....and what a stonker!
A superb male on the Spit near the old car park.
Great to see this herald of Spring.
Pagham Birder: The BlogA regular account of the birds seen mainly on and around Pagham Spit, the Lagoon and the North Wall plus other birding exploits from time to time.
I have a note in my diary that March 10 is departure time for Brent Geese to leave Pagham Harbour for their breeding grounds in the north...at least this is the date that I have noted many times that hundreds of geese fly out of the harbour straight out to sea before turning sharp left heading east. So today I wandered down the east side of the harbour to say my good byes and literally hundreds of geese were were chatting to each other - noisily...a sure sign they were planning for the long journey. Perhaps they were aware that a storm had been forecast and a force 8 gale was about to hit us tomorrow.
Black Headed Gulls are gaining their summer plumage....
The Lagoon has attracted a number of Mediterranean Gulls recently and many of them are now sporting their black heads...a sure sign spring is on the way
The regular Wood Pigeon.
That's it for now...roll on end of lockdown!