March Sightings

23rd March – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,JC) Kirkholme Point is closed for the foreseeable future

118 Wigeon
7 Teal
19 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck
280 Goldeneye
Little Egret
Peregrine
Snipe

Common Buzzard over the Southside – Jeff Cox


Sparrowhawk in Wassand – Steve Mason


Jay in Wassand – Steve Mason


Redwing in Wassand – Steve Mason

22nd March – Hornsea Mere, Wassand/KP/Northside (JL,AJ)

Shelduck
8 Shoveler
118 Wigeon
15 Teal
Mandarin
2 1w Long-tailed Duck south of KP
redhead Smew Wassand
2 Goosander
drake Red-breasted Merganser
Peregrine
3cy Mediterranean Gull
Stonechat KP

please note Kirkholme Point will be closed for foreseeable future.

21st March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand/KP (JL,JC,MR,AJ,RL)

3 Shoveler
132 Wigeon
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP
redhead Smew Wassand
Goshawk Wassand
2 Snipe
3cy Mediterranean Gull
Kingfisher

Goshawk and Common Buzzard over Wassand late morning


Goshawk and Common Buzzard over Wassand late morning

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

56 Wigeon
2 1w Long-tailed Duck south of KP
redhead Smew from Wassand hide
2 Little Grebe
Goshawk from Wassand Hide
Peregrine
Mink 1st field

Goshawk at the Mere this morning from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Goshawk at the Mere – Steve Mason

Goshawk at the Mere – Steve Mason


Goshawk mobbed by Marsh Harrier over Wassand/Decoy – Steve Mason

Goshawk mobbed by Marsh Harrier over Wassand/Decoy – Steve Mason

Goshawk mobbed by Marsh Harrier over Wassand/Decoy – Steve Mason

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

30+ Whooper Swan (11 mid morning off Swan island, with 30 present until late afternoon)
Pintail
2 Shoveler
98 Wigeon
230 Tufted Duck
15 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck
380 Goldeneye
redhead Smew from Wassand hide
Redshank
Barn Owl
Kingfisher
Mink seen on 4 occasions from KP/Swan Island/Northside

Whooper Swans over the Mere – Jon Lamplough

18th March – Hornsea Mere, Northside/Wassand/Southside (JL)

8 Shoveler
30 Wigeon
13 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off 1st/2nd field
redhead Smew from Wassand hide
2 Goosander from Wassand hide
6 Chiffchaff
Mink

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

132 Wigeon
Mandarin
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP
Red Kite over Wassand (CC)
Mink 2nd field

Red Kite over Wassand/Decoy – Chris Cox


Peregrine over Decoy/Wassand – Steve Mason


Curlew over Wassand – Steve Mason


upto 5 Common Buzzard seen from Wassand Hide – Chris Cox


male Marsh Harrier – Chris Cox


pair Marsh Harrier – Chris Cox


Chiffchaff in Wassand – Steve Mason

16th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand (JL)

7 Teal
12 Pochard
245 Goldeneye
2 1w Long-tailed Duck south of KP
redhead Smew off Lady island early morning before flying into Decoy
Goosander
4 Grey Heron
4 Oystercatcher
Woodcock north over KP

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

3 Shoveler
Mandarin
9 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck south of KP
redhead Smew from Wassand hide
4 Great crested Grebe
3 Lesser black-backed Gull
Kingfisher

14th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand (JL,JC,RL,EH)

2 1w Long-tailed Duck south of KP
245 Goldeneye
redhead Smew from Wassand hide
Goosander
Little Egret
Barn Owl
Kingfisher
*of interest a probable Noctule Bat was photographed around Wassand yesterday

probable Noctule Bat over Wassand – Steve Mason


probable Noctule Bat over Wassand – Steve Mason


probable Noctule Bat over Wassand – Steve Mason


probable Noctule Bat over Wassand – Steve Mason


probable Noctule Bat over Wassand – Steve Mason


redhead Smew from Wassand – Roy Lyon


Lesser-black backed Gull on Swan Island – Roy Lyon


Long-tailed Duck on the Mere – Roy Lyon

13th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand (JL,JC,LI)

Shelduck
61 Wigeon
240 Tufted Duck
2 1w Long-tailed Duck
270 Goldeneye
redhead Smew off Lady island early am before flying to Decoy
4 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
4 Oystercatcher
2 Otter
Mink KP jetties
Rock Pipit 1st Field

Rock Pipit on 1st Field shoreline – Jeff Cox


Rock Pipit on 1st Field shoreline – Jeff Cox


Rock Pipit on 1st Field shoreline – Jeff Cox


Mink on the jetties – Jon Lamplough


Mink on the jetties – Jon Lamplough

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

4 Whooper Swan east out of Decoy
24 Pink-footed Goose
2 1w Long-tailed Duck
redhead Smew flew into Decoy
4 Marsh Harrier
2w Mediterranean Gull

Whooper Swan heading through the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Little Egret at the local Tesco’s – Justin Foradip

Little Egret at the local Tesco’s – Justin Foradip

11th March – Hornsea Mere, Wassand/KP/Northside (JL)

24 Pink-footed Goose
7 Teal
1w Long-tailed Duck off 1st field
redhead Smew from Wassand hide
3 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
Redwing
2 Chiffchaff

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

Pintail
290 Wigeon
1w Long-tailed Duck off 2nd field
Goosander
Little Egret
Kingfisher

drake Pintail – Jon lamplough

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

Pink-footed Goose
2 Egyptian Goose
7 Shoveler
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP
3 Great crested Grebe
3 Oystercatcher
Barn Owl

2 Red Kite through south together at Grimston (TI)
male Stonechat
Chiffchaff

Egyptian Geese through Wassand – Steve Mason


Marsh Harriers performing in Wassand – Steve Mason


Greylags in Wassand – Steve Mason

8th March – Hornsea Mere, Wassand/KP (JL)

22 Teal
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP
redhead Smew from Wassand hide
3 Marsh Harrier

pair Red-crested Pochard – Justin Foradip


pair Red-crested Pochard – Justin Foradip

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

17 Gadwall
6 Shoveler
2 Red-crested Pochard from Wassand hide
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP
redhead Smew west end
Peregrine
Siskin

Great Spotted Woodpecker – Steve Mason

Song Thrush – Steve Mason

Dunnock – Steve Mason

Great Spotted Woodpecker – Steve Mason

6th March – Hornsea Mere, Wassand/KP/Northside (JL)

2 Egyptian Goose
15 Gadwall
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew
2 Goosander
2 Little Egret
6 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
650 Black headed Gull west early morning
2w Mediterranean Gull west early morning
1460 Common Gull west early morning
Lesser black-backed Gull

Gadwall – Steve Mason

Gadwall – Steve Mason


Marsh Harrier – Steve Mason

Blue Tit – Steve Mason

Goldcrest – Steve Mason

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

Pink-footed Goose
82 Greylag Goose
Shelduck
11 Gadwall
2 Shoveler
127 Wigeon
4 Teal
female Scaup off KP
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP
redhead Smew northside
3 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
3 Lapwing
Curlew south
Lesser black-backed Gull

6 Barnacle Goose at Fraisthorpe (RL et al)

Mink on KP – Jeff Cox

Mink on KP – Jeff Cox

4th March – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL)

67 Greylag Goose
2 Shelduck
109 Wigeon
female Scaup off KP
302 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP
redhead Smew northside
drake Goosander
2 Bittern from Wassand hide (SM)
2w Mediterranean Gull

2 Bittern down Decoy Channel – Steve Mason


Bittern – Steve Mason

Bittern – Steve Mason

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

c340 Pink-footed Goose north west
50 Wigeon
female Scaup off KP
294 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP
320 Goldeneye
redhead Smew in Decoy
2 Marsh Harrier

