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August Sightings

17th August – Southside/KP/Wassand/Northside (JL,GB,AE,JC)

5 Grey Heron
Little Egret
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
25 Great Crested Grebe
3 Little Grebe
Shelduck
Mandarin Duck
34 Gadwall
100+ Teal
juv Garganey off KP
Wigeon
6 Shoveler
4 Pochard
48 Tufted Duck
42 Lapwing flew south
2 Common Sandpiper
10 Whimbrel flew south-west
350+ Black-headed Gull
710 Little Gull early am, 160+ mid-morning/early afternoon
420 Little Gull in pm
juvenile Yellow-legged Gull
8 Common Tern
9 Arctic Tern in off flew south
44 Swift
120+ Swallow
Grey Wagtail
9 Long-tailed Tit at Wassand
32 Goldfinch at KP

Garganey off Kirkholme this morning – Alan Elkin

16th August – Southside/KP/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk/Northside (JL,GB,JC,BMJ)

2 Great White Egret seen in flight then lost to view from Wassand Hide in am
9 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier
Hobby
Kestrel
Sparrowhawk
3 Shelduck
6 Teal
9 Shoveler
7 Pochard
3 Water Rail heard
2 Common Sandpiper
Redshank
650+ Black-headed Gull
4 Med Gull (2 ads and 2 juvs)
390 Little Gull early am,40+mid-morning/early afternoon
3,550 Little Gull in pm
2 juvenile Yellow-legged Gull flew east
juvenile Caspian Gull flew west
26 Common Tern
2 Arctic Tern
60+ Swift
Kingfisher
Green Woodpecker
220+ Swallow
21 Pied Wagtail at KP in pm
22 Goldfinch at KP

15th August – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB)

4 Grey Heron
Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
Hobby
15 Great Crested Grebe
Little Grebe
425+ Teal in off and heading west
9 Shoveler
Wigeon
4 Pochard
46 Tufted Duck
2 Turnstone blogging
2 Common Sandpiper
6 Redshank flew west
Curlew heard
Whimbrel flew west
320 Little Gull early am, 65 mid-morning/early afternoon
8,200 Little Gull in pm
juvenile Yellow-legged Gull flew east, also another juv present on 14/08
4 Common Tern
60+ Swift
Kingfisher
220+ Swallow
4 Yellow Wagtail flew south

14th August – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB,BMJ,AE)

4 Grey Heron
Little Egret
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
13 Great Crested Grebe
13 Shoveler
13 Teal
7 Pochard
27 Golden Plover flew east
3 Dunlin flew east
Greenshank flew east
Redshank at KP
2 Common Sandpiper at KP
Curlew flew west
125 Black-headed Gull
juv Med Gull flew east
420 Little Gull early am, 70+ mid-morning/early afternoon
4,260 Little Gull in pm
40+ Swift
Kingfisher
Green Woodpecker heard
Yellow Wagtail flew south

13th August – Southside/KP/Wassand Hide/Northside (JL,GB,BMJ,AE)

5 Grey Heron
Little Egret
5 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
2+ Hobby
27 Great Crested Grebe
Little Grebe
228 Mute Swan
185+ Greylag Goose
380+ Canada Goose
620+ Mallard
32 Gadwall
23 Shoveler
4 Wigeon
14 Teal
3 Pochard
44 Tufted Duck
660+ Coot
58 Lapwing flew south
Turnstone blogging
3 Dunlin flew east
5 Common Sandpiper
23 Black-tailed Godwit flew south-west
2 Curlew flew north-west
140+Black-headed Gull
3 Med Gull (1 ad,2 juvs)
63 Little Gull in am, 4,100 in pm
3 juvenile Yellow-legged Gull
38 Common Tern including 30 flying south-west
Arctic Tern flew south-west
Grey Wagtail flew south
Yellow Wagtail flew south
20+ Willow Warbler
8 Chiffchaff
Crossbill near Wassand Hide

12th August – Wassand/Southside/KP/Northside (EJH,RL,JL,GB,BMJ)

4 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Hobby
24 Great Crested Grebe
2 Wigeon
13 Teal
13 Shoveler
2 Pochard
7 Lapwing flew south
Golden Plover flew south
9 Dunlin flew south
14 Redshank flew south
Whimbrel flew south-west
Common Snipe flew west
140 Black-headed Gull
juv Med Gull flew east
360 Little Gull early am, 60+ mid-morning/early afternoon
3,270 Little Gull in pm
10+ Common Tern
70+ Swift
Kingfisher
Green Woodpecker heard
120+ Sand Martin
60+ House Martin
260+ Swallow
Wood Warbler in Wassand (EJH,RL) also
5 Spotted Flycatcher, Coal Tit, 2+ Treecreeper

1 of 5 Spotted Flycatcher seen in Wassand today – Erich Hediger/Roy Lyon


Little Gulls showing well on the jetties – Erich Hediger/Roy Lyon

11th August – Southside/KP (JL,GB)

4 Grey Heron
Hobby
25 Great Crested Grebe
37 Teal
6 Shoveler
Pochard
Common Sandpiper
Dunlin heard
Oystercatcher heard
juvenile Yellow-legged Gull flew east
140+ Black-headed Gull
113 Little Gull early am, 24 mid-morning/early afternoon
2,640 Little Gull in pm
22 Common Tern including 12 flying south-east
22 Swift
220+ Sand Martin
160+ House Martin
350+ Swallow
Wheatear flew west

10th August – Southside/KP (JL,GB)

5 Grey Heron
6 Common Buzzard
Hobby
22 Great Crested Grebe
4 Shoveler
Pochard
130+ Common Scoter flew high east
2 Common Sandpiper
3 Redshank flew south-west
Whimbrel calling
120+ Black-headed Gull
ad Med Gull flew east
ad Black Tern flew west
1,100 Little Gull early am, 60 mid-morning early afternoon
5,460 Little Gull in pm
34 Common Tern
40 Swift
Kingfisher
Yellow Wagtail flew south

9th August – Wassand Hide/Southside/KP/Northside (AJ,BC,CS,JL,JC,GB,MI)

6 Grey Heron
Little Egret
2 Common Buzzard
7 Shoveler
160+ Lapwing flew south
45 Common Sandpiper (16,14,11,2 and 2)
Greenshank heard
14 Redshank flew south-west
4 Dunlin flew east
120+ Black-headed Gull
ad Med Gull
2,900 Little Gull early am, 480 mid-morning/early afternoon
7,800 Little Gull in pm (4 juveniles)
400+ Swift
Kingfisher
320 Sand Martin
450+ House Martin
600+ Swallow
16 Goldfinch at KP

a gathering of Little Gulls on the jetty this morning – Ade Johnson

8th August – Southside/Northside (JL,GB)

6 Grey Heron
2 Hobby
17 Great Crested Grebe
Little Grebe
31 Teal
3 Shoveler
5 Pochard
150 Lapwing flew south
16 Dunlin flew east
2 Greenshank flew east
37 Redshank flew east
Curlew flew south
120+ Black-headed Gull
ad Med Gull
80 Little Gull in am
7,200 Little Gull in pm
30+ Common Tern in pm
220+ Swift
Kingfisher
160+ Sand Martin
200+ House Martin
600+ Swallow

7th August – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB,MI)

5 Grey Heron
Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
24 Great Crested Grebe
23 Teal
8 Shoveler
3 Pochard
Water Rail heard
85 Lapwing on Swan Island spit
Golden PLover flew south
2 Common Sandpiper
8 Dunlin flew south-west
8 Black-tailed Godwit flew south-west
95+ Black-headed Gull
2s Med Gull
600 Little Gull early am,64 late morning/mid-afternoon
1,530 Little Gull in pm
25+ Common Tern
Kingfisher
140+ Swift
150+ Swallow
Yellow Wagtail flew south

a recent Southern Hawker at Aldbrough Fish Ponds – Ade Johnson

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

4 Grey Heron
2 Little Egret flew west
2 Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
Hobby
2 Teal
3 Shoveler
2 Common Sandpiper
5 Dunlin flew west
2 Curlew flew south-west
300+ Black-headed Gull
126 Little Gull early am
820 Little Gull in pm
10+ Common Tern
120+ Swift
260+ Sand Martin
450+ Swallow

5th August – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,LB)

7 Grey Heron
Little Egret
2 Common Buzzard in off flew west in pm
240 Mute Swan
14 Teal
Shoveler
4 Pochard
3 Common Sandpiper
67 Lapwing on Swan Island spit
Redshank flew south-west
Greenshank flew west
Ruff flew west
420+ Black-headed Gull
ad Med Gull
70 Little Gull early am, 24 late morning/mid-afternoon
2,860 Little Gull in pm
28+ Common Tern
Short-eared Owl in off flew south in pm
120+ Swift
420+ Swallow
Spotted Flycatcher at Wassand

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

4 Grey Heron
Little Egret
2 Hobby
14 Teal
356 Lapwing flew south
2 Common Sandpiper on Swan Island
7 Redshank flew south-west
95+ Black-headed Gull
360 Little Gull early am, 26 late morning/mid-afternoon
665 Little Gull in pm
16 Common Tern
Kingfisher
850+ Swift
320+ Sand Martin
260+ House Martin
400+ Swallow
Otter near Swan Island in pm

3rd August – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,GB,LB)

5 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Sparrowhawk
Hobby
17 Great Crested Grebe
Little Grebe
12 Teal
2 Shoveler
Dunlin flew south
Curlew flew south
80+ Black-headed Gull
280 Little Gull early am, 22 late morning/mid-afternoon
1,360 Little Gull in pm
22 Common Tern
600+ Swift
520+ Sand Martin
270+ House Martin
400+ Swallow

2nd August – Wassand Hide/Southside/KP/Northside (BC,JC,JL,BMJ,GB)

5 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
3 Little Grebe including 1 juvenile
5 Teal
3 Pochard
Common Sandpiper
Dunlin flew south-west
Redshank flew west
Whimbrel flew south-west
80+ Black-headed Gull
30 Little Gull in am
1,470 Little Gull in pm
24+ Common Tern in am/early pm
350+ Common/Commic Tern in pm (5 flocks in the company of incoming Little
Gulls)
Kingfisher
420+ Swift
620+ Swallow
Stonechat 1st Field

Gatekeeper in 2nd Field – Jeff Cox


Stonechat in 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Reed Bunting – Jeff Cox

1st August – Wassand Hide/Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB,CS,BC)

7 Grey Heron
Red Kite flew west
2 Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
Hobby
Kestrel
15 Great Crested Grebe
Mandarin Duck
22 Teal
8 Shoveler
Tufted Duck (4 broods,13 ducklings)
Pochard
240 Lapwing Southorpe fields
Common Sandpiper
Dunlin flew west
Redshank heard
Greenshank heard
2 Snipe flew west
85+ Black-headed Gull
22 Little Gull in am
1,320 Little Gull in pm
24 Common Tern
340+ Swift
700+ Swallow
Grey Wagtail flew west


July Sightings

31st July – Southside/KP (JL,GB,LB)

4 Grey Heron
Little Egret
2 Hobby
12 Great Crested Grebe
Little Grebe heard
3 Teal
5 Shoveler
4 Dunlin flew west
80+ Black-headed Gull
ad Med Gull
41 Little Gull in am, 2,720 in pm
22 Common Tern
350+ Swift

30th July – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JCJL,GB,LB)

6 Grey Heron
Little Egret
2 Common Buzzard
2 Sparrowhawk
3 Hobby
4 Teal
2 Shoveler
juvenile Yellow-legged Gull
95 Black Headed Gull
67 Little Gull in am
4,600 Little Gull in pm
20+ Common Tern
620+ Swift
360+ Sand Martin
700+ House Martin
650+ Swallow
2 Bearded Tit near Wassand Hide
Yellow Wagtail

Great Crested Grebe off KP – Jeff Cox

Common Tern from KP – Jeff Cox

29th July – Wassand Hide/Southside/KP (BC,JL,GB,LB)

2 Bearded Tit from Wassand Hide
5 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Hobby
7 Teal
2 Shoveler
9 Pochard
5 Black-tailed Godwit flew south-west
2 Dunlin flew south-west
2 Redshank
2 Common Sandpiper at KP
Snipe flew west
65 Black-headed Gull
39 Little Gull in am
840 Little Gull in pm
21 Common Tern in pm
840+Swift in am, 260+ in pm
140+Sand Martin
Yellow Wagtail flew south
Garden Warbler
5 Tree Sparrow

Tufted Ducks – Jeff Cox

Common Tern and Little + Black-headed Gulls – Jeff Cox

28th July – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,LB,GB)

4 Grey Heron
2 Hobby
Shoveler
Pochard
3 Dunlin flew south-west
Curlew flew west
85 Black-headed Gull
72 Little Gull in am
6,020 Little Gull in pm
450+ Swift
600+ Sand Martin
850+ House Martin
800+ Swallow

27th July – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,LB,GB)

