Monthly Archives: June 2012

June 17th,18th,19th

June 17th – Turtle Dove in Wassand, Spotted Flycatcher pic Jon Smith.

June 18th – (MR) An evenings birding at the Mere was put off, after a txt off Tim about a male Red backed Shrike he’d just found near Grimston churchyard was well worth the detour, pics below of Shrike by Ade Johnson.

June 19th – (MR) Late afternoon down Mere produced 2 Black necked Grebe 1st/2nd field, 3 RCP’s (Drk + 2 Fem’s) and 42 Little Gull flew out east between 16:00-17:05 (groups of 22,6,7,7)


May 21st,22nd,24th,31st,June 3rd,4th,11th,16th

Some bits n bobs of stuff been seen round Mere this past few weeks, shoe horned in between Courser twitches, singing Corncrake, and a pornstar Roller.

May 21st – (MR,TM) 5 Arctic Tern, 4 Little Gull, Dunlin, Common Sand, Drk + fem RCP, 3 Goldeneye and a Barwit north.

May 22nd – (MR,LI,TM) 2 Hobby, 3+ Cuckoo and the Gypo goose

May 24th – (MR,LI) 2 Garden wrbs, 3+Cuckoo, Spotted Flycatcher 1

May 31st (LI,MR) 1 Drk Garganey, 2 Drk Mandarins, 3 RCP’s (Drk + 2 Fems), and a late dash to Aldbrough after Tim’s refinding of the Spurn Roller.

June 3rd – (MR,TM) LRP, 1 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern, 2 Cuckoo

June 4th – Not seen by any of us but a belting sighting of a Roller over Hornsea birder D.Middleton’s garden.

June 11th – (MR) 17 Little Gull, 27 earlier (‘Gordon’ Bennett), 2 RCP’s, 2 Black Swan, many 000’s Swift, Egyptian Goose Bewholme, highlight tho was the Red necked Phalarope picked up off Swan Island spit  from 2nd field at 20:20, tho distant the bird was present till dusk.

June 16th – 1 Cuckoo, Spotted Flycather Wassand, 1 Turtle Dove Wassand, 2 RCP’s

Egyptian Goose 2nd field – Richard Willison

Mere hirundines – Richard Willison

Grass Snake Wassand – Jon Smith

Spotted Flycatcher – Jon Smith

Greater Spotted Pecker – Jon Smith

Bees in Wassand – Jon Smith