30/11/2012 Rob Watson. 100 Eurasian Teal, 180 Mallard, 2 Goosander Will Pits Scrape, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Woodcock, p Eurasian Jay, p Goldcrest, p Blue Tit, p Great Tit, p Long-tailed Tit, p Wren, p Redwing, p Goldfinch, 30 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Common Redpoll possibly more, p Yellowhammer, p Reed Bunting. 

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Common Redpoll Rob Watson 30/11/2012. 


Note Update: I am now out of hospital with a big stapled cut in my leg where the new hip went in, and will now get the blog updated, BPW.

Note: Due to an operation I will not be birding for some time, however please keep sending your records in as I will continue with admin while I recover. Thanks BPW.

29/11/2012 Bryan Wainwright, colliery area am. 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk male perched on post, 2 Common Kestrel, 1 European Golden Plover down in Chadwick's Field would not flush and calling, 7 Common Snipe Note: noticeably smaller snipe with much shorter bills thought on behaviour and call to be 1st winter rather than Jack (after ref' to BWP). They were with Common Snipe flushed with or just after them from over 30m, called like Common and flew length of field. 162 Herring Gull W, 72 Great Black-backed Gull W, 15 Black-headed Gull, p Wood Pigeon, 14 Collared Dove horse paddock, 1 Little Owl calling Recreation Ground before first light, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Magpie, 2 Eurasian Jay, p Carrion Crow, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Willow Tit Inkle Moor, 7 Wren, 39 Blackbird probably far more, 27 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush, 48 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush horse paddock, 7 Robin, 4 Dunnock, 1 House Sparrow horse paddock, 9 Meadow Pipit Chadwick's Field, 224 Common Chaffinch from roost Green Belt area, 5 Greenfinch, 12 Goldfinch, 8 Linnet Chadwick's Field, 3 Lesser Redpoll, 3 Bullfinch, 15 Reed Bunting. Also aWater Vole in the colliery footpath ditch.

28/11/2012 Bryan Wainwright, colliery area pm. 1 Hen Harrier male from W over flat colliery area and Chadwick's Field, 1 Merlin male over Chadwick's Field flushing Fieldfares, 1 Common Snipe floods Chadwick's Field 2nd Snipe may have been Jack Snipe, 5 Black-headed Gull, p Wood Pigeon, 7 Collared Dove horse paddock near houses, 3 Magpie, 8 Carrion Crow, 6 Blue Tit, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 18 Common Starling, 17 Blackbird, 70 Fieldfare, 30 Redwing, 1 Robin, 4 House Sparrow horse paddock near houses, 11 Meadow Pipit, 2 Common Chaffinch, 3 Goldfinch, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Reed Bunting.

27/11/2012 Bryan Wainwright, colliery area am. 54 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Great Cormorant NE, 1 Common Kestrel, 7 Common Gull, 280 Black-headed Gull, 40 Wood Pigeon, 26 Collared Dove horse paddock, 3 Magpie, 2 Eurasian Jay, 4 Carrion Crow, 8 Blue Tit, 11 Great Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Wren, 20 Common Starling, 20 Blackbird, 16 Fieldfare, 140 Redwing, 15 House Sparrow horse paddock, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Common Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch, 8 Reed Bunting.

24/11/2012 Ben Steel. 2 Eurasian Wigeon, 29 Eurasian Teal, 1 Great Cormorant N, 6 Marsh Harrier 1 adult male, 2 Hen Harrier adult and sub adult male hen harriers roosted, 1 Eurasian Jay, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Common ChiffchaffWill Pits 3rd LATEST EVER.

24/11/2012 Bev Baxter, Bryan Wainwright, ringed (). 2 Common Kestrel, 1 Common Snipe, 59 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Goldcrest (both re-trapped), 1 Blue Tit, 1 Sky Lark, 1 Long-tailed Tit ringed, 1 Wren ringed, 30 Common Starling, 4 Blackbird all ringed, 1 Fieldfare, 1 Dunnock ringed, 1 Pied Wagtail, 3 Common Chaffinch, 40 Goldfinch, 1 Siskin, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 8 Reed Bunting (2).

