November Sightings

16th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL)

31 Teal
juv Long-tailed Duck
206 Goldeneye
redhead Smew
Kingfisher
Chiffchaff
Otter

15th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL)

113 Pochard
2 Scaup
redhead Smew
drake Goosander
Slavonian Grebe off 2nd field/Heslops
2 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
Kingfisher

Kingfisher at the Mere – Jon Lamplough

14th November – Hornsea Mere, Northside (JL)

redhead Smew
3 Little Egret

13th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MR,JC)

10 Whooper Swan briefly off 2nd field
107 Pochard
Scaup from KP
Long-tailed Duck
redhead Smew
Snipe
Kingfisher
Mink

Grimston (TI)

Pallas’s Warbler – the elusive individual seen briefly several times between 12:30-14:30
2+ Chiffchaff

Pallas’s Warbler at Grimston


Pallas’s Warbler at Grimston


Whooper Swans late afternoon at the Mere – Jon Lamplough

12th November – Hornsea Mere, Northside/KP (JL)

30 Teal
77 Pochard
2 Common Scoter
juvenile Long-tailed Duck
redhead Smew

11th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,MR)

3 Whooper Swan off 1st Field in afternoon, flew south 15:20
3 Common Scoter off 2nd Field
redhead Smew
3 Marsh Harrier
3 Kestrel
Tawny Owl

12 Twite at Barmston in afternoon (PM)

Whooper Swans checking out of the Mere


Night shift workers in 2nd Field, always cranky

10th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

9 Whooper Swan off 1st Field then flew west
58 Pink-footed Goose south
redhead Smew
Otter

Hornsea seawatch 06:52-10:06 (JL,JC)

Teal 17 north
Wigeon 3 north, 20 south
Goldeneye 1 north
Eider 4 north
Common Scoter 22 north, 30 south
Red-throated Diver 4 north, 5 south
Pomarine Skua 2 juv north
Little Auk 1 north

Grimston (TI)

Pallas’s Warbler till midday
2 Blackcap
2+ Chiffchaff
Redpoll sp.
Kingfisher

Common Buzzard over Grimston


Chiffchaff at Grimston

9th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MR,JC)

4 Whooper Swan briefly then flew north
108 Pochard
4 Scaup
juv Long-tailed Duck
redhead Smew
Little Egret
2+ Snipe
Redshank
3 Marsh Harrier
Tawny Owl
2 Kingfisher
2+ Chiffchaff (inc 1 giving a tristis type call in Heslop’s)

5 Whooper Swan (4ads + juv) at West Carlton late morning
2 Redshank, 250+ Lapwing

often heard and seldom seen at the Mere, Tawny Owl along the southside – Jon Lamplough


Tawny Owl at the Mere – Jeff Cox


Stonechat at Aldbrough – Roy Lyon


Stonechat at Aldbrough – Roy Lyon


Barn Owl at Aldbrough – Roy Lyon

8th November – Hornsea Mere, KP/Northside (JL)

62 Teal
75 Pochard
3 Scaup KP
juv Long-tailed Duck KP
redhead Smew

Hornsea seawatch 06:50-07:25

Little Auk north

7th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

juv Long-tailed Duck
redhead Smew
drake Goosander
Peregrine

redhead Smew on the Mere today – Jon Lamplough

6th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,AE,MR)

44 Whooper Swan south (3,8,18,15)
229 (150,79) Pink-footed Goose south
45 Teal
3 Scaup KP
redhead Smew north west of Swan island
juv Long-tailed Duck west of Swan island, off 2nd field late afternoon
Spotted Redshank flew north
4 Snipe
Little Egret
4 Marsh Harrier
Chiffchaff 2nd Field
7+ Skylark
2 Bullfinch

Whooper Swans heading south over 2nd Field


part of the group of 18 Whooper Swans on the Mere late morning – Alan Elkin


upto 200 Siskin dropped in at Aldbrough today, birds also noted at Cowden and the Mere – Ade Johnson


Siskin – Bill Harkleroad

5th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside/KP (JL,MR,MT)

60+ Pink-footed Goose south over Mere
2 Pintail
90+ Teal
1+ Scaup
94 Pochard
redhead Smew
2 Goosander
juv Long-tailed Duck
4 Marsh Harrier
30+ Siskin over East end

Hornsea seawatch 14:00-16:00 (RL et al)

2 Arctic Skua south
1 Little Auk south
3 Kittiwake north
3 Goldeneye north
52 Common Scoter north

Common Scoters passing north off Hornsea this afternoon – Roy Lyon

Grimston early am seawatch (TI)

9 Pomarine Skua
Arctic Skua
Bonxie
Great Northern Diver south
2 Red-breasted Merganser
7 Goldeneye
2 Velvet Scoter
Brent Goose

Mappleton 09:00-11:30 (MR,MT)

3 Brent Goose
2 Bonxie
1 Pomarine Skua
2 Little Auk north 11:10
2 Red-breasted Merganser
2 Long-tailed Duck
1 Woodcock in off onto clifftop

Roe Deer near the Mere, one looking at the others rear – Steve Mason


recent image of a Cormorant in Wassand – Steve Mason

4th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL)

69 Pochard
redhead Smew
juv Long-tailed Duck
Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
Kingfisher

Flood water West Carlton to New Ellerby (MI)

500+ Wigeon
150+ Teal
15 Grey Heron
250+ Lapwing
35 Curlew
450+ Common Gull
350+ Black-headed Gull
2000 Starling

Kingfisher from the Mere – Jon Lamplough

3rd November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL)

White-fronted Goose flew east
350 Pink-footed Goose north + 60 south
3 Pintail
2 Scaup off KP
75 Pochard
redhead Smew off Heslops
Long-tailed Duck off Heslops
Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier

Aldbrough (AJ,MI)

3 Snow Bunting in clifftop field
3 Pintail at West Carlton on flood (MI)

male Snow Bunting at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

2nd November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,JC)

146 Barnacle Goose
52 Teal
59 Pochard
140 Goldeneye
juv Long-tailed Duck
Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
Kingfisher
Stonechat 1st Field
3 Redwing
5 Meadow Pipit
4 Yellowhammer by Ouzel Hedge

Goldeneye over the Mere – Jeff Cox


Little Grebe on the Mere – Jeff Cox


October Sightings

31st October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL)

2 Shelduck
49 Teal
2 Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
117 Goldeneye
redhead Smew late afternoon
Great white Egret flew east
Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
Peregrine

30th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,JH)

2 Scaup
51 Pochard
Long tailed Duck
85 Goldeneye
5 Great white Egret (4 flew north early morning, 1 on Tree island mid afternoon, then flew to the west end)
2 Little Egret
4 Marsh Harrier

drake Scaup at West Carlton on flood (AJ)

recordshot of the drake Scaup at West Carlton – Ade Johnson

29th October – Hornsea seawatch 06:33-10:25 14:02-15:56 (JL)

dark-bellied Brent Goose 5 north
Pintail 2 north
Mallard 4 north
Wigeon 131 north, 33 south
Teal 118 north
Tufted Duck 8 north
Scaup 3 north
Goldeneye 16 north
Long tailed Duck 1 north
Common Scoter 894 north, 78 south
Velvet Scoter 1 north, 3 south
Eider 13 north
Red-throated Diver 25 north, 9 south
Great northern Diver 2 north
Great crested Grebe 3 north
Knot 1 south
Curlew 1 north
Pomarine Skua 2 north
Little Auk 38 north
Puffin 1 north
Black Guillemot 1 north (15.25)
Short-eared Owl 1 south

Mappleton 08:15-10:00 (MR)

7 Little Auks north
Great Northern Diver north
3 Velvet Scoter south
Scaup north
Red-breasted Merganser on sea

Cowden 15:00-16:20

3 Little Auk north (inc 1 on sea)
256+ Common Scoter north
Long-tailed Duck north
6 Eider
2 Short-eared Owl south

Hornsea Mere

3 Scaup off KP
Pintail
Long-tailed Duck off 1st Field/East end
3 Little Egret
Snipe

Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

2 Snow Bunting

Great White Egret still at West Carlton

Snow Bunting at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


Snow Buntings at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

28th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,MR)

32 Whooper Swan south (7,9,11,1,4)
Pintail
3 Scaup
98 Goldeneye
3 Goosander
Great White Egret
3 Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
Stonechat

Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

1 Snow Bunting

1 Great White Egret at West Carlton

Great White Egret over the Mere – Alan Elkin

27th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,JC)

82 Whooper Swan south (parties of 4,7,22,25,9,18)
56 Gadwall
66 Pochard
3 Scaup
37 Goldeneye
redhead Smew
10 Great crested Grebe
Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
40 Lapwing south
Kingfisher

24 (15,9) Whooper Swans south off Hornsea seafront early morning
17 Sanderling

15 Whoopers heading south off Hornsea – Jeff Cox


18 Whooper Swans heading south over the Mere – Jeff Cox


Pied Wagtail on the jetties – Jeff Cox

26th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,LB,JC)

7 Whooper Swan south
c100 Pink-footed Goose south
114 Shoveler
76 Pochard
fem Marsh Harrier
Great white Egret
3 Little Egret
Kingfisher

1 Great White Egret at West Carlton on flood (AJ)

Whooper Swans on the Mere – Simon Pugh


Whooper Swans on the Mere – Simon Pugh


Fox in Wassand – Simon Pugh


Otter in Wassand – Simon Pugh

25th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand (JL,JC,LB,CH)

c96 Whooper Swan south (parties of c30,1,61,4)
c100 Pink-footed Goose
2 Shelduck
80+ Teal
41 Pochard
3 Scaup KP
46 Goldeneye
2 Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Kingfisher
28 Lapwing south
25+ Bearded Tit seen at the west end of Wassand/Decoy
Stonechat

Lapwing over the Southside – Jeff Cox


Otter at the Mere today – Jeff Cox

24th October – Hornsea Mere, Kirkholme Point (JL)

3 Scaup
2 Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
adult Mediterranean Gull
Kingfisher
2 Stonechat

Cormorant from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Little Egret from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Wassand Wabbit – Steve Mason

23rd October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JC,JL)

144+ Barnacle Goose
Pintail
34 Teal
3 Scaup
36 Goldeneye
Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine at Cowden (PM)
Kestrel
good no’s of mixed finches by Ouzel Hedge

Greenfinch by Ouzel Hedge – Jeff Cox


Chaffinch by Ouzel Hedge – Jeff Cox


a Mere Kestrel – Jeff Cox


Grey Squirrel – Justin Foradip

22nd October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,LB,LI)

34 Whooper Swan by late afternoon (2,9,2,21)
redhead Smew from KP late afternoon
3 Scaup off KP
Great white Egret
2 Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
Redshank
Kingfisher

21st October – Hornsea seawatch (JL)

