Thursday, 22 February 2018

Keyhaven 19/02/2018.

Image above shows the Shoveler Pools where I took the Spotted Redshank Video below

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The weather forecast was for a cloudy & damp day with frequent showers, hardly the forecast I was after for sitting on a view point over looking the canopy or walking the forest floor. So I decided to have a wander and lunch at Keyhaven & Pennington Marshes. 

Image above shows Pennington Lagoon where 1 Greenshank was present today.

The Marsh at Shoveler Pools was full of birds, primarily Lapwing, Wigeon, Golden Plover, Blackwits, Redshank, Pintail etc. 

Three Ruff were present and a Spotted Redshank was my first of 2018. Arrival at the jetty provided a mill pond flat Solent, Ideal conditions for viewing across to the Isle of Wight. I was keen to try for the Red necked Grebe , which was picked up pretty much staright away. The Red necked Grebe was a long way off but close enough for some digi-video as below. Six RB Mergs and Two GC Grebes were also on offer. I had lunch taking in the view and photographing the feeding & Roosting Turnstone's but no sign of the Purple Sandpiper. A short stroll over looking Pennington Lagoon provided my first Greenshank for the year.

After this I walked back along Butts Lagoon over looking the exposing mudflats closeby where Brent Geese, Grey Plover & Three Knot all added for the day. The Environment Agency were present today undertaking scrub clearance. A three hour wander today was rather nice and the rain kept away.

Image above shows Butts Lagoon where the Environment Agency were presnet today undertaking some scrub clearance.

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