Monthly Archives: April 2017

April Sightings

25th April – KP/Southorpe/Wassand (JL,GB)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
3+ Marsh Harrier
2 Shelduck
36 Gadwall
140+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
Avocet landed briefly at KP then departed high to east
3 Common Sandpiper
2 Swift
600+ Sand Martin(in am) 800+(in pm)
20+ House Martin(in am) 70+(in pm)
300+ Swallow(in am) 650+(in pm)
3 White Wagtail
11 Pied Wagtail
4 Yellow Wagtail

24th April – KP/Southorpe/Northside/Wassand (JC,JL,GB)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
3+ Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
2 Shelduck
6 Teal
2 Shoveler
38 Gadwall
130+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
4 Whimbrel flew east
2 Common Sandpiper
Wheatear on KP
Cuckoo
10+ Swift
1200+ Sand Martin
40+ House Martin
300+ Swallow

digi-binned Wheatear on KP – Jeff Cox

23rd April – Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,JC,GB)

3 Grey Heron
3 Common Buzzard
3+ Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
2 Whooper Swan flew north east
6 Great Crested Grebe
15 Teal
40+Gadwall
2 Shoveler
Pochard
180+ Tufted Duck
2 Long-tailed Duck
Avocet on Swan Island spit, flew east
Redshank flew east
Black-tailed Godwit flew north east
2 Common Sandpiper
Common Tern flew east
4 Stock Dove
Cuckoo at Wassand
9 Swift
5+ Great Spotted Woodpecker
170+ Sand Martin
4 House Martin
60+ Swallow
3 Sedge Warbler
6+ Cetti’s Warbler

Northside in pm (JL)

pair Garganey
Wigeon
2 drk Mandarin
2 Long-tailed Duck still

Avocet over the Mere – Jeff Cox

Cowden early aft (MR)

Ring Ouzel
Cetti’s Warbler singing
Grasshopper Warbler
prob Glaucous Gull flew south
Oystercatcher flew west
Dunlin south

22nd April – KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB)

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
3+ Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Shelduck
18+ Teal
drake Garganey
3 Shoveler
24 Gadwall
190+ Tufted Duck
Pochard
2 Long-tailed Duck
Whimbrel flew north east
Redshank
3 pairs Lapwing
Common Sandpiper
2 Sedge Warbler
2 Lesser Whitethroat
female Wheatear
360+ Sand Martin
110+ Swallow
8 House Martin

recent pic of a resident Common Buzzard – John Sanders

21st April – Cowden late aft (MR)

13 Fieldfare
2 Grasshopper Warbler
2 Wheatear

Southorpe (JL)

5 Teal
6 Shoveler
16 Gadwall
2 Pochard
145+ Tufted Duck
2 Long-tailed Duck
drk Mandarin
Common Sandpiper

still good numbers of Tufted Duck present – John Sanders

Tufted Ducks on the Mere – John Sanders

20th April – KP early aft (TI)/Seaton Road Hide late aft (JC)

drk Mandarin off KP
Reed Warbler singing at east end

6 Shoveler
8 Gadwall
10+ Greylag Goose with goslings on Hermitage field
Chiffchaff

Lords and Ladies coming into bloom – Jeff Cox


Greylags with goslings – Jeff Cox


Gadwall – Jeff Cox

Cowden early pm (JC)

3 Lesser Whitethroat
Whitethroat
2 Grasshopper Warbler
Sedge Warbler
4 Willow Warbler
3 Chiffchaff
Blackcap
30+ Sand Martin
10+ Swallow

Drinker Moth Caterpillar at Cowden – Jeff Cox


Whitethroat at Cowden – Jeff Cox

Southside/Wassand Hide this am (JC)

4 Sedge Warbler
5 Chiffchaff
5 Willow Warbler
6 Cetti’s Warbler
5 Swallow
20+ Sand Martin
2 Lapwing
3 Skylark
2 Green Woodpecker
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Treecreeper
6 Linnet
2 Yellowhammer

