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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, January 17, 2008

Albino Oystercatcher

A cloudy morning with a brisk S.S.W. wind and a temperature of 8°c ....with a threat of more rain to come. Highlight was a very strange looking Oystercatcher with almost all white plumage,with the exception of its primaries...a partial albino. A similar bird appeared for several years running in the'80s and '90s and one was reported last it the same bird?

Plenty of Mediterranean Gulls feeding on the beach and masses of Turnstones accompanying Redshanks and Grey Plovers.

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