Gone fishin’

On Saturday we decided to see what the strong winds were blowing up the channel.  After more than two hours, the answer was clear: nothing.  Our full list was 1 Gannet, 1 Cormorant, 2 Turnstones and a small handful of Herring Gulls.  With the wind dropped a bit today, we went to Pagham to see if we could catch up with the elusive Squacco Heron.  It wasn’t very elusive today, thankfully, staying put for more than four hours in plain sight (at least it was still in exactly the same place when we came back).  It caught a couple of fish while we were watching and had a brief flight, until it decided it was too windy and came back.  A couple of Cattle Egrets added to the Mediterranean feel.

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