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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.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010


The dredger arrives at night.

The shingle boat arrives every 24 hours regardless of night or day and is dependent wholly on the high tide. It is due to dump the shingle almost 20 times so that is about 10 days work.

...and this morning, up the 'spit' end, more machinery has arrived and will replace some markers which have rusted over the years and are no longer visible.

Tractor passing the spit hide

As far as birds are concerned I heard my first Whitethroat yesterday and Willow Warblers and Blackcaps have been singing in the nearby Dell. The Peregrine Falcon has been back on 'new island' during the past 2 mornings and just 2 Brent Geese remain in the harbour...a number of Wigeon are much in evidence although waders are now a bit thin on the ground (mud! ). However more Little Egrets are present. Shelducks were looking for suitable nesting sites on the spit but usually give up after a few days realising the disturbance from dog walkers and the like will make the prospect imposible...shame!!

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