15th Zebdember. Yesterday saw a good day at Spurn (here) and today was also good in the end. It started off slowly, it was quite hard work with everything sitting down in the wind. Nothing at all in the first hour so a change of tactics was required. I ended up going very slow and focusing around areas of sheltered sunshine out of the wind. A slow walk along the sea path past the borrow pit produced 3 Wheatears,5 Skylark and a Whinchat amongst good numbers of M Pipits. then a really slow walk around canal hedge produced Lesser Whitethroat, Goldcrest, 3 Snipe circled twice (horizontally not loop-the-loop) before going south, a Snow Bunting on canal scrape along with a Yellow Wag, 4 Dabchick, 14 Teal and a Wigeon.
A Red-breasted Flycatcherer was found in the Church and then showed quite nicely in the Crown car park. A Spotted Flycatchererer was in the field at the rear of the Crown, several Redstart along the peninsula, a Brambling, and a Sparrowhawk. I'd checked the Gulls in the fields betwixt Easington and Kilnsea and found nothing out of the ordinary but there was a good finch flock building up mainly consisting of Greefinchii and Linnets with a couple of Yellowhammer strutting their stuff.
There. What a very sensible, bird related post with no swearing and no attempts at jokes, just how it should be! A bit boring though.
Long, hot summer
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