31/01/2012 BPW. 50 Black-headed Gull, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Goldfinch.

30/01/2012 Vernon Jones. 1 Woodcock S fields at night. Also 2 Red Deer females.

28/01/2012 BPW, Carl Poulston, Stewart Todd. 1 Tawny Owl seen near Limberlost. At night in S fields 19 Red Deer (11 mature stags & 8 females), several Roe Deer, 1 Fox.

28/01/2012 RJS, Jim Snowden. 80 Pink-footed Goose, 120 Greylag Goose, 30 Mallard, 3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Hen Harrier adult female, immature male, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Kestrel, 2 Peregrine Falcon male & female, 2 Common Gull, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 80 Black-headed Gull, 2 Short-eared Owl, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 GREAT GREY SHRIKE seen briefly flying along Blackwater Dike, flew further into bushes on Goole Moor, 250 Fieldfare, 2 Common Stonechat a pair.

27/01/2012 BPW. 40 Red Deer and at leaat 8 Roe Deer, 2 Foxes, 4 Hares, several Rabbits and Wood Mouse southern fields at night.

26/01/2012 RJS. 1 European Golden Plover heard colliery area at night, 1 Tawny Owl heard colliery area at night, 1 Long-eared Owl heard colliery area at night.

24/01/2012 Julian Small (Natural England). 3 Whooper Swan near Creykes. Also a dead pigmy shrew on Goole Moor Tram.

24/01/2012 BPW pm road. 100 Greylag Goose over Rawcliffe Moor, 4 Gadwall, 16 Eurasian Teal, 63 Mallard, 28 Common Pheasant inc. 2 male Japanese, 3 Marsh Harrier possibly more; male, female and immature male, 1 Hen Harrieradult female to roost Mill Drain Marsh 15.45, 1 Common Kestrel, 8 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Short-eared Owl 1 Mill Drain Marsh/1000 Acre at 16.30, 2nd on post W end Shoulder o' Mutton Tram 17.00, 44 Carrion Crow, 1 Goldcrest Will Pits, 15 Blue Tit, 1 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Wren, 1 Dunnock, 11 Goldfinch, 6 Bullfinch Will Pits. Also a Roe Deer, 1 Hare and Rabbits.

23/01/2012 Ron Moat. 5 Mallard, 1 Common Kestrel, 2 Stock Dove, 12 Blue Tit, 2 Coal Tit Will Pits, 1 Willow Tit Will Pits, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Eurasian Treecreeper Will Pits, 1 Blackbird, 80 Fieldfare, 1 Common Stonechat Shoulder o Mutton Tram NW end of Fisons road, 40 Goldfinch, 1 Lesser Redpoll.

 

23/01/2012 Chris Evans (NE). 1 Barn Owl Blackwater Dike.

23/01/2012 BPW morning colliery area, pm road. 2 Grey Partridge Chadwick Field, 2 Hen Harrier male and female to roost flooded workings opposite Middle Moor Tram at last light, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Kestrel, 3 Woodcock, 21 Herring Gull high over NE, 5 Great Black-backed Gull high over NE, 80 Wood Pigeon, 10 Magpie, 112 Carrion Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Wren, 50 Common Starling, 2 Blackbird, 170 Fieldfare, 9 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush Chadwick Field, 3 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 327 Common Chaffinch from colliery area roost, 5 Greenfinch, 21 Goldfinch, 80 Linnet Chadwick Field, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 7 Yellowhammer. Also a Fox Chadwick Field and male Roe Deer Green Belt.

22/01/2012 afternoon BPW. 2 Greylag Goose, 2 Greater Canada Goose, 70 Mallard, 3 Goosander Will Pits Scrape 2 male, 8 Marsh Harrier difficult to count, max 4 in air at once, equal to ALL TIME MAXIMUM(03.09.2010) 3 Hen Harrier 1 female 13.40 at Will Pits, later at 16.50 2 adult females together flooded workings & at 16.50 male to roost flooded workings opposite Middle Moor Tram. 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Northern Lapwing high over flooded workings, 9 Herring Gull steady few NE, 13 Great Black-backed Gull steady few NE, 1 Black-headed Gull, 130 Wood Pigeon, 2 Magpie, 67 Carrion Crow, 1 Wren, 18 Fieldfare, 1 Common Stonechat male Snaith and Cowick Moor, 1 Greenfinch, 28 Goldfinch, 1 Reed Bunting. Also 1 Roe Deer Will Pits.

