I had an early morning trip out to Spurn this morning in the hope of seeing some of the migrants that have been coming in for the last few days.
First port of call was Kilnsea Wetlands which were very quiet then on to Beacon Ponds. I was greeted by 2 short-eared owls perched up on some fence posts- pretty distant and pretty static so had a quick look at Beacon Lagoon. Not much there so moved back to look at the owls. They had become more active and had been joined by another two and quicckly by a third-5 short eared owls all in close proximity.
I stayed with them for the next couple of hours and was treated to close up views as one particular individual came quite close as it hunted the rough grassland.
As the sun rose and the light became more harsh the owls settled down and became les active so I moved off.
Next stop was canal bushes which were very quiet save for the odd whitethroat and lesser whitethroat.
A quick scan around the Crown and Anchor car park yielded nothing so I had a drive to Sammy's Point. Brief and distant views of the red-backed shrike were the highlight and very little else migrant wise.
I went back for a reported barred warbler at the canal but that had gone to ground.
Bird wise it was very quiet but the owls put on a fantastic show.