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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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Friday, July 23, 2021

 Summer evenings are great for a quiet country walk ....Pulborough Brooks seemed an ideal venue and having arrived at about 6.30 we made our way to Fattengates and sat in perfect peace and quiet in the  children's study shelter. Not a sound and no activity until a small robin like bird appeared underneath a bramble  and showed itself for  a few short seconds on a huge tree trunk the other side of the path...a juvenile Nightingale. It hopped momentarily onto a post and quickly disappeared from view. 

Short and sweet but what a treat!

Apart from this little other birdlife was showing. It was very hot and any birds were either well hidden or, like this Song Thrush, were sunning themselves!

We only took binoculars but wished we could have had a closer look at the waders from the Hanger viewpoint but could only make out Black Tailed Godwits, Redshank and Lapwing.
A Grey Squirrel was feeding in the wood
..and a baby Rabbit was completely unaware of us as we returned up the zig-zag path.

A few photos from earlier in the week along the North Wall.

Coot with single chick.

Heron on a post

Small skipper.

Painted Lady
Nectaring close up.

Crow family....all with open gapes, panting! It was a very hot morning!

A Common Tern, fishing over the Breech Pool.

Reed Warbler... seen well, unlike a Cettis Warbler that was singing, but unseen!

A change to cooler weather forecast for this weekend with possible thunder and lightening Friday night.

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