Isle of Wight Holiday July 2017 No 1

9th and 10th July 2017

We stopped over overnight near Portsmouth before catching an early ferry to the I.O.W.

The campsite had a few Green Woodpeckers, Cormorant and Kestrel in a nearby tree - not a bad start.

The I.O.W. ferry crossing revealed large flocks of feeding Gulls and a Gannet made a fly over, but it was way to far off for a decent picture.

There were many Cormorant about.

Later in the week I noticed a low flying 'Cormorant' and as I watched it fly, for a long period, there was no cessation of wing beats - so I believe that the bird was a Shag.

Later, a walk around the Duver, St.Helen's revealed the usual Raven population.

Rather than Avon calling here - it's more Raven calling!

Not many waders here yet. 
A few Oystercatcher, good numbers of Little Egret and Med. Gulls.

3 Green Woodpeckers were seen together and lots heard during our stay.

A Song Thrush was an unusual sight for me in this this area.

Leaving Portsmouth

A few distant  pictures of Gulls seen from the ferry:-

On the Isle of Wight campsite



Will you stop bugging me!

Angry looking Raven

Distant Green Woodpecker

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