January Sightings

31st January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

6 Shoveler
20 Pochard
female Scaup
1w female Long-tailed Duck
juv Iceland Gull
Little Egret
c35 Greenfinch near seaward end of Stream Dyke

30th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

5 Canada Goose
41 Barnacle Goose
17 Greylag Goose
Shelduck
3 Shoveler
109 Gadwall
60 Wigeon
12 Teal
1w female Long-tailed Duck
220 Goldeneye
2 Goosander
158 Coot
juv Iceland Gull
Redpoll

Goosander through the Mere – Dave Hobson

29th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

43 Barnacle Goose
290 Greylag Goose
6 Pink-footed Goose
10 Shoveler
107 Gadwall
130 Mallard
28 Teal
13 Pochard
1w female Long-tailed Duck
280 Goldeneye
195 Coot

Iceland Gull south then north at Grimston this morning

female Wigeon from KP today – Dave Hobson


Long-tailed Duck from KP today – Dave Hobson

28th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

43 Barnacle Goose
female Scaup
1w female Long-tailed Duck
juv Iceland Gull
Grey Wagtail

400+ Fieldfare between Withernwick – Aldborough

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

41 Barnacle Goose
ad White-fronted Goose
8 Shoveler
32 Wigeon
29 Teal
14 Pochard
1w female Long-tailed Duck
juv Iceland Gull

Hornsea Seawatch 07.37 – 09.55

Eider 1 north
Common Scoter 3 north, 11 south
Kittiwake 1 north
Red-throated Diver 107 north, 7 south
Great Northern Diver 1 north
Gannet 2 north
Buzzard 1 in/off

5 White-fronted Goose near Rolston

Iceland Gull off KP – Mark Robinson


Iceland Gull off KP – Mark Robinson


Iceland Gull off KP – Mark Robinson


Iceland Gull off KP – Mark Robinson

26th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside

39 Barnacle Goose
2 Shoveler
1w female Long-tailed Duck
juvenile Iceland Gull

Hornsea seawatch

07.33 – 10.40

Wigeon 3 south
Common Scoter 1 north
Great crested Grebe 3 on the sea
Kittiwake 21 north, 1 south
Red-throated Diver 335 north, 11 south
Gannet 6 north

Iceland Gull on the Mere – Roy Lyon


Iceland Gull on the Mere – Roy Lyon


Iceland Gull – Jon Lamplough

25th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

129 Canada Goose
170 Greylag Goose
21 Pink-footed Goose north
ad White-fronted Goose
7 Shoveler
79 Wigeon
153 Teal
27 Pochard
317 Tufted Duck
1w female Long-tailed Duck
267 Goldeneye
166 Coot

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

99 Canada Goose
450 Greylag Goose
52 Mute Swan
24 Shoveler
161 Gadwall
360 Mallard
202 Teal
20 Pochard
313 Tufted Duck
1w female Long-tailed Duck
229 Goldeneye
Snipe

Long-tailed Duck – Jon Lamplough


Long-tailed Duck – Jon Lamplough


Long-tailed Duck – Jon Lamplough

23rd January – Hornsea Mere, Southside

209 Canada Goose
41 Barnacle Goose
97 Greylag Goose
110 Pink-footed Goose north
51 Mute Swan
9 Shoveler
142 Gadwall
136 Wigeon
287 Mallard
182 Teal
18 Pochard
285 Tufted Duck
1w Long-tailed Duck
241 Goldeneye
157 Coot

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

110 Canada Goose
325 Greylag Goose
42 Mute Swan
Shelduck
12 Shoveler
139 Gadwall
145 Wigeon
670 Mallard
255 Teal
16 Pochard
98 Tufted Duck
1w Long-tailed Duck
187 Goldeneye
153 Coot
Woodcock
Snipe
1w Mediterranean Gull
2 Lesser Black-backed Gull

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

78 Canada Goose
41 Barnacle Goose
Shelduck
Mandarin
2 Shoveler
132 Gadwall
244 Wigeon
83 Teal
3 Pochard
1w Long-tailed Duck
390 Goldeneye
172 Coot
3 Little Grebe
Woodcock
35 Redwing

Sanderling in flight from Hornsea seafront – Dave Hobson

20th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

107 Canada Goose
45 Barnacle Goose
24 Greylag Goose
3 Shoveler
123 Gadwall
230 Wigeon
232 Mallard
97 Teal
41 Pochard
460 Tufted Duck
female Scaup
1w Long-tailed Duck
170 Goldeneye
Woodcock

juv Iceland Gull at Grimston

juv Iceland Gull at Grimston today – Tim Isherwood

19th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

39 Canada Goose
43 Barnacle Goose
283 Greylag Goose
121 Gadwall
343 Wigeon
203 Mallard
112 Teal
57 Pochard
308 Tufted Duck
female Scaup
1w Long-tailed Duck
194 Goldeneye
Turnstone on KP

Turnstone by the jetties – Jon Lamplough


Red-throated Divers off Hornsea north beach – Roy Lyon

18th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

67 Canada Goose
43 Barnacle Goose
216 Greylag Goose
8 Pink-footed Goose north
6 Shoveler
86 Gadwall
244 Wigeon
154 Mallard
117 Teal
38 Pochard
340 Tufted Duck
158 Coot

17th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

70 Canada Goose
43 Barnacle Goose
44 Greylag Goose
240 Wigeon
260 Mallard
158 Teal
22 Pochard
female Scaup
156 Coot
Little Grebe
Woodcock
4 Snipe
Brambling

Sanderling feeding on a Dab – Roy Lyon


imm Great-black backed Gull feeding on crab – Roy Lyon

16th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

12 Shoveler
76 Gadwall
112 Wigeon
12 Teal
26 Pochard
335 Tufted Duck
female Scaup
1w Long-tailed Duck
163 Coot
3 Woodcock
Chiffchaff

Hornsea Seawatch 7.49 – 9.40

Common Scoter 1 north, 2 south
Kittiwake 28 north
Auk sp 1 north, 27 south
Great Skua 1 south
Red-throated Diver 19 north, 20 south
Fulmar 1 north

Skipsea 14:00-15:00

c30 Great-crested Grebe on sea
9 Red-throated Diver
6 Guillemot
ad Mediterranean Gull north

Great-crested Grebes off Skipsea – Roy Lyon


Shovelers – Jon Lamplough

15th January – Hornsea Mere – Southside

43 Barnacle Goose
88 Gadwall
160 Wigeon
39 Teal
44 Pochard
290 Tufted Duck
female Scaup
1w Long-tailed Duck
310 Goldeneye
134 Coot
2 Little Grebe

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

42 Barnacle Goose
56 Mute Swan
4 Whooper Swan
10 Shoveler
215 Wigeon
82 Mallard
18 Teal
47 Pochard
female Scaup
1w Long-tailed Duck
drake Goosander
132 Coot
80 Golden Plover
ad Mediterranean Gull
Blackcap

leucistic Squirrel in Wassand – Jon Lamplough

13th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

41 Greylag Goose 
2 Shoveler
107 Gadwall
149 Wigeon
24 Teal
41 Pochard
female Scaup
1w Long-tailed Duck
322 Goldeneye
Little Grebe
1w Mediterranean Gull

drake Goldeneye – Jon Lamplough

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

49 Pink-footed Goose south
11 Shoveler
123 Gadwall
106 Wigeon
32 Teal
41 Pochard
311 Tufted Duck
female Scaup
1w Long-tailed Duck
132 Coot
51 Redwing

11th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

56 Mute Swan
5 Shoveler
104 Gadwall
72 Wigeon
112 Mallard
20 Teal
42 Pochard
female Scaup
134 Coot
ringtail Hen Harrier flew north over Weatherhill at 15.00
Peregrine
Lesser Black-backed Gull

Stonechat and c30 Golden Plover at South Cliffs

Stonechat at South cliffs – Jeff Cox


Stonechat at South cliffs – Jeff Cox


Hornsea at sunrise – Justin Foradip

10th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

Shelduck
9 Shoveler
94 Wigeon
8 Teal
35 Pochard
311 Tufted Duck
female Scaup
1w Long-tailed Duck
345 Goldeneye
129 Coot
8 Lapwing

9th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

46 Pink-footed Goose north
Shelduck
13 Shoveler
126 Gadwall
112 Wigeon
32 Pochard
283 Tufted Duck
female Scaup
1w Long-tailed Duck
297 Goldeneye
138 Coot

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

113 Wigeon
21 Teal
female Scaup
28 Pochard
1w Long-tailed Duck
130 Coot
Bittern
8 Lapwing
ad Little Gull
Barn Owl
29 Stock Dove

Bittern through Wassand this morning – Dave Hobson

7th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside

127 Gadwall
86 Wigeon
92 Mallard
33 Pochard
female Scaup
1w Long-tailed Duck
131 Coot

2 Puffin off Hornsea seafront
31 Red-throated Diver

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

120 Pink-footed Goose south
12 Shoveler
117 Gadwall
83 Wigeon
71 Mallard
35 Pochard
316 Tufted Duck
female Scaup
1w Long-tailed Duck
256 Goldeneye
131 Coot
3 Little Grebe
Grey Wagtail

Treecreeper – Jeff Cox


Great-spotted Woodpecker – Jeff Cox


Siskin – Jeff Cox

5th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

34 Pink-footed Goose north
1w White-fronted Goose
123 Greylag Goose
132 Gadwall
88 Wigeon
72 Mallard
19 Teal
18 Pochard
230 Tufted Duck
female Scaup
1w Long-tailed Duck
328 Goldeneye
122 Coot
1w Mediterranean Gull

recent Grey Wagtail from KP – Jon Lamplough

4th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

48 Wigeon
1 Shoveler
10 Teal
21 Pochard
female Scaup
1w Long-tailed Duck
116 Coot

Hornsea seafront 14:00-15:00

upto 50 Red-throated Diver
5 Great-crested Grebe

Red-throated Divers off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Red-throated Diver off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

3rd January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

67 Pink-footed Goose
120 Wigeon
10 Shoveler
23 Teal
20 Pochard
female Scaup
123 Coot

2nd January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

c350 Pink-footed Goose north
3 Whooper Swan south
207 Wigeon
93 Mallard
2 Shoveler
13 Teal
female Scaup
1w Long-tailed Duck
3 Little Grebe
Chiffchaff

Purple Sandpiper Hornsea seafront
58 Sanderling and Chiffchaff at Northcliffe

Long-tailed Duck – Jon Lamplough

1st January – Hornsea Mere, Southside

57 Pink-footed Goose north
126 Wigeon
23 Teal
44 Pochard
female Scaup
1w Long-tailed Duck
Bittern
166 Coot
235 Lapwing


December Sightings

31st December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

female Scaup
Velvet Scoter
1w Long-tailed Duck
c85 Lapwing

30th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

5 Shoveler
40 Wigeon
37 Teal
66 Pochard
female Scaup
Velvet Scoter
Common Scoter
1w Long-tailed Duck
286 Goldeneye

12 Sanderling and 2 Rock Pipit on Hornsea seafront
Barn Owl at Rolston

29th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

2 Pintail
33 Wigeon
24 Teal
61 Pochard
female Scaup
Velvet Scoter
1w Long-tailed Duck
238 Goldeneye
23 Lapwing south

female Scaup – Jon Lamplough

28th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

56 Pink-footed Goose
155 Gadwall
70 Wigeon
33 Teal
67 Pochard
390 Tufted Duck
female Scaup
Velvet Scoter
1w Long-tailed Duck
176 Goldeneye
251 Coot

Sanderling on Hornsea front – Steve Mason

27th December – Hornsea Mere – Southside

Pink-footed Goose
180 Gadwall
92 Wigeon
28 Teal
87 Pochard
440 Tufted Duck
female Scaup
Velvet Scoter
1w Long-tailed Duck
230 Goldeneye
240 Coot
85 Fieldfare

Mute Swans through Wassand – Steve Mason

26th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

4 Pink-footed Goose
210 Wigeon
Pintail
34 Teal
71 Pochard
female Scaup
Velvet Scoter
1w Long-tailed Duck
154 Goldeneye
2 Little Grebe

Hornsea + Rolston

c50 Sanderling

Sanderlings – Roy Lyon


Barn Owl at Rolston – Roy Lyon


Barn Owl at Rolston – Roy Lyon

25th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

3 Pink-footed Goose south
71 Wigeon
50 Teal
female Scaup
53 Pochard
Velvet Scoter
1w Long-tailed Duck
160 Goldeneye
248 Coot
218 Great Black-backed Gull

Great Tit in wassand – Steve Mason

24th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

54 Pink-footed Goose
12 Shoveler
211 Gadwall
58 Wigeon
61 Teal
63 Pochard
female Scaup
Velvet Scoter
1w Long-tailed Duck
275 Coot
330 Lapwing
Little Egret

23rd December- Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

Whooper Swan
47 Canada Goose
140 Greylag Goose
75 Pink-footed Goose south
188 Gadwall
83 Wigeon
Pintail
182 Teal
69 Pochard
female Scaup
Velvet Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
265 Coot
Little Egret
280 Lapwing
Woodcock
Snipe
ad Mediterranean Gull
2 Bearded Tit

22nd December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

Whooper Swan
Pink-footed Goose
120 Wigeon
94 Teal
74 Pochard
390 Tufted Duck
female Scaup
Velvet Scoter
1w Long-tailed Duck
181 Goldeneye
260 Coot
3 Little Grebe
29 Lapwing
2 Bearded Tit
4 Siskin

