Wednesday 8 September 2010


I got a call from B Bridges do you fancy Spurn Wednesday so a couple of days hard graft saw me up with my work. On the way up things were looking good Wryneck & Ortlan Bunting both been seen. As we approached Spurn Red Throated Pipit came through so a quick dash to the crown pub only to be met with sad faces the bird in question turned out to be a Tree pipit. Next was a Red Breasted Flycatcher at Sammy's Point missed that little bugger by 5 mins. Nothing hitting the pager so it was time do some routing. Boat loads of common migrants at sammys with Whitethroat, Lesser, Spotted Flycatcher,Pieds, Willow Warblers & Wheatears all showing well. We had a walk to Beacon lagoons the tide was well in so Wader numbers were pretty high 200c Grey plover a few Black tailed and Bar Tailed Godwits, Golden Plover, Ringed Plover, Knot, Dunlin, Redshank & Curlew plus a lone Sandwich Tern & Little Egret. The Hide at Spurn again held common stuff Yellow Wagtails were abundant the odd wheatear & warbler. Nice surprise was a Water Rail which came in the open but i wasn't fast enough snap him. Other birds to note were 2 Peregrines Chiffchaffs and plenty off tatty Thrushes which were probably glad to see land. An enjoyable day think ill make it up there again at the beginning of October

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