June Sightings

22nd June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

Bonxie close north off Hornsea 15:48

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

Bonxie off Hornsea this afternoon – Roy Lyon


Common Swift over the Southside – Jeff Cox


a new generation of noisy neighbours – Justin Foradip


Black-tailed Skimmers – Jeff Cox


Spotted Flycatcher in Wassand – Steve Mason


Otters from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Otter from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Black-headed Gull looking for chips – Steve Mason

21st June – Ulrome

Arctic Skua north 18:40

1 Manx Shearwater north past Hornsea in evening

20th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Little Egret
Cuckoo
2+ Common Tern

c90 (in 2 flocks) Common Scoter north off Hornsea

Chimney Sweep moth – Jeff van Dyke


Common Scoters off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Marsh Harrier from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

19th June – Grimston

5 Manx Shearwater south in evening

18th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

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

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

Bearded Tit from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Common Tern from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

17th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

Green Sandpiper at Grimston in evening

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

Common Scoters passing Hornsea offshore – Roy Lyon

16th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

4 Eider north past Mappleton

Common Blue – Jeff Cox


Common Blue – Jeff Cox


Bee Orchids at Mappleton – Bill Harkleroad


Bee Orchids at Mappleton – Bill Harkleroad


Mint Moth at Grimston – Tim Isherwood


Northern Marsh Orchid at Grimston – Tim Isherwood


Painted Lady at Grimston – Tim Isherwood

15th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

19 Common Scoter north past Hornsea in evening

Common Scoters past Hornsea – Roy Lyon


escaped Red-breasted Goose from KP carpark – Ken Kennedy

14th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

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

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

Spoonbills on Swan Island spit – Jon Lamplough


Hedgehog – Roy Lyon


Kestrel – Roy Lyon


Gannet off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

13th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

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

12th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

10 Eider drifting south off Hornsea
Kittiwakes moving off Hornsea

Little Egret at the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Eiders off Hornsea early evening – Roy Lyon


Kittiwakes off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Meadow Pipit Hornsea clifftop – Roy Lyon

11th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Gannet off Hornsea early evening – Roy Lyon


Great-crested Grebe on sea off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Common Scoters – Roy Lyon

10th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

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

Great-crested Grebe – Jon Lamplough

9th June – Aldbrough

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

Rose-coloured Starling at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


Rose-coloured Starling at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

Mink on KP – Jon Lamplough

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

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

Great Spotted Woodpecker – Jeff Cox


Common Blue Damselfly – Jeff Cox


Blue-tailed Damselfly – Jeff Cox


Large Skipper – Chris Cox


Common Blue-damselfly – Chris Cox


Otter from Wassand Hide – Chris Cox


Marsh Harrier from Wassand Hide – Chris Cox


Common Buzzard over wassand – Chris Cox

7th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

Short-eared Owl – Jon Lamplough


Fulmar again blogging the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Sand Martin along Rolston cliffs – Justin Foradip


Whitethroat near Rolston cliffs – Justin Foradip


Orange-tip – Ken Kennedy


Wassand early evening – Ken Kennedy


Little Owl at East Newton – Ade Johnson


Kestrel with prey Hornsea seafront – Roy Lyon


Kestrel with prey Hornsea seafront – Roy Lyon


Fulmar off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Guillemot off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

6th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

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

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

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


Common Buzzard over 1st Field – Bill Harkleroad


male Marsh Harrier from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


male Marsh Harrier from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Marsh Harrier food pass from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Red-throated Diver north off Hornsea – Ben Hayter

5th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

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

juv Bearded Tit along the Southside – Jon Lamplough


escaped Red-breasted Goose on KP – Jon Lamplough


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


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

4th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

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

Cuckoo – Jeff Cox


Painted Lady – Jeff Cox


Otter from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


male Marsh Harrier – Steve Mason


male Marsh Harrier – Steve Mason


male Marsh Harrier – Steve Mason


Common Tern dining out at the Mere – Steve Mason

3rd June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

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

2nd June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

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

drake Common Scoter on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

1st June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

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

Swifts over a misty 1st Field


Common Tern off 2nd Field


1st Field – heavy mist/fog throughout the morning


May Sightings

31st May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

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

Lapwing – Jeff Cox


Goldeneye over the Mere – Jeff Cox


Reed Warbler – Jeff Cox


record shot of the 2 Puffin off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

