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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.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

During the  early morning  walk  around the Spit a single Wheatear on the shingle and an adult Peregrine plus a juv.
Wader numbers are increasing rapidly now with an influx of birds mainly  Dunlin, Ringed Plover,and Knot.
From the hide I arrived just as 12 Shoveler flew around the harbour and landed in the first this Autumn.
Having seen on the S.O.S website that 2 Spoonbills had been seen yesterday I took a trip round to the North Wall but unfortunately no sign.

Grey Wag...record shot

The Three Whinchats..just for proof! (left click to see a little better! )
The Black Tailed Godwits were doing what they seem to spend a lot of time doing. a Grey Wagtail was present around the sluice but the highlight was 3 Whinchats a fair distance in a hawthorn bush( thanks birders from Brighton! )

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