Next was a quick stop at Slufters Inclosure ( New Forest ) where I was looking for the previously reported Parrot Crossbills. Sadly it was very quiet here, with not much at all of interest. Not even a single Common Crossbill!
Abandoning the New Forest I headed towards Farlington Marshes, despite being low tide there was a lot on offer. Highlight was White-Fronted Goose a nice county lifer. There was a lot of common waders about, Dunlin were in high numbers, plenty of Brent Geese, a few Grey Plovers, two ringed Black-Tailed Godwhits, a Spotted Redshank, one Goldeneye was also present.
After, a quick pop down to pathc to see if anything was present, sadly it was quiet except for two Stonechat. All in all a great birding day!
|A "good' view onto Kingfisher lake|
|The flock of Brent Geese|
|Black-Tailed Godwhit with Brents|
|Black-tailed Godwhits with rings. These birds were ringed at this site on the 15th of october this month!|
|Mudflat with feeding Dunlin|
|The Spinnaker tower in Portsmouth|
|Stonechat on patch|
|Chiffchaff on patch last Friday|