Pyewipe, Grimsby 10/08/16

An evening visit to Pyewipe to check the waders. Plenty of Dunlin and Ringed Plover to search through but nothing out of the ordinary found. A good night for larids with 4 Med Gulls seen (2 x ad, 2CY & 1CY).


For the first time in 21 years of birding I was lucky enough to see Nightjars not only up close in daylight, but also at the nest - a truly memorable sight.

Far Ings, Barton 06/08/16

Made the short trip up to Far Ings, Barton for the Squacco Heron - still a rare bird for the county. Spent the afternoon and evening there with the highlights being:  
Squacco Heron - views of it in flight and on the edge of a hawthorn overhanging one of the pits, 120+ Common Scoter, 4 Black-tailed Godwit, 3 Green Sandpiper. 2 Marsh Harrier, 3 Water Rail, 4 Cetti's Warbler, 2 Bearded Tit and a Willow Tit.

A flock of 120+ Common Scoters came west up the humber, gained height to clear the humber bridge and carried on high west - a great sight. It was the first time I've seen scoters so high as they always fly at low levels when I encounter them along the coast. 

 Black-tailed Skimmers were showing well along one of the paths today