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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 18, 2013

Sparrow Hawk with Sparrow

Early breakfast for the local Sparrow Hawk
This was the sight that greeted me this morning at just after 7.30. A dull overcast morning with very poor light but as the camera was' at the ready' for a twitch to record a Semi Palmated Plover reported on Hayling Island I wasted no time. It was poor....f5.6 at1/125 with ISO 6400! Coupled with the fact it was through a dirty double glazed window it was not that bad...quite bad but a record! The House Sparrow didn't think much of it either and just as the numbers are building up again....shame!

Out on the Spit a single Wheatear and 3 Chiffchaff....a few Gannets off shore, Brents still coming in, in small parties plus a few Med Gulls.

ps...Never got to Hayling so dipped out there!

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