31/03/2012 BPW Green Belt, colliery area morning. 5 Greylag Goose, 2 Gadwall, 35 Eurasian Teal, 4 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 2 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon adult male W end flooded workings, 1 Eurasian Curlew Chadwick's Field, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker recreation ground, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 3 Willow Tit Green Belt, 1 Sky Lark, 7 Common Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap colliery area, 7 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 20 Fieldfare recreation ground, 4 Redwing recreation ground, 3 Mistle Thrush recreation ground, 2 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 1 Pied Wagtail, 8 Common Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 4 Bullfinch, 2 Yellowhammer. Also 1 Water Vole colliery area and 2 Roe Deer.

30/03/2012 Peter Hinks, Brian Smith. 8 Greylag Goose, 8 Gadwall, p Eurasian Teal, p Mallard, 12 Shoveler, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Goosander, p Common Pheasant, 1 Marsh Harrier cream crown, 1 Water Rail heard near Will Pits, 120 European Golden Plover E of Bank Top, 5 Woodcock Will Pits, p Lesser Black-backed Gull, p Black-headed Gull, p Wood Pigeon, 2 Tawny Owl heard Will Pits, seen NE corner Goole Moor, p Magpie, p Carrion Crow, p Blue Tit, p Great Tit, p Long-tailed Tit, p Common Chiffchaff, p Wren, p Blackbird, p Song Thrush, p Robin, p Dunnock, p Common Chaffinch, 8 Goldfinch, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 

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Lesser Redpoll mating by Brian Smith 30.03.2011. 

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Short-eared Owl by Brian Smith 24.03.2011. 

p Bullfinch, p Reed Bunting. Also 1fm Red Deer, 3 Roe Deer, Rabbits, 2 bat sp. (poss Whiskered/Brandt's) Will Pits.

30/03/2012 BPW. 21 Eurasian Teal, 10 Mallard, 1 Marsh Harrier female, 3 Common Kestrel, 1 Moorhen, 1 Willow Tit, 6 Common Chiffchaff, 2 Blackbird, 10 Fieldfare, 1 Dunnock, 1 Pied Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit, 6 Common Chaffinch, 30 Linnet field Inkle Moor to Paraffin, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Yellowhammer, 2 Reed Bunting. Also 3 clump Frog spawn at Inkle Moor Pond (but no Toads this year).

29/03/2012 BPW morning. 26 Greylag Goose, 4 Greater Canada Goose, 2 Common Shelduck, 12 Gadwall, 46 Eurasian Teal, 24 Mallard, 21 Shoveler, 6 Tufted Duck, 2 Goosander Will Pits Scrape, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 10 Common Pheasant, 1 Great Cormorant Will Pits Scrape, 2 Little Grebe Flooded Workings S of road, 2 Marsh Harrier both immature males flooded workings, 1Hen Harrier ringtail flooded workings, 2 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Moorhen, 1 Oystercatcher off flooded workings Rawcliffe Moor, 7 Northern Lapwing, 2 Water Rail, 3 Common Redshank off flooded workings Rawcliffe Moor, 1 Eurasian Curlew over S, 7 Herring Gull, 78 Black-headed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 10 Wood Pigeon, 1 Short-eared Owl perched in open Goole Moor near Creyke's, 2 Magpie, 1 Eurasian Jay, 6 Carrion Crow, 6 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 1 Willow Tit, 4 Sky Lark, 18 Common Chiffchaff, 1Blackcap singing Creyke's Gate, 5 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 6 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 2 Tree Sparrow Swinefleet gate, 6 Pied Wagtail, 19 Meadow Pipit, 7 Common Chaffinch, 7 Goldfinch, 8 Linnet, 1 Yellowhammer, 12 Reed Bunting. Also 10 Roe Deer, 1 Hare, 1 Common Lizard (NE shed) and 4 colonies of Common Frog (Blackwater Dike at Will Pits, S side Will Pits and 2 lots along Fison's Road.

27/03/2012 James Hinchliffe Red House Farm. 1 Northern Wheatear.

27/03/2012 Ben Steel east edge/ will pits area today 3 to 7pm. 13 Greylag Goose, 2 Greater Canada Goose, 8 Tufted Duck, 6 Goosander, 1 Grey Heron over W, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Water Rail, 5 Moorhen, 2 Common Redshank, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Short-eared Owl Goole Moor, 7 Common Chiffchaff, 2 Eurasian Treecreeper 1 singing. Also 1 American Mink at Will Pits Scrape.

