June Sightings

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

3 Shoveler
32 Teal
3 Mandarin
2 Wigeon
fem/juv Ferruginous Duck (fully winged and unringed)
2 Pochard
4 Great crested Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
2 Little Egret
Hobby
Redshank
6 Curlew south
4 Little Gull (1 ad)
2 Common Tern
15 – 20 Bearded Tit at Wassand
1+ Barn Owl
2 Cuckoo

20 Whimbrel south off Hornsea seafront

Ferruginous Duck early morning off 1st Field with Tufted Ducks – Dave Hobson


Ferruginous Duck north of Swan Island – Roy Lyon


Ferruginous Duck off northside of Mere – Pete Martin


Ferruginous Duck off Swan Island from KP – Pete Martin


Barn Owl over 2nd Field – Mark Robinson

29th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

8 Shoveler
25 Teal
3 Mandarin
2 Wigeon
62 Tufted Duck
5 Pochard
5 Great crested Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
4 Little Grebe
3 Little Egret
Hobby
Redshank south
8 Curlew south
7 Little Gull (1 ad)
5 Common Tern
2 Sandwich Tern briefly on Swan island spit

28th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

263 ad Mute Swan
Barnacle Goose
2 Shoveler
Teal
60 Tufted Duck
2 Pochard
3 Great crested Grebe
Black necked Grebe
Little Grebe
2 Little Egret
4 Grey Heron
Dunlin
Common Sandpiper
Hobby
3 Common Tern
Kingfisher

Black-necked Grebe – Jon Lamplough

27th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

14 Barnacle Goose
7 Shoveler
18 Teal
Mandarin
4 Wigeon
54 Tufted Duck
4 Pochard
3 Great crested Grebe
Little Grebe
Little Egret
Hobby
Green Sandpiper east
Redshank west
Curlew south
2 Little Gull (1 ad)
2 ad Mediterranean Gull west
2 Common Tern
c300 Swift
Kingfisher

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

Mandarin
4 Teal
6 Pochard
Little Grebe
2 Little Egret
3 Hobby
3 Curlew south
13 Little Gull (4 ad, 1. 2s, 8. 1s)
3 Common Tern
Hummingbird Hawkmoth

25th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

25 Shoveler
Teal
2 Wigeon
48 Tufted Duck
3 Pochard
Great crested Grebe
2 Little Grebe
Little Egret
ad Spoonbill south 09.00
Fulmar late afternoon
Hobby
Redshank
Curlew
191 Black headed Gull
Common Tern

Purple Sandpiper south off Ulrome

Fulmar heading to the coast – Don Henley

24th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

3 Mandarin
8 Shoveler
29 Teal
3 Pochard
Little Egret
3 Little Gull (2 ad)
2 Common Tern
Hummingbird Hawk Moth

15+ Bottle-nosed Dolphin off Ulrome in evening

male Four-spot Chaser at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


Hummingbird Hawkmoths at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


Grass Snake in Wassand – Steve Mason

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

246 ad Mute Swan + 28 cygnets
3 Barnacle Goose
3 Mandarin
2 Teal
Wigeon
2 Pochard
Little Egret
2 Hobby
Redshank
Curlew over
ad Little Gull
3 Common Tern

Ringlet – Jeff Cox


female Lesser Stag Beetle – Jeff Cox


Yellow Wagtail – Jeff Cox

22nd June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

241 Mallard
Teal
3 Mandarin
Wigeon
Pochard
Little Grebe
2 Little Egret
3 Redshank
3 Little Gull (1ad)
3 Common Tern

2 Hummingbird Hawkmoth at Aldbrough

21st June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand/KP

221 ad Mute Swan + 23 cygnets
225 Canada goose
Mandarin
3 Teal
Wigeon
Pochard
Little Egret
2 Whimbrel west
14 Curlew south
3 Common Tern
Grasshopper Warbler

Curlew over the Mere – Jon Lamplough

20th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

2 Shoveler
Mandarin
Pochard
Hobby
6 Curlew south
Arctic Skua blogging over the mere 06:50, then flew north
2 Common Tern

Hornsea seawatch 04:30-06:15

26 Common Scoter north
4 Manx Shearwater north
2 Sandwich Tern north

19th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

208 Mute Swan
185 Mallard
Teal
Mandarin
2 Pochard
Little Egret
3 Hobby
2 Curlew
1s Little Gull
2 Common Tern

Hornsea seawatch 16:00 – 19:00

31 Manx Shearwater north
1 Fulmar
Red-throated Diver
ad Mediterranean Gull

Sedge Warbler – Jon Lamplough

18th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Broad-bodied Chaser at Souththorpe
226 Mute Swan
2 Great-crested Grebe
Mandarin
Teal
2 Pochard
a minimum of 400 Common Swift
2 Common Tern
2 Little Egret
Lapwing 9 juv and 6 adult

male Broad-bodied Chaser – Dale Middleton


Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

17th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

18 Shoveler
3 Pochard
drake Common Scoter
Little Egret
Little Gull
3 Common Tern
Cuckoo
Hooded Crow flew west

Common Buzzard over Wassand – Steve Mason


Canada Goose basking on Aldbrough beach – Ade Johnson

16th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

5 Teal
Little Egret
2 Little Gull
2 Common Tern
Barn Owl
Cuckoo
Grasshopper Warbler

Ulrome seawatch 17:23 – 19:40

Barnacle Goose
3 Mallard
3 Teal
353 Common Scoter north
2 Curlew
3 Sandwich Tern
83 Guillemot
717 Razorbill
1 Puffin

15th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

3 Teal
Little Gull
Barn Owl
Cuckoo

7 Manx Shearwater and 6 Common Scoter off Ulrome

14th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside
2 Cape Shelduck
2 Common Sandpiper
Curlew south
Little Gull

13th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Little Egret
Common Tern
Barn Owl
120 Swift

recently fledged Wren in Wassand – Steve Mason


Tetragnatha sp. (Long-jawed Spider) in Wassand – Steve Mason

12th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

juv Black-headed Gull
2 Common Tern
Barn Owl 1st Field
280 Swift
Lesser Whitethroat singing

Mute Swan with young in Wassand – Steve Mason


part of the new batch in Wassand – Steve Mason

11th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

2 Common Tern
2 Hobby over east end in afternoon then flew SE
Otter early morning off 1st Field with 2 young

10th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand/KP

Hobby
3 Common Tern
Barn Owl
Cuckoo
Nuthatch

Lapwing – Jon lamplough

9th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

211 Canada Goose
Barnacle Goose
2 Shoveler
2+ Little Egret
2 Hobby
Ringed Plover over
1s Little Gull
2 Common Tern

Reed Warbler along the Southside – Jon Lamplough

8th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

3 Grey Heron
3 Hobby
6 Common Tern
150+ Swift

Cuckoo at Cowden
Hummingbird Hawkmoth at Aldbrough

Skylark at Cowden – Mark Robinson

7th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

207 Mute Swan
104 Canada Goose
22 Barnacle Goose
2 Hobby
Common Sandpiper
3 Little Gull (all 1s)
3 Common Tern
c200 Swift
2+ Nuthatch

Nuthatch in Wassand – Jon Lamplough


Nuthatch in Wassand – Jon Lamplough

6th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

2 Pochard
Hobby
2 Common Tern
c150 Swift
Cuckoo

6 Common Scoter over the sea
4 Great-crested Grebe on sea off north promenade

pair Gadwall on the Mere – Jon Lamplough


male Marsh Harrier from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


male Marsh Harrier from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Roe Deer in Wassand – Steve Mason

5th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

22 Barnacle Goose
2 Pochard
Little Egret
Spoonbill flew south 08.30
2 Common Tern
Cuckoo

Spoonbill over 1st Field this morning – Jon Lamplough

4th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

22 Barnacle Goose
28 Tufted Duck
Fulmar mid morning
1+ Hobby
2 Common Tern
c350 Swift

Fulmar over the Mere this morning – Jon Lamplough


Fulmar over the Mere this morning – Jon Lamplough


part of the group of 22 Barnacle Geese currently present – Jon Lamplough

3rd June – Hornsea Mere, Southside

202 Mute Swan
66 Canada Goose
2 Shelduck
4 Shoveler
2 Mandarin
17 Tufted Duck
Great crested Grebe
2 Common Tern
9 Stock Dove

Bee-eater south at Grimston just after 9am, Red Kite north in afternoon

Reed Bunting in Wassand – Steve Mason

2nd June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

3 Grey Heron
Osprey north mid morning
3+ Hobby
1s Little Gull
4 Common Tern
Cuckoo
Grasshopper Warbler

Cetti’s Warbler in Wassand – Steve Mason


Cetti’s Warbler in Wassand – Steve Mason

1st June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

6 Shoveler
4 Teal
Little Egret
Osprey east mid afternoon
Red Kite east over Seaton
Common Sandpiper
2 Common Tern
Cuckoo

Osprey east through Wassand – John Sanders


Osprey east through Wassand – John Sanders


Hobby from Wassand Hide – John Sanders


Red Kite east over Seaton – Jon Lamplough


May Sightings

31st May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Barnacle Goose
3 Shoveler
Mandarin
21 Tufted Duck
Red Kite east
2+ Hobby
Common Sandpiper
2 Little Gull (both 1s)
5 Common Tern
Cuckoo

30th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

206 adult Mute Swan
Barnacle Goose
Fulmar briefly late afternoon
2 Great crested Grebe
Hobby
2 Avocet flew north 05.05
9+ Little Gull all 1s. (4 in the morning, 9 late afternoon)
7 Common Tern
Grey Wagtail KP

1 Shag south
2 Fulmar
3 Common Tern
1 Carrion Crow
14 Canada Goose north

19 Common Scoter off Ulrome in evening

pair of Avocets early morning at the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Shag south off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Fulmar off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Carrion Crow off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

29th May – Hornsea Mere Southside/KP

5 Barnacle Goose
Great crested Grebe
Little Egret
Hobby
2 Little Gull (both 1s)
2+ Common Tern
Cuckoo

Hornsea Seawatch 06.00 – 09.15

Shelduck 5 south
Teal 2 north
Common Scoter 3 north
Red-throated Diver 1 south
Gannet 144 north, 5 south
Fulmar 66 north
Manx Shearwater 11 north
Sanderling 4 north
Sandwich Tern 5 north
Common Tern 1 north

Tawny Owl at Grimston – Tim Isherwood


Sedge Warbler in Wassand – Steve Mason


Reed Bunting in Wassand – Steve Mason


male Marsh Harrier from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

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

Barnacle Goose
Teal
Fulmar briefly early morning
Red Kite north
5 Hobby
7 Little Gull (all 1s)
5 Sandwich Tern west over KP 07.35
3 Common Tern

Red Kite west over Hatfield

Hobby from Wassand Hide – Jon Lamplough


Treecreeper with young in Wassand – Jeff Cox


Mallards in Wassand – Steve Mason

27th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Great crested Grebe
2 Little Egret
1+ Hobby
8 Little Gull (all 1s) early morning, 7 late afternoon
3 Common Tern
Grasshopper Warbler

breeding plumaged Great-northern Diver off Ulrome this evening from 19:30
5 Manx Shearwater north

2 Manx Shearwater north off Hornsea 15:46

Great-northern Diver off Ulrome this evening – Mark Radford


immature male Blue-tailed Damselfly – Jeff Cox


female violacea Blue-tailed Damselfly – Jeff Cox


female rufescens Blue-tailed Damselfly – Jeff Cox


1s Little Gull over the Mere – Roy Lyon

26th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Barnacle Goose
Wigeon
2 Great white Egret roosted until 04.45
Spoonbill circled the Mere 07.25 – 07.40 (same bird that was seen on 17th May)
2+ Hobby
Common Sandpiper
2 Little Gull (both 1s)
4 Common Tern

1 Red-throated Diver off Hornsea
2 Fulmar + 10 Kittiwake
3 Common Scoter
2 Sandwich Tern, 4 Gannet, auks + 3 Great-crested Grebe

3 Common Scoter passing Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Gannet off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Roe Deer – Jon Lamplough

25th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

6 Pochard
4 Hobby
2 Avocet on Swan island spit
1s Little Gull
5 Common Tern

Great-crested Grebe on sea
2 Fulmar, 2 Guillemot + 2 Gannet south
1 Bottle-nosed Dolphin

