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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.

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Tawny Owl and owlet.

Having not visited Pulborough Brooks for some time I was delighted to find the reported Tawny Owl in an oak tree between Westmead and Winpenny hide using the 'old' route. The two youngsters were in an adjacent oak but difficult to see let alone photograph!

One eye very slightly open ensuring the admiring photographers stayed their distance!

Just look at that vicious beak

This is one the two owlets...the most visible one!

A pair of Egyptian Geese had bred successfully and were just visible the other side of the Westmead pond...only four youngsters can be seen here but there were more.

Nightingales were in short supply and I only heard two singing males with just a fleeting glimpse of one at the bottom of the zig zag.

However Adders were showing well in the stack of pallets at the top of the zig zag...

A short but pleasant visit and good to meet up with Dave and Martin and to learn about their latest adventures!