Wildlife in my local patch

Hampshire UK

Keyhaven and Pennington Marshes Nature Reserve

Today my family and I cycled along the coast from Lymington to Keyhaven.  Along the way we passed Keyhaven and Pennington Marshes Nature Reserve.  I had a great time and it was a perfect opportunity to use my new camera.oystercatcher

I spotted this oystercatcher standing on the far bank of one of the many saltwater lagoons at the reserve.

turnstone

There were also quite a few turnstones by the shore. I took a photo of this turnstone sifting through the high tide mark sea weed for little sand hoppers.  They were incredibly well camouflaged.

bhgullThis black-headed gull almost posed for the camera.

greenshank

I liked the reflection shot of this greenshank feeding in the shallows. black-headed-gullThis blackheaded gull is keeping an eye out for food. egret A little egret digesting his meal.

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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