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Pennington February 7th 2023

I went on a clear sunny afternoon. Water in the lagoons was high so there were only a few small islands.

Afew examples of most birds were there.

Canada and Brent Geese, Shelduck, Mallard, Shovelr (many), Widgeon (many), Teal, Pintail, Coot, Moorhen, White Egret, Curlew, Redshank, Oystercatcher (very few), Lapwing, Turnstone, Dunlin, Ruff, Black tailed Godwit (i), Golden Plover, Usual gulls, crows, Starling, woodpigeon

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  Flypast of Brent Geese over Hurst View Campsite  
 
  A beautiful calm day full of Brent Geese, Canada Geese and Lapwings  
 
  A P51 Mustang
 
  My favourite Lapwing portrait He insisted on this
 
  One of the few islands was shared with Golden Plover And Shelduck on guard of course
 
  Brents setting off Flying past
 
  Brents arriving back Lapwing
 
  A pale winter male Ruff. I mistook it for a leucistic Godwit Two white Ruff with sleepy Widgeon
 
  Turnstone - a favourite at Pennington Another favourite - an essential site and sound of the marshes
 
  Dunlin. Just because he is common he should not be ignored Always elegant White Egret
 
  Dunlin, Redshank and a single Curlew
 
  Teal. The first failed to encourage his mate to look at the camera.                                                   I like the wa he frames himself with nice oval frame
 
  Shovelor with Pintail With his mate
 
  Here the sun is showing his purple head Greenfinch loudly proclaiming spring might be here
 
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