23/11/2012 Chris Evans Natural England. 1 Jack Snipe Chadwick's Field.

23/11/2012 Bryan Wainwright, colliery area am. 1 Peregrine Falcon immature male, 1 Yellow-legged Gull adult over with Herring, 70 Herring Gull, 10 Great Black-backed Gull, 3 Black-headed Gull, p Wood Pigeon, 35 Collared Dove in same couple of bushes start of fp end Grange Road, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Magpie, 8 Carrion Crow, 1 Goldcrest, 5 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 2 Willow Tit, 1 Sky Lark, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Wren, 40 Common Starling, 35 Blackbird, 40 Fieldfare, 2 Song Thrush, 120 Redwing, 3 Mistle Thrush, 7 Robin, 3 Dunnock, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit, 9 Common Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch, 5 Goldfinch, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 7 Bullfinch, 8 Yellowhammer, 10 Reed Bunting. Also a Grey Squirrel.

22/11/2012 Bryan Wainwright, Fison's Road am to early pm. 150 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Greylag Goose, 10 Greater Canada Goose, 9 Gadwall, 3 Eurasian Teal, 59 Mallard, 3 Common Pheasant, 1 Great Cormorant going SSW, 4 Marsh Harrier 2 1st W, 2 adult female, 2 Hen Harrier 1 1st W, 1 adult male, 1 Common Buzzard, 3 Common Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon immature male Mill Drain, 1 Water Rail ran across E-W part of Fison's Road, 1 Moorhen, 2 European Golden Plover, 3 Common Snipe, 1 Woodcock on road in dark, 11 Common Gull Goole Fields, 319 Herring Gull virtually none from Moors roost, 63 Great Black-backed Gull virtually none from Moors roost, 5 Black-headed Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 300 Wood Pigeon, 3 Magpie, 1 Eurasian Jay, 120 Rook Goole Fields and over Goole Moor at times, 120 Carrion Crow, 3 Goldcrest, 4 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 1 Sky Lark, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Wren, 120 Common Starling, 2 Blackbird, 17 Fieldfare, 18 Redwing, 1 Robin, 2 Common Stonechat male and female type road, 1 Meadow Pipit, 12 Common Chaffinch, 9 Greenfinch, 60 Goldfinch, 4 Siskin, 36 Linnet fields N of Crowle Moor, 3 Bullfinch, 6 Reed Bunting. Also 12 Red Deer, 3 Roe Deer and Rabbits.

20/11/2012 Bryan Wainwright, Fison's Road am WeBs. 7 Whooper Swan 3 adults, off 1000 Acre floods toward Will Pits Scrape, 55 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Greylag Goose, 2 Eurasian Wigeon, 21 Gadwall, 6 Eurasian Teal, 119 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 8 Common Pheasant, 4 Marsh Harrier 2 immature males, 1 adult female and 1st winter, 2 Hen Harrier near adult male Woodside went E and juvenile floods, 1 Common Buzzard Crowle Moor, 1 Common Kestrel, 4 Common Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull fields N of Crowle Moor, 29 Herring Gull, 38 Great Black-backed Gull, 45 Black-headed Gull, 140 Wood Pigeon, 146 Carrion Crow, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Wren, 59 Common Starling, 2 Blackbird, 49 Fieldfare, 25 Redwing, 6 Robin, 3 Dunnock, 1 Pied Wagtail, 5 Common Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch, 82 Goldfinch, 2 Siskin, 4 Linnet, 2 Bullfinch, 8 Reed Bunting. Also 4 Roe Deer and 2 Hares.

19/11/2012 Bryan Wainwright, Fison's Road am. 3 Pink-footed Goose, 23 Gadwall, 78 Eurasian Teal Will Pits Scrape, 114 Mallard, 3 Shoveler, 3 Marsh Harrier 2 1st W, 1 adult female, 1 Hen Harrier adult male from Paraffin area to Green Belt floods, 1 Common Buzzard, 3 Common Kestrel, 2 Peregrine Falconadult male and female W end floods, 3 European Golden Plover, 5 Common Gull over, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull fields N of Crowle Moor, 206 Herring Gull mainly to roost floods between W end GMT and W end SOMT, 125 Great Black-backed Gull mainly to roost floods between W end GMT and W end SOMT, 

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sunrise over gull roost, BPW 19/11/2012. 

