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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, April 12, 2014

The continuing story of Mrs Mallard.

The Mallard was disturbed last evening at about 9.00pm probably by a fox who makes regular visits to the garden at about this time. She didn't return until 6.00a.m. this morning, promptly laid yet another egg (No. 9) and departed for the rest of the day until returning at 5.00p.m. Surely this on/off brooding behaviour will create a problem!

Nine eggs....but she is now partially covering them when not brooding.

Seven Mute Swans on the Lagoon this morning with one bird being chased off repeatedly

Little else apart from a single Swallow arriving off the sea at first on the beach this year.

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