October Sightings

21st October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand/KP

17 Whooper Swan
450+ Pink-footed Goose flew into fields north of the Mere
3 Scaup
54 Pochard
40 Goldeneye
2 Slavonian Grebe
Great white Egret
Yellow-browed Warbler Wassand
2 Stonechat
14+ Brambling
25+ Siskin
5 Redpoll
2 Crossbill south over Souththorpe
Wheatear near Seaton
Noctule Bat over Wassand mid-afternoon

Yellow-browed Warbler in Wassand


Noctule Bat over Wassand


Wheatear at Seaton

20th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

18 Whooper Swan
c540 Pink-footed Goose NW
16 Shoveler
144 Gadwall
95 Wigeon
3 Scaup
49 Pochard
47 Goldeneye
2 Slavonian Grebe (ad & juv)
1 Ruff south
35+ Golden Plover
Little Egret
Curlew
2 Stonechat
Chiffchaff
6 Jay
6+ Crossbill west over Southorpe

2 Slavonian Grebes on the Mere – Jeff Cox

19th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside

34 Whooper Swan
c300 Pink-footed Goose over
nasal-saddled Tufted Duck at East End of Mere
15 Shoveler
2 Scaup
2 Slavonian Grebe (ad & juv)
Little Egret
4 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
2 Stonechat
Brambling
2 Redpoll south
*late news of a Spotted Redshank photographed flying through Wassand yesterday

Spotted Redshank through Wassand from yesterday – Steve Mason


Spotted Redshank through Wassand from yesterday – Steve Mason


Stonechat in 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


Stonechat in 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


2 Slavonian Grebes on the Mere – Roy Lyon


nasal-saddled Tufted Duck – Roy Lyon


nasal-saddled Tufted Duck – Roy Lyon

18th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

53+ Whooper Swan
c4100 Pink-footed Goose NW, many stopping to feed in local fields, then returning SE in the evening
White-fronted Goose off Southorpe Road
Great White Egret
3 Scaup
30 Pochard
47 Goldeneye
juv Slavonian Grebe off 1st/2nd field
Little Egret
c5500 Starling coming into roost
10 Redpoll over

Slavonian Grebe off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


Whooper Swans off 2nd Field – Jon Lamplough


Great White Egret in Wassand – Steve Mason

17th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside

4 Whooper Swan
c300 Pink-footed Goose over
14 Shoveler
2 Scaup
3 Little Egret
Yellow-browed Warbler still in Wassand
3 Stonechat

male Marsh Harrier from Wassand – Steve Mason


buck Roe Deer in Wassand – Steve Mason

16th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

78 Whooper Swan (36 on the Mere, departing at dawn, a further 42 passing through during the morning)
c440 Pink-footed Goose over
132 Wigeon
2 Scaup
36 Pochard
Little Egret
Redshank
Short-eared Owl north over KP
Swallow
Stonechat
c3800 Starling at dusk

15th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside

40 Whooper Swan early morning
c190 Pink-footed Goose over
Dark-bellied Brent Goose briefly 07.20
Pintail
68 Teal
4 Scaup
38 Goldeneye
Redshank
Curlew
c7000 Starling at dusk
2 Stonechat 1st field
Brambling

c650 Pink-footed Goose SW over West Carlton this morning (MI)

Hornsea seawatch

2 Velvet Scoter north (LC)

Stonechat in 1st Field – Jon Lamplough

14th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside

49 Whooper Swan west side of Swan island, then flew NW 07.30
c130 Pink-footed Goose
2 Pintail
6 Shoveler
c80 Wigeon
36 Teal
female Scaup
30 Pochard
25 Goldeneye
12 Great crested Grebe
Dunlin
Redshank
Curlew south
Snipe
Yellow-browed Warbler at Stream Dyke
2 Brambling
c7500 Starling at dusk
Otter

Hornsea seawatch 07:30-08:45

Wigeon 150 north
Teal 70 north
Eider 6 north
Common Scoter 120 north
Red-throated 6 north

13th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside

29 Whooper Swan early morning
c60 Pink-footed Goose west
8 Shoveler
female Scaup
29 Pochard
14 Goldeneye
Red-breasted Merganser
Slavonian Grebe
Little Egret

North Cliff boatyard Hornsea

Woodcock
Long eared Owl
Brambling

Slavonian Grebe off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


Slavonian Grebe off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


Short-eared Owl at West Carlton – Ade Johnson

12th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Southorpe/Wassand

12 Whooper Swan early morning
ad White-fronted Goose Southorpe Road
430+ Pink-footed Goose Southorpe Road then flew north
161 Barnacle Goose
Egyptian Goose
11 Shoveler
16 Teal
female Scaup
39 Pochard
10 Goldeneye
Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
juv Peregrine
Golden Plover north
Stonechat 1st field
3+ Fieldfare
40+ Redwing
3 Jay
2 Yellow-browed Warbler (1 Southorpe Road, 1 still Wassand near Woodland walk)
2 Lesser Redpoll Southorpe road + several through Wassand
32+ Siskin
Crossbill heard over Southorpe Road + 11 over Wassand 3 briefly in the pines
Otter

Peregrine with Snipe kill over Wassand – Bill Harkleroad

11th October – Hornsea seawatch 06:55-10:15 & 14:40-16:40

Greylag Goose 2 north, then south
Dark-bellied Brent Goose 3 north
Wigeon 6 north
Teal 17 north
Goldeneye 1 north
Eider 1 south
Common Scoter 27 north, 7 south
Goosander 1 north
Red-breasted Merganser 1 north
Great northern Diver 1 north
Red-throated Diver 23 north, 12 south
Great crested Grebe 1 north
Gannet 357 north, 124 south
Manx Shearwater 13 north, 1 south
Grey Plover 1 south
Little Gull 5 north
Sandwich Tern 1 south
Great Skua 3 north
Arctic Skua 1 offshore
Puffin 1 north

16 adult Whooper Swans at West Carlton

Whooper Swans at West Carlton – Ade Johnson

10th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

26 Whooper Swan south
140 Pink-footed Goose over
c160 Barnacle Goose
Pintail
11 Shoveler
88 Teal
female Scaup
43 Pochard
9 Goldeneye
Great white Egret
Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
Woodcock over Wassand
Yellow-browed Warbler heard Wassand
Stonechat 1st field
23+ Crossbill Wassand

Hornsea Seawatch 15:10-16:40

Red-throated Diver 3 north, 6 south
Manx Shearwater 1 north
Sandwich Tern 1 north

Crossbill in Wassand – Steve Mason


Crossbill in Wassand – Steve Mason


Crossbill in Wassand – Jeff Cox


a minimum 23 Crossbills in Wassand today – Steve Mason


Crossbills in Wassand – Steve Mason


Crossbills in Wassand – Jeff Cox


male Crossbill in Wassand – Roy Lyon


Crossbill in Wassand – Roy Lyon

9th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand/KP

438 Pink-footed Goose over
3 Shelduck
2 Pintail
74 Teal
Scaup
339 Tufted Duck
32 Pochard
7 Goldeneye
Goosander
Great white Egret
2 Little Egret
2 Sand Martin
2 Yellow-browed Warbler by Wassand woodland walk entrance
2 Stonechat
2 Lesser Redpoll
5 Crossbill over
Otter

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

6 Whooper Swan
Scaup
28 Pochard
4 Goldeneye
Great white Egret
Little Egret
Grey Plover over
1w Mediterranean Gull
2 Yellow-browed Warbler Wassand

7th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

20 Whooper Swan
c165 Barnacle Goose
3 Pink-footed Goose, 34 in fields along southside + 150 over
3 Shelduck
9 Pintail
10 Shoveler
68 Teal
Scaup
38 Pochard
4 Goldeneye
2 Great white Egret
Little Egret
7 Grey Heron
Water Rail off 1st field
3 Marsh Harrier
Golden Plover south
Dunlin
1 Rock Pipit off 1st Field edge
2 Stonechat
4 Lesser Redpoll 2nd field

2 Great White Egret from Wassand – Jeff Cox


Great White Egret and Grey Heron in Wassand – Jeff Cox

6th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

2 Whooper Swan
c620 Pink-footed Goose over by midday
17 Pintail
13 Shoveler
341 Wigeon
56 Teal
Scaup
24 Pochard
6 Goldeneye
11 Great crested Grebe
Great white Egret
26 Lapwing
Dunlin
juv Peregrine
Hobby
Grey Wagtail
2 Sand Martin
3 Yelow-browed Warbler still in Wassand near Woodland walk entrance
Lesser Whitethroat
8 Stonechat
2 Brambling
Crossbill heard

1 of 3 Yellow-browed Warbler still in Wassand today


Pink-footed geese on the move over the Mere today


Pink-footed geese on the move over the Mere today


Great White Egret from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Great White Egret form Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Hobby still present in Wassand and giving poor views – Steve Mason


Hobby over Decoy Bay – Steve Mason


Hobby with dragonfly prey in Wassand – Steve Mason


Marsh Harrier form Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Marsh Harrier from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

5th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

3 Whooper Swan + 11 south past Hornsea seafront 14:24
87+ Pink-footed Goose WSW
69 Pintail
35 Shoveler
44 Teal
10 Pochard
7 Goldeneye
Great white Egret
2 Little Egret
Peregrine
Grey Plover over
Dunlin
Redshank
5+ Swallow
2 Sand Martin
c14 Bearded Tit
7 Stonechat
3 Yellow-browed Warbler in Wassand near entrance to Woodland walk (2 seen + 1 heard)
1 Lesser Whitethroat
3+ Redwing
7 Crossbill (3+4)
15 Redpoll
13+ Siskin

Hornsea South Cliffs (JC)

Whinchat
4+ Wheatear
6 Stonechat

Yellow-browed Warbler in Wassand


11 Whooper Swans south past Hornsea seafront


Wheatear at South Cliffs – Jeff Cox


Wheatear at South Cliffs – Jeff Cox

4th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside

11 Whooper Swan
Pintail
18 Shoveler
Scaup
23 Pochard
8 Goldeneye
11 Great crested Grebe
2 Little Egret
Ringed Plover
2 Dunlin
Curlew north
2 Stonechat
3+ Brambling south

Cowden

Ring Ouzel
Redwing
Redstart
40+ Robin
5 Chiffchaff
12 Goldcrest
Brambling

3rd October – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Scaup
Little Egret
ad Mediterranean Gull
Stonechat

2nd October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

12 Whooper Swan early morning then flew NW
29 Shoveler
female Scaup
11 Pochard
8 Goldeneye
4 Goosander
Great white Egret
2 Little Egret
Peregrine
Dunlin
2 Snipe
juv Red-backed Shrike 1st/2nd field
2 Stonechat
1-2 Rock Pipit (1 flew east from 1st field, 1 shortly after on KP, then flew east)

1st October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

8 Whooper Swan on Swan island spit early morning
49 Pink-footed Goose
374 Canada Goose
3 Egyptian Goose
30 Shoveler
131 Teal
female Scaup
34 Pochard
8 Goldeneye
Great white Egret
Little Egret
6 Grey Heron
3 Marsh Harrier
Hobby
54 Lapwing south
3 Dunlin
2 Snipe
juv Red-backed Shrike 1st field
4 Stonechat 1st field

Hornsea seawatch (RL et al)

