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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October 2016

Sunday 30th October – from Paul – Weasel again, watched by 7 rock pipit, 2 stonechat, peregrine, marsh harrier, 2 flocks of pink feet geese, bullfinch.

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Weasel – Paul M

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Weasel – Paul M

Saturday 29th October – 1 pink foot goose, siskin, flock of 8 yellowhammer, flock of 2 adult, 5 juv whooper swans, marsh harrier. Still migrant hawker and common darter on the wing. A weasel hunting near lighthouse.

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Juv. Whooper Swan – Paul M

Sunday 23rd October – 2 stonechat, better views of great white egret a mile beyond the hide, many little egrets, 2 marsh harrier, 2 buzzards, yellowhammer. Red Admiral

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Red Admiral – Paul M

Saturday 22nd October – Common buzzard, 2 drake pintail, shoveller, peregrine, 2 marsh harrier, greenshank, distant view of great white egret beyond hide.

Friday 21 October – from Simon – 1 stonechat, 1 wheatear, 1 brambling, 2 brent goose, 1 water rail from stables

Tuesday 18th October Raven reported by Michael Flowers

Sunday 16th October – Marsh harrier, swallow. update from Simon – water pipit near hide, 1 ring ouzel, 3 shoveler, 1 greenshank

Saturday 15th October – Chiffchaff, 5 swallows, stonechat, common scoter, brambling, coal tit and a grey partridge.

Monday 10th October – 3 stonechat

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Stonechat – Paul M

Sunday 9th October – Flock of siskin over, merlin – update from Simon – water pipit near hide, 1 ring ouzel, 3 shoveler, 1 greenshank

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Strays – Peter M

Saturday 8th Octoberyellow browed warbler at church – 2 brambling, 2 avocet, 12 common scoter, adult & juv med gulls.

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Yellow browed warbler – Simon

Friday 7th October – from Simonyellow browed warbler at church, 11 brambling, 5 ring ouzel, 117 song thrush, 419 redwing, 2 stonechat, 1 fieldfare, 2 siskin, 3 redpoll, 1 coal tit, 1 blackcap, 3 chiffchaff, 1 grey wagtail, 5 yellowhammer, 29 tree sparrow, 1 greenshank, 1 brent goose, 3 pink-footed goose

Wednesday 5th October – from Simon1 juv. long-tailed skua, 1 dark phase pomarine skua, 2 arctic skua, 2 great skua, 9 dark-bellied brent goose, 1 eider, 2 bearded tit dropped into strays near lighthouse, 1 ring ouzel, 67 song thrush, 32 redwing, 1 chiff chaff, 1 blackcap, 12 goldcrest, 1 redpoll, 2 marsh harrier, 12 sanderling

Tuesday 4th October – from Simonfemale hen harrier east over strays, 2 marsh harrier, imm male merlin, 1 woodcock, 1 ruff, 1 greenshank, 14 snipe, 1 kingfisher, 1 grey wagtail, 4 stonechat, 5 ring ouzel, 173 song thrush, 256 redwing, 11 brambling, 1 fieldfare, 1 chiffchaff, 1 coal tit, 1 yellowhammer.

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Hen Harrier – Simon

Monday 3rd October  – from Paul – 2 bullfinch, 2 ring ouzel, redwing, kingfisher. Black darter car park pond

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Black Darter – Paul M

Sunday 2nd October – from Paul – 200+ redwing, brambling, rock pipit, avocet, greenshank, marsh harrier.

Saturday 1st October -from Paul – Small flock of tree sparrows are appearing, rock pipit, curlew sandpiper, 2 kingfisher, wheatear, 2 stonechat, marsh harrier, 50+ pink feet geese

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Pink-footed goose – Paul M

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September 2016

Friday 30th September – from Simongreat white egret, 573 pink footed goose, 3 pintail, 1 shoveler, 1 gadwall, 4 stonechat, 1 whinchat, 2 wheatear, 6 tree sparrow

Sunday 25th September – from Simongreat white egret still present, 1 pale phase arctic skua, 1 common sandpiper, 1 greenshank, 1 whimbrel. Osprey south over river from Hedon Haven

Saturday 24th Septembergreat white egret – distant views from lighthouse at area in front of hide

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Strays – Paul M

 

Friday 23rd September –  from Simon – 3 stonechat, 4 siskin, 1 hobby, 3 pink-footed goose, tawny owl, grey partridge, kingfisher, 2 tree sparrow, 1 curlew sandpiper

Sunday 18th September – reed warbler, 3 common sandpiper, little stint, several flocks of wigeon (150+), brent goose, lesser whitethroat, 2 ruff, 2 common buzzard, kingfisher.

