THORNE MOORS BIRDING BLOG 2012


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Sunset at Tween Bridge Wind Farm. The wood further back and seperated (middle) is Whittaker's Plantation and the one closer and to the right is Limberlost Wood 27.09.2012 (BPW). 

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Red Deer stag and hinds, Ray Halstead 27/10/2012. 

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LATE RECORDS 2012, ALL ROBERT BROCH (who takes part in BTO Nest Record Scheme)

25/01/2012 Robert Broch 50 Greylag Goose floods, 10 House Sparrow small numbers W end Jone's Cable,

23/02/2012 Robert Broch 1 Common Snipe Goole Moor, 1 Woodcock Will Pits, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker Will Pits, 1 Eurasian Jay colliery area, 1 Eurasian Treecreeper Will Pits, 1 Siskin over Goole Moor, 12+ Bullfinch along Jone's Cable,

10/03/2012 Robert Broch 1 Common Buzzard 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker calling on N side Goole Moor, 1 Willow Tit N side Goole Moor, 3 Tree Sparrow W end Jone's Cable behind houses,

18/03/2012 Robert Broch 2 Mute Swan Goole Moor, 3 Great Crested Grebe Will Pits Scrape, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk Crowle Moor, 2 Common Snipe Goole Moor, 1 Tawny Owl hooted mid-afternoon Will Pits, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming Will Pits, 1 Coal Tit Will Pits, 2 Willow Tit Will Pits and Crowle Moor, 2 Common Chiffchaff singing Will Pits, 1 Eurasian Treecreeper Will Pits,

07/04/2012 Robert Broch 9 Eurasian Wigeon Will Pits Scrape, 5 Goosander Will Pits Scrape, 1 Little Grebe Will Pits Scrape, 1 Common Redshank song flight floods, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming Will Pits, 1 Blue Tit nest building in hole in dead birch, 3 Willow Tit one Will Pits and Crowle Moor, 4 Blackcap heard Will Pits and bred here and Crowle Moor, 1 Meadow Pipit singing floods,

15/04/2012 Robert Broch 2 Eurasian Treecreeper pair Will Pits nest low down had a sitting bird and five eggs,

24/04/2012 Robert Broch 1 Common Buzzard 2 Barn Swallow pair bred at Bank Top shed again (no date), 1 Common Chiffchaff nest building Green Belt, 3 Grasshopper Warbler heard, 1 Reed Warbler heard, 4 Dunnock 2 singing birds along Jone's Cable all season, 1 Yellow Wagtail

28/04/2012 Robert Broch 2 Little Grebe Will Pits Scrape, 10 Common Swift floods, 1 Garden Warbler Will Pits Scrape, 1 Wren sitting bird in Will Pits, 1 Tree Pipit singing Crowle Moor,

05/05/2012 Robert Broch 1 Greylag Goose sitting Green Belt Scrape in rushes, 2 Common Cuckoo both singing, 1 Willow Tit at nest site side colliery spoil heap, 2 Lesser Whitethroat singing at Jone's Cable and Green Belt,

06/05/2012 Robert Broch 2 Common Buzzard 5 Hobby 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming Will Pits, 3 House Martin or more feeding over Crowle Moor and floods, 2 Tree Pipit singing Crowle Moor,

12/05/2012 Robert Broch 1 Marsh Harrier dropping into reed bed Green Belt floods (nest area) twice, 1 Common Cuckoo chased by a Meadow Pipit, 1 Magpie perched next to its nest Jone's Cable, 10 Meadow Pipit fair number' seen including one chasing a Cuckoo, 1 Linnet nest building on W side of Moors,

16/05/2012 Robert Broch 1 Moorhen brood of young Crowle Moor, 1 European Nightjar female Crowle Moor, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker Crowle Moor, 2 Common Chiffchaff nest Crowle M oor with young, 1 Mistle Thrush with 2 juveniles Crowle Moor, 3 Tree Pipit singing Crowle Moor, 4 Common Chaffinch two nests seen with sitting birds,

23/05/2012 Robert Broch 2 Grey Partridge a pair Moor end Jone's Cable, 2 Hobby 1 Turtle Dove purring Bell's, 2 Common Chiffchaff nest Green Belt now with young, 4 Common Whitethroat 2 nests along Mill Drain both with 5 eggs in another nest Jone's Cable had 6 eggs, 1 Wren a brood of young were out and being fed at Cottage Dike, 1 Blackbird feeding a family at Rhododendron Path, 10 Goldfinch always along Jone's Cable with juveniles seen later,

25/05/2012 Robert Broch 1 Little Grebe floods whinning, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk Will Pits, 4 Common Kestrel 6 Hobby 3 Common Coot floods, 1 Tawny Owl called Will Pits and two fledglings seen in large willow, 2 Long-eared Owl large young in birch tree nest Crowle Moor, 1 European Nightjar male Crowle Moor, 2 Willow Warbler and nest with seven eggs Will Pits, 1 Wren a brood of young were out and being fed at Will Pits Scrape,

27/05/2012 Robert Broch 2 Willow Warbler pair feeding young on ground Crowle Moor, 7 Tree Pipit singing all Crowle Moor,

30/05/2012 Robert Broch 1 Turtle Dove Green Belt, 1 Willow Tit at nest site side colliery spoil heap three foot up in dead birch stump now with young in, 2 Common Whitethroat nests by Fison's Road with 5 young, 1 Linnet bird on nest by Fison's Road next to a Whitethroat nest,

04/06/2012 Robert Broch 1 Siskin heard over Crowle Moor,

01/07/2012 Robert Broch 2 Hobby 2 Turtle Dove purring Green Belt one display flight, 1 Common Cuckoo singing Bell's, 1 Lesser Whitethroat singing Green Belt, 1 Yellowhammer singing Green Belt,

04/07/2012 Robert Broch 2 Turtle Dove purring Crowle Moor,

11/07/2012 Robert Broch 4 Hobby 1 Grasshopper Warbler heard Fison's Road, 1 Linnet nest with three young Green Belt,

12/07/2012 Robert Broch 4 Yellowhammer Crowle Moor,

19/07/2012 Robert Broch 3 Turtle Dove purring Green Belt and two on wires near colliery/Jone's Cable, 1 European Nightjar churred briefly from a branch Green Belt, 1 Sedge Warbler heard, 1 Yellowhammer singing Jone's Cable,

02/08/2012 Robert Broch 2 Hobby 2 Yellowhammer singing Crowle Moor,

12/08/2012 Robert Broch 3 Hobby 5 Greenshank Will Pits Scrape,

18/08/2012 Robert Broch 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk Will Pits, 1 Hobby 2 Green Woodpecker one over Will Pits Scrape other calling Goole Moor,

23/08/2012 Robert Broch 3 Hobby 1 Northern Wheatear Fison's Road N,

28/08/2012 Robert Broch 3 Hobby Crowle Moor,

06/09/2012 Robert Broch 1 Common Buzzard Crowle Moor, 1 Hobby Crowle Moor,

10/09/2012 Robert Broch 1 Hobby Crowle Moor, 10 Siskin roaming parties' heard over Crowle Moor,

15/09/2012 Robert Broch 6 Grey Partridge a pair Moor end Jone's Cable, 3 Green Sandpiper Leonard's Drain/Elmhirst,

22/09/2012 Robert Broch 1 Common Buzzard Crowle Moor, 1 Reed Warbler Will Pits Scrape, 1 Lesser Redpoll Will Pits Scrape,

04/10/2012 Robert Broch 60 Pink-footed Goose flew W over Crowle Moor, later 40 on Will Pits Scrape, 1 Green Woodpecker Crowle Moor, 12+ Lesser Redpoll Crowle Moor,

07/10/2012 Robert Broch 300 Pink-footed Goose floods and Will Pits Scrape, 3 Goldcrest near Will Pits Scrape, 



LATE RECORDS 2012, ALL STEVE HINER 15 March 2012 50 Whooper Swan New Moor, Blue Bridge end, x45 floods near Creykes Gate,, 1 Marsh Harrier male Creyke's,, 2 Eurasian Jay Green Belt.,

, 29 March 2012, 2 Eurasian Teal a pair Creykes,, 20 Mallard, 1 Shoveler male Paraffin cuttings,, 1 Marsh Harrier female Woodside,, 1 Common Kestrel female,, 1 Peregrine Falcon male Creyke's,, 1 Common Redshank, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Common Chiffchaff NNR shed 1 Green Belt..

27 April 2012 10 Shoveler 5 pairs,, 16 Tufted Duck 8 pairs Will Pits Scrape,, 1 Marsh Harrier female, 1 Northern Goshawk female, flew fast and low across Will Pits dry ride south to north,, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk male, 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Common Kestrel female,, 4 Common Crane 2 floods 2 calling from Crowle Moor,, 3 Dunlin floods,, 1 Common Snipe, 1 Common Cuckoo, 7 Common Swift, 6 Barn Swallow, 1 Blackcap, 1 Grasshopper Warbler Shoulder o' Mutton,, 8 Northern Wheatear 3 males 1 female Snaith & Cowick, 2 fm Mill Drain, 1 m 1 fm Shoulder o' Mutton,, 4 Reed Bunting.

17 May 2012 100 Mallard, 1 Shoveler male Paraffin Cuttings,, 1 Marsh Harrier female,, 1 Hobby, 1 Common Crane floods,, 100 Black-headed Gull, 1 Turtle Dove Green Belt,, 1 Short-eared Owl, 100 Common Swift, 1 Common Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Northern Wheatear male Snaith & Cowick Moor,, 1 Dunnock.

07 June 2012 7 Greylag Goose, 2 Eurasian Teal, 7 Mallard, 1 Shoveler male,, 1 Marsh Harrier female,, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 30 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Cuckoo, 50 Common Swift, 2 Eurasian Jay, 2 Sky Lark, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Robin, 4 Meadow Pipit.

08 June 2012 4 Eurasian Teal, 20 Mallard, 1 Shoveler male, 3 Marsh Harrier 2 females,, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon male Pony Bridge Marsh,, 1 Common Redshank, 50 Black-headed Gull, 50 Common Swift, 2 Sky Lark, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Spotted Flycatcher Pony Bridge Wood..

15 June 2012 6 Eurasian Teal, 20 Mallard, 1 Shoveler male,, 3 Grey Heron Snaith & Cowick Moor,, 2 Marsh Harrier male and female,, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk female Will Pits,, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 4 Northern Lapwing with 2 young Creyke's,, 80 Black-headed Gull 50 floods 30 Will Pits Scrape,, 1 Common Cuckoo, 50 Common Swift, 2 Eurasian Jay, 20 Barn Swallow, 2 House Martin Creyke's,, 2 Common Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Common Whitethroat, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Robin, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Common Chaffinch, 1 Goldfinch, 1 Linnet, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Reed Bunting.

18 June 2012 3 Eurasian Teal, 20 Mallard, 2 Shoveler with 9 young Snaith & Cowick Moor,, 1 Tufted Duck male Creyke's,, 2 Marsh Harrier male and female,, 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Common Kestrel, 2 Hobby, 30 Black-headed Gull, 20 Common Swift, 1 Sky Lark, 20 Barn Swallow, 2 House Martin, 1 Common Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Garden Warbler, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Common Chaffinch, 2 Linnet, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Reed Bunting.

26 June 2012 2 Marsh Harrier male and female,, 1 Hobby, 1 Water Rail floods opp. MMT,.

27 June 2012 1 Eurasian Teal, 4 Mallard, 2 Shoveler with 5 young,, 2 Red-legged Partridge, 1 Marsh Harrier male Goole Moor,, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk male,, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Common Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 2 Common Crane fields east of Scotts shed, Bank Top,, 1 Oystercatcher mobbing C Buzzard over Snaith & Cowick Moor, 4 Northern Lapwing, 50 Black-headed Gull, 5 Common Swift, 2 Sky Lark, 50 Barn Swallow, 2 House Martin, 1 Common Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 6 Common Whitethroat, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Dunnock, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Common Chaffinch, 2 Linnet. 



30/12/2012 James Hincliffe 2 Brambling male and female Red House Farm.

23/12/2012 Ben Steel. 4 Eurasian Wigeon Will Pits Scrape, 17 Goosander 12 males Will Pits Scrape, 1 Marsh Harrier female.

18/12/2012 RJS 20 WAXWING in Thorne around the health centre/library near traffic lights.

16/12/2012 Rob Watson E side moors 200 Mallard, 18 Goosander Will Pits Scrape 10 males, 1 Marsh Harrier female, 1 Willow Tit, 2 Common Stonechat male and female N of road from Middle Moor Tram, 15 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Bullfinch, 6 Reed Bunting. 

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Lesser Redpoll Rob Watson 30/11/2012.

09/12/2012 Ben Steel miiday to 16.30. 5 Whooper Swan in to Goole Moor at dusk, 32 Eurasian Teal, 163 Mallard, 9 Goosander Will Pits Scrape 6 males, 5 Marsh Harrier cream-crowns, 1 Hen Harrier adult male to roost, 2 Common Buzzard over Will Pits, 1 Peregrine Falcon going S, 1 Moorhen, 7+ Goldcrest, 1 Willow Tit Will Pits, 172+ Fieldfare roosted Goole Moor, 30 Redwing, 1 Common Stonechat male near mounds at flooded workings, 3 Reed Bunting.

08/12/2012 Jack Hollingworth. Denis Goodwin 12 Waxwing apple tree along main road Newfield Estate Moorends/Thorne and hedge along abandoned sports field other side. 6 still present at 14.10 (DG).


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 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.


31/10/2012 John Durrant. 2000 Common Starling to roost Inkle Moor.

31/10/2012 Bryan Wainwright, Fison's road am. 210 Pink-footed Goose, 3 Greylag Goose, 2 Eurasian Wigeon Will Pits Scrape, 16 Gadwall Will Pits Scrape, 8 Eurasian Teal, 3 Marsh Harrier 2 juv/immatures 1 immature male, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Kestrel, 1 Moorhen, 1 Common Gull immature, 74 Herring Gull from moors roosts mainly, 53 Great Black-backed Gull from moors roosts mainly, 9 Black-headed Gull, 8 Stock Dove, 1 Short-eared Owl Rawcliffe Moor first light, 1 Jack Snipe flushed from edge of Shearburn & Pitts Drain at S bend, flew from under feet short way, good view, 1 Eurasian Jay, 40 Carrion Crow, 3 Goldcrest, 3 Blue Tit, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Wren, 2300 Common Starling 1 huge flock low from E, 2 Blackbird, 153 Fieldfare, 9 Redwing, 4 Robin, 2 Common Stonechat Middle Moor Tram at road, 1 Dunnock, 1 Pied Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit, 1 Brambling over Will Pits Scrape calling, 2 Greenfinch, 10 Goldfinch, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Yellowhammer, 2 Reed Bunting. Also 2 Red Deer and 2 Role Deer.

