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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, March 31, 2010

That was THE week that Suffolk!!

Alpine Swift....Kessingland

Have just returned from a week in Suffolk. It started with a Black Brant at Aldeburgh, Black Redstarts at Thorpeness and the usual selection at Minsmere with Jack Snipe, Ruff, Tawny Owl, Avocets, Bearded Tits and Marsh Harriers and then during the weekend, Palid Swift and Alpine Swift at Kessingland with supporting cast of White Wagtails and Firecrest .
The report of a mega tick on Westleton Heath had us scurrying to see the reported Lesser Kestrel and although distant good 'scope views were obtained by all ...see image below of the birders but regretfully no image of the distant bird.

Alas we 'dipped out'on the Penduline Tits at Minsmere that were present for a day or so prior to our arrival and again as we journeyed homewards yesterday morning!! A Great Grey Shrike had also joined the Kestrel on Westleton Heath!

Oh well.... thats birding!!!

I did manage to get a few decent shots of Dartford Warblers on Dunwich Heath which I was pleased to see had survived the winter snow! (posted on my Flickr site... )

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