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THORNE MOORS BIRDING BLOG 2019

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LATEST SIGHTINGS:

22/05/2019 Martin Warne, Helen Kirk, Ian McDonald Shelduck 2, Little Grebe 1, Marsh Harrier 4, Hobby 5, Redshank 1, Cuckoo 3, Stonechat 1, Yellowhammer 1.

22/05/2019 Bryan Wainwright Breeding bird surveys on 4 routes (combined totals): Goole Moor Tram, Shoulder o’ Mutton Tram, Middle Moor Tram, Eastern Boundary Tram. Greylag Goose Domestic 10, Canada Goose 2, Shelduck 4, Gadwall 6, Teal 4, Mallard 11, Shoveler 3, Tufted Duck 2, Cormorant 2 over, Marsh Harrier 3, Kestrel 1, Water Rail 3, Moorhen 1, Lapwing 8, Snipe 5, Redshank 2, Woodpigeon 16, Cuckoo 6, Swift 2, Magpie 1, Carrion Crow 10, Blue Tit 2, Swallow 3, Cetti's Warbler 2, Chiffchaff 5, Willow Warbler 45, Blackcap 4, Garden Warbler 2, Whitethroat 29, Grasshopper Warbler 1, Sedge Warbler 14, Reed Warbler 28, Wren 21, Blackbird 1, Robin 10, Stonechat 8 (2 families had fledged young of 2 and 3), Meadow Pipit 5, Chaffinch 9, Linnet 15, Yellowhammer 11, Reed Bunting 38. Roe Deer 6, Grey Squirrel 1 Creyke’s.

20/05/2019 David Slack and others Shelduck 1, Marsh Harrier 4 (2s), Hobby 24, Redshank 1, Cuckoo 4, Swift 3, Sand Martin 6, Wren 1, Stonechat 2, Meadow Pipit 4, Reed Bunting 3.

21/05/2019 Martin Warne, Steve Hiner Shelduck 4, Marsh Harrier 3, Hobby 2, Redshank 2, Cuckoo 2, Song Thrush 1, Mistle Thrush 2, Stonechat 4, Yellowhammer 1. Small Copper 7, Azure Damselfly 15, Hairy Dragonfly 1, Four-spotted Chaser 45, Black-tailed Skimmer 2.

21/05/2019 Peter Hinks, Brian Smith and others Shelduck 2, Marsh Harrier 3, Buzzard 2, Kestrel 2, Hobby 7, Cuckoo 3, Cetti's Warbler 1, Yellow Wagtail 3. Brimstone 5, Small Copper 5, Wall 1, Four-spotted Chaser 100, Hairy Dragonfly 3.

18/05/2019 Bryan Wainwright, Richard Sprakes, Bill Priestley Hobby, 1 Bearded Tit 1.

17/05/2019 Bryan Wainwright, Steve Hiner WeBs Greylag Goose Domestic 134, Shelduck 1, Gadwall 2, Teal 14 3 adults & 9 ducklings Elmhirst Boundary Drain, Mallard 23, Shoveler 10, Tufted Duck 7, Marsh Harrier 5, Sparrowhawk 1, Buzzard 1, Hobby 1, Moorhen 2, Coot 6, Lapwing 4, Redshank 1, Woodpigeon 4, Turtle Dove 2 Green Belt, Cuckoo 3, Swift 29, Jay 2, Swallow 2, Cetti's Warbler 1, Chiffchaff 1, Willow Warbler 8, Blackcap 1, Whitethroat 5, Grasshopper Warbler 1, Sedge Warbler 3, Reed Warbler 1, Treecreeper 1, Wren 2, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1, Chaffinch 2, Bullfinch 3, Reed Bunting 1. Roe Deer 1, Water Vole 1.

17/05/2019 Gary Featherstone, Bill Priestley Shelduck 1, Gadwall 6, Shoveler 18, Tufted Duck 8, Little Grebe 1, Buzzard 2, Hobby 1, Cuckoo 5, Swift 150, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2, Swallow 20, House Martin 12, Cetti's Warbler 1, Chiffchaff 12, Willow Warbler 16, Blackcap 15, Garden Warbler 12, Whitethroat 14, Sedge Warbler 10, Reed Warbler 11, Song Thrush 2.

16/05/2019 Tom Lowe Pink-footed Goose 1, Greylag Goose Domestic 115, Teal 5, Garganey 2 a pair Goole Moor, Shoveler 3, Grey Partridge 2 Goole Fields, Little Grebe 1, Marsh Harrier 5, Kestrel 6, Red-footed Falcon 1 male, Hobby 29 in one sweep, Black-headed Gull 60, Barn Owl 1, Swift 300.

15/05/2019 Irvyn Payne Great Crested Grebe 1 Paraffin floods, Turtle Dove 1 colliery area.

