Monday 18th October – Fairly quiet with 47 redwings going south, a chiffchaff, good views of a marsh harrier, near Paull Holme Farm a jay feeding in the trees, a common buzzard, Cetti’s warbler still calling and a single siskin over, also a porpoise seen again.
Sunday 17th October – At least 2 chiffchaffs still around, 1000+ pink feet geese over, 8 turnstone, stonechat, 30 lapwing, 8 grey plover, a single swallow went east, marsh harrier, common buzzard, good views of a male merlin chasing birds over the strays before a small flock of gulls pushed it across the river which had a feeding porpoise.
Saturday 16th October – 12 whooper swans were settled in the middle of the river, near the hide a rock pipit showed well, also a marsh harrier, 6 redwing, 5 redpoll and 5 siskins over.
Friday 15th October – 25 Whooper Swan south, Goldeneye, Spotted Redshank on Hedon Haven, A Little Owl calling at the Fort, 3 Swallow still hanging on, A Cetti’s belting it out in the sun at Paull Holme Farm, 4 Redwing, 2 Yellowhammer south
Spotted redshank – Simon – Hedon Haven
Thursday 14th October – Back to normal, scratching around for decent birds…., 20 Whoopers east early on, 50 Redwing, 5 Chaffinch 1 Brambling,2 Redpoll, 1 Siskin & 1 Yellowhammer west. 2 Pintail, Cetti’s Warbler & a Jay at Paull Holme Farm, 3 Swallow.
Wednesday 13th October – Simon – Star bird today a RICHARDS PIPIT over, 2 Peregrine, First Tawny Owl in over 2 years, 2 Stonechat, 4,770 Redwing pushing inland along with 105 Starlings, 35 Chaffinch, 29 Brambling, 9 Greenfinch, 21 Redpoll & 2 Yellowhammer
Tuesday 12th October – Simon – 07.40-13.30 all pushing inland (N) – Redwing 9,360, Song Thrush 7, Ring Ouzel 1, Chaffinch 104, Brambling 32, Siskin 1, Redpoll 24, Jay 1, Pintail 2, Shoveller 1, Goldeneye 2 w, Common Scoter 5 w, Knot 50, Ruff 2, Peregrine 2, Grey Wagtail 1, Swallow 3, Stonechat 2, Chiffchaff 1, Coal Tit 2
Monday 11th October – 3 goldcrests on the edge of the woods, 5 redwings in and 3 swallows near the stables, also a peregrine hunting around the strays before heading over the fort, another jay seen, a guillemot on the river, 3 Common buzzards and a marsh harrier.
Saturday 9th October – 2 Gannet, male Shoveller & 3 Pintail, 25 Com. Scoter, Grey Wagtail west, Cetti’s Warbler near Paull Holme. Mistle Thrush at the Fort, 1 Jay roving around, 11 Tree Sparrow, 2 Redpoll. A single sandwich tern east again, siskin, single yellowhammer and at least 4 stonechats around the reserve
Friday 8th October – Gannet west, Single Pintail & Shoveller, Mistle Thrush at the Fort, Cetti’s Warbler singing and stonechat at Paull Holme farm, Small numbers of Passerines moving south / south-east, incl. 1 Grey Wag, 7 Siskin, 18 Redpoll, 25 Tree Sparrow & 7 Yellowhammer
Thursday 7th October – STORM PETREL east, 3 jay (1st record for 6 years), 2 brambling, song thrush, auk (sp), 5 gannet, yellowhammer, grey wag, peregrine, 4 shoveller, 13 jackdaw, marsh harrier, 3 avocet, 2 chiffchaff, long-tailed tit. A sandwich tern went east, 2 brent geese went west, 4 siskins over, small flocks of tree sparrows around the reserve and Cetti’s warbler calling near the small pond near Paull Farm
Wednesday 6th October – Lots of duck pushing west up river, Gannet 2w, 1e, Whooper 2, Gadwall 2, Pintail 95 (patch record), Shoveller 4, Wigeon 1,181, Teal 551, Tufted Duck 9, Eider 1, Com. Scoter 2, Goosander 6, Red-breasted Merganser 2. Juv. Hobby, Razorbill, Swallow 7 south, House Martin 1 south, Blackcap 2, Chiffchaff 3, Stonechat 3 near red lighthouse, Redwing 92w, Tree Sparrow 2w, Brambling 1 & 1 Bullfinch at the fort, Siskin 1w.
Tuesday 5th October – 1 Brent Goose w, 1 Shoveller, 30 Knot, 2 Greenshank, 13 Snipe’ Swallow 2 South & 8 at Paull Holme farm with 15 House Martin, Siskin over, 1 Tree Sparrow
Monday 4th October – 2 Gannet w, 3 Com. Scoter w, c.2,000 Pink-feet, 5 M Harrier, 7 Buzzards, 1 Ruff & a late Whimbrel, 1 Arctic Skua w, 5 Swallow s & 12 House Martin, 1 Stonechat. Lots of Mipits, Pied Wags, Slylarks, Reed Bunts & Finches moving s s/e on a broad front incl. 8 Siskin, 1 Redpoll, 6 Yellowhammer
Sunday 3rd October – Arctic Skua west, Grey Wagtail, 2 Swallow east, Cetti’s Warbler on Hedon Haven. At least a 1000 pink feet geese landed on the saltmarsh, 2 marsh harriers, 2 common buzzards, 2 swallows over, 4 grey plover on the strays and a small southward movement of skylarks.
Saturday 2nd October – Gannet 9 west, 3 east, Shoveller 2 west, Knot 2, Greenshank 2, Sandwich Tern 6 east, 2 marsh harrier, buzzard, 2 swallow, grey wagtail.
On Hedon Haven both a grey wagtail and a common sandpiper were seen, around the strays a couple of swallows over, 2 marsh harrier, a flock of 10 little egret, a peregrine briefly, a grey wagtail over and stonechat near the small pond.
Devil’s coach horse beetle
Friday 1st October – 9 gannet west and 3 east, 2 shoveller west, 2 knot, 2 greenshank, 6 sandwich tern east.