September Sightings

24th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

3 Pink-footed Goose
6 Pintail
8 Shoveler
27 Wigeon
9 Teal
3 Goldeneye
juv Red-necked Grebe
2 Little Egret
Hobby
Greenshank
2 Snipe
Little Gull

7 Sandwich Tern off Hornsea
9 Red-throated Diver

Red-throated Diver – Jeff Cox


auks passing south past Hornsea – Jeff Cox

23rd September – Hornsea Mere, Southside

8 Pintail
12 Shoveler
27 Wigeon
11 Teal
118 Tufted Duck
2 Goldeneye
2 Little Grebe
Peregrine
Dunlin
Greenshank
Snipe
Little Gull

c211 Pink-footed Goose south over Hornsea and Seaton

12 pale bellied Brent Goose south at Ulrome
c1455 Pink-footed Goose south at Ulrome

Small Copper – Roy Lyon


Migrant Hawker – Roy Lyon


Jackdaw on KP – Roy Lyon

22nd September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

440 Greylag Goose
7 Pintail
59 Gadwall
33 Shoveler
22 Wigeon
12 Teal
2 Goldeneye
3 Little Grebe
Little Egret
Peregrine
Golden Plover over
2 Dunlin south
Common Sandpiper
3 Redshank south
Greenshank
Snipe
6 Little Gull early morning

Peregrine on Swan Island – Jon Lamplough

21st September – Hornsea Mere, Southside

19 Pintail
19 Shoveler
64 Wigeon
292 Teal
90 Tufted Duck
2 Pochard
2 Goldeneye
3 Little Grebe
3 Little Egret
Dunlin
2 Redshank
Spotted Redshank on Swan island spit
Greenshank
Snipe
49 Little Gull early morning
6 Bearded Tit

Bearded Tit – Jon Lamplough


Bearded Tit – Jon Lamplough

20th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside

3 Little Grebe
juv Red-necked Grebe
1+ Scaup
3 Pochard
2 Goldeneye
8 Pintail
Osprey over 2nd Field 10:10 then south
2+ Marsh Harrier
2 Dunlin
1 Spotted Redshank
1 Redshank
8 Black-tailed Godwit
Snipe
68 Little Gull early morning

juv Sabine’s Gull north at Grimston 07:15

Cowden 08:00-09:30

16+ Red-throated Diver
300+ auks on sea
1 Bonxie
3 Arctic Skua
juv Mediterranean Gull
2 Little Gull
3 Shelduck
27 Wigeon
6 Common Scoter
drake Eider
30 Golden Plover

Hornsea seawatch – 07:25-09:00

Shelduck 6 north
Pintail 1 north
Wigeon 34 north
Teal 57 north, 104 south
Common Scoter 31 north, 14 south
Eider 1 south
Red-throated Diver 9 north, 5 south
Gannet 90 north
Little Gull 3 north
Sandwich Tern 7 north, 3 south
Common Tern 2 north
Bonxie 1 north
Arctic Skua 7 north
Puffin 1 north

c600 auks off Hornsea (2 dead auks + 1 dead Fulmar)

Osprey heading south this morning


Osprey heading south this morning


Osprey heading south this morning


Arctic Skuas off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

19th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

6 Pintail
9 Shoveler
110 Wigeon
132 Teal
85 Tufted Duck
Little Grebe
juv Red-necked Grebe
2 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
Avocet
Ringed Plover over
4 Dunlin south
Greenshank
2 Snipe
76 Little Gull early morning
8 Meadow Pipit south
Whinchat 1st field

recent images of Bearded Tits from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


recent images of Bearded Tits from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


recent images of Bearded Tits from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


juv Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

18th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

161 Barnacle Goose
9 Pintail
21 Shoveler
48 Wigeon
54 Teal
Pochard
2 Goldeneye
3 Little Grebe
juv Red-necked Grebe
Bittern flew east from Decoy
5 Little Egret
Hobby
Peregrine
Grey Plover south
Dunlin
7 Ruff
Greenshank
2 Snipe
Water Rail
580 Little Gull at 06.35
10+ Bearded Tit

Hornsea seawatch 13:30-15:00

1 Bonxie
10 Sandwich Tern + 2 Common Tern
20+ Teal + 4 Shoveler
20 Common Scoter
12 Red-throated Diver
80 Guillemot

Grimston

Redstart, Tree Pipit, Marsh Harrier, Hobby and Mediterranean Gull

Bearded Tit – Jeff Cox


Bearded Tit – Jeff Cox


Greenshank and Water Rail – Jeff Cox


Red-throated Diver – Roy Lyon


Bittern from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Bittern from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

17th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

30 Shoveler
66 Wigeon
178 Teal
drake Ring-necked Duck
2 Goldeneye
4 Little Grebe
juv Red-necked Grebe
3 Little Egret
Osprey over west end then high south 11:59
Peregrine
5 Hobby
3 Ruff
4 Dunlin
Common Sandpiper
Greenshank
3 Snipe
490 Little Gull early morning
8+ Meadow Pipit

Ring-necked Duck off 2nd Field mid-morning


Ring-necked Duck early morning – Dave Hobson


Osprey over Ouzel Hedge before departing high south


Osprey from Wassand Hide – Wayne Atkinson


juv Red-necked Grebe from KP – Jon Lamplough


Roesel’s Bush Cricket near Heslop’s

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Migrant Hawker – Jeff Cox


Hobby over 2nd Field

16th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

161 Barnacle Goose
11 Shoveler
18 Wigeon
34 Teal
2 Goldeneye
3 Little Grebe
juv Red-necked Grebe
5 Little Egret
1+ Hobby
68 Lapwing
2 Ruff on Swan island spit
16 Dunlin (12 east)
Greenshank
Curlew south
305 Little Gull early morning

Migrant Hawker – Jon Lamplough

15th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

14 Pintail
8 Shoveler
25 Wigeon
14 Teal
87 Tufted Duck
Goldeneye
5 Little Grebe
juv Red-necked Grebe
3 Little Egret
Hobby
4 Avocet on Swan island spit
24 Lapwing
2 Dunlin
Common Sandpiper
Greenshank
2 Snipe
209 Little Gull at 06.40
1w Mediterranean Gull
Grey Wagtail KP
Siskin over

Hornsea seawatch 15:30-18:00

1500 Kittiwake
12 Pintail
11 Shoveler
82 Teal
17 Wigeon
1 juv Arctic Tern + 2 Sandwich Tern
6 Red-throated Diver

Pintails over the Mere today – Jon Lamplough


Weasel in 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Otter with a catch from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Marsh Harrier from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Marsh Harrier from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

14th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Shelduck
4 Pintail
8 Shoveler
7 Wigeon
52 Teal
6 Pochard
Goldeneye
2 Little Grebe
juv Red-necked Grebe
Little Egret
2 Hobby
Grey Plover east
7 Dunlin south
Spotted Redshank flew south 06.30
Greenshank
2 Curlew south
61 Little Gull at 16.30
2 Mediterranean Gull (both 1w)
Otter

Hornsea seawatch – 07.10-08.24

Teal 4 north
Common Scoter 11 north, 15 south
Red-throated Diver 3 north, 7 south
Gannet 135 north
Fulmar 3 north
Sandwich Tern 15 north
Arctic Skua 2 north, 1 south

juv Red-necked Grebe – Jon Lamplough


Grey Plover through the Mere – Jon Lamplough

13th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

2 Shoveler
25 Wigeon
27 Teal
68 Tufted Duck
3 Pochard
5 Little Grebe
juv Red-necked Grebe
Little Egret
10 Common Sandpiper
6 Redshank (4 south)
Greenshank
Curlew
2 Snipe
20 Little Gull early morning, c1650 in evening
Whinchat
Otter

1 Manx Shearwater north + 2 south off Hornsea
2 Arctic Skua north
9+ Red-throated Diver

a fraction of the 1,650 Little Gulls this evening – Roy Lyon

12th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside

8 Little Grebe
juv Red-necked Grebe south edge of Swan island late afternoon
Common Sandpiper
5 Redshank
6 Little Gull late afternoon
Whinchat 1st field

11th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

c150 Barnacle Goose
Shelduck
12 Shoveler
7 Wigeon
15 Teal
36 Tufted Duck
4 Pochard
Black-necked Grebe
10 Little Grebe
354 Coot
2 Little Egret
Ruff south
3 Dunlin
Common Sandpiper
7 Redshank south
Greenshank
Snipe
5 Little Gull mid morning

Barnacle Geese – Jon Lamplough

10th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Shelduck
Pintail
23 Shoveler
35 Wigeon
207 Teal
7 Pochard
Black-necked Grebe
9 Little Grebe
3 Little Egret
2+ Hobby
Golden Plover
Common Sandpiper
Redshank
Greenshank
97 Little Gull 06.25
Otter

Cowden 16:50-18:50

19 Teal on sea
3 juv Mediterranean Gull (2 on sea + 1 south)
136 Little Gull south + 58 on sea
Arctic Skua south
Hobby

9th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

c150 Barnacle Goose
27 Shoveler
5 Wigeon
121 Teal
Pochard
10 Little Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
Little Egret
2 Hobby
Common Sandpiper
Redshank
Greenshank
2 Snipe
73 Little Gull
Kingfisher
Lesser Whitethroat
Willow Warbler

2 juv Mediterranen Gulls at Cowden

Little Gull off KP


Little Gull off KP


Little Gull off KP


Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

8th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

c150 Barnacle Goose
2 Shelduck
24 Shoveler
5 Wigeon
49 Teal
Black-necked Grebe (often with the Little Grebe flock)
7 Little Grebe
Little Egret
Hobby
27 Lapwing
Dunlin
Common Sandpiper
48 Redshank (47 south)
Greenshank
Curlew south
3 Snipe
131 Little Gull 06.20

Red Kite at Burton Constable

Red Kite, Osprey and Marsh Harrier through at Grimston

Osprey over at Grimston – Tim Isherwood


Canary shouldered Thorn at Grimston – Tim Isherwood


Sparrowhawk from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

Sparrowhawk from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

7th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

152 Barnacle Goose
2 Shelduck
20 Shoveler
Wigeon
43 Teal
Mandarin
Goosander
Black-necked Grebe
6 Little Grebe
2 Little Egret
281 Coot
Dunlin
Redshank
Greenshank
Curlew
2 Snipe
183 Little Gull early morning

juv Marsh Harrier from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Grey Heron from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

