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June 2015 Sightings

30th June 2015 - Tuesday

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The hottest day of the year with clear blue skies and a force 1 south-easterly.
Numpties: 05:45-15:30 Moving were 5 Teal, 387 Common Scoter, 1 summer-plumaged Great Northern Diver, 1 Eider, 16 Gannet, 8 Curlew, 188 Swift, 19 Sand Martin and 3 Siskin.
Present were 27 Golden Plover, 1 Lapwing, 112 Bar-tailed Godwit, 3 Whimbrel, 64 Curlew, 9 Little Gull, 40 Sandwich Tern, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, and the Grey Wagtail.

Privet Hawkmoth. Simon Davies

Privet Hawkmoth. Simon Davies

29th June 2015 - Monday

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A hot sunny day with a force 2-1 west – south-easterly wind.
Numpties 05:30-19:00 Moving were 171 Common Scoter, 2 Manx Shearwater, 16 Gannet, 7 Cormorant, 2 Great Crested Grebe, 7 Oystercatcher, 1 Golden Plover, 5 Curlew, 1 Auk sp., 1 Stock Dove, 361 Swift, 21 Sand Martin and 5 House Martin.
Present were 2 Gadwall, 1 Grey Heron, 31 Golden Plover, 100 Dunlin, 40 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel, 7 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 18 Little Gull, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Sand Martin, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Siskin.

Ringing: 1 Whitethroat, 1 Blue Tit.

A Hummingbird Hawkmoth was seen in Clubley’s and 2 Red-veined Darter on Church Field Pond.

28th June 2015 - Sunday

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Some heavy showers in the morning with some sunny spells and a force 1-3 south-westerly.
Numpties: 06:00-22:00. Moving were 1 Eider, 124 Common Scoter, 14 Gannet, 1 Hobby, 2 Golden Plover, 22 Curlew, 1 Arctic Skua, 4051 Swift, 11 Sand Martin, 7 House Martin, and 2 Flava wagtail. Present were a Brent Goose, 41 Shelduck, 1 Marsh Harrier, 36 Golden Plover, 16 Curlew, 7 Redshank, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Mediterranean Gull , 60 Sandwich Tern, 12 Common Tern, 4 Sand Martin, 1 Grey Wagtail, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Blackcap, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Siskin.

Ringing: 6 Swift, 1 Garden Warbler, 6 Tree Sparrow pullus.

27th June 2015 - Saturday

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Numpties 0530-1730
Continuing the late spring a nice male Serin was mobile at the warren plus 2 Spotted Flycatcher (Warren and churchyard). A 2nd cal/yr Caspian Gull was on the sea before heading out east.
On the move were 211 Common Scoter, 6 Cormorant, 76 Gannet, 1 Hobby, 6 Curlew, 6 Kittiwake, 3024 Swift, 24 Sand Martin, 12 House Martin, 1 Grey Wagtail and 1 Siskin.
Present were 27 Golden Plover (Humber), 9 Little Gull, 7 Common Tern, 1 Blackcap and 1 Chiff-chaff.
4 Red-veined Darter were in clubleys/churchdield and an Azure Damselfly was in churchfield (still surprisingly rare at Spurn).

Ringing- 1 Dunnock

Little Tern. Ian Smith

Little Tern. Ian Smith

Little Tern. Ian Smith

Little Tern. Ian Smith

26th June 2015 - Friday

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Numpties 0510-1730
On the move were 4 Tufted Duck, 8 Eider, 123 Common Scoter, 2 Hobby, 3251 Swift, 11 Sand Martin, 13 House Martin 1 Grey Wagtail and a juv Coal Tit at the warren which went north. Another increase in some waders with 28 Golden Plover plus 15 in/off, 8 Curlew plus 13 south and 5 in/off.
Also present were Gadwall, 8 Little Gull, 2 Grey Heron, 2 Mediterranean Gull, 30 Sandwich Tern, 8 Common Tern, male Blackcap and a Willow Warbler.
A male Red-veined Darter was on churchfield pond.

