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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, April 20, 2015

Pagham Harbour....Church Norton

An early morning visit to the Ferry proved disapponting as I had hoped the Black Winged Stilt would still be was not to be.
So, a visit to Chuch Norton to see what was around. First up, Andrew House  of  Selsey Blogger fame! ( joint editor) We watched a Chiffchaff gathering nesting material....frantically, in the car park.

The Churcyard held plenty of Chiffs and a few Blackcaps as well as dunnocks displaying madly.

Often known as 'shufflewings' and you can see why when they are in display mode!
Little in the harbour apart from Shelducks and calling Greenshanks and a pair of Teal on a mudbank...

The Severals were pretty devoid of birds apart from a few Cettis Warblers shouting their heads off.As I made my way back across the fields to the farmstead a Whitethroat showed itself beautifully ensbling some decent photo opportunities..


..and a Great Spotted Woodpecker was looking for grubs in an old branch high up in a tree.

As I returned I was surprised to see a Clouded Yellow...surely, early for this species?
...a very pleasant couple of hours!

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