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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, April 2, 2008

Its all change...

...most of the Brent Geese and Wigeon have departed and there are far fewer waders on the mudflats this week. However Shelduck are much more numerous and a pair was looking for a possible nest site around the Little Lagoon...they do this every year but, due to the continual disturbance, have never been successful. Ringed Plovers are displaying over the shingle beach and 3 pairs of Skylarks were skulking in the tufts of grass...another hopeful sign of possible nesting. Linnets were singing from the tops of serveral gorse bushes and hopefully they too will soon be building their nests...we usually have 3 or 4 pairs at least. A Peregrine Falcon sat motionless on New Island...his mate presumably staying at home on Chichester Cathedral!

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