LINCS COAST SAT 8TH DEC 2012

It was a glorious day,weather-wise at the coast with very little wind and lots of sunshine.Nezzy had managed to squeeze me into his hectic Christmas party schedule.It wasn’t exactly a bird fest but we enjoyed it.We were togged up like michelin men but it wasn’t so cold today,we were soon shedding layers.Huttoft was the first stoppoff.Red throated divers were the main feature of seawatching,we saw 20 odd,mostly north with odd ones south and on the sea.A female common scoter and a couple of juv. gannets were fairly close.

Having deposited alot of the sand from the beach onto Steve’s car mats it was on to Huttoft and Sandilands pits where a chiffchaff was unexpected,catching midges at the entrance to Sandilands.7 whoopers were with 2 mutes along with nearly a hundred wigeon and a little egret.

Looks at Sutton on sea and Anderby creek produced next to nowt.

Driving past a house near a place called Cumberworth Steve noticed some sparrows that ‘looked a bit funny’,60mph to zero and 300 metres in reverse brought us alongside 20 tree sparrows.Ace spotting.We were heading home into a wonderful sunset.After all Steve had another Christmas rave to get ready for.

The predicted barn owl was spotted near Revesby.