I thought I would have a ride through to Spurn this morning to get a few hours in before the predicted rain came.
Starting at Kilnsea Wetlands a cracking short eared owl was on a post on the way round to the hide-what a great start. Not much doing on the wetlands so made my way around to Beacon Ponds. Quite a few waders flitting around as well as a mixed bag of terns in various plumages. Good opportunities for photographing birds into the sun. As the sun rose the light became less intense so I made my way back to the car-not before a peregrine falcon powered through scattering waders everywhere.
Next stop was canal banking a cracking fly through merlin was another good bird for the day then one of my favourite common migrants - whinchat were perching up on the grass and ummbelifers in the ever increasing wind. A walk tp the breach produced another good bird-a hobby probably on the hunt for hirundines with an earlier kestrel it was nice to have a '4 falcon day'.
Given the weather forecast and the unfavourable winds I had yet another great morning out at the Uk's premier wildlife watching site.