30/04/2012 Rob Watson. 5 Marsh Harrier, 6 Common Kestrel, 6 Hobby, 5 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, 2 Whinchat Blackwater, 9 Northern Wheatear, 1 Tree Pipit Green Belt.

30/04/2012 Bill Priestley. 2 Greater Canada Goose Green Belt floods, 3 Common Shelduck Green Belt floods, 4 Marsh Harrier, 3 Common Buzzard, 1 Hobby, 1 Peregrine Falcon female, 1 Common Crane floods near Will Pits, 1 Willow Tit, 1 Garden Warbler, 6 Grasshopper Warbler, 8 Sedge Warbler, 8 Northern Wheatear mostly Chadwick's Field/Long Meadow, 1 Yellow Wagtail. Also 3 Red Deer + Brimstone, Speckled Wood, Orange Tip, & Peacock butterflies.

28/04/2012 Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley. 10 Greylag Goose, 2 Greater Canada Goose, 3 Common Shelduck, 5 Gadwall, 6 Eurasian Teal, 8 Mallard, 10 Shoveler, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Marsh Harrier 1 male 2 females, 1 Hen Harrier ringtail, 2 Common Buzzard inc. v pale bird with white base to tail above, 2 Common Kestrel, 1 Hobby Pony Bridge Marsh, 2 Northern Lapwing, 5 Lesser Black-backed Gull 4 2nd W 1 adult, 10 Herring Gull immatures E, 3 Great Black-backed Gull 2nd W going low N over floods, 161 Black-headed Gull 3 colonies, 36 Common Swift, 8 Barn Swallow, 30 Willow Warbler, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Northern Wheatear.

27/04/2012 Julian Small, Chris Evans and Steve Hiner (all Natural England). 3 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier ringtail, 1 NORTHERN GOSHAWK (SH only) female very close and just off ground coming along ride Will Pits wood S over road and through trees (15.10). 1 Northern Lapwing, 1 Barn Owl Goole Moor, 2Short-eared Owl Creykes, 10 Northern Wheatear at least, 6 along road, 2 Chadwick's field and 2 Goole Moor, 50 Linnet fields N Crowle Moor, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Yellowhammer.

27/04/2012 Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley. 8 Greylag Goose, 3 Greater Canada Goose, 5 Gadwall, 8 Eurasian Teal, 6 Mallard, 20 Shoveler, 2 Tufted Duck, 3 Marsh Harrier 2 males and female, 2 Common Kestrel, 1 Moorhen, 2 Common Coot Woodside, 3 Dunlin, 3 Common Snipe, 1 Common Redshank, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 80 Black-headed Gull, 1 Tawny Owl calling Will Pits, 47 Common Swift, 20 Barn Swallow, 2 House Martin, 4 Northern Wheatear along road, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 6 Meadow Pipit.

27/04/2012 Bill Priestley. 3 Marsh Harrier 1 adult male & female, 55 Common Swift, 1 Lesser Whitethroat male Rhodo' Path.

25/04/2012 James Hincliffe. 2 Short-eared Owl 1 floods 1 Creykes.

24/04/2012 Bill Priestley. 6 Common Shelduck, 1 Great Cormorant imm Will Pits Scrape, 1 Great Crested Grebe Will Pits Scrape, 2 Marsh Harrier male and female, 1 Common Coot Will Pits Scrape, 2 Oystercatcher Chadwick's Field, 1 Eurasian Curlew heard, 4 Common Whitethroat, 1 Yellowhammer. Also 3 male and 2 female Roe Deer.

24/04/2012 Robert Broch, Bryan Wainwright. 6 Common Shelduck S flooded workings then off NE, 4 Tufted Duck Will Pits Scrape, 1 Great Crested GrebeWill Pits Scrape, 2 Reed Warbler Durham's Garden, Bell's Pond.

