Getting ready for the day.

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Calm after our storm yesterday, Sanderlings back resting on the beach this morning and having a pre-breakfast wash and brush up.

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Dark skies and high winds down at Meon Shore today Sea foam being blown about by the strong winds.

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Sea foam or spume is a type of foam created by the agitation of seawater particularly when it contains higher concentrations of dissolved organic matter. As the seawater is churned by breaking waves adjacent to the shore, these turbulent conditions trap air, forming persistent bubbles that stick to each other through surface tension. Spume is a global phenomenon.

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Park and Sea – Snow and Sea.

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What a difference a few hours can make Thursday afternoon a snow front came in giving us a coating of snow. Very quickly all grinds to a halt in the UK, even more so here in the South where snow is often a rarity. So I decided to go for a walk down the road to Hatch Grange. The 30 acres of parkland of Hatch Grange was purchased by the Parish Council in 1938 for the benefit of residents. The parkland was the grounds of a Victorian house which was destroyed by fire in the early 1930s

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By Saturday the snow had gone and the sun was out giving us a bright but cold morning, so as the roads had cleared I drove to the sea at Titchfield Haven. With the tide high it was a good time to watch the waders and get the chance to picture the 3 common birds of the Haven together.

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With the Tide high it was a good time to watch the wader fairly close up.

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Ringed Plover Sanderling and Dunlin flying in.

Most of the time the birds were resting in the sun tucked up out of the wind waiting for the tide to drop so they could feed.

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1st Snow in Hampshire 2019

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Last night we had some snow which quickly turned to rain. With a dry frosty morning, we decided to go for a walk at Old Winchester Hill and found some snow was still on the Hampshire hills. 

(Old Winchester Hill, Warnford, Petersfield SO32 3NQ,)

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We had lunch in our campervan and quickly realized that the car park has a good place to bird watch. Today’s spots include the following.

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Coal Tit.

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Great Tit.

 

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Robin.

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Willow Tit.

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Hedge Sparrow.

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Blue Tit.

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