I had a cracking day out in the sunshine yesterday-nothing major but a nice sprinkling of early summer migrants and a close encounter with some obliging sanderlings.
The day started in glorious sunlight at Welton Waters-I went back in the hope of some better shots of the red breasted mergansers but unfortunately they were gone-however I did manage to get a nice shot of a chiff chaff along with sightings of marsh tit, brambling and goldeneye along with common birds in full song.
I then went to Barton for the black redstart but that didn't show but a quick visit to Far Ings yielded a pair of displaying great crested grebes-nice.
It was then on to Spurn for the afternoon-first bird was a distant med gull off the blue bell then on to the point for a black redstart-it was feeding around the gardens of the lifeboat cottages and then along the sea wall. At times it was quite obliging also there was a single mistle thrush that was very wary.
Finally as the tide flooded I had a close encounter with a small flock of anderling-bythis time the sun had gone and it was time for home.
fair weather in the next couple of weeks might entice a firecrest into the area...