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THORNE MOORS BIRDING BLOG 2017

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LATEST SIGHTINGS:

Bryan Wainwright 31/12/2017 Greylag Goose (domestic) 29, Wigeon 4, Gadwall 23, Teal 33, Mallard 158, Shoveler 1, Cormorant 1 on Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 3, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 1, Merlin 1 female type bathing in puddles on Fisons' Road North for 10 minutes, Water Rail 2, Common Gull 15, Herring Gull 1, Goldfinch 3, Linnet 60, Roe Deer 2.

Bev Baxter and others ringing Top House Farm 30/12/2017 Blackbird 12 (8 RT), Fieldfare 1, Redwing 2, Chaffinch 2 (1 RT), Brambling 1, Greenfinch 13 (1 RT) and 1 control, Goldfinch 10 (5 RT), Linnet 6, Reed Bunting 6.

Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley 30/12/2017 Pink-footed Goose 300 over floods, Teal 69, Mallard 334, Goosander 1 male Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 4, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 2, Merlin 1 female type W fields, Water Rail 1, Common Gull 58, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Jay 2, Goldcrest 1, Blue Tit 4, Great Tit 1, Long-tailed Tit 30, Blackbird 10, Fieldfare 80, Stonechat 3, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2, Meadow Pipit 2, Chaffinch 10, Goldfinch 28, Linnet 150, Lesser Redpoll 1, Bullfinch 8, Red Deer 15, Roe Deer 17.

Bryan Wainwright 29/12/2017 Teal 30, Mallard 70, Marsh Harrier 1, Kestrel 1, Water Rail 1, Woodcock 1 from side of road at S bend, Woodpigeon 200, Goldcrest 1, Blue Tit 3, Great Tit 3, Long-tailed Tit 10, Robin 2, Stonechat 2, Dunnock 1, Goldfinch 3, Bullfinch 6. Roe Deer 2.

Bev Baxter and others ringing Top House Farm 28/12/2017 Song Thrush 1, Redwing 1, Chaffinch 11 (2 RT), Brambling 1, Greenfinch 9, Goldfinch 5 (3 RT), Linnet 1, Reed Bunting 9 (3 RT).

Bryan Wainwright, Gary Featherstone, Bill Priestley 28/12/2017 Pink-footed Goose 1300 over floods, Greylag Goose (domestic) 2, Gadwall 10, Teal 56, Mallard 70, Goosander 2 males, one W end floods other Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 3, Sparrowhawk 2, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 2, Merlin 1 female type low and fast over floods, Golden Plover 28, Lapwing 6, Common Gull 40, Herring Gull 2, Great Black-backed Gull 2, Woodpigeon 400, Barn Owl 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Jay 2, Goldcrest 2, Blue Tit 4, Great Tit 2, Willow Tit 3, Bearded Tit 2 E end Goole Moor Tram calling from reedbed again, Cetti's Warbler 1 singing E end Goole Moor Tram, Long-tailed Tit 10, Blackbird 4, Fieldfare 40, Stonechat 2, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 20, Meadow Pipit 2, Goldfinch 7, Bullfinch 8, Red Deer 76.

Martin Warne, Ian McDonald 28/12/2017 Greylag Goose (domestic) 2, Goosander 2 males, Marsh Harrier 1, Hen Harrier 1 male, Sparrowhawk 2, Kestrel 1, Water Rail 1, Barn Owl 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Jay 1, Goldcrest 2, Blue Tit 5, Coal Tit 1, Willow Tit 1, Long-tailed Tit 15, Fieldfare 20, Song Thrush 2, Stonechat 1, Meadow Pipit 2, Bullfinch 2. Roe Deer 1, Grey Squirrel 1.

Martin Warne 27/12/2017 Sparrowhawk 2, Buzzard 2, Barn Owl 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Goldcrest 2, Willow Tit 1 Will Pits, Long-tailed Tit 6, Treecreeper 1, Mistle Thrush 2, Stonechat 2, Bullfinch 2. 

