September Sightings

27th September – from Kirkholme Point (TI)

juv Scaup
Ruff
Little Egret

21st September – KP in am (GB)

4 Grey Heron
2 Little Egret
134 Mute Swan (in addition to Decoy Bay below)
104 Barnacle Goose
110 Gadwall
78 Wigeon
164 Tufted Duck
900+ Coot
850+ Black-headed Gull

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk

2 Grey Heron
146 Mute Swan (grand total=280)
Hobby
Swift
2 Jay
Yellow-browed Warbler
Cetti’s Warbler
Reed Warbler
Sedge Warbler

1st/2nd Field in pm

3 Little Egret
2 Little Grebe
22 Shoveler
juvenile Marsh Harrier flew West
Kestrel
2 Little Gull

20th September – Grimston (TI)

1 Yellow-browed Warbler
1 Jack Snipe

19th September – Kirkholme Point (JC,TI)

juv Little Stint
Common Sandpiper
Dunlin
Cetti’s Warbler
2 Grey Heron
2 Little Gull (1 juv)
2 Pintail
1 Little Egret

seawatch from Hornsea south cliff (JC)

All going north
c130 Common Scoter
10 Sandwich Tern
27 Common Tern
c25 Wigeon

17th September – 35mins early am seawatch from Morrow Ave, Hornsea (GT)

9 Sooty Shearwater
6 Manx Shearwater
1 Bonxie
2 Arctic Skua

Kirkholme Point – mid-morning (GB)

5 Grey Heron
2 Little Egret
104 Barnacle Geese
102 Gadwall
72 Wigeon
15 Shoveler
8 Pochard
136 Tufted Duck
11 Dunlin
1 Little Gull
juv Yellow-legged Gull

Offshore Hornsea (GB)

Northwards unless stated

10 Red-throated Diver
60+ Gannet blogging
Sooty Shearwater
8 Fulmar
6 Pale-bellied Brent Geese
6 Pintail
287 Wigeon
447 Teal
Tufted Duck
2 Eider
9 Common Scoter +40 on the sea
2 Velvet Scoter
3 Oystercatcher flew south
juv Long-tailed Skua
2 Skua spp
33 Sandwich Tern
60 Common Tern
3 Little Gull flew south
8 Kittiwake
1 Auk spp

16th September – Mere + Hornsea seafront (JC)

KP
4 Little Gulls on jetty
c30 Swallows
Cetti’s Warbler

Southside

c70 Goldfinch on thistles
96 Barnacle Geese in top of stubble field
c20 Reed Bunting
c10 Tree Sparrow
6 Yellowhammer
2 Cetti’s Warbler

part of the Barnacle Goose flock - Jeff Cox

part of the Barnacle Goose flock – Jeff Cox

Hornsea seafront

7 Meadow Pipit
10 Swallow
Wheatear

Wheatear on beach - Jeff Cox

Wheatear on beach – Jeff Cox

15th September – Grimston (TI)

1 Yellow-browed Warbler – the joint earliest Autumn Grimston record (caught and ringed)
Lesser Whitethroat

Yellow-browed Warbler at Grimston - Tim Isherwood

Yellow-browed Warbler at Grimston – Tim Isherwood


Lesser Whitethroat at Grimston - Tim Isherwood

Lesser Whitethroat at Grimston – Tim Isherwood

13th September – Grimston (TI)

1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper – a great patch find in with several Ringed Plover’s in the clifftop fields around 17:30

Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Grimston - Tim Isherwood

Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Grimston – Tim Isherwood


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9th September – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (BMJ,GB)

4 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
female Marsh Harrier flew West
Kestrel
2 Sparrowhawk
2 Hobby
Mistle Thrush
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker

Northside/KP – in am

5 Grey Heron
6 Little Egret
240+ Teal
26 Wigeon

7th September – KP/1st Field early am (TI)

1 Great White Egret till mid am when flew south
5+ Little Egret
juv Pintail
probable Garganey 1st field reedbed tho elusive

Great White Egret off 1st field viewed from KP - Tim Isherwood

Great White Egret off 1st field viewed from KP – Tim Isherwood


GW Egret annually recorded for several years now at the Mere - Tim Isherwood

GW Egret annually recorded for several years now at the Mere – Tim Isherwood

6th September – from KP (TI)

5+ Little Egret

4th September – Grimston (TI)

5 Bonxie
3 Arctic Skua
1 Manx Shearwater
1 Osprey flew south
Little Stint on beach
1 juv Black Tern
78 Bar-tailed Godwit

2nd September – from Kirkholme Point

juv Black Tern still present
Garganey

juv Black Tern - Alan Elkin

juv Black Tern – Alan Elkin


August Sightings

31st August – from Kirkholme Point (JC)

juv Black Tern

30th August – from Kirkholme Point (TI)

juv Black Tern from late morning

28th August – 1st Field (LB)

