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Monday, 25 April 2022

Continuing coolF5 northeasterly, pleasant in the sun in sheltered areas. Watches: 0600-1500.

The best of the day was a Wryneck found in Corner field which proved elusive at times. Migrant numbers were still low with 5 Whimbrel, a Common Sandpiper, 6 Willow Warbler, 16 Chiffchaff, 6 Sedge Warbler, a Grasshopper Warbler, 2 Blackcap, 2 Lesser Whitethroat, 14 Whitethroat, 2 Ring Ouzel, 8 Fieldfare, a Redwing, 3 Song Thrush, a Black Redstart, male Redstart, 2 Wheatear, a Yellow Wagtail and a Brambling.

The Black Brant was again at Long bank and Kilnsea wetlands along with 6 Pale-bellied Brent among a good total of 439 Dark-bellied Brents. Also present were 4 Shoveler, 13 Gadwall, 10 Wigeon, 41 Teal, a Goldeneye, 5 Avocet and a Short-eared Owl.

Ringing: 2 Chiffchaff, 3 Robin, 1 Song Thrush.

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  • Wryneck. James Wilson.

  • Brambling. Thomas Willoughby.

  • Willow Warbler. Hazel Wiseman.

  • Whimbrel. Tony Hull.

  • Yellow Wagtail. Hazel Wiseman.

Sunday, 24 April 2022

There was a nice selection of species on offer during the day, a tatty 2cy Raven wandered the area, the Hoopoe put in another appearance during its elusive stay, a nice male Hawfinch in fruit trees at cliff farm, the Black Brant on long bank with 2 Pale-bellied Brents among the Brent flock and 7 Arctic Tern flew out east. 

While yet again there were no big numbers there was a decent haul of migrants throughout the area with 2 Common Sandpiper, a Greenshank, 5 Willow Warbler, 3 Grasshopper Warbler, 4 Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Ring Ouzel, 8 Fieldfare, 2 Redwing, 4 Song Thrush, a Mislte Thrush, 2 Black Redstart, 6 Wheatear, 4 Yellow Wagtail, a White Wagtail and a Brambling.

Moving were 3 Eider, a Little-ringed Plover, 117 Curlew out east, a Jay, 18 Rook, 45 Carrion Crow, 11 Swallow, 3 Flava Wagtail, 2 White Wagtail, 4 Alba Wagtail, a Brambling, 29 Linnet, 11 Goldfinch and 4 Siskin.

Ringing: 1 Blackcap.

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  • Sparrowhawk. Thomas Willoughby.

  • Black Brant. Thomas Willoughby.

  • Hawfinch. Adam Hutt.

  • Ring Ouzels. Adam Hutt.

Friday, 22 April 2022

Sunny with a cold F4 north easterly. Watches: 0555-1400.

The Hoopoe was refound today at Sammys, but was never settled and later flew down to the triangle before returning back north, but went to ground. 

Other sightings were a Spotted Redshank on Kilnsea wetlands, 2 Ring Ouzel (Kilnsea wetlands and point), 2 Black Redstart (Easington and point), Common Sandpiper on the Humber, 3 Jay wandering the area and 3 Lesser Whitethroat and 2 Brambling.

Not much on the move the best being 2 Marsh Harrier and a Corn Bunting.

Ringing: 1 Magpie, 1 Jay.

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  • Hoopoe. John Hewitt.

Thursday, 21 April 2022

Hazy sunshine again with a cold F4 northeasterly. Watches: 0555-1400.

A HOOPOE was found late in the day on beacon lane flying off towards westmere farm, but no further sign by dusk. There was little change otherwise in migrants the best of those being a Redstart, 1 Ring Ouzel and a Brambling. 

The day aslo saw another 14 Arctic Tern head out east along with 4 Golden Plover, 50 Curlew and 8 Bar-tailed Godwit, while heading south 21 Swallow, 10 Linnet, 18 Goldfinch, 2 Siskin and a Yellowhammer continued the generally stagnant period of passage. Full counts as usual on Trektellen.

