October Sightings

31st October – Southorpe in am (GB,BMJ,AE)

4 Grey Heron
Little Egret
Slavonian Grebe (adult)
7 Tundra Bean Goose
7 White-fronted Goose
Common Scoter
64 Goldeneye
6 Golden Plover flew south
20 Fieldfare flew west

Grimston – (TI)

single Waxwing present early am

30th October – Kirkholme Point in am (GB,DB,SB,BMJ,MI,AE,LI)

4 Grey Heron
2 Slavonian Grebe (adults)
12 Whooper Swan (adults-all departing by 11:30)
2000+ Grey Lag Goose
7 White-fronted Goose
7 Tundra Bean Goose
135 Canada Geese
320+ Pink-footed Goose
2 Pintail
Common Scoter
65+ Golden Plover flew south west
2 Snipe

Southorpe/Wassand Hide in pm

6 Grey Heron
Little Egret
2 Common Buzzard
Slavonian Grebe (juvenile) day total 3
192 Mute Swan
15 Whooper Swan (adults- new arrivals) day total 27
107 Barnacle Goose
2 Pintail
Great Spotted Woodpecker
600+ Wood Pigeon
18 Meadow Pipit
28 Tree Sparrow

29th October – Kirkholme Point in am (GB,BMJ,JC,AE)

Slavonian Grebe
19 Whooper Swan-two groups-3 juveniles
2 Pink-footed Goose

Southorpe/Wassand Hide in pm (GB,SP)

8 Grey Heron
6+ Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
3 Whooper Swan-adults- arrived at 14:10 (day total 22)
106 Pink-footed flew south
Tundra Bean Goose flew west
6 Pintail
4 Bearded Tit
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker
8 Meadow Pipit

Holmpton/Hollym 08:30-13:00 (TM,MR)

30 Whooper Swan south (25 + 5)
3 Snow Bunting south
1 Great White Egret south 11:58
200+ Pink-footed Goose
ad + 1w Med Gull
4 Gadwall on sea
1 Teal
1 Shoveler
4 Mallard
Grey Wagtail
Blackcap

Whooper Swan's off Holmpton

Whooper Swan’s off Holmpton


Whooper Swan's off Holmpton

Whooper Swan’s off Holmpton


phonescoped ad Med Gull at Holmpton

phonescoped ad Med Gull at Holmpton

28th October – Kirkholme Point/Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (GB,BMJ)

6 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Slavonian Grebe
12 Whooper Swan including two juveniles
260+ Pink-footed Goose in four skeins heading north west
6 Tundra Bean Goose heading north west
107 Barnacle Geese
900+ Grey Lag Goose
7+ Pintail
30+ Teal
850+ Tufted Duck
80+ Pochard
44 Goldeneye
23 Lapwing
8 Redwing
20+ Meadow Pipit
15+ Tree Sparrow
5 Yellowhammer
Bullfinch
Goldcrest

27th October – Kirkholme Point in am (GB)

Slavonian Grebe
14 Tundra Bean Goose flew NE at 10:20
16 Siskin

Hornsea beach early am (JC)

Stonechat
8 Sanderling

Southside/Wassand Hide (JC)

33 Pochard
5 Great-crested Grebe
Kestrel
30+ Redwing
Great Spotted Woodpecker
2 Common Buzzard
4 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier (cream crown)
2 Kingfisher past hide
c160 Pink-footed Goose, flying south east
Cetti’s Warbler

Kingsfield in pm (GB)

150+ Pink-footed Goose flew south at 16:00

26th October – Aldbrough Fish Ponds (AJ)

1 Rough-legged Buzzard – showed/seen well over the ponds before being mobbed by Corvids and pushed towards the coast and lost to view mid afternoon

Kirkholme Point in am (GB,BMJ,JC)

4 Grey Heron
Slavonian Grebe
135 Pink-footed Goose in two skeins passing south
5 Pintail
3 Goosander
2 Cetti’s Warbler

400+ Pink-footed Goose in fields to the west of the road south of Skipsea (TI)

Holmpton/Hollym (TM,MR)

Merlin
Sparrowhawk
1 Shorelark south mid am
1 Snow Bunting clifftop set-a-side
2+ Brambling
1 Knot south
12+ Wigeon south

Merlin at Holmpton

Merlin at Holmpton

25th October – from Kirkholme Point (GB,TI)

4 Grey Heron
Curlew south
Slavonian Grebe
1 Pink-footed Goose
11 White-fronted Goose
123 Canada Goose
3 redhead Goosander/Goosnar
Common Scoter
40+ Goldeneye
Kingfisher
2 Cetti’s Warbler

Ring Ouzel and Brambling heard by East Lodge in Wassand (TI)

80 Pink-footed Goose south over seafront

Southorpe Fields (MR)

