Spurn & Blacktoft Sands

Travelled up to Spurn at the weekend to see the Rock Thrush that had been seen there on the previous two days. Unfortunately it was not seen but as we were up this part of the country Michael and I got to meet up with Danny who is at Uni in Hull. We went for a curry and stayed in Hull the night. We popped into Blacktoft Sands RSPB on the way home Sunday. The Wheatear picture below was taken at Spurn, The Grasshopper Warbler picture and video and Tree Sparrow picture were taken at Blacktoft Sands.

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Grasshopper Warbler video :-   http://youtu.be/-fSBIHXmoe4

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Cairn Gorm 12/4/2013

Cairn Gorm is the sixth highest mountain in the UK. You can go most of the way to the top on the funicular railway. I have been to the top at least 5 times but this year there was a lot more snow than on previous occasions and so there were many skiers on the mountain. There is an Automatic Weather Station situated on the summit of Cairn Gorm which provides temperature and wind data every half hour.