Hornsea seawatch 11:00-13:00

45 Red-throated Diver north 22 south
5 Common Scoter north 6 south
5 imm Gannet south

Red-throated Diver – Roy Lyon


Red-throated Divers moving off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

21st December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

3 Whooper Swan
3 Pink-footed Goose
4 Shoveler
185 Gadwall
25 Wigeon
37 Mallard
140 Teal
76 Pochard
female Scaup
Velvet Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
205 Goldeneye
263 Coot
Snipe

14 Red-throated Diver on sea

20th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

116 Greylag Goose
26 Pink-footed Goose
4 Shoveler
60 Wigeon
115 Teal
70 Pochard
512 Tufted Duck
Velvet Scoter
162 Goldeneye
217 Coot
2 Little Grebe
Golden Plover

Long-tailed Duck – Jon Lamplough

19th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Whooper Swan
3 Pink-footed Goose
2 Pintail
390 Teal
86 Pochard
Velvet Scoter
1w Long-tailed Duck
125 Goldeneye
233 Coot
2 Little Grebe
Grey Plover
Dunlin
2 Snipe

Shoveler – Jon Lamplough

18th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Whooper Swan
9 Pink-footed Goose
220 Gadwall
28 Shoveler
330 Teal
190 Wigeon
57 Pochard
Velvet Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
217 Coot
77 Lapwing
Grey Plover
Redshank
Woodcock
179+ Great Black-backed Gull
76 Fieldfare
Bearded Titmouse

17th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Whooper Swan
221 Canada Goose
Pintail
30 Shoveler
292 Teal
380 Wigeon
51 Pochard
Velvet Scoter
juv Long-tailed Duck
2 Goosander
36 Lapwing
Grey Plover
2 Golden Plover
12 Dunlin
Snipe

16th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

1 Whooper Swan
183 Mute Swan
60 Pink-footed Goose north
1 Pintail
19 Shoveler
298 Teal
413 Tufted Duck
50 Pochard
1 Velvet Scoter
juv Long-tailed Duck
82 Goldeneye
redhead Smew
2 Golden Plover south
3 Dunlin
2 Redshank
1 Snipe

recordshot from late this afternoon of the Smew – Jon Lamplough

15th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

176 Mute Swan
120 Pink-footed Goose south
160 Canada Goose
563 Mallard
308 Gadwall
Pintail
235 Teal
460 Wigeon
36 Pochard
3 Velvet Scoter
1w Long-tailed Duck
68 Goldeneye
128 Coot
Peregrine
Dunlin
Redshank
Curlew

Hornsea seafront midday

1 Little Auk north
9+ Eider
7 Red-throated Diver

26 Golden Plover near South cliffs
40 Lapwing near South Cliffs

Golden Plover and Lapwing – Jeff Cox


Golden Plovers near South cliffs – Jeff Cox


Golden Plovers – Jeff Cox


small numbers of Redwing near South cliffs – Justin Foradip


Barnacle Geese over the frozen Mere – Jon Lamplough


Eiders off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

14th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

7 Whooper Swan
19 Pink-footed Goose north
Pintail
166 Teal
390 Wigeon
34 Pochard
3 Velvet Scoter
juv Long-tailed Duck
2 Little Grebe
25 Lapwing
1+ Golden Plover
Woodcock at Seaton

ad Mediterranean Gull Hornsea seafront
c450 feeding Gulls on tideline
6 Red-throated Diver
2 Goldeneye south
2 Golden Plover
Great-crested Grebe
imm Kittiwake north
Stonechat

Snipe feeding in a Hornsea garden today – Steve Mason


Stonechat North Promenade, Hornsea – Roy Lyon


foraging Gulls off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

13th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

10 Whooper Swan south including 5 juvs
170 Pink-footed Goose south
c450 Greylag Goose
126 Canada Goose
367 Mallard
Pintail
153 Teal
316 Wigeon
20 Pochard
3 Velvet Scoter
juv Long-tailed Duck
150 Goldeneye
Goosander
22 Lapwing
Dunlin
Snipe
2 Lesser Redpoll

Lesser Redpoll – Jon Lamplough

12th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

4 Whooper Swan
250+ Pink-footed Goose
3 Velvet Scoter
juv Long-tailed Duck
2 Woodcock
2 Snipe
2+ Bearded Tit

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

2 Whooper Swan
c240 Greylag Goose
7 Pink-footed Goose
27 Canada Goose
58 Teal
321 Tufted Duck
27 Pochard
3 Velvet Scoter
juv Long-tailed Duck
3 Little Grebe
3 Great crested Grebe
138 Coot
c230 Lapwing
Marsh Harrier
Redshank
Snipe

Water Rail in Bull Hole – Jon Lamplough


Whooper Swans heading through Decoy Channel – Jeff Cox


Whooper Swans heading through Decoy Channel – Jeff Cox


Whooper Swan in Wassand – Jeff Cox

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

1 Whooper Swan
43 Pink-footed Goose
29 Canada Goose
196 Mallard
290 Wigeon
58 Teal
352 Tufted Duck
17 Pochard
3 Velvet Scoter
juv Long-tailed Duck
Goosander
137 Coot
Snipe
35 Redwing
2 Bearded Tit
Brambling south

6 Snow Bunting at Aldbrough on clifftop

drake Shoveler from KP – Jon Lamplough

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

8 Whooper Swan (5 juvs)
Pink-footed Goose
108 Barnacle Goose
33 Shoveler
41 Teal
375 Tufted Duck
16 Pochard
3 Velvet Scoter
juv Long-tailed Duck
Goosander
Bittern
Slavonian Grebe
Great crested Grebe
149 Coot
145 Lapwing
Redshank
Snipe
2 Waxwing flew NW at Heslops, 4 at Strawberry Gardens for 2nd day
Grey Wagtail
c100 Fieldfare

Red Kite south at Aldbrough early afternoon

Slavonian Grebe on the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Velvet Scoters in flight over the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Fieldfare – Jeff Cox


Fieldfare and Redwing along the Southside – Jeff Cox

8th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

2 Whooper Swan
c190 Pink-footed Goose
52 Greylag Goose
74 Teal
72 Wigeon
13 Pochard
3 Velvet Scoter
5 Goosander (3 drakes)
Little Egret
141 Coot
7 Lapwing
Redshank
Snipe
ad Mediterranean Gull

Sanderling off Hornsea front – Roy Lyon


Norwegian rung Black-headed Gull JM88 – Roy Lyon


Barnacle Goose on the Mere – Roy Lyon

7th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

8+ Whooper Swan (4+ juvs)
30 Pink-footed Goose
7 Teal
30 Wigeon
223 Tufted Duck
9 Pochard
3 Velvet Scoter
159 Goldeneye
7 Lapwing
c60 Golden Plover
3 Redshank

Waxwing from yesterday at Sigglesthorne – Jon Lamplough

6th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

19 Whooper Swan south (9,3,2,5) all adults. 10 at Hatfield including 3 juvs
210 Pink-footed Goose
40 Wigeon
3 Velvet Scoter
152 Goldeneye
Goosander
2 Little Grebe
Redshank
Grey Wagtail
2 Waxwing Hornsea garden centre

2 Waxwings at Hornsea Garden Centre, Sigglesthorne – Roy Lyon

5th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside

4 Pink-footed Goose
168 Gadwall
3 Teal
34 Wigeon
173 Tufted Duck
1 Pochard
3 Velvet Scoter
Goosander
134 Coot
Grey Wagtail

4th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

6 Pink-footed Goose
3 Velvet Scoter
123 Goldeneye
131 Coot
Redshank
10 Whooper Swan at Hatfield

Hornsea seawatch 8.30 – 9.20

Shelduck 6 south
Common Scoter 12 north, 9 south
Red-throated Diver 1 north
Gannet 1 south

3rd December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

33 Pink-footed Goose
128 Barnacle Goose
150 Gadwall
33 Shoveler
3 Velvet Scoter
127 Coot
54 Lapwing
Dunlin
Redshank
2 Grey Wagtail

2nd December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

3 Whooper Swan + 10 near Hatfield
4 Pink-footed Goose
Shelduck
16 Teal
22 Wigeon
8 Pochard
3 Velvet Scoter
2 drake Smew
2 Goosander
Little Grebe
Great crested Grebe
Little Egret
2 Oystercatcher
22 Lapwing
Grey Plover over
Dunlin
3 Redshank
Black-tailed Godwit
ad Mediterranean Gull

1st December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

44 Whooper Swan south (13 also at Hatfield)
4 Pink-footed Goose
134 Gadwall
43 Teal
236 Tufted Duck
1w drake Scaup
4 Pochard
3 Velvet Scoter
117 Goldeneye
2 drake Smew
103 Coot
46 Lapwing

Hornsea seafront

3 Eider
8 Red-throated Diver north, 5 south
12 Sanderling
2 Turnstone

Whooper Swans heading through the Mere today – Jon Lamplough


recordshot of the 3 Velvet Scoters – Roy Lyon


colour-ringed Great black- backed Gull – Roy Lyon


Eiders south past Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Sanderling on Hornsea Beach – Roy Lyon


November Sightings

30th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

25 Whooper Swan south (5,3,1,8,8)
5 Pink-footed Goose
3 Velvet Scoter
Great crested Grebe
Redshank
4 Siskin south

4 of 8 Whooper Swans over the Mere today – Jeff Cox


juv dark-bellied Brent Goose near South Cliffs – Jeff Cox

29th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

6 Whooper Swan + 40 Whooper Swans south past Hornsea 13:20 (RL et al)
19 Pink-footed Goose
3 Pochard
3 Velvet Scoter
23 Lapwing west
Redshank
ad Little Gull

Whooper Swans passing south off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Whooper Swans passing south off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Whooper Swans passing south off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

28th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Pink-footed Goose heard flying over in the fog
3 Velvet Scoter
104 Coot
c40 Golden Plover south
ad Little Gull
20+ Redwing
4 Fieldfare
2 Bearded Tit

Hornsea seafront

3 Turnstone
2 Sanderling
1 Purple Sandpiper

Redwing along the Southside – Jeff Cox


Golden Plovers over Heslops – Jeff Cox


Purple Sandpiper and Turnstone on Hornsea seafront – Jeff Cox

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

2 Pink-footed Goose
31 Shoveler
3 Velvet Scoter
2 Goosander
Great crested Grebe
110 Lapwing NW
Snipe
ad Little Gull
c55 Redwing
Chiffchaff
2+ Bearded Tit
3 Siskin

Goosanders over the Mere – Jon Lamplough


1 of 2 Green Woodpeckers at Grimston today – Tim Isherwood

26th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

14 Pink-footed Goose
Pintail
175 Gadwall
44 Shoveler
20 Teal
3 Velvet Scoter
Peregrine
Redshank
ad Little Gull
juv Glaucous Gull mid-morning
2 Siskin

jus Glaucous Gull on the Mere mid-morning – Southside Jonny


juv Glaucous Gull on the Mere mid-morning – Justin Foradip


juv Glaucous Gull on the Mere mid-morning – Justin Foradip

25th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside

103 Pink-footed Goose
180 Gadwall
3 Velvet Scoter
2 Great crested Grebe
29 Lapwing
Redshank
ad Little Gull
Kingfisher
Grey Wagtail
35 Fieldfare
Siskin

24th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

2 Whooper Swan
2 Pink-footed Goose
32 Pochard
3 Velvet Scoter
3 Marsh Harrier
ad male Hen Harrier flew south
juv type Hen Harrier (prob male) presumably roosted Wassand 15:40 (SB)
ad Little Gull
3 Bearded Titmouse

wintering Danish rung Black-headed Gull 6TY – Roy Lyon

23rd November – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Pintail
106 Wigeon
3 Velvet Scoter
132 Goldeneye
105 Coot
Redshank
Little Gull
53+ Redwing

Goxhill/Hatfield

9 Whooper Swan
120 Fieldfare

22nd November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

6 Pink-footed Goose
126 Barnacle Goose
Pintail
54 Wigeon
324 Tufted Duck
39 Pochard
3 Velvet Scoter
129 Goldeneye
2 Goosander
Little Egret
2 Dunlin south
2 Curlew over
Snipe
ad Little Gull
2 Grey Wagtail

21st November – Hornsea Mere, Southside

155 Mute Swan
Whooper Swan (heard in early morning fog)
Pink footed Goose
Pintail
3 Velvet Scoter
135 Goldeneye
84 Coot
Redshank
ad Little Gull

2 Goosander at Aldbrough today – Ade Johnson

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

12 Pink-footed Goose south
1 Pintail
26 Pochard
2 Velvet Scoter
Common Scoter
Goosander
Red-throated Diver
Little Grebe
Knot KP
Redshank
Kingfisher

9 Whooper Swan (3 juv) near Hatfield
Woodcock and 12 Meadow Pipit at Northcliffe

Hornsea seawatch – 07.23-10.00

Shelduck 10 south
Mallard 16 south
Pintail 2 south
Teal 9 south
Wigeon 4 south
Eider 6 south
Common Scoter 6 north, 24 south
Long-tailed Duck 1 south
Goldeneye 1 south
Great northern Diver 1 south
Red-throated Diver 1 south
Great crested Grebe 1 south
Gannet 6 south
Oystercatcher 1 south
Grey Plover 2 south
Turnstone 1 south
Knot 3 south
Dunlin 39 south
Sanderling 2 south
Curlew 1 south
Little Gull 5 south
Little Auk 8 south

Knot on KP today – Jon Lamplough


Red-throated Diver in Wassand – Wayne Atkinson


Lesser Redpoll at Grimston – Tim Isherwood

19th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

An excellent day for regular Hornsea Mere watchers with a record count of 3 Velvet Scoters present this morning finally eclipsing the 2 recorded way back 23rd April 1983. A Black-throated Diver also being the first record on the Mere since 31st December 2013. And if that wasn’t enough a Long-eared Owl made the day list with the last recorded in April 2016.

