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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, June 3, 2013

Back from a week away.

...and I'm greeted with more desecration to the Spit Hide

..and now the door panel has been it time to lock it during the summer months ?

On a brighter note the beach is looking good and most of the Sea Kale is now in bloom
The Mute Swan is still sitting on a nest on New Island and Common Terns were busy on Tern Island; at least 8 Little Terns were patrolling the Church Norton Spit. There were no Ringed Plovers on the beach which was not a good sign.
After checking my home "patch" I decided to look at Breech Pool and noted a single Black Tailed Godwit and 3 (maybe 4) Little Ringed Plovers. A Cuckoo was present and all the usual species were well a few photo opportunities...


Female Reed Bunting

Female Reed Bunting

Little Egret 

Last week was spent in Suffolk  and Norfolk (the Brecks) . Good views of Bittern at Minsmere (see Flickr) and the usual Avocets, Marsh Harriers, Hobbys and a Spoonbill. I missed the Savis Warbler but I knew one was reportedly at Lakenheath RSPB together with a long stay Red Footed Falcon so I wasn't too disappointed.  Arrived at Lackenheath full of anticipation...told that the Savis was difficult and the Redfoot had only been seen once very early in the day! i.e. dipped on both!! Oh well...that's birding!

Weeting Heath was good for Stone Curlews albeit a bit distant

Marsh Harrier
Spoonbill at Minsmere

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