THORNE MOORS BIRDING BLOG 2018

BLOGS FURTHER INFORMATION: can be found here concerning: Copyright, rare breeders policy, the Thorne Moors bird list, photo tours and latest notifications. 

Note: birds are nesting and Adders are out please keep dogs on leads from April and do not disturb Adders when photographing by getting to close, thank you.

The annual temporary closure of part of the NE central moors is now lifted.

LATEST SIGHTINGS:

Mark Paine 16/07/2018 Grey Wagtail 1 bailey bridge, Tree Pipit 2 S end (Lonesome Pine area).

Bryan Wainwright 16/07/2018 Shelduck 4 immature, Marsh Harrier 4, Crane 2. Roe Deer 4.

Bryan Wainwright, Steve Hiner WeBs 13/07/2018 Greylag Goose (domestic) 21, Gadwall 4 With 16 young, Teal 73, Mallard 40, Shoveler 1, Cormorant 2 high over, Grey Heron 1, Little Grebe 2 And 1 chick, Marsh Harrier 7 Including 6 fledged young from 2 pairs, Hobby 3, Coot 6, Crane 4 adults maybe more, Lapwing 21, Snipe 2, Curlew 1 W am, Green Sandpiper 2, Redshank 3, Lesser Black-backed Gull 7, Black-headed Gull 22 colony no birds left at all (so maybe 250 young fledged), Cuckoo 2, Swift 40, Kingfisher 1 Mill Drain (SH), Willow Tit 1 Swinefleet Warping Drain at Will Pits Scrape, Skylark 2, Chiffchaff 2, Willow Warbler 4, Blackcap 3, Garden Warbler 2, Whitethroat 2, Grasshopper Warbler 1, Reed Warbler 5, Blackbird 3, Song Thrush 1, Stonechat 6, Yellow Wagtail 1, Meadow Pipit 2, Chaffinch 4, Goldfinch 6, Linnet 10, Bullfinch 2, Yellowhammer 1, Reed Bunting 8. Red Deer 7 females and at least 4 young Will Pits, Roe Deer 4 all this years’ young, Rabbit 10 Will Pits. Frog 1 froglet of this year Bank Top at Bailey Bridge.

Bryan Wainwright 12/07/2018 Shelduck 3, Little Grebe 2, Marsh Harrier 5, Hobby 1, Crane 4, Lapwing 30, Redshank 1, Turtle Dove 2 Will Pits, Cuckoo 2, Willow Tit 1 Will Pits Scrape, Tree Sparrow 2, Yellow Wagtail 1, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2, Linnet 8, Bullfinch 6. Roe Deer 2.

Gary Featherstone, Bill Priestley 12/07/2018 Canada Goose 5, Gadwall 2 With 15 chicks, Teal 20, Marsh Harrier 5, Hobby 1, Peregrine 1, Crane 2, Lapwing 60, Snipe 5, Curlew 1, Redshank 3, Barn Owl 2, Swift 60, Cetti's Warbler 1, Long-tailed Tit 6, Chiffchaff 8, Willow Warbler 5, Blackcap 20, Grasshopper Warbler 2, Sedge Warbler 3, Reed Warbler 14, Bullfinch 1.

Stephen Abbot photos as labelled:

Peter Hinks, Simone Maw, Madge Beevers 05/07/2018 Marsh Harrier 6, Buzzard 3, Crane 2, Black-tailed Godwit 51 down on Western floods . Looks like they'd settled to roost, still there gone 8.00 pm (photos MB).

Gary Featherstone, Bill Priestley 05/07/2018 Teal 4, Tufted Duck 2, Marsh Harrier 5, Hobby 6, Snipe 1, Black-tailed Godwit 11, Green Sandpiper 1, Cuckoo 2, Barn Owl 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Jay 1, Blue Tit 10, Willow Tit 1, Cetti's Warbler 1, Chiffchaff 5, Willow Warbler 5, Blackcap 15, Garden Warbler 8, Whitethroat 6, Sedge Warbler 5, Reed Warbler 9, Yellowhammer 1.

Bryan Wainwright 05/07/2018 Marsh Harrier 2, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 1, Hobby 2, Lapwing 10, Black-tailed Godwit 14 circling floods W of Will Pits, Green Sandpiper 3, Willow Tit 1 Swinefleet Warping Drain at Will Pits Scrape, Swallow 20, Stonechat 3. Red Deer female with spotted young, Roe Deer 2.

David Slack 04/07/2018 Marsh Harrier 5 (2 males), Hobby 1, Crane 2, Grasshopper Warbler 1, Sedge Warbler 1, Reed Bunting 3.

Dave Hursthouse 04/07/2018 Wigeon 4, Marsh Harrier 2, Crane 3, Dunlin 3, Green Sandpiper 4.

Bryan Wainwright (Jones’ Cable link) 04/07/2018 Turtle Dove 1, Goldfinch 5, Bullfinch 2.

Gary Featherstone, Bill Priestley 03/07/2018 Wigeon 4, Gadwall 6, Teal 6, Shoveler 4, Tufted Duck 2, Little Grebe 4 And 1 chick, Marsh Harrier 4, Buzzard 2, Hobby 2, Crane 2, Green Sandpiper 1, Black-headed Gull 200 And 150 young, Cuckoo 2, Barn Owl 1 young, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Cetti's Warbler 2, Chiffchaff 9, Blackcap 17, Garden Warbler 7, Whitethroat 11, Sedge Warbler 5, Reed Warbler 11, Bullfinch 1. 

Martin Warne 03/07/2018 Mute Swan 3 Paraffin Pools 14:30, Wigeon 3, Teal 14, Little Grebe 2, Marsh Harrier 1, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 1, Hobby 2, Water Rail 1, Lapwing 73, Snipe 1, Green Sandpiper 4, Turtle Dove 1 Will Pits Wood, Cuckoo 2, Swift 68, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Willow Tit 1, Cetti`s Warbler 1, Long-tailed Tit 2, Stonechat 6, Bullfinch 2. Roe Deer 2. Emperor Dragonfly 1.

Martin Warne 02/07/2018 Marsh Harrier 5, Hobby 1, Crane 2 Goole Moor, Green Sandpiper 2, Cuckoo 1.

Peter Middleton 01/07/2018 Whinchat 1 male singing Creyke’s.