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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, September 16, 2009

Suffolk/Norfolk....short break

Having just retrurned from a 10day break in East Anglia I have been hearing about the birds missed whilst away! The Osprey fishing in Pagham Harbour and the Cattle Egret in Breach always happens as soon as I am away!!

However it wasn't all bad in.... Minsmere,Hen Marshes,North Warren,Cley,Titchwell,Holme, Snettisham, Ouse Washes...the very names conjure up the magic of birding in that part of the world.

No real rarities turned up as the weather was mostly calm and still and few migrants were seen. For me I suppose the highlights were a Cettis Warbler in the hand(courtesy of a ringing group at North Warren)30 ruffs plus Sanderlings, Golden Plovers and Bearded Tits showing well at Titchwell and rafts of Scoter off Holme plus a fair few Gannets moving south as well as all the usual waders,harriers (including a Hen Harriers) Hobbies etc

Back at Pagham Harbour yesterday there was an early morning passage of hirundines and a pair of Yellow wagtails briefly on the beach. Today at least 3 Curlew Sandpipers near the Salt House and a trickle of hirundines all day.

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