30/10/2012 Bryan Wainwright, Fison's road am. 9 Whooper Swan 7 from E later left E, 2 from S, 190 Pink-footed Goose, 18 Greylag Goose, 18 Greater Canada Goose, 3 Gadwall, 28 Mallard, 5 Grey Partridge fields, 6 Common Pheasant, 2 Marsh Harrier 1 cream-crown 1 immature male, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Buzzard, 3 Common Kestrel, 1 Moorhen, 4 Common Gull, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull 92 Herring Gull from moors roosts mainly, 51 Great Black-backed Gull from moors roosts mainly, also 200+ distant large gulls unidentifiied, 35 Black-headed Gull, 150 Wood Pigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Magpie, 12 Carrion Crow, 4 Goldcrest, 2 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 1 Willow Tit, 18 Sky Lark, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Wren, 5100 Common Starling mainly 2 huge flocks from E probably well under-counted, 12 Blackbird, 637 Fieldfare flocks from E, 22 Redwing, 14 Robin, 2 Common Stonechat male and female John's seat, 1 Dunnock, 1 Pied Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit, 3 Common Chaffinch, 5 Brambling SSW, 85 Goldfinch, 5 Linnet, 7 Lesser Redpoll, 8 Bullfinch, 3 Reed Bunting. Also 1 Hare.

29/10/2012 Bryan Wainwright, Bev Baxter Creyke's gate. 200 Pink-footed Goose fields, 40 Greylag Goose fields, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Herring Gull, 50 Black-headed Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Eurasian Jay, 11 Goldcrest all ringed, 2 Blue Tit all ringed, 2 Great Tit all ringed, 1 Willow Tit ringed, 45 Sky Lark fields, 14 Long-tailed Tit all ringed, 1 Eurasian Treecreeper, 3 Wren all ringed, 480 Common Starling, 1 Blackbird ringed, 60 Fieldfare, 14 Redwing, 1 Robin ringed, 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Common Chaffinch, 14 Brambling, 4 Greenfinch all ringed, 22 Goldfinch, 8 Siskin, 30 Lesser Redpoll 4 ringed, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Yellowhammer. Also Red Deer heard.

28/10/2012 Bill Priestley. 6 Mute Swan 4 young Durham's Warping Drain, 1 Common Buzzard, 5 Moorhen Durham's Warping Drain, 400 Black-headed Gull fields near P, 2 Western Jackdaw Chadwick's Field, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Sky Lark, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 200 Fieldfare Durham's Garden, 30 Redwing Durham's Garden, 1 Meadow Pipit.

27/10/2012 Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley Fison's Road am. 2 Whooper Swan distant but probably this species, 300 Pink-footed Goose, 10 Eurasian Wigeon, 11 Gadwall, 5 Eurasian Teal, 240 Mallard, 4 Common Pheasant including 1 Green Pheasant WP, 1 Little Grebe floods, 2 Marsh Harrier immature male and female, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Buzzard over fields, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Woodcock flushed at Creyke's gate, 1 Common Gull, 80 Lesser Black-backed Gull mainly from roost W side of floods, 60 Herring Gull mainly from roost W side of floods, 15 Great Black-backed Gull mainly from roost W side of floods, 220 Black-headed Gull mainly from roost W side of floods, 100 Wood Pigeon at least, 6 Magpie, 10 Carrion Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 1 Willow Tit, 45 Sky Lark at least stubble field near Creyke's gate,, 3 Wren, 150 Common Starling coming from W, 1 Blackbird, 320 Fieldfare at least, 50 Redwing, 1 Robin, 2 Common Stonechat pair near Creyke's gate, 1 Dunnock, 3 Meadow Pipit, 4 Common Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Siskin, 4 Linnet, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 4 Bullfinch, 2 Yellowhammer, 13 Reed Bunting. Also 5 Red Deer, 3 Roe Deer and a Stoat.

26/10/2012 Julian Small, Natural England. 85 Pink-footed Goose at least, 110 Eurasian Teal, 1 Marsh Harrier cream-crown Will Pits Scrape, 1 Hen Harriermale floods, 1 Water Rail Blackwater Dike at Will Pits.

26/10/2012 Bryan Wainwright, colliery area 1.5hrs am then pm. 260 Pink-footed Goose, 1 Great Cormorant NE, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 European Golden Plover heard only, 1 Woodcock flushed from Inkle meadows, 2 Common Gull, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 14 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 7 Black-headed Gull, 270 Wood Pigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Magpie, 20 Western Jackdaw over ca area going W NEW ALL TIME MAXIMUM COUNT, 3 Goldcrest, 1 Great Tit, 3 Sky Lark Chadwick's Field, 11 Wren, 1700 Common Starling to roost SW end of moors, 14 Blackbird, 87 Fieldfare, 2 Song Thrush, 140 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 9 Robin, 4 Dunnock, 5 Meadow Pipit Chadwick's Field, 6 Common Chaffinch, 1 Brambling with Chaffinches calling, 3 Goldfinch, 4 Linnet, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Bullfinch, 2 Yellowhammer, 1 Reed Bunting.

24/10/2012 Tom Lowe. 1 LAPLAND BUNTING Goole Fields (2nd for Thorne Moors). ALSO EARLIER IN MONTH A CASPIAN GULL A NEW SPECIES FOR THORNE MOORS.

24/10/2012 Bryan Wainwright, colliery area. 19 Pink-footed Goose, 2 Greylag Goose, p Common Pheasant, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk male, 1 Common Kestrel, 22 European Golden Plover over, 3 Common Gull, 4 Herring Gull, 50 Wood Pigeon, 1 Green Woodpecker, 6 Magpie, p Carrion Crow, 2 Goldcrest, 4 Blue Tit, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Wren, 13 Common Starling, 6 Blackbird, 62Fieldfare, 2 Song Thrush, 90 Redwing, 4 Mistle Thrush, 6 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 1 Pied Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit, 23 Common Chaffinch, 9 Goldfinch, 1 Siskin, 8 Lesser Redpoll, 5 Bullfinch, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Reed Bunting.

20/10/2012 Bill Priestley. 750 Pink-footed Goose 500 Goole Fields rest over, 80 Eurasian Teal, 1 Tufted Duck male flooded workings, 15 Common Pheasant, 3 Marsh Harrier cream-crowns, 2 Hen Harrier different males, 3 Common Kestrel, 1 Dunlin over E calling, 2 Common Snipe chased by Hen Harrier, 2 Common Gull adults SW, 150 Wood Pigeon, 15 Magpie, 11 Eurasian Jay, 20 Carrion Crow, 25 Goldcrest, 14 Sky Lark 10 SW, 30 Long-tailed Tit, 10 Blackbird, 25 Redwing, 3 Common Stonechat male female and probable juvenile E-W road, 6 Goldfinch, 6 Lesser Redpoll.

20/10/2012 RJS, Bryan Wainwright, Fison's Road pm. 2 Pink-footed Goose heard Crowle Moor, 5 Eurasian Wigeon, 3 Gadwall, 30 Eurasian Teal, 79 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, p Common Pheasant, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Marsh Harrier at least adult female immature male and cream-crowns, 1 Hen Harrier adult male flooded workings midday, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 3 Common Kestrel, 1Merlin female over fields near Creyke's crossing, 28 Northern Lapwing, 1 Dunlin heard floods, 3 Common Snipe, 14 Common Gull fields N of Crowle Moor, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull fields N of Goole Moor, 20 Herring Gull fields N of Goole Moor, 259 Black-headed Gull fields N of Crowle Moor, 8 Stock Dove, 40 Wood Pigeon, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Magpie, 2 Western Jackdaw fields N of Crowle Moor, 10 Rook fields N of Crowle Moor, p Carrion Crow, 2 Goldcrest, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 17 Sky Lark, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Common Chiffchaffsinging Will Pits, 4 Wren, 60 Common Starling fields N of Crowle Moor, 1 Song Thrush, 8 Robin, 2 Common Stonechat male and female Fison's Road N, 1 Grey Wagtail Swinefleet gate flying along Swinefleet Warping Drain calling, 1 Pied Wagtail, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Common Chaffinch, 22 Goldfinch, 2 Siskin, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Yellowhammer, 10 Reed Bunting. Also 4 Red Deer Will Pits.

19/10/2012 Bev Baxter, Bryan Wainwright, ringing () Creyke's gate. 47 Pink-footed Goose, 4 Common Pheasant, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk (2nd year male), 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Common Snipe, 1 Little Owl Creyke's crossing calling, 11 Eurasian Jay 8 together, 1 Western Jackdaw, 13 Goldcrest (13), 3 Blue Tit (3), 2 Coal Tit (2 both retraps), 15 Sky Lark, 13 Long-tailed Tit (13), 2 Wren (2), 2 Song Thrush (1), 5 Redwing 1 Robin (1), 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Common Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 8 Siskin, 40 Lesser Redpoll (7), 2 Yellowhammer (1). 

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Sparrowhawk 2012 (BPW). 

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Goldcrest 2012 (BPW). 

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Coal Tit 2012 (BPW). 

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Long-tailed Tit 2012 (BPW). 

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Song Thrush 2012 (BPW). 

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Yellowhammer1 2012 (BPW). 

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Yellowhammer 2012 (BPW). 

Also 2 Hares.

18/10/2012 Bryan Wainwright, colliery area and Inkle meadows am. 5 Common Pheasant, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 41 Black-headed Gull, 120 Wood Pigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 6 Magpie, 2 Eurasian Jay, 4 Western Jackdaw to Chadwick's field from W, 30 Carrion Crow, 6 Goldcrest, 15 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 2 Willow Tit, 6 Sky Lark, 3 Wren, 34 Common Starling, 17 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 8 Redwing, 2 Mistle Thrush, 16 Robin, 5 Dunnock, 6 Meadow Pipit, 33 Common Chaffinch, 16 Greenfinch, 8 Goldfinch, 3 Siskin, 18 Linnet, 62 Lesser Redpoll, 6 Bullfinch, 5 Yellowhammer, 8 Reed Bunting. Also 2 Grey Squirrels eating Hawthorn berries at Bell's.

17/10/2012 Bryan Wainwright. WeBs am, colliery footpath pm. 57 Pink-footed Goose, 9 Gadwall, 32 Eurasian Teal, 76 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 4 Common Pheasant 1 Green Pheasant, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Marsh Harrier cream-crowns, 2Hen Harrier adult male and juvenile ringtail over floods am, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk immature female, 1 Common Buzzard Chadwick's field, 2 Common Kestrel, 73 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 98 Herring Gull, 280 Black-headed Gull, 40 Wood Pigeon, 22 Magpie, 1 Eurasian Jay, 1 Goldcrest, 3 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 16 Sky Lark, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Wren, 4 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Redwing, 9 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 3 Pied Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit, 30 Common Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 14 Goldfinch, 3 Siskin, 4 Common Redpoll, 4 Bullfinch, 1 Yellowhammer, 8 Reed Bunting. Also 5 Red Deer Will Pits and Rabbits, Pipistrelle pm at Recreation Ground.

16/10/2012 Bryan Wainwright colliery footpath am, Fison's Road pm. 32 Pink-footed Goose, 16 Eurasian Teal, 18 Mallard, 3 Pintail came in to floods along road but later took off, 1 Marsh Harrier immature male, 1 Hen Harrier male, 1 Common Buzzard Pony Bridge Marsh, 2 Common Kestrel, 350 Lesser Black-backed Gull roosting mostly separate from HG along Fison's Road N, 117 Herring Gull roosting mostly separate from LBBG along Fison's Road floods, 33 Wood Pigeon, 2 Short-eared Owl distant one on NW side, other along road, 4 Magpie, 2 Eurasian Jay, 158 Carrion Crow, 2 Goldcrest, 1 Blue Tit, 3 Wren, 9 Blackbird, 5 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush, 7 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 3 Meadow Pipit, 100 Common Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Linnet, 6 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Bullfinch. Also Red Deer stag and 1 Hare.

14/10/2012Bill Priestley. 500 Pink-footed Goose on fields near Paraffin area, 2 Common Gull Chadwick's Field, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull SE, 2 Herring Gull Chadwick's Field, 200 Black-headed Gull Chadwick's Field, 60 Wood Pigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Magpie, 4 Eurasian Jay, 1 Common Chiffchaff, 1 Eurasian Treecreeper Bell's, 60 Common Starling, 4 Goldfinch.

13/10/2012Bill Priestley. 1000 Pink-footed Goose on fields near Paraffin area, 1 Merlin imm/female Bell's area, 60 Wood Pigeon, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 15 Eurasian Jay, 4 Goldcrest, 6 Blue Tit, 10 Great Tit, 15 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Common Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap male, 10 Blackbird, 3 Redwing, 4 Lesser Redpoll, 3 Yellowhammer.

13/10/2012 Bev Baxter, Bryan Wainwright ringing Creyke's gate. No ringed in (). 200 Pink-footed Goose, 12 Mallard, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk female, 2 Common Snipe, 1 Common Gull, 10 Black-headed Gull, 7 Eurasian Jay, 15 Goldcrest (15), 2 Great Tit, 31 Sky Lark, 1 Barn Swallow, 5 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Common Chiffchaff (2), 3 Wren (3), 1 Blackbird, 10 Redwing, 3 Robin (3), 1 Dunnock, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Common Chaffinch, 40 Goldfinch (1), 80 Siskin (3), 80 Lesser Redpoll (20). 

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Redpoll 2012 (BPW). 

12/10/2012 Bryan Wainwright, Bev Baxter colliery area. 6 Redwing, 60 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Bullfinch. Red Deer stag.

