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Saturday, 7 November 2015

Autumn in Hampshire

Autumn colours in the New Forest

Dodgy phone-scoped Osprey
A couple of days in Hampshire and a few new birds for the year list (which is actually a paltry one this year).

Over 80 species seen in appalling weather - we had to completely abandon the great outdoors on Thursday - but the highlights for me were;
Coal Tit

Osprey - juvenile perched for all to see at Blashford Lakes, and had been there for three weeks, Brambling and Siskin, a late Whinchat, several Stonechat and best of all, fantastic views of Goshawk - a female flying low over bracken at Bishops Dyke gave two fly-pasts and was the highlight for me.


Great-spotted Woodpecker