68+ Pink-footed Goose
2 Rock Pipit
8+ alba Wagtail
1 Grey Wagtail
11+ Meadow Pipit
1w Blackbird bearing a metal ring

Long-eared Owl flushed from cliff at Cowden late aft
3+ Chiffchaff

Grimstom (TI)

2 Black Redstart
3 Chiffchaff
Little Egret
Merlin
Peregrine

'Southorpe' Accentor

‘Southorpe’ Accentor

24th October – Grimston (TI)

4 Bearded Tit flew west, another site first for Grimston

KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (GB)

6 Grey Heron
2 Sparrowhawk
Slavonian Grebe
22 Great Crested Grebe
1850+ Coot
Scaup
36 Goldeneye
10 Redshank flew West
8 Redwing
300+ Wood Pigeon
Cetti’s Warbler
12 Meadow Pipit
Grey Wagtail
25+ Tree Sparrow
16 Siskin

23rd October – Grimston (TI)

Grimston’s purple patch continue’s with the 5th new species for the recording area logged in the past 4 weeks, with a Hume’s Warbler caught and ringed today. Also today Little Egret, Short-eared Owl, Peregrine and 3 Swallow through, and Jack Snipe yesterday

Hume's Warbler, a new bird for Grimston - Tim Isherwood

Hume’s Warbler, a new bird for Grimston – Tim Isherwood

KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (GB,BMJ,JC)

5 Grey Heron
3 Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
10 Tundra Bean Goose flew SE at 12:25
107 Barnacle Goose
250+ Wood Pigeon
Goldcrest
12 Meadow Pipit
Jay

22nd October – KP/Southorpe in am (GB,JC,BMJ,AE)

5 Grey Heron
Sparrowhawk
2 Slavonian Grebe
1200+ Grey Lag Goose
65+ White-fronted Goose
7 Tundra Bean Goose
1500+ Pink-footed Goose
several large skeins passing mainly East
107 Barnacle Goose
135 Canada Goose
194 Mute Swan
2 Pintail
34 Goldeneye
Redshank

21st October – KP in am (GB,JC,AE)

Little Egret
Black-necked Grebe
65 White-fronted Goose
55 Pink-footed Goose
2 Pintail
24 Goldeneye
3 Goosander
Kingfisher
Curlew flew East

KP/Southorpe in pm

5 Grey Heron
Black-necked Grebe
3 skeins comprising 350+ Pink-footed Goose flew WNW
Tundra Bean Goose
107 Barnacle Goose

Wassand Hide (SP)

Marsh Harrier
Common Buzzard
Goosander
Slavonian Grebe
Kingfisher
2 Bearded Tit
Great-crested Grebe

20th October – KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (GB)

5 Grey Heron
male Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
350+ Mallard
270+ Gadwall
3 Pintail
54 Shoveler
350+ Wigeon
74 Teal
44 Pochard
760+ Tufted Duck
22 Goldeneye
5 Goosander
107 Barnacle Goose
950+ Grey Lag Goose
7 Tundra Bean Goose flew SE
85+ White-fronted Goose
5 skeins comprising 480+ Pink-footed Goose mainly passing SE
with 90 birds landing near Swan Island
60 Redwing
45 Blackbird

belated pic showing the rump of the Grimston Siberian Stonechat - Tim Isherwood

belated pic showing the rump of the Grimston Siberian Stonechat – Tim Isherwood

19th October – Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (JC,GB)

Shelduck
135 Canada Goose
107 Barnacle Goose
7 Tundra Bean Goose flew north
10 Whooper Swan
7 Goldeneye
Redshank flew east
Little Gull
4 Cetti’s Warbler
2 Fieldfare
25+ Redwing
40+ Blackbird

Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in pm (GB)

4 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
130 Pink-footed Goose flew South
260 Wigeon
270+ Gadwall
Pintail
35 Redwing
40+ Blackbird
2 Cetti’s Warbler

Cormorant from Wassand Hide - Jeff Cox

Cormorant from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Wigeon from Wassand Hide - Jeff Cox

Wigeon from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox

Grimston – (TI)

9 Common Crossbill in at Grimston

9 Crossbill's at Grimston - Tim Isherwood

9 Crossbill’s at Grimston – Tim Isherwood

18th October – Tunstall/Hilston/Cowden late am/early pm (TM,MR)

650+ Pink-footed Goose in several skeins heading south
3 Whooper Swan
2 Goosander
3+ Wheatear
3+ Chiffchaff
2+ Swallow
Brambling
male Ring Ouzel at Cowden

also from Cowden (JC)

3 Blackcap
2 Bullfinch
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
c20 Reed Bunting
c60 Redwing
8 Fieldfare
3 Mistle Thrush
Song Thrush
Lots of Goldcrest in the sycamores
3 Roe Deer