Grey Heron from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

Grey Heron from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

6th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside

122 Barnacle Goose
2 Shelduck
38 Shoveler
39 Wigeon
267 Teal
2 Pochard
Black-necked Grebe (often associating with the Little Grebes)
6 Little Grebe
47 Lapwing
Ringed Plover south
2 Ruff (Swan island spit)
Dunlin south
Common Sandpiper
Redshank
Spotted Redshank briefly on Swan island spit
Greenshank
2 Snipe
1260 Little Gull at 06.15
ad Mediterranean Gull
juv Caspian Gull off 1st field then flew east
Yellow Wagtail

Black-necked Grebe with Little Grebes – Jon Lamplough


Whinchat still in 1st Field – Jon Lamplough

5th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

129 Barnacle Goose
8 Shelduck
5 Pintail
10 Shoveler
31 Wigeon
320 Teal
2 Pochard
4 Little Grebe
2 Little Egret
12 Grey Heron
Honey Buzzard south around 16:20
Peregrine
13 Dunlin south
4 Common Sandpiper
8 Redshank south
Spotted Redshank over KP
13 Curlew
2 Snipe
970 Little Gull early morning
2 Whinchat 1st field

Rolston

Marsh Harrier
Spotted Redshank south
Pied Flycatcher
Whinchat
Stonechat

Ulrome

juv Long tailed Skua north

Whinchat in 1st Field – Jeff Cox


2 Whinchat in 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Reed Warbler – Jeff Cox


Pied Flycatcher at Rolston – Graham Russell


Whinchat at Rolston – Steve Mason

4th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

135 Barnacle Goose
2 Shelduck
3 Pintail
34 Shoveler
8 Wigeon
123 Teal
3 Pochard
Peregrine (seen taking a Little Gull)
Merlin over 1st field
3 Ringed Plover
9 Dunlin south
Common Sandpiper
Redshank
Greenshank
3 Curlew south
Whimbrel south
1580 Little Gull early morning
3 Swift
1+ Otter

Long-tailed Skua north 13:48
17 Red-throated Diver off Hornsea

Long-tailed Skua north past Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Long-tailed Skua north past Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Red-throated Diver off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Red-throated Divers off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

3rd September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

2 Shelduck
Pintail
33 Shoveler
5 Wigeon
91 Teal
3 Pochard
5 Little Egret
75 Lapwing
Common Sandpiper
13 Redshank + 12 over Hull Road
2 Dunlin
1900 Little Gull early morning

Hornsea seawatch

07.30-10.00 & 15.30-16.48

Teal 11 north, 1 south
Common Scoter 124 north
Red-throated Diver 1 north, 1 south
Gannet 57 north
Fulmar 4 north
Little Gull 175 north
Mediterranean Gull juv offshore
Sabine’s Gull ad north 07.50
Sandwich Tern 30 north
Common Tern 23 north
Bonxie 2 north
Pomarine Skua ad north
Arctic Skua 5 north + 3 early evening
Long tailed Skua juv north + 1 early evening

*of interest on the Moff front perhaps only the 15th Yorkshire record of Clifden Nonpareil at Grimston this morning

Clifden Nonpareil moth at Grimston – Tim Isherwood


Willow Warbler at Rolston – Graham Russell

2nd September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

2 Shelduck
23 Shoveler
48 Teal
7 Wigeon
4 Little Egret
1+ Peregrine
2 Hobby
c80 Lapwing
32 Dunlin south
53 Redshank south
Snipe
1770 Little Gull early morning
juv Kittiwake
leucistic Arctic Tern
2+ Otter

Hornsea seawatch

14.40-17.15

Teal 32 south
Common Scoter 1 north
Red-throated Diver 1 south, 6 on the sea
Fulmar 9 north
Sooty Shearwater 1 north
Manx Shearwater 2 north
Sandwich Tern 21 north, 4 south
Bonxie 1 north
Arctic Skua 4 north, 1 south
Long tailed Skua 2 north (ad & juv)

juv Arctic Skua off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


1st September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

2 Shelduck
2 Ruddy Shelduck
13 Shoveler
8 Wigeon
114 Teal
Pochard
4 Little Egret
Hobby
34 Lapwing
7 Dunlin
Common Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper
2 Redshank
790 Little Gull at 07.10
Otter

Hornsea/Mappleton seawatch 06.55-08.30, 16.20-17.20 & 18.10-19.25

Wigeon 9 north
Teal 30 north
Common Scoter 2 north
Red-throated Diver 4 north
Sooty Shearwater 3 north
Manx Shearwater 7 north
Dunlin 15 north
Purple Sandpiper 1 north
Sandwich Tern 41 north, 8 south
Common Tern 6 north, 5 south
Bonxie 9 north
Arctic Skua 3 north, 5 south

Ruddy Shelducks over the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Otter off KP today – Jon Lamplough


Bonxie past Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Common Scoters passing Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Hornet mimic Hoverfly at Rolston – Graham Russell


August Sightings

31st August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Hobby
5 Dunlin west
220 Little Gull 10.00am
leucistic Arctic Tern

Mappleton/Hornsea seawatch 5.50-9.05 & 14.55-16.47

Shelduck 3 north
Wigeon 16 north
Teal 148 north
Common Scoter 110 north, 5 south
Velvet Scoter 1 north
Red-throated Diver 6 north, 3 south
Gannet 105 north
Fulmar 6 north
Sooty Shearwater 2 north
Manx Shearwater 3 north
Sandwich Tern 23 north, 1 south
Arctic Tern 1 north
Bonxie 1 north
Arctic Skua 3 north

Little Gulls by buoy 9 – Ben Hayter


juv Little Gull over the Mere – Ben Hayter


leucistic Arctic Tern on jetty – Jon Lamplough

30th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside + seawatch

Shelduck
14 Shoveler
27 Wigeon
22 Teal
3 Little Egret
juv Merlin
90 Lapwing
6 Dunlin
Common Sandpiper
2 Redshank
Spotted Redshank over
7 Black-tailed Godwit Swan island spit
2 Curlew east
890 Little Gull early morning
leucistic juv Arctic Tern

Hornsea seawatch 08.15-10.35 & 14.58-16.47

Wigeon 14 north, 2 south
Teal 117 north, 64 south
Tufted Duck 2 north
Common Scoter 255 north, 2 south
Red-throated Diver 1 south
Gannet 57 north
Fulmar 4 north
Dunlin 8 north
Bar-tailed Godwit 2 north
Sandwich Tern 26 north, 15 south
Bonxie 4 north
Pomarine Skua 1 north
Arctic Skua 7 north, 1 south
Long tailed Skua juv south

Merlin over the Mere – Jon Lamplough

29th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

3 Shelduck
16 Shoveler
8 Wigeon
23 Teal
Peregrine (singled out the leucistic Arctic Tern from the hundreds of Little Gulls that were still present. After several unsuccessful attempts the Peregrine eventually flew south)
2+ Hobby
3 Little Egret
Ruff south
20 Dunlin south/Swan island spit
Wood Sandpiper flew over 07.00
Redshank
Greenshank south
Curlew north
1530 Little Gull early morning
juv Mediterranean Gull
leucistic juv Arctic Tern

Little Gulls from yesterday evening – Steve Mason


Little Gulls from yesterday evening – Steve Mason


an evening view of Hornsea Mere from 1st Field – Steve Mason

28th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Shelduck
Shoveler
17 Wigeon
14 Teal
3 Little Egret
11 Grey Heron
Hobby
70 Lapwing
3 Ruff south
35 Dunlin south/Swan island spit
Common Sandpiper
26+ Redshank south
3 Greenshank south
Snipe
2600 Little Gull early morning
leucistic juv Arctic Tern
juv Black Tern
Whinchat
Otter

Whinchat from 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


leucistic juv Arctic Tern – Rich Willison

leucistic juv Arctic Tern – Rich Willison


leucistic juv Arctic Tern – Rich Willison


leucistic juv Arctic Tern – Rich Willison

27th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

129 Barnacle Goose
Shelduck
9 Shoveler
3 Wigeon
34 Teal
Little Egret
8 Grey Heron
Bittern 1st field reedbed
4 Dunlin
8 Redshank
Curlew
396 Little Gull mid morning
leucistic juv Arctic Tern
juv Black Tern

Ulrome

juv Long-tailed Skua close north in evening

Bittern over 1st Field reedbed – Jon Lamplough


leucistic juv Arctic Tern on jetty briefly – Ian Howard


leucistic juv Arctic Tern – Jon Lamplough


leucistic juv Arctic Tern – Jon Lamplough

26th August – Hornsea seawatch 05:55-10:00, 13:45-15:45, 17:00-19:45

Gadwall 1 north
Shoveler 1 north
Wigeon 24 north, 10 south
Teal 222 north, 6 south
Common Scoter 70 north
Red-throated Diver 5 north, 1 south
Gannet 240 north
Sooty Shearwater 11 north
Manx Shearwater 13 north
Fulmar 35 north, 4 south
Oystercatcher 2 north
Grey Plover 1 north
Dunlin 7 north
Sanderling 3 north
Black-tailed Godwit 7 south
Curlew 1 north
Whimbrel 1 north
Little Gull 606 north (am)
Sandwich Tern 198 north, 17 south
Common Tern 18 north
Arctic Tern 7 north
Bonxie 11 north, 5 south
Pomarine Skua ad north
Arctic Skua 4 north, 11 south

Hornsea Mere, Southside late afternoon

juv Black Tern still + leucistic juv Arctic Tern

Cowden 13:30-17:45

4 Red-throated Diver north
10 Sooty Shearwater north
15 Manx Shearwater north
6 Bonxie south
7 Arctic Skua south + 1 north
juv Yellow-legged Gull
5 Wigeon north
13 Teal north
17 Common Scoter north
9 Dunlin
2 Knot
1 Bar-tailed Godwit
2 Whimbrel
1 Ringed Plover
1 Sparrowhawk north
Wheatear on cliffs

White-tailed Plover at Blacktoft – it’s only 43 miles NE to 1st Field edge

25th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Shelduck
7 Shoveler
5 Wigeon
14 Teal
Mandarin
drake Scaup
7 Goosander south
3 Little Grebe
2 Little Egret
Avocet west
3 Dunlin
Greenshank
3 Redshank
2 Common Sandpiper
2 juv Mediterranean Gull
630 Little Gull early morning
leucistic juv Arctic Tern
juv Black Tern
Otter

Cowden 15:00-16:30

2 Arctic Skua south
8 Teal + 1 Tufted Duck
2 Wheatear
cc Marsh Harrier

juv Black Tern off 1st Field


leucistic Arctic Tern off 1st Field early afternoon

leucistic Arctic Tern off 1st Field early afternoon

leucistic Arctic Tern off 1st Field early afternoon

leucistic Arctic Tern off 1st Field early afternoon

24th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Shelduck
6 Shoveler
14 Wigeon
162 Teal
drake Scaup
3 Little Egret
2 Hobby
Ruff
2 Dunlin
2 Common Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper south
11 Redshank south
2 Greenshank south
2 Curlew over
2 Whimbrel over
1080 Little Gull early morning
leucistic Arctic Tern
juv Black Tern