4 Grey Heron
Sparrowhawk
2+Hobby
11 Great Crested Grebe
6 Shoveler
Tufted Duck with a brood of 4 ducklings
Redshank heard
90+Black-headed Gull
88 Little Gull in am, 640 in pm
4 Common Tern
Green Woodpecker
600+ Swift
220+ Sand Martin
300+ House Martin
120+ Swallow
2 Goldcrest

26th July – Southside/KP/Wassand (JL,LB,BMJ,GB,RW,BC)

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
4 Hobby
Kestrel
16 Great Crested Grebe
9 Teal
7 Shoveler
2 Pochard
Common Sandpiper on Swan Island spit
8 Dunlin flew south
8 Whimbrel flew south
4 Curlew flew south
Redshank flew west
juvenile Yellow-legged Gull flew east
2 ad Med Gull over Swan Island flew east
65 Black-headed Gull
170 Little Gull in am
1,760 Little Gull in pm
12+ Common Tern
540+ Swift
300+ House Martin

25th July – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,GB,LB,BMJ)

4 Grey Heron
Little Egret
3 Common Buzzard
Kestrel
Hobby
11 Great Crested Grebe
Mandarin Duck
2 Teal
2 Shoveler
3 Pochard
2 Common Sandpiper
3 Avocet on Swan Island spit, flew west at 10:36
Redshank flew west
Dunlin flew west
Curlew flew west
2 Whimbrel flew south-west
juvenile Yellow-legged Gull
65 Black-headed Gull
225 Little Gull at 0720,130 mid-morning/early afternoon
3,570 Little Gull in pm
14+ Common Tern
460+ Swift

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

6 Grey Heron
2 Hobby
2 Shoveler
5 Teal
Wigeon
9 Pochard
3 Common Sandpiper
4 Dunlin flew south-west
14 Redshank flew west
3 Whimbrel flew north
65+ Black-headed Gull
ad Med Gull
165 Little Gull (06:00) 130 remaining mid-morning/afternoon
2,020 Little Gull in pm
22 Common Tern
1600+ Swift
220 Sand Martin
160+ House Martin
250+ Swallow
Barn Owl

23rd July – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide (JL,GB,LB,JC)

3 Grey Heron
Little Egret
5 Common Buzzard
male Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
2 Hobby
14 Great Crested Grebe
224 Mute Swan
235+ Greylag Goose
560 Canada Goose
Barnacle Goose
Mandarin Duck
530+ Mallard
34 Gadwall
Pintail
7 Shoveler
14 Teal
9 Pochard
56 Tufted Duck
480 Coot
3 Common Sandpiper
Redshank
90+Black-headed Gull
78 Little Gull (06:00) 64 mid/morning/afternoon
920 Little Gull in pm
14 Common Tern
Kingfisher
2 Bearded Tit near Wassand Hide
Barn Owl
160+ Swift

22nd – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB,AE,LB)

4 Grey Heron
Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
Hobby
14 Teal
2 Shoveler
9 Pochard
2 Common Sandpiper
Redshank flew west
2 Curlew flew west
90+ Black-headed Gull
240 Little Gull (06:00) 125/140 mid-morning/afternoon
1,440 Little Gull in pm
14+ Common Tern
860+ Swift
220 Sand Martin
Barn Owl

21st July – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB,LB,BMJ)

3 Grey Heron
Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Shoveler
Wigeon
60+ Tufted Duck and 2 with broods of 5 ducklings each
5 Dunlin flew east
2 Common Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper flew east
80+ Black-headed Gull
290 Little Gull early am with 24 remaining at 10:00
4,300 Little Gull in pm
16+ Common Tern
1200+ Swift
220+ Sand Martin
400+ House Martin
140+ Swallow

20th July – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,JC,BMJ,GB)

3 Grey Heron
Little Egret
3 Marsh Harrier
Hobby
Peregrine
17 Teal
Wigeon
34 Gadwall
14 Shoveler
60+ Tufted Duck
11 Pochard
3 Common Sandpiper
2 Curlew flew west
20+ Whimbrel flew west
3 Redshank flew west
90+ Black-headed Gull
430 Little Gull early am, 260 remaining at 10:20
3,070 Little Gull in pm
18+ Common Tern
Cuckoo
2650+ Swift
160+ Sand Martin
320+ House Martin
120+ Swallow

returning Sanderling on Hornsea beach – Jeff Cox

returning Sanderling on Hornsea beach – Jeff Cox

Little Gulls on the jetties – Jeff Cox

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

3 Grey Heron
Little Egret
2 Common Sandpiper
5 Ruff
Curlew flew west
Whimbrel flew west
2 juvenile Yellow-legged Gull
85 Black-headed Gull
22 Little Gull in am
1,450 Little Gull in pm
14 Common Tern
160+ Swift
10 Goldfinch

18th July – Southside (GB,BMJ)

4 Grey Heron
Little Egret
80+ Black-headed Gull
470 Little Gull in pm
14+ Common Tern
280 Swift
180+ Sand Martin
220+ House Martin
120+ Swallow
2 Stock Dove

17th July – Southside/KP (JL,GB,MI)

4 Grey Heron
2 Little Egret
Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
2 Hobby
2 Shoveler
Tufted Duck with a brood of 4/5 ducklings
2 Ringed Plover on Swan Island spit
5 Dunlin flew west
2 Common Sandpiper at KP
Green Sandpiper flew west
8 Redshank 1 flew west,7 near Swan Island
4 Black-tailed Godwit flew south-west
2 Whimbrel flew west
juvenile Yellow-legged Gull
70+ Black-headed Gull
460 Little Gull in pm
20+ Common Tern
Barn Owl
180+ Swift

16th July – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,MI,BMJ)

4 Grey Heron
2 Little Egret
Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
2 Hobby
Wigeon
2 Shoveler
9 Pochard
Mandarin Duck
5 Moorhen
3 Oystercatcher
Dunlin
2 Common Sandpiper
3 Redshank flew east
Black-tailed Godwit flew south-west
Whimbrel flew east
75 Black-headed Gull
62 Little Gull in pm
17+ Common Tern
320+ Swift

15th July – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk

7 Grey Heron
2+ Little Egret
2 Common Buzzard
5 Marsh Harrier
Hobby
4 Pochard
Mandarin Duck
Curlew flew west
Whimbrel flew west
juvenile Yellow-legged Gull on Swan Island spit
ad Med Gull flew west
620 Little Gull in pm
16 Common Tern in pm
560+ Swift
Bearded Tit heard from Wassand Hide
3 Bullfinch

Common Terns at the Mere – Jeff Cox

14th July – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB,RL et al)

2 Grey Heron
2 Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
Hobby
Sparrowhawk
Barnacle Goose
17 Teal
3 Shoveler
2 Pochard
drk Common Scoter
Mandarin Duck
Water Rail calling
160 Lapwing flew west
Common Snipe flew west
Redshank flew east
Dunlin flew west
4 Whimbrel flew west
Little Gull in am
160 Little Gull in pm
juvenile Yellow-legged Gull
16 Common Tern
260+ Swift

ad fem Marsh Harrier food pass to a juv Marsh Harrier – Roy Lyon


young Hobby from the Mere – Roy Lyon

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

5 Grey Heron
Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
2 Hobby
2 Teal
Shoveler
30+ Gadwall
65 Tufted Duck
2 Pochard
16+ Redshank
4 Ruff
Mediterranean Gull flew south
70+ Black-headed Gull
45 Little Gull flew west in am
210 Little Gull in pm
14 Common Tern
350+ Swift
120 Sand Martin

12th July – Southside in pm (GB)

2 Grey Heron
Shoveler
Curlew flew west
85 Black-headed Gull
520 Little Gull
24 Common Tern
600+ Swift
220+ Sand Martin

11th July – KP/Southside (GB,MI)

2 Grey Heron
Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
2 Common Sandpiper
70+ Black-headed Gull
1st-summer Little Gull in am
480 Little Gull in pm
20+ Common Tern
1200+ Swift
650+ Sand Martin
350+ House Martin
170+ Swallow

10th July – Southside/Northside/KP (JL,GB)

4 Grey Heron
2 Little Egret
4 Common Buzzard
5 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Hobby
9 Teal
Curlew flew west
7 Redshank
4 Dunlin
65 Black-headed Gull
520 Little Gull in pm
7 Common Tern
2 Stock Dove
Barn Owl

9th July – KP/Wassand Hide (EJH,RL,ML)

Black-tailed Skimmer at Kirkholme Point
Kirkholme Pt early afternoon – Black-tailed Godwit over, 2 Common Tern.
Wassand Hide late afternoon – Black-tailed Godwit over. Hobby, Peregrine and 2 Common Tern

Black-tailed Skimmer from Kirkholme – Erich Hediger

Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,GB,MI,LB)

4 Grey Heron
3+ Little Egret
5 Common Buzzard
6 Marsh Harrier including 3 juveniles
2 Hobby
Sparrowhawk
Barnacle Goose
5 Teal
3 Wigeon
12 Pochard
2 Curlew flew west
2 Redshank flew west
Dunlin flew south-west
14 Black-tailed Godwit flew south-west
74 Black-headed Gull
1st-summer Little Gull in am; 6 in pm
17 Common Tern
Kingfisher
Barn Owl

8th July – Southside/KP/Northside (JC,JL,GB,MI,LB)

3 Grey Heron
3 Little Egret
4 Common Buzzard
5 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
2 Hobby
10 Great Crested Grebe
5 Pochard
2 Lapwing flew south
Redshank
Dunlin flew west
17 Black-tailed Godwit flew south-west
65 Black-headed Gull
2 1st-summer Little Gull in am
300 Little Gull in pm
8 Common Tern
Kingfisher
Barn Owl

Song Thrush in Wassand – Jeff Cox


Marsh Harrier over Heslop’s – Jeff Cox


Marsh Harrier over Heslop’s – Jeff Cox


Marsh Harrier and Barn Owl – Jeff Cox


Barn Owl – Jeff Cox

7th July – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB,LB)

3 Grey Heron
Little Egret
4+Common Buzzard
5+ Marsh Harrier including three juveniles
Sparrowhawk
2 Hobby
12 Great Crested Grebe
8 Teal
Wigeon
7 Pochard
11Lapwing flew west
2 Curlew flew west
Redshank
45 Black-headed Gull
2 1st-summer Little Gull in am
560 Little Gull in pm
6 Common Tern
650+ Swift
120+ House Martin
70+ Swallow
90+ Starling
2 Stock Dove
Kingfisher
Barn Owl

6th July – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,BMJ)

3 Grey Heron
Little Egret
4 Common Buzzard
5+ Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
4 Hobby
12 Teal
7 Shoveler
3 Pochard
Water Rail heard
Common Sandpiper
Oystercatcher flew west
7 Curlew flew west
3 Whimbrel flew west
9 Redshank flew west
Greenshank flew west
9 Dunlin flew south-west
65+ Black-headed Gull
8 Little Gull in am
130 Little Gull in pm
4 Common Tern flew west + 6 off Swan Island
Kingfisher
Barn Owl

5th July – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB)

5 Grey Heron
2 Little Egret
4 Common Buzzard
7 Marsh Harrier including 3 juveniles
2 Sparrowhawk
3 Hobby
7 Teal
36 Gadwall
12 Shoveler
68 Tufted Duck
7 Pochard
2 Common Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper
Greenshank flew west
Dunlin flew west
2 Curlew flew west
45 Black-headed Gull
first-summer Little Gull in am
160 Little Gull in pm
8 Common Tern flew west+6 off Swan Island
Kingfisher
2 Jay
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker

4th July – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB,BMJ)

3 Grey Heron
3 Little Egret
Great White Egret in off the sea,flew north-west (20:16)
3 Common Buzzard
5+ Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
2+ Hobby
245+ Mute Swan
12 Great Crested Grebe
280+ Mallard
10+ Shoveler
70+ Tufted Duck
2 Pochard
female Mandarin Duck
4+ Curlew blogging
23 Little Gull in am
420 Little Gull in pm
10+ Common Tern
120+ Swift
Jay
2 Barn Owl

3rd July – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,GB,BMJ,LB)

4 Grey Heron
3 Little Egret including 2 in off the sea
2 Common Buzzard
7 Marsh Harrier including 3 juveniles
2 Sparrowhawk
2 Hobby
4 Teal
19 Shoveler
76 Tufted Duck
6 Pochard
Goldeneye
28 Black-tailed Godwit flew south-west
Ringed Plover flew east
2 Redshank flew west
45 Black-headed Gull
1st-summer Little Gull in am
260 Little Gull in pm
5 Common Tern flew west + 4 feeding off Swan Island
260+ Swift
120+ House Martin
200+ Sand Martin
60+ Swallow
Barn Owl
Jay
5+ Great Spotted Woodpecker

2nd July – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,GB,LB)

5 Grey Heron
4 Common Buzzard
5 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
2 Hobby
234 Mute Swan
10 Great Crested Grebe
9 Wigeon
Shoveler
3 Pochard
76 Tufted Duck
Common Sandpiper
2 Redshank flew west
Greenshank flew west
3 Curlew flew west
65 Black-headed Gull
7 Little Gull in am
360 Little Gull in pm
5 Common Tern
300+ Swift
320 Sand Martin
Barn Owl

