September Sightings

15th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC)

153 Barnacle Goose
7 Shelduck
171 Shoveler
7 Wigeon
Garganey
15 Pochard
4 Grey Heron
5 Little Egret
Ruff
2 Common Sandpiper
Greenshank
Snipe
286 Little Gull early morning
2cy Mediterranean Gull
Yellow Wagtail 1st field
Spotted Flycatcher 1st field
Blackcap
6+ Goldcrest

Reed Warbler – Jon Lamplough


Spotted Flycatcher in 1st Field – Justin Foradip


Goldcrest – Jeff Cox


Wheatear on south beach – Justin Foradip

14th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL)

Pink-footed Goose
88 Shoveler
5 Wigeon
230 Teal
Garganey
219 Tufted Duck
5 Pochard
5 Little Egret
Ruff
Common Sandpiper
Redshank
Greenshank
271 Little Gull early morning

Garganey on the Mere today – Jon Lamplough

13th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL)

135 Shoveler
9 Wigeon
110 Teal
Garganey
7 Pochard
16 Great crested Grebe
8 Little Grebe
5 Little Egret
Ruff Swan island spit
Dunlin
2 Common Sandpiper
Greenshank
Snipe
139 Little Gull early morning
2 Yellow Wagtail 1st field
Redstart 1st field
Wheatear 1st field

Wheatear in 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


plenty of Migrant Hawkers around the Mere – Jeff Cox


good numbers of Reed Bunting also around the Mere – Jeff Cox

12th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC)

Pintail
151 Shoveler
7 Wigeon
116 Teal
6 Pochard
5 Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
Ringed Plover south
Ruff
3 Dunlin
Common Sandpiper
Greenshank
Spotted Redshank
Snipe
348 Little Gull early morning
2cy Mediterranean Gull
2 Swift
3 Grey Wagtail
Wheatear 1st field
c120 Goldfinch by Ouzel Hedge

2 Brent Goose still at Rolston

Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Goldfinches up by Ouzel Hedge set-a-side – Jeff Cox


Great Spotted Woodpecker – Jeff Cox

11th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,JC,MR)

138 Barnacle Goose
1 Pink-footed Goose
4 Little Grebe
Hobby over fields off Hull Road in afternoon
2 Dunlin
3 Common Sandpiper
Greenshank
Snipe
92 Little Gull early morning
300+ hirundines
2 Chiffchaff
3 Willow Warbler
21 Tree Sparrow
5 Meadow Pipit

2 pale-bellied Brent Goose in field at Rolston in evening (GR)
Barn Owl + Tawny Owl heard

young Great Crested Grebe – by young Jeff Cox


4 Little Grebe on the Mere – Jeff Cox

10th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,JH,MR)

142 Barnacle Goose
1 Pink-footed Goose
6+ Little Grebe
Hobby
Peregrine
Marsh Harrier
Pintail
Garganey from northside
53 Shoveler
47 Wigeon
a minimum 290 Teal
31 Pochard
4 Little Egret
Snipe
4 Dunlin
3 Greenshank
4 Common Sandpiper
3 Avocet over then off west side Swan Island
1 Spotted Redshank between 1st/2nd Field late afternoon
Ruff
Curlew west
460 Little Gull early morning
Wheatear 1st Field
2 Grey Wagtail on KP

Snipe off 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Spotted Redshank off 2nd Field ‘have a cigar’ – Roger Waters


Greenshank ‘waiting for the worms’ off 1st Field – Nick Mason


Wheatear 1st Field ‘in the flesh’ – Dave Gilmour


dead eyed Dunlin – Jeff Cox


Meadow Pipit 1st Field – Jeff Cox

9th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,MR)

11 Shelduck including 10 west
5 Pintail
44 Shoveler
32 Wigeon
520+ Teal
8 Pochard
6 Little Egret
Hobby
Ruff
Dunlin
4 Common Sandpiper
Redshank
2 Greenshank
Snipe
360 Little Gull early morning
ad Mediterranean Gull
2 Common Tern
6+ Swift
Spotted Flycatcher 1st/2nd Field

8th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,JC)

57 Little Gull
2 Greenshank
8 Common Sandpiper
2 Dunlin
Redshank
6 Little Egret
9 Wigeon
14 Teal

Cetti’s Warbler at the Mere – Jeff Cox


Ruddy Darter – Jeff Cox


Redshank, Greenshank, Little Egret – Jeff Cox

7th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL)

81 Shoveler
2 Wigeon
6 Teal
4 Pochard
9 Little Egret
Knot Swan island spit
Ruff Swan island spit
Common Sandpiper
Greenshank
Snipe
41 Little Gull early morning

6th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,MR,CH,PS)

142 Barnacle Goose
1 Pink-footed Goose
Shelduck
66 Shoveler
4 Wigeon
Garganey
2 Pochard
2 Marsh Harrier
6+ Little Egret
Knot Swan island spit
2 Dunlin west
Common Sandpiper
Greenshank
2 Turnstone west
2 Snipe
297 Little Gull early morning
Swift
Jay

15 Pink-footed Goose at West Carlton (AJ)

Pink-footed Goose in with the Barnacle Goose flock along the Southside – Jeff Cox

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

72 Barnacle Goose
Shelduck
41 Shoveler
Wigeon
25 Teal
Garganey
Water Rail
2 Marsh Harrier
9 Little Egret
Ringed Plover south
Knot Swan island spit
2 Dunlin
2 Common Sandpiper
Redshank
2 Greenshank 1st field edge
Snipe
37 Little Gull early morning
6+ Swift

Otter from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Garganey – Jon Lamplough


Greenshank along 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


Greenshank along 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Greenshank – Jeff Cox

4th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL)

Shelduck
28 Shoveler
15 Teal
drake Garganey
Ringed Plover south
Knot Swan island spit
3 Dunlin
2 Common Sandpiper
Greenshank
2 Curlew
270 Little Gull early morning
8+ Swift
Kingfisher
Grey Wagtail

Bittern from Wassand Hide – Steve Hines

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

Shelduck
3 Pintail
26 Shoveler
5 Wigeon
45 Teal
9 Grey Heron
Great white Egret
10 Little Egret
Hobby
85 Lapwing
Knot Swan island spit
3 Dunlin
3 Common Sandpiper
Redshank
2 Greenshank
Snipe
204 Little Gull early morning
8 Swift
Kingfisher

ad + juv Mediterranean Gull off Cowden in evening
172 Little Gull on sea + 57 west
Whimbrel
6 Sanderling
2 Wheatear

2nd September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,JC,MR,SC)

Shelduck
26 Shoveler
3 Wigeon
70 Teal
2 Pochard
8 Little Grebe
8+ Grey Heron
Great white Egret
12 Little Egret
2 Hobby
Snipe
Ringed Plover
Oystercatcher
13 Knot (flock of 10 flew west followed later by a single bird. 2 on Swan island spit in the afternoon)
3 Dunlin
3 Common Sandpiper
5 Redshank
2 Greenshank
2 Curlew west
545 Little Gull early morning
2+ Swift
Green Woodpecker
Kingfisher
2 Wheatear
2 Yellow Wagtail
c130 Goldfinch + Linnet by Ouzel Hedge

56 Pink-footed Goose south at Grimston (TI)
Osprey south
Raven south
4 juv Mediterranean Gull in evening

6 Mediterranean Gull off Cowden in evening (2 ads,2w,3 juvs)

Marsh Harrier from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Great White Egret – Jeff Cox


Water Rail off 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Wheatear from 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Swift over KP – Bill Harkleroad


Hobby from KP – Scott Chegg


Dunlin on KP – Scott Chegg

1st September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,BMJ,MR)

Shelduck
57 Shoveler
7 Wigeon
110 Teal
Pochard
12 Grey Heron
Great white Egret
13 Little Egret
2 Hobby
2 Avocet
4 Dunlin
3 Common Sandpiper
4 Redshank
2 Greenshank
Snipe
810 Little Gull early morning
1600 Black headed Gull early morning
4 Swift
Wheatear 1st field
40+ Goldfinch by Ouzel Hedge
*of interest an Orange-tagged (DA) juv Marsh Harrier flew west this morning (GB,AE) having recently been reported from Flamborough

2 sum’plumaged Red-throated Diver off Cowden
Marsh Harrier in off at Cowden
Wheatear

Bonxie and Arctic Skua off Grimston in evening (TI)

2 Red-throated Diver off Hornsea (RL,ML et al)
11 Knot
26 Sandwich Tern
8 Common Scoter
6 Fulmar
1 Great Crested Grebe
30+ Gannet
6 Teal
1 Collared Dove

tagged juv Marsh Harrier thru Wassand/Decoy – Alan Elkin


Great White Egret over the Mere – Mike Patton


Little Egrets off 1st Field – Bill Harkleroad


Wheatear at Cowden


Brown Hawker at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

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August Sightings

31st August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,CH)

Shelduck
2 Pintail
51 Shoveler
26 Wigeon
30 Teal
Garganey
2 Pochard
Great white Egret
10 Little Egret
Hobby
3 Dunlin
Common Sandpiper
4 Redshank
Greenshank 1st field
Snipe
790 Little Gull early morning

Dunlin on KP today – Jon Lamplough


Greenshank off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


Little Egret off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough

30th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,MI,MR)

Shelduck
55 Shoveler
4 Wigeon
30 Teal
5 Pochard
2 Hobby from Wassand (AE)
Great white Egret
9 Little Egret
2 Dunlin
2+ Common Sandpiper
Greenshank
Snipe
860 Little Gull early morning
2 Bearded Tit

prob juv Yellow-legged Gull off Cowden in evening
juv Mediterranean Gull
16 Swift south
Common Sandpiper
2 Wheatear
2 Porpoise