Ringing- 4 Blackbird pulli, 1 Coal Tit, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Great Tit

Common Swift. Ian Smith

Common Swift. Ian Smith

25th June 2015 - Thursday

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Numpties 0520-1030 1430-1630
On the move were 1 Eider, 1 Fulmar, 21 Gannet, 1 Buzzard blogging, 263 Swift, 11 Sand martin, 16 House martin and a juvenile Coal Tit.
Present were a Gadwall, more returning waders with 9 Golden Plover, 62 Dunlin and 1 Snipe. Also a Mediterranean Gull, 2 Little Gull, 92 Little Tern, 3 Common Tern, 1 Song Thrush, male Blackcap, and a Siskin.

Ringing- 2 Ringed Plover pulli, 2 Little tern pulli, 1 Blackbird pulli, 4 Swallow pulli, 1 Linnet

24th June 2015 - Wednesday

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Numpties 0530-1100 1415-1530
On the move were 23 shelduck, 6 Tufted Duck, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 20 Gannet, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hobby, 4 Curlew in/off, 2 Yellow-legged Gull, 174 Swift, 9 Sand Martin, 5 House Martin, 7 Jackdaw and 1 Jay.
Present were 6 Cormorant, 10 Golden Plover, 41 Grey Plover, 120 Knot, 50 Dunlin, 3 Redshank, 2ndS Mediterranean Gull, 2 Little Gull, 1 Blackcap and 1 Chiff-chaff.

Ringing- 2 Dunnock pullus, 2 Robin, 1 Whitethroat, 1 Wood Pigeon, 2 Bluetit, 1 Great Tit

23rd June 2015 - Tuesday

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Seawatch 0545-1715
Cloudy with some light rain early morning clearing by late evening with a force 3-1 NE.
On the move were 1 Velvet Scoter, 370 Common Scoter, 3 Red-breasted Merganser, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great-northern Diver, 1 fulmar, 36 Manx Shearwater, 194 Gannet, 2 Little Gull, 34 Sandwich Tern, 346 Auk sp, 73 Guillemot, 22 Razorbill, 13 Puffin whilst in area 3 Chiff-chaff and 1 Siskin.

Ringing- 1 Chiff-chaff, 1 Great Tit, 1 Linnet

22nd June 2015 - Monday

Sunny spells in the morning clouded up by midday with frequent heavy rain and a stiff cool force 2-4 north-westerly
Numpties: 06:00-09:00 Moving were 30 Common Scoter, 6 Gannet, 1 Hobby, 2 Auk sp., 70 Swift. Present were 2 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 5 Little Gull, 16 Sandwich Tern, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Song Thrush, 2 Chiffchaff, 210 Starling.

Ringing: 4 Swallow Pullus.

A Death’s head Hawkmoth was found dead in Kilnsea.

Deaths Head Hawkmoth. Barry Spence

Deaths Head Hawkmoth. Barry Spence

21st June 2015 - Sunday

Sunny spells with a few showers early on with a force 3-5 gusty westerly
Numpties:05:45-18:00, Seawatch: 05:45-12:00 Moving were 2 Teal, 176, 1 Red-breasted Merganser, 2 Fulmar, 1 Cormorant, 19 Gannet, 12 Curlew, 14 Lesser-Black-backed Gull, 75 Black-headed Gull, 11 Auk sp., 2 Puffin, 1609 Swift, 6 House Martin. Present were 1 Grey Heron, 1 Lapwing, 8 Golden Plover, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 8 Little Gull, 2 Stock Dove, 1 Turtle Dove Holderness Field and 4 Siskin.

Ringing: 4 Skylark pullus, 1 Dunnock, 1 Blue Tit.

20th June 2015 - Saturday

Mostly cloudy with a few showers in t he afternoon, some heavy, with a force 1 north-west - south-westerly wind
Seawatch: 05:30-10:00, 14:45-16:15 Moving were a Bee-eeter south at 05:40, 102 Common Scoter, 5 Fulmar, 1 Manx Shearwater, 1 Sooty Shearwater, 173 Gannet, 2 Dunlin, 40 Curlew, 11 Kittiwake, 3 Arctic Tern, 124 Auk sp., 2 Guillemot, 2 Razorbill, 1 Puffin, 2 Swift, 3 House Martin and 2 Siskin.
Present were a female Garganey on Holderness Field, 2 Grey Partridge, 4 Grey Heron, 5 Golden Plover, 1 Lapwing, 120 Knot, 30 Dunlin, 22 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Whimbrel, 16 Curlew, 4 Redshank, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 8 Little Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 20 Sandwich Tern, 2 Arctic Tern, 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Siskin.

