Monthly Archives: October 2017

October Sightings

31st October – Seaton Road Hide/Southside/KP/Northside (ML,RL,JL,GB)

4 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
pair Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
5 Great Crested Grebe
5 Little Grebe
10 Whooper Swan,9 flew north,1 flew west
78 Gadwall
5 Shoveler
64 Teal
80 Wigeon
22 Pochard
68 Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck from KP
fem Common Scoter
Redshank heard
9 Dunlin flew west
Barn Owl at Southorpe
Kingfisher
7000+ Starling roosting at Wassand/Heslops
1200+ Starling roosting at Southorpe

30th October – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (GB,JL)

4 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
107 Mute Swan
5 Little Grebe
6 Great Crested Grebe
3 Pintail
74 Gadwall
8 Shoveler
130+ Wigeon
7 Teal
22 Pochard
320+ Tufted Duck
68 Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck off KP
3 redhead Goosander
17 Lapwing flew north
660+ Black-headed Gull
430+ Common Gull
1100+ Woodpigeon
Barn Owl at Southorpe
9000+ Starling roosting at Wassand/Heslops
800+ Starling roosting at KP/Southorpe

29th October – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (AE,JC,GB,BMJ)

6 Grey Heron including one in-off heading high west
3 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier including one with green wing tags
3 Sparrowhawk
3 Kestrel
6 Whooper Swan
1200+ Greylag Goose
4 Pink-footed Goose
320+ Canada Goose
130+ Barnacle Goose
54 Gadwall
Pintail
12 Shoveler
38 Wigeon
14 Teal
300+ Tufted Duck
5 Pochard
62 Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck off KP and Swan Island
660+ Black-headed Gull
1350+ Wood Pigeon
8 Stock Dove
2 Tawny Owl at Wassand
Barn Owl at Southorpe
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker at Wassand
4 Cetti’s Warbler heard at Wassand/Wassand Hide
34 Pied/alba Wagtail roosting at Wassand
7 Long-tailed Tit
2 Jay at Wassand
2200+ Starling roosting at Wassand/Heslops
12 Siskin at Wassand
2 Bullfinch at Heslops
16 Reed Bunting at Heslops/Wassand

Whooper Swans from Wassand Hide – Alan Elkin


Whooper Swans – Alan Elkin


Whooper Swans – Alan Elkin

28th October – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand(JL,GB,BMJ)

6 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
2 Whooper Swan off Swan Island
660+ Greylag Goose
240+ Canada Goose
52 Gadwall
4 Shoveler
34 Wigeon
12 Teal
270+ Tufted Duck
3 Pochard
44 Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck off KP and Swan Island
redhead Goosander
700+ Black-headed Gull
14 Long-tailed Tit at Wassand
2800+ Starling roosting at KP/Heslops
22 Siskin at Wassand

27th October – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,JC,GB,AE)

6 Grey Heron
3 Common Buzzard
7 Marsh Harrier (2 males)
2 Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
5 Little Grebe
4 Great Crested Grebe
5 Whooper Swan including three juvs from Wassand Hide and departing
south-east at 17:25
43 Pink-footed Goose flew south
480+ Greylag Goose
230+ Canada Goose
130+ Barnacle Goose
2 Shelduck
43 Gadwall
18 Shoveler
110+ Wigeon
42 Teal
160+ Tufted Duck
3 Pochard
57 Goldeneye
Common Scoter at KP
Long-tailed Duck at KP
drk Goosander flew east from Wassand Hide
850+ Black-headed Gull
1100+ Wood Pigeon at Wassand
4200+ Starling roosting at Wassand
24 Siskin near Wassand Hide
*Hawfinch at Southorpe flew west

Whooper Swan from Wassand Hide – Alan Elkin


Whooper Swans (3 juvs) Wassand Hide – Alan Elkin

26th October – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk(JC,JL,GB)

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
5 Whooper Swan near Wassand Hide
3 Pink-footed Goose off Swan Island
4 Little Grebe off KP
4 Great Crested Grebe
7 Shoveler
28 Wigeon
24 Teal
2 Pochard
35 Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck off KP
Redshank flew west
Barn Owl at Southorpe
Bearded Tit heard near Wassand Hide
19 Siskin at Wassand
2 Brambling at Southorpe

Long-tailed Duck off KP this morning – Jeff Cox

25th October – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB)