4 Black-headed Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 200 Wood Pigeon, 1 Eurasian Jay, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 2 Wren, 9 Common Starling, 8 Blackbird, 60 Fieldfare, 40 Redwing, 1 Common Stonechat male road, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Common Chaffinch, 22 Greenfinch, 77 Goldfinch, 3 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Yellowhammer, 8 Reed Bunting. Also a Weasel Fison's Road.

18/11/2012 Keith Heywood. 1 Common Stonechat an additional female E boundary.

18/11/2012 Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley (in part) Fison's Road. 22 Pink-footed Goose, 24 Gadwall, 4 Eurasian Teal, 61 Mallard, 6 Shoveler, p Common Pheasant, 1 Little Grebe Will Pits Scrape, 4 Marsh Harrier poss more: 2 1st winter, 1 adult and 1 immature male, 2 Hen Harrier 1 male (probable 2nd male too) and 1 ringtail to roost, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk female 3 Common Buzzard including one with white band on upper tail, 3 Common Kestrel, 1 Moorhen, 40 European Golden Plover, 6 Common Snipe, 7 Common Gull adult fields N of Crowle Moor, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull fields N of Crowle Moor, 200 Herring Gull mainly to roost floods between W end GMT and W end SOMT, 250 Great Black-backed Gull mainly to roost floods between W end GMT and W end SOMT, 274 Black-headed Gull Goole Fields, 2 Stock Dove, 830 Wood Pigeon, 3 Magpie, 100 Carrion Crow, 1 Goldcrest, 6 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 16 Sky Lark, 28 Long-tailed Tit, 9 Wren, 700 Common Starling to roost Shoulder o' Mutton, 9 Blackbird, 100 Fieldfare, 36 Redwing, 9 Robin, 3 Common Stonechat 2 males and 1 female type Fison's Road, 2 Dunnock, 2 Pied Wagtail, 20 Common Chaffinch, 8 Greenfinch, 46 Goldfinch, 6 Linnet, 3 Lesser Redpoll, 5 Bullfinch, 35 Reed Bunting 20+ in one group. Also 1 Grey Squirrel Will Pits, 1 Fox Goole Fields, 3 Roe Deer and 4+ Rabbits.

17/11/2012 Bev Baxter, Rob Adams, Bryan Wainwright ringing Red House Farm, ringed () 5 Grey Partridge, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 1 Eurasian Jay, 1 Blue Tit (1), 1 Great Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 40 Common Starling, 10 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Robin, 1 Tree Sparrow, 2 Pied Wagtail, 4 Common Chaffinch, 120 Greenfinch (7), 40 Goldfinch (2), 2 Siskin.

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Greenfinch, BPW 17/11/2012. 



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Goldfinch, BPW 17/11/2012. 

16/11/2012 Bryan Wainwright Fison's Road. 19 Gadwall, 36 Mallard, 2 Grey Heron, 1 Common Kestrel, 5 Northern Lapwing, 3 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Eurasian Jay, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Great Tit, 5 Sky Lark, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Eurasian Treecreeper, 4 Wren, 23 Common Starling, 5 Blackbird, 20 Fieldfare, 3 Robin, 4 Common Stonechat 1 female W end floods 1 male, female & immature mounds, 1 Pied Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 Common Chaffinch, 180 Greenfinch Red House Farm feeding on dwarf sunflower heads, 26 Goldfinch, 2 Linnet, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Bullfinch, 4 Reed Bunting.

15/11/2012 Bev Baxter, Rob Adams ringing (). 20 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Grey Heron, 1 European Golden Plover, 2 Common Snipe, 3 Goldcrest (all), 21 Long-tailed Tit (all), 20 Fieldfare, 30 Redwing (4), 2 Brambling, 15 Greenfinch (all), 15 Siskin, 30 Lesser Redpoll (3).

14/11/2012 Chris Evans Natural England. 1 Hen Harrier male Pony Bridge Marsh.

