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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, May 9, 2017

Nightingale pilgrimage...a disappointment.

This is the time of year that Pulborough Brooks is THE place to go to listen AND see Nightingales at their best. Arriving at just before 8.00am I made my way down the zig zag to Fattengates and waited and listened. After a while of silence, suddenly a Nightingale struck up....for a very brief phrase or two. Then, there it was...a couple of shots ...

.....and then it disappeared never to be seen again during my visit!
I made my way to adder alley where I was pretty certain I would enjoy more success but on my way  met a couple of photographer acquaintances neither of whom had had much success.
However,  I waited a while and heard a few snatches of song and then a bird flew onto an exposed branch...snap,snap,snap... was a dunnock!

So that was more Nightingales today!

However I did record some other species and I was particularly pleased with a couple of Long Tailed Tits feeding near West Meads hide.

Pretty little birds.

Now for the 'not so pretty birds'!

A flyover Raven....with its diagnostic wedge shaped tail and long fingers.

Apart from that a Shelduck at West Meads
...and a lone Canada Goose
...and two bunnies
A bit desparate...yeah!

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