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 http://www.westsussex.gov.uk/ccm/navigation/environment/the-west-sussex-countryside/the-coastal-plain/pagham-harbour-local-nature-reserve/
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)
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.