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 in total with several pairs resident breeding.
Ringed Plover – seen in the breeding grounds
Dunlin – 1 seen in full summer plumage.
Whimbrel – 1 seen. This is a migrating species passing through to northern breeding grounds.
Redshank – seen in the breeding grounds
Sandwich Tern – several seen feeding in the area.
Mediterranean Gull – 1 flying over the area calling.