Monthly Archives: November 2015

November Sightings

30th November – Hornsea (LI)

1 Waxwing flew south over the Tesco’s carpark around 8am

26th November – Wassand/Wassand Hide 09:00-12:00 (MR,JS)

1 Nuthatch in trees by the Wassand carpark late morning
a minimum of 5 Bearded Tit from Wassand hide (3 in left hand reedbed from hide, 2 in reedbed opposite hide)
male Marsh Harrier
Common Buzzard
3+ Cetti’s Warbler
small no’s of Siskin and Redpoll around Woodland walk

Long-tailed Duck off 1st field/KP early aft
Red colour-ringed ad winter Med Gull off 2nd field early aft
Kingfisher
Water Rail 1st field edge
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Aldbrough – (AJ)

Lapland Bunting in the clifftop stubble

Lapland Bunting at Aldbrough - Ade Johnson

Lapland Bunting at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


part of a small group of Siskin at Aldbrough Fish Ponds - Ade Johnson

part of a small group of Siskin at Aldbrough Fish Ponds – Ade Johnson

25th November – Wassand Hide (MR,SP,JB et al)

2 Bearded Tit in reedbed opposite hide
male Marsh Harrier
Daubenton’s Bat

Daubenton's Bat from Wassand hide

Daubenton’s Bat from Wassand hide

1st/2nd Field early aft – (MR)

Long-tailed Duck
Goosander
Slavonian Grebe off KP

Goosander off 1st field, also known by Hornsea folk as Goosnars!

Goosander off 1st field, also known by Hornsea folk as Goosnars!

24th November – Wassand Hide/Mere (MR,GT)

Red-throated Diver off Swan Island from 2nd field briefly late morning flew low west 11:40
2 Bewick’s Swan dropped in Decoy/Decoy Channel with a single Whooper Swan 12:35-13:00 at least
Slavonian Grebe from KP
3 Goosander on Mere late aft
male Marsh Harrier Wassand Hide/Heslop’s
Bearded Tits heard from Wassand hide early am
Cetti’s Warbler heard 3rd field/Wassand
Chiffchaff on Woodland walk with Tit flock

Red-throated Diver off west over Mere

Red-throated Diver off west over Mere

23rd November – Wassand Hide (SP)

male Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
Common Buzzard
3 Goosander
Otter

Otter from Wassand hide - Simon Pugh

Otter from Wassand hide – Simon Pugh

22nd November – Southside/Wassand Hide (GB,RY)

Sparrowhawk
Bittern flew to west end of Decoy
30+ Pink-footed Goose flew South West
96 Barnacle Goose
34 Shoveler
1200+ Tufted Duck
220+ Pochard
40+ Goldeneye
25 Lapwing
4 Jay
7 Magpie
1200+ Starling roosting at Decoy
8 Lesser Redpoll
40+ Reed Bunting
Slavonian Grebe + 2 Whooper Swan (GT)

Bittern - Rod Yeoman

Bittern – Rod Yeoman

21st November – Kirkholme Point (GT)

Slavonian Grebe

19th November – Mere late aft (GT)

1w Caspian Gull
1 Long-tailed Duck
pair RCP
pair Pintail
Scaup

Aldbrough – (AJ)

800-1000 Pink-footed Geese present in clifftop stubble fields
4 White-fronted Goose also present, appearing to show some features suggestive of Greenland White-fronted Goose
5 Whooper Swan also present briefly

White-fronted Geese at Aldbrough - Ade Johnson

White-fronted Geese at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


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18th November – Aldbrough (AJ)

a single Whooper Swan with the Goose flock at Aldbrough

Whooper Swan - Ade Johnson

Whooper Swan – Ade Johnson

Kingsfield, Hornsea (GB)

103 Pink-footed Goose flew South East at 11:20

17th November – Southside/Wassand Hide in am (GB)

2 Grey Heron
12 Whooper Swan including 2 juvs flew South West
138 Mute Swan
210+ Pink-footed Goose in 3 skeins flew South West
120+ Pochard
4 Red-crested Pochard
1050 Tufted Duck
42 Goldeneye
2 Bearded Tit near hide
Treecreeper
2 Goldcrest
14 Redwing
22 Blackbird
65+ Linnet
17 Lesser Redpoll
22 Goldfinch
24 Siskin near hide
Bullfinch
40+ Reed Bunting

Aldbrough – (AJ)

Brent Goose in the clifftop stubble today

dark-bellied Brent Goose Aldbrough clifftop - Ade Johnson

dark-bellied Brent Goose Aldbrough clifftop – Ade Johnson


Lesser Redpoll at Aldbrough - Ade Johnson

Lesser Redpoll at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

16th November – Wassand Hide (SP)

juv Peregrine over Decoy

15th November – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in pm (GB)

2 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
96 Barnacle Goose
84 Mute Swan
450+ Wood Pigeon
1200+ Starling roosting in Decoy

14th November – Wassand Hide in am (SP)

4 Whooper Swan flew out south
1 Bittern

12th November – Wassand Hide in am (MR)

18 Whooper Swan (17 flew out south)
5 Goosander
2+ Cetti’s Warbler
Bearded Tit’s heard
5 Lesser Redpoll near the pines

KP/Southside in am (GB,AE)

72 Pochard
pair Red-crested Pochard
female Scaup
2 White-fronted Goose flew North
277 Pink-footed Goose in four skeins flew North
107 Barnacle Goose – feeding Southorpe
109 Pink-footed Goose – feeding Southorpe

11th November – Aldbrough (AJ,MR)

