Reports, with Bird Lists, of our Meetings, Walks and Outings

SUNDAY ALL DAY WALK
at Keyhaven and Pennington

Date: Sunday 15 November 2015 at 09:30

Details:

On a very windy day 11 hardy people travelled to Keyhaven and saw 53 species of birds. The highlight was four Red-breasted Megansers (two females and two males) in the harbour, next to the car park.

We had good views of Stonechats, Meadow Pipits and some saw the Dartford Warbler. The ducks that we saw were Pintail, Wigeon, Gadwall, Mallard, Shelduck, Teal and Tufted.

When we arrived the tide was coming in, so the waders were on the marshes. The waders were Dunlin, Knot, Grey Plover, Ring Plover, Redshank, Spotted Red Shank, Snipe, Curlew, Lapwings and Oystercatchers.

There were large flocks of Canada Geese, which were having trouble landing because the wind was so strong. There was also a large flock of Brent Geese, mainly on the coast. The road between Keyhaven harbour and Milford-on-Sea was flooded in parts because of the very strong winds and a high tide.

Some of us stopped in Milford-on-Sea to eat our sandwiches. The waves were very high so nobody went for a swim.

Many thanks to Sandy for the bird list.

Click Here to see our photos from the visit

Keyhaven and Pennington Marshes, 15/11/2015, very windy and overcast

Mute Swan

Greylag Goose

Canada Goose

Brent Goose

Shelduck

Wigeon

Gadwall

Teal

Mallard

Pintail

Shoveler

Pochard

Tufted Duck

Red-breasted Merganser

Cormorant

Little Egret

Grey Heron

Little Grebe

Great Crested Grebe

Sparrowhawk

Moorhen

Coot

Oystercatcher

Grey Plover

Lapwing

Ringed Plover

Curlew

Dunlin

Spotted Redshank

Redshank

Snipe

Black-headed Gull

Lesser Black-backed Gull

Herring Gull

Great Black-backed Gull

Stock Dove

Wood Pigeon

Magpie

Jay

Carrion Crow

Goldcrest

Blue Tit

Skylark

Cetti's Warbler (Heard)

Dartford Warbler

Starling

Blackbird

Robin

Stonechat

Dunnock

House Sparrow

Pied Wagtail

Meadow Pipit

Greenfinch

53 Bird Species seen + 1 heard

Other wildlife

Rabbit

Deer

11 People