This afternoon I took a walk around Stanpit Marshes Nature reserve, with the weather starting out sunny, read the recent nature sighting board – and there apparently were Scandinavian Rock pipets sighted there recently. I of course then set out to see one! This is my contender! Whether it is or not I am not sure – there is some interesting reading about the Scandinavian Rock pipets on the Christchurch
Today I took an afternoon trip to Stanpit Marshes, Christchurch. The day was a lovely December day with bright clear skies and not too cold either. Stanpit Marsh nature reserve at this time of year is a nice place to go looking for Stonechats. And today my luck was in as there were a few about posing on the gorse and brambles. I got a little luck with this next
Stanpit Marsh is an SSSI Nature Reserve run by Christchurch Council, and overlooks Mudeford Bay / Christchurch Harbour where the local two large rivers the Stour and Avon converge into the Sea. The marshes attract a range of birds and is a much visited location, offering a good walk around the North Side of the harbour with views to the Bay and back along the river to Christchurch Priory. As
To start the New Year 2015 – A short photo study of a Male Teal. These small pretty ducks are always nice to see up close, and with the sun out look at their best. Taken at Stanpit Marshes Nature reserve on the a small pool.
Took a visit to Stanpit Marshes on Sunday, on a cold -2C February afternoon. The weather was fairly overcast and the tide fairly far out but I did manage to record the following images of the local wildlife.