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 will soon be 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 in place until June, please avoid this area if on foot. The signs on the noticeboards and W side do not mean the whole of those tracks are closed, they are just informing you they are closed further E along them.

LATEST SIGHTINGS:

Dave Hursthouse 18/05/2018 Garganey 1 male Paraffin floods, Hobby 7. Hairy Dragonfly several.

Bryan Wainwright colliery area 20/05/2018 Marsh Harrier 1 male, Swift 10, Magpie 4, Jay 1, House Martin 1, Long-tailed Tit 4, Chiffchaff 4, Willow Warbler 6, Blackcap 4, Lesser Whitethroat 1, Whitethroat 3, Chaffinch 2, Goldfinch 2, Linnet 10, Bullfinch 2.

 

Bryan Wainwright 19/05/2018 Canada Goose 2, Shoveler 8, Tufted Duck 8, Honey-buzzard 1 Gliding over Will Pits, drooping wings, pale head, no chest band on almost white body, 2 tail bands went N gaining height at 12.55, Marsh Harrier 3, Sparrowhawk 1, Buzzard 4, Hobby 4, Moorhen 2, Coot 6, Oystercatcher 1, Lapwing 4, Lesser Black-backed Gull 4, Black-headed Gull 250, Cuckoo 2, Little Owl 1 Priory Farm, Tawny Owl 1 Will Pits, Swift 8, Skylark 4, Swallow 5, Chiffchaff 3, Willow Warbler 4, Blackcap 2, Garden Warbler 1, Sedge Warbler 2, Reed Warbler 5, Yellow Wagtail 2, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2, Chaffinch 2, Goldfinch 4, Linnet 3, Reed Bunting 4, Hedgehog 1 Priory Farm (photos x2), Fox 1 Paraffin, Roe Deer 1, Hare 2 Priory Farm, Rabbit 4, Adder 1. Red Campion (photo).

Martin Warne, Helen Kirk 18/05/2018 Gadwall 2, Shoveler 2, Tufted Duck 3, Marsh Harrier 2, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 1, Hobby 2, Water Rail 2, Coot 1, Black-headed Gull 313, Cuckoo 2, Grasshopper Warbler 1, Stonechat 1.

Steve Hiner WeBs 18/05/2018 Greylag Goose (domestic) 41, Gadwall 2, Teal 4, Mallard 16, Tufted Duck 4, Little Grebe 1, Marsh Harrier 1, Buzzard 3, Coot 1, Lapwing 2, Black-headed Gull 57, Cuckoo 2 Green Belt, Nightjar 1 Green Belt, Swift 37, Chiffchaff 3, Willow Warbler 16, Blackcap 5, Grasshopper Warbler 1 Green Belt, Sedge Warbler 2, Reed Warbler 1.

Martin Warne 17/05/2018 Shelduck 1, Gadwall 3, Tufted Duck 5, Little Grebe 2, Marsh Harrier 3, Kestrel 1, Hobby 2, Water Rail 1, Redshank 2, Turtle Dove 1, Cuckoo 3, Swift 6, Jay 1, Stonechat 1, Tree Pipit 1 open area off Collis Tram. Roe Deer 1.

Martin Warne, Helen Kirk, Ian McDonald 16/05/2018 Shoveler 5, Tufted Duck 10, Little Grebe 1, Marsh Harrier 4, Buzzard 1, Hobby 5, Water Rail 1, Oystercatcher 2 West side Pools, Cuckoo 2, Swift 67, Swallow 12, House Martin 8, Stonechat 2, Bullfinch 1. Red Deer 6.

David Slack 15/05/2018 Greylag Goose (domestic) 4, Shoveler 6, Tufted Duck 2, Marsh Harrier 5, Kestrel 2, Hobby 8, Black-headed Gull 280, Stonechat 1, Reed Bunting 4. Adder 1.

Martin Warne, Helen Kirk 14/05/2018 Tufted Duck 4, Marsh Harrier 4, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 2, Hobby 1, Water Rail 2, Cuckoo 2, Sedge Warbler 2, Yellowhammer 2.

Peter Hinks, Michael Williams 14/05/2018 Shoveler 6, Tufted Duck 4, Grey Partridge 2 Red House Farm, Marsh Harrier 8, Buzzard 5, Hobby 9, Lapwing 4, Cuckoo 3, Tawny Owl 1 Will Pits, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Willow Tit 1 Will Pits, Cetti's Warbler 1, Treecreeper 1 Will Pits. Red Deer 3, Brown Hare 2.