7:25 – 10:10 & 15:07 – 16:40

Pintail 1 north
Mallard 2 north
Wigeon 135 north
Teal 71 north, 26 south
Tufted Duck 3 north
Eider 7 north
Goldeneye 4 north, 1 south
Red-breasted Merganser 1 north
Common Scoter 246 north, 16 south
Great crested Grebe 1 north
Red-throated Diver 10 north, 6 south
Manx Shearwater 1 north
Peregrine 1 north
Curlew 3 north
Great Skua 17 north
Pomarine Skua 1 juv north
Arctic Skua 1 north
Little Gull 1 north
Little Auk 12 north

additional seawatch birds (RL,ML,PS)

4 Pintail
c90 Common Scoter
1 Bonxie
1 Arctic Skua
2 Sandwich Tern
good no’s Kittiwake, Auks and Gannet

Welcome to Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Arctic Skua north off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Common Scoters passing north off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

20th October – Hornsea Mere, Kirkholme Point (JL)

2 Scaup
2 Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
Little Gull

26 Whooper Swan south at Grimston (TI)

Scaup from KP – Jon Lamplough

19th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,JC,LB,MR)

Red-throated Diver flew high south over Southorpe Road 11:11
60 Pink-footed Goose south
Shelduck
2 Scaup
redhead Smew from KP
drake Mandarin from KP flew west
2 Redshank
4+ Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
2 Little Gull
2 Stonechat 1st field
2 Bearded Tit 1st field reedbed
1 Swallow over Heslop’s
1 Redpoll over Heslop’s

redhead Smew from KP – Alan Walkington


drake Mandarin off KP, flew off west in afternoon – Alan Elkin


Cetti’s Warbler from the Mere – Jon Lamplough

18th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,MR,LB,TM)

c149 Barnacle Goose
3 Scaup
redhead Smew from KP
2 Common Scoter
2 Little Gull
3 Little Egret
3 Marsh Harrier
Snipe
4 Stonechat 1st Field

3 Great White Egret at West Carlton (LI)
1 Whooper Swan south off Mappleton
17 Pink-footed Goose south at Mappleton

Smew in Bull Hole


Smew with Tufted Duck off KP


Snipe in 1st Field

17th October – Hornsea Mere, Kirkholme Point (JL,MI)

4 Pintail
2 Garganey north side of Swan island
Scaup
17 Goldeneye
redhead Smew north side of KP
14 Great crested Grebe
Great white Egret
Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Little Gull
Kingfisher

Hornsea seafront seawatch (RL,ML)

a raft of duck on the sea contained 5 Velvet Scoter, Common Scoter and 3 Tufted Duck.
Puffin
5 Knot south
good no’s Red-throated diver

redhead Smew off KP – Roy Lyon


part of the duck flock off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


part of the duck flock off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Smew over KP – Dicky Ticker


Smew over KP – Dicky Ticker

16th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,LI)

c110 Pink-footed Goose over north-west
57 Pochard
Scaup
redhead Smew
12 Little Grebe
10 Great crested Grebe
2 Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
6 Lapwing
3 Little Gull

West Carlton (AJ)

2 Great White Egret
10+ Grey Heron
2 Marsh Harrier
3 Common Buzzard

15th October – Hornsea Mere, Kirkholme Point/Southside (JL,LB)

340 Pink-footed Goose over south
8 Pintail
c130 Shoveler
c450 Wigeon
240 Teal
Scaup
redhead Smew northside of KP
14 Little Grebe
Little Egret
4 Little Gull

West Carlton (MI,AJ)

2 Great white Egret
12 Grey Heron
cream crown Marsh Harrier
2 Common Buzzard

redhead Smew from KP this morning – Jon Lamplough


recordshot of Great White Egret at West Carlton – Ade Johnson


second Great White Egret at West Carlton, almost certainly site firsts – Ade Johnson

14th October – Hornsea Mere, KP (JL)

6 Whooper Swan
73 Pink-footed Goose north west
5 Pintail
67 Pochard
2 Little Egret
5 Little Gull
2 Kingfisher

13th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

32 Pink-footed Goose south
149 Barnacle Goose
91 Pochard
29 Goldeneye
Little Egret
Peregrine
4 Little Gull
2w Mediterranean Gull
Kingfisher

Grimston – (TI)

a afternoon arrival of c800 Siskin included a flock of 500

12th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,LB,LI)

25 Whooper Swan (parties of 3,17 and 5)
c300 Pink-footed Goose over
c30 Teal
84 Pochard
Scaup
17 Goldeneye
Velvet Scoter
Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Little Gull

Grimston – (TI)

1 Great White Egret
31 Whooper Swan south
250+ Pink-footed Goose south
1+ Brambling, 2+ Redpoll, 2+ Siskin
2 Grey Wagtail, 3+ Rock Pipit
1 Kingfisher (Grimston scarcity)
1 Lapland Bunting south

Whooper Swans off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


Common Buzzard over Wassand – Steve Mason

11th October – Hornsea Mere, KP/Northside (JL,LB)

c120 Shoveler
73 Pochard
Velvet Scoter
Little Egret
Peregrine
Little Gull
Kingfisher

10th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MR,MI,LB,BH)

c164 Barnacle Goose
226 Shoveler
2 Garganey north east side of Swan island
60 Pochard
7 Red-crested Pochard (4 drakes)
Velvet Scoter off 2nd field
2 Little Gull
3 Marsh Harrier
Common Sandpiper
1 House Martin
Grey Wagtail

Barnacle Geese off Southorpe Road – Bill Harkleroad


Common Buzzard over 1st Field – Bill Harkleroad

9th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,LB)

c220 Pink-footed Goose over
77 Pochard
12 Goldeneye
Velvet Scoter off 2nd field
5 Little Egret
23 Lapwing
Marsh Harrier
Little Gull
3 House Martin south
Whinchat 1st field

Kingfisher from Wassand Hide – Simon Pugh


Kingfisher from Wassand Hide – Simon Pugh

8th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,LB)

3 Whooper Swan
44 Pochard
16 Little Grebe
4 Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
Common Sandpiper
Little Gull
12+ Bearded Tit from Wassand (SM)
Whinchat 1st field

3 Whooper Swans off 1st Field this afternoon – Jon Lamplough

7th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,LB)

151 Barnacle Goose
41 Pochard
Scaup
15 Goldeneye
12 Little Grebe
1 Great White Egret + 2nd bird flew in from south-east late morning
6 Little Egret
Osprey off 1st Field at 11:30 flew south
Marsh Harrier
Common Sandpiper
Snipe
3 Little Gull
4 Swallow
2 Jay
Whinchat 1st field
5 Chiffchaff
c120 Goldfinch by Ouzel Hedge

Grimston – (TI)

Dusky Warbler (for 2nd day)
Redstart
Black Redstart
several Ring Ouzel
Great White Egret north

Rolston – (GR)

Great Grey Shrike briefly on the clifftop around 15:15

Grasshopper Warbler caught and ringed at Grimston – Tim Isherwood


Kingfisher from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox

6th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL)

2 Pink-footed Goose
2 Pintail
320+ Wigeon
470+ Tufted Duck
36 Pochard
Velvet Scoter off 2nd field
8 Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
5 Little Gull
Kingfisher
Whinchat 1st field

Grimston – (TI)

2 Redstart
2 Ring Ouzel
150+ Redwing
3 Brambling
probable Dusky Warbler seen late on

Velvet Scoter off 2nd Field – Jon Lamplough


Grey Heron on Wassand – Steve Mason


Great White Egret – Steve Mason

5th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,JC)

4 Pintail
156 Shoveler
19 Wigeon
95 Teal
22 Pochard
Scaup
12 Goldeneye
4 Little Egret
3 Marsh Harrier
Common Sandpiper
Snipe
6 Little Gull
Whinchat

4th October – Cowden (TM,AG)

Wryneck seen mid morning but no sign in afternoon + Yellow-browed Warbler heard

Grimston (TI)

4 (3 new birds) Yellow-browed Warbler
2 Whooper Swan
Jay
4 Swallow + 6 House Martin
20 Chiffchaff

Aldbrough (AJ)

Yellow-browed Warbler

Hornsea Mere (LB)

2 Dunlin + Whinchat 1st Field

3rd October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (MR,JC,AE,LB)

143+ Barnacle Goose
1 Whooper Swan
10 Little Grebe
11 Goldeneye
2 Pintail near Tree Island
4+ Little Egret
1 Great White Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
Water Rail
2 Common Sandpiper
Snipe
4 Little Gull
Whinchat
36 Pied Wagtail
2 House Martin
3 Swallow
11+ Skylark
Comma in Heslop’s

Yellow-browed Warbler at Grimston (TI)
6 ad Whooper Swan south
1 dark-bellied Brent Goose north
2 Redwing
Redstart
Brambling + 3 Siskin
and good numbers of common migrants in afternoon

Whinchat in 1st Field – Alan Elkin


Water Rail off 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Snipe off 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Kingfisher – Jeff Cox


a couple of Roe Deer near the Mere late in the year – Justin Foradip

2nd October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (MR)

146 Barnacle Goose + 12 over north (5+6+1)
79+ Pink-footed Goose
10 Little Grebe
6 Whooper Swan
8 Goldeneye
6+ Little Egret
1 Dunlin
4 Little Gull
Peregrine
Marsh Harrier
2 House Martin
1 Swallow
2 Kingfisher

8 Barnacle Goose north off Cowden
Bonxie south
4 Eider south
3 Rock Pipit
2 Wheatear
Stonechat
Grey Wagtail

Rock Pipit at Cowden


Kestrel along the Cowden clifftop


Tree Sparrow at Cowden


Dunlin on KP


Pink-footed Geese over the Mere


Little Gull off KP


Great Crested Grebe off 2nd Field

1st October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand (JC)

Whinchat
3 Chiffchaff
7 Goldeneye
3 Little Egret
Sparrowhawk

Sooty Shearwater + Manx Shearwater
3 Pomarine Skua north in a short seawatch off Hornsea upto 08:30 (TI)

7 Arctic Skua, 6 Manx Shearwater and Great Northern Diver off Hornsea around midday (TI)

Yellow-browed Warbler at Aldbrough (AJ)

belated pic of the juv Black Tern from Saturday – Alan Walkington


September Sightings

30th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand (JC,SP)

140+ Barnacle Goose
2 Great White Egret
8 Little Egret
11 Little Grebe
9 Great Crested Grebe
2 Whinchat
3 Chiff Chaff
9 Tree Sparrow

Yellow-browed Warbler at Stream Dyke (LI)
Red Kite over Mappleton (GR)
2 Yellow-browed Warbler at Grimston (TI)

Whinchat in 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Great White Egret from Wassand – Simon Pugh


Great White Egret from Wassand – Simon Pugh

29th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JC)

juv Black Tern
Great White Egret
3 Little Egret
31 Teal
8 Little Grebe
2 Goldeneye
5 Shoveler
Snipe
7+ Bullfinch on 2nd field bank
140+ Barnacle Goose
Jay

Yellow-browed Warbler at Grimston (TI)
Swift + Wheatear
Manx Shearwater
21 Arctic Skua
11 Bonxie
350+ Little Gull
Red-breasted Merganser
2 Purple Sandpiper
Whale sp. seen heading south

