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May Sightings

22nd May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,JC,MR)

7 Grey Heron (3 from KP, 4 flew high west)
drake Garganey from KP till late morning then flew west
3+ Pochard
5+ Common Tern
Red Kite high over Cowden/Aldbrough (AJ)
3+ Hobby
Barn Owl at Southorpe + Mappleton
Green Woodpecker at Southorpe

Common Tern off 2nd Field


Barn Owl at Mappleton

21st May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,MR)

2 drake Garganey from northside of KP from mid morning
5+ Common Tern
4 Pochard
4 Wigeon
1+ Hobby
fem Ring Ouzel back on 1st field edge till 08:40

Ring Ouzel early morning 1st Field edge – Jon Lamplough


2 drake Garganey from KP – Jon Lamplough


2 drake Garganey off KP carpark

20th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,TM,JC,MR)

5 Shelduck
drake Garganey KP
drake Mandarin
Little Egret
3 Red Kite – 1 circling over the west end was soon joined by another 2, all 3 eventually heading SSE over 2nd Field around 12:30. The second observation of 3 birds together over the Mere this year.
Peregrine west
3 Hobby
4 Oystercatcher north
2 Common Sandpiper 1st field
5+ Common Tern
Cuckoo
fem Ring Ouzel briefly in 1st Field mid afternoon
Spotted Flycatcher in Wassand

Grasshopper Warbler at South Cliffs
3 Oystercatcher
Barn Owl

Ring Ouzel 1st Field edge


Ring Ouzel off east sharpish


Oystercatchers over South Cliffs – Jeff Cox


Water Vole – Jeff Cox

19th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand (JL,JC,MR,BH)

drake Garganey north side of KP
4 Wigeon
4 Pochard
fem Goldeneye
drake Mandarin
Little Egret
Common Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper 1st field then flew south
Curlew west
Cuckoo
Green Woodpecker
Otter off Swan island

Skylark at Southorpe – Bill Harkleroad

18th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL)

2 Shelduck
drake Garganey north side of KP
Little Egret
Hobby
Common Sandpiper 1st field
Greenshank 1st field
4+ Common Tern

Tunstall – (GT,AJ)

sum’plumaged Water Pipit
Wood Sandpiper

Greenshank off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


Hobby at the Mere – Steve Mason


Wigeon at the Mere – Jon Lamplough

17th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JC,JL)

drake Garganey northside of KP
4 Wigeon
Hobby
Kestrel
Barn Owl
3+ Common Tern
Great Spotted Woodpecker
1+ Common Sandpiper 1st Field/KP
Dunlin 1st Field
2 Cuckoo

Common Sandpiper – Jeff Cox

Great Spotted Woodpecker – Jeff Cox

1 of 2 Cuckoo around Heslop’s – Jeff Cox

female Orange Tip – Justin Foradip

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

drake Garganey off KP
Little Egret
Common Sandpiper
Wood Sandpiper 1st field edge, then flew east 05.17
2cy Little Gull east
2+ Common Tern
25 Arctic Tern east
Cuckoo

drake Garganey off the northside of KP – Jon Lamplough


drake Garganey off the northside of KP – Jon Lamplough

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

Pink-footed Goose
drake Garganey KP then flew west
7 Wigeon
2 Hobby
3 Ruff west
2+ Common Sandpiper
Greenshank south
2+ Common Tern
Cuckoo
Yellow Wagtail

2 Spoonbill high south over Grimston early morning (SW)

drake Garganey off KP this morning


Holly Blue from Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


1 of 2 Avocet south off Cowden

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

1 Pink-footed Goose
1 Barnacle Goose late morning then west
Shelduck
3 Pochard
Hobby
3 Oystercatcher chicks Swan Island (MI)
Common Sandpiper
Greenshank
4+ Common Tern
Wheatear 1st field

Wheatear in 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


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Reed Bunting 1st Field – Bill Harkleroad

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

2 Shelduck
Red Kite high south 9:45 (possibly same bird through west at Grimston 10:30,TI)
Common Buzzard high NW
Hobby
6 Oystercatcher
Common Sandpiper 1st Field
Dunlin west
Redshank
6 Black-tailed Godwit south
2 Common Tern
2 Cuckoo

Hobby high over 3rd Field/Heslop’s


even higher Red Kite over the Mere

12th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,MR)

3 Pink-footed Goose
2 Shelduck
Little Egret
Common Sandpiper
4+ Common Tern
1+ Cuckoo

Whitethroat along the Southside


Sedge Warbler in 1st Field


Common Sandpiper off 1st Field

11th May – Cowden (LI,JL)

a stunning adult Brown Shrike found mid-afternoon in the coastal scrub at Cowden

adult Brown Shrike at Cowden – MR


adult Brown Shrike at Cowden – MR


adult Brown Shrike at Cowden – MR


adult Brown Shrike at Cowden – MR


adult Brown Shrike at Cowden – MR


adult Brown Shrike at Cowden – MR


adult Brown Shrike at Cowden – Roy Lyon


adult Brown Shrike at Cowden – Roy Lyon


adult Brown Shrike at Cowden – Roy Lyon

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MR,JC,RL)

3 Pink-footed Goose
2 Shelduck
4 Little Egret including 3 north
8+ Buzzard
2 Hobby
Ringed Plover
Curlew west
1+ Cuckoo
4 Jay in Wassand
Green Woodpecker
Turtle Dove between Cowden and Withernwick in evening
Garden Warbler in Wassand and Southorpe Road
Otter

Jays in Wassand – Roy Lyon


Common Frog in Wassand – Jeff Cox


Stock Dove over 1st Field – Bill Harkleroad


Chiffchaff down Southorpe – Bill Harkleroad

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

3 Pink-footed Goose
Wigeon
3 Goldeneye
9 Great crested Grebe
3+ Common Sandpiper
6+ Common Tern
2 Black Tern
Cuckoo
Grasshopper Warbler reeling Wassand (also on 5th)
Flava Wagtail south

House Martin in 1st Field – Jon Lamplough

9th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,LI)

Goldeneye
Grey Plover west
6+ Common Sandpiper Tree Island/KP
2 Dunlin
2 Redshank
1 Greenshank
Whimbrel north
2 Sandwich Tern off KP/Swan island
6+ Common Tern
6 Arctic Tern east
9+ Black Tern off Swan island in morning, 11 in evening
Kingfisher
c120 Swallow
c40 Sand Martin

Black Tern over the Mere this morning – Jon Lamplough


Black Tern at the Mere – Alan Elkin


early morning Black Tern in the gloom – Jeff Cox


Black Tern over the Mere – Bill Harkleroad

8th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,LB)

5 Shelduck
Little Egret
Dunlin 1st Field
14+ Common Sandpiper 1st Field/KP
Curlew
2 Black-tailed Godwit east
2 Sandwich Tern early morning on a buoy off KP
5+ Common Tern
10 Arctic Tern east
6 Black Tern (3 flew high east at 6.50, 3 feeding over the mere late afternoon)

7th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,LB)

2 Pink-footed Goose
Shelduck
drake Garganey Swan Island/KP
Hobby
Common Sandpiper KP
12 Redshank “blogging”
Whimbrel
Curlew
3 Common Tern
2 Barn Owl
Grey Wagtail KP

Hobby over the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Hobby over the Mere – Jon Lamplough

6th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,TM,LB)

3 Pink-footed Goose
Shelduck
Wigeon
4 Pochard
3+ Grey Heron
3 Little Egret north
Hobby
Common Sandpiper KP
Whimbrel east
Sandwich Tern KP jetties area
5 Common Tern
Yellow Wagtail

Sandwich Tern around KP today – Jon Lamplough

Sandwich Tern around KP today – Jon Lamplough


Sandwich Tern around KP today – Jon Lamplough

5th May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,MR,BH)

3 White-fronted Goose
2 Pink-footed Goose
Bar-headed Goose west
Shelduck
5 Teal
Hobby
3 Common Sandpiper
Redshank
5 Common Tern
120+ Swift late morning
2 Cuckoo
4 Shoveler
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
8+ Great Crested Grebe

ad White-fronted Goose in 2nd Field – Bill Harkleroad


3 Russian White-fronts over Heslop’s – Bill Harkleroad

May The Fourth Be With You – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside/Darkside (JL,DV,LS)

