I don't often see Stock Doves on the beach and when I do they are quite skittish so it was another case of 'grab the camera' for a shot through the double glazing, when a pair turned up early this morning. They were on the beach obviously searching for weed seeds.
They were not easy to capture, the light was against me and they kept disappearing into the long grass...here's the best of the bunch.
The morning was sunny but cool and there were Swifts hawking over the Lagoon...another photographic challenge! Not easy for such a 'swift' bird!
After watching this Mute Swan on the Lagoon in ideal conditions I thought maybe I should to stick to somewhat easier photographic subjects in future !
Next was a quick visit to the North Wall where there was a single Common Sandpiper in Whites Creek which was too far away to capture. However I did meet Peter Callis searching for Yellow Legged Gulls. I'm not sure if he was successful as I had to leave, to deal with less exciting domesticities! Anyway here's one I captured earlier, as they say!
|Yellow Legged Gull|
(Not from my Pagham Harbour collection I hasten to add!)
A pair of Common Terns were present so a few more flight photos!