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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, March 18, 2010

Spring has Sprung

My first Wheatear....always a very welcome sight and in fact there were 2 males at 1.47pm today near the Spit hide . They subsequently headed for the old wooden posts adjacent to the Little Lagoon and enabled me to get a distant record shot.

Cormorants are now in full breeding dress and even a Blue Tit visited the garden which is not a daily experience here on the beach. after the long and rather miserable winter there is the promise of better weather. The next target bird....a Sand Martin.

The wader flocks are now much diminished and Brent numbers have dropped dramatically in a week but there were 2 pairs of Red Breasted Mergansers and 4 female Goldeneye on the Lagoon...they too,will be gone very soon now.

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