Monthly Archives: March 2013

4th-26th March

26th March – (MR)

3 Common Buzzard over Mere
Marsh Harrier
Snipe 1st field

24th March – (LI)

2 adult Little Gull around Mere

18th March – (MR)

Great Northern Diver present till late aft at least
7 Common Scoter off 1st/2nd field (5 Drks) till late aft at least
304 Wigeon
3+LBb Gulls
3 Barn Owl
2 Water rail KP Entrance

Avocet in flooded field by Cliff Road Skipsea

Avocet - Skipsea

Avocet – Skipsea

Avocet - Skipsea

Avocet – Skipsea

17th March – (MR)

4 Dunlin over Mere
1 LRP KP/Swan Island
2 Barn Owl

16th March (LI,MR)

Great Northern Diver
2 Marsh Harrier south
fem Goosander
1 LRP at Bewholme
3+ LBb Gulls
2 Shelduck

15th March (LI)

Rock Pipit KP


Red Kite between Whitedale and Hatfield at 09:40
2 Curlew over Mere
prob 1w Yellow legged Gull off Cormorant Trees mid morning

14th March (LI)

Bittern in Bull hole
3 Water Rail
Marsh Harrier
2 Barn Owl
3 Curlew
4 Snipe
2 Common Buzzard
4 Lapwing

10th March (LI)

2 Water Rail

7th March (LI,MR)

1 Dunlin
Ringed Plover over east
prob imm type Caspian Gull off Swan Island Spit (also on 10th,RL)

4th March (GT)

3 LBb Gulls
2 Shelduck
2 Oycs
Black-necked Grebe


2nd March

Took my son to the mere today to get Bittern on his list (He will be a birder if he likes it or not) but typically the Bittern decided not to put in an appearance. Great northern diver was still on the mere between swan island and the Cormorant roost, also Rock pipit feeding around the jetties. Saw the first butterfly of the year with a small tort flying around the rowing boats. TM

Feb 27th-March 1st

1st March (MR)

23 Tree Sparrow in Wassand
1 Green Woodpecker heard
3 Gt S Woodpecker
Common Buzzard
14 Goldfinch
2 Redwing
2 Mistle Thrush
1 LBb Gull Swan Island
2 Oycs on Jetties
Bittern still in Bull Hole

28th Feb (LI)

Great Northern Diver in AM
Black necked Grebe
Bittern in Bull Hole
2 Snipe 2nd field

350 RT Divers off Mappleton mid afternoon

27th Feb am (MR)

8+ Common Buzzard over Wassand
2+ Marsh Harrier
300+ Wigeon flew in late morning
100 Lapwing over
2 Snipe 2nd field
13 Skylark
2 Yellowhammer
6 Reed Bunt


Black-necked Grebe

Bittern - Jon Smith

Bittern – Jon Smith