More of a surprise was a confiding Water Rail that was unphased by a number of admirers on the North wall. In addition we were treated to a ringtail Hen harrier, Bittern, Marsh Harriers and the usual duck species and 2 Bewick Swans on Island Mere.
|The four Red Breasted Geese|
|Barnacle Geese on the alert.|
|A Waxwing in the North bushes|
|Water Rail in a ditch.|
On returning home we put a couple of fat balls out and within a minute a male Blackcap turned up and started feeding on them. It is common knowledge that some Blackcaps winter in the UK and it is not unusual to see them at feeding stations but in 26 years on Pagham Beach this was a first for us!!