Ringing: 2 Starling, 3 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 3 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Goldfinch.

 

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  • Willow Warbler. Paul French. The generally cold greyer tones lacking yellow suggest an 'acredula' race bird.'

  • Willow Warbler. Paul French.

  • Green Hairstreak. Harry Appleyard.

  • Ring Ouzel. Harry Appleyard.

Wednesday, 20 April 2022

Sunny again hazy at times with a F3 north easterly. Wattches: 0955-1800.

It was a similar day to the previous albeit without the good birds thrown in. The easterly wind did bring the first 2 Arctic Tern and single Arctic Skua heading out east from the Humber. The sea did bring the biggest surprise with a pod of 10-15 Bottle-nose Dolphins (with a calf) heading north as did a Manx Shearwater. The sea also had a Fulmar, 34 Curlew out north east and 2 Little Gull. Overland it was quieter with numbers much reduced. Full counts on Trektellen.

Migrant wise the totals were similar with 8 Willow Warbler, the Siberian Chiffchaff still in corner field, 5 Chiffchaff, 6 Blackcap, 11 Whitethroat, 2 Redwing, 3 Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail, a Brambling and 3 Siskin.

Other sightings mainly from the Kilnsea wetlands area included 180 Brent Geese, a male Red-breasted Merganser, 7 Avocet, a Little-ringed Plover, 1 Green Sandpiper, a Greenshank and 1 Short-eared Owl.

Ringing: 1 Starling, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 1 Blackbird, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Robin, 1 Goldfinch.

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  • Little Gull. John Hewitt.

  • Avocet. Tony Hull.

  • Red-breasted Merganser. John Hewitt.

Tuesday, 19 April 2022

Hazy sunshine with a coll F3 north easterly. Watches: 0600-1400.

It was a good day for the vismiggers, not for numbers, but the few good birds thrown in. The best were a BLACK KITE past the Warren and south east out to sea and a RED-RUMPED SWALLOW which eventually flew south. Also moving were 6 Magpie, 21 Jackdaw, 50 Rook, 8 Carrion Crow, 2 Skylark, 2 Sand Martin, 3 Swallow, 4 Fieldfare, 2 Yellow Wagtail, an Alba Wagtail, 11 Meadow Pipit, 7 Chaffinch, 12 Linnet and 8 Goldfinch.

The day also saw the first Cuckoo and Lesser Whitethroat of the year along with a Green Sandpiper, 32 Sand Martin, 15 Swallow, a House Martin, 5 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 3 Sedge Warbler, 8 Blackcap, 17 Whitethroat, a Ring Ouzel, 1 Mistle Thrush, a Redwing, 5 Wheatear, 3 White Wagtail, 2 Brambling and a Siskin.

Ringing: 1 Blackcap, 5 Linnet.

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  • Ring Ouzel. Thomas Willoughby.

  • Cuckoo with friend. Neil Hunt.

  • Little Grebe. Hazel Wiseman.

Monday, 18 April 2022

Sunny spells and hazy sunshine with a cool F3 north easterly. Watches: 0605-1400.

The years first Whinchat was just south of the Warren, a Hawfinch in Easington, there were 4 Ring Ouzel including a showy male on Clubleys and 3 White Wagtails on Easington playing fields. Other totals were 2 Whimbrel, 18 Willow Warbler, 6 Chifchaff, a Sedge Warbler, 10 Blackcap, 5 Whitethroat, 7 Fieldfare, 9 Song Thrush, 16 Wheatear and 4 Yellow Wagtail.

