Spurn. 19th September 2014

Having an afternoon free we decided to head over to Spurn as there had been a good selection of birds in the area over the last week.

We started at Sammys Point where birds were very obvious, even in the car park area there were many Meadow Pipits and a few Wheatears (these included rather bright long winged birds… Greenland?). Walking onwards we reached the bushes where there where a good selection of warblers including Whitethroats and Chiffys. Also present were a few Tree Pipits including two that showed well. The rarer birds present were a bit elusive but eventually we got good views of a single Yellow-browed Warbler and at least one Red-breasted Flycatcher. I didn’t get photos of the last two sadly, enjoying views rather than trying!

This juv Swallow was still begging food from its parents.

Finches were also around in good numbers including Siskin and Chaffinch (paler pinker looking males of the latter have made me think of immigrants from the NE).

Round to the obs and canal saw us seeing more Wheatears, along with Whinchats on the fence lines.

 

A single Brambling showing late on, however there came heavy rain mid afternoon and the day began to feel really “rare” but the weather was miserable so we tried hard but the birds were elusive in the damp.

Extreme sports snail!

 

 

 

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