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December Sightings

11th December – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB,RL et al)

4 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
Kestrel
130+ Gadwall
14 Shoveler
65 Teal
104 Wigeon
64 Pochard
60+ Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck
Common Scoter
Snipe

Long-tailed Duck off Kirkholme – Roy Lyon


Long-tailed Duck off Kirkholme – Roy Lyon

10th December – Southside/KP/Northside (GB)

4 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Great Crested Grebe
76 Mute Swan
12 Greylag Goose
2 Canada Goose
84 Barnacle Goose
330 Mallard
154 Gadwall
14 Shoveler
125 Wigeon
38 Teal
3 Pochard
380 Tufted Duck
85 Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck
420 Coot

9th December – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

8 Shore Lark still

Hornsea Mere – Kirkholme Point (GB)

4 Grey Heron
Little Egret
Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
126 Gadwall
10 Shoveler
12 Teal
36 Wigeon
24 Pochard
fem Common Scoter off 1st Field (RL,ML)
Long-tailed Duck
64 Goldeneye
Grey Wagtail

female Common Scoter off 1st Field – Roy Lyon


female Common Scoter – Roy Lyon

8th December – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

8 Shore Lark still
at least 6 Snow Bunting in a mixed flock of Linnet and Skylarks

a leucistic Starling present at Grimston (TI)

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP/Northside (GB,JL)

4 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
136 Gadwall
11 Shoveler
60+ Teal
110 Wigeon
24 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
70+ Goldeneye

7th December – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

8 Shore Lark still
1 Snow Bunting

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide (JL,GB,RL,ML)

5 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
140+ Gadwall
3 Shoveler
70 Teal
125 Wigeon
24 Pochard
360+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
65+ Goldeneye
33 Golden Plover flew west
Bearded Tit heard near Wassand Hide

male Marsh Harrier – Roy Lyon

6th December – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

8 Shore Lark still
3 Snow Bunting

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP (JL,GB)

4 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
146 Gadwall
5 Shoveler
60 Teal
95 Wigeon
28 Pochard
58 Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck
Common Scoter

5th December – Aldbrough clifftop mid morning (AJ)

8 Shore Lark still
2 Barn Owl

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP (JL,GB)

6 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
Kestrel
68 Barnacle Goose
140+ Gadwall
12 Shoveler
160 Wigeon
55 Teal
33 Pochard
68 Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck
Common Scoter
2 Stonechat
Grey Wagtail
Snow Bunting flew west

4th December – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ,CC et al)

8 Shore Lark present by late afternoon
2 Barn Owl
20+ Linnet

4 of the 8 Shore Lark present today – Chris Cox


Barn Owl at Aldbrough – Chris Cox


Barn Owl at Aldbrough – Chris Cox


Barn Owl at Aldbrough – Chris Cox


Barn Owl at Aldbrough – Chris Cox

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB)

6 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Great Crested Grebe
148 Gadwall
11 Shoveler
101 Teal
105 Wigeon
49 Pochard
48 Goldeneye
Common Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
Barn Owl

3rd December – Aldbrough clifftop (GB,BMJ,AJ)

22 Pink-footed Goose flew south
Barn Owl
3 Shorelark
Chiffchaff near Caravan Park
24 Snow Bunting
2 Lapland Bunting
16 Yellowhammer

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

6 Grey Heron
Little Egret
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
2 Great Crested Grebe
130+ Barnacle Goose
140+ Gadwall
3 Shoveler
60 Teal
70 Wigeon
24 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
2 Bearded Tit near Wassand Hide
850+ Starling roosting at KP/Heslops

2nd December – Aldbrough clifftop (ML,RL et al)

7 Shore Lark (3 + 4)
1 Lapland Bunting

Shore Lark at Aldbrough – Martin Lonsdale


Shore Lark at Aldbrough – Martin Lonsdale


Shore Lark at Aldbrough – Roy Lyon


Shore Lark at Aldbrough – Roy Lyon


Shore Larks at Aldbrough – Roy Lyon


Lapland Bunting at Aldbrough – Roy Lyon

Southside/KP/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,ML et al)

Bittern flew west at Heslops
7 Grey Heron
Little Egret
Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
2 Sparrowhawk
Great Crested Grebe
8 Whooper Swan, 2 ads flew north-west, 4 (2 juvs) flew south-east, 2 Wassand late aft
92 Mute Swan
130+ Barnacle Goose
Pintail from KP in aft
140+ Gadwall
8 Shoveler
Teal
46 Wigeon
360+ Tufted Duck
28 Pochard
1w fem Long-tailed Duck
Common Scoter
65+ Goldeneye
Snipe
1600+ Wood Pigeon at Wassand
2 Stonechat
Redwing
22 Blackbird
520+ Staring roosting near Wassand Hide
760+ Starling roosting at Heslops
14 Reed Bunting
12 Tree Sparrow

drk Pintail off Kirkholme Point – Martin Lonsdale

1st December – Hornsea South cliffs (JC)

46+ Golden Plover
3 Sanderling
2 Turnstone
Little Egret + Grey Wagtail Stream Dike

Golden Plover Hornsea South cliffs – Jeff Cox


Golden Plover Hornsea South cliffs – Jeff Cox


Little Egret Stream Dike – Jeff Cox

Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,JC,GB)

5 Grey Heron
Little Egret
Common Buzzard
male Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Little Grebe
130+Barnacle Goose
3 Shoveler
17 Teal
120 Wigeon
3 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
Chiffchaff at KP

Long-tailed Duck from Kirkholme – Jeff Cox

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November Sightings

30th November – Mappleton (TI)

juv Glaucous Gull circling over at 14:50

Aldbrough (snow covered) – (AJ,RL,ML)

single Snow Bunting + 2 Reed Bunting

ad Med Gull on the Mere – Roy Lyon


Reed Bunting at a snowy Aldbrough – Roy Lyon


1st and 2nd Field in the distance viewed from Seaton Road hide – Roy Lyon


Barnacle Geese in the snedge – Roy Lyon


Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB,ML,RL)

3 Grey Heron
Great Crested Grebe
Pintail
17 Shoveler
25 Teal
70 Wigeon
24 Pochard
80+ Goldeneye
Med Gull from Seaton Road hide

29th November – Aldbrough clifftop midday (MR)

Aldbrough by the sea


Shore Larks at Aldbrough


4 Shore Lark
16+ Snow Bunting though distant

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

4 Grey Heron
Little Egret
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
Kestrel
Great Crested Grebe
130+ Barnacle Goose
140+ Gadwall
4 Shoveler
10 Teal
22 Wigeon
380+ Tufted Duck
34 Pochard
74 Goldeneye
ad fem Long-tailed Duck
Kingfisher
3 Lesser Redpoll

28th November – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ,BMJ,JC)

28 Snow Bunting
4 Lapland Bunting
no sign of Shore Larks

Lapland Bunting at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


Lapland Bunting at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


Lapland Bunting at Aldbrough – Jeff Cox

Southside/KP (JL,GB)

4 Grey Heron
Little Egret
Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
126 Gadwall
5 Shoveler
7 Teal
32 Wigeon
35 Pochard
76 Goldeneye
ad fem Long-tailed Duck
Barn Owl
1450+ Starling roosting at KP/Heslops
3 Lesser Redpoll

27th November – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ,ML,RL et al)

23 Snow Bunting + 4 Shore Lark + Woodcock

Southside/KP (JL,GB,BMJ)

Bittern flew into 1st Field reedbed at 07:17
5 Grey Heron
Little Egret
Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
2 Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
84 Mute Swan
Great Crested Grebe
130+ Barnacle Goose
148 Gadwall
5 Shoveler
6 Teal
46 Wigeon
380+ Tufted Duck
32 Pochard
76 Goldeneye
ad fem Long-tailed Duck off KP
400+ Wood Pigeon flew south
Barn Owl
Grey Wagtail
1600+ Starling roosting at KP/Heslops

Barn Owl quartering scrub at Aldbrough – Roy Lyon


Barn Owl quartering scrub at Aldbrough – Roy Lyon


Woodcock recordshot over the scrub at Aldbrough – Roy Lyon


Common Buzzard on prey at Hilston – Roy Lyon

26th November – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

4 Shore Lark and 2 Snow Buntings still today

Snow Buntings at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


Snow Buntings at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

Southside/KP (JL,GB)

4 Grey Heron
Little Egret
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
74 Mute Swan
148 Gadwall
5 Shoveler
6 Teal
28 Wigeon
12 Pochard
fem Scaup
ad fem Long-tailed Duck
620+ Black-headed Gull
230+ Common Gull
Barn Owl
1400+ Starling roosting at KP/Heslops

Common Gull on Kirkholme – Jeff Cox


Barnacle Geese along the Southside of the Mere – Jeff Cox

25th November – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,BMJ,RL,ML)

4 Grey Heron
Little Egret
Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Little Grebe
3 Great Crested Grebe
4 Whooper Swan flew west
Pink-footed Goose flew west
146 Gadwall
5 Shoveler
13 Teal
90 Wigeon
420+ Tufted Duck
fem Scaup
24 Pochard
72 Goldeneye
ad fem Long-tailed Duck off KP and Swan Island
520+ Coot
Snipe
Barn Owl
Grey Wagtail
1200+ Starling roosting at KP/Heslops
“pale coloured” Starling again at Wassand roost

a KP returning winter regular, Swedish rung Black-headed Gull – Roy Lyon


Swedish rung Black-headed Gull on KP – Roy Lyon


Grey Wagtail on Stream Dike when not round KP – Jeff Cox


Gadwall from KP – Jeff Cox

24th November – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

some images from Ade of the 7 Shore Lark present in the clifftop fields, at least 6 Snow Bunting in the same area

5 of the 7 Shore Lark at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


Shore Lark at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

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

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
160+ Gadwall
5 Shoveler
7 Teal
36 Wigeon
32 Pochard
420+ Tufted Duck
fem Long-tailed Duck at KP
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Barn Owl at Southorpe
Grey Wagtail at KP
1200+ Starling roosting at KP

