May Sightings

21st May – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

3 Pochard
Ruff (Swan island spit)
Common Sandpiper (Swan island spit)
Common Tern

20th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

2 Pochard
Grey Heron
Ruff (Swan island spit)
2 Common Tern

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

Shelduck
Shoveler
2 Wigeon
Mandarin
3 Pochard
Little Egret east
2 Hobby (Seaton)
Ruff (Swan island spit)
7 Common Sandpiper (Swan island/ KP)
Common Tern
Cuckoo

18th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,JC,RL,ML)

2 Shelduck
Shoveler
2 Wigeon
3 Pochard
41 Tufted Duck
13 Great crested Grebe
Hobby
4 Oystercatcher (including 2 chicks)
2 Common Tern

17th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand/KP (MR,AE,JL)

Shelduck
2 Wigeon
3 Pochard
9 Great crested Grebe
Grey Heron west
Black-tailed Godwit (attempted to land on KP)
2 Common Tern
Cuckoo

Common Swift over 1st Field


Common Swift over 1st Field


Common Swift over 1st Field


Common Swift over 1st Field


Gadwall over 1st Field


Fox with Cubs in Wassand – Alan Elkin


Fox with Cubs in Wassand – Alan Elkin


Fox with Cubs in Wassand – Alan Elkin


Fox with Cubs in Wassand – Alan Elkin

fem Mallard with ducklings/Pike fodder


a Deer in the Mere must be deep I can’t see it’s rear – Jon Lamplough

15th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand/KP (AE,JL,JH)

Shoveler
2 Pochard
Black necked Grebe (north of Swan island)
1+ Red Kite (Wassand morning, north over mere late afternoon)
Hobby (Seaton)
Oystercatcher
Common Sandpiper
Redshank (KP)
Cuckoo

recordshot of Red Kite from this morning – Alan Elkin

recordshot of Red Kite from this morning – Alan Elkin

14th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside/Wassand (JL,JC,RL,ML)

92 Mute Swan
2 Shelduck
Shoveler
18 Gadwall
2 Pochard
41 Tufted Duck
Little Grebe
Red Kite over Southorpe Road around 16:30
2 Hobby
2 Grey Partridge
5 Oystercatcher
Green Woodpecker
2 Lesser Whitethroat by Weatherhill Farm
Hairy Dragonfly (Wassand)

Hairy Dragonfly from Wassand, a welcome patch tick for Mere regulars – Roy Lyon


juvenile Moorhen and Little Grebe in Wassand – Roy Lyon


Little Grebe performing in Wassand – Roy Lyon


drk Shoveler – Jon Lamplough


pair of Grey Partridge along the Southside – Jon Lamplough


Holly Blue – Jeff Cox


Large White – Jeff Cox


Orange Tip – Jeff Cox

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

2 Cuckoo around Heslop’s
2 Grey Partridge Ouzel Hedge area
Red-legged Partridge
Barn Owl
5 Shoveler
2 Pintail
2 Wigeon
Mandarin
3 Pochard
Black-tailed Godwit south
3+ Common Tern

dos Cuckoo around Heslop’s – Jeff Cox


Cuckoo from Heslop’s area – Jeff Cox


A Mere Wabbit – Jeff Cox


Grey Partridge – Jeff Cox


singing Blackcap – Jeff Cox


Barn Owl along the Southside of Mere – Jeff Cox

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

3 Shoveler
Teal
2 Drake Mandarin
4 Pochard
43 Tufted Duck
9 Great crested Grebe
Hobby (Seaton)
2+ Grey Heron
2 Oystercatcher
Ringed Plover south
12 Dunlin south
6+ Common Sandpiper on Swan Island/KP
2 Redshank south
Common Tern
Cuckoo

11th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,LB)

78 Mute Swan
12 Shelduck south
4 Shoveler
4 Pochard
26 Tufted Duck
5 Dunlin east
2 Common Sandpiper KP
3+ Common Tern
Cuckoo heard
Green-veined White

Roe Deer again in the Mere at sunrise and at dusk today – Jon Lamplough

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

3 Shoveler
2 Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
2 Hobby over 1st field reedbed
2 Avocet briefly on Swan island then flew west
Common Sandpiper on Swan island
3 Common Tern
115 Swift
Hairy Dragonfly
7 species of Butterfly logged including Green-veined White, Holly Blue and Comma

Hairy Dragonfly at the Mere today – Jeff Cox


Green-veined White at the Mere – Jeff Cox


Mute Swans on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

9th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand (JL,LB,JC)

Little Egret flew north over Mere
12 Gadwall
3 Shoveler
Pochard
46 Tufted Duck
8 Great crested Grebe (2 displaying)
Little Grebe
Kestrel
male + fem Marsh Harrier
3 Common Buzzard
Hobby
2 Black tailed Godwit flew west
5 Common Tern
Cuckoo calling

Little Grebe from Wassand Hide – Jon Lamplough

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

Shelduck
3 Shoveler
Mandarin
2 Pochard
drake Scaup (off KP/Swan Island)
7 Great crested Grebe
2+ Hobby (2 over first field reedbed 5:20, several sightings late afternoon, off KP/Swan Island late evening + 1st field reedbed 21:00)
2 Oystercatcher
1+ Dunlin
4 Common Sandpiper
3 Whimbrel north
3 Common Tern, 9+ late evening + 1 Commic Tern
Wheatear (KP)

Dunlin around KP this afternoon – Alan Elkin


drk Scaup off KP – Jon Lamplough


Wheatear on KP today – Alan Elkin


Wheatear on KP today – Jon Lamplough


Cuckoo Flower found in the damp meadows of the Mere – Lesley Ball

7th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,RL,ML,AE,LB)

2 Shelduck
Shoveler
Mandarin
59 Tufted Duck
Pochard
7 Great crested Grebe
Black-necked Grebe till early evening at least off Swan Island
Hobby over Seaton
3 Oystercatcher
Dunlin (Swan Island)
Common Sandpiper (Swan Island)
2 Common Tern
Cuckoo (Wassand)

Roe Deer – Jon Lamplough


a Deer in the Mere on the warmest day of the Year – Jon Lamplough

6th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,LB)

Shelduck
Shoveler
drake Garganey off Swan Island
2 Pochard
Ringtail Harrier sp flew south over 2nd field 5:40am
male Marsh Harrier
2 Hobby over Swan Island then flew south + 1 seen at Seaton
4 Lapwing
Kingfisher
2 flava Wagtail over
Meadow Pipit

singing Willow Warbler in 2nd Field – Jon Lamplough


local Sparrowhawk from nearby Seaton – Jon Lamplough

5th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand Hide/KP (JL,LI,ML,RL,AE,LB)

2 Shelduck
drake Garganey (off Hermitage Field, later from Wassand Hide)
49 Tufted Duck
Osprey 6:50 perched on Lady Island, then flew east
2 Hobby feeding over Lady Island (LI)
imm Spoonbill 14:55 flew south over Decoy (RL,ML) then again south over Kirkholme approach road 17:00 (LI)
3 Oystercatcher
3 Common Tern
2 Marsh Harrier
3 Common Buzzard
2 Little Grebe
7 Great Crested Grebe
54 Tufted Duck
4+ Cetti’s Warbler

recordshot, distant, heat haze, but that’s an Osprey on the patch, always ace! – Jon Lamplough


imm Spoonbill over Decoy Bay around 15:00 today – Roy Lyon


drk Garganey at the Mere today – Roy Lyon


1 of 2 Hobby today over the Mere – Roy Lyon


Blackcap in Wassand – Roy Lyon


Mallard with ducklings in Wassand – Jeff Cox


Speckled Wood (pic), Large White, Peacock and Tortoiseshell all seen today – Jeff Cox

May 4th be with You – Hornsea Mere, Wassand Hide/Southside/Northside/Darkside/KP (DV,O-WK,LS,JC,JL,LB,ML et al)

White Stork ‘moved along’ SW over Mere around 16:40, presumed wandering ringed individual from recent weeks
2 Black Swan – ‘rogue’ birds
Green Woodpecker
4 Jay
2 Treecreeper
4+ Whitethroat, also Rolston (GR)
6 Blackcap
2 Wedge Warbler
Reed Warbler
3 Chiffchaff
2 Willow Warbler
Little Grebe
3 Jedi’s Warbler
male Marsh Harrier
male Orange Tip on Woodland walk
8 Gadwall
2 Shoveler
4 Teal
Pochard
47 Tufted Duck
6 Great crested Grebe
Hobby (Swan Island then flew south west)
Dunlin (Swan Island)
Common Sandpiper (Swan Island)
2 Common Tern
Wheatear 1st Field also 1+ Hornsea South Cliffs

Wheatear at South Cliffs, Hornsea today – Martin Lonsdale


Swallows at the Mere – Jeff Cox


1 of 2 Black Swans today on the Mere – Martin Lonsdale


Treecreeper – Jeff Cox


Treecreeper – Jeff Cox


Whitethroat – Jeff Cox

3rd May – Hornsea South Cliffs early am (JC)

Barn Owl
4 Wheatear
2 Whitethroat
Lesser Whitethroat
14+ Meadow Pipit

an arrival of Wheatear and Meadow Pipit on South Cliffs this morning – Jeff Cox


Wheatear on South Cliffs – Jeff Cox

Wheatear on South Cliffs – Jeff Cox


Skylark with nesting material this morning – Jeff Cox


Hornsea Mere, KP/Southside/1st Field (JC,JL,LB)

Lapwing with 4 chicks
Kestrel soaring
Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
3+ Reed Warbler
5 Sedge Warbler
2 Blackcap
Cetti’s Warbler
2 Willow Warbler
Chiffchaff
Whitethroat
2 Shelduck
3 Shoveler
2 Teal
6 Great crested Grebe
Common Sandpiper
25 Swift

House Martins from the Mere – Jeff Cox


Reed Bunting – Jeff Cox


Lapwing chicks – Jeff Cox

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

3 Shoveler
Mandarin
2+ Great Crested Grebe
pair Gadwall
Grey Heron
1 Kestrel
1+ Oystercatcher
Common Sandpiper
Snipe west
Common Tern
40 Swift
Flava Wagtail west
4 Sedge Warbler
4 Blackcap
Chiffchaff
3+ Willow Warbler
Whitethroat
2 Long-tailed Tit

from KP early aft

Yellow Wagtail
White Wagtail
3 Pied Wagtail
30+ Swift
100+ House Martin
60+ Swallow
4 Sand Martin

Whitethroat in Wassand today – Alan Elkin


fem Yellow Wagtail from KP today – Jeff Cox

Cowden/Mappleton (MR)

1 Wheatear
1 Cuckoo
1 Yellow Wagtail
Barn Owl
Siskin at Rolston (GR)

Barn Owl at Mappleton


Barn Owl doing 5 o’clock at Mappleton


Linnet at Cowden

1st May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,LB,AE)

3 Shoveler
7 Teal
Mandarin
Pochard
86 Tufted Duck
Goldeneye
2 Oystercatcher
6 Common Sandpiper Swan/Tree Island
Bar-tailed Godwit east
4 Common Tern
35 Swift

Greater Pond Sedge in flower, Mere edge 1st field – Lesley Ball


Yellow Wagtail on KP – Alan Elkin


White Wagtail on KP – Alaln Elkin

Cowden/Mappleton (MR)

2 1s Little Gull
2 Cuckoo
Yellow Wagtail
Barn Owl
7 Bullfinch

Chiffchaff at Cowden


Reed Bunting at Cowden


Barn Owl at Mappleton

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April Sightings

30th April – Hornsea Mere (JL,LB)

2 Wigeon
2 Teal
Pochard
97 Tufted Duck
2 Kestrel
1+ Hobby (several sightings during the morning)
2 Oystercatcher
3 Common Sandpiper
Common Tern
good no’s of Sand Martin, Swallow + House Martin
15 Swift
Grasshopper Warbler

Ring Ouzel, Wheatears and ‘cream crown’ Marsh Harrier through at East Newton today (AJ)

Ring Ouzel at East Newton today – Ade Johnson


Wheatears at East Newton – Ade Johnson


Ring Ouzel and the back end of a Roe Deer at East Newton – Ade Johnson


Swallow in 1st Field – Alan Elkin

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

4 Teal
Pochard
90+ Tufted Duck
Goldeneye
4 Common Sandpiper (KP)
6 Marsh Harrier (2 males)
4 Common Tern
2 Arctic Tern east
4 White Wagtails (KP)

Far Grange, Skipsea (JH)

9 Whimbrel on the Golf Course
Black Redstart nr the beach

Fieldfare at Atwick – Roy Lyon


‘lingering’ Red Kite over Atwick church – Martin Lonsdale

28th April – Hornsea Mere (JL,JC,LB)