21 Red-throated Diver
91 Wigeon
39 Teal
40 Tufted Duck
4 Sandwich Tern
5 Gannet
18 Common Scoter
7 Knot
1 Guillemot

juv Red-backed Shrike at Hornsea Mere – Ade Johnson

juv Red-backed Shrike at Hornsea Mere – Roy Lyon

juv Red-backed Shrike at Hornsea Mere – Roy Lyon

Red-throated Diver off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

Wigeon over the sea at Hornsea – Roy Lyon

1 of 4 Stonechat at the Mere – Roy Lyon


September Sightings

30th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

4 Whooper Swan early morning
23 Pink-footed Goose
2 Pintail
28 Shoveler
102 Gadwall
3 Teal
female Scaup
33 Pochard
6 Goldeneye
Little Egret
3 Snipe
ad Little Gull
juv Red-backed Shrike 1st field
Spotted Flycatcher 2nd field
4 Stonechat 1st field
Great white Egret south over Catwick this morning

29th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

150 Pink-footed Goose over NW
48 Shoveler
22 Pochard
242 Tufted Duck
Scaup
7 Goldeneye
3 Little Egret
1 Little Gull
16+ Oystercatcher flew east
c75 Lapwing
Dunlin
Snipe
juv Red-backed Shrike in 1st field/2nd field
6 Bearded Tit from Wassand Hide
Yellow-browed Warbler at entrance to Hallgarth park Hornsea
2 Redwing
4 Stonechat 1st field
Redpoll south

juv Red-backed Shrike in 1st Field – Jeff Cox


juv Red-backed Shrike and Stonechat – Jeff Cox


juv Red-backed Shrike in 2nd Field – Bill Harkleroad


juv Red-backed Shrike in 2nd Field – Bill Harkleroad


1 of 4 Stonechat in 1st Field – Jeff Cox


upto 6 Bearded Tit seen in Wassand today – Chris Cox


Otter in Wassand – Chris Cox

28th September – Hornsea seawatch 06:30-08:45

Wigeon 5 north
Teal 21 north
Common Scoter 48 north
Red-throated Diver 8 north, 16 south
Manx Shearwater 1 north
Little Gull 2 north
Arctic Skua 1 north

Hornsea Mere, Southside

c75 Pink-footed Goose south
2 Pintail
53 Shoveler
159 Wigeon
32 Teal
female Scaup
20 Pochard
5 Goldeneye
2 Little Egret
Ruff
ad Little Gull
4 Stonechat 1st field

27th September – Hornsea seawatch 06:25-11:45

Pale-bellied Brent Goose 4 north
Wigeon 70 north, 4 south
Teal 25 north
Eider 1 north
Common Scoter 144 north, 10 south
Velvet Scoter 4 north
Black-throated Diver 1 north
Red-throated Diver 26 north, 34 south
Fulmar 2 north
Sooty Shearwater 11 north
Manx Shearwater 13 north
Leach’s Petrel 1 north 6.35
Ringed Plover 1 north
Grey Plover 1 east
Purple Sandpiper 1 north
Curlew 2 north
Little Gull 1 north
Sandwich Tern 11 north
Great Skua 1 north, 1 south
Arctic Skua 1 north

Hornsea Mere, KP/Southside

29 Shoveler
female Scaup
12 Pochard
7 Goldeneye
2 Little Egret
Peregrine
2 Dunlin
ad Little Gull

Eider north off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

26th September – Hornsea seawatch 06:28-16:40

Pink footed Goose 25 in off
Barnacle Goose 72 north, 16 south
Pale-bellied Brent Goose 28 north
Mallard 3 north
Pintail 2 north
Wigeon 114 north, 11 south
Teal 162 north, 3 south
Eider 10 south
Common Scoter 76 north, 12 south
Great northern Diver 1 north
Black-throated Diver 1 north
Red-throated Diver 4 north, 33 south
Great crested Grebe 1 on sea
Sooty Shearwater 31 north
Manx Shearwater 17 north
Leach’s Petrel 1 north c8.00
Oystercatcher 16 north, 5 south
Grey Plover 1 north
Golden Plover 1 north
Turnstone 1 north
Dunlin 18 north
Sanderling 2 north, 3 south
Curlew 1 north
Little Gull 1 south
Mediterranean Gull juv south
Sandwich Tern 3 north
Great Skua 10 north, 15 south
Arctic Skua 4 south

1 Fieldfare at Hornsea Mere

25th September – Hornsea seawatches

6:30-10:10, 10:30-11:45, 14:17-17:36

Pink-footed Goose 2 north
Pale-bellied Brent Goose 16 north
Eider imm drk
Wigeon 6 north, 1 south
Common Scoter 2 north, 4 south
Red-throated Diver 2 north, 18 south
Fulmar 21 north
Sooty Shearwater 49 north
Sandwich Tern 4 south
Common/Arctic Tern 3 south
1+ juv Arctic Tern
Great Skua 20 south
Arctic Skua 52 south
Skua sp 8 south
1 Dunlin

24th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

190 Pink-footed Goose south
163 Barnacle Goose
39 Shoveler
93 Gadwall
123 Wigeon
8 Teal
Mandarin
Scaup
13 Pochard
7 Goldeneye
2 Little Egret
3 Hobby
142 Lapwing
10 Snipe (2 1st field, 8 west)
ad Little Gull
22 Swallow
2 Sand Martin
3 Stonechat
45+ Linnet
30 Siskin

Mandarin off 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Mandarin off 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Shoveler over KP – Scott Chegg

23rd September – Hornsea Mere, Southside

28 Shoveler
11 Teal
Scaup
13 Pochard
5 Goldeneye
Little Egret
13 Lapwing
Dunlin
2 Snipe
2 ad Little Gull
Otter

22nd September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

45 Shoveler
19 Teal
10 Pochard
8 Goldeneye
11 Great crested Grebe
2 Little Egret
3 Snipe

Sparrowhawk through Wassand – Steve Mason


resident Mute Swan in Wassand – Steve Mason


Barnacle Geese – Bill Harkleroad

21st September – Hornsea Mere, Southside

162 Barnacle Goose
Pintail
21 Shoveler
81 Gadwall
84 Wigeon
57 Teal
147 Tufted Duck
14 Pochard
3 Goldeneye
7 Great crested Grebe
Great white Egret
2 Little Egret
Grey Plover south
Dunlin
4 Redshank south
adult Little Gull
Hobby
Redpoll south
Flava Wagtail over west
2 Grey Wagtail over
21 (13+8) Siskin over west
Otter at west end late morning
7 Roesel’s Bush Cricket 3rd Field

Yellow-browed Warbler heard at Aldbrough late afternoon
Yellow Wagtail, Wheatear, small no’s Redpoll and Siskin south at Grimston
Tree Pipit, 3 Stonechat at Cowden

Roesel’s Bush Cricket in 3rd Field


*of interest a Convolvulus Hawk-moth found in an Aldbrough garden yesterday became the second record within a month at Aldbrough following a worn individual seen in August

Convolvulus Hawk-moth at Aldbrough 20th Sept – Ade Johnson


worn Convolvulus Hawk-moth from Aldbrough 21st August – Ade Johnson


male Marsh Harrier – Steve Mason


Marsh Harrier – Steve Mason


Common Buzzard – Steve Mason

20th September – Hornsea seawatch

06:15-10:15 & 15:15-16:40

Dark-bellied Brent Goose 1 north, 1 south
Wigeon 40 north, 24 south
Teal 126 north, 23 south
Eider 1 north
Common Scoter 86 north, 5 south
Red-throated Diver 19 north, 40 south
Great crested Grebe 1 north
Fulmar 2 north
Manx Shearwater 3 north
Turnstone 1 north
Dunlin 9 south
Little Gull 1 north
Sandwich Tern 14 north, 15 south
Arctic Skua 3 north
Long-tailed Skua 1 juv north

Hornsea Mere, Southside

juv Marsh Harrier
Hobby
Snipe
Stonechat
2 Swallow
20 Sand Martin

*upto 800 Golden Plover just north of Aldbrough (RL)

19th September – Hornsea seawatch

06:17-10:30 & 12:30-16:40

Shelduck 1 north, 1 south
Pintail 17 north, 2 south
Wigeon 30 north, 14 south
Teal 14 north, 7 south
Eider 6 north
Common Scoter 94 north, 37 south
Red-throated Diver 7 north, 78 south
Great crested Grebe 2 south
Fulmar 3 north
Sooty Shearwater 1 north
Manx Shearwater 7 north
Dunlin 23 north
Sanderling 1 south
Little Gull 17 north
Sandwich Tern 35 north, 20 south
Great Skua 1 north
Pomarine Skua 2 north
Arctic Skua 18 north
Long-tailed Skua 1 juv north
Skua sp 11 north
Puffin 10 north
Grey Wagtail

Yellow-browed Warbler at Grimston (TI)
Spotted Flycatcher

Pomarine Skua north off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Common Scoters off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

18th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

10 Pink-footed Goose
19 Shoveler
95 Gadwall
116 Wigeon
22 Teal
186 Tufted Duck
7 Pochard
5 Goldeneye
Goosander flew west
Little Egret
4 Dunlin
Little Gull
ad Mediterranean Gull (briefly on a jetty, metal ringed)
Grey Wagtail KP
Otter
*730 Golden Plover just north of Aldbrough in tilled field (RL)

Hornsea seawatch 15:00-16:38

30 Wigeon north
1 Teal
7 Red-throated Diver
1 drk Long-tailed Duck north (RL)
13 Sandwich Tern
1 Puffin north
4 Common Scoter
3 Little Gull
1w Mediterranean Gull south

Arctic Skua off Cowden 17:37
2 Stonechat at Cowden
juv Marsh Harrier at Cowden

ad Mediterranean Gull on KP jetty – Jon Lamplough


Stonechat at Cowden


Stonechat at Cowden

17th September – Hornsea seawatch and Mere

Hornsea Seawatch 06:11-08:15

Canada Goose c60 north
Pale-bellied Brent Goose 3 north, 2 south
Wigeon 16 north
Teal 80 north
1 Velvet Scoter on sea with Common Scoters (RL)
Common Scoter 58 north, 65 south
Red-throated Diver 4 north, 63 south
Fulmar 61 north
Sooty Shearwater 16 north
Manx Shearwater 12 north
Little Gull 6 north
Sandwich Tern 53 north
Common/Arctic Tern 6 north
Great Skua 1 north
Puffin 1 north

Hornsea Mere, Southside

Pintail
10 Shoveler
90 Gadwall
28 Teal
7 Pochard
4 Goldeneye
3 Little Egret
Common Sandpiper
Snipe

*of interest the first Yellow-browed Warbler of 2020 at Grimston

Grey Heron – Steve Mason


Hobby in wassand – Steve Mason


Hobby in Wassand – Steve Mason


Hobby in Wassand – Steve Mason

16th September – Hornea seawatches

06:53-08:10, 08:53-10:20 & 14:58-16:40

Mallard 1 north
Pintail 7 north
Wigeon 125 north
Teal 441 north, 39 south
Common Scoter 111 north, 24 south
Red-throated Diver 6 north, 6 south, several on sea
Black-throated Diver ad summer plumage on sea
Diver sp 1 south
Manx Shearwater 6 north, 1 south
Fulmar 6 north, 3 south
Oystercatcher 2 north
Sabine’s Gull ad north 15.33
Little Gull 5 north
Sandwich Tern 53 north, 15 south
Common Tern 6 north
Arctic Tern 2 juv north
Puffin 17 north

