September 2017

Sunday 17th September – Simon – 1 red-breasted merganser, 68 pink feet east, 2 hobby, 1 green sandpiper, 2 greenshank, 1 med gull, 1 swift, fox

Friday 15th – September – Simon – 6 gannet, 2 pintail, 59 common scoter, 78 wigeon, 196 teal west, 109 pink-feet east, 3 greenshank, 2 swift, 1 chiffchaff, 1 spotted flycatcher

Monday 11th September – Paul – 1 lesser whitethroat, greenshank, 1 common swift.

Sunday 10th September –Paul – marsh harrier over Strays, 20+ wigeon, 2 pintail, common seal, 10+ little egret, still many hirundines including swifts.

Saturday 9th September – Paul – Singing willow warbler, chiffchaff, porpoise, grey wagtail, greenshank, 7 swift, 2 ruff, 2 wigeon, 10 turnstone , peregrine. Simon – hobby over Strays

Friday 8th September – Simon – slavonian grebe, 3 greenshank, 1 knot 1 ruff, 2 wheatear, 1 white wagtail

Monday 4th September – Paul – 10 yellow wagtails, 2 shoveller, 10 common tern, 3 lesser whitethroat.

Sunday 3rd September – Simon – 2 immature gannet west.

Saturday 2nd September – Paul – Great crested grebe on river, treecreeper, lesser whitethroat, 2 greenshank, marsh harrier, 30+ common scoter, 10 gadwall, common tern, 4 wigeon, 2 ruff, porpoise.  Sedge and reed warbler still present.

Friday 1st SeptemberPaul – Tufted duck, greenshank, 3 goldcrest, singing chiffchaff. Simon1 whinchat, 1 spotted flycatcher, 1 tufted duck, 2 greenshank

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August 2017

Thursday 31 August – Simon – juv hobby east, 11 common scoter, 2 ruff, 2 greenshank, 2 tree pipit, 2 wheatear, hornet gimmick hoverfly

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Hornet mimic hoverfly – Simon

Sunday 27th August –Paul – 2 lesser whitethroat, green sandpiper, ruff, 7 tree sparrow, kingfisher, greenshank, whimbrel, small red eyed damselfly.

Saturday 26th August – Paul – 2 lesser whitethroat, 18 tree sparrow, goldcrest, fieldfare, shoveller, 3 greenshank, brown hawker, ruddy darter

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Brown hawker – Paul M

Friday 25th August – (Simon) – 1 fieldfare at fort, garden warbeler, 6 lesser whitethroat, 1 wheatear, 2 chiff chaff, 7 willow warbler, 3 goldcrest, 32 tree sparrow at fort, 1 ruff, 7 snipe, whimbrel, 1 marsh harrier

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Porpoise – Paul M

Tuesday 22nd August (Paul) – Common sandpiper, close views of feeding porpoise.

Monday 21st August (Paul) – Sedge warbler, 2 reed warbler, greenshank, 10+ blackcap, 22 tree sparrow, 70+ red admiral.

Saturday 19th August – (Paul & Simon) – Lesser whitethroat, 2 juv willow warblers, cuckoo.

Friday 18th August (Simon) – 20 canada geese, 1 greenshank, 1 avocet, 4 whimbrel, 1 med gull, 2 lesser whitethroat

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Paul M

Monday 14th August (Paul) – Lesser whitethroat, 2 avocet, 3 greenshank, 9 snipe, 16 black tailed godwit,  2 Med gull, green sandpiper, peregrine, 9 turnstone.

Saturday 12th August – (Paul & Simon) – 2 Med gulls, marsh harrier, 6 little egret, 2 ruff.

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Emperor Dragonfly – Paul M

Wednesday 9th August (Paul) – Yellow legged gull, 120 common scoter West.

Monday 7th August – (Paul) Adult yellow legged gull on strays, 24 teal West, 10 turnstone, 7 whimbrel and 2 common sandpiper.

Sunday 6th August (Paul & Simon) – 4 turnstone, common buzzard, 20 common scoter West, 5 teal, 2 juvenile willow warbler.

Saturday 5th August (Paul & Simon) – good views of a single Arctic tern perched in gull flock, peregrine, common buzzard and barn owl.

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July 2017

Monday 31st July (Simon) – 1 juv med gull, 1 peregrine, 1 lesser whitethroat

Wednesday 26th (Simon) 1 commic tern, 10 common scoter, 2 knot, 2 greenshank, 6 whimbrel

Tuesday 25th July (Paul & Simon) – Several flocks of common scoter at least 200 in total, 11 teal, greenshank.

Monday 24th July (Paul) – Peregrine past, porpoise, turnstone, small flocks of black-tailed godwits, bar tailed godwit, 5 shoveller West, juvenile yellow legged gull, 40 common scoter, 6 common tern. (Simon) 2 sandwich tern, 23 common scoter, 3 common sanpiper, 3 whimbrel, 1 knot, 141 black-tailed godwit, 2 bar-tailed godwit, med gull.

