THORNE MOORS BIRDING BLOG 2017

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LATEST SIGHTINGS:

Bryan Wainwright 18/08/2017 Greylag Goose (domestic) 40, Canada Goose 33, Grey Partridge 6 Priory Farm, Marsh Harrier 4, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 1, Hobby 1, Lapwing 183, Redshank 6 together Goole Moor, Lesser Black-backed Gull 10, Black-headed Gull 3, Swift 20, Blue Tit 10, Great Tit 6, Willow Tit 1 Will Pits Scrape, Sand Martin 200, Swallow 4, House Martin 3, Long-tailed Tit 12, Chiffchaff 5, Willow Warbler 5, Robin 1, Stonechat 3, Yellow Wagtail 2, Yellow Wagtail 2, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 5. Fox 1 male, American Mink 1 Will Pits.

Gary Featherstone, Bill Priestley, Harry Cocking 17/08/2017 Canada Goose 46, Teal 40, Mallard 60, Shoveler 8, Marsh Harrier 5 (2 males), Buzzard 2, Water Rail 1, Lapwing 120, Snipe 5, Wood Sandpiper 1, Swift 20, Green Woodpecker 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Blue Tit 9, Great Tit 2, Sand Martin 400, Swallow 20, House Martin 10, Long-tailed Tit 4, Chiffchaff 2, Willow Warbler 10, Blackcap 3, Whitethroat 1, Reed Warbler 8, Starling 200, Stonechat 1, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 6, Chaffinch 10, Bullfinch 2. Red Deer 2.

Adrian Scutt 17/08/2017 Gadwall 4, Teal 45, Mallard 75, Shoveler 2, Little Grebe 2 (adult and juvenile), Crane 3, Snipe 13, Greenshank 1, Green Woodpecker 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Lesser Whitethroat 1, Sand Martin 15, Swallow 14, Stonechat 1 juvenile, Treecreeper 1.

Bryan Wainwright (Dave Blackham in part) 17/08/2017 Marsh Harrier 2, Sparrowhawk 1, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 2, Hobby 2 (DB), Water Rail 2, Lapwing 91, Snipe 10 together N, Wood Sandpiper 1 Paraffin floods, Lesser Black-backed Gull 250 N, Herring Gull 3 'types’, Black-headed Gull 54, Collared Dove 2, Swallow 1, Stonechat 3. Adder 1.

Peter Hinks, Peter Kendall, Brian Smith, Barry Thompson 16/08/2017 Greylag Goose (domestic) 55, Gadwall 4, Mallard 40, Marsh Harrier 2, Kestrel 2, Hobby 2, Lapwing 70, Greenshank 4, Yellow Wagtail 1, Reed Bunting 6.

Rob Adams, Tom 15/08/2017 Redstart 1 Will Pits (SW).

Bryan Wainwright (Rob Adams in part with Tom) 15/08/2017 Greylag Goose (domestic) 20, Canada Goose 1, Marsh Harrier 4, Sparrowhawk 1, Buzzard 1, Lapwing 80, Curlew 1 NW, Green Sandpiper 2 waders at or over Paraffin floods, Greenshank 1, Wood Sandpiper 1, Lesser Black-backed Gull 20, Swift 11, Willow Tit 1 Paraffin, Sand Martin 60, Treecreeper 1 Paraffin, Whinchat 1 female Creyke’s Sidings, Tree Sparrow 1 Paraffin floods, Yellow Wagtail 1, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2, Bullfinch 3. Red Deer 7, Roe Deer 1. Adder 1.

Bev Baxter ringing Top House Farm (Re-traps) 15/08/2017 Willow Warbler 1, Whitethroat 1, Wren 3 (1), Robin 6 (2), Tree Sparrow 1, Yellow Wagtail 1, Greenfinch 1, Goldfinch 2 (1). 

Lucy Ryan 14/08/2017 Woodcock 1 ringed.

Martin Warne 14/08/2017 Marsh Harrier 3, Buzzard 1, Water Rail 1, Stonechat 5, Yellow Wagtail 2, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 5.

Black Darter

Emerald Damselfly

Apodia bifoctella

Gary Featherstone, Bill Priestley 14/08/2017 Teal 1, Marsh Harrier 4 (2 male), Sparrowhawk 2, Merlin 1, Hobby 2, Lapwing 100, Snipe 6, Green Sandpiper 1, Greenshank 1, Greenshank 1, Lesser Black-backed Gull 24, Caspian Gull 1 adult Paraffin floods, Herring Gull 2, Barn Owl 1, Swift 40, Green Woodpecker 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Jay 1, Rook 60, Carrion Crow 10, Sand Martin 800, Swallow 10, House Martin 20, Chiffchaff 10, Willow Warbler 6, Whitethroat 2, Reed Warbler 4, Starling 200, Stonechat 1, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 4, Bullfinch 3, Yellowhammer 1. Red Deer 1. Adder 1.

