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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, March 17, 2009

An update

Yesterday I went to see the Red Kites just north of Goodwood and was rewarded with 5 birds. They were a bit distant for any decent photos but I managed a few 'record' shots.
Today started well with a good view of the Black Brant from the Spit hide. This bird has been reported throughout the winter and in fact there have probably been 2 birds for most of the time but I have not seem them together. Brent numbers are much reduced now and I suspect they will have almost all gone by the end of the month. A single Wheatear showed up in front of our bungalow this morning but wasn't seen again probably it moved on quickly. A Little Egret came in off the sea and hopefully more will follow soon...for the past few weeks there has only been the odd one or two present in the harbour. A local birdwatcher let me know he had seen 2 Sand Martins over the lagoon during the morning.
I popped into Arundel again today to check on the Hawfinch situation and could only find one female...but they are still about which is good news.
A walk to The Burgh at Burpham produced a couple of singing Chiffchaffs but little else of interest but I did succeed in getting a reasonable photo of a stoat.

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