Spring Migrants at Spurn

I had plans for photographing nightingales in Lincolnshire today, however it was a bit cloudy at first light so instead I set off for Spurn.

First stop was Sammy's Point I stayed around the first paddock in the hope of an unusual wagtail.The best was a cracking white wagtail as well as some yellows and the obligatory pied.

A stoat caused some wheatears to call alarmingly.Also distant views of a ring ouzel, whimbrel and a flythrough hobby made for a good start.

Then news of a red kite crackled over the airwaves and as I drove down towards the Warren I could see the kite over Kilnsea wetlands and eventually photographed it distantly from the gate.

News of a pair of wood sandpipers on Holderness Fields had me heading there and again distant views of both species.

I went back to Sammy's but no change there and then news of a rough leg buzzard broke.As it turned out there were two and after a bit of a wild goose chance caught up with it for some reasonable views.

I went back to the wetlands and the garganeys were slightly closer and the whinchat showed very well.

All in all it was a lovely Spring day capped of with some nice birds and once again Spurn delivers the goods.

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