Marsh Harrier – Jeff Cox

Marsh Harrier – Jeff Cox

Marsh Harrier – Jeff Cox

Marsh Harrier – Jeff Cox

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

64 Greylag Goose
123 Pink-footed Goose north-west
Shelduck
16 Gadwall
4 Shoveler
83 Wigeon
7 Teal
female Scaup between KP – Swan island
322 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP
redhead Smew
Little Grebe
ad Mediterranean Gull
Barn Owl
Kingfisher

pair Jackdaw – Steve Mason

Wren – Steve Mason

Canada Gees through Wassand – Steve Mason

Pheasant – Steve Mason

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

female Scaup north side of KP
330 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP
4+ Buzzard
2 Peregrine
Curlew

Common Buzzards – Jon Lamplough


February Sightings

29th February – Hornsea Mere, KP/Northside (JL)

female Scaup north of KP
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
Little Egret
Peregrine

28th February – Hornsea Mere, KP (JL,JC)

2 Pintail
6 Shoveler
27 Wigeon
female Scaup north side of Swan island
291 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew
2 Oystercatcher

pair of Oystercatchers back around the Mere – Jeff Cox


Oystercatcher – Justin Foradip

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

female Scaup north of KP
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew near boundary signs off Lady island
2 Marsh Harrier
Common Buzzard
Kestrel
Green Woodpecker
2 Egyptian Goose going east past Decoy hide
13 Lapwing flying west
5 Cetti’s Warbler

c40 Red-throated Diver off Hornsea (RL et al)

Egyptian Geese heading east over the Mere – Jeff Cox


Long-tailed Tit – Jeff Cox


Common Buzzard – Jeff Cox


ringed Black-headed Gull on KP – Jon Lamplough


Grey Seal off Atwick attempting to eat a White Skate – Roy Lyon

26th February – Hornsea Mere, KP (JL)

4 Shoveler
female Scaup off KP
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
Peregrine

Scaup off Kirkholme Point – Jon Lamplough

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

4 Shoveler
female Scaup off Tree island
2 1w Long-tailed Duck south of KP
c55 Golden Plover
Redshank

24th February – Hornsea Mere, Northside (JL)

23 Wigeon
356 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP
Peregrine

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

2 Shoveler
female Scaup south side of Swan island
411 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew northside
3 Marsh Harrier
Barn Owl
Kingfisher
3 Otter

upto 3 Otters seen around the Mere currently, not all show like this today though – Jon Lamplough


Otter at the Mere – Jon Lamplough

22nd February – Hornsea Mere, KP/Northside (JL,RL,EH)

2 Shoveler
female Scaup north side of KP
redhead Smew
324 Pochard
1w Long-tailed Duck north side of KP
2 Great crested Grebe
Peregrine
Marsh Harrier
Common Buzzard
2 Oystercatcher

cream-crown Marsh Harrier – Roy Lyon


redhead Smew on the Mere – Roy Lyon

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

female Scaup north of KP
ad Mediterranean Gull west early morning
Barn Owl
Mink

1 of 2 Barn Owl at Lissett 20/02 – Roy Lyon


c30 Red-throated Diver off Hornsea 20/02 – Roy Lyon

19th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,RL,EH)

2 Shoveler
female Scaup west of Swan island
340 Pochard
1w Long-tailed Duck east side of Swan island
225 Goldeneye
redhead Smew northside
5 Grey Heron
Red Kite over Rolston 08:44 (GR), Cowden 09:15 (AJ) and Grimston 09:33 (TI)
Peregrine
3 Oystercatcher
c230 Golden Plover
3 Otter north of Swan island late afternoon
2 Green Woodpecker

redhead Smew on the Mere – Erich Hediger


Otter from Seaton Road hide – Erich Hediger


singing Yellowhammer – Jeff Cox


Wassand Woods – Justin Foradip


Wassand Woods – Justin Foradip

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

35 Wigeon
23 Teal
female Scaup north of Swan island
284 Pochard
1w Long-tailed Duck east side of Swan island
redhead Smew north side
5+ Grey Heron
Red Kite west
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Peregrine
Oystercatcher
1+ Kingfisher

17th February – Hornsea Mere (JL)

female Scaup
Peregrine

Turnstone on Hornsea seafront – Jeff Cox


Turnstone on Hornsea seafront – Jeff Cox

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

1w Long-tailed Duck east side of Swan island
redhead Smew northside
7 Lapwing

Skylark at south cliffs _ Jeff Cox

15th February – Hornsea Mere, KP (MR)

1 Long-tailed Duck off jetties
Chiffchaff by KP entrance gate

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

2 Shoveler
16 Teal
redhead Smew
Scaup
2 Long-tailed Duck still off jetties
Oystercatcher on Swan Island
Marsh Harrier

13 Sanderling
5 Turnstone on Hornsea beach

early morning sun on the the Mere edge – Jeff Cox


Sanderling on Hornsea beach – Jeff Cox


Scaup on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

9th February – Hornsea seafront 13:30-15:30 (RL et al)

50+ Red-throated Diver
15+ Sanderling
many auks and Gannets

Red-throated Diver off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Sanderling on Hornsea beach – Roy Lyon

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

female Scaup near Tree island
234 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off jetties
Red Kite south
3 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
Oystercatcher KP

male Marsh Harrier from Wassand – Steve Mason


male Marsh Harrier from Wassand – Steve Mason


male Marsh Harrier from Wassand – Steve Mason


male Marsh Harrier from Wassand – Steve Mason

7th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,LI)

Pintail
74 Gadwall
2 Shoveler
3 Teal
282 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew off 2nd field
Little Egret Stream dyke
Oystercatcher KP
ad Mediterranean Gull off 1st field
c1500 Common Gull late afternoon

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

c140 Pink-footed Goose north
female Scaup by Tree island
308 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew north of Swan island mid morning, west of Swan island late afternoon
2 Marsh Harrier
Barn Owl southside

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

6 Whooper Swan off 1st field late afternoon then flew north-east
200+ Pink-footed Goose north in 2 skeins
2+ Egyptian Goose
54 Gadwall
58 Wigeon
8 Teal
female Scaup off Swan island
380 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew northside (on Swan island spit at dawn)
Snipe
3 Marsh Harrier
Fieldfare
2 Redwing
2 Green Woodpecker
150+ Linnet by Ouzel Hedge

Linnets by Ouzel Hedge – Jeff Cox


Linnet by Ouzel Hedge – Jeff Cox

Long-tailed Duck still by the jetties – Justin Foradip

4th February – Hornsea Mere, KP (JL)

female Scaup SE side of Swan island
377 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew north of Swan island

ad Common Gull from KP – Jon lamplough

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

41 Gadwall
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew northside
2 Marsh Harrier
Kingfisher
2 Otter north of Swan Island mid afternoon

Grey Heron from Wassand – Steve Mason


Long-tailed Tit from Wassand – Steve Mason

2nd February – Hornsea Mere, Wassand/KP/Northside (JL)

Bittern from Wassand hide
45 Wigeon
female Scaup off Swan island
361 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
489 Goldeneye
redhead Smew northside
2 Great crested Grebe
*of interest noteworthy high counts of Pochard and Goldeneye today


January Sightings

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

63 Wigeon
female Scaup SE side of Swan island
259 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Ducks off KP jetties
redhead Smew northside
2 Marsh Harrier

redhead Smew on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

30th January – Hornsea Mere, KP (JL)

85 Greylag Goose
female Scaup SE side of Swan island
2 1w Long-tailed Ducks off KP jetties

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

female Scaup SE side of Swan island
2 1w Long-tailed Ducks of KP jetties
redhead Smew northside
2cy Caspian Gull from 15:45 (RA)
Peregrine Swan island

1w Long-tailed Duck off the jetties – Jon Lamplough

28th January – Hornsea Mere, KP (JL)

2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew
2 Great crested Grebe
Kingfisher

Goldeneye on the jetties – Jon Lamplough

27th January – Hornsea Mere, KP (JL)

121 Greylag Goose
female Scaup south side of Swan island
233 Pochard
1w Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew off 2nd field
3 Marsh Harriers
Peregrine Swan island

26th January – Hornsea Mere, Wassand/KP/Northside (JL)

2 Pink-footed Goose
Shelduck
36 Teal
female Scaup south side of Swan island
306 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck south side of KP
redhead Smew off 2nd field
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Otter from Wassand hide

