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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.
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Thursday, July 9, 2009

A newbird for this week.

As I wandered down the East side of the harbour I noticed a group of birders looking over the Breach pool so decided I should join them. To my delight there was a Spoonbill actively feeding alongside a Little Egret and a summer plumaged Black Tailed Godwit. We all watched for about 10 minutes when it took to the air and flew overhead to join a group of roosting Little Egrets at their high tide roosting site in the harbour affording excellent photographic opportunitries. Needless to say I had left my camera at home so the image above is one I took earlier....on 5th October 2007 in the harbour.

1 comment:

jon said...

I saw this bird yesterday (9th) as well. From about four-thirty till five-thirty, at least, it was with the egrets and herons at their high tide "club". The bill appeared to be all dark, and there wasn't much of a crest, so I'm inclined to think it might be a 2nd-year bird.

According to Mark Golley's Review of the Week from BirdGuides, "At least 10 SPOONBILLS were still around Cley (Norfolk) this week, with a further 10 spread across the country from Suffolk to Perth & Kinross."