With quite a late high tide Mandy and myself decided on going to the local patch and wait for waders to come in as we had seen Bar-tailed Godwits & Redshank on the mud where we could get close.
On arrival we walked through Barton Reedbed with only 2 Goldcrest and a single Treecreeper of note,we made our way to the visitor centre for a drink and sat by the lake side to see what would pass through but after 20 minutes or so we made tracks mainly due to the strong cold wind.After a short walk along the Humber bank we reached our destination by this time the tide had already started coming in but no waders only a few Curlew and a single Bar-tailed Godwit flew by.
With dark clouds coming over us we made off for Ness hide but got as far as Hotel hide before the rain started so we took shelter there for a while in the hope of Bearded tits putting in a show as this was where I last seen them but no luck.
With the rain passing over we continued to Ness hide,we was a bit surprised to see how much mud had been exposed since our last visit 2 weeks ago.Gadwall & Shoveler numbers had gone up,I also notice a female Goldeneye and Mandy spotted an adult Water Rail which came into view for about 30 seconds or so before making off back into the reeds.
We decided enough was enough and took a look at the feeders with the usual tits along with a Willow tit,Gold & Greenfinch,House & Tree Sparrow on our walk back home we added 3 Ruff,1 Black-tailed Godwit and the male Marsh Harrier over Barton Reedbed.
Insects consisted of Migrant Hawker,Common Darter,Large White & Red Admiral butterflies.