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December Sightings

15th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand (JL)

3 Scaup
42 Pochard
Drake Goosander west
3 Marsh Harrier

14th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,LB)

2 Whooper Swan south
2 Scaup off KP
25 Pochard
Black-necked Grebe off KP
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Dunlin

1 Waxwing at ‘Spring’ Hornsea Garden centre near Sigglesthorne (GR)

Back-necked Grebe off KP – Jon Lamplough

13th December – Hornsea Mere, Northside/Southside (JL,JC,LB)

Brent Goose on Mere near buoy 3
130 Barnacle Goose
2 female Scaup
Peregrine
Kestrel
2 Marsh Harrier
Common Buzzard
Little Egret south over Rolston 08:35 (TI)
6 Reed Bunting
8 Redwing
Brown Hare

Redwing – Jeff Cox


Skylark – Jeff Cox


Kestrel – Jeff Cox


Goldeneye – Jeff Cox

12th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,LI,LB)

2 Marsh Harrier
3 Whooper Swan
3 Goosander (2 drks)
2 Scaup

11th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

Scaup

10th December – Mornsea Here, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,AJ,MR,LB)

130 Barnacle Goose inc Orange FVZ
3 Whooper Swan on Mere at dusk off Heslop’s
1w drake Scaup
male Marsh Harrier
Barn Owl
3 Snipe

Orange FVZ Svalbard Barnacle Goose, rung as a female gosling 07/08/2012 – Ade Johnson


Orange FVZ Svalbard Barnacle Goose along the Southside of the Mere – Ade Johnson


Scaup on the Mere – Ade Johnson

9th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,BMJ,JC)

Great White Egret
5 Grey Heron
8 Whooper Swan south at first light
Shelduck
2 Scaup including a drake
6 Great Crested Grebe
5 Little Grebe
15 Lapwing
Barn Owl
11+ Chaffinch in the Goldfinch/Linnet set-aside flock
4 Greenfinch
Yellowhammer
15+ Tree Sparrow
Treecreeper
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Goldcrest heard

Great White Egret – Jeff Cox


Mute Swan from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Treecreeper – Jeff Cox

8th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL)

8 Whooper Swan including 2 juveniles
Scaup
Common Scoter
c50 Lapwing
Barn Owl

a pale Common Buzzard in the Grimston area – Tim Isherwood


a pale Common Buzzard in the Grimston area – Tim Isherwood

7th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

Scaup
Drake Smew off KP
Little Egret

6th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside/KP (JL,JC,BMJ,MR)

8 Whooper Swan (5 south, 3 briefly on the Mere)
3 Whooper Swan at West Carlton (2ads + juv) then south 14:55
Great white Egret
Little Egret

30+ Twite at Barmston north of caravan site (PM)

4th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand (JL,MR,RL,ML,SC)

130 Barnacle Goose inc Orange FVZ
14 Whooper Swan (8ads + 1 juv flew south 15:20, 4ads + 1 juv in at dusk)
1w drk Scaup
Common Scoter
2 Black-necked Grebe off 2nd Field late afternoon
ad Kittiwake in roost
1w Med Gull in roost
Great White Egret Wassand/roosted Swan Island area
Common Buzzard
Kestrel
Cetti’s Warbler
Brambling

Great White Egret in Wassand – Scott Creek


Whooper Swans over the Mere late afternoon


Common Scoter on the Mere – Roy Lyon

3rd December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,MR)

c130 Barnacle Goose inc Orange FVZ still
13 Whooper Swan (2 south, 11 west)
29 Pink-footed Goose south
2 Female Scaup
Common Scoter
2 Black-necked Grebe
150 Lapwing south
a bird initially identified as an adult Glaucous Gull on the Mere then west over Heslop’s 14:40-14:50 was probably a Glaucous x Herring Gull hybrid
Barn Owl
Otter

Short-eared Owl at Aldbrough (AJ)
100+ Pink-footed Goose

probable Glaucous x Herring Gull hybrid over Heslop’s


probable Glaucous x Herring Gull hybrid over Heslop’s


probable Glaucous x Herring Gull hybrid over Heslop’s

2nd December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand (JL,JC)

3 Whooper Swan south
52 Pink-footed Goose south
47 Pochard
3 Scaup
Common Scoter
Drake Smew
2 Black-necked Grebe
5 Little Grebe
Great White Egret
Little Egret
2 Marsh Harrier
Immature Peregrine north
78 Lapwing
120 Golden Plover south
Treecreeper
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
8+ Long-tailed Tit
2 Coal Tit

adult Black-throated Diver flew close in North past the seafront early afternoon (RL,ML)

drake Smew on the Mere – Jeff Cox


Grey Heron – Jeff Cox


Marsh Harrier in Wassand – Jeff Cox

Marsh Harrier in Wassand – Jeff Cox


the view over Decoy Bay from the new viewing platform in Wassand – Jeff Cox

1st December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,CH)

4 Whooper Swan south
Female Scaup
2 Black necked Grebe
Great white Egret
9 Lapwing

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November Sightings

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

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

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

29th November – Hornsea Mere (JL)

Scaup west of Swan Island

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

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

8 Sanderling + 4 Turnstone Hornsea beach (JC)

Great White Egret in Decoy/Wassand – Roy Lyon


distant Great White Egret on Swan Island – Roy Lyon


2 Goosander of at least 7 recorded today – Roy Lyon



Peregrine on Swan Island – Roy Lyon

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

2 female Scaup
drake Goosander
43 Lapwing
Redshank
Peregrine
Kestrel

drake Goosander in Bull Hole


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

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

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

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


part of the Finch flock by Ouzel Hedge – Jeff Cox


Redwing – Jeff Cox


Golden Brown texture like sun…


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

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

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

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

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

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

Black-necked Swan from KP – Jeff Cox


Pink-footed Geese along the Southside – Jeff Cox


Goosander on the Mere – Jeff Cox

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

Black-necked Grebe
Goosander in Bull Hole

Water Rail recently from the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Water Rail recently from the Mere – Jon Lamplough

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

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

Dunlin on KP today – Roy Lyon


Dunlin on KP today – Roy Lyon


Common Scoter off Swan Island – Roy Lyon

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

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

Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

2 Snow Bunting

Goosander at the Mere – Jon Lamplough


2 Snow Buntings at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


Snow Bunting at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

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

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

Hornsea seafront (TI,MR)

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

redhead Smew on the Mere today – Jon Lamplough


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


2 Eider north off Hornsea South beach

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

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

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

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

Rook at Longbeaches today

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

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

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

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

400+ Little Gulls on sea off Atwick (JH)

Red-breasted Merganser off 2nd Field – Alan Elkin

16th November – Hornsea Mere, KP (JC)

Kestrel by the Mere entrance – Jeff Cox


Carrion Crow at the Mere – Jeff Cox


Reed Bunting – Jeff Cox

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

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

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

Yellowhammer – Scott Creek


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


Golden Plover – Roy Lyon


Angle Shades – Roy Lyon

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

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

13th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

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

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

2 Scaup
2 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
44 Lapwing
Golden Plover south

Great White Egret from Wassand – Jeff Cox


cream crown Marsh Harrier from Wassand – Jeff Cox


Shoveler from Wassand – Jeff Cox

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aldbrough clifftop (AJ,MR)

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

Shore Lark at Aldbrough clifftop – Ade Johnson


distant phonescoped Shorelark at Aldbrough

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

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

Little Egret off 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Turnstone on Hornsea beach this morning – Jeff Cox

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

4 Scaup
3 Little Egret
3 Marsh Harrier
3 Redshank

6th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

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

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

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

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

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

Meadow Pipit 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Roe Deer family in Wassand – Jeff Cox

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

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

Whooper Swan’s over the Mere – Jeff Cox


2 Redshank off 1st Field


Shoveler’s off 1st Field


Water Rail in Wassand – Jeff Cox


Barnacle Geese over the Southside – Jeff Cox


Brown Hare – Jeff Cox


Long-tailed Duck off west


Marsh Harrier – Jeff Cox


Great Crested Grebe’s – Jeff Cox

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

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

Stonechat at Cowden


Stonechat at Cowden


Stonechat at Cowden


Common Buzzard over Cowden

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

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

Setting Sun from 2nd Field


October Sightings

31st October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand/Northside (JL,MR,LB)

Orange FVZ Barnacle Goose still present with Barney flock
4 Scaup
28 Pochard
3 Common Scoter
Rough-legged Buzzard flew north over KP at 15.58
2 Marsh Harrier
Water Rail
12 Golden Plover
Redshank
Snipe
Woodcock over Heslop’s
Grey Wagtail Southside
Rock Pipit 2nd Field

Grimston (TI)

46 Crossbills over early morning

Cowden (MR)

1 Hooded Crow north
4+ Redpoll over
3 Brambling
Chiffchaff
several Crossbill over (heard only)

Water Rail from Wassand Hide – Alan Elkin


Common Scoter’s on the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Grey Wagtail on the Southside today – Jon Lamplough


Grey Wagtail on the Southside today – Jon Lamplough

30th October – Hornsea seawatch 06:30-07:50 (JL,LB)

Common Scoter 11 north, 2 south
Velvet Scoter 1 south
Eider 4 north
Red throated Diver 2 north
Little Gull 1 north
Great Skua 1 north
Little Auk 2 north

Hornsea Mere, KP

2 Scaup
Peregrine

29th October – Hornsea seawatch 06:25-08:55 (JL)

Brent Goose 3 north
Wigeon 2 north
Teal 67 north, 16 south
Common Scoter 93 north, 35 south
Velvet Scoter 2 south
Eider 28 north
Red throated Diver 1 north
Little Gull 1 north
Arctic Skua 1 north
Little Auk 24 north

Hornsea Mere, KP/Northside/Southside (JL,JC,LB)

3 Whooper Swan
2 Scaup
12 Pochard
78 Goldeneye
18 Great crested Grebe
2 Great white Egret
9 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
5 Dunlin
7 Redwing
3 Fieldfare
3 Mistle Thrush
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
18 Skylark
5 Yellowhammer

Whooper Swan’s off KP _ Jon Lamplough


Goldeneye from today – Jeff Cox


Great White Egret – Jeff Cox


Whooper Swan’s on the Mere – Alan Elkin

28th October – Hornsea seawatch 06:15-10:35 + 14:25-15:55 (JL,LB,BMJ,JC,RL,ML)

Brent Goose 3 north, 1 south
Shelduck 4 north
Mallard 12 north, 1 south
Teal 198 north
Tufted Duck 1 north
Goldeneye 8 north, 4 south
Common Scoter 720 north
Velvet Scoter 4 north
Long-tailed Duck 2 north
Eider 85 north
Great-northern Diver 2 north
Red-throated Diver 3 north, 4 south
Great crested Grebe 1 north
Red necked Grebe 1 north
Sooty Shearwater 1 north
Leach’s Petrel 1 north
Peregrine north
Grey Phalarope on the sea
Little Gull 35 north
Great Skua 5 north, 1 south
Little Auk 52 north

Grey Phalarope off Hornsea beach – Jeff Cox


Grey Phalarope off Hornsea beach – Jeff Cox


Grey Phalarope off Hornsea beach – Jeff Cox


Grey Phalarope off Hornsea beach – Jeff Cox


Little Auks north off Hornsea – Jeff Cox


Eider off Hornsea – Jeff Cox


Common Scoter, Wigeon and a Teal – Jeff Cox


Brent Geese north off Hornsea – Jeff Cox


Kittiwakes ad + juv north off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


