These first two photos show a few of the seven Pale Breasted Brent Geese which turned up a few weeks ago have been seen regularly from the Church Norton side of the harbour but early in the week could be seen well from Pagham Spit.
Curlews have been present each morning and are irresistible subjects especially in flight.
|Little Egret near the sluice gate...a favourite feeding ground.|
|Godwit numbers continue to build.|
|Whitethroat in the North Wall bushes.|
|A well hidden Sedge Warbler.|
|Coots always present in the rife.|
|Spot the Kingfisher....far left of the top fence rail (a very long way off)|
|Almost all Black Headed Gulls are now in winter plumage...a sure sign that summer is on its way out!|
|Two very distant Whinchats (centre between two out of focus Wheatears.)|
|Grey Heron concentrating!|
|Grey Heron in attack mode|
|That's breakfast...one unhappy fish!|
Today (Saturday) the Pale-bellied Brents were feeding just off Pagham Spit and I think now joined by a single Dark-bellied Brent (left).
Numerous Wheatears were on the spit perching on posts and wires and then dropping down onto the ground to feed.
|A seal came into the harbour as I watched the Brent...not seen one for some time.|
|Collared Dove...invariably feeding on the tideline along this stretch of the harbour.|