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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.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

High tide Wader disturbance.


Following a little mishap earlier last week I have been restricted in my birding activities and hence no blog during past few days.
However I am fortunate in being able to see the shingle spit which now extends from the Church Norton side of Pagham harbour to in front of the bungalow and have good views of the wader roosting site at the far end of the spit.
Today there were Dunlins,GreyPlovers,Oysatercatchers,Redshanks and a good 800 Knot...that is until they were disturbed by a person trying to photograph them with a digital compact camera. By the time I got the camera out the Knot were long gone but still the 'photographer' continued to 'chase' her quarry. It saddens me to see such thoughtless behaviour.

1 comment:

Jon said...

Sorry to hear of your mishap, nothing too serious I hope?