21/01/2012 RJS, Jim Snowden. 2 Greylag Goose, 10 Eurasian Teal, 100 Mallard, 6 Goosander 4 males, 1 Marsh Harrier immature, 2 Peregrine Falcon male and female, 8 Magpie, 9 Blue Tit, 120 Common Starling, 50 Fieldfare.

21/01/2012 BPW. 2 Common Buzzard, 3 Common Gull.

20/01/2012 Julian Small (Natural England). 3 Goosander 2 males, 1 Marsh Harrier Snaith and Cowick Moor 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 1 Woodcock, 25 Goldfinch, 5 Bullfinch, 11 Reed Bunting. Also Red Deer – 15 Will Pitts (1 stag) and Roe Deer – 1 Will pitts, 3 Snaith and Cowick Moor, and 4 on fields outside of Creykes Gate.

19/01/2012 BPW. Short-eared Owl.

19/01/2012 Ron Moat. 1 Marsh Harrier Creykes, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk Will Pits, 80 Wood Pigeon, 2 Carrion Crow, 2 Blue Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Wren, 180 Fieldfare, 2 Bullfinch.

18/01/2012 Vernon Jones. 2 Barn Owl, 1 Short-eared Owl.

18/01/2012 BPW. 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk female, 10 Black-headed Gull, 10 Wood Pigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Magpie, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Willow Tit, 2 Wren, 80 Common Starling, 4 Blackbird, 50 Fieldfare, 1 Mistle Thrush, 1 Robin, 1 Pied Wagtail, 50 Common Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch, 1 Linnet, 10 Bullfinch.

17/01/2012 BPW. 2 Greylag Goose, 26 Eurasian Teal stood on ice Will Pits Scrape, 16 Mallard stood on ice Will Pits Scrape, 20 Common Pheasant (including 2 Japanese) fields N of Crowle Moor, 1 Marsh Harrier immature male flooded workings, 1 Hen Harrier female Alders male to roost flooded workings, 1 Common Kestrel, 2 Common Crane feeding in pasture near Swinefleet Warping Drain, south of derelict Swinefleet Mill, 1 Woodcock Alders, 4 Common Gull fields N of Crowle Moor, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 120 Wood Pigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker Will Pits, 1 Magpie, 20 Carrion Crow, 10 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 14 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Eurasian Treecreeper Will Pits, 4 Wren, 9 Blackbird, 100 Fieldfare, 2 Robin, 1 Common Stonechat male at Middle Moor Tram at road, 1 Pied Wagtail, 3 Common Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 6 Goldfinch, 8 Lesser Redpoll Alders, 6 probable Common/Mealy Redpoll on ground along road at Rawcliffe Moor, not good long views unfortunately. 1 Reed Bunting. Also 15 Roe Deer, including 8 together in fields at Creykes gate.

16/01/2012 BPW. 4 Greylag Goose, 30 Eurasian Teal stood on ice Will Pits Scrape, 70 Mallard stood on ice Will Pits Scrape, 14 Common Pheasant (including 2 Japanese) fields N of Crowle Moor, 1 Marsh Harrier female to roost flooded workings, 1 Hen Harrier male to roost flooded workings, 1 Common Buzzard Crowle Moor, 1 Common Kestrel, 2 Common Crane feeding in pasture near Swinefleet Warping Drain, south of derelict Swinefleet Mill, 62 European Golden Plover fields near Creykes, 22 Herring Gull, 10 Great Black-backed Gull, 560 Wood Pigeon Crowle Moor, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Alders 1 Will Pits, 1 Magpie, 16 Carrion Crow, 4 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Eurasian Treecreeper Alders, 5 Wren, 2 Blackbird, 60 Fieldfare, 2 Robin, 2 Common Stonechat females W end Shoulder o' Mutton Tram, 8 Common Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 22 Goldfinch, 30 Linnet Crowle fields, 10 Lesser Redpoll Alders, 1 Reed Bunting. Also 10 Roe Deer and 2 Hares (also Fox EN staff).