2 Teal
Pochard
102 Tufted Duck
20 Mute Swan
pair Gadwall
Osprey 6:15-6:20
5 Common Tern east
10 Arctic Terns east

27th April – Hornsea South Beach (AE)

2 Purple Sandpiper
1 Barn Owl along Longbeaches clifftop (26/4)

2 Purple Sandpiper (1 ringed) South beach – Alan Elkin



Barn Owl at Longbeaches – Alan Elkin

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

2 Shoveler
3 Teal
Pochard
104 Tufted Duck
Goldeneye
30 Swift
c200 Sand Martin
c100 Swallow
small no’s House Martin
2+ Willow Warbler
2+ Cetti’s Warbler
Chiffchaff

Kirkholme Point

2 White Wagtail
Yellow Wagtail
11+ Pied Wagtail

Yellow Wagtail on KP – Jeff Cox


hirundines at the Mere – Jeff Cox

26th April – Hornsea Mere (JL)

6 Shelduck
Shoveler
5 Teal
Goldeneye
Peregrine
2 Common Tern
40 Swift
Flava Wagtail west
Grasshopper Warbler

25th April – Hornsea Mere (JL,JC,LB,MR)

2 Shelduck
Shoveler
Wigeon
5 Teal
91 Tufted Duck
Pochard
Grey Heron
Little Egret west
Red Kite flew south late morning (SC)
Hobby from KP (JH) and Wassand (RL,ML)
2 Common Tern
25 Swift
250 Sand Martin
90 Swallow
RED-RUMPED SWALLOW 8:35 to 9:10 over Hermitage area, also seen 9:00 from Kirkholme (LI) and from Wassand/Lady Island area (GB) late morning. This bird arrives almost 9 years to the day since the Mere’s last record of 2 28th April 2009.
30 House Martin

Little Ringed Plover + Yellow Wagtail at Bewholme (JH)

Red Kite over the Mere late morning – Scott Creek


Common Terns from KP today


Grasshopper Warbler at the Mere – Scott Creek


Hobby in Wassand this afternoon – Roy Lyon


Blackcap (pic), Whitethroat and Lesser Whitethroat seen today in Wassand – Roy Lyon

24th April – Hornsea Mere (JL,RL,BMJ,MR)

Shoveler
4 Teal
Pochard
Grey Heron south
Common Sandpiper
3 Curlew west
1st summer Little Gull
3 Common Tern
16 Swift
3 Yellow Wagtail west
350 Swallow
280 Sand Martin
12 House Martin
Fieldfare flew west

Bewholme

Little Ringed Plover
Avocet
Common Sandpiper
Wheatear

Aldbrough/Cowden (AJ,MR)

3 Cuckoo
3 Grasshopper Warbler
5+ Wheatear
2+ Yellow Wagtail
Cetti’s Warbler
2 Redpoll north

Pied Wagtail on Kirkholme Point today


Wheatears at Cowden

23rd April – Hornsea Mere (JL,RL,ML)

4 Teal
63 Tufted Duck
Goldeneye
2 Oystercatcher
1st summer Little Gull
Arctic Tern
Common Tern
7+ Swift
2 Yellow Wagtail west
40 Swallow
90 Sand Martin
4 House Martin
Otter

Red Kite over Swinemoor, nr Beverley (GR)
Whinchat at Grimston (TI)

recent image of 3 Black-necked Grebes on the Mere – Roy Lyon

22nd April – Hornsea Mere (JL)

6 Shoveler
3 Wigeon
Teal
Goldeneye
Grey Heron
Red Kite flew east 09:30
Hobby (LI)
2 Curlew west
adult Little Gull
Common Tern
2 Arctic Tern
Cuckoo heard in Wassand

Grimston (TI)

Firecrest
Ring Ouzel
12+ Wheatear

Canada Goose on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

21st April – Hornsea Mere (JL)

Shelduck
6 Shoveler
Wigeon
5 Teal
7 Goldeneye
Mandarin
2 Little Grebe
5+ Marsh Harrier
Curlew flew north
2 Common Tern

Aldbrough/Cowden early am (AJ)

2 Cuckoo
2 ‘reeling’ Grasshopper Warbler
Cetti’s Warbler
2+ Sedge Warbler
good no’s of common migrants

20th April – Hornsea Mere (JC,JL,RL,ML)

at least 1 Avocet at Bewholme
Egyptian Goose
3 Shelduck
5 Shoveler
21 Teal
3 Wigeon
6 Pochard
15 Goldeneye
Mandarin
Common Tern
Grasshopper Warbler 1st field reedbed early am
Sedge Warbler

Sedge Warbler from 1st Field – Roy Lyon


drk Mandarin still present today – Jon Lamplough


Lesser Whitetroat – Jeff Cox

19th April – Hornsea Mere (JL)

2 Barnacle Geese
Shelduck
6 Shoveler
Wigeon
12 Teal
9 Pochard
16 Goldeneye
drk Mandarin
2 Grey Heron
2 Marsh Harrier
Whimbrel
3+ Little Gull
Kingfisher
Sand Martin flew west
female Ring Ouzel 2nd field
2 Whitethroat
2 Lesser Whitethroat

Grimston – migrants seen today (TI)

2 Ring Ouzel
Tree Pipit
1 ‘Greenland’ Wheatear
5 Whimbrel
‘cream crown’ Marsh Harrier

this morning’s Mandarin on the Mere – Jon Lamplough


1 of 2 Ring Ouzel at Grimston today – Tim Isherwood

18th April – Aldbrough/Cowden + Grimston (AJ,JC,TI)

an arrival of migrants today included

Cuckoo
several Wheatear
Grasshopper Warbler
Whitethroat
2 Lesser Whitethroat
2 Whitethroat
7 Chiffchaff
6 Willow Warbler
6 Blackcap
Cetti’s Warbler
Kestrel
5 Linnet
3 Yellowhammer
3 Little Grebe
2 Moorhen
3 Red-legged Partridge
Sand Martin along the cliff

Wheatear from today – Jeff Cox

17th April – Hornsea Mere (MR,JL)

Shelduck
2 Shoveler
2 Wigeon
2 Teal
Pochard
2 Bl*ck-n*ck*d Gr*b*
Whimbrel west
Curlew west
Common Tern
25 Swallows
35 Sand Martin
6 House Martin

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

3 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
2 Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
4 Black-necked Grebe
Green Sandpiper from 2nd field flew west
Common Tern feeding over the West end then flew East
13 Blackcap
5 Chiffchaff
Wheatear in 1st field
5 Great Spotted Pecker
Green Pecker
Starling at a prospective nest hole
4 Cetti’s Warbler

about as good as it gets for an Otter view from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


good no’s of Blackcap since the weekend – Jeff Cox


female Marsh Harrier – Jeff Cox


male Marsh Harrier – Jeff Cox

15th April – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,JC,GB,RL,ML)

3 Grey Heron
4 Common Buzzard
5 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
2 Avocet at Bewholme (GB)
5 Black-necked Grebe
4 Little Grebe
6 Great Crested Grebe
Barnacle Goose
8 Gadwall
Shoveler
5 Wigeon
10 Teal
2 Pochard
170+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
85 Goldeneye
Lapwing flew south + 3 breeding pairs
12 Lesser Black-backed Gull
4 Sand Martin
7 Swallow
2 Lesser Whitethroat
4 Sedge Warbler
16 Blackcap
8+ Cetti’s Warbler

Aldbrough clifftop (AJ) + Grimston (TI)

single Shore Lark present at Aldbrough
Firecrest present early am at Grimston

14th April – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,GB)

2 Grey Heron
7 Common Buzzard
5 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
Avocet at Bewholme (LI) + Green Sandpiper rptd
Egyptian Goose
Black-necked Grebe
3 Little Grebe
2 Shelduck
Long-tailed Duck
140 Goldeneye
4 Goosander
2 Dunlin flew east
2 Green Woodpecker
3 Swallow
5 Sand Martin
Grey Wagtail
Fieldare
Lesser Whitethroat
5+ Cetti’s Warbler

2 of the 4 Goosander on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

13th April – Aldbrough clifftop + East Newton (AJ)

5 Shore Lark still, fog hampering viewing
Little Owl East Newton
fem Black Redstart nr Hill Top House, East Newton
2 Siskin + 3 Blackcap Rolston (GR)

Black Redstart at East Newton – Ade Johnson


Black Redstart at East Newton – Ade Johnson

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide (JL,GB)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
Black-necked Grebe
Little Grebe
2 Shelduck
Long-tailed Duck
5 Goosander
4 Sand Martin flew east
2 Swallow flew east
White Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
6 Redwing
4+ Cetti’s Warbler
2 Blackcap
3 Chiffchaff

12th April – Aldbrough clifftop + Grimston (AJ,TI,JR)

5 Shore Lark late morning still
Little Owl East Newton
Ring Ouzel, Green Sandpiper + Water Rail at Grimston

the Grimston Nuthatch – Joanne Richardson


the Grimston Nuthatch – Joanne Richardson

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide (JL,GB,ML,RL)

Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
Long-tailed Duck
Black-necked Grebe
2 Little Grebe
2 Shoveler
2 Green Woodpecker
5 Sand Martin flew east
4 Swallow
4 Chiffchaff
2 Otter off Wassand Hide

Long-tailed Duck still in residence at the Mere – Roy Lyon

11th April – Grimston (TI,AJ)

Nuthatch still
fem Black Redstart

Black Redstart at Grimston – Ade Johnson

Hornsea Mere – KP/Northside (JL,GB)

Grey Heron
2 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
6 Shoveler
6 Wigeon
6 Sand Martin flew east

10th April – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

5 Shore Lark still at 14:45
Blackcap, Chiffchaff + Willow Warbler at the fish ponds
Little Owl at East Newton

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,JC,GB,BMJ)

2 Grey Heron
24 Mute Swan
42 Greylag Goose
56 Canada Goose
14 Gadwall
3 Shoveler
Long-tailed Duck
2 Green Woodpecker
Sand Martin flew east
4 Swallow flew east
Grey Wagtail
fem-type Black Redstart at South Beach (Longbeaches) and Boat Compound/Sluice at 13:30
4 Chiffchaff
Blackcap

9th April – Aldbrough clifftop, Rolston + Grimston (AJ,GR,TI)

5 Shore Lark at Aldbrough this afternoon, in foggy conditions
Brambling seen at Rolston this morning
Green Woodpecker heard at Grimston (5th record for area)

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (GB,JL,AE)

2 Grey Heron
5 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
22 Teal
2 Shoveler
Long-tailed Duck
6 Sand Martin
4 Swallow
Grey Wagtail
5 Chiffchaff
3 Blackcap
5 Cetti’s Warbler

8th April – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,JC,GB,AE)

3 Grey Heron
4 Common Buzzard
5 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
2 Little Grebe
26 Mute Swan
66 Canada Goose
48 Greylag Goose
18 Gadwall
4 Shoveler
17 Teal
2 Wigeon
2 Pochard
185 Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
160 Goldeneye
Swallow flew east
Grey Wagtail
4 Chiffchaff
Willow Warler
2 Blackcap
6 Cetti’s Warbler
Otter from Wassand Hide

Aldbrough clifftop + Cowden (AJ,TI,JC,MR)

5 Shore Lark
2+ Little Grebe
2+ Wheatear
4 Yellowhammer
9 Linnet
2 Barn Owl
2 Chiffchaff
11 Redwing
3 Oycs
7 Roe Deer

Grimston (TI)

1 Nuthatch – a patch first for the recording area
1 Ring-necked Parakeet (ringed) also present on feeders with the Nuthatch

Nuthatch, a patch first for Grimston – Tim Isherwood


Ring-necked Parakeet at Grimston – Tim Isherwood


Shore Lark at Aldbrough – Jeff Cox


Shore Lark at Aldbrough – Tim Isherwood


Roe Deer – Jeff Cox


pair Little Grebe’s on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

7th April – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

5 Shore Lark
2 Barn Owl

resident Little Owl at East Newton – Ade Johnson


resident Little Owl at East Newton – Ade Johnson

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GR,JC,GB,AE,BMJ)

3 Grey Heron
Red Kite between Seaton and Catwick at 11:15 (JL), Red Kite also over Tickton 13:41 (PM)
5 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
Peregrine flew east
Black-necked Grebe
2 Little Grebe
Shelduck
16 Gadwall
2 Shoveler
2 Teal
2 Pochard
170+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
180+ Goldeneye
a magnificent sight of 6 Common Crane circling over the Mere before flying south-east at 14:46 (GR) subsequently picked up heading south inland of Grimston some 30 mins later (TI)
8 Lesser Black-backed Gull
Barn Owl
2 Sand Martin flew east
Swallow flew east
White Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
7 Chiffchaff
2 Willow Warbler
2 Blackcap, also rptd at Rolston (GR)
7 Cetti’s Warbler

