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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.
News regarding the ongoing erosion problems on Pagham Beach is, from now on, shown on my new blog. Click on link Pagham Beach Blog on this page.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A new tick?

As I was talking to a neighbour yesterday afternoon we noticed a large bird flying over the off shore spit...or was it? At first I thought it was a cormorant but as we watched it, it changed direction and flew back and forth up and down the spit....no bins...no camera. It turned out to be a drone being flown by a team from the coastal survey operation.Their vehicle was parked in the car park.


Earlier in the day the the work started on a 'patch up job' along the beach. This will probably be satisfactory until the next Spring tide!

Shingle is being  scraped up from the beach forming part of the nature reserve and dumped by the first rock groyne.

Residents don't have a lot of confidence in the operation ...it is certainly not a long term solution.

....but this is a blog about birds, so enough!

Not ideal birding weather and having circumnavigated the Lagoon nothing of major interest... 3 female Goldeneye, 12 Little Grebe,and Tufted Ducks. On the sea a few Gt Crested Grebes, the usual Med Gulls plus, on the high tide roost, c 300Knot/Grey Plover.
Maybe the shift in the wind direction and a drop in temperature will result in more activity.

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