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.

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

LATEST SIGHTINGS:

Peter Hinks, Madge Beevers, Simone Maw 19/09/2018 Pink-footed Goose 120 E side, Marsh Harrier 2, Sparrowhawk 1 Will Pits, Kestrel 1 Swinefleet gate, Hobby 2 N end Crowle Moor, Lesser Black-backed Gull 70. Fox 1 Swinefleet & Reedness fields.

Gary Featherstone, Bill Priestley 18/09/2018 Pink-footed Goose 250, Gadwall 8, Teal 60, Mallard 300, Grey Heron 7, Marsh Harrier 3, Crane 4, Ruff 2, Willow Tit 1, Swallow 9, House Martin 4, Long-tailed Tit 6, Chiffchaff 5, Wheatear 1, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1.

Bryan Wainwright 17/09/2018 Kestrel 2, Hobby 1, Crane 6 adults, Snipe 4, Swallow 14. Frog 10.

David Slack 17/09/2018 Pink-footed Goose 145, Teal 38, Mallard 15, Shoveler 1, Marsh Harrier 3, Hobby 1, Peregrine 1 W side, Crane 2, Snipe 6, Swallow 11, House Martin 22, Stonechat 3, Goldfinch 5. Red Deer 3 full antlers, Brown Hare 1.

Bryan Wainwright 18/09/2018 Pink-footed Goose 300, Grey Heron 7 together W side, Kestrel 3, Crane 6 adults, Swallow 12.

Bev Baxter ringing Top House Farm 17/09/2018 Willow Warbler 1, Tree Sparrow 6, Meadow Pipit 12, Goldfinch 18, Reed Bunting 1.

Bryan Wainwright 16/09/2018 Pink-footed Goose 83, Greylag Goose (domestic) 50, Canada Goose 10, Wigeon 1, Teal 144, Mallard 50, Shoveler 10, Grey Heron 1, Little Grebe 1, Marsh Harrier 3, Buzzard 3, Kestrel 2, Hobby 2, Peregrine 1 adult male W side, Water Rail 1, Water Rail 1, Crane 2 Goole Moor then W, Lapwing 12, Snipe 26, Lesser Black-backed Gull 180, Herring Gull 1, Stock Dove 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Jay 2, Carrion Crow 20, Sand Martin 1, Swallow 4, House Martin 180, Long-tailed Tit 8, Chiffchaff 2, Mistle Thrush 4, Goldfinch 2, Siskin 1, Yellowhammer 7, Reed Bunting 8. Roe Deer 3. Common Blue 1, Small Copper 4.

 

Martin Warne 16/09/2018 Pink-footed Goose 14, Wigeon 1, Teal 46, Marsh Harrier 3, Kestrel 2, Merlin 1 , Green Woodpecker 1, Jay 1, Swallow 15, Chiffchaff 6, Treecreeper 1, Stonechat 1, Meadow Pipit 7, Linnet 3, Bullfinch 4. Small Copper 2, Hornet 3 (photo x2), Hairy Shieldbug (photo x3).

Bev Baxter ringing Top House Farm 15/09/2018 Chiffchaff 1, Meadow Pipit 43, Chaffinch 2, Goldfinch 54, Linnet 1, Reed Bunting 9.

Des Parmenter 15/09/2018 Peregrine 1, Greenshank 1, RAVEN 1 flew at tree height at close range NW over blue bridge (Middle Moor Tram at road) calling constantly at 10.15 A NEW SPECIES FOR THORNE MOORS (240), Willow Tit 2, Spotted Flycatcher 1 Will Pits, Corn Bunting 1 Crowle Moor near car park.

Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley 15/09/2018 Pink-footed Goose 70, Greylag Goose (domestic) 10, Canada Goose 3, Gadwall 4, Teal 80, Mallard 40, Shoveler 7, Tufted Duck 2, Grey Heron 1, Little Grebe 1, Marsh Harrier 3, Buzzard 2, Kestrel 2, Hobby 1, Water Rail 1, Crane 2 heard, Lapwing 120, Snipe 20, Lesser Black-backed Gull 200, Herring Gull 1, Swift 1 with House Martins, Green Woodpecker 1, Jay 6, Carrion Crow 12, Blue Tit 8, Great Tit 14, Willow Tit 1, Sand Martin 1, Swallow 20, House Martin 90, Cetti's Warbler 2, Chiffchaff 9, Blackcap 4 all s, Blackbird 6, Song Thrush 1, Robin 8, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 6, Meadow Pipit 4, Chaffinch 10, Goldfinch 3, Siskin 2, Bullfinch 4, Yellowhammer 1, Reed Bunting 16. Roe Deer 7, Grey Squirrel 1 Bank Top near Swinefleet gate. Frog 2 Blackwater Dike. Comma 1.

