February Sightings

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

232 Gadwall
207 Pochard
Hybrid Tufted x Pochard
1w drake Scaup
303 Goldeneye
2 Oystercatcher
88 Lapwing
Lesser Black-backed Gull

Red Kite south at Aldbrough Fish Ponds 11:00 (AJ)

15th February – Hornsea Mere, KP/Southside (JL,MR,JC)

c125 Pink-footed Goose flew NW
1w drake Scaup between KP and 1st Field
drake Goosander
Oystercatcher still KP
21 Lapwing
3 Marsh Harrier
3+ Common Buzzard
4+ Great Spotted Woodpecker

at least 1 Hooded Crow still at Barmston on beach (JL)

male Marsh Harrier by Ouzel Hedge


Common Buzzard over Heslop’s


Tree Sparrow in 1st Field


Oystercatcher on Kirkholme Point


Oystercatcher on Kirkholme Point

King Alfred’s Cakes fungus – Jeff Cox


Lapwing from Southorpe Road – Jeff Cox

14th February – Hornsea Mere, Kirkholme Point (LI)

Pink-footed Goose – skeins of 55 and 85 heading west over KP this morning

c119 Red-throated Diver between Hornsea and Barmston (RL,ML)
2 Hooded Crow on beach at Barmston

1 of 2 Hooded Crow at Barmston – Roy Lyon/Martin Lonsdale


1 of 2 Hooded Crow at Barmston – Roy Lyon/Martin Lonsdale


Siskin in Wassand – Steve Mason


Jay in Wassand – Steve Mason

13th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,TI,MR)

130 Barnacle Goose
179 Pochard
Tufted x Pochard hybrid
1w drake Scaup
213 Goldeneye
3 Red Kite west
3 Marsh Harrier
2+ Common Buzzard
1 Oystercatcher KP jetties
2+ Snipe
110 Lapwing west
1w Mediterranean Gull

Pochards and Tufted Ducks over the East end


Oystercatcher on the jetties


Oystercatcher from KP – Steve Mason


Snipe in Heslop’s


Black-headed Gulls on KP

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

hybrid Tufted x Pochard off KP
3 Common Buzzard over Seaton Road hide
Grey Wagtail from KP

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

4 Pink-footed Goose
5 Egyptian Goose late afternoon off Swan island
160 Pochard
1w drake Scaup
151 Goldeneye

10th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand (JL,JC)

3 Pintail
24 Teal
170 Pochard
1w drake Scaup
3 Marsh Harrier
106 Lapwing
Green Woodpecker
3 Bullfinch

Pochard on 1st Field shoreline – Jeff Cox


Marsh Harrier in Wassand – Jeff Cox


Marsh Harrier in Wassand – Jeff Cox


single Pink-footed Goose at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

9th February – Hornsea Mere, Wassand (JL,JC)

130 Barnacle Goose
161 Cormorant flew west at dawn
drake Goosander flew west
3 Marsh Harrier
1w Mediterranean Gull west
Grey Wagtail
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker

8th February – Hornsea Mere (SC)

Peregrine from Seaton Road hide in afternoon

6th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,MR,JC)

130 Barnacle Goose
1w White-fronted Goose off Swan Island
1w drake Scaup
drake Smew off Swan Island
hybrid Tufted x Pochard
3 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
Kingfisher
500+ Linnet still by Ouzel Hedge
smaller no’s Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Tree Sparrow and Reed Bunting
Siskin
Green Woodpecker
47 Stock Dove south of Ouzel Hedge
Otter

White-fronted Goose distantly off Swan Island – Jeff Cox


drake Smew off Swan Island


Peregrine high over Ouzel Hedge


Robin at Ouzel Hedge


Sanderling at Longbeaches Hornsea

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

Tundra Bean Goose off 1st Field then flew east with Greylags 07:35
1w drake Scaup
12 Teal
97 Pochard
180 Goldeneye
hybrid Tufted x Pochard
2 Water Rail from KP
3 Marsh Harrier
Common Buzzard
Black-headed Gull with white colour ring (unread) on ice late morning
Great Black-backed Gull with black colour ring on ice late morning
Snipe
White-fronted Goose at Aldbrough (AJ)

Pied Wagtail on KP today


2cy White-fronted Goose at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

4th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand (JC)

82 Pochard off 1st/2nd Fields
3 Fieldfare at Ouzel Hedge
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
40+ Linnet at Ouzel Hedge
5 Redwing

Red-throated Divers off Hornsea 03/02 – Roy Lyon


Red-throated Divers off Hornsea 03/02 – Roy Lyon


Red-throated Divers off Hornsea 03/02 – Roy Lyon


Roe Deer at the Mere – Scott Creek


Fox from around the Mere – Scott Creek

3rd February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand/Northside (JL,JC)

130 Barnacle Goose
8 Pink-footed Goose at Skirlington (RL,ML)
1w drake Scaup
101 Pochard
2 Common Buzzard
imm male Marsh Harrier
Jay
Water Rail
Green Woodpecker
3 Common Snipe flushed from 1st field

Common Buzzard over the Mere today – Jeff Cox


Common Buzzard over the Mere today – Jeff Cox


Water Rail at Aldbrough feeding on a dead fish – Ade Johnson


single Pink-footed Goose (8 present) at Skirlington – Roy Lyon

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

Bittern from Wassand Hide
292 Gadwall
1w drake Scaup
6 Great Spotted Woodpecker

wintering Water Rail at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


recent Kingfisher from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


recent Kingfisher from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


recent Kingfisher from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

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

16 Shoveler
71 Teal
123 Pochard
1w drake Scaup
5 Goosander south

Goldcrest in Wassand – Steve Mason

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January Sightings

31st January – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

84 Teal
126 Pochard
Goosander east
4 Little Grebe

30th January – Hornsea Mere, KP/Southside/Wassand (MR,JC,JL,JS)

130 Barnacle Goose incl Orange FVZ
Bittern from Wassand Hide
6+ Grey Heron
1+ Marsh Harrier
2 Common Buzzard
Barn Owl
Kingfisher
500+ Linnet by Ouzel Hedge/Heslop’s
100+ Goldfinch 2nd Field/Ouzel Hedge
smaller no’s Tree Sparrow, Chaffinch and Greenfinch
Jay
2 Cetti’s Warbler

male Marsh Harrier over Bull Hole


male Marsh Harrier over Bull Hole


male Marsh Harrier over Bull Hole


male Marsh Harrier over Bull Hole


a fraction of the Linnet flock by Ouzel Hedge

29th January – Hornsea Mere, KP/Southside/South beach (JL,MR,BMJ)

130 Barnacle Goose incl Orange FVZ
1w drake Scaup off 1st Field

Great Northern Diver south past Longbeaches 13:05
12+ Red-throated Diver
Guillemots off south beach
3 Sanderling
2 Turnstone

Turnstone at Longbeaches Hornsea

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

130 Barnacle Goose incl Orange FVZ
Great Northern Diver off KP early morning, moved to West end by boundary signs mid morning
1w Scaup from south side of KP

male Hen Harrier between Aldbrough and East Newton mid morning (AJ)

Great Northern Diver off Kirkholme Point car park


Great Northern Diver off Kirkholme Point car park

27th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand (MR,JL,JC)

130 Barnacle Goose incl Orange FVZ
Great Northern Diver west end of Swan Island late afternoon
1 Sanderling around KP Cafe/Car Park
hybrid Tufted x Pochard off jetties
3 Marsh Harrier (2 m 1 f)
2 Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
2 Jay
3 Treecreeper
4+ Great Spotted Woodpecker
340+ Linnet
60+ Common Gull
Skylark
Otter from Wassand Hide

Sanderling at KP this afternoon


Sanderling at KP this afternoon


record shot of the Great Northern Diver from this afternoon – Jon Lamplough


Barnacle Geese along the Southside this morning – Jeff Cox


Goldeneye over the Mere today – Jeff Cox


Common Buzzard – Jeff Cox

25th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MR,GR)

Pink-footed Goose
1w drake Scaup off KP
drake Smew off KP
male Marsh Harrier

Danish rung Black-headed Gull present on and off since late November at the Mere


Common Gull over KP


juv Herring Gull from KP this afternoon

24th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MR)

14 Shoveler
70 Teal
90 Pochard
1w drake Scaup
drake Smew
of interest:
3 yellow ringed Herring Gulls on the ice
1 metal ringed Herring Gull
1 green ringed Common Gull
1 black ringed Great-black backed Gull
Marsh Harrier
Common Buzzard
Barn Owl
single White-fronted Goose seen with Greylags at Rolston (TI)

Common Gull over KP


local Little Owl

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

130 Barnacle Goose incl Orange FVZ
5+ Grey Heron
1w drake Scaup
drake Smew off 2nd Field
Kingfisher
male Marsh Harrier
2 Common Buzzard

Shoveler off KP


Grey Heron in 1st Field reedbed

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

130 Barnacle Goose incl Orange FVZ
1w drake Scaup KP
drake Smew KP
juvenile Glaucous Gull west over Seaton at 14.08

21st January – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,RW)

12 Shoveler
27 Teal
82 Pochard
1w drake Scaup
190 Goldeneye
drake Smew
2 Little Grebe

drake Smew off KP – Dicky Ticker


Sanderling on Hornsea South beach – Steve Mason


Long-tailed Tit down the old Hornsea Railway line – Steve Mason


Kingfisher along Stream Dike – Jeff Cox

20th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL)

10 Shoveler
33 Teal
325 Wigeon
1w drake Scaup
2 Common Scoter

Goldeneye on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

19th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,LB,JC)

96 Pochard
1w drake Scaup
170 Goldeneye
Little Egret
3 Marsh Harrier
2 Treecreeper
Jay
Green Woodpecker
3+ Great Spotted Woodpecker
Common Buzzard

Red Kite between Routh and Leven appeared to head NW 12:30 (PM)

Cowden (JC,AH,NC)

27+ Red-throated Divers offshore
2 Yellowhammer
2 Sparrowhawk
Barn Owl
4 Reed Bunting

Red-throated Divers off Cowden today – Jeff Cox

18th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,LB)

24 Teal
73 Pochard
1w drake Scaup
3 Goosander (2 drakes)
drake Smew
Great white Egret
Marsh Harrier

male Hen Harrier through at Grimston (TI)

17th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,LB)

drake Smew from KP
Great White Egret
20 Meadow Pipit

drake Smew showing off KP today – Jon Lamplough


drake Smew showing off KP today – Jon Lamplough


drake Smew showing off KP today – Jon Lamplough

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

306 Gadwall
360 Tufted Duck
1w drake Scaup
155 Goldeneye
40 Pink-footed Goose over NW
Barn Owl

Goldcrest in Wassand – Steve Mason

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

73 Pochard
1w drake Scaup
Great White Egret
Barn Owl

aythya hybrid off KP this morning – Jeff Cox


aythya hybrid off KP this morning – Jeff Cox

13th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,RL,ML)

260 Gadwall
1w drake Scaup
Common Scoter
drake Smew
Great White Egret

drake Smew off KP today – Roy Lyon


drake Smew off KP today – Roy Lyon


Common Scoter off 1st Field – Roy Lyon


Common Scoter off 1st Field – Roy Lyon


Common Scoter off 1st Field – Martin Lonsdale


single Pink-footed Goose at Skirlington – Roy Lyon

12th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,JC,LB)

