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May Sightings

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


January Sightings

31st January – Hornsea seafront (TI)

a small juv Glaucous Gull around the south end of the seafront at 14:25

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (JL)

3 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
juvenile Iceland Gull flew west
1830 Herring Gull flew west
Long-tailed Duck off Southorpe (GB)

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

3 White-fronted Goose flew west
juvenile Iceland Gull flew west
249 Herring Gull flew west
70+ Redwing

29th January – Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (RW,GB,JL)

4 Grey Heron
3 Marsh Harrier – 2 males
2 Common Buzzard
juvenile Iceland Gull flew west
1830 Herring Gull flew west
2300+ Coot
redhead Smew
2 drake Long-tailed Duck
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker drumming
60+ Linnet
25+ Reed Bunting

28th January – KP/Southorpe in am (GB)

4 Grey Heron
male Marsh Harrier
White-fronted Goose flew North
3 Shelduck
2 drake Long-tailed Duck
“redhead”Smew
1860+ Coot

27th January – KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am/early aft (GB,BMJ,AW)

6 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
5 Marsh Harrier – 2 males
2 Sparrowhawk
75+ Greylag Goose
13 Tundra Bean Goose flew North
2 Shelduck
90+ Gadwall
42 Shoveler
440+ Tufted Duck
62 Pochard
135+ Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
male Goosander
3 Smew drake + 2”redheads”
sub-adult-3cy Glaucous Gull flew East
8 Stock Dove
3+ Great Spotted Woodpecker ”drumming”
Fieldfare
30+ Blackbird

getting scarce these days, a stunning drk Smew on the Mere - Alan Whitehead

getting scarce these days, a stunning drk Smew on the Mere – Alan Whitehead

26th January – KP/Southorpe in am/early aft (GB)

4 Grey Heron
3 Smew-drake + 2 “redheads”
Oystercatcher

Northside in am

male Marsh Harrier
185 Wigeon

Bewholme Hall in am

2 Shelduck
170+ Wigeon
2 Shoveler
70+ Lapwing

25th January – KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide (GB)

5 Grey Heron
Bittern
Common Buzzard
male Marsh Harrier
4 Tundra Bean Goose
Pink-footed Goose
78 Mute Swan
84 Gadwall
37 Shoveler
34 Pochard
90+ Goldeneye
male Long-tailed Duck
30+ Blackbird
Redwing
70+ Linnet
24 Chaffinch

24th January – KP in am (GB)

4 Grey Heron
9 Tundra Bean Goose
Pink-footed Goose
70+ Greylag Goose

23rd January – KP/Southorpe in am (GB)

4 Grey Heron
4 Shelduck
32 White-fronted Goose
4 Tundra Bean Goose
8 Pink-footed Goose
65 Greylag Goose
86 Mute Swan
84 Gadwall
32 Shoveler
4 Teal
30+ Wigeon
90+ Goldeneye

Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in pm (GB,SP)

3 Grey Heron
Bittern
3 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
2 Goosander
Water Rail
Woodcock
150+ Wood Pigeon
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
30+ Blackbird

17th January – Hornsea seafront (TI)

1w Med Gull on grassed area nr Inshore Boat compound

1w Med Gull Hornsea seafront - Tim Isherwood

1w Med Gull Hornsea seafront – Tim Isherwood

1w Med Gull Hornsea seafront - Tim Isherwood

1w Med Gull Hornsea seafront – Tim Isherwood

2 Little Egret seen regularly at Grimston (TI)
single Tundra Bean Goose south in aft

16th January – Grimston (TI)

30 White-fronted Goose south late aft

14th January – Wassand Hide in pm (EJH,RL)

Cetti’s Warbler singing by hide
4 Marsh Harrier
Otter

juv Eurasian/Russian White-fronted Goose in field by Seaton Road hide late aft

Kirkholme Point/Northside in am (GB)

4 Grey Heron
“cream-crown” Marsh Harrier
166 Mute Swan
22 Teal
43 Shoveler
160+ Wigeon
80+ Gadwall
120+ Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck

13th January – Grimston (TI)

