Monday, November 5, 2018

Shore Larks, Snow Buntings & Twite, Lincs Coast

A bit of fieldcraft and an awful lot of patience rewarded us with 8 Shore Larks. We had heard them when we first arrived but they remained elusive on the saltmarsh. So we stood and waited and eventually we  had them in flight, landing straight infront of us. Bingo !

We were very lucky having the lapland bunting fly over twice but these snow buntings were a bonus for the day. We were just chatting about going and these flew infront of we stayed awhile longer !  

A large flock of twite which constantly flushed and flew around, settled for a feed and then flew again. Always good to see. A fabulous day with blue sky and excellent birds.

Last week

A brief stop off at Far Ings, Barton and we were lucky to have this fly by of the ring tail harrier. It flew straight past the bird hide but afraid that neither we, nor the camera, were prepared ! 

Marsh Harrier 

A late Sunday afternoon trip to Blacktoft. Masses of pink-footed geese on the way feeding in the fields. A field full of fieldfare, a couple of distant water pipits, marsh harriers and a bathing snipe. 

An afternoon stroll down to Broughton Bridge and a couple of whooper swans flew round....after the farmer had driven round his field and scared them off his wheat.  

A couple of whooper swans flew past in the fading light. 

Tree Sparrows on the feeders at Blacktoft Sands 


A drive out to Cleethorpes for the incoming tide and we were certainly not disappointed. It's always good to find your own birds and these two short-eared owls made our day coming in off, being constantly hassled by the local gulls. A fantastic afternoon.