|...and very 'put out'|
A nearby Curlew was not in the least concerned!
Meanwhile on the Breech Pool all was quiet with Teal and Mallard feeding happily
|A happy Teal!|
and several Black Tailed Godwits feeding close to the pathway...
|...all in winter plumage now.|
A Mute Swan skimmed over my head...
|..too close to get the whole bird in the picture.|
Whilst a Water Rail ...
|..scuttled along the reed bed almost out of sight.|
|A pair of Wood Pigeons watched me as I departed.|
Back along Pagham Spit an hour or so later the Stonechat was still present
just outside the hide..
|..perched as ever at the top of a bush, a very attractive bush!|