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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 16, 2010

No sign of the Osprey!

I missed the reported Osprey yesterday but was hoping it may have been hanging around somewhere in the harbour but sign. A walk along the North Wall produced good numbers of Redshank and Black tailed Godwit, a single Spotted Redshank, a few Wheatears and a single Whinchat.
A Whimbrel was splashing and preening in Breech Pool and numbers of Teal are increasing.
Coot numbers have increased on the Lagoon and Little Grebes seem to be static at 8 in total.

Have just returned from a week on the Isle of Wight and although not a birding week did visit the RSPB reserve at Brading when the highlight was a Hobby accompanying 3 Buzzards. 6 Common Sandpipers and a Greenshank were present  at the Hersey Reserve near Seaview.

One of six Common Sands at Hersey

When returning, we visited  Blashford Lakes and watched a very active and obliging Nuthatch on the feeders...and got a decent photo!

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