limosa Black-tailed Godwit – Titchfield Haven, Hampshire

Last Saturday Amy Robjohns photographed a juvenile Black-tailed Godwit on Titchfield Haven south scrape and she suspected that it may be the nominate race limosa. This form breeds one month earlier than the familiar islandica race and so any juveniles seen in July are worth checking. She sent the photos to Mark Golley in NorfolkContinue reading “limosa Black-tailed Godwit – Titchfield Haven, Hampshire”

limosa Black-tailed Godwit – Titchfield Haven, Hampshire

Another trip down to Titchfield Haven with Dad. We spent a few hours in the Meon Shore hide with the gulls, terns and waders providing their usual noisy spectacle. Dad was hoping to see one of Monday’s two Roseate Terns but there was no sign. There seemed to be fewer Common Terns and the MediterraneanContinue reading “limosa Black-tailed Godwit – Titchfield Haven, Hampshire”

Roseate Tern – Titchfield Haven, Hampshire

It looked like a Roseate Tern but it was distant. I’d taken another trip to Titchfield Haven hoping to find one of the two Roseate’s seen in the week. Excitedly I began to pick through the ID features. An hour before, as I was stood in the reserve centre queue a male Sparrowhawk landed onContinue reading “Roseate Tern – Titchfield Haven, Hampshire”

Mediterranean Gull – Titchfield Haven, Hampshire

The reserve at Titchfield Haven had been closed during lockdown but members were now allowed to book a visit. Dad reserved us two places and we headed down on Monday morning. Dad socially distanced in the back of my car. There were hand sanitising facilities at the main gate and the sign on the MeonContinue reading “Mediterranean Gull – Titchfield Haven, Hampshire”