Trip reports

Outing to Spurn Point on 22nd October 2017

Outing to Spurn Point on 22nd October 2017
Robert Haigh Publicity

Tuesday, 7 November 2017

The coach left Huddersfield at 8.30 arriving at Spurn at 10.30, the weather was cold and very windy. The coach dropped most people off at Kilnsea Wetlands where a Little stint was to be seen along with Dunlin.
The group walked through Kilnsea wetlands onto Spurn Point were despite of the wind or maybe because of it a large number of birds were to be seen. A Black red start was spotted fliting around on the beach and for those that were lucky enough to view this at the right time a short eared owl was seen flying over the sea. A good number of waders were seen on the point including Ringed Plover, Grey Plover, Turnstone, Curlew, Bar-tailed and Black tailed Godwit and Red Shank. In the trees around the church a Yellow browed warbler could be viewed along with a group of Gold crests. Brambling was also seen by a lucky few nearby. Over the sea Mediterranean Gull, Common Gull, kittiwake, Guillemot, Gannets and Red throated diver were seen along with Common Scoter and Velvet Scoter. The group could see the new visitor centre being built which looks very in keeping with its surroundings and look forward to using it on our next visit.
The coach departed at 5 o'clock arriving back at Springwood Car Park at 7.15pm