2 Great Skua + 2 Arctic Skua off Mappleton in morning
1 Tufted Duck + 1 Gadwall south
1 Arctic Skua off Mappleton in evening
30 Teal on sea

juv Hobby at Grimston

leucistic Arctic Tern over the Mere – Jon Lamplough

leucistic Arctic Tern over the Mere – Jon Lamplough

leucistic Arctic Tern over the Mere – Jon Lamplough

leucistic Arctic Tern over the Mere – Jon Lamplough


juv Black Tern over the Mere – Jon Lamplough

23rd August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Shelduck
2 Shoveler
8 Wigeon
146 Teal
drake Scaup
Little Egret
Hobby
c80 Lapwing
3 Ringed Plover east
2 Ruff
Dunlin
6 Common Sandpiper
2 Green Sandpiper
3 Redshank
Greenshank
Whimbrel
Curlew
770 Little Gull early morning, c5000 late evening
Yellow Wagtail
Otter

22nd August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Shelduck
4 Shoveler
25 Teal
Mandarin
drake Scaup
4 Little Egret
7 Grey Heron
2 Red Kite over Wassand
80+ Lapwing
18 Golden Plover north
Common Sandpiper
Redshank
Spotted Redshank south 15.15
Bar-tailed Godwit west
15+ Whimbrel over
2 Curlew over
630 Little Gull early morning
750 Starling
Otter

drake Scaup with Tufted Duck – Jon Lamplough

21st August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Shelduck
16 Shoveler
2 Wigeon
182 Teal
Mandarin
drake Scaup
2 Pochard
4 Little Grebe
4 Little Egret
17 Lapwing
2 Ringed Plover over
3 Common Sandpiper
Redshank
Whimbrel south
4 Snipe
440 Little Gull early morning
Common Tern
12 Swift

Grimston

5 Pied Flycatcher
Reed Warbler
20+ Willow Warbler

juvenile Little Gull – Dave Hobson


drake Scaup on the Mere – Dave Hobson


drake Scaup on the Mere – Dave Hobson

20th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Shelduck
2 Ruddy Shelduck briefly on the mere, then flew south with 2 South African Shelduck (or possible hybrids) 06.53
36 Teal
2 Garganey off 1st field
Mandarin
drake Scaup off 1st field
Pochard
4 Little Egret
Fulmar 06.10 & 16.30
Hobby
45 Lapwing
Ringed Plover
4 Common Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper
Purple Sandpiper on seafront
2 Redshank
Curlew south
3 Whimbrel south
43 Little Gull early morning
12+ Common Tern
Arctic Tern

2 Ruff and Green Sandpiper at Ulrome

Fulmar over the Mere early morning – Jon Lamplough


drake Scaup on the Mere – Jon Lamplough


2 Ruddy Shelduck with South African Shelduck’s/hybrids – Jon Lamplough

19th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

2 Shelduck
4 Shoveler
9 Teal
Pochard
7 Little Egret
7 Grey Heron
4 Common Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper
2 Curlew south
390 Little Gull early morning
juv Mediterranean Gull
3+ Common Tern
700 Starling
Otter

Cowden 17:30-19:45

1 Teal north
10 Common Scoter north
1 Manx Shearwater north
1 Ringed Plover
Knot
8+ Bar-tailed Godwit south
2 Redshank
2 Whimbrel south
juv Black Tern south 18:50
3 juv Mediterranean Gull on beach + 1 ad beach/south

Green Sandpiper off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough

18th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Shelduck
Shoveler
18 Teal
8 Little Egret
7 Grey Heron
Hobby
40 Lapwing west
Golden Plover
Turnstone over
9 Dunlin south
4 Common Sandpiper
Redshank south
Curlew south
Whimbrel south
380 Little Gull early morning
5+ Common Tern
Cuckoo
Otter

Cowden 17:00-19:30

2 Little Egret north
Bar-tailed Godwit on beach then north
3 Mediterranean Gull (2ads + juv) on beach
Wheatear

Wheatear at Cowden


Bar-tailed Godwit at Cowden

17th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Shelduck
39 Teal
Goldeneye
4 Little Egret
120 Lapwing
Golden Plover south
2 Common Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper south
2 Redshank south
Greenshank south
c2500 Little Gull 20.00
600 Black headed Gull
1600 Common Gull
6+ Common Tern
Otter

4 Mediterranean Gull at Cowden

16th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside

2 Wigeon
2 Garganey off 1st field (flew in with a Teal flock)
17 Teal
Great White Egret
9 Little Egret
Ringed Plover south
16 Dunlin south
Common Sandpiper
Redshank south
20 Black-tailed Godwit south
Curlew south
Snipe
187 Little Gull early morning
juv Mediterranean Gull
6+ Common Tern
1+ Otter

Seawatch 08.10 – 10.15, 17.00-18.50 & 20.00-20.45

Teal 5 north
Common Scoter 12 north, 3 south
Great crested Grebe 1 north
Cory’s Shearwater 2 north at 20.20 & 20.30. Both seen earlier at Grimston. Second bird may have landed on the sea.
Sooty Shearwater 5 north (all after 20.00)
Manx Shearwater 13 north, 1 south
Oystercatcher c85, mainly north Grey Plover 2 north
Ringed Plover 1 south
Whimbrel 1 north
Bonxie 2 south
Little Gull 330 in evening on the sea
Bottle nosed Dolphin 5 north 09.15

Grimston seawatch in evening 2.5hrs

Pomarine Skua
2 Bonxie
17 Arctic Skua south
8 Manx Shearwater
3 Sooty Shearwater
2 Cory’s Shearwater

Little Egrets off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough

15th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

4 Shoveler
2 Teal
Garganey
11 Common Scoter
9 Little Egret
Grey Plover
2 Ringed Plover south
5 Common Sandpiper
6 Redshank south
Curlew south
c240 Little Gull early morning
2 Mediterranean Gull (ad & juv)
6 Common Tern
Yellow Wagtail
Otter

juv Mediterranean Gull on the Mere today – Jon Lamplough


Rosel’s Bush Cricket (in good numbers) at Grimston – Tim Isherwood


Pale Prominent at Grimston – Tim Isherwood


Gold Spot at Grimston – Tim Isherwood

14th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside

2 Ruddy Shelduck flew west 09.38. Earlier flew south off Flamborough
2 Shelduck
4 Shoveler
23 Teal
Pochard
8 Little Egret
7 Grey Heron
2 Hobby
23 Lapwing
Ringed Plover
Green Sandpiper
5 Common Sandpiper
18 Black-tailed Godwit south
220 Little Gull early morning
juv Mediterranean Gull
9+ Common Tern
Yellow Wagtail
Otter

female Banded Demoiselle at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


female Banded Demoiselle at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

13th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

3 Shelduck
24 Teal
5 Little Egret
2 Common Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper south
178 Little Gull early morning
21 Common Tern
Sandwich Tern

Ulrome flood water

Wood Sandpiper
Ruff
Greenshank

12th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

21 Gadwall
37 Shoveler
148 Teal
10 Little Egret
Common Sandpiper
Redshank
Greenshank
4 Bar-tailed Godwit south
Curlew south
385 Little Gull early morning
28+ Common Tern
Arctic Tern

Little Gull from KP – Jon Lamplough

11th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

3 Shoveler
43 Teal
6 Little Egret
3 Little Grebe
31 Lapwing
Ringed Plover
3 Common Sandpiper
Greenshank south
2 Curlew
Snipe
390 Little Gull early morning
13+ Common Tern
2 Sandwich Tern off KP
2 Otter

first site record of Banded Demoiselle Grimston today

Litte Ringed Plover at East Newton – Ade Johnson


Sparrowhawk at East Newton – Ade Johnson

10th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

5 Shoveler
6 Teal
7 Little Egret
3 Common Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper south
4 Redshank
4 Black-tailed Godwit south
Snipe
590 Little Gull early morning
11+ Common Tern
2 Sandwich Tern off KP
2+ Otter

Cowden 16:00-19:30

4 Teal
56+ Common Scoter
1 Little Egret south
76 Oystercatcher south, 1 north
5 Whimbrel south
1 Bar-tailed Godwit south
21+ Dunlin south
306 Little Gull

juv Caspian Gull off Grimston in evening
2 Little Tern south

2 Black Tern off Ulrome in evening
Ruff and Redshank Ulrome flood

Sandwich Terns off KP – Jon Lamplough


Sandwich Tern off KP – Jon Lamplough


Bar-tailed Godwit south with Oycs off Cowden

9th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

5 Teal
3 Mandarin
14 Little Egret
Great white Egret
Ringed Plover
Dunlin
6 Common Sandpiper
Redshank
3 Whimbrel south
2 Curlew south
620 Little Gull early morning, 1200 in evening
4+ Common Tern
Otter

5 Black Tern south past Grimston this evening

8th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

3 Shelduck
5 shoveler
165 Teal
10 Little Egret
Great white Egret early morning
3 Common Sandpiper
Redshank
4 Black-tailed Godwit south
Whimbrel south
Curlew south
370 Little Gull early morning
juv Mediterranean Gull
14+ Common Tern
Yellow Wagtail
2 Otter

Little Gull from KP – Jon Lamplough


Little Gull from KP – Jon Lamplough


male Marsh Harrier with recently fledged juv – Steve Mason

7th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Shoveler
5 Teal
16 Little Egret
Great white Egret early morning
2 Common Sandpiper
4 Redshank
2 Black-tailed Godwit south
2 Curlew
330 Little Gull early morning
6+ Common Tern

Little Egret – Steve Mason


Reed warbler in Wassand – Steve Mason

6th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

4 Shoveler
30 Teal
Pochard
13 Little Egret
Great white Egret early morning
Golden Plover south
Green Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper
2 Whimbrel
4 Curlew south
Snipe
708 Little Gull early morning
10+ Common Tern
Otter

Hornsea seafront 16:00-18:30

c405 Common Scoter off Atwick
2 Manx Shearwater south off Hornsea
Knots, Dunlins, Sanderlings, Redshanks

Ulrome flood water and seafront

3 Turnstone
Little Ringed Plover
4 Ringed Plover
9 Knot south
22 Sanderling south
13+ Dunlin
Wood Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper
2 Whimbrel south

5th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

4 Shoveler
28 Teal
11 Little Egret
10 Dunlin south
Redshank
3 Curlew south
246 Little Gull early morning
juv Mediterranean Gull
9+ Common Tern

