January Sightings

19th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside

c120 Pink-footed Goose over
2 Red-crested Pochard
220 Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
3 Smew (1 drake)
ad Little Gull
3 Lesser Redpoll

drake Smew on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

18th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside

c155 Barnacle Goose
211 Gadwall
2 Red-crested Pochard
249 Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
3 Smew (1 drake)
2 Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
c115 Lapwing
ad Little Gull
Snipe
c40 Tree Sparrow by Ouzel Hedge

17th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside

c630 Pink-footed Goose over
Pintail
194 Gadwall
2 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
3 Smew (1 drake)
Goosander
2 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine

Reed Bunting by Ouzel Hedge – Jeff Cox

16th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside

2 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
3 Smew (1 drake)
Goosander
Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
Woodcock
Jay
2 Cetti’s Warbler
27+ Blackbird

15th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside

95 Pink-footed Goose over
210 Pochard
2 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
3 Smew (1 drake)

14th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside

272 Pochard
2 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
3 Smew (1 drake)

13th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside

4 Whooper Swan (2ad)
2 Pink-footed Goose
51 Teal
2 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
227 Goldeneye
2 Smew (1 drake)
ad Little Gull

ad and juv Whooper Swan – Jon Lamplough


Whooper Swans – Jeff Cox

12th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Russian White-fronted Goose
c480 Pink-footed Goose over
2 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
2 Smew (1 drake)
Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
350 Lapwing over
40+ Golden Plover over Seaton

11th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside

c460 Pink-footed Goose over
2 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
2 Smew (1 drake)
Snipe
ad Little Gull
2w Mediterranean Gull

Jack Snipe and Woodcock at Grimston (TI)

10th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside

2 Red-crested Pochard
205 Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
3 Smew (1 drake)
Peregrine
2cy Caspian Gull

Grimston

Tundra Bean Goose west
35 Snow Bunting
3 Chiffchaff

9th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside

47 Teal
2 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
2 Smew (1 drake)
ad Little Gull

8th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside

3 Pintail
2 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
141 Goldeneye
3 Smew (1 drake)
Bittern
Peregrine
juv Glaucous Gull flew east over Seaton 16:00 then seen minutes later at the Mere (LI,BMJ)

7th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside

c190 Pink-footed Goose over
221 Pochard
13 Teal
2 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
3 Smew (1 drake)
23 Lapwing
ad Little Gull
cc Marsh Harrier
c25,000 Starling
50+ Tree Sparrow
c300 Linnet
5 Bullfinch

F.A. Cup 3rd round – Linnet 195 v Goldfinch 1 – Justin Foradip

6th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside

120 Pink-footed Goose north
Shelduck
2 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
2 Smew (1 drake)
Little Egret
Peregrine
Crossbill
6 Yellowhammer

5th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside

2 Shoveler
2 Red-crested Pochard
192 Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
2 redhead Smew
2 Peregrine
2 ad Mediterranean Gull

4th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Pink-footed Goose
2 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
redhead Smew
drake Goosander
Great Northern Diver off Swan island then flew east
Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
ad Kittiwake flew east from overnight roost
ad Mediterranean Gull

Hornsea seawatch 08:14-09:30

Mallard 4 north
Teal 1 north
Eider 10 north
Red-throated Diver 13 north
Great Northern Diver 2 north
Fulmar 13 north
Gannet 1 north
Kittiwake 26 north
Guillemot 2 on sea
Auk sp 10 north

juvenile Glaucous Gull over Grimston mid-afternoon (TI)

3rd January – Hornsea Mere, Southside

153 Barnacle Goose
42 Teal
2 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
redhead Smew
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Peregrine
Barn Owl

2nd January – Hornsea Mere, Southside

510 Pink-footed Goose over
2 Pintail
789 Wigeon
148 Teal
Mandarin
2 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
3 Smew (1 drake)
3 Grey Heron
2 Peregrine
2 Stonechat

