Anyhow, yesterday was definitely a day of complete quantity not quality - by that I refer to my photography!
When we arrived, there were Common Terns whirling around everywhere, so I tried to get a half decent picture of one in flight - it was not to be.
|Common Tern stare|
|Common Tern and fish|
|Turnstone - evening|
|Jersey Tiger moth|
From the Meon Shore hide there lots of Oystercatcher on show, with terns, ducks, lapwings and Black-headed gulls filling most of the islands. A Cormorant flew over.
|Oystercatchers and Lapwing|
Near the Pumfrett hide there was a big fungus - an aspect of nature I know nothing about at the moment, a Speckled Wood butterfly and also a mystery small bird which my mum saw disappear into the reeds, with a long bill. Possible Water Rail?
|Black tailed Godwit|
|Green Sandpiper 1|
|Green Sandpiper 2|
|Common Tern being fed|
On the journey back there were 5 Common Buzzards, 1 Red kite, 2 Kestrel and 1 Hobby (New Alresford) being all the raptors.