There was again some movement but still a fraction of what would be expected at this time of year, the best being another 188 Curlew heading out north east along with 47 Bar-tailed Godwit, while heading south were a Barnacle Goose, 1 Marsh Harrier, 2 Mediterranean Gull, a Jay u-turned, 7 Rook, 40 Carrion Crow, 4 Sand Martin, 24 Swallow, 5 Flava Wagtail, 2 Alba Wagtail, 3 Chaffinch, 72 Linnet and 11 Goldfinch.

Ringing: 1 Collared Dove, 5 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, 3 Blackcap, 1 Wren, 1 Wheatear, 5 Tree Sparrow, 1 Goldfinch.

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  • Whinchat. Tony Hull.

  • Ring Ouzel. Neil Hunt.

  • Ring Ouzel. Hazel Wiseman.

  • Whinchat. Thomas Willoughby.

Sunday, 17 April 2022

Hazy sunshine with a cold F3 north easterly.  Watches: 0555-1400.

Sightings from the day included the first Grasshopper Warbler of the year at Sammys with a nice male Black Redstart present nearby, a Ring Ouzel along the peninsula, a Siberian Chiffchaff in corner field, the male Pied Flycatcher still at middle camp with other totals of 2 House Martin, 18 Willow Warbler, 12 Chiffchaff, 4 Sedge Warbler, 7 Blackcap, 10 Whitethroat, 5 Fieldfare, 2 Redstart, 8 Wheatear, a Tree Pipit, 1 Brambling and a Siksin.

On the move were a flock of 26 Barnacle Geese , a nice flock of 5 Velvet Scoter, 31 Woodpigeon, 5 Jay, 19 Jackdaw, 21 Rook, 28 Carrion Crow, 6 Sand Martin, 18 Swallow, a Flava Wagtail, 2 White Wagtail, 6 Chaffinch, a Brambling, 36 Linnet, 37 Goldfinch, 3 Siskin and 2 Reed Bunting.

Ringing: 2 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 2 Blackbird, 1 Meadow Pipit, 2 Goldfinch.

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  • Redstart. Thomas Willoughby.

  • Pied Flycatcher. Thomas Willoughby.

  • Siberian Chiffchaff. Thomas Willoughby.

  • Black Redstart. Hazel Wiseman.

Saturday, 16 April 2022

A nice sunny day, cooll in the F3 south easterly.  Watches: 0600-1300.

A slightly better day for the vismiggers but still the wind continues from the wrong direction, but generally similar numbers of migrants though the first Pied Flycatcher, a male was at the narrows along with a Jack Snipe at southfield farm, 25 Willow Warbler, 5 Chiffchaff, 9 Blackcap, 8 Whitethroat, 6 Fieldfare, 4 Wheatear, 2 Brambling and 2 Siskin.

On the move were 116 Curlew out east, 3 Kestrel, 2 Jay, 8 Jackdaw, 6 Rook, 15 Carrion Crow, 2 Skylark, 4 Swallow, 2 Alba Wagtail, 6 Meadow Pipit, 92 Linnet, 18 Goldfinch, 4 Siskin and 14 Yellowhammer.

Other sightings included a Pintail, 45 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck and 2 Red-breasted Merganser in the KIlnsea wetlands area.

Ringing: 2 Jay, 1 Willow Warbler, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Wren, 4 Goldfinch.

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  • Male Wheatear. Hazel Wiseman.

  • Female Wheatear. Hazel Wiseman.

  • Red-breasted Merganser. Tony Hull.

  • Jay. Adam Hutt.

Friday, 15 April 2022

A cloudy start then sunny spells with a F3 south easterly. Watches: 0640-1200.

Decent if unspectacular numbers of migrants remain, a Firecrest and Ring Ouzel at the Point the stand out birds along with 19 Willow Warbler, 12 Chiffchaff, 2 Sedge Warbler, 6 Blackcap, 2 Whitethroat, 10 Fieldfare, 3 Redwing, a Redstart, 6 Wheatear, 2 Yellow Wagtail, a Tree Pipit, 1 Brambling and 2 Siskin. 