Redwing – Steve Mason


Fieldfare – Steve Mason


Redwing and Fieldfare near the Mere – Steve Mason


drake Long-tailed Duck on the Mere – Roy Lyon


drake Smew – Roy Lyon


drake Mandarin – Roy Lyon


pair Red-crested Pochard – Roy Lyon

1st January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

134 Pink-footed Goose over
drake Long-tailed Duck
3 Smew (1 drake)
Peregrine
Barn Owl
2 Stonechat
Woodcock
2 Jay
Green Woodpecker
c150 Linnet in set aside
4 Greenfinch
3 Yellowhammer
c80 Fieldfare
c30 Redwing

29 Snow Buntings at Rolston in morning


December Sightings

31st December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

c1370 Pink-footed Goose over
Pintail
189 Gadwall
92 Teal
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Smew
3 Grey Heron
Bittern flew out of 1st field reedbed at dusk
Peregrine
Snipe
ad Mediterranean Gull
2 Stonechat

30th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

970+ Pink-footed Goose over
194 Gadwall
4 Pintail west
61 Teal
690 Tufted Duck
111 Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
112 Goldeneye
drake Smew
2 drake Goosander
4 Great crested Grebe
Peregrine
Marsh Harrier
Common Buzzard
ad Mediterranean Gull
23 Fieldfare east

Fieldfare – Steve Mason


Redwing – Steve Mason

29th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

c500 Pink-footed Goose over
Shelduck
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Smew
Peregrine
juv Iceland Gull off 2nd field

Rolston cliffs (JC)

23 Snow Bunting
Kestrel
6 Skylark
5 Sanderling (beach)

Hornsea seawatch 13:00-14:30 (RL)

120 Wigeon on sea
pair Pintail north
Goldeneye south
6 Red-throated Diver

juv Iceland Gull on The Mere – Dave Hobson


Kestrel with a Starling kill at Rolston – Jeff Cox


Snow Buntings at Rolston – Jeff Cox


Snow Buntings at Rolston – Jeff Cox

28th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

c5800 Pink-footed Goose north during the morning
Pintail
c560 Wigeon
112 Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Smew
Bittern flew west off 1st field
2 Peregrine
1+ Snipe
2 Stonechat

27th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

360 Pink-footed Goose over
2 Pintail
14 Teal
drake Long-tailed Duck
2 Smew (1 drake)
2 Marsh Harrier
Golden Plover over
*of interest upwards of 5000 Pink-footed Geese at times frequenting the Aldbrough area

Pink-footed Geese between Aldbrough and East Newton – Ade Johnson


Pink-footed Geese between Aldbrough and East Newton – Ade Johnson

26th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

c2100 Pink-footed Goose south at dusk
3 drake Pintail
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Smew
Little Egret

25th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

1 Whooper Swan
c590 Pink-footed Goose north
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Smew
2 Peregrine
13 Lapwing

24th December – Hornsea seawatch 07:50-10:15 11:00-14:30

Pale-bellied Brent Goose 5 north
Teal 1 north, 12 south. 12 on the sea
Wigeon 16 south. 8 on the sea
Common Scoter 12 north, 8 south
Goldeneye 4 north, 1 south. 8 on the sea
Red-throated Diver 28 north, 12 south. 8 on the sea
Great crested Grebe 2 north. 2 on the sea
Gannet 10 north, 10 south
Kittiwake 98 north
Bonxie 3 north
Auk sp 24 north, 23 south

Bonxie north past Hornsea – Roy Lyon


pale-bellied Brents past Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Kittiwakes north past Hornsea – Roy Lyon

23rd December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Long-tailed Duck
450+ Pink-footed Geese north
several thousand Pink-footed Geese north over Aldbrough mid-morning

