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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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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Black Brant last.

An uncertain start to the day on the Spit but the Long Tailed Duck was just visible...
...but a long way out!
The Red Breasted Mergansers were still about but photography was nigh impossible in the poor light.

This mornings highlight was a 'fly over' Raven and this is becoming a much more common sight of late...sometimes a pair of Ravens fly East during the morning.

 Not great photos but sufficient to note the huge beak and the typical long 'fingers' of the wings.

In the afternoon I was pleased to catch up with the reported Black Brant less the two hundred metres from my back door.....

Black Brant....showing the diagnostic white flanks
and the large white crescents almost touching at the back of the neck.

Two Slavonian Grebes were noted off shore but a telescope was essential. A Kingfisher was fishing in the harbour and to conclude a pair of Mute Swans flew past.....

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