THORNE MOORS BIRDING BLOG 2010

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THORNE MOORS BIRD REPORT 2009

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entrance metal bridge, colliery area 18th March 2010























BSG PHOTO TOUR OF THORNE MOORS PART 1 .

BSG PHOTO TOUR OF THORNE MOORS PART 2 .

BSG PHOTO TOUR OF THORNE MOORS PART 3 .

The Humberhead Peatlands National Nature Reserve comprises the two close but separate areas, Thorne Moors and Hatfield Moors. Thorne Moors (which is often defined to mean Thorne and the smaller contiguous moors of Goole, Snaith & Cowick, Crowle, and Rawcliffe together, as in this Report). Parts of these Moors lie in three counties, South Yorkshire, East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. 

HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG IS HERE . 

All previous year's Thorne Moors Bird Reports can be found here with the most recent here THMCF there is also an up-to-date MAP. The BSG write-up is THE HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS NNR 

 

SIGHTING ARE MOST RECENT FIRST

Mammal note: Roe Deer are seen every visit and are not necessarily given. A list of observers is at the bottom. Common birds with a count of 1 generally just means the observer did not count that species.

THIS IS A VERY GOOD MAP OF THORNE MOORS Same as above. MAP.

Names for sites are often given as initials, a list is given here.

ALDER THICKETS A, ANGLE DRAIN AD, BANK TOP BT, BELL'S POND B, CANALS C, CANAL TOW PATH (Northern boundary of SC) CTP, CASSON'S C, CASSON'S MARSH Cma, CHADWICK FIELD (NATURAL ENGLAND'S SHEEP FIELD) CF or NEF, CHURCH PIECE CP, colliery area ca, COLLIS'S TRAM CT, CREYKES CR, CROWLE MOOR CM, DURHAM'S GARDENS DG, ELMHIRST PUMPING STATION wood EPS, ELMHIRST TRAM ET, ELMHIRST WOOD EW, FISON'S ROAD FR, FLOODED WORKINGS N OF FR F, FLOWER GARDEN FG, GOOLE MOOR GM, GREEN BELT GB, INKLE MOOR IM, INKLE MOOR POND IMP, LIMBERLOST WOOD LW, LONESOME PINE LP, LONG MEADOW LM, LONGTHORPE'S L, MEDGE HALL TRAM MHT, MERVYN'S TRAM MT, MIDDLE MOOR MM, MILL DRAIN MARSH MDM, NELLY TRAM NT, NEW CUT NC, NEW MILL DRAIN NMD, NORTHERN CANALS NC, NORTHERN GOOLE MOOR NGM, OBSERVATION PLATFORM/TOWER OT, PARAFFIN CUTTINGS P, PONY BRIDGE MARSH PBM, PONY BRIDGE WOOD PBW, POPPLETON'S MOOR PM, RAWCLIFFE MOOR RM, RHODODENDRON PATH RP, RIBBON ROW RR, SHEARBURN AND PITTS S&P, SHOULDER o' MUTTON SoM, SNAITH AND COWICK MOOR S&C, SOUTHERN CANALS SC, THORNE WASTE DRAIN TWD, WESTERN EDGE WE, WHALEY BALK WB, WILL PITS WP, WILL PITS SCRAPE WPS, WOODPECKER CORNER WC.

NOTE THIS BLOG IS NOW CLOSED PLEASE VISIT THE NEW PAGE FOR THE NEW BLOG. THORNE MOORS BIRDING BLOG 2011

 

 

31.12.10 (BPW) ca, IM. 1 Common Kestrel, 26 Black-headed Gull, 4 Mew Gull, 57 Herring Gull, 12 Great Black-backed Gull, 13 Common Wood Pigeon, 1 Winter Wren, 1 European Robin, 8 Common Blackbird, 42 Fieldfare, 4 Song Thrush, 12 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 9 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Willow Tit, 6 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 1 Eurasian Treecreeper rec populars, 4 Black-billed Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 4 Chaffinch, 5 European Greenfinch, 5 European Goldfinch, 2 Common Bullfinch, 3 Lesser Redpoll.

23.12.10 (BPW) Route: ca, through NEF, ca (metal bridge) SW edge to WC, round EW to gate, ET, WB, metal platform, MMT to road and across to S+PDrain, followed into WP, ditch ride to road, along to GB, GBS, ca pit tip for last hour. Note as usual many gulls too far to identify and so not counted. 1 Common Buzzard WC, 2 Common Kestrel, 1 Merlin Recreation Ground, then a male F, 1 Peregrine Falcon fm F, 10 Grey Partridge 2 coveys NEF, 45 Common Pheasant 43 NEF, 1 Eurasian Woodcock RP, 403 Black-headed Gull all NE (most late pm), 59 Mew Gull all NE (most late pm), 318 Herring Gull all NE (most late pm), 83 Great Black-backed Gull all NE (most late pm), 4 Stock Pigeon, 800 Common Wood Pigeon S fields and WC, 1 Sky Lark F, 12 Winter Wren, 2 European Robin, 19 Common Blackbird, 93 Fieldfare, 2 Song Thrush, 6 Redwing, 26 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Willow Tit WC, 16 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 3 Eurasian Treecreeper 1WC, 1EW, 1WP, 2 Eurasian Jay, 6 Black-billed Magpie, 5 Carrion Crow, 31 Chaffinch, 2 European Greenfinch, 2 European Goldfinch, 6 Lesser Redpoll, 15 Common Bullfinch 3ca, 3 W edge, 1WC, 2EW, 6WP, 3 Reed Bunting.

22.12.10 (BPW) last hour, all to roost colliery area, gulls mainly to Humber. 7 Grey Partridge, 263 Black-headed Gull, 21 Mew Gull, 365 Herring Gull, 32 Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Common Blackbird, 343 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush, 12 Redwing, 41 Chaffinch, 11 European Goldfinch, 1 Common Redpoll at least 1 seen well, 60 Lesser Redpoll.

21.12.10 (BPW) Route ca, RP, CTP, platform, MT, WPS, WP, road, GB, ca, pit tip. 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk same fm ca, 9 Grey Partridge ca, 33 Common Pheasant, 11 Northern Lapwing over, 620 Black-headed Gull NE at pm, 74 Mew Gull NE at pm, 229 Herring Gull NE at pm, 61 Great Black-backed Gull NE at pm, 6 Common Wood Pigeon, 6 Winter Wren, 1 European Robin, 33 Common Blackbird 16 ca, 17 WP, 183 Fieldfare, 2 Song Thrush, 8 Redwing, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 9 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 3 Carrion Crow, 50 Chaffinch, 2 European Greenfinch, 9 European Goldfinch, 3 Common Bullfinch 1 ca, 2 WP, 1 Reed Bunting, 2 Lesser Redpoll. Also 8 Roe Deer and 2 Foxes.

20.12.10 (BPW) last hour, all to roost colliery area, gulls mainly to Humber. 10 Common Pheasant, 155 Black-headed Gull, 18 Mew Gull, 306 Herring Gull, 24 Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Common Blackbird, 180 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Redwing, 8 Black-billed Magpie, 6 Carrion Crow, 204 Chaffinch, 9 European Goldfinch, 1 Lesser Redpoll.

19.12.10 (BPW) last hour, all to roost colliery area, gulls mainly to Humber. 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 8 Grey Partridge, 21 Common Pheasant, 38 Black-headed Gull, 21 Mew Gull, 103 Herring Gull, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Common Blackbird, 297 Fieldfare, 2 Song Thrush, 6 Redwing, 5 Black-billed Magpie, 6 Carrion Crow, 226 Chaffinch, 5 European Greenfinch, 1 European Goldfinch, 2 Common Bullfinch, 60 Lesser Redpoll.

15.12.10 (BPW) last hour, all to roost colliery area, gulls mainly to Humber. 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Common Pheasant, 2 Black-headed Gull, 18 Mew Gull, 445 Herring Gull, 44 Great Black-backed Gull, 8 Common Blackbird, 507 Fieldfare, 31 Redwing, 22 Black-billed Magpie, 39 Chaffinch, 4 European Goldfinch.

13.12.10 (BPW) last hour, all to roost colliery area, gulls mainly to Humber. 1 Common Kestrel, 2 Common Pheasant, 19 Black-headed Gull, 2 Mew Gull, 403 Herring Gull, 16 Great Black-backed Gull, 500 Common Wood Pigeon, 5 Common Blackbird, 352 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush, 11 Redwing, 6 Black-billed Magpie, 50 Chaffinch, 6 European Greenfinch, 8 Lesser Redpoll. 

Kestrel (Ron Moat)



















Kestrel (Ron Moat)

 

12.12.10 (BPW) All to roost colliery area, gulls mainly to Humber. 103 Chaffinch, 20 Common Wood Pigeon, 108 Herring Gull, 17 Great Black-backed Gull, 51 Mew Gull in sheep field mainly, 3 European Greenfinch, 5 Common Linnet, 5 European Goldfinch, 11 Black-billed Magpie, 31 Black-headed Gull, 1 Winter Wren, 318 Fieldfare, 1 Great Tit, 10 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 13 Common Blackbird.

10.12.10 (BPW) All to roost colliery area, gulls mainly to Humber. 1 Common Kestrel, 5 Grey Partridge, 1 Common Pheasant, 31 Black-headed Gull, 44 Mew Gull, 41 Herring Gull, 1 ICELAND GULL 1st-wtr at 16.00 E over pit, 9 Great Black-backed Gull, 60 Common Wood Pigeon, 20 Common Blackbird, 336 Fieldfare, 16 Redwing, 5 Black-billed Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 24 Chaffinch, 9 European Greenfinch, 1 European Goldfinch, 1 Common Linnet, 1 Yellowhammer. Whooper Swans 20.10.10 (Ron Moat)





















 

Whooper Swans on flooded workings N of Fisons' Road (October 2010, Ron Moat).

 

08.12.10 (BPW) All to roost colliery area. 1 Hen Harrier ringtail pit tip, 3 Black-headed Gull, 6 Mew Gull, 9 Herring Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 32 Common Wood Pigeon, 1 Winter Wren, 52 Common Blackbird, 352 Fieldfare, 16 Redwing, 1 Great Tit, 6 Black-billed Magpie, 8 Carrion Crow, 61 Chaffinch, 12 European Goldfinch, 30 Lesser Redpoll.

03.12.10 (BPW) Jone's Cable and pit tip then to metal bridge and back via footpath. 4 Pink-footed Goose, 5 Grey Partridge NEF, 1 Common Pheasant, 1 Black-headed Gull, 13 Herring Gull heading W, 24 Great Black-backed Gull heading W, 80 Common Wood Pigeon, 1 Sky Lark, 1 White / Pied Wagtail, 5 Winter Wren, 2 Hedge Accentor, 3 European Robin, 68 Common Blackbird, 60 Fieldfare, 7 Song Thrush, 70 Redwing, 4 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 7 Black-billed Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 9 Chaffinch, 5 European Greenfinch, 2 European Goldfinch, 2 Common Bullfinch pair, 1 Reed Bunting, 3 Lesser Redpoll.

30.11.10 (BPW) All to roost colliery area. 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Kestrel, 10 Common Pheasant, 12 Black-headed Gull, 8 Mew Gull, 20 Herring Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 325 Common Wood Pigeon, 2 Winter Wren, 1 European Robin, 63 Common Blackbird, 198 Fieldfare, 73 Redwing, 2 Blue Tit, 6 Great Tit, 10 Black-billed Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 688 Chaffinch, 98 European Greenfinch, 9 European Goldfinch, 2 Common Bullfinch, 4 Lesser Redpoll.

26.11.10 (BPW) All from sheep field near colliery/footpath. 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk fm, 1 Common Kestrel, 5 Grey Partridge, 121 European Golden Plover in field, 38 Northern Lapwing in field, 40 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mew Gull, 150 Common Wood Pigeon in field, 1 Common Kingfisher flew along footpath going W, 14 Black-billed Magpie, 5 European Goldfinch, 10 Common Bullfinch field edges.

21-23.11.10 (KB). 5 Goosander WPS. 21-Nov-10 2 Peregrine Falcon GM. 23-Nov-10 1 Peregrine Falcon F. 22-Nov-10

20.11.10 (BPW). 3 Whooper Swan over F going N, 2 Stonechat near P.

20.11.10 (WHP). 2 Whooper Swan F, 11 Eurasian Wigeon F, 100 Eurasian Teal F, 1 Eurasian Marsh Harrier ad male, 20 European Golden Plover heading S, 100 Northern Lapwing F, 2 Stonechat m and fm road. 1 Great Grey Shrike song heard from MM but not seen,

THE EAGLE MYSTERY IS SOLVED! It is a pet GOLDEN EAGLE flown over here, and not always returning the same night! No doubt causing the owner a sleepless night!

20.11.10 (BPW) from pit tip last hour for roost. 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 10 Common Pheasant, 35 European Golden Plover, 5 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 100 Common Wood Pigeon, 1 Green Woodpecker, 6 White / Pied Wagtail, 8 Common Blackbird, 104 Fieldfare, 20 Redwing, 14 Black-billed Magpie, 8 Carrion Crow, 281 Chaffinch, 3 European Greenfinch, 9 European Goldfinch, 1 Yellowhammer.

