Children sitting on gun at Hurst Castle

News and Events

Bird spotting notes

Here are a few bird notes from my recent visit in November.

Brent Geese – numbers are building; now over 200.
Canada Geese – a huge flock of over 400 in the area; these sometimes move along the coast.
Teal – over 50 on Sturt Pond.
Little Egret – 4 counted across the patch.
Golden Plover – a flock of 43 counted in Keyhaven River.
Whimbrel – 1 at Hurst.
Black-tailed Godwit – a flock of around 120 in Keyhaven River.
Turnstones – a total of 44 counted across the patch.
Dunlin – one flock of around 200 on the marsh.
Redshank – a small flock of 25 on high water roost.
Merlin – 1 adult female chasing Dunlin across the marsh (Did not catch any while watching).

Kind regards
Peter

To hear our news and events join us on Social Media

Hurst Castle
Hampshire, SO41 0TP
Tel: 01590 642500
Get Directions Here

Hurst Castle Trip Advisor Logo
Hurst Castle Hampshires Top Attractions
Visit Milford on Sea
Hurst Castle Go New Forest Logo
Hurst Castle English Heritage Logo