30/09/2012 Bryan Wainwright GB. 17 Pink-footed Goose, 20 Mallard, 1 Common Pheasant, 10 Marsh Harrier 6 cream-crowns, 3 males, 1 female to roost E end floods, 1 Hen Harrier males to roost E end floods, 2 Common Kestrel, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 40 Herring Gull, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 40 unidentified large gulls, 27 Carrion Crow, 1 Woodcock flushed Green Belt, 4 Magpie, 1 Wren, 2 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Robin, 3 Meadow Pipit, 1 Common Chaffinch, 30 Linnet, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Yellowhammer. Also 1 large male Red Deer and 2 Roe Deer.

29/09/2012 Bryan Wainwright ca, GB SW edge. 1 Mallard, 1 Common Pheasant, 4 Marsh Harrier 3 cream-crowns, 1 adult male, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon adult male SW edge to Woodpecker Corner, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 40 Wood Pigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Magpie, 3 Eurasian Jay, 22 Carrion Crow, 2 Goldcrest, 10 Blue Tit, 5 Great Tit, 1 Willow Tit, 15 Sky Lark going S, 45 Barn Swallow going S, 8 House Martin going W, 2 Common Chiffchaff, 5 Wren, 6 Blackbird, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 15 Robin, 3 Pied Wagtail, 16 Meadow Pipit, 6 Common Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 15 Goldfinch, 11 Siskin, 34 Linnet, 6 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Bullfinch, 5 Yellowhammer, 2 Reed Bunting. Also 1 Roe Deer and 1 female Adder Bell's.

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Adder female Bell's 29.09.2012 (BPW). 

29/09/2012 Bill Priestley ca, road, WPS, MM, CTP. 30 Pink-footed Goose, 5 Eurasian Wigeon, 10 Gadwall, 200 Eurasian Teal, 6 Shoveler, 6 Marsh Harrier 3 immatures, 2 female, 1 adult male, 4 Goldcrest, 3 Willow Tit, 20 Common Chiffchaff, 1 Common Stonechat male road.

27/09/2012 Bryan Wainwright night. 1 Grey Partridge, 2 Common Pheasant, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Snipe female, 1 Stock Dove, 6 Wood Pigeon, 1 Little Owl Elmhirst Wood calling at night, 1 Short-eared Owl 

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Short-eared Owl phone photo 27.09.2012 (BPW). 

2 Magpie, 2 Carrion Crow, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Blue Tit, 7 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Common Chiffchaff, 1 Wren, 2 Blackbird, 9 Robin, 3 Meadow Pipit, 5 Common Chaffinch, 34 Goldfinch, 2 Siskin, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Yellowhammer. Also a Fox, several 8 Red Deer and 8 Roe Deer and 8 Hares.

26/09/2012 Bryan Wainwright. 26 Mallard, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Kestrel, 48 Wood Pigeon, 1 Green Woodpecker, 4 Magpie, 1 Goldcrest, 1 Great Tit, 5 Barn Swallow, 2 Common Chiffchaff, 1 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 6 Mistle Thrush, 4 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 5 Meadow Pipit, 8 Common Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch, 4 Siskin, 1 Yellowhammer. Also Red Deer heard bellowing, 5 Roe Deer and 7 Hares.

23/09/2012 Jim Johnson. 1 Hen Harrier male am NW fields, Moorfields Farm.

23/09/2012 Bill Priestley. 2 Western Jackdaw E over colliery, 4 Common Chiffchaff, 20 Pied Wagtail Recreation Ground,

22/09/2012 Bill Priestley. 80 Greylag Goose, 1 Greater Canada Goose, 4 Gadwall, 10 Eurasian Teal, 90 Mallard, 6 Marsh Harrier 3 cream-crowns, 1 adult male and 2 others, 1 Hen Harrier male flooded workings, 3 Common Kestrel, 1 Merlin female, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Moorhen, 1 Collared Dove Durham's Garden, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Eurasian Jay, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Willow Tit Durham's Garden and Will Pits, 6 Barn Swallow SW, 8 House Martin SW, 40 Long-tailed Tit, 32 Common Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler Bell's, 1 Common Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler Will Pits Scrape, 3 Spotted Flycatcher Bell's and Will Pits. 14 Robin, 28 Goldfinch, 6 Lesser Redpoll.

22/09/2012 Rob Watson. 2 Marsh Harrier adult and imm. male 1 Water Rail Middle Moor, 5 Willow Tit 2 Will Pits 2 Nr sheds WPS and 1 Crowle 1 Reed Warbler Will Pits Scrape, 

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Reed Warbler, Will Pits Scrape by Rob Watson 2012. 
6 Common Redpoll.

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Adder, by Rob Watson 2012. 

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Adder, by Rob Watson 2012. 

Also 1 Fox and 9 Lizards (inc. 3 small young) and an Adder Middle Moor.

22/09/2012 RJS. 2 Hobby, 1 Green Sandpiper Thorne Waste Drain, 1Common Kingfisher Thorne Waste Drain, 1 Turtle Dove colliery area.

