The garganey turned up again yesterday on the far side of Ibsley Water, then again today at 9.20am on Ivy Lake, but has remained elusive since. Other sightings today included:
61 sand martins, 8 goldeneye, 2 oystercatchers – Ibsley Water
Mealy redpoll – Woodland hide
A singing blackcap in the sallow coppice area, 2 grass snakes and 4 adders were also of note.
Opposite the woodland hide, in the area of wet alder woodland there is a large patch of opposite-leaved golden saxifrage in flower, a plant of damp ancient woodland.