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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.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Spoonbills in the harbour.

There had been a report of a flyover Spoonbill during the past week from the North wall and later two had been seen from Church Norton. Today was the first time I located them, right in the distance from the Spit Hide. I only had my 400mm lens and at the considerable  distance involved  they were only just recognisable with bins...hence a very poor record shot!
The Mallard in the garden sink failed to brood overnight not returning until about 6.00am this morning and then sitting until 2.00 pm when she revealed a tenth egg!

 These were well covered with dead grass and down but were left unattended until 6.00pm when she returned.
There is not much room for many more eggs and I had thought the clutch was complete 2 days ago but I was obviously wrong!

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