Peter Hinks, Simone Maw, Michael Williams 12/05/2018 Gadwall 4, Teal 4, Mallard 1 female with 6 young, Shoveler 10, Tufted Duck 4, Grey Partridge 2 Red House Farm, Grey Heron 1, Little Grebe 2, Marsh Harrier 8, Buzzard 1, Turtle Dove 1 Will Pits, Cuckoo 2, Swift 70, Skylark 2, Swallow 12, Yellow Wagtail 3, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2, Reed Bunting 8. Fox 1, Red Deer 1. Four-spot Chaser (photos x2 Michael Williams).

Bryan Wainwright 10/05/2018 Canada Goose 2, Wigeon 1 male, Tufted Duck 6, Marsh Harrier 6, Buzzard 1, Hobby 16, Cuckoo 2, Stonechat 3, Red Deer 25 Goole Moor.

Bryan Wainwright 09/05/2018 Greylag Goose (domestic) 50, Canada Goose 2, Shelduck 5, Grey Heron 1, Marsh Harrier 8, Buzzard 2, Kestrel 3, Hobby 12, Water Rail 1, Moorhen 2, Coot 6, Redshank 1, Cuckoo 3, Magpie 2, Jackdaw 4 over in pairs, Willow Tit 1 E end Goole Moor Tram, Garden Warbler 2.

Martin Warne 08/05/2018 Shelduck 1, Shoveler 7, Tufted Duck 4, Little Grebe 1, Marsh Harrier 3, Kestrel 2, Hobby 2, Redshank 1, Cuckoo 2, Sedge Warbler 2, Yellowhammer 1. Hairy Dragonfly 3, Blue-tailed Damselfly 1, Azure Damselfly 9.

Martin Warne, Helen Kirk 07/05/2018 Canada Goose 2, Shelduck 1, Shoveler 2, Tufted Duck 6, White Stork 1 as below, Marsh Harrier 4, Buzzard 2, Hobby 13, Water Rail 1, Turtle Dove 1, Cuckoo 3, Cetti`s Warbler 1, Willow Warbler 4, Blackcap 3, Garden Warbler 4, Common Whitethroat 5, Sedge Warbler 1, Wheatear 1 Bank Top, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2, Bullfinch 3, Yellowhammer 1. Hairy Dragonfly 3, Four spotted Chaser 217, Common Heath 1.

Bryan Wainwright, David Smith 07/05/2018 Tufted Duck 19, WHITE STORK 1 circling over us at Will Pits 14.10 to 14.20 gaining height and then heading SSE no rings on legs (DS, BPW and from Blue bridge directed by phone Martin Warne, Helen Kirk and 2 others) 2nd record for Thorne Moors, Little Grebe 2, Marsh Harrier 6, Kestrel 5, Hobby 12, Water Rail 1, Moorhen 1, Coot 2, Turtle Dove 2 heard Green Belt, Cuckoo 2, Magpie 4. Red Deer 2. Grass Snake 1 swam across flooded bit of road on E W section, Adder 2 on road.

Martin Warne 06/05/2018 Shelduck 3, Shoveler 10, Tufted Duck 13, Little Grebe 2, Marsh Harrier 3, Buzzard 3, Kestrel 1, Hobby 4, Water Rail 2, Coot 2, Chiffchaff 6, Willow Warbler 7, Blackcap 2, Garden Warbler 2, Common Whitethroat 4, Grasshopper Warbler 5, Sedge Warbler 4 . Bee Fly (1st & 2nd photo), Hairy Dragonfly 1 MMT (3 rd photo x1, Four spotted Chaser 41 (4th & 5th photo x2), Large Red Damselfly 502.

Bryan Wainwright 06/05/2018 Four routes surveyed: Goole Moor Tram, Shoulder o' Mutton Tram, Middle Moor Tram, Eastern Boundary Tram. Only totals for males given; sexes same in species were divided by 2 (unless singing). Greylag Goose (domestic) 11, Canada Goose 1, Shelduck 2, Gadwall 5, Teal 3, Mallard 17, Shoveler 13, Tufted Duck 3, Pheasant 3, Marsh Harrier 8, Water Rail 3, Moorhen 1, Coot 2, Snipe 1 flushed from E boundary, Redshank 3, Woodpigeon 9, Cuckoo 4, Magpie 1, Carrion Crow 4, Blue Tit 3, Great Tit, Cetti's Warbler 1, Long-tailed Tit 1, Chiffchaff 2, Willow Warbler 37, Blackcap 8, Garden Warbler 1, Whitethroat 23, Grasshopper Warbler 2, Sedge Warbler 19, Reed Warbler 18, Wren 23, Stonechat 2, Meadow Pipit 7, Chaffinch 11, Goldfinch 1, Linnet 14, Yellowhammer 8, Reed Bunting 64. Roe Deer 2. Orange Tip Elmhirst Tram, Large White 1 E Boundary.