Ringing: 1 Dunnock pullus, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Linnet pullus, 6 Reed Bunting (5 pullus)

19th June 2015 - Friday

Mostly cloudy with just the odd glimpse of the sun and a decreasing 3-1 north-westerly wind
Seawatch: 05:50-10:15 Moving were 16 Common Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver, 7 Fulmar, 9 Manx Shearwater, 151 Gannet, 4 Oystercatcher, 7 Curlew, 2 Bar-tailed Godwit, 2 Redshank, 56 Kittiwake, 462 Auk sp., 32 Guillemot, 15 Razorbill, 11 Puffin, 8 Swallow, 1 House Martin, 2 Flava Wagtail, 2 Grey Wagtail, 1 Mistle Thrush and 1 Siskin. Present were 1 Brent Goose, 1 Gadwall, 3 Cormorant, 4 Grey Heron, 4 Golden Plover, 14 Curlew, 19 Bar-tailed Godwit, 1 Redshank, 9 Little Gull, 5 Yellow-legged Gull, 1 Arctic Tern, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Barn Owl, 2 Swift, 2 Sand Martin, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Blackcap and 1 Chiffchaff.

18th June 2015 - Thursday

Sunny spells to start with cloud by midday and some light showers with a cool force north-west wind
Numpties: 05:50-11:00 Moving were 12 Common Scoter, 4 Fulmar, 5 Manx Shearwater, 194 Gannet, 1 Cormorant, 1 Little Ringed Plover then south, 1 Great Skua, 41 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 5 Kittiwake, 3 Common Tern, 147 Auk sp., 34 Guillemot, 7 Razorbill and 21 Swift. Present were 1 Cormorant, 1 Marsh Harrier, 165 Knot, 51 Dunlin, 13 Curlew, 1 Greenshank, 5 Little Gull, 217 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 4 Yellow-legged Gull, 10 Sandwich Tern, 1 Stock Dove and Spotted Flycatcher.

10 Crossbill flew west at Skeffling.

Ringing: 1 Wren

17th June 2015 - Wednesday

Cloudy all day with some light showers in the afternoon with a force 2-3 south-westerly
Numpties:05:20-12:00 Moving were 66 Common Gull, 1 Red-throated Diver, 6 Gannet, 1 Buzzard, 1 Red Kite, 1 Hobby, 2 Lapwing, 26 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1330 Swifts, 3 Sand Martin and 10 House Martin.
Present were 5 Gadwall, 190 Common Scoter, 3 Cormorant, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Whimbrel, 1 Greenshank, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 5 Little Gull, 14 Sandwich Tern, 3 Common Tern, 1 Arctic Tern, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Blackcap, and 1 Chiffchaff.

Ringing: 3 Ringed Plover pullus, 1 Chaffinch.

16th June 2015 - Tuesday

Bright and sunny clearing later with a force 1-3 south-east/east/south-westerly wind.
Numpties: 05:50-10:30,18:45-20:15 Moving were 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Teal, 181 Common Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver, 36 Gannet, 1 Hobby, 4 Curlew, 1 Common Tern, 81 Auk sp., 38 Swift, 17 Swallow, and 6 House Martin. Present were the Spoonbill on Kilnsea Wetlands and the Red-necked Phalarope on Holderness Field, 15 Little Egrets, 11 Curlew, 2 Lapwing, 19 Little Gull, 11 Sandwich Tern, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Swift, female Redstart, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff and 1 Spotted Flycatcher.

Ringing: 1 Starling, 1 Dunnock, 3 Ringed Plover pullus.

Barn Owl. Richard Willison

Barn Owl. Richard Willison

15th June 2015 - Monday

Bright and sunny until late afternoon became 8/8 cloud cover with a force 1-2 east south-easterly
Seawatch: 05:55-08:30, 14:15-15:15 Moving were a Bee-eater south at 06:00, 1 Great White Egret south at 09:05 after being seen at Kilnsea Wetlands earlier, 13 Greylag Goose, 125 Common Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver, 4 Fulmar, 2 Manx Shearwater, 218 Gannet, 1 Osprey south at 18:45, 1 Hobby, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 558 Kittiwake, 14 Sandwich Tern, 341 Auk sp., 4 Puffin, 1 Swift, 1 Flava Wagtail, 12 Chaffinch, and 3 Crossbill. Present were a Nightjar flying around the Triangle, later found roosting on a fence post in Well Field, 2 Gadwall, 30 Common Scoter, 1 adult Spoonbill on Kilnsea Wetlands in the afternoon, 2 Greenshank, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 7 Little Gull, 4 Razorbill, 3 Puffin, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Redstart, Marsh Warbler, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Siskin, 1 Jay.

