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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.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Wagtails galore.

Last evening as I was returning from Pagham Spit at 7.30pm a flock of 90 Yellow Wagtails flew overhead followed 10 minutes later by a further 20. This morning a few were still flying over mostly (as last night) going north. Along the North Wall this morning there were a dozen or so mingling with the cows in front of Honer farm and later 7 were found in the horse enclosure by the Salthouse.
Yellow Wagtail

 Slightly unusually a Tufted Duck was feeding right by the sluice gate
 ...and a Kingfisher shot past me like a brilliant jewell!

A couple of Wheatears were darting along the wall and a few Whitethroats were in the bushes but nothing of real interest all the way to Halsey Farm where as usual the Rooks were as noisy as ever.

A little further on I thought I'd got a really good shot of a Swallow alighting on a telephone wire but like so many other times I get home and look it on the screen and ....another disappointment! anyway here it is...
it could have been a good one but.....its a 'bin'job

Oh well, lets hope for a better day's all a matter of being in the right place at the right time.

There's nothing wrong with a Collared Dove...a mega rarity in the 1950s when I saw my first one!

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