Monday, 23 January 2012

Day out in hampshire

Had a nice day in hampshire looking for the intresting Sparrows that were in the same area so though it too good a chance to miss so drove down to the village of Calshot for sunrise for the Spanish Saprrow, at first just the House Sparrows was showing but had a flyover Fieldfare and banging Great-spotted Woodpeck to wake me up then it briefly appeared in the hedge before vanishing for a bit so we were allowed in the house of the garden were it had been seen often no sight at first but lot of other nice garden birds With Song Thrush, Reed Buntings, Starling, Greenfinches, Goodfinches and lots of Tits. Then it reappeared feeding on the nuts before heading into the hedge.

Spanish Sparrow in his favourite bush

Then headed down to the Hawkhill Inclosure for the Dark-eyed Junco where I had a lovely Buzzard on route on the side of the road shame it was such a busy road!! At the inclosure at first saw a lovely Treecreeper and then a few few Crossbills overhead before one landed low down giving quite good views. Then the Dark-eyed Junco came out giving some nice views feeding along the logs of this stunning bird.

Buzzard on the side of the road

Dark-eyed Junco on the log

Then to finish the day headed to Gosport where on the harbour had Little Egret and Redshank before Finding the wintering Ring-billed Gull in with the Black-headed Gulls, Herring Gulls and Common Gulls and showing very well.

Common Gull

Ring-billed Gull

Ring-billed Gull with friends

1 comment:

  1. Very nice Buzzard shot. I can never get that close to them!