Martin Warne, Helen Kirk 14/09/2018 Pink-footed Goose 38, Little Grebe 1, Marsh Harrier 2, Sparrowhawk 2, Kestrel 1, Hobby 1, Snipe 5, Green Sandpiper 1, Jay 1, Swallow 7, House Martin 111, Chiffchaff 3, Meadow Pipit 3. Small Copper 1.

Bev Baxter ringing Top House Farm 13/09/2018 Chiffchaff 1, Blackcap 2, Tree Sparrow 4, Meadow Pipit 33, Goldfinch 66, Reed Bunting 7.

Bryan Wainwright, Alan Hobson 14/09/2018 Pink-footed Goose 22, Greylag Goose (domestic) 300, Wigeon 2, Gadwall 6, Teal 30, Mallard 110, Grey Heron 1, Little Grebe 1, Marsh Harrier 4, Sparrowhawk 1, Buzzard 2, Kestrel 3, Hobby 3, Crane 2, Lapwing 52, Snipe 14, Lesser Black-backed Gull 40, Stock Dove 1, Woodpigeon 20, Swift 1 with House Martins, Jay 5, Carrion Crow 10, Blue Tit 10, Great Tit 6, Swallow 10, House Martin 80, Cetti's Warbler 2, Long-tailed Tit 2, Blackcap 2 a and juvenile, Treecreeper 1, Blackbird 1, Stonechat 6, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 3, Meadow Pipit 27, Chaffinch 5, Goldfinch 2, Linnet 18, Reed Bunting 8. Red Deer 2. Smooth Newt 1 young half way down Blackwater Dike.

Tom Lowe 12/09/2018 Pink-footed Goose 44, Marsh Harrier 6, Sparrowhawk 2, Buzzard 4, Kestrel 6 (top photo), Hobby 3 (lower photo), Peregrine 1 juvenile , Crane 4, Lesser Black-backed Gull 850, Yellow-legged Gull 16, Herring Gull 3, Swallow 50, Meadow Pipit 300 mostly S.

Adrian Scutt 13/09/2018 Pink-footed Goose 42, Wigeon 4, Pintail 2, Marsh Harrier 3, Hobby 1, Willow Tit 2 heard, Cetti's Warbler 2 heard, Blackcap 1. Frog 3 yearlings Will Pits Scrape.

Irvin Payne 12/09/2018 Greylag Goose (domestic) 86, Canada Goose 18, Gadwall 2, Teal 80, Shoveler 1, Little Grebe 3, Marsh Harrier 4, Sparrowhawk 2, Buzzard 3, Kestrel 4, Hobby 3, Crane 2, Lapwing 12, Snipe 6, Swift 1, Swallow 20, House Martin 30, Chiffchaff 2, Stonechat 1, Meadow Pipit 2, Linnet 20, Reed Bunting 14. Red Deer 2, Roe Deer 2.

Martin Warne, Ian McDonald 12/09/2018 Canada Goose 18, Marsh Harrier 2, Sparrowhawk 1, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 3, Hobby 1, Snipe 6, Green Sandpiper 1, Green Woodpecker 1 Green Belt, Jay 2, Swallow 20, House Martin 10, Chiffchaff 5, Stonechat 2, Meadow Pipit 13. Common Frog 10. Fox Moth larva 1, Hornet 1.

Gary Featherstone, Bill Priestley 12/09/2018 Canada Goose 47, Wigeon 2, Teal 100, Little Grebe 1, Marsh Harrier 3, Buzzard 3, Hobby 3, Crane 2, Lapwing 40, Ruff 1, Snipe 3, Greenshank, Jay 2, Willow Tit 2, Sand Martin 2, Swallow 20, House Martin 40, Cetti's Warbler 1, Chiffchaff 5, Blackcap 3, Stonechat 1, Meadow Pipit 4, Goldfinch 7, Bullfinch 1, Reed Bunting 20. Red Deer 7.

