Thursday, July 28, 2005

Big ride, big dip. 183 species in total

A long ride today, to Farlington in the hope of seeing the reported White-rumped Sandpiper. The tide was unfavourable, alas, and there was no sign of the bird - small recompense was had by way of a Whimbrel, Greenshank, a few Sedge and Reed Warblers and numerous Little Egrets. Titchfield Haven 'on the way' home (actually quite a big detour) was also disappointing - no sign of the Black Tern, which would've been new for the list, nor any Roseate Terns - just a single juvenile Med Gull as a consolation prize.