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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, March 20, 2014

A Kingfisher on the Lagoon first thing this morning was a nice surprise...only fleetingly though!

A Blackbird watched from  the notice board.

...and then flew to a gorse....

A pair of Ringed Plovers were watching me from the beach and looked anxious...a good sign, hopefully!

A single Red Breasted Merganser was patrolling the main channel and another two (females) were in the old entrance.

About 42 Brents were feeding in front of the hide and took flight whist I was watching....most seem to have departed and no doubt these will be here for only a few more days.

On their way any day now.
The Black Headed Gulls are now almost all in summer plumage.........

A visit to the North Wall  was uneventful .... a few Wigeon remain by the sluice gate and about 48 Teal were scattered throughout the Breech Pool. A few Black Tailed Godwit and Snipe were present but as yet no Garganey or Little Ringed Plover. A Curlew was feeding close to the wall.
Curlew...watching me!

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