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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.
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Saturday, March 11, 2017

Pagham...fog bound!¬


The Little Lagoon
Harbour entrance

This week has been rather uneventful and, for the past two days, the beach has been shrouded in fog. The highlights, such as they were.... on Monday, just before darkness fell a fine male Pheasant  ran along the beach just in front of our bungalow...rather unusual! On Thursday there was a mass exodus of Brent Geese; flocks were heading out of the harbour and then flying out to sea gaining height and then turning east into the distance.

                            A lone bird was feeding in the 'new' lagoon on Thursday morning in the mist. I noted no others

On Friday the fog descended and an Eider Duck made an appearance in the harbour mouth.

A pair of Red Breasted Mergansers were is the male (through the mist)

A newly arrived Chiffchaff  was feeding on the beach in the Valerian ...obviously very hungry after his/her channel crossing.

A lone Skylark sat hunched on a post.

Black Headed Gull looking miserable.

My highlight today was a first for the garden tick list...a Meadow Pipit close up through the window. (Probably got lost in the fog)

Apologies for such a rotten lot of photos.

 Hopefully normal service will be resumed next week if the fog lifts!

Looking towards the beach bungalows this afternoon. Not ideal conditions for birding or photography!

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