Archive of: 2014
02 September 2014
Spurn Bird Observatory Trust Limited are please to announce that they have today agreed a purchase price with the vendor for the acquisition of a piece of land adjacent to the Four Ways property on Kilnsea Road.
28 July 2014
Matt Bruce on behalf of the ‘Next Generation Birders’.
1) What comes to mind when you hear the word ‘Migration’ (in relation to birds)
The first thing I think of when I hear the word migration definitely depends upon the season. Spring brings to mind the first Hirundines and Warblers of the year, the excitement of hearing the first Willow Warblers and Swifts! Autumn is all about the Wader passage with any muddy field having the possibility of migrating Waders dropping in. The geese and thrushes are not bad either, coming in to spend the winter here in their thousands, flying over head, often heard before they are seen, it is pretty impressive.
24 July 2014
Bird Watching Magazine is coming to the Migration Festival: Editor Matt Merritt tells us why…
Migration, I think, inspires more people to become birdwatchers (and hopefully readers of Bird Watching), than any other single aspect of our pastime.
22 July 2014
UK leader of ‘Trektellen’ speaks:
Clive McKay is one of the country’s most enthusiastic visible migration watchers and the UK co-ordinator of the visible migration website Trektellen. He has been birding and ‘vis-migging’ since the early 1970’s and here he shares his experience of the inaugural Spurn Migration Festival from September 2013.
21 July 2014
“My first trip to Spurn was in 1977 and I have a particular fondness for the place and no Autumn would be complete without a trip to Spurn. At Opticron we have sponsored the Spurn Bird Obs website for several years and YWT are an Opticron retailer It was an easy decision to attend the inaugural Migration Festival.
03 June 2014
Among many accolades he was commissioned to do a piece for the Duke of Edinburgh’s 90th Birthday as well as being artist in residence on the BBC’s Autumnwatch and demonstrated his painting on Springwatch (unsprung).
The Spurn Migration Festival welcomes Darren Woodhead to this years event: 5th-6th September 2014.
27 April 2014
Spurn Migration Festival tickets are now on sale!
16 April 2014
No not like an election, Andrew is running from Keyingham to Hollym as part of the GB Relay 2014.