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.

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