14/11/2012 Bryan Wainwright colliery area. 1 Common Kestrel, 3 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 40 Wood Pigeon, 3 Collared Dove, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Magpie, 2 Blue Tit, 7 Great Tit, 1 Willow Tit, 2 Wren, 26 Common Starling, 26 Blackbird, 130 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush, 50 Redwing, 5 Mistle Thrush, 2 Robin, 3 Dunnock, 2 Common Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 36 Goldfinch, 3 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Yellowhammer. NOTE: See 01.11.2012 for update on possible P.c. tristis.

13/11/2012 Bryan Wainwright Fison's Road. 10 Gadwall, 46 Mallard, 3 Shoveler, 1 Marsh Harrier immature male, 1 Hen Harrier adult male quartering Rawcliffe Moor to Goole Moor mid-morning, 1 Common Buzzard Bank Top, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Common Snipe, 1 Green Sandpiper alarm calling over Creyke's gate, 2 Common Gull, 6 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker Will Pits, 1 Eurasian Jay, 3 Goldcrest, 2 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 1 Coal Tit Will Pits, 1 Willow Tit Will Pits, 1 Sky Lark, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Wren, 6 Blackbird, 100 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing, 2 Robin, 3 Common Stonechat 1 male N-S road W end floods, male and female E-W road, 1 Dunnock, 3 Meadow Pipit, 4 Common Chaffinch, 7 Greenfinch Bank Top, 70 Goldfinch Bank Top, 3 Siskin, 3 Bullfinch, 1 Yellowhammer, 4 Reed Bunting. Also a Roe Deer.

11/11/2012 Paul Adams. 126 Fieldfare, 3 Tree Sparrow, 2 Brambling, p Goldfinch flock, 1 Yellowhammer.

11/11/2012 Bryan Wainwright, RJS and in part Mark Waller Fison's Road pm. 9 Whooper Swan off SOM floods NE, 140 Pink-footed Goose, 11 Gadwall, 16 Eurasian Teal, 67 Mallard, 3 Grey Heron, 4 Marsh Harrier at least 2 juv/imm 1imm male, 1 adult female, 2 Hen Harrier 1 female (MW only) later 1 male Woodside to Middle Moor, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Common Kestrel, 30 European Golden Plover, 250 Herring Gull, 280 Great Black-backed Gull disturbed from Moors roost, 2 Black-headed Gull disturbed from Moors roost, 100 Wood Pigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Western Jackdaw mixed up with Crows coming to roost calling, 76 Carrion Crow, 3 Goldcrest, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Willow Tit, 1 Sky Lark, 4 Wren, 4000 Common Starling to roost Shoulder o' Mutton area, 8 Blackbird, 400 Fieldfare, 40 Redwing, 3 Robin, 3 Common Stonechat male and female W end SOMT and male S end 1000 Acre path at Fison's road, 1 Dunnock, 1 Meadow Pipit, 18 Common Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 40 Goldfinch, 1 Linnet, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Bullfinch, 4 Reed Bunting. Also 1 Roe Deer, 1 Hare. 1 Red Admiral and 1 large dragonfly. (NOTE: 60 WAXWINGS IN GOOLE AND 2 AT RAWCLIFFE BRIDGE THIS am)

10/11/2012 RJS. 5 Whooper Swan, 12 Gadwall, 1 Shoveler, 2 Marsh Harrier adult female and cream-crown, 1 Hen Harrier male flooded workings, 2 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 3 Common Kestrel, 1 Merlin female, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 3 Common Snipe, 1 Woodcock, 1 Little Owl near Recreation Ground p Fieldfare, p Redwing, 3 Common Stonechat.

10/11/2012 Jim Johnson. 6 WAXWING or more Moorfield Farm, Goole Fields with Fieldfares.

10/11/2012 Bev Baxter, Rob Adams, Bryan Wainwright, Ben Whitworth Ringed (). 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Common Snipe, 1 Woodcock flushed from side of pit tip, 3 Herring Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 36 Black-headed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 80 Wood Pigeon, 1 Tawny Owl heard N end, 9 Magpie, 4 Eurasian Jay, p Carrion Crow, 9 Goldcrest (3), 4 Blue Tit, 5 Great Tit, 1 Willow Tit Bell's, 14 Sky Lark, 13 Long-tailed Tit (1), 11 WAXWING NEW MAXIMUM flew over and cirled around Rawcliffe Moor calling at 11.00 am, 3 Wren 60 Common Starling, 31 Blackbird, 400 Fieldfare, 90 Redwing (3), 

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Redwing1 Rob Adams 11/11/2012. 