3 White-fronted Goose
2 Pink-footed Goose
Shelduck
1+ Hobby
2 Common Tern
8 Arctic Tern ‘moved along’ east

Great Crested Grebe on the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Ewok ‘on the draw’ from the Mere woods – Jango Fett

3rd May – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MR,JC,LI)

3 White-fronted Goose
2 Pink-footed Goose
5 Shelduck
drake Garganey off Swan + Tree Island/KP
Common Sandpiper
Curlew
Snipe
Whimbrel south
Marsh Harrier
40+ Swift
c250 Sand Martin
c150 Swallow
c30 House Martin

Common Swift from a drizzly KP – Bill Harkleroad


Swallow from 1st Field – Bill Harkleroad


3 Russian White-fronts + Pink-feet south of Heslop’s – Justin Foradip


Roe Deer here on the fringes of the Mere – Roy Harper


bedraggled Hare – Jeff Cox

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

3 White-fronted Goose
2 Pink-footed Goose
Shelduck
Little Egret east
2 Dunlin west
2 Common Sandpiper
Black-tailed Godwit west
6+ Common Tern
Barn Owl
40+ Swift

Goldfinch – Steve Mason


singing Blackcap – Steve Mason

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

2 White-fronted Goose
2 Pink-footed Goose
pair Little Grebe
Shelduck
3 Goosander flew west over Seaton
9 Oystercatcher (8+1)
2 Common Tern
3 Marsh Harrier
Barn Owl
Cuckoo
fem Wheatear 1st Field
14 Swift

Whitethroat, plenty of common Warblers round the Mere – Jeff Cox


Lesser Whitethroat – Jeff Cox

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April Sightings

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

2 White-fronted Goose
2 Pink-fronted Goose
Whimbrel south
Common Tern
Cuckoo
Swift

Pied Wagtail on KP – Jon Lamplough


Treecreeper in Wassand – Steve Mason

29th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,MR,LB,RW)

2 White-fronted Goose
2 Pink-footed Goose
Shelduck
2 Pochard
Curlew north
Whimbrel north
4 Common Tern
12 Arctic Tern east
Swift
1+ Cuckoo
Yellow Wagtail north
Fieldfare
*of interest the green wing-tagged Marsh Harrier (4X) seen yesterday, was ringed and tagged on the Holkham estate in North Norfolk
on 13.06.2018 and was 1 of 5 (4 males and 1 female). It was seen several times in Norfolk then was seen in Baranny, Galway on 18.11.2018. He
disappeared for a while then was seen near Lough Larne, Co. Antrim on
13.04.2019

green wing-tagged Marsh Harrier 4X over 1st Field


Russian White-fronted Goose in 2nd Field – Rich Willison


Russian White-fronts in 2nd Field – Rich Willison


Pink-feet on the Mere with Greylags – Dicky Ticker

28th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside/KP (JL,MR)

2 White-fronted Goose
17 Teal
3 Wigeon
2 Pochard
2 Hobby
green wing-tagged Marsh Harrier flew south
5+ Common Buzzard
Golden Plover north
Curlew south
Whimbrel north
4 Common Tern
1 Arctic Tern east
c150 House Martin over Heslop’s late afternoon
4 Swift

1 of 2 Hobby over 2nd Field this afternoon


Reed Warbler in 1st Field


Green Woodpecker – Alan Elkin


Common Buzzard in Wassand – Steve Mason

27th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside/KP (JL,MR,JC,RH)

Bittern
2 White-fronted Goose
2 Pink-footed Goose
2 Common Tern
Little Egret
4 Marsh Harrier
2 Golden Plover
Oystercatcher
Common Sandpiper
2 Cuckoo
Fieldfare

Willow Warbler – Roy Harper


Common Sandpiper on KP – Roy Harper

26th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand (JL,RL)

2 White-fronted Goose
2 Pink-footed Goose
2 Shelduck
Fulmar over Swan island/KP 7:50
Little Egret
2 Red Kite
4 Marsh Harrier
Bittern
Dunlin
Common Sandpiper
2 Curlew north west
2 Whimbrel west
3 Common Tern
Cuckoo
Tree Pipit briefly on northside before flying off
Wheatear 1st field
Hooded Crow flew north over 2nd field 6:45

Tree Pipit at the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Red Kite over Wassand 1 of 2 seen today – Roy Lyon


Marsh Harrier with Short-tailed Vole – Roy Lyon


Marsh Harrier – Roy Lyon

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

Bittern in Bull Hole late afternoon
2 White-fronted Goose
2 Shelduck
7 Shoveler
Pochard
Little Egret
Hobby
Turnstone attempted to land on Swan island then flew east towards KP
Common Sandpiper Swan island
7 Black-tailed Godwit south
4 Curlew east
2 Whimbrel south
2 Common Tern
Cuckoo
Yellow Wagtail 1st field
Fieldfare 1st field
Reed Warbler 1st field reedbed

Fox in Wassand – Steve Mason


Speckled Wood – Steve Mason

24th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,JC)

2 White-fronted Goose
2 Pink-footed Goose
Egyptian Goose
2 Shelduck
3 Common Tern

Song Thrush in Wassand – Steve Mason


Jackdaw in 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Wheatear off Hull Road – Jeff Cox


Gadwall on the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Great Spotted Woodpeckers in Wassand – Steve Mason

23rd April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,TI)

2 White-fronted Goose
2 Pink-footed Goose
3 Grey Heron
4 Little Egret flew north east
Ringed Plover east
Common Sandpiper KP jetties
Green Sandpiper east
Dunlin east
4 Bar-tailed Godwit east
Curlew east
2 Common Tern
Fieldfare 1st field

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

White-fronted Goose
2 Shelduck
Bittern
2cy Little Gull
2 Arctic Tern east
Green Woodpecker

Common Sandpiper at Far Grange

Reed Bunting in 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


Great Tit in Wassand – Steve Mason


male Blackcap in Wassand – Steve Mason

21st April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,JC)

Bittern
2 White-fronted Goose
Pink-footed Goose
Shelduck
8 Teal
Little Egret Swan island
2 Whimbrel west
Grasshopper Warbler 1st field
2 Red-legged Partridge
3 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Green Woodpecker
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
2 Whitethroat

Grasshopper Warbler reeling from 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


Whitethroat – Jeff Cox


Yellowhammer – Jeff Cox


Speckled Wood – Jeff Cox


Brown Hares – Jeff Cox

20th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,SC)

2 White-fronted Goose
2 Pink-footed Goose
2 Shelduck
16 Teal
Little Egret Swan island
Redshank
Greenshank heard
Wheatear
4 Yellowhammer
Bittern
3 Marsh Harrier
Green Woodpecker
Redwing
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker
3 Lesser Whitethroat along Southorpe Rd

Brambling + Barn Owl at Rolston (GR)

Little Grebe – Steve Mason


Moorhen – Jeff Cox


Wren in Wassand – Steve Mason


Wheatear along the Southside – Jeff Cox


Brimstone today – Scott Creek

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

Bittern heard to boom from Wassand Hide
2 White-fronted Goose
2 Pink-footed Goose
Shelduck
drake Garganey flew west into Decoy
13 Teal
Red Kite west over Seaton
Ringed Plover
Curlew east
Whimbrel heard
2 Greenshank east
Fieldfare
1+ Hooded Crow – 1 briefly perched on Cormorant trees at 8.00 then flew east. Another (or same bird) flew north east at 9.33, briefly perching on a hedge on the north side of the Mere before moving on

mobile drake Garganey with Teal – Mark Brzezicki


drake Garganey from Decoy/Wassand – Mark Brzezicki


Cetti’s Warbler in big country from Wassand – Alan Elkin


Brimstone by the Crossing in Wassand – Stuart Adamson


posing Chiffchaff in Wassand – Steve Mason


boom, a posing Chiffchaff – Steve Mason


Roe Deer (blind in one eye) from the Mere today – Scott Creek


White-fronted Geese in 3rd Field – Scott Creek

18th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL)

Bittern heard in Wassand (SM)
2 White-fronted Goose
2 Pink-footed Goose
Egyptian Goose
2 Shelduck
2 Pintail
8 Wigeon
11 Teal
Little Egret
Peregrine
12 Lapwing
2 Curlew
Sedge Warbler 1st field

