Tuesday, 10 September 2013


Having looked around the blogs I regularly scan I saw advertised on Birding Frontiers a migration festival at Spurn.  Hmmmm, I thought, Spurn at the beginning of Autumn could be fun. I had only previously been there once before, a few years ago and I was rewarded with a Greenish Warbler in the pub car park. This looked like an ideal opportunity to have a weekend at Spurn purely birding. Great,  checked the calendar and bugger, work Saturday, golf match Sunday. I managed to get Saturday off and the ticket and camping was booked and finally on was on my way up in torrential rain however this was not going to be a straight forward trip to the east coast via A38, M1, M18 etc. I headed long the A50 to Long Eaton and then up to Attenborough as a White-winged Black Tern was present and would be a nice addition to the year list. After pulling up and parking the bird was showing on the lake next to the visitor centre but was showing better around by the sailing club. An hour later and I'd had good views of the bird plus some distant photos.
Back n the road and three hours later I was at Spurn, tent up, booked into sea watching and a migration walk and then I had a couple of hours spare so I went up to the sea watching hide. Several Manx Shearwaters, Bonxies, Gannets and Fulmars were all that showed.


  1. Nice Blog Su sounds like you had a good time now back to work Ha Ha :)

  2. Yeah, good time Rob but back to work now :( but only for a couple of days then a week off :). ;)

  3. On Holiday Again its all Drinking Fishing Bird Watching for Some :) :)