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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.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

50 years today!

This is the letter I received 50 years ago to the day when I first became a member of the R.S.P.B.(I joined VERY young!!) It is fascinating to note their old address and telephone no. and the contents of the letter and I also have the receipt for sum of 10/- (50p) for junior membership for the year (1961)


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Oystercatcher

What a contrast in the weather today compared to recent days.Bright sun and after a sharp early morning frost much warmer!
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Little Egret
Redshank

Although I have not got a photograph ther were 2 Scaup on trhe Lagoon besides a drake Goldeneye and 5 females.I was pleased to see the reappearance of the egret which has been missing for some time!
There was a distinct feeling that Spring can't be too far away.

2 comments:

Frank said...

An interesting read ... I trust you abided by the laws!!
You picked the right day for some photos .. I visited yesterday with 86 year old father and couldn't find any Egrets but he was delighted to view a few Avocet if a bit distant.

Pagham Birder said...

Hello Frank...I think we may have spoken, briefly !
Regards
Trevor