at around 8:45pm flying across Common Road, Dinnington (Kerry Moss).

Linnet @ Todwick © Ray Sykes

12th May At Carlton Lake were 4 adult and 2 young Greylag Goose and a Great Crested Grebe. In a damp meadow by Hardwick Ashes Wood were a pair of Gadwall. Roche Abbey held 1 m Gadwall (Brian Chambers).

10th May At Thurcroft Pit Top was an Oystercatcher. At Slade Hooton was a Lesser Whitethroat. At NAPT were 2 Reed Warbler and 2 Sedge Warbler (John Gallagher).

7th May At Axle Lane were 4 Yellow Wagtail and 11 Reed Bunting in the rape field (John Gallagher).

6th May At Axle Lane by the Rape field was a m Whinchat and Wheatear, Sedge Warbler, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 4 Swift and a House Martin >N. In the early evening of the same day there was a Hobby >N over Axle Lane (Mick Clay).

5th May An early morning walk from Kiveton Station along the Chesterfield Canal to Old Spring Wood revealed 24 Blackcap, 23 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Garden Warbler,2 Common Whitethroat, 25 Wren, 18 Blackbird, 5 Song Thrush, 14 Robin, 18 Chaffinch, 5 Bullfinch, 6 Great Tit, 5 Blue Tit, Marsh Tit, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker , single Green Woodpecker, 5 Goldcrest, Treecreeper, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail, Kingfisher, Jay and a Buzzard (Mick Clay).

4th May There were 2 Oystercatcher >E over the Mineral Line, relocated later at Thurcroft Pit Top by M Clay (John Gallagher).

3rd May An early morning walk through Anston Stones Wood revealed 10 Blackcap, 9 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 27 Wren, 17 Blackbird, 7 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 9 Robin, 7 Chaffinch, 1 Bullfinch, 11 Great Tit, 6 Blue Tit, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, single Green Woodpecker, Nuthatch, Goldcrest and Jay. On Rackford Lane were 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 6 Common Whitethroat and a Green Woodpecker. A Buzzard and >N over Axle Lane were 2 Swift (Mick Clay). At Thurcroft Marsh were Green Woodpecker, 2 Garden Warbler and a Lesser Whitethroat. NAPT held a Sedge Warbler and 2 Reed Warbler (John Gallagher).

29th April At Axle Lane were 7 Reed Bunting, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Greylag Goose and a Common Tern (Mick Clay).

26th April At Thurcroft Marsh were 2 Garden Warbler. At Thurcroft Pit Top were a Wheatear and Lesser Whitethroat. At Tommy Flockton's Marsh was a Kingfisher (John Gallagher).

23rd April At NAPT the Lapwings have at least 6 juveniles (Lyn & Geoff Facer).

22nd April At NAPT were 2 Snipe, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, Reed Warbler, 2 Whitethroat and a Lesser Whitethroat (John Gallagher).

21st April At NAPT were at least 4 Grasshopper Warbler,10 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, Sedge Warbler by the hospice gates, Reed Warbler and an Oystercatcher on the scrape (Mick Clay). Also on NAPT were a f Wheatear and Curlew >N (John Gallagher & Ivan Keeton). Langold Lake held 20 Swallow, 10 Sand Martin, 5 House Martin and a pair of Gadwall (John Gallagher).

20th April >N over Harry Croft's quarry were 2 Arctic Tern (Mick Clay).

19th April At NAPT were Grasshopper Warbler and Reed Warbler. Thurcroft Pit Top held 5 Snipe. At Thurcroft Marsh were Grasshopper Warbler, Whitethroat and Lesser Whitethroat (John Gallagher).

18th April At NAPT were 9 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Song Thrush and 3 Bullfinch. Dinnington Marsh held 8 Willow Warbler, 10 Chiffchaff, 4 Blackcap, Grasshopper Warbler, Common Whitethroat, Song Thrush and 2 Kestrels (Mick Clay). At Grange Farm were 2 Little Owl, 3 pair of Grey Partridge and a Whitethroat (John Gallagher).

17th April >N over Axle Lane was a single Fieldfare (Mick Clay).

16th April At Axle Lane was a m Yellow Wagtail. At Langold Lake were 7 Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, Nuthatch, Grey Wagtail, 4 Sand Martin, 3 Swallow, 2 Buzzard and 8 Great Crested Grebe. At NAPT were 2 Grasshopper Warbler (Andy Murray & Mick Clay).

