Sunday, 16 October 2016

Siberian Accentor at Easington, East Yorkshire

We set off from Suffolk at 2 AM to go to Easington, East Yorkshire to hopefully see the Siberian Accentor a first for mainland Great Britain.

We got there a 6AM, when we got to the site, it was heaving with Birders, when first light broke, they all rushed in, it was chaos.
But about 15 minutes later the local wardens turned up and after a while they organised a queuing system, that worked very well and everyone got to see the bird, which was showing up to 2 metres

(The light was awful, but who cares it was a Mega bird)

After this we took a look around the Spurn area, it was dripping with migrants Short-eared Owl, several Warblers including Dusky, Pallas's, Yellow browed, Radde's, Olive backed Pipit, Shorelark, Common Redstarts, Fieldfares, Redwings, Song Thrushs, Bramblings, Tree Sparrows, hundreds of Goldcrest to name just a few.

I only managed to get photos of a few

Young male Common Redstart

Dusky Warbler


A very distant Brambling

A Great Day and worth the early start

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