....on my early morning sortie of Pagham Spit. This is my first Whinchat this Autumn and it was flitting from the gorse around the Little Lagoon and perching on various high spots of various weeds and bushes so typical of the behaviour of a Whinchat . A couple of Wheatears were also present together with a few Chiffchaffs and a juv. Whitethroat. Two Pied Wagtails flew west and I heard a Yellow Wagtail fly over (why are they SO difficult to see! ) . The Peregrines were on New Island and fourteen Little Egrets plus two Grey Herons were roosting on Tern Island.
Coot numbers are building up on the Lagoon together with a small flock of Little Grebes which arrived last week.