Monthly Archives: November 2018

November Sightings

30th November – Hornsea Mere, KP/Northside (JL)

4 Whooper Swan
110 Pink-footed Goose south
Female Scaup
Female Common Scoter
Little Egret
3 Marsh Harrier

4 dark-bellied Brent Geese (ad + 3 juvs) at Aldbrough (AJ)
pair Stonechat

29th November – Hornsea Mere (JL)

Scaup west of Swan Island

28th November – Hornsea Mere, Wassand/Northside/KP (RL,DD,CH,JR)

2 Great White Egret (Decoy/Swan Island)
Little Egret north of KP
4 Little Grebe
7+ Goosander (inc drake still in Bull Hole)
Black-necked Swan still present
Peregrine
3 Marsh Harrier
2 Common Buzzard
Treecreeper
Great Spotted Woodpecker

8 Sanderling + 4 Turnstone Hornsea beach (JC)

Great White Egret in Decoy/Wassand – Roy Lyon


distant Great White Egret on Swan Island – Roy Lyon


2 Goosander of at least 7 recorded today – Roy Lyon



Peregrine on Swan Island – Roy Lyon

27th November – Hornsea Mere, Kirkholme Point (JL,MR)

2 female Scaup
drake Goosander
43 Lapwing
Redshank
Peregrine
Kestrel

drake Goosander in Bull Hole


fence hopper from Honeysuckle Farm, Black-necked Swan from KP

26th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,MR,JC)

27 Teal
4 Scaup including 1 drake
Drake Goosander
2 Black-necked Grebe
Danish rung Black-headed Gull on KP
Water Rail southside of KP shoreline
Great white Egret
5 Dunlin east
Barn Owl
3 Redwing
c60 Linnet by Ouzel Hedge
c50 Goldfinch
4+ Greenfinch
7+ Chaffinch
2 Yellowhammer
10+ Tree Sparrow

Black-necked Grebe off 2nd Field late afternoon – Jeff Cox


part of the Finch flock by Ouzel Hedge – Jeff Cox


Redwing – Jeff Cox


Golden Brown texture like sun…


Hornsea Mere, looking west from 2nd Field late aft – Jeff Cox

25th November – Hornsea Mere, Northside/Southside (JL,MR,CH)

3 Goosander inc 2 drakes
3 Little Grebe
1 drake Scaup
140 Lapwing
1w Med Gull
Marsh Harrier
Common Buzzard in 1st Field

Goosander 1 of 2 drakes present on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

24th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside/KP (JL,JC,CH)

8 Whooper Swan south + 2 east (also 8 south at Barmston,PM)
9 Pink-footed Goose
126 Barnacle Goose
Black necked Swan still present Bull Hole/KP
3 Scaup
Common Scoter
2 Black necked Grebe
Great white Egret
3 Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
45 Lapwing
5+ Yellowhammer with the mixed finch flock at Ouzel Hedge

Black-necked Swan from KP – Jeff Cox


Pink-footed Geese along the Southside – Jeff Cox


Goosander on the Mere – Jeff Cox

23rd November – Hornsea Mere, Kirkholme Point (CH,GR)

Black-necked Grebe
Goosander in Bull Hole

Water Rail recently from the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Water Rail recently from the Mere – Jon Lamplough

22nd November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,BMJ,RL,ML)

2 Goosander
Common Scoter
3 Black-necked Grebe (2 near Tree Island, 1 west of Swan island)
5 Little Grebe
51 Lapwing
Dunlin KP
Rock Pipit

Dunlin on KP today – Roy Lyon


Dunlin on KP today – Roy Lyon


Common Scoter off Swan Island – Roy Lyon

21st November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,LI,BMJ,AE)

Black necked Swan
2 Whooper Swan
Pintail
3 Scaup including 1 drake
2 Common Scoter
Redhead Smew off KP early morning
2 Goosander including 1 drake
3 Black-necked Grebe (2 off KP, 1 west of Swan island)
2 Little Gull
Barn Owl
Rock Pipit

Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

2 Snow Bunting

Goosander at the Mere – Jon Lamplough


2 Snow Buntings at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


Snow Bunting at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

20th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,LI,MR)

Great White Egret Swan Island/flew to Wassand in afternoon
Common Scoter
Redhead Smew
2+ Goosander
3 Scaup middle of Mere
Black-necked Grebe off Heslop’s
3 Little Grebe
Peregrine
9+ Little Gull (4 Adults & 5 1st winter)
Juvenile Glaucous/Iceland Gull flew west
Juvenile Kittiwake in Gull roost + 2 flew east
Grey Wagtail

Hornsea seafront (TI,MR)

3 Pomarine Skua
Peregrine
Great crested Grebe
Eiders
Gannets/Kittiwakes
Redshank

redhead Smew on the Mere today – Jon Lamplough


Kittiwakes – infrequent visitors to the Mere, 2 through east and a single in the roost today


2 Eider north off Hornsea South beach

19th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,SC)

24 Pink-footed Goose south
Shelduck
Pintail
45 Teal
Goosander
Black-necked Grebe off Lady island
Great white Egret
Marsh Harrier
44 Lapwing
1st winter Little Gull

Hornsea seawatch – 14.00-15.20 (RL) Birds flying mainly north

Dark-bellied Brent Goose
70 Teal south
41 Common Scoter
4 Eider
3 Red-throated Diver
40 Gannet
17 Little Gull
700 Kittiwake
2-3 Great Skua
Arctic Skua
16 Guillemot
Sanderling

