Monthly Archives: November 2013

November Sightings

27th November – (LI,MR,AJ,GT,ET)

2 Great White Egret in am from KP in Bull Hole
Long-tailed Duck off Swan Island early pm from southside
2 Great White Egret Hermitage field early pm
1 ad Med Gull off 2nd field
1w Caspian Gull picked up by GT in a melee of gulls around 15:15, between the Cormorant trees and Hermitage field from 2nd field
200+ Lapwing

26th November – late aft (MR)

2 drk Goosander from 2nd field
1 Great White Egret roosted in Bull Hole
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24th November – (RL,EH)

1 Great White Egret

23rd November – (RL,EH)

1 Great White Egret
4+ Scaup
drk Red-breasted Merganser

22nd November – (MR,LI)

1 Great White Egret
Long-tailed Duck
5+ Scaup
7 Pink-footed Goose in field south of 2nd field bank

21st November – (LI,MR)

2 Great White Egret
6 Scaup, 5 off 1st field, 1 off Swan Island
3 drk Goosander

20th November – late aft (MR)

1w Iceland Gull from 2nd field 15:40

Iceland Gull from 2nd field off Swan Island spit

Iceland Gull from 2nd field off Swan Island spit


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19th November – (MR,BMJ)

5 Scaup off 1st field
95 Pochard off 1st field
1 Woodcock flushed from Heslop’s
1+ Great White Egret
12 Grey Heron
1 ad Med Gull ploughed field south of Heslop’s
drk Pintail west end
1 Whooper Swan west end
8 Reed Bunt Ouzel Hedge

Reed Bunting - Ouzel Hedge

Reed Bunting – Ouzel Hedge

16th November – (JC)

Great White Egret Tree Island early morning

15th November – (AJ)

2 Goosander off 1st field
4 Scaup off 1st field
Long-tailed Duck

Scaup - Ade Johnson

Scaup – Ade Johnson


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Scaup - off 1st field

Scaup – off 1st field


Goosander - Ade Johnson

Goosander – Ade Johnson


Goosander - off 1st field

Goosander – off 1st field

14th November – (GT)

Great Northern Diver on sea, off Morrow Ave, Hornsea
4 Scaup off 1st field

13th November – mid am (AJ) mid aft (MR,BMJ)

2 Water Rail 1st field reed bed
2 Scaup off 1st field
77 Pochard off 1st/2nd field
180+ Tufted Duck off 1st/2nd field
90 Gadwall off 1st/2nd field
53 Goldeneye off 1st/2nd field
Long-tailed Duck off Swan Island
Redhead Smew initially off 2nd field, off 1st field late aft
Great White Egret Swan Island spit in pm, off KP in am
200+ Lapwing over 2nd field
1 Little Grebe off Heslop’s
4 Egyptian Goose flew north

Redhead Smew off 2nd field

Redhead Smew off 2nd field


Redhead Smew off 1st field reedbed

Redhead Smew off 1st field reedbed


GW Egret - Swan Island spit

GW Egret – Swan Island spit


GW Egret - Ade Johnson

GW Egret – Ade Johnson

GW Egret - off Kirkholme Point

GW Egret – off Kirkholme Point

GW Egret - Hornsea Mere

GW Egret – Hornsea Mere

12th November – (MR)

2 Great White Egret – 1 Tree Island/1 West End in am
11+ Grey Heron
6 Egyptian Goose off Hermitage field/NW corner
Long-tailed Duck
2 Scaup off 1st field
1 Woodcock flushed from 1st field
1 Chiffchaff Heslop’s
8 Reed Bunt, 8 Tree Sparrow, 4 Robin, 3 Bullfinch – Ouzel Hedge
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10th November – (MR)

9 Whooper Swan over high south
1 Whooper off Heslop’s
4 Egyptian Goose
1 Slavonian Grebe
Long-tailed Duck
11+ Grey Heron
2 Great White Egret
1 Little Egret
14 Meadow Pipit
2 Common Buzzard
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2 Great White Egret - mega distant but its not everyday you get 2 on ya patch in same view

2 Great White Egret – mega distant but its not everyday you get 2 on ya patch in same view

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9th November – (LI)

2 Great White Egret – 1 Tree Island off KP, 1 west end
fem Common Scoter
fem Goosander
2 Slavonian Grebe
6 Egyptian Goose flew towards Bewholme
30 Redwing
4 Bullfinch
c1000+ Starling
1 Whooper Swan

8th November – late aft (LI)

1500 Starling east end Jetty reedbed
1 Slavonian Grebe
Great White Egret reported off KP

Atwick

fem Merlin + Woodcock

Barmston

5 Twite + Wheatear

7th November – (LI)

1+ Great White Egret
Long-tailed Duck
Redhead Goosander
2 Chiffchaff
3 Scaup
6 Egyptian Goose
Common Buzzard

6th November – (MR,LI,AJ)

1+ Great White Egret

GW Egret around Tree Island - Ade Johnson

GW Egret around Tree Island – Ade Johnson

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3 Scaup
1 Woodcock
5 Whooper Swan (4ads,1 juv)
1 Slavonian Grebe
Long-tailed Duck
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1 Pink-footed Goose
12 Tree Sparrow – Ouzel Hedge
Colour ringed 1w Common Gull (Green on right leg)

Colour-ringed 1w Common Gull

Colour-ringed 1w Common Gull


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GW Egret - in the Cormorant Trees

GW Egret – in the Cormorant Trees


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5th November – (TI,MR,LI)

1+ Great White Egret – in field next to Seaton Road early am, various points of Mere throughout day (mainly Cormorant Trees area) 1 bird seen too roost late afternoon from KP
Fieldfare + Redwing + Blackbird – mixed flocks of birds throughout the day picked up
c4000 Wood Pigeon around and over Wassand
Bittern – 1 in flight over Decoy channel reedbed
Ad Med Gull – 1 flew south off Mere
7 Whooper Swan
6 Egyptian Goose in am, 4 in pm off KP
15 Pink-footed Goose south
Slav Grebe
3 Scaup off 1st field
8 Reed Bunt, 2 Yellowhammer, 4 Tree Sparrow all in Ouzel Hedgerow

4th November – in am (GT,AJ,LB)

1-2 Great White Egret
2 Slav Grebe
1 Pintail
1 Bean Goose in am flying around Mere
21 Whooper Swan flew WSW
Peregrine over Mere (SB,DB)

Great White Egret - South East corner of Mere in am

Great White Egret – South East corner of Mere in am

Great White Egret - Ade Johnson

Great White Egret – Ade Johnson

pm – (RW,LI,MR,LB,TI)

2 Great White Egret around Cormorant Trees area on and off in afternoon, finally showing well later on and seen too roost
1 Little Egret
2 Slav Grebe
2+ Scaup
Marsh Harrier
2 Egyptian Goose – flew in around Swan Island
2 Little Grebe
6+ Whooper Swan south late on

Great White Egret around Cormorant Trees in pm - Rich Willison

Great White Egret around Cormorant Trees in pm – Rich Willison


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GW Egret and Grey Heron late aft

GW Egret and Grey Heron late aft

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3rd November – (LI)

2 Great White Egret viewable from KP at west end mid afternoon with 1 Little Egret
Cetti’s Warbler heard singing at west end
28 Whooper Swan
Long-tailed Duck
4 Scaup
Slav Grebe

2nd November – (MR,LB,LI)

4 Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
Slav Grebe
1 Great White Egret on north side/Swan Island spit briefly

Cowden

1 Woodcock
2 Stonechat