Saturday 17th September – 3 sand martin, yellow wagtails, 19 knot, 2 common sandpiper. Feeding porpoise off lighthouse.

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Ringed plover – Paul M

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Turnstone – Paul M

Friday 16th September – 2 sanderling, greenshank. Update from Simon – 7 gannet, 3 common tern, 10 pintail, 8 shoveler, 432 wigeon,, 247 teal, 23 common scoter, 1 curlew sandpiper, 1 spotted redshank, 1 ruff, 1 common sandpiper, 1 whimbrel, 5 greenshank, 77 knot, 263 black-tailed godwit, 57 snipe, juv peregrine

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Knot – Paul M

Wednesday 14th SeptemberMediterranean gull, 6 greenshank, 3 ruff, green sandpiper and a juvenile gannet West.

Sunday 11th September Common redstart near church, common sandpiper, 2 common buzzard, bullfinch, peregrine.

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Friday 9th SeptemberSpotted flycatcher feeding juvenile near church, sanderling, 9 gadwall, distant hobby.

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Spotted flycatcher – Paul M

Sunday 4th September – 2 greenshank, 3 peregrine.

Saturday 3rd SeptemberSpotted flycatcher and tawny owl near church, 5 little egret, garden warbler.

Friday 2nd September – Little stint, green sandpiper, 2 avocet, 3 pintail. Update from Simonbrent goose on strays, 1 tree pipit, 1 curlew sandpiper, 1 spotted redshank, 1 ruff, 2 avocet, 63 knott, 1 black-tailed godwit, 30 bar-tailed godwit.

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August 2016

August updates from Paul M

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Sand Martin & House Martin – Paul M – Paul M

 

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Small red-eyed damselfly – Paul M

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Common Blue Damselfly – Paul M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 14th August – 2 whimbrel, 3 common scoter, green sandpiper, avocet, 3 sandwich tern.

Monday 22nd August – 5 curlew sandpiper, 3 ruff, avocet, common sandpiper.

Saturday 27th August – Common sandpiper, green sandpiper, 3 curlew sandpiper.

Sunday 28th August – 2 curlew sandpiper, 2 little stint, sanderling.

Monday 29th August – Tawny owl near church.

Wednesday 31st August – Brent goose on strays, 5 avocet, marsh harrier.

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Rainbow over hide – Peter M

Saturday 27th – 3 pintail, 1 peregrine, 3 common scoter, update from Simon – 1 spotted flycatcher, tawny owl at church, 2 coal tit vicarage.

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Swallow – Peter M

Thursday 25th – from Simon – 1 juv redstart, 2 spotted flycatcher, 1 tree pipit, 13 lesser whitethroat, little owl, 2 little stint, 5 curlew sandpiper, 1 ruff, 1 green sandpiper, 1 common sandpiper, 4 greenshank, 17 knot, 2 pintail, 6 wigeon, 1 sandwich tern, 1 juv little gull, 1 juv mediterranean gull (masked lovebird at stables!)

Sunday 21st – from Simon – 2 wheatear, peregrine

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Peregrine – Simon

Saturday 20th – from Simon30 arctic tern, 27 common tern east, 7 common scoter west, 1 yellow-legged gull, 2 common sandpiper, 2 whimbrel, 5 black-tailed godwit, 1 bar-tailed godwit, 1 wheatear.

Friday 19th – from Simon1 pied flycatcher at fort, green woodpecker paddock, 1 wheatear, 1 water rail on strays dyke, 1 juv mediterranean gull, 3 common tern, 1 sandwich tern, 25 curlew sandpiper, 1 little ringed plover, 1 green sandpiper, 1 wood sandpiper, 1 spotted redshank, 1 greenshank, 1 ruff, 2 whimbrel, 7 common sandpiper.

