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.
Sunday, 26 April 2015
Tuesday, 21 April 2015
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.