South cliffs and beach (JC)

6 Meadow Pipit
3 Skylark, one singing
pair Stonechat
16 Sanderling
2 Turnstone

Turnstone – Jeff Cox



pair Stonechat at South cliffs – Jeff Cox

25th January – Hornsea Mere, Wassand/KP/Northside (JL,JC,LB)

151 Barnacle Goose
45 Gadwall
female Scaup south side of Swan island
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP
redhead Smew off Swan island
2 Goosander
Peregrine Swan island
2 Fieldfare
Green Woodpecker heard
200+ Linnet

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

193 Greylag Goose
female Scaup south side of Swan island
274 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew south side of Swan island mid morning
Snipe
Grey Wagtail KP
Kingfisher

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

Pink-footed Goose
3 Egyptian Goose
female Scaup SE side of Swan island
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP
redhead Smew northside

male Marsh Harrier – Steve Mason

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

50 Canada goose
324 Pochard
female Scaup off SE side of Swan island
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP
redhead Smew north of Swan island
2 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine

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

2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP
redhead Smew northside
2 Kingfisher

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

1w Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew west of Swan island

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

140 Greylag Goose
Pink-footed Goose
72 Gadwall
74 Wigeon
26 Teal
284 Pochard
1w Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew northside
2 Goosander
Peregrine
Kingfisher

Goldcrest – Steve Mason

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

4 Egyptian Goose
female Scaup off Swan island
1w Long-tailed Duck off KP
redhead Smew northside
4 Grey Heron
Redshank
Red Kite over Wassand (SM)

Red Kite over Wassand – Steve Mason


drake Goldeneye on the Mere – Steve Mason


Otter from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Otter from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

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

Pink-footed Goose
56 Gadwall
51 Teal
female Scaup west of Swan island
370 Tufted Duck
272 Pochard
1w Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew northside
470 Coot
2 Mediterranean Gull (both 2w)

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

2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew northside
2 Mediterranean Gull (ad & 2w)
2w Glaucous Gull west over Seaton

14th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,RL,PS)

Pink-footed Goose
Shelduck
3 Shoveler
285 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew northside + close off 2nd field in afternoon

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

16 Teal
female Scaup west of Swan island
297 Pochard
2 1w Long-tailed Duck off KP
redhead Smew west of Swan island
2 Marsh Harrier
2w Mediterranean Gull
3 Otter seen together from Wassand Hide mid morning (SM)

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

43 Canada Goose
72 Wigeon
307 Pochard
2 Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
270 Goldeneye
redhead Smew north side

Red-throated Diver off Hornsea seafront – Roy Lyon

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

91 Wigeon
14 Teal
female Scaup north of Swan island
275 Pochard
2 juv Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew northside

10th January – Hornsea Mere, KP (JC)

2 Long-tailed Duck
196 Pochard
2 Grey Heron
Kingfisher

Sanderling on Hornsea beach today – Jeff Cox

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

female Scaup north of Swan island
294 Pochard
juv Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew north of Swan island
2 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine

Long-tailed Tit in Wassand – Steve Mason


part of the Barnacle Goose flock over the Mere – Steve Mason


Kestrel at the Mere – Steve Mason

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

82 Gadwall
291 Wigeon
63 Teal
278 Pochard
2 juv Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew northside

Roe Deer near the Mere early in the year – Steve Mason

Great Spotted Woodpecker in Wassand – Steve Mason

7th January – Hornsea Mere, Northside/Wassand (JL,JC,RL,EH)

1 Long-tailed Duck off jetties
redhead Smew NW of Swan Island
2 Marsh Harrier
Green Woodpecker
3 Jay

Green Woodpecker in Wassand – Roy Lyon


male Marsh Harrier in Wassand – Roy Lyon


male Marsh Harrier in Wassand – Roy Lyon


Marsh Harrier in Wassand – Roy Lyon

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

158 Greylag Goose
31 Teal
female Scaup off Swan island
242 Pochard
juv Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
212 Goldeneye
redhead Smew northside
Little Egret
2 Peregrine
adult Mediterranean Gull

5th January – Hornsea Mere, KP/Northside (JL,RL,ML,JC)

c146 Barnacle Goose
Pink-footed Goose
Pintail
5 Shoveler
129 Gadwall
119 Wigeon
53 Teal
3 female Scaup off KP/Swan island
145 Pochard
2 juv Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
192 Goldeneye
redhead Smew north of Swan island
Red Kite southside
220+ Linnet by Ouzel Hedge
4+ Yellowhammer
4 Bullfinch
3 Greenfinch

juv Long-tailed Duck off the jetties – Roy Lyon

4th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,MI,BMJ,LB)

Pintail
93 Gadwall
13 Teal
2 female Scaup west of Swan island
250 Pochard
2 juv Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
180 Goldeneye
redhead Smew northside
2 Great crested Grebe
244 Cormorant
Kingfisher
Green Woodpecker heard
5 Yellowhammer

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

Pink-footed Goose
Shelduck
Pintail
11 Shoveler
2 female Scaup west of Swan island
216 Pochard
2 juv Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew northside
2 Great crested Grebe
2w Mediterranean Gull off 1st field
Kingfisher

Tundra Bean Goose south at Grimston (TI)
ad Med Gull
2 Peregrine

redhead Smew still present on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

2nd January – Hornsea Mere, KP (JL)

Pintail
13 Shoveler
19 Teal
2 female Scaup north of Tree island
190 Pochard
2 juv Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
2 Marsh Harrier
12 Bullfinch at Heslop’s (LB)

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

3 Shoveler
172 Gadwall
111 Wigeon
17 Teal
2 female Scaup off Tree island
102 Pochard
2 juv Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew northside
Peregrine
Kingfisher

all is quiet on New Years Day, Kestrel from 2nd Field – Jon Lamplough


December Sightings

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

32 Canada Goose
102 Gadwall
319 Wigeon
5 Shoveler
female Scaup west of Swan island
145 Pochard
2 juv Long-tailed Duck off KP
redhead Smew northside
2 Goosander
Peregrine
Kingfisher

30th December – Hornsea Mere, KP/Southside/Wassand (JC,JF)

2 Long-tailed Duck off KP
Kingfisher
5 Cetti’s Warbler
3 Song Thrush
Sparrowhawk
Buzzard
20+ Long-tailed Tit
2 Goldcrest
2 Jay
4+ Great Spotted Woodpecker
146 Barnacle Goose

Long-tailed Tit from the Mere – Jeff Cox


Common Buzzard around 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Song Thrush from the Mere today – Justin Foradip


Grey Squirrel in Wassand – Jeff Cox

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

5 Shoveler
101 Gadwall
2 juv Long-tailed Duck off KP
21 Lapwing
Kingfisher

drake Long-tailed Duck + pair Eider north off Hornsea (RL,ML)

Common Gull at the Mere – Alan Walkington

28th December – Hornsea Mere, KP/Northside (JL)

2 Shoveler
147 Wigeon
131 Teal
female Scaup off KP
111 Pochard
2 juv Long-tailed Duck off KP
226 Goldeneye
redhead Smew northside
2 Peregrine Swan island
12 Lapwing

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

Pintail
443 Wigeon
48 Teal
female Scaup north of Swan island
104 Pochard
2 juv Long-tailed Duck off jetties
195 Goldeneye
redhead Smew northside
Peregrine
2w Mediterranean Gull
Kingfisher

26th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

Pintail
320 Wigeon
female Scaup northside
2 juv Long-tailed Duck KP
redhead Smew along Northside
11 Lapwing
Kingfisher

25th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

Pintail
475 Wigeon
female Scaup
130 Pochard
2 juv Long-tailed Duck
redhead Smew

redhead Smew on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

24th December – Hornsea Mere, KP/Northside (JL)

176 Wigeon
125 Pochard
female Scaup north of Tree island
2 juv Long-tailed Duck off jetties
redhead Smew northside
Bittern flew to reedbed on SE side
Kingfisher
Otter
*KP is closed until the 27th December