23/04/2012 Bill Priestley. 2 Mute Swan NW, 2 Greater Canada Goose nesting Green Belt floods, 1 Great Cormorant Will Pits Scrape, 1 Great Crested Grebe Will Pits Scrape, 2 Marsh Harrier male and female, 1 Peregrine Falcon female, 2 Moorhen Will Pits Scrape, 3 Common Coot 3 Common Whitethroat 1 Grasshopper Warbler 1 Tree Pipit Middle Moor displaying. Also 6 Roe Deer.

23/04/2012 John Hitchcock. 1 Merlin Goole Moor.

23/04/2012 Chris Evans Natural England. 2 Common Cuckoo Middle Moor/Angle Drain.

23/04/2012 James Hincliffe. 1 Hen Harrier ringtail Red House Farm.

21/04/2012 Bill Priestley. 2 Goosander Will Pits Scrape, 1 Great Crested Grebe Will Pits Scrape, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk male, 1 Peregrine Falcon male, 2 Common Cuckoo, 4 Eurasian Jay, 2 Western Jackdaw separate NE, 1 Common Whitethroat, 10 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 24 Fieldfarerecreation ground, 3 Song Thrush.

22/04/2012 James Hincliffe. 1 Hen Harrier ringtail Red House Farm.

21/04/2012 Ben Steel 16.00 to 20.00. 1 Common Snipe drumming Will Pits, 1 Woodcock roding Will Pits, 1 Goosander female towards Will Pits, 2 Marsh Harrier a pair, 1 Grey Heron over N, 11 Common Redshank 10 at W end flooded workings, 1 White Wagtail first this year, 1 Northern Wheatear Goole Moor, 2 Short-eared Owl Goole Moor, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Common Swift 2nd of year lingering Goole Moor, 50 Barn Swallow app. 1 House Martin, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Tawny Owl calling Will Pits, 1 Eurasian Jay. Also 1 Hare.

21/04/2012 Bryan Wainwright. 2 Greater Canada Goose, 5 Gadwall, 18 Eurasian Teal, 8 Shoveler, 2 Tufted Duck, 2 Marsh Harrier male and female, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Moorhen, 3 Common Redshank, 3 Barn Swallow, 8 Goldfinch.

20/04/2012 James Hincliffe. 2 Fieldfare Red House Farm.

20/04/2012 Bryan Wainwright. 1 Little Grebe Bell's Pond, 2 Marsh Harrier male and female, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Eurasian Jay, 1 Sky Lark, 2 Barn Swallow, 6 Common Chiffchaff, 6 Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 1 Common Whitethroat singing colliery footpath, 3 Grasshopper Warbler 2 flooded workings, 1 colliery area, 1 Sedge Warbler Green Belt, 1Reed Warbler Durham's Gardens near metal stile (confirmed), 3 Bullfinch, 2 Yellowhammer.

19/04/2012 Ben Steel am. 20+ Greylag Goose, 1 Common Shelduck Will Pits Scrape, 4 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe Will Pits Scrape, 1 Marsh Harrier cream crown, 2 Eurasian Sparrowhawk Will Pits, 2 Moorhen, 1 Sand Martin, 22+ Barn Swallow, 2 House Martin, 1 Grasshopper Warbler Will Pits, 1 Yellow Wagtail male road.

19/04/2012 Bryan Wainwright. 2 Common Shelduck, 7 Gadwall, 24 Eurasian Teal, 7 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Marsh Harrier male and female, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Buzzard, 3 Common Kestrel, 1 Common Coot Bell's Pond, 1 Oystercatcher over Bell's Pond, 4 Northern Lapwing, 2 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull immature, 30 Black-headed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 50 Wood Pigeon, 1 Eurasian Jay, 1 Sky Lark, 11 Barn Swallow, 2 House Martin going W, 10 Common Chiffchaff, 8 Willow Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 1Grasshopper Warbler Green Belt flooded workings, 1 Sedge Warbler Green Belt, 1 Reed Warbler Durham's Gardens near Jones' Cable (heard very briefly pm), 1 Blackbird, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 12 Meadow Pipit, 65 Linnet, 2 Yellowhammer, 10 Reed Bunting. Also 3 Red Deer, 8 Roe Deer and a Fox.

