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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.
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Monday, June 10, 2013

Swans and Foxes

A couple of days ago I noticed that the Mute Swan was no longer sitting on what was presumed to be a very shallow nest on New Island in the harbour. Yesterday afternoon I noted a pair of Swans in the middle of the harbour with 5 small cygnets. This morning the family party was nearer the eastern side of the harbour but still out in the middle is a distant shot...

The Swan family on a mud bank in the harbour.

Another Swan family with 5 cygnets is also present on the is one of the cygnets

..and when visiting the North Wall this morning there were 3 cygnets with parents in the sluice.

About 55 Swifts were feeding over the Lagoon at 7.30 this morning and a Greenshank was seen from the Spit hide.

Perhaps the highlight today was not a bird but a couple of fox cubs just off the path  which leads to Church to the Lagoon 
Mother looking on

A real charmer!

1 comment:

Francis said...

On Sunday there were a pair of swans with 4 cygnets in the sluice. I hope your sighting of 3 doesn't mean the 4th has met an untimely end.