Top Paragraph

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, July 5, 2013

Little Ringed Plover on the Lagoon

On the beach at 7.00am, and on the shoreline a Whimbrel and a Common Sandpiper just outside the bungalow. A stroll up to the hide ... the Peregrine was in the usual spot on the saltmarsh and then, as I returned past the Lagoon, a Common Sandpiper called and flew along and landed almost in front of Laguna and was joined by a Little Ringed Plover.This is a first for me at this location but alas, it was soon disturbed by a dog walker and flew to the other side.
In view of this I thought the North Wall might be productive but the only waders were a Common Sandpiper and a fairly confiding Curlew.
A number of junior  Little Egrets were practicing their flying skills in the hawthorns 

....and a rather motley Heron appeared between the sluice gates as I left.

No comments: