Welcome to All About Wildlife
Welcome to All About Wildlife
Displaying images from trip: Pagham Harbour - 21/03/2014

Chiffchaff

Click Me
Location: Pagham Harbour Date: 24/03/2014
Scientific Name: Phylloscopus collybita Pic By: Jen
Family: Warbler Size: 10cm
ISO: 640 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D 420/1
Description: Description to come soon!

Curlew

Click Me
Location: Pagham Harbour Date: 29/03/2014
Scientific Name: Numenius arquata Pic By: Mark
Family: Curlew Size: 55cm
ISO: 800 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D 400/1
Description: The Eurasian Curlew is the largest of all the waders in its range, at 50-57cm in height with a generous 1 meter wingspan. What makes this bird especially unique to Britain is that itís one of the only places in Europe where it does not migrate, staying year round. In the winter they tend to gather in good-sized groups, though very wary of any disturbances. The only similar bird in its range is the Whimbrel, which is generally a smaller bird with a shorter, more downturned bill compared to the smooth downward curve of the curlew.This bird is mainly greyish brown, white on the back, and a very long curved bill.

Curlew

Click Me
Location: Pagham Harbour Date: 31/03/2014
Scientific Name: Numenius arquata Pic By: Mark
Family: Curlew Size: 55cm
ISO: 800 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D 400/1
Description: The Eurasian Curlew is the largest of all the waders in its range, at 50-57cm in height with a generous 1 meter wingspan. What makes this bird especially unique to Britain is that itís one of the only places in Europe where it does not migrate, staying year round. In the winter they tend to gather in good-sized groups, though very wary of any disturbances. The only similar bird in its range is the Whimbrel, which is generally a smaller bird with a shorter, more downturned bill compared to the smooth downward curve of the curlew.This bird is mainly greyish brown, white on the back, and a very long curved bill.

Eurasian Coots

Click Me
Location: Pagham Harbour Date: 24/03/2014
Scientific Name: Fulica atra Pic By: Jen
Family: Coot Size: 37cm
ISO: 1600 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D 420/1
Description: All-black and larger than its cousin, the moorhen, it has a distinctive white beak and 'shield' above the beak which earns it the title 'bald'. Its feet have distinctive lobed flaps of skin on the toes, which act instead of webs when swimming. It patters noisily over the water before taking off and can be very aggressive towards others.

Eurasian Coots

Click Me
Location: Pagham Harbour Date: 24/03/2014
Scientific Name: Fulica atra Pic By: Jen
Family: Coot Size: 37cm
ISO: 1600 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D 420/1
Description: All-black and larger than its cousin, the moorhen, it has a distinctive white beak and 'shield' above the beak which earns it the title 'bald'. Its feet have distinctive lobed flaps of skin on the toes, which act instead of webs when swimming. It patters noisily over the water before taking off and can be very aggressive towards others.

Eurasian Coots

Click Me
Location: Pagham Harbour Date: 24/03/2014
Scientific Name: Fulica atra Pic By: Jen
Family: Coot Size: 37cm
ISO: 1600 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D 420/1
Description: All-black and larger than its cousin, the moorhen, it has a distinctive white beak and 'shield' above the beak which earns it the title 'bald'. Its feet have distinctive lobed flaps of skin on the toes, which act instead of webs when swimming. It patters noisily over the water before taking off and can be very aggressive towards others.

Eurasian Coots

Click Me
Location: Pagham Harbour Date: 24/03/2014
Scientific Name: Fulica atra Pic By: Jen
Family: Coot Size: 37cm
ISO: 2000 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D 420/1
Description: All-black and larger than its cousin, the moorhen, it has a distinctive white beak and 'shield' above the beak which earns it the title 'bald'. Its feet have distinctive lobed flaps of skin on the toes, which act instead of webs when swimming. It patters noisily over the water before taking off and can be very aggressive towards others.

Eurasian Coots

Click Me
Location: Pagham Harbour Date: 24/03/2014
Scientific Name: Fulica atra Pic By: Jen
Family: Coot Size: 37cm
ISO: 2000 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D 420/1
Description: All-black and larger than its cousin, the moorhen, it has a distinctive white beak and 'shield' above the beak which earns it the title 'bald'. Its feet have distinctive lobed flaps of skin on the toes, which act instead of webs when swimming. It patters noisily over the water before taking off and can be very aggressive towards others.