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrow hawk
4 Likkle Grebe
2 Pink-footed Goose flew south
130+ Barnacle Goose
210+ Canada Goose
43 Gadwall
Shoveler
83 Wigeon
2 Teal
227 Tufted Duck
2 Pochard
51 Goldeneye
Kingfisher
3 Lesser Redpoll
c50 Brambling (LI)

24th October – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB)

3 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
780+ Greylag Goose
180+ Canada Goose
130+ Barnacle Goose
36 Gadwall
6 Shoveler
121 Wigeon
25 Teal
170+ Tufted Duck
2 Pochard
Scaup
15 Goldeneye
850+Black-headed Gull
1150+ Wood Pigeon
Barn Owl at Southorpe
4 Redwing flew south

23rd October – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB)

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
7 Great Crested Grebe
3 Little Grebe
174 Greylag Goose
154 Canada Goose
37 Gadwall
Shoveler
12 Wigeon
28 Teal
165+ Tufted Duck
15 Pochard
36 Goldeneye
Little Gull
Kingfisher

22nd October – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB)

6 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
Tundra Bean Goose near Lady Island flew west
130+ Barnacle Goose
7 Great Crested Grebe
5 Shoveler
65 Wigeon
10 Teal
3 Pochard
3 Scaup
33 Goldeneye
2200+ Wood Pigeon
22 Redwing flew south-west
7 Long-tailed Tit near Wassand Hide
Goldcrest
9600+ Starling roosting at Wassand/Heslops
27 Siskin at Wassand

21st October – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,BMJ,IJ,GB)

4 Grey Heron
3 Common Buzzard
4+Marsh Harrier including a juv.with green wing tags
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
19 Whooper Swan flew south
7 Great Crested Grebe
3 Little Grebe
32 Gadwall
55 Wigeon
17 Teal
2 Pochard
2 Scaup
24 Goldeneye
redhead Goosander off Wassand Hide/Swan Island on 20/10
Grey Wagtail flew north
40 Redwing flew south
Siskin heard
Goldcrest

20th October – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,RL)

Little Egret
4 Grey Heron
6 Common Buzzard including three in-off flying high south-west
4+ Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
Kestrel
3 Whooper Swan flew south
9 Pink-footed Goose,6 flew north,3 flew south
280+ Greylag Goose
230+ Canada Goose
132+ Barnacle Goose
38 Gadwall
13 Shoveler
40+ Teal
150+ Wigeon
4 Pochard
Scaup
160+ Tufted Duck
33 Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck off Swan Island
Common Snipe
4 Golden Plover flew south
2 Dunlin flew south
2 Little Gull off Swan Island
700+ Wood Pigeon at Wassand
Barn Owl at Southorpe
House Martin near Wassand Hide
4 Meadow Pipit flew south
Ring Ouzel at KP flew south-west
160+ Redwing flew west
5 Bearded Tit near Wassand Hide
7000+ Starling roosting at Wassand/Helsops
7 Redpoll at Southorpe
14 Goldfinch

19th October – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,LB)

Bittern roosted at Southorpe
4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
9 Great Crested Grebe
34 Gadwall
8 Shoveler
15 Wigeon
17 Teal
24 Goldeneye
Common Snipe
600+ Black-headed Gull
Barn Owl at Southorpe
Green Woodpecker at Southorpe
2 Meadow Pipit flew south
12+ Song Thrush at Wassand
25 Redwing flew south
30+ Blackbird at Wassand
2 Bearded Tit near Wassand Hide
550+ Starling roosting at Heslops
12 Siskin at Wassand

18th October – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (GB,LB,AE,JL)

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
2 Kestrel
Whooper Swan flew south
100+ Barnacle Goose
85+ Canada Goose
36 Gadwall
5 Shoveler
39 Wigeon
12 Teal
7 Pochard
Scaup
18 Goldeneye
2 Red-breasted Merganser off Swan Island on 16/10
Barn Owl at Southorpe
30+ Blackbird at Wassand
2 Goldcrest
2700+ Starling roosting at KP
Redpoll flew south
12 Siskin at Wassand

17th October – Southside/KP (GB,LB)

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
85+ Barnacle Goose
2 Pintail
32 Gadwall
3 Shoveler
68 Wigeon
21 Teal
95+ Tufted Duck
7 Pochard
Goldeneye
550+ Black-headed Gull
Barn Owl at Southorpe
2200+ Starling roosting at KP

16th October – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,RL,GB,LB)

