Monday, 5 June 2017

Spurn Weekend

I was really hopefully for something good to turn up this weekend, with it probably being the last realistic weekend of the spring that it could do so, and I was pleasantly rewarded. I heard my first and saw only my second ever Common Rosefinch, although it was a particularly shy individual, and that was certainly a highlight. I also got untickable views of a honey buzzard. I hoped it would fly south past us but sadly cut out, leaving me with unsatisfactory views.
Otherwise though it was a fairly quiet weekend, with only a scattering of other birds. A few Wheatear were an obvious highlight and there were a few waders, an Osprey went north which was pretty sweet. A few Red-veined Darters were still around but did not pose for photos at any point.
Species List:
Spurn Bird Observatory: Common Rosefinch, Northern Wheatear, Common Buzzard, Kestrel, Osprey, Avocet, Oystercatcher, Ringed Plover, Sanderling, Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwit, Knot, Grey Plover, Little Tern, Common Tern. Arctic Tern, Sandwich Tern, Mallard, Teal, Greylag Goose, Tree Sparrow, House Sparrow, Starling, Blue Tit, Great Tit, Wren, Dunnock, Robin, Yellow Wagtail, Woodpigeon, Collard Dove, Carrion Crow, Jackdaw, Magpie, Jackdaw, Mute Swan, Moorhen, Coot, Gannet, Fulmar, 

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