Monthly Archives: November 2016

November Sightings

29th November – Kirkholme Point (TI)

2 Redshank
120+ Barnacle Goose
Grey Wagtail
Cetti’s Warbler heard
2+ Water Rail heard

28th November – Pat Haven/Welwick Saltmarsh (EJH,ML,RL,MR)

juv Pallid Harrier flew low east over Pat Haven foreshore 14:00 heading towards Skeffling area when lost to view, then back west over Welwick saltmarsh and Pat Haven strays 14:54
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2 Merlin
ringtail Hen Harrier
Sparrowhawk
5 Pink-footed Goose over
Australian Shelduck type on mudflats with Shelduck off Pumping station channel 14:30

Australian type Shelduck off Pat Haven Pump Station

Australian type Shelduck off Pat Haven Pump Station


Australian type Shelduck

Australian type Shelduck

27th November – Seaton Road Hide late am (EJH,RL)

Slavonian Grebe
Long-tailed Duck from Wassand hide mid aft

Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (GB)

5 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
117 Barnacle Goose
440+ Wigeon
2 Pintail
2 Long-tailed Duck
25+ Blackbird
Linnet
30 Reed Bunting
25+ Tree Sparrow

25th November – Pat Haven/Welwick Saltmarsh (MR)

juv Pallid Harrier over Pat Haven strays 09:40-09:50, Welwick Saltmarsh 10:34-11:35 on and off, last seen low over Pat Haven foreshore 12:15
2 Marsh Harrier
ringtail Hen Harrier
Merlin
Sparrowhawk
Common Buzzard
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Kestrel
2 Snow Bunting flew west along river from southern tip of Pat Haven strays 13:02

juv Pallid Harrier Welwick Saltmarsh late morning

juv Pallid Harrier Welwick Saltmarsh late morning


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phonescoped at west end of Welwick Saltmarsh

phonescoped at west end of Welwick Saltmarsh

Stream Dyke, Hornsea (JC)

2 Kingfisher
Little Egret
Grey Wagtail

Little Egret - Jeff Cox

Little Egret – Jeff Cox

Kingfisher - Jeff Cox

Kingfisher – Jeff Cox

Grey Wagtail - Jeff Cox

Grey Wagtail – Jeff Cox

24th November – Pat Haven/Welwick Saltmarsh (MR)

juv Pallid Harrier over Welwick Saltmarsh 13:00-14:10
Sparrowhawk
2 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
Merlin
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recordshot of juv Pallid Harrier over Welwick Saltmarsh

recordshot of juv Pallid Harrier over Welwick Saltmarsh

Hornsea Mere Southside in am (JC)

94 Barnacle Goose in field south of Heslops + 30 in a separate flock that flew in from SW onto the Mere
c20 Tree Sparrow
c30 Reed Bunting
4 Yellowhammer
c10 Greenfinch
14 Blackbird
3 Grey Heron
130+ Redwing

Northside in am (GB)

5 Grey Heron
420+Wigeon
165 Gadwall
2 Long-tailed Duck

23rd November – Kirkholme Point (JC)

2 Water Rail in Bull Hole
1 Grey Wagtail

Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (GB,BMJ)

7 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
117 Barnacle Goose
2 Long-tailed Duck
35+ Lapwing flew south
10+ Fieldfare
60+ Redwing
25+ Blackbird
Jay
Bullfinch
30+ Tree Sparrow
20+ Reed Bunting

Water Rail in Bull Hole - Jeff Cox

Water Rail in Bull Hole – Jeff Cox


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22nd November – Kirkholme Point in am (GB)

5 Grey Heron
Slavonian Grebe
260 Greylag Goose
35 Lapwing flew south

21st November – from KP (JC)

Water Rail in Bull Hole
6 Moorhen
2 Grey Heron

Seaton Road Hide

Long-tailed Duck, male showing well right in front of the hide
drake Pintail
c200 Wigeon
c60 Pochard
c100 Gadwall
c50 Goldeneye

19th November – Kirkholme Point/Southorpe/Wassand Hide (GB,BMJ)

10 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
3 Whooper Swan
450+ Greylag Goose
75+ Barnacle Goose
230+ Wigeon
2 Long-tailed Duck
Common Scoter
15 Redwing
20+ Blackbird
2 Meadow Pipit

18th November – Kirkholme Point/Southorpe in am (GB,AE)

7 Grey Heron
Sparrowhawk
9 Whooper Swan
1000+ Grey Lag Goose
8 Tundra Bean Goose
7 White-fronted Goose
64 Pink-footed Goose flew south west
220+ Gadwall
Long-tailed Duck
20+ Redwing

16th November – Kirkholme Point/Southorpe in am (GB,BMJ,AE)

Redshank
3 Common Snipe
2 Meadow Pipit
4 Goldfinch
Snow Bunting flew west

15th November – Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (EJH,RL,GB)

