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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, August 30, 2013

 Looked a good morning for migrants so set off with anticipation walking along the shoreline to the Salt House. First up a male Blackcap  near the Lagoon.....
Blackcap (M)

On the mudflats a Curlew....looked great in the early morning light

...but then very little else with Passerines noticeably absent.

On the mud a Cormorant doing what Cormorants do.....

...and then in Whites Creek a Curlew Sandpiper (very distant)

Curlew Sandpiper...very heavily cropped..but still showing some reddish summer plumage
Others reported seeing four Curlew Sands

Little Egret

Y L Gull

 A Murder of Magpies...some of the twenty near the Breech Pool.

...but migrants were in short supply...well there's always another day...hopefully.

As a matter of interest I did run into Jim Western who was showing Bob Lord the new and very changed harbour entrance from when he managed the reserve way back in the '80s.

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