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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.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

A surprise at the end of the day!

A busy non birding day ended with a surprise.
A quick walk up to the harbour just before the sun was setting and a Wheatear perched on a 'dogs on lead' sign in the sunlight...
Wheatear ...just before the sun disappeared for trhe day.
As the sun went behind a cloud the gloom descended and I almost turned back but decided to walk towards the hide when a bird appeared on top of a bush. My immediate thought was that  it was one of the usual Stonechats that have been hanging around for the past couple of weeks but as I raised my 'bins' suddenly realised it was none other than a Dartford Warbler. The light was awful so I raised the ISO on the camera and managed to get a few record shots.

...nice bird and quite unusual on the spit.

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