Black-necked Grebe on the Mere – Jeff Cox


Black-necked Grebe on the Mere – Jeff Cox


Black-necked Grebe – Jon Lamplough


Black-necked Grebe – Alan Elkin


Black-necked Grebe – Alan Elkin

6th April – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

5 Shore Lark at 10am

Horse Mere – Southside/KP/Wassand (JL,GB,JC,BMJ)

2 Grey Heron
5 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
Black-necked Grebe
Little Grebe
16 Gadwall
2 Shoveler
2 Teal
2 Pochard
170+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
140+ Goldeneye
6 Lesser Black-backed Gull
Barn Owl
4 Chiffchaff
7+ Cetti’s Warbler

5th April – Wassand Hide/KP/Northside (JL,ML et al)

2 Grey Heron
5 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
Black-necked Grebe
Little Grebe
2 Teal
fem Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
5 Lesser Black-backed Gull
Swallow flew west
3 Sand Martin flew west
5 Chiffchaff

resident Common Buzzard from the Mere with prey – Roy Lyon


fem Scaup on the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Black-necked Grebe still present today – Martin Lonsdale

4th April – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,JC,MI,JH,RL et al)

3 Grey Heron
5 Common Buzzard
6 Marsh Harrier (2 males)
24 Mute Swan
Black-necked Grebe (seen distantly on 03/04 RL et al)
2 Little Grebe
14 Gadwall
9 Shoveler
2 Teal
2 Pochard
170+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
140 Goldeneye
2 Green Woodpecker
Swallow
3 Redwing
7 Cetti’s Warbler
3 Yellowhammer

Grimston early am (TI)

Black Redstart
3 Wheatear
Blackcap
2 Marsh Harrier flew south
imm Peregrine

Black-necked Grebe off Heslop’s today – Roy Lyon


Black-necked Grebe off Heslop’s today – Roy Lyon


distant Black-necked Grebe today – Jeff Cox


Common Dog Violets – Jeff Cox


Brown Hare – Jeff Cox


Little Grebe – Jeff Cox


Yellowhammer – Jeff Cox


Long-tailed Duck

3rd April – Aldbrough clifftop + East Newton (AJ)

5 Shore Lark in the morning
Sand Martin through north
male Black Redstart late afternoon at East Newton

male Black Redstart at East Newton, Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


male Black Redstart at East Newton, Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


4 of the 5 Shore Lark at Aldbrough this morning – Ade Johnson

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB,BMJ,AE)

2 Grey Heron
4 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
3 Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
4 Great Crested Grebe
Little Grebe
2 Shelduck
12 Gadwall
Shoveler
3 Teal
4 Wigeon
2 Pochard
160+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
180 Goldeneye
Barn Owl
3 Meadow Pipit flew north
10 Sand Martin flew west

2nd April – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide (JL,GB)

2 Grey Heron
4 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
Peregrine
3 Great Crested Grebe
Little Grebe
2 Shelduck
Shoveler
2 Teal
51 Wigeon
52 Redwing

1st April – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

5 Shore Lark
2 Wheatear

1 of 2 Wheatear seen at Aldbrough today – Ade Johnson


a tad later arriving this year, the first Wheatears logged at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (RL,ML,JL,GB,JC,AW,WA)

3 Grey Heron
7 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
4 Sparrowhawk
6 Great Crested Grebe
Little Grebe
24 Mute Swan
14 Gadwall
Shoveler
3 Teal
4 Pochard
270+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
265 Goldeneye
7 Oystercatcher
Little Gull
2 Green Woodpecker
Grey Wagtail
6+ Chiffchaff
5 Cetti’s Warbler
male Black Redstart at Tansly Ave in Hornsea, for 2nd day at least
3 Bullfinch
Otter near Swan Island

1 of 3 Chiffchaff seen in Southgate Cemetery today – Roy Lyon


1 of 3 Chiffchaff seen in Southgate Cemetery today – Roy Lyon


1 of 3 Chiffchaff seen in Southgate Cemetery today – Roy Lyon


Long-tailed Duck – Jon Lamplough


Long-tailed Duck – Jon Lamplough


Fiddler Pheasant on the Roof fooling around – Roy Lyon


March Sightings

31st March – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB,MI,LI)

Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
3 Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
12 Gadwall
Shoveler
4 Pochard
165 Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
180+ Goldeneye
Little Gull
Mediterranean Gull
Grey Wagtail
4 Chiffchaff
4 Cetti’s Warbler

30th March – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB,LI)

3 Grey Heron
9+ Common Buzzard
7+ Marsh Harrier
6+ Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
6 Great Crested Grebe
Shelduck
12 Gadwall
2 Shoveler
3 Teal
4 Wigeon
8 Pochard
230+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
240+ Goldeneye
2 Oystercatcher
4 Cetti’s Warbler

29th March – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB)

3 Grey Heron
7 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
4 Great Crested Grebe
2 Little Grebe
2 Shelduck
14 Gadwall
Shoveler
3 Teal
52 Wigeon
12 Pochard
265 Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
280+ Goldeneye
redhead Goosander
3 Oystercatcher
4 Lapwing
Redshank
2 Lesser Black-backed Gull
2 Stock Dove
Kingfisher
2 Green Woodpecker
Sand Martin
3 Meadow Pipit flew north
Chiffchaff
3 Cetti’s Warbler
10 Redwing
2 Siskin

28th March – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB,CH)

3 Grey Heron
4 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
4 Great Crested Grebe
28 Mute Swan
64 Greylag Goose
34 Canada Goose
43 Gadwall
2 Shoveler
12 Wigeon
10 Pochard
110+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
170+ Goldeneye
Curlew flew west
2 Oystercatcher
12 Lapwing
2 Lesser Black-backed Gull
5 Sand Martin
Meadow Pipit flew north
4+ Cetti’s Warbler
Siskin

27th March – Southside/Northside/Wassand Hide/Wassand (JL,GB,BMJ)

Great White Egret from 16:12,flew SW at 17:20
3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
12 Wigeon
Long-tailed Duck
2 Oystercatcher
460+ Woodpigeon
2 Green Woodpecker
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Chiffchaff at Wassand

26th March – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB)

2 Grey Heron
3 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Shelduck
2 Teal
Long-tailed Duck
70 Golden Plover flew west
2 Oystercatcher
juv Glaucous Gull flew west
Barn Owl
Grey Wagtail
3 Meadow Pipit flew north

Mappleton North Beach (GB)

Scandinavian Rock Pipit
Black Redstart

25th March – Southorpe/KP/Northside/WassandHide/Woodland Walk/Wassand (JL,GB,WA,LB)

5 Grey Heron
8 Common Buzzard
6 Marsh Harrier (2 males)
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
22 Mute Swan
98 Greylag Goose
46 Canada Goose
Shelduck
Pintail
64 Gadwall
25 Teal
48 Wigeon
46 Pochard
435 Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
480+ Goldeneye
drk Common Scoter
Curlew flew west
32 Lapwing
2+ Woodcock at Wassand
Barn Owl
2 Green Woodpecker
5+ Great Spotted Woodpecker
6 Skylark
Stonechat near Heslops
6 Redwing
7+ Chiffchaff
5 Cetti’s Warbler
Jay
55+ Siskin at Wassand
Otter from Wassand Hide

24th March – Aldbrough Fish Ponds (AJ)

Woodlark calling/flew over the Ponds late morning

Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,JC,GB)

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
2 Barnacle Goose
Shelduck
3 Pintail (2 drks)
9 Teal
drk Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
325 Goldeneye
Grey Wagtail
2 Green Woodpecker at Wassand
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker at Wassand

partial leucistic House Sparrow in Hornsea – Jeff Cox


partial leucistic House Sparrow in Hornsea – Jeff Cox

23rd March – Aldbrough (AJ)

1 Snow Bunting

Snow Bunting at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


Snow Bunting at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP (JL,GB)

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
2 Barnacle Goose
2 Shoveler
drk Scaup
Curlew flew west
Dunlin flew east
Kingfisher
4 Cetti’s Warbler

22nd March – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk/Wassand (JL,GB,BMJ)

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
2 Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
4 Great Crested Grebe
4 Shoveler
12 Teal
65 Wigeon
40 Pochard
230+ Goldeneye
110+ Lapwing flew west
2 Green Woodpecker at Wassand
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Meadow Pipit flew south
Grey Wagtail
4 Cetti’s Warbler

21st March – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,GB)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
4 Great Crested Grebe
Little Grebe
2 Barnacle Goose
Shoveler
24 Teal
320+ Wigeon
64 Pochard
80+ Tufted Duck
Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
270+ Goldeneye
110 Lapwng flew west
Ringed Plover flew north
2 Meadow Pipit
3 Cetti’s Warbler

20th March – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,JH,RL,ML,LB)

3 Grey Heron
4 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
2 Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
4 Great Crested Grebe
2 Little Grebe
24 Mute Swan
68 Greylag Goose
2 Barnacle Goose
12 Canada Goose
74 Gadwall
4 Shoveler
48 Teal
720+ Wigeon
64 Pochard
260+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
2 Scaup (1 drk)
185 Goldeneye
90 Lapwing
2 Oystercatcher
3 Little Gull
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Grey Wagtail
3 Cetti’s Warbler
26 Siskin

19th March – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,LI,GB,BMJ)

Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
3 Great Crested Grebe
2 Little Grebe
64 Greylag Goose
Pink-footed Goose
2 Barnacle Goose
22 Canada Goose
4 Shoveler
42 Teal
330+ Wigeon
54 Pochard
fem Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
180+ Goldeneye
drk Goosander
110+ Lapwing
2 Oystercatcher
8 Little Gull
1w Kittiwake near Swan Island
Grey Wagtail
Rock Pipit at KP flew north
12 Redwing at Wassand
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Black Redstart at Southgate Cemetery

18th March – Southside/KP/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk/Wassand (GB,BMJ,LB,RL,ML)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzaard
2 Marsh Harrier
3 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
4 Great Crested Grebe
Little Grebe
24 Mute Swan
Pink-footed Goose
76 Greylag Goose
2 Barnacle Goose
12 Canada Goose
110+ Gadwall
4 Shoveler
12 Teal
44 Wigeon
86 Pochard
230+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
260+ Goldeneye
90+ Lapwing
2 Oystercatcher
Woodcock at Wassand
5 Little Gull in am, 8 in pm
260+ Common Gull
Barn Owl
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Grey Wagtail
Black Redstart at Beckside/Southgate Cemetery
10+ Redwing
5 Long-tailed Tit

Black Redstart in Southgate Cemetery – Roy Lyon


Black Redstart in Southgate Cemetery – Roy Lyon


Little Gull’s over the Mere – Roy Lyon


Little Gull over the Mere – Roy Lyon


single Pink-footed Goose on the Southside of the Mere – Roy Lyon


Finnish rung Black-headed Gull (ST 259525) from KP – Roy Lyon


distant fem Scaup on the Mere – Roy Lyon

17th March – Hornsea Mere (LI,LB,GB)

2 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
64 Greylag Goose
2 Barnacle Goose
24 Canada Goose
94 Gadwall
4 Shoveler
12 Teal
4 Wigeon
45 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
285 Goldeneye
2 Oystercatcher
110+ Lapwing flew west
2 Little Gull
Grey Wagtail
Barn Owl
male Black Redstart at Beckside

16th March – Southside/KP/Northside (GB,LB,LI,JL,RL,ML)

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Long-tailed Duck in Bull Hole
12 Little Gull including 2 in-off at KP/1st Field mid-aft
Barn Owl

Common Buzzard at West Carlton nr Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

15th March – Southside/KP/Wassand Hide (JC,BMJ,LB,GB)

2 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
3 Great Crested Grebe
Barn Owl

14th March – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (GB,AW,LB,PM)

3 Grey Heron
Red Kite over Wassand/Decoy for 20 mins then flew west
8 Common Buzzard
5 Marsh Harrier (2 males)
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Peregrine
2 Little Grebe
4 Great Crested Grebe
2 Barnacle Goose
180+ Gadwall
2 Shoveler
115 Teal
160+ Wigeon
85 Pochard
260+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
285 Goldeneye
2 Goosander (1 drk)
160 Lapwing flew south
3 Woodcock at Wassand
Barn Owl
5+ Great Spotted Woodpcker
Redwing
3 Cetti’s Warbler
4 Long-tailed Tit
Treecreeper
Jay
22 Tree Sparrow
70+ Linnet
26 Reed Bunting
4 Yellowhammer

13th March – Aldbrough clifftop 09:30 (AJ)

5 Shore Lark
2 Snow Bunting

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (GB,LB)

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Peregrine
160+ Greylag Goose
42 Canada Goose
2 Shoveler
Long-tailed Duck
230+ Goldeneye
270+ Lapwing flew south
1400+ Wood Pigeon
Barn Owl
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
2 Jay
Otter off Swan Island

12th March – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB)

