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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.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

High Spring Tides

High spring tides are due this weekend and with high winds forecast for Sunday we will be watching our beachfronts with a certain amount of trepidation!
The Lagoon held a pair each of Goldeneye and Red Breasted Mergansers this morning and the Mediterranean Gulls are changing into summer plumage and have become quite noisy with their unmistakable 'cowll' calls.
Several decent sized flocks of Knot were wheeling above the shingle bank and in total must be 1000-1200 strong.
Ringed Plovers were conducting display flights along the beach...clear evidence that Spring is well on the way!
We paid a visit to the New Forest today and noticed Rooks on nests, Magpies building nests, Nuthatches calling and numerous Buzzards...several groups of 5 and 6 birds wheeling overhead.

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