Trip reports

RSPB Outing to Spurn Point on 20/10/2019

RSPB Outing to Spurn Point on 20/10/2019
Robert Haigh

Thursday, 31 October 2019

The coach left Huddersfield at 8.30 arriving at Spurn at 10.30, the weather was mostly fine and pleasant with only the odd shower and a light wind. The coach dropped most people off at Kilnsea Wetlands where Whooper Swan, Mediterranean Gull, Avocet and Bar tailed Godwit were seen. The group walked through Kilnsea wetlands onto Spurn Point. A good number of waders were seen on the point including Ringed Plover, Grey Plover, Knott, Turnstone, Curlew, Red Shank, Oystercatcher, Snipe and Common Sandpiper. Over the sea Common Gull, kittiwake, Guillemot, Gannets, Arctic Skua and Razorbill were seen along with Common Scoter and Velvet Scoter. Other Highlights of the day included Red start, Yellow Hammer, Brent Geese Brambling, Long tailed duck, Wheatear, Stone Chat and large numbers of Red Wing, Many of the rare migrants that had been reported in the previous days remained elusive, however Over 85 species of bird were seen by the group a good number by anyone's reckoning and shows what an amazing spot for bird watching Spurn is. The coach departed at 5 o'clock arriving back at Springwood Car Park at 7.15pm 30 people attended the trip at a cost of £20 each.