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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.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Ruddy Shelducks in the Harbour!

I met a couple of birdwatchers who wanted me to point out a Knot and having shown them feeding on the mudflats I was making off when they called me back for further I.D. In the far distance they had spotted a couple of unusual birds accompanying the Shelduck....they were Ruddy Shelduck....thank you very much whoever you were!

Ruddy Shelducks

showing the distinctive white wing patches

any comments.....escapes/genuine vagrants?

..and here are the Knot


and a fox on the prowl right in the middle of the harbour
...disturbing the birds!


Martin Peacock said...

Good record shots of the Ruddy Ducks. Mine were very distant and only just recognisable as such. No rings, wary of people, looks promising. Lets hope they stay a while.

Anonymous said...

These could well be genuine wild birds.