Greenshank in evening

22nd August – from Kirholme Point (TI)

Hobby
Little Egret
20+ alba Wagtail

highlights from the weekend at Grimston

1 Osprey thru north
7 Curlew Sandpiper thru

20th August – from Kirkholme Point (JC)

1 Turnstone
2 Dunlin

Turnstone on KP - Jeff Cox

Turnstone on KP – Jeff Cox

17th August – from Kirkholme Point (JC)

1 LRP
2 Redshank
Greenshank

Little Ringed Plover on KP - Jeff Cox

Little Ringed Plover on KP – Jeff Cox

15th August – Grimston recent highlights (TI)

2 juv Peregrine
2 juv Hobby
3 juv Marsh Harrier
Wood Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper

13th August – Grimston (TI)

Wood Sandpiper

4th August – from Kirkholme Point (TI)

7 Common Tern
15 Great-crested Grebe

3rd August – Seaton Road (TI)

dead young Badger a roadkill victim nr the old HVWG hide

2nd August – from Kirkholme Point (JC,TI)

2 Redshank
Little Egret on Swan Island
6+ Common Tern

Little Egret around KP - Alan Elkin

Little Egret around KP – Alan Elkin

Hornsea South beach – (JC)

3 Sandwich Tern
2 Common Tern
1 Knot

Sandwich Terns - Jeff Cox

Sandwich Terns – Jeff Cox


July Sightings

25th July – Kirkholme Point/Wassand Hide (JC)

KP

Little Egret on Swan Island
3 Grey Heron on Swan Island
40+ Swift

Wassand Hide

2 Dunlin past the hide going West
Common Buzzard
2 Grey Heron
4 Common Tern

23rd July – Southside (JC)

Grasshopper Warbler reeling at Heslop’s
6 Common Tern
4 fem Shoveler
37 Tufted Duck including fem with 5 ducklings
14 Redshank over flying south east
3 Yellowhammer
2 Sedge Warbler
6 Linnet
3 Lapwing

Wassand Hide and Woodland walk

3 Marsh Harrier
3 Grey Heron in willows corner
124 Mute Swan
300+ Coot
Jay
ChiffChaff
3 Sedge Warbler
Reed Warbler
2 Blackcap
Moorhen
Broad-bodied Chaser
Brown Hawker
Four-Spotted Chaser

Redshanks heading thru Mere - Jeff Cox

Redshanks heading thru Mere – Jeff Cox


fem Tufted Duck with young - Jeff Cox

fem Tufted Duck with young – Jeff Cox


Marsh Harrier - Jeff Cox

Marsh Harrier – Jeff Cox

18th July – Kirkholme Point early am (JC)

Little Egret on Swan Island
2 Common Sandpiper
2 Oystercatcher flew east
5 Common Tern incl 3 juv
Lesser Black-backed Gull mobbed by terns

14th July – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JC)

8 Great-crested Grebe (pair still nesting)
fem Marsh Harrier
2 Common Buzzard
Common Tern
112 Mute Swan (one pair with 4 cygnets)
3 Reed Warbler
2 Sedge Warbler
Treecreeper
5 Blackcap
4 Coal Tit
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Stock Dove

13th July – Hornsea seafront early am (TI)

42 Little Gull headed inland towards Mere
100+ Common Scoter
10 Teal flew north

2nd July – Wassand Hide (JC)

pair Great-crested Grebe at nest with 3 eggs
Coot with young
Common Tern
Marsh Harrier
91 Mute Swan with 8 cygnets
2 Wigeon
Cetti’s Warbler
2 Sedge Warbler
3 Reed Warbler

Southside

2 Lapwing
Skylark
10+ Swift
30+ Sand Martin
2 Sedge Warbler
Blackcap

1st July – Kirkholme Point (JC)

1 Common Sandpiper

Coot with young from Wassand hide - Jeff Cox

Coot with young from Wassand hide – Jeff Cox


June Sightings

29th June – from Kirkholme Point (TI)

3 Black-tailed Godwit

17th June – Wassand Hide (JC)

3 Common Tern
2 Cetti’s Warbler
6 Great Crested Grebe
2 Wigeon
5 Tufted Duck
13 Gadwall
Reed Warbler

14th June – from Kirkholme Point (TI)

Oystercatcher
3 Common Tern
1cy Little Gull
2 Curlew
Cetti’s Warbler

13th June – Grimston (TI)

