Late report, via Roy Lyon, of a Corncrake found dead and photographed on pavement at Grimston Street, Hull on the morning of 28/8/13 By Pete Minns.
For recent sighting from Hornsea Mere check here.
10/9 Moth total on Tuesday morning again low but brightened up by a nice Sallow and a drabber Pale Mottled Willow , both new for the garden, as well as the 1st autumn Snout [that’s autumn not Autumnal!}.
Pale Mottled Willow
Went to Hornsea Mere with Roy this morning. Good numbers of hirundines over the mere in the cold wet weather. Roy counted 63 Little Gulls and I found an adult winter Mediterranean Gull but no sign of Black Tern or Red and Black-necked Grebes. Whilst checking Kirkholme Point felt cold for the first in many weeks.
Little Gulls on jetty at Hornsea Mere
Independently Mark Robinson re-found the Great White Egret and had 4 Greenshank and a Yellow Wagtail on Kirkholme Point.
Did a sea-watch off Ulrome early afternoon. Murk limited viewing and apart from good counts of Gannet and Fulmar only had an Arctic Skua and a few Kittiwake, Common Scoter and Teal.
Moved to Tophill Low NR. Again good numbers of hirundine and as at Hornsea Mere a noticeable influx of Wigeon and Gadwall. Otherwise little else with no waders today although yesterday Green Sandpiper and Snipe on Watton NR. The best bird was a Grey Wagtail by O reservoir.
Grey Wagtail by O res.
Brian Spence had several sightings of Kingfisher on North Marsh.