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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, June 28, 2013

Swifts galore !!

Never have I seen so many Swifts over Pagham Beach and the Lagoon as there were this morning. For at least an hour and a quarter from 6.15a.m. there were hundred upon hundreds of Swifts feeding and swooping low over the beach and water as they all generally moved  west in a broad front. The sky was full of  them and there were probably a thousand or more of them until 7.30am when they had virtually all disappeared. During the morning there was a trickle of birds going west but nothing on the scale of earlier.... this was exceptional and will remain in my memory bank for a long time!
Who said Swifts were in short supply this year and where had all these bird come from?

....and just for information this notice was put up by the Environment Agency yesterday...
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..and this is the 'causeway' in question.

1 comment:

Martin Peacock said...

Hi Trevor

Will the results of their investigations be made public?

Thought you might also be interested in another visitor I saw on a recent trip to Pagham Harbour. A community Police Officer checking the north wall, footpath down to the lagoon, and spit. Also challenged a suspicious looking character out on the mud.

Picture on my blog if you are interested.