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~~~~~~~~~~ Keyhaven and Hurst Spit ~~~~~~~~~~

Keyhaven Marshes is a Hampshire Wildlife Trust's Reserve. In winter the Reserve is of international importance for Brent Geese with an average of over 3,000 visiting each year. There are also many waders such as Dunlin, Grey Plover and Black-tailed Godwits to be seen, if you're lucky.




The reserve, situated between Hurst Shingle Spit in the west and Lymington River to the east extends to over 2,000 acres of saltings and mudflats and is a Site of Special Scientific Interest.




...a Blackheaded Gull and Redshank feeding....




...Swans another common sight... are the Black-headed Gulls with up to 7,000 pairs regularly nesting on the reserve.


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