Saturday, 13 December 2014

Alkborough Flats 13 - 12 - 14

With today being the best day for some sun I decided to take a ride to Alkborough and the chance to take my new bike out for a run.After a 30 minute ride I arrived at my destination to find it completely frozen over,I made my way to the first hide all was quiet apart from a couple of common Redshank at the ice edge and a few Dunlin flying around,I sat and watched a female Marsh Harrier patrolling the reedbeds whilst a female Sparrowhawk went bombing past making her way to the wooded area,with the cold setting in it was time for me to move and make my way down to the tower hide,on my way a male Marsh Harrier started his partolling of the reedbeds and with the pinging of Bearded tits everywhere I walked with at least 50c birds present but only managed a record shot of 3 feeding on the phragmites seeds,these birds doing really well here,I arrived at tower hide to see that the Gloden plover flock of about 2000 was in the fields near the Humber and more Dunlin and Common Redshank at the inlet,so I sat and watched more Bearded tit feeding and a fox carefully walking across the ice a pair of Kestrels was chasing each other behind the hide and a lone Little Egret sat in a dead tree.

The male Wigeon was taken at the Hope & Anchor on the haven