Friday 12th – from Simon – wheatear, common tern

Saturday 6th – from Simon – 2 wood sandpiper, 3 green sandpiper, 1 little stint, 1 little ringed plover, 2 ruff, 2 greenshank, 2 snipe, 2 avocet, 10 whimbrel, 863 golden plover, 610 dunlin, 1 yellow legged gull

Friday 5th – from Simongreen woodpecker on long bank, kingfisher, common scoter, 2 yellow legged gull, 3 wheatear, 3 greenshank, 7 whimbrel, knot, 3 avocet, c2500 dunlin. Brown hawker, emerald dragonfly. Long-eared owl on Cherry Cob path

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July 2016

Friday 29th – from Simon2 curlew sandpiper, 1 little stint, 1 spotted redshank, 1 snipe, 2 knot, 2 greenshank, 7 whimbrel, 4 turnstone,3 bar-tailed godwit, 55 black-tailed godwit, 7 avocet, 23 grey plover, 2100 golden plover, 1000 dunlin, 20 common scoter, 1 teal

Monday 25th – from Simon – 1 wheatear, 1 sanderling, 2 turnstone, 11 whimbrel, 13 avocet, 34 black-tailed godwit, 580 golden plover, 300 dunlin, male banded demoiselle on western path near open hide.

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Saturday 23rd – from Simon – 15 sandwich tern east, 1 yellow-legged gull, 8 whimbrel, 19 avocet (9 juv), 6 black-tailed godwit. Black-tailed skimmer, four spot chaser, emperor dragonfly, common darter, ruddy darter, azure damselfly, small red-eyed damselfly

Friday 22nd – from Simon – 1 sandwich tern, 1 brent goose, 1 greenshank, 7 whimbrel, 10 black-tailed godwit, 8 bar-tailed godwit, 19 avocet, 1 tree sparrow

Tuesday 19th Julyfrom Paul– Greenshank, a single sandwich tern among gulls, 70 curlew, 4 knot, 8 sand martin and 3 juvenile yellow wagtails.

Sunday 17th July – from Paul – Goldcrest and a juvenile wheatear by the lighthouses. Lots of butterflies with comma, common blue, small skipper, gatekeeper, around pond 2 emperor dragonfly and 2 common darter.

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Saturday 16th – from Paul – 10 avocet in total, marsh harrier. Gatekeepers and small skipper on the wing.

Monday 11th – from Paul – 200 black tailed godwits, 22 redshank, 30 golden plover, 2 little egret, 4 mute swan, whimbrel, 2 yellow wagtail, sand martin.

Sunday 10th – from Simon – barn owl, juv cuckoo, 13 avocet, 1 greenshank, 1 common sandpiper, 3 whimbrel, 325 black-tailed godwit, 3 bar-tailed godwit, 469 golden plover, 266 dunlin

Saturday 9th – from Simon – 2 mediterranean gull, 1 greenshank, 4 whimbrel, 2 knot, 300+ black-tailed godwit, 2 avocet

Friday 8th – from Simon – 305 black-tailed godwit, 27 bar-tailed godwit, 2 common sandpiper, 252 golden plover, 16 teal, short-eared owl, female marsh harrier, little grebe, juv cuckoo

Sunday 3rd – from Simon – adult med gull, 57 golden plover, marsh harrier, little grebe with 2 chicks on pond

Saturday 2nd – from Paul – Adult med gull on strays, 9 avocet, 2 greenshank, black tailed godwit, 150 golden plover.

Friday 1st – from Paul – Little grebe with 2 chicks on pond, 2 sandwich tern on strays, marsh harrier. Lots of 6 spot burnet. Update from Simon – greenshank, 3 whimbrel, 3 bar-tailed godwit, 10 black-tailed godwit, 12 avocet, 97 golden plover, 31 dunlin, 2 sand martin

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Juv little grebe – Paul M

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six spot burnet – Paul M

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June 2016

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Large skipper – Paul M

Saturday 25th – from Simon – 6 black-tailed godwit, 1 whimbrel, short-eared owl, marsh harrier

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Blue-tailed damselfly – Paul M

Friday 24th – from Simon 16 black-tailed godwit, 2 whimbrel,3 golden plover, barn owl, emperor dragonfly, four spot chaser.