15th April At NAPT were 3 Grasshopper Warbler in the overspill, willow coppice area and by hospice entrance gates, 5 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 5 Song Thrush, 4 Bullfinch, Green Woodpecker and m Mandarin Duck >S probably the same bird I had fly off Axle Lane ponds on the 9th. At Dinnington Marsh were 7 Willow Warbler, 8 Chiffchaff, 3 Bullfinch, 4 Willow Tit, 2 Greylag Goose >S and a pair of Kestrel (Mick Clay).

14th April Over North Anston >NW was an Osprey at 6.30pm (James Clay). At Brown Baileys were 2 Great Crested Grebe, 8 Tufted Duck, Blackcap, Willow Warbler and 7 Chiffchaff. At Langold Lake were 10 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Tufted Duck, Common Sandpiper, Green Woodpecker, 4 Blackcap, 6 Willow Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff and 4 Nuthatch (Lyn & Geoff Facer). At NAPT this evening at 21:00 were Grasshopper Warbler reeling, Tawny Owl hunting, Lapwing displaying and 2 Snipe over (Andy Hirst).

12th April Early morning at NAPT were 2 pair of Bullfinch, 2 pair of Grey Partridge, Lesser Redpoll, Jay, 8 Snipe, 4 Song Thrush, 5 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 6 Chiffchaff, Lesser Whitethroat and Grasshopper Warbler (John Gallagher). At Kings Wood were 2 Hawfinch calling, 9 Nuthatch, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Goldcrest and a Blackcap (Mick Clay).

11th April At NAPT was a Grasshopper Warbler reeling in the overflow area, also 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 5 Chiffchaff, 5 Reed Bunting and 3 Song Thrush (Mick Clay). At Bransholm Farm near Shireoaks were 3 Swallows (Nigel Butler).

10th April At NAPT were 2 Willow Warbler, 7 Chiffchaff, 2 Song Thrush, Green Woodpecker, Swallow and a Ringed Plover >N (Mick Clay).

9th April At Axle Lane were 31 Skylark, 27 Meadow Pipit >N, 2 Yellowhammer, Little Owl and Sparrowhawk. In the muddy field by the A57 was a Little Ringed Plover, a f Blackcap and 2 Chiffchaff were seen in the wood by Kiveton Hall Farm (Mick Clay). At Brown Baileys today were 8 Greylag Goose, 10 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe and 4 Chiffchaff (Anthony Reed).

8th April At Dinnington Marsh were 3 pairs of Willow Tit plus 2m Blackcap and 2 Willow Warbler. At NAPT were 2m Wheatear, 6 pairs of Lapwing, 9 Mallard and c12 Meadow Pipit (Andy Hirst).

6th April At Kiveton pit top were 7 Chiffchaff, 8 Reed Bunting, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 12 Skylark, Sparrowhawk, 44 Golden Plover, 16 Magpie, 4 Yellowhammer and a Kestrel. At Langold Lake were 9 Chiffchaff, a Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 2 Bullfinch, Marsh Tit, Kestrel, Jay and 7 Great Crested Grebe (Mick Clay). At Grange Farm were 35 Golden Plover >S. At Hodsock were 3 Swallow and 4 Yellow Wagtail (John Gallagher).

5th April At Harry Crofts quarry was a m Wheatear, Green Woodpecker, Buzzard and Little Owl. At Axle Lane were 26 Fieldfare, Green Woodpecker, Buzzard, 3 Golden Plover and a Swallow (Mick Clay).

4th April At Tommy Flockton's Marsh were a pair of Teal and two pair of Gadwall. At Thurcroft Pit Top were 4 Buzzard, 4 Little Grebe and a Green Woodpecker. A Little Grebe was at NAPT and at Brands Lane was a Curlew >N. (John Gallagher). Over Axle Lane was the first Swallow >N and W, also a Buzzard (Mick Clay).

1st April A Barn Owl hunting on NAPT by the bird hide at 8.20pm (Mick Clay).

30th March At Kings Wood corner were 8 Whooper Swans >N (John Gallagher, John O'Malley & Mick Clay). At Wallingwells were 15 Lapwing displaying. Langold Lake held a Green Woodpecker, Kestrel, Tawny Owl, Sparrowhawk, 2 Sand Martin, 80 Fieldfare and a Blackcap (John Gallagher).

29th March At NAPT were 2 Sand Martin >N. At Stone were 4 Lapwing displaying (John Gallagher). A m Blackcap singing near the fallen tree feeders at Kiveton Community Woodland, this morning (Alan Bateman).