30th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

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

sum’plumaged Great-northern Diver north at Grimston

Garden Warbler in Wassand – Jeff Cox

29th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

Cuckoo at Mappleton in morning

Sedge Warbler in Heslops


Chiffchaff along the Southside


Four-spotted Chaser – Jeff Cox

28th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

Yellow Wagtail on KP – Jon Lamplough

27th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside

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

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Common Tern – Jon Lamplough

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Common Tern – Jon Lamplough

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

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

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

Cuckoo near Wassand

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Common Scoters off Hornsea – Ben Hayter

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

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

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Hobby from Wassand Hide – Chris Cox

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Marsh Harrier from Wassand Hide – Chris Cox

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Marsh Harrier food pass from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

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Sedge Warbler – Jon Lamplough

24th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

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

Osprey over Wassand/Decoy – Alan Elkin

Osprey over Wassand/Decoy – Alan Elkin

female Bullfinch at Rolston – Jeff Cox

levitating Hare – Jon Lamplough

Roe Deer – Ken Kennedy

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

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

2 Red-throated Diver off Hornsea
Curlew south
Grey Seal

Spoonbill heading south mid-afternoon – Jon Lamplough

Marsh Harriers from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

Marsh Harriers from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

Marsh Harrier – Steve Mason

House Martin over 2nd Field

Otter with an Eel – Steve Mason

Roe buck in Wassand – Steve Mason

Hornsea Mere regular Ella

Grey Seal – Roy Lyon

Curlew south off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

Red-throated Diver – Roy Lyon

22nd May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

1s Little Gull over the Mere – Jon Lamplough

21st May – Hornsea Mere, Southside

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

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

Fulmars off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

Red-throated Diver – Roy Lyon

20th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

c26 Common Scoter south off Hornsea early afternoon

19th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

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

Starling from the Mere – Jon Lamplough

18th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

Lesser Whitethroat along the Southside – Jeff Cox

17th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside

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

Hobby from Wassand Hide – Alan Elkin

Sedge Warbler along the Southside – Jeff Cox

16th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

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

Grey-headed Wagtail at Grimston this morning – Tim Isherwood

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

15th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

Whimbrel at Ulrome

Reed Warbler – Jon Lamplough

Common Swift – Ben Hayter

mixed bag of Auks passing Hornsea – Ben Hayter

Kestrel – Ben Hayter

14th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

Cetti’s Warbler – Jon Lamplough

13th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

Dunlin on KP today – Jon Lamplough

recently fledged Robin in Hornsea – Roy Lyon

12th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

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

Whimbrel near East Newton/Ringborough today – Ade Johnson

11th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

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

Whinchat, Cuckoo and several Yellow Wagtails at Cowden

Wheatear in 1st Field – Jon Lamplough

10th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside

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

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

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

Roe Deer – Jeff Cox

Pink-footed Goose on the Mere – Jeff Cox

Red-legged Partridges – Jeff Cox

Cetti’s Warbler – Jon Lamplough

Sand Martins – Bill Harkleroad

Cuckoo with Meadow Pipit at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

9th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

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

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

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

Blackcap in Wassand – Ken Kennedy

8th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside

