Firstly a brisk walk round Pagham Spit....a flock of c60 Greenfinches circling and some landing in the bushes....here's half a dozen
Also accompanied by a few Reed Buntings.
Here's a couple of them.
Brent numbers are really picking up now but juveniles seem very scarce...all these are adults.
As I made my way to the North wall I passed the Lagoon and there, right in the middle, my first drake.Goldeneye...winter is on its way!
What a splendid bird!
At the South East corner of the harbour a whole selection of winter ducks...just feast your eyes on these magnificent drake Pintails!
...with their attendant females
...and a Drake Teal...and a group of Wigeon
Waders weren't in short supply either posing in the morning sunshine.
|Redshank...normally quite skittish but this morning approachable!|
Curlew..on the lookout!
..but relaxing after a while.
|Black Tailed Godwit in Whites Creek|
|Oystercatcher probing for his breakfast.|
...and finally Red Admirals everywhere!
Pagham Harbour is difficult to beat on a morning like this!