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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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Monday, October 30, 2017

A fantastic morning!

A real Autumn morning....cold and crisp...excellent lighting for photography!
Firstly a brisk walk round Pagham Spit....a flock of c60 Greenfinches circling and some landing in the's half a dozen

 Also accompanied by a few Reed Buntings.

 Here's a couple of them.

Brent numbers are really picking up now but juveniles seem very scarce...all these are adults.

As I made my way to the North wall I passed the Lagoon and there, right in the middle, my first drake.Goldeneye...winter is on its way!

What a splendid bird!

At the South East corner of the harbour a whole selection of winter ducks...just feast your eyes on these magnificent drake Pintails!

...with their attendant females

...and a Drake Teal
 ...and a group of Wigeon
 ...and Shelduck!

Waders weren't in short supply either posing in the morning sunshine.
Redshank...normally quite skittish but this morning approachable!

 Curlew..on the lookout!

 ..but relaxing after a while.

Black Tailed Godwit in Whites Creek

Oystercatcher probing for his breakfast.

...and finally Red Admirals everywhere!

Pagham Harbour is difficult to beat on a morning like this!

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