THORNE MOORS BIRDING BLOG 2012


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Sunset at Tween Bridge Wind Farm. The wood further back and seperated (middle) is Whittaker's Plantation and the one closer and to the right is Limberlost Wood 27.09.2012 (BPW). 

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Red Deer stag and hinds, Ray Halstead 27/10/2012. 

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LATE RECORDS 2012, ALL ROBERT BROCH (who takes part in BTO Nest Record Scheme)

25/01/2012 Robert Broch 50 Greylag Goose floods, 10 House Sparrow small numbers W end Jone's Cable,

23/02/2012 Robert Broch 1 Common Snipe Goole Moor, 1 Woodcock Will Pits, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker Will Pits, 1 Eurasian Jay colliery area, 1 Eurasian Treecreeper Will Pits, 1 Siskin over Goole Moor, 12+ Bullfinch along Jone's Cable,

10/03/2012 Robert Broch 1 Common Buzzard 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker calling on N side Goole Moor, 1 Willow Tit N side Goole Moor, 3 Tree Sparrow W end Jone's Cable behind houses,

18/03/2012 Robert Broch 2 Mute Swan Goole Moor, 3 Great Crested Grebe Will Pits Scrape, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk Crowle Moor, 2 Common Snipe Goole Moor, 1 Tawny Owl hooted mid-afternoon Will Pits, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming Will Pits, 1 Coal Tit Will Pits, 2 Willow Tit Will Pits and Crowle Moor, 2 Common Chiffchaff singing Will Pits, 1 Eurasian Treecreeper Will Pits,

07/04/2012 Robert Broch 9 Eurasian Wigeon Will Pits Scrape, 5 Goosander Will Pits Scrape, 1 Little Grebe Will Pits Scrape, 1 Common Redshank song flight floods, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming Will Pits, 1 Blue Tit nest building in hole in dead birch, 3 Willow Tit one Will Pits and Crowle Moor, 4 Blackcap heard Will Pits and bred here and Crowle Moor, 1 Meadow Pipit singing floods,

15/04/2012 Robert Broch 2 Eurasian Treecreeper pair Will Pits nest low down had a sitting bird and five eggs,

24/04/2012 Robert Broch 1 Common Buzzard 2 Barn Swallow pair bred at Bank Top shed again (no date), 1 Common Chiffchaff nest building Green Belt, 3 Grasshopper Warbler heard, 1 Reed Warbler heard, 4 Dunnock 2 singing birds along Jone's Cable all season, 1 Yellow Wagtail

28/04/2012 Robert Broch 2 Little Grebe Will Pits Scrape, 10 Common Swift floods, 1 Garden Warbler Will Pits Scrape, 1 Wren sitting bird in Will Pits, 1 Tree Pipit singing Crowle Moor,

05/05/2012 Robert Broch 1 Greylag Goose sitting Green Belt Scrape in rushes, 2 Common Cuckoo both singing, 1 Willow Tit at nest site side colliery spoil heap, 2 Lesser Whitethroat singing at Jone's Cable and Green Belt,

06/05/2012 Robert Broch 2 Common Buzzard 5 Hobby 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming Will Pits, 3 House Martin or more feeding over Crowle Moor and floods, 2 Tree Pipit singing Crowle Moor,

12/05/2012 Robert Broch 1 Marsh Harrier dropping into reed bed Green Belt floods (nest area) twice, 1 Common Cuckoo chased by a Meadow Pipit, 1 Magpie perched next to its nest Jone's Cable, 10 Meadow Pipit fair number' seen including one chasing a Cuckoo, 1 Linnet nest building on W side of Moors,

16/05/2012 Robert Broch 1 Moorhen brood of young Crowle Moor, 1 European Nightjar female Crowle Moor, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker Crowle Moor, 2 Common Chiffchaff nest Crowle M oor with young, 1 Mistle Thrush with 2 juveniles Crowle Moor, 3 Tree Pipit singing Crowle Moor, 4 Common Chaffinch two nests seen with sitting birds,