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Redwing2 Rob Adams 11/11/2012. 

6 Robin, 5 Dunnock, 2 Grey Wagtail flew over N end of Moors caliing, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit, 16 Common Chaffinch, 19 Goldfinch, 30 Siskin, 10 Lesser Redpoll (3), 2 Bullfinch, 1 Yellowhammer, 6 Reed Bunting. Also 7 Roe Deer, 1 Hare and Rabbits.

09/11/2012 Bryan Wainwright Fison's Road am. 11 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Gadwall, 18 Eurasian Teal, 73 Mallard, p Common Pheasant inc. 1 Green Pheasant WP, 3 Marsh Harrier 1 imm male 2 juv/immatures, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Moorhen, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 from moors roost, 119 Herring Gull 63 from moors roosts, 117 Great Black-backed Gull 93 from moors roosts, 80 Wood Pigeon, 1 Short-eared Owl flushed from Fison's Road while still dark near Creyke's gate, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Sky Lark, 3 Long-tailed Tit, 5 Wren, 4500 Common Starling rough estimate, flock over 1 mile long from Paraffin area to Creyke's rolled across going W early, 4 Blackbird, 20 Fieldfare, 10 Redwing, 8 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 4 Meadow Pipit, 18 Greenfinch with Goldies N end of Bank Top, 38 Goldfinch, 1 Linnet, 4 Lesser Redpoll, 4 Bullfinch, 3 Reed Bunting. also 3 Roe Deer.

08/11/2012 Bryan Wainwright Fison's Road. 38 Eurasian Teal, 65 Mallard, 1Pintail imm/female Will Pits Scrape, 7 Shoveler, 6 Common Pheasant, 4 Marsh Harrier together 1000 Acre floods 2 were males 2 cream-crowns, 1 Hen Harriermale mobbed by Peregrine, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon immature female, 5 Herring Gull, 10 Great Black-backed Gull, 200 Black-headed Gull Goole Fields, 1 Stock Dove, 200 Wood Pigeon, 2 Magpie, 1 Eurasian Jay, 8 Carrion Crow, 1 Great Tit, 1 Willow Tit, 8 Sky Lark, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Goldcrest, 5 Wren, 30 Common Starling, 4 Blackbird, 20 Fieldfare, 2 Song Thrush, 5 Redwing, 4 Robin, 2 Common Stonechat pair along E-W road, 5 Meadow Pipit, 2 Common Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch, 2 Siskin, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 3 Bullfinch, 1 Yellowhammer, 2 Reed Bunting. Also several Red Deer 1000 Acre and 1 Roe Deer.

07/11/2012 JGH. 2 Hen Harrier male and ringtail flooded workings.

07/11/2012 Bryan Wainwright Fison's Road. 18 Pink-footed Goose, 8 Gadwall, 6 Mallard, 2 Hen Harrier males one adult to roost from N to Middle Moor, 2nd final moult to adult to floods, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Buzzard, 3 Common Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon Goole Fields to Goole Moor, 2 Common Snipe, 10 Herring Gull, 30 Great Black-backed Gull, 300 Wood Pigeon, 182 Carrion Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Eurasian Treecreeper, 2 Wren, 3750 Common Starling to roost Shoulder o' Mutton area, 2 Blackbird, 400 Fieldfare, 14 Redwing, 1 Robin, 1 Common Stonechat S bend on Fison's Road, 10 Goldfinch, 50 Linnet, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Reed Bunting. Also a Weasel (WP). Roe Deer and 3 Hares.

