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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, May 6, 2016


Having just returned from a holiday in the Med at the end of last week I was surprised to see a Cuckoo on our bird bath, whilst we were unpacking! At that time the gear was  still packed away but this morning a neighbour asked if I had seen a pair of Cuckoos he had noted in a bush on the beach the previous evening. As I hadn't seen them, but had seen a single bird a few days before, I made sure the camera was ready! Sure enough this afternoon at about 5.30 a Cuckoo landed in a bush in our garden and then dropped to the ground. Despite the rather dirty double glazed window I succeeded in capturing the bird for the few seconds it was present! A 'first' for the garden!
On the bush...before dropping to the ground.

It didn't hang around long and soon made off!................

I am hoping to include a few photos of our birding in Mallorca in the next few days once they have been sorted out!

1 comment:

Peter Lovett said...

Welcome back. Your pictures are stunning and inspirational, as always.