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

6 Siskin at Rolston

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

Hobby along the Southside – Jon Lamplough

Siskins at Rolston – Graham Russell

7th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

Marsh Harrier at the Mere – Jeff Cox

Marsh Harrier at the Mere – Jeff Cox

6th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

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

Kestrel – Jon Lamplough

Cetti’s Warbler – Jon Lamplough

Hobby over the Mere – Roy Lyon

1 of 2 Great White Egret seen today – Roy Lyon

Little Egret – Roy Lyon

5th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

Wigeon from KP – Jon Lamplough

4th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside

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

Hornsea seawatch 12:00-14:00

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

Whimbrels heading north – Roy Lyon

Sandwich Tern – Roy Lyon

Red-throated Diver – Roy Lyon

3rd May – Hornsea Mere, Southside

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

ringtail Hen Harrier north through Grimston early morning

Whitethroat along the Southside – Jeff Cox

Meadow Pipit – Justin Foradip

Sedge Warbler – Jon Lamplough

2nd May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

Yellow Wagtail on 1st field edge – Jon Lamplough

1st May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

Corn Bunting at East Newton – Ade Johnson

Corn Bunting at East Newton – Ade Johnson

Willow Warbler at Rolston – Graham Russell


April Sightings

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

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

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

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

Green Sandpiper + White Wagtail at East Newton

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

Ringed Plover off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


White Wagtail from KP – Jon Lamplough


male Marsh Harrier – Jon Lamplough


Swallow over Heslops – Bill Harkleroad


Common Tern from KP – Bill Harkleroad


Oystercatcher over KP – Bill Harkleroad


Green Sandpiper at East Newton – Ade Johnson


White Wagtail at East Newton – Ade Johnson


Little Owl near West Carlton – Ade Johnson

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

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

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

6 Wheatear + Fieldfare at Goxhill

Ring Ouzel – Roy Lyon


Ring Ouzels – Jeff Cox


Ring Ouzel – Jeff Cox


Brown Hare – Steve Mason


Swallow over the Southside – John Sanders


Sedge Warbler at the Mere – John Sanders

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

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

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

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

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

27th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

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

26th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

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

1 of 2 Little Ringed Plover at Ulrome – Mark Radford


Yellow Wagtail in 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


male Marsh Harrier – Jeff Cox

singing Goldcrest from the Mere – Jeff Cox

25th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

Common Buzzard – Jon Lamplough

24th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

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

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

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

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

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


House Wagtail 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


Bar-tailed Godwit on flood at Ulrome – Mark Radford

23rd April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

Common Sandpiper, Dunlin + Yellow Wagtail at Ulrome late afternoon

Grimston in am (TI)

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

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


Ring Ouzel at Grimston – Tim Isherwood


Willow Warbler – Bill Harkleroad


Dunlin and Common Sandpiper at Ulrome – Mark Radford

22nd April – Southside/KP

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

Hornsea seawatch 13:00-15:40

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

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


Common Tern on the Mere – Roy Lyon


Sand Martin – Roy Lyon


Oystercatcher over KP – Scott Chegg

21st April – Southside/KP

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

Reed Bunting – Jon Lamplough

20th April – Southside/KP

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

Ring Ouzel + Whimbrel at East Newton

male Ring Ouzel at East Newton – Ade Johnson


Whimbrel at East Newton – Ade Johnson

19th April – Southside

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

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

Coot action from the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Skylark at South cliffs – Jeff Cox