19.11.10 (WHP). 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk with prey WP, 2 Stonechat road, 5 Willow Tit, 70 Lesser Redpoll.

15.11.10 (BPW).

14.11.10 (JGH). 1 Hen Harrier ringtail WP pm, 1 Barn Owl pm Limberlost, 1000 Fieldfare WP to roost.

14.11.10 (BPW). 2 Mallard, 16 Black-headed Gull going over W to roosts, 1 Mew Gull going over W to roosts, 60 Herring Gull going over W to roosts, 11 Great Black-backed Gull going over W to roosts, 2 Little Owl dueting in poplars, Recreation Ground, 1 White / Pied Wagtail, 6 Common Blackbird, 75 Fieldfare to roost ca, 2 Song Thrush to roost ca, 38 Redwing to roost ca, 76 Chaffinch to roost ca, 1 European Greenfinch to roost ca, 7 European Goldfinch, 7 Lesser Redpoll.

13.11.10 (BPW). 1 Great Cormorant high going N, 2 Mallard, 1 Common Pheasant, 28 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mew Gull, 12 Herring Gull, 13 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Common Wood Pigeon, 1 Little Owl Recreation ground poplars, 1 White / Pied Wagtail, 1 Winter Wren, 1 Hedge Accentor, 1 European Robin, 4 Common Blackbird to roost ca, 55 Fieldfare to roost ca, 19 Redwing to roost ca, 3 Black-billed Magpie 2 Carrion Crow, 75 Chaffinch to roost ca, 3 European Greenfinch to roost ca, 8 European Goldfinch to roost ca, 2 Common Linnet to roost ca, 2 Yellowhammer to roost ca.

12.11.10 (JGH). 6 Woodcock IM.

10-11.11.10 (BPW). 1 Eurasian Marsh Harrier imm male IM, 2 Common Redshank F opposite GB, 1 Brambling over Bank Top calling, 18 Grey Partridge fields nr P (10.11.10)

07.11.10 (WHP). 5 Whooper Swan also 2 later F, 200 Pink-footed Goose, 4 Eurasian Wigeon F, 300 Eurasian Teal, 2 Northern Pintail m & fm F, 25 Northern Shoveler F, 4 Eurasian Marsh Harrier ad m, 2fm, 1 juv, 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Snipe, 1 Stonechat road, 250 Fieldfare, 120 Redwing, 30 Long-tailed Tit, 500 Common Starling, 2 Eurasian Siskin. 07.11.10 (BPW). 5 Whooper Swan off F went E, later 3 others over, 300 Pink-footed Goose skeins all over, 6 Greylag Goose, 350 Eurasian Teal, 18 Mallard, 1 Northern Pintail imm/fm on F, 2 Northern Shoveler pr on F, 4 Eurasian Marsh Harrier from roost F, 3 cc 1 male, 1 Hen Harrier male nr S bend in road midday, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 4 Common Buzzard high over WP midday, 12 Northern Lapwing, 32 Common Snipe, 1 Common Redshank on F GB, 56 Black-headed Gull on F N of GB mainly, 5 Mew Gull on F N of GB mainly, 86 Herring Gull over E to roosts, 49 Great Black-backed Gull over E to roosts, 40 Common Wood Pigeon, 1 Barn Owl Broadbent Gate Road at dusk, 9 Sky Lark, 3 Meadow Pipit, 1 White / Pied Wagtail, 5 Winter Wren, 1 Hedge Accentor, 10 European Robin, 2 Stonechat a pair nr platform, later along road, 5 Common Blackbird, 268 Fieldfare small parties everywhere, 1 Song Thrush, 42 Redwing, 2 Goldcrest, 3 Willow Tit GB, 2 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 1 Great Grey Shrike nr platform early am chased mipit way to S, not seen again, 8 Black-billed Magpie to roost ca, 12 Carrion Crow, 360 Common Starling coming in low and fast across moors from E, 61 Chaffinch to roost ca, 4 European Greenfinch to roost ca, 1 European Goldfinch to roost ca, 1 European Goldfinch, 3 Common Linnet to roost ca, 4 Common Bullfinch 2 ca 2 GB, 1 Yellowhammer, 8 Reed Bunting, 28 Lesser Redpoll.

05.11.10 (RW). 200 Pink-footed Goose, 3 Eurasian Marsh Harrier cc and imm m, 1 Hen Harrier ringtail, 2 Stonechat pr, 1 Great Grey Shrike.

04.11.10 (JH, RM). 1 Hen Harrier ringtail W end Blackwater Dyke, 1 Great Grey Shrike W end Blackwater Dyke.

03.11.10 (CE). 1 Great Grey Shrike GMT (1 also seen near platform MM).

03.11.10 (BPW). 3 Eurasian Marsh Harrier to roost N of Road (2cc, 1 male)

03.11.10 (JGH). 2 Snow Bunting Goole Moor.

02.11.10 (BPW). 150 Pink-footed Goose 1 Common Snipe 1 Common Redshank calling over F, 2 Stonechat W end S&PD, 36 Fieldfare 1 Willow Tit GB, 1 Snow Bunting 1st W, S bend nr GB at 15.20.

01.11.10 (BPW). 18 Grey Partridge, 24 Sky Lark, 18 Fieldfare, 30 Redwing, 1Snow Bunting 1st W, N of S bend on Fisons' Road at 16.15.

28.10.10 (IM, MO). Great Grey Shrike. It was about 1/4 mile west of the platform on Thorne.

27.10.10 (BPW). 1 Jack Snipe flew from under tractor wheel few metres to Shearburn & Pitts Drain 1 Peregrine F, 1 Eurasian Marsh Harrier imm male.

24.10.10 (anon.) no details. Rough-legged Buzzard 1 Waxwing 2,500 Pink-footed Geese N end Moors.

 Great Grey Shrike 20.10.10 (Rob Watson)































 

Great Grey Shrike 20.10.10 (Rob Watson)

20.10.10 (RW). 14 Pink-footed Goose, 3 Eurasian Marsh Harrier, 2 Common Kestrel, 1 Stonechat MDM, 120 Fieldfare, 1 Great Grey Shrike MM.

20.10.10 (BPW). 11 Whooper Swan F, 1 Common Kingfisher TWD.

19.10.10 (PH, BS). 300 Pink-footed Goose, 70 Greylag Goose, 25 Eurasian Teal, 150 Mallard, 1 Eurasian Marsh Harrier cc, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Merlin fm, F, 3 Common Pheasant, 200 Black-headed Gull, 20 Common Wood Pigeon, 1 Green Woodpecker, 8 Sky Lark, 4 Meadow Pipit, 1 Winter Wren, 1 European Robin, 1 Common Blackbird, 19 Fieldfare, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Willow Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Great Grey Shrike MM, 1 Black-billed Magpie, 1 Carrion Crow, 1 Chaffinch, 30 European Goldfinch, 1 Common Bullfinch, 6 Reed Bunting. Also Fox.

18.10.10 (BPW). 1 Hen Harrier male F nr P, 2 Stonechat m & fm FR N at SOMT, 50 Fieldfare F, 20 Redwing F, 14 Long-tailed Tit GB, 8 Blue Tit GB, 4 Eurasian Siskin GB, 18 Lesser Redpoll GB.

17.10.10 (CH)

Great Grey Shrike 17.10.10 (Chris Halstead)



















 

Great Grey Shrike 17.10.10 (Chris Halstead)

300 Pink-footed Geese, 200 Greylag, 30 Teal, 1 Peregrine, 1 fm Marsh Harrier, 2 Common Buzzard, 8 Whooper Swan took off from the flood workings near Will Pits wood and headed E over Crowle Moor. 2 Great Tits, 1 Great Grey Shrike high in the trees along the path between the viewing platform and the Natural England shed (MT), 8 Robins, 30 Mallards, 3 Greater Black-backed Gulls, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Chiffchaff, many Sky Lark and Reed Buntings flying along the paths (all around flooded workings and WP area), 10 Grey Partridge (Colliery area).

Also possibly the eagle with a smaller Marsh Harrier hunting 500m away, circling high over Fison's Road north near Creyke's.

15.10.10 (JH). 1 Great Grey Shrike in the trees along the MT.

15.10.10 (BPW). 18 Fieldfare over Creykes, 2 Redwing with them, many Sky Lark moving.

14.10.10 (RW) Pink-footed Geese - late morning NW moors 700 left NW in three skeins + 600 at rest Flooded workings. Mid afternoon 500 in two skeins across moors. 1 Peregrine S across moors, 1 Merlin flooded workings, 2 cc Marsh Harriers, 5 Snipe, Also small numbers Lesser Redpoll.

13.10.10 (BPW). 1 Redwing.

11.10.10 (via JJ). EAGLE sp. FLEW FROM W, DWARFING AN ACCOMPANYING BUZZARD, LANDED ON GOOLE FIELDS 14.00, NOT SEEN SINCE.

11.10.10 (BPW). 2 Barn Swallow.

09.10.10 (CH) 500 Greylag, 2 Marsh Harrier WP area, 30 redwing along Fisons’ Road 20 redpoll along FR, 1 Kestrel over GB. 8 stags (all over WP) and group of 10+ hinds in fields adjacent to WP. 1 stag has no tines and just 2 long antlers = dangerous fellow!

09.10.10 (WHP). 1000 Pink-footed Goose, 400 Greylag Goose, 4 Barnacle Goose down on F with Pinks before flying E (WHP), 1 Dunlin, 1 Common Greenshank, 1 Barn Swallow, 100 Redwing, 3 Common Chiffchaff, 120 Lesser Redpoll.

08.10.10 (RW). 100 Pink-footed Geese arrived noon from south landed flooded workings N of Fisons Rd. left NE at 1.10pm. 80 arrived from N at 2.15pm circled moors and landed NW moors. 2.20pm 40 arrived from N circled but did not land left to NE. 2 Marsh Harrier (m.+ cc.), 1 Kestrel, 1 Greenshank, 4 Golden Plover, 1 Snipe, Roaring Stag - Will Pits. Also Yellowhammers Bullfinch Willow tits.

02.10.10 (WHP). 1000 Pink-footed Goose, 550 Greylag Goose, 4 Eurasian Marsh Harrier, 2 Peregrine Falcon m and fm, 20 Northern Lapwing F, 4 Dunlin, 4 Ruff, 55 Sky Lark, 10 Common Chiffchaff WP mainly, 2 Coal Tit, 1 Brambling, 4 Eurasian Siskin.

02.10.10 (CH). 1000 Greylag Goose prob more inc. white birds, 2 Eurasian Marsh Harrier, 20 Northern Lapwing F, 4 Carrion Crow.

01.10.10 (BPW). 2 Eurasian Marsh Harrier m and fm, 3 Sky Lark.

30.09.10 (BPW). 2 Common Snipe, 8 Barn Swallow, 1 Stonechat m W end GMT, 3 Willow Tit, 200 Northern Lapwing.

29.09.10 (BPW). 3 Barn Swallow.

28.09.10 (BPW). 300 Greylag Goose F, 1 Eurasian Marsh Harrier cc, 1 Ringed Plover F, 1 Grey Plover going N over F calling, 8 Common Snipe 1Mediterranean Gull adult going W over F late morning, 20 Lesser Black-backed Gull 8 Sky Lark Crowle fields, 1 Barn Swallow 30 House Martin 1 Willow Tit WP, 2 Eurasian Siskin WP, 1 Common Bullfinch WP, 35 Lesser Redpoll WP.

26.09.10 (WHP). 20 Pink-footed Goose 1000 Acre F, 1 Eurasian Marsh Harrier fm, 3 Ringed Plover F, 5 Dunlin F, 6 Common Chiffchaff WP, ca, 1 Coal Tit ca.

23.09.10 (BPW). 1 Great Cormorant S, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 5 Eurasian Collared Dove horse paddock nr recreation ground, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Sky Lark, 50 Barn Swallow very high in ball moving S fast, 2 Meadow Pipit, 3 White / Pied Wagtail, 6 European Robin, 2 Common Blackbird, 1 Common Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 1 Eurasian Jay, 10 Chaffinch, 10 European Goldfinch, 2 Common Bullfinch.

22.09.10 (RW) Crowle Moor: 1 Common Buzzard, 1 GS Woodpecker(m) juvenile, Thorne Moors: 50+ Pink -footed Geese (Flooded Workings west of Will Pits) resting and still present at 1.30pm. 1 Wheatear juv.(Fisons Road), 1 Common Buzzard (Will Pits), 1 Hobby (Flooded workings), 1 Peregrine falcon (Flooded workings), 5 Marsh Harrier (3 soaring in north + 2 cc hunting), 2 Kestrels, 15 Swallows south over moors,

21.09.10 (BPW) all colliery area and Inkle Moor. 3 Eurasian Marsh Harrier together NEF 2cc, 1m, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Common Pheasant, 15 Northern Lapwing, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Stock Pigeon, 8 Common Wood Pigeon, 1 European Turtle Dove NEF, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Sky Lark, 30 Barn Swallow, 10 House Martin, 8 Meadow Pipit, 4 Winter Wren, 6 Hedge Accentor, 8 European Robin, 8 Common Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Common Whitethroat, 2 Garden Warbler, 3 Blackcap 1m, 2 fm type, 1 Common Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Willow Tit, 6 Blue Tit, 6 Great Tit, 3 Eurasian Jay, 13 Black-billed Magpie, 3 Carrion Crow, 12 Chaffinch, 18 European Goldfinch, 2 Eurasian Siskin, 32 Common Linnet, 4 Common Bullfinch 2 ca, 2 IM, 6 Yellowhammer, 8 Reed Bunting, 1 Lesser Redpoll.

