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February Sightings

18th February – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,JC,GB,BMJ)

4 Grey Heron
6+ Common Buzzard
6+ Marsh Harrier (2 males)
2 Sparrowhawk
5 Great Crested Grebe
8 Whooper Swan flew north
39 Mute Swan
2 1w White-fronted Goose with Greylag flock
140+ Greylag Goose
67 Canada Goose
122 Barnacle Goose
220 Mallard
285 Gadwall
2 Shoveler
350+ Wigeon
280+ Teal
260 Pochard
560+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
485 Goldeneye
410 Coot
12 Lapwing on Southside, 44 Lapwing flew west
2 Oystercatcher
Barn Owl
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker
2 Stonechat
44 Redwing
7 Fieldfare
30+ Blackbird
2 Cetti’s Warbler
Jay
2 Yellowhammer singing
2 Skylark singing
3 Roe Deer
Otter from Wassand Hide

17th February – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,JC,GB,BMJ)

3+ Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
3 Great Crested Grebe
ad Whooper Swan flew south
13 Pink-footed Goose flew west
380+ Wigeon
260+ Teal
240+ Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
340+ Goldeneye
drk Goosander flew east
120 Lapwing flew west
Barn Owl
Grey Wagtail
2 Stonechat

16th February – Catwick/Sandsfield Tip area (ML,RL)

juv Glaucous Gull + Caspian Gull

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

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2+ Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
3 Great Crested Grebe
2 Whooper Swan off Swan Island
9 Pink-footed Goose flew west
240+ Gadwall
82 Wigeon
56 Teal
144 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
210+ Goldeneye
2 Stonechat
*of interest the Finnish rung Black-headed Gull from 4th Feb, was present again.
The ring appears to read ST 259 525 (RL et al)

Whooper Swans on the Mere this afternoon – Roy Lyon


Whooper Swans on the Mere – Martin Lonsdale


Finnish Black-headed Gull on KP – Roy Lyon

15th February – Catwick/Sandsfield Tip area (JL)

juv Glaucous Gull in field approx 400m NW of Sandsfield entrance late morning

Southside/KP (JL,GB)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Great Crested Grebe
94 Greylag Goose
12 Canada Goose
120 Barnacle Goose
60+ Wigeon
2 Shoveler
144 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
220+ Goldeneye
Lapwing flew west
Grey Wagtail
2 Stonechat

14th February – 1st Field/KP (JL,GB)

2 Grey Heron
2 Marsh Harrier
210+ Gadwall
145 Pochard
205 Goldeneye
3 Lapwing flew west
Dunlin flew west
Lesser Black-backed Gull flew west
2 Stonechat

13th February – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide (JL,JC,GB,BMJ)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2+ Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
90+ Greylag Goose
120 Barnacle Goose
2 Shoveler
145 Wigeon
7 Teal
170+ Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
210+ Goldeneye
95 Lapwing flew west
2 Oystercatcher
Grey Wagtail
2 Stonechat

12th February – Southside/KP/Northside (MR,JC,KS,JL,GB)

Little Egret
3+ Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
84 Greylag Goose
4 Canada Goose
120+ Barnacle Goose
220+ Gadwall
2 Shoveler
48 Wigeon
97 Teal
174 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
215 Goldeneye
2 Oystercatcher
80+ Lapwing
Grey Wagtail
2 Stonechat
2 Green Woodpecker
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Jay

Signs of spring on KP, pair of Oyc’s back today


Herring Gull with nesting material on KP


Stonechat in 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Stonechat in 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Song Thrush – Jeff Cox


Oyc’s over the Mere – Jeff Cox

11th February – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (GB,BMJ,JL,LB,RL et al)

Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
3+ Marsh Harrier (1 male)
2 Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
Peregrine
94 Greylag Goose
9 Pink-footed Goose flew north-west
32 Canada Goose
120+ Barnacle Goose
230+ Gadwall
4 Shoveler
250+ Teal
74 Wigeon
220+ Pochard
360+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
295 Goldeneye
Barn Owl
2 Stonechat

2cy Black-headed Gull on KP with Danish origins (VA3 321) – Roy Lyon

10th February – Southside/KP (JL,GB,LB)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
Peregrine
220+ Gadwall
64 Wigeon
160+ Teal
Long-tailed Duck
140+ Goldeneye
Barn Owl
Grey Wagtail
2 Stonechat

9th February – Northside/Southside (JL,LB)

Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
Kestrel
169 Teal
2 Shoveler
97 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
Barn Owl
3 Stonechat