Pink-footed Goose – upwards of 1500 birds now present in clifftop fields to the north including a White neck collared bird, it appears to read O 23
1 Eurasian White-fronted Goose also present (for 2nd day)
small no’s of Greylag and Canada Goose
1 Brent Goose north with Greylag’s
1 Curlew
1+ Short-eared Owl
2 Stonechat

a fraction of the Pink-feet at Aldbrough, white collared bird 3rd from left

a fraction of the Pink-feet at Aldbrough, white collared bird 3rd from left


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Short-eared Owl

Short-eared Owl

Mere late am/early aft

imm drk Pintail off northside of KP
pair Red-crested Pochard on Swan Island
Swedish rung Black-headed Gull on KP
Slavonian Grebe off 2nd field
2 Lesser Redpoll 1st field edge

Slavonian Grebe off 2nd field

Slavonian Grebe off 2nd field


Lesser Redpoll 1st field

Lesser Redpoll 1st field

10th November – Wassand/Wassand Hide 09:30-12:00 (MR,JB)

37 Whooper Swan including 5 juvs during morning from Wassand hide
14 Pink-footed Goose (13 over west, 1 in Decoy)
67+ Gadwall in Decoy
redhead Goosander in Decoy then south late morning
2 Cetti’s Warbler heard
fem Marsh Harrier
1 Common Buzzard
small no’s of Redwing along Woodland walk
Jay
Pipistrelle Bat along Woodland walk

Whooper Swans from Wassand hide

Whooper Swans from Wassand hide


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9th November – Southside/Wassand Hide-in pm (GB,BMJ)

32 Shoveler
22 Goldeneye
27 Pink-footed Goose flew South West
450+ Wood Pigeon
1200+ Starling roosting at East end
2 Jay
4 Redwing

Short-eared Owl at Cowden - Ade Johnson

Short-eared Owl at Cowden – Ade Johnson

8th November – Wassand Hide/Wassand (MR,CS,JS)

3 Pintail inc 2 drks
2 Cetti’s Warbler
1 Common Buzzard
32 Goldfinch by the pines

6th November – Mere/Hornsea Railway Line (GT)

a Hawfinch was found down the old Hornsea Railway Line adjacent to the Tesco’s carpark in the morning, and a Merlin was seen later in the day nearby

pair Red-crested Pochard from KP

Southside in am – (GB)

Slavonian Grebe off 2nd field
Hawfinch in 1st field disturbed by dog and flew South East at 09:45
23 Goldfinch
7 Redpoll

Aldbrough/Cowden – (AJ)

upto 600 Pink-footed Geese in stubble fields in the Aldbrough/Cowden area

4th November – Cowden (AJ)

Short-eared Owl at Cowden - Ade Johnson

Short-eared Owl at Cowden – Ade Johnson

Southside/Wassand Hide in am (GB,BMJ)

2 Grey Heron
Little Egret
6 Whooper Swan
210+ Pink-footed Goose in three skeins flew South East
Slavonian Grebe off 1st field
female Scaup
Cetti’s Warbler in alder next to Hide
34 Redwing flew West
Bearded Tit

3rd November – Southside 08:30-12:30 (MR)

Little Egret 1st field edge
Redshank
Water Rail
3 Scaup
3+ Cetti’s Warbler
1+ Woodcock Heslop’s/Ouzel Hedge
14 Whooper Swan flew south during morning
ad Med Gull
2 LBb Gull
83+ Fieldfare west over Ouzel Hedge
small no’s Blackbird + Redwing
1 Redpoll Ouzel Hedge
No sign of Great Grey Shrike in morning

Red red Robin bob bob bobbing along!

Red red Robin bob bob bobbing along!


Cetti's Warbler around Heslop's

Cetti’s Warbler around Heslop’s


Whooper's over 2nd field

Whooper’s over 2nd field

Southside/Wassand Hide in pm (GB,BMJ)

3 Grey Heron
Little Egret roosting Swan Island
juv Little Grebe
178 Mute Swan (152 in Decoy)
74 Pink-footed Goose flew South East
30+ Redwing
25+ Blackbird
4000+ Starling roosting East and West end
35 Goldfinch

1st November – Southside/Wassand Hide 08:00-14:30 (TM,MR,RW,GB)

2 Whooper Swan – (1 Decoy,1 along Northside)
118+ Mute Swan by late morning from Wassand hide
1 Little Egret along Northside/flew south over Mere 12:07
131 Gadwall Decoy Channel
166+ Pink-footed Goose over SSW in 3 skeins
1 Slavonian Grebe off 2nd field/Heslops/ and Northside in pm
Water Rails from Wassand/2nd field/Heslops
1 Curlew over
4 Golden Plover over
2 Med Gull on Mere (ad + 1W)
1+ Common Buzzard
1 Peregrine south
2+ Bearded Tit from Wassand hide
8+ Cetti’s Warbler (6 seen/heard along Southside/2+ Wassand hide
Great Grey Shrike still Ouzel Hedge/roosted 2nd field at dusk (GB)
1 Clouded Yellow by Ouzel Hedge (SB,DB)
2+ Brambling Wassand walk
Noctule Bat by Wassand carpark

Southside – in pm (GB)

109 Barnacle Goose
female Scaup
Kestrel
Peregrine
7 Common Snipe
Jack Snipe
3500+Starling – roosting Decoy

Mute Swans in Wassand/Decoy

Mute Swans in Wassand/Decoy


Mallard from Wassand hide

Mallard from Wassand hide


Shoveler

Shoveler


Slavonian Grebe - Rich Willison

Slavonian Grebe – Rich Willison


Teal - Rich Willison

Teal – Rich Willison


Great Grey Shrike - Rich Willison

Great Grey Shrike – Rich Willison


Barnacle Geese with clagged up bills

Barnacle Geese with clagged up bills

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