March Sightings

25th March – Southside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am + pm (JL,EJH,RL,ML)

4 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
8+ Marsh Harrier including 4 cream-crowns flying high to north
2 Sparrowhawk
Water Rail calling
2+ Great Crested Grebe
2 Teal
2 Shoveler
7 Gadwall
310+ Tufted Duck
6 Scaup (2♂,4♀)
330+ Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck (1♂,1♀)
Green Woodpecker calling
14 Chiffchaff calling
6 Cetti’s Warbler calling
1+ Otter, sightings at Wassand Hide and Swan Island

24th March – Seaton Road hide late aft (EJH,RL) + Southside in am (JL)

5 Scaup
2 Long-tailed Duck
Black-necked Grebe
2 Shelduck

pair Scaup on the Mere – Erich Hediger

23rd March – KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL,GB)

6 Marsh Harrier
5+ Common Buzzard
3 Sparrowhawk
11 Pink-footed Goose flew north
2 Teal
15 Gadwall
6 Shoveler
210+Tufted Duck
4 Pochard
6 Scaup
2 Long-tailed Duck
130+ Goldeneye
2 Oystercatcher
juvenile Glaucous Gull flew east
2 Treecreeper
2 Skylark
Fieldfare
11 Siskin
2 Linnet
2 Bullfinch
8 Chiffchaff
6+ Cetti’s Warbler, one showing well near the Hide
Mink at Kirkholme Point

22nd March – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk/Southorpe in am (JL,BMJ)

2+ Marsh Harrier
4 Common Buzzard
Shelduck
6 Scaup
2 Long-tailed Duck
160+ Goldeneye
Green Woodpecker calling
6 Chiffchaff
5 Cetti’s Warbler

Southside in pm (GB,BMJ,LB)

Black-necked Grebe
6 Scaup (3 drks)
2 Chiffchaff
2+ Cetti’s Warbler

21st March – Southorpe/KP/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am and pm (GB,MF,JL)

4+ Marsh Harrier
4 Common Buzzard
3 Sparrowhawk
4 Teal
16 Gadwall
4 Wigeon
200+Tufted Duck
5 Scaup
170+ Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck
2 Oystercatcher
Woodcock
Sand Martin flew west
15 Redwing
3 Mistle Thrush
8+ Chiffchaff
6+ Cetti’s Warbler
Crossbill at Wassand

20th March – Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am and pm (JL,GB)

4+ Marsh Harrier
4 Common Buzzard
2 Sparrowhawk
20 Whooper Swan flew north
4 Pink-footed Goose flew north
5 Great Crested Grebe
2 Teal
14 Gadwall
3 Wigeon
190+ Tufted Duck
6 Scaup
150+ Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
2 Oystercatcher
Snipe
GreenWoodpecker calling
Redwing
7+ Chiffhaff
6+ Cetti’s Warbler
Otter
8 Roe Deer

19th March – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk/Southorpe in am (JL)

3 Marsh Harrier (2 males)
Shelduck
3 Wigeon
5 Scaup (2 males)
155 Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
Green Woodpecker
7 Chiffchaff
5 Cetti’s Warbler

18th March – Southorpe/KP/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (GB/JL)

6 Grey Heron
4+ Marsh Harrier (2 males)
24 Gadwall
12 Wigeon
4 Shoveler
4 Pochard
300+ Tufted Duck
6 Scaup (2 males)
220+ Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
4 Meadow Pipit
Green Woodpecker
2 Goldcrest
8 Chiffchaff
5+ Cetti’s Warbler

17th March – Southorpe/KP/Northside in am and early pm (JL,LB,GB,BMJ)

Marsh Harrier
Shelduck
52 Whooper Swans including 10 juveniles (4,4,and 2) arrived at 09:50
4 Pochard
3 Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
160+Goldeneye

16th March – Southorpe/KP/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL,GB)

6 Grey Heron
Little Egret
Red Kite at Wassand
5+ Common Buzzard
4+ Marsh Harrier
3 Sparrowhawk
6 Great Crested Grebe
25 Whooper Swan flew north-west
80+ Greylag Goose
24 Canada Goose
70+ Mallard
24 Gadwall
23 Shoveler
11 Teal
24 Wigeon
160+ Tufted Duck
6 Scaup, 2 males
160+ Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
Treecreeper
Green Woodpecker calling
7 Great Spotted Woodpecker mainly drumming
2 Mistle Thrush
4+ Song Thrush
10 Redwing
16 Fieldfare
22 Blackbird
8+ Chiffchaff
Long-tailed Tit
2 Bullfinch
6+ Cetti’s Warbler calling and 1 seen near Wassand Hide

15th March – Southorpe/KP/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JC,JL,GB,MF et al)

6 Grey Heron
7 Common Buzzard
3+ Marsh Harrier
3 Sparrowhawk
83 Greylag Goose
24 Canada Goose
7 Great Crested Grebe
16 Gadwall
140+Wigeon
10 Shoveler
4 Teal
11 Pochard
180+ Tufted Duck
5 Scaup
210+ Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
Snipe
4 Woodcock
2 Swallow flew west
Green Woodpecker calling
Treecreeper
Goldcrest
2 Mistle Thrush
5 Redwing
Long-tailed Tit
2 Chiffchaff
8 Cetti’s Warbler calling
2 Brown Hare
4 Roe Deer

drk Scaup – Michael Flowers


pair Scaup – Michael Flowers


drk Scaup – Michael Flowers


Goldeneye – Aileen Urquhart


Red Admiral in Wassand – Aileen Urquhart


Red Admiral in Wassand – Aileen Urquhart

14th March – Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL,GB,AE)

6 Grey Heron
5 Common Buzzard
4+ Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
6 Great Crested Grebe
3 Black-necked Grebe, 2 in summer plumage
55 Grey Lag Goose
12 Canada Goose
18 Mute Swan
2 Shelduck
4 Shoveler
22 Gadwall
295+ Tufted Duck including 110 departing high to east
2 drake Scaup
7 Pochard
210 Goldeneye
3 Long-tailed Duck
3 Oystercatcher
Woodcock
Barn Owl
Green Woodpecker
6+ Great Spotted Woodpecker mainly drumming
Sand Martin flew west
4 Chiffchaff
5 Cetti’s Warbler calling

13th March – Wassand Hide/Kirkholme Point in am (JL)

6 Grey Heron
Litttle Egret
2+ Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier (2 males)
2 Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
6 Great Crested Grebe
drake Goosander
2 drake Scaup
4 Cetti’s Warbler

nearby at Sandsfield GP’s a juv Iceland Gull (JL)

12th March – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk/Southorpe in am (JL)

2 Marsh Harrier
3 Scaup
2 Long-tailed Duck
7 Great Spotted Woodpecker mainly drumming
3 Cetti’s Warbler calling

11th March – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk/Southorpe in am (AE,JL)

2 Marsh Harrier
Brent Goose KP/Swan Island before departing east
230 Tufted Duck
3 Scaup inc 2 drakes
200 Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
2 Lesser Black-backed Gull
Barn Owl
Green Woodpecker
6 Cetti’s Warbler calling

nearby at Sandsfield GP’s a juv Iceland Gull (JL)

South Beach Hornsea in am 2nd winter Glaucous Gull flew South (GB)

Brent Goose on KP, a scarcity at the Mere – Alan Elkin

10th March – KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Southorpe in am (GB,JL)

4 Grey Heron
6 Common Buzzard including one in off the sea
4+ Marsh Harrier (2 males)
Sparrowhawk
8 Great Crested Grebe
Little Grebe
34 Greylag Goose
36 Gadwall
Shoveler
28 Wigeon
6 Pochard
320+ Tufted Duck
2 Scaup (1 drake)
235+ Goldeneye
Green Woodpecker
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Treecreeper
4 Siskin
2 Mistle Thrush
5 Song Thrush
30+ Blackbird
5+ Cetti’s Warbler
Otter near Wassand Hide

juv Glaucous Gull on Hornsea seafront (JD)
nearby at Sandsfield a juv Iceland Gull (JL)

juv Glaucous Gull on Hornsea seafront – Jeni Davies

9th March – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk/Southorpe in am (JL)

