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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 28, 2017

The Pagham Cuckoo..and more!

The Cuckoos were calling in their  favourite bush again this morning and I was joined by Roy and Gareth Hughes...nice to meet them on my local patch. 
 The bird was not easily spooked but was fairly mobile and one would fly across the Lagoon and return s few minutes later and then disappear into the bush. The vast numbers of Brown Tail Moths were a tremendous attraction and the bird would land on the 'tent' and just tuck in! Here are few shots.....

He is certainly not short of food!

Willow Warbler in the bramble.

Coot nesting on the Lagoon

Heron...head on!
 For the past couple of weeks there has been a distinctly odd looking sparrow associating with the locals. At last , today, I was able to get a closer view and discover it was a part leucistic  male House Sparrow. It is particularly noticeable when in flight and reminiscent of a Snow beware!

Tomorrow is another day...who knows what may turn up!

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