August Sightings

31st August – 1st/2nd Field – 06:20-07:20 drizzle/light rain (GB)

juvenile Red-backed Shrike still,feeding close to fence-line before onset of heavy rain
Common Redstart
Whitethroat
4+ Willow Warbler

KP – am

5 Grey Heron
juvenile Garganey
7 Common Sandpiper
2 Dunlin
2 Greenshank
Ruff
Snipe
35 Lapwing flew South West
7 Little Gull
2 Swift
130+ House Martin
21 Pied Wagtail
White Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
Whinchat
5 Goldfinch

Bewholme – am

44 Teal
48 Lapwing

Mere – am

145 Teal
140+ Gadwall
22+ Wigeon
fem Scaup

1st Field in evening

Garganey
17 Little Gull
14 Swift
70+Swallow

30th August – 1st Field early evening (LB)

a superb record of juv Red-backed Shrike in 1st field reedbed early evening till dusk

Red-backed Shrike at Mere - Ade Johnson

Red-backed Shrike at Mere – Ade Johnson


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phonescoped Red-backed Shrike


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Sunset over Hornsea Mere - Rich Willison

Sunset over Hornsea Mere – Rich Willison


Red-backed Shrike - Rich Willison

Red-backed Shrike – Rich Willison


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1st/2nd Field 07:30-09:30 (MR)

2 Green Sandpiper
5+ Common Sandpiper
1+ Greenshank
1 Ruff
1 Dunlin south
2 Garganey (1 off 1st field with Teal, 1 on mud edge)
fem Scaup off KP
5 Shelduck
1 Common Swift
1 Grey Wagtail south
male Marsh Harrier over 3rd field
juv Marsh Harrier west over Mere

Garganey 1st field edge

Garganey 1st field edge

Wassand Hide early aft – (MR,JH,EH)

2 fem Marsh Harrier
fem Scaup
4+ Spotted Flycatcher by cottages

Offshore Hornsea – pm (GB)

All movement south
15 Little Gull
22 Sandwich Tern
330 Common Tern

1st Field – late pm

juv Red-backed Shrike
90+ Lapwing flew South West
3+ Common Sandpiper
70 Little Gull

29th August – KP/1st/2nd Field – am (GB)

5+ Grey Heron
2 Greenshank
9 Common Sandpiper
30+ Lapwing
juvenile Yellow-legged Gull
14 Little Gull
3 Whinchat
42 Swift
160+ House Martin
60+ Sand Martin
22 alba Wagtail

Southorpe/Wassand Hide – am

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
juvenile Marsh Harrier flew high South West
2 Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
80+ Mallard
130+ Gadwall
2 Shoveler
4 Wigeon
24 Teal
22 Pochard
140+ Tufted Duck
fem Scaup
38 Goldfinch
Yellow Wagtail

Offshore Hornsea – pm

All movement South
2 Knot
48 Little Gull
54 Sandwich Tern
42 Common Tern

1st Field in evening

Greenshank
26 Little Gull
Swift
80+ Swallow roosting

Aldbrough Fish Ponds – (AJ)

another site first at the ponds with a Southern Hawker

Southern Hawker - Ade Johnson

Southern Hawker – Ade Johnson

28th August – West Carlton, nr Aldbrough (AJ)

a photo of the moulting adult Dotterel picked up in fields by West Carlton this afternoon by Ade

Dotterel at West Carlton - Ade Johnson

Dotterel at West Carlton – Ade Johnson

Bewholme Hall – am (GB et al)

3 Dunlin
Ringed Plover
2 Black-tailed Godwit
2 Ruff
68 Lapwing

1st Field – pm (GB)

2 Greenshank
3 Common Sandpiper
42 Little Gull
3 Common Tern

1st/2nd Field/KP – early am (GB)

No sign of White-winged Black Tern
4+ Grey Heron
juv Marsh Harrier in off the sea flew West
Common Buzzard
18 Pochard
female Scaup
8+ Common Sandpiper
3 Greenshank
Ruff
3 Dunlin
Turnstone flew West
27 Little Gull
2 Whinchat at KP
120+ Swift in two groups 62 and 58+
came in off the sea and flew South West

27th August – KP/1st/2nd Field in am (GB)

4 Grey Heron
Kestrel
24 Teal
17 Pochard
66 Tufted Duck
female Scaup
Greenshank
Ruff
9+ Common Sandpiper
14 Little Gull
juv White-winged Black Tern still present,very active
and feeding between the Boundary Posts and Swan Island
juv Whinchat
2 Swift
130+ Sand Martin

1st/2nd Field – pm

Little Egret
female Scaup
4 Greenshank
Ruff
170 Little Gull
juv White-winged Black Tern
still present at dusk

26th August – KP/1st/2nd Field am (GB)

4 Grey Heron
male Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
22 Teal
7 Wigeon
60+ Gadwall
2 Dunlin
3 Greenshank
14 Common Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper
2 Dunlin
juv White-winged Black Tern still present and feeding
between Boundary Posts and Swan Island
27 Little Gull

Bewholme – am

24 Teal
28 Lapwing
4 Dunlin
Black-tailed Godwit

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk

2 Grey Heron
3 Common Buzzard
2 Hobby
44 Lapwing flew West
2 Swift
360+ House Martin

Offshore Hornsea – pm

All movement South
2 Oystercatcher
11 Sanderling
12 Dunlin
3 Turnstone
6 Ruff
335 Little Gull
6 Sandwich Tern
juvenile Black Tern
235 Common Tern

1st Field 20:00

130 Little Gull

25th August – Hornsea Mere

KP – 08:00-11:35 including Boat Trip to Boundary Posts (GB,MR,DB)

6+ Grey Heron
9 Pintail
11 Wigeon
30+ Teal
70+ Gadwall
7 Knot
6 Dunlin
Ruff
3 Greenshank
7+ Common Sandpiper
22 Little Gull
4 Common Tern
juv White-winged Black Tern
3 Swift
Whinchat
juv Yellow Wagtail
juv Hobby from 1st field (TI)
1+ Pied Flycatcher + 6+ Spotted Flycatcher in Wassand (MR)

juv White-winged Black Tern

juv White-winged Black Tern


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9 Pintail fresh in heading west

9 Pintail fresh in heading west


Knot on KP

Knot on KP

Whinchat on KP

Whinchat on KP

Offshore Hornsea – 06:00-06:35 (GB)

Whimbrel flew South
1030 Little Gull flew North at sunrise

1st/2nd Field – 06:45-07:10

Little Egret left Swan Island roost
male Marsh Harrier flew West
23+ Common Sandpiper
2 Greenshank
47 Little Gull – 23 birds flying high West and inland
White-winged Black Tern – juv still present and feeding
between Boundary Posts and Swan Island

Offshore Hornsea – 18:45-20:15 (GB)

All movement South
Oystercatcher
2 Sanderling
6 Dunlin
Little Stint – juvenile
Knot
520 Little Gull
72 Sandwich Tern
165 Common Tern
6 Arctic Tern

24th August – Hornsea Mere (GB,TM,MR,GT,JC,DB,RW)

A great days birding at the Mere in difficult conditions, hot and sunny in the morning with a mega heat haze, cooler in the afternoon with a sea fret/fog from 12:30 onwards till late afternoon, dropping birds (particularly waders) on and through the Mere, but making visibility at times poor at best.

1 juv White-winged Black Tern – always distant from 2nd field for the most part and still present at 20:15 off Swan Island
7 Black Tern (2 juvs @06:30 am, 1 juv mid am,2 moulting ads + 2 juvs in evening)
820 Little Gull in evening, 30+ present throughout day
5 Common Tern
2 Little Egret
5 Grey Heron
1 Bittern dropped into Heslop’s from Decoy Channel late aft
Common Sandpiper – 24 from KP early am, groups of 42,16,20,28 noted in afternoon,23 and 24 in evening
6 Green Sandpiper
1 Curlew Sandpiper thru west
1 Spotted Redshank over south
11 Turnstone
2+ Greenshank
4+ Redshank
28+ Dunlin
15 Ruff
16 Curlew
4+ Whimbrel
3 Snipe
6 Ringed Plover
fem Scaup in evening from 1st field
1 Goldeneye from KP in am/off 1st field in pm
22 Teal
11 Wigeon
10 Pochard
60+ Gadwall
2 juv Marsh Harrier – inc green wing-tagged bird high south at 17:00
4+ Common Buzzard
3+ Whinchat from KP + 1st field
1 Pied Flycatcher in evening (GT)

distant phonescoped juv WWB Tern off 2nd field

distant phonescoped juv WWB Tern off 2nd field


Bittern dropping into Heslops

Bittern dropping into Heslops


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Common Sandpipers and Dunlin from 2nd field

Common Sandpipers and Dunlin from 2nd field


Turnstones heading through Mere

Turnstones heading through Mere

Grimston – (TI)

amongst the common migrants today a juv Red-backed Shrike

Red-backed Shrike - Tim Isherwood

Red-backed Shrike – Tim Isherwood

Aldbrough Fish Ponds – (AJ)

Another site first for Ade at the ponds today, 2 female Red-veined Darters

female Red-veined Darter - Ade Johnson

female Red-veined Darter – Ade Johnson


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Bewholme – (GT)

3 Ringed Plover
2 Common Sandpiper
9 Ruff
5 Dunlin
107 Lapwing

Cowden – 07:00-10:00 (MR,TM)

1 Wryneck
7 Pied Flycatcher
2 Redstart
2 Garden Warbler
4 Whinchat
25+ Willow Warbler
Whimbrel over south
Wood Sandpiper over south
Green Sandpiper
Barn Owl

Willow Warbler at Cowden

Willow Warbler at Cowden


Pied Flycatcher at Cowden

Pied Flycatcher at Cowden

23rd August – Cowden late aft (TM,MR)

2+ Pied Flycatcher
Spotted Flycatcher
Whinchat
Garden Warbler
6+ Willow Warbler
10 Wheatear
9 Common Swift south
Whimbrel south
Redshank south

Pied Flycatcher at Cowden

Pied Flycatcher at Cowden


Spotted Flycatcher at Cowden

Spotted Flycatcher at Cowden


Roe Deer

Roe Deer

Grimston – late aft (TI)

14+ Pied Flycatcher
3 Spotted Flycatcher
8 Redstart
12 Wheatear
12 Whinchat
Garden Warbler
juv Cuckoo

1st/2nd Field 08:00-10:30 (TM,MR)

2 Snipe feeding off 1st field
2 Whimbrel south
4 Curlew west
3 Greenshank
1 Ruff
14 Common Sandpiper
7 Little Gull
5 Common Swift
1 Pied Flycatcher in Wassand near the cottages (DB,SB)

Greenshanks off 2nd field

Greenshanks off 2nd field


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Ruff over Mere

Ruff over Mere

KP – in am (GB)

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
10 Wigeon
17+ Common Sandpiper
2 Greenshank
12 Little Gull – 3 juveniles
Common Tern – juvenile
Yellow-legged Gull – juvenile

22nd August – 2nd Field/Wassand in am (MR,TM,JC)

7+ Common Sandpiper
1 Ruff
2+ Greenshank
3 Dunlin
3+ Spotted Flycatcher
ad fem Marsh Harrier

Spotted Flycatcher Wassand

Spotted Flycatcher Wassand


Small Copper

Small Copper

Grimston in evening – (TI)

7 Black Tern
3 Arctic Skua
Puffin
25 Teal

Offshore Hornsea – 18:55-20:20 (GB)

28 Teal flew North
Otherwise movement South
10 Oystercatcher
2 Dunlin
18 Knot
5125+ Little Gull
8+ Black Tern
23 Sandwich Tern
1172 Common Tern/Commic Tern

21st August – Mappleton in evening (TM,MR)

ad Black Tern south 20:00
1400+ Little Gull between Mappleton/Cowden
19 Knot south
2 Curlew
12 Whimbrel

Mere in am – (MR)

3 Greenshank 1st/2nd field
Redshank
2+ Common Sandpiper
1 Ruff 2nd field
2 juv Marsh Harrier from Wassand Hide
4 Hobby from Wassand Hide at 10:40
3 Little Gull thru Decoy

3 Black-tailed Godwit at Bewholme

Greenshank off 1st Field

Greenshank off 1st Field

KP – am (GB)

5 Grey Heron
18 Teal
12 Shoveler
64 Gadwall
70+ Tufted Duck
5 Pochard
2 Common Sandpiper
Dunlin
Greenshank
12 Little Gull

Offshore Hornsea – 18:30-20:20

All movement South
2 Teal
7 Wigeon
10 Common Scoter
8 Oystercatcher
10 Whimbrel
4 Dunlin
11 Knot
3850+ Little Gull
123 Sandwich Tern
1070+Common Tern/Commic Tern

20th August – 2nd Field 07:30-09:30 (MR)

9 Common Sandpiper
3 Greenshank
Ruff
Redshank
8 Little Gull
3 Curlew west
2 Kingfisher
Cetti’s Warbler singing from 3rd field

Aldbrough Fish Ponds – (AJ)

Confirmation of a site/patch first for Ade at the ponds, with a Cetti’s Warbler singing in the evening.

Cowden 10:00-13:00

2 Redstart
2+ Garden Warbler
18+ Willow Warbler
1+ Whinchat
Hobby south
ad Med Gull on beach

Garden Warbler at Cowden

Garden Warbler at Cowden

KP – late aft (GB)

12 Little Gull

Offshore Hornsea – pm

All movement South
4 Fulmar
31 Knot
3 Dunlin
2 Redshank
803 Little Gull – 19 juveniles
juvenile Black Tern
52 Sandwich Tern
520 Common Tern
13 Arctic Tern

19th August – KP/1st/2nd Field – in am (GT,JC,GB)

5 Grey Heron
6 Teal
9 Wigeon
22 Gadwall
8 Pochard
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier – juvenile over from South-East
Sparrowhawk
17 Golden Plover flew East
8 Lapwing on Swan Island spit
9 Dunlin
22+ Common Sandpiper
5 Greenshank
Snipe
Ruff
2 juvenile Black Tern
Little Gulls on jetties

Dunlin on KP - Jeff Cox

Dunlin on KP – Jeff Cox


Little Gulls and Common Tern - Jeff Cox

Little Gulls and Common Tern – Jeff Cox

Bewholme – late aft (GB)

5 Lapwing
Common Sandpiper
Little Stint juvenile
4 Ruff
Black-tailed Godwit

Offshore Hornsea – pm (GB)

All movement south
20 Common Scoter
4 Oystercatcher
43 Dunlin
Wood Sandpiper
Ruff
1170 Little Gull incl 23 juveniles
Mediterranean Gull – juvenile
27 Sandwich Tern
636 Common Tern
5 Arctic Tern

18th August – KP late aft (GB)

Little Ringed Plover
2 Common Sandpiper
Dunlin
6 Redshank
48 Little Gull
400+ House Martin

17th August – Bewholme in am (GT)

juv Caspian Gull
2 Black-tailed Godwit
6 Ruff
3 Dunlin
1 Common Sandpiper

juv Caspian Gull at Bewholme - Garry Taylor

juv Caspian Gull at Bewholme – Garry Taylor


juv Caspian Gull - Garry Taylor

juv Caspian Gull – Garry Taylor

Wassand Hide in aft – (GT)

2 Black-tailed Godwit
2 Ruff + Curlew all thru east
Kingfisher
Southern Hawker
6 Brown Hawker
3 Emperor
4 Black-tailed Skimmer
2 Four-spot Chaser

1st Field – pm (GB)

5 Little Gull
2 Common Tern
2 Swift

Offshore Hornsea – pm

27 Common Scoter flew north
270 Common tern feeding offshore
Arctic Skua chasing terns
400+ Commic Terns feeding distantly
860 Little Gull

16th August – KP early am (GB)

4 Grey Heron
2 Marsh Harrier male + juv
2 Shoveler
Ruff
Little Stint
2 Common Sandpiper
5 Little Gull
15 Common Tern

Bewholme – am

4 Teal
2 Shoveler
9 Ruff
4 Black-tailed Godwit
5 Dunlin
Common Sandpiper
3 Yellow Wagtail
2 juv Lesser Black-backed Gull

1st Field – pm (GB)

Little Egret
3 Grey Heron
10 Little Gull
4 Common Tern
22 Swift

Offshore Hornsea – pm

All movement south
3 Bar-tailed Godwit
10 Little Gull
120 Common Tern

15th August – 1st/2nd Field 7:00-08:45 (MR)

