Winteringham Haven 1-9-11

We decided that a change is as good as a rest so hopped on a bus to Winteringham then walked a 3 mile circuit down past the Yacht Club and along the Humber bank. On the whole, it was pretty quiet but we did have nice views of Marsh Harrier, Kestrel, Sparrowhawk, Yellow and Pied Wagtail, Linnets and such. Not many great photo opportunites as most were seen at distance but I got a few record shots for this blog! Some of the fields had a few roaming Pheasants and Red Legged Partridge.
About 4 seperate flocks of Barnacle Geese flew up the Humber, and one field nearby held c150 Golden Plover which were flushed by a Marsh Harrier and disappeared from view. We also noted a good number of Small Tortoiseshell butterflies on the wing.
On returning to the village, we enjoyed a pint at the local watering hole, the Bay Horse before catching the bus back to Barton. A nice change of scenery, a good long walk (with a few coffee breaks - via the flask!) and some nice warm, if mainly cloudy, weather.

Barnacle Geese


Wood Pigeon

Yellow Wagtail

Once back home we sat out in the garden with a cuppa and had 2 Sparrowhawks over plus a lone Swift and a sprinkling of House Martins.