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27.02.11 (Paul Adams, Peter Hinks) Route. Red House Farm to Top Moor Farm. Top Moor Farm to Will Pits scrape and Wood. 10.00 – 13.30 Then along Blackwater Dyke to Alder Woods. Creykes and Northern Goole Moor. Then Top Moor Farm to Swinefleet Peat Works. 15 Greylag Goose, 2 Common Shelduck, 3 Gadwall, 16 Eurasian Teal, 60 Mallard, 4 Northern Shoveler, 10 Tufted Duck, 14 Goosander 4 m + 10 fm but mobile, 1 Hen Harrier male A and NGM, 1 Common Kestrel, 2 Common Pheasant, 1 Common Moorhen, 1 Common Snipe, 5 Black-headed Gull, 5 Common Wood Pigeon, 1 Eurasian Collared Dove, 1 Sky Lark, 11 Winter Wren, 3 European Robin, 3 Common Blackbird, 20 Long-tailed Tit, 9 Blue Tit, 8 Great Tit, 1 Eurasian Treecreeper, 1 Black-billed Magpie, 16 Carrion Crow, 4 Eurasian Tree Sparrow, 38 Chaffinch, 2 European Greenfinch, 15 European Goldfinch, 3 Common Linnet, 70 Lesser Redpoll, 30 Mealy Redpoll, 22 Yellowhammer, 6 Reed Bunting.

28.02.11 (Ben Steel). 1 Whooper Swan F, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Eurasian Treecreeper A, 110 Lesser Redpoll A and ca, 100 Mealy Redpoll A and ca, 2 Arctic Redpoll A.

27.02.11 (anon.) Route: PB, MM, A. 1 Cormorant 6 Goosander, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Eurasian Marsh Harrier female, 1 Hen Harrier fm, 1 Peregrine, 1 Great Grey Shrike PBM, 3 or more COUE'S ARCTIC REDPOLL Pony Bridge area.

25.02.11 (BPW) Route: ca, GB edge, road, A, back to road, SOMT, along then across to mound at S+PD, then S+PD into WP, BT, WPS, MT, MMT, Platform, CTP, RP, ca. 10 Greylag Goose, 2 Canada Goose F, 6 Gadwall, 34 Eurasian Teal, 50 Mallard, 4 Northern Shoveler F, 10 Tufted Duck WPS mainly, 17 Goosander F then 14 WPS (some same), 2 Eurasian Marsh Harrier male and cc F, 1 Hen Harrier fm F, 23 Northern Lapwing, 1 Eurasian Woodcock flushed at A, 4 Black-headed Gull 2 on water calling, 9 Stock Pigeon, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker fm A, m WP, 1 Lesser Spotted Woodpecker 1 male S+PD in WP, 3 Sky Lark, 3 Winter Wren, 8 European Robin, 8 Common Blackbird, 1 Fieldfare, 28 Redwing Alders, 31 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Willow Tit, 25 Blue Tit, 9 Great Tit, 3 Eurasian Treecreeper 2 Alders (1 imm), 1 WP, 7 Black-billed Magpie, 18 Carrion Crow, 31 Chaffinch, 13 European Goldfinch, 30 Common Linnet, 150 Lesser Redpoll Alders with big flock prob many more, 8 Common (Mealy) Redpoll Alders with big flock prob many more, 2 COUE'S ARCTIC REDPOLL Alders with big flock, 2 Common Bullfinch WP, 3 Yellowhammer S+CM. Also 4 Roe Deer, 1 Grey Squirrel.

24.02.11 (RW). 10 Greylag Goose, 8 Eurasian Wigeon, 4 Gadwall, 6 Northern Shoveler, 10 Goosander, 1 Eurasian Marsh Harrier, 2 Common Kestrel, 1 Eurasian Curlew.

24.02.11 (Paul Adams, Peter Hinks). 10 Greylag Goose, 80 Eurasian Teal, 100 Mallard, 2 Common Kestrel, 3 Common Pheasant, 4 Black-headed Gull, 10 Common Wood Pigeon, 3 Eurasian Collared Dove, 4 Sky Lark, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Winter Wren, 2 European Robin, 2 Common Blackbird, 50 Fieldfare, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 3 Black-billed Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 4 Eurasian Tree Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch, 10 European Goldfinch, 10 Lesser Redpoll, 15 Mealy Redpoll, 2 Arctic Redpoll, 3 Yellowhammer, 6 Reed Bunting.

22.02.11 (Ben Steel). The western edge, green belt, will pits areas. Headed to the Alder wood and western edge, found a very interesting flock of about 200, at least three-quarters were Common (mealy), 1 I'm very sure was a COUE'S ARCTIC 1 other was likely to be one and 2 or 3 others looked very good candidates for arctic’s. Flock was ground feeding on the peat just north of the north part of the alder woods, watched at only 20 feet for a few minutes then they flew off south, couldn't relocate the flock, was a pretty impressive sight with all those mealy, also on the western edge: 3 Woodcock, 20 Goldfinch, 2 Sparrow hawk, 1 Goldcrest, on the floods about 40 Greylag, 6 Shoveler, 1 Curlew, 1 imm male Marsh Harrier. Will pits, 15 Goosander, 10 Tufted Duck. 27+ Red Deer only 1 with antlers, 1 Grey Squirrel.

14.02.11 (BPW). 4 Eurasian Teal, 36 Mallard, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Eurasian Marsh Harrier imm m NEF, adult m F, 7 Northern Lapwing, 3 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Pigeon NEF, 4 Sky Lark, 2 European Robin, 1 Common Blackbird, 70 Fieldfare NEF, 6 Redwing, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Blue Tit, 1 Great Grey Shrike blue bridge, 3 Black-billed Magpie, 1 Chaffinch NEF, 5 European Goldfinch NEF, 190 Common Linnet NEF, 3 Lesser Redpoll, 5 Reed Bunting.

08.02.11 (BPW) Route: ca, SW edge, WC, CT, ET, PBT, SWD, WPS, WP, GMT, SWD, mounds at S&PD, road, GBS, RP, ca. 10 Greylag Goose, 80 Eurasian Teal, 120 Mallard, 1 Northern Shoveler male F, 6 Tufted Duck, 15 Goosander WPS, 1 Eurasian Marsh Harrier imm male F, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Buzzard WPS, 2 Herring Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Sky Lark, 1 Winter Wren, 5 European Robin, 1 Common Blackbird, 100 Fieldfare NEF, 1 Song Thrush, 25 Redwing, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Willow Tit, 4 Great Tit, 28 Carrion Crow, 2 European Goldfinch, 200 Common Linnet NEF, 3 Lesser Redpoll, 5 Common Bullfinch, 3 Reed Bunting.

03.02.11 (BPW) Route: ca, RP, CTP, platform, MMT, MT, WPS, WP, mounds at S&PD, road, GBS, RP, ca. 4 Greylag Goose F, 12 Eurasian Teal F, 56 Mallard F, 10 Goosander WPS, 1 Eurasian Marsh Harrier F, imm male, 1 Common Buzzard NEF, 1 Peregrine Falcon F, big adult fm, 10 Common Pheasant NEF, 6 Stock Pigeon NEF, 8 Common Wood Pigeon NEF, 1 Sky Lark NEF, 1 Winter Wren, 1 Hedge Accentor 100 Fieldfare NEF, 6 Redwing NEF, 7 Mistle Thrush NEF, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 8 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 6 Black-billed Magpie NEF, 9 Chaffinch NEF mainly, 4 European Goldfinch NEF, 150 Common Linnet NEF, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 4 Common Bullfinch 3ca, 1 WP, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Reed Bunting NEF.