Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Waters Edge and Barton Pits 20-10-12

With the sun shinning Jacqui and myself decided on taking a break from Far Ings and having a change for the east side of the Humber bridge.
We started of at Waters Edge visitor center and made our way through to Pasture road with only a few duck on the pools,we continued down to the sailing club lake where we knew there would be more winter duck with plenty of Shoveler and Wigeon present and a single female Goldeneye,a few Great crested Grebes on the lake and at least 6 Little Grebes we continued toward pit 25 where there was at least 40 Mute Swans present on this pit and a vast amount of coots along with Tufted Duck and Pochard,The gull flock contained mainly Black-headed with a few Common Gulls mixed in,with not much else about we continued to walk back along the Humber bank where we picked up on some waders,which included 10 Dunlin,4 Turnstone,a few Curlew,Bar-tailed Godwit and Common Redshank on the foreshore.
I stopped at the private garden to watch some Tree Sparrows that had come back to their winter ground which was nice,with the light fading fast we continued back home Winter now closing in fast.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Humber View Point 29-9-12

With Jacqui still recovering from her operation we decided on taking a short steady walk down to the view point,with the tide on the way in I had hoped for some birds such as Skuas or Gannets to be moving through but no luck with that.
We did watch a female Marsh Harrier come up the Humber and over the bridge also a large raft of mixed duck Wigeon and Teal loafing about in the middle of the river,a flock of wader were wandering around on the mud which consisted of Bar-tailed Godwit and Redshank with a Curlew giving some good photography opportunities and a Apache attack helicopter flew over from the north side of the river not something you see every day.