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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, April 10, 2013

Spring must arrive soon!

Yesterday we had a fleeting glimpse of a female Black Redstart on the beach from our living room window. It was VERY fleeting...two or three seconds and it was gone...just long enough to note the firey red flash of the tail!

Today as I was in the Worthing area and had to kill a couple of hours I paid  a brief visit to Pulborough Brooks. A Jay posed for a quick photo

 before making off at speed!

....then it was down to Netleys hide and besides all the expected birds, the distinctive flight of a Little Gull albeit a long way off and virtually impossible to capture with a 100-400mm!

Just identifiable.

On the return a couple of male Bullfinches were nipping off the newly formed flower buds of a blackthorn but were most uncooperative and had no intention of posing for the camera!

Apart from that a few Chiffchaffs and much activity from Nuthatchs, Tits and Treecreepers  but there was a definite 'feel' that Spring was last!
(and I forgot to mention 2 Swallows and 6 Sand Martins from Jupps View)

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