1w drake Scaup
Common Scoter
9 Golden Plover west

Common Scoter off 1st Field – Jeff Cox

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

123+ Barnacle Goose incl Orange FVZ
1w Scaup
2 Jay
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker (1 drumming)
Green Woodpecker heard
3 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Barn Owl
5 Redwing
Song Thrush
c150 Goldfinch
295+ Linnet
6+ Tree Sparrow
6 Chaffinch
3 Greenfinch

part of the Linnet/Finch flock by Ouzel Hedge – Jeff Cox


some of the Linnet/Finch flock by Ouzel Hedge – Jeff Cox


Barn Owl along the Southside – Jeff Cox

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

1w drake Scaup
70 Pochard
120 Goldeneye
2 Little Grebe

Little Egret on Stream Dyke near Tesco’s – Ade Johnson


recent Marsh Harrier from Wassand – Steve ‘Perry’ Mason


Great Spotted Woodpecker in Wassand – Steve ‘Perry’ Mason


Treecreeper in Wassand – Steve ‘Perry’ Mason

9th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

ad Peregrine

8th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL)

Great White Egret
probable hybrid Tufted Duck x Pochard from KP

probable Tufted x Pochard hybrid from KP – Jon Lamplough

probable Tufted x Pochard hybrid from KP – Jon Lamplough

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

120+ Barnacle Goose incl Orange FVZ
309 Gadwall
1w drake Scaup
Great White Egret

Winter Heliotrope in Hornsea – Jeff Cox


Orange FVZ dropping in along the Southside – Jeff Cox

6th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,MR,LB)

120+ Barnacle Goose incl Orange FVZ
1w drake Scaup
166 Goldeneye
320+ Wigeon
Great White Egret
2 Snipe
Barn Owl
3 Marsh Harrier
Jay
Chiffchaff
3+ Cetti’s Warbler
Green Woodpecker

male House Sparrow 1st Field


4 Roe Deer quite near Southside of the Mere

5th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

1 Shelduck
Great White Egret

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

114 Pochard
1w drake Scaup
Great white Egret
Peregrine

1w Scaup from KP today – Jon Lamplough

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

1w drake Scaup
Great White Egret
6 Greenfinch

3 Sanderling + Turnstone South beach, Hornsea (RL,ML)

Pink-footed Goose at Tunstall
4 Snipe

Sanderling South beach, Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Pink-footed Goose at Tunstall – Roy Lyon

2nd January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,JC)

94 Pochard
1w drake Scaup
Great white Egret
colour-flagged Sanderling on Hornsea beach

drake Mandarin at Aldbrough Fish ponds (AJ)

colour-flagged Sanderling Hornsea beach – Jeff Cox


drake Mandarin at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


drake Mandarin at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

1st January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside/Wassand (JL,JC,LB)

Shelduck
278 Gadwall
42 Teal
49 Pochard
Great white Egret
1w Mediterranean Gull
5 Marsh Harrier
Jay

Marsh Harrier from Wassand hide – Jeff Cox


Marsh Harrier from Wassand hide – Jeff Cox


3 of 5 Marsh Harriers from Wassand hide – Jeff Cox


December Sightings

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

302 Gadwall
75 Pochard
141 Goldeneye
Great white Egret
Marsh Harrier

30th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand (JL,RL,SM,PM,LB)

Shelduck
229 Gadwall
41 Teal
75 Pochard
1w drake Scaup
153 Goldeneye
Goosander
Great white Egret
Little Egret
male Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
Barn Owl

male Marsh Harrier today in Wassand – Roy Lyon


sadly the Black-necked Swan was found dead over the Xmas period in Wassand – Roy Lyon

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

242 Gadwall
25 Teal
Drake Smew north side of KP
Great white Egret
1+ Peregrine
c100 Lapwing west
10 Golden Plover west

drake Smew from KP today – Alan Walkington

28th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Southorpe Road/Northside (JL)

6 Whooper Swan
Pink-footed Goose
14 Teal
310 Wigeon
78 Pochard
2 Goosander
3 Red-legged Partridge (Southorpe Road)
9 Great crested Grebe
Great white Egret

27th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand (JL,JC,MR,LI,JH,AJ,ML)

125+ Barnacle Goose incl Orange FVZ
143 Greylag Goose
74 Teal
162 Goldeneye
Drake Smew from Northside of KP/Bull Hole
Great white Egret
Juvenile Glaucous Gull 9.50 to 9.55 in Gull flock off Swan island
Green Woodpecker heard
7 Great Spotted Woodpecker (4 drumming)
6 Cetti’s Warbler
Treecreeper
Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
Barn Owl
Woodcock
14+ Long-tailed Tit

drake Smew from KP – Jon Lamplough


drake Smew from KP – Harry Irene


Kestrel along Southorpe Road – Harry Irene


Marsh Harrier from Wassand – Jeff Cox


Great Spotted Woodpecker – Jeff Cox


Great Spotted Woodpecker – Jeff Cox

26th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,LB,RL)

10 Pink-footed Goose south
1 fem Scaup
79 Pochard
Great white Egret
male Marsh Harrier
Barn Owl
Green Woodpecker heard

a view from Seaton Road hide today – Roy Lyon

25th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,LB,LI)

19 Pink-footed Goose south
Red-necked Grebe from 2nd Field near boundary signs
22 Teal
79 Pochard
3 Scaup
386 Tufted Duck
Great white Egret
Common Buzzard
2 Kestrel
Barn Owl
10 Bullfinch
Goldcrest

the old Hull Valley Group hide on the northside of the Mere – Roy Lyon

24th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,BMJ,JC,MR,LB)

124+ Barnacle Goose incl Orange FVZ
41 Teal
92 Pochard
320+ Wigeon
4 Scaup (1w drake & 3 females)
Red-necked Grebe off 2nd field
2+ Water Rail Heslop’s
3+ Grey Heron
Great white Egret
Little Egret
1+ Peregrine
Kestrel
Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
Treecreeper
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
2+ Cetti’s Warbler
Siskin 2nd Field

Red-necked Grebe Decoy Channel – Jeff Cox


Goosanders at the West end – Jeff Cox


Barnacle Geese over 2nd Field – The Spotlight Kid

23rd December – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,LB)

Great White Egret
3 Whooper Swan

22nd December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Southorpe Road (JL,JC,BMJ,MR,LB)

3 Whooper Swan dropped on to the mere at dusk
16 Pink-footed Goose + c50 over south
69 Pochard
4 Scaup (1w drake & 3 females)
127 Goldeneye
Great white Egret
8 Great crested Grebe
Peregrine

2 Hooded Crows at north of Barmston on clifftop (PM)

21st December – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

4 Scaup
53 Pochard

20th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Southorpe Raod/Northside (JL)

Pink-footed Goose Southorpe road
c80 Teal
4 Scaup (1st winter Drake, 3 females)
63 Pochard
Drake Goosander

19th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Southorpe Road/KP (JL,LB,BMJ)

19 White-fronted Goose Southorpe road
Pink-footed Goose Southorpe road
8 Shoveler
19 Teal
3 Scaup (1st winter Drake, 2 females)
82 Goldeneye
Great white Egret appeared to roost north side of Swan island
Chiffchaff Southorpe road

Great White Egret south over Rolston (JC)
Twice flock still Barmston beach (PM)

White-fronted Geese from Southorpe Road – Jon Lamplough


White-fronted Goose from Southorpe Road – Jon Lamplough


Scaup on the Mere today – Jon Lamplough


Scaup on the Mere today – Jon Lamplough

18th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,LB)

2 Scaup
2 Marsh Harrier
120 Lapwing

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

7 White-fronted Goose 2nd field
Pink-footed Goose 2nd field
34 Teal
312 Tufted Duck
3 Scaup
93 Goldeneye
Marsh Harrier

White-fronted Geese in 2nd Field – Jeff Cox


White-fronted Geese in 2nd Field – Jeff Cox


White-fronted Geese in 2nd Field – Jeff Cox


White-fronted Geese in 2nd Field – Jeff Cox


7 White-fronted Geese off south late afternoon – Jeff Cox


Pochard on the Mere today – Jeff Cox

16th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand (JL,JC,SC)

130 Barnacle Goose
8 Shoveler
44 Teal
3 Scaup (1st winter drake, 2 females)
53 Pochard
Drake Smew KP
5 Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
Chiff Chaff
2 Cetti’s Warbler
Jay
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker
2 Treecreeper
20+ Long-tailed Tit
2 Coal Tit

drake Smew from KP this afternoon – Jeff Cox


drake Smew from KP this afternoon – Jeff Cox


drake Smew from KP this afternoon – Jeff Cox


drake Smew from KP this afternoon – Jeff Cox


drake Smew from KP this afternoon – Jeff Cox


drake Smew from KP – Jon Lamplough


Chiffchaff on the woodland walk – Jeff Cox


look here three Deer from around the Mere – Jeff Cox

15th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand (JL)

3 Scaup
42 Pochard
Drake Goosander west
3 Marsh Harrier

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

2 Whooper Swan south
2 Scaup off KP
25 Pochard
Black-necked Grebe off KP
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Dunlin

1 Waxwing at ‘Spring’ Hornsea Garden centre near Sigglesthorne (GR)

Back-necked Grebe off KP – Jon Lamplough

13th December – Hornsea Mere, Northside/Southside (JL,JC,LB)

Brent Goose on Mere near buoy 3
130 Barnacle Goose
2 female Scaup
Peregrine
Kestrel
2 Marsh Harrier
Common Buzzard
Little Egret south over Rolston 08:35 (TI)
6 Reed Bunting
8 Redwing
Brown Hare

Redwing – Jeff Cox


Skylark – Jeff Cox


Kestrel – Jeff Cox


Goldeneye – Jeff Cox

12th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,LI,LB)

2 Marsh Harrier
3 Whooper Swan
3 Goosander (2 drks)
2 Scaup

11th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

Scaup

10th December – Mornsea Here, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,AJ,MR,LB)

130 Barnacle Goose inc Orange FVZ
3 Whooper Swan on Mere at dusk off Heslop’s
1w drake Scaup
male Marsh Harrier
Barn Owl
3 Snipe

Orange FVZ Svalbard Barnacle Goose, rung as a female gosling 07/08/2012 – Ade Johnson


Orange FVZ Svalbard Barnacle Goose along the Southside of the Mere – Ade Johnson


Scaup on the Mere – Ade Johnson

9th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,BMJ,JC)

Great White Egret
5 Grey Heron
8 Whooper Swan south at first light
Shelduck
2 Scaup including a drake
6 Great Crested Grebe
5 Little Grebe
15 Lapwing
Barn Owl
11+ Chaffinch in the Goldfinch/Linnet set-aside flock
4 Greenfinch
Yellowhammer
15+ Tree Sparrow
Treecreeper
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Goldcrest heard

Great White Egret – Jeff Cox


Mute Swan from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Treecreeper – Jeff Cox

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

8 Whooper Swan including 2 juveniles
Scaup
Common Scoter
c50 Lapwing
Barn Owl

a pale Common Buzzard in the Grimston area – Tim Isherwood


a pale Common Buzzard in the Grimston area – Tim Isherwood

7th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

Scaup
Drake Smew off KP
Little Egret

6th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside/KP (JL,JC,BMJ,MR)

8 Whooper Swan (5 south, 3 briefly on the Mere)
3 Whooper Swan at West Carlton (2ads + juv) then south 14:55
Great white Egret
Little Egret

30+ Twite at Barmston north of caravan site (PM)

4th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand (JL,MR,RL,ML,SC)

130 Barnacle Goose inc Orange FVZ
14 Whooper Swan (8ads + 1 juv flew south 15:20, 4ads + 1 juv in at dusk)
1w drk Scaup
Common Scoter
2 Black-necked Grebe off 2nd Field late afternoon
ad Kittiwake in roost
1w Med Gull in roost
Great White Egret Wassand/roosted Swan Island area
Common Buzzard
Kestrel
Cetti’s Warbler
Brambling

