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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, September 1, 2014

A real autumn morning

Its the first day of the month and it has a truly autumnal feel to it.

 The Swallows and Sand Martins are gathering on the wires...a sure sign of preparation for their long journey south.


Sand Martins looking down at me from the telephone wire.

As I watched them I suddenly heard the flight calls of Yellow Wagtails and 5 birds suddenly dropped out of the sky and started feeding on the shingle....but almost lost to sight by the long grass.

Just managed a shot of one of them as it darted to and fro in the grass. Further along the track several Wheatears were bobbing along and darting to the next fence post as I walked towards them. A Whinchat perched on the 'keep dogs on a lead notice'...a real treat and there were a couple more on the way to the hide.

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