Cracking day at Spurn

Today at spurn was one of those days that will stay in the memory for a long time.

There was birds everywhere form start to finish.

I started around post 62 and straight away i saw whinchat,stonechat, meadow pipit and reed bunting. Furtherinto the bushes and it wa alive with robins plus some very confiding siskins and a few willow warblers and chiff chaffs. news of a great grey shrike had me heading up to the gate and albeit distant, the shrike showd very well with a small vole pinned to a branch in its 'larder'.

While I was there I called in at canal scrape and this yielded redstart, willow warbler, grey wagtail, wheatear, dunlin and some very confiding song thrush.

from there I went back to the point in search of a red-breasted flycatcher. it was flitting around the gun emplacement and after a walk round to get better views, it showd very well.

the walk produced even more thrushes including a couple of ring ouzel.

Also near the rbf there was pied and spotted flycatcher a garden warbler more siskins a brambling and a good passage of thrushes heading south. I had a distant view of another great grey shrike before heading back up towards the Crown.

On the way I saw a couple of short eared owls and a pair of little egret.

I looked in the crown car park and there weremarkedly less birds there, I saw a pair of blackcap and finished the day with a yellow browed warbler.

Red breasted flycatcher

Red breasted flycatcher

Red breasted flycatcher

Red breasted flycatcher

Red breasted flycatcher

Great grey shrike


Grey wagtail







Garden warbler