Little Egret
2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
Pink-footed Goose flew north
2 Shoveler
56 Teal
310 Wigeon
85 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
180+ Goldeneye
220 Lapwing flew east

11th March – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ,BMJ,TI,RL,ML)

5 Shore Lark in the morning
2cy Glaucous Gull in area then flew south
2 Snow Bunting
Chiffchaff
Mealy Redpoll
Little Grebe
Water Rail
Ringed Plover
c240 Wigeon on sea

Glaucous Gull at Aldbrough – Roy Lyon


Glaucous Gull at Aldbrough – Roy Lyon


Glaucous Gull at Aldbrough – Roy Lyon


Glaucous Gull at Aldbrough – Roy Lyon

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,JC,GB,LB,RL,ML)

2 Grey Heron
3 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
2 Little Grebe
4 Great Crested Grebe
28 Mute Swan
98 Greylag Goose
24 Canada Goose
2 Barnacle Goose
drk Goosander
180+ Gadwall
drk Pintail flew east
2 Shoveler
65 Teal
74 Wigeon
86 Pochard
240+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
260+ Goldeneye
140 Lapwing flew south
Golden Plover flew west
Barn Owl
Sand Martin flew west at 17:40
5+ Great Spotted Woodpecker
Jay

10th March – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ,MR)

no sign of the 5 Shore Lark
2 Snow Bunting present

Snow Bunting’s at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

Hornsea Mere – Wassand Hide/Northside (JL)

Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
Kestrel
62 Teal
18 Goosander (4 drks)

9th March – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ,MR)

5 Shore Lark though mobile
mobile Linnet flock (upto 100 birds) holds 2 Snow Bunting
Barn Owl
Shag

mobile Shore Lark’s at Aldbrough


Shore Lark at Aldbrough


5 Shore Lark at Aldbrough


Shore Lark at Aldbrough


Shag at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP (AE,JL,GB,RL,ML)

Bittern in reedbed north of KP
2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
3 Great Crested Grebe
Little Grebe
Pink-footed Goose
2 Barnacle Goose
3 Shoveler
Long-tailed Duck
34 Lapwing
Barn Owl

local Little Owl – Alan Elkin

8th March – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB)

2 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
3 Great Crested Grebe
182 Greylag Goose
24 Canada Goose
2 Barnacle Goose
165 Gadwall
2 Shoveler
210+ Teal
190+ Wigeon
76 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
Oystercatcher
juv Glaucous Gull off Swan Island in am flew west
1200+ Wood Pigeon

7th March – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,MI,LB,RL,ML)

3 Grey Heron
Red Kite over Southorpe Farm at 14:27 (NH)
3 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Peregrine
22 Mute Swan
2 Little Grebe
6 Great Crested Grebe
2+ White-fronted Goose
2 Tundra Bean Goose
64 Greylag Goose
42 Canada Goose
2 Barnacle Goose
Shelduck
drk Pintail
2 Shoveler
240+ Gadwall
160 Teal
340 Wigeon
170 Pochard
460 Tufted Duck
fem Scaup
520+ Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck
2 Common Scoter (1 drk)
2 Water Rail heard
5 Moorhen
200+ Lapwing flew south
65 Golden Plover flew south
Oystercatcher
1500+ Wood Pigeon
Barn Owl
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
12 Redwing
25+ Blackbird
4 Cetti’s Warbler

aberrant Coot at the Mere from Wassand Hide – Roy Lyon


aberrant Coot at the Mere from Wassand Hide – Roy Lyon

6th March – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,GB,LB)

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
2 Peregrine
5 Great Crested Grebe
24 Mute Swan
2 White-fronted Goose
2 Tundra Bean Goose
44 Greylag Goose
12 Canada Goose
2 BarnacleGoose
220+ Gadwall
drk Pintail
2 Shoveler
280+ Teal
640+ Wigeon
120+ Pochard
260+ Tufted Duck
fem Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
285 Goldeneye
2 Common Scoter (1 drk)
190 Lapwing
Dunlin
Oystercatcher
juv Glaucous Gull near Swan Island flew east
Barn Owl
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Grey Wagtail
24 Redwing

5th March – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Wassand (JL,GB,BMJ)

2 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
2 Great Crested Grebe
2 White-fronted Goose
2 Tundra Bean Goose
Pink-footed Goose
44 Greylag Goose
12 Canada Goose
2 Barnacle Goose
180 Gadwall
drk Pintail
14 Shoveler
280 Teal
720 Wigeon
90 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
240+ Goldeneye
2 Common Scoter (1 drk)
4 Goosander (1 drk)
Ringed Plover
2 Dunlin
4 Oystercatcher
400+ Wood Pigeon
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Grey Wagtail
60+ Redwing
90+ Fieldfare
40+ Blackbird

4th March – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,LB,GB)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
6 Great Crested Grebe
160+ Greylag Goose
2 Barnacle Goose
7 Shoveler
85 Wigeon
60 Teal
Long-tailed duck
230+ Goldeneye
8 Common Scoter
6 Dunlin on Swan Island, 2 at KP
30 Redwing

3rd March – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,JC,GB,LB,BMJ,GT,RL,ML)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
4+ Marsh Harrier (1 male)
2 Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
Peregrine
6 Great Crested Grebe
2 White-fronted Goose
2 Tundra Bean Goose
140+ Greylag Goose
24 Canada Goose
210+ Gadwall
4 Shoveler
60 Teal
320 Wigeon
88 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
345 Goldeneye
6 Common Scoter (2 drks)
ad Little Gull off seafront in aft
Bar-tailed Godwit
8 Dunlin
Barn Owl
5 Great Spotted Woodpecker
110 Redwing
12 Fieldfare
45+ Blackbird

Dunlin at the Mere today – Roy Lyon


pair of Common Scoter on the Mere upto 6 seen today – Roy Lyon


Long-tailed Duck still present – Roy Lyon


Long-tailed Duck – Roy Lyon

2nd March – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk/Wassand (JL,GB,LB)

2 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
6 Great Crested Grebe
3 Tundra Bean Goose flew south
6 Pink-footed Goose flew south
94 Greylag Goose
14 Shoveler
70+ Teal
14 Wigeon
24 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
4 Lapwing
2 Golden Plover
8 Dunlin
2 Woodcock at Wassand
3 ad Little Gull at KP in am, 7 ads there in pm
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
9 Fieldfare
12 Redwing
35+ Blackbird

1st March – Aldbrough Fish Ponds (AJ)

some birds seeking refuge from the easterly blasts at the ponds included

drk Scaup
25 Wigeon
30 Mallard
4 Teal
1+ Jack Snipe
1 Water Rail

Scaup at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


Scaup at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

Hornsea Mere – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL)

Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
Peregrine
Knot flew west
Dunlin flew west, 2 flew north
Woodcock
15 Stock Dove
3 Fieldfare
10 Redwing


February Sightings

28th February – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL)

2 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
Sparrowhawk
Ringed Plover flew east
2 Snipe flew east, 1+ Snipe Stream Dike (JC)
6 Stock Dove
8 Redwing
30 Blackbird

27th February – Catwick/Sandsfield Tip area early aft (RL,ML)

juv Glaucous Gull

Glaucous Gull over Sandsfield area – Roy Lyon


Glaucous Gull over Sandsfield area – Roy Lyon

Southside/KP/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JC,RL,ML,JL,LB,GB)

2 Grey Heron
3 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
2 White-fronted Goose
2 Tundra Bean Goose
Pink-footed Goose
Shelduck
7 Shoveler
365+ Teal
Long-tailed Duck
220 Goldeneye
Woodcock at Wassand
6+ Siskin
6+ Goldfinch

2cy Mute Swan from the Mere – Roy Lyon


Kestrel – Roy Lyon


Siskin and Goldfinch at the Mere – Roy Lyon

26th February – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JC,JL,GB,LB)

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
2 Oystercatcher
2 White-fronted Goose
2 Tundra Bean Goose
96 Greylag Goose
32 Canada Goose
90+ Barnacle Goose
2 Shelduck
180+ Gadwall
220+ Teal
160+ Wigeon
90 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
230 Goldeneye
760 Wood Pigeon
Barn Owl
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
10+ Siskin

Oystercatchers on KP – Jeff Cox


Oyc in flight – Jeff Cox

25th February – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JF,JC,JL,GB,LB,BMJ)

3+ Grey Heron
3 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
Sparrowhawk
2 White-fronted Goose
2 Tundra Bean Goose
95+ Greylag Goose
2 Canada Goose
120+ Barnacle Goose
30 Teal
Long-tailed Duck
300+ Goldeneye
Barn Owl
2 Stock Dove
6 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Grey Wagtail
2 Redwing
2 Cetti’s Warbler
5 Long-tailed Tit
Nuthatch singing near the Bridge over the Dyke along Woodland Walk
Jay
2 Bullfinch
Otter from Wassand Hide

Nuthatch, a scarce bird in East Yorkshire especially near the coast, and a great addition to anyone’s Mere List – Jeff Cox


Nuthatch in Wassand – Jeff Cox


Tundra Bean Goose – Jeff Cox


male Bullfinch – Jeff Cox


Barn Owl around the Mere – Jeff Cox


Otter from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Great Spotted Woodpecker – Jeff Cox


Pecker’s, Tit’s and Fat Balls in Wassand – Justin Foradip

24th February – Southside/KP/Northside (RL,ML,JL,GB,JC,BMJ,LB)

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Peregrine
2 White-fronted Goose
2 Tundra Bean Goose
104 Greylag Goose
32 Canada Goose
120+ Barnacle Goose
180+ Gadwall
45 Teal
115 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
230 Goldeneye
180 Lapwing flew west
Ringed Plover flew west
Barn Owl
Grey Wagtail
Stonechat

Tundra Bean Geese and Greylag – Roy Lyon

Tundra Bean Geese off 1st Field – Roy Lyon


White-fronts on the Mere – Roy Lyon


White-fronted Geese off 1st Field – Roy Lyon


Tundra Bean Geese and White-fronts on the Mere – Roy Lyon


part of the Goose flock over the Mere – Roy Lyon

23rd February – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,BMJ)

3 Grey Heron
4 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Peregrine
3 Great Crested Grebe
Little Grebe
Shelduck
125+ Wigeon
231 Teal
185 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
230+ Goldeneye
Barn Owl
Great Spotted Woodpecker

22nd February – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,BMJ)

3 Grey Heron
4 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Peregrine
3 Great Crested Grebe
Little Grebe
Shelduck
125+ Wigeon
231 Teal
185 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
230+ Goldeneye
Barn Owl
Great Spotted Woodpecker

21st February – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (AW,JC,JL,GB,RL)

3+ Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
3 Great Crested Grebe
Little Grebe
2 Tundra Bean Goose landed near Swan Island, departing at 09:00
4 Pink-footed Goose flew north
121 Barnacle Goose
Shelduck
2 Pintail
3 Shoveler
175+ Teal
95 Wigeon
260+ Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
220 Goldeneye
46 Lapwing flew west
20 Golden Plover flew west
1400+ Wood Pigeon
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
2 Stonechat
2 Mistle Thrush
4 Song Thrush
14 Redwing
25+ Blackbird
3 Cetti’s Warbler
Jay

Coot from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Little Grebe from Wassand Hide – Roy Lyon


Little Grebe from Wassand Hide – Roy Lyon

20th February – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (GB,JL,BMJ)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
Kestrel
4 Great Crested Grebe
2 White-fronted Goose
74 Greylag Goose
4 Pink-footed Goose
14 Canada Goose
210+ Barnacle Goose
305 Gadwall
94 Wigeon
325+ Teal
215 Pochard
360+Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
280+ Goldeneye
70 Lapwing flew west
2 Oystercatcher
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
68 Redwing at Wassand
4 Fieldfare at Wassand
2 Stonechat

19th February – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,ML,RL)

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
2 Sparrowhawk
4 Great Crested Grebe
2 Little Grebe
240+ Gadwall
148 Wigeon
250+ Teal
190+ Pochard
1100+ Wood Pigeon
2 Stonechat
Otter off Wassand Hide

18th February – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,JC,GB,BMJ)

4 Grey Heron
6+ Common Buzzard
6+ Marsh Harrier (2 males)
2 Sparrowhawk
5 Great Crested Grebe
8 Whooper Swan flew north
39 Mute Swan
2 1w White-fronted Goose with Greylag flock
140+ Greylag Goose
67 Canada Goose
122 Barnacle Goose
220 Mallard
285 Gadwall
2 Shoveler
350+ Wigeon
280+ Teal
260 Pochard
560+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
485 Goldeneye
410 Coot
12 Lapwing on Southside, 44 Lapwing flew west
2 Oystercatcher
Barn Owl
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker
2 Stonechat
44 Redwing
7 Fieldfare
30+ Blackbird
2 Cetti’s Warbler
Jay
2 Yellowhammer singing
2 Skylark singing
3 Roe Deer
Otter from Wassand Hide