Great White Egret off 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Teal over the Mere – Justin Foradip


3 Roe Deer in the clear near the Mere – Justin Foradip

28th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL)

3 Goldeneye
18 Little Grebe
2 Great white Egret
14 Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
Common Sandpiper
2 Black-tailed Godwit from KP
Snipe
18 Little Gull
juv Black Tern
2 Grey Wagtail
3 Swallow

Black-tailed Godwits from KP – Jon Lamplough


Black-tailed Godwit from KP – Jon Lamplough


Black-tailed Godwit from KP – Alan Walkington

27th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MR,JC)

c146 Barnacle Goose
3 Goldeneye
Goosander
Garganey
2 Pintail
17 Little Grebe
2 Great White Egret
Marsh Harrier
juv Peregrine
7+ Dunlin
Common Sandpiper
3 Snipe
3+ Little Gull
juv Black Tern
3 Kingfisher
28+ Skylark south of Heslop’s
2 Mistle Thrush

Black Tern from KP late morning


Black Tern from KP late morning


Black Tern from KP late morning


Black Tern from KP late morning


Black Tern from KP late morning


Black Tern and Little Gull on jetty early afternoon – Steve Mason


Black Tern off KP early afternoon – Alan Elkin


17 Little Grebe having a party on the Mere today – Jeff Cox


Dunlin – Jeff Cox

26th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MI)

c146 Barnacle Goose
80+ Shoveler
50+ Wigeon
2 Goldeneye
16 Little Grebe
Great white Egret
14 Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
6 Dunlin
Ruff
Common Sandpiper
2 Snipe
3 Little Gull

25th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC)

140+ Barnacle Goose
Pintail
drake Garganey
370 Tufted Duck
17 Pochard
2 Goldeneye
21 Great crested Grebe
1+ Great white Egret
11 Little Egret
c60 Lapwing
3 Dunlin
Common Sandpiper
Redshank
2+ Greenshank
4 Snipe
Hobby
58 Little Gull
2 juv Kittiwake
25 Pied Wagtail
8 Swallow

Water Rail off 1st Field – Alan Elkin


Kingfisher off 1st Field – Alan Elkin


Great White Egret – Jeff Cox


Great White Egret – Jeff Cox

24th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC)

17 Pochard
2 Goldeneye
20 Great crested Grebe
Great white Egret
12 Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
Ruff KP
3 Dunlin
Little Stint KP
Greenshank
4 Snipe
9 Little Gull
34 Pied Wagtail south

Little Stint off KP – Jeff Cox


Little Stint off KP – Jeff Cox


Little Stint off KP – Jeff Cox


Little Stint on KP – Alan Elkin


Ruff – Jeff Cox


Ruff – Jeff Cox


Snipe – Jon Lamplough


Grey Wagtail – Jeff Cox

23rd September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL)

c148 Barnacle Goose
7 Pintail
29 Shoveler
360 Teal
320 Wigeon
348 Tufted Duck
13 Pochard
15 Little Grebe
14 Grey Heron
4 Great white Egret (New Mere Record)
8 Little Egret
4 Dunlin
Greenshank
4 Snipe
190 Little Gull early morning
juv Mediterranean Gull
4 Common Tern

Great White Egret also south at Grimston (TI)

3 of 4 Great White Egrets off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


Great White Egret off Swan Island, 4 birds today is a record count for the Mere – Jon Lamplough


male Bearded Tit from Wassand – Steve Mason

22nd September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,LI)

dark-bellied Brent Goose off 1st field
13 Pintail
117 Wigeon
180 Teal
Garganey off Tree Island
2 Mandarin
17 Pochard
2 Goldeneye
2 Great white Egret off 1st field in evening
10 Little Egret
Dunlin (metal ringed)
Redshank
Greenshank
4 Snipe
740 Little Gull early morning

a new bird for the Grimston recording area with an Arctic Warbler caught and ringed at the site. Richard’s Pipit also seen in the afternoon (TI)

Arctic Warbler at Grimston – Tim Isherwood

21st September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL)

3 Shelduck
4 Pintail
115 Shoveler
7 Wigeon
160+ Teal
2 Garganey Tree island
2 Goldeneye
Common Scoter
25 Great crested Grebe
14 Little Grebe
11 Little Egret
Dunlin
2 Redshank
Greenshank
4 Snipe
19 Little Gull mid afternoon
2cy Mediterranean Gull
*of interest an Ocean Sunfish was seen heading south off Hornsea (JC)

Ocean Sunfish south off Hornsea – Jeff Cox

20th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC)

29 Pink-footed Goose
3+ Pintail
68 Wigeon
290+ Teal
1+ Garganey
10 Pochard
Common Scoter
11 Little Grebe
12 Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
23 Lapwing
Ruff Swan island spit
2 Dunlin
Common Sandpiper
Greenshank 1st field
Curlew
2 Snipe
26 Little Gull early morning
2100 Black-headed Gull early morning
Yellow Wagtail 1st field

Kingfisher – Steve Mason


Fox along the Southside – Jeff Cox


Roe Deer along the Southside – Jeff Cox


Dunlin – Jeff Cox

19th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

3 Mandarin
10 Pochard
10 Little Grebe
Greenshank
3 Snipe
104 Little Gull early morning

18th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MR,JH,AE)

6 Whooper Swan
142 Barnacle Goose
66 Pink-footed Goose stubble field south of Heslop’s and over Mere. Flocks of 23,41,3 over late morning/early afternoon
2 Garganey near Tree Island
c830 Teal
11 Grey Heron
8 Little Egret
Hobby
Marsh Harrier
15 Little Gull off 1st/2nd Field early afternoon
Greenshank
Snipe
Kingfisher

41 Pink-footed Goose at Cowden mid afternoon in stubble field

6 Whooper Swans from Wassand Hide at 11:10 – Alan Elkin


juv Little Gull off 1st Field


juv Little Gull off 1st Field


juv Little Gull off 1st Field


Pink-footed Geese over the Mere

17th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MR)

140+ Barnacle Goose
1 Garganey
1 Goosander
6 Little Egret
Hobby
2 juv Marsh Harrier
Greenshank
2 Redshank
Kingfisher

Mappleton 07:00-09:00 (MR)

1 pale-bellied Brent Goose north
9 Bonxie
6 Arctic Skua
2 ad Pomarine Skua south 08:02
11 Manx Shearwater
21 Red-throated Diver
2 Common Scoter
Grey Plover north
3 Redshank

Cowden 15:15-19:20

3 Bonxie
5 Arctic Skua
4 ad Pomarine Skua north 18:02
1 Sooty Shearwater north 17:47
33 Manx Shearwater north
14+ Red-throated Diver
1100 Little Gull late evening
000’s Auks,Gannet,Kittiwake
18 Teal
15 Wigeon
1 Common Scoter

Goosander in Bull Hole


Little Gulls off Cowden late evening


Pomarine Skua off Cowden recordshot

16th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MR)

146 Barnacle Goose (138,8)
110 Pink-footed Goose (34,73,3)
12 Little Grebe off 2nd Field
59 Teal
2 Garganey north side of Swan island
8 Pochard
Great white Egret in morning, flew SSE 12:03
6 Little Egret
Peregrine
Hobby
3 Marsh Harrier south
Ruff
Greenshank
2 Snipe
1w Mediterranean Gull
93 Little Gull early morning, 97 at 16.20
2 Whinchat KP + Heslop’s
1 Stonechat Heslop’s
Grey Wagtail east over 2nd Field
Spotted Flycatcher 1st Field

2 Leach’s Petrel off Longbeaches Hornsea late evening (LI)

25 Arctic Skua, 8 Bonxie, 7 Manx Shearwater + Sooty Shearwater off Grimston late evening (TI)

8 Manx Shearwater, 18 Red-throated Diver, 3 Stonechat + 3 Wheatear at Cowden (MR)

Spotted Flycatcher in 1st Field


Pink-footed Geese over the Mere late morning


Greenshank off 2nd Field


Wheatear on Cowden cliffs


Guillemot off Cowden

15th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC)

153 Barnacle Goose
7 Shelduck
171 Shoveler
7 Wigeon
Garganey
15 Pochard
4 Grey Heron
5 Little Egret
Ruff
2 Common Sandpiper
Greenshank
Snipe
286 Little Gull early morning
2cy Mediterranean Gull
Yellow Wagtail 1st field
Spotted Flycatcher 1st field
Blackcap
6+ Goldcrest

Reed Warbler – Jon Lamplough


Spotted Flycatcher in 1st Field – Justin Foradip


Goldcrest – Jeff Cox


Wheatear on south beach – Justin Foradip

14th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL)

Pink-footed Goose
88 Shoveler
5 Wigeon
230 Teal
Garganey
219 Tufted Duck
5 Pochard
5 Little Egret
Ruff
Common Sandpiper
Redshank
Greenshank
271 Little Gull early morning

Garganey on the Mere today – Jon Lamplough

13th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL)

135 Shoveler
9 Wigeon
110 Teal
Garganey
7 Pochard
16 Great crested Grebe
8 Little Grebe
5 Little Egret
Ruff Swan island spit
Dunlin
2 Common Sandpiper
Greenshank
Snipe
139 Little Gull early morning
2 Yellow Wagtail 1st field
Redstart 1st field
Wheatear 1st field

Wheatear in 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


plenty of Migrant Hawkers around the Mere – Jeff Cox


good numbers of Reed Bunting also around the Mere – Jeff Cox

12th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC)

Pintail
151 Shoveler
7 Wigeon
116 Teal
6 Pochard
5 Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
Ringed Plover south
Ruff
3 Dunlin
Common Sandpiper
Greenshank
Spotted Redshank
Snipe
348 Little Gull early morning
2cy Mediterranean Gull
2 Swift
3 Grey Wagtail
Wheatear 1st field
c120 Goldfinch by Ouzel Hedge

2 Brent Goose still at Rolston

Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Goldfinches up by Ouzel Hedge set-a-side – Jeff Cox


Great Spotted Woodpecker – Jeff Cox

11th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,JC,MR)

138 Barnacle Goose
1 Pink-footed Goose
4 Little Grebe
Hobby over fields off Hull Road in afternoon
2 Dunlin
3 Common Sandpiper
Greenshank
Snipe
92 Little Gull early morning
300+ hirundines
2 Chiffchaff
3 Willow Warbler
21 Tree Sparrow
5 Meadow Pipit

2 pale-bellied Brent Goose in field at Rolston in evening (GR)
Barn Owl + Tawny Owl heard

young Great Crested Grebe – by young Jeff Cox


4 Little Grebe on the Mere – Jeff Cox

10th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,JH,MR)

142 Barnacle Goose
1 Pink-footed Goose
6+ Little Grebe
Hobby
Peregrine
Marsh Harrier
Pintail
Garganey from northside
53 Shoveler
47 Wigeon
a minimum 290 Teal
31 Pochard
4 Little Egret
Snipe
4 Dunlin
3 Greenshank
4 Common Sandpiper
3 Avocet over then off west side Swan Island
1 Spotted Redshank between 1st/2nd Field late afternoon
Ruff
Curlew west
460 Little Gull early morning
Wheatear 1st Field
2 Grey Wagtail on KP

