Saturday, 16 October 2010

Rose Coloured Starling

I was a little bit limited for time today, however when the news of a rose coloured starling at easington came out I was soon on my way.
It could not have been easier, I parked my car on the verge and walked 10 yards and there it was.
Would have been nice if it was an adult, however another one to add to the list.

Monday, 11 October 2010

A day to Remember

With a combination of prolonged sterly winds, right time of year and wall to wall sunshine, yesterday was truly a day to remember.
The day started well with a couple of jack snipe on canal scrape as well as plenty of song thrushes, redwings, a couple of flyover white fronted geese and a single ring ouzel.
News of a pallas's warbler at sammy's Point broke out.There are only a few days every year when a view of a pallas's is available so I was soon heading off to sammy's.
There was a good crowd already there and after some brief encounters with goldcrests, redstarts, loads of robins, chiff chaffs, willow warblers and a couple of blackcaps-the pallas's warbler put on a fantastic display delighting the amassed crowd. While waiting for it to show we had a flyover short eared owl.
After a couple of hours with the pallas's I had a break and spent some time with a fine flock of obliging bramblings accompanied by a couple of siskin.Also in the paddock was a single whinchat. I eventually headed back into Kilnsea to see a pied flycatcher i the crown car park and an obliging lapland bunting at the borrow pit.
I decided against going down Spurn Road because of the crowds and decided instead to walk back to sammy's Point from the crown.
The humber shore was alive with birds with yet more redstarts, robins and willow warblers, a decent amount of wheatears and loads of redwings in the adjacent field.
there was also a couple of stonechat and a single rock pipit.
After a quick scan around Sammy's Point and a no-show from the pallas's I had a nice stroll back in the evening sunshine thoroughly pleased with the days 'work'.

Ring Ouzel
Pallas's Warbler
Jack Snipe
Lapland Bunting

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Pallas's Warbler

had a cracking day at Spurn today.
Star of the show was this pallas's warbler.Will post a full account tomorrow.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Things are Hotting Up!

I've been down to Spurn for a couple of trips this week and the two days could hardly have been more contrasting.
On Thursday it was a glorious sunny day with very few birds about-the highlight being the turtle dove on wires outside the warren. vey few other birds about by recent standards.
All change yesterday with a moderate easterly wind and overcast conditions.
Birds were appearing all day with loads of chiff chaffs and goldcrests with the odd yellow browed warbler amongst them.
there were also hundreds of finches passing through including good numbers of brambling.
As the day went on more scarce birds were being reported such as great grey shrike and hawfinch.
Hopefully this weekend will live up to expectation!
Black Redstart
Yellow-browed warbler
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Turtle Dove
Pied Flycatcher

Saturday, 2 October 2010

More shots from Spurn

I had another trip to Spurn today.
less productive and less time than Thursday.
I have posted some shots from today and some more from Thursday.