8th February – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JC,JL,LB,GB,BMJ,RL et al)

Great White Egret briefly from Wassand Hide, flew south-east at 10:33
2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
5 Marsh Harrier (2 males)
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
Kestrel
5 Great Crested Grebe
Little Grebe
95 Greylag Goose
58 Canada Goose
200+ Barnacle Goose
245 Gadwall
420+ Teal
86 Wigeon
2 Shoveler
140+ Pochard
480+ Tufted Duck
fem Common Scoter
Long-tailed Duck
308+ Goldeneye
560+ Coot
600+ Wood Pigeon
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker
2 Mistle Thrush
3 Stonechat (1 male)
32 Linnet
16 Reed Bunting
7 Tree Sparrow
Jay
1 Bearded Tit

just in for a dip, an all too brief (36 seconds) Great White Egret – Jeff Cox


Great White Egret – Jeff Cox


Great White Egret – Jeff Cox


Common Scoter on the Mere – Roy Lyon


Common Scoter on the Mere – Roy Lyon

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

2 Grey Heron
Glossy Ibis flew west over Swan Island at 16:23
2 Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
4 Great Crested Grebe
Little Grebe
94 Greylag Goose
120+ Barnacle Goose
Pintail
322 Teal
104 Wigeon
Long-tailed Duck
210 Goldeneye
juv Glaucous Gull briefly landed near Swan Island in am then flew west
2 Barn Owl
29 Fieldfare flew west
Grey Wagtail

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

Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Peregrine
3 Great Crested Grebe
Shelduck
214 Gadwall
335 Teal
2 Shoveler
22 Wigeon
126 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
195 Goldeneye
Grey Wagtail

5th February – Catwick/Sandsfield Tip area (JL)

juv Glaucous Gull in field west of Sandsfield Tip in afternoon

distant juv Glaucous Gull – Roy Lyon

Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JC,MR,JL,GB,RL et al)

Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
2+ Marsh harrier
Sparrowhawk
3 Great Crested Grebe
120 Barnacle Goose
Shelduck
260+ Gadwall
2 Shoveler
64 Teal
44 Wigeon
134 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
210 Goldeneye
220 Lapwing near Heslops
Golden Plover flew west
Snipe at KP
Barn Owl
2 Cetti’s Warbler
20+ Redwing
2 Fieldfare
Mistle Thrush

Roe Deer on the Southside – Jeff Cox


Roe Deer on the Southside – Jeff Cox


Great Spotted Woodpecker – Jeff Cox


Long-tailed Duck on the Mere – Roy Lyon


an irritating gathering of Thrush down the Mere – Justin Foradip

4th February – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

6 Shore Lark present at midday

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB,BMJ,JH,RL,ML)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
Kestrel
5 Great Crested Grebe
95 Greylag Goose
160+ Pink-footed Goose flew south
28 Canada Goose
120 Barnacle Goose
230 Gadwall
240 Wigeon
2 Shoveler
460+ Teal
385 Tufted Duck
180+ Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
415 Goldeneye
fem Common Scoter
Grey Wagtail at KP

Danish rung Black-headed Gull on KP – Roy Lyon


Finnish rung Black-headed Gull on KP – Roy Lyon

3rd February – Southide/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,GB,BMJ)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
Kestrel
5 Great Crested Grebe
24 Canada Goose
120 Barnacle Goose
Pintail
369 Teal
172 Wigeon
180 Pochard
fem Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
220+ Goldeneye
Barn Owl
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
2 Stonechat

2nd February – Southside/KP/Northside (JC,JL,GB)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
Kestrel
Barn Owl
5 Great Crested Grebe
119 Barnacle Goose
95 Greylag Goose
22 Canada Goose
2 Shoveler
165 Gadwall
8 Teal
250+ Wigeon
72 Pochard
160+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
205 Goldeneye
Green Woodpecker heard
2 Stonechat
4 Bullfinch

Barnacle Geese around the Mere – Jeff Cox

1st February – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide (JL,GB,ML,RL)

2 Grey Heron
2 Comon Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
5 Great Crested Grebe
80 Teal
65 Wigeon
78 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
180 Goldeneye
fem Common Scoter

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January Sightings

31st January – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide (TI,JL,GB)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier (1 male, 3 cream-crowns)
1+ Peregrine
Sparrowhawk
4 Great Crested Grebe
8 Teal
65 Wigeon
28 Shoveler
95 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
140+ Goldeneye
90 Golden Plover flew west
2 Stonechat
3 Fox at East End mid am

