Article Index

28/10/2011 BPW 5 Eurasian Wigeon, 14 Long-tailed Tit, 110 Eurasian Teal, 128 Mallard, 17 Shoveler, 2 Marsh Harrier 1 male, 1 juvenile, 1 Common Kestrel, 2 Common Snipe, 5 Black-headed Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Magpie, 8 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 13 Sky Lark, 6 Wren, 70 Common Starling, 1 Blackbird, 14 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Linnet, 2 Common Redpoll, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Yellowhammer, 8 Reed Bunting. Also 3 Roe Deer.

27.10.2011 Jim Johnson, 1 Northern Wheatear Goole Fields.

27/10/2011 Mick Oliver, Ian McDonald, 1 Short-eared Owl Pony Bridge Marsh.

26/10/2011 BPW 400 Pink-footed Goose, 20 Greylag Goose, 20 Eurasian Teal, 117 Mallard, 3 Common Pheasant, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Common Kestrel, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Eurasian Jay, 4 Goldcrest, 10 Blue Tit, 6 Great Tit, 2 Willow Tit, 20 Long-tailed Tit, 38 Common Starling, 2 Blackbird, 20 Fieldfare, 6 Redwing, 8 Robin, 3 Common Stonechat road male and 2 female/imm, 5 Meadow Pipit, 6 Goldfinch, 16 Linnet, 4 Common Redpoll, 2 Bullfinch, 12 Reed Bunting.

22/10/2011 Bill Priestley 1200 Pink-footed Goose 800 GF, 300 to WPS, 4 Marsh Harrier 1 adult male, 1 imm male, 2 creamcrowns, 1 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD over road Floods, 1 Peregrine Falcon over road Floods.

22/10/2011 Ben Steel 11.20 to 19.00 1500 Pink-footed Goose to WP F, 300 of which present in fields all day, 14 Greylag Goose, 1 Eurasian Wigeon, 79 Eurasian Teal, 138 Mallard, 14 Shoveler, 2 Marsh Harrier 1 creamcrown, 1 male 1 Hen Harrier ringtail, 2 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 6 Common Kestrel together, 1 Merlin, 1 Peregrine Falcon adult, 1 Moorhen, 1 Ruff, 1 Common Snipe, 2 Woodcock Will Pits, Gull numbers approximate: 40 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 250 Herring Gull, 10 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Black-headed Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Eurasian Jay, 400 Carrion Crow A NEW ALL TIME RECORD COUNT 4 Goldcrest, 300 Fieldfare SW, 2 Redwing, 2 Common Stonechat pair Creykes, 1 Siskin.

22/10/2011 Paul Adams. Pete Hinks. 2664 Pink-footed Goose A NEW ALL TIME RECORD COUNT 1 Greylag Goose, 100 Eurasian Teal, 50 Mallard, 4 Shoveler, 3 Tufted Duck, 12 Common Pheasant, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier male Goole Fields, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 OSPREY came out of the dyke/ditch at the most northern end of the recording area (Red House Farm, Goole Fields). Basically next to the remnants of the old Isle of Axholme railway line. Two farm workers informed Pete Hinks within the last two weeks of sightings of this species in that area. I can only presume that it is the same bird, and that there is a substantial supply of reasonably sized fish in that dyke to keep it well fed. Fish known to be in nearby Swinefleet Warping Drain (3 years ago) included Silver Bream. Roach and Rudd, decent sized Perch and Dace! and a young Golden Tench! 2 Common Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 3 European Golden Plover, 32 Northern Lapwing, p Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove, p Magpie, p Carrion Crow, p Blue Tit, p Great Tit, 1 Sky Lark, p Long-tailed Tit, 1 Eurasian Treecreeper, 8 Wren, 7 Common Starling, 15 Blackbird, 237 Fieldfare, 12 Redwing, 2 Common Chaffinch, 5 Greenfinch, 30 Goldfinch, 12 Linnet, 4 Lesser Redpoll, 6 Bullfinch, 7 Reed Bunting.

21.10.11 (BPW). 25 Grey Partridge, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 European Golden Plover, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Herring Gull, 12 Black-headed Gull, 38 Wood Pigeon, 1 Barn Owl at night regular one S fields, 5 Magpie, 1 Eurasian Jay, 6 Carrion Crow, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Barn Swallow lower over pit, 5 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 219 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush, 5 Redwing, 5 Mistle Thrush, 2 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 1 Pied Wagtail, 172 Common Chaffinch from colliery area roost, 1 Goldfinch, 20 Linnet, 4 Bullfinch, 2 Yellowhammer.