2 of 4 Velvet Scoter off Hornsea today – Roy Lyon


Little Auk on sea – Roy Lyon


Eider north off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

Cowden – (TM,RW,MC,SC)

Grey Phalarope north
Little Auks
2 Woodcock

all kinds of waifs and stragglers washing up on the coast this weekend – Dicky Ticker


Little Auk north off Cowden – Rich Willison

27th October – Hornsea seawatch 07:20-11:10 + 14:20-16:35 (JL)

Whooper Swan 1 north
Brent Goose 3 north
Mallard 44 north
Wigeon 440 north
Teal 465 north
Tufted Duck 2 north
Goldeneye 14 north
Goosander 1 north
Red breasted Merganser 2 north
Long tailed Duck 1 north
Common Scoter 675 north, 70 south
Velvet Scoter 3 north
Eider 2 north
Great-northern Diver 2 north
Red-throated Diver 7 north, 8 south
Manx Shearwater 9 north
Curlew 1 north
Bar-tailed Godwit 1 north
Sanderling 4 north
Little Gull 1 north
Great Skua 19 north, 5 south
Pomarine Skua 72 north, 16 south
Arctic Skua 3 north
Little Auk 6 north

26th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,LB,BMJ,JH)

19 Whooper Swan (18 on the Mere, then flew south + the regular bird)
4 Scaup
6 Pochard
49 Goldeneye
Great white Egret
Black-tailed Godwit first field
4 Dunlin first field
2 Snipe

Cowden 11:30-14:30 (MR)

36+ Pomarine Skua south (incl a flock of 26 at 12:14)
Long-tailed Duck south
5 Goldeneye north
1 Manx Shearwater south
Common Scoters
winter Thrushes and Starlings in off
10 Golden Plover north
Auks, Gannets, Kittiwakes in good no’s

Grimston totals in 8 hours seawatching (TI)

80 Pomarine Skua south 7 north
10 Bonxie south
5 Arctic Skua
17 Whooper Swan south
178 Little Gull north
5 Manx Shearwater
1 Sandwich Tern north
Merlin
Peregrine
Purple Sandpiper
Gadwall
6 Goosander
3 Goldeneye

Scaup on the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Scaup and Tufted Duck’s on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

25th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,MR,LB)

15 Whooper Swan
Pintail
12 Shoveler
271 Gadwall
382 Wigeon
4 Scaup
240 Tufted Duck
8 Pochard
48 Goldeneye
3 Goosander
17 Great crested Grebe
Great white Egret
5 Dunlin
Grey Wagtail KP
Crossbill west

Rough-legged Buzzard flew NW over Swan Island 14:37 + 2 White-fronted Geese off 1st Field (GB)

Stonechat at Mappleton today


Stonechat at Mappleton today


Jackdaw from KP


candidate ‘sinensis’ Cormorant on the Mere today – Jon Lamplough

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

30 Whooper Swan (23 flew out at first light)
121 Barnacle Goose
111 Gadwall
2 Scaup
45 Goldeneye
18 Great crested Grebe
Great white Egret
Little Egret
Sparrowhawk
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
65 Golden Plover
4 Dunlin
Kingfisher
3+ Fieldfare
6 Redwing

Shoveler from Wassand Hide – Scott Creek


Sparrowhawk along the Southside – Jeff Cox


Scaup off KP – Jon Lamplough


Common Darter – Jeff Cox

23rd October – Hornsea Mere

info regarding the Orange ringed Barnacle Goose currently residing at the Mere:

Orange FVZ was ringed 7/8/2012 at Ny Aalesund, Svalbard, Norway by Maarten Loonen as a female gosling. This bird was last seen on the Solway last winter on 28/10/17 at the RSPB Mersehead reserve near Southerness.

Orange FVZ on 2nd Field 01/10/18

22nd October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,AE,LI,LB)

53 Whooper Swan
Pintail
220 Gadwall
280 Wigeon
4 Scaup
260 Tufted Duck
6 Pochard
14 Goldeneye
5 Little Grebe
Great white Egret
2 Little Egret
Bittern from Wassand hide
4 Dunlin 1st Field/Swan island
Kingfisher

Cowden – (JC)

14 Whooper Swans over, flying South
Stonechat
Kestrel
2 Song Thrush
c400 Wood Pigeon
2 Goldcrest
2+ Cetti’s Warbler

Bittern in Wassand – Alan Elkin


Bittern in Wassand – Alan Elkin


Stonechat at Cowden – Jeff Cox


Whooper Swan over Cowden – Jeff Cox


Long-tailed Tit at Cowden – Jeff Cox


Roe Deer – Jeff Cox

21st October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,LI,BMJ)

11+ Whooper Swan
107+ Barnacle Goose
220 Gadwall
5 Scaup
290 Tufted Duck
15 Pochard
15 Goldeneye
6 Little Grebe
Great white Egret
3 Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
4 Dunlin 1st field
Snipe
Kingfisher
3 Redwing
Mistle Thrush

Aldbrough/Cowden (RL,ML,LI)

1 Lapland Bunting
Hen Harrier ringtail through
1 Stonechat
2 Common Buzzard
1 Woodlark
10 Twite
Blackcap
59 Stock Dove

Lapland Bunting Aldbrough clifftop – Roy Lyon


Lapland Bunting Aldbrough clifftop – Roy Lyon


Lapland Bunting Aldbrough clifftop – Roy Lyon


Scaup and Goldeneye – Jeff Cox


Christ the Redeemer Hornsea style – Jeff Cox

20th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JH,AE,BMJ,MI)

4 Whooper Swan
2 Pintail
4 Scaup
15 Pochard
14 Goldeneye
2 Great white Egret
2 Little Egret
7 Grey Heron
2 Marsh Harrier
4 Dunlin
Kingfisher
3 Brambling
Siskin

Hen Harrier’s through at Cowden + Grimston (AJ,TI)
75 Red-throated Diver off Hilston at dusk
40 Guillemot + 120 Teal (RL)

Redwing at Rolston – Graham Russell


Redwing at Rolston – Graham Russell


Red-throated Diver’s inshore off Hilston – Roy Lyon


Red-throated Diver inshore off Hilston – Roy Lyon


Wren at the Mere – Jon Lamplough

19th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (LI,BMJ,JL,AE)

5 Whooper Swan
c100 Barnacle Goose
2 Pintail
213 Wigeon
3 Scaup
13 Pochard
5 Red crested Pochard
2 Great white Egret
3 Little Egret
4 Lapwing
10 Golden Plover south
Dunlin
Redshank
Rock Pipit KP
1+ Crossbill over

Red-crested Pochard’s off KP – Alan Elkin


Red-crested Pochard’s off KP – Alan Elkin


Whopper Swan’s on the Mere today – Jon Lamplough

18th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,AE,LB,JC)

47 Whooper Swan south + regular bird
3 Pintail
3 Scaup
17 Pochard
13 Great crested Grebe
3 Little Grebe
Great white Egret
2 Little Egret
Curlew south
Dunlin 1st field
Redshank
Snipe
Adult Mediterranean Gull
Chiffchaff
2 Brambling
a calling Hawfinch over Mere at 12:10 (TI)

Kestrel – Jeff Cox


Great White Egret vacating Bull Hole – Jeff Cox


Grey Wagtail on KP – Jeff Cox


Whooper Swan off KP – Alan Elkin

17th October – Hornsea Mere, 1st/2nd Field (JL,JC,MR,LB,BMJ,AE)

12 Whooper Swan east in am + 9 off 1st Field late afternoon
5+ Pintail
5 Goldeneye
40 Pink-footed Goose west
3 Little Egret
Snipe
ad + 2w Med Gull
Yellow-browed Warbler 2nd Field
3+ Chiffchaff
Goldcrest
9+ Brambling

Kestrel in off at North Beach Hornsea

Dolphin sp. seen off North Beach headed south

Grimston in am (TI)

4 Blackcap
4 Chiffchaff
2 Yellow-browed Warbler
170 Skylark
50 Pink-footed Goose
7 Twite
30 Siskin
20 Brambling
Wheatear
3 Stonechat
2 Swallow

16th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand (JL,AE,JC)

6 Pintail
3 Great white Egret
3 Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
Ringed Plover south
Adult Mediterranean Gull west
12 Skylark south
Brambling south

Cowden (MR)

36+ Brambling
several hundred Redwing, Song Thrush, Fieldfare
5+ Ring Ouzel
1 Yellow-browed Warbler
2 Blackcap
4+ Chiffchaff
2+ Cetti’s Warbler
4 Swallow south
juv Marsh Harrier
4 Kestrel

Grimston in pm (TI)

3 Yellow-browed Warbler
20+ Brambling
3 Chiffchaff
Blackcap
Wheatear

Yellow-browed Warbler at Cowden


Yellow-browed Warbler at Cowden

15th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,TI,MR,LB)

No sign today of the White-rumped Swift

3 Great White Egret
104 Barnacle Goose, inc Orange darvic ringed bird
Water Rail
6+ Pintail
Scaup
2+ Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
1+ Short-eared Owl (Northside + Heslop’s)
25 Lapwing north
4 Redshank
2+ Dunlin
Snipe
Golden Plover
Adult Mediterranean Gull
5 Swallow
several hundred Redwing moved through Mere early am
9 House Martin
6+ Brambling

Brambling at Ouzel Hedge


2 of 3 Great White Egret at the Mere today


Barnacle Geese at the West End

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

5 Little Grebe
Great white Egret
4 Little Egret
2 Dunlin
2 Mediterranean Gull (adult & 2nd winter)
4 Swallow
4 House Martin
1 Sand Martin

At around 15:15 Lesley Ball picked up a ‘white-rumped’ Swift sp. feeding/roaming over 1st Field/1st Field reedbed in poor light/weather conditions, from her front window. Lesley spread the news via WhatsApp and shortly after several birders arrived at 1st Field. The bird was identified as a Pacific Swift initially, until later in the afternoon when it was re-identified from better views and pic’s as a White-rumped Swift. A first for Britain!

Some 150 people managed to get to the Mere, before the bird was last seen distantly at the west end of the Mere around 18:10.

