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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.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

More Paddyfield pictures.

During the the early morning walkabout  I met a father and young, very keen son who, amongst other sightings, mentioned a Sandwich Tern. As we discussed this early date and whether  this was an over wintering bird two more Sandwich Terns flew from the harbour. They also mentioned they had seen the Paddyfield Warbler in more or less its original 'spot' but as the light was poor I waited until the sun broke through after 1.00pm,

There were a few birders on the NorthWall so having set up I waited and eventually the Paddyfield Warbler showed up!. Not the easiest bird to see let alone photograph but every now and again it hopped up a reed stem or caught a fly and then disappeared again moving along low in the reeds and popping up further along.

Paddyfield Warbler...showing for a few seconds at a time...infrequently!

The elusive Paddyfield Warbler shows up!

...easily overlooked if you didn't know it was there!
Keeping an eye on us!

A group of Roe Deer appeared in the field beyond and one was in velvet
Is this neck band unusual?
Along the wall the usual  Rock Pipits were present....

and on the water  in the harbour the Pintail looked fabulous in the sunlight!

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