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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, June 21, 2016

A June morning.

June is usually a quiet month for birding and this morning was fairly typical...though pleasantly warm and windless.

The usual Skylarks...

and Ringed Plovers

and Curlews looking for crabs

and Little Egret fishing

and Starlings

Whilst overhead a Kestrel hunts....

No cuckoo appearance this morning but I believe this is the reason for its presence during the past few weeks on the spit!
The caterpillar of the Brown Tailed Moth...Cuckoos love them but humans....keep away and don't touch!!

Nothing special but a very pleasant morning!

Will try to find something a little more exciting soon but the blog has been rather neglected recently so I felt something was better than nothing!


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"As the full moon will appear during the June solstice which is pretty rare. The last time this occurred was back in 1967. And it won't happen again until June 21, 2062. 
Known as the "Strawberry" full moon because it's during strawberry-picking season, according to the Farmer's Almanac. Despite it's name, the moon will glow a warm amber colour instead of red or pink."
A shot from last night.....I didn't notice the 'warm amber' !

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