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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, April 7, 2017

I arrived at the North Wall this morning to be greeted by this fine Spotted Redshank...just moulting into summer plumage.

 On the Breech Pool a flock of Black Tailed Godwits but this one stood out from the in fantastic summer plumage!

Also present were Shovelers and Gadwall beside the usual Teal and Mallards.

Drake Gadwall
Then at the other side of the Pool a Water Rail suddenly took flight and headed along to the reedbed further along.

In the still morning air I could hear swans flying towards me from the Honer Farm direction

 ..and very soon they were passing giving the opportunity of a few flight photos.

I know they are only Swans but still irresistible  photographic subjects!

Further along towards Owl Copse, the Herons and Egrets were busy nesting in the hawthornes.

Whilst this Moorhen was exploring!

What a beauty in the morning dew!

It's not all birds!

 The Swallows are back in the horse paddock

A couple of Sedge Warblers were singing but I only had the briefest of views.

Here are some photos taken earlier in the week......

At Pulborough Brooks - a Squirrel moving its young...
 Near Jupps View

Canada Goose on nest....Winpenny hide

West Mead...Lapwings

Starling...nest building

 Grey Heron...Breech

...and finally, a female Linnet on Pagham Spit.

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