Monday, 14 March 2011

Far Ings NNR 14-3-11

Well things done out the way leaving this afternoon free so with nice warm sun it was upto Far Ings for the afternoon to see if any migrants could be found.
We reached the Humber Bank about 14.00 and left Mandy to walk to Ness Hide while i carried on towards
Chowder Ness knowing Avocets were in the area soon picking up 6 Redshank on the shore line of the Humber,I soon reached Chowder and with a quick scan around i was onto what i was looking for a Single Avocet being a reserve tick for me other birds included 2 Shelduck,Curlew and a large flock of mixed Gulls.
Not staying too long as idiots sitting on the wall drinking with music blaring from a car i walked down between Target & Ness pits with a quick stop at the scrapes which was just full of Frogs and spawn,So reaching Target hide a Chiffchaff started a quick blast of song and contact calls and was soon onto it another year & reserve tick with that in the bag i carried on round to Ness hide which i knew a Bittern was nearby as i had a phone call from Mandy on arriving she turned and said it had just been showing so i soon took a seat and waited but not for long before again it was out on the edge of the channel yet another Reserve,Year and County tick we stayed until sunset and watched the Bittern fly off to roost other birds included
Goldeneye,Teal,Tufted Duck,Gadwall,Pochard,Greylag,GC Grebe & a imm male Marsh Harrier

A great afternoon birding

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