A forecast of sun all day tempted me to visit Pulborough Brooks and Arundel this morning. The Autumn colours were astounding and a male Marsh Harrier quartering the reed beds and viewable from Winpenny hide just complemented the Autumn colours showing his gloriously russet underwings to perfection in the early morning sunshine.
|He was quite distant but even these crops give an idea of the sheer beauty of this magnificent raptor.|
I dropped down to the WWT at Arundel and found two Kingfishers. Whilst I was watching them they spent most of the time flying from one spot to another and only once did one of them approach the hide and perch for a few moments, just about within reach of the lens. Again a big crop...not ideal but a record!
A Little Egret was a little more obliging.
Earlier in the week I had been staying on my own patch and here are just a few photos from Pagham Spit and the North Wall.
|A Heron fishing from the revetment on the beach.|
|A Mute swan over the Lagoon.|
|One of many Meadow Pipits which have been dropping in during the first few hours of daylight.|
This Stonechat has been around on the Spit for the past week.
Golden Plover have returned and are mingling with the Lapwings in the harbour.
|Another regular by the sluice gates.|