Its worth a visit

A brief call in at Far Ings Lincolnshire

19/04/2021 22:13

It was nice to have a couple of hours to spare to call in at Far Ings Nature Reserve at Barton upon Humber this morning.

For anyone wanting to see Bitterns this is as a likely as place to see them and out of seven visits so far Iv been lucky every time on one occassion even recording one flying down the track to the main car park.

There are no dogs allowed on the reserve and all the hides are excessable within an hour through walking and after that there is a good walk aside the River Humber which takes you right under the Humber Bridge itself.

I have never heard so many Cettis Warblers singing in one place I counted 8 singing birds on this trip with one bird even singing in the main car park.

There was 2 Cettis singing across the road from the the reserve and showing very well.The other 6 where on the main reserve.Apart from the Cettis only 4 Blackcaps and 3 singing Chiff Chaff where the only Warblers I encountered on the reserve.

Far Ings is well known for its Bitterns and on this occassion there was 5 Bitterns booming 3 on the main reserve and 2 on the small ings across the road from the main car park.

It was generaly quiet on the reserve with few if any migrants hopefully further visits will be more rewarding.