Monday, 13 February 2017

Brent Geese and Curlews at Pagham Harbour

On February 7th I visited Pagham Harbour following a report of a pair of Bearded Tits seen at the Breech Pool the previous day. Instead I saw thousands of Brent Geese flying over - heading seawards in the morning and returning in the afternoon. A flock of around a hundred Curlews arrived on the grassland, with some Godwits among them, not sure which species. There were many Widgeon on the mudflats and also some Lapwings. A Cormorant arrived and a Corn Bunting appeared briefly.
Breech Pool

Cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo

Corn Bunting, Emberiza calandra

Curlew, Numenius arquata




Eurasian Widgeon, Anas penelope

Eurasian Widgeon

Godwit and Curlew

Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus


Lapwing, Vanellus vanellus

Pagham Harbour

Snowdrop, Galanthus species

Brent Geese, Branta bernicla

Brent Geese

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