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

Bittern heard in Wassand (SC)
2 White-fronted Goose
2 Pink-footed Goose
2 Pintail
Peregrine
Curlew
Common Tern
2 Arctic Tern (MI)
Fieldfare 1st field

drake Pintail on the Mere – Jon Lamplough


drake Pintail on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

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

2 White-fronted Goose
2 Pink-footed Goose
2 Pintail
3 Pochard
drake Goosander
Great white Egret flew west towards Decoy at 6.45, later flew to the south east reedbed at 8.45
Redshank
Whitethroat

15th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,AE)

2 White-fronted Goose
2 Pink-footed Goose
2 Pintail
10 Shoveler
Peregrine
3 Oystercatcher
Green Woodpecker
Fox

Green Woodpecker in Wassand – Alan Elkin


Fox in Wassand – Alan Elkin

14th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand (JL,JC,JF)

Fulmar blogging around KP/Swan Island several times during day
40+ Sand Martin
5 Swallow
2 House Martin
Green Woodpeckjer
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
3 Marsh Harrier
2 Common Buzzard
3 Pink Footed Goose
2 White-fronted Goose
3 Blackcap
Lesser Whitethroat
2 Lapwing

Fulmar over KP this morning – Jon Lamplough

Green Woodpecker – Jeff Cox


Pink-footed Geese from today – Justin Foradip

13th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside/KP (JL,MR,JC,JF)

2 White-fronted Goose
Dark-bellied Brent Goose flew west
3 Pintail
female Goosander

Bullfinch – Justin Foradip


local Little Owl – Jeff Cox


local Little Owl – Jeff Cox

12th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,MR)

2 White-fronted Goose
3 Pink-footed Goose, flew high north late morning
3+ Shelduck
3 drake Pintail
26 Shoveler
55 Teal
8 Wigeon
1 Common Sandpiper on KP (MI)
3+ Snipe in Heslop’s
2 Lesser Whitethroat
Grasshopper Warbler at Cowden (JC)

Lesser Whitethroat 2nd Field


Lesser Whitethroat in 2nd Field


Pink-footed Geese heading out late morning


Yellowhammer by Ouzel Hedge


Lesser Whitethroat 2nd Field – Bill Harkleroad

11th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside/KP (JL,MR,JH,JC,JF)

2 White-fronted Goose
3 Pink-footed Goose
Egyptian Goose
3 drake Pintail
22 Shoveler
7 Wigeon
91 Teal
5 Pochard
Goosander
8+ Common Buzzard
4+ Marsh Harrier
1s Mediterranean Gull
8 Golden Plover
2 Curlew
Little Egret Swan island
2 White Wagtail
8+ Blackcap
3 Lesser Whitethroat
5 Chiffchaff
5+ Cetti’s Warbler
Green Woodpecker
2 Jay
Grass Snake at Heslop’s

drake Pintail on the Mere today – Jon Lamplough


male Blackcap – Justin Foradip


female Blackcap – Jeff Cox


Golden Plover at Southorpe


drake Chaffinch 2nd Field


White Wagtail along the Southside

10th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand (JL,MR,JC,CH,JH)

2 White-fronted Goose
3 Pink-footed Goose
2 drake Pintail
3 Pochard
8+ Common Buzzard
4+ Marsh Harrier
1 Peregrine on Swan Island
1 Hobby in Wassand
35 Golden Plover flew NE
male Redstart in Wassand
Lesser Whitethroat 2nd Field
several Willow Warbler
Chiffchaff + Blackcap in good no’s

2 drake Pintail over the Mere


it’s the time of year we get deer in the Mere – Jon Lamplough

9th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,MR)

2 White-fronted Goose
3 Pink-footed Goose
2 drake Pintail
3 Pochard
5 Grey Heron
8+ Common Buzzard
1 Red Kite north over Mere
4+ Marsh Harrier
3+ Sparrowhawk
7 Little Gull (6 flew east, 1 in afternoon)
2 Oystercatcher
1 Redshank

Red Kite over 3rd Field/Heslop’s


Red Kite over 3rd Field/Heslop’s


Redshank off 1st Field


female Marsh Harrier over 2nd Field


Reed Bunting in 1st Field

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

2 White-fronted Goose
3 Pink-footed Goose
Peregrine
180+ Sand Martin
1+ Swallow
4+ House Martin
Otter

Gadwall on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

7th April – Hornsea Mere, Northside (JL)

2 drake Pintail
female Red-crested Pochard
210 Sand Martin
2 Swallow
5 House Martin
Otter

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

2 Russian White-fronted Goose 1st field
Shelduck
2 drake Pintail
female Red-breasted Merganser
6 Great crested Grebe
Curlew south
Barn Owl
240+ Sand Martin
2 Swallow
2 House Martin

1 of 2 drake Pintail present on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

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

2 Russian White-fronted Goose
3 Pink-footed Goose
female Red-crested Pochard
Red Kite south over 1st field
3 Oystercatcher
Curlew south
Redshank
Grey Wagtail
60 Sand Martin
Swallow

4th April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MR,RL,ML,TM)

2 Russian White-fronted Goose
3 Pink-footed Goose
Shelduck
2 Pintail
6+ Buzzard
Peregrine
Wheatear 1st Field shore
2+ Grey Wagtail
Green Woodpecker
Jay

Wheatear in 1st Field – Tony McCoy


Wheatear 1st Field – Roy Lyon


Wheatear 1st Field – Roy Lyon


Pink-footed Goose in 2nd Field – Tony McCoy


Green Woodpecker in Wassand – Roy Lyon


Chiffchaff at Atwick – Roy Lyon


Redwing at Atwick – Roy Lyon


Little Ringed Plover at Swinemoor – Roy Lyon

3rd April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside/KP (JL,MR,LB,PM)

2 White-fronted Goose
3 Pink-footed Goose
2 drake Pintail
female Red-crested Pochard
female Common Scoter
6 Little Grebe
Little Ringed Plover flew east
Redshank flew east
24 Lapwing
2+ Grey Wagtail
160+ Sand Martin
6 Swallow
5 House Martin

Chiffchaff in Heslop’s


female Common Scoter off 2nd Field


Russian White-fronted Goose in 1st Field


Russian White-fronted Goose in 1st Field


3 Pink-footed Goose off 2nd Field

2nd April – Hornsea Mere, Northside/KP (JL,MR)

2 White-fronted Goose
3 Pink-footed Goose
female Red-crested Pochard
2 drake Scaup
Goosander
Oystercatcher
8 Lapwing
2 Marsh Harrier
3cy Mediterranean Gull east
3 Swallow
220+ Sand Martin
House Martin
11+ Pied Wagtail on KP
Brambling

Red-crested Pochard – Jon Lamplough

1st April – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,JC)

Swallow over west end of the Mere
120 Sand Martin
2 White-fronted Goose
3 Pink-footed Goose
3 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Jay
Blackcap singing

3 Pink-footed Goose at the Mere – Jeff Cox


Water Vole – Jeff Cox


pair Great Crested Grebe – Jeff Cox


Brown Hare – Jeff Cox


March Sightings

31st March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside/South beach and cliffs (JL,JC)

2 Russian White-fronted Goose
3 Pink-footed Goose
female Red-crested Pochard
4 Scaup (3 drakes)
3 Sand Martin
19 Sanderling incl a metal ringed bird (unread)
Turnstone
15 Meadow Pipit on the cliffs
4 Skylark
4 Linnet
2 Reed Bunting
Kestrel

Meadow Pipit on the cliffs – Jeff Cox


metal ringed Sanderling – Jeff Cox


4 Scaup on the Mere – Jeff Cox

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

3 White-fronted Goose 1st field
3 Pink-footed Goose
Egyptian Goose
21 Shoveler
4 Scaup (3 drakes)
4 Grey Heron flew north west

Egyptian Goose on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

29th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,GR,LI,AE)

3 Whooper Swan flew west
2 White-fronted Goose
3 Pink-footed Goose
10 Shelduck
26 Shoveler
female Red-crested Pochard
4 Scaup (3 drakes)
Grey Wagtail

Pink-footed Geese – Alan Elkin

28th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,JC,AE)

