Monthly Archives: March 2018

March Sightings

31st March – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB,MI,LI)

Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
3 Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
12 Gadwall
Shoveler
4 Pochard
165 Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
180+ Goldeneye
Little Gull
Mediterranean Gull
Grey Wagtail
4 Chiffchaff
4 Cetti’s Warbler

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

3 Grey Heron
9+ Common Buzzard
7+ Marsh Harrier
6+ Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
6 Great Crested Grebe
Shelduck
12 Gadwall
2 Shoveler
3 Teal
4 Wigeon
8 Pochard
230+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
240+ Goldeneye
2 Oystercatcher
4 Cetti’s Warbler

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

3 Grey Heron
7 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
4 Great Crested Grebe
2 Little Grebe
2 Shelduck
14 Gadwall
Shoveler
3 Teal
52 Wigeon
12 Pochard
265 Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
280+ Goldeneye
redhead Goosander
3 Oystercatcher
4 Lapwing
Redshank
2 Lesser Black-backed Gull
2 Stock Dove
Kingfisher
2 Green Woodpecker
Sand Martin
3 Meadow Pipit flew north
Chiffchaff
3 Cetti’s Warbler
10 Redwing
2 Siskin

28th March – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB,CH)

3 Grey Heron
4 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
4 Great Crested Grebe
28 Mute Swan
64 Greylag Goose
34 Canada Goose
43 Gadwall
2 Shoveler
12 Wigeon
10 Pochard
110+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
170+ Goldeneye
Curlew flew west
2 Oystercatcher
12 Lapwing
2 Lesser Black-backed Gull
5 Sand Martin
Meadow Pipit flew north
4+ Cetti’s Warbler
Siskin

27th March – Southside/Northside/Wassand Hide/Wassand (JL,GB,BMJ)

Great White Egret from 16:12,flew SW at 17:20
3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
12 Wigeon
Long-tailed Duck
2 Oystercatcher
460+ Woodpigeon
2 Green Woodpecker
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Chiffchaff at Wassand

26th March – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB)

2 Grey Heron
3 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Shelduck
2 Teal
Long-tailed Duck
70 Golden Plover flew west
2 Oystercatcher
juv Glaucous Gull flew west
Barn Owl
Grey Wagtail
3 Meadow Pipit flew north

Mappleton North Beach (GB)

Scandinavian Rock Pipit
Black Redstart

25th March – Southorpe/KP/Northside/WassandHide/Woodland Walk/Wassand (JL,GB,WA,LB)

5 Grey Heron
8 Common Buzzard
6 Marsh Harrier (2 males)
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
22 Mute Swan
98 Greylag Goose
46 Canada Goose
Shelduck
Pintail
64 Gadwall
25 Teal
48 Wigeon
46 Pochard
435 Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
480+ Goldeneye
drk Common Scoter
Curlew flew west
32 Lapwing
2+ Woodcock at Wassand
Barn Owl
2 Green Woodpecker
5+ Great Spotted Woodpecker
6 Skylark
Stonechat near Heslops
6 Redwing
7+ Chiffchaff
5 Cetti’s Warbler
Jay
55+ Siskin at Wassand
Otter from Wassand Hide

24th March – Aldbrough Fish Ponds (AJ)

Woodlark calling/flew over the Ponds late morning

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

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
2 Barnacle Goose
Shelduck
3 Pintail (2 drks)
9 Teal
drk Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
325 Goldeneye
Grey Wagtail
2 Green Woodpecker at Wassand
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker at Wassand

partial leucistic House Sparrow in Hornsea – Jeff Cox


partial leucistic House Sparrow in Hornsea – Jeff Cox

23rd March – Aldbrough (AJ)

1 Snow Bunting

Snow Bunting at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


Snow Bunting at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP (JL,GB)

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
2 Barnacle Goose
2 Shoveler
drk Scaup
Curlew flew west
Dunlin flew east
Kingfisher
4 Cetti’s Warbler