Ulrome in evening

23 Oystercatcher, 10 Sanderling, 2 Manx Shearwater + 2 Corn Bunting

Avocets over a blustery Mere this morning – Mark Robinson


Common Swift from KP – Mark Robinson


Great-crested Grebe off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

24th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

186 adult Mute Swan
Barnacle Goose
Mandarin
7 Pochard
Ringed Plover
1+ Red Kite
3+ Hobby + (single west over New Road, Hornsea)
3 Little Gull (all 1s)
3 Common Tern
Garden Warbler
Grasshopper Warbler

Barn Owl on Bewholme Lane – Jeff Cox


Barn Owl on Bewholme Lane – Jeff Cox


Red Kite over Swan Island – Mark Robinson


Common Swift over KP – Mark Robinson


Yellow Wagtail at Cowden – Mark Robinson


Skylark at Cowden – Mark Robinson


recent Otter from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Roe Deer in Wassand – Steve Mason

23rd May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

176 adult Mute Swan
Barnacle Goose
8 Pochard (7 drakes)
Osprey drifted slowly north 10.33 – 10.45
4+ Hobby
Greenshank on Swan island spit
2 Little Gull (both 1s)
1s Mediterranean Gull
4 Common Tern
Cuckoo

Corn Bunting and 9 Sanderling at Ulrome

male Marsh Harrier from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


male Marsh Harrier from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


distant Osprey over the Mere this morning – Mark Robinson


Yellow Wagtail at Cowden – Mark Robinson


Yellow Wagtail at Cowden – Mark Robinson


Corn Bunting at Ulrome – Mark Radford


Eyed Hawkmoth at Grimston – Tim Isherwood


22nd May – Hornsea Mere, Southside

164 Mute Swan (not including cygnets)
Barnacle Goose
4 Pochard
2 Little Egret
Great white Egret (roosted on Swan island until 04.45)
Common Sandpiper
Little Gull (1s)
4 Common Tern
Cuckoo
Grass Snake

Azure Damselfly at the Mere – Jeff Cox


Grass Snake in the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Willow Warbler at the Mere – Justin Foradip


Holly Blue in Hornsea – Jeff Cox


Orange Footman at Grimston – Tim isherwood

21st May – Hornsea Mere, Southside

2 Pochard
Great White Egret on Swan Island in evening
Osprey east 08.08
Hobby
Dunlin west
4 Little Gull (all 1s)
6 Common Tern
Cuckoo
2 Wheatear near Heslops

Osprey south, 2 Wheatear, Jay, Ringed Plover, Little Egret + Poplar Hawk Moth at Grimston this morning

Whitethroat in 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


Poplar Hawkmoth at Grimston – Tim Isherwood


1 of 3 Painted Lady at Grimston – Tim Isherwood

20th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

2 Pochard
3 Hobby
Redshank
9 Little Gull (all 1s)
4 Common Tern
Wheatear 1st Field

Song Thrush in Wassand – Steve Mason


male Marsh Harrier with a Water Rail kill – Steve Mason


Fox in Wassand – Steve Mason


Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

19th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Barnacle Goose
2 Shoveler
2 Mandarin
Pochard
Great crested Grebe
2 Little Egret
3 Common Sandpiper
3 Hobby
Peregrine
11 Little Gull (all 1s)
6 Common Tern
Wheatear 1st Field

4 Oystercatcher, 3 Sanderling, 2 Ringed Plover, Turnstone and Whimbrel at Ulrome

Wheatear in 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


Hobby from KP – Roy Lyon


Common Sandpipers over the Mere – Jeff Cox

18th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Barnacle Goose
Shoveler
Pochard
Great crested Grebe
Little Egret
ring-tailed Hen Harrier high over the Mere 10:35 then continued high south
2 Red Kite (over Wassand 10:15, 2nd individual over northside 11:55)
2+ Hobby
Common Sandpiper
8 Little Gull (all 1s)
5 Common Tern
Jay

2+ Painted Lady at Cowden

Hobby from KP – Mark Robinson


Greenfinch holding territory at the Mere – Mark Robinson


Skylark in song at Cowden – Mark Robinson

17th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

Barnacle Goose
Shelduck
Mandarin
Great crested Grebe
Little Egret
4 Grey Heron
Spoonbill early morning on Swan island spit before flying north
3 Hobby
Golden Plover over
Common Sandpiper
3 Black-tailed Godwit on Swan island spit then flew east
2 Curlew west
9 Little Gull (all 1s)
8+ Common Tern
Garden Warbler
2+ Hairy Dragonfly

Spoonbill over the Mere this morning – Jon Lamplough


Spoonbill over the Mere this morning – Jon Lamplough

16th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

Barnacle Goose
Red Kite west over Wassand
3 Hobby
Dunlin
Common Sandpiper
4 Little Gull (all 1s)
9 Common Tern
Grasshopper Warbler
Four-spotted Chaser
2+ Hairy Dragonfly

Grimston in am

Tree Pipit
Greenshank
2 Whimbrel
2 Bar-tailed Godwit

Hairy Dragonfly in Wassand – Mark Robinson


Four-spotted Chaser, Hornsea Mere – Mark Robinson


Red Kite west through Wassand – Mark Robinson

Brown Hare, Hornsea Mere – Mark Robinson

15th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside

146 Greylag Goose
Barnacle Goose
2 Little Egret
Hobby
Little Ringed Plover
Dunlin
Common Sandpiper
Spotted Redshank on Swan island spit
6 Little Gull (all 1s)
7 Common Tern
1+ Cuckoo

Temminck’s Stint flew north through Grimston calling at 06:46

LRP at Ulrome

Hornsea seawatch 12:00-15:00

Kittiwakes, Razorbills, Gannet, Sandwich Terns and 2 Tufted Duck on sea

Razobills off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Kittiwakes off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

14th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

Barnacle Goose
2 Great crested Grebe
Little Egret
2 Hobby
Little Ringed Plover on Swan island spit
Dunlin
Common Sandpiper
6 Little Gull (all 1s)
5+ Common Tern
Cuckoo
2 Wheatear
Garden Warbler
Grasshopper Warbler

Little Gull north at Grimston
Marsh Harrier
2 Hobby
7 Ringed Plover
4+ Wheatear

5 Wheatear at Ulrome

Common Buzzard – Jeff Cox


female Hairy Dragonfly – Jeff Cox


female Hairy Dragonfly – Jeff Cox

13th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

Shelduck
Little Egret
Osprey east 08.08
3+ Hobby
Little Ringed Plover
6+ Common Sandpiper
6 Little Gull (all 1s)
4+ Common Tern
c150 Swift
Garden Warbler
Grasshopper Warbler
Yellow Wagtail
2 Hairy Dragonfly

Hooded Crow + Wheatear at Cowden, Whimbrel north at Rolston

17 Sanderling, 8 Ringed Plover, 3 Dunlin at Ulrome on beach
Green Sandpiper at Barmston

Common Buzzard at Wassand – Steve Mason


Tawny Owl at Rolston – Steve Mason

12th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Barnacle Goose
Mandarin
31 Tufted Duck
Little Egret
2+ Hobby
Common Sandpiper
Whimbrel west
6 Little Gull (all 1s)
4+ Common Tern
150+ Swift
Cuckoo
4 Wheatear near Heslops

2 Little Tern south off Hornsea

Lapwing with chick – Jeff Cox

11th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

2 Shoveler
drake Scaup
2 Great crested Grebe
Little Egret
Hobby
Dunlin
Common Sandpiper
3 Little Gull (all 1s)
9 Common Tern
c80 Swift

2 sum’plumaged Sanderling at Skipsea

Sandwich Tern off Skipsea – Roy Lyon


Common Swift – Roy Lyon

10th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Barnacle Goose
Shelduck
2 Shoveler
drake Scaup
Little Egret
Red Kite south
2+ Hobby
Common Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper west
Whimbrel north
4 Little Gull (all 1s)
10+ Common Tern
Cuckoo
80+ Swift

2 Little Egret north at Cowden
2 Cuckoo

5 Sanderling, 5 Turnstone + Golden Plover at Barmston

Red Kite over KP heading south – Jon Robinson


Red Kite over KP heading south – Mark Lamplough


Yellowhammer at Cowden – John Osborne

9th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Shelduck
2 Shoveler
Teal
drake Scaup
21 Tufted Duck
2 Great crested Grebe
Hobby
Bar-tailed Godwit (Swan island spit then flew west)
4 Little Gull (all 1s)
10+ Common Tern
32+ Swift
Wheatear 1st field

Cowden 13:15-14:30

3 Wheatear
2 Yellow Wagtail
1 Little Tern south
43 Sandwich Tern south 3 north
87 auks sp south, mainly Razorbills

Wheatear in 1st Field late afternoon – Jon Lamplough


1 of 3 Wheatear at Cowden – Mark Robinson


Whitethroat at Cowden – Mark Robinson


Hobby and Herring Gull over KP – Mark Robinson

8th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

pale-bellied Brent Goose early morning then flew east
5 Shelduck
3 Shoveler
drake Scaup
2 Pochard
Hobby
3 Little Gull (all 1s)
5 Common Tern
14+ Swift

Jackdaw on KP – Jon Lamplough

7th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

2 Shoveler
Teal
2 Scaup (1 drake)
Little Egret
2 Hobby
3+ Common Sandpiper
Whimbrel north
2 Little Gull (both 1s)
5+ Common Tern
20+ Swift

Common Tern off KP – Mark Robinson


Sand Martin from KP – Mark Robinson


Lapwing at ‘Ibbotson’s Puddle’ Goxhill – Mark Robinson

6th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

4 Shoveler
3 Teal
drake Scaup
29 Tufted Duck
Pochard
Little Egret
Little Ringed Plover Swan island spit briefly
2 Common Sandpiper
7+ Common Tern
2 Swift
Yellow Wagtail
2 Whinchat 1st field

Whinchat in 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


drake Scaup – Jon Lamplough

5th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

3 Shelduck
2 Shoveler
3 Teal
drake Scaup
2 Pochard
3 Little Egret
Common Sandpiper
Greenshank
Snipe
2cy Little Gull
4 Common Tern
Cuckoo

drake Scaup off 2nd Field – Jon Lamplough

4th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

6 Barnacle Goose
Shelduck
2 Teal
2 Wigeon
Pochard
Hobby
Little Ringed Plover on Swan island spit
Common Sandpiper
Dunlin
Greenshank over
4 Common Tern
Swift
Cuckoo

a deer up to its neck in the Mere – Jon Lamplough

3rd May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Shelduck
4 Shoveler
2 Teal
2 Wigeon
Little Egret
2 Grey Heron
2 Common Sandpiper
Dunlin (Swan island spit)
Greenshank west
2 Little Gull (both 1w)
3+ Common Tern
3 Arctic Tern east early morning
3+ Swift

2nd May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Southorpe Road

7 Shelduck
4 Shoveler
10 Teal
Great crested Grebe
Little Egret
2 Hobby
3 Whimbrel (2 north, 1 near Heslops)
5 Common Tern
8 Arctic Tern east
4+ Swift
Cuckoo (Southorpe road)
male Ring Ouzel 2nd field

Velvet Scoter and 23 Sandwich Tern north at Ulrome + 20 Sanderling

Siskin at Rolston

Whimbrel off Southorpe – Jon Lamplough

1st May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Barnacle Goose
Shoveler
4 Teal
55 Tufted Duck
Pochard
Ruff (Swan island spit early morning)
Common Sandpiper
3 Common Tern
Yellow Wagtail
Fieldfare
3 Ring Ouzel (2 males 1st/2nd field)

Cuckoo near Hornsea golf course
2 Dark-bellied Brent Goose south at Ulrome + 20 Sanderling, Bar-tailed Godwit

male Ring Ouzel, Redstart and Fieldfare at East Newton

Ring Ouzel, 2 Fieldfare, 2 Siskin, 12 Yellow + 1 White Wagtail, LRP, 4 Bar-tailed Godwit and Marsh Harrier at Grimston in morning

1 of 3 Ring Ouzel at the Mere today – Jon Lamplough


1 of 3 Ring Ouzel at the Mere today – Jon Lamplough


April Sightings

30th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

4 Barnacle Goose
2 Shelduck
1 Shoveler
5 Teal
Pochard
5 Common Sandpiper
Curlew
Whimbrel north
2 Common Tern
White Wagtail KP in morning

Grimston in morning highlighted by it’s 3rd Nuthatch for the recording area

Ring Ouzel, Fieldfare, Sedge + Reed Warbler, 3 Lesser + 4 Whitethroat, Tree Pipit north, Dunlin and 2 Ringed Plover. Hirundines moving in good no’s also

