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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, November 14, 2013

Pagham Beach Erosion Prevention News.

Pagham Beach Revetment News

At first light this morning the off shore barge was  anchored in readiness to receive the Norwegian rocks.  

Later in the morning the tug that was to be involved with the landing of the rocks towed a rib closer to the shore and then this in turn brought a couple of  operators to meet the team on the shore.
The tug Handfast towing the rib

The rib under its own steam

Making for the shore

The barge showed well in the sun but was a few miles off shore although this next  shot, taken with a 700mm lens, doesn't indicate the distance too well.

At the time this was taking place I was tracking the Rekefjord Stone as she was heading down the coast initially past Ramsgate....

.....and later past Dover, Folkestone and now at 7.45pm past Eastbourne. Expected arrival time at the barge is 11.30 pm

Late afternoon I noticed that  the 'heavy brigade' were all lined up ready to go which included a brand new state of the art CAT.

They were soon in action and preparatory work was being  carried out realigning some of the existing rocks on the groyne. late afternoon light.
Bird News
 Apologies to my 'birder' friends but this activity is creating so much local interest that I believe it must be included in this blog until work is finished by the end of the month.
A Wheatear is still present on the beach despite the men and machinery!

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