22nd December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

51 Whooper Swan (8 juv) came into roost
c3600 Pink-footed Goose south at dusk. c2050 north up to mid morning
2 Pintail
1w drake Common Scoter
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Smew
Snipe
2 Stonechat

drake Smew still present today – Jon Lamplough

21st December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

37 Whooper Swan left early morning
c400 Pink-footed Goose over
1w Common Scoter
drake Smew

20th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Red-necked Grebe seen early morning
42 Whooper Swan left early morning
c620 Pink-footed Goose south at dusk
1w drake Common Scoter
drake Long-tailed Duck
2 Smew (1 drake)
drake Goosander
2 Stonechat 1st field
Green Woodpecker heard

1 of 2 Stonechat in 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Starlings at Ouzel Hedge – Jeff Cox

19th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

34 Whooper Swan coming in to roost at dusk
580 Pink-footed Goose south at dusk
5 Pintail
4 Shoveler
197 Gadwall
123 Pochard
1w drake Common Scoter
drake Long-tailed Duck
redhead Smew

18th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

36+ Whooper Swan early morning
218 Gadwall
1w drake Common Scoter
drake Long-tailed Duck
Peregrine
ad Mediterranean Gull
Otter

17th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

1 White-fronted Goose
drake Pintail
1w drake Common Scoter
drake Long-tailed Duck
2 Smew (drake and redhead)
Redshank
3+ Snipe

White-fronted Goose off 1st Field with Greylags – Jeff Cox


drake Goldeneye – Justin Foradip


Redwing by Ouzel Hedge – Jeff Cox

16th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

37 Whooper Swan left early morning
38 Pink-footed Goose north
Pintail
208 Wigeon
110 Pochard
1w drake Common Scoter
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Smew
Goosander

15th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

c120 Pink-footed Goose over
2 Pintail
104 Pochard
1w drake Common Scoter
drake Long-tailed Duck
redhead Smew
Redshank
ad Mediterranean Gull

c40 Red-throated Diver off/past Hornsea (RL,PS)

Redshank swimming with Black-headed Gulls on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

14th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

38 Whooper Swan early morning
c90 Pink-footed Goose over
4+ Tundra Bean Goose (4 left the Mere at dawn, 2 flew to the north side of Swan island mid morning)
217 Wigeon
65 Pochard
1w drake Common Scoter
drake Long-tailed Duck
2 Smew (1 drake)
drake Goosander
Peregrine
Otter

13th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

50 Whooper Swan early morning
540 Pink-footed Goose north
Pintail
207 Gadwall
57 Pochard
Common Scoter
2 Smew (1 drake)
67 Lapwing
ad Mediterranean Gull

12th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

45 Whooper Swan (6 juv) early morning, returning at dusk
1+ White-fronted Goose at dusk
c1270 Pink-footed Goose north in the morning, c4300 south at dusk
Bean Goose sp flew over late afternoon
204 Gadwall
Common Scoter
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Smew
20 Lapwing
Golden Plover
Snipe
2 ad Mediterranean Gull
Otter

Hornsea seafront (RL et al)

c40 Red-throated Diver
1 Eider north
1 Knot
1 Goosander south

Red-throated Divers off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

11th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

45 Whooper Swan early morning, then returning at dusk
Tundra Bean Goose 1 flying around for several minutes late afternoon
Common Scoter
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Smew
Goosander
ad Mediterranean Gull east late afternoon

10th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

53 Whooper Swan early morning
22 Teal
Common Scoter
drake Long-tailed Duck
2 Smew (1 drake)
Goosander
4 Great crested Grebe
Dunlin
ad Mediterranean Gull
*of interest c30 Snow Bunting flew south past Hornsea seafront at 12:42 (ML,RL)

ad Mediterranean Gull on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

9th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

c40 Whooper Swan arrived to roost at dusk
c5200 Pink-footed Goose south at dusk
522 Wigeon
Common Scoter
drake Long-tailed Duck
2 Smew (1 drake)
3 Great crested Grebe

