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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.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Another wonderful Autumn morning!

The crescent moon at 6.43 this morning.
An early start was essential this morning as work continues on strengthening the walkway around the north west corner of the Lagoon. The noise starts at 8.00am when the pile drivers start their constant bang,bang bang for hours on end....more later.

 A beautiful clear morning which enabled the very distant Spinnaker tower in Portsmouth to be seen although distorted through the atmospherics and the telesocpic lens.
Chichester Cathedral looking north

The Peregrine on New Island  between the spit and Church Norton....

The Stonechats are still much in evidence in the gorse along the path to the hide

...and a few Chiffchaffs are feeding in the fact six or seven of them.

Mixed flocks of Greenfinches and Linnets are feeding on seed heads...this one posing briefly on a gorse in the early morning sunshine.

Redshanks and Turnstones were present in the Little Lagoon

and this Little Egret was feeding in the main Lagoon...

Just look at that yellow foot.
Soon it was 8.00am and the equipment was moved into place for another day....and the peace was soon shattered!

I returned later in the day to see the progress...

There are a few piles which have refused to be inserted...they've hit a rock (or a hard place) and a heavier hammer is being brought along on Monday!

...and so the work (and the noise) goes on for a few weeks yet.

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