Rook at Longbeaches today

18th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,MR)

4 Shelduck
35 Teal
4 Scaup
2 Common Scoter
153 Goldeneye
5 Little Grebe
Great white Egret
Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
12 Lapwing
2 Dunlin
Redshank

17th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,JC,JH,BMJ,AE)

4 Dark-bellied Brent Goose circled the Mere then flew south
Pintail
136 Teal
2 Scaup
63 Pochard
Common Scoter
60 Goldeneye
Red-breasted Merganser
19 Great crested Grebe
Great white Egret
Little Egret
415 Lapwing south
Dunlin south

400+ Little Gulls on sea off Atwick (JH)

Red-breasted Merganser off 2nd Field – Alan Elkin

16th November – Hornsea Mere, KP (JC)

Kestrel by the Mere entrance – Jeff Cox


Carrion Crow at the Mere – Jeff Cox


Reed Bunting – Jeff Cox

15th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,LI,AE,SC)

29 Pink-footed Goose south
Shelduck
22 Teal
3 Scaup
460 Tufted Duck
47 Pochard
76 Goldeneye
Common Scoter
Long tailed Duck
Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier

Ringtail Hen Harrier between Withernwick and Cowden drifting north (AJ)
22 Little Gull + ad Common Tern south, Hornsea seawatch (RL)

Yellowhammer – Scott Creek


some of the Golden Plover up by North Cliff/Atwick Gap – Roy Lyon


Golden Plover – Roy Lyon


Angle Shades – Roy Lyon

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

3 Shelduck
2 Scaup
36 Pochard
Great white Egret
40 Lapwing south
Golden Plover south
Redshank

13th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

285 Pink-footed Goose south
2 Pintail
309 Gadwall
2 Scaup
85 Goldeneye
Marsh Harrier
21 Lapwing south

12th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand (JL,JC)

2 Scaup
2 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
44 Lapwing
Golden Plover south

Great White Egret from Wassand – Jeff Cox


cream crown Marsh Harrier from Wassand – Jeff Cox


Shoveler from Wassand – Jeff Cox

11th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand (JL,JC,GR)

3 Scaup
320 Tufted Duck
24 Pochard
Common Scoter
Great white Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
89 Lapwing
45 Golden Plover

10th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand/Northside (JL,AE,BMJ)

Shelduck
28 Shoveler
4 Scaup
53 Goldeneye
Goosander
19 Great crested Grebe
2 Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
Brambling

9th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL)

3 Whooper Swan south
2 Scaup
18 Pochard
3 Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
Curlew north

Aldbrough clifftop (AJ,MR)

1 Shore Lark
30+ Skylark
20+ Yellowhammer
100+ Linnet
Peregrine

Shore Lark at Aldbrough clifftop – Ade Johnson


distant phonescoped Shorelark at Aldbrough

8th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,LI,JC,BMJ)

Bewick’s Swan on the mere at 7.05, then flew west
4 Scaup
18 Great crested Grebe
3 Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
10 Lapwing south
2 Dunlin south
Brambling

Little Egret off 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Turnstone on Hornsea beach this morning – Jeff Cox

7th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL)

4 Scaup
3 Little Egret
3 Marsh Harrier
3 Redshank

6th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

Pintail
3 Scaup
3 Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
18 Lapwing
Short-eared Owl over 1st Field late afternoon

5th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,BMJ)

Dark-bellied Brent Goose flew south-east
185 Wigeon
3 Scaup
20 Pochard
3 Common Scoter
Great white Egret
2 Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
Snipe east
Adult Mediterranean Gull
Short-eared Owl flew north after briefly landing on the edge of first field

4th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,BMJ,JC,RL,ML)

2 Scaup
68 Goldeneye
3 Common Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
4 Lapwing
56 Golden Plover south
Rock Pipit

Meadow Pipit 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Roe Deer family in Wassand – Jeff Cox

3rd November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand Hide (JC,MR,JL)

129 Barnacle Goose (128 in herd and a singleton)
12 Whooper Swan + 7 new birds in afternoon that soon departed
13 Great Crested Grebe
2 Scaup off 1st Field
Long-tailed Duck nr Buoy 0 then flew west
3 Common Scoter
2 Redshank
Peregrine on Swan Island
Male Marsh Harrier
Great White Egret
Water Rail
4 Grey Heron
4 Redwing
2 Song Thrush
3 Bullfinch
Grey Wagtail

Whooper Swan’s over the Mere – Jeff Cox


2 Redshank off 1st Field


Shoveler’s off 1st Field


Water Rail in Wassand – Jeff Cox


Barnacle Geese over the Southside – Jeff Cox


Brown Hare – Jeff Cox


Long-tailed Duck off west


Marsh Harrier – Jeff Cox


Great Crested Grebe’s – Jeff Cox

2nd November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,BMJ,AE)

18 Whooper Swan
4 Scaup
503 Tufted Duck
41 Pochard
74 Goldeneye
Long tailed Duck
3 Common Scoter
3+ Marsh Harrier including adult male
2 Dunlin
Snipe

Stonechat at Cowden


Stonechat at Cowden


Stonechat at Cowden


Common Buzzard over Cowden

1st November – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,MR,BMJ)

128 Barnacle Goose (inc Orange FVZ)
1+ Whooper Swan
4 Scaup
3 Common Scoter
2 Goosander flew west
Little Egret
6+ Snipe
1 Redpoll over 2nd Field late aft

Setting Sun from 2nd Field

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