2 Glaucous Gull through during the day at Grimston

T-shirt weather for Glaucs at Grimston

T-shirt weather for Glaucs at Grimston

11th January – Kirkholme Point late am/Hornsea seafront early aft (EJH,RL)

Peregrine around Swan Island late morning
juv Glaucous Gull along Hornsea seafront
single 1w Med Gull at nearby Fosse Hill Pond

a cracking juvenile Glaucous Gull on Hornsea seafront - Erich Hediger

a cracking juvenile Glaucous Gull on Hornsea seafront – Erich Hediger

10th January – from Kirkholme Point in am (TI)

1 Long-tailed Duck
cream crown Marsh Harrier
adult Peregrine
1 Water Rail
1+ Great-northern Diver

juv Iceland Gull circled Inshore Boat compound early aft (southend Hornsea seafront) then flew south

from Kirkholme Point in pm

3+ Water Rail
Cetti’s singing from 2 locations from Kirkholme

9th January – from Kirkholme Point (AJ)

Great-northern Diver – still present and at times close to the jetties

Great-northern Diver just off the jetties - Ade Johnson

Great-northern Diver just off the jetties – Ade Johnson


Great-northern Diver - Ade Johnson

Great-northern Diver – Ade Johnson

8th January – Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (GB,BMJ)

first-winter Great Northern Diver off Swan Island
4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
107 Barnacle Goose
160+ Mute Swan
14 Shoveler
106 Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
42 Lapwing
220+ Wood Pigeon
20+ Blackbird

1 of the 2 Long-tailed Duck's present on Mere - Ade Johnson

1 of the 2 Long-tailed Duck’s present on Mere – Ade Johnson


Long-tailed Duck - Ade Johnson

Long-tailed Duck – Ade Johnson

7th January – from Kirkholme Point (JC)

a juv Great-northern Diver (5th Mere record) off the jetties from 10:30ish till early afternoon at least
2 Shelduck around Swan Island (EJH,RL et al)
no sign of Long-tailed Duck’s (much of Mere covered in mist)

Southside

105 Barnacle Goose
Green Woodpecker calling
large flock of Reed Bunting (30+), Yellowhammer (12+) , Linnet (60+) at Heslops
6 Redwing

South Cliff, Hornsea

pair Stonechat
Song Thrush
2 Redwing

Beach

5 Sanderling
7 Turnstone

Stream Dike

Grey Wagtail

Great-northern Diver off the jetties - Jeff Cox

Great-northern Diver off the jetties – Jeff Cox


Great-northern Diver - Jeff Cox

Great-northern Diver – Jeff Cox


Great-northern Diver - Jeff Cox

Great-northern Diver – Jeff Cox


Great-northern Diver - Jeff Cox

Great-northern Diver – Jeff Cox


juv Great-northern Diver on the Mere - Erich Hediger

juv Great-northern Diver on the Mere – Erich Hediger

5th January – Seaton Road Hide late am (EJH,RL,ML)

2 Long-tailed Duck

Kingswood, Hull – (MR)

5 Waxwing in tree by Pizza Hut at 15:20


December Sightings

31st December – from Kirkholme Pointlate aft (EJH,RL,ML)

13 Pink-footed Geese + 10 Eurasian White-fronted Goose off Kirkholme Point
Marsh Harrier from Seaton Road Hide
Shelduck south of Skirlington Market

27th December – Seaton Road Hide midday (EJH,RL,ML)

Long-tailed Duck
cream-crown Marsh Harrier

24th December – Kirkholme Point (JC)

2 Water Rail in Bull Hole
Grey Wagtail among the jetties

Stream Dyke

Snipe
Kingfisher

South Beach

8 Sanderling
4 Turnstone
Dunlin

Water Rails in Bull Hole - Jeff Cox

Water Rails in Bull Hole – Jeff Cox

18th December – Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (GB,BMJ)

5 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
191 Mute Swan
56 Shoveler
Scaup
85 Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck
12 Lapwing
260+ Wood Pigeon
24 Blackbird
2 Bullfinch
Yellowhammer

17th December – Seaton Rd Hide late am – (EJH,RL,ML)

Long-tailed Duck, 7 Whooper Swan + Shelduck, All distant.

