THORNE MOORS BIRDING BLOG 2014

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LATEST SIGHTINGS 

Harvest Mouse nest found on Middle Moor on viewing platform track (Mick Bruin, Louise Eaton during the week ending 14th December 2014)

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James Hinchliffe, Debbie Rigby 31/12/2014 Red Kite 2 going S E of railway from Top House Farm to Paraffin area, 

 

 

 

 

Red Kite at Creyke's Sidings (Debbie Rigby 2014) 

John Durrant 31/12/2014 Red Kite 2 going S E of railway from Top House Farm to Paraffin area, Buzzard 1 , Snipe 1 , Woodpigeon 300 , Barn Owl 1 Longthorpe's.

Bryan Wainwright 31/12/2014 Kestrel 1 , Water Rail 1 , Black-headed Gull 21 , Woodpigeon 10 , Magpie 2 , Carrion Crow 8 , Blue Tit 2 , Great Tit 1 , Wren 1 , Blackbird 8 , Fieldfare 46 , Song Thrush 1 , Redwing 9 , Robin 1 . Dunnock 2 , Chaffinch 220 from colliery roost, Greenfinch 2 , Bullfinch 2 , Yellowhammer 1 . Also Roe Deer 4 .

Bev Baxter, James Hinchliffe 30/12/2014 birds ringed at Top House Farm (the part of the farm W of railway so just outside the recording area boundary (which is railway on W side) Blue Tit 4 , Great Tit 2 , Wren 4 , Blackbird 5 , Song Thrush 1 , Robin 2 , Chaffinch 10 , Brambling 1 , Greenfinch 1 , Goldfinch 2 , Linnet 1 , Reed Bunting 2 .

John Durrant 30/12/2014 Woodcock 1 Will Pits, Snipe 1 , Short-eared Owl 1 floods John's seat after dark.

Bryan Wainwright, Richard Sprakes 30/12/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 3 , Teal 120 , Mallard 200 , Goosander 3 , GREAT WHITE EGRET 1 SSW low over Bank Top then Will Pits (viewed from Bank Top there) at15.05. Later (15.35) seen from picnic table (MMT at road) flying over Will Pits Scrape heading SW along moor edge till lost from view 5 minutes later (RJS, BPW) Marsh Harrier 3 immatures, Hen Harrier 1 briefly, low over Middle Moor at sunset not seen again, Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 3 , Merlin 2. at sunset male high over floods going S chased a finch which dropped like a stone to ground, then joined by a female continued S, Peregrine 1 juvenile female W side on log then flew, Water Rail 3 one seen to fly across road MMT at road, Golden Plover 180 Goole Fields, Lapwing 41 Goole Fields, Snipe 7 , Common Gull 1 fields N of Crowle Moor, Woodpigeon 800 Goole Fields, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Great Grey Shrike 1 Mill Drain Marsh and Fison's road evening, Magpie 1 , Carrion Crow 110 to roost, Blackbird 2 , Fieldfare 40 , Robin 2 , Chaffinch 1 , Goldfinch 6 , Bullfinch 1 . Also Roe Deer 3, Brown Hare 1, Rabbit 3.

John Durrant 29/12/2014 Short-eared Owl 1 Warp Farm railway crossing.

Ron Powell 29/12/2014 Mallard 200 Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 2 , Hen Harrier 1 female Goole Moor, Merlin 1 Middle Moor going E. Also Fox 2 , Red Deer 2 .

Bryan Wainwright 29/12/2014 Kestrel 2 , Marsh Harrier 2 , Merlin 1 Middle Moor going E. Water Rail 3 , Common Gull 1 , Carrion Crow 140 to roost, Great Grey Shrike 1 Mill Drain Marsh evening, Blackbird 3 , Fieldfare 30 , Bullfinch 1 . Also Roe Deer 2 .

John Durrant 26/12/2014 Barn Owl 1 Warp Farm railway crossing, Short-eared Owl 1 Warp Farm railway crossing.

Martin Warne 28/12/2014 Whooper Swan 5 Swinefleet & Reedness Waste, Gadwall 4, Teal 178, Mallard 154, Pintail 1 Male roosting Will Pits Scrape, Shoveler 12, Tufted Duck 1, Goosander 2 Males Will Pits Scrape, Pheasant 11, Marsh Harrier 3, Sparrowhawk 2, Buzzard 2, Kestrel 3, Water Rail 3, Moorhen 2, Greenshank 1 calling overhead then lost to sight as it dropped onto Main Floods, Snipe 2, Common Gull 19, Lesser Black-backed Gull 4, Little Owl 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Great Grey Shrike 1 In flight Shoulder o` Mutton Tram, Green Belt and Fisons Rd late morning to mid afternoon, Goldcrest 1, Blue Tit 3, Great Tit 2, Coal Tit 2, Willow Tit 2, Skylark 1 Calling overhead Goole Fields, Long-tailed Tit 11, Treecreeper 1 observed feeding Will Pits Wood, Wren 4, Fieldfare 25, Stonechat 10, Meadow Pipit 1, Goldfinch 12, Bullfinch 2, Reed Bunting 3. Also Roe Deer 1, Fox 1.

Martin Warne 26/12/2014 Whooper Swan 5 Swinefleet & Reedness Waste, Greylag Goose (domestic) 1, Gadwall 3, Teal 94, Shoveler 2, Tufted Duck 3, Goosander 15 11 Male 4 Female, Pheasant 11, Marsh Harrier 3, Kestrel 3, Merlin 1 Hunting Goole Fields, Water Rail 1, Moorhen 1, Snipe 3, Common Gull 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Great Grey Shrike 1 Fisons Rd then Middle Moor, Goldcrest 1, Blue Tit 12, Willow Tit 1, Long-tailed Tit 7, Wren 3, Fieldfare 29, Meadow Pipit 2, Goldfinch 12, Reed Bunting 1. Also Roe Deer 1, Stoat 1.

Bryan Wainwright 25/12/2014 Teal 1 , Mallard 8 , Marsh Harrier 2 immatures, Sparrowhawk 2 , Kestrel 2 , Moorhen 5 , Lapwing 18 , Snipe 4 , Black-headed Gull 2 , Herring Gull 23 , Great Black-backed Gull 8 , Woodpigeon 12 , Collared Dove 4 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Great Grey Shrike 1 Middle Moor Tram and Middle Moor am, Magpie 3 , Carrion Crow 4 , Blue Tit 8 , Great Tit 8 , Willow Tit 1 Inkle Moor, Long-tailed Tit 18 , Wren 18 , Starling 2 , Blackbird 52 , Fieldfare 45 , Song Thrush 2 , Redwing 44 , Mistle Thrush 1 , Robin 7 . Stonechat 2 male and female, Dunnock 5 , Chaffinch 281 from colliery roost, Greenfinch 5 , Goldfinch 21 , Lesser Redpoll 3 , Bullfinch 4 , Reed Bunting 19 . Also Roe Deer 4 .

Bryan Wainwright 24/12/2014 Mute Swan 2 E, Whooper Swan 5 fields E of Bank Top, Gadwall 42 , Mallard 80 , Tufted Duck 3 males Will Pits Scrape, Goosander 5 , Cormorant 1 N, Marsh Harrier 3 a female and 2 immatures, Sparrowhawk 1 female, Kestrel 1 , Merlin 1 distant W end floods, Moorhen 2 , Herring Gull 9 , Great Black-backed Gull 4 , Woodpigeon 50 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Magpie 2 , Carrion Crow 200 , Blue Tit 2 , Great Tit 4 , Willow Tit 1 Will Pits, Wren 3 , Starling 100 , Blackbird 18 , Fieldfare 63 , Redwing 28 , Robin 7 . Stonechat 1 female, Dunnock 4 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 3 , Meadow Pipit 1 , Chaffinch 318 from colliery roost, Greenfinch 2 , Goldfinch 52 , Linnet 192 going SW in small groups over middle of moors evening, Lesser Redpoll 3 , Bullfinch 4 , Yellowhammer 1 . Also Roe Deer 3 .

Bryan Wainwright from pit tip am 23/12/2014 Magpie 2 , Carrion Crow 4 , Carrion Crow 4 , Blue Tit 1 , Great Tit 2 , Wren 4 , Blackbird 5 , Fieldfare 8 , Redwing 23 , Mistle Thrush 2 , Robin 5 . Dunnock 4 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 , Chaffinch 464 from colliery roost, Greenfinch 6 , Goldfinch 30 , Lesser Redpoll 1 , Bullfinch 2 . Also Roe Deer 4 Chadwick's Field.

Bryan Wainwright 22/12/2014 Whooper Swan 5 fields E of Bank Top, Greylag Goose (domestic) 40 , Gadwall 10 , Teal 14 , Mallard 180 , Shoveler 4 , Goosander 5 , Pheasant 1 , Marsh Harrier 1 female, Kestrel 1 , Moorhen 1 , Lapwing 14 , Herring Gull 1 , Great Black-backed Gull 1 , Stock Dove 14 , Woodpigeon 200 , Magpie 1 , Carrion Crow 20 , Blue Tit 3 , Willow Tit 1 Will Pits, Long-tailed Tit 5 , Treecreeper 1 Will Pits, Wren 4 , Starling 60 , Blackbird 6 , Redwing 6 , Robin 3 . Stonechat 1 male, Dunnock 1 , Goldfinch 8 , Bullfinch 5 , Reed Bunting 1 .

Bryan Wainwright 21/12/2014 Kestrel 1 , Golden Plover 1 over calling, Woodcock 1 flushed by dog walkers low over pit tip, Black-headed Gull 34 , Common Gull 4 , Woodpigeon 140 probably far more, Magpie 1 , Carrion Crow 2 , Blue Tit 2 , Great Tit 1 , Wren 4 , Starling 4 , Blackbird 18 , Fieldfare 12 , Song Thrush 1 , Redwing 10 , Robin 4 . Dunnock 6 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 , Meadow Pipit 1 , Chaffinch 182 from colliery roost, Greenfinch 1 , Goldfinch 33 , Lesser Redpoll 4 , Bullfinch 4 , Yellowhammer 1 , Reed Bunting 1 . Also Fox 1 Chadwick's Field.

Richard Sprakes at Creyke's Sidings 20/12/2014 Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 2 , Starling 100 .

Bryan Wainwright (in part Martin Warne and Des Parmenter) 20/12/2014 Whooper Swan 5 fields E of Bank Top, Greylag Goose (domestic) 40 , Gadwall 14 or more Will Pits Scrape, Teal 5 , Mallard 90 at least, Goosander 5 (3 males), Marsh Harrier 4 , 1 male, 2 females 1 immature, Hen Harrier 1 2nd year male in from W high to W end floods roost at 15.50 (also Des Parmenter), Sparrowhawk 1 male Will Pits, Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 2 , Moorhen 2 , Lapwing 20 , Woodcock 1 flushed E end Goole Moor Tram, Black-headed Gull 1 , Great Black-backed Gull 1 , Woodpigeon 200 probably far more, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Great Grey Shrike 1 Middle Moor Tram at road to Mervyn's Tram junction late pm, Magpie 2 , Carrion Crow 18 , Blue Tit 1 , Willow Tit 1 Will Pits, Long-tailed Tit 4 , Wren 2 , Starling 100 , Blackbird 8 , Redwing 3 , Robin 1 . Stonechat 1 , Dunnock 1 , House Sparrow 2 , Chaffinch 3 , Goldfinch 13 , Lesser Redpoll 1 , Bullfinch 3 .

Martin Warne (in part Bryan Wainwright) 20/12/2014 Whooper Swan 5 Swinefleet & Reedness Waste, Greylag Goose (domestic) 1 Goole Fields, Teal 5, Goosander 5 3 Male 2 Female Will Pits Scrape, Pheasant 2, Marsh Harrier 3, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 3, Moorhen 2, Golden Plover 5 Goole Fields, Common Gull 5, Lesser Black-backed Gull 1, Great Black-backed Gull 7, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Blue Tit 6, Long-tailed Tit 4, Wren 4, Starling 1, Redwing 2, Stonechat 2, Goldfinch 27, Bullfinch 1, Also Roe Deer 3, Fox 1.

Martin Warne, Jason King (in part Bryan Wainwright,Gary Featherstone, Bill Priestley) 19/12/2014 Whooper Swan 5 Swinefleet & Reedness Waste, Pink-footed Goose c500 distant over Goole Fields, Greylag Goose (domestic) 72, Gadwall 6, Teal 1, Mallard 263, Tufted Duck 5 4 Males, Goosander 10 7 Male 3 Female Will Pits Scrape, Pheasant 9, Marsh Harrier 3, Sparrowhawk 2, Buzzard 3 1 Long Meadow carrying a Rat, Kestrel 4, Merlin 1 Male, Peregrine 1, Water Rail 1, Golden Plover 120 Goole Fields, Lapwing c250, Snipe 2, Lesser Black-backed Gull 5, Herring Gull 3, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Goldcrest 2, Long-tailed Tit 17, Wren 5, Starling 267 c 200 to roost, Fieldfare 255, Redwing 4 Bank Top, Mistle Thrush 2, Stonechat 3, Meadow Pipit 1, Goldfinch 56, Bullfinch 3, Reed Bunting 2, Also Roe Deer 7, Fox 1 Goole Fields.

Bryan Wainwright, Gary Featherstone, Bill Priestley (in part Martin Warne, Jason King, Bev Baxter, Rob Adams, Louise Eaton, Steve Hiner, Rob Watson) 19/12/2014 Whooper Swan 5 fields E of Bank Top, Pink-footed Goose 10 over Goole Moor going E, Greylag Goose (domestic) 40 , Gadwall 22 or more Will Pits Scrape, Teal 2 , Mallard 310 at least, Shoveler 5 , Tufted Duck 5 of which 4 males, Goosander 6 (5 males), Marsh Harrier 3 , 1 male others immatures, Sparrowhawk 1 female Will Pits, Buzzard 1 Goole Moor, Kestrel 1 , Merlin 1 male flying and perched on stump Rawcliffe Moor, Peregrine 1 female chasing pigeons and on ploughings Goole Fields, Golden Plover 10 Goole Fields, Curlew 4 over Goole Moor N, Herring Gull 14 , Great Black-backed Gull 2 , Woodpigeon 130 probably far more, Great Grey Shrike 1 Will Pits on Lincolnshire side of Swinefleet Warping Drain then S along drain, Carrion Crow 20 , Wren 2 , Starling 8 , Blackbird 8 , Mistle Thrush 1 , Dunnock 1 , Goldfinch 15 , Bullfinch 1 . Also Roe Deer 3 .

Steve Hiner 19/12/2014 mallard 184 , Goosander 3 males Will Pts Scrape, Marsh Harrier 1 female new moor, Goldfinch 21 Will Pits.

Tom Lowe 18/12/2014 Pink-footed Goose 1200 off moors at dawn.

Steve Hiner 18/12/2014 Marsh Harrier 1 male new moor, Snipe 3 Green Belt, Woodcock 1 Will Pits, Goldfinch 27 Will Pits. Also Roe Deer 3 Will Pits, Red Deer 3 Will Pits, Fox 1 .

Steve Hiner 17/12/2014 mallard 250 Marsh Harrier 1 male new moor, Kestrel 1 male new moor, Snipe 2 Green Belt.

Julian Small 17/12/2014 Whooper Swan 5 fields opposite pump, Marsh Harrier 1 adult male, Buzzard 1 Goole Moor, Water Rail 1 male by limestone rd Goole moor Tram junction, Stonechat 1 one calling close to pump.

Bryan Wainwright 17/12/2014 Wren 1 , Blackbird 14 , Redwing 8 , Mistle Thrush 1 , Robin 1 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 , Chaffinch 4 .

Martin Warne 18/12/2014 Whooper Swan 5 Swinefleet & Reedness Waste, Mallard 35, Pheasant 12, Marsh Harrier 2, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 2, Common Gull 1, Lesser Black-backed Gull 1, Goldcrest 2, Blue Tit 12, Willow Tit 1 Green Belt, Long-tailed Tit 2, Starling 140, Fieldfare 177, Stonechat 1, Meadow Pipit 1, Goldfinch 41, Reed Bunting 3, Also Roe Deer 5, Grey Squirrel 1 Will Pits Wood.

Martin Warne 17/12/2014 Whooper Swan 5 Swinefleet & Reedness Waste, Teal 1, Mallard 18, Pheasant 3, Marsh Harrier 1, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 2, Merlin 1 Blackwater Dyke, Water Rail 2, Goldcrest 2, Willow Tit 2 Bank Top, Long-tailed Tit 8, Wren 3, Starling 8, Fieldfare 23, Stonechat 4, Goldfinch 5, Lesser Redpoll 2 Creykes Gate, Reed Bunting 2.

Bryan Wainwright, Gary Featherstone 15/12/2014 Whooper Swan 5 fields E of Bank Top, Greylag Goose (domestic) 20 , Mallard 150 , Marsh Harrier 1 male, Kestrel 1 , Water Rail 1 , Moorhen 2 , Herring Gull 3 , Woodpigeon 300 , Little Owl 1 heard Red House Farm, Great Grey Shrike 1 along road late on, Carrion Crow 160 to roost, Starling 1500 to roost Woodside. Blackbird 1 , Robin 1 , Stonechat 1 male, Goldfinch 40 . Also Red Deer 2 Will Pits.

Bryan Wainwright 14/12/2014 Whooper Swan 5 fields E of Bank Top, Pink-footed Goose 62 going SW, Greylag Goose (domestic) 6 , Teal 20 , Mallard 90 , Grey Heron 1 , Marsh Harrier 2 female and juvenile, Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 1 , Merlin 1 female low at Creyke's, Great Black-backed Gull 2 , Woodpigeon 10 , Collared Dove 2 Creyke's sidings, Great Grey Shrike 1 Mill Drain Marsh near Green Belt 11.00, Carrion Crow 6 , Willow Tit 1 E end Goole Moor Tram, Blackbird 2 , Fieldfare 3 , Robin 1 , Stonechat 1 male, Chaffinch 1 , Goldfinch 25 , Reed Bunting 6 .

James Hinchliffe 13/12/2014 Mallard 1 , Marsh Harrier 1 , Woodpigeon 1000 , Long-tailed Tit 10 along Fison's Road, Stonechat 5 .

John Durrant 13/12/2014 Marsh Harrier 2 , Buzzard 1 , Short-eared Owl 2 Goole Moor just N of Will Pits late on, Starling 2500 to roost Woodside reedbed at Will Pits. Also Red Deer 47 Blackwater at Will Pits.

Martin Warne 11/12/2014 Whooper Swan 5 Swinefleet & Reedness Waste, Pheasant 4, Marsh Harrier 1, Lapwing 11, Snipe 1, Common Gull 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Great Grey Shrike 1 Fisons Rd, Blue Tit 3, Willow Tit 1 Creykes Gate, Long-tailed Tit 8, Stonechat 3, Goldfinch 27, Reed Bunting 3, Also Fox 1 Bank Top, Roe Deer 1.

Martin Warne 10/12/2014 Whooper Swan 5, Swinefleet & Reedness Waste, Pheasant 7, Marsh Harrier 2, Kestrel 2, Snipe 1, Lesser Black-backed Gull 1, Great Grey Shrike 1, Blue Bridge but mobile, Goldcrest 1, Blue Tit 1, Willow Tit 2, Bank Top, Long-tailed Tit 3, Chiffchaff 1, Bank Top, Wren 1, Stonechat 2, Dunnock 1, Goldfinch 22, Reed Bunting 5, Also Fox 1, Bank Top.

Bryan Wainwright from pit tip am 10/12/2014 Black-headed Gull 40 , Woodpigeon 20 , Magpie 2 , Wren 2 , Blackbird 41 , Fieldfare 100 , Song Thrush 2 , Redwing 14 , Mistle Thrush 2 , Robin 3 , Dunnock 2 , Meadow Pipit 1 , Chaffinch 407 from roost at Bell's, Greenfinch 8 , Goldfinch 2 , Lesser Redpoll 1 .

Bryan Wainwright 09/12/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 40 , Gadwall 10 , Teal 120 , Mallard 200 , Marsh Harrier 2 a female and immature, Kestrel 1 , Common Gull 18 fields near Swinefleet gate, Herring Gull 2 , Woodpigeon 100 , Stonechat 3 , Goldfinch 40 , Bullfinch 2 . Also Roe Deer 2 .

Steve Hiner 08/12/2014 Marsh Harrier 2 1 male 1 female Paraffin, Buzzard 1 W side Floods, Stonechat 1 male Blue Bridge. Roe Deer 2 male & female Creykes Gate.

Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley WEBS 07/12/2014 Gadwall 12 , Teal 80 , Mallard 402 , Shoveler 1 , Goosander 7 inc. 4 males, Marsh Harrier 4 a female and immatures, Kestrel 1 , Peregrine 2 juvenile male and female together Crowle Moor then Bank Top Goole Moor, Moorhen 3 , Black-headed Gull 2 , Common Gull 61 fields before Creyke's and fields near Swinefleet gate, Herring Gull 3 , Stock Dove 3 , Woodpigeon 250 , Goldcrest 1 , Great Tit 1 , Wren 3 , Blackbird 3 , Stonechat 2 , Meadow Pipit 2 , Goldfinch 60 , Bullfinch 2 , Reed Bunting 3 . Also Fox 1 Bank Top Goole Moor, Roe Deer 2 , Red Deer 2 , Hare 1 Goole Moor.

Richard Sprakes 06/12/2014 Wigeon 4 2 pr, Gadwall 2 a pr, Mallard 60 , Marsh Harrier 4 inc. 1 female, Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 3 , Water Rail 1 , Woodcock 1 , Tawny Owl 1 heard Rhododendron Path at dusk, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Great Grey Shrike 1 Eastern Boundary Path and Mill Drain Marsh 14.00 till dusk, Fieldfare 880 , Redwing 120 , Stonechat 4 , Goldfinch 11 , Lesser Redpoll 10 .

Bryan Wainwright pit tip 05/12/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 2 , Black-headed Gull 57 , Common Gull 2 , Herring Gull 11 , Great Black-backed Gull 1 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Magpie 6 , Blue Tit 4 , Great Tit 5 , Wren 8 , Starling 27 , Blackbird 83+ up to 14 in one bush, Fieldfare 167+ , Redwing 22 , Mistle Thrush 2 , Robin 6 , Dunnock 5 , Meadow Pipit 1 , Chaffinch 166 from roost at Bell's, Greenfinch 11 from roost at Bell's, Goldfinch 20 , Lesser Redpoll 3 , Bullfinch 4 , Reed Bunting 2 . Also Roe Deer 1 .

Steve Hiner 04/12/2014 Whooper Swan 3 fields east of Bank Top, Gadwall 1 New Moor, Mallard 135 , Kestrel 1 W side Floods, Water Rail 1 Pump Bank Top, Snipe 1 Pump Bank Top, Goldcrest 3 Pump Bank Top, Blue Tit 1 Pump Bank Top, Willow Tit 2 Pump Bank Top, Wren 1 Pump Bank Top, Blackbird 2 Pump Bank Top, Redwing 85 Pump Bank Top, Chaffinch 8 Will Pits, Brambling 1 Will Pits, Goldfinch 1 Pump Bank Top.

Martin Warne 04/12/2014 Greater Canada Goose 2, Will Pits Scrape, Gadwall 8, Teal 7, Mallard 193, Pheasant 14, Marsh Harrier 3, Kestrel 2, Merlin 1, Green Belt Scrape, Water Rail 1, Moorhen 1, Common Gull 34, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Will Pits Wood, Great Grey Shrike 1, Eastern Boundary Tram but mobile, Blue Tit 6, Willow Tit 1, Long-tailed Tit 2, Treecreeper 2, Will Pits Wood, Robin 6, Stonechat 3, Linnet 100, Bullfinch 1, Reed Bunting 6, Also Roe deer 4, Fox 1.

Ian McDonald 03/12/2014 Pink-footed Goose 71 W over Green Belt, Buzzard 1 near Woodpecker Corner, Water Rail 1 calling,Great Grey Shrike 1 John's Seat, Jay 2 , Fieldfare 50 Western Boundary Drain.

Peter Hinks, Brian Smith, B Thompson 03/12/2014 Whooper Swan 3 , Gadwall 15 , Mallard 70 , Shoveler 5 , Tufted Duck 2 , Goosander 2 , Marsh Harrier 2 , Sparrowhawk 1 , Kestrel 1 , Golden Plover 120 E to fields E of Bank Top, Great Grey Shrike 1 platform Middle Moor, Goldcrest 2 , Willow Tit 2 , Fieldfare 35 , Stonechat 5 , Goldfinch 50 . Also Fox 2 Goole Moor Tram.

Martin Warne, Jason King 03/12/2014 Pink-footed Goose 17, Greylag Goose (domestic) 1, Mallard 5, Marsh Harrier 3, Sparrowhawk 1, Buzzard 3, Kestrel 2, Merlin 1, chasing a Snipe around site, Golden Plover 1, Swinefleet & Reedness Waste, Lapwing 30, Snipe 3, Great Grey Shrike 1, Shearburn & Pitts Drain then Green Belt Scrape, Willow Tit 1, Long-tailed Tit 3, Starling 100, Redwing 1, Stonechat 6, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1, Goldfinch 30, Reed Bunting 3, Also Roe deer 1.

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Merlin (Martin Warne 2014) 

 

 

Steve Hiner 02/12/2014 Whooper Swan 10 east over New Moor, Kestrel 1 Green Belt. Roe Deer 1 females Green Belt.

Martin Warne 02/12/2014 Whooper Swan 10 Main Floods, Pink-footed Goose 135 In to roost, Greater Canada Goose 2 Will Pits Scrape, Gadwall 17 Will Pits Scrape, Teal 4, Mallard 260, Shoveler 22 Will Pits Scrape, Tufted Duck 1 Will Pits Scrape, Goldeneye 1 Will Pits Scrape, Goosander 1 Male Will Pits Scrape, Pheasant 3, Marsh Harrier 2, Sparrowhawk 2, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 3, Peregrine 1 Perched in tree Green Belt Scrape, Water Rail 2 Great Grey Shrike 1 In flight Fison's Rd towards Green Belt, Long-tailed Tit 3, Starling 180, Fieldfare 217 In to roost Green Belt Scrape, Redwing 2, Stonechat 4, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1, Goldfinch 27, Bullfinch 5, Also Roe deer 2, American Mink 1 Swinefleet & Warping Drain.

Steve Hiner 01/12/2014 Marsh Harrier 1 , Snipe 6 . Roe Deer 2 females Green Belt, Common Shrew 1 (dead) Blue Bridge.

Bryan Wainwright 01/12/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 10 , Gadwall 5 , Teal 20 , Mallard 40 , Shoveler 12 , Goosander 6 (3 males) Will Pits Scrape, Cormorant 1 going N, Marsh Harrier 4 3 immatures and a female, Hen Harrier 1 male to roost Green Belat floods 15.50, Kestrel 1 , Water Rail 4 , Moorhen 3 , Woodcock 1 flushed from pit tip, Snipe 1 , Black-headed Gull 121 recreation ground, Common Gull 1 , Herring Gull 7 , Great Black-backed Gull 15 , Stock Dove 1 , Woodpigeon 20 , Magpie 4 , Carrion Crow 200 to roost Shoulder o' Mutton, Goldcrest 4 , Blue Tit 3 , Great Tit 3 , Long-tailed Tit 2 , Treecreeper 1 Will Pits Scrape, Wren 6 , Starling 420 over moors to roost, Blackbird 58+ , Fieldfare 256+ , Redwing 26 , Mistle Thrush 3 , Robin 4 , Stonechat 1 male along road, Dunnock 5 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 , Meadow Pipit 1 , Chaffinch 95 from roost colliery area, Greenfinch 3 , Goldfinch 40 , Lesser Redpoll 6 . Bullfinch 3 . Also Roe Deer 5 .

Ben Steel 30/11/2014 Pink-footed Goose 1000+ 34 over Will Pits early pm then 975 over west at dusk in several flocks, possibly roosted Goole Moor, Greylag Goose (domestic) 121 , Greater Canada Goose 2 , Wigeon 1 male, Gadwall 22 , Teal 515 , Shoveler 30 , Goldeneye 3 Will Pits Scrape, Grey Partridge 4 fields at Top House Farm, Marsh Harrier 4 3 cream-crown, 1 adult male, Hen Harrier 2 adult males over Middle Moor together late, Buzzard 4 , Merlin 1 distant Goole Moor, Peregrine 1000 Acre floods, Moorhen 1 , Snipe 7 , Great Grey Shrike 1 Mill Drain Marsh, Carrion Crow 400+ roosted Will Pits, Goldcrest 3 , Willow Tit 3 , Fieldfare 500+ roosted Goole Moor, Stonechat 4 , Siskin 1 heard Will Pits.

Dirk Rigby 30/11/2014 Brambling 1 Creyke's cottage gardens


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Brambling (Dirk Rigby 2014) 

 

 

Richard Sprakes 30/11/2014 Whooper Swan 2 immatures, Pink-footed Goose 1500 Swinefleet & Reedness Waste also skeins of 37 and 61 over moors, Teal 600 , Mallard 650 , Grey Partridge 7 Snaith & Cowick Moor, Marsh Harrier 4 2 females and 2 immatures, Buzzard 1 , Merlin 1 male Goole Moor, Peregrine 1 male, Lapwing 17 , Woodcock 3 pit tip, Snipe 12 , Tawny Owl 1 calling Green Belt at dusk, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Jay 1 , Goldcrest 7 , Willow Tit 3 Bank Top, Wren 32 , Starling 500 to roost, Fieldfare 457 , Redwing 20+ , Stonechat 4 , Dunnock 1 , Meadow Pipit 21 , Linnet 100 Goole Moor, Lesser Redpoll 27 S, Bullfinch 1 . Also Peacock butterfly.

Rob Watson 30/11/2014 Pink-footed Goose 34 circled eastern moors, Goldeneye 2 Will Pits Scrape  (m + f), Goosander 10 Will Pits Scrape  (5m), Marsh Harrier 2 1 female, Buzzard 2 Crowle, Kestrel 3, Peregrine 1 low over moors heading north, Great Grey Shrike 1 Top of tree Mill Drain then Fison's road moving west (pm), Stonechat 2 pair Fison's road.

Bryan Wainwright 28/11/2014 Whooper Swan 2 immatures in field N of Crowle Moor, Greater Canada Goose 2 , Wigeon 8 , Gadwall 18 , Teal 42 , Mallard 180 , Shoveler 3 , Pochard 1 female Will Pits Scrape, Tufted Duck 1 female Will Pits Scrape, Goldeneye 1 immature Will Pits scrape, Goosander 7 3 males Will Pits Scrape, Cormorant 1 going N over Crowle Moor, Marsh Harrier 3 2 juveniles and a female, Sparrowhawk 1 female feeding on its kill; a Magpie Goole Moor, Kestrel 4 , Water Rail 3 , Moorhen 6 , Lapwing 35 , Snipe 4 , Common Gull 1 , Herring Gull 7 , Great Black-backed Gull 14 , Stock Dove 3 , Woodpigeon 40 ,Great Grey Shrike 1 Mill Drain Marsh near Green Belt midday, Magpie 5 , Carrion Crow 8 , Goldcrest 10 , Blue Tit 2 , Great Tit 10 , Willow Tit 2 Goole Moor at Bank top, Long-tailed Tit 11 , Wren 11 , Starling 37 , Blackbird 9 , Redwing 4 , Mistle Thrush 3 , Robin 7 , Stonechat 1 male along road, Dunnock 3 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 , Meadow Pipit 7 , Chaffinch 6 , Goldfinch 70 , Lesser Redpoll 2 . Bullfinch 4 , Yellowhammer 4 , Reed Bunting 18 . Also Roe Deer 3 . Hare 1 Goole Moor.

Ian McDonald 26/11/2014 Marsh Harrier 3 at least with 2+ females and 1 male, Hen Harrier 1 male S end New Cut flying E , Kestrel 1 , Woodcock 2 flushed Mill Canals W of Green Belt, Goldcrest 1 , Blue Tit 1 , Long-tailed Tit 15 main canal towpath and Fison's Road, Wren 3 , Fieldfare 50 , Robin 1 , Stonechat 1 male E end Fison's Road, Lesser Redpoll 1 , Bullfinch 1 , Reed Bunting 6 South Canals and Fison's Road.

Martin Warne 26/11/2014 Whooper Swan 2, Juveniles feeding Swinefleet & Reedness Waste, Gadwall 4, Will Pits Scrape, Teal 32, Mallard 84, Shoveler 12, Tufted Duck 2, Will Pits Scrape, Goldeneye 2, Will Pits Scrape, Pheasant 15, Marsh Harrier 1, Kestrel 3, Water Rail 1, Moorhen 1, Lapwing 5, Snipe 1, Goldcrest 2, Long-tailed Tit 8, Wren 3, Starling 300, Fieldfare 3, Mistle Thrush 3, Stonechat 2, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1, Meadow Pipit 1, Goldfinch 15, Lesser Redpoll 1, Bullfinch 2, Reed Bunting 2, Also Roe deer 1.

Peter Hinks, Brian Smith 25/11/2014 Twite 3 at least in a flock of 15 finches on Quay Lane, Swinefleet Warping Drain (just outside the recording area).

Tom Lowe 25/11/2014 Bewick's Swan 3 (1juv) flew SSW over Goole Moor at 08.10, Whooper Swan 12 including 1juv flew SE at 09.00, and the 2 juv Whoopers still on Swinefleet Waste, Marsh Harrier 3 , Willow Tit 2 1 Bank Top, 1 Will Pits Scrape.

Martin Warne 25/11/2014 Whooper Swan 2, Juveniles feeding Swinefleet & Reedness Waste, Pink-footed Goose 18, Mallard 4, Pheasant 6, Marsh Harrier 2, Merlin 1, Fisons Rd North, 

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Merlin (Martin Warne 2014) 

 

 

 


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Merlin (Martin Warne 2014) 

 

 



Snipe 1, Goldcrest 1, Long-tailed Tit 1, Wren 6, Starling 3, Mistle Thrush 3, Stonechat 2, Goldfinch 17, Reed Bunting 2, Also Roe deer 8, Fox 1, Fison's Rd North.

Steve Hiner 25/11/2014 Marsh Harrier 1 New Moor, Buzzard 1 Will Pits, Kestrel 1 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Inkle Flatts, Goldcrest 2 , Blue Tit 2 , Fieldfare 25 , Redwing 39 , Bullfinch 3 , Reed Bunting 25 . Also Roe Deer 3 females Will Pits, Reeves’ Muntjac 1 .

Steve Hiner 24/11/2014 Pink-footed Goose 12 Will Pits scrape, Teal 7 , Mallard 294 , Marsh Harrier 1 female New Moor, Sparrowhawk 1 female Creykes Gate, Kestrel 1 , Herring Gull 2 , Great Black-backed Gull 17 , Stonechat 1 male Blue Bridge.

Tom Lowe 24/11/2014 Whooper Swan 2 juveniles Swinefleet Waste, Marsh Harrier 4 , Grey Plover 1 from Goole Moor E pools 12.45, Great Grey Shrike 1 Middle Moor near viewing platform, Willow Tit 4 1 northern edge, 2 Bank Top, 1 Goole Moor Tram,Snow Bunting 1 Goole Grange, Goole Fields 270m N of Joint Axholme Railway. 

 

 

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Snow Bunting (Tom Lowe 2014) 

 

 

Martin Warne, Jason King 24/11/2014 Whooper Swan 2, Juveniles feeding Swinefleet & Reedness Waste, Pink-footed Goose 64, Teal 14, Mallard 72, Shoveler 12, Pheasant 12, Cormorant 2, Marsh Harrier 1, Sparrowhawk 2, male & female, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 2, Peregrine 1, Grey Plover 1, with Fieldfare calling in flight Goole Fields, Black-headed Gull 28, Common Gull 2, Great Grey Shrike 1, Middle Moor, Willow Tit 3, Skylark 2, Long-tailed Tit 2, Wren 11, Starling 20, Fieldfare 600, Redwing 22, Stonechat 6, Tree Sparrow 10, Creykes Cottages, Goldfinch 27, Linnet 60, feeding in fields leading to Creykes Gate, Lesser Redpoll 1, Bullfinch 2, Reed Bunting 1. Also Roe deer 6

Richard Sprakes 23/11/2014 Whooper Swan 2 adults S, Mallard 98 , Marsh Harrier 3 female and 2 immatures, Kestrel 3 , Water Rail 4 , Lapwing 55 , Woodcock 3 pit tip, Snipe 5 , Black-headed Gull 300 NE, Lesser Black-backed Gull 8 , Herring Gull 15 W, Great Black-backed Gull 3 , Short-eared Owl 1 over Chadwick's Field, Carrion Crow 60 to roost, Goldcrest 1 , Wren 18 , Starling 520 , Blackbird 10 , Fieldfare 250 , Redwing 50 , Robin 2 , Stonechat 2 male and female, Linnet 8 , Reed Bunting 5 .

Steve Hiner 22/11/2014 Mute Swan 5 E over Will Pits, Pink-footed Goose 85 Will Pits Scrape, Teal 212 , Mallard 480 , Stonechat 1 male Middle Moor Tram. Also Fox 1 .

Steve Hiner 21/11/2014 Barn Owl 1 at Creyke's.

Bryan Wainwright from pit tip sun rise 21/11/2014 Pink-footed Goose 300 from moors going W, Greylag Goose (domestic) 2 , Kestrel 1 , Black-headed Gull 53 , Herring Gull 9 , Great Black-backed Gull 2 , Tawny Owl 1 heard Bell's, Magpie 2 , Goldcrest 1 , Blue Tit 2 , Great Tit 1 , Wren 3 , Starling 1 , Blackbird 20 , Fieldfare 116 , Redwing 39 , Mistle Thrush 1 , Robin 5 , Dunnock 3 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 , Meadow Pipit 4 , Chaffinch 100 from roost at Bell's, Greenfinch 2 from roost at Bell's, Goldfinch 28 , Lesser Redpoll 15 . Also Roe Deer 1 .

Gary Featherstone, Adrain Handley 18/11/2014 Whooper Swan 4 , Pink-footed Goose 300 , Wigeon 4 , Gadwall 2 , Mallard 250+ , Shoveler 11 , Pochard 2 , Tufted Duck 2 , Goldeneye 3 , Marsh Harrier 6 , Buzzard 1 , Peregrine 1 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 , Jay 1 , Goldcrest 4 , Long-tailed Tit 6 , Stonechat 2 , Chaffinch 6 .

Bryan Wainwright pm on moors 18/11/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 15 , Greater Canada Goose 2 , Wigeon 7 , Teal 54 , Mallard 139 , Shoveler 20 , Tufted Duck 2 , Goldeneye 1 Will Pits Scrape, Pheasant 2 , Cormorant 1 going W over floods, Marsh Harrier 8 4 immatures 2 females and 2? (getting dark), Sparrowhawk 1 female Will Pits having a go at Starling roost, Kestrel 2 , Water Rail 2 , Moorhen 5 , Lapwing 64 , Snipe 1 , Common Gull 1 , Herring Gull 128 , Great Black-backed Gull 24 , Woodpigeon 110 , Short-eared Owl 1 fairly high over Will Pits Scrape being mobbed by at least 4 Crows as it went to Middle Moor, Magpie 3 , Jay 1 , Carrion Crow 148 , Goldcrest 6 , Blue Tit 2 , Great Tit 3 , Willow Tit 2 Will Pits, Skylark 1 , Long-tailed Tit 16 , Treecreeper 1 , Wren 6 , Starling 1183+ to roost Woodside reedbed immediately S of Will Pits, Fieldfare 104 , Robin 8 , Stonechat 3 along Fison's limestone road, Dunnock 1 , Meadow Pipit 4 , Chaffinch 2 , Goldfinch 36 , Linnet 40 , Lesser Redpoll 2 . Bullfinch 2 a pair Will Pits Scrape, Yellowhammer 1 , Reed Bunting 5 . Also Roe deer 1 .

Steve Hiner 18/11/2014 Marsh Harrier 1 female, Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 1 , Stonechat 1 male Fison's road.

Bryan Wainwright from pit tip am 18/11/2014 Kestrel 1 , Moorhen 1 , Lapwing 2 , Green Sandpiper 1 flew up from former colliery compound pools calling, Black-headed Gull 70 , Herring Gull 12 , Great Black-backed Gull 4 , Magpie 3 , Great Tit 2 , Wren 2 , Blackbird 15 , Fieldfare 65 , Redwing 24 , Mistle Thrush 4 , Robin 7 , Dunnock 4 , Meadow Pipit 28 together pit tip, Chaffinch 135 from roost at Bell's, Greenfinch 6 from roost at Bell's, Goldfinch 40 , Linnet 2 , Lesser Redpoll 2 . Yellowhammer 1 , Reed Bunting 1 . Also Roe deer 2 .