20.09.10 (BPW). 1 Pink-footed Goose feral with Greylags WPS, 70 Greylag Goose WPS, 1 Common Shelduck F, 140 Eurasian Teal F, 60 Mallard F, 2 Northern Shoveler F, 1 Eurasian Marsh Harrier 3rd yr male F, 1 Common Kestrel, 2 Ringed Plover F, 2 Dunlin F, 1 Common Snipe F, 20 Stock Pigeon BT, 159 Barn Swallow, 26 House Martin, 20 Meadow Pipit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Willow Tit GB.

18.09.10 (WHP). 38 Pink-footed Goose from E flew W, 3 Eurasian Marsh Harrier 1m, 1fm, 1 juv, 4 Dunlin F, 1 Ruff F, 300 Barn Swallow, 5 Common Chiffchaff ca, 200 European Goldfinch NEF.

18.09.10 (BPW). 2 Great Cormorant over F, 24 Pink-footed Goose inc 1 feral with Greylags F, 44 Greylag Goose F, 3 Eurasian Marsh Harrier 2cc and 1 3rd yr male F, 2 Eurasian Sparrowhawk F, 1 Common Buzzard, 4 Common Kestrel, 2 Ringed Plover F, 4 Dunlin F, 2 Common Snipe F, 10 Stock Pigeon BT, 1 Sky Lark, 90 Barn Swallow over F going W, 90 House Martin over F going W, 20 Meadow Pipit F, 1 Yellow Wagtail F, 3 European Robin WP, 4 Common Blackbird WP, 1 Willow Tit WP, 6 Blue Tit WP, 2 Great Tit WP, 1 Eurasian Jay WP, 1 Eurasian Jackdaw going W over F, 60 Carrion Crow, 2 Eurasian Tree Sparrow going W over BT to fields calling, 6 European Goldfinch WP, 1 Common Bullfinch WP.

17.09.10 (BPW). 46 Greylag Goose, 180 Eurasian Teal F, 70 Mallard F, 1 Northern Pintail fm F, 2 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Kestrel, 1 Water Rail seen well F, 4 Ringed Plover F, 9 Northern Lapwing F, 7 Dunlin F, 13 Black-headed Gull F, 80 Lesser Black-backed Gull fields Creykes, 2 Yellow-legged Gull fields Creykes, 6 Herring Gull fields Creykes, 1 Great Black-backed Gull fields Creykes, 50 Common Wood Pigeon, 80 Barn Swallow moving W over F, 5 House Martin moving W over F, 35 Meadow Pipit, 2 Winter Wren, 2 Common Blackbird, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Eurasian Jay, 60 Carrion Crow, 3 Common Bullfinch WP.

16.09.10 (PH and BS). 1 Common Greenshank F, 150 Mallard, 40 Meadow Pipit GM, 100 Barn Swallow F, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker GB, 20 Common Wood Pigeon, 1 Common Snipe F, 3 Winter Wren, 500 Greylag Goose mainly WPS, 3 Hedge Accentor, 50 Eurasian Teal, 2 Eurasian Marsh Harrier cc F and GM, 27 Pink-footed Goose mainly WPS, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk WP, 1 Common Kestrel GM, 5 Common Pheasant, 2 Ringed Plover F, 1 White / Pied Wagtail, 3 European Robin, 1 Northern Wheatear Fisons Road, 2 Common Blackbird, 1 Common Chiffchaff WP, 4 Willow Warbler GM and WP, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Willow Tit WP, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Eurasian Jay WP, 2 Black-billed Magpie, 10 Carrion Crow, 6 Chaffinch, 10 European Goldfinch RH Farm, 5 Common Bullfinch WP and GM, 4 Reed Bunting GM.

16.09.10 (BPW). 1 Little Egret flew low W over F 10.00, 7 Pink-footed Goosegoing W over F and calling, 2 Greylag Goose, 1 Eurasian Marsh Harrier cc F, 2 Common Kestrel, 2 Common Pheasant, 2 Ringed Plover F, 1 Dunlin F, 4 Ruff F, 1 Common Snipe F, 1 Common Greenshank F, 1 Green Sandpiper F, 1 Wood Sandpiper SOMT F,

 Wood Sandpiper 05.09.10

























 

1 Herring Gull over, 24 Common Wood Pigeon, 1 Green Woodpecker ca, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker F, 1 Sky Lark, 9 House Martin F, 120 Meadow Pipit static, 1 Yellow Wagtail F, 3 Winter Wren, 1 Northern Wheatear 1st wtr SOMT then road, 1 Common Chiffchaff ca, 2 Willow Tit ca, 1 Eurasian Jay, 10 Carrion Crow, 8 Chaffinch, 2 Common Bullfinch GB and 3 Roe Deer at P.

12.09.10 (WHP). 1 Common Swift, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Eurasian Reed Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Common Whitethroat, 8 Common Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest first this year!, 3 Willow Tit, 1 Eurasian Siskin going W.

11.09.10 (WHP). 300 Eurasian Teal, 2 Eurasian Marsh Harrier adult fm and cc, 1 Common Buzzard, 3 Eurasian Hobby, 1 Water Rail, 5 Ruff, 1 Common Greenshank, 1 Yellow-legged Gull adult on F, 1 European Turtle Dove ca, 1Whinchat.

09.09.10 (RW). 10am - 1pm North Western moors. Spotted Flycatcher near moors entrance gate. 6 Kestrels 1 Sparrowhawk 6 Hobbies 3 cc Marsh Harrier 2 Buzzard 2 Peregrine Falcon - one carrying prey and being harrassed by second Peregrine both going to ground and later both flying away chasing each other away to north. 1 Grey Heron accross moors to east. 1 Chiffchaff singing Many feeding Swallows.

06.09.10 (BPW). 2 Great Cormorant over F, 9 Common Shelduck F, 1 Eurasian Wigeon eclipse male F, 140 Eurasian Teal F, 18 Mallard F, 4 Northern Shoveler F, 1 Tufted Duck female F, 2 Eurasian Marsh Harrier cc F, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Kestrel, 18 Ringed Plover F N of GB, 11 Dunlin F N of GB, 1 Common Snipe F N of GB, 1 Common Greenshank F N of GB, 70 Black-headed Gull, 2 Mew Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 9 Stock Pigeon, 8 Common Wood Pigeon, 1 Common Swift GM then over F, 3 Sand Martin, 43 Barn Swallow, 14 Meadow Pipit, 1 White / Pied Wagtail, 1 Winter Wren, 1 European Robin, 1 Common Redstartfm public footpath opposite colliery buildings, 1 Common Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush IM, 1 Sedge Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat, 2 Blue Tit, 3 Black-billed Magpie, 28 Carrion Crow, 50 Chaffinch fields, 40 European Goldfinch fields, 22 Common Linnet fields, 2 Common Bullfinch P, 6 Reed Bunting.

05.09.10 (BPW). 8 Greylag Goose, 1 Common Shelduck F N of GB, 4 Eurasian Marsh Harrier 2cc, 2 males at least, 4 Common Buzzard left singly from LM hedge as I walked dawn, 3 Common Kestrel, 2 Eurasian Hobby 1 CM, 1 F N GB, 2 Peregrine Falcon imm LM, adult m F, 2 Common Pheasant, 15 Ringed Plover scattered F, 1 Northern Lapwing, 31 Dunlin scattered F, 2 Common Snipe, 1 Spotted Redshank summer plummage, over F N of GB calling, 4 Common Greenshank scattered F, 3 Green Sandpiper scattered F, 3 Wood Sandpiper together now E end F, 1100 Black-headed Gull in ploughed field P/IM, 4 Mew Gull, 54 Lesser Black-backed Gull in ploughed field P/IM, 2 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull F N of GB, 4 Rock Pigeon, 8 Stock Pigeon, 40 Common Wood Pigeon, 3 European Turtle Dove 2 edge LM, 1 rhodos GB, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker IM, 1 Sky Lark road N S+CM, 60 Barn Swallow most high above colliery spoil mounds, 18 House Martin most high above colliery spoil mounds, 75 Meadow Pipit GM mainly, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 1 White / Pied Wagtail, 1 Hedge Accentor ca, 4 European Robin, 2 Common Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush IM, 6 Common Whitethroat, 2 Common Chiffchaff 1 IM 1 WP, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Eurasian Jay A, 40 Carrion Crow GM, 84 Common Starling with gulls in ploughed field P/IM, 32 Chaffinch P roost, 80 European Goldfinch ca, LM, 20 Common Linnet LM, 3 Common Bullfinch WP, 2 Yellowhammer, 12 Reed Bunting and a Roe Deer and fawn at P.

04.09.10 (BPW). 1 Eurasian Marsh Harrier ca, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk ca, 1 Common Kestrel ca, 2 Eurasian Hobby ca, 1 Common Greenshank high over ca, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull ca, 1 Herring Gull ca, 3 Stock Pigeon ca, 10 Common Wood Pigeon ca, 9 Sand Martin ca, 20 Barn Swallow ca, 12 House Martin ca, 1 Meadow Pipit ca, 1 Winter Wren, 1 Hedge Accentor ca, 1 Northern Wheatear 1st wtr ca spoil mounds, 3 Black-billed Magpie ca, 3 Carrion Crow ca, 8 Chaffinch ca, 200 European Goldfinch NEF, 2 Common Linnet ca, 2 Reed Bunting ca.

03.09.10 (Kevin Bull). 8 Eurasian Marsh Harrier to roost F north of GB. A NEW MOORS ALL TIME MAXIMUM.

03.09.10 (BPW). Today due to time considerations and early fog, I decided to forsake the scope and tripod in favour of some bush bashing, to get last of summer migrants. These included a few warblers, Swift and a long perched in open Turtle Dove, if only I had a camera! Three Wood Sandpipers was nice, giving 'gip' alarm calls, but best of all was the Little Owl that some dog walkers told me about. There had been rumours of Little Owl at Rec for over a year, now finally found where they are, again another dead easy photo shot, very approachable. 6 Eurasian Teal F, 41 Mallard P, 1 Eurasian Marsh Harrier cc F, 1 Common Buzzard F, 8 Common Pheasant, 2 Common Moorhen , 1 Ringed Plover over P, 14 Common Snipe F, 2 Common Greenshank F, 3 Wood Sandpiper together GB F, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Rock Pigeon ca, 1 Stock Pigeon, 90 Common Wood Pigeon F, 1 European Turtle Dove perched GB, 1 Little Owl recreation ground, perched in lowest branch of poplar at back of Recreation ground nr footpath, 2 Common Swift F, 2 Green Woodpecker ca, 2 Sand Martin F, 37 Barn Swallow F, 9 House Martin F, 17 Meadow Pipit F, 2 White / Pied Wagtail, 8 Winter Wren, 10 European Robin, 9 Common Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush ca, 12 Common Whitethroat , 1 Garden Warbler P, 3 Blackcap ca, IM, 2 Common Chiffchaff , 1 Willow Warbler imm autumn P, 2 Long-tailed Tit , 5 Willow Tit 3 IM, 1 P, 1 ca, 4 Blue Tit , 4 Great Tit, 2 Eurasian Jay GB, 6 Black-billed Magpie, 6 Carrion Crow F, 3 Common Starling, 20 Chaffinch, 60 European Goldfinch NEF, 20 Common Linnet P, 9 Reed Bunting.

02.09.10 (PCR). 1 Eurasian Marsh Harrier cc mobbed by crows WP, 40 Meadow Pipit GM, 2 Northern Wheatear fm GM.

02.09.10 (BPW). 1 Little Egret F came from N and went W, 40 Mallard F, 2 Northern Shoveler F, 1 Tufted Duck fm F, 6 Eurasian Marsh Harrier 3 cc together and 2 moulting/3rd yr m and ad m F, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk F, 1 Common Buzzard F, 1 Common Kestrel F, 2 Eurasian Hobby F, 6 Common Pheasant , 1 Common Moorhen , 17 Ringed Plover F, 95 Northern Lapwing F, 5 Dunlin F, (C.a.alpina probably due to size and long bills) 1 Ruff F, 2 Common Greenshank F, 1 Green Sandpiper F, 1 Wood Sandpiper F east of 1000 Acre Drain, 5 Stock Pigeon, 6 Common Wood Pigeon, 4 Common Swift F, 2 Green Woodpecker ca, 4 Sand Martin F, 20 Barn Swallow F, 1 House Martin F, 86 Meadow Pipit F, 7 Yellow Wagtail F, 2 White / Pied Wagtail F, 4 Winter Wren, 1 European Robin, 1 Mistle Thrush ca, 6 Sedge Warbler F, 1 Common Chiffchaff ca, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Eurasian Jay GB, 1 Black-billed Magpie, 6 Carrion Crow, 8 Chaffinch, 60 European Goldfinch NEF, 20 Common Linnet NEF, 2 Common Bullfinch GB, 8 Yellowhammer ca, 16 Reed Bunting, and Common Lizar GB F.