23rd November – Southside/KP/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB)

3 Grey Heron
2 Little Egret
Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrow hawk
1 Whooper Swan flew west
2 Great Crested Grebe
76 Canada Goose
156 Gadwall
5 Shoveler
48 Wigeon
5 Teal
12 Pochard
70+ Goldeneye
drk Goosander
Woodcock
1450 Starling roosting at KP
25 Siskin at Wassand
fem Long-tailed Duck at KP (CC)
Bearded Tit at Wassand Hide (SP)
Otter near Wassand Hide (CC)
*of interest close scrutiny of the long staying juv Long-tailed Duck (no report today) indicate it’s a first winter female (RL et al)

presumed wintering Harlequin Beetles in Wassand Hide – Roy Lyon


presumed wintering Harlequin Beetles in Wassand Hide – Roy Lyon


Roe Deer in Wassand – Chris Cox


male Marsh Harrier from Wassand Hide – Chris Cox


Grey Heron from Wassand Hide – Chris Cox


Otter from Wassand Hide – Chris Cox


presumed wintering Harlequin Beetles – Chris Cox


Common Buzzard over Wassand – Chris Cox

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

3 Grey Heron
76 Mute Swan
3 Goosander west over Seaton (JL)
Long-tailed Duck off 2nd field (ML et al)
160+ Gadwall
62 Wigeon
4 Teal
12 Pochard
70+ Goldeneye
Barn Owl
Grey Wagtail at KP
1600+ Starling roosting at KP

21st November – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (GB,LB)

4 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
132 Barnacle Goose
156 Gadwall
8 Shoveler
36 Wigeon
7 Teal
10 Pochard
85+ Goldeneye
fem Long-tailed Duck off KP
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Barn Owl
Tawny Owl at Wassand
1500+ Starling roosting at KP

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

3 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
2 Great Crested Grebe
12 Shoveler
28 Teal
44 Wigeon
12 Pochard
drk Goosander
Bearded Tit heard near Wassand Hide
1250+Starling roosting at KP

19th November – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,BMJ,RL,ML,LB)

4 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
5+ Marsh Harrier (3 males +1 with green wing-tags)
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Peregrine
Little Grebe
3 Great Crested Grebe
97 Mute Swan
74 Greylag Goose
66 Canada Goose
130+ Barnacle Goose
430 Mallard
152 Gadwall
12 Shoveler
77 Wigeon
9 Teal
26 Pochard
2 Scaup
410+ Tufted Duck
90+ Goldeneye
1w Long-tailed Duck
redhead Goosander
410 Coot
2 Stock Dove
Barn Owl
Great Spotted Woodpecker
2 Stonechat
35+ Blackbird
2 Redwing
2 Bearded Tit at Wassand Hide
male Brambling near Wassand Hide
1200+ Starling roosting at KP/Heslops
3 Lesser Redpoll
12 Siskin

juv Long-tailed Duck – Roy Lyon


juv Long-tailed Duck – Roy Lyon

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

4 Grey Heron
6 Marsh Harrier (3 males)
3 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
9 Whooper Swan flew south
136 Gadwall
11 Shoveler
2 Teal
115 Wigeon
430+Tufted Duck
14 Pochard
2 Scaup
74 Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck
Woodcock
2 Stock Dove
Barn Owl
Tawny Owl at Wassand
10 Fieldfare
2 Redwing
Mistle Thrush
80+ Pied/alba Wagtail roosting at Wassand
Chiffchaff at Southorpe
450+ Starling roosting Wassand
1500+ Starling roosting at KP
40+ Siskin at Wassand

17th November – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide (JL,GB,LB)

4 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier (2 males)
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
9 Pink-footed Goose flew north-west
98 Gadwall
8 Shoveler
2 Teal
54 Wigeon
13 Pochard
64 Goldeneye
2 Stonechat
1400+ Starling roosting at KP/Southorpe

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

5 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier (1 male,1 with green wing-tags)
3 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
c40 Pink-footed Goose flew west
2 Great Crested Grebe
8 Shoveler
94 Wigeon
11 Pochard
fem Scaup
fem Long-tailed Duck off KP/Swan Island
3 Goosander (1 drk)
2 Woodcock at Wassand
65 Lapwing flew south
90 Golden Plover flew west
ad Med Gull
2 Bearded Tit at Wassand Hide
1600+ Starling roosting at KP
“pale-coloured Starling”seen again at Wassand roost

15th November – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JC,JL,GB,LB)

Cormorant from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Cormorant from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Moorhen in Wassand – Jeff Cox


darvic ringed Mute Swan – Jeff Cox


Goldeneye – Jeff Cox

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
2 ad Whooper Swan off Swan Island departed south-east at 07:38
130+ Barnacle Goose
2 Great Crested Grebe
110+ Gadwall
7 Shoveler
7 Teal
290 Wigeon
380+ Tufted Duck
14 Pochard
2 Scaup
85+ Goldeneye
fem Long-tailed Duck off KP
fem Common Scoter off KP
1 Redshank
160+ Lapwing flew south
Barn Owl
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker
2 Stonechat
2 Bearded Tit near Wassand Hide
2 Treecreeper
48 Blackbird
4 Redwing
Mistle Thrush
3400+ Starling roosting at KP/Southorpe/Heslops
“pale coloured Starling” with pale rump seen again at Wassand roost
3 Lesser Redpoll at Southorpe
Stoat

14th November – Southside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk,KP,Northside (JL,GB,BMJ,RL,ML,LB)

Bittern roosted at Southorpe
5 Grey Heron
Glossy Ibis at Southorpe flew east at 07:22,relocated and seen briefly
further along the Mere edge before flying west at 07:35
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier (1 with green wing-tags)
3 Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
2 Kestrel
120+ Gadwall
5 Shoveler
165+ Wigeon
32 Teal
380+ Tufted Duck
17 Pochard
fem Long-Tailed Duck at KP
2 drk Goosander at KP
420+ Coot
70 Lapwing flew south
Bar-tailed Godwit flew east
Redshank flew west
Barn Owl
2 Stonechat
40+ Blackbird Heslops/Wassand
2 Redwing
Cetti’s Warbler at Heslops
2 Bearded Tit at Wassand Hide
22 Reed Bunting near Heslops
1400+ Starling roosting at KP
40+ Tree Sparrow near Heslops
16 Greenfinch
4 Siskin near Wassand Hide
3 Lesser Redpoll

juv Long-tailed Duck – Roy Lyon


juv Long-tailed Duck – Roy Lyon

13th November – Southside/KP (GB,BMJ,JL,LB)

4 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Whooper Swan
108 Mute Swan
126 Canada Goose
130+Barnacle Goose
108 Gadwall
8 Shoveler
3 Teal
65 Wigeon
380+ Tufted Duck
22 Pochard
130+ Goldeneye
fem Long-tailed Duck off KP
5 Goosander (3 drks)
Barn Owl at Southorpe
1400+ Starling roosting at KP

Offshore Hornsea- (GB,BMJ,06:50-08:50)

All movement north unless stated

5 Red-throated Diver +3 flew South
Black-throated Diver flew south
Great Northern Diver flew south
14 Gannet
9 Teal
37 Goldeneye
29 Common Scoter +22 flew south
2 Long-tailed Duck +1 flew south
9 Sanderling on the beach
16 Kittiwake
13 Little Auk
11 Guillemot
7 Auk spp

12th November – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (GB,BMJ,JL)

Glossy Ibis flew west at 16:01
4 Grey Heron
Peregrine
2 Kestrel
Tundra Bean Goose flew west
126 Canada Goose
130+Barnacle Goose
120+Wigeon
16 Pochard
80+Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck off KP
2 Goosander
720 Black-headed Gull
360 Common Gull
35+Blackbird at Heslops/Wassand
3 Redwing flew west
2 Stonechat at Heslops
Treecreeper at Wassand
17 Greenfinch near Wassand Hide
2 Bullfinch at Wassand
3 Lesser Redpoll

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

Scaup from Wassand Hide – Richard Neale

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier with green wing-tags
4+ Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
Kestrel
Great Crested Grebe
132 Canada Goose
130+ Barnacle Goose
106 Gadwall
7 Shoveler
180+ Wigeon
2 Teal
2 Scaup
380+ Tufted Duck
22 Pochard
86 Goldeneye
fem Long-tailed Duck off KP/Swan Island
160 Lapwing flew west
36 Golden Plover flew south
Snipe flew south
Barn Owl
170+ Pied/alba Wagtail roosting at Wassand
45+ Blackbird at Heslops/Wassand
4 Redwing at Wassand
3800+ Starling roosting at Wassand/Heslops
25+ Siskin at Wassand
Lesser Redpoll

10th November – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide (GB,JL)

Bittern roosting at Wassand Hide
4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
5 Marsh Harrier including 2 with green wing-tags
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
17 Whooper Swan (6 juvs) off Swan Island flew west over Wassand Hide at 15:20
5 Whooper Swan SE over Cowden (TI)
130+ Barnacle Goose
90+ Gadwall
Shoveler
34 Wigeon
48 Teal
380+ Tufted Duck
15 Pochard
2 Scaup
75 Goldeneye
fem Long-tailed Duck off KP/Swan Island
650 Wood Pigeon at Wassand
30+ Blackbird near Wassand Hide
2 Redwing
8000+ Starling roosting at Wassand/Heslops
14 Siskin near Wassand Hide

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

Glossy Ibis in-off at 16:10 flew west over 1st field
4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
2 Whooper Swan flew north
*4 Tundra Bean Goose flew south
90+ Gadwall
9 Shoveler
260+ Wigeon
130+ Teal
350+ Tufted Duck
15 Pochard
2 Scaup
Common Scoter
74 Goldeneye
fem Long-tailed Duck off KP
2 Curlew flew west
22 Lapwing flew west
Barn Owl at Southorpe
5500+ Starling roosted at Heslops
1200+ Starling roosted at Southorpe
*2 Redpoll flew south
*Brambling