Ringing: 1 Ringed Plover pullus, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Jay, 2 Chaffinch.

34 Siler-Y moths were trapped and a Hummingbird Hawkmoth and Red-veined Darter were seen seen.

Adult Spoonbill. Richard Willison

Adult Spoonbill. Richard Willison

Red-veined Darter.Barry Warrington

Red-veined Darter.Barry Warrington

14th June 2015 - Sunday

Overcast with drizzle most of the morning clearing to sunny spells with a force 2-3 north north-easterly wind.
Migration/seawatch: 05:55-11:00, 16:30-17:30. Moving were 45 Common Scoter, 13 Fulmar, 5 Manx Shearwater, 8 Gannet, 1 Hobby, 1 Avocet, 1 Green Sandpiper, 1 Great Skua, 2 Little Skua, 57 Kittiwake, 14 Common Tern, 2 Arctic Tern, 4 Auk sp., 21 Razorbill, 32 Puffin, 840 Swift, 1 Tree Pipit, and 1 Crossbill.
Present were the LAUGHING GULL again on Kilnsea Wetlands early morning before flying south, the Marsh Warbler still singing at Sammie’s Point, 1 Gadwall, 1 Grey Heron, A Spoonbill flew up the Humber, 1 Marsh Harrier, 8 Curlew, 4 Redshank, 1 Greenshank, 5 Little Gull, 1 adult Yellow-legged Gull, 40 Little Tern, 3 Cuckoo, 1 Barn Owl, 1 Little Owl, 2 Wheatear, 3 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, and 1 Corn Bunting.
A Hummingbird Hawkmoth was at the Warren.

Ringing: 1 Great Tit pullus, 1 Whitethroat and 1 Linnet.

First-summer male Sparrowhawk. Rich Swales

First-summer male Sparrowhawk. Rich Swales

13th June 2015 - Saturday

A day of heavy rain in the morning reduced a touch after midday and cleared by the evening with a light force 3-1 easterly.
Seawatch/migration: 16:00-17:00 Moving were 17 Gannet, 1 Little Gull, 10 Auk sp., 31 Guillemot, 19 Razorbill. Despite the conditions the birds really made up for it with a second-summer Laughing Gull over Beacon Lagoons early morning before heading south; a tantalisingly brief for some regulars and becomes the second first for Spurn this year. The Spotted Flycatcher tally slowly rose to 9 and with Garden Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Jay, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 50+ Swift, and 4 Wheatears also it was no surprise a Marsh Warbler was found, singing at Sammie’s Point. Shortly afterwards a Ruddy Duck flew north at sea past Beacon Lagoons before a Bee-eater flew south before settling on wires, feeding above Church Field where it stayed for over an hour.

Ringing: 1 Marsh Warbler.

Laughing Gull. Tim Jones

Laughing Gull. Tim Jones

Marsh Warbler. Tim Jones

Marsh Warbler. Tim Jones

Bee-eater. Matt Bruce.

Bee-eater. Matt Bruce.

12th June 2015 - Friday

Foggy all day with a force 1-2 easterly
Seawatch: 06:00-08:00 Very few birds moving with 1 Fulmar,68 Gannet, and 1 Guillemot. Still present were the Red-necked Phalarope on Holderness Pools, 1 Gadwall, 1 Tufted Duck, 1 Grey Partidge, 2 Greenshank, 1 Tree Pipit, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Lesser Redpoll and 3 Corn Bunting.

Ringing: 2 Avocet pullus, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Linnet

11th June 2015 - Thursday

Long sunny spells and force 1-2 easterly, Seawatch/migration: 05:50-07:10 Moving were 30 Common Scoters, 1 Lapwing, 1 Siskin. Present were 6 Greylag Goose, 1 Grey Heron, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Little Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 2 Mistle Thrush, 1 Blackcap, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Jay and a Corn Bunting.

