After leaving Pagham, it was a quick drive along the motorway to Titchfield Haven, Hampshire, to see another long staying visitor, the GREATER YELLOWLEGS. I reached the hide just as the bird took off heading down river, so only just managed to see it for a few seconds as it dissapeared around the river bend and out of sight.
On the 30th June, I went to an unspecified sight, where I was very fortunate to both see and photograph a pair of SPOTTED FLYCATCHER, which unfortunately have become scarce in the UK. The good news however, is that this pair managed to raise four chicks which all fledged. My thanks go to Micheal Hunt, who first found the birds.
Moor Green Lakes is now very quiet, the BLACK HEADED GULLS and COMMON TERNS have now left the island after a successful breeding season as have many Warblers from other parts of the reserve. A flock of about fifty HOUSE MARTINS were flying around the Dell Field area of Moor Green on the 20th July, busily feeding up, for their long flight back to Africa, but as of yet I still haven't seen that many Hirundines this year. On the same day, a passing through adult YELLOW LEGGED GULL dropped into the New Workings area of Moor Green Lakes, to preen and have a sleep.