Tom Lowe 17/11/2014 Pink-footed Goose 1200+ out of roost to fields east of Warping Drain, then 840 came back onto moors at 16.15, Marsh Harrier 4 , Peregrine 1 , GREAT WHITE EGRET 1 pm flew from vicinity east end of Goole Moor seemed to land in or beyond the Warping Drain N of Swinefleet Gate at 15.20. tl gwegret.jpg















 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Great White Egret (Tom Lowe 2014) 

 

 

Martin Warne, Steve Hiner 17/11/2014 Greater Canada Goose 2 Will Pits Scrape, Wigeon 3 , Teal 14 , Mallard 59 , Goldeneye 2 Will Pits Scrape, Pheasant 10 , Marsh Harrier 1 , Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 2 , Water Rail 2 , Lapwing 80 , Snipe 1 , Herring Gull 1 , Jay 2 , Goldcrest 5 , Willow Tit 2 , Skylark 2 , Long-tailed Tit 12 , Wren 4 , Starling 182 , Fieldfare 2 , Redwing 2 , Stonechat 4 , Meadow Pipit 2 , Linnet 250 feeding in fields leading to Creyke's Gate, Lesser Redpoll 2 , Bullfinch 2 , Reed Bunting 10 . Also Roe deer 2 . Adder 1 , 

 

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Adder (Martin Warne 2014) 

 

 



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Adder (Martin Warne 2014) 

 

 

Martin Warne 16/11/2014 Whooper Swan 2 juveniles feeding Swinefleet & Reedness Waste, Pink-footed Goose 900 , Greylag Goose (domestic) 32 , Wigeon 6 , Teal 185 , Mallard 18 , Pheasant 25 , Marsh Harrier 3 , Sparrowhawk 1 Bank Top, Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 4 , Merlin 1 W Floods perched in bush getting mobbed by Kestrel, Peregrine 1 , Lapwing 356 , Snipe 4 , Common Gull 1 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 12 , Herring Gull 3 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Bank Top, Goldcrest 5 , Willow Tit 2 Bank Top, Skylark 16 , Long-tailed Tit 11 , Treecreeper 1 Bank Top, Wren 3 , Starling 2236 , Fieldfare 4 , Mistle Thrush 2 , Stonechat 9 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 , Meadow Pipit 4 , Goldfinch 26 , Bullfinch 1 . Also Roe deer 3 .

Steve Hiner 14/11/2014 Pink-footed Goose 1120 over Crowle Moor, Teal 3 Swinefleet Warping Drain, Mallard 370 Will Pits Scrape, Goldeneye 1 Will Pits Scrape, Kestrel 1 Bank Top, Jay 2 Bank Top, Willow Tit 2 NNR shed, Blackbird 2 NNR shed, Fieldfare 23 Swinefleet Gate, Redwing 52 Swinefleet Gate, Robin 1 NNR shed, Goldfinch 20 Will Pits.

Steve Hiner 13/11/2014 Whooper Swan 7 Will Pits Scrape, Teal 18 Will Pits Scrape, Mallard 25 Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 2 males New Moor, Kestrel 2 NNR shed, Snipe 1 over Woodpecker Corner. Barn Owl 1 Paraffin (Bert Perryman, Jeff McDermott), Jay 2 Woodpecker Corner. Starling 200 fields before Creyke's Gate, Linnet 100 fields before Creyke's Gate. Also Roe Deer 1 male Woodpecker Corner, Harvest Mouse 1 western end of Southern Boundary Drain in Phragmites SE713152. Marsh Harrier 3 at least with 2+ females and 1 male, Hen Harrier 1 male, Snipe 7 , Fieldfare 119 .

Rob Watson 13/11/2014 Whooper Swan 6 low SE over Will Pits Scrape am, Pink-footed Goose 1000+ over Goole Moor/fields, Greater Canada Goose 3 Will Pits Scrape, Wigeon 1 male Will Pits Scrape, Goldeneye 1 female Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 5+ ( 1 female), Hen Harrier 1 stunning male (Middle Moor late morning), Kestrel 1 , Snipe 1 flushed by Marsh Harrier, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Crowle Moor, Willow Tit 1 Will Pits, Long-tailed Tit 12 flock near NE shed,   Starling 150 Crowle Moor, Redwing 5 , Stonechat 5 3 males,  Lesser Redpoll 3 , Reed Bunting 3 .

Bryan Wainwright from pit tip pm 12/11/2014 Green Sandpiper 1 flew up from Bell's pond calling, Herring Gull 3 , Great Black-backed Gull 2 , Woodpigeon 9 , Magpie 2 , Carrion Crow 4 , Blackbird 2 , Fieldfare 56 , Redwing 29 , Mistle Thrush 1 , Robin 1 , Dunnock 2 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 , Meadow Pipit 1 , Chaffinch 51 , Greenfinch 27 Goldfinch 2 , Lesser Redpoll 1 . Also Fox 1 Chadwick's Field.

Steve Hiner 11/11/2014 Teal 4 S Boundary Drain, Mallard 7 S Boundary Drain, Buzzard 1 Pit Tip, Kestrel 1 Pit Tip, Long Tailed Tit 12 Woodpecker Corner.

Bryan Wainwright, Gary Featherstone, Bill Priestley 11/11/2014 Pink-footed Goose 400 , Greater Canada Goose 2 , Teal 194 , Mallard 138 , Shoveler 3 , Goldeneye 2 pair Will Pits Scrape, Cormorant 1 , Marsh Harrier 2 female and juvenile, Sparrowhawk 1 female, Buzzard 2 , Kestrel 2 , Moorhen 1 , Lapwing 31 , Snipe 1 , Black-headed Gull 60 , Great Black-backed Gull 1 , Great Grey Shrike 1 E Boundary, Carrion Crow 13 , Great Tit 1 , Wren 3 , Starling 150 , Blackbird 1 , Fieldfare 380 , Redwing 2 , Stonechat 3 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 , Meadow Pipit 1 , Goldfinch 40 , Lesser Redpoll 2 , Bullfinch 3 , Reed Bunting 10 .

Ben Steel 10/11/2014 Pink-footed Goose 400 roosted Goole Moor, Wigeon 2 , Gadwall 5 , Goldeneye 3 Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 1 , Water Rail 4 heard, Woodcock 1 Will Pits, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Goldcrest 10 , Willow Tit 4 , Fieldfare 180 , Redwing 1 , Stonechat 1 .

Martin Warne 10/11/2014 Whooper Swan 2 juveniles feeding Swinefleet & Reedness Waste, Pink-footed Goose 410 , Mallard 6 , Pheasant 2 , Marsh Harrier 5 1 Green wing tag on right wing, Buzzard 3 , Kestrel 6 , Peregrine 1 , Water Rail 1 Fisons Rd, Snipe 3 , Black-headed Gull 7 , Common Gull 21 S&R waste, Little Owl 1 , Great Grey Shrike 1 attacking small birds Shearburn & Pitts Drain, Jay 1 , Goldcrest 2 , Skylark 5 , Starling 520 , Fieldfare 2 , Meadow Pipit 1 , Goldfinch 20 , Lesser Redpoll 1 . Also Roe deer 4 .

Martin Warne, Richard Sprakes (in part) 09/11/2014 Whooper Swan 2 juveniles feeding Swinefleet & Reedness Waste, Pink-footed Goose 3548 one large skein approx 3500 birds, Mallard 3 , Pheasant 3 , Cormorant 3 , Marsh Harrier 4 , Sparrowhawk 1 , Buzzard 2 , Kestrel 3 , Water Rail 1 Fisons Rd, Golden Plover 45 , Black-headed Gull 15 , Herring Gull 5 , Great Black-backed Gull 21 , Little Owl 1 , Goldcrest 4 , Skylark 6 , Starling 610 , Fieldfare 56 , Redwing 1 , Stonechat 4 , Dunnock 1 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 , Meadow Pipit 2 , Goldfinch 20 , Reed Bunting 3 . Also Roe deer 4 , Fox 1 Fisons rd, Stoat 1 Fisons rd. Red Admiral 2 Bank Top, Peacock 1 Bank Top.

Bill Priestley 08/11/2014 Mute Swan 1 SW over colliery, Mallard 30 , Willow Tit 4 , Bearded Tit 2 Green Belt at road, Fieldfare 370 , Redwing 20 , Robin 7 .

Martin Warne 08/11/2014 Mute Swan 1 , Whooper Swan 2 juveniles feeding Swinefleet & Reedness Waste, Pink-footed Goose 329 skeins of 160, 150 & 19, Greylag Goose (domestic) 8 , Mallard 2 , Shoveler 18 , Pheasant 3 , Marsh Harrier 2 1 juv 1 female, Kestrel 1 , Lapwing 4 , Common Gull 2 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 6 , Great Grey Shrike 1 flew across Fisons Rd towards Green Belt Scrape, Goldcrest 1 , Long-tailed Tit 3 , Starling 30 , Fieldfare 30 , Redwing 1 , Stonechat 3 , Goldfinch 22 , Bullfinch 1 , Reed Bunting 2 .

Steve Hiner 06/11/2014 Marsh Harrier 1 Male New Moor, Kestrel 1 Green Belt, Wren 1 Woodpecker Corner, Redwing 29 over Woodpecker Corner, Stonechat 3 2 males 1 female Blue Bridge, Linnet 230 fields before Creyke's Gate.

Bryan Wainwright from pit tip sunrise 06/11/2014 Kestrel 1 , Lapwing 10 , Herring Gull 38 , Great Black-backed Gull 3 , Woodpigeon 10 , Magpie 2 , Carrion Crow 11 , Goldcrest 3 , Great Tit 4 , Wren 3 , Starling 22 , Blackbird 6 , Fieldfare 31 , Redwing 19 , Dunnock 1 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 , Meadow Pipit 1 , Chaffinch 110 , Goldfinch 4 , Siskin 1 , Linnet 2 , Lesser Redpoll 1 . Also Roe Deer 1 .

Bill Priestley 06/11/2014 Pink-footed Goose 150 , Teal 6 , Grey Partridge 7 Goole Fields, Moorhen 2 , Snipe 3 , Little Owl 1 , Willow Tit 1 , Stonechat 4 , Linnet 300 .

Ian McDonald, Mick Oliver 05/11/2014 Whooper Swan 20 13 adults and 7 juveniles floods, Wigeon 7 (3 male). 

 

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Whooper Swan (Ian McDonald 2014) 

 

 

 

Steve Hiner 05/11/2014 Whooper Swan 28 17 New Moor, 11 Woodside East, Gadwall 18 W P Scrape, Mallard 514 , Grey Heron 1 Pit Tip, Buzzard 1 Woodpecker Corner, Water Rail 1 New Moor at Green Belt, Stonechat 2 Males Blue Bridge. Also Roe Deer 1 female Middle Moor. Adder 1 male Green Belt hibernacula.

Steve Hiner 04/11/2014 Mallard 125 Will Pits Scrape, Kestrel 1 Bank Top Golden Plover 65 north over W side, Snipe 4 Will Pits Scrape, Barn Owl 1 Top House Farm Wood (outside recording area), Great Sp[otted Woodpecker 1 Will Pits, Willow Tit 2 Will Pits, Starling 1000+ fields east of moor, Pied Wagtail 2 , Chaffinch 2 . Also Roe Deer 2 1 male 1 female Snaith & Cowick Floods, Fox 1 .

Peter Hinks, Brian Smith, Mark Smith 04/11/2014 Pink-footed Goose 95 from Goole Moor NE (70, 25), Marsh Harrier 1 cream-crown, Buzzard 1 Will Pits, Golden Plover 120 , Lapwing 90 , Snipe 3 2 Goole Moor 1 Paraffin, Great Black-backed Gull 2 , Willow Tit 1 Will Pits Scrape, Fieldfare 80 NE fields, Redwing 10 , Stonechat 7 2 W Will Pits 2 Fison's Road 3 Paraffin, Yellowhammer 6 , Reed Bunting 50 . Also Roe Deer 3 .

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Whooper Swan (Tom Lowe 2014) 

 



Pink-footed Goose 3238 1,780 left roost on (east end Goole Moor) 7.30am flew E; 1,300 left roost on W side Goole Moor 7.35am E; 158 flew east over Goole Moor mid morning, Marsh Harrier 3 male & 2 juvs Goole Moor, Merlin 1 fem/juv Goole Fields, Peregrine 2 juvs Goole Moor again, Woodpigeon 1100 flew south during the morning, Willow Tit 2 Bank Top, Cetti’s Warbler 1 calling 380m N of Swinefleet Gate again (Second record for Thorne Moors), Starling 16000 feeding on Goole Fields (single flock of c12,000 around reservoir late afternoon). tl starling.jpg















 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Starling (Tom Lowe 2014) 

 

 

Martin Warne 03/11/2014 Mute Swan 1 Paraffin Cuttings, Pink-footed Goose 1 over flying SW, Teal 226 , Mallard 28 , Shoveler 22 , Pheasant 10 , Marsh Harrier 2 1 juv male, Buzzard 2 , Kestrel 2 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 5 , Little Owl 1 , Jay 1 , Goldcrest 2 , Willow Tit 1 , Skylark 2 , Long-tailed Tit 3 , Wren 1 , Starling 10000+ feeding Goole Fields, Fieldfare 118 , 

 

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Fieldfare (Martin Warne 2014) 

 



Redwing 1 , Stonechat 4 , Dunnock 3 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 , Goldfinch 14 , Yellowhammer 3 , Reed Bunting 2 . Also Common Darter 10 , Red Admiral 1 Bank Top.

Martin Warne 02/11/2014 Mute Swan 1 , Pink-footed Goose 24 , Pheasant 14 , Marsh Harrier 4 , Sparrowhawk 1 , Buzzard 3 , Kestrel 3 , Peregrine 1 , Lapwing 20 , Snipe 3 , Black-headed Gull 96 , Common Gull 1 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 14 , Collared Dove 2 , Great Grey Shrike 1 Southern Canals, Jay 2 , Goldcrest 3 , Willow Tit 2 , Skylark 7 , Long-tailed Tit 9 , Wren 2 , Starling 532 , Fieldfare 77 , Redwing 48 , Stonechat 9 5 male, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 , Meadow Pipit 2 , Goldfinch 4 , Linnet 200 feeding and bathing on track to Creyke's Gate, Reed Bunting 1 . Also Roe Deer 1 . Common Darter 4 , Black Darter 1 .

Bryan Wainwright, Richard Sprakes 02/11/2014 Mute Swan 1 on 1000 Acre floods, Pink-footed Goose 2000 , Greylag Goose (domestic) 6 Goole Moor/Fields, Greater Canada Goose 3 , Wigeon 4 , Gadwall 5 , Teal 380 , Mallard 80 , Shoveler 21 , Tufted Duck 3 , Marsh Harrier 4 2 juveniles 2 females porbably more, Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 6 , Water Rail 3 one seen briefly Goole Moor Tram, Moorhen 1 , Golden Plover 100 , Lapwing 20 , Snipe 1 , Black-headed Gull 90 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 4 , Herring Gull 9 , Great Black-backed Gull 3 , Magpie 6 , Jay 2 , Carrion Crow 20 , Goldcrest 3 , Great Tit 1 , Skylark 6 , Long-tailed Tit 4 , Wren 1 , Starling 450 , Blackbird 3 , Fieldfare 8 , Redwing 1 , Robin 2 , Stonechat 6 at least along road, Dunnock 2 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 , Meadow Pipit 2 , Chaffinch 6 , Goldfinch 15 Chadwick's Field, Linnet 180 fields before Creyke's gate, Reed Bunting 4 . Also Roe Deer 1 .

Richard Sprakes 01/11/2014 Pink-footed Goose 2000 going S at 14.30, Teal 60 , Mallard 100 , Shoveler 10 , Tufted Duck 10 , Marsh Harrier 4 , Sparrowhawk 1 male, Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 6 , Water Rail 1 , Crane 2 from S at 11.00 later at Shoulder o' Mutton then W floods at 15.30, Lapwing 20 , Snipe 6 , Black-headed Gull 75 W, Great Black-backed Gull 1 , Little Owl 1 village end Jone's Cable, Long-tailed Tit 10 Will Pits, Stonechat 10 5 pairs, Goldfinch 24 , Bullfinch 8 Will Pits.

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Martin Warne, Bill Priestley, Dave Hursthouse 01/11/2014 Whooper Swan 14 Heard calling (DH observed flying South), Mute Swan 1 , Pink-footed Goose 2600+ Goole fields, Teal 20 , Pheasant 2 , Little Grebe 1 Bell's Pond, Marsh Harrier 6 1 Juv Male (1 with Green wing tag on right wing), Buzzard 3 , Kestrel 2 , Merlin 1 flew across Bank Top and over Goole fields, Crane 2 1000 acre later observed on pool at Western end of Shearburn & Pitts Tram, Black-headed Gull 30 , Little Owl 1 Derelict building Creyke's Cottages, Great Grey Shrike 1 1000 Acre later flew towards Middle Moor, Goldcrest 2 , Coal Tit 1 , Willow Tit 1 Creyke's Gate, Skylark 12 , Long-tailed Tit 3 , Long-tailed Tit 20 , Starling 10000+ feeding Goole Fields, Fieldfare 45 , Stonechat 8 5 male, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 , Siskin 2 Overhead Bank Top, Linnet 100 on wires leading to Creyke's Gate. Also Roe Deer 1. Red Admiral 1 Blue Bridge. Common Da

Bryan Wainwright 31/10/2014 Pink-footed Goose 700 over Goole Moor some landed others went W, Mallard 7 adults W side pm, Marsh Harrier 5 adult female immature male and 3 juveniles to roost on floods, Peregrine 1 adult Goole Moor, Water Rail 1 , Lapwing 4 , Snipe 2 , Common Gull 1 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 162 , Herring Gull 84 , Great Black-backed Gull 60 , Woodpigeon 240 , Collared Dove 2 perched MillDrain Marsh then off E, Carrion Crow 310 to roost, Skylark 1 , Starling 1600 to roost NE Goole Moor, Fieldfare 56 , Stonechat 2 males, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 , Meadow Pipit 1 , Linnet 40 , Lesser Redpoll 1 .

Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley, Gary Featherstone 30/10/2014 Mute Swan 1 immature W over Goole Moor, Whooper Swan 4 adults W side pm, Pink-footed Goose 2000 at least over Goole Fields half of which came onto moors, Greylag Goose (domestic) 13 , Wigeon 6 , Teal 52 , Mallard 180 , Tufted Duck 2 , Marsh Harrier 4 1 male 1 female 2 juv, Sparrowhawk 1 female, Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 2 , Water Rail 1 , Lapwing 17 , Snipe 3 , Black-headed Gull 234 , Common Gull 5 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 , Great Black-backed Gull 2 , Great Grey Shrike 1 Middle Moor mobile, Magpie 3 , Jay 2 , Goldcrest 5 , Great Tit 1 , Willow Tit 2 Swinefleet Gate and will Pits Scrape, Skylark 14 , Long-tailed Tit 4 , Treecreeper 1 Will Pits Scrape, Wren 3 , Starling 362 many in from E, Blackbird 11 , Fieldfare 700 many in from E, Song Thrush 2 N edge with other thrushes, Redwing 64 , Stonechat 6 , Dunnock 1 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 , Meadow Pipit 2 , Chaffinch 17 feeding on Fisons Rd, Greenfinch 2 , Goldfinch 54 , Linnet 100 before Creykes Gate, Lesser Redpoll 3 , Yellowhammer 1 , Reed Bunting 8 . Also Roe Deer 1 .

Martin Warne 30/10/2014 Whooper Swan 26 4 juvenile at least 22 adult possible 26 as 4 seen on West floods late afternoon, Pink-footed Goose 1000 , Greylag Goose (domestic) 13 , Wigeon 4 , Teal 150 , Mallard 133 , Pheasant 7 , Marsh Harrier 3 1 female 2 juv, Sparrowhawk 1 , Kestrel 2 , Water Rail 1 , Lapwing 58 , Snipe 1 , Black-headed Gull 117 , Common Gull 3 , Great Grey Shrike1 Middle Moor though very mobile, Goldcrest 4 , Great Tit 3 , Willow Tit 1 , Skylark 9 , Long-tailed Tit 5 , Treecreeper 1 , Wren 2 , Starling 158 , Blackbird 6 , Fieldfare 312 , Song Thrush 1 , Redwing 8 , Stonechat 9 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 , Meadow Pipit 3 , Chaffinch 30 feeding on Fisons Rd, Goldfinch 3 , Linnet 140 on wires leading to Creykes Gate, Lesser Redpoll 3 , Bullfinch 2 1 pair amongst Chaffinch, Reed Bunting 5 . Also Common Darter 2, Black Darter 2. 

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Harlequin Ladybird Harmonia axyridis f. spectabilis (Martin Warne 2014) 

 

 

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Bronze Shieldbug Troilus luridus (Martin Warne 2014) 

 

 

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Bronze Shieldbug (Martin Warne 2014) 

 

 

Martin Warne 29/10/2014 Whooper Swan 13 4 juvenile, Pink-footed Goose 502 Skeins of 250, 150, 60 & 42, Teal 22 , Pheasant 26 18 in field leading to Creykes Gate, Cormorant 1 , Marsh Harrier 2 , Sparrowhawk 1 , Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 3 , Moorhen 1 , Snipe 1 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 34 , Great Black-backed Gull 1 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Long-tailed Tit 6 , Wren 6 , Starling 30 , Redwing 17 , Stonechat 7 , Meadow Pipit 5 , Goldfinch 5 , Reed Bunting 3 . Also Fox 1 Bank Top.

Gary Featherstone 29/10/2014 Whooper Swan 5 , Marsh Harrier 4 , Great Grey Shrike 1 Middle Moor, Willow Tit 1 , Long-tailed Tit 16 , Treecreeper 1 , Fieldfare 2 , Stonechat 9 .

Gary Featherstone 28/10/2014 Merlin 1 fields before Creyke's gate feeding on prey.

? 27/10/2014 ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 1 seen 13.30 from train hovering just E of railway N of Hookmoor Farm.

Tom Lowe 27/10/2014 Pink-footed Goose 2090 430, 940, 240, 480 headed W to roost in fields W of moors, Woodpigeon 200 , Skylark 30 , CETTI'S WARBLER 1 called Swinefleet Warping Drain 380m N of gate 09.00 once and twice between 14.00 and 15.00 A NEW SPECIES FOR THORNE MOORS (240th)Rock Pipit 1 .

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Little Owl (Martin Warne 2014) 

Pink-footed Goose 1035 Skeins of 300, 200, 120, 100, 100, 100, 80 & 35, Teal 200 , Pheasant 24 22 in field leading to Creyke's Gate, Marsh Harrier 3 , Sparrowhawk 2 , Buzzard 2 , ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 1 Perched in Goole fields 11.45 possibly feeding then flushed by Common Buzzard, flew towards Goole and lost to sight, Kestrel 2 , Peregrine 1 female hunting low around West floods, Golden Plover 28 Goole Fields (also 200+ in field at side of J4 M18), Snipe 1 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 60 , Great Black-backed Gull 20 , Little Owl 1 Creyke's Cottages, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Goldcrest 2 , Coal Tit 2 Bank Top, Skylark 5 , Wren 2 , Starling 80 , Fieldfare 1 , Redwing 15 , Stonechat 12 around site, Meadow Pipit 1 , Reed Bunting 2 . Also Fox 1 Fisons Rd, mw stonechat thorne moor.1jpg.jpg



















 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stonechat1 (Martin Warne 2014) 

 



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Stonechat2 (Martin Warne 2014) 

 



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Fox1 (Martin Warne 2014) 

 



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Fox2 (Martin Warne 2014) 

 



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Beetle spp Carabus granulatus (Martin Warne 2014) thanks again to Barry Warrington for identification. 

 

 



Roe Deer 2 . Vapourer Moth 1 , Black Darter 5 , Common Darter 1 , Peacock 1 , Hornet 2 .

Bill Priestley 25/10/2014 Pink-footed Goose 800 , Marsh Harrier 2 , Snipe 6 , Great Grey Shrike 1 Middle Moor, Goldcrest 1 , Stonechat 4 , Yellowhammer 1 .

Adrian Scutt 25/10/2014 Gadwall 4 , Shoveler 25 , Marsh Harrier 3 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Coal Tit 1 , Willow Tit 1 , Treecreeper 1 , Redwing 8 , Goldfinch 13 .

Richard Sprakes 25/10/2014 Pink-footed Goose 2000 going E in several skeins till just after midday, Marsh Harrier 5 1 adult female 1 immature male & 3 immatures, Buzzard 4 , ROUGH-LEGGED BUZZARD 1 over Shoulder o' Mutton 11.25 before heading N at midday (LESS THAN 10 PREVIOUS THORNE MOORS RECORDS), Kestrel 6 , Peregrine 1 adult female, Lapwing 40 W, Snipe 4 , Black-headed Gull 75 W, Common Gull 1 , Herring Gull 22 W, Little Owl 1 Creyke's old mill, Great Grey Shrike 1 at Green Belt Scrape at 10.40 attempted to catch passage Skylark then moved to road floods and 1000 Acre then S at 12.15, Skylark 45 S, Starling 8000 from roost apparently at Swinefleet Warping Drain at Goole Fields, Stonechat 4 2 pairs, Lesser Redpoll 3 .

Martin Warne 24/10/2014 Pink-footed Goose 1040 Skeins of 600, 320 & 120, Gadwall 2 , Teal 19 , Mallard 7 , Pheasant 21 18 in field leading to Creyke's Gate, Grey Heron 1 in field leading to Creyke's Gate, Marsh Harrier 3 , Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 2 , Water Rail 1 , Snipe 16 , Kingfisher 1 flew across West end of Fisons Rd towards Green Belt, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 , Great Grey Shrike 1 perched in tree on Middle Moor then mobbed by Reed Buntings, Goldcrest 3 , Willow Tit 2 , Skylark 35 , Wren 2 , Starling 20 , Fieldfare 19 , Stonechat 13 around site, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 , Meadow Pipit 25 , Lesser Redpoll 8 , Bullfinch 3 , Reed Bunting 7 . Also Water Vole 1 Durhams Warping Drain. Brown Hawker 1, Migrant Hawker 3.

Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley 24/10/2014 Pink-footed Goose 380 , Greater Canada Goose 4 , Wigeon 1 Teal 20 , Mallard 40 , Shoveler 17 , Cormorant 1 on Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 2 cream-crowns, Sparrowhawk 1 female, Kestrel 2 , Water Rail 1 , Moorhen 1 Lapwing 21 Snipe 3 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 Herring Gull 6 Great Black-backed Gull 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Magpie 2 , Jay 2 , Blue Tit 2 , Great Tit 2 , Willow Tit 3 1 Will Pits Scrape 2 Bank Top at Goole Moor, Skylark 44 , Long-tailed Tit 12 , Redwing 20 , Robin 4 , Stonechat 2 road, Dunnock 1 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 , Meadow Pipit 52 , Chaffinch 4 , Goldfinch 14 , Siskin 1 , Bullfinch 3 . Roe Deer 6 .

Bryan Wainwright, Gary Featherstone 23/10/2014 Pink-footed Goose 400+ , Greylag Goose (domestic) 4 , Teal 210 , Mallard 100 , Shoveler 11 , Tufted Duck 2 , Pheasant 20 , Marsh Harrier 4 2 female 2 immature, Sparrowhawk 1 male, Buzzard 4 , Kestrel 3 , Water Rail 1 , Snipe 2 , Great Grey Shrike 1 E Boundary Southern Canals and Middle Moor, Magpie 4 , Jay 2 , Goldcrest 6 , Blue Tit 2 , Great Tit 3 , Skylark 43 , Long-tailed Tit 8 , Treecreeper 1 , Wren 4 , Fieldfare 7 , Song Thrush 1 , Robin 12 , Stonechat 3 road, Dunnock 1 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 3 , Meadow Pipit 8 , Chaffinch 10 , Greenfinch 17 , Goldfinch 8 , Linnet 4 , Lesser Redpoll 16 , Yellowhammer 3 . Also Roe Deer 2 , Red Fox 1 Creyke's gate.

Martin Warne 23/10/2014 Pink-footed Goose 610 Skeins of 250 , 120, 100, 80 & 60 Teal 2 , Mallard 11 , Pheasant 31 29 in field leading to Creykes Gate Marsh Harrier 4 , Sparrowhawk 1 , Kestrel 1 , Peregrine 1 , Snipe 5 , Great Grey Shrike 1 Hunting along EBT Jay 1 , Skylark 20 , Wren 2 , Redwing 17 , Stonechat 6 4 male Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 , Meadow Pipit 5 , Linnet 4 , Yellowhammer 1 , Reed Bunting 6 . Also Roe Deer 1 . Common Darter 1 , Fox Moth Caterpillar 1 Main Canal.

Steve Hiner 23/10/2014 Teal 12 , Mallard 17 , Marsh Harrier 1 female New Moor, Buzzard 1 Woodpecker Corner, Stonechat 2 New Moor.

Ian McDonald, Mick Oliver 22/10/2014 Pink-footed Goose 200 NE of Crowle Moor, Greylag Goose (domestic) 26 , Marsh Harrier 2 females, Great Grey Shrike 1 E Boundary and Elmhirst, Fieldfare 10 , Redwing 10 , Stonechat 2 a pr Middle Moor. Also Stoat 1 Fison's Road.

Steve Hiner 22/10/2014 Whooper Swan 3 flying low n w over S+C Floods am, Kestrel 1 , Great Grey Shrike 1 E Boundary Path of Southern Canals (near platform).

Ben Steel 22/10/2014 Pink-footed Goose 362 , Greylag Goose (domestic) 8 Teal 312 Shoveler 1 Water Rail 1 Lapwing 8 Ruff 1 nr Swinefleet old mill, Woodpigeon 212 Jay 1 Willow Tit 4 Bearded Tit 2 NE end Goole Moor at Sinefleet Warping Drain, Skylark 18 Treecreeper 1 Redwing 2 Stonechat 2 Rock Pipit 1 heard near Swinefleet gate FIFTH RECORD FOR THORNE MOORS.. Siskin 4 Lesser Redpoll 5 Bullfinch 6

Bryan Wainwright, Gary Featherstone 22/10/2014 Whooper Swan 3 distant W side, Pink-footed Goose 150 fields N of Crowle Moor, Pheasant 20 , Grey Heron 1 , Marsh Harrier 2 1 female 1 immature, Buzzard 2 , Kestrel 3 , Snipe 3 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 30 , Herring Gull 15 , Great Black-backed Gull 8 , Magpie 4 , Jay 2 , Goldcrest 2 , Starling 110 , Robin 4 , Stonechat 5 road, Dunnock 1 , Tree Sparrow 1 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 3 , Meadow Pipit 8 , Goldfinch 4 , Siskin 1 , Lesser Redpoll 2 , Bullfinch 1 , Yellowhammer 2 . Also Roe Deer 3 .

Bill Priestley 20/10/2014 Teal 1 , Marsh Harrier 2 , Kestrel 2 , Jay 2 , Goldcrest 10 , Redwing 15 , Stonechat 4 , Meadow Pipit 2 , Bullfinch 3 , Yellowhammer 1 , Reed Bunting 3 .

Steve Hiner 20/10/2014 Pink Footed Goose 380 180 east over moor am, 200+ circling over Will Pits late pm, Teal 6 , Mallard 76 , Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 1 , Peregrine 1 female Bank Top, Golden Plover 7 east of moor fields, Greenshank 1 Goole Moor, Snipe 4 , Lesser Black Backed Gull 5 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Green Belt, Jay 2 , Goldcrest 2 Mervyn's Tram in mixed tit flock, Blue Tit 5 2 Green Belt, 3 Mervyn's Tram, Great Tit 2 Mervyn's Tram in mixed tit flock, Long Tailed Tit 46 27 Green Belt, 4 Middle Moor Tram, 15 Mervyn's Tram, Chiffchaff 1 Singing Middle Moor Tram, Wren 2 , Starling 39 Green Belt, Robin 2 , Goldfinch 2 , Reed Bunting 1 . Red Fox 2 . Common Lizard 1 Green Belt, Adder 1 this year's young Green Belt.

Tom Lowe 20/10/2014 Whooper Swan 8 SE over Goole Moor, Pink-footed Goose 61 (and 272 just outside recording area),WHITE-FRONTED GOOSE (European) 1 Moorfields Farm with Pinks 09.40 LESS THAN 10 THORNE MOORS RECORDS, Sparrowhawk 1 , Peregrine 2 juveniles, Snipe 10 SW, Black-headed Gull 750 , Common Gull 60 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 80 , Herring Gull 12 Yellow-legged Gull 3 adults fields just N of Goole Fields Reservoir with other gulls, Caspian Gull 1 adult with other gulls possibly same bird seen as earlier in month, caspsame.jpg













 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caspian Gull (Tom Lowe 2014) 

 

 


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Caspian Gull flight (Tom Lowe 2014) 

 



Skylark 10 SW, Ring Ouzel 1 N edge of Goole Moor, ROCK PIPIT 1 flushed from Goole Moor W side pools by a Sparrowhawk FOURTH THORNE MOORS RECORD, Goldfinch 530 Goole Fields. Of interest 6 adult Cranes were reported coming off sea in N Norfolk yesterday.

Richard Sprakes 19/10/2014 Pink-footed Goose 700 , Marsh Harrier 4 1 female 3 immatures, Buzzard 2 , Kestrel 6 , Peregrine 1 adult female, Swallow 1 S, Stonechat 4 .

Bryan Wainwright, Gary Featherstone 17/10/2014 Whooper Swan 3 in from N landed 1000 Acre floods, Marsh Harrier 5 1 female 4 immatures, Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 3 , Water Rail 2 , Crane 6 E end Goole Moor to S of Swinefleet old mill twice, Golden Plover 1 , Snipe 57 biggest flock 23, Lesser Black-backed Gull 30 , Herring Gull 80 , Great Black-backed Gull 20 , Magpie 4 , Jay 2 , Goldcrest 2 , Coal Tit 1 , Willow Tit 1 Will Pits, Starling 33 , Robin 1 , Stonechat 3 pair road 1 male 1000 Acre, Meadow Pipit 24 , Goldfinch 4 , Reed Bunting 14 . Also Roe Deer 1 , Red Deer 3 2 females and 1 male Blackwater Dike at Will Pits.

Martin Warne 16/10/2014 Teal 28 , Mallard 12 , Pheasant 8 , Little Grebe 1 , Marsh Harrier 2 , Sparrowhawk 1 , Kestrel 4 , Peregrine 1 , Snipe 1 , Collared Dove 1 Creyke's Cottages, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Will Pits Wood, Jay 2 , Goldcrest 8 , Coal Tit 1 Will Pits Wood, Willow Tit 1 Will Pits Wood, Skylark 19 , Long-tailed Tit 8 , Chiffchaff 2 , Treecreeper 1 Will Pits Wood, Wren 6 , Stonechat 2 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 4 , Meadow Pipit 6 , Goldfinch 12 , Linnet 25 , Lesser Redpoll 2 Fisons Rd North overhead, Bullfinch 1 , Reed Bunting 7 . Also Red Deer 5 . Common Lizard 1 . Large White 1 , Red Admiral 2 , Peacock 2 .

Gary Featherstone 16/10/2014 Marsh Harrier 2 , Long-tailed Tit 11 , Stonechat 7 , Reed Bunting 50 .

Martin Warne, Jason King 15/10/2014 Pink-footed Goose 87 skeins of 17 & 70 flying East, Gadwall 2 , Teal 32 , Mallard 45 , Tufted Duck 1 , Pheasant 29 26 in field side of Creykes Gate, Marsh Harrier 4 1 male, Sparrowhawk 1 , Buzzard 4 , Kestrel 7 , Merlin 1 Juvenile Creykes Gate perched in tree with kill, Water Rail 1 calling Fison's Rd, Golden Plover 210 60 & 150 distant flyovers Goole Fields, Lapwing 26 , Snipe 24 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Will Pits Wood, Jay 4 Creyk'es Gate, Goldcrest 2 , Skylark 35 , Long-tailed Tit 1 , Wren 2 , Starling 12 , Fieldfare 30 , Stonechat 10 8 males, Meadow Pipit 2 , Greenfinch 20 Creyke's Gate, Goldfinch 30 , Linnet 13 , Bullfinch 1 , Reed Bunting 9 . Also Red Fox 1 Middle Moor Tram. Hornet 6 Southern Hawker 1 , Migrant Hawker 1 , Common Darter 2 , Black Darter 1 .

Bryan Wainwright, Gary Featherstone 15/10/2014 Wigeon 8 , Shoveler 7 , Marsh Harrier 2 immature, Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 2 , Peregrine 1 immature female, Crane 2 at least heard from Goole Moor, Lesser Black-backed Gull 39 , Herring Gull 12 , Yellow-legged Gull 3 adults Goole Fields, Great Black-backed Gull 2 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Magpie 3 , Jay 1 , Willow Tit 1 Creyke's gate, Skylark 12 , Redwing 15 , Stonechat 1 1000 Acre, Meadow Pipit 6 , Goldfinch 30 , Linnet 30 , Lesser Redpoll 13 , Reed Bunting 4 . Also Roe Deer 3 .

Gary Featherstone 14/10/2014 Marsh Harrier 1 , Buzzard 1 , Magpie 12 , Jay 2 , Goldcrest 2 , Blue Tit 6 , Great Tit 20 , Coal Tit 2 , Willow Tit 1 , Swallow 1 , Long-tailed Tit 10 , Blackbird 9 , Redwing 300 Bell's, Mistle Thrush 6 .

Martin Warne 14/10/2014 Whooper Swan 11 3 or 4 juvenile main pools, 

 

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Whooper Swans (Martin Warne 2014) 

 

 


Teal 82 , Mallard 6 , Pheasant 22 14 in field side of Creyke's Gate, Marsh Harrier 2 , Kestrel 2 , Crane 3 at least but distant and low visibility S of Swinefleet old mill, Snipe 12 , Black-headed Gull 4 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 8 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Top House Farm, Jay 1 , Goldcrest 3 , Willow Tit 1 Creyke's Gate, Skylark 9 , Wren 2 , Starling 21 , Redwing 3 , Mistle Thrush 2 , Stonechat 4 2 pair, Meadow Pipit 13 , Goldfinch 6 , Reed Bunting 10 . Also Red Deer 2 1 young stag, Stoat 2 Hunting along Fison's Rd.

Bryan Wainwright 14/10/2014 Whooper Swan 11 4 immatures on main floods, Wigeon 16 , Gadwall 2 , Teal 20 , Mallard 20 , Shoveler 4 , Tufted Duck 1 , Marsh Harrier 3 2 juveniles 1 female, Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 2 , Golden Plover 1 , Snipe 5 , Black-headed Gull 1 , Common Gull 2 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 14 , Herring Gull 9 , Great Black-backed Gull 18 , Jay 2 , Goldcrest 3 , Willow Tit 1 Creyke's gate, Bearded Tit 4 2 males and 2 females at least maybe twice as many halfway along E-W Fison's Road very mobile, Skylark 2 , Blackbird 3 , Redwing 77 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 , Meadow Pipit 4 , Bullfinch 2 . Also Stoat 1 Fison's Road.

Tom Lowe 13/10/2014 Marsh Harrier 4 juveniles, Buzzard 4 , Peregrine 1 , Crane 6 adults commuting from ploughed field S of Swinefleet old mill to E side Goole Moor appeared to be of 3 pairs, Yellow-legged Gull 9 adult fields N and E of moors, Skylark 190 E in 3 hours. tl moor cranes.jpg











 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cranes (Tom Lowe 2014) 

 

Steve Hiner 13/10/2014 Shoveler 1 female, Mill Drain Buzzard 1 Bank Top, Kestrel 2 Green Belt, Jay 1 Will Pits, Goldfinch 29 Will Pits.

Bryan Wainwright 13/10/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 7 , Wigeon 1 , Gadwall 38 , Teal 292 , Mallard 83 , Shoveler 14 , Marsh Harrier 4 3 juveniles 1 female, Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 2 , Moorhen 1 , Crane 6 adults from ploughed field S of Swinefleet old mill to E side Goole Moor, Lapwing 67 , Snipe 3 , Black-headed Gull 53 , Common Gull 2 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 20 , Herring Gull 20 , Yellow-legged Gull 1 adult on pools W end Goole Moor, Great Black-backed Gull 4 , Woodpigeon 60 , Jay 4 , Goldcrest 1 ,Bearded Tit 2 male and female halfway along E-W Fison's Road very mobile, Skylark 8 , Wren 1 , Song Thrush 1 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 , Meadow Pipit 3 , Linnet 40 fields before Creyke's gate. Also Wood Mouse 1 nearly ran over my foot W end Goole Moor as pursued by Weasel 1, Roe Deer 2.

Bryan Wainwright, Richard Sprakes, Jim Snowden 12/10/2014 Pink-footed Goose 230 going E, Greylag Goose (domestic) 25 Goole Moor/Fields, Wigeon 1 , Teal 90 , Mallard 50 , Shoveler 5 , Tufted Duck 1 , Marsh Harrier 4 3 juveniles 1 female, Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 6 , Peregrine 1 immature female, Water Rail 2 , Moorhen 2 , Crane 6 adults Goole Moor, Golden Plover 1 , Lapwing 27 , Snipe 8 , Black-headed Gull 50 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 , Herring Gull 18 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Magpie 2 , Jay 2 , Jackdaw 1 calling over Goole Moor, Carrion Crow 30 , Goldcrest 4 , Great Tit 2 , Willow Tit 5 3 tit flock along road 2 Will Pits,Bearded Tit 4 probable number calling halfway along E-W Fison's Road seemed very mobile but unseen in fog, Skylark 8 , Long-tailed Tit 26 , Chiffchaff 3 , Wren 3 , Blackbird 2 , Robin 10 , Stonechat 12 along road, Dunnock 1 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 3 , Meadow Pipit 6 , Rock Pipit 1 flew along E-W road at Middle Moor tram at road going E calling. THIRD record for Thorne Moors (BPW, RJS, JS) Chaffinch 4 , Goldfinch 8 Chadwick's Field, Linnet 300 fields before Creyke's gate, Lesser Redpoll 1 , Bullfinch 5 , Reed Bunting 40 . Also Roe Deer 3 , Red Deer 3 Will Pits.