30.08.10 (CE). 1 Hen Harrier GM

28, 29, 30.08.10 (WHP). 1 Common Chiffchaff , 1 Eurasian Reed Warbler F, 2 Common Greenshank F, 20 Dunlin F, 2 Wood Sandpiper F, 2 Peregrine Falcon , 500 Greylag Goose , 2 Merlin going towards moors, 10 Common Swift , 2 Eurasian Hobby F, 4 Eurasian Marsh Harrier.

28.08.10 (BPW). 136 Eurasian Teal F, 18 Mallard F, 2 Eurasian Marsh Harrier 1cc 1ad m F, 3 Common Kestrel 1 Eurasian Hobby over WP wood, 16 Ringed Plover F, 12 Northern Lapwing F, 3 Dunlin F, 5 Common Snipe F, 15 Whimbrel F, going W low, few calls distant and windy, can't rule out juv Curlews (all small bills), 7 Common Greenshank 4 GBS, 3F, 2 Green Sandpiper F, 75 Lesser Black-backed Gull F, going W, 2 Herring Gull F, going W, 1 Great Black-backed Gull F, going W, 30 Common Wood Pigeon 59 Common Swift F, going W, other hirundines/swifts too far fo ID, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker recreation ground 50 Sand Martin F, going W, other hirundines/swifts too far fo ID, 57 Barn Swallow F, going S, other hirundines/swifts too far fo ID, 18 House Martin F, going W, other hirundines/swifts too far fo ID, 25 Meadow Pipit F, 3 Yellow Wagtail F, 3 Winter Wren 2 Willow Tit GB, 2 Blue Tit GB, 6 Carrion Crow 4 European Goldfinch 5 Common Linnet F, 2 Common Bullfinch GB, 10 Reed Bunting F and Roe Deer NEF.

27.08.10 (RW). 100 Greylag Goose F, 3 Eurasian Marsh Harrier 2cc, 1m F, 3 Eurasian Hobby F, 1 Eurasian Hobby Crowle Moor, 100 Northern Lapwing WPS, 4 Common Snipe WPS, 3 Common Greenshank F, 2 Green Sandpiper WPS, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker WPS, 2 Whinchat imm/fm F, 2 Sedge Warbler F, 2 Common Whitethroat F, 1 Common Bullfinch. Also Red Deer, Bog bush-Cricket, Migrant Hawker, Brown Hawker and Common Hawker Dragonflies, Black Darters + Butterflies - Painted Lady, Gatekeeper, Red Admiral, Small Tortoiseshell, Speckled Wood, Small Copper, Common Blue & Meadow Brown.

23.08.10 (BPW). 1 Little Grebe F N of road, 14 Greylag Goose F N of road, 40 Eurasian Teal F N of road, 12 Mallard F N of road, 2 Eurasian Marsh Harrier cc F N of road, 1 Eurasian Hobby adult GB, 2 Little Plover F N of road, 12 Ringed Plover F N of road, 7 Dunlin F N of road, 5 Ruff F N of road, 3 Common Snipe F N of road, 6 Common Greenshank F N of road, 4 Green Sandpiper GBS, F N of road, 19 Lesser Black-backed Gull F N of road, 1 Herring Gull F N of road, 20 Common Wood Pigeon 7 Common Swift over F going S, 42 Sand Martin came low in rain over F going N, 57 Barn Swallow came low in rain over F going N, 7 House Martin came low in rain over F going N, 10 Meadow Pipit , 5 Yellow Wagtail F N of road, 4 Winter Wren 2 European Robin 3 Sedge Warbler 3 Common Whitethroat 1 Common Chiffchaff GB, 2 Willow Warbler 2 Great Tit 6 Carrion Crow 12 Chaffinch 3 Common Bullfinch ca, GB, 7 Reed Bunting.

22.08.10 (SH). 7 Green Sandpiper F GB, 1 Common Sandpiper F GB.

19.08.10 (BPW). 18 Greylag Goose F N of road, 60 Eurasian Teal F N of road, 50 Mallard F N of road, 4 Eurasian Marsh Harrier 3 cc 1 3rd yr male F N of road, 2 Eurasian Sparrowhawk male chased Greenshanks! F N of road, 2 Common Buzzard over GB, 2 Common Kestrel F N of road, 1 Eurasian Hobby F N of road, 2 Peregrine Falcon both juv. fm F N of road, 6 Little Plover F N of road, 10 Ringed Plover F N of road, 120 Northern Lapwing F N of road, 3 Dunlin F N of road, 3 Ruff F N of road, 8 Common Snipe F N of road, 6 Common Greenshank F N of road, 4 Green Sandpiper F N of road, 8 Black-headed Gull landed at F, 94 Lesser Black-backed Gull many landed en masse at F, 1 Herring Gull Yellow-legged Gull adult probably more landed at F, 6 Herring Gull Herring type, landed at F, 1 Great Black-backed Gull probably more landed at F, 4 Stock Pigeon 4 Common Wood Pigeon 21 Common Swift over F going S, 8 Sand Martin over F going S, 3 Barn Swallow over F going S, others colliery buildings, 10 Yellow Wagtail F N of road, 1 White / Pied Wagtail 4 Winter Wren 3 Common Blackbird 1 Common Grasshopper Warbler singing NEF near GB, 4 Common Whitethroat 2 Willow Warbler ca, 80 Carrion Crow GM, 8 Chaffinch 20 European Goldfinch ca, 3 Common Bullfinch GB, 4 Yellowhammer and a Common Lizard ran across limestone road.

18.08.10 (Ian McDonald). 30 European Golden Plover.

17.08.10 (BPW). 2 Little Grebe F, 30 Eurasian Teal F, 138 Mallard F, 1 Northern Shoveler F, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk ca, 1 Common Kestrel F, 10 Common Pheasant 1 Water Rail GM, 1 Common Moorhen F, 2 Little Plover juvs F, 10 Ringed Plover F, 3 European Golden Plover over F, 16 Northern Lapwing F, 2 Dunlin F, 4 Ruff all juvs F, 16 Common Snipe F, 1 Eurasian Curlew F, 6 Common Greenshank F, 8 Green Sandpiper at least F, 11 Lesser Black-backed Gull over F, 1 Yellow-legged Gull 3rd winter over F, 3 Herring Gull over F, 9 Great Black-backed Gull over F, 6 Stock Pigeon Bank Top, 6 Common Wood Pigeon 1 European Turtle Dove over F, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1WP, 1ca, 3 Sky Lark F, 26 Sand Martin F, 18 Barn Swallow F also 20 colliery buildings, 42 Meadow Pipit F, 7 Yellow Wagtail 9 Winter Wren 4 Sedge Warbler F, 2 Lesser Whitethroat Bank Top, 6 Common Whitethroat 12 Willow Warbler F, 10 Long-tailed Tit 1 Willow Tit Bank Top, 12 Blue Tit Bank Top, 1 Black-billed Magpie 8 Carrion Crow 14 Chaffinch 16 Common Linnet F, 4 Common Bullfinch GB and ca, 9 Roe Deer (1 fawn) and 1 Stoat ca public footpath.

16.08.10 (PH, BS). 1 Eurasian Marsh Harrier male, 3 Eurasian Hobby, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 6 Common Greenshank F N of road, 4 Green Sandpiper F N of road, 1 Common Whitethroat, 2 Common Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Common Linnet.

15.08.10 (BPW). 40 Eurasian Teal F, 67 Mallard F, 3 Northern Shoveler F, 4 Eurasian Marsh Harrier 2cc, 1 imm male, 1 adult fm, F, 2 Common Buzzard 1 Common Kestrel 1 Peregrine Falcon adult fm W side WP, 3 Little Plover juvs F, 13 Ringed Plover F, 170 Northern Lapwing F, 4 Dunlin F, 1 Ruff juv F, 14 Common Snipe F, 6 Eurasian Curlew came from E one landed others N, F, 4 Common Greenshank F, 5 Green Sandpiper F, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull 8 Common Wood Pigeon 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker ca, 3 Sand Martin F, 60 Barn Swallow ca mainly, 6 Yellow Wagtail F, 1 White / Pied Wagtail F, 1 Winter Wren 1 Willow Tit ca, 2 Blue Tit 4 Carrion Crow 50 Common Starling F and a Roe Deer NEF. Waders are best viewed from the limestone road that runs E-W from Green Belt to Will Pits wood. They are usually at the back of the large pools N of the road, so while viewing from road a scope is recommended. It is possible to get around the far side by walking towards Will Pits and when opposite the S turning along Middle Moor Tram, instead go N (past the mound of granite road chips) towards some peat mounds overgrown with bracken. The pools on the right (E) are also good for waders. Once past the mounds turn left (W) and view from here. It is very overgrown however, and viewing from the top of the last mound is better (there is a track cut in the bracken at the back). Marsh Harriers are often to the N, and Hobby is best seen over N side of Will Pits wood (which is E), also looking E, the Peregrine haunts the W side of the wood and you know its hunting when the Lapwings etc get up.

14.08.10 (WHP). 2 Eurasian Marsh Harrier all cc, 1 Whinchat fm/juv, E end F from road, sadly the first record this year. 4 Ruff E end F from road, 10 Yellow Wagtail F, 3 Eurasian Hobby E end F from road, 1 Water Rail E end F from road, 2 Green Sandpiper E end F from road, 14 Ringed Plover E end F from road, 3 Common Greenshank E end F from road.

12.08.10 (PCR). 20 Eurasian Teal F, 1 Eurasian Marsh Harrier cc F, 3 Common Greenshank F, 4 Green Sandpiper F.

11.08.10 (BPW). 28 Eurasian Teal F, 182 Mallard F, 2 Eurasian Marsh Harrier cc F, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk fm F, 1 Eurasian Hobby NEF, 7 Ringed Plover F, 20 Northern Lapwing F, 6 Dunlin F, 8 Common Snipe F, 3 Common Greenshank F, 5 Green Sandpiper F, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Herring Gull Herring type, 8 Common Wood Pigeon, 1 European Turtle Dove GB, 1 Sky Lark F, 2 Barn Swallow ca, 6 Meadow Pipit, 1 Yellow Wagtail F, 2 White / Pied Wagtail F, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 2 Black-billed Magpie, 12 Carrion Crow, 4 European Goldfinch, 1 Common Bullfinch ca and two Roe Deer.

10.08.10 (06.30-16.00 BPW). 34 Greylag Goose, 7 Gadwall fm with young, F, 40 Eurasian Teal F, 56 Mallard F, 2 Eurasian Marsh Harrier creamcrown and 3rd yr male F, 2 Common Kestrel, 2 Eurasian Hobby F, 1 Peregrine Falcon fm WP, 10 Common Pheasant, 7 Ringed Plover F, 150 Northern Lapwing F, 6 Dunlin F, 1 Ruff juv, F, 58 Common Snipe F, largest flock 27, 1 Black-tailed Godwit F, 3 Common Greenshank F, 13 Green Sandpiper probably more, everywhere on F, 40 Black-headed Gull Crowle fields, 104 Lesser Black-backed Gull mainly F, 3 Herring Gull Herring type, mainly F, 4 Great Black-backed Gull mainly F, 4 Rock Pigeon, 14 Common Wood Pigeon, 5 Common Swift F, 2 Green Woodpecker juvs road at GB, 13 Barn Swallow F, and 3 colliery, 14 Meadow Pipit F, 9 Yellow Wagtail Floods, 5 White / Pied Wagtail Floods, 3 Winter Wren, 3 European Robin, 1 Common Blackbird, 1 Common Grasshopper Warbler F, 3 Sedge Warbler F, 10 Eurasian Reed Warbler, 14 Common Whitethroat, 8 Willow Warbler, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Willow Tit GB, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Eurasian Jay 1WP, 1GB, 2 Black-billed Magpie, 30 Carrion Crow, 2 Common Starling F, 10 Chaffinch, 12 European Goldfinch, 8 Common Linnet F, 1 Common Bullfinch GB, 50 Reed Bunting F and 4 Roe Deer.

