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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, May 20, 2010

More problems for the ground nesters.

Where has the time gone since my last blog ? What's been going on?

An Oystercatcher produced a single egg near the hide and was siting on the 13th and 14th but on the morning of the 15th the Oystercatcher and the egg was gone!
I have a feeling the local fox is responsible for overnight losses

The local pair of Carrion Crows have now deserted their nest and spend much of their time sitting on fence posts watching every movement on the shingle bank noting especially the Little Tern and Ringed Plovers.

Whilst the Cormorants don't nest here they are always present and this one flew over my head the other day close enough for a reasonable image.

A pair of Greenfinches are nesting on the Spit in the brambles and are in really brilliant plumage at this time of year.

Today there are 2 Brent Geese in the Harbour and have obviously no intention of returning to the Arctic. The Swan is still sitting on its nest on New Island and an Oystercatcher, likewise, is sitting on a nest a few yards fear of foxes there!

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