15th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Pintail
14 Shoveler
114 Wigeon
55 Teal
8 Pochard
Little Egret
Common Sandpiper
3 Dunlin over
3 Snipe
2 Little Gull
Stonechat in Heslop’s/Snipe Grounds
2 Lesser Whitethroat
probable Crossbill briefly near Weatherhill Farm
no further sign of the Woodchat at Grimston, Woodlark over there today (TI)

Stonechat – Jeff Cox


pic of ydays juv Woodchat at Grimston – Rich Willison


pic of ydays juv Woodchat at Grimston – Rich Willison


pic of ydays juv Woodchat at Grimston – Rich Willison

14th September – Grimston (TI)

2 patch firsts at Grimston today with a juvenile Woodchat Shrike found from mid-morning, and seen till dusk, and several Roesel’s Bush Crickets

juv Woodchat Shrike at Grimston – Tim Isherwood


juv Woodchat Shrike at Grimston – Tim Isherwood


juv Woodchat Shrike at Grimston – Tim Isherwood


one of several Roesel’s Bush Crickets at Grimston today – Tim isherwood


juv Woodchat Shrike at Grimston – Roy Lyon


juv Woodchat Shrike at Grimston – Roy Lyon


juv Woodchat Shrike at Grimston – Roy Lyon

Hornsea Mere, Southside

Great White Egret
Little Egret
5 Shelduck west
Greenshank west
3 Snipe
Dunlin
Common Sandpiper
Hobby
male + fem Marsh Harrier

Shelducks over the Mere – Jeff Cox


Comma – Jeff Cox


Red Admiral – Jeff Cox


Great White Egret through Wassand – Chris Cox


local Little Owl – Chris Cox

13th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

161 Barnacle Goose
2 Shoveler
91 Gadwall
97 Wigeon
13 Teal
Goldeneye
Great white Egret
6 Little Egret
6 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier (male,fem,juv)
Osprey south 11:12
5 Hobby
3 Snipe
2+ Lesser Whitethroat
Spotted Flycatcher

a Hornsea Mere first, Roesel’s Bush Cricket in 3rd Field/Heslop’s – Jeff Cox


Spotted Flycatcher – Jeff Cox


Spotted Flycatcher – Jeff Cox

12th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside

4 Shoveler
51 Gadwall
106 Wigeon
61 Teal
137 Tufted Duck
Pochard
Goldeneye
5 Little Egret
Peregrine
Hobby
2 Dunlin
2 Common Sandpiper
Curlew over
2 Snipe
Little Gull
Flava Wagtail
Otter
*of interest a sum’plumaged Black-throated Diver on sea off Far Grange, Skirlington (JH)

Barnacle Geese over the Southside – Jeff Cox

11th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

159 Barnacle Goose
12 Shoveler
14 Teal
2 Pochard
2 Little Egret
2 Snipe
Little Gull

10th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

57 Pink-footed Goose south
2 Shoveler
93 Wigeon
25 Teal
Pochard
Goldeneye
Great white Egret
Little Egret
Hobby
Peregrine
Ringed Plover
2 Dunlin
4 Redshank east
Common Sandpiper
Bar-tailed Godwit north
8 Curlew south
Whimbrel over
4 Snipe
19 Little Gull during the morning
several Bearded Tit heard from Heslop’s
Grey Wagtail east

9th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

119 Barnacle Goose
59 Gadwall
89 Wigeon
10 Teal
Mandarin
4 Pochard
174 Tufted Duck
Goldeneye
10 Great crested Grebe
Great white Egret
5 Little Egret
2 Hobby
Ringed Plover
4 Dunlin south
Common Sandpiper
Redshank
Curlew north
4 Snipe
37 Little Gull early morning
2 Flava Wagtail south
Wheatear 1st field
Jay

Water Rail – Jeff Cox


Wheatear in 1st Field – Jeff Cox

8th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside

3 Shoveler
83 Wigeon
14 Teal
Pochard
Goldeneye
Great white Egret
2 Little Egret
2 Ringed Plover south
6 Golden Plover south
Common Sandpiper
Bar-tailed Godwit west
Curlew west
Snipe
149 Little Gull early morning
Otter

7th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside

122 Barnacle Goose
Shoveler
82 Wigeon
6 Teal
Pochard
5 Little Grebe
Little Egret
420 Coot
Common Sandpiper
5 Redshank west
Snipe
15 Little Gull early morning

6th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Pintail
6 Shoveler
106 Wigeon
62 Gadwall
13 Teal
95 Tufted Duck
Goldeneye
5 Little Grebe
Great white Egret
3 Little Egret
Peregrine
Hobby
2 Golden Plover south
6 Ringed Plover south
3 Dunlin south
2 Curlew west
40 Little Gull early morning
2 Yellow Wagtail south
Otter

5th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

112 Barnacle Goose
125 Wigeon
8 Teal
Goldeneye
Great white Egret
3 Little Egret
Peregrine
Hobby
Golden Plover south
3 Dunlin over
7 Knot (6 flew west, 1 on Swan island spit)
Common Sandpiper
2 Curlew west
3 Snipe
31 Little Gull
Flava Wagtail south

10 Wheatear at Grimston in evening

4th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

116 Barnacle Goose
9 Shoveler
118 Wigeon
16 Teal
Goldeneye
4 Little Egret
2 Dunlin
2 Common Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper 1st field briefly
Curlew
52 Little Gull early morning
2 Flava Wagtail south
Wheatear
2 Spotted Flycatcher (1 2nd field, 1 between the old railway line and Weatherall Farm)

*of interest Grimston’s second ever record of Corncrake was flushed from a field verge (TI)

Wheatear in 1st Field – Jon Lamplough

3rd September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Shelduck
3 Pintail
14 Shoveler
163 Wigeon
136 Teal
Pochard
Goldeneye
10 Great crested Grebe
Great white Egret
2 Little Egret
Hobby
3 Dunlin
Common Sandpiper
2 Turnstone south
Curlew south
Whimbrel south
Snipe
103 Little Gull early morning
Flava Wagtail

Sparrowhawk at Cowden


Sparrowhawk at Cowden


Sparrowhawk at Cowden


Sparrowhawk at Cowden

2nd September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Pintail
18 Shoveler
81 Wigeon
282 Teal
4 Pochard
Goldeneye
5 Little Grebe
8 Little Egret
6 Grey Heron
Bittern briefly 1st field reedbed
Dunlin
2 Common Sandpiper
2 Redshank
Greenshank
180 Lapwing south
6 Curlew north
Snipe
12 Little Gull early morning
Grey Wagtail

Little Egret south over 1st Field – Bill Harkleroad


Fox in 2nd Field – Bill Harkleroad


Common Buzzard over 2nd Field – Bill Harkleroad


1 of 2 Hobby over Heslop’s – Bill Harkleroad


Sparrowhawk over 2nd Field – Scott Chegg


juv Moorhen 1st Field reedbed – Scott Chegg


Little Egret over 1st Field – Jeff Cox


good no’s of Migrant Hawkers in 1st/2nd Field today – Jeff Cox

1st September – Hornsea Mere, Southside

4 Pintail
8 Shoveler
32 Wigeon
52 Teal
4 Pochard
Goldeneye
2 Little Egret
Bittern 1st field reedbed briefly
Golden Plover heard
Dunlin
3 Common Sandpiper
1+ Curlew
Snipe
8 Little Gull mid morning

Hobby tucking in at Wassand – Steve Mason


Hobby in Wassand – Steve Mason


Hobby in Wassand – Steve Mason


Hobby in Wassand – Steve Mason


Hobby in Wassand – Steve Mason


August Sightings

31st August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

4 Pintail
2 Shoveler
13 Wigeon
134 Teal
3 Pochard
Goldeneye
3 Little Egret
Osprey north over Swan island 08:45
1+ Hobby
Ringed Plover
2 Dunlin
2 Common Sandpiper
Whimbrel
Curlew
31 Little Gull early morning
Common Tern
2 Grey Wagtail
3 Flava Wagtail

Hobby in Wassand – Steve Mason


Starling with Lapwing flock – Steve Mason


Marsh Harrier from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


the end of August Hornsea Mere style – Steve Mason

30th August – Mappleton/Hornsea seawatch totals

06:05-11:20 Mappleton/Hornsea
17:45 -19:05 Hornsea

Mallard 1 north
Wigeon 15 north
Teal 77 north, 3 south
Common Scoter 166 north, 17 south
Red-throated Diver 6 north, 1 south
Fulmar 12 north
Sooty Shearwater 2 north
Oystercatcher 2 north, 4 south
Curlew 1 north
Little Gull 125 off Mappleton early morning
Sandwich Tern 93 north, 24 south
Common Tern 1 north, 2 south
Arctic Skua 4 north, 4 south
Long-tailed Skua juv north

Teal and Common Scoter north off Skipsea – Roy Lyon


ringed Sandwich Tern at Skipsea – Roy Lyon


1 of 4 Red-throated Diver off Skipsea – Roy Lyon


Fulmar – Roy Lyon


Sanderling – Roy Lyon

29th August – Hornsea seawatch

05:45-11:15 & 15:40-16:40

Pale-bellied Brent Goose 10 north
Mallard 1 north
Pintail 2 north
Shoveler 6 north
Wigeon 64 north
Teal 407 north
Tufted Duck 3 north
Eider 2 north
Common Scoter 24 north
Red-throated Diver 1 north, 2 south
Fulmar 141 north
Manx Shearwater 1 north
Oystercatcher 5 north, 21 south
Ringed Plover 10 west
Knot 3 north
Dunlin 4 north
Whimbrel 1 south
Little Gull 250 offshore
Sandwich Tern 8 north, 7 south
Common Tern 5 north,1 south
Arctic Tern 1 north
Bonxie 4 south
Arctic Skua 11 south
flock of 6 Skua sp south

28th August – Hornsea seawatch

05:45 – 10:25

Wigeon 1 north
Teal 142 north, 2 south
Common Scoter 170 north, 27 south
Red-throated Diver 1 north, 1 south
Great crested Grebe 1 south
Fulmar 50 north, 26 south
Sooty Shearwater 5 north
Manx Shearwater 5 north
Oystercatcher 6 north, 9 south
Dunlin 40 south
Curlew 1 north
Bonxie 10 north, 2 south
Arctic Skua 3 north, 2 south
Long-tailed Skua juv north
Skua sp 2 south
Sandwich Tern 19 north
Common Tern 1 north

dark-bellied Brent Goose north off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


wild seas off Hornsea this afternoon – Roy Lyon

27th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

5 Egyptian Goose
3 Wigeon
13 Teal
6 Pochard
5 Little Egret
Oystercatcher
Little Ringed Plover
Ringed Plover over
Turnstone over
4 Common Sandpiper
5 Redshank
12 Curlew
660 Little Gull early morning

26th August – Mappleton seawatch

05:38-10:30

Canada Goose 1 north
Wigeon 1 south
Teal 63 north, 45 south
Common Scoter 2 north, 2 south
Fulmar 11 north, 40 south
Manx Shearwater 6 south
Oystercatcher 1 south
Curlew 2 north
Whimbrel 1 south
Little Gull c260 offshore early morning
Mediterranean Gull 1 north
Sandwich Tern 52 north
Common Tern 5 north
Great Skua 21 south
Pomarine Skua 2 south
Arctic Skua 2 north, 19 south
Long-tailed Skua 9 south
Swift 7 south
Wheatear

13:30-16:40

1 Greylag Goose on sea
Red-throated Diver north
8 Common Scoter 2 south,6 on sea
28+ Teal
9 Oystercatcher south
1 Bonxie south
1+ Pomarine Skua blogging 13:40 + 14:05
3 Long-tailed Skua south
7 Arctic Skua south
1 Little Gull north

