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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.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

A typical January morning

A bright and breezy morning with a cold north westerly wind.Sunrise over Pagham beach made it difficult to see the hundreds of waders feeding along the shoreline but a superb flock of about 200 knot were wheeling above the sea before alighting on the off shore shingle bank.Turnstones were turning stones (as they do !) on the beach accompanied by Grey Plovers and Redshanks. In the harbour numbers of Red Breasted Mergansers have increased and were 'snorkelling' in their hunt for small fish. Highlight of the morning was a superb drake Goldeneye just in front of the hide and I counted 5 females elsewhere in the harbour.Brent Geese were moving from their overnight roosting sites to feed along the coast and a party of 5 Mute Swans flew overhead and landed on the Lagoon.

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