The Autumn migration came in with a bang on the east Yorkshire Coast this weekend.After some promising easterly winds there was reports of common and scarce migrants from all along the coast.
I went out to Spurn on saturday and saw plenty of wheatears,whinchats and hundreds of meadow pipits heading south.
Unfortunately the barred warbler and shore lark didn't show but we did see arctic skua,little egret,green sandpiper and plenty of common stuff.
A trip out with the dog to Patrington Haven in the afternoon yielded yellow legged gull,curlew sandpiper,3 kingfishers and a short eared owl amongst others.
The reports kept coming from birdguides on Saturday night, with one of the most significant movements of honey buzzards in recent times and also plenty of scarce stuff mainly from Flamborough.
I decided to head there on Sunday morning but clear skies were not a good omen.A little stint on the puddles was a pleasant suprise, but this turned out to be the highlight of the day.A few redstarts and pied flycatchers around Old Fall and a few common migrants along the walk back to the lighthouse but quite disappointing.
Called in at Hornsea mere on the way back, a few distant little gulls was about the best of it.
It appears that today it was the turn of Spurn to produce the goods with a pallas's grasshopper warbler the highlight.
Wish I had have swapped my venues.