THORNE MOORS BIRDING BLOG 2017

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LATEST SIGHTINGS:

Steve Hiner 18/09/2017 Greenshank 1 Paraffin, Long-eared Owl 1 Paraffin.

Martin Warne 17/09/2017 Greylag Goose (domestic) 150, Teal 300, Marsh Harrier 1, Buzzard 2, Kestrel 1, Ringed Plover 1, Golden Plover c100, Lapwing 220, Dunlin 1, Skylark 1, Swallow 19, Cetti`s Warbler 1, Starling 36, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2, Meadow Pipit 15, Linnet 38, Bullfinch 2. Small Copper 2.

Bryan Wainwright 17/09/2017 Pink-footed Goose 20 E in several skeins, Greylag Goose (domestic) 200, Teal 250, Mallard 40, Shoveler 3, Tufted Duck 1, Pheasant 7, Marsh Harrier 5, Buzzard 2, Kestrel 4, Water Rail 2, Crane 5, Ringed Plover 2, Golden Plover 80 Swinefleet & Reedness fields, Lapwing 220, Dunlin 1, Snipe 21, Green Sandpiper 1, Lesser Black-backed Gull 8, Black-headed Gull 3, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Magpie 2, Jay 7, Carrion Crow 50, Blue Tit 7, Great Tit 5, Coal Tit 1, Willow Tit 3 (1 Will Pits, 2 Bank Top Goole Moor), Swallow 40, House Martin 20, Cetti's Warbler 3 at E end Goole Moor Tram and 2 Will Pits wide apart, Long-tailed Tit 8, Chiffchaff 17, Blackcap 2 juveniles Will Pits, Whitethroat 1 male Will Pits, Treecreeper 1, Wren 5, Starling 36, Robin 5, Stonechat 5, Dunnock 4, House Sparrow 35, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 4, Meadow Pipit 97, Chaffinch 10, Goldfinch 8, Linnet 31 Goole Moor, Yellowhammer 1, Reed Bunting 50. Red Deer 15, Roe Dee 3, Grey Squirrel 1 eating huge apple Will Pits.

Bev Baxter ringing Top House Farm (Re-traps) 17/09/2017 Chiffchaff 1, Robin 1, Tree Sparrow 1, Meadow Pipit 24, Goldfinch 7, Reed Bunting 1. 

Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley 16/09/2017 Pink-footed Goose 181 E in several skeins, Teal 80, Little Grebe 1, Marsh Harrier 4, Sparrowhawk 2, Buzzard 2, Kestrel 2, Crane 7, Lapwing 250, Snipe 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Jay 2, Great Tit 3, Swallow 140, House Martin 70, Cetti's Warbler 1, Chiffchaff 5, Starling 40, Blackbird 2, Robin 2, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2, Meadow Pipit 5, Lesser Redpoll 1, Yellowhammer 4. Red Deer 1.

Gary Featherstone, Bill Priestley 15/09/2017 Pink-footed Goose 45, Teal 200, Pintail 2, Little Grebe 1, Marsh Harrier 4 (1 male), Sparrowhawk 1, Hobby 2, Water Rail 1, Crane 3, Snipe 9, Barn Owl 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Jay 3, Willow Tit 2, Sand Martin 10, Swallow 100, House Martin 30, Long-tailed Tit 10, Chiffchaff 12, Willow Warbler 2, Blackcap 1, Stonechat 3, Yellow Wagtail 2, Siskin 1, Linnet 100, Bullfinch 2, Reed Bunting 25.

Martin Warne, Helen Kirk 15/09/2017 Pink-footed Goose 30, Marsh Harrier 1, Buzzard 4, Hobby 1, Water Rail 1, Snipe 3, Green Sandpiper 1, Jay 1, Coal Tit 1, Stonechat 2, Meadow Pipit 3.

Bryan Wainwright 15/09/2017 Pink-footed Goose 107 E in several skeins, Canada Goose 20, Shelduck 1, Gadwall 1, Teal 250, Mallard 30, Shoveler 1, Pheasant 20, Red Kite 1 same adult W over Goole Moor/Fields again, Marsh Harrier 6, Buzzard 6, Kestrel 3, Hobby 1 immature, Water Rail 1, Moorhen 1, Crane 4, Golden Plover 5 Goole Fields, Dunlin 1, Snipe 7, Lesser Black-backed Gull 14, Magpie 2, Jay 5, Blue Tit 2, Great Tit 4, Sand Martin 2, Swallow 300, House Martin 80, Cetti's Warbler 2 at E end Goole Moor Tram and Will Pits, Long-tailed Tit 20, Chiffchaff 15, Wren 3, Stonechat 2, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1, Meadow Pipit 16, Chaffinch 4, Goldfinch 7, Linnet 100, Yellowhammer 1, Reed Bunting 20,. Roe Deer 5, Red Deer 16.