Bryan Wainwright, Ed 11/09/2018 Greylag Goose (domestic) 30, Canada Goose 10, Teal 50, Mallard 20, Marsh Harrier 2, Sparrowhawk 3, Buzzard 2, Hobby 1 juvenile, Kestrel 2, Snipe 1, Lesser Black-backed Gull 5, Stock Dove 2, Woodpigeon 20, Turtle Dove 1 on track towards Swinefleet gate, Skylark 1, Swallow 6, House Martin 4, Meadow Pipit 2, Goldfinch 8.

Bryan Wainwright 09/09/2018 Pink-footed Goose 14, Teal 130, Mallard 124, Shoveler 8, Grey Partridge 6 attacked by Buzzard which grabbed one but could not keep hold Creyke’s Sidings, Buzzard 1 Creyke’s Sidings, Sparrowhawk 1♂ 1♀, Hobby 2 an adult and juvenile separately, Crane 2, Lapwing 18, Snipe 8, Lesser Black-backed Gull 300, Blue Tit 4, Great Tit 4, Swallow 20, House Martin 40, Treecreeper 1, Meadow Pipit 1. Red Deer 3, Roe Deer 3.

Bev Baxter ringing Top House Farm 08/09/2018 Lesser Black-backed Gull 1, Chiffchaff 3, Meadow Pipit 4, Chaffinch 2, Greenfinch 2, Goldfinch 44.

Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley 08/09/2018 Teal 80, Mallard 150, Sparrowhawk 1, Dunlin 1, Snipe 8, Lesser Black-backed Gull 600, Yellow-legged Gull 2, Red Deer 4, Roe Deer 4.

Martin Warne, Helen Kirk 07/09/2018 Teal 180, Marsh Harrier 2, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 1, Hobby 1, Peregrine 1 female diving for Teal on Paraffin Pools, Snipe 3, Sand Martin 1, Swallow 30, House Martin 20.

Ray Priestley, Diane Priestley 07/09/2018 Peregrine 1, Crane 1, Swift 1, Spotted Flycatcher 1 Will Pits.

Bryan Wainwright, Steve Hiner WeBs 07/09/2018 Greylag Goose (domestic) 59, Teal 202, Mallard 336, Shoveler 9, Grey Heron 1 Bells, Little Grebe 4, Marsh Harrier 5 perched in bushes and harassing a perched Buzzard, Buzzard 2, Kestrel 1 Bank Top, Crane 6 adults roaming, Lapwing 1, Snipe 47, Green Woodpecker 1, Jay 2 Bell's, Willow Tit 3, 1 Green Belt, 2 Woodpecker Corner, Sand Martin 4, Swallow 62, House Martin 108, Long-tailed Tit 7 Durham’s, Chiffchaff 1, Wren 1 Green Belt, Grey Wagtail 1 Bells (SH), Meadow Pipit 2, Yellowhammer 1, Reed Bunting 6. Red Deer 8 Will Pits, Fox 1 W side Goole Moor.

Tom Lowe 06/09/2018 Marsh Harrier 1, Buzzard 3, Kestrel 5, Lesser Black-backed Gull 1200, Yellow-legged Gull 34 (photo), Herring Gull 18, Great Black-backed Gull 2, Yellow Wagtail 1, Corn Bunting 3.

Bryan Wainwright 06/09/2018 Pink-footed Goose 14, Greylag Goose (domestic) 100, Teal 50, Mallard 30, Little Egret 1 off from Paraffin floods, Grey Heron 1 off from Paraffin floods, Marsh Harrier 1, Hobby 1, Lapwing 2, Snipe 1, Swift 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2, Jay 1, Sand Martin 4, Swallow 100, House Martin 40, Chiffchaff 1, Blackbird 2, Song Thrush 1, Spotted Flycatcher 1, Yellow Wagtail 2, Meadow Pipit 2, Goldfinch 6, Siskin 4 Will Pits, Bullfinch 2, Yellowhammer 1, Reed Bunting 14. Red Deer 7, Roe Deer 4. Frog 2. Hornet 3.

Martin Warne 06/09/2018 Marsh Harrier 4, Sparrowhawk 1, Kestrel 1, Snipe 19, Curlew 1, Green Sandpiper 2, Willow Tit 1, Swallow 376, House Martin 4, Chiffchaff 5, Willow Warbler 1 singing Blue Bridge, Blackcap 2, male and female, Sedge Warbler 1, Mistle Thrush 1, Pied Wagtail 2 (yarrellii), Meadow Pipit 6, Siskin 1. Hornet 1, Red Admiral 1, Roe Deer 8.