Ringing: 2 Swallow, 1 Lesser Whitethroat, 7 Great Tit pullus, 1 Linnet pullus

10th June 2015 - Wednesday

Long sunny spells and warm out of the cool force 1-2 north-easterly wind
Migration/seawatch: 06:30-10:15 Moving were a Pomarine Skua north, 2 Teal, 56 Common Scoter, 94 Gannet, 16 Auk sp., 2 Gullemot. Present were 5 Bee-eaters over Sammy’s Point at 14:15 which appeared to head south but not seen since, 2 Teal, 1 Great Crested Grebe, 1 Mediterranean Gull, 1 Cuckoo, 1 Yellow Wagtail, 1 Wheatear and 2 Corn Bunting.

Ringing: 1 Whitethroat, 1 Dunnock, 1 Great Tit pullus, 4 Blue Tit pullus, 1 Linnet.

9th June 2015 - Tuesday

Clear blue skies all day but cool in the force 2 north-easterly wind
Migration/seawatch:06:00-10:00 Moving were 44 Common Scoter, 203 Gannet, 1 Cormorant, 1 Pomarine Skua, 15 Kittiwake,27 Sandwich Tern, 1 Arctic Tern, 239 Auk sp, 14 Guillemot, 2 Razorbill, and 1 Jackdaw. Present were 3 Gadwall, 1 Tufted Duck, 6 Little Egret and 1 Spotted Flycatcher.

Ringing: 4 Little Owl (3 pullus), 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Dunnock, 1 Linnet Pullus.

8th June 2015 - Monday

Mainly sunny but cool with a force 2 north-easterly
Migration/seawatch:06:00-10:50.. Late news of a Red-rumped Swallow was at Holderness Field for five minutes early evening before flying south. Moving were 16 Common Scoter, 1 Red-throated Diver, 1 Fulmar, 31 Gannet, 2Cormorant, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Hobby, 32 Auk sp., 21 Swift, 7 House Martin and a Siskin.
Present were 4 Brent Goose, 2 Wigeon, 1 Grey Partridge, 10 Little Egret, 1 Grey Heron, 1 immature Spoonbill blogging, 4 Little Gull, 1 Common Tern, 2 Cuckoo, 1 Blackcap, and 3 Corn Bunting.

Ringing: Nil

7th June 2015 - Sunday

Cloudy with some sunny spells, a force 2 west north-west – north north-east wind
Migration/seawatch: 04:45-11:15, 11:30-17:00 Moving were most notably an Alpine Swift 2 Tufted Ducks, 4 Common Scoter, 2 Red-throated Diver, 4 Gannet, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Buzzard, 1 Snipe, 5 Auk sp., 124 Swift, 55 House Martin, 4 Jackdaw. Present were a Bee-eater at Southfield Farm/north Field, 2 Peregrine, 4 Cuckoo, 1 Wheatear, 1 Reed Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Siskin, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 3 Gadwall, 1 Hobby, and 3 Corn Bunting.

Ringing: 4 Tree Sparrow Pullus

Bee-eater. Ian Smith

Bee-eater. Ian Smith

6th June 2015 - Saturday

Mostly sunny with an increasing force 1-4 west south-west wind
Numpties:04:50-08:30 Moving were 1 Canada Goose, 2 Common Scoter, 1 Fulmar, 3 Grey Heron, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard, 1 Hobby, 22 Black-headed Gull, 22 Sandwich Tern, 1 Short-eared Owl, 2302 Swift, 189 Swallow, 149 House Martin, 4 Jackdaw, 2 Crossbill, 1 Bee-eater east over Easington at 04:45 and later south over Numpties, and 2 Egyption Geese north at 07:45.
Present were 2 Tufted Duck, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Little Gull, 1 Wheatear, 2 Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Spotted Flycatcher, 1 Siskin and the Red-necked Phalarope on Holderness Pools.

Ringing: 4 Swallow pullus, 6 Great Tit pullus.