15/01/2012 Col Neale. 11 Pink-footed Goose, 90 Eurasian Teal, 180 Mallard, 4 Goosander 2 pair, 1 Common Pheasant, 2 Common Kestrel, 10 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Eurasian Jay, 13 Carrion Crow, 4 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Wren, 3 Robin, 1 Dunnock. Also 5 Red Deer.

14/01/2012 Pat and Janet Heath. 6 Mallard, 4 Goosander 1 male, 6 Common Pheasant, 1 Marsh Harrier male, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Kestrel, 9 Northern Lapwing, 3 Common Gull, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 12 Black-headed Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Magpie, 2 Eurasian Jay, 10 Carrion Crow, 8 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 40 Fieldfare, 8 Redwing, 10 Common Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 4 Bullfinch, 3 Reed Bunting. Also 7 Roe Deer.

14/01/2012 RJS, Jim Snowden. 5 Pink-footed Goose, 4 Goosander 2 male 2 female, 2 Marsh Harrier adult female and cream crown, 2 Hen Harrier male and female, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon male, 65 European Golden Plover, 80 Northern Lapwing, 8 Great Black-backed Gull, 50 Black-headed Gull, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Goldcrest, 80 Fieldfare, 1 Common Stonechat male, 18 Greenfinch, 20 Goldfinch.

14/01/2012 Bill Priestley. 2 Gadwall, 50 Eurasian Teal, 150 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 8 Magpie, 1 Willow Tit, 300 Fieldfare, 1 Common Stonechat female observation platform.

13/01/2012 Ron Moat. 5 Eurasian Teal, 34 Mallard, 2 Pintail, 1 Shoveler, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Stock Dove, 6 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 1 Coal Tit Will Pits, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Eurasian Treecreeper Will Pits, 1 Wren, 3 Blackbird, 180 Fieldfare, 2 Robin, 1 Common Chaffinch, 10 Goldfinch, 3 Lesser Redpoll, 11 Bullfinch, 1 Reed Bunting. Also a Field Vole on Limestone Road. (Field Mice seen in headlights S fields BPW).

13/01/2012 BPW. 1 Barn Owl S fields. Also 6 Red Deer, 4 Roe Deer, and up to 10 Hares every night.

11/01/2012 Julian Small, Chris Evans (NE). 2 Common Kestrel, 50 Fieldfare.

11/01/2012 Julian Small (NE). 1 Woodcock Moors entrance Jones' Cable.

10/01/2012 Peter Hinks, Brian Smith. 2 Greylag Goose, 4 Gadwall, 40 Eurasian Teal, 70 Mallard, 5 Common Pheasant, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Northern Lapwing, 2 Wood Pigeon, 30 Collared Dove Top Moor Farm, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Magpie, 3 Eurasian Jay, 2 Carrion Crow, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Wren, 30 Common Starling 2 Blackbird, 60 Fieldfare, 20 Redwing, 1 Robin, 2 Common Chaffinch, 50 Goldfinch, 2 Linnet, 5 Bullfinch, 8 Reed Bunting. Also a Roe Deer Goole Moor.

10/01/2012 BPW colliery area last hour. 1 Common Pheasant, 2 Common Gull, 9 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 9 Black-headed Gull, 4 Magpie, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Wren, 80 Common Starling, 4 Blackbird, 30 Fieldfare, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Meadow Pipit, 23 Common Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 2 Bullfinch.

07/01/2012 Bill Priestley. 100 Eurasian Teal, 200 Mallard, 12 Goosander 9 male, 1 Marsh Harrier female flooded workings, 1 Goldcrest, 300 Fieldfare, 20 Redwing, 3 Mistle Thrush.

06/01/2012 Rob Watson. 2 Gadwall, 8 Goosander 5 males, 1 Great Cormorant over Will Pits Scrape, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 1 Barn Owl, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 20 Fieldfare.

06/01/2012 Julian Small (Senior Reserve Manager Natural England). 8 Gadwall Will Pits Scrape, 2 Goosander Will Pits Scrape, 15 Great Black-backed Gull at roost flooded workings, 8 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Bullfinch.

