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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, January 6, 2010

Cold weather birds

We awoke this morning to a light covering of snow....unlike many areas in West Sussex and nearby Hampshire where people had been trapped in their cars overnight in nearly a foot of snow! After a slow journey into Worthing and back I managed to get out in the afternoon for a short walk around the harbour. The mix of birds was extraordinary with Ringed Plovers and Turnstone feeding alongside dozens of Redwings, Skylarks and Meadow Pipits...and a single personal highlight of the day. Several flocks of Fieldfares were flying along the beach eastwards and Lapwings and Snipe were foraging for food in the saltings that remained unfrozen. Song Thrushes and Blackbirds, Linnets and Greenfinches..all were present in good numbers feeding along the shoreline of the inner harbour. Hopefully with better lighting conditions tomorrow I may get a few images of some of these birds but today it was well nigh impossible.

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