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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.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

That was the week...that was.

The week started  with a brief visit To Arundel WWT one morning on the way back from an appointment in Worthing.

Kingfisher...waiting to 'pounce'.

I don't generally include captive birds but this shot of a sleepy Bewicks Swan caught my eye!
Bewick Swan
Later on,  a visit to the North Wall revealed a single Golden Plover ...unusual for this species ( in the winter there will be 600+ out in the harbour)

During the day I came across a pair of Harlequins

Friday morning.............

Pagham seafront ....looking out to sea just after sunrise

Just after sunrise from Pagham Spit looking towards the North Wall

Another visit to North Wall....
Heron fishing by the sluice

Greenshank...Whites Creek.

Along the rife from Breech Pool on Friday morning
Dabchick or Little Grebe

Such cute birds.

...with attractive rear ends!

...and very photogenic in the right setting.

Gazing at herself in the mirror!

A farewell glance back before a final dive...they spend a disproportionate time under water so photographers have to be quick!

The cattle were grazing in front of Honer Farm with the usual attendant Yellow Wagtails (at this time of year)

Yellow Wagtail.

On Saturday  as I paid a quick  visit to the North Wall  to check for a Wryneck that I missed yesterday, an Osprey was being mobbed by the local Corvids....very distant and a huge crop.

A Curlew was having a wash and brush up and I was able to 'snap' him just as he completed his morning ablutions!

By the way sign of the elusive Wryneck!

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