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THORNE MOORS BIRDING BLOG 2020

BLOGS FURTHER INFORMATION: can be found here concerning: DIRECTIONS ON SITE (PHOTO TOURS) Copyright, rare breeders policy, the Thorne Moors bird list, and latest notifications. Ringing is at Top House Farm just off site by Bev Baxter.

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WELCOME BACK: Following new rules the blog is now back but please keep consulting official sources for latest information. The government is now allowing unlimited excercise with members of the same household and travel to do so. But still remember above all to please follow the rules of distancing and stay safe, thanks.

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21/09/2020 Martin Warne, Helen Kirk Pink-footed Goose 300, Sparrowhawk 1, Buzzard 3, Kestrel 1, Hobby 2, Water Rail 1, Snipe 5, Green Woodpecker 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Jay 3, Goldcrest 3, Willow Tit 2, Stonechat 1, Siskin 2, Lesser Redpoll 73, Bullfinch 1. Hornet 1.

19/09/2020 Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley Pink-footed Goose 100, Greylag Goose Domestic 50, Teal 200, Mallard 140, Shoveler 3, Grey Heron 1, Little Grebe 1, Marsh Harrier 4, Buzzard 5, Kestrel 1, Hobby 1, Peregrine 1, Water Rail 1, Grey Plover 1, Lapwing 50, Snipe 4, Lesser Black-backed Gull 22, Herring Gull 6, Magpie 2, Carrion Crow 26, Bearded Tit 1, Swallow 2, Stonechat 8, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 4, Meadow Pipit 16, Chaffinch 4, Goldfinch 8, Siskin 50, Lesser Redpoll 70, Bullfinch 3, Yellowhammer 1, Reed Bunting 10. Red Deer 1, Roe Deer 5. 18/09/2020 Bev Baxter Chiffchaff 2, Blackcap 3, Blackbird 1, Meadow Pipit 24, Goldfinch 5, Lesser Redpoll 30.

19/09/2020 Martin Warne Pink-footed Goose 29, Gadwall 28, Teal 183, Shoveler 3, Marsh Harrier 2, Buzzard 2, Kestrel 2, Snipe 2, Jay 3, Swallow 4, Willow Warbler 1, Stonechat 2, Siskin 3, Lesser Redpoll 33, Bullfinch 1.

18/09/2020 Martin Warne, Helen Kirk Sparrowhawk 1, Buzzard 3, Green Sandpiper 1, Jay 2, Coal Tit 1, Skylark 4, Long-tailed Tit 6, Stonechat 1, Meadow Pipit 26, Lesser Redpoll 2, Bullfinch 2.

18/09/2020 Bryan Wainwright Greylag Goose Domestic 70, Teal 315, Mallard 44, Marsh Harrier 4, Buzzard 1, Crane 2, Lapwing 89, Snipe 5, Jay 3, Goldcrest 1, Blue Tit 3, Great Tit 2, Coal Tit 1, Bearded Tit 2, Skylark 1, Cetti's Warbler 3, Long-tailed Tit 6, Chiffchaff 7, Song Thrush 1, Meadow Pipit 18, Siskin 200, Lesser Redpoll 2, Bullfinch 3. Red Deer 4, Roe Deer 8.

14/09/2020 Helen Kirk Marsh Harrier 2, Hobby 1, Snipe 3, Cetti's Warbler 1, Stonechat 7, Wheatear 1.

14/09/2020 David Slack Probable Goshawk 1 Circa 2.30pm. Large robust raptor flew in from west at Goole Tram, dark brown upper, light brown mottled underside (not barred), white patch to rear underside. Silhouette as large Sparrowhawk, distinct long slim tail contrasted by robust body, smallish head, broad rounded wing tips. Hunted along tree line west-east then north-south at about 20ft, short powerful wing beats then repeated sharp upward soaring (no wing flaps) returning to straight flight. Returned north along top of tree line joining similar bird, slightly darker on northern tree line, where they continued to hunt and soar. Even at this distance distinct large size with tail feature, wings broad not pointed and no barred chest. Had a potential Goshawk at east end of Blackwater 3 weeks ago but couldn’t confirm as viewing limited unlike above.

14/09/2020 Peter Hinks Marsh Harrier 2, Kestrel 1, Water Rail 1, Green Woodpecker 1 Crowle Moor, Jay 6, Bearded Tit 3, Cetti's Warbler 3, Stonechat 1, Wheatear 1, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2, Linnet 7, Lesser Redpoll 10.