Snipe off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


Reed Warbler – Steve Mason


Little Grebe off 2nd Field – Scott Chegg


Swift south off Cowden


2 Harbour Porpoise off Cowden

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

Shelduck
12 Shoveler
9 Wigeon
125 Teal
2 Pochard
10 Grey Heron
Great white Egret
10 Little Egret
Hobby
Little ringed Plover west
4 Dunlin
2 Common Sandpiper
4 Snipe
630 Little Gull early morning
Garden Warbler 2nd field

Dunlin on KP – Jon Lamplough

28th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MI,RL,EH)

Shelduck
36 Shoveler
75+ Wigeon
570+ Teal
Great White Egret
9 Little Egret
2+ Hobby
Common Sandpiper
4 Dunlin
Redshank
2 Ruff west
Turnstone west
5 Curlew south
Whimbrel south
1170 Little Gull early morning
Whinchat 1st field

Great White Egret – Roy Lyon


Great White Egret – Roy Lyon


Migrant Hawker – Roy Lyon

27th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL)

15 Shoveler
12 Wigeon
200+ Teal
2 Garganey
3 Pochard
Great white Egret
8+ Little Egret
Peregrine
Ruff west
2 Dunlin
3 Redshank
Greenshank
Curlew
Whimbrel
520 Little Gull early morning

27 Whinchat
5 Pied Flycatcher
2 Wheatear this afternoon at Grimston (TI)

Marsh Harrier from Wassand – Steve Mason


Marsh Harrier from Wassand – Steve Mason


Marsh Harrier from Wassand – Steve Mason

26th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL)

7 Pintail
25 Shoveler
31 Wigeon
240 Teal
2 Garganey
Mandarin
2 Pochard
7 Little Grebe
11 Little Egret
25 Ringed Plover south
Dunlin south
Wood Sandpiper south
Common Sandpiper
5 Redshank
1030 Little Gull early morning
3+ Common Tern
2 kingfisher
2 Bearded Tit

7 Mediterranen Gull + Yellow-legged Gull south at Grimston (TI)

Reed Warbler – Steve Mason


Lesser Whitethroat – Steve Mason

25th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand (JL,JC)

3 Little Grebe
2 Shelduck
5 Wigeon
330 Teal
9 Shoveler
12 Little Egret
1+ Peregrine
2 Oystercatcher
Common Sandpiper
5 Redshank
6 Curlew
4+ Whimbrel
Turnstone south
1160 Little Gull early morning
Spotted Flycatcher
2 Jay
2 Bearded Tit

migrants at Grimston (TI) included:

3 Pied Flycatcher
6 Wheatear
19+ Whinchat
good no’s of common warblers

fem Common Darter – Jeff Cox


Sedge Warbler – Steve Mason


Sedge Warbler – Steve Mason


Spotted Flycatcher along the Southside – Steve Mason


pair Bearded Tit off 2nd Field – Alan Elkin


Shoveler over the Mere – Justin Foradip


Cormorant – Jeff Cox


Reed Bunting – Steve Mason

24th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,CH)

40 Shoveler
3 Wigeon
160 Teal
drake Garganey
Great white Egret
8 Little Egret
Peregrine
3 Common Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper south
Greenshank south
32 Curlew
6+ Whimbrel south
Snipe
670 Little Gull early morning
juvenile Mediterranean Gull
2 Kingfisher
2 Bearded Tit
Whinchat in Bull Hole in evening

Wigeon on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

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

6 Shelduck
36 Shoveler
2 Wigeon
70+ Teal
drake Garganey
2 Pochard
9 Little Egret
Snipe
Common Sandpiper
Redshank
Whimbrel
Black-tailed Godwit
960 Little Gull early morning
juvenile Mediterranean Gull + 3 Med Gull at Cowden 2ads + juv
juvenile Black Tern
2 Spotted Flycatcher
2 Bearded Tit
2 Grey Wagtail

juv Black Tern on buoy off KP


Little Egret off 1st Field


Sunflower, its good but its no van Cox – Steve Mason

22nd August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,LI,JH,JC)

82 Cormorant
Shelduck + flock of 12 that circled and flew east
59 Shoveler
8 Wigeon
470+ Teal
2 Pochard
female Scaup
Great white Egret
10 Little Egret
juvenile Peregrine
1+ Hobby
2 Marsh Harrier
3 Common Sandpiper
Redshank
3 Curlew west
1280 Little Gull early morning
juvenile Black Tern
Kingfisher
2 Grey Wagtail
Yellow Wagtail
2 Bearded Tit

Great White Egret at the Mere today – Jon Lamplough


juv Black Tern close at times off 1st Field – Alan Elkin


juv Black Tern close at times off 1st Field – Alan Elkin


recent pic, pair Bearded Tit from 2nd Field – Steve Mason


female Bearded Tit – Steve Mason


male Bearded Tit off 2nd Field – Steve Mason


male Bearded Tit – Steve Mason


Lesser Whitethroat – Steve Mason


part of the Shelduck flock over the Mere – Jeff Cox


Treecreeper – Justin Foradip

21st August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand (JL,JC)

2 Shelduck
15 Shoveler
2 Wigeon
50+ Teal
2 Pochard
juvenile Peregrine
Kestrel
Sparrowhawk
Common Sandpiper
Redshank
c930 Little Gull early morning
juvenile Black Tern
4 Yellow Wagtail
2 Spotted Flycatcher 1st/2nd Field
2 Bearded Tit off 2nd Field
15+ Willow Warbler
4 Lesser Whitethroat
good no’s Chiffchaff
2 Jay
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker

juv Black Tern – Steve Mason


juv Black Tern – Steve Mason


Lesser Whitethroat – Jeff Cox


juv Willow Warbler – Jeff Cox


Sunflower along the Southside – Vincent van Cox


a good mix of butterflies seen this morning – Justin Foradiip

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

3 juvenile Shelduck
3 Shoveler
70+ Teal
female Scaup
10 Little Egret
Ringed Plover south
Common Sandpiper
c630 Little Gull early morning
juvenile Black Tern
2 flava Wagtail south
Whinchat 1st field
2 Spotted Flycatcher 1st/2nd field
2 Bearded Tit

Tree Pipit over at Grimston, and an increase in Willow Warbler (TI)

Clouded Yellow on Buddleia from Sunday – Lee Ives


Tree Bumble Bee in Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


Southern Hawker at Aldbrough Fish ponds – Ade Johnson


Whinchat present at the Mere today – Jon Lamplough


1 of 2 Spotted Flycatchers 1st/2nd Field today – Jon Lamplough


a few Willow Warblers also present for good measure – Jon Lamplough


Sand Martin over the Mere – Steve Mason


Sedge Warbler – Steve Mason

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

11 Shoveler
70+ Teal
11 Little Egret
Common Sandpiper
3+ Curlew
Redshank
670 Little Gull early morning
3 juvenile Mediterranean Gull
Spotted Flycatcher
2 flava Wagtail south
2 Grey Wagtail
2 Bearded Tit

Spotted Flycatcher in 2nd Field – Jeff Cox


Spotted Flycatcher in 2nd Field – Jeff Cox


Spotted Flycatcher in 2nd Field – Steve Mason


pair Bearded Tit from 2nd Field – Alan Elkin


Little Egret over the Mere -Jeff Cox


Little Egret over the Mere -Jeff Cox

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

19 Shoveler
40+ Teal
15 Little Egret
Common Sandpiper
6 Redshank
620 Little Gull early morning
5 flava Wagtail south
2 Bearded Tit

male Bearded Tit posing off 2nd Field today – Jon Lamplough

17th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,MR,TM,JC,SC)

16 Shoveler
70 Teal
Garganey
Pochard
12 Little Egret
38 Lapwing
Common Sandpiper
2 Redshank
2410 Little Gull early morning
2 Bearded Tit (adult male & female)

juv Caspian Gull and juv Yellow-legged Gull at Grimston on beach (TI)

male Bearded Tit off 2nd Field – Jon Lamplough


male Bearded Tit off 2nd Field – Jon Lamplough


female Bearded Tit off 2nd Field – Jon Lamplough


pair Bearded Tit off 2nd Field – Scott Chegg


female Bearded Tit – Scott Chegg


female Bearded Tit – Alan Elkin

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

18 Shoveler
Teal
Garganey
Pochard
Goldeneye
15 Little Egret
2 Common Sandpiper
3 Redshank
Greenshank
840 Little Gull early morning
19+ Common Tern

5 Mediterranean Gull (2 ads + 3 juvs) ploughed field at Goxhill just past Great Hatfield

Shoveler on the Mere – Jon Lamplough


ad Mediterranean Gull at Cowden


Little Egrets on Swan Island


Gull action near Goxhill

15th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,MR)

14 Shoveler
17 Teal
Garganey
15 Little Egret
2 Common Sandpiper
Turnstone
890 Little Gull early morning
50+ Common Tern west early morning
Kingfisher
2 Whinchat 1st field
1+ Bearded Tit heard in Heslop’s

juv Black Tern south past Mappleton 19:44 (MR) also Grimston 19:56 (TI)

1 of 2 Whinchat in 1st Field this morning – Jon Lamplough


Common Terns passing Mappleton


Common Scoters off Hilston – Roy Lyon

14th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MI,CH)

6 Shoveler
28 Teal
Garganey
Pochard
17 Little Egret
Peregrine
5 Common Sandpiper
Curlew north
550 Little Gull
adult Mediterranean Gull
Sandwich Tern off KP
4 Grey Wagtail KP
2+ Bearded Tit Bull hole

Swedish Blue-ringed Little Gull ‘SP’ – Jon Lamplough

13th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MI,JC,LB)

7 Shoveler
20+ Teal
Garganey
11 Little Egret
2 Dunlin
Knot KP
3 Common Sandpiper
3 Redshank
710 Little Gull early morning
Kingfisher
Green Woodpecker in Sigglesthorne

Knot on KP today – Jon Lamplough


Dunlin on 1st Field edge – Jeff Cox


Dunlin on 1st Field edge – Jeff Cox


Little Gull on the Mere – Jeff Cox

12th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC)

