...and this Sandwich Tern returning with breakfast after a fishing foray.
A juvenile Pied Wagtail was feeding near the Spit hide...
In the evening a Wheatear was present and finally a silhouette shot of Mallards over the Little Lagoon.
Pagham Birder: The BlogA 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.
|Sand Martins and Swallows over the beach this evening.|
|Mostly Sand Martins making use of the beach fencing.|
|...and the adult on the Spit hide.|
|The resident Blackbird...in moult.|
|The single youngster looks very vulnerable as it peers out from the beach at the wide world beyond!|
|Common Tern looking great against the approaching storm clouds.|
|...another shot showing the diagnostic bright red bill with black tip.|
|Sandwich Tern with Breakfast....black bill with yellow tip!|
|Swifts were very active first thing this morning feeding on flying
insects near the beach for about 45 minutes before moving west.|
...but apart from this there was little activity of note. A Ringed Plover was alarming frantically along the beach and as I stood well away for a little while, a very young youngster made an appearance although it was very difficult to detect on the shingle....it simply mingled in with the stones and only when it moved could it be seen!
|...but were easily disturbed and quickly took flight.|
|Is that me!|
|Vipers Bugloss..an unusually stunted specimen very close to the high tide mark.|
|A Small Copper looking good on the pebbles.|
|One of several Sand Martins.|