Wednesday, November 4, 2009

4th November,2009.

An early start (0600 hours) with a trip through to Spurn Point Bird Observatory, east of Hull, and on the most south east point of Yorkshire. The weather in Sheffield was foul with heavy rain but all this improved as we travelled eastwards and, eventually, we had a pleasant day.

All in all we had nothing of particular significance but, nonetheless, had a good day! Odd late Chiffchaff, good views of a whole variety of waders, some sea passage of Common Scoter and Pink footed Goose, a female Sparrowhawk arriving over the sea from Continental Europe and clearly being close to collapse, and, generally, taking time to visit a whole series of different areas was really enjoyable. At the end of the day managed to meet up with past friends and colleagues staying at the Obsevatory from which arose the inevitable crack, wit and exchange of stories that provided an apt end to a very fulfilling day visiting an area I first set foot on in 1958!

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