17th February – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,GB,BMJ)

3+ Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
3 Great Crested Grebe
ad Whooper Swan flew south
13 Pink-footed Goose flew west
380+ Wigeon
260+ Teal
240+ Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
340+ Goldeneye
drk Goosander flew east
120 Lapwing flew west
Barn Owl
Grey Wagtail
2 Stonechat

16th February – Catwick/Sandsfield Tip area (ML,RL)

juv Glaucous Gull + Caspian Gull

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB,ML,RL)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2+ Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
3 Great Crested Grebe
2 Whooper Swan off Swan Island
9 Pink-footed Goose flew west
240+ Gadwall
82 Wigeon
56 Teal
144 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
210+ Goldeneye
2 Stonechat
*of interest the Finnish rung Black-headed Gull from 4th Feb, was present again.
The ring appears to read ST 259 525 (RL et al)

Whooper Swans on the Mere this afternoon – Roy Lyon


Whooper Swans on the Mere – Martin Lonsdale


Finnish Black-headed Gull on KP – Roy Lyon

15th February – Catwick/Sandsfield Tip area (JL)

juv Glaucous Gull in field approx 400m NW of Sandsfield entrance late morning

Southside/KP (JL,GB)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Great Crested Grebe
94 Greylag Goose
12 Canada Goose
120 Barnacle Goose
60+ Wigeon
2 Shoveler
144 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
220+ Goldeneye
Lapwing flew west
Grey Wagtail
2 Stonechat

14th February – 1st Field/KP (JL,GB)

2 Grey Heron
2 Marsh Harrier
210+ Gadwall
145 Pochard
205 Goldeneye
3 Lapwing flew west
Dunlin flew west
Lesser Black-backed Gull flew west
2 Stonechat

13th February – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide (JL,JC,GB,BMJ)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2+ Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
90+ Greylag Goose
120 Barnacle Goose
2 Shoveler
145 Wigeon
7 Teal
170+ Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
210+ Goldeneye
95 Lapwing flew west
2 Oystercatcher
Grey Wagtail
2 Stonechat

12th February – Southside/KP/Northside (MR,JC,KS,JL,GB)

Little Egret
3+ Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
84 Greylag Goose
4 Canada Goose
120+ Barnacle Goose
220+ Gadwall
2 Shoveler
48 Wigeon
97 Teal
174 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
215 Goldeneye
2 Oystercatcher
80+ Lapwing
Grey Wagtail
2 Stonechat
2 Green Woodpecker
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Jay

Signs of spring on KP, pair of Oyc’s back today


Herring Gull with nesting material on KP


Stonechat in 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Stonechat in 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Song Thrush – Jeff Cox


Oyc’s over the Mere – Jeff Cox

11th February – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (GB,BMJ,JL,LB,RL et al)

Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
3+ Marsh Harrier (1 male)
2 Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
Peregrine
94 Greylag Goose
9 Pink-footed Goose flew north-west
32 Canada Goose
120+ Barnacle Goose
230+ Gadwall
4 Shoveler
250+ Teal
74 Wigeon
220+ Pochard
360+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
295 Goldeneye
Barn Owl
2 Stonechat

2cy Black-headed Gull on KP with Danish origins (VA3 321) – Roy Lyon

10th February – Southside/KP (JL,GB,LB)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
Peregrine
220+ Gadwall
64 Wigeon
160+ Teal
Long-tailed Duck
140+ Goldeneye
Barn Owl
Grey Wagtail
2 Stonechat

9th February – Northside/Southside (JL,LB)

Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
Kestrel
169 Teal
2 Shoveler
97 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
Barn Owl
3 Stonechat

8th February – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JC,JL,LB,GB,BMJ,RL et al)

Great White Egret briefly from Wassand Hide, flew south-east at 10:33
2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
5 Marsh Harrier (2 males)
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
Kestrel
5 Great Crested Grebe
Little Grebe
95 Greylag Goose
58 Canada Goose
200+ Barnacle Goose
245 Gadwall
420+ Teal
86 Wigeon
2 Shoveler
140+ Pochard
480+ Tufted Duck
fem Common Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
308+ Goldeneye
560+ Coot
600+ Wood Pigeon
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker
2 Mistle Thrush
3 Stonechat (1 male)
32 Linnet
16 Reed Bunting
7 Tree Sparrow
Jay
1 Bearded Tit

just in for a dip, an all too brief (36 seconds) Great White Egret – Jeff Cox


Great White Egret – Jeff Cox


Great White Egret – Jeff Cox


Common Scoter on the Mere – Roy Lyon


Common Scoter on the Mere – Roy Lyon

7th February – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB,MI)

2 Grey Heron
Glossy Ibis flew west over Swan Island at 16:23
2 Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
4 Great Crested Grebe
Little Grebe
94 Greylag Goose
120+ Barnacle Goose
Pintail
322 Teal
104 Wigeon
Long-tailed Duck
210 Goldeneye
juv Glaucous Gull briefly landed near Swan Island in am then flew west
2 Barn Owl
29 Fieldfare flew west
Grey Wagtail

6th February – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB)

Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Peregrine
3 Great Crested Grebe
Shelduck
214 Gadwall
335 Teal
2 Shoveler
22 Wigeon
126 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
195 Goldeneye
Grey Wagtail

5th February – Catwick/Sandsfield Tip area (JL)

juv Glaucous Gull in field west of Sandsfield Tip in afternoon

distant juv Glaucous Gull – Roy Lyon

Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JC,MR,JL,GB,RL et al)

Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
2+ Marsh harrier
Sparrowhawk
3 Great Crested Grebe
120 Barnacle Goose
Shelduck
260+ Gadwall
2 Shoveler
64 Teal
44 Wigeon
134 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
210 Goldeneye
220 Lapwing near Heslops
Golden Plover flew west
Snipe at KP
Barn Owl
2 Cetti’s Warbler
20+ Redwing
2 Fieldfare
Mistle Thrush

Roe Deer on the Southside – Jeff Cox


Roe Deer on the Southside – Jeff Cox


Great Spotted Woodpecker – Jeff Cox


Long-tailed Duck on the Mere – Roy Lyon


an irritating gathering of Thrush down the Mere – Justin Foradip

4th February – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

6 Shore Lark present at midday

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB,BMJ,JH,RL,ML)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
Kestrel
5 Great Crested Grebe
95 Greylag Goose
160+ Pink-footed Goose flew south
28 Canada Goose
120 Barnacle Goose
230 Gadwall
240 Wigeon
2 Shoveler
460+ Teal
385 Tufted Duck
180+ Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
415 Goldeneye
fem Common Scoter
Grey Wagtail at KP

Danish rung Black-headed Gull on KP – Roy Lyon


Finnish rung Black-headed Gull on KP – Roy Lyon

3rd February – Southide/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,GB,BMJ)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
Kestrel
5 Great Crested Grebe
24 Canada Goose
120 Barnacle Goose
Pintail
369 Teal
172 Wigeon
180 Pochard
fem Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
220+ Goldeneye
Barn Owl
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
2 Stonechat

2nd February – Southside/KP/Northside (JC,JL,GB)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
Kestrel
Barn Owl
5 Great Crested Grebe
119 Barnacle Goose
95 Greylag Goose
22 Canada Goose
2 Shoveler
165 Gadwall
8 Teal
250+ Wigeon
72 Pochard
160+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
205 Goldeneye
Green Woodpecker heard
2 Stonechat
4 Bullfinch

Barnacle Geese around the Mere – Jeff Cox

1st February – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide (JL,GB,ML,RL)

2 Grey Heron
2 Comon Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
5 Great Crested Grebe
80 Teal
65 Wigeon
78 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
180 Goldeneye
fem Common Scoter


January Sightings

31st January – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide (TI,JL,GB)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier (1 male, 3 cream-crowns)
1+ Peregrine
Sparrowhawk
4 Great Crested Grebe
8 Teal
65 Wigeon
28 Shoveler
95 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
140+ Goldeneye
90 Golden Plover flew west
2 Stonechat
3 Fox at East End mid am

30th January – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
Kestrel
4 Great Crested Grebe
95 Gadwall
42 Shoveler
350+Teal
410 Wigeon
80+ Pochard
160+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
300+ Goldeneye
Barn Owl
2 Stonechat

the Mere’s regular Peregrine – Roy Lyon


Long-tailed Duck on Mere – Roy Lyon

29th January – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,LB,GB)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
120 Barnacle Goose
Shelduck
2 Shoveler
266 Wigeon
78 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
130 Goldeneye
Green Woodpecker
2 Stonechat
2 Fieldfare at Wassand
2 Goldcrest
35+ Siskin near Wassand Hide

28th January – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide (GB,AE,MI,LB,RL,ML)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
Kestrel
5 Great Crested Grebe
90 Greylag Goose
22 Canada Goose
120 Barnacle Goose
130+ Teal
2 Shoveler
48 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
140+ Goldeneye
fem Common Scoter
2+ redhead Goosander
50 Lapwing flew west
Green Woodpecker
2 Stonechat
Grey Wagtail

High waters still, encroaching the Boathouse at the Mere – Roy Lyon


Goosander on the Mere – Roy Lyon


Cormorant on the Mere – Roy Lyon

25th January – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide (JC,RL,ML,BMJ,GB)

2 Grey Heron
3 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
110+ Barnacle Goose
Long-tailed Duck
Barn Owl
2 Stonechat

Swedish rung Black-headed Gull still present around KP – Roy Lyon


Swedish rung Black-headed Gull still present around KP – Roy Lyon


Swedish rung (14053) Black-headed Gull still present around KP, this pic from 25.09.2017 – Roy Lyon


Bull Hole and the shoreline under water, high water round the Mere at present – Justin Foradip


High water round the Mere, current view from the Boathouse – Justin Foradip


distant Long-tailed Duck on the Mere – Roy Lyon

23rd January – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (GB)

Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
110+ Barnacle Goose
Long-tailed Duck off Swan Island
fem Common Scoter near Tree Island
2 Stonechat
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Barn Owl

21st January – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (BMJ,JC,GB)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
male Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
5 Great Crested Grebe
76 Mute Swan
280+ Greylag Goose
22 Canada Goose
upto 117 Barnacle Goose (RL et al)
420 Mallard
260 Gadwall
44 Shoveler
270 Wigeon
42 Teal
185 Pochard
360+ Tufted Duck
fem Common Scoter (RL et al)
Long-tailed Duck
190+ Goldeneye
drk Goosander
520+ Coot
2 Green Woodpecker
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Redwing at Wassand
4 Fieldfare flew south-west
2 Stonechat
24 Linnet at Heslops
26 Reed Bunting at Heslops
4 Yellowhammer

20th January – Southside/KP (JC,GB)

3 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
85+ Greylag Goose
4 Canada Goose
70+ Barnacle Goose
160+ Gadwall
34 Teal
2 Shoveler
230+ Wigeon
170+ Pochard
320+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
140 Goldeneye
Barn Owl
2 Stonechat

19th January – Southside/KP/Northside (JC,JL,GB)

2 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
5 Great Crested Grebe
77 Mute Swan
4 Pink-footed Goose flew west
70+ Barnacle Goose
10 Shoveler
210+ Gadwall
44 Teal
270+ Wigeon
185 Pochard
360+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
165 Goldeneye
460+ Coot
80 Golden Plover flew west
Jay
20+ Redwing nr Weatherhill Farm
8 Siskin
30+ Linnet Heslop’s area
10+ Tree Sparrow
5+ Greenfinch
20+ Reed Bunting
4+ Yellowhammer

Linnets along the Southside – Jeff Cox


Stonechat in 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Stonechat in 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Redwings – Jeff Cox


Redwings – Jeff Cox

18th January – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (GB,BMJ,JL,RL,ML)

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
4+ Marsh Harrier (1 male)
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
70+ Barnacle Goose
8 Pintail off Swan Island
180+ Gadwall
2 Shoveler
14 Teal
160+ Pochard
320+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
160+ Goldeneye
480+ Coot
Barn Owl
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
5 Stock Dove
400+ Wood Pigeon
44 Siskin at Wassand, 1 at Northside
Otter from Wassand Hide

16th January – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB)

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
3 Great Crested Grebe
76 Mute Swan
11 White-fronted Goose flew south
59 Barnacle Goose
180+ Gadwall
28 Shoveler
14 Teal
340+ Wigeon
160+ Pochard
360+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
140+ Goldeneye
fem Common Scoter
460+ Coot

15th January – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,PM)

2 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
74 Mute Swan
30+ Barnacle Goose
185 Gadwall
32 Shoveler
34 Teal
320+ Wigeon
148 Pochard
320+ Tufted Duck
fem Common Scoter
180+ Goldeneye
440 Coot
Green Woodpecker
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Grey Wagtail
Otter from Wassand Hide

14th January – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ,BMJ) + Grimston (TI)

