Monday, 18 October 2021

Spurn Point, East Yorkshire and Gravel Pits in Nott's, Nottinghamshire, Britain.

Back to Yorkshire and a new species for us all.
Trip to Uk, Day Sixteen.
Two-barred (Greenish) Warbler (Mosquitero patigris / Phylloscopus plumbeitarsus).
I arrived at Sharon and John's and we were soon on our way North again but this time we were heading for Spurn Point, a site I have not been to for many years but the chance of a Two-barred (Greenish) Warbler (Mosquitero patigris / Phylloscopus plumbeitarsus) was too much to resist.
We arrived and there were a few birders there but the bird was showing on and off so we got into a spot which looked good and waited, John and Sharon were slightly more into the woodland and had seen the bird quite quickly so I change my spot and went out onto the road and looked into the woods from the outside as there were far less people.
Two-barred (Greenish) Warbler (Mosquitero patigris / Phylloscopus plumbeitarsus).
After a while of watching the Hawthorns and Sycamore's it came into view for just a few seconds but while it was there I had a good view all on my own. Later I moved into the wood a bit more but from the opposite end to where I had been before and ended up getting severl more good sightings and a few record shots.
As I was walking around the wood I also saw House Sparrow (Gorrión Común / Passer domesticus), Barn Swallow (Golondrina Común / Hirundo rustica) x3, Blue (Herrerillo Común / Parus caeruleus) and Great Tit (Carbonera Común / Parus major), Pied Wagtail (Lavandera Blanca / Montacilla yarrellii), Goldfinch (Jilguero / Carduelis carduelis), Meadow Pipit (Bisbita Pratense / Anthus pratensis) and just down the road on the coast we added Bar-tailed Godwit (Aguja Colipinta / Limosa lapponica), Common Redshank (Archibebe Común / Tringa totanus), Dunlin (Correlimos Común / Calidris alpina), Grey Plover (Chorlito Gris / Pluvialis squatarola), Shelduck (Tarro Blanco / Tadoma tadorna), Dark-bellied Brent Geese (Barnacla Carinegra / Branta bernicla), Eurasian Curlew (Numenius arquata) and a couple of Northern Gannets (Alcatraz Atlántico / Morus bassanus) out to sea.
Two-barred (Greenish) Warbler (Mosquitero patigris / Phylloscopus plumbeitarsus).
We started to head back south but we diverted of to some Gravelpits in Nottinghamshire where a
Baird's Sandpiper (Correlimos de Baird / Calidris bairdii) had been reported on and off but today it was not going to be seen by us which was a shame as it would have been a second lifer for Sharon.
However we did see Greylag (Ansar Común / Anser anser), Canada (Barnacla Canadiense /Branta canadensis) and Pink-footed Geese (Ánsar Piquicorto / Anser brachyrhynchus), Mute Swan (Cisne Vulgar / Cygnus olor), Little (Garceta Común / Egreeta garzetta) and 8x Great Egrets (Garceta Grande / Egretta alba), Grey Heron (Garza Real / Ardea cinerea), Mallard (Anade Azulón / Anas platyrhynchos), Common Pochard (Porrón Común / Aythya ferina), Gadwall (Anade Friso / Anas strepera), Eurasian Teal (Cerceta Común / Anas crecca), Eurasian Wigeon (Sibón Europeo / Anas penelope), Northern Lapwing (Avefria Europea / Vanellus vanellus), Black-tailed Godwit (Aguja Colinegra / Limosa limosa), Ruff (Combatiente / Philomachus pugnax), Common Buzzard (Busardo Ratonero / Buteo buteo), Black-headed (Gaviota Riedora / Larus ridibundus), Herring Gull (Gaviota Argéntea Europea / Larus argentatus) and a probable Yellow-legged Gull (Gaviota Patiamarilla / Larus Michahellis).
Two-barred (Greenish) Warbler (Mosquitero patigris / Phylloscopus plumbeitarsus).
Again another superb day with good friends and birds.

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