Bryan Wainwright 25/12/2017 Teal 50, Marsh Harrier 2, Buzzard 1, Herring Gull 2, Great Black-backed Gull 1, Woodpigeon 450, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Magpie 2, Blue Tit 3, Great Tit 5, Starling 4, Blackbird 8, Robin 1, Dunnock 1, Meadow Pipit 1, Bullfinch 2.

Rob Watson 24/12/2017 Mallard 200, Goosander 5 (4 males), Marsh Harrier 2 (1 males), Sparrowhawk 1, Buzzard 1, Peregrine 1 male Goole moor, Water Rail 2, Barn Owl 1, Willow Tit 2 Will pits and Will pits Scrape, Long-tailed Tit 26, Fieldfare 200 perched in trees around Crowle north marsh, Meadow Pipit 2, Bullfinch 10 In 3 parties Will Pits.

Bev Baxter and others ringing Top House Farm 23/12/2017 Blackbird 7 (5 RT), Redwing 2, Chaffinch 3 (1 RT), Greenfinch 27, Goldfinch 11 (2 RT), Linnet 3.

Ian McDonald 21/12/2017 Pintail 2 floods.

Martin Warne 20/12/2017 Marsh Harrier 2, Hen Harrier 1 male 15:00 PP - GB, Kestrel 2, Merlin 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Starling 230, Blackbird 15, Fieldfare 40, Stonechat 3, Goldfinch 20, Linnet 12, Bullfinch 3, Yellowhammer 9.

Martin Warne 19/12/2017 Whooper Swan 16 SE one with damaged neck, Pink-footed Goose 45, Marsh Harrier 2, Kestrel 2, Water Rail 1, Barn Owl 1, Jay 2, Goldcrest 1, Great Tit 1, Skylark 2, Long-tailed Tit 18, Starling 60.

James Hinchliffe 15/12/2017 Hen Harrier 1 male over fields.

Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley 23/12/2017 Whooper Swan 2 flying W, Gadwall 8, Teal 18, Mallard 250, Shoveler 14, Tufted Duck 5 Will Pits Scrape, Marsh Harrier 3 Sparrowhawk 1 male, Buzzard 2, Kestrel 2, Water Rail 1 Common Gull 59, Black-headed Gull 1, Stock Dove 6, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Great Tit 4, Bearded Tit 2 Calling in reedbed N of Goole Moor Tram E side, Cetti's Warbler 2 Goole Moor Tram E side, Long-tailed Tit 8, Treecreeper 1, Blackbird 6, Fieldfare 300, Redwing 4, Stonechat 2, Meadow Pipit 8, Chaffinch 8, Goldfinch 70, Linnet 100, Lesser Redpoll 2.

Bryan Wainwright, Steve Hiner, Sam Hiner 22/12/2017 Whooper Swan 10 fields east of Moor, Pink-footed Goose 282 W in 2 skeins, Teal 45, Mallard 57, Shoveler 2, Marsh Harrier 3, Hen Harrier 1 male quartering N of Paraffin 13.40, Sparrowhawk 1 female, Bank Top, Buzzard 2, Water Rail 2, Moorhen 1, Lapwing 38, Jay 2, Blue Tit 2, Great Tit 8 Mervyns Tram, Willow Tit 1 Mervyns Tram, Bearded Tit 2 Calling in reedbed N of Goole Moor Tram E side, Cetti's Warbler 1 Possibly 2 Goole Moor Tram E side, Long-tailed Tit 20 Mervyns Tram, Wren 1, Blackbird 3, Fieldfare 52, Redwing 19, Meadow Pipit 15, Bullfinch 2 Bank Top, Yellowhammer 1.

Bev Baxter and others ringing Top House Farm 21/12/2017 Redwing 1, Tree Sparrow 1, Chaffinch 7 (1 RT), Greenfinch 15 (1 RT), Goldfinch 11 (2 RT), Linnet 5, Reed Bunting 20 (2 RT).