26/03/2012 James Hinchliffe. 10 Whooper Swan off flooded workings.

24/03/2012 Paul Adams, Peter Hinks, Brian Small 16.15 to 19.45. 8 Greylag Goose, 6 Gadwall, 7 Eurasian Teal, 18 Mallard, 17 Shoveler, 5 Tufted Duck, 14 Goosander, 2 Common Pheasant, 1 Black-necked Grebe Will Pits Scrape, 2Hen Harrier ringtails to roost Middle Moor, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Water Rail, 3 Northern Lapwing, 7 Woodcock, 10 Black-headed Gull, 10 Wood Pigeon, 5 Tawny Owl WP, CM, SWD, GM, 1 Long-eared Owl female calling Will Pits, 2Short-eared Owl, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Eurasian Jay, 2 Carrion Crow, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Willow Tit, 3 Sand Martin north, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Common Chiffchaff, 3 Eurasian Treecreeper, 2 Wren, 2 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Robin, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Common Chaffinch, 8 Greenfinch, 3 Bullfinch.

24/03/2012 BPW, Bev Baxter, Bill Priestley, Jim Snowden, RJS. 4 Eurasian Teal, 6 Mallard, 2 Grey Partridge fields Creyke's, 3 Marsh Harrier, 3 Hen Harrier male and 2 ringtails, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 AVOCET down W end Shoulder o' Mutton Tram, 1 Tawny Owl, 3 Short-eared Owl, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Blue Tit (1 ringed), 2 Great Tit (2 ringed), 1 Coal Tit (1 ringed), 3 Willow Tit (3 ringed), 10 Long-tailed Tit (1 ringed),

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Long-tailed Tit by BPW 2012. 

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Willow Tit by BPW 2012. 

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Coal Tit by BPW 2012. 

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Willow Tits by BPW 2012. 

3 Common Chiffchaff, 1 Eurasian Treecreeper, 1 Wren, 2 Blackbird, 4 Common Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 8 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch. Also 2 Roe Deer.

22/03/2012 BPW. S fields at night. 1 Tawny Owl. Several Badger, 20 Red Deer, 8 Roe Deer, 18 Hares, 1 Fox and several rabbits.

22/03/2012 RJS. 21 Shoveler, 3 Marsh Harrier, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 3 Common Buzzard, 5 Common Kestrel, 2 Water Rail Middle Moor, 1 Jack Snipe E of mounds at Flooded Workings. 10 Common Chiffchaff. Also a Common Lizard.

21/03/2012 James Hinchliffe. 54 Whooper Swan flooded workings.

21/03/2012 Peter Roworth, Julian Small (Natural England). 2 Water Rail in duet where New Cut meets Northern Boundary Path (Canal Tow Path), 2 Northern Lapwing Creyke's, 1 Common Chiffchaff midday where New Cut meets Northern Boundary Path (Canal Tow Path). 3 Fieldfare where New Cut meets Northern Boundary Path (Canal Tow Path).

20/03/2012 Ian MacDonald. 1 Northern Wheatear limestone road north of paraffin ponds. 

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Wheatear by Ian McDonald 2012. 

21/03/2012 BPW. S fields. 1 Grey Partridge, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Common Chiffchaff S side colliery spoil mound.

20/03/2012 BPW. S fields. 1 Grey Partridge, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Common Chiffchaff S side colliery spoil mound.

16/03/2012 BPW, JGH. Includes WeBS count, 58 Greylag Goose Creykes fields, 2 Greater Canada Goose Goole Moor, 4 Common Shelduck Flooded Workings, 66 Gadwall Will Pits Scrape, 155 Eurasian Teal, 61 Mallard, 16 Shoveler Will Pits Scrape, 4 Tufted Duck Will Pits Scrape, 2 Grey Partridge, 40 Common Pheasant, 1 Marsh Harrier imm male Flooded Workings, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Kestrel, 4 Northern Lapwing, 53 Black-headed Gull, 4 Stock Dove, 50 Wood Pigeon, 1 Little Owl Red House Farm, 1 Tawny Owl S fields at night, 1 Magpie, 5 Eurasian Jay, 4 Carrion Crow, 5 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 7 Sky Lark, 3 Blackbird, 13 Fieldfare, 4 Tree Sparrow Swinefleet gate many at Red House Farm, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit, 6 Common Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 8 Goldfinch, 20 Linnet Goole Moor, 1 Yellowhammer, 19 Reed Bunting. Also around 30 Red Deer (S fields at night) and 28 Roe Deer.

