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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.

Friday, December 31, 2010

Scaup or Tufted?

It is a Scaup and there is a Tufted duck with a lot of white to base of bill!
Yes, following on from comments in yesterdays blog I found the female Scaup in the harbour and the'scaup like' tufted on the Lagoon.
Over 250 Shelduck noted in the harbour with good numbers of Pintail but all outnumbered by Wigeon. The Peregrine was on his favourite spot on New Island  and the Kingfisher was fishing in the Lagoon. All the usual waders present and an earlier visit to North Wall produced a single Fieldfare, a Kestrel tucking into  quite a sizeable (but unidentifiable) bird but alas no sign of yesterdays reported Bittern.

So ends 2010.

Happy New Year to one and all.

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