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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.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

A Whinchat....

....on my early morning sortie of Pagham Spit. This is my first Whinchat this Autumn and it was flitting from the gorse around the Little Lagoon and perching on various high spots of various weeds and bushes so typical of the behaviour of a Whinchat . A couple of Wheatears were also present together with a few Chiffchaffs and a juv. Whitethroat. Two Pied Wagtails flew west and I heard a Yellow Wagtail fly over (why are they SO difficult to see! ) . The Peregrines were on New Island and fourteen Little Egrets plus two Grey Herons were roosting on Tern Island.

Coot numbers are building up on the Lagoon together with a small flock of Little Grebes which arrived last week.

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