07.08.10 (WHP). 300 Northern Lapwing 1 Common Redshank E end F from road, 1 Egyptian Goose with 14 Greylags W end F from road, NEW SPECIES FOR SITE, 3 Eurasian Hobby 1 Peregrine Falcon male, 2 Stonechat adult male and juv E end F from road, 100 Eurasian Teal E end F from road, 3 Eurasian Marsh Harrier 2 males, 1cc, E end F from road, 4 Dunlin E end F from road, 1 Green Woodpecker

03.08.10 (BPW). 2 Greylag Goose, 2 Eurasian Marsh Harrier juv and 3rd yr male, 2 Eurasian Hobby GB, 2 Common Pheasant, 200 Northern Lapwing, 2 Dunlin GBf, 26 Common Snipe visible many hidden, 2 Common Greenshank off GBf, 3 Green Sandpiper 2GBS, 1GBf, 5 Black-headed Gull imms GBf, 4 Mew Gull colliery compound, lamppost, 115 Lesser Black-backed Gull colliery compound, later some of same GBf, 4 Herring Gull type colliery compound, later some of same GBf, 2 Great Black-backed Gull colliery compound, later some of same GBf, 20 Common Wood Pigeon, 1 Common Cuckoo GB, 90 Common Swift over IM, 2 Green Woodpecker ca, GB, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker ca, 3 Sky Lark, 1 Sand Martin, 10 Barn Swallow ca, 3 Meadow Pipit, 1 White / Pied Wagtail, 1 Winter Wren, 4 European Robin, 1 Common Redstart fm Rhodo Path midday, 1 Stonechat fm/juv MMT, 4 Common Blackbird, 14 Eurasian Reed Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat male ca, 12 Common Whitethroat, 6 Willow Warbler, 1 Willow Tit GB, 2 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 3 Black-billed Magpie, 40 Carrion Crow, 5 Common Starling, 11 Chaffinch ca roost am, 4 European Goldfinch ca, 9 Common Linnet, 1 Common Bullfinch GB, 3 Yellowhammer, 10 Reed Bunting, also 2 Roe Deer and a Hare.

02.08.10 (BPW). 1 Little Grebe WPS, 1 Great Cormorant high circling S, 34 Greylag Goose, 6 Gadwall fm and 5 fledged young, 88 Eurasian Teal fm had 7 young, 43 Mallard, 2 Eurasian Marsh Harrier imm and 3rd yr m, 2 Common Kestrel, 1 Eurasian Hobby E side GM, 7 Common Pheasant, 200 Northern Lapwing, 7 Dunlin f from road , 30 Common Snipe 26 in one flock GBf, 1 Whimbrel on S&CM, 1 Green Sandpiper f, 1 Mew Gull ca lamppost, 2 Rock Pigeon, 6 Stock Pigeon, 30 Common Wood Pigeon, 80 Common Swift over GB and ca, 2 Green Woodpecker ca WP, 3 Sky Lark, 9 Sand Martin over GB, 300 Barn Swallow 16 Bank Top 250+ pit buildings, and others, 20 Meadow Pipit, 5 White / Pied Wagtail, 6 Winter Wren, 1 Hedge Accentor ca, 4 European Robin inc juvs, 4 Common Blackbird, 5 Common Grasshopper Warbler GM, MT, MDM, F, GBf, 2 Sedge Warbler, 12 Eurasian Reed Warbler, 3 Common Whitethroat, 4 Willow Warbler, 24 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Willow Tit ca, GB, 4 Blue Tit, 2 Black-billed Magpie, 55 Carrion Crow, 2 Chaffinch ca, 1 European Greenfinch ca, 4 European Goldfinch ca, 66 Common Linnet 38 in flock GM, 1 Common Bullfinch ca, 3 Yellowhammer 1S&CM, 2GM, 12 Reed Bunting, and 4 Roe Deer and a Hare.

01.08.10 (PA). 1 Eurasian Hobby Red House Farm.

01.08.10 (Chris Halstead). 3 Eurasian Teal, 48 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 9 Herring Gull type, 2 European Turtle Dove GB, 4 European Nightjar 2 imms GB, 4 European Goldfinch, and a Roe Deer.

31.07.10 (WHP). 2 Eurasian Marsh Harrier, 8 Eurasian Hobby, 1 Ruff, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Common Greenshank, 1 Green Sandpiper.

30.07.10 (BS). 2 Greylag Goose GM, 1 Gadwall GM, 94 Eurasian Teal GM, 7 Northern Shoveler GM, 5 Eurasian Marsh Harrier (1 male, 3 creamcrown, 1 juv), 1 Merlin juv GM, 2 Eurasian Hobby (1 ad, 1 juv), 8 Common Pheasant GM, 326 Northern Lapwing GM, 8 Dunlin GM, 1 Ruff GM, 8 Common Snipe GM, 4 Green Sandpiper GM, 1 Common Sandpiper GM, 1 Common Swift GM, 6 Barn Swallow GM, 2 Willow Tit with juvs Top Moor Farm, 13 Eurasian Tree Sparrow flew over WP.

28.07.10 (Chris Halstead) Nightjar ca.

26.07.10 (BPW). 500 Northern Lapwing f, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Common Wood Pigeon, 100 Common Swift IM, 6 Barn Swallow, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Common Grasshopper Warbler, 6 Eurasian Reed Warbler, 4 Common Whitethroat, 1 Common Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Chaffinch, 1 European Goldfinch, 4 Common Bullfinch GB, ca, 6 Reed Bunting, and 1 Roe Deer.

24.07.10 (WHP). 3 Eurasian Marsh Harrier, 1 Common Buzzard, 10 Eurasian Hobby, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Ruff fm/juv, 1 Common Greenshank, 3 European Turtle Dove, 2 European Nightjar, 2 Stonechat along road.

17.07.10 (WHP). 2 Eurasian Marsh Harrier cc and juv (WHP), 18 Eurasian Hobby some attacked Peregrine, 1 Peregrine Falcon juv fm, 40 Northern Lapwing, 1 Green Sandpiper.

12.07.10 (BS). 3 Little Grebe, 1 Great Crested Grebe imm WPS, 1 Common Shelduck, 1 Gadwall, 124 Eurasian Teal, 4 Northern Shoveler, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Eurasian Marsh Harrier, 3 Common Buzzard, 3 Common Moorhen, 70 Northern Lapwing GM, 13 Dunlin GM, 3 Common Snipe, 1 Common Greenshank GM, 8 Green Sandpiper GM, 1 Common Sandpiper GM, 300 Common Swift.

09.07.10 (BPW). 1 Little Grebe, 12 Mallard, 1 Tufted Duck fm, 1 Eurasian Marsh Harrier m f, 2 Common Kestrel, 4 Eurasian Hobby, 1 Common Pheasant, 1 Common Moorhen, 50 Northern Lapwing, 30 Black-headed Gull, 84 Lesser Black-backed Gull off GM f, 1 Herring Gull 2nd S off GM f, 1 Herring Gull poss 2, 2nd S off GM f, 6 Great Black-backed Gull off GM f, 8 Common Wood Pigeon, 6 European Turtle Dove 4GB (3 new areas), 2 over pit, 35 Common Swift, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker pit 2 Sand Martin E over f, 6 Barn Swallow 4 pit, 2 f, 6 Meadow Pipit, 1 White / Pied Wagtail 3 Winter Wren, 1 European Robin, 2 Common Blackbird, 3 Common Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 8 Eurasian Reed Warbler, 8 Common Whitethroat, 2 Blackcap, 3 Common Chiffchaff 2ca, 1 P, 1 Eurasian Jay, 22 Carrion Crow, 3 Chaffinch, 18 European Goldfinch pit, 2 Common Linnet, 5 Common Bullfinch 1ca, 2GB, 2 IM, 1 Yellowhammer ca, 12 Reed Bunting, Also 1 Roe Deer NEF.

06.07.10 pm (BS). 1 Little Grebe, 3 Grey Heron, 78 Eurasian Teal, 8 Northern Shoveler, 3 Eurasian Marsh Harrier ad m, fm, imm, 2 Common Buzzard, 13 Eurasian Hobby NE of GM, 4 Common Moorhen, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Mew Gull ad, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Little Owl old Swinefleet Mill, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 and juv WP, 2 Sand Martin, 2 Barn Swallow, 2 White / Pied Wagtail BT with nest 6 Eurasian Tree Sparrow old Swinefleet Mill.

06.07.10 am (BPW). 30 Eurasian Teal, 10 Mallard, 12 Northern Shoveler, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 4 Eurasian Hobby, 2 Common Pheasant, 1 Common Moorhen, 30 Northern Lapwin, 1 Black-tailed Godwit on f, 1 Green Sandpiper GB, 50 Black-headed Gull, 1 Mew Gull 2nd yr, 12 Lesser Black-backed Gull on f, 1 Yellow-legged Gull 2nd S on f with LBBG , 2 Great Black-backed Gull 1 2nd W/S, 1 3rd W on f, 4 Common Wood Pigeon, 11 European Turtle Dove 3GB, 6RP, 1CTP, 1ET, 1 Common Cuckoo, 12 Common Swift, 1 Sky Lark, 2 White / Pied Wagtail, 5 Winter Wren, 1 Hedge Accentor, 3 European Robin, 3 Stonechat 1m EB, m+fm MMT , 2 Common Blackbird, 3 Common Grasshopper Warbler 1SC, 1MMT 1LP, 5 Sedge Warbler, 14 Eurasian Reed Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat RP, 14 Common Whitethroat, 3 Blackcap, 4 Common Chiffchaff, 6 Willow Warbler, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 18 Carrion Crow, 2 Chaffinch, 25 European Goldfinch pit, 4 Common Linnet, 3 Common Bullfinch 1ca, 2GB, 3 Yellowhammer 1CT, 1MMT, 1GB, 12 Reed Bunting, Also 4 Roe Deer, 1 Fox CT. Lot of Large Heath MMT and EB. 05.07.10 (PCR) all floods near P 6 Eurasian Teal 1 Eurasian Marsh Harrier cc 61 Northern Lapwing 6 Reed Bunting

05.07.10 (BPW). 4 Little Egret low over f and GB going S 09.07. Though fairly regular in Doncaster still scarce over Thorne Moors 50 Eurasian Teal , 10 Mallard, 2 Eurasian Marsh Harrier m took BH Gull chick. and cc, 2 Common Kestrel, 4 Eurasian Hobby high over f or low over WP, 2 Common Pheasant, 1 Common Moorhen, 40 Northern Lapwing, 130 Black-headed Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Common Wood Pigeon, 4 European Turtle Dove 1WP, 3 RP, 1 Common Cuckoo, 8 Common Swift, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Sky Lark, 3 Sand Martin GM going N, 5 Barn Swallow, 10 Meadow Pipit, 1 Common Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Common Grasshopper Warbler GM, 3 Sedge Warbler, 10 Eurasian Reed Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Willow Tit GB, 14 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 2 Black-billed Magpie, 6 Carrion Crow, 1 Chaffinch, 2 European Goldfinch, 7 Common Linnet, 1 Common Bullfinch, 1 Yellowhammer, 6 Reed Bunting, Also 3 Red Deer fields N of CM.

03.07.10 pm (Anon.). 4 Eurasian Marsh Harrier 20 Eurasion Hobby again reported after emerging dragonfly swarm, 1 Peregrine Falcon small male, 9 Black-tailed Godwit on f, 1 Common Sandpiper.

28.06.10 pm (BPW). 2 Eurasian Teal , 4 Mallard, 1 Eurasian Marsh Harrier imm m f, 1 Eurasion Hobby over road with Peregrine, 1 Peregrine Falcon small male over road with Hobby, 25 Northern Lapwing f, 1 Common Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper f, 300 Black-headed Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull f, 4 Common Wood Pigeon, 30 Common Swift f, 10 Barn Swallow pit building inc young, 6 Meadow Pipit, 1 Yellow Wagtail f, 4 Winter Wren, 1 European Robin, 2 Common Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush pit building, 2 Common Grasshopper Warbler N of SOMT, 2 Sedge Warbler, 6 Eurasian Reed Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 2 Common Chiffchaff ca, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Chaffinch, 1 Common Linnet, 2 Common Bullfinch ca, 6 Reed Bunting, Also Fox on floods, and Red Admiral, Common Blue.

28.06.10 (R Hibbert, Les Corrall). 1 Eurasian Marsh Harrier, 2 European Turtle Dove, 2 Stonechat EB, 4 Spotted Flycatcher EB, Also 520 Large Heath, 2 Small Skipper, Common Blue.

23.06.10 night to 24th (BS). 3 Little Grebe, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Northern Shoveler, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Black-tailed Godwit summer pl f, 2 Eurasian Curlew GM, 400 Lesser Black-backed Gull f, 1 Herring Gull 2nd S roost f, 5 Yellow-legged Gull (a new maximum count) 2ad, 2 2nd S, 1 1st S roost f, 1 Great Black-backed Gull 1 1st S roost f, 4 European Turtle Dove 2 GB, 1 LP, 1 WPS, 2 European Nightjar S of road (night), 300 Common Swift, 2 Tree Pipit LP, 5 Willow Tit PBT, 3 Eurasian Jay, 2 Common Linnet LP, 2 Common Bullfinch GB, PBW, 1 Yellowhammer WPS, aLSO 2 young Foxes and an Adder on colliery roaad.

