Volunteers Carole and Martin braved the gales yesterday to visit Milton Locks nature reserve and they have sent me some more lovely photos. The wildlife didn’t seem to mind Storm Doris and they spotted and snapped a handsome mute swan, a turnstone and a redshank .
The turnstone (below) is beautifully camouflaged. Looks for the orange legs and you will spot it.
The redshank uses its long bill to find food in the rich Langstone Harbour mud.
I’m off to Milton Locks later today for an outdoor learning session and I’m hoping to find the mysterious ‘Milton Monster’. I’ll report any discoveries.