2 Russian White-fronted Goose 1st field
Egyptian Goose
2 Shelduck
33 Shoveler
27 Teal
female Red-crested Pochard
4 Scaup (3 drakes) off 1st field
5+ Little Grebe
2 Great white Egret flew west 7.05
adult Little Gull west
4+ Marsh Harrier
Green Woodpecker
5 Brambling
51 Goldfinch
68 Linnet
6 Chaffinch
6 Chiffchaff
5 Cetti’s Warbler
Brimstone + Peacock

5 Brambling (ringed using technology) at Ouzel Hedge – Jeff Cox


Jackdaw – Jeff Cox


Russian White-front in 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Russian White-front in 1st Field – Jeff Cox


raptor action over Wassand – Jeff Cox


Egyptian Goose in 1st Field – Alan Elkin

27th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,RL,SC)

2 Russian White-fronted Goose 1st field
2 Pintail
21 Shoveler
female Red-crested Pochard
4 Scaup (3 drakes) off 1st field
5 Marsh Harrier
adult Little Gull west

Little Grebe in Wassand – Jon Lamplough


Little Grebe in Wassand – Jon Lamplough

26th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL)

2 Russian White-fronted Goose
4 Scaup (3 drakes)

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

2 Russian White-fronted Goose
4 Scaup (3 drakes)

Treecreeper – Steve Mason


Great Spotted Woodpecker – Steve Mason

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

2 Russian White-fronted Goose 1st field
Egyptian Goose
2 Shelduck
23 Shoveler
female Red-crested Pochard
hybrid Tufted x Pochard
2 Scaup (1 drake) off 1st field
Kingfisher

drake Tufted Duck – Jon Lamplough


female Goldeneye – Steve Mason

23rd March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL)

2 Russian White-fronted Goose 1st field
Pink-footed Goose
2+ Shelduck
19+ Shoveler
female Red-crested Pochard
hybrid Tufted x Pochard
2 Scaup (1 drake) off 1st field
6 Oystercatcher

Coot and Red-crested Pochard – Jon Lamplough

22nd March – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

2 Russian White-fronted Goose 1st field
female Red-crested Pochard
hybrid Tufted x Pochard
2 Scaup (1 drake) off 1st field
female Goosander
2 Curlew west
2 Sand Martin west

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

2 White-fronted Goose southside
Pink-footed Goose southside
2 Shelduck
2 Scaup (1 drake) off 1st field
Barn Owl

Cowden (LI)

Wheatear
Chiffchaff

Far Grange + Barmston (JH,RL)

Wheatear
24 Whooper Swans

24 Whooper Swans off Barmston – Roy Lyon

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

9 Whooper Swan departed west early morning
2 Russian White-fronted Goose 1st field
5 Shelduck west
hybrid Tufted x Pochard
2 Scaup (1 drake) 1st field
2nd calendar yr Mediterranean Gull

19th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

2 Russian White-fronted Goose 1st field
2 Shelduck
14 Shoveler
46 Wigeon
hybrid Tufted x Pochard
2 Scaup (1 drake) off 1st field

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

2 Russian White-fronted Goose 1st field
2 Pintail
141 Gadwall
hybrid Tufted x Pochard
23 Pochard
2 Scaup (1 drake) off 1st field
4 Great crested Grebe
4 Little Grebe

17th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand/Northside (JL,RL,JC)

2 Russian White-fronted Goose 1st field
3 Little Grebe
2 Scaup
637 Goldeneye from Wassand Hide + 92 from Seaton Road Hide
1300+ Tufted Duck from Wassand Hide
15 Pochard
13 Wigeon
11 Shoveler
117 Gadwall
2 female Red-crested Pochard
2 Scaup (1 drake) off 1st field
Peregrine
2 Chiffchaff
4 Cetti’s Warbler
pair Marsh Harrier
2 Common Buzzard
Jay
2 Grey Wagtail Stream Dike
Green Woodpecker
3 Yellowhammer
2 Skylark
c200 Linnet and Goldfinch flock

a cracking pic of a Grey Wagtail on Stream Dike – Jeff Cox


Grey Wagtail – Jeff Cox


Grey Wagtail – Jeff Cox


drake Chaffinch – Jeff Cox


Grey Heron and 3 Little Grebe in Decoy – Roy Lyon

16th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside/Wassand (JL)

2 Russian White-fronted Goose 1st field
36 Teal
female Scaup
4 Marsh Harrier
Red Kite west over Seaton

Black-headed Gull – Steve Mason

15th March – Hornsea Mere (JL,RL)

hybrid Tufted x Pochard
2 fem Red-crested Pochard
2 Shelduck
2 Marsh Harrier

drake Goldeneye – Roy Lyon


2 Red-crested Pochard – Roy Lyon


Marsh Harrier – Roy Lyon


male Marsh Harrier – Roy Lyon


Goldcrest – Steve Mason

14th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

2 Russian White-fronted Goose 1st field
10 Shoveler
hybrid Tufted x Pochard
female Scaup off 1st field
2 Goosander (1 drake flew west)
Fulmar + Red-throated Diver off Hornsea (RL)

Fulmar off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Sanderling off Hornsea – Steve Mason

13th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL)

7 Whooper Swan
2 Scaup (1 drake) off 1st field
Goosander

Whooper Swans on the Mere today – Jon Lamplough


Goosander on the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Teal – Jon Lamplough


Teal – Jon Lamplough

12th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

2 female Red-crested Pochard
hybrid Tufted x Pochard
2 Scaup (1 drake) off 1st field

11th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,LB,AE)

2 Russian White-fronted Goose 1st field
2 Red-crested Pochard
hybrid Tufted x Pochard
2 Scaup (1 drake) off 1st field
4 Little Grebe
34+ Lapwing
Barn Owl

Russian White-fronted Geese in 1st Field – Alan Elkin


Russian White-fronted Geese in 1st Field – Alan Elkin


Scaup off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough

10th March – Hornsea Mere, Wassand/Southside/KP (JL,JC,MR,BH)

2 Russian White-fronted Goose off 1st field
2 Scaup (1 drake) off 1st field
hybrid Tufted x Pochard
2 Oystercatcher
14 Sanderling on Hornsea beach
Bittern from Wassand hide
4 Marsh Harrier
Common Buzzard
4 Jay

Russian White-fronted Geese – Jon Lamplough


Cormorant from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Black-headed Gull on KP – Bill Harkleroad


Oystercatcher with a freshly picked wogom – Bill Harkleroad

9th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,LB)

2 Russian White-fronted Goose
2 Scaup
3 Oystercatcher
3 Lesser Black-backed Gull

drake Scaup off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough

8th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,MR)

100+ Barnacle Goose
2 Russian White-fronted Goose
2 Scaup
2+ Snipe
2 Oystercatcher
4 Common Buzzard

Russian White-fronted Goose in 1st Field


Russian White-fronted Goose in 1st Field


2 Russian White-fronted Geese in 1st Field


pair Oystercatcher on KP

7th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,JC,LI)

12+ Red-throated Diver off Hornsea (RL,ML)
100+ Barnacle Goose
female Red-crested Pochard
hybrid Tufted x Pochard
2 Scaup (1 drake) off 1st field
Common Buzzard
ad Mediterranean Gull off KP
41 Lapwing
2 Lesser Black-backed Gull
2 Jay

Scaup and the hybrid – Jon Lamplough


Stock Dove action in 3rd Field – Jeff Cox


Red-throated Divers off Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Red-throated Divers off Hornsea – Roy Lyon

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

hybrid Tufted x Pochard
female Red-crested Pochard
2 Scaup (1 drake) off 1st field
4 Little Grebe
Peregrine
52 Lapwing
3 Lesser black backed Gull west

Reed Bunting at the Mere – Steve Mason


Wren at the Mere – Steve Mason

5th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

hybrid Tufted x Pochard
female Red-crested Pochard
4 Scaup (2 drakes) off 1st field
4 Little Grebe
Little Egret west
3 Lesser Black-backed Gull west
Siskin west

Russian White-fronted Goose at Skirlington

drake Scaup at the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Russian White-fronted Goose at Skirlington – Jon Lamplough


