Sightings

Sightings

Tuesday, 04 December 2018

The White-fronted Goose remained with the 7 Whooper Swan at Long bank while in the Kew area a Waxwing and Mealy Redpoll continued the autumn arrivals late into the season while a male Hen Harrier was at Sammys and an unseasonal Ruff at Beacon ponds.

Other migrants were 2 Short-eared Owl, 9 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 50 Blackbird, 4 Song Thrush, 1 Brambling, 2 Bullfinch and 4 Siskin.

Over the sea were 19 Common Scoter, 6 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Gannet, 1 Shag.

 

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Monday, 03 December 2018

A damp chilly start with drizzle on and off in the morning and a F2 SW becoming a cold F3-4 NW wind.

Watches: 0735-1300.

A fantastic day of movement over the sea, brought 1190 Pink-footed Geese and 37 Whooper Swan south past the sea watch hut, but suprisingly few other Wildfowl among them with 14 Teal, 6 Common Scoter, 3 Eider, 25 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Gannet and 1 Shag.

 it was also another day of half decent vis-mig, bringing 7 Stock Dove, 1 Skylark, 13 Tree Sparrow, 3 Alba Wagtail, 14 Meadow Pipit, 3 Rock Pipit, 55 Chaffinch, 2 Brambling, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Linnet, 1 Lesser Redpoll, 18 Goldfinch, 1 Siskin, 2 Corn Bunting, 7 Yellowhammer and 5 Reed Bunting.

Other sightings involved the White-fronted Goose and 7 Whooper Swan at Long bank, 108 Lapwing, 13 Black-tailed Godwit, 270 Redshank, 1 Short-eared Owl, 1 Peregrine and 2 Snow Bunting by the tankblocks.

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  • Some of this weekends work carried out in Churchfield and Kew. Jonnie Fisk.

Sunday, 02 December 2018

Bright and sunny with some periods of drizzle.

Migration Watches: 0725-1045.

There were 4 Waxwing in Easington which were a nice surprise, while the White-fronted Goose and 7 Whooper Swan remain in the Long bank area.

On the move over the sea were 90 Pink-footed Geese, 1 Shelduck, 6 Shoveler, 10 Wigeon, 8 Mallard, 90 Teal, 147 Common Scoter, 42 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 1 Gannet and 2 Auk sp.

Otherwise there were a few migrants still to be seen with 3 Short-eared Owl, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 25 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush and 3 Redwing around the area.

Ringing:  1 Song Thrush, 1 Tree Sparrow.

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  • Waxwing. Mark Cookson.

Saturday, 01 December 2018

Damp and overcast with drizzle and a F2 S-SW wind.

Migration Watches: 0715-1130.

The first day of the working weekend saw work done in Churchfield and the base at Kew for the new Little Tern hut put in place. Little was seen today as observers were busy!

The Taiga Bean Goose returned to the field on Easington straight, best viewed from the Cemetery with a White-fronted Goose and 7 Whooper Swan nearby at Long bank.

On the move over a quiet sea were 6 Pink-footed Geese, 4 Wigeon, 4 Teal, 2 Common Scoter, 54 Red-throated Diver, 1 Gannet, 1 Kittiwake and 2 Auk sp.

Otherwise there were 2 Tawny Owl on Vicars Lane, Short-eared Owl at Easington lagoon and 5 Woodcock in the area while a Toad, Field Vole and Wood Mouse were all recorded in Churchfield.

Just outside the area 7 White-fronted Geese were in roadside fields near Skeffling.

Ringing:  2 Woodcock.

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  • Taiga Bean Goose. Ryan McClarence.

  • White-fronted Goose. Mark Cookson.

Friday, 30 November 2018

Bright clear and sunny with a F4 SW wind.

Migration Watches: 0715-1130.

The nicer conditions allowed for some unseasonal visible migration while the first Grey Partridge for quite a few years was ringed while dazzling.

There was a decent overland movement today for so late again in the season, 30 Lapwing, 9 Stock Dove, 2 Wood Pigeon, 57 Skylark, 4 Starling, 12 Meadow Pipit, 1 Rock Pipit, 12 Tree Sparrow, 58 Chaffinch, 3 Brambling, 22 Greenfinch, 14 Linnet, 33 Goldfinch, 4 Siskin, 3 Corn Bunting, 12 yellowhammer and 23 Reed Bunting.

Migrants 2 Woodcock, 1 Short-eared Owl, 5 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 42 Blackbird, 5 Redwing, 3 Song Thrush and 1 Stonechat.

On the move over a quiet sea were 6 Brent Geese, 38 Pink-footed Geese, 10 Shelduck , 1 Mallard, 24 Teal, 5 Common Scoter, 14 Red-throated Diver, 3 Gannet, 4 Cormorant, 1 Shag, 14 Auk sp and 1 Puffin and also a Caspian Gull over the sea.

The Taiga Bean Goose has joined the Brent Goose flock north west of Sammy’s while at least 2 Hen Harrier are still putting in appearances at Welwick saltmarsh.

Ringing:  1 Woodcock, 1 Grey Partridge, 3 Blackbird, 1 Yellowhammer.

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  • Vis-mig Yellowhammer south past the Warren. Ian Smith. The term Vis-mig was coined as a term for visble migration.

  • Skylark heading south from the 'Numpties' watchpoint at the Warren. Ian Smith.

  • Lapwing on the move heading out over the Humber. Ian Smith.

  • Yellowhammer. Two of the12 that went south today past the Numpties watchpoint. Ian Smith.

Thursday, 29 November 2018

A wild windy day with rain showers throughout and a F6-7 SE-SW wind.

Migration Watches: 0715-1130.

A difficult day for birding and little was seen of note, with most interest at Kilnsea wetlands .

