Monthly Archives: January 2017

January Sightings

31st January – Hornsea seafront (TI)

a small juv Glaucous Gull around the south end of the seafront at 14:25

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL)

3 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
juvenile Iceland Gull flew west
1830 Herring Gull flew west
Long-tailed Duck off Southorpe (GB)

30th January – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL)

3 White-fronted Goose flew west
juvenile Iceland Gull flew west
249 Herring Gull flew west
70+ Redwing

29th January – Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (RW,GB,JL)

4 Grey Heron
3 Marsh Harrier – 2 males
2 Common Buzzard
juvenile Iceland Gull flew west
1830 Herring Gull flew west
2300+ Coot
redhead Smew
2 drake Long-tailed Duck
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming
60+ Linnet
25+ Reed Bunting

28th January – KP/Southorpe in am (GB)

4 Grey Heron
male Marsh Harrier
White-fronted Goose flew North
3 Shelduck
2 drake Long-tailed Duck
“redhead”Smew
1860+ Coot

27th January – KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am/early aft (GB,BMJ,AW)

6 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
5 Marsh Harrier – 2 males
2 Sparrowhawk
75+ Greylag Goose
13 Tundra Bean Goose flew North
2 Shelduck
90+ Gadwall
42 Shoveler
440+ Tufted Duck
62 Pochard
135+ Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
male Goosander
3 Smew drake + 2”redheads”
sub-adult-3cy Glaucous Gull flew East
8 Stock Dove
3+ Great Spotted Woodpecker ”drumming”
Fieldfare
30+ Blackbird

getting scarce these days, a stunning drk Smew on the Mere - Alan Whitehead

getting scarce these days, a stunning drk Smew on the Mere – Alan Whitehead

26th January – KP/Southorpe in am/early aft (GB)

4 Grey Heron
3 Smew-drake + 2 “redheads”
Oystercatcher

Northside in am

male Marsh Harrier
185 Wigeon

Bewholme Hall in am

2 Shelduck
170+ Wigeon
2 Shoveler
70+ Lapwing

25th January – KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide (GB)

5 Grey Heron
Bittern
Common Buzzard
male Marsh Harrier
4 Tundra Bean Goose
Pink-footed Goose
78 Mute Swan
84 Gadwall
37 Shoveler
34 Pochard
90+ Goldeneye
male Long-tailed Duck
30+ Blackbird
Redwing
70+ Linnet
24 Chaffinch

24th January – KP in am (GB)

4 Grey Heron
9 Tundra Bean Goose
Pink-footed Goose
70+ Greylag Goose

23rd January – KP/Southorpe in am (GB)

4 Grey Heron
4 Shelduck
32 White-fronted Goose
4 Tundra Bean Goose
8 Pink-footed Goose
65 Greylag Goose
86 Mute Swan
84 Gadwall
32 Shoveler
4 Teal
30+ Wigeon
90+ Goldeneye

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in pm (GB,SP)

3 Grey Heron
Bittern
3 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
2 Goosander
Water Rail
Woodcock
150+ Wood Pigeon
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
30+ Blackbird

17th January – Hornsea seafront (TI)

1w Med Gull on grassed area nr Inshore Boat compound

1w Med Gull Hornsea seafront - Tim Isherwood

1w Med Gull Hornsea seafront – Tim Isherwood

1w Med Gull Hornsea seafront - Tim Isherwood

1w Med Gull Hornsea seafront – Tim Isherwood

2 Little Egret seen regularly at Grimston (TI)
single Tundra Bean Goose south in aft

16th January – Grimston (TI)

30 White-fronted Goose south late aft

14th January – Wassand Hide in pm (EJH,RL)

Cetti’s Warbler singing by hide
4 Marsh Harrier
Otter

juv Eurasian/Russian White-fronted Goose in field by Seaton Road hide late aft

Kirkholme Point/Northside in am (GB)

4 Grey Heron
“cream-crown” Marsh Harrier
166 Mute Swan
22 Teal
43 Shoveler
160+ Wigeon
80+ Gadwall
120+ Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck

13th January – Grimston (TI)

2 Glaucous Gull through during the day at Grimston

T-shirt weather for Glaucs at Grimston

T-shirt weather for Glaucs at Grimston

11th January – Kirkholme Point late am/Hornsea seafront early aft (EJH,RL)

Peregrine around Swan Island late morning
juv Glaucous Gull along Hornsea seafront
single 1w Med Gull at nearby Fosse Hill Pond

a cracking juvenile Glaucous Gull on Hornsea seafront - Erich Hediger

a cracking juvenile Glaucous Gull on Hornsea seafront – Erich Hediger

10th January – from Kirkholme Point in am (TI)

1 Long-tailed Duck
cream crown Marsh Harrier
adult Peregrine
1 Water Rail
1+ Great-northern Diver

juv Iceland Gull circled Inshore Boat compound early aft (southend Hornsea seafront) then flew south

from Kirkholme Point in pm

3+ Water Rail
Cetti’s singing from 2 locations from Kirkholme

9th January – from Kirkholme Point (AJ)

Great-northern Diver – still present and at times close to the jetties

Great-northern Diver just off the jetties - Ade Johnson

Great-northern Diver just off the jetties – Ade Johnson


Great-northern Diver - Ade Johnson

Great-northern Diver – Ade Johnson

8th January – Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (GB,BMJ)

first-winter Great Northern Diver off Swan Island
4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
107 Barnacle Goose
160+ Mute Swan
14 Shoveler
106 Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
42 Lapwing
220+ Wood Pigeon
20+ Blackbird

1 of the 2 Long-tailed Duck's present on Mere - Ade Johnson

1 of the 2 Long-tailed Duck’s present on Mere – Ade Johnson


Long-tailed Duck - Ade Johnson

Long-tailed Duck – Ade Johnson

7th January – from Kirkholme Point (JC)

a juv Great-northern Diver (5th Mere record) off the jetties from 10:30ish till early afternoon at least
2 Shelduck around Swan Island (EJH,RL et al)
no sign of Long-tailed Duck’s (much of Mere covered in mist)

Southside

105 Barnacle Goose
Green Woodpecker calling
large flock of Reed Bunting (30+), Yellowhammer (12+) , Linnet (60+) at Heslops
6 Redwing

South Cliff, Hornsea

pair Stonechat
Song Thrush
2 Redwing

Beach

5 Sanderling
7 Turnstone

Stream Dike

Grey Wagtail

Great-northern Diver off the jetties - Jeff Cox

Great-northern Diver off the jetties – Jeff Cox


Great-northern Diver - Jeff Cox

Great-northern Diver – Jeff Cox


Great-northern Diver - Jeff Cox

Great-northern Diver – Jeff Cox


Great-northern Diver - Jeff Cox

Great-northern Diver – Jeff Cox


juv Great-northern Diver on the Mere - Erich Hediger

juv Great-northern Diver on the Mere – Erich Hediger

5th January – Seaton Road Hide late am (EJH,RL,ML)

2 Long-tailed Duck

Kingswood, Hull – (MR)

5 Waxwing in tree by Pizza Hut at 15:20