18/04/2012 Bryan Wainwright. 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Marsh Harrier female, 2 Common Redshank, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 1 Common Tern (better views today with scope and no rain, briefly, showed it to be Common), 1 Sky Lark, 2 Barn Swallow, 1 Yellowhammer.

17/04/2012 (inc. WeBS count) Bryan Wainwright, James Hinchliffe (John Hitchcock in part) 10 Greylag Goose, 2 Greater Canada Goose, 1 Common Shelduck, 13 Gadwall, 28 Eurasian Teal, 24 Mallard, 31 Shoveler, 6 Tufted Duck, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 6 Common Pheasant inc. black males (not Green/Japanese which are dark green) 1 Little Grebe, 3 Marsh Harrier 2 males, 1 female, 1 Hen Harrier female flooded workings, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 3 Common Buzzard, 2 Common Kestrel, 2 Moorhen, 2 Oystercatcher Fison's Road N, 38 European Golden Plover fields at Swinefleet gate, 3 Northern Lapwing, 1 Eurasian Curlew, 3 Common Redshank, 12 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 71 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Tern over flooded workings N and S of road 09.00, 2 Stock Dove, 8 Wood Pigeon, 1 Tawny Owl calling Will Pits, 1 Common Swift JOINT EARLIEST EVER (with 2004) pm going W over Goole Moor with 3 H. Martins, 2 Magpie, 14 Carrion Crow, 4 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Willow Tit, 2 Sky Lark, 6 Barn Swallow, 3 House Martin with Swift, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Common Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 2 Wren, 2 Robin, 2 Northern Wheatear male field track to Creyke's, female Fison's Road N, 2 Pied Wagtail, 18 Meadow Pipit, 8 Common Chaffinch, 70 Linnet 60 in fields N of Crowle Moor, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Yellowhammer, 12 Reed Bunting. Also 6 Red Deer and 10 Roe Deer.

14/04/2012 Steve Routledge et al. 1 Common Gull with Black-headed, 1 Yellow Wagtail. Also 30 Red Deer.

14/04/2012 Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley. 9 Greylag Goose, 2 Greater Canada Goose, 2 Common Shelduck, 12 Gadwall, 38 Eurasian Teal, 22 Mallard, 20 Shoveler, 10 Tufted Duck, 4 Common Pheasant, 4 Little Grebe, 2 Marsh Harrier male and female, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Moorhen, 1 Eurasian Curlew, 60 Black-headed Gull, 8 Wood Pigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Magpie, 1 Eurasian Jay, 6 Carrion Crow, 4 Blue Tit, 5 Great Tit, 1 Sky Lark, 10 Barn Swallow, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 15 Common Chiffchaff, 26 Willow Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 9 Wren, 2 Blackbird, 10 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 6 Robin, 1 Northern Wheatear male mounds, 2 Dunnock, 2 Pied Wagtail, 6 Meadow Pipit, 8 Common Chaffinch, 8 Goldfinch, 3 Linnet, 7 Bullfinch, 4 Yellowhammer, 10 Reed Bunting. Also 2 Fox (Chadwick's Field and Pony Bridge Marsh), 11 Red Deer and 3 Roe Deer.

13/04/2012 BPW. 6 Greylag Goose, 4 Gadwall, 24 Eurasian Teal, 14 Mallard, 17 Shoveler, 6 Tufted Duck Will Pits Scrape, 1 Goosander female Will Pits Scrape, 1 Green/Japanese Pheasant many Common, 2 Marsh Harrier males, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Common Kestrel, 1 MERLINfemale perched on stump W side of road opp. Goole Moor Tram, 6 Northern Lapwing, 2 Common Redshank same pair Snaith & Cowick Moor, 1 Common Gull same 1st S with BH Gulls still, 60 Black-headed Gull, 4 Blue Tit, 6 Great Tit, 1 Sky Lark, 1 Barn Swallow N over Will Pits Scrape, 7 Common Chiffchaff, 5 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 2 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Robin, 1 Northern Wheatear male mounds flooded workings, p House Sparrow with Tree at Creyke's crossing, 5 Tree Sparrow with House at Creyke's crossing, 1 Pied Wagtail, 13 Meadow Pipit, 4 Common Chaffinch, 7 Linnet, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Yellowhammer, 6 Reed Bunting. Also 7 Roe Deer.