26th March At NAPT were 4 Whooper Swans (John Gallagher). Over South Anston >N was a Curlew (Andy Murray).

25th March The first male Wheatear was back on Axle Lane and 14 Golden Plover (Mick Clay).

24th March A Barn Owl was hunting on Langold Pit Top (Mick Clay).

23rd March At Kings Wood corner were 2 Red Kite >S also 19 Buzzard, 2 Sparrowhawk and Kestrel and at Lingodell 2 Raven (Andy Hirst, John Gallagher, John O'Malley & Mick Clay). Over Thurcroft Pit Top were 5 Buzzard and 1 over NAPT. In the flooded field on A57 by the Red Lion pub was a Little Ringed Plover, 2 Lapwing and a Buzzard over (Mick Clay).

Little Owls @ Carr © John Gallagher22nd March Early morning on Kiveton Pit Top was a Water Rail showing well also 6 Chiffchaff, 6 Reed Bunting, 2 Kestrel and 2 Willow Tit. At Harry Croft's quarry were Little Owl, Green Woodpecker, Kestrel and 43 Jackdaw. At NAPT were 15 Lapwing and 5 Chiffchaff. Evening on Axle Lane were 30 Golden Plover (Mick Clay).

Little Owls @ Carr © John Gallagher

At Thurcroft Pit Top were Woodcock, 2 Lapwing, Mute Swan, 3 Little Grebe, Snipe, 22 Reed Bunting, 26 Meadow Pipit, 11 Skylark and f Ring Ouzel which flew towards Carr village. At Carr were 6 Lapwing (displaying) and 2 Little Owl, one of them ringed. NAPT held 2 Grey Wagtail (John Gallagher).

20th March A tour around the Wetland sites produced, at Carlton Lake 2 Greylag Goose, at Brown Baileys were 4 Greylag Goose, 32 Tufted Duck and 2 Great Crested Grebe. Hewett Arms had 26 Greylag Goose. Langold Lake held 9 Great Crested Grebe. At Roche Abbey were 8 Teal, 11 Mallard and 2 Coot (Brian Chambers)

13th March At 8.30am >N over South Anston was an Osprey (Mick Clay).

12th March At NAPT was a Little Grebe, at Langold Lake were a pair of Shoveler on the top lake, 18 Great Crested Grebe, 1 m & 1 f Pochard, 2 Green Woodpecker, a Chiffchaff and a Treecreeper. Hodsock produced c300 Fieldfare and a Buzzard (Brian Chambers). At 6.50pm >N over Penny Piece were 22 Whooper Swan and a Tawny Owl calling (Mick Clay).

11th March Late afternoon at NAPT were a Shoveler m and 2 Teal (Mick Clay). Over Brook Croft, North Anston >W were 2 Ring-necked Parakeet (John O'Malley).

10th March At NAPT this morning were 14 Lapwing, 70 Black-headed Gull, single Redshank, 12 Mallard, c9 Reed Bunting and 3 Chiffchaff. From Kings Wood were 8 Buzzard (Andy Hirst).

9th March Single Woodcock over Thurcroft Marsh this evening (Andy Hirst). At Langold Lake were 18 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Buzzard, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Green Woodpecker, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Goldcrest,11 Robin, 8 Wren, 6 Bullfinch, 16 Magpie, Jay and 12 Skylark on the old pit top also 3 Brimstone, Comma and Peacock butterflies (Mick Clay).

Whooper Swan @ Thurcroft Pit Top© Chris Tyler8th March At Thurcroft Pit Top were 2 Snipe, Skylark and 26 Whooper Swan flew over from the north-east, circled, as if they were going to land on the water, then flew off west. At Thurcroft Marsh were 2 Willow Tit, a flock of 10+ Lesser Redpoll, Siskin, Treecreeper, Green Woodpecker, Sparrowhawk and Long-tailed Tit (Chris Tyler).

Whooper Swan @ Thurcroft Pit Top © Chris Tyler

At Kings Wood 4 Tawny Owls calling, Woodcock, 3 Buzzard, Sparrowhawk, 2 Song Thrush, 6 Nuthatch and 3 Coal Tit and at Roche Abbey were 4 Song Thrush, 2 Nuthatch, 2 Treecreeper, 2 Grey Wagtail, Chiffchaff, Little Grebe and 8 Teal (Mick Clay).