8th November – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,AE,BMJ,SC,JC,RL,ML)

Common Buzzard with local riff-raff near Wassand Balk

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
3 Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
2 Kestrel
2 Little Grebe
62 Pink-footed Goose flew west
130+ Barnacle Goose
3 Egyptian Goose off Swan Island
104 Gadwall
4 Pintail
6 Shoveler
260+ Wigeon
210+ Teal
420+ Tufted Duck
70 Pochard
2 Scaup
110+ Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck off KP
redhead Goosander
49 Lapwing flew west
Kingfisher near Wassand Hide
110+ Pied/alba Wagtail roosting at Wassand
45+ Blackbird at Southorpe-Wassand
12 Redwing at Wassand
Bearded Tit near Wassand Hide
7000+ Starling roosting at Wassand/Heslops
Note:- A “pale coloured Starling” with a pale rump associated with the
main flock at Wassand was seen distantly three times prior to roosting
in the reeds.Perhaps an aberrant bird and worthy of closer scrutiny?
2 Brambling heard at Southorpe
2 Redpoll heard near Heslops
12 Siskin at Wassand and 1 heard at Southorpe, 15 in Bull Hole mid aft

juv Long-tailed Duck 8th November – Roy Lyon


juv Long-tailed Duck – Roy Lyon

7th November – Hornsea Mere

fem Long-tailed Duck from the weekend – Martin Lonsdale


juv Long-tailed Duck from the weekend – Martin Lonsdale

Southside/KP (JL,GB)

4 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
*Merlin flew east
92 Gadwall
11 Shoveler
96 Wigeon
41 Teal
340+ Tufted Duck
15 Pochard
2 Scaup
76 Goldeneye
Long-Tailed Duck off Swan Island
10 Lapwing flew west
7 Fieldfare
14 Redwing
30+ Blackbird at Southorpe/Heslops
1200+ Starling roosting at Southorpe/Heslops
*2 Lesser Redpoll at Southorpe
*Brambling heard
*Siskin heard

6th November – 1st Field (AE)

Stonechat 1st Field – Alan Elkin


Stonechat no.2 in 1st Field – Alan Elkin


a rusty tinged Whooper with the 4 this morning – Alan Elkin


3 Whoopers of a group of 4 late morning on Mere – Alan Elkin


Goosander on the Mere – Roy Lyon

Southside/Wassand Hide/KP/Northside (ML,RL,JL,GB,JC,AE,BMJ,IJ)

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
24 Whooper Swan(5 juvs)flew south in am
4 adult Whooper Swan off Swan Island departed south at 15:40
24 Pink-footed Goose flew west
132 Gadwall
Pintail
2 Shoveler
96 Wigeon
10 Teal
380+Tufted Duck
14 Pochard
3 Scaup
110+Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck off KP/Swan Island
drk Goosander
1 Shelduck
650+ Wood Pigeon
22 Fieldfare flew west
5 Redwing flew west
2300+ Starling roosting at Heslops
850+ Starling roosting at Southorpe
Brambling at Southorpe

5th November – Southside/KP/Wassand Hide/Northside (JL,GB,MJB,IJ,RL,ML,EJH,JH)

here for the winter? this ad female has now joined the juv on the Mere – Roy Lyon


ad winter female Long-tailed Duck – Roy Lyon


juv Long-tailed Duck – Roy Lyon

4 Grey Heron
Little Egret
2 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
3 Little Grebe
5 Great Crested Grebe
13 Whooper Swan (7 juvs)
120 Pink-footed Goose flew south
460+ Greylag Goose
240 Canada Goose
130+ Barnacle Goose
98 Gadwall
Pintail
8 Shoveler
183 Wigeon
24 Teal
380+Tufted Duck
Pochard
2 Scaup
87 Goldeneye
2 Long-tailed Duck off KP
720+ Black-headed Gull
240+ Common Gull
700+ Wood pigeon
Barn Owl at Southorpe
1450+ Starling roosting at Southorpe

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

3 Grey Heron
2 Little Egret
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
72 Pink-footed Goose flew south-west
420+ Greylag Goose
130+ Barnacle Goose
74 Gadwall
4 Shoveler
12 Teal
58 Wigeon
440+ Tufted Duck
7 Pochard
2 Scaup (1 drk)
86 Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck off Swan Island
850+ Black-headed Gull
360+ Common Gull
Barn Owl at Southorpe
1300+ Starling roosting at KP/Southorpe

3rd November – KP/Hornsea Beach (JC)

some fine images of the Long-tailed Duck currently showing well at times off the jetties

Long-tailed Duck off KP – Jeff Cox


Long-tailed Duck off KP – Jeff Cox


Long-tailed Duck off KP – Jeff Cox


Long-tailed Duck off KP – Jeff Cox


Long-tailed Duck off KP – Jeff Cox


Sanderling Hornsea Beach inc a ringed bird (unread) – Jeff Cox

Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide (JL,GB,RL,ML,AE)

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
c200 Pink-footed Goose flew west
90+ Gadwall
5 Shoveler
11 Teal
83 Wigeon
330+Tufted Duck
5 Pochard
4 Scaup (2 drks)
70+ Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck off KP/Swan Island
Barn Owl at Southorpe
1200+ Starling roosting at KP/Southorpe

2nd November – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,MI,AE,SP,BMJ,IJ)

4 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Peregrine flew north over KP
11 Whooper Swan (6 juvs) departed south at 10:50
2 Little Grebe
4 Great Crested Grebe
130+ Barnacle Goose
82 Gadwall
2 Shoveler
11 Teal
146 Wigeon
5 Pochard
96 Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck off KP/Swan Island
32 Lapwing flew east
Redshank flew east
Curlew flew east
860+ Black-headed Gull
520+ Common Gull
Barn Owl at Southorpe
Rock Pipit at KP
860+ Starling roosting at KP/Southorpe

Cowden – (JC)

Water Rail
11 Whooper Swan in stubble field
37 Blackbird
2 Barn Owl
Marsh Harrier
Snipe

Whooper Swans – Jeff Cox


Water Rail – Jeff Cox

1st November – Southside/KP/Wassand Hide/Northside (JL,GB,AE)

5 Grey Heron
Great White Egret
Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
7 Whooper Swan (4 juvs) flew south
14 Pink-footed Goose flew west
9 Tundra Bean Goose flew south-west at Southorpe
130+ Barnacle Goose
98 Gadwall
6 Shoveler
12 Teal
90 Wigeon
300+ Tufted Duck
5 Pochard
3 Scaup (1 drk)
108 Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck off KP/Swan Island
30 Golden Plover flew west
450+ Wood Pigeon at Wassand
Barn Owl at Southorpe
2 Green Woodpecker at Wassand
30+ Pied/alba Wagtail roosting at Wassand
3 Stonechat at Southorpe/Heslops
35 Blackbird near Wassand Hide
7 Redwing flew west
Jay at Wassand
7200+ Starling roosting at Wassand/Heslops
1200+ Starling roosting at Southorpe
12 Siskin near Wassand Hide

Long-tailed Duck off KP – Alan Elkin

Long-tailed Duck off KP – Alan Elkin

Grimston – (TI)

Richard’s Pipit
8 Whooper Swan
Redpoll
Twite
Siskin

Richard’s Pipit at Grimston



October Sightings

31st October – Seaton Road Hide/Southside/KP/Northside (ML,RL,JL,GB)

4 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
pair Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
5 Great Crested Grebe
5 Little Grebe
10 Whooper Swan,9 flew north,1 flew west
78 Gadwall
5 Shoveler
64 Teal
80 Wigeon
22 Pochard
68 Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck from KP
fem Common Scoter
Redshank heard
9 Dunlin flew west
Barn Owl at Southorpe
Kingfisher
7000+ Starling roosting at Wassand/Heslops
1200+ Starling roosting at Southorpe

Common Scoter – Roy Lyon

30th October – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (GB,JL)

4 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
107 Mute Swan
5 Little Grebe
6 Great Crested Grebe
3 Pintail
74 Gadwall
8 Shoveler
130+ Wigeon
7 Teal
22 Pochard
320+ Tufted Duck
68 Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck off KP
3 redhead Goosander
17 Lapwing flew north
660+ Black-headed Gull
430+ Common Gull
1100+ Woodpigeon
Barn Owl at Southorpe
9000+ Starling roosting at Wassand/Heslops
800+ Starling roosting at KP/Southorpe

29th October – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (AE,JC,GB,BMJ)

6 Grey Heron including one in-off heading high west
3 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier including one with green wing tags
3 Sparrowhawk
3 Kestrel
6 Whooper Swan
1200+ Greylag Goose
4 Pink-footed Goose
320+ Canada Goose
130+ Barnacle Goose
54 Gadwall
Pintail
12 Shoveler
38 Wigeon
14 Teal
300+ Tufted Duck
5 Pochard
62 Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck off KP and Swan Island
660+ Black-headed Gull
1350+ Wood Pigeon
8 Stock Dove
2 Tawny Owl at Wassand
Barn Owl at Southorpe
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker at Wassand
4 Cetti’s Warbler heard at Wassand/Wassand Hide
34 Pied/alba Wagtail roosting at Wassand
7 Long-tailed Tit
2 Jay at Wassand
2200+ Starling roosting at Wassand/Heslops
12 Siskin at Wassand
2 Bullfinch at Heslops
16 Reed Bunting at Heslops/Wassand

Whooper Swans from Wassand Hide – Alan Elkin


Whooper Swans – Alan Elkin


Whooper Swans – Alan Elkin

28th October – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand(JL,GB,BMJ)

