Saturday, 23 April 2011

Barrow Haven Reserve 23/4/11

We made a spur of the moment decision to jump  on a train that would take 6 mins to reach Barrow Haven, always nice to have a change of scenery, its a while since I have been. Missed an opportunity to photograph a stunning female Sparrowhawk, she graced us with her presence before I had chance to get my camera set up but wonderful to see her all the same!
The usual summer migrants were around but not many showed well enough to capture, although a nice singing Willow Warbler perched briefly enabling the shot below. Also a few Swallows around on the wires. A few Butterflies were on the wing too including a couple of Holly Blues, my first of the year
Willow Warbler

We took a rest by the Haven to enjoy a picnic lunch, the Humber was like a mirror and we were delighted to watch 2 Porpoise heading east past the Haven. It is a couple of years since I have seen Porpoise on the river, so it was a nice surprise. A nice few hours out for us, very warm and sunny and a quick visit to the local watering hole (i.e The Haven Inn) where a cold "Crabbies" on ice was much appreciated- it rounded the visit off nicely before our return train journey back to Barton.

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