|Pintail, Anas acuta|
On Saturday 28th November I left Littlehampton with blue skies and arrived at Farlington Marsh, near Portsmouth, just as the cloud rolled in and the wind got up. There were plenty of wildfowl on the lake. I saw Pintails, Avocets (a birder counted 37), Brent Geese, Lapwing, Redshank, Dunlin, Mallard, Snipe, Wigeon, Dunlin plus Stonechats and Carrion Crows.
On Sunday I went metal detecting again with my club and found an 1845 sixpence, 1915 farthing, 1892 halfpenny, plus many buttons and part of a toy soldier.
|Avocets, Recurvirostra avosetta|
|Brent Geese, Branta bernicla|
|Brent Goose, Branta bernicla|
|Carrion Crow, Corvus corone|
|Lapwing, Vanellus vanellus, Redshank, Tringa totanus and Dunlin, Calidris alpina|
|Pintail, Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos and a Teal, Anas crecca|
|Pintails, Common Snipe, Gallinago gallinago, and a Lapwing|
|Stonechat, Saxicola torquata|
|Teal, Anas crecca|
|Wigeon, Anas penelope|
|Victoria sixpence 1845|
I wonder if this is a forgery, though it is silver not plated like earlier Victorian forgeries.