6 Shore Lark present mid morning after a 2 day absence

53 White-fronted Geese in/off then south at Grimston

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP/Northside (JC,GB,JL,RL et al)

2 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
Kestrel
fem Common Scoter
2 Great Crested Grebe
75+ Barnacle Goose
180+ Gadwall
135+ Teal
320+ Wigeon
110+ Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
230 Goldeneye
3 Lapwing
Grey Wagtail

Reed Bunting around the Mere – Jeff Cox


pair Goldeneye on the Mere – Jeff Cox


fem Common Scoter from Seaton Road Hide – Roy Lyon

13th January – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,GB)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
male Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
68 Mute Swan
220+ Gadwall
135 Teal
325 Wigeon
130+ Pochard
360+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
155 Goldeneye
Grey Wagtail

12th January – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB)

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
3 Great Crested Grebe
6 Shoveler
108 Teal
380+ Wigeon
160 Pochard
Grey Wagtail

11th January – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

6 Shore Lark early afternoon

Shore Lark at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


6 Shore Lark at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP/Wassand/Northside (RL,ML,JL,GB)

3 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
2 Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
64 Barnacle Goose
Little Grebe
210 Gadwall
5 Shoveler
130+ Teal + 210 off Hermitage Field/Seaton Road Hide
420+ Wigeon
130 Pochard
480 Tufted Duck
210 Goldeneye
400 Coot
Bar-tailed Godwit flew east
3+ Stock Dove
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker

Little Grebe from Wassand Hide – Roy Lyon


Marsh Harrier in Wassand – Roy Lyon


Barnacle Geese through Wassand – Roy Lyon


Stock Doves in Wassand – Roy Lyon


a Wassand Robin – Roy Lyon

10th January – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

6 Shore Lark

9th January – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ,MR)

juv Iceland Gull flew south at 12:30
Barn Owl
no sign of Shore Lark’s by 13:30

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB,RL et al)

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Peregrine
2 Sparrowhawk
2 Shelduck
355 Wigeon
Long-tailed Duck
140 Goldeneye
135+ Lapwing flew west
Stonechat

Goldeneye – Roy Lyon


2 Shelduck on the Mere – Roy Lyon


Goldcrest – Roy Lyon

8th January – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

6 Shore Lark still present though difficult viewing at times in windy conditions

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,GB)

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
230+ Gadwall
Pintail
15 Shoveler
21 Teal
320 Wigeon
130 Pochard
460 Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
180+Goldeneye
Common Scoter
400+ Coot
2 Grey Wagtail
Chiffchaff at KP

Treecreeper at the Mere – Jeff Cox


Treecreeper at the Mere – Jeff Cox

7th January – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ,JL,RL et al)

6 Shore Lark still present

5 of the 6 Shore Lark present at Aldbrough – Roy Lyon

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP/Wassand Hide/Woodand Walk,Northside (JC,GB,JL)

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
male Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
78 Mute Swan
30 Greylag Goose
5 Great Crested Grebe
180+ Gadwall
Pintail
2 Shoveler
84 Teal
260+ Wigeon
125+ Pochard
460+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
230 Goldeneye
juv Glaucous Gull flew east
2 Green Woodpecker
7 Great Spotted Woodpecker
2 Stonechat
4 Fieldfare
Treecreeper
Goldcrest
12 Long-tailed Tit
Coal Tit
Jay
30 Tree Sparrow
4 Yellowhammer
20 Reed Bunting

Stonechat in 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Stonechat in 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Stonechat in 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Long-tailed Tit – Jeff Cox


Pintail – Jeff Cox

6th January – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB)

4 Grey Heron
3 Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
3 Great Crested Grebe
Shelduck
Pintail
6 Shoveler
68 Teal
226 Wigeon
130+ Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
175+ Goldeneye
Barn Owl
4 Fieldfare

5th January – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

6 Shore Lark still present

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP (JL,GB)

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
30 Greylag Goose
10 Pink-footed Goose flew west
2 Great Crested Grebe
Pintail
160+ Gadwall
3 Shoveler
200+ Teal
220+ Wigeon
145 Pochard
350+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
225 Goldeneye
Common Scoter
3 Fieldfare

*of interest locally an early record of a Lesser Black-backed Gull present at Dacre Lakes, Brandesburton (RL et al)

Lesser Black-backed Gull, Dacre Lakes, Brandesburton – Roy Lyon


Lesser Black-backed Gull, Dacre Lakes, Brandesburton – Roy Lyon

4th January – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide (JL,GB)

3 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
5 Great Crested Grebe
Pintail
12 Shoveler
180 Teal
270 Wigeon
94 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
113 Goldeneye
Goosander flew north
3 Siskin

3rd January – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide (JL,GB)

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
4 Great Crested Grebe
74 Mute Swan
17 Shoveler
13 Teal
90+ Wigeon
86 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
95+ Goldeneye
5 Stock Dove
Grey Wagtail
3 Fieldfare

2nd January – Southside/KP/Wassand Hide (JL,GB)

4 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
Kestrel
4 Great Crested Grebe
10 Shoveler
15 Teal
255 Wigeon
137 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
120+ Goldeneye
Common Scoter
2 Fieldfare
Bearded Tit from Wassand Hide

1st January – Southside/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB)

5 Grey Heron
3 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
6 Shoveler
42 Teal
208 Wigeon
27 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
134 Goldeneye
Green Woodpecker
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Barn Owl
2 Stonechat
2 Siskin


December Sightings

31st December – Southside/KP/Wassand Hide/Northside (JL,GB)

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Peregrine
4 Shoveler
4 Teal
74 Wigeon
64 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
80 Golden Plover flew west
60 Lapwing flew west

30th December – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide (GB,JR,JL)

4 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
74 Mute Swan
120+ Barnacle Goose
160+ Gadwall
4 Shoveler
4 Teal
104 Wigeon
142 Pochard
340+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
125+ Goldeneye

28th December – Southside/KP (JL,GB)

3 Grey Heron
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
Bean Goose flew west
110+ Barnacle Goose
2 Great Crested Grebe
196 Gadwall
4 Shoveler
45 Teal
54 Wigeon
370+ Tufted Duck
124 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
185+ Goldeneye
Common Scoter
Grey Wagtail
Bearded Tit from 2nd Field (JC)

27th December – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB,ML,RL)

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Great Crested Grebe
148 Gadwall
6 Shoveler
29 Teal
170+ Wigeon
136 Pochard
360+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
75 Goldeneye
redhead Goosander
juv Glaucous Gull off 1st Field/Swan Island early aft
Grey Wagtail

juv Glaucous Gull over the Mere – Roy Lyon


juv Glaucous Gull on the Mere – Roy Lyon


recordshot of the juv Glaucous Gull on the Mere – Roy Lyon


long staying Long-tailed Duck – Roy Lyon


Jackdaws on KP showing some ‘continental’ influence – Roy Lyon


Jackdaw on KP showing some ‘continental’ influence – Roy Lyon

26th December – Southside (JL)

Sparrowhawk
2 Great Crested Grebe
163 Gadwall
370+ Wigeon
Teal
67 Pochard
93 Goldeneye

25th December – Wassand Hide (JL)

Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
21 Golden Plover flew west
ad Med Gull
Bearded Tit

24th December – Southside/Wassand Hide (JL)

Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
2 Great Crested Grebe
150 Gadwall
32 Teal
70 Wigeon
36 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
125 Goldeneye
70 Lapwing flew west

23rd December – Southside/KP (JL,MI,JC,GB)

4 Grey Heron
Peregrine
80+ Barnacle Goose
140+ Gadwall
4 Shoveler
70+ Wigeon
6 Teal
360+ Tufted Duck
24 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
125 Goldeneye
135 Lapwing flew west
Green Woodpecker

Peregrine on Swan Island – Jeff Cox


Peregrine on Swan Island – Jeff Cox


Peregrine on Swan Island viewed from KP – Jeff Cox


Peregrine on Swan Island – Jeff Cox

22nd December – Barmston (ML et al)

20 Twite
several Stonechat
good no’s Reed Bunting

Twite at Barmston – Martin Lonsdale

21st December – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

7 Shore Lark still

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP (JL,GB)

4 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
240+ Greylag Goose
83 Mute Swan
4 Shoveler
48 Wigeon
68 Pochard
Grey Wagtail

20th December – Southside/KP/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB)

5 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
Kestrel
3 Great Crested Grebe
24 Shoveler
12 Teal
510+ Wigeon
93 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
Green Woodpecker
2 Bearded Tit from Wassand Hide

19th December – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide (CC,JL,GB)

Bittern
7 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
220+ Gadwall
130+ Mallard
30 Shoveler
10 Teal
120+ Wigeon
430 Tufted Duck
76 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
Common Scoter
105+ Goldeneye
4 Lapwing
1150+ Black-headed Gull
650+ Common Gull
Green Woodpecker

Bittern from Wassand Hide – Chris Cox


Bittern from Wassand Hide – Chris Cox


Shoveler from Wassand Hide – Chris Cox


Barn Owl at Aldbrough – Chris Cox


Barn Owl at Aldbrough – Chris Cox

18th December – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,JC,GB)

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
8 ad Whooper Swan off Swan Island, flew south-east
89 Mute Swan
3 Great Crested Grebe
Little Grebe
163 Gadwall
12 Shoveler
4 Teal
25 Wigeon
360+ Tufted Duck
83 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
Common Scoter
90+ Goldeneye
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker
12 Long-tailed Tit

17th December – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB)

5 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Merlin flew north-west
Kestrel
Great Crested Grebe
drk Pintail
170+Gadwall
15 Shoveler
21 Teal
400+ Wigeon
420+ Tufted Duck
84 Pochard
97 Goldeneye
redhead Goosander
Long-tailed Duck
Common Scoter

16th December – Aldbrough clifftop (BMJ et al)

7 Shore Lark

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP (JL,GB)

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
104 Mute Swan
136 Gadwall
11 Shoveler
40 Teal
110+Wigeon
57 Pochard
360+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
80+ Goldeneye
Barn Owl

15th December – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB)

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
102 Mute Swan
64 Greylag Goose
140+ Gadwall
10 Shoveler
36 Teal
70+ Wigeon
74 Pochard
385 Tufted Duck
drk Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
86 Goldeneye
Chiffchaff at KP

14th December – Southside/KP/Wassand Hide (JL,GB)

6 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
3+ Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
136 Gadwall
6 Shoveler
6 Teal
68 Wigeon
56 Pochard
380+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
50+ Goldeneye
Common Scoter
Green Woodpecker
Stonechat
2 Bearded Tit near Wassand Hide

13th December – Southside/KP (JC,JL,GB)

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
148 Gadwall
4 Shoveler
3 Teal
64 Wigeon
48 Pochard
380+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
50+ Goldeneye
Common Scoter
6 Snipe (JC)
Barn Owl

Long-tailed Duck – Jeff Cox


Long-tailed Duck – Jeff Cox


Long-tailed Duck – Jeff Cox

12th December – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

8 Shore Lark
3 Snow Bunting

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP (JL,BMJ,GB)

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
Kestrel
drk Pintail
140+ Gadwall
4 Shoveler
11 Teal
42 Pochard
320+ Tufted Duck
48 Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck
5 Snipe
2 Stonechat

11th December – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB,RL et al)

4 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
Kestrel
130+ Gadwall
14 Shoveler
65 Teal
104 Wigeon
64 Pochard
60+ Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck
Common Scoter
Snipe

Long-tailed Duck off Kirkholme – Roy Lyon


Long-tailed Duck off Kirkholme – Roy Lyon

10th December – Southside/KP/Northside (GB)

4 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Great Crested Grebe
76 Mute Swan
12 Greylag Goose
2 Canada Goose
84 Barnacle Goose
330 Mallard
154 Gadwall
14 Shoveler
125 Wigeon
38 Teal
3 Pochard
380 Tufted Duck
85 Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck
420 Coot

9th December – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

8 Shore Lark still

Hornsea Mere – Kirkholme Point (GB)

4 Grey Heron
Little Egret
Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
126 Gadwall
10 Shoveler
12 Teal
36 Wigeon
24 Pochard
fem Common Scoter off 1st Field (RL,ML)
Long-tailed Duck
64 Goldeneye
Grey Wagtail

female Common Scoter off 1st Field – Roy Lyon


female Common Scoter – Roy Lyon

8th December – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

8 Shore Lark still
at least 6 Snow Bunting in a mixed flock of Linnet and Skylarks

a leucistic Starling present at Grimston (TI)

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP/Northside (GB,JL)

4 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
136 Gadwall
11 Shoveler
60+ Teal
110 Wigeon
24 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
70+ Goldeneye

7th December – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

8 Shore Lark still
1 Snow Bunting

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide (JL,GB,RL,ML)

