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Bird spotting notes
Just a few notes from September.
Canada Geese – a large flock of over 400 feeding between the field, east of New Lane, and Sturt. I think these birds move along the coast from the Lymington/ Pennington coastal area through the year.
Grey Lag Goose – 1 on Sturt (not a true wild bird)
Little Egret – 5 across the area
Ringed Plover – an impressive flock of over 300 on the shingle at Hurst on high water roost. Many of these birds will move further west down the coast and possibly over to France.
Black-tailed Godwit – 40 counted on Sturt Pond and 6 at New Lane Bridge.
Turnstone – 55 counted across the patch
Dunlin – a small flock of 47 feeding on mud at New Lane Bridge
Snipe – 4 on Sturt, 1 at Hurst
A few Swallows are trickling south and a beautiful female Wheatear was at Hurst, no doubt heading south for the winter.
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