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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.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

A cold but sunny morning.

Early morning walk around the Spit via the Lagoon....
...a few Wigeon on the Lagoon
...also present 5 Goldeneye (1 Drake, 4 females).

A fisherman wandering on the saltflats had disturbed most of the feeding Brent ...
putting them to flight.

There were, unusually, 7 Red Breasted Mergansers in the harbour entrance...a group of 6 and one closer, in the main channel...

...and again, unusually, 5 Mute Swans in the Little Lagoon

A pair of skylarks were chasing each other and occasionally burst into song...Spring really is on the way!

The peregrine was in his usual spot on New Island...
( A bit distant for a 400mm lens)
In the evening 3 Ringed Plovers were doing their manic display flight over the Church Norton Spit!

Still no Wheatear!

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