Great White Egret in Wassand – Scott Creek


Whooper Swans over the Mere late afternoon


Common Scoter on the Mere – Roy Lyon

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

c130 Barnacle Goose inc Orange FVZ still
13 Whooper Swan (2 south, 11 west)
29 Pink-footed Goose south
2 Female Scaup
Common Scoter
2 Black-necked Grebe
150 Lapwing south
a bird initially identified as an adult Glaucous Gull on the Mere then west over Heslop’s 14:40-14:50 was probably a Glaucous x Herring Gull hybrid
Barn Owl
Otter

Short-eared Owl at Aldbrough (AJ)
100+ Pink-footed Goose

probable Glaucous x Herring Gull hybrid over Heslop’s


probable Glaucous x Herring Gull hybrid over Heslop’s


probable Glaucous x Herring Gull hybrid over Heslop’s

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

3 Whooper Swan south
52 Pink-footed Goose south
47 Pochard
3 Scaup
Common Scoter
Drake Smew
2 Black-necked Grebe
5 Little Grebe
Great White Egret
Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
Immature Peregrine north
78 Lapwing
120 Golden Plover south
Treecreeper
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
8+ Long-tailed Tit
2 Coal Tit

adult Black-throated Diver flew close in North past the seafront early afternoon (RL,ML)

drake Smew on the Mere – Jeff Cox


Grey Heron – Jeff Cox


Marsh Harrier in Wassand – Jeff Cox

Marsh Harrier in Wassand – Jeff Cox


the view over Decoy Bay from the new viewing platform in Wassand – Jeff Cox

1st December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,CH)

4 Whooper Swan south
Female Scaup
2 Black necked Grebe
Great white Egret
9 Lapwing


November Sightings

30th November – Hornsea Mere, KP/Northside (JL)

4 Whooper Swan
110 Pink-footed Goose south
Female Scaup
Female Common Scoter
Little Egret
3 Marsh Harrier

4 dark-bellied Brent Geese (ad + 3 juvs) at Aldbrough (AJ)
pair Stonechat

29th November – Hornsea Mere (JL)

Scaup west of Swan Island

28th November – Hornsea Mere, Wassand/Northside/KP (RL,DD,CH,JR)

2 Great White Egret (Decoy/Swan Island)
Little Egret north of KP
4 Little Grebe
7+ Goosander (inc drake still in Bull Hole)
Black-necked Swan still present
Peregrine
3 Marsh Harrier
2 Common Buzzard
Treecreeper
Great Spotted Woodpecker

8 Sanderling + 4 Turnstone Hornsea beach (JC)

Great White Egret in Decoy/Wassand – Roy Lyon


distant Great White Egret on Swan Island – Roy Lyon


2 Goosander of at least 7 recorded today – Roy Lyon



Peregrine on Swan Island – Roy Lyon

27th November – Hornsea Mere, Kirkholme Point (JL,MR)

2 female Scaup
drake Goosander
43 Lapwing
Redshank
Peregrine
Kestrel

drake Goosander in Bull Hole


fence hopper from Honeysuckle Farm, Black-necked Swan from KP

26th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,MR,JC)

27 Teal
4 Scaup including 1 drake
Drake Goosander
2 Black-necked Grebe
Danish rung Black-headed Gull on KP
Water Rail southside of KP shoreline
Great white Egret
5 Dunlin east
Barn Owl
3 Redwing
c60 Linnet by Ouzel Hedge
c50 Goldfinch
4+ Greenfinch
7+ Chaffinch
2 Yellowhammer
10+ Tree Sparrow

Black-necked Grebe off 2nd Field late afternoon – Jeff Cox


part of the Finch flock by Ouzel Hedge – Jeff Cox


Redwing – Jeff Cox


Golden Brown texture like sun…


Hornsea Mere, looking west from 2nd Field late aft – Jeff Cox

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

3 Goosander inc 2 drakes
3 Little Grebe
1 drake Scaup
140 Lapwing
1w Med Gull
Marsh Harrier
Common Buzzard in 1st Field

Goosander 1 of 2 drakes present on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

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

8 Whooper Swan south + 2 east (also 8 south at Barmston,PM)
9 Pink-footed Goose
126 Barnacle Goose
Black necked Swan still present Bull Hole/KP
3 Scaup
Common Scoter
2 Black necked Grebe
Great white Egret
3 Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
45 Lapwing
5+ Yellowhammer with the mixed finch flock at Ouzel Hedge

Black-necked Swan from KP – Jeff Cox


Pink-footed Geese along the Southside – Jeff Cox


Goosander on the Mere – Jeff Cox

23rd November – Hornsea Mere, Kirkholme Point (CH,GR)

Black-necked Grebe
Goosander in Bull Hole

Water Rail recently from the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Water Rail recently from the Mere – Jon Lamplough

22nd November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,BMJ,RL,ML)

2 Goosander
Common Scoter
3 Black-necked Grebe (2 near Tree Island, 1 west of Swan island)
5 Little Grebe
51 Lapwing
Dunlin KP
Rock Pipit

Dunlin on KP today – Roy Lyon


Dunlin on KP today – Roy Lyon


Common Scoter off Swan Island – Roy Lyon

21st November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,LI,BMJ,AE)

Black necked Swan
2 Whooper Swan
Pintail
3 Scaup including 1 drake
2 Common Scoter
Redhead Smew off KP early morning
2 Goosander including 1 drake
3 Black-necked Grebe (2 off KP, 1 west of Swan island)
2 Little Gull
Barn Owl
Rock Pipit

Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

2 Snow Bunting

Goosander at the Mere – Jon Lamplough


2 Snow Buntings at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


Snow Bunting at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

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

Great White Egret Swan Island/flew to Wassand in afternoon
Common Scoter
Redhead Smew
2+ Goosander
3 Scaup middle of Mere
Black-necked Grebe off Heslop’s
3 Little Grebe
Peregrine
9+ Little Gull (4 Adults & 5 1st winter)
Juvenile Glaucous/Iceland Gull flew west
Juvenile Kittiwake in Gull roost + 2 flew east
Grey Wagtail

Hornsea seafront (TI,MR)

3 Pomarine Skua
Peregrine
Great crested Grebe
Eiders
Gannets/Kittiwakes
Redshank

redhead Smew on the Mere today – Jon Lamplough


Kittiwakes – infrequent visitors to the Mere, 2 through east and a single in the roost today


2 Eider north off Hornsea South beach

19th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,SC)

24 Pink-footed Goose south
Shelduck
Pintail
45 Teal
Goosander
Black-necked Grebe off Lady island
Great white Egret
Marsh Harrier
44 Lapwing
1st winter Little Gull

Hornsea seawatch – 14.00-15.20 (RL) Birds flying mainly north

Dark-bellied Brent Goose
70 Teal south
41 Common Scoter
4 Eider
3 Red-throated Diver
40 Gannet
17 Little Gull
700 Kittiwake
2-3 Great Skua
Arctic Skua
16 Guillemot
Sanderling

Rook at Longbeaches today

18th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,MR)

4 Shelduck
35 Teal
4 Scaup
2 Common Scoter
153 Goldeneye
5 Little Grebe
Great white Egret
Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
12 Lapwing
2 Dunlin
Redshank

17th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,JC,JH,BMJ,AE)

4 Dark-bellied Brent Goose circled the Mere then flew south
Pintail
136 Teal
2 Scaup
63 Pochard
Common Scoter
60 Goldeneye
Red-breasted Merganser
19 Great crested Grebe
Great white Egret
Little Egret
415 Lapwing south
Dunlin south

400+ Little Gulls on sea off Atwick (JH)

Red-breasted Merganser off 2nd Field – Alan Elkin

16th November – Hornsea Mere, KP (JC)

Kestrel by the Mere entrance – Jeff Cox


Carrion Crow at the Mere – Jeff Cox


Reed Bunting – Jeff Cox

15th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,LI,AE,SC)

29 Pink-footed Goose south
Shelduck
22 Teal
3 Scaup
460 Tufted Duck
47 Pochard
76 Goldeneye
Common Scoter
Long tailed Duck
Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier

Ringtail Hen Harrier between Withernwick and Cowden drifting north (AJ)
22 Little Gull + ad Common Tern south, Hornsea seawatch (RL)

Yellowhammer – Scott Creek


some of the Golden Plover up by North Cliff/Atwick Gap – Roy Lyon


Golden Plover – Roy Lyon


Angle Shades – Roy Lyon

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

3 Shelduck
2 Scaup
36 Pochard
Great white Egret
40 Lapwing south
Golden Plover south
Redshank

13th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

285 Pink-footed Goose south
2 Pintail
309 Gadwall
2 Scaup
85 Goldeneye
Marsh Harrier
21 Lapwing south

12th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand (JL,JC)

2 Scaup
2 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
44 Lapwing
Golden Plover south

Great White Egret from Wassand – Jeff Cox


cream crown Marsh Harrier from Wassand – Jeff Cox


Shoveler from Wassand – Jeff Cox

11th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand (JL,JC,GR)

3 Scaup
320 Tufted Duck
24 Pochard
Common Scoter
Great white Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
89 Lapwing
45 Golden Plover

10th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand/Northside (JL,AE,BMJ)

Shelduck
28 Shoveler
4 Scaup
53 Goldeneye
Goosander
19 Great crested Grebe
2 Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
Brambling

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

3 Whooper Swan south
2 Scaup
18 Pochard
3 Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
Curlew north

Aldbrough clifftop (AJ,MR)

1 Shore Lark
30+ Skylark
20+ Yellowhammer
100+ Linnet
Peregrine

Shore Lark at Aldbrough clifftop – Ade Johnson


distant phonescoped Shorelark at Aldbrough

8th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,LI,JC,BMJ)

Bewick’s Swan on the mere at 7.05, then flew west
4 Scaup
18 Great crested Grebe
3 Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
10 Lapwing south
2 Dunlin south
Brambling

Little Egret off 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Turnstone on Hornsea beach this morning – Jeff Cox

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

4 Scaup
3 Little Egret
3 Marsh Harrier
3 Redshank

6th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

Pintail
3 Scaup
3 Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
18 Lapwing
Short-eared Owl over 1st Field late afternoon

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

Dark-bellied Brent Goose flew south-east
185 Wigeon
3 Scaup
20 Pochard
3 Common Scoter
Great white Egret
2 Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
Snipe east
Adult Mediterranean Gull
Short-eared Owl flew north after briefly landing on the edge of first field

4th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,BMJ,JC,RL,ML)

2 Scaup
68 Goldeneye
3 Common Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
4 Lapwing
56 Golden Plover south
Rock Pipit

Meadow Pipit 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Roe Deer family in Wassand – Jeff Cox

3rd November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand Hide (JC,MR,JL)

129 Barnacle Goose (128 in herd and a singleton)
12 Whooper Swan + 7 new birds in afternoon that soon departed
13 Great Crested Grebe
2 Scaup off 1st Field
Long-tailed Duck nr Buoy 0 then flew west
3 Common Scoter
2 Redshank
Peregrine on Swan Island
Male Marsh Harrier
Great White Egret
Water Rail
4 Grey Heron
4 Redwing
2 Song Thrush
3 Bullfinch
Grey Wagtail

Whooper Swan’s over the Mere – Jeff Cox


2 Redshank off 1st Field


Shoveler’s off 1st Field


Water Rail in Wassand – Jeff Cox


Barnacle Geese over the Southside – Jeff Cox


Brown Hare – Jeff Cox


Long-tailed Duck off west


Marsh Harrier – Jeff Cox


Great Crested Grebe’s – Jeff Cox

2nd November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,BMJ,AE)

