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Quieter day but a new moth.

16/10 Received news via NP that a Great Grey Shrike had been photographed on Wednesday from the disused railway south of Swine so headed that way with RL this morning. Fortunately met a dog walker along Hornsea Trail who had actually seen the photograph and was able to show us exactly where it had been seen. No sign this morning though. However still nice to see good numbers of Yellowhammers and Skylarks as well as Redwing sat out rather then just in flight.

Redwing Swine 161014a RL


From there went to Hornsea NCBY, one of our migration hotspots. Plenty of Robins by the caravan park but the only obvious migrant was a Reed Warbler. Walking the ditch north of Atwick Gap RL flushed a micro moth. Got it in my bins but not immediately able to ID. Went for my camera but lost track of it. Didn’t need to worry though as we later flushed several more and managed to get a few shots good enough to ID. Looked to be one of the Udea genera and later confirmed as Rusty-dot Pearl Udea ferrugalis , a common migrant particularly on the coast. New moth for me.


Rusty-dot Pearl Udea ferrugalis

I continued on the Atwick while RL drove round. Checked the fields to the north of Cliff Road where we used to get Jack Snipes before it had been “improved”. This field has always been good for Stonechat and didn’t let me down today with a nice male.


male Stonechat-Atwick

Finished at another one of our hotspots, Atwick churchyard. On arrival it was obvious, as on the coast, that there were a lot of Goldcrest which gave hope for something better. However the only migrants found were a female Blackcap, a Chiffchaff and a Willow Warbler. However the Chiffchaff looked very drab but didn’t get enough on it to confirm it as Siberian. The Willow Warbler was also quite grey suggesting a true northern migrant. Had a few fleeting glimpses of Yellow-browed Warbler-type bird but never confirmed.

Not surprisingly as elsewhere in the country the Grey Phalaropes had disappeared overnight at Hornsea Mere but the 3 Slavonian Grebes, Red-necked Grebe and a Little Gull were still off Kirkholme Point as well as a female Scaup which I’ve yet to connect with. The Velvet Scoter wasn’t reported which may suggest it wasn’t the returning bird from last winter although it did prove elusive earlier this year so my still be around. For more from Hornsea area check here.

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Two new birds for Paull

8/3 A juvenile Iceland Gull was found by Simon Brebner on Saturday morning at Paull Holme Strays.


Iw Iceland Gull-Paull Holme Strays-Simon Brebner

RL and ML managed to twitch it that afternoon and interestingly had a second immature Iceland Gull flying over Hedon Road towards Alexander Dock on the way. Graham Catley had seen a first winter Iceland Gull at Hull Docks a few weeks back.

10/3 Went to Paull with RL on Monday afternoon. The Iceland Gull was still on the flats off the western inlet of the Strays [Paull tick no.1] . Was quite settled and we were able to creep to the end of the flood bank with out flushing it so getting some reasonable photos, despite my battery failing after a few shots.


1w Iceland Gull-Paull Sands

However a non-birder oblivious to our mission brazenly walked past RL and flushed it. However it only flew a short distance onto the Strays proper.

Finished the day at Hornsea Mere where we had the nine Scaup again.

11/3 Went to High Eske NR on Tuesday afternoon. Highlights were a singing Chiffchaff, a drake Goosander at dusk and the regular Barn Owl over Pulfin NR. More of a ‘lowlight’ was two Mink that climbed out of the river and walked across the causeway in front of me, into the borrow pit. My first sighting for a few years and worrying for Richard Hampshire who seems to be controlling the species further up the river at Tophill Low NR.

Returned on Friday evening when I had a least nine Little Egrets flying in to roost. Again couldn’t locate the roost and have come to the conclusion that they must roost in trees out of sight west of pit. May have missed a few while looking for the roost including any coming from the south so the twelve reported a few week back may be regular.

12/3 Went to Welton Waters on Wednesday afternoon. Duck numbers were up with 47 Tufted Duck and 18 Goldeneye, split between Brough Angling Complex and “watersports pit”. No Chiffchaff along Common Lane but Pete Scott had two this Saturday. My habit of returning to Brough airfield marsh at dusk finally paid off with a close Short-eared Owl and a female Marsh Harrier coming in to roost.


