I wasn't able to get down to Linacre this weekend, so I was very pleased to see some records on the Sheffield Bird Study Group website this afternoon.
The first record was one of the Shag that is still present. I first saw Shags at Linacre back on 21st November 2015, so this recent report means that there has been at least 1 bird present for 5 months now. Other water birds reported were: Great-crested Grebe (4 birds, including a record of a nesting pair), Little Grebe ( a pair) and Tufted Duck (36, the highest count this year).
Other birds reported were Swallow (40+), House Martin (7), a Sparrowhawk and Blackcap (10+).