4th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

4 Shoveler
35 Teal
Mandarin
11 Little Egret
Turnstone (blogging with Redshanks)
Dunlin south
Common Sandpiper
4 Redshank
6 Black-tailed Godwit south
71 Little Gull early morning, 195 late evening
14 Common Tern
Yellow Wagtail

Wood Sandpiper, Knot, Turnstone and LRP at Ulrome

Little Ringed Plover at Ulrome – Mark Radford


Painted Lady – Graham Russell

3rd August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

4 Shoveler
Teal
Mandarin
8 Little Egret
Great white Egret
Hobby
Greenshank south
2 Whimbrel south
107 Little Gull early morning
6+ Common Tern
3 Kingfisher

Ulrome Flood

Wood Sandpiper in evening
LRP, Knot and Turnstone

Wood Sandpiper at Ulrome this evening – Mark Radford


Little Egret – Jon Lamplough

2nd August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Garganey (Swan island spit)
3 Shoveler
8+ Little Egret
Ringed Plover
58 Little Gull early morning, 770+ in evening
9+ Common Tern

Hornsea seawatch 07.20-11.05 & 14.20-15.05

Common Scoter 54 north
Sooty Shearwater 1 north
Manx Shearwater 59 north
Fulmar 6 north, 2 south
Oystercatcher 2 north, 19 south
Knot 1 north
Dunlin 10 south
Redshank 1 south
Great Skua 2 north, 1 south
Arctic Skua 1 south

1+ Bonxie off Cowden

Little Gull off KP – Bill Harkleroad


Common Tern over KP – Bill Harkleroad


juv Common Tern from KP – Bill Harkleroad

1st August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

drake Garganey on Swan island spit
3 Scaup
2 Pochard
10+ Little Egret
Common Sandpiper
7 Dunlin south
8 Redshank south
2 Curlew south
210 Little Gull early morning
6+ Common Tern

3 Scaup on the Mere – Jon Lamplough


July Sightings

31st July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

5 Teal
drake Garganey on Swan island spit in the morning
3 Mandarin
13 Little Egret
Common Sandpiper
Redshank
5 Black-tailed Godwit south
158 Little Gull early morning, 110 late afternoon
juv Yellow-legged Gull off KP
19+ Common Tern

9 Common Scoter off Hornsea, 19 Oystercatcher south, Skua sp. north

30th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Shoveler
2 Wigeon
Garganey
Mandarin
15 Little Egret
Great white Egret south 05.14
4 Dunlin south
3 Redshank south
Black-tailed Godwit south
12 Whimbrel south
Curlew
36 Little Gull late afternoon
2 juv Mediterranean Gull
13+ Common Tern
3 Otter

45 Whimbrel south at Rolston this morning

Garganey again early morning from 1st Field – Jon Lamplough

29th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

4 Shoveler
Garganey
Goldeneye
9 Little Egret
3 Avocet Swan island spit
Common Sandpiper
Black-tailed Godwit west
Snipe
39 Little Gull early morning
5+ Common Tern
400+ Swift

Hornsea seafront in morning

5 Pintail south
Knot south
Migrant Hawker south

Garganey off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough

28th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

3 Shoveler
drake Garganey
7+ Little Egret
7 Grey Heron
Snipe
42 Little Gull late afternoon
7+ Common Tern

27th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Shelduck
6 Shoveler
6 Teal
2 Pochard
2 juv Little Grebe
13+ Little Egret
Great white Egret
6 Dunlin south
2 Redshank south
Curlew south
71 Little Gull early morning, 69 late afternoon
2 Mediterranean Gull (ad & juv)
6+ Common Tern

Little Egrets off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough

Great White Egret – Jon Lamplough

Little Gull – Jon Lamplough

Little Gull – Jon Lamplough

Grass Snake from Wassand Hide – Chris Cox

Emperor from Wassand Hide – Chris Cox

26th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

Bittern from Wassand hide in afternoon
7 Shelduck
drake Garganey
9 Little Egret
3 Great white Egret (2 flew north c06:40)
17 Lapwing
Dunlin
4 Common Sandpiper
2 Black-tailed Godwit south
Snipe
180 Little Gull
5+ Common Tern

ad Yellow-legged Gull south off Hornsea seafront 17:50

c200 Little Gull moving south off Ulrome late afternoon

Bittern from Wassand Hide this afternoon – John Sanders

Bittern in flight from Wassand Hide – John Sanders

25th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

9 Teal
3 Mandarin
Pochard
Goldeneye
9 Little Egret
Great white Egret
2 Dunlin south
6 Common Sandpiper
5 Redshank south
Black-tailed Godwit south
4 Curlew south
Snipe
58 Little Gull mid-morning
juv Mediterranean Gull
8+ Common Tern

Wood Sandpiper north over Grimston in morning
ad Mediterranean Gull north past Ulrome

24th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Shelduck
4 Wigeon
6 Teal
Mandarin
Pochard
9 Little Egret
Great white Egret
2 Dunlin
11 Redshank south
5 Whimbrel south
Curlew
Snipe
27 Little Gull
juv Mediterranean Gull
9+ Common Tern
2 Arctic Tern
Otter

Hornsea seafront 13:50-17:50

c200 Common Scoter
12 Little Gull
juv Gannet + juv auks
1 Mediterranean Gull

2 Pomarine Skua north past Ulrome 16:30

recent Elephant Hawk Moth at Grimston – Tim Isherwood

1 of 4 Poplar Hawk Moths recently at Grimston – Tim Isherwood

Large Emerald at Grimston – Tim Isherwood

Yellow Tail at Grimston – Tim Isherwood

Pebble Prominent at Grimston – Tim Isherwood

23rd July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

9 Grey Heron
272 ad Mute Swan
3 Shelduck
Teal
21 Common Scoter late morning
6 Little Egret
Great white Egret
Dunlin
2 Redshank
33 Little Gull + 130 in evening
ad Mediterranean Gull
Sandwich Tern late afternoon
7+ Common Tern

2 Arctic Skua off Ulrome
pod of Bottle-nosed Dolphin also seen off Ulrome

9 of the 21 Common Scoters present this morning on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

Great White Egret off 1st Field this morning – Jon Lamplough

22nd July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

Shoveler
Mandarin
Pochard
5+ Little Egret
2 Hobby
Ringed Plover south
6 Dunlin south
6 Redshank south
Black-tailed Godwit south
Snipe
3 Curlew south
19 Little Gull late morning
ad Mediterranean Gull
5+ Common Tern
Grey Wagtail KP
Bearded Tit

Bearded Tit from wassand Hide – Steve Mason

Bearded Tit from wassand Hide – Steve Mason

Little Gull – Jon Lamplough

Little Egrets over the Mere – Jon Lamplough

Common Seal at Ulrome – Mark Radford

21st July – Hornsea Mere, Southside

366 Mallard
Shoveler
Mandarin
Pochard
3 Little Egret
6 Dunlin south
2 Redshank
Whimbrel south
Curlew south
16 Little Gull
ad Mediterranean Gull
Sandwich Tern
7+ Common Tern
3+ Otter

Hornsea seafront 13:00-15:00

16 Sandwich Tern
2 Oystercatcher
1 Whimbrel
1 Turnstone
19 Common Scoter

20th July – Hornsea Mere KP

14 Little Gulls in afternoon
2 Little Egret

19th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside

5 Shoveler
Teal
2 Mandarin
Pochard
3 Little Egret
Hobby
Dunlin
3 Redshank + 18 Redshank in evening
Curlew
44+ Little Gull + 110 at 21:00
6+ Common Tern
Bearded Tit

Great White Egret at Barmston drain in evening

18th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

7 Shoveler
9 Teal
Mandarin
Pochard
3 Little Egret
31 Lapwing
Dunlin
4 Common Sandpiper
Redshank
17+ Little Gull
7 Common Tern

36 Dunlin and 10 Marbled White at Ulrome

17th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

2 Shoveler
3 Pochard
Little Grebe
3 Little Egret
Great white Egret south
5 Grey Heron
Bittern
Hobby
39 Lapwing
3 Redshank
11 Little Gull late afternoon
7+ Common Tern
3 Otter

Ulrome

22 Sanderling
Marbled White

juv Little Grebe at Seaton – Jeff Cox

jus Great Spotted Woodpecker in Wassand – Jeff Cox

levitating Brown Hare – Jeff Cox

16th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

2 Shoveler
2 Teal
Mandarin
Pochard
7 Little Egret
2 Dunlin south
15 Redshank south
Greenshank south
Whimbrel south
10 Little Gull
ad Mediterranean Gull
9+ Common Tern

Great Skua and Manx Shearwater off Hornsea in evening

Bonxie off Hornsea this evening – Roy Lyon

Common Scoters off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

Manx Shearwaters off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

15th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Mandarin
2 Pochard
drake Common Scoter
14 Little Egret
Great white Egret
59 Lapwing
7 Mediterranean Gull
6 Dunlin
10 Black-tailed Godwit
2 Common Sandpiper
12 Redshank south
Whimbrel
10 Little Gull
10 Common Tern
Hobby

Arctic Skua north then south
45 Common Scoter
3 Red-throated Diver

Little and Black-headed Gulls and Common Terns on the jetties – Jon Lamplough

Arctic Skua off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

Little Egrets over the Mere – Roy Lyon

14th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

3 Shoveler
13 Teal
Mandarin
3 Little Egret
Hobby
Dunlin
Redshank
3 Curlew west
9 Little Gull (6 ad, 3. 1s)
6+ Common Tern

ad Mediterranean Gull north past Ulrome

Kestrel – Roy Lyon

13th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside

6 Shoveler
5 Wigeon
9 Teal
Mandarin
Pochard
11 Little Egret
9 Redshank south
Curlew south
10 Little Gull (7 ad)
10+ Common Tern

Spotted Flycatcher in Wassand – Steve Mason

Otter from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

local Sparrowhawk – Steve Mason

12th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside

5 Teal
2 Mandarin
5 Little Egret
Green Sandpiper south
17+ Common Sandpiper
15 Redshank south
2+ Curlew
22 Little Gull (21 ad) early morning, 24 (20 ad & 4. 1s) late afternoon
7+ Common Tern

Ulrome

c1000 Common Scoter late afternoon
2 Red-breasted Merganser south
8 Sanderling
5 Dunlin
4 Little Gull

Eiders off Hornsea – Jeff Cox

11th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Shoveler
Mandarin
2 Little Egret
2 Dunlin south
13 Redshank south
Greenshank heard
2 Curlew
Whimbrel south
28 Little Gull (26 ad)
5+ Common Tern
3 Otter

