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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, February 2, 2010

An early morning site meeting

On looking from the window this morning at 8.30, 6 figures were seen to be walking from the Church Norton side of Pagham Harbour to the end of the much elongated shingle spit. The Reserve staff were accompanied by 3 important looking visitors and much arm waving was taking place! Concerns have been expressed at the very rapiod movement of shingle which some have said could even block the harbour entrance. Hopefully as a result of this meeting some action will be taken to at least preserve our home being washed away in the near future!

This image was taken yesterday showing the high tide level which is fairly typical during very high Spring Tides. Equally the low tides are also very low hence the timing of this mornings meeting so that the full the extent of the shingle movement could be seen quite clearly.

It is a grey miserable looking day today so birding will be restricted to 'window' viewing....50 Mediterranean Gulls have just flown over the bungalow to the shingle bank now that the meeting has disbursed.

2 comments:

Jon said...

How does one identify "important looking people"?

Pagham Birder said...

If you look back at my blog of March 5 2008 you will see the same gentleman dressed in the same blue anorak....he was the man from the council...so his entourage must be equally important.It is something about their deportment and even their walk that simply engenders the idea of authority and 'importance'.