A birding diary from the Cotswold Water Park in Glos/Wilts, and further afield....
Friday, 13 February 2015
Feb 13 - A quick look at Langstone Harbour en route to Southampton, partly to try out the new lens......good views of 12 species of wader, mostly by Hayling bridge and the Ship Inn, with Bar- and Black-tailed Godwits, Redshank, Curlew, good numbers of Dunlin, Grey and Golden Plover, with a single Ringed Plover. 25 + Red-breasted Mergansers and a single Black-necked Grebe were bobbing in the choppy bay. An adult summer Med Gull was on the mud with BH and Common Gulls. Several Little Egrets were fishing in the shallows. Other waders included Black-and Bar-tailed Godwits, and then from Farlington car park, 52 Avocet just before the rain came. Year list 131. Photos JM.