THORNE MOORS BIRDING BLOG 2017

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LATEST SIGHTINGS:

Gary Featherstone, Bill Priestley 17/10/2017 Mute Swan 1, Pink-footed Goose 35, Wigeon 4, Gadwall 6, Teal 420, Shoveler 8, Marsh Harrier 4, Peregrine 1, Golden Plover 30, Lapwing 150, Barn Owl 1, Kingfisher 1, Coal Tit 1, Willow Tit 1, Starling 1000, Stonechat 3, Goldfinch 50, Siskin 1, Lesser Redpoll 2, Bullfinch 2.

Bryan Wainwright colliery area 16/10/2017 Pink-footed Goose 850, Teal 200, Shoveler 8, Grey Partridge 9, Pheasant 20, Marsh Harrier 2, Sparrowhawk 1, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 3, Moorhen 1, Common Gull 1, Lesser Black-backed Gull 15, Great Black-backed Gull 2, Black-headed Gull 300, Woodpigeon 16, Collared Dove 1, Magpie 6, Jackdaw 2, Carrion Crow 12, Goldcrest 2, Blue Tit 2, Great Tit 5, Willow Tit 2 Inkle Moor, Skylark 3, Wren 3, Starling 421, Blackbird 14, Song Thrush 1, Redwing 4, Mistle Thrush 2, Robin 8, Stonechat 1, Dunnock 3, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 4, Meadow Pipit 4, Chaffinch 4, Goldfinch 34, Bullfinch 3, Yellowhammer 1, Reed Bunting 5.

Bev Baxter & other ringing Creyke’s gate 15/10/2017 Goldcrest 12 (RT 2), Great Tit 1, Blue Tit 3, Coal Tit 1, Treecreeper 1, Robin 2 (RT 1).

Adrian Scutt 15/10/2017 Pink-footed Goose 270 to moors pm, Teal 210, Little Egret 1, Marsh Harrier 2, Crane 2, Dunlin 1, Woodcock 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 3, Jay 4, Goldcrest 1, Goldcrest 2, Willow Tit 1, Chiffchaff 2, Starling 120 S, Fieldfare 1, Redwing 3, Mistle Thrush 3, Stonechat 7 (3 males), Goldfinch 14, Siskin 10, Bullfinch 7.

Bryan Wainwright colliery area 15/10/2017 Marsh Harrier 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Moorhen 1, Lesser Black-backed Gull 3, Woodpigeon 90, Green Woodpecker 1, Magpie 9, Jay 2, Carrion Crow 3, Goldcrest 4, Blue Tit 10, Great Tit 5, Willow Tit 2 Inkle Moor and colliery, Skylark 7, Long-tailed Tit 7, Chiffchaff 2, Blackcap 1 female colliery area, Wren 6, Starling 72, Blackbird 29, Song Thrush 8, Redwing 10, Mistle Thrush 4, Robin 17, Dunnock 6, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 3, Meadow Pipit 17, Chaffinch 37, Greenfinch 9, Goldfinch 68, Linnet 20, Lesser Redpoll 4, Bullfinch 10, Yellowhammer 2, Reed Bunting 3. Roe Deer 1.

Martin Warne 14/10/2017 Pink-footed Goose 1100, Teal 180, Cormorant 1, Marsh Harrier 3, Sparrowhawk 1, Buzzard 3, Kestrel 2, Water Rail 2, Crane 2, Lapwing 200, Dunlin 1, Snipe 2, Skylark 5, Mistle Thrush 3, Stonechat 1, Pied Wagtail 1, Meadow Pipit 8, Goldfinch 10, Lesser Redpoll 2.

Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley 14/10/2017 Pink-footed Goose 70, Wigeon 5, Teal 350, Cormorant 1 S, Marsh Harrier 4, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 2, Water Rail 1, Crane 2, Lapwing 220, Snipe 2, Mediterranean Gull 1 adult Swinefleet & Reedness fields with BH Gulls, Common Gull 30, Lesser Black-backed Gull 4, Black-headed Gull 260, Barn Owl 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Goldcrest 6, Willow Tit 1, Skylark 16, Cetti's Warbler 3, Long-tailed Tit 10, Chiffchaff 5, Starling 500, Redwing 2 Will Pits, Tree Sparrow 4, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1, Meadow Pipit 12, Siskin 2, Linnet 18, Lesser Redpoll 6, Bullfinch 4, Yellowhammer 1. Red Deer 3.

Bill Priestley (colliery area) 12/10/2017 Green Woodpecker 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Goldcrest 4, Coal Tit 1, Willow Tit 1, Chiffchaff 4, Fieldfare 5, Redwing 3, Stonechat 3.