Red-necked Phalarope. Daniel Branch

Red-necked Phalarope. Daniel Branch

5th June 2015 - Friday

Bright and sunny with the odd heavy shower in the morning and increasing force 1-3 south-west – westerly wind.
Numpties: 06:00-18:00 Moving were 3 Barnacle goose, 6 Red-breasted Merganser, 6 Gannet, 1 Hobby, 2 first-summer Mediterranean Gull, 13 Sandwich Tern, 14 Auk sp., a Bee-eater on the Wires at Kilnsea Wetlands flew north, 595 Swift, 84 Swallow, 94 House Martin and 1 Flava Wagtail.
Present were the Red-necked Phalarope still at Holderness Fields, 2 Gadwall, 3 Teal, 1 Marsh Harrier, 4 Lapwing,1 Whimbrel, 5 Little Gull, 2 Sand Martin, 30 House Martin, 3 Blackcap, 3 Chiffchaff and 1 Spotted Flycatcher.

Ringing: 1 Blackcap

4th June 2015 - Thursday

Mostly bright and sunny with a force 1-4 north-east-south south-east wind
Numpties – 05:15-08:30, 15:-14:45 Moving were 6 Canada Geese, 1 Hobby, 76 Sandwich Tern, 1 Common Tern, 1 Swift, 25 House Martin and 5 Jackdaw.
Present were 2 Gadwall, 3 Teal, 3 Gannet, 1 Fullmar, 1 Marsh Harrier, 1 Buzzard, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Whimbrel, 3 Little Gull, 8 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Kittiwake, 1 Common Tern, 20 House Martin, 1 Garden Warbler, 1 Siskin, at least 3 Jay, and 1 Coal Tit.
Butterflies- 3 Brown Argus, 150+ Common Blue, 6 Small Heath.

Ringing: 1 Woodpigeon, 4 Dunnock, 1 Robin, 1 Jay.

3rd June 2015 - Wednesday

Long sunny spells with a warm force 4-1 west south-west - northwesterly
Numpties: 05:45-1500 Moving were 47 Brent Geese, 20 Common Scoter, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Hobby, 19 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 3 Sandwich Terns, 143 Swallow, 87 House Martin, 2 Flava Wagtail, 1 Grey Wagtail, 4 Jackdaw and 5 Goldfinch. Present were a Firecrest at the Warren, the Red-necked Phalarope still, 1 pale-bellied Brent Goose, 35 Brent Goose, 2 Gadwall, 2 Marsh Harrier, 3 Curlew Sandpiper, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 1 Greenshank, 4 Little Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 6 Guillemot, 30 Swallow, 20 House Martin, 1 Wheatear, 5 Spotted Flycatcher.

Ringing: 4 Great Tit pullus, 5 Greenfinch (2 pullus)

2nd June 2015 - Tuesday

A wet and very windy day that brightened up later with a force 6 westerly
Numpties: 06:10-09:30 Moving were 9 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 14 Sandwich Tern, 1 Guillemot, 2 Swift, 44 Swallow and 1 Rook. Still Present were the AMERICAN WIGEON and female Wigeon in Well Field and the female Red-necked Phalarope on Holderness Pool, 2 Gadwall, 2 Shoveler, 4 Teal, 13 Grey Plover, 70 Dunlin, 1 Black-tailed Godwit, 26 Bar-tailed Godwit, 20 Sanderling, 19 Curlew, 88 Oystercatcher, 4 Little Gull, 1 Canada Goose, 2 Grey Partridge, 1 Wheatear and 1 Chiffchaff.

Ringing: 5 Blue Tit pullus.

1st June 2015 - Monday

A blustery day with cloudy periods , sunny spells and occasional shower. Force 4-5 south south-westerly winds. Migration/Seawatch, 06:20-11:00, 15:00-15:00
The first-summer American Wigeon was thankfully still around,(after visiting Lincolnshire Sunday afternoon), firstly on Canal Scrape before moving to Well Field. Moving were 10 Brent Goose, 2 Gannet, 28 Knot, 21 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 1 Yellow-legged Gull, 32 Great Black-backed Gull, 30 Swift, 187 Swallow, 13 House Martin and 3 Jackdaw. A female Red-necked Phalarope on Holderness Pools mid afternoon was a nice addition and other birds present consisted 30 Greylag Goose, 10 Brent Goose,1 Wigeon, 1 Gadwall, 1 Gannet, 9 Little Egret, 1 Marsh Harrier, 160 Grey Plover, 2 Little Stint, 1 Great Skua, 4 Little Gull, 1 Stock Dove, 2 Cuckoo, 1 Wheatear, 1 Blackcap, 3 Spotted Flycatcher, and 2 Jay.

Red-necked Phalarope. Adam Hutt

Red-necked Phalarope. Adam Hutt

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