We stopped off at Blashford Lakes in Hampshire on our way to a non-birding short break in the New Forest (that must be an oxymoron). We enjoyed the walk around the lakes on a very damp and murky afternoon even though the photographic opportunities were limited. The best came right at the beginning in the Tern Hide where we had close-up views of a little ringed plover, a redshank and a lapwing.
Little ringed plover
We could also see a pair of great crested grebe, lots of shovelers, tufted ducks and indeed (to give credence to the name of the hide) a common tern.
Great crested grebe
As we made our way round to the Goosander and Lapwing Hides we saw little grebe, garganey and pintails but at some distance and in very poor light (i.e. excuse for poor photos).
Garganey in the middle
Not sure about this little chap but probably a chiffchaff
Despite the conditions there were some signs of spring