Friday in the Reserve.

Due to fuel shortages which seem to remain on the petrol station forecourts in this area we decided to remain fairly local this week. So another morning in Titchfield Haven Nature Reserve. Much duller today compared with Wednesday. However we were rewarded with 5 or 6 Snipe and a close encounter with one of these well camouflaged waders.

Some distant views across the reserve.

A lone Great Crested Grebe.

A Redshank crossing the lagoon.

A mixed bag – Canada Geese, Godwits, Lapwings and lots of Teal. Teal are our smallest common surface feeding duck.

This first picture of one of the Snipe gives a good example of how well camouflaged they are in the Reeds. Have added a circle.