Dragged the family off to Hordle in Hampshire after a cinema trip this morning to look for the juvenile White-tailed Eagle present for the last few weeks. It showed distantly after a short wait (being mobbed by a Buzzard) - my 7 year old son George seemed as pleased to see it as I was. It had flown low over the same field shortly before we arrived which must have afforded great views.
We moved on to Keyhaven in beautiful light and biting wind to look for Lapland Buntings but could find none in a brief search - the presence of this guy (top - male Sparrowhawk) may have explained their absence. A large and mobile flock of Brent Geese and this single Little Egret gave some opportunities for flight photography.
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