TOTAL FOR YEAR = 194
Friday 18th September, and after completing my calls in Redhill Surrey, I drove down to Pagham harbour West Sussex for an afternoon of birding. I parked at the visitor centre and then crossed the road to view Ferry pool, I joined the other birders and was soon looking at the GREY PHALAROPE, which was up near the cattle, in with the cattle were a few Yellow wagtails. The Grey phalarope then few down to the left hand side corner near the road, and began feeding right below us all, also in this corner was a Common sandpiper.
Then to Church Norton and a walk around the churchyard where I saw Whitethroat, Blackcap, Chiffchaff & Spotted flycatcher, also a Pheasant in the field behind the hide.
Finally out to view the harbour and beach, roosting in the harbour was a BAR-TAILED GODWIT, and there were still a few Sandwich terns around. On the beach was a single Wheatear.
TOTAL FOR YEAR = 196
Below are some of photos I took during this week.
WILSON’S PHALAROPE. Although distant it still gave good scope views, I tried to take some record shots, this being a new bird for my life list. It is always a good buzz to see a new bird, and I resisted shouting out "Wilson" like Tom hanks as other birders were around. Also nice to three LITTLE STINT, and when they fed next to some starlings, realising how little they really are.
TOTAL FOR YEAR = 198