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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.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

An early  inspection of the spit this morning produced a mixture of birds....some coming for winter, others leaving our shores for warmer climes.
  A few Wheatears were flitting from gorse to gorse.
A single Meadow Pipit dropped in for a moment or two but didn'nt stop long.
Meadow Pipit
 A pair of Stonechats have been here for a couple of weeks now.
 Brent Geese have been arriving in small parties all through the week and numbers are really building up now.
Brent Geese
 For an hour or so this morning Hirundines were were flying west towards Selsey some stoppng for a while on the protective fencing.,.. mostly Swallows but a few Sand and House martins.

Later in the morning I wandered along the shoreline towards the North Wall  but the clouds threatened rain, so an early return was necessary if I was to avoid wet optics!  Nevertheless a few waders showed up....
Common Sandpiper in Whites Creek

Black Tailed Godwit...enjoying the mud.

A ruffled Little Egret.


A passing Cormorant.
....and back home, 'our' robin!

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