Category Archives: Spurn

Siberian and Desert Lesser Whitethroats

Shetland Explorations… by Martin G. 23rd September 2012 – a year ago yesterday a ‘Desert’ Lesser Whitethroat was trapped at Spurn. Subsequent DNA analysis matched it to birds from a VERY long way away (as suspected based on its plumage and … Continue reading

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Hawfinch

1cy female Called in at Spurn to catch up with the guys, and drop  in on the lovely Wells at Westmere Farm meant I also jammed in this Hawfinch which dropped in to the Warren. It’s the sort that eats … Continue reading

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The Great Snipe at Spurn

The Bird and The People 15th September 2013 Click through TWICE on any snipe image to see it much better, up close and personal 1st winter  (I think). Central belly rather plain white with little barring (fully barred on adult) … Continue reading

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“A huge success all round”

Spurn Migration Festival (number one) How many and what species were recorded over the 3 days?   Go >>>HERE<<< This Hummingbird Hawk-moth really did fly in to the welcome tent and land on one of our new polo shirts. An affirming end … Continue reading

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Single Events Tickets can be Bought

On the Day! Single event tickets will be on sale for people who wish to join in some of the events during the migration festival. All guided visible-migration, sea-watching and migrant walks are for pre-booked ticket holders only. Day or … Continue reading

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Prize Draw this Weekend

at the Migration Festival A prize draw will be held over the weekend. Check out the fantastic prizes to be won. Tickets are priced at just £1:00 and the prize draw will take place: 1pm on Sunday 8th September at … Continue reading

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What They Are Saying…

About Britain’s First Migration Festival… As well as all the events already publicised HERE  there will also be: * an multi-artist exhibition in the old lighthouse (and a chance to go right up to the top!) * active radar station … Continue reading

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Rare Seabirds at Spurn

Long-tailed Skua, Sabine’s Gull and a breach  “Highlighting some of the excellent seabird passage that goes on each year in late August/early September- here’s a post from 2 years ago that gives a flavour in advance of the Migration festival … … Continue reading

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Spurn Migration Festival. Past Glories!

6th to 8th September over the years by Andy Roadhouse Here is a brief summary of the last 10 years on the dates of the migration festival. This will give you a feel for what has happened on these dates … Continue reading

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