6 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
2 Whooper Swan off Swan Island
660+ Greylag Goose
240+ Canada Goose
52 Gadwall
4 Shoveler
34 Wigeon
12 Teal
270+ Tufted Duck
3 Pochard
44 Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck off KP and Swan Island
redhead Goosander
700+ Black-headed Gull
14 Long-tailed Tit at Wassand
2800+ Starling roosting at KP/Heslops
22 Siskin at Wassand

27th October – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,JC,GB,AE)

6 Grey Heron
3 Common Buzzard
7 Marsh Harrier (2 males)
2 Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
5 Little Grebe
4 Great Crested Grebe
5 Whooper Swan including three juvs from Wassand Hide and departing
south-east at 17:25
43 Pink-footed Goose flew south
480+ Greylag Goose
230+ Canada Goose
130+ Barnacle Goose
2 Shelduck
43 Gadwall
18 Shoveler
110+ Wigeon
42 Teal
160+ Tufted Duck
3 Pochard
57 Goldeneye
Common Scoter at KP
Long-tailed Duck at KP
drk Goosander flew east from Wassand Hide
850+ Black-headed Gull
1100+ Wood Pigeon at Wassand
4200+ Starling roosting at Wassand
24 Siskin near Wassand Hide
*Hawfinch at Southorpe flew west

Whooper Swan from Wassand Hide – Alan Elkin


Whooper Swans (3 juvs) Wassand Hide – Alan Elkin

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

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
5 Whooper Swan near Wassand Hide
3 Pink-footed Goose off Swan Island
4 Little Grebe off KP
4 Great Crested Grebe
7 Shoveler
28 Wigeon
24 Teal
2 Pochard
35 Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck off KP
Redshank flew west
Barn Owl at Southorpe
Bearded Tit heard near Wassand Hide
19 Siskin at Wassand
2 Brambling at Southorpe

Long-tailed Duck off KP this morning – Jeff Cox

25th October – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB)

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrow hawk
4 Likkle Grebe
2 Pink-footed Goose flew south
130+ Barnacle Goose
210+ Canada Goose
43 Gadwall
Shoveler
83 Wigeon
2 Teal
227 Tufted Duck
2 Pochard
51 Goldeneye
Kingfisher
3 Lesser Redpoll
c50 Brambling (LI)

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

3 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
780+ Greylag Goose
180+ Canada Goose
130+ Barnacle Goose
36 Gadwall
6 Shoveler
121 Wigeon
25 Teal
170+ Tufted Duck
2 Pochard
Scaup
15 Goldeneye
850+Black-headed Gull
1150+ Wood Pigeon
Barn Owl at Southorpe
4 Redwing flew south

23rd October – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB)

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
7 Great Crested Grebe
3 Little Grebe
174 Greylag Goose
154 Canada Goose
37 Gadwall
Shoveler
12 Wigeon
28 Teal
165+ Tufted Duck
15 Pochard
36 Goldeneye
Little Gull
Kingfisher

22nd October – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB)

6 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
Tundra Bean Goose near Lady Island flew west
130+ Barnacle Goose
7 Great Crested Grebe
5 Shoveler
65 Wigeon
10 Teal
3 Pochard
3 Scaup
33 Goldeneye
2200+ Wood Pigeon
22 Redwing flew south-west
7 Long-tailed Tit near Wassand Hide
Goldcrest
9600+ Starling roosting at Wassand/Heslops
27 Siskin at Wassand

21st October – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,BMJ,IJ,GB)

4 Grey Heron
3 Common Buzzard
4+Marsh Harrier including a juv.with green wing tags
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
19 Whooper Swan flew south
7 Great Crested Grebe
3 Little Grebe
32 Gadwall
55 Wigeon
17 Teal
2 Pochard
2 Scaup
24 Goldeneye
redhead Goosander off Wassand Hide/Swan Island on 20/10
Grey Wagtail flew north
40 Redwing flew south
Siskin heard
Goldcrest

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

Little Egret
4 Grey Heron
6 Common Buzzard including three in-off flying high south-west
4+ Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
Kestrel
3 Whooper Swan flew south
9 Pink-footed Goose,6 flew north,3 flew south
280+ Greylag Goose
230+ Canada Goose
132+ Barnacle Goose
38 Gadwall
13 Shoveler
40+ Teal
150+ Wigeon
4 Pochard
Scaup
160+ Tufted Duck
33 Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck off Swan Island
Common Snipe
4 Golden Plover flew south
2 Dunlin flew south
2 Little Gull off Swan Island
700+ Wood Pigeon at Wassand
Barn Owl at Southorpe
House Martin near Wassand Hide
4 Meadow Pipit flew south
Ring Ouzel at KP flew south-west
160+ Redwing flew west
5 Bearded Tit near Wassand Hide
7000+ Starling roosting at Wassand/Helsops
7 Redpoll at Southorpe
14 Goldfinch

19th October – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,LB)

Bittern roosted at Southorpe
4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
9 Great Crested Grebe
34 Gadwall
8 Shoveler
15 Wigeon
17 Teal
24 Goldeneye
Common Snipe
600+ Black-headed Gull
Barn Owl at Southorpe
Green Woodpecker at Southorpe
2 Meadow Pipit flew south
12+ Song Thrush at Wassand
25 Redwing flew south
30+ Blackbird at Wassand
2 Bearded Tit near Wassand Hide
550+ Starling roosting at Heslops
12 Siskin at Wassand

18th October – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (GB,LB,AE,JL)

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
2 Kestrel
Whooper Swan flew south
100+ Barnacle Goose
85+ Canada Goose
36 Gadwall
5 Shoveler
39 Wigeon
12 Teal
7 Pochard
Scaup
18 Goldeneye
2 Red-breasted Merganser off Swan Island on 16/10
Barn Owl at Southorpe
30+ Blackbird at Wassand
2 Goldcrest
2700+ Starling roosting at KP
Redpoll flew south
12 Siskin at Wassand

17th October – Southside/KP (GB,LB)

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
85+ Barnacle Goose
2 Pintail
32 Gadwall
3 Shoveler
68 Wigeon
21 Teal
95+ Tufted Duck
7 Pochard
Goldeneye
550+ Black-headed Gull
Barn Owl at Southorpe
2200+ Starling roosting at KP

16th October – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,RL,GB,LB)

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
4+ Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
42 Wigeon
2 Pochard
13 Goldeneye
Barn Owl
Kingfisher
2000+ Starling roosting at KP

15th October – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,GB,LB)

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
120+ Barnacle Goose
27 Gadwall
7 Shoveler
34 Wigeon
22 Goldeneye
2 Golden Plover flew west
ad Med Gull
Kingfisher
Barn Owl at Southorpe
2 Stonechat at Hesops
4000+ Starling roosting at KP

14th October – Southside/KP/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,LB,JC,BMJ,IJ,CC)

7 Grey Heron including one flying high south-west
3 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
74 Mute Swan
13 Great Crested Grebe
3 Little Grebe
380+ Greylag Goose
130+ Canada Goose
120+ Barnacle Goose
35 Gadwall
6 Shoveler
18 Wigeon
14 Teal
120+ Tufted Duck
Pochard
3 Scaup
16 Goldeneye
Little Gull
Green Woodpecker at Southorpe
4 Skylark flew south
22 Meadow Pipit flew south
2 Stonechat at Heslops
Redwing near Wassand Hide
4000+ Starling roosting at KP
10 Siskin near Wassand Hide
22 Reed Bunting
4 Yellowhammer

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

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
10 Great Crested Grebe
32 Gadwall
10 Shoveler
5 Wigeon
11 Teal
Pochard
4 Goldeneye
2 Kingfisher
Barn Owl
Swallow
2000+ Starling roosting at KP/Heslops

12th October – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,GB,LB,BMJ,IJ)

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
14 Great Crested Grebe
Pink-footed Goose
120+ Barnacle Goose
85+ Canada Goose
24 Gadwall
20 Shoveler
63 Wigeon
2 Teal
25 Goldeneye
Snipe flew west
Dunlin flew west
Barn Owl
Wheatear at Southorpe
4 Mistle Thrush near Heslops
2 Goldcrest at Wassand
Brambling heard at Wassand

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

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
2 Kestrel
120+ Barnacle Goose
26 Gadwall
Shoveler
55 Wigeon
Pochard
105 Tufted Duck
2 Scaup
12 Goldeneye
Goosander
Little Gull
Barn Owl
Swallow
35+ Blackbird at Southorpe
15+ Song Thrush at Southorpe
4000+ Starling roosting at KP

10th October – Southside/KP (GB,LB)

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
120+ Barnacle Goose
80+ Canada Goose
3 Shoveler
44 Wigeon
Pochard
4 Goldeneye
Barn Owl at Southorpe
30+ Blackbird
16 Long-tailed Tit
3000+ Starling roosting at KP

9th October – Southside/KP (JL,LB,GB)

4 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
115 Pink-footed Goose flew south
210 Wigeon
170 Teal
13 Goldeneye
10 Meadow Pipit flew south
2 Chiffchaff
3 Goldcrest
Brambling heard

8th October – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,LB,LI,JC,AE,BMJ,IJ,RL,ML)

4 Grey Heron
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
Hobby
2 Kestrel
78 Mute Swan
2 Whooper Swan
14 Great Crested Grebe
460+ Greylag Goose
46 Pink-footed Goose and a Barnacle Goose flew south
80+ Canada Goose
120+ Barnacle Goose
560+ Mallard
36 Gadwall
3 Shoveler
75 Wigeon
4 Teal
Pochard
135+ Tufted Duck
12 Goldeneye
860 Coot
105 Golden Plover flew west
9 Bearded Tit including 3 males were initially observed in flight near
Heslops.The birds were seen well after settling in the reedbed at
Southorpe.
Siskin flew south
Brambling heard

7th October – Southside/KP (JL,GB,LB)

