Wednesday 28 September 2022

BBVI 2022 September 28th Waders and Scarce Birds inc. BIGBY nebie - a Lapland Bunting


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September 28th 2022

Summary  Staying at the wonderful Spurn Bird Observatory, seawatching was curtailed by news of a Lapland Bunting. Seen, this was another BIGBY new bird for my 2022 list, bringing me one closer to Ponc Feliu Latorre, The Spaniard's total. An hour spent wader watching was delightful. Afternoon spent watching Wryneck and Yellow-browed Warbler before trying to find a reported Sabine's Gull at Sammy's.

Location : Spurn Head Seawatching Hide,

Weather : Sunny intervals, fresh NW 20mph +, 6C - 12C

Time : 6.45 am to 10.30 am.

Details :

Day starts with seawatch from seawatching hide.

My notes list –

Arctic Skua  At least 3 individuals blogging

Red-throated Diver      30 south, 4 north

Gannet    34 south, 11 north

Common Tern   20 north

Sandwich Tern    7 north

Auk sp.   15

Cormorant 5 south

Wigeon   17 south

Common Scoter 6 south 

Ebird site details :

Report of a Lapland Bunting at 10.00 am!

Walked down the breech to the south end of it, to find a very confiding Lapland Bunting. BIGBY bird number 271, an expected but welcome addition to my bird list for 2022.  

Spent an hour watching as waders came into roost at high tide.

Back to seawatching hide for another hours watching but very little seen. Great fun though with two birders listening to a few 80s pop songs :

Afternoon Birding 

A Wryneck in a garden over the road from the Bird Observatory had me leaving the cricket!

and then I went to look at the reported nearby Yellow-browed Warbler again.

Evening Birdwatch at Sammy’s

Weather : clear skies until dusk. Almost no wind

Time : 5.00 to 6.15 am

Details :

Report of a Sabine’s Gull, seen departing Kilnsea Wetlands and heading towards Sammy’s, Had me cycling there and spending the time searching the area for it.

Thousand or so Golden Plover flew over, a Spotted Flycatcher was in the first paddock but no sign of the Sabine’s.

My BIGBY – Big Green Big Year list 2022    271

Ponc Feliu Latorre, The Spaniard’s, BIGBY list stands at . . .      277

This year's BIGBY, Big Green Big Year European competition has seen a number of Green Birders listing across Europe and here are the top 32, as of the 25th :

One of the main reasons I Green Bird is to try and raise money for charity.

This year I am supporting two of my favourite charities; one for children of today, the other for children of the future. 


Acorns Children’s Hospice

Acorns is a superb charity, with three hospices, one in Birmingham, one in Walsall and another in Worcester.

Money raised so far 

£2,222 plus Gift aid


My support for the RSPB goes back to my first Biking Birder adventure, back in 2010.


£1,439 plus gift aid

Total raised with gift aid


Money raised per day in 2022


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