James Hinchliffe Top House Farm 15/09/2017 Meadow Pipit 30.

David Slack 14/09/2017 Greylag Goose (domestic) 80, Marsh Harrier 5 (1 male), Hen Harrier 1 juvenile Goole Moor, Sparrowhawk 1, Kestrel 1, Crane 5, Lapwing 45, Sand Martin 4, Swallow 25, House Martin 110, Stonechat 2, Meadow Pipit 1, Goldfinch 8, Reed Bunting 1, Reed Bunting 1. Red Deer 3.

Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley 14/09/2017 Gadwall 2, Teal 80, Mallard 80, Shoveler 13, Red Kite 1 floods heading slowly W, Marsh Harrier 6, Sparrowhawk 1, Buzzard 6, Kestrel 2, Peregrine 1 adult W side, Water Rail 1, Crane 4, Ringed Plover 1, Lapwing 220, Snipe 8, Lesser Black-backed Gull 4, Cuckoo 1 juvenile flushed Green Belt, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Magpie 10, Jay 7, Jackdaw 2 S, Goldcrest 3, Great Tit 6, Sand Martin 2, Swallow 60, House Martin 80, Chiffchaff 13, Wren 3, Blackbird 2, Robin 7, Dunnock 3, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 3, Meadow Pipit 8, Goldfinch 110, Bullfinch 4, Yellowhammer 1. Roe Deer 3, Grey Squirrel 1. Adder 1. Comma 1, Red Admiral 10 and whites.

Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley 13/09/2017 Greylag Goose (domestic) 40, Teal 140, Shoveler 13, Marsh Harrier 6, Hen Harrier 1 juvenile Goole Fields late morning, Sparrowhawk 1, Kestrel 3, Merlin 1 fields just outside recording area (W of railway), Hobby 2, Peregrine 1 adult W side, Crane 7, Ringed Plover 1, Lapwing 200, Ruff 3, Snipe 4, Lesser Black-backed Gull 63, Black-headed Gull 6, Barn Owl 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Jay 1, Sand Martin 4, Swallow 110, House Martin 80, Chiffchaff 6, Reed Warbler 1, Stonechat 1, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1, Meadow Pipit 2, Goldfinch 40, Yellowhammer 3. Grass Snake dead on road Green Belt (though not run over, body pierced).

Steve Hiner 12/09/2017 Teal 7, Marsh Harrier 1 male, New Moor, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 1, Hobby 1 over Snaith & Cowick, Robin 1, Dunnock 1, Linnet 59 Snaith & Cowick Floods.

Bev Baxter ringing Top House Farm (Re-traps) 12/09/2017 Chiffchaff 2, Reed Warbler 2, Tree Sparrow 1, Meadow Pipit 27, Reed Bunting 1.

Gary Featherstone, Bill Priestley, Harry Cocking 12/09/2017 Teal 400, Little Egret 1, Marsh Harrier 5, Water Rail 1, Crane 5, Ringed Plover 2, Lapwing 55, Ruff 3, Snipe 2, Lesser Black-backed Gull 10, Barn Owl 1, Swift 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Jay 1, Goldcrest 2, Willow Tit 2, Sand Martin 20, Swallow 20, House Martin 100, Chiffchaff 12, Blackcap 1, Stonechat 1, Wheatear 1, Yellow Wagtail 1, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 5, Meadow Pipit 12, Bullfinch 4.

Bryan Wainwright 12/09/2017 Kestrel 1, Lesser Black-backed Gull 3, Turtle Dove 1 wires behind allotments, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Jay 3, Blue Tit 3, Great Tit 3, Swallow 14, House Martin 2, Chiffchaff 6, Wren 2, Robin 8, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1, Meadow Pipit 12, Chaffinch 4, Goldfinch 42, Bullfinch 6, Yellowhammer 2.

Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley 11/09/2017 Greylag Goose (domestic) 70, Teal 350, Shoveler 4, Little Egret 1 Green Belt floods, Marsh Harrier 5, Sparrowhawk 1, Kestrel 2, Hobby 2, Peregrine 1 juvenile female terrorising Paraffin floods, Crane 7, Lapwing 300, Snipe 1, Lesser Black-backed Gull 13, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Goldcrest 2, Blue Tit 4, Willow Tit 4 (1 Will Pits, 1 Will Pits Scrape and 2 Bank Top Goole Moor), Skylark 1, Sand Martin 8, Swallow 20, House Martin 200, Cetti’s Warbler 1, Long-tailed Tit 8, Chiffchaff 17, Blackcap 2, Treecreeper 1, Blackbird 2, Dunnock 1, Meadow Pipit 11, Goldfinch 30, Bullfinch 2, Yellowhammer 10. Roe Deer 3.

