April 2018

Monday 16th April – Whimbrel, drake shoveller again, Arctic tern, marsh harrier and a willow warbler.

Sunday 15th April8 little gulls east, redpoll, drake shoveller, whimbrel, 4 avocet. Peacock and 3 small tortoiseshell on the wing.

Saturday 14th April – Willow warbler, a single siskin over, 2 whimbrel, 90+ common scoter, spotted redshank, barn owl, swallow, Arctic tern, yellow wagtail, water rail, 2 yellowhammer, white wagtail and at the far end of the strays 2 ring ouzel.

For the 4 days: 6th – 9th April a total of 92 bird species were recorded in the Paull area including 9 species of gull.

Monday 9th April – Yellow wagtail over,a yellowhammer, 2 little ringed plover fed on the far end of the strays for 20 minutes before flying off, 3 swallows, 2 marsh harrier, little grebes on the carpark pond and a peacock butterfly.

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Glaucous Gull – Simon

Sunday 8th April – Chiffcaffs and blackcaps singing, 5 pintail, drake shoveller, spotted redshank and a single twite over the lighthouse. Near Hedon Haven – 46 avocet present.

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Glaucous Gull – Paul

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Saturday 7th April – Single swallow over, little ringed plover briefly, yellow wagtail, nuthatch in churchyard woods, singing chiffchaff and blackcap, calling tawny owl, 30 redwing, 2 avocet, spotted redshank, stonechat, peregrine. Near Hedon Haven – 2 glaucous gulls and a yellow legged gull.

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Glaucous Gull – Paul

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Glaucous Gull – Paul

 

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Nuthatch – Simon

Friday 6th AprilCommon tern, small numbers of Arctic tern, brent goose, 2 marsh harrier, a total of 8 little gulls east, yellow-legged gull, 2 pintail, tree sparrows, several flocks of golden plover heading east. Ring ouzel and a water rail (Thanks Mike) also recorded.

Sunday 1st April – Paul – 2 little grebe still present on car park pond.

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March 2018

Friday 30th March – Paul – 2 little grebe, 5 brent geese east, little egret, tree sparrow, avocet.

Thursday 29th March – Simon – little grebe car park pond, spotted redshank, woodcock, water rail, barn owl. 2 porpoise and common lizard. Also, singing chiff chaff and a comma along Paull / Saltend lane.

Monday 26th March – PaulWoodock, common scoter, tree sparrow.

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Blue tit – Paul M

Sunday 25th March – Paul –  2 woodcock, 10 goosander on river, 7 avocet, 5 common buzzard, 2 tufted ducks, 200+ pink feet geese, water rail, 25 redwing, spotted redshank, marsh harrier, 3 small tortoiseshell. Over 100 goldfish in car park pond!!!

Saturday 24th March – Paul – 7 turnstone, 30 avocet, barn owl, stonechat, 2 yellowhammer, tree sparrow, redpoll, 28 pink feet geese, common scoter, spotted redshank, water rail.

Friday 23rd MarchSimon – 5 Canada Geese, 3 gadwall, female Merlin, 4 avocet, 1 knot, 2 sanderling, spotted redshank, 84 redwing small tortoiseshell

Monday 19th March – Paul – 2 knot, a single guillemot, 4 avocet. Strangely a small tortoiseshell was seen on the wing in sunshine but only 3 degrees c

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Wigeon – Paul

Saturday 17th March – Paul  – Lesser black backed gull, 2 avocet, Mediterranean gull. Simon also had another Mediterranean gull, 2 pintail, merlin and peregrine.
Sunday 11th March – Paul – 2 rock pipit, short eared owl, barn owl, 6 redpoll, singing yellowhammer, stonechat, goosander off BP jetty. First small tortoiseshell of the year.

Monday 5th March – 8 oystercatcher, 3 common buzzard, short eared owl, barn owl, 50+ pink feet geese, 22 turnstone, 11 brent geese over Stray’s, adult kittiwake East, guillemot East on the river followed by a great crested grebe East, 14 avocet, marsh harrier, tree sparrow.

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Brent geese – Paul

Sunday 4th March – Stonechat, 2 rock pipit, marsh harrier.

Saturday 3rd March – Simon – 2 barn owl, 2 short eared owl. Also 5 avocet on Stray’s, more on the river, good numbers of fieldfare, a few redwing, common buzzard. Pete – woodcock near farm

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February 2018

Saturday 24th February – Drake goldeneye on river, 2 stonechat, 3 common buzzard.

Saturday 17th February – Stonechat, 30 pink feet geese, water rail, 2 redwing, 6 fieldfare.

Saturday 10th February – good views of hunting peregrine.

