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Interestingly, the Pallas's Grasshopper Warbler at Spurn had a fat score that seemed to indicate that it wasn't necessarily a new arrival and it perhaps occurred during the previous 'fall' further north-east and worked it's way down

(Cheers for the info Tom )

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It happened yesterday: PG Tips at Spurn (not for me though). East coast looks promising this week.

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Paul Cliff wrote:

nice report mel!

so, to spurn or not to spurn, that is the question; except there's only one answer!

when's it gonna be, warfy?







Looking at the current weather forecast Paul tomorrow would be a good bet!
Shame im stuck in work til weekend.

Im glad Melanie was treated to some excellent views of Wrynecks doing what Wrynecks do best, feeding on a patch of bare soil sticking there tongues out and seeing two sat next to each other on the same branch was rather nicesmile.gif

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nice report mel!

so, to spurn or not to spurn, that is the question; except there's only one answer!

when's it gonna be, warfy?

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Saturday morning till 7pm (ish).
Simon and l booked a trip on The Yorkshire Belle off Bridlington,we arrived only to be greeted with news that we wouldn't be sailing for another 2 hours!! we soon cheered up as just over the roof tops but flying away,was a Honey Buzzard (L)biggrin.gif,once we'd gotten over that suprise Simon found one right above our heads,soaring slowly showing immaculate underwings.Approx' noon we got on the boat,and then the 'kiss of death' started before we'd even left as it took the captain an astonishing 20 minutes to get out of the harbourhmm.gif and when he finally did it,around of applause filled the air from very relieved passengers .Out to sea our bad luck stayed with us,fog set in and that was that!! Lots of Gulls enticed by the 'chum',the occasional Fulmar,and Great Skua but that was all......the boat came back early which delighted me as l was wrestling with sea-sickness and Simon had to listen to a very depressing captain droning on about the declining sea-birds in and around Yorkshire,for the enitire trip!!
On land our luck changed we went straight to Flamborough Head and as we were getting out of the car the fog lifted revealing a Marsh Harrier flying in off the sea.....then other birders were watching a juv' Little Stint,in a pool just off the car park but we were heading for the Wrynecks biggrin.gif(L) that were on some brambles.These birds were showing wonderfully l was 'blown away',two birds sat together then feeding separately,also in the same bush was Whitethroat and 4 Whinchat and a juv Stonechat.
After this we watched the juv' Little Stint,again showing very well almost behaving for us,incredible detail on him and l was suprised by his size....teenyaww.gif
Along with everyone else we were then enticed by the 'rumour' of a Booted Warbler in a nearby field,nets were set up,cameras and scopes were poised but only a Garden Warbler showedcry.gif Finally a walk up n down Old Fall Plantation revealed a Pied Flycatcher,two Female and Male Redstarts (L) in the hedges and also two Spotted Flycatchers living up to their names,and eleven or twelve Whinchats on the fields,and we finshed off with a brief glimpse of a Sparrowhawksmile.gif
Thanks for driving (again) Simon and for the invite,briiliant day,great company oh and yummy chips biggrin.gif X

-- Edited by Melanie Beckford at 13:25, 2008-09-14

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