March Sightings

31st March – (TI)

Grimston

Black Redstart
Sand Martin
Marsh Harrier

30th March – (MR,RL,EH)

Cetti’s Warbler singing from east end of Mere
Long-tailed Duck off KP
3 Egyptian Goose
2 Shelduck
215 Goldeneye
2 redhead Goosander
7 singing Mistle Thrush
c11 Sand Martin
sum’plumaged ad Med Gull early aft off 2nd field
c7 Oystercatcher over Mere/Swan Island spit

5 Oycs from 2nd field

5 Oycs from 2nd field


distant on a hazy Mere - ad summer Med Gull

distant on a hazy Mere – ad summer Med Gull


ad summer Med Gull - Roy Lyon

ad summer Med Gull – Roy Lyon


Mediterranian Gull Hornsea Mere 300314a RL
Mediterranian Gull 2nd from left Hornsea Mere 300314 RL
Long-tailed Duck from KP - Roy Lyon

Long-tailed Duck from KP – Roy Lyon


Reed Bunting - Roy Lyon

Reed Bunting – Roy Lyon


Chiffchaff - Roy Lyon

Chiffchaff – Roy Lyon

Cowden – (MR)

8+ Sand Martin + 1 Swallow over cliff top
30+ Linnet
2 Meadow Pipit over
4 Skylark

Aldbrough Fish Ponds – (AJ)

Sand Martin

Grimston – (TI)

Black Redstart

29th March – (AJ)

Long-tailed Duck from KP

Aldbrough Fish Ponds

drk Goosander

Goosander - Ade Johnson

Goosander – Ade Johnson


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28th March – (TM,MR)

scandi Rock Pipit 2nd field in am
Long-tailed Duck off KP
Little Grebe off east end
Cetti’s Warbler singing from east end reedbed/willows in am
6+ Chiffchaff east end reedbed

Chiffchaff

Chiffchaff

27th March – (LI,MR,RL,EH)

scandi Rock Pipit elusive on 2nd field shore
6 Marsh Harrier, including a green wing-tagged ad fem Marsh Harrier
fem Velvet Scoter off jetties
Long-tailed Duck off east end/jetties
Little Grebe off east end
3 Egyptian Goose
2+ Shelduck
drk RCP
Cetti’s Warbler singing east end reedbed/willows 15:50 + 16:55
1 House Martin over KP in am (GB)

scandi Rock Pipit - 2nd field

scandi Rock Pipit – 2nd field

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26th March – (LI,MR)

Long-tailed Duck off KP early am
fem Velvet Scoter off jetties/east end reedbed
3 Egyptian Goose
1 Barnacle Goose
fem Goosander off Heslop’s
2w Iceland Gull off 3rd field in middle of Mere 11:00-11:30 then flew east
male Marsh Harrier over south side
2+ Common Buzzard
Peregrine over south of Heslop’s
4+ Chiffchaff
4 LBb Gull

male Marsh Harrier through the southside

male Marsh Harrier through the southside


Long-tailed Duck off KP

Long-tailed Duck off KP


Iceland Gull - just

Iceland Gull – just

Bewholme

1 Pink-footed Goose
2 Oycs

25th March – (MT)

fem Velvet Scoter off 1st field reedbed
Sand Martin over east end/KP
Marsh Harrier

24th March – (GT)

Iceland Gull
Long-tailed Duck
6 Whooper Swan

23rd March – (TM)

Rock Pipit on KP
Goosander + Velvet Scoter off 1st field
Sand Martin over 2nd field
Peregrine with a Lapwing kill south of Heslop’s
1 Pink-footed Goose

22nd March – (TM)

6 Whooper Swan
1 Grey Wagtail
Black-necked Grebe
Kingfisher
Marsh Harrier

21st March – (MR,TM,GT,GB,JM)

Black-necked Grebe between 1st field and Swan Island
2 Curlew north
3 Egyptian Goose
Long-tailed Duck
fem Velvet Scoter flew to east end off jetties
2 Sand Martin over Mere late morning, 2 at dusk
Rock Pipit mid aft on KP
6 Whooper Swan off 2nd field late aft, roosted on Swan Island
2 Oystercatcher on KP late aft
Iceland Gull around KP car park 16:30-16:35

Whooper Swans off 2nd field

Whooper Swans off 2nd field


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Iceland Gull off KP late aft

Iceland Gull off KP late aft


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20th March – (MR)

drk RCP off KP
1 Sand Martin west over Mere
1 Rock Pipit late aft on KP
fem Marsh Harrier over Mere
2+ LBb Gull Swan Island

18th March – (MR early am)