Russian White-fronted Goose at Skirlington – Jon Lamplough

4th March – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,LB)

female Red-crested Pochard
hybrid Tufted x Pochard
5 Scaup (2 drakes) off 1st field
5+ Grey Heron
Red Kite south west over 1st field
Barn Owl
37 Lapwing
Dunlin west
3 Lesser Black-backed Gull west

some of the 5 Scaup present on the Mere off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


some of the 5 Scaup present on the Mere off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


some of the 5 Scaup present on the Mere off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough

3rd March – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,JC)

155 Gadwall
hybrid Tufted x Pochard
female Red-crested Pochard
6 Scaup (3 drakes)
280 Goldeneye
drake Goosander
4 Lesser Black-backed Gull

Common Buzzard from around the Mere today – Jeff Cox


Common Buzzard from around the Mere today – Jeff Cox


Common Buzzard from around the Mere today – Jeff Cox

2nd March – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

2 Shelduck
hybrid Tufted x Pochard
female Red-crested Pochard
3 Marsh Harrier
75 Golden Plover west
3 Lesser black backed Gull
adult Mediterranean Gull

Siskin at Rolston

Little Owl near Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

1st March – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,LI,JC,EG,CH,MR,LB,RL)

12 Shoveler
1w drake Scaup
hybrid Tufted x Pochard
female Goosander + drake flew east over Mere from Decoy
3 Marsh Harrier
2 Common Buzzard
Barn Owl
2 Oystercatcher
Avocet KP/1st field
7+ Snipe
189 Lapwing
2 Lesser Black-backed Gull
Adult Mediterranean Gull
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Jay
2 Stock Dove
Cetti’s Warbler

3 Russian White-fronted Goose + 4 Pink-footed Goose at Skirlington (LI)

2 Russian White-fronted Goose at Aldbrough today (AJ)

Barmston (LI)

200+ Corn Bunting, 150 Yellowhammer, 60 Reed Bunting, 50 Linnet, 20 Tree Sparrow + 2 Twite
2 Eider on sea

2 Russian White-fronted Geese at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


Gadwall and Tufted Duck on the Mere – Ella Guru


Cormorant over the Mere – Ella Guru


Black-headed Gull off KP – Ella Guru


February Sightings

28th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,JC,MR)

103 Barnacle Goose incl Orange FVZ
hybrid Tufted x Pochard
ad Mediterranean Gull
4+ Snipe
35+ Lapwing
3 Marsh Harrier
1+ Chiffchaff

27th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand (JL,JC,CH,RL)

103 Barnacle Goose incl Orange FVZ
3 Little Grebe
10 Shoveler
1w drake Scaup
2 Oystercatcher
Marsh Harrier
Common Buzzard
2 Jay
Green Woodpecker calling
Yellowhammer singing
c40 Lapwing
4 Song Thrush singing
Corn Bunting in Heslop’s area

first Mere record of Corn Bunting for 5 years today – Jeff Cox


singing Song Thrush – Jeff Cox


Teal on the Mere today – Jon Lamplough


Marsh Harrier – Jeff Cox


1 of 3 Little Grebe seen today – Roy Lyon


Orange FVZ still present around the Mere – Roy Lyon


Goldeneye at the Mere – Roy Lyon


Common Buzzard – Roy Lyon

26th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand (JL,CH)

2 White-fronted Goose
female Red-crested Pochard
Lesser Black-backed Gull
2 Green Woodpecker heard

2 Russian White-fronted Geese off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


2 Russian White-fronted Geese off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


White-fronted Goose off 1st Field – Jon Lamplough


Barn Owl in 3rd Field/Heslop’s – Steve Mason


Barn Owl in 3rd Field/Heslop’s – Steve Mason

25th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,JC,LB)

50 Barnacle Goose
1w drake Scaup
Goosander
hybrid Pochard x Tufted Duck
4+ Grey Heron
Ringed Plover east
2 Marsh Harrier
3 Moorhen
2 Jay
Green Woodpecker
5 Great Spotted Woodpeckers
Chiffchaff singing
5 Meadow Pipits in field by Weatherhill Farm

Goosander off 2nd Field- Jeff Cox


Moorhen – Jeff Cox

24th February – Hornsea Mere, Wassand/Southside (JL,LB)

1w drake Scaup
Tufted x Pochard hybrid
3 Marsh Harrier
Green Woodpecker

Russian White-fronted Goose at Skirlington (RL,ML)
Pink-footed Goose

White-fronted Goose at Skirlington today – Roy Lyon


Pink-footed Goose at Skirlington – Roy Lyon


Dunnock in Wassand – Steve Mason


Robin in Wassand – Steve Mason


Marsh Harrier in Wassand – Steve Mason

23rd February – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,MR,LB)

1w drake Scaup
Tufted x Pochard hybrid
3+ Snipe
3 Marsh Harrier
8+ Common Buzzard
Goosander off 2nd Field
pair Stonechat Heslop’s
Green Woodpecker
Cetti’s Warbler

Goosander off 2nd Field


male Stonechat in 3rd Field


Carrion Crow and Common Buzzard over Heslop’s

22nd February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside/Wassand (JL,JC,CH,LB,JH)

200+ Pink-footed Goose north over Mere
369 Wigeon
Pochard x Tufted Duck hybrid KP
1w drake Scaup between buoys 4 and 5
female Red-crested Pochard near buoy 4
4+ Goosander
3 Great crested Grebe
6+ Little Grebe
16 Sanderling on Hornsea beach incl 1 metal ringed bird
101+ Lapwing
Cetti’s Warbler
Stonechat in 1st Field
female Brambling with Linnet/Goldfinch flock by Ouzel Hedge

male Stonechat in First Field – Alan Elkin


Red-crested Pochard from the Mere today – Jon Lamplough


Sanderling off Hornsea – Jeff Cox


Sparrowhawk – Jeff Cox

flowering Green Alkanet near the Mere – Jeff Cox

21st February – Hornsea Mere, Southside (LB)

200 Pink-footed Goose over
1 Curlew west

Treecreeper in Wassand – Steve Mason

20th February – Hornsea Mere, Kirkholme Point (MR,JC)

2 White-fronted Goose with c30 Greylags close to Swan Island (often out of view)
2 Oystercatcher Swan Island
Lesser Black-backed Gull
male Marsh harrier
Sparrowhawk
6 Skylark over

Grey Heron flypast at Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


Grey Heron flypast at Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

19th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand (JL)

Shelduck
Pochard x Tufted Duck hybrid KP
1w drake Scaup
295 Goldeneye
4 Goosander
70 Lapwing west
Golden Plover

pair Ring-necked Parakeets (female has a grey plastic or metal ring on left leg) in an Aldbrough garden (AJ)

Ring-necked Parakeet in Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


pair Ring-necked Parakeets in Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


local Little Owl – Alan Elkin

18th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand/Northside (JL,JC)

9+ Shelduck
12 Teal
1w drake Scaup
2 Goosander
3 Great crested Grebe
Red-legged Partridge
Red Kite west over Wassand
3 Marsh Harrier
122+ Lapwing west
2 Lesser black-backed Gull
Barn Owl
300+ mixed finch flock, Linnet,Goldfinch and Chaffinch

Red Kite over Wassand today – Jon Lamplough


1w drake Scaup in Wassand – Jeff Cox


1w drake Scaup in Wassand – Jeff Cox


1w drake Scaup in Wassand – Jon Lamplough


Shelducks in Wassand – Jeff Cox

17th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

440 Tufted Duck
Hybrid Pochard x Tufted Duck
1w drake Scaup
2 Oystercatcher

16th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL)

232 Gadwall
207 Pochard
Hybrid Tufted x Pochard
1w drake Scaup
303 Goldeneye
2 Oystercatcher
88 Lapwing
Lesser Black-backed Gull

Red Kite south at Aldbrough Fish Ponds 11:00 (AJ)

15th February – Hornsea Mere, KP/Southside (JL,MR,JC)

c125 Pink-footed Goose flew NW
1w drake Scaup between KP and 1st Field
drake Goosander
Oystercatcher still KP
21 Lapwing
3 Marsh Harrier
3+ Common Buzzard
4+ Great Spotted Woodpecker

at least 1 Hooded Crow still at Barmston on beach (JL)

male Marsh Harrier by Ouzel Hedge


Common Buzzard over Heslop’s


Tree Sparrow in 1st Field


Oystercatcher on Kirkholme Point


Oystercatcher on Kirkholme Point

King Alfred’s Cakes fungus – Jeff Cox


Lapwing from Southorpe Road – Jeff Cox

14th February – Hornsea Mere, Kirkholme Point (LI)

