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01 June 2020

Watches: 0630-0910.

It was a good start to the month and maybe a bit expected, what with a small influx having taken place, but a nice female RED-FOOTED FALCON was very welcome anyway spending an hour in the area, then headed off high south with a Hobby. Other bits moving today were 36 Common Scoter, 5 Gannet, 5 Cormorant, 2 Lesser Black-backed Gull, 2 Swift, 56...

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SBOT Lockdown Quiz no.4 European Wildlife

Looking for something to do this weekend? We've now launched our European Wildlife quiz for you to have a go at.

There are 30 top quality questions all about European Wildlife, the prize for the best score? An copy of James Lowens '52 European Wildlife Weekends

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Prize Draw Winners

After a lot of playing around with spreadsheets and random number generators! We now have the 25 winners from the prize draw. Many thanks to all those who took part, your support really means a lot to us!

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A Request from Spurn Bird Observatory – Update 13th May 2020

After the government’s announcement on Sunday evening (10th May 2020), regarding planning a route out of the current lockdown, we would like to confirm that Spurn Bird Observatory's business operations still remain CLOSED until further notice. This includes the Observatory building, car park and all three caravan sites....

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Observatory Work

Spurn Bird Observatory is Britain’s most exciting east coast birding location and has provided accommodation for nearly sixty years for thousands of people who enjoy watching birds and other wildlife.

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We can offer a fresh modern hostel-style accommodation for 13 guests. With impressive views over the Humber estuary, the Spurn Bird Observatory building is situated in Kilnsea, at the northern end of the Spurn Peninsula.

Our accommodation consists of three bedrooms upstairs, with three single beds in the back room and three single beds and one bunk bed in the two front rooms, one downstairs bedroom with two single beds, two bathrooms upstairs each with a toilet/washbasin and shower cubicle.

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Support us

As our membership base has grown particularly in recent years this has enabled us to increase the amount of work we do as an Observatory, creating habitat for birds on our land in the Obs Garden, Church Field and Corner Field, improving the annual Spurn Wildlife report and building a log cabin in the Obs garden to accommodate volunteers for years to come.

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Youth Engagement

Spurn Bird Observatory has a long standing tradition of supporting young people with a keen interest in birding, ringing, and all things ornithological.

Over the years, many birders have spent time at the Obs in their younger days, where they have been encouraged to hone their skills and experience and develop a life-long passion for birds. Many have continued to return year after year, becoming ‘regulars’ and ‘Friends of Spurn’, whose love of Spurn draws them back frequently to witness all that the amazing birding year has to offer.

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