Snipe off 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Spotted Redshank off 2nd Field ‘have a cigar’ – Roger Waters


Greenshank ‘waiting for the worms’ off 1st Field – Nick Mason


Wheatear 1st Field ‘in the flesh’ – Dave Gilmour


dead eyed Dunlin – Jeff Cox


Meadow Pipit 1st Field – Jeff Cox

9th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,MR)

11 Shelduck including 10 west
5 Pintail
44 Shoveler
32 Wigeon
520+ Teal
8 Pochard
6 Little Egret
Hobby
Ruff
Dunlin
4 Common Sandpiper
Redshank
2 Greenshank
Snipe
360 Little Gull early morning
ad Mediterranean Gull
2 Common Tern
6+ Swift
Spotted Flycatcher 1st/2nd Field

8th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,JC)

57 Little Gull
2 Greenshank
8 Common Sandpiper
2 Dunlin
Redshank
6 Little Egret
9 Wigeon
14 Teal

Cetti’s Warbler at the Mere – Jeff Cox


Ruddy Darter – Jeff Cox


Redshank, Greenshank, Little Egret – Jeff Cox

7th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL)

81 Shoveler
2 Wigeon
6 Teal
4 Pochard
9 Little Egret
Knot Swan island spit
Ruff Swan island spit
Common Sandpiper
Greenshank
Snipe
41 Little Gull early morning

6th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,MR,CH,PS)

142 Barnacle Goose
1 Pink-footed Goose
Shelduck
66 Shoveler
4 Wigeon
Garganey
2 Pochard
2 Marsh Harrier
6+ Little Egret
Knot Swan island spit
2 Dunlin west
Common Sandpiper
Greenshank
2 Turnstone west
2 Snipe
297 Little Gull early morning
Swift
Jay

15 Pink-footed Goose at West Carlton (AJ)

Pink-footed Goose in with the Barnacle Goose flock along the Southside – Jeff Cox

5th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC)

72 Barnacle Goose
Shelduck
41 Shoveler
Wigeon
25 Teal
Garganey
Water Rail
2 Marsh Harrier
9 Little Egret
Ringed Plover south
Knot Swan island spit
2 Dunlin
2 Common Sandpiper
Redshank
2 Greenshank 1st field edge
Snipe
37 Little Gull early morning
6+ Swift

Otter from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Garganey – Jon Lamplough


Greenshank along 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


Greenshank along 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Greenshank – Jeff Cox

4th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL)

Shelduck
28 Shoveler
15 Teal
drake Garganey
Ringed Plover south
Knot Swan island spit
3 Dunlin
2 Common Sandpiper
Greenshank
2 Curlew
270 Little Gull early morning
8+ Swift
Kingfisher
Grey Wagtail

Bittern from Wassand Hide – Steve Hines

3rd September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL)

Shelduck
3 Pintail
26 Shoveler
5 Wigeon
45 Teal
9 Grey Heron
Great white Egret
10 Little Egret
Hobby
85 Lapwing
Knot Swan island spit
3 Dunlin
3 Common Sandpiper
Redshank
2 Greenshank
Snipe
204 Little Gull early morning
8 Swift
Kingfisher

ad + juv Mediterranean Gull off Cowden in evening
172 Little Gull on sea + 57 west
Whimbrel
6 Sanderling
2 Wheatear

2nd September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,JC,MR,SC)

Shelduck
26 Shoveler
3 Wigeon
70 Teal
2 Pochard
8 Little Grebe
8+ Grey Heron
Great white Egret
12 Little Egret
2 Hobby
Snipe
Ringed Plover
Oystercatcher
13 Knot (flock of 10 flew west followed later by a single bird. 2 on Swan island spit in the afternoon)
3 Dunlin
3 Common Sandpiper
5 Redshank
2 Greenshank
2 Curlew west
545 Little Gull early morning
2+ Swift
Green Woodpecker
Kingfisher
2 Wheatear
2 Yellow Wagtail
c130 Goldfinch + Linnet by Ouzel Hedge

56 Pink-footed Goose south at Grimston (TI)
Osprey south
Raven south
4 juv Mediterranean Gull in evening

6 Mediterranean Gull off Cowden in evening (2 ads,2w,3 juvs)

Marsh Harrier from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Great White Egret – Jeff Cox


Water Rail off 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Wheatear from 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Swift over KP – Bill Harkleroad


Hobby from KP – Scott Chegg


Dunlin on KP – Scott Chegg

1st September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,BMJ,MR)

Shelduck
57 Shoveler
7 Wigeon
110 Teal
Pochard
12 Grey Heron
Great white Egret
13 Little Egret
2 Hobby
2 Avocet
4 Dunlin
3 Common Sandpiper
4 Redshank
2 Greenshank
Snipe
810 Little Gull early morning
1600 Black headed Gull early morning
4 Swift
Wheatear 1st field
40+ Goldfinch by Ouzel Hedge
*of interest an Orange-tagged (DA) juv Marsh Harrier flew west this morning (GB,AE) having recently been reported from Flamborough

2 sum’plumaged Red-throated Diver off Cowden
Marsh Harrier in off at Cowden
Wheatear

Bonxie and Arctic Skua off Grimston in evening (TI)

2 Red-throated Diver off Hornsea (RL,ML et al)
11 Knot
26 Sandwich Tern
8 Common Scoter
6 Fulmar
1 Great Crested Grebe
30+ Gannet
6 Teal
1 Collared Dove

tagged juv Marsh Harrier thru Wassand/Decoy – Alan Elkin


Great White Egret over the Mere – Mike Patton


Little Egrets off 1st Field – Bill Harkleroad


Wheatear at Cowden


Brown Hawker at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


August Sightings

31st August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,CH)

Shelduck
2 Pintail
51 Shoveler
26 Wigeon
30 Teal
Garganey
2 Pochard
Great white Egret
10 Little Egret
Hobby
3 Dunlin
Common Sandpiper
4 Redshank
Greenshank 1st field
Snipe
790 Little Gull early morning

Dunlin on KP today – Jon Lamplough


Greenshank off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


Little Egret off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough

30th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,MI,MR)

Shelduck
55 Shoveler
4 Wigeon
30 Teal
5 Pochard
2 Hobby from Wassand (AE)
Great white Egret
9 Little Egret
2 Dunlin
2+ Common Sandpiper
Greenshank
Snipe
860 Little Gull early morning
2 Bearded Tit

prob juv Yellow-legged Gull off Cowden in evening
juv Mediterranean Gull
16 Swift south
Common Sandpiper
2 Wheatear
2 Porpoise

Snipe off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


Reed Warbler – Steve Mason


Little Grebe off 2nd Field – Scott Chegg


Swift south off Cowden


2 Harbour Porpoise off Cowden

29th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL)

Shelduck
12 Shoveler
9 Wigeon
125 Teal
2 Pochard
10 Grey Heron
Great white Egret
10 Little Egret
Hobby
Little ringed Plover west
4 Dunlin
2 Common Sandpiper
4 Snipe
630 Little Gull early morning
Garden Warbler 2nd field

Dunlin on KP – Jon Lamplough

28th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MI,RL,EH)

Shelduck
36 Shoveler
75+ Wigeon
570+ Teal
Great White Egret
9 Little Egret
2+ Hobby
Common Sandpiper
4 Dunlin
Redshank
2 Ruff west
Turnstone west
5 Curlew south
Whimbrel south
1170 Little Gull early morning
Whinchat 1st field

Great White Egret – Roy Lyon


Great White Egret – Roy Lyon


Migrant Hawker – Roy Lyon

27th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL)

15 Shoveler
12 Wigeon
200+ Teal
2 Garganey
3 Pochard
Great white Egret
8+ Little Egret
Peregrine
Ruff west
2 Dunlin
3 Redshank
Greenshank
Curlew
Whimbrel
520 Little Gull early morning

27 Whinchat
5 Pied Flycatcher
2 Wheatear this afternoon at Grimston (TI)

Marsh Harrier from Wassand – Steve Mason


Marsh Harrier from Wassand – Steve Mason


Marsh Harrier from Wassand – Steve Mason

26th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL)

7 Pintail
25 Shoveler
31 Wigeon
240 Teal
2 Garganey
Mandarin
2 Pochard
7 Little Grebe
11 Little Egret
25 Ringed Plover south
Dunlin south
Wood Sandpiper south
Common Sandpiper
5 Redshank
1030 Little Gull early morning
3+ Common Tern
2 kingfisher
2 Bearded Tit

7 Mediterranen Gull + Yellow-legged Gull south at Grimston (TI)

Reed Warbler – Steve Mason


Lesser Whitethroat – Steve Mason

25th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand (JL,JC)

3 Little Grebe
2 Shelduck
5 Wigeon
330 Teal
9 Shoveler
12 Little Egret
1+ Peregrine
2 Oystercatcher
Common Sandpiper
5 Redshank
6 Curlew
4+ Whimbrel
Turnstone south
1160 Little Gull early morning
Spotted Flycatcher
2 Jay
2 Bearded Tit

migrants at Grimston (TI) included:

3 Pied Flycatcher
6 Wheatear
19+ Whinchat
good no’s of common warblers

fem Common Darter – Jeff Cox


Sedge Warbler – Steve Mason


Sedge Warbler – Steve Mason


Spotted Flycatcher along the Southside – Steve Mason


pair Bearded Tit off 2nd Field – Alan Elkin


Shoveler over the Mere – Justin Foradip


Cormorant – Jeff Cox


Reed Bunting – Steve Mason

24th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,CH)

40 Shoveler
3 Wigeon
160 Teal
drake Garganey
Great white Egret
8 Little Egret
Peregrine
3 Common Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper south
Greenshank south
32 Curlew
6+ Whimbrel south
Snipe
670 Little Gull early morning
juvenile Mediterranean Gull
2 Kingfisher
2 Bearded Tit
Whinchat in Bull Hole in evening

Wigeon on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

23rd August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MR)

6 Shelduck
36 Shoveler
2 Wigeon
70+ Teal
drake Garganey
2 Pochard
9 Little Egret
Snipe
Common Sandpiper
Redshank
Whimbrel
Black-tailed Godwit
960 Little Gull early morning
juvenile Mediterranean Gull + 3 Med Gull at Cowden 2ads + juv
juvenile Black Tern
2 Spotted Flycatcher
2 Bearded Tit
2 Grey Wagtail

juv Black Tern on buoy off KP


Little Egret off 1st Field


Sunflower, its good but its no van Cox – Steve Mason

22nd August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,LI,JH,JC)

