I was also hoping that it would bring in one or two rarities,such was the strength of the wind.Yellow browed warblers had been recorded in excellent nos,so everything was going to plan.Redwing had began to arrive on our coasts with hundreds of song thrush and blackbirds,all coming for the autumn berries which would be their staple diet for the next few months!
October on Spurn always draws crowds of birders from far and wide,if there is a better place to go in mainland britain to enjoy migration at close hand,then I would like to know,its an absolute mecca!
Some cracking birds began to filter through the grapevine,one such was this Red Breasted Flycatcher below!This was discovered at Easington cemetery,high up in the sycamores!
|The bird was flitting about the many headstones that were in the cemetery,but always kept its distance!|
|Sometimes it flew down to ground level to search for insects and flies.It was only on show a few hrs after being located and when dusk approached it wasn,t seen again!|
|Again the Red breasted Flycatcher showed well!|