11/10/2012 Bryan Wainwright Fison's Road. 380 Pink-footed Goose, 2 Greylag Goose, 63 Eurasian Teal, 163 Mallard, 4 Common Pheasant 1 Green Pheasant, 2 Marsh Harrier cream-crown & female, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 3 Common Kestrel, 4 Common Snipe, 60 Lesser Black-backed Gull floods W end Shearburn & Pitts Drain 18.00, 19 Herring Gull floods W end Shearburn & Pitts Drain 18.00, 9 Stock Dove, 1 Magpie, 1 Eurasian Jay, 10 Western Jackdaw fields from Bank Top, 50 Rook fields from Bank Top, 20 Carrion Crow, 5 Goldcrest, 1 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Eurasian Treecreeper, 2 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 6 Robin, 6 Common Stonechat 3 pairs at Fison's Road N, John's Seat, E Boundary (last I. McDonald & M. Oliver) 4 Meadow Pipit, 3 Goldfinch, 1 Yellowhammer, 4 Reed Bunting. Also Red Deer roaring, 2 Roe Deer.

10/10/2012 Mick Oliver, Ian McDonald. 1 Hen Harrier male near Creyke's 16.00.

10/10/2012 Bryan Wainwright Fison's Road. 1600 Pink-footed Goose, 3 Eurasian Wigeon, 2 Gadwall, 54 Eurasian Teal, 127 Mallard, 5 Shoveler, 1 Great Cormorant N, 1 Little Grebe floods, 5 Marsh Harrier to roost floods 4 cream-crowns & 1 female, 2 Eurasian Sparrowhawk male and female, 3 Common Kestrel, 1 Merlin chasing passerine distant, 4 Common Snipe, 60 Lesser Black-backed Gull estimate, 80 Herring Gull estimate, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 400 Wood Pigeon, 1 Barn Owl Mill Drain just after dark, 1 Short-eared Owl high over Goole Moor mobbed by 2 Crows, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Eurasian Jay, 700 Carrion Crow at least to roost Will Pits, 1 Wren, 1 Song Thrush, 6 Robin, 2 Common Stonechat pair Fison's Road N, 5 Pied Wagtail, 6 Meadow Pipit, 18 Siskin, 2 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Reed Bunting. Also Red Deer roaring, 2 Roe Deer, 1 Hare and a Field Vole ran across road.

09/10/2012 Bev Baxter, Rob Adams, Bryan Wainwright ringing Creyke's Gate, ringed Nos. in (). 9 Greylag Goose, 1 Grey Heron, 2 Marsh Harrier male & cream-crown, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 7 Eurasian Jay, 1 Western Jackdaw NNE, 7 Goldcrest (7), 1 Coal Tit (1), 9 Sky Lark, 8 Long-tailed Tit (3), 6 Wren (5), 1 Redwing RA along road, 1 Robin (1), 1 Tree Sparrow (retrap), 2 Meadow Pipit, 2 Common Chaffinch (1), 3 Greenfinch (1), 30 Goldfinch (1), 50 Siskin (4), 40 Lesser Redpoll (30), 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Reed Bunting (1). 

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Greenfinch 09.10.2012 (Rob Adams). 

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Redpoll 09.10.2012 (Rob Adams). 

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Redpoll 09.10.2012 (Rob Adams). 

08/10/2012 Rob Watson. 700 Pink-footed Goose 400 circling low Will Pits Scrape 12.30, 300 down in stubble field adjacent to scrape, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk Crowle, 2 Common Kestrel, 1 Hobby hawking over floods 15 minutes, 50 Black-headed Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Willow Tit, 3 Sky Lark, 1 Siskin, 40 Lesser Redpoll some feeding in birch, 6 Reed Bunting. Also 5 Red Deer inc. 3 roaring stags.

08/10/2012 Ron Moat. 2 Common Stonechat a pair Fison's Road.

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Stonechat 2012 (Ron Moat). 

07/10/2012 Bill Priestley. 200 Pink-footed Goose NE (around 400 geese on Goole Fields also), 1 Little Grebe, 1 Marsh Harrier cream-crown, 3 Common Buzzard, 1 Green Woodpecker Chadwick's field, 9 Goldcrest, 4 Willow Tit Durham's Garden, 2 Barn Swallow, 4 Common Chiffchaff, 3 Siskin, 2 Lesser Redpoll.

06/10/2012 Bill Priestley. 150 Greylag Goose, 10 Gadwall, 60 Eurasian Teal, 100 Mallard, 2 Little Grebe Bell's & Will Pits Scrape, 2 Marsh Harrier 1 adult male and cream-crown, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 4 Common Buzzard, 3 Common Kestrel, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Goldcrest, 4 Willow Tit 2 Durham's Gardens 2 Will Pits, 12 Common Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler seen well, LATEST EVER by 1 day, 3 Blackcap 2 males, 6 Lesser Redpoll.

06/10/2012 Col Neale. 200 Pink-footed Goose to roost.

03/10/2012 Bryan Wainwright colliery footpath. 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Common Kestrel, 5 Stock Dove, p Wood Pigeon, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Magpie, 1 Eurasian Jay, p Carrion Crow, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Blue Tit, 4 Great Tit, 11 Sky Lark down in Chadwick's field then off S singly, 2 Barn Swallow, 2 Common Chiffchaff, 3 Wren, 3 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 7 Robin, 2 Dunnock, 1 Pied Wagtail, 5 Meadow Pipit, 3 Common Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 3 Goldfinch, 4 Siskin, 18 Lesser Redpoll, 2 Bullfinch, 3 Reed Bunting.

01/10/2012 Dave Smith. 2 Marsh Harrier, 4 Barn Swallow S.

01/10/2012 Bryan Wainwright Fison's Road. 6 Greylag Goose, 2 Greater Canada Goose also a Canada/White-front hybrid, 1 Eurasian Wigeon, 5 Gadwall, 55 Eurasian Teal, 56 Mallard, 1 Marsh Harrier female, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Hobby over Will Pits, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 10 Herring Gull, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Eurasian Treecreeper, 1 Wren, 5 Robin, 2Common Stonechat Fison's Road N near GMT, 1 Siskin, 8 Linnet, 4 Lesser Redpoll, 1 Bullfinch. 30/09/2012 Bill Priestley. 2 Mute Swan juveniles, Warping Drain (just outside recording area) 400 European Golden Plover Warping Drain (just outside recording area) 2 Marsh Harrier Chadwick's field.


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. 



2 Reed Warbler ringed & 1 retrapped, 1 Robin ringed, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Common Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 4 Siskin.

28/08/2012 Bryan Wainwright S end of moors morning. 6 Eurasian Teal, 6 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 2 Common Pheasant, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Marsh Harrier 1 juvenile, 1 cream-crown, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Buzzard same pale bird Chadwick's field, 1 Common Kestrel, 3 Hobby 1 juvenile, 1 Stock Dove, 16 Wood Pigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Turtle Dove, 14 Common Swift high going W through hirundines colliery area, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Magpie, 1 Eurasian Jay, 12 Carrion Crow, 6 Blue Tit, 12 Great Tit, 2 Willow Tit, 35 Barn Swallow, 11 House Martin, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 9 Common Chiffchaff, 5 Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcap 3 female 2 male, 1 Common Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warbler colliery area, 4 Wren, 7 Blackbird, 1 Spotted Flycatcher E Boundary between Collis's Tram and Elmhirst Tram, 5 Robin, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 16 Common Chaffinch, 70 Goldfinch, 1 Siskin, 9 Linnet, 3 Bullfinch, 1 Yellowhammer, 8 Reed Bunting. Also 2 Water Vole (ditch base of pit tip), 1 Grey Squirrel Woodpecker Corner, 2 Roe Deer and Rabbits some with Myxi. 2 Adder 1 male Middle Moor Tram nr road, 1 female Green Belt nr road. Many butterflies inc. several Common Blue and Speckled Woods.

27/08/2012 Bill Priestley. 1 Merlin female over fields at Marsh Lane, Moorends.

27/08/2012 Bev Baxter, Ken Pearson ringed/retrapped Creyke's gate. 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 3 Garden Warbler, 1 Common Whitethroat.

27/08/2012 Bryan Wainwright Chadwick's field evening. 1 Grey Heron S fields and 150 large gulls. Also Fox, 6 Hare, 26 Red Deer and Rabbits.

26/08/2012 Bryan Wainwright Chadwick's field evening. 2 Marsh Harrier 1 juvenile 1 female, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Herring Gull type, 4 Black-headed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 10 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove colliery, 4 Turtle Dove in & over Chadwick's field, 1 Green Woodpecker, 8 Magpie, 16 Carrion Crow, 2 Willow Tit, 2 Barn Swallow, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 20 Common Starling, 4 Blackbird, 16 Mistle Thrush together in field between colliery and recreation ground, 1 Dunnock, 5 Yellow Wagtail together recreation ground, 1 Pied Wagtail, 28 Common Chaffinch to roost Green Belt, 22 Goldfinch, 1 Linnet.

26/08/2012 Bev Baxter, Bryan Wainwright ringing early am Creyke's gate. 16 Greylag Goose, 20 Greater Canada Goose, 13 Mallard, 1 Magpie, 1 Eurasian Jay, 1 Blue Tit, 2 House Martin, 1 Common Chiffchaff ringed, 

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Chiffchaff BSG 2012. 

5 Willow Warbler ringed, 6 Blackcap ringed, 2 Garden Warbler ringed, 3 Common Whitethroat ringed, 4 Reed Warbler ringed,

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Blackcap BSG 2012. 

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Blackcap juvenile moulting BSG 2012. 

1 Wren ringed, 1 Robin ringed, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Common Chaffinch, 6 Siskin, 1 Yellowhammer.

25/08/2012 Bill Priestley. 2 Tufted Duck Will Pits Scrape, 15 Greylag Goose, 1 Common Coot & 1 juvenile 3 Little Grebe Will Pits Scrape, 1 Marsh Harrier cream-crown, 2 Hobby, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Common Kestrel, 9 Common Chiffchaff, 17+ Willow Warbler, 1 Blackcap male, 2 Sedge Warbler, 12 Reed Warbler, 1 Common Snipe, 3 Common Whitethroat. 2 Roe Deer imms Green Belt.

25/08/2012 Bryan Wainwright morning Chadwick's Field. 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 40 Black-headed Gull, 30 Wood Pigeon, 1 Collared Dove, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 8 Magpie, 2 Eurasian Jay, 4 Carrion Crow, 6 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 1 Willow Tit, 4 Barn Swallow, 3 House Martin, 2 Common Chiffchaff, 6 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Common Whitethroat, 1 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 2 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 10 Common Chaffinch, 32 Goldfinch, 1 Linnet, 3 Bullfinch.

23/08/2012 John Durrant. 1 Peregrine Falcon Paraffin area.

23/08/2012 Bryan Wainwright evening Chadwick's Field. 2 Common Pheasant, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Common Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 30 Black-headed Gull, 3 Stock Dove, 12 Wood Pigeon, 4 Turtle Dove flew in to stubble field next to Chadwick's, 20 Common Swift straggling E high under threatening clouds, 2 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Magpie, 20 Carrion Crow, 4 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 6 Barn Swallow, 2 House Martin, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Common Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap 2 juveniles 1 male, 1 Common Whitethroat, 2 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1Spotted Flycatcher perched on bushes at Bell's on edge colliery spoil mound, 2 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 52 Common Chaffinch to roost Green Belt, 2 Greenfinch, 11 Goldfinch, 3 Bullfinch, 1 Yellowhammer, 1 Reed Bunting. Also a Water Vole in the footpath ditch and several Rabbits.

22/08/2012 Rob Watson. 2 Little Grebe Will Pits Scrape, 2 Common Kestrel, 2 Hobby, 


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Hobby (Rob Watson). 

2 Greenshank, 25 Barn Swallow, 1 Common Chiffchaff singing, 3 Whinchatflooded workings. 

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Common Lizard (Rob Watson). 

Also: 1 Adder, 1 Fox, 2 Red Deer & 3 Common Lizards. Butterflies Common Blue, Holly Blue, Brimstone, Gatekeeper, Green-veined White, Small Copper, Meadow Brown, Peacock (50+), Speckled Wood, Large Skipper. Common Hawker & Migrant Hawker Dragonflies + Black-tailed Skimmer, Common, Ruddy & Black Darters.

21/08/2012 Bev Baxter, ringed/retrapped Creyke's gate. 1 Common Chiffchaff, 7 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 3 Garden Warbler, 5 Common Whitethroat, 1 Robin, 2 Linnet.

21/08/2012 Bryan Wainwright. 61 Greylag Goose, 14 Eurasian Teal, 49 Mallard, 10 Shoveler, 10 Common Pheasant, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Little Grebe 2 winter 1 summer, 4 Marsh Harrier male female & 2 juveniles, 1 Common Buzzard pale bird on fence at Chadwick's Field, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 1 Water Rail, 1 Moorhen, 1 Common Coot, 60 Northern Lapwing on Will Pits Scrape, 1 Green Sandpiper flooded workings, 2 Greenshank flooded workings, 1 Stock Dove, 10 Wood Pigeon, 2 Turtle Dove flew up and perched Green Belt, 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 4 Magpie, 6 Eurasian Jay family of 5 Canal Tow Path, 1 Western Jackdaw Chadwick's Field, 8 Carrion Crow, 6 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 2 Willow Tit, 14 Barn Swallow, 5 House Martin, 14 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Common Chiffchaff, 16 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 4 Common Whitethroat, 10 Sedge Warbler seen, 6 Reed Warbler seen, 5 Wren, 3 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 4 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 2 Yellow Wagtail Recreation Ground, 26 Pied Wagtail Recreation Ground, 26 Common Chaffinch Chadwick's Field, 100 Goldfinch Chadwick's Field, 1 Siskin, 4 Linnet, 2 Common Crossbillflew low over Rhododendron Path towards Woodpecker Corner calling, 6 Bullfinch, 20 Reed Bunting. Also some Rabbits.

19/08/2012 Bev Baxter, ringed/retrapped Creyke's gate. 17 Willow Warbler, 8 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 12 Common Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Blackbird, 3 Robin, 3 Reed Bunting.

19/08/2012 Ron Moat. 4 Green Sandpiper Shoulder o' Mutton.

18/08/2012 John Durrant. 1 Peregrine Falcon Paraffin area.

18/08/2012 Robert Broch. 6 Adders on Crowle Moor.