8 Whooper Swan Little Hatfield (5 juv)
Shelduck
4 Pintail
1w drake Scaup
29 Pochard
3 Common Scoter (1 ad drake)
3 Velvet Scoter (all female/1w)
Goosander
Black-throated Diver on the Mere, then flew west late morning
Peregrine
Dunlin south
ad Little Gull
ad Mediterranean Gull
Grey Wagtail
Long-eared Owl on old railway line

Hornsea Seawatch 07.20 09.40 & 13.30-14.30

Shelduck 1 north
Shoveler 2 south
Teal 10 north, 20 south
Wigeon 5 south
Tufted Duck 5 south
Common Scoter 102 north, 13 south
Eider 5 north, 3 south
Goldeneye 2 north, 8 south
Red-breasted Merganser 1 south
Great northern Diver 1 south
Red-throated Diver 7 north
Great crested Grebe 2 south
Gannet 5 south
Little Gull 1 north
Skua sp 3 south
Little Auk 1 north, 1 south

Long-eared Owl on the old Hornsea Railway Line – Jon Lamplough


1 of 3 Velvet Scoter on the Mere this morning – Alan Elkin


Velvet and Common Scoter on the Mere this morning – Alan Elkin

18th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

16 Whooper Swan (11 juv) also 15 at Little Hatfield that may involve the same birds
187 Greylag Goose
juv White-fronted Goose briefly on the mere then flew west
140 Pink-footed Goose north
5 Pintail
46 Shoveler
320 Teal
43 Wigeon
271 Tufted Duck
Scaup
19 Pochard
Common Scoter
111 Goldeneye
2 Goosander
77 Coot
Great white Egret
juv Red-throated Diver
92 Lapwing south
Dunlin south
Redshank
Greenshank south
2 Little Gull (ad & 1w)
Grey Wagtail
100 Fieldfare Goxhill

Hornsea seawatch – 07:46-9:13

Brent Goose 5 south
Gadwall 2 north
Shoveler 2 south
Teal 14 north, 26 south
Wigeon 10 north, 2 south
Tufted Duck 2 south
Eider 6 south
Common Scoter 45 north, 46 south
Goldeneye 7 south
Goosander 1 south
Great northern Diver 2 north, 1 south
Black-throated Diver 1 on the sea
Red-throated Diver 10 north, 2 south
Red-necked Grebe 1 north
Great crested Grebe 1 north and 1 on sea
Gannet 4 north

regular winterer Black-headed Gull JM88 around KP – Roy Lyon


regular winterer Black-headed Gull JM88 around KP – Roy Lyon

17th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Pink-footed Goose
2 White-fronted Goose south
5 Pintail
c115 Teal
Scaup
10 Pochard
2 Goosander
Red-throated Diver
Great crested Grebe
75 Lapwing south
10 Dunlin south
Redshank
20 Little Gull (13ad,6.1w,2w)

16th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

3 Whooper Swan (also 9 at Little Hatfield and 8 south over Sigglesthorne)
8 Pintail
141 Teal
2 Scaup
212 Tufted Duck
14 Pochard
84 Goldeneye
141 Lapwing south
Golden Plover south
2 Bearded Tit

Hornsea seawatch – 12:00-13:30

2 Eider south
4 dark-bellied Brent Goose
1 Mallard
30 Teal
19 Wigeon
7 Tufted Duck
Common Scoter 50 on sea 15 north
1 Goldeneye

Cowden 08:45-10:00

7 Red-throated Diver
132+ Little Gull offshore/south
155+ Teal south
30+ Wigeon
14+ Shoveler
8 Siskin

250+ Fieldfare at Goxhill
Short-eared Owl at Aldbrough clifftop

male Bearded Titmouse – Jon lamplough


female Bearded Titmouse – Jon Lamplough


Fieldfare at Goxhill – Mark Robinson


Short-eared Owl at Aldbrough – Mark Robinson


dark-bellied Brent Geese passing Hornsea – Roy Lyon

15th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside

2 Pintail
57 Shoveler
80 Wigeon
72 Teal
216 Tufted Duck
3 Scaup
11 Pochard
99 Goldeneye
230 Lapwing south
5 Dunlin south
Curlew over
70 Redwing

Hornsea seawatch 09.20-09.30,10.07-10.37 & 13.25-15.00

Dark-bellied Brent Goose 14 south
Pintail 13 south
Shoveler 10 south
Wigeon 166 south
Teal 315 south
Tufted Duck 1 south
Pochard 1 south
Common Scoter 75 south
Eider 11 south
Red-throated Diver 2 north, 5 south
Gannet 16 south
Lapwing 15 south
Grey Plover 2 south
Turnstone 1 south
Dunlin 190 south
Bar-tailed Godwit 3 south
Curlew 1 south
Little Gull 3 south
Starling 13 south

dark-bellied Brent Geese passing south with a Cormorant – Roy Lyon


Eiders passing Hornsea – Roy Lyon

14th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Whooper Swan (c19 again near Little Hatfield)
Pink-footed Goose (several heard flying over)
4 Pintail
39 Wigeon
134 Tufted Duck
2 Pochard
50 Goldeneye
4 Goosander (3 drakes)
Golden Plover over
Grey Wagtail

5 Snow Bunting mid-morning north of Aldbrough on clifftop

13th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Pink-footed Goose (several heard flying over in the fog)
117 Barnacle Goose
10 Pochard
2+ Fieldfare
2 Bearded Tit

Aldbrough

2 Snow Bunting on clifftop
2 Redpoll + fem Blackcap

Snow Buntings at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


Snow Bunting at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

12th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

20 Whooper Swan (19,1). The flock of 19 also seen at Little Hatfield
74 Pink-footed Goose south
117 Barnacle Goose
7 Pintail
46 Shoveler
87 Teal
138 Tufted Duck
9 Pochard
2 Little Egret
Redshank
Grey Plover west
39 Golden Plover south
ad Mediterranean Gull
Siskin
4 Snow Bunting south over the south side

Cowden 09:45-12:00

12 Red-throated Diver
1 Great-crested Grebe
2 Teal
1 Little Gull north
42 Golden Plover
3 Sanderling
80+ Redwing

Grimston

Chiffchaff
2 Twite, 70+ Siskin, Redpoll
Snow Bunting
72 Pink-footed Goose
2 Stonechat, Grey Wagtail

Sanderling at Cowden – Mark Robinson


Sanderling at Cowden – Mark Robinson


Shoveler on the Mere Jon Lamplough

11th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

17 Whooper Swan south (4,9,4) + 17 (3 juvs) at Little Hatfield
8 Pink-footed Goose south
c100 Teal
169 Tufted Duck
6 Pochard
Great white Egret
Red Kite SW over Southgate cemetery
Redshank
Woodcock

Hornsea seawatch – 06:55-08:55

Common Scoter 2 south
Great northern Diver 1 south
Red-throated Diver 4 south
Gannet 2 north, 5 south
Little Gull 5 south
1+ Arctic Tern offshore
Puffin 10 north, 2 south

10th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

19 Whooper Swan (14,2,3)
8 Pintail
191 Gadwall
69 Wigeon
46 Shoveler
96 Teal
130 Tufted Duck
Pochard
Red Kite over Seaton Road 15:30
22 Golden Plover
Redshank
2 Redpoll south

Hornsea seawatch 12:15-15:15

9+ Red-throated Diver
10 Common Scoter
3 Pintail
3 Sanderling
2 Arctic Tern (ad+1w) off Morrow Ave 12:25
2 commic Tern offshore
32+ Little Gull offshore/south
2w Mediterranean Gull
15+ Gannet
4 Kittiwake
100+ auks
Tufted Duck south

Atwick Gap

w Common Tern on beach
2 Stonechat
10+ Teal south
5 Wigeon south

Stonechat at Atwick Gap – Mark Robinson


Stonechat at Atwick Gap – Mark Robinson

9th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Whooper Swan
5 Pink-footed Goose south
14 Pintail
69 Wigeon
106 Teal
151 Tufted Duck
Pochard
Redshank

juv Little Gull off Hornsea seafront early afternoon
8 Common Scoter (2 drks)
110+ Pink-footed Goose south

7 Twite at Aldbough clifftop in morning

Teal from KP – Mark Robinson


3 of 7 Twite at Aldbrough this morning – Mark Robinson

8th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

2 Whooper Swan
14 Pintail
151 Gadwall
128 Tufted Duck
73 Goldeneye
drake Goosander
Great white Egret
42 Golden Plover
Redshank
ad Mediterranean Gull

2 Shorelark north of Aldbrough on clifftop

Wigeon on KP today – Jon Lamplough

7th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

3 Whooper Swan south
14 Pintail
87 Teal
80 Tufted Duck
65 Goldeneye
drake Goosander
Redshank

Hornsea seawatch 11:30-13:20

9 Red-throated Diver
1 Great-crested Grebe
4 Common Scoter south + 1 north
25 Little Gull (3 juvs) offshore/south
1 commic Tern south
100+ auks on sea
2 Stonechat near Morrow Ave

14:00-15:40

2 Arctic Tern south
12 Little Gull south
juv skua sp. south
12 Red-throated Diver

1 Shorelark + 4 Snow Bunting on clifftop north of Aldbrough

Redshank over the Mere this morning – Jon Lamplough


2 of 4 Snow Buntings at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


Snow Bunting at Aldbrough clifftop – Ade Johnson


Little Gull south off Hornsea at least 37 moved off Hornsea this afternoon – Roy Lyon


1 of 2 Arctic Tern south off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


small skua sp. south off Hornsea this afternoon – Roy Lyon

6th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

19 Whooper Swan south (8,11)
9 Pintail
81 Teal
7 Pochard
Great white Egret
4 Redshank south
Curlew west
2 ad Mediterranean Gull
2 Grey Wagtail
12 Fieldfare

475 Fieldfare at Goxhill

ad Mediterranean Gull this morning – Jon Lamplough


juv Whooper Swan in Wassand – Steve Mason


Water Rail in Wassand – Steve Mason


Little Grebe – Steve Mason

5th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

11 Whooper Swan south (1,4,6)
115 Pink-footed Goose north
19 Pintail
52 Goldeneye
Peregrine
2w Mediterranean Gull
Grey Wagtail
Siskin south

4th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

40 Whooper Swan south (5,3,27,3,2)
c80 Pink-footed Goose
15 Pintail
93 Tufted Duck
juv/fem Ring-necked Duck
35 Goldeneye
Great white Egret
Osprey
Peregrine
Redshank

2 Short-eared Owl at Grimston

juv/fem Ring-necked Duck on the Mere – Jon Lamplough


juv/fem Ring-necked Duck – Jon Lamplough


Short-eared Owl at Grimston – Tim Isherwood


2 Short-eared Owl at Grimston – Tim Isherwood

3rd November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

79 Whooper Swan south (4,4,45,5,21)
117 Pink-footed Goose south in afternoon
18 Pintail
32 Goldeneye
Goosander
Great white Egret
juv Osprey
46 Lapwing
Redshank
Kingfisher

Hornsea seawatch – 11:00-14:00

30+ Red-throated Diver
21 Little Gull offshore then south
3 Arctic Tern offshore then south

Whooper Swans over the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Red-throated Diver off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

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

22+ Whooper Swan (20 mid-morning, 2+ Whoopers heard leaving early morning)
35 Pink-footed Goose south
15 Pintail
3 Ring-necked Duck initially south of KP, then mobile
32 Goldeneye
drake Goosander
Bittern over 1st field reedbed
3 Little Egret
juv Osprey
Woodcock
Jay west

recordshot of the 3 Ring-necked Ducks – Jon Lamplough


recordshot of the 3 Ring-necked Ducks – Jon Lamplough


2 of 3 Ring-necked Ducks off 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Ring-necked Duck briefly in Bull Hole – Mark Robinson


Ring-necked Duck briefly in Bull Hole – Mark Robinson


Whooper Swan over KP, part of a movement of 22+ birds today – Mark Robinson


Shoveler off KP – Jeff Cox

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

1 Whooper Swan + 10 west in afternoon
11 Pink-footed Goose south
c80 Wigeon
3 Pochard
juv Osprey
Common Buzzard
2 Black-tailed Godwit
1 Golden Plover
2 Jay
1 Fieldfare west

Seawatch 06:50-09:10 + 13:00-14:30

3 Whooper Swan south in afternoon
Shelduck 1 south
Wigeon 16 north, 116 south
Pintail 1 north
Teal 2 north, 86 south
Tufted Duck 4 south
1 Eider south
Common Scoter 15 north, 26 south
Goldeneye 4 south
Red-throated Diver 4 north, 1 south
Great crested Grebe 1 south
Gannet 12 north, 12 south
Grey Plover 3 south
Dunlin 92 south
Sanderling 25 south
Curlew 1 south
Skua sp 2 south
cc Marsh Harrier south in afternoon
12+ Bottle-nosed Dolphin north in afternoon