Hornsea Mere

5 Egyptian Goose
6 Wigeon
1 Goldeneye
1 Redshank west
2 Hobby

Egyptian Geese from KP – Alan Elkin

25th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Barnacle Goose
3 Shelduck
4 Wigeon
9 Teal
3 Pochard
Goldeneye
Great white Egret
Little Egret
3 Dunlin
5 Common Sandpiper
Redshank
Greenshank
Curlew
c900 Little Gull early morning
juv Mediterranean Gull
6+ Common Tern

Kingfisher from Wassand – Steve Mason


Great White Egret – Steve Mason

24th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Barnacle Goose
5 Egyptian Goose
4 Shoveler
2 Wigeon
17 Teal
2 Pochard
Goldeneye
3 Little Grebe
2 Great white Egret
2 Little Egret
5 Grey Heron
2 Little ringed Plover 1st field
Ringed Plover south
Dunlin
7+ Common Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper briefly over 1st field
2 Redshank south
Greenshank Swan island
Curlew south
254 Little Gull early morning
6+ Common Tern
2 juv Black Tern
Flava Wagtail south

5 Egyptian Geese – Jon Lamplough


Great White Egret – Steve Mason


Great White Egret – Steve Mason


Grey Heron through Wassand – Steve Mason


Great White Egret through Wassand – Steve Mason

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

5 Egyptian Goose
10 Shoveler
3 Wigeon
8 Teal
Pochard
Goldeneye
Great white Egret
4 Little Egret
5 Grey Heron
2 Little ringed Plover 1st field
Ringed Plover over
2 Dunlin
4 Common Sandpiper
Redshank
620 Little Gull early morning
6+ Common Tern
2 juv Black Tern
2+ Flava Wagtail
Spotted Flycatcher

Little Ringed Plovers off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough

22nd August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

4 Shelduck
5 Shoveler
3 Wigeon
3 Teal
2 Pochard
Goldeneye
Great white Egret
6 Little Egret
6 Grey Heron
Hobby
juv Peregrine
2 Little ringed Plover 1st field edge
c40 Lapwing
2+ Knot west
2 Common Sandpiper
Greenshank briefly 1st field
Spotted Redshank flew east 08.19, then back west a few minutes later
3 Black-tailed Godwit over
Curlew south
172 Little Gull early morning
8+ Common Tern
2 juv Black Tern (only 1 seen yesterday, so possibly 1 new bird)
2 Flava Wagtail over
Whinchat 1st field

Black-tailed Godwit south over 1st Field


first Whinchat record at the Mere ‘post’ lockdown


2 juv Ringed Plover off 1st Field – Jeff Cox


adult and 3 juv Shelduck over the Mere – Justin Foradip


Common Blue along the Southside – Jeff Cox

21st August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

2 Wigeon
31 Teal
2 Pochard
Goldeneye
3 Little Egret
5 Grey Heron
Hobby
4 Common Sandpiper
Redshank
940 Little Gull early morning
12+ Common Tern
juv Black Tern
2 Flava Wagtail south

20th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

13 Shoveler
3 Wigeon
44 Teal
Goldeneye
Great white Egret
3 Little Egret
Hobby
Grey Plover south
2 Common Sandpiper
Whimbrel south
976 Little Gull early morning
8+ Common Tern
2 juv Black Tern (arrived with the Little Gulls early morning)
Garden Warbler 2nd field

Black Terns early morning – Jon Lamplough


distant Black Terns over the Mere – Roy Lyon


Great White Egret – Roy Lyon

19th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Shelduck
2 Shoveler
18 Teal
Pochard
Goldeneye
2 Little Egret
5 Grey Heron
335 Coot
Ringed Plover
4 Common Sandpiper
Curlew south
Whimbrel south
318 Little Gull early morning
6+ Common Tern
2 Flava Wagtail south

Hare Leveret along the Southside


Common Buzzard over Heslop’s

18th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside

3 Shoveler
8 Teal
13 Great crested Grebe
5 Little Egret
5 Grey Heron
Hobby
Barn Owl
5 Ringed Plover south
Dunlin
5 Common Sandpiper
Redshank south
Curlew south
730 Little Gull early morning
8+ Common Tern

Mappleton

640+ Little Gull north in evening, 173 inc 12 juvs on sea at 20:30
Whimbrel south
3 Ringed Plover south
2 Redshank south
9 Oystercatcher south

17th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside

138 Teal
2 Pochard
Great white Egret
3 Little Egret
5 Grey Heron
8 Common Sandpiper
3 Dunlin
4 Curlew south
230 Little Gull
8+ Common Tern
Flava Wagtail

Hornsea seawatch 05:20-07:20

Fulmar 5 north, 3 south
Red-throated Diver 2 north, 1 south
Teal 8 north, 6 south
Common Scoter 14 north, 9 south
Little Gull 790 north/offshore
Sandwich Tern 215 north
Common Tern 266 north
Arctic Tern 2 north
Common/Arctic Tern 96 north

Arctic Skua north off Cowden

Little Gull off 2nd Field


Common Gull over 2nd Field

16th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside

4 Wigeon
Great white Egret
3 Little Egret
5 Grey Heron
2 Hobby
Ringed Plover
1+ Little ringed Plover south
10 Dunlin south
Knot south
9 Redshank south
3 Greenshank south
7 Black tailed Godwit south
79 Little Gull
juv Mediterranean Gull
14+ Common Tern
Flava Wagtail south

Caspian Gull at Grimston (3rd Grimston record)

Common Tern off 2nd Field

15th August – Hornsea seawatch

05:15-08:30 & 15:05-16:40

Fulmar 14 north
Red-throated Diver 1 south
Teal 11 north, 4 south
Common Scoter 31 north, 2 south
Oystercatcher 30 south
Curlew 1 north
Little Gull 779 north early morning
Mediterranean Gull 2 juv north
Sandwich Tern 146 north, 13 south
Common Tern 53 north
Arctic Tern 3 north
Common/Arctic Tern 20 north
Arctic Skua 5 north

Hornsea Mere, from KP

2 Shoveler
7 Teal
Pochard
2 Goldeneye
Great white Egret
2 Little Egret
4 Grey Heron
2 Common Sandpiper
6 Redshank
Greenshank
55 Little Gull mid morning
8+ Common Tern

14th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

80+ Little Gull
Ringed Plover on KP
2 Common Sandpiper

Hornsea seawatch

05:18-10:20 & 15:10-16:40

Manx Shearwater 7 north
Fulmar 49 north, 7 south
Wigeon 9 north
Teal 36 north, 18 south
Common Scoter 9 north, 29 south
Oystercatcher 6 north, 21 south
Redshank 1 north
Little Gull 603 north (morning watch)
Sabine’s Gull ad north 15.33
Mediterranean Gull juv south
Sandwich Tern 138 north, 3 south
Common Tern 57 north
Arctic Tern 28 north
Great Skua 1 north, 2 south
Arctic Skua 9 north, 2 south
Long tailed Skua juv north 07.53

Ringed Plover on KP – Jeff Cox


juv Little Gull on the KP jetties – Jeff Cox


Little Gulls on the jetties – Jeff Cox

13th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

5 Teal
Pochard
5 Little Egret
6 Grey Heron
Ringed Plover
2 Golden Plover
c100 Lapwing
Turnstone flew west over KP
Knot west
Dunlin
5 Common Sandpiper
35+ Little Gull
juv Mediterranean Gull
juv Yellow-legged Gull
11+ Common Tern
Arctic Skua flew north east over KP 10.23

Arctic Skua over/from KP – Jon Lamplough

12th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Shoveler
Wigeon
40+ Teal
Pochard
Great white Egret
4+ Little Egret
4 Grey Heron
5+ Common Sandpiper
3 Dunlin
10 Little Gull early morning
2 juv Mediterranean Gull
26+ Common Tern
Flava Wagtail

Willow Warbler in Wassand – Steve Mason

11th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Wigeon
25 Teal
Mandarin
Goldeneye
13 Great crested Grebe
Great white Egret
5 Little Egret
6 Grey Heron
Ringed Plover
32+ Common Sandpiper
Ruff south
2 Dunlin
Wood Sandpiper briefly off 1st field
4 Greenshank south
13 Little Gull
juv Yellow-legged Gull
5+ Common Tern

*of interest locally a Greenish Warbler at Grimston (TI) became the 11th species of Phyllosc to be recorded there

Common Sandpiper from Wassand Hide, a minimum of 32 see today – Steve Mason


Common Sandpiper – Steve Mason


juv Moorhens staying clear of a Pike in Wassand – Steve Mason


Pike from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Pike from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Greenshanks and Ruff over 1st Field – Bill Harkleroad

10th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside + Seawatch

3 Shoveler
Wigeon
25 Teal
drake Scaup off 1st field
3 Pochard
12 Great crested Grebe
Great white Egret edge of Hermitage field
5 Little Egret
4 Grey Heron
Bittern flew to 1st field reedbed
20 Lapwing
14+ Common Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper east
2 Dunlin south
3 Redshank south
3 Curlew south
3 Little Gull
juv Mediterranean Gull
Sandwich Tern early morning
6+ Common Tern

Seawatch 9.08 – 10.20

Manx Shearwater 1 north
Fulmar 3 north
Teal 3 south
Common Scoter 6 south
Little Gull 2 north
Sandwich Tern 15 north, 26 south
Common Tern 30 north

Little Gull off KP – Jon Lamplough

9th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside + Seawatch

Seawatch 5.06-9.00

Sooty Shearwater 1 north 7.41
Fulmar 5 north
Teal 28 north, 13 south
Common Scoter 237 north, 101 south
Oystercatcher 9 north, 8 south
Little Gull 460 offshore
Sandwich Tern 66 north, 5 south
Common Tern 34 north
Arctic Tern 1 north

KP/Southside

2 Pochard
3 Little Egret
4 Grey Heron
Little ringed Plover briefly on KP
Ringed Plover
4 Common Sandpiper
10 Dunlin
2 Little Gull
7+ Common Tern

Green Sandpiper from Wassand – Alan Elkin


Green Sandpiper from Wassand – Alan Elkin


Green Sandpiper from Wassand – Alan Elkin


Green Sandpiper from Wassand – Alan Elkin

8th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Wigeon
78+ Teal
Pochard
Red-crested Pochard
3 Goldeneye
12 Great crested Grebe
6 Little Egret
5 Grey Heron
53 Golden plover over the north side
5 Dunlin south
2 Redshank south
9 Black-tailed Godwit south
Curlew west
Whimbrel south
43 Little Gull early morning
juv Mediterranean Gull west
juv Yellow-legged Gull off 1st field
6+ Common Tern

Red-crested Pochard off KP – Jon Lamplough

7th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Great White Egret flew off north
5 Little Egret
6 Common Tern incl at least 1 juv
321 Mute Swan
3 Common Sandpiper
50+ Swift high
2 Hobby
Sparrowhawk

Hobby – Jeff Cox


Chiffchaff – Jeff Cox

6th August – Hornsea Mere, Wassand

Little Egret from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Little Egret from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

Little Egret from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Little Egret from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Little Egret from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

5th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

18 Black-tailed Godwit
Curlew south
Common Buzzard
124 Lapwing
Marsh Harrier juv
75 Little Gull
5 Common Tern
300+ Swift
Pochard
2 Little Grebe

