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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, April 30, 2020

Random April lockdown images.

Garden Robin  
Taken by Sparrow Hawk (sadly) since photo 
Robin nestling closeup

Wood Pigeon 



Black Tailed Godwit

Spotted Redshank

Spotted Redshank

Greenshank with unusually stunted beak.




Great Tit
Green Woodpecker
Great Spotted Woodpecker       

I am very fortunate to live in an area with such a variety of bird life

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Much of the same!

My daily 'permitted' walk along to the North Wall produced very little in the way of migrants or 'new' birds. Chiffchaffs singing along the Slipe field 'dog walk' and a very lonely Brent Goose in Whites Creek.

The three Garganey were still present in the channel behind the sluice gate...initially I could only see the two drakes but the duck  was so well camouflaged I overlooked her initially!

Fifteen Cattle Egrets were present in Owl Copse but were disturbed by two dogs and made a hasty retreat very soon after this photograph! 

The resident Marsh Harrier made a brief but distant appearance

... a male Reed Bunting was partly hidden in a hawthorn oblivious to my presence.

On my return along Whites Creek the regular Spotted Redshank was showing well

 ...but eyeing me rather suspiciously as I got too close for comfort!

A very pleasant hour and I was  reminded yet again of  how fortunate I am to be able to see such a variety of birds on my doorstep, especially in these difficult times!