Haslemere Natural History Society

Providing a focus for enthusiastic naturalists of all ages


Date: 25 February 2023
Time: 10:30
Directions: GR: SZ817966 PO20 7JL Directions: From B2198 at East Wittering turn L for Earnley. Nr. Earnley Church take Drove Lane. Meet in RSPB car park on R. Stay on for further bird watching and lunch, optional.
Field Meeting

Leader: Mike Prince (RSPB Volunteer)

14 members were treated to sightings of around 43 different bird species and several Roe Deer. 
These included several flocks of Linnet, Dartford Warbler, Stonechat.
At Stilt Pond, there were sightings of a Grey Heron, many Wigeon and Shoveler, a solitary Avocet, a Greenshank and 2 Common Ringed Plovers, The highlight being a female Marsh Harrier making several passes over the water and flushing out a number of Snipe and sending flocks of the smaller water birds up into the air.  And always a favourite, two sightings of a Kestrel hovering close by.

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