Monthly Archives: July 2015

July Sightings

31st July – KP in am (GB)

2 Grey Heron
4 Common Tern
6 Little Gull
Dunlin

1st Field – pm

10 Little Gull
130+ Swift

Offshore Hornsea – pm

540 Little Gull

30th July – KP in am (GB)

2 Grey Heron
4 Common Tern
4 Little Gull

1st Field – pm

3 Grey Heron
5 Common Tern
80 Little Gull

Offshore Hornsea – pm

34 Common Scoter flew North
860 Little Gull including a juvenile

29th July – KP in am (GB)

6 Great-crested Grebe
Little Egret
3 Grey Heron
2 Little Gull
7 Common Tern
Common Sandpiper
Dunlin

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk-am (GB,JC)

Grey Heron
7 Common Buzzard incl 3 juvs)
5 Marsh Harrier (male,female,3 juvs)
Kestrel
8 Great-crested Grebe
140 Mallard
12+ Gadwall
3 Teal
24 Tufted Duck
Pochard
Kingfisher
Common Tern
Yellow Wagtail Ouzel Hedge (JC)
3 Treecreeper Southorpe Road

1st Field – pm

Barn Owl hunting
16 Little Gull
7 Common Tern
140+ Swift

Offshore Hornsea – pm

42 Common Scoter on the sea
760 Little Gull

Cowden – (TI)

Peregrine with prey

28th July – KP in am (TI,MR)

10 Little Gull around KP/Jetties
6+ Common Tern
Common Sandpiper
Redshank
2 Goldeneye off 1st Field early aft

Wassand Hide late aft – (GB,MR)

3+ Bearded Tit from reedbed opposite hide
3 Common Sandpiper
Common Buzzard and 2 juvs
6 Marsh Harrier (4 juvs, fem, male)

1st Field in evening – (GB)

2 Little Egret
4 Grey Heron
15 Common Tern
320 Little Gull
120+ Swift
300+ House Martin

Common Tern in the gloom from KP

Common Tern in the gloom from KP


Little Gulls

Little Gulls


Little Gull

Little Gull

27th July – Wassand Hide 09:30-12:15 (MR,GB)

5 Common Tern
2+ Bearded Tit
6 Marsh Harrier (3 juvs, male, 2 fem)
ad Common Buzzard and 1 juv
11 Whimbrel over Decoy high Southwest
Hobby
Green Woodpecker

Reed Warblers from Wassand Hide

Reed Warblers from Wassand Hide

KP early am – (JC,GB)

2 Dunlin
2 Common Sandpiper
4 Common Tern
1 Common Gull
2 Little Gull on jetty (1 adult in full breeding plumage)

1st Field – pm (GB)

15 Common Tern
2 Arctic Tern flew East
140 Little Gull
450+ Swift
120+ Swallow

Offshore Hornsea – pm

420 Little Gull
juvenile Yellow-legged Gull

26th July – KP in am (JC)

1 Redshank
1 Common Sandpiper
4 Common Tern
2 Grey Heron

1st Field – pm (GB)

juvenile Yellow-legged Gull
12 Common Tern
420 Little Gull
160+ Swift
230+ Sand Martin
120+ Swallow

25th July – KP in am (GB)

2 Grey Heron
5 Common Tern

1st Field – pm

7 Common Tern
320 Little Gull

24th July – KP in am (GB)

4 Grey Heron
4 Common Tern
Common Sandpiper

Southside – am

Marsh Harrier – juv in off sea flew South West

Wassand Hide – am

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
6 Marsh Harrier (male,female,4 juvs)
8 Great Crested Grebe
130+ Mallard
12+ Gadwall (including female with small duckling)
4 Teal
2 Wigeon
2 Pochard
22 Tufted Duck
3 Curlew flew West
Whimbrel flew West
4 Common Tern flew West

23rd July – KP in am (GB)

2 Grey Heron
196 Mute Swan including 7 cygnets
2 Common Sandpiper
4 Common Tern
350+ Swift

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk 09:00-11:30 (GB,JC)

Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
6 Marsh Harrier (1 male,1 female,4juvs)
7 Great Crested Grebe
80+ Mallard
Gadwall
4 Teal
2 Wigeon
21 Tufted Duck
4 Bearded Tit – highly mobile and elusive from hide
Redshank flew West
Curlew flew West
4 Common Tern flew West

1st Field – pm

3 Common Tern
400+ Swift
220+ House Martin
70 Swallow
60 Sand Martin

Offshore Mappleton

870 Little Gulls in several rafts on the sea
22 Sandwich Tern flew South

21st July – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk 09:30-12:00 (MR,GB)

7 Marsh Harrier (4 juvs, 2 fem, 1 male)
Peregrine
Sparrowhawk
1 Common Buzzard
3 Wigeon
4 Teal
Kingfisher
Green Woodpecker
2+ Bearded Tit from left hand side of hide though elusive
5 Dunlin
5 Grey Heron

Grey Herons through Decoy

Grey Herons through Decoy


Southern Hawker in Wassand

Southern Hawker in Wassand

Wassand Hide in aft – (JC)

Common Tern – 5 including the orangey-billed/no dark tip Common Tern also seen 12th and 14th July briefly
Mute Swan still with 5 cygnets
Sand Martin – 100+
Kingfisher
Otter – 20 yards off the hide at 16:45

KP – late aft (GB)

juvenile Yellow-legged Gull

Offshore Hornsea – evening

party of 7 Grey Heron flew South
68 Little Gull on the sea
7 Dunlin flew South

20th July – 1st Field pm (GB)

17 Common Tern
10 Little Gull

Offshore Hornsea

32 Little Gull flew South
5 Dunlin flew South
2 juv Yellow-legged Gull

19th July – 1st field in pm (GB)

7 Common Tern
10 Little Gull
700+ Swift
300+ House Martin
80+ Sand Martin

Offshore Hornsea in pm

2 juvenile Yellow-legged Gull

18th July – KP in am (GB)

3 Grey Heron
Common Tern
Common Sandpiper
700+ Swift

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk – am

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
5 Marsh Harrier (1 male,2 female,2 juvs)
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
12 Gadwall
5 Common Tern flew West
Teal
Kingfisher
2 Jay
4+ Great Spotted Woodpecker
4 Treecreeper

juv Marsh Harrier - Colin Keelty

juv Marsh Harrier – Colin Keelty

1st Field – pm

2 Common Sandpiper
4 Common Tern (2 juvs)
58 Little Gull

Offshore Hornsea – pm

adult Mediterranean Gull flew South
3 Little Gull

17th July – 1st Field in evening (GB)

Little Egret on Swan Island
4 Common Tern
40 Little Gull

Offshore Hornsea – evening

17 Little Gull
3 Redshank flew South
10 Knot flew South

16th July – 1st Field in evening (GB)

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Tern

Offshore Hornsea in evening

17 Eider flew N
130 Little Gull flew SE
juvenile Yellow-legged Gull

15th July – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk – am (GB)

3 Grey Heron
4 Common Buzzard
7 Marsh Harrier (1 male,3 female,3 juvs)
Sparrowhawk
Kingfisher
5 Common Tern flew West
2 Jay
4+ Great spotted Woodpecker

KP – am

Mute Swan 148 (including 7 cygnets)
Common Sandpiper
Redshank flew West

14th July – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk 10:00-14:30 (MR,GB,JC)

4 Bearded Tit (2 imm male,2 imm female) extremely elusive, though 4 birds had shown around 11:20 for several minutes, and 2 birds on and off between 13:34 and 14:30 in right hand reedbed from hide
7 Marsh Harrier (2 fem, 2 male, 3 juvs)
2 Common Buzzard
3 Little Gull over Mere
9 Common Tern flew high west early aft
Redshank west thru Decoy
Green Sandpiper east thru Decoy
Kingfisher briefly from hide
Common Spotted Orchids in cattle field by the pines

Green Sandpiper, 2 Snipe, 3 Black-tailed Godwit at Bewholme in am

3 of the 4 Bearded Tits from Wassand Hide

3 of the 4 Bearded Tits from Wassand Hide


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Kingfisher

Kingfisher


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13th July – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk 10:00-14:30 (MR,GB)

fem/imm Bearded Tit seen several times from hide early aft
7 Marsh Harrier (2 fem,2 male, 3 juvs)
2 Common Buzzard
juvenile Peregrine thru Decoy
8+ Common Tern
pair Mute Swan now down to 5 cygnets
1+ Crossbill heard over Decoy
Kingfisher
Cuckoo on KP early am (GB)
Jay high north over Swan Island in am (GT)
The Poplars by the start of the Woodland Walk held some birds with healthy numbers of Great Tit, Blue Tit, Long-tailed and Coal Tit. 2 Spotted Flycatcher with at least 3 juvs, 4+ Blackcap and 7 Treecreeper.