Black-tailed Godwit off 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Curlew heading south – Jeff Cox


Common Buzzard with a Maltese moult – Justin Foradip


some of the Lapwing along the Southside – Jeff Cox

4th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside

1 Purple Heron – flew west over the Mere at 08:55 and appeared to drop in around the west end. Seen briefly shortly after around 09:17 (JC) flying low east around Heslop’s reed-bed. No further sign by early afternoon
7 Grey Heron
2 Great White Egret
12+ Little Egret
3 Common Sandpiper
5+ Dunlin
30 Black-tailed Godwit flew west, 2 in evening
Redshank
1 Curlew over SW
1 Golden Plover over
80+ Lapwing
1 Mandarin
1 fem Goldeneye
18+ Common Tern
Hobby
2 juv Marsh Harrier over 1st Field/East end

Black-tailed Godwits heading west through the Mere


Common Tern off 2nd Field


Great White Egret from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Great White Egret from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Great White Egret from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Great White Egret from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


buck Roe Deer in Wassand – Steve Mason

3rd August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

6 Grey Heron
2 Great White Egret on Swan Island from mid afternoon
14 Little Egret
4+ Green Sandpiper
7 Common Sandpiper
3+ Redshank
Dunlin
Snipe
1 Mandarin
9 Great Crested Grebe
2 Little Grebe
fem Goldeneye (also 02/08)
9 Common Tern

Common Buzzard at Wassand – Steve Mason


Little Egret off 1st Field – Scott Chegg


Little Grebes on the Mere – Jeff Cox


Redshanks heading through the Mere – John Sanders


Moorhen – Jeff Cox


Grey Heron in Wassand – Steve Mason


Bindweed balancing a Gatekeeper – Justin Foradip


July Sightings

31st July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

5 Shelduck south
3 Shoveler
Wigeon
23 Teal
2 Pochard
12 Great crested Grebe
6 Little Egret
Hobby
Ringed Plover south
Grey Plover south
2 Common Sandpiper
4 Dunlin
Redshank
7 Curlew south
Whimbrel south
2 Little Gull early morning
18+ Common Tern

30th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside

208 Mute Swan
Shoveler
11 Teal
Pochard
12 Great crested Grebe
6 Little Egret
4 Grey Heron
Common Sandpiper
4 Dunlin
Redshank
3 Little Gull early morning
17+ Common Tern
2 Kingfisher
Crossbill west over 1st field
Otter

29th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside

3 Teal
3 Pochard
5 Little Egret
6 Grey Heron
11 Great crested Grebe
Hobby
Avocet west 5:50
98 Lapwing
Ringed Plover south
4 Common Sandpiper
3 Dunlin south
Redshank south
4 Black-tailed Godwit south
Curlew west
126 Little Gull between 5:13 – 5:45
juv Yellow-legged Gull flew west 6:45
16+ Common Tern

Avocet at Grimston (5th record)

28th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside

11 Shoveler
7 Teal
3 Pochard
10 Great crested Grebe
2 Little Egret
4 Grey Heron
60 Lapwing
Redshank south
22 Black-tailed Godwit south
136 Little Gull early morning
21+ Common Tern

27th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside

3 Shoveler
7 Teal
2 Little Egret
4 Grey Heron
Osprey off 1st Field then flew east 13:25
Red Kite through SSE 17:18 then presumed same from Hornsea Lakes shortly after
1+ Hobby
3+ Common Sandpiper
Dunlin south
2 Redshank south
34 Little Gull early morning
juv Mediterranean Gull
21+ Common Tern

26th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

Pochard
2 Great White Egret off 1st Field in evening (LB)
Little Egret
3 Grey Heron
12 Great crested Grebe
4 Little Grebe
1+ Hobby
Common Sandpiper
Dunlin south
2 Redshank south
15 Black-tailed Godwit south
200 Lapwing south late afternoon
73 Little Gull early morning
19+ Common Tern

Kingfisher from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Kingfisher from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Little Egret over Wassand – Steve Mason

25th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

2 Wigeon
3 Teal
3 Pochard
Black-necked Grebe off Lady island
4 Little Grebe
5 Little Egret
2 Great white Egret flew south 05.20
97 Little Gull between 04.54 – 05.10
Greenshank + 24 Dunlin in evening (LB)
11+ Common Tern

24th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand/KP

Shoveler
5 Wigeon
4 Teal
Pochard
3 Mandarin
11 Great crested Grebe
Black-necked Grebe off Lady island
2 Great White Egret in/over Wassand (SM)
3 Little Grebe
6 Little Egret
2 Common Sandpiper
2 Dunlin south
5 Redshank south
Whimbrel south
181 Little Gull between 04.48 to 05.03
14+ Common Tern

Great White Egret from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Great White Egret from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Hobby hawking over Wassand – Steve Mason


Hobby with prey over Wassand – Steve Mason


Hobby over Wassand – Steve Mason


Common Tern off KP – Bill Harkleroad


Common Tern off KP – Bill Harkleroad


Small Copper in 1st Field – Bill Harkleroad


Hobby in Wassand – Alan Elkin

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

Shoveler
3 Wigeon
7 Teal
2 Mandarin
4 Pochard
11 Great crested Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
3 Little Grebe
6 Little Egret
4 Grey Heron
335 Little Gull 04.50 – 05.20
10+ Common Tern
2 Bearded Tit from Wassand Hide
Flava Wagtail south
Otter

a classic oil on canvas Black-necked Grebe – Jon Lamplough


Hobby through Wassand – Steve Mason


Grey Heron from Wassand – Steve Mason


Common Emerald moth in Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

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

228 Mute Swan
2 Shoveler
Wigeon
3 Mandarin
3 Pochard
10 Great crested Grebe
5 Little Egret
4 Grey Heron
Hobby
Common Sandpiper
Dunlin south
3 Redshank south
Curlew south
154 Little Gull early morning
13 Common Tern
2 Bearded Tit
10 Crossbill south over KP
Otter
Mink

Mink on KP this morning – Scott Chegg


juv Green Woodpecker – Justin Foradip

21st July – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Shelduck
Wigeon
2 Teal
Mandarin
2 Pochard
8 Little Egret
6 Grey Heron
2 Hobby
Greenshank flew SW
8 Curlew south
Whimbrel south
10+ Common Tern

Pomarine Skua off Hornsea in evening (GT)

Small Skipper
Large Skipper
Gatekeeper
Meadow Brown
Ringlet
Small Copper
Large White
Green-veined White
Speckled Wood

local juv Little Owl – Jeff Cox


Otter in Wassand – Steve Mason


Otter in Wassand – Steve Mason


Dunlin through the Mere – Steve Mason


Gatekeeper – Jeff Cox


juv Marsh Harrier in Wassand – Steve Mason


Marsh Harrier in Wassand – Steve Mason


juv Blackcap in Wassand – Steve Mason


Brown Hare – Jeff Cox

20th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside

8 Little Egret
5 Grey Heron
1+ Hobby
34 Lapwing
Little ringed Plover south
Common Sandpiper
23 Dunlin south
7 Redshank south
13 Black-tailed Godwit south
2 Curlew south
18 Little Gull early morning
20+ Common Tern

Yellow-legged Gull at Grimston

19th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside

217 Mute Swan
12 Wigeon
4 Mandarin
5 Pochard
7 Little Egret
5 Grey Heron
2 Hobby
7 Little Gulls
320 Black-headed Gull west early morning
6 Black-tailed Godwit south
18 Dunlin south
11 Redshank south
3 Common Sandpiper
21+ Common Tern
Kingfisher

Wigeon off KP – Jon Lamplough


Dunlin off KP – Jon Lamplough

18th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

7 Shelduck
3 Shoveler
Wigeon
5 Teal
4 Mandarin
7 Little Egret
Common Sandpiper
2 Redshank west
Greenshank west
14 Black-tailed Godwit west
4 Curlew south
30 Little Gull
9+ Common Tern
Kingfisher
Flava Wagtail

a good record of Large Emerald in Hornsea – Chris Hine

17th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

30 Teal
Mandarin
11 Little Egret
13 Great crested Grebe
Hobby
2 Common Sandpiper
4 Curlew (2 south, 2 west)
4 Whimbrel west
6 Little Gull (5ads + 1s)
8+ Common Tern inc 1 juv
Sandwich Tern over Tansley Lane, Hornsea
Kingfisher
Otter

16th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

3 Wigeon
2 Mandarin
2 Pochard
2 Little Egret
Whimbrel south
5 Curlew west
3 Sandwich Tern briefly landed on a buoy before flying back to the coast
7+ Common Tern
Kingfisher
2 Green Woodpecker at East End
3 Otter

Hornsea seafront

16 Common Tern
4 Sandwich Tern
Common Sandpiper

15th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Shoveler
Wigeon
10 Teal
5 Mandarin
Pochard
3 Goldeneye
12 Great crested Grebe
2 Hobby
2 Golden Plover south
Dunlin west
Black-tailed Godwit west
Curlew
2 Whimbrel south
9+ Common Tern
Yellow Wagtail south

14th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

7 Wigeon
Teal
Mandarin
4 Pochard
3 Grey Heron
Little Egret
Redshank
Curlew
3 Common Tern
Spotted Flycatcher
Otter

Small Skipper in 2nd Field – Jeff Cox


Woody Nightshade in Wassand – Jeff Cox


Wren in Wassand – Steve Mason


Common Tern – Steve Mason


male Marsh Harrier – Steve Mason

12th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

205 Mute Swan
3 Wigeon
16 Teal
4 Mandarin
2 Pochard
15 Great crested Grebe
4 Little Egret
Hobby
36 Lapwing
2 Common Sandpiper
2 Redshank
10 Little Gull west
9+ Common Tern
Kingfisher
4 Black-tailed Skimmer off 2nd Field
2 Emperor
Gatekeeper

local Kestrel family – Jeff Cox


local Kestrel family – Jeff Cox

11th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Wigeon
13 Teal
6 Pochard
3 Little Egret
Hobby
72 Lapwing south
Golden Plover south
2 Dunlin south
2 Curlew south
25 Little Gull west early morning
4+ Common Tern
Siskin

Grasshopper Warbler at South Cliffs

5-Spot Burnet – Jeff Cox


Sedge Warbler – Jeff Cox


Reed Bunting – Jeff Cox


Otter in Wassand – Steve Mason


Common Tern caught in a thunderstorm at wassand – Steve Mason

10th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside

5 ad Little Gull early afternoon
4 Common Tern
5 Golden Plover south
4 Dunlin
2+ Redshank
2 Common Sandpiper
2 Little Egret

Mappleton 10:00-12:00

1 Bonxie north
1 Red-throated Diver on sea
2 Eider north
ad Little Gull
2 Mediterranean Gull ad + 2s
135+ Common Scoter north
Tufted Duck north
10 Common Tern
8 Sandwich Tern
16 Oystercatcher south
7 Dunlin south
6 Curlew north + 5 south
2 Whimbrel south
Grey Wagtail south

juv Swallow around KP – Roy Lyon


Sand Martin at KP – Roy Lyon


congregating Canada Geese off KP – Roy Lyon

9th July – Hornsea Mere, KP + Hornsea seafront 16:30-18:30 (RL)

4 Dunlin off KP
2 Common Sandpiper

9 Eider
13 Common Scoter
2 Manx Shearwater
fem Goosander
5 Common Tern
2 Fulmar
ad Mediterranean Gull

4 Dunlin on KP – Alan Elkin


Eiders off Hornsea late afternoon – Roy Lyon


Eiders off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


2 Manxie off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Cyril from Wassand – Roy Lyon

8th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Marsh Harrier
2 Hobby
2 Common Tern
14 Redshank
13 Curlew
4 Whimbrel
Kingfisher

