Spurn Migrants

After some promising winds earlier in the week I found myself heading for Spurn this morning.I knew that conditions recently have not been conducive to a mega day but thought I would check it out all the same.

I started with a walk around the canal bushes and found plenty of common migrants including whitethroat, chief chaff willow warbler a pair of swifts and reed warbler.

It was here a confiding roe deer peered out of the bushes almost oblivious to my presence.

On canal script itself there were 3 dunlin and two redshanks but nothing more interesting.

I then went to Crown and Anchor car park and again nothing major.

My final stop was Sammy's Point and it was here where the best birds were.Whinchat and wheatear feeding side by side in the first paddock, 2 buzzards overhead and a pair of spotted flycatchers in the end paddock bushes.

Quite a selection of waders were present on the mud as the tide ebbed but nothing startling.

All in all a lovely morning nothing startling but a real sense of Autumn in the air and a high level of expectation for the forthcoming weeks.