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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.

Monday, March 17, 2008

My First Wheatears !!!!

Yes....the day I have been waiting for! Two Wheatears appeared on my local patch this morning ...Spring really IS on the way but you would hardly think it with the brisk biting North Easterly blowing. A pair of Peregrines sat motionless on new island in the harbour surveying their territory and contemplating their next meal.
A visit to North Wall produced lots of newly arrived Chichaffs actively feeding in the hawthorns plus three Cettis Warblers singing their explosive song from deep within the undergrowth. About 60 Black Tailed Godwits were feeding in a field beyond Breach Pool most of which were changing into sumer plumage. A buzzard sat in the dead pine tree and a Sparrow Hawk flew overhead.

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