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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.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Diappointed hopes.

Monday dawned bright and sunny and having heard that Short Eared Owls and various Raptors were being seen at Burpham a visit was a must! As I approached the village a Red Kite soared over the car and I thought I was in for a good morning. Alas how wrong can one be!
As I wandered up towards Peppering Farm a covey of Grey Partridges crossed the road, paused momentarily before heading into the long grass and away. A few long distance cropped shots...

They've seen me!
A quick dash...

..into the long grass and they were gone!

Then it was up to the dew pond and down the hill where a small flock of Fieldfares were feeding on the Hawthorn
Very skittish birds...they didn't stop long.

Few other birds about except for a two chaffinches and this Song Thrush..

So it was onto Arundel and Swanbourne Lake to locate the reported Firecrests...but alas, not a chance!
Apart from the usual wildfowl and these Jackdaws...zilch!

Here's to a better trip next time!

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