Pagham Harbour in West Sussex

Thursday 4 to Sunday 7 October 2018 – Short Break

This can be an exciting season, with new birds turning up every day. Regular species at Church Norton are wheatears, spotted and pied flycatchers and redstarts. The wader migration is peppered with unusual birds such as little stints, curlew sandpiper and ruffs, especially on Ferry Pool. It can be easy to see 60 bird species in a day. Anything can turn up – maybe an osprey or honey buzzard, or a wryneck down the west side or by “The Severals”.

It is one of the best spots for rarities in Sussex. October sees the arrival of Wigeon, Teals, Pintail and an influx of Brent Geese. Painted lady and clouded yellow butterflies often grace the pathways around the Harbour, soaking up the last of the sun, and hummingbird hawkmoths are regular.

Start time and meeting point – TBA
Leader: TBA
Transport: A mini bus will be hired to enable the group to travel collectively