Posted: 26 August 2021
Spurn Wildlife 2020 is here! We took delivery from Swallowtail Print today and we are delighted with the results.
Many thanks to our residential autumn volunteers who couldn't go for 'the plover' until we had unloaded and unboxed 1000+ reports...
Friends of Spurn 2020 members can collect their copy...Read more
Posted: 23 August 2021
We are very pleased to announce that we are now the official owners of the fields behind Cliff Farm thanks to a huge fundraising effort earlier this year....Read more
Posted: 20 August 2021
Going forward this autumn, individuals can book a bed in any of our shared hostel-style rooms, which they may be sharing with other guests. A pillow and mattress cover are provided but guests must bring their own bedding, except in the downstairs room where bedding is provided. Full information about the Observatory accommodation options can be found here, but a quick run down of rates etc. follows below.Read more
Posted: 19 August 2021
Avid followers of UK Motus expansion know that Spurn Bird Observatory was one of the first bird observatories in the country to acquire a Motus receiver. This was installed in 2019 and has been ‘listening’ for tagged birds and bats flying over from the continent since then. Sadly, probably related to the location of tag deployments in Germany and the Netherlands, it hasn’t detected any.
Luckily, at the beginning of 2021, we were given permission to tag European Blackcaps...Read more
Posted: 16 August 2021
With the autumn starting to kick into action we're putting back on our guided walks every Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday and ringing demonstrations every saturday in Church Field...Read more
Posted: 16 August 2021
We're excited to say that finally, Spurn Wildlife 30 (2020) is with the printers and should be delivered to the Obs' on 27th August....Read more
Posted: 10 August 2021
A great (damp!) night was had by all at the Friends of Spurn BBQ. A bird wings quiz provided by Rich Swales was a good break to use our brains between the burgers and beers, and through donations, and another classic Exley raffle, £400 was raised for the Obs'. Thanks to all who came or donated prizes - it was so good to all be back together.Read more
Posted: 02 August 2021
Autumn is fast approaching at the colony, with numbers of Little Terns consistently lower than in last month. The end of July brought a peak of 134 Little terns on 23rd July, whereas now our daily peaks are typically around 20 birds. The first chick fledged on the 24th July and by mid-August the majority have now fledged and are seen flying around the colony.Read more
Thanks to all the many photographers who allow us to use their images on this site, in particular Dave McAleavey, Martin Standley, Mike Watson, Richard Willison.