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THORNE MOORS BIRDING BLOG 2022

This blog collectively covers the co-joined moors of Thorne, Goole, Crowle, Snaith & Cowick and Rawcliffe

Species in bold are Red list UK BAP species or first sightings for year/season. Species in red are local, county or national rarities. Counts from different people or groups should not have their sightings added together as they may have independently seen many (but not all) same birds.

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. Tom Lowe's sightings are all from Goole Fields and N end of moors. Ringing is at Top House Farm. 

LATEST SIGHTINGS:

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12/08/2022 Bryan Wainwright, Steve Hiner WeBs Greylag Goose Domestic 295, Canada Goose 38, Teal 45, Mallard 66, Marsh Harrier 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Buzzard 2, Kestrel 1, Hobby 1, Coot 1, Avocet 1 from road floods N Green Belt to Inkle Flatts, Lapwing 67, Snipe 2, Green Sandpiper 1, Common Gull 2, Lesser Black-backed Gull 35, Herring Gull 2, Black-headed Gull 235, Stock Dove 1, Woodpigeon 20, Long-eared Owl 2, Swift 3, Green Woodpecker 1 Bell’s, Great Spotted Woodpecker 3, Magpie 2, Blue Tit 2, Great Tit 5, Swallow 25, Blackbird 2, Spotted Flycatcher 1 Will Pits towards shed, Robin 2, Stonechat 2, House Sparrow 12 Creyke’s Sidings, Yellow Wagtail 3, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2, Chaffinch 4, Greenfinch 1 Creyke’s Sidings, Goldfinch 1, Linnet 8, Bullfinch 3, Yellowhammer 2, Reed Bunting 4.

10/08/2022 Martin Warne, Helen Kirk Canada Goose 52, Tufted Duck 1, Little Grebe 3, Marsh Harrier 1, Kestrel 1, Hobby 1, Tawny Owl 1, Willow Tit 1, Bearded Tit 4, Spotted Flycatcher 3, Yellow Wagtail 3, Yellowhammer 3.

08/08/2022 Peter Hinks, Alan Bamford Gadwall 2, Grey Partridge 1, Grey Heron 1, Little Grebe 2, Buzzard 1, Water Rail 1, Lapwing 8, Lesser Black-backed Gull 60, Herring Gull 10, Yellow Wagtail 3, Linnet 12, Yellowhammer 1.

08/08/2022 Bryan Wainwright, Phil, Louise Greylag Goose Domestic 50, Canada Goose 20, Marsh Harrier 2, Buzzard 3, Kestrel 2.

06/08/2022 Gary Featherstone, Bill Priestley Shelduck 1, Teal 40, Mallard 60, Grey Partridge 4, Marsh Harrier 1, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 1, Hobby 1, Lapwing 7, Green Sandpiper 1, Common Gull 4, Lesser Black-backed Gull 6, Black-headed Gull 50, Swallow 3, House Martin 4, Long-tailed Tit 8, Chiffchaff 4, Willow Warbler 8, Blackcap 1, Whitethroat 7, Reed Warbler 3, Stonechat 6, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 4, Chaffinch 4, Goldfinch 7.

05/08/2022 Jim Snowden Shelduck 2, Teal 9, Tufted Duck 11, Sparrowhawk 1, Buzzard 1, Hobby 3, Golden Plover 14, Green Sandpiper 2, Lesser Black-backed Gull 5, Barn Owl 1, Green Woodpecker 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Cetti's Warbler 1, Reed Warbler 1, Wheatear 1.

05/08/2022 Bryan Wainwright Greylag Goose Domestic 110, Canada Goose 2, Teal 8, Mallard 100, Tufted Duck 2 unfledged young, Grey Partridge 5 Priory, Kestrel 1, Hobby 1, Black-headed Gull 14, Stock Dove 2, Swift 8, Green Woodpecker 1 Crowle Moor, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2, Swallow 60, Chiffchaff 1, Blackcap 3, Song Thrush 1, Stonechat 1, Wheatear 1 female west side, Greenfinch 2 Creyke’s Sidings, Linnet 20, Bullfinch 2 Will Pits, Yellowhammer 1.

01/08/2022 Martin Warne, Pete Hinks Marsh Harrier 2, Buzzard 1, Hobby 1, Peregrine 1, Tawny Owl 1, Bearded Tit 4, Cetti`s Warbler 1, Yellowhammer 2.

31/07/2022 Adrian Scutt, Jim Snowden Teal 20, Pheasant 1 female and 5 juveniles, Marsh Harrier 2 a male and female, Hobby 2, Lapwing 5, Redshank 1, Lesser Black-backed Gull 15, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1.

31/07/2022 Bryan Wainwright Greylag Goose Domestic 84, Teal 16, Mallard 10, Marsh Harrier 1, Lapwing 32, Black-headed Gull 79, Yellowhammer 1.

30/07/2022 Jim Snowden Marsh Harrier 1, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 1, Collared Dove 1, Barn Owl 1, Swift 30, Green Woodpecker 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Reed Warbler 2 feeding young.

29/07/2022 Bryan Wainwright, Luke Harhoff Greylag Goose Domestic 18, Canada Goose 1, Gadwall 2, Teal 8, Mallard 16, Grey Heron 1, Kestrel 2, Hobby 2, Lesser Black-backed Gull 5, Black-headed Gull 60, Swift 3, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2, Robin 4, Stonechat 3, Linnet 5, Yellowhammer 3. Fox 2 Goole Moor.

28/07/2022 Bryan Wainwright, James Hinchliffe, Jenny Dungait, Luke Harhoff, Peter Tiplady Stone-curlew 1 juvenile still present 10.40.

28/07/2022 Gary Featherstone, Bill Priestley Shoveler 1, Tufted Duck 9 (8 juveniles), Marsh Harrier 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Peregrine 1, Stone-curlew 1 on W side slightly N of Shearburn & Pitts Drain about 70m from road, 09.20 (WHP, GF) (3rd record for Thorne Moors), Lapwing 16, Common Sandpiper 1, Green Sandpiper 2, Greenshank 1, Common Gull 2, Lesser Black-backed Gull 51, Herring Gull 1, Black-headed Gull 250, Swift 50, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Sand Martin 10, Swallow 20, House Martin 18, Chiffchaff 2, Willow Warbler 3, Blackcap 2, Whitethroat 2, Reed Warbler 5, Song Thrush 1, Yellowhammer 6.

 

09.20 (WHP, GF). 28/07/2022 Ken Pearson ringing Blue Tit 3, Willow Warbler 1, Whitethroat 9, Blackbird 1, Robin 1, Greenfinch 1.

25/07/2022 Peter Hinks, Alan Bamford Marsh Harrier 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Kestrel 2, Hobby 4, Water Rail 1, Black-tailed Godwit 19, Common Gull 10, Lesser Black-backed Gull 3, Great Black-backed Gull 1, Green Woodpecker 2 including a juvenile, Jay 1, Bearded Tit 2, Swallow 25, Cetti's Warbler 1, Linnet 6. Common Frog 1. Wall 2.

23/07/2022 Peter Hinks Grey Heron 1, Sparrowhawk 1, Bearded Tit 7, Linnet 6, Yellowhammer 2. Photos: Wall 1 second brood, Black Darter.

22/07/2022 Martin Warne, Helen Kirk Marsh Harrier 1, Hobby 1, Little Ringed Plover 1, Redshank 1, Swift 12, Stonechat 11, Yellowhammer 1. Sundew Plume 108.

22/07/2022 Bryan Wainwright, Julian Small, Luke Harhoff Teal 4, Mallard 45, Marsh Harrier 1, Buzzard 2, Lapwing 70, Black-headed Gull 4, Tawny Owl 1, Swift 6, Bearded Tit 4, Yellowhammer 2.

19/07/2022 Bryan Wainwright Greylag Goose Domestic 20, Teal 40, Mallard 5, Tufted Duck 2, Pheasant 18, Spoonbill 1 adult on floods just N of Green Belt, 10 minutes then lost in vegetation, Little Grebe 1, Marsh Harrier 2, Buzzard 3, Kestrel 2, Lapwing 18, Snipe 2, Lesser Black-backed Gull 20, Herring Gull 3, Black-headed Gull 70, Swift 18, Carrion Crow 10, Skylark 1, Swallow 10, House Martin 2, Stonechat 1, Linnet 3.