Pink-footed Goose – skeins of 55 and 85 heading west over KP this morning

c119 Red-throated Diver between Hornsea and Barmston (RL,ML)
2 Hooded Crow on beach at Barmston

1 of 2 Hooded Crow at Barmston – Roy Lyon/Martin Lonsdale


1 of 2 Hooded Crow at Barmston – Roy Lyon/Martin Lonsdale


Siskin in Wassand – Steve Mason


Jay in Wassand – Steve Mason

13th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,TI,MR)

130 Barnacle Goose
179 Pochard
Tufted x Pochard hybrid
1w drake Scaup
213 Goldeneye
3 Red Kite west
3 Marsh Harrier
2+ Common Buzzard
1 Oystercatcher KP jetties
2+ Snipe
110 Lapwing west
1w Mediterranean Gull

Pochards and Tufted Ducks over the East end


Oystercatcher on the jetties


Oystercatcher from KP – Steve Mason


Snipe in Heslop’s


Black-headed Gulls on KP

12th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (MR,JL)

hybrid Tufted x Pochard off KP
3 Common Buzzard over Seaton Road hide
Grey Wagtail from KP

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

4 Pink-footed Goose
5 Egyptian Goose late afternoon off Swan island
160 Pochard
1w drake Scaup
151 Goldeneye

10th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand (JL,JC)

3 Pintail
24 Teal
170 Pochard
1w drake Scaup
3 Marsh Harrier
106 Lapwing
Green Woodpecker
3 Bullfinch

Pochard on 1st Field shoreline – Jeff Cox


Marsh Harrier in Wassand – Jeff Cox


Marsh Harrier in Wassand – Jeff Cox


single Pink-footed Goose at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

9th February – Hornsea Mere, Wassand (JL,JC)

130 Barnacle Goose
161 Cormorant flew west at dawn
drake Goosander flew west
3 Marsh Harrier
1w Mediterranean Gull west
Grey Wagtail
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker

8th February – Hornsea Mere (SC)

Peregrine from Seaton Road hide in afternoon

6th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,MR,JC)

130 Barnacle Goose
1w White-fronted Goose off Swan Island
1w drake Scaup
drake Smew off Swan Island
hybrid Tufted x Pochard
3 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
Kingfisher
500+ Linnet still by Ouzel Hedge
smaller no’s Goldfinch, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Tree Sparrow and Reed Bunting
Siskin
Green Woodpecker
47 Stock Dove south of Ouzel Hedge
Otter

White-fronted Goose distantly off Swan Island – Jeff Cox


drake Smew off Swan Island


Peregrine high over Ouzel Hedge


Robin at Ouzel Hedge


Sanderling at Longbeaches Hornsea

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

Tundra Bean Goose off 1st Field then flew east with Greylags 07:35
1w drake Scaup
12 Teal
97 Pochard
180 Goldeneye
hybrid Tufted x Pochard
2 Water Rail from KP
3 Marsh Harrier
Common Buzzard
Black-headed Gull with white colour ring (unread) on ice late morning
Great Black-backed Gull with black colour ring on ice late morning
Snipe
White-fronted Goose at Aldbrough (AJ)

Pied Wagtail on KP today


2cy White-fronted Goose at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

4th February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand (JC)

82 Pochard off 1st/2nd Fields
3 Fieldfare at Ouzel Hedge
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
40+ Linnet at Ouzel Hedge
5 Redwing

Red-throated Divers off Hornsea 03/02 – Roy Lyon


Red-throated Divers off Hornsea 03/02 – Roy Lyon


Red-throated Divers off Hornsea 03/02 – Roy Lyon


Roe Deer at the Mere – Scott Creek


Fox from around the Mere – Scott Creek

3rd February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Wassand/Northside (JL,JC)

130 Barnacle Goose
8 Pink-footed Goose at Skirlington (RL,ML)
1w drake Scaup
101 Pochard
2 Common Buzzard
imm male Marsh Harrier
Jay
Water Rail
Green Woodpecker
3 Common Snipe flushed from 1st field

Common Buzzard over the Mere today – Jeff Cox


Common Buzzard over the Mere today – Jeff Cox


Water Rail at Aldbrough feeding on a dead fish – Ade Johnson


single Pink-footed Goose (8 present) at Skirlington – Roy Lyon

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

Bittern from Wassand Hide
292 Gadwall
1w drake Scaup
6 Great Spotted Woodpecker

wintering Water Rail at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


recent Kingfisher from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


recent Kingfisher from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason


recent Kingfisher from Wassand Hide – Steve Mason

1st February – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL)

16 Shoveler
71 Teal
123 Pochard
1w drake Scaup
5 Goosander south

Goldcrest in Wassand – Steve Mason


January Sightings

31st January – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

84 Teal
126 Pochard
Goosander east
4 Little Grebe

30th January – Hornsea Mere, KP/Southside/Wassand (MR,JC,JL,JS)

130 Barnacle Goose incl Orange FVZ
Bittern from Wassand Hide
6+ Grey Heron
1+ Marsh Harrier
2 Common Buzzard
Barn Owl
Kingfisher
500+ Linnet by Ouzel Hedge/Heslop’s
100+ Goldfinch 2nd Field/Ouzel Hedge
smaller no’s Tree Sparrow, Chaffinch and Greenfinch
Jay
2 Cetti’s Warbler

male Marsh Harrier over Bull Hole


male Marsh Harrier over Bull Hole


male Marsh Harrier over Bull Hole


male Marsh Harrier over Bull Hole


a fraction of the Linnet flock by Ouzel Hedge

29th January – Hornsea Mere, KP/Southside/South beach (JL,MR,BMJ)

130 Barnacle Goose incl Orange FVZ
1w drake Scaup off 1st Field

Great Northern Diver south past Longbeaches 13:05
12+ Red-throated Diver
Guillemots off south beach
3 Sanderling
2 Turnstone

Turnstone at Longbeaches Hornsea

28th January – Hornsea Mere, KP/Southside (JL,MR)

130 Barnacle Goose incl Orange FVZ
Great Northern Diver off KP early morning, moved to West end by boundary signs mid morning
1w Scaup from south side of KP

male Hen Harrier between Aldbrough and East Newton mid morning (AJ)

Great Northern Diver off Kirkholme Point car park


Great Northern Diver off Kirkholme Point car park

27th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand (MR,JL,JC)

130 Barnacle Goose incl Orange FVZ
Great Northern Diver west end of Swan Island late afternoon
1 Sanderling around KP Cafe/Car Park
hybrid Tufted x Pochard off jetties
3 Marsh Harrier (2 m 1 f)
2 Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
2 Jay
3 Treecreeper
4+ Great Spotted Woodpecker
340+ Linnet
60+ Common Gull
Skylark
Otter from Wassand Hide

Sanderling at KP this afternoon


Sanderling at KP this afternoon


record shot of the Great Northern Diver from this afternoon – Jon Lamplough


Barnacle Geese along the Southside this morning – Jeff Cox


Goldeneye over the Mere today – Jeff Cox


Common Buzzard – Jeff Cox

25th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MR,GR)

Pink-footed Goose
1w drake Scaup off KP
drake Smew off KP
male Marsh Harrier

Danish rung Black-headed Gull present on and off since late November at the Mere


Common Gull over KP


juv Herring Gull from KP this afternoon

24th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,MR)

14 Shoveler
70 Teal
90 Pochard
1w drake Scaup
drake Smew
of interest:
3 yellow ringed Herring Gulls on the ice
1 metal ringed Herring Gull
1 green ringed Common Gull
1 black ringed Great-black backed Gull
Marsh Harrier
Common Buzzard
Barn Owl
single White-fronted Goose seen with Greylags at Rolston (TI)

Common Gull over KP


local Little Owl

23rd January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,MR)

130 Barnacle Goose incl Orange FVZ
5+ Grey Heron
1w drake Scaup
drake Smew off 2nd Field
Kingfisher
male Marsh Harrier
2 Common Buzzard

