Tag Archives: titchfield haven

Curlew Sandpiper

31 May

So yesterday I gone up Titchfield Haven and seen some birds but better than that there was this bloke with a wooden leg who I think was a pirate or something and all the woodpeckers were pecking at his leg and it kept getting shorter and he could only walk in circles and then he fell over and the pirate police caught him and he said “Well I’ll be stumped.” or something. I had a jacket potato with beans for lunch there.

Curlew Sandpiper

Curlew Sandpiper

Common Tern

Common Tern

Black-Headed Gull Chicks

Black-Headed Gull Chicks

Avocet

Avocet

Sedge Warbler

Sedge Warbler

Hitler's Gusset Butterfly

Hitler’s Gusset Butterfly

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Jason and the Garganauts

17 May

Today I gone up Titchfield Haven and I seen a garganey. A garganey is a duck. Other ducks include mallards and other mallards. A garganey is not a mallard. But it is a duck.

Garganey

Garganey

Gargan-again

Gargan-again

I seen a bunch of other stuff too. Here it is innit.

Common Tern

Common Tern

Kestrel

Kestrel

Wigeon

Wigeon

Turnstones

Turnstones

Trouser-Press Finch

Trouser-Press Finch

Sparrowhawk

Sparrowhawk. Thanks to Earlyworm Birder for pointing out that this sparrowhawk is actually a hobby.

Reed bunting

Reed bunting

Rat Bird

Rat Bird

Linnet

Linnet

Kettle Hawk

Kettle Hawk

Egg (Debirded)

Egg (Debirded)

Common tern again

Common tern again

Black-headed gulls attacking a lesser black-backed gull. Because they are racists.

Black-headed gulls attacking a lesser black-backed gull. Because, like all birds, they are evil racists.

Black-headed gull chick

Black-headed gull chick

Another common tern

Another common tern

Bar-tailed godwit

Bar-tailed godwit

Yet another common tern proving why they are called "common"

Yet another common tern; showing why they are called “common”

I also got a decent bit of sign spotting done. Sign spotting is brilliant. It’s took me 383 days to get to 129 species in conventional bird seening. With sign spotting I am on 90 species after just 7 days. And I don’t even need to be able to identify the birds myself, because it says their names right next to the pictures.

Is This A Ringed Plover?

5 Oct

So, today, I spent most of the day at Titchfield Haven. It cost me three pound ninety to get in but it was well worth it because no one spoke to me the whole day.

Anyway I seen loads of stuff. One thing I seen I think might be a ringed plover but I am not sure. More birds should have their species name tattooed on their stupid beaks. But they don’t. So could you help and let me know if you think this is a ringed plover. Surely it should have lost its summer plumage by now if it is. I dunno. No beak tattoo.

I got some photos of this stonechat I seen too. But it was far away so it was difficult to photo.

I was pleased to get a full set of teal that I seen; dowdy female, exciting male and potential-filled juvenile.

And there were loads of turnstones to seen. They were on the shore. They weren’t turning stones though. Just nudging them. It’s broken Britain.

that green string ain't coming out his bum it is in the background. soz.

Other things I seen were brent geese, canada geese, what I think is a curlew, a herring gull and great black-backed gull living together in sickening harmony, a jay, a manly kestrel and what I think are redshanks.

Also I seen a thing that it turns out ain’t a real bird.