82 Cormorant
Shelduck + flock of 12 that circled and flew east
59 Shoveler
8 Wigeon
470+ Teal
2 Pochard
female Scaup
Great white Egret
10 Little Egret
juvenile Peregrine
1+ Hobby
2 Marsh Harrier
3 Common Sandpiper
Redshank
3 Curlew west
1280 Little Gull early morning
juvenile Black Tern
Kingfisher
2 Grey Wagtail
Yellow Wagtail
2 Bearded Tit

Great White Egret at the Mere today – Jon Lamplough


juv Black Tern close at times off 1st Field – Alan Elkin


juv Black Tern close at times off 1st Field – Alan Elkin


recent pic, pair Bearded Tit from 2nd Field – Steve Mason


female Bearded Tit – Steve Mason


male Bearded Tit off 2nd Field – Steve Mason


male Bearded Tit – Steve Mason


Lesser Whitethroat – Steve Mason


part of the Shelduck flock over the Mere – Jeff Cox


Treecreeper – Justin Foradip

21st August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand (JL,JC)

2 Shelduck
15 Shoveler
2 Wigeon
50+ Teal
2 Pochard
juvenile Peregrine
Kestrel
Sparrowhawk
Common Sandpiper
Redshank
c930 Little Gull early morning
juvenile Black Tern
4 Yellow Wagtail
2 Spotted Flycatcher 1st/2nd Field
2 Bearded Tit off 2nd Field
15+ Willow Warbler
4 Lesser Whitethroat
good no’s Chiffchaff
2 Jay
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker

juv Black Tern – Steve Mason


juv Black Tern – Steve Mason


Lesser Whitethroat – Jeff Cox


juv Willow Warbler – Jeff Cox


Sunflower along the Southside – Vincent van Cox


a good mix of butterflies seen this morning – Justin Foradiip

20th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,LI)

3 juvenile Shelduck
3 Shoveler
70+ Teal
female Scaup
10 Little Egret
Ringed Plover south
Common Sandpiper
c630 Little Gull early morning
juvenile Black Tern
2 flava Wagtail south
Whinchat 1st field
2 Spotted Flycatcher 1st/2nd field
2 Bearded Tit

Tree Pipit over at Grimston, and an increase in Willow Warbler (TI)

Clouded Yellow on Buddleia from Sunday – Lee Ives


Tree Bumble Bee in Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


Southern Hawker at Aldbrough Fish ponds – Ade Johnson


Whinchat present at the Mere today – Jon Lamplough


1 of 2 Spotted Flycatchers 1st/2nd Field today – Jon Lamplough


a few Willow Warblers also present for good measure – Jon Lamplough


Sand Martin over the Mere – Steve Mason


Sedge Warbler – Steve Mason

19th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,JC,MR)

11 Shoveler
70+ Teal
11 Little Egret
Common Sandpiper
3+ Curlew
Redshank
670 Little Gull early morning
3 juvenile Mediterranean Gull
Spotted Flycatcher
2 flava Wagtail south
2 Grey Wagtail
2 Bearded Tit

Spotted Flycatcher in 2nd Field – Jeff Cox


Spotted Flycatcher in 2nd Field – Jeff Cox


Spotted Flycatcher in 2nd Field – Steve Mason


pair Bearded Tit from 2nd Field – Alan Elkin


Little Egret over the Mere -Jeff Cox


Little Egret over the Mere -Jeff Cox

18th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL)

19 Shoveler
40+ Teal
15 Little Egret
Common Sandpiper
6 Redshank
620 Little Gull early morning
5 flava Wagtail south
2 Bearded Tit

male Bearded Tit posing off 2nd Field today – Jon Lamplough

17th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,MR,TM,JC,SC)

16 Shoveler
70 Teal
Garganey
Pochard
12 Little Egret
38 Lapwing
Common Sandpiper
2 Redshank
2410 Little Gull early morning
2 Bearded Tit (adult male & female)

juv Caspian Gull and juv Yellow-legged Gull at Grimston on beach (TI)

male Bearded Tit off 2nd Field – Jon Lamplough


male Bearded Tit off 2nd Field – Jon Lamplough


female Bearded Tit off 2nd Field – Jon Lamplough


pair Bearded Tit off 2nd Field – Scott Chegg


female Bearded Tit – Scott Chegg


female Bearded Tit – Alan Elkin

16th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MR)

18 Shoveler
Teal
Garganey
Pochard
Goldeneye
15 Little Egret
2 Common Sandpiper
3 Redshank
Greenshank
840 Little Gull early morning
19+ Common Tern

5 Mediterranean Gull (2 ads + 3 juvs) ploughed field at Goxhill just past Great Hatfield

Shoveler on the Mere – Jon Lamplough


ad Mediterranean Gull at Cowden


Little Egrets on Swan Island


Gull action near Goxhill

15th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,MR)

14 Shoveler
17 Teal
Garganey
15 Little Egret
2 Common Sandpiper
Turnstone
890 Little Gull early morning
50+ Common Tern west early morning
Kingfisher
2 Whinchat 1st field
1+ Bearded Tit heard in Heslop’s

juv Black Tern south past Mappleton 19:44 (MR) also Grimston 19:56 (TI)

1 of 2 Whinchat in 1st Field this morning – Jon Lamplough


Common Terns passing Mappleton


Common Scoters off Hilston – Roy Lyon

14th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MI,CH)

6 Shoveler
28 Teal
Garganey
Pochard
17 Little Egret
Peregrine
5 Common Sandpiper
Curlew north
550 Little Gull
adult Mediterranean Gull
Sandwich Tern off KP
4 Grey Wagtail KP
2+ Bearded Tit Bull hole

Swedish Blue-ringed Little Gull ‘SP’ – Jon Lamplough

13th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MI,JC,LB)

7 Shoveler
20+ Teal
Garganey
11 Little Egret
2 Dunlin
Knot KP
3 Common Sandpiper
3 Redshank
710 Little Gull early morning
Kingfisher
Green Woodpecker in Sigglesthorne

Knot on KP today – Jon Lamplough


Dunlin on 1st Field edge – Jeff Cox


Dunlin on 1st Field edge – Jeff Cox


Little Gull on the Mere – Jeff Cox

12th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC)

2 Shelduck
4 Shoveler
7 Teal
Garganey
Pochard
13+ Little Egret
3 Knot west
4 Dunlin (3 west, 1 1st field)
2+ Common Sandpiper
590 Little Gull early morning
2 juvenile Mediterranean Gull
15+ Common Tern
Arctic Tern
Kingfisher
3+ juvenile Bearded Tit 1st/2nd field

10 juv Mediterranean Gull south past Grimston, 5 Arctic Skua
6 Manx Shearwater
Great crested Grebe (TI)

Bearded Tit in 2nd Field – Jon Lamplough


1 of a minimum 3 Bearded Tit 2nd Field – Jeff Cox


1 of a minimum 3 Bearded Tit 2nd Field – Jeff Cox


Reed Warbler along the Southside – Jeff Cox

11th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC)

3 Shoveler
5 Teal
3 Garganey
3 Mandarin
2 Pochard
11 Little Egret
Dunlin south
Common Sandpiper
3 Black-tailed Godwit south
1180 Little Gull early morning
juvenile Mediterranean Gull
2 Kingfisher

juv Knot on South beach – Jeff Cox


juv Knot on South beach – Jeff Cox


obliging Fox in Wassand – Steve Mason


Fox in Wassand – Steve Mason


Bearded Tit in 2nd Field – Jon Lamplough


Grey Heron in Wassand – Steve Mason


Garganey still present from the Northside – Jon Lamplough

10th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,MR,TI,JR)

14 Shoveler
110 Teal
2 Garganey
2 Goldeneye
Mandarin from KP
8 Little Egret
1+ Hobby
Curlew heard
2 Common Sandpiper
Redshank
Greenshank east
875 Little Gull early morning
1+ juvenile Mediterranean Gull
1+ Bearded Tit 1st field reedbed

At 9:09 a long slim winged ‘White-rumped’ Swift sp. was picked up distantly from 1st field reedbed feeding over the west end of Swan Island. The bird was observed several times upto 09:50 albeit distantly (approx 600-700 yards), when it was decided to look from Kirkholme Point for closer views. The bird was seen again over Heslop’s reedbed and over the Mere (again distantly) before it was relocated by Mark Thomas late morning over Swan Island and the Northside of the Mere. Views afforded around this time till midday at least made the decision to identify the bird as a Pacific Swift solid!

Pacific Swift at the Mere, from KP – Will Scott


Pacific Swift at the Mere, from KP – Will Scott

9th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside/KP (JL,JC)

1+ Little Grebe
4 Shoveler
2 Wigeon
3 Teal
3 Garganey
2 Pochard
9 Little Egret
Dunlin
8 Common Sandpiper
4 Redshank
14 Common Gull
210+ Little Gull early morning
Kingfisher
1+ Bearded Tit 1st field reedbed

Mandarin off KP – Jeff Cox


Common Tern with Little Gulls – Jeff Cox


Swedish rung Little Gull blue band ‘HJ’ – Jeff Cox

8th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside/KP (JL,MR,AE)

1+ Little Egret
8 Shoveler
3 Wigeon
2 Teal
Mandarin from KP
3 Garganey
3 Pochard
drake Scaup
9 Little Egret
1+ Water Rail 1st Field
1 Curlew
1 Whimbrel
7+ Common Sandpiper
4 Greenshank
3 Redshank
92 Little Gull early morning
Nuthatch seen from Fair View, NE corner of Mere
Wheatear from KP

Comma in Heslop’s – Bill Harkleroad


Wheatear on KP – Alan Elkin


Mandarin from KP – Alan Elkin

7th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,MR)

3 Little Grebe
7+ Shoveler
2 Wigeon
20+ Teal
3 Garganey
5 Pochard
drake Scaup
2 Goldeneye
12 Little Egret
1 Common Sandpiper
3 Redshank
63 Little Gull early morning
12+ Common Tern
Kingfisher
Bearded Tit heard

6th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC)

6 Shoveler
11 Wigeon
10+ Teal
3 Garganey
5 Pochard
6 Grey Heron
5+ Little Egret
Ringed Plover
2 Dunlin 1st field edge
2 Common Sandpiper
41 Little Gull
12+ Common Tern
5 Bearded Tit 2nd field before moving into Heslops
*of interest a Bedstraw Hawkmoth was found in a moth trap down Mere View (LB)

a stunning Bedstraw Hawkmoth found in Mere View – Lesley Ball


Otter in Wassand – Jeff Cox


Goldfinch in Wassand – Steve Mason


3 Garganey on the Northside – Jon Lamplough

5th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC)

8 Shoveler
2 Wigeon
c35 Teal
3 Garganey (1 drake) off 2nd field
Mandarin
14 Pochard
drake Scaup off 2nd field
2 Goldeneye
26 Great crested Grebe
7 Little Egret
Knot briefly on Hornsea south beach (JC)
3 Dunlin
2 Common Sandpiper
31 Little Gull
10+ Common Tern
Kingfisher
Bearded Tit heard southside

female Common Blue on KP – Jeff Cox


Little Gull over the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Little Gull over the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Minnows in Stream Dike, Little Egret fodder – Justin Foradip

