Monthly Archives: June 2018

June Sightings

30th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL)

Wigeon
Little Grebe
4 Great crested Grebe
5 Grey Heron
2 Little Egret
10 Curlew
2 Whimbrel
23 Little Gull east (22 adult, 1 first summer)
2 Common Tern
Barn Owl
Kingfisher

female Tufted Duck with a brood of 7 – Jon Lamplough


female Tufted Duck with a brood of 7 – Jon Lamplough

29th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside/Wassand Hide (JL,JC)

299 Mute Swan
2 Shelduck
Teal
Mandarin
2 Pochard
4 Great crested Grebe
4 Grey Heron
2 Little Egret
3 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier
6 Oystercatcher
Redshank
7 Curlew north
63 Black-headed Gull
Adult Little Gull
2 Common Tern
8 Cetti’s Warbler
Red Admiral
Painted Lady
Large Skipper
Meadow Brown
Ringlet
Speckled Wood
Large White

Cowden – (AJ) Barn Owl + Cetti’s Warbler

Great Crested Grebe at the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Red Admiral – Jeff Cox


plenty of Froglets and Toadlets around Wassand – Jeff Cox


plenty of Froglets and Toadlets around Wassand – Jeff Cox


cream crown Marsh Harriers over Heslop’s – Jeff Cox

28th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,MR)

290 Mute Swan
10 Shelduck south
Wigeon
7 Teal
4 Pochard
74 Tufted Duck
Great White Egret flew east before turning south at 7:00 am
Little Egret
5+ Grey Heron
Ringed Plover east
Dunlin east
Redshank east
Hobby
fem Marsh Harrier
5+ Little Gull (2 adult, 3 First summer)
1+ juv Black-headed Gull
Common Tern
Otter
Black-tailed Skimmer 1st + 2nd Field

Lesser Whitethroat in 1st Field


juv Swallows 1st Field, 2 of a family of 5 recently fledged birds


Otter with catch early this morning – Jon Lamplough

27th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand (JL,JC,MR,JH,RL et al)

1 Whooper Swan off 2nd Field
1 Little Egret
Avocet on Swan Island spit early am
10 Black-tailed Godwit flew east early am
8+ Curlew
288 Mute Swan
Mandarin
Pochard
Redshank
Common Tern
Lapwing
fem Marsh Harrier
1+ Hobby
Barn Owl
3 Yellowhammer

Whooper Swan off 2nd Field


Whooper Swan off 2nd Field


Whooper Swan off 2nd Field


Ringlet in Heslop’s – Jeff Cox


Emperor Dragonfly off 2nd Field


Barn Owl with prey along the Southside – Jeff Cox


Swift over 2nd Field


female Marsh Harrier over Decoy/Wassand – Roy Lyon


Hobby over Decoy/Wassand – Roy Lyon


Hobby in Wassand – Roy Lyon


Black-tailed Skimmers in Wassand – Roy Lyon


Emperor Dragonfly in Wassand – Roy Lyon


changeover at the Great Crested Grebe nest in Decoy – Roy Lyon

26th June – Aldbrough/Cowden (AJ)

Common Spotted Orchid – Ade Johnson


Common Spotted Orchids – Ade Johnson


Common Spotted Orchid ‘white variant’ – Ade Johnson

Hornsea Mere (JL), poor visibility for much of the day

1 Little Egret

25th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,JC)

Mandarin
Pochard
3 Grey Heron
Little Egret (Swan Island)
3 Curlew (1 north, 2 south)
Whitethroat
2 Lesser Whitethroat
2 Cetti’s Warbler
3 Yellowhammer
Kestrel
Black-tailed Skimmer – 1st field
Small Skipper – 2nd field
Common Blue butterfly – 2nd field
good no’s of Common Blue Damselflies

Black-tailed Skimmer – Jeff Cox


Common Blue – Jeff Cox


Small Skipper – Jeff Cox


Yellowhammer – Jeff Cox


Reed Bunting in Heslop’s – Jeff Cox


male Bullfinch again today from Far Grange – John Hirschfield

24th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside/Wassand (JL,RL et al)

268 Mute Swan
Wigeon
5 Teal
Pochard
3 Grey Heron + 2 juvs in Wassand
Little Egret
Hobby
Marsh Harrier
12 Curlew north
First summer Little Gull
2 Common Tern

male Marsh Harrier – Roy Lyon


Hobby over Wassand – Roy Lyon


Hobby over Wassand – Roy Lyon


Hobby over Wassand – Roy Lyon

23rd June – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,LB)

256 Mute Swan
Wigeon
Pochard
2 Grey Heron
2 Curlew (1 in 4th Field, 1 south)
2 Grey Partridge
2 Dunlin
3 Common Tern
Cuckoo
Meadow Pipit

Cuckoo along the Southside today – Jon Lamplough


male Bullfinch at Far Grange today – John Hirschfield


Reed canary grass growing by the fence in Heslop’s/3rd Field – Lesley Ball

22nd June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,LB)

249 Mute Swan
4 Great Crested Grebe
Shelduck
3 Wigeon
4+ Grey Heron
Hobby (Seaton)
4 Lapwing
Redshank
26 Curlew north
2+ Common Tern

Wigeon – Jon Lamplough

21st June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,LB)

235 Mute Swan
4 Teal
Wigeon
58 Tufted Duck
Pochard
Grey Heron
Hobby
22 Lapwing west
Redshank west
1+ Curlew flew south + north
8+ Common Tern
Large skipper
3+ Meadow Brown
Black-tailed Skimmer dragonfly

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Amphibious bistort found growing in the Mere around the edges and on the banks – Lesley Ball

20th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,JC,JH,AE,MR,LB,BMJ et al)

4 Teal
2 Pochard
2 Grey Heron
Hobby
Red-necked Phalarope (off 1st/2nd Field nr Buoy 2 till 20:30 at least)
Little Gull
3 Common Tern

‘oil on canvas’ phonescoped, Red-necked Phalarope off 1st/2nd Field late evening


Red-necked Phalarope off 2nd Field late evening


House Martin over 1st Field early evening

19th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,RL,ML,LB,AE,BMJ,TI et al)

Barnacle Goose
Shoveler
Wigeon
3 Teal
2 Pochard
Grey Heron
3 Oystercatcher
Red-necked Phalarope (present all day but occasionally elusive)
4 Common Tern
Mink (Southside)

Red-necked Phalarope w/Black-headed Gull distant off 2nd Field – Roy Lyon


Red-necked Phalarope distant off 2nd Field – Roy Lyon

18th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand (JL,LB)

2 Teal
3 Pochard
Little Grebe
2 Black-necked Grebe, off Swan Island late evening (LB)
Grey Heron
4 Oystercatcher
2 Black-tailed Godwit west
3+ Common Tern
Spotted Flycatcher

Sedge Warbler from the Mere today – Jon Lamplough

17th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL)

193 Mute Swans (cygnets not included)
Wigeon
Teal
Pochard
2+ Grey Heron
2 Little Grebe
Redshank (Swan island spit)
First summer Little Gull
7+ Common Tern
Arctic Tern
Barn Owl

Sand Martin at the Mere – Jon Lamplough

16th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL)

a Common Rosefinch was heard singing from 1st field 05:55 before flying towards 2nd field. It was then heard singing again from 1st field 07:10, but wasn’t relocated thereafter. This represents the first record of the species at the Mere.
172 Mute Swan
8 Wigeon
15 Teal
9 Pochard
62 Tufted Duck
Hobby
Curlew east
6 Common Tern
Barn Owl

15th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL)

Wigeon
15 Teal
9 Pochard
49 Tufted Duck
Grey Heron
3 Oystercatcher
2 Redshank west
Curlew south
3+ Common Tern
Barn Owl
650+ Swift
Green Woodpecker

Reed Bunting from 2nd Field – Jon Lamplough

14th June – Hornsea Mere, Northside/Southside (JL,LB)

2 Shelduck south
4 Pochard
Grey Heron
5+ Marsh Harrier
Common Tern
200+ Swift

Mappleton + Ringborough (AJ)

Corn Bunting at Ringborough, scarce birds these days in Holderness – Ade Johnson


Bee Orchid’s at Mappleton – Ade Johnson


Bee Orchid’s at Mappleton – Ade Johnson


Sandwich Tern feeding off Skipsea – Roy Lyon


Sandwich Tern feeding off Skipsea – Roy Lyon

13th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,LB,RL,ML)

Barnacle Goose
200 Canada Goose
Wigeon
5 Teal
6 Pochard
Little Grebe
Marsh Harrier
Common Buzzard
Hobby
Redshank heard
Curlew flew north
2 Common Tern

Marsh Harrier and Common Buzzard having a squabble – Roy Lyon


Marsh Harrier and Common Buzzard having a squabble – Roy Lyon


drake Teal at the Mere – Jon Lamplough


female Teal at the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Grass Snake at Rolston today – Jeff Cox

12th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,LB,MR)

6 Teal
5 Pochard
2 Little Grebe
Grey Heron
2 Hobby
2 Common Tern
300+ Swift
30+ Swallow
45+ House Martin
20+ Sand Martin
2 Common Buzzard
3 Curlew flew north over Mere

Hobby over 2nd Field


Reed Warbler in Heslop’s


1 of several hundred Common Swift over the Southside today


Blue Tit feeding fledged young in 3rd Field/Heslop’s



Gadwall at the Mere today – Jon Lamplough

11th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,LB)

2 Barnacle Geese
5 Pochard
Little Grebe
male Marsh Harrier
Grey Heron
3 Oystercatcher
First summer Little Gull
2 Sandwich Tern on a buoy off KP, 8.00 to at least 8.15
3+ Common Tern

Grey Heron appearing to feed on insects – Jon Lamplough

Hornsea seafront (RL,ML)

