THORNE MOORS BIRDING BLOG 2017

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LATEST SIGHTINGS:

Peter Hinks, Brian Smith, Mark Smith 23/07/2017 Grey Partridge 2 Red House Farm, Marsh Harrier 1, Kestrel 3, Hobby 5, Lesser Redpoll 8,Butterflies were: Large, Small and Green-veined White, Large, Small and Essex Skippers, Red Admiral, Peacock, Comma, Meadow Brown and Gatekeeper.

Bryan Wainwright 23/07/2017 Greylag Goose (domestic) 20, Marsh Harrier 5, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 1, Hobby 1 took bird in flight, Water Rail 3, Little Ringed Plover 2, Lapwing 214, Snipe 15, Black-headed Gull 200, Black Tern 1 juvenile W side floods 06.40 from N to Green Belt floods where landed for a while then departed, Swift 150, Kingfisher 1 Paraffin floods, flying and perched on low branch, Swallow 2, House Martin 2, Grasshopper Warbler 1, Sedge Warbler 1, Reed Warbler 2, Stonechat 6, Yellow Wagtail 1, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 6, Meadow Pipit 4, Goldfinch 4, Linnet 15, Yellowhammer 1, Reed Bunting 6. Roe Deer 3, Red Deer 6 (2 young).

Bryan Wainwright 22/07/2017 Hobby 1 took bird in flight, Turtle Dove 3 Purring in widely different areas of pit tip, Magpie 3, Swallow 7, Goldfinch 6, Linnet 3, Yellowhammer 1. Common Toad 1 this year’s toadlet on pit tip near Bell’s. Painted Lady 1.

Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley 22/07/2017 Greylag Goose (domestic) 25, Mallard 8, Grey Heron 1, Marsh Harrier 2, Water Rail 1, Coot 1, Little Ringed Plover 1, Lapwing 47, Snipe 4, Greenshank 1 Paraffin floods, Swift 200, Sand Martin 2, Swallow 70, House Martin 10 . Red Deer 4, Roe Deer 3.

Bryan Wainwright, Steve Hiner WeBs 21/07/2017 Greylag Goose (domestic) 75, Shelduck 1 juvenile flew from W side, Teal 70, Mallard 31, Shoveler 1, Marsh Harrier 4 Inc. 2 juveniles, Buzzard 2, Hobby 2, Water Rail 1, Little Ringed Plover 5, Dunlin 1, Green Sandpiper 2, Common Gull 1, Lesser Black-backed Gull 15, Yellow-legged Gull 2, Black-headed Gull 350, Turtle Dove 1 Goole Moor, Swift 40, House Martin 2, Chiffchaff 1, Willow Warbler 4, Blackcap 2, Sedge Warbler 2, Reed Warbler 1, Stonechat 4, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 4, Goldfinch 4, Bullfinch 4. Roe Deer 2. Adder 1. Comma 2.

Bryan Wainwright 20/07/2017 Hobby 3, Little Ringed Plover 5, Dunlin 4, Common Gull 3, Lesser Black-backed Gull 16, Black-headed Gull 200, Bullfinch 2. Adder 1.

Tom Lowe 20/07/2017 Greylag Goose (domestic) 70, Marsh Harrier 3, Hobby 3, Lapwing 65, Common Gull 15, Lesser Black-backed Gull 17, Yellow-legged Gull 9 (photo), Herring Gull 2, Black-headed Gull 90, Barn Owl 1, Stonechat 1.

Martin Warne 20/07/2017 Marsh Harrier 3, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 3, Hobby 3, Little Ringed Plover 5 Paraffin Pools, Dunlin 4 Paraffin Pools, Snipe 2 Paraffin Pools, Green Sandpiper 1 Paraffin Pools, Wood Sandpiper 1 Paraffin Pools (photos), Redshank 1, Willow Tit 2 Green Belt, Stonechat 2, Linnet 5, Yellowhammer 2.

Martin Warne 19/07/2017 Marsh Harrier 1, Buzzard 3, Kestrel 3, Water Rail 1, Little Ringed Plover 4 Paraffin Pools, Green Sandpiper 1, Redshank 1, Turtle Dove 1 Will Pits Wood at Blackwater, Little Owl 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Jay 1, Stonechat 4, Yellow Wagtail 1, Pied Wagtail 9, Linnet 9, Bullfinch 4. 

Tom Lowe 19/07/2017 Greylag Goose (domestic) 210 roost Goole Moor, Mallard 30, Grey Partridge 1, Little Grebe 2 Goole Fields reservoir, Marsh Harrier 7, Buzzard 3, Hobby 6, Mediterranean Gull 1 adult (photo), Common Gull 25, Lesser Black-backed Gull 15, Yellow-legged Gull 3, Herring Gull 1, Black-headed Gull 210, Nightjar 6, Wheatear 1 the only July record.

Gary Featherstone, Bill Priestley 18/07/2017 Teal 30, Mallard 40, Little Grebe 1, Marsh Harrier 6, Buzzard 2, Hobby 2, Ringed Plover 5, Lapwing 180, Dunlin 6, Snipe 4, Green Sandpiper 5, Barn Owl 3, Jay 5, Cetti’s Warbler 1, Chiffchaff 2, Willow Warbler 3, Blackcap 3, Whitethroat 4, Sedge Warbler 4, Reed Warbler 4, Stonechat 6, Meadow Pipit 2, Linnet 10.