Shoveler off KP


Grey Heron in 1st Field reedbed

22nd January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,MR)

130 Barnacle Goose incl Orange FVZ
1w drake Scaup KP
drake Smew KP
juvenile Glaucous Gull west over Seaton at 14.08

21st January – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,RW)

12 Shoveler
27 Teal
82 Pochard
1w drake Scaup
190 Goldeneye
drake Smew
2 Little Grebe

drake Smew off KP – Dicky Ticker


Sanderling on Hornsea South beach – Steve Mason


Long-tailed Tit down the old Hornsea Railway line – Steve Mason


Kingfisher along Stream Dike – Jeff Cox

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

10 Shoveler
33 Teal
325 Wigeon
1w drake Scaup
2 Common Scoter

Goldeneye on the Mere – Jon Lamplough

19th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,LB,JC)

96 Pochard
1w drake Scaup
170 Goldeneye
Little Egret
3 Marsh Harrier
2 Treecreeper
Jay
Green Woodpecker
3+ Great Spotted Woodpecker
Common Buzzard

Red Kite between Routh and Leven appeared to head NW 12:30 (PM)

Cowden (JC,AH,NC)

27+ Red-throated Divers offshore
2 Yellowhammer
2 Sparrowhawk
Barn Owl
4 Reed Bunting

Red-throated Divers off Cowden today – Jeff Cox

18th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,LB)

24 Teal
73 Pochard
1w drake Scaup
3 Goosander (2 drakes)
drake Smew
Great white Egret
Marsh Harrier

male Hen Harrier through at Grimston (TI)

17th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL,LB)

drake Smew from KP
Great White Egret
20 Meadow Pipit

drake Smew showing off KP today – Jon Lamplough


drake Smew showing off KP today – Jon Lamplough


drake Smew showing off KP today – Jon Lamplough

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

306 Gadwall
360 Tufted Duck
1w drake Scaup
155 Goldeneye
40 Pink-footed Goose over NW
Barn Owl

Goldcrest in Wassand – Steve Mason

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

73 Pochard
1w drake Scaup
Great White Egret
Barn Owl

aythya hybrid off KP this morning – Jeff Cox


aythya hybrid off KP this morning – Jeff Cox

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

260 Gadwall
1w drake Scaup
Common Scoter
drake Smew
Great White Egret

drake Smew off KP today – Roy Lyon


drake Smew off KP today – Roy Lyon


Common Scoter off 1st Field – Roy Lyon


Common Scoter off 1st Field – Roy Lyon


Common Scoter off 1st Field – Martin Lonsdale


single Pink-footed Goose at Skirlington – Roy Lyon

12th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,JC,LB)

1w drake Scaup
Common Scoter
9 Golden Plover west

Common Scoter off 1st Field – Jeff Cox

11th January – Hornsea Mere, KP/Southside (JL,JC)

123+ Barnacle Goose incl Orange FVZ
1w Scaup
2 Jay
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker (1 drumming)
Green Woodpecker heard
3 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Barn Owl
5 Redwing
Song Thrush
c150 Goldfinch
295+ Linnet
6+ Tree Sparrow
6 Chaffinch
3 Greenfinch

part of the Linnet/Finch flock by Ouzel Hedge – Jeff Cox


some of the Linnet/Finch flock by Ouzel Hedge – Jeff Cox


Barn Owl along the Southside – Jeff Cox

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

1w drake Scaup
70 Pochard
120 Goldeneye
2 Little Grebe

Little Egret on Stream Dyke near Tesco’s – Ade Johnson


recent Marsh Harrier from Wassand – Steve ‘Perry’ Mason


Great Spotted Woodpecker in Wassand – Steve ‘Perry’ Mason


Treecreeper in Wassand – Steve ‘Perry’ Mason

9th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

ad Peregrine

8th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL)

Great White Egret
probable hybrid Tufted Duck x Pochard from KP

probable Tufted x Pochard hybrid from KP – Jon Lamplough

probable Tufted x Pochard hybrid from KP – Jon Lamplough

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

120+ Barnacle Goose incl Orange FVZ
309 Gadwall
1w drake Scaup
Great White Egret

Winter Heliotrope in Hornsea – Jeff Cox


Orange FVZ dropping in along the Southside – Jeff Cox

6th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,MR,LB)

120+ Barnacle Goose incl Orange FVZ
1w drake Scaup
166 Goldeneye
320+ Wigeon
Great White Egret
2 Snipe
Barn Owl
3 Marsh Harrier
Jay
Chiffchaff
3+ Cetti’s Warbler
Green Woodpecker

male House Sparrow 1st Field


4 Roe Deer quite near Southside of the Mere

5th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

1 Shelduck
Great White Egret

4th January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP (JL)

114 Pochard
1w drake Scaup
Great white Egret
Peregrine

1w Scaup from KP today – Jon Lamplough

3rd January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,LB)

1w drake Scaup
Great White Egret
6 Greenfinch

3 Sanderling + Turnstone South beach, Hornsea (RL,ML)

Pink-footed Goose at Tunstall
4 Snipe

Sanderling South beach, Hornsea – Roy Lyon


Pink-footed Goose at Tunstall – Roy Lyon

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

94 Pochard
1w drake Scaup
Great white Egret
colour-flagged Sanderling on Hornsea beach

drake Mandarin at Aldbrough Fish ponds (AJ)

colour-flagged Sanderling Hornsea beach – Jeff Cox


drake Mandarin at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


drake Mandarin at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

1st January – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside/Wassand (JL,JC,LB)

Shelduck
278 Gadwall
42 Teal
49 Pochard
Great white Egret
1w Mediterranean Gull
5 Marsh Harrier
Jay

Marsh Harrier from Wassand hide – Jeff Cox


Marsh Harrier from Wassand hide – Jeff Cox


3 of 5 Marsh Harriers from Wassand hide – Jeff Cox


December Sightings

31st December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL)

302 Gadwall
75 Pochard
141 Goldeneye
Great white Egret
Marsh Harrier

30th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand (JL,RL,SM,PM,LB)

Shelduck
229 Gadwall
41 Teal
75 Pochard
1w drake Scaup
153 Goldeneye
Goosander
Great white Egret
Little Egret
male Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
Barn Owl

male Marsh Harrier today in Wassand – Roy Lyon


sadly the Black-necked Swan was found dead over the Xmas period in Wassand – Roy Lyon

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

242 Gadwall
25 Teal
Drake Smew north side of KP
Great white Egret
1+ Peregrine
c100 Lapwing west
10 Golden Plover west

drake Smew from KP today – Alan Walkington

28th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Southorpe Road/Northside (JL)

6 Whooper Swan
Pink-footed Goose
14 Teal
310 Wigeon
78 Pochard
2 Goosander
3 Red-legged Partridge (Southorpe Road)
9 Great crested Grebe
Great white Egret

27th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand (JL,JC,MR,LI,JH,AJ,ML)

125+ Barnacle Goose incl Orange FVZ
143 Greylag Goose
74 Teal
162 Goldeneye
Drake Smew from Northside of KP/Bull Hole
Great white Egret
Juvenile Glaucous Gull 9.50 to 9.55 in Gull flock off Swan island
Green Woodpecker heard
7 Great Spotted Woodpecker (4 drumming)
6 Cetti’s Warbler
Treecreeper
Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
Barn Owl
Woodcock
14+ Long-tailed Tit

drake Smew from KP – Jon Lamplough


drake Smew from KP – Harry Irene


Kestrel along Southorpe Road – Harry Irene


Marsh Harrier from Wassand – Jeff Cox


Great Spotted Woodpecker – Jeff Cox


Great Spotted Woodpecker – Jeff Cox

26th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,LB,RL)

10 Pink-footed Goose south
1 fem Scaup
79 Pochard
Great white Egret
male Marsh Harrier
Barn Owl
Green Woodpecker heard

a view from Seaton Road hide today – Roy Lyon

25th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,LB,LI)

19 Pink-footed Goose south
Red-necked Grebe from 2nd Field near boundary signs
22 Teal
79 Pochard
3 Scaup
386 Tufted Duck
Great white Egret
Common Buzzard
2 Kestrel
Barn Owl
10 Bullfinch
Goldcrest

the old Hull Valley Group hide on the northside of the Mere – Roy Lyon

24th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,BMJ,JC,MR,LB)

