Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Spurn, East Yorkshire - 3rd Nov 2008.

Above: Siberian Stonechat - Easington Gas Terminal - 3rd Nov 2008.

Above: Hooded Crow. This bird was noted flying well offshore as it moved flew up the Humber viewed from the point.

Above & below: The greyest Chiffchaff noted on the day, distinctly colder on the head, mantle/scapulars and underparts than any of the several standard collybyta in the Point Dunes area. A slight wingbar also present.

Above: Black Redstart at the Point. A male Common Redstart around the buildings at the Point was my latest ever, and unfortunately succeeded in evading the camera.

Above & below: A flock of seven Snow Bunting were present briefly on the Humber beach between the Point Car Park and the Pilot Jetty.

Above & below: This Hawfinch lingering around the Warren was trapped and ringed earlier in the day.

An enjoyable day at Spurn with John Wright with nice numbers of Thrushes and Goldcrests on the Peninsula. Other noteworthy birds included a Lesser Whitethroat in the Point dunes and a Scandinavian Jackdaw.