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

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
2 Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
4 Great Crested Grebe
4 Shoveler
12 Teal
65 Wigeon
40 Pochard
230+ Goldeneye
110+ Lapwing flew west
2 Green Woodpecker at Wassand
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Meadow Pipit flew south
Grey Wagtail
4 Cetti’s Warbler

21st March – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,GB)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
4 Great Crested Grebe
Little Grebe
2 Barnacle Goose
Shoveler
24 Teal
320+ Wigeon
64 Pochard
80+ Tufted Duck
Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
270+ Goldeneye
110 Lapwng flew west
Ringed Plover flew north
2 Meadow Pipit
3 Cetti’s Warbler

20th March – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,JH,RL,ML,LB)

3 Grey Heron
4 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
2 Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
4 Great Crested Grebe
2 Little Grebe
24 Mute Swan
68 Greylag Goose
2 Barnacle Goose
12 Canada Goose
74 Gadwall
4 Shoveler
48 Teal
720+ Wigeon
64 Pochard
260+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
2 Scaup (1 drk)
185 Goldeneye
90 Lapwing
2 Oystercatcher
3 Little Gull
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Grey Wagtail
3 Cetti’s Warbler
26 Siskin

19th March – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,LI,GB,BMJ)

Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
3 Great Crested Grebe
2 Little Grebe
64 Greylag Goose
Pink-footed Goose
2 Barnacle Goose
22 Canada Goose
4 Shoveler
42 Teal
330+ Wigeon
54 Pochard
fem Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
180+ Goldeneye
drk Goosander
110+ Lapwing
2 Oystercatcher
8 Little Gull
1w Kittiwake near Swan Island
Grey Wagtail
Rock Pipit at KP flew north
12 Redwing at Wassand
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Black Redstart at Southgate Cemetery

18th March – Southside/KP/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk/Wassand (GB,BMJ,LB,RL,ML)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzaard
2 Marsh Harrier
3 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
4 Great Crested Grebe
Little Grebe
24 Mute Swan
Pink-footed Goose
76 Greylag Goose
2 Barnacle Goose
12 Canada Goose
110+ Gadwall
4 Shoveler
12 Teal
44 Wigeon
86 Pochard
230+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
260+ Goldeneye
90+ Lapwing
2 Oystercatcher
Woodcock at Wassand
5 Little Gull in am, 8 in pm
260+ Common Gull
Barn Owl
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Grey Wagtail
Black Redstart at Beckside/Southgate Cemetery
10+ Redwing
5 Long-tailed Tit

Black Redstart in Southgate Cemetery – Roy Lyon


Black Redstart in Southgate Cemetery – Roy Lyon


Little Gull’s over the Mere – Roy Lyon


Little Gull over the Mere – Roy Lyon


single Pink-footed Goose on the Southside of the Mere – Roy Lyon


Finnish rung Black-headed Gull (ST 259525) from KP – Roy Lyon


distant fem Scaup on the Mere – Roy Lyon

17th March – Hornsea Mere (LI,LB,GB)

2 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
64 Greylag Goose
2 Barnacle Goose
24 Canada Goose
94 Gadwall
4 Shoveler
12 Teal
4 Wigeon
45 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
285 Goldeneye
2 Oystercatcher
110+ Lapwing flew west
2 Little Gull
Grey Wagtail
Barn Owl
male Black Redstart at Beckside

16th March – Southside/KP/Northside (GB,LB,LI,JL,RL,ML)

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Long-tailed Duck in Bull Hole
12 Little Gull including 2 in-off at KP/1st Field mid-aft
Barn Owl

Common Buzzard at West Carlton nr Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

15th March – Southside/KP/Wassand Hide (JC,BMJ,LB,GB)

2 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
3 Great Crested Grebe
Barn Owl

14th March – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (GB,AW,LB,PM)