1st July – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB,BMJ,JC,LB)

3 Grey Heron
4 Common Buzzard
3+ Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
2 Hobby
2 Pochard
Goosander
Goldeneye
5 Lapwing flew west
2 Common Sandpiper
9 Black-tailed Godwit flew south-west
18 Curlew flew west
16 Whimbrel flew west/south-west
60+ Black-headed Gull
93 Little Gull flew west also 17 off Swan Island in am
340 Little Gull in pm
9 Common Tern
2 Stock Dove
Cuckoo
Barn Owl


June Sightings

30th June – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,LB,BMJ,AE)

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
4+ Marsh Harrier including 2 juveniles
Sparrowhawk
5+ Hobby
Black-necked Grebe
8 Great Crested Grebe
14 Teal
Wigeon
32 Gadwall
2 Shoveler
6 Pochard
74 Tufted Duck
Goldeneye
Mandarin Duck
5 Common Scoter
17+ Curlew flew west
Common Sandpiper
84 Little Gull flew west in am
56 Little Gull in pm
5+ Common Tern
Arctic Tern flew west
Kingfisher

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

Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier
Hobby
210+ Mute Swan
8 Great Crested Grebe
70+ Tufted Duck
3 Curlew flew west
Whimbrel flew west
40+ Black-headed Gull
3 adult Little Gull in pristine plumage
4 Common Tern
450+ Swift
80+ Swallow
400+ Sand Martin
120+ House Martin
Jay
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Barn Owl

27th June – Southside/Wassand (GB,LB)

Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Hobby
68 Tufted Duck
140+ Black-headed Gull
4 Little Gull
2 Common Tern
650+ Swift
320+ Sand Martin
Jay

25th June – Southside/KP (JL,GB)

2 Grey Heron
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Common Buzzard
Hobby
2 Shoveler
2 Pochard
125+ Black-headed Gull
5 Little Gull
2 Common Tern
600+ Swift
320 Sand Martin
70+ House Martin
80+ Swallow

24th June – Southside (JL,GB)

3 Grey Heron
2 Little Egret
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
3 Hobby
4 Redshank flew west
Curlew flew west
140+ Black-headed Gull
4 1st-summer Little Gull
3 Common Tern
850+ Swift
300+ Sand Martin
70+ House Martin

23rd June – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk/Northside/Southside (JL,GB,LB)

2 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
2 Hobby
8 Great Crested Grebe
130+ Black-headed Gull
2 Little Gull
4 Common Tern
300+ Swift
350+ Sand Martin
Cuckoo heard

22nd June – Southside/KP (JL)

Grey Heron
Little Egret
Fulmar flew west/high
2 Marsh Harrier
Hobby
7 Teal
18 Gadwall
40+ Tufted Duck
Pochard
Curlew flew west
2 Oystercatcher
4 Common Tern
Kingfisher

21st June – Southside/KP/Wassand Hide (JL,BMJ)

Grey Heron
Little Egret
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
2+ Hobby
Pochard
37 Tufted Duck
5 Curlew west
4 Little Gull
2 Common Tern
Kingfisher
Barn Owl

20th June – Wassand Hide/Southside (JL,GB)

3 Marsh Harrier
127 Mute Swan + 26 cygnets
Water Rail
Common Tern

Aldbrough Fish Ponds + East Newton – (AJ)

some pics from Ade of Emperor Dragonfly and Black-tailed Skimmer at Aldbrough, Broad-bodied and Four-spot chasers from East Newton

Black-tailed Skimmer Aldbrough Fish Ponds – Ade Johnson


Emperor Dragonfly at Aldbrough Fish Ponds – Ade Johnson


Broad-bodied Chaser at East Newton – Ade Johnson


Broad-bodied Chaser at East Newton – Ade Johnson


Four-spot Chaser at East Newton – Ade Johnson

19th June – Southside/KP (JL)

Grey Heron
3 Teal
18 Shoveler
2 Pochard
2 Oystercatcher
Curlew flew west
2 Common Tern

18th June – KP/Southside/Wassand (JL,GB)

3 Grey Heron
Little Egret
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Hobby
5 Teal
Pochard
58 Tufted Duck
2 Oystercatcher
Curlew flew west
2cy Iceland Gull
Little Tern flew west
3 Common Tern
Spotted Flycatcher at Wassand

17th June – Southside (JL,LB)

Grey Heron flew south
Little Egret
3 Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
Hobby
2cy Iceland Gull
2 Common Tern
Cuckoo heard
Barn Owl

16th June – KP/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk/Northside (JL,BMJ,GB)

2 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
8 Great Crested Grebe
2 Shelduck
2 Wigeon
Pochard
Water Rail heard
Oystercatcher
2cy Iceland Gull
4 Little Gull
2 Common Tern

Common Spotted Orchid – Jeff Cox

Longhorn Moth in Wassand – Jeff Cox

Sand Martins in 1st Field – Jeff Cox

whipper snapper Whitethroat – Jeff Cox

Small Copper – Jeff Cox

Large Skipper – Jeff Cox

15th June – Northside/KP/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,BMJ,LB)

Grey Heron
4+ Marsh Harrier
4 Common Buzzard
2 Hobby
8 Great Crested Grebe
4 Shoveler
18 Gadwall
10 Pochard
2cy Iceland Gull
2 Little Gull
2 Common Tern

14th June – Southside/KP/Northside (JL)

3 Grey Heron
Little Egret
4 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
3 Hobby
8 Teal
21 Gadwall
8 Pochard
Redshank
Curlew flew north
2cy Iceland Gull
2 Little Gull
2 Common Tern

13th June – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk(JC,TI,JL,GB,AE,CNC,JS)

3 Grey Heron
4 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
8 Hobby from KP late am
10 Great Crested Grebe
2 Pochard
68 Tufted Duck
6 Oystercatcher
15 Lapwing flew south
Redshank flew west
Curlew heard
65+ Black-headed Gull
2cy Iceland Gull at KP
6 Little Gull (5 1st summer,1 2nd-summer)
4 Common Tern
300+ Swift
Otter from Wassand Hide

Hobby around the Mere – Chris Cox


Great Crested Grebe – Chris Cox


long-staying Iceland Gull still around Kirkholme – Chris Cox


Whitethroat at the Mere – Jeff Cox


Water Crowsfoot from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Common Blue Damselflies off 2nd field – Jeff Cox

Common Blue Damselflies off 2nd field – Jeff Cox

Emperor Dragonfly from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox

12th June – Seaton Road Hide/Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB,LB,EJH,RL,ML)

Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrow hawk
3+ Hobby
Kestrel
2 Black-necked Grebe from late am
drk Common Scoter
65 Black-headed Gull
3 Little Gull (2 1st summer + 2nd-summer)
5 Common Tern + c3 from Wassand Hide in pm
650+ Swift
120+ Sand Martin
90+ House Martin
60+ Swallow
3 Otter (fem + 2 young)

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

2 Grey Heron
Little Egret
6 Common Buzzard
5 Marsh Harrier
“Ringtail” Harrier flew north-west
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
5+ Hobby
128 Mute Swan +26 cygnets
424+ Greylag Goose +c70+goslings
420+ Canada Goose +c60+goslings
10 Great Crested Grebe
5 Teal
2 Shoveler
18 Gadwall
4 Pochard
60+ Tufted Duck
drk Common Scoter
220+ Coot
70+ Black-headed Gull
2cy Iceland Gull
5 Little Gull (4 1st-summer,1 2nd-summer)
5 Common Tern
450+ Swift
4 Stock Dove
Cuckoo heard
Jay
4 Mistle Thrush
7+ Cetti’s Warbler

10th June – Northside/KP/Southside (JL,GB)

7 Grey Heron including four flying north-west
Little Egret
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
14 Gadwall
Pochard
42 Tufted Duck
drk Common Scoter
44 Black-headed Gull
2cy Iceland Gull
3 1st-summer Little Gull
5 Common Tern
550+ Swift
Jay

9th June – Southside in am (JL)

2 Grey Heron
Little Egret off Swan Island
4 Common Buzzard
7+ Hobby
3 Teal
3 Pochard
43 Tufted Duck
2 Common Tern
Cuckoo heard

8th June – KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,MI,BMJ)

Grey Heron
Little Egret flew south
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
4+ Hobby
Barnacle Goose
6 Teal
2 Shoveler
12 Gadwall
Pochard
40+ Tufted Duck
65 Black-headed Gull
2cy Iceland Gull
4 Common Tern
800+ Swift
Yellow Wagtail

7th June – Northside/Southside/KP/Wassand Hide Woodland Walk (GB,BMJ,JL et al)

Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
4+ Hobby including one catching a Swift at KP
Kestrel
14 Gadwall
70+ Black-headed Gull
2cy Iceland Gull
1st-summer Little Gull
4 Common Tern
No sign of Swift spp with a white rump despite extensive searches from 05:30-14:00 and later.
850+ Swift
120+ Sand Martin
550+ House Martin
150+ Swallow

6th June – Wassand/Northside/Southside (GB,JC,TI,JL,RL,EJH,BMJ,BR)

Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
3+ Hobby
60+ Black-headed Gull
2cy Iceland Gull
4 1st-summer Little Gull
2 Common Tern
Swift spp with a white rump. This bird was seen very briefly by GB on two occasions in the mid-afternoon from a hide feeding low over the Mere in the torrential rain and gusty conditions.
The bird seemed to be smaller than Common Swift showing an obvious white rump and the tail appeared to lack any fork.However with such scant and limited views and the possibility that the bird might be a Little Swift or another species, support from experienced local birders was sought.
Unfortunately despite a good attendance of observers the bird could not be relocated.The Swifts were constantly changing feeding areas in deteriorating weather conditions and there was no sign of the bird by 20:00.
2500+ Common Swift
250+ Sand Martin
450+ House Martin
800+ Swallow

5th June – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk/KP/Northside (JL,GB,BMJ)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
2+ Hobby
Shelduck
2 Shoveler
16 Gadwall
Pochard
38 Tufted Duck
Oystercatcher flew west
2cy Iceland Gull
60 Black-headed Gull
4 Little Gull (3 1st-summers 1 2nd-summer)
4 Common Tern flew west
1600+ Swift
90+ Sand Martin
240+ House Martin

Bewholme (GB)

Kestrel
2 Shelduck +9 ducklings
2 Oystercatcher
2 Avocet

4th June – Wassand Hide/Southside/KP(Raptor-watch)/Northside/Wassand (JL,GB,BMJ,MI,AE et al)

3 Grey Heron
10 Common Buzzard including 2“ in off “and heading west
9 Marsh Harrier including two “cream-crowns”flying high north-east
4+ Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
12+ Hobby including a party of 3 birds ”in off” mingling with at least another 7 birds aerial feeding above KP
6 Great Crested Grebe
2 Shoveler
14 Gadwall
Pochard
28 Tufted Duck
2cy Iceland Gull
80+ Black-headed Gull
1st-summer Little Gull
11 Common Tern (7 Flew west + 4 “in off”)
4 Stock Dove
350+ Swift
25 Sand Martin
45 House Martin
30 Swallow
5 Great Spotted Woodpecker
2 Mistle Thrush
2 Bullfinch

3rd June – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (GB,JC,BMJ,AE)

Grey Heron
4 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier including “cream-crown” flying high north-east
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
4+Hobby
10 Great Crested Grebe
12 Gadwall
28 Tufted Duck
3 Lapwing
75 Black-headed Gull
2cy Iceland Gull
4 Common Tern
80+Swift
2 Stock Dove
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
6+Cetti’s Warbler

Grimston area – 3+ Red-veined Darter

Red-veined Darter – Ade Johnson

2nd June – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,GB)

Grey Heron
Egret spp flew west
3 Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
5 Hobby
220+Greylag Goose
160+Canada Goose
Shelduck
80+Mallard
Teal
Shoveler
14 Gadwall
Pochard
23 Tufted Duck
60+Black-headed Gull
1st-summer Little Gull
2 Common Tern
60+ Swift
80+House Martin
2 Mistle Thrush
6 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Jay
2 Bullfinch

1st June – Southside/KP (JL,GB)

Grey Heron
2 Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
Hobby
2 Shelduck
2 Teal
Shoveler
140+ Black-headed Gull
2cy Iceland Gull
2 Common Tern


May Sightings

31st May – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB,BMJ,AE)

Grey Heron
Fulmar “blogging” over Swan Island flew east
3 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
6+Hobby
3 Shelduck
2 Teal
14 Gadwall
12 Tufted Duck
Common Sandpiper
3 Dunlin flew west
Redshank
90+ Black-headed Gull
2 Common Tern
150+ Swift

30th May – Northside/KP/Wassand (JL,GB,BMJ)

Grey Heron
3 Common Buzzard
4+ Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
2 Hobby
2 Shelduck
4 Teal
2 Shoveler
140+ Black-headed Gull
2cy Iceland Gull
4 Common Tern
220+ Swift

29th May – Northside/KP/Southside/Wassand Hide (JL,GB,EJH,RL,ML)

Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Hobby
10 Great Crested Grebe
Little Grebe
2 Shelduck
2 Teal
16 Gadwall
Pochard
22 Tufted Duck
75 Black-headed Gull
2cy Iceland Gull
1st-summer Little Gull
Common Tern
480+ Swift
860+ Sand Martin
420+ House Martin
550+ Swallow
Jay

28th May – Southside/Northside/KP/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,BMJ,DB et al)

Grey Heron
8+ Common Buzzard
7+ Marsh Harrier including a cream-crown flying high east
Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
8+ Hobby
1st-summer male Red-footed Falcon, highly mobile with four sightings between Lady Island and KP in the early morning (06:35-09:00)
Seen again aerial feeding at KP at 14:50, subsequently gaining height and flying high south (DB)
104 Mute Swan
360+ Greylag Goose
95+ Canada Goose
2 Shelduck
2 Mandarin (1drk)
24 Gadwall
36 Tufted Duck
6 Lapwing
2 Oystercatcher
140+ Black-headed Gull
1st summer Little Gull
2cy Iceland Gull
2 Common Tern
650+Swift
45 Sand Martin
6 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Green Woodpecker
Reed Warbler well established
4+ Cetti’s Warbler

Common Blue Damselfly – Jeff Cox


Reed Warbler – Jeff Cox

Reed Warbler – Jeff Cox


Sedge Warbler – Jeff Cox


Sedge Warbler – Jeff Cox


Hobby from Kirkholme – Rich Willison


Hobby over Kirkholme – Rich Willison

27th May – KP/Southorpe/Northside (JL,JC,GB,BMJ,TI,AJ)

2 Grey Heron
Kestrel
Hobby
1st-summer male Red-footed Falcon feeding above trees on the Northside and Swan Island from 16:32 till late
Barnacle Goose flew north
3 Teal
3 Wigeon
Pintail
26 Gadwall
36 Tufted Duck
Goldeneye
Grey Partridge at Southorpe
Oystercatcher
Avocet off Swan Island
Greenshank flew west
2 Redshank flew west
2cy Iceland Gull at KP
1st summer Little Gull off Swan Island
Black Tern flew east
2 Common Tern

Red-footed Falcon – Jeff Cox




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

Grey Heron
Osprey flew north over Swan Island
9 Common Buzzard
4+ Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
5+ Hobby
98 Mute Swan
2 Shelduck
10 Great Crested Grebe
3 Wigeon
Pintail
22 Gadwall
10 Pochard
3 drk Scaup flew west;also 2 (1 drk) from Wassand Hide
36 Tufted Duck
110+ Black-headed Gull
2cy Iceland Gull at KP
2 Common Tern
80+ Swift
Kingfisher
2 Green Woodpecker
8+ Great Spotted Woodpecker
Barn Owl
Tawny Owl
6+ Reed Warbler
4+ Cetti’s Warbler

25th May – Southside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk/KP/Northside (JL,GB)

Grey Heron
3 Little Egret
2+ Marsh Harrier
Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
5+ Hobby
Barnacle Goose flew west
Little Grebe
8+ Great Crested Grebe
2 Shelduck
2 Wigeon
Pintail
22 Gadwall
3 Pochard
30+ Tufted Duck
90+ Black-headed Gull
2cy Iceland Gull
1st summer Little Gull flew east
Common Tern

24th May – KP/Northside (JL,GB)

Grey Heron
Little Egret
2 Wigeon
drk Pintail
22 Gadwall
40+ Tufted Duck
2 Oystercatcher
2cy Iceland Gull
90+ Black-headed Gull
2 Common Tern
2 Mistle Thrush
Jay

23rd May – KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (GB,BMJ,CNC,TI)

Grey Heron
8+ Common Buzzard
4+ Marsh Harrier
Red Kite flew south
Sparrowhawk
Hobby + 3 Hobby from KP (TI)
Kestrel
8 Great Crested Grebe
98 Mute Swan
3 Shelduck
20 Gadwall
drk Garganey from KP (TI)
45+ Tufted Duck
Wigeon
7 Pochard
130+ Black-headed Gull
2cy Iceland Gull at KP
3 Common Tern
4 Stock Dove
Green Woodpecker
Cuckoo
40+ Swift
3 Reed Warbler
3+ Cetti’s Warbler

Pied Wagtail around Kirkholme – Chris Cox


Common Buzzard over Wassand – Chris Cox


Iceland Gull still from Kirkholme – Chris Cox

22nd May – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB,BMJ)

Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Hobby
2 Shelduck
2 Wigeon
drk Garganey off Swan Island
24 Gadwall
65+ Tufted Duck
6 Pochard
90+ Black-headed Gull
2cy Iceland Gull at KP
4 Common Tern
220+ Swift
Jay

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

2 Grey Heron
Little Egret
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Red Kite flew south east
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
4 Shelduck
2 Wigeon
24 Gadwall
4 Pochard
Scaup
90+ Tufted Duck
2 Oystercatcher
Common Sandpiper
2 Whimbrel flew east
2cy Iceland Gull at KP
140+ Black-headed Gull
4 Common Tern
400+ Swift

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

Grey Heron
6 Common Buzzard
4+ Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
3 Hobby
2 Shelduck
10 Great Crested Grebe
74 Mute Swan
2 Teal
2 Wigeon
3 Shoveler
26 Gadwall
5 Pochard
5 Scaup (3 drakes)
110+Tufted Duck
Common Sandpiper
2 Black-tailed Godwit flew east
Grey Plover flew east
145 Black-headed Gull
2cy Iceland Gull at KP
3 Common Tern
3 Cuckoo
4 Stock Dove
460+ Swift
Yellow Wagtail

19th May – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,GB,EJH,RL)

Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
2 Hobby
2 Shelduck
2 Teal
4 Wigeon
28 Gadwall
3 Pochard
5 Scaup (3 drakes)
104 Tufted Duck
Common Sandpiper
2 Oystercatcher
160 Black-headed Gull
2cy Iceland Gull
2 Common Tern
850+ Swift
620+ Sand Martin
1600+ House Martin
3000+ Swallow
White Wagtail
2 Yellow Wagtail
Jay
Mistle Thrush

18th May – KP/Southside/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,AE)

Grey Heron
6+ Common Buzzard
4+ Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
2 Hobby
3 Shelduck
2 Teal
Wigeon
3 Shoveler
26 Gadwall
48 Tufted Duck
3 Pochard
Common Sandpiper
90+ Black-headed Gull
2cy Iceland Gull at KP
8 Common Tern
2 Cuckoo
2 Green Woodpecker
5 Great Spotted Woodpecker
4 Stock Dove
Barn Owl
220+ Swift
70+ Sand Martin
60+ House Martin
40+ Swallow
6+ Cetti’s Warbler

17th May – KP/Southside/Northside (GB,JL)

Grey Heron
2 Common Sandpiper
2cy Iceland Gull at KP
160+ Black-headed Gull
850+ Swift
300+ Sand Martin
2000+ House Martin
1200+ Swallow

16th May – KP/Northside (GB)

2 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
2 Shelduck
Teal
Wigeon
25 Gadwall
58 Tufted Duck
8 Pochard
2 Common Sandpiper
2 Oystercatcher
110+ Black-headed Gull
2 Common Tern
220+ Swift

15th May – KP/Southside/Northside/Wassand (JL,GB,JC,AE)

Grey Heron
Osprey flew east at 07:30
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Hobby
Shelduck
2 Teal
Wigeon
24 Gadwall
46 Tufted Duck
5 Pochard
Whimbrel flew east
2 Common Sandpiper
2 Oystercatcher
2cy Iceland Gull at KP
160+ Black-headed Gull
2 Common Tern
760+ Swift
130+ Sand Martin
80+ House Martin
120+ Swallow

Iceland Gull off Kirkholme – Rich Willison


2cy Iceland Gull on Kirkholme – Rich Willison


Iceland Gull – Dicky Ticker


Iceland Gull – Rich Willison

14th May – KP/Southside/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,DB,SB,EJH et al)

Grey Heron
3 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
2 Hobby
90+ Greylag Goose
32 Canada Goose
26 Mute Swan
2 Shelduck
8 Great Crested Grebe
70+ Mallard
2 Teal
2 Shoveler
24 Gadwall
58 Tufted Duck
6 Pochard
60+Coot
2 Dunlin flew east
4 Common Sandpiper
2cy Iceland Gull at KP
140+ Black-headed Gull
2 Common Tern
Cuckoo
220+ Swift
120+ Sand Martin
70+ House Martin
60+ Swallow
2 Yellow Wagtail
2 Whitethroat
2 Lesser Whitethroat
6 Reed Warbler
5+ Cetti’s Warbler

Iceland Gull still present on Kirkholme today – Erich Hediger

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

Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Hobby
2 Shelduck
3 Teal
2 Shoveler
22+ Gadwall
60+ Tufted Duck
5 Pochard
2 Oystercatcher
2 Common Sandpiper
160+ Black-headed Gull
2cy Iceland Gull on KP
3 Common Tern
450+ Swift
120+ Sand Martin
20 House Martin
60+ Swallow

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

Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
2 Hobby
6 Great Crested Grebe
2 Shelduck
2 Shoveler
27 Gadwall
65+ Tufted Duck
6 Pochard
8 Oystercatcher
4 Common Sandpiper
60+ Black-headed Gull
4+ Common Tern
Cuckoo
2 Stock Dove
220+ Swift
170+ Sand Martin
60+ House Martin
260+ Swallow
male Blue-headed Wagtail at KP then flew east
7 Pied Wagtail
6 Reed Warbler
2 Lesser Whitethroat
2 Whitethroat
5+ Cetti’s Warbler

Bewholme in pm (GB)

2 Oystercatcher
3 Little Ringed Plover
White Wagtail
Fieldfare
4 Mistle Thrush

11th May – KP/Southside/Northside/Wassand (JL,GB,NG,BMJ,AE)

2 Grey Heron
5 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
2 Hobby
2 Shelduck
8 Great Crested Grebe
drk Garganey
4 Teal
2 Shoveler
20+ Gadwall
8 Pochard
70+ Tufted Duck
5 Dunlin flew east
5+ Common Sandpiper
2cy Iceland Gull at KP
170+ Black-headed Gull
3 Common Tern
520+ Swift
120+ Sand Martin
40+ House Martin
60+ Swallow
Wheatear
5 Reed Warbler
2 Whitethroat
2 Lesser Whitethroat
6+ Cetti’s Warbler

10th May – Hornsea South cliffs (JC)

3 Wheatear
2 Whinchat
5 Skylark
11 Meadow Pipit
2 Whitethroat
3 Sedge Warbler

Sedge Warbler – Jeff Cox


Whinchat at South Cliffs – Jeff Cox

Wheatear – Jeff Cox

KP/Southside/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (GB,JC,AE)

2 Grey Heron
7 Common Buzzard
5 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
2 Shelduck
8 Great Crested Grebe
4 Teal
26 Gadwall
70+ Tufted Duck
8 Pochard
Whimbrel flew east
4 Common Sandpiper
2cy Iceland Gull around KP/flew east
Common Tern
4 Stock Dove
Kingfisher
Green Woodpecker
220+ Swift
160+ Sand Martin
70+ House Martin
240+ Swallow
White Wagtail
Blackcap
2 Lesser Whitethroat
2 Whitethroat
4 Reed Warbler
6+ Cetti’s Warbler
Treecreeper
6 Reed Bunting
Brimstone, 3 Speckled Wood, 4 Large White, Small White, 2 Green-veined
White, Small Tortoiseshell and 4 Orange Tip butterflies

Fox round the Southside of Mere – Jeff Cox


Iceland Gull again on Kirkholme – Jeff Cox


Long-tailed Tit – Jeff Cox

9th May – KP/Southside/Northside (GB,NG,AE)

Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
2 Shelduck
8 Teal
24 Gadwall
80+ Tufted Duck
4 Pochard
prob Tufted x Scaup type hybrid
5 Common Sandpiper
160+ Black-headed Gull
2 Common Tern
Black Tern
2 Stock Dove
650+ Swift
450+ Sand Martin
70+ House Martin
550+ Swallow
7 Pied Wagtail
3 Reed Warbler
2 Lesser Whitethroat
2 Whitethroat
5+ Cetti’s Warbler

Black Tern off Kirkholme – Nigel Genn


Black Tern off Kirkholme – Nigel Genn


probable Tufted x Scaup type hybrid from KP – Nigel Genn


probable Tufted x Scaup type hybrid from KP – Nigel Genn


White Wagtail – Nigel Genn


Iceland Gull – Nigel Genn

probable Tufted x Scaup type hybrid from KP – Nigel Genn

8th May – KP/Southside/Northside (JL,GB,JC,AE)

2 Grey Heron
Little Egret
2 Common Buzzard
2+ Marsh Harrier
3 Shelduck
6 Great Crested Grebe
12 Teal
26 Gadwall
Wigeon
130+ Tufted Duck
6 Pochard
4 Whimbrel flew east
4 Common Sandpiper
2cy Iceland Gull at KP
6 Common Tern including 5 flying east
5 “Commic” Tern flew east
1300+ Swift
700+ Sand Martin
60+ House Martin
600+ Swallow
Wheatear
Yellow Wagtail
2 Reed Warbler
2 Whitethroat
Lesser Whitethroat
4+ Cetti’s Warbler