It was another poor day for vismig, a Marsh Harrier, 3 Sand Martin, 5 Swallow, 6 Meadow Pipit and 2 Siskin the best!

Ringing: 1 Willow Warbler, 3 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap. 

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  • Firecrest. Thomas Willoughby.

Thursday, 14 April 2022

Sightings from the day included an Osprey over the Humber which caught a fish, the first Tree Pipit of the year heading north, a Woodlark over the visitor centre, a Hawfinch and Spoonbill over Easington with 3 Little-iringed Plover still on KIlnsea wetlands.

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  • Common Whitethroat. Neil Hunt.

  • Willow Warbler. Neil Hunt.

  • Wheatear. Neil Hunt.

  • Spoonbill. Bethan Clyne.

Wednesday, 13 April 2022

It was another good day with some more firsts for the year, an Osprey heading north west and an early Swift making its way south past the Warren, with increases to 7 Whitethroat while other migrants moved on. Totals for the day were 3 Little-ringed Plover on Kilnsea wetlands, a Greenshank, 6 Sand Martin, 10 Swallow, 4 Willow Warbler, 11 Chiffchaff, a Sedge Warbler, 6 Blackcap, a Ring Ouzel, 3 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, 3 Black Redstart, a Redstart, 1 Stonechat, 31 Wheatear, 3 Yellow Wagtail, a White Wagtail, 1 Brambling and 2 Siskin with the Cettis Warbler still singing at the Point.

There was some good movement with a brilliant 'bubbling' of 156 Curlew heading out east and 3 Barnacle Geese (which were colour ringed) tracked down the east coast to Gib point, having been ringed as part of a scheme at Holkham. Aslo moving were a Marsh Harrier, 2 Whimbrel, 17 Sand Martin, 6 Swallow, a Flava Wagtail, 2 Chaffinch, 2 Siskin, a Corn Bunting and 3 Yellowhammer.

The Kilnsea wetlands area held 22 Mute Swan, the Whooper Swan, 2 Red-breasted Merganser, 3 Pintail, 6 Black-tailed Godwit and a Short-eared Owl. 

Ringing: 1 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Redwing, 1 Robin, 1 Bullfinch.

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  • Marsh Harrier. Paul Willoughby.

  • Red-breasted Merganser. Thomas Willoughby.

  • Black Redstart. Bethan Clyne.

  • Common Swift. Neil Hunt.

Tuesday, 12 April 2022

Overcast with a moderate F2 south easterly. 

Spring finally burst into life with an influx of migrants into the area and several firsts for the year with 3 Redstart (warren and sammys), 2 Yellow Wagtail at Kilnsea wetlands, Common Whitethroat in Easington, a House Martin over the visitor centre and 4 Whimbrel. The days other migrant totals included 3 Ring Ouzel, 11 Redwing, 11 Song Thrush, a Stonechat, 4 Black Redstart, a White Wagtail, 32 Wheatear, 10 Blackcap, 21 Willow Warbler and Brambling plius 22 Siskin, 8 Sand Martin and 4 Swallow flew south.

Ringing: 2 Willow Warbler, 2 Chiffchaff, 2 Blackcap, 2 Wheatear, 1 Redstart.

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  • Yellow Wagtail. John Hewitt.

  • Willow Warbler. Bethan Clyne.

  • Wheatear. Bethan Clyne.

  • Redstart. Harry Appleyard.

  • Ring Ouzel. Neil Hunt.

Sunday, 10 April 2022

Sunny start clouding over and a F1 south westerly. Watches: 0630-1015.

There were two firss for the year with a Willow Warbler singing at the potato fields and a Sedge Warbler at Sammys, but still few other back up migrants with a Great White Egret, 8 Chiffchaff, 3 Blackcap, a Goldcrest, 60 Redwing, 4 Song Thrush, 2 Brambling and 2 Siskin.

