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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, July 2, 2009

Good and Bad news!

Sedge Warbler

Another very hot day yesterday and again today. A walk along the North wall revealed many Reed and several Sedge Warblers feeding young. Waders were noticeably absent apart from a single Black Tailed Godwit and a few Lapwing and in the harbour Curlew numbers are building up with a few Grey Plovers and a single Common Sandpiper at the harbour entrance.

Another Ringed Plovers nest was discovered a few days ago with 3 eggs but this morning one of the eggs was broken (7.30am) and at 10.15 am all the eggs were missing! 2 Carrion crows were lurking. So far about 7 nests have been used but only 2 chicks have been seen and they "disappeared" after 4 days.

The good news is that the Swallows are still present and don't appear to have been disturbed to any great extent...lets hope it remains that way!

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