The use of the Trusts minibus on Monday and an away-day with the Brandon team to visit our colleagues at Yorkshire Wildlife Trusts, Spurn National Nature Reserve. Turns out that despite enjoying some glorious weather our visit coincided with one of the quietest birding days at Spurn this autumn.
|Wheatear - One of two seen at Spurn
|Yellow-browed Warbler ( thanks to Jeff for the image)
|One of many Brent Geese
|Record shot of Merlin
Finally and with the light fading, a drive along to Sammy's Point for a last troll of the hawthorn and surrounding fields. Amazing views of a Sparrowhawk chasing prey right alongside the minibus, perching for some stunning views close by before heading off. More of the earlier waders to be had, a Tern Sp. for me, which I duly lost in the murk and some large flocks of Shelduck as the tide rushed in. The fields provided views of more Roe Deer, a couple of Brown Hare and a flock of Golden Plover dropped in just prior to heading home.