Barn Owl
Blackbird
Blackcap
Black-headed Gull
Black Redstart
Blue Tit
Brambling
Bullfinch
Buzzard
Carrion Crow
Chaffinch
Chiffchaff
Coal Tit
Collared Dove
Common Gull
Coot
Crested Tit
Crossbill
Cuckoo
Dunnock
Feral Pigeon
Fieldfare
Garden Warbler
Goldcrest
Goldfinch
Goshawk
Great Black-backed Gull
Great Spotted Woodpecker
Great Tit
Greenfinch
Green Woodpecker
Grey Heron
Grey Partridge
Grey Wagtail
Hawfinch
Herring Gull
Hoopoe
House Martin
House Sparrow
Jackdaw
Jay
Kestrel
Kingfisher
Lapwing
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Lesser Spotted Woodpecker
Lesser Whitethroat
Linnet
Little Owl
Long-eared Owl
Long-tailed Tit
Magpie
Mallard
Marsh Tit
Meadow Pipit
Mistle Thrush
Moorhen
Nightingale
Nuthatch
Peregrine
Pheasant
Pied Flycatcher
Pied Wagtail
Quail
Raven
Red Kite
Red-legged Partridge
Redpoll
Redstart
Redwing
Reed Bunting
Ring-necked Parakeet
Robin
Rook
Sand Martin
Serin
Short-eared Owl
Siskin
Skylark
Song Thrush
Sparrowhawk
Spotted Flycatcher
Starling
Stock Dove
Stonechat
Swallow
Swift
Tawny Owl
Treecreeper
Tree Sparrow
Turtle Dove
Waxwing
Whinchat
Whitethroat
Willow Tit
Willow Warbler
Wood Pigeon
Wren
Yellow Wagtail
Yellowhammer

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YWT Spurn Point

Spurn Point is owned by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and is arguably one of the best places in Britain for rarities and is the main reason the first bird observatory was established here.

Spurn is a spit of land stretching from into the mouth of the Humber estuary from the north. The habitats are mainly sandy and muddy shores and scrub, including sea buckthorn, hawthorn, elder and sycamore, but also farmland with ditches and hedgerows.

My visits have been in the autumn with the hope of seeing some of these rarities. Alas, I'm neither expert enough nor lucky enough to have done so, but the number of species that can be seen here is still impressive.

Here is a list of the birds I've seen on several autumnal visits.

What You Might See
Arctic Skua
Arctic Tern
Bar-tailed Godwit
Blackbird
Blackcap
Black-headed Gull
Black Redstart
Blue Tit
Brambling
Brent Goose
Carrion Crow
Chaffinch
Chiffchaff
Collared Dove
Common Buzzard
Common Eider
Common Gull
Common Scoter
Common Tern
Coot
Cormorant
Curlew
Dunlin
Dunnock
Fieldfare
Gannet
Goldcrest
Golden Plover
Goldfinch
Great Black-backed Gull
Great Crested Grebe
Great Tit
Greenfinch
Greenshank
Grey Plover
Herring Gull
House Martin
House Sparrow
Jackdaw
Kestrel
Kingfisher
Kittiwake
Knot
Lapwing
Lesser Black-backed Gull
Little Grebe
Little Owl
Little Stint
Linnet
Magpie
Mallard
Meadow Pipit
Merlin
Moorhen
Mute Swan
Oystercatcher
Peregrine
Pheasant
Pied Flycatcher
Pied Wagtail
Pink-footed Goose
Pintail
Red-backed Shrike
Redshank
Redstart
Redwing
Reed Bunting
Reed Warbler
Ringed Plover
Robin
Rook
Sand Martin
Sanderling
Sandwich Tern
Scaup
Shelduck
Siskin
Skylark
Sparrowhawk
Spotted Redshank
Starling
Stonechat
Swallow
Teal
Tree Sparrow
Tufted Duck
Turnstone
Wheatear
Whimbrel
Wigeon
Willow Warbler
Wood Pigeon
Woodcock
Wren
Yellow-browed Warbler


Last revision: 21 Feb 2015
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