Seaton Road Hide (JL)

10 Teal
11 Shoveler
Wigeon
Pintail
2 Long-tailed Duck
150+ Sand Martin
15 Swallow
Otter

19th April – Cowden in aft (MR)

Grasshopper Warbler reeling
2+ Lesser Whitethroat
1+ Whitethroat
Sedge Warbler
1 Cuckoo
Barn Owl

Lesser Whitethroat + Sedge Warbler east end of Mere

Peacock at Cowden

KP/Northside/Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB)

3 Grey Heron
6 Common Buzzard
5+ Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Shelduck
6 Great Crested Grebe
6 Teal
14 Shoveler
32 Gadwall
Pintail
190+ Tufted Duck
3 Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
Redshank
White Wagtail
60+ Sand Martin
10 House Martin
20+ Swallow

18th April – KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB)

2 Grey Heron
10 Common Buzzard including 4 flying high north east
5+ Marsh Harrier
3 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Barnacle Goose
Shelduck
6 Great Crested Grebe
2 Teal
drake Garganey
Shoveler
10 Gadwall
Pochard
250+ Tufted Duck
Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
2cy Iceland Gull
5 Stock Dove
2 Jay
60+ Sand Martin
6 House Martin
25 Swallow
5 Cetti’s Warbler singing

17th April – Southside/Wassand Hide (JL,GB)

3 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier
6 Teal
2 Shoveler
30+ Gadwall
160+ Tufted Duck
5 Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
40 Sand Martin (am) 450+(pm)
8 Swallow (am) 20+(pm)

16th April – KP/Northside/Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,MI)

2 Grey Heron
4+ Common Buzzard
5+ Marsh Harrier
4 Sparrowhawk
13 Pink-footed Goose
White-fronted Goose
6 Great Crested Grebe
2 Shelduck
3 Teal
5 Shoveler
64 Gadwall
Pintail
170+ Tufted Duck
2+ Long-tailed Duck
5 Goldeneye
Whimbrel flew west
Green Woodpecker
Fieldfare flew north
400+ Sand Martin (in am) 1000+(in pm)
12 House Martin (in am) 25+(in pm)
30 Swallow (in am) 60+(in pm)
Siskin

15th April – KP/Northside/Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB)

2 Grey Heron
4 Common Buzzard
6+ Marsh Harrier
3 Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
Hobby
Kestrel
13 Pink-footed Goose
6 Great Crested Grebe
3 Teal
3 Shoveler
34 Gadwall
Pintail
190+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
7 Goldeneye
Ruff flew west
22 Swallow
550+ Sand Martin
2 House Martin
10+ Chiffchaff singing
2 Willow Warbler singing
9 Blackcap singing
6 Cetti’s Warbler singing
Otter off Southorpe

Bewholme (GB)

2 Oystercatcher
2 Black-tailed Godwit

14th April – KP/Seaton Road Hide/Southorpe (JL,GB)

2 Sparrowhawk
3 Kestrel
4 Teal
4 Shoveler
45 Gadwall
230+ Tufted Duck
2 Long-tailed Duck
400+ Sand Martin
4 Swallow

Bewick Hall, Bewholme (GB)

15 Greylag Goose
2 Canada Goose
3 Shelduck
12 Teal
2 Wigeon
6 Shoveler
10 Mallard
4 Lapwing
2 Avocet
2 Black-tailed Godwit
2 Lesser Black-backed Gull
3 Swallow

13th April – KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GT,GB)

3 Grey Heron
7 Common Buzzard
6+ Marsh Harrier
5 Sparrowhawk
dark-bellied Brent Goose flew west at 07:20
13 Teal
6 Shoveler
47 Gadwall
Pintail
220+ Tufted Duck
11 Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
45 Coot
1 LRP and Curlew over early am (GT)
Dunlin
Green Woodpecker
4 Stock Dove
400+ Sand Martin
6 Swallow
2 Mistle Thrush