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

c140 Barnacle Goose
139 Gadwall
36 Teal
female Scaup
97 Pochard
2 juv Long-tailed Duck
150 Goldeneye
redhead Smew
Kingfisher

22nd December – Hornsea Mere, KP/Northside (JL,JC)

41 Canada Goose
62 Grey-lag Goose
2 Pintail
145 Gadwall
82 Wigeon
female Scaup off Tree island
2 juv Long-tailed Duck off jetties
redhead Smew
Peregrine
Kingfisher

2 juv Long-tailed Ducks off the jetties – Jeff Cox


2 juv Long-tailed Ducks off the jetties – Jeff Cox


2 juv Long-tailed Ducks off the jetties – Justin Foradip

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

135 Gadwall
16 Teal
159 Pochard
female Scaup off Tree island
2 juv Long-tailed Duck off jetties
redhead Smew north side of KP mid morning
drake Goosander
*of interest a sighting of ringed Black-headed Gull (adult 3 years +) on KP courtesy of Mike Ibbotson. Yellow colour ring T4CW, ringed 22/06/19 at Zalew Mietkowaki, Dolnoslaskie, Poland

20th December – Hornsea Mere, Wassand Hide (JL)

11 Whooper Swan
Kingfisher
Otter

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

196 Wigeon
124 Teal
175 Pochard
2 juv Long-tailed Duck off KP
redhead Smew northside
Kingfisher

Kingfisher at the Mere today – Jon Lamplough

18th December – Hornsea Mere, KP (JL)

Long-tailed Duck off jetties
Little Egret

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

Pink-footed Goose
44 Teal
169 Pochard
2 juv Long-tailed Duck from KP
redhead Smew west of Swan island
Kingfisher

pair Mute Swans from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

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

107 Teal
420 Tufted Duck
181 Pochard
2 juv Long-tailed Duck (KP jetties and east side of Swan island)
110 Goldeneye
redhead Smew northside

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

c151 Barnacle Goose
5 Pink-footed Goose west
2 Pintail
116 Gadwall
8 Shoveler
115 Teal
187 Pochard
2 juv Long-tailed Duck (1 off jetties, 1 off 1st field)
redhead Smew northside

drake Goldeneye on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

4 Whooper Swan at Hornsea Lakes nr South Cliffs
2 Bullfinch

4 Whooper Swans at Hornsea Lakes – Jeff Cox


birds on a wire at Hornsea – Jeff Cox

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

18 Mute Swan
2 Pintail
4 Shoveler
360 Wigeon
33 Teal
female Scaup off KP
177 Pochard
2 juv Long-tailed Duck off KP
redhead Smew northside
Little Egret
Peregrine
Redshank
Snipe
Kingfisher

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

c540 Wigeon
140 Pochard
juv Long-tailed Duck KP jetties
redhead Smew northside
Kingfisher

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

320 Wigeon
34 Teal
168 Pochard
juv Long-tailed Duck KP jetties
redhead Smew northside
2 Goosander Heslops

ringtail Hen Harrier flew north at Grimston late morning (TI)

10th December – Hornsea Mere, Northside (JL)

27 Teal
redhead Smew
1+ Peregrine
Kingfisher

Fox in Wassand – Steve Mason


Roe Deer in Wassand – Steve Mason


Turnstones on south beach – Steve Mason

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

48 Teal
juv Long-tailed Duck KP
redhead Smew
2 Peregrine Swan island

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

Whooper Swan
161 Gadwall
33 Teal
117 Pochard
juv Long-tailed Duck KP jetties
redhead Smew off Lady island

Whooper Swan with Mute Swans – Steve Mason


Whooper Swan on the Mere – Steve Mason

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

Whooper Swan
c140 Barnacle Goose
7 Pintail
2 Shoveler
135 Gadwall
120 Wigeon
31 Teal
88 Pochard
juv Long-tailed Duck off Swan island/KP jetties
redhead Smew on northside
2 Marsh Harrier
5 Meadow Pipit 1st field

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

2 Egyptian Goose west
2 Shoveler
82 Gadwall
414 Wigeon
17 Teal
redhead Smew off Lady island
Goosander
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Redshank
2w Mediterranean Gull

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

104 Gadwall
c90 Wigeon
16 Teal
83 Pochard
juv Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew

Long-tailed Duck off the jetties today – Dicky Ticker


Long-tailed Duck off the jetties today – Dicky Ticker

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

86 Gadwall
66 Pochard
juv Long-tailed Duck off jetties
redhead Smew off Heslops at dusk
Little Egret
Peregrine

3rd December – Hornsea Mere, KP/Northside (JL,JC,TI)

61 Teal
2 Scaup Tree island
juv Long-tailed Duck KP
redhead Smew
Jay
Chiffchaff calling along Atwick Road, Hornsea

3 Whooper Swan south over Mappleton around 09:00 (TI)

Long-tailed Duck off the jetties – Pete Martin


Long-tailed Duck off the jetties – Alan Walkington

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

c45 Pink-footed Goose west
drake Scaup near Tree island
juv Long-tailed Duck KP jetties
redhead Smew northside
Little Egret
Peregrine

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

46 Pink-footed Goose north
107 Gadwall
2 Scaup
70 Pochard
juv Long-tailed Duck off Kirkholme jetties
redhead Smew
Goosander
Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Peregrine Swan island
Kingfisher

Great White Egret present at West Carlton (AJ)

Peregrine Falcon on Swan Island – Jon Lamplough


male Peregrine on Swan Island today – Jon Lamplough


Long-tailed Duck off the jetties – Jon Lamplough


November Sightings

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

17 Pink-footed Goose
Pintail
2 Scaup off Tree island
juv Long-tailed Duck KP
redhead Smew north side of Swan island
2 Little Egret
c70 Lapwing
Kingfisher
Chiffchaff 2nd field

29th November – Hornsea Mere, KP/Northside (JL)

c120 Pink-footed Goose south
2 Scaup KP
juv Long-tailed Duck KP jetties
redhead Smew

redhead Smew – Jon Lamplough

28th November – Hornsea Mere, KP/Northside (JL)

c260 Grey-lag Goose
100 Gadwall
169 Wigeon
2 Scaup (ad drake & 1w drake) KP
70 Pochard
juv Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew northside
2+ Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
Otter

1w drk and drk Scaup on the Mere today – Jon Lamplough

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

64 Gadwall
87 Wigeon
1w drake Scaup KP
46 Pochard
juv Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew north side

25th November – Barmston (PM)

25+ Twite on the beach

Sanderling on Hornsea south beach – Steve Mason


Turnstone on Hornsea south beach – Steve Mason


Oystercatcher off Hornsea – Steve Mason


Great-black backed Gull off south beach Hornsea – Steve Mason

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

10 Teal
Scaup
460 Tufted Duck
47 Pochard
juv Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
160 Goldeneye
redhead Smew
Kingfisher
30 Reed Bunting
3+ Yellowhammer

23rd November – Hornsea Mere, Northside/KP (JL,JC,RL,EH)

140+ Barnacle Goose
juv Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew
6 Sanderling Hornsea south beach
Peregrine

redhead Smew – Roy Lyon


redhead Smew along the Northside – Erich Hediger


Long-tailed Duck still from the jetties/East End – Roy Lyon


Long-tailed Duck still from the jetties/East End – Roy Lyon

22nd November – Hornsea Mere, KP/Northside (JL)

2 White-fronted Goose south
Shelduck
Scaup KP
juv Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew

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

157 Wigeon
2 Scaup KP
juv Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew

1w drake Scaup from KP – Jon Lamplough

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

2 Scaup KP
juv Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew
drake Goosander

redhead Smew mainly seen along the Northside of the Mere – Jon Lamplough


recent pic of a Marsh Harrier in Wassand – Steve Mason


cock Pheasant in Wassand – Steve Mason


belated pic of a Grass Snake in Wassand – Steve Mason

19th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,TI,MR)