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

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Peregrine
Kestrel
4 Great Crested Grebe
95 Gadwall
42 Shoveler
350+Teal
410 Wigeon
80+ Pochard
160+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
300+ Goldeneye
Barn Owl
2 Stonechat

the Mere’s regular Peregrine – Roy Lyon


Long-tailed Duck on Mere – Roy Lyon

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

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
120 Barnacle Goose
Shelduck
2 Shoveler
266 Wigeon
78 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
130 Goldeneye
Green Woodpecker
2 Stonechat
2 Fieldfare at Wassand
2 Goldcrest
35+ Siskin near Wassand Hide

28th January – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide (GB,AE,MI,LB,RL,ML)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
Kestrel
5 Great Crested Grebe
90 Greylag Goose
22 Canada Goose
120 Barnacle Goose
130+ Teal
2 Shoveler
48 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
140+ Goldeneye
fem Common Scoter
2+ redhead Goosander
50 Lapwing flew west
Green Woodpecker
2 Stonechat
Grey Wagtail

High waters still, encroaching the Boathouse at the Mere – Roy Lyon


Goosander on the Mere – Roy Lyon


Cormorant on the Mere – Roy Lyon

25th January – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide (JC,RL,ML,BMJ,GB)

2 Grey Heron
3 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
110+ Barnacle Goose
Long-tailed Duck
Barn Owl
2 Stonechat

Swedish rung Black-headed Gull still present around KP – Roy Lyon


Swedish rung Black-headed Gull still present around KP – Roy Lyon


Swedish rung (14053) Black-headed Gull still present around KP, this pic from 25.09.2017 – Roy Lyon


Bull Hole and the shoreline under water, high water round the Mere at present – Justin Foradip


High water round the Mere, current view from the Boathouse – Justin Foradip


distant Long-tailed Duck on the Mere – Roy Lyon

23rd January – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (GB)

Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
110+ Barnacle Goose
Long-tailed Duck off Swan Island
fem Common Scoter near Tree Island
2 Stonechat
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Barn Owl

21st January – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (BMJ,JC,GB)

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
male Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
5 Great Crested Grebe
76 Mute Swan
280+ Greylag Goose
22 Canada Goose
upto 117 Barnacle Goose (RL et al)
420 Mallard
260 Gadwall
44 Shoveler
270 Wigeon
42 Teal
185 Pochard
360+ Tufted Duck
fem Common Scoter (RL et al)
Long-tailed Duck
190+ Goldeneye
drk Goosander
520+ Coot
2 Green Woodpecker
2 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Redwing at Wassand
4 Fieldfare flew south-west
2 Stonechat
24 Linnet at Heslops
26 Reed Bunting at Heslops
4 Yellowhammer

20th January – Southside/KP (JC,GB)

3 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
85+ Greylag Goose
4 Canada Goose
70+ Barnacle Goose
160+ Gadwall
34 Teal
2 Shoveler
230+ Wigeon
170+ Pochard
320+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
140 Goldeneye
Barn Owl
2 Stonechat

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

2 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
5 Great Crested Grebe
77 Mute Swan
4 Pink-footed Goose flew west
70+ Barnacle Goose
10 Shoveler
210+ Gadwall
44 Teal
270+ Wigeon
185 Pochard
360+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
165 Goldeneye
460+ Coot
80 Golden Plover flew west
Jay
20+ Redwing nr Weatherhill Farm
8 Siskin
30+ Linnet Heslop’s area
10+ Tree Sparrow
5+ Greenfinch
20+ Reed Bunting
4+ Yellowhammer

Linnets along the Southside – Jeff Cox


Stonechat in 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Stonechat in 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Redwings – Jeff Cox


Redwings – Jeff Cox

18th January – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (GB,BMJ,JL,RL,ML)

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
4+ Marsh Harrier (1 male)
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
70+ Barnacle Goose
8 Pintail off Swan Island
180+ Gadwall
2 Shoveler
14 Teal
160+ Pochard
320+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
160+ Goldeneye
480+ Coot
Barn Owl
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
5 Stock Dove
400+ Wood Pigeon
44 Siskin at Wassand, 1 at Northside
Otter from Wassand Hide

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

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
3 Great Crested Grebe
76 Mute Swan
11 White-fronted Goose flew south
59 Barnacle Goose
180+ Gadwall
28 Shoveler
14 Teal
340+ Wigeon
160+ Pochard
360+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
140+ Goldeneye
fem Common Scoter
460+ Coot

15th January – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB,PM)