Wassand Hide mid a’noon – fem Scaup + cream-crowned Marsh Harrier

16th December – Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in pm (GB,BMJ)

2 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
22 Shoveler
130+ Wood Pigeon
3750+ Starling to roost in Decoy
Grey Wagtail
20+ Blackbird

11th December – Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (GB,BMJ)

4 Grey Heron
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
181 Mute Swan
120+ Barnacle Goose
Redwing
20+ Blackbird
2+ Cetti’s Warbler

Seaton Rd Hide late am – Cream-crown Marsh Harrier (EJH,JH)

7th December – Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (GB)

5 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
2 Kestrel
9 Whooper Swan-departed at 10:55
120+Barnacle Goose
White-fronted Goose
82 Lapwing
350+Wood Pigeon
Meadow Pipit
Redwing
25+Blackbird
2 Song thrush
Mistle Thrush

5th December – Beeley, Derbyshire (MR)

some record shots of the Dusky Thrush currently in Derbyshire

Dusky Thrush, Duke's Barn, Beeley

Dusky Thrush, Duke’s Barn, Beeley


Dusky Thrush, Duke's Barn, Beeley

Dusky Thrush, Duke’s Barn, Beeley


Dusky Thrush, Duke's Barn, Beeley

Dusky Thrush, Duke’s Barn, Beeley


Dusky Thrush - Tim Isherwood

Dusky Thrush – Tim Isherwood


Dusky Thrush - Tim Isherwood

Dusky Thrush – Tim Isherwood


Duke's Barn, Beeley

Duke’s Barn, Beeley

4th December – Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (GB,BMJ)

5 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
120+Barnacle Goose
58 Canada Goose
145+Pochard
Lapwing
220+Wood Pigeon
160+Redwing
2 Fieldfare
Mistle Thrush
30+Blackbird
Treecreeper
Jay
2 Linnet
5 Meadow Pipit
4 Yellow Hammer
20+Reed Bunting
3 Snow Bunting flew East at 09:40

3rd December – from Kirkholme Point (GT)

single White-fronted Goose from KP early aft


November Sightings

29th November – Kirkholme Point (TI)

2 Redshank
120+ Barnacle Goose
Grey Wagtail
Cetti’s Warbler heard
2+ Water Rail heard

28th November – Pat Haven/Welwick Saltmarsh (EJH,ML,RL,MR)

juv Pallid Harrier flew low east over Pat Haven foreshore 14:00 heading towards Skeffling area when lost to view, then back west over Welwick saltmarsh and Pat Haven strays 14:54
4+ SEO
2 Merlin
ringtail Hen Harrier
Sparrowhawk
5 Pink-footed Goose over
Australian Shelduck type on mudflats with Shelduck off Pumping station channel 14:30

Australian type Shelduck off Pat Haven Pump Station

Australian type Shelduck off Pat Haven Pump Station


Australian type Shelduck

Australian type Shelduck

27th November – Seaton Road Hide late am (EJH,RL)

Slavonian Grebe
Long-tailed Duck from Wassand hide mid aft

Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (GB)

5 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
117 Barnacle Goose
440+ Wigeon
2 Pintail
2 Long-tailed Duck
25+ Blackbird
Linnet
30 Reed Bunting
25+ Tree Sparrow

25th November – Pat Haven/Welwick Saltmarsh (MR)

juv Pallid Harrier over Pat Haven strays 09:40-09:50, Welwick Saltmarsh 10:34-11:35 on and off, last seen low over Pat Haven foreshore 12:15
2 Marsh Harrier
ringtail Hen Harrier
Merlin
Sparrowhawk
Common Buzzard
3+ SEO
Kestrel
2 Snow Bunting flew west along river from southern tip of Pat Haven strays 13:02

juv Pallid Harrier Welwick Saltmarsh late morning

juv Pallid Harrier Welwick Saltmarsh late morning


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phonescoped at west end of Welwick Saltmarsh

phonescoped at west end of Welwick Saltmarsh

Stream Dyke, Hornsea (JC)

