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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 29, 2008

More ducks!

Yesterday I nipped over to Hove to see the reported Long Tailed Duck. It was a very murky,foggy morning but it lifted quite quickly and I was able to capture a shot of the duck even though conditions werre far from ideal.Later in the day 5 Pochard (all drakes) arrived on the Lagoon....unusual for this stretch of water and this morning 8 Goldeneye were present (1♂ with 7♀).
5 Red Breasted Mergansers fished in the harbour entrance whilst Wigeon and Pintail were feeding on the low tide grassy mudbanks.
Large flocks of lapwings and the accompanying Golden Plovers still much in evidence.

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