18 Whooper Swan
4 Scaup
503 Tufted Duck
41 Pochard
74 Goldeneye
Long tailed Duck
3 Common Scoter
3+ Marsh Harrier including adult male
2 Dunlin
Snipe

Stonechat at Cowden


Stonechat at Cowden


Stonechat at Cowden


Common Buzzard over Cowden

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

128 Barnacle Goose (inc Orange FVZ)
1+ Whooper Swan
4 Scaup
3 Common Scoter
2 Goosander flew west
Little Egret
6+ Snipe
1 Redpoll over 2nd Field late aft

Setting Sun from 2nd Field


October Sightings

31st October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand/Northside (JL,MR,LB)

Orange FVZ Barnacle Goose still present with Barney flock
4 Scaup
28 Pochard
3 Common Scoter
Rough-legged Buzzard flew north over KP at 15.58
2 Marsh Harrier
Water Rail
12 Golden Plover
Redshank
Snipe
Woodcock over Heslop’s
Grey Wagtail Southside
Rock Pipit 2nd Field

Grimston (TI)

46 Crossbills over early morning

Cowden (MR)

1 Hooded Crow north
4+ Redpoll over
3 Brambling
Chiffchaff
several Crossbill over (heard only)

Water Rail from Wassand Hide – Alan Elkin


Common Scoter’s on the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Grey Wagtail on the Southside today – Jon Lamplough


Grey Wagtail on the Southside today – Jon Lamplough

30th October – Hornsea seawatch 06:30-07:50 (JL,LB)

Common Scoter 11 north, 2 south
Velvet Scoter 1 south
Eider 4 north
Red throated Diver 2 north
Little Gull 1 north
Great Skua 1 north
Little Auk 2 north

Hornsea Mere, KP

2 Scaup
Peregrine

29th October – Hornsea seawatch 06:25-08:55 (JL)

Brent Goose 3 north
Wigeon 2 north
Teal 67 north, 16 south
Common Scoter 93 north, 35 south
Velvet Scoter 2 south
Eider 28 north
Red throated Diver 1 north
Little Gull 1 north
Arctic Skua 1 north
Little Auk 24 north

Hornsea Mere, KP/Northside/Southside (JL,JC,LB)

3 Whooper Swan
2 Scaup
12 Pochard
78 Goldeneye
18 Great crested Grebe
2 Great white Egret
9 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
5 Dunlin
7 Redwing
3 Fieldfare
3 Mistle Thrush
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
18 Skylark
5 Yellowhammer

Whooper Swan’s off KP _ Jon Lamplough


Goldeneye from today – Jeff Cox


Great White Egret – Jeff Cox


Whooper Swan’s on the Mere – Alan Elkin

28th October – Hornsea seawatch 06:15-10:35 + 14:25-15:55 (JL,LB,BMJ,JC,RL,ML)

Brent Goose 3 north, 1 south
Shelduck 4 north
Mallard 12 north, 1 south
Teal 198 north
Tufted Duck 1 north
Goldeneye 8 north, 4 south
Common Scoter 720 north
Velvet Scoter 4 north
Long-tailed Duck 2 north
Eider 85 north
Great-northern Diver 2 north
Red-throated Diver 3 north, 4 south
Great crested Grebe 1 north
Red necked Grebe 1 north
Sooty Shearwater 1 north
Leach’s Petrel 1 north
Peregrine north
Grey Phalarope on the sea
Little Gull 35 north
Great Skua 5 north, 1 south
Little Auk 52 north

Grey Phalarope off Hornsea beach – Jeff Cox


Grey Phalarope off Hornsea beach – Jeff Cox


Grey Phalarope off Hornsea beach – Jeff Cox


Grey Phalarope off Hornsea beach – Jeff Cox


Little Auks north off Hornsea – Jeff Cox


Eider off Hornsea – Jeff Cox


Common Scoter, Wigeon and a Teal – Jeff Cox


Brent Geese north off Hornsea – Jeff Cox


Kittiwakes ad + juv north off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


2 of 4 Velvet Scoter off Hornsea today – Roy Lyon


Little Auk on sea – Roy Lyon


Eider north off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

Cowden – (TM,RW,MC,SC)

Grey Phalarope north
Little Auks
2 Woodcock

all kinds of waifs and stragglers washing up on the coast this weekend – Dicky Ticker


Little Auk north off Cowden – Rich Willison

27th October – Hornsea seawatch 07:20-11:10 + 14:20-16:35 (JL)

Whooper Swan 1 north
Brent Goose 3 north
Mallard 44 north
Wigeon 440 north
Teal 465 north
Tufted Duck 2 north
Goldeneye 14 north
Goosander 1 north
Red breasted Merganser 2 north
Long tailed Duck 1 north
Common Scoter 675 north, 70 south
Velvet Scoter 3 north
Eider 2 north
Great-northern Diver 2 north
Red-throated Diver 7 north, 8 south
Manx Shearwater 9 north
Curlew 1 north
Bar-tailed Godwit 1 north
Sanderling 4 north
Little Gull 1 north
Great Skua 19 north, 5 south
Pomarine Skua 72 north, 16 south
Arctic Skua 3 north
Little Auk 6 north

26th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,LB,BMJ,JH)

19 Whooper Swan (18 on the Mere, then flew south + the regular bird)
4 Scaup
6 Pochard
49 Goldeneye
Great white Egret
Black-tailed Godwit first field
4 Dunlin first field
2 Snipe

Cowden 11:30-14:30 (MR)

36+ Pomarine Skua south (incl a flock of 26 at 12:14)
Long-tailed Duck south
5 Goldeneye north
1 Manx Shearwater south
Common Scoters
winter Thrushes and Starlings in off
10 Golden Plover north
Auks, Gannets, Kittiwakes in good no’s

Grimston totals in 8 hours seawatching (TI)

80 Pomarine Skua south 7 north
10 Bonxie south
5 Arctic Skua
17 Whooper Swan south
178 Little Gull north
5 Manx Shearwater
1 Sandwich Tern north
Merlin
Peregrine
Purple Sandpiper
Gadwall
6 Goosander
3 Goldeneye

Scaup on the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Scaup and Tufted Duck’s on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

25th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,MR,LB)

15 Whooper Swan
Pintail
12 Shoveler
271 Gadwall
382 Wigeon
4 Scaup
240 Tufted Duck
8 Pochard
48 Goldeneye
3 Goosander
17 Great crested Grebe
Great white Egret
5 Dunlin
Grey Wagtail KP
Crossbill west

Rough-legged Buzzard flew NW over Swan Island 14:37 + 2 White-fronted Geese off 1st Field (GB)

Stonechat at Mappleton today


Stonechat at Mappleton today


Jackdaw from KP


candidate ‘sinensis’ Cormorant on the Mere today – Jon Lamplough

24th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,LB,CH)

30 Whooper Swan (23 flew out at first light)
121 Barnacle Goose
111 Gadwall
2 Scaup
45 Goldeneye
18 Great crested Grebe
Great white Egret
Little Egret
Sparrowhawk
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
65 Golden Plover
4 Dunlin
Kingfisher
3+ Fieldfare
6 Redwing

Shoveler from Wassand Hide – Scott Creek


Sparrowhawk along the Southside – Jeff Cox


Scaup off KP – Jon Lamplough


Common Darter – Jeff Cox

23rd October – Hornsea Mere

info regarding the Orange ringed Barnacle Goose currently residing at the Mere:

Orange FVZ was ringed 7/8/2012 at Ny Aalesund, Svalbard, Norway by Maarten Loonen as a female gosling. This bird was last seen on the Solway last winter on 28/10/17 at the RSPB Mersehead reserve near Southerness.

Orange FVZ on 2nd Field 01/10/18

22nd October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,AE,LI,LB)

53 Whooper Swan
Pintail
220 Gadwall
280 Wigeon
4 Scaup
260 Tufted Duck
6 Pochard
14 Goldeneye
5 Little Grebe
Great white Egret
2 Little Egret
Bittern from Wassand hide
4 Dunlin 1st Field/Swan island
Kingfisher

Cowden – (JC)

14 Whooper Swans over, flying South
Stonechat
Kestrel
2 Song Thrush
c400 Wood Pigeon
2 Goldcrest
2+ Cetti’s Warbler

Bittern in Wassand – Alan Elkin


Bittern in Wassand – Alan Elkin


Stonechat at Cowden – Jeff Cox


Whooper Swan over Cowden – Jeff Cox


Long-tailed Tit at Cowden – Jeff Cox


Roe Deer – Jeff Cox

21st October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,LI,BMJ)

11+ Whooper Swan
107+ Barnacle Goose
220 Gadwall
5 Scaup
290 Tufted Duck
15 Pochard
15 Goldeneye
6 Little Grebe
Great white Egret
3 Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
4 Dunlin 1st field
Snipe
Kingfisher
3 Redwing
Mistle Thrush

Aldbrough/Cowden (RL,ML,LI)

1 Lapland Bunting
Hen Harrier ringtail through
1 Stonechat
2 Common Buzzard
1 Woodlark
10 Twite
Blackcap
59 Stock Dove

Lapland Bunting Aldbrough clifftop – Roy Lyon


Lapland Bunting Aldbrough clifftop – Roy Lyon


Lapland Bunting Aldbrough clifftop – Roy Lyon


Scaup and Goldeneye – Jeff Cox


Christ the Redeemer Hornsea style – Jeff Cox

20th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JH,AE,BMJ,MI)

4 Whooper Swan
2 Pintail
4 Scaup
15 Pochard
14 Goldeneye
2 Great white Egret
2 Little Egret
7 Grey Heron
2 Marsh Harrier
4 Dunlin
Kingfisher
3 Brambling
Siskin

Hen Harrier’s through at Cowden + Grimston (AJ,TI)
75 Red-throated Diver off Hilston at dusk
40 Guillemot + 120 Teal (RL)

Redwing at Rolston – Graham Russell


Redwing at Rolston – Graham Russell


Red-throated Diver’s inshore off Hilston – Roy Lyon


Red-throated Diver inshore off Hilston – Roy Lyon


Wren at the Mere – Jon Lamplough

19th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (LI,BMJ,JL,AE)

5 Whooper Swan
c100 Barnacle Goose
2 Pintail
213 Wigeon
3 Scaup
13 Pochard
5 Red crested Pochard
2 Great white Egret
3 Little Egret
4 Lapwing
10 Golden Plover south
Dunlin
Redshank
Rock Pipit KP
1+ Crossbill over

Red-crested Pochard’s off KP – Alan Elkin


Red-crested Pochard’s off KP – Alan Elkin


Whopper Swan’s on the Mere today – Jon Lamplough

18th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,AE,LB,JC)

47 Whooper Swan south + regular bird
3 Pintail
3 Scaup
17 Pochard
13 Great crested Grebe
3 Little Grebe
Great white Egret
2 Little Egret
Curlew south
Dunlin 1st field
Redshank
Snipe
Adult Mediterranean Gull
Chiffchaff
2 Brambling
a calling Hawfinch over Mere at 12:10 (TI)

Kestrel – Jeff Cox


Great White Egret vacating Bull Hole – Jeff Cox


Grey Wagtail on KP – Jeff Cox


Whooper Swan off KP – Alan Elkin

17th October – Hornsea Mere, 1st/2nd Field (JL,JC,MR,LB,BMJ,AE)

