Wednesday, 29 February 2012

Heyshott and Pagham Harbour

Wednesday is Heyshott work party day, We had a good turnout this morning and cleared much bramble covered wood which had been cut years ago but not disposed of. Our bonfire was the biggest yet and it was very satisfying looking at the total area cleared this winter. 

This plant is the object of all our work. When the primrose seeds discover the open glade we have created, we hope they will burst forth and attract the female Duke of Burgundy butterflies to deposit their eggs on the underside of the leaves.

Afterwards I called in at Pagham Harbour again where I found about 20 birders looking for the Paddyfield Warbler. It was seen briefly a couple of times and I went on a walkabout to see what else was around.

Grey Heron
Little Grebe
Little Grebe diving
 It spent more time underwater than on the surface


Pintail and Mallard
female Teal

male Teal
pair of Great Crested Grebes

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