4th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand/KP/Northside (JL)

12 Shoveler
2 Wigeon
3 Teal
2 Garganey off Swan island late afternoon
2 Mandarin
drake Scaup off 2nd field
5 Pochard
6 Little Egret
Hobby
Golden Plover
Dunlin
4+ Common Sandpiper
Redshank
3 Curlew west
Whimbrel west
2 Black-tailed Godwit south
Snipe south
17 Little Gull
12+ Common Tern
Kingfisher
2 Bearded Tit Southside

drake Scaup off 2nd Field – Jon Lamplough

3rd August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand (JL,MR)

6 Shoveler
12 Teal
3 Garganey from Wassand hide
2 Wigeon
5 Pochard
juv Shelduck
6 Little Egret
Avocet west
Dunlin
4 Common Sandpiper
Redshank
2 Curlew
83 Little Gull early morning
juvenile Mediterranean Gull
15+ Common Tern
Kingfisher

Sedge Warbler in 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


a belated pic of the adult Black Tern from the 29th July – Jon Lamplough

2nd August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand (JL,JC)

10 Shoveler
15 Teal
2 Garganey from Wassand hide
4 Pochard
6 Little Egret
Grey Plover south
4+ Common Sandpiper
Redshank
4 Curlew west
Black-tailed Godwit south
165 Little Gull early morning
20+ Common Tern
Kingfisher

2 Garganey from Wassand Hide – Jon Lamplough


juv Marsh Harrier from Wassand – Jeff Cox


juv Marsh Harrier from Wassand – Jeff Cox


Sedge Warbler – Justin Foradip


Migrant Hawker – Jeff Cox

1st August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand (JL,JC)

10 Shoveler
3 Wigeon
13 Teal
2 Garganey from Wassand hide
3 Pochard
3 Little Egret
2 Dunlin south
7+ Common Sandpiper
2 Redshank
Greenshank south
Turnstone south
882 Little Gull flew in early morning, most of which returned to the sea by 6.00 am
20+ Common Tern
Kingfisher
Grey Wagtail KP
2 Bearded Tit from Wassand hide
*of interest the ringed Little Egret “AN” present on 30th July was rung as a chick near Newark-on-Trent in 2014. It was then last sighted at North Killingholme Haven in 2016 before its appearance at the Mere on Tuesday.

Kingfisher at the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Green-veined White in Wassand – Steve Mason


juv Wren in Wassand – Steve Mason


Wrens in Wassand – Steve Mason


Peacock in Wassand – Steve Mason


July Sightings

31st July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,MR,JC)

4 Shoveler
38 Teal
3 Pochard
3 Little Egret
Hobby
3 Dunlin south
8 Common Sandpiper
2 Oystercatcher
Redshank
2 Curlew
330 Little Gull early morning
juvenile Mediterranean Gull
20+ Common Tern
Arctic Tern
Kingfisher

juv Mediterranean Gull on the Mere – Jon Lamplough


juv Black-headed Gull on KP


ad Little Gull on KP carpark


2cy Little Gull in front of an impending storm today


Little Gulls inc 1 fresh juv on the jetties at KP

30th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,LC,MR)

2 Shoveler
Wigeon
5 Teal
4 Pochard
2 Shelduck
Goldeneye
6+ Little Egret
2 Hobby
12 Lapwing
3 Golden Plover south
6 Dunlin south
4+ Common Sandpiper, 22 off 1st Field edge in evening + 6 on KP
23 Redshank south
Spotted Redshank west
Turnstone over the Mere then flew south
2 Whimbrel south in evening
Curlew west
43 Little Gull in the morning, c552 inc 2 juvs off 2nd Field at 20:05
3 juvenile Mediterranean Gull
15+ Common Tern
Kingfisher
2 Grey Wagtail

Little Egret sporting a ring off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


Northern Eggar moth from Mere View – Lesley Ball


juv Blackbird on KP – Justin Foradip


good numbers of Painted Lady’s around the Mere – Bill Harkleroad

29th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,LI,LB,LC)

2 Shoveler
4 Wigeon
20+ Teal
5 Pochard
8 Common Scoter off 1st field
4+ Little Egret
Dunlin south
Wood Sandpiper flew west 9.40
15+ Common Sandpiper
Redshank
Spotted Redshank south
Greenshank south
3 Whimbrel west
240 Little Gull flew in as the fog lifted after 7.00 am. and Included a single juvenile
1+ juvenile Mediterranean Gull
juvenile Yellow-legged Gull off 1st field
20+ Common Tern
Arctic Tern
adult Black Tern found after fog lifted
Red Kite over East End of Mere 12:40
Hummingbird Hawkmoth and Comma off Southorpe

28th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand (JL,JC,RL,EH)

2 Shoveler
c30 Teal
3 Garganey from Wassand hide
2 Wigeon
7 Pochard
20+ Great crested Grebe
Fulmar over KP/Swan island 5.10 – 5.20
4+ Little Egret
c70 Lapwing
Knot south
3 Dunlin 1st field
2 Wood Sandpiper south, 2 south at Grimstom also (TI)
Green Sandpiper 1st field
25+ Common Sandpiper KP/Swan island/1st field
Redshank
Whimbrel south
130+ Little Gull
juvenile Mediterranean Gull
32+ Common Tern
2 Yellow Wagtail nr Stream Dyke
Painted Lady’s in good no’s at Mere and Grimston and Rolston
18 Gatekeeper (LB)

Migrant Hawker in Wassand – Erich Hediger


imm male Common Darter – Jeff Cox


2 of 3 Garganey present in Wassand/Decoy – Roy Lyon


1 of 2 juv Yellow Wagtail – Jeff Cox


Little Egret at Stream Dyke – Jeff Cox


misty conditions at the Mere late morning till mid afternoon – Roy Lyon

27th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,JC)

5 Shoveler
2 Wigeon
15 Teal
Garganey off Swan island then flew west
8 Pochard
6 Little Egret, 5 present on Stream Dyke early morning (LI)
4+ Dunlin
4 Common Sandpiper
Redshank
Curlew north
2 Whimbrel west
46 Little Gull early morning, 54 mid afternoon
30+ Common Tern
Arctic Tern
Kingfisher
juv Great Spotted Woodpecker (ringed) at Rolston (GR)

26th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

4 Shelduck
7 Shoveler
35+ Teal
3 Garganey close off 1st field
9 Pochard
6 Little Egret
Golden Plover
10 Dunlin (8 south, 2 1st field edge)
38+ Common Sandpiper (1st field/Swan island)
6 Redshank
2 Greenshank south
2 Curlew south
6 Whimbrel south
Black-tailed Godwit south
577 Little Gull flew in off the sea early morning, then quickly moving through or returning to the sea
27+ Common Tern
Kingfisher
White-letter Hairstreak near Seaton Pond (LI)
Purple Hairstreak down Wassand Balk (LI)

2 Garganey off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


Garganey on 1st Field Edge – Jon Lamplough

25th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,LC,JC,MR)

2 Shelduck
14 Shoveler
Wigeon
34 Teal
Mandarin
7 Pochard
3 juvenile Goosander briefly off 1st field
7 Little Egret
28 Dunlin south
6+ Common Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper 1st field edge
5 Redshank south
Greenshank 1st field edge
1 Golden Plover
6 Curlew south
14 Little Gull early morning, 66 late afternoon, c600 at 19:40
20+ Common Tern
1 Arctic Tern
3 Little Tern off KP
Kingfisher
Flava Wagtail south
2 juv Grey Wagtail KP
35+ Purple Hairstreak between Southorpe and Weatherhill (LI)

Little Gull over 2nd Field


Little Gull over 2nd Field


Little Gull from 2nd Field


Common Tern from KP


Little Gull from KP


Common Sandpiper and Green Sandpiper 1st Field edge – Jon Lamplough


3 juv Goosander this morning – Jeff Cox


Boiling heat, summer stench, beneath the black the sky looks dead – Chris Cornell

24th July – Hornsea Mere, KP/Northside (JL,JH,MR)

5 Shoveler
Wigeon
21 Teal
7 Pochard
3 Little Egret
6+ Common Sandpiper
2 Redshank
57 Little Gull 5.00 am, 13 Little Gull upto 20:45
2 Little Tern off KP late morning
21+ Common Tern
Kingfisher
2 Grey Wagtail

Hobby and Marsh Harrier in Wassand – John Sanders

23rd July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,MI,MR)

3 Shoveler
Wigeon
15 Teal
15 Pochard
9 Little Egret
3 Curlew
Common Sandpiper
5 Knot
4 Redshank
14 Little Gull, 550+ upto 20:30
3 juv Mediterranean Gull
17+ Common Tern
Fritillary butterfly sp. flew south through KP around midday (TI)
Vagrant Emperor on KP 11am

Sandwich Tern off South beach – Alan Elkin

22nd July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL)

13 Shoveler
Wigeon
3 Teal
15 Pochard
16 Great crested Grebe
5 Little Egret
60 Lapwing
Common Sandpiper
Redshank
3 Black-tailed Godwit west
48 Little Gull early morning (45 flew west)
7+ Common Tern
*of interest locally a pair of Avocet’s successfully raised four young at a nearby site

1 of 4 juv Avocet’s from a nearby site


Avocet with 2 young from early June

21st July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL)

11 Pochard
3 Little Egret
3 Dunlin south
2 Common Sandpiper
2 Redshank south
180 Little Gull (177 flew to the sea by 5.20)
11+ Common Tern
Kingfisher

White-letter Hairstreak in Hornsea – Lee Ives/Jeff Cox


Reed Warbler along the Southside – Jeff Cox


Fox at the Mere – Justin Foradip

20th July – Hornsea Mere (JL,JC)

9 Teal
2 Little Egret
Hobby
48 Little Gull early evening
juv Mediterranean Gull
6+ Common Tern

juv Mediterranean Gull over the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Small Skipper – Justin Foradip


Brown Hare – Jeff Cox

19th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL)

Shoveler
Wigeon
20 Teal
2 Mandarin
12 Pochard
Fulmar over Swan island then flew south east over 1st field 06.35
6 Little Egret
Hobby
9 Redshank
3 Whimbrel
2 Black-tailed Godwit south
20 Little Gull flew seawards 05.00 am, 3 present mid morning
Sandwich Tern flew to a buoy off 2nd field 6.55, then seen over KP mid morning
6+ Common Tern
Kingfisher

Fulmar over 1st Field – Jon Lamplough

18th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MI,JC)

7 Shoveler
2 Wigeon
41 Teal
2+ Garganey. Drake and female off 1st field early morning, single female late afternoon
Mandarin
8 Pochard
5 Little Egret
2+ Hobby
Redshank south
4 Curlew west
2 Whimbrel west
5+ Little Gull
6+ Common Tern
Kingfisher

Sedge Warbler – Jeff Cox

17th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC)