A trickle of vismig with 34 Curlew out east, 8 Stock Dove, 2 Jackdaw, 24 Rook, a Skylark, 1 Swallow, 6 Alba Wagtail, 2 Chaffinch and a Goldfinch.

Ringing: 1 Chiffhcaff, 1 Blackcap, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Chaffinc, 1 Goldfinch.

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  • Little Grebe. John Hewitt.

Saturday, 09 April 2022

Sunny periods before it cloded over and a cold F1-2 north westerly.  Watches: 0700-1400.

The best of the day was the re-appearance? of the Green Woodpecker in Kilnsea, a Jay at the Warren, the Cetti's Warbler still at the Point and a Black Redstart in the area. There was a scatter of other migrants around the area with 3 Sandwich Tern and a Sand Martin north, 6 Chiffchaff, a Blackcap, 6 Redwing, a Stonechat, 1 White Wagtail, a Brambling and 3 Siskin.

The Whooper Swan remained on Kilnsea wetlands, 385 Brent Geese still hanging on, 24 Shoveler, 4 Pintail, 60 Teal, 2 Tufted Duck and a Goldeneye in the longbank/ Kilnsea wetlands area.

Ringing: 1 Blackcap, 1 Great Tit, 2 Blackbird, 1 Redwing, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Brambling, 3 Goldfinch.

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  • Pintail. John Hewitt.

  • Marsh Harrier. John Hewitt.

Friday, 08 April 2022

Sunny spells with a F2 north westerly. Watches: 0700-1000.

Another day with little change and few migrants the best of which were 2 Sandwich Tern north, a Blackcap, 2 Chiffchaff, 6 Redwing, 2 Stonechat, a Wheatear and 2 White Wagtail.

Elsewhere a Pale-bellied Brent with 350 Brent Geese, the 3 Pink-footed Geese in the triangle and the Whooper Swan on KIlnsea wetlands.

Ringing: 3 Blackbird, 3 Redwing, 1 Great Tit.

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  • Wheatear. Denise Shields.

  • White Wagtail. John Hewitt.

  • Wheatear. John Hewitt.

  • Whooper Swan. John Hewitt.

Thursday, 07 April 2022

Cloudy with showers and a F5 north westerly. Watches: 0955-1515.

There was little change overall the Spoonbill still on long bank marsh and the few migrants still about inculded 2 Chiffchaff, a Blackcap, 2 Black Redstart, 2 Stonechat, a Wheatear, 2 White Wagtail and 3 Siskin.

There was little on the move the best 6 Sandwich Tern over the sea.

Elsewhere a Pale-bellied Brent was with 270 Brents, the Whooper Swan still on KIlnsea wetlands and 3 Pink-footed Geese and 6 Canada Geese in the triangle.

Ringing: 1 Goldfinch, 1 Siskin.

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  • Chiffchaff. Denise Shields.

  • Canada and Greylag Geese. John Hewitt.

  • Pink-footed Geese with Greylags. John Hewitt.

Wednesday, 06 April 2022

Sunny spells with showers and a F4 westerly.  Watches: 0715-0930.

There was no sign of the Spoonbill but the Black Brant reappeared again on the Humber with a Pale-bliied Brent among 520 Brents. The Whooper Swan continued on Kilnsea wetlands and there were a few new migrants about with 2 Wheatear and 2 White Wagtail seen plus a Black Redstart, a Stonechat, 5 Chiffchaff and 2 Brambling. 

On the move were 3 Stock Dove, 47 Jackdaw, 14 Rook, 4 Skylark, 185 Meadow Pipit, 64 Chaffinch, 22 Linnet, 3 Goldfinch and 9 Siskin.

Other sightings oncluded the 3 Pink-footed Geese on Holderness field and 3 Pintail, 2 Tufted Duck, a Goldeneye, 8 Avocet and 9 Black-tailed Godwit in the Kilnsea wetlands area.

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  • White Wagtails. Colin Bushell.

  • Wheatear. Colin Bushell.

