Saturday, October 15, 2005

Spurn - 15th October 2005.

Highlights of a days birding at Spurn were 3 Yellow-browed Warbler (1 Grange Farm, 1 Warren, 1 Crown & Anchor), 1 Great Grey Shrike (in-off south of the lighthouse) and 6 Black Redstart (5 point inc. 1adm, 1adm Kilnsea). Good numbers of Thrushes were present throughout, mainly Redwing, Song Thrush & Blackbird, with much smaller numbers of Fieldfare and 1 Ring Ouzel (Sammies point). Several hundred of the ever delightful Goldcrest and a few hundred Brambling were also present. Other migrants inc. 2 Common Redstart (fem/imm Grange Farm, adm Wire Dump), 1 Woodcock (Wire Dump), and several Common and Lesser Redpoll (Point - Wire dump. Disappointment of the day was again missing on the opportunity to photograph a migrant Hawfinch, this time a bird showing down to 6ft on Beacon Lane! - A Barn Owl at Skeffling rounded off a good days birding.