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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, November 13, 2013

Not one but two Shrikes!

As the news filtered through last night that the rocks for the Pagham Beach  revetment were not arriving from Norway today I decided a visit to Waltham Brooks on a brilliant sunny morning was a 'must'. I arrived at 9.15 to be told the Great Grey Shrike had been sighted at 7.50 a.m. I hung around for 40 minutes and then headed to Pulborough Brooks until lunchtime in the hope that it may re-appear. Upon returning several other birders were looking and one told me I was looking in the wrong place and that he'd seen it 20 minutes earlier. To cut a long story short and making my way past the sewage works and crossing the railway line eventually a shout went up, and there it was albeit rather distant. It was really too distant for a photograph but anyway here are a few cropped images....certainly recognisable and a record!

...and then remarkably it was joined by a second bird and was none too pleased and made off. The pair dropped into another bush and then I didn't see them again!

The only shot I got of the two birds....just about discernible!


Paolo said...

That is great! Two birds!

Paolo said...

That is great! So please to see a picture of both the birds together