2 Shelduck
4 Shoveler
7 Teal
Garganey
Pochard
13+ Little Egret
3 Knot west
4 Dunlin (3 west, 1 1st field)
2+ Common Sandpiper
590 Little Gull early morning
2 juvenile Mediterranean Gull
15+ Common Tern
Arctic Tern
Kingfisher
3+ juvenile Bearded Tit 1st/2nd field

10 juv Mediterranean Gull south past Grimston, 5 Arctic Skua
6 Manx Shearwater
Great crested Grebe (TI)

Bearded Tit in 2nd Field – Jon Lamplough


1 of a minimum 3 Bearded Tit 2nd Field – Jeff Cox


1 of a minimum 3 Bearded Tit 2nd Field – Jeff Cox


Reed Warbler along the Southside – Jeff Cox

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

3 Shoveler
5 Teal
3 Garganey
3 Mandarin
2 Pochard
11 Little Egret
Dunlin south
Common Sandpiper
3 Black-tailed Godwit south
1180 Little Gull early morning
juvenile Mediterranean Gull
2 Kingfisher

juv Knot on South beach – Jeff Cox


juv Knot on South beach – Jeff Cox


obliging Fox in Wassand – Steve Mason


Fox in Wassand – Steve Mason


Bearded Tit in 2nd Field – Jon Lamplough


Grey Heron in Wassand – Steve Mason


Garganey still present from the Northside – Jon Lamplough

10th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,MR,TI,JR)

14 Shoveler
110 Teal
2 Garganey
2 Goldeneye
Mandarin from KP
8 Little Egret
1+ Hobby
Curlew heard
2 Common Sandpiper
Redshank
Greenshank east
875 Little Gull early morning
1+ juvenile Mediterranean Gull
1+ Bearded Tit 1st field reedbed

At 9:09 a long slim winged ‘White-rumped’ Swift sp. was picked up distantly from 1st field reedbed feeding over the west end of Swan Island. The bird was observed several times upto 09:50 albeit distantly (approx 600-700 yards), when it was decided to look from Kirkholme Point for closer views. The bird was seen again over Heslop’s reedbed and over the Mere (again distantly) before it was relocated by Mark Thomas late morning over Swan Island and the Northside of the Mere. Views afforded around this time till midday at least made the decision to identify the bird as a Pacific Swift solid!

Pacific Swift at the Mere, from KP – Will Scott


Pacific Swift at the Mere, from KP – Will Scott

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

1+ Little Grebe
4 Shoveler
2 Wigeon
3 Teal
3 Garganey
2 Pochard
9 Little Egret
Dunlin
8 Common Sandpiper
4 Redshank
14 Common Gull
210+ Little Gull early morning
Kingfisher
1+ Bearded Tit 1st field reedbed

Mandarin off KP – Jeff Cox


Common Tern with Little Gulls – Jeff Cox


Swedish rung Little Gull blue band ‘HJ’ – Jeff Cox

8th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside/KP (JL,MR,AE)

1+ Little Egret
8 Shoveler
3 Wigeon
2 Teal
Mandarin from KP
3 Garganey
3 Pochard
drake Scaup
9 Little Egret
1+ Water Rail 1st Field
1 Curlew
1 Whimbrel
7+ Common Sandpiper
4 Greenshank
3 Redshank
92 Little Gull early morning
Nuthatch seen from Fair View, NE corner of Mere
Wheatear from KP

Comma in Heslop’s – Bill Harkleroad


Wheatear on KP – Alan Elkin


Mandarin from KP – Alan Elkin

7th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,MR)

3 Little Grebe
7+ Shoveler
2 Wigeon
20+ Teal
3 Garganey
5 Pochard
drake Scaup
2 Goldeneye
12 Little Egret
1 Common Sandpiper
3 Redshank
63 Little Gull early morning
12+ Common Tern
Kingfisher
Bearded Tit heard

6th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC)

6 Shoveler
11 Wigeon
10+ Teal
3 Garganey
5 Pochard
6 Grey Heron
5+ Little Egret
Ringed Plover
2 Dunlin 1st field edge
2 Common Sandpiper
41 Little Gull
12+ Common Tern
5 Bearded Tit 2nd field before moving into Heslops
*of interest a Bedstraw Hawkmoth was found in a moth trap down Mere View (LB)

a stunning Bedstraw Hawkmoth found in Mere View – Lesley Ball


Otter in Wassand – Jeff Cox


Goldfinch in Wassand – Steve Mason


3 Garganey on the Northside – Jon Lamplough

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

8 Shoveler
2 Wigeon
c35 Teal
3 Garganey (1 drake) off 2nd field
Mandarin
14 Pochard
drake Scaup off 2nd field
2 Goldeneye
26 Great crested Grebe
7 Little Egret
Knot briefly on Hornsea south beach (JC)
3 Dunlin
2 Common Sandpiper
31 Little Gull
10+ Common Tern
Kingfisher
Bearded Tit heard southside

female Common Blue on KP – Jeff Cox


Little Gull over the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Little Gull over the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Minnows in Stream Dike, Little Egret fodder – Justin Foradip

4th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand/KP/Northside (JL)

12 Shoveler
2 Wigeon
3 Teal
2 Garganey off Swan island late afternoon
2 Mandarin
drake Scaup off 2nd field
5 Pochard
6 Little Egret
Hobby
Golden Plover
Dunlin
4+ Common Sandpiper
Redshank
3 Curlew west
Whimbrel west
2 Black-tailed Godwit south
Snipe south
17 Little Gull
12+ Common Tern
Kingfisher
2 Bearded Tit Southside

drake Scaup off 2nd Field – Jon Lamplough

3rd August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand (JL,MR)

6 Shoveler
12 Teal
3 Garganey from Wassand hide
2 Wigeon
5 Pochard
juv Shelduck
6 Little Egret
Avocet west
Dunlin
4 Common Sandpiper
Redshank
2 Curlew
83 Little Gull early morning
juvenile Mediterranean Gull
15+ Common Tern
Kingfisher

Sedge Warbler in 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


a belated pic of the adult Black Tern from the 29th July – Jon Lamplough

2nd August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand (JL,JC)

10 Shoveler
15 Teal
2 Garganey from Wassand hide
4 Pochard
6 Little Egret
Grey Plover south
4+ Common Sandpiper
Redshank
4 Curlew west
Black-tailed Godwit south
165 Little Gull early morning
20+ Common Tern
Kingfisher

2 Garganey from Wassand Hide – Jon Lamplough


juv Marsh Harrier from Wassand – Jeff Cox


juv Marsh Harrier from Wassand – Jeff Cox


Sedge Warbler – Justin Foradip


Migrant Hawker – Jeff Cox

1st August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand (JL,JC)

10 Shoveler
3 Wigeon
13 Teal
2 Garganey from Wassand hide
3 Pochard
3 Little Egret
2 Dunlin south
7+ Common Sandpiper
2 Redshank
Greenshank south
Turnstone south
882 Little Gull flew in early morning, most of which returned to the sea by 6.00 am
20+ Common Tern
Kingfisher
Grey Wagtail KP
2 Bearded Tit from Wassand hide
*of interest the ringed Little Egret “AN” present on 30th July was rung as a chick near Newark-on-Trent in 2014. It was then last sighted at North Killingholme Haven in 2016 before its appearance at the Mere on Tuesday.

Kingfisher at the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Green-veined White in Wassand – Steve Mason


juv Wren in Wassand – Steve Mason


Wrens in Wassand – Steve Mason


Peacock in Wassand – Steve Mason


July Sightings

31st July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,MR,JC)

4 Shoveler
38 Teal
3 Pochard
3 Little Egret
Hobby
3 Dunlin south
8 Common Sandpiper
2 Oystercatcher
Redshank
2 Curlew
330 Little Gull early morning
juvenile Mediterranean Gull
20+ Common Tern
Arctic Tern
Kingfisher

juv Mediterranean Gull on the Mere – Jon Lamplough


juv Black-headed Gull on KP


ad Little Gull on KP carpark


2cy Little Gull in front of an impending storm today


Little Gulls inc 1 fresh juv on the jetties at KP

30th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,LC,MR)

2 Shoveler
Wigeon
5 Teal
4 Pochard
2 Shelduck
Goldeneye
6+ Little Egret
2 Hobby
12 Lapwing
3 Golden Plover south
6 Dunlin south
4+ Common Sandpiper, 22 off 1st Field edge in evening + 6 on KP
23 Redshank south
Spotted Redshank west
Turnstone over the Mere then flew south
2 Whimbrel south in evening
Curlew west
43 Little Gull in the morning, c552 inc 2 juvs off 2nd Field at 20:05
3 juvenile Mediterranean Gull
15+ Common Tern
Kingfisher
2 Grey Wagtail

Little Egret sporting a ring off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


Northern Eggar moth from Mere View – Lesley Ball


juv Blackbird on KP – Justin Foradip


good numbers of Painted Lady’s around the Mere – Bill Harkleroad

29th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,LI,LB,LC)

2 Shoveler
4 Wigeon
20+ Teal
5 Pochard
8 Common Scoter off 1st field
4+ Little Egret
Dunlin south
Wood Sandpiper flew west 9.40
15+ Common Sandpiper
Redshank
Spotted Redshank south
Greenshank south
3 Whimbrel west
240 Little Gull flew in as the fog lifted after 7.00 am. and Included a single juvenile
1+ juvenile Mediterranean Gull
juvenile Yellow-legged Gull off 1st field
20+ Common Tern
Arctic Tern
adult Black Tern found after fog lifted
Red Kite over East End of Mere 12:40
Hummingbird Hawkmoth and Comma off Southorpe

28th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand (JL,JC,RL,EH)