Whimbrel over the Mere – Jon Lamplough

10th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside

5 Teal
Tufted Duck with 6 young
2 Mandarin
3 Little Egret
Redshank
4 Little Gull (3 ad)
4 Common Tern

Ulrome

Bonxie
10 Eider north

9th July – Ulrome early evening

1 drake Surf Scoter present with the Common Scoter flock off Seaside caravan park from 19:00 amongst a flock of c140 Common Scoter till mid-evening then flew north towards Fraisthorpe
c350 Common Scoter mobile in the bay

phonescoped record shot of the drake Surf Scoter off Ulrome – Mark Radford

Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Teal
3 Mandarin
7 Pochard
5 Little Egret
7 Redshank south
13 Curlew west
1s Little Gull
5 Common Tern
2 Bearded Tit

Bearded Tit from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

Bearded Tit from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

Bearded Tits from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

Bearded Tit from Wassand Hide – Alan Elkin

Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

male Marsh Harrier – Steve Mason

Grass Snake from Wassand Hide – Alan Elkin

8th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

241 ad Mute Swan
escaped Red-breasted Goose
Shoveler
3 Wigeon
5 Teal
2 Mandarin
3 Pochard
5 Little Egret
3 Grey Heron
5 Redshank
29 Black-tailed Godwit south (18 & 11)
2+ Curlew
1s Little Gull
15+ Common Tern
Cuckoo
Kingfisher

ad + 1s Mediterranean Gull off Hornsea

Black-tailed Godwits heading south through the Mere – Jon Lamplough

Cuckoo over the Mere – Jon Lamplough

7th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside

escaped Red-breasted Goose
2 Shoveler
9 Wigeon
7 Teal
7 Mandarin
7 Pochard
3 Little Egret
2 Common Sandpiper
2 Redshank
Black-tailed Godwit
1s Little Gull
15+ Common Tern
150+ Swift
2 Kingfisher

Kestrel – Jon Lamplough

6th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

escaped Red-breasted Goose
27 Wigeon
2 Mandarin
Pochard
5 Little Egret
Dunlin over
Common Sandpiper
2 Redshank over
Greenshank south
3 Little Gull (2 ad)
11+ Common Tern
2 Arctic Tern
Great Skua mid-afternoon
3+ Otter

1 Manx Shearwater off Hornsea late afternoon
2 Knot
12 Common Scoter south
2 Little Gull
1 Oystercatcher north

Bonxie over the Mere this afternoon – Jon Lamplough

Bonxie over the Mere this afternoon – Jon Lamplough

Otters grappling with an Eel – Jon Lamplough

Otters grappling with an Eel – Jon Lamplough

5th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

escaped Red-breasted Goose
4 Teal
4 Mandarin
6 Pochard
2 Little Egret
7 Common Sandpiper
Redshank
5 Curlew
2 Little Gull (both 1s)
7 Common Tern
Yellow Wagtail
3 Otter

4th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

escaped Red-breasted Goose
2 Wigeon
c40 Teal
2 Mandarin
5 Pochard
5 Little Egret
2 Hobby
8 Oystercatcher
3 Redshank
2 Curlew
ad Little Gull
5+ Common Tern

Lapwing over the Southside – Jeff Cox

3rd July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

escaped Red-breasted Goose
8 Shelduck
4 Wigeon
5 Teal
2 Mandarin
Pochard
4 Little Egret
3 Grey Heron
4+ Redshank
Curlew south
6 Little Gull (5ad)
7+ Common Tern

2nd July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

escaped Red-breasted Goose
10 Shelduck
4 Teal
2 Mandarin
4 Little Egret
Dunlin
Redshank
Greenshank
2 Curlew south
19 ad Little Gull in the morning, 20 present mid-afternoon (17 ad, 2s, 2. 1s)
12+ Common Tern
Grey Wagtail

female Emperor – Jeff Cox

1st July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

escaped Red-breasted Goose
4 Wigeon
62+ Teal
2 Mandarin
2 Goldeneye
4+ Little Egret
Greenshank over
Whimbrel south
33 Curlew over
25 Little Gull in afternoon (22 ad, 2. 1s & 2s) + 5 ads north
9+ Common Tern
Kingfisher
Cuckoo
3 Otter

1 Manx Shearwater off Hornsea
Velvet Scoter north off Hornsea
c100 Common Scoter off Hornsea
1 Tufted Duck with Common Scoters
2 Red-throated Diver

3 Manx Shearwater off Cowden (2 north,1 south)
33 Teal on sea
67+ Common Scoter on sea

Otters off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough

Velvet Scoter tagging along – Roy Lyon

Tufted Duck with Common Scoters – Roy Lyon


June Sightings

30th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

escaped Red-breasted Goose
Mandarin
3 Little Egret
Hobby
Redshank
Curlew
8 ad Little Gull
2 Mediterranean Gull (both 1s)
9+ Common Tern

Hornsea seafront

Teal 6 South
Common Scoter 2 south
Gannet 80 north
Little Egret north
Bonxie 1 north

29th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

escaped Red-breasted Goose
26 Teal
6 Mandarin
3 Common Scoter (2 drakes) early morning
2 Little Egret
Redshank
5 Black-tailed Godwit on spit early morning
15 Curlew over
Whimbrel east
3 ad Little Gull
5 Common Tern

Hobby from wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Swallow in Wassand – Steve Mason


Common Spotted Orchids in Wassand – Steve Mason


Common Spotted Orchids in Wassand – Steve Mason

28th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

escaped Red-breasted Goose
7 Shelduck
7 Teal
3 Mandarin
2 Little Egret
Redshank
22 Curlew south
4 Little Gull (3 ad)
8+ Common Tern
adult Arctic Skua briefly, last seen flying west
Cuckoo

c750 Common Scoter in Bridlington Bay viewed from Ulrome in evening
ad Black Tern 100m off Ulrome going north in evening

Hummingbird Hawk Moth at Grimston this evening – Tim Isherwood

27th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

escaped Red-breasted Goose
3 Wigeon
3 Teal
7 Little Egret
Osprey mid-morning
3 Redshank
12 Curlew over
10 Little Gull (9 ads)
1s Mediterranean Gull east
6+ Common Tern
Otter

Red Kite and 32 Lapwing at Hatfield
Black-tailed Godwit at Ulrome

Four-spotted Chaser at Grimston – Tim Isherwood


Black-tailed Skimmer at Grimston – Tim Isherwood


Six-spot Burnet at Grimston – Tim Isherwood

26th June – Hornsea seafront

17 Common Scoter 17:00-18:00

Grass Snake from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Grass Snake from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Kestrel with prey – Steve Mason


Kingfisher from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

24th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

2+ Little Egret
Teal
5 Common Tern
2 1s Little Gull
Hobby
2 Curlew over

c50 Common Scoter south off Hornsea 12:00-15:00
2 Eider north

23rd June – Hornsea Mere, KP

escaped Red-breasted Goose
Pochard
2+ Little Egret
5 Common Tern
1s Little Gull
2 Hobby
Kingfisher
3 Curlew over

Whitethroat – Scott Chegg


Swallow – Scott Chegg

22nd June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

escaped Red-breasted Goose from KP
Grey Heron
3 Little Egret
3 Common Tern
1s Little Gull
Hobby
Curlew over + 2 off Ulrome

Bonxie close north off Hornsea 15:48

1 Manx Shearwater north off Cowden in morning
43 Common Scoter north off Cowden
2 Red-throated Diver north off Cowden

Bonxie off Hornsea this afternoon – Roy Lyon


Common Swift over the Southside – Jeff Cox


a new generation of noisy neighbours – Justin Foradip


Black-tailed Skimmers – Jeff Cox


Spotted Flycatcher in Wassand – Steve Mason


Otters from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Otter from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Black-headed Gull looking for chips – Steve Mason

21st June – Ulrome

Arctic Skua north 18:40

1 Manx Shearwater north past Hornsea in evening

20th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Little Egret
Cuckoo
2+ Common Tern

c90 (in 2 flocks) Common Scoter north off Hornsea

Chimney Sweep moth – Jeff van Dyke


Common Scoters off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Marsh Harrier from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

19th June – Grimston

5 Manx Shearwater south in evening

18th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

escaped Red-breasted Goose
Teal
Mandarin
4 Little Egret
Hobby
1s Little Gull
7 Common Tern
3 Otter

Hornsea Seawatch 04:47-06:40 & 11:00-13:00

Common Scoter 36 north, 19 south
Eider 3 north
Red-throated Diver 1 south
2 Great crested Grebe on the sea
Manx Shearwater 1 north
Mediterranean Gull ad north
Sandwich Tern 1 north, 5 south
Common Tern 7 north

Bearded Tit from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Common Tern from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

17th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

escaped Red-breasted Goose
Pochard
2 Mandarin
3 Goldeneye
Little Egret
Hobby
12+ Common Tern
Kingfisher
Cuckoo
3 Otter

Green Sandpiper at Grimston in evening

c210 Common Scoter off Hornsea by late morning
8 (6 north,2 south) Manx Shearwater past Hornsea late morning
6 Manx Shearwater north past Cowden early afternoon

Common Scoters passing Hornsea offshore – Roy Lyon

16th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

178 ad Mute Swan
Shelduck
2 Teal
Pochard
Little Egret
Hobby
5 Common Tern
Cuckoo
3 Otter

4 Eider north past Mappleton

Common Blue – Jeff Cox


Common Blue – Jeff Cox


Bee Orchids at Mappleton – Bill Harkleroad


Bee Orchids at Mappleton – Bill Harkleroad


Mint Moth at Grimston – Tim Isherwood


Northern Marsh Orchid at Grimston – Tim Isherwood


Painted Lady at Grimston – Tim Isherwood

15th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

escaped Red-breasted Goose
3 Shoveler
2 Wigeon
Mandarin
Little Egret
Hobby
1s Little Gull
5 Common Tern
4 Bearded Tit

19 Common Scoter north past Hornsea in evening

Common Scoters past Hornsea – Roy Lyon


escaped Red-breasted Goose from KP carpark – Ken Kennedy

14th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

escaped Red-breasted Goose
2 Shoveler
2 Wigeon
3 Teal
Mandarin
5 drake Pochard
Little Egret
2 Spoonbill on Swan island between 06.10 – 16.00
2 Hobby
Black-tailed Godwit
1s Little Gull
4+ Common Tern

Red-throated Diver off Hornsea
2 Quail singing late evening at Grimston

Spoonbills on Swan Island spit – Jon Lamplough


Hedgehog – Roy Lyon


Kestrel – Roy Lyon


Gannet off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

13th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

162 ad Mute Swan
escaped Red-breasted Goose
Wigeon
2 Mandarin
2 Little Egret
Hobby
3 Little Gull (all 1s)
6+ Common Tern