Bev Baxter & other ringing Creyke’s gate 12/10/2017 Goldcrest 3, Great Tit 1, Long-tailed Tit 1, Chiffchaff 5, Wren 3, Robin 1, Chaffinch 1.

Bryan Wainwright 13/10/2017 Pink-footed Goose 60, Marsh Harrier 2, Common Gull 3, Black-headed Gull 100, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Goldcrest 6, Willow Tit 1, Cetti's Warbler 1, Long-tailed Tit 20.

Bryan Wainwright 12/10/2017 Treecreeper 1, Lesser Redpoll 4.

Martin Warne, Helen Kirk 12/10/2017 Pink-footed Goose 335, Teal 138, Marsh Harrier 2, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 2 (photo), Water Rail 1, Lapwing 32, Long-tailed Tit 9, Skylark 4, Stonechat 5, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1, Lesser Redpoll 1, Painted Lady 1, Common Frog 1.

David Slack 11/10/2017 Pink-footed Goose 810 W am, Greylag Goose (domestic) 32, Shelduck 1, Teal 120, Marsh Harrier 4 (1 male), Kestrel 1, Lapwing 35, Lesser Black-backed Gull 12, Great Black-backed Gull 2, Long-tailed Tit 2, Reed Bunting 1.

Gary Featherstone, Bill Priestley 10/10/2017 Pink-footed Goose 230, Gadwall 4, Teal 140, Mallard 102, Shoveler 10, Buzzard 1, Snipe 1, Barn Owl 1, Green Woodpecker 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2, Jay 1, Goldcrest 2, Willow Tit 1, Bearded Tit 8 over Fisons' road, Cetti's Warbler 1, Chiffchaff 2, Stonechat 3, Wheatear 1, Bullfinch 4. Red Deer 15 including 2 stags.

Martin Warne 11/10/2017 Pink-footed Goose c1000 Priory Fields, Wigeon 4, Teal 170, Shoveler 23, Marsh Harrier 4, Hen Harrier 1 female, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 1, Lapwing 75, Snipe 1, Goldcrest 8, Long-tailed Tit 12, Starling 230, Bullfinch 2.

Bryan Wainwright 10/10/2017 Pink-footed Goose 90, Snipe 5.

Rob Watson 09/10/2017 Pink-footed Goose 200 W am, Greylag Goose (domestic) 15, Canada Goose 35 S, Teal 40, Marsh Harrier 2, Sparrowhawk 1 Crowle, Buzzard 1 Crowle, Kestrel 2 Crowle, Peregrine 1 south across moors towards Will Pits Scrape, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Jay 1, Willow Tit 2 Will Pits Scrape and Middle Moor, Cetti's Warbler 1 Will Pits in song, Starling 180 Crowle, Stonechat 2 pair feeding on Fisons’ road, Tree Sparrow 35 most chattering in Blackthorn bush - Crowle, Lesser Redpoll 30, Bullfinch 2, Reed Bunting 10 (6 feeding on Fisons’ road). Red Deer, plenty of roars from southern moors and one stag looking ‘up for it’ seen from a distance fortunately! Red Admiral 2.

Bev Baxter 08/10/2017 Chiffchaff 1, Blackcap 1, Wren 1, Robin 1, House Sparrow 1, Tree Sparrow 1, Meadow Pipit 3, Chaffinch 1, Greenfinch 7, Goldfinch 11 (3 RT), Lesser Redpoll 1, Reed Bunting 2.

Bryan Wainwright 08/10/2017 Pink-footed Goose 900, Mallard 90, Marsh Harrier 1, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 1, Snipe 8, Jay 1, Bearded Tit 1 Blackwater Dike ‘bus stop’, Skylark 12, Long-tailed Tit 10, Stonechat 5, Bullfinch 2.

Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley 07/10/2017 Pink-footed Goose 600, Teal 250, Marsh Harrier 2, Sparrowhawk 3, Kestrel 2, Peregrine 1 adult male, Moorhen 3, Lapwing 50, Snipe 1, Common Gull 6, Lesser Black-backed Gull 60, Yellow-legged Gull 1, Herring Gull 4, Great Black-backed Gull 2, Goldcrest 10, Blue Tit 8, Great Tit 8, Bearded Tit 1 along E-W road, Skylark 2, Cetti's Warbler 1, Long-tailed Tit 17, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 3, Goldfinch 10, Siskin 1, Linnet 15, Lesser Redpoll 2, Bullfinch 9, Yellowhammer 2. Red Deer 3 roaring stags, Roe Deer 2.

Tom Lowe 06/10/2017 Pink-footed Goose 220, Canada Goose 52, Marsh Harrier 3, Sparrowhawk 2, Buzzard 3, Kestrel 5, Merlin 1, Peregrine 1 juvenile, Golden Plover 240, Lesser Black-backed Gull 230, Yellow-legged Gull 15, Caspian Gull 2 adults (photo of pale-eyed bird).

