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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.
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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Dartford Warbler is still here

A windless morning tempted me out at 7.15am to see if the Dartford Warbler was still around as yesterday was exceptionally windy and it would have kept its head down

A Grey Plover was feeding on the salt marsh and was at an 'in between' stage (Summer/winter plumage)

Grey Plover
A Little  Egret flew up  and the early morning sun showed  its bright yellow feet briliantly!
..and then as I approached the bushes along the path to the hide I heard a tell tale 'churrrrr' was still here...the Dartford1

It was almost impossible to get a clear view of the bird..
and each time it showed itself a twig was in the way 
but in the end it hopped up briefly for a 'snatch' photo.
Next stop was Breach Pool but apart from a flock of Lapwing and a load of Canada Geese the only wader of any note was a Black Tailed Godwit....stretching.

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