Monthly Archives: February 2013

Feb 22nd-23rd

Feb 23rd (TM,MR,RW)

juv Great Northern Diver mainly off 2nd field
Bittern still, and showing well in Bull Hole
2+ Water Rail
Black-necked Grebe off KP
fem Marsh Harrier over Heslops
Common Buzzard 1+

Black-necked Grebe off KP - Rich Willison

Black-necked Grebe off KP – Rich Willison

Bittern still in Bull Hole - Rich Willison

Bittern still in Bull Hole – Rich Willison

Great Northern Diver off 2nd field - Rich Willison

Great Northern Diver off 2nd field – Rich Willison

Feb 22nd late aft (MR)

Great Northern Diver off 1st field
Black-necked Grebe off 1st field
5 Grey Heron

Some more pics of the Great Northern Diver by Rich Willison
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12th-20th Feb

20th Feb (MR,AJ,GB)

Bittern still east end reedbed (Bull Hole)
2+ Water rail
Black necked Grebe off jetties early morning
juv Great Northern Diver north side of mere early morning, off 2nd field mid morning, off 1st field reedbed midday
1 Lbb Gull on Buoy 8/Swan Island
2 Oycs KP
3 Grey Heron
All pics of the Diver by Ade on 20th Feb off 1st field reedbed early aft
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19th Feb (MR)

Black necked Grebe off 1st/2nd field
4 Eurasian White fronted Geese KP-West End 10:20-14:00
juv Great Northern Diver mobile around Mere
Common Crane flew strongly low south thru west end of Mere 11:20
2 Bittern, 1 still east end (TI,RL) 2nd bird west end/decoy channel
4 Grey Heron
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Common Buzzard
332 Cormorant
670 Wigeon
Sparrowhawk
4 Reed Bunt
3 Bullfinch Heslops
17 Skylark
1 Lbb Gull Swan Island (RL)
2 Oycs KP
19 Teal off 2nd field
136 Pochard southside
197 Goldeneye southside
7 GC Grebe
1 Little Grebe

17th Feb (TI)

Bittern east end reedbed (Bull Hole)
several Siskin
Water Rails

14th Feb (MR)

Bittern east end
Water Rails
Siskin 2
16 Long tailed Tit
9 Common Buzzard over Wassand
Black necked Grebe off Heslops
3 Grey Heron

13th Feb (LI)

Bittern east end
Black necked Grebe 1st field
Water Rail

12th Feb (RL)

Black necked Grebe 1st/2nd field

Bittern preening - Ade Johnson

Bittern preening – Ade Johnson

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Water Rails - Jon Smith

Water Rails – Jon Smith

Water Rail - Jon Smith

Water Rail – Jon Smith


Water Rail - Dicky Ticker

Water Rail – Dicky Ticker

Water Rail - Rich Willison

Water Rail – Rich Willison

Bittern in Bull Hole - Rich Willison

Bittern in Bull Hole – Rich Willison

Bittern - Rich Willison

Bittern – Rich Willison

Bittern - Rich Willison

Bittern – Rich Willison

Bittern - Rich Willison

Bittern – Rich Willison

Bittern - Rich Willison

Bittern – Rich Willison


7th-9th Feb

7th Feb (MR,AJ,LI)

1 Bittern all day by east end reedbed
2+ Water Rail also same reedbed
7 Water Rail flooded field by KP entrance

8th Feb (JC)

1 Bittern in AM by east end reedbed
7 Water Rail flooded field by KP entrance

1w Iceland Gull at east end of Mere (BR)

9th Feb (TI) Woodcock at Grimston

Woodcock at Grimston - Tim Isherwood

Woodcock at Grimston – Tim Isherwood


6th Feb (TM) 120 Waxwing Pearson Park Wildlife Centre Hull

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26th Jan-6th Feb

26th Jan (MR,MJ,LB)

2 Bittern west end/decoy channel
2+ Water Rail west end/decoy channel
48 Fieldfare
26 Lapwing
Mistle Thrush
6 Redwing

27th Jan (MR) 216 Goldeneye

31st Jan (MJ) Bittern flew east over Mere mid aft

2nd Feb (LI) Bittern west end/decoy channel, Woodcock, Common Buzzard, 150 Goldeneye

3rd Feb (MR) 550+ Wigeon flew in late morning, Barn Owl west end

6th Feb (MR,AJ,TI,Jo) 4 Water Rail showing well by Kirkholme Point entrance gate in flooded field, 1 Bittern showing on and off all aft from KP car park (reedbed north side of Mere back of playground), 2+ Water Rail also same reedbed

All pics taken 6th Feb by Ade in between rain, sleet, snow and a baltic Northerly

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