White-fronted Goose flew north 07.10
Scaup off KP/Swan Island
juv Long-tailed Duck off KP jetties
redhead Smew
Little Egret
Snipe
3+ Water Rail
2 Marsh Harrier
Kingfisher
6+ Pied Wagtail flooded area of Heslops’s
Grey Wagtail
Chiffchaff at KP
6+ Siskin at KP
Otter

juv Long-tailed Duck by the jetties at KP – Jon Lamplough


juv Long-tailed Duck by the jetties at KP, KP closed this afternoon – Jon Lamplough

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

c170 Pink-footed Goose south + approx 130 south over Far Grange (JH)
Scaup
juv Long-tailed Duck
redhead Smew
drake Goosander
3 Marsh Harrier
2 Kingfisher

juv Long-tailed Duck by the jetties at KP – Alan Elkin

17th November – Hornsea Mere (JL)

redhead Smew
2 Goosander

6 Whooper Swans in stubble field south of Barmston (PM)

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

31 Teal
juv Long-tailed Duck
206 Goldeneye
redhead Smew
Kingfisher
Chiffchaff
Otter

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

113 Pochard
2 Scaup
redhead Smew
drake Goosander
Slavonian Grebe off 2nd field/Heslops
2 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
Kingfisher

Kingfisher at the Mere – Jon Lamplough

14th November – Hornsea Mere, Northside (JL)

redhead Smew
3 Little Egret

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

10 Whooper Swan briefly off 2nd field
107 Pochard
Scaup from KP
Long-tailed Duck
redhead Smew
Snipe
Kingfisher
Mink

Grimston (TI)

Pallas’s Warbler – the elusive individual seen briefly several times between 12:30-14:30
2+ Chiffchaff

Pallas’s Warbler at Grimston


Pallas’s Warbler at Grimston


Whooper Swans late afternoon at the Mere – Jon Lamplough

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

30 Teal
77 Pochard
2 Common Scoter
juvenile Long-tailed Duck
redhead Smew

11th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,MR)

3 Whooper Swan off 1st Field in afternoon, flew south 15:20
3 Common Scoter off 2nd Field
redhead Smew
3 Marsh Harrier
3 Kestrel
Tawny Owl

12 Twite at Barmston in afternoon (PM)

Whooper Swans checking out of the Mere


Night shift workers in 2nd Field, always cranky

10th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

9 Whooper Swan off 1st Field then flew west
58 Pink-footed Goose south
redhead Smew
Otter

Hornsea seawatch 06:52-10:06 (JL,JC)

Teal 17 north
Wigeon 3 north, 20 south
Goldeneye 1 north
Eider 4 north
Common Scoter 22 north, 30 south
Red-throated Diver 4 north, 5 south
Pomarine Skua 2 juv north
Little Auk 1 north

Grimston (TI)

Pallas’s Warbler till midday
2 Blackcap
2+ Chiffchaff
Redpoll sp.
Kingfisher

Common Buzzard over Grimston


Chiffchaff at Grimston

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

4 Whooper Swan briefly then flew north
108 Pochard
4 Scaup
juv Long-tailed Duck
redhead Smew
Little Egret
2+ Snipe
Redshank
3 Marsh Harrier
Tawny Owl
2 Kingfisher
2+ Chiffchaff (inc 1 giving a tristis type call in Heslop’s)

5 Whooper Swan (4ads + juv) at West Carlton late morning
2 Redshank, 250+ Lapwing

often heard and seldom seen at the Mere, Tawny Owl along the southside – Jon Lamplough


Tawny Owl at the Mere – Jeff Cox


Stonechat at Aldbrough – Roy Lyon


Stonechat at Aldbrough – Roy Lyon


Barn Owl at Aldbrough – Roy Lyon

8th November – Hornsea Mere, KP/Northside (JL)

62 Teal
75 Pochard
3 Scaup KP
juv Long-tailed Duck KP
redhead Smew

Hornsea seawatch 06:50-07:25

Little Auk north

7th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

juv Long-tailed Duck
redhead Smew
drake Goosander
Peregrine

redhead Smew on the Mere today – Jon Lamplough

6th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,AE,MR)

44 Whooper Swan south (3,8,18,15)
229 (150,79) Pink-footed Goose south
45 Teal
3 Scaup KP
redhead Smew north west of Swan island
juv Long-tailed Duck west of Swan island, off 2nd field late afternoon
Spotted Redshank flew north
4 Snipe
Little Egret
4 Marsh Harrier
Chiffchaff 2nd Field
7+ Skylark
2 Bullfinch

Whooper Swans heading south over 2nd Field


part of the group of 18 Whooper Swans on the Mere late morning – Alan Elkin


upto 200 Siskin dropped in at Aldbrough today, birds also noted at Cowden and the Mere – Ade Johnson


Siskin – Bill Harkleroad

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

60+ Pink-footed Goose south over Mere
2 Pintail
90+ Teal
1+ Scaup
94 Pochard
redhead Smew
2 Goosander
juv Long-tailed Duck
4 Marsh Harrier
30+ Siskin over East end

Hornsea seawatch 14:00-16:00 (RL et al)

2 Arctic Skua south
1 Little Auk south
3 Kittiwake north
3 Goldeneye north
52 Common Scoter north

Common Scoters passing north off Hornsea this afternoon – Roy Lyon

Grimston early am seawatch (TI)

9 Pomarine Skua
Arctic Skua
Bonxie
Great Northern Diver south
2 Red-breasted Merganser
7 Goldeneye
2 Velvet Scoter
Brent Goose

Mappleton 09:00-11:30 (MR,MT)

3 Brent Goose
2 Bonxie
1 Pomarine Skua
2 Little Auk north 11:10
2 Red-breasted Merganser
2 Long-tailed Duck
1 Woodcock in off onto clifftop

Roe Deer near the Mere, one looking at the others rear – Steve Mason


recent image of a Cormorant in Wassand – Steve Mason

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

69 Pochard
redhead Smew
juv Long-tailed Duck
Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
Kingfisher

Flood water West Carlton to New Ellerby (MI)

500+ Wigeon
150+ Teal
15 Grey Heron
250+ Lapwing
35 Curlew
450+ Common Gull
350+ Black-headed Gull
2000 Starling

Kingfisher from the Mere – Jon Lamplough

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

White-fronted Goose flew east
350 Pink-footed Goose north + 60 south
3 Pintail
2 Scaup off KP
75 Pochard
redhead Smew off Heslops
Long-tailed Duck off Heslops
Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier

Aldbrough (AJ,MI)

3 Snow Bunting in clifftop field
3 Pintail at West Carlton on flood (MI)

male Snow Bunting at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

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

146 Barnacle Goose
52 Teal
59 Pochard
140 Goldeneye
juv Long-tailed Duck
Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
Kingfisher
Stonechat 1st Field
3 Redwing
5 Meadow Pipit
4 Yellowhammer by Ouzel Hedge

Goldeneye over the Mere – Jeff Cox


Little Grebe on the Mere – Jeff Cox


October Sightings

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

2 Shelduck
49 Teal
2 Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
117 Goldeneye
redhead Smew late afternoon
Great white Egret flew east
Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
Peregrine

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

2 Scaup
51 Pochard
Long tailed Duck
85 Goldeneye
5 Great white Egret (4 flew north early morning, 1 on Tree island mid afternoon, then flew to the west end)
2 Little Egret
4 Marsh Harrier

drake Scaup at West Carlton on flood (AJ)

recordshot of the drake Scaup at West Carlton – Ade Johnson

29th October – Hornsea seawatch 06:33-10:25 14:02-15:56 (JL)

dark-bellied Brent Goose 5 north
Pintail 2 north
Mallard 4 north
Wigeon 131 north, 33 south
Teal 118 north
Tufted Duck 8 north
Scaup 3 north
Goldeneye 16 north
Long tailed Duck 1 north
Common Scoter 894 north, 78 south
Velvet Scoter 1 north, 3 south
Eider 13 north
Red-throated Diver 25 north, 9 south
Great northern Diver 2 north
Great crested Grebe 3 north
Knot 1 south
Curlew 1 north
Pomarine Skua 2 north
Little Auk 38 north
Puffin 1 north
Black Guillemot 1 north (15.25)
Short-eared Owl 1 south

