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.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Another wet day?
Early morning view from the window.
After another noisy night with high winds and lashing rain I ventured out to the shoreline (which is getting closer by the day). Dozens of Turnstones were foraging through the seaweed but the recently reported Purple Sandpipers couldn't be found. The resident Peregrine was sitting on his usual spot on New Island and distant flocks of Golden Plover and Knot were facing the wind on a mudbank. The Lagoon was devoid of birds apart from 3 Goldeneye...two females and a superb drake and a pair of Red Breasted Mergansers....and then a flash of an emerald jewel coincided with a break in the clouds...a Kingfisher shot past me and perched briefly on a clump of reed stems in the sunshine before quickly disappearing.....not such a bad morning after all!!
Just got back before the heavens opened again...haven't we had enough yet? I