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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.
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014

An early morning visit around the Spit only produced a Lesser Whitethroat, a Wheatear and a few Willow/Chiffs and the usual Linnets.
One of the "usual" Linnets.
 During the morning local birder, Andrew House wandered past and mentioned a Whinchat by the hide and 20 or so Little Terns; on the Lagoon  the  Iceland Gull was still present and looking a lot whiter than previously! So, time for me to revisit!
The Whinchat was present but very skittish and disappeared even before the camera was focused. There was however an obliging Whitethroat in a bush next to the hide.

Little Terns were distant but there were at least 20 nearer the Church Norton side.

An Oystercatcher appeared to be 'sitting'

Later in the day a visit to the western end of the Lagoon to check out the gull....

 Iceland Gull...taking off.
Iceland Gull at rest.

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