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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.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Pagham Spit Revetment

In view of the considerable amount of local interest in the protection of Pagham Beach I will feature photographs of this work as it continues during the month of December. This blog is a bird blog but a number of requests have been received and as I am on 'the spot', up to date information may be of birders please accept a change of emphasis for a few weeks.

The JCB and a couple of large trucks arrived late yesterday afternoon and work continued under lights throughout the evening. An early start was made and at  5.30 a.m. the trucks started to rumble to and fro past our bungalow gathering  shingle from the exposed beach to the west  and continued until the tide prevented further work at about 9.15

Two dumper trucks were used to transfer shingle to the front of the worst affected properties

At about 9.30 a.m.  the press arrived and many photographs were taken by the local Observer.

Press photographer and Pagham Beach Residents Association Chairman,  David Huntley
(note the Brent Geese flying in off the sea...part of a larger flock).

As work proceeds I will add to this pictorial account. I have just heard that the delivery of rocks by ship will be delivered on Wednesday  Nov. 13.

The picture below shows the proximity of the sea to the properties.... taken yesterday just after high tide  by David Innman from the new spit.

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