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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 notable, 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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06/12/2022 Bryan Wainwright Teal 30, Grey Heron 1, Marsh Harrier 4, Lapwing 80, Starling 180.

03/12/2022 Jim Snowdon Pink-footed Goose 800, Teal 97, Marsh Harrier 5, Sparrowhawk 1, Kestrel 2, Water Rail 3, Lapwing 158, Snipe 5, Curlew 15, Cetti's Warbler 3, Fieldfare 200.

02/12/2022 Julian Small Whooper Swan 9 over, Pink-footed Goose 100, Teal 50, Mallard 21, Shoveler 2, Goosander 1, Pheasant 6, Marsh Harrier 4, Water Rail 2, Lapwing 9, Snipe 1, Black-headed Gull 40, Goldcrest 2, Great Tit 1, Cetti's Warbler 1, Long-tailed Tit 2, Wren 1, Blackbird 1, Fieldfare 100, Robin 1, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1, Meadow Pipit 2, Chaffinch 1, Goldfinch 2, Lesser Redpoll 8, Reed Bunting 10.

02/12/2022 Gary Featherstone, Bill Priestley Pink-footed Goose 86, Wigeon 6, Teal 250, Mallard 20, Pheasant 52, Marsh Harrier 3, Sparrowhawk 1, Buzzard 1, Black-headed Gull 100, Goldcrest 1, Blue Tit 7, Great Tit 5, Long-tailed Tit 4, Blackbird 12, Fieldfare 110, Redwing 6, Stonechat 2, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2, Water Pipit 1 Paraffin area, Bullfinch 2, Reed Bunting 8.

02/12/2022 Bryan Wainwright Teal 20, Marsh Harrier 1, Kestrel 1, Common Gull 3, Black-headed Gull 80, Great Tit 6, Goldfinch 6.

30/11/2022 Julian Small Pink-footed Goose 350, Teal 20, Mallard 70, Pintail 2 Thousand Acre, Shoveler 6, Goosander 6, Pheasant 6, Marsh Harrier 5, Buzzard 1, Merlin 1 Green Belt floods as Starlings came in, Water Rail 2, Lapwing 40, Black-headed Gull 1, Stock Dove 2, Wood Pigeon 4, Barn Owl 2 Blue Bridge and Bank Top, Tawny Owl 1 calling Will Pits, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Magpie 4, Carrion Crow 10, Goldcrest 8, Blue Tit 1, Great Tit 1, Coal Tit 1 Will Pits, Bearded Tit 2, Cetti's Warbler 3, Long-tailed Tit 6, Wren 1, Starling 200, Blackbird 1, Redwing 5, Robin 1, Dunnock 2, Tree Sparrow 2, Chaffinch 40, Brambling 2, Greenfinch 40 Swinefleet gate, Goldfinch 50, Linnet 4, Lesser Redpoll 20, Bullfinch 1, Reed Bunting 8.

29/11/2022 Bryan Wainwright Pink-footed Goose 300, Teal 14, Mallard 40, Goosander 6, Marsh Harrier 3, Kestrel 1, Water Rail 4, Lapwing 2, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Goldcrest 1, Blue Tit 5, Great Tit 9, Cetti's Warbler 2, Long-tailed Tit 20, Starling 200, Blackbird 5, Stonechat 3, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 3, Chaffinch 1, Lesser Redpoll 18, Bullfinch 1, Reed Bunting 12.

27/11/2022 Julian Small, Hetti Small Treecreeper 2 Blackwater at Will Pits.