Tuesday, 05 April 2022

A mild day with sunny spells and a F4-5 westerly.  Watches: 0655-1000.

Not much change overall with the Spoonbill still on long bank marsh and the Whooper Swan still on Kilnsea wetlands with this area also having 3 Pintail, 382 Redshank, 11 Black-tailed Godwit and 8 Avocet..

The best of todays action was a Hawfinch at the Warren that flew off north and a Great Northern Diver heading north over the sea, but little else was on the move.. 

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  • Stonechat. Martin Standley.

  • Spoonbill. Denise Shields.

Monday, 04 April 2022

Sunny spells and a F4 westerly.  Watches: 0655-1000.

The Spoonbill remained on long bank marsh and two firsts for the year were a Swallow on canal scrape and Blackcap in Easington were the best of the day which also saw a Pale-bellied Brent among 268 Brents on Kilnsea wetlands where the Whooper Swan was still present. 

Elsewhere some movement overland with 11 Jackdaw, 5 Rook, 3 Carrion Crow, 3 Alba Wagtail, 18 Chaffinch, 9 Linnet and 2 Goldfinch with a Manx Shearwater blogging over the sea. Full counts on Trektellen.

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  • Brambling. Colin Bushell.

  • Spoonbill. Martin Standley.

Sunday, 03 April 2022

A mild sunny day despite the cool F3 north westerly.

The Spoonbill remained on Long bank finding plenty to eat while a locally rare Green Woodpecker was feeding on the ground around canal scrape with some Mallard and a Little Egret for company.

Other sightings were a Jack Snipe on Clubleys, the male 'rubicola' Stonechat in the triangle, 15 Avovet on Beacon ponds, a Snow Bunting north over the Warren and a few Black Redstarts still about.

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  • Black Redstart. Neil Hunt.

  • Spoonbill. Neil Hunt.

  • Whooper Swan. Neil Hunt.

  • Rubicola Stonechat. Colin Bushell.

Saturday, 02 April 2022

The best fo the days action saw a Glaucous Gull fly north and a Great Northern Diver head west up the Humber, A nice male 'rubicola' Stonechat was the best of any migrants which included 5 Black Redstart, 3 Stonechat, 6 Chiffchaff and a Brambling.

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  • Blue Tit. Tony Broom.

  • Glaucous Gull. Harry Appleyard.

  • Rubicola Stonechat. Thomas Willoughby.

Friday, 01 April 2022

It was aquiet day with few observers about, but still a good total of 7 Black Redstart was returned with 3 still around Southfield farm. Other migrants seen were a Woodcock, 5 Chiffhchaff and 2 Stonechat with the Whooper Swan still on KIlnsea wetlands and the 3 Pink-footed Geese again in the triangle.

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  • Black Redstart. John Rose.

Wednesday, 30 March 2022

Overcast with rain from mid morning and cold in the increasing F2 SE to F4/5 north easterly. Watches: 0700-0900, 1240-1640.

The day saw few observers out and about being cold and wet, and overall very few migrants were seen the best of those being 3 Black Redstart plus a Wheatear and a White Wagtail with 17 Pied Wagtail in the triangle, 51 Redwing, 4 Chiffchaff and a Brambling.

There was very litlle over the sea a close in Minke Whale the best of the sightings.

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  • Pied Wagtail. Neil Hunt.

  • Black Redstart. Tony Hull.

  • Wheatear. Neil Hunt.

Tuesday, 29 March 2022

Overcast with light rain showers and a F2 southerly. Watches: 0650-1005.

Migrant wise there was still a small scattering over the area with totals of 2 Woodcock, 5 Chiffchaff, 10 Blackbird, 4 Fieldfare, 137 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, 8 Black Redstart, a Wheatear, 16 Pied Wagtail, a White Wagtail, 12 Chaffinch, 4 Brambling and a Siskin with at least 1 Siberian Chiffchaff still at the sewage works.