22/09/2012 Bryan Wainwright. 61 Greylag Goose, 1 Greater Canada Goose, 11 Eurasian Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 16 Eurasian Teal, 49 Mallard, 8 Common Pheasant, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Marsh Harrier juveniles type, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 5 Common Buzzard, 1 Common Kestrel, 2 Moorhen, 100 Northern Lapwing, 2 Herring Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 10 Wood Pigeon, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Eurasian Jay, 65 Carrion Crow, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 3 Willow Tit, 5 Sky Lark, 110 Barn Swallow, 14 Long-tailed Tit, 16 Common Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 2 Common Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler Will Pits Scrape, 2 Eurasian Treecreeper, 6 Wren, 32 Common Starling, 2 Blackbird, 1 Spotted Flycatcher Will Pits Scrape, 10 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 10 Meadow Pipit, 8 Common Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 4 Goldfinch, 10 Siskin, 2 Linnet, 2 Common Redpoll, 2 Bullfinch, 10 Reed Bunting. and Rabbits.

20/09/2012 James Hincliffe. 1 Barn Owl Paraffin area all week.

14/09/2012 Bill Priestley. 500 Greylag Goose, 1 Grey Heron Bell's, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk female, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Merlin female Green Belt, 300 Lesser Black-backed Gull from Goole Fields landed on floods, 20 Herring Gull from Goole Fields landed on floods, 2 Eurasian Jay, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Willow Tit Durham's Garden, 30 Barn Swallow SW, 90 House Martin SW, 15 Long-tailed Tit, 10 Common Chiffchaff, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Yellow Wagtail Recreation Ground, 10 Pied Wagtail Recreation Ground,

13/09/2012 Bill Priestley. 650 Greylag Goose, 14 Eurasian Wigeon floods, 100 Mallard, 5 Shoveler Will Pits Scrape, 1 Little Grebe Will Pits Scrape, 3 Marsh Harrier 2 cream-crowns, 1 adult male, 2 Eurasian Sparrowhawk 1 a juvenile, 50 Northern Lapwing on Will Pits Scrape, 2 Common Snipe, 2 Eurasian Jay, 3 Goldcrest, 14 Sand Martin 1000 Acre floods, 60+ Barn Swallow 1000 Acre floods, 350 House Martin 1000 Acre floods, 25 Long-tailed Tit, 14 Common Chiffchaff, 1 Common Whitethroat, 4 Mistle Thrush, 1 Meadow Pipit, 7 Goldfinch, 2 Siskin, 2 Linnet. 

20/09/2012 Bryan Wainwright S fields at night. 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Little Owl on sub-station roof and Elmhirst pump. Also Fox and Red and Roe Deer and 5 Hares.

19/09/2012 Bryan Wainwright S fields at night. 1 Barn Owl. Also Fox and Red and Roe Deer and 10 Hares.

17/09/2012 Bryan Wainwright pit road. 2 Collared Dove, 4 Goldcrest, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 6 Barn Swallow, 7 House Martin, 1 Blackbird, 2 Robin.

16/09/2012 James Hinchliffe. 1 Marsh Harrier after a rabbit but got mobbed by Buzzard, 1 Common Buzzard, 8 Yellow Wagtail flushed by machines.

16/09/2012 Bryan Wainwright S edge and fields. 1 Grey Heron, 2 Common Buzzard, 30 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Yellow-legged Gull maybe up to 4, 100 Herring Gull, 6 Great Black-backed Gull, 2 Black-headed Gull, 1 Sky Lark, 20 Barn Swallow. Also 7 Roe Deer, 9 Red Deer and a Fox.

15/09/2012 RJS. 7 Marsh Harrier, 8 Common Buzzard A new all time maximum, 1 Hobby, 2 Green Sandpiper, 3 Common Stonechat a pair and juvenile.

15/09/2012 Bryan Wainwright S edge and fields. 30 Mallard, 40 Common Pheasant, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 7 Common Buzzard 6 together over Woodpecker Corner, 2 Common Kestrel, 3 Moorhen, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 13 Herring Gull 1 in my care died, it cannot have been long ill when I got it as the illness had not peaked, it got gradually worse through the day despite my best efforts and died in the night. 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 35 Wood Pigeon, 1 Common Kingfisher Thorne Waste Drain, 20 Magpie, 1 Eurasian Jay, 30 Carrion Crow, 2 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 2 Willow Tit, 60 Barn Swallow, 7 House Martin, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Common Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Wren, 2 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Mistle Thrush, 4 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit, 20 Common Chaffinch, 20 Siskin Elmhirst Wood, 11 Linnet. Also a Roe Deer. SEE PART 3 OF BLOG FOR LATE NEWS ON 13th & 14th.

13/09/2012 Bryan Wainwright pit road. 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Goldcrest, 10 Barn Swallow, 4 House Martin, 1 Eurasian Treecreeper, 2 Robin, 2 Pied Wagtail.

