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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.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

More duck news and a Gull special!

Having lunch in front of a warm open log fire did not tempt me to go out but a call from local birder Tim Edwards alerted me to a Red Crested Pochard on Pagham Lagoon.... all change!!
It didn't take me long to locate it as it slept with head under wing alongside a group of Tufted Ducks and Pochard. The light was poor but as a group of dog walkers passed by the bird awoke long enough to get a shot of it .

Also within this group of ducks was the drake Scaup seen earlier but he was reluctant to look up!

In addition there was a drake Goldeneye and the usual Little grebes.
Moving up to the Spit Hide I met Tim and Peter Callis looking at a first winter Caspian Gull along with Greater Black Backs, Herring (including a Scandinavian) and all the usual waders .
A few redwings were still searching for food under the gorse but I didn't note any Fieldfares.
It might have warmed up as little +2c...but the wind chill was a crippler. It was soon time to return to my log fire!!

How many species in one group? to see large image

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