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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 21, 2012

North Wall treats!

A mid- morning visit to check to see if the Glossy Ibis was still on the Breach Pool proved unexpectedly productive. Initially it was a Tufted Duck on the water, a fine male Reed Bunting in the reeds and a couple of Common Terns fishing and displaying.

...but then I met up with Dave Potter who had been looking for the ibis since the early hours with no joy.
We were scanning the sky when three Buzzards came in from the harbour....but were they? Eagle eyed Dave queried my call and sure enough one was an Osprey! As we both panicked to get the cameras trained on the bird, it virtually flew in front of the sun and almost over the top of our tripods so photography was not easy and by the time we were 'set up' the Osprey was heading over Honer Farm and out of range. A few grab shots and a little bit of tickling up in photshop and these are the results.

Osprey with decent size Mullet

. As we wandered back towards the Salthouse we saw a Roe Deer with a very young fawn the other side of Breach Pool. It seemed to be a very recent arrival and mother was licking it from time to time...

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