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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.