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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.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

A missed opportunity for a Firecrest photo.

A day of heavy showers and bright sunshine. Got out about 9.00am for a quick look round but only had my compact camera....guess what? A brilliant Firecrest in gorse opposite the old apple tree. Whilst watching it, a 'cronk,cronk' alerted me to a Raven flying overhead. On the  beach in front of the Spit hide  three Wheatears .

So for the only photographic record,  a Ringed Plover prospecting along the shoreline.....

...and for good measure the breach of the spit which is growing daily in depth and width.
This was taken well before high tide and certainly relieves the pressure of water which flows in front of the revetment. Could this change the plans for any future man made 'cut'?

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