|Low in the water|
Nice bird...hopefully it will will remain in the main channel for a few more days and give even better opportunity for some decent photos.
Pagham Birder: The BlogA regular account of the birds seen mainly on and around Pagham Spit, the Lagoon and the North Wall plus other birding exploits from time to time.
|Low in the water|
A Fox watched me as I returned home as he sunbathed by the Lagoon...
Back in the garden a Chiffchaff was feeding in the ivy hedge....we had two Chiffchaffs on Sunday....probably overwintering.
Later in the morning I headed over towards the North Wall noting large flocks of waders resting on the mud flats...this shot of Black Tailed Godwits (mostly)
Lapwings flew lazily overhead...they do have a very lazy flight!
As I approached the Salt House I was pleased to find Martin and Dave and as we commented on the lack of bird life in the Breech Pool a light aircraft appeared and we watched for a good five minutes as it repeatedly flew at astonishingly low level to and fro across the harbour putting up all the birds and causing a huge disturbance
Completely reckless !
Later in the afternoon I couldn't resist the temptation to wander back to to the Spit and admire the setting sun. I was pleased as a Kingfisher appeared on the rusty metalwork by the Little Lagoon!
Oystercatchers on the tideline in the late afternoon light.
A peaceful end to the day.
|Next stop was Pulborough Brooks for the long stay Temmincks Stint. As we made our way down the Zig Zag we met local birders Dave and Martin who reported the Stint was 'scopable' from the Hanger but too distant even for record shots. (Here's one from earlier...in Lesbos many years ago... May 9 2005...note the diagnostic yellow legs!)|
|Great Spotted Woodpecker|
...so it was back to Pagham to try improve on my previous efforts to photograph the Goosander and Long Tailed Duck neither of which materialised! In desperation I photographed a Herring Gull!
I approached cautiously and noticed she seemed to be yawning but in fact she was just about to eject a pellet which can be seen to the right of the bird as she turned her head away!
|Wonderful photographic subjects!|