Friday, December 5, 2014

A day at Pagham Harbour & Medmerry with the dogs

Wednesday 3rd December as I was on holiday, and the sun was shining, I loaded up the dogs and drove down to the Pagham visitor centre. First birds seen, Magpie, Blue & Great tit a short walk to view Ferry Pool, adding Shelduck, RUDDY SHELDUCK, Wigeon, Teal, Shoveler, Pheasant, Moorhen, Lapwing, Black-tailed godwit, Curlew, Redshank, Black-headed gull, Skylark, Rook, Carrion crow & Starling.

I then walked around this part of the harbour back to the visitor centre seeing on the way, Little egret, Mallard, Green woodpecker, Back in the car and of to Church Norton, where in one of the fields where a covey of Red-legged partridges as we neared Greenlease farm.

When at the Severals, a Cetti's warbler was heard, Woodpigeons in the trees and a Sparrowhawk low over the reeds. Then up on to the beach, for Turnstone, Oystercatcher & Herring gull.

Once at the harbour itself, soon added, Great crested grebe, Cormorant, Grey Heron, Spoonbill (3), Dark-bellied brent goose, Red-breasted merganser, Ringed plover, Grey plover, Dunlin, Bar-tailed godwit, Common gull, Great black-backed gull & the Leucistic Curlew.

Near to the hide and church car park were, Robin, Blackbird & Great spotted woodpecker, and down Rectory lane  on the way back to the car, Dunnock, three types of finch, Chaffinch, Greenfinch, Goldfinch & a pair of Ravens flew noisily over, Then off the see Medmerry for the first time, I drove into Bunn Leisure, West sands holiday park, Past The Oasis complex and as far as I could go before parking up. Walked to view Medmerry returning to the car via the beach, seeing Meadow pipit, Pied wagtail, Black redstart, Stonechat & Jackdaw.

Then off to the North Wall, where the last birds added to the days list were, Little grebe, Canada goose, Pintail, Water rail, Coot, Golden plover, Snipe & Collared dove, 62 bird species.
2014 Year List = 233

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