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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, September 6, 2014

A Hirundine Morning

I looked out this morning and the sky was seething with House Martins, Sand Martins and Swallows. They were racing along the beach and now and again would spiral upwards and then descend on to the telephone wires pushing and shoving to find a space. Suddenly they would swarm upwards again  and then down they would come.  Amazing! A single Swift headed west along the beach...will it be my last one this year?
The photographs below really don't do justice to this amazing sight...

Harbour Road, Pagham

A few Yellow Wagtails flew along the beach, Meadow Pipits passed overhead and Wheatears were making their way along the shingle seeking out various vantage points. VizMig at its best!
One of several Wheatear on the beach.

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