27/11/2022 Bryan Wainwright, Richard Sprakes Pink-footed Goose 60, Wigeon 1, Gadwall 2, Teal 40, Mallard 190, Shoveler 6, Goosander 2, Pheasant 20, Marsh Harrier 7, Sparrowhawk 1, Buzzard 2, Kestrel 3, Peregrine 1 adult Goole Fields, Water Rail 4, Golden Plover 1, Lapwing 250, Snipe 6, Common Gull 2, Herring Gull 3, Black-headed Gull 4, Woodpigeon 41, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Magpie 2, Carrion Crow 44, Goldcrest 7, Blue Tit 14, Great Tit 4, Coal Tit 2, Willow Tit 1 Will Pits, Skylark 2, Cetti's Warbler 4, Long-tailed Tit 14, Wren 13, Starling 800, Blackbird 15, Fieldfare 250, Redwing 30, Robin 8, Stonechat 6, Dunnock 2, Tree Sparrow 4 Swinefleet gate, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 3, Meadow Pipit 5, Chaffinch 22, Brambling 1 with Goldfinches Swinefleet gate, Greenfinch 3, Goldfinch 100, Linnet 50, Lesser Redpoll 80, Bullfinch 5, Reed Bunting 10.

26/11/2022 Bryan Wainwright Pink-footed Goose 100, Wigeon 1, Teal 160, Mallard 85, Shoveler 12, Goosander 7, Pheasant 8, Cormorant 2 east, Grey Heron 1, Marsh Harrier 6, Sparrowhawk 2 immature  and , Buzzard 3, Kestrel 3, Water Rail 2, Lapwing 300 Goole Fields, Common Gull 22, Great Black-backed Gull 1, Black-headed Gull 14, Stock Dove 4, Woodpigeon 80, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Magpie 5, Jay 3, Carrion Crow 70, Blue Tit 7, Great Tit 1, Willow Tit 1 Will Pits, Skylark 4, Cetti's Warbler 4, Long-tailed Tit 15, Wren 16, Starling 1000, Blackbird 8, Fieldfare 166, Redwing 35, Robin 3, Stonechat 1, Dunnock 3, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 22 Goole Fields, Meadow Pipit 1, Chaffinch 2, Goldfinch 80, Siskin 1, Lesser Redpoll 150, Bullfinch 4, Yellowhammer 1, Reed Bunting 20.

25/11/2022 Bryan Wainwright Teal 180, Mallard 30, Shoveler 2, Pheasant 28, Marsh Harrier 2, Buzzard 3, Peregrine 1 male west side, Water Rail 1, Lapwing 90, Black-headed Gull 10, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Jay 1, Long-tailed Tit 5, Starling 260, Blackbird 8, Fieldfare 2, Stonechat 2, Dunnock 3, Goldfinch 80, Lesser Redpoll 2, Bullfinch 3, Yellowhammer 1.

24/11/2022 Bryan Wainwright Buzzard 1, Kestrel 1, Black-headed Gull 61, Stock Dove 2, Collared Dove 1, Magpie 6, Blue Tit 4, Skylark 1, Starling 3, Blackbird 8, Fieldfare 4, Mistle Thrush 1, Robin 2, Dunnock 4, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 3, Meadow Pipit 1, Chaffinch 3, Goldfinch 15, Lesser Redpoll 2, Bullfinch 1, Yellowhammer 1.

21/11/2022 Peter Hinks, Alan Bamford Pink-footed Goose 1100, Shoveler 8, Marsh Harrier 7, Sparrowhawk 1, Buzzard 4, Kestrel 2, Goldcrest 1, Fieldfare 550, Redwing 10, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 1, Chaffinch 20, Goldfinch 250, Linnet 12, Lesser Redpoll 8, Bullfinch 1, Reed Bunting 6.

18/11/2022 Bryan Wainwright Teal 300, Mallard 40, Shoveler 21, Grey Partridge 7, Marsh Harrier 3, Sparrowhawk 1, Lapwing 200, Goldcrest 1, Great Tit 3, Skylark 2, Cetti's Warbler 2, Long-tailed Tit 6, Starling 80, Fieldfare 150, Goldfinch 180, Bullfinch 1. Red Deer 3.

14/11/2022 Helen Kirk Pink-footed Goose 50, Shelduck 4, Wigeon 6 in pairs, Teal 51, Mallard 7, Common Scoter 17 on Paraffin floods (record photo), Goldeneye 1, Marsh Harrier 2, Snipe 1, Black-headed Gull 57, Reed Bunting 4.