Rob Watson 10/10/2014 Marsh Harrier 7 1 female others immatures, Buzzard 1 Kestrel 5 Peregrine 1 over Will Pits gaining height soaring N, Crane 4 Shoulder o' Mutton then flew to Goole Moor early pm, Snipe 4 flushed by Marsh Harrier, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Crowle, Willow Tit 3 1 NE sheds 1 Will Pits 1 Crowle, Swallow 3 low S, Chiffchaff 1 singing, Stonechat 5 2 pr & single male  floods, Bullfinch 4 NE sheds. Also Roe Deer 2 , Red Deer 2 roaring. 

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Stonechat (Rob Watson 2014) 

 

 



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Roe Deer (Rob Watson 2014) 

 

 

Tom Lowe 09/10/2014 Garganey 1 immature Goole Moor E pools, Peregrine 3 immatures together Goole Moor. Crane 6 adults stubble field S of Swinefleet old mill with gulls. Caspian Gull 1 adult field S of Swinefleet old mill with other gulls and Cranes. 

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Caspian Gull & Cranes (Tom Lowe 2014) 

 



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Cranes (Tom Lowe 2014) 

 

 


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Garganey (Tom Lowe 2014) 

 

 

Bryan Wainwright, Gary Featherstone 09/10/2014 Gadwall 1 , Teal 350 , Mallard 30 , Pintail 3 2 males 1 female Will Pits Scrape, Shoveler 41 , Tufted Duck 3 , Marsh Harrier 2 female and immature, Buzzard 2 , Kestrel 5 , Moorhen 1 , Crane 6 adults off of field S of Swinefleet old mill towards N of Crowle Moor, Golden Plover 3 , Lapwing 22 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 8 , Caspian Gull 1 adult field S of Swinefleet old mill with other gulls and Cranes (found by Tom Lowe), Woodpigeon 30 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Magpie 2 , Jay 3 , Goldcrest 2 , Willow Tit 1 Paraffin, Skylark 58 parties moving E, Chiffchaff 1 , Stonechat 3 along road, Meadow Pipit 4 , Goldfinch 76 , Linnet 100 , Bullfinch 3 Paraffin, Reed Bunting 4 . Also Roe Deer 3 .

Martin Warne 08/10/2014 Tufted Duck 1 female, Pheasant 31 , Little Grebe 1 , Marsh Harrier 4 1 Male, Kestrel 2 , Lapwing 140 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 , Jay 1 , Jackdaw 2 , Skylark 115 , Chiffchaff 1 , Mistle Thrush 2 Creykes Crossing, Stonechat 6 4 males, Wheatear 1 Female (Blue Bridge), Tree Sparrow 3 Creyke's Crossing, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 , Meadow Pipit 1 , Linnet 6 , Reed Bunting 8 .

Steve Hiner 08/10/2014 Mallard 4 New Moor, Marsh Harrier 1 New Moor, Buzzard 1 Will Pits Scrape, Kestrel 2 , Peregrine 1 male Green Belt, Wheatear 1 female Blue Bridge, Goldfinch 12 Will Pits. Also Red Fox 1 Bank Top.

Tom Lowe 08/10/2014 Garganey 1 immature Goole Moor E pools, Peregrine 3 immatures together Goole Moor. Yellow-legged Gull 12 fields NE of moors, Goldcrest 6 , Willow Tit 1 , Chiffchaff 15 , Stonechat 2 male and female Goole Moor.

Peter Hinks, Barry Thompson 08/10/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 150 , Shoveler 2 , Marsh Harrier 2 , Sparrowhawk 1 , Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 1 , Crane 6 E end Goole mMoor Tram, Snipe 1 , Redwing 5 Goole Moor, Stonechat 3 , Wheatear 1 female road at MMT, Goldfinch 70 .

Bryan Wainwright, Gary Featherstone, Bill Priestley 08/10/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 200 , Greater Canada Goose 1 , Wigeon 2 , Gadwall 1 , Teal 300 , Mallard 50 , Shoveler 18 , Marsh Harrier 4 4 juveniles, Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 2 , Peregrine 3 immatures together Goole Moor. Water Rail 1 , Crane 6 adults over Will Pits to fields N of Crowle Moor, Lapwing 40 , Snipe 2 , Black-headed Gull 100 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 14 , Herring Gull 6 , Great Black-backed Gull 1 , Woodpigeon 150 , Jay 2 , Great Tit 1 , Willow Tit 1 Will Pits Scrape, Skylark 9 , Chiffchaff 1 , Wren 4 , Robin 2 , Stonechat 2 along road, Wheatear 1 female near MMT on road, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 , Meadow Pipit 8 , Linnet 160 , Bullfinch 1 , Reed Bunting 6 . Also Rabbit 1 with myx'i Will Pits.

Tom Lowe 07/10/2014 Pink-footed Goose 40 to roost on moors pm, Greylag Goose (domestic) 520 to roost on moors pm, Marsh Harrier 6 inc. green tagged bird, Crane 9 probably; 6 adults commuting between fields and moors and 3 others one of which a juvenile, Yellow-legged Gull 5 .

Steve Hiner 07/10/2014 Crane 6 adult fields E of Bank Top then flew over Crowle Moor then to Goole Moor, Marsh Harrier 1 male Will Pits, Buzzard 1 Bank Top, Kestrel 1 NNR shed, Greenshank 1 Will Pits Scrape, Willow Tit 2 Mervyn's Tram. Also Common Frog 1 Mervyn's Tram.

Ben Steel 07/10/2014 Pink-footed Goose 168 skeins of 124 and 44 PF goose over W, Greylag Goose (domestic) 135 , Greater Canada Goose 1 , Wigeon 12 , Gadwall 38 , Teal 500+ , Pintail 2 female, Shoveler 20 , Tufted Duck 5 , Cormorant 2 over separately, Grey Heron 2 over, Marsh Harrier 5 all creamcrown including 1 with green wing tags, too far to read numbers, Buzzard 2 , Kestrel 5 , Peregrine 1 juvenile, Water Rail 2 Bank Top, Moorhen 6 , Crane 6 adult fields E of Bank Top then flew to Goole Moor, Snipe 3 , Common Gull 5 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 63 , Herring Gull 8 , Yellow-legged Gull 14 Goole Moor with other gulls, Great Black-backed Gull 5 , Jay 3 , Goldcrest 5 , Willow Tit 1 Pony Bridge, Chiffchaff 5 , Stonechat 3 , Grey Wagtail 1 Thorne Waste Drain at Pony Bridge Wood, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 .

Martin Warne 07/10/2014 Pink-footed Goose 48 , Greylag Goose 2 , Teal 22 , Mallard 10 , Shoveler 20 , Tufted Duck 1 female, Pheasant 22 18 in field side of Creykes Gate, Grey Heron 1 , Marsh Harrier 3 , Kestrel 2 , Lapwing 16 , Greenshank 9 , Snipe 5 , Black-headed Gull 105 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 76 , Skylark 11 , Chiffchaff 2 , Stonechat 12 6 pair, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 , Meadow Pipit 6 , Reed Bunting 15 .

Bryan Wainwright 07/10/2014 Pink-footed Goose 46 , Greylag Goose (domestic) 22 , Wigeon 4 , Gadwall 8 , Teal 90 , Mallard 50 , Pintail 2 immature/female on water S bend with Teal, Shoveler 22 , Tufted Duck 4 Will Pits Scrape, Grey Heron 2 , Marsh Harrier 4 , Kestrel 5 , Lapwing 7 , Snipe 4 , Common Gull 2 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 60 gulls flew so not checked/counted properly, Herring Gull 2 , Yellow-legged Gull 1 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Magpie 2 , Jay 1 , Carrion Crow 22 , Goldcrest 1 , Blue Tit 1 , Willow Tit 1 Will Pits Scrape, Skylark 37 , Swallow 1 E over floods, Chiffchaff 1 , Blackbird 3 , Robin 8 , Stonechat 1 female along Fison's Road, Dunnock 3 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 , Meadow Pipit 16 , Chaffinch 4 , Goldfinch 12 , Linnet 85 , Reed Bunting 18 . Also Red Deer 8 2 Will Pits 6 fields N of Crowle Moor.

Steve Hiner 06/10/2014 Marsh Harrier 2 male New Moor, female W floods, Kestrel 2 1 NNR shed 1 W floods, Great Black Backed Gull 2 W floods, Goldfinch 7 Will Pits. Also Red Fox 1 Middle Moor Tram at road.

Rob Watson 05/10/2014 Pink-footed Goose 40 , Greylag Goose (domestic) 50 , Greater Canada Goose 1 , Marsh Harrier 4 , Sparrowhawk 1 , Buzzard 11 1 Crowle 3 Pony Brige wood  5 soaring high 2 eastern fields, Kestrel 2 , Crane 6. Pair seen SOM 1 other bird (head) 100 yds away after 15 min pair flew low to Goole Moor then shortly after 4 heads counted together SOM did not see pair return from Goole but was distracted from time to time. 

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Cranes (Rob Watson 2014) 

 

 


Snipe 1 flushed Middle Moor Tram, Chiffchaff 1 singing   WPS area.

Bryan Wainwright, Richard Sprakes 05/10/2014 Pink-footed Goose 102 going E, Greylag Goose (domestic) 180 Goole Moor/Fields, Teal 350 , Mallard 30 , Shoveler 42 , Cormorant 1 N, Little Grebe 2 Green Belt floods, Marsh Harrier 5 3 juveniles 1 male 1 female, Sparrowhawk 1 female Goole Moor, Buzzard 13 5 passed high S together, Kestrel 3 , Kestrel 3 , Peregrine 1 immature attacked Jay at one point, Water Rail 3 , Moorhen 6 , Crane 4 Shoulder o' Mutton Tram, Lapwing 60 , Dunlin 1 , Snipe 9 , Black-headed Gull 47 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 4 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Magpie 7 , Jay 8 5 together Goole Moor one chased by Peregrine got away by landing in open, Carrion Crow 8 , Goldcrest 2 , Goldcrest 7 , Great Tit 4 , BEARDED TIT 4 (2 males & 2 females) calling then seen very well halfway along E-W Fison's Road at 11.50 to 12. 25 then low across floods N (RJS, BPW, David Ball). This is BPW 200th species on Thorne Moors. Skylark 152 lot moving straight through and 80+ in one flock fields N of Crowle Moor, Long-tailed Tit 8 , Chiffchaff 2 , Wren 4 , Blackbird 3 , Song Thrush 2 , Mistle Thrush 6 , Robin 8 , Stonechat 8 along road, Dunnock 1 , Dunnock 1 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 5 , Meadow Pipit 17 , Chaffinch 12 , Goldfinch 90 Chadwick's Field, Siskin 3 , Siskin 3 , Linnet 14 , Lesser Redpoll 1 , Bullfinch 2 , Yellowhammer 2 , Reed Bunting 49 . Roe Deer 4 . Grass Snake 1 Blackwater Dyke path at Will Pits (c45 cms).

Bryan Wainwright, Gary Featherstone 03/10/2014 Pink-footed Goose 82 , Wigeon 2 Goole Moor, Teal 540 , Mallard 80 , Shoveler 10 , Marsh Harrier 6 4 juveniles 1 male 1 female, Sparrowhawk 1 , Buzzard 3 , Kestrel 4 , Water Rail 2 , Crane 2 Goole Moor, Snipe 14 , Black-headed Gull 220 , Common Gull 3 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 220 , Yellow-legged Gull 3 with other gulls fields before Creyke's gate, Jay 3 , Carrion Crow 14 , Goldcrest 1 , Great Tit 5 , Willow Tit 1 Will Pits, Skylark 19 , Chiffchaff 1 , Stonechat 11 along road, Wheatear 1 female approach to Creyke's gate, Dunnock 1 , Tree Sparrow 1 on road at Green Belt, Grey Wagtail 1 Swinefleet Warping Drain Goole Moor, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 , Meadow Pipit 10 , Greenfinch 6 , Goldfinch 10 , Siskin 1 , Reed Bunting 22 . Red Deer 1 roaring Will Pits, Roe Deer 1.

Ian McDonald, Mick Oliver 01/10/2014 Teal 50+ , Marsh Harrier 2 , Kestrel 1 , Lapwing 65 , Snipe 1 .

Rob Watson 01/10/2014 Pink-footed Goose  55 15 floods then east & 40 over south, Teal 40 , Shoveler 8 floods, Little Grebe 1 Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 6 male female and 4 juveniles, Common Buzzard 2 Crowle, Kestrel 1 floods, Hobby 1 couple of forays over floods from Will Pits 2 sightings presumed same bird, Water Rail 3 Middle Moor area, Lapwing 100+ mainly over Goole Moor some Will Pits Scrape, Willow Tit 1 Crowle, Chiffchaff 1 singing Will Pits Scrape area Reed Bunting 12 .

Martin Warne 30/09/2014 Teal 101 , Mallard 52 , Shoveler 12 , Pheasant 17 , Marsh Harrier 4 1 male, Kestrel 1 , Peregrine 1 , Lapwing 49 , Snipe 1 , Black-headed Gull 257 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 40 , Goldcrest 1 , Skylark 2 , Chiffchaff 4 , Wren 7 , Starling 32 , Blackbird 1 , Stonechat 20 11 male around site, Yellow Wagtail 1 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 , Meadow Pipit 5 , Linnet c 120 fields leading to Creyke's Gate, Reed Bunting 11 .

Bryan Wainwright, Gary Featherstone 29/09/2014 Teal 20 , Mallard 30 , Grey Heron 3 Chadwick's Field, Marsh Harrier 2 juveniles, Kestrel 3 , Snipe 1 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 , Magpie 6 , Jay 1 , Carrion Crow 20 , Goldcrest 8 , Great Tit 2 , Willow Tit 1 Bell's, Skylark 4 , Chiffchaff 3 , Starling 50 , Blackbird 4 , Song Thrush 1 , Robin 15 , Stonechat 5 2 males 1 female 2 juveniles W Boundary, Dunnock 1 , Grey Wagtail 1 Recreation Ground, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 , Meadow Pipit 4 , Chaffinch 2 , Greenfinch 4 , Goldfinch 16 , Linnet 100 , Bullfinch 2 , Yellowhammer 3 , Reed Bunting 8 .

Tom Lowe 29/09/2014 Hen Harrier 1 juvenile Goole Moor, Yellow-legged Gull 6 , Caspian Gull 1 3rd Winter near Red House Farm with other gulls,

Gary Featherstone 28/09/2014 Pink-footed Goose 40 , Grey Partridge 12 fields outside Creyke's Gate, Dunlin 1 , Linnet 500 fields outside Creyke's Gate.

Tom Lowe 28/09/2014 Marsh Harrier 6 , Peregrine 2 juveniles on logs on pools E end Goole Moor, Buzzard 6 , Merlin 1 .

Adrian Scutt 28/09/2014 Teal 250 , Pintail 5 , Shoveler 22 , Water Rail 1 , Snipe 10 , Jay 5 , Treecreeper 1 Will Pits, Goldfinch 10 .

Richard J Sprakes 28/09/2014 Pink-footed Goose 55 , Greater Canada Goose 5 , Teal 200 , Pintail 5 , Shoveler 20 , Tufted Duck 6 , HONEY-BUZZARD 1 pale S over floods 13.35, Marsh Harrier 9 immatures, Hen Harrier 1 ringtail, Sparrowhawk 2 , Buzzard 6 , Kestrel 7 , Merlin 1 immature/female, Peregrine 1 female, Lapwing 200 , Ruff 1 , Snipe 8 , Yellow-legged Gull 1 adult, Barn Owl 1 Crowle Moor, Green Woodpecker 1 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Rook 250 Crowle Moor, Swallow 25 , Chiffchaff 6 , Stonechat 4 2 pr.

Bryan Wainwright, Gary Featherstone 26/09/2014 Teal 317 , Shoveler 3 , Marsh Harrier 4 cream-crowns, Hen Harrier 1 ringtail Goole Moor, Buzzard 4 , Peregrine 1 immature female W side, Water Rail 2 1 seen on E end Goole Moor Tram, Moorhen 2 , Lapwing 113 , Snipe 2 , Black-headed Gull 19 , Magpie 2 , Jay 1 , Willow Tit 1 Bank Top Goole Moor, Skylark 5 , Swallow 8 , House Martin 5 , Long-tailed Tit 10 , Chiffchaff 2 , Starling 20 , Blackbird 1 , Robin 2 , Stonechat 1 male Creyke's, Tree Sparrow 15 fields before Creyke's gate, Grey Wagtail 1 Swinefleet Warping Drain Goole Moor, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 , Meadow Pipit 21 , Greenfinch 3 , Linnet 200 fields before Creyke's gate, Reed Bunting 12 . Also Red Fox 1 E end Goole Moor Tram.

Steve Hiner 25/09/2014 Teal 275 , Mallard 112 , Marsh Harrier 2 1 male 1 female Goole Moor, Buzzard 1 Bank Top, Hobby 1 Will Pits, Lapwing 27 Goole Moor, Snipe 1 Goole Moor, Jay 2 Will Pits, Tree Sparrow 200+ fields outside Creyke's Gate, Goldfinch 39 Will Pits. Also Comma 2.

Steve Hiner 23/09/2014 Teal 57 , Mallard 121 , Sparrowhawk 1 female soaring over Pony Bridge Marsh with 6 Buzzards, Buzzard 7 1 Bank Top Scott's shed, 6 kettling over Pony Bridge Marsh, Kestrel 1 Swinefleet Gate, Hobby 1 Will Pits, Snipe 8 Blue Bridge, Jay 2 Will Pits, Willow Tit 2 NNR shed, Chiffchaff 2 NNR shed, Tree Creeper 1 Pony Bridge Marsh, Wren 1 NNR shed, Robin 1 Pony Bridge Wood, Goldfinch 29 Will Pits. Common Lizard 1 Will Pits Scrape viewing mound, Adder 1 Will Pits Scrape Bank Top. Also Comma 1.

Ian McDonald 23/09/2014 Wigeon 4 , Gadwall 4 , Teal 100 , Peregrine 1 , Moorhen 3 , Snipe 20 going E, Jay 1 .

Tom Lowe 23/09/2014 Pink-footed Goose 11 ESE over Goole Moor, Wigeon 5 pools E end Goole Moor, Teal 350 pools E end Goole Moor, Marsh Harrier 4 , Peregrine 2 adult and juvenile, Lesser Black-backed Gull 180 but only 22 later Fields before Creyke's gate, Herring Gull 2 , Yellow-legged Gull 11 but only 22 later Fields before Creyke's gate, Caspian Gull 1 late pm in fresh plough in centre of windfarm with YLG and LBBG, Willow Tit 2 Bank Top, Chiffchaff 1 , Grey Wagtail 1 pools W end Goole Moor.

Steve Hiner 23/09/2014 Sparrowhawk 1 female Pony Bridge Marsh, Buzzard 6 Pony Bridge Marsh.

Martin Warne 23/09/2014 Teal 149 , Mallard 125 , Shoveler 10 , Tufted Duck 4 1 male, Pheasant 9 , Little Grebe 3 , Marsh Harrier 2 , Buzzard 2 , Kestrel 3 , Hobby 1 , Water Rail 1 , Lapwing 10 , Jack Snipe 1 possible West floods, Snipe 12 , Jay 2 , Goldcrest 2 , Willow Tit 5 , Wren 2 , Swallow 30 , Long-tailed Tit 9 , Chiffchaff 1 , Whinchat 3 West end of Blackwater Dike, 

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Whinchats (Martin Warne 2014) 

 



Stonechat 4 2 male 2 female, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 , Meadow Pipit 13 , Linnet 19 , Reed Bunting 2 .

Bryan Wainwright 23/09/2014 Teal 6 , Mallard 11 , Shoveler 1 , Little Grebe 1 Green Belt Scrape, Marsh Harrier 1 juvenile, Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 2 , Moorhen 3 , Common Gull 4 , Woodpigeon 8 , Magpie 8 , Carrion Crow 5 , Goldcrest 8 , Blue Tit 2 , Great Tit 4 , Willow Tit 1 Inkle Moor, Skylark 7 , Swallow 3 , House Martin 3 , Long-tailed Tit 7 , Chiffchaff 6 , Wren 8 , Blackbird 14 , Mistle Thrush 2 , Robin 25 , Dunnock 4 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 3 , Meadow Pipit 13 , Chaffinch 8 , Greenfinch 3 , Goldfinch 42 , Linnet 6 , Bullfinch 2 , Yellowhammer 2 , Reed Bunting 1 .

Bryan Wainwright 23/09/2014 Teal 6 , Mallard 11 , Shoveler 1 , Little Grebe 1 Green Belt Scrape, Marsh Harrier 1 juvenile, Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 2 , Moorhen 3 , Common Gull 4 , Woodpigeon 8 , Magpie 8 , Carrion Crow 5 , Goldcrest 8 , Blue Tit 2 , Great Tit 4 , Willow Tit 1 Inkle Moor, Skylark 7 , Swallow 3 , House Martin 3 , Long-tailed Tit 7 , Chiffchaff 6 , Wren 8 , Blackbird 14 , Mistle Thrush 2 , Robin 25 , Dunnock 4 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 3 , Meadow Pipit 13 , Chaffinch 8 , Greenfinch 3 , Goldfinch 42 , Linnet 6 , Bullfinch 2 , Yellowhammer 2 , Reed Bunting 1 .

Steve Hiner 22/09/2014 Marsh Harrier 1 male, New Moor, Buzzard 1 New Moor, Kestrel 3 being mobbed by crows Creyke's, Snipe 2 Southern Canals, Willow Tit 2 NNR shed, Stonechat 2 Pony Bridge Marsh. Common Lizard 1 NNR shed.

Tom Lowe 22/09/2014 Lesser Black-backed Gull 14 Goole Fields Reservoir, Yellow-legged Gull 20 Goole Fields Reservoir.

Bryan Wainwright 22/09/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 30 , Wigeon 5 , Gadwall 1 , Teal 761 A RECORD COUNT FOR THORNE MOORS, Mallard 22 , Shoveler 12 , Marsh Harrier 6 juveniles and females, Hen Harrier 1 ringtail N end Goole Moor 09.30, Sparrowhawk 1 , Buzzard 2 , Kestrel 6 , Hobby 2 adult Bank Top Goole Moor immature Goole Moor, Peregrine 2 immature female Goole Moor adult male Middle Moor, Water Rail 2 , Moorhen 5 , Golden Plover 7 all singles, Lapwing 40 , Wood Sandpiper1 seen with 4 Snipe over Goole Moor giving 'gip' alarm call three times over me, Snipe 13 , Black-headed Gull 50 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 280 most as with other gulls fields before Creyke's gate, Herring Gull 14 , Yellow-legged Gull 2 , Great Black-backed Gull 6 , Woodpigeon 8 , Collared Dove 2 Creyke's crossing, Barn Owl 1 flushed from birch E end Goole Moor Tram flew to E end Blackwater Dike and perched, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 , Magpie 1 , Jay 2 , Jackdaw 1 fields before Creyke's gate, Carrion Crow 60 , Goldcrest 1 , Blue Tit 1 , Willow Tit 1 NE shed, Skylark 45 mainly going E or in arable, Swallow 18 , House Martin 9 , Long-tailed Tit 4 , Chiffchaff 4 , Wren 7 , Starling 44 , Blackbird 2 , Mistle Thrush 2 , Robin 7 , Stonechat 9 5 males 4 females type Fison's Road N, Goole Moor & Middle Moor, Dunnock 2 , House Sparrow 22 Creyke's crossing, Grey Wagtail 1 pools W end Goole Moor tram, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 3 , Meadow Pipit 72 mainly grounded, Chaffinch 18 , Greenfinch 1 , Goldfinch 10 , Linnet 140 fields before Creyyke's gate, Bullfinch 1 , Reed Bunting 38 . Also Roe Deer 5 , Red Deer 6 Goole Moor, Brown Rat 1 fields before Creyke's gate. Common Lizard 2 NNR shed. Comma 1,Red Admiral few, Small Tortoiseshell 1, Speckled Wood 3, Large White few. Black Darter many, Southern Hawker 2.

Bryan Wainwright, Richard Sprakes, Gary Featherstone 21/09/2014 Pink-footed Goose 79 going E, Greylag Goose (domestic) 250 Goole Moor/Fields, Gadwall 6 , Teal 350 , Mallard 150 , Shoveler 35 , Tufted Duck 4 , Grey Heron 1 , Marsh Harrier 7 juveniles and females, Buzzard 5 , Kestrel 3 , Hobby 1 , Water Rail 1 , Moorhen 6 , Golden Plover 1 , Lapwing 1 , Ruff 1 , Green Sandpiper 2 , Redshank 1 , Snipe 5 , Black-headed Gull 1 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 60 , Stock Dove 4 , Woodpigeon 23 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Magpie 4 , Jay 8 , Carrion Crow 40 , Goldcrest 10 , Blue Tit 2 , Great Tit 2 , Willow Tit 5 1 Blackwater Dike, 1 Goole Moor Tram E end, 2 Will Pits, 1 Middle Moor Tram N end, Skylark 36 mainly going E or in arable, Swallow 17 , House Martin 1 , Long-tailed Tit 12 , Chiffchaff 2 , Wren 6 , Starling 1 , Blackbird 4 , Robin 9 , Stonechat 7 Fison's Road N & Goole Moor, Wheatear 1 female along Fison's Road, Dunnock 2 , Yellow Wagtail 1 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 7 , Meadow Pipit 208 many moving E, Greenfinch 2 , Goldfinch 9 , Linnet 200 fields before Creyyke's gate, Lesser Redpoll 1 , Bullfinch 2 , Reed Bunting 38 . Also Roe Deer 1 . Common Lizard 4 NNR shed. Red Admiral few, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Speckled Wood 3, Large White 1.

Martin Warne 20/09/2014 Greylag Goose 55 , Teal 51 , Mallard 76 , Pintail 3 On pool at Blue Bridge then flew NE, Shoveler 13 , Pheasant 2 , Little Grebe 3 , Marsh Harrier 6 1 male, Buzzard 3 , Kestrel 3 , Hobby 1 , Peregrine 1 Female, Lapwing 12 , Snipe 6 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 , Jay 3 , Willow Tit 1 , Chiffchaff 2 , Stonechat 5 2 males, Wheatear 2 1 Fisons Rd North 1 Blue Bridge, Meadow Pipit 10 , Linnet 250 two large flocks in fields to Creykes Gate, Reed Bunting 10 .

Gary Featherstone 19/09/2014 Marsh Harrier 2 , Hobby 2 , Willow Tit 1 , Long-tailed Tit 6 .

James Hincliffe 18/09/2014 Kingfisher 1 Longthorpe's, Whinchat 3 Longthorpe's.

Steve Hiner 18/09/2014 Teal 176 35 Paraffin, 320 Shoulder o' Mutton, Mallard 355 62 Paraffin, 115 Shoulder o' Mutton, Pintail 6 4 male, 2 female N over Goole Moor, Marsh Harrier 7 1 male 3 imm New Moor, 1 female 2 imm (inc. 1 diving for and missing Teal) Shoulder o' Mutton, Sparrowhawk 1 male Will Pits, Buzzard 1 Will Pits, Kestrel 1 NNR shed, Hobby 2 Will Pits, Green Sandpiper 1 New Moor, Jay 2 Will Pits, Blue Tit 2 NNR shed, Willow Tit 2 NNR shed, Swallow 129 Paraffin, L T Tit 7 NNR shed, Chiffchaff 1 NNR shed singing, Robin 1 NNR shed, Meadow Pipit 25 Paraffin, Reed Bunting 12 Shoulder o' Mutton. Also Roe Deer 4 1 female & twins Will Pits, 1 male Shoulder o' Mutton, Red Fox 1 Will Pits.

Steve Hiner 16/09/2014 Teal 127 New Moor, Mallard 352 New Moor, Marsh Harrier 1 female New Moor, Sparrowhawk 1 male Bank Top, Buzzard 1 Bell's, Kestrel 1 Bell's, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Bell's, Jay 4 2 Green Belt, 2 Will Pits, Blue Tit 2 New Moor, Willow Tit 2 NNR shed, Long-tailed Tit 7 Angle Drain, Chiffchaff 1 Green Belt singing, Willow Warbler 7 Angle Drain, Reed Bunting 1 Green Belt. Also Stoat 1 Inkle Flatts, Pygmy Shrew 1 (dead) New Moor. Adder 4 1 male Bank Top Will Pits Scrape, 3 males Green Belt, Common Lizard 4 3 Green Belt, 1 Will Pits Scrape viewing mound log.

Tom Lowe 17/09/2014 Marsh Harrier 5 male female & 3 juveniles, Hen Harrier 1 ringtail S over Goole Fields, Hobby 2 , Wheatear 1 .

Bryan Wainwright 17/09/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 18 Gool Moor/Fields, Greater Canada Goose 44 Gool Moor/Fields, Teal 70 , Mallard 20 , Shoveler 5 , Tufted Duck 2 , Little Grebe 1 , Marsh Harrier 2 juveniles, Lapwing 2 , Snipe 6 , Black-headed Gull 1 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 40 inc. 1 moribund Woodside, others unidentified, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Jay 1 , Carrion Crow 8 , Goldcrest 5 , Skylark 1 , Swallow 8 , Robin 2 , Stonechat 2 a pr Creyke's, Tree Sparrow 20 fields before Creyyke's gate, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 , Meadow Pipit 24 , Linnet 35 , Yellowhammer 1 , Reed Bunting 10 . Also Roe Deer 2 .

Richard J Sprakes 14/09/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 11 , Greater Canada Goose 62 , Mallard 45 , Shoveler 30 , Little Grebe 2 , Marsh Harrier 7 , Sparrowhawk 1 , Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 7 , Hobby 4 , Water Rail 1 . Lapwing 85 , Dunlin 1 , Green Sandpiper 2 , Snipe 15 , Jay 3 , Swallow 200 , Long-tailed Tit 9 , Chiffchaff 6 , Stonechat 1 female, Meadow Pipit 11 .

Martin Warne 12/09/2014 Greylag Goose 188 , Wigeon 19 , Mallard 133 , Shoveler 9 , Pheasant 2 , Marsh Harrier 3 females, Hobby 3 , Kestrel 3 , Peregrine 1 , Lapwing 104 , Snipe 25 23 feeding and roosting on pool West of Fisons Rd N, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 observed feeding in Will Pits Wood, Jay 1 , Willow Tit 2 , Swallow 18 , Long-tailed Tit 2 , Chiffchaff 2 , Wren 2 , Meadow Pipit 5 , Reed Bunting 2 . 

 

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Common Lizard (Martin Warne 2014) 

 

 

Steve Hiner 11/09/2014 Marsh Harrier 1 male S+C Floods, Buzzard 1 Will Pits Scrape, Lapwing 29 S+C Floods, Willow Tit 2 NNR shed, Goldfinch 3 Creyke's. Also Roe Deer 2 Top House Farm. Common Lizard 6 NNR Shed.

Martin Warne 11/09/2014 Pink-footed Goose 1 Amongst Greylags on Shearburn & Pitts Drain, Greylag Goose 283 , Greater Canada Goose 7 , Wigeon 4 , Gadwall 2 , Teal 85 , Mallard 85 , Shoveler 6 , Marsh Harrier 3 females, Buzzard 2 , Kestrel 1 Mobbing Peregrine, Hobby 1 , Peregrine 1 , Lapwing 8 , Snipe 18 12 feeding & roosting pools W of Fisons Rd North 6 in flight Shearburn & Pitts Drain, Skylark 2 Creyke's Gate, Swallow 5 , Long-tailed Tit 2 , Grasshopper Warbler 1 Blackwater Dyke, Sedge Warbler 1 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 , Meadow Pipit 5 , Reed Bunting 30 .

Steve Hiner 10/09/2014 Sparrowhawk 1 female Will Pits, Buzzard 1 Pony Bridge Marsh, Hobby 1 Green Belt, Willow Tit 2 NNR shed.

Steve Hiner 09/09/2014 Buzzard 2 Top House Farm, Hobby 1 Will Pits Scrape, Peregrine 1 Mill Drain Marsh, Willow Tit 2 NNR shed. Red Deer 2 Will Pits, Hare 1 Paraffin. Adder 1 male NNR shed metal barrier; Common Lizard 9 3 NNR shed, 6 Will Pits Scrape viewing mound on log.

Tom Lowe 09/09/2014 Pink-footed Goose 1 with greylags Goole Fields, Greylag Goose 550 Goole Moor/Fields, Marsh Harrier 3 Goole Moor/Fields, Hen Harrier 1 ringtail Goole Fields/Moor, Hobby 4 2 adults and 2 juveniles Goole Moor (SE744175), Crane 2 heard near Will Pits.

Dirk Rigby 09/09/2014 Tree Sparrow 100+ garden and fields Creyke's Crossing. 

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Tree Sparrows (Dirk Rigby 2014) 

 

 

Steve Hiner 09/09/2014 Teal 31 New Moor, Mallard 27 New Moor, Marsh Harrier 3 New Moor, Buzzard 1 Will Pits, Hobby 1 New Moor, Lapwing 32 Middle Moor, Spotted Flycatcher 1 NNR shed, Yellow Wagtail 3 Blue Bridge. Also Hare 1 S+C Floods.

Tom Lowe 08/09/2014 Pink-footed Goose 1 calling over Goole Fields and off E alone, Greylag Goose 720 Goole Moor/Fields, Pintail 4 went W, Lesser Black-backed Gull 40 Goole Fileds, Yellow-legged Gull 7 Goole Fileds.

Martin Warne 08/09/2014 Greylag Goose 180 , Gadwall 2 , Teal 60 , Mallard 32 , Pheasant 12 , Little Grebe 2 , Marsh Harrier 3 , Sparrowhawk 1 , Buzzard 6 , Kestrel 3 , Hobby 2 , Peregrine 2 , Lapwing c200 , Snipe 1 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 , Blue Tit 2 , Great Tit 2 , Willow Tit 3 , Chiffchaff 4 , Blackcap 1 female, Spotted Flycatcher 1 flycatching at side of NE compound, Yellow Wagtail 3 , Goldfinch 16 , Meadow Pipit 6 , Bullfinch 2 , Reed Bunting 5 .

Bryan Wainwright, Jim Snowden, Richard Sprakes WeBs 07/09/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 368 or more, Greater Canada Goose 100 or more, Wigeon 5 , Gadwall 14 , Teal 513 , Mallard 140 , Shoveler 17 , Grey Partridge 12 mainly immatures fields before Creyke's gate, Grey Heron 1 , Marsh Harrier 6 2 males 2 females 2 juveniles, Sparrowhawk 2 male & female, Buzzard 13 in air at once mainly over Will Pits, Kestrel 2 , Hobby 4 at least, Water Rail 1 , Moorhen 1 , Golden Plover 2 , Lapwing 180 , Black-tailed Godwit 1 going NE and calling, Greenshank 1 W side floods, Snipe 11 , Black-headed Gull 23 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 40 others unidentified, Herring Gull 2 probably far more but flew off, Great Black-backed Gull 1 , Woodpigeon 40 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Jay 4 , Carrion Crow 20 , Goldcrest 2 , Blue Tit 2 , Great Tit 4 , Willow Tit 3 Bank Top from Will Pits N, Skylark 8 , Swallow 20 , Blackcap 2 , Whitethroat 3 , Blackbird 2 , Robin 3 , Dunnock 1 , Stonechat 1 juvenile Goole Moor, House Sparrow 4 Creyke's crossing, Tree Sparrow 6 Creyke's crossing, Yellow Wagtail 1 , Grey Wagtail 1 Will Pits Scrape, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 8 , Meadow Pipit 218 , Goldfinch 8 , Bullfinch 2 Will Pits, Reed Bunting 18 . Also Red Deer 14 Goole Moor Tram. Common Lizard 1 with double ended tail on wood NNR shed compound, Grass Snake 1 on logs on viewing mound Will Pits Scrape.

Steve Hiner 04/09/2014 Teal 56 New Moor, Mallard 120 New Moor, Marsh Harrier 1 male New Moor, Buzzard 1 New Moor, Kestrel 2 1 S Canals, 1 Swinefleet Gate, Peregrine 1 female Mill Drain Marsh, Redshank 2 Will Pits Scrape, Goldfinch 27 Swinefleet Gate. Also Roe Deer 1 . Adder 1 male Bank Top, Common Lizard 2 NNR shed.

Robert Broch 04/09/2014 Hobby 4 2 and 2 fledged juveniles, Green Sandpiper 6 Snipe 2 Turtle Dove 5 on wires behind allotments including at least 1 young bird.

Ian McDonald 04/09/2014 Marsh Harrier 2 male and female, Chiffchaff 1 Angle Drain, Willow Warbler 1 Angle Drain.

Bryan Wainwright 01/09/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 70 pools W side Gool Moor, Greater Canada Goose 150 pools W side Gool Moor, Teal 180 , Mallard 280 , Shoveler 8 , Marsh Harrier 2 juveniles, Water Rail 1 , Lapwing 11 , Greenshank 1 W side floods, Snipe 4 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 250 others unidentified, Herring Gull 10 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 , Jay 1 , Carrion Crow 10 , Swallow 40 , House Martin 6 , Blackcap 6 in every Elder bush, Whitethroat 4 , Blackbird 20 , Song Thrush 1 , Robin 12 , Dunnock 2 , Yellow Wagtail 2 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 , Meadow Pipit 50 , Reed Bunting 20 . Also Roe Deer 2 .

Martin Warne 30/08/2014 Teal 130 1000 Acre pools, Mallard 12 , Pheasant 4 , Marsh Harrier 3 females, Buzzard 5 , Kestrel 1 , Hobby 3 , Lapwing 80 1000 Acre pools, Ruff 1 pools East of Fisons Rd North, Greenshank 1 pools East of Fisons Rd North, Lesser Black-backed Gull 10 overhead flying W, Turtle Dove 1 feeding on Bank Top, Swallow c100 , Wheatear 1 Fisons Rd North, Meadow Pipit 5 , Reed Bunting 2 . Also Brimstone 1, Red Admiral 2. 

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Wheatear (Martin Warne 2014) 

 

 


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Wheatear (Martin Warne 2014) 

 

 



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Wheatear (Martin Warne 2014) 

 

 



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Brimstone female (Martin Warne 2014) 

 

 

 

Martin Warne 28/08/2014 Mallard 8 , Pheasant 3 , Marsh Harrier 2 , Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 1 , Lapwing 18 , Dunlin 1 , Willow Tit 1 Will Pits Wood, Long-tailed Tit 15 roving flock in Will Pits Wood, Chiffchaff 1 , Wheatear 1 Female Fisons Rd North, Meadow Pipit 1 . Also Roe Deer 2 . Common Frog 1 . Red Admiral 5.

Steve Hiner 26/08/2014 Teal 27 New Moor, Mallard 200+ New Moor, Marsh Harrier 3 1 Male New Moor 2 imms Middle Moor, Sparrowhawk 1 female Paraffin Meadows, Buzzard 1 W side Floods, Kestrel 1 female Creyke's, Hobby 1 Will Pits, Swallow 150+ 100+ W side 50+ Paraffin Meadows, House Martin 5 W side Floods, Wheatear 1 male W side, Goldfinch 39 Will Pits, Linnet 7 Paraffin Meadows. Also Water Vole 1 Creyke's gate, Roe Deer 1 male Creyke's, Brown Hare 1 W Floods. Adder 2 females, Limestone road.

Bryan Wainwright 25/08/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 50 pools W side Gool Moor, Greater Canada Goose 155 pools W side Gool Moor, Teal 76 , Mallard 200 , Shoveler 4 , Marsh Harrier 3 2 juveniles 1 adult male, Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 1 , Hobby 1 Will Pits, Water Rail 2 , Moorhen 3 , Coot 1 , Lapwing 1 , Ruff 1 juvenile pools W side Gool Moor, Greenshank 1 W side floods, Snipe 7 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 7 , Herring Gull 1 , Stock Dove 3 , Swift 15 , Carrion Crow 24 , Sand Martin 58 , Swallow 300 feeding between S bend and Paraffin, House Martin 30 , Tree Sparrow 18 at least in bean field before Creyke's gate, Yellow Wagtail 6 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 3 , Meadow Pipit 10 , Reed Bunting 6 . Roe Deer 1 , Brown Hare 2 NW side, Mole 1 dead on road Will Pits.

Rob Watson 24/08/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 160 mainly 1000 acre floods, Gadwall 10 , Teal 100 , Marsh Harrier 3 male female & cream-crown 1000 Acre floods, Buzzard 1 southern moors, Kestrel 1 floods, Water Rail 1 Swinefleet Warping Drain, Lapwing 10 , Greenshank 1 floods, Snipe 2 Mill Drain Marsh, 

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Snipe (Rob Watson 2014) 

 



Willow Tit 5 singles  2 Crowle  3 Will Pits, Chiffchaff 2 both singing, Willow Warbler 6 1 singing, Blackcap 2 , Whitethroat 4 , Stonechat 1 male  floods, Reed Bunting 6 . Also Red Deer 5 browsing Birch on Goole Moor, 

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Red Deer (Rob Watson 2014) 

 


Red Fox 1 Fison's Road. Brown Argus 1 Blackwater Dike.

