Monthly Archives: September 2013

September Sightings

30th Sept – (RW,LJ)

4 Dunlin on KP
2 Black necked Grebe
1 2w Med Gull on KP

Dunlin - Rich Willison

Dunlin – Rich Willison

2w Med Gull - Lee Johnson

2w Med Gull – Lee Johnson

Black Swan - Rich Willison

Black Swan – Rich Willison

28th Sept – (LI)

Great White Egret
Knot
4 Dunlin
2 Black necked Grebe

27th Sept – (TM)

3 Black necked Grebe
Pintail
5 Dunlin

26th Sept – (MR,TM,GB)

5+ Dunlin 2nd field and KP
3 Black necked Grebe off KP
1 Redshank
1 Snipe over
2 Goldeneye
1 Pink footed Goose on Mere
87 Pink footed Goose SE over west end mid aft
2 Grey Wagtail east over Mere mid aft
1 Whinchat West end
Lesser Whitethroat
Blackcap
Reed Wrb Heslop’s
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Lesser Whitethroat

Lesser Whitethroat

25th Sept – (MR)

1 2w Med Gull
3 Dunlin
2 Goldeneye
2 Black necked Grebe
1 juv Arctic Skua in the murk late aft off 1st field till 17:40 at least

juv Arctic Skua

juv Arctic Skua

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No further sign of the Cowden Red backed Shrike on 25th. Some further pics of it taken by Ade Johnson 24th Sept
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24th Sept – (MR)

21 Great crested Grebe
c79 Barnacle Goose
1 fem Scaup
2 Pintail
2 Black necked Grebe off KP
7 Golden Plover over south

1 juv Red-backed Shrike at north end of Cowden 14:30 till 16:30 at least

juv Red backed Shrike - Rich Willison

juv Red backed Shrike – Rich Willison

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23rd Sept – (MR,GT)

c79 Barnacle Goose
55 Pink footed Goose over WSW
2 Kingfisher
1 Common Sand
6+ Pintail
2 Scaup
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22nd Sept – (GT)

Great White Egret
1 Garganey
5 Scaup
2 Pintail
3 Black necked Grebe
3 Curlew over
Hobby

19th Sept – (MR)

1 juv Little Stint on KP
1 Snipe
1+ Dunlin
1 Grey Wagtail KP (also 18th JC)
2 juv Black necked Grebe
1 eclipse drk RCP
3 Pintail
3 Pink footed Goose over south
7 Yellow Wagtail (1 KP, 6 1st field)

Little Stint on KP

Little Stint on KP

Little Stint on KP

Little Stint on KP


Black necked Grebe

Black necked Grebe

17th Sept – (MR)

3 Pintail on Mere
7 Pintail over west
2 Black necked Grebe
1 Little Egret over NW
1 ad Med Gull
1 1w Med Gull
1 leucistic Black headed Gull
1 Barwit west
1 Turnstone over Mere
Great White Egret
2+ Kingfisher

Med Gull - miles off

Med Gull – miles off

15th Sept – early aft (MR)

Great White Egret off KP
Marsh Harrier

Kilnsea

1 Great Snipe – pics Rich Willison
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early am – (MR,AJ)

1 juv Black tailed Godwit from KP
40+ Meadow Pipit south over 1st field
7 Yellow Wagtail 1st field
1 Common Swift
Excellent no’s of hirundines inc c1700+ House Martin inc 1 partial leucistic/albino (also seen 14th LI)
2 Black necked Grebe off KP
2 Reed Wrb 2nd field bank
6+ Lesser Whitethroat
Goldcrest
2 Whitethroat
Willow Wrb
3 Chiffchaff
2 Little Gull
9 Grey Heron
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juv Black tailed Godwit on KP - Ade Johnson

juv Black tailed Godwit on KP – Ade Johnson

14th Sept – (RL et al)

Great White Egret at east end
Black necked Grebe off KP early am
60+ Little Gull
1 Water Rail
1 Snipe NE corner shore

Ulrome seawatch

11 Red throated Diver
1 Long tailed Duck
7 Common Scoter
4 Teal
2 Pochard
2 Guillemot
7 Gannet
7 Kittiwake
1 Fulmar
Sandwich and Common Terns

10th Sept – mid aft (MR)

Great White Egret viewable from KP
60+ Little Gull
5 Common Tern (4 ads + juv)
4 Greenshank KP
1 Yellow Wagtail KP
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Mappleton 15:30-18:45 – (MR,TM)

55 Arctic Skua south
4 Bonxie south
1 Red throated Diver north
6 Common Scoter north
2 Ringed Plover
1 Knot
20 Teal north
6 Wigeon north
80 Little Gull
Good no’s Gannet and Fulmar

9th Sept early am – (MR)

1 juv Black Tern off 1st/2nd field
1 juv Black necked Grebe on Mere
1 Common Swift over 1st field with c80 House Martin
1 juv Hobby
2 Common Sand 2nd field
2+ Kingfisher southside
1 Redshank over Mere
1 juv Little Stint reported 11:30

late evening – (MR,TM)

Good no’s hirundines over southside
7 Common Swift
2 Common Sand
1 Greenshank
1 Spotted Flycatcher 2nd field
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8th Sept – (LI,MR,GB)

1 Great White Egret on north side off Tree Island (LI) 09:00am
From 2nd field viewable on north side and off the Cormorant Trees mid to late morning albeit distantly
1 juv Black Tern
2 Common Sand
2 Marsh Harrier
2+ Kingfisher
22 Pink footed Geese over West end
16 Grey Heron
1 juv Red necked Grebe (BMJ,RL,EH et al)
2 Hobby
1 Lancaster Bomber south early aft
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Lancaster Bomber - sadly the bouncing bomb missed Wassand Hall

Lancaster Bomber – sadly the bouncing bomb missed Wassand Hall

7th Sept mid am – (MR)

1 juv Black Tern
30 Little Gull
12 Pink footed Geese in off at Mappleton

6th Sept – (MR)

1 juv Red necked Grebe early aft off 2nd field/Heslop’s
1 Pintail
5 Common Sand
1 Black Tern

Mappleton – 15:30-19:30

Many Fulmars and Gannet
c600 Manx Shearwater
5 Sooty Shearwater
1 Balearic Shearwater north 17:04
17 Arctic Skua
2 Bonxie
1 Marsh Harrier south
1 Ad Med Gull south
18 Common Scoter
250 Teal
80 Wigeon
800 Little Gull on Sea 19:30

5th Sept – (LI)

1 Whinchat 1st field
Black necked Grebe
2 Curlew
1 Whimbrel
5 Pintail
1 Goldeneye
Lesser Whitetroats

3rd Sept -(MR)

Black Tern
Black necked Grebe
1 Wheatear on KP
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1st Sept – (MR,BMJ,JC)

1 Curlew Sand over Mere with a Dunlin
3 Black Tern
Black necked Grebe
6 Lesser Whitethroat 1st field
5+ Yellow Wagtail
1 Spotted Flycatcher
5 Whitethroat
Reed Warbler

Spot Fly - 1st field

Spot Fly – 1st field