3 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
5 Great Crested Grebe
Shelduck
2 Long-tailed Duck
2 Dunlin
Woodcock
Kingfisher
3 Cetti’s Warbler calling

8th March – Kirkholme Point early am (TI)

4 Cetti’s Warbler
Rock Pipit

Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL)

4 Grey Heron
Little Egret
3 Marsh Harrier
Shelduck
4 Great Crested Grebe
6 Teal
Shoveler
12 Wigeon
Scaup
210 Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
juv Glaucous Gull flew west
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Green Woodpecker
Treecreeper
5 Cetti’s Warbler calling

7th March – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL)

2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Barnacle Goose
3 Great Crested Grebe
female Scaup
2 Long-tailed Duck
Green Woodpecker

6th March – Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk/Southorpe in am (GB,SP,JL)

3 Grey Heron
2+ Marsh Harrier
2 Great Crested Grebe
female Scaup
2 Long-tailed Duck
Treecreeper
Green Woodpecker
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker + 4 drumming
2 Mistle Thrush
5 Song Thrush
2 Redwing
30+ Blackbird
12 Siskin
4+ Cetti’s Warbler calling

juv Iceland Gull at nearby Dacre Lakes 1st,3rd,5th and 6th March (JL)

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

4 Grey Heron
4+ Common Buzzard
5 Marsh Harrier (2 males)
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
138 Common Gull around Heslop’s
42 Greylag Goose
2 Great Crested Grebe (courtship display)
17 Teal
6 Shoveler
42 Gadwall
11 Pochard
285+ Tufted Duck
female Scaup
305+ Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
6 Lapwing
4 Skylark
Green Woodpecker
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming
Treecreeper
2 Stock Dove
14+ Redwing
20+ Blackbird
5+ Cetti’s Warbler calling

Common Gulls around Heslop's - Jeff Cox

Common Gulls around Heslop’s – Jeff Cox


Common Buzzard and Marsh Harrier - Jeff Cox

Common Buzzard and Marsh Harrier – Jeff Cox


Goldeneye - Jeff Cox

Goldeneye – Jeff Cox

4th March – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL)

2+ Marsh Harrier
3 Shoveler
Goldcrest
3 Cetti’s Warbler calling

Kirkholme Point in am (JL)

Sparrowhawk
60 Wigeon
2 Long-tailed Duck
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Cetti’s Warbler

3rd March – KP/Northside in am (GB)

2 Grey Heron
2 Shoveler
4 Teal
42 Gadwall
165 Tufted Duck
284 Goldeneye
2 Oystercatcher
adult Mediterranean Gull in summer plumage
3 Song Thrush
3 Cetti’s Warbler calling

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

3 Grey Heron
3+ Marsh Harrier
24 Barnacle Goose flew South
26 Tufted Duck
22 Goldeneye
Treecreeper
Great Spotted Woodpecker + 4 drumming
Green Woodpecker calling
26 Redwing
4 Song Thrush
2 Mistle Thrush
30+ Siskin
4+ Cetti’s Warbler calling

2nd March – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk/Southorpe in am (JL)

4 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
2+ Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
38 Gadwall
222 Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
23 Lapwing flew west
4 Stock Dove
Green Woodpecker
4 Cetti’s Warbler calling

1st March – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk/Southorpe in am (JL)

5 Grey Heron
2 Great Crested Grebe
2 Teal
2 Shoveler
30 Gadwall
200+ Tufted Duck
19 Pochard
240+ Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
Barn Owl
2 Stock Dove
Green Woodpecker
5+ Cetti’s Warbler calling


February Sightings

28th February – Wassand Hide/Southorpe in am (JL)

3 Marsh Harrier (2 males)
Great Crested Grebe
female Scaup
2 Long-tailed Duck
Curlew flew west
Kingfisher
4 Cetti’s Warbler calling

27th February – Grimston (TI)

Great Northern Diver flew north in the morning

26th February – Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL,GB)

5 Marsh Harrier
13 Barnacle Goose
172 Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
230+ Wood Pigeon
Green Woodpecker
4+ Great Spotted Woodpecker
Long-tailed Tit
34 Siskin
4 Song Thrush
2 Mistle thrush
2 Redwing
40+ Blackbird
4+ Cetti’s Warbler calling
Otter off Swan Island

25th February – Northside in am (GB)

2 Grey Heron
Sparrowhawk
60+ Wigeon
200+ Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck

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

2 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
36 Goldeneye
Green Woodpecker
12 Redwing
4 Song Thrush
30+ Blackbird
3+ Cetti’s Warbler calling with 1 seen near the Hide

24th February – Kirkholme Point late morning (ST)

some great pictures of a feeding Bittern at the East end reedbed near the jetties late morning

Bittern, Hornsea Mere - Steve Tout

Bittern, Hornsea Mere – Steve Tout


Bittern near the jetties - Steve Tout

Bittern near the jetties – Steve Tout


Bittern, Hornsea Mere - Steve Tout

Bittern, Hornsea Mere – Steve Tout

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL)

3 Common Buzzard
2+ Marsh Harrier
2 Long-tailed Duck
27 Lapwing flew west
3 Stock Dove
1w Iceland Gull flew west
Green Woodpecker
Goldcrest
35 Linnet
4 Cetti’s Warbler calling

23rd February – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL)

4 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier (2 males)
Peregrine
1w Iceland Gull flew west
Green Woodpecker
3 Cetti’s Warbler calling

22nd February – Seaton Road Hide in pm (EJH,RL,ML)

2 Long-tailed Duck
fem Scaup
Otter family

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk/Southorpe in am (JL,JC)

3 Marsh Harrier
Scaup
female Long-tailed Duck
2 Glaucous Gull (1w + 2w)
Green Woodpecker calling
Gold crest
2 Redwing
2 Stock Dove
4 Cetti’s Warbler calling
Otter

21st February – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk/Southorpe in am (JL)

3 Marsh Harrier
180 Wigeon
260+ Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
2cy Glaucous Gull flew west
4 Cetti’s Warbler heard

Glaucous Gull Longbeaches area Hornsea at 08:15 (AE)

Glaucous Gull Hornsea south shore - Alan Elkin

Glaucous Gull Hornsea south shore – Alan Elkin

20th February – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL)

drake Goosander
redhead Smew
Woodcock
juv Glaucous Gull flew west
ad/w Med Gull flew west in aft (EJH,RL,ML) also of interest nearby a juv Glaucous Gull at Dacre Lakes

Southorpe in am (JL)

66 Teal
2 drake Red-crested Pochard
female Long-tailed Duck

19th February – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL,GB,BMJ,EJH,JH)

4 Grey Heron
4+ Common Buzzard
5 Marsh Harrier – 2 males
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
34 Greylag Goose
4 Canada Goose
Great Crested Grebe
54 Teal
8 Shoveler
redhead Smew
105 Lapwing flew west
160 Golden Plover flew south
2 Lesser Black-backed Gull
juvenile Glaucous Gull flew west
3+ Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming
4 Cetti’s Warbler calling

18th February – Withernwick/Hatfield late am (MR,BMJ,AJ)

2 Tundra Bean Goose
41+ White-fronted Goose
20+ Greylag Goose

Tundra Bean Geese between Withernwick and Hatfield

Tundra Bean Geese between Withernwick and Hatfield


White-fronts and Tundra Bean Goose

White-fronts and Tundra Bean Goose


White-fronts and Greylags

White-fronts and Greylags


Tundra Bean Geese and White-fronts - Ade Johnson

Tundra Bean Geese and White-fronts – Ade Johnson


Tundra Bean Geese - Ade Johnson

Tundra Bean Geese – Ade Johnson

Southorpe in am (JL)

Marsh Harrier
105 Pink-footed Goose flew west
3 White-fronted Goose
Shag – “seen initially flying with a Cormorant ”head-on” being shorter winged. Both birds then turned and the individual in question was clearly seen to be smaller in direct comparison with a slender body and neck.
The smaller bird then carried on flying south as the Cormorant broke away to come down on the Mere. Assumed to be Shag because of stark contrast in size and structure.” Eds. Sounds more like a quick shag!
2 Shelduck
81 Pochard
223 Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck

Kirkholme Point/Northside in am (GB)

2 Grey Heron
260+ Wigeon
74 Gadwall
360+ Tufted Duck
1200+ Coot
58 Goldeneye
98 Tufted Duck
2 Oystercatcher

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk-in am (GB)

2 Grey Heron
4 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
10 Teal
4 Shoveler
460+ Coot
Jay
Green Woodpecker calling
6+ Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming
3 Mistle Thrush
25+ Blackbird
2 Cetti’s Warbler calling
Otter seen on the land near Wassand Field heading towards Decoy Plantation

17th February – Cowden late am (MR)

a minimum of 222 Red-throated Diver off Cowden late morning included 169 flying north flushed by a Fisheries vessel
1 Great Northern Diver off Cowden Range

Red-throated Divers off Cowden

Red-throated Divers off Cowden

Kirkholme Point in am (GB)

4 Grey Heron
132 Greylag Goose
17 Pink-footed Goose
2 Tundra Bean Goose
7 White-fronted Goose
Barnacle Goose
34 Mute Swan
2 Pintail
2 Cetti’s Warbler heard

Southorpe in am (JL,GB)

2 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Little Grebe
450+ Wigeon
64 Gadwall
185+ Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
42 Lapwing flew west
Snipe
Woodcock at Wassand
3 Cetti’s Warbler heard

Hatfield/Withernwick area (AJ)

Tundra Bean Goose + 50 White-fronted Geese

Tundra Bean Goose - Ade Johnson

Tundra Bean Goose – Ade Johnson


Tundra Bean Goose and White-fronted Goose - Ade Johnson

Tundra Bean Goose and White-fronted Goose – Ade Johnson


Tundra Bean Goose - Ade Johnson

Tundra Bean Goose – Ade Johnson

16th February – Hornsea seafront/KP in aft (MR,AJ)

Shag off Longbeaches caravan park
Purple Sandpiper on beach off Longbeaches
unidentified juv white-winged gull over south end of Caravan Park
ad Med Gull off KP
metal ringed (unread) Common Gull on KP

Purple Sandpiper off Longbeaches

Purple Sandpiper off Longbeaches


Purple Sandpiper off Longbeaches - Ade Johnson

Purple Sandpiper off Longbeaches – Ade Johnson


Shag off Longbeaches

Shag off Longbeaches


Shag off Longbeaches - Ade Johnson

Shag off Longbeaches – Ade Johnson


ringed Common Gull on KP

ringed Common Gull on KP

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL,GB,IA)

3 Grey Heron
4 Common Buzzard
3+ Marsh Harrier
3 Shelduck
drake Goosander
75 Lapwing flew west
Green Woodpecker heard
Mistle Thrush
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming
3 Cetti’s Warbler heard

Southorpe in am (JL,GB,IA)

2 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
345 Wigeon
7 Teal
drake Pintail
2 Long-tailed Duck
70+ Linnet
25+ Reed Bunting
2 Cetti’s Warbler heard

15th February – Kirkholme Point/Northside in am (GB)

3 Grey Heron
170+ Wigeon
64 Gadwall
10 Shoveler
64 Pochard
185+ Goldeneye
2 Oystercatcher
165 Lapwing
female Long-tailed Duck

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

3 Grey Heron
3 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
5+ Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming
5 Siskin
9 Long-tailed Tit
22 Blackbird
2 Cetti’s Warbler calling

Southorpe (JL,LB,GB)

85 Lapwing
Cetti’s Warbler calling
40+ Teal
2 Long-tailed Duck

14th February – Kirkholme Point/Northside in am (GB)

3 Grey Heron
20 Greylag Goose
45 Mute Swan
160+ Wigeon
175+ Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
2 Oystercatcher
first-winter Iceland Gull

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

3 Grey Heron
Bittern
Peregrine
3 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
20+ Blackbird
Otter

Southorpe in am and pm (JL,GB)

2 Marsh Harrier
Little Grebe
2 Black-necked Grebe
10 Shoveler
60+ Gadwall
104 Pochard
2 Long-tailed Duck
Barn Owl

13th February – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL)

3 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Cetti’s Warbler calling

Kirkholme Point in am (JL)

White-fronted Goose
first-winter Iceland Gull
Cetti’s Warbler calling

12th February – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL)

2 Bittern
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Glaucous Gull first and second-winter flew east
Cetti’s Warbler calling

11th February – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL)

3 Grey Heron
3 Marsh Harrier
second- winter Glaucous Gull flew east
2 Cetti’s Warbler heard

Bittern + juv Iceland Gull flew east in pm

Kirkholme Point in am (JL)

4 Grey Heron
Little Egret
Long-tailed Duck
first-winter Glaucous Gull flew east

10th February – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL)

3 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
3 Cetti’s Warbler heard
Otter near the Hide

Kirkholme Point in am (JL)

White–fronted Goose
24 Shoveler
40 Gadwall
Water Rail

9th February – Southorpe in am (JL)

22 Shoveler
86 Pochard
173 Goldeneye
Otter near Swan Island

8th February – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL)

Little Egret flew east
4+ Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine flew west
11 Lapwing
9 Golden Plover flew south
Jay

ad White-fronted Goose from KP (TI)
2 Oystercatcher on jetties

7th February – Kirkholme Point mid am (TI)

1w Iceland Gull

ad White-fronted Goose in field opposite the Freeport

6th February – Kirkholme Point in am (GB)

4 Tundra Bean Goose
38 White-fronted Goose
2 Oystercatcher
135+ Goldeneye

5th February – Seaton Road hide late am (EJH,JH)

2 Long-tailed Duck
Bittern flew west from KP in am (JL)

4th February – Wassand Hide mid aft (EJH,RL,ML)

2 Bittern
2 Long-tailed Duck
5+ Marsh Harrier

Field by Kirkholme Pt entrance late afternoon

Tundra Bean Goose
2 Pink-footed Geese
34 Russian White-fronted Geese

Seaton Road Hide dusk

2 Long-tailed Duck

Tundra Bean Goose with the White-fronts - Erich Hediger

Tundra Bean Goose with the White-fronts – Erich Hediger


Tundra Bean Goose with the White-fronts - Erich Hediger

Tundra Bean Goose with the White-fronts – Erich Hediger


Russian White-fronted Geese - Erich Hediger

Russian White-fronted Geese – Erich Hediger

3rd February – KP/Southorpe in am (GB,AE)

4 Grey Heron
42 White-fronted Goose
17 Pink-footed Goose
160+ Greylag Goose
38 Pochard
2 Goosander
Water Rail heard
2 Oystercatcher on KP (JC)

White-fronted Goose near Kirkholme - Alan Elkin

White-fronted Goose near Kirkholme – Alan Elkin


Greylag's and White-fronts - Alan Elkin

Greylag’s and White-fronts – Alan Elkin


Greylag's and White-fronts on the Mere - Alan Elkin

Greylag’s and White-fronts on the Mere – Alan Elkin

Hornsea South cliff (JC)

2 Stonechat (pair)
3 Skylark singing
9 Redwing
17 Common Gull

30+ White-fronted Goose on crop field opposite the Freeport
5+ Pink-footed Goose
50+ Greylag Goose

White-fronted Goose, Hornsea - Jeff Cox

White-fronted Goose, Hornsea – Jeff Cox


White-fronted Goose, Hornsea - Jeff Cox

White-fronted Goose, Hornsea – Jeff Cox


male Stonechat Hornsea South cliff - Jeff Cox

male Stonechat Hornsea South cliff – Jeff Cox


singing Skylark - Jeff Cox

singing Skylark – Jeff Cox

2nd February – Southside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JC,GB,JL,MF et al)

38 White-fronted Goose in 1st field
9 Pink-footed Goose in 1st field
3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier – 2 males
Shelduck
Water Rail
135 Lapwing flew west
20 Golden Plover flew south
Woodcock flew north
Green Woodpecker calling
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Grey Wagtail
20+ Blackbird

KP/Northside in am (GB)

3 Grey Heron
White-fronted Goose flew west
Shelduck
37 Pochard
125+ Goldeneye

Hornsea seafront in am (TI)