2 Kingfisher
Little Egret
Grey Wagtail

Little Egret - Jeff Cox

Little Egret – Jeff Cox

Kingfisher - Jeff Cox

Kingfisher – Jeff Cox

Grey Wagtail - Jeff Cox

Grey Wagtail – Jeff Cox

24th November – Pat Haven/Welwick Saltmarsh (MR)

juv Pallid Harrier over Welwick Saltmarsh 13:00-14:10
Sparrowhawk
2 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
Merlin
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recordshot of juv Pallid Harrier over Welwick Saltmarsh

recordshot of juv Pallid Harrier over Welwick Saltmarsh

Hornsea Mere Southside in am (JC)

94 Barnacle Goose in field south of Heslops + 30 in a separate flock that flew in from SW onto the Mere
c20 Tree Sparrow
c30 Reed Bunting
4 Yellowhammer
c10 Greenfinch
14 Blackbird
3 Grey Heron
130+ Redwing

Northside in am (GB)

5 Grey Heron
420+Wigeon
165 Gadwall
2 Long-tailed Duck

23rd November – Kirkholme Point (JC)

2 Water Rail in Bull Hole
1 Grey Wagtail

Southorpe/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (GB,BMJ)

7 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
117 Barnacle Goose
2 Long-tailed Duck
35+ Lapwing flew south
10+ Fieldfare
60+ Redwing
25+ Blackbird
Jay
Bullfinch
30+ Tree Sparrow
20+ Reed Bunting

Water Rail in Bull Hole - Jeff Cox

Water Rail in Bull Hole – Jeff Cox


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22nd November – Kirkholme Point in am (GB)

5 Grey Heron
Slavonian Grebe
260 Greylag Goose
35 Lapwing flew south

21st November – from KP (JC)

Water Rail in Bull Hole
6 Moorhen
2 Grey Heron

Seaton Road Hide

Long-tailed Duck, male showing well right in front of the hide
drake Pintail
c200 Wigeon
c60 Pochard
c100 Gadwall
c50 Goldeneye

19th November – Kirkholme Point/Southorpe/Wassand Hide (GB,BMJ)

10 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
3 Whooper Swan
450+ Greylag Goose
75+ Barnacle Goose
230+ Wigeon
2 Long-tailed Duck
Common Scoter
15 Redwing
20+ Blackbird
2 Meadow Pipit

18th November – Kirkholme Point/Southorpe in am (GB,AE)

7 Grey Heron
Sparrowhawk
9 Whooper Swan
1000+ Grey Lag Goose
8 Tundra Bean Goose
7 White-fronted Goose
64 Pink-footed Goose flew south west
220+ Gadwall
Long-tailed Duck
20+ Redwing

16th November – Kirkholme Point/Southorpe in am (GB,BMJ,AE)

Redshank
3 Common Snipe
2 Meadow Pipit
4 Goldfinch
Snow Bunting flew west

15th November – Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk in am (EJH,RL,GB)

7 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
8 White-fronted Goose
230 Wigeon
44 Teal
34 Shoveler
90+Pochard
4 Long-tailed Duck including a first- winter male
2 Common Scoter
35 Lapwing
450+Wood Pigeon
2 Bearded Tit from Wassand Hide
2 Redwing

14th November – Southorpe in am (GB)

Common Scoter
35 Lapwing
7 Redpoll

13th November – Northside/Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (GB,DB,SB)

7 Grey Heron
2 Sparrowhawk
1200+ Grey Lag Goose
100 Pink-footed Goose flew south
White-fronted Goose
2 Tundra Bean Goose
107 Barnacle Goose
203 Mute Swan
28 Great Crested Grebe
44 Teal
3 Scaup
95+ Goldeneye
redhead Smew
Common Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
60+ Lapwing
74 Golden Plover flew south
46 Redwing
2 Meadow Pipit
Redpoll
Bullfinch
30+ Reed Bunting
2 Yellowhammer

11th November – Kirkholme Point/Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (GB,BMJ)