Great Cormorant

Click Me
Location: Pagham Harbour Date: 31/03/2014
Scientific Name: Phalacrocorax carbo Pic By: Mark
Family: Cormorant Size: 90cm
ISO: 1250 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D 400/1
Description: The Great Cormorant is a very large black bird. With a longish tail and yellow throat patch, the adults have white thigh patches in the breeding season. It can be distinguished from the very similar Shag by its lack of green tinge and lack of crest. An extremely wide spread bird, its breeding range extends all over europe and asia, south across africa, to the atlantic coast of North America.

Great Crested Grebe

Click Me
Location: Pagham Harbour Date: 29/03/2014
Scientific Name: Podicepts cristatus Pic By: Mark
Family: Grebe Size: 48cm
ISO: 800 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D 400/1
Description: The Great-Crested Grebe is an excellent swimmer and diver, the young able to do so almost immediately after hatching. The adults are unmistakable in summer with bright rusty colors on their head and neck. The hatchlings are striped black and white, much like a zebra. It is the largest grebe in europe.The species was almost hunted to extinction in the 19th century, but thanks to the RSPB, it is now a common sight.

Great Crested Grebe

Click Me
Location: Pagham Harbour Date: 31/03/2014
Scientific Name: Podicepts cristatus Pic By: Mark
Family: Grebe Size: 48cm
ISO: 800 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D 400/1
Description: The Great-Crested Grebe is an excellent swimmer and diver, the young able to do so almost immediately after hatching. The adults are unmistakable in summer with bright rusty colors on their head and neck. The hatchlings are striped black and white, much like a zebra. It is the largest grebe in europe.The species was almost hunted to extinction in the 19th century, but thanks to the RSPB, it is now a common sight.

Great Crested Grebe

Click Me
Location: Pagham Harbour Date: 29/03/2014
Scientific Name: Podicepts cristatus Pic By: Mark
Family: Grebe Size: 48cm
ISO: 800 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D 400/1
Description: The Great-Crested Grebe is an excellent swimmer and diver, the young able to do so almost immediately after hatching. The adults are unmistakable in summer with bright rusty colors on their head and neck. The hatchlings are striped black and white, much like a zebra. It is the largest grebe in europe.The species was almost hunted to extinction in the 19th century, but thanks to the RSPB, it is now a common sight.

Great Crested Grebes

Click Me
Location: Pagham Harbour Date: 29/03/2014
Scientific Name: Podicepts cristatus Pic By: Jen
Family: Grebe Size: 48cm
ISO: 800 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D 420/1
Description: The Great-Crested Grebe is an excellent swimmer and diver, the young able to do so almost immediately after hatching. The adults are unmistakable in summer with bright rusty colors on their head and neck. The hatchlings are striped black and white, much like a zebra. It is the largest grebe in europe.The species was almost hunted to extinction in the 19th century, but thanks to the RSPB, it is now a common sight.

Greenfinch

Click Me
Location: Pagham Harbour Date: 31/03/2014
Scientific Name: Carduelis chloris Pic By: Mark
Family: Finch Size: 15cm
ISO: 800 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D 400/1
Description: Description to come soon!

Iceland Gull

Click Me
Location: Pagham Harbour Date: 29/03/2014
Scientific Name: Larus glaucoides Pic By: Jen
Family: Gull Size: 22cm
ISO: 800 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D 420/1
Description: A medium-size gull, smaller than most herring gulls. It has a rounded head and smallish beak, giving it a dove-like expression. It has very pale plumage and white wing tips, and, like the glaucous gull, it is sometimes referred to as a 'white-winged' gull. It is a winter visitor, with small numbers of birds, usually seen singly. It breeds in the Arctic and winters as far south as New York and Britain.