There was very little over the sea the best 127 Common Scoter and a Black-throated Diver

Sightings from the Kilnsea wetlands area included the Whooper Swan, 22 Shoveler, 12 Gadwall, 2 Tufted duck, a Goldeneye, 6 Little Egret and 7 Black-tailed Godwit. A Pale-bellied Brent was on the Humber and 3 Pink-footed Geese in well field.

Ringing: 7 Blackbird, 18 Redwing, 1 Robin, 1 Great Tit, 2 Chiffchaff, 4 House Sparrow, 1 Brambling, 1 Chaffinch, 2 Linnet, 3 Goldfinch, 2 Greenfinch, 1 Reed Bunting. (43 of 12 species).

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Monday, 28 March 2022

Overcast start with sunny periods later and a light F2 south easterly. Watches: 0700-1000.

There was little diversity on the migrant front but some decent totals the best being the 11 Black Redstart (Sammys, sandy beaches, 5 southfield farm. 4 Point) plus 2 Wheatear, 10 Chiffchaff and 3 Goldcrest. The Cetti's Warbler at the Point was still pressnt and while thougtht to be last years bird, it was apparently confirmed from sonograms of the last 2 years, as each male has a distint song pattern.

It was another day with very little on the move, a Shelduck, 2 Teal, a Tufted Duck, 24 Common Scoter, 3 Red-throated Diver, 11 Cormorant, 9 Jackdaw. 6 Rook, 3 Alba Wagtail and 3 Yellowhammer were about the best.

Ringing: 2 Redwing, 1 Chiffhcaff, 2 Chaffinch, 1 Bullfinch.

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  • Black Redstart. Harry Appleyard.

  • Black Redstarts. Harry Appleyard.

  • Wheatear. Harry Appleyard.

Friday, 25 March 2022

A warm sunny day with a F1 south easterly. Watches: 0630-1015.

The trickle of migrants arriving and departing through the area continues with today seeing 4 Black Redstart, a Hooded Crow and another 340 Redwing plus 3 Woodcock, 2 Snipe, the Cetti's Warbler, 9 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, the male Ring Ouzel, a Fieldfare, 3 Brambling and 5 Siskin.

It was another day of quiet vismig the best being a Sparrowhawk, 2 Common Buzzard, 52 Black;headed Gull, a great count of 40 Magpie, 12 Rook and a Corn Bunting. Full counts on Trektellen.

The Whooper Swan remained on KIlnsea wetlands area along with 2 Tufted Duck, a Goldeneye and 2 Short-eared Owl.

Ringing: 5 Redwing, 3 Blackbird, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 4 Chaffinch, 2 Goldfinch, 3 Siskin. 

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  • Black Redstart. Thomas Willoughby.

  • Short-eared Owl. Thomas Willoughby.

  • Ring Ouzel. Neil Hunt.

  • Hooded Crow. Steve Exley.

Thursday, 24 March 2022

A misty start gave way to a lovely sunny day with a light F1 south easterly. Watches: 0645-1015.

There was a big increase in grounded migrants, mainly Thrushes which headed off north west. Totals for the day comprised of 765 Redwing, the male Ring Ouzel still in Clubleys, 3 Black Redstart (inc a male), 4 Woodcock, 3 Jack Snipe, a Cetti's Warbler again at the Point, 9 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, 32 Blackbird, 17 Fieldfare, 3 Song Thrush, 31 Chaffinch, 2 Brambling, 2 Redpoll and 18 Siskin.

Apart from the Thrushes there was little on the move with just 22 Jackdaw, 11 Rook, 7 Carrion Crow, 2 Alba Wagtail, 2 Meadow Pipit, 1 Chaffinch, 2 Siskin and 2 Reed Bunting.

Elsewhere the Black Brant was at Sammys with a Pale-bellied Brent and 523 Brent Geese, the Whooper Swan On Kilnsea wetlands, a Spotted Redshank over the Humber and a Kingfisher in Corner field.