4 Grey Heron
2 Sparrowhawk
3 Kestrel
4 Whooper Swan
120+ Barnacle Goose
Shelduck
28 Gadwall
3 Shoveler
3 Pintail
70 Wigeon
36 Teal
7 Goldeneye
12 Golden Plover flew west
Barn Owl at Southorpe
Green Woodpecker at Southorpe
2 House Martin
11 Swallow
Chiffchaff
Goldcrest
14 Long-tailed Tit near Heslops
3200+ Starling roosting at KP

6th October – Southside/KP/Wassand Hide (JL,GB,LB)

5 Grey Heron
5 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Peregrine
Whooper Swan
12 Great Crested Grebe
23 Gadwall
6 Shoveler
70 Wigeon
Scaup
7 Goldeneye
redhead Goosander
30 Lapwing flew south-west
3 Little Gull
Grey Wagtail
4 House Martin
2 Jay
3000+ Starling roosting at KP
9 Siskin near Wassand Hide
2 Bullfinch near Heslops

5th October – Aldbrough (AJ)

a single Slavonian Grebe coming ashore and resting up on Aldbrough beach today

Slavonian Grebe, Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


Slavonian Grebe, Aldbrough beach – Ade Johnson


Slavonian Grebe, Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

Wassand Hide/Southside/KP (JC,JL,GB)

5 Grey Heron
122 Barnacle Goose + 1 Pink-footed Goose
15 Whooper Swan flew west
11 Great Crested Grebe
12 Shoveler
9 Wigeon
2 Pochard
Little Gull
2 Jay
2 Kingfisher
4 Chiffchaff
1600+ Starling roosting at KP
male Migrant Hawker 2nd field
female Migrant Hawker near hide
female Common Darter Southorpe Rd
Comma near hide
2 Red Admiral near hide
Bloody big Hornet near hide (JC)

offshore Hornsea (06:45-09:00 GB,BMJ)

All movement north unless stated

5 Red-throated Diver +3 flew south
2 Great Northern Diver flew south
Red-necked Grebe
20+ Gannet
3 Brent Goose flew south
3 Grey Plover
5 Great Skua
52 Little Gull
2 Black Tern
4 Auk spp

Whooper Swans – Jeff Cox


Migrant Hawker – Jeff Cox


Hornet by Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Common Darter – Jeff Cox


Migrant Hawker – Jeff Cox


Obscured by Barneys, Pink-floyd Goose – Jeff Cox


Jay in Wassand – Jeff Cox


Comma in Wassand – Jeff Cox

4th October – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (GB,AE,BMJ,RL,EJH,ML,JL,LB)

5 Grey Heron
3 Common Buzzard including one flying south
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
Hobby
Merlin flew south
22 Whooper Swan flew south
190+ Pink-footed Goose flew south
120+ Barnacle Goose
72 Canada Goose
12 Shoveler
44 Wigeon
13 Teal
Pochard
2 Scaup
160+ Tufted Duck
2 Goldeneye
1600+ Black-headed Gull
Little Gull in am
juv Caspian Gull flew east
Barn Owl at Southorpe
2 Bearded Tit near Wassand Hide on 3/10
16 Long-tailed Tit near Heslops
1700+ Starling roosting at KP
5 Redpoll at Southorpe

3rd October – Southside/KP/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (GB,LB,IH)

5 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Hobby
2 Kestrel
16 Pink-footed Goose flew south-west
2 Little Gull in am
juvenile Black Tern, still present at dusk
24 House Martin at KP
16 Swallow at KP
Barn Owl at Southorpe
Yellow Wagtail flew south
Barred Warbler reported near Wassand Hide (IH)
Redstart at Wassand

offshore Hornsea- 0645-0745 (GB)

All movement south

5 Red-throated Diver
Black-throated Diver
12 Gannet
47 Pink-footed Goose-two skeins of 21 & 26
2 Great Skua

2nd October -Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand(JL,LB,GB)

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
3 Kestrel
Hobby at Wassand
30+ Gadwall
10 Shoveler
14 Teal
28 Wigeon
2 Pochard
Scaup
154 Tufted Duck
2 Goldeneye
Snipe flew west
1100+ Black-headed Gull
Little Gull in am, 2 in pm
juvenile Black Tern, still present at dusk
4 Sand Martin
70+ House Martin
60+ Swallow
Barn Owl at Southorpe
1750+ Starling roosting at KP

1st October – Southside/KP/Wassand/Northside (GB,JL,LB)

4 Grey Heron including two flying south-east
Little Egret roosting on Swan Island
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier flew south
2 Kestrel flew south
111 Barnacle Goose
14 Shoveler
27 Wigeon
20 Teal
Scaup
3 Pochard
Goldeneye
66 Lapwing flew south-west
Ruff flew west
1200+ Black-headed Gull
Little Gull in am, 2 in pm
juvenile Black Tern, still present at dusk
40+ House Martin
30+ Swallow
60+ Pied/alba Wagtail roosting at Southorpe
Barn Owl at Southorpe
4 Chiffchaff
22 Long-tailed Tit near Heslops
1400+ Starling roosting at KP
2 Brambling at Wassand


September Sightings

30th September – Cowden 12:30-14:40 (MR)

6 Common Buzzard flew high south 12:30
3 Yellow-browed Warbler
7+ Chiffchaff
3 Redpoll
male Redstart
male Stonechat
3 new in Yellow-broweds at Grimston + Spotted Redshank over NW (TI) by early aft

4 of 6 Common Buzzard high south over Cowden


Yellow-browed Warbler at Cowden


Chiffchaff at Cowden


male Redstart at Cowden

Southside/KP/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (GB,JL,LB,AE)

6 Grey Heron including three flying south
4 Common Buzzard including one in-off flying west and two flying high south
2 Marsh Harrier
2 juvenile Hobby
5 Kestrel including two flying south
120+ Barnacle Goose
34 Gadwall
8 Pintail
34 Wigeon
11 Shoveler
juvenile Garganey off Swan Island
44 Teal
120+ Tufted Duck
Pochard
Goldeneye
53 Golden Plover flew west
Greenshank flew east
760+ Black-headed Gull
3 Little Gull
juvenile Black Tern, still present at dusk
Kingfisher
Green Woodpecker at Wassand
Barn Owl at Southorpe
35 Swallow at Southorpe
110+ House Martin at Wassand Hide
28 Meadow Pipit flew south
Redstart near Wassand Hide
30+ Blackbird
4 Chiffchaff at Wassand
2 Jay
1200+ Starling roosting at KP
13 Siskin at Wassand

29th September – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (GB,MI,JC,AE,BMJ,JL,LB)

Bittern over KP then flew south-west towards Heslops at 10:32
6 Grey Heron including one flying high south-east
Little Egret roosting on Swan Island
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
124 Barnacle Goose
420+ Greylag Goose
65+ Canada Goose
24 Gadwall
10 Shoveler
16 Wigeon
33 Teal
Pochard
110+ Tufted Duck
Goldeneye
10 Ruff blogging in pm
1200+ Black-headed Gull
5 Little Gull in am, 3 in pm
juvenile Black Tern in off at KP at mid-day, still present at dusk
Barn Owl at Southorpe
2 Sand Martin at KP
70+ House Martin at Wassand
24 Swallow at KP
60+ Pied/alba Wagtail roosting at Southorpe
550+ Starling roosting at KP

juv Black Tern off KP, taken from the Southside – Jeff Cox


Whinchat from the 28th Hornsea clifftop – Jeff Cox

28th September – Cowden 10:30-16:30 (MR,AJ)

3+ Yellow-browed Warbler
3 Redstart
7 Wheatear
4 Whinchat
1 Stonechat
16 Siskin
6 Redpoll
1 Willow Warbler
11+ Chiffchaff
30+ Song Thrush
20+ Robin
50+ Goldfinch south along clifftop
9 Grey Heron south (7&2)
Common Buzzard high south
Sparrowhawk
Barn Owl
1 Dunlin south
2 Snipe south

1 of 3 Yellow-browed Warbler’s at Cowden today


phonescoped Whinchat and Wheatear Cowden clifftop


Meadow Pipit Cowden clifftop


Reed Bunting at Cowden


Goldfinches south along the clifftop

Grimston highlights – (TI)

6 Yellow-browed Warbler (new Grimston day total record)
4 Lesser Whitethroat
2 Blackcap
2 Garden Warbler
1+ Brambling
3 Redpoll south
1 Siskin south
2 Willow Warbler
12+ Chiffchaff
30+ Song Thrush
4 Redwing
3+ Ruff south
5+ Ringed Plover

Southside/KP/Wassand/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,LB,AE)

5 Grey Heron including three in off flying west
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
1+ Hobby
113 Barnacle Goose
540+ Greylag Goose
80+ Canada Goose
9 Shoveler
18 Wigeon
11 Teal
5 Pochard
2 Goldeneye
2 Snipe
40+ Lapwing
11 Little Gull in am, 35 in pm
Barn Owl at Southorpe
2 Sand Martin
45+ House Martin
35+ Swallow
80+ Pied/alba Wagtail roosting at Southorpe
11 Meadow Pipit flew south at KP
14 Long-tailed Tit near Heslops
7 Chiffchaff
Goldcrest
500+ Starling roosting at KP

27th September – Cowden (AJ,MR)

1 Yellow-browed Warbler
Redstart
juv Marsh Harrier with double green wing-tags (unread)
Common Buzzard
Whinchat
Chiffchaff

Redstart at Cowden


green wing-tagged (not visible) juv Marsh Harrier over Cowden


juv Great Black-backed Gull over Cowden

Southside of Mere (LB,GB)

2 Grey Heron
Sparrowhawk
120+ Barnacle Goose
550+ Greylag Goose
4 Little Gull in pm
Barn Owl hunting at Southorpe
Green Woodpecker near Heslops
200+ Starling roosting at KP

26th September – Cowden (MR)

