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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, November 13, 2015

Black Redstart in the Churchyard.

A visit to the Spit and North Wall proved largely uneventful....a few small flyover pigeon flocks, several groups of Starlings moving west, Lapwings, distant Golden Plovers and the usual Cettis Warbler  in the reed bed.  A group of Redpolls flew east, calling.
There have been recent reports of a Black Redstart in the churchyard so as the clouds gathered and the wind 'got up' I decided to have a quick look...and sure enough it was feeding on the ground by the church entrance. Very quickly it shot up to the top of the roof and just as the rain started I managed to point the camera in its direction and got a couple of record shots...just to prove it was still there!
Not brilliant pics but no doubt about its identity

..and just for fun, a shot of another visitor to the churchyard ...
...ratty in a hurry!!!

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