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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 22, 2008

What a contrast!

After the miserable weather of the past few days, this morning was a real contrast....windless,sunny and extremely pleasant. The sheer numbers of birds in the harbour was amazing with huge numbers of Lapwing,wheeling flocks of Grey Plover and Knot and hundreds of Wigeon and Brent Geese. The whole harbour had had come alive and was seemingly rejoicing at the return of some decent weather. During the morning when I walked to the harbour entrance for a second time I saw a flock of 72 skylarks...perhaps the biggest flock that I'd ever seen here! Several snipe were flying overhead uttering their characteristic flight call and then a Sparrow Hawk flew fast and low along the saltings causing short term mayhem! A pair of Reed Buntings soon ventured out and let me get quite a decent photograph! May we have many more days like this!

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