2 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
74 Mute Swan
30+ Barnacle Goose
185 Gadwall
32 Shoveler
34 Teal
320+ Wigeon
148 Pochard
320+ Tufted Duck
fem Common Scoter
180+ Goldeneye
440 Coot
Green Woodpecker
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker
Grey Wagtail
Otter from Wassand Hide

14th January – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ,BMJ) + Grimston (TI)

6 Shore Lark present mid morning after a 2 day absence

53 White-fronted Geese in/off then south at Grimston

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP/Northside (JC,GB,JL,RL et al)

2 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
Kestrel
fem Common Scoter
2 Great Crested Grebe
75+ Barnacle Goose
180+ Gadwall
135+ Teal
320+ Wigeon
110+ Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
230 Goldeneye
3 Lapwing
Grey Wagtail

Reed Bunting around the Mere – Jeff Cox


pair Goldeneye on the Mere – Jeff Cox


fem Common Scoter from Seaton Road Hide – Roy Lyon

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

2 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
male Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
68 Mute Swan
220+ Gadwall
135 Teal
325 Wigeon
130+ Pochard
360+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
155 Goldeneye
Grey Wagtail

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

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
3 Great Crested Grebe
6 Shoveler
108 Teal
380+ Wigeon
160 Pochard
Grey Wagtail

11th January – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

6 Shore Lark early afternoon

Shore Lark at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


6 Shore Lark at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

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

3 Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
2 Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
64 Barnacle Goose
Little Grebe
210 Gadwall
5 Shoveler
130+ Teal + 210 off Hermitage Field/Seaton Road Hide
420+ Wigeon
130 Pochard
480 Tufted Duck
210 Goldeneye
400 Coot
Bar-tailed Godwit flew east
3+ Stock Dove
4 Great Spotted Woodpecker

Little Grebe from Wassand Hide – Roy Lyon


Marsh Harrier in Wassand – Roy Lyon


Barnacle Geese through Wassand – Roy Lyon


Stock Doves in Wassand – Roy Lyon


a Wassand Robin – Roy Lyon

10th January – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

6 Shore Lark

9th January – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ,MR)

juv Iceland Gull flew south at 12:30
Barn Owl
no sign of Shore Lark’s by 13:30

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

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Peregrine
2 Sparrowhawk
2 Shelduck
355 Wigeon
Long-tailed Duck
140 Goldeneye
135+ Lapwing flew west
Stonechat

Goldeneye – Roy Lyon


2 Shelduck on the Mere – Roy Lyon


Goldcrest – Roy Lyon

8th January – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

6 Shore Lark still present though difficult viewing at times in windy conditions

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

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
230+ Gadwall
Pintail
15 Shoveler
21 Teal
320 Wigeon
130 Pochard
460 Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
180+Goldeneye
Common Scoter
400+ Coot
2 Grey Wagtail
Chiffchaff at KP

Treecreeper at the Mere – Jeff Cox


Treecreeper at the Mere – Jeff Cox

7th January – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ,JL,RL et al)

6 Shore Lark still present

5 of the 6 Shore Lark present at Aldbrough – Roy Lyon

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP/Wassand Hide/Woodand Walk,Northside (JC,GB,JL)

3 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
male Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
78 Mute Swan
30 Greylag Goose
5 Great Crested Grebe
180+ Gadwall
Pintail
2 Shoveler
84 Teal
260+ Wigeon
125+ Pochard
460+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
230 Goldeneye
juv Glaucous Gull flew east
2 Green Woodpecker
7 Great Spotted Woodpecker
2 Stonechat
4 Fieldfare
Treecreeper
Goldcrest
12 Long-tailed Tit
Coal Tit
Jay
30 Tree Sparrow
4 Yellowhammer
20 Reed Bunting

Stonechat in 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Stonechat in 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Stonechat in 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Long-tailed Tit – Jeff Cox


Pintail – Jeff Cox

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

4 Grey Heron
3 Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
3 Great Crested Grebe
Shelduck
Pintail
6 Shoveler
68 Teal
226 Wigeon
130+ Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
175+ Goldeneye
Barn Owl
4 Fieldfare

5th January – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

6 Shore Lark still present

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP (JL,GB)

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
30 Greylag Goose
10 Pink-footed Goose flew west
2 Great Crested Grebe
Pintail
160+ Gadwall
3 Shoveler
200+ Teal
220+ Wigeon
145 Pochard
350+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
225 Goldeneye
Common Scoter
3 Fieldfare

*of interest locally an early record of a Lesser Black-backed Gull present at Dacre Lakes, Brandesburton (RL et al)

