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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, October 12, 2012

Great White Egret v Spoonbill

 Having received  a report of a Great White Egret in the harbour yesterday I got out at 7.30am but alas, no joy. Plenty of Hirundines still about and Greenshanks calling plus a wheeling flock of Golden Plover and the usual Peregrine on New Island.  However having had to go out most of the morning I returned early afternoon to find an email re. 3 (sleeping) Spoonbills in the harbour (thanks Peter C.)  Sure enough I located a Spoonbill but only one and it was feeding way out in the middle of the harbour....unfortunately unphotographable (is there such a word! ).

A pair of Stonechats has taken up residence by the spit hide and they were quite obliging!

The number of Red Admirals in the flowering Ivy bushes is amazing with one bush alone supporting 20+

Here is just one....................

...fantastic creatures.

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