Thursday 26 March 2015

Flyers and Pagham Harbour

female Mandarin Duck, Aix galericulata
On Friday 20th I arrived at Arundel WWT hoping the cloud would clear for the eclipse. Some hope! The sun appeared two hours late at 11:30am. I spent some time at the woodland feeders trying for some flight shots. On Saturday I visited Church Norton, Pagham Harbour and walked round the spit.
view from Sand Martin hide
Black-headed Gull with nesting material, Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Black-headed Gulls
Blackbird, Turdus merula
Blue Tit, Cyanistes caeruleus

Canada Geese, Branta canadensis
female Chaffinch, Fringilla coelebs

male Chaffinch

Common Gull, Larus canus
Great Tit, Parus major 
Greenfinch, Carduelis chloris
Jackdaw, Corvus monedula
Kestrel, Falco tinnunculus near car park
Long-tailed Tit tapping on window, Aegithalos caudatus
Long-tailed Tit
Mallard, Anas platyrhynchos
Mallards battling
Mandarin Duck, Aix galericulata
female Mandarin Duck
Nuthatch, Sitta europaea

Reed Bunting, Emberiza schoeniclus 
female Reed Bunting
Robin, Erithacus rubecula

Tufted Duck, Aythya fuligula
Pagham Harbour beach:
Black-headed Gull, Chroicocephalus ridibundus
Brent Geese, Branta bernicla
Coltsfoot, Tussilago farfara
Cormorant, Phalacrocorax carbo
Oystercatcher, Haematopus ostralegus

Ringed Plover, Charadrius hiaticula
Sea Beet, Beta vulgaris maritima
Sea Mayweed, Tripleurospermum maritimum
Sea Mayweed
Spoonbill, Platalea leucorodia
Teal, Anas crecca
Turnstones, Arenaria interpres
white Curlew, Numenius arquata
Wigeon, Anas penelope
female Wigeon
Yellow Horned Poppy, Glaucium flavum

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