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River View – Paul

Monday 5th February – Paul – Porpoise, 20 redwing, coal tit, 81 bar-tailed godwit, 19 turnstone, good veiws of spotted redshank, good views of a drake velvet scoter   from hide on the river before flying off East, perched merlin, marsh harrier, 4 bullfinch and 2 stonechat.

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Linnets – Paul

Sunday 4th February – Paul & Simon – Bullfinch, 10 distant goldeneye, 25 turnstone, 2 common buzzard, 2 mistle thrush, fieldfare, 10 redwing.

Saturday 3rd February – Paul – Flock of 200+ pink feet geese heading West, 6 redwing, spotted redshank.

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Wigeon – Paul

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January 2018

Sunday 28th January – Paul – 2 common buzzard, marsh harrier, coal tit.

Monday 22nd JanuaryPaul – Distant merlin again, spotted redshank still present.

Saturday 20th JanuaryPete, Paul & Simon – A distant merlin, 60 common gulls in field, spotted redshank heard and seen in flight, stonechat, peregrine, good views of water rail in the Riding School ditch, distant peregrine, goldcrest in wood

Sunday 14th January – Paul – 2 marsh harrier present, 500+ pink feet geese flew West, a small flock of tree sparrow.

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Kestrel – Paul M

Saturday 13th January – Paul –  A pair of shoveller with wigeon flock, 3 or 4 little egrets, goldcrest, 20+ redwing.

 Sunday 7th January – Paul – Barn owl, marsh harrier, 7 pink feet geese.

Saturday 6th January – Paul – 26 fieldfare, rock pipit, hunting peregrine, grey seal.

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December 2017

Sunday 31st December – marsh harrier over river, 22 turnstone, otherwise a quiet end to 2017!

Sunday 17th December – 3 marsh harrier, 1 peregrine

Friday 15th December – Simonwater rail feeding along bridal path next to Fort, bullfinch, peregrine

Monday 11th December – PaulDrake goosander off BP jetty, a juvenile gannet East and coot drifted along the river. Also peregrine, bullfinch and a coal tit

Sunday 10th December – chiff chaff calling – update from Simon – 3 goosander (male & 2 redheads), 2 marsh harrier, 2 peregrine, 7 knot

Saturday 9th December – Simon – 1 goldeneye west, 570 pink-feet west, 1 peregrine, 3 marsh harrier, 1 ruff, 1 Woodcock, 2 knot, 23 sanderling, 1 barn owl, 2 stonechat, 1 1mistle thrush, 1 fieldfare, 7 redwing, 1 chiffchaff, 1 bullfinch

Monday 4th December – Paul – 12 siskin over woods, bullfinch calling and tree sparrow, 45 turnstone and 52 pink feet geese over

Sunday 3rd December –  Paul & Simon– 41 turnstone, 3 mute swan, 7 rock pipit and 3 marsh harrier in the air together, 2 tree sparrow, 6 yellowhammer

Saturday 2nd December – Simon – 2,629 pink-feet, 4 goldeneye, 2 mute swan, merlin, 1 woodcock, 2 water rail, 1 stone chat, 1 mistle thrush, 2 bullfinch at fort, 1 small tortoiseshell!

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November 2017

Sunday 26th November – Paul – treecreeper and goldcrest near entrance to Fort Paull

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Treecreeper – Paul

Friday 24th November – Simon – male merlin, 2 water rail, 17 sanderling, 7 knot, 478 bar-wit, 161 black-wit, 3 stonechat, 1 mistle thrush, 2 bullfinch

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Dunlin – Simon

Sunday 19th November – Marsh harrier, bullfinch calling near Fort Paull, redpoll over , flocks of fieldfare and smaller numbers of redwing over.

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Turnstone & Dunlin – Simon

Saturday 18th Nov – Simon – 1 fulmar east off the village, 1 water rail, 2 stonechat, 2 siskin

Friday 17th Nov – Simon  1 stonechat, 1 siskin, 1 redpoll

Monday 13th November – Paul – several flocks of fieldfare 150+ in total, 2 stonechat, flocks of common scoter along river largest 100+ , redpoll, goldeneye, grey wagtail, a single guillemot headed out East. Simon – 2 Canada geese west, 1 woodcock at the stables, 3 stonechat, 1 siskin

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Marsh Harrier – Paul

Sunday 12th November – Paul – Coal tit, marsh harrier, 20+ sanderling from the hide, drake goldeneye past, close views of a female peregrine sheltering from the rain near hide. Simon – 2 shoveler

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Peregrine – Paul

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Peregrine – Paul

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Strays – Peter

Saturday 11th November – Pete & Paul – stonechat, 2 bullfinch, pied wagtail Simon – 1 kingfisher, 3 stonechat, 1 coal tit, 5 redpoll, 18 tree sparrow

