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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.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

A Christmas Eve quick walk around the Pagham Spit

On Pagham Lagoon this morning 7 Goldeneye ...3 Males and 4 Females...the males displaying to the females with their characteristic head jerking, eye catching appeal! There were also 3 Ruddy ducks with their heads tucked firmly under their wings but their 'stiff tails' drawing my attention to them.

There are now 2 Slavonian Grebes in the harbour entrance and the Knot flock has grown considerably...5/600+

..and finally I wish all my blogger friends a very Happy Christmas.


The Early Birder said...

Have a good Christmas Trevor.

Jon said...

Could you be more specific about the 'Ruddy Ducks', what were they?

Pagham Birder said...

Nice to have a comment Jon but you are obviously not aware of what a ruddy nuisance Ruddy Ducks can be when they breed with White headed Ducks. Can someone help explain it to him...please.