Short-eared Owl-Brough airfield marsh

15/3 Went to Hornsea Mere with ML and RL on Saturday afternoon. Nothing from HVWG hide except the assumed escaped Red-crested Pochard so went to Paull. Started at Saltend where Simon Brebner had seen 122 Avocets on Friday but none for us. However while counting the other waders and Shelduck a passing dog-walker called out “look behind you” and there was a very low Red Kite [Paull tick no.2]. RL and I fired off a few quick shots.

Red Kite Saltend  150314 RL+

Red Kite-Paull-RL

ML had stayed in his car but fortunately had seen it independently. Even tried whistling to get our attention despite the strong wind!

Went to the old lighthouses to count the waders on Paull Holme Strays and Sands. Totals were:- Turnstone 29, Bar-tailed Godwit 2, Shelduck 74, Ringed Plover 5,  Sanderling 17, Dunlin 620, Grey Plover 720, Oystercatcher 5, Golden Plover 1900, Avocet 9, Wigeon 53, Little Egret 2 and Curlew 27. I also had a Peregrine repeatedly putting up the waders on Paull Sands.

16/3 Again on Sunday morning had nothing from HVWG hide at Hornsea Mere except the Red-crested Pochard but Geoff Dobbs fared better from the south side starting with Cetti’s Warbler in 1st field then Long-tailed Duck, Black-necked Grebe and redhead Smew. The Velvet Scoter and 4 Scaup were seen in the afternoon. More from the mere here.

RL and I fared little better on the sea between Atwick and Barmston with only a few Red-throated Divers, Great Crested Grebes and Guillemots, although I did have a Kittiwake off Ulrome. Again no sign of the Kumlien’s Gull at Barmston but did have notable 50 Oystercatchers. Also had a Comma butterfly while looking for migrants at Atwick.

For my recent moth trapping in  Cottingham check here.

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Goodbye Pectoral Sandpiper?

5/10 On Saturday afternoon went for my 4th [and last?] view of the Swinemoor juvenile Pectoral Sandpiper found a week ago. As before it was on it’s favoured pool just south east of the humpback bridge, accompanied by the usual Ruff. Again both stupidly approachable. Nearly flushed by a dog but by luck [or decency on the part of it’s owner]  it decided not to run through the water.


Pectoral Sandpiper and Ruff-Swinemoor


Pectoral Sandpiper-Swinemoor-4/10/13 

The other remaining pool further north which had held the Ruff and Dunlin on Sunday was nearly dry.


Nettle-tap-Anthophilia fabriciana-Swinemoor-4/10/13

Moved to High Eske NR. Walked directly to Leven Canal in hope of owls and other birds of prey but nothing doing.  Timed my return south so that having completed the circuit of High Eske would be in place to see any waders arriving to roost. However despite Tim Cowley reporting both waders missing to the south neither arrived. Also no reports of either roosting further north at Tophill Low NR during the week.

The wildfowl numbers were approaching winter numbers including 400+ Greylags but nothing unusual yet.

6/10 Went to Tophill Low NR with ML and RL on Sunday morning. A Great White Egret was seen earlier over North Marsh by, among others, Dave Tucker who’d also struck lucky with an Otter. The Egret was seen again late morning.

Joined JH in car park hide. 11 Pintails on the reservoir. Walked south to Watton NR. Still a good number of Migrant Hawkers and Common Darters on the wing, as well as a few Speckled Woods.

Migrant Hawker

Migrant Hawker

Met Geoff Barker as we approached the hide and were assured there was nothing of interest. However on immediately opening the flaps 12 Pink-footed Geese were seen with the Greylags then while trying for a Garganey, among the Teal, I found a Jack Snipe bobbing at the back.


Pink-footed Geese-Watton NR


Jack Snipe-Watton NR

Also another 3 Pintail and 2 late Swallows. While we were in the hide RL was on the opposite side of Barmston Drain with Hull Daily Mail photographer Kate Woolhouse. He had done an interview with Hull Daily Mail’s James Campbell about HVWG’s concerns regarding the sale of Watton Nature Reserve, during the week. For details on the sale check here.


RL with Kate Woolhouse on Watton NR

Moved to Atwick this afternoon for a look for migrants but the only thing of notes was Harlequin Ladybird I found on JH’s car’s bonnet as he pulled up. A first for RL.