White Wagtail on KP – Mark Robinson


White Wagtail on KP – Mark Robinson


colour-ringed Common Sandpiper from KP – Mark Robinson


1 of a group of 5 Common Sandpipers on KP this morning – Mark Robinson


Lapwing at ‘Ibbotson’s Flash’ Goxhill – Mark Robinson

29th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

4+ Barnacle Goose
3 Shelduck
2 Shoveler
6 Teal
2 Wigeon
77 Tufted Duck
1 Pochard
1 Goldeneye
1 Little Egret
2+ Common Sandpiper
1 Redshank
2 Curlew south
2 Hobby
8 Common Buzzard
1 Common Tern
1 Arctic Tern east
1 Swift

2 male Ring Ouzel at Grimston
LRP, 3 Ringed Plover and Snow Bunting

3 of 8 Common Buzzards over the Southside – Mark Robinson


Chiffchaff – Mark Robinson


Brown Hare along the Southside – Mark Robinson


Brown Hare along the Southside – Mark Robinson

28th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

2 Shelduck
2 Shoveler
14 Teal
2 Wigeon
109 Tufted Duck
8 Goldeneye
Little Egret
Common Sandpiper
Greenshank
3 Bar-tailed Godwit east
1+ Swift
4 Yellow Wagtail

27th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside

2 Shelduck
2 Shoveler
26 Teal
82 Tufted Duck
Pochard
8 Goldeneye
Little Egret
2 Knot east
2 Curlew NW
Snipe
120+ Sand Martin
36+ Swallow
5+ House Martin

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

14 Teal
95 Tufted Duck
8 Goldeneye
Pochard
Little Egret
1+ Osprey (1 flew west over the north side at 07.50, and possibly the same bird later over Decoy at 09.50)
Red Kite
Curlew
Snipe

at Goxhill today – 2 Green Sandpiper, Lapwing, Pied Wagtail

Osprey from Wassand Hide this morning – Steve Mason


Osprey from Wassand Hide this morning – Steve Mason


Green Sandpiper at Goxhill – Roy Lyon


Green Sandpiper at Goxhill – Roy Lyon


Kestrel at Goxhill – Roy Lyon

25th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

2 Shelduck
5 Teal
72 Tufted Duck
Pochard
10 Goldeneye
imm Spoonbill Swan island
Red Kite
Peregrine
Hobby
Whimbrel north
c100 Sand Martin
40+ Swallow
2+ House Martin
Reed Warbler

2 Common Scoter north past Hornsea mid-afternoon

Lapwing at Goxhill – Roy Lyon


Yellow Wagtail at Goxhill – Roy Lyon


White Wagtail at Goxhill – Roy Lyon

24th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

Shelduck
12 Teal
110 Tufted Duck
15 Goldeneye
imm Spoonbill west 09.44
Snipe
Hobby
220+ Sand Martin
12+ Swallow
5+ House Martin

Kittiwake at Aldbrough fish ponds
27 Stock Dove East Newton/Ringborough

Kittiwake a scarce visitor at Aldbrough ponds – Ade Johnson


Stock Doves at East Newton/Ringbrough – Ade Johnson


Roe Deer – Jon Lamplough


Chaffinch in Wassand – Steve Mason


Great Tit in Wassand – Steve Mason

23rd April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

4 Shelduck
8 Teal
79 Tufted Duck
11 Goldeneye
Common Sandpiper
Bar-tailed Godwit on Swan island spit briefly then flew east
Common Tern early morning
100+ Sand Martin
4+ Swallow
2+ House Martin

Mute Swan at the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Blackcap in Wassand – Steve Mason


Orange Tip in Wassand – Steve Mason

22nd April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

2 Shelduck
6 Teal
Little Egret
Great crested Grebe
Common Sandpiper
2 Bar-tailed Godwit east
3 Arctic Tern east
120+ Sand Martin
Yellow Wagtail 1st Field

Yellow Wagtail in 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


Linnet on KP – Mark Robinson


Kestrel at Withernwick – Mark Robinson

21st April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

3 Shelduck
Shoveler
8 Teal
Mandarin
2 Pochard
Little Egret
Common Sandpiper
Snipe
Peregrine
Hobby
60+ Sand Martin
4+ Swallow
2 House Martin
3 Lesser Whitethroat

drake Long-tailed Duck on the sea at Ulrome + Little Ringed Plover

7 Shelduck, 2 Little Egret, 12 Lapwing and 2 Yellow Wagtail Hatfield/Goxhill

20th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

2 Shelduck
10 Teal
Pochard
2 Common Sandpiper
Lesser Whitethroat

male Marsh Harrier from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


male Marsh Harrier from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

Common Buzzard over Southorpe – Bill Harkleroad

19th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

3 Shelduck
1 Shoveler
21 Teal
70 Tufted Duck
27 Goldeneye
female Goosander
Little Egret
Fulmar over the north side late afternoon
Hobby
Ringed Plover over
Curlew NW
Arctic Tern east 08.05
60+ Sand Martin
5 Swallow
2 House Martin
Lesser Whitethroat

Stock Dove at Seaton – Jon Lamplough

18th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

2 Shelduck
8 Shoveler
15 Teal
4 Pochard
female Common Scoter
2 Great crested Grebe
Little Egret
2 imm Spoonbill Swan island spit briefly in the morning
Common Sandpiper Swan island
Curlew

imm Shag past Hornsea

15 Bottle-nosed Dolphin Grimston/Aldbrough mid-morning

Spoonbills over Swan Island – Jon Lamplough


Shag passing north off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

17th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Shelduck
9 Shoveler
13 Teal
Wigeon
2 Pochard
Merlin over Southorpe road
Greenshank east
2 Curlew
2+ Little Gull
40+ Sand Martin
Wheatear

Wheatear at Cowden

3 Great-crested Grebe on sea off Hornsea

Sand Martin – Ben Hayter


Grey Heron – Ben Hayter

16th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

7 Shoveler
10 Teal
2 Wigeon
4 Pochard
33 Goldeneye
3 Little Egret
Osprey flew south over Heslops at 14.45
80+ Sand Martin
3 Swallow
2 House Martin
female Ring Ouzel on the south side
Wheatear
Whitethroat

Ring Ouzel, 2 Whimbrel, White Wagtail and 4 Wheatear at Grimston this afternoon

Osprey south over Heslops – Chris Elmer

15th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

Shelduck
7 Shoveler
20 Teal
4 Pochard
Little Egret
2 Little Gull (both 2cy)
112+ Sand Martin
4 Swallow
2 House Martin
Grey Wagtail
Ring Ouzel (2nd field, before flying towards Heslops)
Whitethroat

2 Wheatear North Cliff
Greenshank and White Wagtail Ulrome

Ring Ouzel in 2nd Field – Jon Lamplough


male Marsh Harrier from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Marsh Harriers from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Goldeneye from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Grey Heron from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Bullfinch in Wassand – Steve Mason

14th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Shelduck
13 Shoveler
29 Teal
4 Pochard
Little Egret
Spoonbill briefly this morning on Swan island spit
Golden Plover
Redshank
Snipe
6 Sand Martin
2 Wheatear near Heslops
27 Redwing

Blue-headed Wagtail Bewholme hall
36 Fieldfare north at Goxhill

13th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Shelduck
Pintail
6 Shoveler
9 Teal
3 Pochard
54 Goldeneye
Imm Spoonbill Swan island spit
Red Kite north
3 Snipe
3cy Little Gull
30+ Sand Martin
Swallow
House Martin
Wheatear 1st field
3+ Sedge Warbler

Wheatear on Hornsea beach
3 Shelduck and 2 Little Egret at Hatfield

LRP and a brief Hoopoe on land with no general access at Grimston this morning.
10 Wheatear, 3 Yellow Wagtail and 6 White Wagtail at Grimston in afternoon

imm Spoonbill over the Mere – Dave Hobson


Wheatear – Dave Hobson

12th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

4 Shelduck
Pintail
7 Shoveler
10 Teal
Pochard
Little Egret
Peregrine
2 Dunlin
Curlew
3cy Little Gull
40+ Sand Martin
3+ Swallow

Snow Bunting (ringed) at Grimston today – Tim Isherwood


Kestrel – Jon Lamplough


Redwing at Rolston – Steve Mason


Peacock and Small Tort at Rolston – Steve Mason

11th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

drake Pintail
12 Shoveler
8 Teal
Red Kite over Wassand
Turnstone west
Snipe
3cy Little Gull
6 Sand Martin
5 Swallow
Nuthatch

Hornsea seawatch 16:00-18:00

9 Sandwich Tern south 1 north
8 Fulmar south
6 Common Scoter north

Sandwich Tern off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Guillemots and single Razorbill off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

10th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Shelduck
drake Pintail
6 Shoveler
8 Teal
164 Tufted Duck
9+ Pochard
drake Goosander
2 Great crested Grebe
3 Grey Heron
Redshank
Curlew west
Snipe
3cy Little Gull
2 Sand Martin
Swallow

9th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

Shelduck
Pintail
4 Shoveler
3 Wigeon
4 Curlew NW
Redshank
3cy Little Gull
Sand Martin
Swallow
Nuthatch
4+ Blackcap

Little Gull – Jon Lamplough


Shovelers on the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Sand Martin from Hornsea seafront – Roy Lyon

8th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Shelduck
drake Pintail
8 Shoveler
7 Wigeon
Pochard
91 Goldeneye
7+ Buzzard
1+ Redshank
Curlew
Snipe
3cy Little Gull
Sand Martin

Wheatear Hornsea clifftop – Roy Lyon


Wheatear Hornsea clifftop – Roy Lyon


Meadow Pipit at Rolston – Steve Mason


Robin at Rolston – Steve Mason


Black-browed Albatross at Bempton – Mark Robinson


Black-browed Albatross at Bempton – Mark Robinson


Black-browed Albatross at Bempton – Mark Robinson

7th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

drake Pintail
6 Shoveler
2 Garganey (1 drake)
2 Pochard
Curlew over
2 Sand Martin west
3 Swallow west
House Martin

6th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Pintail
4 Shoveler
2 Teal
12 Wigeon
185 Tufted Duck
72 Goldeneye
ad Spoonbill
Peregrine
Curlew

Spoonbill at the Mere – Jon Lamplough

5th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

Pintail
3 Shoveler
2 Teal
4 Wigeon
2 Redshank
3+ Sand Martin
Swallow
Blackcap

155 Linnet and 2 Little Egret near Goxhill

43 Sanderling at Ulrome

Sandwich Tern south off Hornsea 13:15 and 2 north 14:15
3 Common Scoter
Red-throated Diver

4th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Shelduck
drake Pintail
7 Shoveler
4 Teal
3 Wigeon

3rd April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Shelduck
Pintail
2 Garganey (1 drake)
7 Teal
2 Wigeon
Snipe
Willow Warbler
Hawfinch flew west over Heslops towards Wassand

2nd April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

7 Shoveler
3+ Garganey
2 Teal
drake Pintail
39 Gadwall
1 Wigeon
c190 Goldeneye
Black-necked Grebe
Redshank

drake Long-tailed Duck north off Hornsea
Common Scoter south
3 Eider off Skipsea

drake Pintail – Jon Lamplough


Black-necked Grebe off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough

1st April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

10 Shoveler
2 drake Garganey
1 Pochard
Black-necked Grebe
ad Spoonbill Swan island spit in the morning
Snipe
1w Mediterranean Gull

ad Spoonbill north off Skipsea 12:20
3 Eider north
2 Common Scoter
2 Red-throated Diver

female type Black Redstart at Grimston in afternoon

adult Spoonbill north off Skipsea – Roy Lyon


March Sightings

31st March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

8 Shoveler
5 Garganey (3 drakes)
4 Teal
c45 Wigeon including c40 NW
Black-necked Grebe
Redshank

Seawatch 07.00 – 09.00

Eider 4 north
Great northern Diver 2 north
Red-throated Diver 7 north
Gannet 16 north
Fulmar 44 north
Little Gull 1 north
Kittiwake 16 north

30th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

7 Shoveler
32 Teal
4 Wigeon
Black-necked Grebe
2 Kittiwake (ad & 2cy)
Jay at east end/KP entrance

Lesser Black-backed Gull – Mark Robinson

29th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Shelduck
10 Shoveler
5 Garganey (3 drakes)
11 Teal
6 Wigeon
drake Common Scoter
Black-necked Grebe
Little Egret

7 Little Egret near Hatfield

28th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Shelduck
12 Shoveler
drake Garganey off KP
11 Teal
Pintail
5 Wigeon
Black-necked Grebe
Curlew east
Terrapin sp off KP

