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HIGH­LIGHTS: Spurn logged York­shire’s first Siberian Ac­cen­tor (13th), Red-flanked Blue­tail (5th), Rustic Bunt­ing (6th), Glossy Ibis and Is­abelline Wheatear (17th), two Siberian Stonechats (22nd), Pine Bunt­ing, East­ern Black Red­start and two Red-flanked Blue­tails (25th), and Brown Shrike (31st). An East­ern Crowned War­bler was at Bemp­ton (4th), with a Black-browed Al­ba­tross there (5th). A Rose-coloured Star­ling vis­ited Holmp­ton (4th). A Siberian Stonechat was at Flam­bor­ough (4th), with Pad­dy­field War­bler (12th), Red-flanked Blue­tail (13th) and Pied Wheatear (14th). A Red-flanked Blue­tail was at Grim­ston (9th), with Siberian Stonechat (16th). Hume’s War­blers were at Flam­bor­ough (22nd) and Grim­ston (23rd). BEMP­TON: There was a Green­ish War­bler and Richard’s Pipit (5th), Arc­tic War­bler, Bluethroat and Firecrest (6th), Red-breasted Fly­catcher (8th), Pal­las’s War­bler (12th), two Shore Larks (14th) and a Dusky War­bler (15th). Eight Yel­low-browed War­blers were logged. FLAM­BOR­OUGH: There was a Sabine’s Gull, Long-tailed Skua, Balearic Shear­wa­ter, Lit­tle Egret and Med Gull (1st), Red-breasted Fly­catcher, Richard’s Pipit, Hawfinch and Barred War­bler (2nd), Lit­tle Bunt­ing, 48 Yel­low-browed War­blers, three Po­ma­rine Skuas, Yel­low-legged Gull and two Vel­vet Scot­ers (3rd), Radde’s War­bler and Pal­las’s War­bler (4th), Dusky War­bler (6th), two Great Grey Shrikes (7th). There was an Olive-backed Pipit, two Lit­tle Bunt­ings and two Pal­las’s War­blers (8th), Bluethroat (10th), three Shore Larks and Firecrest (12th), two Dusky War­blers (13th), Great White Egret, three Radde’s War­blers, three Dusky War­blers, two Pal­las’s War­blers and two Richard’s Pip­its (15th), Rough-legged Buz­zard (16th), Red-necked Grebe (19th), Po­ma­rine Skua (20th), Long-tailed Duck (21st), 797 Lit­tle Gulls (24th), four Waxwings (21st), a Wood­lark (24th), six La­p­land Bunt­ings (26th), Rough-legged Buz­zard (27th) and four Great North­ern Divers (29th). SPURN: In an amaz­ing month no fewer than 210 species were recorded and an end­less list of rar­i­ties brought by east­erly winds. There were 32 Yel­low-browed War­blers and a Lit­tle Bunt­ing (3rd), the first of about six, but the first real sign of what lay ahead came on the 5th when the first of five Red-flanked Blue­tails was found. Th­ese in­cluded a stun­ning adult male at the Point (25th). An Olive-backed Pipit (7th) was the first of at least three. Red-breasted Fly­catch­ers peaked at five (8th), and next day the first of nu­mer­ous Pal­las’s War­blers ar­rived. A Wood­chat Shrike was at the Point (11th). Two Radde’s War­blers ar­rived mid-month along with in­cred­i­ble num­bers of Dusky War­blers, with a max­i­mum day count of 10. There was a good pas­sage of geese around this time with a day max­i­mum 254 White-fronts (14th), when Bean Geese got into dou­ble fig­ures. A Glossy Ibis passed through (17th). A stun­ning adult Rough-legged Buz­zard ar­rived (28th). There was a Sabine’s Gull, Long-tailed Skua, two Po­ma­rine Skuas, Crane, Richard’s Pipit and Wry­neck (1st), Balearic Shear­wa­ter and two Hawfinches (2nd), Grey Phalarope, Barred War­bler, Firecrest (3rd), Red-breasted Fly­catcher (4th), Storm Pe­trel and two Vel­vet Scot­ers (5th), and Great Grey Shrike (6th). There was Quail, Short-toed Lark, Or­tolan Bunt­ing, Bluethroat, Richard’s Pipit, three Lit­tle Bunt­ings and five Red-breasted Fly­catch­ers (8th), Wood Lark (10th), Wood­chat Shrike (11th), Dot­terel (12th), and three Pal­las’s War­blers (13th), five Dusky War­blers, Tawny Pipit, two Richard’s Pip­its, seven Firecrests and 18 Shore Larks (14th), Caspian Gull and Leach’s Pe­trel (16th) and Wa­ter Pipit (17th). There was a Long-tailed Duck (20th), Hooded Crow (23rd), 14 Vel­vet Scot­ers (25th), and a Red-breasted Fly­catcher (31st). A few La­p­land Bunt­ings, 12 Snow Bunt­ings and 32 Twite were noted. OTHER SITES: Four Cranes flew over North Cave Wet­lands (3rd), with six at Goole Fields (18th). Yel­low-browed War­blers were at 12 sites. A Great Grey Shrike was at Grim­ston (7th), with a Po­ma­rine Skua (9th), Great White Egret (12th) and Waxwing (31st). An Olive-backed Pipit was at Hornsea (21st), with a Black-necked Grebe (21st) and three Slavo­nian Grebes (30th). A Shore Lark was at Holmp­ton (26th), with two Med Gulls (29th). A Rough-legged Buz­zard flew through Ald­brough (26th). Ian Mar­shall (01482 627 446) and John He­witt

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