20.10.11 (BPW). 3 Whooper Swan, 430 Pink-footed Goose Goole, 69 Eurasian Teal, 86 Mallard, 10 Shoveler, 2 Marsh Harrier male and juv, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Common Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon adult, 3 Moorhen, 2 Common Gull, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 14 Black-headed Gull, 30 Wood Pigeon, 2 Magpie, 1 Eurasian Jay, 1 Western Jackdaw, 60 Carrion Crow, 4 Blue Tit, 23 Sky Lark NE field mainly, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 10 Wren, 2 Blackbird, 665 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush, 8 Redwing, 3 Mistle Thrush, 6 Robin, 2 Common Stonechat m and fm road, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit, 6 Common Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 4 Siskin, 12 Common Redpoll, 3 Bullfinch, 2 Yellowhammer, 8 Reed Bunting. Also a Roe Deer.

19.10.11 (BPW). 7 Whooper Swan 4 northern Floods 3 Southern F (Woodside), 430 Pink-footed Goose 1000 Acre, 60 Greylag Goose, 18 Eurasian Teal, 130 Mallard, 4 Shoveler, 1 Marsh Harrier imm male, 1 Hen Harrier juv between Blackwater Dike and SOMT, 2 Common Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon adult, 19 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 65 Herring Gull, 29 Great Black-backed Gull, 8 Wood Pigeon, 4 Magpie, 10 Carrion Crow, 3 Blue Tit, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 10 Wren, 6 Blackbird, 2 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 4 Mistle Thrush, 4 Robin, 2 Pied Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Siskin, 1 Common Redpoll, 3 Bullfinch, 10 Reed Bunting. Also a Fox, Roe Deer and Red Deer heard.

19/10/2011 Rob Watson 14 Whooper Swan (4 Floods, 3 Mill Drain Marsh & 7 in from NE to Will Pits Scrape), 250 Pink-footed Goose flushed by Peregrine, 60 Greylag Goose WPS, 2 Marsh Harrier cc & imm male, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Common Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Common Stonechat male Southern Canals. Also: Imm. Southern Hawker dragonfly (photo.) Black Darters & a few Sundews. 

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Also: Imm. Southern Hawker dragonfly (photo.) Black Darters & a few Sundews.

16/10/2011 Bill Priestley 4 Tree Sparrow Dutchman pub.

15/10/2011 Bill Priestley 40 Pink-footed Goose, 200 Greylag Goose, 1 Eurasian Wigeon 2 Gadwall, 1 BLUE-WINGED TEAL female NEW FOR THE RESERVE On floods with Shovelers before flying off to other area of moors, but not relocated yet. 8 Shoveler, 4 Common Pochard 2 pair WPS, 10 Tufted Duck, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Marsh Harrier 2 creamcrown, 1 male, 1 imm male, 1 Peregrine Falcon 1 imm, 1 female, 1 adult male, 1 Ringed Plover, 300 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing.

04/10/2011 to 09/10/2011 Bill Priestley 1 Little Egret Warping Drain, Johnny Moor Long (outside recording area),

08/10/2011 Bill Priestley 60 Greylag Goose, 1 Eurasian Wigeon, 80 Eurasian Teal, 150 Mallard, 1 Little Grebe, 1 Marsh Harrier imm male, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Green Woodpecker, 5 Eurasian Jay, 5 Common Chiffchaff, 7Fieldfare, 8 Redwing, 1 Northern Wheatear male, 12 Siskin, 160 Lesser Redpoll, 9 Bullfinch.

07/10/2011 Rob Watson. 100 Common Teal, 1 Marsh Harrier (m), 4 Common Buzzard (soaring together southern moors), 2 Kestrel, 1 Common Snipe, 2 Stonechat (m+f) flooded workings, 1 Willow Tit, 6 Lesser Redpoll. Also: 1 Red Deer and a roaring Stag, Speckled Wood & Small Copper butterflies, mating Common Hawker dragonflies,and Black & Common Darters.

02/10/2011 Bill Priestley 1 BITTERN W low over Moorends towards colliery (outside recording area but flying to it), 1 Peregrine Falcon, 7 Common Chiffchaff.

01/10/2011 Bill Priestley 1 Little Grebe, 1 Marsh Harrier male, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Common Kingfisher, 7 Goldcrest, 80 Sky Lark, 3 House Martin, 13 Common Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap male, 30 Reed Bunting.

01.10.11 (BPW). 1 Marsh Harrier male, 2 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 European Golden Plover 4 Dunlin, 2 Common Snipe, 1 Woodcock CTP, 5 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Magpie, 1 Eurasian Jay, 2 Blue Tit, 51 Sky Lark Chadwick Field mainly, 1 Barn Swallow, 3 Wren, 4 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 12 Meadow Pipit, 1 Common Chaffinch, 20 Goldfinch, 3 Siskin, 50 Linnet, 8 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Bullfinch, 3 Yellowhammer, 40 Reed Bunting. Also 1 Roe Deer.