2 Yellow-browed Warbler
2 Redstart
6+ Whinchat
2 Stonechat
9+ Chiffchaff
5+ Blackcap
1 Brambling
4 Redpoll
2 Snipe over

1 of 2 elusive Yellow-broweds at Cowden

Southside of Mere – (LB)

8 Little Gull
Barn Owl

25th September – Southside/KP (JC,JL,GB,LB)

3 Grey Heron
c120 Barnacle
c450 Greylags
c130 Canada Goose
Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
23 Shoveler
108 Wigeon
48 Teal
5 Pochard
15 Little Gull in am, 85 in pm
Barn Owl
45 House Martin
75+ Pied/alba Wagtail roosting at Southorpe
Blackcap
Whitethroat
Willow Warbler
40+ Linnet

part of the Barney flock along the Southside – Jeff Cox



juv Little Gull off the jetty – Jeff Cox


recent Yellowhammer pic from the Mere – Jeff Cox

24th September – Southside/KP/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (LB,JL,BMJ,GB)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Hobby
35 Shoveler
68 Wigeon
11 Teal
5 Pochard
Goldeneye
1200 Black-headed Gull
7 Little Gull in am, 35 in pm
Kingfisher
2 Sand Martin
60+ House Martin
30+ Swallow
85+ Pied/alba Wagtail roosting at Southorpe
230+ Starling roosting at KP

23rd September – Southside/KP/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk/Northside (EJH,RL,ML,GB,LB,AE,JL)

3 Grey Heron
3 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
2 Hobby ad + imm
2 Kestrel
18 Great Crested Grebe
74 Pink-footed Goose flew south-west +1 at KP with Greylags
480+ Greylag Goose
22 Canada Goose
124 Barnacle Goose
34 Gadwall
24 Shoveler
20 Wigeon
160+ Teal including 80+ flying high west
5 Pochard
135+ Tufted Duck
Dunlin flew west
80 Lapwing near Heslops
9 Little Gull in am, 16 in pm
Barn Owl hunting at Southorpe in pm
8 Sand Martin
90+ House Martin
60+ Swallow
Treecreeper at Wassand
2 Jay near Wassand Hide

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

3 Grey Heron
34 Shoveler
18 Wigeon
7 Teal
3 Pochard
Goldeneye
4 Little Gull in am, 13 in pm
Green Woodpecker at Southorpe

21st September – Southside/KP (GB,LB,JL)

3 Grey Heron
260+ Cormorant
Common Buzzard
Kestrel
68 Mute Swan
16 Great Crested Grebe
32 Gadwall
42 Shoveler
6 Wigeon
2 Pintail
3 Pochard
140+ Tufted Duck
Curlew flew north
1100 Black-headed Gull
10 Little Gull in am, 26 in pm
12 Sand Martin
260+ House Martin
100+ Swallow

Little Gull from Kirkholme – Rich Willison


Little Gull from Kirkholme – Dicky Ticker


lingering Little Gulls on the jetty – Rich Willison

20th September – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide (EJH,RL,ML,BMJ,LB,GB,JL)

Great White Egret seen in flight by LB and subseqently roosting near Lady Island
Little Egret roosting on Swan Island
4 Grey Heron
juv Marsh Harrier in Wassand
Common Buzzard
1+ Hobby over west end
Sparrowhawk
107 Barnacle Goose
Kestrel
single Pintail off KP & Wassand
13 Shoveler
13 Wigeon
78 Teal
4 Little Gull in am, 62 in pm
Barn Owl at Southorpe
2 Bearded Tit from Wassand
60+ House Martin
400+ Swallow
90+ Pied/alba Wagtail roosting at Southorpe
12 Long-tailed Tit

Little Gull from Kirkholme – Erich Hediger

19th September – Southside/KP (EJH,RL,ML,GB,LB)

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Hobby
119 Barnacle Goose
3 Wigeon
5 Shoveler
25 Teal
15 Pochard
1100+ Black-headed Gull
23 Little Gull in am, 370 in pm
12 Sand Martin
60+ House Martin
80+ Swallow
90+ Pied/alba Wagtail roosting at Southorpe
15 Goldfinch at KP

offshore Hornsea – 06:40-08:00 (GB)

all movement north unless stated

3 Red-throated Diver + 4 high south
41 Cormorant
402 Gannet
25 Teal
3 Wigeon flew south
49 Common Scoter
2 Great Skua
2 Pomarine Skua adult and juvenile
407 Common/commic Tern
4 Sand wich Tern
210 Little Gull
24 Kittiwake
26 auk spp

18th September – Southside/KP (JL,LB,GB)

3 Grey Heron
Kestrel
Hobby
17 Great Crested Grebe
400+ Greylag Goose
28 Shoveler
50 Wigeon
15 Teal
4 Pochard
Goldeneye
Dunlin flew west
2 Curlew flew west
6 Little Gull in am, 170 in pm
Barn Owl
18 Long-tailed Tit

17th September – Southside/KP/Wassand Hide/Northside (AE,GB,LB,JL)

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard including one in off flying south
Marsh Harrier
3 Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
Hobby
92 Mute Swan
24 Canada Goose
23 Wigeon
130+ Teal including 74 flying high west
14 Shoveler
Goldeneye
110+ Lapwing flew north-west
Ruff flew west
620 Black-headed Gull
12 Little Gull in am, 60 in pm
3 Swift
Barn Owl at Southorpe
20 Sand Martin
160+ House Martin
80+ Swallow
2 Grey Wagtail on KP (AE)
Garden Warbler near Wassand Hide
4 Lesser Whitethroat
4 Blackcap
25+ Willow Warbler near Wassand Hide
8 Chiffchaff
Reed Warbler near Wassand Hide
2 Jay
12 Tree Sparrow
24 Linnet near Heslops
65+ Goldfinch near Heslops
4 Yellowhammer
15+ Reed Bunting-Heslops

1 of 2 Grey Wagtails on Kirkholme today – Alan Elkin

16th September – Southside/KP/Northside (GB,JL,LB)

4 Grey Heron
Little Egret
2 Hobby
Sparrowhawk
120+Barnacle Goose
42 Gadwall
18 Wigeon
11 Shoveler
65 Teal
4 Pochard
106 Tufted Duck
2 Scaup
2 Common Sandpiper
480+ Black-headed Gull
12 Little Gull in am, 96 in pm
Barn Owl at Southorpe
24 Sand Martin
630+ House Martin
160+ Swallow
36 Pied/alba Wagtail at KP
22 Goldfinch at KP

offshore Hornsea-06:30-08:45 and 15:50-16:30 (GB)

All movement north unless stated

2 Red-throated Diver
646 Gannet
11 Fulmar
11 Wigeon
81 Teal
55 Common Scoter
6 Purple Sandpiper
Dunlin
2 Arctic Skua
juvenile Long-tailed Skua
2 Little Gull
49 Kittiwake
Little Tern
206 Sandwich Tern
843 Common/Commic Tern
7 Arctic Tern
2 Roseate Tern
Razorbill on the sea
2 Guillemot

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

3 Grey Heron
120+Barnacle Goose
15 Great Crested Grebe
25 Shoveler
15 Wigeon
46 Teal
Scaup at KP
2 Common Sandpiper
620+ Black-headed Gull
9 Little Gull in am, 11 in pm
3 Common Tern
21 Sand Martin
520+ House Martin
220+ Swallow
34 Pied/alba Wagtail at KP
16 Goldfinch at KP

offshore Hornsea-06:20-08:20 and 15:00-16:00 (GB)

All movement north unless stated

3 Red-throated Diver
15 Fulmar
Manx Shearwater flew south
Sooty Shearwater
Shag
1,230 Gannet +45 “blogging” in pm
64 Teal
9 Wigeon
3 Tufted Duck
9 Common Scoter
4 Redshank
4 Great Skua flew south
14 Arctic Skua flew south
12 Skua spp flew south
juvenile Pomarine Skua
24 Little Gull
21 Kittiwake
177 Sandwich Tern
932 Common/Commic Tern
2 Puffin
4 Auk spp

14th September – Hornsea seafront

The highlight was of an extremely close Great Shearwater which flew north around 17:30 seen from Morrow Ave (GT). The same bird was then seen from the fog station at Flamborough at 18:44 (BR).
Also a juv Long-tailed Skua earlier in the day from the seafront (TI).

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

3 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Hobby
Kestrel
120+ Barnacle Goose
36 Gadwall
2 Pintail
4 Shoveler
9 Wigeon
62 Teal
5 Pochard
60+ Tufted Duck
2 Common Sandpiper at KP
760+ Black-headed Gull
10 Little Gull in am, 9 in pm
2 Common Tern
7 Swift
35 Sand Martin
920+ House Martin
160+ Swallow
Jay at Wassand
12 Goldfinch at KP

offshore Hornsea – 13:00-14:40 (GB)

All movement north unless stated

2 Red-throated Diver
165 Gannet
10 Wigeon
9 Teal
14 Common Scoter
4 Great Skua flew south
juvenile Pomarine Skua flew south
12 Arctic Skua flew south
12 skua spp flew south
2 juvenile Long-tailed Skua
2 juvenile Yellow-legged Gull
12 Little Gull
22 Kittiwake
48 Sandwich Tern
145 Common Tern
4 auk spp flew south

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

4 Grey Heron
Sparrowhawk
430+ Greylag Goose
120+ Barnacle Goose
11 Great Crested Grebe
32 Gadwall
9 Shoveler
14 Wigeon
22 Teal
5 Pochard
48 Tufted Duck
420+ Black-headed Gull
8 Little Gull in am and pm
Common Tern
21 Swift
110+ Sand Martin
560+ House Martin
200+ Swallow
22 Goldfinch at KP
32 Pied/alba Wagtail at KP in am

Black-headed Gull on Kirkholme – Jeff Cox

12th September – Southside/KP (GB,MI,AE)