12th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

escaped Red-breasted Goose
Barnacle Goose
3 Teal
4 Little Egret
Hobby
3 Little Gull (all 1s)
4 Common Tern
110 Swift
Cuckoo
Spotted Flycatcher near Bird Hide carpark

10 Eider drifting south off Hornsea
Kittiwakes moving off Hornsea

Little Egret at the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Eiders off Hornsea early evening – Roy Lyon


Kittiwakes off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Meadow Pipit Hornsea clifftop – Roy Lyon

11th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Barnacle Goose
2 Shoveler
3 Little Egret
Hobby
1s Little Gull
5 Common Tern
Cuckoo

Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Gannet off Hornsea early evening – Roy Lyon


Great-crested Grebe on sea off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Common Scoters – Roy Lyon

10th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

9 broods of Mute Swan with 33 cygnets
Escaped Red-breasted Goose
Barnacle Goose
2 Wigeon
Little Egret
Hobby
2 Little Gull (both 1s)
4 Common Tern
Cuckoo
Otter

Great-crested Grebe – Jon Lamplough

9th June – Aldbrough

a Rose Coloured Starling around 19:45 on rooftops near the Church this evening also seen visiting a garden feeder nearby

Rose-coloured Starling at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


Rose-coloured Starling at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

297 Canada Goose
escaped Red-breasted Goose
2 Barnacle Goose
Shoveler
5 drake Pochard
2 Little Egret
2 Hobby
1s Little Gull
3 Common Tern
Kingfisher
Mink from KP

Mink on KP – Jon Lamplough

8th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

Escaped Red-breasted Goose
2 Barnacle Goose
3 Teal
Little Egret
3 Grey Heron NW
2 Little Grebe
2 Hobby
2 Little Gull (both 1s)
5 Common Tern
Cuckoo
Spotted Flycatcher
Otter

Great Spotted Woodpecker – Jeff Cox


Common Blue Damselfly – Jeff Cox


Blue-tailed Damselfly – Jeff Cox


Large Skipper – Chris Cox


Common Blue-damselfly – Chris Cox


Otter from Wassand Hide – Chris Cox


Marsh Harrier from Wassand Hide – Chris Cox


Common Buzzard over wassand – Chris Cox

7th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Escaped Red-breasted Goose
Fulmar blogging over the Mere mid-morning and again late afternoon
2 Little Egret
3 Little Gull (ad & 2. 1s)
5+ Common Tern
Short-eared Owl
Yellow Wagtail

Short-eared Owl – Jon Lamplough


Fulmar again blogging the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Sand Martin along Rolston cliffs – Justin Foradip


Whitethroat near Rolston cliffs – Justin Foradip


Orange-tip – Ken Kennedy


Wassand early evening – Ken Kennedy


Little Owl at East Newton – Ade Johnson


Kestrel with prey Hornsea seafront – Roy Lyon


Kestrel with prey Hornsea seafront – Roy Lyon


Fulmar off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Guillemot off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

6th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

Escaped Red-breasted Goose KP
Shoveler
Little Egret
Fulmar blogging
Hobby
Greenshank
Little Gull (1s)
3 Common Tern
Cuckoo
2 Spotted Flycatcher Wassand

Marsh Harrier, Little Egret + 2cy Mediterranean Gull at Grimston

Fulmar on a sortie over the Mere this morning – Bill Harkleroad


Common Buzzard over 1st Field – Bill Harkleroad


male Marsh Harrier from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


male Marsh Harrier from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Marsh Harrier food pass from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Red-throated Diver north off Hornsea – Ben Hayter

5th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Red-breasted Goose (escaped bird that was at North Cave 1st June)
2 Pochard
Little Egret
Curlew
4 Little Gull (all 1s)
2 Common Tern
1+ Cuckoo
Bearded Tit

juv Bearded Tit along the Southside – Jon Lamplough


escaped Red-breasted Goose on KP – Jon Lamplough


escaped Red-breasted Goose off the KP carpark – Jon Lamplough


good numbers of juv Starlings lately at the Mere – Jeff Cox

4th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

2 Mandarin
Pochard
female Long-tailed Duck
3 Red Kite (1 flew west, 2 drifted south)
9+ Buzzard
3 Hobby
3 Little Gull (all 1s)
5 Common Tern
Cuckoo

Cuckoo – Jeff Cox


Painted Lady – Jeff Cox


Otter from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


male Marsh Harrier – Steve Mason


male Marsh Harrier – Steve Mason


male Marsh Harrier – Steve Mason


Common Tern dining out at the Mere – Steve Mason

3rd June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Shelduck
2 Wigeon
Little Egret
Dunlin
2 Little Gull (both 1s)
5 Common Tern

7 Bee-eater on wires at Seaside caravan park, Ulrome in morning

2nd June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

2 Shelduck south
Pochard
drake Common Scoter
2 Little Egret
Hobby
4 Common Tern
1+ Cuckoo
3 Otter

8 Bee-eaters (though mobile) on wires at East Newton around 15:30

drake Common Scoter on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

1st June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

1 Goldeneye off 1st field in morning
3+ Common Tern
Little Egret
Cuckoo heard

Swifts over a misty 1st Field


Common Tern off 2nd Field


1st Field – heavy mist/fog throughout the morning


May Sightings

31st May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Goldeneye
Ringed Plover
Redshank
1s Little Gull
10 Common Tern
Cuckoo
3 Otter

2 Puffin (infrequent in Spring) south off Hornsea in afternoon
2 Common Scoter south

Lapwing – Jeff Cox


Goldeneye over the Mere – Jeff Cox


Reed Warbler – Jeff Cox


record shot of the 2 Puffin off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

30th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

2 Shelduck south
Mandarin
Little Egret
2 Hobby
1s Little Gull
5 Common Tern
Cuckoo
Garden Warbler

sum’plumaged Great-northern Diver north at Grimston

Garden Warbler in Wassand – Jeff Cox

29th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

2 Barnacle Goose
Little Egret
3 Hobby
1s Little Gull
3 Common Tern
Cuckoo west over Tesco’s then the Mere

Cuckoo at Mappleton in morning

Sedge Warbler in Heslops


Chiffchaff along the Southside


Four-spotted Chaser – Jeff Cox

28th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

2 Shoveler
Little Egret
2 Hobby
1s Little Gull
6 Common Tern
Yellow Wagtail KP

Yellow Wagtail on KP – Jon Lamplough

27th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Little Egret
2 Hobby
1s Little Gull
9+ Common Tern
Garden Warbler

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Common Tern – Jon Lamplough

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Common Tern – Jon Lamplough

26th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

Little Egret
3 Hobby
2 Little Gull (both 1s)
7+ Common Tern

6 Common Scoter off Hornsea
Common Terns and Fulmars blogging off Hornsea

Cuckoo near Wassand

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Common Scoters off Hornsea – Ben Hayter

25th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

Mandarin
Little Egret
3 Hobby
1s Little Gull
10+ Common Tern
1+ Kingfisher
3 Otter

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Hobby from Wassand Hide – Chris Cox

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Marsh Harrier from Wassand Hide – Chris Cox

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Marsh Harrier food pass from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

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Sedge Warbler – Jon Lamplough

24th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

2 Shoveler
Wigeon
1+ Little Egret
Curlew north
Osprey mid-morning
Hobby
1s Little Gull
14 Common Tern
2 Otter

Osprey over Wassand/Decoy – Alan Elkin

Osprey over Wassand/Decoy – Alan Elkin

female Bullfinch at Rolston – Jeff Cox

levitating Hare – Jon Lamplough

Roe Deer – Ken Kennedy

23rd May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

4 Little Egret
Imm Spoonbill south 15:23
2 Hobby
1s Little Gull
8+ Common Tern

2 Red-throated Diver off Hornsea
Curlew south
Grey Seal

Spoonbill heading south mid-afternoon – Jon Lamplough

Marsh Harriers from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

Marsh Harriers from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

Marsh Harrier – Steve Mason

House Martin over 2nd Field

Otter with an Eel – Steve Mason

Roe buck in Wassand – Steve Mason

Hornsea Mere regular Ella

Grey Seal – Roy Lyon

Curlew south off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

Red-throated Diver – Roy Lyon

22nd May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Teal
3 Little Egret
Great white Egret south
Knot on Swan Island spit
Common Sandpiper
1s Little Gull
13+ Common Tern

1s Little Gull over the Mere – Jon Lamplough

21st May – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Mandarin
Little Egret
2 Hobby
1s Little Gull
9+ Common Tern

2 Fulmar south off Hornsea
2 imm Shag north
1 Red-throated Diver on sea

Fulmars off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

Red-throated Diver – Roy Lyon

20th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Shelduck
Shoveler
Teal
Pochard
2 Little Egret
2 Hobby
2 Common Sandpiper
1s Little Gull
6+ Common Tern

c26 Common Scoter south off Hornsea early afternoon

19th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Shelduck
Mandarin
Pochard
1+ Little Egret
Hobby
2 Common Sandpiper
11+ Common Tern

Fox in 1st Field, having a scratch – Jon Lamplough

Starling from the Mere – Jon Lamplough

18th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

2 Shoveler
3 Teal
Mandarin
Pochard
2 Little Egret
3+ Hobby
12+ Common Tern
2 Sandwich Tern over KP at 11:10
3 Otter

Lesser Whitethroat along the Southside – Jeff Cox

17th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside

4+ Shelduck
Pochard
2 Little Egret
1s Little Gull
5+ Common Tern

Hobby from Wassand Hide – Alan Elkin

Sedge Warbler along the Southside – Jeff Cox

16th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Mandarin
Pochard
Goosander NE
Little Egret
2 Hobby
Common Sandpiper
Whimbrel over
6+ Common Tern

Grey-headed Wagtail at Grimston early morning then flew north (3rd record for site) + Hawfinch south (1st Spring record)

Grey-headed Wagtail at Grimston this morning – Tim Isherwood

Whimbrel over the Mere with an object attached to foot – Jon Lamplough

15th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

2 Shelduck
Goosander
Fulmar over 1st Field/Swan Island
Little Egret
2+ Hobby
Curlew over
1s Little Gull
11+ Common Tern

Whimbrel at Ulrome

Reed Warbler – Jon Lamplough

Common Swift – Ben Hayter

mixed bag of Auks passing Hornsea – Ben Hayter

Kestrel – Ben Hayter

14th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

single Great White Egret over Goxhill yesterday evening
2 Shelduck
5+ Common Tern
Barn Owl
c30 Swift