Osprey over KP mid-morning – Mark Robinson


Osprey and Marsh Harrier over the west end – Jeff Cox


Osprey and Marsh Harrier over the west end – Jeff Cox


Osprey and Marsh Harrier over the west end – Jeff Cox


1 of 3 Whooper Swan south off Hornsea – Mark Robinson


October Sightings

31st October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

18 Pink-footed Goose north
127 Barnacle Goose
2 Pintail
22 Goldeneye
juv Osprey
Grey Plover west
9 Redshank south
1+ Bearded Tit
Redpoll
Swallow south off seafront 07:35

Pallid Swift seen briefly at Grimston 09:15
7 Whooper Swan south
Red-breasted Merganser on sea
13+ Little Gull
75+ Siskin south
Stonechat

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

Pallid Swift over Northcliffe 16.00 – 16.30 then relocated feeding over Morrow avenue 16.40 – 17.02

9 Whooper Swan south
10 Pink-footed Goose north
20 Pintail
Pochard
Bittern
3 Little Egret
juv Osprey
Peregrine
2 Black-tailed Godwit west
Curlew over
Snipe
ad Med Gull
Brambling south
Siskin south

Bittern in Wassand – Steve Mason


Bittern in Wassand – Steve Mason


Bittern in Wassand – Steve Mason


Osprey in Wassand – Steve Mason


Osprey in Wassand – Steve Mason

29th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

25 Pintail
176 Teal
Pochard
Great white Egret
2 Little Egret
juv Osprey
Peregrine
c30 Lapwing
Grey Wagtail

Northcliffe

64 Golden Plover
3 Little Gull offshore
Chiffchaff
c20 Bottle-nosed Dolphin offshore

Osprey in Wassand – Steve Mason


Osprey in Wassand – Steve Mason


Osprey in Wassand – Steve Mason

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

12 Pintail
Scaup
Pochard
20 Goldeneye
Bittern over 1st field reedbed
Little Egret
Glossy Ibis flew over KP at 9.45, then again north at 10.15
Osprey
Peregrine
20 Siskin south
Redpoll west
Greenfinch west

Glossy Ibis over Kirkholme Point – Mark Robinson


Glossy Ibis over Kirkholme Point – Mark Robinson


Glossy Ibis over the East End – Mark Robinson


Convolvulus Hawkmoth at Grimston this morning – Tim Isherwood

27th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

19 Pintail
Pochard
27 Goldeneye
3 Little Egret
juv Osprey
123 Lapwing

Hornsea seawatch 10:15-13:30

11 Little Gull north + 13 south inc 2 juvs
Kittiwake north
18 Common Scoter south
2 Pintail north
7 Wigeon north 6 south
22 Gannet north

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

22 Whooper Swan south (15,5,2)
26 Pintail
18 Goldeneneye
Goosander
2 Little Egret
juv Osprey
39 Lapwing
ad Mediterranean Gull
juv Arctic Skua near the jetties mid morning. Flew east over Stream Dyke midday
Grey Wagtail
Chiffchaff

Firecrest seen briefly at Grimston

juv Arctic Skua off the jetties – Mark Robinson


Osprey from Wassand today – Rich Willison


Osprey from Wassand today – Rich Willison


Osprey from Wassand today – Rich Willison


Osprey from Wassand today – Rich Willison

25th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

115 Pink-footed Goose
132 Barnacle Goose
25 Pintail
267 Teal
121 Tufted Duck
10 Goldeneneye
10+ Goosander
Red-breasted Merganser
3 Great crested Grebe
Little Grebe
2 Little Egret
Golden Plover south
Curlew south
juv Osprey
ad Mediterranean Gull
juv Arctic Skua on the mere then flew east mid morning. Again over the mere late afternoon
Swallow
12500 Starling
3+ Redpoll over
Brambling over

Hornsea seawatch 13:00-14:00

2 Arctic Tern
ad Little Gull south
72 Pink-footed Goose south
19 Whooper Swan south

Willow Emerald Damselfly at Southorpe – Mark Robinson


Arctic Skua flying out east this morning – Mark Robinson


Arctic Skua just past Duncan Goodhew’s swimming cap – Jeff Cox


Red-breasted Merganser with Goosander – Jon Lamplough


Goosanders off Heslops – Jeff Cox

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

480 Pink-footed Goose south late afternoon
21 Pintail
87 Teal
3 Goosander
Great white Egret west
3 Little Egret
2 Curlew west
juv Osprey over west end
ringtail Hen Harrier mid afternoon
Peregrine
6+ Bearded Tit
20+ Siskin
6 Redpoll

Hornsea Seafront

Swift sp (Common/Pallid) south 08.35
Swallow south

Cowden

11 Whooper Swan south (5+6)
ringtail Hen Harrier + male Marsh Harrier
6 Golden Plover
Swallow south
3+ Snow Bunting south

ringtail Hen Harrier over Wassand/Mere – Mark Robinson


ringtail Hen Harrier over Wassand/Mere – Mark Robinson


Osprey in Wassand – Steve Mason


Osprey in Wassand – Steve Mason


Osprey in Wassand – Alan Elkin


Great White Egret late afternoon - Jon Lamplough

Water Rail in Wassand – Alan Elkin


Whooper Swans past Cowden – Mark Robinson

23rd October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

11 Pintail
Common Scoter
3+ Little Egret
Osprey over Heslops mid morning, presumably same bird over Wassand at 12.05
75 Lapwing
Redshank
14,000+ Starling
Lesser Redpoll

Northcliffe/Rolston

Peregrine
c100 Golden Plover
Curlew south
2 Rock Pipit
Stonechat
Blackcap
Chiffchaff
c30 Brambling

Osprey over the Mere today – Jon Lamplough


Brambling at Rolston – Jon Lamplough

22nd October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

6 Whooper Swan
17 Pintail
72 Tufted Duck
Common Scoter
Rough-legged Buzzard south over west end 14:55-14:57
Osprey over Decoy/Wassand 15:02
2 Great white Egret
Little Egret
4 Dunlin
7 Fieldfare west over Southorpe late afternoon
4+ Redwing
Redpoll west

Atwick clifftop/Atwick gap

57 Golden Plover
4 Pink-footed Goose
2 Stonechat

Sandwich Tern off Hornsea
2 Arctic Tern north + 1 back south
Goosander south

8 Whooper Swan south past Cowden
2 Goosander south
Dunlin south
cc Marsh Harrier south over sea
Ring Ouzel, Swallow and Lesser Whitethroat sp. at Cowden

Grimston

Great White Egret, Little Egret
Taiga Bean Goose
50 Pink-footed Goose
11 Whooper Swan
Hen Harrier, Marsh Harrier
Peregrine, Merlin
2 Grey Plover, 10 Golden Plover
20 Lapwing, 4 Dunlin
2 Stonechat
male Black Redstart
64 Rock Pipit
4 Swallow
10 Twite
8 Redpoll
3 Grey Wagtail
300 Skylark

recordshot of Rough-legged Buzzard from today – Mark Robinson


recordshot of Rough-legged Buzzard from today – Mark Robinson


Goosanders past Cowden – Mark Robinson


21st October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

22 Pintail
12 Goldeneye
Common Scoter
1w Little Gull

Northcliffe

74 Golden Plover
male Black Redstart
Wheatear
2 Chiffchaff
2 Mealy Redpoll

Grimston

Yellow-browed Warbler – the 100th individual recorded at the site

Ton up Yellow-browed Warbler at Grimston – Tim Isherwood

20th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

24 Pintail
c200 Teal
drake Scaup south of KP
2 Pochard
14 Common Scoter south of Swan island
15 Goldeneye
Goosander south
Little Grebe
3 Red-throated Diver south of Swan island
2 Little Egret
Dunlin
Redshank
3 Curlew
Grey Wagtail

Northcliffe

Short-eared Owl
male Ring Ouzel
Firecrest
c40 Goldcrest
c30 Brambling

Grimston

2 Stonechat
2 Ring Ouzel
2 Black Redstart
4 Woodcock
300 Redwing, 95 Fieldfare, 120 Blackbird, 25 Song Thrush
60 Robin, 40 Goldcrest
2 Chiffchaff
2 Blackcap

5 Red-breasted Merganser
4 Goosander
Eider
Pochard
Scaup
14 Brent Goose
Arctic + Pomarine Skua
Little Auk

drake Scaup on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

19th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

1 Whooper Swan south
49 Pink-footed Goose
30 Pintail
153 Wigeon
120 Teal
15 Goldeneye
female/juv Common Scoter
Little Grebe
Little Egret
2 Dunlin
2 Redshank
Curlew
2 Short-eared Owl south
2 Grey Wagtail
2+ Brambling south

2 Short-eared Owl at Northcliffe
late afternoon

Hornsea seawatch

08.42 – 11.30 & 14.00 – 15.40

Brent Goose 5 north, 2 south
Mallard 3 north
Pintail 2 north
Teal 90 north, 41 south
Wigeon 430 north
Tufted Duck 5 north
Common Scoter 194 north, 202 south
Velvet Scoter 2 south
Eider 1 north
Goldeneye 11 north, 13 south, 3 on sea
Red-breasted Merganser 4 south, 1 on sea
Gannet 30 north, 310 south
Black-throated Diver 1 south
Red-throated Diver 7 north
Manx Shearwater 1 north
Purple Sandpiper 1 north
Sandwich Tern 1 north, 2 south
Common Tern 1 north, 4 south
Pomarine Skua 2 north, 6 south (2 ad)
Arctic Skua 2 north
Long-tailed Skua 1 north 10.57
Short-eared Owl 1 south 10.55

drake Pintails off KP – Jon Lamplough


Short-eared Owl at Northcliffe – Roy Lyon


Short-eared Owl at Northcliffe – Jon Lamplough


Goldcrest at Northcliffe – Jon Lamplough


Red-breasted Merganser off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Manx Shearwater off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

18th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

125+ Whooper Swan, most resting for a while before continuing south
c390 Pink-footed Goose late afternoon
6 Barnacle Goose arriving with Pink-footed Geese late afternoon may not have part of the wintering feral flock
17 Pintail
6 Goldeneye
Little Grebe
Little Egret
Ringed Plover south
4 Redshank
Snipe
2 Grey Wagtail

Whooper Swans off KP today – Jon Lamplough


Whooper Swans off 1st Field – Ian Howard

17th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

4 Whooper Swan south
26 Pintail
106 Shoveler
6 Goldeneye
Little Grebe
2 ad Mediterranean Gull
2 Stonechat

20+ pod of Bottle-nosed Dolphin off Atwick area viewed from Ulrome

Hornsea seawatch – 14:00-17:00

3+ Arctic Tern south
1 Sandwich Tern
12 Red-throated Diver + 2 south
c50 Wigeon + Teal south
1+ Mediterranean Gull north + south

Whooper Swans – Jon Lamplough


a minimum of 3 Arctic Tern off Hornsea this afternoon – Roy Lyon


ad Mediterranean Gull off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

16th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

16 Whooper Swan + 4 south over the sea
34 Pintail
drake Long-tailed Duck flew high east
7 Goldeneye
Little Egret
Redshank
Snipe
Grey Wagtail
3 Stonechat
Siskin south

Shoveler off KP – Jon Lamplough

15th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

1170 Pink-footed Goose north
19 Pintail
3 Pochard
4 Goldeneye
Black-necked Grebe
Dunlin
Redshank
2w Mediterranean Gull
2 Grey Wagtail
Fieldfare west
9 Siskin south

Merlin, Mediterranean Gull, 6+ Redwing, Wheatear, 3 Stonechat, Jack Snipe and 2+ Rock Pipit at Grimston in afternoon

Red-breasted Merganser south off Ulrome

Kestrel off Southorpe – Mark Robinson


Black-headed Gull 6TY on KP back for the winter – Mark Robinson


Bearded Tit in Wassand – Steve Mason


Otter in Wassand – Steve Mason

14th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

510 Pink-footed Goose north, the majority having roosted on the Mere
31 Pintail
5 Goldeneye
Black-necked Grebe
Great white Egret
Little Egret
Peregrine
Redshank
Snipe
ad Mediterranean Gull
3+ Rock Pipit KP
Grey Wagtail
2 Stonechat
Brambling south
Siskin south

11 Whooper Swan south at Ulrome in evening
2 Stonechat at Rolston
4 Stonechat at Cowden

Rock Pipit on KP – Mark Robinson


Rock Pipit on KP – Mark Robinson


Water Rail in Wassand – Steve Mason


juv Moorhen in Wassand – Steve Mason

13th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

2 Whooper Swan
c450 Pink-footed Goose
13 Pintail
340 Wigeon
511 Teal
Black-necked Grebe
2 Little Grebe
Little Egret
Peregrine
Grey Plover over
2 Redshank south
Snipe
ad Mediterranean Gull
Kingfisher
Grey Wagtail
2 Stonechat
2 Bearded Tit

Bearded Tit 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Bearded Tit 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Bearded Tit 1st Field – Jon Lamplough

12th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

350 Pink-footed Goose north
15 Pintail
Black-necked Grebe
Little Egret
27 Lapwing
3 Dunlin
ad Mediterranean Gull
Kingfisher

