BLASHFORD LAKES/AVON VALLEY: A Bonaparte’s Gull was on Ibsley Water (from 17th), with it, or another, at Hamer Warren Sand Pit (29th). There were three Little Gulls (from 15th), two Black Terns (25th-30th), 93 Mediterranean Gulls (30th), Ruff (2nd-3rd & 22nd-25th), a Bar-tailed Godwit (30th), Turnstone (30th), Whimbrel, Greenshank, Ringed Plover, Dunlin, Green Sandpiper and Common Sandpiper, Water Pipit (1st-2nd), Osprey (27th) and Great White Egret (4th). The White-fronted Goose remained at Harbridge (to 24th). An Osprey was at Bickton (30th).
FARLINGTON MARSHES/LANGSTONE HARBOUR: Farlington had a Tawny Pipit (22nd), two Short-eared Owls (2nd-24th), an Osprey (1st), Marsh Harrier (23rd), Spotted Redshank (4th-24th), Nightingale (25th-26th), Redstart, Whinchat, Yellow Wagtail and Wheatear. Langstone Harbour held two Long-tailed Ducks (1st-5th). Hayling Island had a Serin (5th-8th), Arctic Skuas (17th and 20th) and a Razorbill (5th).
LYMINGTON-MILFORD-ON-SEA: Pennington Marshes had a Kentish Plover
(20th-21st), Curlew Sandpiper (21st-25th), Jack Snipe (15th), four Ruff and five Spotted Redshanks. A Cattle Egret flew over Oxey Marsh (9th), with Great White Egrets there (14th & 24th) and three Spoonbills (6th-29th). There was a Garganey (9th), with two (14th-20th), Velvet Scoter (1st-4th), three Water Pipits (1st-11th), a Ring Ouzel (11th), Merlins (2nd & 19th) and an Osprey (8th). Highlights from Milford-on-sea included nine Pomarine Skuas (30th), eight Great Skuas (29th), 21 Arctic Skuas (30th), two Puffins (24th), seven Velvet Scoters (30th), a Long-tailed Duck, Red- and Black-throated Divers, Black and Arctic Terns, Little Gull, Kittiwake, Guillemot and Fulmar.
TITCHFIELD HAVEN: A Black-winged Stilt was on the Posbrook Floods (1st-2nd). Lingering winter visitors included two Water Pipits (1st), a Little Gull (to 26th) and two Long-tailed Ducks (to 22nd). There were four Garganeys (13th), Ospreys (11th & 15th), a Hen Harrier (27th) and Ring Ouzel (23rd). Sea passage included 18 Arctic Skuas (30th), a Great Skua (30th), 11 Black Terns (30th), Little Gull, Arctic Tern, Fulmar and Kittiwake.
OTHER SITES: A Cattle Egret was at North Boarhunt (27th-30th). Great White Egrets were at 10 sites, including four at Testwood Lakes and three at Fishlake Meadows. Wintering birds included two Great Grey Shrikes at Bishop’s Dyke (18th-25th), four Water Pipits at Alresford (4th-9th), two Waxwings at Avington (1st-5th) and Hen Harriers at Alresford Pond (4th) and in the New Forest (1st-12th). Two Garganeys were at Fleet Pond (1st-8th). Black Terns were there (20th-21st) and at Fishlake Meadows (30th). Ospreys were at nine sites. A Little Gull was at Fleet Pond (9th). Ring Ouzels included five at Butser Hill (22nd). A Black Redstart was at Danebury (15th). A Hobby was at Burridge (1st), Garden Warbler in Chandler’s Ford (2nd) and Nightjar at Longslade Bottom (22nd). Wood Warblers were at Old Basing, Dummer and Crab Wood. Stokes Bay had 16 Arctic Skuas, a Great Skua, Velvet Scoter and Little Gull (30th).