Wednesday, 19 March 2014

19th March, 2014 Pagham Lagoon, Lidsey and Coldwaltham

We decided to have a change of scenery this morning and our first visit was to Pagham Lagoon. We didn't have too long to wait before the 1stW type Iceland Gull flew in from the sea and showed very well both on the lagoon and in flight.
A brief visit to the North Wall where a cold strong W wind was blowing but no sign of yesterdays Whooper Swans.
We then drove to Lidsey Sewage Farm and soon located the 2 Glossy Ibises at the back of the field directly behind the sewage farm entrance and close to the railway line. A passing train flushed them and they flew towards us and dropped into some reeds directly behind the back sewage farm fence but unfortunately out of view.
On our way home, we stopped off at Coldwaltham after Matt told us he had the Great Grey Shrike earlier this morning near the railway bridge. Another birder was present and showed us where he had seen it some 10 minutes earlier and after a few minutes wait, we picked it out about 100 yards south of the bridge on some brambles. To far to photograph, but some enjoyable scope views.

1stW type Iceland Gull with Herring Gulls on Pagham lagoon.







1st W type Iceland Gull on Pagham lagoon.