Razorbill + Guillemot feeding offshore
steady stream of Sandwich Tern

Sandwich Tern’s today – Roy Lyon


Razorbill and Guillemot feeding offshore – Roy Lyon


Razorbill and Guillemot feeding offshore – Roy Lyon

10th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,JC,LB)

Shelduck
Wigeon
6 Pochard
Black-necked Grebe (off 1st/2nd field)
Bittern (flew west 8:13)
Barn Owl
Hobby
5 Oystercatcher
2 Common Tern
Marsh Harrier male
4 Sedge Warbler
4 Reed Warbler
2 Whitethroat
3 Willow Warbler
2 Chiffchaff
3 Blackcap
4 Cetti’s Warbler
Green Woodpecker at Wassand
Great Spotted Woodpecker and 2 young in Wassand Wood

Black-necked Grebe on the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Black-necked Grebe on the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Reed Warbler – Jeff Cox

9th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand (JL,AE,JC)

Barnacle Goose
Teal
Wigeon
5 Pochard
Common Tern
Spotted Flycatcher

Spotted Flycatcher in Wassand – Alan Elkin


Spotted Flycatcher in Wassand – Alan Elkin

8th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside/Wassand (JL,RL,ML,LB)

8 Teal
Wigeon
4 Pochard
2 Grey Heron
Hobby
2 Oystercatcher
3 Common Tern
Barn Owl
Cuckoo (Wassand)
2 Spotted Flycatcher (Wassand)

Northern Marsh Orchids in 2nd Field – Jeff Cox


local Little Grebe – Jeff Cox


Lapwing – Jeff Cox


Mipit and Red-tailed Bumblebee – Jeff Cox

7th June – Skipsea (RL et al)

3 Eider Sth (1 male)
Great Black-backed Gull eating dead Guillemot

Flash West of B1242 Nth of Atwick – 5 Oystercatcher, 1 Yellow Wagtail, family of Pied Wagtail

Hornsea Mere (JL,LB,RL et al)

216 Canada Geese
Barnacle Goose
Shelduck
7 Teal
Pochard
Grey Heron
Hobby
3 Common Tern

some have better days than others, GBb Gull on a Guillemot – Roy Lyon


Eiders south off Skipsea – Roy Lyon


Eiders south off Skipsea – Roy Lyon


Grey Squirrel – Jon Lamplough


single Barnacle Goose today at Mere – Jon Lamplough

6th June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,LB)

Pink-footed Goose
132 Mute Swan
14 Teal
6 Pochard
Fulmar soaring over the Mere 16:00-16:10
1+ Hobby
1 Kestrel
5 Curlew flew north
2 Oystercatcher
2+ Common Tern
3 Barn Owl
600+ Swift

single Pink-footed Goose on the Mere today – Jon Lamplough

5th June – Hornsea Mere, KP/Southside (TI,JL)

3 Common Tern
2 Cetti’s Warbler
3 Marsh Harrier drk + 2 fem
2+ Hobby
Barnacle Goose
Pochard
Reed Warbler singing near Inshore Boat Compound on seafront

4th June – Cowden + South Beach, Hornsea (AJ,AE)

Barn Owl
Cuckoo calling
Cetti’s Warbler heard
7 Sandwich Terns on groynes off South beach

Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

3 Pochard
Hobby
6+ Common Tern

Sandwich Terns on South beach this morning – Alan Elkin


emerging Damselflies from the Mere (03/06) – Roy Lyon


emerging Damselflies from the Mere (03/06) – Roy Lyon

3rd June – Hornsea Mere, 1st Field/Southside/Wassand (LB,JL,RL,ML,AE,BMJ,MR,JH)

a superb male Red-backed Shrike was found late morning (LB) in 1st Field and showed for around 45mins before going missing, and seen only briefly twice thereafter upto 13:30.
1 Hobby flew west back of Southorpe Road late am
2 Hobby over East end of Mere late am
fem Marsh Harrier over 1st Field
Spotted Flycatcher in Wassand by the Hall

male Red-backed Shrike in 1st Field – Martin Lonsdale


male Red-backed Shrike – Roy Lyon


male Red-backed Shrike – Roy Lyon


fem Marsh Harrier over 1st Field


Spotted Flycatcher in Wassand – Roy Lyon


male Red-backed Shrike – Alan Elkin


Cuckoo at South Cliffs – Alan Elkin


Cuckoo at South Cliffs – Alan Elkin


Barnacle Goose off 2nd Field – Roy Lyon

2nd June – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,JC)

139 Mute Swan
4 Pochard
2 Grey Heron
2 Red legged Partridge (Southorpe road)
3 Oystercatcher
3 Dunlin flew towards Swan Island
2 Common Tern

1st June – Hornsea Mere, KP (JL)

Wigeon
Pochard
2 Grey Heron north
Common Sandpiper around KP
2 Common Tern

Swallow from KP today – Jon Lamplough

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