2 Shoveler
c30 Teal
3 Garganey from Wassand hide
2 Wigeon
7 Pochard
20+ Great crested Grebe
Fulmar over KP/Swan island 5.10 – 5.20
4+ Little Egret
c70 Lapwing
Knot south
3 Dunlin 1st field
2 Wood Sandpiper south, 2 south at Grimstom also (TI)
Green Sandpiper 1st field
25+ Common Sandpiper KP/Swan island/1st field
Redshank
Whimbrel south
130+ Little Gull
juvenile Mediterranean Gull
32+ Common Tern
2 Yellow Wagtail nr Stream Dyke
Painted Lady’s in good no’s at Mere and Grimston and Rolston
18 Gatekeeper (LB)

Migrant Hawker in Wassand – Erich Hediger


imm male Common Darter – Jeff Cox


2 of 3 Garganey present in Wassand/Decoy – Roy Lyon


1 of 2 juv Yellow Wagtail – Jeff Cox


Little Egret at Stream Dyke – Jeff Cox


misty conditions at the Mere late morning till mid afternoon – Roy Lyon

27th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,JC)

5 Shoveler
2 Wigeon
15 Teal
Garganey off Swan island then flew west
8 Pochard
6 Little Egret, 5 present on Stream Dyke early morning (LI)
4+ Dunlin
4 Common Sandpiper
Redshank
Curlew north
2 Whimbrel west
46 Little Gull early morning, 54 mid afternoon
30+ Common Tern
Arctic Tern
Kingfisher
juv Great Spotted Woodpecker (ringed) at Rolston (GR)

26th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

4 Shelduck
7 Shoveler
35+ Teal
3 Garganey close off 1st field
9 Pochard
6 Little Egret
Golden Plover
10 Dunlin (8 south, 2 1st field edge)
38+ Common Sandpiper (1st field/Swan island)
6 Redshank
2 Greenshank south
2 Curlew south
6 Whimbrel south
Black-tailed Godwit south
577 Little Gull flew in off the sea early morning, then quickly moving through or returning to the sea
27+ Common Tern
Kingfisher
White-letter Hairstreak near Seaton Pond (LI)
Purple Hairstreak down Wassand Balk (LI)

2 Garganey off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


Garganey on 1st Field Edge – Jon Lamplough

25th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,LC,JC,MR)

2 Shelduck
14 Shoveler
Wigeon
34 Teal
Mandarin
7 Pochard
3 juvenile Goosander briefly off 1st field
7 Little Egret
28 Dunlin south
6+ Common Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper 1st field edge
5 Redshank south
Greenshank 1st field edge
1 Golden Plover
6 Curlew south
14 Little Gull early morning, 66 late afternoon, c600 at 19:40
20+ Common Tern
1 Arctic Tern
3 Little Tern off KP
Kingfisher
Flava Wagtail south
2 juv Grey Wagtail KP
35+ Purple Hairstreak between Southorpe and Weatherhill (LI)

Little Gull over 2nd Field


Little Gull over 2nd Field


Little Gull from 2nd Field


Common Tern from KP


Little Gull from KP


Common Sandpiper and Green Sandpiper 1st Field edge – Jon Lamplough


3 juv Goosander this morning – Jeff Cox


Boiling heat, summer stench, beneath the black the sky looks dead – Chris Cornell

24th July – Hornsea Mere, KP/Northside (JL,JH,MR)

5 Shoveler
Wigeon
21 Teal
7 Pochard
3 Little Egret
6+ Common Sandpiper
2 Redshank
57 Little Gull 5.00 am, 13 Little Gull upto 20:45
2 Little Tern off KP late morning
21+ Common Tern
Kingfisher
2 Grey Wagtail

Hobby and Marsh Harrier in Wassand – John Sanders

23rd July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,MI,MR)

3 Shoveler
Wigeon
15 Teal
15 Pochard
9 Little Egret
3 Curlew
Common Sandpiper
5 Knot
4 Redshank
14 Little Gull, 550+ upto 20:30
3 juv Mediterranean Gull
17+ Common Tern
Fritillary butterfly sp. flew south through KP around midday (TI)
Vagrant Emperor on KP 11am

Sandwich Tern off South beach – Alan Elkin

22nd July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL)

13 Shoveler
Wigeon
3 Teal
15 Pochard
16 Great crested Grebe
5 Little Egret
60 Lapwing
Common Sandpiper
Redshank
3 Black-tailed Godwit west
48 Little Gull early morning (45 flew west)
7+ Common Tern
*of interest locally a pair of Avocet’s successfully raised four young at a nearby site

1 of 4 juv Avocet’s from a nearby site


Avocet with 2 young from early June

21st July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL)

11 Pochard
3 Little Egret
3 Dunlin south
2 Common Sandpiper
2 Redshank south
180 Little Gull (177 flew to the sea by 5.20)
11+ Common Tern
Kingfisher

White-letter Hairstreak in Hornsea – Lee Ives/Jeff Cox


Reed Warbler along the Southside – Jeff Cox


Fox at the Mere – Justin Foradip

20th July – Hornsea Mere (JL,JC)

9 Teal
2 Little Egret
Hobby
48 Little Gull early evening
juv Mediterranean Gull
6+ Common Tern

juv Mediterranean Gull over the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Small Skipper – Justin Foradip


Brown Hare – Jeff Cox

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

Shoveler
Wigeon
20 Teal
2 Mandarin
12 Pochard
Fulmar over Swan island then flew south east over 1st field 06.35
6 Little Egret
Hobby
9 Redshank
3 Whimbrel
2 Black-tailed Godwit south
20 Little Gull flew seawards 05.00 am, 3 present mid morning
Sandwich Tern flew to a buoy off 2nd field 6.55, then seen over KP mid morning
6+ Common Tern
Kingfisher

Fulmar over 1st Field – Jon Lamplough

18th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MI,JC)

7 Shoveler
2 Wigeon
41 Teal
2+ Garganey. Drake and female off 1st field early morning, single female late afternoon
Mandarin
8 Pochard
5 Little Egret
2+ Hobby
Redshank south
4 Curlew west
2 Whimbrel west
5+ Little Gull
6+ Common Tern
Kingfisher

Sedge Warbler – Jeff Cox

17th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC)

17 Shoveler
9 Teal
5 Wigeon
Mandarin
6 Pochard
16 Great crested Grebe
5 Little Egret
107 Lapwing north
c80 Golden Plover over the northside
Greenshank
4 Redshank
5 Curlew west
20 Little Gull early morning, 28 during the afternoon
6+ Common Tern
Barn Owl

Rook along the Southside – Jeff Cox


Willow Warbler – Jeff Cox


Barn Owl – Justin Foradip

16th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,MR,LB)

2 Shoveler
3 Wigeon
5 Pochard
2 Little Egret
2 Hobby
2 Marsh Harrier
2+ Common Buzzard
14 Lapwing
Golden Plover
Dunlin KP
30 Little Gull am
6+ Common Tern
Grey Wagtail

Kestrel with prey over 3rd Field late morning


Little Gull on Jetty from KP – Jon Lamplough

15th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MR)

Teal
3 Mandarin
10 Pochard
2 Little Egret
19 Redshank south
Curlew south
Whimbrel south
2 Hobby
73 Little Gull departed east c.5.00 am
10+ Common Tern
2 Grey Wagtail KP
Water Vole on KP late morning

Pipistrelle Bat at Rolston – Graham Russell

14th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL)

Shelduck south
6 Teal
2 Garganey
Mandarin
8 Pochard
Goldeneye
2 Little Egret
Dunlin south
18 Redshank south
Whimbrel south
77 Little Gull am
7+ Common Tern
Kingfisher

Ringlet – Steve Mason

13th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL)

11 Teal
2 Garganey
3 Wigeon
2 Mandarin
4 Pochard
Goldeneye
2 Little Egret
Redshank
Curlew
58 Little Gull up to mid morning, 22 late afternoon
13+ Common Tern
2 Kingfisher

Garganey on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

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

18 Teal
2 Wigeon
Mandarin
7 Pochard
Goldeneye
1+ Little Egret
Peregrine
Redshank
Greenshank south
30 Little Gull am (28 ad, 1.1s, 1. 2s) 7 ad in the afternoon
ad Mediterranean Gull
10+ Common Tern
2 Arctic Tern
Kingfisher Swan island

Grey Heron through Wassand – Steve Mason

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

3 Teal
3 Wigeon
Mandarin
7 Pochard
7+ Hobby
3 Little Egret
2 Redshank
Curlew west
12 Little Gull including 11 ad west during the morning
6+ Common Tern

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

3 Shoveler
Wigeon
59+ Teal
9 Pochard
5 Little Egret
3 Dunlin south
9 Curlew west
36 Little Gull west early morning (34 ad, 2. 1s)
7+ Common Tern
Kingfisher

9th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MR,TM)

24+ Teal
Wigeon
Mandarin
8+ Pochard
3+ Little Egret
4 Hobby
Dunlin
Common Sandpiper
4+ Oystercatcher
8+ Redshank
11+ Curlew south/west
2 ad Mediterranean Gull
2 ad Little Gull
4+ Common Tern
2 Kingfisher

Hornsea Seawatch 7.30 – 8.55

220 Common Scoter north
2 Dunlin south
2 Curlew north, 2 south
20 Little Gull
3 Sandwich Tern north

8th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MR,BH,CH)

4 Shelduck
19 Teal
2 Pochard
10 Little Egret
2 Oystercatcher
25 Redshank south
13+ Black-tailed Godwit
Greenshank blogging
Whimbrel
24+ Curlew
adult Little Gull
5+ Common Tern
Kingfisher

Black-tailed Godwits over 2nd Field – Bill Harkleroad


Black-tailed Godwits through Wassand – Steve Mason


Black-tailed Skimmer 2nd Field – Bill Harkleroad

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

3 Pochard
2 Little Egret
Hobby
3+ Marsh Harrier
Tawny Owl
Barn Owl
2 Dunlin south
27 Redshank south
7+ Common Tern
Grey Wagtail

6th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside/Wassand (JL,JC,RL,EH)

