Friday, 28 August 2015


A day trip to Spurn today. No great rarities seen, but an excellent walk out to the point passing a couple of Pied Flycatcher, Wheatear, Redstart and Whinchat, in beautiful sunshine. Good numbers of Painted Lady were along the point and a few hunting Common Hawker, There seemed to a bit of a fall on return to the village with loads of Whinchat (including 6 together), another Pied Flycatcher and a couple of Lesser Whitethroat.

Pied Flycatcher

Common Hawker

Beacon Pond held only a few waders, but there was Spotted Redshank, Greenshank and Little Stint. Quality over quantity.

With not much happening and knackered from walking we headed home via a stop at Blacktoft Sands. With no reports of the Spotted Crake for four days the visit was speculative, but after 40 mins the crake ran across the edge of the reeds, giving good, but fleeting views. An arse-up with the camera unfortunately meant no photo. Also here were 2 Marsh Harrier, Water Rail and Little Egret.

Little Egret

1 comment:

  1. Sorry to keep correcting your IDs Rob but I'm a bit of a pedant where dragonflies are concerned. Yellow T shape at base of abdomen, antehumeral pips instead of stripes, lack of yellow costa on forewing all say Migrant Hawker. Just noticed it.