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'.