Monthly Archives: September 2014

September Sightings

30th September – (GB)

KP – am

2 Grey Heron
Egyptian Goose
Barnacle Goose + flock of 90+ birds
5 Red-crested Pochard
60+ Teal
Garganey
2 Little Gull
2w Med Gull
2 Grey Wagtail
Pink-footed Goose

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk – am

2 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
2 Sparrowhawk
Hobby
Kestrel
12 Great Crested Grebe
68 Gadwall
55 Shoveler
104 Wigeon
60+ Teal
2 Garganey
4 Pintail
Green Woodpecker
Jay

1st field – late aft (MR,GB,LB)

Little Grebe
35 Swallow
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Cetti’s Warbler
ad Med Gull

29th September – (RL et al)

1 Bittern at East end
Kingfisher north side
5 Little Gull south side
Pink-footed + Egyptian Goose KP

28th September – (GB)

Hornsea – am

74 Pink-footed Geese flew south

KP – late aft

30+ alba Wagtail
6 Little Gull

Offshore Hornsea – late aft

10 Little Gull feeding
36 Common Tern flew south

27th September – (MR) Wassand/Decoy hide late am/early aft

2 Garganey
Pintail
Goldeneye
9 Pink-footed Goose (groups of 4 + 5)
80+ Gadwall
157 Wigeon
33 Teal
2 juv Little Gull thru west
Kingfisher
Jay
2 Marsh Harrier
2+ Common Buzzard

4 Pink-feet in Decoy channel from hide

4 Pink-feet in Decoy channel from hide


Pintail in Decoy

Pintail in Decoy


Garganey (2 birds) still present in Decoy

Garganey (2 birds) still present in Decoy


drk Goldeneye dropping into Decoy

drk Goldeneye dropping into Decoy


Shoveler from the Wassand hide

Shoveler from the Wassand hide


Gadwall from the Wassand hide

Gadwall from the Wassand hide


recordshot of the 2 Garganey

recordshot of the 2 Garganey

KP – am

3 Grey Heron
Egyptian Goose
Garganey off Swan Island
Kingfisher
2 Little Gull

26th September – (MR) 1st/2nd field in am

10 Pink-footed Goose dropped in off Heslop’s 10:30 then flew west
fem Scaup off Cormoramt Trees
Pintail off Heslop’s

Pink-feet off Heslop's

Pink-feet off Heslop’s

KP – am (GB)

Sparrowhawk
3 Grey Heron
Egyptian Goose
Red-crested Pochard
Goldeneye – eclipse drake
3 Little Gull

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk – am

2 Grey Heron
2+ Sparrowhawk
2+ Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier – 2cy bird/wing moult
10 Pink-footed Geese flew WSW at 10:45
92 Mute Swan
80+ Wigeon
24 Teal
25+Siskin
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker

25th September – (GB)

Offshore Hornsea – early am

4 Red-throated Diver flew south
14 Teal flew north
220 Little Gull feeding

KP – am

4 Grey Heron
Sparrowhawk
Egyptian Goose
Barnacle Goose + flock of 90+
Little Gull

Offshore Hornsea – pm

44 Little Gull feeding
Arctic Skua flew north
12 Common Tern flew south
4 Sandwich Tern flew south

1st field/2nd field pm

4 Little Gull
1450+ Coot

24th September – (GB)

KP – am

3 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Egyptian Goose
Barnacle Goose + flock of 90+
3 Little Gull

Offshore Hornsea – am

Sandwich Tern flew south
Pomarine Skua flew south
Yellow-legged Gull

Offshore Hornsea – pm

juv Pomarine Skua flew south
3,200 Little Gull offshore – late afternoon

Northcliffe Boatyard area – (AE)

100+ Golden Plover

Golden Plover's - Alan Elkin

Golden Plover’s – Alan Elkin


Golden Plover - Alan Elkin

Golden Plover – Alan Elkin

23rd September – (GB)

KP – am

4 Grey Heron
Egyptian Goose
Barnacle Goose + flock of 90+
Mandarin
5 Red-crested Pochard
Kingfisher
7 Little Gull

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk – am

5 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Kestrel
Pintail
80+ Gadwall
44 Shoveler
120+ Wigeon
90+ Teal
70+ Pochard
430+ Tufted Duck
16 Swallow
Green Woodpecker
2 Goldcrest
Jay

KP – late aft

12 Little Gull
30+ ”alba” Wagtail
12 Swallow
Sand Martin

Spurn – (AJ)

1w Masked Shrike - Ade Johnson

1w Masked Shrike – Ade Johnson

1w Masked Shrike - Ade Johnson

1w Masked Shrike – Ade Johnson

Tunstall – (AJ)

