I’ve managed a couple of trips out to Spurn over the last couple of weekends.
The weather could not have been more contrasting, last week it was glorious sunshine in light winds and today it was an easterly wind and almost constant rain. Both days produced the goods though.
Last Saturday the light was great for photography and all of the action was around the canal scrape area.
The black redstart was the star of the show showing well in the new visitor car park accompanied by a couple of stonechats.
There was nothing ultra rare but very nice all the same.
Today was a different affair, the wind was blowing off the sea bringing a mixture of drizzle or moderate rain, greta to be out in getting plenty of fresh air.
A walk along the breach proved fruitless apart from some close eiders flying north. Kilnsea Wetland and Beacon Ponds was equally disappointing. I headed towards Sammy’s Point to check out the Richard’s Pipit but before I got chance to look for it a shout came over the radio that a possible Humes Warbler was in the Crown and Anchor car park. It showed as soon as I got there but was very flighty and the light was poor for photography.
Another bird added to the list.
Spurn just keeps on giving and despite the lateness in the year and pretty grim weather it produced yet another star bird reinforcing its position as the premier birding site in the Uk.