Spurn Bird Observatory

Easter at Spurn

02 March 2014

Easter is very late this year falling on the 18th-21st April, smack bang in the middle of brilliant Spring passage.

This is the time to see grounded migrants such as Black Redstart, Willow Warbler and Wheatears along the peninsula, sometimes in Large numbers, but overhead passage is often more spectacular and depending on the wind direction you could see good numbers of Arctic, Common, Sandwich and Black Terns, Meadow Pipits, Finches and flava Wagtails can be very obvious as they move through and regular Marsh Harrier, Buzzards and Sparrowhawks passing over can be expected.

Scarce and rare birds are a feature at this time of year and this period in recent years has produced White Stork, Common Crane, White tailed Eagle, Montagu’s Harrier, Rough legged Buzzard, Collared Pratincole, Caspian Tern, Red rumped Swallow, Alpine Swift, Rock Thrush, Citrine Wagtail and Savi’s Warbler.

As you can see Spurn can be incredible at this time of year, So if you have nothing planned for the bank holiday this Easter or you are a student with a week or two free, maybe you’d like to be part of it? We have recently re-opended the Warren Cottage for accommodation and will will be happy to take your booking. Prices are £9 per night (£13 for non friends of Spurn members) and we now have a wood burning stove in the common room and last year had a new kitchen fitted which will help to make your stay more comfortable.

Please call Paul at Kew Villa on 01964 650479 if you would like further information or to make a booking.

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