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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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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Boxing Day rewards.

Looking towards Church Norton 
An early walk around Pagham Spit in the sunshine before the clouds returned brought its rewards.

Firstly the privilege of meeting  Tony Marr  on what he told me was his traditional annual Boxing Day visit to Pagham. At the time he was admiring the Mediterranean Gulls assembled at the end of the off shore spit. As many will know Tony was a founder member of the Sussex Ornithological Society 50 years ago and held posts in the early years of the Society of both Secretary and President. He now has special interests in both Norfolk and Harris in the Hebrides.

Secondly the sight of huge flocks of waders, wheeling over the harbour....a magnificent spectacle.
Wheeling flocks over Tern island 

Flocks of Grey Plovers and Knot moving on as the tide rises. 

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