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Saturday, 20 December 2014

Shore Birds

Upon hearing the Shore Larks on the Cleethorpes Coast had been showing quite well yesterday Me and Mark thought we’d give them a go today, after eventually finding the right car park we dropped on to the beach and soon located the two Larks although it was a bit breezy today and they proved rather flighty often flying from one side of a creek to the other, a short hop for them but a long way round for us and we never managed to get particularly close, there were also some Twite and Snow Buntings in the area but we didn't bother searching for them this time. Lots of Waders on the beach at the Humberston Fitties end plus a small flock of Dark Bellied Brents flew over and as we were leaving we spotted a group of Barnacle Geese pottering around another car park but judging from them allowing a close approach and an intermediate Ross's Goose or hybrid in their midst I think it was fair to say they were feral. We called in at Far Ings on the way home, it was fairly quiet but there was a nice little Starling roost and a Cetti’s Warbler burst into song a couple of times.
such smart little birds

a few Gulls sharing Mark's lunch

a few Waders predominately Knot

feral Barnacle Geese

plus this intermediate Ross's or some type of hybrid

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