Red Kite and Marsh Harrier thru

12th June – Belated News

Several images from photographer Alan Elkin of a summer plumaged White-winged Black Tern seen at the Mere from Kirkholme Point 30th May. The bird was present for around an hour between 12:00 and 13:00hrs

sum' plumaged White-winged Black Tern off Kirkholme Point - Alan Elkin

sum’ plumaged White-winged Black Tern off Kirkholme Point – Alan Elkin


White-winged Black Tern off KP - Alan Elkin

White-winged Black Tern off KP – Alan Elkin


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5th June – Grimston in afternoon (TI)

1 male Red-backed Shrike

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back of the camera shots of Grimston male Red-backed Shrike


Red-backed Shrike at Grimston - Tim Isherwood

Red-backed Shrike at Grimston – Tim Isherwood

4th June – 1st Field in afternoon (LB)

1 Spotted Flycatcher

Spotted Flycatcher in 1st field - Alan Elkin

Spotted Flycatcher in 1st field – Alan Elkin

3rd June – Southside (AE)

Cuckoo around Heslop’s area

Cuckoo - Alan Elkin

Cuckoo – Alan Elkin


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May Sightings

26th May – Cowden (JC)

Barn Owl
2 Cuckoo (both males)
6 Whitethroat
Lesser Whitethroat
2 Willow Warbler
ChiffChaff
c15 Sand Martin

24th May – from Kirkholme Point (TI)

Cetti’s Warbler
3 Marsh Harrier
Cuckoo
Oystercatcher

18th May – from Kirkholme Point (TI,MR)

2s Glaucous Gull circled over KP mobbed by a Herring Gull, before flying east
2 Little Egret
2 Common Tern

Cowden (MR)

1 Whinchat
3 Cuckoo
4 Sandwich Tern
1 Fulmar south along clifftop

Whinchat at Cowden

Whinchat at Cowden


Little Egret from Kirkholme Point

Little Egret from Kirkholme Point


Swallow on Kirkholme Point

Swallow on Kirkholme Point


House Sparrow on Kirkholme Point

House Sparrow on Kirkholme Point

16th May – Wassand Hide (JC)

3 Marsh Harrier
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Shoveler
2 Wigeon
Pochard
4 Tufted Duck
Teal
Otter from hide at 09:59

Southside

Common Sandpiper
7 Tufted Duck
Blackcap
4 Sedge Warbler
Whitethroat

Brown Hare leveret - Jeff Cox

Brown Hare leveret – Jeff Cox

12th May – Hornsea (TI)

2 Arctic Tern headed out east from the Mere around 14:30

11th May – 1st/2nd Field/KP (MR,TM,JC)

7+ Common Sandpiper
5+ Common Tern
Whimbrel over SE

Common Tern heading out east from Kirkholme Point

Common Tern heading out east from Kirkholme Point


Common Swift from Kirkholme Point

Common Swift from Kirkholme Point

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk – (JC)

2 Jay
Moorhen
3 Blackcap
Willow Warbler
2 Chiffchaff
Cetti’s Warbler opp. hide
c50 Swift
c70 House Martin
3 Great Crested Grebe
Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier

Bluebells along the Wassand Wood walk - Jeff Cox

Bluebells along the Wassand Wood walk – Jeff Cox


female Orange Tip - Jeff Cox

female Orange Tip – Jeff Cox

Bewholme

2 Common Sandpiper
6 Shelduck
2 Egyptian Goose

Cowden

2 Cuckoo
Peregrine
Whimbrel south
2 Oystercatcher north
Barn Owl

Peregrine over Cowden

Peregrine over Cowden

7th May – Southside (LB)

2 Hobby from 1st field late evening

6th May – Kirkholme Point (TM)

2 Common Tern
1 Common Sandpiper
4 ‘commic’ Tern through early am

5th May – 1st/2nd Field (LB)

3 Little Egret late evening Swan Island
Hobby
Comma

4th May – Southside early am (LB)

2 Arctic Tern through north
1 Brimstone
Hobby from Kirkholme point (MR)

3rd May – from Kirkholme Point (TI)

2 Cetti’s Warbler
1 Egyptian Goose
Oystercatcher
300+ Swift

2nd May – from Kirkholme Point (TM)

2 Arctic Tern
4 Common Tern
1 Whimbrel
3+ Yellow Wagtail
5 Common Sandpiper

10+ Wheatear + 2 White Wagtail at Cowden mid afternoon

13 Wheatear + Whinchat this evening at Grimston (TI), Common Sand at Tunstall

Southside/Wassand Hide early am (TM,MR,JC)

