Sunday, December 12, 2010

Webs Count..

Well it was that time of the month again when i visit the banks of the Humber Estuary to take part in the nationwide high tide count of waders and wildfowl.As i have previously mentioned,i have got a pretty productive section between Goxhill Haven and Barrow Haven,with today producing few surprises apart from a nice 1st winter Med. Gull which flew west up river and 5 of my favourite water birds,Whooper Swans on a Beet field between Goxhill Tilery and the Bulk terminal at New Holland.They were all adult birds and gave lovely views,constantly chuntering between themselves as i walked past.I also managed a superb count of 461 Goldeneye on the Humber,this is Lincolnshire's most important wintering site for the species and is a great chance to enjoy this stunning winter visitor.Other notable counts included 15 Black-tailed Godwit,356 Dunlin and 70 Tufted Duck.Also seen on the Humber,were a group of 19 Coot,looking a little out of place to say the least,the birds being frozen out of their freshwater homes.An enjoyable 4 hours out on the old patch.

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