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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.

Monday, June 15, 2009

All is quiet at Pagham

June is usually a quiet month for the birder on Pagham Beach...waders are at a minimum so 3 Grey Plovers and 5 Dunlin in superb summer plumage was a bonus today. Linnets are still building nests in the gorse and Little Terns are still much in evidence in the harbour. An Oystercatcher laid an egg on the beach last week but it was quickly taken, I think by one of a pair of resident Carrion Crows. Ringed Plovers have had several attempts at breeding and although I have seen several nests with eggs I have not seen a single fledgling. I blame crows or disturbance by dogs or possibly a fox which has recently taken up residence near the Little Lagoon...what chance do they have!!
A pair of Common Cranes were reported from nearby RSPB Pulborough Brooks yesterday afternoon and again this morning. I was about to set out to find them but alas they were reported to have flown off in late morning.

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