Bev Baxter, Ron Moat ringing Top House Farm 05/09/2018 Tree Sparrow 25, Meadow Pipit 6, Linnet 5, Goldfinch 68, Reed Bunting 7.

Martin Warne, Helen Kirk 05/09/2018 Marsh Harrier 4, Hen Harrier 1 ringtail 10:25 BB & 18:20 SOM, Hobby 1, Snipe 28, Green Sandpiper 3, Goldcrest 1, Swallow c600 through site during day, House Martin 40, Yellow Wagtail 1, Meadow Pipit 2, Bullfinch 1, Fox Moth 1 caterpillar.

Martin Warne 04/09/2018 Marsh Harrier 2, Buzzard 1, Crane 4, Snipe 6, Green Sandpiper 3, Swift 1, Swallow 254, House Martin 29, Yellow Wagtail 1, Meadow Pipit 1, Roe Deer 1.

Gary Featherstone, Bill Priestley 05/09/2018 Pink-footed Goose 14, Wigeon 2, Teal 100, Mallard 150, Shoveler 6, Marsh Harrier 2, Sparrowhawk 1, Hobby 1, Crane 4 or more, Snipe 8, Curlew 1, Greenshank 1, Lesser Black-backed Gull 12, Swift 1, Green Woodpecker 1, Jackdaw 1, Sand Martin 20, Swallow 100, House Martin 200, Cetti's Warbler 1, Chiffchaff 3, Whitethroat 2, Reed Warbler 2, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 3, Bullfinch 2.

Bryan Wainwright 05/09/2018 Greylag Goose (domestic) 200, Marsh Harrier 1 male, Hobby 1 juvenile on peat W side, Water Rail 1, Crane 2, Snipe 1, Willow Tit 2 Will Pits, Swallow 80, House Martin 10, Treecreeper 1, Goldfinch 40. Red Deer 7, Roe Deer 2.

Martin Warne, Helen Kirk 03/09/2018 Greylag Goose (domestic) 300, Canada Goose 5, Tufted Duck 1, Little Grebe 1, Marsh Harrier 3, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 1, Hobby 1, Snipe 20, Curlew 1, Green Sandpiper 3, Greenshank 2, Willow Tit 3, Green Woodpecker 1 Crowle Moor, Jay 3, Cetti`s Warbler 1, Chiffchaff 13, Stonechat 5, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2, Bullfinch 3. Smooth Newt 1, Roe Deer 4, Small Copper 3.

Bryan Wainwright 02/09/2018 Greylag Goose (domestic) 180, Canada Goose 19, Teal 140, Mallard 80, Grey Heron 1, Buzzard 2, Hobby 1, Crane 6, Ringed Plover 1 over calling, Lapwing 20, Snipe 2, Lesser Black-backed Gull 700 mainly, Great Black-backed Gull 1 adult floods, Blackcap 2, Whitethroat 3, Stonechat 5, Bullfinch 3. Red deer 2, Roe Deer 2.

Bernard and Maureen Featherstone 01/09/2018 Mallard 1, Marsh Harrier 1 male, Lapwing 8, Ruff 3, Green Woodpecker 1, Jay 2, Swallow 2. Wood Mouse 1. Grass Snake 2 (1 a juvenile), Adder 1 dead. Frog 5 small. Southern Hawker 6, Migrant Hawker 4, many Common and Black Darter, Ruddy Darter 2. Tansy, Lesser Stitchwort, Yellow Fleabane, Musk-Mallow, Red Bartsia.

Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley 01/09/2018 Greylag Goose (domestic) 180, Canada Goose 18, Wigeon 1, Gadwall 1, Teal 60, Mallard 70, Shoveler 10, Tufted Duck 1 female, Grey Heron 2, Marsh Harrier 2, Buzzard 4, Kestrel 1, Hobby 4, Moorhen 2, Crane 4, Lapwing 110, Snipe 25, Green Sandpiper 1, Lesser Black-backed Gull 25, Green Woodpecker 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Magpie 6, Jay 3, Carrion Crow 20, Blue Tit 4, Willow Tit 2 Inkle Moor, Sand Martin 2, Swallow 6, House Martin 3, Long-tailed Tit 1, Chiffchaff 6, Garden Warbler 1 Inkle Moor, Treecreeper 1, Wren 4, Blackbird 6, Spotted Flycatcher 1 near Swinefleet gate, Robin 4, Stonechat 1, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1. Roe Deer 11.