Monday, 3 March 2014

Little Gulls, Partridge and Curlews

Curlew, Numenius arquata

On Thursday I visited the Little Gulls again at Brooklands Park. I arrived early morning when they were swimming and feeding on water surface morsels, then when sun came out they started flying for insects.
On Friday after delivering Sue to the hospital for her knee operation, I went to Pagham Harbour and walked along Long Pool and the west side of the harbour. There were many Curlews and thousands of Brent Geese, 200 in a field near six Red-legged Partridge and the rest in a swirling flock on the east side.
Little Gull, Hydrocoloeus minutus:

Pagham Harbour:
Brent Geese, Branta bernicla
Black-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Brent Geese, Branta bernicla
Brent Geese, Branta bernicla
Curlew, Numenius arquata:

Red-legged Partridge, Alectoris rufa
Gorse, Ulex europaeus

Long Pool
Shelduck, Tadorna tadorna
 by the RSPB office bird feeder:
Long-tailed Tit, Aegithalos caudatus
Pheasant, Phasianus colchicus
Dunnock, Prunella modularis
Woodpigeon, Columba palumbus

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