23/05/2012 Robert Broch 2 Grey Partridge a pair Moor end Jone's Cable, 2 Hobby 1 Turtle Dove purring Bell's, 2 Common Chiffchaff nest Green Belt now with young, 4 Common Whitethroat 2 nests along Mill Drain both with 5 eggs in another nest Jone's Cable had 6 eggs, 1 Wren a brood of young were out and being fed at Cottage Dike, 1 Blackbird feeding a family at Rhododendron Path, 10 Goldfinch always along Jone's Cable with juveniles seen later,

25/05/2012 Robert Broch 1 Little Grebe floods whinning, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk Will Pits, 4 Common Kestrel 6 Hobby 3 Common Coot floods, 1 Tawny Owl called Will Pits and two fledglings seen in large willow, 2 Long-eared Owl large young in birch tree nest Crowle Moor, 1 European Nightjar male Crowle Moor, 2 Willow Warbler and nest with seven eggs Will Pits, 1 Wren a brood of young were out and being fed at Will Pits Scrape,

27/05/2012 Robert Broch 2 Willow Warbler pair feeding young on ground Crowle Moor, 7 Tree Pipit singing all Crowle Moor,

30/05/2012 Robert Broch 1 Turtle Dove Green Belt, 1 Willow Tit at nest site side colliery spoil heap three foot up in dead birch stump now with young in, 2 Common Whitethroat nests by Fison's Road with 5 young, 1 Linnet bird on nest by Fison's Road next to a Whitethroat nest,

04/06/2012 Robert Broch 1 Siskin heard over Crowle Moor,

01/07/2012 Robert Broch 2 Hobby 2 Turtle Dove purring Green Belt one display flight, 1 Common Cuckoo singing Bell's, 1 Lesser Whitethroat singing Green Belt, 1 Yellowhammer singing Green Belt,

04/07/2012 Robert Broch 2 Turtle Dove purring Crowle Moor,

11/07/2012 Robert Broch 4 Hobby 1 Grasshopper Warbler heard Fison's Road, 1 Linnet nest with three young Green Belt,

12/07/2012 Robert Broch 4 Yellowhammer Crowle Moor,

19/07/2012 Robert Broch 3 Turtle Dove purring Green Belt and two on wires near colliery/Jone's Cable, 1 European Nightjar churred briefly from a branch Green Belt, 1 Sedge Warbler heard, 1 Yellowhammer singing Jone's Cable,

02/08/2012 Robert Broch 2 Hobby 2 Yellowhammer singing Crowle Moor,

12/08/2012 Robert Broch 3 Hobby 5 Greenshank Will Pits Scrape,

18/08/2012 Robert Broch 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk Will Pits, 1 Hobby 2 Green Woodpecker one over Will Pits Scrape other calling Goole Moor,

23/08/2012 Robert Broch 3 Hobby 1 Northern Wheatear Fison's Road N,

28/08/2012 Robert Broch 3 Hobby Crowle Moor,

06/09/2012 Robert Broch 1 Common Buzzard Crowle Moor, 1 Hobby Crowle Moor,

10/09/2012 Robert Broch 1 Hobby Crowle Moor, 10 Siskin roaming parties' heard over Crowle Moor,

15/09/2012 Robert Broch 6 Grey Partridge a pair Moor end Jone's Cable, 3 Green Sandpiper Leonard's Drain/Elmhirst,

22/09/2012 Robert Broch 1 Common Buzzard Crowle Moor, 1 Reed Warbler Will Pits Scrape, 1 Lesser Redpoll Will Pits Scrape,

04/10/2012 Robert Broch 60 Pink-footed Goose flew W over Crowle Moor, later 40 on Will Pits Scrape, 1 Green Woodpecker Crowle Moor, 12+ Lesser Redpoll Crowle Moor,

07/10/2012 Robert Broch 300 Pink-footed Goose floods and Will Pits Scrape, 3 Goldcrest near Will Pits Scrape, 



LATE RECORDS 2012, ALL STEVE HINER 15 March 2012 50 Whooper Swan New Moor, Blue Bridge end, x45 floods near Creykes Gate,, 1 Marsh Harrier male Creyke's,, 2 Eurasian Jay Green Belt.,

, 29 March 2012, 2 Eurasian Teal a pair Creykes,, 20 Mallard, 1 Shoveler male Paraffin cuttings,, 1 Marsh Harrier female Woodside,, 1 Common Kestrel female,, 1 Peregrine Falcon male Creyke's,, 1 Common Redshank, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Common Chiffchaff NNR shed 1 Green Belt..