8th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

45+ Whooper Swan
Pink-footed Goose good numbers north in the morning but unseen due to mist. c1100 south at dusk
Common Scoter
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Smew
drake Goosander

drake Long-tailed Duck on the Mere today – Jon Lamplough

7th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

8 Whooper Swan early afternoon
1500+ Pink-footed Goose north in the morning
15 Tundra Bean Goose north
Shelduck
Common Scoter
drake Long-tailed Duck
2 Smew (drake & redhead)

6th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

64 Whooper Swan (most leaving the Mere in 2 groups at 7.25 & 7.42, returning at dusk)
1+ White-fronted Goose (heard flying over)
Pink-footed Goose (good numbers over, but many not seen due to fog)
Great Northern Diver
Egyptian Goose
1w drake Common Scoter
drake Long-tailed Duck
3 Smew (1 drake)
Goosander
Little Egret
3 Snipe

2 Russian White-fronted Geese with 6 Pink-footed Geese, single Snow Bunting with 60+ Skylark at Grimston (TI)

Short-eared Owl at West Carlton (AJ)

5th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

52 Whooper Swan (most leaving south early morning)
220+ Pink-footed Goose over
4 Shelduck
21 Teal
1w drake Common Scoter
drake Long-tailed Duck
3 Smew (1 drake)
2 Goosander (1 drake)
Great Northern Diver off 2nd field late afternoon
Dunlin
Lesser Redpoll

Great Northern Diver on the Mere this afternoon – Roy Lyon


Great Northern Diver on the Mere this afternoon – Roy Lyon


Great Northern Diver on the Mere this afternoon – Roy Lyon


1w drake Common Scoter on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

4th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

45 Whooper Swan flew south after roosting
2 Tundra Bean Goose flew SE
3 Shoveler
female Common Scoter
drake Long-tailed Duck
3 Smew (1 drake)
Goosander
2 Little Egret
Redshank
1w Mediterranean Gull
8 Fieldfare

c3000 Pink-footed Goose north over Long Riston (MI)

3rd December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

32 Whooper Swan early morning
c280 Pink-footed Goose over
drake Long-tailed Duck
3 Smew (drake & 2 redheads)
2 Peregrine
Redshank

2nd December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

57 Whooper Swan (42 early morning, returning birds late afternoon totalled 57)
White-fronted Goose – single bird flying around the mere early morning and presumably the same bird again mid morning
c3100 Pink-footed Goose north
7 Tundra Bean Goose off Swan island briefly then flew west 10.15
female Common Scoter
drake Long-tailed Duck
3 Smew (1 drake, 2 redheads)
Goosander
Little Egret
Peregrine
c30,000 Starling at dusk

*of interest a colossal movement of Pink-footed Geese early to mid-morning over Grimston and Rolston involved an estimated 15,000-20,000 birds with many settling in the Rolston area shortly after (JC,TI)

a small fraction of the Pink-footed Geese seen from Rolston this morning – Jeff Cox


a small fraction of the Pink-footed Geese seen from Rolston this morning – Jeff Cox

1st December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

47 Whooper Swan early morning
600+ Pink-footed Goose over
163 Barnacle Goose
drake long-tailed Duck
drake & redhead Smew (drake possibly an eclipse ad)
3 Goosander
2 Stonechat


November Sightings

30th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside

38 Whooper Swan 37 left north in the morning, returning late afternoon
770+ Pink-footed Goose over
Shelduck
7 Shoveler
c300 Wigeon
drake Long-tailed Duck
2 Goosander
Little Egret
Peregrine

Hornsea North Cliff/Atwick Gap 13:50-15:50 (RL et al)

c280 Pink-footed Goose south over Hornsea
24 Golden Plover

Golden Plovers – Roy Lyon


Red-throated Diver off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Pink-footed Geese on the move – Roy Lyon

29th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside

42 Whooper Swan early morning then flew north, all 42 returning late afternoon
30+ Pink-footed Goose
7 Pintail
139 Teal
drake Long-tailed Duck
Redshank
3 Snipe