05/01/2012 BPW. 8 Pink-footed Goose going W, 65 Mallard Will Pits Scrape, 2 Goosander, 8 Common Pheasant, 3 Marsh Harrier at least: adult male and female, immature male, 2 Hen Harrier a pair flooded workings from 15.50 on, 2 Common Buzzard Goole Moor, 1 Common Kestrel, 3 Northern Lapwing, 5 Herring Gull, 18 Great Black-backed Gull to roost flooded workings, 110 Wood Pigeon, 2 Eurasian Jay, 61 Carrion Crow, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Blackbird, 130 Fieldfare, 1 Goldfinch. Also a Hare and 2 Roe Deer.

04/01/2012 BPW. 6 Gadwall, 23 Eurasian Teal, 118 Mallard, 28 Common Pheasant, 2 Marsh Harrier adult male and female flooded workings, 1 Hen Harrier adult male woodside to Middle Moor 15.10, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Buzzard over N end WP, 1 Common Kestrel, 180 Wood Pigeon, 40 Carrion Crow, 4 Blue Tit, 1 Blackbird, 1 Reed Bunting. Also a Roe Deer.

02/01/2012 (John Wozencroft). Just beyond the recording area: ROAD FROM A18 – MEDGE HALL (Late afternoon) – 3 Short-eared Owls.

02/01/2012 BPW, RJS. 3 Eurasian Wigeon, 110 Eurasian Teal, 180 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 4 Goosander, 1 Marsh Harrier male, 60 European Golden Plover, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 6 Blue Tit, 11 Long-tailed Tit, 7 Wren, 50 Common Starling, 8 Blackbird, 60 Fieldfare, 1 Robin, 8 Goldfinch, 30 Linnet, 7 Lesser Redpoll, 3 Bullfinch, 1 Reed Bunting. Also 4 Roe Deer.

Additionally 02/01/2012 RJS only. 5 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 30 Black-headed Gull, 1 Eurasian Treecreeper.

02/01/2012 Carl Poulston. 2 Barn Owl S fields early hours.

01/01/2012 Col Neale. 56 Eurasian Teal, 100 Mallard, 6 Goosander 4 males, 2 Common Pheasant, 1 Marsh Harrier male, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Wood Pigeon, 6 Carrion Crow, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Blue Tit, 9 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Wren, 3 Blackbird, 2 Fieldfare, 4 Reed Bunting. Also 2 Red Deer females.

01/01/2012 05.50 to 16.10 BPW, RJS (combined results). 3 Whooper Swan going SSW over colliery, 5 Pink-footed Goose, 21 Greylag Goose, 4 Eurasian Wigeon Will Pits Scrape, 8 Gadwall Will Pits Scrape mainly, 120 Eurasian Teal Will Pits Scrape mainly, 98 Mallard Will Pits Scrape mainly, 5 Shoveler Will Pits Scrape mainly, 4 Goosander Will Pits Scrape mainly, 3 Marsh Harrier 2 females, 1 male, 2 Hen Harrier male and female to roost flooded workings and Middle Moor, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk female, 1 Peregrine Falcon male attacking Teal without success, 60 European Golden Plover, 5 Northern Lapwing, 3 Woodcock all flushed at Alders, 14 Herring Gull, 12 Great Black-backed Gull, 40 Wood Pigeon, 1 Tawny Owl heard Green Belt, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 9 Magpie, 1 Eurasian Jay, 30 Carrion Crow, 10 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 3 Willow Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Eurasian Treecreeper Jones' Cable, Alders, Will Pits, 4 Wren, 14 Blackbird, 200 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush, 8 Redwing, 2 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 2 Meadow Pipit, 184 Common Chaffinch, 27 Greenfinch, 6 Goldfinch, 24 Lesser Redpoll, 11 Bullfinch 7 together colliery area, 4 Yellowhammer, 1 Reed Bunting. Also 4 Roe Deer and a Fox in Chadwick Field (the Sheep field near the colliery). 