Whitethroat 2nd field
3 Shelduck off 1st field
Reed Warbler from the hide
3 Sedge Warbler
Cetti’s Warbler
3 Blackcap
Chiffchaff
11 Swift
8 House Martin
9 Swallow
52 Mute Swan
3 Marsh Harrier
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
pair Gadwall in the wood

pair Gadwall on the Woodland Walk

pair Gadwall on the Woodland Walk


Blackcap in Wassand - Jeff Cox

Blackcap in Wassand – Jeff Cox

Cowden in am (TM,MR)

Grasshopper Warbler
2 Cuckoo
Yellow Wagtail
2 Wheatear
Red-throated Diver
1 Swift

arrivals at Grimston (TI)

15 Yellow Wagtail
2 Wheatear
2 Hobby
Peregrine
Marsh Harrier
Cuckoo

Wheatear at Cowden

Wheatear at Cowden

1st May – Southside (TM,JC)

a Common Crane was observed flying low west around 08:00 picked up in flight near Swan Island spit heading towards and through Decoy Channel, and not seen again. (LB)

Wheatear
c100 Sand Martin
c30 Swallow
2 House Martin
7 Sedge Warbler
2 Cetti’s Warbler
Chiffchaff
Blackcap
2 Lesser Whitethroat
2 Willow Warbler
Hobby
Kestrel
4 Lapwing
3 Skylark
2 Stock Dove
4 Goldeneye
11 Tufted Duck
2 Great Crested Grebe

Fence Posts from 3rd Field - Jeff Cox

Fence Posts from 3rd Field – Jeff Cox

Kirkholme Point (JC,TM)

2 Common Sandpiper
60+ Common Swift by early aft
1 Yellow Wagtail
Cetti’s Warbler
c50 Sand Martin
c20 Swallow
2 Lesser Black-backed Gull

Fence Posts by the KP Putting Green - Jeff Cox

Fence Posts by the KP Putting Green – Jeff Cox


April Sightings

30th April – Southside (TM)

15 Swift
5 Yellow Wagtail

Cowden

a large pipit sp. was seen briefly at Cowden before disappearing into a private area mid morning

26th April – Southside 18:30-20:00 (MR)

1+ Oystercatcher Swan Island
2+ Little Egret East end/Swan Island
1 Redwing 2nd field
4 Lapwing Southorpe fields

Lapwing from Southorpe

Lapwing from Southorpe

25th April – Southorpe/Southside 05:50-08:00 (GB,JC)

7 Goldeneye
Jack Snipe
5 Lapwing
Cuckoo
Barn Owl
4 Sedge Warbler
2 Cetti’s Warbler
70+ Sand Martin
20+ Swallow

KP in am

34 Tufted Duck
Snipe
3 Pied Wagtail
25+ Sand Martin
20+ Swallow
12 House Martin
Swift
2 Cetti’s Warbler

24th April – Southside in evening (LB,JC,GB,BMJ)

Short-eared Owl – 1 was present quartering the Southorpe fields early evening
Swift 4+
Swallow 50+
House Martin 10+
Linnet 35+
Cetti’s Warbler 2
Willow Warbler 2
Chiffchaff 1
Lapwing 4

Short-eared Owl - Jeff Cox

Short-eared Owl – Jeff Cox


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21st April – Southside in evening (TM)

Long-eared Owl again in flight nr 2nd field bank
Little Egret on Swan Island
130+ Sand Martin off 1st field (GB)

KP/Northside in am (GB)

2 Grey Heron
2 Wigeon
2 Pochard
22 Tufted Duck
14 Goldeneye
40+ Sand Martin
Reed Warbler
Lesser Whitethroat
4 Blackcap
4+ Chiffchaff
2 Cetti’s Warbler

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (GB)

3 Grey Heron
6 Common Buzzard including two flying high NNE
4 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
4 Shoveler
2 Wigeon
2 Teal
74 Tufted Duck
32 Goldeneye
drk Long-tailed Duck
2 Stock Dove
Green Woodpecker
5 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Kingfisher
2 Sedge Warbler
3 Cetti’s Warbler
8 Blackcap
5 Chiffchaff
4 Long-tailed Tit
Bullfinch
30+ Sand Martin
22 House Martin
12 Swallow

Southside early morning (JC)

3 Lesser Whitethroat
4 Sedge Warbler
2 Chiffchaff
3 Willow Warbler
3 Blackcap
2 Cetti’s Warbler
Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Stock Dove
5 Lapwing
2 Skylark

Lesser Whitethroat - Jeff Cox

Lesser Whitethroat – Jeff Cox

20th April – KP/Northside in am (GB)