3 Pochard
Goldeneye
1+ Little Egret
4 Hobby
4 Marsh Harrier

Common Sandpiper
3 Curlew west
3+ Common Tern
Kingfisher

Hobby in Wassand – Roy Lyon


imm male Goldeneye – Roy Lyon


1 of 2 Hornet seen today – Roy Lyon


Toad of Wassand Hall – Roy Lyon

5th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL)

2 Wigeon
2 Pochard
5+ Little Egret
2 Hobby
Black-tailed Godwit south
2 Whimbrel north
18 Little Gull including 17 west early morning
4+ Common Tern
Kingfisher
2 juv Grey Wagtail Swan Island

Kingfisher along the Southside – Jon Lamplough

4th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL)

2 Pochard
2 Little Egret
Hobby
2+ Redshank
14 Curlew west
3 Little Gull (ad & 2. 1s)
3+ Common Tern
Kingfisher
Grey Wagtail

Black-tailed Skimmer – Scott Creek

3rd July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL)

3 Teal
Wigeon
2 Pochard
2 Little Egret
4 Redshank
4 Curlew west
7 Little Gull (3 ad, 4 1s)
adult Mediterranean Gull
3+ Common Tern

ringed Cetti’s Warbler in Wassand – Jeff Cox


Hornet in Wassand – Steve Mason


Hobby in Wassand – Steve Mason


Hobby in Wassand – Steve Mason

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

Shoveler
Wigeon
2 Teal
Mandarin
5+ Grey Heron
Little Egret
14+ Redshank
27 Black-tailed Godwit south
2 Curlew west
1s Little Gull
4+ Common Tern
Grey Wagtail

Redshanks heading through the Mere – Steve Mason

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

7 Teal west
3 Pochard
3 Grey Heron
5 Little Egret + 5 Little Egret between Mappleton and Hornsea (JC)
4+ Common Sandpiper
3 Little Gull
2+ Common Tern

Emperor Dragonfly at Rolston – Jeff Cox


5 Little Egret moving up the beach from Mappleton – Jeff Cox


part of the Sand Martin colony near Mapp – Jeff Cox


Wren in Wassand – Steve Mason


June Sightings

30th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,JC)

2 Grey Heron
Wigeon
44 Teal west
4 Mandarin
7 Pochard
3+ Hobby
Redshank
4 Curlew west
12+ Little Gull
3+ Common Tern
2 Little Tern over the mere at 6.13 then flew east

juv Reed Bunting – Jeff Cox


Marsh Harrier – Justin Foradip


Common Tern from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Hobby from Wassand – Steve Mason

29th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand (JL,RL,EH,JS,MS)

2 Teal
2 Mandarin
Pochard
3+ Little Egret
6 Hobby
Redshank
18 Curlew west
26 Little Gull
3+ Common Tern
Kingfisher
Grass Snake

Hobby from Wassand – Roy Lyon


2 Hobby over Decoy upto 6 seen today – Roy Lyon


2 Hobby from Decoy/Wassand upto 6 seen today – Roy Lyon


Grass Snake from Wassand/Decoy – John Sanders


Hobby in Wassand – John Sanders

28th June – Hornsea Mere (JL,JC)

Mandarin
4 Little Egret
2 Hobby
7 Curlew north
5 Little Gull
3 Common Tern

Pyramidal Orchid – Jeff Cox


Common Swift over the Mere – Jeff Cox


Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

27th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

Mandarin
3 Pochard
Little Egret
Redshank south
2 Black-tailed Godwit south
9 Curlew
2 Little Gull
3+ Common Tern

Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

26th June – Hornsea Mere (JL)

5 Pochard
3 Little Egret
Redshank
7+ Common Tern

Reed Bunting from the Mere – Jon Lamplough

25th June – Hornsea Mere (JL,JC)

Mandarin
91 Tufted Duck
5 Pochard
Little Egret
Curlew
7 Little Gull
3 Common Tern

Jelly Ear Fungus in Wassand – Jeff Cox

24th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand (JL,JC)

Little Grebe
6 Teal
Mandarin
4 Pochard
Little Egret
Curlew west
12 Black-tailed Godwit south
13+ Little Gull
5+ Common Tern
Hobby
2 Jay
10+ Painted Lady

Carrion Crow in 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


Sedge Warbler – Jeff Cox


Common Tern and Grey Heron from Wassand – Jeff Cox

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

Shelduck
2 Teal
2 Mandarin
5 Pochard
13 Great crested Grebe
2+ Little Egret
Common Sandpiper KP
5 Curlew west
4+ Little Gull
4+ Common Tern

Kingfisher from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

22nd June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL)

8 Shoveler
2 Wigeon
2 Teal
2 Mandarin
6 Pochard
3 Little Egret
Hobby
Common Sandpiper KP
3 Redshank
2 Curlew west
9 Little Gull
4+ Common Tern
2 Little Tern at 11.00 from KP (MI)

Little Egret off 1st Field edge – Jon Lamplough

21st June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,JC,BH,JF)

Shoveler
Teal
Mandarin
2 Goldeneye
2+ Little Egret
Hobby
5 Oystercatcher
Green Sandpiper 1st field edge
7 Redshank south
3 Curlew south
4 Little Gull
6+ Common Tern
Green Woodpecker
6+ Cetti’s Warbler

Linnet – Jeff Cox


Meadow Brown – Jeff Cox


Ringlet – Justin Foradip


Roebuck – Bill Harkleroad


Coot on Water Crowfoot from Wassand – Bill Harkleroad

20th June – Hornsea Mere, KP (MR)

Little Egret
4+ Oystercatcher
Redshank
4+ Little Gull
4+ Common Tern

Redshank on KP


Swallow on KP


Little Egret from KP

19th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL)

8 Shoveler
Teal
4 Pochard
2 Goldeneye
5 Oystercatcher
3 Curlew west
6 Little Gull
7+ Common Tern

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

4 Shoveler
32 Gadwall
11 Teal
Wigeon
2 Mandarin
10 Pochard
2 Goldeneye
3 Grey Heron
Red Kite low west over Hornsea Bridge Ind Est (TI)
3+ Hobby
5+ Curlew south
2 Black-tailed Godwit south
10 Little Gull
5+ Common Tern
Otter

drake Pochard – Jon Lamplough

17th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

2 Shoveler
Teal
5 Pochard
Little Egret
Peregrine
Curlew south
8 Little Gull
6+ Common Tern

Yellow Shell in 1st Field – Lee Ives

16th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,LB,LI)

5 Pochard
2 Little Egret
4 Hobby
Redshank
Curlew south
7 Little Gull
6+ Common Tern
Cuckoo

Meadow Vetchling found in 2nd and 3rd Field – Lesley Ball

15th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,LB)

2 Shoveler
3 Wigeon
drake Garganey
Teal
2 Pochard
2 Goldeneye
2 Hobby
Redshank
Curlew south
10 Little Gull (5 ad,5 1s)
7+ Common Tern

Painted Lady near Wassand Hide – Scott Creek


flowering Dog Rose on 2nd Field bank – Lesley Ball

14th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside/KP (JL,MR,LB,AE)

2 Shoveler
5 Teal
2 Goldeneye
Pochard
Great white Egret flew north west 7.38
Hobby
Barn Owl
5 Oystercatcher
6 Little Gull (2 adult, 4. 1s)
6+ Common Tern
Grey Wagtail

Barn Owl in 1st Field


1st summer Little Gull off 2nd Field


Red-tailed Bumblebee and Southern Marsh Orchid – Bill Harkleroad


Painted Lady in 1st Field – Bill Harkleroad

13th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,LB)

2 Shelduck
Pochard
2 Goldeneye
Barn Owl
3 Little Gull (2 adults)
6 Common Tern

12th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside/KP/Wassand (JL,RL)

3 Hobby (all 2cy)
2 Little Gull (both 1s)
Common Tern

Hobby at the Mere – Roy Lyon

11th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

2 Shoveler
9 Teal
Pochard
Hobby
4 Oystercatcher
Dunlin east
4 Curlew east
3 Little Gull (all 1s)
5 Common Tern

10th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,LB)

Teal
3 Pochard
Goldeneye
Hobby
2 Redshank
1s Little Gull
2 Common Tern

Southern Marsh Orchid – Lesley Ball

9th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,JC)

2 Shelduck
Teal
8 Pochard
Little Egret
Cattle Egret flew in from the east at 05.55. Still present on Swan island at 9.40
2 Sparrowhawk
Hobby
Barn Owl
4 Little Gull (all 1s)
3 Common Tern
4 Yellowhammer

Common Spotted Orchid in Wassand – Justin Foradip


Speckled Wood – Justin Foradip

8th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,TM,LB)

2 Shelduck
2 Teal
Pochard
Little Egret
2 Little Gull (both 1s)
2cy Mediterranean Gull
2 Common Tern
Yellow Wagtail
small numbers of Painted Lady’s through the Mere today
Small Copper

7th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,MR)

6 Pochard
2 Shelduck
5 Shoveler
Cattle Egret Swan Island till late morning at least
3 Hobby
Spoonbill flew west 8.30
2 Fulmar
Greenshank south
2 Little Gull (both 1s)
2cy Mediterranean Gull
3 Common Tern

Fulmar from KP


Fulmar from KP


Fulmar from KP

6th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand (JL,MR)

5 Shoveler
4 Teal
Goldeneye
Cattle Egret (3rd Mere record) Swan Island in morning, flew west at 13:40
Peregrine
Hobby
2 Little Gull (both 1s)
2cy Med Gull
2 Common Tern

Cattle Egret on Swan Island – Jon Lamplough


2cy Med Gull over the Mere – Jon Lamplough

5th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MR,JC,LB,MI)

2 Teal
2 drake Mandarin
Pochard
Goldeneye
fem Goosander
Hobby
Tawny Owl
Barn Owl
2 1s Little Gull
1s Mediterranean Gull
2 Common Tern

Cowden – (MR)

