Monday, 22 August 2011

Wonderful waders

Stef and I had a lovely relaxed weekend in and around Southampton doing loads of our favourite things including sun bathing, bird-watching, eating ice-cream, visiting the New Forest, drinking Bacardi and generally wandering around on the coast

On Saturday morning we drove down to Keyhaven via the cake shop in Brockenhurst and spent a hour or two lounging on the beach before doing some bird-watching. We spent the evening at Stef's and had a nice dinner comprising mackerel, cous-cous and roasted veggies. On Sunday it was a fried breakfast, Titchfield Haven and Hook by Warsash for more bird-watching / coastal sauntering and out for a curry in the evening

I don't bother with lists of the birds we've spotted very often but over the weekend we noted 12 different species of wader (now is a great time for birds migrating from their Northern breeding grounds to either over-winter on our coasts or move on to Africa for the winter). We saw:

Curlew Sandpiper
Common Sandpiper
Ringed Plover
Black-tailed Godwit

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