Ringing: 6 Blackbird, 1 Wren, 1 Blue Tit, 1 Starling, 1 Tree Sparrow, 3 Chaffinch, 1 Goldfinch, 7 Siskin, 1 Linnet, 2 Reed Bunting.

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  • Brambling. Jonnie Fisk.

  • Fieldfare. Brian Walker.

  • Weasel. Dave Constantine.

  • Chiffchaff. Neil Hunt.

Wednesday, 23 March 2022

Misty/foggy start clearing to a lovely sunny day with a F2 south easterly. Watches: 0700-0900.

The day was similar to the previous with a small scatter of migrants around the area, a Firecrest around Kew, the male Ring Ouzel again on Clubleys along with 10 Chiffchaff, 2 Goldcrest, 12 Blackbird, 6 Redwing, 10 Chaffinch, 3 Brambling and 4 Siskin plus the Black Redstart again at the gas terminal.

Around the Kilnsea wetlands area were a Whooper Swan, 19 Shoveler, 13 Gadwall, 5 Avocet, 37 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Red-legged Partridge and a Short-eared Owl.

Ringing: 2 Redwing, 1 Song Thrush, 1 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 1 Firecrest, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Chaffinch, 2 Greenfinch, 1 Siskin.

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  • Siskin. Paul Willoughby.

  • Firecrest. Paul Willoughby.

Tuesday, 22 March 2022

Hazy sunshine with a F2 south easterly. Watches: 0645-1015.

There was a decent scatter of migrants around the area, the male Ring Ouzel again on Clubley's. a Cetti's Warbler singing at the Point, another good count of 15 Chiffchaff, 3 Goldcrest, 1750 Starling, 22 Blackbird, 8 Song Thrush, 25 Chaffinch, a Brambling and 6 Siskin.

It was hard work for the vismiggers with just 7 Jackdaw, 6 Rook, 3 Crow, 240 Starling, 6 Alba Wagtail, 6 Chaffinch, 4 Linnet and 2 Goldfinch.

The usual good birding around the Kilnsea wetlands area recorded a Pale-bellied Brent, 1 Whooper Swan, 33 Shoveler, 229 Wigeon, 53 Black-atiled Godwit, 2 Ruff and a Short-eared Owl.

Ringing: 1 Starling, 1 Great Tit, 1 Chiffchaff, 1 Goldcrest, 4 House Sparrow, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Siskin.

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  • Cormorant. Tony Hull.

  • Short-eared Owl. Colin Bushell.

  • Comma. Colin Bushell.

Monday, 21 March 2022

Sunny spells with a F2 easterly.  Watches: 0640-1400.

Overall little change but the first male Ring Ouzel of the spring came in/off settling in the triangle with a Ruff, 2 Woodcock, a White Wagtail, 7 Chiffchaff, a Goldcrest, 2200 Starling, 13 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, a Stonechat and 2 Brambling as back up, along with the usual Black Redstart at the gas terminal.

The best of the sea was an Iceland Gull heading south while overland a Great Spotted Woodpecker, 14 Jackdaw, 3 Rook, 3 Carrion Crow, 495 Starling, 3 Alba Wagtail and 15 Siskin were a poor return.

Elsewhere the Whooper Swan on Easington straight and 6 Avocet and 56 Black-tailed Godwit on Kilnsea wetlands.

Just outside the area the Black Brant was at Skeffling along with a Pale-bellied Brent among 338 Brent Geese.

Ringing: 2 REdwing, 1 Blackbird, 1 Robin, 1 Chaffinch, 1 Greenfinch, 1 Goldfinch, 2 Siskin.

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  • Ring Ouzel. Colin Bushell.

  • Black Brant and Pale-bellied Brent with the Brent flock. Colin Bushell.

  • Grass Snake. Colin Bushell.

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