Hornsea Mere Bird List Dunnock-Corn Bunting

Dunnock – resident

Robin – resident

Nightingale – Rare, 1 record no details

Redstart – scarce vagrant

2005 1 late April male Decoy wood
2012 1 male 2nd-4th May Kirkholme Point, 1 juv 14th July 2nd field

Black Redstart – scarce vagrant

2006 1 8th April Kirkholme Point
2012 1 27th March ‘Wassand’ photographed (JS)

Wheatear – annual passage vagrant

1984 11 14th April
2006 1 5th May

Whinchat – scarce passage vagrant

1984 1 15th April
2006 1 18th August, 1 14th September

Stonechat – scarce vagrant

Song Thrush – resident

Mistle Thrush – resident

Redwing – regular passage/winter vagrant

Fieldfare – regular passage/winter vagrant

Blackbird – resident

Ring Ouzel – scarce vagrant

Garden Warbler – summer visitor

1988 1 22nd April

Blackcap – summer visitor, has been recorded all months

Barred Warbler – Rare, 1 record no detail of location

1983 1 9th Oct

Whitethroat – summer visitor

Lesser Whitethroat – summer visitor

Sedge Warbler – summer visitor

1981 1 14th April
1982 70 breeding pairs
1983 50 breeding pairs

Grasshopper Warbler – summer visitor, occasional breeder

1981 1 21st April
1985 1 reeling 12th-14th July
1989 upto 5 reeling birds
2005 recorded 24th May
2012 1 reeling 6th May

Savi’s Warbler – Rare, 3 records

1973 1 16th-17th August
1977 1 17th-23rd May
1979 1 trapped 16th May

Cetti’s Warbler – Rare, 2 records

1972 1 trapped 2nd Nov
1977 1 5th Nov and 27th Nov ‘Wassand’

Reed Warbler – summer visitor

1967 760 breeding pairs
1970 690 breeding pairs
1987 410 breeding pairs

Marsh Warbler – Rare, 1 record no details ‘Hornsea area’

Great Reed Warbler – Rare, 1 record

1971 1 trapped 29th May, singing at 04:10 then trapped in the garden of Grebe House (Doc Walkers). Present until 19th June, retrapped 31st May

Icterine Warbler – Rare, no details

Willow Warbler – summer visitor

Wood Warbler – scarce vagrant

1978 10 6th May, 6 7th May, and single birds on seven dates to 21st
1992 2 4th May
2008 4th May 1st field

Chiffchaff – summer visitor, has been recorded all months

1992 a single in Jan

Arctic Warbler – Rare, 1 record

1969 1 trapped Doc Walkers garden 12th-14th Oct

Goldcrest – resident

Firecrest – scarce vagrant – 6-9 records

1988 3 singing in Wassand 16th April, 2 19th April and 1 remaining till 24th April
1990 1 8th October
1997 1 29th Oct-6th Nov ‘in a Hornsea garden’

Spotted Flycatcher – summer visitor

1982 1 6th November

Pied Flycatcher – scarce visitor

1984 1 18th April

Great Tit – resident

Blue Tit – resident

Coal Tit – resident

Marsh Tit – scarce resident

1986 1 4th October-19th November
1987 1 26th January
1989 2 13th May

Willow Tit – scarce resident

1986 1-2 reported no dates
2006 5 15th September
Long-tailed Tit – resident

Bearded Tit – scarce vagrant 315+ records

Historically the Mere was the best site county away from Blacktoft

1973 80 12th October
1981 1-3 end of Feb, 6 15th October 1-3 later
1982 ‘several’ in October, 9 25th October, 1 9th November and 8th December, 2 12th December
1984 3 9th January
1985 8 ‘during last quarter’
1986 1 4th April, 1 27th September, 1-2 between 22nd October and year end
1987 1 11th Jan, 2nd Feb, 25th May, 2 15th-19th July, 1 27th July, 8th August, 2 17th October and 9th November
1989 bred rearing 3 young to fledging, present throughout year with unto 7 in November
1992 may have bred, 6 10th April, singles in May and June, 5 28th June and 4 19th October
1993 4 4th April
2005 2 7th November
2007 3 12th November

Nuthatch – scarce vagrant

2009 1 30th August
2010 1 from December to year end
2011 1-2 Jan-March

Treecreeper – resident

Short-toed Treecreeper – 1 record

1970 1 ‘trapped’ 26th October represents the only non South East UK record

Great Grey Shrike – Rare vagrant, 1 record

1985 1 20th January and 17th February
Lesser Grey Shrike – Rare vagrant, 1 record

1976 1 male 23rd May

Red-backed Shrike – Rare vagrant

2004 1 male 8th May Wassand Bay

Magpie – resident

Jay – resident

1981 upto 10
1986 upto 7

Jackdaw – resident

1981 upto 2000 in Nov
1982 1500 ‘roosting’ Nov and Dec
1983 700 30th December
1985 5000 1st January

Rook – resident

1985 2500 23rd November
1987 3000 in December

Hooded Crow – scarce vagrant

1992 1 28th June
2006 22nd November

Carrion Crow – resident

Starling – resident

1981 10,000 in November
1982 50,000 in September
1986 10,500 11th September
1988 110,000 3rd December

Golden Oriole – Rare vagrant

1992 1 21st and 25th May

House Sparrow – resident

Tree Sparrow – resident

White-crowned Sparrow – 1 record 22nd May 1977 (R.G Hawley, I.G. Howard, D.P Sharp, R.J Walker, G.C.M Yates)

Chaffinch – resident

Brambling – passage vagrant/winter visitor

Linnet – resident

Twite – scarce vagrant

1988 1-9 latter months of year

Redpoll – resident

1989 30 during Feb and March
1992 bred
Goldfinch – resident

Greenfinch – resident

Siskin – resident/winter visitor

Bullfinch – resident

1985 20 ‘during winter’

Hawfinch – 1 record no details

Common Crossbill – scarce vagrant

1982 6 6th October
1984 2 9th June
1986 3 2nd November

Reed Bunting – resident

1981 50 19th December
1983 31 ‘singing males’
1984 40 ‘breeding pairs’

Snow Bunting – scarce winter vagrant

1981 17 23rd Oct ‘Hornsea’
1986 12 2nd Dec ‘Hornsea’
2011 1 1st December on Kirkholme Point (JC)

Snow Bunting - Jeff Cox

Snow Bunting – Jeff Cox

birds - snow bunting at Hornsea Mere 1 Dec 2011 (6) (Large)

Lapland Bunting – scarce winter vagrant

1983 1 23rd April and 7th May
1989 1 1st, 16th and 19th October

Yellowhammer – resident

Corn Bunting – scarce resident/winter visitor

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