Lesser Black-backed Gull, Dacre Lakes, Brandesburton – Roy Lyon


Lesser Black-backed Gull, Dacre Lakes, Brandesburton – Roy Lyon

4th January – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide (JL,GB)

3 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
5 Great Crested Grebe
Pintail
12 Shoveler
180 Teal
270 Wigeon
94 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
113 Goldeneye
Goosander flew north
3 Siskin

3rd January – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide (JL,GB)

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
4 Great Crested Grebe
74 Mute Swan
17 Shoveler
13 Teal
90+ Wigeon
86 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
95+ Goldeneye
5 Stock Dove
Grey Wagtail
3 Fieldfare

2nd January – Southside/KP/Wassand Hide (JL,GB)

4 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
Kestrel
4 Great Crested Grebe
10 Shoveler
15 Teal
255 Wigeon
137 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
120+ Goldeneye
Common Scoter
2 Fieldfare
Bearded Tit from Wassand Hide

1st January – Southside/Northside/Wassand Hide/Woodland Walk (JL,GB)

5 Grey Heron
3 Common Buzzard
4 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
6 Shoveler
42 Teal
208 Wigeon
27 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
134 Goldeneye
Green Woodpecker
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Barn Owl
2 Stonechat
2 Siskin


December Sightings

31st December – Southside/KP/Wassand Hide/Northside (JL,GB)

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
Peregrine
4 Shoveler
4 Teal
74 Wigeon
64 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
80 Golden Plover flew west
60 Lapwing flew west

30th December – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide (GB,JR,JL)

4 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
3 Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
74 Mute Swan
120+ Barnacle Goose
160+ Gadwall
4 Shoveler
4 Teal
104 Wigeon
142 Pochard
340+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
125+ Goldeneye

28th December – Southside/KP (JL,GB)

3 Grey Heron
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
Bean Goose flew west
110+ Barnacle Goose
2 Great Crested Grebe
196 Gadwall
4 Shoveler
45 Teal
54 Wigeon
370+ Tufted Duck
124 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
185+ Goldeneye
Common Scoter
Grey Wagtail
Bearded Tit from 2nd Field (JC)

27th December – Southside/KP/Northside (JL,GB,ML,RL)

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Great Crested Grebe
148 Gadwall
6 Shoveler
29 Teal
170+ Wigeon
136 Pochard
360+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
75 Goldeneye
redhead Goosander
juv Glaucous Gull off 1st Field/Swan Island early aft
Grey Wagtail

juv Glaucous Gull over the Mere – Roy Lyon


juv Glaucous Gull on the Mere – Roy Lyon


recordshot of the juv Glaucous Gull on the Mere – Roy Lyon


long staying Long-tailed Duck – Roy Lyon


Jackdaws on KP showing some ‘continental’ influence – Roy Lyon


Jackdaw on KP showing some ‘continental’ influence – Roy Lyon

26th December – Southside (JL)

Sparrowhawk
2 Great Crested Grebe
163 Gadwall
370+ Wigeon
Teal
67 Pochard
93 Goldeneye

25th December – Wassand Hide (JL)

Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
21 Golden Plover flew west
ad Med Gull
Bearded Tit

24th December – Southside/Wassand Hide (JL)

Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Kestrel
2 Great Crested Grebe
150 Gadwall
32 Teal
70 Wigeon
36 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
125 Goldeneye
70 Lapwing flew west

23rd December – Southside/KP (JL,MI,JC,GB)

4 Grey Heron
Peregrine
80+ Barnacle Goose
140+ Gadwall
4 Shoveler
70+ Wigeon
6 Teal
360+ Tufted Duck
24 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
125 Goldeneye
135 Lapwing flew west
Green Woodpecker

Peregrine on Swan Island – Jeff Cox


Peregrine on Swan Island – Jeff Cox


Peregrine on Swan Island viewed from KP – Jeff Cox


Peregrine on Swan Island – Jeff Cox

22nd December – Barmston (ML et al)

20 Twite
several Stonechat
good no’s Reed Bunting

Twite at Barmston – Martin Lonsdale

21st December – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

7 Shore Lark still

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP (JL,GB)

4 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
240+ Greylag Goose
83 Mute Swan
4 Shoveler
48 Wigeon
68 Pochard
Grey Wagtail

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

5 Grey Heron
Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
Kestrel
3 Great Crested Grebe
24 Shoveler
12 Teal
510+ Wigeon
93 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
Green Woodpecker
2 Bearded Tit from Wassand Hide

19th December – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand Hide (CC,JL,GB)