18/08/2012 Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley. 40 Greylag Goose, 2 Gadwall, 93 Eurasian Teal, 68 Mallard, 1 Tufted Duck female Will Pits Scrape, p Common Pheasant, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Marsh Harrier male, female & juvenile, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Hobby, 1 Water Rail, 3 Common Coot, 2 Green Sandpiper, 2 Greenshank, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Great Black-backed Gull, 4 Stock Dove, 400 Wood Pigeon, 1 Turtle Dove perched Green Belt, 3 Common Swift(WHP only), 1 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Magpie, 6 Carrion Crow, 10 Blue Tit, 8 Great Tit, 3 Willow Tit, 1 Sky Lark, 13 Barn Swallow, 2 Common Chiffchaff, 25 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap 1 female 2 young, 4 Common Whitethroat, 3 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 1 Eurasian Treecreeper, 6 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 23 Pied Wagtail Recreation Ground, 13 Common Chaffinch, 90 Goldfinch, 4 Linnet, 13 Bullfinch, 1 Yellowhammer, 12 Reed Bunting. 16/08/2012 Ron Moat. 1 Common Snipe flooded workings. Also a Weasel ran across the road near John's seat.

15/08/2012 Bev Baxter, ringed at Will Pits. 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk female, 3 Blackcap, 1 Common Whitethroat, 1 Blackbird.

15/08/2012 Bev Baxter. 2 Northern Wheatear along Fison's Road.

15/08/2012 Bryan Wainwright. 1 Collared Dove, 4 Common Swift going S, 3 Magpie, 2 Great Tit, 15 Barn Swallow, 30 House Martin, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch.

14/08/2012 Bryan Wainwright. Includes WeBS count. 21 Greylag Goose, 6 Gadwall Will Pits Scrape, 14 Eurasian Teal, 44 Mallard, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Marsh Harrier 2 juveniles W end 1 juvenile E end floods, 2 Water Rail, 3 Common Coot, 44 Northern Lapwing Will Pits Scrape, 1 Common Snipe, 2 Greenshank, 1 Great Black-backed Gull adult, 24 Black-headed Gull, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 12 Barn Swallow, 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Sedge Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 6 Linnet, 4 Bullfinch. Also 5 Roe Deer and 6+ Rabbits.

13/08/2012 Ron Moat. 1 European Nightjar on road near Paraffin turn off.

13/08/2012 Bev Baxter, Lianna Stogden, Rob Adams, Bryan Wainwright at Creyke's gate. 20 Greylag Goose, 13 Greater Canada Goose, 2 Great Cormorant going W, 1 Coal Tit ringed, 

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Coal Tit (Rob Adams). 

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Coal Tit 2 (Rob Adams). 

1 Common Chiffchaff ringed, 14 Willow Warbler 2 retrapped, rest ringed, 1 Blackcap ringed, 3 Garden Warbler ringed, 4 Common Whitethroat ringed, 3 Siskin, 2 Linnet, 3 Bullfinch ringed. Also 2 Roe Deer. Green-veined White.

12/08/2012 Bill Priestley. 2 Marsh Harrier 1 a juvenile, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Hobby inc. 1 juvenile, 50 Northern Lapwing Will Pits Scrape, 4+ Green Sandpiper overhead at floods and 2 Will Pits Scrape, 3 Greenshank 2 floods, 1 with Green Sandpipers to Will Pits Scrape 3 Green Woodpecker, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Eurasian Jay, 2 Willow Tit 1 Rhodo' path 1 Will Pits Scrape, 13 Common Chiffchaff, 13 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 4 Garden Warbler, 1 Common Whitethroat, 5 Sedge Warbler, 9 Reed Warbler, 6 Yellow Wagtail Recreation Ground, 25 Pied Wagtail Recreation Ground, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Yellowhammer.

11/08/2012 Bev Baxter, Creyke's gate. 16 Willow Warbler ringed, 3 Blackcap ringed, 1 Reed Bunting ringed.

11/08/2012 Bryan Wainwright am. 2 Greater Canada Goose, 8 Eurasian Teal, 7 Mallard, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Marsh Harrier 2 juveniles 1 male, 1 Common Coot, 3 Northern Lapwing, 1 Greenshank, 1 Common Gull down Green Belt floods, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker Will Pits, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker Will Pits, 2 Willow Tit Will Pits, 1 Sky Lark, 11 Barn Swallow, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Common Whitethroat, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Goldfinch, 8 Linnet, 1 Yellowhammer 6 Reed Bunting. Also a Roe Deer a Hare and several Rabbits.

10/08/2012 Bryan Wainwright am. 1 Greylag Goose, 4 Gadwall, 9 Mallard, 10 Common Pheasant some unfledged chicks, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Marsh Harrier 2 juveniles 1 male, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk female caught Field Vole Bank Top, 2 Common Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 1 Water Rail heard floods, 1 Moorhen, 3 Common Coot, 2 Common Crane 1000 Acre floods, 1 European Golden Plover, 1 Common Snipe, 1 Eurasian Curlew, 2 Greenshank down briefly Woodside floods, 8 Wood Pigeon, 3 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Magpie, 4 Carrion Crow, 8 Blue Tit, 2 Great Tit, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Willow Tit Will Pits, 64 Barn Swallow steady movement W, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Common Chiffchaff Will Pits, 32 Willow Warbler larege flocks mainly this species, 4 Common Whitethroat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler 2 Sedge Warbler, 4 Wren, 4 Blackbird, 3 Robin, 2 Pied Wagtail, 6 Meadow Pipit, 2 Greenfinch, 3 Goldfinch, 6 Linnet, 3 Bullfinch, 2 Yellowhammer, 10 Reed Bunting. Also 2 Roe Deer, 1 Hare, 1 Fox, 2 Rabbits, 1 female Adder on road near Paraffin. Butterflies included Brimstone, Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Small Copper, Ringlet, Small/Large and Green-veined White, Gatekeeper, Painted Lady (1) and Peacock. Also a Garden Tiger Moth at Green Belt seat.

09/08/2012 Bryan Wainwright. 3 Greylag Goose, 11 Greater Canada Goose, 3 Common Shelduck W to floods, 4 Eurasian Teal, 18 Mallard, 10 Common Pheasant, 4 Marsh Harrier male, female & 2 juveniles, 3 Common Buzzard one very pale with white base to tail, 1 Common Kestrel, 3 Hobby, 1 Moorhen, 6 Common Coot inc. 2 young, 2 Common Crane 1000 Acre floods, 10 Eurasian Curlew from E over floods calling, 1 Green Sandpiper 1000 Acre floods, 12 Wood Pigeon, 4 Common Swift, 1 Green Woodpecker colliery area, 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker 3 Magpie 40+ Rook Chadwick's Field & still coming in from W, adults and young, 8 Carrion Crow, 4 Blue Tit, 10 Great Tit inc. 8 young Will Pits, 1 Willow Tit colliery area, 2 Sky Lark Chadwick's Field, 80 Barn Swallow congregated around colliery but steady stream going W, 2 House Martin around colliery with Swallows, 12 Willow Warbler many in song, 2 Garden Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat colliery area, 2 Common Whitethroat, 2 Grasshopper Warbler reeling, 5 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 8 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 6 Mistle Thrush over Paraffin meadows, 1 Robin, 4 WhinchatShearburn & Pitts drain at S bend, 1 female & 3 juveniles, 2 Dunnock, 3 Pied Wagtail Recreation Ground, 2 Meadow Pipit, 8 Common Chaffinch, 46 Goldfinch colliery area, 1 Linnet, 1 Common Crossbill female/immature high along road calling going W, 5 Bullfinch at least 1 juvenile, 3 Yellowhammer, 20 Reed Bunting. Also a Roe Deer. Butterflies included Brimstone, many Small Heath, Meadow Brown, Small Copper, Ringlet, Small White, Gatekeeper, Common Blue and Peacock.

08/08/2012 Bev Baxter, Lianna Stogden, Bryan Wainwright at Creyke's gate. 43 Greylag Goose to NW, 1 Little Egret over Goole Moor going N 05.50, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk ringed, 

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Sparrowhawk immature male 

2 Herring Gull type, 3 Barn Swallow, 2 Long-tailed Tit ringed, 16 Willow Warbler 14 ringed & 2 retrapped, 3 Blackcap 2 ringed & 1 retrapped, 2 Garden Warbler ringed, 1 Lesser Whitethroat ringed, 

Lesser Whitethroat

























Lesser Whitethroat 

5 Common Whitethroat ringed, 1 Reed Warbler ringed, 2 Wren ringed, 13 Common Starling over SW, 2 Robin ringed, 1 Common Chaffinch, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Yellowhammer.

07/08/2012 Ron Moat. Middle Moor, low in thunderstorm. 4 Hobby.

07/08/2012 Bryan Wainwright, am. 9 Gadwall, 6 Eurasian Teal 1 with 9 fledged young, 60 Mallard, 2 Shoveler, 10 Common Pheasant, 5+ Marsh Harrier 2 juvs, 2 males, 1 female. A male fed 1 juv. 2 Common Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 1 Common Coot, 2 Common Crane 1000 Acre floods, 2 Northern Lapwing, 1Green Sandpiper 1000 Acre floods, 2 Greenshank Green Belt floods, 2 Stock Dove, 4 Wood Pigeon, 90 Common Swift moving around a shower over Alders, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Eurasian Jay, 6 Carrion Crow, 20 Blue Tit many young in mixed flock Will Pits, 2 Great Tit, 1 Coal Tit in mixed flock Will Pits, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 4 Willow Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler, 3 Common Whitethroat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 5 Sedge Warbler 1 carrying food, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Eurasian Treecreeper in mixed flock Will Pits, 9 Wren, 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 Common Chaffinch, 4 Goldfinch, 5 Linnet, 25 Reed Bunting.

05/08/2012 Bev Baxter, Ken Pearson.Creyke's gate. 4 Blue Tit ringed, 1 Willow Tit ringed, 1 Common Chiffchaff ringed, 23 Willow Warbler ringed, 2 Blackcap ringed, 7 Garden Warbler ringed, 8 Common Whitethroat ringed, 1 Wren ringed, 1 Yellowhammer ringed. Also 1 Red Deer, 1 Roe Deer, 2 Hare and8 Rabbit.

05/08/2012 Bryan Wainwright, night S fields. 6 Mallard, 1 Grey Partridge, 2 Moorhen on nest of 3 eggs Elmhirst pump, 14 Wood Pigeon, 3 Turtle Dovetogether on wires at colliery area (allotments), 1 Long-eared Owl on wind farm road with prey flew to bushes, 3 Barn Swallow, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Yellow Wagtail sub-station, 2 Pied Wagtail sub-station, 2 Yellowhammer. Also 6 Red Deer, 3 oe Deer, 14Hares, 2 Rabbit.

04/08/2012 Bill Priestley. 30 Eurasian Teal Will Pits Scrape, 3 Marsh Harrier 2 cream-crowns 1 juvenile, 1 Common Kestrel, 8 Hobby inc. 1 juvenile, 1 Ringed Plover Will Pits Scrape, 22 Northern Lapwing Will Pits Scrape, 20 Common Swift, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 3 Willow Tit 1 Rhodo' path 2 Will Pits Scrape, 9 Common Chiffchaff, 8 Willow Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 4 Garden Warbler, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 13 Sedge Warbler, 10 Reed Warbler, 11 Pied Wagtail Recreation Ground, 3 Yellowhammer, 4 Reed Bunting.

04/08/2012 Bryan Wainwright, night S fields. 4 Mallard, 2 Grey Partridge, 2Hobby Turbine 14, 2 Moorhen on nest of 3 eggs Elmhirst pump, 10 Wood Pigeon, 2 Turtle Dove 2 together on wires at colliery area (allotments), 1 Tawny Owl S fields at Limberlost gate, 2 Common Swift, 4 Barn Swallow, 10 House Martin over Inkle Moor, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Reed Warbler, 3 Yellow Wagtail sub-station, 1 Pied Wagtail sub-station, 2 Yellowhammer. Also 30 Red Deer, 2 Roe Deer, 10 Hares.

03/08/2012 Bev Baxter, Rob Adams, Creyke's gate. 1 Great Cormorant from W edge E, 2 Blue Tit ringed, 20 Willow Warbler ringed, 9 Blackcap ringed, 7 Garden Warbler ringed, 3 Wren ringed, 1 Dunnock ringed, 1 Linnet ringed, 1 Yellowhammer ringed.

03/08/2012 Bryan Wainwright, inc. night S fields to 4th. 8 Mallard, 2 Common Buzzard Whitaker's Plantation, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Hobby Green Belt, 1 Water Rail, 3 Moorhen 1 on nest of 3 eggs Elmhirst pump, 2 Stock Dove, 10 Wood Pigeon, 2 Collared Dove Inkle Moor, 8 Turtle Dove 2 Green Belt, 6 together on wires at colliery area (allotments), 1 Common Cuckoo young colliery area, 1 Little Owl S fields, 1 Tawny Owl S fields at Limberlost gate, 20 Common Swift, 1 Green Woodpecker colliery area, 4 Magpie, 6 Carrion Crow, 4 Barn Swallow, 40 House Martin over Inkle Moor, 1 Common Chiffchaff, 3 Willow Warbler, 2 Common Whitethroat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 1 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 8 Mistle Thrush, 1 Yellow Wagtail juv sub-station, 1 Pied Wagtail sub-station, 4 Meadow Pipit, 2 Common Chaffinch, 30 Goldfinch, 10 Linnet, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Yellowhammer, 4 Reed Bunting. Also 26 Red Deer, 4 Roe Deer, 14 Hares and 6 Rabbits.


31/07/2012 Bryan Wainwright. 4 Common Pheasant inc. 2 broods of very young birds, 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Common Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 1 Common Gull, 1 Black-headed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 180 Common Swift, 1 Great Tit, 2 Barn Swallow, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Willow Warbler, 4 Common Whitethroat, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Wren, 1 Song Thrush, 5 Mistle Thrush Chadwick's Field, 1 Tree Sparrow Swinefleet gate, 2 Meadow Pipit, 8 Goldfinch, 6 Linnet, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Yellowhammer. Also 3 Roe Deer and 4 Rabbits.

29/07/2012 Bill Priestley, 2 Common Shelduck juvs Green Belt floods, 3 Gadwall, 10 Eurasian Teal, 3 Mallard, 3 Tufted Duck, 2 Marsh Harrier females, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Water Rail flooded workings, 2 Turtle Dove Rhododendron Path, 100 Common Swift, 1 Green Woodpecker, 1 Coal Tit juv in a flock Rhododendron Path, 1 Willow Tit juv in a flock Rhododendron Path, 15 Common Chiffchaff, 15 Willow Warbler, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 15 Sedge Warbler, 10 Reed Warbler, 1 Yellowhammer Paraffin area. Also 7 Roe Deer (3 males, 2 females, 2 fawns).

