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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, March 17, 2020

A trio of Garganey.

A early start to the North Wall following a late report of Garganey yesterday afternoon resulted in a blank 35 minutes searching the Breech Pool. Having given up and assuming they had possibly  moved on I wandered back towards the sluice gate and  during a final sweep of the harbour, there they were; two males and a female all sleeping with heads down on a mud bank... an unexpected spot to locate them.

They remained for a time but suddenly  took flight and headed for Whites Creek and quickly settled down with heads under  their wings again...sleeping.

...except for a moment when the female showed her head...with Teal on left.

Earlier I had the good fortune of actually seeing  a Cettis Warbler and grabbing a few shots of this very noisy but secretive bird!

...and finally a few other shots of the 'regulars'

Grey Heron....admiring the view! of many this morning 

Great Crested Grebe the sluice gate

Drake Wigeon

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