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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.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Peregrines return !

A superb sunrise and clear blue sky.....Brents calling, Oystercatchers piping, Wigeon and Shelduck flighting and pair of Red Breasted Mergansers chasing each other in the harbour entrance. On 'new island' just north of the main channel a pair of Peregrine Falcons watching every move...seemingly unnoticed by hundreds of Grey Plovers and Dunlin feeding on the mud nearby. These are probably the pair that nest regularly on Chichester cathedral but I have not seen them on this, their favourite resting spot for a few weeks...they have probably been pre-occupied with their preparations for raising another brood this year.

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