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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.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Whimbrel wanderings

An early morning walk around the Spit soon revealed a number of Whimbrel feeding in the saltmarsh. During the day several parties flew in off the sea uttering their piping call. Whimbrel are usually a little more confiding than Curlew to photograph and enable a closer approach before being disturbed...hence a few images this morning.

Walking back along the beach a pair of Linnets were feeding on the flower heads of the Sea appears they were choosing the unopened flower buds...a pleasant background for these two images.

Double left click on the images to see the plumage detail  

The males are especially colourful in their full breeding plumage.

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