What a morning....a hard frost, dead calm and sunny!
|The slither of the moon beckons at 7.30 a.m.|
First priority today... get out with the camera.
So a stroll to the North Wall and Breech Pool via Slipe Field just to enjoy the variety of birdlife so close at hand.....here is a sample of those seen in a couple of hours. The most unusual was a Green Sandpiper that I flushed at the far end of the North Wall and unfortunately was too quick to be captured on camera.
|Reed Bunting...Slipe Field|
|Lethargic Brent Goose....possibly not a well bird.|
|Fieldfare...just a single|
|...feeding on a few Hawthorn berries|
|Grey Heron ...Breech Pool|
|Green Woodpecker...Slipe Field|
Pagham Harbour takes a bit of beating!!
On a final walkabout in late afternoon a single Barnacle Goose flew out of the harbour at a considerable height calling all the time but returning and flying north west.
The roof of the Spit Hide was re-felted last week and now has a covering of stones presumably to act as protection against the sun to prolong its useful life.
|The new look hide|