05.30 hours, we headed off to Hampshire.
1. Ringed-billed Gull at Gosport
2. Black Brant Goose
3. Red-breasted Goose
Arriving at Gosport about 08.00 hours, a perfect blue sky.
No sign of a Ring-billed Gull
Next for the Black Brant,
There must have been 500+ Brent Geese at the first site, another 200+ at another, to difficult for me, a quick return to the car for me ! The chaps tried hard, but they could not find the BB.
Next to Farlington Marshes for the Red-breasted Goose, the weather has changed to dull grey cloud, looks like rain, (nearly as bad as yesterday), I did not bother to get out of the car ! I never got out of the car yesterday either, it was so bad !
Today is beginning to look like yesterday, a wash out !
The chaps get a distant view of the Red-breasted Goose
and then we moved on, a bit of an explore around,
Red-breasted Merganser, 20 +
then returning to Gosport to have another look for the Ring-billed Gull.
Kevin spots it immediately from the car park next to the cafe overlooking the lake, in with the Swans and a few Black-headed Gulls,
it is still dull and raining, straight into the cafe ! time for breakfast !
Breakfast finished, we wander down to the lake, the rain has stopped, the sky has cleared,
Ringed-billed Gull, adult w.
The light was changing by the minute, then the rain came again !
We had a look around another couple of local sites seeing another 4 Red-breasted Mergansers but the light was just to poor for a photograph.
The day was finished by 14.00 hours, a drive home in continual rain, I was home by 18.30 hours.