The mist and a weather front bringing drizzle forced a large number of Scandinavian migrants to land on Spurn this morning. Before I arrived there had already been reports of over 1,400 Bramblings, and thousands of Redwings, Fieldfare, Blackbirds, plus hundreds of Song Thrushes, dozens of Ring Ouzels, and at least 1 Hawfinch.
I stayed behind a mound of marram grass for over an hour to try & get pictures of the 200+ Bramblings near Post 20. The mist made it very difficult, but it was possible to get something in the end. At one stage dozens of Bramblings were feeding alongside a single Turnstone, whilst other Turnstones were sharing their beach with Redwings!
Early indications from @Spurnbirdobs on twitter are:
Conservative totals are:
Song Thrush 900+
Ring Ouzel 57
Although these figures haven't been stated yet I suspect there were will have been well in excess of 10,000 Blackbirds & 2000 Bramblings.
Ditto in flight
Redwing & Turnstone