Iceland Gull on Kirkholme – Jeff Cox



Lapwing – Jeff Cox


Swallows over the Southside – Jeff Cox

7th May – KP/Southside/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (GG,JL,GB,BMJ)

Grey Heron
9 Common Buzzard including three flying high north east
4 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
2 Hobby
4 Shelduck
14+ Teal
Wigeon
2 Shoveler
28 Gadwall
90+ Tufted Duck
4+ Common Sandpiper
2 Redshank flew east
2cy Iceland Gull at KP early/late aft
12 Common Tern including 10 flying east
650+ Swift
800+ Sand Martin
120+ House Martin
400+ Swallow
2 Reed Warbler
5+ Cetti’s Warbler

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

Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
4 Shelduck
8 Teal
26 Gadall
90+ Tufted Duck
Greenshank flew east
Redshank on Swan Island spit
3 Oystercatcher
7+ Common Sandpiper
9 Common Tern including 7 flying east
85+ Swift
400+ Sand Martin
60+ House Martin
220+ Swallow
Yellow Wagtail
Reed Warbler
4 Cetti’s Warbler

5th May – Southorpe/KP/Northside (JL,GB)

Gannet over Swan Island flew east at 06:15
Grey Heron
4 Common Buzzard
4+ Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Hobby
3 Shelduck
4 Great Crested Grebe
14 Teal
Wigeon
24 Gadwall
100+ Tufted Duck
3 Pochard
Whimbrel flew north
4 Common Sandpiper
120 Black-headed Gull
9 Common Tern flew east
2 Arctic Tern flew east
110+ Swift
220+ Sand Martin
30+ House Martin
50+ Swallow

Bewholme in pm (GB)

6 Shelduck
12 Teal
2 Shoveler
2 Oystercatcher
male Ring Ouzel
Mistle Thrush
White Wagtail
20+ Swallow

Common Sand showing from Kirkholme – Alan Elkin

4th May – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JC,JL,GB,BMJ)

Little Egret
2 Grey Heron
6 Common Buzzard including three flying high north-east
4 Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
4 Shelduck
7 Great Crested Grebe
12 Teal
Wigeon
2 Shoveler
28 Gadwall
110+ Tufted Duck
Pochard
drk Mandarin
2 Redshank flew east
Greenshank on Swan Island spit
4 Common Sandpiper
5 Common Tern including two flying east
Cuckoo
32 Swift
40+ Sand Martin
20+ House Martin
60+ Swallow
Treecreeper
2 Lesser Whitethroat
Whitethroat
Blackcap and Chiffchaff well established
Bullfinch

Lapwing with chick at the Mere – Jeff Cox

3rd May – KP/Southorpe/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (GB,JC,AE)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
4 Shelduck
16 Teal
28 Gadwall
Wigeon
140+Tufted Duck
8 Pochard
6 Common Sandpiper
5 Common Tern
125+ Black-headed Gull
2 Cuckoo
220+ Sand Martin
40+ House Martin
160+ Swallow
2 Reed Warbler
Sedge Warbler well established
2 Lesser Whitethroat
Whitethroat
6+ Cetti’s Warbler

2nd May – KP/Southorpe/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (GB,BMJ,AE,ML)

Grey Heron
4 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier including 2 cream-crowns flying high north-east
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Hobby
32 Mute Swan
4 Shelduck
8 Great Crested Grebe
18 Teal
Wigeon
24 Gadwall
6 Pochard
136 Tufted Duck
52 Coot
2 Avocet in off flew towards Swan Island and feeding there later
Whimbrel flew east
2+ Common Sandpiper
Dunlin flew east
Common Tern
3 “Commic”Tern flew east
5 Black Tern hawking briefly then flew east
2 Yellow Wagtail
18 Swift
600+ Sand Martin
40+ House Martin
550+ Swallow

Bewholme in pm (GB)

4 Shelduck
8 Teal
2 Shoveler
Little Ringed Plover
Common Sandpiper
Lesser Black-backed Gull
30+ Sand Martin
40+ Swallow

Common Sandpiper around Kirkholme – Alan Elkin

1st May – Southside/Kirkholme Point (GB,JL)

3 Grey Heron in off flew west
Fulmar “blogging” above Swan Island
3 Common Buzzard including one in off and heading north
2 Marsh Harrier
Osprey flew north over Swan Island (09:20)
Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
Hobby in off flew west
4 Shelduck
12 Teal
24 Gadwall
8 Pochard
110+ Tufted Duck
10 Bar-tailed Godwit flew east
Redshank flew east
2 Ringed Plover flew east
6 Common Sandpiper
105 Black-headed Gull
13 Arctic Tern flew east
Black Tern flew east
White Wagtail
Lesser Whitethroat singing
Roe Deer swimming near KP making for north bank


April Sightings

30th April – Hornsea Lakes/South Cliff (JC)

several Meadow Pipit
Wheatear
6 Bar-tailed Godwit

Bar-tailed Godwits at Hornsea Lakes – Jeff Cox


Wheatear Hornsea Lakes – Jeff Cox

KP/Southorpe/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JC,JL,GB,MI,AE)

2 Grey Heron
4 Common Buzzard
4+ Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
2 Hobby
Bean Goose flew east
4 White-fronted Goose flew east
5 Shelduck
7 Teal
22 Gadwall
Pochard
105+ Tufted Duck
drk Mandarin
2+ Common Sandpiper
Redshank flew east
Spotted Redshank flew east
Greenshank flew east + Swan Island spit in aft
Black-tailed Godwit flew east
10 Bar-tailed Godwit flew east
8 Whimbrel flew east
6 Dunlin flew east + 2 in aft
pale morph Arctic Skua flew east
Kittiwake flew east
17 Arctic Tern flew east + 8 in aft
4 Black Tern flew east (2 still high over Swan Island in aft)
3 Swift
160+ Sand Martin
65+ Swallow
25 House Martin
Yellow Wagtail
2 Wheatear
3 Cetti’s Warbler
4 Linnet

drk Wheatear on KP – Alan Elkin


1 of 2 Black Tern high over the East end – Jeff Cox

1 of 2 Black Tern high over the East end – Jeff Cox

1 of 2 Black Tern high over the East end – Jeff Cox


Gadwall – Jeff Cox

29th April – KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,JC,AE)

2 Grey Heron
3 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
4 Shelduck
16 Teal
24 Gadwall
86 Tufted Duck
2 Avocet flew west
3 Lapwing flew west
Bar-tailed Godwit flew east
2 Dunlin flew east
6 Snipe
3 Common Tern
2 Stock Dove
20+ Swift
40+ Sand Martin
5 House Martin
70+ Swallow
White Wagtail
2 Whitethroat
3 Lesser Whitethroat
2 Reed Warbler
Otter off Swan Island

28th April – KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB)

Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
2 Shelduck
7 Teal
34 Gadwall
5 Pochard
120+Tufted Duck
Common Tern flew east
350+ Sand Martin
25 House Martin
120+ Swallow
3 White Wagtail
3 Yellow Wagtail

White Wagtail on KP – Alan Elkin

27th April – KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,JC,GB)

2 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
6 Great Crested Grebe
3 Shelduck
11 Teal
Wigeon
2 Pintail
30+ Gadwall
130+ Tufted Duck
350+ Sand Martin
20 House Martin
160+ Swallow
3 Cetti’s Warbler around KP
Reed Warbler
3 White Wagtail
3 Yellow Wagtail

the House Martins Happy Hour at the Cafe – Jeff Cox


Common Sandpiper in Bull Hole – Jeff Cox


Common Sandpiper in Bull Hole – Jeff Cox


Sand Martin off KP – Jeff Cox


Pintail from Seaton Road Hide – Alan Elkin

26th April – Cowden (JC)

pair Stock Doves
2 Grasshopper Warbler
4 Lesser Whitethroat
2 Whitethroat
Sedge Warbler
6 Chiffchaff
2 Blackcap
7 Willow Warbler
Little Grebe
Snipe
2 Teal
Swallows and Sand Martins over the cliffs

Little Grebe and Teal at Cowden – Jeff Cox

Snipe at Cowden – Jeff Cox

KP/Southorpe/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,AE)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Shelduck
7 Teal
Wigeon
2 Shoveler
38 Gadwall
130+Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
3 Common Sandpiper
Green Woodpecker
3 Stock Dove
3 Swift
1100+Sand Martin
800+Swallow
35+House Martin
White Wagtail
2 Yellow Wagtail
Otter near Swan Island
Red Fox on Woodland Walk

25th April – KP/Southorpe/Wassand (JL,GB)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
3+ Marsh Harrier
2 Shelduck
36 Gadwall
140+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
Avocet landed briefly at KP then departed high to east
3 Common Sandpiper
2 Swift
600+ Sand Martin(in am) 800+(in pm)
20+ House Martin(in am) 70+(in pm)
300+ Swallow(in am) 650+(in pm)
3 White Wagtail
11 Pied Wagtail
4 Yellow Wagtail

24th April – KP/Southorpe/Northside/Wassand (JC,JL,GB)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
3+ Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
2 Shelduck
6 Teal
2 Shoveler
38 Gadwall
130+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
4 Whimbrel flew east
2 Common Sandpiper
Wheatear on KP
Cuckoo
10+ Swift
1200+ Sand Martin
40+ House Martin
300+ Swallow

digi-binned Wheatear on KP – Jeff Cox

23rd April – Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,JC,GB)

3 Grey Heron
3 Common Buzzard
3+ Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
2 Whooper Swan flew north east
6 Great Crested Grebe
15 Teal
40+Gadwall
2 Shoveler
Pochard
180+ Tufted Duck
2 Long-tailed Duck
Avocet on Swan Island spit, flew east
Redshank flew east
Black-tailed Godwit flew north east
2 Common Sandpiper
Common Tern flew east
4 Stock Dove
Cuckoo at Wassand
9 Swift
5+ Great Spotted Woodpecker
170+ Sand Martin
4 House Martin
60+ Swallow
3 Sedge Warbler
6+ Cetti’s Warbler

Northside in pm (JL)

pair Garganey
Wigeon
2 drk Mandarin
2 Long-tailed Duck still

Avocet over the Mere – Jeff Cox

Cowden early aft (MR)

Ring Ouzel
Cetti’s Warbler singing
Grasshopper Warbler
prob Glaucous Gull flew south
Oystercatcher flew west
Dunlin south

22nd April – KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB)

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
3+ Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Shelduck
18+ Teal
drake Garganey
3 Shoveler
24 Gadwall
190+ Tufted Duck
Pochard
2 Long-tailed Duck
Whimbrel flew north east
Redshank
3 pairs Lapwing
Common Sandpiper
2 Sedge Warbler
2 Lesser Whitethroat
female Wheatear
360+ Sand Martin
110+ Swallow
8 House Martin

recent pic of a resident Common Buzzard – John Sanders

21st April – Cowden late aft (MR)

13 Fieldfare
2 Grasshopper Warbler
2 Wheatear

Southorpe (JL)

5 Teal
6 Shoveler
16 Gadwall
2 Pochard
145+ Tufted Duck
2 Long-tailed Duck
drk Mandarin
Common Sandpiper

still good numbers of Tufted Duck present – John Sanders

Tufted Ducks on the Mere – John Sanders

20th April – KP early aft (TI)/Seaton Road Hide late aft (JC)

drk Mandarin off KP
Reed Warbler singing at east end

6 Shoveler
8 Gadwall
10+ Greylag Goose with goslings on Hermitage field
Chiffchaff

Lords and Ladies coming into bloom – Jeff Cox


Greylags with goslings – Jeff Cox


Gadwall – Jeff Cox

Cowden early pm (JC)

3 Lesser Whitethroat
Whitethroat
2 Grasshopper Warbler
Sedge Warbler
4 Willow Warbler
3 Chiffchaff
Blackcap
30+ Sand Martin
10+ Swallow

Drinker Moth Caterpillar at Cowden – Jeff Cox


Whitethroat at Cowden – Jeff Cox

Southside/Wassand Hide this am (JC)

4 Sedge Warbler
5 Chiffchaff
5 Willow Warbler
6 Cetti’s Warbler
5 Swallow
20+ Sand Martin
2 Lapwing
3 Skylark
2 Green Woodpecker
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Treecreeper
6 Linnet
2 Yellowhammer

Seaton Road Hide (JL)

10 Teal
11 Shoveler
Wigeon
Pintail
2 Long-tailed Duck
150+ Sand Martin
15 Swallow
Otter

19th April – Cowden in aft (MR)

Grasshopper Warbler reeling
2+ Lesser Whitethroat
1+ Whitethroat
Sedge Warbler
1 Cuckoo
Barn Owl

Lesser Whitethroat + Sedge Warbler east end of Mere

Peacock at Cowden

KP/Northside/Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB)

3 Grey Heron
6 Common Buzzard
5+ Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Shelduck
6 Great Crested Grebe
6 Teal
14 Shoveler
32 Gadwall
Pintail
190+ Tufted Duck
3 Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
Redshank
White Wagtail
60+ Sand Martin
10 House Martin
20+ Swallow

