I decided on a early start today and on site by 6.00 starting at Pursuit pit watching Common Tern and Avocet after 10 mins or so I made my way up Far ings road and heading to Ness Hide but half way along I was stopped by the purring of a Turtle Dove,which was my first for the year
I sat in Ness Hide chatting to Dave alan for a while when I heard another Turtle dove and sure enough there it was sat on top of the owl box post,so on that note I back tracked down to where I saw the other one to try and pin down 2 birds but no luck.
I then made my way round the new pits and could hear a Grasshopper Warbler reeling but it went quiet when I got close,and soon as I carried on it started to reel again so I carried on my way up to New pit 3 and got this cracking Common Tern sat on a post and allowed me to get as close as possible.
We walk down to Chowder but the flats was empty but we did manage 2 Turnstone flying past along the river.We then both went our separate ways and I walked along the bank and sat to watch the high tide and look for any porpoise but to no avail,
I then made my way back to Ness farm where I bumbed in to another friend who told me he had 3 Hairy Dragonflies on Far Ings 2 weeks before 1 female oviposating on the small pond and 2 males along the track from Ness I know he knows his dragonflies,but then that made me think back to the week before I had 2 dragonflies 1 was sat and I had a good look at it and thought to myself that looks a bit hairy but passed it off as a Southern Hawker but would be very early,I know until now the the only population of Hairy Dragonflies around here is at Messingham san quarry so could Far Ings be a new site ????