12/05/2019 Angela Taylor Red-footed Falcon  photo.

12/05/2019 Bryan Wainwright, Richard Sprakes, David Hursthouse Little Grebe 1 Marsh Harrier 6, Buzzard 6, Kestrel 2, Red-footed Falcon 2♂s over road at Middle Moor Tram (‘blue bridge’), Hobby 31 a new moors (and County) record, Water Rail 1, Lapwing 6, Ringed Plover 1, Mediterranean Gull 1 first summer BH Gull colony at Paraffin floods, Lesser Black-backed Gull 3, Herring Gull 1, Little Gull 1 first summer Woodside and floods, Black-headed Gull 250, Cuckoo 4, Barn Owl 1 flying near Swinefleet old mill, Swift 80, Magpie 2, Jay 1, Jackdaw 2, Carrion Crow 15, Swallow 16, House Martin 3, Cetti's Warbler 1, Song Thrush 1, Mistle Thrush 2, Yellow Wagtail 1, Meadow Pipit 1, Goldfinch 4, Yellowhammer 1. Roe Deer 6.

11/05/2019 Bryan Wainwright, Gary Featherstone, Bill Priestley Shelduck 2, Tufted Duck 8, Red Kite 1 very high going S, Marsh Harrier 8, Buzzard 6, Hobby 14 at least, Lapwing 2, Redshank 2, Mediterranean Gull 1 first summer BH Gull colony at Paraffin floods, Little Gull 1 first summer Woodside and floods, Black-headed Gull 240, Tawny Owl 1, Swift 50, Bearded Tit 2 along road, Swallow 6, House Martin 1, Cetti's Warbler 1, Willow WarblerP.t.acredula Northern race along road. No green or yellow, pure white below, pale pink legs, long white supercilium, Grasshopper Warbler 1, Stonechat 1, Yellow Wagtail 2, Meadow Pipit 1, Goldfinch 4, Bullfinch 2. Roe Deer 4.

10/05/2019 Bryan Wainwright Will Pits wood survey: Greylag Goose Domestic 1, Teal 2, Mallard 3, Moorhen 3, Stock Dove 2, Woodpigeon 15, Barn Owl 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2, Jay 2, Carrion Crow 1, Blue Tit 4, Great Tit 12, Long-tailed Tit 4, Chiffchaff 11, Willow Warbler 24, Blackcap 16, Garden Warbler 8, Whitethroat 3, Sedge Warbler 1, Reed Warbler 4, Wren 18, Blackbird 6, Song Thrush 3, Robin 20, Dunnock 1, Chaffinch 10, Greenfinch 1, Goldfinch 1. Elsewhere: Shelduck 1, Redshank 2, Swift 80, Sand Martin 1, Swallow 12, House Martin 18. Red Deer 5, Roe Deer 10.

09/05/2019 Tom Lowe Pink-footed Goose 1, Greylag Goose Domestic 66, Shelduck 2, Mallard 8, Shoveler 4, Tufted Duck 2, Grey Heron 1, Marsh Harrier 9, Buzzard 3, Coot 2, Lapwing 12, Lesser Black-backed Gull 5, Cuckoo 2, Swift 400, Swallow 50, House Martin 30, Whinchat 1 Goole Moor, Stonechat 1, Wheatear 2, Yellow Wagtail 12, Reed Bunting 6. Red Deer 8.

09/05/2019 Gary Featherstone, Bill Priestley Gadwall 6, Shoveler 12, Tufted Duck 5, Grey Heron 1, Marsh Harrier 3, Cuckoo 4, Swift 70, Jay 1, House Martin 20, Cetti's Warbler 4, Chiffchaff 6, Willow Warbler 19, Blackcap 8, Garden Warbler 7, Whitethroat 16, Sedge Warbler 15, Reed Warbler 10, Song Thrush 3.

07/05/2019 Bryan Wainwright Breeding bird surveys on 4 routes (combined totals): Goole Moor Tram, Shoulder o’ Mutton Tram, Middle Moor Tram, Eastern Boundary Tram. Greylag Goose Domestic 32 (and 12 unfledged young to 2 pairs), Canada Goose 9, Shelduck 7, Gadwall 2, Teal 3, Mallard 24, Shoveler 4, Pheasant 3, Grey Heron 1, Marsh Harrier 8, Hobby 1, Water Rail 1, Moorhen 3, Snipe 1, Redshank 2, Stock Dove 2, Woodpigeon 3, Swift 120, Jay 1, Jackdaw 1, Carrion Crow 5, Blue Tit 1, Great Tit 3, Coal Tit 1, Skylark 1, Swallow 8, House Martin 6, Cetti's Warbler 1, Long-tailed Tit 1, Chiffchaff 1, Willow Warbler 44, Blackcap 3, Garden Warbler 7, Whitethroat 42, Grasshopper Warbler 2, Sedge Warbler 21, Reed Warbler 22, Wren 25, Blackbird 1, Song Thrush 2, Robin 9, Stonechat 8, Yellow Wagtail 1, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1, Meadow Pipit 5, Chaffinch 8, Goldfinch 3, Linnet 5, Yellowhammer 8, Reed Bunting 49. Red Deer 6, Roe Deer 8. Also saw Gannet immature over Thorne, Waterside going E.