18th April – KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB)

2 Grey Heron
10 Common Buzzard including 4 flying high north east
5+ Marsh Harrier
3 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Barnacle Goose
Shelduck
6 Great Crested Grebe
2 Teal
drake Garganey
Shoveler
10 Gadwall
Pochard
250+ Tufted Duck
Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
2cy Iceland Gull
5 Stock Dove
2 Jay
60+ Sand Martin
6 House Martin
25 Swallow
5 Cetti’s Warbler singing

17th April – Southside/Wassand Hide (JL,GB)

3 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier
6 Teal
2 Shoveler
30+ Gadwall
160+ Tufted Duck
5 Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
40 Sand Martin (am) 450+(pm)
8 Swallow (am) 20+(pm)

16th April – KP/Northside/Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,MI)

2 Grey Heron
4+ Common Buzzard
5+ Marsh Harrier
4 Sparrowhawk
13 Pink-footed Goose
White-fronted Goose
6 Great Crested Grebe
2 Shelduck
3 Teal
5 Shoveler
64 Gadwall
Pintail
170+ Tufted Duck
2+ Long-tailed Duck
5 Goldeneye
Whimbrel flew west
Green Woodpecker
Fieldfare flew north
400+ Sand Martin (in am) 1000+(in pm)
12 House Martin (in am) 25+(in pm)
30 Swallow (in am) 60+(in pm)
Siskin

15th April – KP/Northside/Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB)

2 Grey Heron
4 Common Buzzard
6+ Marsh Harrier
3 Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
Hobby
Kestrel
13 Pink-footed Goose
6 Great Crested Grebe
3 Teal
3 Shoveler
34 Gadwall
Pintail
190+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
7 Goldeneye
Ruff flew west
22 Swallow
550+ Sand Martin
2 House Martin
10+ Chiffchaff singing
2 Willow Warbler singing
9 Blackcap singing
6 Cetti’s Warbler singing
Otter off Southorpe

Bewholme (GB)

2 Oystercatcher
2 Black-tailed Godwit

14th April – KP/Seaton Road Hide/Southorpe (JL,GB)

2 Sparrowhawk
3 Kestrel
4 Teal
4 Shoveler
45 Gadwall
230+ Tufted Duck
2 Long-tailed Duck
400+ Sand Martin
4 Swallow

Bewick Hall, Bewholme (GB)

15 Greylag Goose
2 Canada Goose
3 Shelduck
12 Teal
2 Wigeon
6 Shoveler
10 Mallard
4 Lapwing
2 Avocet
2 Black-tailed Godwit
2 Lesser Black-backed Gull
3 Swallow

13th April – KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GT,GB)

3 Grey Heron
7 Common Buzzard
6+ Marsh Harrier
5 Sparrowhawk
dark-bellied Brent Goose flew west at 07:20
13 Teal
6 Shoveler
47 Gadwall
Pintail
220+ Tufted Duck
11 Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
45 Coot
1 LRP and Curlew over early am (GT)
Dunlin
Green Woodpecker
4 Stock Dove
400+ Sand Martin
6 Swallow
2 Mistle Thrush

12th April – Kirkholme Point/Swan Island (AE)

2cy Iceland Gull

Iceland Gull commuting today between KP and Swan Island – Alan Elkin


Iceland Gull – Alan Elkin


 
KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide (JL,GB)

2 Common Buzzard
4+Marsh Harrier
13 Pink-footed Goose
5 Teal
2 Long-tailed Duck
Common Sandpiper
800+ Sand Martin(am)1100+(pm)
8 Swallow (am)20+(pm)
House Martin

11th April – KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide (JL,GB)

Great White Egret flew south
3 Grey Heron
4 Common Buzzard
6+Marsh Harrier
3 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
13 Pink-footed Goose
32 Gadwall
74 Tufted Duck
15 Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
3cy Iceland Gull
Little Gull
600+ Sand Martin
20+ Swallow
House Martin
4 Stock dove
10 Linnet

10th April – KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide (JL,GB)

2 Grey Heron
Great White Egret on Swan Island flew south east
Little Egret
3 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Whooper Swan
13 Pink-footed Goose
3 Shelduck
4 Great Crested Grebe
7 Teal
2 Garganey
2 Wigeon
2 Shoveler
28 Gadwall
90+ Tufted Duck
21 Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
2600+ Sand Martin (am) 550+ (pm)
9 Swallow

9th April – Seaton Road Hide late am (EJH,RL,ML,JH)

10 Pink-footed Geese
Whooper Swan
2 Long-tailed Duck

Wassand Hide mid afternoon

2 Pink-footed Geese
Peregrine

Pink-footed Geese from Wassand Hide – Erich Hediger

KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,BMJ,DB,SB)

4+ Grey Heron
8+ Common Buzzard
6 Marsh Harrier
5 Sparrowhawk
Whooper Swan off Swan Island
24 Mute Swan
100+ Greylag Goose
34 Canada Goose
15 Pink-footed Goose
6 Great Crested Grebe
12 Teal
4 Shoveler
42 Gadwall
190+ Tufted Duck
3 Pochard
48 Goldeneye
85 Coot
juvenile Glaucous Gull
3cy Iceland Gull flew west
4 Stock Dove
Kingfisher
Green Woodpecker
6 Swallow
5 Sand Martin
6 Blackcap heard
12 Chichaff heard
2 Willow Warbler heard
7 Cetti’s Warbler heard
3 Meadow Pipit
10+ Linnet

8th April – Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL)

Grey Heron
4 Common Buzzard
3+ Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
112 Greylag Goose
15 Pink-footed Goose
30+ Canada Goose
8 Teal
41 Gadwall
2 Shoveler
2 Long-tailed Duck
Green Woodpecker
Swallow
8 Blackcap calling
13 Chiffchaff calling
Willow Warbler
5 Cetti’s Warbler

7th April – KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (JL,GB)

3 Grey Heron
8+ Common Buzzard including one in off the sea flying west
5+ Marsh Harrier
4 Sparrowhawk
13 Pink-footed Goose
2 Shelduck
6 Great Crested Grebe
12 Teal
55 Gadwall
7 Shoveler
175+ Tufted Duck
25+ Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
2 Oystercatcher
juvenile Glaucous Gull flew west
60+ Sand Martin
2 Swallow
4 Chiffchaff
Willow Warbler
5+ Cetti’s Warbler
8 Lapwing
8 Skylark
Meadow Pipit
14 Linnet
2 Yellowhammer

6th April – Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL,GB)

3 Grey Heron
8+ Common Buzzard including two flying high to north
5+ Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
2 Egyptian Goose flew in off then west at 09:56
80+ Greylag Goose
Pink-footed Goose
24 Canada Goose
6 Great Crested Grebe
Black-necked Grebe
7 Teal
44 Gadwall
180+ Tufted Duck
Pochard
2 Long-tailed Duck
42 Goldeneye
260+ Common Gull
3 Stock Dove
5 Blackcap calling
13 Chiffchaff calling
3+ Willow Warbler calling
8 Cetti’s Warbler calling
2 Bullfinch
2 Yellowhammer
Otter off Southorpe

5th April – KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,BMJ)

2 Grey Heron
5+ Common Buzzard including three heading high to north
6 Marsh Harrier
3 Sparrowhawk
2 Egyptian Goose
3 Great Crested Grebe
pair Garganey
14 Teal
43 Gadwall
Wigeon
Shoveler
210+ Tufted Duck
40+ Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
Common Scoter
720+ Common Gull flew north
4 Black-tailed Godwit flew east
Swallow
110+ Sand Martin
4 Blackcap calling
10 Chiffchaff calling
5 Cetti’s Warbler calling
White Wagtail
2 Yellowhammer

4th April – Kirkholme Point/Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JC,JL)

4 Common Buzzard
3+ Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
dark-bellied Brent Goose at nearby Hornsea Lakes (JC)
3 Great Crested Grebe
drake Garganey
6 Teal
14+Shoveler
2 Wigeon
2 Long-tailed Duck
3 Redwing
3 Blackcap calling
12 Chiffchaff calling
6 Cetti’s Warbler calling
Brambling

drk Garganey off KP/Swan Island – Jeff Cox

drk Garganey off KP/Swan Island – Jeff Cox

dark-bellied Brent Goose at Hornsea Lakes – Jeff Cox

3rd April – KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL,GB)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
5 Marsh Harrier
4 Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
Kestrel
Little Grebe
2 Teal
10+ Gadwall
Wigeon
Shoveler
280+ Tufted Duck
140+ Goldeneye
4 Sand Martin flew west
2 Treecreeper
2 Blackcap calling
12 Chiffchaff calling
8 Cetti’s Warbler calling
Siskin

2nd April – Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL,GB,BMJ,DB,SB)

3 Grey Heron
11+ Common Buzzard including five flying high to north east
10+ Marsh Harrier including a male and a cream-crown flying high north east
6 Sparrowhawk including one flying high to north east
Whooper Swan flew north
9 Great Crested Grebe
Shelduck
10+ Teal
41 Gadwall
3 Shoveler
185+ Tufted Duck
Pochard
2 Scaup
140+ Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
2 Curlew flew east
Kingfisher
Green Woodpecker
4 Stock Dove
18+ Sand Martin
3 Swallow
20+ Redwing
4 Blackcap calling
18 Chiffchaff calling
7 Cetti’s Warbler calling
7 Siskin

Highlights from Cowden (JC)

Barn Owl
2 Willow Warbler
16+ Chiff Chaff
Kestrel
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Bullfinch
4 Reed Bunting
7 Yellowhammer
23 Teal
2 Coot

1st April – KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL,GB,JC)

3 Grey Heron
Bittern from Wassand Hide (RL,EJH,ML)
16+ Common Buzzard including 11 birds flying high to north east
11+ Marsh Harrier including 3 birds flying high to north east
3 Sparrowhawk
6 Great Crested Grebe
85 Greylag Goose
26 Canada Goose
10+ Teal
32 Gadwall
3 Wigeon
9 Shoveler
210+ Tufted Duck
2 Scaup
2 Long-tailed Duck
160+ Goldeneye
4 Oystercatcher
4 Lapwing, 2 pairs
adult Little Gull flew north west
8 Skylark, 4 pairs
Green Woodpecker
9 Sand Martin
80+ Redwing
5 Siskin
2 Blackcap calling
20+ Chiffchaff calling
10+ Cetti’s Warbler calling
3 Yellowhammer
16 Linnet
4 Tree Sparrow

Bittern in flight viewed from Wassand Hide – Roy Lyon

Bittern in flight viewed from Wassand Hide – Roy Lyon


March Sightings

31st March – KP/Northside/Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL)(GB)(JC)

4 Grey Heron
Bittern at Southorpe flew west
9+ Common Buzzard including three birds flying high to north east
11+ Marsh Harrier (4 males) including 3 cream-crowns heading high to north east
Red Kite over Wassand Woods heading south west at 09:25
Osprey soaring above Wassand Woods before thermalling high and heading west at 11:05
Shelduck
6 Great Crested Grebe
14 Teal
10 Shoveler
38 Gadwall
2 Wigeon
180+ Tufted Duck
6 Pochard
2 Scaup
160+ Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
Green Woodpecker
30+ Sand Martin
45+ Redwing
6 Bullfinch
Blackcap calling
14 Chiffchaff calling
8 Cetti’s Warbler calling

30th March – Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL)

2 Little Egret
Little Grebe
Shelduck
5 Teal
2 Shoveler
44 Gadwall
2 Scaup
2 Long-tailed Duck
35+ Golden Plover flew west
juv Glaucous Gull off Swan Island
28 Redwing
11 Chiffchaff calling
6 Cetti’s Warbler calling
Bullfinch
Otter from Wassand Hide

Southorpe/Wassand Hide in pm (GB)

4 Grey Heron
5+ Common Buzzard including one in off flying west
6+ Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
180+ Tufted Duck
6 Pochard
Scaup
190+ Goldeneye
54 Sand Martin
3 Yellowhammer
Otter near Wassand Hide

29th March – Seaton Road hide late am (EJH,RL,ML)

2 Long-tailed Duck

Wassand Hide in afternoon (EJH,RL,ML,JC,SC)

♂ Garganey
2 ♀ Scaup
2+ singing Cetti’s Warbler
3 Chiffchaff
14 Sand Martin
3 Marsh Harriers
3 Otters
♀ Scaup off Southside early aft

3 Otter’s from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox

3 Otter’s from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox

KP/Northside/Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL,GB)

4 Grey Heron
2+ Common Buzzard
4+ Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
4 White-fronted Goose
14 Teal
2 Shoveler
35+ Gadwall
190+ Tufted Duck
2 Pochard
Scaup
160+ Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck
3cy Glaucous Gull flew east
6 Sand Martin flew west
Treecreeper
Goldcrest
9 Redwing
9+ Chiffchaff
7+ Cetti’s Warbler

28th March – KP/Southorpe/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL,GB)

