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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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Monday, September 13, 2010

A good selectiuon of species this morning!

        As I started my early morning sortie I was alerted by the call of a Great Spotted Woodpecker and there it was on the telegraph pole outside the  bungalow...there are no trees on the spit so I suppose this was next best!                                                                                                   
The Pintail seems to have taken up residence on the Lagoon
Wheatears were still much in evidence and this was a superb male in front of the hide
I was pleased to see the Dartford Warbler was still present enjoying blackberries 
It responded to a bit of pishing...
...and eventually showed well and posed in the sunshine
The Peregrine was hunting..
and although it made a few stoops on passing pigeons I didn't see it make a kill
A kingfisher was present on the Lagoon (although too far away for a photo) and Chiffchaffs were darting in and out of the bushes


... whilst  a single Whitethroat permitted a close approach

Not a bad hour for a few new images.

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