Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Far Ings NNR 17-8-11


Sand Martin

Sand Martin

Willow Tit

Willow Warbler
Didnt quite get out as early as we had planned! Went to bed at midnight, set the alarm for 3am, but the snooze button was not applied properly so we slept a bit late! Up at 6.30am though and after a cuppa and a bite to eat we headed off for an early morning walk up to Far Ings via the Humber Bank. A ten minute stop off at Chowder Ness only produced a few Black Headed Gull , 5 Shelduck and a couple of Linnet- the tide was right in. All was quiet really apart from a gathering of Swallow and Sand Martin near to the tile works. We had a hour or so at the Ness Farm end of the reserve but the Wednesday work party were busy strimming and raking the causeway so obviously no birds around! We decided on a walk back to the new Visitor Centre for a coffee etc. There were 5 Grey Heron - all seen together - on Pursuit Pit. We walked on through Barton Reed Bed where we watched a party of Long Tailed Tit, a couple of Willow Tit, a family of Willow Warbler and a couple of Chiffchaff. There were also a few Migrant Hawkers on the wing too.

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