Monthly Archives: February 2016

February Sightings

28th February – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (BMJ,GB)

2 Grey Heron
3 Common Buzzard
male Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
drk Red-crested Pochard
Woodcock
450+ Wood Pigeon
30+ Redwing
18 Blackbird
Mistle Thrush

25th February – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JC)

drk Red-crested Pochard
pair Marsh Harrier
2 Common Buzzard
2 Jay
10+ Redwing
Green Woodpecker heard
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker

freshly cleared edge of 1st Field

freshly cleared edge of 1st Field


02 16 shoreline cleared (1)
Bobbin' Robin in Wassand - Jeff Cox

Bobbin’ Robin in Wassand – Jeff Cox


Wassand Hide view this morning - Jeff Cox

Wassand Hide view this morning – Jeff Cox

24th February – Southside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (GB,BMJ,CNC)

Grey Heron
2+ Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Woodcock
2 Redwing
3 Jay

23rd February – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (GB)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier (2 females)
drk Red-crested Pochard
Green Woodpecker
Cettiā€™s Warbler
Redwing
Mistle Thrush

22nd February – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JC)

2 Common Buzzard
male Marsh Harrier
redhead Smew in front of hide, then flew East to Decoy Channel
350+ Pochard
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker
8 Redwing
7 Long-tailed Tit

Southorpe Road

11 Lapwing
2 Brown Hare

21st February – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in pm (GB,BMJ)

Grey Heron
2 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
Kestrel
85 Teal
32 Shoveler
350+ Pochard
300+ Wood Pigeon
25+ Siskin

20th February – Rimswell area (TI,AJ)

6 Tundra Bean Goose

Tundra Bean Geese - Ade Johnson

Tundra Bean Geese – Ade Johnson


Tundra Bean Goose at Rimswell - Ade Johnson

Tundra Bean Goose at Rimswell – Ade Johnson


Tundra Bean Geese - Ade Johnson

Tundra Bean Geese – Ade Johnson

18th February – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk-in am (BMJ,JC,RN,GB)

3+ Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
345 Pochard
Green Woodpecker calling
4+ Great Spotted Woodpecker
2 Treecreeper
16 Redwing
45+ Goldfinch
2 Otter swimming past the Hide at close range at 11:20

16th February – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (GB,GD)

2 Grey Heron
female Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
Bittern – seen well roosting/sheltering in the reeds opposite the Hide
30+ Redwing
Treecreeper
45+ Goldfinch

14th February – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (GB,BMJ,DB,SB)

2 Grey Heron
3 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
24 Redwing
4+ Great Spotted Woodpecker

12th February – Wassand Hide/Southside 08:30-11:00 (MR)

2 Lesser Redpoll by Horse Paddock’s
male Marsh Harrier
redhead Smew Decoy Channel
Long-tailed Duck off Heslop’s
11 Shelduck middle of Mere
2 Fox by Cormorant Tree’s
2 Roe Deer

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk/Southside (BMJ,JB,GB)

4 Grey Heron
3 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier – 2 males
Kestrel
145 Goldeneye
4+ Great Spotted Woodpecker
40+ Goldfinch

10th February – Barmston late morning (MR)

Several pic’s of the 4w Kumlien’s Gull still present at Barmston north of the caravan park

Kumlien's Gull at Barmston

Kumlien’s Gull at Barmston


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9th February – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (TC,JC,GB)

Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
52 Barnacle Goose
4 Redwing
40+ Goldfinch
4 Siskin

7th February – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (GB,BMJ)

Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
62 Shoveler
2+ Pintail
12 Redwing
3+ Great Spotted Woodpecker
40+ Goldfinch
2 Siskin

6th February – Wassand Hide in am (JC)

Smew showing well from the hide
2 Marsh Harrier

4th February – Wassand/Wassand Hide (MR,JC,TI,JR,GB)

1 Little Egret flew out west thru Wassand 08:20
50+ Barnacle Goose
redhead Smew Decoy Channel
blue-nasal saddled drk Tufted Duck Decoy Channel
Little Grebe
2 Grey Heron
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Common Buzzard
2+ Sparrowhawk
4+ Cetti’s Warbler
several sightings of Otter from late morning till late afternoon probably involved 3 individuals

Goldeneye and Smew from Wassand Hide

Goldeneye and Smew from Wassand Hide


Otter's from Wassand Hide

Otter’s from Wassand Hide

3rd February – Wassand/Wassand Hide in am (JB)

2 Marsh Harrier
drk Goosander/Goosnar
4 Woodcock nr the pines

2nd February – Wassand Hide (JC)

Long-tailed Duck in Decoy Channel

Long-tailed Duck from Wassand hide - Jeff Cox

Long-tailed Duck from Wassand hide – Jeff Cox


Nacreous Clouds over the sea at sunrise - Jeff Cox

Nacreous Clouds over the sea at sunrise – Jeff Cox