Thursday, 5 February 2009

Fawley, Pennington & Hurst

What a fine start to the day today was, no sign of the Red-crested Pochard at Badminston Gravel Pits, though I think we had sussed out the right pit. Whipping out the local map we visited a few potential site that the bird could have gone to without any success, with nothing else worth mentioning.

Next to Normandy Marshes, where the Red-breasted Goose was grazing with...umm...Wigeon, before rejoining the Dark-bellied Brent Geese and showing pretty well. On Normandy Lagoon there was also a redhead Goosander, and on searching for the Twite there was an Avocet and Slav Grebe offshore.

Looks like we got it just in time in Hants before it headed East with the Brents to West Wittering © Ashley Howe

From Hurst before we left for home, a Red-throated Diver was the only thing worth noting, disappointing compared to totals that have been seen from there recently.

Little Egret by the car (c) Ashley Howe

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