Went to Paull with Roy on Sunday morning but thick fog so headed north. Walked the set-aside between Hornsea Northcliffe Boat Club and Atwick but only had a few Meadow Pipits.
Went to Barmston this afternoon. Tide coming up and many anglers on the beach so didn’t have much faith and were about leave when the Iceland Gull appeared to come in from behind then flew south over the beach.
First winter Iceland Gull flying over Barmston beach
Lost to view but there were a large number of gulls on the outfall pipe so walked south. One the closest gull but hampered by the fog. Had it for a few minute then it dropped out of view.
First winter Iceland Gull at Barmston in the fog!
Walking back the fog had got so bad we wouldn’t have seen it if it was on the beach anyway.
Decided to head, inland hoping the fog would lessen. Ended up at Tophill Low NR. Only had time to year tick the Willow Tits on D woods feeders.
Willow Tit on D woods feeders
Grey Squirrel below D woods feeders
Martin H had an adult Mediterranean Gull in Decoy field.
Stuart Griffiths struck lucky with Otter at Welton Waters. Also had 12 Goldeneye and Little Grebe but no sign of the Smew which had returned to Far Ings.
Long-tailed Duck stlll at Hornsea Mere this afternoon.