3rd March At Thurcroft Marsh were 2 Long-eared Owl and a Woodcock (John Gallagher). Meanwhile, over the Jewson unit at Dinnington > towards the grassy/tree area opposite the entrance to Tesco was a Barn Owl (Gareth Picton).

2nd March A Red Kite was seen >N over Long Thwaite Wood (Andy Murray).

1st March At NAPT were Water Rail and Chiffchaff calling, 7 Lapwing, 3 Snipe, 28 Black-headed Gull and 3 Bullfinch. At Kings Wood were 16 Buzzard, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Nuthatch and 5 Goldcrest. At Kings Wood were 3 Tawny Owl calling (Mick Clay).

27th February A short walk on Kiveton Woodlands produced a m and f Reed Bunting, Yellowhammer, 5 Robin, 10 Great Tit, 15 Blue Tit, 10 Dunnock, 3 Blackbird, 5 Greenfinch, 3 Chaffinch and 5 Mallard (Paul Rigg).

23rd February The SK58 Hawfinch hunt around Kings Wood & Roche Abbey produced 1-2 Hawfinch heard only in the blustery conditions, with a good supporting cast of 5 Marsh Tit, 7 Nuthatch, 7 Teal, 8 Mallard, 3 Brambling and other common woodland birds. Nearby Firbeck Hall produced 36 Greylag Geese, 12 Tufted Duck, 2 Mute Swan, 7 Mallard and a m Gadwall (Andy Hirst, Andy Murray, John Gallagher, Ivan Keeton & Gordon Corrie).

20th February At Woodsetts there were 2 Waxwing in a tree in the garden of SK58 members at 11.00am (Sheila Newsome & Ruth Brown).

19th February Dusk at NAPT there was a Water Rail calling from the Cramfit Rd entrance. (John Gallagher).

Brambling @ Eastfield Lane © John Gallagher17th February At Brown Bailey's were 2 Great Crested Grebe, 2 Mute Swan, 9 Mallard, 26 Tufted Duck, 1 Moorhen, 12 Coot (nest building), and 3 Black-headed Gull. Also, 3 Lapwing > E. Amongst birds at Langold Lake were 8 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Mute Swan, 3 Gadwall 1m 2f, 6 Pochard 4m 2f, 11 Tufted Duck, a pair of Goosander, 1 Buzzard, 85 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Gull, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Treecreeper, 30 Siskin and 3 Bullfinch (Geoff & Lyn Facer).

Brambling @ Eastfield Lane © John Gallagher

16th February at NAPT were Green Woodpecker, 7 Lapwing displaying, 27 Mallard, 2 Skylark displaying, 2 Meadow Pipit, 16 Black-headed Gull, Grey Wagtail, 4 Bullfinch and Willow Tit. At Yews Farm Pond were m Goosander and Little Grebe. Eastfield Lane produced 30 to 40 Brambling with 200 Chaffinch (John Gallagher).

Reed Bunting @ Garden in the Square © Ray Sykes9th February At Wallingwells Lane were 300 Starling, 250 Fieldfare, 20 Redwing, 100 Linnet, 10 Lapwing, 4 Grey Partridge, 2 Skylark, 4 Buzzard, 3 Bullfinch, Heron and Jay (John Gallagher).

Reed Bunting @ Garden in Todwick © Ray Sykes

2nd February At Dinnington Marsh were Long-eared Owl, Tawny Owl and Snipe (John Gallagher).

1st February Over Axle Lane today were 17 Pink-footed Goose >W, 12 Great Black-backed Gull >S and 4 Cormorant flying around the ponds (Mick Clay). At Thurcroft Pit Top were 5 Snipe, 6 Grey Partridge, 10 Meadow Pipit, a Sparrowhawk, 4 Buzzard, 6 Lesser Redpoll, 18 Stock Dove and 4 Mistle Thrush (John Gallagher).

29th January At Eastfield Lane were c20 Brambling amongst c275 Chaffinch, 10 Greenfinch and 2 Linnet. Plus 20 Rook and 7 Stock Dove. At Langold Lake were 35 Mallard, 27 Coot, 10 Great Crested Grebe, 14 Tufted Duck, Sinensis race Cormorant, 3 Mute Swan, 2 pairs of Pochard, 7 Gadwall and 6 Moorhen. Around the lake were c75 Goldfinch and several flocks of c30 Siskin, plus single Buzzard (Andy Hirst).