27 April 2012 10 Shoveler 5 pairs,, 16 Tufted Duck 8 pairs Will Pits Scrape,, 1 Marsh Harrier female, 1 Northern Goshawk female, flew fast and low across Will Pits dry ride south to north,, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk male, 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Common Kestrel female,, 4 Common Crane 2 floods 2 calling from Crowle Moor,, 3 Dunlin floods,, 1 Common Snipe, 1 Common Cuckoo, 7 Common Swift, 6 Barn Swallow, 1 Blackcap, 1 Grasshopper Warbler Shoulder o' Mutton,, 8 Northern Wheatear 3 males 1 female Snaith & Cowick, 2 fm Mill Drain, 1 m 1 fm Shoulder o' Mutton,, 4 Reed Bunting.

17 May 2012 100 Mallard, 1 Shoveler male Paraffin Cuttings,, 1 Marsh Harrier female,, 1 Hobby, 1 Common Crane floods,, 100 Black-headed Gull, 1 Turtle Dove Green Belt,, 1 Short-eared Owl, 100 Common Swift, 1 Common Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Northern Wheatear male Snaith & Cowick Moor,, 1 Dunnock.

07 June 2012 7 Greylag Goose, 2 Eurasian Teal, 7 Mallard, 1 Shoveler male,, 1 Marsh Harrier female,, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 30 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Cuckoo, 50 Common Swift, 2 Eurasian Jay, 2 Sky Lark, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Robin, 4 Meadow Pipit.

08 June 2012 4 Eurasian Teal, 20 Mallard, 1 Shoveler male, 3 Marsh Harrier 2 females,, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon male Pony Bridge Marsh,, 1 Common Redshank, 50 Black-headed Gull, 50 Common Swift, 2 Sky Lark, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Spotted Flycatcher Pony Bridge Wood..

15 June 2012 6 Eurasian Teal, 20 Mallard, 1 Shoveler male,, 3 Grey Heron Snaith & Cowick Moor,, 2 Marsh Harrier male and female,, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk female Will Pits,, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 4 Northern Lapwing with 2 young Creyke's,, 80 Black-headed Gull 50 floods 30 Will Pits Scrape,, 1 Common Cuckoo, 50 Common Swift, 2 Eurasian Jay, 20 Barn Swallow, 2 House Martin Creyke's,, 2 Common Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Common Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Robin, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Common Chaffinch, 1 Goldfinch, 1 Linnet, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Reed Bunting.

18 June 2012 3 Eurasian Teal, 20 Mallard, 2 Shoveler with 9 young Snaith & Cowick Moor,, 1 Tufted Duck male Creyke's,, 2 Marsh Harrier male and female,, 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Common Kestrel, 2 Hobby, 30 Black-headed Gull, 20 Common Swift, 1 Sky Lark, 20 Barn Swallow, 2 House Martin, 1 Common Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Common Chaffinch, 2 Linnet, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Reed Bunting.

26 June 2012 2 Marsh Harrier male and female,, 1 Hobby, 1 Water Rail floods opp. MMT,.

27 June 2012 1 Eurasian Teal, 4 Mallard, 2 Shoveler with 5 young,, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Marsh Harrier male Goole Moor,, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk male,, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Common Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 2 Common Crane fields east of Scotts shed, Bank Top,, 1 Oystercatcher mobbing C Buzzard over Snaith & Cowick Moor, 4 Northern Lapwing, 50 Black-headed Gull, 5 Common Swift, 2 Sky Lark, 50 Barn Swallow, 2 House Martin, 1 Common Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 6 Common Whitethroat, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Dunnock, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Common Chaffinch, 2 Linnet.