Hornsea Mere Bird List Raptors-Waders

White tailed Eagle – Rare, 2 records

2011 15th May, an immature bird flew south over Swan Island/1st field (M Robinson, T Martin)
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Osprey – scarce annual passage vagrant

19 records 1959-1992

2002 1 4th Sept, 1 7th Sept
2005 1 27th May, 1 27th Sept
2006 1 ‘north’ 28th March
2008 1 2nd May low over Swan Island then flew SW
2011 1 9th May
2012 1 9th May, 2 10th May

Red Kite – Rare, 3-4 records

1986 1 20th April
2011 23rd-25th May Wassand

Black Kite – Rare, 3-4 records

1989 1 12th May
1991 1 11th May
1992 1 11th May

Marsh Harrier – scarce recorded all months

1981 1 8th May, 13th Aug, 5th Sept, 1st Nov
1997 3 ‘in May’

Hen Harrier – Rare

1981 1 30th Dec
1984 upto 2 reported occasionally roosted
1989 1 15th Aug
2002 1 ‘ringtail’ 19th Dec

Montagu’s Harrier – Rare, 2 records

1976 1 10th Oct
1997 1 ringtail ‘south’ 5th May

Common Buzzard – Resident

1981 singles on 5 dates between 7th Jan-31st March
1982 1 ‘south’ 15th Nov
2013 9 14th Feb

Rough legged Buzzard – Rare, 5-8 records

2008 1 1st May

Honey Buzzard – Rare, 2 records

1974 2 1st June 1974
1998 1 9th May

Sparrowhawk – Resident

Goshawk – Rare

1989 1 female 20th April
1990 1 reported ‘from Hornsea’

Kestrel – Resident

Red-footed Falcon – Rare, 3 records

1973 adult male 14th June
1992 adult female 26-27th May
2006 male 2nd June (LB,EJH,RL)

Red-footed Falcon 1st field May 1992 - John Harriman

Red-footed Falcon 1st field May 1992 – John Harriman

Hobby – scarce annual summer visitor

20 records 1959-1992

1983 1 27th June and 7th July
1986 1 18th May, 1 12th Aug
1988 1 24th May
2005 1 pair raised 3 young
2006 ‘assumed’ to have bred

Peregrine Falcon – scarce visitor

Merlin – Rare passage/winter vagrant

2005 1 male 20th Feb, 1 29th Sept
2006 1 12th Feb
2011 1 Aug

Water Rail – Resident/winter vagrant

1981 upto 4
1982 upto 4
1984 upto 8 in Autumn
1986 6 5th Jan
1988 2+ pairs bred
2013 7+ east end, 15+ west end

Spotted Crake – Rare, 3 records

2000 1 24th Oct

Moorhen – Resident

2005 45 in December

Coot – Resident

1981 1350 24th Feb
1982 1000 in Jan
1983 2300 16th Jan, 2150 16th Dec
1984 2250 29th Sept
1993 1722 14th Nov
2007 950 in August

(Common) Crane – scarce passage vagrant

1988 1 ‘north’ 11th April
2008 5 adults 22nd April seen twice North over Mere then South couple hours later, 1 near Weatherhill Farm 7th May
2012 2 adults flew SW 9th May
2013 1 flew south 19th Feb

Oystercatcher – Resident

Avocet – scarce vagrant

13-15 records

1994 17th May
2012 23rd May

Collared Pratincole – Rare, 2 records

1980 1 around ‘Decoy’ 15th May
1996 1 4th June

Little ringed Plover – annual passage vagrant

Ringed Plover – annual passage vagrant

Kentish Plover – Rare, 1 record

1947 1 15th September

Grey Plover – scarce passage vagrant

1990 22 13th Sept

Golden Plover – annual passage/winter vagrant

Lapwing – Resident

Knot – passage vagrant

Knot 18/06/10 - Ade Johnson

Knot 18/06/10 – Ade Johnson

Sanderling – passage vagrant

1992 1 15th May

Purple Sandpiper – Rare, 2 records

1992 1 10th August

Turnstone – passage vagrant

2009 5 28th March
2011 1 7th May

Dunlin – annual passage vagrant

1990 100 on various dates in Sept, 168 27th Sept
2006 14 15th Sept

Curlew Sandpiper – passage vagrant

1990 13 26th Sept
1992 1 28th May, 2 7th-9th Sept

Broad-billed Sandpiper – Rare, 3 records

1863 1 bird shot from a flock of Dunlin
1989 1 11th-12th May
1990 1 2nd July

Temminck’s Stint – scarce passage vagrant, 10+ records

1987 1 17th May

Temmincks Stint 07/07/10 - Ade Johnson

Temmincks Stint 07/07/10 – Ade Johnson

Temmincks Stint 07/07/10 - Ade Johnson

Temmincks Stint 07/07/10 – Ade Johnson

Temmincks Stint 07/07/10 - Ade Johnson

Temmincks Stint 07/07/10 – Ade Johnson

Little Stint – passage vagrant

1990 27 26th Sept, 13 27th Sept, 16 29th Sept, 17 1st Oct, 18 2nd Oct, 13 3rd Oct, 7 4th Oct, 4 5th Oct
1991 1 single in Spring
1992 1-3 during Autumn
2005 1 10th-16th Oct
2006 1 24th July, 1 25th Sept
2009 1 mid Sept

Wood Sandpiper – passage vagrant

1985 1 12th-13th May
1989 a single in May
2007 2 10th Sept, 1 18th Sept
2011 6 1st May

Wood Sandpiper 16/07/09 - Ade Johnson

Wood Sandpiper 16/07/09 – Ade Johnson

Wood Sandpiper 16/07/09 - Ade Johnson

Wood Sandpiper 16/07/09 – Ade Johnson

Green Sandpiper – passage/winter vagrant

Common Sandpiper – annual passage vagrant

1984 1 4th April
1988 21 22nd July
2006 8 10th July
2008 17 25th July
2009 74+ 17th July

Redshank – passage/winter vagrant

Spotted Redshank – passage vagrant

1982 1 2nd Dec
1990 1-2 reported

Spotted Redshank August 2010 - Ade Johnson

Spotted Redshank August 2010 – Ade Johnson

Greenshank – passage vagrant

1987 3 19th June

Black-tailed Godwit – passage vagrant

2008 6 10th April

Bar-tailed Godwit – passage vagrant

1992 5 14th May

Curlew – passage vagrant

Whimbrel – passage vagrant

2009 76 31st July

Woodcock – passage/winter vagrant

1981 100 19th Dec
1982 100 16th Jan

Snipe – passage/winter vagrant

1981 110 17th Feb

Jack Snipe – scarce passage/winter vagrant

1990 2-3 reported
2005 2 15th Oct

Grey Phalarope – Rare, 10+ records

1974 1 adult ‘in summer plumage’ 27th May
1977 1 adult 15th April
1981 1 on 2nd and 7th December
2006 1 20th November

Red-necked Phalarope – Rare

2000 1 20th-21st Sept
2002 1 14th-15th August
2009 1 juv off Kirkholme Point 14th-16th sept

Ruff – passage vagrant

2005 4 15th Oct

Pectoral Sandpiper – rare vagrant

Long-billed Dowitcher – Rare, 1 record

1974 1 24th July (1st Yorkshire record)

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