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.

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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.

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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.

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Barnacle goose – Peter M

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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.

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Sedge Warbler – Paul M

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

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Turnstone – Paul M

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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

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Meadow Pipit – Paul M

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April 2017

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‘X’ Rated Hares! – Simon

 

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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.

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Sandwich Tern – Simon

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Common & Black Terns – Simon

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Common tern – Simon

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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,

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Crow & Stock Dove – Paul M

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

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Kestrel & Goldfinch – Paul M

 

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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.

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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

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White Wagtail – Simon

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Reed Bunting – Simon

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

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Linnet – Peter M

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Greater-spotted woodpecker – Peter M

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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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Chaffinch – Paul M

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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White-fronted geese – Simon

Saturday 21st – Paul & Simonslavonian grebe from lighthouse

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Slavonian grebe – Paul M

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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.

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December 2016

Tuesday 29th – from Paul –36 white-fronted goose (European Race) in fields to left of bank from pond car park update from Simon – 21 tufted duck west

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White-fronted geese – Paul M

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White-fronted geese – Paul M

Tuesday 27th – from Simon – 5 whooper swan, 56 pink -footed goose, 2 marsh harrier, 1 peregrine, 5 rock pipit, 24 fieldfare.

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Strays – PeterM

Tuesday 20th – from Simon – 1 water rail, 2 barn owl, female merlin, 2 marsh harrier, peregrine

Saturday 10th – 2 marsh harrier, peregrine, c.1000 lapwing, sparrowhawk, several large flocks of fieldfare over c. 500 in total

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Friday 9th – from Simonwoodcock near gas palnt, 175 fieldfare, 3 marsh harrier, 1 peregrine, 1 merlin, 2 pink-footed goose, hybrid shelduck

Sunday 4th – from Simon – 5 gadwall, 3 marsh harrier, 1 peregrine

Saturday 3rd – from Simon – 3 marsh harrier, 1 peregrine, 1000 pink footed goose, 4 rock pipit

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November 2016

Friday 25th November – from Simon2 bar-headed goose with 1400 pink-footed goose, water pipit on avocet lagoon, 8 rock pipit, 1 kingfisher, 2 marsh harrier, 1 avocet.

Sunday 20th November – from Paul eider west, long tailed duck east.

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Little Owl – Peter M

Saturday 19th November14 whooper swan flew in from west, dropped onto the Humber then flew off east, brambling over, little owl near Fort Paull entrance.

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Whooper swan – Peter M

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Redshank – Peter M

Friday 18th November – from Simon3 goosander, 1 great crested grebe, 2 sanderling, 7 rock pipit, 4 mistle thrush, 2 marsh harrier, 1 peregrine

Sunday 13th November – from Paul – 50+ turnstone, 3 little egret, 2 green sandpiper.

Saturday 12th November – from Simon1 female long-tailed duck, 1 red-knecked grebe east, 1 red-throated diver east, 2 gadwall

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Never know what you might find in Brid Harbour!! – Paul M

Monday 7th November – from Paul – 3 rock pipit, juv gannet west, 4 common scoter.

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Digi-scoped Common Scoter – Paul M

Sunday 6th November – from Paul – Sanderling, 3 shoveller, peregrine, snow bunting.

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Snow Bunting – Paul M

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Saturday 5th November – from Paul – 9 sanderling, 3 marsh harrier, peregrine, and a single little auk.

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