13/09/2020 Bev Baxter Chiffchaff 2, Willow Warbler 1, Blackcap 2, Whitethroat 2, Reed Warbler 1, Wren 1, Robin 2, Meadow Pipit 19, Goldfinch 10.

12/09/2020 Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley Greylag Goose Domestic 300, Canada Goose 100, Teal 180, Mallard 110, Hobby 3, Peregrine 1 male, Lapwing 30, Lesser Black-backed Gull 6, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Jay 5, Swallow 3, House Martin 2, Chiffchaff 10, Siskin 10, Bullfinch 6. Field Vole 1 young Will Pit.

11/09/2020 Martin Warne, Helen Kirk Marsh Harrier 1, Buzzard 1, Hobby 1, Lapwing 39, Dunlin 1, Snipe 8, Stonechat 4, Siskin 2, Lesser Redpoll 5.

11/09/2020 Bryan Wainwright Marsh Harrier 2, Lapwing 180, Snipe 11, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Jay 2, Blue Tit 2, Great Tit 4, Willow Tit 1, Bearded Tit 1, Swallow 2, House Martin 10, Cetti's Warbler 3, Long-tailed Tit 3, Chiffchaff 3, Willow Warbler 1, Siskin 30, Lesser Redpoll 1, Bullfinch 2. Red Deer 17, Roe Deer 6.

10/09/2020 Bryan Wainwright Tufted Duck 2, Marsh Harrier 2, Sparrowhawk 3, Buzzard 2, Water Rail 2, Snipe 3, Common Gull 1, Turtle Dove 1 Will Pits, Green Woodpecker 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Chiffchaff 3, Blackcap 1, Reed Warbler 1, Stonechat 4, Yellow Wagtail 1, Meadow Pipit 6, Siskin 30, Bullfinch 2.

10/09/2020 Peter Hinks Grey Heron 1, Marsh Harrier 2, Sparrowhawk 2, Buzzard 2, Kestrel 3, Crane 4, Lapwing 6, Green Sandpiper 1 Crowle Moor, Bearded Tit 1 Blackwater, Cetti's Warbler 3, Willow Tit 2, Siskin 4, Bullfinch 3.

10/09/2020 Martin Warne, Ian McDonald Wigeon 6, Shoveler 4, Tufted Duck 2, Marsh Harrier 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Buzzard 2, Hobby 1, Snipe 6, Swift 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Goldcrest 1, Swallow 4, Long-tailed Tit 5, Stonechat 2, Lesser Redpoll 3.

09/09/2020 Martin Warne, Helen Kirk Wigeon 8, Cormorant 1, Honey-buzzard 1, over Will Pits, Marsh Harrier 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Buzzard 4, Kestrel 1, Hobby 2, Golden Plover 1 courtesy BPW, Lapwing 90, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Jay 2, Goldcrest 1, Swallow 12, Long-tailed Tit 2, Spotted Flycatcher 2, Stonechat 2, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1, Siskin 3, Lesser Redpoll 2, Bullfinch 4.

08/09/2020 Bryan Wainwright Greylag Goose Domestic 120, Canada Goose 160, Wigeon 3, Teal 140, Mallard 30, Shoveler 12, Grey Partridge 2 (fields just outwith the recording area), Marsh Harrier 1, Buzzard 1, Lapwing 8, Blue Tit 3, Great Tit 2, Long-tailed Tit 6, Chiffchaff 5, Whitethroat 2, Robin 2, Stonechat 9, Meadow Pipit 2, Siskin 40, Bullfinch 2, Reed Bunting 5.

07/09/2020 Helen Kirk Wigeon 17, Gadwall 4, Teal 320, Marsh Harrier 1, Buzzard 1, Snipe 1, Green Sandpiper 1, Swift 1, Sand Martin 2, Swallow 12, Cetti's Warbler 1, Yellow Wagtail 1, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2. 

05/09/2020 Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley, (Peter Hinks in part) Gadwall 3, Teal 280, Mallard 30, Little Grebe 1, Marsh Harrier 2, Buzzard 3, Kestrel 1, Hobby 1, Crane 4, Snipe 1, Swift 3 Moorends, Green Woodpecker 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 3, Sand Martin 20, Swallow 28, House Martin 50, Chiffchaff 3, Blackcap 1, Blackbird 1, Stonechat 2, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1, Meadow Pipit 20, Chaffinch 5, Siskin 35, Bullfinch 1. 