Harlequin Ladybird-Atwick

Moved to Far Grange which was also quiet but had a Kingfisher at The Lakes which was good for the site.


Pair of Migrants Hawkers-The Lakes at Far Grange


The regular “Heinz” Goose-Far Grange

Did a sea watch from the east end of Far Grange golf course but only a Red-throated Diver and a juvenile Gannet of interest.

Both Richard Jennings and Tim Cowley had only the Ruff on Swinemoor this morning. Richard also had an interesting pale Buzzard over Leven Carrs but thought only Common. I am not working this week so should get a chance to look for it.


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Insects taking over?

28/5 Went to High Eske last Tuesday. As expected at this time of year it was pretty quiet but good to see the Oystercatchers with 2 robust chicks and a pair of Common Terns were nesting on the main island. A Little Ringed Plover was still hanging around although no sign of any breeding activity. Didn’t do Swinemoor as Roy and Martin L had already been where they had 3 Tundra Ringed Plover, 2 Little Ringed Plover and 4 Redshank. At Bewholme Hall they had 2 Little Ringed Plover. 30/5 On Thursday had a good walk round the Drewton Estate. Best thing was a Red Kite low over Keeper’s Lodge although didn’t hang around long enough for me to get the camera out. Also at least 4 Common Buzzards although the small stuff wasn’t too apparent. DSCN7329

Male Grey Wagtail-Weedley Springs

31/5 Went to Paull with Roy and Martin L on Friday morning. Unfortunalely missed the tide but had c45 Ringed Plover and a Dunlin on Paull Sands. DSCN7516

Ringed Plover and Dunlin-Paull Sands

Also 2 Little Egrets in flight over the Strays. Went round to the Strays car park. Surprised to see a Whooper Swan in the fence off area [John Ward had 3 fly from Sunk Island to Paull late Monday evening]. Image

Whooper Swan-Paull Holme Strays-R.Lyon

Also a Whimbel. Image 1

Four Spotted Chaser-Paull Holme Strays

Late afternoon had a walk in Cottingham to Oppy Wood. Little of significance bird wise although good to hear several Willow Warbler, Chiffchaff and Blackcap. Also a Sedge Warbler singing in a ditch off Dunswell Road. However with the temperture well up I had plenty of insects including micro moths. DSCN7589 Helophilus pendulus-Cottingham.

1/6 Back at High Eske NR on Saturday afternoon. Good to see the Common Tern still sitting and a least one Oystercatcher chick. The resident female Goldeneye still had an escort.


Goldeneye-High Eske NR

A pair of Marsh Harriers were displaying over Pulfin NR. At least 3 male and one female Cuckoo in the area. DSCN7620

Leucozona leucorum-High Eske NR

DSCN7630      Nettle Weevil-High Eske NRDSCN7624

Azure Damselfly-High Eske NR

DSCN7633   2/6 Went to Paull with Roy on Sunday morning. Started at Saltend. Tide still well out so very few waders but had a Peregrine over. The Whooper Swan was still on the Strays and on Paull Sands were 2 Little Egrets, Bar-tailed Godwit and Avocet as well as good numbers of Curlew and Shelduck. Went to Swinemoor to see a drake Garganey reported to me by Richard Jennings then on to Bewholme Hall where we had 2 Ringed Plover and an Oystercatcher. DSCN7664

Drake Garganey-Swinemoor


Reed Bunting-Swinemoor

Finished the day with a sea-watch off Atwick. Highlight was a Great Skua. Also 8 Sandwich Terns, 8 Fulmar, numerous Kittiwake and 5 Common Scoter drifting north close inshore. Sand Martin Atwick 020613 Leo

Sand Martin-Atwick-R.Lyon

3/6 Went to Tophill Low NR on Monday afternoon. DSCN7684

Celypha lacunana-Tophill Low NR

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Chrysolina polita-Tophill Low NR

Had 2 of 3 Little Egrets lingering on Watton NR. DSCN7696

Little Egret-Watton NR

Also a pair of Common Terns lingering but no sign yet of nesting. One Little Ringed Plover there with 3 on South Marsh East but again no sign of nesting. A few Marsh Harriers still around the site. The best thing was my [and likely the sites] first Wall Brown for the year, at East Pond. DSCN7706

Wall Brown-Tophill Low NR

Getting in found a male Golden Oriole had been present on in Burton Bushes on Beverley Westwood for 2 days. Found by Ivan Nethercote and confirmed by Geoff Dobbs this evening. Unfortunately it stopped singing as soon as the news got out. Spend an hour forlornly listening with Roy, Stuart Griffiths and Lee Johnson, joined by Stuart Noble and Steve Webb as we were giving up. Again saw no Spotted Flycatchers but at least one pair of Great Spotted Woodpecker and a pair of Mistle Thrush in the area.

