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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.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Is it a bird? is it a plane?

Well actually is a Hovercraft in the harbour at eight 0'clock this morning. Not many waders about for some reason...hovercraft are VERY noisy. I guess it was from the Environment Agency as it was stopping every so often to take water/mud samples.

Willow Warblers and a few Whitethroats were in the bushes but the highlight was a group of 8 Cormorants flying into the harbour peacefully when a Peregrine suddenly appeared and singled out one and gave chase. At the last moment it veered off as the remainder of the small flock turned back as if if to help and the Peregrine disappeared just as quickly as it had appeared.

I re-fixed the flap in the Spit hide as the Swallows have now gone and don't appear to be returning even at night as they have done since fledging last Monday. When returning home at 11.30am 5 Wheatears had arrived and were feeding along the path.

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