Halloween October Half Term

By |October 8th, 2018|0 Comments

Birdwatching Notes August 2018

Mute Swan – 51 counted on Sturt Pond including 17 cygnets (a good number).

Black Swan – 1 adult; an unusual record. I believe this could be one of a few Black Swans from the Southampton area. Probably originated from escapees.

Canada Goose – 53 counted on Sturt Pond

Little Egret – a figure of 11 has been […]

By |August 21st, 2018|0 Comments

Birdwatching Notes July 2018

July is generally a quiet month birdwise at Hurst, as southward migration has not really started.
Mute Swan – a pair and 3 cygnets were seen on the marsh.
Little Egret – 4 seen across the area
Oystercatcher – group of 10 seen feeding together in the river estuary.
Curlew – 6 counted on the marsh, so birds are […]

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Summer Fun

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Round the Island

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Birdwatching Notes June 2018

Generally quiet this recent visit; stable weather with no gales to stir things up.

Mute Swan – 25; mostly on Sturt Pond

Shelduck – 7 adults counted on the marsh.

Little Egret – 5 adults counted on Sturt Pond

Oystercatcher – 18 counted but could have been more. Some birds still around their nest site.

Ringed Plover – only 5 […]

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Birdwatching Notes May 2018

It’s pretty quiet at the moment as the weather is so stable.
Migration has also been quiet.

Shelduck – several pairs seen on the marsh

Gannet – several seen fishing off Needles. These are probably birds from the Channel Isles.

Little Egret – only 2 seen in area; 1 at Hurst; one at Keyhaven. Not breeding.

Oystercatcher – 27 counted […]

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The New Forest Paddle Sport Company SUP Taster Event

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Birdwatching Notes February 2018

Brent Goose – very good numbers; 700+ possibly more. One large flock of around 600 on Sturt Pond plus small groups across the patch.

Shelduck – 24 on the marsh west of the river. Possibly more hidden in the creeks.

Wigeon, Teal and Pintail in small numbers.

Eider – usual pair seen in Mount Lake

R B Merganser – […]

By |February 13th, 2018|0 Comments

Birdwatching Notes – January 2018

Brent Goose – approx. 500 birds across the area

Shelduck – around 75 on the marsh

Wigeon – approx. 100 across the marsh

Little Egret – at least 3 in the area

Lapwing – 100+ in the area; most seen on Sturt Pond

Dunlin – 300+ in the estuary but probably more feeding in the creeks.

Ruff – 1 adult seen […]

By |January 23rd, 2018|0 Comments