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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, September 1, 2012

Birds of another kind!

What a difference a day makes....after yesterdays migrants,  this morning yielded nothimg! Not a single Wheatear, let alone a Whinchat or Redstart! A coach load of birdwatchers off loaded a large group at about 10.00am and I  felt sorry they weren't here yesterday...I suspect they found it a bit bird dead!
However I'm sure they found the waders of interest and the winter ducks are arriving...Teal and Wigeon and later in the day a small flock of Shoveler came in off the sea.

The bird of the day had to be this one as it headed to Shoreham......

The only flying Vulcan!

...a great sighting!

Oh... and yes, there were hundreds upon hundreds of hirundines  hawking low over the beach going west at 8.00am but they too had gone on their way by 9.00am

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