Monday, 2 April 2012

Waders in Pagham Harbour.


Last week I made a visit to the coast and wandered around a small part of Pagham Harbour between The Spit and the North Wall for a couple of hours. With high tide some hours away the only species that really came close enough for a photo was one of many singing Greenfinches.Most of the waders were distant views through the bins but it didn't stop me trying .... so here are a few cropped images.


Oystercatcher

Spotted Redshank

At least the stationery and over flying Gulls made things a little easier.


I even attempted to slowly creep closer to a group of preening Black-tailed Godwits, all resplendant in their breeding plumage but just as I settled down they decided  it was time to move on before I had time to change the camera settings!
Oh well ... better luck next time.   FAB.

16 comments:

  1. Great sighting and birds. I love the Godwits, they are beautiful. Looks like a great day of birding. Wonderful post and photos.

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  2. I like the shot of the blacktailed godwits in flight. What long legs they have!

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  3. you still got some great shots. the godwits are really cool!

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  4. Liking the greenfinch, unusual striped markings on the gull's head. You almost got it for the Godwits; would've been a great opportunity too.

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  5. Nice to see the Spotted Redshank, a mega rarity on our patch! On my visit to Pagham earlier in the year the waders were distant too!
    J
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  6. A very nice walk along the shore and it looks lovely and peaceful Frank...could have not asked for much more and the birds may be far off, yet they are delightful. Those silly Black tailed Godwits, they just had no idea that their portraits were about to be taken, yet the flight image is wonderful~

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  7. Sounds like a glorious day's birding.

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  8. Ahh, gulls. How I wished I could see them here. Carol

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  9. Good pic of the BTG's, I love a trip to the coast, Linda

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  10. Good plumage revealing shots of the Blackwits Frank, looks like a place for digi-scoping.

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  11. They are still very nice images! And you're right: there's always next time.

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  12. Waders always manage to do exactly what you don't want them to. Nice shots nevertheless.

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  13. So very pretty! My favorites are the godwits and oystercatcher, all are lovely, though. Always a pleasure to visit your wonderful blog!

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  14. It sounded and looked like a very enjoyable visit Frank a shame the BTGs didn't stay long but I really liked the photo of them in flight.

    I also enjoyed the previous post and the lovely photos. I thought the one of the Buzzard was stunning!!! What a treat to get so close.

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  15. Pagham's great it seems.. had one visit a few weeks ago and must get back to it.. especially as it's now so close to me!!

    Sounds a good walk you had Frank and lovely to get the Godwits!!

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  16. Hi Everyone.
    Delighted you enjoyed my trip to the coast and obviously the 'Blackwits' stole the show. Next time I'll have to be more sneaky with my approach!
    Cheers ... FAB.

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