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October Sightings

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

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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


May Sightings

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Common Blue Damselfly – Jeff Cox


Reed Warbler – Jeff Cox

Reed Warbler – Jeff Cox


Sedge Warbler – Jeff Cox


Sedge Warbler – Jeff Cox


Hobby from Kirkholme – Rich Willison


Hobby over Kirkholme – Rich Willison

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

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

Red-footed Falcon – Jeff Cox




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

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

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

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

24th May – KP/Northside (JL,GB)

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

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

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

Pied Wagtail around Kirkholme – Chris Cox


Common Buzzard over Wassand – Chris Cox


Iceland Gull still from Kirkholme – Chris Cox

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

16th May – KP/Northside (GB)

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

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

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

Iceland Gull off Kirkholme – Rich Willison


2cy Iceland Gull on Kirkholme – Rich Willison


Iceland Gull – Dicky Ticker


Iceland Gull – Rich Willison

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

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

Iceland Gull still present on Kirkholme today – Erich Hediger

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

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

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

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

Bewholme in pm (GB)

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

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

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

10th May – Hornsea South cliffs (JC)

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

Sedge Warbler – Jeff Cox


Whinchat at South Cliffs – Jeff Cox

Wheatear – Jeff Cox

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

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

Fox round the Southside of Mere – Jeff Cox


Iceland Gull again on Kirkholme – Jeff Cox


Long-tailed Tit – Jeff Cox

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

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

Black Tern off Kirkholme – Nigel Genn


Black Tern off Kirkholme – Nigel Genn


probable Tufted x Scaup type hybrid from KP – Nigel Genn


probable Tufted x Scaup type hybrid from KP – Nigel Genn


White Wagtail – Nigel Genn


Iceland Gull – Nigel Genn

probable Tufted x Scaup type hybrid from KP – Nigel Genn

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

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

Iceland Gull on Kirkholme – Jeff Cox



Lapwing – Jeff Cox


Swallows over the Southside – Jeff Cox

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bewholme in pm (GB)

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

Common Sand showing from Kirkholme – Alan Elkin

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

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

Lapwing with chick at the Mere – Jeff Cox

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

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

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

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

Bewholme in pm (GB)

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

Common Sandpiper around Kirkholme – Alan Elkin

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

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


April Sightings

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

several Meadow Pipit
Wheatear
6 Bar-tailed Godwit

Bar-tailed Godwits at Hornsea Lakes – Jeff Cox


Wheatear Hornsea Lakes – Jeff Cox

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

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

drk Wheatear on KP – Alan Elkin


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

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

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


Gadwall – Jeff Cox

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

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

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

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

White Wagtail on KP – Alan Elkin

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

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

the House Martins Happy Hour at the Cafe – Jeff Cox


Common Sandpiper in Bull Hole – Jeff Cox


Common Sandpiper in Bull Hole – Jeff Cox


Sand Martin off KP – Jeff Cox


Pintail from Seaton Road Hide – Alan Elkin

26th April – Cowden (JC)

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

Little Grebe and Teal at Cowden – Jeff Cox

Snipe at Cowden – Jeff Cox

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

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

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

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

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

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

digi-binned Wheatear on KP – Jeff Cox

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

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

Northside in pm (JL)

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

Avocet over the Mere – Jeff Cox

Cowden early aft (MR)

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

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

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

recent pic of a resident Common Buzzard – John Sanders

21st April – Cowden late aft (MR)

13 Fieldfare
2 Grasshopper Warbler
2 Wheatear

Southorpe (JL)

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

still good numbers of Tufted Duck present – John Sanders

Tufted Ducks on the Mere – John Sanders

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

drk Mandarin off KP
Reed Warbler singing at east end

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

Lords and Ladies coming into bloom – Jeff Cox


Greylags with goslings – Jeff Cox


Gadwall – Jeff Cox

Cowden early pm (JC)

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

Drinker Moth Caterpillar at Cowden – Jeff Cox


Whitethroat at Cowden – Jeff Cox

Southside/Wassand Hide this am (JC)

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

Seaton Road Hide (JL)

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

19th April – Cowden in aft (MR)

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

Lesser Whitethroat + Sedge Warbler east end of Mere

Peacock at Cowden

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bewholme (GB)

2 Oystercatcher
2 Black-tailed Godwit

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

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

Bewick Hall, Bewholme (GB)

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

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

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

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

2cy Iceland Gull

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


Iceland Gull – Alan Elkin


 
KP/Southorpe/Wassand Hide (JL,GB)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wassand Hide mid afternoon

2 Pink-footed Geese
Peregrine

Pink-footed Geese from Wassand Hide – Erich Hediger

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

drk Garganey off KP/Swan Island – Jeff Cox

drk Garganey off KP/Swan Island – Jeff Cox

dark-bellied Brent Goose at Hornsea Lakes – Jeff Cox

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

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

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

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

Highlights from Cowden (JC)

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

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

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

Bittern in flight viewed from Wassand Hide – Roy Lyon

Bittern in flight viewed from Wassand Hide – Roy Lyon