• Sim Elliott

RSPB Pagham Harbour. The female Kingfisher, again. 22.02.22

When I visited Pagham Harbour on Tuesday I visited the full revere; walking first from the visitors centre to the Ferry Pool and then along the path, south of the Ferry Channel, to Church Norton, then on to Church Norton Spit. I then walked back to the Ferry Pool and then walked down the north side of the Ferry Channel to Sidlesham Quay; then via Halsey Farm to the North Wall. I walked up the Owl Copse path to Church Farm, then walked back down to North Wall, and walked to Salthouse. I there turned round and walked back view the North Wall and Sidlesham Quay to the visitors centre. Route marked in green on this map pagham-map.pdf (rspb.org.uk)


Ferry Pool


Wigeon


Shovelers and Avocets


Wigeon and Shovelors


Shoveler


Sluice Gate, Ferry Chanell


Female Kingfisher on sluice gate


Teal


Ferry Chanel


Redshanks in the Ferry Channel


Teal in the Ferry Channel


Redshanks


Dunnock next to the path to Church Norton


View to Sidlesham Quay


Tufted Ducks in the pool south of the Ferry Channel


Teal on the north side of the Ferry Channel


Moorhen in the Ferry Channel


Redshank swimming - something I rarely see; I see Redshanks commonly but typically wading

The same Redshank


Opposite Sidlesham Quay


View to the east; Pagham


Female Stonechat


Male Stonechat


North Wall from the path to Church Norton


North Wall ad the Salthouse from the path to Church Norton


Curlew


The path to Church Norton (flooded at high tide)


The Harbour and Pagham - Oystercatchers and Grey Plovers?


Herring Gull over the mouth of the Harbour


Possibly Grey or Golden Plovers


Path to Church Norton


Grey Plovers


Herring Gulls, Black-Headed Gulls and Little Egret - Tern Island behind


Curlew


Possibly a Spotted Rsdshank


Curlew


Redshank


Golden Plover (?), Little Egret, two Oystercatchers

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St Wilfred's Church, Church Norton; the thirteenth-century chancel of a large Norman church. The main part of the church was removed in 1864 and rebuilt in the centre of Selsey to serve the growing population of this seaside resort. St Wilfrid's Church, Church Norton, West Sussex | The Churches Conservation Trust (visitchurches.org.uk)


A female Chaffinch in the trees around the cemetery at Church Norton


Female Teal


Pagham Harbour


Ruff (?)


Ruff (?) and Grey Plover (?)


Great Crested Grebe


Turnstone


Herring Gulls in front of Tern Island


Church Norton


Pagham Harbour


Walking back from Church Norton to Ferry Pool


Curlew


Shelducks


Curlew


Little Egret


Oystercather


Little Egret


Great Crested Grebe (Ferry Channel)

Shovelers


Back at the Ferry Channel sluice - the same Kingfisher as before


Walking down the north side of the Harbour from the Ferry Pool to the North Wall


Wigeon


Halsey's Farm - Wigeon


Curlew


Wigeon


Church Farm fields - Grey Heron


Kestrel


Wigeon


Little Egret


Shelducks


Little Egret


Lapwings (?)


Wigeon, Black-Headed Gulls and Black-Tailed Godwits


Black-Tailed Godwits over the Salt House


Black-Tailed Godwits - foraging north of the North Wall

Lapwings White Creek (south of the North Wall)


Breach Pool


Wigeon (?)


The Breach Pool


View of Church Norton from the North Wall


Widgeon


Wigeon


Lapwing


View across the Harbour


Great Crested Grebe on the Breach Pool


Marsh Harrier over the fields north of the Breach Pool


Herons in the heronry, North Wall


Wigeon and Curlew (in flight)


Sidlesham Quay


Wigeon


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