04/09/2020 Martin Warne, Helen Kirk Wigeon 19, Gadwall 4, Shoveler 4, Marsh Harrier 2, Buzzard 2, Hobby 4, Green Sandpiper 1, Swallow 43, Yellow Wagtail 1, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2.

04/09/2020 Bryan Wainwright Greylag Goose Domestic 400, Teal 50, Mallard 50, Marsh Harrier 3, Hobby 1, Crane 2, Green Sandpiper 3, Green Woodpecker 1 Will Pits, Jay 5, Blue Tit 4, Great Tit 5, Willow Tit 1 Will Pits, Swallow 11, Cetti's Warbler 4, Chiffchaff 10, Willow Warbler 4, Blackcap 1 juvenile, Whitethroat 3, Sedge Warbler 1, Reed Warbler 1, Treecreeper 1, Whinchat 1, Grey Wagtail 1 Bank Top, Meadow Pipit 5, Goldfinch 4, Siskin 80, Lesser Redpoll 2, Bullfinch 3, Yellowhammer 3. Red Deer 18, Roe Deer 2.

03/09/2020 David Slack American Mink 1 blue bridge.

02/09/2020 Martin Warne, Helen Kirk Canada Goose 13, Wigeon 7, Gadwall 12, Teal 200, Tufted Duck 4, Marsh Harrier 2, Sparrowhawk 1, Buzzard 2, Merlin 1, Hobby 3, Green Sandpiper 4, Willow Tit 1, Swallow 10, Cetti`s Warbler 2, Redstart 1, Stonechat 3, Yellow Wagtail 3, Bullfinch 1.

02/09/2020 Bryan Wainwright, Bill Priestley Greylag Goose Domestic 400, Canada Goose 2, Gadwall 1, Teal 70, Mallard 30, Marsh Harrier 3, Sparrowhawk 1, Buzzard 4, Kestrel 1, Hobby 2, Peregrine 1 juvenile W side, Lapwing 1, Lesser Black-backed Gull 400 other gulls also but too distant, Collared Dove 1 W side, Cuckoo 1 Juvenile over fields Priory Farm to moors, Swift 1, Green Woodpecker 2 Green Belt and Will Pits, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Jay 2, Carrion Crow 30, Goldcrest 1 Will Pits, Blue Tit 8, Coal Tit 2, Willow Tit 1 Green Belt, Swallow 117, House Martin 2, Cetti's Warbler 1, Chiffchaff 6, Willow Warbler 1, Blackcap 4, Reed Warbler 4, Wren 3, Starling 40, Stonechat 10, Wheatear 1 Bank Top N, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 3, Meadow Pipit 3, Chaffinch 10, Goldfinch 4, Siskin 8, Common Crossbill 1 type Will Pits, Bullfinch 1, Yellowhammer 2, Reed Bunting 5. Red Deer 4 of which 2 young, Roe Deer 1.

01/09/2020 Bryan Wainwright, Gary Featherstone Wigeon 1, Teal 30, Marsh Harrier 1, Buzzard 2, Green Woodpecker 1 Will Pits, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Blue Tit 8, Great Tit 4, Coal Tit 1, Willow Tit 3 Will Pits and Bank Top N, Swallow 18, House Martin 2, Cetti's Warbler 3, Chiffchaff 10, Willow Warbler 2, Blackcap 4, Whitethroat 6, Blackbird 2, Spotted Flycatcher 1 Will Pits, Robin 2, Whinchat 4 with 3  type at Thousand Acre and 1 W side, Stonechat 10, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1, Meadow Pipit 1, Chaffinch 14, Goldfinch 8, Siskin 20, Common Crossbill 1 type Will Pits flew over calling, Yellowhammer 3, Reed Bunting 5. Roe Deer 1. Adder 1 road at Paraffin.

01/09/2020 Martin Warne, Ian McDonald Canada Goose 2, Shoveler 4, Grey Heron 1, Marsh Harrier 2, Sparrowhawk 1, Buzzard 3, Kestrel 1, Hobby 3, Green Sandpiper 1, Green Woodpecker 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Willow Tit 2, Cetti`s Warbler 2, Long-tailed Tit 6, Blackcap 3, Spotted Flycatcher 2, Stonechat 8, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 3, Meadow Pipit 12, Siskin 65, Bullfinch 4.