Richard J Sprakes 24/08/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 16 , Greater Canada Goose 1 , Teal 105 , Mallard 321 , Grey Heron 5 , Little Grebe 1 , Marsh Harrier 4 1 male 3 juveniles, Buzzard 10 , Kestrel 3 , Hobby 4 , Peregrine 1 immature female, Water Rail 3 , Crane 2 Goole Moor E side, Lapwing 62 , Green Sandpiper 1 , Greenshank 2 , Snipe 1 , Turtle Dove 4 wires behind allotments, Swift 2 , Jay 1 , Willow Tit 2 , Swallow 30 , Chiffchaff 5 , Willow Warbler 2 , Lesser Whitethroat 1 Will Pits, Whitethroat 2 , Starling 180 Jone's Cable, Blackbird 1 , Wheatear 1 female blue bridge, Goldfinch 7 .

Bryan Wainwright 24/08/2014 Teal 30 Mallard 210 Marsh Harrier 2 juveniles, Sparrowhawk 1 female, Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 2 , Lapwing 1 , Little Ringed Plover 2 pools W side Gool Moor, Ruff 1 juvenile pools W side Gool Moor, Green Sandpiper 1 W side floods, Snipe 2 , Swift 1 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 , Magpie 1 , Jay 5 , Carrion Crow 5 , Blue Tit 6 , Great Tit 4 , Coal Tit 1 , Willow Tit 2 Paraffin, Skylark 1 , Sand Martin 12 , Swallow 102 feeding between S bend and Paraffin, House Martin 20 , Long-tailed Tit 6 , Chiffchaff 5 , Willow Warbler 2 , Blackcap 1 , Whitethroat 8 , Sedge Warbler 2 , Reed Warbler 1 Paraffin, Treecreeper 1 , Robin 6 , Wheatear 1 female pools W side Gool Moor, Dunnock 1 , Yellow Wagtail 4 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 5 , Meadow Pipit 8 , Chaffinch 2 , Goldfinch 26 , Linnet 9 , Bullfinch 2 , Yellowhammer 1 , Reed Bunting 4 . Also Roe Deer 2 .

Martin Warne 22/08/2014 Greater Canada Goose 1 overhead, Teal 4 , Mallard 20 , Pheasant 5 , Little Egret 1 feeding briefly pools west of S bend, Marsh Harrier 2 , Buzzard 6 , Kestrel 1 , Hobby 3 , Lapwing 3 , Greenshank 1 Goole Moor, Swallow 300+ , House Martin 2 , Chiffchaff 2 , Wheatear 1 Female Fisons Rd North, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 5 , Meadow Pipit 4 .

Ian McDonald, Mick Oliver 20/08/2014 Marsh Harrier 4 , Swift 4 .

Bryan Wainwright 17/08/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 40 , Greater Canada Goose 80 , Teal 36 Mallard 192 Marsh Harrier 2 juveniles, Kestrel 1 , Peregrine 1 adult male W side flushed all gulls, Lapwing 38 , Greenshank 1 , Black-headed Gull 3 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 220 , Herring Gull 10 , Swift 4 , Magpie 1 , Jay 4 , Carrion Crow 30 , Skylark 1 , Sand Martin 20 , Swallow 72 going E, House Martin 38 , Willow Warbler 2 , Robin 3 , Yellow Wagtail 2 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 , Meadow Pipit 2 , Goldfinch 18 , Linnet 4 , Reed Bunting 10 . Rabbit 20+ Will Pits some with Myxi, Roe Deer 2 , Brown Hare 1 .

Rob Watson 15/08/2014 Tufted Duck 2 Will Pits Scrape, Sparrowhawk 1 high over Crowle Moor with Hobby, Hobby 1 calling when meeting Sparrowhawk high over Crowle Moor, Moorhen 2 fighting fiercely edge Will Pits Scrape, Lapwing 60 Will Pits Scrape, Coal Tit 1 in mixed tit flock near Crowle main entrance, Swallow 40+  inc. 30 perched on telephone wires Crowle new car park, Chiffchaff 1 at least 1 with party of Willow Warblers, Willow Warbler 8+ small flock near Crowle main entrance (photo) 1 briefly singing, 

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Willow Warbler (Rob Watson 2014) 

 



Blackcap 4 Crowle moors, Garden Warbler 1 Crowle side NE sheds, Whitethroat 1 NE Sheds, Sedge Warbler 1 Swinefleet Warping Drain, Bullfinch 5 together along hedgerow Crowle 'goat field'. Also Red Deer 1.

Steve Hiner 14/08/2014 Greylag Goose 18 Will Pits Scrape, Teal 35 Will Pits Scrape, Mallard 62 Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 4 1 female 3 imms, Buzzard 1 Green Belt, Water Rail 1 Canal 1 extension Green Belt, Coot 2 Green Belt, Lapwing , Greenshank 2 Goole Moor, Redshank 1 Creyke's, Blue Tit 2 , Great Tit 2 , Willow Tit 4 2 Green Belt 2 NNR Shed, Willow Warbler 1 , Blackcap 1 male NNR shed, Wheatear 1 male Scott's shed Bank Top, Goldfinch 36 Scott's shed Bank Top. Also Red Fox 1 , Water Vole 1 drain at side of Creyke's Gate. Adder 4 1 male 1 female Will Pits Scrape Bank Top, 1 male Green Belt & 1 female NNR shed flattened out on wood pile, Common Lizard 10 9 NNR shed compound, 1 Green Belt.

Dirk Rigby 14/08/2014 Greater Canada Goose 200 NW fields last night and today.

Ian McDonald Fison's Road 14/08/2014 Marsh Harrier 1 fm, Swift 1 , Wheatear 1 , Yellow Wagtail 1 .

Peter Short 12/08/2014 PIED FLYCATCHER 1 juvenile/female Crowle Moor along the main footpath that leads out from the old NE car park (the tiny one with the board in) feeding with flock Willow Warblers in bushes usually where the Hebredean sheep shelter c.19.15 THIRD RECORD FOR THORNE MOORS

Bryan Wainwright 11/08/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 48 , Teal 66 , Mallard 30 , Little Egret 1 flushed from Creyke's gate early am went SW, Marsh Harrier 5 1 male 1 female and 3 juveniles, Kestrel 1 , Peregrine 1 adult maleCreyke's, Lapwing 200 , Ringed Plover 1 pools W end Goole Moor, Dunlin 1 , Greenshank 5 , Snipe 6 at least, Lesser Black-backed Gull 10 down on pools Creyke's, Woodpigeon 8 , Swift 15 , Green Woodpecker 1 Will Pits, Magpie 1 , Jay 3 , Carrion Crow 38 , Skylark 2 , Sand Martin 10 , Swallow 96 , House Martin 20 , Willow Warbler 15 flock Will Pits, Blackcap 4 flock Will Pits, Whitethroat 1 , Blackbird 1 , Robin 1 , Wheatear 1 female track to Creyke's gate, House Sparrow 40 Creyke's crossing, Tree Sparrow 1 Swinefleet Gate, Yellow Wagtail 6 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 7 , Meadow Pipit 10 , Goldfinch 3 , Reed Bunting 10 . Brown Hare 3 NW side. Roe Deer 6 , Rabbit 20+ Will Pits some with Myxi. Weasel 1 E-W Limestone Road.

Bryan Wainwright (WeBs) 10/08/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 225 , Greater Canada Goose 3 , Teal 61 , Mallard 97 , Tufted Duck 7 Will Pits Scrape, Cormorant 1 E over Will Pits Scrape, Little Egret 1 SW over Creyke's early am, Little Grebe 2 , Marsh Harrier 6 1 female and 5 juveniles, Peregrine 1 adult male Rawcliffe Moor, Water Rail 1 , Moorhen 1 , Lapwing 103 , Little Ringed Plover 1 pools W end Goole Moor, Ringed Plover 5 pools W end Goole Moor, Dunlin 1 Woodside, Greenshank 3 at least, Redshank 1 , Snipe 19 at least, Lesser Black-backed Gull 10 down on pools Creyke's, Yellow-legged Gull 1 adult down on pools Creyke's, Woodpigeon 23 , Swift 24 , Green Woodpecker 1 Will Pits, Magpie 1 , Carrion Crow 4 , Great Tit 1 , Skylark 2 , Sand Martin 2 , Swallow 70 , House Martin 24 , Willow Warbler 4 , Grasshopper Warbler 1 singing, Blackbird 1 , Robin 4 , Wheatear 1 female track to Creyke's gate, House Sparrow 10 Creyke's crossing, Tree Sparrow 2 at least Creyke's crossing, Yellow Wagtail 1 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 8 , Meadow Pipit 14 , Goldfinch 2 , Linnet 2 , Reed Bunting 16 . Roe Deer 3 , Red Fox 1 Bank Top at Goole Moor.

Richard J Sprakes 09/08/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 50 , Greater Canada Goose 52 , Teal 80 , Mallard 750 , Shoveler 30 , Cormorant 3 SW over Goole Moor, Marsh Harrier 5 , Buzzard 1 , Hobby 4 , Water Rail 2 , Lapwing 140 , Green Sandpiper 5 W side floods, Greenshank 7 W side floods, Snipe 15 , Turtle Dove 1 , Jay 1 , Willow Warbler 10 , Yellow Wagtail 4 . Also Stoat 1. Adder 1. Wall butterfly 1.

Steve Hiner 07/08/2014 Marsh Harrier 5 , Sparrowhawk 1 , Buzzard 2 , Kestrel 1 , Hobby 1 , Lapwing 27 , Redshank 1 , Blue Tit 2 , Willow Tit 2 , Long Tailed Tit 6 , Willow Warbler 1 singing NNR shed.

Ian McDonald Fison's Road 14/08/2014 Marsh Harrier 1 fm, Hobby 1 , Water Rail 1 carrying Mill Drain Marsh, Grasshopper Warbler 1 carrying Mill Drain Marsh.

Steve Hiner 06/08/2014 Mallard 71 , Cormorant 14 flock flying south over Paraffin, Marsh Harrier 5 , Buzzard 1 , Lapwing 48 , Swift 2 high over Paraffin.

Steve Hiner 05/08/2014 Marsh Harrier 5 , Lapwing 2 , Blue Tit 2 , Willow Tit 2 , Swallow 35 .

Steve Hiner 04/08/2014 Marsh Harrier 7 , Kestrel 2 , Green Woodpecker 1 .

LATE NEWS: Mark Lynes 12/07/2014 GREAT WHITE EGRET 1 Crowle Moor (no further details) SECOND RECORD FOR THORNE MOORS.

Tom Lowe 05/08/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 117 Goole Moor W side pools, Greater Canada Goose 67 Goole Moor W side pools, Teal 5 Goole Moor W side pools, Mallard 20 Goole Moor W side pools, Lapwing 23 going S W side Goole Fields, Lesser Black-backed Gull 290 Goole Moor W side pools, Herring Gull 5 Goole Moor W side pools, Yellow-legged Gull 17 Goole Moor W side pools, Great Black-backed Gull 60 Goole Moor W side pools, Nightjar 1 at least, heard at night, Whinchat 1 juvenile Goole Moor Reservior.

Rob Watson 03/08/2014 Marsh Harrier 1 cream-crown, Hobby 4 . Also Butterflies: Wall 1 Fison's road edge of Will Pits, Brown Argus 1, Fison's Road, Painted Lady 1 Fison's Road, Red Admiral 3, Small Skipper 25, Small Copper 10, Gatekeeper 100+, Speckled Wood 1, Green-veined White 1, Peacock 50+, Large White 20. Yellow-tail Moth. Also Black-tailed Skimmer, Southern Hawker, Black and Ruddy Darters. 

 

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Brown Argus (Rob Watson 2014) 

 



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Painted Lady (Rob Watson 2014) 

 



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Wall (Rob Watson 2014) 

 


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Yellow-tailed Moth (Rob Watson 2014) 

 



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Ruddy Darter (Rob Watson 2014) 

 

 


Lizard (1) Green Belt

Richard J Sprakes 41854 Greater Canada Goose 2 , Teal 220 , Mallard 50 , Shoveler 80 , Marsh Harrier 8 1m, 2fm, 5 imms, Hobby 5 , Black-headed Gull 25 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 35 , Turtle Dove 1 , Green Woodpecker 1 colliery area, Stonechat 2 a pair plus 2 juveniles limestone road, Bullfinch 1 .

Bev Baxter (ringing Creyke's gate) 28/07/2014 Willow Warbler 1 one re-trap from Thorne Moors, Blackcap 7 , Whitethroat 5 , Reed Warbler 1 , Robin 1 .

Rob Watson 27/07/2014 Pochard 2 pair Will Pits Scrape, Tufted Duck 6 Will Pits Scrape, Black-necked Grebe 1 Will Pits Scrape, Buzzard 1 Crowle, Lapwing 60 Will Pits Scrape, Green Woodpecker 1 Crowle Moor, Willow Tit 1 Bank Top Will Pits, Blackcap 1 male Crowle, Yellowhammer 1 singing Crowle.

John Durrant 26/07/2014 Green Woodpecker 2 flew over Green Belt.

Martin Warne 24/07/2014 Teal 1 , Pheasant 1 , Lapwing 1 , Turtle Dove 1 calling Durham's Garden, Swift 24 , Green Woodpecker 1 calling Durham's Garden, Jay 2 , Swallow 30 , Long-tailed Tit 2 , Willow Warbler 1 , Grasshopper Warbler 1 , Sedge Warbler 1 , Reed Warbler 3 , Stonechat 2 males Eastern Boundary Tram, Linnet 3 , Bullfinch 1 calling. 

 

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Peacock Aglais io (Martin Warne 2014) 

 

 

Bryan Wainwright 24/07/2014 Kestrel 1 , Moorhen 1 , Black-headed Gull 1 , Collared Dove 2 , Turtle Dove 5 1 pit tip others Bell's, Swift 20 , Green Woodpecker 1 calling colliery area, Magpie 2 , Jay 2 , Great Tit 1 Willow Tit 1 calling colliery area, Swallow 6 , House Martin 2 , Chiffchaff 2 , Willow Warbler 2 , Blackcap 2 , Whitethroat 8 , Reed Warbler 4 , Blackbird 5 , Song Thrush 1 , Mistle Thrush 6 Recreation Ground, Robin 2 , Dunnock 2 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 3 , Chaffinch 4 , Goldfinch 30 , Linnet 4 , Bullfinch 2 , Yellowhammer 5 .

Tom Lowe 23/07/2014 Gadwall 2 , Teal 30 , Shoveler 18 , Golden Plover 2 , Little Ringed Plover 3 adult and 2 juveniles Goole Moor W pools, Black-tailed Godwit 18 E over Goole Moor (14 at 06.45, 4 at 08.05), Dunlin 1 Goole Moor E pools, Green Sandpiper 1 Goole Moor W pools.

Tom Lowe 22/07/2014 Grasshopper Warbler 2 singing Goole Moor Tram.

Steve Hiner, D Bernand, L Oldridge, J Oldridge 22/07/2014 Marsh Harrier 2 1 male M D Marsh, 1 female carrying Moorhen New Moor Hobby 2 1 Pony Bridge Marsh 1 Green Belt.

Steve Hiner, Louise Eaton 21/07/2014 Marsh Harrier 1 fm New Moor, Buzzard 1 Will Pits, Turtle Dove 2 Will Pits.

Tom Lowe 21/07/2014 Oystercatcher 1 south over Goole Fields at 2300, Tawny Owl 2 and young still squeaking on north edge of moors.

John Durrant 20/07/2014 Green Woodpecker 1 calling colliery area.

Bryan Wainwright 20/07/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 34 , Gadwall 2 , Teal 28 , Mallard 17 , Shoveler 6 , Tufted Duck 4 one female with 4 young Will Pits Scrape, Grey Partridge 1 , Pheasant 6 and many young, Little Grebe 1 , Marsh Harrier 1 male, Buzzard 1 , Moorhen 2 , Coot 1 , Lapwing 7 , Little Ringed Plover 2 W end Goole Moor, Redshank 3 , Snipe 3 , Black-headed Gull 22 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 , Collared Dove 5 Creyke's crossing, Swift 10 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 , Jay 2 , Swallow 4 , Chiffchaff 1 , Blackcap 2 , Whitethroat 3 , Grasshopper Warbler 1 , Reed Warbler 3 , Song Thrush 2 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 3 , Meadow Pipit 6 , Chaffinch 2 , Greenfinch 1 , Goldfinch 10 , Linnet 3 , Yellowhammer 2 , Reed Bunting 2 . Also Brown Hare 3 NW side. Roe Deer 4 inc 1 half grown young, Rabbit 20+ Will Pits.

Bryan Wainwright 16/07/2014 Teal 14 , Mallard 6 , Kestrel 1 , Black-headed Gull 9 , Stock Dove 1 , Woodpigeon 12 , Turtle Dove 8 1 Rhodo' Path, 1 Bell's, 4 on wires behind allotments, 1 on wires N of Recreation Ground some purring, Swift 50 Green Woodpecker 1 colliery area, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Magpie 3 , Jay 5 family Woodpecker Corner, Carrion Crow 10 , Great Tit 6 , Willow Tit 3 1 Inkle Moor 2 New Cut calling, Skylark 5 4 Chadwick's Field 1 pit tip, Swallow 4 , House Martin 2 , Long-tailed Tit 2 , Chiffchaff 9 , Willow Warbler 7 , Blackcap 8 , Whitethroat 7 , Reed Warbler 3 , Wren 6 , Starling 30 , Blackbird 6 , Mistle Thrush 8 Recreation Ground, Robin 5 , Redstart 1 juvenile Rhodo' Path often chased by Robin when rusty tail showed well, Dunnock 1 , House Sparrow 10 Recreation Ground, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 10 Recreation Ground, Meadow Pipit 2 , Chaffinch 2 , Goldfinch 11 , Linnet 6 , Bullfinch 2 , Yellowhammer 7 , Reed Bunting 1 .

Bev Baxter, Rick Wilkinson (ringing Creyke's gate) 12/07/2014 Willow Tit 1 juvenile, Chiffchaff 2 , Willow Warbler 3 , Blackcap 6 , Garden Warbler 2 , Whitethroat 1 , Wren 3 , Blackbird 1 , Robin 4 .

Steve Hiner 16/07/2014 Kestrel 1 fm Swinefleet Gate, Hobby 2 W side, Snipe 1 Paraffin, Blue Tit 1 & 4 young Rhodo Path, Willow Tit 1 Green Belt, Long Tailed Tit 5 young Green Belt, Sedge Warbler 1 New Moor, Dunnock 1 Rhodo Path, Bullfinch 2 Green Belt.

Steve Hiner 14/07/2014 Marsh Harrier 2 1 male Mill Drain Marsh 1 female Creyke's, Sparrowhawk 1 W side, Hobby 2 Will Pits, Green Woodpecker 1 Middle Moor Tram.

Martin Warne 12/07/2014 Marsh Harrier 2 1 male, Kestrel 1 , Hobby 4 , Lapwing 7 , Redshank 1 W Floods, Willow Tit 1 , Long-tailed Tit 3 , Chiffchaff 2 , Sedge Warbler 2 , Reed Warbler 2 , Bullfinch 2 . 



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Marbled White Melanargia galathea Middle Moor Tram (Martin Warne 2014) 

 



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Marbled White Melanargia galathea Middle Moor Tram (Martin Warne 2014) 

 



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1388 Udea lutealis (Martin Warne 2014) 

 

 


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1648 Pebble Hook-tip Drepana falcataria (Martin Warne 2014) 

 

 


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Large Skipper Ochlodes sylvanus (Martin Warne 2014) 

 



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Large Skipper Ochlodes sylvanus (Martin Warne 2014)

 

 

 


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Marsh Harrier male (Dirk Rigby 2014) 

 

 

Tom Lowe 08/07/2014 Marsh Harrier 1 male W side of moors. Buzzard 3 , Hobby 4 , Little Ringed Plover 6 2 adults and 3 juveniles and a single adult Goole Moor W pools, Short-eared Owl 1 hunting Creyke's towards S bend evening, Nightjar 4 churring at night NW side, Yellow Wagtail 6 many Goole Fields.

Bryan Wainwright 09/07/2014 Marsh Harrier 2 male and female, Sparrowhawk 1 , Buzzard 1 , Hobby 1 , Lapwing 53 , Little Ringed Plover 1 W end pools Goole Moor, Redshank 4 , Black-headed Gull 3 , Common Gull 4 W over Goole Moor, Swift 38 , Song Thrush 1 . Stoat 1 Will Pits. Brown Hare 1 NW side.

Peter Hinks, Brian Smith 06/07/2014 Marsh Harrier 1 cream-crown, Willow Tit 3 , Skylark 3 , Tree Sparrow 3 Top Moor Farm, Meadow Pipit 10 , Yellowhammer 2 , Reed Bunting 15 . Also many Meadow Browns and Ringlets, some Large and Small Skippers and Large Heath. Many Black Darters and Emerald Damselflies.

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Roe Deer (Stephen Cope April 2014) 

 

 

 

Steve Hiner 08/07/2014 Marsh Harrier 1 fm New Moor, Buzzard 1 Green Belt, Little Owl 1 Top House Farm.

Steve Hiner 07/07/2014 Marsh Harrier 3 1 male 1 female Creykes, 1 female New Moor, Buzzard 1 Mill Drain Marsh, Kestrel 1 Green Belt, cuckoo 2 1 Green Belt 1 New Moor, Swift 20+ New Moor, Chiffchaff 1 NNR shed, Wren 1 NNR shed, Pied Wagtail 1 NNR shed, Greenfinch 1 Creyke's.

Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley 04/07/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 10 , Teal 4 , Pochard 1 male Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 2 male & female, Hobby 2 , Peregrine 1 adult female flushing ducks W side, Lapwing 18 , Little Ringed Plover 2 seen and calling W end Goole Moor Tram, Redshank 2 , Snipe 1 , Black-headed Gull 6 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 3 , Cuckoo 2 , Swift 10 , Willow Tit 1 calling Will Pits, Skylark 5 , Stonechat 3 juvenile Fison's road, Dunnock 1 , Tree Sparrow 1 Swinefleet gate, Meadow Pipit 4 , Greenfinch 2 Creyke's gate, Linnet 6 , Bullfinch 1 Pony Bridge Marsh. Also Adder 1 female swollen with food or young Green Belt seat. Comma WP 1.

Bill Priestley, Gary Featherstone 02/07/2014 Pochard 2 males, Hobby 1 , Greenshank 1 Shoulder o' Mutton, Turtle Dove 1 Coal Tit 1 Crowle Moor, Willow Tit 1 Crowle Moor, Stonechat 1 male carrying food Middle Moor. Also Red Deer 5 Will Pits. Comma WP 1, Red Admiral, Ringlet and Small Tortoiseshell.

Steve Hiner 30/06/2014 Grey Heron 1 , Marsh Harrier 3 2 males 1 female, Chiffchaff 1 , Willow Warbler 1 . Dunnock 1 , Chaffinch 1 .

Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley 30/06/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 3 , Teal 12 , Shoveler 10 , Pochard 1 male Will Pits Scrape, Little Grebe 5 , Marsh Harrier 3 2 males 1 female, Buzzard 2 , Hobby 4 , Coot 2 , Lapwing 27 , Little Ringed Plover 1 calling W end Goole Moor Tram, Redshank 2 , Snipe 5 , Black-headed Gull 4 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 , Cuckoo 1 , Swift 30 , Skylark 2 , Song Thrush 1 , Stonechat 3 juvenile Creyke's, Tree Sparrow 1 Swinefleet gate, Grey Wagtail 1 flew N along Swinefleet Warping Drain at Pony Bridge Marsh calling. Also Roe Deer 2 Steve Hiner 27/06/2014 Cuckoo 1 NE shed. 

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female Emerald Damselfly (Steve Hiner 24/06/2014) 

 

 

 

Steve Hiner 26/06/2014 Marsh Harrier 1 male New Moor, Sparrowhawk 1 fm Pony Bridge Wood, Buzzard 1 New Moor, Kestrel 1 male W side, Hobby 1 New Moor, Turtle Dove 2 Limberlost Tram, Cuckoo 2 Limberlost Tram & NE shed, Great Tit 1 Limberlost Tram, Willow Tit 1 NE shed, Chiffchaff 1 Limberlost Tram, Blackcap 1 Limberlost Tram, Robin 1 Pony Bridge Wood, Dunnock 1 Limberlost Tram, Chaffinch 1 Limberlost Tram. Also Red Deer 2 Green Belt, Grey Squirrel 1 Limberlost. Adder 1 female Limberlost Tram, Grass Snake 1 Colliery Entrance Bridge, Common Lizard 2 Green Belt & NNR shed.

Des & Tina Langford 26/06/2014 Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 1 , Hobby 2 , Turtle Dove 1 colliery area, Cuckoo 3 .

Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley 26/06/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 8 , Shoveler 8 , Little Grebe 3 , Kestrel 1 , Hobby 1 , Lapwing 8 , Turtle Dove 1 , Cuckoo 2 , Swift 8 , Jay 2 , Skylark 5 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 .

Martin Warne 26/06/2014 Gadwall 2 , Teal 11 , Mallard 7 , Garganey 2 pair on pool side of S bend, Shoveler 3 , Marsh Harrier 2 females, Buzzard 1 , Hobby 6 , Water Rail 1 , Lapwing 2 , Redshank 1 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 , Cuckoo 2 , Stonechat 1 female, Tree Pipit 1 Pony Bridge Tram. 

 

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Small Skipper Thymelicus sylvestris (Martin Warne 2014) 

 

 

Steve Hiner 24/06/2014 Marsh Harrier 1 male fields east of moor, Turtle Dove 4 Green Belt, Pony Bridge, Pony Bridge Wood, Limberlost Tram, Cuckoo 4 Bell's, Green Belt, Pony Bridge, Pony Bridge Wood, Jay 2 Green Belt & Limberlost, Willow Tit 2 Will Pits Scrape, Chiffchaff 1 Green Belt, Willow Warbler 2 Green Belt & Limberlost, Whitethroat 1 Pony Bridge Wood, Grasshopper Warbler 1 Green Belt, Sedge Warbler 1 Green Belt, Wren 1 Canal Tow Path, Chaffinch 1 Green Belt, Yellowhammer 1 Green Belt. Also Roe Deer 2 Pony Bridge. Grass Snake 1 Creyke's Gate, Common Lizard 5 NNR shed woodpile. Emerald Damselfly 7 Green Belt, Brown Hawker 1 Green Belt.

Martin Warne 24/06/2014 Greylag Goose 3 , Gadwall 3 , Mallard 1 , Shoveler 3 , Pheasant 1 , Hobby 2 , Lapwing 3 , Redshank 2 , Cuckoo 1 , Swift 60 , Willow Warbler 2 , Whitethroat 1 , Sedge Warbler 2 , Meadow Pipit 8 , Linnet 3 , Reed Bunting 7 . Also Roe Deer 1. 

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Syrphus ribesii (Martin Warne 2014) 

 

 


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Black Darter Sympetrum danae (Martin Warne 2014) 

 

 



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1424 Endotricha flammealis (Martin Warne 2014) 

 

 


Black Darter 24 , Large Heath 2 , Large Skipper 9 , Ringlet 7 , Meadow Brown 1 , Emerald Damselfly 10 , Azure Damselfly 6 , Large Red Damselfly 3 , Four spotted Chaser 2 .

Ben Steel 24/06/2014 Tufted Duck 5 , Little Grebe 2 , Marsh Harrier 2 , Buzzard 1 pony bridge Hobby 1 , Coot 4 Crowle North Pond/Marsh, Curlew 1 over east Jay 4 3 Will Pits Scrape 1 Goole Moor, Willow Tit 4 2 at NE shed 2 more Will Pits.

Dirk Rigby 22/06/2014 

 

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Grass Snake in Creyke's Siding garden pond (Dirk Rigby 2014) 

 

 

Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley, Gavin Boswell (in part) 22/06/2014 Teal 14 , Shoveler 6 , Little Grebe 1 Marsh Harrier 2 males, Hobby 4 , Coot 4 . Lapwing 12 , Redshank 1 , Black-headed Gull 13 , Stock Dove 2 , Woodpigeon 20 , Collared Dove 1 , Turtle Dove 4 3 calling all Will Pits, Cuckoo 2 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 , Song Thrush 2 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 , Bullfinch 3 . Also Roe Deer 4 .

Bill Priestley 21/06/2014 Teal 4 , Mallard 6 , Shoveler 6 , Pochard 2 males Will Pits Scrape, Tufted Duck 1 female and 8 unfledged young Will Pits scrape, Marsh Harrier 3 2 males 1 female, Buzzard 2 , Kestrel 1 , Hobby 2 , Moorhen 1 , Lapwing 2 , Greenshank 1 Shoulder o' Mutton, Turtle Dove 5 3 Rhodo' Path 2 Will Pits, Cuckoo 3 , Jay 2 , Carrion Crow 1 young, Great Tit 8 young, Long-tailed Tit 8 young, Chiffchaff 6 young, Willow Warbler 8 young, Grasshopper Warbler 3 , Yellowhammer 2 .

Bev Baxter, Rob Adams (ringing Creyke's gate) 20/06/2014 Willow Warbler 6 one re-trap from Thorne Moors, 

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Willow Warbler young (Bryan Wainwright 2014) 

 

 


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Willow Warbler young (Bryan Wainwright 2014) 

 



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Willow Warbler re-trap (Bryan Wainwright 2014) 

 

 

 


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Willow Warbler re-trap (Bryan Wainwright 2014) 

 

 



Blackcap 3 , Treecreeper 1 , Wren 3 , Robin 1 . Red Fox 3 along Fison's Road.

Bryan Wainwright, Tom Lowe 20/06/2014 Wigeon 2 females Will Pits Scrape, Gadwall 1 female and 8 unfledged chicks Will Pits Scrape, Teal 10 , Shoveler 1 , Pochard 3 2 males and a female Will Pits Scrape, Tufted Duck 3 , Cormorant 1 , Cormorant 1 , Grey Heron 1 , Little Grebe 1 , Marsh Harrier 3 2 males & female, Buzzard 1 , Hobby 2 , Moorhen 4 , Lapwing 12 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 , Turtle Dove 3 2 calling Will Pits at Swinefleet Warping Drain 1 calling Green Belt, Cuckoo 2 , Swift 18 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Magpie 2 , Willow Tit 1 Will Pits Scrape, Skylark 4 , Swallow 2 , Chiffchaff 1 , Willow Warbler 3 , Blackcap 2 , Whitethroat 4 , Grasshopper Warbler 3 , Blackbird 4 , Song Thrush 1 , Mistle Thrush 2 , Stonechat 1 juvenile road at green Belt, House Sparrow 22 Creyke's Crossing, Tree Sparrow 1 Swinefleet gate, Yellow Wagtail 1 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 , Meadow Pipit 4 , Meadow Pipit 4 , Goldfinch 3 , Yellowhammer 2 , Reed Bunting 6 . Also Red Fox 1 cub Bank Top at Goole Moor Tram, Roe Deer 3. 

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Roe Deer young (Tom Lowe 2014) 

 

 



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Hornet Vespa crabro eating a fly (Tom Lowe 2014) 

 

 

Martin Warne 19/06/2014 Teal 12 of which 9 were young, Mallard 4 , Shoveler 1 , Pheasant 3 , Little Grebe 3 , Marsh Harrier 1 female, Redshank 3 W Floods, Snipe 1 , Black-headed Gull 5 , Turtle Dove 2 , Cuckoo 3 , Swift c 250 , Jay 1 , Willow Tit 1 , Skylark 2 , Long-tailed Tit 2 , Chiffchaff 2 , Willow Warbler 11 , Blackcap 2 , Whitethroat 3 , Sedge Warbler 1 , Reed Warbler 5 , Starling 2 over W Floods, Song Thrush 1 , Mistle Thrush 5 on wires side of track to Creykes Gate, Meadow Pipit 4 , Linnet 4 , Reed Bunting 10 . Also Roe Deer 3. Large Heath 40 , Large Skipper 45 , Speckled Wood 5 , Ringlet 18 , Meadow Brown 2 , Brown Hawker 1 , Four spotted Chaser 7 , Emerald Damselfly 4 , Large Red Damselfly 8 , Blue-tailed Damselfly 2 , Azure Damselfly 4 .

David Armitage 18/06/2014 Cuckoo 1 Middle Moor, Grasshopper Warbler 1 Middle Moor, Stonechat 1 Middle Moor. Also many Burnet Moths Crowle.

Martin Warne 17/06/2014 Gadwall 1 , Teal 1 , Mallard 3 , Pheasant 5 , Little Grebe 1 Western Boundary Drain, Marsh Harrier 1 1 female, Kestrel 1 , Hobby 1 Middle Moor, Curlew 1 Calling flying East over Fisons Rd Nth, Redshank 1 W Floods, Snipe 2 1 calling 1 roding Eastern Boundary Tram, Black-headed Gull 8 , Turtle Dove 2 1 Bells Pond area 1 Durhams Garden area, Cuckoo 3 , Swift 225 , Jay 1 , Skylark 1 , Chiffchaff 4 , Willow Warbler 10 , Whitethroat 7 , Sedge Warbler 2 , Reed Warbler 3 , Meadow Pipit 6 , Linnet 5 , Yellowhammer 2 , Reed Bunting 14 . Also Azure Blue Damselfly 6, Large Red Damselfly 52, Four spotted Chaser 5, Emerald Damselfly 1, Blue-tailed Damselfly 1, Longhorn Beetle 2, Speckled Wood 15, Large Skipper 36, Large Heath 42, 

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Large Heath Coenonympha tullia (Martin Warne 2014) 

 



Meadow Brown 6, Ringlet 15.

Peter Hinks, Brian Smith 17/06/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 2 , Shoveler 1 , Pochard 2 males Will Pits Scrape, Tufted Duck 2 a pr, Marsh Harrier 2 male and female, Hobby 1 , Coot 1 , Turtle Dove 2 Will Pits, Cuckoo 5 Will Pits mainly.

Bryan Wainwright, Richard Sprakes, Bill Priestley (WeBs) 15/06/2014 Cormorant 1 , Greylag Goose (domestic) 18 & 3 young, Wigeon 2 male and female, Gadwall 18 1 on nest, Teal 28 & 15 young Mallard 18 , Shoveler 18 , Pochard 3 2 males and female, Tufted Duck 3 , Grey Heron 1 , Little Grebe 1 , Marsh Harrier 4 2 males and 2 females, Sparrowhawk 1 with prey, Buzzard 2 , Hobby 2 , Water Rail 1 , Moorhen 12 , Coot 2 , Lapwing 10 , Redshank 4 , Snipe 1 drumming Middle Moor, Black-headed Gull 68 , Turtle Dove 8 5 Bell's/Durham's Garden/Green Belt, 3 Will Pits, Cuckoo 10 , Nightjar 1 churring daytime at Green Belt, Swift 8 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 , Jay 1 , Willow Tit 3 Bell's, Skylark 6 , Stonechat 2 pair observation platform, Bullfinch 1 . Also Roe Deer 4 , Rabbit 20+ N end Bank Top. Stoat 1 Will Pits. Large Heath 9, Large Skipper 1.

Bryan Wainwright, Richard Sprakes, Bill Priestley (in part) 14/06/2014 Cormorant 1 , Marsh Harrier 3 2 males and female, Lesser Black-backed Gull 3 , Turtle Dove 2 Bank Top Will Pits Scrape, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 , Willow Tit 4 family Bank Top Will Pits. Also Roe Deer 3 , Brown Hare 1 Creyke's gate.

Ben Steel 13/06/2014 Marsh Harrier 1 , Hobby 1 , Redshank 1 NW Goole Moor, Snipe 1 drumming Middle Moor, Turtle Dove 1 Green Belt, Cuckoo 5, Nightjar 7 churring Green Belt and showing extremely close. Also 2 more NW corner Goole Moor, Stonechat 1 juvenile Goole Moor. Little Grebe 2 , Turtle Dove 4 3 Bell's 1 Will Pits, Swift 15 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Willow Tit 1 , Garden Warbler 8 , Grasshopper Warbler 11 , Sedge Warbler 25 , Reed Warbler 15 .

Bryan Wainwright 13/06/2014 Tufted Duck 2 , Marsh Harrier 1 male, Hobby 1 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 4 , Swift 30 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Jay 1 . Also Roe Deer 2 , Red Fox 3 W side Goole Moor playing together.

Steve Hiner 13/06/2014 Gadwall 1 & 1 young Snaith & Cowick Fen, Teal 1 & 1 young Snaith & Cowick Fen + 1 male, Shoveler 1 pr Snaith & Cowick Floods, Cuckoo 1 Snaith & Cowick Fen, Jackdaw 1 Snaith & Cowick Fen, Reed Bunting 2 Snaith & Cowick Fen.

Steve Hiner 12/06/2014 Mallard 4 2 pr New Moor, Tufted Duck 1 male New Moor, Marsh Harrier 1 male New Moor, Cuckoo 1 Jone's Cable, Blackcap 2 Jone's Cable, Will Pits, Whitethroat 1 Jone's Cable, Mistle Thrush 3 Creyke's, Chaffinch 1 Creyke's.

Martin Warne 12/06/2014 Gadwall 2 , Teal 5 , Mallard 7 , Shoveler 6 , Pheasant 4 , Marsh Harrier 1 , Buzzard 4 , Lapwing 1 , Redshank 1 , Black-headed Gull 15 , Cuckoo 1 , Willow Warbler 6 , Whitethroat 3 , Grasshopper Warbler 2 , Sedge Warbler 7 , Reed Warbler 1 , Meadow Pipit 6 , Linnet 2 , Reed Bunting 12 . Roe Deer 2 , Red Fox 3 . Grass Snake 1 Middle Moor Tram. Large Heath 29, Large Skipper 22, Meadow Brown 2, Common Blue 4, Large White 1, possible Grizzled Skipper 1 Main Canal East of Platform.

Dirk Rigby 11/06/2014 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 juvenile garden Creyke's sidings.

 

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Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dirk Rigby 2014) 

 

 

Ian McDonald 11/06/2014 Marsh Harrier 1 male Middle Moor, Stonechat 1 male NW side.

Martin Warne 11/06/2014 Teal 2 , Mallard 4 , Shoveler 3 , Pheasant 2 , Marsh Harrier 2 1 male, Lapwing 2 , Black-headed Gull 43 W Floods, Cuckoo 2 , Swift 10 , Jay 2 , Coal Tit 1 Woodpecker Corner, Skylark 1 , Long-tailed Tit 2 , Chiffchaff 1 , Willow Warbler 6 , Blackcap 1 , Whitethroat 3 , Grasshopper Warbler 2 , Reed Warbler 4 , Meadow Pipit 5 , Chaffinch 3 , Linnet 2 , Bullfinch 1 male, Yellowhammer 5 , Reed Bunting 9 , Corn Bunting 2 on telephone wires on Moor Rd (just W of recording area before Creyke's Crossings). 

 

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Corn Bunting (Martin Warne 2014) 

 



Also Roe Deer. 34 Large Heath, 12 Speckled Wood, 8 Large Skipper, 3 Red Admiral, 3 Meadow Brown, 1 Small Tortoiseshell, 1 Large White. 1 Birch Sawfly. 

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Large Heath Coenonympha tullia (Martin Warne 2014) 

 

 


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Small Tortoiseshell Aglais urticae (Martin Warne 2014) 

 

 

 

Bryan Wainwright 11/06/2014 Gadwall 2 , Teal 2 , Shoveler 4 , Tufted Duck 1 , Cormorant 1 , Marsh Harrier 2 male & female, Buzzard 2 , Kestrel 1 , Water Rail 1 , Lapwing 4 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 , Cuckoo 2 , Swift 60 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Skylark 3 , Swallow 2 , Yellow Wagtail 2 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 and 2 fledged young Bank Top Goole Moor, Meadow Pipit 4 , Goldfinch 2 . Also Red Fox 1 Bank Top Goole Moor, Red Deer 1 Will Pits, Roe Deer 2 , Brown Hare 1 NW side, Rabbit 10 N end Bank Top.

Tom Lowe 10/06/2014 Marsh Harrier 5 males Goole Moor/Fields 1 took prey N across river!, Hobby 6. 

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Bee Orchid (Tom Lowe 2014) 

 

 

Steve Hiner 10/06/2014 Marsh Harrier 1 female New Moor, Cuckoo 2 NNR shed & New Moor, Chiffchaff 1 NNR shed, Whitethroat 1 Elmhirst Tram, Robin 1 Elmhirst Tram, Chaffinch 1 Elmhirst Tram. Also Adder 1 male crossing road at Blue Bridge, Grass Snake 1 Elmhirst Boundary Drain, Common Lizard 1 NNR shed compound.

Steve Hiner 09/06/2014 Mallard 2 New Moor, Marsh Harrier 1 female Paraffin, Buzzard 1 Will Pits, Hobby 3 2 Will Pits 1 New Moor, Cuckoo 1 NNR shed, Swift 12 New Moor, Chiffchaff 1 NNR shed, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 NNR shed. Also Brown Hare 1 Creyke's gate.