2 Grey Heron
10 Great Crested Grebe
16 Gadwall
42 Tufted Duck
23 Goldeneye
2 Cetti’s Warbler
2 Blackcap
6+ Chiffchaff
60+ Sand Martin

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (GB,BMJ)

3 Grey Heron
4+ Common Buzzard
4+ Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
8 Great-crested Grebe
8 Gadwall
2 Shoveler
2 Wigeon
2 Teal
96 Tufted Duck
36 Goldeneye
2 Cetti’s Warbler
12+ Blackcap
8+ Chiffchaff
Ring Ouzel
2 Mistle Thrush
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Gold crest

1st/2nd Field evening (GB)

17 Goldeneye
460+ Sand Martin
45+ Swallow
12 House Martin
Curlew flew South

19th April – Southside 15:30-18:30 (MR,LB,BMJ)

Yellow Wagtail over 2nd field west
Long-tailed Duck off 2nd field
2 Egyptian Goose Southorpe fields/Mere
2 Little Egret at East end
1 Common Swift with the hirundines over 1st/2nd field
24+ Linnet Heslop’s/Ouzel Hedge
1 Common Buzzard high south

Swift over 1st field

Swift over 1st field

Southside early am (GB)

No sign of Long-eared Owl
2 Cetti’s Warbler
5+Chiffchaff
Blackcap
4+Sedge Warbler
drk Long-tailed Duck

KP/Northside

14 Gadwall
74 Tufted Duck
32 Goldeneye
60+ Sand Martin
12 House Martin
20+ Swallow
6 Lesser Black-backed Gull
6+ Chiffchaff
4+ Blackcap

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk

Grey Heron
4+ Common Buzzard
4+ Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
8 Gadwall
2 Shoveler
2 Wigeon
4 Teal
Pochard
95 Tufted Duck
drk-Long-tailed Duck
72 Goldeneye
2 Cetti’s Warbler
6+ Blackcap
4+ Chiffchaff
30+ House Martin
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker

18th April – 1st/2nd/3rd Field (MR,JC,TM)

Long-eared Owl – seen several times in flight around 2nd field bank 09:30-09:50
2 Egyptian Goose south over Mere towards Southorpe fields
15 Pink-footed Goose – dropped in from the north behind 2nd field, flew NW an hour later
Long-tailed Duck off 2nd field late morning
Tufted x Scaup type hybrid off 1st field late morning
5 Yellow Wagtail
1 Curlew west in evening
2+ Cetti’s Warbler
3+ Lesser Whitethroat
3+ Blackcap
5+ Willow Warbler
5+ Chiffchaff
80+ Sand Martin
20+ Swallow
10+ House Martin

Egyptian Geese over Mere

Egyptian Geese over Mere


Pink-feet dropping over 2nd field

Pink-feet dropping over 2nd field

17th April – Southside/Wassand Hide 08:00-13:00 (TM,MT,MR,GB,BMJ)

6+ Sedge Warbler
4+ Lesser Whitethroat
4+ Cetti’s Warbler
2 Jay along Northside of Mere
6 LBb Gull Swan Island
4+ Marsh Harrier
6+ Common Buzzard
2 Sparrowhawk
2+ Kestrel
3+ Grey Heron
Long-tailed Duck Northside/Wassand Hide
1 Egyptian Goose seen at Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Mere
8 Gadwall
8 Shoveler
4 Wigeon
8 Teal
75+ Tufted Duck
80+ Goldeneye
2 Otter from Hide at 10:30
25+ Meadow Pipit Ouzel Hedge
12+ Tree Sparrow

Meadow Pipit at Ouzel Hedge

Meadow Pipit at Ouzel Hedge

KP in am (GB)

12 Gadwall
84 Tufted Duck
Kingfisher
70+ Sand Martin
2 Cetti’s Warbler
4 Chiffchaff
2 Blackcap

16th April – Southside/KP (MT,MR,RL et al)

Little Egret from Tesco’s carpark around 8am
3+ Lesser Whitethroat 2nd Field/Ouzel Hedge
4+ Sedge Warbler 1st Field/Heslop’s
4+ Marsh Harrier
Egyptian Goose around Tree Island

KP in am (GB)

320+ Sand Martin
40+ Swallow
12 House Martin
58 Mute Swan
2+ Cetti’s Warbler
4 Chiffchaff
2 Blackcap
Willow Warbler

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk/Southside (GB)

