Monday, 17 October 2016

SPURNADO!!! (third time still lucky).

This autumn I have mostly been doing Spurn 
(and it's beginning to show).

I jest of course as this is actually a photo of  a character from the 90's sketch show
'The Fast Show' and the caption is a play upon his catchphrase. It seems that I am
currently enjoying something of a trip down memory lane within my references,
I must apologize, and I'm sure, in time, it will pass.

Just to recap...
I spent five days at the end of September staying at the new observatory and it
was a tad windy for the most part, Jean the ferocious landlady yes? 

Rustic Bunting, Arctic Warbler and a very confiding Bluethroat in the company
of The Mauve Hawk and Tezzer??

Well would you blooming well believe it if I told you that I was only back there again this last weekend dog garn it!!

After drooling over photos of the UK's first ever Siberian Accentor last week on Shetland, one only goes and turns up at Easington Spurn, it follows an unprecedented influx of the species in to europe this autumn with (at the time of one finger typing) four being found so far in the UK.

Siberian Accentor please view at 1080p HD
Siberian Accentor courtesy of the Mauve Hawk.

There was also a very good supporting cast including a Dusky 
and Pallas's Warbler, Olive-backed Pipit, Shorelark, a lovely little Firecrest, loads of Ring Ouzels and Brambling, Redstarts, Pied Fly and even a low flying Woodcock.

Please view at 1080p HD

Confiding Shorelark courtesy of  the Black Audi Birder.
Below: the twitching throng. 

Whatever next!? 
Oxfordshires newest warden and our county recorder playing hooky!

Me  and Clackers even made the national press lovey!!




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