7 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
26 Great Crested Grebe
450+Grey Lag Geese
107 Barnacle Geese
85+ Goldeneye
Common Scoter
64 Lapwing
2 Moorhen
40+ Starling
22 Redwing
30+ Blackbird
20+ Reed Bunting

10th November – Kirkholme Point/Southorpe in am (GB)

5 Grey Heron
7 White-fronted Goose
8 Tundra Bean Goose flew north
Smew
Common Scoter

9th November – Red-breasted Merganser reported

8th November – Kirkholme Point in am (GB)

5 Grey Heron
Slavonian Grebe
3 Pink-footed Goose
7 White-fronted Goose
Long-tailed Duck
redhead Smew
85+ Goldeneye

7th November – Kirkholme Point (JC)

2 Waxwing around 07:45 near Hornsea Freeport

Redshank west
Fieldfare
Slavonian Grebe
drake Pintail by Tree Island
2 Cetti’s Warbler
6 Grey Heron
9 Great Crested Grebe
c50 Goldeneye
8 Moorhen

Southorpe in am (GB)

6 Grey Heron
Slavonian Grebe
7 White-fronted Goose
65 Pink-footed Goose flew north west
Long-tailed Duck
Common Scoter
6 Redwing

Offshore Hornsea early am (GB)

All movement north
Red-throated Diver
5 Common Scoter
6 Little Auk

distant drk Pintail off Tree Island - Jeff Cox

distant drk Pintail off Tree Island – Jeff Cox


Fieldfare on KP - Jeff Cox

Fieldfare on KP – Jeff Cox

6th November – Offshore Hornsea early am (GB)

6 Whooper Swan flew south
Great Skua flew south

Kirkholme Point in am

8 Whooper Swan
2 Grey Wagtail

5th November – Kirkholme Point/Northside in (GB,JC)

5 Grey Heron
Slavonian Grebe
8 Tundra Bean Goose
7 White-fronted Goose
1600+ Grey Lag Goose
12 Fieldfare
5 Redwing

4th November – Kirkholme Point/Southorpe in am (GB,AE)

5 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard in off the sea flew south
Slavonian Grebe
Bean Goose flew north east
25 Whooper Swan (15(3 juvs)6 and 4)
Common Scoter
6 Redwing

3rd November – Kirkholme Point/Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (GB,LI,BMJ,JC)

6 Grey Heron
Slavonian Grebe
2 Whooper Swan (adults, departed 10:33)
Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
7 White-fronted Goose
38 Pink-footed Goose flew south;2 at KP
Scaup
70+ Goldeneye
Common Scoter
2 Bearded Tit from Hide (SP)
Treecreeper
2 Goldcrest
Bullfinch
10+ Redwing
25+ Blackbird
30+ Reed Bunting
17 Tree Sparrow
2 Yellowhammer

Patrington Haven mid aft – (MR)

immature Rough-legged Buzzard over the saltmarsh + briefly on bank nr Pumping station 15:00-15:45, then flew WSW towards Outstray Farm
1 Woodcock
Peregrine
good no’s Thrushes along Winestaed Drain and around car park

phonescoped Rough-legged Buzzard at Pat Haven

phonescoped Rough-legged Buzzard at Pat Haven


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Fieldfare + Blackbird along Winestead Drain

Fieldfare + Blackbird along Winestead Drain

2nd November – Kirkholme Point/Southorpe/Wassand Hide in am (GB,AE)

5 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
11 Whooper Swan (adults)
7 White-fronted Goose
2 Tundra Bean Goose
107 Barnacle Goose
2 Pintail
65+ Goldeneye
2 ”redhead”Goosander flew west
Common Scoter
60+ Redwing
Rock Pipit

6 Whooper Swan from Wassand Hide - Alan Elkin

6 Whooper Swan from Wassand Hide – Alan Elkin


Hen Harrier today around Sunk Island

Hen Harrier today around Sunk Island

1st November – Southorpe (GB)

5 Grey Heron
8 Whooper Swan (1 juvenile) departed 10:00
8 Tundra Bean Goose flew north east at 10:10
7 White-fronted Goose
Common Scoter
8 Lapwing