Pagham Birder: The BlogA 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.
Thursday, October 30, 2008
A Black Redstart !
I was only saying to a visiting birder yesterday that I was hoping to see my first Black Redstart soon and sure enough one turned up today in the garden! It was on the beach initially, then flew to the front garden and when I looked out it was actually on a hanging basket only .5 metre away!! I managed to grab the camera and got a few shots through the double glazed window in poor lighting conditions. Never mind the image above isn't brilliant but at least it is a record shot!
Yesterday, there was a late Wheatear on the beach but most impressive were the numbers of Pintail which have increased dramatically during the past few days.Wigeon, Teal and Brent Geese have increased too.
Life has been a bit hectic recently hence blogs have been few and far between but hopefully by the middle of next week more time can be spent 'in the field'....or should I say on the beach!