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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.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

A Winter Walk at Pagham

What a morning....a hard frost, dead calm and sunny! 

The slither of the moon beckons at 7.30 a.m.

First priority today... get out with the camera.

So a stroll to the North Wall and Breech Pool via Slipe Field just to enjoy the variety of birdlife so close at is a sample of those seen in a couple of hours. The most unusual  was a Green Sandpiper that I flushed at the far end of the North Wall and unfortunately was too quick to be captured on camera.

Reed Bunting...Slipe Field
Lapwing....Whites Creek


Collared Dove

Golden Plover

Lethargic Brent Goose....possibly not a well bird.

Fieldfare...just a single

...feeding on a few Hawthorn berries

Grey Heron ...Breech Pool

Drake Pintail...

Mrs Pintail

Green Woodpecker...Slipe Field


...and that was just a sample!

Pagham Harbour takes a bit of  beating!!

On a final walkabout in late afternoon a single Barnacle Goose flew out of the harbour at a considerable height calling all the time but returning and flying north west.

The roof of the Spit Hide was re-felted last week and now has a covering of stones presumably to act as  protection  against the sun to prolong its useful life.
The new look hide 

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