Hornsea seafront 14:00-16:00

Woodlark in/off
Common Tern south

Dunlin on KP – Jon Lamplough

11th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

25 Whooper Swan
890 Pink-footed Goose north
14 Pintail
Black-necked Grebe
Bittern 1st field reedbed
Kingfisher
Dunlin
Snipe
2 ad Mediterranean Gull
Stonechat

Whooper Swan – Jon Lamplough


male Marsh Harrier – Steve Mason

10th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

2 Whooper Swan
1100 Pink-footed Goose north
2 Shelduck
10 Pintail
320 Teal
1070 Wigeon
drake Scaup
6 Pochard
Goldeneye
Black-necked Grebe
Little Grebe
Little Egret
2 Grey Plover south
Ruff
5 Dunlin
Black-tailed Godwit

Bittern from Wassand – Steve Mason


Water Rail – Steve Mason


Grey Heron – Steve Mason

9th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

2 Whooper Swan
5600 Pink-footed Goose north, majority of which roosted on the Mere
9 Pintail
2 Scaup (1 drake)
Black-necked Grebe
Little Egret
Peregrine
Ruff
3 Dunlin
2 Redshank south
3 Mediterranean Gull (2 ad & 1w)
20 Redwing south
Siskin south

juv Great-crested Grebe heading into the Mere from the coast – Jon Lamplough

8th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

44 Whooper Swan south + 27 on sea in evening
c7000 Pink-footed Goose north this morning (including c6000 leaving the Mere after roosting)
8+ Pintail
2+ Garganey
2 Scaup (1 drake)
juv Ring-necked Duck north side of KP
Black-necked Grebe
2 Little Egret
imm White tailed Eagle arrived from the east over KP, then carried on north, mobbed by Corvids
2 Ruff
4 Dunlin
4+ Mediterranean Gull (2+ ad, 1w, 2w)
10 House Martin
2 Redwing
Stonechat

juv Ring-necked Duck from KP – Dave Hobson


juv Ring-necked Duck from KP – Ian Howard


juv Ring-necked Duck – Ian Howard

7th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

3 + Whooper Swan
c140 Pink-footed Goose
127 Barnacle Goose
11 Pintail
3 Garganey
2 Scaup (1 drake)
Pochard
Bittern at Wassand
Little Egret
Black-necked Grebe
2 Ruff
5 Dunlin
Black-tailed Godwit
Snipe
4 Mediterranean Gull (ad, 2. 1w, 2w)

1w Mediterranean Gull off KP – Jon Lamplough


1w Mediterranean Gull off KP – Jon Lamplough


Black-tailed Godwit – Jon Lamplough

6th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

2 Whooper Swan
850 Pink-footed Goose north up to mid morning
20 Pintail
3 Garganey
Pochard
Black-necked Grebe
Little Egret
81 Lapwing
Grey Plover over
2 Ruff
11 Dunlin
Black-tailed Godwit
2 Snipe
4+ Mediterranean Gull (2+ ad & 2. 1w)

Black-necked Grebe – Jon Lamplough

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

10 Pintail
2 Garganey
Black-necked Grebe off 1st field
2 Ruff
4 Dunlin
5 Black-tailed Godwit
2 Mediterranean Gull (ad & 1w)
1+ Bearded Tit

Hornsea seawatch 14:30-16:30

large dark falcon sp. south over sea (probably Peregrine)
3 Arctic Tern north
11 Red-throated Diver on sea, 5 north + 15 south
Shoveler, Teal, Gannets + Guillemot
2 Grey Seal
2+ Porpoise

Teal in Wassand – Jon Lamplough


Shoveler off KP – Jon Lamplough


dark falcon sp. south off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Arctic Tern off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Red-throated Divers off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

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

2 Whooper Swan
650 Pink-footed Goose north to mid morning
120 Barnacle Goose
15 Pintail
2 Garganey
Little Egret
2 Hobby
2 Ruff
4 Dunlin
5 Black-tailed Godwit
2 Swallow
House Martin
Rock Pipit from Wassand hide
1+ Bearded Tit

Rock Pipit in Wassand – Jon Lamplough


Rock Pipit in Wassand – Jon Lamplough

3rd October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

2 Whooper Swan
c1700 Pink-footed Goose north up to late morning
19 Pintail
2+ Garganey
2 Pochard
2 Little Egret
2 Hobby
Grey Plover south
2 Ruff
10 Dunlin
3 Black-tailed Godwit
2 Snipe
ad Mediterranean Gull
Swallow

Swallow over KP – Mark Robinson


Pink-footed Geese over 2nd Field – Mark Robinson

2nd October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

c2200 Pink-footed Goose north up to late morning
11 Pintail
Garganey
2 Great crested Grebe
2 Little Egret
Peregrine
c70 Lapwing
2 Ruff
8 Dunlin
5 Black-tailed Godwit
3 Curlew north
Snipe
5 House Martin

100 Golden Plover at Atwick Gap, Kingfisher and Grey Wagtail Stream dyke

Golden Plover at Atwick Gap – Alan Elkin


Otter in Wassand – Alan Elkin


1st October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

8+ Whooper Swan
330 Pink-footed Goose over
14 Pintail
3 Garganey
4 Crane (2 ad & 2 juv) flew SE over Mere View Ave at c16.20. (Earlier tracked along the Northumberland and Durham coast)
257 Coot
76 Lapwing
1+ Ringed Plover
Ruff
Knot south
10 Dunlin
5 Black-tailed Godwit
2+ Snipe
Common Tern

Velvet Scoter on the sea and 9 Whooper Swan south at Ulrome

Garganey on KP – Jon Lamplough


Sparrowhawk through Wassand – Steve Mason


Hobby – Steve Mason


September Sightings

30th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

c240 Pink-footed Goose over
16 Pintail
3 Garganey
6 Pochard
Little Egret
Ruff
2 Dunlin
2 Black-tailed Godwit
3 Snipe
Little Gull
1w Caspian Gull
Yellow-browed Warbler 2nd field
Brambling south

29th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

6 Whooper Swan early morning
140 Pink-footed Goose north (AM)
21 Pintail
133 Shoveler
3 Garganey
Pochard
Little Egret
6 Grey Heron
Ruff
5 Dunlin
Spotted Redshank flew over
5 Black-tailed Godwit
Curlew over
2 Stonechat
Grey Wagtail

Snow Bunting and c70 Golden Plover near Atwick Gap

Snow Bunting on clifftop at Atwick Gap – Jon Lamplough


Snow Bunting on clifftop at Atwick Gap – Jon Lamplough

28th September – Hornsea seawatch

Seawatch 06.35 – 09.17 & 14.05 – 16.45

Whooper Swan 1 east
Pintail 4 north
Teal 7 north, 12 south
Wigeon 8 north, 22 south
Common Scoter 18 north, 2 south
Velvet Scoter 1 north
Black-throated Diver 1 north
Red-throated Diver 30 north, 12 south
Little Gull 3 north
Sandwich Tern 3 north
Common Tern 3 north
Pomarine Skua 1 north

Hornsea Mere – KP

Whooper Swan
7 Pintail
Garganey
Great crested Grebe
Snipe

27th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

9 Whooper Swan (6 early morning then flew south. 3 late afternoon)
880 Pink-footed Goose north up to late morning
12 Pintail
3 Garganey
Great crested Grebe
Little Egret
Peregrine
14 Golden Plover north
Ruff
6 Dunlin
2 Greenshank
6 Black-tailed Godwit
Curlew
3 Snipe
Common Tern
9 House Martin

Garganey from KP – Ian Howard


Garganey from KP – Ian Howard


Garganey from KP – Jon Lamplough


Whooper Swans over the Mere – Jon Lamplough

26th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

430 Pink-footed Goose north up to mid morning
8 Pintail
129 Shoveler
3 Garganey off KP
2 Pochard
13 Dunlin
Ruff
7 Black-tailed Godwit
3 Snipe

Hornsea seawatch – 13:00-17:00

17 Red-throated Diver south
2 Pomarine Skua south
1 Arctic Skua south
1 Long-tailed Skua south

Garganey off KP – Jon Lamplough


Garganey off KP – Jon Lamplough

25th September – Hornsea seawatch

06.27 – 09.01

Teal 1 north, 4 south
Wigeon 3 south
Common Scoter 83 north
Red-throated Diver 33 north, 4 south
Manx Shearwater 1 north
Grey Plover 1 north
Little Gull 28 north
Mediterranean Gull 2w north
Sandwich Tern 7 north
Common Tern 31 north
Arctic Skua 3 north, 1 south

Hornsea Mere – Southside/Wassand

3 Pintail
2 Garganey
Bittern
Little Egret
Ruff
10 Dunlin
Spotted Redshank
5 Black-tailed Godwit
Stonechat

Bittern from Wassand – Steve Mason


Spotted Redshank over the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Water Rail in Wassand – Steve Mason


Water Rail in Wassand – Steve Mason

24th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

c140 Pink-footed Goose north in morning
8 Pintail
juv Garganey
Great white Egret
Little Egret
2 Hobby
Ruff
3 Dunlin
4 Black-tailed Godwit

Hornsea seawatch 06.29 – 08.35 & 14.40 – 16.50

Pintail 3 north
Teal 4 north, 7 south
Wigeon 1 north, 4 south
Common Scoter 18 north, 7 south
Eider 5 south
Red-throated Diver 18 north, 37 south
Manx Shearwater 1 north
Little Gull 21 north
Sandwich Tern 7 south
Common Tern 22 north, 7 south
Common/Arctic Tern 21 north
Arctic Skua 2 north, 1 south

23rd September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Goxhill

juv Red-backed Shrike on old railway line between Hornsea & Goxhill

182 Pink-footed Goose
2 Pintail
Garganey
Little Egret
1+ Turnstone
2 Ruff
11+ Dunlin
6+ Black-tailed Godwit
Curlew
Snipe
10 Little Gull early morning
ad Mediterranean Gull
Bearded Tit

juv Red-backed Shrike south of the Mere from the Hornsea railway line – Ian Howard


juv Red-backed Shrike south of the Mere from the Hornsea railway line – Ian Howard


juv Red-backed Shrike south of the Mere from the Hornsea railway line – Ian Howard


Kingfisher in Wassand – Steve Mason


Kingfisher in Wassand – Steve Mason


Kingfisher in Wassand – Steve Mason


Kingfisher in Wassand – Steve Mason

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

930 Pink-footed Goose north in the morning
8+ Pintail
Garganey
Pochard
Goldeneye
72 Lapwing
Golden Plover south
Ruff
10 Dunlin
9 Black-tailed Godwit
Snipe
15 Little Gull early morning
ad Mediterranean Gull
1w Caspian Gull
Kingfisher
Sand Martin
Grey Wagtail
2 Stonechat

Bearded Tit in Wassand – Steve Mason


Pink-footed Geese over the Mere – Jon Lamplough

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

360 Pink-footed Goose north
136 Barnacle Goose
4 Pintail
102 Shoveler
Garganey
118 Teal
49 Tufted Duck
4 Pochard
Goldeneye
Little Grebe
Great crested Grebe
Bittern
Little Egret
Hobby
Golden Plover south
2 Ruff
9 Dunlin
9 Black-tailed Godwit
Curlew
Snipe
32 Little Gull early morning
ad Mediterranean Gull
2 Stonechat
4+ Bearded Tit

Bearded Tit – Jon Lamplough

20th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

640 Pink-footed Goose north
c120 Barnacle Goose
5 Pintail
Garganey
Little Egret
Grey Plover over
Ruff
7 Dunlin
7 Black-tailed Godwit
Curlew
2 Snipe
16 Little Gull late afternoon
2 Mediterranean Gull (ad & 1w)
Grey Wagtail
Stonechat
Bearded Tit

juv Marsh Harrier in Wassand – Steve Mason


juv Marsh Harrier in Wassand – Steve Mason

19th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside

109 Pink-footed Goose NW
7 Pintail
165 Gadwall
Garganey Swan island spit
Goldeneye
Little Egret
8 Grey Heron
174 Coot
Ringed Plover
Ruff
20 Dunlin
9 Black-tailed Godwit on Swan island spit
Curlew
Snipe
12 Little Gull
juv Kittiwake
ad Mediterranean Gull
juv Caspian Gull Swan island spit
2 Stonechat

1 Sooty Shearwater
2 Long-tailed Skua + 8 Arctic Skua 17:00-18:45 off Hornsea

8 Brent Goose north and a flock of 107 Common Tern off the seafront

Yellow-browed Warbler Rickaby wood Ulrome

Kingfisher in Wassand – Steve Mason


Kingfisher in Wassand – Steve Mason

18th September – Hornsea seawatch

06.10 – 10.30 & 14.45 – 16.50

Pale-bellied Brent Goose 8 north
Teal 40 north, 13 south
Wigeon 27 north
Common Scoter 35 north
Red-throated Diver 63 north, 17 south
Great crested Grebe 1 north
Sooty Shearwater 2 north
Manx Shearwater 5 north
Grey Heron 1 north
Grey Plover 6 north
Dunlin 36 north, 3 south
Purple Sandpiper 14 north
Curlew 1 north
Little Gull 73 north
Sandwich Tern 16 north, 5 south
Arctic Tern 1 north
Common Tern 85 north
Common/Arctic Tern 70 north
Arctic Skua 16 north, 5 south
Long-tailed Skua 2 north