5 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
140+ Gadwall
3 Shoveler
70 Teal
125 Wigeon
24 Pochard
360+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
65+ Goldeneye
33 Golden Plover flew west
Bearded Tit heard near Wassand Hide

male Marsh Harrier – Roy Lyon

6th December – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

8 Shore Lark still
3 Snow Bunting

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP (JL,GB)

4 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
146 Gadwall
5 Shoveler
60 Teal
95 Wigeon
28 Pochard
58 Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck
Common Scoter

5th December – Aldbrough clifftop mid morning (AJ)

8 Shore Lark still
2 Barn Owl

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP (JL,GB)

6 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
Kestrel
68 Barnacle Goose
140+ Gadwall
12 Shoveler
160 Wigeon
55 Teal
33 Pochard
68 Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck
Common Scoter
2 Stonechat
Grey Wagtail
Snow Bunting flew west

4th December – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ,CC et al)

8 Shore Lark present by late afternoon
2 Barn Owl
20+ Linnet

4 of the 8 Shore Lark present today – Chris Cox


Barn Owl at Aldbrough – Chris Cox


Barn Owl at Aldbrough – Chris Cox


Barn Owl at Aldbrough – Chris Cox


Barn Owl at Aldbrough – Chris Cox

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB)

6 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Great Crested Grebe
148 Gadwall
11 Shoveler
101 Teal
105 Wigeon
49 Pochard
48 Goldeneye
Common Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Barn Owl

3rd December – Aldbrough clifftop (GB,BMJ,AJ)

22 Pink-footed Goose flew south
Barn Owl
3 Shorelark
Chiffchaff near Caravan Park
24 Snow Bunting
2 Lapland Bunting
16 Yellowhammer

Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB)

6 Grey Heron
Little Egret
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
2 Great Crested Grebe
130+ Barnacle Goose
140+ Gadwall
3 Shoveler
60 Teal
70 Wigeon
24 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
2 Bearded Tit near Wassand Hide
850+ Starling roosting at KP/Heslops

2nd December – Aldbrough clifftop (ML,RL et al)

7 Shore Lark (3 + 4)
1 Lapland Bunting

Shore Lark at Aldbrough – Martin Lonsdale


Shore Lark at Aldbrough – Martin Lonsdale


Shore Lark at Aldbrough – Roy Lyon


Shore Lark at Aldbrough – Roy Lyon


Shore Larks at Aldbrough – Roy Lyon


Lapland Bunting at Aldbrough – Roy Lyon

Southside/KP/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,ML et al)

Bittern flew west at Heslops
7 Grey Heron
Little Egret
Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
2 Sparrowhawk
Great Crested Grebe
8 Whooper Swan, 2 ads flew north-west, 4 (2 juvs) flew south-east, 2 Wassand late aft
92 Mute Swan
130+ Barnacle Goose
Pintail from KP in aft
140+ Gadwall
8 Shoveler
Teal
46 Wigeon
360+ Tufted Duck
28 Pochard
1w fem Long-tailed Duck
Common Scoter
65+ Goldeneye
Snipe
1600+ Wood Pigeon at Wassand
2 Stonechat
Redwing
22 Blackbird
520+ Staring roosting near Wassand Hide
760+ Starling roosting at Heslops
14 Reed Bunting
12 Tree Sparrow

drk Pintail off Kirkholme Point – Martin Lonsdale

1st December – Hornsea South cliffs (JC)

46+ Golden Plover
3 Sanderling
2 Turnstone
Little Egret + Grey Wagtail Stream Dike

Golden Plover Hornsea South cliffs – Jeff Cox


Golden Plover Hornsea South cliffs – Jeff Cox


Little Egret Stream Dike – Jeff Cox

Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,JC,GB)

5 Grey Heron
Little Egret
Common Buzzard
male Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Little Grebe
130+Barnacle Goose
3 Shoveler
17 Teal
120 Wigeon
3 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
Chiffchaff at KP

Long-tailed Duck from Kirkholme – Jeff Cox


November Sightings

30th November – Mappleton (TI)

juv Glaucous Gull circling over at 14:50

Aldbrough (snow covered) – (AJ,RL,ML)

single Snow Bunting + 2 Reed Bunting

ad Med Gull on the Mere – Roy Lyon


Reed Bunting at a snowy Aldbrough – Roy Lyon


1st and 2nd Field in the distance viewed from Seaton Road hide – Roy Lyon


Barnacle Geese in the snedge – Roy Lyon


Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB,ML,RL)

3 Grey Heron
Great Crested Grebe
Pintail
17 Shoveler
25 Teal
70 Wigeon
24 Pochard
80+ Goldeneye
Med Gull from Seaton Road hide

29th November – Aldbrough clifftop midday (MR)

Aldbrough by the sea


Shore Larks at Aldbrough


4 Shore Lark
16+ Snow Bunting though distant

Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,BMJ)

4 Grey Heron
Little Egret
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
Kestrel
Great Crested Grebe
130+ Barnacle Goose
140+ Gadwall
4 Shoveler
10 Teal
22 Wigeon
380+ Tufted Duck
34 Pochard
74 Goldeneye
ad fem Long-tailed Duck
Kingfisher
3 Lesser Redpoll

28th November – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ,BMJ,JC)

28 Snow Bunting
4 Lapland Bunting
no sign of Shore Larks

Lapland Bunting at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


Lapland Bunting at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


Lapland Bunting at Aldbrough – Jeff Cox

Southside/KP (JL,GB)

4 Grey Heron
Little Egret
Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
126 Gadwall
5 Shoveler
7 Teal
32 Wigeon
35 Pochard
76 Goldeneye
ad fem Long-tailed Duck
Barn Owl
1450+ Starling roosting at KP/Heslops
3 Lesser Redpoll

27th November – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ,ML,RL et al)

23 Snow Bunting + 4 Shore Lark + Woodcock

Southside/KP (JL,GB,BMJ)

Bittern flew into 1st Field reedbed at 07:17
5 Grey Heron
Little Egret
Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
2 Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
84 Mute Swan
Great Crested Grebe
130+ Barnacle Goose
148 Gadwall
5 Shoveler
6 Teal
46 Wigeon
380+ Tufted Duck
32 Pochard
76 Goldeneye
ad fem Long-tailed Duck off KP
400+ Wood Pigeon flew south
Barn Owl
Grey Wagtail
1600+ Starling roosting at KP/Heslops

Barn Owl quartering scrub at Aldbrough – Roy Lyon


Barn Owl quartering scrub at Aldbrough – Roy Lyon


Woodcock recordshot over the scrub at Aldbrough – Roy Lyon


Common Buzzard on prey at Hilston – Roy Lyon

26th November – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

4 Shore Lark and 2 Snow Buntings still today

Snow Buntings at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


Snow Buntings at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

Southside/KP (JL,GB)

4 Grey Heron
Little Egret
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
74 Mute Swan
148 Gadwall
5 Shoveler
6 Teal
28 Wigeon
12 Pochard
fem Scaup
ad fem Long-tailed Duck
620+ Black-headed Gull
230+ Common Gull
Barn Owl
1400+ Starling roosting at KP/Heslops

Common Gull on Kirkholme – Jeff Cox


Barnacle Geese along the Southside of the Mere – Jeff Cox

25th November – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,BMJ,RL,ML)

4 Grey Heron
Little Egret
Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Little Grebe
3 Great Crested Grebe
4 Whooper Swan flew west
Pink-footed Goose flew west
146 Gadwall
5 Shoveler
13 Teal
90 Wigeon
420+ Tufted Duck
fem Scaup
24 Pochard
72 Goldeneye
ad fem Long-tailed Duck off KP and Swan Island
520+ Coot
Snipe
Barn Owl
Grey Wagtail
1200+ Starling roosting at KP/Heslops
“pale coloured” Starling again at Wassand roost

a KP returning winter regular, Swedish rung Black-headed Gull – Roy Lyon


Swedish rung Black-headed Gull on KP – Roy Lyon


Grey Wagtail on Stream Dike when not round KP – Jeff Cox


Gadwall from KP – Jeff Cox

24th November – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

some images from Ade of the 7 Shore Lark present in the clifftop fields, at least 6 Snow Bunting in the same area

5 of the 7 Shore Lark at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


Shore Lark at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,GB,LB)

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
160+ Gadwall
5 Shoveler
7 Teal
36 Wigeon
32 Pochard
420+ Tufted Duck
fem Long-tailed Duck at KP
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Barn Owl at Southorpe
Grey Wagtail at KP
1200+ Starling roosting at KP

23rd November – Southside/KP/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB)

3 Grey Heron
2 Little Egret
Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrow hawk
1 Whooper Swan flew west
2 Great Crested Grebe
76 Canada Goose
156 Gadwall
5 Shoveler
48 Wigeon
5 Teal
12 Pochard
70+ Goldeneye
drk Goosander
Woodcock
1450 Starling roosting at KP
25 Siskin at Wassand
fem Long-tailed Duck at KP (CC)
Bearded Tit at Wassand Hide (SP)
Otter near Wassand Hide (CC)
*of interest close scrutiny of the long staying juv Long-tailed Duck (no report today) indicate it’s a first winter female (RL et al)

presumed wintering Harlequin Beetles in Wassand Hide – Roy Lyon


presumed wintering Harlequin Beetles in Wassand Hide – Roy Lyon


Roe Deer in Wassand – Chris Cox


male Marsh Harrier from Wassand Hide – Chris Cox


Grey Heron from Wassand Hide – Chris Cox


Otter from Wassand Hide – Chris Cox


presumed wintering Harlequin Beetles – Chris Cox


Common Buzzard over Wassand – Chris Cox

22nd November – Southside/KP/Northside (GB,LB)

3 Grey Heron
76 Mute Swan
3 Goosander west over Seaton (JL)
Long-tailed Duck off 2nd field (ML et al)
160+ Gadwall
62 Wigeon
4 Teal
12 Pochard
70+ Goldeneye
Barn Owl
Grey Wagtail at KP
1600+ Starling roosting at KP

21st November – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (GB,LB)

4 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
132 Barnacle Goose
156 Gadwall
8 Shoveler
36 Wigeon
7 Teal
10 Pochard
85+ Goldeneye
fem Long-tailed Duck off KP
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Barn Owl
Tawny Owl at Wassand
1500+ Starling roosting at KP

20th November – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,BMJ,GB,LB)

3 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
2 Great Crested Grebe
12 Shoveler
28 Teal
44 Wigeon
12 Pochard
drk Goosander
Bearded Tit heard near Wassand Hide
1250+Starling roosting at KP

19th November – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,BMJ,RL,ML,LB)

4 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
5+ Marsh Harrier (3 males +1 with green wing-tags)
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Peregrine
Little Grebe
3 Great Crested Grebe
97 Mute Swan
74 Greylag Goose
66 Canada Goose
130+ Barnacle Goose
430 Mallard
152 Gadwall
12 Shoveler
77 Wigeon
9 Teal
26 Pochard
2 Scaup
410+ Tufted Duck
90+ Goldeneye
1w Long-tailed Duck
redhead Goosander
410 Coot
2 Stock Dove
Barn Owl
Great Spotted Woodpecker
2 Stonechat
35+ Blackbird
2 Redwing
2 Bearded Tit at Wassand Hide
male Brambling near Wassand Hide
1200+ Starling roosting at KP/Heslops
3 Lesser Redpoll
12 Siskin

juv Long-tailed Duck – Roy Lyon


juv Long-tailed Duck – Roy Lyon

18th November – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,LB)

4 Grey Heron
6 Marsh Harrier (3 males)
3 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
9 Whooper Swan flew south
136 Gadwall
11 Shoveler
2 Teal
115 Wigeon
430+Tufted Duck
14 Pochard
2 Scaup
74 Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck
Woodcock
2 Stock Dove
Barn Owl
Tawny Owl at Wassand
10 Fieldfare
2 Redwing
Mistle Thrush
80+ Pied/alba Wagtail roosting at Wassand
Chiffchaff at Southorpe
450+ Starling roosting Wassand
1500+ Starling roosting at KP
40+ Siskin at Wassand

17th November – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide (JL,GB,LB)

4 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier (2 males)
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
9 Pink-footed Goose flew north-west
98 Gadwall
8 Shoveler
2 Teal
54 Wigeon
13 Pochard
64 Goldeneye
2 Stonechat
1400+ Starling roosting at KP/Southorpe

16th November – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,LB,BMJ)

5 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier (1 male,1 with green wing-tags)
3 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
c40 Pink-footed Goose flew west
2 Great Crested Grebe
8 Shoveler
94 Wigeon
11 Pochard
fem Scaup
fem Long-tailed Duck off KP/Swan Island
3 Goosander (1 drk)
2 Woodcock at Wassand
65 Lapwing flew south
90 Golden Plover flew west
ad Med Gull
2 Bearded Tit at Wassand Hide
1600+ Starling roosting at KP
“pale-coloured Starling”seen again at Wassand roost

