Monthly Archives: January 2018

January Sightings

31st January – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide (TI,JL,GB)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier (1 male, 3 cream-crowns)
1+ Peregrine
Sparrowhawk
4 Great Crested Grebe
8 Teal
65 Wigeon
28 Shoveler
95 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
140+ Goldeneye
90 Golden Plover flew west
2 Stonechat
3 Fox at East End mid am

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

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
Kestrel
4 Great Crested Grebe
95 Gadwall
42 Shoveler
350+Teal
410 Wigeon
80+ Pochard
160+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
300+ Goldeneye
Barn Owl
2 Stonechat

the Mere’s regular Peregrine – Roy Lyon


Long-tailed Duck on Mere – Roy Lyon

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

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
120 Barnacle Goose
Shelduck
2 Shoveler
266 Wigeon
78 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
130 Goldeneye
Green Woodpecker
2 Stonechat
2 Fieldfare at Wassand
2 Goldcrest
35+ Siskin near Wassand Hide

28th January – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide (GB,AE,MI,LB,RL,ML)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
Kestrel
5 Great Crested Grebe
90 Greylag Goose
22 Canada Goose
120 Barnacle Goose
130+ Teal
2 Shoveler
48 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
140+ Goldeneye
fem Common Scoter
2+ redhead Goosander
50 Lapwing flew west
Green Woodpecker
2 Stonechat
Grey Wagtail

High waters still, encroaching the Boathouse at the Mere – Roy Lyon


Goosander on the Mere – Roy Lyon


Cormorant on the Mere – Roy Lyon

25th January – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide (JC,RL,ML,BMJ,GB)

2 Grey Heron
3 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
110+ Barnacle Goose
Long-tailed Duck
Barn Owl
2 Stonechat

Swedish rung Black-headed Gull still present around KP – Roy Lyon


Swedish rung Black-headed Gull still present around KP – Roy Lyon


Swedish rung (14053) Black-headed Gull still present around KP, this pic from 25.09.2017 – Roy Lyon


Bull Hole and the shoreline under water, high water round the Mere at present – Justin Foradip


High water round the Mere, current view from the Boathouse – Justin Foradip


distant Long-tailed Duck on the Mere – Roy Lyon

23rd January – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (GB)

Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
110+ Barnacle Goose
Long-tailed Duck off Swan Island
fem Common Scoter near Tree Island
2 Stonechat
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Barn Owl

21st January – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (BMJ,JC,GB)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
male Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
5 Great Crested Grebe
76 Mute Swan
280+ Greylag Goose
22 Canada Goose
upto 117 Barnacle Goose (RL et al)
420 Mallard
260 Gadwall
44 Shoveler
270 Wigeon
42 Teal
185 Pochard
360+ Tufted Duck
fem Common Scoter (RL et al)
Long-tailed Duck
190+ Goldeneye
drk Goosander
520+ Coot
2 Green Woodpecker
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Redwing at Wassand
4 Fieldfare flew south-west
2 Stonechat
24 Linnet at Heslops
26 Reed Bunting at Heslops
4 Yellowhammer

20th January – Southside/KP (JC,GB)

3 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
85+ Greylag Goose
4 Canada Goose
70+ Barnacle Goose
160+ Gadwall
34 Teal
2 Shoveler
230+ Wigeon
170+ Pochard
320+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
140 Goldeneye
Barn Owl
2 Stonechat

19th January – Southside/KP/Northside (JC,JL,GB)

2 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
5 Great Crested Grebe
77 Mute Swan
4 Pink-footed Goose flew west
70+ Barnacle Goose
10 Shoveler
210+ Gadwall
44 Teal
270+ Wigeon
185 Pochard
360+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
165 Goldeneye
460+ Coot
80 Golden Plover flew west
Jay
20+ Redwing nr Weatherhill Farm
8 Siskin
30+ Linnet Heslop’s area
10+ Tree Sparrow
5+ Greenfinch
20+ Reed Bunting
4+ Yellowhammer

Linnets along the Southside – Jeff Cox


Stonechat in 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Stonechat in 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Redwings – Jeff Cox


Redwings – Jeff Cox

18th January – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (GB,BMJ,JL,RL,ML)

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
4+ Marsh Harrier (1 male)
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
70+ Barnacle Goose
8 Pintail off Swan Island
180+ Gadwall
2 Shoveler
14 Teal
160+ Pochard
320+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
160+ Goldeneye
480+ Coot
Barn Owl
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
5 Stock Dove
400+ Wood Pigeon
44 Siskin at Wassand, 1 at Northside
Otter from Wassand Hide

16th January – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB)

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
3 Great Crested Grebe
76 Mute Swan
11 White-fronted Goose flew south
59 Barnacle Goose
180+ Gadwall
28 Shoveler
14 Teal
340+ Wigeon
160+ Pochard
360+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
140+ Goldeneye
fem Common Scoter
460+ Coot

15th January – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,PM)

2 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
74 Mute Swan
30+ Barnacle Goose
185 Gadwall
32 Shoveler
34 Teal
320+ Wigeon
148 Pochard
320+ Tufted Duck
fem Common Scoter
180+ Goldeneye
440 Coot
Green Woodpecker
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Grey Wagtail
Otter from Wassand Hide

14th January – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ,BMJ) + Grimston (TI)