109 Little Gull off 1st field + 40+ on jetties
2 Common Tern
3 Ruff (1 off 1st field, 2 Swan Island spit)
3 juv Yellow Wagtail off 1st field
2 Dunlin south over Mere
1 Little Egret west over Mere
Greenshank off 1st field
ad Hobby chasing hirundines over 1st field
Sparrowhawk

2 Dunlin + 4 Ruff + 4 Black-tailed Godwit at Bewholme

KP – am (GB)

4 Grey Heron
Sparrowhawk
2 Wigeon
2 Shoveler
2 Common Sandpiper
76 Little Gull
5 Common Tern

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk-am

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier – male,juv and migrant female in heavy wing moult
Red-necked Grebe – moulting adult
24 Great Crested Grebe inc 2 juvs
12 Teal
70+ Gadwall
10 Pochard

Bewholme – am

juv Shelduck
4 Teal
3 Shoveler
9 Ruff
4 Black-tailed Godwit
2 Dunlin
Common Sandpiper

1st Field – pm

12 Little Gull

Offshore Hornsea-pm

All movement south
juv Mediterranean Gull
420 Little Gull
365 Common Tern

14th August – Wet throughout day – KP in am (GB)

6 Little Gull

1st/2nd Field mid aft – (MR,TM)

6 Common Sandpiper
6 Little Gull
Grey Wagtail over 1st field

13th August – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk 10:00-12:30 (MR)

fem Scaup
2 Bearded Tit from reedbed opposite hide, and birds heard from left and right hand reedbed
male + juv Marsh Harrier
2 Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
2 Wigeon
22+ Great-crested Grebe inc 2 juvs
ad + juv Little Grebe
23 Teal
2 Treecreeper in right hand reedbed
Curlew over
Greenshank thru
Green Sandpiper thru
1+ Common Sandpiper thru and from hide
2 Dunlin thru
dead juv Kittiwake from hide

Treecreeper from Wassand Hide

Treecreeper from Wassand Hide


Common Sandpiper from Wassand Hide

Common Sandpiper from Wassand Hide


Curlew over Decoy

Curlew over Decoy


Cormorant

Cormorant


many Peacocks today around Wassand

many Peacocks today around Wassand


Gatekeeper near the Pines

Gatekeeper near the Pines

Southside early aft

2 Greenshank 1st field/east end
Common Sandpiper
5 Dunlin over Mere
34 Golden Plover over Mere
1 Little Gull
Kingfisher
Grey Wagtail dropped on KP (GT)

Golden Plovers over Mere

Golden Plovers over Mere

Bewholme

10 Ruff
10 Dunlin
Greenshank
4 Black-tailed Godwit
3 Shoveler

KP – am (GB)

3 Grey Heron
206 Mute Swan incl 10 cygnets
2 Redshank
Greenshank
Snipe
4 Dunlin
2 Common Sandpiper
Little Gull
3 Common Tern

12th August – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (MR,JC,GB)

2 juv Marsh Harrier
3 Common Buzzard
3 Grey Heron
8 Teal
110 Gadwall
102 Tufted Duck
fem Scaup
10 Pochard
2 Wigeon
worn adult Red-necked Grebe
22 Great-crested Grebe inc 1 juv
ad + juv Little Grebe
Kingfisher
Greenshank
2 Dunlin
Common Sandpiper
juv Cuckoo by the pines
Otter from hide 10:45 + 11:07
Bearded Tit heard from left hand reedbed

Greenshank through Decoy

Greenshank through Decoy


juv Cuckoo by the pines

juv Cuckoo by the pines


distant Otter from hide

distant Otter from hide

Bewholme early am – (MR)

6+ Ruff
2 Black-tailed Godwit
10+ Dunlin

KP early am – (GB)

35 Common Tern (27 flew out to coast)
4 Common Sandpiper
4 Dunlin
3 Grey Heron
4 Little Gull

Bewholme – pm

juv Shelduck
2 Shoveler
9 Ruff
2 Black-tailed Godwit
Greenshank
10 Dunlin
2 juv Lesser Black-Backed Gull