Stonechat at Tunstall, 1 of 2 - Ade Johnson

Stonechat at Tunstall, 1 of 2 – Ade Johnson

22nd September – Cowden early am (MR,BMJ)

5 Stonechat
3 Whinchat

1st/2nd field late am

1+ Cetti’s Warbler 1st field
3 Common Buzzard
87+ Barnacle Goose

Comma in 1st field

Comma in 1st field

KP – late aft (GB)

4 Grey Heron
Barnacle Goose
Egyptian Goose
Mandarin
37 Little Gull
fem Scaup (JC)

2nd field in evening – (LI)

22 Barnacle Goose flew in high from the east over Mere
1 Ruff
Hobby
150 Little Gull
juv Med Gull

21st September – Mappleton late aft (BMJ,TM,MR)

Leach’s Petrel close in north 16:30
30+ Little Gull
Black Tern lingering of Mapp
6 Red-throated Diver
1 Arctic Skua
2 Sooty Shearwater north
5+ Manx Shearwater north

KP mid aft – (TM)

2 Wheatear
Black Tern off Hornsea seafront

KP – am (GB)

3 Grey Heron
4 Red-crested Pochard
Mandarin
Egyptian Goose
11 Little Gull
Kingfisher

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk – am

3 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
137 Mute Swan + 38 elsewhere KP et al (day total 175)
76 Gadwall
42 Shoveler
124 Wigeon
43 Teal
38 Pochard
184 Tufted Duck
Reed Warbler

offshore Hornsea – pm

52 Little Gull

20th September – Wassand/Decoy hide in pm (TM,MR,JC)

1 Garganey
129 Mute Swan
2w Med Gull thru east
2 Little Grebe

Cowden early am/midday/early aft (MR,TM)

18 Little Gull
12+ Red-throated Diver
40+ Wigeon
13 Teal
Greenshank over

KP – am (GB)

4 Grey Heron
5 Red-crested Pochard
16 Little Gull

Spurn

1w Masked Shrike

distant Masked Shrike at Barnsley-by-the-sea

distant Masked Shrike at Barnsley-by-the-sea

19th September – Tunstall in am (AJ)

juv/1w Red-breasted Flycatcher
Firecrest
Spotted Flycatcher
Osprey

Cowden early am – (LI,BMJ,GB) in pm (MR,MT)

2 Stonechat
3+ Whinchat in am, 6 in pm
3+ Kestrel
2 Blackcap
2 Redstart in pm
2 Grey Wagtail south
1 Little Gull
122 Wigeon -3 flocks (16,42 and 64) moving north offshore
Marsh Harrier – “cream crown”
Wheatear

Redstart at Cowden

Redstart at Cowden

KP – am (GB)

4 Grey Heron
Egyptian Goose
Barnacle Goose + 90+ in flock
Mandarin
4 Red-crested Pochard
53 Little Gull
Wheatear
Siskin

18th September – Cowden early am + late pm (MR,MT,LI)

2 Yellow-browed Warbler
Grasshopper Warbler
10+ Whinchat
Tree Pipit
5 Redstart
Ring Ouzel
Garden Warbler
2 Wheatear
6+ Siskin
2 Stonechat
4 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
3 Kestrel
1w Med Gull

Siskin at Cowden

Siskin at Cowden

Hornsea Boatyard/Atwick Gap – in am (LI)

1w Red-breasted Flycatcher till late aft at least
Wheatear
Whinchat
Grey Wagtail
50+ Common Scoter south
6+ Kestrel

Grimston – (TI)

2 Yellow-browed Warbler

KP – am (GB)

2 Grey Heron
Egyptian Goose
Mandarin
Barnacle Goose, also 90+ in flight
5 Red-crested Pochard
16 Little Gull
Common Sandpiper
Wheatear

Mandarin on KP, 1 of many munters currently residing on KP -  Alan Elkin

Mandarin on KP, 1 of many munters currently residing on KP – Alan Elkin

KP – late aft

31 Little Gull
Wheatear

17th September – Grimston (TI)

Yellow-browed Warbler still present
Kingfisher male (2nd Autumn record)
12+ Wheatear
Whinchat
Cetti’s Warbler caught and ringed

16th September – (GB)

KP late aft

Peregrine over Swan Island
26 Little Gull

Hornsea seafront – (TI)

3 Wheatear
Whinchat
10+ Robin
Goldcrests

Grimston – (TI)

Yellow-browed Warbler still present
12 Wheatear
2 Redstart
Pied + Spotted Flycatcher
4 Song Thrush
Whinchat
Garden Warbler

15th September – (GB)

KP – am

3 Grey Heron
5 Red-crested Pochard – 4 juvs (1 ringed) and an eclipse drake
5 Little Gull
60+ Swallow
2 Grey Wagtail

KP – late aft

2 Grey Heron
5 Red-crested Pochard -1 juv (ringed) +4 eclipse drakes
25 Little Gull
40+ House Martin
White Wagtail

Little Gulls around the Jetties

Little Gulls around the Jetties

Grimston in pm – (TI)

