Monthly Archives: May 2016

May Sightings

26th May – Cowden (JC)

Barn Owl
2 Cuckoo (both males)
6 Whitethroat
Lesser Whitethroat
2 Willow Warbler
ChiffChaff
c15 Sand Martin

24th May – from Kirkholme Point (TI)

Cetti’s Warbler
3 Marsh Harrier
Cuckoo
Oystercatcher

18th May – from Kirkholme Point (TI,MR)

2s Glaucous Gull circled over KP mobbed by a Herring Gull, before flying east
2 Little Egret
2 Common Tern

Cowden (MR)

1 Whinchat
3 Cuckoo
4 Sandwich Tern
1 Fulmar south along clifftop

Whinchat at Cowden

Whinchat at Cowden


Little Egret from Kirkholme Point

Little Egret from Kirkholme Point


Swallow on Kirkholme Point

Swallow on Kirkholme Point


House Sparrow on Kirkholme Point

House Sparrow on Kirkholme Point

16th May – Wassand Hide (JC)

3 Marsh Harrier
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Shoveler
2 Wigeon
Pochard
4 Tufted Duck
Teal
Otter from hide at 09:59

Southside

Common Sandpiper
7 Tufted Duck
Blackcap
4 Sedge Warbler
Whitethroat

Brown Hare leveret - Jeff Cox

Brown Hare leveret – Jeff Cox

12th May – Hornsea (TI)

2 Arctic Tern headed out east from the Mere around 14:30

11th May – 1st/2nd Field/KP (MR,TM,JC)

7+ Common Sandpiper
5+ Common Tern
Whimbrel over SE

Common Tern heading out east from Kirkholme Point

Common Tern heading out east from Kirkholme Point


Common Swift from Kirkholme Point

Common Swift from Kirkholme Point

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk – (JC)

2 Jay
Moorhen
3 Blackcap
Willow Warbler
2 Chiffchaff
Cetti’s Warbler opp. hide
c50 Swift
c70 House Martin
3 Great Crested Grebe
Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier

Bluebells along the Wassand Wood walk - Jeff Cox

Bluebells along the Wassand Wood walk – Jeff Cox


female Orange Tip - Jeff Cox

female Orange Tip – Jeff Cox

Bewholme

2 Common Sandpiper
6 Shelduck
2 Egyptian Goose

Cowden

2 Cuckoo
Peregrine
Whimbrel south
2 Oystercatcher north
Barn Owl

Peregrine over Cowden

Peregrine over Cowden

7th May – Southside (LB)

2 Hobby from 1st field late evening

6th May – Kirkholme Point (TM)

2 Common Tern
1 Common Sandpiper
4 ‘commic’ Tern through early am

5th May – 1st/2nd Field (LB)

3 Little Egret late evening Swan Island
Hobby
Comma

4th May – Southside early am (LB)

2 Arctic Tern through north
1 Brimstone
Hobby from Kirkholme point (MR)

3rd May – from Kirkholme Point (TI)

2 Cetti’s Warbler
1 Egyptian Goose
Oystercatcher
300+ Swift

2nd May – from Kirkholme Point (TM)

2 Arctic Tern
4 Common Tern
1 Whimbrel
3+ Yellow Wagtail
5 Common Sandpiper

10+ Wheatear + 2 White Wagtail at Cowden mid afternoon

13 Wheatear + Whinchat this evening at Grimston (TI), Common Sand at Tunstall

Southside/Wassand Hide early am (TM,MR,JC)

Whitethroat 2nd field
3 Shelduck off 1st field
Reed Warbler from the hide
3 Sedge Warbler
Cetti’s Warbler
3 Blackcap
Chiffchaff
11 Swift
8 House Martin
9 Swallow
52 Mute Swan
3 Marsh Harrier
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
pair Gadwall in the wood

pair Gadwall on the Woodland Walk

pair Gadwall on the Woodland Walk


Blackcap in Wassand - Jeff Cox

Blackcap in Wassand – Jeff Cox

Cowden in am (TM,MR)

Grasshopper Warbler
2 Cuckoo
Yellow Wagtail
2 Wheatear
Red-throated Diver
1 Swift

arrivals at Grimston (TI)

15 Yellow Wagtail
2 Wheatear
2 Hobby
Peregrine
Marsh Harrier
Cuckoo

Wheatear at Cowden

Wheatear at Cowden

1st May – Southside (TM,JC)

a Common Crane was observed flying low west around 08:00 picked up in flight near Swan Island spit heading towards and through Decoy Channel, and not seen again. (LB)

Wheatear
c100 Sand Martin
c30 Swallow
2 House Martin
7 Sedge Warbler
2 Cetti’s Warbler
Chiffchaff
Blackcap
2 Lesser Whitethroat
2 Willow Warbler
Hobby
Kestrel
4 Lapwing
3 Skylark
2 Stock Dove
4 Goldeneye
11 Tufted Duck
2 Great Crested Grebe

Fence Posts from 3rd Field - Jeff Cox

Fence Posts from 3rd Field – Jeff Cox

Kirkholme Point (JC,TM)

2 Common Sandpiper
60+ Common Swift by early aft
1 Yellow Wagtail
Cetti’s Warbler
c50 Sand Martin
c20 Swallow
2 Lesser Black-backed Gull

Fence Posts by the KP Putting Green - Jeff Cox

Fence Posts by the KP Putting Green – Jeff Cox