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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, January 7, 2010

An interesting day!

Meadow Pipit foraging for food

The very cold night resulted in some new species arriving with flocks of Redwings and Fieldfares arriving on the beach. On the Lagoon a drake Scaup had arrived, 4 Pochards and at least 2 Ruddy Ducks. Slipe field was spectacular with hundreds of Skylarks, a few Woodlarks, Linnets,Greenfinches,Chaffinches and large numbers of Yellowhammers present. Meadow Pipits were desperately searching for food in the snow and ignoring my presence. Snipe were constantly on the move in the frozen long grass and small flocks of Lapwing were over flying. With a forecast of an even colder night tonight I am fearful for the wildlife as conditions are not likely to ease soon.

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