12/09/2012 Bryan Wainwright. Herring Gull adult molting to winter, moribund at Bell's Pond taken into my care. At first could not stand and did not struggle as I picked it off the bank of Bell's Pond where Bill Priestley had seen it yesterday (on water). As with the other 2 gulls I took into care and later released, this one was also suffering from Botulism from feeding on refuse tips, which paralyses them for about 2 weeks (except for head), meaning they cannot move to find food or escape predators. If taken into care however and fed (sometimes depending how weak they are force fed) they are safe from predators and gradually recover.

This gull when I got a chance to weigh it on second day, decided it could now stand. It weighed 730g, which is light, but the gull I recovered last year weighed half this and still flew off after 10 days (see last year’s blog for photos and info). This bird is now walking a little and can stand well. It is the gentlest gull I have ever had, never once has it tried to bite me, even when I held its beak open to give it some milk. I do not think this bird is as sick as last two I had. herring gull recovery 003.jpg
























Herring Gull taken into care by BPW. 

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Herring Gull taken into care by BPW. 

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Herring Gull taken into care by BPW. 

11/09/2012 Bill Priestley. 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk female, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon male, 1 Herring Gull ill bird on Bell's Pond, 3 Goldcrest, 15 Long-tailed Tit, 10 Common Chiffchaff, 2 Common Whitethroat, 3 Mistle Thrush, 3 Siskin Durham's Gardens, 3 Bullfinch. Also 2 Grey Squirrel Durham's Garden.

08/09/2012 Bill Priestley. 1 White-fronted Goose hybrid no barring pink feet incomplete white front, 370+ Greylag Goose flooded workings and Will Pits Scrape, 690+ Greater Canada Goose flooded workings and Will Pits Scrape, 2 hybrids same size, 60 Eurasian Teal, 400+ Mallard flooded workings and Will Pits Scrape, 5 Shoveler Will Pits Scrape, 2 Tufted Duck a pair Will Pits Scrape, 3 Marsh Harrier 2 cream-crowns, 3 Eurasian Sparrowhawk together over Chadwick's Field, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Common Snipe, 1 Willow Tit Will Pits Scrape, 23 Common Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 2 Common Whitethroat, 5 Reed Warbler 1 with ring, 1 Song Thrush, 25 Yellow Wagtail Moorend's Recreation Ground, 7 Pied Wagtail Moorend's Recreation Ground. Also 1 female Adder Mervyn's Tram 1 Adder small Middle Moor.

08/09/2012 Bev Baxter, ringed/re-trapped Creyke's gate. 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk female, 1 Willow Tit, 2 Common Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler, 1 Common Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Wren, 3 Robin, 4 Bullfinch.

06/09/2012 overnight Bryan Wainwright S fields. 5 Grey Partridge, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Hobby, 10 Barn Swallow. Also 30 Red Deer and 2 Roe Deer, 8 Hares, Rabbits and a Fox.

05/09/2012 pm Bryan Wainwright S fields. 4 Common Buzzard, 1 Tawny Owl, 12 Barn Swallow. Also 20 Red Deer and 2 Roe Deer, 8 Hares, Rabbits and 2 Fox.

04/09/2012 pm Bryan Wainwright footpath to Chadwick's Field. 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Common Kestrel, 7 Stock Dove, 10 Wood Pigeon, 4 Magpie, 6 Carrion Crow, 1 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Pied Wagtail, 1 Meadow Pipit, 3 Common Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch, 1 Bullfinch.

03/09/2012 am Bryan Wainwright footpath to Chadwick's Field. 150 Greylag Goose, 2 Common Pheasant, 1 Common Gull, p Wood Pigeon, 2 Turtle Dove Bell's area, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Magpie, 12 Carrion Crow, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 12 Barn Swallow, 2 House Martin, 2 Common Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap male, 1 Common Whitethroat, 2 Wren, 5 Blackbird, 4 Robin inc. 1 juv, 2 Dunnock, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit, 14 Common Chaffinch, 28 Goldfinch, 3 Linnet, 2 Bullfinch.

01/09/2012 pm Bryan Wainwright. 1 Hobby Green Belt, 16 Black-headed Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 4 Common Swift heading W, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Great Tit, 88 Barn Swallow, 6 House Martin, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Common Chiffchaff, 1 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 3 Common Chaffinch, 1 Goldfinch, 3 Linnet, 2 Bullfinch.

01/09/2012 Bev Baxter, Lianna Stogden, Bryan Wainwright at Creyke's gate. 40 Greylag Goose, 20 Greater Canada Goose, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk female, 2 Hobby adults, 1 Eurasian Curlew, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Eurasian Jay, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Willow Tit, 5 Barn Swallow, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 8 Willow Warbler ringed, 7 Blackcap ringed, 2 Garden Warbler ringed, 4 Common Whitethroat ringed & 1 retrapped, 1 Sedge Warbler ringed, 

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Sedge Warbler 1 by Lianna Stogden 2012. 

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Sedge Warbler 2 by Lianna Stogden 2012.