Wednesday, 12 June 2013

swift response!

After a quiet weekend Spurn went into overload today when a Pacific Swift made its way south at around 08.45. Just a handful of observers gathered at 'Numpties' were able to witness it as it passed eventually through not too far from the net - Deja vu! It was the first real day of Swift passage this year with several thousand moving through. If this was the same Pacific Swift that has been seen there before then it is a little early, about a year to be precise as there seemed to have been a pattern of every three years forming prior to this. Later in the day a Spoonbill flew south and a  Red-necked Phalarope made a brief visit to the pools in Holderness Fields.

Below are a selection of Ian Smith's shots of 'the swift' - try to enjoy!

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