Brambling @ Ringing site close to SK58 © Chris Lilley26th January At Langold Holt were 70 Siskin, 16 Lesser Redpoll, Brambling, Woodcock. At Yew Tree Farm Pond in Firbeck were 34 Greylag Geese (John Gallagher).

Brambling @ Ringing site close to SK58 © Chris Lilley

24th January At Langold Lake were 10 Great Crested Grebe, 4 Pochard, pair of Goosander and 3 Gadwall (John Gallagher).

22nd January At Brown Bailey's were 29 Tufted Duck, 11 Coot, 2 Mute Swan, 2 Great Crested Grebe.At Langold Lake were 44 Mallard, 20 Coot, 24 Tufted Duck, 2 m & 1f Pochard, 31 Canada Goose, 7 Great Crested Grebe, a flock of c40 Siskin, 2 Treecreeper and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. Roche Abbey held 13 Mallard and a m Teal. At Lingodel were 34 Canada Goose. Thwaite House produced 10 House Sparrow and a pair of Bullfinch (Brian Chambers). A walk around Langold Lake produced Kestrel, Jay, Tufted Duck, Robin, Nuthatch, Moorhen, Mallard, Magpie, Grey Heron, Great Crested Grebe inc one growling, Coot, Canada Goose, Bullfinch, Blue Tit, Black-headed Gull, Long-tailed Tit and a pair of Goosander (Paul Rigg).

Goosander @ Langold Lake © John Gallagher20th January On the Monday walk at Langold Lake were 3 Mute Swan, 6 Great Crested Grebe, 2 pair of ochard, 14 Tufted Duck, a pair of Goosander, 2 Kestrel, 115 Black-headed Gull, 3 Mistle Thrush and singles of Kingfisher, Green Woodpecker, Song Thrush, Fieldfare, Jay, Nuthatch and Treecreeper (Geoff & Lyn Facer).

Goosander @ Langold Lake © John Gallagher

19th January A quick walk around Axle Lane revealed no Golden Plover, but a steady passage of gulls with 7 Great Black-backed Gulls >S, 12 Herring Gull >S and 7 Black-headed Gull >S. Around were c15 Skylark and 2 Mute Swan. Gulls increased over Harry Crofts Quarry with 31 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 53 Herring Gull, 19 Black-headed Gull and 18 Great Black-backed Gull all >S. Plus Green Woodpecker, c20 Goldfinch, 200 Woodpigeon and 50 Fieldfare. Around Dinnington Marsh were roving flocks of c5 Blue Tit, 6 Great Tit, c15 Long-tailed Tit, plus Coal Tit and Willow Tit. As well as 2 Lesser Redpoll, Woodcock, 13 Mallard and 2 Coot (Andy Hirst).

Goosander @ Langold Lake © Paul Rigg18th January At Smarson Hills were 8 Cormorant >N, Woodcock, Grey Wagtail, 10 Teal, 4 Mallard, 80 Goldfinch, 30 Fieldfare, 7 Grey Partridge, 12 Meadow Pipit and 45 House Sparrow (John Gallagher). A pair of Goosander over the A57 by Axle Lane (Andy Hirst).

Goosander @ Langold Lake © Paul Rigg

17th January At Tommy Flockton's Marsh were Grey Wagtail, 30 Goldfinch, 45 Redwing. Hodsock produced 4 Snipe, 2 Grey Wagtail, 40 Linnet, 20 Yellowhammer, 40 Chaffinch. At Carlton Lake were 10 Yellowhammer. Dinnington Marsh held 2 Sparrowhawk, Woodcock and Tawny Owl (John Gallagher).

14th January At Anston Grange Farm were 50 Fieldfare and a Green Woodpecker. At Lindrick Dale were 2 Little Grebe. Among birds recorded on Chesterfield Canal were 28 Mallard, 2 Moorhen, 3 Coot, 2 Grey Wagtail, 2 Treecreeper, 1 Willow Tit and 2 Goldcrest. A Kingfisher was on Stiff's Pond. At Smarson Hill were 1 Sparrowhawk, 80 Fieldfare and a mixed flock of Meadow Pipit and Yellowhammer, estimate of about 30 of each (Geoff and Lyn Facer). On Axle Lane were 24 Cormorant >W (Mick Clay).

