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 10, 2012
It makes you spit!
This is the third morning this week that I have been greeted by this site in the Spit Hide. I have cleared it up on both mornings and had words with the youngsters responsible on the first occasion when I caught up with them but obviously this has had little effect. Perhaps the hide should be locked during the summer holidays...it always used to be but it seems a shame for visiting bird watchers to deny them the facility.
This is one of three in our silver birch this morning but there were a few more on the spit plus a Whitethroat, 2 Common Sandpipers on the Lagoon and a juvenile Peregrine murdering an unidentifiable bird at some distance on the Church Norton spit as it cried for mercy! Several parties of Swallows flew west during the day plus a singfle Swift.