Monthly Archives: June 2017

June Sightings

30th June – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,LB,BMJ,AE)

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
4+ Marsh Harrier including 2 juveniles
Sparrowhawk
5+ Hobby
Black-necked Grebe
8 Great Crested Grebe
14 Teal
Wigeon
32 Gadwall
2 Shoveler
6 Pochard
74 Tufted Duck
Goldeneye
Mandarin Duck
5 Common Scoter
17+ Curlew flew west
Common Sandpiper
84 Little Gull flew west in am
56 Little Gull in pm
5+ Common Tern
Arctic Tern flew west
Kingfisher

29th June – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (GB,LB,BMJ)

Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier
Hobby
210+ Mute Swan
8 Great Crested Grebe
70+ Tufted Duck
3 Curlew flew west
Whimbrel flew west
40+ Black-headed Gull
3 adult Little Gull in pristine plumage
4 Common Tern
450+ Swift
80+ Swallow
400+ Sand Martin
120+ House Martin
Jay
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Barn Owl

27th June – Southside/Wassand (GB,LB)

Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Hobby
68 Tufted Duck
140+ Black-headed Gull
4 Little Gull
2 Common Tern
650+ Swift
320+ Sand Martin
Jay

25th June – Southside/KP (JL,GB)

2 Grey Heron
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Common Buzzard
Hobby
2 Shoveler
2 Pochard
125+ Black-headed Gull
5 Little Gull
2 Common Tern
600+ Swift
320 Sand Martin
70+ House Martin
80+ Swallow

24th June – Southside (JL,GB)

3 Grey Heron
2 Little Egret
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
3 Hobby
4 Redshank flew west
Curlew flew west
140+ Black-headed Gull
4 1st-summer Little Gull
3 Common Tern
850+ Swift
300+ Sand Martin
70+ House Martin

23rd June – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk/Northside/Southside (JL,GB,LB)

2 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
2 Hobby
8 Great Crested Grebe
130+ Black-headed Gull
2 Little Gull
4 Common Tern
300+ Swift
350+ Sand Martin
Cuckoo heard

22nd June – Southside/KP (JL)

Grey Heron
Little Egret
Fulmar flew west/high
2 Marsh Harrier
Hobby
7 Teal
18 Gadwall
40+ Tufted Duck
Pochard
Curlew flew west
2 Oystercatcher
4 Common Tern
Kingfisher

21st June – Southside/KP/Wassand Hide (JL,BMJ)

Grey Heron
Little Egret
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
2+ Hobby
Pochard
37 Tufted Duck
5 Curlew west
4 Little Gull
2 Common Tern
Kingfisher
Barn Owl

20th June – Wassand Hide/Southside (JL,GB)

3 Marsh Harrier
127 Mute Swan + 26 cygnets
Water Rail
Common Tern

Aldbrough Fish Ponds + East Newton – (AJ)

some pics from Ade of Emperor Dragonfly and Black-tailed Skimmer at Aldbrough, Broad-bodied and Four-spot chasers from East Newton

Black-tailed Skimmer Aldbrough Fish Ponds – Ade Johnson


Emperor Dragonfly at Aldbrough Fish Ponds – Ade Johnson


Broad-bodied Chaser at East Newton – Ade Johnson


Broad-bodied Chaser at East Newton – Ade Johnson


Four-spot Chaser at East Newton – Ade Johnson

19th June – Southside/KP (JL)

Grey Heron
3 Teal
18 Shoveler
2 Pochard
2 Oystercatcher
Curlew flew west
2 Common Tern

18th June – KP/Southside/Wassand (JL,GB)

3 Grey Heron
Little Egret
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Hobby
5 Teal
Pochard
58 Tufted Duck
2 Oystercatcher
Curlew flew west
2cy Iceland Gull
Little Tern flew west
3 Common Tern
Spotted Flycatcher at Wassand

17th June – Southside (JL,LB)

Grey Heron flew south
Little Egret
3 Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
Hobby
2cy Iceland Gull
2 Common Tern
Cuckoo heard
Barn Owl

