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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.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A Good Autumn Morning.

It was one of those grey autumn, very still, mornings....but birds everywhere!
Before I had even got out of the front garden I noticed a female Blackcap in our birch tree along with a charm of 30+ Goldfinches
Hirundines over the Lagoon, Chiffchaffs in the ivy clumps; Blackbirds,  Song Thrushes and Robins in the hawthorns; Reed Buntings,Greenfinches and Linnets around the Little Lagoon.
 A couple of Stonechats and a few  Meadow Pipits were on the wire fence leading to the hide; Rock Pipits on the harbour wall and flyover Pied Wagtails going east. Nothing spine tingling but a really good autumn morning for variety and sheer numbers!



Reed Bunting


...and a Little Egret fishing in the shallows

Back home the Black Redstart  showed up and although it was dull and taken through double glazing I was quite pleased!
Later in the afternoon and having tempted it with mealworms I managed, with patience, to obtain some really pleasing shots...have a look at two of the best on my flickr site.

...and last but not least a shot of a couple of well known least to the local birding fraternity...inspecting the extended Church Norton spit which now comes past our bungalow.

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