11/11/2022 Bryan Wainwright, Steve Hiner, Jim Snowdon WeBs Whooper Swan 2, Pink-footed Goose 54, Greylag Goose Domestic 8, Teal 112, Mallard 12, Shoveler 29, Marsh Harrier 6, Buzzard 1, Kestrel 2, Merlin 1 male over will Pits and tangled with Marsh Harrier over floods, Snipe 2, Woodcock 1, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Lesser Spotted Woodpecker 1 in mixed tit flock at Casson’s (SH), Jay 2, Carrion Crow 10, Goldcrest 14, Blue Tit 8, Great Tit 1, Coal Tit 1, Cetti's Warbler 2, Long-tailed Tit 23, Chiffchaff 1 in full song, Wren 4, Blackbird 1, Fieldfare 157, Song Thrush 1, Redwing 39, Robin 2, Stonechat 1, Dunnock 1, Meadow Pipit 1, Brambling 1 at least out of flock of 5, Goldfinch 250, Siskin 1, Lesser Redpoll 100, Bullfinch 4.

10/11/2022 Rob Adams, Ken Pearson, James Hinchliffe, Ron Moat ringing Blue Tit 1, Blackbird 1, Dunnock 1, House Sparrow 2 (photo), Chaffinch 1, Greenfinch 2, Goldfinch 2, Lesser Redpoll 3.

07/11/2022 Peter Hinks, Alan Bamford, Helen Kirk Whooper Swan 13 including a juvenile, Marsh Harrier 5, Buzzard 4, Kestrel 2, Lapwing 41, Snipe 1, Cetti's Warbler 3, Long-tailed Tit 32, Fieldfare 120, Redwing 6, Stonechat 8, House Sparrow 4, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 4, Meadow Pipit 5, Chaffinch 40, Brambling 1, Goldfinch 200, Linnet 60, Lesser Redpoll 50. Common Frog 1.

06/11/2022 Paul Shawcroft, Rob Adams, Ken Pearson, James Hinchliffe, Ron Moat ringing Goldcrest 12, Blue Tit 8, Great Tit 1, Coal Tit 1 only sixth rung here in 8 years, Blackbird 1, Redwing 2, Robin 2, Dunnock 2, House Sparrow 2, Chaffinch 4, Brambling 2, Lesser Redpoll 6, Reed Bunting 1.

06/11/2022 Richard Sprakes Great Grey Shrike 1 from Angle Drain to Mill Drain Marsh and continued N towards Shoulder o’ Mutton seen from platform.

05/11/2022 Gary Featherstone, Bill Priestley (Jim Snowdon in part) Whooper Swan 1, Pink-footed Goose 1, Gadwall 4, Teal 50, Mallard 110, Marsh Harrier 4, Buzzard 3, Snipe 1, Lesser Black-backed Gull 4, Great Spotted Woodpecker 1, Jay 2, Goldcrest 1, Blue Tit 4, Great Tit 6, Cetti's Warbler 2, Long-tailed Tit 28, Blackbird 8, Fieldfare 4, Redwing 5, Stonechat 2, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 2, Chaffinch 2, Goldfinch 12, Lesser Redpoll 30, Bullfinch 1.

04/11/2022 Rob Watson Great Grey Shrike 1 near platform from midday to 12.30 but not seen after, may still be there (photo).

04/11/2022 James Hinchliffe Red Kite 1 over Top House Farm.

04/11/2022 Bryan Wainwright Whooper Swan 1 Thousand Acre, Shelduck 2 Thousand Acre, Wigeon 6, Teal 50, Mallard 40, Tufted Duck 2, Marsh Harrier 2, Snipe 4, Black-headed Gull 27, Jay 1, Skylark 3, Cetti's Warbler 5, Wren 5, Robin 5, Stonechat 1, Dunnock 3, Pied Wagtail (yarrellii) 3, Chaffinch 1, Goldfinch 5, Lesser Redpoll 3.

02/11/2022 Bryan Wainwright Marsh Harrier 1, Kestrel 1, Black-headed Gull 120, Magpie 1, Starling 80, Blackbird 1, Redwing 3, Lesser Redpoll 1. Didn't see shrike, very windy, brief visit.

02/11/2022 Irvin Payne Great Grey Shrike 1 Green Belt, from colliery entrance 300m past signboard.