Observers 2012: Rob Adams, Charlotte Adams, Paul Adams, Bev Baxter, Robert Broch, Alan Cawthrow, Lance Degnan, Richard Drew, Chris Evans, Denis Goodwin, Pat Heath, Janet Heath, Keith Heywood, James Hincliffe, Steve Hiner, Peter Hinks, John G. Hitchcock, Jack Hollingsworth, Vernon Jones, Jim Johnson, Peter Kendall, Tom Lowe, Ian McDonald, Ron Moat, Ian Morley, Col Neale, Ken Pearson, Ray Poole, Carl Poulston, Michael Poulston, William H. Priestley, Des Roberts, Steve Routledge, Peter C. Roworth, Julian Small, Brian Smith, David W. Smith, Jim Snowden, Richard J. Sprakes, Lianna Stogden, Barry Thompson, Ben Steel, Bryan P. Wainwright, Mark Waller, Rob Watson, Ben Whitworth, John Wozencroft. 

THORNE MOORS BIRD REPORT 2009

All records submitted will also automatically appear in the annual bird reports.

BSG PHOTO TOUR OF THORNE MOORS PART 1 .

BSG PHOTO TOUR OF THORNE MOORS PART 2 .

BSG PHOTO TOUR OF THORNE MOORS PART 3 .

The Humberhead Peatlands National Nature Reserve comprises the two close but separate areas, Thorne Moors and Hatfield Moors. Thorne Moors (which is often defined to mean Thorne and the smaller contiguous moors of Goole, Snaith & Cowick, Crowle, and Rawcliffe together, as in this Report). Parts of these Moors lie in three counties, South Yorkshire, East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. 

HATFIELD MOORS BIRDING BLOG IS HERE . 

All previous year's Thorne Moors Bird Reports can be found here All morerecent bird reports, as well as many other publications and a great deal of other information besides can be found at Thorne & Hatfield Moors Conservation Forum website on the Thorne Moors Birds page (there is also a page for Hatfield birds) and an up-to-date MAP. The BSG write-up is THE HUMBERHEAD PEATLANDS NNR 

THIS IS A VERY GOOD MAP OF THORNE MOORS Same as above. MAP.

Names for sites are often given as initials, a list is given here.

ALDER THICKETS A, ANGLE DRAIN AD, BANK TOP BT, BELL'S POND B, CANALS C, CANAL TOW PATH (Northern boundary of SC) CTP, CASSON'S C, CASSON'S MARSH Cma, CHADWICK FIELD (NATURAL ENGLAND'S SHEEP FIELD) CF or NEF, CHURCH PIECE CP, colliery area ca, COLLIS'S TRAM CT, CREYKES CR, CROWLE MOOR CM, DURHAM'S GARDENS DG, ELMHIRST PUMPING STATION wood EPS, ELMHIRST TRAM ET, ELMHIRST WOOD EW, FISON'S ROAD/ROAD FR, FLOODED WORKINGS N OF FR F, FLOWER GARDEN FG, GOOLE MOOR GM, GREEN BELT GB, INKLE MOOR IM, INKLE MOOR POND IMP, LIMBERLOST TRAM LT, LIMBERLOST WOOD LW, PINE TREE or LONESOME PINE TRAM PTT/LPT LONG MEADOW LM, LONGTHORPE'S L, MEDGE HALL TRAM MHT, MERVYN'S TRAM MT, MIDDLE MOOR MM, MILL DRAIN MARSH MDM, MOUNDS M, NELLY TRAM NT, NEW CUT NC, NEW MILL DRAIN NMD, NORTHERN CANALS NC, NORTHERN GOOLE MOOR NGM, OBSERVATION PLATFORM/TOWER OP/OT, PARAFFIN CUTTINGS P, PONY BRIDGE MARSH PBM, PONY BRIDGE WOOD PBW, POPPLETON'S MOOR PM, RAWCLIFFE MOOR RM, Red House Farm RHF, Top House Farm THF, RHODODENDRON PATH RP, RIBBON ROW RR, SHEARBURN AND PITTS S&P, SHOULDER o' MUTTON SoM, SNAITH AND COWICK MOOR S&C, SOUTHERN CANALS SC, SWINEFLEET WARPING DRAIN (S end) SWD, THORNE WASTE DRAIN TWD, WESTERN EDGE WE, WHALEY BALK WB, WILL PITS WP, WILL PITS SCRAPE WPS, WOODPECKER CORNER WC.