White-rumped Swift, Hornsea Mere – Tim Jones


White-rumped Swift, Hornsea Mere – Tim Jones


White-rumped Swift, Hornsea Mere – Tim Jones


White-rumped Swift, Hornsea Mere – Tim Jones


White-rumped Swift, Hornsea Mere – Rich Willison


Twitch on at the Mere, an ever increasing crowd scanning from 2nd Field – Jemma Longthorn

13th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,LB)

Whooper Swan
2 Pintail
Great white Egret
3 Little Egret
21 Lapwing west
2 Mediterranean Gull (adult & 2nd winter)
5 Grey Wagtail south
Ring Ouzel 2nd field
Green Woodpecker 2nd Field
2 Siskin west
2000+ Starling

Yellow-browed Warbler heard at Far Grange (JH)

Ring Ouzel in 2nd Field – Jon Lamplough


Great White Egret dropping in – Jon Lamplough

12th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL)

Pintail
Great white Egret
3 Little Egret
Dunlin
Snipe
2 Mediterranean Gull (adult & 2nd winter)

11th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand/KP (JL,BMJ,JC,LB)

Scaup
14 Pochard
38 Wigeon
5 Little Grebe
2 Great white Egret
4 Little Egret
18 Lapwing
44 Golden Plover
4+ Dunlin
1 Common Sandpiper
Adult Mediterranean Gull west
2 Brambling south
3 Grey Wagtail
3 Snipe
2 Meadow Pipit

Grimston day total (TI)

5 Yellow-browed Warbler
Pied Flycatcher
4 Redstart
70+ Brambling
500+ Song Thrush

Comma at Rolston – Graham Russell

10th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand/Northside (JC,JL,LB)

89+ Barnacle Goose Southorpe area
3+ Grey Heron
6 Pintail
Scaup
2 Goosander west
Great white Egret
3+ Little Egret
30 Golden Plover east
Adult Mediterranean Gull
Kingfisher
120+ Goldfinch Ouzel Hedge area
2 Yellowhammer
12+ Reed Bunting
Bearded Tit Wassand
Small Copper
2 Common Darter

a late/rare record for Aldbrough of a male Brown Argus 7th October – Ade Johnson


Bearded Tit from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox

Bearded Tit from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Bearded Tit from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Kingfisher from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Kingfisher from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Little Grebe’s from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Small Copper form this morning – Jeff Cox

9th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MR,LB)

4+ Pintail
Scaup
Slavonian Grebe
3 Little Grebe
Great white Egret
4 Little Egret
6 Lapwing west + 32 in afternoon
Dunlin 1st field
4 Mediterranean Gull during the morning, adult & 2 1st winter west by 7.25, 2nd winter mid morning. Adult on the mere late afternoon + 1w
5 Stock Dove
Kingfisher
3 Chiffchaff 2nd field
2+ Cetti’s Warbler 3rd Field/Heslop’s
Goldcrest
Redpoll sp over
150+ Goldfinch nr Ouzel Hedge
Brambling over 2nd field
Redwing 2nd field and small group over south in afternoon

7 Common Buzzard at West Carlton (AJ)

Pintail off 1st Field


Common Gull over Heslop’s

8th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside,Wassand/Northside (JL,JC,BMJ,MR,LB)

Pink-footed Goose west
18 Pochard
9 Goldeneye
Common Scoter
15 Great crested Grebe
Adult Slavonian Grebe
Great white Egret
4 Little Egret
Dunlin 1st field + 4 Swan Island spit late afternoon
1+ 1cy Mediterranean Gull
House Martin

West Carlton (AJ)

Red Kite + 3 Common Buzzard early afternoon

Slavonian Grebe spending most of the time mid Mere (aka distant) – Jon Lamplough


Little Grebe from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Little Grebe from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Little Grebe from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Great White Egret from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


upwards of 170 Goldfinch on set-a-side near Ouzel Hedge – Jeff Cox


Barnacle Geese along the Southside, no sign so far of the Orange ringed bird recently – Jeff Cox

7th October – Hornsea seawatch (JL)

Wigeon 5 north
Teal 2 north, 5 south
Common Scoter 145 north, 4 south
Velvet Scoter 1 south
Eider 4 south
Red throated Diver 21 north, 6 south
Red necked Grebe 1 south
Curlew 2 north
Sandwich Tern 2 north
Great Skua 3 north, 1 south

Hornsea seawatch 13:00-15:00 (RL)

95 Pink-footed Goose
Shelduck
2 Pintail
31 Wigeon
25 Teal
31 Common Scoter
10 Red-throated Diver
5 Sandwich Tern
1 Puffin
Male Ring Ouzel in off

Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

Whooper Swan
Great white Egret
3 Dunlin Swan Island spit/1st field
Adult Mediterranean Gull
7 Fieldfare south

Grimston – (TI)

Ring Ouzel
Snow Bunting
40 Siskin
15 Brambling
2 Swallow
Grey Wagtail
20 Redwing
15 Chiffchaff
2 Yellow-browed Warbler

Far Grange – (JH)

Redwing + influx of Blackbirds
also Robins and Dunnock in good no’s

Little Grebe from Wassand Hide – Scott Creek


‘Parasitic type’ Wasp probably ‘Ichneumon’ Wasp from Rolston/Tatooine – Graham Russell


Common Scoters passing north – Roy Lyon

6th October – Hornsea seawatch (JL,BMJ)

Pintail 2 north
Wigeon 56 north
Teal 75 north, 1 south
Common Scoter 472 north
Velvet Scoter 1 north
Red-throated Diver 16 north, 10 south
Manx Shearwater 4 north
Bar-tailed Godwit 1 north
Little Gull 11 north
Sandwich Tern 6 north
Common Tern 1 north
Great Skua 1 north, 2 south
Arctic Skua 8 north, 1 south

Grimston – (TI)

5 Brambling
Willow Warbler
2 Chiffchaff
1 Yellow-browed Warbler (1st of the Autumn at Grimston)

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

78 Pink-footed Goose north-west
225 Gadwall
33 Shoveler
75 Wigeon
70 Teal
160 Tufted Duck
2 Pochard
5 Goldeneye
Great white Egret
2 Little Egret
Snipe
2 1cy Mediterranean Gull
Kingfisher

Grey Wagtail from KP – Graham Russell

4th October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JH,BMJ)

20 Whooper Swan (19 flew south + regular bird)
Pink-footed Goose west
Pintail
140+ Gadwall
32 Shoveler
90+ Wigeon
80+ Teal
Scaup
Pochard
4 Goldeneye
14 Great crested Grebe
Great white Egret
6 Little Egret
1+ Marsh Harrier
Common Sandpiper Swan island spit
Juvenile Mediterranean Gull KP
Grey Wagtail KP
5 Siskin west

Spotted Flycatcher, juv Hobby and Red Kite still Aldbrough/East + West Carlton (AJ)

Little Egret in Bull Hole – Jon Lamplough

3rd October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,MR)

Whooper Swan
c440 Pink-footed Goose west
Scaup
3 Pochard
5 Goldeneye
Great white Egret
5 Little Egret
Common Sandpiper Swan island spit
Adult Mediterranean Gull west
Kingfisher
Fieldfare
2 Siskin west

West Carlton/Aldbrough (AJ,MR)

juv Hobby still
Red Kite

juv Hobby at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


juv Hobby at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

Cowden seawatch 12:30-13:30 (MR)

2 Bonxie north
5 Manx Shearwater
juv Mute Swan on sea
6 Red-throated Diver
16 Common Scoter north
13 Teal
7 Wigeon
1w + 2w Med Gull north

2w Med Gull, a close flyby off Cowden clifftop


Tufted Ducks over KP


Roe Deer

2nd October – Hornsea Mere/Cowden (SC/MR)

Roe Deer on the Woodland walk – Scott Creek


Hornet on the Woodland walk – Scott Creek


Small Copper on the Woodland walk – Scott Creek


Black-headed Gull off Cowden clifftop


Common Gull off Cowden clifftop


Stonechat at Cowden

1st October – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JC,MR)

Whooper Swan off KP and Swan Island spit
4 Little Egret
Greenshank on Tree Island
4 Lapwing Swan Island
2 Curlew over south
juv Marsh Harrier
2 Pintail
3 Scaup
3 Med Gull (2ad’s + 2w)
120+ Barnacle Goose (1 bird wearing an Orange darvic ring on right leg, partially read, last 2 digits in black either VZ or 7Z)
270+ Pink-footed Goose (several groups round the Southside, several groups over WNW + South)

Hornsea seawatch (JL) 06:35-09:55

Wigeon 6 north
Teal 40 north
Common Scoter 2 north, 2 south
Red throated Diver 10 north, 22 south
Sooty Shearwater 1 north
Manx Shearwater 6 north
Grey Heron 1 north
Little Gull 3 north
Sandwich Tern 21 north
Great Skua 12 north, 2 south
Pomarine Skua 1 north
Arctic Skua 1 north

Barnacle Geese in 2nd Field


Pink-feet, Barneys and Greylags in 2nd Field


Pink-feet over the Mere


Barney with orange darvic ring


Fox round the Mere – Jeff Cox


a trickle of Meadow Pipit thru the Mere this morning – Jeff Cox


Teal – Jeff Cox


September Sightings

30th September – Hornsea Mere, East End/1st Field/2nd Field (MR,RL,ML)

Whooper Swan
53+ Pink-footed Geese +70 over south
intermedius ad Lesser Black-backed Gull off spit then west
Scaup
Greenshank
Common Sandpiper
4 Chiffchaff

Hornsea seawatch – 13.00-15.30

5 Teal
3 Common Scoter
15 Red-throated Diver
53 Gannet
1 Kestrel
17 Sandwich Tern
Bonxie
Pomarine Skua
1 Guillemot

Aldbrough (AJ,SB,DB,MR)

juv Hobby still present

juv Hobby at Aldbrough


juv Hobby at Aldbrough


juv Hobby at Aldbrough


Sandwich Terns on groynes off Hornsea beach – Roy Lyon


Scaup – Roy Lyon

29th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,BMJ,MR)

110 Wigeon
90 Teal
2 Pochard
Goldeneye
Great white Egret
3 Little Egret
6+ Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Ringtail Harrier sp. south
Dunlin over
2 Redshank 1st field
4 Snipe Southorpe road
4 Redpoll over 1st/2nd Field in afternoon

Aldbrough/East + West Carlton (AJ,MR)

100+ Pink-footed Goose in stubble fields + 50+ over south
juv Hobby
Red Kite

juv Hobby at Aldbrough


juv Hobby at Aldbrough


juv Hobby at Aldbrough


Pink-feet over Aldbrough

28th September – Hornsea seawatch (JL,BMJ) 06:30-09:50 + 15:10-16:40

Barnacle Goose 25 north
Mallard 1 north
Wigeon 17 north
Teal 20 north, 25 south
Common Scoter 102 north, 3 south
Red-throated Diver 14 north, 31 south
Sooty Shearwater 1 north
Manx Shearwater 12 north
Curlew 1 north
Sandwich Tern 33 north, 4 south
Great Skua 1 north
Arctic Skua 5 north
Puffin 1 north

Common Sandpiper off 1st Field – Alan Elkin

27th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,BMJ,ML)

4 Whooper Swan (including the regular bird)
113 Barnacle Goose
c25 Pink-footed Goose
Pintail
46 Shoveler
3 Pochard
Goldeneye
14 Great crested Grebe
Great white Egret
3+ Little Egret
5+ Grey Heron
2 Marsh Harrier
2+ Curlew over
Dunlin 1st field
Greenshank
Snipe

juv Hobby at Aldbrough Fish ponds (AJ)

juv Hobby at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


juv Hobby at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

26th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC)

Whooper Swan
27 Pink-footed Goose west
8 Pintail
27 Shoveler
110 Teal
7 Pochard
3 Scaup off 1st field
15 Great crested Grebe
Marsh Harrier
Hobby + Hobby through at Rolston (GR)
Curlew west
Common Sandpiper
Greenshank Tree Island
Snipe
2 Mediterranean Gull (adult west early morning, 2nd winter off Swan island in the afternoon)
Juvenile Caspian Gull (or possible hybrid) off Swan Island spit
Kingfisher

25th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand/Northside (JL,JC,RL,ML)

52 Pink-footed Goose west
28 Pintail
12 Shoveler
c95 Wigeon
c70 Teal
165 Tufted Duck
Scaup
20 Pochard
Goldeneye
Great white Egret
3 Little Egret
2+ Marsh Harrier
Merlin south over 1st field
Black-tailed Godwit east
Common Sandpiper
3 Dunlin 1st field
Greenshank Tree Island
3 Snipe 1st field
Adult Mediterranean Gull
Kingfisher
Chiffchaff
5 Cetti’s Warbler
2 Jay
5 Grey Wagtail (4 south, 1 1st field)
6 Comma
2 Small Copper
11 Speckled Wood
Red Admiral
2 Large White
Common Darter
Migrant Hawk

Marsh Harrier and Red Kite at West Carlton early afternoon (AJ)

Snipe off 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Comma at the Mere – Jeff Cox


