RSPB Pagham Harbour: A Kingfisher & a Grey Wagtail brighten a dark winter day. 13.12.21
I caught the train from Brighton to Chichester, as usual, and took the 51 bus to outside the visitor centre of RSPB Pagham Harbour. I walked to the Ferry Pool, and then down the path north of the Ferry Chanel to Sidlesham Quay; then along the path that hugs the harbour through the mud flats up to and along the North Wall, then walked south on the east side of White Creek, following the mudflat path at the edge of the harbour to Pagham Spit (shingle). I returned to Chichester on the 600 bus from Pagham.
It was a very dark, overcast day, which made taking photographs very difficult. The photographs are in chronological order.
Bird species seen: Blue Tits, Great Tits, Long-Tailed Tits, Avocets, Redshanks, Curlew, Lapwing, Teal, Wigeon, Mallards, Shovelers, Moorhens, Coots, Little Egrets, Canada Geese, Brent Geese, a Kingfisher, a Grey Wagtail, Herring Gulls, Black-Headed Gulls, a Kestrel, Carrion Crows, Magpies, House Sparrows, Dunnocks, Great Crested Grebes,
On the bird feeders by the visitor's centre there was this squirrel.
Avocet and Teal
Avocets and Teal
Robin Robin trail poster. For details see: Robin Robin adventure trail at Pagham Harbour (rspb.org.uk)
Kingfisher on the wall of the sluice that evacuates water from the Ferry Pool into the Ferry Channel
Back at the Ferry Pool
Avocet and Shovelers
Back on the Ferry Channel
Grey Wagtail, in channel of sluice
Great Crested Grebe and Redshank
Great Crested Grebe
Black Headed Gull
Magpie, from Robin Robin
Kestrel above the Ferry Channel saltmarshes
The path through the top of the saltmarsh to the North Wall
Great Black-Backed Gulls (near Pagham Spit)
The Breach Pool (north of North Wall)
Breach Pool (South Downs in the background)
Teal, Wigeon and Lapwing, White Creek (looking south to Church Norton)
Reeds along the Saltmarsh path to Pagham Spit
The remnants of a grove of trees.
Brent Geese (Church Norton on opposite bank)
Harbour Mouth/Pagham Spit
Pagham Spit (Bognor Regis in the background)
Brent Geese in a pool on Pagham Spit