Monthly Archives: September 2015

September Sightings

30th September – Southside/Wassand (MR)

1 Hobby
Bittern flew low west past 2nd field into Heslop’s 12:05
4 Common Buzzard (2 Wassand, 2 high south)
ad fem Marsh Harrier high south 14:30
2 Cetti’s Warbler 1st field (GB,AE)
2 Grey Wagtail over Mere
5 Siskin 2nd field
several Redpoll over 2nd field
5 House Martin
Kingfisher 2nd field
2+ Jay Wassand
Green Woodpecker Wassand
of interest a Tufted Duck bearing a red nasal band with either 7H or TH inscribed on the saddle is present with the wildfowl congregating at the west end of the Mere

Common Buzzard low over Wassand

Common Buzzard low over Wassand


nasal saddled Tufted Duck

nasal saddled Tufted Duck

29th September – 1st Field

4 Little Gull

28th September – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk-pm (GB)

4 Grey Heron
3+ Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
2 Hobby – sub-adult+juv
22 Shoveler
550+ Tufted Duck
2 Jay

4 Sandwich Tern on Hornsea beach (JC)

27th September – from KP (GB)

2 Little Gull

26th September – from KP late aft (GB)

3 Little Gull

24th September – KP in am (GB)

4 Grey Heron
Sparrowhawk
147 Mute Swan
145 Canada Goose
Pintail
120+ Wigeon
Dunlin
Little Gull
2 Siskin flew South
4 Goldfinch

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk – am

Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
juvenile Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
juvenile Hobby
3 Jay
Great Spotted Woodpecker
30+ Goldfinch at Wassand

23rd September – Southside/Wassand Hide (MR,MT,GB,BMJ)

Bittern from 1st field reedbed flew west 08:50
Cetti’s Warbler 1st field + 3rd field
2+ Reed Warbler 1st field
2 Ringed Plover south
3 Snipe south
1 Dunlin from KP (LB)
6 Grey Heron inc 2 over high west
2 Little Gull off 1st field
Redpoll + Siskin over 2nd field
95 Barnacle Goose (89,5,1)
300+ Lapwing Heslop’s area
3+ Common Buzzard over west end/Wassand
3 Hobby over west end/Wassand/Swan Island (TI)
2+ Sparrowhawk over west end/Wassand
3 Kestrel over Heslop’s/Wassand
ad fem + juv Marsh Harrier Wassand
3 Pintail (2 on Mere, 1 Decoy)
Tufted x Scaup type hybrid Decoy Channel

Bittern off west from 1st field reedbed

Bittern off west from 1st field reedbed


Reed Warbler 1st field

Reed Warbler 1st field


part of the Barney flock over Heslop's

part of the Barney flock over Heslop’s


Lapwing over Ouzel Hedge

Lapwing over Ouzel Hedge


Hobby over Heslop's

Hobby over Heslop’s


Sparrowhawk near Ouzel Hedge

Sparrowhawk near Ouzel Hedge

22nd September – Southside/Wassand hide in am (MR)

3 Dunlin (2 south, 1 first field edge)
1 Little Grebe off 1st field
3 Reed Warbler 1st field
2 Lesser Whitethroat 1st/2nd field
3 Cetti’s Warbler heard, 1st field, 3rd field, Wassand hide
2 Pintail on Mere
89 Barnacle Goose field south of Heslop’s
Kingfisher
2 Grey Wagtail over Decoy
2 juv Hobby from Wassand hide
1 Common Buzzard
2 Green Woodpecker

Kingfisher from Wassand hide

Kingfisher from Wassand hide

KP in am (GB)

360+ Greylag Goose
3 Little Gull
3 Grey Heron

21st September – 1st Field (GB)

2 Little Gull in pm

20th September – Southside in am (TM,MR,JC)

15 Pink-footed Goose (12 south, 3 on Mere)
89 Barnacle Goose
1 Goldeneye off 1st field
Green Woodpecker 2nd field
2 Little Gull off 2nd field
2 Cetti’s Warbler 3rd field/Heslop’s
5 Pintail (2 Decoy Channel, 3 over west)
2 Hobby juv + 1st sum
7 Common Buzzard (2 west end, 5 high over WSW)
2 Marsh Harrier fem + imm
Siskin + Redpoll over
small passage of Skylark + Meadow Pipit
Jay
4 Goldcrest
7 Little Gull in evening (GB)

juv Hobby Ouzel Hedge

juv Hobby Ouzel Hedge

Pintails

Pintails

19th September – 1st Field in pm (GB)

