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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, May 30, 2014

The Magic of Medmerry!

My first visit to this new reserve and it is impressive!

Here are a few of the birds which got the adrenalin racing.....

The Star bird....Black Winged Stilt

Black Winged Stilt

Black Winged Stilt

Black Winged Stilt...feeding

Black Winged Stilt
On the nest.

Avocet on of four pairs I noticed.

Avocet on the alert.
Avocet...with youngster (one of three)
Little Ringed Plover
Little Ringed Plover with youngster.

Little Ringed Plover with youngster.

One of two breeding  pairs both with young.

A pair of Common Terns dropped in.
The Watchpoint.

....and the watchers.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

A visit to Pulborough Brooks to check on Nightingales.

Nightingales can be very frustrating and it was just one of those days. Oh yes!.....several singing in various spots but mostly in dense leaf cover.
When they did show up, they were either against poor backgrounds or partly obscured and very difficult to focus on. Here is the one and only acceptable image
Next year, must get there earlier in the month before the foliage is too vigorous!
...and here's a few other pics......

Blue Tit at nest hole with juicy grub

...on the way out!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The North Wall

Another pictorial record ...( I had just done todays post and then somehow deleted it! just photos today!)


Sedge Warbler


Look at those tail feathers (Kestrel)

...and tonight in lovely light in the Oystercatcher

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Good lighting enticed me to have another look at the 'locals' on the patch.

What a sky! What a bird!
Mallard...front on!
Moorhen...front on!
Iceland Gull...still here and whiter than ever!
Pagham always offers photo opportunities!

Monday, May 12, 2014

A pleasant Spring wander around Pagham Lagoon

A photographic record of my morning wanderings...

Goldfinches nest building.
Male watching the work being done!

Great Crested Grebe

Coot...lots of young on Lagoon
Coot youngster close up....his  'looks' will improve when he grows up!
Mute swan with cygnets.

Iceland Gull still present.
Great Black Backed Gull
A pleasant morning indeed!