Saturday, October 03, 2009

Alkborough Flats etc.....

A trip out today to a few sites around North Linc's with Dave, resulted in us seeing a few bits and bobs despite the storm force westerly wind.We started firstly at the excellent wetland reserve at Alkborough flats.The best birds here where my first Pink-footed Geese of the Autumn with a total of 196 birds dodging the local wildfowlers guns!,a nice flock of 15 Little Egret,a feeding flock of smart,winter plumaged Spotted Redshank which totalled 8 birds and a nice group of 57 Ruff,with one really smart white headed male.Also observed here,between the reserve and Trent Falls/Blacktoft Sands,where 5 Pintail and 4 Marsh Harrier.The next site we visited was Far-Ings,where the best bird was a single Bar-tailed Godwit feeding along the shore infront of the reserve,with other birds seen including a single Chiffchaff,57 Shoveler and a smart male Sparrowhawk.The final site we visited was Worlaby Carrs,where by this time the weather had got even more blustery,the best birds observed where a group of 5 Green Sandpipers feeding in the Soak drain,a single Treecreeper and a solitary Swallow.

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