Sunday, February 12, 2012

South Ferriby And Read's Island......

In a total contrast to yesterday,today was back to mist and gloom and Chris and myself found it hard to get any inspiration from the grotty weather and poor light.But a few good sightings were enjoyed,the best of which was a pair of Dark-bellied Brent Geese on the Humber with a mixed flock of Geese,giving fairly good views before flying to the inland fields.They were again seen later flying back towards the Island.A distant Merlin was watched chasing a Skylark over the same fields towards Winterton and my first Avocets,11 birds were watched feeding on the mudflats as the receding tide went down.Other species seen included the ever present Marsh Harriers,with 2 females and 1 male seen today and masses of Dunlin and Wigeon also on show,the Wigeon doing their best to brighten up the gloom and the males whistling calls could be heard from all directions as they tried their best to impress their female companions.Not a bad few hours,but wish we could have a prolonged spell of clear weather.

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