BLASHFORD LAKES/AVON VALLEY: Highlights were a Grey Phalarope (5th-7th), Swift, Garganey, Common Scoter, Osprey, Spotted Flycatcher, Knot, Black-necked Grebe, Pochard, Goosander, Yellow Wagtails, Ringed Plover, three Common Sandpipers, Dunlin, a Little Ringed Plover, Hobby, Peregrine and Raven.
FARLINGTON MARSHES/LANGSTONE HARBOUR: There was a Wryneck (1st & 9th). Other highlights included five Curlew Sandpipers, two Little Stints, three Spotted Redshanks, a Ruff, Little Ringed Plover, Knot, 42 Greenshanks, 50 Yellow Wagtails, a Spotted Flycatcher, Garden Warbler, Lesser Whitethroat, Redstart, Barn Owl, Marsh Harrier, Peregrine and Osprey. The harbour held 785 returning Wigeon and 11 pale-bellied Brent Geese.
LYMINGTON-MILFORD ON SEA: A White-rumped Sandpiper spent most of its time at Fishtail Lagoon, Penningon (19th-24th). A Wryneck was also there (19th-25th). There was a Spoonbill, Wood Sandpipers, 22 Curlew Sandpipers, 13 Little Stints, six Spotted Redshanks, a Little Ringed Plover, Golden Plover, Ruff, Osprey, and an Arctic Skua offshore.
TITCHFIELD HAVEN: A Semipalmated Sandpiper (10th-11th) and a flyover Buff-breasted Sandpiper (15th) were both firsts for the reserve. There was a Little Stint, Ruff, seven Curlew Sandpipers, four Knot, two Golden Plovers, a Spotted Redshank, Greenshank, Garganey, Osprey, Red Kite, Barn Owl, Tawny Owl, Hobby, Honey Buzzard, Tree Pipits, three Spotted Flycatchers, two Garden Warblers, a Lesser Whitethroat, Grasshopper Warbler, nine Wheatears and 110 Pintails. Offshore, there was a Red-throated Diver, Arctic Skua, two Common Scoters, regular Yellow-legged Gulls and eight dark-bellied Brent Geese.
OTHER SITES: A Black Stork flew over Fareham (6th). Three Glossy Ibises flew over Old Basing (15th). An Ortolan Bunting was over Overton (2nd). A Yellow-browed Warbler was at Swanmore (25th). Wrynecks were at several sites. Great White Egrets were at Fishlake Meadows and Testwood Lakes. A Little Stint, Ruff and Curlew Sandpiper were at Hook-with-warsash. Curlew Sandpipers were also recorded at Black Point, Hayling Island. A Black Redstart was at Southampton Old Cemetery. A Pied Flycatcher was at St Catherine’s Hill, Winchester. Tree Pipits, Garden Warblers, Lesser Whitethroats and Spotted Flycatchers were on the move. A Hawfinch was at Mill Field, Old Basing. Grasshopper Warblers were at Baddesley Common and Mill Field, Old Basing. Ospreys were widespread. Marsh and Hen Harriers were at Alresford Pond. A Montagu’s Harrier flew over Mill Field, Old Basing. A Honey Buzzard was seen over the Solent from Lepe (7th). A Garganey was at Testwood Lakes. There were 220 dark-bellied Brent Geese in Chichester Harbour, exceptional for the time of year. Offshore, Arctic Terns, Common Scoters, Yellow-legged Gulls and Red-breasted Mergansers were recorded. Yellow-legged Gulls were also recorded further inland. A Black Tern was at Tundry Pond.