124+ Barnacle Goose incl Orange FVZ
41 Teal
92 Pochard
320+ Wigeon
4 Scaup (1w drake & 3 females)
Red-necked Grebe off 2nd field
2+ Water Rail Heslop’s
3+ Grey Heron
Great white Egret
Little Egret
1+ Peregrine
Kestrel
Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
Treecreeper
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
2+ Cetti’s Warbler
Siskin 2nd Field

Red-necked Grebe Decoy Channel – Jeff Cox


Goosanders at the West end – Jeff Cox


Barnacle Geese over 2nd Field – The Spotlight Kid

23rd December – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL,LB)

Great White Egret
3 Whooper Swan

22nd December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Southorpe Road (JL,JC,BMJ,MR,LB)

3 Whooper Swan dropped on to the mere at dusk
16 Pink-footed Goose + c50 over south
69 Pochard
4 Scaup (1w drake & 3 females)
127 Goldeneye
Great white Egret
8 Great crested Grebe
Peregrine

2 Hooded Crows at north of Barmston on clifftop (PM)

21st December – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

4 Scaup
53 Pochard

20th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Southorpe Raod/Northside (JL)

Pink-footed Goose Southorpe road
c80 Teal
4 Scaup (1st winter Drake, 3 females)
63 Pochard
Drake Goosander

19th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Southorpe Road/KP (JL,LB,BMJ)

19 White-fronted Goose Southorpe road
Pink-footed Goose Southorpe road
8 Shoveler
19 Teal
3 Scaup (1st winter Drake, 2 females)
82 Goldeneye
Great white Egret appeared to roost north side of Swan island
Chiffchaff Southorpe road

Great White Egret south over Rolston (JC)
Twice flock still Barmston beach (PM)

White-fronted Geese from Southorpe Road – Jon Lamplough


White-fronted Goose from Southorpe Road – Jon Lamplough


Scaup on the Mere today – Jon Lamplough


Scaup on the Mere today – Jon Lamplough

18th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/Northside (JL,LB)

2 Scaup
2 Marsh Harrier
120 Lapwing

17th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC)

7 White-fronted Goose 2nd field
Pink-footed Goose 2nd field
34 Teal
312 Tufted Duck
3 Scaup
93 Goldeneye
Marsh Harrier

White-fronted Geese in 2nd Field – Jeff Cox


White-fronted Geese in 2nd Field – Jeff Cox


White-fronted Geese in 2nd Field – Jeff Cox


White-fronted Geese in 2nd Field – Jeff Cox


7 White-fronted Geese off south late afternoon – Jeff Cox


Pochard on the Mere today – Jeff Cox

16th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside/KP/Wassand (JL,JC,SC)

130 Barnacle Goose
8 Shoveler
44 Teal
3 Scaup (1st winter drake, 2 females)
53 Pochard
Drake Smew KP
5 Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
Chiff Chaff
2 Cetti’s Warbler
Jay
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker
2 Treecreeper
20+ Long-tailed Tit
2 Coal Tit

drake Smew from KP this afternoon – Jeff Cox


drake Smew from KP this afternoon – Jeff Cox


drake Smew from KP this afternoon – Jeff Cox


drake Smew from KP this afternoon – Jeff Cox


drake Smew from KP this afternoon – Jeff Cox


drake Smew from KP – Jon Lamplough


Chiffchaff on the woodland walk – Jeff Cox


look here three Deer from around the Mere – Jeff Cox

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

3 Scaup
42 Pochard
Drake Goosander west
3 Marsh Harrier

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

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

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

Back-necked Grebe off KP – Jon Lamplough

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

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

Redwing – Jeff Cox


Skylark – Jeff Cox


Kestrel – Jeff Cox


Goldeneye – Jeff Cox

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

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

11th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

Scaup

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

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

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


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


Scaup on the Mere – Ade Johnson

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

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

Great White Egret – Jeff Cox


Mute Swan from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Treecreeper – Jeff Cox

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

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

a pale Common Buzzard in the Grimston area – Tim Isherwood


a pale Common Buzzard in the Grimston area – Tim Isherwood

7th December – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

Scaup
Drake Smew off KP
Little Egret

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

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

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

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

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

Great White Egret in Wassand – Scott Creek


Whooper Swans over the Mere late afternoon


Common Scoter on the Mere – Roy Lyon

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

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

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

probable Glaucous x Herring Gull hybrid over Heslop’s


probable Glaucous x Herring Gull hybrid over Heslop’s


probable Glaucous x Herring Gull hybrid over Heslop’s

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

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

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

drake Smew on the Mere – Jeff Cox


Grey Heron – Jeff Cox


Marsh Harrier in Wassand – Jeff Cox

Marsh Harrier in Wassand – Jeff Cox


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

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

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


November Sightings

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

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

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

29th November – Hornsea Mere (JL)

Scaup west of Swan Island

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

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

8 Sanderling + 4 Turnstone Hornsea beach (JC)

Great White Egret in Decoy/Wassand – Roy Lyon


distant Great White Egret on Swan Island – Roy Lyon


2 Goosander of at least 7 recorded today – Roy Lyon



Peregrine on Swan Island – Roy Lyon

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

2 female Scaup
drake Goosander
43 Lapwing
Redshank
Peregrine
Kestrel

drake Goosander in Bull Hole


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

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

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

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


part of the Finch flock by Ouzel Hedge – Jeff Cox


Redwing – Jeff Cox


Golden Brown texture like sun…


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

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

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

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

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

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

Black-necked Swan from KP – Jeff Cox


Pink-footed Geese along the Southside – Jeff Cox


Goosander on the Mere – Jeff Cox

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

Black-necked Grebe
Goosander in Bull Hole

Water Rail recently from the Mere – Jon Lamplough


Water Rail recently from the Mere – Jon Lamplough

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

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

Dunlin on KP today – Roy Lyon


Dunlin on KP today – Roy Lyon


Common Scoter off Swan Island – Roy Lyon

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

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

Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

2 Snow Bunting

Goosander at the Mere – Jon Lamplough


2 Snow Buntings at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


Snow Bunting at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

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

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

Hornsea seafront (TI,MR)

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

redhead Smew on the Mere today – Jon Lamplough


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


2 Eider north off Hornsea South beach

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

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

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

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

Rook at Longbeaches today

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

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

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

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

400+ Little Gulls on sea off Atwick (JH)

Red-breasted Merganser off 2nd Field – Alan Elkin

16th November – Hornsea Mere, KP (JC)

Kestrel by the Mere entrance – Jeff Cox


Carrion Crow at the Mere – Jeff Cox


Reed Bunting – Jeff Cox

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

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

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

Yellowhammer – Scott Creek


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


Golden Plover – Roy Lyon


Angle Shades – Roy Lyon

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

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

13th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

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

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

2 Scaup
2 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
44 Lapwing
Golden Plover south

Great White Egret from Wassand – Jeff Cox


cream crown Marsh Harrier from Wassand – Jeff Cox


Shoveler from Wassand – Jeff Cox

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aldbrough clifftop (AJ,MR)

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

Shore Lark at Aldbrough clifftop – Ade Johnson


distant phonescoped Shorelark at Aldbrough

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

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

Little Egret off 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Turnstone on Hornsea beach this morning – Jeff Cox

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

4 Scaup
3 Little Egret
3 Marsh Harrier
3 Redshank

6th November – Hornsea Mere, Southside (JL)

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

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

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

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

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

Meadow Pipit 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Roe Deer family in Wassand – Jeff Cox

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

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

Whooper Swan’s over the Mere – Jeff Cox


2 Redshank off 1st Field


Shoveler’s off 1st Field


Water Rail in Wassand – Jeff Cox


Barnacle Geese over the Southside – Jeff Cox


Brown Hare – Jeff Cox


Long-tailed Duck off west


Marsh Harrier – Jeff Cox


Great Crested Grebe’s – Jeff Cox

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

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

Stonechat at Cowden


Stonechat at Cowden


Stonechat at Cowden


Common Buzzard over Cowden

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

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

Setting Sun from 2nd Field