Sightings

Sightings

Sunday, 23 January 2022

Overcast and damp in the chilly F3 South westerly.  Watches: 0800-1030.

Another day of generally mild weather and overall little change bird wise with the White-fronted Goose still on easington stright, 16 Snow Bunting wandering the area, 2 Great Northern Diver over the sea and the WEBS count while unremarkable dug out 2 Jack Snipe, 3 Snipe, a Woodcock and a good total of 3244 Oystercatcher..

Just west of the area a Great White Egret was at Skeffling and 2 Black Brant hybrids in the Brent flock plus a Pale-bellied Brent.

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  • Little Egret and Grey Heron. Hazel Wiseman.

Saturday, 22 January 2022

Frosty start, bright and sunny with a F1 north westerly. Watches: 0745-1645.

It was a busy day working on the seawatch hide as the finishing touches were completed. The days birding highlights were 2 Great Northern Diver and 206 Red-throated Diver over the sea, 19 Snow Bunting in the area and 2 Siberian Chiffchaff at the sewage works.

Other bits of note were 435 Wigeon, 134 Teal, a Pochard, 2 Tufted Duck and 28 Little Grebe around Kilnsea wetlands, a Woodcock in Easington and 5 Stonechat in the area.

Ringing: 1 Great Spotted Woodpecker, 1 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 5 Starling, 1 Dunnock, 5 House Sparrow, 2 Chaffinch.

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  • Stonechat. Harry Appleyard.

  • Snow Hazel Wiseman.

  • Completing the hide. Jonnie Fisk.

  • Steve Exley.

Friday, 21 January 2022

Bright and sunny with a cold F4 north westerly.  Watches: 0750-1010.

It was a nice day all round with a few headline birds about the best being a showy Great Northern Diver on Beacon ponds giving fantastic views and seranading us with its mournful calls. Elsewhere 24 Snow Bunting in the Warren-breach area, a Shorelark flew west at Sammy's (no records last year), 2 Whooper Swan on Easington straight and 2 White-fronted Geese, one of which flew north with ome Pink-feet.

Some other bits of note among the usuals were a Woodcock in Easington, 1 Mistle Thrush at Driftwood and 3 Stonechat.

Ringing: 1 Blackbird, 1 Redwing.

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  • Great Northern Diver. John Hewitt.

  • Great Northern Diver. Hazel Wiseman.

  • Great Northern Diver. Hazel Wiseman.

  • Great Northern Diver. Hazel Wiseman.

  • Great Northern Diver. Hazel Wiseman.

Thursday, 20 January 2022

Sunny, becoming overcast and cool in the F4 north westerly.  Watches: 0750-1005.

Little change overall, the juvenile White-fronted Goose remaining with the 8 Pink-footed Geese on Easington straight.

Over the sea it was 'as usual' quiet with the best being 26 Pink-footed Geese, a Pintsil, 11 Kittiwake and 200 Common Gull, while the Kilnsea wetlands area held 400 Wigeon, 125 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Goldeneye, 25 Little Grebe and 2 Little Egret plus a Short-eared Owl and Little Owl. 

Ringing: 1 Water Rail.

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  • Wigeon. John Hewitt.

  • Dunlin. John Hewitt

  • White-fronted Goose (right) with Pink-footed Geese. John Hewitt.

Wednesday, 19 January 2022

Sunny spells but cool in the F4 north westerly.  Watches: 0750-1220.

The juvenile White-fronted Goose remained on Easington straight with 8 Pink-footed Geese, a Black Redstart was at the gas terminal, 3 Siberian Chiffchaff at the sewage works and 2 Mediterranean Gull flew north over the sea.

The best of the rest were an Eider, a Shag and 11 Kittiwake over the sea and 2 Pochard, 4 Tufted Duck and 2 Goldeneye on Kilnsea wetlands among all the usuals.

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  • Buzzard 'shadowed' by Lapwing. John Hewitt.

  • Mallard. John Hewitt.

Tuesday, 18 January 2022

It was a decent day about the area with a few bits on offer, the best being a juvenile White-fronted Goose on Easington straight with 8 Pink-footed Geese plus 11 Snow Bunting at the breach and a good count of 67 Skylark on Easington straight.

The best of the other sightings mainly came from the Kilnsea wetlands area with 14 Shoveler, 123 Teal, 4 Tufted Duck, 2 Goldeneye, 27 Little Grebe and a Mediterranean Gull.

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  • Mediterranean Gull. Steve Clipperton.

Monday, 17 January 2022

Bright and sunny with a F2 south westerly.  Watches: 0745-1115.

A pleasant day with some decent birding the best being 2 Long-tailed Duck north over the sea, 3 Siberian Chiffchaff again at the sewage works, the 13 Snow Bunting at the breach and a good count of 31 Little Grebe at Beacon ponds.

Other bits of note were 2 Whooper Swan on Easington straight, 2 Pochard, 3 Goldneye and a Short-eared Owl around Kilnsea wetlands and 25 Pink-footed Geese on the move. 

Ringing: 3 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 1 Blue Tit, 4 House Sparrow, 1 Bullfinch, 2 Chaffinch.

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  • Pink-footed Goose. John Hewitt.

Sunday, 16 January 2022

Sunny spells and a F4 south westerly. Watches: 0800-1400. 

Yet again few sightings with the work party still busy around the Warren and Beacon ponds. Huge thanks to everyone for volunteering over the weekend. Bird wise the best of the day were the 13 Snow Bunting at the breach while over the sea 40 Pink-footed Geese, a Shelduck, 1 Tufted Duck and 18 Red-throated Diver. 

Ringing: 2 Fieldfare, 1 Blackbird.

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  • Little Egret and Grey Heron. John Hewitt.

  • Stonechat, John Hewitt.

Saturday, 15 January 2022

Foggy and cloudy with a F4 south westerly. Watches: 0900-1000.

A busy day for the work party at the Warren and at Beacon ponds with so much being achieved. It was nice to see some new faces among the usuals. Thanks for giving up your time to help out.

With eveyone so busy few bits were seen so 10 Shoveler over the sea and 3 Stonechat, 2 Goldcrest, 11 Fieldafre and 3 Redwiing were about the best.

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  • Male Stonechat. John Hewitt.

Friday, 14 January 2022

Sunny but chilly in the F4 south wessterly.  Watches: 0730-1000.

The 13 Snow Bunting again at the breach and 3 Siberian Chiffchaff at the sewage works were the pick of the day. 

Elsewhere 500 Pink-footed Geese, 17 Shoveler, 138 Teal, a Pochard, 1 Tufted Duck, 3 Goldeneye, 28 Little Grebe,12 Black-tailed Godwit and a Short-eared Owl were the best of the Kilnsea wetlands and Sammy's area and a small increase of Thrushes was evident with 71 Blackbird, 61 Fieldfare and 6 Song Thrush.

Ringing: 1 Blackbird.

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  • Snow Bunting. John Hewitt.

  • Snow Bunting. John Hewitt.

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