Great Northern Diver flew south off south end

White-fronts and Pink-feet in 1st field - Jeff Cox

White-fronts and Pink-feet in 1st field – Jeff Cox


White-fronts and Pink-feet in 1st field - Jeff Cox

White-fronts and Pink-feet in 1st field – Jeff Cox


White-fronts and Pink-feet in 1st field - Jeff Cox

White-fronts and Pink-feet in 1st field – Jeff Cox


Little Egret fishing on Stream Dyke - Jeff Cox

Little Egret fishing on Stream Dyke – Jeff Cox

1st February – Cheyne Walk fields Northside (BMJ)

38+ White-fronted Goose + 4 Tundra Bean Goose


January Sightings

31st January – Hornsea seafront (TI)

a small juv Glaucous Gull around the south end of the seafront at 14:25

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL)

3 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
juvenile Iceland Gull flew west
1830 Herring Gull flew west
Long-tailed Duck off Southorpe (GB)

30th January – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL)

3 White-fronted Goose flew west
juvenile Iceland Gull flew west
249 Herring Gull flew west
70+ Redwing

29th January – Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (RW,GB,JL)

4 Grey Heron
3 Marsh Harrier – 2 males
2 Common Buzzard
juvenile Iceland Gull flew west
1830 Herring Gull flew west
2300+ Coot
redhead Smew
2 drake Long-tailed Duck
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming
60+ Linnet
25+ Reed Bunting

28th January – KP/Southorpe in am (GB)

4 Grey Heron
male Marsh Harrier
White-fronted Goose flew North
3 Shelduck
2 drake Long-tailed Duck
“redhead”Smew
1860+ Coot

27th January – KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am/early aft (GB,BMJ,AW)

6 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
5 Marsh Harrier – 2 males
2 Sparrowhawk
75+ Greylag Goose
13 Tundra Bean Goose flew North
2 Shelduck
90+ Gadwall
42 Shoveler
440+ Tufted Duck
62 Pochard
135+ Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
male Goosander
3 Smew drake + 2”redheads”
sub-adult-3cy Glaucous Gull flew East
8 Stock Dove
3+ Great Spotted Woodpecker ”drumming”
Fieldfare
30+ Blackbird

getting scarce these days, a stunning drk Smew on the Mere - Alan Whitehead

getting scarce these days, a stunning drk Smew on the Mere – Alan Whitehead

26th January – KP/Southorpe in am/early aft (GB)

4 Grey Heron
3 Smew-drake + 2 “redheads”
Oystercatcher

Northside in am

male Marsh Harrier
185 Wigeon

Bewholme Hall in am

2 Shelduck
170+ Wigeon
2 Shoveler
70+ Lapwing

25th January – KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide (GB)

5 Grey Heron
Bittern
Common Buzzard
male Marsh Harrier
4 Tundra Bean Goose
Pink-footed Goose
78 Mute Swan
84 Gadwall
37 Shoveler
34 Pochard
90+ Goldeneye
male Long-tailed Duck
30+ Blackbird
Redwing
70+ Linnet
24 Chaffinch

24th January – KP in am (GB)

4 Grey Heron
9 Tundra Bean Goose
Pink-footed Goose
70+ Greylag Goose

23rd January – KP/Southorpe in am (GB)

4 Grey Heron
4 Shelduck
32 White-fronted Goose
4 Tundra Bean Goose
8 Pink-footed Goose
65 Greylag Goose
86 Mute Swan
84 Gadwall
32 Shoveler
4 Teal
30+ Wigeon
90+ Goldeneye

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in pm (GB,SP)

3 Grey Heron
Bittern
3 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
2 Goosander
Water Rail
Woodcock
150+ Wood Pigeon
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
30+ Blackbird

17th January – Hornsea seafront (TI)

1w Med Gull on grassed area nr Inshore Boat compound

1w Med Gull Hornsea seafront - Tim Isherwood

1w Med Gull Hornsea seafront – Tim Isherwood

1w Med Gull Hornsea seafront - Tim Isherwood

1w Med Gull Hornsea seafront – Tim Isherwood

2 Little Egret seen regularly at Grimston (TI)
single Tundra Bean Goose south in aft

16th January – Grimston (TI)

30 White-fronted Goose south late aft

14th January – Wassand Hide in pm (EJH,RL)

Cetti’s Warbler singing by hide
4 Marsh Harrier
Otter

juv Eurasian/Russian White-fronted Goose in field by Seaton Road hide late aft

Kirkholme Point/Northside in am (GB)

4 Grey Heron
“cream-crown” Marsh Harrier
166 Mute Swan
22 Teal
43 Shoveler
160+ Wigeon
80+ Gadwall
120+ Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck

13th January – Grimston (TI)

2 Glaucous Gull through during the day at Grimston

T-shirt weather for Glaucs at Grimston

T-shirt weather for Glaucs at Grimston

11th January – Kirkholme Point late am/Hornsea seafront early aft (EJH,RL)

Peregrine around Swan Island late morning
juv Glaucous Gull along Hornsea seafront
single 1w Med Gull at nearby Fosse Hill Pond

a cracking juvenile Glaucous Gull on Hornsea seafront - Erich Hediger

a cracking juvenile Glaucous Gull on Hornsea seafront – Erich Hediger

10th January – from Kirkholme Point in am (TI)

1 Long-tailed Duck
cream crown Marsh Harrier
adult Peregrine
1 Water Rail
1+ Great-northern Diver

juv Iceland Gull circled Inshore Boat compound early aft (southend Hornsea seafront) then flew south

from Kirkholme Point in pm

3+ Water Rail
Cetti’s singing from 2 locations from Kirkholme

9th January – from Kirkholme Point (AJ)

Great-northern Diver – still present and at times close to the jetties

Great-northern Diver just off the jetties - Ade Johnson

Great-northern Diver just off the jetties – Ade Johnson


Great-northern Diver - Ade Johnson

Great-northern Diver – Ade Johnson

8th January – Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (GB,BMJ)

first-winter Great Northern Diver off Swan Island
4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
107 Barnacle Goose
160+ Mute Swan
14 Shoveler
106 Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
42 Lapwing
220+ Wood Pigeon
20+ Blackbird

1 of the 2 Long-tailed Duck's present on Mere - Ade Johnson

1 of the 2 Long-tailed Duck’s present on Mere – Ade Johnson


Long-tailed Duck - Ade Johnson

Long-tailed Duck – Ade Johnson

7th January – from Kirkholme Point (JC)

a juv Great-northern Diver (5th Mere record) off the jetties from 10:30ish till early afternoon at least
2 Shelduck around Swan Island (EJH,RL et al)
no sign of Long-tailed Duck’s (much of Mere covered in mist)

Southside

105 Barnacle Goose
Green Woodpecker calling
large flock of Reed Bunting (30+), Yellowhammer (12+) , Linnet (60+) at Heslops
6 Redwing

South Cliff, Hornsea

pair Stonechat
Song Thrush
2 Redwing

Beach

5 Sanderling
7 Turnstone

Stream Dike

Grey Wagtail

Great-northern Diver off the jetties - Jeff Cox

Great-northern Diver off the jetties – Jeff Cox


Great-northern Diver - Jeff Cox

Great-northern Diver – Jeff Cox


Great-northern Diver - Jeff Cox

Great-northern Diver – Jeff Cox


Great-northern Diver - Jeff Cox

Great-northern Diver – Jeff Cox


juv Great-northern Diver on the Mere - Erich Hediger

juv Great-northern Diver on the Mere – Erich Hediger

5th January – Seaton Road Hide late am (EJH,RL,ML)

2 Long-tailed Duck

Kingswood, Hull – (MR)

5 Waxwing in tree by Pizza Hut at 15:20


December Sightings

31st December – from Kirkholme Pointlate aft (EJH,RL,ML)

13 Pink-footed Geese + 10 Eurasian White-fronted Goose off Kirkholme Point
Marsh Harrier from Seaton Road Hide
Shelduck south of Skirlington Market

27th December – Seaton Road Hide midday (EJH,RL,ML)

Long-tailed Duck
cream-crown Marsh Harrier

24th December – Kirkholme Point (JC)

2 Water Rail in Bull Hole
Grey Wagtail among the jetties

Stream Dyke

Snipe
Kingfisher

South Beach

8 Sanderling
4 Turnstone
Dunlin

Water Rails in Bull Hole - Jeff Cox

Water Rails in Bull Hole – Jeff Cox

18th December – Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (GB,BMJ)

5 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
191 Mute Swan
56 Shoveler
Scaup
85 Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
12 Lapwing
260+ Wood Pigeon
24 Blackbird
2 Bullfinch
Yellowhammer

17th December – Seaton Rd Hide late am – (EJH,RL,ML)

Long-tailed Duck, 7 Whooper Swan + Shelduck, All distant.

