|Redshank Tringa totanus|
Wednesday 12 October
A late morning walk up the Hamble River in warm light sunshine, broken clous and a very gentle westerly breeze, noted more on the return journey, took me as far as the conservation area. The tide was almost fully in so few birds about until I actually reached my destination at the conservation area and then able to get home before the forecasted rain arriving in the not too distant future. A I started my walk a single Little Egret and trio of Black-headed Gulls but more of both were to be seen during both the outward walk and at the conservation area.
|Little Egret Egretta garzetta|
The occasional Redshank and Teal before noting the first Curlew resting on what was left of the off-shore island as the tide gradually covered it. Both Carrion Crow and the first of a few Herring Gulls before a Black-tailed Godwit passed me heading down river. In the garden of a large house off to my right and a handful of both Carion Crows and Wood Pigeons plus a single Blackbird and Collared Dove.
|Herring Gull Larus argentatus|
Once at the conservation area I could see the gathering of both Teal and many Redshank. Just a few Wigeon but also a trio of Greenshank and no less then seven Heron and another six Little Egret. A single Shelduck was resting before departing down stream and even a lone Curlew noted at the back. On the return journey I found the trio of Magpies in one of the large gardens now on my left.
|Mainly resting Redshank Tringa totanus|
Shelduck, Wigeon, Teal, Little Egret, Heron, Dunlin, Black-tailed Godwit, Curlew, Redshank, Greenshank, Black-headed Gull, Herring Gull, Wood Pigeon, Blackbird, Collared Dove, Magpie, Carrion Crow
|Carrion Crow Corvus corone|
|Resting Herons Ardea cinerea with two Little Egrets Egretta garzeta|