Bryan Wainwright 09/06/2014 Little Ringed Plover 2 colliery compound (dis.), Turtle Dove 1 Bell's, Swift 60 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Swallow 2 , House Martin 6 , Blackbird 12 , Song Thrush 2 , Mistle Thrush 5 . Also many Southern Marsh Orchid, some Pyramidal Orchid and Yellow Rattle.

Rob Watson 08/06/2014 Gadwall 2 Will Pits Scrape, Teal 8 inc. family 2 adults and 2 young (floods), Shoveler 16  (10 Mill Drain Marsh) , Tufted Duck 2 Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 4  together briefly 1000 acres floods, Hobby 8+ appeared together mid afternoon over floods for 10 mins then dispersed, Cuckoo 4  heard from  different areas, Chiffchaff 2 , Willow Warbler 2 , Blackcap 2 , Garden Warbler 2 , Whitethroat 2 , Grasshopper Warbler 2 singing Mill Drain Marsh, Sedge Warbler 2 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 3 2  NE sheds   1 Crowle Moor, Reed Bunting 2 . Also Reeves’ Muntjac 1. Red Fox 1 with Mallard duckling. Brown Argus 1 again, Large Skipper, Brimstone, Meadow Brown, Common Blue and 100+ Peacock caterpillers on nettles WPS. Longhorn Beetle. 

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Shoveler (Rob Watson 2014) 

 

 


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Marsh Harrier male (Rob Watson 2014) 

 

 


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Hobby (Rob Watson 2014) 

 



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Reeve’s Muntjac (Rob Watson 2014) 

 

 



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Longhorne Beetle Rhagium mordax (Rob Watson 2014) 

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Peacock caterpillars on nettles Will Pits Scrape (Rob Watson 2014) 

 

 

Robert Broch 08/06/2014 Hen Harrier 1 male Middle Moor (seen well twice), Turtle Dove 1 Green Belt, Willow Tit 2 and fledged young Jone's Cable colliery end.

Bryan Wainwright, Richard Sprakes & Dave Hursthouse, Steve Furber et al. (in part) 08/06/2014 The Rose-coloured Starling was in the garden of the house (undisclosed address) where first seen, until at least Friday, as evidenced by over 50 photos on twitter now. Gadwall 4 , Tufted Duck 1 , Marsh Harrier 3 2 males 1 female, Buzzard 2 , Kestrel 2 , Hobby 3 , Peregrine 1 male over Recreation Ground with Swift prey! Redshank 3 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 4 , Swift 50 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 , Swallow 6 , House Martin 8 , Blackbird 20 , Song Thrush 3 , Mistle Thrush 4 , Goldfinch 10 . Also Roe Deer 4. Adder 1 basking Limestone road at Middle Moor Tram.

Jim Snowden, Ryan Snowden 07/06/2014 ROSE-COLOURED STARLING 1 1st Summer flew down and drinking at puddle on recreation ground (Grange Road) with a few Common Starlings for 5 minutes then flew to gardens to back gardens c.18.50.

Charlie Adland 07/06/2014 ROSE-COLOURED STARLING 1 1st Summer flew over recreation ground (Grange Road) to back gardens 16.10.

Bryan Wainwright, Richard Sprakes, Bill Priestley (in part) 07/06/2014 Quail 1 Chadwick's Field, Little Ringed Plover 1 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 , Cuckoo 2 .

Rob Watson 06/06/2014 Willow Tit 1 calling birds inc.1 adult feeding a caterpillar to a well grown juvenile at Green Belt, Stonechat 2 juvenile Fison's road. Also Stoat 1 carrying large rabbit. Bee Orchid. 

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Bee Orchid (Rob Watson 2014) 

 

 

Bryan Wainwright, Richard Sprakes 06/06/2014 Marsh Harrier 4 2 males 2 females, Buzzard 2 , Kestrel 2 , Hobby 2 , ROSE-COLOURED STARLING 1st Summer. Flew from N end colliery area towards houses in village, in vicinity of Moorends Recreation Ground, Grange Road at 08.25 and 5 minutes later flew back. A NEW BIRD FOR THORNE MOORS LIST & SOUTH YORKSHIRE. NOT seen rest of day. Bird was first located by someone else feeding in a Moorends garden for 3 days but information on area was not put out. Once again local patch knowledge paid off for me and Rich (following Black Stork see below), to those who say we are lucky or worse, bear in mind between us we put in over 8 hours searching for this bird in Moorends in last 2 days. ROSE-COLOURED STARLING PHOTOS Also Roe Deer 2 

Ian McDonald 05/06/2014 Yellow Wagtail 1 female. Also Roe Deer 1 . 

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Roe Deer (Ian McDonald 2014) 

 

 

Robert Broch 05/06/2014 Tree Pipit 3 Crowle Moor. Also Adder 4 Green Belt.

Bryan Wainwright 05/06/2014 Grey Partridge 4 2 approach to Creyke's gate 2 colliery area, Marsh Harrier 3 2 males and female, Sparrowhawk 2 , Buzzard 2 , Kestrel 1 , Moorhen 2 , Lapwing 4 , Little Ringed Plover 2 colliery compound (dis.), Redshank 4 , Cuckoo 2 , Swift 30 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Skylark 4 , Swallow 4 , House Martin 18 , Starling 5 , Song Thrush 1 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 , Greenfinch 1 , Linnet 12 , Yellowhammer 3 . Also Stoat 2 small young ran across Fison's Road N, Roe Deer 4 inc. 2 small young.

Martin Warne 03/06/2014 Greylag Goose 20 in flight, Shelduck 2 in flight East, Gadwall 4 , Teal 9 , Mallard 33 9 young, Shoveler 4 , Tufted Duck 2 2 males, Pheasant 8 , Grey Heron 1 , Marsh Harrier 3 2 males, Kestrel 2 , Lapwing 4 , Redshank 1 W Floods, Black-headed Gull 50 , Cuckoo 4 , Swift c325 , Sand Martin c300 , Whitethroat 3 , Grasshopper Warbler 2 , Sedge Warbler 3 , Stonechat 1 Female Middle Moor Tram, Meadow Pipit 15 , Yellowhammer 2 , Reed Bunting 21 . 

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1682 Blood-vein Timandra comae (Martin Warne 2014) 

 

 

Bryan Wainwright, Richard Sprakes 03/06/2014 Lesser Black-backed Gull 3 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 . Brown Hare 1 , Roe Deer 2 .

Martin Warne 02/06/2014 Greylag Goose 4 , Gadwall 2 , Teal 5 , Mallard 23 6 young, Shoveler 9 , Tufted Duck 4 4 males, Pheasant 10 , Grey Heron 1 in flight over Middle Moor, Marsh Harrier 5 3 males (1 in stunning plumage), Buzzard 1 , Hobby 6 , Peregrine 1 hunting Shoulder o' Mutton Tram, Lapwing 3 , Redshank 1 Fisons Rd North, Black-headed Gull 41 , Cuckoo 2 , Swift 5 , Jay 1 , Willow Tit 1 East end of Goole Moor Tram, Skylark 2 Bank Top, Chiffchaff 2 , Willow Warbler 5 , Whitethroat 5 , Grasshopper Warbler 1 Fisons Rd, Sedge Warbler 1 , Reed Warbler 2 Bank Top, Meadow Pipit 14 , Goldfinch 10 , Linnet 2 , Reed Bunting 13 .

Steve Hiner 02/06/2014 Marsh Harrier 3 1 male (very light coloured) Creykes, 1 male New Moor, 1 male Woodside East, Hobby 1 Paraffin, Lapwing 2 New Moor, Cuckoo 1 Crowle Moor, Jay 1 NNR shed, Sedge Warbler 1 New Moor, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 NNR shed, Chaffinch 1 NNR shed. Also Water Vole 1 drain at side of Creykes Gate, Roe Deer 1 female New Moor. Adder 1 male crossing Limestone road Green Belt area, Common Lizard 1 NNR shed compound on tyre. Red Admiral 1 NNR shed.

Robert Broch 01/06/2014 Turtle Dove 5 Bell's, Durham's Gardens, Green Belt.

Martin Warne 01/06/2014 Gadwall 2 , Teal 4 , Mallard 14 , Shoveler 1 , Pheasant 8 , Marsh Harrier 1 1 male Green Belt, Hobby 3 , Water Rail 1 calling Mill Drain, Lapwing 3 , Redshank 1 W Floods, Black-headed Gull 97 Goole Moor & W Floods, Cuckoo 4 , Willow Warbler 5 , Whitethroat 4 , Tree Pipit 1 singing & displaying Goole Moor Tram, Reed Warbler 2 , Meadow Pipit 4 , Linnet 2 , Yellowhammer 2 , Reed Bunting 8 . Also Red Deer 1 . Common Lizard 1. Four Spotted Chaser 30, Black tailed Skimmer 1. Common Blue butterfly 9 1 female, Green veined White 1, Large Skipper 1 Blackwater Dyke, Large Heath 1 Shoulder o Mutton Tram, Red Admiral 1 Blackwater Dyke, Small Copper 2 Shoulder o Mutton Tram. 

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2462 Mother Shipton Callistege mi (Martin Warne 2014) 

 



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Common Blue (Martin Warne 2014) 

 



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Large Heath (Martin Warne 2014) 

 



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Large Skipper Ochlodes sylvanus Blackwater Dyke (Martin Warne 2014) 

 



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Small Copper Shoulder o’ Mutton Tram (Martin Warne 2014) 

 



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Birch Sawfly Cimbex femoratus (thanks Barry Warrington) (Martin Warne 2014) 

 

 

Bill Priestley 01/06/2014 Greater Canada Goose 26 , Marsh Harrier 2 , Buzzard 1 , Greenshank 1 1000 Acre floods, Turtle Dove 4 Rhododendron Path, Cuckoo 3 , Jay 2 , Jackdaw 2 SE, Long-tailed Tit 10 young, Grasshopper Warbler 6 .

Richard Sprakes 01/06/2014 Shelduck 2 , Gadwall 8 , Tufted Duck 4 , Marsh Harrier 3 , Buzzard 4 , Hobby 3 , Lapwing 8 , Redshank 3 , Black-headed Gull 200 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 , Stock Dove 2 , Turtle Dove 3 Inkle Moor, Stonechat 2 male and juvenile.

Martin Warne 31/05/2014 Greylag Goose 2 , Gadwall 1 , Teal 7 , Mallard 21 6 of which were young, Shoveler 4 , Tufted Duck 1 1 male, Grey Partridge 1 on track from Creyke's sidings, Pheasant 2 , Marsh Harrier 1 1 male, Hobby 1 , Lapwing 6 , Whimbrel 1 possible overhead dropped towards Goole fields, Dunlin 1 feeding on W Floods, Redshank 3 feeding on W Floods, Black-headed Gull 23 , Cuckoo 3 , Little Owl 1 hunting around outbuildings at Top House Farm, Swift 8 , Green Woodpecker 1 heard calling Long Meadow, Willow Tit 1 Long Meadow, Long-tailed Tit 3 Long Meadow, Chiffchaff 4 , Willow Warbler 4 , Blackcap 2 , Whitethroat 3 , Grasshopper Warbler 2 , Wren 5 , Meadow Pipit 12 , Linnet 2 , Yellowhammer 4 , Reed Bunting 6 . Also Roe Deer 1 , Red Fox 1 . Black tailed Skimmer 7 , Four spotted Chaser 5 , Azure Damselfly 23 , Large Red Damselfly 40 , Common Blue Butterfly 1 . Small Copper 1 , Peacock 1 , Speckled Wood 7 , Green veined White 1 , Red Admiral 1 .

Bev Baxter, Rob Adams, Ken Pearson, Rick Wilkinson (ringing Creyke's gate) 31/05/2014 Willow Warbler 3 , Garden Warbler 3 , Wren 1 , Blackbird 1 .

Bryan Wainwright, Richard Sprakes, Bill Priestley (in part) 31/05/2014 Hobby 8 , Arctic Tern 1 over 1000 Acre floods then S, Turtle Dove 1 seen well purring, Swinefleet Warping Drain at Will Pits near NE shed. Also Roe Deer 3 .

Rob Watson 30/05/2014 Shelduck 4 over floods east, Marsh Harrier 3 m+2fm Hobby 5 mainly floods, 

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Hobby dive (Rob Watson 2014) 

 



Turtle Dove 2 purring trees nr Crowle Moor council car park then flying E across fields, Cuckoo 5 Crowle & Will Pits, Grasshopper Warbler 1 Goole Moor east end. Also Red Deer 2 , Roe Deer 1 . Many Early Marsh Orchids.

Richard Sprakes 30/05/2014 Grey Heron 1 Marsh Harrier 5 , Buzzard 2 Hobby 5 Cuckoo 4 , Swift 32 , Jay 1 , Swallow 2 , Sedge Warbler 15 Reed Warbler 4 Stonechat 8 3 male1 female 4 juveniles, Bullfinch 1 male colliery area.

Bryan Wainwright, Richard Sprakes, Bill Priestley (in part) 30/05/2014 Shelduck 4 Goole Moor, Marsh Harrier 1 male, Lapwing 6 , Redshank 6 , Snipe 1 drumming Mill Drain Marsh, Cuckoo 2 , Swift 30 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Jay 1 , Swallow 2 , Grasshopper Warbler 1 , Stonechat 1 male Goole Moor, Yellow Wagtail 2 . Also Roe Deer 3 .

Bryan Wainwright 29/05/2014 Shelduck 2 Goole Moor, Gadwall 3 , Shoveler 8 , Little Grebe 1 , Marsh Harrier 1 male, Moorhen 3 , Oystercatcher 2 Goole Moor, Snipe 1 , Collared Dove 2 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Swift 80 , Swallow 18 , Grasshopper Warbler 2 , Tree Sparrow 2 Swinefleet gate, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 , Yellowhammer 1 . Also Roe Deer 4 .

Martin Warne 26/05/2014 Greylag Goose 6 , Shelduck 2 1 Male 1 Female, Teal 6 , Mallard 15 , Shoveler 6 , Tufted Duck 1 Male, Grey Heron 1 , Marsh Harrier 3 Male, Buzzard 1 , Hobby 5 , Lapwing 5 , Redshank 1 , Black-headed Gull 26 , Cuckoo 2 , Swift 14 , Jay 2 , Chiffchaff 5 , Willow Warbler 5 , Whitethroat 3 , Grasshopper Warbler 2 , Sedge Warbler 4 , Reed Warbler 6 , Meadow Pipit 6 , Linnet 5 , Bullfinch 1 Male, Yellowhammer 2 , Reed Bunting 5 . Also Roe Deer 1 , Red Deer 1 . Four Spotted Chaser 38 , Large Red Damselfly 45 , Azure Damselfly 3 . Peacock 2 , Speckled Wood 2 , Green veined White 3 , Orange Tip 1 Male.

Tom Lowe 26/05/2014 Peregrine 1 Goole Fields, Water Rail 6 or more singing, Little Ringed Plover 2 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 ,Yellow-legged Gull 2 summer Goole Fields then flew SW with LBBG, Tawny Owl 2 Nightjar 9 N edge, Spotted Flycatcher 1 near pools.

Rob Watson 26/05/2014 Black Stork (see below) 1 Midday  over trees low from north landed eastern Goole moor but could not locate later seen flying high to east, Teal 12 inc. one female displaying 'distraction ' behavior near young (photo), Marsh Harrier 2 males Buzzard 1 SE moors, Hobby 3 floods & Will Pits Scrape (photo), Water Rail 1 uttering deep  'kip' calls Mill Drain Marsh, Snipe 1 drumming display SE moors, Cuckoo 6 4 calling males 2 bubbling females  all seen, Tawny Owl 1 large young bird in tree  Will Pits (photo). Also Brown Argus. 

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Teal distraction display (Rob Watson 2014) 

 



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Hobby (Rob Watson 2014) 

 



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Young Tawny Owl (Rob Watson 2014) 

 



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Brown Argus (Rob Watson 2014) 

 

 

Richard Sprakes, Tom Lowe, Bryan Wainwright, Rob Watson, John Hitchcock, Graham Catley, Simon and Karen Spavin 26/05/2014 BLACK STORK Flew from Southfield Went Ings SE towards Thorne Moors (thanks Clive), and was picked up by both Tom Lowe from Goole Fields and Richard Sprakes from Thorne colliery tip (11.10). John Hitchcock saw it land in the field W of the railway and just SE of Top House farm house, Richard and Tom both said it went down but could not be certain from their vantage points where. I (BPW) picked Richard up from colliery area and drove to Creyke’s Crossing as news came from Tom that it had now flown somewhere onto Goole Moor near W end. Me and Richard raced to W end Goole Moor Tram then Richard shouted its there flying in front of the turbines (11.45), I panicked as I was getting my wellies on and locking car, but soon saw it and got it in scope resting on car roof. It seemed to follow the N edge of the moor before coming over the E end of Goole Moor and dropping again. Tom gave directions as best he could but he was still viewing from Goole Fields so had a much obscured view of where it actually landed. We drove to E end Goole Moor Tram but were uncertain this was the best place to look. We began walking anyway and just as we got level with W end of Will Pits wood Richard again said "Its there!" (12.37). I put my phone down and was amazed to see it less than 200m away and flying E. We had no idea it was hidden so close in the dense marshy vegetation before then. It circled and gained height over the E end of Will Pits being mobbed by a much smaller female Marsh Harrier and then a Buzzard! It gained more height as it soared but as more rain came and the Buzzard mobbed it more it started heading back down and possibly landed at Crowle North Marsh at 12.45. It did not remain there for long though as it went off again at 13.00, no one was near it this time. It seemed very unsettled having flown at least 3 times with no one close. Rob Watson was with Tom Lowe about 10 minutes later on Bank Top overlooking the marsh but the stork was getting distant by then still heading E until lost at about 13.29. The stork passed over 3 counties at NW edge of Will Pits where the boundaries are: East Yorkshire, South Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire. NEW SPECIES FOR THORNE MOORS & SOUTH YORKSHIRE. 

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BLACK STORK over Crowle village (Graham Catley 2014) see GC blog for full story and more superb pictures of the stork and other birds PEWIT.BLOGSPOT 

 



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BLACK STORK (Tom Lowe 2014) 

 



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BLACK STORK mobbed by Buzzard (Tom Lowe 2014) 

 

 


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BLACK STORK (Tom Lowe 2014) 

 

 



Simon and Karen Spavin blog Grey Heron 1 , Marsh Harrier 2 male and female latter mobbed Black Stork, Buzzard 1 mobbed Black Stork, Hobby 5 , Cuckoo 1 . Also Roe Deer 2 , Stoat 1 Will Pits.

Ron Moat, John Hartley, Martin Warne 26/05/2014 Nightjar 2 W end Goole Moor at night.

Martin Warne 25/05/2014 Greylag Goose 13 , Gadwall 1 , Teal 1 , Mallard 9 , Shoveler 2 , Quail 1 Calling Bank Top (thanks BW), Grey Partridge 2 On track to Creyke's Gate, Pheasant 6 , Little Grebe 1 alarming on water North of Crowle Moor, Marsh Harrier 3 1 male, Kestrel 1 , Hobby 1 Will Pits Wood, Lapwing 6 , Redshank 4 W Floods, Black-headed Gull 34 , Collared Dove 1 Bank Top, Cuckoo 4 , Swift c200+ , Skylark 4 , Swallow c 100 , House Martin 4 , Chiffchaff 1 , Willow Warbler 1 , Blackcap 1 , Garden Warbler 1 Bank Top, Whitethroat 3 , Sedge Warbler 2 , Reed Warbler 1 , Yellow Wagtail 7 3 Creykes Crossing 4 Bank Top, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 Bank Top, Meadow Pipit 2 , Goldfinch 2 , Linnet 5 , Bullfinch 1 Male, Reed Bunting 12 . Also Roe Deer 2, Red Deer 2, Water Vole 1 Creyke's gate. 1738 Common Carpet 1 Creyke's gate.

Bryan Wainwright 25/05/2014 Shelduck 15 going E over Goole Moor and floods, Gadwall 3 , Shoveler 6 , Tufted Duck 2 , Quail 1 heard wheat field off Bank Top at Goole Moor calling many times, Cormorant 1 , Little Grebe 2 , Marsh Harrier 4 2 males 2 females, Buzzard 1 , Lapwing 6 , Redshank 3 , Collared Dove 1 Swinefleet gate, Cuckoo 2 , Swift 60 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 Creyke's and Will Pits, Jay 1 , Skylark 3 , Swallow 2 , House Martin 1 , Tree Sparrow 3 1 Swinefleet gate, Yellowhammer 1 . Also Brown Hare 1 , Roe Deer 3 .

Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley 24/05/2014 Greater Canada Goose 1 , Shelduck 4 Goole Moor, Teal 4 , Shoveler 6 , Tufted Duck 3 , Quail 1 heard wheat field off Bank Top at Goole Moor calling many times, Marsh Harrier 2 males, Sparrowhawk 2 male and female, Hobby 1 Will Pits, Moorhen 2 , Coot 1 , Lapwing 8 , Greenshank 1 W side floods, Redshank 4 , Snipe 1 drumming Mill Drain Marsh, Black-headed Gull 8 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 immature, Cuckoo 3 , Swift 30 , Jay 2 , Swallow 8 , Long-tailed Tit 3 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 . Also Roe Deer 3 . Red Deer 2 fields N of Crowle Moor, Red Fox 2 Bank Top at Goole Moor, Rabbit 20 stood around Fox.

Bryan Wainwright 23/05/2014 Shelduck 4 Goole Moor, Gadwall 3 , Shoveler 6 , Pochard 5 4 males & 1 female, Tufted Duck 6 , Marsh Harrier 4 2 males 2 females, Hobby 2 Will Pits, Water Rail 1 , Moorhen 2 , Lapwing 5 , Ringed Plover 4 W side pools, Greenshank 1 W side floods, Redshank 2 , Arctic Tern 6 low along NW edge going NNE at 07.40, Black-headed Gull 10 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 , Collared Dove 2 1 Swinefleet gate other landed in birch at Green Belt, Cuckoo 1 , Swift 20 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Skylark 3 S and SE fields only, Swallow 2 , Starling 1 , Tree Sparrow 3 1 Swinefleet gate others Creyke's Crossing, Goldfinch 4 . Also Red Deer 3 fields N of Crowle Moor, Roe Deer 2 .

Steve Hiner 22/05/2014 Shelduck 3 W side, Teal 7 , Mallard 6 , Shoveler 2 , Black-necked Grebe 1 Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 1 New Moor, Buzzard 1 male New Moor, Black-headed Gull 3 , Cuckoo 1 , Chiffchaff 1 , Stonechat 1 male W side, Meadow Pipit 5 , Reed Bunting 1 . Also Red Deer 5 females Will Pits, Roe Deer 1 male Swinefleet gate.

Janet Canning 22/05/2014 Turtle Dove 1 colliery area.

Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley 22/05/2014 Greater Canada Goose 1 , Shoveler 5 , Pochard 5 4 males & 1 female, Tufted Duck 4 , Marsh Harrier 1 male, Water Rail 1 , Lapwing 8 , Ringed Plover 5 W end pools Goole Moor Tram, Redshank 4 , Black-headed Gull 10 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 immature, Great Black-backed Gull 1 immature, Cuckoo 1 , Swift 5 , Swallow 25 , Greenfinch 1 Creyke's Crossing.

Ian McDonald 21/05/2014 Shelduck 2 floods N of Fison's road, Turtle Dove 1 Casson's, Grasshopper Warbler 1 , Yellow Wagtail 1 Top House farm.

Ian McDonald 20/05/2014 Green Woodpecker 1 Bell's, Turtle Dove 1 Bell's, Little Owl 2 Creyke's crossing, Cuckoo 1 , 

 

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Cuckoo (Ian McDonald 2014) 

 

 


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Steve Hiner, Louise Eaton 20/05/2014 Marsh Harrier 3 1 male 1 female displaying over New Moor & 1 male near by, Hobby 3 , Lapwing 2 , Cuckoo 3 , Skylark 1 , Chiffchaff 2 , Willow Warbler 2 , Grasshopper Warbler 2 , Sedge Warbler 1 , Reed Warbler 2 , Goldfinch 4 , Yellowhammer 1 Green Belt, Reed Bunting 1 . Also Roe Deer 1 Will Pits. Adder 1 male Green Belt, Common Lizard 3 1 New Moor & 2 NNR/NE shed, Common Frog 1 Will Pits Scrape.

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Froghopper (Steve Hiner 2014) 

 

 

Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley, Gary Featherstone, Adrian Handley 20/05/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 20 , Greater Canada Goose 1 , Shelduck 1 Goole Moor, Gadwall 2 , Mallard 16 , Pochard 5 4 males 1 female Will Pits scrape, Tufted Duck 4 , Grey Heron 1 , Little Grebe 1 , Marsh Harrier 2 males, Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 1 Coot 1 , Lapwing 8 , Redshank 3 , Cuckoo 1 , Tawny Owl 1 adult flew over road in Will Pits, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Will Pits, Stonechat 2 juveniles road at Green Belt, Yellowhammer 1 . Also Roe Deer 3 , Red Fox 2 cubs Goole Moor E end.

Steve Hiner, Louise Eaton 19/05/2014 Shoveler 1 male, Marsh Harrier 1 male, Hobby 2 , Lapwing 2 , Swift 12 , Swallow 5 , House Martin 2 , Wheatear 1 male W side. Also Roe Deer 1 Green Belt. Common Lizard 1 inside NNR/NE shed.

Ron Moat 18/05/2014 Cuckoo 1 clearly calling in early hours from 00.20 to 00.40.

Martin Warne 18/05/2014 Greylag Goose 7 , Gadwall 2 , Teal 1 , Mallard 24 , Shoveler 7 , Tufted Duck 3 , Pheasant 3 , Little Grebe 1 Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 1 female, Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 1 , Hobby 5 , Water Rail 1 calling Mervyn's Tram, Lapwing 9 , Redshank 4 W Floods, Black-headed Gull 45 , Cuckoo 4 , Swallow 2 , Long-tailed Tit 2 , Chiffchaff 4 , Willow Warbler 9 , Blackcap 2 , Whitethroat 6 , Grasshopper Warbler 2 , Sedge Warbler 11 , Reed Warbler 6 , Song Thrush 1 , Meadow Pipit 8 , Linnet 6 , Yellowhammer 1 , Reed Bunting 12 . Also 1952*Common Heath*Ematurga atomaria Fisons Road North 7, 1902*Brown Silver-line*Petrophora chlorosata 10, 1955*Common White Wave*Cabera pusaria Swinefleet Line Dyke 1, 1738.1*Common Carpet*Epirrhoe alternata obscurta Swinefleet Line Dyke 1, 391*Cocksfoot Moth*Glyphipterix simpliciella Swinefleet Line Dyke 1, 4007*Large Red Damselfly*Pyrrhosoma nymphula 85, 4039*Four-spotted Chaser*Libellula quadrimaculata 92, 4017*Common Blue Damselfly*Enallagma cyathigerum Will Pits Scrape 10, 4019*Blue-tailed Damselfly*Ischnura elegans Will Pits Scrape 1, 1546*Brimstone*Gonepteryx rhamni Will Pits Scrape 1, 1551*Green-veined White*Pieris napi 6, 1553*Orange-tip*Anthocharis cardamines Swinefleet Line Dyke 1, 1561*Small Copper*Lycaena phlaeas 2, 1597*Peacock*Inachis io 7, 1614*Speckled Wood*Pararge aegeria 2, 1615*Wall*Lasiommata megera Limberlost Wood 3, 

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Wall Brown Limberlost Wood (Martin Warne 2014) 

 



1549*Large White*Pieris brassicae Swinefleet Line Dyke 2.

Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley, Richard Sprakes, Gary Featherstone, Adrian Handley (WeBs) 18/05/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 40 with at least 12 unfledged young, Greater Canada Goose 7 , Shelduck 2 Goole Moor, Gadwall 11 , Teal 12 1 with 4 small young near Paraffin area, Mallard 70 , Shoveler 5 , Pochard 4 males Will Pits scrape, Tufted Duck 6 , Grey Heron 1 , Little Grebe 2 , Marsh Harrier 5 inc. 2 males 1 female, Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 1 Hobby 5 in air at once, Water Rail 1 Goole Moor, Moorhen 10 , Coot 2 , Lapwing 25 1 had egg stolen from nest by Crow at W side, Ringed Plover 1 Goole Moor, Redshank 8 , Snipe 1 drumming Pony Bridge Marsh, Common Tern 2 over main floods with Black-headed Gulls but left E fairly quickly, Black-headed Gull 80 only 9 apparently nesting mainly N Goole Moor and W side floods, Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 , Turtle Dove 3 , Cuckoo 6 , Carrion Crow 30 , Skylark 3 , Swallow 10 , Willow Warbler 73 , Garden Warbler 4 , Whitethroat 8 , Grasshopper Warbler 3 , Sedge Warbler 15 Sedge Warbler 14 , Wren 8 , Song Thrush 3 , Stonechat 4 pair with juveniles road at Green Belt, Yellow Wagtail 2 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 3 , Tree Pipit 1 seen while singing Lonesome Pine Tram, Chaffinch 5 , Linnet 6 , Bullfinch 2 , Yellowhammer 11 , Reed Bunting 25 . Also Red Fox 1 Bank Top at Will Pits, Stoat 1 Bank Top at Will Pits, Roe Deer 9.

Bryan Wainwright 17/05/2014 Gadwall 2 , Shoveler 5 , Pochard 3 2 males & 1 female Will Pits scrape, Tufted Duck 12 , Grey Heron 1 , Marsh Harrier 3 2 males 1 female, Sparrowhawk 1 , Buzzard 2 , Kestrel 1 , Hobby 15 in air at once and upto 6 in bins in one go, Water Rail 1 territorial kip calls and strange noises Pony Bridge Marsh, Moorhen 2 , Lapwing 12 , Little Ringed Plover 1 seen going S over centre of moors calling, Ringed Plover 1 seen over W side and calling, Redshank 4 , Snipe 1 drumming Pony Bridge Marsh, Black-headed Gull 10 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 , Turtle Dove calling Lonesome Pine Tram, Cuckoo 5 , Swift 2 , Coal Tit 1 in Lonesome Pine and calling, Skylark 4 S and SE fields only, Swallow 8 , Chiffchaff 4 , Grasshopper Warbler 2 , Sedge Warbler 3 , Reed Warbler 10 8 in first 200m of Middle Moor Tram S from limestone road, Blackbird 8 , Song Thrush 4 , Spotted Flycatcher 1 seen and calling E side Pony Bridge Wood, Robin 2 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 , Tree Pipit 1 seen very well while singing Lonesome Pine Tram, Greenfinch 1 Creyke's Crossing, Goldfinch 3 , Bullfinch 2 , Yellowhammer 3 . Also Brown Hare 2 , Red Deer 14 southern fields mainly, Roe Deer 3 .

Rob Watson 16/05/2014 Marsh Harrier 2 male and female, Hobby 2 , Peregrine 1 W over floods, Turtle Dove 4 2 flying from eastern Colliery area & 2 heard Durnams Gardens Cuckoo 3 , Garden Warbler 3 , Grasshopper Warbler 1 , rw gard.jpg



















 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garden Warbler (Rob Watson 2014) 

 



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Grasshopper Warbler (Rob Watson 2014) 

 

 


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Small Copper & Ichneumon Wasp on Wild Mignonette (Rob Watson 2014) 

 

 

Bev Baxter, Rob Adams (ringing Creyke's gate) 16/05/2014 Great Tit 2 , Long-tailed Tit 2 , Willow Warbler 2 , Blackcap 1 , Garden Warbler 2 one was a control from another site, Whitethroat 1 , Wren 3 , Robin 4 , Stonechat 1 male seen only near Will Pits, Dunnock 2 , Meadow Pipit 1 , Chaffinch 4 .

Bryan Wainwright. Gary Featherstone, Adrian Handley (in part) 16/05/2014 Shelduck 2 Goole Moor, Gadwall 4 , Teal 1 with 3 unfledged young W side floods, Tufted Duck 5 , Cormorant 1 , Marsh Harrier 2 male and female, Sparrowhawk 1 male, Buzzard 1 , Hobby 2 , Moorhen 2 , Coot 2 , Redshank 3 , Black-headed Gull 20 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 , Cuckoo 2 , Swift 4 , Swallow 4 , Song Thrush 1 , Yellow Wagtail 2 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 , Yellowhammer 2 . Also Red Deer 2 , Roe Deer 1 .

Steve Hiner, Louise Eaton 15/05/2014 Tufted Duck 6 3 pr. Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 1 male New Moor, Turtle Dove 2 Green Belt & Bell's, Cuckoo 4 1 Green Belt 1 Middle Moor 1 NNR shed 1 Pony Bridge Marsh, Blackcap 1 Green Belt, Grasshopper Warbler 1 Green Belt, Reed Warbler 1 Green Belt, Chaffinch 1 Bank Top. Also Red Fox 1 , Red Deer 2 Crowle Moor, Weasel 1 Creyke's gate.

Martin Warne 15/05/2014 Greylag Goose 6 , Gadwall 4 , Teal 6 , Mallard 20 , Shoveler 5 , Pheasant 2 , Buzzard 2 , Marsh Harrier 3 1 male, Hobby 5 , Lapwing 6 , Redshank 3 W Floods, Black-headed Gull 70 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 , Turtle Dove 1 Calling Green Belt, Cuckoo 3 , Jay 1 , Willow Tit 2 , Skylark 5 Kings Moor, Long-tailed Tit 2 , Chiffchaff 3 , Willow Warbler 14 , Blackcap 1 Male, Whitethroat 12 , Grasshopper Warbler 1 , Sedge Warbler 5 , Reed Warbler 8 , Wren 2 , Tree Pipit 1 SE725146 53.623497N 0.903966W displaying Collis` Tram?, Meadow Pipit 6 , Goldfinch 2 , Linnet 1 , Yellowhammer 2 , Reed Bunting 5 . Also 1 Stoat, 1 Fox, 1 Roe Deer, 2 Red Deer. 2 Lizard. 15 391 Cocksfoot Moth Glyphipterix simpliciella, 6 1640 The Drinker Euthrix potatoria caterpillar, 1 1677 Birch Mocha Cyclophora albipunctata, 4 1902 Brown Silver-line Petrophora chlorosata, 110 1952 Common Heath Ematurga atomaria. 90 Four-spotted Chaser Libellula quadrimaculata, 215 Large Red Damselfy Pyrrhosoma nymphula. 2 Green-veined White, 1 Small Copper, 4 Orange Tip (males), 4 Peacock. 6 Green Tiger Beetle. 18 Red & Black Froghopper.

Bryan Wainwright 15/05/2014 Shelduck 2 Goole Moor, Gadwall 3 , Shoveler 3 , Tufted Duck 9 , Redshank 3 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 , Turtle Dove 1 calling behind NE shed, Cuckoo 2 . Roe Deer 8.

Robert Broch 14/05/2014 Marsh Harrier 4 Buzzard 1 Hobby 6 Turtle Dove 6 males 1 Jone's Cable 2 Durham's Garden 2 Green Belt, 1 NE shed. Blue Tit 2 feeding young, Coal Tit 2 1 feeding its mate, Blackcap 1 on 5 eggs, Treecreeper 2 probably nesting, Song Thrush 1 with 4 young Will Pits.

Irvin Payne 14/05/2014 Hobby 1 , Turtle Dove 2 Durham's Garden/ Green Belt, Cuckoo 1 .

Bryan Wainwright 14/05/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 20 , Shelduck 2 Goole Moor, Gadwall 6 , Tufted Duck 5 , Grey Heron 1 , Marsh Harrier 3 1 male 2 females, Sparrowhawk 1 female, Buzzard 4 , Kestrel 1 , Hobby 1 , Moorhen 3 , Redshank 3 , Black-headed Gull 20 , Tawny Owl 1 young looking out of nestbox NE shed/ Will Pits Scrape, Swift 20 , Jay 1 , Jackdaw 3 1 over Goole Moor calling 2 over Will Pits going N calling, Great Tit 2 , Willow Tit 1 calling Will Pits Scrape, Skylark 4 , Swallow 5 , Chiffchaff 3 , Willow Warbler 10 , Blackcap 6 , Garden Warbler 3 , Whitethroat 12 , Grasshopper Warbler 3 , Sedge Warbler 10 , Reed Warbler 6 , Song Thrush 2 , Robin 2 , Wheatear 1 male W side on limestone road, House Sparrow 4 Creyke's Crossing, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 3 , Meadow Pipit 4 , Goldfinch 1 , Siskin 2 over Goole Moor calling, Linnet 7 , Yellowhammer 5 , Reed Bunting 8 . Also Roe Deer 7 , Rabbit 10 , Brown Hare 3 included young Goole Moor. Red Deer 11 1 Goole Moor 7 Goole Fields 3 fields N of Crowle Moor. Orangetip.

Andy Lakin 13/05/2014 Buzzard 6 , Hobby 15+ in air at once from viewing platform Middle Moor, Turtle Dove 1 Durham's Garden/Green Belt, Cuckoo 3 Durham's Garden/Green Belt.

Bryan Wainwright, Gary Featherstone 13/05/2014 Tufted Duck 5 , Marsh Harrier 3 2 females and 1 male, Hobby 1 , Moorhen 3 , Lapwing 8 , Redshank 2 , Swift 90 , Swallow 2 , House Martin 1 , Long-tailed Tit 1 , Song Thrush 1 , Wheatear 1 female W side, Yellow Wagtail 2 , Meadow Pipit 5 , Yellowhammer 1 . Roe Deer 2 , Rabbit 6 , Brown Hare 2 young Goole Moor.

Richard J Sprakes 11/05/2014 Marsh Harrier 1 cream-crown W side fields, Buzzard 1 W side fields.

John Durrant 11/05/2014 Turtle Dove 3 Green Belt.

Bryan Wainwright. Gary Featherstone, Adrian Handley (in part) 11/05/2014 Shelduck 5 Goole Moor, Gadwall 4 , Teal 10 , Shoveler 8 , Tufted Duck 7 , Little Egret 4 , Marsh Harrier 2 , Buzzard 2 , Hobby 1 , Moorhen 2 , Coot 1 , Oystercatcher 1 W side floods, Redshank 2 , Black-headed Gull 30 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 , Collared Dove 2 , Cuckoo 2 including a rufous phase female struggling W against wind W side and landing on heather frequently, Swift 6 , Swallow 8 , House Martin 1 , Song Thrush 1 with nesting material Will Pits, Wheatear 1 female W side, Yellow Wagtail 2 , Yellowhammer 1 . Also Red Deer 7 Blackwater Cike near Will Pits, Roe Deer 4 , Rabbit 8 .

Martin Warne 10/05/2014 Greylag Goose 4 , Gadwall 1 , Teal 5 , Mallard 8 1 female with 9 young Shoveler 7 , Pheasant 4 1 female Little Grebe 1 alarming on water Crowle North Pond (marsh N of Crowle Moor), Marsh Harrier 4 1 male Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 2 , Hobby 2 , Peregrine 1 male Moorhen 2 On water Crowle North Pond (marsh N of Crowle Moor), Lapwing 9 , Dunlin 1 Heard calling Fison's Road North Redshank 2 , Black-headed Gull 79 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 3 , Cuckoo 4 , Swift 300+ , Swallow 100 , House Martin 1 , Long-tailed Tit 2 , Chiffchaff 3 , Willow Warbler 4 , Blackcap 3 , Whitethroat 5 , Grasshopper Warbler 3 , Sedge Warbler 6 , Reed Warbler 1 , Wheatear 1 Female Fison's Road North Meadow Pipit 6 , Goldfinch 3 , Linnet 4 , Reed Bunting 9 . Also 18 Four Spotted Chaser, 145 Large Red Damselfly, 1 Large White Butterfly, 3 Speckled Wood Butterfly, 1 possible 1362Pyrausta purpuralis Moth. 

 

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1362 Pyrausta purpuralis (Martin Warne 2014) 

 



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1362 Pyrausta purpuralis (Martin Warne 2014) 

 

 

S. & A. Bamford 10/05/2014 from Crowle Moor Shoveler 2 , Tufted Duck 2 , Marsh Harrier 2 , Sparrowhawk 2 , Woodcock 1 , Black-headed Gull 2 , Cuckoo 3 , Barn Owl 1 , Swift 1000+ , Willow Warbler 2 , Blackcap 2 , Whitethroat 2 , Sedge Warbler 2 , Song Thrush 3 , Yellowhammer 1 . Red Deer 10 Crowle Moor, Roe Deer 7 Crowle Moor.

Bryan Wainwright 10/05/2014 Shelduck 7 , Tufted Duck 4 , Marsh Harrier 2 , Buzzard 1 , Hobby 1 , Peregrine 1 male W side, Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 , Collared Dove 1 , Cuckoo 1 , Swift 6 , Swallow 3 , Wheatear 1 female Fison's Road N. Roe Deer 5 , Brown Hare 3 N edge Goole Moor.

Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley 09/05/2014 Shelduck 8 , Garganey 1 Crowle North Pond (marsh N of Crowle Moor), SPOONBILL:1 adult, 06.10 at W side of Creyke's crossing circling as if heading to NE but not re-seen from E side crossings in appalling rain (WHP only; muggins was driving car across crossing while Bill had Spoonbill as he crossed to other side to close gate! 5th site record), Marsh Harrier 2 male and female, Sparrowhawk 1 , Buzzard 1 , Greenshank 1 seen W side floods and calling, Snipe 1 drumming Will Pits, Herring Gull 6 , Cuckoo 2 , Swift 180 , Sand Martin 1 , Swallow 20 , House Martin 2 , Goldfinch 18 . Roe Deer 3 , Brown Hare 2 N edge Goole Moor.

Steve Hiner, Louise Eaton 08/05/2014 Shelduck 2 , Teal 1 , Tufted Duck 4 2 pair, Marsh Harrier 2 males New Moor, Lapwing 2 , Black-headed Gull 18 W side floods Collared Dove 1 Rhododendron Path Cuckoo 1 , Tawny Owl 1 NNR/NE shed, Swift 20 Paraffin area, Green Woodpecker 1 Middle Moor Tram, Reed Warbler 1 , Meadow Pipit 2 . Red Deer 1 3 males Pony Bridge Marsh, Roe Deer 3 1 male 2 females Creyke's. Common Lizard 1 1 NNR/NE shed.

Martin Warne 08/05/2014 Greylag Goose 17 , Gadwall 3 , Teal 5 , Mallard 12 , Shoveler 8 , Pheasant 6 , Little Grebe 1 alarming on water North of Crowle Moor Marsh Harrier 4 2 males Lapwing 3 , Dunlin 1 Fisons Rd North Redshank 2 Fisons Rd North Black-headed Gull 40 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 , Turtle Dove 1 Perched in tree on Crowle Moor Cuckoo 3 , Swift c 1500+ , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Will Pits Wood Skylark 2 Creykes Gate Sand Martin 2 , Swallow c 500+ , House Martin 3 , Long-tailed Tit 2 , Chiffchaff 2 , Willow Warbler 11 , Blackcap 3 , Whitethroat 3 , Grasshopper Warbler 3 , Sedge Warbler 16 , Reed Warbler 1 , Wheatear 1 Female Fisons Rd North Meadow Pipit 10 , Linnet 7 , Reed Bunting 12 . Also Roe Deer 3, Red Deer 1, Hares 3 on banking at Creyke's Gate. 385 Anthophila fabriciana 1, 1952 Common Heath Ematurga atomaria 5.

Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley, Gary Featherstone 08/05/2014 Shelduck 6 , Gadwall 3 , Shoveler 6 , Tufted Duck 4 , Cormorant 1 , Little Grebe 2 marsh N of Crowle Moor, Marsh Harrier 2 males, Moorhen 2 , Lapwing 7 , Dunlin 2 on W side floods (former BH Gull colony), Redshank 2 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 , Herring Gull 6 , Swift 80 , Swallow 60 , House Martin 3 , Blackbird 4 , Song Thrush 2 , Meadow Pipit 4 , Bullfinch 2 , Yellowhammer 1 . Red Deer 5 Goole Moor, Roe Deer 3 .

Ian McDonald 07/05/2014 Snipe 1 New Cross Drain, Turtle Dove 1 Whaley Baulk, Jay 2 Collis's Tram, Grasshopper Warbler 1 Fisons Road, Wheatear 1 female Fisons Road.

Martin Warne 07/05/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 11 , Gadwall 2 , Shoveler 8 , Marsh Harrier 3 1 Male 2 Female / Juv, Buzzard 2 , Oystercatcher 1 Green Belt Scrape flying West, Lapwing 8 , Redshank 2 , Black-headed Gull 80 , Cuckoo 3 , Swift c1000 several large flocks through during day, Jay 2 , Swallow 6 , Chiffchaff 3 , Willow Warbler 6 , Blackcap 1 male, Whitethroat 4 , Grasshopper Warbler 2 , Sedge Warbler 14 , Reed Warbler 1 , Wheatear 4 female Fisons Road North, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 , Meadow Pipit 10 , Linnet 6 , Bullfinch 1 male, Reed Bunting 10 . Also Roe Deer 3. Four Spotted Chaser 4, Large Red Damselfly 50, Peacock 2, Green Veined White 2, Small Copper 1 Green Belt, Speckled Wood 5.

Steve Hiner, Louise Eaton 06/05/2014 Shelduck 1 , Garganey 1 male Crowle North Pond (marsh N of Crowle Moor), Marsh Harrier 1 male New Moor, Buzzard 1 Woodpecker Corner, Hobby 1 , Peregrine 1 male W side, Lapwing 2 , Cuckoo 1 , Chiffchaff 1 , Willow Warbler 1 , Blackcap 1 , Sedge Warbler 1 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 . Wood Mouse 1 or Yellow-necked? NNR/NE shed, Red Deer 1 female Will Pits. Adder 1 female Green Belt, Common Lizard 6 1 Green Belt 5 last year's young NNR/NE shed, Common Frog 1 back of Bell's. At NNR/NE shed: Orange tip 1, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Green Veined White 1, Peacock 1 & 12 Green Belt, Brimstone 1.

Martin Warne 06/05/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 31 , Teal 13 , Garganey 1 male marsh N of Crowle Moor, Shoveler 6 , Grey Heron 1 , Marsh Harrier 2 , Kestrel 1 , Hobby 4 , Peregrine 1 Fisons Road North, Lapwing 2 , Little Ringed Plover 1 Fisons Road North, Dunlin 3 Fisons Road North, Redshank 3 Fisons Road North, Black-headed Gull 73 , Turtle Dove 1 Green Belt, Cuckoo 2 , Swift 7 , Swallow 6 , Long-tailed Tit 2 , Chiffchaff 2 , Willow Warbler 7 , Blackcap 1 , Whitethroat 6 , Grasshopper Warbler 2 , Sedge Warbler 11 , Reed Warbler 2 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 , Meadow Pipit 7 , Chaffinch 4 , Goldfinch 4 , Linnet 5 , Yellowhammer 4 , Reed Bunting 14 . Also Large White 2 Peacock, 4 Speckled Wood, 3 Green-veined White, 5 Small Tortoiseshell, 2 Brimstone, 1 Large Red Damselfly, 211 Four-spotted Chaser. (1952) Common Heath Ematurga atomaria Goole Moor Tram 9. Red-and-black Froghopper Cercopis vulnerata Green Belt 7, Green tiger beetle Cicindela campestris Green Belt 7. 

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Birch Shieldbug Elasmostethus interstinctus (Martin Warne 2014) 

 



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Four-spotted Chaser Libellula quadrimaculata (Martin Warne 2014) 

 



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Four-spotted Chaser Libellula quadrimaculata (Martin Warne 2014) 

 



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Large Red Damselfly Pyrrhosoma nymphula (Martin Warne 2014) 

 



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Red & Black Froghopper Cercopis vulnerata (Martin Warne 2014) 

 

 

Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley 06/05/2014 Greater Canada Goose 2 , Shelduck 2 , Gadwall 6 , Teal 8 , Garganey 1 possibly 2 males E end pools Goole Moor and 1 a little later marsh N of Crowle Moor from Bank Top, Shoveler 4 , Pochard 1 male Will Pits Scrape, Tufted Duck 5 , Grey Partridge 2 approach to Creyke's gate, Little Grebe 1 E end pools Goole Moor, Marsh Harrier 2 a pair N of Fison's road, Buzzard 2 , Kestrel 2 , Hobby 1 , Moorhen 4 , Lapwing 10 , Ringed Plover 4 W end Goole Moor pools, Curlew 1 over S calling, Dunlin 5 W end Goole Moor pools, Redshank 4 , Collared Dove 1 , Cuckoo 2 , Little Owl 1 Top House Farm, Swift 23 , Swallow 10 , Wheatear 1 female Fison's road N, Meadow Pipit 6 , Yellowhammer 2 , Reed Bunting 10 , Corn Bunting 1 just W of railway. Also Roe Deer 2, Brown Hare 2 N edge Goole Moor.

David Smith 05/05/2014 Stonechat 1 male near platform Middle Moor, Yellowhammer 3 , Buzzard 2 , Turtle Dove 3 Rhododendrn Path Green Belt. Adder 2 Green Belt.

Richard Sprakes 05/05/2014 Marsh Harrier 4 2 pairs N of Fison's road, Buzzard 3 , Kestrel 1 , Hobby 5, Peregrine 1 male E side Goole Fields, Cuckoo 2 , Swift 1 , Skylark 3 , Chiffchaff 7 , Blackcap 5 , Lesser Whitethroat 1 Jone's Cable, Whitethroat 14 Jone's Cable, Goldfinch 5 , Bullfinch 2 .

Bill Priestley 05/05/2014 Tufted Duck 22 Will Pits Scrape, Peregrine 1 floods, Turtle Dove 2 Green Belt, Rook 2 went S over middle of moors.

Tom Lowe 05/05/2014 Peregrine 1 male E side Goole Fields, Redshank 4 , Willow Tit 2 calling Goole Moor N edge.

Bryan Wainwright, Tom Lowe, Richard Sprakes, Bill Priestley (all in part) 05/05/2014 Greater Canada Goose 1 , Shelduck 8 W side Goole Moor, Gadwall 4 , Teal 12 , Shoveler 5 , Tufted Duck 22 Will Pits Scrape, Cormorant 1 immature flying from Goole Fields reservoir to moors and later doing same, Grey Heron 1 , Little Grebe 1 , Marsh Harrier 4 2 pairs N of Fison's road, Buzzard 3 , Kestrel 1 , Hobby 5 , Peregrine 1 male E side Goole Fields, Moorhen 3 , Lapwing 12 , Little Ringed Plover 1 pools W side Goole Moor, Ringed Plover 8 W end Goole Moor pools, Greenshank 1 W end Goole Moor pools, Redshank 4 , Black-headed Gull 105 70 on W side floods (former BH Gull colony) 35 N Goole Moor some nesting and mating today, Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 , Herring Gull 1 , Stock Dove 1 , Collared Dove 1 , Cuckoo 2 , Jackdaw 1 over E end Goole Moor alone calling with lot of feathers missing, Carrion Crow 28 Goole Moor only, Great Tit 2 , Skylark 5 , Swallow 9 , Long-tailed Tit 4 , Whitethroat 10 , Grasshopper Warbler 3 , Reed Warbler 3 , Wheatear 2 female Fison's Road N male W end Blackwater Dike, House Sparrow 5 Creyke's Crossing, Tree Sparrow 1 Swinefleet gate, Yellow Wagtail 3 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 , Meadow Pipit 2 , Linnet 6 , Bullfinch 1 , Yellowhammer 4 . Also Roe Deer 6 , Red Fox 1 N edge Goole Moor, Brown Hare 4 N edge Goole Moor. And 1 each of Red Admiral, Small Copper, Peacock, Orangetip.

Tom Lowe 04/05/2014 Red Kite Oystercatcher 2 pools W side Goole Moor, Little Ringed Plover 2 pools W side Goole Moor,Arctic Tern 1 flew high N calling over Goole Fields. Wheatear 1 male Goole Moor.

Bryan Wainwright 04/05/2014 Mute Swan 2 going W, Greater Canada Goose 3 , Gadwall 7 , Teal 8 , Shoveler 9 , Tufted Duck 9 , Cormorant 1 immature on 1000 Acre floods, Little Grebe 1 , Great Crested Grebe 1 Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 4 2 pairs N of Fison's road, Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 1 , Hobby 2 , Moorhen 4 , Coot 1 , Oystercatcher 2 pools W side Goole Moor, Lapwing 10 , Little Ringed Plover 2 pools W side Goole Moor, Whimbrel 1 on Fison's road N then flew S calling, Black-tailed Godwit 2 on W side floods (former BH Gull colony), 

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Black-tailed Godwits (Bryan Wainwright 2014) 

 



Dunlin 1 on W side floods (former BH Gull colony), Redshank 2 , Arctic Tern 1 on stump W side floods (former BH Gull colony) then flew N calling, Black-headed Gull 20 on W side floods (former BH Gull colony), Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 , Stock Dove 1 , Cuckoo 2 , Little Owl 1 Top House Farm, Swift 6 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Swallow 3 , Reed Warbler 3 , Yellowhammer 1 . Also Roe Deer 2 , Red Fox 1 N edge Goole Moor, Red Deer 12 E side Goole Moor.

Bill Priestley 03/05/2014 Treecreeper 2 Will Pits, Garden Warbler 7 Will Pits.

Tom Lowe 03/05/2014 Garganey 1 male E end pools Goole Moor,


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Garganey (Tom Lowe 2014) Hobby 4 .

 

 

Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley, Richard Sprakes, Jim Snowden 03/05/2014 Greater Canada Goose 1 , Shelduck 1 , Gadwall 6 , Teal 10 , Shoveler 8 , Pochard 1 male Will Pits Scrape, Tufted Duck 14 , Goosander 2 males Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 5 2 pairs and 1 immature N of Fison's road, Buzzard 5 in air at once Goole Moor, Kestrel 1 , Hobby 6 , Water Rail 1 , Lapwing 12 , Redshank 1 , Collared Dove 2 , Cuckoo 2 , Swift 20+ , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Swallow 1 . Stoat 1 Fison's road N, Roe Deer 6 Creyke's. Common Lizard 1 NE shed.

Bill Priestley 02/05/2014 Gadwall 1 Bell's Pond, Hobby 4 Will Pits, Turtle Dove 1 Bell's, Cuckoo 4 , Tawny Owl 1, Jay 4 , Whitethroat 20 , Wheatear 2 colliery yard (dis.).

Ben Steel 02/05/2014 Marsh Harrier 1 , Cuckoo 9 , Long-eared Owl 1 female Will Pits Scrape, Stonechat 1 .

Rob Watson 02/05/2014 Gadwall 2 , Teal 5 , Shoveler 10 , Pochard 4 , Tufted Duck 8 , Grey Partridge 2 colliery area, GREAT WHITE EGRET 2 1000 Acre floods, 

 

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Great White Egrets (Rob Watson 2014) 

 

 


Marsh Harrier 1 male, Buzzard 2 Northern Canals & N floods/ Goole Moor, Hobby 3 1 floods 2  together  Northern Canals, Cuckoo 1 Will Pits, Swift 10 , Garden Warbler 2 Will Pits Scrape  and Will Pits, Grasshopper Warbler 1 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 , 

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Pied Wagtail (Rob Watson 2014) Bullfinch 2 Will Pits. Also Red Fox 

 



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Fox (Rob Watson 2014) 

 

 


Four-spotted Chasers.

John Durrant 02/05/2014 Turtle Dove 1 purring Inkle Moor.

Bryan Wainwright (Bill Priestley in part) 02/05/2014 Greater Canada Goose 3 , Shelduck 3 W side, Gadwall 3 , Shoveler 4 ,

GREAT WHITE EGRET Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley, Rob Watson, Ben Steel FIRST RECORD FOR THORNE MOORS. First seen from road about 200m away right in the middle of the temporary closed off area of Thousand Acre Floods. They flew as soon as I pulled up. Large size like Grey Heron was noted and black feet (but was that because of peaty water?). I suspected Great White Egret and drove around to Blackwater Dike “Bus Stop” and got better views and photos from there. They then flew again as I tried to get closer, though this wasn’t practical anyway given very boggy terrain. They landed again just a little W of where I had first seen them and as I arrived back at the other side I met Bill, who confirmed he had seen some egrets from a distance and was now trying to get a better view to determine which species. I left (for another job) and met Rob Watson along Fison’s Limestone Road and took him back, then left proper. Ben said he might be on later and I told him of the GW Egrets, which he saw remarkably at Crowle North Pond before they eventually flew off for good around 21.00 heading NE. The birds were determined to be in full breeding plumage, with yellow upper legs and good full plumes to rear. 

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Great White Egrets (Bryan Wainwright 2014) 

 


Marsh Harrier 2 a pair N of Fison's road, Water Rail 2 calling Goole Moor, Lapwing 7 , Little Ringed Plover 1 calling Goole Moor, Collared Dove 2 Cuckoo 2 Swift 2 , Jay 1 , Swallow 3 , Wheatear 2 female Fison's Road N male W end Blackwater Dike, Yellow Wagtail 2 , Linnet 6 , Also Roe Deer 4 , Red Deer 9 fields N of Crowle Moor, Water Vole 1 swimming N Goole Moor.

Steve Hiner, Louise Eaton, Graham Thomas 01/05/2014 Shelduck 2 Will Pits Scrape Teal 1 , Tufted Duck 6 3 pr Will Pits Scrape, Grey Heron 1 , Marsh Harrier 1 male 1 female New Moor, Sparrowhawk 1 female pit tip, Buzzard 1 , Lapwing 2 , Cuckoo 1 , Swallow 30 , House Martin 2 , Chiffchaff 1 , Willow Warbler 1 , Grasshopper Warbler 1 , Sedge Warbler 1 , Reed Warbler 1 . Also Roe Deer 2 male and female Inkle Flatts.

Bryan Wainwright, Gary Featherstone 01/05/2014 Tufted Duck 12 , Grey Heron 1 , Marsh Harrier 5 2 pairs and 1 immature N of Fison's road, Buzzard 3 , Golden Plover 2 going E calling, Lapwing 6 , Dunlin 1 W side, Redshank 2 , Snipe 1 drumming Mill Drain Marsh, Black-headed Gull 40 W side, Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 , Herring Gull 1 , Collared Dove 1 Cuckoo 2 Swift 5 , Sand Martin 4 , Swallow 50 , House Martin 4 , Garden Warbler 1 singing Will Pits scrape, Reed Warbler 3 , Tree Sparrow 1 Swinefleet gate, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 , Goldfinch 2 , Bullfinch 1 . Also Roe Deer 1.

Steve Hiner 30/04/2014 Shoveler 4 2 pr Mill Drain, Marsh Harrier 1 male 1 female Middle Moor 1 male 1 female New Moor, 1 male Green Belt, Lapwing 6 4 W side 2 Crowle Moor, Redshank 1 , Black-headed Gull 15 W side, Jay 1 Will Pits, Chiffchaff 1 , Willow Warbler 2 , Blackcap 1 , Garden Warbler 1 , Sedge Warbler 1 , Wheatear 1 male, Bullfinch 1 NE/NNR shed. Also Common Lizard 4 4 adults 1 last years young NNR shed compound, 

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Common Lizard (Steve Hiner 2014) 

 



Common Frog 1 1 froglet NE/NNR compound. Orange Tip x 1 male NNR shed.

Bryan P Wainwright 30/04/2014 Gadwall 6 , Pochard 5 4 males 1 female Will Pits Scrape, Tufted Duck 12 , Grey Heron 1 over S, Marsh Harrier 4 2 pair N of Fison's road, Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 1 , Lapwing 5 , Redshank 2 , Collared Dove 2 Cuckoo 2 Jay 1 , Garden Warbler 1 seen singing Will Pits scrape, Reed Warbler 4 , Wheatear 2 male and female S bend/Fison's road N, Yellow Wagtail 4 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 , Goldfinch 5 , Bullfinch 1 , Yellowhammer 2 . Also Brown Hare 1 Creyke's, Roe Deer 4 .

Martin Warne 30/04/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 43 in field on Swinefleet Waste, Marsh Harrier 5 2 males, Sparrowhawk 1 , Buzzard 3 , Kestrel 1 , Hobby 1 hawking over Crowle Moor, Woodcock 2 over NE shed at night, Cuckoo 4 , Tawny Owl 1 calling, Jay 1 , Swallow 1 , Willow Warbler 8 , Blackcap 2 , Garden Warbler 1 , Grasshopper Warbler 5 , Sedge Warbler 3 , Reed Warbler 2 bailey bridge, Wheatear 1 male S bend, Tree Sparrow 1 Crowle Waste on telephone wires, Yellow Wagtail 1 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 3 , Linnet 3 , Yellowhammer 4 . Also Moths (some larvae): 385 Common Nettle-tap Anthophila fabriciana Will Pits Scrape 14, 1640 The Drinker Euthrix potatoria Warping Drain Bridge (Bailey Bridge) 1, 1640 The Drinker Euthrix potatoria Crowle Waste 1, 1952 Common Heath Ematurga atomaria Goole Moor Tram 1, 2057 Garden Tiger Arctia caja Crowle Waste 1. 

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possible Common Heath Ematurga atomaria (Martin Warne 2014) 

 



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Garden Tiger Arctia caja (Martin Warne 2014) 

 



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The Drinker Euthrix potatoria (Martin Warne 2014) 

 


Peacock 8, Small Tortoiseshell 2, Large White 1, Green-veined White 3, Large Red Damselfly 9.

Goole Naturalists': Peter Hinks 30/04/2014 Buzzard 1 Nelson's Tram Crowle Moor, Tree Pipit 2 Nelson's Tram Crowle Moor, Yellowhammer 4 Nelson's Tram Crowle Moor. Also Brown Hare 3 1 Nelson's Tram Crowle Moor, 2 opposite Sheringham House.

Dirk Rigby 29/04/2014 Little Owl 1 Top House Farm (the part of this farm W of railway so just outside recording area).

Bryan P Wainwright 29/04/2014 Greater Canada Goose 3 , Gadwall 4 , Shoveler 6 , Tufted Duck 12 , Little Grebe 1 marsh N of Crowle Moor, Marsh Harrier 2 a pair N of Fison's road, Kestrel 2 , Moorhen 4 , Oystercatcher 1 over Will Pits Scrape calling, Lapwing 5 , Collared Dove 2 Cuckoo 2 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Magpie 2 , Jay 1 , Skylark 5 , Swallow 7 , Chiffchaff 3 , Garden Warbler 1 singing Will Pits scrape, Lesser Whitethroat 1 singing Creyke's gate, Grasshopper Warbler 4 , Reed Warbler 4 , Blackbird 4 , Wheatear 1 males S bend, Yellow Wagtail 1 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 , Meadow Pipit 4 , Goldfinch 1 , Linnet 5 , Bullfinch 4 , Yellowhammer 2 . Also Roe Deer 5 .

Steve Hiner 29/04/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 4 , Mallard 4 , Grey Heron 1 W side, Marsh Harrier 2 males W side and New Moor Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 1 Creyke's Lapwing 2 , Redshank 1 , Black-headed Gull 21 W side, Cuckoo 4 at Creykes Gate Green Belt and 2 Middle Moor, Chiffchaff 1 , Willow Warbler 1 , Blackcap 1 , Garden Warbler 1 , Grasshopper Warbler W side New Moor Mill Drain Marsh, Sedge Warbler 1 , Dunnock 1 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 , Meadow Pipit 2 , Linnet 4 . Also Roe Deer 1 W side, Stoat 1 Will Pits. Adder 1 Limestone road. 4 Spotted Chaser 2 New Mill Drain, 

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Adder (Steve Hiner 2014) 

Brimstone x 5 males NNR shed.

Bill Priestley 28/04/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 4 with 5 young Will Pits Scrape, with 1 young Green Belt, Greater Canada Goose 1 , Marsh Harrier 4 , Buzzard 2 , Kestrel 2 , Hobby 4 , Water Rail 1 , Moorhen 5 , Herring Gull 2 , Turtle Dove 1 Will Pits, Cuckoo 2 , Jay 1 , Garden Warbler 2 , Whitethroat 10 , Grasshopper Warbler 5 , Sedge Warbler 20 , Reed Warbler 3 , Stonechat 2 a pair E of platform Middle Moor, Yellow Wagtail 1 , Tree Pipit 1 E of platform Middle Moor, Yellowhammer 4 .

Steve Hiner, Louise Eaton 28/04/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 7 , Tufted Duck 6 3 pr. Will Pits Scrape Marsh Harrier 2 males W side and New Moor Buzzard 1 carrying Grass Snake New Moor/main flooded workings N of Fison's road, Tawny Owl 1 NE/NNR shed Chiffchaff 1 , Willow Warbler 2 , Blackcap 1 , Wheatear 1 male W side, Chaffinch 1 . Also Roe Deer 1. Common Lizard 5 1 Limestone road. Green Belt, 1 Will Pits Scrape Bank Top, 2 adults 1 last years young NE/NNR shed compound wood piles. Speckled Wood 2 NNR Shed, Brimstone 4 males Will Pits, 2 males NNR shed.

Dirk Rigby 28/04/2014 Hobby 1 Creyke's mobbed by smaller birds, Cuckoo 1 . Also 1 Red Deer Creyke's.

John Durrant 28/04/2014 Water Rail 2 Long Meadow 1 seen and other calling, Blue Tit 4 Long Meadow, Willow Tit 1 Long Meadow, Long-tailed Tit 5 Long Meadow.

Bryan P Wainwright 27/04/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 44 , Greater Canada Goose 5 , Gadwall 4 , Teal 8 , Mallard 20 , Shoveler 9 , Tufted Duck 2 , Pheasant 13 Cormorant 2 going N over Goole Moor to Goole Fields Reservoir one back same later, Little Grebe 2 marsh N of Crowle Moor, Marsh Harrier 5 2 males 2 females 1 immature N of Fison's road, Sparrowhawk 1 female Goole Moor, Buzzard 2 , Kestrel 2 , Moorhen 4 , Lapwing 6 , Whimbrel 1 over W side going NNE calling, Redshank 2 , Snipe 1 , Black-headed Gull 40 all over no breeding activity, Lesser Black-backed Gull 3 immatures over, Collared Dove 2 Cuckoo 3 Swift 4 with House Martins, Magpie 1 , Blue Tit 2 , Great Tit 4 , Coal Tit 1 Will Pits, Skylark 4 , Swallow 37 , House Martin 29 Will Pits, Chiffchaff 5 count along road only Creyke's to Swinefleet gates, Willow Warbler 17 count along road only, Blackcap 8 count along road only, Whitethroat 15 count along road only, Grasshopper Warbler 5 count along road only, Sedge Warbler 29 count along road only, Reed Warbler 3 Swinefleet Warping Drain, Wren 19 count along road only, Blackbird 7 count along road only, Song Thrush 2 , Robin 11 count along road only, Wheatear 1 males S bend, Dunnock 1 , Tree Sparrow 2 Creyke's crossing and Swinefleet gate, Yellow Wagtail 2 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 , Meadow Pipit 4 , Chaffinch 9 count along road only, Greenfinch 1 , Goldfinch 2 , Linnet 9 , Reed Bunting 14 count along road only. Also Red Deer 22 Goole Moor/Fields, Brown Hare 1 Creyke's, Roe Deer 7 , Rabbit 10+ Will Pits.

Bill Priestley 26/04/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 4 with 5 young Will Pits Scrape, with 1 young Green Belt, Greater Canada Goose 1 , Marsh Harrier 6 , Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 2 , Moorhen 5 , Woodcock 1 Bell's, Snipe 1 , Cuckoo 2 , Chiffchaff 5 , Willow Warbler 10 , Reed Warbler 5 .

Bill Priestley 26/04/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 2 with 1 young, Little Grebe 1 Bell's Pond, Marsh Harrier 5 2 males 2 females 1 immature N of Fison's road, Snipe 1 drumming near Paraffin area, Cuckoo 2 colliery area, Reed Warbler 3 colliery area and Paraffin area.

Bryan P Wainwright 26/04/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 31 , Greater Canada Goose 1 , Gadwall 18 , Teal 24 , Mallard 32 , Shoveler 12 , Tufted Duck 8 , Grey Partridge 2 track approach to Creyke's gate, Cormorant 1 going N over Goole Moor, Little Grebe 1 marsh N of Crowle Moor, Marsh Harrier 5 2 males 2 females 1 immature N of Fison's road, MONTAGU'S HARRIER 2nd calendar year female. 11.15 to 11.25 over Goole Fields. Observed from Swinefleet gate with 10x binoculars for about 4 minutes and then with Nikon scope with 45x zoom for about 5 more minutes. First observed as I had just scanned to right (N) over second field (about 300m away) heading S towards Goole Moor. It turned more SW and headed for the part of the moors where Goole Fields come furthest S into N edge of Goole Moor, it flew with buoyant flight never at same level and seemed almost like a small gull (say BH Gull) in this respect. As it approached the moor edge it again climbed in height, but then sharply turned and headed NW staying about 50 to 200m away from moor edge and then heading directly W. As it flew over the third field from me (with rape in) it doubled back about 150m or so but then resumed W dropping in height till lost in distance (now about 1 km) and haze and behind lie of land. DESCRIPTION. Obvious small harrier with very slim, uniform width streaked body, uniform un-streaked vent, long barred tail and small white rump. Wings very obviously tapered to an almost pointed hand. Flight light with steep easy climbs and long straight drift down, almost like a child’s kite. The upper coverts were very clearly pale and contrasted with the rest of the darker wing. There was no bar on the upperwing (a feature for a 2nd calendar bird), the underwing was black and white barred but the secondaries were darker (a feature for a 2nd calendar bird). The small head had very striking white above and below the eye visible at long range and enhanced by the darker ear coverts. There was no (pale) neck collar. Sparrowhawk 1 female Goole Moor, Buzzard 4 , Kestrel 1 , Moorhen 5 , Coot 1 , Lapwing 11 , Curlew 1 W side BH Gull colony, Redshank 4 , Black-headed Gull 40 mainly W side colony, Great Black-backed Gull 1 immature, Woodpigeon 40 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Will Pits, Magpie 1 , Blue Tit 6 , Great Tit 2 , Willow Tit 1 Blackwater Dike at Will Pits, Skylark 5 , Swallow 37 mainly marsh N of Crowle Moor, House Martin 2 , Long-tailed Tit 2 , Chiffchaff 1 , Willow Warbler 18 (16 Goole Moor), Blackcap 3 , Whitethroat 9 (5 Goole Moor), Grasshopper Warbler 7 Goole Moor, Sedge Warbler 11 (8 Goole Moor), Wren 6 , Blackbird 3 , Mistle Thrush 1 , Robin 4 , Stonechat 2 a pair Goole Moor, Wheatear 2 males S bend and blue bridge, Dunnock 1 , Tree Sparrow 3 Creyke's crossing, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 , Meadow Pipit 10 , Chaffinch 5 , Linnet 5 , Bullfinch 2 , Yellowhammer 1 , Reed Bunting 12 . Also Red Deer 1 Will Pits, Brown Hare 1 Creyke's, Roe Deer 5 , Red Fox 1 Will Pits.

Bryan P Wainwright 25/04/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 23 , Gadwall 5 , Shoveler 1 , Tufted Duck 7 , Cormorant 1 on 1000 Acre floods, Grey Heron 1 Swinefleet Warping Drain, Little Grebe 1 marsh N of Crowle Moor, Marsh Harrier 4 2 males 2 females N of Fison's road, Moorhen 4 , Coot 1 , Lapwing 6 , Redshank 1 , Snipe 1 drumming Mill Drain Marsh & 1 over W end Goole Moor, Black-headed Gull 40 W side colony, Herring Gull 2 , Cuckoo 3 calling Will Pits and pair E end Goole Moor, Jay 1 , Skylark 4 , Sand Martin 6 , Swallow 65 Will Pits Scrape mainly, House Martin 4 , Wheatear 1 female S bend. Bullfinch 2 . Also Brown Hare 1 Creyke's, Roe Deer 4 .

Martin Warne 24/04/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 10 , Teal 3 , Shoveler 4 , Pochard 1 , Tufted Duck 2 , Little Grebe 2 Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 4 , Sparrowhawk 1 , Buzzard 3 , Curlew 1 Fison's Road, Black-headed Gull 11 Will Pits Scrape, Cuckoo 2 Green Belt, Jay 2 , Chiffchaff 6 , Willow Warbler 19 , Blackcap 4 , Garden Warbler 1 Will Pits Scrape, Whitethroat 9 , Grasshopper Warbler 7 , Sedge Warbler 28 , Reed Warbler 1 Green Belt Scrape, Song Thrush 1 , Stonechat 2 Fison's Road, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 , Goldfinch 4 , mw goldfinch carduelis carduelis.jpg



















 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goldfinch, Bullfinch 1 , Yellowhammer 3 , Reed Bunting 11 . Also Red Deer 30. Adder 1. Some images by Martin War



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1640 the Drinker Euthrix potatoria 

 

 


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Rob Watson 24/04/2014 Cuckoo 1 heard SE part of moors, Whitethroat 6 at least, 


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Whitethroat with nesting material (Rob Watson 2014) 

 



Grasshopper Warbler 2 Pony Bridge Marsh and S end Middle Moor Tram, Tree Pipit 1 between Elmhurst Tram and Casson's. Also Adder 1 male Pony Bridge Marsh. Brimstone and Speckled Wood butterflies Large Red Damselflies and Green Tiger Beetles.

Bryan P Wainwright 24/04/2014 Greater Canada Goose 2 , Gadwall 4 , Shoveler 3 , Tufted Duck 3 , Cormorant 1 on 1000 Acre floods, Little Grebe 1 marsh N of Crowle Moor, Marsh Harrier 4 2 males 2 females N of Fison's road, Buzzard 2 , Kestrel 1 , Moorhen 2 , Coot 1 , Lapwing 6 , Redshank 1 , Black-headed Gull 60 W side colony, Cuckoo 2 calling Will Pits and W end Goole Moor Tram, Skylark 3 , Swallow 1 , Wheatear 3 male and 2 females S bend. Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 , Yellowhammer 2 . Also Roe Deer 1 Crowle Moor, Red Fox 1 fields E of Bank Top, Water Vole 1 swimming next to Creyke's gate.

Robert Broch 23/04/2014 Cuckoo 1 Middle Moor, Lesser Whitethroat 1 SW corner colliery area, Sedge Warbler 8 , Reed Warbler 1 SW corner colliery area.

Bryan P Wainwright 23/04/2014 Shelduck 2 , Gadwall 1 , Teal 12 , Mallard 4 , Shoveler 4 , Tufted Duck 7 , Little Grebe 1 , Marsh Harrier 4 2 males 2 females N of Fison's road, Sparrowhawk 1 female, Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 1 , Peregrine 1 immature male W side, Moorhen 3 , Coot 1 , Lapwing 5 , Redshank 1 , Black-headed Gull 90 W side colony, Cuckoo 1 calling Will Pits, Skylark 3 , House Martin 2 , Chiffchaff 3 , Willow Warbler 5 , Blackcap 2 , Whitethroat 5 , Grasshopper Warbler 3 , Sedge Warbler 6 , Wren 1 , Song Thrush 1 , Whinchat 1 male Creyke's, Wheatear 2 a pair S bend. Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 , Meadow Pipit 2 , Linnet 2 Fison's road, Yellowhammer 2 , Reed Bunting 6 . Also Roe Deer 5. Adder 1 male Green Belt.

Steve Hiner 22/04/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 12 , Gadwall 2 a pair, Teal 2 , Mallard 7 , Shoveler 4 2 pairs, Tufted Duck 2 a pair, Marsh Harrier 3 2 males 1 female, Buzzard 1 , Lapwing 1 , Curlew 1 Mill Drain Marsh, Black-headed Gull 50 W side colony, Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 , Cuckoo 1 Green Belt, Jay 1 , Blue Tit 1 , Chiffchaff 4 , Willow Warbler 4 , Blackcap 3 , Sedge Warbler 2 , Wheatear 1 male Fison's Road N, Dunnock 1 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 , Meadow Pipit 1 , Chaffinch 3 . Also Roe Deer 1 male Paraffin area. Adder 1 Green Belt.

Darren Whitaker 22/04/2014 Cuckoo 1 Bell's.

Bill Priestley 21/04/2014 Pochard 4 with 5 young Will Pits Scrape, with 1 young Green Belt, Cormorant 1 , Little Grebe 1 Bell's, , Marsh Harrier 4 , Kestrel 2 , Water Rail 3 , Cuckoo 1 , Jay 4 , Willow Tit 2 , Whitethroat 10 , Grasshopper Warbler 5 , Sedge Warbler 15 , Yellow Wagtail 1 , Yellowhammer 5 .

Bryan P Wainwright 21/04/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 23 , Greater Canada Goose 1 , Shelduck 2 , Gadwall 12 , Teal 31 , Mallard 25 , Shoveler 26 , Pochard 2 a pair Will Pits Scrape, Tufted Duck 13 , Cormorant 1 on 1000 Acre floods, Little Grebe 2 , Marsh Harrier 4 2 males 2 females N of Fison's road, Sparrowhawk 1 male, Buzzard 5 in air at once Goole Moor, Kestrel 1 , Moorhen 3 , Coot 1 , Lapwing 7 , Redshank 1 , Snipe 1 drumming Mill Drain Marsh, Black-headed Gull 78 28 N Goole Moor 50 W side colony, Herring Gull 2 immatures, Stock Dove 2 , Collared Dove 1 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Jay 1 , Rook 1 adult straight across moors W to E, Carrion Crow 10 , Blue Tit 3 , Great Tit 5 , Skylark 7 , Swallow 20 , House Martin 4 , Chiffchaff 6 N of Fison's road, Willow Warbler 15 N of Fison's road, Blackcap 5 N of Fison's road, Whitethroat 3 , Grasshopper Warbler 9 , Sedge Warbler 9 , Wren 14 , Blackbird 5 , Song Thrush 1 , Robin 9 , Stonechat 2 a pair S bend, Wheatear 2 a pair S bend. Tree Sparrow 2 Creyke's crossing, Yellow Wagtail 1 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 , Meadow Pipit 6 , Chaffinch 1 , Goldfinch 1 , Linnet 12 Fison's road, Yellowhammer 3 , Reed Bunting 20 . Also Brown Hare 2 Creyke's, Roe Deer 3 .

Bryan P Wainwright, Bill Priestley, John Durrant (in part) WEBS 20/04/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 92 , Greater Canada Goose 1 , Gadwall 34 , Teal 44 , Mallard 83 , Shoveler 45 , Pochard 4 3 males 1 female Will Pits Scrape and floods, Tufted Duck 6 , Pheasant 16 , Cormorant 1 going N, Marsh Harrier 5 2 males 3 cream-crowns N of Fison's road, Buzzard 2 , Kestrel 1 , Water Rail 2 , Moorhen 17 , Coot 2 , Lapwing 14 , Redshank 6 , Snipe 2 Mill Drain Marsh and 1000 Acre floods, Black-headed Gull 84 28 N Goole Moor 38 W side colony others scattered, Common Gull 1 Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 immatures going E, Herring Gull 11 immatures going E, Great Black-backed Gull 2 , Stock Dove 9 , Woodpigeon 26 , Collared Dove 1 , Cuckoo 1 calling Bell's (JD only), Magpie 2 , Carrion Crow 18 , Blue Tit 3 , Great Tit 5 , Skylark 6 , Sand Martin 4 , Swallow 36 , House Martin 16 , Chiffchaff 4 N of Fison's road, Willow Warbler 33 N of Fison's road, Blackcap 10 N of Fison's road, Whitethroat 3 , Grasshopper Warbler 6 , Sedge Warbler 7 , Treecreeper 1 Paraffin area, Wren 24 , Blackbird 3 , Song Thrush 1 , Robin 5 , Wheatear 1 male S bend. Tree Sparrow 4 Creyke's crossing and Swinefleet gate, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 4 , Meadow Pipit 10 , Chaffinch 5 , Goldfinch 2 , Linnet 15 26 in one flock on Fison's road N, Bullfinch 1 , Yellowhammer 1 , Reed Bunting 16 . Also Roe Deer 12, Red Deer 22 E end Goole Moor, Brown Hare 2 Creyke's, Red Fox 1 Bank Top at Goole Moor.

Bryan P Wainwright, Bill Priestley (in part) 19/04/2014 Mute Swan 1 going E, Greylag Goose (domestic) 65 , Greater Canada Goose 5 , Shelduck 2 Goole Moor, Gadwall 16 , Teal 28 , Mallard 55 , Shoveler 31 , Pochard 3 Will Pits Scrape and marsh N of Crowle Moor, Tufted Duck 4 , Pheasant 10 , Cormorant 1 on 1000 Acre floods then W, Little Grebe 1 Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 5 2 males 3 cream-crowns N of Fison's road, Sparrowhawk 1 male, Buzzard 5 , Kestrel 2 , Moorhen 8 , Coot 1 , Lapwing 11 , Little Ringed Plover 1 flying calling W side, Redshank 6 , Black-headed Gull 104 70 N Goole Moor 34 W side colony, Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 adult, Stock Dove 4 , Woodpigeon 100 , Green Woodpecker 1 calling Will Pits, Magpie 2 , Carrion Crow 16 , Blue Tit 4 , Great Tit 8 , Skylark 5 , Sand Martin 1 , Swallow 12 , House Martin 4 Paraffin area, Long-tailed Tit 2 , Chiffchaff 6 N of Fison's road, Willow Warbler 32 N of Fison's road, Blackcap 15 N of Fison's road, Whitethroat 2 , Grasshopper Warbler 6 Goole Moor, Sedge Warbler 3 SWD, Treecreeper 1 Goole Moor, Wren 24 , Blackbird 11 , Mistle Thrush 1 , Robin 14 , Wheatear 1 male S bend. Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 4 , Meadow Pipit 10 , Chaffinch 13 , Goldfinch 3 , Linnet 41 26 in one flock on Fison's road N, Bullfinch 1 , Yellowhammer 5 , Reed Bunting 11 . Also Roe Deer 11 , Red Deer 8 , Goole Moor. Brown Hare 3 , Goole Moor/Fields. Red Fox 1 , fields E of Goole Moor.

