From Sunday 22nd SeptemberCarrying on with our day out yesterday we went for some lunch just South of Withensea.
Afterwards we travelled a few miles to Spurn Point, which is just beyond Kilnsea, a well
known spot for birders wanting to see birds on their migration route.There are a couple of
Nature Reserves which are run by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Spurn point itself is a narrow
strip of land which runs out into the North Sea & the Humber Estuary.
When we arrived the sun had warmed things up to 23°C, we couldn't get along the track to
the end of the point as the sea had washed sand across the track.We parked near the YWT
visitor centre & walked along, seeing plenty of waders on the mud flats of the estuary.These
included Redshank,Dunlin,Curlew,Golden Plover & Ringed Plover with several Little Egrets
also about. We also spotted a Wheatear moving through, further out on the mud flats was a
1,000+ Golden Plover & another flock of 2,000+ birds was likley to be Knot or Dunlin, they
certainly were a great spectacle when they took flight.
|Little Egret & Redshank|
|more Golden Plover|
|Flock of Golden Plover on the mud flats|
|Humber Estuary mud flats|
|Lighthouse at the end of Spurn Point|