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.

1094 crow 22'06'17

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.

essex skipper

Essex skipper – Paul M

ruddy darter

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.

1093 essex skipper 16'06'17

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.

Posted in Sightings | Leave a comment

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.

P1140533

Common blue damselfly – Paul M

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

P1140706

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

P1140525

Reed bunting – Paul M

P1140509

Goldfinch – Paul M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P1140592

Oystercatcher – Paul M

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

P1140238

Pied wagtail – Paul M

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

red kite

Red Kite – Paul M

 

 

Posted in Sightings | Leave a comment

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.

P1130712

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.

P1130687

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.

barnacle goose 13'05'17

Barnacle goose – Peter M

P1130660

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.

P1130621

Sedge Warbler – Paul M

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

P1130596

Turnstone – Paul M

P1130591

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

P1130104

Meadow Pipit – Paul M

Posted in Sightings | Leave a comment

April 2017

hare

‘X’ Rated Hares! – Simon

 

wheatear

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.

sandwich tern

Sandwich Tern – Simon

common and black tern

Common & Black Terns – Simon

common tern

Common tern – Simon

black tern

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,

crow stock dove

Crow & Stock Dove – Paul M

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

kestrel goldfinch

Kestrel & Goldfinch – Paul M

 

linnet dunnock

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.

short eared owl 17'04'17

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

white wagtail

White Wagtail – Simon

reed bunt

Reed Bunting – Simon

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

linnet 09'04'17

Linnet – Peter M

g s pecker 09'04'17

Greater-spotted woodpecker – Peter M

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

DSC_0281

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.

Posted in Sightings | Leave a comment

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

1090 water rail ditch 25'03'17

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.

1088 tawny owl 25'03'17

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

water rail

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

2017-03-05 12.38.26

Chaffinch – Paul M

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

1087-cormorant-050317

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

Posted in Sightings | Leave a comment

February 2017

Sunday 26th – Simon – 2 male shoveler, 2 marsh harrier, 7 rock pipit

Friday 24th February – Paul & Simon – 5 common buzzard, 2 marsh harrier, hunting barn owl near the farm and good views of 3 short eared owls mainly along the flood bank near the hide, water rail in same place as 18th.

Sunday 19th February – Paul – Quiet with a single goldeneye past.

Saturday 18thwater rail in ditch on main stray opposite stables, 24 fieldfare over, marsh harrier, sparrowhawk, wigeon, teal, 400+ pink-footed goose

1084-wigeon-040217

Sunday 12th – Simon– 2 male goldeneye

Saturday 11th – Simon – 2 male goldeneye off lighthouse, 1 female merlin

Sunday 5th – Paul – Chiffchaff in woods, 3 mistle thrush over

Saturday 4th – Simon – 1 male goldeneye, 1 great crested grebe east off village

Posted in Sightings | Leave a comment

January 2017

Bird List and Stats updated for 2016

Sunday 29th – Simon – 3 white-fronted goose, 800+ pink-footed goose, 9 goldeneye, 2 merlin, peregrine, 3 marsh harrier

dsc_0933

Goldeneye – Simon

Saturday 28th – Simon – 175 white-fronted goose (18 on strays basin), 954 pink-footed goose, 121 greylag, 3 common scoter east, water rail on strays near stables

dsc_0853

White-fronted geese – Simon

Saturday 21st – Paul & Simonslavonian grebe from lighthouse

slav-grebe

Slavonian grebe – Paul M

dsc_0823

Slavonian grebe – Simon

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 15th – Simon – 1 tree sparrow, 1 yellowhamme, 2 stonechat, 1 coal tit, 2 marsh harrier, 2 buzzard

Sunday 8th – 9 fieldfare over, 2 marsh harrier, rock pipit, 2 skylark, coal tit, sparrowhawk, 19 black tailed godwit. update from Simon – chiffchaff, coal tit, stonechat, 2 kingfisher

Saturday 7th from Paul & Simon – 2 rock pipit, merlin, 200+ greylags, large flock of fieldfare with odd redwing, 9 yellowhammer, stonechat, jack snipe, small flock of rook, 2 bullfinch. A fox seen as well as roe deer, rabbit and hare.  24 white-fronted goose (European race) feeding in field near car park

Tuesday 3rd – from Paul – Marsh harrier, 40+ bar tailed godwit, 4 knot, goldcrest.

Posted in Sightings | Leave a comment