Andrew Johnson 20/12/2017 Buzzard photos:

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Bev Baxter and others ringing Top House Farm 19/12/2017 Collared Dove 1, Redwing 5, Chaffinch 29 (1 RT), Brambling 3, Greenfinch 33 (1 RT), Goldfinch 8 (3 RT), Linnet 15, Reed Bunting 20 (2 RT).

Martin Warne, Jason King 18/12/2017 Gadwall 4, Grey Heron 2, Marsh Harrier 5, Sparrowhawk 1, Buzzard 3, Kestrel 3, Peregrine 1 female West Side, Water Rail 2, Golden Plover 56, Barn Owl 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Jay 1, Goldcrest 1, Blue Tit 2, Great Tit 2, Willow Tit 1, Skylark 2, Long-tailed Tit 4, Treecreeper 1, Fieldfare 6, Stonechat 4, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1, Siskin 1, Linnet 6, Bullfinch 4. Roe Deer 3.

Bryan Wainwright 18/12/2017 Marsh Harrier 3, Sparrowhawk 1, Buzzard 2, Kestrel 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Willow Tit 1, Fieldfare 20, Song Thrush 1. Roe Deer 4.

Gary Featherstone, Bill Priestley 18/12/2017 Teal 60, Mallard 100, Marsh Harrier 4 (1 male), Buzzard 3, Water Rail 2, Herring Gull 2, Great Black-backed Gull 10, Barn Owl 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2, Goldcrest 1, Blue Tit 14, Great Tit 6, Long-tailed Tit 12, Blackbird 12, Song Thrush 1, Stonechat 3, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1, Chaffinch 2. Red Deer 5. 

Martin Warne 16/12/2017 Teal 30, Mallard 215, Marsh Harrier 3, Kestrel 1, Merlin 1, Moorhen 2, Great Black-backed Gull 1, Barn Owl 1, Jay 1, Goldcrest 2, Coal Tit 1, Willow Tit 1, Long-tailed Tit 14, Blackbird 12, Fieldfare 38, Mistle Thrush 1, Stonechat 3, Goldfinch 7, Linnet 20. Roe Deer 4.

John Durrant 16/12/2017 Hen Harrier 1 N over Green Belt 15.15.

Bev Baxter and others ringing Top House Farm 16/12/2017 Wren 1, Blackbird 19 (10 RT), Fieldfare 10, Song Thrush 2, Redwing 10, Robin 3 (2 RT), Dunnock 3 (2 RT), Chaffinch 16 (1 RT), Greenfinch 21 (1 RT), Goldfinch 10 (2 RT) (photos BPW), Linnet 8, Lesser Redpoll 1, Yellowhammer 1, Reed Bunting 32 (6 RT). (137 birds caught).

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Bryan Wainwright 15/12/2017 Teal 40, Mallard 170, Marsh Harrier 3, Hen Harrier 1 male NE Goole Moor 11.00, Buzzard 1, Jay 1, Willow Tit 1, Bullfinch 4. Red Deer 5.

Steve Hiner 15/12/2017 Teal 72, Mallard 159, Marsh Harrier 1, Sparrowhawk 1 male, Jay 2, Goldcrest 9 Mervyn's Tram, Great Tit 3 Mervyn's Tram, Long-tailed Tit 8 Mervyn's Tram, Chaffinch 5, Brambling 1 Swinefleet Gate, Goldfinch 12, Reed Bunting 2.

Martin Warne, Helen Kirk 15/12/2017 Teal 26, Marsh Harrier 3, Hen Harrier 1 male, Kestrel 1, Merlin 1, Woodcock 1, Great Black-backed Gull 3, Goldcrest 2, Coal Tit 2, Long-tailed Tit 12, Treecreeper 1 (photos), Fieldfare 40, Stonechat 1, Lesser Redpoll 1. Roe Deer 1.

