I hadn't been to Spurn for a long time, and it has hardly changed at all. The old lighthouse is still a terrific building:
I headed down to the point early in the day. It was fairly quiet, with the exception of a good number of Fieldfare heading south. Most continued on down the point and out over the Humber estuary towards Lincolnshire.
A pair of Sparrowhawks were present at the Point, clearly taking advantage of some weary migrants such as this female Blackbird which would have made an easy catch:
As with a lot of birds present, the Sparrowhawks were ringed too!:
Back up at Kilnsea a Pallas's Warbler couldn't be located, but whilst looking in the Churchyard I came across a Firecrest. It was seen on and off throughout the day. One of the most difficult birds to photograph, these speedy things never stop moving:
Later in the day it was refound along the road, when it suddenly dropped down behind the hedge at the Villa. It had dropped straight into a mist net and was soon pulled out for ringing:
The smallest British bird, its tiny size was particularly evident in the hand:
A nice Lesser Redpoll also found its way into the nets:
Thanks to the ringers for showing the birds before release.