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Monday, 13 April 2015

A dry but quiet Spurn

Not a good weather forecast again today, out with Mark and Spurn looked to be the best bet, we started at a very windy Sammy’s Point but it was really quiet, a Wheatear in one of the Paddocks was the best of it, we carried on and had a scan through the Brent Geese near the Kilnsea Wetlands, we found a couple of Pale Bellied  birds amongst all the Dark Bellied but there was no sign of the recent Black Brant. After a rather unproductive search of the Canal Scrape and Church Field areas we headed back to Kilnsea Wetlands, a female Garganey was on Holderness Field but distant, there were also plenty of Little Egrets around plus another three Wheatears but generally it was very quiet. Mid-afternoon we had another scan through the Brent flock but still couldn’t find the Black Brant then a Peregrine put them all up so we called it quits and headed for home calling in at North Cave Wetlands on the way back, not exactly hopping but in contrast to Spurn there were a good few Spring birds about including Yellow Wagtails and a good number of Hirundines, the pair of Mediterranean Gulls were still present as well. The journey home saw a couple of Buzzards along the ridge running towards North and South Cliffe and a Barn Owl out hunting near Kexby Bridge.
a pair of Pied Wagtails at Canal Scrape

incoming Brents

Ringed Plover


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