Trip reports

Reserve Visit: Titchfield Haven

Reed warbler singing in reedbed

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Titchfield Haven in Hampshire on this lovely June day was worth the journey and a visit thoroughly enjoyed by those who came.

Ably led by Neil Greenaway and Sedley Underdown we split into two groups and had sufficient time to visit both sides of the reserve without feeling rushed. Whilst the bird we hoped to see, the Roseate tern, had flown, we still had a fair amount to see and I think good views of both sedge and reed warblers (pictured) were much appreciated by all.

Other birds seen were mallard, gadwall, shoveler, teal, shelduck, Canada geese, moorhen, coot, avocet, oystercatcher, black tailed godwit, turnstone, black headed, Mediterranean, common, herring, lesser black backed and great black backed gulls, common and Sandwich terns, cormorant, great crested grebe, grey heron, little egret, buzzard, goldfinch, kestrel, cuckoo, pheasant, magpie, jay, wood pigeon, crow, rook, chiffchaff, Cetti's warbler, blackcap, whitethroat, reed bunting, pied wagtail, starling, house sparrow, blackbird, song thrush, wren, dunnock, robin, blue tit, greenfinch and linnet.

Tea and cake in the café at the end of our visit rounded off the day very nicely and with suitably contented tummies and many happy smiley faces we set off for our journey home.

To all who visit this webpage, I wish you, many " lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer".

SMB