A town park.

A few hours in Mayflower Park Southampton this morning.

Mayflower Park is a waterfront park, in the old part of the City with views over the River Test. It is on reclaimed land near where the Mayflower left Southampton 400 years ago, Pilgrims embarked on their historic transatlantic voyage on August 15 1620. They were on two ships – the iconic Mayflower and the lesser-known Speedwell. The park is the only city centre waterside park with views across the River Test.

Feeding Gulls in the park.

There are always some shipping movements near the park.

An interesting lifeboat launch system on the bulk car transporter.

Herring Gulls, All different ages.

There were a few Oystercatchers on the grass of the park as the tide was high. One was ringed. So I sent off the details and I hope I will get some information on this bird. I will update my blog if I get any feedback.


4 thoughts on “A town park.

  1. So that’s were you kicked those unruly Americans out! The rest of us here will never forgive you. Imagine If you hadn’t you’d have to put up with Trump!
    That escape pod looks odd? How do they get into without falling?
    That Oystercatcher looks like it has some string wrapped around it’s right ankle?

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    • If Trump was on it should have sunk. The free fall life boat must be hard to get into in dock but in a storm and sinking !!! There was string about on ankle – sadey but appeared not to effect him and at least it looked organic rather than plastic.

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