Sunday, 26 April 2015

Dinton Pastures (25/04/2015)

My birthday and the weather was pretty awful.  Traditional walk around the park had a smattering of warblers but missed the large flock of Arctic Terns that flew through.  The Cuckoo was very elusive and I didn't see it.

Moor Green Lakes (24/04/2015)

First Greenshank, Common Sandpiper and Reed Warbler of the year

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

A good day on the south coast (19/04/2015)

First stop was Bolderwood, but no sign of any Tawny Owl and Lesser Spotted Woodpecker.

Then down to Pennington/Keyhaven where in the fresh NE wind it was very cold.  Some good birds here including Whitethroat, Dartford Warbler (in song), quite a few hirundines, Mediterranean Gull, Spotted Redshank, Whimbrel, Common Tern and Bar-tailed Godwit.  Also, at least 5 Little Ringed Plovers.

I then went over to Beaulieu Road Station where heard a Cuckoo but didn't see it.  A singing Woodlark and 5 or 6 Redstarts were the highlights.

I then got wind that the Greater Yellowlegs was back at Titchfield Haven and I went over there.  I went to the hide and managed to see the bird very well roosting with Black-tailed Godwits.  Offshore there were 2 Sandwich Terns.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Disppointment reigns (12/04/2015)

Despite getting there early there was no sign of the Greater Yellowlegs.  A few bits and pieces bolstered the year list but it was a pretty unimpressive day.

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Easter Weekend (2015)

A couple of visits to Moor Green Lakes where highlights included 2s Mediterranean Gull, 2 Little Owls, Barn Owl and my first Swallows of the year.