18th April – Southside/KP

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

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

Barn Owl over the Southside – Jeff Cox

17th April – Southside/KP

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

sum’plumaged Black-throated Diver off Ulrome in afternoon

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

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

16th April – Southside/KP

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

2 Sandwich Terns off Hornsea late afternoon (RL)

16 Twite at Ulrome
Yellow Wagtail + White Wagtail East Newton

drake Scaup with Tufted Ducks – Jon Lamplough

15th April – Southside/Wassand

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

‘a nice male’ Redstart – Bill Harkleroad


male Redstart 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


Cetti’s Warbler – Scott Chegg


Skylark – Scott Chegg


Common Buzzard over 1st Field – Bill Harkleroad


Greylag Goose – Bill Harkleroad

14th April – Southside/KP

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

Red-throated Diver from the Southside – Jon Lamplough

13th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside

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

30+ Common Scoter south past Hornsea by late afternoon

Common `scoters south past Hornsea – Roy Lyon

12th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

14 Sanderling roosting on beach – Jeff Cox


Sanderling – Jeff Cox


Rook along South Cliffs – Jeff Cox

11th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

Fox in 1st Field reedbed – Jon Lamplough


drake Long-tailed Duck on the Mere – Roy Lyon


BTO rung Starling Hornsea clifftop – Roy Lyon


Starling Hornsea clifftop – Roy Lyon

10th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

1 of 4 Oystercatcher from KP today – Jon Lamplough


Corn Bunting – Ade Johnson

9th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

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

drake Long-tailed Duck from the Southside – Jon Lamplough

8th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

Red-throated Diver off 2nd Field – Jon Lamplough


Red-throated Diver off 2nd Field – Jon Lamplough

7th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

Sparrowhawk at Seaton – Jon Lamplough


Red-throated Diver on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

6th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

Long-tailed Duck off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


Otters in Bull Hole – Jon Lamplough


Otter in Bull Hole – Jon Lamplough


2cy Mediterranean Gull over the Mere – Jon Lamplough

5th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

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

4th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

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

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

3rd April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

Grimston

Little Owl
Marsh Harrier
Willow Warbler

2nd April – Hornsea Mere, Southside

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

Hooded Merganser over the Mere – Jon Lamplough

1st April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

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

LRP south at Grimston

4 Eider south Hornsea seafront

ad Mediterranean Gull – Jeff Cox


Goosnars off 2nd Field – Jeff Cox


March Sightings

31st March – Hornsea Mere, Southside

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

30th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside

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

Knot off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


record shot of mega distant White-tailed Eagle over early afternoon – Jon Lamplough

29th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Russian White-fronted Goose
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Smew
drake Hooded Merganser (of unknown origin)
Peregrine
Sand Martin west

Great Spotted Woodpecker – Jeff Cox

28th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Russian White-fronted Goose
6 Barnacle Goose
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Smew
drake Hooded Merganser (of unknown origin)
2 Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
6+ Chiffchaff

2 Wheatear + 2 Corn Bunting Aldbrough/East Newton

Kestrel in 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Great-crested Grebe – Jeff Cox


Russian White-fronted Goose still enjoying Hornsea – Jeff Cox


1 of 2 male Wheatears this morning – Ade Johnson


camera shy Corn Bunting at East Newton – Ade Johnson

27th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Russian White-fronted Goose
29 Wigeon
7 Shoveler
8 Teal
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Smew
drake Hooded Merganser (of unknown origin)
10 Great crested Grebe
5 Curlew west
2cy Iceland Gull mid morning then flew east
Swallow
Sand Martin

Marsh Harrier south past Mappleton

drake Hooded Merganser – Ben Hayter


drake Hooded Merganser – Ben Hayter

26th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Russian White-fronted Goose
drake Long-tailed Duck
Goosander
drake Hooded Merganser (of unknown origin)
7 Great crested Grebe
3 Marsh Harrier
Black-tailed Godwit west
ad Mediterranean Gull
4 Lesser black-backed Gull
Sand Martin west

drake Hooded Merganser – Ben Hayter


Red-throated Diver off Hornsea – Ben Hayter

25th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Russian White-fronted Goose
Shelduck
6 Shoveler
female Common Scoter
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Hooded Merganser early morning (of unknown origin)
2 Goosander
Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Redshank
8 Lesser black-backed Gull
4 Sand Martin west
2 Green Woodpecker
2 Jay
3 Otter

Redshanks off 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Redshanks over the Mere – Jeff Cox


Redshank – Jeff Cox

24th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside

1w Russian White-fronted Goose
drake Long-tailed Duck
Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
Curlew south
2 ad Mediterranean Gull west (am)

1 of 2 ad Mediterranean Gulls over the Mere today – Jon Lamplough


Russian White-fronted Goose – Jeff Cox

23rd March – Hornsea Mere, Southside

3 Whooper Swan west
Russian White-fronted Goose
2 Pintail
5 Shoveler
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Smew
Goosander
Little Egret
6 Great crested Grebe
Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
3 Dunlin west
Curlew east
ad Mediterranean Gull west early morning
Barn Owl
14 Meadow Pipit

Chiffchaff – Steve Mason


Yellowhammer – Steve Mason

22nd March – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Russian White-fronted Goose
10 Shoveler
23 Gadwall
21 Wigeon
4 Teal
drake Mandarin
female Common Scoter
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Smew
Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
3 Dunlin west
2 Curlew west
Snipe
Barn Owl
3 Chiffchaff
Siskin
3 Otter

White-fronted Goose – Jeff Cox


Otter – Jeff Cox


Otter – Jeff Cox


Common Buzzard – Jeff Cox


Linnet – Steve Mason


Reed Bunting – Steve Mason


Sunset at the Mere – Steve Mason

21st March – Hornsea Mere, Southside

1 White-fronted Goose
14 Whooper Swan
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Smew
Redshank
ad Mediterranean Gull
6 Red-crested Pochard
4 Marsh Harrier
Chiffchaff

Whooper Swans on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

20th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside

2 Whooper Swan
drake Scaup
3 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
2 Smew (1 drake)
Little Egret
2 Slavonian Grebe
Peregrine
Redshank
Barn Owl