Bittern
7 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
220+ Gadwall
130+ Mallard
30 Shoveler
10 Teal
120+ Wigeon
430 Tufted Duck
76 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
Common Scoter
105+ Goldeneye
4 Lapwing
1150+ Black-headed Gull
650+ Common Gull
Green Woodpecker

Bittern from Wassand Hide – Chris Cox


Bittern from Wassand Hide – Chris Cox


Shoveler from Wassand Hide – Chris Cox


Barn Owl at Aldbrough – Chris Cox


Barn Owl at Aldbrough – Chris Cox

18th December – Southside/KP/Northside/Wassand (JL,JC,GB)

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
8 ad Whooper Swan off Swan Island, flew south-east
89 Mute Swan
3 Great Crested Grebe
Little Grebe
163 Gadwall
12 Shoveler
4 Teal
25 Wigeon
360+ Tufted Duck
83 Pochard
Long-tailed Duck
Common Scoter
90+ Goldeneye
3 Great Spotted Woodpecker
12 Long-tailed Tit

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

5 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Merlin flew north-west
Kestrel
Great Crested Grebe
drk Pintail
170+Gadwall
15 Shoveler
21 Teal
400+ Wigeon
420+ Tufted Duck
84 Pochard
97 Goldeneye
redhead Goosander
Long-tailed Duck
Common Scoter

16th December – Aldbrough clifftop (BMJ et al)

7 Shore Lark

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP (JL,GB)

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier (1 male)
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
104 Mute Swan
136 Gadwall
11 Shoveler
40 Teal
110+Wigeon
57 Pochard
360+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
80+ Goldeneye
Barn Owl

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

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Kestrel
102 Mute Swan
64 Greylag Goose
140+ Gadwall
10 Shoveler
36 Teal
70+ Wigeon
74 Pochard
385 Tufted Duck
drk Scaup
Long-tailed Duck
86 Goldeneye
Chiffchaff at KP

14th December – Southside/KP/Wassand Hide (JL,GB)

6 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
3+ Sparrowhawk
2 Kestrel
136 Gadwall
6 Shoveler
6 Teal
68 Wigeon
56 Pochard
380+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
50+ Goldeneye
Common Scoter
Green Woodpecker
Stonechat
2 Bearded Tit near Wassand Hide

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

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
148 Gadwall
4 Shoveler
3 Teal
64 Wigeon
48 Pochard
380+ Tufted Duck
Long-tailed Duck
50+ Goldeneye
Common Scoter
6 Snipe (JC)
Barn Owl

Long-tailed Duck – Jeff Cox


Long-tailed Duck – Jeff Cox


Long-tailed Duck – Jeff Cox

12th December – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

8 Shore Lark
3 Snow Bunting

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

4 Grey Heron
2 Common Buzzard
2 Marsh Harrier
2 Sparrowhawk
Peregrine
Kestrel
drk Pintail
140+ Gadwall
4 Shoveler
11 Teal
42 Pochard
320+ Tufted Duck
48 Goldeneye
Long-tailed Duck
5 Snipe
2 Stonechat

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

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

Long-tailed Duck off Kirkholme – Roy Lyon


Long-tailed Duck off Kirkholme – Roy Lyon

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

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

9th December – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

8 Shore Lark still

Hornsea Mere – Kirkholme Point (GB)

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

female Common Scoter off 1st Field – Roy Lyon


female Common Scoter – Roy Lyon

8th December – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

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

a leucistic Starling present at Grimston (TI)

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

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

7th December – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

8 Shore Lark still
1 Snow Bunting

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

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

male Marsh Harrier – Roy Lyon

6th December – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

8 Shore Lark still
3 Snow Bunting

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP (JL,GB)

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

5th December – Aldbrough clifftop mid morning (AJ)

8 Shore Lark still
2 Barn Owl

Hornsea Mere – Southside/KP (JL,GB)

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

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

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

4 of the 8 Shore Lark present today – Chris Cox


Barn Owl at Aldbrough – Chris Cox


Barn Owl at Aldbrough – Chris Cox


Barn Owl at Aldbrough – Chris Cox


Barn Owl at Aldbrough – Chris Cox

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

7 Shore Lark (3 + 4)
1 Lapland Bunting

Shore Lark at Aldbrough – Martin Lonsdale


Shore Lark at Aldbrough – Martin Lonsdale


Shore Lark at Aldbrough – Roy Lyon


Shore Lark at Aldbrough – Roy Lyon


Shore Larks at Aldbrough – Roy Lyon


Lapland Bunting at Aldbrough – Roy Lyon

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

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

drk Pintail off Kirkholme Point – Martin Lonsdale

1st December – Hornsea South cliffs (JC)

