Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Titchfield Haven ...Hampshire Birding

Male Stonechat.

I had to go to Southampton yesterday the 27th October and took the chance to pop into Titchfield Haven NNR on the way back to try and see the Siberian Stonechat and after a quick walk to the Meadow Hide it was not long before i saw this delightful chat , sadly it was a bit distant and i was more or less looking into the sun so didn't manage any photos .

There were up to 3 "normal " Stonechats in the area which of course posed for the camera .


There were several Water Rail & Cetti's Warblers calling in the area but remaining unseen plus 2 Little Egrets flew over the fields and there were several Goldcrests around the bushes .

Juv. Mute Swan.

I didn't have alot of time today so i only made a quick stop in Gosport for the returning Ring Billed Gull but other than a couple of Common Gull's i could not locate him the time i was there , although this juv Mute Swan ( in above photo ) was friendly lol , plus a flyover Sparrowhawk was good to see .

Black Headed Gull.