March 2013

29th March 2013 – persistent easterly and very cold! A pair of little grebes have returned to the car park pond and will hopefully breed again. Peregrine and 61 avocet over river Humber.
24th March 2013 2 deg, 25mph easterly, so much for getting some warm sun on our backs! Bar-tailed and black-tailed godwit, turnstone, dunlin, knot, redshank, teal, wigeon, shelduck and mallard from lighthouses. 110 avocet from Paull village in Saltend bay.
Wigeon - Mar 2013 - PeterM

Wigeon – Mar 2013 – PeterM

Wigeon - Mar 2013 - PeterM

Wigeon – Mar 2013 – PeterM

21st March 2013 – update from Roy Lyon –  Paull Holme Sands:  Peregrine, 500 Curlew, 2000 Golden Plover, 8 Shelduck. 5 Turnstone, Ringed Plover.    Paull Holme Strays : c10 Meadow Pipit, 2 Shelduck.   Saltend: 2 Red-head Goosander, 83 Avocet, 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, 8 Knot, 60 Redshank, 300 Curlew, 380 Shelduck. 600 Dunlin.
16 & 17th March 2013 – March goes down hill!! 2 visits this weekend (Saturday a washout) bringing our total up to 800 since 2004! Birds of the day? 3 mute swan on far river bank, buzzard & little egret…it’s official….we are completely bonkers! Roll on spring and a bit of warmth on our backs!
10th March 2013 – 2 goosander on river off Saltend, goldcrest and long-tailed tit in woods

Great start to March! A raptor weekend with Red Kite, Buzzard, Peregrine, Marsh Harrier & Kestrel all seen over the two days!

3rd March 2013 – little egret, buzzard over main straymarsh harrier distant over strays, 110 pink-footed geese over strays, snipe, rock pipit and a wren near lighthouses
Pink-footed goose - Mar 2013 - Paul M

Pink-footed goose – Mar 2013 – Paul M

Turnstone - Mar 2013 - PeterM

Turnstone – Mar 2013 – PeterM

2nd March 2013 – Red kite from hide flew NW over river and Saltend at 08:40, buzzard over farmland and peregrine over strays /  Saltend, 40 grey plover, kestrel. 4 ♀ goosander on river from hide, 3000+ golden plover, 1000+ lapwing, 2 gadwall, 2 heron
Long-tailed tit and 2 goldcrest in woods, water vole in the ditch from the pond
Lapwing - Mar 2013 - PeterM
Lapwing – Mar 2013 – PeterM
Curlew - Mar 2013 - PeterM

Curlew – Mar 2013 – PeterM

Golden plover - Mar 2013 - PeterM

Golden plover – Mar 2013 – PeterM

Golden plover - Mar 2013 - PeterM

Golden plover – Mar 2013 – PeterM

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2 Responses to March 2013

  1. Roy says:

    Loveley post as always Pete

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