The week started with a brief visit To Arundel WWT one morning on the way back from an appointment in Worthing
|Kingfisher...waiting to 'pounce'|
|Distant Peregrine resting in the Hanger (terrible pic...huge crop)|
I don't generally include captive birds but this shot of a sleepy Bewicks Swan caught my eye!
Later on, a visit to the North Wall revealed a single Golden Plover ...unusual for this species ( in the winter there will be 600+ out in the harbour)
During the day I came across a pair of Harlequins
|Pagham seafront ....looking out to sea just after sunrise|
|Just after sunrise from Pagham Spit looking towards the North Wall|
Another visit to North Wall....
|Heron fishing by the sluice|
Along the rife from Breech Pool on Friday morning
|Dabchick or Little Grebe|
|Such cute birds.|
|...with attractive rear ends!|
|...and very photogenic in the right setting.|
|Gazing at herself in the mirror!|
|A farewell glance back before a final dive...they spend a disproportionate time under water so photographers have to be quick!|
The cattle were grazing in front of Honer Farm with the usual attendant Yellow Wagtails (at this time of year)
On Saturday as I paid a quick visit to the North Wall to check for a Wryneck that I missed yesterday, an Osprey was being mobbed by the local Corvids....very distant and a huge crop.
A Curlew was having a wash and brush up and I was able to 'snap' him just as he completed his morning ablutions!
By the way ...no sign of the elusive Wryneck!