Hornsea Mere – KP

88 Pink-footed Goose
Pintail
2 Dunlin
2 Redshank
3 Curlew
4 snipe
75 House Martin

Grey Heron through Wassand – Steve Mason


Mute Swan into Decoy Bay – Steve Mason

17th September – Hornsea seawatch

06.05 – 09.33 & 14.42 – 16.48

Pink-footed Goose 1 north
Teal 54 north,
Wigeon 25 north
Common Scoter 15 north, 1 south
Red-throated Diver 28 north, 18 south
Sooty Shearwater 1 north
Marsh Harrier 1 north
Grey Plover 4 north
Knot 2 north
Dunlin 8 north
Redshank 10
Little Gull 13 north
Sandwich Tern 33 north
Common Tern 21 north
Arctic Tern 1 north
Great Skua 1 north, 3 south
Arctic Skua 5 north, 4 south
Skua sp 2 dropped on to the sea

Hornsea Mere – KP

3 Pintail
Little Egret
Ruff

16th September – Hornsea seawatch

05.55 – 10.27 & 14.25 – 16.45

Teal 17 north, 1 south
Wigeon 8 south
Common Scoter 8 north, 1 south
Eider 1 north, 3 south
Red-throated Diver 45 north, 38 south
Gannet 94 north
Sooty Shearwater 2 north
Manx Shearwater 7 north
Merlin 1 north
Oystercatcher 5 north
Dunlin 5 north
Little Gull 41 north
juv Caspian Gull over the beach
Sandwich Tern 58 north
Common Tern 7 north
Great Skua 3 north
Pomarine Skua 1 north
Arctic Skua 5 north, 9 south
Long tailed Skua juv north

Hornsea Mere – KP/Wassand

2 Pintail
Garganey
3 Hobby
1 Ruff
2 Dunlin
Greenshank
3 Little Gull
Bearded Tit

Little Gull off KP – Jon Lamplough

15th September – Hornsea seawatch

06.17-09.14, 11.00-14.30, 15.00-16.45 & 17.05-18.05

Teal 18 north
Wigeon 30 north
Common Scoter 7 north
Red-throated Diver 63 north, 27 south
Fulmar 3 north
Sooty Shearwater 2 north
Manx Shearwater 39 north
Grey Heron 2 north
Curlew 1 south
Little Gull 47 north
Sandwich Tern 164 north
Common Tern 29 north
Arctic Tern 4 north
Puffin 13 north
Pomarine Skua 3 north (2 ad)
Arctic Skua 16 north, 3 south
Long tailed Skua 1 juv north, 2 juv south

Hornsea Mere – KP

Shelduck
5 Pintail
2 Garganey
Little Egret
2 Hobby
Ruff
Dunlin
16 Little Gull

Ruff on KP – Jon Lamplough


Arctic Skuas off Hornsea seafront – Roy Lyon

14th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

136 Barnacle Goose
2 Pintail
2 Garganey north of Swan island
2 Little Grebe
Little Egret
2 Ringed Plover
5 Ruff
4 Dunlin
2 Snipe
29 Little Gull early morning

Pintail from KP – Jon Lamplough


Little Gull from KP – Jon Lamplough

13th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

10 Pintail
56 Shoveler
c60 Teal
3 Garganey north of Swan island
190+ Wigeon
Bittern
Little Egret
Great white Egret
Peregrine
3 Ruff
13 Dunlin (11 south)
Little Stint on Tree island/Swan island spit
2 Curlew south
28 Little Gull early morning
1w Caspian Gull
Grey Wagtail

Ruff on KP – Jon Lamplough


Ruff on KP – Jon Lamplough

12th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

3 Pintail
39 Shoveler
c60 Teal
1+ Garganey
130+ Wigeon
Little Egret
Peregrine
Hobby
Ringed Plover
2 Ruff
20+ Dunlin
2 Little Stint Tree island/Swan island spit
76 Little Gull mid afternoon
1w Caspian Gull
2 Swift
2 Grey Wagtail

11th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

18 Pink-footed Goose
c150 Barnacle Goose
3 Pintail
94 Gadwall
32 Shoveler
68 Teal
Garganey off end of KP
16 Wigeon
Pochard
Little Egret
2 Hobby
Peregrine
Ringed Plover
c60 Lapwing
3 Ruff
Curlew Sandpiper briefly on Tree island
12 Dunlin
6 Redshank
Whimbrel west
118 Little Gull early morning
1w Caspian Gull

Hornsea seawatch – 08.21-09.50

Shoveler 2 south
Teal 62 north, 33 south
Common Scoter 33 north, 70 south
Red-throated Diver 12 north
Little Gull 28 north
Arctic Skua 2 offshore

10th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

113 Barnacle Goose
Pintail
16 Shoveler
70 Teal
110 Wigeon
Little Egret
Hobby
Ringed Plover
2 Ruff
12 Dunlin
2 Curlew
Whimbrel south
8 Little Gull mid morning
1w Caspian Gull

Hornsea seawatch – 06.11 – 09.00

Teal 78 north, 41 south
Wigeon 43 north, 7 south
Common Scoter 84 north, 48 south
Red-throated Diver 5 north, 9 south
Shag 1 north
Fulmar 24 north
Little Gull 18 north
Sandwich Tern 37 north, 15 south
Puffin 1 north, 1 south
Arctic Skua 12 north, 2 south

Ringed Plover on KP – Jon Lamplough


Ringed Plover on KP – Alan Elkin


Common Sandpiper – Alan Elkin

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

4 Pintail
16 Shoveler
77 Teal
2 Garganey
c70 Wigon
3 Little Grebe
Little Egret
2 Hobby
11 Ringed Plover
17 Lapwing
4 Ruff
32+ Dunlin
4 Common Sandpiper
5 Snipe
9 Curlew
134 Little Gull early morning
2 Common Tern

*of interest Hornsea Mere’s first ever record of Willow Emerald was clinched today

Convolvulus Hawkmoth seen again at Grimston

the first record of Willow-emerald Damselfly on the Mere today – Jefferson Cox


the first record of Willow-emerald Damselfly on the Mere today – Jefferson Cox


Garganey off KP – Jon Lamplough


Common Sandpiper – Steve Mason

8th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Pintail
27 Shoveler
c120 Teal
43 Wigeon
Little Egret
Hobby
3 Ringed Plover
4 Ruff (1 south)
19 Dunlin (17 south)
11 Redshank south
4 Snipe
680 Little Gull early morning
6+ Common Tern
Kingfisher

Hornsea seafront in afternoon

30+ Arctic Tern
7 Arctic Skua
4 Red-throated Diver

Arctic Skua off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Red-throated Diver off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

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

2 Pintail
9 Shoveler
70+ Teal
24 Wigeon
2 Little Egret
1+ Osprey (1 south around 09:25 was presumably the same bird seen shortly after west of Mappleton. The same bird or another was seen high over the Mere 12:30-12:43 heading slowly high north)
2 Hobby
Peregrine
3 Ringed Plover
3 Ruff
6 Dunlin
juv Little Stint Swan island
5 Redshank
Greenshank
3 Curlew
5 Snipe
342 Little Gull early morning
2 1w Caspian Gull on Swan island spit in the morning. 1 there late afternoon
Common Tern
Kingfisher
2 Grey Wagtail
3 Otter

Osprey south over 1st Field this morning – Jon Lamplough


Osprey south over 1st Field this morning – Jon Lamplough


Convolvulus Hawkmoth at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

6th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

3 Pintail
27 Shoveler
c60 Teal
juv Garganey briefly north of Swan island late morning
c30 Wigeon
2 Little Grebe
9 Grey Heron
Hobby
2 Ringed Plover
3 Ruff
23 Dunlin (19 south)
2 Common Sandpiper
7 Snipe
154 Little Gull early morning
1+ Juv Caspian Gull off KP late morning
Common Tern
Yellow Wagtail
Wheatear Southorpe

Convolvulus Hawkmoth at Grimston

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

4 Pintail
6 Shoveler
30+ Teal
95 Wigeon
2 Little Egret
Hobby
Ringed Plover
Golden Plover over
3 Ruff
11 Dunlin
Little Stint mobile between Swan island spit and Tree island
Common Sandpiper
8 Redshank
6 Greenshank
Whimbrel
7 Snipe
610 Little Gull early morning
25 Common Tern
2 Kingfisher
Garden Warbler
2 Grey Wagtail

Convolvulus Hawkmoth at Grimston

Kingfisher from Wassand Hide – Jon Lamplough


Kingfishers from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Kingfishers from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Otter from Wassand – Steve Mason


Otter from Wassand – Steve Mason


Otter from Wassand – Steve Mason

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

8 Pintail
15+ Shoveler
260+ Teal
2 Garganey
c120 Wigeon
2 Little Grebe
Little Egret
Great white Egret flew SE
3 Hobby
8 Ringed Plover south
3 Ruff
11 Dunlin
Little Stint
2 Common Sandpiper
Greenshank
2 Snipe
94 Little Gull early morning
2 Common Tern
juv Black Tern late afternoon
2 Swift

Great White Egret – Jon Lamplough


Garganey in Wassand – Jon Lamplough


Marsh Harrier in Wassand – Steve Mason

3rd September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Pintail
c30 Teal
2 Garganey
18 Wigeon
Little Egret
2 Ringed Plover
Turnstone over
5 Ruff
16 Dunlin south
Common Sandpiper
6 Redshank south
Greenshank
Whimbrel south
5 Snipe
49 Little Gull late afternoon
juv Caspian Gull
Common Tern
3 Yellow Wagtail
Grey Wagtail

2nd September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

10 Pintail
12 Shoveler
c60 Teal
2 Garganey (on southern edge of Swan island)
8 Wigeon
4 Little Grebe
Little Egret
Hobby
Golden Plover south
2 Ringed Plover south
9 Ruff
5+ Dunlin
8 Redshank
Greenshank
Black-tailed Godwit
4 Curlew south
Whimbrel south
2 Snipe
2 Little Gull
2+ juv Caspian Gull
Common Tern
Whinchat

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

6 Pintail
65 Teal
Garganey
22 Shoveler
14 Wigeon
2 Little Egret
juv Hen Harrier flew east out of Decoy
Hobby
c15 Ringed Plover south
31 Lapwing
10 Ruff Swan island spit/Tree island
3 Dunlin
24 Redshank (22 south)
Greenshank
Snipe
2 Little Gull
juv Caspian Gull
6 Common Tern
Whinchat 1st field
Wheatear 1st field

Dunlin on KP – Roy Lyon


Little Gull from KP – Roy Lyon


Dunlin on KP – Jon Lamplough


August Sightings

31st August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Pintail
16 Shoveler
14 Teal
10 Wigeon
Little Egret
Hobby
Little Ringed Plover
2 Ruff
2 Dunlin
15 Redshank south
Greenshank
Curlew north
2 Whimbrel south
5 Snipe
Little Gull
juv Caspian Gull
Common Tern

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

Pintail
8 Shoveler
45 Teal
21 Wigeon
Little Egret
2 Ringed Plover south
Dunlin south
3 Redshank south
Greenshank
Whimbrel south
2 Snipe
juv Caspian Gull
juv Yellow-legged Gull late afternoon

Hornsea seawatch – 05.35-07.30

Teal 15 north, 36 south
Wigeon 6 south
Common Scoter 82 north, 7 south
Red-throated Diver 2 south
Manx Shearwater 1 north
Whimbrel 1 south
Caspian Gull juv on the beach
Sandwich Tern 16 north, 12 south
Arctic Skua 3 north
Puffin 1 north

Grey Wagtail in Wassand – Steve Mason


Common Sandpiper in Wassand – Steve Mason


Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Hobby in Wassand – Steve Mason

29th August – Hornsea Seawatch

05.35-09.30 & 14.57-16.46

Teal 172 north, 44 south
Wigeon 1 south
Common Scoter 12 north, 13 south
Red-throated Diver 3 north, 2 south
Shag 1 offshore
Gannet 254 north
Fulmar 24 north, 6 south
Sooty Shearwater 3 north
Sanderling 1 north
Whimbrel 1 north
Little Gull 1 north
Sabine’s Gull ad north 06.29
Mediterranean Gull 1 north
Caspian Gull 2 juv offshore
Sandwich Tern 178 north, 25 south
Common Tern 21 north, 2 south
Arctic Tern 1 north
Arctic Skua 21 north, 3 south
Long-tailed Skua 4 juv north

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP

Pintail
25 Teal
Bittern
Ruff
Redshank
Curlew south
Little Gull
Common Tern

Hobby from Wassand Hide – Alan Elkin


Hummingbird Hawkmoth in Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


Migrant Hawker in Wassand – Steve Mason

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

Pintail
Shoveler
c60 Teal
2 Wigeon
Goldeneye
1+ Bittern
Little Egret
Ringed Plover south
24 Lapwing
Dunlin
18 Redshank south
Greenshank
8 Black-tailed Godwit south
Whimbrel south
5 Snipe
3 Little Gull early morning
2 juv Caspian Gull
8 Common Tern
2 juv Black Tern
Spotted Flycatcher
4 Bearded Tit

Caspian Gull over KP – Jon Lamplough


Bittern from Wassand – Steve Mason


Bearded Tit from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Bearded Tit from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

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

Pintail
c70 Teal
2 Garganey
8 Wigeon
2 Bittern
3 Little Egret
2 Hobby
3 Ringed Plover south
Golden Plover south
2 Turnstone south
4 Dunlin south
5 Redshank
3 Greenshank
7 Black-tailed Godwit south
2 Curlew south
8 Snipe
2 Little Gull early morning
2 juv Caspian Gull late afternoon
7 Common Tern

