Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Five days at Spurn - day 4, Saturday 26th September

With the arrival of Roger Barnes and Richard Hart our reunion was complete, the sun continued to shine and the wind turned SE early in the afternoon.  After a quiet morning I managed to relocate the Yellow-browed Warbler that had proved so illusive for the last couple of days. It was in a Sycamore at Southfield Farm so the viewing was distant but we all managed to see it along with many other birders out for the day.
Yellow-browed Warbler ISO 1000 1/800 f5.6
A Pied Flycatcher found later in the day was the only indication of any new passerines arriving along with several Chiffchaff but two Jack Snipe were also reported along with a third Yellow-browed Warbler.
Having searched again for migrants I headed off to the high tide roost on the peninsula and the roosting Dunlin put on a good show over the North Sea.
Dunlin with Ringed Plover and a single Sanderling ISO 500 1/1250 f9
There were also some nice groups of Ringed Plover flying along the coast.
Ringed Plover with Dunlin ISO 500 1/1250 f9
There were still several parties of Pink-footed Geese passing south and a single Whimbrel circled over the Humber as the sun set. As usual we retired to the Crown & Anchor for refreshments and food.
Left to right Paul (Doherty), Vaughan (Lister) Richard (Hart), John (McLoughlan) and Roger (Barnes) standing

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