Top Paragraph

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, July 23, 2012

A Pagham Harbour Gropper!

Thanks to  Richard Hatch reporting a singing Grasshopper Warbler on the SOS website I visited the field north of the wader pool last night but had no joy.
However at 7.30 this morning I made a successful return visit, located the song and even had a visual of this skulking bird! It made a brief appearance on a stunted hawthorn but within about 20 seconds flew into dense cover...not even time for a record shot! It called very spasmodically but with patience I am certain it would show again. On the pool nearby 4 Green Sandpipers still present and 4 Teal overflew Breech Pool.
A perfect summer morning, not a breath of wind, warm and absolutely ideal conditions for Gropper listening!

No comments: