REPAIRS TO FLOOD BANK – RESERVE CAR PARK CLOSED AND NO ACCESS TO FLOOD BANK FROM HORSE RIDING SCHOOL TO STEPS NEAR FARM – NO ACCESS TO HIDE FROM PAULL END OF STRAYS – EXPECTED TO BE CLOSED UNTIL AT LEAST NOVEMBER 2018
Friday 19th October – Simon – 1 Gannet west, 2 Pintail, female Merlin, 1 Woodcock in fort wood, 12 Snipe west, 1 juv Common Tern west, Tawny Owl fort road, 55 Skylark west, 2 Rock Pipit, 383 Redwing west, 257 Fieldfare west, 10 Song Thrush west, 26 Brambling in fort wood, 15 Redpoll west, 3 Siskin fort wood, 1 female Stonechat on Hedon Haven. Also a Stoat on fort road 2 Hornet 2 Red Admiral 1 Peacock 1 Small Copper
Monday 15th October – Paul – Odd brambling over, 50+ lapwing, marsh harrier, 2 common buzzard, stonechat, 2 redpoll, 4 swallow, chiffchaff and 4 bearded tits dropped into the reedbed near the white lighthouse.
Sunday 14th October – 3 swallows.
Saturday 13th October – 20+ brambling, good numbers of skylarks through, 9 pintail on the strays, 2 swallows.
Monday 8th October – Paul – small flocks of redwing and fieldfare over, a rock pipit showed well, a single swallow, as the sun came out 2 red admiral and a comma present near the church.
Sunday 7th October – Paul – 900 plus thrushes over, mainly redwing but also good numbers of fieldfare, odd song thrush and 2 mistle thrush also seen. Odd brambling over as well as small numbers of siskin and a redpoll, grey wagtail also seen, good numbers of skylark passing South, 4 coal tit, tree sparrow flocks around the Fort, 9 gannet West, 6 swallow, a single flock of 16 cormorant, a great skua West then settled on the river, spotted redshank, juvenile Mediterranean gull, a pair of stonechat, marsh harrier, 3 little egret, a hen harrier spent 10 minutes around the strays, 21 turnstone and finally a roosting tawny owl.
Saturday 6th October – Simon – 30 gannet west, (11 back east), great skua, 2 arctic tern, 2 common tern, 1greenshank, spotted redshank, 6 knot, 109 snipe, 4 swallow east, 42 redwing, 14 fielfare, goldcrest, blackcap, siskin.
Friday 5th October – Paul – 26 gannets West, 2 porpoise feeding off the lighthouse. From Simon – 1 merlin, 2 peregrine, 1 rock pipit, 3 redwing21 tree sparrow, 1 bullfinch