Roe Deer at Cowden - Jeff Cox

Roe Deer at Cowden – Jeff Cox

Grimston late aft (TI)

male Redstart
140+ Pink-footed Goose in 3 skeins

Pink-feet over Tunstall

Pink-feet over Tunstall


Pink-feet heading south off Tunstall

Pink-feet heading south off Tunstall


Whooper Swan's south off Tunstall

Whooper Swan’s south off Tunstall


Goosander/Goosnars south off Tunstall

Goosander/Goosnars south off Tunstall


Brambling at Hilston

Brambling at Hilston


signage Tunstall style

signage Tunstall style

17th October – Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (GB)

6 Grey Heron
3+ Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
3 Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
13 Tundra Bean Goose
65 White-fronted Goose flew North at 11:20
107 Barnacle Goose
220+ Gadwall
650+ Tufted Duck
2 Pintail
3 Goldeneye
4 Redwing
8 Bearded Tit
40+ Meadow Pipit
4 Yellowhammer

Spurn area – (TM,MR)

Dusky Warbler down the Point

Dusky Warbler down the Point


Stonechat at Spurn

Stonechat at Spurn


phonescoped Isabelline Wheatear at Easington

phonescoped Isabelline Wheatear at Easington


Siberian Accentor at Easington

Siberian Accentor at Easington


Spotted Flycatcher at Gas Terminal

Spotted Flycatcher at Gas Terminal

16th October – Southorpe/Wassand Hide in pm (GB,BMJ)

4 Grey Heron
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
Whooper Swan flew south at 16:20
107 Barnacle Goose
3 Pintail
220+ Redwing
150+ Fieldfare flew south at 15:20
25+ Song Thrush
40+ Blackbird
4 Swallow
2 Bearded Tit
3 Long-tailed Tit
20+ Tree Sparrow
Cetti’s Warbler from KP in am

Southorpe early am – (MR)

18 Redpoll
4+ Brambling
good no’s Redwing, Song Thrush, Blackbird

Cowden in am

Merlin
2 Snipe
4+ Blackcap
9+ Brambling
11+ Siskin
2 Ring Ouzel
27+ Redpoll south
1 Mute Swan north
good no’s Redwing, Song Thrush, Blackbird
9 Tundra Bean Goose south of Holmpton/Out Newton mid aft

Brambling at Cowden

Brambling at Cowden


part of a group of 9 Tundra Bean Goose nr Holmpton/Out Newton

part of a group of 9 Tundra Bean Goose nr Holmpton/Out Newton

Grimston – (TI,Jo)

1 Siberian Stonechat

Siberian Stonechat - Tim Isherwood

Siberian Stonechat – Tim Isherwood


bedraggled Siberian Stonechat at Grimston

bedraggled Siberian Stonechat at Grimston


Siberian Stonechat, another first for the Grimston area

Siberian Stonechat, another first for the Grimston area

15th October – KP in am (GB)

4 Grey Heron
Little Gull

Southorpe/Wassand Hide in pm

5 Grey Heron
3 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
80 Pink-footed Goose north 13:50
950+ Grey Lag Goose
87 White-fronted Goose
107 Barnacle Goose
5 Pintail
60+ Shoveler
430+ Tufted Duck
5 Goldeneye
12 Redwing
10 Song Thrush
Brambling
4 Yellowhammer
25+ Reed Bunting
15 Tree Sparrow

14th October – Kingsfield, Hornsea (GB)

8 White-fronted Goose flew south at 15:40

13th October – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in pm (GB,SP)

2 Grey Heron
4+ Common Buzzard
“cream-crown” Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
55+ Shoveler
Pintail
3 Goldeneye
4+ Bearded Tit
3 Swallow

12th October – Grimston (TI)

1 Great White Egret through north 07:30

from Kirkholme Point (GB,AE)

7 Grey Heron
2 Little Grebe
130 Wigeon
185 Tufted Duck
42 Pochard
Dunlin
Ringed Plover

9th October – from Kirkholme Point (JC,AE)

2 Grey Plover
Cetti’s Warbler
891 Greylag Goose
1 Pink-footed Goose
19 Pochard
c60 Wigeon
3 Great-crested Grebe
3 Grey Heron
Little Egret

4 Tundra Bean Goose flew NW at 08:40 (GB)

drk Eider off Hornsea seafront 15:30 (MW)

Southside

c100 Barnacle Goose
2 Redwing in top scrub
1 Redwing in Ouzel Hedge
c25 Reed Bunting in Ouzel Hedge
2 Jay

Cowden – early aft (MR,AJ)

1 Yellow-browed Warbler tho elusive
12+ Chiffchaff
20+ Goldcrest
2 Lesser Redpoll
1+ Grey Wagtail
40+ Redwing

Lesser Redpoll at Cowden

Lesser Redpoll at Cowden


Chiffchaff at Cowden

Chiffchaff at Cowden


Red Admiral at Cowden

Red Admiral at Cowden

Grimston – (TI)

a new bird for the Grimston recording area with a 1w male Red-flanked Bluetail, caught and ringed this afternoon.