Goosander north off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


4 Common Scoter off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Goldeneye off 1st Field – Roy Lyon

27th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Shelduck
11 Shoveler
5 Garganey (3 drakes)
9 Teal
Pintail
7 Wigeon
Black-necked Grebe
Little Egret

Black-necked Grebe – Jon Lamplough

Barn Owl – Jon Lamplough

26th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

16 Shoveler
5 Garganey (3 drakes)
20 Teal
41 Gadwall
15 Wigeon
female Scaup
2 Pochard
Black-necked Grebe
Little Egret
Imm Peregrine
5+ Oystercatcher
Curlew north

Peregrine over the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Black-necked Grebe – Jon Lamplough


nest building Treecreeper – Jeff Cox


Chaffinch – Jeff Cox

25th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Shelduck
15 Shoveler
5 Garganey (3 drakes)
22 Teal
2 Wigeon
female Scaup
227 Tufted Duck
1 Pochard
189 Goldeneye
Little Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
Avocet

Avocet over the Mere this morning – Jon Lamplough


drake Garganey off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


drake Garganey off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough

24th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

10 Shoveler
3+ Garganey (2+ drakes)
12 Teal
female Scaup
4 Pochard
181 Goldeneye
Little Grebe
Fieldfare

Red Kite south at Grimston
Sand Martin north
male Wheatear

2 Snow Bunting Barmston Main Drain (incl ringed bird CH)

drake Garganey on the Mere – Jon Lamplough


ringed Snow Bunting at Barmston – Mark Radford

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

9 Shoveler
5 Garganey (3 drakes)
10 Teal
6 Wigeon
6 Pochard
female Scaup
Black-necked Grebe
Little Egret
Snipe
Kingfisher
Rock Pipit KP

LRP at Ulrome late afternoon
female type Black Redstart at Grimston in morning

Stonechat at Cowden – Mark Robinson

22nd March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

2 Shelduck
26 Shoveler
5 Garganey (3 drakes)
7 Teal
31 Wigeon
female Scaup
4 Pochard
239 Goldeneye
drake Common Scoter
Little Grebe
Peregrine
1 Dunlin east
Snipe
Stonechat
22 Yellowhammer

Scaup – Jon Lamplough


Garganey from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Cetti’s Warbler at Wassand – Steve Mason


Black-headed Gulls on KP – Mark Robinson


Common Gull off KP – Mark Robinson


Siskin at Wassand – Steve Mason


Yellowhammer at Rolston – Steve Mason

21st March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

61 Mute Swan
18 Shoveler
5 Garganey (3 drakes)
12 Teal
34 Gadwall
22 Wigeon
female Scaup
2 Pochard
drake Common Scoter
c22 Yellowhammer

Red Kite south at Grimston mid-afternoon

singing Chiffchaff at the Mere – Mark Robinson


Yellowhammer at Souththorpe – Mark Robinson

20th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

13 Shoveler
5 Garganey (3 drakes)
15 Teal
2 Scaup (1 drake)
3 Pochard
drake Common Scoter
Black-necked Grebe
Snipe

3 of 5 Garganey from Wassand Hide – Alan Elkin


female Garganey – Alan Elkin


drake Garganey from Wassand Hide – Alan Elkin


pair Garganey – Alan Elkin

19th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

36 Shoveler
3 Teal
6 Wigeon
female Scaup
3 Pochard
286 Goldeneye
4 Black-necked Grebe
Little Egret
3 Grey Heron
Red Kite flew east

Red Kite over the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Little Egret – Jon Lamplough

18th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

2 Garganey
22 Shoveler
10 Teal
2 Pintail
45 Gadwall
31 Wigeon
female Scaup
211 Tufted Duck
5 Pochard
female Common Scoter
255 Goldeneye
5 Great crested Grebe
4 Black-necked Grebe
8+ Buzzard
Snipe

pair of Garganey present today – Jon Lamplough


Black-necked Grebes on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

17th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

1 Pink-footed Goose
2 Barnacle Goose
25 Shoveler
10 Teal
41 Gadwall
female Scaup
4 Pochard
4 Black-necked Grebe
Little Egret
Red Kite west
6+ Common Buzzard

16th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

44 Shoveler
4 Teal
26 Gadwall
1 Wigeon
female Scaup
3 Pochard
188 Goldeneye
Black-necked Grebe
Snipe
2 Lesser Black-backed Gull

Snipe in flight – Jeff Cox


Black-necked Grebe – Jon Lamplough

15th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Egyptian Goose
Shelduck
33 Shoveler
13 Teal
2 Wigeon
female Scaup
161 Tufted Duck
6 Pochard
209 Goldeneye
Black-necked Grebe
Lesser Black-backed Gull

14th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

2 Shelduck
14 Shoveler
2 Teal
16 Wigeon
2 Scaup (1 drake)
160 Tufted Duck
202 Goldeneye
Black-necked Grebe
Red Kite high east over northside
female Marsh Harrier
Little Egret
28+ Lapwing
10 Golden Plover south
Snipe
2 Lesser Black-backed Gull
5 Chiffchaff
11 Yellowhammer

Black-headed Gull off Longbeaches – Mark Robinson


Scaup – Jon Lamplough


Chiffchaff – Jeff Cox


Long-tailed Tit – Justin Foradip

13th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

28 Shoveler
9 Teal
Black-necked Grebe
Peregrine
57 Lapwing south
Ringed Plover over
12 Dunlin east
3 Skylark south
4 Pied Wagtail south
2 Meadow Pipit south

12th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

Shelduck
33 Shoveler
10 Teal
48 Wigeon
female Long-tailed Duck
171 Goldeneye
Black-necked Grebe
Peregrine
40 Lapwing south
c50 Golden Plover
Dunlin south
1w Little Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull
9 Meadow Pipit south
4 Redwing
Brambling

11th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

49 Gadwall
40 Wigeon
23 Shoveler
13 Teal
female Long-tailed Duck
drake Goosander
5 Great crested Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
Ringed Plover over
13 Dunlin south
6+ Curlew over
ad Kittiwake early morning
Grey Wagtail
Chiffchaff

Curlew, 2 Snow Bunting and Red Kite south at Grimston
Marsh Harrier

drake Goosander on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

10th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

2 Egyptian Goose
Mandarin
25 Shoveler
26 Teal
female Long-tailed Duck
drake Smew
4 Great crested Grebe
Little Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
Snipe

Hornsea seawatch 11:00-13:00

Long-tailed Duck south
c20 Red-throated Diver
upto 8 Bottle-nosed Dolphin south

Egyptian Geese at the Mere – Brett Richards


Egyptian Geese at the Mere – Brett Richards


wintering Black-headed Gull JM88 on the jetties – Roy Lyon


Common Buzzard – Roy Lyon


Long-tailed Duck – Roy Lyon

9th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

54 Gadwall
55 Wigeon
29 Shoveler
190 Tufted Duck
female Long-tailed Duck
Goosander
3 Great crested Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
Ringed Plover over
Snipe
Grey Wagtail

Cetti’s Warbler – Jon Lamplough

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

7 Whooper Swan
Egyptian Goose flew west
12 Shoveler
7 Teal
female Long-tailed Duck
2 Great crested Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
7 Dunlin SE
2 Curlew over

1 Whooper Swan off South Cliffs
12 Sanderling

Whooper Swans on the Mere including a dark billed bird – Jon Lamplough


Whooper Swan off South Cliffs – Jeff Cox


Sanderling off South Cliffs – Justin Foradip

7th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Egyptian Goose flew west
Shelduck
92 Wigeon
10 Teal
female Long-tailed Duck
212 Goldeneye
Little Grebe
Black-necked Grebe

Hornsea seafront 14:00-15:00

240 Red-throated Diver south 13 north

Long-tailed Duck with Pochards over the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Sanderling off Longbeaches – Mark Robinson

6th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

65 Gadwall
22 Shoveler
female Long-tailed Duck
2 Goosander
Red-legged Partridge
Black-necked Grebe

Hornsea seawatch 06.13 – 09.00

Wigeon 1 north
Eider 1 north
Common Scoter 1 north, 1 south
Red-throated Diver 261 north, 16 south
Gannet 2 north
Iceland Gull juv south 07.45

Barn Owl at Grimston – Tim Isherwood

5th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

78 Gadwall
117 Wigeon
22 Shoveler
3 Teal
drake Scaup
162 Pochard
female Long-tailed Duck
2 Goosander
Great crested Grebe
Little Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
Woodcock
Bramberling

Hornsea seawatch 06.25 – 09.40

Common Scoter 1 north, 5 south
Red-throated Diver 287 north, 3 south
c480 Cormorant north
Great crested Grebe 2 north
Fulmar 15 north, 2 south
Gannet 21 north, 5 south
Dunlin 2 north
Curlew 1

Cormorants passing north off Hornsea part of a large movement today – Roy Lyon

4th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

10 Shoveler
6 Teal
116 Pochard
female Long-tailed Duck
Black-necked Grebe
c30 Siskin

Snow Bunting over Northcliff boat yard
c135 Golden Plover

Bar-tailed Godwit south at Skipsea 14:00

3rd March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Shelduck
73 Gadwall
16 Shoveler
drake Scaup
220 Tufted Duck
166 Pochard
female Long-tailed Duck
329 Goldeneye
Red-throated Diver
Great crested Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
Little Egret
94 Coot
ad Little Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull

2nd March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

91 Wigeon
16 Shoveler
52 Teal
drake Scaup
120 Pochard
female Long-tailed Duck
Great crested Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
2 Snipe
Grey Wagtail
20 Redwing
30 Siskin

Hornsea seawatch 09.25 – 10.30

Common Scoter 4 south
Red-throated Diver 1 north, 19 south
Sanderling 5 on the beach
Mediterranean Gull ad north

1st March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

109 Wigeon
23 Shoveler
1 Scaup (drake)
234 Tufted Duck
176 Pochard
female Long-tailed Duck
242 Goldeneye
2 Goosander (1 drake)
Red-throated Diver
Black-necked Grebe
111 Coot
4 Oystercatcher
c90 Golden Plover over the north side
Grey Wagtail

c138 Red-throated Diver off Hornsea seafront
Kittiwake
Great-crested Grebe on sea

c230 Golden Plover Atwick Gap

Peregrine, Marsh Harrier and Stonechat at Grimston

Goldcrest at Seaton – Jon Lamplough


Red-throated Diver off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


February Sightings

28th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Shelduck
12 Shoveler
136 Wigeon
drake Scaup
127 Pochard
female Long-tailed Duck
Red-throated Diver
Black-necked Grebe
Curlew
Lesser Black-backed Gull

23 Red-throated Diver off north beach

Red-Throated Diver at the Mere – Jon Lamplough

27th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

12 Pink-footed Goose north
5 Shelduck
99 Gadwall
128 Wigeon
19 Shoveler
58 Teal
4 Scaup
152 Pochard
female Long-tailed Duck
Goosander
Red-throated Diver
Little Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
Curlew
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Meadow Pipit

2 Grey Partridge and 135 Golden Plover Atwick Gap

Red-throated Diver on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

26th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

162 Pink-footed Goose north
Shelduck
174 Wigeon
12 Shoveler
10 Teal
4 Scaup
235 Tufted Duck
158 Pochard
female Long-tailed Duck
389 Goldeneye
3 Goosander
Great crested Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
Grey Wagtail

9 Golden Plover at Rolston

Skipsea

350 Pink-footed Goose
6 Red-throated Diver on sea
6 Goldeneye

Goldeneye off Skipsea – Roy Lyon


Pink-feet at Skipsea – Roy Lyon


Pink-footed Geese on the mover – Jon Lamplough


Scaup on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

25th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

19 Shoveler
5 Teal
105 Gadwall
211 Wigeon
4 Scaup
256 Tufted Duck
female Long-tailed Duck
3 Goosander (2 drakes)
Black-necked Grebe

200+ Red-throated Diver off Aldbrough
Barn Owl

Cormorant – Jon Lamplough


Oystercatchers over the Mere – Jeff Cox

24th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

14 Shoveler
94 Teal
4 Scaup
145+ Pochard
female Long-tailed Duck
361 Goldeneye
Great crested Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
Peregrine
Curlew east

Short-eared Owl at Rolston

660 Pink-footed Goose at Skipsea

2 Eider + 14 Common Scoter south off Hornsea
good no’s of Red-throated Diver

Long-tailed Duck with Goldeneye at the Mere – Jon Lamplough


a fraction of the Pink-feet at Skipsea – Roy Lyon

23rd February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

62 Pink-footed Goose west
95 Gadwall
181 Wigeon
11 Shoveler
73 Teal
4 Scaup
199 Tufted Duck
154 Pochard
female Long-tailed Duck
316 Goldeneye
Black-necked Grebe
Dunlin west