Mappleton 08:15-10:00 (MR)

7 Little Auks north
Great Northern Diver north
3 Velvet Scoter south
Scaup north
Red-breasted Merganser on sea

Cowden 15:00-16:20

3 Little Auk north (inc 1 on sea)
256+ Common Scoter north
Long-tailed Duck north
6 Eider
2 Short-eared Owl south

Hornsea Mere

3 Scaup off KP
Pintail
Long-tailed Duck off 1st Field/East end
3 Little Egret
Snipe

Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

2 Snow Bunting

Great White Egret still at West Carlton

Snow Bunting at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


Snow Buntings at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

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

32 Whooper Swan south (7,9,11,1,4)
Pintail
3 Scaup
98 Goldeneye
3 Goosander
Great White Egret
3 Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
Stonechat

Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

1 Snow Bunting

1 Great White Egret at West Carlton

Great White Egret over the Mere – Alan Elkin

27th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,JC)

82 Whooper Swan south (parties of 4,7,22,25,9,18)
56 Gadwall
66 Pochard
3 Scaup
37 Goldeneye
redhead Smew
10 Great crested Grebe
Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
40 Lapwing south
Kingfisher

24 (15,9) Whooper Swans south off Hornsea seafront early morning
17 Sanderling

15 Whoopers heading south off Hornsea – Jeff Cox


18 Whooper Swans heading south over the Mere – Jeff Cox


Pied Wagtail on the jetties – Jeff Cox

26th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,LB,JC)

7 Whooper Swan south
c100 Pink-footed Goose south
114 Shoveler
76 Pochard
fem Marsh Harrier
Great white Egret
3 Little Egret
Kingfisher

1 Great White Egret at West Carlton on flood (AJ)

Whooper Swans on the Mere – Simon Pugh


Whooper Swans on the Mere – Simon Pugh


Fox in Wassand – Simon Pugh


Otter in Wassand – Simon Pugh

25th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand (JL,JC,LB,CH)

c96 Whooper Swan south (parties of c30,1,61,4)
c100 Pink-footed Goose
2 Shelduck
80+ Teal
41 Pochard
3 Scaup KP
46 Goldeneye
2 Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Kingfisher
28 Lapwing south
25+ Bearded Tit seen at the west end of Wassand/Decoy
Stonechat

Lapwing over the Southside – Jeff Cox


Otter at the Mere today – Jeff Cox

24th October – Hornsea Mere, Kirkholme Point (JL)

3 Scaup
2 Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
adult Mediterranean Gull
Kingfisher
2 Stonechat

Cormorant from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Little Egret from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Wassand Wabbit – Steve Mason

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

144+ Barnacle Goose
Pintail
34 Teal
3 Scaup
36 Goldeneye
Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine at Cowden (PM)
Kestrel
good no’s of mixed finches by Ouzel Hedge

Greenfinch by Ouzel Hedge – Jeff Cox


Chaffinch by Ouzel Hedge – Jeff Cox


a Mere Kestrel – Jeff Cox


Grey Squirrel – Justin Foradip

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

34 Whooper Swan by late afternoon (2,9,2,21)
redhead Smew from KP late afternoon
3 Scaup off KP
Great white Egret
2 Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
Redshank
Kingfisher

21st October – Hornsea seawatch (JL)

7:25 – 10:10 & 15:07 – 16:40

Pintail 1 north
Mallard 2 north
Wigeon 135 north
Teal 71 north, 26 south
Tufted Duck 3 north
Eider 7 north
Goldeneye 4 north, 1 south
Red-breasted Merganser 1 north
Common Scoter 246 north, 16 south
Great crested Grebe 1 north
Red-throated Diver 10 north, 6 south
Manx Shearwater 1 north
Peregrine 1 north
Curlew 3 north
Great Skua 17 north
Pomarine Skua 1 juv north
Arctic Skua 1 north
Little Gull 1 north
Little Auk 12 north

additional seawatch birds (RL,ML,PS)

4 Pintail
c90 Common Scoter
1 Bonxie
1 Arctic Skua
2 Sandwich Tern
good no’s Kittiwake, Auks and Gannet

Welcome to Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Arctic Skua north off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Common Scoters passing north off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

20th October – Hornsea Mere, Kirkholme Point (JL)

2 Scaup
2 Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
Little Gull

26 Whooper Swan south at Grimston (TI)

Scaup from KP – Jon Lamplough

19th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,JC,LB,MR)

Red-throated Diver flew high south over Southorpe Road 11:11
60 Pink-footed Goose south
Shelduck
2 Scaup
redhead Smew from KP
drake Mandarin from KP flew west
2 Redshank
4+ Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
2 Little Gull
2 Stonechat 1st field
2 Bearded Tit 1st field reedbed
1 Swallow over Heslop’s
1 Redpoll over Heslop’s

redhead Smew from KP – Alan Walkington


drake Mandarin off KP, flew off west in afternoon – Alan Elkin


Cetti’s Warbler from the Mere – Jon Lamplough

18th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,MR,LB,TM)

c149 Barnacle Goose
3 Scaup
redhead Smew from KP
2 Common Scoter
2 Little Gull
3 Little Egret
3 Marsh Harrier
Snipe
4 Stonechat 1st Field

3 Great White Egret at West Carlton (LI)
1 Whooper Swan south off Mappleton
17 Pink-footed Goose south at Mappleton

Smew in Bull Hole


Smew with Tufted Duck off KP


Snipe in 1st Field

17th October – Hornsea Mere, Kirkholme Point (JL,MI)

4 Pintail
2 Garganey north side of Swan island
Scaup
17 Goldeneye
redhead Smew north side of KP
14 Great crested Grebe
Great white Egret
Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Little Gull
Kingfisher

Hornsea seafront seawatch (RL,ML)

a raft of duck on the sea contained 5 Velvet Scoter, Common Scoter and 3 Tufted Duck.
Puffin
5 Knot south
good no’s Red-throated diver

redhead Smew off KP – Roy Lyon


part of the duck flock off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


part of the duck flock off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Smew over KP – Dicky Ticker


Smew over KP – Dicky Ticker

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

c110 Pink-footed Goose over north-west
57 Pochard
Scaup
redhead Smew
12 Little Grebe
10 Great crested Grebe
2 Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
6 Lapwing
3 Little Gull

West Carlton (AJ)

2 Great White Egret
10+ Grey Heron
2 Marsh Harrier
3 Common Buzzard

15th October – Hornsea Mere, Kirkholme Point/Southside (JL,LB)

340 Pink-footed Goose over south
8 Pintail
c130 Shoveler
c450 Wigeon
240 Teal
Scaup
redhead Smew northside of KP
14 Little Grebe
Little Egret
4 Little Gull

West Carlton (MI,AJ)

2 Great white Egret
12 Grey Heron
cream crown Marsh Harrier
2 Common Buzzard

redhead Smew from KP this morning – Jon Lamplough


recordshot of Great White Egret at West Carlton – Ade Johnson


second Great White Egret at West Carlton, almost certainly site firsts – Ade Johnson

14th October – Hornsea Mere, KP (JL)

6 Whooper Swan
73 Pink-footed Goose north west
5 Pintail
67 Pochard
2 Little Egret
5 Little Gull
2 Kingfisher

13th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

32 Pink-footed Goose south
149 Barnacle Goose
91 Pochard
29 Goldeneye
Little Egret
Peregrine
4 Little Gull
2w Mediterranean Gull
Kingfisher

Grimston – (TI)

a afternoon arrival of c800 Siskin included a flock of 500

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

25 Whooper Swan (parties of 3,17 and 5)
c300 Pink-footed Goose over
c30 Teal
84 Pochard
Scaup
17 Goldeneye
Velvet Scoter
Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Little Gull

Grimston – (TI)

1 Great White Egret
31 Whooper Swan south
250+ Pink-footed Goose south
1+ Brambling, 2+ Redpoll, 2+ Siskin
2 Grey Wagtail, 3+ Rock Pipit
1 Kingfisher (Grimston scarcity)
1 Lapland Bunting south