Merlin north at Rolston

drake Scaup – Jon Lamplough

19th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside

White-fronted Goose
7 Teal
drake Scaup
Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Smew
2 Slavonian Grebe
c100 Redwing
c300 Linnet

Slavonian Grebe on the Mere – Ben Hayter


Kestrel – Ben Hayter


drake Red-crested Pochard – Ben Hayter

18th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside

10 Pintail
30 Gadwall
drake Scaup
drake Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Smew
Little Egret
2 Slavonian Grebe
Otter

17th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside

1w Russian White-fronted Goose
4 Shoveler
drake Scaup
drake Long-tailed Duck
2 Smew (1 drake)
2 Little Egret
5+ Grey Heron
2 Slavonian Grebe
2 Peregrine
3 Oystercatcher
Dunlin
Snipe
1w Kittiwake on the Mere early morning then flew east

Kittiwake on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

16th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside

drake Scaup
4 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
2 Little Egret
2 Slavonian Grebe
Little Grebe
3 Marsh Harrier
2 Peregrine
Snipe

drake Red-crested Pochard – Jon Lamplough

15th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside

drake Scaup
4 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Smew
Little Egret
2 Slavonian Grebe
2 Peregrine
Snipe
Barn Owl

Hornsea seafront 13:00-16:30 (RL,ML)

35 Red-throated Diver
Red-necked Grebe on sea
Great crested Grebe
400 Kittiwake north + 100 south

Slavonian Grebe over the Mere – Jon Lamplough


juv Kittiwake off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Kittiwakes passing Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Goldcrest – Steve Mason


Bullfinch – Steve Mason


Treecreeper – Steve Mason


Reed Bunting – Steve Mason

14th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside

7 Shoveler
26 Gadwall
40 Wigeon
drake Scaup
131 Pochard
4 Red-crested Pochard (3 drakes)
drake Long-tailed Duck
336 Goldeneye
2 Smew (1 drake)
2 Slavonian Grebe
3 Marsh Harrier
Chiffchaff

5 Lapland Bunting at Grimston (4 north + 1 in stubble) (TI)
Red Kite south
Peregrine + Merlin

13th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside

drake Scaup
5 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
2 Smew (1 drake)
2 Slavonian Grebe
Redshank
Chiffchaff

Redshank at the Mere – Jon Lamplough

12th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside

6 Pintail (2 drakes)
1w drake Scaup
5 Red-crested Pochard (3 drakes)
drake Long-tailed Duck
2 Smew (1 drake)
2 Slavonian Grebe
7+ Buzzard
Peregrine
Siskin
Brambling

Woodlark over at Grimston (TI)

Red-crested Pochards o the Mere today – Jon Lamplough


Red-throated Divers off Hornsea – Ben Hayter


ad Mediterranean Gull past Hornsea – Ben Hayter

11th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside

White-fronted Goose
Barnacle Goose
3 Shelduck
1w drake Scaup
5 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
redhead Smew
2 Slavonian Grebe
2 Oystercatcher

10th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside

1w drake Scaup
5 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
redhead Smew
2 Slavonian Grebe

9th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside

White-fronted Goose south early morning
2 Shelduck
85+ Wigeon
1w drake Scaup
159 Pochard
5 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
3 Smew (1 drake)
2 Little Egret
2 Slavonian Grebe
6+ Buzzard
Woodcock
6 Stock Dove
Otter

Chiffchaff – Jeff Cox


Meadow Pipit – Jeff Cox


Long-tailed Duck – Jeff Cox


drake Eider off Hornsea – Ben Hayter


drake Eider off Hornsea – Ben Hayter


Red-throated Diver off Hornsea – Ben Hayter

8th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside

2 Pintail
14 Shoveler
1w drake Scaup
5 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
3 Smew (1 drake)
Little Egret
2 Slavonian Grebe
Peregrine
ad Mediterranean Gull
Barn Owl
Otter

Barn Owl along the Southside – Jon Lamplough

7th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside

40 Pink-footed Goose south
1w drake Scaup
5 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
3 Smew (1 drake)
2 Slavonian Grebe
Red Kite north
4 Buzzard north
Peregrine
Snipe
Barn Owl

Red Kite north at Grimston then shortly after Mappleton/Rolston
Snow Bunting at Rolston

