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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 3, 2008

A Bitter Day !

Only 1°c this morning with a fresh north easterly wind blowing and making it feel more like -5°c! A lot of weed has come ashore during the night and the Turnstones are accompanied by Redshanks and a few Oystercatchers searching for grubs along the tideline. The harbour is relatively empty of birds compared with the past couple of mornings....only a few Brents and Lapwings but Curlew and Dunlin are feeding in the centre of the harbour. A couple of Little Grebes are fighting against the fast outgoing tide, diving and swimming hard to virtually stay in the same place. A lone Peregrine is crouched low on New Island ..... one of his favourite spots. Although snow is forecast for some of the U.K. I doubt if we will see any...we rarely do in Pagham!!

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