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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.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

After a very wet night, the morning dawned bright and sunny. I was hopeful that the bushes would would be alive with migrants and that yesterdays Long Tailed Skua would be in the harbour harassing the terns. It was not to be!
Two Wheatear in the 'old' car park were the only migrants and a Blackbird was enjoying the puddles.
One of the Wheatears on a 'dog bin'

Preparing for a bathe.

A big splash!
Apart from that a few Turnstones were preening along the shoreline....

Turnstones preening.

A handsome individual still retaining most of his summer plumage.
Nevertheless, although quiet on the bird front it was a perfect morning to be out and about early...not a breath of wind, warm sun...perfection! 

1 comment:

timfg said...

Your blog is a must read for me, as someone who has a caravan on Church Farm - and these are some of the best photos I've seen in your posts. Terrific shots of the Turnstones!