29th April 2013 – Moderate W wind & cool – large ♀peregrine, 2 marsh harrier, yellow wagtail, 6 avocet, little egret, swallow, cuckoo 3 whimbrel, tufted duck all from the lighthouse area.
27th April 2013 – Moderate NNW winds & cool – our highest ever total species- 101 for the year up to end of April – was reached with a single arctic tern from the hide.
Snipe, 2 barn owl, 3 sedge warbler, whitethroat, yellow wagtail, 6 avocet, little egret, swallow, grey heron, greenshank, sandmartin seen along flood bank, greater spotted woodpecker & cuckoo heard on walk from car park to hide. Arctic tern & 60+ grey plover from hide. 3 whimbrel & wheatear in lighthouse area and singing blackcap & willow warbler seen in woods.
26th April 2013 – first wheatears & whitethroats of the year! 2 wheatear, 2 whitethroat, 2 avocet, blackcap. Fire at Cottingham seen from Paull!
24th April 2013 – 2 whimbrel, little grebe, swallow, 3 sandmartin, 28 avocet, 28 black-tailed godwit
21st April 2013 – Moderate southerly winds. chiffchaff, 2 whimbrel, blackcap, little grebe, swallow, sandmartin, 3 redwing. Peacock and tortoiseshell butterflies
20th April 2013 – Light southerly winds. 6 avocet, 3 chiffchaff, whimbrel, blackcap, 6 jay, 3 comic tern, little egret, buzzard, 2 sparrowhawk, 3 greater spotted woodpecker, 4 yellow wagtail, sedge warbler, grey heron, swallow & tawny owl in churchyard.
15th April 2013 – Moderate southerly winds. 4 Swallows and barn owl over main stray
14th April 2013 – Strong southerly winds. Yellow wagtail, little egret and 2 canada goose over strays. A flock of around 40 redwing & fieldfare seen in paddock near Fort Paull. A emergence of common toads is thought to have taken place with several seen around the car park and dead on the roads
13th April 2013 – Southerly winds and warmer. Yellow wagtail, chiffchaff and a flock of around 400 redwing and fieldfare seen around car park and Fort Paull area. Barn owl over main stray and 27 avocet on avocet (middle) lagoon. Black-tailed godwit and turnstone on river from lighthouses. Porpoise in R. Humber from hide.
7th April 2013 – Winds turned briefly to the south but still cold! A sandwich tern seen flying E along the river was our earliest ever sighting at Paull. 6 avocet, 16 twite, 3 little egret, 10 turnstone and grey heron from lighthouses area. A woodcock landed in the scrub next to Fort Paull and was later disturbed and flew off heading North. Red-legged partridge, 2 yellow hammer and 2 chiffchaff seen around Paull Farm along with 3 roe deer. A flock of 40 chaffinch flew over the car park pond area and the water vole was seen along the ditch from the pond.
6th April 2013 – Northerly and cold! A pair of little grebes on car park pond, buzzard over south bank of river and a snipe over strays. Rock pipit from lighthouses and 4 avocet at Saltend. Rookery spotted on south bank so can now tick rook, a bird not seen every year at Paull!
For an update on bird numbers please see records sent in by Roy Lyon for 21/03/13 – thanks Roy
1st April 2013 – persistent easterly and still very cold! A pair of little grebes on car park pond, 500 bar-tailed godwit from hide on R. Humber and 91 avocet on Avocet Lagoon. Barn owl over Paull Farm