Nevertheless there were plenty of 'the usual'. The early morning light was just perfect for some camera work so a wander up to the hide was a must.
A Curlew was feeding in the salt marsh and allowed a fairly close approach...they are usually a bit jumpy when approaching so this was a good opportunity to obtain a few shots.
|On the alert...I was getting TOO close so I backed off and left him in peace.Add caption
|Superb little birds.
As I returned for a coffee I took a few more photos of our common residents and realised how often I just pass these by without a second look..
|Little Egret lurking in the shallows
|Goldfinch ...feeding on teazles.
|Enjoying the sun!
|...and then a Lapwing joined him and started feeding.
Time to return but a brief stop at the sluice gate to have a last look.
|Distant Golden Plover
|Little Egret preening
I'm getting to like living at Pagham!