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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, October 5, 2018

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness....

Autumn has arrived!
 Birding from the North Wall was a little difficult first thing. 

...but the mist soon cleared as this Black-tailed Godwit was feeding near the sluice gate.   

 A walk further along the North Wall produced this Water Rail scuttling along the rife...a bird more often heard than seen.

 A good morning for reflections as this Moorhen proves!
 ...and this Mallard!

 Numbers of wintering Teal are building up now....the green speculum on this one just showing.

A watchful Heron in a hawthorn....just look at that beady eye.

 A single Little Egret in the dead tree...posing in the sunlight.

 ...and finally a Reed Bunting.
The forecast for tomorrow is not good so I had to make the most of today. I was hoping to find the Great White Egret but that was a total failure...perhaps next's hoping. 

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