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
4+ Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
42 Wigeon
2 Pochard
13 Goldeneye
Barn Owl
Kingfisher
2000+ Starling roosting at KP

15th October – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,GB,LB)

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
120+ Barnacle Goose
27 Gadwall
7 Shoveler
34 Wigeon
22 Goldeneye
2 Golden Plover flew west
ad Med Gull
Kingfisher
Barn Owl at Southorpe
2 Stonechat at Hesops
4000+ Starling roosting at KP

14th October – Southside/KP/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,LB,JC,BMJ,IJ,CC)

7 Grey Heron including one flying high south-west
3 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
74 Mute Swan
13 Great Crested Grebe
3 Little Grebe
380+ Greylag Goose
130+ Canada Goose
120+ Barnacle Goose
35 Gadwall
6 Shoveler
18 Wigeon
14 Teal
120+ Tufted Duck
Pochard
3 Scaup
16 Goldeneye
Little Gull
Green Woodpecker at Southorpe
4 Skylark flew south
22 Meadow Pipit flew south
2 Stonechat at Heslops
Redwing near Wassand Hide
4000+ Starling roosting at KP
10 Siskin near Wassand Hide
22 Reed Bunting
4 Yellowhammer

13th October – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,LB,GB)

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
10 Great Crested Grebe
32 Gadwall
10 Shoveler
5 Wigeon
11 Teal
Pochard
4 Goldeneye
2 Kingfisher
Barn Owl
Swallow
2000+ Starling roosting at KP/Heslops

12th October – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,GB,LB,BMJ,IJ)

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
14 Great Crested Grebe
Pink-footed Goose
120+ Barnacle Goose
85+ Canada Goose
24 Gadwall
20 Shoveler
63 Wigeon
2 Teal
25 Goldeneye
Snipe flew west
Dunlin flew west
Barn Owl
Wheatear at Southorpe
4 Mistle Thrush near Heslops
2 Goldcrest at Wassand
Brambling heard at Wassand

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

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
2 Kestrel
120+ Barnacle Goose
26 Gadwall
Shoveler
55 Wigeon
Pochard
105 Tufted Duck
2 Scaup
12 Goldeneye
Goosander
Little Gull
Barn Owl
Swallow
35+ Blackbird at Southorpe
15+ Song Thrush at Southorpe
4000+ Starling roosting at KP

10th October – Southside/KP (GB,LB)

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
120+ Barnacle Goose
80+ Canada Goose
3 Shoveler
44 Wigeon
Pochard
4 Goldeneye
Barn Owl at Southorpe
30+ Blackbird
16 Long-tailed Tit
3000+ Starling roosting at KP

9th October – Southside/KP (JL,LB,GB)

4 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
115 Pink-footed Goose flew south
210 Wigeon
170 Teal
13 Goldeneye
10 Meadow Pipit flew south
2 Chiffchaff
3 Goldcrest
Brambling heard

8th October – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,LB,LI,JC,AE,BMJ,IJ,RL,ML)

4 Grey Heron
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
Hobby
2 Kestrel
78 Mute Swan
2 Whooper Swan
14 Great Crested Grebe
460+ Greylag Goose
46 Pink-footed Goose and a Barnacle Goose flew south
80+ Canada Goose
120+ Barnacle Goose
560+ Mallard
36 Gadwall
3 Shoveler
75 Wigeon
4 Teal
Pochard
135+ Tufted Duck
12 Goldeneye
860 Coot
105 Golden Plover flew west
9 Bearded Tit including 3 males were initially observed in flight near
Heslops.The birds were seen well after settling in the reedbed at
Southorpe.
Siskin flew south
Brambling heard

7th October – Southside/KP (JL,GB,LB)

4 Grey Heron
2 Sparrowhawk
3 Kestrel
4 Whooper Swan
120+ Barnacle Goose
Shelduck
28 Gadwall
3 Shoveler
3 Pintail
70 Wigeon
36 Teal
7 Goldeneye
12 Golden Plover flew west
Barn Owl at Southorpe
Green Woodpecker at Southorpe
2 House Martin
11 Swallow
Chiffchaff
Goldcrest
14 Long-tailed Tit near Heslops
3200+ Starling roosting at KP

6th October – Southside/KP/Wassand Hide (JL,GB,LB)

