Monday, 9 June 2008

Farlington Marshes & Burton Mill Pond

Stephen Menzie had eventually made his way from Liverpool to Southampton at around 2pm. The trip got off with a reasonable start, where we located what we think was a distant 1st summer Iceland Gull at Farlington Marshes, which would be an amazing Hampshire record even in winter! Let alone in Summer. Other than this Falrington was pretty quiet, adult Med Gulls were cracking birds at the same.

Bored, already we went to Burton Mill Pond in West Sussex, where the male Red-backed Shrike showed well. Although close at first, before i got my camera out, and Stephen managed to take a few before it flew up into bare trees and sing.

Heres one before it put abit of range between us and it. As you can see, and corker of a bird. © Stephen Menzie

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