Red-flanked Bluetail at Grimston - Tim Isherwood

Red-flanked Bluetail at Grimston – Tim Isherwood


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also from Grimston today

Great-northern Diver
Pomarine Skua
2 Yellow-browed Warbler
Ring Ouzel
20 Brambling
15 Chiffchaff
Swallow
Grey Wagtail
Short-eared Owl in off
4+ Blackcap
Wheatear

8th October – Cowden 08:00-12:30 (MR,MT)

3 Yellow-browed Warbler
6+ Blackcap
12+ Chiffchaff
35+ Goldcrest
150+ Redwing
50+ Blackbird
40+ Song Thrush
3 Swallow
Brambling
Redstart
Ring Ouzel
Jack Snipe
3 Grey Heron north

Grimston in am (TI)

Yellow-browed Warbler
Short-eared Owl
2 Redstart
4 Wheatear
15 Chiffchaff
20 Brambling
good no’s of Thrush’s

KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide – in am (GB,AE)

2 Little Egret
11 Grey Heron
107 Barnacle Geese
26 Great Crested Grebe
140+ Gadwall
Pintail
Grey Plover
Ruff flew south
10+ Redwing
4 Song Thrush
Ring Ouzel
20+ Blackbird
Cetti’s Warbler
9 Long-tailed Tit
25+ Reed Bunting
15 Tree Sparrow
4 Yellowhammer
20+ Chaffinch

7th October – from Kirkholme Point (JC,AE,GB)

1 Grey Plover
2 Little Egret
7+Grey Heron
24 Great Crested Grebe
230+ Wigeon
160+ Tufted Duck
15 Pochard
Grey Plover
Dunlin

Grey Plover on KP - Alan Elkin

Grey Plover on KP – Alan Elkin

Grimston day totals – (TI)

Great Grey Shrike
Garden Warbler
2 Swallow
2 Stonechat
3 Blackcap
25 Chiffchaff
60 Goldcrest
30 Redwing
3 Ring Ouzel
60 Song Thrush
45 Brambling
4 Yellow-browed warbler
Redstart
2 Short-eared Owl

a brief Great Grey Shrike in at Grimston - Tim Isherwood

a brief Great Grey Shrike in at Grimston – Tim Isherwood


Brambling at Grimston - Tim Isherwood

Brambling at Grimston – Tim Isherwood

6th October – 1st Field/KP (JC,BMJ,GB)

3 Redwing in the top scrub with good no’s of Blackbird
580+ Greylag Geese
Grey Plover
Dunlin

5th October – Withernwick (TI)

1 Yellow-browed Warbler in the churchyard

3rd October – Cowden 14:15-17:30 (MR)

3 Common Buzzard appeared to come in off the sea at 14:30 and headed NW inland
1 Yellow-browed Warbler
3+ Chiffchaff
1 Willow Warbler
10+ Goldcrest
2 Swallow
Grey Wagtail on clifftop
66 Common Scoter north

Grimston (TI)

3 Yellow-browed Warbler
4 Stonechat
2 Grey Wagtail
several Redwing
6 Chiffchaff
30+ Goldcrest
Wheatear
Merlin

Common Buzzard at Cowden 1 of 3

Common Buzzard at Cowden 1 of 3


Common Buzzard in off at Cowden 2 of 3

Common Buzzard in off at Cowden 2 of 3


Yellow-browed Warbler at Cowden

Yellow-browed Warbler at Cowden


Yellow-browed Warbler at Cowden

Yellow-browed Warbler at Cowden

2nd October – 3hrs seawatch off Grimston (TI)

28 Sooty Shearwater
Puffin
20 Bonxie
Long-tailed Duck
Great-northern Diver

1st October – Cowden late aft (MR)

Jack Snipe
3+ Chiffchaff
2 Sparrowhawk
12 Pink-footed Goose over south

Sparrowhawk south at Cowden

Sparrowhawk south at Cowden

Kirkholme Point in am (JC,GB)

Scaup
Common Scoter
4 Grey Heron
16 Pochard
Little Egret
Chiffchaff singing
Cetti’s Warbler

Common Scoter over Mere - Jeff Cox

Common Scoter over Mere – Jeff Cox

Southside (JC,LB)

Snipe
c60 Pochard
Scaup
2 Grey Heron
2 Chiffchaff
Willow Warbler
2 Cetti’s Warbler
Skylark singing
5 Pink-footed Goose (in field with Barnacle Geese)
105 Barnacle Goose
Kestrel

Pink-feet along the Southside - Jeff Cox

Pink-feet along the Southside – Jeff Cox


Barnacle Goose - Jeff Cox

Barnacle Goose – Jeff Cox

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