Monday, 13 July 2009

NE Hants RSPB Group visit to Titchfield Haven (12th July)

A bright but breezy day dawned.

First stop was a brief visit to Farlington Marshes but the water level was too high on the lake and the tide was out so little or no waders.

Then proceeded to Titchfield Haven to wait for the rest of the group. Spent that time scanning the Solent but there was a distinct lack of terns.

Once the group arrived we paid for our permits and then proceeded round the hides on the west side.

A fair selection of species including a juv. Water Rail from the road, 2 adult and 1 2nd summer Mediterranean Gulls, a distant Buzzard and best of all a Garganey from Spurgin Hide - I thought it was a eclipse male.

Dragonflies/damselflies included:
Four-spotted chaser
Common Blue Damselfly
Blue-tailed Damselfly
Azure Damselfly

We returned to the cars for lunch and then went round the hides on the east side. A brief view of a fox from the first hide and then I returned to the car to go home as I was so tired.

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