12 Whooper Swan east in am + 9 off 1st Field late afternoon
5+ Pintail
5 Goldeneye
40 Pink-footed Goose west
3 Little Egret
Snipe
ad + 2w Med Gull
Yellow-browed Warbler 2nd Field
3+ Chiffchaff
Goldcrest
9+ Brambling

Kestrel in off at North Beach Hornsea

Dolphin sp. seen off North Beach headed south

Grimston in am (TI)

4 Blackcap
4 Chiffchaff
2 Yellow-browed Warbler
170 Skylark
50 Pink-footed Goose
7 Twite
30 Siskin
20 Brambling
Wheatear
3 Stonechat
2 Swallow

16th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand (JL,AE,JC)

6 Pintail
3 Great white Egret
3 Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
Ringed Plover south
Adult Mediterranean Gull west
12 Skylark south
Brambling south

Cowden (MR)

36+ Brambling
several hundred Redwing, Song Thrush, Fieldfare
5+ Ring Ouzel
1 Yellow-browed Warbler
2 Blackcap
4+ Chiffchaff
2+ Cetti’s Warbler
4 Swallow south
juv Marsh Harrier
4 Kestrel

Grimston in pm (TI)

3 Yellow-browed Warbler
20+ Brambling
3 Chiffchaff
Blackcap
Wheatear

Yellow-browed Warbler at Cowden


Yellow-browed Warbler at Cowden

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

No sign today of the White-rumped Swift

3 Great White Egret
104 Barnacle Goose, inc Orange darvic ringed bird
Water Rail
6+ Pintail
Scaup
2+ Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
1+ Short-eared Owl (Northside + Heslop’s)
25 Lapwing north
4 Redshank
2+ Dunlin
Snipe
Golden Plover
Adult Mediterranean Gull
5 Swallow
several hundred Redwing moved through Mere early am
9 House Martin
6+ Brambling

Brambling at Ouzel Hedge


2 of 3 Great White Egret at the Mere today


Barnacle Geese at the West End

14th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,LB,RL)

5 Little Grebe
Great white Egret
4 Little Egret
2 Dunlin
2 Mediterranean Gull (adult & 2nd winter)
4 Swallow
4 House Martin
1 Sand Martin

At around 15:15 Lesley Ball picked up a ‘white-rumped’ Swift sp. feeding/roaming over 1st Field/1st Field reedbed in poor light/weather conditions, from her front window. Lesley spread the news via WhatsApp and shortly after several birders arrived at 1st Field. The bird was identified as a Pacific Swift initially, until later in the afternoon when it was re-identified from better views and pic’s as a White-rumped Swift. A first for Britain!

Some 150 people managed to get to the Mere, before the bird was last seen distantly at the west end of the Mere around 18:10.

White-rumped Swift, Hornsea Mere – Tim Jones


White-rumped Swift, Hornsea Mere – Tim Jones


White-rumped Swift, Hornsea Mere – Tim Jones


White-rumped Swift, Hornsea Mere – Tim Jones


White-rumped Swift, Hornsea Mere – Rich Willison


Twitch on at the Mere, an ever increasing crowd scanning from 2nd Field – Jemma Longthorn

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

Whooper Swan
2 Pintail
Great white Egret
3 Little Egret
21 Lapwing west
2 Mediterranean Gull (adult & 2nd winter)
5 Grey Wagtail south
Ring Ouzel 2nd field
Green Woodpecker 2nd Field
2 Siskin west
2000+ Starling

Yellow-browed Warbler heard at Far Grange (JH)

Ring Ouzel in 2nd Field – Jon Lamplough


Great White Egret dropping in – Jon Lamplough

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

Pintail
Great white Egret
3 Little Egret
Dunlin
Snipe
2 Mediterranean Gull (adult & 2nd winter)

11th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand/KP (JL,BMJ,JC,LB)

Scaup
14 Pochard
38 Wigeon
5 Little Grebe
2 Great white Egret
4 Little Egret
18 Lapwing
44 Golden Plover
4+ Dunlin
1 Common Sandpiper
Adult Mediterranean Gull west
2 Brambling south
3 Grey Wagtail
3 Snipe
2 Meadow Pipit

Grimston day total (TI)

5 Yellow-browed Warbler
Pied Flycatcher
4 Redstart
70+ Brambling
500+ Song Thrush

Comma at Rolston – Graham Russell

10th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand/Northside (JC,JL,LB)

89+ Barnacle Goose Southorpe area
3+ Grey Heron
6 Pintail
Scaup
2 Goosander west
Great white Egret
3+ Little Egret
30 Golden Plover east
Adult Mediterranean Gull
Kingfisher
120+ Goldfinch Ouzel Hedge area
2 Yellowhammer
12+ Reed Bunting
Bearded Tit Wassand
Small Copper
2 Common Darter

a late/rare record for Aldbrough of a male Brown Argus 7th October – Ade Johnson


Bearded Tit from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox

Bearded Tit from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Bearded Tit from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Kingfisher from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Kingfisher from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Little Grebe’s from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Small Copper form this morning – Jeff Cox

9th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MR,LB)

4+ Pintail
Scaup
Slavonian Grebe
3 Little Grebe
Great white Egret
4 Little Egret
6 Lapwing west + 32 in afternoon
Dunlin 1st field
4 Mediterranean Gull during the morning, adult & 2 1st winter west by 7.25, 2nd winter mid morning. Adult on the mere late afternoon + 1w
5 Stock Dove
Kingfisher
3 Chiffchaff 2nd field
2+ Cetti’s Warbler 3rd Field/Heslop’s
Goldcrest
Redpoll sp over
150+ Goldfinch nr Ouzel Hedge
Brambling over 2nd field
Redwing 2nd field and small group over south in afternoon

7 Common Buzzard at West Carlton (AJ)

Pintail off 1st Field


Common Gull over Heslop’s

8th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside,Wassand/Northside (JL,JC,BMJ,MR,LB)

Pink-footed Goose west
18 Pochard
9 Goldeneye
Common Scoter
15 Great crested Grebe
Adult Slavonian Grebe
Great white Egret
4 Little Egret
Dunlin 1st field + 4 Swan Island spit late afternoon
1+ 1cy Mediterranean Gull
House Martin

West Carlton (AJ)

Red Kite + 3 Common Buzzard early afternoon

Slavonian Grebe spending most of the time mid Mere (aka distant) – Jon Lamplough


Little Grebe from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Little Grebe from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Little Grebe from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Great White Egret from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


upwards of 170 Goldfinch on set-a-side near Ouzel Hedge – Jeff Cox


Barnacle Geese along the Southside, no sign so far of the Orange ringed bird recently – Jeff Cox

7th October – Hornsea seawatch (JL)

Wigeon 5 north
Teal 2 north, 5 south
Common Scoter 145 north, 4 south
Velvet Scoter 1 south
Eider 4 south
Red throated Diver 21 north, 6 south
Red necked Grebe 1 south
Curlew 2 north
Sandwich Tern 2 north
Great Skua 3 north, 1 south

Hornsea seawatch 13:00-15:00 (RL)

95 Pink-footed Goose
Shelduck
2 Pintail
31 Wigeon
25 Teal
31 Common Scoter
10 Red-throated Diver
5 Sandwich Tern
1 Puffin
Male Ring Ouzel in off

Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

Whooper Swan
Great white Egret
3 Dunlin Swan Island spit/1st field
Adult Mediterranean Gull
7 Fieldfare south

Grimston – (TI)

Ring Ouzel
Snow Bunting
40 Siskin
15 Brambling
2 Swallow
Grey Wagtail
20 Redwing
15 Chiffchaff
2 Yellow-browed Warbler

Far Grange – (JH)

Redwing + influx of Blackbirds
also Robins and Dunnock in good no’s

Little Grebe from Wassand Hide – Scott Creek


‘Parasitic type’ Wasp probably ‘Ichneumon’ Wasp from Rolston/Tatooine – Graham Russell


Common Scoters passing north – Roy Lyon

6th October – Hornsea seawatch (JL,BMJ)

Pintail 2 north
Wigeon 56 north
Teal 75 north, 1 south
Common Scoter 472 north
Velvet Scoter 1 north
Red-throated Diver 16 north, 10 south
Manx Shearwater 4 north
Bar-tailed Godwit 1 north
Little Gull 11 north
Sandwich Tern 6 north
Common Tern 1 north
Great Skua 1 north, 2 south
Arctic Skua 8 north, 1 south

Grimston – (TI)

5 Brambling
Willow Warbler
2 Chiffchaff
1 Yellow-browed Warbler (1st of the Autumn at Grimston)

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

78 Pink-footed Goose north-west
225 Gadwall
33 Shoveler
75 Wigeon
70 Teal
160 Tufted Duck
2 Pochard
5 Goldeneye
Great white Egret
2 Little Egret
Snipe
2 1cy Mediterranean Gull
Kingfisher

Grey Wagtail from KP – Graham Russell

4th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JH,BMJ)

20 Whooper Swan (19 flew south + regular bird)
Pink-footed Goose west
Pintail
140+ Gadwall
32 Shoveler
90+ Wigeon
80+ Teal
Scaup
Pochard
4 Goldeneye
14 Great crested Grebe
Great white Egret
6 Little Egret
1+ Marsh Harrier
Common Sandpiper Swan island spit
Juvenile Mediterranean Gull KP
Grey Wagtail KP
5 Siskin west

Spotted Flycatcher, juv Hobby and Red Kite still Aldbrough/East + West Carlton (AJ)

Little Egret in Bull Hole – Jon Lamplough

3rd October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,MR)

Whooper Swan
c440 Pink-footed Goose west
Scaup
3 Pochard
5 Goldeneye
Great white Egret
5 Little Egret
Common Sandpiper Swan island spit
Adult Mediterranean Gull west
Kingfisher
Fieldfare
2 Siskin west

West Carlton/Aldbrough (AJ,MR)

juv Hobby still
Red Kite

juv Hobby at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


juv Hobby at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

Cowden seawatch 12:30-13:30 (MR)

2 Bonxie north
5 Manx Shearwater
juv Mute Swan on sea
6 Red-throated Diver
16 Common Scoter north
13 Teal
7 Wigeon
1w + 2w Med Gull north

2w Med Gull, a close flyby off Cowden clifftop


Tufted Ducks over KP


Roe Deer

2nd October – Hornsea Mere/Cowden (SC/MR)

Roe Deer on the Woodland walk – Scott Creek


Hornet on the Woodland walk – Scott Creek


Small Copper on the Woodland walk – Scott Creek


Black-headed Gull off Cowden clifftop


Common Gull off Cowden clifftop


Stonechat at Cowden

1st October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JC,MR)

Whooper Swan off KP and Swan Island spit
4 Little Egret
Greenshank on Tree Island
4 Lapwing Swan Island
2 Curlew over south
juv Marsh Harrier
2 Pintail
3 Scaup
3 Med Gull (2ad’s + 2w)
120+ Barnacle Goose (1 bird wearing an Orange darvic ring on right leg, partially read, last 2 digits in black either VZ or 7Z)
270+ Pink-footed Goose (several groups round the Southside, several groups over WNW + South)

Hornsea seawatch (JL) 06:35-09:55

Wigeon 6 north
Teal 40 north
Common Scoter 2 north, 2 south
Red throated Diver 10 north, 22 south
Sooty Shearwater 1 north
Manx Shearwater 6 north
Grey Heron 1 north
Little Gull 3 north
Sandwich Tern 21 north
Great Skua 12 north, 2 south
Pomarine Skua 1 north
Arctic Skua 1 north

