Magnificent Spurn

I have spent the last few days at Spurn and it has been magnificent, to the point I haven't had time to update the blog until now.

It started last Thursday and whilst relatively quiet I still managed to get a caspian gull, wryneck and some decent views of common migrants including whinchat, wheatear, pied flycatcher and redstart.

Friday was pretty much the same but with red breasted flycatcher and yellow browed warbler as well as a host of common migrants.

Sunday morning started with a bang as reports over the radio of Honey Buzzard heading north had me hurtling round the countryside in the hope of a decent shot however it was not meant to be.Again plenty of common migrants including little stint, stonechat lots of flycatchers and redstarts.

Monday was the big one however, whilst slightly disappointed to miss the pallid harrier the supporting cast more than made up.

First decent bird was a grasshopper warbler in canal bushes and a scattering of yellow wagtails flying overhead then little stint on Kilnsea Wetlands followed by fleeting views of the great grey shrike.Then my first ever shots of a wood warbler in Crown and Anchor car park closely followed by a firecrest then red-breasted flycatcher in the churchyard.Then up to Sammy's Point for a barred warbler.back to the canal for a wryneck and close by was a ring ouzel.There was plenty more common migrants including more flycatchers, wheatears, redstarts whitethroats and a single reed warbler.

back again today and it was a little quieter but a flyover peregrine, wryneck and very showy red-breasted flycatcher capped off a magnificent few days.

More of the same tomorrow bring it on!

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