23.06.10 pm (BPW). 60 Eurasian Teal f, 6 Mallard, 8 Northern Shoveler, 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Eurasian Marsh Harrier both males, 2 Common Kestrel, 2 Eurasian Hobby high over f at 16.00 did not stay, 1 Common Pheasant, 4 Common Moorhen, 150 Northern Lapwing f and WPS, 600 Black-headed Gull inc. many fledged young, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull all imms, 2 Common Wood Pigeon, 5 European Turtle Dove 3RP, 1GB (seen), 1WP, 1ca, 3 Common Cuckoo, 60 Common Swift high S end, 2 Barn Swallow ca, 2 Common Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush WP, 2 Common Grasshopper Warbler f, 3 Sedge Warbler, 16 Eurasian Reed Warbler f and CTP mainly, 10 Common Whitethroat, 4 Garden Warbler WPS mainly, 6 Blackcap, 8 Common Chiffchaff, 20 Willow Warbler, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Carrion Crow, 2 Chaffinch, 1 European Greenfinch, 4 Common Linnet, 10 Common Bullfinch 4ca, 2GB, 2WP, 2WPS, 1 Yellowhammer ca, Also 2 fm Red Deer with spotted young on road in WP, and a Roe Deer MM.Other birders reported similar numbers of the species above (please send more details if you have them).

20.06.10 (LJD). 20 Hobbies. A new Yorkshire record!

18.06.10 evening and night (BS). 10 Tufted Duck, 2 Eurasian Hobby, 4 Common Moorhen with young WP and f, 300 Black-headed Gull with lots young, 10 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Herring Gull prob 1st yr YL Gull, 5 Common Cuckoo, 3 European Nightjar GB, 300 Common Swift, 1 Stonechat male nr platform, Red Fox 1 WP, Red Deer 2 WP, Roe Deer 3. Daubenton's Bat 1 prob this species GB

18.06.10 (BPW). 2 Grey Heron, 2 Common Shelduck, 10 Eurasian Teal, 30 Mallard, 4 Northern Shoveler, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Common Pheasant, 80 Northern Lapwing, 1 Common Snipe drummin g nr platform, 300 Black-headed Gull, 33 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Herring type gull, prob 2nd yr YLGull, 4 Common Wood Pigeon, 1 Common Cuckoo, 30 Common Swift, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Sky Lark, 1 Barn Swallow, 2 House Martin, 14 Meadow Pipit, 2 Winter Wren, 2 European Robin, 1 Stonechat m nr platform, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Common Grasshopper Warbler, 12 Eurasian Reed Warbler, 6 Common Whitethroat, 1 Garden Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 2 Common Chiffchaff, 17 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Great Tit, 1 Eurasian Jay, 2 Chaffinch, 4 Common Linnet, 6 Common Bullfinch ca, GB, 1 Yellowhammer, 16 Reed Bunting.

11.06.10 (WHP). 2 Spotted Flycatcher WP 2 Hobby 4 Marsh Harrier

11.06.10 (BPW). 2 Great Crested Grebe floods W end, 5 Greylag Goose MM and floods, WP, 8 Northern Shoveler MM and floods, WP, 3 Tufted Duck MM and floods, WP, 1 Eurasian Marsh Harrier MM and floods, WP a cc, 1 Common Snipe WP, 100 Black-headed Gull floods with many unfledged young, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull MM and floods, WP, 1 Stock Pigeon MM and floods, WP, 4 Common Wood Pigeon, 2 European Turtle Dove WP and ca, 10 Common Swift MM and floods, WP, 3 Common Grasshopper Warbler MM and floods, WP, 3 Sedge Warbler MM and floods, WP, 11 Eurasian Reed Warbler MM and floods, WP, 2 Garden Warbler MM and floods, WP, 4 Blackcap MM and floods, WP, 2 Common Chiffchaff MM and floods, WP, 15 Willow Warbler MM and floods, WP, 5 Willow Tit family WP 2 GB, 4 Carrion Crow , 2 Common Linnet MM and floods, WP, 1 Yellowhammer MM and floods, WP, 12 Reed Bunting MM and floods, WP.

02.06.10 (RW). 1 Eurasian Marsh Harrier fm, 4 Eurasian Hobby, 4 Great Spotted Woodpecker CM 2 pairs, one feeding, 1 Common Grasshopper Warbler CM.

26.05.10 Melvin Payne. 1 Garganey m from Melvyns Tram, 1 Common Redshank.

26.05.10 (BPW). 1 Eurasian Teal, 8 Mallard, 4 Northern Shoveler, 2 Eurasian Marsh Harrier imm m and fm, 1 Common Moorhen, 3 Northern Lapwing, 1 Common Wood Pigeon, 3 European Turtle Dove 2ca, 1RP, 3 Common Cuckoo, 200 Common Swift, 1 Sky Lark NE field, 4 Barn Swallow, 5 House Martin, 2 Winter Wren, 3 Common Blackbird, 4 Common Grasshopper Warbler 1 OP, 1MD, 1 W end f, 1P, 10 Sedge Warbler, 23 Eurasian Reed Warbler 1RP, 6CTP, 1MMT, 9f N of road, 2 MD, 1P, 3IMP, 5 Common Whitethroat, 2 Garden Warbler 1P, 1IMP, 4 Blackcap 2ca, 1P, 1IM, 7 Common Chiffchaff 2 Canals, 2P, 2LM, 1IMP, 1 Willow Warbler, 5 Great Tit, 2 Eurasian Treecreeper P, 2 Black-billed Magpie, 1 Carrion Crow, 2 Chaffinch, 3 European Goldfinch, 3 Yellowhammer 1GB, 2P, 6 Reed Bunting.

26.05.10 (JGH). 2 Eurasian Marsh Harrier, 2 Eurasian Hobby, 3 Stonechat EB,

25.05.10 (JGH). 1 Common Buzzard Creykes

17.05.10 (PH, PA, MG) Will Pits and NW side of Moors. 4 Tufted Duck , 1 Sky Lark , 5 Common Cuckoo , 1 Common Wood Pigeon , 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull , 1 Black-headed Gull , 4 Common Redshank , 20 Northern Lapwing , 18 Yellow Wagtail , 1 Common Pheasant , 20 Meadow Pipit , 1 Eurasian Teal , 4 Northern Shoveler , 1 Mallard , 6 Greylag Goose , 1 Yellowhammer , 2 Eurasian Marsh Harrier , 1 Willow Warbler , 1 Reed Bunting , 3 Common Bullfinch Will Pits, 1 European Goldfinch , 2 Common Linnet , 1 Chaffinch , 1 Carrion Crow , 1 Black-billed Magpie , 1 European Nightjar , 1 Common Chiffchaff , 1 European Robin , 7 Eurasian Reed Warbler , 1 Sedge Warbler , 1 Lesser Whitethroat Creykes, 1 Common Whitethroat , 1 Blackcap , 5 Garden Warbler , 1 Common Blackbird , 1 Song Thrush , 1 Great Tit .

17.05.10 (BPW night visit). 2 Eurasian Woodcock WP , 2 Tawny Owl WP , 2 Common Grasshopper Warbler SWD and MDM . No Nightingales.

night 15.05.10 (BPW). 2 Grey Partridge ca pit tip heard , 1 Song Thrush ca , 1 Common Grasshopper Warbler ca Bell's Pond , 2 Eurasian Reed Warbler ca Bell's Pond .

14.05.10 (Robert Broch) 1 Nightingale singing NW corner WP.

14.05.10 (BS) 6 Tufted Duck , 2 Eurasian Marsh Harrier , 1 Eurasian Hobby , 4 Common Snipe displaying Middle Moor , 4 European Turtle Dove , 1 Stonechat (BS) by platform , 1 Spotted Flycatcher by metal bridge ca, 19 Red Deer WP .

12.05.10 (Robert Broch) 1 Nightingale singing NW corner WP.

12.05.10 (PH, BT, MG). 4 Greylag Goose , 2 Eurasian Teal , 2 Mallard , 20 Northern Shoveler , 8 Tufted Duck , 3 Eurasian Marsh Harrier , 3 Common Kestrel , 2 Eurasian Hobby , 1 Common Pheasant , 20 Northern Lapwing , 1 Dunlin , 1 Whimbrel , 8 Common Redshank , 1 Common Sandpiper , 2 Black-headed Gull , 1 Common Wood Pigeon , 5 Common Cuckoo , 1 Long-eared Owl , 10 Common Swift , 1 Sand Martin , 1 Barn Swallow , 3 Tree Pipit , 2 Yellow Wagtail , 1 Winter Wren , 1 Hedge Accentor , 1 European Robin , 1 Common Blackbird , 1 Sedge Warbler , 5 Eurasian Reed Warbler , 1 Common Whitethroat , 1 Blackcap , 1 Common Chiffchaff , 1 Willow Warbler , 1 Blue Tit , 1 Great Tit , 1 Black-billed Magpie , 1 Carrion Crow , 1 Chaffinch , 1 European Goldfinch , 8 Common Linnet , 2 Common Bullfinch , 6 Yellowhammer , 1 Reed Bunting .

07.05.10 RW. 6 Hobby sightings 2 Wheatear Pair Stonechat 2 Marsh Harrier 1 Grasshopper Warbler 1 Redshank 16 Red Deer herd Large Red Damselflies Four-spotted Chasers 500 Round-leaved Sundew on one path

07.05.10 (Paul Leonard). 6 Arctic Terns overhead near the viewing platform, 3 Hobbies

07.05.10 RJS. 6 Hobby , 3 Eurasian Marsh Harrier , 2 Common Buzzard , 380 Common Swift , 4 Yellow Wagtail.

05.05.10 (Robert Broch) 1 Nightingale singing NW corner WP.

05.05.10 (Peter Hinks and Gooole Naturalists' Society) adult male Red-footed Falcon at W end Shoulder o' Mutton Tram, 1 Little Grebe , 2 Canada Goose , 1 Gadwall , 1 Eurasian Teal , 1 Mallard , 4 Northern Shoveler , 10 Tufted Duck , 3 Eurasian Marsh Harrier , 3 Common Kestrel , 1 Eurasian Hobby , 2 Grey Partridge , 1 Common Pheasant , 3 Northern Lapwing , 1 Black-headed Gull , 1 Common Wood Pigeon , 2 Eurasian Collared Dove , 3 Common Cuckoo , 1 Sky Lark , 2 Barn Swallow , 2 Meadow Pipit , 6 Yellow Wagtail , 1 Winter Wren , 1 European Robin , 1 Common Blackbird , 15 Sedge Warbler , 12 Eurasian Reed Warbler , 25 Common Whitethroat , 10 Blackcap , 8 Common Chiffchaff , 1 Willow Warbler , 1 Blue Tit , 1 Great Tit , 1 Black-billed Magpie , 1 Carrion Crow , 1 Eurasian Tree Sparrow , 1 Chaffinch , 15 European Goldfinch , 2 Common Bullfinch , 25 Reed Bunting.

01.05.10 (RJS) Middle Moor, Will Pits: Turtle Dove, 3 Hobby, male Hen Harrier, 2 Marsh Harrier cc and adult female, several Grasshopper Warbler, 40 Swift, several Sand Martin, 30 Swallow, female Wheatear also a Budgerigar (blue) Broadbent Gate Lane.

29.04.10 3hrs southern half, Ben Steel: 2 Jay, 1 Tawny Owl and 1 Fox at Elmhirst Pump, 1 Coal Tit along Limberlost Tram, 3 Tree Pipit (2 displaying) near lonesome pine, 1 Hobby, 6+ Cuckoo, Garden Warbler, 1 Water Rail by Viewing Tower, 1 Snipe

27.04.10 (06.00 to 12.50) BPW. Greylag Goose 16 , Canada Goose 2 , Common Shelduck 2 , Gadwall 3 1WPS, 2GM , Eurasian Teal 11 , Mallard 16 , Northern Shoveler 10 6WPS, 4GM , Tufted Duck 11 WPS , Eurasian Marsh Harrier 2 1m WPS, 1cc GM , Eurasian Sparrowhawk 2 1fm EP, 1 GM , Common Buzzard 3 2 S end, 1 N end , Common Kestrel 2 . Common Moorhen 1 , Common Coot 1 , Northern Lapwing 10 3WPS, 1CM, 6GM , Common Snipe 1 drumming PBM , Black-headed Gull 400 300 behind tractor Crowle N field, rest GMT W end , Lesser Black-backed Gull 11 going W , Stock Pigeon 4 , Common Wood Pigeon 6 , Common Cuckoo 2 , Green Woodpecker 1 colliery area , Sand Martin 1 colliery area , Barn Swallow 1 colliery area , Meadow Pipit 15 , Yellow Wagtail 1 , Winter Wren 20 , Hedge Accentor 1 , European Robin 8 , Northern Wheatear 3 1m EP, 2fm GMT , Common Blackbird 7 , Song Thrush 5 2 ca, 1PBW, 1WPS, 1WP , Mistle Thrush 1 colliery area , Common Grasshopper Warbler 14 3ca, 2MMT/PBT, 1MM, 1SWD 1WPS, 2WP, 4GM , Sedge Warbler 7 1ca, 2WP, 1SWD, 3GM , Eurasian Reed Warbler 7 2WP, 2SWD, 3 Long Meadow/IM , Lesser Whitethroat 1 colliery footpath , Common Whitethroat 28 3ca, 4PBT/MMT, 3PBW, 1WPS, 1WP, 1CM, 6WP, 1SWD, 8GM,1P, 1IM , Garden Warbler 4 WPS , Blackcap 14 3ca, 2EP, 3WP, 1GM, 2P, 3IM , Common Chiffchaff 15 2ca, 1EP, 1EW, 1LW, 1PBW, 1GM, 1P, 3IM, 3WPS, 1CM, , Willow Warbler 50 , Long-tailed Tit 2 , Coal Tit 2 EP , Blue Tit 5 , Great Tit 9 , Eurasian Jay 2 , Black-billed Magpie 1 , Carrion Crow 6 , Chaffinch 14 , European Greenfinch 1 colliery area , European Goldfinch 10 , Common Linnet 9 , Common Bullfinch 3 1CT, 2IM , Yellowhammer 6 , Reed Bunting 18.