Whooper Swans off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


Common Buzzard over Wassand – Steve Mason

11th October – Hornsea Mere, KP/Northside (JL,LB)

c120 Shoveler
73 Pochard
Velvet Scoter
Little Egret
Peregrine
Little Gull
Kingfisher

10th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MR,MI,LB,BH)

c164 Barnacle Goose
226 Shoveler
2 Garganey north east side of Swan island
60 Pochard
7 Red-crested Pochard (4 drakes)
Velvet Scoter off 2nd field
2 Little Gull
3 Marsh Harrier
Common Sandpiper
1 House Martin
Grey Wagtail

Barnacle Geese off Southorpe Road – Bill Harkleroad


Common Buzzard over 1st Field – Bill Harkleroad

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

c220 Pink-footed Goose over
77 Pochard
12 Goldeneye
Velvet Scoter off 2nd field
5 Little Egret
23 Lapwing
Marsh Harrier
Little Gull
3 House Martin south
Whinchat 1st field

Kingfisher from Wassand Hide – Simon Pugh


Kingfisher from Wassand Hide – Simon Pugh

8th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,LB)

3 Whooper Swan
44 Pochard
16 Little Grebe
4 Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
Common Sandpiper
Little Gull
12+ Bearded Tit from Wassand (SM)
Whinchat 1st field

3 Whooper Swans off 1st Field this afternoon – Jon Lamplough

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

151 Barnacle Goose
41 Pochard
Scaup
15 Goldeneye
12 Little Grebe
1 Great White Egret + 2nd bird flew in from south-east late morning
6 Little Egret
Osprey off 1st Field at 11:30 flew south
Marsh Harrier
Common Sandpiper
Snipe
3 Little Gull
4 Swallow
2 Jay
Whinchat 1st field
5 Chiffchaff
c120 Goldfinch by Ouzel Hedge

Grimston – (TI)

Dusky Warbler (for 2nd day)
Redstart
Black Redstart
several Ring Ouzel
Great White Egret north

Rolston – (GR)

Great Grey Shrike briefly on the clifftop around 15:15

Grasshopper Warbler caught and ringed at Grimston – Tim Isherwood


Kingfisher from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox

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

2 Pink-footed Goose
2 Pintail
320+ Wigeon
470+ Tufted Duck
36 Pochard
Velvet Scoter off 2nd field
8 Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
5 Little Gull
Kingfisher
Whinchat 1st field

Grimston – (TI)

2 Redstart
2 Ring Ouzel
150+ Redwing
3 Brambling
probable Dusky Warbler seen late on

Velvet Scoter off 2nd Field – Jon Lamplough


Grey Heron on Wassand – Steve Mason


Great White Egret – Steve Mason

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

4 Pintail
156 Shoveler
19 Wigeon
95 Teal
22 Pochard
Scaup
12 Goldeneye
4 Little Egret
3 Marsh Harrier
Common Sandpiper
Snipe
6 Little Gull
Whinchat

4th October – Cowden (TM,AG)

Wryneck seen mid morning but no sign in afternoon + Yellow-browed Warbler heard

Grimston (TI)

4 (3 new birds) Yellow-browed Warbler
2 Whooper Swan
Jay
4 Swallow + 6 House Martin
20 Chiffchaff

Aldbrough (AJ)

Yellow-browed Warbler

Hornsea Mere (LB)

2 Dunlin + Whinchat 1st Field

3rd October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (MR,JC,AE,LB)

143+ Barnacle Goose
1 Whooper Swan
10 Little Grebe
11 Goldeneye
2 Pintail near Tree Island
4+ Little Egret
1 Great White Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
Water Rail
2 Common Sandpiper
Snipe
4 Little Gull
Whinchat
36 Pied Wagtail
2 House Martin
3 Swallow
11+ Skylark
Comma in Heslop’s

Yellow-browed Warbler at Grimston (TI)
6 ad Whooper Swan south
1 dark-bellied Brent Goose north
2 Redwing
Redstart
Brambling + 3 Siskin
and good numbers of common migrants in afternoon

Whinchat in 1st Field – Alan Elkin


Water Rail off 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Snipe off 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Kingfisher – Jeff Cox


a couple of Roe Deer near the Mere late in the year – Justin Foradip

2nd October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (MR)

146 Barnacle Goose + 12 over north (5+6+1)
79+ Pink-footed Goose
10 Little Grebe
6 Whooper Swan
8 Goldeneye
6+ Little Egret
1 Dunlin
4 Little Gull
Peregrine
Marsh Harrier
2 House Martin
1 Swallow
2 Kingfisher

8 Barnacle Goose north off Cowden
Bonxie south
4 Eider south
3 Rock Pipit
2 Wheatear
Stonechat
Grey Wagtail

Rock Pipit at Cowden


Kestrel along the Cowden clifftop


Tree Sparrow at Cowden


Dunlin on KP


Pink-footed Geese over the Mere


Little Gull off KP


Great Crested Grebe off 2nd Field

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

Whinchat
3 Chiffchaff
7 Goldeneye
3 Little Egret
Sparrowhawk

Sooty Shearwater + Manx Shearwater
3 Pomarine Skua north in a short seawatch off Hornsea upto 08:30 (TI)

7 Arctic Skua, 6 Manx Shearwater and Great Northern Diver off Hornsea around midday (TI)

Yellow-browed Warbler at Aldbrough (AJ)

belated pic of the juv Black Tern from Saturday – Alan Walkington


September Sightings

30th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand (JC,SP)

140+ Barnacle Goose
2 Great White Egret
8 Little Egret
11 Little Grebe
9 Great Crested Grebe
2 Whinchat
3 Chiff Chaff
9 Tree Sparrow

Yellow-browed Warbler at Stream Dyke (LI)
Red Kite over Mappleton (GR)
2 Yellow-browed Warbler at Grimston (TI)

Whinchat in 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Great White Egret from Wassand – Simon Pugh


Great White Egret from Wassand – Simon Pugh

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

juv Black Tern
Great White Egret
3 Little Egret
31 Teal
8 Little Grebe
2 Goldeneye
5 Shoveler
Snipe
7+ Bullfinch on 2nd field bank
140+ Barnacle Goose
Jay

Yellow-browed Warbler at Grimston (TI)
Swift + Wheatear
Manx Shearwater
21 Arctic Skua
11 Bonxie
350+ Little Gull
Red-breasted Merganser
2 Purple Sandpiper
Whale sp. seen heading south

Great White Egret off 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Teal over the Mere – Justin Foradip


3 Roe Deer in the clear near the Mere – Justin Foradip

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

3 Goldeneye
18 Little Grebe
2 Great white Egret
14 Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
Common Sandpiper
2 Black-tailed Godwit from KP
Snipe
18 Little Gull
juv Black Tern
2 Grey Wagtail
3 Swallow

Black-tailed Godwits from KP – Jon Lamplough


Black-tailed Godwit from KP – Jon Lamplough


Black-tailed Godwit from KP – Alan Walkington

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

c146 Barnacle Goose
3 Goldeneye
Goosander
Garganey
2 Pintail
17 Little Grebe
2 Great White Egret
Marsh Harrier
juv Peregrine
7+ Dunlin
Common Sandpiper
3 Snipe
3+ Little Gull
juv Black Tern
3 Kingfisher
28+ Skylark south of Heslop’s
2 Mistle Thrush

Black Tern from KP late morning


Black Tern from KP late morning


Black Tern from KP late morning


Black Tern from KP late morning


Black Tern from KP late morning


Black Tern and Little Gull on jetty early afternoon – Steve Mason


Black Tern off KP early afternoon – Alan Elkin


17 Little Grebe having a party on the Mere today – Jeff Cox


Dunlin – Jeff Cox

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

c146 Barnacle Goose
80+ Shoveler
50+ Wigeon
2 Goldeneye
16 Little Grebe
Great white Egret
14 Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
6 Dunlin
Ruff
Common Sandpiper
2 Snipe
3 Little Gull