6 Shore Lark present mid morning after a 2 day absence

53 White-fronted Geese in/off then south at Grimston

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP/Northside (JC,GB,JL,RL et al)

2 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
Kestrel
fem Common Scoter
2 Great Crested Grebe
75+ Barnacle Goose
180+ Gadwall
135+ Teal
320+ Wigeon
110+ Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
230 Goldeneye
3 Lapwing
Grey Wagtail

Reed Bunting around the Mere – Jeff Cox


pair Goldeneye on the Mere – Jeff Cox


fem Common Scoter from Seaton Road Hide – Roy Lyon

13th January – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,GB)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
male Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
68 Mute Swan
220+ Gadwall
135 Teal
325 Wigeon
130+ Pochard
360+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
155 Goldeneye
Grey Wagtail

12th January – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB)

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
3 Great Crested Grebe
6 Shoveler
108 Teal
380+ Wigeon
160 Pochard
Grey Wagtail

11th January – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

6 Shore Lark early afternoon

Shore Lark at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


6 Shore Lark at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP/Wassand/Northside (RL,ML,JL,GB)

3 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
2 Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
64 Barnacle Goose
Little Grebe
210 Gadwall
5 Shoveler
130+ Teal + 210 off Hermitage Field/Seaton Road Hide
420+ Wigeon
130 Pochard
480 Tufted Duck
210 Goldeneye
400 Coot
Bar-tailed Godwit flew east
3+ Stock Dove
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker

Little Grebe from Wassand Hide – Roy Lyon


Marsh Harrier in Wassand – Roy Lyon


Barnacle Geese through Wassand – Roy Lyon


Stock Doves in Wassand – Roy Lyon


a Wassand Robin – Roy Lyon

10th January – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

6 Shore Lark

9th January – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ,MR)

juv Iceland Gull flew south at 12:30
Barn Owl
no sign of Shore Lark’s by 13:30

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB,RL et al)

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Peregrine
2 Sparrowhawk
2 Shelduck
355 Wigeon
Long-tailed Duck
140 Goldeneye
135+ Lapwing flew west
Stonechat

Goldeneye – Roy Lyon


2 Shelduck on the Mere – Roy Lyon


Goldcrest – Roy Lyon

8th January – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

6 Shore Lark still present though difficult viewing at times in windy conditions

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,GB)

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
230+ Gadwall
Pintail
15 Shoveler
21 Teal
320 Wigeon
130 Pochard
460 Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
180+Goldeneye
Common Scoter
400+ Coot
2 Grey Wagtail
Chiffchaff at KP

Treecreeper at the Mere – Jeff Cox


Treecreeper at the Mere – Jeff Cox

7th January – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ,JL,RL et al)

6 Shore Lark still present

5 of the 6 Shore Lark present at Aldbrough – Roy Lyon

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP/Wassand Hide/Woodand Walk,Northside (JC,GB,JL)

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
male Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
78 Mute Swan
30 Greylag Goose
5 Great Crested Grebe
180+ Gadwall
Pintail
2 Shoveler
84 Teal
260+ Wigeon
125+ Pochard
460+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
230 Goldeneye
juv Glaucous Gull flew east
2 Green Woodpecker
7 Great Spotted Woodpecker
2 Stonechat
4 Fieldfare
Treecreeper
Goldcrest
12 Long-tailed Tit
Coal Tit
Jay
30 Tree Sparrow
4 Yellowhammer
20 Reed Bunting

Stonechat in 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Stonechat in 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Stonechat in 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Long-tailed Tit – Jeff Cox


Pintail – Jeff Cox

6th January – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB)

4 Grey Heron
3 Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
3 Great Crested Grebe
Shelduck
Pintail
6 Shoveler
68 Teal
226 Wigeon
130+ Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
175+ Goldeneye
Barn Owl
4 Fieldfare

5th January – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

6 Shore Lark still present

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP (JL,GB)

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
30 Greylag Goose
10 Pink-footed Goose flew west
2 Great Crested Grebe
Pintail
160+ Gadwall
3 Shoveler
200+ Teal
220+ Wigeon
145 Pochard
350+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
225 Goldeneye
Common Scoter
3 Fieldfare

*of interest locally an early record of a Lesser Black-backed Gull present at Dacre Lakes, Brandesburton (RL et al)

Lesser Black-backed Gull, Dacre Lakes, Brandesburton – Roy Lyon


Lesser Black-backed Gull, Dacre Lakes, Brandesburton – Roy Lyon

4th January – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide (JL,GB)

3 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
5 Great Crested Grebe
Pintail
12 Shoveler
180 Teal
270 Wigeon
94 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
113 Goldeneye
Goosander flew north
3 Siskin

3rd January – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide (JL,GB)

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
4 Great Crested Grebe
74 Mute Swan
17 Shoveler
13 Teal
90+ Wigeon
86 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
95+ Goldeneye
5 Stock Dove
Grey Wagtail
3 Fieldfare

2nd January – Southside/KP/Wassand Hide (JL,GB)

4 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
Kestrel
4 Great Crested Grebe
10 Shoveler
15 Teal
255 Wigeon
137 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
120+ Goldeneye
Common Scoter
2 Fieldfare
Bearded Tit from Wassand Hide

1st January – Southside/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB)

5 Grey Heron
3 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
6 Shoveler
42 Teal
208 Wigeon
27 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
134 Goldeneye
Green Woodpecker
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Barn Owl
2 Stonechat
2 Siskin

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