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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.

Monday, August 2, 2010

More disappointment

Having been watching a Ringed Plover on its nest for the past 10 days or so I was very upset to note that the nest had been trampled over the weekend. As far as I am aware despite several pairs attempting to nest on Pagham Spit none have been successful.

A public 'drop-in' had been organised locally by the West Sussex Council and the R.S.P.B. to gauge local reaction to the possible takeover of Pagham Harbour by the RSPB.
This could have have some distinct conservation advantages and it will be interesting to note developments...see

8 Little Grebes arrived overnight....6 on the Lagoon and 1 on the Little Lagoon.
Linnets are forming some decent sized flocks and foraging for seeds on the abundant Vipers Bugloss. (2 flocks of 20 and 30 birds)

Incidentally I caught a fish last week which I believe was
an Allis Shad and if confirmed would prove very unusual and a first for Pagham. Could anyone please confirm.It weighed in at 1lb 12oz.

1 comment:

Graham James said...

I don't think there can be any doubt that it is a Shad. Allis Shad has three spots along its side, whilst Twaite Shad has six to ten spots. Not quite sure from the photo just how many are present