Gary Featherstone, Bill Priestley 14/12/2017 Wigeon 1 male, Teal 100, Mallard 193, Marsh Harrier 1 male, Buzzard 1, Golden Plover 80, Barn Owl 1, Blue Tit 9, Long-tailed Tit 21, Treecreeper 1, Fieldfare 216, Goldfinch 13, Lesser Redpoll 7. Roe Deer 3, Fox 1.

Bryan Wainwright 13/12/2017 Merlin 1 pools W side.

Bev Baxter and others ringing Top House Farm 12/12/2017 Sparrowhawk 1, Blackbird 17 (6 RT), Fieldfare 2, Song Thrush 1, Redwing 15, Dunnock 2, Chaffinch 21 (2 RT), Greenfinch 25 (1 RT), Goldfinch 20 (2 RT), Linnet 4, Yellowhammer 3, Reed Bunting 30 (6 RT).

Gary Featherstone, Bill Priestley 12/12/2017 Gadwall 4, Teal 100, Mallard 250, Cormorant 2, Marsh Harrier 2 (1 male), Golden Plover 200, Lapwing 50, Snipe 3, Long-tailed Tit 2, Treecreeper 1, Stonechat 2, Bullfinch 10. American Mink 2, Roe Deer 7, Red Deer 15.

Martin Warne 09/12/2017 Greylag Goose (domestic) 1, Marsh Harrier 2, Hen Harrier 1 male, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 2, Golden Plover 120, Lapwing 1, Great Black-backed Gull 7, Barn Owl 2, Jay 1, Goldcrest 2, Blue Tit 2, Great Tit 2, Treecreeper 1, Fieldfare 5, Stonechat 1, Meadow Pipit 4, Bullfinch 5, Reed Bunting 2. Roe Deer 1.

Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley 09/12/2017 Gadwall 15, Teal 20, Mallard 60, Marsh Harrier 3, Hen Harrier 1 male midday W end floods, Sparrowhawk 1, Buzzard 2, Water Rail 1, Snipe 1, Common Gull 50, Herring Gull 2, Great Black-backed Gull 23, Black-headed Gull 1, Magpie 2, Blue Tit 5, Great Tit 4, Blackbird 6, Fieldfare 5, Fieldfare 6, Robin 8, Stonechat 4, Meadow Pipit 3, Goldfinch 50, Lesser Redpoll 3, Bullfinch 2, Reed Bunting 8. Roe Deer 3.

Bev Baxter and others ringing Top House Farm 09/12/2017, Blackbird 1, Fieldfare 2, Song Thrush 1, Redwing 8, House Sparrow 3, Chaffinch 10 (2 RT), Greenfinch 16, Goldfinch 12 (5 RT), Linnet 3, Reed Bunting 24 (4 RT).

Martin Warne, Helen Kirk 08/12/2017 Greylag Goose (domestic) 100, Marsh Harrier 2, Hen Harrier 1 male, Kestrel 1, Water Rail 2, Lapwing 48, Snipe 2, Fieldfare 30, Stonechat 2. Red Deer 2, International Space Station SW - NE 16:40

Bryan Wainwright, Steve Hiner WeBs 08/12/2017 Pink-footed Goose 36, Teal 2, Mallard 91, Shoveler 5, Grey Heron 1, Marsh Harrier 2, Sparrowhawk 1, Buzzard 1, Snipe 1, Herring Gull 4, Great Black-backed Gull 1, Bullfinch 4. Red Deer 8.

Martin Warne 07/12/2017 Greylag Goose (domestic) 26, Grey Heron 1, Marsh Harrier 1, Kestrel 1, Merlin 1 male, Woodcock 5, Goldcrest 11, Coal Tit 1, Treecreeper 1, Starling 18, Fieldfare 32, Stonechat 1, Roe Deer 4, Grey Squirrel 1.

Martin Warne, Helen Kirk, Ian McDonald 06/12/2017 Gadwall 6, Teal 4, Shoveler 4, Goosander 8 (6 male), Marsh Harrier 1, Hen Harrier 1, Merlin 1, Woodcock 1, Curlew 1 (just outside recording area), Jay 1, Goldcrest 4, Willow Tit 1, Long-tailed Tit 11, Fieldfare 210, Redwing 5, Stonechat 4, Linnet 20, Lesser Redpoll 4, Bullfinch 4. Roe Deer 1.

