Monday, 19 July 2010

Passing The Narrows

Taking a day off from suffering with the pollen and unwelcome encounters with East Yorkshire's huge Horsefly and Cleg population, I decided to spend a few hours at The Narrows at Spurn.

A trickle of birds moving over 4 hours mid-late afternoon all south (unless stated): 1 Grey Heron, 3 Manx Shearwater, 1 Curlew Sandpiper (among the small numbers of Dunlin and Knot flying south) several Whimbrel, 15 Common Tern, 15 Little Tern and 33 Sandwich, a few Swift, 18 Swallow and 100+ Sand Martin. The tide was on the way out on the Humber, and coupled with the strong wind I didn't pay much attention.

A handful of butterflies around made up of Small Whites, Large Whites, a Peacock and 3 Small Tortoiseshell, with a couple of Porpoise and a Grey Seal slightly brightening the quietness.

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