Wassand Hide mid a’noon – fem Scaup + cream-crowned Marsh Harrier

16th December – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in pm (GB,BMJ)

2 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
22 Shoveler
130+ Wood Pigeon
3750+ Starling to roost in Decoy
Grey Wagtail
20+ Blackbird

11th December – Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (GB,BMJ)

4 Grey Heron
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
181 Mute Swan
120+ Barnacle Goose
Redwing
20+ Blackbird
2+ Cetti’s Warbler

Seaton Rd Hide late am – Cream-crown Marsh Harrier (EJH,JH)

7th December – Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (GB)

5 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
2 Kestrel
9 Whooper Swan-departed at 10:55
120+Barnacle Goose
White-fronted Goose
82 Lapwing
350+Wood Pigeon
Meadow Pipit
Redwing
25+Blackbird
2 Song thrush
Mistle Thrush

5th December – Beeley, Derbyshire (MR)

some record shots of the Dusky Thrush currently in Derbyshire

Dusky Thrush, Duke's Barn, Beeley

Dusky Thrush, Duke’s Barn, Beeley


Dusky Thrush, Duke's Barn, Beeley

Dusky Thrush, Duke’s Barn, Beeley


Dusky Thrush, Duke's Barn, Beeley

Dusky Thrush, Duke’s Barn, Beeley


Dusky Thrush - Tim Isherwood

Dusky Thrush – Tim Isherwood


Dusky Thrush - Tim Isherwood

Dusky Thrush – Tim Isherwood


Duke's Barn, Beeley

Duke’s Barn, Beeley

4th December – Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (GB,BMJ)

5 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
120+Barnacle Goose
58 Canada Goose
145+Pochard
Lapwing
220+Wood Pigeon
160+Redwing
2 Fieldfare
Mistle Thrush
30+Blackbird
Treecreeper
Jay
2 Linnet
5 Meadow Pipit
4 Yellow Hammer
20+Reed Bunting
3 Snow Bunting flew East at 09:40

3rd December – from Kirkholme Point (GT)

single White-fronted Goose from KP early aft


November Sightings

29th November – Kirkholme Point (TI)

2 Redshank
120+ Barnacle Goose
Grey Wagtail
Cetti’s Warbler heard
2+ Water Rail heard

28th November – Pat Haven/Welwick Saltmarsh (EJH,ML,RL,MR)

juv Pallid Harrier flew low east over Pat Haven foreshore 14:00 heading towards Skeffling area when lost to view, then back west over Welwick saltmarsh and Pat Haven strays 14:54
4+ SEO
2 Merlin
ringtail Hen Harrier
Sparrowhawk
5 Pink-footed Goose over
Australian Shelduck type on mudflats with Shelduck off Pumping station channel 14:30

Australian type Shelduck off Pat Haven Pump Station

Australian type Shelduck off Pat Haven Pump Station


Australian type Shelduck

Australian type Shelduck

27th November – Seaton Road Hide late am (EJH,RL)

Slavonian Grebe
Long-tailed Duck from Wassand hide mid aft

Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (GB)

5 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
117 Barnacle Goose
440+ Wigeon
2 Pintail
2 Long-tailed Duck
25+ Blackbird
Linnet
30 Reed Bunting
25+ Tree Sparrow

25th November – Pat Haven/Welwick Saltmarsh (MR)

juv Pallid Harrier over Pat Haven strays 09:40-09:50, Welwick Saltmarsh 10:34-11:35 on and off, last seen low over Pat Haven foreshore 12:15
2 Marsh Harrier
ringtail Hen Harrier
Merlin
Sparrowhawk
Common Buzzard
3+ SEO
Kestrel
2 Snow Bunting flew west along river from southern tip of Pat Haven strays 13:02

juv Pallid Harrier Welwick Saltmarsh late morning

juv Pallid Harrier Welwick Saltmarsh late morning


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phonescoped at west end of Welwick Saltmarsh

phonescoped at west end of Welwick Saltmarsh

Stream Dyke, Hornsea (JC)

2 Kingfisher
Little Egret
Grey Wagtail

Little Egret - Jeff Cox

Little Egret – Jeff Cox

Kingfisher - Jeff Cox

Kingfisher – Jeff Cox

Grey Wagtail - Jeff Cox

Grey Wagtail – Jeff Cox

24th November – Pat Haven/Welwick Saltmarsh (MR)

juv Pallid Harrier over Welwick Saltmarsh 13:00-14:10
Sparrowhawk
2 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
Merlin
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recordshot of juv Pallid Harrier over Welwick Saltmarsh

recordshot of juv Pallid Harrier over Welwick Saltmarsh

Hornsea Mere Southside in am (JC)

94 Barnacle Goose in field south of Heslops + 30 in a separate flock that flew in from SW onto the Mere
c20 Tree Sparrow
c30 Reed Bunting
4 Yellowhammer
c10 Greenfinch
14 Blackbird
3 Grey Heron
130+ Redwing

Northside in am (GB)

5 Grey Heron
420+Wigeon
165 Gadwall
2 Long-tailed Duck

23rd November – Kirkholme Point (JC)

2 Water Rail in Bull Hole
1 Grey Wagtail

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

7 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
117 Barnacle Goose
2 Long-tailed Duck
35+ Lapwing flew south
10+ Fieldfare
60+ Redwing
25+ Blackbird
Jay
Bullfinch
30+ Tree Sparrow
20+ Reed Bunting

Water Rail in Bull Hole - Jeff Cox

Water Rail in Bull Hole – Jeff Cox


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22nd November – Kirkholme Point in am (GB)

5 Grey Heron
Slavonian Grebe
260 Greylag Goose
35 Lapwing flew south

21st November – from KP (JC)

Water Rail in Bull Hole
6 Moorhen
2 Grey Heron

Seaton Road Hide

Long-tailed Duck, male showing well right in front of the hide
drake Pintail
c200 Wigeon
c60 Pochard
c100 Gadwall
c50 Goldeneye

19th November – Kirkholme Point/Southorpe/Wassand Hide (GB,BMJ)

10 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
3 Whooper Swan
450+ Greylag Goose
75+ Barnacle Goose
230+ Wigeon
2 Long-tailed Duck
Common Scoter
15 Redwing
20+ Blackbird
2 Meadow Pipit

18th November – Kirkholme Point/Southorpe in am (GB,AE)

7 Grey Heron
Sparrowhawk
9 Whooper Swan
1000+ Grey Lag Goose
8 Tundra Bean Goose
7 White-fronted Goose
64 Pink-footed Goose flew south west
220+ Gadwall
Long-tailed Duck
20+ Redwing

16th November – Kirkholme Point/Southorpe in am (GB,BMJ,AE)

Redshank
3 Common Snipe
2 Meadow Pipit
4 Goldfinch
Snow Bunting flew west

15th November – Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (EJH,RL,GB)

7 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
8 White-fronted Goose
230 Wigeon
44 Teal
34 Shoveler
90+Pochard
4 Long-tailed Duck including a first- winter male
2 Common Scoter
35 Lapwing
450+Wood Pigeon
2 Bearded Tit from Wassand Hide
2 Redwing

14th November – Southorpe in am (GB)

Common Scoter
35 Lapwing
7 Redpoll

13th November – Northside/Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (GB,DB,SB)

