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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.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Wryneck along North Wall, Pagham!!!!

We have just arrived back from a week in Suffolk and in  todays blog I was going to put  a few photos from our highlights but an early walk along the wall has changed the priority. I had just spent an hour photographing a Kingfisher before strolling along the wall when I saw Jim Weston waving to me....he had seen a WRYNECK! We spent the next 20 minutes in vain searching and then Owen Mitchell joined us but still no sign. 
Another search further along and then....'.it' flew towards us and perched obligingly in a hawthorn.
A few shots before it flew back from whence it had come. Many thanks, Jim!!

This was just a lucky shot...but what a tongue!

...but what about the Kingfisher?

...a good morning not to mention five Spotted Redshanks, four or more Curlew Sandpipers, Black Tailed Godwits, Snipe etc. etc.
Our holiday snaps will have to wait another day!

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