17 Shoveler
9 Teal
5 Wigeon
Mandarin
6 Pochard
16 Great crested Grebe
5 Little Egret
107 Lapwing north
c80 Golden Plover over the northside
Greenshank
4 Redshank
5 Curlew west
20 Little Gull early morning, 28 during the afternoon
6+ Common Tern
Barn Owl

Rook along the Southside – Jeff Cox


Willow Warbler – Jeff Cox


Barn Owl – Justin Foradip

16th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,MR,LB)

2 Shoveler
3 Wigeon
5 Pochard
2 Little Egret
2 Hobby
2 Marsh Harrier
2+ Common Buzzard
14 Lapwing
Golden Plover
Dunlin KP
30 Little Gull am
6+ Common Tern
Grey Wagtail

Kestrel with prey over 3rd Field late morning


Little Gull on Jetty from KP – Jon Lamplough

15th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MR)

Teal
3 Mandarin
10 Pochard
2 Little Egret
19 Redshank south
Curlew south
Whimbrel south
2 Hobby
73 Little Gull departed east c.5.00 am
10+ Common Tern
2 Grey Wagtail KP
Water Vole on KP late morning

Pipistrelle Bat at Rolston – Graham Russell

14th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL)

Shelduck south
6 Teal
2 Garganey
Mandarin
8 Pochard
Goldeneye
2 Little Egret
Dunlin south
18 Redshank south
Whimbrel south
77 Little Gull am
7+ Common Tern
Kingfisher

Ringlet – Steve Mason

13th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL)

11 Teal
2 Garganey
3 Wigeon
2 Mandarin
4 Pochard
Goldeneye
2 Little Egret
Redshank
Curlew
58 Little Gull up to mid morning, 22 late afternoon
13+ Common Tern
2 Kingfisher

Garganey on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

12th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL)

18 Teal
2 Wigeon
Mandarin
7 Pochard
Goldeneye
1+ Little Egret
Peregrine
Redshank
Greenshank south
30 Little Gull am (28 ad, 1.1s, 1. 2s) 7 ad in the afternoon
ad Mediterranean Gull
10+ Common Tern
2 Arctic Tern
Kingfisher Swan island

Grey Heron through Wassand – Steve Mason

11th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,TI)

3 Teal
3 Wigeon
Mandarin
7 Pochard
7+ Hobby
3 Little Egret
2 Redshank
Curlew west
12 Little Gull including 11 ad west during the morning
6+ Common Tern

10th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL)

3 Shoveler
Wigeon
59+ Teal
9 Pochard
5 Little Egret
3 Dunlin south
9 Curlew west
36 Little Gull west early morning (34 ad, 2. 1s)
7+ Common Tern
Kingfisher

9th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MR,TM)

24+ Teal
Wigeon
Mandarin
8+ Pochard
3+ Little Egret
4 Hobby
Dunlin
Common Sandpiper
4+ Oystercatcher
8+ Redshank
11+ Curlew south/west
2 ad Mediterranean Gull
2 ad Little Gull
4+ Common Tern
2 Kingfisher

Hornsea Seawatch 7.30 – 8.55

220 Common Scoter north
2 Dunlin south
2 Curlew north, 2 south
20 Little Gull
3 Sandwich Tern north

8th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MR,BH,CH)

4 Shelduck
19 Teal
2 Pochard
10 Little Egret
2 Oystercatcher
25 Redshank south
13+ Black-tailed Godwit
Greenshank blogging
Whimbrel
24+ Curlew
adult Little Gull
5+ Common Tern
Kingfisher

Black-tailed Godwits over 2nd Field – Bill Harkleroad


Black-tailed Godwits through Wassand – Steve Mason


Black-tailed Skimmer 2nd Field – Bill Harkleroad

7th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand (JL,JC)

3 Pochard
2 Little Egret
Hobby
3+ Marsh Harrier
Tawny Owl
Barn Owl
2 Dunlin south
27 Redshank south
7+ Common Tern
Grey Wagtail

6th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside/Wassand (JL,JC,RL,EH)

3 Pochard
Goldeneye
1+ Little Egret
4 Hobby
4 Marsh Harrier

Common Sandpiper
3 Curlew west
3+ Common Tern
Kingfisher

Hobby in Wassand – Roy Lyon


imm male Goldeneye – Roy Lyon


1 of 2 Hornet seen today – Roy Lyon


Toad of Wassand Hall – Roy Lyon

5th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL)

2 Wigeon
2 Pochard
5+ Little Egret
2 Hobby
Black-tailed Godwit south
2 Whimbrel north
18 Little Gull including 17 west early morning
4+ Common Tern
Kingfisher
2 juv Grey Wagtail Swan Island

Kingfisher along the Southside – Jon Lamplough

4th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL)

2 Pochard
2 Little Egret
Hobby
2+ Redshank
14 Curlew west
3 Little Gull (ad & 2. 1s)
3+ Common Tern
Kingfisher
Grey Wagtail

Black-tailed Skimmer – Scott Creek

3rd July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL)

3 Teal
Wigeon
2 Pochard
2 Little Egret
4 Redshank
4 Curlew west
7 Little Gull (3 ad, 4 1s)
adult Mediterranean Gull
3+ Common Tern

ringed Cetti’s Warbler in Wassand – Jeff Cox


Hornet in Wassand – Steve Mason


Hobby in Wassand – Steve Mason


Hobby in Wassand – Steve Mason

2nd July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL)

Shoveler
Wigeon
2 Teal
Mandarin
5+ Grey Heron
Little Egret
14+ Redshank
27 Black-tailed Godwit south
2 Curlew west
1s Little Gull
4+ Common Tern
Grey Wagtail

Redshanks heading through the Mere – Steve Mason

1st July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,MI)

7 Teal west
3 Pochard
3 Grey Heron
5 Little Egret + 5 Little Egret between Mappleton and Hornsea (JC)
4+ Common Sandpiper
3 Little Gull
2+ Common Tern

Emperor Dragonfly at Rolston – Jeff Cox


5 Little Egret moving up the beach from Mappleton – Jeff Cox


part of the Sand Martin colony near Mapp – Jeff Cox


Wren in Wassand – Steve Mason


June Sightings

30th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,JC)

2 Grey Heron
Wigeon
44 Teal west
4 Mandarin
7 Pochard
3+ Hobby
Redshank
4 Curlew west
12+ Little Gull
3+ Common Tern
2 Little Tern over the mere at 6.13 then flew east

juv Reed Bunting – Jeff Cox


Marsh Harrier – Justin Foradip


Common Tern from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Hobby from Wassand – Steve Mason

29th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand (JL,RL,EH,JS,MS)

2 Teal
2 Mandarin
Pochard
3+ Little Egret
6 Hobby
Redshank
18 Curlew west
26 Little Gull
3+ Common Tern
Kingfisher
Grass Snake

Hobby from Wassand – Roy Lyon


2 Hobby over Decoy upto 6 seen today – Roy Lyon


2 Hobby from Decoy/Wassand upto 6 seen today – Roy Lyon


Grass Snake from Wassand/Decoy – John Sanders


Hobby in Wassand – John Sanders

28th June – Hornsea Mere (JL,JC)

Mandarin
4 Little Egret
2 Hobby
7 Curlew north
5 Little Gull
3 Common Tern

Pyramidal Orchid – Jeff Cox


Common Swift over the Mere – Jeff Cox


Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

27th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

Mandarin
3 Pochard
Little Egret
Redshank south
2 Black-tailed Godwit south
9 Curlew
2 Little Gull
3+ Common Tern

Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

26th June – Hornsea Mere (JL)

5 Pochard
3 Little Egret
Redshank
7+ Common Tern

Reed Bunting from the Mere – Jon Lamplough

25th June – Hornsea Mere (JL,JC)

Mandarin
91 Tufted Duck
5 Pochard
Little Egret
Curlew
7 Little Gull
3 Common Tern

Jelly Ear Fungus in Wassand – Jeff Cox

24th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand (JL,JC)

Little Grebe
6 Teal
Mandarin
4 Pochard
Little Egret
Curlew west
12 Black-tailed Godwit south
13+ Little Gull
5+ Common Tern
Hobby
2 Jay
10+ Painted Lady

Carrion Crow in 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


Sedge Warbler – Jeff Cox


Common Tern and Grey Heron from Wassand – Jeff Cox

23rd June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL)

Shelduck
2 Teal
2 Mandarin
5 Pochard
13 Great crested Grebe
2+ Little Egret
Common Sandpiper KP
5 Curlew west
4+ Little Gull
4+ Common Tern

Kingfisher from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

22nd June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL)

8 Shoveler
2 Wigeon
2 Teal
2 Mandarin
6 Pochard
3 Little Egret
Hobby
Common Sandpiper KP
3 Redshank
2 Curlew west
9 Little Gull
4+ Common Tern
2 Little Tern at 11.00 from KP (MI)

Little Egret off 1st Field edge – Jon Lamplough

21st June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,JC,BH,JF)

Shoveler
Teal
Mandarin
2 Goldeneye
2+ Little Egret
Hobby
5 Oystercatcher
Green Sandpiper 1st field edge
7 Redshank south
3 Curlew south
4 Little Gull
6+ Common Tern
Green Woodpecker
6+ Cetti’s Warbler

Linnet – Jeff Cox


Meadow Brown – Jeff Cox


Ringlet – Justin Foradip


Roebuck – Bill Harkleroad


Coot on Water Crowfoot from Wassand – Bill Harkleroad

20th June – Hornsea Mere, KP (MR)

Little Egret
4+ Oystercatcher
Redshank
4+ Little Gull
4+ Common Tern

Redshank on KP


Swallow on KP


Little Egret from KP

19th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL)

8 Shoveler
Teal
4 Pochard
2 Goldeneye
5 Oystercatcher
3 Curlew west
6 Little Gull
7+ Common Tern

18th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,LB)

4 Shoveler
32 Gadwall
11 Teal
Wigeon
2 Mandarin
10 Pochard
2 Goldeneye
3 Grey Heron
Red Kite low west over Hornsea Bridge Ind Est (TI)
3+ Hobby
5+ Curlew south
2 Black-tailed Godwit south
10 Little Gull
5+ Common Tern
Otter

drake Pochard – Jon Lamplough

17th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

2 Shoveler
Teal
5 Pochard
Little Egret
Peregrine
Curlew south
8 Little Gull
6+ Common Tern

Yellow Shell in 1st Field – Lee Ives

16th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,LB,LI)

5 Pochard
2 Little Egret
4 Hobby
Redshank
Curlew south
7 Little Gull
6+ Common Tern
Cuckoo

Meadow Vetchling found in 2nd and 3rd Field – Lesley Ball

15th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,LB)

2 Shoveler
3 Wigeon
drake Garganey
Teal
2 Pochard
2 Goldeneye
2 Hobby
Redshank
Curlew south
10 Little Gull (5 ad,5 1s)
7+ Common Tern

Painted Lady near Wassand Hide – Scott Creek


flowering Dog Rose on 2nd Field bank – Lesley Ball

14th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside/KP (JL,MR,LB,AE)

