6th June 2013 - New Forest

We went out on a walk in the New Forest with the great Dominic Couzens.  As we arrived, the rain was impressively heavy, so when it turned 11am, we decamped to a nearby pub to wait for it to ease slightly. When it did, we swapped the day around, starting the morning up near where we already were and then popping along to Cadman's Pool for the afternoon.  It was quite limited bird wise, but we had a lovely wander nonetheless.  

Nom nom

Teenage Canada Goose

Baby Canada Goose

Reed Bunting

There were the usual birds around, Blackbird, Song Thrush and Great Spotted Woodpecker, with a few Jackdaw and Stock Dove.  Some scrappy Mandarin Duck were on the pool and beside the water we were lucky to spot a Marsh Tit.  In the wooded area Treecreepers were loudly calling, with a few sighted.  The best spot of the day was a new one for the year list and one I have only seen once before - a Spotted Flycatcher.  Other lovely sightings were a Blackcap, Nuthatch and Greg Wagtail.

Spotted Flycatcher
Meadow Pipit and Stonchat
Trip list: 38
Year list: 165
Lifers of year list: 19


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