I had a cracking trip out to 'Spurn' yesterday. The plan was to get there early and use the first hour or so for some 'creative photography as the sun rose over Beacon Ponds then move around to whatever was about of interest.
I arrived at 5.30 probably 15 minutes too late but still the sunrise was quite spectacular, helped by the fact that the ponds were flat calm.
A steady stream of subjects flew by. Gulls fighting with Sandwich terns to rob them of their prey. Waders whizzing backwards and forwards. Swallows taking their first drink of the day. A snipe flew in and landed 10 yards away from me and a kingfisher perched on a post for a minute or so. Fantastic!
As the sun rose I made my way back to Kilnsea Wetlands. As high tide was approaching ther wader numbers were building. A distant curlew sandpiper and wood sandpiper were of interest and a greenshank, black-tailed godwit, little ringed plover and juvenile yellow wagtail all showed well in front of the hide.
Not much on the rarites side, the only other bird of note for me was a pied flycatcher at Cliff Farm.
Another great morning at the UK's premier place to watch and photograph wildlife.