Barnacle Geese in 2nd Field


Pink-feet, Barneys and Greylags in 2nd Field


Pink-feet over the Mere


Barney with orange darvic ring


Fox round the Mere – Jeff Cox


a trickle of Meadow Pipit thru the Mere this morning – Jeff Cox


Teal – Jeff Cox


September Sightings

30th September – Hornsea Mere, East End/1st Field/2nd Field (MR,RL,ML)

Whooper Swan
53+ Pink-footed Geese +70 over south
intermedius ad Lesser Black-backed Gull off spit then west
Scaup
Greenshank
Common Sandpiper
4 Chiffchaff

Hornsea seawatch – 13.00-15.30

5 Teal
3 Common Scoter
15 Red-throated Diver
53 Gannet
1 Kestrel
17 Sandwich Tern
Bonxie
Pomarine Skua
1 Guillemot

Aldbrough (AJ,SB,DB,MR)

juv Hobby still present

juv Hobby at Aldbrough


juv Hobby at Aldbrough


juv Hobby at Aldbrough


Sandwich Terns on groynes off Hornsea beach – Roy Lyon


Scaup – Roy Lyon

29th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,BMJ,MR)

110 Wigeon
90 Teal
2 Pochard
Goldeneye
Great white Egret
3 Little Egret
6+ Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Ringtail Harrier sp. south
Dunlin over
2 Redshank 1st field
4 Snipe Southorpe road
4 Redpoll over 1st/2nd Field in afternoon

Aldbrough/East + West Carlton (AJ,MR)

100+ Pink-footed Goose in stubble fields + 50+ over south
juv Hobby
Red Kite

juv Hobby at Aldbrough


juv Hobby at Aldbrough


juv Hobby at Aldbrough


Pink-feet over Aldbrough

28th September – Hornsea seawatch (JL,BMJ) 06:30-09:50 + 15:10-16:40

Barnacle Goose 25 north
Mallard 1 north
Wigeon 17 north
Teal 20 north, 25 south
Common Scoter 102 north, 3 south
Red-throated Diver 14 north, 31 south
Sooty Shearwater 1 north
Manx Shearwater 12 north
Curlew 1 north
Sandwich Tern 33 north, 4 south
Great Skua 1 north
Arctic Skua 5 north
Puffin 1 north

Common Sandpiper off 1st Field – Alan Elkin

27th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,BMJ,ML)

4 Whooper Swan (including the regular bird)
113 Barnacle Goose
c25 Pink-footed Goose
Pintail
46 Shoveler
3 Pochard
Goldeneye
14 Great crested Grebe
Great white Egret
3+ Little Egret
5+ Grey Heron
2 Marsh Harrier
2+ Curlew over
Dunlin 1st field
Greenshank
Snipe

juv Hobby at Aldbrough Fish ponds (AJ)

juv Hobby at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


juv Hobby at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

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

Whooper Swan
27 Pink-footed Goose west
8 Pintail
27 Shoveler
110 Teal
7 Pochard
3 Scaup off 1st field
15 Great crested Grebe
Marsh Harrier
Hobby + Hobby through at Rolston (GR)
Curlew west
Common Sandpiper
Greenshank Tree Island
Snipe
2 Mediterranean Gull (adult west early morning, 2nd winter off Swan island in the afternoon)
Juvenile Caspian Gull (or possible hybrid) off Swan Island spit
Kingfisher

25th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand/Northside (JL,JC,RL,ML)

52 Pink-footed Goose west
28 Pintail
12 Shoveler
c95 Wigeon
c70 Teal
165 Tufted Duck
Scaup
20 Pochard
Goldeneye
Great white Egret
3 Little Egret
2+ Marsh Harrier
Merlin south over 1st field
Black-tailed Godwit east
Common Sandpiper
3 Dunlin 1st field
Greenshank Tree Island
3 Snipe 1st field
Adult Mediterranean Gull
Kingfisher
Chiffchaff
5 Cetti’s Warbler
2 Jay
5 Grey Wagtail (4 south, 1 1st field)
6 Comma
2 Small Copper
11 Speckled Wood
Red Admiral
2 Large White
Common Darter
Migrant Hawk

Marsh Harrier and Red Kite at West Carlton early afternoon (AJ)

Snipe off 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Comma at the Mere – Jeff Cox


Hornets at the Mere – Jeff Cox


Marsh Harrier and Great White Egret in Wassand – Jeff Cox


Little Egret – Jeff Cox


Little Egret – Jeff Cox


Grey Heron – Jeff Cox


Snipe off 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Small Copper at Rolston – Graham Russell


Red Underwing Moth blowing up a car tyre at Sigglesthorne – Tim Isherwood

24th September – Hornsea Mere, KP/1st Field/2nd Field (MR,JL,AE)

165 Pink-footed Goose over south
22 Barnacle Goose Swan Island
7 Little Grebe at East End
1 Pintail
3 Scaup off 1st Field
90+ Wigeon
1 Goosander
partial leucistic Coot at East End
Cormorant with red darvic ring on right leg (unread) off Hermitage field
3 Little Egret
Common Buzzard over town/KP then high south
2 Sparrowhawk
Greenshank Tree Island
1 Curlew west
2 Dunlin 1st Field edge
1+ Common Sandpiper
1 flava Wagtail over KP
2 Grey Wagtail 2nd Field

2 of 3 Scaup off 1st Field edge


Sparrowhawk and Jackdaw over 1st Field


Cormorant over 1st Field


Kestrel over 2nd Field


Common Sandpiper off 1st Field – Alan Elkin

23rd September – Hornsea seawatch (JL,BMJ,JC) 06:25-09:10 + 15:10-16:40

Whooper Swan 11 south
Pink-footed Goose 65 south
Wigeon 23 north
Teal 189 north,129 south
Common Scoter 32 north, 20 south, 22 on sea
Red-throated Diver 9 north, 18 south
Sooty Shearwater 3 north
Manx Shearwater 8 north,1 south
Curlew 1 north
Mediterranean Gull juvenile north
Sandwich Tern 113 north, 11 south
Black Tern 1 north
Bonxie 3 north, 2 south
Arctic Skua 8 north

Cowden seawatch (MR)

8 Manx Shearwater north
1 Bonxie
1 Arctic Skua
1 Puffin south
1 Hobby south

Hornsea Mere, 1st/2nd Field

Red-necked Grebe
Great White Egret on northside
3 Ringed Plover
6 Dunlin
Spotted Flycatcher in Wassand (JR)

Dunlin and Ringed Plover off 1st Field


Dunlin off 1st Field


Spotted Flycatcher in Wassand – John Russell


Great White Egrets in Wassand – Alan Elkin


Great White Egrets in Wassand – Alan Elkin

22nd September – Hornsea Mere (JL,JC,MR,BMJ,JH,RL,ML)

Whooper Swan
54 Pink-footed Goose west
2 Red-necked Grebe
2 Great white Egret
4+ Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
3 Ringed Plover (2 1st field + 1 flew over)
Curlew west
2 Ruff (KP/Tree Island/Swan Island)
2+ Common Sandpiper
5 Dunlin 1st field
Greenshank 1st field/Swan island
Redshank 1st Field
Snipe
c4000 House Martin

Ruff on KP this morning – Jeff Cox


Ruff on KP this morning – Jeff Cox


Greenshank off 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Greenshank off 1st Field – Jeff Cox


a small fraction of the House Martin’s at the Mere this morning – Jeff Cox


2 Great White Egrets – Jeff Cox


Great White Egret – Alan Elkin


Great White Egret – Alan Elkin

Hornsea seawatch – 14.30-15.45 (RL,ML)

Pintail south
3 Common Scoter south
2 Eider south
8 Red throated Diver
10 Gannet
8 Sandwich Tern
8 Guillemot

West Carlton, nr Aldbrough (MR,AJ)

ringtail Hen Harrier at 09:20 + 09:47
Red Kite
2+ Marsh Harrier
several Common Buzzard
3 Wheatear
20+ Meadow Pipit
50+ Pink-footed Goose west

‘recordshot’ ringtail Hen Harrier at West Carlton


‘recordshot’ ringtail Hen Harrier at West Carlton


Red Kite at West Carlton


Red Kite at West Carlton

21st September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,LI)

3 Pink-footed Goose + 173 south in evening
2 Red-necked Grebe north east side of Swan island late afternoon/evening
3 Little Grebe
2 Great white Egret + both roosted Swan Island 19:15
5 Little Egret
Hobby
2 Ringed Plover 1st field
Common Sandpiper KP
9 Dunlin 1st field
Curlew Sandpiper 1st field
Snipe first field
Little Gull
Juvenile Mediterranean Gull
Juvenile Caspian Gull Swan Island spit

‘build it and they will come’ Curlew Sandpiper on the reinstated ‘edge’ off 1st Field – Jeff Cox

Curlew Sandpiper off 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Curlew Sandpiper off 1st Field – Jeff Cox


l-r Dunlin, Ringed Plover and Curlew Sandpiper – Jeff Cox


Ringed Plover and Curlew Sandpiper – Jeff Cox

20th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,JC,BMJ)

3 Pink-footed Goose
9 Shoveler
46 Wigeon
60 Teal
15 Great crested Grebe
2 Red-necked Grebe
Little Grebe
2 Great white Egret
4 Little Egret
6+ Grey Heron
Red Kite again from East/West Carlton area (AJ)
Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
2 Ringed Plover 1st field
3 Dunlin 1st field
Greenshank Tree Island
Little Gull
Juvenile Caspian Gull Swan Island spit
Yellow Wagtail
2 Whinchat 1st field
Siskin

Red-necked Grebe on the Mere today, 1 of 2 seen – Jeff Cox


2 Whinchat in 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Whinchat – Jeff Cox

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

c30 Pink-footed Goose west
46 Wigeon
60 Teal
Red necked Grebe
Great white Egret
5 Little Egret
3 Ringed Plover 1st field
4 Dunlin (3 1st field, 1 west)
Common Sandpiper Swan island spit
Greenshank Tree Island
Snipe 1st field
Swift
Kingfisher

Gadwall over KP this morning – Jeff Cox


Little Egret at the Mere – Jeff Cox


blustery conditions at the Mere lately – Jeff Cox


Dunlin and Ringed Plover – Jeff Cox


Dunlin and Ringed Plover – Jeff Cox


Dunlin and Ringed Plover – Jeff Cox

18th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,BMJ,ML,RL)

13 Pink-footed Goose west
6 Pintail
Drake Garganey
Goldeneye
17 Great crested Grebe
Red-necked Grebe south west of Swan island in the morning, off 1st field in the afternoon
5 Little Grebe
2 Great white Egret
3+ Little Egret
4+ Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Hobby
3 Ringed Plover 1st field
2 Ruff Tree Island
3 Dunlin 1st field
Greenshank Tree Island
3 Mediterranean Gull (2 juveniles flew west in the morning, adult east end in the afternoon)

Red-necked Grebe – Jon Lamplough

17th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,JC,MR)

Whooper Swan
134+ Pink-footed Goose (in several groups throughout day)
Great white Egret
2 Little Egret
3 Ringed Plover 1st field
4 Dunlin 1st field
2 Snipe
Little Gull
Redpoll sp 2nd field
23+ Meadow Pipit thru SW

Great White Egret (mugshot) at the Mere today – Jon Lamplough


several groups of Pink-feet loitered at the Mere today before heading mainly west – Jon Lamplough

16th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand/Northside (JL,JC,BMJ,RL,ML)