4/6 Burton Bushes checked with out luck by at least Roy and Richard Willison early Wednesday morning. A Great White Egret spent the morning at Hornsea Mere in a tree viewable from Kirkholme Point. Stayed long enough for Roy and Martin L but flew toward the west end early afternoon. As I’ve seen 2 there already I wasn’t tempted to go looking for it. Richard Jennings had the drake Garganey on Swinemoor again this evening.

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‘start of spring.

9/4 On Tuesday Barry Warrington had 12 Waxwings in Hull feeding near Mr Chu’s on St Andrews Quay.

Click here for news from Figham Common.

10/4 Drake Smew still at Welton Waters on Brough Angling Complex on Wednesday.

11/4 Clouded Drab on Thursday was my first moth in the trap for 2013.

Clouded Drab-Cottingham

Went to Hornsea Mere with Martin and Roy this morning. Had a 7 Sand Martin, our first for the year, but no sign of the Long-tailed Duck around the jetties.

Walked the cliff top north of Hornsea Northcliff Boat Club. Found a male on the cliff face.


Male Black Redstart-Atwick

Had a Little Ringed Plover at Bewholme Hall.
Went to Tophill Low NR this afternoon. The drake Ring-necked Duck was back on D reservoir. Also an immature Little Gull. Walked to Hempholme Meadows where a few pipits,, including a possible Scandinavian Rock Pipit had been seen earlier but no sign. Walking back along the straight road had a 1st winter Mediterranean Gull in flight.

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1st winter Mediterranean Gull-Tophill Low NR-R.Lyon

As we were about to leave Roy had some birds in the pines above the members hut. I still had my bins and found them to be 7 Crossbills.


Male Crossbill-Tophill Low NR

The Red-necked Grebe was still on O reservoir.

12/4 For news from Tophill Low NR on Friday check here.

13/4 Had a good number of Small Tortoiseshells and a Peacock butterfly in Cottingham in the warmer weather on Saturday morning but coolled off later.

Went to High Eske NR this afternoon. Had 100+ Fieldfare with a few Redwings at Eske Manor. Had a my first Swallows and House Martin with good numbers of Sand Martin. Wildfowl were down with only 10’s of Wigeon and Mallard but still 165+ Teal between Pulfin NR and Leven Carrs scrape. Also a pair of Pintail on the latter site. The 4 Whoopers Swans were still on Arram Carrs but very distant with c20 Mute Swan. No sign of the Eurasian White-fronted Geese, last reported on Sunday.

Intended doing Swinemoor but started raining.

White Wagtail at Hornsea Mere on Kirkholme Point.

Common Swift reported at Tophill Low NR.

Kumlien’s Gull still at Barmston.

14/4 Did Hornsea Mere with Roy and John on Sunday morning. Hard work in the strong wind.

Had a female Merlin flying north over Atwick cliff-top. Walked the fields between there and Hornsea and were rewarded with our first 2 Northern Wheatears.

Went to Tophill Low NR this afternoon. The Ring-necked Duck was still on D reservoir. Also good numbers of hirundines over. A few Yellow Wagtails on the straight so went with Roy to get pictures.


Yellow Wagtail-Tophill Low NR

Up to 7 were seen by early evening. Had 2 Little Egrets briefly on Hempholme Meadows. Had our first Willow Warbler singing as we walked back through the woods.

D woods-Tophill Low NR

The Red-necked Grebe was still on O reservoir.

Great Northern Diver flew south past Barmston.

For new from Bransholme SW check here.

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That b….y gull again!

31/1 Roy and Martin L had 180 Goldeneye and a Common Buzzard at Hornsea Mere on Thursday.

Nearby at The Lakes, Far Grange Skipsea were 2 Pink-footed Geese with 410 Greylag and 14 Canada Geese.

They had the juvenile Kumlien’s Gull again at Barmston below the car park as well as a Shag over the sea, a rare bird south of Flamborough Head.


Juvenile Kumlien’s Gull-Barmston-M.Lonsdale.

Shag Barmston 310113 Leo

Shag over the sea-Barmston-R.Lyon.

Regarded Kumliens Barmston 310113 Leo

Juvenile Kumlien’s Gull over the sea-Barmston-R.Lyon.

For more Barmston news check here for James’ January summary.

Also on the sea between there and Atwick they had 32 Red-throated Diver and 15 Great Crested Grebe.

Check here for the latest from Tophill Low NR.

1/2 Juvenile Kumlien’s Gull again at Barmston early Friday afternoon on the beach off the caravan park.

Eric Clubley had the 2 drake Smew back on Brough Angling Complex, Welton Waters.

Dave Tucker had a Green Woodpecker at Springhead GC, Willerby/Hull.

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Hornsea Mere and Atwick

17/1 Had a pair of Coal Tit in the garden on Thursday morning.


Blackbird in the back garden.

Went to Hornsea Mere with Roy and Martin L late Thursday morning. The lake was well frozen but still some open water.


Clouds over Hornsea Mere.

Picked out the female Velvet Scoter diving to the west of Swan Island. Later it climbed onto the ice and went for a walk presumably looking for more open water but eventually gave up and went back the way it came.


Female Velvet Scoter on ice-Hornsea Mere

Went round to Kirkholme Point and had a Rock Pipit briefly.

Walked the cliff top from Hornsea NCBC to Atwick. For a change had a good number of birds with 100 Redwing, 2 Song Thrush, 4 Fieldfare, 30 Meadow Pipit, 5 Reed Bunting, Yellowhammer and 6 Skylark. Roy and Martin did the fields further north but had little to add.


Redwing-Atwick cliff top.

Bloody cold day and we all had feet like blocks of ice. Possibility of more snow tomorrow and no sign of warmer weather before mid February. Not looking forward to returning to work next week!

The Iceland/Kumliem’s Gull was still at Barmston this afternoon north of the car park and the Water Rail was seen again this in a drain.

Check James’ blog for interesting sightings on Wansford Carrs.

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Hornsea Mere and Atwick

New Years day, following a report of a female Velvet Scoter by Mark Robinson headed to Hornsea Mere with Roy. Struggled initially until joined by Mark in 2nd field who picked up the Scoter close to the north side under the “cormorant trees”.


Looking for the Velvet Scoter on Hornsea Mere.

Constantly diving and mobile but we both eventually were happy with views. of what was a site tick for both of us. Presumably the bird seen late last year. Mark had also had a Marsh Harrier earlier.

Mike Jackson had had a flock of Snow Buntings north of Atwick a few time since Christmas although Mark hadn’t manage to see them. Headed to Atwick. Had the birds distantly about 1/2 mile north of the caravan park but didn’t see them again by the time we reached Low Skirlington so stopped to look at the sea. Had 93 Red-throated Diver, female Goldeneye and Guillemot. Just as we were about to head back south I saw the Snow Buntings flying south over the beach. Had reasonable views on the cliff face then the beach then they disappeared again.

Snow Buntings Atwick Skipsea Beach 010113 Leo

Snow Bunting on Atwick beach-Roy Lyon.

Didn’t see them on the way back so presumably they’d got back north.

Finished the day in Hornsea Mere hide.

Well that’s not a bad start, hopefully more to come. Forecast to get milder and drier 2nd half of the week so hopefully work-load will allow me to get out.

Check Stuart’s blog for New Years day at Swinemoor and High Eske NR.

Check Tophill Low NR blog for today’s highlights.

Check here for recent sightings at Oak Road, Hull.

Check The Wold Ranger for today at Wilfholme Landing.

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End week of “British Birding Time”.