5 Little Egret in the Withernwick area
100+ Pink-footed Goose

4 of 5 Little Egret at Witernwick – Ade Johnson


Little Egret no.5 at Withernwick – Ade Johnson

22nd February – Hornsea Mere, Southside

230 Pink-footed Goose NW in 2 Skeins
4 Scaup
female Long-tailed Duck
Snipe
Fieldfare
13 Yellowhammer

Fieldfare along the Southside – Jeff Cox


Fieldfare along the Southside – Jeff Cox

21st February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

10 Shoveler
26 Teal
4 Scaup
177 Pochard
female Long-tailed Duck
Black-necked Grebe
c75 Golden Plover

c70 Pink-footed Goose between Hatfield and Withernwick

Black-necked Grebe – Jon Lamplough

20th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

11 Shoveler
35 Teal
4 Scaup
female Long-tailed Duck
Black-necked Grebe
Peregrine
2 Oystercatcher
43 Redwing
Fieldfare
45 Chaffinch
2 Brambling

Oystercatchers on KP – Jon Lamplough

19th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

108 Gadwall
195 Wigeon
14 Shoveler
10 Teal
4 Scaup
225 Tufted Duck
171 Pochard
female Long-tailed Duck
332 Goldeneye
Great crested Grebe
Little Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
254 Coot
c110 Golden Plover
Little Gull

adult Little Gull off KP – Jon Lamplough


adult Little Gull off KP – Jon Lamplough

18th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside

14 Shoveler
19 Teal
4 Scaup
192 Pochard
female Long-tailed Duck
Goosander
Great crested Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
2 Oystercatcher
Lesser Black-backed Gull

17th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside

5 Shoveler
19 Teal
4 Scaup
176 Pochard
female Long-tailed Duck
2 Great crested Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
2 Peregrine

buck Roe Deer – Jeff Cox


Peregrines over Swan Island – Jeff Cox


Goldeneye on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

16th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside

12 Shoveler
4 Scaup
159 Pochard
female Long-tailed Duck
Great crested Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
2 Peregrine

15th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

9 Shoveler
24 Teal
4 Scaup
female Long-tailed Duck
Great crested Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
2 Oystercatcher

14th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

12 Shoveler
4 Scaup
179 Pochard
female Long-tailed Duck
284 Goldeneye
Great crested Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
261 Coot
c80 Redwing
c100 Linnet
c40 Siskin
15+ Yellowhammer

16 Red-throated Diver off Hornsea north promenade

Scaup on the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Red-throated Divers off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

13th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

1+ Pink-footed Goose
10 Shoveler
15 Teal
4 Scaup
178 Pochard
female Long-tailed Duck
Great crested Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
c100 Redwing

12th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

c500 Pink-footed Goose north
10 Shoveler
4 Scaup
133 Pochard
female Long-tailed Duck
Great crested Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
Oystercatcher
2w Mediterranean Gull
Lesser Black-backed Gull

11th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

6 Shoveler
6 Teal
4 Scaup
88 Pochard
female Long-tailed Duck
318 Goldeneye
Great crested Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
193 Coot
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Barn Owl
Grey Wagtail
c20 Redwing
55 Linnet
2 Brambling

Grey Wagtail on KP – Jon Lamplough


Black-necked Grebe from KP – Jon Lamplough


Barn Owl – Jeff Cox


Barn Owl – Jeff Cox

10th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

c90 Pink-footed Goose north
180 Gadwall
6 Shoveler
c200 Wigeon
11 Teal
4 Scaup
203 Tufted Duck
female Long-tailed Duck
Great crested Grebe
Black-necked Grebe

9th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

32 Pink-footed Goose west
c160 Barnacle Goose
3 Shelduck west
170 Gadwall
16 Shoveler
16 Teal
4 Scaup
female Long-tailed Duck
drake Goosander
Great crested Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
Peregrine
268 Coot
Oystercatcher
Snipe
Grey Wagtail

Goosander – Jon Lamplough

8th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

15 Shoveler
4 Scaup
female Long-tailed Duck
270 Goldeneye
Great crested Grebe
Black-necked Grebe

7th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

4 Scaup
124 Pochard
female Long-tailed Duck
Black-necked Grebe
376 Cormorant early morning with the majority flying east
214 Coot
21+ Siskin

Hornsea south cliffs

Snipe
7 Golden Plover
10 Skylark
8 Sanderling

Golden Plover at South cliffs – Jeff Cox

6th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside

4 Scaup
female Long-tailed Duck
336 Goldeneye
Black-necked Grebe
Little Egret
254 Cormorant flew east from the roost
Marsh Harrier
Snipe
ad Kittiwake late afternoon
Brambling

Red Kite through Grimston NW at 12:50

Barnacle Goose along the Southside – Jeff Cox


Roe Deer at the Mere – Jeff Cox

5th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside

4 Scaup
female Long-tailed Duck
Black-necked Grebe
2 Marsh Harrier
230 Coot
Snipe

4th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

Pintail
160 Gadwall
9 Shoveler
232 Wigeon
4 Scaup
84 Pochard
female Long-tailed Duck
258 Goldeneye
Black-necked Grebe
Marsh Harrier
12 Lapwing west
51 Golden Plover SW
Snipe
Nuthatch
Peregrine in/off Hornsea seafront

Stonechat Hornsea seafront – Roy Lyon


Stonechat Hornsea seafront – Roy Lyon


Hornsea regular ringed Black-headed Gull – Roy Lyon


Hornsea regular ringed Black-headed Gull – Roy Lyon

3rd February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

13 Shoveler
4 Scaup
female Long-tailed Duck
drake Goosander
Black-necked Grebe
Marsh Harrier
33 Golden Plover south

Hornsea seafront – 13:00-15:30

24 Red-throated Diver
1 Great-crested Grebe
1 Common Scoter north

2nd February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

c160 Barnacle Goose
6 Shoveler
10 Teal
4 Scaup
63 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
249 Goldeneye
Black-necked Grebe
Marsh Harrier
Brambling

1st February – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Shelduck
4 Scaup
female Long-tailed Duck
Black-necked Grebe
2 Little Egret Stream dyke
Marsh Harrier
2 Peregrine
Brambling
30 Chaffinch

Brambling along the Southside – Jeff Cox


Brambling along the Southside – Jeff Cox


Greylag over the Mere – Justin Foradip


January Sightings

31st January – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Shelduck
2 Shoveler on Seaton Pond
4 Scaup
93 Pochard
female Long-tailed Duck
Black-necked Grebe
Woodcock
Little Egret
Peregrine
30 Redwing
Chiffchaff
15+ Stock Dove
17 Yellowhammer

Hornsea seafront 13:00-16:00

1 Little Auk south
8 Kittiwake south + 2 jus north
24 Red-throated Diver
1 Great-crested Grebe

Redwing – Jeff Cox


Stock Doves – Justin Foradip


Yellowhammers along the Southside – Jeff Cox


juv Kittiwake off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

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

3 Shelduck
6 Shoveler
53 Teal
4 Scaup
female Long-tailed Duck
Black-necked Grebe
Marsh Harrier
2 Snipe

Black-necked Grebe and Goldeneye from KP – Jon Lamplough

29th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

4 Scaup
female Long-tailed Duck
Slavonian Grebe south of Swan island mid morning
Black-necked Grebe
Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
Snipe
Lesser Black-backed Gull

28th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

9 Teal
4 Scaup
female Long-tailed Duck
229 Goldeneye
Black-necked Grebe
3 Marsh Harrier

the 4 Scaups from the Mere – Jon Lamplough


the 4 Scaups from the Mere – Jon Lamplough

27th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

22 Teal
4 Scaup
female Long-tailed Duck
Black-necked Grebe
Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier

Hornsea seafront 11:00-13:30

44 Red-throated Diver
3 Great-crested Grebe
good no’s Guillemot
1 Long-tailed Duck north

Red-throated Divers off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

26th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

4 Scaup
203 Tufted Duck
female Long-tailed Duck
Black-necked Grebe
Marsh Harrier
144 Coot

25th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

4 Scaup
58 Pochard
female Long-tailed Duck
Black-necked Grebe
Snipe

24th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

160 Barnacle Goose
4 Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
193 Goldeneye
Black-necked Grebe
Bittern
2 Marsh Harrier
Snipe
c30 Redwing

Long-tailed Duck on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

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

4 Scaup
47 Pochard
female Long-tailed Duck
2 Marsh Harrier
6 Stock Dove
c60 Redwing
Nuthatch
c20 Yellowhammer
12 Siskin

The Scaups, John, Paul, George and Ringo – Jon Lamplough

22nd January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

9 Shoveler
23 Teal
4 Scaup
female Long-tailed Duck
Black-necked Grebe
2 Marsh Harrier
Woodcock
Grey Wagtail

21st January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

4 Scaup
2 Red-crested Pochard
34 Pochard
female Long-tailed Duck
Black-necked Grebe
Marsh Harrier
Grey Wagtail

20th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

7 Shoveler
c340 Wigeon
3 Mandarin
11 Teal
4 Scaup
26 Pochard
female Long-tailed Duck
Black-necked Grebe
Peregrine

317 Red-throated Diver in an hour off Grimston this morning

upto 50 Red-throated Diver north off Hornsea 08:30-09:00
20 Red-throated Diver south 11:00-13:00
5 Common Scoter
66 Kittiwake south

Kestrel in Wassand – Roy Lyon


Black-necked Grebe – Roy Lyon

19th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

7 Shoveler
550+ Wigeon
26 Teal
4 Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
Black-necked Grebe
Little Grebe
Imm Peregrine
ad Iceland Gull in Gull pre-roost late afternoon then flew east
2 Nuthatch
12 Siskin

Peregrine over the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Bullfinch – Jon Lamplough

18th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

7 Shoveler
c760 Wigeon
106 Teal
4 Scaup
19 Pochard
female Long-tailed Duck
279 Goldeneye
Marsh Harrier
Short-eared Owl at dusk
Snipe

17th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Whooper Swan flew west
51 Pink-footed Goose south + c90 north over Longbeaches midday
3 Shoveler
109 Wigeon
32 Teal
4 Scaup
female Long-tailed Duck
152 Goldeneye
Slavonian Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
2+ Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
Snipe
c80 Redwing

recent ringed Herring Gull at Longbeaches – Mark Robinson

16th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

46 Pink-footed Goose
235 Gadwall
3 Shoveler
11 Teal
4 Scaup
female Long-tailed Duck
Slavonian Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
2+ Marsh Harrier
ad Mediterranean Gull
Snipe
5 Fieldfare
c90 Redwing

15th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand/KP

c150 Barnacle Goose
7 Shoveler
2 Woodcock
Grey Wagtail KP

Chiffchaff + Green Woodpecker at Grimston

14th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

212 Gadwall
282 Wigeon
3 Shoveler
68 Teal
4 Scaup
253 Tufted Duck
28 Pochard
Red-crested Pochard
female Long-tailed Duck
134 Goldeneye
Slavonian Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
Snipe
72 Redwing

Black-necked Grebe – Jon Lamplough


4 Scaup on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

13th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

16 Teal
4 Scaup
21 Pochard
female Long-tailed Duck
Slavonian Grebe
Black-necked Grebe

12th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

179 Gadwall
5 Teal
4 Scaup (2. 1w drakes)
female Long-tailed Duck
228 Goldeneye
Great crested Grebe
Slavonian Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
2 Marsh Harrier

11th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside

4 Pintail
318 Wigeon
4 Scaup
female Long-tailed Duck
Slavonian Grebe
Black-necked Grebe

Slavonian Grebe from KP – Dave Hobson

10th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside

65 Wigeon
91 Teal
Mandarin
4 Scaup
35 Pochard
female Long-tailed Duck
Slavonian Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
c120 Lapwing

9th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

drake Baikal Teal (often mobile with the throng of mixed Ducks. Best views were had when it moved to the NE side of Swan island late morning/early afternoon, viewed from KP)
4 Shoveler
37 Teal
4 Scaup
female Long-tailed Duck
Slavonian Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
2 Marsh Harrier

drake Baikal Teal from Kirkholme Point today – Dave Hobson


Black-necked Grebe from Kirkholme Point – Dave Hobson

8th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Whooper Swan
4 Scaup
female Long-tailed Duck
Slavonian Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
2 Marsh Harrier

