Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Day 1 at Spurn: First ever Bluetail

Today we made our first trip of the week.  Most of yesterday's birds seemed to have cleared out last night.  There were literally hundreds of Goldcrests, Redwings, a few Song Thrush, a Mistle Thrush and a Fieldfare.  Away from the triangle a Richard's Pipit was still around and an American Golden plover was on the easing ton straight.  A partially-concealed Jack Snipe was visible from Canal Scrape.  
Barn Owl (c) 2015 Chris Cox
Stonechat (c) 2015 Maggie Bruce
 Stonechat (c) 2015 Chris Cox
 Jack Snipe (c) 2015 Maggie Bruce
 Goodcrest (c) 2015 Chris Cox
 Chiffchaff (c) 2015 Chris Cox
Chris Cox stayed behind and he was rewarded with a Red-flanked Bluetail.  It was very distant, so he was only able to obtain a record shot.  Yesterday's bird after being ringed is included for comparison purposes.  North-easterly winds are being forecast for the remainder of this week, so it'll be interesting to see what else turns up!
 Red-flanked Bluetail
 Bluetail after being ringed yesterday (c) 2015 John Sadler
Barn Owl (c) 2015 Chris Cox
Roe Deer (c) 2015 Chris Cox
 Brent Geese

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