06/11/2012 Goole Nats: Peter Hinks, Peter Kendall, Barry Thompson. 20 Eurasian Teal, 50 Mallard, p Common Pheasant, 1 Great Cormorant going SW over floods, 3 Marsh Harrier cream-crowns Goole Moor, 1 Hen Harrier ringtail Paraffin area, 1 Common Kestrel stooping at M Harrier, 200 Wood Pigeon, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker Will Pits, p Magpie, 2 Eurasian Jay, p Carrion Crow, p Blue Tit, p Great Tit, 2 Willow Tit Durham's Garden and Inkle Moor, p Long-tailed Tit, p Wren, p Blackbird, 200 Fieldfare, 120 Redwing, p Robin, 2 Common Stonechat pair Fison's Road at Green Belt, p Meadow Pipit, p Common Chaffinch, 70 Goldfinch 30 Will Pits 40 Top Moor Farm, 5 Lesser Redpoll, p Bullfinch, 3 Reed Bunting. Also: Near Top Moor Farm, an escaped/released game bird that looked like Ptarmigan or Willow Grouse (winter plumage), all white with a red brow over eye, no facial wattles and legs feathered to feet.

05/11/2012 JGH. 1 Hen Harrier male flooded workings.

05/11/2012 Bryan Wainwright colliery area. 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Kestrel, 2 Herring Gull, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Sky Lark, 15 Long-tailed Tit, 4 WAXWING flew over colliery spoil from Jone's Cable direction only 10m high over my head calling going N, ok views at 11.50am. 2 Wren, 4 Common Starling, 13 Blackbird, 300 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush, 20 Redwing, 1 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 2 Pied Wagtail, 2 Common Chaffinch, 7 Goldfinch, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Reed Bunting.

04/11/2012 John Durrant. 2 Common Kingfisher Chadwick's field drain.

04/11/2012 Bill Priestley. 1 Merlin male.

04/11/2012 RJS. 12 Gadwall, 8 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier male flooded workings, 2 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Kestrel, 7 Goldcrest, 7000 Common Starling roost at Goole Moor, 500 Fieldfare, 250 Redwing, 3 Common Stonechat Fison's Road, 1 Brambling, 6 Goldfinch, 5 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Yellowhammer, 15 Reed Bunting 12 N end MMT.

03/11/2012 Ben Steel. 46 Pink-footed Goose, 29 Eurasian Teal, 66 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 4 Marsh Harrier cream-crowns, 2 Hen Harrier male floods and female, 1 Common Buzzard, 3 Common Kestrel, 1 European Golden Plover, 1 Common Snipe, 100 large gulls inc. Herring & Great Black-backed Gull app. to roost 1000 Acre floods, 4 Stock Dove, 1 Tawny Owl northern boundary, 4 Eurasian Jay, 7 Goldcrest, 10000 Common Starling to roost in reeds N edge of Goole Moor, 300 Fieldfare, 5 Common Stonechat 2 males, 2 Meadow Pipit. Also a Water Vole S&P Drain just W of 1000 Acre floods near mounds.

04/11/2012 Bill Priestley. 1 Merlin male, 6 Mute Swan 4 young Durham's Warping Drain, 2 Moorhen, 100 Wood Pigeon, 1 Goldcrest, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 20 Blackbird, 300 Fieldfare Durham's Garden, 100 Redwing Durham's Garden, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 4 Bullfinch.

03/11/2012 Bill Priestley. 10 Common Pheasant Chadwick's Field, 2 Marsh Harrier cream-crowns, 1 Common Kestrel, 60 Wood Pigeon, 1 Eurasian Jay, 6 Goldcrest, 1 Sky Lark, 10 Blackbird, 70 Fieldfare Durham's Garden, 60 Redwing Durham's Garden.

03/11/2012 Bev Baxter, Rob Adams, Bryan Wainwright and Ben Whitworth ringing Creyke's gate. Ringed () 200 Pink-footed Goose, 2 Marsh Harrier along Fison's Road floods, 1 Hen Harrier ringtail along Fison's Road floods, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Common Snipe, 500 Wood Pigeon, 10 Eurasian Jay, 10 Goldcrest all ringed, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 1 Willow Tit, 1 Sky Lark, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Eurasian Treecreeper, 1 Wren, 200 Common Starling, 1 Blackbird ringed, 400 Fieldfare, 20 Redwing, 2 Robin, 1 Pied Wagtail, 2 Common Chaffinch, 60 Goldfinch, 70 Siskin, 60 Lesser Redpoll 2 ringed, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Yellowhammer. Also 6 Roe Deer and 1 Hare.

