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    Spurn Point is a haven for wildlife around the Humber Estuary

    NewsBird NewsMonday 17 October 2011
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    The BBC's Autumnwatch programme has visited Spurn Point to film migrating birds.

    The finger of land jutting out into the Humber Estuary is a vital feeding site for birds flying south for the winter.

    The 3.5 mile (5.6km) long peninsula is run as a nature reserve by the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust (YWT).

    According to YWT, wildfowl and wader numbers can rise to more than 200,000 at Spurn Point during the winter months.

    The Trust is expanding the size of its reserves across the region.

    At North Cave, west of Hull, a former sand and gravel quarry is being converted into a wetlands habitat.

    Source: BBC News

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