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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.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Pagham Harbour for a variety of birds...difficult to beat!

I checked for yesterdays Black Necked Grebe at the harbour entrance but could not locate it. However a pair of Red Breasted Mergansers were there together with two female Goldeneye along with the usual Wigeon and Brent.

However, unusually there were eight Shovelers on the Lagoon together with three Pochard, two Godeneye plus hundreds of Coots.

Six of the eight female Shovelers on Pagham Lagoon

Mute Swans over Honer Farm against a dramatic sky.
A visit to the North Wall in the hope of finding a few Beardies resulted in a blank. However a female Reed Bunting posed on the reed stems...
Reed Bunting (f)

Reed Bunting (f)

..and a Heron was viewing the low water level of Breech pool............

...and then a Green Woodpecker flew from the tree by the paddock to a fence by the sluice...what a bird!

Green woodpecker 

No Beardies but still the camera was put to good use....Pagham rarely disappoints!

Revetment News

Progress slows as current stock of rock running low...further supplies held up in Falmouth....due this week sometime?

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