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Crows – Peter M

Saturday 22nd July Paul & Simon) – 3 common sandpiper, 2 Med gulls again, turnstone, at least 3 whimbrel. 2 Essex skipper along flood bank, mating ruddy daters, 3 small red eyed damselfly.

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Essex skipper – Paul M

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Ruddy darter – Paul M

Friday 21st July 9 (Paul & Simon) – 2 common sandpiper, 3 whimbrel. Evening high tide produced 2 Med gulls and a common tern

Sunday 16th July – Pete & Paul M – Peregrine over strays, a single Essex skipper seen along flood bank near pond car park.

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Essex Skipper – Peter M

Saturday 15th JulyPaul M – 150 golden plover, 3 mute swan west, single bar and black tailed godwits.

Friday 14th July – Simon – 1 little gull & 2 sandwich tern on strays, whimbrel, 7 black-tailed godwit

Wednesday 12th July – Paul M – Great crested grebe feeding off lighthouse, 2 whimbrel, barn owl, 60 redhsank, 8 golden plover, 2 stoat.

Sunday 9th July – Paul M – Peregrine, 18 common scoter west, 2 little egret.

Saturday 8th July – Simon – 9 common scoter, avocet, whimbrel

Friday 7th July – Simon – sandwich tern, peregrine, whimbrel, 2 avocet, 4 smal red-eyed damselfly

Saturday 1st July – Paul M – A black throated diver flew West along the river heading towards Hull.

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June 2017

Friday 30th June – Simon – 6 sandwich tern, 18 little gull, green sandpiper, greenshank, 9 avocet, whimbrel, 83 black-tailed godwit, 3 bar-tailed godwit, 3 common scoter, 6 teal, barn owl

Saturday 24th June – Paul M – 5 distant comic terns East, 2 sand martin west. Good numbers of butterfly including painted lady and comma.

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Common blue damselfly – Paul M

Sunday 18th June – Paul M By pond a black tailed skimmer, 3 emperor dragonfly, first ringlets of the year.

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Emperor dragonfly – Paul M

Saturday 17th June – Paul M – Cuckoo and greenshank.

Sunday 12th – Paul M – quiet but saw a flock of 14 Canada geese and surprisingly a single fulmar high over the Stay’s heading East, a 1st for Paull for me

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Reed bunting – Paul M

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Goldfinch – Paul M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Oystercatcher – Paul M

Sunday 4th June – Paul M– quiet, first emperor dragonfly of the year, also meadow brown.

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Pied wagtail – Paul M

Saturday 3rd June – Paul MGreat crested grebe on river, a red kite drifted low over the pond and strays.

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Red Kite – Paul M

 

 

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May 2017

Saturday 27th May Paul M 2 common scoter, 2 avocet, drake tufted duck, good numbers of damselfly around pond, 3 four-spot chaser.

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Terrapin – Car Park Pond – Paul M

Friday  19th May – Simon – 6 common tern, 6 arctic tern, 1 arctic skua, 11 common scoter, 2 sanderling, 9 knot, 1 short-eared owl.

Monday 15th May –Paul M – 21 turnstone, 9 sanderling, 30+ house martin, 3 whimbrel, 1 common tern.

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Distant Sanderling – Paul M

Sunday 14th May Paul M9 kittiwake drifted East on the falling tide.

Saturday 13th May – Paul M  – Wheatear, 4 avocet, 3 barnacle geese, 2 knot, 2 sanderling, common tern, 2 cuckoo. A common redstart was present for a few days in a local garden but not seen today.

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Barnacle goose – Peter M

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Reed Bunting – Paul M

Friday 12th May – Paul M – 6 house martin, 2 swift, 13 black tailed godwit, common sandpiper, 3 whimbrel, 13 singing reed warbler, 9 singing sedge warbler, 2 yellow wagtail.

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Sedge Warbler – Paul M

Wednesday 10th May – Paul M – 3 whimbrel, 11 turnstone, greenshank.

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Turnstone – Paul M

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Turnstone – Paul M

Sunday 7th May – Paul M – 16+ swift, 20+ swallow, 1 house martin, 2 wheatear, yellow wagtail.

Friday 5th May – Simon – 1 wheatear, 1 garden warbler, 2 lesser whitethroat, 3 fieldfare, 1 short-eared owl, 1 tree sparrow, 2 avocet, 10 whimbrel

Monday 1st May – Simon126 arctic tern, 30 common tern, 11 black tern, 1 little tern, 2 pintail, 8 whimbrel, 9 bar-tailed godwit, 2 avocet, 1 greenshank, 2 common sandpiper, 1 knot, 1 common scoter, 5 wheatear, 4 yellow wagtail, 1 cuckoo, 1 common seal

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Meadow Pipit – Paul M

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April 2017

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‘X’ Rated Hares! – Simon

 

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Wheatear – Simon

Sunday 30th April  – Simon516 arctic tern, 70 common tern, 18 commic tern, 76 black tern, 2 sandwich tern, all east. 22 whimbrel, 35 bar-tailed godwit, 8 knot, 1 shag, 8 common scoter, 1 yellow wagtail, 1 wheatear, 3 redwing at fort and 2 fieldfare east.