4 Redstart
3 Pied Flycatcher
Spotted Flycatcher
4 Wheatear
2 Grey Wagtail
Garden Warbler
Barred warbler still present
Brambling
Yellow-browed Warbler

14th September – (GB)

KP – am

3 Grey Heron
2 juv Red-crested Pochard
11 Little Gull
40+ House Martin
2 Cetti’s Warbler singing (LI)
4 Common Sandpiper
2 Dunlin

1st field – pm

4 Little Gull upto 19:00

13th September – (BMJ,MR) Wassand/Decoy hide late am/early aft

2 Garganey
juv Marsh Harrier
1+ Common Buzzard
2 Hobby
fem Mandarin
82 Wigeon
23 Shoveler
40+ Teal
3 RCP’s (2 juvs, ecl drk)
Reed Warbler
Peregrine east
Green Woodpecker
2 Goldcrest
1+ Kingfisher

Garganey from  Wassand hide 1 of 2 present

Garganey from Wassand hide 1 of 2 present

KP in am – (GB)

4 Grey Heron
2 juv Red-crested Pochard
2 Dunlin flew E
12 Little Gull
70+ House Martin

Grimston – (TI)

Barred Warbler – 3rd record this year (different bird from yday)
Sedge Warbler
Dotterel flew south

12th September – (TM) late aft

2 ad Med Gull on Mere from KP

Grimston – (TI)

Barred Warbler
Pied Flycatcher
Wheatear

Barred Warbler Grimston - 2nd record in as many weeks

Barred Warbler Grimston – 2nd record in as many weeks

KP – am (GB)

3 Grey Heron
Egyptian Goose
1 Barnacle Goose + flock of 90+ birds
2 Red-crested Pochard – juvs-one with band/ring on left leg
27 Little Gull

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk

3 Grey Heron
3 Common Buzzard
2 juv Marsh Harrier
2 Hobby
Little Grebe juv
60+ Teal
76 Wigeon
42 Shoveler
45+ House Martin – Wassand
Redwing Wassand carpark

1st field – pm

5 Little Gull upto 19:00

11th September – (MR) Wassand/Decoy hide late am/early aft

2 Garganey
93 Teal
43 Wigeon
28 Shoveler
1 juv Little Grebe
1+ Hobby
2 Common Buzzard
upto 3 Kingfisher
7 Grey Heron (3 in Decoy, 4 over west)
Barnacle Goose flock over Decoy
c95 Barnacle Goose in field behind 2nd field this evening (LI)

2 Hobby around Seaton

Grimston – (TI)

present now just over a week, Tim’s 4th Grimston Kingfisher

yet another Grimston 2014 Mega

yet another Grimston 2014 Mega

10th September – (MR) Mere in evening

c65 alba Wagtail around jetties/east end reedbed
4 Little Grebe off Swan Island

Cowden

Common Buzzard south
Whimbrel south
5 Curlew north
18 Wigeon + 7 Teal north
2 Arctic Skua

KP – am (GB)

4 Grey Heron
Little Egret
Common Tern
12 Little Gull
60+ House Martin

1st field – pm

14 Little Gull
70+ House Martin

9th September – KP in am (GB)

Little Egret Swan Island
Kingfisher on jetty
12 Little Gull
Wheatear + Sedge Wrb on KP (TI)
3 Kingfisher + Grey Wagtail over (LI)

1st field – pm

11 Little Gull
60+ House Martin

8th September – KP in am (GB)

Sparrowhawk
4 Grey Heron
Little Egret
Egyptian Goose
Red-crested Pochard
Common Snipe flew west
14 Little Gull
Common Tern
70+ House Martin
20+ Sand Martin
40+ Swallow

1st field – pm

24 Little Gull
Little Egret – Swan Island
Common Tern
60+ House Martin

7th September – KP in am (GB)

3 Grey Heron
Little Egret
Egyptian Goose
38 Pochard
Red-crested Pochard
2 Redshank
Black-tailed Godwit (had roosted on jetty)
Common Tern
14 Little Gull
70+ House Martin

Black-tailed Godwit around KP - Alan Elkin

Black-tailed Godwit around KP – Alan Elkin

1st field – pm

22 Little Gull upto 18:40
Common Tern

Tunstall – (AJ)

4 Whimbrel
Curlew
4 Redshank
4 Dunlin
Knot
2 Ringed Plover

6th September – (LI) mid aft from KP

1 Garganey off Swan Island
1 fem Mandarin off Swan Island
1 Blackwit around KP

KP in am – (GB)