Iceland Gull

Click Me
Location: Pagham Harbour Date: 29/03/2014
Scientific Name: Larus glaucoides Pic By: Mark
Family: Gull Size: 22cm
ISO: 800 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D 400/1
Description: A medium-size gull, smaller than most herring gulls. It has a rounded head and smallish beak, giving it a dove-like expression. It has very pale plumage and white wing tips, and, like the glaucous gull, it is sometimes referred to as a 'white-winged' gull. It is a winter visitor, with small numbers of birds, usually seen singly. It breeds in the Arctic and winters as far south as New York and Britain.

Iceland Gull

Click Me
Location: Pagham Harbour Date: 29/03/2014
Scientific Name: Larus glaucoides Pic By: Mark
Family: Gull Size: 22cm
ISO: 800 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D 400/1
Description: A medium-size gull, smaller than most herring gulls. It has a rounded head and smallish beak, giving it a dove-like expression. It has very pale plumage and white wing tips, and, like the glaucous gull, it is sometimes referred to as a 'white-winged' gull. It is a winter visitor, with small numbers of birds, usually seen singly. It breeds in the Arctic and winters as far south as New York and Britain.

Iceland Gull Comparison

Click Me
Location: Pagham Harbour Date: 29/03/2014
Scientific Name: Larus glaucoides Pic By: Mark
Family: Gull Size: 22cm
ISO: 800 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D 400/1
Description: A medium-size gull, smaller than most herring gulls. It has a rounded head and smallish beak, giving it a dove-like expression. It has very pale plumage and white wing tips, and, like the glaucous gull, it is sometimes referred to as a 'white-winged' gull. It is a winter visitor, with small numbers of birds, usually seen singly. It breeds in the Arctic and winters as far south as New York and Britain.

Little Egret

Click Me
Location: Pagham Harbour Date: 31/03/2014
Scientific Name: Egretta garzetta Pic By: Mark
Family: Egret Size: 60cm
ISO: 640 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D 400/1
Description: Description to come soon!

Long Tailed Tit

Click Me
Location: Pagham Harbour Date: 24/03/2014
Scientific Name: Aegithalos caudatus Pic By: Jen
Family: Tit Size: 14cm
ISO: 640 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D 420/1
Description: Description to come soon!

Mute Swan

Click Me
Location: Pagham Harbour Date: 31/03/2014
Scientific Name: Cygnus olor Pic By: Mark
Family: Swan Size: 140cm
ISO: 800 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D 400/1
Description: Description to come soon!

Oystercatcher

Click Me
Location: Pagham Harbour Date: 31/03/2014
Scientific Name: Haematopus ostralegus Pic By: Mark
Family: Wader Size: 42cm
ISO: 500 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D 400/1
Description: The Eurasian Oystercatcher, otherwise known as a Pied Oystercatcher or just Oystercatcher here in the UK is part of the oystercatcher family. Its the only one to occur here in the UK, although there are 3 subspecies of this oystercatcher in Europe and some of Asia. Its highly migratory but we are lucky enough to have this bird stay here year round. This bird as an adult has black above, white underneath, and a vividly red legs and bill which makes this striking bird really stand out amongst other waders. Despite its name, it does not primarily hunt for oysters, however its one of, if not the only wader to be able to pry open these tough creatures. What makes this bird really unique is that the shape of the bill varies depending on which type of food it specializes in. Birds that focus on molluscs have broad bill tips, where birds that specialize with unearthing worms tend to have pointed bills.

Red Breasted Mergansers

Click Me
Location: TBC Date: 23/03/2014
Scientific Name: Mergus serrator Pic By: Mark
Family: Merganser Size: 55cm
ISO: 1000 Gender: F
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D 560/1
Description: Description to come soon!

Robin

Click Me
Location: Pagham Harbour Date: 31/03/2014
Scientific Name: Erithacus rubecula Pic By: Mark
Family: Robin Size: 14cm
ISO: 500 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D 400/1
Description: Description to come soon!

Ruddy Turnstone

Click Me
Location: Pagham Harbour Date: 23/03/2014
Scientific Name: Arenaria interpres Pic By: Mark
Family: Wader Size: 23cm
ISO: 800 Gender: U
Equipment: Canon EOS 7D 560/1
Description: Description to come soon!