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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.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Having been tied up with commitments today it wasn't until 3.30p.m. I was able to connect with the well watched and much reported rarity on Worthing beach. By the time I arrived at Splash Point the light was poor and it was drizzling..
However, there it was posing magnificently! A fabulous Desert Wheatear... well out of its normal breeding range of Eastern Europe and North Africa. A great life tick for me!

Desert Wheatear

...on Worthing beach (of all places! )

I managed to get some close ups as it was an amazingly confiding bird but slightly disappointed that it lacked a certain sparkle in the eyes!

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