Waxwing in the fog
Had a trip down to Spurn today,despite the fog I managed a few decent shots and there was some brilliant birds.
I started in the hide at canal Scrape, a couple of snipe were feeding on the waters edge and redwings and fieldfares were all over the place.Next I went in search of a pallas's warbler at the Crown.Quite a few crests, a confiding siskin and the birefest of glimpses of a 'possible'.
I then went down Beacon Lane, plenty of thrushes again but not much else on the way down.I flushed 3 woodcock on the way to beacon Ponds and there were a few common waders and plenty of brent geese.
On the way back there was a rather wet waxwing on the gatepost at the top end of beacon Lane.
It was rather wet but let me get within 10 metres, a stunning bird.There were another 2 waxwings on the way down and 3 mealy redpolls feeding outside the caravan site entrance.
Then on to Spurn Point, just past the big car park there was quite a few goldcrests feeding on the grass, along with some more redpolls and siskins, whilst looking across some bushes one of the goldcrests landed briefly on my scope!fantastic.
there were hundreds of redwings and fieldfares flying over plus plenty of robins.theer was a black redstart on the sea wall and a pair of late blackcaps on the parade ground.Back at the car park there was a small flock of extremely confiding redpolls along with a couple of siskin and brambling.
Got a brief view of a merlin on the way back up Spurn Road, but didn't see the Dusky warbler.
When I got to the gate there was a hawfinch feeding on the roadside, by now light was fading fast, but a report of the Duskey warbler showing well had me heading back down the peninsula, it showed down to a few feet but it was extremely difficult to get a shot.Whilst watching the duskey warbler, a flock of about30 snow bunting landed on the beach for a few seconds.
I thought I would call in at the Crown on the way back and to cap of a perfect day, I managed to connect with the pallas's warbler.
It was literally dripping with birds today, probably one of the best days ever.