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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.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Juvenile Robin and a Scavenger incident.

The first juvenile Robin turned up in the garden yesterday and today I was ready with the camera. The light wasn't good and the double glazing was not crystal clear but nevertheless he/she posed nicely whilst I lay flat out on the floor trying to get some ground level shots!!

..and, as if not to be outdone, a cheeky House Sparrow hopped into view!

As I wandered around the Lagoon later, I noticed a Black Headed Gull tracking a Great Crested Grebe. As I watched the Grebe caught a small fish and immediately the Gull sprung into action and went into the attack. 
Just as the Grebe was swallowing its prey  

 ... the Gull plunged at it and the Grebe was forced to choke up the fish

 ...whereupon the Gull snatched the fish..

...gobbled it down

...  and then hung around, waiting for the Grebe to get another.
What a scavenger!!


A Whitethroat was singing on a nearby branch...why do twigs invariably spoil a photo!

So that's it for another day.

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