Saturday, 11 March 2017

Up the River Hull. 5. Thearne

A quick stage today, up and down the right river margin between Ferry Lane at Thearne and the southern entrance to Figham Common. Woodpigeons, Pheasants, a Stock Dove and four Fieldfares feed on a field by the Ferry crossing. The river runs very high. It's cloudy, but mild and calm. The river, lined by grassy banks is occasionally fringed with reeds and a few willows, meanders by farmland with the occasional copse.
 By Kenley Reach Farm a group of Lapwings takes flight with their squeaky calls. I spot a black rabbit, which are not that unusual in the area. Cormorants, Coots and a few Mallards and Moorhens can be seen from the bank on the fishing pond. I hear the first Yellowhammer song of the year by the entrance to Figham Common, which will be the next stage.
The Ferry Crossing on Thearne side, looking south.
Male Lapwing.
These cows objected to me walking on the riverbank.
Carr Plantation.
The bend in the river by the fishing lake. Two Moorhens crossing.
Cormorants resting on the fishing lake.

Entrance to Figham Common. 
Cormorant flying over the river.
Stage 5 aerial view. 1.8 km each way.

Bird List
  1. Black-headed Gull
  2. Blackbird
  3. Blue Tit
  4. Carrion Crow
  5. Chaffinch
  6. Collared Dove
  7. Common Gull
  8. Coot
  9. Cormorant
  10. Dunnock
  11. Fieldfare
  12. Goldfinch
  13. Great Tit
  14. Greenfinch
  15. Greylag Goose
  16. House Sparrow
  17. Jackdaw
  18. Lapwing
  19. Magpie
  20. Mallard
  21. Mistle Thrush
  22. Moorhen
  23. Pheasant
  24. Robin
  25. Feral Pigeon
  26. Rook
  27. Skylark
  28. Song Thrush
  29. Starling
  30. Stock Dove
  31. Tree Sparrow
  32. Woodpigeon
  33. Wren
  34. Yellowhammer
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