Martin Warne 18/07/2017 Marsh Harrier 3, Buzzard 1, Little Ringed Plover 4 Paraffin Pools, Little Owl 1, Stonechat 2. 

Martin Warne 17/07/2017 Buzzard 1, Kestrel 1, Hobby 1, Water Rail 1, Lapwing 150, Black-Tailed Godwit 11 Middle Moor Pools, Green Sandpiper 1, Redshank 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Willow Tit 1 Inkle Flat, Stonechat 4, Corn Bunting 1. Red Deer 1, Bog Bush Cricket 1, Large Heath 2.

David Slack 17/07/2017 Marsh Harrier 6 (2 males), Buzzard 2, Hobby 4, Lapwing 45, Green Woodpecker 1 E end Shoulder o’ Mutton Tram, Skylark 1, Whitethroat 1, Grasshopper Warbler 1, Meadow Pipit 3, Goldfinch 2. Large Heath 24 Goole Moor Tram.

Bryan Wainwright 17/07/2017 Willow Tit 2 Will Pits Scrape, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2, Bullfinch 4. Adder 1.

John Durrant 15/07/2017 Green Woodpecker 1 Bank Top.

Bryan Wainwright 16/07/2017 Yellow Wagtail 1.

Tom Lowe 15/07/2017 Greylag Goose (domestic) 170, Canada Goose 1, Shelduck 2, Mallard 210 Goole Fields stubble, Marsh Harrier 4, Buzzard 2, Kestrel 4, Hobby 16, Peregrine 1, Lapwing 70, Lesser Black-backed Gull 3, Nightjar 6 Goole Moor, Green Woodpecker 1 Bank Top.

Bryan Wainwright 15/07/2017 Greylag Goose (domestic) 14, Marsh Harrier 5 male carrying Water Vole prey, Hobby 1, Lapwing 84, Snipe 2, Jay 1, Skylark 1, Sand Martin 1, Swallow 4, House Martin 8, Swift 50, Blackbird 4, Stonechat 1, Chaffinch 4, Bullfinch 2, Yellowhammer 2, Reed Bunting 4, Corn Bunting 1. Roe Deer 6, Red Deer 2.

LIFE team 14/07/2017 Nightjar 2 Casson’s (accidentally disturbed). 

Bryan Wainwright 14/07/2017 Grey Heron 1, Buzzard 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, House Martin 4, Turtle Dove 2 Will Pits, Green Sandpiper 2 W side floods, Lapwing 40, Little Owl 1, Jay 2, Snipe 2, Swift 6, Cetti’s Warbler 1, Grasshopper Warbler 2, Treecreeper 1, Meadow Pipit 1, Linnet 13, Yellowhammer 2. Roe Deer 2. Adder 1, Common Lizard 2.

Bev Baxter 13/07/2017 Willow Warbler 2 (1 RT), Blackcap 4, Garden Warbler 1, Whitethroat 8 (4 RT), Blackbird 5, Robin 1, Treecreeper 1, Wren 3.

LIFE team 13/07/2017 Woodcock 1 with nest and 4 eggs Casson’s (accidentally disturbed).

Bryan Wainwright 13/07/2017 Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Hobby 1, House Martin 2, Lapwing 63, Little Owl 1, Little Ringed Plover 1 W side floods, Sand Martin 20, Snipe 1 drumming Will Pits, Swift 60, Turtle Dove 2 Will Pits, Willow Tit 1 Will Pits. Roe Deer 1. Common Lizard 1.

Martin Warne 12/07/2017 Little Grebe 1, Marsh Harrier 1, Lapwing 80, Redshank 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Willow Tit 1, Stonechat 3, Corn Bunting 1.

Gary Featherstone, Bill Priestley 12/07/2017 Teal 40, Mallard 12, Shoveler 6, Marsh Harrier 5 (2 males), Buzzard 2, Hobby 6, Lapwing 57, Green Sandpiper 2, Barn Owl 1, Little Owl 1, Willow Tit 1, Chiffchaff 5, Willow Warbler 11, Blackcap 13, Whitethroat 6, Sedge Warbler 7, Reed Warbler 6, Song Thrush 1, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 4, Linnet 4, Reed Bunting 10. Adder 1, Common Lizard 1.

Tom & Janet Jackson 09/07/2017 Grey Partridge 2 With 10 chicks Priory Farm, Pheasant 2 inc. a female with 2 chicks, Buzzard 1, Coot 2 inc. one with 5 chicks, Reed Warbler 2, Bullfinch 1 male.

Bev Baxter ringing Top House Farm 09/07/2017 Blue Tit 1, Great Tit 2, Chiffchaff 3, Willow Warbler 13, Lesser Whitethroat 1, Whitethroat 21 (5 RT), Sedge Warbler 1, Blackbird 5 (1RT), Goldfinch 1.

Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley 07/07/2017 Canada Goose 1, Grey Heron 1, Marsh Harrier 4, Buzzard 2, Kestrel 3 Inc. 2 juvenile, Hobby 10, Water Rail 1, Lapwing 56, Green Sandpiper 3, Redshank 1, Black-headed Gull 2, Little Owl 1, Swift 20, Magpie 5, Jay 3, Carrion Crow 15, House Martin 1, Cetti’s Warbler 1, Song Thrush 3, Stonechat 4, Tree Sparrow 2, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 4, White Wagtail (alba) 1 Paraffin floods, Meadow Pipit 3, Goldfinch 2, Linnet 3, Reed Bunting 30, Corn Bunting 1. Roe Deer 1. Common Lizard 1.

Gary Featherstone, Bill Priestley 06/07/2017 Teal 3, Mallard 20, Shoveler 2, Marsh Harrier 3, Sparrowhawk 1, Buzzard 1, Hobby 1, Lapwing 20, Snipe 2, Green Sandpiper 1, Redshank 1, Turtle Dove 2, Cuckoo 1, Little Owl 1, Swift 25, Cetti’s Warbler 3, Long-tailed Tit 2, Chiffchaff 8, Willow Warbler 9, Blackcap 15, Garden Warbler 2, Whitethroat 12, Sedge Warbler 4, Reed Warbler 5, Song Thrush 2, Spotted Flycatcher 1, Stonechat 1, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1, Linnet 10, Corn Bunting 1.

Bryan Wainwright 06/07/2017 Common Scoter 23 Woodside floods pm (8 female), Marsh Harrier 2, Kestrel 1, Lesser Black-backed Gull 1, Swift 1, Whitethroat 2, Reed Warbler 4, Stonechat 3 juveniles Middle Moor Tram N end, Goldfinch 1, Linnet 3. Photos: Nigel Bur Common Scoter. Don McQuade: Round-leaved Sundew, Greater Yellow Rattle, Royal Fern.


Martin Warne 04/07/2017 Little Grebe 1, Marsh Harrier 1, Buzzard 1, Lapwing 29, Snipe 1, Little Owl 1, Swift 60, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Jay 6 including 4 possible juveniles Creykes Gate, Willow Tit 1, Stonechat 2, Corn Bunting 1.

Gary Featherstone, Bill Priestley, Harry Cocking 04/07/2017 Canada Goose 1, Teal 40, Mallard 10, Shoveler 4, Marsh Harrier 4 (1 male), Buzzard 1, Hobby 2, Lapwing 40, Snipe 2, Green Sandpiper 1, Redshank 2, Turtle Dove 1, Cuckoo 2, Barn Owl 2, Swift 50, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Jay 2, Cetti’s Warbler 2, Long-tailed Tit 3, Chiffchaff 5, Willow Warbler 3, Blackcap 24, Garden Warbler 4, Whitethroat 10, Sedge Warbler 9, Reed Warbler 7, Song Thrush 5, Spotted Flycatcher 2 Will Pits, Stonechat 1, Tree Sparrow 1, Corn Bunting 1. Adder 1.

Bryan Wainwright 04/07/2017 Grey Heron 1, Marsh Harrier 2, Turtle Dove 1 new area at colliery S side, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, House Sparrow 40 Creyke’s Sidings, Yellowhammer 1, Corn Bunting 1 Priory Farm. Roe Deer 1.

Tom Lowe 03/07/2017 Gadwall 3, Teal 22, Mallard 10, Shoveler 16, Little Egret 2 S over Goole Moor, Marsh Harrier 11 including 2 newly fledged juvs, Buzzard 3, Hobby 26 including 22 in one scan E end Goole Moor Tram (a record count), Lapwing 28, Curlew 1 W, Barn Owl 1, Nightjar 8.

Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley 01/07/2017 Teal 50, Mallard 10 three broods with 24 young in total, Grey Partridge 1 Priory Farm, Marsh Harrier 4, Buzzard 2, Hobby 5, Water Rail 2, Moorhen 1, Coot 6, Lapwing 26 all adults no young, Curlew 2 heard over, Redshank 5, Common Tern 2 on Paraffin floods then over to E side and back and away, Collared Dove 4 Creyke’s Sidings, Cuckoo 3, Little Owl 2 Inc. 1 young, Willow Tit 1, Sand Martin 1, House Martin 2, Cetti’s Warbler 1, Chiffchaff 3, Willow Warbler 2, Blackcap 4, Garden Warbler 1, Whitethroat 10, Sedge Warbler 3, Reed Warbler 2, Song Thrush 4, Stonechat 1, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2, Meadow Pipit 2, Chaffinch 4, Goldfinch 1, Linnet 4, Bullfinch 2, Reed Bunting 6, Corn Bunting 1 Priory Farm. Roe Deer 1, American Mink 1 blue bridge. Grass Snake on road at Swinefleet gate.

Martin Warne 01/07/2017 Marsh Harrier 4, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 1, Hobby 6, Water Rail 2, Cuckoo 2, Little Owl 1, Swift 30, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2, Willow Tit 3 (photo), Cetti`s Warbler 2. Photos: Episyphus bolteatus, Helophilus pendulus.