5 Grey Heron
5 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Peregrine
Whooper Swan
12 Great Crested Grebe
23 Gadwall
6 Shoveler
70 Wigeon
Scaup
7 Goldeneye
redhead Goosander
30 Lapwing flew south-west
3 Little Gull
Grey Wagtail
4 House Martin
2 Jay
3000+ Starling roosting at KP
9 Siskin near Wassand Hide
2 Bullfinch near Heslops

5th October – Aldbrough (AJ)

a single Slavonian Grebe coming ashore and resting up on Aldbrough beach today

Slavonian Grebe, Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


Slavonian Grebe, Aldbrough beach – Ade Johnson


Slavonian Grebe, Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

Wassand Hide/Southside/KP (JC,JL,GB)

5 Grey Heron
122 Barnacle Goose + 1 Pink-footed Goose
15 Whooper Swan flew west
11 Great Crested Grebe
12 Shoveler
9 Wigeon
2 Pochard
Little Gull
2 Jay
2 Kingfisher
4 Chiffchaff
1600+ Starling roosting at KP
male Migrant Hawker 2nd field
female Migrant Hawker near hide
female Common Darter Southorpe Rd
Comma near hide
2 Red Admiral near hide
Bloody big Hornet near hide (JC)

offshore Hornsea (06:45-09:00 GB,BMJ)

All movement north unless stated

5 Red-throated Diver +3 flew south
2 Great Northern Diver flew south
Red-necked Grebe
20+ Gannet
3 Brent Goose flew south
3 Grey Plover
5 Great Skua
52 Little Gull
2 Black Tern
4 Auk spp

Whooper Swans – Jeff Cox


Migrant Hawker – Jeff Cox


Hornet by Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Common Darter – Jeff Cox


Migrant Hawker – Jeff Cox


Obscured by Barneys, Pink-floyd Goose – Jeff Cox


Jay in Wassand – Jeff Cox


Comma in Wassand – Jeff Cox

4th October – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (GB,AE,BMJ,RL,EJH,ML,JL,LB)

5 Grey Heron
3 Common Buzzard including one flying south
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
Hobby
Merlin flew south
22 Whooper Swan flew south
190+ Pink-footed Goose flew south
120+ Barnacle Goose
72 Canada Goose
12 Shoveler
44 Wigeon
13 Teal
Pochard
2 Scaup
160+ Tufted Duck
2 Goldeneye
1600+ Black-headed Gull
Little Gull in am
juv Caspian Gull flew east
Barn Owl at Southorpe
2 Bearded Tit near Wassand Hide on 3/10
16 Long-tailed Tit near Heslops
1700+ Starling roosting at KP
5 Redpoll at Southorpe

3rd October – Southside/KP/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (GB,LB,IH)

5 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Hobby
2 Kestrel
16 Pink-footed Goose flew south-west
2 Little Gull in am
juvenile Black Tern, still present at dusk
24 House Martin at KP
16 Swallow at KP
Barn Owl at Southorpe
Yellow Wagtail flew south
Barred Warbler reported near Wassand Hide (IH)
Redstart at Wassand

offshore Hornsea- 0645-0745 (GB)

All movement south

5 Red-throated Diver
Black-throated Diver
12 Gannet
47 Pink-footed Goose-two skeins of 21 & 26
2 Great Skua

2nd October -Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand(JL,LB,GB)

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
3 Kestrel
Hobby at Wassand
30+ Gadwall
10 Shoveler
14 Teal
28 Wigeon
2 Pochard
Scaup
154 Tufted Duck
2 Goldeneye
Snipe flew west
1100+ Black-headed Gull
Little Gull in am, 2 in pm
juvenile Black Tern, still present at dusk
4 Sand Martin
70+ House Martin
60+ Swallow
Barn Owl at Southorpe
1750+ Starling roosting at KP

1st October – Southside/KP/Wassand/Northside (GB,JL,LB)

4 Grey Heron including two flying south-east
Little Egret roosting on Swan Island
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier flew south
2 Kestrel flew south
111 Barnacle Goose
14 Shoveler
27 Wigeon
20 Teal
Scaup
3 Pochard
Goldeneye
66 Lapwing flew south-west
Ruff flew west
1200+ Black-headed Gull
Little Gull in am, 2 in pm
juvenile Black Tern, still present at dusk
40+ House Martin
30+ Swallow
60+ Pied/alba Wagtail roosting at Southorpe
Barn Owl at Southorpe
4 Chiffchaff
22 Long-tailed Tit near Heslops
1400+ Starling roosting at KP
2 Brambling at Wassand

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