Reed Warblers from 2nd Field – Jeff Cox


Little Egret – Jeff Cox


Migrant Hawker – Jeff Cox

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

Pintail
8 Shoveler
176 Teal
2 Garganey
37 Wigeon
Pochard
2 Hobby
2 Turnstone south
Ruff
Dunlin south
33 Redshank (32 south)
2 Greenshank (1 south)
8 Curlew south
2 Whimbrel south
4 Snipe
2 Little Gull mid morning
Common Tern

Greenshank – Jeff Cox


Marsh Harrier – Jeff Cox


Marsh Harrier – Jon Lamplough

25th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

7 Shelduck
Pintail
7 Shoveler
112 Teal
32 Wigeon
2 Little Egret
Hobby
Ruff
Dunlin
Common Sandpiper
Redshank
Greenshank
5 Snipe
2 Curlew south
Whimbrel south
7 Little Gull late afternoon
juv Mediterranean Gull
3 juv Caspian Gull off KP late morning
7 Common Tern
Arctic Skua west in the evening

Convolvulus Hawkmoth in Hornsea this morning – Dale Middleton


Convolvulus Hawkmoth in Hornsea this morning – Dale Middleton


Convolvulus Hawkmoth in Hornsea this morning – Dale Middleton


Convolvulus Hawkmoth in Hornsea this morning – Dale Middleton

24th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

57 Teal
18 Shoveler
9 Grey Heron
2 Hobby
Golden Plover south
Ruff
2 Dunlin
Green Sandpiper
2 Redshank
Greenshank
7 Snipe
2 Little Gull
juv Caspian Gull mid morning juv Yellow-legged Gull late afternoon
2 Little Gull
Whinchat 1st field

*of interest the juvenile Caspian Gull was ringed 26th May’22 IJsselmeer (De Kreupel) Noord-Holland and was also recorded at Spurn 18th August

juv Caspian Gull (unringed) Hornsea seafront – Tim Isherwood

23rd August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

c30 Shoveler
c120 Teal
4 Wigeon
Ringed Plover south
2 Golden Plover south
Ruff
2 Common Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper
3 Redshank
2 Greenshank
3 Snipe
3 Curlew west
Whimbrel south
2 Little Gull
juv Yellow-legged Gull

juv Caspian Gull Hornsea seafront in evening

2 Pied Flycatcher, 2 Wheatear, 3+ Whinchat + juv Yellow-legged Gull at Grimston

juv Caspian Gull (ringed) Hornsea seafront – Garry Taylor


juv Caspian Gull (ringed) Hornsea seafront – Garry Taylor


juv Caspian Gull (ringed) Hornsea seafront – Garry Taylor


Wheatear on Aldbrough clifftop – Ade Johnson


juv Grey Heron at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

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

3 Shoveler
c30 Teal
drake Garganey
4 Little Egret
Hobby
2 Water Rail
3+ Ringed Plover
1 Dunlin + 1 Dunlin south
3 Green Sandpiper
2 Common Sandpiper
8 Redshank
Spotted Redshank
2 Greenshank
3 Snipe
3 Black-tailed Godwit south
3 Whimbrel south
4 Little Gull late afternoon
juv Caspian Gull flew west mid morning
1+ Bearded Tit

Greenshank in/off at Cowden in afternoon + 9 Common Scoter south
Wheatear at Aldbrough and Whimbrel south

1 of 3 Green Sandpiper – Chris Cox


Hobby from Wassand Hide – Chris Cox


Migrant Hawkers in Wassand – Chris Cox

21st August – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Shoveler
c80 Teal
3 Little Egret
Hobby
12 Dunlin west
Wood Sandpiper 1st field edge
Common Sandpiper
3+ Redshank
Greenshank
3 Snipe
3 Black-tailed Godwit south
2 Yellow Wagtail south

Osprey low south at Grimston at 10:10am

scarce migrant Palpita Vitrelais in Hornsea – Dale Middleton


immigrant Dark Sword Grass in Hornsea – Dale Middleton


Bulrush Wainscot in Hornsea – Dale Middleton

20th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside

7 Shoveler
12 Teal
21 Wigeon
6 Little Egret
9 Grey Heron
Hobby
Golden Plover
4 Dunlin south
Wood Sandpiper (Swan island spit/1st field)
4 Redshank
Snipe
2 Bar-tailed Godwit on Swan island spit then flew west
juv Mediterranean Gull
4 Yellow Wagtail south
Whinchat 1st field

Whinchat in 1st Field – Jon Lamplough

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

8 Shoveler
c110 Teal
20 Wigeon
3 Little Egret
6 Grey Heron
1+ Hobby
Ringed Plover south
Golden Plover south
Redshank
Wood Sandpiper landed on Swan island spit
Snipe
4 Common Tern

juv Green Woodpecker in Wassand – Steve Mason


juv Green Woodpecker in Wassand – Steve Mason


Hobby in Wassand – Steve Mason


Hobby in Wassand – Steve Mason


Sparrowhawk with Sparrow in Hornsea – Steve Mason


18th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

Shoveler
103 Teal
4 Wigeon
Bittern
3 Little Egret
7 Grey Heron
Dunlin
Green Sandpiper south
Common Sandpiper
3 Redshank
20 Black-tailed Godwit south
4 Whimbrel south
1 Little Gull early morning
2 juv Mediterranean Gull
juv Caspian Gull (briefly late afternoon then flew east)
Common Tern
Yellow Wagtail
1+ Bearded Tit

17th August – Hornsea Mere, KP

2 Dunlin
3 Common Sandpiper
4 Redshank
4 Snipe
Mediterranean Gull

Hornsea Seawatch – 05.30-10.30, 15.00-16.45 & 17.00-19.10

Teal 30 north, 2 south
Wigeon 1 south
Common Scoter 12 north
Fulmar 77 north
Great Shearwater 1 north 06.30
Sooty Shearwater 1 north
Manx Shearwater 514 north
Oystercatcher 2 north, 28 south
Little Gull 34 north (AM), 220 on the sea in the evening
Sandwich Tern 95 north, 3 south
Common Tern 6 north
Black Tern ad north, juv south
Great Skua 1 north
Arctic Skua 1 north, 12 south
Puffin 1 north

Manx and Sooty Shearwaters off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

16th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

Shoveler
c60 Teal
drake Garganey south side of Swan island late afternoon
Goldeneye
Cattle Egret on Swan island spit then flew NE at 16.00
Little Egret
2 Hobby
Ringed Plover
Dunlin
Green Sandpiper
4+ Common Sandpiper
2 Redshank
Greenshank
5 Snipe
5 Whimbrel west
9 Little Gull late afternoon including 2 juvs
Yellow Wagtail south
2 Whinchat 1st field

Whinchat – Ian Howard


Whinchat – Ian Howard


Gatekeeper – Ian Howard

15th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

17+ Teal
drake Garganey south side of Swan island late afternoon
Little Egret
Hobby
24 Lapwing
2 Ringed Plover
Ruff
Dunlin
Snipe
9 Common Sandpiper
Redshank
3 Whimbrel south
Little Gull
2 Common Tern

Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

Hobby from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Grey Heron – Jon Lamplough


Ruddy Darter – Ian Howard


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

6 Shoveler
80+ Teal
Garganey Wassand
Wigeon
2+ Little Grebe
2 Little Egret
2 Great white Egret into roost
2 Hobby
3 Ringed Plover south
25 Lapwing
Golden Plover west
7 Dunlin south
Green Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper east
1+ Common Sandpiper
26 Redshank south
2+ Greenshank
25 Whimbrel south
2 Little Gull mid morning (1 juv)
3 Common Tern
2 Yellow Wagtail

3cy Caspian Gull on Grimston beach
Red Kite over West Carlton towards Aldbrough early afternoon

Greenshank through Wassand – Dave Hobson


Hobby in Wassand – Dave Hobson


Wood Sandpiper – through Wassand – Dave Hobson

13th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

22 Teal
Pochard
3 Little Egret
Hobby
Ringed Plover south
2 Dunlin
Ruff
Green Sandpiper
15+ Common Sandpiper
6 Curlew south
Whimbrel south
2 Little Gull
3 Common Tern
Kingfisher
Yellow Wagtail
10 Willow Warbler

12th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

40 Teal
drake Garganey
2 Little Grebe
3 Little Egret
Grey Plover south
7 Dunlin south
Green Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper
24 Redshank south
Greenshank
Snipe
2 Black-tailed Godwit south
Little Gull
5 Common Tern

Garganey – Jon Lamplough


Little Gull – Jon Lamplough

11th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside

3 Shoveler
28 Teal
Pochard
3 Little Egret
Green Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper
2 Redshank
Greenshank
7 Snipe
Little Gull
5 Common Tern

10th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

3 Shoveler
41 Teal
Pochard
Red-crested Pochard
2 Little Grebe
3 Little Egret
2 Dunlin
Green Sandpiper
2 Common Sandpiper
2 Redshank
Greenshank
Snipe
Little Gull (morning)
8 Common Tern

Small Mottled Willow at Grimston – Tim Isherwood

9th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

25 Gadwall
2 Shoveler
38 Teal
6 Little Egret
12 Oystercatcher
30 Lapwing
Ruff south
2 Dunlin south
5 Redshank south
3 Greenshank over
5 Snipe
Curlew south
2 Whimbrel south
2 Little Gull mid morning
3 Common Tern

8th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside

3 Shoveler
7 Teal
2 Pochard
10 Little Egret
Great white Egret
Dunlin
Redshank
3 Snipe
Whimbrel south
2 Little Gull early morning
4 Common Tern

Great White Egret – Jon Lamplough

7th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside

3 Barnacle Goose
14 Shoveler
28 Teal
Mandarin
2 Pochard
6 Little Egret
Hobby
4 Dunlin (2 south)
Redshank
6 Snipe
2 Curlew west
ad Mediterranean Gull
4 Common Tern

Goldcrest – Jeff Cox

Chiffchaff – Jeff Cox

Fox along the Southside – Jeff Cox

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

2 Shelduck
4 Shoveler
11 Teal
Mandarin
2 Pochard
10 Little Egret
Hobby
2 Dunlin south
Greenshank south
7 Snipe
Curlew west
Whimbrel south
2 Little Gull mid morning
juv Mediterranean Gull
5 Common Tern
Cuckoo

Whimbrel over the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Kestrel – Roy Lyon


Kestrels along Hornsea clifftop – Roy Lyon

5th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside

2 Shelduck
5 Shoveler
35 Teal
Pochard
10 Little Egret
Dunlin
Common Sandpiper
Black-tailed Godwit
Whimbrel west
2 Little Gull early morning
5+ Common Tern
Cuckoo

Blackcap – Jeff Cox


Common Darter – Jeff Cox


female Common Blue – Jeff Cox


Small Copper – Jeff Cox

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

15 Shoveler
24 Teal
2 Pochard
Little Grebe
10 Little Egret
Great white Egret
Hobby
3 Redshank south
Snipe
8 Black-tailed Godwit south
7+ Common Tern
Yellow Wagtail

Black-tailed Godwit – Jon Lamplough


Marsh Harrier – Jon Lamplough

3rd August – Hornsea Mere, Southside

Shelduck
8 Shoveler
8 Teal
Mandarin
4 Pochard
Little Grebe
10 Little Egret
Great white Egret
juv Little Ringed Plover
4 Dunlin south
Snipe
Black-tailed Godwit
juv Mediterranean Gull
juv Caspian Gull mid morning then flew east. Considered to be a different bird to the one seen two days ago.
2+ Common Tern

Sparrowhawk – Jon Lamplough

2nd August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

21 Shoveler
82 Teal
3 Wigeon
2 Mandarin
2 Pochard
Bittern
9 Little Egret
Common Sandpiper
3 Black-tailed Godwit
10 Little Gull early morning
4+ Common Tern

Kingfisher from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Kingfisher from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Holly Blue – Steve Mason


Cormorant – Steve Mason

1st August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

3 Shoveler
Wigeon
Teal
Mandarin
7 Little Egret
Great white Egret
2 Dunlin south
Greenshank
19 Redshank south
Black-tailed Godwit
2 Whimbrel south
4 Little Gull
ad Kittiwake
juv Caspian Gull flew in late afternoon for half an hour before returning east
8+ Common Tern

Hornsea seafront 17:00-19:00

20 Whimbrel south
40+ Common Scoter north

juv Caspian Gull over the Mere – Jon Lamplough


c200 Black-headed Gull feeding on flying insects offshore – Roy Lyon


July Sightings

31st July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

15 Shoveler
2 Teal
Mandarin
8 Pochard
7 Little Egret
5 Dunlin (4 south)
2 Common Sandpiper
6 Redshank south
Snipe
Black-tailed Godwit
Whimbrel south
97 Little Gull early morning
6+ Common Tern

male Marsh Harrier from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


juv Marsh Harrier from Wassand Hide – Steve Masson


juv Marsh Harrier from Wassand Hide – Steve Masson

30th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

4 Shoveler
42 Teal
Mandarin
Little Grebe
5 Little Egret
2 Hobby
161 Coot
4 Dunlin (3 south)
Green Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper
Redshank
Black-tailed Godwit
Curlew south
9 Whimbrel south
5 Little Gull early morning
2 Mediterranean Gull (ad & juv)
juv Yellow-legged Gull late afternoon west of Swan island
5+ Common Tern
3 Bearded Tit

