Friday, 27 August 2021

Forgot to Check the Tide Times

 We pulled up the short slope from the bungalow onto the Humber Bank and.........it was high tide right up to the sea wall so there was no exposed mud for birds.  Dash it!!!!  We had met Brian and Heather for a walk from Winter's Pit and along the Humber Bank to Skitter Ness and I thought that it would be a good opportunity for a bit of birding and it was - until I realised that the tide was in.  Doh!!

At the pit it was good for birds with several summer plumage black tailed godwits showing very well just over the fence.  However, the camera was at home!!  Doh again!!  There were large numbers of grey lags a few of which had hybridised with white domestic geese.  A little egret was feeding on the far side of the pond and there were several dabchicks out on the water.  A good number of swallows were feeding over the pit along with a lone sand martin.  A pair of great crested grebes was present too.  The bank was not entirely birdless as I found a large charm of goldfinches feeding on thistles and teasels.  At skitter Ness common and black-headed gulls were feeding on the mud and there was a small group of ringed plover.

A very pleasant walk but next time I will check tide times.

As I left the camera at home as it was a social walk, images were not taken today.

  • Grey Lag
  • Little Egret
  • Dabchick
  • Mallard
  • Coot
  • Moorhen
  • Black-Tailed Godwit
  • Wood Pigeon
  • Mute Swan
  • Cormorant
  • Swallow
  • Magpie
  • Starling
  • Shoveler
  • Great Crested Grebe
  • Goldfinch
  • Crow
  • Black Headed Gull
  • Common Gull
  • Ringed Plover
  • Tufted Duck
  • Sand Martin
  • Pied Wagtail

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Black Tailed Godwit
Black Tailed Godwit

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