Lovely sunny day on sunday.
Firstly in Gosport looking for the ring-billed gull, but no sign :-(. There was a nice summer plum med gull though:
Next we had a quick look for the black redstart in gosport, but no sign either.
From here we went to Southsea castle in Portsmouth to see the purple sands.
These did not disappoint with lovely close views in really nice light, there were at least 15 present untill some delightful little child scared them off....
There are more pics of the P sands on my flickr as I took hundreds!(link on the right of blog)
Also there was a nice rock pipit feeding on the rocks:
And a singing dunnock on the way back to the car:
We then went to Titchfield haven.
saw 3 different butterfiles which was a nice remminder that it is spring!
We couldn't find the gargany but perhaps did not walk far enough south on the canal path, great weather and lots of nice birds, with pleanty of chiffchaffs calling.
All the best,