3 Grey Heron
Red Kite over Wassand/Decoy for 20 mins then flew west
8 Common Buzzard
5 Marsh Harrier (2 males)
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Peregrine
2 Little Grebe
4 Great Crested Grebe
2 Barnacle Goose
180+ Gadwall
2 Shoveler
115 Teal
160+ Wigeon
85 Pochard
260+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
285 Goldeneye
2 Goosander (1 drk)
160 Lapwing flew south
3 Woodcock at Wassand
Barn Owl
5+ Great Spotted Woodpcker
Redwing
3 Cetti’s Warbler
4 Long-tailed Tit
Treecreeper
Jay
22 Tree Sparrow
70+ Linnet
26 Reed Bunting
4 Yellowhammer

13th March – Aldbrough clifftop 09:30 (AJ)

5 Shore Lark
2 Snow Bunting

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

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Peregrine
160+ Greylag Goose
42 Canada Goose
2 Shoveler
Long-tailed Duck
230+ Goldeneye
270+ Lapwing flew south
1400+ Wood Pigeon
Barn Owl
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
2 Jay
Otter off Swan Island

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

Little Egret
2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
Pink-footed Goose flew north
2 Shoveler
56 Teal
310 Wigeon
85 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
180+ Goldeneye
220 Lapwing flew east

11th March – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ,BMJ,TI,RL,ML)

5 Shore Lark in the morning
2cy Glaucous Gull in area then flew south
2 Snow Bunting
Chiffchaff
Mealy Redpoll
Little Grebe
Water Rail
Ringed Plover
c240 Wigeon on sea

Glaucous Gull at Aldbrough – Roy Lyon


Glaucous Gull at Aldbrough – Roy Lyon


Glaucous Gull at Aldbrough – Roy Lyon


Glaucous Gull at Aldbrough – Roy Lyon

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,JC,GB,LB,RL,ML)

2 Grey Heron
3 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
2 Little Grebe
4 Great Crested Grebe
28 Mute Swan
98 Greylag Goose
24 Canada Goose
2 Barnacle Goose
drk Goosander
180+ Gadwall
drk Pintail flew east
2 Shoveler
65 Teal
74 Wigeon
86 Pochard
240+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
260+ Goldeneye
140 Lapwing flew south
Golden Plover flew west
Barn Owl
Sand Martin flew west at 17:40
5+ Great Spotted Woodpecker
Jay

10th March – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ,MR)

no sign of the 5 Shore Lark
2 Snow Bunting present

Snow Bunting’s at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

Hornsea Mere – Wassand Hide/Northside (JL)

Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
Kestrel
62 Teal
18 Goosander (4 drks)

9th March – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ,MR)

5 Shore Lark though mobile
mobile Linnet flock (upto 100 birds) holds 2 Snow Bunting
Barn Owl
Shag

mobile Shore Lark’s at Aldbrough


Shore Lark at Aldbrough


5 Shore Lark at Aldbrough


Shore Lark at Aldbrough


Shag at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

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

Bittern in reedbed north of KP
2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
3 Great Crested Grebe
Little Grebe
Pink-footed Goose
2 Barnacle Goose
3 Shoveler
Long-tailed Duck
34 Lapwing
Barn Owl

local Little Owl – Alan Elkin

8th March – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB)

2 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
3 Great Crested Grebe
182 Greylag Goose
24 Canada Goose
2 Barnacle Goose
165 Gadwall
2 Shoveler
210+ Teal
190+ Wigeon
76 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
Oystercatcher
juv Glaucous Gull off Swan Island in am flew west
1200+ Wood Pigeon

7th March – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,MI,LB,RL,ML)

