Monthly Archives: September 2016

September Sightings

30th September – KP – in am (JC,AE,GB,BMJ)

7 Grey Heron
Little Egret
235 Wigeon
5 Scaup
185 Tufted Duck
5 Pochard

Scaup - Alan Elkin

Scaup – Alan Elkin


5 Scaup on the Mere - Jeff Cox

5 Scaup on the Mere – Jeff Cox

Wassand Hide – in am (GB,BMJ)

3 Grey Heron
255+ Pink-footed Goose in three skeins flew South
5+ Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Osprey flew South West at 11:44
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
120+ Gadwall
64 Shoveler
6+ Pintail
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Chiffchaff

27th September – from Kirkholme Point (TI,AE)

juv Scaup
Ruff
Little Egret

Ruff from KP - Alan Elkin

Ruff from KP – Alan Elkin

21st September – KP in am (GB)

4 Grey Heron
2 Little Egret
134 Mute Swan (in addition to Decoy Bay below)
104 Barnacle Goose
110 Gadwall
78 Wigeon
164 Tufted Duck
900+ Coot
850+ Black-headed Gull

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk

2 Grey Heron
146 Mute Swan (grand total=280)
Hobby
Swift
2 Jay
Yellow-browed Warbler
Cettiā€™s Warbler
Reed Warbler
Sedge Warbler

1st/2nd Field in pm

3 Little Egret
2 Little Grebe
22 Shoveler
juvenile Marsh Harrier flew West
Kestrel
2 Little Gull

20th September – Grimston (TI)

1 Yellow-browed Warbler
1 Jack Snipe

19th September – Kirkholme Point (JC,TI)

juv Little Stint
Common Sandpiper
Dunlin
Cetti’s Warbler
2 Grey Heron
2 Little Gull (1 juv)
2 Pintail
1 Little Egret

seawatch from Hornsea south cliff (JC)

All going north
c130 Common Scoter
10 Sandwich Tern
27 Common Tern
c25 Wigeon

17th September – 35mins early am seawatch from Morrow Ave, Hornsea (GT)

9 Sooty Shearwater
6 Manx Shearwater
1 Bonxie
2 Arctic Skua

Kirkholme Point – mid-morning (GB)

5 Grey Heron
2 Little Egret
104 Barnacle Geese
102 Gadwall
72 Wigeon
15 Shoveler
8 Pochard
136 Tufted Duck
11 Dunlin
1 Little Gull
juv Yellow-legged Gull

Offshore Hornsea (GB)

Northwards unless stated

10 Red-throated Diver
60+ Gannet blogging
Sooty Shearwater
8 Fulmar
6 Pale-bellied Brent Geese
6 Pintail
287 Wigeon
447 Teal
Tufted Duck
2 Eider
9 Common Scoter +40 on the sea
2 Velvet Scoter
3 Oystercatcher flew south
juv Long-tailed Skua
2 Skua spp
33 Sandwich Tern
60 Common Tern
3 Little Gull flew south
8 Kittiwake
1 Auk spp

16th September – Mere + Hornsea seafront (JC)

KP
4 Little Gulls on jetty
c30 Swallows
Cetti’s Warbler

Southside

c70 Goldfinch on thistles
96 Barnacle Geese in top of stubble field
c20 Reed Bunting
c10 Tree Sparrow
6 Yellowhammer
2 Cetti’s Warbler

part of the Barnacle Goose flock - Jeff Cox

part of the Barnacle Goose flock – Jeff Cox

Hornsea seafront

7 Meadow Pipit
10 Swallow
Wheatear

Wheatear on beach - Jeff Cox

Wheatear on beach – Jeff Cox

15th September – Grimston (TI)

1 Yellow-browed Warbler – the joint earliest Autumn Grimston record (caught and ringed)
Lesser Whitethroat

Yellow-browed Warbler at Grimston - Tim Isherwood

Yellow-browed Warbler at Grimston – Tim Isherwood


Lesser Whitethroat at Grimston - Tim Isherwood

Lesser Whitethroat at Grimston – Tim Isherwood

13th September – Grimston (TI)

1 Buff-breasted Sandpiper – a great patch find in with several Ringed Plover’s in the clifftop fields around 17:30

Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Grimston - Tim Isherwood

Buff-breasted Sandpiper at Grimston – Tim Isherwood


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9th September – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (BMJ,GB)

4 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
female Marsh Harrier flew West
Kestrel
2 Sparrowhawk
2 Hobby
Mistle Thrush
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker

Northside/KP – in am

5 Grey Heron
6 Little Egret
240+ Teal
26 Wigeon

7th September – KP/1st Field early am (TI)

1 Great White Egret till mid am when flew south
5+ Little Egret
juv Pintail
probable Garganey 1st field reedbed tho elusive

Great White Egret off 1st field viewed from KP - Tim Isherwood

Great White Egret off 1st field viewed from KP – Tim Isherwood


GW Egret annually recorded for several years now at the Mere - Tim Isherwood

GW Egret annually recorded for several years now at the Mere – Tim Isherwood

6th September – from KP (TI)

5+ Little Egret

4th September – Grimston (TI)

5 Bonxie
3 Arctic Skua
1 Manx Shearwater
1 Osprey flew south
Little Stint on beach
1 juv Black Tern
78 Bar-tailed Godwit

2nd September – from Kirkholme Point

juv Black Tern still present
Garganey

juv Black Tern - Alan Elkin

juv Black Tern – Alan Elkin

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August Sightings

31st August – from Kirkholme Point (JC)

juv Black Tern

30th August – from Kirkholme Point (TI)

juv Black Tern from late morning

28th August – 1st Field (LB)

Greenshank in evening

22nd August – from Kirholme Point (TI)

Hobby
Little Egret
20+ alba Wagtail

highlights from the weekend at Grimston

1 Osprey thru north
7 Curlew Sandpiper thru

20th August – from Kirkholme Point (JC)

1 Turnstone
2 Dunlin

Turnstone on KP - Jeff Cox

Turnstone on KP – Jeff Cox

17th August – from Kirkholme Point (JC)

1 LRP
2 Redshank
Greenshank

Little Ringed Plover on KP - Jeff Cox

Little Ringed Plover on KP – Jeff Cox

15th August – Grimston recent highlights (TI)

2 juv Peregrine
2 juv Hobby
3 juv Marsh Harrier
Wood Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper

13th August – Grimston (TI)

Wood Sandpiper

4th August – from Kirkholme Point (TI)

7 Common Tern
15 Great-crested Grebe

3rd August – Seaton Road (TI)

dead young Badger a roadkill victim nr the old HVWG hide

2nd August – from Kirkholme Point (JC,TI)

2 Redshank
Little Egret on Swan Island
6+ Common Tern

Little Egret around KP - Alan Elkin

Little Egret around KP – Alan Elkin

Hornsea South beach – (JC)

3 Sandwich Tern
2 Common Tern
1 Knot

Sandwich Terns - Jeff Cox

Sandwich Terns – Jeff Cox