15/03/2012 Steve Hiner, James Hinchliffe, Ian McDonald. 95 Whooper Swan 50 flooded workings 45 Creykes later flew off NNE over Rawcliffe (42 and 47 IM). 1 Woodcock Snaith & Cowick.

14/03/2012 Ian MacDonald. 4 Shoveler 4 Goosander males, 1 Hen Harrier female flooded workings.

14/03/2012 John Hitchcock. 1 Common Stonechat female type Pony Bridge Marsh at Bank Top.

13/03/2012 BPW. 3 Greylag Goose, 1 Common Shelduck, 10 Gadwall, 12 Eurasian Teal, 18 Mallard, 9 Shoveler, 4 Tufted Duck 3 males, 5 Goosander 3 males, 2 Common Pheasant, 2 Oystercatcher on 100 Acre Flooded Workings, 4 Northern Lapwing, 3 Woodcock S fields at night, 80 Black-headed Gull Chadwick's Field, 4 Wood Pigeon, 1 Tawny Owl S fields at night, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Magpie, 1 Eurasian Jay, 2 Carrion Crow, 6 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 1 Willow Tit, 2 Sky Lark, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Wren, 2 Blackbird, 2 Fieldfare, 2 Robin, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit, 10 Common Chaffinch, 6 Goldfinch, 2 Linnet, 4 Bullfinch, 1 Yellowhammer, 3 Reed Bunting. Also at night S fields 23 Red Deer, 8 Roe Deer, 1 Fox and 8 Hares. Several Frogs and a bucket full of spawn along Fisons' Road near Middle Moor Tram.

12/03/2012 Rob Watson Flooded Workings & central Moors. 8 Greylag Goose, 18 Eurasian Teal, 1 Hen Harrier ringtail, 1 Common Kestrel, 20 Northern Lapwing, 8 Meadow Pipit, 12 Reed Bunting. Also 3 Adders.

12/03/2012 Rob Adams, Bev Baxter. Ringing Will Pits. 2 Japanese Pheasant both, 1 Common Buzzard Crowle Moor, 4 Eurasian Jay, 11 Blue Tit ringed, 1 Great Tit ringed, 1 Willow Tit, 1 Common Chiffchaff ringed, 1 Eurasian Treecreeper ringed, 1 Wren ringed, 1 Blackbird ringed, 120 Fieldfare, 1 Robin ringed, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Bullfinch. 

Chiffchaff and Treecreper ringed in Will Pits 12.03.12. All photos Rob Adams. 

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11/03/2012 BPW S fields. 86 Common Pheasant, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Common Kestrel, 10 Sky Lark 7 males, 1 Yellowhammer.

11/03/2012 Col Neale. Goole Moor, Will Pits + Scrape, Flooded Workings, colliery area. 39 Greylag Goose most wildfowl at Will Pits Scrape, 22 Gadwall, 27 Eurasian Teal, 30 Mallard, 12 Shoveler, 14 Tufted Duck, 5 Goosander 4 male, 4 Common Pheasant, 2 Marsh Harrier 1 male and cream-crown, 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Common Kestrel, 23 Wood Pigeon, 3 Blue Tit, 8 Sky Lark 2 singing, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Robin, 1 Common Chaffinch, 1 Yellowhammer male, 7 Reed Bunting.

11/03/2012 John Hitchcock. 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker Woodpecker Corner.

10/03/2012 John Hitchcock. 1 Hen Harrier ringtail flooded workings.

09/03/2012 John Hitchcock. 1 Toad large one on road at night near BB. 1 Large White, 1 Brimstone + 1 Peacock butterfly.