Cetti’s Warbler – Jon Lamplough

13th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

2 Shelduck
3 Shoveler
Pochard
1+ Little Egret
Hobby
Dunlin
2 Redshank
1s Little Gull
9+ Common Tern

Dunlin on KP today – Jon Lamplough

recently fledged Robin in Hornsea – Roy Lyon

12th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Shelduck
2 Shoveler
imm Shag (only a handful of Mere records) flew onto the Mere from the NE before swimming out of sight behind Swan Island
1+ Little Egret
Common Sandpiper
Redshank
Hobby
2 Little Gull (both 1s)
5+ Common Tern

3 Cuckoo, 2 Wheatear, Gropper + Tree Pipit at Cowden
Wheatear at Grimston

Whimbrel near East Newton/Ringborough today – Ade Johnson

11th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Pink-footed Goose
2 Shelduck
drake Goosander
Little Egret
2 Hobby
Ringed Plover west
Dunlin
2 Common Sandpiper
Greenshank over
Curlew west
7+ Common Tern
Wheatear

12 Barnacle Goose north then south off Rolston, Whinchat early evening

Whinchat, Cuckoo and several Yellow Wagtails at Cowden

Wheatear in 1st Field – Jon Lamplough

10th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Pink-footed Goose
2 Wigeon
3 Pochard
Goldeneye
Little Egret
2 Hobby
5 Oystercatcher
2 Dunlin
2 Common Sandpiper
Redshank
1s Little Gull
5+ Common Tern
1+ Yellow Wagtail
3 Otter

3 Ringed Plover, 3 Turnstone, 2 Dunlin, 5 Sanderling, Whimbrel, Wheatear on Hornsea seafront

Cuckoo at Aldbrough, 4 Golden Plover, Little Egret + Little Owl at West Carlton

Roe Deer – Jeff Cox

Pink-footed Goose on the Mere – Jeff Cox

Red-legged Partridges – Jeff Cox

Cetti’s Warbler – Jon Lamplough

Sand Martins – Bill Harkleroad

Cuckoo with Meadow Pipit at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

9th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Egyptian Goose NE
2 Wigeon
Goldeneye
Little Egret
Osprey east 07:00
2 Hobby
7+ Common Sandpiper
Redshank
Greenshank
7+ Common Tern
6+ Yellow Wagtail
5 Wheatear
3 Otter

17 Wheatear, 2 Cuckoo Rolston clifftop +
Redstart + Marsh Harrier south by late morning
upto 5 Hobby in/off/lingering + Spotted Flycatcher in afternoon

30+ Wheatear, 3+ Hobby, 3 Marsh Harrier + 2 Little Egret and good no’s Swift + hirundines at Grimston

an Osprey east over the Mere, always ace – Jon Lamplough

Blackcap in Wassand – Ken Kennedy

8th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside

2 Shelduck
Teal
Mandarin
Goldeneye
2 Spoonbill Swan island
2 Hobby
Common Sandpiper
Redshank
Greenshank
2 Whimbrel over
4+ Common Tern
2 Wheatear

6 Siskin at Rolston

Spoonbills, wondering how it could go so wrong – Jon Lamplough

Hobby along the Southside – Jon Lamplough

Siskins at Rolston – Graham Russell

7th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

3 Shelduck
2 Teal
Goldeneye
Little Egret
2 Hobby
Peregrine
Common Sandpiper
Greenshank
Redshank
Whimbrel NW
6+ Common Tern
Otter

Marsh Harrier at the Mere – Jeff Cox

Marsh Harrier at the Mere – Jeff Cox

6th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Russian White-fronted Goose
2 Shelduck
2 Shoveler
2 Wigeon
Teal
Pochard
2 Great white Egret
2 Little Egret
4 Hobby
Dunlin
Common Sandpiper
Greenshank
2 Redshank
7+ Common Tern
Arctic Tern
c80 Common Swift
2 male Ring Ouzel briefly 1st field
4 Yellow Wagtail
3 Jay
Otter

1 of 2 brief Ring Ouzels in 1st Field this morning – Jon Lamplough

Kestrel – Jon Lamplough

Cetti’s Warbler – Jon Lamplough

Hobby over the Mere – Roy Lyon

1 of 2 Great White Egret seen today – Roy Lyon

Little Egret – Roy Lyon

5th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Russian White-fronted Goose
Shelduck
4 Wigeon
3 Teal
5 Goldeneye
Hobby
2 Common Sandpiper
Greenshank
Redshank
10+ Common Tern
3 Otter

Wigeon from KP – Jon Lamplough

4th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Russian White-fronted Goose
Shelduck
Shoveler
4 Goldeneye
Little Egret
Hobby
3 Common Sandpiper
Greenshank
Redshank
4 Common Tern
Arctic Tern
18 “Commic” Tern
2 Yellow Wagtail
White Wagtail

Hornsea seawatch 12:00-14:00

Arctic, Common and Sandwich Terns
2 Red-throated Diver
8 Whimbrel north

Whimbrels heading north – Roy Lyon

Sandwich Tern – Roy Lyon

Red-throated Diver – Roy Lyon

3rd May – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Russian White-fronted Goose
Shelduck
3 Teal
Pochard
Goldeneye
Goosander
Little Egret
2 Greenshank
Redshank
2 Common Sandpiper
5+ Common Tern
c50 Swift
3 Yellow Wagtail

ringtail Hen Harrier north through Grimston early morning

Whitethroat along the Southside – Jeff Cox

Meadow Pipit – Justin Foradip

Sedge Warbler – Jon Lamplough

2nd May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Russian White-fronted Goose
2 Shelduck
Shoveler
10 Teal
drake Garganey
Mandarin
3 Goldeneye
Little Egret
2 Hobby
2 Common Sandpiper
2 Greenshank
Redshank
4+ Common Tern
Fieldfare
White Wagtail
5+ Yellow Wagtail + Channel Wagtail in evening off 1st Field
fem Wheatear

Yellow Wagtail on 1st field edge – Jon Lamplough

1st May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Russian White-fronted Goose
Shelduck
10 Teal
11 Goldeneye
drake Hooded Merganser (ringed)
3 Hobby
4 Common Sandpiper
Greenshank
Redshank
Snipe
3 Common Tern
c30 Swift
Fieldfare
male Ring Ouzel
Yellow Wagtail

Corn Bunting at East Newton – Ade Johnson

Corn Bunting at East Newton – Ade Johnson

Willow Warbler at Rolston – Graham Russell


April Sightings

30th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

Russian White-fronted Goose
Shelduck
10 Teal
3 Goldeneye
2 Red-legged Partridge
Little Egret
3 Hobby
4 Oystercatcher
Ringed Plover
2 Common Sandpiper
Greenshank
Redshank
3 Whimbrel NE
Snipe
3 Common Tern
2 White Wagtail KP
4 Yellow Wagtail
Reed Warbler
Fieldfare

Black Tern + pale-bellied Brent Goose north off Hornsea in evening

3 Wheatear, Redstart, Redwing, 4 Fieldfare + 2 Ring Ouzel, first Lesser Whitethroat + Sedge Warbler at Grimston this morning

Green Sandpiper + White Wagtail at East Newton

3 Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail and a White Wagtail north of Hatfield

Ringed Plover off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


White Wagtail from KP – Jon Lamplough


male Marsh Harrier – Jon Lamplough


Swallow over Heslops – Bill Harkleroad


Common Tern from KP – Bill Harkleroad


Oystercatcher over KP – Bill Harkleroad


Green Sandpiper at East Newton – Ade Johnson


White Wagtail at East Newton – Ade Johnson


Little Owl near West Carlton – Ade Johnson

29th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

Russian White-fronted Goose
Shelduck
Shoveler
2 Wigeon
2 Garganey (1 drake)
4 Teal
Pochard
6 Goldeneye
2 Red-legged Partridge
Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
Hobby
Redshank
3+ Common Tern
5 Swift
Kingfisher
Fieldfare
4 Ring Ouzel (2 males)
2 Yellow Wagtail over
3 Otter

sum’plumaged Black-throated Diver north off Hornsea mid-afternoon

6 Wheatear + Fieldfare at Goxhill

Ring Ouzel – Roy Lyon


Ring Ouzels – Jeff Cox


Ring Ouzel – Jeff Cox


Brown Hare – Steve Mason


Swallow over the Southside – John Sanders


Sedge Warbler at the Mere – John Sanders

28th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand/KP

Russian White-fronted Goose
4 Wigeon
5 Teal
3 Goldeneye
2 Little Egret
Hobby
2 Redshank
Snipe
Common Tern
Arctic Tern east
Swift
Wheatear
Fieldfare
2+ male Ring Ouzel
3 Otter

3 Ring Ouzel, Fieldfare + 21 Arctic Tern east early morning from Grimston

Dunlin, LRP, Garden Warbler, Yellow + White Wagtail from Ulrome

‘a nice male’ Ring Ouzel at the Mere today – Jon Lamplough

27th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Russian White-fronted Goose
Shelduck
2 Shoveler
4 Wigeon
2 Teal
6 Goldeneye
Little Egret
2 Great white Egret east 06.55
Osprey east 15.40
Hobby
Ringed Plover
Dunlin
Redshank
16 Whimbrel south
Curlew
2+ Common Tern
3+ Swift
700+ Sand Martin
90+ Swallow
2 Otter

3+ Bar-tailed Godwit, Dunlin and LRP at Ulrome

26th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Russian White-fronted Goose
Shelduck
3 Wigeon
17+ Teal
7 Goldeneye
2 Little Egret
Hobby
Common Sandpiper
Curlew
2 Common Tern
Arctic Tern
1+ Yellow Wagtail
Lesser Whitethroat

30+ Bottle-nosed Dolphin observed from Ulrome heading south between Bridlington and Skipsea this morning just after 09:00
2 Roseate Tern south off Ulrome in evening
4 Spoonbill on Ulrome flood late afternoon then flew north
2 LRP Ulrome on flood + 4 Corn Bunting

1 of 2 Little Ringed Plover at Ulrome – Mark Radford


Yellow Wagtail in 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


male Marsh Harrier – Jeff Cox

singing Goldcrest from the Mere – Jeff Cox

25th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Russian White-fronted Goose
Barnacle Goose
4 Shelduck
Shoveler
3 Wigeon
8 Teal
Pochard
Little Egret
6+ Buzzard
2 Hobby
3 Common Sandpiper
Curlew
16 Arctic Tern east
9 Common Tern

Common Buzzard – Jon Lamplough

24th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Russian White-fronted Goose
Shelduck
Shoveler
3 Teal
4 Wigeon
Pochard
4 Goldeneye
Red-throated Diver briefly on the mere, then flew east
7 Common Sandpiper
2 Redshank
Snipe
2 Common Tern
c430 Sand Martin
Yellow Wagtail
“Channel” Wagtail briefly this afternoon
Fieldfare
3 Otter

