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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, May 2, 2011

White Winged Black Tern Alert !!

A late afternoon call from Ivan Lang from the local Pagham Harbour Nature Reserve telling me there was a mega on Chichester Gravel Pits had me heading there without delay. Having got to Peckhams Copse just as the bird had gone to Ivy Lake, a brisk walk soon located this splendid summer plumaged individual.
Alas, it was not the easiest bird to photograph as a stong Easterly force 6/7 was blowing, it was fast moving, mixing with other terns and the other side of the lake!
A selection of poor pics showing the White Winged Black Tern

A poor result but still identifiable!

...but WOW...what a bird!!

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