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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.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

An improving picture!

With good light and a little less cold, a visit to the North Wall  seemed a possibility  to find the reported Black Redstart...especially as a certain birder from Worthing had just posted some excellent photos!

On arrival  it was nowhere to be seen as the horses were being fed and watered and run around the field at great speed! However a birder from Surrey who had been present for several hours advised me of the birds' circuit and in time it showed quite well. A little tricky to start with especially as the wind was ruffling its feathers but eventually it came to the barbed wire fence and posed for long enough to obtain some reasonable images ...two of the best I've posted on my Flickr site.

The wind was causing problems to balance

It flitted from the straw heap to the ground to the fence post constantly on the move

On the straw heap

...on the post

...on the ground

...and back on the post!

A  couple of Chiffchaffs also present and a very confiding Robin,.


Robin...also windswept!

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