16th June – KP/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk/Northside (JL,BMJ,GB)

2 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
8 Great Crested Grebe
2 Shelduck
2 Wigeon
Pochard
Water Rail heard
Oystercatcher
2cy Iceland Gull
4 Little Gull
2 Common Tern

Common Spotted Orchid – Jeff Cox

Longhorn Moth in Wassand – Jeff Cox

Sand Martins in 1st Field – Jeff Cox

whipper snapper Whitethroat – Jeff Cox

Small Copper – Jeff Cox

Large Skipper – Jeff Cox

15th June – Northside/KP/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,BMJ,LB)

Grey Heron
4+ Marsh Harrier
4 Common Buzzard
2 Hobby
8 Great Crested Grebe
4 Shoveler
18 Gadwall
10 Pochard
2cy Iceland Gull
2 Little Gull
2 Common Tern

14th June – Southside/KP/Northside (JL)

3 Grey Heron
Little Egret
4 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
3 Hobby
8 Teal
21 Gadwall
8 Pochard
Redshank
Curlew flew north
2cy Iceland Gull
2 Little Gull
2 Common Tern

13th June – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk(JC,TI,JL,GB,AE,CNC,JS)

3 Grey Heron
4 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
8 Hobby from KP late am
10 Great Crested Grebe
2 Pochard
68 Tufted Duck
6 Oystercatcher
15 Lapwing flew south
Redshank flew west
Curlew heard
65+ Black-headed Gull
2cy Iceland Gull at KP
6 Little Gull (5 1st summer,1 2nd-summer)
4 Common Tern
300+ Swift
Otter from Wassand Hide

Hobby around the Mere – Chris Cox


Great Crested Grebe – Chris Cox


long-staying Iceland Gull still around Kirkholme – Chris Cox


Whitethroat at the Mere – Jeff Cox


Water Crowsfoot from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Common Blue Damselflies off 2nd field – Jeff Cox

Common Blue Damselflies off 2nd field – Jeff Cox

Emperor Dragonfly from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox

12th June – Seaton Road Hide/Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB,LB,EJH,RL,ML)

Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrow hawk
3+ Hobby
Kestrel
2 Black-necked Grebe from late am
drk Common Scoter
65 Black-headed Gull
3 Little Gull (2 1st summer + 2nd-summer)
5 Common Tern + c3 from Wassand Hide in pm
650+ Swift
120+ Sand Martin
90+ House Martin
60+ Swallow
3 Otter (fem + 2 young)

11th June – Southside/KP/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk/Northside (JL,GB)

2 Grey Heron
Little Egret
6 Common Buzzard
5 Marsh Harrier
“Ringtail” Harrier flew north-west
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
5+ Hobby
128 Mute Swan +26 cygnets
424+ Greylag Goose +c70+goslings
420+ Canada Goose +c60+goslings
10 Great Crested Grebe
5 Teal
2 Shoveler
18 Gadwall
4 Pochard
60+ Tufted Duck
drk Common Scoter
220+ Coot
70+ Black-headed Gull
2cy Iceland Gull
5 Little Gull (4 1st-summer,1 2nd-summer)
5 Common Tern
450+ Swift
4 Stock Dove
Cuckoo heard
Jay
4 Mistle Thrush
7+ Cetti’s Warbler

10th June – Northside/KP/Southside (JL,GB)

7 Grey Heron including four flying north-west
Little Egret
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
14 Gadwall
Pochard
42 Tufted Duck
drk Common Scoter
44 Black-headed Gull
2cy Iceland Gull
3 1st-summer Little Gull
5 Common Tern
550+ Swift
Jay

9th June – Southside in am (JL)

2 Grey Heron
Little Egret off Swan Island
4 Common Buzzard
7+ Hobby
3 Teal
3 Pochard
43 Tufted Duck
2 Common Tern
Cuckoo heard

8th June – KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,MI,BMJ)

Grey Heron
Little Egret flew south
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
4+ Hobby
Barnacle Goose
6 Teal
2 Shoveler
12 Gadwall
Pochard
40+ Tufted Duck
65 Black-headed Gull
2cy Iceland Gull
4 Common Tern
800+ Swift
Yellow Wagtail

