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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, December 31, 2008

New Years Eve.....a good day!!

Although dull, cloudy and cold and not suitable for photography it was an interesting quick walk around Pagham Spit this local patch.
Firstly several Mediterranean Gulls on the Lagoon and then a pair of Avocets in the harbour. The Purple Sandpiper seen a few weeks ago is back on the 'little' lagoon and showing very well at the eastern end. On the sea a Red Throated Diver was fising just off the shingle bank and all the usual waders with distant flocks of Golden plovers on the mudbanks in the harbour. Ducks included Teal, Wigeon, Shelduck, Pintail, Goldeneye and a few distant Red breasted Mergansers.

Thats it for 2008....Happy New Year to all my readers ...all 2 of you!!!!!


Graham James said...

Happy New Year PB

Tricia said...

Sounds as though Sussex and Surrey had the same cloud today PB!

Avocets - lucky you - one of my favourites.

Have a great New Year!