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THORNE MOORS BIRDING BLOG 2019

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LATEST SIGHTINGS:

19/03/2019 Peter Hinks, John Dehaemers, Michael Williams Whooper Swan 202, Wigeon 2, Gadwall 38, Shoveler 49, Goosander 6, Marsh Harrier 6, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 2, Coot 5, Lapwing 2, Willow Tit 2, Skylark 2, Song Thrush 1, Stonechat 6, Lesser Redpoll 5, Yellowhammer 1, Reed Bunting 4. Red Deer 3♀.

19/03/2019 Bryan Wainwright Whooper Swan 210 on floods in 2 groups, Shoveler 37 Thousand Acre floods, Pochard 1 male W side, Goosander 1, Marsh Harrier 4, Buzzard 1. Roe Deer 3.

18/03/2019 Martin Warne, Helen Kirk in part Whooper Swan 12 early am (photo), flew off at dusk, Gadwall 26, Shoveler 2, Tufted Duck 2, Marsh Harrier 4, Buzzard 3, Kestrel 1, Water Rail 5, Short-eared Owl 1, Jay 3, Willow Tit 1, Long-tailed Tit 11 (photo), Chiffchaff 5, Stonechat 2, Meadow Pipit 4, Linnet 3, Lesser Redpoll 6, Reed Bunting 10. Brimstone 2, Peacock 3, Orange Underwing 4. Mining Bee (photo x2).

18/03/2019 Bryan Wainwright Whooper Swan 12 Paraffin floods, Gadwall 12, Teal 20, Red Kite 1 over Paraffin going SW then soaring over Green Belt, Marsh Harrier 6, Water Rail 1, Moorhen 1, Lapwing 2, Short-eared Owl 1 W side Goole Moor perched, then flew caught and ate something then S, Cetti's Warbler 1, Meadow Pipit 2, Lesser Redpoll 2. Roe Deer 1. Common Frog 4 colonies, Inkle Flatts a bucket of spawn other scattered bits, Goole Moor Tram E end some spawn and frogs, road near blue bridge lots of frogs.

17/03/2019 Bryan Wainwright, Jim Snowdon, Richard Sprakes Greylag Goose Domestic 20, Canada Goose 4, Wigeon 2, Gadwall 14, Teal 16, Mallard 30, Shoveler 21, Tufted Duck 4, Goosander 4, Pheasant 13, Marsh Harrier 6, Buzzard 3, Kestrel 2, Peregrine 1 W of Will Pits, Lapwing 5, Green Sandpiper 1, Herring Gull 7 W, Great Black-backed Gull 2 W, Black-headed Gull 180 Paraffin floods, Stock Dove 4, Woodpigeon 150, Collared Dove 2 Creyke’s Sidings, Magpie 2, Carrion Crow 40, Goldcrest 1, Skylark 4, Cetti's Warbler 1, Blackbird 2, Fieldfare 11, Stonechat 6, Meadow Pipit 3, Chaffinch 5, Linnet 30 NW fields, Lesser Redpoll 2, Yellowhammer 2, Reed Bunting 14. Roe Deer 3. Footnote: A Short-eared Owl came from W (maybe from River Don meadows) and passed over the meadows behind my house in Moorends (about 1.5 km from moors) and headed to moors at 18.05.

16/03/2019 Martin Warne Gadwall 51, Teal 24, Shoveler 1, Marsh Harrier 4, Kestrel 1, Merlin 1, Peregrine 1, Lapwing 1, Redshank 1 Paraffin Pools, Black-headed Gull 222 Paraffin Pools, Meadow Pipit 3, Linnet 1.

 

16/03/2019 Bryan Wainwright Greylag Goose Domestic 30, Canada Goose 2, Gadwall 17, Teal 12, Mallard 28, Shoveler 8, Tufted Duck 6, Goosander 2, Marsh Harrier 6, Lapwing 5, Black-headed Gull 150 Paraffin prospecting, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Magpie 1, Skylark 1, Wren 7, Blackbird 2, Song Thrush 2, Stonechat 1, Dunnock 4, Lesser Redpoll 2, Bullfinch 2, Reed Bunting 10. Red Deer 2 males, Roe Deer 2.

15/03/2019 Bryan Wainwright Canada Goose 20, Tufted Duck 6, Marsh Harrier 4, Water Rail 1. American Mink 1 boldly 3m away in ditch Will Pits.

14/03/2019 Bryan Wainwright Marsh Harrier 4, Kestrel 3, Stonechat 1, Yellowhammer 1. Red Deer 5, Roe Deer 3.

13/03/2019 Martin Warne, Helen Kirk, Ian McDonald Marsh Harrier 1, Kestrel 1, Barn Owl 1, Willow Tit 1, Skylark 3, Long-tailed Tit 1, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1, Lesser Redpoll 2, Bullfinch 1, Yellowhammer 1. Orange Underwing 1.

13/03/2019 Tom Lowe Pink-footed Goose 1, Greylag Goose Domestic 130, Canada Goose 2, Teal 40, Mallard 50, Grey Partridge 2, White-tailed Eagle 1 immature low N over Goole Moor at 13.05 then high NNE over Swinefleet Warping Drain at 13.15 (photos x2) 2nd record for Thorne Moors (1st for Hatfield Moors), Marsh Harrier 7, Hen Harrier 2s Goole Moor, Buzzard 4, Kestrel 2, Lapwing 7, Barn Owl 1, Lesser Redpoll 40 W end Goole Moor, Common Redpoll (Mealy) 2. This is the bird seen at Lound (Idle Valley) earlier in the week, it roosted on Humberhead Peatlands National Nature Reserve; Hatfield Moors yesterday and was seen today there before heading N. Eventually seen at Blacktoft Sands RSPB Reserve. Do not fret for your host BPW saw it on Hatfield Moors (found there by John Wozencroft) and is my 221 species for the reserve.

