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Pagham Birder: The Blog

A regular account of the birds seen mainly on and around Pagham Spit, the Lagoon and the North Wall plus other birding exploits from time to time.
Any news of interest regarding the ongoing erosion problems on Pagham Beach will, from now on, be shown on my other blog together with general beach photos.. Click on the link... Pagham Beach Blog on this page.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

At last ....a wryneck!!

Having visited the North Wall Pagham a couple of times in search of the reported Wryneck I decided to look at a second site where a Wryneck was supposedly 'showing well'. I arrived at the Church Norton car park and met a local man who described the precise location of the bird. Having got to the spot and searched without sucess I was joined by another birder and neither of us could locate it. At last having almost given up hope the 'local' man arrived with another group and pointed out the bird less than 20feet away from where we stood. Its ability to be lost against the background was remarkable!
However although it was difficult to photograph without some grass/foliage spoiling the picture I did eventually get a few reasonable shots from the 162 images taken! Who said bird photography was ever easy!!

1 comment:

mick said...

Those are great photos! I've just found your site and have been reading the older posts where I am especially interested in your references to shorebirds. We get many of the same birds down here on the east coast of Australia - but I shall need to go and consult my books to see if they are identical species.