Monday, 22 October 2012

Spurn sets the Ring-tone!

Short-eared Owl at Spurn, Ron Marshall
Mist and light north-easterlies along the coast saw the long awaited great arrival today. Spurn's numbers were always likely to stand out, among which were 57 Ring Ouzels, 21,000 + Redwings, nearly 10,000 Fieldfares, 800 Goldcrests, a record 2,675 Brambling and 20 Black Redstarts. Also seen there today were Richard's Pipit, Yellow-browed Warbler, Hawfinch, Lap' Bunting and a Storm Petrel. Most other sites had lesser numbers of the commoner species listed above but surrounding east coast County's had the likes of Olive-backed Pipit, Red-flanked Bluetail and Dusky Warbler. It doesn't take a genius to make this prediction but - surely tomorrow?

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