Category Archives: Spurn Guided Events

Desert Lesser Whitethroat

Spurn Bird Observatory 23rd Sept. 2012 In brief excellent weekend at Spurn. Guided day on Saturday was followed by this wee thing on Sunday morning. Trapped at the Warren by Adam Hutt. apparent Desert Lesser Whitethroat of form halimodendri. Spurn Bird Observatory, 23rd … Continue reading

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Red Letter Day

29th May 2012 Bit of a red letter day for me personally! Guiding at Spurn and finding a European Roller with Kieren Allinson, should have been enough for anyone’s day. We also found a Turtle Dove and saw  a Golden Oriole, before heading drove north…to Hartlepool, … Continue reading

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Marsh and Reed Warbler

Heads up Its only 3 days ago! Had such a full on few days and just catching up. Last monday was the start of the 3 day guided event at Spurn which started bang on with singing Marsh Warbler in the … Continue reading

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Roller: STOP PRESS

On Day Two Delighted! Day 2 of the 3 day guided event at Spurn started with with finding a European Roller at the point at Spurn. Still present in the triangle area as I put up some quickly downloaded pics. Off now … Continue reading

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Bee-eaters, Golden Oriole, Nightjar

and friends. 17th May. Spurn. Early morning didn’t look too promising. Conditions rather still. However this is Spurn! The Golden Oriole was still present just along from our caravan. I had flushed it in a magic moment the previous evening. Beautiful low sun, heading off on … Continue reading

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View from the Top

of the Old Spurn Lighthouse Thanks to Andy Gibson and the YWT we went up to the top of the Old Lighthouse, near the end of the Spurn Peninsula last weekend. Check out the view. It’s really a very different perspective having a ‘bird’s eye view’ of the place. What … Continue reading

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Wildlife Spectacle on Discovery Day

Visible Migration Extravaganza When I plan for dates for guiding events, of course I never really know what might actually happen on the day. Only vague predictions based on time of year, weather patterns etc. Had a great time over the weekend of 10th/11th September on 4 hour ‘tasters’, and was expecting similar stuff … Continue reading

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