Hornsea South Cliffs/Rolston

30+ Snow Bunting still

Snow Buntings in clifftop fields Hornsea/Rolston – Jeff Cox


Snow Buntings Hornsea/Rolston – Jeff Cox

28th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside

45 Whooper Swan early morning
1150 Pink-footed Goose north + c200 on the mere at dawn
61 Teal
drake Long-tailed Duck
7 Goosander
Little Egret
Redshank
ad Little Gull
2 ad Mediterranean Gull
2 Stonechat

Hornsea South Cliffs

c30 Snow Bunting
Woodcock

at least 30 Snow Buntings Hornsea South Cliffs – Jeff Cox


Woodcock – Jeff Cox

27th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside

4+ Whooper Swan
3000+ Pink-footed Goose roosted on the Mere
35 Teal
183 Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
3 Little Egret
Snipe
ad Mediterranean Gull
c30,000 Starling roosting
Stonechat

26th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside

62 Whooper Swan (59 roosted , 3 over mid morning)
2+ Tundra Bean Goose (2 flew south at 7.31, 2 again at Swan island mid morning)
c2800 Pink-footed Goose (c800 departed to the north early morning + c2000 north mid morning. Similar numbers arriving at the mere at dusk)
drake Long-tailed Duck
Goosander
Little Egret
1w Mediterranean Gull

Hornsea seawatch 12:30-14:45 (RL et al)

14 Red-throated Diver south 9 on sea
6 Wigeon
3 Guillemot
1 Common Scoter south

25th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside

56+ Whooper Swan
c900 Pink-footed Goose flew north at dawn
drake Long-tailed Duck
Goosander
2 Little Egret
2 Peregrine
2 Mediterranean Gull (ad & 1w)
20,000+ Starling roosting

Goosander over the Mere – Jon Lamplough

24th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside

58+ Whooper Swan – 51 flew south after roosting + 7 mid morning. 33 in the afternoon, 30 of which flew NW may have been part of the roosting herd
1500+ Pink-footed Goose arriving from the north at dusk, many hundreds leaving the mere to the north at first light
c1110 Greylag Goose arriving from the south at dusk
3 Shoveler
9 Teal
143 Pochard
hybrid Ferruginous Duck x Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
Dunlin west
Snipe
2 ad Mediterranean Gull east in the afternoon

Whooper Swans at dusk – Jon Lamplough

23rd November – Hornsea Mere, Southside

72 Whooper Swan (66 south after roosting, 6 mid morning)
13 Tundra Bean Goose two groups briefly came down near Swan island then flew west (4 & 9)
370 Pink-footed Goose NW, 160 flew south first light
163 Wigeon
drake Long-tailed Duck
Little Egret
Peregrine
3 Snipe
ad Mediterranean Gull east in the afternoon
Otter

22nd November – Hornsea Mere, Southside

59 Whooper Swan
3 Tundra Bean Goose briefly in the morning then flew south
c1950 Pink-footed Goose NW + 340 flew south after roosting, many hundreds coming into roost at dusk
c1180 Greylag Goose at dusk
drake Long-tailed Duck
Little Egret
Peregrine
Otter

drake Long-tailed Duck still present on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

21st November – Hornsea Mere, Southside

39+ Whooper Swan
820 Pink-footed Goose roosted then flew south 300+ later flew NW
Shelduck
Pintail
hybrid Ferruginous Duck x Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Goosander
Little Egret
Red Kite west
Snipe
2 ad Mediterranean Gull west in the morning, 1 in the afternoon