Hornets at the Mere – Jeff Cox


Marsh Harrier and Great White Egret in Wassand – Jeff Cox


Little Egret – Jeff Cox


Little Egret – Jeff Cox


Grey Heron – Jeff Cox


Snipe off 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Small Copper at Rolston – Graham Russell


Red Underwing Moth blowing up a car tyre at Sigglesthorne – Tim Isherwood

24th September – Hornsea Mere, KP/1st Field/2nd Field (MR,JL,AE)

165 Pink-footed Goose over south
22 Barnacle Goose Swan Island
7 Little Grebe at East End
1 Pintail
3 Scaup off 1st Field
90+ Wigeon
1 Goosander
partial leucistic Coot at East End
Cormorant with red darvic ring on right leg (unread) off Hermitage field
3 Little Egret
Common Buzzard over town/KP then high south
2 Sparrowhawk
Greenshank Tree Island
1 Curlew west
2 Dunlin 1st Field edge
1+ Common Sandpiper
1 flava Wagtail over KP
2 Grey Wagtail 2nd Field

2 of 3 Scaup off 1st Field edge


Sparrowhawk and Jackdaw over 1st Field


Cormorant over 1st Field


Kestrel over 2nd Field


Common Sandpiper off 1st Field – Alan Elkin

23rd September – Hornsea seawatch (JL,BMJ,JC) 06:25-09:10 + 15:10-16:40

Whooper Swan 11 south
Pink-footed Goose 65 south
Wigeon 23 north
Teal 189 north,129 south
Common Scoter 32 north, 20 south, 22 on sea
Red-throated Diver 9 north, 18 south
Sooty Shearwater 3 north
Manx Shearwater 8 north,1 south
Curlew 1 north
Mediterranean Gull juvenile north
Sandwich Tern 113 north, 11 south
Black Tern 1 north
Bonxie 3 north, 2 south
Arctic Skua 8 north

Cowden seawatch (MR)

8 Manx Shearwater north
1 Bonxie
1 Arctic Skua
1 Puffin south
1 Hobby south

Hornsea Mere, 1st/2nd Field

Red-necked Grebe
Great White Egret on northside
3 Ringed Plover
6 Dunlin
Spotted Flycatcher in Wassand (JR)

Dunlin and Ringed Plover off 1st Field


Dunlin off 1st Field


Spotted Flycatcher in Wassand – John Russell


Great White Egrets in Wassand – Alan Elkin


Great White Egrets in Wassand – Alan Elkin

22nd September – Hornsea Mere (JL,JC,MR,BMJ,JH,RL,ML)

Whooper Swan
54 Pink-footed Goose west
2 Red-necked Grebe
2 Great white Egret
4+ Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
3 Ringed Plover (2 1st field + 1 flew over)
Curlew west
2 Ruff (KP/Tree Island/Swan Island)
2+ Common Sandpiper
5 Dunlin 1st field
Greenshank 1st field/Swan island
Redshank 1st Field
Snipe
c4000 House Martin

Ruff on KP this morning – Jeff Cox


Ruff on KP this morning – Jeff Cox


Greenshank off 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Greenshank off 1st Field – Jeff Cox


a small fraction of the House Martin’s at the Mere this morning – Jeff Cox


2 Great White Egrets – Jeff Cox


Great White Egret – Alan Elkin


Great White Egret – Alan Elkin

Hornsea seawatch – 14.30-15.45 (RL,ML)

Pintail south
3 Common Scoter south
2 Eider south
8 Red throated Diver
10 Gannet
8 Sandwich Tern
8 Guillemot

West Carlton, nr Aldbrough (MR,AJ)

ringtail Hen Harrier at 09:20 + 09:47
Red Kite
2+ Marsh Harrier
several Common Buzzard
3 Wheatear
20+ Meadow Pipit
50+ Pink-footed Goose west

‘recordshot’ ringtail Hen Harrier at West Carlton


‘recordshot’ ringtail Hen Harrier at West Carlton


Red Kite at West Carlton


Red Kite at West Carlton

21st September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,LI)

3 Pink-footed Goose + 173 south in evening
2 Red-necked Grebe north east side of Swan island late afternoon/evening
3 Little Grebe
2 Great white Egret + both roosted Swan Island 19:15
5 Little Egret
Hobby
2 Ringed Plover 1st field
Common Sandpiper KP
9 Dunlin 1st field
Curlew Sandpiper 1st field
Snipe first field
Little Gull
Juvenile Mediterranean Gull
Juvenile Caspian Gull Swan Island spit

‘build it and they will come’ Curlew Sandpiper on the reinstated ‘edge’ off 1st Field – Jeff Cox

Curlew Sandpiper off 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Curlew Sandpiper off 1st Field – Jeff Cox


l-r Dunlin, Ringed Plover and Curlew Sandpiper – Jeff Cox


Ringed Plover and Curlew Sandpiper – Jeff Cox

20th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,JC,BMJ)

3 Pink-footed Goose
9 Shoveler
46 Wigeon
60 Teal
15 Great crested Grebe
2 Red-necked Grebe
Little Grebe
2 Great white Egret
4 Little Egret
6+ Grey Heron
Red Kite again from East/West Carlton area (AJ)
Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
2 Ringed Plover 1st field
3 Dunlin 1st field
Greenshank Tree Island
Little Gull
Juvenile Caspian Gull Swan Island spit
Yellow Wagtail
2 Whinchat 1st field
Siskin

Red-necked Grebe on the Mere today, 1 of 2 seen – Jeff Cox


2 Whinchat in 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Whinchat – Jeff Cox

19th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,AE)

c30 Pink-footed Goose west
46 Wigeon
60 Teal
Red necked Grebe
Great white Egret
5 Little Egret
3 Ringed Plover 1st field
4 Dunlin (3 1st field, 1 west)
Common Sandpiper Swan island spit
Greenshank Tree Island
Snipe 1st field
Swift
Kingfisher

Gadwall over KP this morning – Jeff Cox


Little Egret at the Mere – Jeff Cox


blustery conditions at the Mere lately – Jeff Cox


Dunlin and Ringed Plover – Jeff Cox


Dunlin and Ringed Plover – Jeff Cox


Dunlin and Ringed Plover – Jeff Cox

18th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,BMJ,ML,RL)

13 Pink-footed Goose west
6 Pintail
Drake Garganey
Goldeneye
17 Great crested Grebe
Red-necked Grebe south west of Swan island in the morning, off 1st field in the afternoon
5 Little Grebe
2 Great white Egret
3+ Little Egret
4+ Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Hobby
3 Ringed Plover 1st field
2 Ruff Tree Island
3 Dunlin 1st field
Greenshank Tree Island
3 Mediterranean Gull (2 juveniles flew west in the morning, adult east end in the afternoon)

Red-necked Grebe – Jon Lamplough

17th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,JC,MR)

Whooper Swan
134+ Pink-footed Goose (in several groups throughout day)
Great white Egret
2 Little Egret
3 Ringed Plover 1st field
4 Dunlin 1st field
2 Snipe
Little Gull
Redpoll sp 2nd field
23+ Meadow Pipit thru SW

Great White Egret (mugshot) at the Mere today – Jon Lamplough


several groups of Pink-feet loitered at the Mere today before heading mainly west – Jon Lamplough

16th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand/Northside (JL,JC,BMJ,RL,ML)

120 Pink footed Goose south
drake Garganey
5 Pintail
240 Teal
Pochard
Goldeneye
8 Little Grebe
2 Great white Egret (1 still at west end, whilst 1 flew north 8.05)
2+ Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
3+ Hobby
Peregrine
2 Ringed Plover 1st field
9 Golden Plover south
7 Curlew west
2 Ruff Swan Island spit/Tree Island
11 Dunlin (4 1st field, 7 south )
Greenshank Swan Island/Tree Island
Juvenile Yellow legged Gull west of the spit
Juvenile Caspian Gull west of Swan island spit
Reed Warbler at the East end
2 Spotted Flycatcher 1st/2nd field

No sign of the Common Cranes by mid afternoon at West Carlton, but Marsh Harrier, Common Buzzard and Red Kite seen there today (AJ)

Spotted Flycatcher in 2nd Field – Jon Lamplough


4 Dunlin and Ringed Plover’s on the new ‘edge’ at 1st Field – Roy Lyon

15th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,SC)

69 Pink footed Goose
17 Shoveler
49 Wigeon
70 Teal
2 Pochard
11 Great crested Grebe
7 Little Grebe
Great white Egret
4 Little Egret
6+ Grey Heron
1+ Marsh Harrier
1+ Hobby
2 Ringed Plover
Curlew
Ruff Swan island spit
5+ Dunlin
Greenshank Tree Island
4 Redshank west
Snipe
2 Spotted Flycatcher 1st field

pair Common Crane seen again at West Carlton mid afternoon in stubble fields (AJ)

Hobby from Wassand today – Scott Creek

14th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,JC)

15 Pink footed Goose west
17 Shoveler
54 Wigeon
63 Teal
2 Pochard
Goldeneye
8 Little Grebe
Great white Egret in Decoy
3 Little Egret
6+ Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Hobby
4 Curlew
Ruff Swan island spit
8 Dunlin west
Greenshank Swan Island spit
3 Snipe
Barn Owl
Swift
Kingfisher
Yellow Wagtail
Stonechat 1st field

Kingfisher at the Mere – Jon Lamplough

13th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,RL,ML)

17 Shoveler
52 Wigeon
40 Teal
8 Pochard
2 Goldeneye
12 Great crested Grebe
4 Little Grebe
Great white Egret
3 Little Egret
8 Grey Heron
3 Hobby over Swan island
Peregrine over Swan island
2+ Ringed Plover
9 Golden Plover
2 Ruff Swan island spit/Tree island
7 Dunlin west
Greenshank KP
18 Meadow Pipit south

Kingfisher at the East end of the Mere – Roy Lyon

12th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL)

27 Shoveler
54 Wigeon
45 Teal
186 Tufted Duck
8 Little Grebe
Great white Egret
4 Little Egret
6+ Grey Heron
2 Marsh Harrier
Hobby
Ringed Plover
Curlew west
15 Black tailed Godwit south
2 Ruff Swan Island spit/Tree Island
Dunlin
Greenshank Swan Island spit/Tree Island
5 Redshank south
Turnstone south
Kingfisher
9 Meadow Pipit 1st field
Yellow Wagtail 1st field

11th September – Hornsea Mere, Northside/KP/Wassand (JL,RL,ML)

Whooper Swan
14 Pintail
35 Shoveler
40 Wigeon
55 Teal
2 Garganey flew towards Decoy
7 Pochard
Great white Egret
2 Little Egret
5 Grey Heron
2+ Marsh Harrier
3+ Hobby
Peregrine
Curlew
2 Ruff KP/Tree Island
Common Sandpiper

Ruff on KP today – Jon Lamplough


Grey Heron in flight – Roy Lyon


Grey Heron – Roy Lyon


Marsh Harrier – Roy Lyon


Great White Egret at the Mere – Roy Lyon


Hobby at the Mere – Roy Lyon

10th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,JC)

22 Shoveler
46 Wigeon
45 Teal
Garganey east end of Swan island 07.15 am
9 Pochard
Great white Egret
2 Little Egret
6+ Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Hobby
Ringed Plover south
5 Common Sandpiper
Little Gull
Kingfisher
5 Yellow Wagtail 1st field
13+ Meadow Pipit

Little Egret (thru the glass) from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Little Egret (thru the glass) from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Little Egret (thru the glass) from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Great White Egret from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox

9th September – Hornsea Mere, East End (RL,ML,JL)

