November 2017

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

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.

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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.

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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

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Pied wagtail – Peter

Monday 6th NovemberPaul & Simon – siskin, marsh harrier, rock pipit, water rail and a small flock of common scoter.

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Queen wasp – Paul

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Rock Pipit – Paul

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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September 2017

Saturday 30th September – Paul & Pete – 5 siskin over, redpoll over, 20+ house martin, buzzard, marsh harrier, 120+ pink feet, 2 chiffchaff and a grey wagtail

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Wren – Peter

Monday 25th September – Paul – 7 ruff, 2 redpoll over, a total of 10 brent geese West, 2 marsh harrier, chiffchaff, 3 blackcap, 12+ song thrush, 200+ black tailed godwit, kingfisher, 2 porpoise.

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Stonechat – Paul M

Sunday 24th September – Paul & Simon – 20+ skylark over, 1 whinchat, 10 turnstone, curlew sandpiper, kingfisher, singing reed warbler, painted lady.

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Goldfinches – Paul M

Saturday 23rd September – Paul, Pete & Simon – At least 2 stonechat, kingfisher, little stint, marsh harrier, 40+ house martin,2 ruff, 100+ black tailed godwit, 3 curlew sandpiper.

Friday 22 September – Simon – 2 green sandpiper, 8 ruff, 6 greenshank, 73 pink-footed goose, 3 marsh harrier, 1 peregrine, kingfisher, 3 stonechat, 1 stoat at church.

Monday 18th September – Paul – 3 knot, 4 ruff, 10 turnstone, greenshank, curlew sandpiper, marsh harrier, yellow wagtail, 1 swift, a drake eider West.

Sunday 17th September – Simon1 red-breasted merganser, 68 pink-footed goose, 2 hobby, 1 green sandpiper, 2 greenshank, 1 med gull, 1 swift, fox

Saturday 16th September – Paul & Simon – Several immature gannets up and down river, good numbers of wigeon and teal coming in, 60+ pink feet geese East, 1 Canada goose, 3 red throated diver heading West, 2 greenshank, avocet, lesser whitethroat, marsh harrier, goldcrest and a spotted flycatcher.

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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