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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.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

A Wheatear returns

I have seen returning Wheatears a a few days earlier than this most years but they always indicate to me that Autumn migration is underway. A few Willow Warblers were also present plus a Whitethroat lurking in the the gorse. The Spit is alive with Linnets at present with several family parties searching for food on the ground. The highlight for me today was the family of Swallows permitting a close enough approach for some reasonable photography...see
2 Peregrines were sitting stationary on New Island; numbers of Curlew are steadily building. A number of moulting Mediteranean Gulls were roosting on a mud bank with a dozen or so Sandwich Terns.

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