Sunday, September 04, 2005

Spurn - 4th Sept 2005.

The first two photos below are of the same juv Red-Backed Shrike, present in the area of the point heligoland trap.

This juvenile Red Backed Shrike was present just north of the caravan site and was reportedly hunting Sparrows in the area.

Wryneck by Post 63.

These 2 Shrikes and the Wryneck were the best migrants of the day. The latter was a mobile individual only allowing a distant poor record shot in heathaze to be obtained. There were enough migrants around to keep the interest going, including: c25 Whinchat, several Lesser Whitethroat, 1 Reed Warbler (triangle), 1 Merlin, several Pied Flycatcher, 1 Tree Pipit, 3 Yellow Wagtail, 3 Common Redstart, Blackcaps, Common Whitethroats & 5 Garden Warbler, 3 Whimbrel.