However stunning landscapes, stacked full of common and breeding birds, the agricultural habitat under the high level stewardship scheme at Medmerry was a joy to walk through, just unfortunate no icing or cherry on the cake. A couple of moth and bot lifers and great time with the family so all good.
Yellowhammer- Medmerry is full of em
Presumed first-summer Black-tailed Godwit at Ferry Pool, Pagham. This bird is basically in winter plumage so not sure if a young bird or non-breeding adult. In addition to what are presumably over-summering Blackwits there were also presumably migrant Ringed Plovers and Dunlin and also 3 Bar-tailed Godwits.
Shelduck with young at the Ferry Pool
3 Spotted Flycatchers at Medmerry were the only migrants I had. A few Cuckoos around which always great to see,
Yellow-horned Poppy - a shingle specialist at Pagham
Sea Arrowgrass (I think)- a specialist of salt marsh
Sea Kale (white flowers), Red Valerian and Yellow-horned Poppy at Pagham
Pagham Shingle - the Little Terns hunting off shore and breeding nearby are a local speciality. Also good numbers of Sandwich Tern and some Med Gulls in the harbour colony.