Hornsea Mere Bird List Skuas-Gulls-Terns-Owls

Great Skua – Rare vagrant 1+ records

Arctic Skua – Rare vagrant, 3 records

1984 1 25th August
2012 1 May

Pomarine Skua – 1 record

Black-headed Gull – Resident

Common Gull – Resident

Mediterranean Gull – Regular vagrant

1989 1 regular at year end
1990 1 1w 21st-30th Sept
2005 1 in Jan
2006 2 in Sept

Herring Gull – Resident

Yellow-legged Gull – scarce vagrant

2002 1 10th February
2003 1 3rd summer 4th July

Great black-backed Gull – resident

2009 430 26th Dec

Lesser black-backed Gull – resident

2008 pair bred with 1 chick
2009 pair bred with 2 chicks

Little Gull – regular vagrant

1982 80 23rd Aug
1983 174 18th Aug
1986 184 28th Aug
1987 288 23rd Aug
1989 328 29th Aug (at the time a new record)
1990 281 30th July
1992 158 6th Sept
1993 208 12th Aug
1994 200 26th July
1995 514 3rd Oct
1996 200+ 25th Aug
1997 3000+ between 31st Aug and 17th Sept (new record)
2006 396 15th July, 16,000 2nd Sept (UK Record)
2008 1147 14th Aug, 1253 4th Sept
2009 600 27th July

Kittiwake – scarce vagrant

Sabine’s Gull – Rare, 1 record

1990 1 juv 10th Sept

Glaucous Gull – occasional passage/winter vagrant

1981 1 record no date
1983 a single on several dates at year end
1985 1 adult and 1 1w 9th Feb
1990 1 26th Sept, 1 12th Dec
1997 3 28th Dec
1999 1 adult 10th Jan
2002 1 regular early in year
2003 1 10th Jan-3rd March, 1 adult 13th-19th Dec
2004 2 17th Jan
2005 1 23rd Jan
2006 2 sub-adults 22nd Nov, 1 1w 10th and 22nd Dec
2008 1 juv 20th March
2009 1 2w 29th Dec

Iceland Gull – scarce passage/winter vagrant

1983 2 on 19th March
1987 1 1w 17th Jan
1988 1 1w 30th-31st Jan, 1 adult 8th-10th Dec
1989 1 16th Nov
1992 1 15th March
1996 1 10th April
1997 1 7th Jan, 23rd Jan, 2nd Feb
2000 1 1w 11th March
2002 1 14th and 28th March
2003 1 adult 15th Feb
2008 1 2w 4th-5th March

Sandwich Tern – summer vagrant

Common Tern – summer vagrant

1981 33 5th August
1992 4 16th April, 24 9th July

Arctic Tern – spring/summer passage vagrant

1992 4 16th April

Black Tern – occasional passage vagrant

1981 1 12th Sept-17th Oct
1982 12 29th Sept, 1 28th December!
1983 1 24th-27th Sept
1984 4 29th-30th May
1986 6 5th May
1988 1 30th April
1989 singles June, July, August
1991 3 26th April
1992 12 14th May, 13 12th Sept
1993 7 14th May
1995 7 25th August
1997 2 19th Sept
2005 2 juvs 23rd-28th August
2006 3 12th May, 7 13th-14th Aug
2008 1 4th May
2009 7 13th May, 3 14th May, 1 15th-17th July

Black Tern 12/05/06 - Ade Johnson

Black Tern 12/05/06 – Ade Johnson

Black Tern 15/08/06 - Ade Johnson

Black Tern 15/08/06 – Ade Johnson

White-winged Black Tern – scarce vagrant

1961 1 juv 19th August
1969 1 adult 12th May
1974 1 juv 1st-13th Sept
1977 1 juv 23rd August
1977 1 adult 30th August
1978 1 adult 13th May
1981 1 juv 8th August
1997 1 juv 18th-27th August
2001 1 juv 1st-29th Oct
2004 1 adult 9th-11th and 15th August
2006 1 juv 6th-7th August
2009 1 juv 27th August

White-winged Black Tern 15/08/10 - Ade Johnson

White-winged Black Tern 15/08/10 – Ade Johnson

White-winged Black Tern 15/08/10 - Ade Johnson

White-winged Black Tern 15/08/10 – Ade Johnson

Stock Dove – resident

Wood Pigeon – resident

Collared Dove – resident

Turtle Dove – scarce summer visitor

1983 21 7th May
2011 1 7th Sept
2012 1

Cuckoo – summer visitor

1981 1 14th April
1984 1 15th April
1987 7 16th May

Short-eared Owl – scarce winter vagrant

2012 1

Tawny Owl – resident

2012 2 11th Dec Heslops

Barn Owl – resident

Little Owl – scarce resident

2011 1 pair Honeysuckle Farm


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