12th April – Kirkholme Point/Swan Island (AE)

2cy Iceland Gull

Iceland Gull commuting today between KP and Swan Island – Alan Elkin


Iceland Gull – Alan Elkin


 
KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide (JL,GB)

2 Common Buzzard
4+Marsh Harrier
13 Pink-footed Goose
5 Teal
2 Long-tailed Duck
Common Sandpiper
800+ Sand Martin(am)1100+(pm)
8 Swallow (am)20+(pm)
House Martin

11th April – KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide (JL,GB)

Great White Egret flew south
3 Grey Heron
4 Common Buzzard
6+Marsh Harrier
3 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
13 Pink-footed Goose
32 Gadwall
74 Tufted Duck
15 Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
3cy Iceland Gull
Little Gull
600+ Sand Martin
20+ Swallow
House Martin
4 Stock dove
10 Linnet

10th April – KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide (JL,GB)

2 Grey Heron
Great White Egret on Swan Island flew south east
Little Egret
3 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Whooper Swan
13 Pink-footed Goose
3 Shelduck
4 Great Crested Grebe
7 Teal
2 Garganey
2 Wigeon
2 Shoveler
28 Gadwall
90+ Tufted Duck
21 Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
2600+ Sand Martin (am) 550+ (pm)
9 Swallow

9th April – Seaton Road Hide late am (EJH,RL,ML,JH)

10 Pink-footed Geese
Whooper Swan
2 Long-tailed Duck

Wassand Hide mid afternoon

2 Pink-footed Geese
Peregrine

Pink-footed Geese from Wassand Hide – Erich Hediger

KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,BMJ,DB,SB)

4+ Grey Heron
8+ Common Buzzard
6 Marsh Harrier
5 Sparrowhawk
Whooper Swan off Swan Island
24 Mute Swan
100+ Greylag Goose
34 Canada Goose
15 Pink-footed Goose
6 Great Crested Grebe
12 Teal
4 Shoveler
42 Gadwall
190+ Tufted Duck
3 Pochard
48 Goldeneye
85 Coot
juvenile Glaucous Gull
3cy Iceland Gull flew west
4 Stock Dove
Kingfisher
Green Woodpecker
6 Swallow
5 Sand Martin
6 Blackcap heard
12 Chichaff heard
2 Willow Warbler heard
7 Cetti’s Warbler heard
3 Meadow Pipit
10+ Linnet

8th April – Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL)

Grey Heron
4 Common Buzzard
3+ Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
112 Greylag Goose
15 Pink-footed Goose
30+ Canada Goose
8 Teal
41 Gadwall
2 Shoveler
2 Long-tailed Duck
Green Woodpecker
Swallow
8 Blackcap calling
13 Chiffchaff calling
Willow Warbler
5 Cetti’s Warbler

7th April – KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (JL,GB)

3 Grey Heron
8+ Common Buzzard including one in off the sea flying west
5+ Marsh Harrier
4 Sparrowhawk
13 Pink-footed Goose
2 Shelduck
6 Great Crested Grebe
12 Teal
55 Gadwall
7 Shoveler
175+ Tufted Duck
25+ Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
2 Oystercatcher
juvenile Glaucous Gull flew west
60+ Sand Martin
2 Swallow
4 Chiffchaff
Willow Warbler
5+ Cetti’s Warbler
8 Lapwing
8 Skylark
Meadow Pipit
14 Linnet
2 Yellowhammer

6th April – Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL,GB)

3 Grey Heron
8+ Common Buzzard including two flying high to north
5+ Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
2 Egyptian Goose flew in off then west at 09:56
80+ Greylag Goose
Pink-footed Goose
24 Canada Goose
6 Great Crested Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
7 Teal
44 Gadwall
180+ Tufted Duck
Pochard
2 Long-tailed Duck
42 Goldeneye
260+ Common Gull
3 Stock Dove
5 Blackcap calling
13 Chiffchaff calling
3+ Willow Warbler calling
8 Cetti’s Warbler calling
2 Bullfinch
2 Yellowhammer
Otter off Southorpe