3 Grey Heron
8 Common Buzzard including 4 heading high NNE
8 Marsh Harrier including a sub-adult male and 2 “cream-crown” flying high NNE
3 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
12 Great Crested Grebe
18 Gadwall
9 Shoveler
4 Wigeon
9 Teal
200+ Tufted Duck
260+ Goldeneye
Curlew flew E
Whimbrel flew N
12 Sand Martin
24 Swallow
30+ House Martin
5+ Chiffchaff

Bewholme Hall in pm (GB)

3 Shelduck
4 Gadwall
19 Shoveler
2 Wigeon
11 Teal
2 Oystercatcher
Lesser Black-backed Gull
30+ Sand Martin
6 Swallow
2 Chiffchaff

15th April – KP/1st/2nd Field early am (GB)

Shelduck
“redhead” Goosander
Fieldfare
Lesser Whitethroat
4 Chiffchaff
3 Blackcap
2 Cetti’s Warbler
360+ Sand Martin
30+ House Martin
60+ Swallow

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (GB,BMJ)

4 Grey Heron
4 Common Buzzard
7+ Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
No sign of Black-necked Grebe’s
12 Great-crested Grebe
14 Gadwall
11 Shoveler
4 Wigeon
Teal
180+ Tufted Duck
drk Long-tailed Duck
225+ Goldeneye
26 House Martin
4+ Chiffchaff
3 Blackcap
2 Cetti’s Warbler
2 Mistle Thrush

14th April – Grimston + Tunstall early am (TI)

2 Yellow Wagtail + Greenshank at Tunstall

Southside/Wassand Hide (GB)

3 Grey Heron
Little Egret on Swan Island
8+ Common Buzzard including 4 flying high NE
10 Marsh Harrier including 2”cream-crown”flying high NE
2+ Sparrowhawk
5 Black-necked Grebe
2 Little Grebe
14 Great-crested Grebe
3 Shelduck
24 Gadwall
6 Shoveler
4 Wigeon
4 Teal
210 Tufted Duck
drk Long-tailed Duck off Swan Island
230+ Goldeneye
210 Sand Martin
30+ House Martin
85+ Swallow
10+ Chiffchaff
Willow Warbler
6+ Blackcap
Lesser Whitethroat
5+ Cetti’s Warbler
2 Sedge Warbler
2 Jay
Goldcrest
16 Linnet
14 Tree Sparrow
3 Yellowhammer

13th April – Southside early am (JC)

Whitethroat
2 Sedge Warbler
Wheatear in 1st field
No sign of Long-eared Owl
Brimstone over East end (TI)

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (GB,BMJ,MF)

2 Grey Heron
6 Common Buzzard including 2 flying high NE
8 Marsh Harrier including “cream-crown flying high NE
2+ Sparrowhawk
10+ Great-crested Grebe
2 Little Grebe
12 Gadwall
4 Shoveler
4 Wigeon
5 Teal
Pochard
180+ Tufted Duck
drk Long-tailed Duck
296 Goldeneye
2 House Martin
4+ Chiffchaff
4+ Blackcap
2 Cetti’s Warbler
White Wagtail flew West
Treecreeper
2 Jay
2 Mistle Thrush

1st Field in pm

230+ Sand Martin
60+ Swallow
12 House Martin

Grimston day totals (TI)

2 Ring Ouzel
26+ Wheatear
Redstart
Black Redstart
good no’s phylloscs + Blackcap
Brambling
White Wagtail
Corn Bunting
4 Brent Goose heading west

Wheatear in 1st field - Jeff Cox

Wheatear in 1st field – Jeff Cox

12th April – 1st/2nd Field – early am and late morning (GB)

Woodlark seen well in flight, calling overhead and heading WSW
6+ Chiffchaff
2 Willow Warbler
2 Blackcap
2 Long-tailed Tit
3 House Martin
Long-eared Owl again in 2nd field mid morning (JC)
2-3 Cetti’s Warbler from KP (TI)
2 Water Rail
Blackcap

11th April – 1st/2nd Field early evening-dusk (GB)

first–summer Little Gull off Swan Island
male Ring Ouzel
Long-eared Owl seen again in 2nd field late evening

1st/2nd Field/Heslop’s in am (MR,GB)

Long-eared Owl – 1 was inadvertently flushed from the 2nd field bank around 9am before dropping into cover and not relocated by 11:30
Little Egret at East end
1 Egyptian Goose off KP then flew south behind 2nd field to Southorpe
1 Yellow Wagtail north over 2nd field
1 Wheatear around 1st field
Blackcap
several Chiffchaff
2+ Willow Warbler
2+ Cetti’s Warbler

Egyptian Goose Southorpe Fields

Egyptian Goose Southorpe Fields

Grimston in am (TI)

Black Redstart
Marsh Harrier south
Wheatear
Canada Goose (a Grimston scarcity)