Hobby
120+ Swift south
3 Cuckoo
Grasshopper Warbler

Soldier Beetle from the Mere – Bill Harkleroad


Cuckoo at Cowden


Swift at Cowden


Kestrel along the Southside of the Mere – Jeff Cox


juv Great Spotted Woodpecker – Jeff Cox


male Bullfinch – Justin Foradip


Water Crowsfoot in Wassand – Jeff Cox

4th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,MR,LB)

2 Shelduck
2 Shoveler
2 Teal
8 Pochard
6 Little Egret (including 5 on Swan island early morning then flew west)
Tawny Owl
Hobby
5 Oystercatcher
4+ Common Tern
Yellow Wagtail
Chimney Sweep, Red Admiral, Holly Blue

Cowden – (MR)

Osprey – in the area around 50 mins then flew high north 09:30ish
1 Hobby
Grasshopper Warbler
1 Fulmar

Osprey heading out north over Cowden


Osprey over Cowden


Osprey at Cowden


Osprey at Cowden causing a fuss

a Roebuck in 1st Field early morning – Jon Lamplough

3rd June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,MI,JC)

2 Wigeon
Teal
Goldeneye
fem Goosander
3+ Grey Heron
Little Egret
Red Kite south west over 1st field in afternoon (presumed same over Tansley Lane,Hornsea JC) Red Kite over Mappleton mid morning (GR)
Hobby
4+ Oystercatcher
Avocet Swan Island spit
3 Black tailed Godwit north
1s Mediterranean Gull west early morning
2 Common Tern
450+ Swift
Cuckoo

a lingering Goldeneye at the Mere – Jeff Cox


Common Buzzard – Jeff Cox

2nd June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,RL,MI,ML)

4 drake Shoveler
6 Pochard
drake Mandarin
4 Grey Heron north east
Spoonbill flew south east 9.42
3+ Hobby
Common Sandpiper
2cy Little Gull
4 Little Tern (Mere rarity) over the Mere for about 3 minutes early morning
Common Tern
Cuckoo
Otter

Hornsea seafront (RL,ML)

6 Manx Shearwater
c60 Sandwich Tern south
3 Puffin south
Teal south
Fulmar south
Kestrel south

Sandwich Tern – Roy Lyon


Gannet south off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Auks off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Reed Warbler singing down Stream Dike – Jeff Cox


Orange Tip – Jeff Cox


Small Copper – Jeff Cox

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

drake Mandarin
2+ Little Egret
Hobby
7+ Oystercatcher
Common Sandpiper
Greenshank
2cy Little Gull
adult Kittiwake over the mere early morning
Common Tern
2 Barn Owl
2 Cuckoo
Otter

Little Gull over the Mere – Jon Lamplough


May Sightings

31st May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,TM,MR,JC)

no sign of the drake Baikal Teal
drake Mandarin
2 Wigeon
drake Teal
Little Egret
3+ Common Tern
2 Cuckoo
2 Yellow Wagtail

male Montagu’s Harrier through south at Aldbrough/East Newton mid afternoon (AJ)

Broad-bodied Chaser at Cowden


Meadow Pipit at Cowden


Common Blue from around the Mere – Justin Foradip

30th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,MR,LB)

drake Baikal Teal till mid afternoon at least around buoy 7 west of Swan Island
2+ Wigeon
10 Pochard
11 Great Crested Grebe
Barn Owl
Tawny Owl
1+ Hobby
3+ Common Tern
1+ Cuckoo
Yellow Wagtail

Baikal Teal on the Mere today – Jon Lamplough


Baikal Teal favouring the west end of Swan Island this afternoon – Jon Lamplough


Baikal Teal favouring the west end of Swan Island this afternoon – Jon Lamplough


Phonescoped Tawny Owl near the Mere


aerial Hobby over KP


male Marsh Harrier over 2nd Field


Great Spotted Woodpecker from around the Mere – Justin Foradip

29th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,MR,LB)

drake Baikal Teal on Swan Island to late morning at least
5 Teal
11 Pochard
Little Egret
Barn Owl
1+ Hobby
3+ Common Tern
2 Cuckoo
Grass Snake in 1st Field

Baikal Teal 28/05 on Swan Island – Jon Lamplough


Swallow over 1st Field


Little Egret off 1st Field

28th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,MR,BH,LB)

Shoveler
2 Wigeon
3 Teal
drake Baikal Teal on Swan Island mid to late morning at least
9 Pochard
Fulmar blogging during the morning
Little Egret
Barn Owl
2 Hobby
Dunlin east
Common Sandpiper
3 Common Tern
2 Yellow Wagtail
Otter

Barn Owl over 2nd Field – Bill Harkleroad

27th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL)

4 Wigeon
11 Teal
drake Baikal Teal mobile between Swan island and Decoy
4 Pochard
Fulmar high over Swan island 8.37
Honey Buzzard flew south east over Swan island 8.55
Hobby
4 Ringed Plover west
5 Dunlin west
Common Sandpiper Swan Island
Curlew west
3+ Common Tern

Honey Buzzard also south over Aldbrough late morning (AJ) and Grimston shortly after (TI)

Tree Sparrow in 1st Field – Steve Mason


Willow Warbler in Wassand – Steve Mason

26th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL)

Barnacle Goose
Shelduck
4 Shoveler
4 Wigeon
4 Teal
drake Baikal Teal off Swan island during the morning before moving to Decoy
10 Great crested Grebe
2+ Hobby
Greenshank
2cy Mediterranean Gull
3+ Common Tern

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

2 Shelduck
drake Baikal Teal west of Swan Island during the morning, flew to Decoy midday
Teal
4 Wigeon
Little Egret
1+ Hobby
2 Common Sandpiper Swan Island
3+ Common Tern
Otter

Baikal Teal in flight from Wassand – John Sanders


Baikal Teal in Wassand – Alan Elkin


Baikal Teal in Wassand – Alan Elkin


Baikal Teal in Wassand – Alan Elkin

24th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

drake Baikal Teal associating with drake Wigeon, till 20:39 at least off west end of Swan Island
Little Egret
6 Dunlin
Redshank
3+ Common Tern

drake Baikal Teal on the Mere – Jon Lamplough


drake Baikal Teal with the drake Wigeon – Roy Lyon


drake Baikal Teal at the west end of the Mere – Roy Lyon


drake Baikal Teal – Roy Lyon


drake Baikal Teal – Roy Lyon


Mute Swans from Wassand – Steve Mason

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

Pochard
Goldeneye
2 Little Egret
2+ Hobby
Common Sandpiper
5 Common Tern
Otter

male Marsh Harrier in Wassand – Steve Mason


Fox in Wassand – Steve Mason

22nd May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,JC,MR)

7 Grey Heron (3 from KP, 4 flew high west)
drake Garganey from KP till late morning then flew west
3+ Pochard
5+ Common Tern
Red Kite high over Cowden/Aldbrough (AJ)
3+ Hobby
Barn Owl at Southorpe + Mappleton
Green Woodpecker at Southorpe

Common Tern off 2nd Field


Barn Owl at Mappleton

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

2 drake Garganey from northside of KP from mid morning
5+ Common Tern
4 Pochard
4 Wigeon
1+ Hobby
fem Ring Ouzel back on 1st field edge till 08:40

Ring Ouzel early morning 1st Field edge – Jon Lamplough


2 drake Garganey from KP – Jon Lamplough


2 drake Garganey off KP carpark

20th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,TM,JC,MR)

5 Shelduck
drake Garganey KP
drake Mandarin
Little Egret
3 Red Kite – 1 circling over the west end was soon joined by another 2, all 3 eventually heading SSE over 2nd Field around 12:30. The second observation of 3 birds together over the Mere this year.
Peregrine west
3 Hobby
4 Oystercatcher north
2 Common Sandpiper 1st field
5+ Common Tern
Cuckoo
fem Ring Ouzel briefly in 1st Field mid afternoon
Spotted Flycatcher in Wassand

Grasshopper Warbler at South Cliffs
3 Oystercatcher
Barn Owl

Ring Ouzel 1st Field edge


Ring Ouzel off east sharpish


Oystercatchers over South Cliffs – Jeff Cox


Water Vole – Jeff Cox

19th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand (JL,JC,MR,BH)

drake Garganey north side of KP
4 Wigeon
4 Pochard
fem Goldeneye
drake Mandarin
Little Egret
Common Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper 1st field then flew south
Curlew west
Cuckoo
Green Woodpecker
Otter off Swan island

Skylark at Southorpe – Bill Harkleroad

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

2 Shelduck
drake Garganey north side of KP
Little Egret
Hobby
Common Sandpiper 1st field
Greenshank 1st field
4+ Common Tern

Tunstall – (GT,AJ)

sum’plumaged Water Pipit
Wood Sandpiper

Greenshank off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


Hobby at the Mere – Steve Mason


Wigeon at the Mere – Jon Lamplough

17th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JC,JL)

drake Garganey northside of KP
4 Wigeon
Hobby
Kestrel
Barn Owl
3+ Common Tern
Great Spotted Woodpecker
1+ Common Sandpiper 1st Field/KP
Dunlin 1st Field
2 Cuckoo

Common Sandpiper – Jeff Cox

Great Spotted Woodpecker – Jeff Cox

1 of 2 Cuckoo around Heslop’s – Jeff Cox

female Orange Tip – Justin Foradip

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

drake Garganey off KP
Little Egret
Common Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper 1st field edge, then flew east 05.17
2cy Little Gull east
2+ Common Tern
25 Arctic Tern east
Cuckoo

drake Garganey off the northside of KP – Jon Lamplough


drake Garganey off the northside of KP – Jon Lamplough

15th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MR,LB,TI)

Pink-footed Goose
drake Garganey KP then flew west
7 Wigeon
2 Hobby
3 Ruff west
2+ Common Sandpiper
Greenshank south
2+ Common Tern
Cuckoo
Yellow Wagtail

2 Spoonbill high south over Grimston early morning (SW)

drake Garganey off KP this morning


Holly Blue from Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


1 of 2 Avocet south off Cowden

14th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,MR,LB)

