Saturday, September 27, 2008

With the brown shrike departed,we gave Flam a miss and gave Spurn a try today. A clear sky the night before was not good. The first stop was the cemetry in Easington. A yellow browed warbler was calling and was seen as it flew across the cemetry but with still lots of leaves on the sycamores it was difficult to see well. We then moved down to sammies point with 3 pied flys, lots of goldcrest and song thrush, and a couple of whinchats on show there. Spotted flycatcher and blackcaps at the crown and anchor. At the triangle 2 red backed shrikes showed fairly distant with whinchats and stonechats on the posts. Onto the piont and great grey shrike, Shore lark, spot fly, chiffchaffs and willow warblers, and wheatear were the best of it. The bacon buttie and cup of tea at the cafe was welcome break. A 20 minute seawatch at bluebell produced 2 red throated divers, a few gannets and scoter, and 120 pinkfeet south . A porpoise of some sort arched its back close in .

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