1+ Little Egret
Grey Plover
2+ Whimbrel
Ruff
Common Sandpiper
6 Dunlin west
juv Marsh Harrier
Hobby
2 Little Gull
Kingfisher
300+ House Martin

Hornsea seawatch mid afternoon 1.75hrs (RL,ML)

9 Red-throated Diver (7 on sea, 1 north, 1 south)
2 Arctic Skua south
1 Pomarine Skua south
2 Common Scoter south
good no’s Kittiwake, Sandwich Tern
2 Common Tern
3 Teal

Skua action off Hornsea included 2 Arctic’s and a Pom today – Roy Lyon


Skua action off Hornsea included 2 Arctic’s and a Pom today – Roy Lyon


Skua action off Hornsea included 2 Arctic’s and a Pom today – Roy Lyon


Skua action off Hornsea included 2 Arctic’s and a Pom today – Roy Lyon


2 Red-throated Diver on the sea off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

Rolston (GR)

of interest at Rolston this Marsh/Willow Tit was present briefly on feeders

probable Marsh Tit at Rolston – Graham Russell


probable Marsh Tit at Rolston – Graham Russell


probable Marsh Tit at Rolston – Graham Russell

7th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,SC)

Whooper Swan
Pintail
27 Shoveler
33 Wigeon
30 Teal
2 Garganey flew towards Decoy
6 Pochard
5 Little Egret
6 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Hobby
Juvenile Peregrine
Ringed Plover
2+ Curlew
5 Common Sandpiper
6 Redshank
2 Little Gull
Swift
Kingfisher
12 Meadow Pipit
4 Flava Wagtail
Otter Wassand Hide

Pintail from KP – Jon Lamplough


Red Underwing Moth at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

6th September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL)

Whooper Swan
27 Shoveler
22 Wigeon
8 Teal
3 Garganey off Tree Island late afternoon
4 Pochard
3 Little Grebe
Great white Egret
2+ Little Egret
5+ Grey Heron
Curlew
Common Sandpiper
Redshank
2 Little Gull
Flava Wagtail

Whooper Swan from KP car park – Jon Lamplough

4th September – Hornsea seawatch (RL,ML,JL,GT), unproductive in morning, picking up from the afternoon into the evening

Shelduck 3 south
Wigeon 18 north
Teal 156 north
Common Scoter 15 north
Red-throated Diver 7 north, 2 south
Fulmar 36 north, 35 south
Manx Shearwater 16 north
Sooty Shearwater north off Grimston (TI)
Bar-tailed Godwit 3 north
Redshank 7 north
Red-necked Phalarope north 18.15 briefly alighting on the sea several times
Little Gull 13 north
Sandwich Tern 191 north
Adult & juv Roseate Tern south 18.55
Black Tern 1 north, 1 south
Bonxie 1 north, 1 south
Arctic Skua 1 north, 8 south
Black Guillemot north 15.00

pair Common Crane still at West Carlton in stubble fields (AJ)

Hornsea Mere (JH), Wassand Hide (SC)

pair Marsh Harrier
Hobby over Swan Island in am + Wassand
Great White Egret
Grey Heron

Grey Heron from Wassand Hide – Scott Creek


Great White Egret from Wassand – Scott Creek

3rd September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,BMJ)

Whooper Swan (associating with the Geese on KP during the afternoon)
51 Shoveler
33 Wigeon
90 Teal
2 Pintail
Garganey off Tree Island
8 Pochard
2 Little Grebe
Great white Egret + roosted 19:30 (LI)
4 Little Egret
6+ Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
1+ Hobby
Peregrine
4 Golden Plover south
1+ Ringed Plover
3 Ruff Swan Island spit/Tree Island
4+ Common Sandpiper
4 Dunlin
Redshank
2 Snipe
3 Little Gull
2 Common Tern
7 Flava Wagtail over 1st/2nd field

pair Common Crane still West Carlton in stubble fields (AJ)

Linnet at the Mere today – Jeff Cox


Sedge Warbler – Jeff Cox


Sparrowhawk – Jeff Cox

2nd September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,BMJ,RL,ML,LI)

pair Common Crane still at West Carlton in stubble fields late am (AJ)
11 Pintail + 4 in evening
42 Shoveler
38 Wigeon
280 Teal
6 Pochard
2 Little Grebe
6+ Grey Heron
Great white Egret
4 Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
Hobby over Cormorant roost + 2 in evening
Peregrine several times over Swan island
5 Avocet flew in briefly
1+ Ringed Plover
Curlew west
4+ Whimbrel west
3 Ruff Swan island spit
5+ Common Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper east end
Snipe
4 Little Gull
Juvenile Caspian Gull Swan Island spit then flew east 08:20am
6 Common Tern
Kingfisher
Redwing in 3rd field in evening (LI)
2 Whinchat Heslops

Teal at the Mere, several hundred passed through the Mere in the last week – Jon Lamplough

Hornsea seawatch (passing south) 14:00 (RL,ML)

8 Arctic Skua (6 harrying Kittiwakes + 2 south)
60 Teal
12 Pintail
2 imm/fem Eider

Marsh Harriers from Wassand Hide – John Sanders


Marsh Harrier in Wassand/Decoy Bay – John Sanders


Great White Egret in flight – John Sanders

1st September – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,BMJ,LB)

Whooper Swan
3 Pintail
28 Shoveler
21 Wigeon
220 Teal
1+ Garganey
11 Pochard
2 Little Grebe
6+ Grey Heron
Great white Egret
3 Little Egret
3 Hobby over Tree Island
Peregrine over Swan island
16 Golden Plover west
2 Ruff Swan Island spit
3+ Common Sandpiper
Curlew south
Greenshank west
2 Little Gull
Flava Wagtail
Grey Wagtail KP

Far Grange seawatch (JH)

2 Red-throated Diver
32 Teal
Pomarine Skua south 13:50
2 Arctic Skua harrying Kittiwake 14:39

pair Common Crane still in stubble fields at West Carlton (AJ)

1+ Garganey at the Mere today- Jon Lamplough


1+ Garganey today at the Mere associating with Teal – Jon Lamplough


August Sightings

31st August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside/KP (JL,RL,ML,LB)

Whooper Swan
c70 Barnacle Goose
123 Coot from KP
Little Grebe
17 Shoveler
13 Wigeon
990 Teal flew in off the sea between 05:40 – 08:20
14 Pochard
6+ Grey Heron
Great white Egret
3 Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
3 Kestrel
Peregrine
13 Lapwing
Ringed Plover
2 Curlew north
2 Ruff Swan Island spit
Dunlin
2+ Common Sandpiper
Redshank
3 Little Gull
6 Common Tern
Grey Wagtail
c100 mixed flock of Greenfinch,Linnet and Chaffinch

c70 Barnacle Geese back around the Mere – Roy Lyon

30th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/1st Field (LB)

fem Marsh Harrier
Redshank
2 Curlew over
1 Snipe
Mute Swan 178
3 Pochard
20+ Swallow
good no’s Sand Martin/House Martin
Great White Egret
3 Little Egret
4 Grey Heron
4 Common Tern
12 Little Gull

pair Common Crane still in stubble fields at West Carlton (AJ)

29th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,JC)

Whooper Swan
47 Shoveler
138 Gadwall
6 Pintail
17 Wigeon
420+ Teal
Drake Garganey off Tree Island
11 Pochard
12 Great crested Grebe
2 Little Grebe
7+ Grey Heron
Great white Egret left it’s Swan island roost at 5.45, then mainly at the west end
2 Little Egret
Peregrine
5 Golden Plover south
4 Curlew south
2 Whimbrel west
2 Ruff Swan Island spit/Tree Island
6+ Common Sandpiper Swan Island spit/Tree Island
Greenshank
Snipe
108 Little Gull early morning
15+ Common Tern
Flava Wagtail
Grey Wagtail KP

pair Common Crane again in fields at West Carlton this afternoon (AJ)

juv Great Crested Grebe at the Mere – Jeff Cox


Great White Egret from Wassand – Jeff Cox


Great White Egret from Wassand – Jeff Cox


Reed Warbler from today – Jeff Cox

28th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,LB)

Whooper Swan
19 Shoveler
2 Wigeon
30 Teal
4 Pochard
8+ Grey Heron
6+ Little Egret
Hobby
4 Curlew west
Whimbrel west
Ruff Swan island spit
5+ Common Sandpiper
220 Little Gull early morning, c2000 early afternoon that didn’t linger (LB)
12+ Common Tern
Yellow Wagtail

West Carlton nr Aldbrough (AJ)

pair Common Crane seen again in stubble fields this afternoon

congregating Mute Swans from Wassand Hide – John Sanders


Great White Egret in flight – John Sanders


Great White Egret in flight – John Sanders


juv Marsh Harrier – John Sanders

27th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,BMJ,AE,AW)

17 Shoveler
2 Wigeon
130 Teal
14 Pochard
7+ Grey Heron
Great white Egret left the roost on Swan island at 05:30 then flew to the west end
4+ Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
1+ Hobby
Ruff (KP, Swan island spit)
7+ Common Sandpiper
Redshank
131 Little Gull early morning
Juvenile Mediterranean Gull
10+ Common Tern
3 Flava Wagtail
3 Arctic Skua (including 1 chasing a Kestrel) off Hornsea seafront late morning (AW)

Ruff from KP today – Alan Elkin

26th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,LI,JC,AE)

6 Shoveler
Wigeon
25 Teal
12 Pochard
12 Great crested Grebe
8+ Grey Heron
Great White Egret
6+ Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
Hobby
Ringed Plover
Grey Plover west
2 Curlew west
4 Whimbrel west
Ruff on Swan island spit
6+ Common Sandpiper
1+ Redshank
2 Greenshank on the south side
146 Little Gull early morning
12+ Common Tern
Kingfisher
4 Grey Wagtail KP

4 Grey Wagtail (ad + juvs locally bred) and Little Gull KP jetties – Jeff Cox


Great White Egret on Tree Island – Jeff Cox


Cormorant completely off its tits on grass – Jeff Cox


4 of 5 Little Egret on Swan Island – Jeff Cox


Marsh Harrier from Wassand – Roy Lyon


ad Hobby from Wassand today – Roy Lyon


ad Hobby from Wassand today – Roy Lyon

25th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,JC,BMJ,AE,LB,RL,ML)

9 Shoveler
4+ Wigeon
25 Teal
17 Pochard
5+ Grey Heron
Great white Egret flew in from the west at 08:35, thereafter showing well at the east end to at least 10:00
7+ Little Egret
3 Marsh Harrier Wassand
Hobby Wassand
2 Ringed Plover Swan Island spit
2 Curlew west
Ruff spit/ tree Island
7 Dunlin (5 west, 2 KP)
5+ Common Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper on south side
Redshank
25 Little Gull
6+ Common Tern
2 Barn Owl
Kingfisher
Yellow Wagtail 1st field

ad Pomarine Skua north off Grimston early morning (TI)
3 Manx Shearwater north off Hornsea seafront (RL,ML)

Great White Egret, almost a regular monthly visitor these days – Jeff Cox


Great White Egret – Jeff Cox


Great White Egret – Alan Elkin


one-eyed Dunlin off KP – Jeff Cox

24th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,LB)

Whooper Swan
8 Shoveler
4 Wigeon
30 Teal
15 Pochard
Black-necked Grebe off south side of Swan island
Sparrowhawk
Marsh Harrier
5+ Grey Heron
7 Little Egret
Ringed Plover south
c75 Golden Plover over northside fields
Ruff Swan island spit
5+ Common Sandpiper
Redshank
48 Little Gull
10+ Common Tern
1+ Yellow Wagtail 1st field
good no’s of hirundines over the Mere

