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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, September 21, 2009

A good day!

An early morning recce produced just a couple of Wheatears and several 'flyover'Meadow Pipits but later in the morning I got to the Salt House and found Bar Tailed Godwits, Curlew Sandpiper and Spotted Redshank. A pair of Grey Wagtails were near the sluice gate and a group of Black Tailed Godwits were feeding/sleeping in the Breach Pool. A single Common Sandpiper was feeding along the muddy edge... 2 Water Rail were doing there 'squealy pig' thing and a couple of Cettis Warblers shouted at me !
The bushes along North Wall were alive with birds...Reed Buntings,Greenfinches,Whitethroats, Lesser Whitethroats and a Redstart. Yellow Wagtails were accompanying the cattle in the field along with Curlew and a Sparrowhawk flew overhead (flap,flap,glide). Hirundines were flying west and as the tide rose rapidly the numerous Little Egrets sought refuge on higher was another High Spring tide today!
When I looked at the SOS website later I saw I had missed a flyover Glossy Ibis at the very time I had been there! (Must have been looking the other way...drat! )

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