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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, March 18, 2015

This male Wheatear was on Pagham Spit yesterday morning and was the first one I had seen this
 year,  although several observers had noted a few last week.
Today dawned bright and sunny and I had expected to find a few more on the beach this morniong but I was disappointed. There were still about 400 Brent Geese in front of the hide and a meadow Pipit was again along the path.
Brent Geese bickering.

...whilst others fed peacefully.

Wigeon are still present in considerable numbers...
....a particularly fine drake.

Along the foreshore  three pairs of Ringed Plovers were engaged in dislay flights...
This one paused just long enough for a photo.
During the afternoon I had a look around Chichester Gravel Pits hoping to capture some close up  'weed dancing' Grebes but the only activity was a long way off and I only saw one example of a dance....

An incredible display well worth watching!

Apart from that a calling Cettis but, as usual no sighting and the usual Tufted Ducks and Canadas

Canada Geese looking rather fine in the sun.
 ....and last but not least a diminutive Wren!

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