11/04/2012 Julian Small, Chris Evans Natural England. 2 Gadwall a pair Will Pits Scrape, 2 Eurasian Teal 6 Shoveler pairs Will Pits Scrape, 1 Marsh Harrier cream crown, 1 Common Buzzard 1 Common Snipe (drumming later), 2 Eurasian Jay 1 Tree Pipit Pony Bridge Marsh, 3 Meadow Pipit 2 Bullfinch Pony Bridge Wood at SWD, 2 Reed Bunting

11/04/2012 BPW (in part Ian McDonald, Mick Oliver). 3 Greylag Goose, 15 Eurasian Teal, 11 Mallard, 9 Shoveler in pairs Will Pits Scrape, 4 Tufted Duck in pairs Will Pits Scrape, 1 Little Grebe Will Pits Scrape, 3 Marsh Harrier male, immature male and female, 1 Hen Harrier adult female, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Moorhen, 2 Northern Lapwing, 1 Common Snipe, 2 Common Redshank, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 30 Black-headed Gull showing signs of breeding now, 2 Short-eared Owl, 1 Eurasian Jay, 1Barn Swallow W over Will Pits late afternoon, 3 Common Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler, 14 Tree Sparrow in bush Red House Farm, 1 Yellow Wagtail seen calling over flooded workings late afternoon, 3 Meadow Pipit, 8 Reed Bunting. Also 6 Roe Deer.

09/04/2012 BPW. 5 Greylag Goose, 6 Greater Canada Goose, 8 Gadwall, 19 Eurasian Teal, 23 Mallard, 23 Shoveler, 4 Tufted Duck, 5 Goosander 1 male Will Pits Scrape, 1 Japanese Pheasant, 2 Marsh Harrier cream crowns flooded workings, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk female, 3 Common Buzzard, 3 Common Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon immature perched W end Shoulder o' Mutton Tram, 2 Northern Lapwing, 1 Eurasian Curlew, 1 Common Redshank, 1 Herring Gull, 40 Black-headed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 6 Wood Pigeon, 2 Magpie, 10 Carrion Crow, 8 Blue Tit, 9 Great Tit, 2 Willow Tit, 4 Sky Lark, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 9 Common Chiffchaff, 5 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 1 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Robin, 3 Northern Wheatear together Fison's Road N, 2 males 1 female, 1 Dunnock, 1 Pied Wagtail, 12 Meadow Pipit, 6 Common Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch, 4 Linnet, 2 Bullfinch, 10 Reed Bunting. Also 2 Roe Deer.

08/04/2012 John Hitchcock. 1 Hen Harrier ringtail.

08/04/2012 Charlotte Adams, Paul Adams. 1 OSPREY N over Swinefleet Warping Drain (Joint earliest ever), 1 Common Kestrel Joint Axholme railway (dis.), 2 Sky Lark Joint Axholme railway (dis.), 2 Greenfinch Joint Axholme railway (dis.), 15 Linnet 26 day before.

07/04/2012 Pat and Janet Heath. Grange Lane - Green Belt - Fisons Road - Wills Pitts / Scrape - Observation Platform - return 10 Greylag Goose, 5 Eurasian Teal, 10 Mallard, 4 Shoveler, 6 Tufted Duck, 5 Goosander 2 male, 1 Marsh Harrier female, 2 Common Kestrel, 20 Black-headed Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Magpie, 4 Carrion Crow, 5 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 2 Willow Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 15 Common Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Fieldfare, 1 Northern Wheatear Fison's Road, 2 Bullfinch, 4 Reed Bunting. Also 2 Roe Deer (male and female).

07/04/2012 John Hitchcock. 4 Short-eared Owl (2 pair) 1 Northern Wheatear male Johnny's seat.