Snow Bunting at Rolston – Graham Russell


Snow Bunting at Rolston – Graham Russell


Slavonian Grebe early morning – Jon Lamplough


Fieldfare – Jeff Cox


Marsh Harrier and Grey Heron – Jeff Cox


Tree Hugger in Wassand – Justin Foradip


buck Roe Deer along the Southside – Justin Foradip

6th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Pink-footed Goose (heard)
Bittern
3 Shoveler
20 Gadwall
21 Wigeon
5 Teal
1w drake Scaup
171 Tufted Duck
135 Pochard
5 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
338 Goldeneye
3 Smew (1 drake)
Little Egret
2 Slavonian Grebe
4 Great crested Grebe
3 Marsh Harrier
2 Oystercatcher
17 Lapwing
ad Mediterranean Gull
2 Lesser Black-backed Gull

drake Long-tailed Duck – Jon Lamplough


ad Med Gull with Common Gulls – Jon Lamplough


Red-crested Pochards on the Mere – Jeff Cox

5th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside

1w drake Scaup
131 Pochard
5 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
382 Goldeneye
3 Smew (1 drake)
Little Egret
2 Slavonian Grebe
Juv Iceland Gull flew west mid morning
2 Lesser Black-backed Gull
Barn Owl

juv Iceland Gull west over the Mere – Jon Lamplough


1 of 2 Slavonian Grebes on the Mere today – Jon Lamplough


Brown Hare along the Southside – Jeff Cox

4th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside

27 Gadwall
3 Shoveler
1w drake Scaup
139 Pochard
5 Red-crested Pochard (4 drakes)
drake Long-tailed Duck
3 Smew (1 drake)
Slavonian Grebe
4 Buzzard
2 Oystercatcher
ad Mediterranean Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
3 Otter

ad Mediterranean Gull over the Mere – Jon Lamplough

3rd March – Hornsea Mere, Southside

1w drake Scaup
5 Red-crested Pochard (4 drakes)
drake Long-tailed Duck
439 Goldeneye
2 Smew (1 drake)
Slavonian Grebe

2nd March – Hornsea Mere, Southside

157 Tufted Duck
1w drake Scaup
169 Pochard
5 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
296 Goldeneye
3 Smew (1 drake)
Little Egret
Slavonian Grebe

1st March – Hornsea Mere, Southside

1w drake Scaup
147 Pochard
5 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
3 Smew (1 drake)
Slavonian Grebe


February Sightings

28th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside

11 Shoveler
1w drake Scaup
5 Red-crested Pochard (4 drakes)
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Smew
Slavonian Grebe
Little Grebe

27th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside

1w drake Scaup
2 Red-crested Pochard
91 Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Smew
Slavonian Grebe
Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
Dunlin
Stonechat
Jay
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming
Green Woodpecker

Kestrel – Steve Mason


Stonechat – Steve Mason


Goldcrest – Jeff Cox


Red-crested Pochard on the Mere – Jeff Cox

26th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Shelduck
9 Shoveler
15 Teal
4 Scaup (3 drakes)
2 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Smew
2 Goosander (1 drake)
Slavonian Grebe
Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
15 Lapwing
Dunlin
Curlew
Stonechat

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


Long-tailed Duck and Scaup – Jon Lamplough

25th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside

85 Pink-footed Goose north
5 Pintail (2 drakes)
7 Shoveler
4 Scaup (3 drakes)
2 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Smew
2 Goosander
Slavonian Grebe
Little Egret
Golden Plover
Curlew south
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Barn Owl

4 Scaup on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

24th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside

6 Shoveler
4 Scaup (3 drakes)
2 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Smew
5 Goosander (2 drakes)
Grey Partridge
Slavonian Grebe
2 Marsh Harrier
9 Lapwing south
Stonechat

23rd February – Hornsea Mere, Southside

16 Shoveler
4 Scaup (3 drakes)
307 Pochard
2 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Smew
2 Goosander (1 drake)
Slavonian Grebe
Woodcock
ad Little Gull
Kingfisher
4 Siskin
Lesser Redpoll

