Sunday, 12 February 2012
I had another ride out to Spurn this afternoon and the increase in temperature was dramatic-at a balmy 7 degrees you would have thought Spring was on the way.
The ground had clearly thawed and where there was no sign of life yesterday, the grassy fields near long bank were ful of birds.
Most confiding was the lapwing but also a single dunlin, numerous curlew, fieldfare and the golden plovers were all easily observed (and photographed) from the roadside using the car as a hide.
they were all startled once when a merlin flew over but other than that the plovers were quite obliging coming as close as 20m.