Red-breatsed Merganser still at Aldbrough

1 of 2 Stonechat at north end Hornsea – Roy Lyon


1 of 2 Stonechat at north end Hornsea – Roy Lyon

7th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Whooper Swan
160 Barnacle Goose
6 Shoveler
4 Scaup (2. 1w drakes)
92 Pochard
female Long-tailed Duck
Slavonian Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
1+ Marsh Harrier

pair Red-crested Pochard at Dacre Lake Brandesburton – Jon Lamplough


Red-breasted Merganser at Aldborough Fish Ponds – Ade Johnson

6th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Whooper Swan
39 Teal
4 Scaup (2. 1w drakes)
2 Red-crested Pochard
female Long-tailed Duck
180 Goldeneye
female Goosander
Slavonian Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
Marsh Harrier
Snipe

5th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Whooper Swan
4 Scaup
female Long-tailed Duck
drake Goosander south
female Red-breasted Merganser
Slavonian Grebe off Swan island
Black-necked Grebe
1+ Marsh Harrier

Hornsea seawatch 8.00 – 10.00

Pale-bellied Brent Goose 1 south
Eider 2 south
Red-throated Diver 15 north, 3 south
Peregrine 1 north
Mediterranean Gull ad north

Red-breasted Merganser in Bull Hole – Dave Hobson

4th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

4 Scaup (2. 1w drakes)
female Long-tailed Duck
drake Smew
Slavonian Grebe (mainly seen south of Swan island)
Black-necked Grebe
2 Marsh Harrier
30 Lapwing
Brambling with Chaffinches by Ouzel Hedge

drake Smew at the Mere today – Dave Hobson


drake Smew at the Mere today – Dave Hobson


drake Smew at the Mere today – Rich Willison


drake Smew at the Mere today – Rich Willison


drake Smew at the Mere today – Rich Willison

3rd January – Hornsea Mere, Southside

4 Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
Black-necked Grebe
2+ Marsh Harrier
Imm Peregrine

2 Great White Egret still between Aldbrough and Withernwick

Hornsea South Cliffs

11 Golden Plover
5 Common Snipe
Stonechat
4 Sanderling on beach

2 Great White Egret Aldbrough/Withernwick – Ade Johnson


Golden Plovers at South Cliffs – Jeff Cox


Roe Deers – Jeff Cox

2nd January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

171 Gadwall
23 Teal
4 Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
Black-necked Grebe
2 Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
c70 Lapwing
Barn Owl

1st January – Hornsea Mere, Southside

28 Pink-footed Goose north
23 Teal
4 Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
Black-necked Grebe
Marsh Harrier
c150 Lapwing
1+ Golden Plover

2 Great White Egret + 3 Grey Heron feeding in rough grass field along Aldbrough to Withernwick Road


December Sightings

31st December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

4 Scaup
20 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
Red-throated Diver off KP mid afternoon
Black-necked Grebe
Marsh Harrier
250 Lapwing
Dunlin south

1 of 2 Stonechats at Rolston – Graham Russell

30th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

118 Pink-footed Goose north
4 Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
Black-necked Grebe
Marsh Harrier
85 Fieldfare south

Hornsea South Cliffs

13 Snipe
1 Jack Snipe
9 Golden Plover
Woodcock at Rolston

29th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

27 Teal
4 Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
168 Goldeneye
Black-necked Grebe
2 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
c300 Lapwing
8 Dunlin over

28th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

39 Teal
4 Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
Great crested Grebe
c320 Lapwing
2 Golden Plover
2 Mistle Thrush
59 Redwing

Long-tailed Duck with Goldeneye on a foggy Mere this morning – Jon Lamplough


Redwings along the Southside this morning – Jeff Cox


Redwings along the Southside this morning – Jeff Cox

27th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

3 ad Bewick’s Swan late afternoon west of Swan island
25 Teal
4 Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
Marsh Harrier
7 Lapwing
9+ Dunlin south

26th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Shelduck
4 Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
Black-necked Grebe
Dunlin south
18 Fieldfare
45 Redwing
20 Blackbird

25th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

34 Teal
4 Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
Black-necked Grebe
1+ Marsh Harrier
29 Lapwing
5 Dunlin over

24th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Woodcock

23rd Decemeber – Hornsea Mere, Southside

2 Mandarin
4 Scaup (2. 1w drakes)
Long-tailed Duck
Black-necked Grebe

22nd December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

190 Pink-footed Goose north
1w drake Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
Black-necked Grebe
Marsh Harrier

21st December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

80 Teal
2 Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
Red-throated Diver
Black-necked Grebe
2 Marsh Harrier
2+ Golden Plover
ad Mediterranean Gull

20th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

234 Gadwall
Mandarin
Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
132 Goldeneye
Red-throated Diver south of Swan island
Black-necked Grebe
ad Gannet flew north before turning west and lost to view
Black-tailed Godwit “blogging “ over the Mere

19th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Pintail
5 Shoveler
3 Scaup
Black-necked Grebe
2 Marsh Harrier

17th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

2 Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
Black-necked Grebe
Marsh Harrier

16th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

16 Pink-footed Goose
4 Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
135 Goldeneye
2 Goosander
Black-necked Grebe
Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
c70 Lapwing

Long-tailed Duck off Hornsea on sea
27 Red-throated Diver
1 Fulmar north

Long-tailed Duck off Hornsea today – Roy Lyon


male Stonechat at Mappleton – Roy Lyon

15th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

c180 Pink-footed Goose
4 Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
Black-necked Grebe
2 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine

Siberian Chiffchaff heard at Grimston this morning

Black-necked Grebe on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

14th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Pink-footed Goose (several heard)
666 Wigeon
54 Teal
4 Mandarin
4 Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
Black-necked Grebe (often elusive)

13th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

319 Wigeon
22 Teal
5 Scaup (3. 1w drakes)
Long-tailed Duck
Red-throated Diver briefly then flew east
Black-necked Grebe on south side of Swan island late afternoon
2 Marsh Harrier
98 Lapwing

12th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

62 Pink-footed Goose north
4 Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
Black-necked Grebe (mobile off south side of Swan island during the morning)
Marsh Harrier

Long-tailed Duck from KP this morning – Jon Lamplough

Black-headed Gull JM88 back on the jetties today – Jeff Cox

11th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

224 Gadwall
374 Wigeon
46 Teal
4 Scaup
3 Red-crested Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
Goosander

10th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Whooper Swan
2 Pintail
28 Teal
4 Scaup
137 Pochard
3 Red-crested Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
Grey Wagtail

2 Snow Bunting at Aldbrough in clifftop stubble

9th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

2 Pintail
213 Gadwall
415 Wigeon
5 Shoveler
46 Teal
332 Tufted Duck
4 Scaup
135 Pochard
3 Red-crested Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
124 Goldeneye
Goosander
4 Marsh Harrier

12 Snow Bunting at Mappleton

8th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

4 Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
Goosander
Marsh Harrier
Peregrine

7th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

215 Gadwall
6 Shoveler
4 Scaup
118 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
3 Marsh Harrier

Hornsea seawatch 12:00-13:00

Shoveler 2 south
Common Scoter 2 north, 4 south
Velvet Scoter 1 north
Red-throated Diver 34 north

Long-tailed Duck over the Mere – Jon Lamplough

6th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

150 Pink-footed Goose north
207 Gadwall
43 Teal
278 Wigeon
4 Scaup (2. 1w drakes)
89 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
Marsh Harrier

upto 19 Snow Bunting in clifftop stubble at Aldbrough

5th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

213 Gadwall
19 Teal
4 Scaup (2. 1w drakes)
Long-tailed Duck (at dusk)
Marsh Harrier
c120 Lapwing
Brambling by Ouzel Hedge
Greenfinch
c35 Linnet
14+ Chaffinch
5 Yellowhammer
7 Goldfinch
c20 Reed Bunting

Red-breatsed Merganser at Aldbrough
16 Snow Bunting in clifftop stubble north of Aldbrough

Brambling at Ouzel Hedge – Jeff Cox


Yellowhammer at Ouzel Hedge – Jeff Cox


Red-breatsed Merganser at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

4th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

169 Gadwall
4 Scaup (2. 1w drakes)
2 Marsh Harrier

drake Scaup 1w on the Mere today – Jon Lamplough

3rd December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Whooper Swan
189 Gadwall
176 Pochard
4 Scaup (2. 1w drake)
Long-tailed Duck
Goosander
Red-throated Diver
2+ Marsh Harrier
Snipe
2w Mediterranean Gull
ringed Black-headed Gull 6TY still present
2 Lesser Redpoll

2nd December – Hornsea Mere, KP

6 Whooper Swan
Long-tailed Duck in SE corner
Goosander
Red-throated Diver

Red-throated Diver in Bull Hole from KP late afternoon – Jon Lamplough

Hornsea seawatch 07.35-10.20 & 11.00-14.30

Wigeon 25 north
Teal 28 north
Eider 2 north
Common Scoter 22 north, 9 south
Long-tailed Duck 1 north, 1 south
Goldeneye 1 south, 1 on sea
Goosander 1 north
large Diver sp 1 south
Red-throated Diver 13 north, 2 south, 14 on sea
Gannet 8 north
Grey Phalarope 1 north
Woodcock 1 in/off
Little Auk 5 north, 1 south

1st December – Hornsea Mere, KP

Red-throated Diver

Hornsea seawatch – 07.33-09.05 & 13.30-15.30

Teal 3 south
Eider 7 north
Common Scoter 8 north, 1 south
Goldeneye 1 north
Red-throated Diver 2 north, 1 south

Eider passing Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Common Scoters passing Hornsea – Roy Lyon


November Sightings

30th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Red-throated Diver
250 Pink-footed Goose north
20 Teal

Black-throated Diver off Hornsea on sea

3 Snow Bunting in clifftop stubble at Aldbrough

Snow Bunting at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


Grey Wagtail at East Newton – Ade Johnson

29th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Whooper Swan
89 Pink-footed Goose
Red-throated Diver
Marsh Harrier
Snipe

Hornsea seawatch – 07:24 – 09:04 & 13.15 – 15:20

Wigeon 5 south
Teal 2 north, 1 south
Eider 3 north, 1 south
Common Scoter 5 north, 5 south
Goldeneye 2 north
Great northern Diver 1 north, 1 south
Red-throated Diver 10 north, 9 south
Great crested Grebe 1 north
Gannet 6 north, 1 south
Auk sp. 42 north, 8 south
Puffin 1 north
Little Auk 4 north + 1 on sea

male Hen Harrier flew NW from Grimston late morning

Sanderling off Longbeaches Hornsea – Mark Robinson


Sanderling off Longbeaches Hornsea – Mark Robinson


Little Auk off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Little Auk off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

28th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside in afternoon

Whooper Swan
Great northern Diver flew east
1+ Red-throated Diver
3 Great crested Grebe
192 Gadwall
2 Shoveler
66 Pochard
Snipe
Grey Wagtail

Seawatch 07.30-12.00

Pale-bellied Brent Goose 2 north
Dark-bellied Brent Goose 1 north
Mallard 2 north
Wigeon 4 north, 1 south
Eider 5 north
Common Scoter 42 north, 8 south
Velvet Scoter 1 north, 1 south
Goldeneye 1 south
Great northern Diver 2 north , 1 south
Black-throated Diver 2 north
Red-throated Diver 131 north, 3 south
Storm Petrel 3 north
Petrel sp 1 north (probably Storm)
Gannet 5 north
Purple Sandpiper 2 north
Mediterranean Gull 1 north
Pomarine Skua 1 north
Auk sp 48 north, 1 south
Puffin 1 north
Little Auk 11 north, 1 south

drake Goosander at Aldbrough Fish Ponds – Ade Johnson

27th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside late afternoon

Whooper Swan
2 Pale-bellied Brent Goose on Swan island spit

Seawatch 07.37 – 09.53

Pale- bellied Brent Goose 10 south
Brent Goose sp 2 south
Wigeon 4 north
Teal 11 north
Common Scoter 1 south
Goldeneye 1 north
Gannet 5 north
Woodcock 1 in/off

26th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside

5+ Pink-footed Goose
12 Teal
4 Scaup (2. 1w drakes)
29 Pochard
Marsh Harrier
Redshank
Snipe
1235 Herring Gull late afternoon

25th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

12 Pink-footed Goose
217 Gadwall
2 Shoveler
8 Teal
4 Scaup (2. 1w drake)
15 Pochard
drake Goosander

Hornsea seawatch 11:00-13:30

9 Red-throated Diver
5 Eider
1 Great-crested Grebe + 2 Kittiwake

pair of Shoveler – Jon Lamplough


Stonechat Hornsea Cliffs – Roy Lyon


Red-throated Diver off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

24th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

36 Whooper Swan mid morning then flew SW
40+ Pink- footed Goose
134 Gadwall
7 Shoveler
12 Teal
4 Scaup
52 Pochard
1180 Black-headed Gull west early morning
Chiffchaff