02/11/2012 Rob Watson. 90 Pink-footed Goose flying to north of moors heading SE, 2 Marsh Harrier imm. male & cc, 1 Hen Harrier male flying low NE Goole Moor, 1 Common Buzzard Crowle Moor, 2 Common Kestrel, 300 Wood Pigeon, 4 Fieldfare, 25 Redwing, 2 Common Stonechat pair floods Middle Moor Tram, 10 Lesser Redpoll.

02/11/2012 Bryan Wainwright colliery area. 1 Common Buzzard over Woodpecker Corner, 2 Common Kestrel, 1 Common Gull, 8 Magpie, 2 Eurasian Jay, 1 Blue Tit, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Common Chiffchaff ordinary one at Bell's 5th LATEST EVER, 1500 Common Starling behind allotments, 12 Blackbird, 880 Fieldfare behind allotments, 1 Song Thrush, 50 Redwing, 1 Dunnock, 1 Pied Wagtail, 15 Meadow Pipit, 24 Common Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 16 Goldfinch, 4 Lesser Redpoll, 3 Bullfinch, 3 Yellowhammer, 2 Reed Bunting. Also a Red Admiral.

01/11/2012 Bryan Wainwright colliery area pm. 1 Common Gull, 7 Herring Gull, 4 Great Black-backed Gull, 28 Black-headed Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 3 Goldcrest, 4 Wren, 2540 Common Starling to roost SW end of moors, 8 Blackbird, 30 Fieldfare, 2 Song Thrush, 26 Redwing, 2 Robin, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Common Chaffinch, 1 Lesser Redpoll.

01/11/2012 Bev Baxter, Rob Adams, Bryan Wainwright. ringing Creyke's gate ringed () 1 Grey Heron, 1 Common Kestrel, 4 Herring Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Collared Dove, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Magpie, 7 Eurasian Jay, 15 Goldcrest all ringed, 1 Blue Tit (1), 14 Sky Lark, 8 Long-tailed Tit (1), 1Chiffchaff (possible tristis?) (1) 6th EQUAL LATEST EVER, 1 Eurasian Treecreeper (1), 1 Wren, 700 Common Starling, 2 Blackbird all ringed, 93 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush, 10 Redwing, 6 Mistle Thrush, 2 Robin all ringed, 2 Common Stonechat John’s seat, 1 Dunnock (1), 2 Common Chaffinch, 3Brambling, 18 Goldfinch, 4 Siskin, 65 Lesser Redpoll. 

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Goldcrest BPW 01/11/2012. 

NOTE: 13.11.2012: While nothing definite can be said without the call, the opinions now favour P.c. abietinus, mainly because it does not look dark grey enough for tristis. However there is much overlap and not even experts seem to agree, if you read enough it can just seems more confusing, probably why these races have not been split!

We believe this could be a ‘Siberian’ Chiffchaff (P.c. tristis) because of the following features. Overall pale grey tone to plumage, pure white underparts with at the sides no hint of yellow (maybe a touch of mucky buff), shorter primary projection (only equalled by P.c. abietinus in migratory races). Yellow/green underwing coverts. Maybe most important the ear coverts (cheeks) are pale mucky plain white without any markings at all, a feature not shared with any other race (or even the browner form of tristis), the supercillium is the same colour, both with no hint of yellow. The supercilium in front of the eye is broad unlike for abietinus. There is a hint of pale olive green on the back, which this race can show but maybe too much on this bird? It is only visible at extreme close range in certain light, in the field it would look grey. I am not very experienced with this race and any comments would be welcome (BPW). Wing 64mm, weight 7.9gms. Without calls unlikely to be accepted. 

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tristis Chiffchaff BPW 01/11/2012. 

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tristis Chiffchaff BPW 01/11/2012. 

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tristis Chiffchaff Rob Adams 01/11/2012. 

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Blackbird BPW 01/11/2012. 

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Blackbird BPW 01/11/2012. 

Also a Water Vole.