Spurn in Late August

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.

 Mixed terns on Beacon Ponds

Mixed terns on Beacon Ponds

 Short-eared owl Kilnsea Wetlands

Short-eared owl Kilnsea Wetlands

 Little egret-Beacon Ponds

Little egret-Beacon Ponds

 Little egret-Beacon Ponds

Little egret-Beacon Ponds

 Redshank-Beacon Ponds

Redshank-Beacon Ponds

 Whinchat-Canal Banking

Whinchat-Canal Banking

 Merlin-Canal Banking

Merlin-Canal Banking

 Roe Deer- Canal Banking

Roe Deer- Canal Banking

 Whinchat-Canal Banking

Whinchat-Canal Banking

 Whinchat-Canal Banking

Whinchat-Canal Banking

 Meadow pipit-Triangle

Meadow pipit-Triangle

 Whinchat-Triangle

Whinchat-Triangle

 Hobby over the breach

Hobby over the breach