|Common Tern Sterna hirundo|
We set off back to Spain in the morning following our two weddings and an aged mother visit (all the way for Stamford in Lincolnshire to Plymouth then back up to Southampton) but I did finally manage to get one, last birding trip in whilst staying with my brother-in-law relatively close to Titchfield Haven reserve at Hill Head. Special permission granted for no more than an hour before we had to leave for the eldest son's home near Newbury.
|Oystercatcher Haematopus ostralegus|
|More Little Egrets Egretta garcetta present than Grey Herons|
|The ever graceful Mute Swan Cygnus olor|
|Distant record shot of the Greater Yellowlegs Tringa melanoleuca|
|Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus but sadly not, I think, a Hudsonian!|
|The very close female Common Kestrel Falco tinnunculus|
Mute Swan, Mallard, Little Egret, Heron, Kestrel, Moorhen, Coot, Oystercatcher, Lapwing, Black-tailed Godwit, Redshank, Greater Yellowlegs, Mediterranean Gull, Black-headed Gull, Common Tern, Wood Pigeon, Blackbird, Song Thrush, Bearded Tit, Magpie, Common Starling.
|Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa|
|Juvenile Black-headed Gull Larus ridibundas with Redshank Tringa totanus behind|
|By way of a change, a Common Starling Sturnus vulgaris|
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