Martin Warne 13/08/2017 Marsh Harrier 4, Sparrowhawk 2, Buzzard 3, Kestrel 2, Hobby 3, Water Rail 2, Snipe 3, Green Sandpiper 1, Wood Sandpiper 1 courtesy RS, Green Woodpecker 1, Jay 1, Spotted Flycatcher 2 Will Pits, Yellow Wagtail 2, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 5. Ruddy Darter 3.

Bryan Wainwright, Richard Sprakes 13/08/2017 Gadwall 10, Teal 14, Mallard 12, Marsh Harrier 4, Sparrowhawk 2, Buzzard 4, Kestrel 3, Hobby 2, Water Rail 3, Moorhen 2, Lapwing 120, Snipe 5, Green Sandpiper 1 Paraffin floods, Wood Sandpiper 1 Paraffin floods, Lesser Black-backed Gull 40, Herring Gull 2, Black-headed Gull 1, Swift 3, Green Woodpecker 1, Rook 125 Goole Fields to moor edge, Sand Martin 186, Swallow 2, House Martin 2, Reed Warbler 1, Spotted Flycatcher 2 Will Pits, Wheatear 1 female Fisons’ Road N, Yellow Wagtail 3. Common Lizard 1.

Bev Baxter ringing Top House Farm (Re-traps) 13/08/2017 Blue Tit 6 (3), Willow Warbler 6, Blackcap 2, Whitethroat 4, Sedge Warbler 1, Reed Warbler 1, Wren 2, Blackbird 1, Robin 4 (3), House Sparrow 3, Tree Sparrow, Chaffinch 2, Greenfinch 2, Goldfinch 4 (2).

Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley 12/08/2017 Greylag Goose (domestic) 1, Teal 40, Mallard 50, Grey Heron 1, Marsh Harrier 2 (inc. 1 juvenile), Kestrel 1 carrying Bank Vole prey Inkle Flatts, Water Rail 1, Crane 2 from W side to centre, Lapwing 150, Snipe 12, Lesser Black-backed Gull 69, Herring Gull 2, Swift 20, Green Woodpecker 1, Magpie 2, Jay 5, Sand Martin 200, House Martin 6, Chiffchaff 5, Willow Warbler 10, Reed Warbler 1, Starling 7, Mistle Thrush 10 together colliery area, Yellow Wagtail 2, Meadow Pipit 4, Goldfinch 50.

Martin Warne 12/08/2017 Shoveler 16, Marsh Harrier 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Hobby 2, Lapwing 191, Snipe 1, Green Sandpiper 2, Redshank 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Starling c500 Goole Fields, Stonechat 1, Yellow Wagtail 3, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 6, Bullfinch 1.

Bryan Wainwright, Steve Hiner 11/08/2017 WeBs Greylag Goose (domestic) 4, Teal 110, Mallard 65, Shoveler 4, Grey Partridge 6 young Priory Farm, Grey Heron 1, Sparrowhawk 1 large female floods, Buzzard 1, Hobby 1, Water Rail 3, Crane 2 W side, Lapwing 188, Snipe 1, Woodcock 1 Woodpecker Corner, Green Sandpiper 2, Greenshank 4 Together Paraffin floods, Lesser Black-backed Gull 76, Herring Gull 5, Black-headed Gull 1, Woodpigeon 8, Turtle Dove 1, Tawny Owl 1 With 2 young S end, Swift 5, Green Woodpecker 2 W side, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Jay 1, Willow Tit 2 Elmhirst Tram, Sand Martin 30, Swallow 2, House Martin 2, Whitethroat 4, Blackbird 1, Robin 1, Yellow Wagtail 6, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 4, Goldfinch 7, Cockatiel 1 flying around floods at Blue Bridge and calling 09.00 (2nd record for Thorne Moors). Roe Deer 2 (one with a fawn), Fox 1, Bank Vole 1 Eastern Boundary, Grey Squirrel 1, American Mink 1 blue bridge (LR). Adder 1, Common Lizard 1.

Gary Featherstone, Bill Priestley, Harry Cocking 09/08/2017 Teal 30, Mallard 160, Marsh Harrier 2 (1 male), Buzzard 2, Lapwing 250, Snipe 1, Stock Dove 9, Barn Owl 1, Swift 150, Green Woodpecker 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Rook 200, Carrion Crow 80, Sand Martin 600, Swallow 20, House Martin 150, Chiffchaff 1, Willow Warbler 1, Lesser Whitethroat 1, Whitethroat 2, Reed Warbler 5, Yellow Wagtail 9, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2, Goldfinch 1, Linnet 4, Bullfinch 1.

Bryan Wainwright, Steve Hiner 07/08/2017 Peregrine 1 male on Paraffin floods flew off, Green Woodpecker 1 Bank Top, Goole Moor, Bullfinch 1.

Bev Baxter ringing Top House Farm (Re-traps) 06/08/2017 Blue Tit 4 (3), Swallow 3, Chiffchaff 3, Willow Warbler 8 (1), Whitethroat 2, Grasshopper Warbler 1, Wren 10 (3), Blackbird 1, Robin 5 (3), Tree Sparrow 2, Chaffinch 3, Greenfinch 2 (1), Goldfinch 11 (1).

