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Italian46
Thursday 23rd February 2012, 12:59
I shall be in Fareham from 24 to 27 of february (coming from Italy). Do you know if Iceland Gull is still present in Portmouth Harbour? And, please, could you give me instructions to reach the best pace to see it? Do you know if there is any other interesting things in Hampshire?

Thank you

Italian46

Rare Bird Alert
Thursday 23rd February 2012, 14:54
Hi Italian46
Hope this info is helpful.

Today's sightings, so far;
SPANISH SPARROW, still Calshot
Green-winged Teal, at Farlington Marshes
Hawfinch, Eastleigh at Lakeside near southern jetty at Beach Lake in trees behind cattle pen at 8am.

Yesterdays sightings;
ICELAND GULL Bedhampton Creek from slipway
DARK-EYED JUNCO still in the New Forest near Beaulieu
SPANISH SPARROW, still Calshot
Smew (2) + Bittern, Blashford Lakes HWT

If you have an iPhone you could always download our app (http://www.rarebirdalert.co.uk/RealData/bird_alert_pro.asp) which will give you live sightings when you are in the UK, the basic version only costs 0.50 per day the Pro version costing 1.25 per day which will give you alerts when news breaks. If you don't have an iPhone you can always access the sightings through our website (on your phone) which you can get for 1 month.

Hopefully mods won't mind the small plug as I have given you some detailed info above in response to your query.

Good luck and have a good trip.

Rare Bird Alert

pdwinter
Thursday 23rd February 2012, 16:04
You can use http://www.goingbirding.co.uk/hants/birdnews.asp to find most Hants sightings.

Italian46
Thursday 23rd February 2012, 16:30
Thank you! I shall be with my wife (she is English) for our nephew's birthday and I don't Know how much time I shall have for birding! Anyway many thanks for you usefull inforamations!

birdboybowley
Thursday 23rd February 2012, 16:31
You're not too far from the Paddyfield Warbler at Pagham either. Let me know if you're coming down and I'll meet you. An Italian with '46' in the name sounds cool to me!!

Italian46
Thursday 23rd February 2012, 16:50
Dear birdboybowley I don't Know what I shall do. Could you give me your telephone number? If private, my email address is diomedea1946@gmail.com
Could I have instructions for Bedhampton Creek? Is it in Portsmouth?
Thank you

Tri-Counties Birder
Thursday 23rd February 2012, 20:04
Dear birdboybowley I don't Know what I shall do. Could you give me your telephone number? If private, my email address is diomedea1946@gmail.com
Could I have instructions for Bedhampton Creek? Is it in Portsmouth?
Thank you

Bedhampton Creek is here:

http://www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=470370&y=105365&z=115&sv=470370,105365&st=4&ar=y&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf&dn=807&ax=470370&ay=105365&lm=0

The 'sewage works' marked on that map is Budd's Farm, which is what the reports of this bird sometimes come as (you can view Bedhampton Creek from either side).

Iceland Gull still present there today.

Italian46
Thursday 23rd February 2012, 21:12
Thank You!!!

skatebirder
Friday 24th February 2012, 21:29
The Iceland Gull was at the Budds Farm Sewage Works today - I saw it perched on one of the metal roofs of the warehouses at the back of the sewage works (it would look nicer on the creek!). Also, the Green-Winged Teal was at Farlington just down the road, as were a couple of Avocets.
David