29/07/2012 Bryan Wainwright S fields. 2 Common Buzzard, 5 Turtle Dove together colliery area on wires, 2 Barn Swallow, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Pied Wagtail.

28/07/2012 Bryan Wainwright S fields. 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Green Woodpecker Inkle Moor, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Yellowhammer. Also 31 Red Deer, 2 Roe Deer, 14 Hares.

27/07/2012 Bryan Wainwright S fields. 2 Grey Partridge, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Common Swift, 2 Barn Swallow, 4 Yellow Wagtail inc. young, 2 Pied Wagtail. Also 5 Red Deer, 4 Roe Deer, 12 Hares.

26/07/2012 Bryan Wainwright S fields at night. 12 Grey Partridge, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Common Kestrel, 6 Stock Dove, 1 Turtle Dove, 1 Long-eared Owl, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 5 Eurasian Jay fields at Woodpecker Corner. Also 8 Red Deer stags, 4 Roe Deer, 14 Hares.

26/07/2012 Des Roberts. 8 Common Crossbill colliery area. Also many dragonflies and butterflies but no Large Heath seen.

26/07/2012 Bev Baxter, Rob Adams. 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Common Kestrel, 5 Barn Swallow, 13 Willow Warbler ringed, 7 Blackcap ringed, 2 Garden Warbler ringed, 1 Common Whitethroat ringed, 1 Eurasian Treecreeper, 2 Meadow Pipit, 3 Siskin, 4 Linnet ringed.

25/07/2012 Bryan Wainwright S fields at night. 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 3 Turtle Dove together colliery area, 1 Long-eared Owl adult on post young heard Elmhirst Wood. 4 Barn Swallow new sub-station Elmhirst, 5 Yellow Wagtail new sub-station Elmhirst.

21/07/2012 Bill Priestley, 1 Eurasian Teal, 4 Mallard, 1 Black-necked Grebe juvenile Will Pits Scrape, 3 Marsh Harrier 1 adult male & female, 1 juv, 2 Common Kestrel, 10+ Hobby 8 in air + 2 juvs and 1 in tree, 1 Common Coot, 2 Turtle Dove Will Pits, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Eurasian Jay, 25 Carrion Crow, 2 Willow Tit Rhododendron Path, Will Pits, p Long-tailed Tit, 10 Common Chiffchaff, 10 Willow Warbler, 15 Blackcap, 4 Garden Warbler, 15 Common Whitethroat inc. juvs, 20+ Sedge Warbler, 15+ Reed Warbler, 10 Mistle Thrush 2 families Chadwick's Field, 4 Robin juvs, Rhododendron Path, 4 Common Crossbill SW over Observation platform.

21/07/2012 Bryan Wainwright S fields at night.. 1 Grey Partridge, 1 Little Owl seen Limberlost, 1 Long-eared Owl adult on post young heard Elmhirst Wood. Also 2 Roe Deer, 2 young Foxes, 18 Hares and 8 Red Deer.

20/07/2012 Bryan Wainwright S fields at night. 1 Grey Partridge, 1 Turtle Dove colliery area. Also 2 Roe Deer, 16 Hares and 6 Red Deer.

17/07/2012 Bryan Wainwright. 1 Greylag Goose, 6 Eurasian Teal, 13 Mallard, 5 Tufted Duck, 2 Marsh Harrier male and female, 1 Water Rail heard Green Belt floods, 1 Green Sandpiper heard Green Belt floods, 1 Common Cuckoo, 14 Common Swift, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Barn Swallow, 1 Common Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 2 Common Whitethroat, 5 Reed Warbler, 3 Wren, 2 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 1 Tree Sparrow Swinefleet gate, 10 Meadow Pipit, 3 Common Chaffinch, 1 Goldfinch, 2 Linnet, 3 Yellowhammer, 5 Reed Bunting. Also 4 Roe Deer and 2 Hares.

15/07/2012 Peter Hinks. 2 Marsh Harrier, 4 Common Kestrel, 1 Hobby. Also Blue-tailed Damselfly. Common Blue Damselfly. 80 Emerald Damselfly. 1 Brown Hawker. 1 Southern Hawker. 1 Four-spotted Chaser. 30 Common Darter. 20 Black Darter.

14/07/2012 Bryan Wainwright, S fields at night. 1 Grey Partridge, 1 Common Cuckoo, 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Yellow Wagtail. Also 7 stag Red Deer.

13/07/2012 Bryan Wainwright, S fields at night. 4 Grey Partridge 2 fledged young, 1 Marsh Harrier cream crown, 1 Common Cuckoo Woodpecker Corner, 1 Tawny Owl with half grown Rat Elmhirst Pump, 1 Long-eared Owl fields near Casson's, 6 Barn Swallow 4 fledged young from new sub-station, 1 Yellow Wagtail. Also 5 Red Deer stags.

12/07/2012 Carl & Shaun Poulston, S fields at night. 1 Badger.

12/07/2012 Bev Baxter, Bryan Wainwright and Ben Whitworth, Creyke's gate. 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Kestrel, 2 Green Sandpiper near Creyke's, 14 Common Swift, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Eurasian Jay, 4 Great Tit (2) ringed 1 Sky Lark, 41 Willow Warbler (40) ringed 1 re-trapped, 1 Blackcap (1) ringed, 2 Garden Warbler (2) ringed, 7 Common Whitethroat (5) ringed 2 re-trapped, 1 Wren (1) ringed, 1 Robin (1) ringed, 16 Meadow Pipit, 4 Common Chaffinch 2 Siskin, 3 Linnet (1) ringed, 2 Bullfinch (1) ringed, 1 Yellowhammer. Also 1 Roe Deer.

09/07/2012 Bryan Wainwright, Bev Baxter Green Belt evening. 1 Hobby large female, 13 Lesser Black-backed Gull all E, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk female, 350 Common Swift, 1 Willow Warbler ringed, 2 Common Whitethroat ringed, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 7 Reed Warbler 4 ringed. Also a large Toad crawling on path, 2 Hares, 3 Roe Deer.

07/07/2012 Bill Priestley. 1 Greylag Goose, 12 Eurasian Teal, 2 Shoveler Will Pits Scrape, 5 Common Pochard 2 male 4 females, Will Pits Scrape, 4 Tufted Duck Will Pits Scrape, 3 Marsh Harrier 2 cream-crowns, 5 Hobby 2 adults 3 young, 1 Common Coot, 10 Northern Lapwing Will Pits Scrape, 1 Eurasian Curlew, 3 Black-headed Gull adults with 1 young, 2 Common Tern Will Pits Scrape, 2 Stock Dove breeding Bank Top old maintenance shed, 2 Turtle Dove 1 E Boundary 1 Will Pits, 1 European Nightjar flushed Rhododendron Path, 300+ Common Swift, 2 Eurasian Jay, 2 Great Tit with young Will Pits Scrape, 2 Willow Tit with young Will Pits Scrape, 14 Common Chiffchaff, 12 Willow Warbler, 11 Blackcap, 4 Garden Warbler, 7 Common Whitethroat, 7 Grasshopper Warbler, 20 Sedge Warbler, 15 Reed Warbler, 2 Wren bred, 5 Blackbird young Rhododendron Path, 3 Song Thrush, 2 Robin bred, 2 Linnet, 2 Yellowhammer, 12 Reed Bunting males. Also 1 female Roe Deer and 2 fawns, 48 Rabbits Bank Top/Will Pits and 1 Grey Squirrel Bell's Pond. 1 dead adult Common Frog Fison's Road nr Will Pits.

07/07/2012 Ben Steel evening. 1 Common Shelduck W end floods, 5 Eurasian Teal well grown juveniles W end floods, 3 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe 1000 Acre floods, 11 Marsh Harrier 7 females, 2 males and 2 juveniles in air together, from NE at dusk, 7 Hobby, 1 Common Coot juvenile S of road, 4 Lesser Black-backed Gull adults S, 2 Black-headed Gull 2 fledged juveniles, 1 Turtle Dove calling Mill Drain Marsh, 1 Barn Owl Bank Top shed at dusk, 1 Short-eared Owl Goole Moor, 300 Common Swift Goole Moor. Also an American Mink Creyke's gate.

07/07/2012 Bryan Wainwright S fields at night. 2 Grey Partridge, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 1 Little Owl, 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Long-eared Owl, 10 Common Swift, 4 Barn Swallow 1 nest new sub-station with 4 young in, another nest in Elmhirst pump. Also 4 Red Deer, 2 Roe Deer, 23 Hares and many Rabbits.

04/07/2012 NIGHTJAR SURVEY RESULTS. 88 European Nightjar The total numbers on the Humberhead Peatlands NNR, with 34 Thorne, 12 Crowle and 42 Hatfield. Peter Middleton MIEEM

04/07/2012 Ben Steel evening. 2 Grey Heron over, 3 Marsh Harrier 2 females, 1 male, 4+ Hobby, 1 Water Rail calling Goole Moor, 1 Tawny Owl juvenile calling Will Pits, 1 Long-eared Owl hunting Goole Moor, 6 European Nightjar E end Fison's Limestone road, 5+ Grasshopper Warbler Fison's Limestone road,

04/07/2012 Bryan Wainwright, Rob Adams, Bev Baxter evening. 1 Hobby, 1 Green Sandpiper, 7 Lesser Black-backed Gull at dusk from W with BH Gulls, 80 Black-headed Gull at dusk from W with LBB Gulls, 1 flying juvenile, 2 Turtle Dove a pair Green Belt male at times sang, 2 European Nightjar male and female Green Belt, 3 Common Swift, 2 Sky Lark, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 8 Reed Warbler, 6 Meadow Pipit, 4 Linnet, 1 Yellowhammer, 3 Reed Bunting. Also 4 Roe Deer and 2 Hares.

03/07/2012 Peter Hinks, Brian Smith. 3 Eurasian Teal, p Mallard, 1 Shoveler, p Common Pheasant, 1 Common Snipe floods, p Black-headed Gull, p Wood Pigeon, 4 Collared Dove Swinefleet Gate/Red House Farm, 1 Common Cuckoo, 7 Common Swift, p Magpie, p Carrion Crow, p Blue Tit, 2 Barn Swallow nest Bank Top shed, p Common Chiffchaff, p Willow Warbler, p Blackcap, p Common Whitethroat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, p Sedge Warbler, 6 Reed Warbler Green Belt, Middle Moor, p Wren, p Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, p Robin, p Dunnock, 2 Tree Sparrow Swinefleet Gate/Red House Farm, 4 Yellow Wagtail Swinefleet Gate/Red House Farm, 1 Pied Wagtail, 8 Meadow Pipit, p Common Chaffinch, p Goldfinch, 3 Linnet, p Reed Bunting. Also many Rabbits, Grey Squirrel WP, Weasel over road at floods, 2 young Roe Deer, 20 Emerald Damselfly, 1 Azure Damselfly, 1 Large Skipper.

03/07/2012 Brian Smith. 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Hobby.

01/07/2012 Bill Priestley. 2 Marsh Harrier 1 adult female & 1 juvenile, 200 Black-headed Gull & 1 flying young, 5 Turtle Dove, 2 Common Cuckoo, 40 Willow Warbler males, 13 Blackcap, 4 Garden Warbler, 7 Common Whitethroat, 20 Sedge Warbler, 10 Reed Warbler.

01/07/2012 Robert Broch. 2 Common Kestrel, 2 Hobby Middle Moor, 1 Common Cuckoo, 1 European Nightjar female Green Belt, 1 Yellowhammer.


30/06/2012 Bryan Wainwright. 1 Grey Partridge. Also 20 Red Deer and 15 Hares (many young) S fields at night.

29/06/2012 Ron Moat. 1 European Nightjar churring from heather at side of Limestone Road at western end of Sherburn & Pitts.

29/06/2012 Ben Steel. 7 Tufted Duck, 4 Marsh Harrier 3 brown 1 immature, 3 Hobby, 3 Common Coot, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull adult down on Black-headed Gull colony.

29/06/2012 Bryan Wainwright. 1 Tawny Owl. Also a Badger Inkle Moor.

27/06/2012 Bryan Wainwright, Rob Adams, Lance Degnan evening. 10 Eurasian Teal plus 3 young, 12 Mallard, 4 Shoveler, 2 Tufted Duck, 10 Common Pheasant, 2 Marsh Harrier females, 1 Common Buzzard Will Pits, 2 Common Kestrel, 5 Hobby over flooded workings in gloaming, 1 Moorhen, 4 Common Coot, 3 Northern Lapwing, 2 Common Snipe drumming floods GB, Mill Drain Marsh, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull over E, 110 Black-headed Gull, 10 Wood Pigeon, 2 Turtle Dove purring Green Belt, 2 Common Cuckoo, 2 Little Owl, 1 Long-eared Owl Swinefleet fields, 6 Common Swift, 4 Carrion Crow, 2 Blue Tit, 2 Sky Lark, 6 Barn Swallow, 5 Common Chiffchaff, 10 Willow Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 3 Common Whitethroat, 11 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 3 Wren, 4 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 3 Robin, 1 Tree Sparrow, 10 Meadow Pipit, 2 Common Chaffinch, 8 Linnet, 8 Reed Bunting. Also 9 Red Deer, 11 Roe Deer, 3 Hares and a young Fox.

26/06/2012 Lance Degnan. 1 Woodcock roding Will Pits night.

25/06/2012 Bryan Wainwright, Rob Adams, Bev Baxter evening. 1 Gadwall, 2 Eurasian Teal, 2 Mallard, 2 Marsh Harrier male and female, 2 Hobby, 2 Water Rail Green Belt floods calling, 1 Green Sandpiper Shearburn & Pitts floods calling, 70 Black-headed Gull, 3 European Nightjar 2 males and 1 female, 30 Common Swift, 4 Willow Warbler ringed, 1 Garden Warbler ringed, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Sedge Warbler ringed, 1 Reed Warbler ringed, 1 Dunnock ringed, 6 Meadow Pipit, 1 Bullfinch ringed, 3 Reed Bunting. Also 2 Hares, rabbits, 1 bat (possibly Daubenton's) and a Badger Johnny Moor Long road.

24/06/2012 Bryan Wainwright at night S fields. 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Long-eared Owl on fence at field edge.