4 Grey Heron
juv Hobby from KP (TI)
Sparrowhawk
420+ Greylag Goose
120+ Barnacle Goose
13 Great Crested Grebe
38 Gadwall
2 Pintail
7 Shoveler
22 Wigeon
16 Teal
6 Pochard
78 Tufted Duck
450+ Black-headed Gull
7 Little Gull in am and pm
2 juv Yellow-legged Gull flew east
8 Swift
54 Sand Martin
760+ House Martin
430+ Swallow
Yellow Wagtail flew south
12 Goldfinch at KP

11th September – Southside/Northside (JL,GB,MI)

4 Grey Heron
Kestrel
123 Barnacle Goose
11 Great Crested Grebe
12 Shoveler
42 Teal
3 Wigeon
9 Pochard
60+ Tufted Duck
135+ Lapwing flew north-west
9 Little Gull in am, 7 in pm
2 Common Tern
3 Swift
44 Sand Martin
560+ House Martin
230+ Swallow
“Roving Tit flock “at Southorpe comprised
55+ Blue Tit,12+ Great Tit and 16 Long-tailed Tit
6 Willow Warbler at Southorpe

10th September – Southside/KP/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,LB)

5 Grey Heron
3 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
2 Peregrine
3 Hobby
Sparrowhawk
13 Great Crested Grebe
158 Mute Swan
460+ Greylag Goose
22 Canada Goose
110+ Barnacle Goose
740+ Mallard
48 Gadwall
2 Pintail
33 Shoveler
3 Wigeon
31 Teal
5 Pochard
56 Tufted Duck
Scaup
820+ Coot
4 Dunlin flew west
5 Little Gull in am and pm
Common Tern
Barn Owl at Southorpe
5 Swift
12 Sand Martin
1,400+ House Martin
650+ Swallow
48 Meadow Pipit flew south
20+ Willow Warbler near Wassand Hide
9 Chiffchaff near Wassand Hide

9th September – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,LB)

5 Grey Heron
2 Little Egret off Swan Island in pm
3+ Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Red Kite flew north
2 Sparrowhawk
2+Hobby
14 Great Crested Grebe
113 Barnacle Goose
2 Pintail
23 Teal
9 Shoveler
20 Wigeon
3 Pochard
130 Golden Plover flew south-west
720 Black-headed Gull in pm
5 Little Gull in am, 6 in pm
juv Yellow-legged Gull off Swan Island
20+ Swift
Kingfisher
420 House Martin in am
200+ Swallow in pm
4 Meadow Pipit flew south

8th September – Southside/KP/Northside (AE,JL,GB,LB)

5 Grey Heron
2 Little Egret roosting on Swan Island
Marsh Harrier
Hobby
Peregrine
17 Great Crested Grebe
22 Teal
5 Pintail
29 Wigeon
6 Pochard
Redshank flew west
1,100+ Black-headed Gull
7 Little Gull in am and pm
juv Yellow-legged Gull off KP in pm
5 Swift
24 Sand Martin
670+ House Martin
430+ Swallow
34 Pied/alba Wagtail at Southorpe in pm
17 Goldfinch at KP

Ringed Plover on Hornsea Longbeaches – Alan Elkin


Pintail from Kirkholme – Alan Elkin

7th September – Southside/KP (JC,JL,LB,GB)

5 Sandwich Tern (1 juv) Hornsea South beach
4 Grey Heron
2 Commmon Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
Hobby
Kestrel
13 Great Crested Grebe
47 Barnacle Goose
10 Teal
9 Shoveler
6 Wigeon
5 Pochard
42 Tufted Duck
16 Dunliin blogging
4 Little Gull in am, 6 in pm
12 Swift
Wheatear at Southorpe
20+ Sand Martin
620+ House Martin
300+ Swallow
Whitethroat near Heslops
3 Willow Warbler
3 Cetti’s Warbler

juv Sandwich Tern on South Beach – Jeff Cox


Little Gulls and Black-headed Gull – Jeff Cox


Barnacle Geese back in Town – Jeff Cox


Marsh Harrier from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox

6th September – Southside/KP (JL,GB,LB)

5 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
2 Hobby
Kestrel
70+ Barnacle Goose
6 Pink-footed Goose flew south
17 Great Crested Grebe
36 Gadwall
45+ Teal
13 Shoveler
5 Wigeon
12 Pochard
64 Tufted Duck
650+ Black-headed Gull
7 Little Gull in am, 5 in pm
juv Yellow-legged Gull flew east
18+ Swift
Kingfisher
4 Sand Martin
860+ House Martin
550+ Swallow
Yellow Wagtail few south
Meadow Pipit flew south
16 Long-tailed Tit at Heslops

5th September – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB,LB)

4 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Hobby
38 Gadwall
82 Teal
10 Pintail
9 Shoveler
18 Wigeon
10 Pochard
54 Tufted Duck
12 Lapwing at Heslops
260+ Black-headed Gull
8 Little Gull in am, 17 in pm
Barn Owl at Southorpe
4 Sand Martin
160+ House Martin
110+ Swallow
16 Pied/alba Wagtail at KP
22 Goldfinch at KP

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

6 Grey Heron
Little Egret
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
21 Great Crested Grebe
178 Teal
15 Shoveler
3 Wigeon
7 Pochard
17 Dunlin blogging
Common Sandpiper
Whimbrel heard
3 Little Gull in am, 6 in pm
2 juv Yellow-legged Gull
Common Tern
Goldcrest at Wassand
16 Long-tailed Tit at Heslops

3rd September – Southside/KP/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (EJH,RL,ML,GB,JL,JC)

7 Grey Heron
2 Little Egret
4 Common Buzzard
3+ Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
2+ Hobby
Barnacle Goose at KP
270+ Cormorant roosting at Lady and Swan Islands
2 Little Grebe
31 Great Crested Grebe
175+ Teal
42 Gadwall
11 Wigeon
8 Shoveler
5 Pochard
54 Tufted Duck
6 Dunlin flew west
4 Curlew flew west
3 Whimbrel flew west
260+ Black-headed Gull
4 Little Gull in am, 3 in pm
2 juv Yellow-legged Gull flew east
12 Swift
42 Sand Martin
75 House Martin
120+ Swallow
14 Long-tailed Tit near Heslops

2nd September – Southside/KP (JL,GB,LB)

5 Grey Heron
Little Egret
Red Kite flew north
2 Common Buzzard
2 Sparrowhawk
2 Peregrine
3 Black-necked Grebe
3 Little Grebe
27 Great Crested Grebe
38 Gadwall
70+ Teal
14 Shoveler
5 Pochard
54 Tufted Duck
Curlew flew east
Redshank
Greenshank flew west
370+ Black-headed Gull
4 Little Gull in am and pm
Barn Owl
35+ Sand Martin
85+ House Martin
60+ Swallow
45+ Pied Wagtail at KP
2 Otter at Southorpe/Swan Island

1st September – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,LB)

9+ Grey Heron
Little Egret
2 Common Buzzard
2+Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
230 Mute Swan
24 Great Crested Grebe
115+ Teal
38 Wigeon
4 Shoveler
5 Pochard
12 Lapwing
3 Curlew flew south
260+ Black-headed Gull
7 Little Gull in am, 31 in pm
3 Swift
Green Woodpecker at Wassand
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker
110+ Sand Martin
360+ House Martin
420+ Swallow
Meadow Pipit flew north


August Sightings

31st August – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,GB,TI,JC,AE,LB,LI)

7+ Grey Heron
2 Great White Egret briefly at Lady Island in am, then flew west
3 Little Egret flew west
2 Common Buzzard in off flew south-west
Marsh Harrier flew south
Sparrowhawk
2+ Hobby
Kestrel
36 Gadwall
60+ Teal
6 Shoveler
5 Wigeon
4 Pochard
52 Tufted Duck
22 Lapwing
Dunlin heard
4 Redshank flew west
Green Sandpiper flew east
2 Common Sandpiper
270+ Black-headed Gull
6 Little Gull in am, 30 in pm
Kingfisher
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
70+ Sand Martin
230+ House Martin
300+ Swallow

30th August – Southside/KP (GB,JC)

4 Grey Heron
2 Teal
28 Gadwall
Wigeon
3 Pochard
45+ Tufted Duck
40+ Lapwing
Common Sandpiper at KP
85+ Black-headed Gull
170 Little Gull in pm
juv Yellow-legged Gull flew east
60+ Sand Martin
230+ House Martin
220+ Swallow
55+ Pied Wagtail at KP in pm
2 Yellow Wagtail at KP
28 Goldfinch at KP

29th August – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,RL,LB)

5 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
4+ Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
3+ Hobby
Kestrel
32 Great Crested Grebe
36 Gadwall
17 Teal
Wigeon
8 Shoveler
5 Pochard
2 Red-crested Pochard
48 Tufted Duck
24 Lapwing flew south
2 Turnstone flew east
12 Black-tailed Godwit flew south-west
15 Little Gull mid-afternoon, 360 in pm
Kingfisher
2 Lesser Whitethroat near Heslops
5 Goldcrest at Southorpe
2 Bullfinch near Wassand Hide

28th August – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,LB)

7 Grey Heron
Little Egret
2 Common Buzzard
5+ Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Hobby
Kestrel
Little Grebe
65 Teal
4 Shoveler
5 Pochard
6 Little Gull in am, 165 in pm
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
2 Bullfinch
Otter off Swan Island

27th August – Southside/KP/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JC,JL,GB,AE,LB)