1 Pink-footed Goose
1 Barnacle Goose late morning then west
Shelduck
3 Pochard
Hobby
3 Oystercatcher chicks Swan Island (MI)
Common Sandpiper
Greenshank
4+ Common Tern
Wheatear 1st field

Wheatear in 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


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Reed Bunting 1st Field – Bill Harkleroad

13th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MR,LB)

2 Shelduck
Red Kite high south 9:45 (possibly same bird through west at Grimston 10:30,TI)
Common Buzzard high NW
Hobby
6 Oystercatcher
Common Sandpiper 1st Field
Dunlin west
Redshank
6 Black-tailed Godwit south
2 Common Tern
2 Cuckoo

Hobby high over 3rd Field/Heslop’s


even higher Red Kite over the Mere

12th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,MR)

3 Pink-footed Goose
2 Shelduck
Little Egret
Common Sandpiper
4+ Common Tern
1+ Cuckoo

Whitethroat along the Southside


Sedge Warbler in 1st Field


Common Sandpiper off 1st Field

11th May – Cowden (LI,JL)

a stunning adult Brown Shrike found mid-afternoon in the coastal scrub at Cowden

adult Brown Shrike at Cowden – MR


adult Brown Shrike at Cowden – MR


adult Brown Shrike at Cowden – MR


adult Brown Shrike at Cowden – MR


adult Brown Shrike at Cowden – MR


adult Brown Shrike at Cowden – MR


adult Brown Shrike at Cowden – Roy Lyon


adult Brown Shrike at Cowden – Roy Lyon


adult Brown Shrike at Cowden – Roy Lyon

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MR,JC,RL)

3 Pink-footed Goose
2 Shelduck
4 Little Egret including 3 north
8+ Buzzard
2 Hobby
Ringed Plover
Curlew west
1+ Cuckoo
4 Jay in Wassand
Green Woodpecker
Turtle Dove between Cowden and Withernwick in evening
Garden Warbler in Wassand and Southorpe Road
Otter

Jays in Wassand – Roy Lyon


Common Frog in Wassand – Jeff Cox


Stock Dove over 1st Field – Bill Harkleroad


Chiffchaff down Southorpe – Bill Harkleroad

10th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,JC)

3 Pink-footed Goose
Wigeon
3 Goldeneye
9 Great crested Grebe
3+ Common Sandpiper
6+ Common Tern
2 Black Tern
Cuckoo
Grasshopper Warbler reeling Wassand (also on 5th)
Flava Wagtail south

House Martin in 1st Field – Jon Lamplough

9th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,LI)

Goldeneye
Grey Plover west
6+ Common Sandpiper Tree Island/KP
2 Dunlin
2 Redshank
1 Greenshank
Whimbrel north
2 Sandwich Tern off KP/Swan island
6+ Common Tern
6 Arctic Tern east
9+ Black Tern off Swan island in morning, 11 in evening
Kingfisher
c120 Swallow
c40 Sand Martin

Black Tern over the Mere this morning – Jon Lamplough


Black Tern at the Mere – Alan Elkin


early morning Black Tern in the gloom – Jeff Cox


Black Tern over the Mere – Bill Harkleroad

8th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,LB)

5 Shelduck
Little Egret
Dunlin 1st Field
14+ Common Sandpiper 1st Field/KP
Curlew
2 Black-tailed Godwit east
2 Sandwich Tern early morning on a buoy off KP
5+ Common Tern
10 Arctic Tern east
6 Black Tern (3 flew high east at 6.50, 3 feeding over the mere late afternoon)

7th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,LB)

2 Pink-footed Goose
Shelduck
drake Garganey Swan Island/KP
Hobby
Common Sandpiper KP
12 Redshank “blogging”
Whimbrel
Curlew
3 Common Tern
2 Barn Owl
Grey Wagtail KP

Hobby over the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Hobby over the Mere – Jon Lamplough

6th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,TM,LB)

3 Pink-footed Goose
Shelduck
Wigeon
4 Pochard
3+ Grey Heron
3 Little Egret north
Hobby
Common Sandpiper KP
Whimbrel east
Sandwich Tern KP jetties area
5 Common Tern
Yellow Wagtail

Sandwich Tern around KP today – Jon Lamplough

Sandwich Tern around KP today – Jon Lamplough


Sandwich Tern around KP today – Jon Lamplough

5th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,MR,BH)

3 White-fronted Goose
2 Pink-footed Goose
Bar-headed Goose west
Shelduck
5 Teal
Hobby
3 Common Sandpiper
Redshank
5 Common Tern
120+ Swift late morning
2 Cuckoo
4 Shoveler
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
8+ Great Crested Grebe

ad White-fronted Goose in 2nd Field – Bill Harkleroad


3 Russian White-fronts over Heslop’s – Bill Harkleroad

May The Fourth Be With You – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside/Darkside (JL,DV,LS)

3 White-fronted Goose
2 Pink-footed Goose
Shelduck
1+ Hobby
2 Common Tern
8 Arctic Tern ‘moved along’ east

Great Crested Grebe on the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Ewok ‘on the draw’ from the Mere woods – Jango Fett

3rd May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MR,JC,LI)

3 White-fronted Goose
2 Pink-footed Goose
5 Shelduck
drake Garganey off Swan + Tree Island/KP
Common Sandpiper
Curlew
Snipe
Whimbrel south
Marsh Harrier
40+ Swift
c250 Sand Martin
c150 Swallow
c30 House Martin

Common Swift from a drizzly KP – Bill Harkleroad


Swallow from 1st Field – Bill Harkleroad


3 Russian White-fronts + Pink-feet south of Heslop’s – Justin Foradip


Roe Deer here on the fringes of the Mere – Roy Harper


bedraggled Hare – Jeff Cox

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

3 White-fronted Goose
2 Pink-footed Goose
Shelduck
Little Egret east
2 Dunlin west
2 Common Sandpiper
Black-tailed Godwit west
6+ Common Tern
Barn Owl
40+ Swift

Goldfinch – Steve Mason


singing Blackcap – Steve Mason

1st May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,MR,LB)

2 White-fronted Goose
2 Pink-footed Goose
pair Little Grebe
Shelduck
3 Goosander flew west over Seaton
9 Oystercatcher (8+1)
2 Common Tern
3 Marsh Harrier
Barn Owl
Cuckoo
fem Wheatear 1st Field
14 Swift

Whitethroat, plenty of common Warblers round the Mere – Jeff Cox


Lesser Whitethroat – Jeff Cox


April Sightings

30th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL)

2 White-fronted Goose
2 Pink-fronted Goose
Whimbrel south
Common Tern
Cuckoo
Swift

Pied Wagtail on KP – Jon Lamplough


Treecreeper in Wassand – Steve Mason

29th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,MR,LB,RW)

2 White-fronted Goose
2 Pink-footed Goose
Shelduck
2 Pochard
Curlew north
Whimbrel north
4 Common Tern
12 Arctic Tern east
Swift
1+ Cuckoo
Yellow Wagtail north
Fieldfare
*of interest the green wing-tagged Marsh Harrier (4X) seen yesterday, was ringed and tagged on the Holkham estate in North Norfolk
on 13.06.2018 and was 1 of 5 (4 males and 1 female). It was seen several times in Norfolk then was seen in Baranny, Galway on 18.11.2018. He
disappeared for a while then was seen near Lough Larne, Co. Antrim on
13.04.2019

green wing-tagged Marsh Harrier 4X over 1st Field


Russian White-fronted Goose in 2nd Field – Rich Willison


Russian White-fronts in 2nd Field – Rich Willison


Pink-feet on the Mere with Greylags – Dicky Ticker

28th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside/KP (JL,MR)

2 White-fronted Goose
17 Teal
3 Wigeon
2 Pochard
2 Hobby
green wing-tagged Marsh Harrier flew south
5+ Common Buzzard
Golden Plover north
Curlew south
Whimbrel north
4 Common Tern
1 Arctic Tern east
c150 House Martin over Heslop’s late afternoon
4 Swift

1 of 2 Hobby over 2nd Field this afternoon


Reed Warbler in 1st Field


Green Woodpecker – Alan Elkin


Common Buzzard in Wassand – Steve Mason

27th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside/KP (JL,MR,JC,RH)

Bittern
2 White-fronted Goose
2 Pink-footed Goose
2 Common Tern
Little Egret
4 Marsh Harrier
2 Golden Plover
Oystercatcher
Common Sandpiper
2 Cuckoo
Fieldfare

Willow Warbler – Roy Harper


Common Sandpiper on KP – Roy Harper

26th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand (JL,RL)

2 White-fronted Goose
2 Pink-footed Goose
2 Shelduck
Fulmar over Swan island/KP 7:50
Little Egret
2 Red Kite
4 Marsh Harrier
Bittern
Dunlin
Common Sandpiper
2 Curlew north west
2 Whimbrel west
3 Common Tern
Cuckoo
Tree Pipit briefly on northside before flying off
Wheatear 1st field
Hooded Crow flew north over 2nd field 6:45

Tree Pipit at the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Red Kite over Wassand 1 of 2 seen today – Roy Lyon


Marsh Harrier with Short-tailed Vole – Roy Lyon


Marsh Harrier – Roy Lyon

25th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,CH)

Bittern in Bull Hole late afternoon
2 White-fronted Goose
2 Shelduck
7 Shoveler
Pochard
Little Egret
Hobby
Turnstone attempted to land on Swan island then flew east towards KP
Common Sandpiper Swan island
7 Black-tailed Godwit south
4 Curlew east
2 Whimbrel south
2 Common Tern
Cuckoo
Yellow Wagtail 1st field
Fieldfare 1st field
Reed Warbler 1st field reedbed

Fox in Wassand – Steve Mason


Speckled Wood – Steve Mason

24th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,JC)

2 White-fronted Goose
2 Pink-footed Goose
Egyptian Goose
2 Shelduck
3 Common Tern

Song Thrush in Wassand – Steve Mason


Jackdaw in 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Wheatear off Hull Road – Jeff Cox


