At the weekend I took advantage of a short break in the seemingly relentless rain to visit Titchfield Haven Nature Reserve. Although the decent weather didn’t last, my brief visit turned out to be jam-packed full of a vast variety of birds.
Outside one of the hides a flock of siskins and long tailed tits gathered in this tree and the siskins began feeding on the cones. It gave me a perfect opportunity to take some photos of their green feathers shining in the sunlight.
Also whilst I was there I had a good view of a male and female marsh harrier hunting, even when it was pouring with rain. Sorry for the blurry photo, it was moving very fast and I couldn’t focus in time.
Other things I saw included stonechats, black headed gulls, shovellers, teal and various other waders and waterfowl.