12 Red-throated Diver off Hornsea (BH)

Red-throated Diver – Ben Hayter

22nd February – Hornsea Mere, Southside

2 Whooper Swan
c740 Pink-footed Goose north
Shelduck
3 Pintail
12 Shoveler
201 Wigeon
3 Scaup (all drakes)
287 Pochard
2 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
486 Goldeneye
drake Smew
3 Goosander (1 drake)
Slavonian Grebe
Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
41 Lapwing south
19+ Tree Sparrow
2 Stonechat in Heslop’s
3 Cetti’s Warbler
4 Yellowhammer

drake Eider north off Hornsea (BH)
18 Red-throated Diver + 4 Teal
several Harbour Porpoise

Yellowhammer singing – Jeff Cox


Cetti’s Wobbler – Justin Foradip


Goldeneye on the Mere today – Jeff Cox


one of several Porpoise seen off Hornsea – Ben Hayter

21st February – Hornsea Mere, Southside

c40 Pink-footed Goose north
60 Gadwall
4 Scaup (3 drake)
316 Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
431 Goldeneye
drake Smew
3 Goosander
Slavonian Grebe
Oystercatcher
c140 Lapwing south
3 Stonechat

28+ Red-throated Diver off north end of Hornsea
1 Guillemot

20th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside

4 Scaup (3 drake)
349 Pochard
2 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
307 Goldeneye
drake Smew
4 Goosander (1 drake)
Slavonian Grebe
Marsh Harrier

19th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside

2 Pintail
4 Scaup (3 drake)
2 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
469 Goldeneye
drake Smew
6 Goosander (3 drake)
Slavonian Grebe
Marsh Harrier
18 Lapwing
3+ Lesser Redpoll

drake Scaups at first light today – Jon Lamplough

18th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

172 Barnacle Goose
4 Scaup (3 drake)
372 Pochard
2 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Smew
Barn Owl
male Marsh Harrier
2 Stonechat
Green Woodpecker
2 Jay

Barn Owl along the Southside – Jeff Cox


Barn Owl along the Southside – Jeff Cox


pair Red-crested Pochard on the Mere – Justin Foradip

17th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside

White-fronted Goose early morning
3 Scaup (2 drake)
2 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Smew
3 Goosander (1 drake)
15 Lapwing
3 Stonechat

Black Redstart still at Rolston
Red-breasted Merganser at Aldbrough

male Stonechat at the Mere today – Ben Hayter


Stonechat at the Mere – Ben Hayter


punk rocker Red-breatsed Merganser at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

16th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside

White-fronted Goose
Pink-footed Goose
167 Barnacle Goose
4 Scaup (3 drake)
5 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Smew
2 Goosander
Slavonian Grebe
Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
Golden Plover
Jack Snipe
2 ad Mediterranean Gull

Rolston + South Cliffs

Black Redstart
Pink-footed Goose with c300 Greylags and Canadas
8+ Skylark singing
12 Meadow Pipit on the cliffs

Black Redstart at Rolston – Jeff Cox


Black Redstart at Rolston – Jeff Cox


Black Redstart at Rolston – Jeff Cox


Skylark at South Cliffs – Jeff Cox

15th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside

c110 Pink-footed Goose south
drake Scaup
5 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
2 Smew (1 drake)
Little Egret
Golden Plover
Dunlin
Snipe
80+ Redwing

14th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Pink-footed Goose
4 Scaup (3 drakes)
5 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
5 Great crested Grebe
Slavonian Grebe
c200 Lapwing
4 Dunlin

Black Redstart at Rolston

Black Redstart at Rolston – Graham Russell

13th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside

2 White-fronted Goose north
4 Scaup (3 drakes)
5 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
2 Smew (1 drake)
Slavonian Grebe
Little Grebe
4 Great crested Grebe
3 Dunlin
6 Snipe
2 Woodcock
2 Little Gull (ad & 1w)
2 ad Mediterranean Gull

single Snow Bunting at Mappleton (Ben Hayter)

12th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Pink-footed Goose
5 White-fronted Goose south early morning
167 Barnacle Goose
2 Pintail
116 Teal
5 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
3 Smew (1 drake)
Marsh Harrier
3 Dunlin
Snipe
ad Mediterranean Gull

11th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside

c300 Pink-footed Goose south
12 White-fronted Goose south early morning
5 Red-crested Pochard
305 Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Smew
Slavonian Grebe
Woodcock
8 Snipe
2 Fieldfare
11 Redwing
2 Snow Buntings at South Cliffs
Goosander south over Goxhill

