07:00Sunday 19 June 2016
For many birders the chances of seeing a golden oriole in this country are slim.
But there have been plenty of opportunities to see one at Spurn this week with an immature male both in flight and singing from bushes along the Canal Path, Beacon Lane and near the Observatory.
The adult male is among the most brilliantly coloured of our summer visitors, a combination of banana yellow and black wings and tail. Females and immature birds are a greenish yellow and, with their undulating flight and similar size, can easily be confused with green woodpeckers.