7 Grey Heron
2 Sparrowhawk
1200+ Grey Lag Goose
100 Pink-footed Goose flew south
White-fronted Goose
2 Tundra Bean Goose
107 Barnacle Goose
203 Mute Swan
28 Great Crested Grebe
44 Teal
3 Scaup
95+ Goldeneye
redhead Smew
Common Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
60+ Lapwing
74 Golden Plover flew south
46 Redwing
2 Meadow Pipit
Redpoll
Bullfinch
30+ Reed Bunting
2 Yellowhammer

11th November – Kirkholme Point/Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (GB,BMJ)

7 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
26 Great Crested Grebe
450+Grey Lag Geese
107 Barnacle Geese
85+ Goldeneye
Common Scoter
64 Lapwing
2 Moorhen
40+ Starling
22 Redwing
30+ Blackbird
20+ Reed Bunting

10th November – Kirkholme Point/Southorpe in am (GB)

5 Grey Heron
7 White-fronted Goose
8 Tundra Bean Goose flew north
Smew
Common Scoter

9th November – Red-breasted Merganser reported

8th November – Kirkholme Point in am (GB)

5 Grey Heron
Slavonian Grebe
3 Pink-footed Goose
7 White-fronted Goose
Long-tailed Duck
redhead Smew
85+ Goldeneye

7th November – Kirkholme Point (JC)

2 Waxwing around 07:45 near Hornsea Freeport

Redshank west
Fieldfare
Slavonian Grebe
drake Pintail by Tree Island
2 Cetti’s Warbler
6 Grey Heron
9 Great Crested Grebe
c50 Goldeneye
8 Moorhen

Southorpe in am (GB)

6 Grey Heron
Slavonian Grebe
7 White-fronted Goose
65 Pink-footed Goose flew north west
Long-tailed Duck
Common Scoter
6 Redwing

Offshore Hornsea early am (GB)

All movement north
Red-throated Diver
5 Common Scoter
6 Little Auk

distant drk Pintail off Tree Island - Jeff Cox

distant drk Pintail off Tree Island – Jeff Cox


Fieldfare on KP - Jeff Cox

Fieldfare on KP – Jeff Cox

6th November – Offshore Hornsea early am (GB)

6 Whooper Swan flew south
Great Skua flew south

Kirkholme Point in am

8 Whooper Swan
2 Grey Wagtail

5th November – Kirkholme Point/Northside in (GB,JC)

5 Grey Heron
Slavonian Grebe
8 Tundra Bean Goose
7 White-fronted Goose
1600+ Grey Lag Goose
12 Fieldfare
5 Redwing

4th November – Kirkholme Point/Southorpe in am (GB,AE)

5 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard in off the sea flew south
Slavonian Grebe
Bean Goose flew north east
25 Whooper Swan (15(3 juvs)6 and 4)
Common Scoter
6 Redwing

3rd November – Kirkholme Point/Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (GB,LI,BMJ,JC)

6 Grey Heron
Slavonian Grebe
2 Whooper Swan (adults, departed 10:33)
Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
7 White-fronted Goose
38 Pink-footed Goose flew south;2 at KP
Scaup
70+ Goldeneye
Common Scoter
2 Bearded Tit from Hide (SP)
Treecreeper
2 Goldcrest
Bullfinch
10+ Redwing
25+ Blackbird
30+ Reed Bunting
17 Tree Sparrow
2 Yellowhammer

Patrington Haven mid aft – (MR)

immature Rough-legged Buzzard over the saltmarsh + briefly on bank nr Pumping station 15:00-15:45, then flew WSW towards Outstray Farm
1 Woodcock
Peregrine
good no’s Thrushes along Winestaed Drain and around car park

phonescoped Rough-legged Buzzard at Pat Haven

phonescoped Rough-legged Buzzard at Pat Haven


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Fieldfare + Blackbird along Winestead Drain

Fieldfare + Blackbird along Winestead Drain

2nd November – Kirkholme Point/Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (GB,AE)

5 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
11 Whooper Swan (adults)
7 White-fronted Goose
2 Tundra Bean Goose
107 Barnacle Goose
2 Pintail
65+ Goldeneye
2 ”redhead”Goosander flew west
Common Scoter
60+ Redwing
Rock Pipit

6 Whooper Swan from Wassand Hide - Alan Elkin

6 Whooper Swan from Wassand Hide – Alan Elkin


Hen Harrier today around Sunk Island

Hen Harrier today around Sunk Island

1st November – Southorpe (GB)

5 Grey Heron
8 Whooper Swan (1 juvenile) departed 10:00
8 Tundra Bean Goose flew north east at 10:10
7 White-fronted Goose
Common Scoter
8 Lapwing


October Sightings

31st October – Southorpe in am (GB,BMJ,AE)

4 Grey Heron
Little Egret
Slavonian Grebe (adult)
7 Tundra Bean Goose
7 White-fronted Goose
Common Scoter
64 Goldeneye
6 Golden Plover flew south
20 Fieldfare flew west

Grimston – (TI)

single Waxwing present early am

30th October – Kirkholme Point in am (GB,DB,SB,BMJ,MI,AE,LI)

4 Grey Heron
2 Slavonian Grebe (adults)
12 Whooper Swan (adults-all departing by 11:30)
2000+ Grey Lag Goose
7 White-fronted Goose
7 Tundra Bean Goose
135 Canada Geese
320+ Pink-footed Goose
2 Pintail
Common Scoter
65+ Golden Plover flew south west
2 Snipe

Southorpe/Wassand Hide in pm

6 Grey Heron
Little Egret
2 Common Buzzard
Slavonian Grebe (juvenile) day total 3
192 Mute Swan
15 Whooper Swan (adults- new arrivals) day total 27
107 Barnacle Goose
2 Pintail
Great Spotted Woodpecker
600+ Wood Pigeon
18 Meadow Pipit
28 Tree Sparrow

29th October – Kirkholme Point in am (GB,BMJ,JC,AE)

Slavonian Grebe
19 Whooper Swan-two groups-3 juveniles
2 Pink-footed Goose

Southorpe/Wassand Hide in pm (GB,SP)

8 Grey Heron
6+ Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
3 Whooper Swan-adults- arrived at 14:10 (day total 22)
106 Pink-footed flew south
Tundra Bean Goose flew west
6 Pintail
4 Bearded Tit
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker
8 Meadow Pipit

Holmpton/Hollym 08:30-13:00 (TM,MR)

30 Whooper Swan south (25 + 5)
3 Snow Bunting south
1 Great White Egret south 11:58
200+ Pink-footed Goose
ad + 1w Med Gull
4 Gadwall on sea
1 Teal
1 Shoveler
4 Mallard
Grey Wagtail
Blackcap

Whooper Swan's off Holmpton

Whooper Swan’s off Holmpton


Whooper Swan's off Holmpton

Whooper Swan’s off Holmpton


phonescoped ad Med Gull at Holmpton

phonescoped ad Med Gull at Holmpton

28th October – Kirkholme Point/Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (GB,BMJ)

6 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Slavonian Grebe
12 Whooper Swan including two juveniles
260+ Pink-footed Goose in four skeins heading north west
6 Tundra Bean Goose heading north west
107 Barnacle Geese
900+ Grey Lag Goose
7+ Pintail
30+ Teal
850+ Tufted Duck
80+ Pochard
44 Goldeneye
23 Lapwing
8 Redwing
20+ Meadow Pipit
15+ Tree Sparrow
5 Yellowhammer
Bullfinch
Goldcrest

27th October – Kirkholme Point in am (GB)

Slavonian Grebe
14 Tundra Bean Goose flew NE at 10:20
16 Siskin

Hornsea beach early am (JC)

Stonechat
8 Sanderling

Southside/Wassand Hide (JC)

33 Pochard
5 Great-crested Grebe
Kestrel
30+ Redwing
Great Spotted Woodpecker
2 Common Buzzard
4 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier (cream crown)
2 Kingfisher past hide
c160 Pink-footed Goose, flying south east
Cetti’s Warbler

Kingsfield in pm (GB)

150+ Pink-footed Goose flew south at 16:00

26th October – Aldbrough Fish Ponds (AJ)

1 Rough-legged Buzzard – showed/seen well over the ponds before being mobbed by Corvids and pushed towards the coast and lost to view mid afternoon