Bev Baxter 06/10/2017 Blue Tit 1, Blackbird 3 (1 RT), Wheatear 1 seen, Meadow Pipit 5, Goldfinch 3 (1 RT), Reed Bunting 2.

Tom Lowe 05/10/2017 Mute Swan 1, Pink-footed Goose 320, Greylag Goose (domestic) 18, Gadwall 12, Teal 120, Tufted Duck 2, Marsh Harrier 5, Buzzard 5, Kestrel 7, Golden Plover 113, Lapwing 240, Snipe 2, Mediterranean Gull 2 adults, Lesser Black-backed Gull 530, Yellow-legged Gull 22, Caspian Gull 3 (2 ads and a 3rd calendar year), Willow Tit 1, Tree Pipit 1 LATEST EVER Thorne Moors. Fox 1. 

Bryan Wainwright, Steve Hiner WeBS 06/10/2017 Whooper Swan 10 adults on Goole Moor West Pool 07.00, Pink-footed Goose 806, Greylag Goose (domestic) 91, Canada Goose 94, Wigeon 19, Gadwall 14, Teal 377, Mallard 85, Shoveler 31, Pheasant 16, Grey Heron 2, Marsh Harrier 4, Hen Harrier 1 ringtail W side am, Buzzard 6, Kestrel 2, Water Rail 3, Golden Plover 134, Lapwing 250, Snipe 1, Common Gull 11, Lesser Black-backed Gull 777, Herring Gull 1, Great Black-backed Gull 13, Black-headed Gull 998 Swinefleet & Reedness fields, being ploughed, Woodpigeon 30, Barn Owl 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Magpie 3, Jackdaw 3, Carrion Crow 20, Goldcrest 6, Blue Tit 8, Great Tit 5, Willow Tit 3 E side, Skylark 7, House Martin 3, Long-tailed Tit 15, Chiffchaff 5, Wren 7, Starling 1980, Blackbird 3, Robin 8, Stonechat 3, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 6, Meadow Pipit 20, Chaffinch 6, Goldfinch 22, Linnet 2, Bullfinch 4, Yellowhammer 6, Reed Bunting 11. Red Deer 5 including 3 roaring stags, Roe Deer 2, Fox 1. Red Admiral 2, Comma 1.

Gary Featherstone, Bill Priestley 05/10/2017 Wigeon 1, Teal 140, Shoveler 2, Cormorant 1, Marsh Harrier 4 (1 male), Sparrowhawk 3, Buzzard 2, Barn Owl 1, Green Woodpecker 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2, Jay 3, Goldcrest 2, Chiffchaff 12, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1, Bullfinch 2. Red Deer heard.

Bryan Wainwright 05/10/2017 Mute Swan 4 immatures Thousand Acre floods, Pink-footed Goose 6, Teal 60, Shoveler 24, Marsh Harrier 2, Kestrel 2, Cetti's Warbler 1, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2, Meadow Pipit 30. Red Deer 10.

Gary Featherstone, Bill Priestley, Harry Cocking 03/10/2017 Pink-footed Goose 45, Wigeon 5, Gadwall 6, Teal 350, Shoveler 6, Little Grebe 2, Marsh Harrier 3, Hen Harrier 1 ring tail, Lapwing 200, Ruff 1, Barn Owl 1, Jay 2, Willow Tit 2, Skylark 28, Long-tailed Tit 6, Chiffchaff 11, Treecreeper 1, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 8, Goldfinch 50, Linnet 200, Bullfinch 5, Yellowhammer 2, Reed Bunting 25.

Bryan Wainwright, Alan Hobson 01/10/2017 Pink-footed Goose 31, Gadwall 4, Teal 150, Mallard 30, Shoveler 3, Pheasant 6, Marsh Harrier 8, Sparrowhawk 3, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 2, Water Rail 1, Crane 4, Golden Plover 20, Lapwing 30, Common Gull 2, Lesser Black-backed Gull 120, Yellow-legged Gull 8, Caspian Gull 1 third summer NW fields with other gulls, Herring Gull 1, Great Black-backed Gull 1, Black-headed Gull 140, Stock Dove 13, Woodpigeon 26, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Magpie 1, Jay 5, Carrion Crow 18, Goldcrest 3, Willow Tit 1 heard Will Pits, Skylark 9, Swallow 5, Long-tailed Tit 14, Chiffchaff 10, Wren 3, Robin 2, Stonechat 1, Dunnock 1, Tree Sparrow 3, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 5, Meadow Pipit 12, Chaffinch 4, Goldfinch 12, Linnet 24, Lesser Redpoll 1, Bullfinch 5, Yellowhammer 3, Reed Bunting 10.