26.04.10 PH, PA, BS. 1 Little Grebe , 10 Greylag Goose , 2 Canada Goose , 1 Eurasian Teal , 1 Mallard , 6 Northern Shoveler , 8 Tufted Duck , 1 Eurasian Marsh Harrier , 1 Common Pheasant , 1 Common Moorhen , 4 Northern Lapwing , 1 Black-headed Gull , 1 Common Wood Pigeon , 2 Eurasian Collared Dove , 2 Common Cuckoo , 2 Common Swift , 1 Green Woodpecker , 20 Sand Martin , 6 Barn Swallow , 2 Meadow Pipit , 20 Yellow Wagtail , 1 White / Pied Wagtail , 1 Winter Wren , 1 Hedge Accentor , 1 European Robin , 1 Common Blackbird , 2 Song Thrush , 2 Common Grasshopper Warbler , 4 Eurasian Reed Warbler , 1 Common Whitethroat , 6 Blackcap , 6 Common Chiffchaff , 20 Willow Warbler , 1 Long-tailed Tit , 1 Blue Tit , 1 Great Tit , 1 Black-billed Magpie , 1 Carrion Crow , 1 Chaffinch , 1 Common Bullfinch , 10 Reed Bunting , 1 Corn Bunting.

26.04.10 Ben Steel 9am To 4 pm N half of Moors 1 Mute Swan , 31 Greylag Goose , 4 Canada Goose , 2 Common Shelduck , 1 Eurasian Wigeon , 31 Gadwall , 85 Eurasian Teal , 58 Northern Shoveler , 6 Tufted Duck , 3 Eurasian Marsh Harrier , 2 Common Buzzard , 2 Eurasian Hobby , 1 Common Moorhen , 1 Little Plover , 32 Northern Lapwing , 2 Dunlin , 1 Common Snipe , 3 Common Redshank , 3 Common Cuckoo , 4 Common Swift , 2 Northern Wheatear.

26.04.10 JGH Inkle Moor and Bells. 1 Common Kestrel , 1 Common Pheasant , 2 Common Moorhen , 3 Common Wood Pigeon , 1 Common Cuckoo , 1 Winter Wren , 3 Winter Wren , 1 European Robin , 1 European Robin , 2 Northern Wheatear , 2 Common Grasshopper Warbler , 1 Common Whitethroat , 1 Blackcap , 4 Blackcap , 2 Common Chiffchaff , 1 Common Chiffchaff , 3 Willow Warbler , 5 Willow Warbler , 1 Eurasian Jay , 2 Black-billed Magpie , 2 Carrion Crow , 1 Chaffinch , 4 Common Linnet , 2 Reed Bunting .

24.04.10 JGH Inkle Moor. 2 Greylag Goose , 2 Greylag Goose , 10 Mallard , 4 Northern Shoveler , 2 Common Moorhen , 2 Stock Pigeon , 1 Green Woodpecker , 1 Winter Wren , 1 European Robin , 1 Mistle Thrush , 2 Blackcap , 2 Blackcap , 2 Common Chiffchaff , 3 Willow Warbler , 2 Long-tailed Tit , 2 Blue Tit , 2 Blue Tit , 2 Great Tit , 1 Eurasian Jay , 2 Chaffinch , 6 Common Linnet , 8 Yellowhammer .

23.04.10 (Rob Watson) 1 Common Whitethroat, 3 singing Blackcaps 1 Buzzard (central/ southern moors area) Northern Moors/ Fisons Rd. area: 1 Cuckoo 2 Marsh Harriers 5 Grasshopper Warblers 1 Reed Warbler 7 Sedge Warblers 2 Hobbies 1 Peregrine Falcon 1 Sparrowhawk 8 Common Shelduck (all together) 2 Little Grebes 1 Snipe 2 Canada Geese Many Shovelers and Greylag Geese

17.04.10 (Ben Steel 11am to 8pm). 1 Black Swan with 8 Whoopers on Goole Moor, 12 Whimbrel (also RJS), 4 Marsh Harrier, 6+ Kestrel, 1 Sparrowhawk, 4 Buzzard (Pairs at Will Pits and at Crekes), 5 Canada Goose, 4 Redshank, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 10 Sand Martin, several Swallows, 3 Grasshopper and 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 1s Common Gull at Black-headed Gull Colony, 18 Tufted Duck, 1 Shelduck, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 pair Stonechat. Black Swan is new to the category D list for here.

16.04.10 (1 hr) records BPW. Hedge Accentor 1 , European Robin 3 flat tip , Common Blackbird 4 Inkle Moor , Song Thrush 2 Inkle Moor , Blackcap 1 flat tip , Common Chiffchaff 3 flat tip, Inkle Moor , Willow Warbler 4 flat tip, Inkle Moor , Great Tit 3 , House Sparrow 4 flat tip , Chaffinch 2 , Common Bullfinch 2 Inkle Moor , Yellowhammer 1 Inkle Moor.

11.04.10 PH, PA. 4 Greylag Goose , 2 Gadwall , 10 Eurasian Teal , 30 Mallard , 7 Northern Shoveler , 13 Tufted Duck , 6 Goosander , 1 Eurasian Marsh Harrier , 1 Common Buzzard , 1 Common Kestrel , 1 Common Pheasant , 1 Common Moorhen , 2 Northern Lapwing , 1 Black-headed Gull , 3 Stock Pigeon , 1 Common Wood Pigeon , 1 Little Owl , 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker , 1 Sky Lark , 4 Meadow Pipit , 2 White / Pied Wagtail , 1 Winter Wren , 1 Hedge Accentor , 1 European Robin , 1 Common Blackbird , 2 Blackcap , 6 Common Chiffchaff , 24 Willow Warbler , 8 Long-tailed Tit , 1 Willow Tit , 1 Great Tit , 2 Eurasian Treecreeper , 1 Black-billed Magpie , 1 Carrion Crow , 1 Chaffinch , 1 European Goldfinch , 2 Reed Bunting.

10.04.10 records RJS, Marsh Harrier, Peregrine, Buzzard, Willow Waarbler, Chiffchaff.

09.04.10 records RW, Eastern side of moors. male Marsh Harrier 1, male Wheatear (flooded workings) 1, call from Tawny Owl (Will Pits) 1, Snipe 1, Chiffchaffs 8+, Willow Warblers 10+, drumming Woodpecker (Will Pits) 1, Willow Tits 3, Will Pits Scrape: Mute Swans 2, Shelduck 2, Shovelers 8, Tufted Ducks 12, Greylag 4, Goosanders (all female) 5, Also 2 male Brimstone butterflies (Crowle Moor).

04.04.10 records Ben Steel. Inkle Moor - 1 Coot, 2 Moorhen, 1 Fieldfare. Will Pits Scrape - 18 Goosander, 8 Tufted Duck. Will Pits Wood - 3 Treecreeper, Great Spotted and Green Woodpeckers, Willow Tit. Moor - 1 Red Kite over south at midday, 1 Peregrine, 2 Buzzard, 2 Marsh Harrier, 26 Whooper Swan down, 1 adult Mediterranean Gull with Black-headed Gull colony along Fisons’ Limestone Road, 6 Tufted Duck. Bells Pond - 1pr Little Grebe, 1 Water Rail.

02.04.10 records Ben Steel. In 9 hours - 15 Goosander, 10 Tufted Duck, 87 Teal, 17 Gadwall, 38+ Shoveler, 1 Shelduck, 2 Little Grebe, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Buzzard, at least 4, poss. 6 Marsh Harrier, 14 Lapwing, 11 Chiffchaff, 1 Green Woodpecker.

26.03.10 records RW. 2 Marsh Harriers (m+f), 8 Shovellers 14 Tufted Ducks 11 goosanders 12 Greylag Geese (all on Will Pits Scrape), 3 Chiffchaffs, 4 Snipe.

24.03.10 records Anon. Wheatear.

23.03.10 records KH. Greylag Goose 20+ Pairs Goole Moor , Teal 10+ pairs Goole Moor , Mallard 50+ pairs Goole Moor , Pheasant 10 Northern Goole Moor , Marsh Harrier 1 Female Goole Moor , Buzzard 1 Goole Moor , Kestrel 1 Goole Moor , Lapwing 5 pairs Rawcliffe Moor/ Goole Moor , Snipe 1 Rawcliffe Moor , Woodcock 1 Goole Moor , Green Woodpecker 2 Goole Moor , Green Woodpecker 1 Bells Pond , Skylark 2 Longthorps Strip , Meadow Pipit 20+ pairs Goole Moor , Pied Wagtail 1 Northern Goole Moor , Long-tailed Tit 2 Goole Moor , Blue Tit 10+ Various , Great Tit 10+ Various , Chaffinch 5 Longthorps Strip , Greenfinch 5 Longthorps Strip , Goldfinch 40 Longthorps Strip , Linnet 10 Durham's Garden , Bullfinch 2 pairs Jones' Cable .

23.03.10 (2hr 30min) records BPW. Little Grebe 1 Inkle Moor , Black-headed Gull 3 Inkle Moor , Herring Gull 6 Inkle Moor , Sky Lark 4 Inkle Moor , Fieldfare 8 recreation ground , Mistle Thrush 1 Inkle Moor , Common Chiffchaff 2 Inkle Moor , Long-tailed Tit 4 Inkle Moor , Willow Tit 1 Inkle Moor , Blue Tit 2 Inkle Moor , Eurasian Treecreeper 1 Inkle Moor , Eurasian Jay 1 Inkle Moor ,Tree Sparrow 2 flat colliery waste ground , Common Linnet 30 Inkle Moor , Common Bullfinch 2 Inkle Moor . Yellowhammer 8 Inkle Moor .

18.03.10 (2hr 25min) records BPW. Little Grebe 2 1 Inkle Moor Pond and 1 Bell's Pond , Greylag Goose 1 , Eurasian Teal 2 , Mallard 16 , Eurasian Marsh Harrier 1 immature male Paraffin , Common Moorhen 1 , Black-headed Gull 16 , Herring Gull 1 , Great Black-backed Gull 1 imm , Stock Pigeon 3 , Common Wood Pigeon 44 , Green Woodpecker 1 colliery area to Woodpecker Corner , Sky Lark 8 , Meadow Pipit 3 , Winter Wren 9 , European Robin 6 Inkle Moor and colliery area , Common Blackbird 8 Inkle Moor and colliery area , Fieldfare 2 recreation ground , Song Thrush 3 Inkle Moor and colliery area , Redwing 12 recreation ground , Mistle Thrush 2 over Inkle Moor , Common Chiffchaff 2 coliery area , Long-tailed Tit 4 , Blue Tit 8 , Great Tit 15 Inkle Moor and colliery area , Eurasian Jay 1 Paraffin , Black-billed Magpie 2 , Eurasian Jackdaw 1 going W over Paraffin , Carrion Crow 4 , Tree Sparrow 1 flat tip toward Inkle Moor , Chaffinch 33 , European Greenfinch 3 , European Goldfinch 10 , Eurasian Siskin 1 , Common Linnet 10 , Common Bullfinch 7 5 Inkle Moor and 2 colliery area , Yellowhammer 3 , Reed Bunting 3 , Lesser Redpoll 1.

16.03.10 records RW. Female Marsh Harrier, adult female Peregrine (western flooded workings), 2 Chiffchaffs (Moorends Rec. area).

16.03.10 (3hr 45min) records BPW. Common Moorhen 1 Inkle Moor Pond , Greylag Goose 14 , Pheasant 6 , Tufted Duck 4 pair Paraffin, pair flooded workings , Eurasian Teal 65 , Mallard 39 , Northern Lapwing 14 , Meadow Pipit 8 , Common Kestrel 1 , Little Grebe 2 1 Inkle Moor Pond, 1 Bell's Pond , Black-headed Gull 300 200 W end Goole Moor, 70 road floods, 24 Middle Moor , Common Buzzard 1 Chadwick Field colliery area , Common Buzzard 1 Goole Moor , Winter Wren 12 , Long-tailed Tit 4 , Reed Bunting 10 , Grey Partridge 2 fields near Paraffin , European Robin 4 , Blue Tit 2 , Carrion Crow 10 , Chaffinch 63 Natural England's field colliery area , European Goldfinch 8 Natural England's field colliery area , Common Linnet 40 Natural England's field colliery area , Black-billed Magpie 11 Inkle Moor and Paraffin ponds area , Yellowhammer 3 Inkle Moor and Paraffin ponds area , Eurasian Marsh Harrier 1 cream-crown flooded workings , Common Bullfinch 1 .