Redshank over 1st Field


Redshanks over the Mere – Bill Harkleroad


Swallow at Wassand – Steve Mason


Kingfisher in Wassand – Steve Mason


Common Tern in Wassand – Steve Mason


Mute Swan with cygnets – Steve Mason

7th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

4 Marsh Harrier
2 Hobby
2 Common Tern
2 Common Sandpiper
Redshank
Green Woodpecker
2 Crossbill in Wassand by the pines

juv Crossbill in Wassand – Jeff Cox


juv Crossbill in Wassand – Jeff Cox


Common Tern at the Mere – Justin Foradip


Mute Swan with cygnets – John Sanders


Hobby from Wassand – John Sanders


Marsh Harrier – John Sanders


Roe Deer somewhere near the Mere – John Sanders

3rd July – Bempton Cliffs





2nd July – Hornsea Mere, Southside

6 Mandarin
2 Hobby
48 Lapwing
Ruff male in breeding plumage on Swan island spit
2 Redshank
6 Curlew south
7 Little Gull (4 ad, 3 1s)
3 Common Tern

1st July – Hornsea Mere, Southside

264 Mallard
Wigeon
4 Mandarin
3 Pochard
12 Great crested Grebe
3+ Little Egret
2+ Hobby
Ringed Plover north
4 Redshank south
8 Curlew south
2 Whimbrel north
5 Little Gull (3ad, 2 1s)
11+ Common Tern
Otter


June Sightings

30th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Wigeon
Mandarin
4 Grey Heron
5 Little Egret
1+ Hobby
12 Lapwing south
6 Common Sandpiper
7 Redshank south
Black-tailed Godwit
Curlew south
Little Gull (1s)
3+ Common Tern
2 Siskin
3 Otter

Black-tailed Godwit off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


Black-tailed Godwit over the Mere – Jeff Cox


Black-tailed Godwit over the Mere – Jeff Cox

29th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Little Egret
2+ Hobby
Black-tailed Godwit
Curlew west
2 ad Little Gull
960+ Swift

28th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

3 Shoveler
Wigeon
122 Tufted Duck
2 Pochard
1+ Hobby
Ad Little Gull
Common Tern

27th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

2 Wigeon
2 Mandarin
Pochard
2 Grey Heron
Imm Spoonbill circled Swan Island at 10.00, then lost to view
2+ Hobby
2 Knot south
3 Redshank south
14 Black-tailed Godwit south
6 Curlew south
2 Whimbrel south
9 Little Gull west early morning
2 Mediterranean Gull (ad. & 2cy) west
11+ Common Tern
Barn Owl
Grey Wagtail KP

26th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

198 Mute Swan
Shoveler
2 Wigeon
3 Teal
5 Mandarin
3 Grey Heron
4 Little Egret south
Hobby
Dunlin
Common Sandpiper
26 Redshank
Curlew
37 Little Gull (35 ad, 2 1s)
6+ Common Tern
Cuckoo

25th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

191 Mute Swan
2 Shoveler
3 Mandarin
Little Egret
Hobby
48 Lapwing
4 Redshank
3 Curlew
18 Little Gull (15 ad, 3 1s)
5+ Common Tern
Barn Owl

24th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

4 Shelduck
Wigeon
Teal
Little Egret
4 Spoonbill Swan Island
2+ Hobby
Knot KP jetties
6+ Curlew
3 Little Gull (ad & 2 1s)
4+ Common Tern
6 Crossbills in Wassand in the pines
15+ Siskin over

4 Spoonbills on Swan Island – Jon Lamplough


4 Spoonbills at Swan Island – Jeff Cox

23rd June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Wigeon
Mandarin
4 Hobby
27 Lapwing
3+ Curlew
1s Little Gull
2+ Common Tern

local Little Owl – Jon Lamplough


Mute Swan and cygnet – Scott Chegg

22nd June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Wigeon
2 Hobby
53 Lapwing
3 Curlew west
1s Little Gull
Common Tern

21st June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Little Egret
Hobby
Greenshank
Curlew over

20th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

165 Mute Swan
5+ Hobby
Redshank
9 Curlew over
2 Little Gull (1s)
6+ Common Tern

Swallow having a ball on KP – Jon Lamplough

19th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

165 Mute Swan
5+ Hobby
Redshank
9 Curlew over
2 Little Gull (1s)
6+ Common Tern

18th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

365 Canada Goose
3 Pochard
Little Egret
Fulmar
Hobby
Redshank
5 Curlew west
2 Little Gull (1s)
4 Common Tern

Hornsea seafront (RL,ML)

Red-throated Diver
10 Common Scoter
3 Great-crested Grebe

Cormorant on KP waiting for the cafe to open – Jon Lamplough


Great-crested Grebes off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Red-throated Diver off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Common Scoters passing north off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Hornsea mid-summer, real nice – Roy Lyon

15th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Little Egret
2 Common Tern
Redshank
2 Hobby

14th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

Little Egret
Goshawk over Wassand
6 Hobby
3 Redshank
Curlew blogging
Barn Owl
2 Little Gull ad + 1s
4 Common Tern
16 Crossbill briefly in Wassand then flew east
2+ Garden Warbler

Four-spotted Chaser by Ouzel Hedge


Four-spotted Chaser by Ouzel Hedge


Curlew over Ouzel Hedge


Tortoiseshell by Ouzel Hedge


Roe Deer in Heslop’s – Bill Harkleroad

13th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Little Egret
2 Hobby
Little Gull (1s)
2 Common Tern
Otter

recent image of a Blue Mint Beetle at Grimston a recent coloniser from the continent – Tim Isherwood

12th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

2 Fulmar blogging over the Mere
Little Gull (1s)
2+ Common Tern
Otter

11th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

4 Teal
2 Velvet Scoter flew in from the east before flying north
Little Egret
Fulmar blogging over the Mere
1+ Hobby
Curlew
4 Little Gull (all 1s)
3+ Common Tern

10th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

4 Shoveler
Teal
Hobby
Redshank
2 Little Gull (1s)
2 Common Tern

Grass Snake in Wassand – John Sanders


Swallow near Fair Place – John Sanders


Kestrel – John Sanders


Common Buzzards – John Sanders

9th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

159 Mute Swan
403 Greylag Goose
257 Canada Goose
Redshank
1+ Common Tern
1s Little Gull
4 Hobby
4 Sparrowhawk
Grey Partridge
Kingfisher
Barn Owl
Grasshopper Warbler

local Little Owl


local Little Owl


Sedge Warbler 1st Field


Reed Bunting 1st Field


Hobby over Wassand – John Sanders

8th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Bittern
Little Egret
Hobby
2 Common tern
Mediterranean Gull
Green Woodpecker
Grasshopper Warbler

recordshot of Bittern – Bill Harkleroad


Chimney Sweep in 1st Field


Hobby over 2nd Field

7th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

c160 Canada Goose
Little Egret
Hobby
Redshank
2 Common Tern
c300 Swift

6th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Little Egret
3+ Common Tern
Arctic Tern
2 Crossbill south

Hornsea seawatach 17:00-19:00 (RL et al)

16 Manx Shearwater
2 Little Tern north
sum’plumaged Red-throated Diver on sea

Grimston seawtach in evening (TI)

Puffin
4 Manx Shearwater north
Arctic Skua south
good no’s Gannet, Fulmar, Kiitiwakes and Auks

5th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

6 Shoveler
Red crested Pochard
Little Egret
Fulmar blogging during the morning
Hobby
8 Lapwing

3 Manx Shearwater north 15:00-17:00 (RL)

4 Little Tern off Holpmton (RL)

3rd June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Red crested Pochard
Little Egret
3 Hobby
4 Little Gull (all 1s)
1s Mediterranean Gull
Little Tern seen for about 5 minutes before flying north-east 08.40
Grasshopper Warbler

Hornsea Seawatch 15:00-17:00 (RL et al)

3 Manx Shearwater
100+ Fulmar
Gannet in good no’s
1 Dunlin north

phonescoped Grasshopper Warbler at the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Fulmar north off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Fulmar north off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


beautiful June day – Roy Lyon

2nd June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

130 Greylag Goose
Egyptian Goose
Red crested Pochard
3 Grey Heron
Hobby
5 Little Gull (all 1s)

1st June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

Red-crested Pochard
2 Mandarin
2+ Hobby
7 Dunlin
1 Black-tailed Godwit
Common Sandpiper
1 Sandwich Tern early afternoon then flew east
1 Common Tern
4 1s Little Gull
Mediterranean Gull
3+ Hairy Dragonfly Heslop’s/Wassand

Hairy Dragonfly at Heslop’s


Black-tailed Godwit heading out east over the Mere


Hobby over Heslop’s


Mediterranean Gull over 2nd Field


singing Whitethroat at Ouzel Hedge


Common Buzzard over 2nd Field


Isolated May Sightings

31st May – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Red crested Pochard
7 Pochard
3 Little Egret north
Hobby
Ringed Plover
Common Sandpiper
Redshank
4 Little Gull (all 1s)
adult Kittiwake early morning
Barn Owl

30th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside

2 Pintail
2 Shelduck
Red crested Pochard
Fulmar blogging early morning
2 Hobby
12 Lapwing
Common Sandpiper
Curlew
3 Little Gull (1s)
Barn Owl

Marsh Warbler at Grimston this morning (TI)

Chiffchaff – Bill Harkleroad


House Sparrow 1st Field – Scott Chegg


House Sparrow 1st Field – Scott Chegg


Yellowhammer today in Seaton – Jon Lamplough

29th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Fulmar blogging over Swan Island late morning
105 Canada Goose
Dark-bellied Brent Goose
2 Pintail
3 Shoveler
4 Wigeon
Mandarin
Red crested Pochard
Ringtail Harrier flew north 8.10 at 1km+ distance
Hobby
13 Lapwing
Curlew
1s Little Gull
Kingfisher

recordshot of the Brent Goose – Bill Harkleroad

28th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside

2 Pintail
drake Garganey
Mandarin
Red crested Pochard
4 Little Egret south
Hobby
1s Little Gull

pale Common Buzzard in the Cowden/Aldbrough area – Ade Johnson

27th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside

79 Canada Goose
2 Pintail
drake Garganey
4 drake Mandarin
female Red crested Pochard
Hobby
Greenshank
Little Gull

an odd couple – Scott Chegg

26th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Shoveler
33 Gadwall
3 Wigeon
drake Garganey
2 Teal
2 Mandarin
Red crested Pochard
Avocet
Curlew west
2 Hobby
3 Little Gull (all 1s)

25th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside

7 Barnacle Goose
2 Pintail
female Red crested Pochard
Kingfisher

Avocets on a pool around Holderness – Ade Johnson


Avocet – Ade Johnson


Avocet – Ade Johnson

24th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Black-tailed Godwit
1s Little Gull
pair Pintail
fem Red-crested Pochard
Hobby

*of interest some images of some Little Tern (c17) movement blogging and moving north off Atwick and Hilston from 23rd and 24th (RL)

Little Terns – Roy Lyon


Little Terns – Roy Lyon

23rd May – Hornsea Mere, Southside

female Red crested Pochard
2 Little Egret
2 Avocet
2 Ringed Plover
Dunlin
Redshank
Black-tailed Godwit
2 Little Gull (1s)
Cuckoo