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

140+ Barnacle Goose
Pintail
drake Garganey
370 Tufted Duck
17 Pochard
2 Goldeneye
21 Great crested Grebe
1+ Great white Egret
11 Little Egret
c60 Lapwing
3 Dunlin
Common Sandpiper
Redshank
2+ Greenshank
4 Snipe
Hobby
58 Little Gull
2 juv Kittiwake
25 Pied Wagtail
8 Swallow

Water Rail off 1st Field – Alan Elkin


Kingfisher off 1st Field – Alan Elkin


Great White Egret – Jeff Cox


Great White Egret – Jeff Cox

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

17 Pochard
2 Goldeneye
20 Great crested Grebe
Great white Egret
12 Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
Ruff KP
3 Dunlin
Little Stint KP
Greenshank
4 Snipe
9 Little Gull
34 Pied Wagtail south

Little Stint off KP – Jeff Cox


Little Stint off KP – Jeff Cox


Little Stint off KP – Jeff Cox


Little Stint on KP – Alan Elkin


Ruff – Jeff Cox


Ruff – Jeff Cox


Snipe – Jon Lamplough


Grey Wagtail – Jeff Cox

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

c148 Barnacle Goose
7 Pintail
29 Shoveler
360 Teal
320 Wigeon
348 Tufted Duck
13 Pochard
15 Little Grebe
14 Grey Heron
4 Great white Egret (New Mere Record)
8 Little Egret
4 Dunlin
Greenshank
4 Snipe
190 Little Gull early morning
juv Mediterranean Gull
4 Common Tern

Great White Egret also south at Grimston (TI)

3 of 4 Great White Egrets off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


Great White Egret off Swan Island, 4 birds today is a record count for the Mere – Jon Lamplough


male Bearded Tit from Wassand – Steve Mason

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

dark-bellied Brent Goose off 1st field
13 Pintail
117 Wigeon
180 Teal
Garganey off Tree Island
2 Mandarin
17 Pochard
2 Goldeneye
2 Great white Egret off 1st field in evening
10 Little Egret
Dunlin (metal ringed)
Redshank
Greenshank
4 Snipe
740 Little Gull early morning

a new bird for the Grimston recording area with an Arctic Warbler caught and ringed at the site. Richard’s Pipit also seen in the afternoon (TI)

Arctic Warbler at Grimston – Tim Isherwood

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

3 Shelduck
4 Pintail
115 Shoveler
7 Wigeon
160+ Teal
2 Garganey Tree island
2 Goldeneye
Common Scoter
25 Great crested Grebe
14 Little Grebe
11 Little Egret
Dunlin
2 Redshank
Greenshank
4 Snipe
19 Little Gull mid afternoon
2cy Mediterranean Gull
*of interest an Ocean Sunfish was seen heading south off Hornsea (JC)

Ocean Sunfish south off Hornsea – Jeff Cox

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

29 Pink-footed Goose
3+ Pintail
68 Wigeon
290+ Teal
1+ Garganey
10 Pochard
Common Scoter
11 Little Grebe
12 Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
23 Lapwing
Ruff Swan island spit
2 Dunlin
Common Sandpiper
Greenshank 1st field
Curlew
2 Snipe
26 Little Gull early morning
2100 Black-headed Gull early morning
Yellow Wagtail 1st field

Kingfisher – Steve Mason


Fox along the Southside – Jeff Cox


Roe Deer along the Southside – Jeff Cox


Dunlin – Jeff Cox

19th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

3 Mandarin
10 Pochard
10 Little Grebe
Greenshank
3 Snipe
104 Little Gull early morning

18th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MR,JH,AE)

6 Whooper Swan
142 Barnacle Goose
66 Pink-footed Goose stubble field south of Heslop’s and over Mere. Flocks of 23,41,3 over late morning/early afternoon
2 Garganey near Tree Island
c830 Teal
11 Grey Heron
8 Little Egret
Hobby
Marsh Harrier
15 Little Gull off 1st/2nd Field early afternoon
Greenshank
Snipe
Kingfisher

41 Pink-footed Goose at Cowden mid afternoon in stubble field

6 Whooper Swans from Wassand Hide at 11:10 – Alan Elkin


juv Little Gull off 1st Field


juv Little Gull off 1st Field


juv Little Gull off 1st Field


Pink-footed Geese over the Mere

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

140+ Barnacle Goose
1 Garganey
1 Goosander
6 Little Egret
Hobby
2 juv Marsh Harrier
Greenshank
2 Redshank
Kingfisher

Mappleton 07:00-09:00 (MR)

1 pale-bellied Brent Goose north
9 Bonxie
6 Arctic Skua
2 ad Pomarine Skua south 08:02
11 Manx Shearwater
21 Red-throated Diver
2 Common Scoter
Grey Plover north
3 Redshank

Cowden 15:15-19:20

3 Bonxie
5 Arctic Skua
4 ad Pomarine Skua north 18:02
1 Sooty Shearwater north 17:47
33 Manx Shearwater north
14+ Red-throated Diver
1100 Little Gull late evening
000’s Auks,Gannet,Kittiwake
18 Teal
15 Wigeon
1 Common Scoter

Goosander in Bull Hole


Little Gulls off Cowden late evening


Pomarine Skua off Cowden recordshot

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

146 Barnacle Goose (138,8)
110 Pink-footed Goose (34,73,3)
12 Little Grebe off 2nd Field
59 Teal
2 Garganey north side of Swan island
8 Pochard
Great white Egret in morning, flew SSE 12:03
6 Little Egret
Peregrine
Hobby
3 Marsh Harrier south
Ruff
Greenshank
2 Snipe
1w Mediterranean Gull
93 Little Gull early morning, 97 at 16.20
2 Whinchat KP + Heslop’s
1 Stonechat Heslop’s
Grey Wagtail east over 2nd Field
Spotted Flycatcher 1st Field

2 Leach’s Petrel off Longbeaches Hornsea late evening (LI)

25 Arctic Skua, 8 Bonxie, 7 Manx Shearwater + Sooty Shearwater off Grimston late evening (TI)

8 Manx Shearwater, 18 Red-throated Diver, 3 Stonechat + 3 Wheatear at Cowden (MR)

Spotted Flycatcher in 1st Field


Pink-footed Geese over the Mere late morning


Greenshank off 2nd Field


Wheatear on Cowden cliffs


Guillemot off Cowden

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

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

Reed Warbler – Jon Lamplough


Spotted Flycatcher in 1st Field – Justin Foradip


Goldcrest – Jeff Cox


Wheatear on south beach – Justin Foradip

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

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

Garganey on the Mere today – Jon Lamplough

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

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

Wheatear in 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


plenty of Migrant Hawkers around the Mere – Jeff Cox


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

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

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

2 Brent Goose still at Rolston

Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


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


Great Spotted Woodpecker – Jeff Cox

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

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

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

young Great Crested Grebe – by young Jeff Cox


4 Little Grebe on the Mere – Jeff Cox

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

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

Snipe off 1st Field – Jeff Cox


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


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


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


dead eyed Dunlin – Jeff Cox


Meadow Pipit 1st Field – Jeff Cox

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

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

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

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

Cetti’s Warbler at the Mere – Jeff Cox


Ruddy Darter – Jeff Cox


Redshank, Greenshank, Little Egret – Jeff Cox

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

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

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

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

15 Pink-footed Goose at West Carlton (AJ)

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

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

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

Otter from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Garganey – Jon Lamplough


Greenshank along 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


Greenshank along 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Greenshank – Jeff Cox

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

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

Bittern from Wassand Hide – Steve Hines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Marsh Harrier from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Great White Egret – Jeff Cox


Water Rail off 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Wheatear from 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Swift over KP – Bill Harkleroad


Hobby from KP – Scott Chegg


Dunlin on KP – Scott Chegg

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

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

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

Bonxie and Arctic Skua off Grimston in evening (TI)

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

tagged juv Marsh Harrier thru Wassand/Decoy – Alan Elkin


Great White Egret over the Mere – Mike Patton


Little Egrets off 1st Field – Bill Harkleroad


Wheatear at Cowden


Brown Hawker at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson