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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, August 19, 2009

An early morning Wheatear

As I strolled round the harbour at about 8.45 this morning I almost trod on a Wheatear! It flew a few feet in front of me and stayed still for several minutes near a clump of sea kale and enabled me to get a reasonable photo before flying up to the ironwork when I was able to obtain another shot in the early morning sunshine.A couple of Sandwich Terns drifted over and the usual Peregrines were preening on New Island...a perfect morning,sunny, warm and windless and on passing the lagoon I noticed a Kingfisher perched on an overhanging bramble.Superb!

Later in the morning 2 Spotted Redshanks on Breach Pool.


Jon said...

Nice shots! On a different subject, do you know if the fishing is any good at Pagham? I have heard that large Bass are sometimes caught.

Anonymous said...

Yes, you've really done the Wheatear justice, and the light is perfect - cracking photos.