Bryan Wainwright 10/09/2017 Greylag Goose (domestic) 60, Gadwall 2, Teal 450, Mallard 50, Pintail 8 W over floods, Shoveler 15, Little Grebe 2, Marsh Harrier 4, Sparrowhawk 1, Buzzard 4, Kestrel 2, Hobby 3, Water Rail 1, Moorhen 3, Crane 5, Golden Plover 1, Lapwing 300, Dunlin 2, Snipe 3, Lesser Black-backed Gull 300, Yellow-legged Gull 2, Black-headed Gull 28, Stock Dove 1, Woodpigeon 20, Swift 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Magpie 2, Jay 2, Jackdaw 4, Carrion Crow 40, Goldcrest 1, Blue Tit 10, Great Tit 7, Willow Tit 3 (1 Green Belt and 2 Bank Top Goole Moor), Sand Martin 6, Swallow 90, House Martin 130, Cetti’s Warbler 1, Long-tailed Tit 6, Chiffchaff 20, Blackcap 4, Whitethroat 1, Treecreeper 1, Wren 3, Starling 50, Robin 8, Stonechat 2, Wheatear 1, Dunnock 1, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2, Meadow Pipit 86, Chaffinch 10, Greenfinch 1, Goldfinch 4, Linnet 1, Bullfinch 4, Yellowhammer 3, Reed Bunting 10. Roe Deer 5. Adder 1.

Bev Baxter ringing Top House Farm (Re-traps) 10/09/2017 Blue Tit 1, Whitethroat 1, Blackbird 2 (1 RT), Dunnock 2, Tree Sparrow 4, Meadow Pipit 32, Chaffinch 5, Greenfinch 3, Goldfinch 11 (2 RT).

Martin Warne 10/09/2017 Teal 450, Shoveler 14, Marsh Harrier 3, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 1, Hobby 1, Golden Plover 1 heard calling overhead at Blue Bridge, Swift 1, Jay 3, Cetti`s Warbler 1, Blackcap 2, Whitethroat 1, Starling 30, Stonechat 1, Meadow Pipit 29, Linnet 6, Bullfinch 2.

Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley 09/09/2017 Greylag Goose (domestic) 70, Gadwall 8, Teal 200, Shoveler 2, Little Grebe 1, Marsh Harrier 4, Kestrel 2, Hobby 2, Crane 5, Lapwing 50, Snipe 5, Common Gull 1, Lesser Black-backed Gull 6, Black-headed Gull 20, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2, Jay 3, Carrion Crow 30, Goldcrest 3, Blue Tit 4, Great Tit 6, Willow Tit 2 Will Pits and Bank Top Goole Moor, Sand Martin 10, Swallow 30, House Martin 100, Long-tailed Tit 12, Chiffchaff 16, Blackcap 4, Whitethroat 1, Blackbird 4, Dunnock 1, Yellow Wagtail 1, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1, Meadow Pipit 18, Chaffinch 10, Greenfinch 2, Goldfinch 2, Bullfinch 4, Yellowhammer 3, Reed Bunting 20. Roe Deer 5. Adder 1 dead.

Bryan Wainwright, Mark Outhwaite, Steve Hiner and Martin Warne (in part) WeBs 08/09/2017 Greylag Goose (domestic) 89, Canada Goose 40, Gadwall 1, Teal 362, Mallard 42, Shoveler 5, Little Grebe 2, Marsh Harrier 2, Sparrowhawk 2, Buzzard 6, Kestrel 2, Hobby 4, Water Rail 1, Crane 4, Lapwing 292, Dunlin 1, Snipe 6, Lesser Black-backed Gull 38, Barn Owl 1, Jay 2, Blue Tit 4, Great Tit 8, Sand Martin 10, Swallow 28, House Martin 40, Long-tailed Tit 18, Chiffchaff 10, Yellow Wagtail 1, Meadow Pipit 43, Goldfinch 8, Cetti’s Warbler 1. Roe Deer 5, Red Deer 6. Adder 1.

Steve Hiner (additional) 08/09/2017 Magpie 4 Woodpecker Corner, Jay 4 Will Pits, Barn Swallow 32 New Moor, House Martin 3 New Moor, Stonechat 2 Southern Canals, Goldfinch 52 Swinefleet Gate, Reed Bunting 2 Southern Canals.

Martin Warne 08/09/2017 Marsh Harrier 2, Buzzard 2, Kestrel 2, Hobby 2, Water Rail 1, Stonechat 1, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1. Photo (taken 2nd September): Myopites inulaedyssentericae identified by Trevor Pendleton and 3rd record for Yorkshire. 