20th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside

19 Whooper Swan early morning
c590 Pink-footed Goose early morning
165 Gadwall
64 Wigeon
115 Pochard
hybrid Ferruginous Duck x Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Goosander
ad Mediterranean Gull east late afternoon
Redpoll south
Brambling south

recent Stonechat from earlier in the week at Ouzel Hedge – Steve Mason

19th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside

454 Tufted Duck
drake Long-tailed Duck
Curlew south

Hornsea seawatch 07:13-12:55

42 Pink-footed Goose south
Wigeon 2 north
Teal 2 north
Common Scoter 8 north, 20 south
Red-breasted Merganser 1 south
Great northern Diver 2 south, 1+ north
Red-throated Diver 9 north, 27 south + 42 (RL,ML)
Storm Petrel 1 north 8.25 (LC)
Gannet 42 north, 19 south
Bonxie 1 north
Black Guillemot 1 north
Auk sp 31 north, 9 south
Kittiwake 82

interesting diver sp. north past Hornsea – Roy Lyon

18th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside

37 Whooper Swan at dawn
180 Pink-footed Goose
144 Gadwall
99 Pochard
hybrid Ferruginous Duck x Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
Little Egret
Grey Plover over
1+ ad Mediterranean Gull
c1820 Black headed Gull west early morning
2 Stonechat

Withernwick (MI)

420 Lapwing
140 Fieldfare
350 Redwing
1800 Starling

17th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside

7 Whooper Swan south
480 Pink-footed Goose
drake Pintail
2 Shoveler
156 Gadwall
66 Wigeon
457 Tufted Duck
92 Pochard
hybrid Ferruginous Duck x Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
3 ad Mediterranean Gull west early morning
1500+ Wood Pigeon early morning
2 Stonechat
Redpoll south

16th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside

5 Whooper Swan in the afternoon + birds heard coming in to roost
c400 Pink-footed Goose
152 Gadwall
79 Pochard
Ferruginous x Pochard hybrid
drake Long-tailed Duck
168 Goldeneye
female Goosander

hybrid Ferruginous x Pochard off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


hybrid Ferruginous x Pochard off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


Whooper Swans late afternoon – Jon Lamplough

15th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside

9 Whooper Swan early morning, returning birds heard at dusk
Russian White-fronted Goose flew south early morning
250 Pink-footed Goose
57 Wigeon
22 Teal
female hybrid Ferruginous Duck (considered to be Ferruginous x Pochard)
ad drake Long tailed Duck
ad Mediterranean Gull

14th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside

38 Whooper Swan early morning (51 in fields north of the Mere midday, 22 coming in to roost late afternoon)
Ad Russian White-fronted Goose flew south at dawn
220 Pink-footed Goose
female Ferruginous Duck
ad drake Long-tailed Duck
Greenshank over
3 Snipe
ad Mediterranean Gull

13th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside

1+ Whooper Swan heard at dusk
Russian White-fronted Goose flew south at dawn
c350 Pink-footed Goose
female or 1w Ferruginous Duck again late afternoon south of Swan island
ad drake Long-tailed Duck
3 Marsh Harrier

12th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside

32 Whooper Swan
Ad Russian White-fronted Goose early morning then flew south
c300 Pink-footed Goose
142 Gadwall
2 Scaup
81 Pochard
Goosander
Ad drake Long-tailed Duck
3 Grey Heron
2 Little Egret
ad Mediterranean Gull
c15000 Starling coming in to roost
2 Redpoll south

11th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside

22 Whooper Swan
140+ Barnacle Goose
ad Russian White-fronted Goose
c165 Pink-footed Goose
60 Pochard
ad drake Long-tailed Duck
Marsh Harrier
2 Little Egret
10+ Snipe
Knot west
2 Dunlin west
3 Mediterranean Gull (2 ad & 2w)
Brambling

10th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside

24 Whooper Swan
700+ Greylag Goose
c70 Pink-footed Goose
4 Shoveler
146 Gadwall
14 Teal
51 Pochard
ad drake Long-tailed Duck
2 Little Egret
Golden Plover
Redshank
Short-eared Owl at dusk
Otter