15/07/2022 Bryan Wainwright, Steve Hiner, Luke Harhoff WeBs Greylag Goose Domestic 57, Canada Goose 2, Teal 7, Mallard 25, Red-legged Partridge 2 and 12 young, Marsh Harrier 3, Sparrowhawk 1, Kestrel 3, Hobby 8, Lapwing 25, Snipe 5, Green Sandpiper 1, Lesser Black-backed Gull 7 including 2 juveniles (not bred here), Black-headed Gull 26, Cuckoo 1, Swift 10, Great Spotted Woodpecker 2, Swallow 53 of these 52 were on the wires at Top House Farm, House Martin 100 Rawcliffe Bridge just off moors, Cetti's Warbler 1, Chiffchaff 1, Wren 1, Stonechat 2 and 4 juveniles, Linnet 3, Yellowhammer 5.

14/07/2022 Bryan Wainwright Mallard 10, Grey Heron 1, Little Grebe 2, Marsh Harrier 3, Buzzard 2, Kestrel 1, Hobby 4, Lapwing 10, Barn Owl 1 Swinefleet end, Swift 107 skirting dark cloud, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Bearded Tit 3, Sand Martin 2, Swallow 1, House Martin 1, Cetti's Warbler 1, Chiffchaff 2, Song Thrush 4, Stonechat 10, Yellowhammer 3.

08/07/2022 Gary Featherstone, Bill Priestley Tufted Duck 3, Little Egret 1, Little Grebe 2, Marsh Harrier 2, Hobby 8, Lapwing 12, Green Sandpiper 1, Cetti's Warbler 1, Long-tailed Tit 2, Chiffchaff 8, Willow Warbler 3, Blackcap 15, Sedge Warbler 1, Reed Warbler 13, Song Thrush 1, Stonechat 2, Tree Sparrow 2, Greenfinch 1, Goldfinch 6, Yellowhammer 2.

11/07/2022 Julian Small Green Sandpiper 2.

08/07/2022 Bryan Wainwright Teal 6, Marsh Harrier 1, Buzzard 1, Lapwing 28, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Bearded Tit 2, Song Thrush 4 Inc. 1 fledged young bailey bridge, Mistle Thrush 7 Creyke’s Siding, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1.

07/07/2022 Peter Hinks Canada Goose 2, Marsh Harrier 1, Kestrel 3, Jay 3, Bearded Tit 4, Skylark 3, Stonechat 2, Linnet 4, Yellowhammer 7. Photos: Emerald Damselfly, Common Darter, Gatekeeper.

05/07/2022 Bryan Wainwright Tufted Duck 3, Grey Heron 1, Marsh Harrier 2, Sparrowhawk 1, Buzzard 4, Hobby 20, Lesser Black-backed Gull 1, Black-headed Gull 5 With 2 fledged juveniles, Stock Dove 4, Cuckoo 2, Tawny Owl 1, Swift 30, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Skylark 1, Cetti's Warbler 3, Long-tailed Tit 4, Chiffchaff 1, Blackcap 4, Reed Warbler 4, Song Thrush 4, Robin 2, Stonechat 6, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2, Tree Pipit 1, Meadow Pipit 1, Greenfinch 2, Goldfinch 12, Linnet 2, Yellowhammer 3. Photos: Six-spot Burnett, Greater Yellow Rattle, Round-leaf Sundew, Royal Fern.

04/07/2022 Peter Hinks, Alan Bamford Red-legged Partridge 1, Little Egret 1, Grey Heron 2, Marsh Harrier 1, Kestrel 1, Hobby 3, Swift 3, Cetti's Warbler 1, Stonechat 2, Linnet 6, Yellowhammer 4. Photo: Southern Hawker (PH).

03/07/2022 Jim Snowden Shoveler 2 males, Little Egret 1, Red Kite 1 over Will Pits, Marsh Harrier 5 (2 males), Buzzard 2, Hobby 5, Water Rail 2 juveniles at ‘Blue bridge’, Stonechat 6.

01/07/2022 Bryan Wainwright Teal 10, Marsh Harrier 3, Lapwing 1, Black-headed Gull 4 all nests gone now, only 1 fledged young seen, Swift 14, Sand Martin 1, Swallow 1, Song Thrush 2, Mistle Thrush 1, Stonechat 1, Yellowhammer 2. Grey Squirrel 1, Common Toad 1.