3 Grey Heron
Red Kite over Southorpe Farm at 14:27 (NH)
3 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Peregrine
22 Mute Swan
2 Little Grebe
6 Great Crested Grebe
2+ White-fronted Goose
2 Tundra Bean Goose
64 Greylag Goose
42 Canada Goose
2 Barnacle Goose
Shelduck
drk Pintail
2 Shoveler
240+ Gadwall
160 Teal
340 Wigeon
170 Pochard
460 Tufted Duck
fem Scaup
520+ Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck
2 Common Scoter (1 drk)
2 Water Rail heard
5 Moorhen
200+ Lapwing flew south
65 Golden Plover flew south
Oystercatcher
1500+ Wood Pigeon
Barn Owl
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
12 Redwing
25+ Blackbird
4 Cetti’s Warbler

aberrant Coot at the Mere from Wassand Hide – Roy Lyon


aberrant Coot at the Mere from Wassand Hide – Roy Lyon

6th March – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,GB,LB)

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
2 Peregrine
5 Great Crested Grebe
24 Mute Swan
2 White-fronted Goose
2 Tundra Bean Goose
44 Greylag Goose
12 Canada Goose
2 BarnacleGoose
220+ Gadwall
drk Pintail
2 Shoveler
280+ Teal
640+ Wigeon
120+ Pochard
260+ Tufted Duck
fem Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
285 Goldeneye
2 Common Scoter (1 drk)
190 Lapwing
Dunlin
Oystercatcher
juv Glaucous Gull near Swan Island flew east
Barn Owl
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Grey Wagtail
24 Redwing

5th March – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Wassand (JL,GB,BMJ)

2 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
2 Great Crested Grebe
2 White-fronted Goose
2 Tundra Bean Goose
Pink-footed Goose
44 Greylag Goose
12 Canada Goose
2 Barnacle Goose
180 Gadwall
drk Pintail
14 Shoveler
280 Teal
720 Wigeon
90 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
240+ Goldeneye
2 Common Scoter (1 drk)
4 Goosander (1 drk)
Ringed Plover
2 Dunlin
4 Oystercatcher
400+ Wood Pigeon
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Grey Wagtail
60+ Redwing
90+ Fieldfare
40+ Blackbird

4th March – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,LB,GB)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
6 Great Crested Grebe
160+ Greylag Goose
2 Barnacle Goose
7 Shoveler
85 Wigeon
60 Teal
Long-tailed duck
230+ Goldeneye
8 Common Scoter
6 Dunlin on Swan Island, 2 at KP
30 Redwing

3rd March – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,JC,GB,LB,BMJ,GT,RL,ML)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
4+ Marsh Harrier (1 male)
2 Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
Peregrine
6 Great Crested Grebe
2 White-fronted Goose
2 Tundra Bean Goose
140+ Greylag Goose
24 Canada Goose
210+ Gadwall
4 Shoveler
60 Teal
320 Wigeon
88 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
345 Goldeneye
6 Common Scoter (2 drks)
ad Little Gull off seafront in aft
Bar-tailed Godwit
8 Dunlin
Barn Owl
5 Great Spotted Woodpecker
110 Redwing
12 Fieldfare
45+ Blackbird

Dunlin at the Mere today – Roy Lyon


pair of Common Scoter on the Mere upto 6 seen today – Roy Lyon


Long-tailed Duck still present – Roy Lyon


Long-tailed Duck – Roy Lyon

2nd March – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk/Wassand (JL,GB,LB)

2 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
6 Great Crested Grebe
3 Tundra Bean Goose flew south
6 Pink-footed Goose flew south
94 Greylag Goose
14 Shoveler
70+ Teal
14 Wigeon
24 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
4 Lapwing
2 Golden Plover
8 Dunlin
2 Woodcock at Wassand
3 ad Little Gull at KP in am, 7 ads there in pm
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
9 Fieldfare
12 Redwing
35+ Blackbird

1st March – Aldbrough Fish Ponds (AJ)

some birds seeking refuge from the easterly blasts at the ponds included

drk Scaup
25 Wigeon
30 Mallard
4 Teal
1+ Jack Snipe
1 Water Rail

Scaup at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


Scaup at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

Hornsea Mere – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL)

Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
Peregrine
Knot flew west
Dunlin flew west, 2 flew north
Woodcock
15 Stock Dove
3 Fieldfare
10 Redwing

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