Grey Heron from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

29th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

5 Shoveler
24 Teal
Mandarin
Wigeon
Pochard
Little Grebe
5 Little Egret
3 Hobby
Golden Plover south
Ruff
7 Dunlin south
2 Common Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper south
Wood Sandpiper briefly on Swan island spit then flew south
3 Redshank south
2 Curlew south
Whimbrel south
Little Gull
2+ juv Mediterranean Gull
5+ Common Tern

Little Grebe in Bull Hole – Jon Lamplough

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

7 Shoveler
21 Teal
2 Mandarin
Wigeon
4 Pochard
Goldeneye
8 Little Egret
5 Dunlin south
2 Common Sandpiper
Redshank
Greenshank south
Black-tailed Godwit
6 Curlew south
Whimbrel south + 13 south over Hornsea
11 Little Gull early morning
juv Mediterranean Gull
24+ Common Tern
Kingfisher

Dusky Sallow Moth – Mark Radford


Antler Moth – Ian Howard

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

4 Shoveler
2 Teal
2 Mandarin
Wigeon
Pochard
5 Little Egret
Peregrine
5 Dunlin
3 Redshank
Snipe
4 Black-tailed Godwit (3 south)
2 Whimbrel south
7 Curlew west
1 Little Gull early morning
10 Common Tern
6+ Small Red-eyed Damselfly

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

4 Shoveler
Wigeon
7 Little Egret
Great white Egret
Hobby
5 Dunlin south
5 Redshank south
Black-tailed Godwit
Whimbrel
7 Little Gull early morning
7+ Common Tern
2 Bearded Tit

Hornsea seawatch 8.00 – 10.00 & 14.55 – 16.35

61 Common Scoter north
1 Fulmar north
51 Manx Shearwater north
6 Dunlin south
Whimbrel south
3 Arctic Tern off shore

Great White Egret over Decoy Bay – Dave Hobson

25th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside

7 Shoveler
15 Teal
Wigeon
Pochard
Great white Egret
7 Little Egret
Hobby
3 Dunlin south
2 Redshank
2 Snipe
Black-tailed Godwit
452 Little Gull late evening
7+ Common Tern

Great White Egret – Jon Lamplough


female Ruddy Darter – Jeff Cox


Painted Lady – Jeff Cox

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

8 Shoveler
39 Teal
Great white Egret
4 Little Egret
97 Coot
Redshank
2 Snipe
Black-tailed Godwit
Whimbrel south
Curlew south
14 Little Gull early morning
2 Mediterranean Gull (ad & juv)
8+ Common Tern

Marsh Harrier from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Hobby from wassand Hide – Steve Mason

Ringlet in Wassand – Steve Mason

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

3 Shoveler
8 Teal
2 Mandarin
6 Little Egret
Great white Egret
2 Hobby
7 Golden Plover south
5 Dunlin
Green Sandpiper
2 Common Sandpiper
7 Redshank south
2 Snipe
5 Black-tailed Godwit (4 south)
Curlew south
2 Little Gull
3 juv Mediterranean Gull
juv Yellow-legged Gull off 1st field then flew south
9+ Common Tern
6+ Bearded Tit
10+ Red-eyed Damselfly
Migrant Hawker

male Bearded Tit from Wassand Hide – Dave Hobson


Small Red-eyed Damselfly – Dave Hobson


Hobby in Wassand – Dave Hobson


Great White Egret – Dillon Warcup


Painted Lady – Ronnie Deering

22nd July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

340 Mallard
3 Shoveler
3 Mandarin
5 Little Egret
6 Grey Heron
13 Oystercatcher (12 south)
9 Dunlin south
Common Sandpiper
3 Redshank south
Snipe
Black-tailed Godwit
2 Whimbrel south
4 Little Gull
12+ Common Tern
Cuckoo

21st July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

Shoveler
8 Teal
3 Little Egret
2 Dunlin
6 Redshank
Snipe
22 Black-tailed Godwit (21 south)
Curlew south
Whimbrel south
27 Little Gull briefly in the morning, 63 late evening
12 Common Tern

Kingfisher in Wassand – Steve Mason

20th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

9 Shoveler
2 Garganey with Teal flock off KP
49 Teal
Mandarin
3 Wigeon
5 Pochard
2 Little Egret
Avocet
7 Dunlin (2 south)
Common Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper south
3 Redshank south
Greenshank
4 Black-tailed Godwit (3 south)
13 Curlew west
6 Whimbrel west
10 ad Little Gull + c147 in evening
12+ Common Tern
Kingfisher

c100 Common Scoter north off Hornsea 11:30-14:30

c800 Common Scoter early evening off Ulrome

Banded Demoiselle at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


Black-tailed Skimmer on KP – Rosie Robinson


Common Scoters off Ulrome – Mark Radford


juv Gannet off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Gannet off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Common Scoters passing north off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Common Buzzard over Wassand – Steve Mason

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

2 Barnacle Goose
3 Shelduck south
12 Shoveler
37 Teal
Mandarin
12 Wigeon
drake Scaup
4 Pochard
4 Little Egret
6 Grey Heron
Hobby
20 Dunlin south
2 Common Sandpiper
3 Redshank south
11 Black-tailed Godwit south
Snipe
8 Little Gull (5 ad)
9 Common Tern
Kingfisher
10 Bearded Tit
Brown Argus

Green-veined White – Jon Lamplough


Emperor Dragonfly – Jon Lamplough

18th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand/KP

17 Shoveler
60 Teal
2 Mandarin
drake Scaup
10 Pochard
4 Little Egret
Imm Spoonbill on Swan island spit then flew east
Hobby
Dunlin south
2 Redshank
12 Black-tailed Godwit south
2 Bar-tailed Godwit west
Curlew west
9 Whimbrel west
17 Little Gull (13 ad)
juv Mediterranean Gull
7 Common Tern
2 Bearded Tit
Purple Hairstreak
Banded Demoiselle

2s Mediterranean Gull off Hornsea seafront 19:30-20:30

Spoonbill over the Mere – Chief Walker


Mediterranean Gull off Hornsea this evening – Roy Lyon


Sandwich Terns off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

17th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand

349 Mute Swan including 31 cygnets
2 Barnacle Goose
7 Shoveler
12 Teal
2 Mandarin
5 Wigeon
drake Scaup
2 Pochard
2 Little Egret
2 Dunlin
Common Sandpiper
2 Redshank
9 Curlew west
3 Whimbrel
5 Little Gull (3 ad)
2s Mediterranean Gull
24+ Common Tern
Cuckoo
Kingfisher
Brown Hawker
Southern Hawker

Common Blue Damselfly – Ian Howard

16th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside

341 Mute Swan including 31 cygnets
5 Shoveler
3 Mandarin
Wigeon
drake Scaup
Pochard
2 Little Egret
Bittern flew from Bull Hole
2 Hobby
4 Redshank
2 Curlew
Whimbrel
2 Little Gull (1 ad)
9+ Common Tern

Red-breasted Merganser off Ulrome – Mark Radford

15th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside

3 Shoveler
9 Teal
4 Mandarin
Wigeon
drake Scaup
3 Pochard
3 Little Egret
Common Sandpiper
Redshank
8 Common Tern

14th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

2 Barnacle Goose
5 Shoveler
Garganey late morning
66 Teal
2 Mandarin
2 Wigeon
drake Scaup
4 Pochard
2 Little Egret
6 Grey Heron
Hobby
3 Dunlin KP
Redshank south
32 Black-tailed Godwit south (7, 22, 2, 1)
Whimbrel west
11 Little Gull
10+ Common Tern

Dunlins off KP – Diamond Knight


Dunlin off KP – Diamond Knight

13th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

321 Mallard
7 Shoveler
11 Teal
6 Mandarin
2 Wigeon
drake Scaup
6 Pochard
2 Little Egret
Dunlin
Bar-tailed Godwit
ad Little Gull
7 Common Tern

Hornsea seafront 17:00-19:00

250+ Kittiwake
30 Redshank south
ad + juv Mediterranean Gull
Guillemots with juv’s in the bay

Bar-tailed Godwit off 1st Field – Poppy Simon


ad Mediterranean Gull with Kittiwake south off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


juv Mediterranean Gull south off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Redshanks south off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Gannet off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

12th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

2 Barnacle Goose
11 Shoveler
20 Teal
6 Mandarin
4 Wigeon
drake Scaup
2 Pochard
2 Little Grebe
6 Little Egret
2 Dunlin west
Greenshank
Bar-tailed Godwit
Curlew south
8 Little Gull (7 ad)
1s Mediterranean Gull south
6+ Common Tern

Common Terns off KP – Ella Denton

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

2 Barnacle Goose
4 Shoveler
9 Teal
4 Mandarin
2 Wigeon
drake Scaup
2 Pochard
Goldeneye
2 Little Egret
2 Avocet
Dunlin
3 Redshank south
3 Curlew over
1 Kittiwake
2 Little Gull (both 1s)
5 Common Tern
4 Garden Warbler including 3 juvs
Purple Hairstreak

ad Kittiwake off Swan Island – Jeff Cox


juv Black-headed Gull – Jeff Cox


Dunlin – Jeff Cox

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

6 Barnacle Goose
4 Shoveler
8 Teal
3 Mandarin
5 Wigeon
2 Pochard
5 Little Egret
2 Hobby
11 Redshank south
4 Curlew west
Little Gull
ad Mediterranean Gull
5 Common Tern
8 Bearded Tit
8 Purple Hairstreak
5 White-letter Hairstreak

White-letter Hairstreak in Wassand – Dave Hobson


1st confirmed record of Essex Skipper at Grimston – Tim Isherwood


Brown Hawker in 2nd Field – Mark Radford

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

334 Mute Swan including 31 cygnets
5 Barnacle Goose
4 Mandarin
7 Wigeon
2 Little Egret
47 Redshank south/Swan island spit
2 Curlew south
4 Little Gull (3 adult)
8 Common Tern

Barn Owl – Pippa Dearing

8th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

6 Barnacle Goose
2 Teal
5 Mandarin
11 Wigeon
Little Egret
Dunlin
2 Curlew south
1s Little Gull
9+ Common Tern

Red Soldier Beetles in Wassand – Steve Mason

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

292 ad Mute Swan + 31 cygnets
11 Barnacle Goose
5 Wigeon
2 Mandarin
Hobby
31 Lapwing
Redshank
Greenshank
6 Little Egret
4 Little Gull
5 Common Tern
5 Bearded Tit

Reed Warbler in Wassand – Steve Mason


Song Thrush in Wassand – Steve Mason


Grey Heron in Wassand – Steve Mason

6th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

2 Mandarin
4 Wigeon
7 Great crested Grebe
2 Little Egret
Dunlin
3 Common Sandpiper
Redshank
4 Curlew
3 Little Gull (2 ad)
ad Mediterranean Gull
2 Common Tern

Barnacle Goose off KP recently – Snake Plissken


Fox in Wassand – Steve Mason

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

233 Canada Goose
Barnacle Goose
2 Shoveler
4 Teal
5 Mandarin
4 Wigeon
5 Pochard
Great white Egret roosted until shortly after sunrise
2 Little Egret
Osprey south 08.00
2+ Curlew
5 Redshank
c20 Black-tailed Godwit south
16 Little Gull early morning + 1 late afternoon
2 Common Tern

Osprey south through the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Osprey south through the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Eyed Hawkmoth at Grimston – Tim Isherwood

4th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

4 Shoveler
14 Teal
2 Mandarin
5 Wigeon
2 Pochard
2 Little Egret
Great white Egret in evening
ad Spoonbill Lady island/Swan island
Hobby
2 Common Sandpiper
2 Redshank
2 Common Tern
Cuckoo

Common Sandpiper in Wassand – Steve Mason


Marsh Harrier – Steve Mason

3rd July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand

Barnacle Goose
Shelduck
7 Shoveler
22 Teal
3 Mandarin
6 Wigeon
female Ferruginous Duck
4 Pochard
5 Great crested Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
2 Little Grebe
7 Little Egret
Hobby
2 Dunlin west
4 Redshank
8 Black-tailed Godwit south
Curlew south
2 Little Gull (1 ad)
10+ Common Tern
2+ Purple Hairstreak

Ferruginous Duck – Jon Lamplough


Black-tailed Godwits through the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Southern Hawker in Wassand – Steve Mason


Southern Hawker in Wassand – Steve Mason

2nd July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

9 Teal
Mandarin
7 Wigeon
female Ferruginous Duck south of KP/Swan island
5 Pochard
5 Great crested Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
3 Little Egret
ad Spoonbill on Swan island
Grey Plover over
8 Redshank south
3 Curlew south
5 Black-tailed Godwit Swan island spit
Little Gull
4 Common Tern

Little Egrets, Spoonbill and Gorilla around Swan Island – Jon Lamplough


Common Tern from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Marsh Harrier from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

1st July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP

10 Shelduck south
2 Teal
2 Mandarin
2 Wigeon
female Ferruginous Duck off 1st field
5 Pochard
5 Great crested Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
2 Little Grebe
Little Egret
ad Spoonbill on Swan island spit late afternoon
14 Redshank south
Curlew south
7 Little Gull (1 ad)
4 Common Tern
Cuckoo

Ferruginous Duck with Tufted Duck – Jon Lamplough


Little Gull – Jon Lamplough