Offshore Hornsea – pm

All movement South
5 Oystercatcher
6 Dunlin
9 Sanderling
55 Little Gull
26 Sandwich Tern
439 Common Tern
8 Arctic Tern

11th August – Bewholme in am (GT)

7 Ruff
Greenshank
Dunlin

3cy Caspian Gull between Seaton and Bewholme in evening
22 Dunlin in evening
Greenshank
8 Ruff
2 Black-tailed Godwit

KP – in am (GB)

3 Grey Heron
Garganey off Tree Island
8 Teal
Pochard
Little Ringed Plover
Common Sandpiper
4 Little Gull
2 Common Tern
3 Whimbrel + Curlew over (GT)
5 Dunlin + 3 Common Sandpiper in evening at Mere

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

Grey Heron
3 Common Buzzard -1 juv
3 Marsh Harrier-male and 2 juvs
Sparrowhawk
22 Teal
60+ Gadwall
2 Shoveler
Wigeon
8 Pochard
55 Tufted Duck
Black-tailed Godwit flew West
2 Common Tern
Bearded Tit

10th August – Bewholme in evening (GT)

8 Ruff
2 Dunlin

1st Field – pm (GB)

2 Little Gull
Common Tern

Offshore Hornsea – pm

All movement South
2 Sanderling
12 Sandwich Tern
616 Common Tern
1800+ “Commic” Tern
(many distant birds and several large flocks on the beach at low tide)
4 Arctic Tern
juv Black Tern
juv Mediterranean Gull

Grimston – (TI)

a Black Stork seen briefly in flight late morning was sadly not relocated

9th August – Mere in am (GT)

juv Caspian Gull
4+ Dunlin around KP

Bewholme in am

6 Ruff
Greenshank
Dunlin

Offshore Hornsea – pm (GB)

All movement South
4 Oystercatcher
7 Knot
24 Dunlin
10 Sanderling
260 Little Gull
385 Common Tern

Aldbrough – (AJ)

1 Wood Sandpiper

Wood Sandpiper - Ade Johnson

Wood Sandpiper – Ade Johnson

8th August – KP in am (GB)

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
30+ Gadwall
3 Dunlin
Common Sandpiper
2 Little Gull
5 Common Tern

1st Field – pm

Little Gull

Offshore Hornsea-pm

All movement South
7 Oystercatcher
3 Little Gull
35 Common Tern
12 Sandwich Tern
Shag on the sea

Grimston – (TI)

Wood Sandpiper

7th August – KP in am (GB)

2 Grey Heron
4 Little Gull
4 Common Tern

Southside/Wassand Hide – am

188 Cormorant
Little Egret
3 Grey Heron
5 Common Buzzard – 3 juvs
3 Marsh Harrier – female,2 juvs
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
4 Shelduck flew West
4 Teal
40+ Gadwall
Pochard
44 Tufted Duck
Greenshank flew West
2 Common Tern
2 Bearded Tit

1st Field – pm

6 Little Gull
5 Common Tern

Offshore Hornsea – pm

All movement South
6 Oystercatcher
75 Little Gull
28 Sandwich Tern
45 Common Tern

6th August – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk 10:00-12:45 (MR)

6 juv/imm Bearded Tit from reedbed opposite hide 12:15
fem/juv Garganey
4 Marsh Harrier
2+ Common Buzzard
3 Hobby
2 Little Egret over Mere
2 Grey Heron
2 Common Tern
Green Woodpecker
Sparrowhawk

Bewholme – (MR,GB)

2 Black-tailed Godwit
102 Lapwing
juv Greenshank
3 juv Ruff
3 Teal
ad LBb Gull + 2 juvs

KP – in am (GB)

2 Common Buzzard
juv Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
6 Little Gull
2 Common Tern
juv Yellow-legged Gull

1st Field – pm

Little Egret
5 Common Tern

Offshore Hornsea – pm

All movement South
55 Common Scoter
3 Oystercatcher
10 Sanderling
Dunlin
65 Sandwich Tern
425 Common Tern
350+Commic Tern (distant in heat shimmer)
8 Arctic Tern
68 Little Gull (+ many more distant in shimmer)
juvenile Caspian Gull on beach

5th August Wassand Hide/Wassand 10:00-13:30 (MR,GB)

