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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.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Bean Geese Alert !


Had a telephone call from local birder (Tim Edwards) after lunch to say he had just located some Bean Geese from the North Wall. As it happened I was just about to set out to obtain better photographs of the Water Rail as the light had improved so quick change of plan to look for Tim and the geese. As I arrived Tim had started walking over the fields to where he believed the geese had now gone....the old story...'should have been here 10 minutes ago'.
A long walk resulted in no success and we trundled back to the North Wall but then ....success...they had re-appeared. For the next hour we watched them feeding and enjoyed noting the dark brown head and neck and the bright orange legs and bill in the fast disappearing sunlight. They were really too far away for a photograph but I managed a very poor record shot...at least I know they are there....somewhere!! (Well maybe it just shows the location! )

1 comment:

Tricia said...

Now those are birds on my "I would like to see" list!! Great that you managed to see them.

And the colours in your picture are great (Lol).... Have to admit that I've really looked hard but.....:)