The next few days I were fairly quiet just adding a few year ticks for the Patchwork Challenge that I'm doing at Spurn this year, Marsh Harrier, Little Gull and Pintail being the pick of the crop. Caught up with the 1w Black Brant on the 8th and a Grey Phalarope was a nice surprise on the 9th flying north past the seawatching hide, first 6 points of the year.
Recent work has included clearing vegetation in church field, taking down the viewing screen and building a new duck trap which will hopefully catch us some Teal.
Made a trip up north to see the Yellow-rumped Warbler where after only 5 mins on site we received the news that there had been a Fea's Petrel messing about off Spurn for nearly 10 mins! Hopefully this bird is lingering/wintering in the north sea and I'll get another chance to see it!
Had an afternoon in York gulling being quite productive with the 3w Kumlien's being seen, cracking bird!
|Kumlien's courtesy of Adam Hutt|