10th April – Southside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JC,GB,SB,DB)

4 Grey Heron + 2 flew out east early am (JC)
12 Great-crested Grebe
2 Little Grebe
42 Mute Swan
30 Greylag Goose
4 Common Buzzard
8 Marsh Harrier including a male and two “cream-crowns” flying high NE
Sparrowhawk
22 Gadwall
6 Shoveler
4 Wigeon
14 Teal
210+ Tufted Duck
drk Long-tailed Duck
235+ Goldeneye
drk Goosander
White Wagtail
2+ Chiffchaff
Willow Warbler
2+ Blackcap
3 Cetti’s Warbler
260+ Wood Pigeon
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
2 Jay
Siskin

1st Field

135+ Sand Martin
2 House Martin
35+ Swallow

Wren in Wassand - Jeff Cox

Wren in Wassand – Jeff Cox


Blackcap - Jeff Cox

Blackcap – Jeff Cox

9th April – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (GB,BMJ)

3+ Common Buzzard
5 Marsh Harrier – (2 males)
10 Great Crested Grebe
12 Gadwall
7 Shoveler
Teal
6 Wigeon
2 Pochard
180+ Tufted Duck
drk Long-tailed Duck
291+ Goldeneye
400+ Wood Pigeon
2 Mistle Thrush
2-3 drk Mandarin (RL et al)

1st Field/KP

Little Gull off Swan Island
House Martin
120+ Sand Martin
16 Swallow

8th April – 1st/2nd Field late aft (TM,MR)

110+ Sand Martin
20+ Swallow
2 Marsh Harrier
Common Buzzard
2+ Willow Warbler
Chiffchaff
Long-tailed Duck off 2nd field

7th April – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (GB)

12 Common Buzzard including 8 birds flying high NE
5 Marsh Harrier including a male flying high NE
12 Teal
6 Sand Martin
2 Chiffchaff
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
2 Mistle Thrush

1st Field in pm

Little Egret on Swan Island
2 Mediterranean Gull flew E
8 Sand Martin
Swallow

5th April – Grimston early am (TI)

3 Little Egret

Cowden (JC)

several Chiffchaff
2 Barn Owl

Barn Owl at Cowden - Jeff Cox

Barn Owl at Cowden – Jeff Cox

4th April – 1st/2nd Field in aft (TM)

Yellow Wagtail
Long-tailed Duck
19 Sand Martin
4 Swallow

Sandwich Tern + Med Gull off Mappleton

1 Swallow at Rolston (TI)
20+ Sand Martin at Grimston
6+ Wheatear

2nd April – Wassand Hide 09:30-12:00 (MR,JC et al)

pair Garganey still in left hand corner
Long-tailed Duck
285 Goldeneye
180+ Tufted Duck inc a Tufted x Scaup type hybrid
8 Great-crested Grebe
8 Gadwall
2 Wigeon
2 Teal
2 Shoveler
4 Marsh Harrier
4 Siskin
2+ Cetti’s Warbler
3+ Chiffchaff

Long-tailed Duck and pals

Long-tailed Duck and pals


Tufted x Scaup type hybrid on rhs

Tufted x Scaup type hybrid on rhs

Grimston in pm (TI)

Swallow
14 Sand Martin
7 Chiffchaff
3 Wheatear
8 Common Buzzard

1st April – Southside/Wassand Hide 10:00-13:30 (MR,T&J)

1 Sand Martin over Mere
5+ Chiffchaff
4+ Cetti’s Warbler
pair Garganey still from Wassand Hide in left hand corner
Long-tailed Duck from Wassand Hide/also off 1st field early aft
15+ Great-crested Grebe
4+ Marsh Harrier
3+ Common Buzzard
Otter briefly from Hide 12:00
1w Med Gull over 2nd field/Southorpe
Little Egret at East end early aft

Great-crested Grebe, at least 6 pairs currently prospecting the Mere

Great-crested Grebe, at least 6 pairs currently prospecting the Mere


March Sightings

31st March – KP late am (TI)

pair Marsh Harrier
Cetti’s Warbler
2 Chiffchaff
ad Little Gull

30th March – Wassand Hide (CC)

4 Marsh Harrier
pair Common Buzzard
Kestrel
6+ Great-crested Grebe
Long-tailed Duck

Tufted Duck - Chris Cox

Tufted Duck – Chris Cox


Wigeon - Chris Cox

Wigeon – Chris Cox

29th March – Grimston (TI)

2 Common Crane circling over around 10:50

28th March – 2nd/3rd Field (JC)