23/06/2012 Bryan Wainwright at night S fields. 1 Tawny Owl, 1 Barn Owl.

20/06/2012 Alan Cawthrow, Nightjar Survey late evening/early hours 21st. 5 Water Rail, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Tawny Owl, 28 European Nightjar, 12 Grasshopper Warbler.

19/06/2012 Ron Moat. 1 European Nightjar male flushed from canal area at about 14:00, on a rare sunny afternoon.

19/06/2012 Ben Steel. 1 Gadwall with 3 juveniles N of Road (different family to previous), 3 Marsh Harrier females, 3 Common Coot, 2 Common Cuckoo.

18/06/2012 Ben Steel. 1 Gadwall with 3 juveniles N flooded workings (different family to previous observed), 3 Marsh Harrier females/cc, 3 Common Coot, 2 Common Cuckoo.

18/06/2012 Ray Poole. 3 European Nightjar flushed from path Green Belt, daytime.

18/06/2012 Bryan Wainwright. 36 Gadwall moulting Will Pits Scrape, 9 Eurasian Teal, 2 Mallard, 4 Shoveler, 1 Grey Partridge, 2 Marsh Harrier male and female, 2 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Common Kestrel, 1 Moorhen, 2 Common Coot, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 40 Black-headed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 4 Common Cuckoo, 30 Common Swift, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Eurasian Jay, 4 Blue Tit inc. 2 young, 2 Sky Lark, 7 Barn Swallow, 3 Common Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler, 9 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 4 Common Whitethroat, 5 Grasshopper Warbler inc. new 1 Pony Bridge Marsh, 5 Sedge Warbler, 7 Reed Warbler, 4 Wren, 14 Common Starling to Goole Moor, 3 Blackbird 5 Robin inc. 2 young Will Pits, 1 Tree Sparrow, 2 Pied Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit singing Pony Bridge Marsh, 11 Meadow Pipit, 3 Common Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 5 Goldfinch, 5 Linnet, 1 Bullfinch, 1 Yellowhammer, 7 Reed Bunting. Also 9 Red Deer, 3 Roe Deer and fawn, 2 Hares, 1 Fox and many Rabbits.

17/06/2012 Bill Priestley. 2 Common Shelduck, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 20 Black-headed Gull young flying, 2 Turtle Dove, 18 Blackcap, 4 Garden Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 2 Grasshopper Warbler, 20 Reed Warbler.

17/06/2012 Bryan Wainwright. 8 Eurasian Teal, 14 Mallard, 7 Shoveler, 1 Tufted Duck, 2 Marsh Harrier male & female, 2 Common Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 1 Northern Lapwing, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 50 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Cuckoo, 88 Common Swift, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Carrion Crow 1 feeding young Bank Top, 2 Sky Lark, 6 Barn Swallow, 5 Common Chiffchaff, 4 Willow Warbler, 8 Blackcap, 4 Common Whitethroat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 3 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 3 Wren, 2 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush 1 Crowle Moor 1 Will Pits, 3 Robin, 2 Tree Sparrow mating on wires Creykes gate, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 6 Meadow Pipit, 1 Common Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Yellowhammer, 7 Reed Bunting, 1 Corn Bunting adjacent fields. Also 14 Red Deer Goole Moor, 2 Roe Deer, 1 Grey Squirrel Will Pits, 2 Hares and many Rabbits Bank Top.

16/06/2012 Bryan Wainwright S fields at night. 1 Grey Partridge, 1 Moorhen, 1 Turtle Dove. Also 20 Hares.

15/06/2012 Bryan Wainwright S fields at night. 2 Grey Partridge. Also 35 Hares (many young) and 10+ Rabbits.

13/06/2012 Bryan Wainwright (includes WeBs count). 2 Greylag Goose, 4 Gadwall, 18 Eurasian Teal, 17 Mallard, 6 Shoveler, 9 Tufted Duck, 2 Grey Partridge, 18 Common Pheasant 2 Japanese, 1 Great Cormorant going N, 2 Marsh Harrier male and female, 2 Common Kestrel, 2 Moorhen, 1 Common Coot, 5 Northern Lapwing, 2 Common Snipe, 200 Black-headed Gull 2 unfledged chicks seen, 5 Stock Dove, 20 Wood Pigeon, 1 Collared Dove Bank Top, 2 Turtle Dove between Will Pits T junction and Will Pits Scrape, 3 Common Cuckoo, 40 Common Swift, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Eurasian Jay, 6 Carrion Crow, 8 Blue Tit, 3 Great Tit, 8 Sky Lark, 6 Barn Swallow Bank Top, 4 House Martin 2 W end floods 2 Bank Top, 2 Long-tailed Tit together, 13 Common Chiffchaff, 8 Willow Warbler, 15 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 12 Common Whitethroat, 4 Grasshopper Warbler, 7 Sedge Warbler, 13 Reed Warbler, 16 Wren, 5 Blackbird, 6 Song Thrush, 3 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 3 Tree Sparrow Bank Top, 1 Pied Wagtail, 21 Meadow Pipit, 12 Common Chaffinch, 3 Greenfinch feeding fledged young Bank Top, 6 Goldfinch, 9 Linnet, 3 Bullfinch, 1 Yellowhammer, 20 Reed Bunting. Also 3 Red Deer, 3 Roe Deer (including the young photo'd below), 4 Hares aand 24 Rabbits (all Bank Top).

12/06/2012 Bryan Wainwright. 8 Eurasian Teal, 4 Mallard, 1 Shoveler, 1 Tufted Duck, 8 Common Pheasant, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Marsh Harrier male and female, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Common Kestrel, 1 Hobby carrying bird prey, 1 Moorhen, 2 Northern Lapwing, 2 Common Snipe 1 drumming Mill Drain Marsh, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 40 Black-headed Gull, 100 Wood Pigeon, 1 Collared Dove Bank Top, 1 Common Cuckoo, 110 Common Swift, 4 Carrion Crow, 2 Great Tit, 3 Sky Lark, 15 Barn Swallow Bank Top, 2 House Martin 1 Bank Top, 22 Long-tailed Tit together, 5 Common Chiffchaff, 13 Willow Warbler, 5 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 5 Common Whitethroat, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Wren, 2 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Robin, 1 Dunnock, 3 Tree Sparrow Bank Top, 4 Pied Wagtail, 4 Meadow Pipit, 3 Common Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch feeding fledged young Bank Top, 2 Goldfinch, 4 Linnet, 1 Yellowhammer, 3 Reed Bunting. Also 4 Red Deer (1 male, 1 spotted young), 3 Roe Deer, 22 Rabbits (Bank Top only), 1 Hare near Creykes.

11/06/2012 Rob Adams, Bev Baxter Will Pits only. 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Hobby Will Pits, 2 Turtle Dove singing, 3 Common Cuckoo, 20 Common Swift, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker ringed, 

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Great Spotted Woodpecker, Rob Adams. 

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Great Spotted Woodpecker, Rob Adams. 

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Great Spotted Woodpecker, Rob Adams. 

2 Great Tit(2 ringed), 1 Common Chiffchaff (1 ringed), 3 Willow Warbler (2 ringed), 4 Blackcap (1 ringed), 2 Garden Warbler (1 ringed), 3 Common Whitethroat (2 ringed), 3 Reed Warbler (1 ringed), 1 Wren (1 ringed), 6 Yellow Wagtail Swinefleet fields 3 Bullfinch (3 ringed).

09/06/2012 Bryan Wainwright evening and night S fields. 3 Grey Partridge, 1 Turtle Dove.

09/06/2012 Ray Poole. 6 Adders and 1 Grass Snake Green Belt.

08/06/2012 Bill Priestley. 2 Common Shelduck, 2 Marsh Harrier cream crowns, 1 Common Buzzard, 20 Black-headed Gull 2 young seen, 3 Common Cuckoo, 120 Common Swift, 2 Willow Tit, 10 House Martin, 13 Blackcap, 7 Garden Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat Rhododendron Path, 13 Reed Warbler.

08/06/2012 Ben Steel 17.00 to 19.00. 2 Greylag Goose over N, 2 Greater Canada Goose with 1 juvenile Green Belt floods, 1 Gadwall with 9 juveniles at Black-headed Gull colony, 7 Tufted Duck over N, 1 Grey Heron, 3 Marsh Harrier females, 1 Hobby, 4 Common Coot, 1 Oystercatcher down, 1 Little Ringed Plover Green Belt floods, 10 Northern Lapwing, 2 Common Redshank, 100 Common Swift approx.

08/06/2012 Bryan Wainwright. 1 Common Shelduck, 1 Common Kestrel, 6 Common Swift, 1 Sky Lark, 5 Barn Swallow, 1 House Martin, 1 Bullfinch. 

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Roe Deer fawn by BPW 2012. 

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Roe Deer fawn by BPW 2012. 

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Roe Deer fawn by BPW 2012. 

Also 6 Hares.

07/06/2012 Ron Moat. 1 Eurasian Curlew Bank end.

06/06/2012 Rob Watson. 3 Gadwall, 8 Shoveler, 4 Tufted Duck, 4 Grey Partridge Crowle Moor, 3 Marsh Harrier male, female, cream-crown, 1 Common Kestrel, 6 Hobby, 1 Common Redshank, 1 LITTLE GULL 1st Summer Will Pits Scrape feeding 15.30 -15.50, 

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Little Gull by Rob Watson 2012. 

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Little Gull by Rob Watson 2012. 

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Little Gull by Rob Watson 2012. 

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Little Gull by Rob Watson 2012. 

2 Common Cuckoo, 100+ Common Swift, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Garden Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Tree Pipit Crowle Moor, 1 Yellowhammer Crowle Moor.

04/06/2012 Bryan Wainwright. 1 Tawny Owl S fields at night near Woodpecker Corner.

03/06/2012 Bryan Wainwright. 2 Grey Partridge S fields at night, 1 Barn Owl S fields at night.

02/06/2012 Bryan Wainwright. 4 Grey Partridge S fields at night, 1 Barn Owl S fields at night. Also 18 Hares.

02/06/2012 Bill Priestley. 28 Greater Canada Goose, 11 Gadwall, 14 Tufted Duck, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 3 Marsh Harrier, 3 Common Kestrel, 3 Hobby, 4 Common Cuckoo, 100 Common Swift, 8 Garden Warbler 2 Bells, 6 Will Pits, 5 Grasshopper Warbler, 10 Reed Warbler, 5 Yellowhammer.

02/06/2012 Ben Steel 17.00 to 23.00. 3 Greylag Goose, 1 Common Pochard male, 16 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe, 2 Great Crested Grebe Will Pits Scrape, 3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Common Redshank, 1 LITTLE GULL 1st-summer at Black-headed Gull colonies, 1 Little Owl recreation ground poplars, 2 Short-eared Owl 1 Goole Moor, other near platform at dusk, 6 European Nightjar Rhododendron Path, 200 Common Swift.

01/06/2012 Rob Adams. 2 Marsh Harrier, 2 Hobby, 1 Common Swift, 150 Grasshopper Warbler.


31/05/2012 Julian Small (Natural England). 3 Woodcock roding Will Pits, 7 Common Cuckoo 4 together Will Pits.

31/05/2012 Paul Adams, Pete Hinks, Brian Smith. 2 Gadwall pair, 1 Marsh Harrier male, 2 Little Ringed Plover on scrape, 1 Common Cuckoo, 30 Common Swift.

30/05/2012 Rob Adams. 1 GARGANEY male flooded workings, 1 Water Rail heard screaming.

30/05/2012 Bryan Wainwright. 3 Great Cormorant N, 3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Common Buzzard, 5 Hobby, 1 Little Ringed Plover heard, 4 Ringed Plover count may not be too accurate watching Stint, 4 Northern Lapwing, 1 Little Stint over floods with other waders not seen again, 2 Dunlin count may not be too accurate watching Stint, 2 Common Snipe 1 drumming Mill Drain Marsh, other floods, 380 Black-headed Gull. GULL-BILLED TERN A NEW SPECIES FOR THORNE MOORS (10th for Yorkshire) I found this at 11.00 and let a local know by 11.30. Most birders, at least locals know why I am working under contract on Thorne Moors for Natural England, and will understand why I could not just put the news out nationally. After speaking with NE, there was some opposition to putting news out nationally, but as usual in these situations I was allowed to tell local birders. I think this is regrettable and that larger numbers of people should have had the opportunity to see the bird and that crowds could have been easily managed. Apologies to anyone disappointed.

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Gull-billed Tern, Thorne Moors 30.05.2012 by Rob Adams. 

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Gull-billed Tern 1, Thorne Moors 30.05.2012 by Chris Harris. 

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Gull-billed Tern 2, Thorne Moors 30.05.2012 by Chris Harris. 

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Gull-billed Tern 3, Thorne Moors 30.05.2012 by Chris Harris. 

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Gull-billed Tern 4, Thorne Moors 30.05.2012 by Chris Harris. 

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Gull-billed Tern, Thorne Moors 30.05.2012 by Rob Adams. 

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Gull-billed Tern, Thorne Moors 30.05.2012 by Rob Adams. 

The Gull-billed Tern was seen in the central area of Thorne Moors (South Yorkshire part) until 18.50 when it flew off E.

29/05/2012 Bryan Wainwright. 2 Common Shelduck, 3 Marsh Harrier, 2 Common Buzzard, 6 Hobby, 1 Common Starling juvenile along road.

28/05/2012 Bryan Wainwright. 10 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 6 Hobby, 10 Common Coot, 3 Northern Lapwing, 1 Sky Lark.

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Grasshopper Warbler by Rob Adams. 

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Grasshopper Warbler by Rob Adams. 

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Linnet by Rob Adams. 

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Yellowhammer by Rob Adams. 

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Four-spot Chaser by Rob Adams. 

27/05/2012 Rob Adams. 1 Common Shelduck, 6 Eurasian Teal, 5 Mallard, 7 Shoveler, 7 Tufted Duck, 3 Marsh Harrier, 1 Common Kestrel, 5 Hobby, 200 Black-headed Gull, 1 BLACK TERN over flooded workings 12.30 to 13.20, 2 Common Swift, 1 Common Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler, 6 Yellow Wagtail Swinefleet fields, 6 Goldfinch. 

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Cuckoo by Rob Adams. 

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Cuckoo by Rob Adams. 