1 Shorelark at Aldbrough in clifftop field (AJ)

9th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside

6 Whooper Swan
40+ Pink-footed Goose
Little Grebe
3 Pintail
19 Shoveler
421 Wigeon
309 Teal
68 Goldeneye
ad drake Long-tailed Duck
Great White Egret
Little Egret
108+ Lapwing south
8+ Snipe
Dunlin
ad Mediterranean Gull
Meadow Pipit
2 Stonechat

latest record of Yellow-browed Warbler today at Grimston, also 5 Snow Bunting north and 2 Lapland Bunting south

Meadow Pipit and Stonechats 1st Field – Scott Chegg

8th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside

30 Whooper Swan
29 Teal
74 Wigeon
ad drake Long-tailed Duck
Little Egret
Knot south
4+ Snipe
Brambling
15+ Redwing

Redwing over Southorpe Road – Bill Harkleroad

7th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside

9 Whooper Swan in the afternoon, also heard early morning in dense fog
3 Scaup
ad drake Long-tailed Duck
juv Slavonian Grebe
Little Egret
Dunlin
2 Redpoll over

6th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside

44 Whooper Swan
Shelduck
female Scaup
ad drake Long-tailed Duck
juv Slavonian Grebe
Little Egret
ad Mediterranean Gull
2 Stonechat

Short-eared Owl at Cowden

drk Long-tailed Duck off 1st Field – Mick Goodman

5th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

16 Whooper Swan
3 Tundra Bean Goose briefly this morning
2 Scaup
female/juv Ferruginous Duck off southside with Tufted Ducks and Pochard
ad drake Long-tailed Duck off KP
juv Slavonian Grebe
2 Snipe

fem/imm Ferruginous Duck on the Mere today – Jon Lamplough


fem/imm Ferruginous Duck on the Mere today – Jon Lamplough


fem/imm Ferruginous Duck on the Mere today – Jon Lamplough

4th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside

68 Whooper Swan (42 early morning + 26 south)
c260 Pink-footed Goose over
Pintail
87 Wigeon
female Scaup
juv Slavonian Grebe
Little Egret
2 Snipe
2 Stonechat
Redpoll

Slavonian Grebe on the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Sparrowhawk in wassand with a probable Collared Dove kill – John Sanders


Whooper Swans from Wassand – John Sanders


2 Kingfisher from Wassand – John Sanders

3rd November – Hornsea Mere, Southside

58 Whooper Swan (43 roosted, 15 flew south in the afternoon)
c450 Pink-footed Goose over
145 Wigeon
female Scaup
72 Pochard
Goosander
juv Slavonian Grebe (different to yesterday’s bird)
2 Little Egret
512 Coot
ad Mediterranean Gull
Otter

Great White Egret at Aldbrough Fish ponds (AJ)

Great White Egret at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


Great White Egret at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

2nd November – Hornsea Mere, Southside

50+ Whooper Swan
74 Pink-footed Goose over
235 Wigeon
female Scaup
female Goosander
ad Slavonian Grebe (4th of the autumn)
ad Mediterranean Gull
c14000 Starling at dusk

Slavonian Grebe on the Mere today – Jon Lamplough

1st November – Hornsea Mere, Southside

22 Whooper Swan
164 Barnacle Goose
60+ Pink-footed Goose
121 Gadwall
37 Wigeon
Scaup
88 Goldeneye
Peregrine
Swallow south
17 Redwing
2 Fieldfare
4 Jay
1+ Noctule Bat


October Sightings

31st October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

17 Whooper Swan
300+ Pink-footed Goose
117 Gadwall
4 Scaup
66 Goldeneye
c140 Lapwing south
ad Mediterranean Gull
Stonechat
Blackcap
c3700 Starling

30th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

35 Whooper Swan
White-fronted Goose briefly early morning, then flew south
1500+ Pink-footed Goose
165 Barnacle Goose
5 Scaup
138 Pochard
62 Goldeneye
juv Slavonian Grebe
Peregrine
Snipe
2 Grey Wagtail
2 Stonechat
Noctule Bat at dusk southside
Otter

