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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, August 12, 2016

A few photographs from both Pagham Spit and the North Wall area taken in the past few days.
I get just as much enjoyment from getting a reasonable photograph of a common bird as I do a more unusual species so here's a female Linnet....

Linnet (f)
Wheatear (f)
These birds are just beginning to drift through on Autumn migration
A couple of mornings ago a Kingfisher was fishing on the harbour breakwater  (the first I've seen since the Spring)  but I did note one on the Breech Pool this morning as well.

 At the the Breech Pool a Little Stint was present feeding alongside Dunlin...unfortunately the other side of the pool...hence a very poor shot....

Dunlin and Little Stint

There are a few Whimbrel in the harbour ...this one lurking in the saltmarsh.

...but this  Curlew was much more obliging!!

That's it for now....Autumn migration will soon be in full swing when hopefully the trickle will turn into a torrent!

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