26/05/2012 Rob Adams. 4 Eurasian Teal, 6 Mallard, 6 Shoveler, 8 Tufted Duck, 6 Common Pheasant, 2 Little Grebe, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Common Kestrel, 7 Hobby at once, 1 Oystercatcher, 1 Northern Lapwing, 10 Yellow Wagtail Swinefleet fields.

25/05/2012 Bryan Wainwright. 1 Common Shelduck, 10 Tufted Duck, 4 Grey Partridge 2 Creykes, 2 colliery area, 3 Marsh Harrier, 1 Common Buzzard, 3 Common Kestrel, 6 Hobby, 1 Peregrine Falcon male over floods, 1 Moorhen, 6 Common Coot, 4 Northern Lapwing, 1 Common Redshank 1000 Acre floods, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Turtle Dove.

25/05/2012 Ron Moat. 2 Marsh Harrier males, 1 Common Kestrel W end of Blackwater, 1 Northern Lapwing near paraffin tram.

24/05/2012 Ron Moat. 9 Tufted Duck on Gull colony water off Middle Moor, 3 Marsh Harrier over flooded workings all cream crowns, 3 Northern Lapwing 2 near paraffin tram, 1 flooded workings near Will Pits, 2 Common Snipe near junction of Eastern Boundary and Angle Drain, 2 Common Cuckoo.

24/05/2012 Bryan Wainwright, Bev Baxter, Rob Adams. 10 Greylag Goose, 1 Common Pochard, 10 Tufted Duck, 2 Little Grebe, 3 Marsh Harrier, 3 Common Buzzard, 3 Common Kestrel, 4 Hobby, 1 Moorhen, 6 Common Coot, 2 Oystercatcher, 5 Northern Lapwing, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 200 Black-headed Gull, 2 Arctic Tern flying NE over Fison's Road N 17.15, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Common Swift, 1 Sky Lark, 7 Willow Warbler 7 ringed, 3 Blackcap 3 ringed, 5 Garden Warbler 5 ringed, 7 Common Whitethroat 7 ringed, 2 Grasshopper Warbler GB F, WP, 1 Wren 1 ringed, 2 Robin 2 ringed, 1 Northern Wheatear male Fison's Road N, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Common Chaffinch 2 ringed, 1 Linnet 1 ringed, 1 Yellowhammer 1 ringed. Also Grey Squirrel in Will Pits, 2 Hares and several Roe Deer.

23/05/2012 Bryan Wainwright. 3 BARNACLE GOOSE over floods heading NE calling, 11 Tufted Duck, 2 Grey Partridge track to Creyke's, 3 Marsh Harrier, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Common Kestrel, 2 Hobby, 1 Moorhen, 4 Common Coot, 2 Northern Lapwing, 13 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Herring Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Common Cuckoo, 2 Barn Swallow. Also a female Adder basking along Fison's Road.

22/05/2012 John Hitchcock. 1 Common Snipe drumming Woodside, 1 Short-eared Owl Creyke's.

22/05/2012 Bryan Wainwright. 10 Mallard, 2 Common Pochard, 6 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Partridge colliery area, 3 Marsh Harrier, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Kestrel, 3 Hobby, 4 Common Coot, 4 Northern Lapwing, 2 Eurasian Curlew Chadwick's field to colliery area calling, 6 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 2 Common Cuckoo, 1 Short-eared Owl Creyke's, 2 Common Swift, 2 Sky Lark, 2 Barn Swallow, 2 Common Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 4 Garden Warbler, 3 Common Whitethroat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Sedge Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 1 Blackbird 2 Song Thrush, 1 Robin, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 5 Meadow Pipit, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Linnet, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Yellowhammer, 6 Reed Bunting. Also a Fox, 12 Hares (S fields at night) and numerous Rabbits.

21/05/2012 Bryan Wainwright. 36 Greylag Goose 1 unfledged young, 2 Greater Canada Goose plus young, 6 Common Shelduck, 6 Gadwall, 8 Eurasian Teal, 4 Mallard, 4 Shoveler, 2 Common Pochard (also David Smith), 6 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Marsh Harrier, 2 Eurasian Sparrowhawk pair Will Pits, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Common Kestrel, 4 Hobby, 1 Moorhen Swinefleet Warping Drain, 5 Common Coot, 4 Northern Lapwing, 3 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Herring Gull, 280 Black-headed Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Common Cuckoo, 280 Common Swift, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Sky Lark, 6 Barn Swallow, 2 House Martin, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Common Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 3 Garden Warbler, 1 Common Whitethroat, 6 Sedge Warbler, 6 Reed Warbler, 2 Song Thrush, 2 Robin, 2 Yellow Wagtail, 10 Meadow Pipit, 2 Goldfinch, 2 Linnet, 2 Bullfinch, 8 Reed Bunting. Also a Stoat with prey, farm track to Creyke's gate.

20/05/2012 Rob Adams, Bev Baxter, Bill Priestley. 3 Marsh Harrier, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 1 Turtle Dove Will Pits, 1 Short-eared Owl Goole Moor, 300+ Common Swift, 12 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Common Chiffchaff, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Reed Warbler, 2 Siskin.

19/05/2012 Julian Small (Natural England). 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Turtle Dove Lonesome Pine, 1 Common Cuckoo Lonesome Pine, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Tree Pipit Lonesome Pine, 3 Yellowhammer Lonesome Pine, 3 Reed Bunting Lonesome Pine.

19/05/2012 Rob Adams. 3 Marsh Harrier, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Short-eared Owl (see photo), 150 Common Swift, 50 Barn Swallow, 50 House Martin, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 1 Northern Wheatear. 

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Short-eared Owl by Rob Adams 19.05.2012.

18/05/2012Rob Adams pm. 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Short-eared Owl 500m from Swinefleet Gate, 200 Common Swift, 50 Barn Swallow, 75 House Martin, 3 Common Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler, 1 Grasshopper Warbler.

20/05/2012 Bill Priestley. 2 Common Shelduck 1000 Acre floods, 10 Gadwall, 1 Common Pochard Fison's road floods, 4 Marsh Harrier 1 adult male 3 females, 1 Hobby, 3 Common Cuckoo, 10 House Martin 1000 Acre floods, 1 Lesser Whitethroat Rhodo' Path, colliery, 17 Reed Warbler, 4 Yellowhammer.

19/05/2012 Bill Priestley. 2 Common Pochard Fison's road floods, 200 Common Swift, 100 Barn Swallow, 21 Reed Warbler Rhodo' Path, Fison's Road & Canals, Will Pits Scrape.

18/05/2012 Bryan Wainwright. 2 Mute Swan Green Belt F, 3 Common Shelduck over F, 4 Grey Partridge 2 Creyke's 2 colliery area, 3 Marsh Harrier, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk female, 2 Common Coot. Also 2 Hares and 3 Roe Deer and Rabbits.

18/05/2012 James Hinchliffe. 2 Turtle Dove Top House Farm.

17/05/2012 James Hinchliffe. 1 Turtle Dove Goole Moor at Bank Top. 


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Water Vole, Shearburn & Pitts Drain in Will Pits 15.10.2011 Ray Halstead (they are just holding on!). 

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Migrant Hawker, Long Meadow summer 2011 by Brian Smith. 

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Roe Buck by Steve Hiner 2011. 

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Common Hawker mating by Steve Hiner 2011. 

17/05/2012 Bryan Wainwright, Rob Adams, Bev Baxter. Includes ringed birds at Will Pits (see photos below). 4 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron F, 3 Marsh Harrier, 3 Common Buzzard, 2 Common Kestrel, 4 Common Coot, 1 Common Snipe drumming Will Pits, 2 Common Tern E over F then S road away E, 1 Common Cuckoo, 1 Barn Owl (Bev at Creykes), 1 Blue Tit (1 ringed), 4 Common Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler (1 ringed), 8 Blackcap (8 ringed), 3 Garden Warbler (3 ringed), 5 Common Whitethroat (5 ringed), 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Sedge Warbler (1 ringed), 4 Reed Warbler, 1 Eurasian Treecreeper, 2 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush (1 ringed), 1 Robin, 2 Northern Wheatear, 1 Common Chaffinch (1 ringed), 1 Bullfinch. Also a Weasel along Fison's Road. 

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Blackcap
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Chafinch

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16/05/2012 Bryan Wainwright. 2 Mute Swan Green Belt flooded workings, 4 Gadwall, 8 Eurasian Teal, 10 Mallard, 8 Shoveler, 6 Tufted Duck, 1 Little Grebe, 3 Marsh Harrier, 1 Common Kestrel, 2 Hobby, 2 Common Coot, 2 Oystercatcher, 1 Northern Lapwing, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull immatures, 1 Herring Gull immature, 200 Black-headed Gull, 1 Turtle Dove perched Green Belt, 2 Common Cuckoo, 200 Common Swift, 1 Eurasian Jay, 1 Sky Lark, 8 Barn Swallow, 20 House Martin, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Common Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 3 Blackcap, 2 Garden Warbler, 8 Common Whitethroat, 6 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 2 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 3 Northern Wheatear, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 12 Meadow Pipit, 2 Linnet, 2 Bullfinch, 1 Yellowhammer. Also 2 Hares and 4 Roe Deer.

15/05/2012 Bryan Wainwright, James Hinchliffe. Includes WeBs count. 42 Greylag Goose, 3 Common Shelduck, 32 Gadwall, 27 Eurasian Teal, 97 Mallard, 28 Shoveler, 16 Tufted Duck, 5 Marsh Harrier 2 males 3 females, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk male, 2 Common Buzzard, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon adult male stooped over Green Belt Floods, 4 Common Coot, 2 Oystercatcher, 2 Northern Lapwing, 1 Common Gull immature with BH Gulls, 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull imm, 2 Herring Gull imms, 330 Black-headed Gull, 1 Common Cuckoo, 1 Long-eared Owl adult seen well while looking for calling young in Elderberry Goole Moor, 1 Short-eared Owl Fison's Road N, 480 Common Swift, 4 Carrion Crow, 2 Sky Lark, 2 Sand Martin, 28 Barn Swallow, 46 House Martin, 2 Garden Warbler, 1 Whinchat male Red House Farm (JH), 8 Northern Wheatear at least 3 males, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Pied Wagtail, 8 Meadow Pipit, 6 Linnet, 6 Reed Bunting. Also 2 Hares, 11 Red Deer and 5 Roe Deer.

15/05/2012 John Hitchcock. 1 Whinchat male Red House Farm.

14/05/2012 John Hitchcock. 2 Barn Owl Creykes and Will Pits Scrape.

14/05/2012 David W. Smith. 8 Hobby S end Moors low.

14/05/2012 James Hincliffe. 1 Hen Harrier ringtail pm Red House Farm.

14/05/2012 Bryan Wainwright (Rob Adams in part). 10 Greylag Goose, 4 Gadwall, 12 Eurasian Teal, 18 Mallard, 8 Shoveler, 9 Tufted Duck, 2 Grey Partridge track to Creykes gate, 3 Marsh Harrier male and 2 females, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk female, 2 Common Buzzard 1 killed a rabbit on road Will Pits, 2 Common Kestrel, 1 Hobby, 2 Oystercatcher near Creykes, 10 Lesser Black-backed Gull 9 immatures, 1 Herring Gull immature, 1 Great Black-backed Gull immature, 330 Black-headed Gull, 2 Common Cuckoo, 250 Common Swift, 8 Carrion Crow, 1 Sky Lark, 1 Sand Martin, 9 Barn Swallow, 16 House Martin, 2 Common Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 6 Common Whitethroat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 12 Sedge Warbler, 4 Reed Warbler, 1 Spotted Flycatcher near Creykes, 1 Whinchat female Fison's Road N, 2 Northern Wheatear male and female Fison's Road N,, 3 Meadow Pipit, 2 Common Chaffinch, 1 Goldfinch, 5 Linnet, 19 Yellowhammer, 9 Reed Bunting. Also 2 Hares and a Roe Deer.

13/05/2012 John Hitchcock. 1 Spotted Flycatcher near Swinefleet gate, 1Common Stonechat female Shoulder o' Mutton.

12/05/2012 Ron Moat. 1 Peregrine Falcon chasing pigeons over centre of moors, 1 Short-eared Owl road bend near Paraffin, 150 Common Swift, 14 House Martin.

12/05/2012 Bill Priestley. 1 Egyptian Goose reported by 2 visitors Will Pits Scrape, 1 Gadwall, 18 Tufted Duck, 6 Great Cormorant 4 SE, 2 NE, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Buzzard, 4 Common Kestrel, 14+ Hobby, 2 Common Coot 1000 Acre Floods, 1 Ringed Plover, 1 Dunlin, 1 Turtle Dove Rhodo' Path, 1 Tawny Owl Will Pits, 400 Common Swift, 2 Lesser Whitethroat Rhodo' Path, colliery, 13 Common Whitethroat, 11 Reed Warbler Fison's Road & Canals.

11/05/2012 Bryan Wainwright. 6 Greylag Goose, 2 Greater Canada Goose, 2 Common Shelduck, 6 Gadwall, 12 Eurasian Teal, 36 Mallard, 10 Shoveler, 17 Tufted Duck, 2 Red-legged Partridge, p Common Pheasant, 4 Marsh Harrier 3 cc 1 male, 2 Common Buzzard, 2 Hobby Creykes, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Herring Gull type, 100 Black-headed Gull, p Wood Pigeon, 320 Common Swift, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 2 Western Jackdaw over Will Pits to Crowle Moor calling, 6 Carrion Crow, 5 Great Tit, 2 Sky Lark, 2 Sand Martin, 40 Barn Swallow, 30 House Martin, 5 Common Chiffchaff, 6 Willow Warbler, 4 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler Swinefleet Warping Drain, 11 Common Whitethroat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 15 Sedge Warbler, 3 Reed Warbler, 9 Wren, 2 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 1 Northern Wheatear male Fison's Road N, 1 Pied Wagtail, 9 Meadow Pipit, 2 Common Chaffinch, 1 Goldfinch, 4 Linnet, 3 Bullfinch, 13 Reed Bunting. Also 20 Hares, 2 Roe Deer, Rabbits, up to 12 Smooth Newts ditch near colliery buildings and a Black Darter.

