Tuesday 27 September 2022

BBVI 2022 Spurn Head September 27th


September 27th 2022

Location : Spurn Head Seawatching Hide,

Weather : Cloudy, occ. shower offshore, fresh NW 20mph +, 6C - 12C

Time : 6.45 am to 12.00 noon.

Details :

Day starts with seawatch from seawatching hide.

My notes list –

Sooty Shearwater 2 north before 7.00 am

Manx Shearwater 1 north

Arctic Skua  At least 5 individuals blogging

Bonxie 1 south

Skua sp.  One heading south, distant

Red-throated Diver      27 south, 26 north

Gannet    88 south, 69 north

Common Tern   26 north

Sandwich Tern    7 north

Guillemot    2

Auk sp.   5

Cormorant 3 north, 5 south

Shelduck 3 north

Wigeon   5 north

Eider 3 south

Common Scoter 7 south

Pink-footed Geese 39 south, 16 north

Whooper Swan 7 heading to Humber over Kilnsea.

Peregrine 1 north

Ebird checklist :


Ebird site details : https://ebird.org/hotspots?hs=L5860612&yr=all&m=

Afternoon Walk    1.00 - 2.30 pm

Around Churchfield, the churchyard, Kew and Sykes. The highlight of the walk was reasonably good views of a Yellow-browed Warbler.

Evening Seawatch

Weather : clear skies until dusk.Then thunder storm from the west, which cut off the electricity all over the area. Light Westerly.

Time : 5.15 to 6.45 am

Details :

Very few birds passing – very few!

Red-throated Diver 1 south and 2 north

Arctic Skua – one dark juvenile passing north and 35 minutes later, passing south.

Bonxie 1 south went over breech into Humber

Gannet 8 north, 1 south

Little Gull 1 north

Guillemot 1 sitting on the sea close in drifting south

(A Sooty Shearwater was seen by Steve Davies heading north at 16:20)

Ebird checklist : https://ebird.org/hotspot/L5860612

Migrant Hawker by Pallas' Pond

Roe Deer opposite Church


Approaching thunderstorm 

My BIGBY – Big Green Big Year list 2022    270

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


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