The morning dawned bright and sunny and I made my way to the north west side of Portsmouth harbour and the town of Portchester. I started my walk just south of the town and walked south towards the castle.
There were Redwings in the trees surrounding the water meadows plus a single Blackcap, presumably an overwintering bird rather than an early migrant.
On the mudflats were Oysercatchers, Redshank, Curlew and a single Greenshank.
Deeper water remained further out into the harbour and here there were Red-Breasted Merganser, a Slavonian Grebe and a Great Northern Diver.
As I retraced my steps towards Portchester a Common Kestrel eyed me from its perch before flying off.