The light was good but the background of tarmac was not ideal. It was feeding along the pathway but I was able to obtain a few shots of the bird on the shingle but it was not an ideal setting.
There was little else of interest apart from a few raptors viewed from West Meads and the usual woodland birds...
|Great Spotted Woodpecker|
...so it was back to Pagham to try improve on my previous efforts to photograph the Goosander and Long Tailed Duck neither of which materialised! In desperation I photographed a Herring Gull!
However as I turned away from the gull a Kingfisher suddenly appeared on the metal work at the harbour entrance and was much more obliging as it fished from the sea wall in the late afternoon light.
I approached cautiously and noticed she seemed to be yawning but in fact she was just about to eject a pellet which can be seen to the right of the bird as she turned her head away!
|Wonderful photographic subjects!|
...but saw me and dived
and surfaced a little way away!
By now the sun had gone down and a lone Grey Plover watched as I made for home.
So, a day of mixed fortunes ...but enjoyable, nonetheless.