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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, March 19, 2012


 I have been unable to update the blog for the past week as I have changed my provider and lost 'contact' for a while.

However  we seem to have moved into Spring rapidly with Wheatears now present and a visit of a fine Black Redstart.yesterday; during the week  it (or another one) came to our beach garden.

Linnets and Greenfinches are exploring the gorse and brambles and the signs
look encouraging!

Oystercatchers and Ringed Plovers are now beginning their noisy display flights

Brents have been on the move and numbers have dwindled; they have been seen moving out of the harbour and winging their way East.

A team of volunteers has been erecting the fencing on the Church Norton spit in readiness for nesting waders and terns.

...and this morning 3 male Wheatears were present on the spit and, right in front of the hide, a superb Black Brant showed up...unfortunately I was only able to get a record shot of it as it saw me and paddled off all too quickly!

Black Brant showing the extensive collar .

It won't be long now before the winter ducks disappear and the first Sand Martin drops in!
Roll on summer!!

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