2 Black-tailed Godwit at Bewholme in am

2 of the 3 juv Marsh Harrier currently in Decoy

2 of the 3 juv Marsh Harrier currently in Decoy

12th July – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk 09:00-12:00 (TM,MR)

12+ Common Tern including 3 juvs
1 Little Egret
2 Grey Heron
fem/imm Garganey with the Teal
29+ Teal
17+ Tufted Duck including fem with 1 duckling
6 Marsh Harrier (2 fem, 1 male, 3 juvs)
1+ Common Buzzard
Mute Swan with 6 cygnets
Kingfisher along Woodland Walk
5 Crossbill around Wassand carpark

1st Field – pm (GB)

2 Grey Heron
Little Egret
Kingfisher
14 Little Gull
3 Common Tern

Little Egret

Little Egret


Common Tern

Common Tern


Common Tern

Common Tern


Mute Swan

Mute Swan

11th July – Wassand Hide (TM)

3 juvenile Marsh Harrier from the hide
5 Common Tern

KP – am (GB)

2 Grey Heron
5 Common Tern including 3 juvs
Common sandpiper

1st Field – pm

Little Egret roosting on Swan Island

10th July – 1st field in evening (GB)

160 Little Gull

9th July – 1st field in evening (GB)

Grey Heron
Little Egret on Swan Island
170 Little Gull
Curlew flew West

6 Crossbill over Kingswood/Cineworld Hull at 08:15 (MR)

8th July – KP midday (TI)

An adult Long-tailed Skua flew low east over the Mere viewed from KP, past the jetties and out over Stream Dyke at the east end around 12:15

7th July – KP – am (GB)

2 Grey Heron
2 Oystercatcher

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk – am

2+ Common Buzzard
5 Marsh Harrier incl a recently fledged juv male
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Kingfisher
13 Common Tern flew West
2 Jay
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker

6th July – 1st/2nd Field late am/early aft (MR)

2 Common Tern feeding over northside
LRP Swan Island spit
8 ad Little Gull over Mere then high west
4 Redshank west thru Mere then south over Heslop’s
2 Oystercatcher Swan Island spit
Black-tailed Skimmer off 2nd field

5th July – KP in am (GB)

Dunlin
Redshank and Black-tailed Godwit off 1st field (LB)

1st field – pm (GB)

470 Little Gull
1200+ Swift
3 Black-tailed Godwit flew Southwest
Curlew flew West
Whimbrel flew West

4th July – 1st field in evening (GB,LB)

Bittern flew in from the east to roost in reedbed at 21:20
1,060 Little Gull all adults in smart plumage coming in very high from the SE initially

3rd July – Wassand Hide 19:30-21:30 (MR,TM)

Otter from hide at 21:10
2 Kingfisher
4 Marsh Harrier (3 fem, 1 male)
1 Common Buzzard
1 Emperor Dragonfly
7 Great-crested Grebe
2 Pipistrelle Bat along Woodland walk
Garden Warbler (GT)

Otter performed for several minutes this evening

Otter performed for several minutes this evening


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Kingfisher briefly from Wassand hide

Kingfisher briefly from Wassand hide


the view this evening from Wassand hide

the view this evening from Wassand hide

Wassand Hide/Wassand area in am – (MR)

pair Garden Warbler + 1 other singing near Weatherhill Farm/plantation
2 Spotted Flycatcher
5 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier
1+ Hobby from hide + Weatherhill area
2 Redshank east thru Decoy
Oystercatcher and single Lapwing east thru Decoy
1 Crossbill over Decoy
Black-tailed Skimmer Seaton Pond

Garden Warbler near Weatherhill

Garden Warbler near Weatherhill

KP – am (GB,JC)

2 Grey Heron
2 Sparrowhawk
Marsh Harrier
2 Curlew flew West
2 Redshank flew West
Greenshank flew West
juv Little Ringed Plover (JC)

juv Little Ringed Plover on KP - Jeff Cox

juv Little Ringed Plover on KP – Jeff Cox


Bee Orchid South Cliffs Hornsea - Jeff Cox

Bee Orchid South Cliffs Hornsea – Jeff Cox

1st field – pm (GB)

74 adult Little Gull
1 Common Sandpiper 1st field edge (LB)

offshore Hornsea – pm (GB)

109 adult Little Gull flew South

2nd July – KP in am (GB)

Whimbrel flew West
2 Black-tailed Skimmer (LI)

1st July – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk – am (GB)

Grey Heron
4 Common Buzzard
6 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Hobby
20+ Gadwall
Kingfisher
Crossbill over
2 Jay
6+ Great Spotted Woodpecker
2 Spotted Flycatcher at Wassand

1st field – pm

adult Little Gull flew East

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