Whooper Swans – Jon Lamplough

23rd November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

2 Whooper Swan late afternoon
37+ Pink-footed Goose
174 Gadwall
3 Shoveler
51 Teal
423 Tufted Duck
3 Scaup
61 Pochard
3 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
Grey Wagtail KP
Stonechat

22nd November – Hornsea seawatch

07:13-10:27 & 12:00-15:30

Mallard 3 north
Wigeon 12 north
Teal 15 north
Eider 11 north
Common Scoter 173 north, 87 south
Velvet Scoter 1 south
Long-tailed Duck 3 north
Goldeneye 10 north, 5 south, 5 on the sea
Gannet 7 north
Great northern Diver 1 north
Red-throated Diver 18 north, 3 south, 10 on the sea
Kittiwake 106 north
Auk sp 44 north, 1 south
Puffin 1 north
Little Auk 2 north

Hornsea Mere, Southside

150+ Pink-footed Goose
126 Gadwall
7 Shoveler
143 Wigeon
16 Teal
48 Pochard

21st November – Hornsea seawatch

07:18 – 10:20 & 14:25 – 15:55

Shelduck 4 north
Wigeon 6 north
Common Scoter 12 north, 42 south
Eider 3 south
Goosander 4 north
Gannet 19 north, 14 south
Fulmar 1 north
Sooty Shearwater 2 north
Red-throated Diver 17 north, 7 south
Sanderling 22 on the beach
Kittiwake 70 north, 64 south
Auk sp 43 north, 8 south

upto 20 Snow Bunting north of Aldbrough in clifftop stubble

20th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

7 Whooper Swan departed south early morning
160+ Pink-footed Goose
Pintail
161 Gadwall
4 Shoveler
4 Teal
Slavonian Grebe
1+ Marsh Harrier
2 Stonechat
Brambling south

19th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

4 Whooper Swan
110 Pink-footed Goose
122 Gadwall
51 Teal
Slavonian Grebe
2 Marsh Harrier
Stonechat

13 Eider north off Hornsea
c200 Goose sp. south (mainly Pink-feet) off Hornsea
upto 40 Snow Bunting north of Aldbrough in clifftop stubble fields
15 Golden Plover at Rolston, 4 Stonechat + 15 Skylark

Fieldfare on KP – Jon Lamplough


Marsh Harrier from Wassand Hide – John Sanders


Greylag Geese from Wassand Hide – John Sanders

18th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

180+ Pink-footed Goose
3 Red-crested Pochard
Slavonian Grebe
Little Egret
1+ Marsh Harrier
2w Mediterranean Gull
Stonechat

20 Snow Buntings north of Aldbrough in clifftop stubble fields

Sunset at the Mere today – Jon Lamplough

17th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

2 Pink-footed Goose
8 Egyptian Goose
3 Red-crested Pochard
Slavonian Grebe
Marsh Harrier
Stonechat

Pink-footed Geese over the Mere – Jon Lamplough

16th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

11 Whooper Swan (5 Juv)
18 Pink-footed Goose
Shelduck
166 Mallard
115 Gadwall
63 Wigeon
6 Teal
3 Scaup
15 Pochard
3 Red-crested Pochard
drake Goosander
Slavonian Grebe
2 Marsh Harrier
41 Lapwing
Snipe
ad Mediterranean Gull

12 Whooper Swan still near Goxhill

15th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Whooper Swan heard only early morning
75 Wigeon
29 Teal
3 Scaup
3 Red-crested Pochard
Slavonian Grebe off KP
32 Lapwing

South Cliffs

2 Red-legged Partridge
Stonechat
Song Thrush

Song Thrush at South Cliffs – Jeff Cox


Stonechat in 1st Field – Alan Elkin


Red-crested Pochards – Alan Elkin

14th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

12 Whooper Swan (5 juvs, flew south 07.00)
13 Pink-footed Goose
40 Teal
3 Scaup
3 Pochard
3 Red-crested Pochard
2 Common Scoter
Slavonian Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
2 Dunlin south
4 Curlew east
5 Brambling

13th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

12 Whooper Swan including 5 juv, (same as the Hatfield 12)
Pink-footed Goose
3 Scaup
Red-crested Pochard
Common Scoter
Goosander
Red-necked Grebe
Slavonian Grebe
Peregrine
Redshank over

12 Whooper Swan (5 juv) near Hatfield

06.56-10.30

Mallard 7 north
Wigeon 2 north, 4 south
Teal 5 south
Eider 2 north
Common Scoter 1 north, 26 south
Red-breasted Merganser 1 south
Red-throated Diver 2 north, 31 south
Gannet 18 north, 4 south
Manx Shearwater 1 north, then landed on the sea
Turnstone 1 north
Little Gull 3 south
Kittiwake 6 south
Auk sp 12 north, 61 south
Puffin 1 north, 2 south
Little Auk 2 south
Siskin 4 north
15 Snow Bunting north

Norwegian rung Black-headed Gull on jetty – Mark Robinson

12th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

6 Whooper Swan flew south at dawn
1030 Greylag Goose flew south early morning
33 Pink-footed Goose over
131 Gadwall
68 Wigeon
3 Scaup
391 Tufted Duck
16 Pochard
Red-crested Pochard
Common Scoter
146 Goldeneye
Red-necked Grebe
Slavonian Grebe
4 Marsh Harrier
1+ Peregrine
202 Coot
ad Mediterranean Gull

12 Whooper Swan and 150 Golden Plover near Hatfield

Marsh Harrier taking a Coot on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

11th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

12 Whooper Swan (including 5 juv leaving south at 06.53)
32 Pink-footed Goose over
121 Gadwall
2 Mandarin
3 Scaup
12 Pochard
Red-crested Pochard
Common Scoter
90 Goldeneye
2 Great crested Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Slavonian Grebe
3 Little Grebe
Marsh Harrier
Snipe
c10,000 Starling

Red-necked Grebe – Jon Lamplough


Little Grebes on the Mere – Jon Lamplough


2 Scaup – Jon Lamplough


Red-crested Pochard – Ade Johnson

10th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

4 Whooper Swan south at dawn
13 Pink-footed Goose
2 Pintail
106 Gadwall
5 Teal
Common Scoter
Red-necked Grebe off south side of KP
Slavonian Grebe off south side of KP most of the day
Marsh Harrier
26 Lapwing

Little Auk on sea off Hornsea

Slavonian Grebe from KP – Jon Lamplough

9th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

1220 Greylag Goose departed south at first light
95 Pink-footed Goose south late afternoon
2 Pintail
96 Gadwall
Shoveler
3 Teal
3 Scaup
8 Pochard
Common Scoter
76 Goldeneye
Goosander
Red-necked Grebe off KP
Slavonian Grebe off KP/Swan island
Marsh Harrier
Snipe

Slavonian Grebe from KP – Jon Lamplough


incoming Garganey from Wassand Hide taken on Monday – Steve Mason


Roe Deer in Wassand – Steve Mason


Common Scoter off 1st Field – Alan Elkin

8th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside

240 Pink-footed Goose north + 1 on Mere
2 Pintail
90 Gadwall
91 Wigeon
7 Shoveler
3 Teal
Garganey off Swan island spit mid morning
Mandarin
347 Tufted Duck
3 Scaup
14 Pochard
1 Common Scoter
69 Goldeneye
3 Great crested Grebe
Red-necked Grebe off KP/Swan island
Slavonian Grebe off KP/Swan island
2 Marsh Harrier
Stonechat
c50 Siskin south
c25 Redpoll south
2 Brambling Ouzel Hedge
c80 Linnet
c20 Reed Bunting

Little Auk on the sea off Floral Hall

Brambling – Jeff Cox


Yellowhammer + Brambling at Ouzel Hedge – Justin Foradip


Kestrel – Jeff Cox


Tree Rat in Wassand – Jeff Cox


Marsh Harrier from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Goosander – Steve Mason

7th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside

7 Whooper Swan (1 juv)
300+ Pink-footed Goose north
1 Pintail
84 Gadwall
1 Shoveler
14 Wigeon
15 Teal
3 Scaup
2 Common Scoter
3 Great crested Grebe
Red-necked Grebe off Swan island
Slavonian Grebe off Swan island (5th of the year)
Little Egret
Cattle Egret mobile around the mere. Flew into trees on Lady island, later visiting the sheep in 1st field for a while. 4th Mere record.
2 Marsh Harrier
juv Peregrine
23 Lapwing
7 Dunlin over
Jay over 1st field
Stonechat
2 Siskin south

Cattle Egret in 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


4th Mere record of Cattle Egret today – Jon Lamplough


Cattle Egret – Jon Lamplough


2 Common Scoter off 1st Field – Roy Lyon

6th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

4 Whooper Swan
580 Pink-footed Goose north up to mid morning
1 Shoveler
61 Gadwall
20 Wigeon
36 Teal
2 Mandarin
3 Scaup
12 Pochard
2 Common Scoter
56 Goldeneye
Red-necked Grebe west of Swan island in the morning, off KP late afternoon
Great white Egret flew NW
Red Kite
2 Marsh Harrier
imm Peregrine
69 Lapwing over
Golden Plover
Grey Plover over
2+ Bearded Tit
45 Siskin south
2 Brambling

Hornsea seafront 12:00-14:00

8 (2 juvs) Whooper Swan south
2+ Red-throtaed Diver

Gadwall off KP – Jon Lamplough


Whooper Swans south off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Snow Bunting at Grimston today – Tim Isherwood

5th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

10 Whooper Swan south
470 Pink-footed Goose north
1 Pintail
52 Gadwall
58 Wigeon
32 Teal
239 Tufted Duck
4 Scaup
14 Pochard
redhead Goosander
2 Common Scoter
56 Goldeneye
Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
Grey Plover over
Jack Snipe from 1st Field reedbed
Woodcock
2 Chiffchaff 2nd Field
8 Redpoll in 1st Field
Brambling 1st Field
Siskin over

2+ Brambling at Rolston

Redpoll in 1st Field – Mark Robinson


Common Buzzard over 1st Field – Mark Robinson


Common Scoters off 1st Field – Mark Robinson

4th November – Hornsea seawatch 06:41-15:10

Pink-footed Goose 22 north
Mallard 6 north
Wigeon 18 north
Teal 63 north, 6 south
Tufted Duck 1 north
Common Scoter 121 north, 2 south
Eider 5 north, 6 south
Goldeneye 4 north, 1 south
Red-breasted Merganser 1 north
Great northern Diver 2 north
Red-throated Diver 23 north, 8 south
Gannet 35 north, 5 south
Great Shearwater 1 south 10.20
Sooty Shearwater 1 north
Grey Plover 1 north
Turnstone 1 north
Dunlin 133 north
Sanderling 4 north, 26 on the beach
Snipe 2 north
Little Gull 1 north
Kittiwake 55 north, 6 south
Bonxie 2 north
Arctic Skua 4 south
Auk sp 40 north, 1 south
Snow Bunting 1 north

Hornsea Mere late afternoon

1+ Whooper Swan after dusk
19 Wigeon
12 Teal
2 Common Scoter
5 Great crested Grebe

3rd November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

1610 Pink-footed Goose north by mid morning
6 Wigeon
11 Teal
3 Scaup
7 Pochard
female Common Scoter
48 Goldeneye
2 Goosander
Bittern
Marsh Harrier
12 Lapwing west
Dunlin south
Mediterranean Gull
Jay south over 1st field
Brambling south

Hornsea seafront 13:00-15:00

13 Snow Bunting north
imm Little Gull north
2 Arctic Tern
5 Eider
good no’s Guillemot north
2 Red-throated Diver
5 Common Scoter
10 Teal

Merlin at Aldbrough

ringed adult Mediterranean Gull on KP – Alan Elkin

2nd November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

62 Whooper Swan south (parties of 24, 9, 18, 2, & 9)
1310 Pink-footed Goose north up to mid morning, 730 south late afternoon
217 Greylag Goose
57 Gadwall
13 Shoveler
107 Wigeon
4 Teal
331 Tufted Duck
3 Scaup
7 Pochard
female Common Scoter
41 Goldeneye
Redshank
Marsh Harrier
ad Mediterranean Gull
4 Siskin south
c40 Linnet at Ouzel Hedge
4 Yellowhammer
2 Migrant Hawker

1 Puffin on sea, c50 Sanderling + 6 Red-throated Diver off Hornsea 12:00-15:00
2 Stonechat near Morrow Avenue
200+ Golden Plover at Atwick

