Monday, 29 August 2011

Spurn, August 28th 2011

Sea and wader watching this afternoon at Spurn with Sean J, turned out to be fairly
productive. We didn't arrive till 14.00 and spent the first two hours sea-watching. Highlights
over the sea: Arctic Skua 12, Bonxie 5, Med' Gull 6.
As it was high tide and quite windy, so we did the wader roost from the Beacon Pond hide.
3 Curlew Sandpiper, 2 Whimbrel, 2 Barwit, c175 Grey Plover, 200 Redshank, 25 Dunlin,
5 Greenshank, 3 Turnstone and a max' of 30 Knot was a fine collection of waders.
Also on the lagoons were a handful of Common and Sandwich Terns.
A Cuckoo along Beacon Lane was probably the last i'd see this year.

We drove to the narrows and spent the last hour and half of daylight watching the evening
Tern movement.
We logged; c2500 Common, c20 Arctic, c150 Sandwich, 9 Black and best of all,
3 Roseate Terns. A Little Egret and 5 Shelduck flew in off the sea along with 10 Swifts.

I only used my camera once and got this record shot of a Med' Gull.

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