13th January Early morning on Axle Lane were a male and female Peregrine hunting (Mick Clay). A walk along the Chesterfield Canal from Kiveton Station to Turnerwood produced Great Tit, Long-tailed Tit, Coal Tit, Dunnock, Robin, Mallard, Jay, Chaffinch, Buzzard, Magpie, C150 Pink-footed Goose >S, Mute Swan, Goldfinch, Collared Dove and Marsh Tit. On the path from the canal to South Anston were Rook, 20 Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, House Sparrow and a flock of 20 Meadow Pipit (Paul Rigg). At Alberts Dock on the canal were 2 Goldcrest (Alan Bateman).

12th January An early morning walk around KIveton Woodlands produced Pheasant, 8 Woodpigeon, 2 Willow Tit, 2 Robin. 2 Reed Bunting, 2 Mute Swan, 4 Mallard, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 10 Greenfinch, 10 Chaffinch, 2 Blackbird and 10 Dunnock (Paul Rigg). A Buzzard was present at Axle Lane with another at Penny Piece (Mick Clay).

11th January At Dinnington Marsh were a Woodcock and 7 Cormorant on the pond. Over Axle Lane were 100 Pink-footed Goose >W (Mick Clay). Over Tommy Flockton's Marsh 2 Shelduck circled this morning. A walk to Kings Wood from Laughton-en-le Morthen produced 150 Rook, 5 Black-headed Gull, c50 Chaffinch and 2 Brambling and a m Sparrowhawk. Around Kings Wood were 4 Buzzard, 6 Yellowhammer, 2 Reed Bunting, 9 Chaffinch, 2 Linnet, Grey Wagtail, 4 Nuthatch, Jay, 6 Tree Sparrow and 5 Robin. At nearby Lingodell were c500 Fieldfare (Andy Hirst)

10th January A Little Owl on the roof of the farm on the corner of Carr (Andy Hirst).

5th January At Brands Lane were 100 Golden Plover, Kestrel, Jay, 30 Fieldfare and Mistle Thrush. At Langold Lake were 3 Pochard, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Gadwall and 40 Siskin. Roche Abbey and Kings Wood produced 30 Yellowhammer, 40 Tree Sparrow, 25 Reed Bunting, 20 Linnet, 50 Siskin, 70 Chaffinch, a single Brambling, 30 Fieldfare, 3 Gadwall, 40 Mallard, 20 Teal, 3 Jay, 3 Marsh Tit, 2 Golden Plover >S and Raven >S (John Gallagher). Around Kings Wood Lane were 2 Buzzard, 20 Chaffinch, 18 Tree Sparrow, 4 Yellowhammer & 2 Siskin. Lingodell held 45 Canada Geese. Around Roche Abbey were several Siskin, 3 Song Thrush, Great Spotted Woodpecker, Marsh Tit, 19 Teal, 34 Mallard and Little Grebe. At Langold Lake were 4 Greylag Geese, 63 Mallard, 31 Coot, 5 Great Crested Grebe, 9 Tufted Duck, 3 Mute Swan, 2 pairs of Pochard, Heron, 10 Moorhen and a Herring Gull (Andy Hirst).

4th January In a mixed flock of Finches at Kings Wood were 4 Brambling (John O'Malley). At NAPT this morning were 11 Robin, 30 Blackbird, 9 Great Tit, 4 Stock Dove, 11 Wren, 13 Meadow Pipit, 18 Black-headed Gull, 500 Woodpigeon leaving roost from NW, 5 Cormorant >N, then >S, Green Woodpecker, 6 House Sparrow, a pair of Kestrel, 12 Blue Tit, 17 Mallard, 2 Grey Partridge, 9 Snipe, 2 Jack Snipe, Grey Wagtail, pair of Bullfinch, Willow Tit and Common Gull (Andy Hirst).

3rd January An early evening walk from Kiveton farm to South Anston produced a Blackbird, a Dunnock, 15 Carrion Crow, 2 Mute Swan, 3 Mallard and 5 Woodpigeon (Paul Rigg).

2nd January At Axle Lane were 100 Golden Plover and 25 Cormorant >W. At Penny Piece were 2 Buzzard in the field eating worms (Mick Clay).

1st January A rather wet walk around Kiveton Woodlands produced 5 Woodpigeon, 3 Snipe, 2 Robin, 5 Magpie, 2 Long-tailed Tit, a Kestrel, 3 Greenfinch, 4 Great Tit, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Dunnock, 10 Chaffinch, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Blackbird and a Heron (Paul Rigg). At NAPT were 11 Snipe and 4 Jack Snipe and at Langold Lake were 4 Goosander, 2 Pochard and 100 Fieldfare (Mick Clay).


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