7 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
8 White-fronted Goose
230 Wigeon
44 Teal
34 Shoveler
90+Pochard
4 Long-tailed Duck including a first- winter male
2 Common Scoter
35 Lapwing
450+Wood Pigeon
2 Bearded Tit from Wassand Hide
2 Redwing

14th November – Southorpe in am (GB)

Common Scoter
35 Lapwing
7 Redpoll

13th November – Northside/Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (GB,DB,SB)

7 Grey Heron
2 Sparrowhawk
1200+ Grey Lag Goose
100 Pink-footed Goose flew south
White-fronted Goose
2 Tundra Bean Goose
107 Barnacle Goose
203 Mute Swan
28 Great Crested Grebe
44 Teal
3 Scaup
95+ Goldeneye
redhead Smew
Common Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
60+ Lapwing
74 Golden Plover flew south
46 Redwing
2 Meadow Pipit
Redpoll
Bullfinch
30+ Reed Bunting
2 Yellowhammer

11th November – Kirkholme Point/Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (GB,BMJ)

7 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
26 Great Crested Grebe
450+Grey Lag Geese
107 Barnacle Geese
85+ Goldeneye
Common Scoter
64 Lapwing
2 Moorhen
40+ Starling
22 Redwing
30+ Blackbird
20+ Reed Bunting

10th November – Kirkholme Point/Southorpe in am (GB)

5 Grey Heron
7 White-fronted Goose
8 Tundra Bean Goose flew north
Smew
Common Scoter

9th November – Red-breasted Merganser reported

8th November – Kirkholme Point in am (GB)

5 Grey Heron
Slavonian Grebe
3 Pink-footed Goose
7 White-fronted Goose
Long-tailed Duck
redhead Smew
85+ Goldeneye

7th November – Kirkholme Point (JC)

2 Waxwing around 07:45 near Hornsea Freeport

Redshank west
Fieldfare
Slavonian Grebe
drake Pintail by Tree Island
2 Cetti’s Warbler
6 Grey Heron
9 Great Crested Grebe
c50 Goldeneye
8 Moorhen

Southorpe in am (GB)

6 Grey Heron
Slavonian Grebe
7 White-fronted Goose
65 Pink-footed Goose flew north west
Long-tailed Duck
Common Scoter
6 Redwing

Offshore Hornsea early am (GB)

All movement north
Red-throated Diver
5 Common Scoter
6 Little Auk

distant drk Pintail off Tree Island - Jeff Cox

distant drk Pintail off Tree Island – Jeff Cox


Fieldfare on KP - Jeff Cox

Fieldfare on KP – Jeff Cox

6th November – Offshore Hornsea early am (GB)

6 Whooper Swan flew south
Great Skua flew south

Kirkholme Point in am

8 Whooper Swan
2 Grey Wagtail

5th November – Kirkholme Point/Northside in (GB,JC)

5 Grey Heron
Slavonian Grebe
8 Tundra Bean Goose
7 White-fronted Goose
1600+ Grey Lag Goose
12 Fieldfare
5 Redwing

4th November – Kirkholme Point/Southorpe in am (GB,AE)

5 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard in off the sea flew south
Slavonian Grebe
Bean Goose flew north east
25 Whooper Swan (15(3 juvs)6 and 4)
Common Scoter
6 Redwing

3rd November – Kirkholme Point/Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (GB,LI,BMJ,JC)

6 Grey Heron
Slavonian Grebe
2 Whooper Swan (adults, departed 10:33)
Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
7 White-fronted Goose
38 Pink-footed Goose flew south;2 at KP
Scaup
70+ Goldeneye
Common Scoter
2 Bearded Tit from Hide (SP)
Treecreeper
2 Goldcrest
Bullfinch
10+ Redwing
25+ Blackbird
30+ Reed Bunting
17 Tree Sparrow
2 Yellowhammer

Patrington Haven mid aft – (MR)

immature Rough-legged Buzzard over the saltmarsh + briefly on bank nr Pumping station 15:00-15:45, then flew WSW towards Outstray Farm
1 Woodcock
Peregrine
good no’s Thrushes along Winestaed Drain and around car park

phonescoped Rough-legged Buzzard at Pat Haven

phonescoped Rough-legged Buzzard at Pat Haven


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Fieldfare + Blackbird along Winestead Drain

Fieldfare + Blackbird along Winestead Drain

2nd November – Kirkholme Point/Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (GB,AE)

5 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
11 Whooper Swan (adults)
7 White-fronted Goose
2 Tundra Bean Goose
107 Barnacle Goose
2 Pintail
65+ Goldeneye
2 ”redhead”Goosander flew west
Common Scoter
60+ Redwing
Rock Pipit

6 Whooper Swan from Wassand Hide - Alan Elkin

6 Whooper Swan from Wassand Hide – Alan Elkin


Hen Harrier today around Sunk Island

Hen Harrier today around Sunk Island

1st November – Southorpe (GB)

5 Grey Heron
8 Whooper Swan (1 juvenile) departed 10:00
8 Tundra Bean Goose flew north east at 10:10
7 White-fronted Goose
Common Scoter
8 Lapwing

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