09/03/2012 Peter Hinks, Brian Smith Goole Naturalists. 6 Greylag Goose, 2 Common Shelduck Will Pits Scrape and floods, 10 Gadwall, 50 Eurasian Teal, 30 Mallard, 52 Shoveler, 2 Tufted Duck, 3 Goosander 1 male, 2 Common Pheasant, 2 Common Buzzard Crowle Moor, 1 Merlin female E end flooded workings, 2 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove Red House Farm, 2 Magpie, 7 Rook fields near Swinefleet gate, 2 Carrion Crow, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Sky Lark, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Wren, 2 Blackbird 1 Song Thrush, 2 Robin, 3 Dunnock, 2 Common Chaffinch, 20 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch, 3 Reed Bunting. Also 1 Roe Deer and 11 male Adders basking at Green Belt.

09/03/2012 BPW colliery, Inkle Moor and Paraffin areas. 2 Eurasian Teal, 4 Mallard, 1 Little Grebe Bell's Pond, 1 Marsh Harrier distant creamcrown, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk large female Paraffin area, 1 Common Buzzard Long Meadow, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Eurasian Jay, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 3 Sky Lark, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Wren, 2 Common Starling, 2 Blackbird, 70 Fieldfare Inkle Moor, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Robin, 2 Meadow Pipit, 8 Common Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 4 Bullfinch, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Reed Bunting.

07/03/2012 BPW S fields. 1 Grey Heron, 1 Woodcock fields near Pony Bridge Wood, 1 Pied Wagtail.

07/03/2012 John Hitchcock. 500 Fieldfare Angle Drain.

06/03/2012 BPW S fields. 1 Grey Partridge. Also 20 Red Deer, 4 Roe Deer.

05/03/2012 BPW S fields. 1 Common Buzzard. Also a Badger (Carl Poulston), 20 Red Deer, 9 Roe Deer.

04/03/2012 BPW southern fields. 6 Mallard, 4 Grey Partridge, 12 Common Pheasant, 1 Moorhen, 3 Stock Dove, 300 Wood Pigeon, 8 singing male Sky Lark, 50 Fieldfare, 4 Yellowhammer. Also 3 Roe Deer.

03/03/2012 BPW colliery area at dusk. 8 Common Pheasant, 1 Common Kestrel, 6 Herring Gull, 30 Black-headed Gull, 60 Wood Pigeon, 4 Magpie, 6 Carrion Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Sky Lark, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 50 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Redwing, 3 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 4 Greenfinch, 6 Goldfinch, 10 Linnet, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Yellowhammer.

03/03/2012 Ben Steel 1500 - 1900. 55+ Greylag Goose, 83+ Gadwall A NEW ALL TIME MAXIMUM. 70+ Will Pits Scrape others flooded workings, 25 Shoveler Will Pits Scrape mainly, 8 Tufted Duck Will Pits Scrape, 20 Goosander Will Pits Scrape, 5 Marsh Harrier 1 male, 3 creamcrowns and 1 dark, 1 Common Buzzard Crowle Moor, 4 Water Rail Fisons' Road to Will Pits, 1 Moorhen, 5 Northern Lapwing, 1 Woodcock Will Pits, 1 Tawny Owl Will Pits at dusk, 1 Long-eared Owl calling Will Pits at dusk, 4 Short-eared Owl up to 4 Goole Moor late afternoon, 1 Green Woodpecker Will Pits, 1 Willow Tit Will Pits, 20 Fieldfare, 7 Meadow Pipit, 3 Linnet.

01/03/2012 BPW (JHG in part). 26 Greylag Goose, 16 Gadwall Will Pits Scrape, 30 Eurasian Teal Will Pits Scrape, 20 Shoveler Will Pits Scrape, 2 Tufted Duck Will Pits Scrape, 6 Common Pheasant, 1 Marsh Harrier cream-crown, 1 Hen Harrier ringtail flooded workings, 2 Common Buzzard over Crowle Moor, 1 Common Kestrel, 18 Northern Lapwing down Will Pits Scrape, 1 Green Woodpecker Will Pits, 2 Magpie, 2 Eurasian Jay, 36 Carrion Crow, 5 Blue Tit, 10 Great Tit, 3 Sky Lark, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Eurasian Treecreeper Will Pits, 11 Wren, 4 Blackbird, 30 Fieldfare, 7 Robin, 1 Pied Wagtail, 8 Common Chaffinch, 22 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Reed Bunting. Brimstone (Will Pits), Red Admiraal. Also Grey Squirrel and 2 Roe Deer.