Cleethorpes and Humberston 3-8-11

Up at the crack of dawn this morning in time to catch the 7am train out of Barton Upon Humber to Cleethorpes. It was already warm by the time we arrived and the tide was right in. Feeling a bit hungry we decided to set ourselves up for the day by indulging in a McDonalds breakfast before the long walk up to the Yacht Club at Humberston. On arriving at the Buck Beck area we stopped off for an hour to enjoy the company of Sand and House Martins together with Swallows who were making use of a old fence and a outbuilding. They were very confiding for photographs. Whilst watching these we had a Sparrowhawk over and also watched a Peregrine spooking all the birds out on the marsh.
Eventually we arrived at the Yacht Club but it was low tide by this time, not a lot about really.
After a few mins rest and a drink (we got through lots of drinks and ice cream today!) we headed back towards Cleethorpes centre. An hour or so was spent around the boating lake photographing the long term resident Barnacle Geese. We were very surprised to discover a lone Pink Footed Goose in amongst a large flock of Greylags!
By this time we were getting tired and  hungry so headed back up into town for a delicious meal of Fish & Chips ( with a rather tasty blueberry cheesecake for pud!) then headed on to the station for the 7pm train home. A long day but very enjoyable and made a really nice change with great weather to boot! A couple of shots  are shown here but most of todays better shots are on my website

Barnacle Goose