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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.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

JANUARY 1 2008

The harbour is simply teeming with birds this morning...a very still, overcast morning but vibrant with bird life!! Lapwings are the most abundant bird followed closely by Brent Geese but duck numbers are high as well with Wigeon,Teal and Pintail the most numerous.Shelduck are well represented and a few Goldeneye are present and a pair of Red Breasted Mergansers are fishing in the harbour mouth. Waders are represented by Curlew,Dunlin, Turnstone, Redshank and a flock of about 180 Knot wheeling above the shingle bank just off shore. Pride of place this morning must go to a female Kingfisher sitting on the metalwork at the harbour entrance looking for her breakfast! (You need to be up before the dog walkers to see this bird who is a regular in the winter months )

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