Monthly Archives: January 2014

January Sightings

31st January – (MR,BMJ)

5 Scaup north side of Mere

30th January – (MR,LI)

1 Great White Egret from KP in am
2 Scaup from KP in am
7 Scaup north side in am
Long-tailed Duck off 2nd field
fem Velvet Scoter north side in am
20+ Reed Bunting Ouzel Hedge
35 Lapwing southside

29th January – (MR)

5 Scaup North side of Mere from 2nd field late aft
37 Greenfinch 1st/2nd field
1 Shelduck
430 Wigeon off 2nd field late aft

Aldbrough Fish Ponds – (AJ)

1 White-fronted Goose

White-fronted Goose - Ade Johnson

White-fronted Goose – Ade Johnson

24th January – (MR)

Red-necked Grebe – distant and elusive at west end
1 Great White Egret off Cormorant Tree’s/Hermitage field
6+ Scaup north side of Mere from 2nd field
235 Gadwall between 2nd field and Decoy Channel in am
205 Pochard between 2nd field and Decoy Channel in am
27 Teal off 2nd field in am
8 Shoveler off 2nd field in am
Long-tailed duck off Heslop’s
30 Reed Bunting Ouzel Hedge
4 Skylark
4 Yellowhammer
8 Chaffinch

Red-necked Grebe

Red-necked Grebe

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23rd January – (LI,MR,GB,BMJ)

Red-necked Grebe at west end
6 Whooper Swan (ad + 5 juvs)
9 Scaup
72 Lapwing
c64 Greenfinch Ouzel Hedge
7 Bullfinch west end
1 Kingfisher north side of Mere
1 Great White Egret off KP/Swan Island
1 Barnacle Goose off Hermitage field

Whooper Swans

Whooper Swans


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Greenfinch flock - Ouzel Hedge

Greenfinch flock – Ouzel Hedge

22nd January – (MR)

1 Great White Egret in trees above Bull Hole from KP in pm
Long-tailed duck off Heslop’s late aft
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21st January – (MR)

2 Shelduck
2w Med Gull off 2nd field 13:15
98 Pink-footed Goose NNW (14,84)
c30 Reed Bunting Ouzel Hedge
130 Gadwall Decoy Channel
22 Lapwing

Pink-feet over west end

Pink-feet over west end

19th January – (LI)

1w Caspian type Gull in roost
14 Goosander (7 drks)
300+ Goldeneye
400+ Wigeon
1 Great White Egret

16th January – (MR,LI,AJ)

12 Goosander (9drks) off Heslop’s till 10:20
1 Great White Egret from KP in am, flew west to Decoy 12:35
8 Scaup from KP behind Tree Island in am
fem Velvet Scoter north side of Mere
Long-tailed Duck off Heslop’s
1 Pink-footed Goose off KP
2 Egyptian Goose off KP
2w + 1w Med Gull in roost
247 Goldeneye from 2nd field late aft
20 Pink-footed Goose over west 12:00
8+ Redwing Wassand
1+ Common Buzzard Wassand
A report of a Common Crane heading in the direction of the Mere at 07:45 circling over Ashcourt Drive, Hornsea (Bob Scutt)
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15th January – (RL,EH,MR)

7 Scaup from HVWG hide
fem Velvet Scoter from HVWG hide

13th January – (MR)

A possible 2w Caspian Gull off 2nd field at 15:20
34 Shelduck off hide/Hermitage field late aft
1w Med Gull

10th January – (RL et al)

7 Scaup NE area of Mere

Barmston

2w Kumlien’s Gull

9th January – (LI,MR)

20+ Reed Bunting west of Heslop’s
Long-tailed Duck off Heslop’s
6+ Scaup north side of Mere from 2nd field
Velvet Scoter north side of Mere
1+ Great White Egret

8th January – (MR,LI)

12 Yellowhammer west of Heslop’s
20+ Reed Bunting west of Heslop’s
11 Bullfinch Heslop’s
3+ Scaup
Long-tailed Duck off Heslop’s
fem Goosander flew west late aft
3 Whooper Swan flew WSW 15:40
3 Med Gull in roost (2 ads + 1 2w)
Great White Egret reported at west end

7th January – in am (MR)

Long-tailed Duck off Heslop’s

5th January – (MR)

1+ Great White Egret seen from the southside
1 fem Velvet Scoter off Hermitage field in am
5 Scaup off 1st field
36 Great crested Grebe from southside
c38 Reed Bunting west of Heslop’s
2 Yellowhammer
6 Chaffinch
3 Bullfinch
1 Common Buzzard Hermitage field

2nd January – (LI)

From KP in am
9 Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
2 Great White Egret
fem Common Scoter
fem Velvet Scoter from 2nd field in pm

Barmston

drk Goosander on sea
8 Corn Bunting
Stonechat

1st January – (RL et al)

2 Great White Egret
1 fem Velvet Scoter
4+ little Gull

Hornsea North Cliff fields

117 Greylag Goose
1 Pink-footed Goose

Ulrome

5 Common Scoter north
17 Fulmar
1+ Kittiwake
1 LBb Gull
10 Teal
3 Shoveler
1 Red-throated Diver south