4 Grey Heron
Little Egret
26 Little Gull
160+ House Martin
KP – late aft

cream crown Marsh Harrier – Heslop’s
Black-tailed Godwit
Little Egret – Swan Island
24 Little Gull

5th September – (MR,TM)

Cowden early am

5 Whinchat
3 Marsh Harrier
3 Kestrel
6+ Fulmar
2 Wigeon north
21 Teal
3 Shelduck north
Snipe west
Barwit south
Redshank south
Curlew north

KP over midday

13 Redshank flew east over Mere with 3 Knot
2 Redshank around KP
2 Common Sandpiper KP/Swan Island
Whinchat around putting green
Common Tern
7 Little Gull

Whinchat around the Putting Green - Alan Elkin

Whinchat around the Putting Green – Alan Elkin

Southside/Wassand Wood + Decoy Hide in aft

1 Redshank over 1st field north
3 Redshank south over Heslop’s
Snipe over 2nd field
Little Egret on northside from 2nd field
male Marsh Harrier west over Mere
21 Lapwing ploughed field south of Heslop’s
ad fem Marsh Harrier over Heslop’s
Grey Wagtail east over Ouzel Hedge
696 Coot from Wassand hide
11 Redshank east thru Decoy with a Dunlin
1 Pintail
29 Wigeon
3 Little Grebe
38 Teal
2 Hobby viewed from the pines from the Woodland Walk
Cetti’s Warbler singing from east end 16:00
22 Little Gull (2 juvs) from 1st field 16:00

11 Redshank thru Decoy, at least 30 where seen today around the Mere

11 Redshank thru Decoy, at least 30 where seen today around the Mere


Pintail distant from the Wassand hide

Pintail distant from the Wassand hide


Hobby in area by the pines

Hobby in area by the pines


2nd bird favouring the Wood by the Wassand carpark

2nd bird favouring the Wood by the Wassand carpark

Mappleton late aft

a pants sea watch off Mapp produced an unusually close in Razorbill

a pants sea watch off Mapp produced an unusually close in Razorbill

KP – in am (GB)

3 Grey Heron
Little Egret
Egyptian Goose
5 Little Gull
140+ House Martin
30+ Sand Martin
40+ Swallow

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk – am

2 Grey Heron
juvenile Marsh Harrier
42 Shoveler
Pintail
22 Wigeon
185 Tufted Duck
24 Pochard
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
70+ House Martin over Wassand

1st field – pm

22 Little Gull upto 19:40
Little Egret on Swan Island

Tunstall – (AJ)

some passage waders on the Tunstall pools

Redshank 6
Dunlin 6
Curlew Sandpiper 2
Green Sandpiper 1
Little Ringed Plover 1
Knot 1

l-r Knot, Dunlin, Curlew Sand and Redshank - Ade Johnson

l-r Knot, Dunlin, Curlew Sand and Redshank – Ade Johnson


Curlew Sandpipers - Ade Johnson

Curlew Sandpipers – Ade Johnson


Curlew Sandpiper - Ade Johnson

Curlew Sandpiper – Ade Johnson

4th September – (MR,LI)

Cowden early am

9 Whinchat
4 Marsh Harrier
25 Knot south
3+ Yellow Wagtail
1 GS Woodpecker
2 Kestrel
6+ Fulmar

Whinchat at Cowden

Whinchat at Cowden

1st/2nd field in evening (MR,TM)

18 Shoveler
1 Kingfisher
1 Common Tern
3 Little Gull

KP – am (GB)

3 Grey Heron
2 Little Egret
Fulmar flew NE
Egyptian Goose
5 juv Shelduck
16 Wigeon
Pintail
18 Little Gull
Common Tern
Swift
160+ House Martin
Kestrel over 1st field

KP – late aft

32 Little Gull
2 Little Egret
13 Shoveler

3rd September – Cowden late pm (LI)

1 juv/1w Red-backed Shrike
4 Whinchat

recordshot of the brief Cowden Red-backed Shrike

recordshot of the brief Cowden Red-backed Shrike

Grimston – (TI)

Kingfisher (4th Grimston record)

KP – am (GB)

4 Grey Heron
Little Egret
Egyptian Goose
210 Teal
13 Shoveler
5 Wigeon
18 Little Gull
40+ Sand Martin

KP – late aft

35 Little Gull
220+ House Martin
200+ Swallow
30 Sand Martin
Cetti’s Warbler singing from 3rd field (LI)

Offshore Hornsea – pm

160 Little Gull – 19:20

1st field – pm

75 Little Gull – 19:40
Little Egret – Swan Island

2nd September – (GB)

1st field – pm

60 Little Gull upto 19:30
24 Pochard
Little Egret – Swan Island

1st September – (GB)

1st field – pm

Little Egret on Swan Island
32 Little Gull upto 19:30

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