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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, July 9, 2015

A 'welcome home' pigeon.

Having just returned from a few days in Holland where the daytime heat was almost unbearable reaching 36C on one day in Maastricht,  I was greeted by this very friendly homing pigeon...

This is an amazing bird with a wonderful mauve rump and scapulars and after being fed and watered now seems  reluctant to go 'home'!
 Little on the spit today but a pair of Stock Doves which had been frequenting the patch for a little while  are still here feeding on weed seeds. The Cuckoo appears to have departed. A couple of  stunning summer plumaged Black Tailed Godwits were feeding close to the Lagoon pathway. A Whimbrel flew from the Little Lagoon. Skylarks were evident and appeared to have youngsters...but this pigeon is my 'highlight of the day'!

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