Hornsea seawatch in pm (RL,ML,PS)

Bonxie on sea
Arctic Skua south
35 Knot south
25 Ringed Plover south
1 Oystercatcher south
unidentified small falcon south
good no’s of Gannet, Guillemot, Kittiwake, Sandwich + Common Tern
several groups of (c10+) Common Scoter north

23rd August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,BMJ,JC,LB,MR)

Whooper Swan
2 Shelduck
44 Shoveler
6 Wigeon
70 Teal
11 Pochard
13 Great crested Grebe
6 Little Grebe
Bittern 1st field reedbed early morning
4+ Grey Heron
5+ Little Egret
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Hobby
Whimbrel
9+ Common Sandpiper Swan Island spit/Tree Island/2nd Field
3+ Snipe
1+ Dunlin
230 Little Gull early morning
6 Common Tern
Short-eared Owl south
Flava Wagtail west
Redstart 1st field

Snipe off 1st Field


juv Swallow 1st Field


Magpie from 2nd Field

22nd August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,BMJ,LB)

37 Shoveler
20 Wigeon
320+ Teal
10 Pochard
6 Little Grebe
4 Grey Heron
5 Little Egret
Whimbrel west
Curlew west
3 Common Sandpiper (KP,spit)
Green Sandpiper Swan island spit
Spotted Redshank south side
Redshank
440 Little Gull early morning
12 Common Tern
Meadow Pipit south
Flava Wagtail west
Crossbill flew west

21st August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL)

Whooper Swan
16 Shoveler
6 Wigeon
340 Teal
5 Pochard
6 Little Grebe
4 Grey Heron
7 Little Egret
3 Ringed Plover (1 south, 2 on spit)
Golden Plover
Dunlin on Swan island spit
7+ Common Sandpiper (spit/KP)
Redshank Swan Island spit
Snipe
230 Little Gull
8+ Common Tern

20th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside/KP (JL)

Whooper Swan
12 Shoveler
7 Wigeon
30 Teal
11 Pochard
3 Little Grebe
5 Grey Heron
10 Little Egret
Curlew west
6 Dunlin south
3 Common Sandpiper KP/Swan Island spit
2 Redshank
Greenshank west
c120 Little Gull
10 Common Tern
2 Grey Wagtail KP

Grimston (TI)

migrants logged at Grimston included:

Spotted Flycatcher
3 Whinchat
4 Lesser Whitethroat
3 Whitethroat
15+ Willow Warbler
2 Marsh Harrier

an evening seawatch included:

3 juv Black Tern
Roseate Tern
3 Bonxie

Hornsea South beach 10:15 (AE)

30 Sandwich Tern on groynes
2 Redshank

Sandwich Terns Hornsea South beach this morning – Alan Elkin


Redshank Hornsea South beach – Alan Elkin


Sandwich Tern – Alan Elkin


Common Tern – Alan Elkin

19th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL)

Whooper Swan
31 Shoveler
55 Gadwall
6 Wigeon
120 Teal
14 Pochard
3 Little Grebe
4 Grey Heron
11 Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
53 Golden Plover over northside
Dunlin west
9 Knot south
5 Common Sandpiper Swan Island spit
Green Sandpiper near stream dyke
2 Redshank Swan island spit
Greenshank heard
Snipe Swan island spit
17+ Little Gull
8 Common Tern
Grey Wagtail

18th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,JC)

35 Shoveler
9 Wigeon
Drake Garganey
330+ Teal
14 Pochard
3 Little Grebe
5 Grey Heron
10 Little Egret
1+ Ringed Plover (1 on spit, 1 later flew south)
Curlew west
5 Black tailed Godwit flew south-west
8 Dunlin (7 south, 1 on spit)
5 Common Sandpiper (3 spit, 2 KP)
Green Sandpiper Swan Island spit
2 Redshank (Swan Island spit,KP)
Snipe KP
20+ Little Gull
Juvenile Caspian Gull 10:00am with Gull flock, west of Swan island
14+ Common Tern
3 Flava Wagtail south

Far Grange seawatch (JH)

40+ Teal
good no’s Sandwich Tern
Kittiwake
Gannet
Guillemots close in
2 Common Swift south
Swallows and Sand Martin south

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

276 Mute Swan
Whooper Swan
18 Shoveler
Wigeon
116 Teal
17 Pochard
3 Little Grebe
4 Grey Heron
9 Little Egret
2 Sparrowhawk
Ringed Plover
Grey Plover flew west
3 Dunlin south
4+ Common Sandpiper Swan Island
Green Sandpiper flew east
Redshank on Swan Island spit
Greenshank Swan Island spit
33 Little Gull
14 Common Tern
Flava Wagtail south

16th August – Hornsea Mere, Northside/KP (JL)

Whooper Swan
245 Mute Swan
30 Gadwall
21 Shoveler
2 Wigeon
105 Teal
8 Pochard
7 Little Grebe
4 Grey Heron
10 Little Egret
Ringed Plover Swan Island spit
Curlew north
Black-tailed Godwit Swan Island spit
2 Dunlin west
Wood Sandpiper Swan Island spit
3+ Common Sandpiper Swan Island/KP
2 Redshank Swan Island spit
2+ Greenshank Tree Island/Swan Island spit
2 Snipe Tree Island
76 Little Gull
Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull
10 Common Tern
2 Grey Wagtail KP

Rolston seawatch (GR)

50+ Common Scoter north
2 Sandwich Tern

15th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,MR,LB)

Whooper Swan
47 Shoveler
2 Wigeon
48 Teal + 110 dropped in from NE late evening
Pochard
Goldeneye
7 Little Grebe
4 Grey Heron
9+ Little Egret
Golden Plover 1st/2nd Field edge
Ringed Plover (KP/Swan Island spit)
5 Common Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper Swan Island spit
6 Redshank
2 Greenshank (1 south, 1 on spit)
15 Little Gull
Juvenile Yellow-legged Gull
8 Common Tern
2 Flava Wagtail west

Whooper Swan on the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Common Tern from 2nd Field


Common Tern from 2nd Field


Golden Plover off 2nd Field

14th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,RL,ML,MR,LB)

Whooper Swan
20 Shoveler
Wigeon
16 Teal
Pochard
Goldeneye
7 Little Grebe
4+ Grey Heron
8+ Little Egret
Water Rail heard
Common Buzzard
2 Curlew south
3 Whimbrel west
2 Common Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper on Swan Island spit
2+ Redshank
2 Greenshank Swan Island spit
34+ Little Gull
12+ Common Tern
Grey Wagtail KP
Flava Wagtail west

Common Tern over 2nd Field in evening

13th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,LB)

5 Shoveler
Wigeon
19 Teal
Pochard
Goldeneye
15 Great crested Grebe
3 Little Grebe
4 Grey Heron
7 Little Egret
fem Marsh Harrier
Juvenile Hobby
1 Curlew
1 Greenshank
4 Common Sandpiper
Snipe
23+ Little Gull
12 Common Tern
10 Swift
Grey Wagtail

Painted Lady at Rolston – Graham Russell

12th August – West Carlton (AJ,MR)

2 Common Crane still in stubble fields till mid afternoon at least

Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside in afternoon (JL,LB)

254+ Mute Swan
8 Great crested Grebe
9 Shoveler
Wigeon
56 Teal
5 Gadwall
Tufted Duck with 8 young
3 Grey Heron
2 Little Egret
4+ Common Sandpiper
Dunlin
2 Redshank
2 Snipe
31 Little Gull
6 Common Tern
100+ Swallow
2 juv Whitethroat 1st Field reedbed

pair Common Cranes at West Carlton


pair Common Cranes at West Carlton


pair Common Cranes at West Carlton


pair Common Cranes at West Carlton

11th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,LB)

Whooper Swan
14 Shoveler
24 Teal
243 Coot from 1st Field
Pochard
Goldeneye
16 Great crested Grebe
5 Grey Heron
4 Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
Hobby
12 Dunlin south
2 Common Sandpiper
Redshank
Greenshank south
2 Curlew 2nd Field
Snipe
12 Little Gull
10 Common Tern
Garden Warbler 2nd Field
14 Lesser Whitethroat
2 Whitethroat
6 Willow Warbler
25 Tree Sparrow

2 Common Crane again in morning at least, at West Carlton (AJ)

10th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,JC)

Whooper Swan
16 Shoveler
Wigeon
14 Teal
Pochard
13 Great crested Grebe
5 Grey Heron
7 Little Egret
Hobby
75 Golden Plover over north side
Curlew on Swan Island spit
3 Black-tailed Godwit (1 south, 2 north)
31 Dunlin south
6 Common Sandpiper
2 Redshank on Swan Island spit
2 Snipe
8 Little Gull
10 Common Tern
Kingfisher

2 Common Crane back at West Carlton from 08:55 (AJ)

2 Common Crane at West Carlton – Jeff Cox


2 Common Crane at West Carlton – Jeff Cox


Common Crane and Ostrich at West Carlton – Jeff Cox

9th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,JC,LB)

Whooper Swan
168 Mute Swan
9 Shoveler
Wigeon
71 Teal
12 Great crested Grebe
Little Grebe
3 Grey Heron
6 Little Egret
Curlew west + 4 north
5 Common Sandpiper
2+ Redshank
5 Little Gull
4 Common Tern
8 Lesser Whitethroat
Grey Wagtail
10 Common Scoter north off Hornsea
9 Sandwich Tern off Hornsea seafront

West Carlton (AJ)

2 Common Crane in stubble field till 16:45 at least, no sign at 19:30

2 Common Crane at West Carlton – Ade Johnson


2 Common Crane at West Carlton – Ade Johnson


Whooper Swan still present at the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Common Tern on KP – Jeff Cox


juv + ad Sandwich Tern Hornsea seafront – Jeff Cox


Sandwich Tern Hornsea seafront – Jeff Cox


Little Gull on the jetties – Jeff Cox

8th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,JC,AE)

Whooper Swan
14 Shoveler
32 Teal
14 Great crested Grebe
2 Little Grebe
5 Grey Heron
5 Little Egret
Whimbrel south
Curlew south
2 Black-tailed Godwit south
Knot south
7 Dunlin south
3 Common Sandpiper
3 Redshank
10 Little Gull
6 Common Tern
Cuckoo flew south

Dunlin on KP – Jeff Cox


worn plumage on the Dunlin – Jeff Cox


Grey Wagtail – Alan Elkin

7th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL)

Whooper Swan
Shelduck
19 Shoveler
Wigeon
36 Teal
12 Great crested Grebe
3 Little Grebe
7 Grey Heron
5 Little Egret
Juvenile Peregrine
2 Ringed Plover south
2 Whimbrel south
4 Black-tailed Godwit south
Dunlin south
5 Common Sandpiper
Redshank
8 Little Gull
8 Common Tern
Kingfisher
Grey Wagtail

Great crested Grebes with juvs from Wassand Hide – John Sanders


Dragonfly action from Wassand Hide – John Sanders

6th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,RL,ML)

Whooper Swan
16 Shoveler
Wigeon
62 Teal
Garganey off Swan Island this morning
Mandarin
Pochard
17 Great crested Grebe
3 Little Grebe
5 Grey Heron
6 Little Egret
3 Marsh Harrier
Hobby
Whimbrel south
Black-tailed Godwit south
5 Dunlin
6 Common Sandpiper
6 Little Gull
8+ Common Tern
Barn Owl
Grey Wagtail