23/10 Headed to Atwick Tuesday afternoon in the hope of migrants. Started at the church but seemed quiet so went to the coast and walked south. Thick fog so couldn’t see anything on the sea. Large flocks of Redwing and Fieldfare on the cliff face but couldn’t pick out any Ring Ouzels. Interesting find of two Corn Buntings in the set-aside near Hornsea North Cliff Boat club. Checked the bushes nearby which have in the past been productive for chats but nothing except for 2 Reed Buntings. Flock of Goldcrest by the slipway but, apart from an interestingly dark Chiffchaff that didn’t hang around to be scrutinised, nothing else. Walked back along the beach but added nothing to the list.

The rapidly eroding Atwick cliffs in the mist.
Went to High Eske late afternoon. No sign of the Smew {Richard Jennings saw it on Sunday as well as a Lesser Redpoll] but other wildfowl was well up with 240 Wigeon, 6 Pochard and 30 Teal. Also a Pinkfoot with the Greylags but this may be one of the birds that hang around all year, however walking back to the farm in the dark I heard a flock moving south. Also a saw at least one Barn Owl.

24/10 Wednesday had a walk around the Dunswell Road area of Cottingham and had my first inland Redwings in Millennium Wood, as well as the regular Bullfinches.

Did Welton Waters this afternoon. Water Rail calling in the reeds in the southeast corner of the watersports pit. Also 28 Tufted Duck which kept spooking for no apparent reason. Eventually found the reason when I saw an Otter surfacing. Watched it on and off for a few minutes but too distant to bother photographing.

Had 2 brown tits along Common Lane. Didn’t call so as both Marsh and Willow occur left them as that although in the old days would have said Willow. Are we making it too hard for ourselves?

Walking back a man with a dog reported 2 owls on the airfield. Light almost gone but gave it some time and finally saw a Short-eared Owl.
26/10 Went to Paull Holme Stray with Roy, Martin and Pete Scott on Friday morning to check out a probable Olive-backed Pipit seen by Micheal Flowers on Thursday. No sign but had good number of winter thrushes moving west. Also had 2 Swallows over the “fisherman’s carpark”.

A late Common Darter found by Martin Lonsdale at Paull Holme Strays.

Went to Hornsea Mere where a Ring Ouzel had been seen. Checked the usual sites in the southern fields but no sign.

Some of the regular wintering Barnacle Geese at Hornsea Mere. Of unknown origin but have included a Spitzbergen ringed bird.
Ended the day doing a sea watch on Hornsea front. No sign any Little Auks but did have a good number of Red-throated Diver moving as well as 4 Common Scoter, Wigeon and a large flock of Teal. Picked up a Short-eared Owl coming in over the sea that hopefully made landfall somewhere to the south.
28/10 Went to Barmston with John on Sunday morning. Weather much better and actually managed to sit out on the clifftop. The aim was Little Auks and didn’t have to wait long to get one flying north over the breakers. Had another 10 but they were further out. Also Black-throated Diver, 10+ Red-throated Diver, 30 Common Scoter, 11 Goldeneye, 5 Eider, a few Wigeon and a large flock of Teal sat on.

Went to Hornsea Mere early afternoon and found a female-type Scaup.
Met up Roy at Tophill Low NR. Walked down to Watton NR for a Eurasian White-fronted Goose then checked out D res for 2 female-type Scaup.

Eurasian White-fronted Goose-Watton NR-Roy Lyon.

Female-type Scaup on D res-Roy Lyon.

Checked the gulls but only a few Lesser-backed Gulls and the sort of Herring Gulls that get Martin Hodges excited. Left before nightfall but nothing from Martin so didn’t miss anything.

29/10 Didn’t get out today but Roy got to Barmston but only managed 1 Little Auk, which although still in good number off Northumberland  were sparse further south. Also had a good number of Common Scoter, an Eider, Velvet Scoter, Long-tailed Duck, and Black-throated Diver.

30/10 Couldn’t get out Tuesday but 4+ Waxwings were in Beverley on Lincoln Way which might drag me out tomorrow afternoon. Another 3 briefly at Sigglethorne opposite Spring Garden Centre. Promising to be a good winter after the small number last winter.

Now I’m back at work and the evenings are dark it’s going to be difficult getting out much on works days but I’ll do my best!

Had the trap out again but only 3 moths with Common Marbled Carpet and Garden Rose Tortrix on 23/10 and Juniper Carpet on 25/10, which was new for the garden.

Garden Rose Tortrix.

Juniper Carpet.

Drew a blank on 26/10. May try again on milder nights.

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