07/05/2019 Steve Hiner White-tailed Eagle juvenile (3rd record for Thorne Moors), soaring high over centre of moors at 15.30 before heading ENE with wingspan twice that of Marsh Harrier soaring same height 50m away.

07/05/2019 Martin Warne, Steve Hiner Canada Goose 9, Shelduck 5, Marsh Harrier 4, Buzzard 2, Hobby 3, Cuckoo 4, Stonechat 4, Bullfinch 1, Yellowhammer 3. Photos (MW): Orange-Tip, Four-spotted Chaser.

06/05/2019 Martin Warne, Helen Kirk Canada Goose 1, Shelduck 2, Marsh Harrier 4, Buzzard 2, Osprey flew over moor North to South presumed same bird as yesterday (photo MW), Hobby 2, Redshank 3, Cuckoo 2, Grasshopper Warbler 1, Stonechat 1.

06/05/2019 Bryan Wainwright, Richard Sprakes (John Wozencroft, Lance Degnan in part) Shelduck 6, Shoveler 2, Tufted Duck 8, Little Grebe 1, Marsh Harrier 6, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 1, Hobby 6, Snipe 1, Lesser Black-backed Gull 2, Swift 200, Swallow 10, House Martin 10, Cetti's Warbler 2, Grasshopper Warbler 1, Treecreeper 1. Roe Deer 4.

05/05/2019 Tom Lowe Pink-footed Goose 1, Greylag Goose Domestic 176 (5 unfledged young), Mallard 4, Shoveler 3, Great White Egret 1 flew E over Goole Moor at 17.15, Marsh Harrier 2, Sparrowhawk 1, Red-footed Falcon 1 male, Hobby 3, Snipe 6 dusk high to NE, Lesser Black-backed Gull 7, Herring Gull 2, Cuckoo 2, Barn Owl 1, Short-eared Owl 1 Goole Fields in evening, Swift 600, House Martin 40, Whitethroat 5, Wheatear 3, Yellow Wagtail 22. Red Deer 6, Roe deer 5, Hare 16.

05/05/2019 Martin Warne (Bryan Wainwright, Richard Sprakes, Lance Degnan, John Wozencroft in part) Canada Goose 2, Shelduck 3, Cormorant 1, Little Egret 1, Grey Heron 1, Little Grebe 1, Great Crested Grebe 1, Marsh Harrier 3, Osprey 1, Hobby 15, Peregrine 1, Curlew 1, Cuckoo 3 (photo), Swift 200 or more, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Swallow 100, House Martin 30, Cetti`s Warbler 1, Chiffchaff 6, Willow Warbler 16, Blackcap 2, Garden Warbler 2, Whitethroat 9, Grasshopper Warbler 1, Sedge Warbler 10, Reed Warbler 1, Stonechat 3, Wheatear 1 (photo). Photos: Cercopis vulnerata, Orangetip ovum.

03/05/2019 Martin Warne, Helen Kirk Canada Goose 1, Shelduck 3, Cormorant 1, Little Grebe 2, Marsh Harrier 2, Buzzard 2, Red-footed Falcon 1, Curlew 1, Redshank 1, Little Gull 1, Cuckoo 3, Swift 100, Jay 1, Swallow 150, House Martin 12, Chiffchaff 3, Willow Warbler 8, Blackcap 1, Garden Warbler 1, Whitethroat 5, Grasshopper Warbler 1, Sedge Warbler 12, Stonechat 4.

01/05/2019 Peter Hinks, Barry Kendall, Barry Thompson Gadwall 4, Shoveler 4, Tufted Duck 6, Little Grebe 1, Marsh Harrier 8, Buzzard 4, Red-footed Falcon 1 male, Hobby 10 or more, Coot 4, Lapwing 3, Little Gull 1 First-summer near Blue bridge on floods South of Fisons Road with 30 or 40 BHG, Cuckoo 3, Swift 1, Jay 2, Skylark 4, Chiffchaff 5, Willow Warbler 8, Blackcap 6, Whitethroat 12, Grasshopper Warbler 3, Sedge Warbler 7, Reed Warbler 5, Song Thrush 2, Yellow Wagtail 3, Yellowhammer 1, Reed Bunting 10. Hairy Dragonfly 1, Four-spotted Chaser 14.