Tom Lowe 07/09/2017 Teal 320, Mallard 70, Shoveler 18, Sparrowhawk 1, Buzzard 4, Kestrel 5, Hobby 3, Crane 7 4 adults Priory Farm, others heard Middle Moor, Lapwing 270, Snipe 1, Greenshank 1, Lesser Black-backed Gull 101, Yellow-legged Gull 7, Swift 8, Jay 2, Swallow 220, House Martin 150, Stonechat 4.

Tom Lowe 06/09/2017 Grey Heron 1, Marsh Harrier 4, Buzzard 3, Kestrel 6, Hobby 1, Peregrine 1 juv Goole Fields, Crane 2, Lesser Black-backed Gull 170, Yellow-legged Gull 13 to roost, House Martin 120.

Gary Featherstone, Bill Priestley 05/09/2017 Gadwall 4, Teal 300, Shoveler 7, Grey Heron 1, Marsh Harrier 5 (1 male), Buzzard 2, Hobby 4, Crane 4 Priory Farm, Snipe 3, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Jay 2, Goldcrest 3, Willow Tit 2, Sand Martin 70, Swallow 40, House Martin 10, Long-tailed Tit 4, Chiffchaff 7, Willow Warbler 1, Blackcap 1, Whitethroat 6, Reed Warbler 1, Bullfinch 4.

Bryan Wainwright 03/09/2017 Canada Goose 6, Teal 150, Mallard 60, Shoveler 32, Grey Heron 1, Marsh Harrier 4, Sparrowhawk 1, Buzzard 2, Kestrel 3, Hobby 2 adult and juvenile, Peregrine 1 immature male Goole Moor, Water Rail 1, Moorhen 1, Crane 7, Ringed Plover 1, Lapwing 250, Dunlin 1, Snipe 16, Green Sandpiper 1, Lesser Black-backed Gull 20, Great Black-backed Gull 5, Swift 14, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2, Willow Tit 1 E end Blackwater Dike, Sand Martin 20, Swallow 30, House Martin 70, Chiffchaff 3, Blackbird 3, Dunnock 2, Yellow Wagtail 1, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2, Meadow Pipit 1, Chaffinch 12, Goldfinch 20, Linnet 3, Yellowhammer 2. Fox 1, Red Deer 1.

Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley 02/09/2017 Marsh Harrier 3, Sparrowhawk 1, Kestrel 2, Hobby 2, Water Rail 1, Crane 5, Lapwing 80, Snipe 10, Barn Owl 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Jay 1, Willow Tit 1 Will Pits, Chiffchaff 8, Blackcap 4, Whitethroat 3, Spotted Flycatcher 1 Will Pits, Stonechat 8, Bullfinch 4. Roe Deer 1 (photo BPW).

Bev Baxter ringing Top House Farm (Re-traps) 02/09/2017 Sparrowhawk 1, Chiffchaff 1, Willow Warbler 1, Whitethroat 1, Reed Warbler 1, Wren 1, Robin 5 (2 RT), Dunnock 2 (1 RT), Tree Sparrow 14 (2 RT), Greenfinch 13, Goldfinch 18 (4 RT), Reed Bunting 1. 

Martin Warne 02/09/2017 Marsh Harrier 2, Buzzard 2, Kestrel 1, Hobby 3, Water Rail 1, Snipe 5, Redshank 1, Stonechat 2, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1. Grass Snake 1.

LIFE team 01/09/2017 Grey Heron 6 together W side.

David Slack 01/09/2017 Greylag Goose (domestic) 120, Marsh Harrier 2, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 2, Hobby 2, Crane 3 2 adults and juvenile, Blackcap 2, Stonechat 4, Wheatear 1, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2, Reed Bunting 1.

Martin Warne 01/09/2017 Marsh Harrier 2, Buzzard 3, Kestrel 1, Hobby 1, Snipe 3, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Jay 2, Coal Tit 1, Willow Tit 3, Wheatear 1, Yellow Wagtail 7, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 3, Fox 1. Photos: Comma larva, Common Darter, Southern Hawker, Rhododendron Leafhopper.

Bryan Wainwright 01/09/2017 Canada Goose 6, Grey Partridge 2, Grey Heron 1, Marsh Harrier 2, Buzzard 1, Crane 7 6 adults and this year’s fledged young, Snipe 1, Green Sandpiper 1, Swift 4, Jay 2, Willow Tit 1, Sand Martin 80, Swallow 30, Chiffchaff 2, Blackcap 1 male, Wheatear 1, Yellow Wagtail 1, Yellowhammer 1. Fox 1, Roe Deer 1, Grey Squirrel 1.