Common Gull off South Cliffs – Jeff Cox


Fieldfares along the Southside – Jeff Cox

10th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside

16 Shoveler
5 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
2 Smew (1 drake)
Little Egret
Slavonian Grebe
Marsh Harrier
Curlew
Woodcock

Grimston (TI)

60+ Snow Bunting
3 Snipe
6 Woodcock
31 Pink-footed Goose
200+ Golden Plover + 2 Lapwing

Slavonian Grebe with Goldeneye on the Mere today – Jon Lamplough

9th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside

5 Red-crested Pochard
295 Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Smew
Goosander
Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
Woodcock
Grey Plover west
17 Dunlin east
c30 Skylark south
2 Meadow Pipit
300+ Linnet
7 Yellowhammer

8th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside

5 Shoveler
2 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Smew
2 Peregrine
Dunlin

7th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside

20 Shoveler
5 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
2 Peregrine

Goxhill, Rolston and South Cliffs

2 Woodcock
1 Pink-footed Goose
9 Redwing
2 Fieldfare
Kestrel
7 Skylark

6th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside

5 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Smew
Marsh Harrier
Common Buzzard
5 Woodcock
Stonechat
12 Redwing
30 Tree Sparrow

25+ Woodcock at Grimston this morning (TI)

5th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside

164 Barnacle Goose
5 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
2 Smew (1 drake)
Snipe
Stonechat
Green Woodpecker
4 Yellowhammer
Otter

Stonechat in 1st Field – Justin Foradip


Song Thrush in song – Bill Harkleroad

4th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside

289 Pochard
5 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
383 Goldeneye
2 Smew (1 drake)
Goosander
Grey Partridge
Little Egret
Stonechat
Otter

3rd February – Hornsea Mere, Southside

5 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Smew
Peregrine

Sanderling Hornsea seafront – Steve Mason

2nd February – Hornsea Mere, Southside

237 Pochard
5 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Smew
Snipe

Bullfinch – Steve Mason


Bullfinch – Steve Mason


Bullfinch – Steve Mason

1st February – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Shelduck
13 Teal
5 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
drake Smew
4 Grey Heron
2 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
ad Little Gull
1+ Bearded Tit heard


January Sightings

31st January – Hornsea Mere, Southside

2 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
262 Goldeneye
2 Smew (1 drake)
drake Goosander
2 Marsh Harrier
ad Mediterranean Gull
c15 Lesser Redpoll

30th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside

5 Shelduck
5 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
2 Smew (1 drake)
drake Goosander

29th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Shelduck
2 Pintail
150 Gadwall
5 Red-crested Pochard
188 Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
2 Smew (1 drake)
Little Egret
Peregrine
Snipe

28th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside

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

27th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside

c300 Pink-footed Goose over
Pintail
5 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
2 Smew (1 drake)
Peregrine
Snipe

26th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside

3 Shelduck
43 Teal
5 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
224 Goldeneye
2 Smew (1 drake)
Marsh Harrier
Otter

25th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside

162 Barnacle Goose
Pink-footed Goose
8 Shoveler
83 Teal
5 Red-crested Pochard (2 drakes)
drake Long-tailed Duck
2 Smew (1 drake)
drake Goosander
Peregrine
ad Little Gull
130+ Linnet
4 Yellowhammer

Barnacle Geese along the Southside – Jeff Frost


Icy reedbeds – Jeff Frost


Yellowhammer – Justin Foradip

24th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Pink-footed Goose
24 Teal
2 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
2 Smew (1 drake)
Peregrine
Snipe

23rd January – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Shelduck
drake Long-tailed Duck
2 Smew (1 drake)
ad Little Gull

22nd January – Hornsea Mere, Southside

4 Pintail
2 Shoveler
688 Tufted Duck
2 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
212 Goldeneye
drake Smew
Little Egret
Marsh Harrier

21st January – Hornsea Mere, Southside

2 Red-crested Pochard
drake Long-tailed Duck
Marsh Harrier
c110 Lapwing

Red-crested Pochard on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

20th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside

21 Teal
2 Red-crested Pochard
drake Scaup
drake Long-tailed Duck
2 Smew (1 drake)
3 Grey Heron
ad Little Gull
3 Lesser Redpoll

Lesser Redpolls at the Mere – Jeff Cox

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