Slavonian Grebe – Jon Lamplough

29th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

19 Whooper Swan
156 Mute Swan
40 Wigeon
7 Scaup
120 Pochard
56 Goldeneye
juv Slavonian Grebe
2 Little Egret
Rock Pipit KP
9500 Starling coming to roost

28th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside

39 Whooper Swan
c2000+ Pink-footed Goose over
9 Shoveler
102 Gadwall
5 Scaup
114 Pochard
Goosander
juv Slavonian Grebe south of Swan island
Little Egret
2w Mediterranean Gull KP jetties
Wheatear near Seaton (MI)

2w Mediterranean Gull off the jetties – Alan Elkin


2w Mediterranean Gull off the jetties – Jon Lamplough

27th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside

106 Whooper Swan (14 roosted, with birds arriving during the morning including a flock of 74)
122 Mute Swan
Tundra Bean Goose off Swan island early morning
c2000 Pink-footed Goose over
Egyptian Goose
57 Wigeon
5 Scaup
111 Pochard
juv Slavonian Grebe
Little Egret
5 Marsh Harrier
6 Snipe
2w Mediterranean Gull

16 Whooper Swans south off Hornsea and a probable Black-throated Diver north (RL,ML)
Ring Ouzel, Water Rail and 1 Whooper Swan over Aldbrough (AJ)
4 Whooper Swan at West Carlton (2ads, 2juvs)

Whooper Swans on the Mere, part of a good movement of birds today – Jon Lamplough


Great White Egret briefly at Grimston – Tim Isherwood


Red-throated Diver off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


16 Whooper Swans south off Hornsea in afternoon – Roy Lyon

26th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside

c1950 Pink-footed Goose flew towards fields on the north side
160 Barnacle Goose
Shelduck
5 Scaup (1w drake & 4 females)
84 Pochard
62 Goldeneye
juv Slavonian Grebe
Great white Egret
Redpoll south

Scaup on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

25th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

20+ Whooper Swan
c1900 Pink-footed Goose in fields north of the Mere
4 Scaup (1w drake & 3 females)
430+ Tufted Duck
73 Pochard
2 Red-crested Pochard
Slavonian Grebe
Little Egret
Dunlin
Rock Pipit KP
c20,000 Starling coming into roost

Great White Egret at Aldbrough (AJ)

Red-crested Pochard – Jon Lamplough

24th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

55+ Whooper Swan
300+ Pink-footed Goose
2 Scaup
62 Pochard
2 Red-crested Pochard
63 Goldeneye
juv Slavonian Grebe
Rock Pipit KP
2 Stonechat

Rock Pipit on Kirkholme Point – Jon Lamplough

23rd October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

43 Whooper Swan early morning
c5900 Pink-footed Goose flew north during the morning, many dropping into fields north of the Mere
3 Scaup
58 Pochard
58 Goldeneye
Goosander
Slavonian Grebe
2w Mediterranean Gull
2 Grey Wagtail
Rock Pipit KP
2 Stonechat
c10,000 Starling at dusk

1 of 2 Rock Pipit at East Newton – Ade Johnson


Redpoll at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


Pink-footed Geese at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

22nd October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

17 Whooper Swan in fields north of the mere
c4400 Pink-footed Goose north, with 500 in fields north side of the Mere
3 Scaup
2 Slavonian Grebe (ad & juv)
Grey Wagtail
Rock Pipit (KP)
upto 8000 Starlings by dusk
*A suspected American Wigeon/hybrid was seen late afternoon on the 19th but couldn’t be relocated. The bird was fortunately refound and confirmed today as an American Wigeon at Tophill Low Nature Reserve

American Wigeon seen briefly at the Mere 19th October – Jon Lamplough


American Wigeon seen briefly at the Mere 19th October – Jon Lamplough


American Wigeon seen briefly at the Mere 19th October – Jon Lamplough

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