Black-tailed Godwit passing through the Mere – Jon Lamplough


recent Yellow Wagtail at the Mere – Steve Mason


Reed Bunting – Steve Mason

22nd May – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Common Sandpiper
Mandarin
2 Little Gulls

Common Swift – Bill Harkleroad

21st May – Hornsea Mere, Wassand/Southside

2 Hobby
Marsh Harrier
Common Buzzard
2 Common Sandpiper
2 2s Mediterranean Gull
Goosander
Green Woodpecker

Peregrine over Cowden
4 Ringed Plover
4 Dunlin
Yellow Wagtail over

Hobby over Wassand – John Sanders


Kestrel over Wassand – John Sanders


recent image of a Little Egret at Grimston – Tim Isherwood


2 Dotterel from the Holderness coast fields from late April – Ade Johnson


Dotterel – Ade Johnson


Dotterel – Ade Johnson

19th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside

2 Pink-footed Goose
Shelduck
12 Pochard
Little Egret
11 Great crested Grebe
Red Kite
Hobby

buck Roe Deer in the Mere with no one near – Scott Chegg


Common Swift – Steve Mason


House Martin – Steve Mason


Linnet – Steve Mason


Yellowhammer – Steve Mason

14th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside exercise

Hobby
2 Litte Gull
White Wagtail

Hobby over 1st Field

13th May – An awakening in the Force at Hornsea Mere, Southside exercise

3 Hobby
2 Common Sandpiper
Grasshopper Warbler heard
1 Pink-footed Goose
4 Barnacle Goose
2 Shelduck


Isolated April Sightings

1st April – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

2 Shelduck
12 Shoveler
14 Teal
15 Pochard
2 Red-crested Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck
Redshank

recent Buck Roe Deer in Wassand – Steve Mason


March Sightings

31st March – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,JC,JF)

2 1w Long-tailed Duck
redhead Smew
2 Mediterranean Gull (ad & 3cy)

singing Treecreeper – Jeff Cox


Treecreeper on the bounce – Jeff Cox

30th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JC)

23 Barnacle Goose
Kestrel
Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier

Long-tailed Tit in Wassand – Steve Mason


recent Goldcrest in Wassand – Steve Mason

28th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JC)

20 Barnacle Goose
9 Chiffchaff
Jay
2 Marsh Harrier
5 Grey Heron

recent Grey Heron from Wassand – Steve Mason


singing Dunnock – Jeff Cox

26th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

3 Shoveler
4 Teal
84 Wigeon
2 1w Long-tailed Duck
redhead Smew off Swan island
2 Peregrine
Curlew
Snipe

Hornsea south cliffs (JC)

12 Golden Plover
Barn Owl
9 Skylark
11 Meadow Pipit
2 Moorhen
2 Gadwall

Golden Plovers on South cliff – Jeff Cox


Comma on the Trans Pennine trail – Steve Mason

25th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

Shelduck
14 Shoveler
90 Wigeon
7 Teal
24 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck
Peregrine
Kingfisher

recent Marsh Harrier from Wassand – Steve Mason


Great crested Grebe on the Mere – Steve Mason

Great crested Grebe on the Mere – Steve Mason

24th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JC)

Redhead Smew
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Common Buzzard
Kestrel
Green Woodpecker heard

Black-headed Gull off 1st Field – Justin Foradip


recent Common Buzzard – Steve Mason

23rd March – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,JC) Kirkholme Point is closed for the foreseeable future

118 Wigeon
7 Teal
19 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck
280 Goldeneye
Little Egret
Peregrine
Snipe

Common Buzzard over the Southside – Jeff Cox


Sparrowhawk in Wassand – Steve Mason


Jay in Wassand – Steve Mason


Redwing in Wassand – Steve Mason

22nd March – Hornsea Mere, Wassand/KP/Northside (JL,AJ)

Shelduck
8 Shoveler
118 Wigeon
15 Teal
Mandarin
2 1w Long-tailed Duck south of KP
redhead Smew Wassand
2 Goosander
drake Red-breasted Merganser
Peregrine
3cy Mediterranean Gull
Stonechat KP

please note Kirkholme Point will be closed for foreseeable future.

21st March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand/KP (JL,JC,MR,AJ,RL)

3 Shoveler
132 Wigeon
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP
redhead Smew Wassand
Goshawk Wassand
2 Snipe
3cy Mediterranean Gull
Kingfisher

Goshawk and Common Buzzard over Wassand late morning


Goshawk and Common Buzzard over Wassand late morning

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

56 Wigeon
2 1w Long-tailed Duck south of KP
redhead Smew from Wassand hide
2 Little Grebe
Goshawk from Wassand Hide
Peregrine
Mink 1st field

Goshawk at the Mere this morning from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Goshawk at the Mere – Steve Mason

Goshawk at the Mere – Steve Mason


Goshawk mobbed by Marsh Harrier over Wassand/Decoy – Steve Mason

Goshawk mobbed by Marsh Harrier over Wassand/Decoy – Steve Mason

Goshawk mobbed by Marsh Harrier over Wassand/Decoy – Steve Mason

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

30+ Whooper Swan (11 mid morning off Swan island, with 30 present until late afternoon)
Pintail
2 Shoveler
98 Wigeon
230 Tufted Duck
15 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck
380 Goldeneye
redhead Smew from Wassand hide
Redshank
Barn Owl
Kingfisher
Mink seen on 4 occasions from KP/Swan Island/Northside

Whooper Swans over the Mere – Jon Lamplough

18th March – Hornsea Mere, Northside/Wassand/Southside (JL)

8 Shoveler
30 Wigeon
13 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off 1st/2nd field
redhead Smew from Wassand hide
2 Goosander from Wassand hide
6 Chiffchaff
Mink

17th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL)

132 Wigeon
Mandarin
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP
Red Kite over Wassand (CC)
Mink 2nd field

Red Kite over Wassand/Decoy – Chris Cox


Peregrine over Decoy/Wassand – Steve Mason


Curlew over Wassand – Steve Mason


upto 5 Common Buzzard seen from Wassand Hide – Chris Cox


male Marsh Harrier – Chris Cox


pair Marsh Harrier – Chris Cox


Chiffchaff in Wassand – Steve Mason

16th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand (JL)

7 Teal
12 Pochard
245 Goldeneye
2 1w Long-tailed Duck south of KP
redhead Smew off Lady island early morning before flying into Decoy
Goosander
4 Grey Heron
4 Oystercatcher
Woodcock north over KP

15th March – Hornsea Mere, Wassand/Southside/Northside (JL)

3 Shoveler
Mandarin
9 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck south of KP
redhead Smew from Wassand hide
4 Great crested Grebe
3 Lesser black-backed Gull
Kingfisher

14th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand (JL,JC,RL,EH)

2 1w Long-tailed Duck south of KP
245 Goldeneye
redhead Smew from Wassand hide
Goosander
Little Egret
Barn Owl
Kingfisher
*of interest a probable Noctule Bat was photographed around Wassand yesterday

probable Noctule Bat over Wassand – Steve Mason


probable Noctule Bat over Wassand – Steve Mason


probable Noctule Bat over Wassand – Steve Mason


probable Noctule Bat over Wassand – Steve Mason


probable Noctule Bat over Wassand – Steve Mason


redhead Smew from Wassand – Roy Lyon


Lesser-black backed Gull on Swan Island – Roy Lyon


Long-tailed Duck on the Mere – Roy Lyon

13th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand (JL,JC,LI)

Shelduck
61 Wigeon
240 Tufted Duck
2 1w Long-tailed Duck
270 Goldeneye
redhead Smew off Lady island early am before flying to Decoy
4 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
4 Oystercatcher
2 Otter
Mink KP jetties
Rock Pipit 1st Field

Rock Pipit on 1st Field shoreline – Jeff Cox


Rock Pipit on 1st Field shoreline – Jeff Cox


Rock Pipit on 1st Field shoreline – Jeff Cox


Mink on the jetties – Jon Lamplough


Mink on the jetties – Jon Lamplough

12th March – Hornsea Mere, Wassand/Southside/Northside (JL,JC)

4 Whooper Swan east out of Decoy
24 Pink-footed Goose
2 1w Long-tailed Duck
redhead Smew flew into Decoy
4 Marsh Harrier
2w Mediterranean Gull

Whooper Swan heading through the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Little Egret at the local Tesco’s – Justin Foradip

Little Egret at the local Tesco’s – Justin Foradip

11th March – Hornsea Mere, Wassand/KP/Northside (JL)

24 Pink-footed Goose
7 Teal
1w Long-tailed Duck off 1st field
redhead Smew from Wassand hide
3 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
Redwing
2 Chiffchaff

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

Pintail
290 Wigeon
1w Long-tailed Duck off 2nd field
Goosander
Little Egret
Kingfisher

drake Pintail – Jon lamplough

9th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL)

Pink-footed Goose
2 Egyptian Goose
7 Shoveler
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP
3 Great crested Grebe
3 Oystercatcher
Barn Owl

2 Red Kite through south together at Grimston (TI)
male Stonechat
Chiffchaff

Egyptian Geese through Wassand – Steve Mason


Marsh Harriers performing in Wassand – Steve Mason


Greylags in Wassand – Steve Mason

8th March – Hornsea Mere, Wassand/KP (JL)

22 Teal
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP
redhead Smew from Wassand hide
3 Marsh Harrier

pair Red-crested Pochard – Justin Foradip


pair Red-crested Pochard – Justin Foradip

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

17 Gadwall
6 Shoveler
2 Red-crested Pochard from Wassand hide
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP
redhead Smew west end
Peregrine
Siskin

Great Spotted Woodpecker – Steve Mason

Song Thrush – Steve Mason

Dunnock – Steve Mason

Great Spotted Woodpecker – Steve Mason

6th March – Hornsea Mere, Wassand/KP/Northside (JL)

2 Egyptian Goose
15 Gadwall
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew
2 Goosander
2 Little Egret
6 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
650 Black headed Gull west early morning
2w Mediterranean Gull west early morning
1460 Common Gull west early morning
Lesser black-backed Gull

Gadwall – Steve Mason

Gadwall – Steve Mason


Marsh Harrier – Steve Mason

Blue Tit – Steve Mason

Goldcrest – Steve Mason

5th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,RL)

Pink-footed Goose
82 Greylag Goose
Shelduck
11 Gadwall
2 Shoveler
127 Wigeon
4 Teal
female Scaup off KP
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP
redhead Smew northside
3 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
3 Lapwing
Curlew south
Lesser black-backed Gull

6 Barnacle Goose at Fraisthorpe (RL et al)

Mink on KP – Jeff Cox

Mink on KP – Jeff Cox

4th March – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL)

67 Greylag Goose
2 Shelduck
109 Wigeon
female Scaup off KP
302 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP
redhead Smew northside
drake Goosander
2 Bittern from Wassand hide (SM)
2w Mediterranean Gull

2 Bittern down Decoy Channel – Steve Mason


Bittern – Steve Mason

Bittern – Steve Mason

3rd March – Hornsea Mere, KP/Northside/Southside/Wassand (JL,JC)

c340 Pink-footed Goose north west
50 Wigeon
female Scaup off KP
294 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP
320 Goldeneye
redhead Smew in Decoy
2 Marsh Harrier

