|Location of Spurn point on the Humber Estuary|
However, we did do a lot better with the weather than expected as we had sunshine which had not been promised so it ended up quite warm.
From the car park and in fact all day there were a lot of Swallows flying round and also a number of House Martins. On one nearby building there was a whole line of House Martin nests just under the eaves along its front and we saw a few birds still entering the nests.
We had Pied Wagtail and later Joan saw a Grey Wagtail; House Sparrow and a number of Starlings were seen through the day.
As we walked along a path, heading for a distant pool all we were seeing were birds such as Blue Tit, Great Tit and Blackbird but we did eventually see Linnet and a few members saw a Wheatear perched on a fence when level with a gap in the hedge.
|Spurn Point from the air|
After we had eaten we planned to drive along to the far end of the “point” but this didn’t work out as the road was closed because it had been damaged due to bad weather.
We then decided to walk part way along the road to see what was on the estuary side but as the tide was out all the birds were spread out over a large area and a lot of the time we were looking into the sunshine so didn’t have a good view of the ones nearer to us.
What we did pick out were Curlew, a number of Golden Plover, Ringed Plover, the odd Turnstone, a lot of Shelduck, 2 Little Egrets and a single Swift flew past us.
A quick check in another usual spot for birds but this again gave us nothing so we decided to head for home as it was a long journey back.
Thanks to Al for organising the trip and of course to Joan and Jim for a safe journey both ways.