15.03.10 (3hr) records BPW. Little Grebe 2 Bel's Pond , Mallard 4 Inkle Moor and colliery area , Common Blackbird 8 Inkle Moor and colliery area , Common Buzzard 1 Goole Moor , Common Linnet 50 Inkle Moor and colliery area , Black-billed Magpie 2 Inkle Moor and colliery area , Black-headed Gull 14 over , Common Kestrel 2 , Hedge Accentor 2 Inkle Moor , Pied Wagtail 1 Inkle Moor and colliery area , Stock Pigeon 2 Inkle Moor and colliery area , Reed Bunting 3 Inkle Moor and colliery area , Eurasian Jackdaw 3 going W over colliery , Eurasian Marsh Harrier 2 flooded workings, a male and imm male , Northern Lapwing 2 Inkle Moor and colliery area , Winter Wren 4 Inkle Moor and colliery area , European Robin 4 Inkle Moor , Great Tit 10 Inkle Moor , Redwing 20 20 recreation ground, 12 over colliery (of same) , Green Woodpecker 1 Inkle Moor and colliery area , Pheasant 3 Inkle Moor , Fieldfare 20 20 recreation ground, 16 over colliery (of same) , Carrion Crow 5 Inkle Moor , Common Bullfinch 11 1 Inkle Moor, 10 together colliery area , Sky Lark 7 fields Inkle Moor and colliery area , Long-tailed Tit 3 Inkle Moor and colliery area , Chaffinch 100 Inkle Moor and colliery area , Greylag Goose 2 Inkle Moor and colliery area , Yellowhammer 2 Inkle Moor and colliery area , European Goldfinch 10 Inkle Moor and colliery area , Song Thrush 3 Inkle Moor . Stoat colliery area.

13.03.10 records RW. 1 Ringtail Hen Harrier over Will Pits N landing briefly then Will Pits Tram (not the bird with missing primaries). 1 Mink in Will Pitts (near road ditch).

13.03.10 (2hr 30min) records BPW. Willow Tit 1 , Long-tailed Tit 3 , Song Thrush 1 , Common Bullfinch 1 , Common Moorhen 1 , Great Tit 3 , European Robin 2.

01.03.10 PH, BT, BS. 5 Greylag Goose , 4 Canada Goose , 1 Common Shelduck , 1 Eurasian Teal , 1 Mallard , 4 Tufted Duck , 21 Goosander , 1 Hen Harrier , 1 Common Pheasant , 1 Northern Lapwing , 1 Common Snipe , 1 Winter Wren , 1 Hedge Accentor , 1 European Robin , 1 Common Blackbird , 70 Fieldfare , 20 Redwing , 1 Long-tailed Tit , 1 Blue Tit , 1 Great Tit , 3 Black-billed Magpie , 1 Carrion Crow , 1 Chaffinch , 7 European Goldfinch.

01.03.10 records BPW. Greylag Goose 2 , Mallard 30 , Common Buzzard 1 , Common Kestrel 1 , Pheasant 10 , Northern Lapwing 70 , Black-headed Gull 40 down at colony , Common Wood Pigeon 70 , Sky Lark 10 , Winter Wren 5 , Common Blackbird 2 , Song Thrush 1 , Long-tailed Tit 6 , Eurasian Jay 1 , Carrion Crow 2 , Chaffinch 5 , Common Bullfinch 2 , Reed Bunting 5 .

20.02.10 records RJS. Stock Dove 54, Hen Harrier male, Marsh Harrier male, Goosander 2, Barn Owl Middle Moor.

20.02.10 PH, PA, BS. 2 Greylag Goose , 17 Canada Goose , 3 Eurasian Wigeon , 2 Eurasian Teal , 100 Mallard , 2 Northern Shoveler , 2 Tufted Duck , 5 Goosander , 1 Eurasian Marsh Harrier , 4 Common Pheasant , 17 Northern Lapwing , 2 Black-headed Gull , 3 Great Black-backed Gull , 1 Winter Wren , 1 European Robin , 1 Common Blackbird , 1 Fieldfare , 2 Redwing , 1 Blue Tit , 1 Great Tit , 1 Black-billed Magpie , 1 Carrion Crow , 40 Eurasian Tree Sparrow , 1 Chaffinch , 20 European Goldfinch , 4 Common Bullfinch , 2 Reed Bunting.

14.02.10 records RW. 21 Goosanders- Will Pitts Scrape (13m+8f) (a new all time maximum record)

09.02.10 records Rob Watson. 10 Goosanders - Will Pits Scrape (5m+5f)

31.01.10 records BPW. Greylag Goose 44 , Eurasian Sparrowhawk 1 female set-a-side , Common Buzzard 1 over Pony Bridge Marsh , Black-headed Gull 34 NE , Herring Gull 29 NE , Common Wood Pigeon 20 , Green Woodpecker 1 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Winter Wren 5 , Hedge Accentor 1 , Fieldfare 8 , Song Thrush 1 , Willow Tit 1 , Great Tit 5 , Black-billed Magpie 8 , Carrion Crow 4 , Chaffinch 10 , European Goldfinch 36 , Common Linnet 100 , Reed Bunting 3 , Lesser Redpoll 1 NE .

30.01.10 records BPW. Common Kestrel 1 W end Jone's Cable , Black-headed Gull 3 W end Jone's Cable , Fieldfare 3 W end Jone's Cable , Redwing 5 W end Jone's Cable , Long-tailed Tit 3 W end Jone's Cable , Willow Tit 1 W end Jone's Cable , Eurasian Tree Sparrow 3 W end Jone's Cable .

29.01.10 records BPW. Common Kestrel 1 , Stock Pigeon 5 , Green Woodpecker 1 , Common Blackbird 3 , Song Thrush 2 , Blue Tit 2 , Reed Bunting 2 .

20.01.10 records BPW. Hen Harrier 1 juvenile set-a-side field , Merlin 1 chasing Linnets set-a-side , Mew Gull 3 NE , Herring Gull 34 NE , Great Black-backed Gull 4 NE , Common Wood Pigeon 128 , Green Woodpecker 1 , Fieldfare 60 , Song Thrush 1 , Redwing 3 , Chaffinch 1134 to roost Durham's Gardens , European Greenfinch 50 to roost Durham's Gardens , Common Linnet 150 .

17.01.10 records BPW. Mallard 8 , Hen Harrier 1 juvenile set-a-side , Eurasian Sparrowhawk 1 female , Common Kestrel 1 , European Golden Plover 6 going N , Black-headed Gull 152 , Mew Gull 3 , Herring Gull 50 , Great Black-backed Gull 12 , Common Wood Pigeon 700 , Fieldfare 27 , Redwing 6 , Black-billed Magpie 19 , Chaffinch 51 , Common Linnet 200 .

16.01.10 records BPW. Hen Harrier 1 juvenile set-a-side field , Grey Partridge 6 to roost on colliery spoil mounds , Mew Gull 10 , Herring Gull 46 , Great Black-backed Gull 7 , Common Wood Pigeon 2100 set-a-side field , Green Woodpecker 1 , Sky Lark 2 , Black-billed Magpie 41 to roost colliery , Chaffinch 1000 counted to roost colliery area , Brambling 1 with Chaffinches to roost colliery area , European Greenfinch 5 , Common Linnet 300 set-a-side field .

15.01.10 records BPW. Hen Harrier 1 juvenile set-a-side field , Merlin 1 male on barbed wire set-a-side , Pheasant 10 , Black-headed Gull 2 , Mew Gull 28 , Glaucous Gull 1 1st winter low over me on Middle Moor going SW with 7 Herring , Great Black-backed Gull 9 , Common Wood Pigeon 50 , Winter Wren 2 , Hedge Accentor 1 , Common Blackbird 2 , Blue Tit 3 , Great Tit 1 , Great Grey Shrike 1 platform Middle Moor , Black-billed Magpie 1 , Carrion Crow 2 , Chaffinch 472 from roosts in colliery area and Green Belt , Brambling 3 , European Greenfinch 17 , Common Linnet 15 , Common Bullfinch 7 , Yellowhammer 1 , Reed Bunting 1 , Lesser Redpoll 1 .

13.01.10 records BPW. Hen Harrier 1 juvenile set-a-side , Merlin 1 set-a-side , Pheasant 11 , Black-headed Gull 5 , Mew Gull 7 , Great Black-backed Gull 1 , Tawny Owl 1 heard colliery area , Green Woodpecker 1 , Sky Lark 47 set-a-side , Winter Wren 1 , Fieldfare 1 , Redwing 1 , Chaffinch 20 , European Greenfinch 2 , Common Bullfinch 1 .

12.01.10 records BPW. Greylag Goose 100 , Eurasian Marsh Harrier 1 2nd yr male , Hen Harrier 3 2 adult males and 1 juvenile together after finches, set-a-side , Eurasian Sparrowhawk 2 set-a-side between colliery area and Inkle Moor , Common Kestrel 1 set-a-side between colliery area and Inkle Moor , Merlin 2 female set-a-side and male over Middle Moor , Peregrine Falcon 2 male and female over flooded workings , Pheasant 7 , Common Moorhen 1 , Eurasian Woodcock 1 , Black-headed Gull 1 over , Mew Gull 39 fields nr colliery mainly , Herring Gull 96 over , Great Black-backed Gull 31 over , Tawny Owl 1 heard Crowle Moor , Great Spotted Woodpecker 3 1 Woodpecker Corner and 2 Will Pits Wood , Sky Lark 32 set-a-side between colliery area and Inkle Moor , Winter Wren 3 , Hedge Accentor 2 , European Robin 1 , Common Blackbird 15 , Fieldfare 76 , Song Thrush 1 , Willow Tit 2 Elmhirst Tram , Blue Tit 8 , Great Tit 1 , Great Grey Shrike 1 near old Mill Drain then to platform Middle Moor , Eurasian Jay 2 , Black-billed Magpie 6 , Carrion Crow 10 , Chaffinch 418 to roost colliery area and Green Belt , Brambling 2 perched females set-a-side between colliery area and Inkle Moor , European Greenfinch 200 to roost colliery area and Green Belt , European Goldfinch 20 set-a-side between colliery area and Inkle Moor , Common Linnet 2000 massive flocks set-a-side between colliery area and Inkle Moor , Common Bullfinch 10 , Reed Bunting 7 , Lesser Redpoll 2 .

07.01.10 records Keith Heywood. Hen Harrier adult male Chadwick Field.

04.01.10 records BPW. Eurasian Marsh Harrier 1 immature male , Grey Partridge 6 set-a-side , Black-headed Gull 2 , Herring Gull 23 , Great Black-backed Gull 35 , Green Woodpecker 1 , Winter Wren 6 , Stonechat 1 , Song Thrush 1 , Chaffinch 30 , Common Linnet 500 set-a-side , Reed Bunting 1 , Lesser Redpoll 2 .

01.01.10 records BPW. Grey Heron 1 , Greylag Goose 1 , Eurasian Marsh Harrier 1 immature male , Eurasian Sparrowhawk 1 , Common Kestrel 1 , Pheasant 1 , Water Rail 1 , Common Moorhen 3 , Eurasian Woodcock 2 colliery area , Mew Gull 2 , Herring Gull 18 , Great Black-backed Gull 42 over in small groups going E , Stock Pigeon 1 , Wood Pigeon 240 , Sky Lark 11 , Winter Wren 10 , European Robin 6 , Stonechat 4 , Common Blackbird 9 , Fieldfare 2 , Redwing 7 , Long-tailed Tit 6 , Blue Tit 3 , Great Tit 3 , Eurasian Jay 1 , Carrion Crow 8 , Chaffinch 50 , European Greenfinch 2 set-aside between colliery area and Inkle Moor , European Goldfinch 40 set-aside between colliery area and Inkle Moor , Common Linnet 380 set-aside between colliery area and Inkle Moor , Common Bullfinch 5 , Reed Bunting 7 , Lesser Redpoll 10 .

Jim Johnson sightings from Moorfields Farm, Goole Fields 08.01.09 Jack snipe in dyke 15.01.09 Marsh Harrier with half grown hare March 30 plus whooper swans 01.04.09. 1st Yellow Wagtail 29.05.09 Quail 13.6.09 Spotted flycatcher nest in farm yard 14.6.09 Quail on sand 15.6.09 Grasshopper warbler, near pond 18.6.09 4 churring Nightjars 05.07.09 Turtle Dove 13.7.09 Quail near pond 13.7.09 Spotted flycatcher fledged 22.7.09 2 common cranes, adjacent farm 10.9.09 Quail photographed by my son 20.10.09 Buzzard following plough 30.10.09 Ruff in potato field (7). 

Observers 2009-2010 Paul Adams, Robert Broch, Bob Croxton, Lance J. Degnan, M. Grassby, Keith Heywood, James Hinchliffe, Steve Hiner, John G. Hitchcock, Peter Hinks, Jim Johnson, Simone Maw, Ron Moat, Ian Morley, Martin Limbert, Peter C. Roworth, Kieran Sheehan, Brian Smith, Richard J. Sprakes, Ben Steel, B. Thompson, Graham Todd, Bryan P. Wainwright, Colin Wall, Rob Watson. 

All previous year's Thorne Moors Bird Reports can be found here with the most recent here THMCF and the BSG write-up is THE HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS NNR