5th April – KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,BMJ)

2 Grey Heron
5+ Common Buzzard including three heading high to north
6 Marsh Harrier
3 Sparrowhawk
2 Egyptian Goose
3 Great Crested Grebe
pair Garganey
14 Teal
43 Gadwall
Wigeon
Shoveler
210+ Tufted Duck
40+ Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
Common Scoter
720+ Common Gull flew north
4 Black-tailed Godwit flew east
Swallow
110+ Sand Martin
4 Blackcap calling
10 Chiffchaff calling
5 Cetti’s Warbler calling
White Wagtail
2 Yellowhammer

4th April – Kirkholme Point/Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JC,JL)

4 Common Buzzard
3+ Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
dark-bellied Brent Goose at nearby Hornsea Lakes (JC)
3 Great Crested Grebe
drake Garganey
6 Teal
14+Shoveler
2 Wigeon
2 Long-tailed Duck
3 Redwing
3 Blackcap calling
12 Chiffchaff calling
6 Cetti’s Warbler calling
Brambling

drk Garganey off KP/Swan Island – Jeff Cox

drk Garganey off KP/Swan Island – Jeff Cox

dark-bellied Brent Goose at Hornsea Lakes – Jeff Cox

3rd April – KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL,GB)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
5 Marsh Harrier
4 Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
Kestrel
Little Grebe
2 Teal
10+ Gadwall
Wigeon
Shoveler
280+ Tufted Duck
140+ Goldeneye
4 Sand Martin flew west
2 Treecreeper
2 Blackcap calling
12 Chiffchaff calling
8 Cetti’s Warbler calling
Siskin

2nd April – Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL,GB,BMJ,DB,SB)

3 Grey Heron
11+ Common Buzzard including five flying high to north east
10+ Marsh Harrier including a male and a cream-crown flying high north east
6 Sparrowhawk including one flying high to north east
Whooper Swan flew north
9 Great Crested Grebe
Shelduck
10+ Teal
41 Gadwall
3 Shoveler
185+ Tufted Duck
Pochard
2 Scaup
140+ Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
2 Curlew flew east
Kingfisher
Green Woodpecker
4 Stock Dove
18+ Sand Martin
3 Swallow
20+ Redwing
4 Blackcap calling
18 Chiffchaff calling
7 Cetti’s Warbler calling
7 Siskin

Highlights from Cowden (JC)

Barn Owl
2 Willow Warbler
16+ Chiff Chaff
Kestrel
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Bullfinch
4 Reed Bunting
7 Yellowhammer
23 Teal
2 Coot

1st April – KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL,GB,JC)

3 Grey Heron
Bittern from Wassand Hide (RL,EJH,ML)
16+ Common Buzzard including 11 birds flying high to north east
11+ Marsh Harrier including 3 birds flying high to north east
3 Sparrowhawk
6 Great Crested Grebe
85 Greylag Goose
26 Canada Goose
10+ Teal
32 Gadwall
3 Wigeon
9 Shoveler
210+ Tufted Duck
2 Scaup
2 Long-tailed Duck
160+ Goldeneye
4 Oystercatcher
4 Lapwing, 2 pairs
adult Little Gull flew north west
8 Skylark, 4 pairs
Green Woodpecker
9 Sand Martin
80+ Redwing
5 Siskin
2 Blackcap calling
20+ Chiffchaff calling
10+ Cetti’s Warbler calling
3 Yellowhammer
16 Linnet
4 Tree Sparrow

Bittern in flight viewed from Wassand Hide – Roy Lyon

Bittern in flight viewed from Wassand Hide – Roy Lyon