Wildlife in my local patch

Hampshire UK

Half term at Titchfield Haven nature reserve

We had clear blue skies and sunshine for our day trip to Titchfield Haven Nature reserve. The only negative was the biting wind but it was still great to be by the sea. Although the hides were busy we still saw (and heard) lots. Buzzard, Cormorant, great spotted woodpecker, teal, Stonechat, great tits, reed bunting, turnstone, dunlin, curlew, redshank, godwit, kestrel.
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After grabbing some lunch at the cafe we walked along the beach at Hill Head. The Isle of Wight was clearly visible and as we walked waders were constantly just ahead of us, moving along as we got too close.  Among them were brent geese, oystercatcher, dunlin and turnstones but I noticed one that looked a bit paler than the others. Looking it up later we think it might have been a Sanderling but I’m sure someone will correct me if I’m wrong…

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Sanderling?

 

Author: Jackson Hellewell

Jackson is a young person with an active interest in natural history. He has been asked to be a Local Patch Reporter, writing a regular nature blog about the wildlife in his area for BBC Wildlife Magazine.

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