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

Golden Plover Hornsea South cliffs – Jeff Cox


Golden Plover Hornsea South cliffs – Jeff Cox


Little Egret Stream Dike – Jeff Cox

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

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

Long-tailed Duck from Kirkholme – Jeff Cox


November Sightings

30th November – Mappleton (TI)

juv Glaucous Gull circling over at 14:50

Aldbrough (snow covered) – (AJ,RL,ML)

single Snow Bunting + 2 Reed Bunting

ad Med Gull on the Mere – Roy Lyon


Reed Bunting at a snowy Aldbrough – Roy Lyon


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


Barnacle Geese in the snedge – Roy Lyon


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

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

29th November – Aldbrough clifftop midday (MR)

Aldbrough by the sea


Shore Larks at Aldbrough


4 Shore Lark
16+ Snow Bunting though distant

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

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

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

28 Snow Bunting
4 Lapland Bunting
no sign of Shore Larks

Lapland Bunting at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


Lapland Bunting at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


Lapland Bunting at Aldbrough – Jeff Cox

Southside/KP (JL,GB)

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

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

23 Snow Bunting + 4 Shore Lark + Woodcock

Southside/KP (JL,GB,BMJ)

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

Barn Owl quartering scrub at Aldbrough – Roy Lyon


Barn Owl quartering scrub at Aldbrough – Roy Lyon


Woodcock recordshot over the scrub at Aldbrough – Roy Lyon


Common Buzzard on prey at Hilston – Roy Lyon

26th November – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

4 Shore Lark and 2 Snow Buntings still today

Snow Buntings at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


Snow Buntings at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

Southside/KP (JL,GB)

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

Common Gull on Kirkholme – Jeff Cox


Barnacle Geese along the Southside of the Mere – Jeff Cox

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

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

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


Swedish rung Black-headed Gull on KP – Roy Lyon


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


Gadwall from KP – Jeff Cox

24th November – Aldbrough clifftop (AJ)

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

5 of the 7 Shore Lark at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


Shore Lark at Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

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

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

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

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

presumed wintering Harlequin Beetles in Wassand Hide – Roy Lyon


presumed wintering Harlequin Beetles in Wassand Hide – Roy Lyon


Roe Deer in Wassand – Chris Cox


male Marsh Harrier from Wassand Hide – Chris Cox


Grey Heron from Wassand Hide – Chris Cox


Otter from Wassand Hide – Chris Cox


presumed wintering Harlequin Beetles – Chris Cox


Common Buzzard over Wassand – Chris Cox

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

juv Long-tailed Duck – Roy Lyon


juv Long-tailed Duck – Roy Lyon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cormorant from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Cormorant from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Moorhen in Wassand – Jeff Cox


darvic ringed Mute Swan – Jeff Cox


Goldeneye – Jeff Cox

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

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

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

juv Long-tailed Duck – Roy Lyon


juv Long-tailed Duck – Roy Lyon

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

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

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

All movement north unless stated

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

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

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

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

Scaup from Wassand Hide – Richard Neale

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

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

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

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

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

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

Common Buzzard with local riff-raff near Wassand Balk

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

juv Long-tailed Duck 8th November – Roy Lyon


juv Long-tailed Duck – Roy Lyon

7th November – Hornsea Mere

fem Long-tailed Duck from the weekend – Martin Lonsdale


juv Long-tailed Duck from the weekend – Martin Lonsdale

Southside/KP (JL,GB)

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

6th November – 1st Field (AE)

Stonechat 1st Field – Alan Elkin


Stonechat no.2 in 1st Field – Alan Elkin


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


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


Goosander on the Mere – Roy Lyon

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

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

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

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


ad winter female Long-tailed Duck – Roy Lyon


juv Long-tailed Duck – Roy Lyon

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

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

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

3rd November – KP/Hornsea Beach (JC)

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

Long-tailed Duck off KP – Jeff Cox


Long-tailed Duck off KP – Jeff Cox


Long-tailed Duck off KP – Jeff Cox


Long-tailed Duck off KP – Jeff Cox


Long-tailed Duck off KP – Jeff Cox


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

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

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

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

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

Cowden – (JC)

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

Whooper Swans – Jeff Cox


Water Rail – Jeff Cox

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

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

Long-tailed Duck off KP – Alan Elkin

Long-tailed Duck off KP – Alan Elkin

Grimston – (TI)