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Orchids – Paul M

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Abstract Art Linnets!

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Sunday 19th – very quiet, meadow pipit, swallow, curlew, shelduck with chicks, 2 little egret

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Meadow pipit – Peter M

Saturday 18th – from Paul – 2 little gull on main stray

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Barn owl – Simon

Friday 17th – From Simon – barn owl, short-eared owl, 5 whimbrel, 1 avocet, wall brown, 2 orchids near open hide

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Spotted orchid – Simon

A bit of a diversion! CMV Cruise Liner MARCO POLO on way to a Norwegian Fiords Cruise

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Boaty McBoaty – Paul M

Gross Tonnage 22,080grt

Registry Bahamas

Passenger Capacity 425 cabins (max 800 passengers)

Cruising Speed 16.5 knots

Passenger Decks 8, Lifts 4

Dimensions Length 578.4ft (176.3m), Beam 77.4ft (23.6m)

Back to the birds soon we hope!!!

Sunday 12th – from Simon – 1 great crested grebe, 3 Mediterranean gull, 36 common scoter east, 4 common tern, 24 knot, 2 avocet

Saturday 11th – from Paul – 3 gadwall on river, marsh harrier mobbed by a short–eared owl, avocet on strays.

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Ringed plover – Paul M

Saturday 11th – from Simon – 1 great crested grebe, 9 teal, 1 ♂ marsh harrier, 1 avocet, 18 ringed plover, 5 cuckoo

Monday 6th – from Simon2 short-eared owl, 1 brent goose, 2 teal, 4 lapwing, (1 ♀ Australian Shelduck), 8 shelduck chicks, azure and blue-tailed damselflies, four spot chasers, cinnabar moth – from Paul – First dragonflies of the year with 4 spot chaser, azure and blue-tailed damselfly present.

Saturday 5th – from Paul – A single barnacle goose along the river.

Friday 3rd – from Paul – 2 bullfinch, marsh harrier, whimbrel, 2 painted lady.

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May 2016

Sunday 29th May – from Simon – 7 avocet, 3 cuckoo, 2 marsh harrier, short-reared owl east of hide. 2 terrapins car park pond

Friday 27th May – from Simon – 1 greenshank, 3 avocet, 1 snipe, 76 knot, 22 bar-tailed godwit, 4 wigeon

Saturday 21st May – from Paulosprey on mud opposite red lighthouse for 20mins before flying off south

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Distant osprey – Paul M

Friday 20th May – from Simon – 1 greenshank, 2 whimbrel, cuckoo, orange tip and red

Sunday 22nd May – whitethroat, long-tailed tit

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Whitethroat – PM

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Long-tailed tit – Peter M

Saturday 14th May – from Simon – 1 arctic tern, 13 common tern, 7 common sandpiper, 11 turnstone, cuckoo, peregrine

Friday 13th May – from Simon2 arctic skua, 6 arctic tern, 1 little stint, 1 ruff, 2 common sandpiper, 1 greenshank, 2 whimbrel, 3 turnstone, 2 cuckoo, 1 peregrine

Wednesday 11th May – from Paul – 10+ house martin, 2 chiffchaff and 2 common sandpiper on the Humber shore. Good numbers of grey and ringed plover, summer plumage knot and turnstone.

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Robin – Peter M

 

Dunnock - Paul M
Dunnock – Paul M

Sunday 8th May – 7 reed warbler, 2 sedge warbler, 1 willow warbler small numbers of swallow and swift, 10+ comic tern and 2 black tern from hide, 3 greenshank, whimbrel, grey plover, buzzard, cuckoo calling – Paul had spotted flycatcher in woods.

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Meadow pipit – Peter M

 

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Shelduck – Peter M

Saturday 7th May – from Paul little owl

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Little owl – Paul M

Friday 6th May – from Simon – 1 arctic tern, 1 greenshank, 8 knot, 23 bar-tailed godwit, 1 avocet, 13 swift, short-eared owl near hide, good numbers of whitethroat, reed warbler and sedge warblers

Sunday 1st May – from Paul – Redpoll over, sedge warbler, common whitethoats now present in good numbers as are blackcap and chiffchaffs.

 

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