Kirkholme Point in am (GB,BMJ,JC)

4 Grey Heron
Slavonian Grebe
135 Pink-footed Goose in two skeins passing south
5 Pintail
3 Goosander
2 Cetti’s Warbler

400+ Pink-footed Goose in fields to the west of the road south of Skipsea (TI)

Holmpton/Hollym (TM,MR)

Merlin
Sparrowhawk
1 Shorelark south mid am
1 Snow Bunting clifftop set-a-side
2+ Brambling
1 Knot south
12+ Wigeon south

Merlin at Holmpton

Merlin at Holmpton

25th October – from Kirkholme Point (GB,TI)

4 Grey Heron
Curlew south
Slavonian Grebe
1 Pink-footed Goose
11 White-fronted Goose
123 Canada Goose
3 redhead Goosander/Goosnar
Common Scoter
40+ Goldeneye
Kingfisher
2 Cetti’s Warbler

Ring Ouzel and Brambling heard by East Lodge in Wassand (TI)

80 Pink-footed Goose south over seafront

Southorpe Fields (MR)

68+ Pink-footed Goose
2 Rock Pipit
8+ alba Wagtail
1 Grey Wagtail
11+ Meadow Pipit
1w Blackbird bearing a metal ring

Long-eared Owl flushed from cliff at Cowden late aft
3+ Chiffchaff

Grimstom (TI)

2 Black Redstart
3 Chiffchaff
Little Egret
Merlin
Peregrine

'Southorpe' Accentor

‘Southorpe’ Accentor

24th October – Grimston (TI)

4 Bearded Tit flew west, another site first for Grimston

KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (GB)

6 Grey Heron
2 Sparrowhawk
Slavonian Grebe
22 Great Crested Grebe
1850+ Coot
Scaup
36 Goldeneye
10 Redshank flew West
8 Redwing
300+ Wood Pigeon
Cetti’s Warbler
12 Meadow Pipit
Grey Wagtail
25+ Tree Sparrow
16 Siskin

23rd October – Grimston (TI)

Grimston’s purple patch continue’s with the 5th new species for the recording area logged in the past 4 weeks, with a Hume’s Warbler caught and ringed today. Also today Little Egret, Short-eared Owl, Peregrine and 3 Swallow through, and Jack Snipe yesterday

Hume's Warbler, a new bird for Grimston - Tim Isherwood

Hume’s Warbler, a new bird for Grimston – Tim Isherwood

KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (GB,BMJ,JC)

5 Grey Heron
3 Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
10 Tundra Bean Goose flew SE at 12:25
107 Barnacle Goose
250+ Wood Pigeon
Goldcrest
12 Meadow Pipit
Jay

22nd October – KP/Southorpe in am (GB,JC,BMJ,AE)

5 Grey Heron
Sparrowhawk
2 Slavonian Grebe
1200+ Grey Lag Goose
65+ White-fronted Goose
7 Tundra Bean Goose
1500+ Pink-footed Goose
several large skeins passing mainly East
107 Barnacle Goose
135 Canada Goose
194 Mute Swan
2 Pintail
34 Goldeneye
Redshank

21st October – KP in am (GB,JC,AE)

Little Egret
Black-necked Grebe
65 White-fronted Goose
55 Pink-footed Goose
2 Pintail
24 Goldeneye
3 Goosander
Kingfisher
Curlew flew East

KP/Southorpe in pm

5 Grey Heron
Black-necked Grebe
3 skeins comprising 350+ Pink-footed Goose flew WNW
Tundra Bean Goose
107 Barnacle Goose

Wassand Hide (SP)

Marsh Harrier
Common Buzzard
Goosander
Slavonian Grebe
Kingfisher
2 Bearded Tit
Great-crested Grebe

20th October – KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (GB)

5 Grey Heron
male Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
350+ Mallard
270+ Gadwall
3 Pintail
54 Shoveler
350+ Wigeon
74 Teal
44 Pochard
760+ Tufted Duck
22 Goldeneye
5 Goosander
107 Barnacle Goose
950+ Grey Lag Goose
7 Tundra Bean Goose flew SE
85+ White-fronted Goose
5 skeins comprising 480+ Pink-footed Goose mainly passing SE
with 90 birds landing near Swan Island
60 Redwing
45 Blackbird

belated pic showing the rump of the Grimston Siberian Stonechat - Tim Isherwood

belated pic showing the rump of the Grimston Siberian Stonechat – Tim Isherwood

19th October – Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (JC,GB)

Shelduck
135 Canada Goose
107 Barnacle Goose
7 Tundra Bean Goose flew north
10 Whooper Swan
7 Goldeneye
Redshank flew east
Little Gull
4 Cetti’s Warbler
2 Fieldfare
25+ Redwing
40+ Blackbird

Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in pm (GB)

4 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
130 Pink-footed Goose flew South
260 Wigeon
270+ Gadwall
Pintail
35 Redwing
40+ Blackbird
2 Cetti’s Warbler

Cormorant from Wassand Hide - Jeff Cox

Cormorant from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Wigeon from Wassand Hide - Jeff Cox

Wigeon from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox

Grimston – (TI)

9 Common Crossbill in at Grimston

9 Crossbill's at Grimston - Tim Isherwood

9 Crossbill’s at Grimston – Tim Isherwood

18th October – Tunstall/Hilston/Cowden late am/early pm (TM,MR)

650+ Pink-footed Goose in several skeins heading south
3 Whooper Swan
2 Goosander
3+ Wheatear
3+ Chiffchaff
2+ Swallow
Brambling
male Ring Ouzel at Cowden

also from Cowden (JC)

3 Blackcap
2 Bullfinch
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
c20 Reed Bunting
c60 Redwing
8 Fieldfare
3 Mistle Thrush
Song Thrush
Lots of Goldcrest in the sycamores
3 Roe Deer

Roe Deer at Cowden - Jeff Cox

Roe Deer at Cowden – Jeff Cox

Grimston late aft (TI)

male Redstart
140+ Pink-footed Goose in 3 skeins

Pink-feet over Tunstall

Pink-feet over Tunstall


Pink-feet heading south off Tunstall

Pink-feet heading south off Tunstall


Whooper Swan's south off Tunstall

Whooper Swan’s south off Tunstall


Goosander/Goosnars south off Tunstall

Goosander/Goosnars south off Tunstall


Brambling at Hilston

Brambling at Hilston


signage Tunstall style

signage Tunstall style

17th October – Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (GB)

6 Grey Heron
3+ Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
3 Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
13 Tundra Bean Goose
65 White-fronted Goose flew North at 11:20
107 Barnacle Goose
220+ Gadwall
650+ Tufted Duck
2 Pintail
3 Goldeneye
4 Redwing
8 Bearded Tit
40+ Meadow Pipit
4 Yellowhammer

Spurn area – (TM,MR)

Dusky Warbler down the Point

Dusky Warbler down the Point


Stonechat at Spurn

Stonechat at Spurn


phonescoped Isabelline Wheatear at Easington

phonescoped Isabelline Wheatear at Easington


Siberian Accentor at Easington

Siberian Accentor at Easington


Spotted Flycatcher at Gas Terminal

Spotted Flycatcher at Gas Terminal

16th October – Southorpe/Wassand Hide in pm (GB,BMJ)

4 Grey Heron
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
Whooper Swan flew south at 16:20
107 Barnacle Goose
3 Pintail
220+ Redwing
150+ Fieldfare flew south at 15:20
25+ Song Thrush
40+ Blackbird
4 Swallow
2 Bearded Tit
3 Long-tailed Tit
20+ Tree Sparrow
Cetti’s Warbler from KP in am

Southorpe early am – (MR)

18 Redpoll
4+ Brambling
good no’s Redwing, Song Thrush, Blackbird

Cowden in am

Merlin
2 Snipe
4+ Blackcap
9+ Brambling
11+ Siskin
2 Ring Ouzel
27+ Redpoll south
1 Mute Swan north
good no’s Redwing, Song Thrush, Blackbird
9 Tundra Bean Goose south of Holmpton/Out Newton mid aft

