....but there's not a lot to report from Pagham Spit.
Red Breasted Mergansers are increasing and the female Goosander is still around. After the winds on Friday 4 Gadwall arrived in front of the Spit hide...unusual for the harbour. Off shore a first winter Eider and several Slavonian Grebes together with several Great Crested Grebes. Huge numbers of Lapwings in the harbour accompanied by Golden Plovers plus all the usual wintering waders.
A trip out to Waltham Brooks produced a couple of Short Eared Owls.
A Great Spotted Woodpecker was drumming somewhat unseasonally and a visit to The Burgh at Burpham at last produced the Rough Legged Buzzard for me (third time lucky)...unfortunately too far away for a photo. At least 6 other Common Buzzards, Red Kite and Kestrel were present but I left too soon to see the close up view of a Merlin which arrived very shortly after I had moved on. ...usual story!