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Pied wagtail – Peter

 

Friday 10th Nov – Simon – 1 brent goose, 3 stonechat, 1 red admiral

Thursday 9th Nov – Simon – 1 brent goose, 1 spotted redshank, 1 knot, 2 stonechat, 1 fieldfare, 31 redwing

Wednesday 8th Nov – Simon – 1 pintail, 1 woodcock, 23 snipe, 3 ruff, 1 water rail, 20 rock pipit, 3 stonechat, 100 fieldfare, 140 redwing, 130 blackbird, 1 brambling, 3 redpoll, 1 bullfinch

Tuesday 7th Nov – Simon2 woodcock 1 knot, 29 turnstone, 23 com scoter west, 170 fieldfare, 240 redwing, 300 blackbird, 1 siskin​

Monday 6th NovemberPaul & Simon – siskin, marsh harrier, rock pipit, water rail and a small flock of common scoter. 1 diver sp. west, 15 com scoter west, male merlin over the strays basin, 1 knot, 10 rock pipit, 1 siskin, 4 redpoll, 300 fieldfare, 40 redwing

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Queen wasp – Paul

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Rock Pipit – Paul

Sunday 5th Nov – Simon – 1 brambling 2 siskin 2 stonechat 2 mistle thrush 284 fieldfare 14 redwing 3 tree sparrow

Saturday 4th November – Simon – 1 jack snipe, 21 snipe, 8 rock pipit, 2 stonechat, 140 fieldfare, 40 redwing, kingfisher on strays, 1 pintail

Friday 3rd November – Simon – 2 pintail, 2 common scoter, 2 marsh harrier, 9 woodcock, 8 snipe 6 rock pipit, 1 stonechat, 448 fieldfare, 371 redwing, 6 brambling, 6 siskin, 3 redpoll, 1 bullfinch, 7 tree sparrow. Paul –  water rail

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October 2017

Monday 30th October -Paul – Flocks totaling 150+ redwing and fieldfare, 3 bullfinch, 1 brambling, 1 siskin, 4 rock pipit, 7 immature gannet west, 5 tree sparrow, 1 red admiral.

Sunday 29th October – Simon – slavonian grebe west, 1 shoveler west, 1 pintail, 5 gadwall,  1 kingfisher, 2 stonechat, 1 mistle thrush, 360 redwing & 145 fieldfare west, 3 redpoll, 3 siskin

Saturday 28th October – Paul – 1 siskin, 60 redpoll, small flock so pink feet geese going West, merlin, rock pipt, red admiral. Simon5 whooper swan South, 8 pintail, 3 gadwall, 3 grey partridge, 2 fieldfare, 1 coal tit, 5 rock pipit.

Monday 23rd October – Paul – 2 stonechat, 31 repoll, 5 siskin, wheatear, 1 tree sparrow, 5 brambling, good numbers of fieldfare with redwings. Also 2 red admiral, migrant hawker and 3 common darter.

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Brambling – Paul M

Sunday 22nd October – Simon – 5 pintail, 1 little stint, 1 ruff, 4 rock pipit, 1 ring ouzel, 1 wheatear, 6 siskin, 11 brambling

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Wheatear – Paul M

Saturday 21st October – distant buzzard and marsh harrier south of river, 2 pintail, wheatear, 7 brambling, 12 redpoll. Simonwoodcock near riding school, 1 kittiwake west

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Fort Paull Woods – Peter M

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Tug – Peter M

Monday 16th October – Paul – 4 siskin, chiffchaff, marsh harrier, red admiral, common darter, 2 migrant hawker.

Sunday 15th October – Paul & Simon – 2 chiffchaff, several flocks of redpoll and siskin, 2 rock pipit, marsh harrier, bullfinch, stonechat, wheatear, 9 pintail, 120 + pink footed goose.

Saturday 14th October – Paul & Simon – 3 redwing over, 7 siskin, coal tit, 4 red admiral.

Sunday 8th October – Paul & Simon – At least 500 thrushes over, mainly redwing with some song thrush, smaller numbers of fieldfare, 2 mistle thrush and a ring ouzel. Also odd brambling, good flocks of redpoll, several flocks of pink feet geese, pintail, 7 tree sparrow, hobby, chiffchaff, 7 ruff, pintail and 2 stonechat.

Saturday 7th OctoberPeter, Paul – several flocks of pink-footed geese over West (c200 in total), 5 ruff, 2 knot, sparrowhawk, little egret, 5 pintail. Simon – 5 whooper swan, common scoter

Friday 6th October – Paul – 2 chiffchaff, 2 grest crested grebes along the river, redpoll and goldcrest.

Monday 2nd October – Paul – 3 chiffchaff, greenshank, peregrine

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