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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, August 19, 2011

Just another day...but a bit special!

An early walk around the Spit on a superb morning...the moon just visible  in a cloudless blue sky.

From the hide a Little Egret was preening and all of a sudden shook violently and enabled me to get this shot in all its splendid finery. No wonder the Victorians wanted the feathers for hat decorations!

The Grey Mullet are back with a vengeance and there are some monsters amongst them!

Throughout the day I could hear Yellow Wagtails flying over the beach in a westerly direction...they are very hard to see and only on one occasion did a group of 3 land on the pebbles before hurriedly going on their way.

The evening was again wind, warm and an almost Mediterranean feel to it. A lone Black Headed Gull paddled in the shallows and then a group of Whimbrel flew in from the sea...calling. A perfect end to the day!

Whimbrel arriving in the harbour in evening sunlight

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