East Yorkshire RSPB Field Trip to Kilnsea 12th November 2023

Twelve of us assembled in the Bluebell car park for the Kilnsea visit. Before we started the Spurn radio told us that a Spotted Flycatcher had been seen in the churchyard trees. This is the latest record of a Spotted Flycatcher at Spurn ever! We made our way along Kilnsea Lane towards the church. We didn’t find it in the churchyard, but Gayna found it on the opposite side of the road!

Unfortunately the tide was very low so all the waders were a long way out, so we saw all the common waders, but at a distance. Starlings were seen in groups all over the triangle, as they had been recorded arriving in huge numbers that morning. In the afternoon we went to Kilnsea Wetlands where there was a good range of duck and some Brent Geese flew in as well. An Avocet was seen on the wetlands too.

In total we saw 53 species of birds on a good dry day.

Gill Reid