Saturday, 3 July 2010

New Forest weekend - Needs Ore Point

Our second day started out at Needs Ore Point, a private reserve sticking out into The Solent (the body of water between the mainland of Britain and the Isle of Wight).
There were several hides to take a look in and also right down the end of the spit, this view across to the Isle of Wight. Below are some of the birds we saw here. Little Egret

Grey Heron
Curlew taking a drink....



Some Black-tailed Godwits in varying stages of summer/winter plumage. A bit distant unfortunately!
A lone Lapwing (usually seen in flocks).
Lastly some Oystercatchers (or Oiks for short).


The final post from the New Forest will be back in woodland as we make our way back north towards home.

10 comments:

Roy said...

To start with I had a problem trying to work out what that first Egret shot was Jen. I thought it was some weird sculpture, so unusual.

Chris said...

Hi Jen,
THis is a wonderful set of pictures and I love the curlew sequence. I never managed to get nice shots of it ;-)

Eve said...

Hi Jenny, My trip is going great! Rachel is lending me her laptop!
Love the Oystercatcher! The new header was a good pick. Looking forward to the woods.

The Giraffe Head Tree said...

The picture of the little egret with snags of wood in a calm water made me gasp! It's delightful! All your images are amazing - love your adventure!

Jenny said...

Hi Roy, yes, luckily for me, I was the first one in the hide and the Egret and the Heron were happily preening reasonably close to.

Hi Chris, I could say that about ALOT of the photos you manage to take (Plovers, Terns and Phalaropes spring to mind!) (-:

Hi Evie, glad the tripette is going well, have fun! Glad you like the Oik head header! (-:

Hi Deb, I'm looking forward to learning more about photography when I get to come over to 'bama maybe next spring and go out with you and Evie!

Mary said...

The egret found some weird perching spots...makes the shot so interesting. That Curlew sure gets its whole head into taking a drink. Such a nice variety to find in one spot....lovely!

婷珊 said...

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Rural Rambler said...

The Lapwing is an interesting bird Jen! Those sailboats look like they barely have enough water, guess it is deeper than it looks :) The Oiks are cool birds!

loveable_homebody said...

My favs are the grey heron and lapwing. I don't believe I've seen pictures of these before -- and certainly not in person! Highly unusual and beautiful. I imagine you must be a quiet, patient bird watcher!

Great blog!

Quiet Paths said...

I always really enjoy your water bird shots. What a great collection of photos and big variety of different birds.