Cetti’s Warbler
Chiffchaff
Curlew

25th March – Wassand/Wassand Hide (MR,TM,BMJ)

pair Garganey from Wassand Hide
drk Long-tailed Duck from Wassand Hide
2 Otter’s from Hide at 11:04
4 Marsh Harrier
6+ Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
4 Grey Heron
320+ Goldeneye
185+ Tufted Duck
3+ Cetti’s Warbler
2+ Chiffchaff in Wassand
30 Redwing
Green Woodpecker
Noctule Bat over Decoy
Swallow over the Mere and locally (LI)

distant drk Garganey in Decoy

distant drk Garganey in Decoy


Long-tailed Duck from Wassand Hide

Long-tailed Duck from Wassand Hide


male Marsh Harrier

male Marsh Harrier


Mute Swan from the Hide

Mute Swan from the Hide

24th March (JC)

Southside

Cetti’s Warbler
14 Redwing in 2nd field
43 Greylag Geese in 2nd field
12 Lapwing
Skylark
Yellowhammer
8 Great-crested Grebe
2 Wigeon
23 Goldeneye
4 Gadwall

Wassand/Woodland Walk/Hide

7 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Green Woodpecker
2 Redwing
Cetti’s Warbler
Common Buzzard

19th March – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (GB)

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
550+ Wood Pigeon
22 Blackbird
6 Redwing
Mistle Thrush
4+ Great Spotted Woodpecker
30+ Siskin

17th March – KP/Southside/Wassand Hide (TI,GB)

Cetti’s Warbler from KP
10 Great Crested Grebe
44 Mute Swan
110+ Goldeneye
6+ Common Buzzard
5 Marsh Harrier (2 males, 3 cream-crown/females)
2 Sparrowhawk
420+ Wood Pigeon
4+ Great Spotted Woodpecker
4 Redwing
Jay

16th March – KP/2nd Field (TI,MR)

juv Glaucous Gull circled KP around midday before heading west
Cetti’s Warbler from KP
drk RCP from KP
2 ad Lesser Black-backed Gull around Swan/Tree Island
9 Pink-footed Goose dropped on Mere at 15:10, flew north 15:20
1 Curlew high north 15:30
1+ Water Rail 1st field/east end

Wassand/Wassand Hide/Southside (CC,GB,JC)

2 Grey Heron
drk Long-tailed Duck off Swan Island
6+ Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier (2 males)
2 Sparrowhawk
360+ Wood Pigeon
4 Redwing
4+ Great Spotted Woodpecker
3 Cetti’s Warbler heard
2 Bullfinch

Common Buzzard over Wassand - Chris Cox

Common Buzzard over Wassand – Chris Cox

male Marsh Harrier from Wassand Hide - Chris Cox

male Marsh Harrier from Wassand Hide – Chris Cox


Great Spotted Pecker - Chris Cox

Great Spotted Pecker – Chris Cox


composite pic of a Fox in Wassand - Chris Cox

composite pic of a Fox in Wassand – Chris Cox

15th March – KP/2nd Field (TI,MR)

Cetti’s Warbler from KP
Water Rail from KP
drk Long-tailed Duck off 2nd field
drk RCP off Swan Island

13th March – Southside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (GB,BMJ)

3 Grey Heron
3 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier (3 female/cream-crown)
2 Shelduck
270+ Wigeon
85+ Gadwall
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
450+ Wood Pigeon
2 Redwing
9 Bullfinch
Jay

12th March – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (GB)

5 Grey Heron
3 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier (2 males)
Sparrowhawk
220+ Pochard
720+ Tufted Duck
145 Goldeneye
Green Woodpecker
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
420+ Wood Pigeon
Redwing
Mistle Thrush
4 Long-tailed Tit

11th March – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (GB)

Grey Heron
3+ Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
23 Shoveler
450+ Wood Pigeon
2 Treecreeper
26 Redwing
20+ Blackbird
55+ Goldfinch

8th March – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in pm (GB,BMJ)

Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Merlin
Red-crested Pochard
450+ Wood Pigeon
2 Redwing
Mistle Thrush
30+ Siskin

7th March – KP in am (JC)

2 Oystercatcher around jetties

5th March – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JC,GB,BMJ)

Grey Heron
3+ Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
450+ Wood Pigeon
2 Treecreeper
Siskin

3rd March – Wassand Hide (JC)

3 Common Buzzard
pair Marsh Harrier
Lesser Redpoll by the hide
Cetti’s Warbler singing opposite the hide
Grey Heron
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker

Lesser Redpoll - Jeff Cox

Lesser Redpoll – Jeff Cox


Brown Hare's - Jeff Cox

Brown Hare’s – Jeff Cox