Brambling at Cowden

Brambling at Cowden


part of a group of 9 Tundra Bean Goose nr Holmpton/Out Newton

part of a group of 9 Tundra Bean Goose nr Holmpton/Out Newton

Grimston – (TI,Jo)

1 Siberian Stonechat

Siberian Stonechat - Tim Isherwood

Siberian Stonechat – Tim Isherwood


bedraggled Siberian Stonechat at Grimston

bedraggled Siberian Stonechat at Grimston


Siberian Stonechat, another first for the Grimston area

Siberian Stonechat, another first for the Grimston area

15th October – KP in am (GB)

4 Grey Heron
Little Gull

Southorpe/Wassand Hide in pm

5 Grey Heron
3 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
80 Pink-footed Goose north 13:50
950+ Grey Lag Goose
87 White-fronted Goose
107 Barnacle Goose
5 Pintail
60+ Shoveler
430+ Tufted Duck
5 Goldeneye
12 Redwing
10 Song Thrush
Brambling
4 Yellowhammer
25+ Reed Bunting
15 Tree Sparrow

14th October – Kingsfield, Hornsea (GB)

8 White-fronted Goose flew south at 15:40

13th October – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in pm (GB,SP)

2 Grey Heron
4+ Common Buzzard
“cream-crown” Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
55+ Shoveler
Pintail
3 Goldeneye
4+ Bearded Tit
3 Swallow

12th October – Grimston (TI)

1 Great White Egret through north 07:30

from Kirkholme Point (GB,AE)

7 Grey Heron
2 Little Grebe
130 Wigeon
185 Tufted Duck
42 Pochard
Dunlin
Ringed Plover

9th October – from Kirkholme Point (JC,AE)

2 Grey Plover
Cetti’s Warbler
891 Greylag Goose
1 Pink-footed Goose
19 Pochard
c60 Wigeon
3 Great-crested Grebe
3 Grey Heron
Little Egret

4 Tundra Bean Goose flew NW at 08:40 (GB)

drk Eider off Hornsea seafront 15:30 (MW)

Southside

c100 Barnacle Goose
2 Redwing in top scrub
1 Redwing in Ouzel Hedge
c25 Reed Bunting in Ouzel Hedge
2 Jay

Cowden – early aft (MR,AJ)

1 Yellow-browed Warbler tho elusive
12+ Chiffchaff
20+ Goldcrest
2 Lesser Redpoll
1+ Grey Wagtail
40+ Redwing

Lesser Redpoll at Cowden

Lesser Redpoll at Cowden


Chiffchaff at Cowden

Chiffchaff at Cowden


Red Admiral at Cowden

Red Admiral at Cowden

Grimston – (TI)

a new bird for the Grimston recording area with a 1w male Red-flanked Bluetail, caught and ringed this afternoon.

Red-flanked Bluetail at Grimston - Tim Isherwood

Red-flanked Bluetail at Grimston – Tim Isherwood


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also from Grimston today

Great-northern Diver
Pomarine Skua
2 Yellow-browed Warbler
Ring Ouzel
20 Brambling
15 Chiffchaff
Swallow
Grey Wagtail
Short-eared Owl in off
4+ Blackcap
Wheatear

8th October – Cowden 08:00-12:30 (MR,MT)

3 Yellow-browed Warbler
6+ Blackcap
12+ Chiffchaff
35+ Goldcrest
150+ Redwing
50+ Blackbird
40+ Song Thrush
3 Swallow
Brambling
Redstart
Ring Ouzel
Jack Snipe
3 Grey Heron north

Grimston in am (TI)

Yellow-browed Warbler
Short-eared Owl
2 Redstart
4 Wheatear
15 Chiffchaff
20 Brambling
good no’s of Thrush’s

KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide – in am (GB,AE)

2 Little Egret
11 Grey Heron
107 Barnacle Geese
26 Great Crested Grebe
140+ Gadwall
Pintail
Grey Plover
Ruff flew south
10+ Redwing
4 Song Thrush
Ring Ouzel
20+ Blackbird
Cetti’s Warbler
9 Long-tailed Tit
25+ Reed Bunting
15 Tree Sparrow
4 Yellowhammer
20+ Chaffinch

7th October – from Kirkholme Point (JC,AE,GB)

1 Grey Plover
2 Little Egret
7+Grey Heron
24 Great Crested Grebe
230+ Wigeon
160+ Tufted Duck
15 Pochard
Grey Plover
Dunlin

Grey Plover on KP - Alan Elkin

Grey Plover on KP – Alan Elkin

Grimston day totals – (TI)

Great Grey Shrike
Garden Warbler
2 Swallow
2 Stonechat
3 Blackcap
25 Chiffchaff
60 Goldcrest
30 Redwing
3 Ring Ouzel
60 Song Thrush
45 Brambling
4 Yellow-browed warbler
Redstart
2 Short-eared Owl

a brief Great Grey Shrike in at Grimston - Tim Isherwood

a brief Great Grey Shrike in at Grimston – Tim Isherwood


Brambling at Grimston - Tim Isherwood

Brambling at Grimston – Tim Isherwood

6th October – 1st Field/KP (JC,BMJ,GB)

3 Redwing in the top scrub with good no’s of Blackbird
580+ Greylag Geese
Grey Plover
Dunlin

5th October – Withernwick (TI)

1 Yellow-browed Warbler in the churchyard

3rd October – Cowden 14:15-17:30 (MR)

3 Common Buzzard appeared to come in off the sea at 14:30 and headed NW inland
1 Yellow-browed Warbler
3+ Chiffchaff
1 Willow Warbler
10+ Goldcrest
2 Swallow
Grey Wagtail on clifftop
66 Common Scoter north

Grimston (TI)

3 Yellow-browed Warbler
4 Stonechat
2 Grey Wagtail
several Redwing
6 Chiffchaff
30+ Goldcrest
Wheatear
Merlin

Common Buzzard at Cowden 1 of 3

Common Buzzard at Cowden 1 of 3


Common Buzzard in off at Cowden 2 of 3

Common Buzzard in off at Cowden 2 of 3


Yellow-browed Warbler at Cowden

Yellow-browed Warbler at Cowden


Yellow-browed Warbler at Cowden

Yellow-browed Warbler at Cowden

2nd October – 3hrs seawatch off Grimston (TI)

28 Sooty Shearwater
Puffin
20 Bonxie
Long-tailed Duck
Great-northern Diver

1st October – Cowden late aft (MR)

Jack Snipe
3+ Chiffchaff
2 Sparrowhawk
12 Pink-footed Goose over south

Sparrowhawk south at Cowden

Sparrowhawk south at Cowden

Kirkholme Point in am (JC,GB)

Scaup
Common Scoter
4 Grey Heron
16 Pochard
Little Egret
Chiffchaff singing
Cetti’s Warbler

Common Scoter over Mere - Jeff Cox

Common Scoter over Mere – Jeff Cox

Southside (JC,LB)

Snipe
c60 Pochard
Scaup
2 Grey Heron
2 Chiffchaff
Willow Warbler
2 Cetti’s Warbler
Skylark singing
5 Pink-footed Goose (in field with Barnacle Geese)
105 Barnacle Goose
Kestrel

Pink-feet along the Southside - Jeff Cox

Pink-feet along the Southside – Jeff Cox


Barnacle Goose - Jeff Cox

Barnacle Goose – Jeff Cox


September Sightings

30th September – KP – in am (JC,AE,GB,BMJ)

7 Grey Heron
Little Egret
235 Wigeon
5 Scaup
185 Tufted Duck
5 Pochard

Scaup - Alan Elkin

Scaup – Alan Elkin


5 Scaup on the Mere - Jeff Cox

5 Scaup on the Mere – Jeff Cox

Wassand Hide – in am (GB,BMJ)

3 Grey Heron
255+ Pink-footed Goose in three skeins flew South
5+ Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Osprey flew South West at 11:44
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
120+ Gadwall
64 Shoveler
6+ Pintail
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Chiffchaff

27th September – from Kirkholme Point (TI,AE)

juv Scaup
Ruff
Little Egret

Ruff from KP - Alan Elkin

Ruff from KP – Alan Elkin

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