After a walk around Langstone Harbour, we had already logged Mediterranean Gull and waders such as: Black tailed Godwit, Bar tailed Godwit, Curlew, Knot, Grey Plover, Ringed Plover and Golden Plover. Black bellied Brent weren't very hard to find and there were a couple of Pale bellied amongst them as well.
Then it was on to the oysterbeds where we logged 16 Black necked Grebe (yes, 16 of 'em!), Turnstone, Redshank, Red breasted Merganser and a Rock Pipit.
Bird of the day was a 2nd winter Glaucous Gull that happily fed on a Merganser at the end of the walk. It gave everyone stunning and gruesome views as it fed on the guts and intestines of the duck.
Tasty, leave some for me!
3 of the 300 Black bellied Brent present!
You don't get Redshank numbers like that at the London Wetland Centre!
I'd just like to thank John, Roger for the lift and letting me use his telescope, David for letting me use his 500mm lens and everybody else for being so nice!
Amazing stuff, Billy! Great Glaucous photos too!
Good one Billy, brilliant pics. Nice seeing you again.
Great Glauc shots, beats mine from norfolk. Not made it that far east in Hampshire yet, but from your post it definatly seems worth it! nice job!
Just missed out on that Long-eared Owl being their!! Thats always the way, definately worth a trip down their at the moment Dan.
Cheers for the kind comments guys. Yep, Hayling Island is packed great birds at the moment. As soon as I got out of the car I was greated with masses of waders!
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