4 Grey Heron
Bittern,seen initially near Wassand Hide and later along the north edge of reeds at Brockholme
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Great Crested Grebe
Little Grebe
6 Teal
22 Gadwall
Pochard
Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
2 Water Rail calling
8 Great Spotted Woodpecker including 5 drumming
Treecreeper
10+ Redwing
3 Mistle Thrush
4 Song Thrush
15+ Blackbird
13 Chiffchaff calling
9 Cetti’s Warbler calling
2 Otter sighted off Southorpe

27th March – Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL)

3+ Marsh Harrier
2 Peregrine
2 Great Crested Grebe
Little Grebe
3 Teal
Wigeon
20 Gadwall
Scaup
2 Long-tailed Duck
Green Woodpecker
12 Chiffchaff calling
5+ Cetti’s Warbler calling
160+ Linnet
Otter near the hide

26th March – KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL,GB,BMJ)

4 Grey Heron
6+ Marsh Harrier
9+ Buzzard including one heading high to east
Goshawk flew south
3 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
48 Greylag Goose
30+ Canada Goose
3 Great Crested Grebe
4 Teal
Wigeon
19 Gadwall
330+ Tufted Duck
3 Scaup
300+ Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
Common Snipe
Woodcock
2 Stock Dove
Redwing
11 Chiffchaff calling
8 Cetti’s Warbler calling
80+ Linnet
2 Bullfinch
2 Yellowhammer

25th March – Southside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am + pm (JL,EJH,RL,ML)

4 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
8+ Marsh Harrier including 4 cream-crowns flying high to north
2 Sparrowhawk
Water Rail calling
2+ Great Crested Grebe
2 Teal
2 Shoveler
7 Gadwall
310+ Tufted Duck
6 Scaup (2♂,4♀)
330+ Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck (1♂,1♀)
Green Woodpecker calling
14 Chiffchaff calling
6 Cetti’s Warbler calling
1+ Otter, sightings at Wassand Hide and Swan Island

24th March – Seaton Road hide late aft (EJH,RL) + Southside in am (JL)

5 Scaup
2 Long-tailed Duck
Black-necked Grebe
2 Shelduck

pair Scaup on the Mere – Erich Hediger

23rd March – KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL,GB)

6 Marsh Harrier
5+ Common Buzzard
3 Sparrowhawk
11 Pink-footed Goose flew north
2 Teal
15 Gadwall
6 Shoveler
210+Tufted Duck
4 Pochard
6 Scaup
2 Long-tailed Duck
130+ Goldeneye
2 Oystercatcher
juvenile Glaucous Gull flew east
2 Treecreeper
2 Skylark
Fieldfare
11 Siskin
2 Linnet
2 Bullfinch
8 Chiffchaff
6+ Cetti’s Warbler, one showing well near the Hide
Mink at Kirkholme Point

22nd March – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk/Southorpe in am (JL,BMJ)

2+ Marsh Harrier
4 Common Buzzard
Shelduck
6 Scaup
2 Long-tailed Duck
160+ Goldeneye
Green Woodpecker calling
6 Chiffchaff
5 Cetti’s Warbler

Southside in pm (GB,BMJ,LB)

Black-necked Grebe
6 Scaup (3 drks)
2 Chiffchaff
2+ Cetti’s Warbler

21st March – Southorpe/KP/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am and pm (GB,MF,JL)

4+ Marsh Harrier
4 Common Buzzard
3 Sparrowhawk
4 Teal
16 Gadwall
4 Wigeon
200+Tufted Duck
5 Scaup
170+ Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck
2 Oystercatcher
Woodcock
Sand Martin flew west
15 Redwing
3 Mistle Thrush
8+ Chiffchaff
6+ Cetti’s Warbler
Crossbill at Wassand

20th March – Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am and pm (JL,GB)

4+ Marsh Harrier
4 Common Buzzard
2 Sparrowhawk
20 Whooper Swan flew north
4 Pink-footed Goose flew north
5 Great Crested Grebe
2 Teal
14 Gadwall
3 Wigeon
190+ Tufted Duck
6 Scaup
150+ Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
2 Oystercatcher
Snipe
GreenWoodpecker calling
Redwing
7+ Chiffhaff
6+ Cetti’s Warbler
Otter
8 Roe Deer

19th March – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk/Southorpe in am (JL)

3 Marsh Harrier (2 males)
Shelduck
3 Wigeon
5 Scaup (2 males)
155 Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
Green Woodpecker
7 Chiffchaff
5 Cetti’s Warbler

18th March – Southorpe/KP/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (GB/JL)

6 Grey Heron
4+ Marsh Harrier (2 males)
24 Gadwall
12 Wigeon
4 Shoveler
4 Pochard
300+ Tufted Duck
6 Scaup (2 males)
220+ Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
4 Meadow Pipit
Green Woodpecker
2 Goldcrest
8 Chiffchaff
5+ Cetti’s Warbler

17th March – Southorpe/KP/Northside in am and early pm (JL,LB,GB,BMJ)

Marsh Harrier
Shelduck
52 Whooper Swans including 10 juveniles (4,4,and 2) arrived at 09:50
4 Pochard
3 Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
160+Goldeneye

16th March – Southorpe/KP/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL,GB)

6 Grey Heron
Little Egret
Red Kite at Wassand
5+ Common Buzzard
4+ Marsh Harrier
3 Sparrowhawk
6 Great Crested Grebe
25 Whooper Swan flew north-west
80+ Greylag Goose
24 Canada Goose
70+ Mallard
24 Gadwall
23 Shoveler
11 Teal
24 Wigeon
160+ Tufted Duck
6 Scaup, 2 males
160+ Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
Treecreeper
Green Woodpecker calling
7 Great Spotted Woodpecker mainly drumming
2 Mistle Thrush
4+ Song Thrush
10 Redwing
16 Fieldfare
22 Blackbird
8+ Chiffchaff
Long-tailed Tit
2 Bullfinch
6+ Cetti’s Warbler calling and 1 seen near Wassand Hide

15th March – Southorpe/KP/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JC,JL,GB,MF et al)

6 Grey Heron
7 Common Buzzard
3+ Marsh Harrier
3 Sparrowhawk
83 Greylag Goose
24 Canada Goose
7 Great Crested Grebe
16 Gadwall
140+Wigeon
10 Shoveler
4 Teal
11 Pochard
180+ Tufted Duck
5 Scaup
210+ Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
Snipe
4 Woodcock
2 Swallow flew west
Green Woodpecker calling
Treecreeper
Goldcrest
2 Mistle Thrush
5 Redwing
Long-tailed Tit
2 Chiffchaff
8 Cetti’s Warbler calling
2 Brown Hare
4 Roe Deer

drk Scaup – Michael Flowers


pair Scaup – Michael Flowers


drk Scaup – Michael Flowers


Goldeneye – Aileen Urquhart


Red Admiral in Wassand – Aileen Urquhart


Red Admiral in Wassand – Aileen Urquhart

14th March – Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL,GB,AE)

6 Grey Heron
5 Common Buzzard
4+ Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
6 Great Crested Grebe
3 Black-necked Grebe, 2 in summer plumage
55 Grey Lag Goose
12 Canada Goose
18 Mute Swan
2 Shelduck
4 Shoveler
22 Gadwall
295+ Tufted Duck including 110 departing high to east
2 drake Scaup
7 Pochard
210 Goldeneye
3 Long-tailed Duck
3 Oystercatcher
Woodcock
Barn Owl
Green Woodpecker
6+ Great Spotted Woodpecker mainly drumming
Sand Martin flew west
4 Chiffchaff
5 Cetti’s Warbler calling

13th March – Wassand Hide/Kirkholme Point in am (JL)

6 Grey Heron
Litttle Egret
2+ Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier (2 males)
2 Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
6 Great Crested Grebe
drake Goosander
2 drake Scaup
4 Cetti’s Warbler

nearby at Sandsfield GP’s a juv Iceland Gull (JL)

12th March – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk/Southorpe in am (JL)

2 Marsh Harrier
3 Scaup
2 Long-tailed Duck
7 Great Spotted Woodpecker mainly drumming
3 Cetti’s Warbler calling

11th March – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk/Southorpe in am (AE,JL)

2 Marsh Harrier
Brent Goose KP/Swan Island before departing east
230 Tufted Duck
3 Scaup inc 2 drakes
200 Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
2 Lesser Black-backed Gull
Barn Owl
Green Woodpecker
6 Cetti’s Warbler calling

nearby at Sandsfield GP’s a juv Iceland Gull (JL)

South Beach Hornsea in am 2nd winter Glaucous Gull flew South (GB)

Brent Goose on KP, a scarcity at the Mere – Alan Elkin

10th March – KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Southorpe in am (GB,JL)

4 Grey Heron
6 Common Buzzard including one in off the sea
4+ Marsh Harrier (2 males)
Sparrowhawk
8 Great Crested Grebe
Little Grebe
34 Greylag Goose
36 Gadwall
Shoveler
28 Wigeon
6 Pochard
320+ Tufted Duck
2 Scaup (1 drake)
235+ Goldeneye
Green Woodpecker
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Treecreeper
4 Siskin
2 Mistle Thrush
5 Song Thrush
30+ Blackbird
5+ Cetti’s Warbler
Otter near Wassand Hide

juv Glaucous Gull on Hornsea seafront (JD)
nearby at Sandsfield a juv Iceland Gull (JL)

juv Glaucous Gull on Hornsea seafront – Jeni Davies

9th March – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk/Southorpe in am (JL)

3 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
5 Great Crested Grebe
Shelduck
2 Long-tailed Duck
2 Dunlin
Woodcock
Kingfisher
3 Cetti’s Warbler calling

8th March – Kirkholme Point early am (TI)

4 Cetti’s Warbler
Rock Pipit

Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL)

4 Grey Heron
Little Egret
3 Marsh Harrier
Shelduck
4 Great Crested Grebe
6 Teal
Shoveler
12 Wigeon
Scaup
210 Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
juv Glaucous Gull flew west
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Green Woodpecker
Treecreeper
5 Cetti’s Warbler calling

7th March – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL)

2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Barnacle Goose
3 Great Crested Grebe
female Scaup
2 Long-tailed Duck
Green Woodpecker

6th March – Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk/Southorpe in am (GB,SP,JL)

3 Grey Heron
2+ Marsh Harrier
2 Great Crested Grebe
female Scaup
2 Long-tailed Duck
Treecreeper
Green Woodpecker
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker + 4 drumming
2 Mistle Thrush
5 Song Thrush
2 Redwing
30+ Blackbird
12 Siskin
4+ Cetti’s Warbler calling

juv Iceland Gull at nearby Dacre Lakes 1st,3rd,5th and 6th March (JL)

5th March – Southside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JC,JL,GB,BMJ)

4 Grey Heron
4+ Common Buzzard
5 Marsh Harrier (2 males)
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
138 Common Gull around Heslop’s
42 Greylag Goose
2 Great Crested Grebe (courtship display)
17 Teal
6 Shoveler
42 Gadwall
11 Pochard
285+ Tufted Duck
female Scaup
305+ Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
6 Lapwing
4 Skylark
Green Woodpecker
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming
Treecreeper
2 Stock Dove
14+ Redwing
20+ Blackbird
5+ Cetti’s Warbler calling

Common Gulls around Heslop's - Jeff Cox

Common Gulls around Heslop’s – Jeff Cox


Common Buzzard and Marsh Harrier - Jeff Cox

Common Buzzard and Marsh Harrier – Jeff Cox


Goldeneye - Jeff Cox

Goldeneye – Jeff Cox

4th March – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL)

2+ Marsh Harrier
3 Shoveler
Goldcrest
3 Cetti’s Warbler calling

Kirkholme Point in am (JL)

Sparrowhawk
60 Wigeon
2 Long-tailed Duck
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Cetti’s Warbler

3rd March – KP/Northside in am (GB)

2 Grey Heron
2 Shoveler
4 Teal
42 Gadwall
165 Tufted Duck
284 Goldeneye
2 Oystercatcher
adult Mediterranean Gull in summer plumage
3 Song Thrush
3 Cetti’s Warbler calling

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (GB,MF et al)

3 Grey Heron
3+ Marsh Harrier
24 Barnacle Goose flew South
26 Tufted Duck
22 Goldeneye
Treecreeper
Great Spotted Woodpecker + 4 drumming
Green Woodpecker calling
26 Redwing
4 Song Thrush
2 Mistle Thrush
30+ Siskin
4+ Cetti’s Warbler calling

2nd March – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk/Southorpe in am (JL)

4 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
2+ Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
38 Gadwall
222 Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
23 Lapwing flew west
4 Stock Dove
Green Woodpecker
4 Cetti’s Warbler calling

1st March – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk/Southorpe in am (JL)

5 Grey Heron
2 Great Crested Grebe
2 Teal
2 Shoveler
30 Gadwall
200+ Tufted Duck
19 Pochard
240+ Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
Barn Owl
2 Stock Dove
Green Woodpecker
5+ Cetti’s Warbler calling


February Sightings

28th February – Wassand Hide/Southorpe in am (JL)

3 Marsh Harrier (2 males)
Great Crested Grebe
female Scaup
2 Long-tailed Duck
Curlew flew west
Kingfisher
4 Cetti’s Warbler calling

27th February – Grimston (TI)

