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Pagham Birder: The Blog

A regular account of the birds seen mainly on and around Pagham Spit, the Lagoon and the North Wall plus other birding exploits from time to time.
Any news of interest regarding the ongoing erosion problems on Pagham Beach will, from now on, be shown on my other blog together with general beach photos.. Click on the link... Pagham Beach Blog on this page.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Pagham Harbour...early morning at its best!

Waning Gibbous Moon  an hour after sunrise over Pagham Harbour this morning
A crisp Autumn morning and a 30 minute walk up to the Spit Hide and back reminded me of how fortunate we are to live here!

Here are just a few of the birds encountered.
Drake Wigeon moments after a splash landing.
Male and female Wigeon taking off.Add caption

Little egret in flight...just look at those marigolds!

Little Egret fishing

Oystercatcher...the early morning lights really highlights the bright orange bill.

As I looked over the harbour wall a Turnstone was feeding very close by.

Curlew on the salt marsh

A wing stretching Curlew 

Returning via the Lagoon the usual Coots and Tufted Ducks were accompanied by 3 Pochard and a couple of female Goldeneye.

Female Goldeneye...the males usually arrive a few weeks later.

Yes...a superb morning!

1 comment:

Tony Sockett said...

Lovely photographs