Friday, 13 October 2017

Pennington Marsh - 13th October

After dropping Tobias at school I spent a couple of hours at Pennington Marsh walking the Ancient Highway back past Keyhaven Lagoon and back to the car via Jetty Lagoon. There was a strong west wind blowing and by 09:30 it started to rain heavily; my camera and I got a good soaking. Along the Ancient Highway there was little to be seen, two Chiffchaff and three Goldcrest were the only birds of note. On the saltmarsh there were 57 Brent Goose, my first of the year at Pennington. Numbers of wildfowl continue to build with around 40 Pintail and 250 Wigeon seen. Conditions were pretty grim and I beat a hasty retreat after a short time.

Eclipse drake Pintail now almost in full plumage

Eclipse drake Wigeon