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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, March 29, 2019

Busy Herons along the North Wall, Pagham.

Yes...if you have a camera and want to capture Herons in flight, be sure to visit the North Wall, Pagham Harbour!
Here are a few snaps taken this week.

Nest building in full swing!

Friday, March 1, 2019

Goosanders on the first day of spring.

It was a bit of surprise to find a pair of Goosanders out to sea this morning but they gradually made their way into the harbour and as they were heading up the Church Norton they were disturbed by walkers and fortunately came within photographic distance on 'my'side.. The light wasn't good and being a mixture of white and very dark green proved difficult to expose correctly. 

Wing stretching.

The Hooded Crow seems to have taken up residence on Pagham Beach and is now a regular sighting.

It doesn't permit a very close approach so these photos are all heavily cropped.           
The weather (up until today) has been exceptional for February and the birds are singing and starting to nest build. Here are a couple of the more vocal along the North Wall taken a few days ago.
Great Tit 


The evenings have been spectacular and earlier in the week I went in search of the reported Marsh harriers as they went to roost in the reed bed behind the Breach Pool.
Brent Geese after sunset 

Although the light was failing and the birds were a long way off I did manage to obtain a few record shots....

....and finally
              Wader silhouettes.....Redshank and Curlew.