Spurn Bird Observatory

Migration Festival

11 September 2013

WOW what a weekend! Judging by the messages on twitter and the feedback we received during the event we think it fair to say that Britain’s first Migration Festival (AKA Mig Fest) was a great success and it surely won’t be the last.

We’d like to thank all who attended we hope you had a great time. We would also like to thank all the volunteers who made such a great event not only possible but run smoothly, we know you enjoyed being part of it but thanks very much for your time and effort.

Andrew and Sue Wells would like to thank everyone who attended for treating their home with respect, they have also really enjoyed the experience.

If you have any comments you would like to pass on then please contact any of the partners in the festival: Spurn Bird Observatory Trust, Yorkshire Wildlife Trust, Birding Frontiers and Westmere Farm.

Here is a full list of the 134 species recorded during the weekend, the more notable species for Spurn in bold.

Mute Swan
Shelduck
Wigeon
Gadwall
Teal
Mallard
Pintail
Garganey
Shoveler
Tufted Duck
Scaup
Eider
Common Scoter
Pheasant
Red-throated Diver
Little Grebe
Great Crested Grebe
Red-necked Grebe
Fulmar
Sooty Shearwater
Manx Shearwater
Balearic Shearwater
Leach’s Petrel
Gannet
Cormorant
Shag
Little Egret
Grey Heron
Marsh Harrier
Sparrowhawk
Common Buzzard
Kestrel
Hobby
Peregrine
Water Rail
Moorhen
Coot
Oystercatcher
Little Ringed Plover
Ringed Plover
Golden Plover
Grey Plover
Lapwing
Knot
Sanderling
Little Stint
Curlew Sandpiper
Purple Sandpiper
Dunlin
Ruff
Snipe
Black-tailed Godwit
Bar-tailed Godwit
Whimbrel
Curlew
Spotted Redshank
Redshank
Greenshank
Green Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper
Turnstone
Pomarine Skua
Arctic Skua
Bonxie
Mediterranean Gull
Little Gull
Black-headed Gull
Common Gull
Lesser B.B.Gull
Yellow-legged Gull
Caspian Gull
Herring Gull
Great B.B.Gull
Kittiwake
Sandwich Tern
Roseate Tern
Common Tern
Arctic Tern
Black Tern
Guillemot
Razorbill
Puffin
Feral Pigeon
Stock Dove
Woodpigeon
Collared Dove
Cuckoo
Swift
Kingfisher
Wryneck
Skylark
Sand Martin
Swallow
House Martin
Tree Pipit
Meadow Pipit
Rock Pipit
Yellow Wagtail
Grey Wagtail
Pied Wagtail
Wren
Dunnock
Robin
Redstart
Whinchat
Wheatear
Blackbird
Song Thrush
Grasshopper Warbler
Sedge Warbler
Reed Warbler
Lesser Whitethroat
Whitethroat
Garden Warbler
Blackcap
Chiffchaff
Willow Warbler
Spotted Flycatcher
Pied Flycatcher
Blue Tit
Great Tit
Red-backed Shrike
Magpie
Rook
Carrion Crow
Starling
House Sparrow
Tree Sparrow
Chaffinch
Greenfinch
Goldfinch
Linnet
Common Rosefinch
Reed Bunting

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