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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 24, 2008

One bold bird!

Garganey are usually quite difficult to approach but this one is different! I caught him yesterday feeding with the resident Mallards on Pagham Lagoon on bread thown out from one of the caravans on Chuch Farm. The Black Necked Grebe is still present today but I haven't seen the Little Gull. A couple of Wheatears were present on Pagham Spit and a Chichaff was singing from an ivy clad bush despite the cold N.W. wind. The past few days have seen hoardes of birders looking at the recent arrivals and there is a report of a Scaup/Tufted duck hybrid which has caused added interest and not a little debate!

1 comment:

Owlman said...

Awesome shot! Ducks are usually tough to approach, especially when they are out of the water - well done.