Richard’s Pipit
8 Whooper Swan
Redpoll
Twite
Siskin

Richard’s Pipit at Grimston



October Sightings

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

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

Common Scoter – Roy Lyon

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

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

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

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

Whooper Swans from Wassand Hide – Alan Elkin


Whooper Swans – Alan Elkin


Whooper Swans – Alan Elkin

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

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

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

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

Whooper Swan from Wassand Hide – Alan Elkin


Whooper Swans (3 juvs) Wassand Hide – Alan Elkin

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

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

Long-tailed Duck off KP this morning – Jeff Cox

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

17th October – Southside/KP (GB,LB)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10th October – Southside/KP (GB,LB)

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

9th October – Southside/KP (JL,LB,GB)

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

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

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

7th October – Southside/KP (JL,GB,LB)

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

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

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

5th October – Aldbrough (AJ)

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

Slavonian Grebe, Aldbrough – Ade Johnson


Slavonian Grebe, Aldbrough beach – Ade Johnson


Slavonian Grebe, Aldbrough – Ade Johnson

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

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

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

All movement north unless stated

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

Whooper Swans – Jeff Cox


Migrant Hawker – Jeff Cox


Hornet by Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox


Common Darter – Jeff Cox


Migrant Hawker – Jeff Cox


Obscured by Barneys, Pink-floyd Goose – Jeff Cox


Jay in Wassand – Jeff Cox


Comma in Wassand – Jeff Cox

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

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

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

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

offshore Hornsea- 0645-0745 (GB)

All movement south

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

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

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

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

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


September Sightings

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

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

4 of 6 Common Buzzard high south over Cowden


Yellow-browed Warbler at Cowden


Chiffchaff at Cowden


male Redstart at Cowden

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

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

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

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

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


Whinchat from the 28th Hornsea clifftop – Jeff Cox

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

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

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


phonescoped Whinchat and Wheatear Cowden clifftop


Meadow Pipit Cowden clifftop


Reed Bunting at Cowden


Goldfinches south along the clifftop

Grimston highlights – (TI)

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

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

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

27th September – Cowden (AJ,MR)

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

Redstart at Cowden


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


juv Great Black-backed Gull over Cowden

Southside of Mere (LB,GB)

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

26th September – Cowden (MR)

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

1 of 2 elusive Yellow-broweds at Cowden

Southside of Mere – (LB)

8 Little Gull
Barn Owl

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

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

part of the Barney flock along the Southside – Jeff Cox



juv Little Gull off the jetty – Jeff Cox


recent Yellowhammer pic from the Mere – Jeff Cox

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Little Gull from Kirkholme – Rich Willison


Little Gull from Kirkholme – Dicky Ticker


lingering Little Gulls on the jetty – Rich Willison

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

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

Little Gull from Kirkholme – Erich Hediger

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

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

offshore Hornsea – 06:40-08:00 (GB)

all movement north unless stated

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

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

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

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

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

1 of 2 Grey Wagtails on Kirkholme today – Alan Elkin

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

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

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

All movement north unless stated

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

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

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

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

All movement north unless stated

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

14th September – Hornsea seafront

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

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

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

offshore Hornsea – 13:00-14:40 (GB)

All movement north unless stated

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

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

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

Black-headed Gull on Kirkholme – Jeff Cox

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ringed Plover on Hornsea Longbeaches – Alan Elkin


Pintail from Kirkholme – Alan Elkin

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

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

juv Sandwich Tern on South Beach – Jeff Cox


Little Gulls and Black-headed Gull – Jeff Cox


Barnacle Geese back in Town – Jeff Cox


Marsh Harrier from Wassand Hide – Jeff Cox

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


August Sightings

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

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

30th August – Southside/KP (GB,JC)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Spotted Flycatcher in Wassand – Jeff Cox


Spotted Flycatcher 1 of 4 seen today – Jeff Cox

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

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

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

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

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

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

colour-ringed Little Gull at the Mere – Tony Collinson

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

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

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


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

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

21st August – Southside/KP (JL,GB,LB)

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

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

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

19th August – Southside/KP (JL,GB,JC)

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

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

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

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

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

Garganey off Kirkholme this morning – Alan Elkin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

11th August – Southside/KP (JL,GB)

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

10th August – Southside/KP (JL,GB)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

a recent Southern Hawker at Aldbrough Fish Ponds – Ade Johnson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Gatekeeper in 2nd Field – Jeff Cox


Stonechat in 1st Field – Jeff Cox


Reed Bunting – Jeff Cox

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

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