21/10/16 Started Saturday in the Hornsea Mere Seaton Road Hide [check here for access details] with RL and ML. Plenty of geese flying about but too distant to ID. Also no sign of the Slavonian Grebe seen this morning [or Black-necked Grebe seen yesterday]. RL did find a redhead Goosander though. Moved round to Kirkholme Point. A few birders present but they had nothing to report. However I quickly picked out a Tundra Bean Goose with the Greylags just offshore followed by a Pink-footed Goose.
Tundra Bean Goose off Kirkholme Point at Hornsea Mere
Pink-footed Goose off Kirkholme Point at Hornsea Mere
Two redhead Goosander were also in the bay.
Goosander off Kirkholme Point at Hornsea Mere
Later seven Tundra Bean Geese were reported in flight and two Slavonian Grebes off Swan Island presumably seen from the south shore. Moved to Atwick to check for migrants near the church. Found nothing but I kept walking north and had a Chiffchaff at the SSE gas terminal.
Checked the geese at Skirlington market pond but only feral Greylags.
Spent the afternoon at Tophill Low NR. Started in car park hide and had three Whooper Swans at the far end of D reservoir.
Distant Whooper Swans on D res at Tophill Low NR
Moved on the Watton NR where we had two Tundra Bean Geese, seven Russian White-fronts and four Pinkfeet.
Two Tundra Bean Geese with two Pink-footed Geese on Watton NR at Tophill Low NR
Family party of Russian White-fronted Geese on Watton NR at Tophill Low NR
The Beans and three Pinks flew north late afternoon. Had a Common Darter in South Scrub and several more with a Migrant Hawker later near South Lagoon. Had twenty-two Siskin in the Alders by the lagoons on the way back.