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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.

Monday, July 7, 2014

A quiet morning.

Swifts were very active first thing this morning feeding on flying insects near the beach for about 45 minutes before moving west.

Very difficult to capture in flight but interesting to note their extended throat pouches.

A lone Common Sandpiper was present near the hide

 ...but apart from this there was little activity of note. A Ringed Plover was alarming frantically along the beach and as I stood well away for a little while, a very young youngster made an appearance although  it was very difficult to detect on the simply mingled in with the stones and only when it moved could it be seen!
The watchful parent.

Later in the morning I stopped off at the North Wall but apart from singing Reed Warblers there was little activity although two Shovelers on the Breech Pool was unexpected.

As the month draws on there is sure to be more activity on the wader front...I just wish there were some muddy fringes to the Breech Pool!

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