Robert Broch 18/04/2014 Pochard 2 a pair Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 2 a pair, Buzzard 1 , Willow Tit 2 Will Pits, Whitethroat 2 Swinefleet Warping Drain, Sedge Warbler 1 , Reed Warbler 1 singing S side Will Pits, Wheatear 1 male council car park Crowle Moor. Also Brown Hare 2 , Goole Moor/Fields, Red Fox 1 , Will Pits. Adder 1, Crowle Moor.

Col Neale 18/04/2014 Gadwall 2 Will Pits Scrape, Teal 2 Will Pits Scrape, Shoveler 2 Will Pits Scrape, Pochard 4 Will Pits Scrape, Tufted Duck 20 Will Pits Scrape, Cormorant 2 going S over Will Pits, Little Grebe 1 Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 3 1 male 2 females (a female carrying a snake), Sparrowhawk 1 female Will Pits, Buzzard 3 , Kestrel 1 , Redshank 1 , Swallow 2 , Chiffchaff 2 Crowle Moor, 3 Will Pits Willow Warbler 4 Crowle Moor, 9 Will Pits Blackcap 15 Will Pits, Grasshopper Warbler 1 , Stonechat 2 a pair, Yellow Wagtail 1 Crowle Moor, Chaffinch 4 Crowle Moor, Yellowhammer 2 Crowle Moor, Reed Bunting 6 2 Crowle Moor.

Richard J Sprakes 18/04/2014 Pochard 2 Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 5 , Sparrowhawk 1 , Buzzard 6 , Redshank 1 , Swallow 4 , Grasshopper Warbler 5 , Sedge Warbler 6 , Stonechat 4 3 males 1 female.

John Durrant 18/04/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 2 with 10 goslings, Blackcap 1 Will Pits, Whitethroat 1 , Grasshopper Warbler 2 Goole Moor Tram. Also Water Vole 1 ; NW edge.

Bryan P Wainwright 17/04/2014 Greater Canada Goose 4 , Gadwall 8 , Shoveler 4 Pochard 1 male flooded workings, Marsh Harrier 6 3 males and 3 female, Kestrel 1 , Water Rail 1 Woodside, Moorhen 2 , Lapwing 3 , Dunlin 1 , Redshank 3 , Collared Dove 2 Bank Top, Skylark 6 , Sand Martin 2 , Swallow 26 Paraffin area, House Martin 4 Paraffin area, Sedge Warbler 2 road at Green Belt, Wheatear 2 pair S bend Fison's road, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 , Linnet 4 , Yellowhammer 2 . Also Roe Deer 3 , Brown Hare 1 , Goole Moor/Fields. Adder 1 : male road to NE shed.

Peter Hinks & Goole Naturalists' 17/04/2014 Marsh Harrier 7 3 males and 4 female, Swallow 20 , Whitethroat 1 Rhododendron path, Wheatear 1 Fison's Road, Yellow Wagtail 12 fields E of Red House Farm.

Bill Priestley 17/04/2014 Shoveler 2 , Pochard 1 male, Tufted Duck 8 Will Pits Scrape, Little Grebe 1 Will Pits Scrape, Little Owl 1 recreation ground, Jay 2 , Sand Martin 4 , Swallow 10 Bell's and Will Pits Scrape, Redstart 1 female colliery area, Wheatear 3 colliery area.

Steve Hiner, Louise Eaton 16/04/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 12 , Teal 4 , Mallard 10 , Pochard 2 males Will Pits Scrape, Tufted Duck 6 3 pr Will Pits Scrape, Goosander 1 male Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 2 male & female, Sparrowhawk 1 female Kestrel 1 , Lapwing 4 , Black-headed Gull 50 W side colony, Blue Tit 1 , Chiffchaff 3 , Willow Warbler 1 , Wheatear 1 male Fison's Road N, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 , Meadow Pipit 4 . Also Roe Deer 1 Bank Top. Common Lizard 3 last year's young NE shed compound.

Bryan P Wainwright 16/04/2014 Greater Canada Goose 1 , Shelduck 1 , Teal 18 , Shoveler 13 , Little Grebe 1 , Marsh Harrier 3 1 males and 2 female, Sparrowhawk 1 female, Buzzard 2 , Kestrel 1 , Moorhen 3 , Lapwing 9 , Redshank 3 , Black-headed Gull 80 , Stock Dove 3 , Jay 1 , Willow Tit 1 N edge, Skylark 5 , Long-tailed Tit 2 , Grasshopper Warbler 3 , Sedge Warbler 1 road at Green Belt, Wheatear 1 male S bend Fison's road, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 5 , Goldfinch 12 , Linnet 4 , Lesser Redpoll 1 , Yellowhammer 5 . Also Common Shrew 3 , dead Goole Moor, Stoat 1 . Fison's road at Green Belt, Roe Deer 3 , Brown Hare 3 , Goole Moor/Fields.Grass Snake 1 : N edge Goole Moor, Adder 1 : male N edge Goole Moor. Common Frog 1 : 1 calling W side Will Pits near road. Comma WP.

Goole Naturalists': Peter Hinks, Brian Smith, M Smith, Lorainne Smith 15/04/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 40 Gadwall 2 , Teal 10 Paraffin area, Mallard 10 , Pintail 3 Will Pits Scrape, Shoveler 12 , Pochard 4 2 Will Pits Scrape 2 marsh N of Crowle Moor, Tufted Duck 14 , Goosander 3 females Will Pits Scrape, Pheasant 2 , Marsh Harrier 3 male and 2 cream-crowns N of Fison's road, Buzzard 3 Goole Moor, Moorhen 2 , Lapwing 2 , Black-headed Gull 20 , Woodpigeon 10 , Magpie 1 , Jay 1 , Carrion Crow 1 , Blue Tit 2 , Great Tit 2 , Willow Tit 3 1 Will Pits Scrape 2 Will Pits, Swallow 1 , Long-tailed Tit 2 , Chiffchaff 2 , Willow Warbler 2 , Blackcap 2 , Whitethroat 1 Swinefleet mill (dis.). Blackbird 2 , Fieldfare 7 Red House Farm, Robin 2 , Wheatear 1 Red House Farm, Dunnock 1 , House Sparrow 3 Red House Farm, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 , Meadow Pipit 2 , Chaffinch 2 , Goldfinch 2 , Linnet 3 , Yellowhammer 1 , Reed Bunting 7 . Also Roe Deer 2. Adder 2 , Green Belt, Common Lizard 2 , Green Belt & Will Pits Scrape.

Bill Priestley 15/04/2014 Mute Swan 1 warping drain, Little Owl 1 recreation ground, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 .

John Durrant 15/04/2014 Wheatear 1 colliery area.

Martin Warne 15/04/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 7 , Goosander 3 females 1000 Acre floods then to Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 5 2 males 3 females, Sparrowhawk 1 Crowle Moor, Buzzard 5 S half of moors, Peregrine 1 Crowle Moor, Lapwing 1 , Long-tailed Tit 1 , Willow Warbler 14 5 Crowle Moor 6 Will Pits Scrape, 3 Canals, Blackcap 4 Will Pits Scrape, Grasshopper Warbler 2 Will Pits Scrape, Mervyn's Tram, Sedge Warbler 1 Fison's Road, Song Thrush 2 Will Pits Scrape, Stonechat 4 1 Will Pits Scrape 2M 1F Mervyn's Tram, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 a pair NE shed, Meadow Pipit 1 , Linnet 4 , Bullfinch 1 Will Pits Scrape, Yellowhammer 6 Crowle Moor, Reed Bunting 8 b.Some images by Martin Wa

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Bryan P Wainwright 15/04/2014 Tufted Duck 2 , Goosander 3 females Will Pits Scrape Marsh Harrier 6 3 males and 3 female, Buzzard 2 , Kestrel 1 , Water Rail 1 Woodside, Moorhen 3 , Lapwing 8 , Redshank 3 , Black-headed Gull 100 , Herring Gull 7 , Magpie 2 , Skylark 4 , Long-tailed Tit 2 , Grasshopper Warbler 1 , Sedge Warbler 1 halfway along Fison's road singing, Tree Sparrow 1 Swinefleet gate, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 , Linnet 6 , Yellowhammer 1 . Also Roe Deer 4 , Red Deer 7 , fields N of Crowle Moor, Brown Hare 3 , Fison's road N.

John Durrant 14/04/2014 Tawny Owl 1 , Ring Ouzel 1 female Top House Farm garden feeding on berries (W of railway so just outside recording area) (JH, BPW, JD).

Steve Hiner, Louise Eaton 15/04/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 28 Pochard 1 male Will Pits Scrape, Tufted Duck 7 pairs Will Pits Scrape, Goosander 2 male & female Will Pits Scrape, Kestrel 1 , Tawny Owl 1 Will Pits Scrape, Blue Tit 1 Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 . Also Red Fox 1 . Common Lizard 2 NE shed, Common Frog 1 froglet NE shed.

Steve Hiner 14/04/2014 Greater Canada Goose 2 , Gadwall 2 , Teal 4 , Shoveler 3 , Tufted Duck 1 pair Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 3 2 male 1 female W side floods, Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 1 , Moorhen 1 , Lapwing 1 , Redshank 1 , Black-headed Gull 50 W side colony, Woodpigeon 3 , Tawny Owl 1 Will Pits Scrape, Jay 1 , Carrion Crow 2 , Blue Tit 2 , Willow Tit 1 Middle Moor, Swallow 2 , House Martin 1 , Chiffchaff 2 , Willow Warbler 10 , Blackcap 2 , Wren 1 , Blackbird 1 , Robin 1 , Wheatear 1 1 male W side floods, Dunnock 1 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 , Meadow Pipit 2 , Goldfinch 1 , Linnet 2 . Also Roe Deer 1 , Red Deer 3 Middle Moor Tram, Red Fox 1 . Common Lizard 4 Green Belt & Will Pits Scrape, Adder 11 .

Bryan P Wainwright 14/04/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 26 , Greater Canada Goose 2 , Gadwall 6 , Teal 14 , Mallard 10 , Shoveler 12 Pochard 2 pair Will Pits Scrape, Tufted Duck 11 , Goosander 3 females Will Pits Scrape, Cormorant 2 on 1000 Acre floods, Grey Heron 1 , Marsh Harrier 5 2 males and 2 female and immature Fison's road, Sparrowhawk 1 male, Buzzard 2 , Kestrel 1 , Moorhen 3 , Lapwing 8 , Redshank 4 , Black-headed Gull 80 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 18 , Herring Gull 4 , Magpie 2 , Skylark 6 , Swallow 1 , House Martin 3 , Ring Ouzel 1 female Top House Farm garden feeding on berries (W of railway so just outside recording area) (JH, BPW, JD). Fieldfare 1 Top House Farm garden (W of railway so just outside recording area), Wheatear 1 Creyke's crossing, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 , Meadow Pipit 10 , Linnet 8 , Yellowhammer 2 .

Mike Pilsworth 13/04/2014 Shoveler 7 Will Pits Scrape, Goosander 3 Will Pits Scrape, Grey Partridge 2 near Swinefleet Mill (dis.), Fieldfare 8 near Swinefleet Mill (dis.), Wheatear 3 near Swinefleet Mill (dis.), Yellow Wagtail 1 near Swinefleet Mill (dis.).

Bryan P Wainwright 13/04/2014 Gadwall 10 , Teal 3 , Mallard 8 , Shoveler 11 Pochard 1 male Will Pits Scrape, Tufted Duck 7 , Marsh Harrier 3 2 males and female Fison's road, Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 1 , Moorhen 4 , Coot 2 , Lapwing 5 , Redshank 2 , Black-headed Gull 50 , Common Gull 1 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Magpie 2 , Skylark 6 , Sand Martin 8 , Swallow 16 , Grasshopper Warbler 4 Goole Moor, Meadow Pipit 12 , Goldfinch 2 , Linnet 4 , Yellowhammer 1 , Reed Bunting 4 . Also Roe Deer 3 . Brown Hare 1 ; Goole Moor. Red Fox 1 . Will Pits, Stoat 1 . Fison's road N.

Rob Watson 12/04/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 37 N end Crowle Moor mainly, Greater Canada Goose 2 , Tufted Duck 12 8 Will Pits Scrape 4 Woodside, Marsh Harrier 4 , Buzzard 2 , Blackcap 1 male, Wren 40 at least, Stonechat 1 Middle Moor, Linnet 6 , Reed Bunting 9 . Also emerging Round-leaf Sundew.

James Hincliffe 12/04/2014 Ring Ouzel 1 Top House Farm garden feeding on berries (part of farm W of railway so just outside recording area).

John Durrant 12/04/2014 Marsh Harrier 1 colliery area am, Grasshopper Warbler 3 W end floods. American Mink 1 ; scat W boundary drain near Alders. Water Shrew 1 ; swimming near Paraffin gate.

Bryan P Wainwright, Bill Priestley 12/04/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 40 , Greater Canada Goose 1 , Gadwall 12 , Teal 17 , Mallard 14 , Shoveler 28 , Pochard 3 2 males Will Pits Scrape, Tufted Duck 17 , Goosander 3 1 male 2 females Woodside, Cormorant 2 came from N landed 1000 Acre floods, Marsh Harrier 2 a pair Fison's road, Sparrowhawk 1 female, Kestrel 1 , Coot 2 , Lapwing 6 , Redshank 3 , Snipe 1 , Black-headed Gull 34 , Little Owl 1 Recreation ground, Green Woodpecker 1 flying N Goole Moor, Magpie 4 , Skylark 7 , Sand Martin 6 , Swallow 36 , House Martin 2 Will Pits Scrape, Chiffchaff 8 , Willow Warbler 4 , Blackcap 3 , Grasshopper Warbler 1 E end Goole Moor Tram, Blackbird 3 , Mistle Thrush 2 , Wheatear 2 a pair S bend. Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 , Meadow Pipit 6 , Goldfinch 3 , Linnet 11 , Yellowhammer 1 , Reed Bunting 4 . Roe Deer 8 , Red Deer 5 Will Pits. Common Lizard 1 Green Belt Common Frog 3 : 1 calling W side Will Pits near road 1 calling Swinefleet Warping Drain at Will Pits, 1 calling W end Goole Moor Tram.

Bill Priestley 11/04/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 36 , Tufted Duck 10 , Goosander 3 1 male 2 females Will Pits Scrape, Little Grebe 2 Bell's and Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 4 , Buzzard 3 , Kestrel 2 , Merlin 1 male Middle Moor, Moorhen 3 , Little Ringed Plover 4 colliery area, Little Owl 1 recreation ground, Jay 2 , Coal Tit 1 , Willow Warbler 25 , Grasshopper Warbler 1 Middle Moor, Siskin 1 , Bullfinch 2 , Yellowhammer 4 .

John Durrant 11/04/2014 Little Ringed Plover 2 colliery area am, Curlew 3 Inkle Flatts.

Steve Hiner, Louise Eaton, Graham Thomas 10/03/2014 Shoveler 1 W side flooded workings, Tufted Duck 18 3 males 2 females Will Pits Scrape, Goosander 3 females Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 2 a pair flooded workings, Buzzard 1 Swinefleet gate, Kestrel 1 female, Peregrine 1 female Will Pits, Lapwing 1 Inkle Flatts, Redshank 1 Will Pits Scrape, Tawny Owl 1 Will Pits Scrape, Chiffchaff 1 , Wheatear 1 male Fison's Road N, Meadow Pipit 2 , Chaffinch 1 , Reed Bunting 1 male. Also Common Lizard 1 : crossing road at Green Belt. Brimstone 1 male NNR shed, Small Tortoiseshell 1 Inkle Meadow. Peacock x 1 Bank Top.

Bill Priestley 10/04/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 44 , Greater Canada Goose 4 , Pochard 2 a pair, Goosander 3 1 male 2 females Will Pits Scrape, Little Grebe 1 , Marsh Harrier 3 , Kestrel 1 , Merlin 2 a pair together Middle Moor, Lapwing 2 , Snipe 2 , Little Owl 1 recreation ground, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 , Jay 2 , Coal Tit 1 , Grasshopper Warbler 2 Fison's Road and Middle Moor (first of year), Stonechat 1 male, Yellowhammer 3 .

Ian McDonald 10/04/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 10 flooded field N of Crowle Moor, Greater Canada Goose 2 flooded field N of Crowle Moor, Swallow 4 .

Bryan P Wainwright 10/04/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 20 , Greater Canada Goose 7 , Gadwall 12 , Teal 24 , Mallard 10 , Shoveler 16 , Pochard 3 2 males Will Pits Scrape, Tufted Duck 5 , Goosander 3 1 male Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 4 2 males 2 females Fison's road, Buzzard 3 , Lapwing 5 , Redshank 1 , Jay 1 , Skylark 3 , Sand Martin 1 , Swallow 2 , Stonechat 1 male road. Wheatear 2 a pair S bend. Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 , Linnet 8 , Lesser Redpoll 1 . Roe Deer 2 . Brown Hare 2 ; Creyke's.

Bill Priestley 09/04/2014 Marsh Harrier 3 colliery & Bell's (all records) Kestrel 1 , Lapwing 1 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Swallow 1 , Chiffchaff 18 , Willow Warbler 10 , Blackcap 7 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 . Also Water Vole Warping Drain Inkle Moor.

Bryan P Wainwright 09/04/2014 Greater Canada Goose 1 , Shelduck 2 , Marsh Harrier 6 3 males 3 females Fison's road, Buzzard 2 , Lapwing 2 , Curlew 1 , Jay 1 , Wheatear 1 male road. Also Roe Deer 2.

Ian McDonald 08/04/2014 Marsh Harrier 2 flooded workings, Oystercatcher 1 heard Green Belt, Goldcrest 1 carrying feathers Bell's, Chiffchaff 1 singing, Willow Warbler 1 , Blackcap 2 , Wheatear 1 road at Green Belt.

John Durrant 08/04/2014 Little Ringed Plover 2 colliery area am.

Bryan P Wainwright 08/04/2014 Tufted Duck 8 , Coot 1 Will Pits Scrape, Wheatear 1 male road.

Bryan P Wainwright 07/04/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 30 , Gadwall 6 , Teal 33 , Mallard 14 , Shoveler 16 , Pochard 1 male mitigation field N of Crowle Moor, Tufted Duck 11 , Goosander 6 3 males Will Pits Scrape, Little Grebe 1 mitigation field N of Crowle Moor, Marsh Harrier 4 2 males 2 females Fison's road, Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 1 , Moorhen 5 , Lapwing 4 , Dunlin 2 , Redshank 3 , Black-headed Gull 20 , Herring Gull 4 , Great Black-backed Gull 3 , Swallow 1 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 , Meadow Pipit 5 . AlsoWater Vole 1 swimming in ditch N Goole Moor, Red Deer 18 ; Blackwater Dike. Roe Deer 3 .

Steve Hiner, Louise Eaton 07/03/2014 Shoveler 3 N end Crowle Moor, Pochard 1 male N end Crowle Moor, Tufted Duck 18 10 males 8 females Will Pits Scrape, Goosander 4 1 male 3 females Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 2 a pair flooded workings, Sparrowhawk 1 male Will Pits Scrape, Blue Tit 2 , Chiffchaff 1 , Willow Warbler 1 , Blackcap 1 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 shed Bank Top.

Rob Watson 06/04/2014 Teal 10 in pairs, Pochard 4 2 pairs floods and Woodside, Tufted Duck 10 , Goosander 6 females Will Pits Scrape, Grey Heron 1 over Angle Drain S, Marsh Harrier 1 female, Buzzard 3 1 Crowle 2 soaring together Casson's, Kestrel 1 Crowle Moor, Lapwing 1 , Willow Tit 1 W of Pony Bridge Wood, Chiffchaff 10 , Willow Warbler 9 , Blackcap 1 , Stonechat 1 male Middle Moor, Yellowhammer 10 Crowle Moor. Also Orange Underwing 2.

John Durrant 06/04/2014 Kingfisher 1 S Boundary of Canals. Also Water Vole 2 ; Rhododendron Path and S Boundary of S Canals.

Bryan P Wainwright 06/04/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 54 , Greater Canada Goose 1 , Shelduck 2 , Gadwall 14 , Teal 50 , Mallard 47 , Shoveler 17 , Tufted Duck 12 , Goldeneye 1 female Will Pits Scrape, Goosander 6 1 male Will Pits Scrape, Cormorant 1 going S, Grey Heron 1 , Marsh Harrier 5 2 males 3 females Fison's road, Hen Harrier 1 male Goole Moor at 13.15, Buzzard 4 , Kestrel 1 , Moorhen 3 , Lapwing 6 , Redshank 2 , Snipe 1 drumming Mill Drain Marsh, Black-headed Gull 30 none again pm, Common Gull 1 , Herring Gull 4 , Great Black-backed Gull 19 W, Stock Dove 6 fields approach to Creyke's gate, Woodpigeon 40 , Collared Dove 1 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Magpie 2 , Great Tit 1 , Skylark 6, Long-tailed Tit 3 , Chiffchaff 8 , Willow Warbler 3 , Blackcap 2 , Wren 13 , Blackbird 3 , Robin 8 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 , Meadow Pipit 5 , Chaffinch 7 , Goldfinch 8 , Siskin 2 , Linnet 5 , Bullfinch 2 , Yellowhammer 4 , Reed Bunting 3 . Also Brown Hare 4 ; Goole Moor, Roe Deer 6, Stoat 1 ; Blackwater Dike at Will Pits. Common Frog 3 : 1 calling W side Will Pits near road and 2 calling Swinefleet Warping Drain at Will Pits. Adder 1 : female N edge Goole Moor a third of way from E side. Small Tortoiseshell 1.

Ben Steel 05/04/2014 Shelduck 1 over colliery E, Tufted Duck 9 , Goldeneye 1 female Will Pits Scrape, Goosander 2 femaleS Will Pits Scrape, Grey Heron 1 over E Marsh Harrier 6 2 males, Hen Harrier 1 male, Buzzard 1 Pony Bridge Wood, Little Ringed Plover 2 colliery area. Swallow 1 over Will Pits, Willow Warbler 6 , Stonechat 3 males. Also Grey Squirrel 1 ; metal bridge Durham's Garden.

Bill Priestley 05/04/2014 Pochard 5 3 males 2 female Will Pits Scrape, Goldeneye 2 female Will Pits Scrape, Goosander 2 females Will Pits Scrape, Grey Heron 1 , Little Grebe 2 Bell's Pond, Marsh Harrier 4 2 males 2 female, Hen Harrier 1 male road area, Peregrine 1 adult male, Moorhen 1 , Coot 1 , Golden Plover 3 , Little Ringed Plover 2 colliery area. Great Grey Shrike 1 W side Canals and New Cut area, Chiffchaff 22 Bell's and Will Pits, Willow Warbler 6 Bell's and Will Pits, Blackcap 10 Bell's and Will Pits, Stonechat 2 a pair along road, Wheatear 1 male blue bridge.

Bryan P Wainwright, Bill Priestley (in part) 05/01/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 21 , Greater Canada Goose 3 Gadwall 8 , Teal 44 , Mallard 10 , Pintail 2 a pair came into water W end Goole Moor Tram, Shoveler 11 , Tufted Duck 9 , Goldeneye 1 female Will Pits Scrape, Grey Heron 1 , Marsh Harrier 4 2 males 2 females Fison's road, Hen Harrier 1 male over road going S at 11.40, Sparrowhawk 1 Buzzard 2 Kestrel 1 , Peregrine 2 adult male floods and immature female down on W side, Moorhen 1 , Coot 1 Lapwing 3 , Redshank 2 , Black-headed Gull 60 , Common Gull 1 , Herring Gull 2 , Stock Dove 21 fields approach to Creyke's gate, Woodpigeon 10 , Willow Tit 1 calling Will Pits, Chiffchaff 6 , Willow Warbler 1 , Blackcap 1 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 , Meadow Pipit 6 , Linnet 20 Yellowhammer 3 . Also Roe Deer 1.

Ben Steel 04/04/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 21 (including 1 on a nest), Shelduck 2 , Gadwall 16 Teal 151 Shoveler 23 Pochard 1 male, Tufted Duck 10 , Goldeneye 1 female, Goosander 4 female, Marsh Harrier 3 1 male, Hen Harrier 1 poss 2 males Goole Moor, Buzzard 1 Will Pits, Moorhen 5 , Coot 2 , Lapwing 15 , Redshank 7 all in NW corner, Common Gull 1 adult in BH Gull colony W side, Collared Dove 2 nest building Bank Top shed, Sand Martin 1 over W, Swallow 1 over W, Chiffchaff 14 , Willow Warbler 5+ , Blackcap 1 , Fieldfare 30 Goole Moor, Wheatear 1 female Fison's road. Also Red Deer 39 ; Goole Moor.

Dirk Rigby 04/04/2014 Hen Harrier 1 male Priory Farm.

Richard J Sprakes 04/04/2014 Kestrel 1 Inkle Moor, Green Woodpecker 1 Inkle Moor.

Steve Hiner, Louise Eaton 03/04/2014 Teal 2 flooded workings, Hen Harrier 1 male W side, Black-headed Gull 50+ W side colony, Tawny Owl 1 Will Pits Scrape, Jay 1 Will Pits, Willow Warbler 1 Pony Bridge Wood. Also Weasel 1 Across Fison's road at Green Belt. Adder 7 3 males 4 females Green Belt.

Bryan P Wainwright, Bill Priestley 03/04/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 48 , Gadwall 8 , Teal 14 , Mallard 12 , Shoveler 8 , Pochard 3 , Tufted Duck 8 , Goldeneye 1 female Will Pits Scrape, Goosander 4 female Will Pits Scrape, Grey Heron 2 Bell's and Green Belt, Little Grebe 1 Bell's Pond, Marsh Harrier 4 2 males 2 females Fison's road, Hen Harrier 1 male over Will Pits Scrape 10.50, Kestrel 1 , Moorhen 1 , Lapwing 4 , Little Ringed Plover 1 colliery area (WHP only), Redshank 2 , Snipe 1 , Black-headed Gull 90 , Common Gull 1 , Herring Gull 3 , Great Black-backed Gull 5 , Stock Dove 6 , Woodpigeon 10 , Collared Dove 5 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Great Grey Shrike 1 New Cut at Southern Canals, Jay 2 , Carrion Crow 12 , Coal Tit 1 , Skylark 4 , Chiffchaff 3 , Willow Warbler 1 singing N end Bank Top, Blackcap 1 singing Bell's, Wren 3 , Blackbird 2 , Fieldfare 8 7 Recreation ground 1 Bank Top, Redwing 9 Recreation ground, Mistle Thrush 2 , Stonechat 1 male Middle Moor Tram at road, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 , Meadow Pipit 10 , Yellowhammer 1 , Reed Bunting 6 , Corn Bunting 1 W of railway. Also Brown Hare 2 ; Goole Fields, Roe Deer 1.

Bryan P Wainwright 02/04/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 27 , Shelduck 2 Will Pits Scrape, Gadwall 20 , Teal 47 , Mallard 16 , Shoveler 34 , Pochard 9 Will Pits Scrape, Tufted Duck 4 , Goldeneye 1 female Will Pits Scrape, Goosander 1 female Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 4 2 males 2 females Fison's road, Sparrowhawk 1 , Moorhen 6 , Coot 1 , Lapwing 2 , Redshank 4 , Snipe 2 Mill Drain Marsh, Black-headed Gull 100 , Great Black-backed Gull 1 adult over, Stock Dove 8 , Woodpigeon 60 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 N Goole Moor and Will Pits, Magpie 1 , Carrion Crow 30 , Great Tit 2 , Willow Tit 1 Will Pits calling, Skylark 6 , Sand Martin 9 Will Pits Scrape, Long-tailed Tit 3 , Chiffchaff 4 , Mistle Thrush 2 , Robin 3 , Stonechat 2 males Fison's road, House Sparrow 4 Creyke's crossing, Tree Sparrow 10 Creyke's crossing, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 , Meadow Pipit 12 , Chaffinch 2 , Linnet 14 , Yellowhammer 1 , Reed Bunting 6 , Corn Bunting 2 W of railway. Also Brown Hare 3 ; Creyke's. Roe Deer 4. Common Frog 2 : 1 calling W side Will Pits near road and 1 calling N side Will Pits Scrape.

Bill Priestley 01/04/2014 Pochard 7 Will Pits Scrape, Goldeneye 1 female Will Pits Scrape, Hen Harrier 1 male Will Pits Scrape, Little Owl 1 recreation ground, Redwing 2 , Siskin 1 .

Bryan P Wainwright 01/04/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 9 , Gadwall 4 , Grey Heron 2 flushed from N Goole Moor, Marsh Harrier 1 male, Moorhen 1 . Lapwing 3 , Redshank 3 , Black-headed Gull 70 , Stock Dove 8 , Skylark 3 , Chiffchaff 2 , Wren 1 , Blackbird 2 , Mistle Thrush 1 , Wheatear 1 female S bend, Meadow Pipit 10 , Yellowhammer 1 , Reed Bunting 5 , Corn Bunting 1 W of railway. Also Roe Deer 6 ; Brown Hare 2 ; Creyke's.

Bryan P Wainwright 31/03/2014 Mute Swan 2 Will Pits Scrape, Greylag Goose (domestic) 42 , Gadwall 19 , Teal 39 , Mallard 20 , Shoveler 25 , Pochard 6 3 males 3 females Will Pits Scrape, Tufted Duck 17 Will Pits Scrape, Goldeneye 1 female Will Pits Scrape, Goosander 6 1 male Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 6 2 males & 4 cream-crowns, Sparrowhawk 1 female Creyke's, Moorhen 6 , Redshank 6 5 W side 1 N Goole Moor, Snipe 2 , Black-headed Gull 140 , Lesser Black-backed Gull 1 adult landed W side BH Gull colony, Herring Gull 1 immature over, Great Black-backed Gull 2 immatures over, Stock Dove 8 fields approach to Creyke's gate, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 both drumming Will Pits, Magpie 3 , Blue Tit 3 , Great Tit 6 , Willow Tit 1 E side Goole Moor, Skylark 5 , Sand Martin 3 Goole Moor, Long-tailed Tit 3 , Chiffchaff 18 , Blackcap 1 singing Will Pits Scrape, Blackbird 8 , Song Thrush 2 , Mistle Thrush 1 , Robin 15 , Tree Sparrow 3 Creyke's crossing, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 4 , Meadow Pipit 12 , Chaffinch 6 , Greenfinch 1 Creyke's crossing, Siskin 1 calling over Will Pits, Linnet 58 fields approach to Creyke's gate, Bullfinch 2 , Yellowhammer 4 , Reed Bunting 16 , Corn Bunting 1 W side railway. Roe Deer 5. Common Frog 2 : 1 calling Swinefleet Warping Drain at T junction Will Pits, 1 calling N side Will Pits Scrape and spawn 50m W blue bridge side of road.

John Durrant 31/03/2014 Little Ringed Plover 1 colliery area am but then flew over pit tip to moors.

James Hincliffe 30/03/2014 Short-eared Owl 1 Creyke's at dusk.

Rob Watson 30/03/2014 Greater Canada Goose 2 Will Pits Scrape, Teal 6 seen more heard, Shoveler 8 , Tufted Duck 4 , Goosander 7 1 male Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 4 2 males a female and cream-crown, Hen Harrier 1 male Goole Moor, Buzzard 1 Lapwing 1 Mill Drain Marsh, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 calling and drumming Will Pits, Willow Tit 4 1 Crowle 2 Will Pits (north end) 1 Will Pits (central) , Chiffchaff 10+ Stonechat 2 a pair Goole Moor, Meadow Pipit 8 some display, Yellowhammer 2 Crowle Moor. Reed Bunting 10 males. Water Vole 1 ; Blackwater Dike. 2 Comma butterflies. 

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Water Vole (Rob Watson 2014) 

 

 

Bryan P Wainwright 30/03/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 45, Gadwall 10 , Teal 38 , Mallard 30 , Shoveler 14 , Tufted Duck 9 Will Pits Scrape, Goldeneye 1 female Will Pits Scrape, Goosander 5 females Will Pits Scrape, Cormorant 1 NW white face and chest, Marsh Harrier 5 2 males & 3 cream-crowns, Hen Harrier 1 Goole Moor, Sparrowhawk 1 female Will Pits, Buzzard 4 , Kestrel 3 , Water Rail 4 heard: 1 1000 Acre floods rest along Goole Moor Tram from E, Moorhen 6 , Golden Plover 8 over, Redshank 4 2 W side 2 main floods, Black-headed Gull 194 with 87 NG Moor & 107 W side floods, Common Gull 4 W side, Stock Dove 8 fields approach to Creyke's gate, Woodpigeon 8 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Great Grey Shrike 1 Mill Drain Marsh, Magpie 3 , Carrion Crow 30 , Blue Tit 2 , Great Tit 4 , Coal Tit 1 , Skylark 5 , Long-tailed Tit 6 , Chiffchaff 18 , Starling 40 fields approach to Creyke's gate, Blackbird 5 , Fieldfare 60 fields approach to Creyke's gate, Song Thrush 1 , Robin 12 , Stonechat 2 pair S bend Fison's Road, Tree Sparrow 6 Creyke's crossing, Yellow Wagtail? 2 possibly, distant flushed off open area calling and seen in mist Goole Moor, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 3 , Meadow Pipit 16 , Chaffinch 7 , Goldfinch 7 , Linnet 40 fields approach to Creyke's gate, Yellowhammer 2 , Reed Bunting 18 . Also Roe Deer 2 ; Red Deer 4 ; Goole Moor. Adder 18 : 16 females 2 males Green Belt. Common Frog 1 : calling Swinefleet Warping Drain at T junction Will Pits. Orange Underwing 1 E end Goole Moor Tram.

David Smith 30/03/2014 Hen Harrier 1 male Goole Moor, Snipe 2 flooded workings, Stonechat 4 3 males 1 female floods, platform and S bend on Fison's Road. Also Peacock, Small Tortoiseshell and Brimstone.

Steve Routledge, Des Parmenter 30/03/2014 Hen Harrier 1 male Goole Moor, Willow Tit 1 , Blackcap 2 Will Pits.

Robert Broch 30/03/2014 Blackcap 1 colliery area, Tree Sparrow 25+ Jone's Cable near houses, Lesser Redpoll 1 . Also 15 Adders Green Belt.

Martin Warne, Jason King, Calum King 29/03/2014 Whooper Swan 8 Will Pits Scrape, Goldeneye 1 female Will Pits Scrape, Goosander 13 2 male Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 7 4 males & 3+ cream-crowns, Hen Harrier 1 male Goole Moor 14.30 then Will Pits Scrape at 16.25, Water Rail 1 , Green Sandpiper 1 Mill Drain Marsh, Lesser Black-backed Gull 2 , Herring Gull 8 ,RAVEN 1 flew from N end of moors over floods S at 13.30 giving good views but did not call A NEW SPECIES FOR THORNE MOORS. Chiffchaff 4 , Starling 5 . Song Thrush 1 , Lesser Redpoll 2 , Bullfinch 1 . Also Lizard 1 wood pile near platform, Middle Moor. Peacock Butterfly 5, Brimstone 3 2m 1f, Small Tortoiseshell 3, Comma 1.

Bryan P Wainwright, Bill Priestley 29/03/2014 Whooper Swan 8 Will Pits Scrape, Greylag Goose (domestic) 32 , Greater Canada Goose 2 Will Pits Scrape, Gadwall 29 , Teal 54 , Mallard 35 , Shoveler 19 , Pochard 3 2 males 1 female Woodside later 2 males Will Pits Scrape, Tufted Duck 9 Will Pits Scrape, Goldeneye 1 female Will Pits Scrape, Goosander 12 1 male Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 6 4 males & 2+ cream-crowns, Hen Harrier 1 male Goole Moor 14.30, Sparrowhawk 1 female Creyke's, Buzzard 4 , Kestrel 2 , Little Ringed Plover 3 colliery area (WHP only), Redshank 2 W side floods, Snipe 1 Crowle Moor, Black-headed Gull 84 with 48 NG Moor & 26 W side floods others elsewhere, Great Black-backed Gull 1 immature over, Stock Dove 3 , Woodpigeon 70 , Great Grey Shrike 1 Mill Drain Marsh, Magpie 2 Jackdaw 2 calling over floods, Carrion Crow 47 , Blue Tit 2 , Great Tit 3 , Willow Tit 3 2 Blackwater Dike in flock 1 calling Will Pits Scrape, Skylark 5 , Long-tailed Tit 6 , Chiffchaff 19 , Wren 8 , Blackbird 8 , Fieldfare 132 fields approach to Creyke's gate, Robin 5 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 3 , Meadow Pipit 15 , Chaffinch 8 , Goldfinch 2 , Linnet 123 fields approach to Creyke's gate, Bullfinch 2 , Yellowhammer 3 , Reed Bunting 21 . Also Red Deer 30+ ; Blackwater Dike at Will Pits Brown Hare 1 ; Goole Fields, Roe Deer 8.

Bryan P Wainwright 27/03/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 34 Will Pits Scrape, Gadwall 5 , Teal 4 , Mallard 10 , Shoveler 8 , Pochard 4 2 males 2 female Will Pits Scrape, Tufted Duck 19 Will Pits Scrape, Goldeneye 1 female Will Pits Scrape, Goosander 2 females Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 2 cream-crowns, Hen Harrier 1 male fields NW Creyke's gate at 12.50, Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 1 , Moorhen 1 , Black-headed Gull 10 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Goldcrest 1 , Skylark 2 , Long-tailed Tit 2 , Chiffchaff 2 , Fieldfare 85 fields approach to Creyke's gate, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 , Meadow Pipit 4 , Linnet 120 fields approach to Creyke's gate, Reed Bunting 4 . Also Stoat 1 ; Blackwater Dike at Will Pits.

Tom Lowe 26/03/2014 Willow Tit 1 N end Goole Moor.

Mike Holt 24/03/2014 Hen Harrier 1 male Goole Moor.

Steve Hiner, Louise Eaton 27/03/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 4 , Gadwall 4 2 pair W side floods. Teal 2 , Mallard 4 , Shoveler 5 , Tufted Duck 11 Will Pits Scrape, Little Grebe 1 Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 1 male Paraffin, Buzzard 1 New Moor, Jay 1 , Wren 1 , Great Tit 1 , Chaffinch 6 Crowle Moor. Roe Deer 4 1 male New Moor, 1 male 2 females Creykes Gate. Common Lizard 1 : Pony Bridge Wood.

Steve Hiner, Louise Eaton, Dan Bernand 26/03/2014 Marsh Harrier 1 female New Moor flooided workings, Kestrel 1 , Black-headed Gull 27 W side floods. Chiffchaff 1 Green Belt, Goldfinch 7 Creyke's. Roe Deer 3 1 male 2 females Creykes Gate, American Mink 1 ; male ran across stone road Green Belt. Adder 18 : 11 males 7 females Green Belt. 

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Bill Priestley 25/03/2014 Marsh Harrier 2 , Buzzard 3 , Coal Tit 1 , Fieldfare 3 , Redwing 10 .

Bill Priestley 24/03/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 6 , Marsh Harrier 4 1000 Acre floods. Buzzard 2 , Kestrel 4 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 female, Skylark 1 , Chiffchaff 8 , Linnet 1 .

Bryan P Wainwright, Richard J Sprakes 23/03/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 20 , Gadwall 18 , Teal 10 , Mallard 20 , Shoveler 19 , Pochard 3 2 males 1 female Will Pits Scrape, Tufted Duck 13 9 males 4 female Will Pits Scrape, Goldeneye 1 1 female Will Pits Scrape, Goosander 6 1 male 4 female Will Pits Scrape, Pheasant 8 , Marsh Harrier 5 adult male and female and 3 cream-crowns,Hen Harrier 1 adult male New Moor floods across road to Mill Drain Marsh, Buzzard 2 , Kestrel 2 , Merlin 1 distant over W side going S, Water Rail 1 , Golden Plover 64 circled moors later seen in field just outside recording area, Lapwing 103 Goole Fields, Curlew 1 flew SW along W side of Will Pits and called, Redshank 1 on W side floods at BH Gull colony, Black-headed Gull 80 , Common Gull 1 floods, Great Black-backed Gull 3 2 on W side floods at BH Gull colony not welcome, Stock Dove 1 , Woodpigeon 16 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 drumming Will Pits, Magpie 2 , Carrion Crow 6 , Skylark 2 , Chiffchaff 4 , Wren 5 , Blackbird 4 , Fieldfare 2 , Song Thrush 1 , Mistle Thrush 1 , Robin 8 , Stonechat 1 male Middle Moor Tram at road, Wheatear 1 male S bend (2nd bird Top House Farm W of railway), Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 , Meadow Pipit 6 , Greenfinch 3 , Goldfinch 2 , Bullfinch 2 , Reed Bunting 6 . Also Roe Deer 2 ; Red Fox 1 ; Will Pits.

Dirk Rigby 23/03/2014 Marsh Harrier 1 fields near Creyke's.

Bill Priestley 22/03/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 6 , Shelduck 4 1000 Acre floods. Gadwall 14 , Teal 60 , Shoveler 42 , Pochard 1 male Will Pits Scrape, Goldeneye 1 female Will Pits Scrape, Goosander 6 3 males 3 female Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 4 ,Hen Harrier 1 male Shoulder o' Mutton, Kestrel 1 , Water Rail 4 , Snipe 2 , Black-headed Gull 80 , Common Gull 2 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 4 , Coal Tit 2 , Willow Tit 2 , Chiffchaff 18 , Wren 16 , Redwing 1 , Mistle Thrush 1 , Meadow Pipit 3 , Linnet 1 , Yellowhammer 1 , Reed Bunting 10 .