120 Pink footed Goose south
drake Garganey
5 Pintail
240 Teal
Pochard
Goldeneye
8 Little Grebe
2 Great white Egret (1 still at west end, whilst 1 flew north 8.05)
2+ Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
3+ Hobby
Peregrine
2 Ringed Plover 1st field
9 Golden Plover south
7 Curlew west
2 Ruff Swan Island spit/Tree Island
11 Dunlin (4 1st field, 7 south )
Greenshank Swan Island/Tree Island
Juvenile Yellow legged Gull west of the spit
Juvenile Caspian Gull west of Swan island spit
Reed Warbler at the East end
2 Spotted Flycatcher 1st/2nd field

No sign of the Common Cranes by mid afternoon at West Carlton, but Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard and Red Kite seen there today (AJ)

Spotted Flycatcher in 2nd Field – Jon Lamplough


4 Dunlin and Ringed Plover’s on the new ‘edge’ at 1st Field – Roy Lyon

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

69 Pink footed Goose
17 Shoveler
49 Wigeon
70 Teal
2 Pochard
11 Great crested Grebe
7 Little Grebe
Great white Egret
4 Little Egret
6+ Grey Heron
1+ Marsh Harrier
1+ Hobby
2 Ringed Plover
Curlew
Ruff Swan island spit
5+ Dunlin
Greenshank Tree Island
4 Redshank west
Snipe
2 Spotted Flycatcher 1st field

pair Common Crane seen again at West Carlton mid afternoon in stubble fields (AJ)

Hobby from Wassand today – Scott Creek

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

15 Pink footed Goose west
17 Shoveler
54 Wigeon
63 Teal
2 Pochard
Goldeneye
8 Little Grebe
Great white Egret in Decoy
3 Little Egret
6+ Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Hobby
4 Curlew
Ruff Swan island spit
8 Dunlin west
Greenshank Swan Island spit
3 Snipe
Barn Owl
Swift
Kingfisher
Yellow Wagtail
Stonechat 1st field

Kingfisher at the Mere – Jon Lamplough

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

17 Shoveler
52 Wigeon
40 Teal
8 Pochard
2 Goldeneye
12 Great crested Grebe
4 Little Grebe
Great white Egret
3 Little Egret
8 Grey Heron
3 Hobby over Swan island
Peregrine over Swan island
2+ Ringed Plover
9 Golden Plover
2 Ruff Swan island spit/Tree island
7 Dunlin west
Greenshank KP
18 Meadow Pipit south

Kingfisher at the East end of the Mere – Roy Lyon

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

27 Shoveler
54 Wigeon
45 Teal
186 Tufted Duck
8 Little Grebe
Great white Egret
4 Little Egret
6+ Grey Heron
2 Marsh Harrier
Hobby
Ringed Plover
Curlew west
15 Black tailed Godwit south
2 Ruff Swan Island spit/Tree Island
Dunlin
Greenshank Swan Island spit/Tree Island
5 Redshank south
Turnstone south
Kingfisher
9 Meadow Pipit 1st field
Yellow Wagtail 1st field

11th September – Hornsea Mere, Northside/KP/Wassand (JL,RL,ML)

Whooper Swan
14 Pintail
35 Shoveler
40 Wigeon
55 Teal
2 Garganey flew towards Decoy
7 Pochard
Great white Egret
2 Little Egret
5 Grey Heron
2+ Marsh Harrier
3+ Hobby
Peregrine
Curlew
2 Ruff KP/Tree Island
Common Sandpiper

Ruff on KP today – Jon Lamplough


Grey Heron in flight – Roy Lyon


Grey Heron – Roy Lyon


Marsh Harrier – Roy Lyon


Great White Egret at the Mere – Roy Lyon


Hobby at the Mere – Roy Lyon

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

22 Shoveler
46 Wigeon
45 Teal
Garganey east end of Swan island 07.15 am
9 Pochard
Great white Egret
2 Little Egret
6+ Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Hobby
Ringed Plover south
5 Common Sandpiper
Little Gull
Kingfisher
5 Yellow Wagtail 1st field
13+ Meadow Pipit

Little Egret (thru the glass) from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Little Egret (thru the glass) from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Little Egret (thru the glass) from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Great White Egret from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox

9th September – Hornsea Mere, East End (RL,ML,JL)

1+ Little Egret
Grey Plover
2+ Whimbrel
Ruff
Common Sandpiper
6 Dunlin west
juv Marsh Harrier
Hobby
2 Little Gull
Kingfisher
300+ House Martin

Hornsea seawatch mid afternoon 1.75hrs (RL,ML)

9 Red-throated Diver (7 on sea, 1 north, 1 south)
2 Arctic Skua south
1 Pomarine Skua south
2 Common Scoter south
good no’s Kittiwake, Sandwich Tern
2 Common Tern
3 Teal

Skua action off Hornsea included 2 Arctic’s and a Pom today – Roy Lyon


Skua action off Hornsea included 2 Arctic’s and a Pom today – Roy Lyon


Skua action off Hornsea included 2 Arctic’s and a Pom today – Roy Lyon


Skua action off Hornsea included 2 Arctic’s and a Pom today – Roy Lyon


2 Red-throated Diver on the sea off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

Rolston (GR)

of interest at Rolston this Marsh/Willow Tit was present briefly on feeders

probable Marsh Tit at Rolston – Graham Russell


probable Marsh Tit at Rolston – Graham Russell


probable Marsh Tit at Rolston – Graham Russell

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

Whooper Swan
Pintail
27 Shoveler
33 Wigeon
30 Teal
2 Garganey flew towards Decoy
6 Pochard
5 Little Egret
6 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Hobby
Juvenile Peregrine
Ringed Plover
2+ Curlew
5 Common Sandpiper
6 Redshank
2 Little Gull
Swift
Kingfisher
12 Meadow Pipit
4 Flava Wagtail
Otter Wassand Hide

Pintail from KP – Jon Lamplough


Red Underwing Moth at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

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

Whooper Swan
27 Shoveler
22 Wigeon
8 Teal
3 Garganey off Tree Island late afternoon
4 Pochard
3 Little Grebe
Great white Egret
2+ Little Egret
5+ Grey Heron
Curlew
Common Sandpiper
Redshank
2 Little Gull
Flava Wagtail

Whooper Swan from KP car park – Jon Lamplough

4th September – Hornsea seawatch (RL,ML,JL,GT), unproductive in morning, picking up from the afternoon into the evening

Shelduck 3 south
Wigeon 18 north
Teal 156 north
Common Scoter 15 north
Red-throated Diver 7 north, 2 south
Fulmar 36 north, 35 south
Manx Shearwater 16 north
Sooty Shearwater north off Grimston (TI)
Bar-tailed Godwit 3 north
Redshank 7 north
Red-necked Phalarope north 18.15 briefly alighting on the sea several times
Little Gull 13 north
Sandwich Tern 191 north
Adult & juv Roseate Tern south 18.55
Black Tern 1 north, 1 south
Bonxie 1 north, 1 south
Arctic Skua 1 north, 8 south
Black Guillemot north 15.00

pair Common Crane still at West Carlton in stubble fields (AJ)

Hornsea Mere (JH), Wassand Hide (SC)

pair Marsh Harrier
Hobby over Swan Island in am + Wassand
Great White Egret
Grey Heron

Grey Heron from Wassand Hide – Scott Creek


Great White Egret from Wassand – Scott Creek

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

Whooper Swan (associating with the Geese on KP during the afternoon)
51 Shoveler
33 Wigeon
90 Teal
2 Pintail
Garganey off Tree Island
8 Pochard
2 Little Grebe
Great white Egret + roosted 19:30 (LI)
4 Little Egret
6+ Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
1+ Hobby
Peregrine
4 Golden Plover south
1+ Ringed Plover
3 Ruff Swan Island spit/Tree Island
4+ Common Sandpiper
4 Dunlin
Redshank
2 Snipe
3 Little Gull
2 Common Tern
7 Flava Wagtail over 1st/2nd field

pair Common Crane still West Carlton in stubble fields (AJ)

Linnet at the Mere today – Jeff Cox


Sedge Warbler – Jeff Cox


Sparrowhawk – Jeff Cox

2nd September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,BMJ,RL,ML,LI)

pair Common Crane still at West Carlton in stubble fields late am (AJ)
11 Pintail + 4 in evening
42 Shoveler
38 Wigeon
280 Teal
6 Pochard
2 Little Grebe
6+ Grey Heron
Great white Egret
4 Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
Hobby over Cormorant roost + 2 in evening
Peregrine several times over Swan island
5 Avocet flew in briefly
1+ Ringed Plover
Curlew west
4+ Whimbrel west
3 Ruff Swan island spit
5+ Common Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper east end
Snipe
4 Little Gull
Juvenile Caspian Gull Swan Island spit then flew east 08:20am
6 Common Tern
Kingfisher
Redwing in 3rd field in evening (LI)
2 Whinchat Heslops

Teal at the Mere, several hundred passed through the Mere in the last week – Jon Lamplough

Hornsea seawatch (passing south) 14:00 (RL,ML)

8 Arctic Skua (6 harrying Kittiwakes + 2 south)
60 Teal
12 Pintail
2 imm/fem Eider

Marsh Harriers from Wassand Hide – John Sanders


Marsh Harrier in Wassand/Decoy Bay – John Sanders


Great White Egret in flight – John Sanders

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

Whooper Swan
3 Pintail
28 Shoveler
21 Wigeon
220 Teal
1+ Garganey
11 Pochard
2 Little Grebe
6+ Grey Heron
Great white Egret
3 Little Egret
3 Hobby over Tree Island
Peregrine over Swan island
16 Golden Plover west
2 Ruff Swan Island spit
3+ Common Sandpiper
Curlew south
Greenshank west
2 Little Gull
Flava Wagtail
Grey Wagtail KP

Far Grange seawatch (JH)

2 Red-throated Diver
32 Teal
Pomarine Skua south 13:50
2 Arctic Skua harrying Kittiwake 14:39

pair Common Crane still in stubble fields at West Carlton (AJ)

1+ Garganey at the Mere today- Jon Lamplough


1+ Garganey today at the Mere associating with Teal – Jon Lamplough


August Sightings

31st August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside/KP (JL,RL,ML,LB)

Whooper Swan
c70 Barnacle Goose
123 Coot from KP
Little Grebe
17 Shoveler
13 Wigeon
990 Teal flew in off the sea between 05:40 – 08:20
14 Pochard
6+ Grey Heron
Great white Egret
3 Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
3 Kestrel
Peregrine
13 Lapwing
Ringed Plover
2 Curlew north
2 Ruff Swan Island spit
Dunlin
2+ Common Sandpiper
Redshank
3 Little Gull
6 Common Tern
Grey Wagtail
c100 mixed flock of Greenfinch,Linnet and Chaffinch

c70 Barnacle Geese back around the Mere – Roy Lyon

30th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/1st Field (LB)

fem Marsh Harrier
Redshank
2 Curlew over
1 Snipe
Mute Swan 178
3 Pochard
20+ Swallow
good no’s Sand Martin/House Martin
Great White Egret
3 Little Egret
4 Grey Heron
4 Common Tern
12 Little Gull

pair Common Crane still in stubble fields at West Carlton (AJ)

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

Whooper Swan
47 Shoveler
138 Gadwall
6 Pintail
17 Wigeon
420+ Teal
Drake Garganey off Tree Island
11 Pochard
12 Great crested Grebe
2 Little Grebe
7+ Grey Heron
Great white Egret left it’s Swan island roost at 5.45, then mainly at the west end
2 Little Egret
Peregrine
5 Golden Plover south
4 Curlew south
2 Whimbrel west
2 Ruff Swan Island spit/Tree Island
6+ Common Sandpiper Swan Island spit/Tree Island
Greenshank
Snipe
108 Little Gull early morning
15+ Common Tern
Flava Wagtail
Grey Wagtail KP

pair Common Crane again in fields at West Carlton this afternoon (AJ)

juv Great Crested Grebe at the Mere – Jeff Cox


Great White Egret from Wassand – Jeff Cox


Great White Egret from Wassand – Jeff Cox


Reed Warbler from today – Jeff Cox

28th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,LB)