4 Grey Heron
10 Little Gull
60+ Swallow

18th September – KP in am (GB,JC)

4 Grey Heron
White Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
30+ Goldfinch

Southside/Wassand Hide-pm

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier – both females
3 Hobby-adult + 2 juvs
24 Great Crested Grebe
220+ Gadwall
27 Shoveler
28 Teal
94 Wigeon
Pintail
440 Tufted Duck
34 Pochard
female Scaup
250+ Lapwing
2 Snipe flew East
Cetti’s Warbler
5 ChiffChaff
21 Reed Bunting – Ouzel Hedge
c340 Lapwing over (usually to be seen in the ploughed fields by Southorpe Road)
Green Woodpecker – woodland walk
20+ Meadow Pipit
3 Goldfinch
Yellowhammer

cleared Willows down in Heslops - Jeff Cox

cleared Willows down in Heslops – Jeff Cox


willows cleared (2)

17th September – KP in am (GB)

4 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
250+ Lapwing
2 Little Gull
Kingfisher
70+ House Martin

16th September – 1st Field in pm (GB)

250+ Lapwing
450+ Swallow
700+ House Martin

offshore Hornsea – pm

70 Little Gull

15th September – KP in am (GB)

4 Grey Heron
70+ Lapwing
7 Little Gull
10+ Sand Martin
250+ Swallow
420+ House Martin
12+ Pied Wagtail
26 Goldfinch

1st Field – pm

135 Little Gull

14th September – 1st Field pm (GB)

64 Little Gull
160+ Swallow
220+ House Martin

13th September – KP am (GB)

4 Grey Heron
350+ Lapwing
Common Sandpiper
7 Little Gull
Cetti’s Warbler – briefly at close range
12 Pied Wagtail

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (GB,BMJ,JC)

2 Grey Heron
12+ Common Buzzard – incl 10 high flying birds heading West
2 Marsh Harrier – female and immature male
Sparrowhawk
2 Hobby – both juveniles
Ruff flying West
2 Jay
24 Goldfinch

Hobby - Jeff Cox

Hobby – Jeff Cox


birds - hobby, juv, hornsea mere sep 2015 (2)

1st Field – pm

76 Little Gull

12th September – KP am (GB)

4 Grey Heron
Sparrowhawk
220+ Lapwing
Knot
Dunlin
Common Sandpiper
14 Little Gull
320+ House Martin
16 Pied Wagtail
6+ Yellow Wagtail

1st/2nd Field – pm

3 Yellow Wagtail

11th September – 1st Field pm (GB)

4 Grey Heron
460 Little Gull
160+ House Martin

Offshore Hornsea – pm

44 Common Scoter on the sea
2400 Little Gull

10th September – Offshore Hornsea in am (GB)

All movement North
Red-throated Diver
Fulmar
68 Gannet
Pintail
56 Wigeon
66 Teal
48 Common Scoter
7 Great Skua
27 Little Gull
First/Second Field-am
5 Grey Heron
Common Sandpiper
9 Little Gull
12 Pied Wagtail
7 Yellow Wagtail

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk – pm

Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier – female + cream-crown heading high S.West
2 Hobby – both juvs
26 Great Crested Grebe
19 Shoveler
54 Wigeon
560+ Coot

1st Field – pm

68 Lapwing
1620 Little Gull

Aldbrough – (AJ)

a perched Hummingbird Hawkmoth at Aldbrough

Hummingbird Hawkmoth - Ade Johnson

Hummingbird Hawkmoth – Ade Johnson


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9th September – Offshore Hornsea in am (GB)

All movement North
22 Red-throated Diver
186 Gannet
Shelduck
2 Pintail
94 Wigeon
454 Teal
1494 Common Scoter
4 Sanderling
3 Great Skua
46 Little Gull
17 Sandwich Tern
24 Common Tern

KP – am

4 Grey Heron
Common Sandpiper
8 Little Gull
19 Pied Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
35+ Goldfinch

1st Field – pm

70+ Lapwing
540 Little Gull

8th September – KP in am (GB)

3 Grey Heron
Common Sandpiper
7 Little Gull
140+ House Martin
18 Pied Wagtail
48 Goldfinch

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk – pm

2 Grey Heron
female Marsh Harrier
2 Hobby-juveniles
12 Great Crested Grebe
200+ Gadwall
18 Shoveler
34 Teal
32 Wigeon
400+ Tufted Duck
44 Pochard
Treecreeper
7 Long-tailed Tit