Few migrants seen today in the wind, 1 Woodcock, 1 Goldcrest and 2 Redwing.

On the move over a quiet sea were 7 Wigeon, 49 Teal, 6 Common Scoter, 2 Eider, 2 Red-throated Diver, 8 Gannet, 14 Auk sp and 1 Puffin.

The Kilnsea wetlands area had 7 Whooper Swan, 3 Shoveler, 260 Wigeon, 120 Teal, 2 Little Egret and 74 Lapwing plus an adult Yellow-legged Gull.

Ringing:  1 Blackbird, 1 Redwing.

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Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Wetand windy with a F6 SSE wind.

Watches: 0750-1115.

A change in the wind direction to a more southerly direction brought about a movement of Wildfowl over the sea, but maybe the last chance of a rare Wheatear in the next few days for this autumn? The Taiga Bean Goose was still presnt in its usual area all day with 11 Whooper Swan nearby.

Over the sea, 6 Gadwall, 45 Wigeon, 5 Mallard, 176 Teal, 1 Pintail, 4 Tufted Duck, 8 Scaup, 5 Eider, 20 Common Scoter, 3 Red-throated Diver, 6 Gannet, 3 Kittiwake and 3 Guillemot.

Elsewehere 3 Shoveler, 1 Gadwall, 200 Wigeon, 1 Pintail, 185 Teal were on Kilnsea wetlands with 5 Woodcock in north field and 2 Merlin hunting the few Thrushes that were seen in the poor conditions.

Ringing: 2 Woodcock, 5 Blackbird.

 

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  • Taiga Bean Goose. Jonnie Fisk.

  • Taiga Bean Goose. Jonnie Fisk.

Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Watches: 0720-1100.

The Taiga Bean Goose was still present on Easington straight with the 6 Pink-footed Geese with 8 Whooper Swan nearby.

The sea while again quiet had a few bits of interest, 9 Wigeon, 7 Teal, 22 Common Scoter, 3 Velvet Scoter, 1 Long-tailed Duck, 36 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 7 Gannet, 1 Shag, 9 Kittiwake, 18 Auk sp and a Puffin

Migrants 7 Woodcock, 4 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 2 Goldcrest, 60 Blackbird, 4 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Mistle Thrush plus 8 Chaffinch and 2 Siskin which went south.

Ringing: 3 Woodcock, 9 Blackbird, 8 Goldfinch, 1 House Sparrow.

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  • Taiga Bean Goose with Pink-footed Geese.

Monday, 26 November 2018

Spells of rain till mid-morning with sunny spells and a F2 ENE wind.

Migration Watches: 0725-1100.

There was little change in birds present, but no sign of the Hume’s Warbler today.

The Taiga Bean Goose was still present in fields at the north end of Easington straight, (but best viewed from Easington cemetery) and the Richard’s Pipit was still in the paddocks at Sammy’s. 5 Tundra Bean Geese were also seen today which eventually flew south after arriving in/off.

Migrants were still in decent numbers for so late in the season, 3 Woodcock, 1 Long-eared Owl, 1 Short-eared Owl, 5 Chiffchaff, 10 Goldcrest, 90 Blackbird, 35 Fieldfare, 90 Redwing, 1 Mistle Thrush and 1 Lesser Redpoll.

On the move over a quiet sea were 3 Wigeon, 4 Teal, 30 Common Scoter, 6 Eider, 1 Goosander, 56 Red-throated Diver, 6 Gannet, 11 Cormorant, 2 Kittiwake, 7 Guillemot and 3 Razorbill.

Otherwise 7 Whooper Swan were by long bank and 600+ Brent Geese at Sammy’s.

Ringing:  1 Woodcock, 12 Blackbird, 1 Redwing, 5 House Sparrow, 1 Tree Sparrow, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch.

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  • Teal Ian Smith.

Sunday, 25 November 2018

Overcast with sunny spells in the afternoon and a F2-3 S wind.

Migration Watches: 0720-1030.

Our sixth HUME'S LEAF WARBLER and first since 2009 was a great find in the Crown and Anchor car park late morning, it continued to show on and off all day, even making an appearance in the Obs garden and calling plenty. A sound recording is embeded here, where you can hear the moment that a male Sparrowhawk had an attempt at grabbing it

The Taiga Bean Goose was present all day on Easington straight near the Cemetery with 6 Pink-footed Geese for company. There is much discussion with this bird at the moment and has been since it was found a few days ago. While we don't consider ourselves experts on the complexity of this group, apparently some online observers find the identification of Bean Geese easy. The Richard’s Pipit was still in the paddocks at Sammys with a Hooded Crow just west of the carpark.

Migrants were still decently represented with 2 Woodcock, 2 Short-eared Owl, 6 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 3 Goldcrest, 100 Blackbird, 190 Fieldfare, 35 Redwing, 3 Song Thrush, 1 Black Redstart, 3 Meadow Pipit, 3 Siskin and 1 Mealy Redpoll.

On the move were 12 Whooper Swan (5 juveniles), 7 Teal, 46 Common Scoter, 7 Goldeneye, 34 Red-throated Diver, 1 Great Northern Diver, 2 Gannet, 5 Kittiwake, 3 Little Gull, 2 Great Skua, 17 Auk sp and 1 Little Auk.

Otherwise 3 Whooper Swan (2 Juveniles) were by long bank and 600+ Brent Geese at Sammy’s.

Just outside the area upto 3 Hen Harrier (2 adult male) were at Welwick along with 3 Marsh Harrier and maybe a different Hooded Crow.

Ringing:  6 Goldcrest, 19 Blackbird, 9 House Sparrow.

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  • Hume's Leaf Warbler. Martin Standley.

  • Taiga Bean Goose. Jonnie Fisk.

  • Taiga Bean Goose. Jonnie Fisk.

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