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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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Friday, April 1, 2016

A couple of hours in RSPB Pulborough Brooks.

Arrived at 8.15am and headed down the zig-zag.
Several Bullfinches were making light work of the blackthorn buds!

At the bottom of the zig-zag a Song Thrush was having breakfast...

A Blackcap was singing near Fattengates.

On making my way to West Meads hide I noticed a Tree Creeper low down on an ivy clad tree and very shortly it was joined by another and it soon became clear they were nest opportunity not to be missed and both seemed unphased by my presence. A few hundred shots later I did obtain few acceptable pictures....they are fast moving birds and not easy to capture in the 'right' pose!

Some of the nest material was quite challenging!

On my way to the look out over the brooks a Red legged Partridge made a quick getaway...

...and on arrival at the watchpoint 
 the Peregrine was on his 'usual' tree and afforded a good photo opportunity in the excellent light!

As a bonus a Sparrow Hawk took up a position less than two metres away on a higher unexpected and unusual duo!

Even more unexpected were three low fling Red Kites over the A259 between Flansham and Felpham...unfortunately, photo not possible at 60 mph!

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