A 4:30am start saw my friend Phil and I heading to Spurn on the East coast. Arriving just after 7am we found our first good bird within minutes. A Spotted Flycatcher, which was joined briefly by a Redstart in the hedge.
Overhead was a constant stream of hirundines and hundreds of Meadow Pipits. Warblers were in very good supply, with Reed, Willow, Whitethroat, and Sedge in various places.
Some good sea watching turned up a couple for the year list in Black Tern and Red-throated Diver.
A Mediterranean Gull in a field was nice to see and there were plenty of waders on the mud flats. One that got away though was a Wood Sandpiper that was taken by a Peregrine moments before I could get into the hide. With 70 different species seen in the day though, I couldn't really complain, but I did feel a bit gutted about that Wood Sand. :(
This Sedge Warbler was in hand after being ringed and soon after released.
A Small Tortoiseshell butterfly was one of many seen on the day.
Starlings were starting to gather on the power lines. A sure sign that Autumn is just around the corner.
A small party of Northern Wheatear were in this ploughed field at Kilnsea.
A Yellow Wagtail spent a lot of its preening in the sunshine.
So beautiful photos.ReplyDelete
Nice butterfly photo, and lovely birds!ReplyDelete
And isn't it amazing how a yellow bird makes an ordinary fence special
Lovely images here as always.ReplyDelete
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Hello, pretty variety of birds and photos.ReplyDelete
Amazing bird photographs!ReplyDelete
The birds are wonderful -- and of course I'd be thrilled to see even half of those species. The butterfly is amazing -- they almost never hold still for me.ReplyDelete
Such precious creatures! Excellent pictures.ReplyDelete
The starling is a cool bird!ReplyDelete
Lovely birds and butterfly. I hope the birds will not eat that one!ReplyDelete
Oh, what pretty little critters! I love all the birds that you share with us. Their colors are stunning.ReplyDelete
Awww lovely creatures! #photofridayReplyDelete
Wonderful photos . Nothing like nature photography is there ? I love it to !ReplyDelete
Very nice sightings and I love the way the grass looks in the background of this last photo! Nice!ReplyDelete
Hello Adam, great sighting and pretty birds. Wonderful photos. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!ReplyDelete
As much as birds are my thing I also love the surroundingsReplyDelete
Glad you got some time to get the bird and butterfly photos... MichelleReplyDelete
Wow...a fabulous array of some of UK's beauties!! You two got to see a lot of different birds. Awesome.ReplyDelete
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Gorgeous images, Adam!ReplyDelete
What a lovely selection of photos for #AnimalTalesReplyDelete