7th June – Northside/Southside/KP/Wassand Hide Woodland Walk (GB,BMJ,JL et al)

Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
4+ Hobby including one catching a Swift at KP
Kestrel
14 Gadwall
70+ Black-headed Gull
2cy Iceland Gull
1st-summer Little Gull
4 Common Tern
No sign of Swift spp with a white rump despite extensive searches from 05:30-14:00 and later.
850+ Swift
120+ Sand Martin
550+ House Martin
150+ Swallow

6th June – Wassand/Northside/Southside (GB,JC,TI,JL,RL,EJH,BMJ,BR)

Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
3+ Hobby
60+ Black-headed Gull
2cy Iceland Gull
4 1st-summer Little Gull
2 Common Tern
Swift spp with a white rump. This bird was seen very briefly by GB on two occasions in the mid-afternoon from a hide feeding low over the Mere in the torrential rain and gusty conditions.
The bird seemed to be smaller than Common Swift showing an obvious white rump and the tail appeared to lack any fork.However with such scant and limited views and the possibility that the bird might be a Little Swift or another species, support from experienced local birders was sought.
Unfortunately despite a good attendance of observers the bird could not be relocated.The Swifts were constantly changing feeding areas in deteriorating weather conditions and there was no sign of the bird by 20:00.
2500+ Common Swift
250+ Sand Martin
450+ House Martin
800+ Swallow

5th June – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk/KP/Northside (JL,GB,BMJ)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
2+ Hobby
Shelduck
2 Shoveler
16 Gadwall
Pochard
38 Tufted Duck
Oystercatcher flew west
2cy Iceland Gull
60 Black-headed Gull
4 Little Gull (3 1st-summers 1 2nd-summer)
4 Common Tern flew west
1600+ Swift
90+ Sand Martin
240+ House Martin

Bewholme (GB)

Kestrel
2 Shelduck +9 ducklings
2 Oystercatcher
2 Avocet

4th June – Wassand Hide/Southside/KP(Raptor-watch)/Northside/Wassand (JL,GB,BMJ,MI,AE et al)

3 Grey Heron
10 Common Buzzard including 2“ in off “and heading west
9 Marsh Harrier including two “cream-crowns”flying high north-east
4+ Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
12+ Hobby including a party of 3 birds ”in off” mingling with at least another 7 birds aerial feeding above KP
6 Great Crested Grebe
2 Shoveler
14 Gadwall
Pochard
28 Tufted Duck
2cy Iceland Gull
80+ Black-headed Gull
1st-summer Little Gull
11 Common Tern (7 Flew west + 4 “in off”)
4 Stock Dove
350+ Swift
25 Sand Martin
45 House Martin
30 Swallow
5 Great Spotted Woodpecker
2 Mistle Thrush
2 Bullfinch

3rd June – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (GB,JC,BMJ,AE)

Grey Heron
4 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier including “cream-crown” flying high north-east
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
4+Hobby
10 Great Crested Grebe
12 Gadwall
28 Tufted Duck
3 Lapwing
75 Black-headed Gull
2cy Iceland Gull
4 Common Tern
80+Swift
2 Stock Dove
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
6+Cetti’s Warbler

Grimston area – 3+ Red-veined Darter

Red-veined Darter – Ade Johnson

2nd June – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,GB)

Grey Heron
Egret spp flew west
3 Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
5 Hobby
220+Greylag Goose
160+Canada Goose
Shelduck
80+Mallard
Teal
Shoveler
14 Gadwall
Pochard
23 Tufted Duck
60+Black-headed Gull
1st-summer Little Gull
2 Common Tern
60+ Swift
80+House Martin
2 Mistle Thrush
6 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Jay
2 Bullfinch

1st June – Southside/KP (JL,GB)

Grey Heron
2 Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
Hobby
2 Shelduck
2 Teal
Shoveler
140+ Black-headed Gull
2cy Iceland Gull
2 Common Tern

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