Bev Baxter 05/05/2018 Chiffchaff 1, Blackcap 1, Whitethroat 3 (1 RT), Tree Sparrow 5 (3 RT), Chaffinch 3 (2 RT), Greenfinch 3 (1 RT), Goldfinch 26 (8 RT: 1 with a Brussels ring), Linnet 12 (2 RT).

Bryan Wainwright 05/05/2018 Canada Goose 5, Tufted Duck 8, Black-necked Grebe 2 Paraffin floods, Marsh Harrier 6, Buzzard 3, Kestrel 2, Hobby 10, Water Rail 1, Lapwing 4, Cuckoo 4, Swift 4, Jay 1, Blue Tit 2, Cetti's Warbler 2, Whinchat 1 female Creyke’s, Stonechat 2, Wheatear 2, Tree Sparrow 2, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1, Meadow Pipit 2, Reed Bunting 12. Roe Deer 5, Hare 1.

 

Ian McDonald 04/05/2018 Willow Tit 1, Cetti's Warbler 1, Reed Warbler 1, Whinchat 1 Middle Moor Tram.

Martin Warne 04/05/2018 Shelduck 2, Shoveler 4, Grey Partridge 1, Grey Heron 1, Marsh Harrier 2, Buzzard 2, Water Rail 1, Lapwing 1, Turtle Dove 2, Cuckoo 1, Tawny Owl 1, Jackdaw 1, Willow Tit 2, Cetti`s Warbler 1, Chiffchaff 7, Willow Warbler 8, Blackcap 8, Garden Warbler 3, Reed Warbler 3, Song Thrush 2, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1. Large Red Damselfly 408.

Bryan Wainwright 04/05/2018 Tufted Duck 8, Cormorant 2 W, Grey Heron 1, Little Grebe 1, Marsh Harrier 4, Water Rail 1, Redshank 3, Cuckoo 1, Jay 1, Jackdaw 1, Cetti's Warbler 1, Stonechat 1, Wheatear 1, Tree Sparrow 1, Yellow Wagtail 1, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1, Bullfinch 2, Yellowhammer 4,

Bryan Wainwright, Gary Featherstone, Bill Priestley 03/05/2018 Shelduck 3, Gadwall 8, Shoveler 12, Tufted Duck 8, Marsh Harrier 4, Sparrowhawk 1, Buzzard 2, Kestrel 2, Hobby 6, Redshank 1, Skylark 2, Cetti's Warbler 2, Wheatear 1, Yellow Wagtail 1, Yellowhammer 1.

Bryan Wainwright, David Blackham 02/05/2018 Shelduck 3, Shoveler 2, Tufted Duck 2, Marsh Harrier 2, Hobby 1, Water Rail 2 ran across flooded road, Black-headed Gull 300, Cuckoo 1, Jay 1, Wheatear 2 Fisons’ Road North. Roe Deer 1 male.

Steve Hiner 01/05/2018 Greylag Goose (domestic) 12, Shelduck 1, Gadwall 1, Teal 4, Mallard 4, Shoveler 6, Marsh Harrier 2 1 male, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 1, Hobby 1 middle moor, Moorhen 1, Coot 1, Black-headed Gull 58, Magpie 2, Carrion Crow 1, Sand Martin 5, Swallow 32, House Martin 15, Swift 7, Chiffchaff 2, Willow Warbler 5, Blackcap 1, Garden Warbler 1, Whitethroat 1, Sedge Warbler 1, Reed Warbler 1, Wren 1, Blackbird 1, Yellow Wagtail 3 Creyke's Gate. Water Vole 1 Goole Moor Tram.

Tom Lowe 01/05/2018 Greylag Goose (domestic) 26, Canada Goose 2, Shelduck 2, Mallard 12, Grey Heron 2, Marsh Harrier 7, Sparrowhawk 1, Buzzard 3, Kestrel 2, Hobby 2, Lapwing 9, Redshank 2, Cuckoo 1, Chiffchaff 2, Willow Warbler 15, Blackcap 4, Garden Warbler 2, Whitethroat 2, Yellow Wagtail 28, Linnet 48, Corn Bunting 6.

Gary Featherstone, Bill Priestley 01/05/2018 Shelduck 4, Gadwall 10, Shoveler 12, Tufted Duck 8, Marsh Harrier 5, Buzzard 1, Hobby 8, Lesser Black-backed Gull 1, Cuckoo 2, Swift 40, Jay 1, Sand Martin 5, Swallow 15, Cetti's Warbler 1, Chiffchaff 9, Willow Warbler 16, Blackcap 10, Garden Warbler 1, Whitethroat 8, Sedge Warbler 5, Song Thrush 1, Linnet 4.