12/03/2019 Martin Warne Marsh Harrier 4, Hen Harrier 1, Buzzard 4, Kestrel 2, Merlin 1/immature, Coot 3, Woodcock 1, Goldcrest 1, Fieldfare 49, Stonechat 3.

12/03/2019 David Blackham, Ed Hen Harrier 1 floods, Merlin 1/immature.

11/03/2019 Martin Warne, Helen Kirk Shelduck 2, Shoveler 7, Marsh Harrier 2, Buzzard 2, Kestrel 1, Lapwing 6, Barn Owl 1, Short-eared Owl 2, Skylark 2, Stonechat 5, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1, Lesser Redpoll 50. Orange Underwing 3.

06/03/2019 Bev Baxter Ringing Top House Farm Blue Tit 2, Chiffchaff 1, Wren 1, House Sparrow 1, Chaffinch 9, Goldfinch 4, Linnet 4, Yellowhammer 6, Reed Bunting 15.

07/03/2019 Martin Warne Gadwall 37, Shoveler 8, Tufted Duck 8, Goosander 12, Marsh Harrier 2, Hen Harrier 1, Collared Dove 1, Willow Tit 1, Greenfinch 1.

06/03/2019 Martin Warne, Helen Kirk, Ian McDonald Gadwall 40, Teal 38, Shoveler 3, Tufted Duck 6, Goosander 4, Marsh Harrier 3, Sparrowhawk 1, Kestrel 1, Water Rail 2, Coot 1, Lapwing 22, Curlew 1, Barn Owl 1, Willow Tit 1, Skylark 2, Cetti`s Warbler 1, Long-tailed Tit 2, Chiffchaff 1, Redwing 8, Bullfinch 3.

05/03/2019 Peter Hinks, Michael Williams, Martin Carroll Greylag Goose Domestic 10, Gadwall 36, Teal 20, Mallard 70, Shoveler 35, Goosander 5, Pheasant 4, Marsh Harrier 8, Hen Harrier 1, Buzzard 2, Kestrel 3, Peregrine 1, Water Rail 1, Coot 2, Snipe 1, Woodpigeon 100, Collared Dove 2, Magpie 1, Carrion Crow 15, Goldcrest 1, Blue Tit 8, Great Tit 6, Willow Tit 2, Skylark 1, Long-tailed Tit 5, Treecreeper 1, Wren 9, Blackbird 3, Robin 7, Stonechat 4, Dunnock 2, Chaffinch 7, Lesser Redpoll 4, Bullfinch 1, Reed Bunting 6. Roe Deer 4.

05/03/2019 Martin Warne Teal 30, Marsh Harrier 4, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 1, Goldcrest 3, Willow Tit 1, Long-tailed Tit 3, Lesser Redpoll 102.

04/03/2019 Martin Warne, Helen Kirk Gadwall 55, Teal 45, Shoveler 32, Tufted Duck 1, Marsh Harrier 6, Hen Harrier 1, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 1, Water Rail 1, Lapwing 1, Snipe 1, Barn Owl 1, Short-eared Owl 1, Jay 1, Chiffchaff 1, Stonechat 5.

03/03/2019 Martin Warne Gadwall 36, Teal 15, Shoveler 29, Tufted Duck 2, Goosander 20, Marsh Harrier 2, Kestrel 1, Water Rail 1, Lapwing 4, Snipe 1, Barn Owl 1, Jay 1, Skylark 3, Cetti`s Warbler 1, Stonechat 2.

02/03/2019 Bryan Wainwright, Gary Featherstone, Bill Priestley Greylag Goose Domestic 15, Gadwall 37, Teal 30, Mallard 25, Shoveler 25, Tufted Duck 11, Goosander 8, Marsh Harrier 6, Buzzard 2, Merlin 1 Juvenile chasing Skylark high over Goole Fields, which it didn’t get, Moorhen 2, Lapwing 18, Black-headed Gull 14, Barn Owl 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Magpie 3, Carrion Crow 48, Skylark 2, Cetti's Warbler 2, Chiffchaff 2, Song Thrush 1, Stonechat 2, Dunnock 1, Tree Sparrow 1 Swinefleet gate. Roe Deer 1.

01/03/2019 Martin Warne, Helen Kirk in part Gadwall 35, Teal 61, Shoveler 65, Tufted Duck 17, Goosander 4, Little Grebe 1, Marsh Harrier 4, Hen Harrier 1, Water Rail 4, Moorhen 2, Lapwing 52, Barn Owl 1, Short-eared Owl 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Goldcrest 3, Willow Tit 2, Skylark 3, Cetti`s Warbler 2, Long-tailed Tit 17, Stonechat 1, Lesser Redpoll 12, Reed Bunting 8. Water Vole 1.

01/03/2019 Bev Baxter Ringing Top House Farm Greenfinch 1, Goldfinch 3, Linnet 8, Yellowhammer 1, Reed Bunting 12.

01/03/2019 Bryan Wainwright Greylag Goose Domestic 13, Gadwall 40, Teal 50, Mallard 35, Shoveler 46, Tufted Duck 13, Goosander 6, Marsh Harrier 6, Buzzard 1, Coot 1, Lapwing 18, Snipe 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Jay 2, Willow Tit 1 Will Pits Scrape, Cetti's Warbler 1, Chiffchaff 1 singing Will Pits, Song Thrush 1, Stonechat 2, Dunnock 2, Meadow Pipit 3, Lesser Redpoll 110 Goole Moor, Bullfinch 2, Yellowhammer 2, Reed Bunting 3. Roe Deer 3.