I started by parking at Barrow Haven,getting the camera and bins together and began my walk towards Goxhill Haven.
On the Humber at Barrow Haven,a single Black-tailed Godwit and a handfull of Curlew probed the estuarine mud for worms and a Little Egret and Grey Heron patiently fished.On the pond adjacent to the haven,a Kingfisher zoomed around the edges and the explosive song of a male Cetti's Warbler was heard nearby.
Along the bankside towards New Holland bulk terminal,several Large White butterflies were seen nectaring on the profusion of flowers.
As i neared Fairfield Pit,a single juv Willow Tit was seen in a mixed tit flock,a great sight to see after the sharp decline in this lovely little bird.
On the shore just before the terminal,3 more Black-tailed Godwit fed and a flock of 6 Turnstone flew west towards Barrow Haven.
After negotiating the terminal itself i carried along the Humber bankside towards Goxhill Haven.Highlights along here included 3 Greenshank,1 Common Sandpiper and the highlight,a lovely juvenile Little Stint associating with a mixed flock of Dunlin and Ringed Plover.These diminutive waders are real long distance travellers,breeding in the high arctic tundra travelling to their wintering grounds in Africa and are a real joy to watch,like little clock work toys.
Other notables seen along here included 3 juvenile Peregrines,which harassed the local corvid flock and gulls and put on a great aerial show,practising stooping at them and chasing each other,just brilliant to watch.Also along here was a single Juvenile Knot.
The return walk back towards Barrow Haven was a bit more of a hurried affair due to the arrival of a bank of rain and included sheltering under some very welcome large Field Maples.The only other sighting i could add to the earlier sightings were a flock of 4 Ruff which flew onto the Humber from Fairfield Pit.
A nice wander in some fairly decent weather today.
|Barrow Haven Pits.|
|Barrow Haven Pits.|
|Long-tailed Tit,New Holland.|
|New Holland Seen From The Humber Bank Towards Goxhill Tilery.|