Whooper Swan
19 Shoveler
2 Wigeon
30 Teal
4 Pochard
8+ Grey Heron
6+ Little Egret
Hobby
4 Curlew west
Whimbrel west
Ruff Swan island spit
5+ Common Sandpiper
220 Little Gull early morning, c2000 early afternoon that didn’t linger (LB)
12+ Common Tern
Yellow Wagtail

West Carlton nr Aldbrough (AJ)

pair Common Crane seen again in stubble fields this afternoon

congregating Mute Swans from Wassand Hide – John Sanders


Great White Egret in flight – John Sanders


Great White Egret in flight – John Sanders


juv Marsh Harrier – John Sanders

27th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,BMJ,AE,AW)

17 Shoveler
2 Wigeon
130 Teal
14 Pochard
7+ Grey Heron
Great white Egret left the roost on Swan island at 05:30 then flew to the west end
4+ Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
1+ Hobby
Ruff (KP, Swan island spit)
7+ Common Sandpiper
Redshank
131 Little Gull early morning
Juvenile Mediterranean Gull
10+ Common Tern
3 Flava Wagtail
3 Arctic Skua (including 1 chasing a Kestrel) off Hornsea seafront late morning (AW)

Ruff from KP today – Alan Elkin

26th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,LI,JC,AE)

6 Shoveler
Wigeon
25 Teal
12 Pochard
12 Great crested Grebe
8+ Grey Heron
Great White Egret
6+ Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
Hobby
Ringed Plover
Grey Plover west
2 Curlew west
4 Whimbrel west
Ruff on Swan island spit
6+ Common Sandpiper
1+ Redshank
2 Greenshank on the south side
146 Little Gull early morning
12+ Common Tern
Kingfisher
4 Grey Wagtail KP

4 Grey Wagtail (ad + juvs locally bred) and Little Gull KP jetties – Jeff Cox


Great White Egret on Tree Island – Jeff Cox


Cormorant completely off its tits on grass – Jeff Cox


4 of 5 Little Egret on Swan Island – Jeff Cox


Marsh Harrier from Wassand – Roy Lyon


ad Hobby from Wassand today – Roy Lyon


ad Hobby from Wassand today – Roy Lyon

25th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,JC,BMJ,AE,LB,RL,ML)

9 Shoveler
4+ Wigeon
25 Teal
17 Pochard
5+ Grey Heron
Great white Egret flew in from the west at 08:35, thereafter showing well at the east end to at least 10:00
7+ Little Egret
3 Marsh Harrier Wassand
Hobby Wassand
2 Ringed Plover Swan Island spit
2 Curlew west
Ruff spit/ tree Island
7 Dunlin (5 west, 2 KP)
5+ Common Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper on south side
Redshank
25 Little Gull
6+ Common Tern
2 Barn Owl
Kingfisher
Yellow Wagtail 1st field

ad Pomarine Skua north off Grimston early morning (TI)
3 Manx Shearwater north off Hornsea seafront (RL,ML)

Great White Egret, almost a regular monthly visitor these days – Jeff Cox


Great White Egret – Jeff Cox


Great White Egret – Alan Elkin


one-eyed Dunlin off KP – Jeff Cox

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

Whooper Swan
8 Shoveler
4 Wigeon
30 Teal
15 Pochard
Black-necked Grebe off south side of Swan island
Sparrowhawk
Marsh Harrier
5+ Grey Heron
7 Little Egret
Ringed Plover south
c75 Golden Plover over northside fields
Ruff Swan island spit
5+ Common Sandpiper
Redshank
48 Little Gull
10+ Common Tern
1+ Yellow Wagtail 1st field
good no’s of hirundines over the Mere

Hornsea seawatch in pm (RL,ML,PS)

Bonxie on sea
Arctic Skua south
35 Knot south
25 Ringed Plover south
1 Oystercatcher south
unidentified small falcon south
good no’s of Gannet, Guillemot, Kittiwake, Sandwich + Common Tern
several groups of (c10+) Common Scoter north

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

Whooper Swan
2 Shelduck
44 Shoveler
6 Wigeon
70 Teal
11 Pochard
13 Great crested Grebe
6 Little Grebe
Bittern 1st field reedbed early morning
4+ Grey Heron
5+ Little Egret
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Hobby
Whimbrel
9+ Common Sandpiper Swan Island spit/Tree Island/2nd Field
3+ Snipe
1+ Dunlin
230 Little Gull early morning
6 Common Tern
Short-eared Owl south
Flava Wagtail west
Redstart 1st field

Snipe off 1st Field


juv Swallow 1st Field


Magpie from 2nd Field

22nd August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,BMJ,LB)

37 Shoveler
20 Wigeon
320+ Teal
10 Pochard
6 Little Grebe
4 Grey Heron
5 Little Egret
Whimbrel west
Curlew west
3 Common Sandpiper (KP,spit)
Green Sandpiper Swan island spit
Spotted Redshank south side
Redshank
440 Little Gull early morning
12 Common Tern
Meadow Pipit south
Flava Wagtail west
Crossbill flew west

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

Whooper Swan
16 Shoveler
6 Wigeon
340 Teal
5 Pochard
6 Little Grebe
4 Grey Heron
7 Little Egret
3 Ringed Plover (1 south, 2 on spit)
Golden Plover
Dunlin on Swan island spit
7+ Common Sandpiper (spit/KP)
Redshank Swan Island spit
Snipe
230 Little Gull
8+ Common Tern

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

Whooper Swan
12 Shoveler
7 Wigeon
30 Teal
11 Pochard
3 Little Grebe
5 Grey Heron
10 Little Egret
Curlew west
6 Dunlin south
3 Common Sandpiper KP/Swan Island spit
2 Redshank
Greenshank west
c120 Little Gull
10 Common Tern
2 Grey Wagtail KP

Grimston (TI)

migrants logged at Grimston included:

Spotted Flycatcher
3 Whinchat
4 Lesser Whitethroat
3 Whitethroat
15+ Willow Warbler
2 Marsh Harrier

an evening seawatch included:

3 juv Black Tern
Roseate Tern
3 Bonxie

Hornsea South beach 10:15 (AE)

30 Sandwich Tern on groynes
2 Redshank

Sandwich Terns Hornsea South beach this morning – Alan Elkin


Redshank Hornsea South beach – Alan Elkin


Sandwich Tern – Alan Elkin


Common Tern – Alan Elkin

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

Whooper Swan
31 Shoveler
55 Gadwall
6 Wigeon
120 Teal
14 Pochard
3 Little Grebe
4 Grey Heron
11 Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
53 Golden Plover over northside
Dunlin west
9 Knot south
5 Common Sandpiper Swan Island spit
Green Sandpiper near stream dyke
2 Redshank Swan island spit
Greenshank heard
Snipe Swan island spit
17+ Little Gull
8 Common Tern
Grey Wagtail

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

35 Shoveler
9 Wigeon
Drake Garganey
330+ Teal
14 Pochard
3 Little Grebe
5 Grey Heron
10 Little Egret
1+ Ringed Plover (1 on spit, 1 later flew south)
Curlew west
5 Black tailed Godwit flew south-west
8 Dunlin (7 south, 1 on spit)
5 Common Sandpiper (3 spit, 2 KP)
Green Sandpiper Swan Island spit
2 Redshank (Swan Island spit,KP)
Snipe KP
20+ Little Gull
Juvenile Caspian Gull 10:00am with Gull flock, west of Swan island
14+ Common Tern
3 Flava Wagtail south

Far Grange seawatch (JH)

40+ Teal
good no’s Sandwich Tern
Kittiwake
Gannet
Guillemots close in
2 Common Swift south
Swallows and Sand Martin south

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

276 Mute Swan
Whooper Swan
18 Shoveler
Wigeon
116 Teal
17 Pochard
3 Little Grebe
4 Grey Heron
9 Little Egret
2 Sparrowhawk
Ringed Plover
Grey Plover flew west
3 Dunlin south
4+ Common Sandpiper Swan Island
Green Sandpiper flew east
Redshank on Swan Island spit
Greenshank Swan Island spit
33 Little Gull
14 Common Tern
Flava Wagtail south

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

Whooper Swan
245 Mute Swan
30 Gadwall
21 Shoveler
2 Wigeon
105 Teal
8 Pochard
7 Little Grebe
4 Grey Heron
10 Little Egret
Ringed Plover Swan Island spit
Curlew north
Black-tailed Godwit Swan Island spit
2 Dunlin west
Wood Sandpiper Swan Island spit
3+ Common Sandpiper Swan Island/KP
2 Redshank Swan Island spit
2+ Greenshank Tree Island/Swan Island spit
2 Snipe Tree Island
76 Little Gull
Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull
10 Common Tern
2 Grey Wagtail KP

Rolston seawatch (GR)

50+ Common Scoter north
2 Sandwich Tern

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

Whooper Swan
47 Shoveler
2 Wigeon
48 Teal + 110 dropped in from NE late evening
Pochard
Goldeneye
7 Little Grebe
4 Grey Heron
9+ Little Egret
Golden Plover 1st/2nd Field edge
Ringed Plover (KP/Swan Island spit)
5 Common Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper Swan Island spit
6 Redshank
2 Greenshank (1 south, 1 on spit)
15 Little Gull
Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull
8 Common Tern
2 Flava Wagtail west

Whooper Swan on the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Common Tern from 2nd Field


Common Tern from 2nd Field


Golden Plover off 2nd Field

14th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,RL,ML,MR,LB)

Whooper Swan
20 Shoveler
Wigeon
16 Teal
Pochard
Goldeneye
7 Little Grebe
4+ Grey Heron
8+ Little Egret
Water Rail heard
Common Buzzard
2 Curlew south
3 Whimbrel west
2 Common Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper on Swan Island spit
2+ Redshank
2 Greenshank Swan Island spit
34+ Little Gull
12+ Common Tern
Grey Wagtail KP
Flava Wagtail west

Common Tern over 2nd Field in evening

13th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,LB)

5 Shoveler
Wigeon
19 Teal
Pochard
Goldeneye
15 Great crested Grebe
3 Little Grebe
4 Grey Heron
7 Little Egret
fem Marsh Harrier
Juvenile Hobby
1 Curlew
1 Greenshank
4 Common Sandpiper
Snipe
23+ Little Gull
12 Common Tern
10 Swift
Grey Wagtail

Painted Lady at Rolston – Graham Russell

12th August – West Carlton (AJ,MR)

2 Common Crane still in stubble fields till mid afternoon at least

Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside in afternoon (JL,LB)

254+ Mute Swan
8 Great crested Grebe
9 Shoveler
Wigeon
56 Teal
5 Gadwall
Tufted Duck with 8 young
3 Grey Heron
2 Little Egret
4+ Common Sandpiper
Dunlin
2 Redshank
2 Snipe
31 Little Gull
6 Common Tern
100+ Swallow
2 juv Whitethroat 1st Field reedbed

pair Common Cranes at West Carlton


pair Common Cranes at West Carlton


pair Common Cranes at West Carlton


pair Common Cranes at West Carlton

11th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,LB)

Whooper Swan
14 Shoveler
24 Teal
243 Coot from 1st Field
Pochard
Goldeneye
16 Great crested Grebe
5 Grey Heron
4 Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
Hobby
12 Dunlin south