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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, September 2, 2008

Autumn has arrived

Sorry about the breakdown in blogs but have had a major problem with my computer! Well today has been really rough but just after midday it calmed down just sufficienly to enable me to venture out. 2 Gannets were very close to the shoreline and looked absolutely stunning against the dark grey of the storm clouds. As usual the camera was left indoors so regretfully no dramatic image!
The past few weeks have seen a little migration with streams of Swallows,House and Sand Martins moving west and, on several mornings in mid August, considerable numbers of Warblers have arrived overnight....mostly Willow Warblers but a few Whitethroats. Parties of Whimbrel and larger groups of Curlew have been present and numbers of Turnstone and Dunlin are building up. Common sandpipers too have been located around the Lagoon where several Little grebe have turned up during the past 2weeks.A fellow birder reported 13 Avocet on Sunday and a Spoonbill was reported hopefully after the stormy day today we can expect some more excitement during the next few days...I love this time of year!!

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