2+ Bearded Tit heard calling from reedbed opposite hide
3 Hobby
5 Marsh Harrier (2 juvs, male, 2 fem)
2+ Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Little Egret
Kingfisher
Spotted Flycatcher by the cottages

158+ Lapwing
3 Black-tailed Godwit + 2 Ruff at Bewholme early aft

2 Hobby over Decoy

2 Hobby over Decoy


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3rd Hobby over Decoy Channel

3rd Hobby over Decoy Channel

KP – in am (GB)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Sandpiper
Little Gull
2 Common Tern

Offshore Hornsea – pm 18:00-20:30 (GB)

All movement South

30 Oystercatcher
92 Knot
12 Sanderling
Turnstone
2 Little Stint
2 Redshank
8 Bar-tailed Godwit
4 Whimbrel
300 Little Gull
67 Sandwich Tern
668 Common Tern
4 Arctic Tern
adult Roseate Tern

1st Field – pm 20:50

Little Egret
340 Little Gull
5 Common Tern

4th August – Wassand Hide/2nd Field 10:00-13:30 (MR)

3 Little Egret (1 Wassand flew SW, 2 West End/Hermitage field/KP)
4 juv Marsh Harrier
3 juv Common Buzzard + adult
juv Yellow-legged Gull off 2nd field 13:00
37 Herring Gull inc 2 heavily oiled birds
Goldeneye off Heslops
84 Mute Swan off Heslops
Common Sandpiper Swan Island spit
17 Common Tern inc 3 juvs at West End
2 Brown Hawker

1st Field – pm (GB)

42 Common Tern
2 Sandwich Tern
45 Little Gull

Offshore Hornsea-pm

All movement South
juv Shelduck
2 Knot
Bar-tailed Godwit
620 Common Tern
13 Sandwich Tern
adult Black Tern in breeding plumage
adult Little Tern
862 Little Gull

3rd August – KP early am (GB,JC)

Little Egret
juv Marsh Harrier flew North West
3 Grey Heron
Shoveler
3 Dunlin flew North West
Little Gull
4 Common Tern

Offshore Hornsea – pm

Grey Heron flew South
34 Sandwich Tern flew South
31 Common Tern flew South
2 Knot flew South
juv Yellow-legged Gull
14 Lesser Black-Backed Gull
3 Little Gull

1st Field – late pm

Little Egret
10 Little Gull
15 Common Tern

2nd August – 1st Field in evening (GB)

Goldeneye
75 Common Tern flew South-east in two groups (58 and 17)
140 Little Gull

offshore Hornsea – pm

80+ Common Scoter in raft on sea
90 Little Gull

Mere Southside/Wassand Hide in am

2 Grey Heron
2 Little Egret
6 Great-crested Grebe
4 Common Buzzard – 2 juvs
5 Marsh Harrier – male and 4 juvs
Kestrel
120+ Mallard (in addition to KP)
24 Gadwall (in addition to KP)
2 Garganey
Whimbrel flew West
5 Common Tern
Bearded Tit juv
140+ Swift

Wassand – late aft

5 Common Buzzard (3 juvs)
200+ House Martin

offshore Hornsea-early am

24 Common Scoter flew North
115 Common Tern flew North
12 Sandwich Tern flew North
85 Little Gull
9 Dunlin flew South

KP in am – (GB,JC)

2 Grey Heron
5 Common Tern
7 Little Gull
Little Ringed Plover
Dunlin
Ruff
2 Common Sandpiper
6 Great-crested Grebe
90+ Mallard
14 Gadwall
4 Pochard
44 Tufted Duck

1st August – Grimston (TI)

Hummingbird Hawkmoth

Hummingbird Hawkmoth - Tim Isherwood

Hummingbird Hawkmoth – Tim Isherwood

KP late aft (GB)

3 Grey Heron
4 Common Tern
7 Little Gull

1st Field – pm

9 Common Tern
110 Little Gull
160+ Swift
200+ House Martin

offshore Hornsea – pm

Great-crested Grebe on the sea
28 Sandwich Tern flew south
880 Little Gull in four large rafts
juv Mediterranean Gull

South Cliff, Hornsea – (JC)

1+ Grasshopper Warbler
2 Curlew
5 Lapwing

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