Bev Baxter and others ringing Top House Farm 05/12/2017, Wren 1, Blackbird 3 (1 RT), Redwing 16, Tree Sparrow 2, Chaffinch 3, Greenfinch 5, Goldfinch 9 (2 RT).

Gary Featherstone, Bill Priestley 04/12/2017 Wigeon 4, Gadwall 18, Teal 120, Mallard 200, Shoveler 4, Goosander 5 (4 males), Marsh Harrier 1, Sparrowhawk 2, Buzzard 2, Merlin 1, Barn Owl 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2, Jay 1, Goldcrest 2, Willow Tit 1 female/immature Will Pits Scrape, Long-tailed Tit 22, Stonechat 1, Goldfinch 40, Linnet 50, Bullfinch 6.

Peter Hinks, Brian Smith 04/12/2017, Teal 40, Mallard 250, Shoveler 1, Goosander 1, Marsh Harrier 1, Buzzard 1, Woodcock 1, Common Gull 35, Woodpigeon 40, Jay 1, Carrion Crow 10, Blue Tit 8, Great Tit 6, Starling 30, Blackbird 20, Fieldfare 36, Robin 2, Stonechat 1, Dunnock 2, Chaffinch 8, Goldfinch 12, Reed Bunting 6.

Bev Baxter and others ringing Top House Farm 04/12/2017, Fieldfare 1, Song Thrush 1, Redwing 20, Dunnock 4 (2 RT), Tree Sparrow 1, Chaffinch 12 (1 RT), Greenfinch 2, Goldfinch 3, Linnet 3, Reed Bunting 20 (2 RT).

Bryan Wainwright 04/12/2017 Whooper Swan 2 W side, Merlin 1 adult male on Paraffin floods, Siskin 1.

Bev Baxter and others ringing Top House Farm 02/12/2017, Wren 1, Blackbird 2 (1 RT), Redwing 9, Robin 2 (1 RT), House Sparrow 2, Tree Sparrow 8, Chaffinch 9 (1 RT), Brambling 1, Greenfinch 12, Goldfinch 16 (5 RT), Linnet 2, Reed Bunting 28 (4 RT).

Bryan Wainwright, Gary Featherstone, Bill Priestley 02/12/2017 Wigeon 8, Gadwall 5, Teal 20, Mallard 120, Pintail 1 female/immature Will Pits Scrape, Shoveler 1, Goldeneye 1 male over W side, Goosander 1 male, Pheasant 10, Marsh Harrier 3 (1 male), Sparrowhawk 1, Buzzard 3, Water Rail 2, Common Gull 79, Herring Gull 10, Great Black-backed Gull 30, Black-headed Gull 30, Barn Owl 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2, Magpie 2, Jay 1, Carrion Crow 30, Goldcrest 5, Blue Tit 8, Great Tit 12, Skylark 3, Cetti's Warbler 1, Long-tailed Tit 30, Starling 125, Blackbird 12, Fieldfare 6, Robin 10, Stonechat 4, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1, Meadow Pipit 7, Goldfinch 10, Linnet 2, Bullfinch 2, Reed Bunting 13, Roe Deer 6, Fox 1. 

Bryan Wainwright 01/12/2017 Pink-footed Goose 6, Teal 66, Mallard 90, Shoveler 1, Sparrowhawk 1 female, Buzzard 1, Merlin 1 male fields before Creyke’s gate, Golden Plover 9, Snipe 1, Common Gull 12, Great Black-backed Gull 2, Goldcrest 3, Blue Tit 2, Great Tit 8, Willow Tit 1, Skylark 18 flushed from stubble by Merlin, Long-tailed Tit 10, Starling 140, Stonechat 2, Goldfinch 8, Bullfinch 7. Roe Deer 3.