Great Northern Diver flew north in the morning

26th February – Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL,GB)

5 Marsh Harrier
13 Barnacle Goose
172 Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
230+ Wood Pigeon
Green Woodpecker
4+ Great Spotted Woodpecker
Long-tailed Tit
34 Siskin
4 Song Thrush
2 Mistle thrush
2 Redwing
40+ Blackbird
4+ Cetti’s Warbler calling
Otter off Swan Island

25th February – Northside in am (GB)

2 Grey Heron
Sparrowhawk
60+ Wigeon
200+ Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck

Wassand Hide /Woodland Walk in am (JL,GB)

2 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
36 Goldeneye
Green Woodpecker
12 Redwing
4 Song Thrush
30+ Blackbird
3+ Cetti’s Warbler calling with 1 seen near the Hide

24th February – Kirkholme Point late morning (ST)

some great pictures of a feeding Bittern at the East end reedbed near the jetties late morning

Bittern, Hornsea Mere - Steve Tout

Bittern, Hornsea Mere – Steve Tout


Bittern near the jetties - Steve Tout

Bittern near the jetties – Steve Tout


Bittern, Hornsea Mere - Steve Tout

Bittern, Hornsea Mere – Steve Tout

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL)

3 Common Buzzard
2+ Marsh Harrier
2 Long-tailed Duck
27 Lapwing flew west
3 Stock Dove
1w Iceland Gull flew west
Green Woodpecker
Goldcrest
35 Linnet
4 Cetti’s Warbler calling

23rd February – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL)

4 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier (2 males)
Peregrine
1w Iceland Gull flew west
Green Woodpecker
3 Cetti’s Warbler calling

22nd February – Seaton Road Hide in pm (EJH,RL,ML)

2 Long-tailed Duck
fem Scaup
Otter family

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk/Southorpe in am (JL,JC)

3 Marsh Harrier
Scaup
female Long-tailed Duck
2 Glaucous Gull (1w + 2w)
Green Woodpecker calling
Gold crest
2 Redwing
2 Stock Dove
4 Cetti’s Warbler calling
Otter

21st February – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk/Southorpe in am (JL)

3 Marsh Harrier
180 Wigeon
260+ Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
2cy Glaucous Gull flew west
4 Cetti’s Warbler heard

Glaucous Gull Longbeaches area Hornsea at 08:15 (AE)

Glaucous Gull Hornsea south shore - Alan Elkin

Glaucous Gull Hornsea south shore – Alan Elkin

20th February – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL)

drake Goosander
redhead Smew
Woodcock
juv Glaucous Gull flew west
ad/w Med Gull flew west in aft (EJH,RL,ML) also of interest nearby a juv Glaucous Gull at Dacre Lakes

Southorpe in am (JL)

66 Teal
2 drake Red-crested Pochard
female Long-tailed Duck

19th February – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL,GB,BMJ,EJH,JH)

4 Grey Heron
4+ Common Buzzard
5 Marsh Harrier – 2 males
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
34 Greylag Goose
4 Canada Goose
Great Crested Grebe
54 Teal
8 Shoveler
redhead Smew
105 Lapwing flew west
160 Golden Plover flew south
2 Lesser Black-backed Gull
juvenile Glaucous Gull flew west
3+ Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming
4 Cetti’s Warbler calling

18th February – Withernwick/Hatfield late am (MR,BMJ,AJ)

2 Tundra Bean Goose
41+ White-fronted Goose
20+ Greylag Goose

Tundra Bean Geese between Withernwick and Hatfield

Tundra Bean Geese between Withernwick and Hatfield


White-fronts and Tundra Bean Goose

White-fronts and Tundra Bean Goose


White-fronts and Greylags

White-fronts and Greylags


Tundra Bean Geese and White-fronts - Ade Johnson

Tundra Bean Geese and White-fronts – Ade Johnson


Tundra Bean Geese - Ade Johnson

Tundra Bean Geese – Ade Johnson

Southorpe in am (JL)

Marsh Harrier
105 Pink-footed Goose flew west
3 White-fronted Goose
Shag – “seen initially flying with a Cormorant ”head-on” being shorter winged. Both birds then turned and the individual in question was clearly seen to be smaller in direct comparison with a slender body and neck.
The smaller bird then carried on flying south as the Cormorant broke away to come down on the Mere. Assumed to be Shag because of stark contrast in size and structure.” Eds. Sounds more like a quick shag!
2 Shelduck
81 Pochard
223 Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck

Kirkholme Point/Northside in am (GB)

2 Grey Heron
260+ Wigeon
74 Gadwall
360+ Tufted Duck
1200+ Coot
58 Goldeneye
98 Tufted Duck
2 Oystercatcher

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk-in am (GB)

2 Grey Heron
4 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
10 Teal
4 Shoveler
460+ Coot
Jay
Green Woodpecker calling
6+ Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming
3 Mistle Thrush
25+ Blackbird
2 Cetti’s Warbler calling
Otter seen on the land near Wassand Field heading towards Decoy Plantation

17th February – Cowden late am (MR)

a minimum of 222 Red-throated Diver off Cowden late morning included 169 flying north flushed by a Fisheries vessel
1 Great Northern Diver off Cowden Range

Red-throated Divers off Cowden

Red-throated Divers off Cowden

Kirkholme Point in am (GB)

4 Grey Heron
132 Greylag Goose
17 Pink-footed Goose
2 Tundra Bean Goose
7 White-fronted Goose
Barnacle Goose
34 Mute Swan
2 Pintail
2 Cetti’s Warbler heard

Southorpe in am (JL,GB)

2 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Little Grebe
450+ Wigeon
64 Gadwall
185+ Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
42 Lapwing flew west
Snipe
Woodcock at Wassand
3 Cetti’s Warbler heard

Hatfield/Withernwick area (AJ)

Tundra Bean Goose + 50 White-fronted Geese

Tundra Bean Goose - Ade Johnson

Tundra Bean Goose – Ade Johnson


Tundra Bean Goose and White-fronted Goose - Ade Johnson

Tundra Bean Goose and White-fronted Goose – Ade Johnson


Tundra Bean Goose - Ade Johnson

Tundra Bean Goose – Ade Johnson

16th February – Hornsea seafront/KP in aft (MR,AJ)

Shag off Longbeaches caravan park
Purple Sandpiper on beach off Longbeaches
unidentified juv white-winged gull over south end of Caravan Park
ad Med Gull off KP
metal ringed (unread) Common Gull on KP

Purple Sandpiper off Longbeaches

Purple Sandpiper off Longbeaches


Purple Sandpiper off Longbeaches - Ade Johnson

Purple Sandpiper off Longbeaches – Ade Johnson


Shag off Longbeaches

Shag off Longbeaches


Shag off Longbeaches - Ade Johnson

Shag off Longbeaches – Ade Johnson


ringed Common Gull on KP

ringed Common Gull on KP

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL,GB,IA)

3 Grey Heron
4 Common Buzzard
3+ Marsh Harrier
3 Shelduck
drake Goosander
75 Lapwing flew west
Green Woodpecker heard
Mistle Thrush
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming
3 Cetti’s Warbler heard

Southorpe in am (JL,GB,IA)

2 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
345 Wigeon
7 Teal
drake Pintail
2 Long-tailed Duck
70+ Linnet
25+ Reed Bunting
2 Cetti’s Warbler heard

15th February – Kirkholme Point/Northside in am (GB)

3 Grey Heron
170+ Wigeon
64 Gadwall
10 Shoveler
64 Pochard
185+ Goldeneye
2 Oystercatcher
165 Lapwing
female Long-tailed Duck

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL,GB)

3 Grey Heron
3 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
5+ Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming
5 Siskin
9 Long-tailed Tit
22 Blackbird
2 Cetti’s Warbler calling

Southorpe (JL,LB,GB)

85 Lapwing
Cetti’s Warbler calling
40+ Teal
2 Long-tailed Duck

14th February – Kirkholme Point/Northside in am (GB)

3 Grey Heron
20 Greylag Goose
45 Mute Swan
160+ Wigeon
175+ Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
2 Oystercatcher
first-winter Iceland Gull

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (GB,CNC)

3 Grey Heron
Bittern
Peregrine
3 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
20+ Blackbird
Otter

Southorpe in am and pm (JL,GB)

2 Marsh Harrier
Little Grebe
2 Black-necked Grebe
10 Shoveler
60+ Gadwall
104 Pochard
2 Long-tailed Duck
Barn Owl

13th February – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL)

3 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Cetti’s Warbler calling

Kirkholme Point in am (JL)

White-fronted Goose
first-winter Iceland Gull
Cetti’s Warbler calling

12th February – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL)

2 Bittern
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Glaucous Gull first and second-winter flew east
Cetti’s Warbler calling

11th February – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL)

3 Grey Heron
3 Marsh Harrier
second- winter Glaucous Gull flew east
2 Cetti’s Warbler heard

Bittern + juv Iceland Gull flew east in pm

Kirkholme Point in am (JL)

4 Grey Heron
Little Egret
Long-tailed Duck
first-winter Glaucous Gull flew east

10th February – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL)

3 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
3 Cetti’s Warbler heard
Otter near the Hide

Kirkholme Point in am (JL)

White–fronted Goose
24 Shoveler
40 Gadwall
Water Rail

9th February – Southorpe in am (JL)

22 Shoveler
86 Pochard
173 Goldeneye
Otter near Swan Island

8th February – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL)

Little Egret flew east
4+ Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine flew west
11 Lapwing
9 Golden Plover flew south
Jay

ad White-fronted Goose from KP (TI)
2 Oystercatcher on jetties

7th February – Kirkholme Point mid am (TI)

1w Iceland Gull

ad White-fronted Goose in field opposite the Freeport

6th February – Kirkholme Point in am (GB)

4 Tundra Bean Goose
38 White-fronted Goose
2 Oystercatcher
135+ Goldeneye

5th February – Seaton Road hide late am (EJH,JH)

2 Long-tailed Duck
Bittern flew west from KP in am (JL)

4th February – Wassand Hide mid aft (EJH,RL,ML)

2 Bittern
2 Long-tailed Duck
5+ Marsh Harrier

Field by Kirkholme Pt entrance late afternoon

Tundra Bean Goose
2 Pink-footed Geese
34 Russian White-fronted Geese

Seaton Road Hide dusk

2 Long-tailed Duck

Tundra Bean Goose with the White-fronts - Erich Hediger

Tundra Bean Goose with the White-fronts – Erich Hediger


Tundra Bean Goose with the White-fronts - Erich Hediger

Tundra Bean Goose with the White-fronts – Erich Hediger


Russian White-fronted Geese - Erich Hediger

Russian White-fronted Geese – Erich Hediger

3rd February – KP/Southorpe in am (GB,AE)

4 Grey Heron
42 White-fronted Goose
17 Pink-footed Goose
160+ Greylag Goose
38 Pochard
2 Goosander
Water Rail heard
2 Oystercatcher on KP (JC)

White-fronted Goose near Kirkholme - Alan Elkin

White-fronted Goose near Kirkholme – Alan Elkin


Greylag's and White-fronts - Alan Elkin

Greylag’s and White-fronts – Alan Elkin


Greylag's and White-fronts on the Mere - Alan Elkin

Greylag’s and White-fronts on the Mere – Alan Elkin

Hornsea South cliff (JC)

2 Stonechat (pair)
3 Skylark singing
9 Redwing
17 Common Gull

30+ White-fronted Goose on crop field opposite the Freeport
5+ Pink-footed Goose
50+ Greylag Goose

White-fronted Goose, Hornsea - Jeff Cox

White-fronted Goose, Hornsea – Jeff Cox


White-fronted Goose, Hornsea - Jeff Cox

White-fronted Goose, Hornsea – Jeff Cox


male Stonechat Hornsea South cliff - Jeff Cox

male Stonechat Hornsea South cliff – Jeff Cox


singing Skylark - Jeff Cox

singing Skylark – Jeff Cox

2nd February – Southside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JC,GB,JL,MF et al)

38 White-fronted Goose in 1st field
9 Pink-footed Goose in 1st field
3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier – 2 males
Shelduck
Water Rail
135 Lapwing flew west
20 Golden Plover flew south
Woodcock flew north
Green Woodpecker calling
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Grey Wagtail
20+ Blackbird

KP/Northside in am (GB)

3 Grey Heron
White-fronted Goose flew west
Shelduck
37 Pochard
125+ Goldeneye

Hornsea seafront in am (TI)

Great Northern Diver flew south off south end

White-fronts and Pink-feet in 1st field - Jeff Cox

White-fronts and Pink-feet in 1st field – Jeff Cox


White-fronts and Pink-feet in 1st field - Jeff Cox

White-fronts and Pink-feet in 1st field – Jeff Cox


White-fronts and Pink-feet in 1st field - Jeff Cox

White-fronts and Pink-feet in 1st field – Jeff Cox


Little Egret fishing on Stream Dyke - Jeff Cox

Little Egret fishing on Stream Dyke – Jeff Cox

1st February – Cheyne Walk fields Northside (BMJ)

38+ White-fronted Goose + 4 Tundra Bean Goose