Gadwall on the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Great Spotted Woodpeckers in Wassand – Steve Mason

23rd April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,TI)

2 White-fronted Goose
2 Pink-footed Goose
3 Grey Heron
4 Little Egret flew north east
Ringed Plover east
Common Sandpiper KP jetties
Green Sandpiper east
Dunlin east
4 Bar-tailed Godwit east
Curlew east
2 Common Tern
Fieldfare 1st field

22nd April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,JH)

White-fronted Goose
2 Shelduck
Bittern
2cy Little Gull
2 Arctic Tern east
Green Woodpecker

Common Sandpiper at Far Grange

Reed Bunting in 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


Great Tit in Wassand – Steve Mason


male Blackcap in Wassand – Steve Mason

21st April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,JC)

Bittern
2 White-fronted Goose
Pink-footed Goose
Shelduck
8 Teal
Little Egret Swan island
2 Whimbrel west
Grasshopper Warbler 1st field
2 Red-legged Partridge
3 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Green Woodpecker
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
2 Whitethroat

Grasshopper Warbler reeling from 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


Whitethroat – Jeff Cox


Yellowhammer – Jeff Cox


Speckled Wood – Jeff Cox


Brown Hares – Jeff Cox

20th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,SC)

2 White-fronted Goose
2 Pink-footed Goose
2 Shelduck
16 Teal
Little Egret Swan island
Redshank
Greenshank heard
Wheatear
4 Yellowhammer
Bittern
3 Marsh Harrier
Green Woodpecker
Redwing
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker
3 Lesser Whitethroat along Southorpe Rd

Brambling + Barn Owl at Rolston (GR)

Little Grebe – Steve Mason


Moorhen – Jeff Cox


Wren in Wassand – Steve Mason


Wheatear along the Southside – Jeff Cox


Brimstone today – Scott Creek

19th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,JC,AE)

Bittern heard to boom from Wassand Hide
2 White-fronted Goose
2 Pink-footed Goose
Shelduck
drake Garganey flew west into Decoy
13 Teal
Red Kite west over Seaton
Ringed Plover
Curlew east
Whimbrel heard
2 Greenshank east
Fieldfare
1+ Hooded Crow – 1 briefly perched on Cormorant trees at 8.00 then flew east. Another (or same bird) flew north east at 9.33, briefly perching on a hedge on the north side of the Mere before moving on

mobile drake Garganey with Teal – Mark Brzezicki


drake Garganey from Decoy/Wassand – Mark Brzezicki


Cetti’s Warbler in big country from Wassand – Alan Elkin


Brimstone by the Crossing in Wassand – Stuart Adamson


posing Chiffchaff in Wassand – Steve Mason


boom, a posing Chiffchaff – Steve Mason


Roe Deer (blind in one eye) from the Mere today – Scott Creek


White-fronted Geese in 3rd Field – Scott Creek

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

Bittern heard in Wassand (SM)
2 White-fronted Goose
2 Pink-footed Goose
Egyptian Goose
2 Shelduck
2 Pintail
8 Wigeon
11 Teal
Little Egret
Peregrine
12 Lapwing
2 Curlew
Sedge Warbler 1st field

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

Bittern heard in Wassand (SC)
2 White-fronted Goose
2 Pink-footed Goose
2 Pintail
Peregrine
Curlew
Common Tern
2 Arctic Tern (MI)
Fieldfare 1st field

drake Pintail on the Mere – Jon Lamplough


drake Pintail on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

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

2 White-fronted Goose
2 Pink-footed Goose
2 Pintail
3 Pochard
drake Goosander
Great white Egret flew west towards Decoy at 6.45, later flew to the south east reedbed at 8.45
Redshank
Whitethroat

15th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,AE)

2 White-fronted Goose
2 Pink-footed Goose
2 Pintail
10 Shoveler
Peregrine
3 Oystercatcher
Green Woodpecker
Fox

Green Woodpecker in Wassand – Alan Elkin


Fox in Wassand – Alan Elkin

14th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand (JL,JC,JF)

Fulmar blogging around KP/Swan Island several times during day
40+ Sand Martin
5 Swallow
2 House Martin
Green Woodpeckjer
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
3 Marsh Harrier
2 Common Buzzard
3 Pink Footed Goose
2 White-fronted Goose
3 Blackcap
Lesser Whitethroat
2 Lapwing

Fulmar over KP this morning – Jon Lamplough

Green Woodpecker – Jeff Cox


Pink-footed Geese from today – Justin Foradip

13th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside/KP (JL,MR,JC,JF)

2 White-fronted Goose
Dark-bellied Brent Goose flew west
3 Pintail
female Goosander

Bullfinch – Justin Foradip


local Little Owl – Jeff Cox


local Little Owl – Jeff Cox

12th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,MR)

2 White-fronted Goose
3 Pink-footed Goose, flew high north late morning
3+ Shelduck
3 drake Pintail
26 Shoveler
55 Teal
8 Wigeon
1 Common Sandpiper on KP (MI)
3+ Snipe in Heslop’s
2 Lesser Whitethroat
Grasshopper Warbler at Cowden (JC)

Lesser Whitethroat 2nd Field


Lesser Whitethroat in 2nd Field


Pink-footed Geese heading out late morning


Yellowhammer by Ouzel Hedge


Lesser Whitethroat 2nd Field – Bill Harkleroad

11th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside/KP (JL,MR,JH,JC,JF)

2 White-fronted Goose
3 Pink-footed Goose
Egyptian Goose
3 drake Pintail
22 Shoveler
7 Wigeon
91 Teal
5 Pochard
Goosander
8+ Common Buzzard
4+ Marsh Harrier
1s Mediterranean Gull
8 Golden Plover
2 Curlew
Little Egret Swan island
2 White Wagtail
8+ Blackcap
3 Lesser Whitethroat
5 Chiffchaff
5+ Cetti’s Warbler
Green Woodpecker
2 Jay
Grass Snake at Heslop’s

drake Pintail on the Mere today – Jon Lamplough


male Blackcap – Justin Foradip


female Blackcap – Jeff Cox


Golden Plover at Southorpe


drake Chaffinch 2nd Field


White Wagtail along the Southside

10th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand (JL,MR,JC,CH,JH)

2 White-fronted Goose
3 Pink-footed Goose
2 drake Pintail
3 Pochard
8+ Common Buzzard
4+ Marsh Harrier
1 Peregrine on Swan Island
1 Hobby in Wassand
35 Golden Plover flew NE
male Redstart in Wassand
Lesser Whitethroat 2nd Field
several Willow Warbler
Chiffchaff + Blackcap in good no’s

2 drake Pintail over the Mere


it’s the time of year we get deer in the Mere – Jon Lamplough

9th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,MR)

2 White-fronted Goose
3 Pink-footed Goose
2 drake Pintail
3 Pochard
5 Grey Heron
8+ Common Buzzard
1 Red Kite north over Mere
4+ Marsh Harrier
3+ Sparrowhawk
7 Little Gull (6 flew east, 1 in afternoon)
2 Oystercatcher
1 Redshank

Red Kite over 3rd Field/Heslop’s


Red Kite over 3rd Field/Heslop’s


Redshank off 1st Field


female Marsh Harrier over 2nd Field


Reed Bunting in 1st Field

8th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL)

2 White-fronted Goose
3 Pink-footed Goose
Peregrine
180+ Sand Martin
1+ Swallow
4+ House Martin
Otter

Gadwall on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

7th April – Hornsea Mere, Northside (JL)

2 drake Pintail
female Red-crested Pochard
210 Sand Martin
2 Swallow
5 House Martin
Otter

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

2 Russian White-fronted Goose 1st field
Shelduck
2 drake Pintail
female Red-breasted Merganser
6 Great crested Grebe
Curlew south
Barn Owl
240+ Sand Martin
2 Swallow
2 House Martin

1 of 2 drake Pintail present on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

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

2 Russian White-fronted Goose
3 Pink-footed Goose
female Red-crested Pochard
Red Kite south over 1st field
3 Oystercatcher
Curlew south
Redshank
Grey Wagtail
60 Sand Martin
Swallow

4th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MR,RL,ML,TM)

2 Russian White-fronted Goose
3 Pink-footed Goose
Shelduck
2 Pintail
6+ Buzzard
Peregrine
Wheatear 1st Field shore
2+ Grey Wagtail
Green Woodpecker
Jay

Wheatear in 1st Field – Tony McCoy


Wheatear 1st Field – Roy Lyon


Wheatear 1st Field – Roy Lyon


Pink-footed Goose in 2nd Field – Tony McCoy


Green Woodpecker in Wassand – Roy Lyon


Chiffchaff at Atwick – Roy Lyon


Redwing at Atwick – Roy Lyon


Little Ringed Plover at Swinemoor – Roy Lyon

3rd April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside/KP (JL,MR,LB,PM)

2 White-fronted Goose
3 Pink-footed Goose
2 drake Pintail
female Red-crested Pochard
female Common Scoter
6 Little Grebe
Little Ringed Plover flew east
Redshank flew east
24 Lapwing
2+ Grey Wagtail
160+ Sand Martin
6 Swallow
5 House Martin

Chiffchaff in Heslop’s


female Common Scoter off 2nd Field


Russian White-fronted Goose in 1st Field


Russian White-fronted Goose in 1st Field


3 Pink-footed Goose off 2nd Field

2nd April – Hornsea Mere, Northside/KP (JL,MR)

2 White-fronted Goose
3 Pink-footed Goose
female Red-crested Pochard
2 drake Scaup
Goosander
Oystercatcher
8 Lapwing
2 Marsh Harrier
3cy Mediterranean Gull east
3 Swallow
220+ Sand Martin
House Martin
11+ Pied Wagtail on KP
Brambling

Red-crested Pochard – Jon Lamplough

1st April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,JC)

Swallow over west end of the Mere
120 Sand Martin
2 White-fronted Goose
3 Pink-footed Goose
3 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Jay
Blackcap singing