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THORNE MOORS BIRDING BLOG 2020

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28/05/2020 Bryan Wainwright Little Ringed Plover 2, Lesser Whitethroat 1.

29/05/2020 Bryan Wainwright Little Ringed Plover 2, Turtle Dove 1, Lesser Whitethroat 1.

26/05/2020 David Slack Greylag Goose Domestic 6, Shelduck 1, Marsh Harrier 3, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 1, Hobby 8, Lapwing 22, Green Sandpiper 2, Black-headed Gull 6, Cuckoo 1, Swift 1, Stonechat 6, Wheatear 1, Meadow Pipit 4, Stonechat 6, Lapwing 22. Roe Deer 1.

24/05/2020 Bryan Wainwright Little Ringed Plover 2, Common Gull 1, Lesser Black-backed Gull 2, Turtle Dove 1, Cuckoo 1.

23/05/2020 Bryan Wainwright Bullfinch 1, Tufted Duck 2, Grey Heron 1, Marsh Harrier 4, Buzzard 2, Little Ringed Plover 2, Lapwing 6, Redshank 2, Swift 150, Jay 1, House Martin 1, Yellow Wagtail 2. Red Deer 2.

22/05/2020 Justin Parker Greylag Goose Domestic 14, Teal 1, Mallard 2, Shoveler 2, Pheasant 1, Little Grebe 1, Marsh Harrier 3, Kestrel 2, Hobby 4, Black-headed Gull 2, Woodpigeon 1, Cuckoo 2, Swift 32, Magpie 2, Jay 1, Carrion Crow 1, Blue Tit 1, Skylark 1, Sand Martin 1, Swallow 1, Chiffchaff 1, Willow Warbler 1, Blackcap 1, Garden Warbler 1, Whitethroat 1, Sedge Warbler 1, Reed Warbler 1, Wren 1, Song Thrush 1, Robin 1, Dunnock 1, Chaffinch 3, Goldfinch 1, Linnet 3, Yellowhammer 1, Reed Bunting 1.

22/05/2020 Bryan Wainwright Shelduck 1, Gadwall 10, Mallard 6, Tufted Duck 13, Marsh Harrier 4, Buzzard 4, Red-footed Falcon 1, Hobby 18, Little Ringed Plover 1, Lapwing 11, Redshank 2, Swift 20, Cetti's Warbler 2, Yellow Wagtail 2, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1, Bullfinch 1, Red Deer 2.

21/05/2020 John Durrant Nightjar 1 W side. The Red-footed Falcon was seen by one person early on, before it flew fast south.

21/05/2020 Bev Baxter Ringing Top House Farm Great Tit 1, Starling 3, Spotted Flycatcher 1, Chaffinch 1, Goldfinch 1, Yellowhammer 2.

19/05/2020 Bryan Wainwright Gadwall 6, Teal 2, Mallard 2, Marsh Harrier 2, Buzzard 2, Kestrel 1, Little Ringed Plover 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Lesser Whitethroat 1, Bullfinch 2. Roe Deer 1.

18/05/2020 Stuart Chester Red Kite 2 over, Red-footed Falcon 1 first summer central area, Hobby 8, Snipe 1 drumming near platform, Turtle Dove 1 colliery area, Cetti's Warbler 1.

18/05/2020 Martin McCallum Red-footed Falcon 1 first summer central area (also Rob Mellor), Snipe 1, Turtle Dove 2, Cuckoo 3.

17/05/2020 Bryan Wainwright Gadwall 4, Teal 2, Mallard 6, Shoveler 6, Marsh Harrier 2, Buzzard 1, Little Ringed Plover 1, Lapwing 9, Cuckoo 3, Swift 16, Skylark 19, Stonechat 20, Meadow Pipit 21, Yellowhammer 22.

Ringing news: Bev Baxter Goldfinch ringed Top House Farm 14.09.19 recovered 28.04.20 Borrowby, Thirsk, 227 days, 76 kms. Goldfinch ringed Top House Farm 24.03.19 controlled 13.04.20 Granplan RG 386 days 401 kms.

16/05/2020 Bryan Wainwright (about 7 other people present) Gadwall 4, Teal 4, Mallard 14, Tufted Duck 6, Marsh Harrier 6, Sparrowhawk 1, Buzzard 2, Kestrel 2, Red-footed Falcon 1 first summer still present, centre of moors, Hobby 4, Coot 2, Little Ringed Plover 3 W side pools, Lapwing 10, Redshank 3, Black-headed Gull 10, Cuckoo 4, Swift 90, Skylark 1, Swallow 4, House Martin 3, Cetti's Warbler 1, Stonechat 3, Chaffinch 4, Linnet 2, Bullfinch 2, Yellowhammer 1, Reed Bunting 8. Red Deer 26, Roe Deer 1, Fox 1.

15/05/2020 Steve Routledge RED-FOOTED FALCON 1 first summer (Steve Routledge). Video (copyright SR) RED-FOOTED FALCON

15/05/2020 Bryan Wainwright Sparrowhawk 2, Buzzard 1, Lapwing 1, Cuckoo 4, Swift 60, Jay 1, Jackdaw 1, Stonechat 4, Bullfinch 1. Roe Deer 2.