7th September – KP in am (GB,BMJ)

4 Grey Heron
22 Teal
33 Wigeon
265 Tufted Duck
44 Pochard
female Scaup
Common Sandpiper
10 Little Gull
Swift
22 Sand Martin
70+ Swallow
160+ House Martin
22 Pied Wagtail
3 Grey Wagtail
46 Goldfinch

1st Field – pm

240 Little Gull

6th September – Offshore Hornsea – 06:00-07:20 (GB)

Movement North
4 Red-throated Diver
12 Fulmar
167 Gannet
14 Wigeon
27 Teal
21 Common Scoter
juvenile Sabine’s Gull
42 Kitiwake
4600+ Little Gull flew NNEast

KP – 09:30-12:00

juvenile Red-necked Phalarope found by Mike Ibbotson and Nigel Genn.
The bird fed actively along the northern edge of the reeds and at times at very close range.
On one occasion it landed on the sandy edge. It was harassed by Coots and gulls and eventually left the area mid-afternoon
and could not be relocated.

4+ Grey Heron
female Scaup
2 Common Sandpiper
12 Little Gull
adult Mediterranean Gull
2 Swift
140+ House Martin
40+ Sand Martin
Grey Wagtail
44 Goldfinch

Red-necked Phalarope - Rich Willison

Red-necked Phalarope – Rich Willison


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5th September – Offshore Hornsea 06:10-07:20 + 10:50-11:50 (GB)

Movement North
Red-throated River
27 Fulmar
549 Gannet
dark bellied Brent Goose
5 Pintail
76 Wigeon
154 Teal
62 Common Scoter
3 Oystercatcher
Dunlin
3 Sanderling
Redshank
5 Curlew
9 Great Skua
adult Pomarine Skua
4 Arctic Skua
17 Little Gull
28 Kittiwake
11 Sandwich Tern
14 Common Tern
4 Arctic Tern

Movement South
2 Red-throated Diver
2 Red-breasted Merganser
juvenile Long-tailed Skua

KP – am

4 Grey Heron
Sparrowhawk
juvenile Garganey
8 Little Gull
4 Swift
260+ House Martin
21 Pied Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
35 Goldfinch

1st Field – pm

24 Little Gull

Offshore Hornsea

220 Little Gull

4th September – Offshore Hornsea (GB)

Movement North
4 Red-throated Diver
Black-throated Diver
12 Teal
13 Wigeon
37 Kittiwake
4 Sandwich Tern

Movement South
6 Great Skua
2 Pomarine Skua
9 Arctic Skua
Arctic Tern
juvenile Yellow-legged Gull
juvenile Mediterranean Gull

KP – am

3 Grey Heron
Common Sandpiper
8 Little Gull
60+ Swallow
300+ House Martin
16 Pied Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
Kingfisher
32 Goldfinch

1st Field – pm

170 Little Gull

3rd September – KP/1st/2nd Field – in am (GB)

3 Grey Heron
Common Sandpiper
12 Little Gull
2 Swift
90+ Sand Martin
420+ Swallow
700+ House Martin
17 Pied Wagtail
16 Goldfinch

2nd September – KP in am (GB)

4 Grey Heron
7 Little Gull
18 Pied Wagtail

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (GB,RC et al)

Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier female/juvenile
2 Hobby
12 Great Crested Grebe
2 Little Grebe
90+ Mallard
160+ Gadwall
Pintail
3 Shoveler
18 Wigeon
10 Teal
30+ Pochard
180+ Tufted Duck
fem Scaup
70+ House Martin at Wassand

1st Field – pm

fem Scaup
juvenile Mediterranean Gull flew East
51 Little Gull

1st September – 1st/2nd Field/Wassand Hide in am (GB)

5 Grey Heron
7 Common Buzzard
male Marsh Harrier flew high West
Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
2 Hobby
16 Great Crested Grebe
2 Little Grebe
70+ Mallard
160+ Gadwall
3 Shoveler
14 Wigeon
26 Teal
2 Garganey
32 Pochard
female Scaup
4+ Common Sandpiper
2 Greenshank
Ruff
160 Lapwing flew South West
7 Little Gull
24 Swift
140+ House Martin

1st Field – pm

22 Little Gull
4 Swift
70+ Swallow
120+ House Martin

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