Trip reports

RSPB Outing to Spurn Point on 23/09/2018

Hobby chasing dragonflies
RSPB images

Sunday, 7 October 2018

The coach left Huddersfield at 8.30 arriving at Spurn at 10.30. There had been a forecast for terrible weather but fortunately for us the storm seemed to have moved south so for most of the day the weather was fine and not too windy. The coach dropped most people off at Kilnsea Wetlands where a number of waders were to be seen including Dunlin, Ringed plover, Grey Plover and Curlew Sandpiper. It was also nice to see a Wheatear. The group walked from the Kilnsea Wetlands onto Spurn Point where we were looking forward to seeing the new visitor centre which was under construction on our last visit but is now complete. The views from the centre were splendid and there were a large number of House sparrows on the bird feeders.
There was some successful sea watching to be had from the sea hide. Birds seen included Great Skua, Mediterranean Gull, Common Gull, Kittiwake, Sandwich Tern, Common Tern, Pomarine Skua, Red Throated Diver Fulmar, Manx and Sooty Shearwater and Gannet. A number of Snipe were to be seen in the scrape hide. Other birds spotted included Tree Sparrows, Stonechat, Linnet, Siskin, Hobby, Buzzard and a large number of Kestrels. An enjoyable day's bird watching was had by all