15th November – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JC,JL,GB,LB)

Cormorant from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Cormorant from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Moorhen in Wassand – Jeff Cox


darvic ringed Mute Swan – Jeff Cox


Goldeneye – Jeff Cox

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
2 ad Whooper Swan off Swan Island departed south-east at 07:38
130+ Barnacle Goose
2 Great Crested Grebe
110+ Gadwall
7 Shoveler
7 Teal
290 Wigeon
380+ Tufted Duck
14 Pochard
2 Scaup
85+ Goldeneye
fem Long-tailed Duck off KP
fem Common Scoter off KP
1 Redshank
160+ Lapwing flew south
Barn Owl
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker
2 Stonechat
2 Bearded Tit near Wassand Hide
2 Treecreeper
48 Blackbird
4 Redwing
Mistle Thrush
3400+ Starling roosting at KP/Southorpe/Heslops
“pale coloured Starling” with pale rump seen again at Wassand roost
3 Lesser Redpoll at Southorpe
Stoat

14th November – Southside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk,KP,Northside (JL,GB,BMJ,RL,ML,LB)

Bittern roosted at Southorpe
5 Grey Heron
Glossy Ibis at Southorpe flew east at 07:22,relocated and seen briefly
further along the Mere edge before flying west at 07:35
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier (1 with green wing-tags)
3 Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
2 Kestrel
120+ Gadwall
5 Shoveler
165+ Wigeon
32 Teal
380+ Tufted Duck
17 Pochard
fem Long-Tailed Duck at KP
2 drk Goosander at KP
420+ Coot
70 Lapwing flew south
Bar-tailed Godwit flew east
Redshank flew west
Barn Owl
2 Stonechat
40+ Blackbird Heslops/Wassand
2 Redwing
Cetti’s Warbler at Heslops
2 Bearded Tit at Wassand Hide
22 Reed Bunting near Heslops
1400+ Starling roosting at KP
40+ Tree Sparrow near Heslops
16 Greenfinch
4 Siskin near Wassand Hide
3 Lesser Redpoll

juv Long-tailed Duck – Roy Lyon


juv Long-tailed Duck – Roy Lyon

13th November – Southside/KP (GB,BMJ,JL,LB)

4 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Whooper Swan
108 Mute Swan
126 Canada Goose
130+Barnacle Goose
108 Gadwall
8 Shoveler
3 Teal
65 Wigeon
380+ Tufted Duck
22 Pochard
130+ Goldeneye
fem Long-tailed Duck off KP
5 Goosander (3 drks)
Barn Owl at Southorpe
1400+ Starling roosting at KP

Offshore Hornsea- (GB,BMJ,06:50-08:50)

All movement north unless stated

5 Red-throated Diver +3 flew South
Black-throated Diver flew south
Great Northern Diver flew south
14 Gannet
9 Teal
37 Goldeneye
29 Common Scoter +22 flew south
2 Long-tailed Duck +1 flew south
9 Sanderling on the beach
16 Kittiwake
13 Little Auk
11 Guillemot
7 Auk spp

12th November – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (GB,BMJ,JL)

Glossy Ibis flew west at 16:01
4 Grey Heron
Peregrine
2 Kestrel
Tundra Bean Goose flew west
126 Canada Goose
130+Barnacle Goose
120+Wigeon
16 Pochard
80+Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck off KP
2 Goosander
720 Black-headed Gull
360 Common Gull
35+Blackbird at Heslops/Wassand
3 Redwing flew west
2 Stonechat at Heslops
Treecreeper at Wassand
17 Greenfinch near Wassand Hide
2 Bullfinch at Wassand
3 Lesser Redpoll

11th November – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,RN,BMJ)

Scaup from Wassand Hide – Richard Neale

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier with green wing-tags
4+ Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
Kestrel
Great Crested Grebe
132 Canada Goose
130+ Barnacle Goose
106 Gadwall
7 Shoveler
180+ Wigeon
2 Teal
2 Scaup
380+ Tufted Duck
22 Pochard
86 Goldeneye
fem Long-tailed Duck off KP/Swan Island
160 Lapwing flew west
36 Golden Plover flew south
Snipe flew south
Barn Owl
170+ Pied/alba Wagtail roosting at Wassand
45+ Blackbird at Heslops/Wassand
4 Redwing at Wassand
3800+ Starling roosting at Wassand/Heslops
25+ Siskin at Wassand
Lesser Redpoll

10th November – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide (GB,JL)

Bittern roosting at Wassand Hide
4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
5 Marsh Harrier including 2 with green wing-tags
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
17 Whooper Swan (6 juvs) off Swan Island flew west over Wassand Hide at 15:20
5 Whooper Swan SE over Cowden (TI)
130+ Barnacle Goose
90+ Gadwall
Shoveler
34 Wigeon
48 Teal
380+ Tufted Duck
15 Pochard
2 Scaup
75 Goldeneye
fem Long-tailed Duck off KP/Swan Island
650 Wood Pigeon at Wassand
30+ Blackbird near Wassand Hide
2 Redwing
8000+ Starling roosting at Wassand/Heslops
14 Siskin near Wassand Hide

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

Glossy Ibis in-off at 16:10 flew west over 1st field
4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
2 Whooper Swan flew north
*4 Tundra Bean Goose flew south
90+ Gadwall
9 Shoveler
260+ Wigeon
130+ Teal
350+ Tufted Duck
15 Pochard
2 Scaup
Common Scoter
74 Goldeneye
fem Long-tailed Duck off KP
2 Curlew flew west
22 Lapwing flew west
Barn Owl at Southorpe
5500+ Starling roosted at Heslops
1200+ Starling roosted at Southorpe
*2 Redpoll flew south
*Brambling

8th November – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,AE,BMJ,SC,JC,RL,ML)

Common Buzzard with local riff-raff near Wassand Balk

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
3 Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
2 Kestrel
2 Little Grebe
62 Pink-footed Goose flew west
130+ Barnacle Goose
3 Egyptian Goose off Swan Island
104 Gadwall
4 Pintail
6 Shoveler
260+ Wigeon
210+ Teal
420+ Tufted Duck
70 Pochard
2 Scaup
110+ Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck off KP
redhead Goosander
49 Lapwing flew west
Kingfisher near Wassand Hide
110+ Pied/alba Wagtail roosting at Wassand
45+ Blackbird at Southorpe-Wassand
12 Redwing at Wassand
Bearded Tit near Wassand Hide
7000+ Starling roosting at Wassand/Heslops
Note:- A “pale coloured Starling” with a pale rump associated with the
main flock at Wassand was seen distantly three times prior to roosting
in the reeds.Perhaps an aberrant bird and worthy of closer scrutiny?
2 Brambling heard at Southorpe
2 Redpoll heard near Heslops
12 Siskin at Wassand and 1 heard at Southorpe, 15 in Bull Hole mid aft

juv Long-tailed Duck 8th November – Roy Lyon


juv Long-tailed Duck – Roy Lyon

7th November – Hornsea Mere

fem Long-tailed Duck from the weekend – Martin Lonsdale


juv Long-tailed Duck from the weekend – Martin Lonsdale

Southside/KP (JL,GB)

4 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
*Merlin flew east
92 Gadwall
11 Shoveler
96 Wigeon
41 Teal
340+ Tufted Duck
15 Pochard
2 Scaup
76 Goldeneye
Long-Tailed Duck off Swan Island
10 Lapwing flew west
7 Fieldfare
14 Redwing
30+ Blackbird at Southorpe/Heslops
1200+ Starling roosting at Southorpe/Heslops
*2 Lesser Redpoll at Southorpe
*Brambling heard
*Siskin heard

6th November – 1st Field (AE)

Stonechat 1st Field – Alan Elkin


Stonechat no.2 in 1st Field – Alan Elkin


a rusty tinged Whooper with the 4 this morning – Alan Elkin


3 Whoopers of a group of 4 late morning on Mere – Alan Elkin


Goosander on the Mere – Roy Lyon

Southside/Wassand Hide/KP/Northside (ML,RL,JL,GB,JC,AE,BMJ,IJ)

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
24 Whooper Swan(5 juvs)flew south in am
4 adult Whooper Swan off Swan Island departed south at 15:40
24 Pink-footed Goose flew west
132 Gadwall
Pintail
2 Shoveler
96 Wigeon
10 Teal
380+Tufted Duck
14 Pochard
3 Scaup
110+Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck off KP/Swan Island
drk Goosander
1 Shelduck
650+ Wood Pigeon
22 Fieldfare flew west
5 Redwing flew west
2300+ Starling roosting at Heslops
850+ Starling roosting at Southorpe
Brambling at Southorpe

5th November – Southside/KP/Wassand Hide/Northside (JL,GB,MJB,IJ,RL,ML,EJH,JH)

here for the winter? this ad female has now joined the juv on the Mere – Roy Lyon


ad winter female Long-tailed Duck – Roy Lyon


juv Long-tailed Duck – Roy Lyon

4 Grey Heron
Little Egret
2 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
3 Little Grebe
5 Great Crested Grebe
13 Whooper Swan (7 juvs)
120 Pink-footed Goose flew south
460+ Greylag Goose
240 Canada Goose
130+ Barnacle Goose
98 Gadwall
Pintail
8 Shoveler
183 Wigeon
24 Teal
380+Tufted Duck
Pochard
2 Scaup
87 Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck off KP
720+ Black-headed Gull
240+ Common Gull
700+ Wood pigeon
Barn Owl at Southorpe
1450+ Starling roosting at Southorpe

4th November – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB)

3 Grey Heron
2 Little Egret
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
72 Pink-footed Goose flew south-west
420+ Greylag Goose
130+ Barnacle Goose
74 Gadwall
4 Shoveler
12 Teal
58 Wigeon
440+ Tufted Duck
7 Pochard
2 Scaup (1 drk)
86 Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck off Swan Island
850+ Black-headed Gull
360+ Common Gull
Barn Owl at Southorpe
1300+ Starling roosting at KP/Southorpe

3rd November – KP/Hornsea Beach (JC)

some fine images of the Long-tailed Duck currently showing well at times off the jetties

Long-tailed Duck off KP – Jeff Cox


Long-tailed Duck off KP – Jeff Cox


Long-tailed Duck off KP – Jeff Cox


Long-tailed Duck off KP – Jeff Cox


Long-tailed Duck off KP – Jeff Cox


Sanderling Hornsea Beach inc a ringed bird (unread) – Jeff Cox

Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide (JL,GB,RL,ML,AE)

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
c200 Pink-footed Goose flew west
90+ Gadwall
5 Shoveler
11 Teal
83 Wigeon
330+Tufted Duck
5 Pochard
4 Scaup (2 drks)
70+ Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck off KP/Swan Island
Barn Owl at Southorpe
1200+ Starling roosting at KP/Southorpe

2nd November – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,MI,AE,SP,BMJ,IJ)

4 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Peregrine flew north over KP
11 Whooper Swan (6 juvs) departed south at 10:50
2 Little Grebe
4 Great Crested Grebe
130+ Barnacle Goose
82 Gadwall
2 Shoveler
11 Teal
146 Wigeon
5 Pochard
96 Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck off KP/Swan Island
32 Lapwing flew east
Redshank flew east
Curlew flew east
860+ Black-headed Gull
520+ Common Gull
Barn Owl at Southorpe
Rock Pipit at KP
860+ Starling roosting at KP/Southorpe

Cowden – (JC)

Water Rail
11 Whooper Swan in stubble field
37 Blackbird
2 Barn Owl
Marsh Harrier
Snipe

Whooper Swans – Jeff Cox


Water Rail – Jeff Cox

1st November – Southside/KP/Wassand Hide/Northside (JL,GB,AE)

5 Grey Heron
Great White Egret
Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
7 Whooper Swan (4 juvs) flew south
14 Pink-footed Goose flew west
9 Tundra Bean Goose flew south-west at Southorpe
130+ Barnacle Goose
98 Gadwall
6 Shoveler
12 Teal
90 Wigeon
300+ Tufted Duck
5 Pochard
3 Scaup (1 drk)
108 Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck off KP/Swan Island
30 Golden Plover flew west
450+ Wood Pigeon at Wassand
Barn Owl at Southorpe
2 Green Woodpecker at Wassand
30+ Pied/alba Wagtail roosting at Wassand
3 Stonechat at Southorpe/Heslops
35 Blackbird near Wassand Hide
7 Redwing flew west
Jay at Wassand
7200+ Starling roosting at Wassand/Heslops
1200+ Starling roosting at Southorpe
12 Siskin near Wassand Hide

Long-tailed Duck off KP – Alan Elkin

Long-tailed Duck off KP – Alan Elkin

Grimston – (TI)

Richard’s Pipit
8 Whooper Swan
Redpoll
Twite
Siskin

Richard’s Pipit at Grimston