Marsh Harrier – Jeff Cox

Marsh Harrier – Jeff Cox

Marsh Harrier – Jeff Cox

Marsh Harrier – Jeff Cox

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

64 Greylag Goose
123 Pink-footed Goose north-west
Shelduck
16 Gadwall
4 Shoveler
83 Wigeon
7 Teal
female Scaup between KP – Swan island
322 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP
redhead Smew
Little Grebe
ad Mediterranean Gull
Barn Owl
Kingfisher

pair Jackdaw – Steve Mason

Wren – Steve Mason

Canada Gees through Wassand – Steve Mason

Pheasant – Steve Mason

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

female Scaup north side of KP
330 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP
4+ Buzzard
2 Peregrine
Curlew

Common Buzzards – Jon Lamplough


February Sightings

29th February – Hornsea Mere, KP/Northside (JL)

female Scaup north of KP
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
Little Egret
Peregrine

28th February – Hornsea Mere, KP (JL,JC)

2 Pintail
6 Shoveler
27 Wigeon
female Scaup north side of Swan island
291 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew
2 Oystercatcher

pair of Oystercatchers back around the Mere – Jeff Cox


Oystercatcher – Justin Foradip

27th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand/KP (JL,JC)

female Scaup north of KP
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew near boundary signs off Lady island
2 Marsh Harrier
Common Buzzard
Kestrel
Green Woodpecker
2 Egyptian Goose going east past Decoy hide
13 Lapwing flying west
5 Cetti’s Warbler

c40 Red-throated Diver off Hornsea (RL et al)

Egyptian Geese heading east over the Mere – Jeff Cox


Long-tailed Tit – Jeff Cox


Common Buzzard – Jeff Cox


ringed Black-headed Gull on KP – Jon Lamplough


Grey Seal off Atwick attempting to eat a White Skate – Roy Lyon

26th February – Hornsea Mere, KP (JL)

4 Shoveler
female Scaup off KP
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
Peregrine

Scaup off Kirkholme Point – Jon Lamplough

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

4 Shoveler
female Scaup off Tree island
2 1w Long-tailed Duck south of KP
c55 Golden Plover
Redshank

24th February – Hornsea Mere, Northside (JL)

23 Wigeon
356 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP
Peregrine

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

2 Shoveler
female Scaup south side of Swan island
411 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew northside
3 Marsh Harrier
Barn Owl
Kingfisher
3 Otter

upto 3 Otters seen around the Mere currently, not all show like this today though – Jon Lamplough


Otter at the Mere – Jon Lamplough

22nd February – Hornsea Mere, KP/Northside (JL,RL,EH)

2 Shoveler
female Scaup north side of KP
redhead Smew
324 Pochard
1w Long-tailed Duck north side of KP
2 Great crested Grebe
Peregrine
Marsh Harrier
Common Buzzard
2 Oystercatcher

cream-crown Marsh Harrier – Roy Lyon


redhead Smew on the Mere – Roy Lyon

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

female Scaup north of KP
ad Mediterranean Gull west early morning
Barn Owl
Mink

1 of 2 Barn Owl at Lissett 20/02 – Roy Lyon


c30 Red-throated Diver off Hornsea 20/02 – Roy Lyon

19th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,RL,EH)

2 Shoveler
female Scaup west of Swan island
340 Pochard
1w Long-tailed Duck east side of Swan island
225 Goldeneye
redhead Smew northside
5 Grey Heron
Red Kite over Rolston 08:44 (GR), Cowden 09:15 (AJ) and Grimston 09:33 (TI)
Peregrine
3 Oystercatcher
c230 Golden Plover
3 Otter north of Swan island late afternoon
2 Green Woodpecker

redhead Smew on the Mere – Erich Hediger


Otter from Seaton Road hide – Erich Hediger


singing Yellowhammer – Jeff Cox


Wassand Woods – Justin Foradip


Wassand Woods – Justin Foradip

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

35 Wigeon
23 Teal
female Scaup north of Swan island
284 Pochard
1w Long-tailed Duck east side of Swan island
redhead Smew north side
5+ Grey Heron
Red Kite west
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Peregrine
Oystercatcher
1+ Kingfisher

17th February – Hornsea Mere (JL)

female Scaup
Peregrine

Turnstone on Hornsea seafront – Jeff Cox


Turnstone on Hornsea seafront – Jeff Cox

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

1w Long-tailed Duck east side of Swan island
redhead Smew northside
7 Lapwing

Skylark at south cliffs _ Jeff Cox

15th February – Hornsea Mere, KP (MR)

1 Long-tailed Duck off jetties
Chiffchaff by KP entrance gate

14th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,JC)

2 Shoveler
16 Teal
redhead Smew
Scaup
2 Long-tailed Duck still off jetties
Oystercatcher on Swan Island
Marsh Harrier

13 Sanderling
5 Turnstone on Hornsea beach

early morning sun on the the Mere edge – Jeff Cox


Sanderling on Hornsea beach – Jeff Cox


Scaup on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

9th February – Hornsea seafront 13:30-15:30 (RL et al)

50+ Red-throated Diver
15+ Sanderling
many auks and Gannets

Red-throated Diver off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Sanderling on Hornsea beach – Roy Lyon

8th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL)

female Scaup near Tree island
234 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off jetties
Red Kite south
3 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
Oystercatcher KP

male Marsh Harrier from Wassand – Steve Mason


male Marsh Harrier from Wassand – Steve Mason


male Marsh Harrier from Wassand – Steve Mason


male Marsh Harrier from Wassand – Steve Mason

7th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,LI)

Pintail
74 Gadwall
2 Shoveler
3 Teal
282 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew off 2nd field
Little Egret Stream dyke
Oystercatcher KP
ad Mediterranean Gull off 1st field
c1500 Common Gull late afternoon

6th February – Hornsea Mere, KP/Northside (JL)

c140 Pink-footed Goose north
female Scaup by Tree island
308 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew north of Swan island mid morning, west of Swan island late afternoon
2 Marsh Harrier
Barn Owl southside

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

6 Whooper Swan off 1st field late afternoon then flew north-east
200+ Pink-footed Goose north in 2 skeins
2+ Egyptian Goose
54 Gadwall
58 Wigeon
8 Teal
female Scaup off Swan island
380 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew northside (on Swan island spit at dawn)
Snipe
3 Marsh Harrier
Fieldfare
2 Redwing
2 Green Woodpecker
150+ Linnet by Ouzel Hedge

Linnets by Ouzel Hedge – Jeff Cox


Linnet by Ouzel Hedge – Jeff Cox

Long-tailed Duck still by the jetties – Justin Foradip

4th February – Hornsea Mere, KP (JL)

female Scaup SE side of Swan island
377 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew north of Swan island

ad Common Gull from KP – Jon lamplough

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

41 Gadwall
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew northside
2 Marsh Harrier
Kingfisher
2 Otter north of Swan Island mid afternoon

Grey Heron from Wassand – Steve Mason


Long-tailed Tit from Wassand – Steve Mason

2nd February – Hornsea Mere, Wassand/KP/Northside (JL)

Bittern from Wassand hide
45 Wigeon
female Scaup off Swan island
361 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
489 Goldeneye
redhead Smew northside
2 Great crested Grebe
*of interest noteworthy high counts of Pochard and Goldeneye today


January Sightings

31st January – Hornsea Mere, KP/Northside (JL)

63 Wigeon
female Scaup SE side of Swan island
259 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Ducks off KP jetties
redhead Smew northside
2 Marsh Harrier

redhead Smew on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

30th January – Hornsea Mere, KP (JL)

85 Greylag Goose
female Scaup SE side of Swan island
2 1w Long-tailed Ducks off KP jetties

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

female Scaup SE side of Swan island
2 1w Long-tailed Ducks of KP jetties
redhead Smew northside
2cy Caspian Gull from 15:45 (RA)
Peregrine Swan island

1w Long-tailed Duck off the jetties – Jon Lamplough

28th January – Hornsea Mere, KP (JL)

2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew
2 Great crested Grebe
Kingfisher

Goldeneye on the jetties – Jon Lamplough

27th January – Hornsea Mere, KP (JL)

121 Greylag Goose
female Scaup south side of Swan island
233 Pochard
1w Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew off 2nd field
3 Marsh Harriers
Peregrine Swan island

26th January – Hornsea Mere, Wassand/KP/Northside (JL)

2 Pink-footed Goose
Shelduck
36 Teal
female Scaup south side of Swan island
306 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck south side of KP
redhead Smew off 2nd field
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Otter from Wassand hide

South cliffs and beach (JC)

6 Meadow Pipit
3 Skylark, one singing
pair Stonechat
16 Sanderling
2 Turnstone

Turnstone – Jeff Cox



pair Stonechat at South cliffs – Jeff Cox

25th January – Hornsea Mere, Wassand/KP/Northside (JL,JC,LB)

151 Barnacle Goose
45 Gadwall
female Scaup south side of Swan island
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP
redhead Smew off Swan island
2 Goosander
Peregrine Swan island
2 Fieldfare
Green Woodpecker heard
200+ Linnet

24th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MR)

193 Greylag Goose
female Scaup south side of Swan island
274 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew south side of Swan island mid morning
Snipe
Grey Wagtail KP
Kingfisher

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

Pink-footed Goose
3 Egyptian Goose
female Scaup SE side of Swan island
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP
redhead Smew northside

male Marsh Harrier – Steve Mason

22nd January – Hornsea Mere, KP/Northside (JL)

50 Canada goose
324 Pochard
female Scaup off SE side of Swan island
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP
redhead Smew north of Swan island
2 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine

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

2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP
redhead Smew northside
2 Kingfisher

20th January – Hornsea Mere, KP/Northside (JL)

1w Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew west of Swan island

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

140 Greylag Goose
Pink-footed Goose
72 Gadwall
74 Wigeon
26 Teal
284 Pochard
1w Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew northside
2 Goosander
Peregrine
Kingfisher

Goldcrest – Steve Mason

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

4 Egyptian Goose
female Scaup off Swan island
1w Long-tailed Duck off KP
redhead Smew northside
4 Grey Heron
Redshank
Red Kite over Wassand (SM)

Red Kite over Wassand – Steve Mason


drake Goldeneye on the Mere – Steve Mason


Otter from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Otter from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

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

Pink-footed Goose
56 Gadwall
51 Teal
female Scaup west of Swan island
370 Tufted Duck
272 Pochard
1w Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew northside
470 Coot
2 Mediterranean Gull (both 2w)

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

2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew northside
2 Mediterranean Gull (ad & 2w)
2w Glaucous Gull west over Seaton

14th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,RL,PS)

Pink-footed Goose
Shelduck
3 Shoveler
285 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew northside + close off 2nd field in afternoon

13th January – Hornsea Mere, KP/Northside (JL)

16 Teal
female Scaup west of Swan island
297 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP
redhead Smew west of Swan island
2 Marsh Harrier
2w Mediterranean Gull
3 Otter seen together from Wassand Hide mid morning (SM)

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

43 Canada Goose
72 Wigeon
307 Pochard
2 Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
270 Goldeneye
redhead Smew north side

Red-throated Diver off Hornsea seafront – Roy Lyon

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

91 Wigeon
14 Teal
female Scaup north of Swan island
275 Pochard
2 juv Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew northside

10th January – Hornsea Mere, KP (JC)

2 Long-tailed Duck
196 Pochard
2 Grey Heron
Kingfisher

Sanderling on Hornsea beach today – Jeff Cox

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

female Scaup north of Swan island
294 Pochard
juv Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew north of Swan island
2 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine