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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, April 10, 2014

Almost not newsworthy any more!

Yes...No. 7 arrived at  7.03 this morning...Mrs Mallard was sitting in the sink from at least 6.00am and disappeared immediately after the egg was laid.

Mr Mallard was keeping well out the way on the Lagoon....
Mallards don't incubate until completion of clutch but in past years she never has incubated but we have never seen so many eggs...three being the previous maximum.

Plenty of Willow Warblers around the Lagoon and in the bushes leading to the Spit least ten. Still feeding and still difficult to photograph!
Constantly on the move!
One of only two Brent Geese I noted.
A few Blue Tits  by the Lagoon

...and Linnets looking for suitable nest sites.

Little else of interest but later in the day a female Wheatear on the beach and a couple of Sandwich Terns exploring the 'new' harbour entrance in front of our bungalow.

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