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Sandwich Tern – Simon

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Common & Black Terns – Simon

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Common tern – Simon

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Black Tern – Simon

Saturday 29th April – Simon – 3 arctic tern, 11 commic tern, yellow-legged gull, 5 whimbrel, common sandpiper, 18 black-tailed godwit, 4 bar-tailed godwit, 3 snipe, 1 common scoter, 4 yellow wagtail, 3 wheatear, 2 willow warbler. Grey seal, weasel

Friday 28th April – Simon – 1 great-crested grebe, 6 common scoter, 1 yellow-legged gull, 3 whimbrel, 1 short-eared owl, 2 yellow wagtail, 5 wheatear, male bullfinch at fort.

Saturday 22nd April – 2 singing common whitethroat, 8 swallow, 2 blackcap, chiffchaff, willow warbler, good views of a short eared owl over main stray, singing reed warbler, singing sedge warbler, 2 little egret, 2 whimbrel. update from Simon – 2 yellow wagtail, 1 house martin, 2 cuckoo, 2 tree sparrow,

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Crow & Stock Dove – Paul M

Tuesday 18th April – Paul – 2 little egret, common buzzard and hunting barn owl.

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Kestrel & Goldfinch – Paul M

 

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Dunnock & Linnet – Paul M

 

Monday 17th – peregrine, short-eared owl, c500 grey plover from hide, 3 little egret, 5 swallow, cuckoo calling near farm, single singing common whitethroat, tawny owl in flight behind the church.

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Short-eared owl – Peter M

Saturday 15th – Simon – 2 wheatear, 1 white wagtail, 1 brambling, 3 swallow, 3 whimbrel, 21 knot, 90 bar-tailed godwit, c1,000 grey plover, 1 painted lady

Friday 14th April – Paul –  Single swallow, 4 sand martin, marsh harrier, a single brambling, kingfisher feeding on small pond, peregrine, whimbrel and 2 porpoise.

Thursday 13th – Simon – 1 white wagtail, 1 swallow, 2 canada goose, 1 willow warbler, 1 painted lady, 1 speckled wood

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White Wagtail – Simon

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Reed Bunting – Simon

Sunday 9th – 3 chiffchaff, bullfinch, willow warbler, blackcap, little egret, heron pied wagtail, 2 greater-spotted woodpecker – Simon – 12 sandwich tern

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Linnet – Peter M

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Greater-spotted woodpecker – Peter M

Friday 7th – Simon – 2 swallow, 1 chiffchaff, 3 blackcap, 1 avocet, 3 short-eared owl east of hide

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Short-eared owl – Simon

Monday 3rd – Paul – Singing chiffchaff and blackcap, a small flock of redwing, distant marsh harrier and a little egret.

Sunday 2nd – Paul – A single goldcrest, 2 singing blackcap, several hundred grey plover, a single sand martin and a small flock of siskin over.

Saturday 1st -Paul – 40+ redwing around, 7 mute swans along river, distant common buzzard and marsh harriers, 15 turnstone, a single sand martin passed, singing blackcap and close views of a short eared owl.

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March 2017

Friday 31st – Simon – 202 pink-footed goose, 12 avocet, 1 chiffchaff, 1 black-cap

Sunday 26th March – from Paul – Quiet, good views of a perched peregrine and 2 marsh harriers on the other side of the river

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Water rail ditch – Peter M

Saturday 25th – singing chiffchaff, great-spotted woodpercker, tawny owl church yard, 20 avocet on haven. update from Simon – 2 bullfinch fort Paull, short-eared owl on S side of river and again on strays, barn owl.

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Tawny owl – Peter M

Friday 24th – from Simon – 2 male eider east mid river, 1 imm male merlin, 2 yellowhammer, 6 small tortoiseshell

Monday 20th – from Paul  – 30+ redwing flock in woods, marsh harrier, 29 turnstone and a goldcrest

Sunday 12th – from Paul – 12 siskin overhead, 12 turnstone, good numbers of common snipe, 6 redwing and good views of the water rail again

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Water rail – Paul M

Saturday 11th – from Paul – 2 avocet on strays, a single yellowhammer, several little egrets and good views of the water rail in ditch near riding school.

Friday 10th – from Simon – short-eared owl, imm merlin, juv peregrine, 4 mazrsh harrier, 2 water rail, 60 pink-footed goose, 2 redwing

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Chaffinch – Paul M

Sunday 5th – 2 marsh harrier, buzzard over south bank, cormorant. From Simon – 1st winter mail common scoter off fishermans car park.

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Cormorant – Peter M

Saturday 4th – Paul & Simon – 3 short-eared owls, 1 merlin (took a lapwing over main stray!), 2 marsh harrier, 1 water rail, 2 stonechat, 1 common scoter, 15 shoveler, 280 pink-footed goose, 1 sanderling

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