Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Superb Spurn!

This Weekend I was begging my Dad to take me to Spurn as it just looked amazing! On the Saturday there was Pied Wheatear, Citrine Wagtail, Olive Backed Pipit and tons of Yellow Browed Warblers so thankfully I managed to convince my Dad to go on the Sunday, I couldn't wait!

On the Sunday morning it didn't look to good as there didn't look like there was any sign of any of the birds accept the Yellow Browed Warblers but that was still good enough for me! As we were about to set of news came through of the Citrine Wagtail still being present so that was great news! When we weren't to far away we got news of an Arctic Warbler and a Little Bunting being trapped and ringed. For the Little Bunting we were only about 5mins away but we got a little stuck in traffic so unfortunately we missed it.

Once we arrived we went to Churchfield to see if we could spot the Arctic Warbler but sadly we missed that to! After a while of waiting we headed up to Canal Scrape in search of the Citrine Wagtail. Thankfully it was still present and showed amazingly well, it was right in front of the hide! It didn't seem bothered what so ever, such a tame bird. Definitly one of my fav birding highlights this year!

Citrine Wagtail
After watching the Wagtail for a while we headed up to the Warren to see if much was about. On the way a Merlin flew over our heads which was very nice to see! A Yellow Browed Warbler was showing in some trees just behind the ringing area where we managed to get some nice but brief views also in the trees there was a Willow Warbler flitting about. After we had a walk on the triangle where some people pointed out a Redstart to us which was a nice surprise, it was quite distant but still nice to see.
A little further down the path we spotted a Wheatear on some rocks near the Humber which showed nicely plus a Lesser Redpoll perched up nicely on a bush.


Lesser Redpoll
We then went to the Crown and Anchor car park where we added 2 more Yellow Browed Warblers to our list, both were pretty flighty but still very nice to see, I managed a record shot of one of them plus in the trees there was a couple of Goldcrest.
Yellow Browed Warbler
We then went to Canal Scrape to get seconds of the Citrine Wagtail but unfortunately it was no where to be seen however we saw a couple of Jack Snipe, one was fairly distant but my Dad spotted one which was really close and showed really well along with a Common Snipe.

Jack Snipe
Just as we were about to leave we got news of the Arctic Warbler being present but still we didn't see it. After a top day it was out time to leave.

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