Hummingbird Hawk Moth at Rolston – Graham Russell


Hummingbird Hawk Moth at Rolston – Graham Russell


Hummingbird Hawk Moth at Rolston – Graham Russell


Marsh Harrier and Common Buzzard – Roy Lyon

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

Whooper Swan
38 Shoveler
2 Wigeon
13 Teal
Mandarin
6 Grey Heron
4 Little Egret
Whimbrel south
Curlew south
2 Dunlin south
2 Common Sandpiper
8+ Little Gull + 40+ north off Rolston in evening (GR)
8+ Common Tern
Barn Owl
Grey Wagtail
Garden Warbler at Far Grange (JH)

Tawny Owl at Rolston – Graham Russell

4th August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside/KP (JL,BMJ)

Whooper Swan
Shelduck
45 Shoveler
2 Wigeon
18 Teal
Mandarin
15 Great crested Grebe
3 Little Grebe
6 Grey Heron
4 Little Egret
Hobby
14 Oystercatcher
Lapwing
7 Dunlin south
4 Common Sandpiper
2 Redshank
Greenshank south
3 Snipe
140+ Little Gull
12+ Common Tern
Barn Owl
Grey Wagtail

14 Oystercatcher south off Mappleton – Jeff Cox


Grey Seal off South Cliffs, Hornsea – Jeff Cox


Grey Seal off South Cliffs, Hornsea – Jeff Cox


Grey Seal off South Cliffs, Hornsea – Jeff Cox

3rd August – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,JC,LI)

Whooper Swan
25+ Shoveler
Wigeon
46+ Teal
Garganey off Swan Island
10 Great crested Grebe
7+ Little Grebe
4 Grey Heron
6 Little Egret
Spoonbill on Swan Island spit
Hobby
Pair of Kestrel successfully reared 1 young
Ringed Plover south
6 Black tailed Godwit south
13 Dunlin south
2 Common Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper on Swan island spit
Green Sandpiper + 2 on Seaton pond
7 Redshank south
59+ Little Gull including at least 2 juveniles
2nd calendar year Mediterranean Gull flew east
10+ Common Tern
Barn Owl

Spoonbill on Swan Island spit this morning – Jeff Cox


Spoonbill on Swan Island spit this morning – Jeff Cox


Spoonbill on Swan Island spit this morning – Jeff Cox


Brimstone along Southorpe Road – Jeff Cox


Brimstone along Southorpe Road – Jeff Cox


Brimstone along Southorpe Road – Jeff Cox


juv Little Grebes – Jon Lamplough


juv Little Grebe – Jon Lamplough

2nd August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside/Mere Pelagic (JL,JC,BMJ,LB,RL,ML,LI,AE)

Whooper Swan
29 Shoveler
Wigeon
105 Teal
12+ Great crested Grebe
Bittern in evening off 1st Field
6 Grey Heron
8 Little Egret
Avocet on Swan Island spit before flying west
Whimbrel west
9+ Common Sandpiper
Green Sandpiper + 2 west in evening
Wood Sandpiper on Swan Island spit
5 Black-tailed Godwit flew west in evening
Redshank
Spotted Redshank flew west + 2 in evening
2+ Greenshank on Swan Island spit + 2 west in evening
9 Little Gull
10+ Common Tern
2 Grey Wagtail

Wood Sandpiper on Swan Island spit – Jeff Cox Pelagics Ltd


Wood Sandpiper on Swan Island spit – Jeff Cox Pelagics Ltd


Wood Sandpiper on Swan Island spit – Jeff Cox Pelagics Ltd


Wood Sandpiper on Swan Island spit – Jeff Cox Pelagics Ltd


Greenshank on Swan Island spit – Jeff Cox Pelagics Ltd


Greenshank on Swan Island spit – Jeff Cox Pelagics Ltd


recordshot of the Bittern off 1st Field this evening – Alan Elkin

1st August – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside/KP (JL,JC,LB)

Whooper Swan
21 Shoveler
Wigeon
11 Teal
10 Great crested Grebe
2 Little Grebe
6 Grey Heron
7 Little Egret
9 Lapwing west
Curlew west
Ruff on Swan Island spit
Green Sandpiper
Greenshank south
8+ Common Sandpiper
17+ Little Gull
Juvenile Mediterranean Gull west
20+ Common Tern
Juvenile Black Tern
Kingfisher

ad and juv (31/7) Common Tern from Wassand Hide – John Sanders


Wigeon on the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Fleabane in 2nd Field – Lesley Ball


July Sightings

31st July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,LB,AE)

Whooper Swan
32 Shoveler
2 Wigeon
54 Teal
Mandarin
14 Great crested Grebe
4 Little Grebe
5 Grey Heron
4 Little Egret
10 Avocet south
Ruff on Swan Island spit
Green Sandpiper
11+ Common Sandpiper
2 Dunlin south
3 Redshank south
70 Little Gulls early morning
20+ Common Tern
Juvenile Black Tern
Kingfisher
upto 12 species of Butterfly recorded (LB) along the Southside fields including Painted Lady, Holly and Common Blue and Gatekeeper.

juv Black Tern off KP – Alan Elkin


juv Black Tern off KP – Alan Elkin


juv Black Tern off KP – Alan Elkin


Shoveler from the Mere today – Jon Lamplough


Wigeon on the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Holly Blue at Aldbrough Fish Ponds – Ade Johnson

30th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,MR,LB,ML,RL)

Whooper Swan
14 Shoveler
Wigeon
23 Teal
Drake Garganey flew west
14 Great crested Grebe
4 Little Grebe
4 Grey Heron
7 Little Egret
4+ Marsh Harrier
Merlin flew north-west
Curlew Sandpiper on Swan Island spit in the morning
Dunlin on Swan Island spit
11+ Common Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper on Swan Island spit during the afternoon
5+ Redshank
Snipe
juv Mediterranean Gull
990 Little Gull early morning, majority flying east by 05:30
30+ Common Tern
Arctic Tern
Juvenile Black Tern
Barn Owl
Kingfisher
2 Grey Wagtail KP

Common Tern off Kirkholme Point


Common Sandpiper from KP


juv Black Tern off the jetties


Little Gull from Kirkholme Point


Little Gull over KP


Whooper Swan still present – Roy Lyon


fem Tufted Duck with 8 young – Roy Lyon


Wigeon on the Mere – Roy Lyon

29th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,LI,LB)

Bittern in evening
Whooper Swan
13 Shoveler
14 Teal
6 Pochard
Black-necked Grebe
12 Great crested Grebe
5 Little Grebe
4 Grey Heron
4 Little Egret
Hobby
2 Whimbrel south
Green Sandpiper south + 1 in evening
4+ Common Sandpiper + 10 in evening
104 Little Gull + 300 in evening
2 Sandwich Tern in evening
45+ Common Tern
Juvenile Black Tern
Barn Owl
600+ Swift
Kingfisher
2 Grey Wagtail KP

28th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,JC,LB)

Whooper Swan
Shelduck
14 Shoveler
61 Teal
2 Wigeon
5 Grey Heron
3 Little Egret
6+ Marsh Harrier
Oystercatcher
Ringed Plover west
3 Whimbrel south
3 Curlew west
Knot (Swan Island spit)
3 Dunlin (2 KP, 1 Swan Island spit)
2 Greenshank south
Green Sandpiper south
4+ Common Sandpiper
35 Little Gull
Juvenile Mediterranean Gull west
30+ Common Tern
Juvenile Black Tern
2 Barn Owl
Kingfisher
2 Grey Wagtail KP

Common Sandpiper on KP today – Jon Lamplough


juv Black Tern on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

27th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,JC)

Whooper Swan
7 Shoveler
11 Teal
2 Wigeon
3 Little Grebe
4 Grey Heron
4 Little Egret
9 Dunlin (8 south,1 KP)
5 Common Sandpiper
Knot south
Redshank
4 Curlew west
18 Little Gull
Juvenile Mediterranean Gull
14 Common Tern
Kingfisher
Grey Wagtail

Dunlin on KP – Jon Lamplough


Dunlin on KP – Jeff Cox


Dunlin on KP – jon Lamplough


Grey Wagtail on the jetties – Jeff Cox


Little Gulls on the jetties – Jon Lamplough


Little Gull – Jon Lamplough

26th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Seafront (JL,JC,AE)

Whooper Swan
8 Shoveler
13 Teal
3 Wigeon
11 Great crested Grebe
6 Little Grebe
4 Grey Heron
3 Little Egret
14 Dunlin east
Common Sandpiper
Redshank
Black-tailed Godwit on Swan Island spit
2 Whimbrel south
4 Curlew west
Snipe KP
28 Little Gull
9+ Common Tern

Small Copper in 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


Snipe on KP – Alan Elkin


Black-headed Gull and Common Tern – Jeff Cox


juv Common Tern on Hornsea beach – Jeff Cox

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

Whooper Swan
8 Shoveler
51 Teal
3 Wigeon
3 Pochard
11 Great crested Grebe
5 Little Grebe
4 Grey Heron
5 Little Egret
2 Dunlin south
3+ Common Sandpiper
Redshank south
3 Black tailed Godwit south
3 Curlew west
7 Little Gull
Juvenile Mediterranean Gull off first field
10+ Common Tern

Black-tailed Skimmer in 1st Field – Jon Lamplough

24th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,AE)

Whooper Swan
2 Ruddy Shelduck flew west before returning east, but not subsequently relocated on the Mere
12 Shoveler
41 Teal
5 Wigeon
Goldeneye
10 Great crested Grebe
Little Grebe
4 Grey Heron
5 Little Egret
8 Dunlin (6 south and 2 on KP)
3 Common Sandpiper Swan Island
Redshank south
4 Little Gull
25+ Common Tern
Juvenile Black Tern
Barn Owl
Kingfisher

Dunlin on Kirkholme Point – Alan Elkin


Dunlin on Kirkholme Point – Alan Elkin


Dunlin on Kirkholme Point – Alan Elkin

23rd July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,RL,ML)

Whooper Swan
9 Shoveler
8 Teal
2 Wigeon
Goldeneye
6 Great crested Grebe
Black necked Grebe off Swan Island
2 Little Grebe
5+ Grey Heron
5 Little Egret
4 Common Sandpiper
Black tailed Godwit on KP
7 Little Gull in the morning
Juvenile Mediterranean Gull west
12+ Common Tern
Juvenile Black Tern
Barn Owl

Black-tailed Godwit from KP today – Jon Lamplough


Black-tailed Godwit from KP today – Jon Lamplough


Small Red-eyed Damselflies at Grimston today – Ade Johnson


Small Red-eyed Damselflies at Grimston today – Ade Johnson


Small Red-eyed Damselflies at Grimston today – Ade Johnson


22nd July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL)

Whooper Swan
Pintail
15 Shoveler
12+ Teal
5 Wigeon
Mandarin
10 Great crested Grebe including 2 chicks
2 Little Grebe
4 Grey Heron
2+ Little Egret
3 Common Sandpiper
2 Redshank
15 Little Gull in the morning
2nd calendar year Mediterranean Gull south
12+ Common Tern
Black Tern
Barn Owl
Kingfisher

juv Black Tern from 2nd Field this morning – Jeff Cox


juv Black Tern from 2nd Field this morning – Jeff Cox


juv Black Tern w/Common Tern’s from 2nd Field this morning – Jeff Cox


5 of 6 Grey Heron on the Mere today – Jeff Cox

21st July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,AE)