John Durrant 22/03/2014 Hen Harrier 1 male fields near Inkle Moor.

James Hincliffe 21/03/2014 Yellowhammer 1 fields near Creyke's.

Rob Watson 21/03/2014 Whooper Swan 1 Will Pits Scrape, Shoveler 10 , Tufted Duck 8 Will Pits Scrape, Goldeneye 1 female Will Pits Scrape, Goosander 10 Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 4 female and 3 cream-crowns, Hen Harrier 2 males  1 Goole Moor harassed by female M Harrier  & 1 low S Will Pits Woodside across Fison's road before turning back N over Will Pits, Kestrel 1 female Crowle Moor, Moorhen 1 , Black-headed Gull 1 , Chiffchaff 4  3 Will Pits  1 Will Pits Scrape east, Stonechat 1 male Middle Moor, 

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Stonechat male (Rob Watson 2014) 

 

 



Yellowhammer 18 goat field next to Crowle Council moors cars park, Reed Bunting 5 . Also Red Deer 2 ; Stoat 1.

Bryan P Wainwright 21/03/2014 Whooper Swan 1 Will Pits Scrape, Greylag Goose 62 , Shelduck 1 W side floods, Gadwall 25 , Teal 28 , Mallard 61 , Shoveler 35 , Pochard 2 males Will Pits Scrape, Goldeneye 1 female Will Pits Scrape, Goosander 13 7 males Will Pits Scrape, Pheasant 8 , Marsh Harrier 5 adult male and female and 3 cream-crowns, Hen Harrier 1 male Blackwater Dike midway at 11.25, Sparrowhawk 1 female Will Pits, Buzzard 2 , Kestrel 1 , Water Rail 2 , Moorhen 2 , Lapwing 4 , Redshank 1 BH Gull colony W side floods, Black-headed Gull 160 81 colony W side floods, 48 N Goole Moor, 10 Woodside rest elsewhere, Great Black-backed Gull 1 immature over, Woodpigeon 48 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 Will Pits, Magpie 1 , Jay 2 , Carrion Crow 40 , Blue Tit 8 , Great Tit 8 , Willow Tit 3 2 calling SW side Will Pits 1 calling Will Pits Scrape, Skylark 6 , Long-tailed Tit 4 , Chiffchaff 5 1 Creyke's gate 2 Will Pits 2 Goole Moor edge, Wren 16 , Starling 1 , Blackbird 4 , Fieldfare 80 fields approach to Creyke's gate, Mistle Thrush 1 , Robin 12 , Stonechat 5 3 males 2 females, Dunnock 3 , Tree Sparrow 2 Creyke's crossing, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 3 , Meadow Pipit 11 , Chaffinch 12 , Goldfinch 1 , Linnet 6 , Bullfinch 2 , Yellowhammer 6 , Reed Bunting 19 . Also Roe Deer 10 ; Brown Hare 1 ; Creyke's, Rabbit 2 & Common Frog 2 lots spawn: half a bucket at Woodside and same at W end Goole Moor Tram.

Bill Priestley 20/03/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 30 , Shelduck 1 Green Belt, Teal 16 , Shoveler 5 , Little Grebe 1 , Marsh Harrier 1 female, Moorhen 1 , Black-headed Gull 20 , Common Gull 2 , Great Tit 1 , Skylark 5 , Long-tailed Tit 10 , Chiffchaff 10 , Wren 10 , Fieldfare 17 , Redwing 10 , Goldfinch 2 , Bullfinch 2 .

Steve Hiner, Louise Eaton, Dan Bernand (Natural England) 19/03/2014 Teal 2 Mallard 12 Swinefleet Warping Drain, Shoveler 2 a pair New Moor floods, Buzzard 1 Casson's, Snipe 1 Limberlost Tram, Black-headed Gull 50 W side floods. Chiffchaff 1 Casson's. Also Adder 7: 3 males 2 females Pony Bridge Wood, 1 male Pony Bridge Tram, 1 female Bank Top Will Pits Scrape.

Robert Broch 19/03/2014 Hen Harrier 1 male Crowle Moor.

Peter Hinks & Goole Naturalists' 19/03/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 60 or 50 o field N of Crowle M, Gadwall 5 , Teal 1010 , Mallard 40 , Shoveler 25 , Pochard 2 males Will Pits Scrape, Tufted Duck 12 Will Pits Scrape, Goldeneye 1 1 female Will Pits Scrape, Goosander 6 , Pheasant 2 , Marsh Harrier 3 cream-crowns, Sparrowhawk 1 Top Moor Farm, Buzzard 1 over Crowle Moor, Kestrel 1 , Water Rail 1 Bank Top heard, Moorhen 2 , Snipe 1 Goole Mor, Common Gull 1 SW overfloods, Woodpigeon 2 , Collared Dove 2 Bank Top, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 Will Pits, Magpie 2 , Carrion Crow 2 , Blue Tit 2 , Great Tit 2 , Willow Tit 3 singing males 2 Will Pits Scrape, 1 Will Pits, Skylark 1 Chadwick's Field, Long-tailed Tit 15 , Chiffchaff 3 singing males Will Pits Scrape & Will Pits, Wren 2 , Blackbird 2 , Fieldfare 8 W over Goole Moor, Robin 2 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 3 Bank Top, Meadow Pipit 3 , Chaffinch 2 Goldfinch 2 , Lesser Redpoll 2 Will Pits, Reed Bunting 3 . Also Common Frog 1 : lot of spawn half a bucket at W end Goole Moor Tram.

Jim Johnson 19/03/2014 Kingfisher 2 along Goole Fields drain to Goole Moor.

Bill Priestley 18/03/2014 Greater Canada Goose 2 , Peregrine 1 female W side, Moorhen 1 , Jay 1 , Skylark 1 , Long-tailed Tit 6 , Chiffchaff 2 , Redwing 55 going W, Chaffinch 6 , Bullfinch 4 .

Steve Hiner, Chris Evans (Natural England) 18/03/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 12 New Moor floods, Red Kite 1 over Priory Farm at 14.05 to Creyke's. Marsh Harrier 2 cream-crowns W side floods, Sparrowhawk 1 male Creyke's gate, Kestrel 1 W side floods. Also Roe Deer 1 female Green Belt & Adder 8 males Green Belt.

Martin Warne 16/03/2014 Pochard 4 Will Pits Scrape, Goosander 20 7 males 13 females Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 1 immature, Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 1 , Chiffchaff 1 singing at side of NE building, Stonechat 2 a pair Mervyn's Tram, Bullfinch 2 a pair Green Belt, Yellowhammer 20 feeding on Goat field Crowle Moor.

Rob Watson 14/03/2014 Teal 40 mainly floods, Shoveler 4 Will Pits Scrape, Tufted Duck 8 Will Pits Scrape, Goldeneye 1 female Will Pits Scrape, Goosander 7 Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 7 1 f emale and up to  6 cream-crowns (3 seen together), Hen Harrier 2 2 males hunting Middle Moor Tram area briefly interacting before leaving separately, 

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Hen Harriers battle (Rob Watson 2014) 

 



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Vanquished Hen Harrier? (Rob Watson 2014) 

 



Kestrel 1 , Peregrine 2 1 low over Will Pits Scrape to SW  and 1 harrasing 2 Marsh Harriers near Will Pits/floods Chiffchaff 1 singing in trees east of Will Pits Scrape, Reed Bunting 9 . Also Small Tortoiseshell and Peacock butterflies.

Steve Hiner (Natural England) 13/03/2014 Marsh Harrier 1 male New Moor, Kestrel 1 New Moor, Meadow Pipit 3 New Moor.

M Smith 13/03/2014 Short-eared Owl 1 near Swinefleet mill (dis.). Also 16 Adder; 14 males 2 females track just S of Green Belt Scrape.

Bill Priestley 13/03/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 20 , Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 1 , Skylark 1 , Long-tailed Tit 16 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 , Linnet 1 .

Tom Lowe 13/03/2014 Hen Harrier 1 male Goole Moor. Tom Lowe 12/03/2014 Hen Harrier 1 ringtail Goole Moor/Fields, Great Grey Shrike 1 Goole Moor. TWITE 9 E side Goole Fields one singing.

 

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Twite Goole Fields (Tom Lowe 12.03.2014) 

 

 

Darren Whitaker, Keith & Trevor Fillingham 10/03/2014 Hen Harrier 1 male Will Pits.

Steve Hiner, Louise Eaton (Natural England) 10/03/2014 Whooper Swan 2 New Moor, Greylag Goose (domestic) 9 New Moor, Mallard 23 W Floods, Shoveler 3 W Floods, Marsh Harrier 2 male New Moor, 1 female W Floods, Buzzard 1 Pony Bridge Wood, Kestrel 1 New Moor, Peregrine 1 female W Floods, Black-headed Gull 100+ W Floods, Wren 1 Pony Bridge Wood, Robin 1 Pony Bridge Wood, Wheatear 1 W Floods.

Stephen Routledge 09/03/2014 Whooper Swan 47 flew over Crowle Moors from S but were not later located on site, Shoveler 8 Will Pits Scrape, Pochard 1 female type Will Pits Scrape, Tufted Duck 21 Will Pits Scrape, Goosander 1 female type Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 2  a 2nd calendar year female and 1 an adult female, Willow Tit 2 singing males Will Pits.

Simone Maw, M Beevers 08/03/2014 Hen Harrier 1 adult male floods field N of Crowle Moor. Also Water Vole 1 ; Green Belt Scrape area.

Bill Priestley 08/03/2014 Gadwall 16 , Teal 30 , Shoveler 12 , Pochard 1 male Will Pits Scrape, Goldeneye 1 female Will Pits Scrape, Goosander 9 Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 3 , Hen Harrier 1 female floods, Buzzard 1 , Merlin 1 female, Black-headed Gull 15 , Common Gull 2 recreation ground, Goldcrest 3 , Coal Tit 2 , Skylark 1 , Long-tailed Tit 8 , Wren 20 , Song Thrush 3 , Redwing 30 , Robin 10 , Reed Bunting 4 .

Irvin Payne 05/03/2014 Whooper Swan 37 W side flooded workings, Pintail 2 a pair Goole Moor, Hen Harrier 1 female Goole Moor.

Steve Hiner, Louise Eaton (Natural England) 05/03/2014 Whooper Swan 38 W Floods, Greylag Goose (domestic) 15 New Moor, Gadwall 7 New Moor, Teal 12 Teal x 12 Will Pits Scrape, Mallard 12 New Moor, Hen Harrier 1 ringtail, Kestrel 1 W Floods. Also 1 Roe Deer male in velvet New Moor. 1 Adder male Will Pits Scrape Bank Top. 

 

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Adders (Steve Hiner 2014) 

 

 

Steve Hiner (Natural England) 04/03/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 2 16 New Moor, Mallard 15 15 New Moor, Hen Harrier 1 ringtail W Floods, Buzzard 1 Swinefleet Gate, Kestrel 1 Kestrel x 1 Creyke's, Snipe 1 Snipe x 1 Pony Bridge Wood, Great Tit 2 Snipe x 1 Pony Bridge Marsh, Treecreeper 1 Snipe x 1 Pony Bridge Marsh, Song Thrush 1 Creyke's Gate, Chaffinch 2 Will Pits, Goldfinch 5 Will Pits, Yellowhammer 1 Swinefleet Gate. Also 5 Roe Deer 1 male, 2 females W Floods, 1 male 1 female Shoulder o' Mutton. 1 Adder male Will Pits Scrape Bank Top.

Steve Hiner (Natural England) 27/02/2014 Sparrowhawk 1 female Pony Bridge Wood, Blackbird 2 . Also Muntjac 1 Pony Bridge Wood, ran across ride 50 m in front of me, leaving clear tracks and very good view.

Tom Lowe 27/02/2014 Long-eared Owl 1 Goole Fields 20.30.

Steve Hiner (Natural England) 26/02/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 8 N Moor Mallard 129 N Moor Marsh Harrier 1 male Middle Moor Tram at road, Kestrel 1 female Swinefleet Gate, Blue Tit 2 Green Belt, Long-tailed Tit 2 Green Belt, Stonechat 1 male Middle Moor Tram at road. Also 1 Roe Deer 1 female Swinefleet Gate and 1 male Shoulder o' Mutton, 1 Fox. Adder 15 males Green Belt. Small Tortoiseshell 1 very tatty flying over Paraffin Track.

Mike Holt 25/02/2014 Marsh Harrier 4 male late pm Goole Moor/Fields. Hen Harrier 1 late pm Goole Moor/Fields.

Steve Hiner (Natural England) 25/02/2014 Gadwall 13 7 males, 6 females Will Pits Scrape, Teal 2 Bells, Mallard 38 Mallard, Tufted Duck 12 6 males, 6 females Will Pits Scrape, Goosander 11 5 males, 6 females Will Pits Scrape, Kestrel 1 male New Moor, Snipe 1 Green Belt, Black-headed Gull 1 W floods, Magpie 2 W floods, Jay 2 Bells, Carrion Crow 2 W floods, Blue Tit 2 Green Belt, Skylark 1 Creykes, Long-tailed Tit 2 Green Belt, Wren 2 Green Belt, Robin 1 Green Belt, Dunnock 2 Green Belt, Chaffinch 2 Creykes. Also 10 Adders track just S of Green Belt Scrape.

Peter Hinks, Brian Smith, Mark Smith 25/02/2014 Gadwall 55 Will Pits Scrape mainly, Teal 30 Will Pits Scrape mainly, Mallard 35 Will Pits Scrape mainly, Tufted Duck 14 Will Pits Scrape, Goldeneye 1 female Will Pits Scrape, Goosander 8 Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 1 cream-crown floods, Buzzard 5 4 Yorkshire Triangle 1 Goole Moor, Kestrel 1 Middle Moor, Jay 1 Bank Top, Song Thrush 1 Will Pits, Stonechat 2 a pair Fison's road, Lesser Redpoll 1 Green Belt. Also 5 Adders track just S of Green Belt Scrape.

Rob Watson 24/02/2014 1 male Brimstone butterfly not much else.

Steve Hiner (Natural England) 21/02/2014 Mallard 27 floods. Hen Harrier 1 male W side. Great Tit 2 , Wren 1 , Fieldfare 35 , Robin 1 , Chaffinch 1 , Goldfinch 12 , Siskin 4 Creyke's gate. Also Roe Deer 1 ; female Will Pits, Adder 1 ; male Green Belt hibernicula. 

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Adder male (Steve Hiner 2014) 

 

 

Steve Hiner (Natural England) 20/02/2014 Teal 17 , Mallard 67 floods. Shoveler 12 Crowle Mor, Marsh Harrier 4 1 male Woodside East, 3 cream crowns New Moor, Kestrel 1 female Swinefleet gate, Moorhen 1 , Blue Tit 7 , Wren 1 , Mistle Thrush 2 Creyke's.

Rob Watson 20/02/2014 Mallard 120 floods. Shoveler 10 floods. Marsh Harrier 1 , Great Grey Shrike 1 Fison's road at Middle Moor. 

 

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Great Grey Shrike hovering (Rob Watson 2014) 

 

 


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Great Grey Shrike (Rob Watson 2014) Also Roe Deer 2 males and 3 female Adders.

 




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Adder female (Rob Watson 2014) 

 

 

Steve Hiner (Natural England) 19/02/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 2 Mallard 67 floods. Shoveler 5 males, Tufted Duck 4 Crowle Moor, Marsh Harrier 1 female floods, Buzzard 1 Will Pits, Blue Tit 2 , Great Tit 2 , Starling 1 , Chaffinch 4 , Greenfinch 4 . Adder 1 ; male Green Belt hibernicula the first of the year.

Martin Warne 18/02/2014 Tufted Duck 11 Will Pits Scrape, Goosander 11 6 males Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 1 first winter, Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 2 , Water Rail 2 calling Middle Moor and Mervyn's Tram, Lapwing 2 , Tawny Owl 1 calling Crowle Moor, Jay 1 , Goldcrest 3 , Willow Tit 2 , Skylark 2 , Fieldfare 1 , Song Thrush 1 , Stonechat 5 pair + female Goole Moor Tram pair Mervyn's Tram, Meadow Pipit 4 , Lesser Redpoll 3 , Yellowhammer 2 , Reed Bunting 13 . Also Roe Deer 3 ; Goole Moor, Red Deer 35 ; Will Pits.

Bryan P Wainwright, Bill Priestley, Richard Sprakes, John Durrant 16/02/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 122 . Greater Canada Goose 35 Gadwall 3 , Teal 107 , Mallard 184 , Shoveler 3 , Tufted Duck 4 Will Pits Scrape, Goldeneye 1 Will Pits Scrape, Goosander 4 Will Pits Scrape, Grey Partridge 1 Fison's Road N, Marsh Harrier 3 adult male and female and 1st winter, Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 2 , Peregrine 1 adult female W side, Moorhen 2 , Lapwing 8 Goole Moor, Black-headed Gull 1 , Common Gull 9 , Herring Gull 44 , Great Black-backed Gull 13 , Stock Dove 13 , Woodpigeon 23 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 male drumming and female Will Pits, Magpie 2 , Jay 1 , Jackdaw 1 W over Will Pits calling, Carrion Crow 20 , Great Tit 6 , Willow Tit 1 , Skylark 8 , Blackbird 4 , Blackbird 4 , Fieldfare 6 , Song Thrush 1 , Mistle Thrush 2 , Robin 6 , Stonechat 4 2 males 2 females Fison's road, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 , Chaffinch 11 , Greenfinch 2 , Goldfinch 8 , Bullfinch 11 , Reed Bunting 15 . Also Roe Deer 8, Red Deer female Will Pits and Hare Creyke's.

Ben Steel 15/02/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 9 , Gadwall 17 Goldeneye 1 female Will Pits Scrape, Goosander 11 Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 2 cream-crowns, Buzzard 1 Bank Top, Little Owl 1 Swinefleet mill (dis.), please respect private areas. Goldcrest 1 Alders, Coal Tit 1 Will Pits, Willow Tit 2 Will Pits, Treecreeper 2 Will Pits, Stonechat 2 a pair Fison's road, Meadow Pipit 7 Goole Moor, Lesser Redpoll 7 Will Pits.

Dirk Rigby 13/02/2014 Long-tailed Tit 4 Creyke's sidings. 


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Long-tailed TitS (Dirk Rigby 2014) 

 

 

 

Steve Hiner, Louise Eaton (Natural England) 13/02/2014 Mallard 28 all pairs floods and Will Pits Scrape Peregrine 1 female Creyke's gate, Stonechat 1 floods. Also Roe Deer 3 ; last year's young Mill Drain Marsh

Bryan P Wainwright 13/02/2014 Moorhen 1 , Black-headed Gull 3 , Woodpigeon 5 , Magpie 2 , Jay 1 , Blue Tit 3 , Great Tit 6 , Long-tailed Tit 2 , Wren 2 , Blackbird 5 , Fieldfare 20 , Redwing 20 , Mistle Thrush 1 , Robin 2 , Dunnock 2 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 , Chaffinch 4 , Goldfinch 12 , Bullfinch 3 , Reed Bunting 1 .

Steve Hiner(Natural England) 10/02/2014 Brown Hare 2 ; Snaith & Cowick floods, Roe Deer 2 ; females W side other Will Pits.

John Durrant 10/02/2014 Great Grey Shrike 1 along road Green Belt evening. Also 65 Red Deer Bank Top at Will Pits am.

Dirk Rigby 09/02/2014 Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 Creyke's sidings. 


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Great Spotted Woodpecker female (Dirk Rigby 2014) 

 

 


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Great Spotted Woodpecker male (Dirk Rigby 2014) 

 

John Durrant 09/02/2014 Red Deer 16 Will Pits.

Bryan P Wainwright, Richard J Sprakes, Jim Snowden 09/02/2014 Gadwall 22 Will Pits Scrape, Teal 34 , Mallard 151 , Shoveler 7 Will Pits Scrape, Tufted Duck 5 , Goldeneye 1 female Will Pits Scrape, Goosander 29 (12 male) Will Pits Scrape, Cormorant 5 over Goole Moor going W, Marsh Harrier 3 adult and immature male and cream-crown, Sparrowhawk 2 males, Kestrel 2 , Moorhen 2 , Lapwing 2 , Great Black-backed Gull 6 , Stock Dove 14 , Woodpigeon 20 , Collared Dove 2 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Great Grey Shrike 1 along road from Green Belt then to Middle Moor Tram, Magpie 2 , Carrion Crow 20 , Blue Tit 1 , Great Tit 2 , Wren 1 , Blackbird 3 , Fieldfare 35 , Robin 3 , Stonechat 2 , Tree Sparrow 2 Creyke's crossing, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 , Goldfinch 23 , Linnet 100 , Bullfinch 4 , Reed Bunting 2 . Also 2 Hares Goole Fields,

John Durrant 07/02/2014 Hen Harrier 1 NE from Creyke's gate 16.30.

Bill Priestley 08/02/2014 Mute Swan 2 , Moorhen 2 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Magpie 20 , Jay 1 , Bullfinch 4 .

Rob Watson 07/02/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 8 Gadwall 14 Shoveler 2 Tufted Duck 2 Goldeneye 1 Goosander 18 Buzzard 1 SE end, Lapwing 1 over, Great Grey Shrike 1 Middle Moor Tram for 1 hr pm feeding from small trees and once spiralling high into air chasing pipit before returning to same tree, Song Thrush 1 Crowle public footpath. Lesser Redpoll 4 Crowle public footpath. 

 

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Lesser Redpoll (Rob Watson 2014) 

 

 

Steve Hiner (Natural England) 06/02/2014 Grey Heron 1 Creyke's. Mistle Thrush Creyke's. Stonechat MMT at road. Also Roe Deer; 1 females Creyke's.

Mark Waller 02/02/2014 


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Black Redstart (Mark Waller 2014) 

 



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Black Redstart (Mark Waller 2014) 

 

 

 

Rob Watson 02/02/2014 Whooper Swan 5 Will Pits Scrape later (15.45) to 1000 Acre floods,


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Whooper Swan (Rob Watson 2014) 

 



Goosander 19 , Marsh Harrier 4 female, Tufted Duck 2 , Kestrel 1 , Stonechat 1 Middle Moor, Willow Tit 1 Mervyn's Tram, Lesser Redpoll 3 singles. Also Red Deer 4; Goole Moor.

Martin Warne, Jason King, Callum King 02/02/2014 Whooper Swan 5 Will Pits Scrape later (15.45) to 1000 Acre floods, Greylag Goose (domestic) 10 , Goosander 19 , Marsh Harrier 4 adult male and female immature male and immature, Buzzard 1 Will Pits Scrape, Kestrel 2 , Peregrine 1 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 2 , Great Grey Shrike 1 , Goldcrest 1 , Willow Tit 1 , Redwing 6 , Mistle Thrush 1 , Black Redstart 1 male at Swinefleet mill (dis.) midday, please respect private areas. Stonechat 1 , Tree Sparrow20 Crowle Moor near council car park, Greenfinch 2 , Siskin 1 , Bullfinch 2 , Yellowhammer 2 Crowle Moor, Reed Bunting 2 .

Bryan P Wainwright, Richard J Sprakes 02/02/2014 Whooper Swan 5 Will Pits Scrape later (15.45) to 1000 Acre floods, Greylag Goose (domestic) 12 , Gadwall 12 , Teal 50 flooded mitigation area N of Crowle Moor mainly, Mallard 130 , Shoveler 3 , Tufted Duck 4 , Goldeneye 1 female Will Pits Scrape, Goosander 39 (15 male) Will Pits Scrape one of highest counts ever, Pheasant 3 , Marsh Harrier 4 adult male and female immature male and immature, Hen Harrier 2 adult males to roost Green Belt floods 16.50 and 17.00 (2nd showed slight brown on upper carpals), Buzzard 1 , Kestrel 1 , Peregrine 1 adult male N of Crowle Moor and later over floods, Water Rail 1 , Common Gull 2 , Herring Gull 4 , Great Black-backed Gull 15 , Stock Dove 12 , Woodpigeon 150 , Collared Dove 18 Red House Farm, Great Grey Shrike 1 11.40 road at Green Belt, 14.00 Woodside then 1000 Acre and to Goole Moor 15.25 Pony Bridge Marsh, Wren 2 , Starling 3 , Blackbird 1 , Fieldfare 48 , Robin 2 , Black Redstart 1 male at Swinefleet mill (dis.) midday, please respect private areas. Stonechat 2 , Tree Sparrow 3 Creyke's crossings, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 , Chaffinch 2 , Greenfinch 1 , Goldfinch 13 , Lesser Redpoll 17 , Reed Bunting 2 . Also 2 Roe Deer.

Bryan P Wainwright 31/01/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 7 , Gadwall 17 , Teal 36 , Mallard 322 , Tufted Duck 2 , Goosander 19 8 males, Pheasant 7 , Marsh Harrier 2 adult male adult female, Buzzard 2 Will Pits, Kestrel 2 , Moorhen 1 , Stock Dove 40 fields approach to Creyke's gate, Woodpigeon 200 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Great Grey Shrike 1 Mervyn's Tram near Middle Moor Tram midday, Magpie 2 , Jay 1 , Carrion Crow 20 , Wren 2 , Blackbird 1 , Robin 1 , Stonechat 3 2 males and female along road, Tree Sparrow 3 Creyke's crossing, Chaffinch 5 , Goldfinch 21 , Linnet 200 fields approach to Creyke's gate, Reed Bunting 3 . [At Mill Lane, Rawcliffe Bridge near Southfield Reservoir a flock of 30 Corn Buntings].

Steve Hiner (Naturl England) 30/01/2014 Stonechat 1 female Middle Moor Tram at limestone road, Goldfinch 52 Will Pits.

John Durrant 29/01/2014 Hen Harrier 1 adult male Mill Drain.

Tom Lowe 29/01/2014 Marsh Harrier 2 Goole Moor/Fields, Hen Harrier 8 Goole Moor/Fields, Merlin 1 Goole Moor/Fields, Peregrine 2 adults Goole Moor/Fields.

Bryan P Wainwright, Bill Priestley 29/01/2014 Gadwall 16 , Teal 86 , Mallard 196 , Shoveler 1 , Tufted Duck 2 males, Goldeneye 1 female, Goosander 1 male, Marsh Harrier 1 female, Kestrel 2 male, Peregrine 1 adult female, Golden Plover 46 , Black-headed Gull 1 , Great Tit 3 , Long-tailed Tit 20 , Blackbird 1 , BLACK REDSTART 1 male at Swinefleet mill (dis.) mid pm, please respect private areas. Stonechat 1 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 , Goldfinch 8 , Lesser Redpoll 24 . [At Mill Lane, Rawcliffe Bridge near Southfield Reservoir a flock of 67 Corn Buntings, 6 Yellowhammer, Chaffinches and Reed Buntings].

Steve Hiner (Naturl England) 27/01/2014 Marsh Harrier 1 female Paraffin area, Sparrowhawk 1 male Will Pits, Blue Tit 7 , Long-tailed Tit 15 , Blackbird 4 , Robin 1 , Stonechat 1 male Middle Moor Tram at limestone road, Dunnock 1 , Goldfinch 5 .

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Black Redstart (Rob Watson 2014) 

 



Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 , Lesser Redpoll 2 , Yellowhammer 1 male, Reed Bunting 2 a pair.

Brian Smith, Mark Smith 26/01/2014 Kestrel 1 , BLACK REDSTART 1 male at Swinefleet mill (dis.) this pm, please respect private areas.

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Black Redstart (Brian Smith 2014) 

 

 


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Richard J Sprakes 25/01/2014 Gadwall 9 all ducks Will Pits Scrape, Teal 20 , Mallard 345 , Shoveler 2 , Goldeneye 1 female type, Goosander 13 (6 male), Marsh Harrier 3 adult male adult female and immature, Peregrine 1 male, Lapwing 100 Shoulder o' Mutton to fields, Fieldfare 42 , Redwing 60 , Stonechat 1 male road.

Rob Watson 24/01/2014 Goldeneye 1 female Will Pits Scrape, Goosander 5 (2 males) Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 1 immature male, Willow Tit 3 1 Will Pits, 2 path to Crowle Moor council car park, Stonechat 2 a pair Fison's road.

Bryan P Wainwright 24/01/2014 Grey Partridge 1 heard colliery compound am, Moorhen 3 , Herring Gull 3 , Great Black-backed Gull 6 , Magpie 2 , Carrion Crow 8 , Blue Tit 4 , Great Tit 8 , Blackbird 27 , Fieldfare 1 , Redwing 2 , Mistle Thrush 1 , Robin 8 , Dunnock 4 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 , Chaffinch 344 , Greenfinch 9 , Goldfinch 11 , Linnet 2 , Lesser Redpoll 2 , Bullfinch 6 , Yellowhammer 4 .

Bryan P Wainwright, Gary Featherstone 23/01/2014 Teal 180 , Mallard 60 , Goldeneye 1 female Will Pits Scrape, Goosander 16 (6 males) Will Pits Scrape, Pheasant 4 , Marsh Harrier 4 adult male and female and at least 2 immatures, Hen Harrier 1 adult male to roost Green Belt floods 16.30, Sparrowhawk 1 W side, Kestrel 1 , Snipe 15 over in flock going W nearly dark, Herring Gull 8 , Woodpigeon 200 , Carrion Crow 20 , Fieldfare 1 , BLACK REDSTART 1 male at Swinefleet mill (dis.) mid pm, please respect private areas (I asked permission of lorry driver there to walk in). Stonechat 1 male floods, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2 . Also 1 Roe Deer.

Steve Hiner (Naturl England) 22/01/2014 Teal 23 Will Pits Scrape, Mallard 4 , Kestrel 1 , Blue Tit 4 Will Pits, Great Tit 4 Will Pits, Wren 1 , Robin 2 , Dunnock 1 , Meadow Pipit 5 W side, Chaffinch 5 , Goldfinch 17 Will Pits, Linnet 25 New Moor. Roe Deer 6 ; 1 male, 5 females Will Pits, Red Deer 3 ; females Will Pits.

Steve Hiner (Naturl England) 22/01/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 21 Swinefleet gate, Black-headed Gull 15 New Moor floods, Goldfinch 27 New Moor floods,

Paul Adams 22/01/2014 BLACK REDSTART 1 male at Swinefleet mill (dis.) this pm, please respect private areas.

Ben Steel 22/01/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 3 Goole Moor, Gadwall 4 Goldeneye 1 female Will Pits Scrape and similar later on 1000 Acre floods, Goosander 19 6 males Will Pits scrape, Marsh Harrier 2 cream-crowns, Hen Harrier 1 ringtail to roost 16.40,Merlin 1 male Middle Moor, Willow Tit 1 , BLACK REDSTART 1 male at Swinefleet mill (dis.) please respect private areas. Stonechat 2 a pair Fison's road, Lesser Redpoll 12 NE corner, Bullfinch 8 .

Mike Pilsworth 19/01/2014 BLACK REDSTART 1 male at Swinefleet mill (dis.) some areas are private.

Rob Watson 19/01/2014 Goosander 23 9 males Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 2 female and cream-crown, Hen Harrier 1 male Shoulder o' Mutton low W then turned and off NE (early pm), Willow Tit 1 W edge Will Pits Stonechat 1 male floods.

Bryan P Wainwright, Richard J Sprakes 19/01/2014 Pink-footed Goose 120 over NW fields, Greylag Goose (domestic) 174 , Greater Canada Goose 1 , Gadwall 11 Will Pits Scrape, Teal 20 , Mallard 156 , Tufted Duck 2 a pair Will Pits Scrape, Goldeneye 1 female Will Pits Scrape, Goosander 15 9 males on and over flooded workings, Marsh Harrier 3 immature male, adult female and immature (1st winter), Hen Harrier 1 1st winter male Goole Moor all morning, Buzzard 2 , Water Rail 1 , Moorhen 2 , Lapwing 94 SW over floods, Common Gull 2 , Herring Gull 121 over, Great Black-backed Gull 41 over, Woodpigeon 600 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Great Grey Shrike 1 Middle Moor, Carrion Crow 8 , Blue Tit 1 , Great Tit 1 , Wren 6 , Redwing 2 , Robin 3 , Stonechat 2 male and female Fison's limestone road, Tree Sparrow 2 Creyke's crossing, Meadow Pipit 1 , Chaffinch 1 , Greenfinch 2 , Linnet 300 fields approach to Creyke's gate, Lesser Redpoll 3 , Reed Bunting 15 . Also Roe Deer 3 ; W side

Steve Hiner (Naturl England) 16/01/2014 Wigeon 231 Will Pits Scrape, Teal 309 Will Pits Scrape, Mallard 28 Will Pits Scrape, Kestrel 1 male, Blue Tit 5 , Long-tailed Tit 12 , Chaffinch 7 , Goldfinch 53 Swinefleet gate. Also 3 Red Deer females Bank Top at Will Pits.

Ben Steel 14/01/2014 Wigeon 2 males, Gadwall 13 , Pintail 2 a pair, Goldeneye 1 female, Goosander 7 , Marsh Harrier 3 1 male and 2 cream-crowns, Hen Harrier 1 female to roost, Water Rail 1 , Little Owl 1 Swinefleet mill (dis.) some areas are private. Carrion Crow 300 to roost, Willow Tit 2 near Will Pits, BLACK REDSTART 1 male at Swinefleet mill (dis.) some areas are private (5th record for Thorne Moors). Stonechat 3 along Fison's road, Bullfinch 5 .

Bryan P Wainwright 13/01/2014 Teal 47 , Mallard 2 , Marsh Harrier 1 adult male Goole Moor, Hen Harrier 1 ringtail flushed from reeds at Paraffin, Water Rail 1 calling Green Belt floods, Black-headed Gull 2 , Great Black-backed Gull 13 , Herring Gull 37 , Woodpigeon 80 , Little Owl 2 calling at recreation ground at dark, Magpie 5 , Carrion Crow 58 , Great Tit 2 , Wren 13 , Starling 220 , Blackbird 26 , Fieldfare 51 , Redwing 20 , Mistle Thrush 2 , Robin 2 , Chaffinch 5 , Greenfinch 1 , Goldfinch 1 , Linnet 44 , Bullfinch 1 , Reed Bunting 5 .

Bryan P Wainwright 12/01/2014 Pheasant 29 Chadwick's Field, Snipe 1 Chadwick's Field, Black-headed Gull 2 , Common Gull 10 , Herring Gull 24 to roost, Great Black-backed Gull 18 to roost, Stock Dove 1 , Woodpigeon 122 , Magpie 3 , Carrion Crow 2 , Blue Tit 2 , Great Tit 2 , Wren 5 , Starling 3 , Blackbird 8 , Fieldfare 88 , Song Thrush 1 , Mistle Thrush 1 , Robin 1 , House Sparrow 3 , Chaffinch 406 , Greenfinch 4 , Goldfinch 42 , Bullfinch 1 .

Richard J Sprakes 11/01/2014 Pink-footed Goose 200 S.

Bryan P Wainwright 10/01/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 1 , Greater Canada Goose 17 , Grey Partridge 3 heard colliery compound, Pheasant 4 , Marsh Harrier 1 cream-crown distant, Sparrowhawk 1 , Merlin 1 quite distant low and fast over floods in failing light, Herring Gull 62 mostly to Humber, Great Black-backed Gull 16 most to roost on moors, Magpie 2 , Jay 1 , Carrion Crow 50 , Great Tit 2 , Wren 3 , Blackbird 2 , Fieldfare 40 , Song Thrush 1 , Redwing 2 , Mistle Thrush 1 , Robin 3 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 , Chaffinch 40 , Goldfinch 2 , Linnet 80 , Bullfinch 1 .

Steve Hiner, Louise Eaton (Natural England) 09/01/2014 Greylag Goose (domestic) 7 Mallard 223 , Tufted Duck 2 , Goosander 5 1 male Will Pits Scrape, Sparrowhawk 1 Creyke's. Kestrel 1 , Linnet 5 .

John Durrant 08/01/2014 Teal 7 , Sparrowhawk 1 female, Buzzard 1 , Water Rail 6 , Moorhen 7 , Woodcock 6 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Blue Tit 5 , Long-tailed Tit 7 , Lesser Redpoll 2 , Bullfinch 3 . Also Grey Squirrel 1 ; Will Pits, Red Deer 5 ; Will Pits, Roe Deer 16 ; Will Pits.

Bryan P Wainwright 08/01/2014 Gadwall 2 , Teal 8 , Mallard 181 , Goldeneye 1 female type Will Pits Scrape, Goosander 19 6 males 11 females Will Pits Scrape and pair over floods, Marsh Harrier 1 immature, Hen Harrier 1 adult male (possibly 2 males) to roost Green Belt floods, Sparrowhawk 1 , Moorhen 2 , Snipe 2 , Black-headed Gull 7 , Herring Gull 17 to roost on floods some departed NNE, Great Black-backed Gull 106 to roost on floods some departed NNE, Woodpigeon 140 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 ,Great Grey Shrike 1 floods N of Middle Moor Tram mid-pm, Magpie 1 , Jay 1 , Carrion Crow 80 , Goldcrest 1 Paraffin, Blue Tit 9 , Great Tit 5 , Willow Tit 2 Paraffin and Will Pits, Long-tailed Tit 8 , Wren 8 , Blackbird 13 , Fieldfare 5 , Redwing 1 , Mistle Thrush 2 , Robin 4 , Stonechat 2 male and female floods, House Sparrow 3 near house recreation ground, Chaffinch 6 , Goldfinch 8 , Lesser Redpoll 8 , Common Redpoll (Mealy) 2 feeding on road at Green Belt, Bullfinch 5 , Yellowhammer 1 . Also 2 Roe Deer Mill drain.

John Durrant 07/01/2014 Pink-footed Goose 1000 150 to roost on moorse later Mallard 250 , Goosander 13 Will Pits Scrape, Sparrowhawk 3 , Kestrel 1 male, Water Rail 2 Bank Top calling, Moorhen 7 drains around Will Pits, Woodcock 6 , Carrion Crow 1000 Goole Fields, Blue Tit 12 12, Treecreeper 2 , Stonechat 1 female Middle Moor, Bullfinch 5 Will Pits. Also 30 Red Deer (females and young) feeding on fallen tree Will Pits, 3 Roe Deer and 1 Grey Squirrel.

Steve Hiner, Louise Eaton (Natural England) 06/01/2014 Gadwall 21 , Mallard 53 , Goosander 5 males Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 1 male floods, Blackbird 15 W side, Goldfinch 23 Will Pits, Linnet 2 .

Bryan P Wainwright 06/01/2014 Pheasant 1 , Marsh Harrier 1 female, Sparrowhawk 1 female chasing Bullfinch, Kestrel 1 , Black-headed Gull 5 , Woodpigeon 8 , Blue Tit 4 , Great Tit 7 , Willow Tit 1 colliery area, Skylark 1 , Wren 3 , Starling 10 , Blackbird 14 , Fieldfare 64 , Redwing 15 , Mistle Thrush 2 , Robin 2 , Dunnock 2 , Meadow Pipit 1 , Greenfinch 2 , Goldfinch 12 , Bullfinch 6 , Reed Bunting 1 .

Bryan P Wainwright 04/01/2014 Pheasant 11 , Black-headed Gull 7 , Carrion Crow 4 , Blue Tit 2 , Great Tit 1 , Blackbird 21 , Fieldfare 28 , Redwing 2 , Mistle Thrush 1 , Robin 2 , Dunnock 1 , Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1 , Chaffinch 29 , Greenfinch 1 , Goldfinch 26 , Bullfinch 2 , Reed Bunting 2 .

Steve Hiner (Natural England) 02/01/2014 Mallard 17 Will Pits Scrape, Great Black-backed Gull 19 flooded workings, Herring Gull 2 flooded workings, Barn Owl 1 hunting over fields E of moors at dusk. Red Deer 3 females Will Pits, Roe Deer 2 Will Pits.

Steve Hiner (Naturl England) 02/01/2014 Teal 23 Will Pits Scrape, Mallard 200+ Will Pits Scrape, Goldeneye 1 female type Will Pits Scrape, Goosander 5 Will Pits Scrape, Grey Heron 1 Creyke's. Roe Deer 4, 3 females Collis's Tram, 1 male Mervyn's Tram.

Bryan P Wainwright 02/01/2014 Greylag Goose 38 , Gadwall 5 , Teal 132 , Mallard 320 , Shoveler 1 , Goldeneye 1 female type Will Pits Scrape, Goosander 15 6 males Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 2 female and immature, Sparrowhawk 1 female, Kestrel 1 , Moorhen 1 , Black-headed Gull 4 , Great Black-backed Gull 2 , Herring Gull 1 , Woodpigeon 4 , Collared Dove 2 , Great Spotted Woodpecker 1 , Great Grey Shrike 1 Middle Moor, Magpie 2 , Carrion Crow 20 , Blue Tit 3 , Great Tit 17 , Willow Tit 2 Paraffin area, Long-tailed Tit 6 , Treecreeper 1 , Wren 6 , Starling 1 , Blackbird 20 , Fieldfare 4 , Song Thrush 1 , Redwing 4 , Robin 8 , Dunnock 2 , Chaffinch 5 , Greenfinch 2 , Goldfinch 6 , Bullfinch 4 , Reed Bunting 8 .

Dirk Rigby 01/01/2014 Sparrowhawk 1 male garden Creyke's sidings. 


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