2 Shoveler
5 Teal
2 Goldeneye
Pochard
Great white Egret flew north west 7.38
Hobby
Barn Owl
5 Oystercatcher
6 Little Gull (2 adult, 4. 1s)
6+ Common Tern
Grey Wagtail

Barn Owl in 1st Field


1st summer Little Gull off 2nd Field


Red-tailed Bumblebee and Southern Marsh Orchid – Bill Harkleroad


Painted Lady in 1st Field – Bill Harkleroad

13th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,LB)

2 Shelduck
Pochard
2 Goldeneye
Barn Owl
3 Little Gull (2 adults)
6 Common Tern

12th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside/KP/Wassand (JL,RL)

3 Hobby (all 2cy)
2 Little Gull (both 1s)
Common Tern

Hobby at the Mere – Roy Lyon

11th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

2 Shoveler
9 Teal
Pochard
Hobby
4 Oystercatcher
Dunlin east
4 Curlew east
3 Little Gull (all 1s)
5 Common Tern

10th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,LB)

Teal
3 Pochard
Goldeneye
Hobby
2 Redshank
1s Little Gull
2 Common Tern

Southern Marsh Orchid – Lesley Ball

9th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,JC)

2 Shelduck
Teal
8 Pochard
Little Egret
Cattle Egret flew in from the east at 05.55. Still present on Swan island at 9.40
2 Sparrowhawk
Hobby
Barn Owl
4 Little Gull (all 1s)
3 Common Tern
4 Yellowhammer

Common Spotted Orchid in Wassand – Justin Foradip


Speckled Wood – Justin Foradip

8th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,TM,LB)

2 Shelduck
2 Teal
Pochard
Little Egret
2 Little Gull (both 1s)
2cy Mediterranean Gull
2 Common Tern
Yellow Wagtail
small numbers of Painted Lady’s through the Mere today
Small Copper

7th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,MR)

6 Pochard
2 Shelduck
5 Shoveler
Cattle Egret Swan Island till late morning at least
3 Hobby
Spoonbill flew west 8.30
2 Fulmar
Greenshank south
2 Little Gull (both 1s)
2cy Mediterranean Gull
3 Common Tern

Fulmar from KP


Fulmar from KP


Fulmar from KP

6th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand (JL,MR)

5 Shoveler
4 Teal
Goldeneye
Cattle Egret (3rd Mere record) Swan Island in morning, flew west at 13:40
Peregrine
Hobby
2 Little Gull (both 1s)
2cy Med Gull
2 Common Tern

Cattle Egret on Swan Island – Jon Lamplough


2cy Med Gull over the Mere – Jon Lamplough

5th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MR,JC,LB,MI)

2 Teal
2 drake Mandarin
Pochard
Goldeneye
fem Goosander
Hobby
Tawny Owl
Barn Owl
2 1s Little Gull
1s Mediterranean Gull
2 Common Tern

Cowden – (MR)

Hobby
120+ Swift south
3 Cuckoo
Grasshopper Warbler

Soldier Beetle from the Mere – Bill Harkleroad


Cuckoo at Cowden


Swift at Cowden


Kestrel along the Southside of the Mere – Jeff Cox


juv Great Spotted Woodpecker – Jeff Cox


male Bullfinch – Justin Foradip


Water Crowsfoot in Wassand – Jeff Cox

4th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,MR,LB)

2 Shelduck
2 Shoveler
2 Teal
8 Pochard
6 Little Egret (including 5 on Swan island early morning then flew west)
Tawny Owl
Hobby
5 Oystercatcher
4+ Common Tern
Yellow Wagtail
Chimney Sweep, Red Admiral, Holly Blue

Cowden – (MR)

Osprey – in the area around 50 mins then flew high north 09:30ish
1 Hobby
Grasshopper Warbler
1 Fulmar

Osprey heading out north over Cowden


Osprey over Cowden


Osprey at Cowden


Osprey at Cowden causing a fuss

a Roebuck in 1st Field early morning – Jon Lamplough

3rd June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,MI,JC)

2 Wigeon
Teal
Goldeneye
fem Goosander
3+ Grey Heron
Little Egret
Red Kite south west over 1st field in afternoon (presumed same over Tansley Lane,Hornsea JC) Red Kite over Mappleton mid morning (GR)
Hobby
4+ Oystercatcher
Avocet Swan Island spit
3 Black tailed Godwit north
1s Mediterranean Gull west early morning
2 Common Tern
450+ Swift
Cuckoo

a lingering Goldeneye at the Mere – Jeff Cox


Common Buzzard – Jeff Cox

2nd June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,RL,MI,ML)

4 drake Shoveler
6 Pochard
drake Mandarin
4 Grey Heron north east
Spoonbill flew south east 9.42
3+ Hobby
Common Sandpiper
2cy Little Gull
4 Little Tern (Mere rarity) over the Mere for about 3 minutes early morning
Common Tern
Cuckoo
Otter

Hornsea seafront (RL,ML)

6 Manx Shearwater
c60 Sandwich Tern south
3 Puffin south
Teal south
Fulmar south
Kestrel south

Sandwich Tern – Roy Lyon


Gannet south off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Auks off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Reed Warbler singing down Stream Dike – Jeff Cox


Orange Tip – Jeff Cox


Small Copper – Jeff Cox

1st June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL)

drake Mandarin
2+ Little Egret
Hobby
7+ Oystercatcher
Common Sandpiper
Greenshank
2cy Little Gull
adult Kittiwake over the mere early morning
Common Tern
2 Barn Owl
2 Cuckoo
Otter

Little Gull over the Mere – Jon Lamplough


May Sightings

31st May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,TM,MR,JC)

no sign of the drake Baikal Teal
drake Mandarin
2 Wigeon
drake Teal
Little Egret
3+ Common Tern
2 Cuckoo
2 Yellow Wagtail

male Montagu’s Harrier through south at Aldbrough/East Newton mid afternoon (AJ)

Broad-bodied Chaser at Cowden


Meadow Pipit at Cowden


Common Blue from around the Mere – Justin Foradip

30th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,MR,LB)

drake Baikal Teal till mid afternoon at least around buoy 7 west of Swan Island
2+ Wigeon
10 Pochard
11 Great Crested Grebe
Barn Owl
Tawny Owl
1+ Hobby
3+ Common Tern
1+ Cuckoo
Yellow Wagtail

Baikal Teal on the Mere today – Jon Lamplough


Baikal Teal favouring the west end of Swan Island this afternoon – Jon Lamplough


Baikal Teal favouring the west end of Swan Island this afternoon – Jon Lamplough


Phonescoped Tawny Owl near the Mere


aerial Hobby over KP


male Marsh Harrier over 2nd Field


Great Spotted Woodpecker from around the Mere – Justin Foradip

29th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,MR,LB)

drake Baikal Teal on Swan Island to late morning at least
5 Teal
11 Pochard
Little Egret
Barn Owl
1+ Hobby
3+ Common Tern
2 Cuckoo
Grass Snake in 1st Field

Baikal Teal 28/05 on Swan Island – Jon Lamplough


Swallow over 1st Field


Little Egret off 1st Field

28th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,MR,BH,LB)

Shoveler
2 Wigeon
3 Teal
drake Baikal Teal on Swan Island mid to late morning at least
9 Pochard
Fulmar blogging during the morning
Little Egret
Barn Owl
2 Hobby
Dunlin east
Common Sandpiper
3 Common Tern
2 Yellow Wagtail
Otter

Barn Owl over 2nd Field – Bill Harkleroad

27th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL)

4 Wigeon
11 Teal
drake Baikal Teal mobile between Swan island and Decoy
4 Pochard
Fulmar high over Swan island 8.37
Honey Buzzard flew south east over Swan island 8.55
Hobby
4 Ringed Plover west
5 Dunlin west
Common Sandpiper Swan Island
Curlew west
3+ Common Tern

Honey Buzzard also south over Aldbrough late morning (AJ) and Grimston shortly after (TI)

Tree Sparrow in 1st Field – Steve Mason


Willow Warbler in Wassand – Steve Mason

26th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL)

Barnacle Goose
Shelduck
4 Shoveler
4 Wigeon
4 Teal
drake Baikal Teal off Swan island during the morning before moving to Decoy
10 Great crested Grebe
2+ Hobby
Greenshank
2cy Mediterranean Gull
3+ Common Tern

25th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL)

2 Shelduck
drake Baikal Teal west of Swan Island during the morning, flew to Decoy midday
Teal
4 Wigeon
Little Egret
1+ Hobby
2 Common Sandpiper Swan Island
3+ Common Tern
Otter

Baikal Teal in flight from Wassand – John Sanders


Baikal Teal in Wassand – Alan Elkin


Baikal Teal in Wassand – Alan Elkin


Baikal Teal in Wassand – Alan Elkin

24th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

drake Baikal Teal associating with drake Wigeon, till 20:39 at least off west end of Swan Island
Little Egret
6 Dunlin
Redshank
3+ Common Tern

drake Baikal Teal on the Mere – Jon Lamplough


drake Baikal Teal with the drake Wigeon – Roy Lyon


drake Baikal Teal at the west end of the Mere – Roy Lyon


drake Baikal Teal – Roy Lyon


drake Baikal Teal – Roy Lyon


Mute Swans from Wassand – Steve Mason

23rd May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL)

Pochard
Goldeneye
2 Little Egret
2+ Hobby
Common Sandpiper
5 Common Tern
Otter

male Marsh Harrier in Wassand – Steve Mason


Fox in Wassand – Steve Mason

22nd May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,JC,MR)

7 Grey Heron (3 from KP, 4 flew high west)
drake Garganey from KP till late morning then flew west
3+ Pochard
5+ Common Tern
Red Kite high over Cowden/Aldbrough (AJ)
3+ Hobby
Barn Owl at Southorpe + Mappleton
Green Woodpecker at Southorpe

Common Tern off 2nd Field


Barn Owl at Mappleton

21st May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,MR)

2 drake Garganey from northside of KP from mid morning
5+ Common Tern
4 Pochard
4 Wigeon
1+ Hobby
fem Ring Ouzel back on 1st field edge till 08:40

Ring Ouzel early morning 1st Field edge – Jon Lamplough


2 drake Garganey from KP – Jon Lamplough


2 drake Garganey off KP carpark

20th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,TM,JC,MR)

5 Shelduck
drake Garganey KP
drake Mandarin
Little Egret
3 Red Kite – 1 circling over the west end was soon joined by another 2, all 3 eventually heading SSE over 2nd Field around 12:30. The second observation of 3 birds together over the Mere this year.
Peregrine west
3 Hobby
4 Oystercatcher north
2 Common Sandpiper 1st field
5+ Common Tern
Cuckoo
fem Ring Ouzel briefly in 1st Field mid afternoon
Spotted Flycatcher in Wassand

Grasshopper Warbler at South Cliffs
3 Oystercatcher
Barn Owl

Ring Ouzel 1st Field edge


Ring Ouzel off east sharpish


Oystercatchers over South Cliffs – Jeff Cox