Whooper Swan
13 Shoveler
29 Teal
6 Wigeon
Mandarin
5 Great crested Grebe
2 Little Grebe
5 Grey Heron
12 Little Egret
2 Oystercatcher
Ringed Plover south
Avocet Swan Island spit
Dunlin south
Common Sandpiper
Redshank south
3 Black tailed Godwit south
4 Curlew south
310 Little Gull In the morning
Adult Mediterranean Gull west
12 Common Tern
Juvenile Black Tern

juv Black Tern from KP this morning – Alan Elkin

20th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside/KP/Seaton Pond (JC,JL,LI,MR,AE,ML,RL,AW et al)

Whooper Swan
10 Shoveler
17 Teal
4 Wigeon
Pochard
8 Great crested Grebe
Little Grebe + adult with 3 young Seaton pond
4 Grey Heron
6+ Little Egret
34+ Dunlin south
2 Common Sandpiper
4+ Redshank south
2 Black-tailed Godwit (Swan Island spit)
2 Curlew south
90 Little Gull + 860 in evening (GB)
15+ Common Tern
Juvenile Black Tern from 6.45 to evening
Adult White-winged Black Tern from 9.00, showing well (albeit distantly) all day
Male Banded Demoiselle Seaton Pond
2 White letter Hairstreaks in Wych Elms near Seaton Pond

White-winged Black Tern recordshot from 2nd Field


White-winged Black Tern recordshot from 2nd Field


White-winged Black Tern recordshot from 2nd Field


White-winged Black Tern recordshot from 2nd Field


White-winged Black Tern over the Mere this morning – Jeff Cox


juv Black Tern off KP – Jeff Cox


juv Black Tern off KP – Jeff Cox


recent image of Purple Hairstreak in Wassand – Scott Creek


Black-headed Gull past 2nd Field

19th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Hornsea Seafront (JL,SC,LI)

Whooper Swan
6 Shoveler
8 Teal
Mandarin
6 Pochard
3 Grey Heron
4 Little Egret
6 Knot south
Common Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper in evening off 2nd Field
81 Dunlin south + 3 in evening
82 Redshank south + 1 in evening
4 Black-tailed Godwit
Kittiwake on the seafront by Sullivans
218 Little Gull early am
10 Common Tern
Barn Owl

1 of 2 male Banded Demoiselle, only a handful of records from Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


Banded Demoiselle at Aldbrough fish ponds – Ade Johnson


Kittiwake on Sullivans roof – Scott Creek

18th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,TI)

Whooper Swan
Black Swan
2 Shelduck
5 Shoveler
7 Teal
Wigeon
Mandarin
Pochard
4 Great crested Grebe
Little Grebe
4 Grey Heron
6 Little Egret
4 Marsh Harrier
8 Dunlin south
Common Sandpiper KP
36 Redshank south
3 Black tailed Godwit east
Curlew north
42 Little Gull early am
10+ Common Tern
Barn Owl
Kingfisher
2 Grey Wagtail KP

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

Whooper Swan (observed copulating with a Mute Swan)
17 Shoveler
35 Teal
Wigeon
Pochard
Goldeneye
2 Great crested Grebe
Little Grebe
5+ Grey Heron
6+ Little Egret
5 Dunlin west/Swan Island spit
2+ Redshank Swan Island spit
Greenshank south
16 Black tailed Godwit west
Whimbrel south
Curlew south
39 Little Gull
Juvenile Yellow legged Gull off first field, then flew west
14+ Common Tern
Barn Owl
Kingfisher

16th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand (JL,SC,RL,ML)

Whooper Swan
8 Shoveler
58 Teal
Pochard
3 Grey Heron
4 Little Egret
Hobby
3 Dunlin (1 south, 2 Swan Island spit)
2 Common Sandpiper (KP)
10 Redshank (Swan Island spit)
17 Black tailed Godwit west
Curlew west
2 Whimbrel west
30 Little Gull
Kingfisher

Sexton Beetle in the process of burying a dead Grass Snake – Roy Lyon


Ruddy Darter in Wassand – Roy Lyon


fem Tufted Duck with 4 young in tow – Roy Lyon

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

Whooper Swan
13 Shoveler
31 Teal
2 Wigeon
7 Pochard
4 Grey Heron
3 Little Egret
Redshank
2 Whimbrel west
Curlew north
59 Little Gull west
8 Common Tern
Yellow Wagtail

14th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

Whooper Swan
7 Shoveler
4 Grey Heron
Little Egret
132 Redshank south
2 Greenshank south
11 Black tailed Godwit south
Adult Mediterranean Gull south
4 Little Gull east
4 Common Tern
Green Woodpecker

13th July – Aldbrough (AJ)

Hummingbird Hawk Moth in Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC)

Whooper Swan
3 Shoveler
12 Wigeon
6+ Grey Heron
5 Little Egret
Hobby
Dunlin east
Redshank (KP)
Curlew west
Whimbrel heard
Little Gull
4 Common Tern
Kingfisher

Whooper Swan off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


Whooper Swan off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


Redshank from KP – Jeff Cox

Cormorant heading out over KP – Jeff Cox


Common Terns off KP – Jeff Cox


distant Common Scoters off Hornsea – Jeff Cox

12th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL)

314 Mute Swan
Whooper Swan
4 Shoveler
Teal
Wigeon
Mandarin
6+ Grey Heron
2 Little Egret
3 Marsh Harrier
Hobby
2 Dunlin
4 Redshank
Curlew
Adult Mediterranean Gull
3 Little Gull
10+ Common Tern

distant ad Med Gull this afternoon – Jon Lamplough


Whooper Swan still present on the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Whooper Swan – Jon Lamplough

11th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL)

312 Mute Swan
Black Swan
5 Shoveler
10 Teal
3 Wigeon
5 Pochard
Red-breasted Merganser (eclipse/1s male off 2nd field then flew west)
Little Grebe
4 Grey Heron
1+ Hobby
2 Curlew
1 Little Gull in the morning, 42 in the afternoon
8 Common Tern

Shovelers off 1st Field today – Jon Lamplough

10th July – Hornsea Mere, KP/Northside (JL)

Shelduck
6 Teal
Mandarin
2 broods of Tufted Duck with 1 and 4 chicks remaining
3 Grey Heron
5 Great crested Grebe
3 Redshank (Swan Island spit)
Curlew north
3 Little Gull
7 Common Tern
Green Woodpecker (KP)

Green Woodpecker around KP today, a bird normally seen at the west end of the Mere – Jon Lamplough

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

Black Swan
3 Shoveler
2 Teal
Mandarin
2 Little Grebe
3+ Grey Heron
7 Little Egret
2 Redshank
Dunlin east
Curlew north
2 Whimbrel north
3 Common Tern
Grey Wagtail

8th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,RL)

Whooper Swan
Shoveler
21 Teal
4 Mandarin
4 Pochard
6+ Grey Heron
10+ Little Egret
6 Great crested Grebe
2 Little Grebe
2 Redshank
Black tailed Godwit
9 Curlew south
Whimbrel south
3 Little Gull
6 Common Tern
Kingfisher

7th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,JC,JH,AE)

270 Mute Swan
Whooper Swan (on Swan Island spit)
2 Shelduck
Wigeon
2 Mandarin
10 Great crested Grebe
2 Little Grebe (including a juvenile)
5+ Grey Heron
6 Little Egret
Hobby
6 Oystercatcher
3 Avocet east
17 Dunlin south
Wood Sandpiper flew south over first field
2 Common Sandpiper (KP)
64 Redshank south
2 Black tailed Godwit south
6 Curlew south
25 Little Gull
4 Common Tern

Wigeon at the Mere – Jon Lamplough

6th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside/KP (JL,JC)

Wigeon
3 Teal
Mandarin
Pochard
6+ Grey Heron
5 Little Egret
Hobby
3 Dunlin east
9+ Redshank
2 Whimbrel
95 Little Gull flew west am, 18 in the afternoon
7+ Common Tern

Little Egret around KP – Jon Lamplough


Little Egret around KP – Jon Lamplough


Little Egrets around Swan Island, upto 5 present there today – Jeff Cox


Oyc and Lapwing Swan Island spit, photo courtesy of Jeff Cox Pelagics Ltd


ad Lesser-black backed Gull – Jeff Cox


Common Tern at the Mere – Jeff Cox


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

Wigeon
4 Grey Heron
5 Little Egret (on Swan Island)
2 Avocet (Swan Island spit)
3 Dunlin east
Redshank
Black tailed Godwit (Swan Island spit)
6 Little Gull
2 Common Tern
Barn Owl
Grasshopper Warbler (singing 1st field)

4th July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside/KP/Wassand (JL,JC)

Wigeon
11+ Teal
3 Mandarin
6 Grey Heron
2 Little Egret
Marsh Harrier
2 Common Buzzard
Hobby
13 Redshank
23 Black tailed Godwit
78 Little Gull flew east during the morning, 35 in the afternoon
10 Common Tern
Goldcrest
2 Coal Tit

Great Crested Grebe – Jon Lamplough


Grey Heron from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Black-headed Gull from Wassand Hide today – Jeff Cox

3rd July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL)

11+ Teal
3 Grey Heron
2 Little Egret
4 Marsh Harrier
Hobby
Little Ringed Plover (flew east after briefly landing on the Water Crowfoot)
Dunlin east
Redshank south
2 Curlew east
14 Little Gull east
6 Common Tern
Yellow Wagtail

2nd July – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL)

16 Teal
Mandarin
3 Grey Heron
2 Little Egret
Hobby
7 Dunlin east
55 Redshank south/Swan Island spit
Greenshank heard
10 Curlew
Whimbrel heard
229 Little Gull east during the morning, 17 in the afternoon
7 Sandwich Tern (over the mere for 10 minutes before flying back east)
2 Common Tern
Barn Owl

1st July – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

297 Mute Swan
3 Teal
Mandarin
Pochard
Little Grebe
8 Grey Heron
2 Little Egret
Greenshank east
22 Curlew east
120 Little Gull east
3 Common Tern

A superb record and the highlight, was of a calling Corncrake heard at the south end of Hornsea from a private area till around 16:00 at least (JC)

juv Cuckoo at Cowden, Dunnock acting as host for this bird – Ade Johnson


juv Great Spotted Woodpecker at Rolston – Graham Russell


Stock Dove at Rolston – Graham Russell


June Sightings

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

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

female Tufted Duck with a brood of 7 – Jon Lamplough


female Tufted Duck with a brood of 7 – Jon Lamplough

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

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

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

Great Crested Grebe at the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Red Admiral – Jeff Cox


plenty of Froglets and Toadlets around Wassand – Jeff Cox


plenty of Froglets and Toadlets around Wassand – Jeff Cox


cream crown Marsh Harriers over Heslop’s – Jeff Cox

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

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

Lesser Whitethroat in 1st Field


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


Otter with catch early this morning – Jon Lamplough

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

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

Whooper Swan off 2nd Field


Whooper Swan off 2nd Field


Whooper Swan off 2nd Field


Ringlet in Heslop’s – Jeff Cox


Emperor Dragonfly off 2nd Field


Barn Owl with prey along the Southside – Jeff Cox


Swift over 2nd Field


female Marsh Harrier over Decoy/Wassand – Roy Lyon


Hobby over Decoy/Wassand – Roy Lyon


Hobby in Wassand – Roy Lyon


Black-tailed Skimmers in Wassand – Roy Lyon


Emperor Dragonfly in Wassand – Roy Lyon


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

26th June – Aldbrough/Cowden (AJ)

Common Spotted Orchid – Ade Johnson


Common Spotted Orchids – Ade Johnson


Common Spotted Orchid ‘white variant’ – Ade Johnson

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

1 Little Egret

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

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