14/05/2020 Bryan Wainwright Snipe 2 displaying Paraffin, Turtle Dove 1 Bell’s, Cuckoo 1, Barn Owl 1 Bell’s, Swift 8, Skylark 1, Swallow 2, Cetti's Warbler 3 With 2 Green Belt, 1 Paraffin, Bullfinch 1, Yellowhammer 1. Roe Deer 1 male.

13/05/2020 Bryan Wainwright Buzzard 1, Kestrel 1, Woodcock 2 flushed from base of pit tip, Jay 1, Linnet 3, Bullfinch 4, Yellowhammer 2.

12/05/2020 Bryan Wainwright Kestrel 1, Turtle Dove 1 from Green Belt landed in colliery area, Garden Warbler 1, Lesser Whitethroat 2, Bullfinch 4, Yellowhammer 2.

11/05/2020 Bryan Wainwright Greylag Goose Domestic 100, Gadwall 8, Mallard 10, Shoveler 3, Tufted Duck 4, Marsh Harrier 4, Buzzard 2, Hobby 1, Redshank 1, Cuckoo 1, Swift 18, Skylark 3, Swallow 8, House Martin 3, Stonechat 3, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1, Meadow Pipit 1, Linnet 2, Yellowhammer 1. Red Deer 50. One of the many Four-spot Chasers landed on me (photo).

06/05/2020 Bryan Wainwright Greylag Goose Domestic 18, Canada Goose 2, Gadwall 2, Mallard 4, Tufted Duck 9, Grey Heron 1, Marsh Harrier 4, Buzzard 2, Kestrel 2, Hobby 1, Water Rail 1, Snipe 1 display S end Middle Moor Tram, Cuckoo 8, Swift 8, Jay 2, Chiffchaff 4, Willow Warbler 20, Blackcap 10, Garden Warbler 3, Lesser Whitethroat 1, Whitethroat 8, Sedge Warbler 14, Reed Warbler 19, Song Thrush 2, Stonechat 1, Meadow Pipit 1, Greenfinch 1, Linnet 2, Bullfinch 2, Yellowhammer 4, Reed Bunting 12, Shoveler 3. Weasel 1 at blue bridge.

07/05/2020 Bryan Wainwright Marsh Harrier 3, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 1, Turtle Dove 3 With 2 colliery area 1 Green Belt, Swift 8, Swallow 2, Cetti's Warbler 1, Song Thrush 1, Mistle Thrush 1. Red Deer 1, Roe Deer 1.

04/05/2020 Bryan Wainwright Greylag Goose Domestic 6 at least 3 lots of unfledged young, Gadwall 5, Teal 4, Mallard 6 and a pair with 8 young, Shoveler 11, Tufted Duck 11, Marsh Harrier 5, Buzzard 2, Hobby 14, Coot 2, Lapwing 1, Redshank 3, Swift 50, Skylark 3, Swallow 8, House Martin 60, Cetti's Warbler 1, Chiffchaff 4, Willow Warbler 8, Blackcap 6, Whitethroat 10, Grasshopper Warbler 2, Sedge Warbler 12, Reed Warbler 8, Stonechat 2, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1, Meadow Pipit 2, Bullfinch 2, Yellowhammer 1, Reed Bunting 10. Roe Deer 1.

02/05/2020 Bryan Wainwright Moorhen 2, Cuckoo 3, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2, Chiffchaff 1, Willow Warbler 2, Blackcap 4, Mistle Thrush 1, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1. Fox 2, Brown Hare 1.

02/05/2020 Bill Priestley Teal 4, Tufted Duck 4, Marsh Harrier 4, Sparrowhawk 1, Buzzard 1, Hobby 6, Coot 4, Cuckoo 3, Swift 120, Cetti's Warbler 1, Chiffchaff 20, Willow Warbler 50, Blackcap 20, Garden Warbler 5, Whitethroat 20, Sedge Warbler 20, Reed Warbler 16, Stonechat 3, Tree Pipit 1 near platform.

01/05/2020 Martin Warne Canada Goose 1, Gadwall 2, Shoveler 3, Marsh Harrier 3, Kestrel 1, Hobby 1, Oystercatcher 1 calling west side flying NE, Redshank 2, Cuckoo 2, Swift 16, Skylark 4, Swallow 10, House Martin 2, Chiffchaff 4, Willow Warbler 16, Blackcap 2, Whitethroat 14, Grasshopper Warbler 1, Sedge Warbler 4, Reed Warbler 1, Stonechat 5, Yellow Wagtail 2, Linnet 7, Yellowhammer 2, Reed Bunting 13. Roe Deer 2. Four spotted Chaser 2, Speckled Wood 1, Orange Tip 2, Small White 1, Large Red Damselfly 21.

01/05/2020 Bryan Wainwright Marsh Harrier 1 male, Turtle Dove 2 over colliery towards Inkle Moor, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Skylark 1, Blackcap 3, Song Thrush 2, Yellow Wagtail 1, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1, Goldfinch 6, Linnet 26 in flock, Bullfinch 2. Roe Deer 2. Also Adderstongue Fern.