07/04/2012 James Hinchliffe. 1 Hen Harrier ringtail opposite Middle Moor Tram at Road.

07/04/2012 BPW, Rob Adams, Bev Baxter, Bill Priestley, Ken Pearson. 18 Greylag Goose, 11 Eurasian Wigeon off flooded workings S of road (4 male), 8 Gadwall, 28 Eurasian Teal, 11 Mallard, 25 Shoveler, 7 Tufted Duck Will Pits Scrape (4 male), 6 Goosander Will Pits Scrape (3 male), p Common Pheasant, 1 Marsh Harrier female flooded workings, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Northern Lapwing, 1 Common Snipe, 1 Common Gull immature on flooded workings, 30 Black-headed Gull, 4 Stock Dove, p Wood Pigeon, 1 Barn Owl Swinefleet, 1Short-eared Owl flooded workings, 6 Magpie, p Carrion Crow, 8 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 3 Willow Tit, 1 Sky Lark, 4 Long-tailed Tit, 15 Common Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 1 Eurasian Treecreeper ringed, 3 Wren, 2 Blackbird, 34 Fieldfare, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Robin, 1 Northern Wheatear male Johnny's seat, 1 Dunnock, 4 Meadow Pipit, 10 Common Chaffinch, 6 Goldfinch, 5 Common Crossbill landed Crack Willow Will Pits and calling, 3 Bullfinch, 1 Yellowhammer, 6 Reed Bunting. Also 5 Roe Deer.

06/04/2012 John Hitchcock. 1 Northern Wheatear male Johnny's seat.

02/04/2012 Peter Hinks, B. Thompson, B. Greenacre, Paul Adams, James Hinchliffe. 40 Greylag Goose, p Gadwall, p Eurasian Teal, p Mallard, 22 Shoveler, 6 Tufted Duck, 5 Goosander Will Pits Scrape, p Common Pheasant, 1 Great Cormorant over flooded workings, 2 Little Grebe Will Pits Scrape, 2 Marsh Harrier males Middle Moor, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 8 Woodcock Will Pits, p Black-headed Gull, p Wood Pigeon, 4 Tawny Owl heard 2 Will Pits, Crowle Moor, NE corner Goole Moor, 1 Long-eared Owl calling in Will Pits, 1Short-eared Owl Fison's Road N, p Magpie, 2 Eurasian Jay, p Carrion Crow, p Blue Tit, p Great Tit, p Long-tailed Tit, p Common Chiffchaff, p Wren, p Blackbird, 60 Fieldfare over W, 2 Song Thrush, p Robin, p Dunnock, 2 Pied Wagtail, 5 Meadow Pipit, p Common Chaffinch, p Bullfinch, p Reed Bunting. Also 7 Roe Deer, Rabbits, 4 bat sp. (poss Whiskered/Brandt's) Will Pits.

01/04/2012 Charlotte Adams, Paul Adams. 2 Grey Partridge Swinefleet Mill (dis) 1 Common Buzzard Red House Farm, 1 Sky Lark Red House Farm, 3 Corn Bunting Pudding Lane Swinefleet Common. Also 7 Peacocks and 1 Comma.

01/04/2012 Lance Degnan. 3 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hen Harrier ringtail, 1 Northern Wheatear.

01/04/2012 BPW, RJS. 4 Greylag Goose, 3 Gadwall, 6 Eurasian Teal, 20 Mallard, 9 Shoveler, 9 Goosander 1 male Will Pits Scrape (RJS), 1 Marsh Harrier female, 6 Common Buzzard, 5 Common Kestrel, 1 Northern Lapwing, 2 Common Redshank, 20 Black-headed Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Eurasian Jay, 5 Great Tit, 1 Sky Lark, 10 Common Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler colliery area late am, 10 Fieldfare recreation ground, 2 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 1 Pied Wagtail, 16 Meadow Pipit, 3 Common Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch, 5 Linnet, 3 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Yellowhammer, 2 Reed Bunting. Also 3 Roe Deer and 9 Red Deer (WP).

01/04/2012 Richard Drew. 3 Willow Warbler early am.