Bryan Wainwright 06/08/2017 Gadwall 2, Teal 20, Mallard 10, Shoveler 2, Grey Partridge 7 Young Priory Farm, Cormorant 1 W, Grey Heron 1, Marsh Harrier 6 (inc. 2 juveniles), Buzzard 1, Kestrel 2, Hobby 2, Water Rail 1 juvenile watched edge of rush Paraffin floods, Lapwing 220 Paraffin floods, Dunlin 3 Paraffin floods, Snipe 12 Juvenile Paraffin floods, Green Sandpiper 2 Paraffin floods, Greenshank 1 Paraffin floods, Wood Sandpiper 2 Paraffin floods, Lesser Black-backed Gull 279 From E onto Paraffin floods landing briefly then W, Yellow-legged Gull 6 Paraffin floods, Herring Gull 3, Black-headed Gull 5, Turtle Dove 1 Will Pits, Little Owl 1 Priory Farm, Swift 34, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Magpie 1, Jay 1, Willow Tit 1 Will Pits, Sand Martin 200, Swallow 4, House Martin 10, Long-tailed Tit 2, Chiffchaff 2, Willow Warbler 8, Blackcap 6, Garden Warbler 2, Whitethroat 3, Reed Warbler 2, Wren 1, Starling 30, Song Thrush 1, Spotted Flycatcher 1 Will Pits N end, Robin 1, Yellow Wagtail 5, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 5, Bullfinch 1. Roe Deer 2, Red Deer 3.

Martin Warne 05/08/2017 Marsh Harrier 2, Sparrowhawk 1 female, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 1, Hobby 1, Peregrine 1, Little Ringed Plover 1, Ruff 1, Green Sandpiper 3, Wood Sandpiper 2 Paraffin Pools, Yellow-legged Gull 1 Paraffin Pools, Jay 2, Willow Tit 1, Spotted Flycatcher 1 courtesy GF, BPW (photo x2), Stonechat 2, Yellow Wagtail 2, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 6, Bullfinch 1. Common Lizard 1 juvenile.

Spotted Flycatcher

Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley, Gary Featherstone 05/08/2017 Teal 14, Mallard 10, Grey Partridge 1 Priory Farm, Cormorant 1 S, Little Egret 1 Paraffin floods (GF), Marsh Harrier 5, Kestrel 1, Hobby 3, Crane 2 W side, Ringed Plover 1, Lapwing 380 Paraffin floods, Dunlin 1 Paraffin floods, Ruff 1 Paraffin floods, Snipe 4 Juvenile Paraffin floods, Greenshank 1 Paraffin floods, Wood Sandpiper 2 Paraffin floods, Redshank 1 Paraffin floods, Lesser Black-backed Gull 80 From E onto Paraffin floods landing briefly then W, Yellow-legged Gull 1 Paraffin floods, Black-headed Gull 5, Swift 10, Sand Martin 200, Swallow 4, House Martin 10, Spotted Flycatcher 1 Will Pits N end, Robin 2, Stonechat 2, Tree Sparrow 6 Priory Farm, Yellow Wagtail 3, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 6, Bullfinch 1, Yellowhammer 2. Roe Deer 3. Phot: Greater Bladderwort (BPW).

Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley 04/08/2017 Marsh Harrier 2, Kestrel 2, Hobby 8, Ringed Plover 1, Lapwing 150, Dunlin 1, Snipe 1, Wood Sandpiper 1 Paraffin floods, Swift 30, Sand Martin 200, House Martin 4, Yellow Wagtail 3, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2, Yellowhammer 2. Adder 1.

David Slack 03/08/2017 Marsh Harrier 5 (1 male), Sparrowhawk 1, Hobby 5.

Bev Baxter 02/08/2017 ringing Top House Farm Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Blue Tit 1, Great Tit 2, Swallow 5, Chiffchaff 1, Willow Warbler 4, Blackcap 1, Lesser Whitethroat 1, Whitethroat 4, Sedge Warbler 1, Wren 1, Blackbird 3, Robin 2, Greenfinch 3, Goldfinch 10 (2 RT).

Bryan Wainwright 02/08/2017 Greylag Goose (domestic) 35, Grey Partridge 1 With 6 fledged young Priory Farm, Marsh Harrier 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Buzzard 1, Lapwing 200, Green Sandpiper 4, Lesser Black-backed Gull 25, Swift 16, Jay 3, Sand Martin 20, Swallow 2, House Martin 6, Meadow Pipit 2. Weasel 1 dead E end Goole Moor Tram, Red Deer 2, Roe Deer 1.

Gary Featherstone, Bill Priestley 01/08/2017 Marsh Harrier 4 (1 male), Buzzard 3, Hobby 4, Water Rail 1, Ringed Plover 1, Lapwing 200, Green Sandpiper 2, Barn Owl 1, Swift 100, Green Woodpecker 1 juvenile road at Green Belt, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Sand Martin 500, House Martin 50, Chiffchaff 4, Willow Warbler 8, Blackcap 1, Whitethroat 3, Sedge Warbler 1, Reed Warbler 6, Yellow Wagtail 1, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 6, Goldfinch 11. Adder 2.