Its always good to return to base on Pagham Beach after a time away. Good to see that the Brent Geese are returning with a number of young birds; looks as if they have had a successful breeding season in the Arctic. Good to see the Spit hide has been cleaned out and is useable again. Good to see that we have not been washed away despite work on the promised rock revetment has not begun.
So, having noted all the 'special' birds I have missed (i.e. Great White Egret, Rose Coloured Starling, Jack Snipe etc.) I wandered along the North Wall to see if I could catch up with the Ring Ouzel reported on Saturday. I was joined by Peter C and together we searched in vain...plenty of Blackbirds and a couple of Song Thrushes but alas no Ouzels despite hundreds being seen earlier last week in the east of the county.
Rather than coming back with no photos I took a couple of shots of the regular species but nothing unusual....
|Reed Bunting (f)|
|Snipe ...not Jack!|