3 Wheatear, 4 Ring Ouzel + 2 Bar-tailed Godwit south at Grimston

3 Wheatear, Blackcap, Whitethroat, Goosander and 2 Bar-tailed Godwit south at Rolston/Mappleton

3 Ring Ouzel, 1 Wheatear + 2 Mistle Thrush at East Newton

Bar-tailed Godwit, 4 Dunlin, Yellow Wagtail + 2 Corn Bunting at Ulrome

Red-throated Diver in flight over the Mere – Jon Lamplough


House Wagtail 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


Bar-tailed Godwit on flood at Ulrome – Mark Radford

23rd April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Russian White-fronted Goose
3 Shelduck
6 Shoveler
6 Wigeon
3 Pochard
13 Goldeneye
Little Egret
2 Redshank
Greenshank
Whimbrel west
Snipe
2 Common Tern
Yellow Wagtail over KP
2 Whitethroat
Otter
Brimstone at KP

Common Sandpiper, Dunlin + Yellow Wagtail at Ulrome late afternoon

Grimston in am (TI)

Cuckoo, Whitethroat, 2 Ring Ouzel, 2 Wheatear and an increase in common migrants this morning

Ring Ouzels, part of an arrival of migrants at Grimston this morning – Tim Isherwood


Ring Ouzel at Grimston – Tim Isherwood


Willow Warbler – Bill Harkleroad


Dunlin and Common Sandpiper at Ulrome – Mark Radford

22nd April – Southside/KP

Russian White-fronted Goose
2 Shelduck
2 Shoveler
10 Wigeon
14 Teal
Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
10 Goldeneye
3 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
4 Oystercatcher
Common Sandpiper
2 Redshank
Snipe
3 Common Tern
Reed Warbler

Hornsea seawatch 13:00-15:40

17 Sandwich Tern south + 2 north
1 Fulmar north
1 Red-throated Diver

sum’plumaged Long-tailed Duck on the Mere – Roy Lyon


Common Tern on the Mere – Roy Lyon


Sand Martin – Roy Lyon


Oystercatcher over KP – Scott Chegg

21st April – Southside/KP

White-fronted Goose
2 Shelduck
12 Teal
10 Great crested Grebe
3 Marsh Harrier
2cy Little Gull
3 Common Tern

Reed Bunting – Jon Lamplough

20th April – Southside/KP

Russian White-fronted Goose
4 Shoveler
4 Wigeon
6 Teal
Redshank
Common Tern
Yellow Wagtail

Ring Ouzel + Whimbrel at East Newton

male Ring Ouzel at East Newton – Ade Johnson


Whimbrel at East Newton – Ade Johnson

19th April – Southside

Russian White-fronted Goose
2 Shelduck
2 Red-legged Partridge
Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
2 Redshank
Curlew
2cy Little Gull
3 Arctic Tern early morning
1+ Common Tern

Ring Ouzel, 6 Fieldfare + 2 Mistle Thrush at East Newton
Yellow Wagtail Atwick clifftop
Black Redstart briefly at Grimston, Merlin + 5 Fieldfare

Coot action from the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Skylark at South cliffs – Jeff Cox

18th April – Southside/KP

Russian White-fronted Goose
3 Shelduck
Marsh Harrier
Common Crane flew NW over Southorpe road towards Wassand, before turning and continuing south over Weatherhill farm at 07:50
Green Sandpiper
Snipe
2cy Little Gull
Barn Owl
Wheatear
Yellow Wagtail
2 Green Woodpecker
Black-tailed Godwit at Seaton pond
2 Otter

Ring Ouzel still at East Newton
3 White Wagtail + Yellow Wagtail at Ulrome

Barn Owl over the Southside – Jeff Cox

17th April – Southside/KP

Russian White-fronted Goose
2 Shelduck
17 Teal
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Hooded Merganser (of unknown origin)
Red-legged Partridge
2cy Little Gull
Barn Owl
Lesser Whitethroat

sum’plumaged Black-throated Diver off Ulrome in afternoon

Ring Ouzel + Mistle Thrush at East Newton upto 50 Golden Plover + pair Oystercatcher in nearby fields

2cy Little Gull still present on the Mere today – Jon Lamplough

16th April – Southside/KP

Russian White-fronted Goose
2 Shelduck
5 Shoveler
28 Teal
drake Scaup
drake Long-tailed Duck
Goosander
Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
1w Little Gull
Barn Owl
Yellow Wagtail

2 Sandwich Terns off Hornsea late afternoon (RL)

16 Twite at Ulrome
Yellow Wagtail + White Wagtail East Newton

drake Scaup with Tufted Ducks – Jon Lamplough

15th April – Southside/Wassand

2 Shelduck
13 Teal
drake Long-tailed Duck
Little Egret
Red Kite north
27 Golden Plover
Redshank
Snipe
2cy Little Gull
Barn Owl
Yellow Wagtail north
Whitethroat
male Redstart 1st Field

‘a nice male’ Redstart – Bill Harkleroad


male Redstart 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


Cetti’s Warbler – Scott Chegg


Skylark – Scott Chegg


Common Buzzard over 1st Field – Bill Harkleroad


Greylag Goose – Bill Harkleroad

14th April – Southside/KP

Russian White-fronted Goose
7 Shelduck south
16 Teal
drake Long-tailed Duck
Little Egret
Red-throated Diver
Redshank
2 Black-tailed Godwit
Curlew south
3 Sedge Warbler

Red-throated Diver from the Southside – Jon Lamplough

13th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Russian White-fronted Goose
Shelduck
c40 Teal
5 Shoveler
5 Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
Red-throated Diver
Redshank
2 Snipe
Barn Owl
Scandinavian Rock Pipit
3 Otter

30+ Common Scoter south past Hornsea by late afternoon

Common `scoters south past Hornsea – Roy Lyon

12th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Russian White-fronted Goose
2 Shelduck
drake Long-tailed Duck
female Common Scoter
Little Egret
Red-throated Diver
Osprey 10:15 over west end
Marsh Harrier
3 Black-tailed Godwit
Snipe
White Wagtail 1st field edge

14 Sanderling roosting on beach – Jeff Cox


Sanderling – Jeff Cox


Rook along South Cliffs – Jeff Cox

11th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Hooded Merganser (of unknown origin)
Goosander
Red-throated Diver
2 Marsh Harrier
Little Ringed Plover east
ad Mediterranean Gull
c110 Sand Martin
5+ Swallow
Sedge Warbler 1st field

Fox in 1st Field reedbed – Jon Lamplough


drake Long-tailed Duck on the Mere – Roy Lyon


BTO rung Starling Hornsea clifftop – Roy Lyon


Starling Hornsea clifftop – Roy Lyon

10th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Russian White-fronted Goose
2 Shelduck
drake Long-tailed Duck
Red-throated Diver
2 Marsh Harrier
4 Oystercatcher
Whimbrel
Curlew
Barn Owl
c40 Sand Martin
c15 Swallow
House Martin
Willow Warbler

1 of 4 Oystercatcher from KP today – Jon Lamplough


Corn Bunting – Ade Johnson

9th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Shelduck
10 Shoveler
51 Teal
117 Goldeneye
drake Long-tailed Duck
Little Egret
Red-throated Diver
Little Ringed Plover over
Common Sandpiper KP
Snipe
c45 Sand Martin
c30 Swallow
Wheatear 1st field

Red Kite north late afternoon at East Newton/Aldbrough
male Wheatear + 3 Corn Bunting (AJ)

drake Long-tailed Duck from the Southside – Jon Lamplough

8th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Russian White-fronted Goose
15 Teal
female Common Scoter
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Hooded Merganser (of unknown origin)
Little Egret
Little Grebe
Red-throated Diver
3 Marsh Harrier
3+ Green Woodpecker
Wheatear
Otter

Red-throated Diver off 2nd Field – Jon Lamplough


Red-throated Diver off 2nd Field – Jon Lamplough

7th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Hooded Merganser (of unknown origin)
Little Egret + 3 Little Egret at Tesco’s
Red-throated Diver
Snipe
Otter

Sparrowhawk at Seaton – Jon Lamplough


Red-throated Diver on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

6th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Russian White-fronted Goose
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Hooded Merganser (of unknown origin)
Red-throated Diver (sheltering on north side)
Marsh Harrier
2cy Mediterranean Gull
2 Otter in Bull Hole

Long-tailed Duck off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


Otters in Bull Hole – Jon Lamplough


Otter in Bull Hole – Jon Lamplough


2cy Mediterranean Gull over the Mere – Jon Lamplough

5th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Russian White-fronted Goose
Shelduck
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Hooded Merganser (of unknown origin)
Little Egret
Red-throated Diver (sheltering on the north side of the Mere)
Curlew
c15 Sand Martin

Hooded Merganser (04/04) with Goldeneye – Alan Walkington

4th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Russian White-fronted Goose
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Hooded Merganser (of unknown origin)
Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
6+ Buzzard
Snipe
c30 Sand Martin
3 Swallow

Great-northern Diver offshore with Red-throated Divers then south around midday

drake Hooded Merganser, still no sign of its ring-piece – Jon Lamplough

3rd April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Russian White-fronted Goose
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Hooded Merganser (of unknown origin)
Little Egret

Grimston

Little Owl
Marsh Harrier
Willow Warbler

2nd April – Hornsea Mere, Southside

1w Russian White-fronted Goose
drake Hooded Merganser (of unknown origin)
Marsh Harrier
3+ Redshank
2 ad Mediterranean Gull
Barn Owl
c40 Sand Martin
2+ Swallow
Otter

Hooded Merganser over the Mere – Jon Lamplough

1st April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Pink-footed Goose
Shelduck
6 Goosander
Little Egret
Little Grebe
2 Dunlin
Redshank
2 Mediterranean Gull (ad & 2cy)
c90 Sand Martin
House Martin
5+ Swallow
Rock Pipit (KP)

LRP south at Grimston

4 Eider south Hornsea seafront

ad Mediterranean Gull – Jeff Cox


Goosnars off 2nd Field – Jeff Cox


March Sightings

31st March – Hornsea Mere, Southside

20 Whooper Swan NW
Russian White-fronted Goose
5 Pink-footed Goose north
16 Shoveler
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Hooded Merganser (of unknown origin)
Marsh Harrier
Golden Plover
2 Curlew
ad Little Gull
8 Sand Martin

30th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside

c160 Pink-footed Goose north
2 Shelduck
12 Shoveler
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Smew
drake Hooded Merganser (of unknown origin)
Little Egret
Imm White tailed Eagle flew south 13:30. Flew low from the north east over Hermitage field before being lost to sight behind Decoy. Refound, then gained height and continued south over Weatherhill farm
2 Marsh Harrier
Knot
7 Sand Martin west

Knot off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


record shot of mega distant White-taile