Common Scoter – Jon Lamplough


Common Scoter – Jeff Cox


Whooper Swans – Jeff Cox


Linnets by Ouzel Hedge – Jeff Cox


Golden Plovers at Atwick – Roy Lyon

1st November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

11 Whooper Swan late afternoon
220 Pink-footed Goose north in the morning
10 Wigeon
7 Teal
2 Scaup
8 Pochard
female Common Scoter
Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
7 Jay at Wassand
75+ Siskin at Wassand


October Sightings

31st October – Hornsea Mere, Southside

2 Pink-footed Goose north
3 Shoveler
Scaup
9 Pochard
female Common Scoter
Goosander
Marsh Harrier
1w Mediterranean Gull
Brambling south

30th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside

1 Whooper Swan
110 Pink-footed Goose over
7 Shoveler
87 Wigeon
41 Teal
Mandarin
264 Tufted Duck
2 Scaup
8 Pochard
female Common Scoter
Goosander
Redshank
2 Dunlin south
Stonechat
c80 Siskin south
Redpoll south

Snow Bunting, Short-eared Owl, Stonechat and Green Woodpecker this afternoon at Grimston

Stonechat along the Southside – Jon Lamplough

29th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

98 Wigeon
28 Teal
3 Scaup
2 Pochard
2 Common Scoter
Goosander
Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
Golden Plover over
Dunlin south
1+ ad Mediterranean Gull
Jay south over 1st field
2 Brambling

Otter – Jon Lamplough

28th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

60 Pink-footed Goose over
63 Gadwall
3 Shoveler
2 Wigeon
3 Scaup
7 Pochard
2 Common Scoter
3 Great crested Grebe
Marsh Harrier
ad Little Gull
Stonechat
18 Siskin west over KP

Scaup on the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Little Gull on KP – Mark Robinson


Little Gull on KP – Mark Robinson


Danish rung Black-headed Gull 6TY on KP – Mark Robinson

27th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

9 Whooper Swan south after roosting
650 Pink-footed Goose north during the morning
4 Shoveler
25 Wigeon
3 Teal
3 Scaup
8 Pochard
2 Common Scoter
65 Goldeneye
Little Egret + 1 at Stream Dyke
Bittern flew east from Decoy
Marsh Harrier
juv Peregrine
3+ Mediterranean Gull (2+ ad & 2w) also a single on seafront in morning
6 Jay
Brambling over
3 Redpoll over Wassand

26th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

7 Whooper Swan
1750 Pink-footed Goose north up to mid morning
3 Shoveler
37 Wigeon
204 Tufted Duck
2 Scaup
7 Pochard
2 Common Scoter
3 Goosander
Marsh Harrier
Snipe
2w Mediterranean Gull
Stonechat
6 Jay
1+ Bearded Tit

4 Goosander south off Hornsea
Great-crested Grebe + Red-throated Diver on sea
3 Sanderling

500+ Golden Plover at Atwick

Common Scoter at the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Goosander south off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Jays in Wassand – Roy Lyon

25th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside

1+ Whooper Swan (heard only)
850 Pink-footed Goose over
13 Pintail
35 Gadwall
12 Shoveler
420 Wigeon
54 Teal
2 Scaup
10 Pochard
2 Common Scoter
24 Goldeneye
Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
12 Dunlin over
Curlew over
2w Mediterranean Gull
Stonechat
Brambling west

aberrant Wigeon on the Mere – Jon Lamplough


aberrant Wigeon on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

24th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

150 Pink-footed Goose over
Tundra Bean Goose flew west
1 Pintail
11 Shoveler
67 Wigeon
3 Teal
193 Tufted Duck
4 Scaup
3 Pochard
2 Common Scoter
43 Goldeneye
3 Goosander
ad Slavonian Grebe
1 Great crested Grebe
1 Little Egret
2 Grey Wagtail
1 Stonechat

1w drake Scaup – Jon Lamplough


2 of 3 Goosander over the Mere – Jeff Cox


drake Common Scoter on the Mere – Jon Lamplough


record shot of the dark billed Whooper Swan this morning – Jon Lamplough

23rd October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

28 Whooper Swan (including 3 juvs) roosted then flew south
18 Shoveler
45 Wigeon
130 Tufted Duck
3 juv Scaup
8 Pochard
23 Goldeneye
2 Goosander
ad Slavonian Grebe
Little Egret
2 Stonechat
c50 Siskin

22nd October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

40 Whooper Swan south
c2200 Pink-footed Goose north
14 Shoveler
6 Wigeon
7 Teal
juv Garganey
juv Scaup
29 Goldeneye
Red-throated Diver
ad Slavonian Grebe
2 Marsh Harrier
Dunlin west
4 Redshank over
ad Mediterranean Gull
Stonechat
2 Jay over 2nd field
16 Siskin

Red-throated Diver on the Mere this afternoon


Scaup from KP – Alan Elkin

21st October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

19+ Whooper Swan
520 Pink-footed Goose over
ad Slavonian Grebe
Marsh Harrier
Snipe
c30,000 Starling coming into roost

Hornsea seawatch – 07.10-09.20 & 10.30-16.00

Whooper Swan 28 south
Greylag Goose 4 south
Pale-bellied Brent Goose 1 north
Shelduck 2 south
Pintail 14 north
Mallard 1 south
Wigeon 70 north
Teal 76 north
Common Scoter 6 north, 38 south
Goldeneye 3 north, 3 south
Goosander 3 south
Red-throated Diver 1 north, 27 south
Red-necked Grebe 1 north
Little Gull 24 north
Kittiwake 25 north
Little Auk (1 killed by Gulls)

Little Auk on Hornsea beach – Roy Lyon


only one winner here – Roy Lyon


Hornsea beach – Roy Lyon

20th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

59+ Whooper Swan south
1220 Pink-footed Goose north
130 Barnacle Goose
7 Shoveler
5 Wigeon
2 Teal
juv Garganey
juv Scaup
147 Tufted Duck
21 Goldeneye
ad Slavonian Grebe
Little Egret
32 Lapwing over
2 ad Mediterranean Gull
180 Wood Pigeon south
Stonechat
Jay south over 1st field
2+ Siskin

Garganey still present – Jon Lamplough


Whooper Swan with kinked neck south over the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Slavonian Grebe – Jon Lamplough


Slavonian Grebe – Jon Lamplough

19th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

2 Pintail
37 Shoveler
17 Wigeon
1 Teal
juv Garganey
juv Scaup
164 Tufted Duck
1 Pochard
2 Red-crested Pochard
20 Goldeneye
Goosander
ad Slavonian Grebe
Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
3+ Mediterranean Gull (ad, 2w, & 1+ 1w)

drake Red-crested Pochard – Jeff Cox


pair Red-crested Pochard – Jeff Cox

18th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

16 Whooper Swan flew onto the mere late morning
230+ Pink-footed Goose
2 Pintail
24 Shoveler
11 Wigeon
juv Garganey
8 Teal
5 Pochard
Juv Scaup
142 Tufted Duck
14 Goldeneye
ad Slavonian Grebe still off Swan island
2 Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
Golden Plover over
ad Mediterranean Gull
2+ Bearded Tit
2 Stonechat
2 Goldcrest
3 Brambling over

Garganey with Shovelers – Jon Lamplough

17th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

800 Pink-footed Goose north
36 Wigeon
13 Teal
99 Tufted Duck
16 Goldeneye
ad Slavonian Grebe
2 Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
Snipe
1+ ad Mediterranean Gull
Stonechat
2 Goldcrest
4 Siskin south

Hornsea seawatch 13:00-16:15

13 Red-throated Diver
55 Little Gull south (3 juv’s)
9 Goldeneye
6 Whooper Swan south
5 Common Scoter
2 Teal
c100 Gannet
11 Sanderling south
Skua sp.north

Stonechat at the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Red-throated Diver off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

16th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

133 Whooper Swan south (parties of 26, 9, 53, 29, 5 & 11)
5140 Pink-footed Goose north during the morning
5 Pintail
21 Shoveler
33 Gadwall
73 Wigeon
10 Teal
2 Pochard
juv Scaup
12 Goldeneye
2 Great crested Grebe
ad Slavonian Grebe
Little Egret
Ringed Plover over
Grey Wagtail south
Stonechat 1st field
3 Jay east over 2nd field

upto 300 Golden Plover Atwick clifftop + 4 Whooper Swans south

Golden Plovers at Atwick cliffs – Roy Lyon


image of the Starling murmuration over the Mere from Friday – Steve Mason


image of the Starling murmuration over the Mere from Friday – Steve Mason

15th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

2500+ Pink-footed Goose north
15 Shoveler
20 Wigeon
5 Teal
4 drake Mandarin
juv Scaup
4 Goldeneye
ad Slavonian Grebe
Peregrine
ad Mediterranean Gull
c20,000 Starling coming into roost

a probable Osprey south over Atwick around 15:45 (JH)

Hornsea Seawatch 06.55 -09.40

Pink-footed Goose 131 north
Barnacle Goose 9 south
Wigeon 1 north
Teal 15 north
Common Scoter 8 north
Goosander 1 north
Red-breasted Merganser 1 north
Red-throated Diver 7 north, 9 south
Red-necked Grebe ad on the sea
Gannet 30 north
Bonxie 2 north

Slavonian Grebe on the Mere today – Jon Lamplough

14th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

12 Whooper Swan south
5560 Pink-footed Goose north up to 10.25
3 Pintail
9 Shoveler
19 Wigeon
9 Teal
juv Scaup
8 Goldeneye
Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Snipe
3 Mediterranean Gull (2 ad, 1. 2w)
c7500 Starling
Stonechat
Jay south

Hornsea seawatch 11:00-13:30

33 Red-throated Diver
5 Black-tailed Godwit south
9 Goosander south
20 Common Scoter north
c100 auks

Whooper Swan – Jon Lamplough


Whooper Swans from KP – Roy Lyon


Red-throated Diver off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

13th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

2640 Pink-footed Goose north
2 Pintail
12 Shoveler
c200 Wigeon
87 Teal
17 Goldeneye
drake Common Scoter
3 Red-breasted Merganser briefly west of Swan island
Redshank
3 Curlew
Snipe
Stonechat 1st field
2 Rock Pipit over
140+ Redwing west
8+ Goldcrest
2 Brambling

12th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

2 Whooper Swan
3240 Pink-footed Goose north up to mid morning
154 Barnacle Goose
7 Shoveler
19 Wigeon
28 Teal
76 Tufted Duck
6 Goldeneye
drake Common Scoter
1+ Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
Redshank
Kingfisher
1+ Grey Wagtail
6 Redwing at Goxhill

1000+ Pink-footed Geese at Grimston
1 Greenland White-fronted Goose
1 Barnacle Goose

Hornsea seawatches 11:20-12:30 + 13:00-15:00 + 15:35-16:45

1 Red-breasted Merganser north
Wigeon 52+ north
Teal 63+ north
Goldeneye 1 north
7 Mallard north
4 Bar-Tailed Godwit north
Common Scoter 109+ north
Little Gull 6 north
Pomarine Skua 4 ad north
1 Long-tailed Skua north
3+ Bottle-nosed Dolphin

Bottle-nosed Dolphins off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Bottle-nosed Dolphins off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Bottle-nosed Dolphins off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Bottle-nosed Dolphins off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Long-tailed Skua north off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Danish rung Black-headed Gull 6TY off Longbeaches yesterday, still present today

11th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside

20 Whooper Swan
3450 Pink-footed Goose north to mid morning
4 Shoveler
36 Wigeon
11 Teal
juv Scaup
52 Tufted Duck
Pochard
7 Goldeneye
drake Common Scoter
2 Great crested Grebe
Glossy Ibis on Swan island spit from 15.54 to about 16.00
2 Redshank
5+ Snipe
ad Mediterranean Gull
Peregrine
Kingfisher
2+ Bearded Tit Heslop’s
Stonechat
3 Redpoll south
Otter

large movements of Pink-footed Geese throughout the morning – Bill Harkleroad

10th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

23 Whooper Swan
1750 Pink-footed Goose north up to mid morning
juv Slavonian Grebe
5 Pintail
17 Shoveler
142 Wigeon
43 Teal
4 juv Scaup
Pochard
5 Goldeneye
drake Common Scoter
5 Goosander
2 Snipe
1w Little Gull
2 Grey Wagtail
Siskin
Otter

upto 1000 Pink-footed Geese at Ulrome
10 Whooper Swan near Hatfield

first of the Autumn and the 99th record of Yellow-browed Warbler at Grimston – Tim Isherwood


Little Gull off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


same Little Gull as above showing missing tail feathers – Roy Lyon