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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.
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Monday, March 21, 2016

One very elusive bird!

Along the North Wall this morning I at last  managed a distant, but heavily cropped shot, of a Cettis Warbler...they are so elusive...often heard but seldom seen.....

Not much else about but a few singing Reed Buntings....this one was quite well hidden in a bush

There was a singing Chiffchaff but no other migrants. In the Breach Pool 100 BlackTailed Godwits, 2 Snipe, plenty of Teal and a few Wigeon.

From Pagham Spit groups of Brent were noted heading out of the harbour rising high and then when about a half a mile out they would turn East before descending to sea level and to form a long string....obviously in 'migration' mode homewards.

Brent Geese ....homeward bound, just before they formed a long 'string'
Interestingly at 3.15 there seemed to be a bit of a mass exodus with big groups totalling probably 800 birds heading out to sea before turning east and were last seen through binoculars heading towards Shoreham.

1 comment:

Frank Boxell said...

You did well to capture the elusive songster.