Chiffchaff 1st field
Long-tailed Duck
drk RCP off 1st field
Black-necked Grebe off 2nd field
leucistic GBb Gull on Mere
fem Velvet Scoter
fem Marsh Harrier over Hermitage field
LRP reported
Mink near HVWG Hide

Black-necked Grebe off 2nd field

Black-necked Grebe off 2nd field


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East Newton + Aldbrough – (AJ)

Wheatear
Little Owl

Wheatear - Ade Johnson

Wheatear – Ade Johnson


Little Owl - Ade Johnson

Little Owl – Ade Johnson

Aldbrough Fish Ponds

1w White-fronted Goose with the Greylags

1w White-fronted Goose - Ade Johnson

1w White-fronted Goose – Ade Johnson


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16th March – (GD,LI)

Cetti’s Warbler 1 singing from 1st field early am
sum’plumage Black-necked Grebe off 1st field in am/off 2nd field in pm
Redhead Smew off Cormorant Trees in am/in SE corner in pm
Long-tailed Duck
drk RCP
fem Velvet Scoter in pm
4 Scaup in pm
Peregrine
Common Buzzard

13th March – (LI,MR)

4 Scaup from KP
drk RCP from KP
Egyptian Goose from KP
8 Chiffchaff (3 1st field, 2 Heslop’s, 3 west end)
Common Buzzard
Red-necked Grebe Decoy channel
25+ Yellowhammer Ouzel Hedge
30+ Reed Bunting
9 Chaffinch
4 Tree Sparrow
5+ Skylark
Snipe Heslop’s
Curlew over north

Bewholme

1 Oystercatcher
Little Grebe

12th March – (AJ,MR)

Egyptian Goose from KP in am
Long-tailed Duck from KP
4 Scaup from HVWG hide
6 Whooper Swan
Chiffchaff in Wassand

Long-tailed Duck - Ade Johnson

Long-tailed Duck – Ade Johnson


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Egyptian Goose off KP - Ade Johnson

Egyptian Goose off KP – Ade Johnson


Scaup

Scaup


Whooper Swans

Whooper Swans


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Bewholme

Little Grebe
6 Shelduck
8 Shoveler

11th March – (MR,TI)

4+ LBb Gull from KP in am
8 Common Buzzard from KP
Long-tailed Duck off Swan Island
Bittern seen briefly in Bull Hole in am from KP
Pink-footed Goose 1 off KP, 1 over north late morning
20+ Yellowhammer Ouzel Hedge
30+ Reed Bunting Ouzel Hedge
3+ Tree Sparrow Ouzel Hedge
4 Skylark

10th March – (MR)

6 Lesser Redpoll 2nd field in am
25 Linnet 1st/2nd field
4 Brambling Ouzel Hedge/West end
40 Reed Bunting Ouzel Hedge/West end
35 Yellowhammer Ouzel Hedge/West end
6+ Tree Sparrow
4 Skylark
Red-necked Grebe Decoy Channel
2 Shelduck
2 Oycs over Mere
Chiffchaff singing 1st field reedbed
4 Common Buzzard
9 Scaup + drk RCP (RL et al)

9th March – (TM)

Corn Bunting along Ouzel Hedge
Good no’s of Yelllowhammer + Reed Bunting Ouzel Hedge
6 Bullfinch
5 Skylark
8 Tree Sparrow
4 Linnet
2 Peregrine
13 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Egyptian Goose
Noctule Bat

Bewholme

3 Dunlin

8th March – (LI)

1 Black-tailed Godwit on KP
Long-tailed Duck Swan Island
1 Barnacle Goose
2+ LBb Gull
2 Oycs
Goldcrest

Black-wit off KP

Black-wit off KP

6th March – (LI)

215 Wigeon Bewholme

4th March – (GT,MR)

Long-tailed Duck off Swan Island in am
2 LBb Gull Swan Island
5+ Scaup north side of Mere
drk Red-crested Pochard
Red-necked Grebe Decoy Channel
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Common Buzzard
12 Yellowhammer west end
15+ Reed Bunting
20+ Chaffinch

3rd March – (BMJ,MR)

fem Velvet Scoter from HVWG hide
7 Scaup (2 drks) from HVWG hide
2 LBb Gull Swan Island
drk Red-crested Pochard

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One response to “March Sightings

  • Two new birds for Paull | hullvalley

    […] 16/3 Again on Sunday morning had nothing from HVWG hide at Hornsea Mere except the Red-crested Pochard but Geoff Dobbs fared better from the south side starting with Cetti’s Warbler in 1st field then Long-tailed Duck, Black-necked Grebe and redhead Smew. The Velvet Scoter and 4 Scaup were seen in the afternoon. More from the mere here. […]

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