09/05/2012 Julian Small (Natural England). 4 Common Shelduck pair Will Pits Scrape, pr on floods N of Green Belt, 8 Gadwall, 40 Eurasian Teal, 20 Shoveler, 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Little Grebe Will Pits Scrape, 1 Great Crested Grebe Will Pits Scrape, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Common Coot, 2 Common Cuckoo, 1 Eurasian Jay, 2 Western Jackdaw high N, 1 Garden Warbler Will Pits Scrape, 3 Common Whitethroat, 1 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Sedge Warbler, 1 Northern Wheatear Fison's Road, 1 Pied Wagtail, 1 Tree Pipit E end Angle Drain, 1 Yellowhammer E end Angle Drain.

09/05/2012 Ian McDonald, Mick Oliver. p Eurasian Teal, p Mallard, p Shoveler, 2 Marsh Harrier, 1 Common Buzzard, 2 Peregrine Falcon, 1 Common Snipe, p Black-headed Gull, 2 Whinchat. Also a Water Vole.

08/05/2012 Paul Adams. Swinefleet Mill (dis.) to Red House Farm to Axholme Joint Railway Line 1 Common Kestrel, 2 Sky Lark, 6 Barn Swallow, 1 Common Whitethroat, 1 Meadow Pipit. North of the recording area 4 Yellow Wagtail and 3 Corn Bunting.

07/05/2012 John Durrant. 1 Long-eared Owl Inkle Moor.

04/05/2012 Bill Priestley. 2 Greater Canada Goose Green Belt floods, 4 Marsh Harrier, 2 Northern Lapwing Will Pits floods breeding, 1 Black-headed Gull adult with crossed mandibles, 2 Common Cuckoo, 200 Common Swift, 1 Sand Martin with Swallows, 20 Barn Swallow, 3 House Martin with Swallows, 4 Garden Warbler, 1 Lesser Whitethroat Rhodo' Path, 5 Grasshopper Warbler, 1 Eurasian Treecreeper Durham's Gardens, 1 Mistle Thrush nest recreation ground, 1 Tree Pipit Middle Moor.

03/05/2012 Bill Priestley. 2 Greylag Goose & 2 young floods on Green Belt, 2 Greater Canada Goose Green Belt floodsf, 1 Gadwall, 4 Marsh Harrier, 4 Common Kestrel, 1 Common Snipe drumming Middle Moor, 2 Common Cuckoo, 100+ Common Swift, 2 Willow Tit, 20 Barn Swallow, 5 Common Whitethroat, 11 Grasshopper Warbler floods, 18 Sedge Warbler, 1 Mistle Thrush nest recreation ground, 5 Yellowhammer.


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.


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.


28/02/2012 BPW. 18 Greylag Goose Goole Fields, 69 Gadwall Will Pits ScrapeA NEW ALL TIME MAXIMUM., 54 Eurasian Teal Will Pits Scrape, 43 Mallard Will Pits Scrape, 18 Shoveler Will Pits Scrape, 1 Tufted Duck female Will Pits Scrape, 9 Goosander (3 males) Will Pits Scrape, 3 Grey Partridge fields near Creykes, 6 Common Pheasant, 7 Marsh Harrier 2 females, 2 immature males, 1 adult male and 2 cream-crowns to roost flooded workings, probably more. 2 Common Buzzard soaring, 2 Common Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon adult male landed in fields N of Crowle Moor, 1 Water Rail flooded workings, 4 Northern Lapwing, 2 Herring Gull, 2 Stock Dove fields near Creykes, 100 Wood Pigeon, 2Short-eared Owl from Mill Drain Marsh over flooded workings, 220 Carrion Crow, 1 Goldcrest Will Pits, 5 Blue Tit, 8 Great Tit, 2 Willow Tit Will Pits, 2 Sky Lark, 16 Long-tailed Tit, 2 Eurasian Treecreeper Will Pits, 5 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 54 Fieldfare Will Pits, 1 Song Thrush singing, 7 Robin, 1 Dunnock Will Pits, 1 Meadow Pipit, 14 Common Chaffinch, 26 Goldfinch, 6 Lesser Redpoll, 4 Bullfinch, 4 Reed Bunting. Also 7 Roe Deer.

26/02/2012 RJS, Jim Snowden. 34 Gadwall A NEW ALL TIME MAXIMUM. 29 Goosander 12 males, 10 Common Pheasant inc. 3 Japanese, 2 Marsh Harrier male and female, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Eurasian Curlew, 3 Common Gull, 184 Black-headed Gull, 1,500 Wood Pigeon, 1 Green Woodpecker Will Pits, 1 Eurasian Jay, 1 Coal Tit Will Pits, 150 Fieldfare Chadwick's Field, 20 Goldfinch, 3 Siskin, 14 Reed Bunting.

26/02/2012 Col Neale. 7 Greylag Goose N, 13 Gadwall Will Pits Scrape and flooded workings mainly, 60 Eurasian Teal Will Pits Scrape and flooded workings mainly, 26 Mallard Will Pits Scrape and flooded workings mainly, 14 Shoveler Will Pits Scrape and flooded workings mainly, 29 Goosander (12 males) Will Pits Scrape and flooded workings mainly, 10 Common Pheasant, 2 Marsh Harrier male and female flooded workings, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Wren, 1 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 20 Goldfinch, 6 Reed Bunting.

26/02/2012 BPW (also for part of time Rob Adams, Bev Baxter & Ken Pearson). 4 Greylag Goose, 18 Gadwall Will Pits Scrape, 10 Eurasian Teal Will Pits Scrape, 20 Mallard Will Pits Scrape, 6 Shoveler Will Pits Scrape, 3 Tufted Duck Will Pits Scrape, 22 Goosander Will Pits Scrape, 12 Common Pheasant, 5 Marsh Harrier 1 female, 2 males and 2 cream-crowns to roost flooded workings, 1 Hen Harrier male to roost flooded workings, 2 Common Kestrel, 40 European Golden Plover Goole Fields, 5 Northern Lapwing Goole Fields, 4 Woodcock, 1 Eurasian Curlew low over flooded workings going E then back W calling, 1 Herring Gull, 40 Black-headed Gull on Green Belt flooded workings, 80 Wood Pigeon, 2 Short-eared Owl over flooded workings from 16.40, 2 Magpie, 40 Carrion Crow, 4 Blue Tit, 10 Great Tit, 2 Willow Tit colliery area and Will Pits, 3 Sky Lark, 8 Long-tailed Tit, 6 Wren, 8 Blackbird, 3 Song Thrush singing, 8 Robin, 2 Tree Sparrow Swinefleet Gate, 14 Common Chaffinch, 6 Goldfinch, 3 Linnet, 8 Bullfinch, 6 Reed Bunting. Also 7 Roe Deer.

25/02/2012 Bill Priestley. 7 Greylag Goose, 20 Gadwall Will Pits Scrape, 150 Eurasian Teal, 70 Mallard, 6 Shoveler, 7 Tufted Duck mainly Will Pits Scrape, 1 male Bell's Pond, 40 Goosander 10 males, 1 Common Buzzard E, 1 Common Kestrel male, 3 Common Gull Chadwick's Field, 15 Black-headed Gull Chadwick's Field, 10 Long-tailed Tit, 150 Fieldfare, 30 Redwing, 6 Robin, 16 Goldfinch.

24/02/2012 Vernon Jones. 1 Short-eared Owl S fields at night. Also 33 Red Deer, 6 Roe Deer and 4 Hares.

22 to 23/02/2012 BPW, S fields at night. 1 Woodcock. Also 1 Badger, 22 Red Deer, 3 Roe Deer, 4 Hares and 2 Wood Mice.

21/02/2012 Julian Small (Natural England). 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 150 Eurasian Teal Will Pits Scrape, 33 Gadwall Will Pits Scrape,they got up all together and flew around calling, A NEW ALL TIME MAXIMUM. 21 Goosander Will Pits Scrape, 1 Woodcock Middle Moor, 25 Goldfinch. Also a Stoat at Will Pits Scrape.

20/02/2012 BPW, S fields at night. 2 Grey Partridge. Also 35+ Red Deer, 1 Roe Deer and 6 Hares.

19/02/2012 Rob Watson. 2 Gadwall, 100 Eurasian Teal, 31 Goosander 15 males, A NEW ALL TIME MAXIMUM., 1 Great Cormorant over N, 5 Marsh Harrier 1 female, 1 immature and 3 other soaring high, 1 Common Buzzard soaring with M Harrier, 1 Jack Snipe Goole Moor Tram, 1 Willow Tit, 1 Reed Bunting.

18/02/2012 BPW, S fields at night. 1 Barn Owl. Also 24 Red Deer, 1 Fox and 8 Hares.

18/02/2012 RJS, Jim Snowden. 1 Common Pheasant inc. 1 Japanese, 2 Marsh Harrier to roost, 1 Hen Harrier female to roost, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Peregrine Falcon male 30 Northern Lapwing, 40 Goldfinch.

16/02/2012 BPW, S fields at night. 24? & 17? Red Deer, and 6 Hares.

15/02/2012 BPW, S fields at night. 2 Grey Partridge, 1 Barn Owl. Also 24 Red Deer (mainly stags, some large antlers), 4 Hares.

15/02/2012 Chris Evans, Will Pits Scrape. 2 Eurasian Teal, 34 Mallard, 3 Goosander.

14/02/2012 BPW & Chris Evans (Natural England). 8 Greylag Goose going N, 9 Greater Canada Goose going N, 1 Mallard over, 2 Grey Partridge Creykes fields, 1 Marsh Harrier immature male flooded workings, 1 Hen Harrier ringtail Goole Moor, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon adult female Goole Moor, 1 European Golden Plover, 1 Stock Dove, 100 Wood Pigeon, 4 Blue Tit, 41 Sky Lark going N, 6 Long-tailed Tit, 12 Fieldfare, 3 Tree Sparrow Swinefleet Gate, 2 Common Chaffinch, 2 Reed Bunting. Also 27 Roe Deer (Goole Moor mainly) and 8 Red Deer Goole Moor.

13/02/2012 Ian Morley. Elmhirst Pump pm. 3 Common Pheasant, 1 Common Buzzard from Elmhirst, 1 Moorhen, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Wren, 12 Blackbird, 6 Robin, 5 Dunnock, 10 Common Chaffinch, 6 Goldfinch.

13/02/2012 James Hinchliffe. Hen Harrier fields near Creykes.

12/02/2012 Ben Steel. 1 Marsh Harrier male to roost from S, 1 Hen Harrierfemale to roost from N, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk, 3 Common Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon adult, 2 Tawny Owl, 1 Short-eared Owl along road.

10/02/2012 BPW. 6 Grey Partridge southern fields early hours. Also 2 Foxes and 7 Roe Deer.

09/02/2012 BPW. 1 House Mouse colliery compound, 1 Wood Mouse S fields along with 8+ Hares, 3 Roe Deer and few Rabbits.

08/02/2012 BPW and Julian Small (Natural England). 2 Common Kestrel, 1 Water Rail heard Green Belt, 1 Barn Owl along Mill Drain 16.40, 1 Short-eared Owl Mill Drain Marsh area and over road after 17.00, 4 Eurasian Jay, 20 Carrion Crow, 1 Blue Tit, 3 Wren, 1 Common Stonechat male road, 28 Goldfinch, 8 Bullfinch together Canal Tow Path, 1 Reed Bunting. Also 2 Roe Deer.

07/02/2012 BPW pm along Fisons' Road. 8 Grey Partridge southern fields early hours, 1 Marsh Harrier male, 2 Hen Harrier ringtails in from W to E end flooded workings to roost, 3 Common Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon over flooded workings, 1 Water Rail heard Green Belt, 3 Woodcock 120 Wood Pigeon, 2 Tawny Owl calling early hours near Limberlost, 2 Short-eared Owl from W end Shoulder o' Mutton Tram over flooded workings and as far as Mill Drain Marsh, from 16.30, 5 Magpie, 12 Carrion Crow, 3 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit, 2 Long-tailed Tit, 3 Wren, 5 Blackbird, 1 Fieldfare, 3 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush, 2 Robin, 1 Common Stonechat male Verhees seat limestone road, 4 Common Chaffinch, 11 Greenfinch, 60 Goldfinch, 2 Bullfinch. Also Pygmy Shrew running around in frantic search of next meal on snow, and 2 Roe Deer.

06/02/2012 Ian Morley. 1 Common Buzzard, 5 Moorhen, 6 Blackbird, 5 Dunnock, 4 Common Chaffinch, 1 Reed Bunting.

05/02/2012 Vernon Jones, BPW. Wood Mouse running across snow on road.

04/02/2012 Vernon Jones. 1 Woodcock S fields at night, 1 Little Owl colliery compound at night. Also Red and Roe Deer and Hares.

02/02/2012 Julian Small Senior Reserve Manager, Humberhead Peatlands NNR. Rectangle between the northern boundary, Blackwater Dyke, Bank Top and Limestone Road. 5 Whooper Swan flying north, perhaps settling towards Swinefleet, 1 Greylag Goose, 17 Mallard, 20 Common Pheasant, 1 Eurasian Sparrowhawk 1 female, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Moorhen, 48 European Golden Plover 1 in field just outside northern boundary, 1 Northern Lapwing, 2 Stock Dove, 220 Wood Pigeon, 3 Magpie, 9 Carrion Crow, 1 Goldcrest, 2 Great Tit, 1 Willow Tit, 14 Long-tailed Tit two groups, 7+ in each 10 Wren, 7 Blackbird, 2 Song Thrush, 40 Goldfinch, 5 Bullfinch, 36 Reed Bunting 11 scattered + group of c.25. Also 17 Roe Deer in 4 groups and 2 Hares.

01/02/2012 Rob Watson. 30 Eurasian Teal Will Pits Scrape, 14 Goosander (8 males) Will Pits Scrape, 2 Marsh Harrier cream-crowns, 1 Common Buzzard, 1 Common Kestrel, 1 Peregrine Falcon, 2 Bullfinch.

01/02/2012 BPW. 13 Gadwall Will Pits Scrape, 42 Eurasian Teal Will Pits Scrape, 20 Mallard Will Pits Scrape, 7 Goosander (5 males) Will Pits Scrape (other people had more), 10 Common Pheasant including 2 'Japanese', 2 Marsh Harrier males to roost flooded workings, 2 Hen Harrier a pair to roost flooded workings 17.00, 1 Common Kestrel, 11 Herring Gull, 2 Great Black-backed Gull, 40 Wood Pigeon, 90 Carrion Crow, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 3 Reed Bunting. Also a Fox Crowle Moor and a Roe Deer.


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.