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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.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

A very cold and frosty morning but quite still. A stroll up to the harbour mouth gave me a quick sighting of a Kingfisher as it sped towards me but then  suddenly veered away as it spotted me. On the harbour wall a Rock Pipit was feeding for minute insects and a female Peregrine was at her usual spot on a plank of wood on New Island.
In the distance several flocks of Lapwing and a sizeable flock of Knot.

...and then the characteristic creaking wing joints of a pair of Goldeneye as they flew into the harbour.

...first the drake

...and then quickly follwed by the female.

Later in the day after brilliant sunshine the sky clouded over and it felt as if winter had really begun in earnest"

A cold sky!

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