Upon returning home Sunday evening we discovered Izzy, our dog, had taken a turn for the worse and after a sleepless night with her in some distress we decided to call the vet out and 6am Monday morning we put her out of her pain, I had planned a trip to Spurn with Andy that day and decided I would go ahead with it rather than just mope around the house all day but it was a very sombre day with my mind elsewhere half the time. It was a fairly quiet start with most stuff from the day before clearing out overnight but I got a few year ticks such as Lesser Whitethroat, Whimbrel and Little Tern then mid afternoon the forecast showers arrived as I was staking out a Wryneck near the Warren, I retreated to the Canal Scrape hide and fortunately it only lasted an hour or so and when it cleared I returned to find a bedraggled Wryneck perched on the fence, it then showed well for the next half hour feeding along the grassy bank, there was also a Grasshopper Warbler reeling nearby, Andy, who had been in the seawatching hide, rejoined me and we finished the day with a quick look at Sammy's point which was again fairly quiet but I year ticked Yellow Wagtail and Cuckoo.
|lots of Wheatears about|
|Linnets were looking good|
|Whimbrel in the Triangle|
|Black Redstart at the Point|
|Wryneck gave itself up after the rain|
|Whimbrel and Wheatear at Sammy's|