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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.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

A Wheatear Day

This was a morning when Wheatears were everywhere...they could be seen on the beach,on the fence posts,in the bushes and flying across the marsh.They spent most of the day feeding in preparation for the long flight home and presumably will decide when the time is right to depart!
Several other species were present including Meadow Pipits,Reed Buntings and a couple of Stonechats. At least 50 Mediterranean Gulls had arrived on the Lagoon and 2 Common Sandpipers were feeding on the edge of the water.There was a real sense that Autumn had arrived and things were on the move!

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