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.
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Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Hawfinches on Pagham Beach !.....Very unlikely but only 20 minutes away in Arundel I found the first Hawfinches I've seen for many years. Although a dull , grey sunless morning persistence paid off and I managed to get a few record shots. Apparently they have been seen for the past week so hopefully they will hang about until the next sunny day (for improved photographic conditions).
Yesterday was an interesting day with a Mandarin Duck along the Breech Pool looking somewhat out of place in his splendid 'dress'. 3 Avocets and a Spotted Redshank were showing well, Cettis Warblers bursting into song and many Reed Buntings included in the mixed finch flocks.