7 Grey Heron
2 Little Egret
3 Common Buzzard including one flying high south
5+ Marsh Harrier including one in off and flying high south-west
2 Hobby including a juvenile
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
2 Little Grebe
29 Great Crested Grebe
16 Teal
8 Shoveler
Wigeon
34 Gadwall
5 Pochard
46 Tufted Duck
65 Lapwing over Swan Island
Common Sandpiper at KP
70+ Black-headed Gull
10 Little Gull in am, 320 in pm
2 juv Yellow-legged Gull off KP
Common Tern
Green Woodpecker
60+ Sand Martin
120+ Swallow
45+ Pied Wagtail at Southorpe in pm
4 Spotted Flycatcher at Wassand
16 Long-tailed Tit near Heslops
12 Linnet near Wassand Hide
Jay

Spotted Flycatcher in Wassand – Jeff Cox


Spotted Flycatcher 1 of 4 seen today – Jeff Cox

26th August – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,GB,LB)

5 Grey Heron
Little Egret
4 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Hobby
Little Grebe
27 Great Crested Grebe
43 Teal
5 Wigeon
4 Shoveler
30+ Gadwall
3 Pochard
45+ Tufted Duck
30+ Lapwing
Redshank at KP
2 Greenshank flew south
Common Sandpiper near Swan Island
Curlew flew south
Whimbrel flew west
70+ Black-headed Gull
24 Little Gull in am, 30 in pm
2 Common Tern
juv Yellow-legged Gull flew east
Green Woodpecker
Lesser Whitethroat
16 Long-tailed Tit near Heslops
30+ Linnet at Southorpe
Otter off Swan Island

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

4 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
2 Hobby
23 Great Crested Grebe
5 Shoveler
12 Teal
5 Pochard
Redshank flew west
2 Dunlin flew west
2 Common Sandpiper at KP
2 Curlew flew south
160+ Black-headed Gull
104 Little Gull early am, 48 mid-morning, 220 in pm
juv Med Gull flew east
juv Yellow-legged Gull flew east
4 Common Tern
24 Swift
Kingfisher
120+ Sand Martin
70+ House Martin
220+ Swallow
2 Yellow Wagtail
Lesser Whitethroat near Heslops
25 Goldfinch at KP

24th August – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,GB,AE,LB,MI)

4 Grey Heron
Little Egret
Sparrowhawk
3 Shelduck
73 Teal
5 Shoveler
7 Wigeon
3 Pochard
2 Avocet blogging
Dunlin flew east
4 Common Sandpiper
440 Little Gull early am, 65+ mid-morning/early afternoon
1,060 Little Gull in pm
The three colour-ringed birds had been caught/banded as juveniles
in the Ume River Delta, Sweden, in 2013 and 2015
juv Yellow-legged Gull at KP
4 Common Tern
Kingfisher
220+ Sand Martin
460+ Swallow
Yellow Wagtail flew south
male Redstart at Southorpe
Garden Warbler near Heslops

colour-ringed Little Gull at the Mere – Tony Collinson

23rd August – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,AE,GB,LB)

4 Grey Heron
2 Little Egret
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Barnacle Goose
21 Great Crested Grebe
120+ Teal
7 Shoveler
Pochard
128 Lapwing over Heslops
Ringed Plover flew south
2 Greenshank flew west
2 Dunlin flew west
Common Sandpiper
4 Curlew flew west
Oystercatcher
170+ Black-headed Gull
juv Med Gull
390 Little Gull early am, 140+ mid-morning/early afternoon
3,860 Little Gull in pm
3 juv Yellow-legged Gull
14 Common Tern
Kingfisher
45+ Pied Wagtail at KP in pm
32 Goldfinch at KP

some recent images of Blue colour-ringed Little Gulls of Swedish origin recorded over the last couple of weeks – Chris McGregor/Jeff Cox


22nd August – Southside/KP/Wassand Hide (JL,GB,LB,C.McG,BMJ)

4 Grey Heron
Little Egret
4 Common Buzzard
“cream-crown” Marsh Harrier
Hobby
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
32 Great Crested Grebe including a juvenile
60+ Teal
3 Shoveler
3 Wigeon
5 Pochard
9 Common Scoter flew east
Golden Plover heard
Lapwing
3 Common Sandpiper
160+ Black-headed Gull
350 Little Gull early am, 160+ mid-afternoon including a colour-ringed adult
2,650 Little Gull in pm
juvenile Caspian Gull off KP at 17:00
2 juv Yellow-legged Gull flew east
5 Common Tern in am, 52 flew south-east in pm
12 Swift
70+ Swallow
Kingfisher
Green Woodpecker heard
2 Lesser Redpoll near Wassand Hide
10 Linnet

21st August – Southside/KP (JL,GB,LB)

4 Grey Heron
Little Egret
3 Egyptian Goose
20 Great Crested Grebe
17 Teal
Shoveler
65 Lapwing
10 Ringed Plover flew south
25 Redshank flew south-east
6 Dunlin flew south
2 Common Sandpiper
140+ Black-headed Gull
60+ Little Gull in am, 2,200 in pm
juv Yellow-legged Gull flew east
Kingfisher
2 Yellow Wagtail flew south
Barn Owl

20th August – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB,LB)

4 Grey Heron
3+ Hobby
2 Kestrel
9 Teal
4 Shoveler
23 Great Crested Grebe
Ringed Plover flew south
6 Dunlin flew south
23 Redshank flew west
3 Common Sandpiper
Whimbrel heard
215 Little Gull early am, 45+ mid-morning/early afternoon
6,800 Little Gull in pm
2 juv Yellow-legged Gull flew east
6 Common Tern
Cuckoo
2 Kingfisher
Barn Owl
2 Yellow Wagtail flew south
Whinchat at Southorpe

19th August – Southside/KP (JL,GB,JC)

4 Grey Heron
Little Egret
Hobby
Sparrow hawk
27 Great Crested Grebe
Little Grebe
18 Teal
2 Shoveler
Ringed Plover flew south
4 Dunlin flew south
Redshank flew west
3 Common Sandpiper
260+ Black-headed Gull
ad Med Gull flew west
230 Little Gull early am, 74 mid-morning/early afternoon
930 Little Gull in pm
25+ Swift
40+ Sand Martin
200+ House Martin
260+ Swallow
Green Woodpecker heard
Grey Wagtail flew south
1+ Otter off Swan Island

18th August – Southside/KP/Wassand/Northside (JL,GB,LB,AE)

5 Grey Heron
Little Egret
4 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
27 Great Crested Grebe
25+Teal
4 Shoveler
2 Wigeon
2 Pochard
70+ Lapwing flew south
Dunlin flew south
3 Black-tailed Godwit flew south-west
2 Common Sandpiper at KP
260+ Black-headed Gull
255 Little Gull early am, 24 mid-morning/early afternoon
4,880 Little Gull in pm
24 Swift
220+Swallow
4 Yellow Wagtail flew south
Lesser Whitethroat near Heslops

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

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

Garganey off Kirkholme this morning – Alan Elkin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

11th August – Southside/KP (JL,GB)

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

10th August – Southside/KP (JL,GB)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

a recent Southern Hawker at Aldbrough Fish Ponds – Ade Johnson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gatekeeper in 2nd Field – Jeff Cox


Stonechat in 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Reed Bunting – Jeff Cox

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

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


July Sightings

31st July – Southside/KP (JL,GB,LB)

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

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

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

Great Crested Grebe off KP – Jeff Cox

Common Tern from KP – Jeff Cox

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

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

Tufted Ducks – Jeff Cox

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

returning Sanderling on Hornsea beach – Jeff Cox

returning Sanderling on Hornsea beach – Jeff Cox

Little Gulls on the jetties – Jeff Cox

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

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

18th July – Southside (GB,BMJ)

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

17th July – Southside/KP (JL,GB,MI)

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

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

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

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

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

Common Terns at the Mere – Jeff Cox

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

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

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


young Hobby from the Mere – Roy Lyon

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

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

12th July – Southside in pm (GB)

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

11th July – KP/Southside (GB,MI)

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

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

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

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

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

Black-tailed Skimmer from Kirkholme – Erich Hediger

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

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

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

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

Song Thrush in Wassand – Jeff Cox


Marsh Harrier over Heslop’s – Jeff Cox


Marsh Harrier over Heslop’s – Jeff Cox


Marsh Harrier and Barn Owl – Jeff Cox


Barn Owl – Jeff Cox

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


June Sightings

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

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

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

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

27th June – Southside/Wassand (GB,LB)

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

25th June – Southside/KP (JL,GB)

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

24th June – Southside (JL,GB)

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

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

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

22nd June – Southside/KP (JL)

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

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

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

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

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

Aldbrough Fish Ponds + East Newton – (AJ)

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

Black-tailed Skimmer Aldbrough Fish Ponds – Ade Johnson


Emperor Dragonfly at Aldbrough Fish Ponds – Ade Johnson


Broad-bodied Chaser at East Newton – Ade Johnson


Broad-bodied Chaser at East Newton – Ade Johnson


Four-spot Chaser at East Newton – Ade Johnson

19th June – Southside/KP (JL)

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

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

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

17th June – Southside (JL,LB)

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

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

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

Common Spotted Orchid – Jeff Cox

Longhorn Moth in Wassand – Jeff Cox

Sand Martins in 1st Field – Jeff Cox

whipper snapper Whitethroat – Jeff Cox

Small Copper – Jeff Cox

Large Skipper – Jeff Cox

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hobby around the Mere – Chris Cox


Great Crested Grebe – Chris Cox


long-staying Iceland Gull still around Kirkholme – Chris Cox


Whitethroat at the Mere – Jeff Cox


Water Crowsfoot from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Common Blue Damselflies off 2nd field – Jeff Cox

Common Blue Damselflies off 2nd field – Jeff Cox

Emperor Dragonfly from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox

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

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

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

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

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

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

9th June – Southside in am (JL)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bewholme (GB)

Kestrel
2 Shelduck +9 ducklings
2 Oystercatcher
2 Avocet

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

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

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

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

Grimston area – 3+ Red-veined Darter

Red-veined Darter – Ade Johnson

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

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

1st June – Southside/KP (JL,GB)

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