Top Paragraph

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, April 14, 2017

Early morning on the Spit.

A  very brief blog today after an early morning sortie of Pagham Spit before the visitors descended.
It was definitely a Wheatear morning!
However first up, a Wood Pigeon leading the way...
 ...and now for the Wheatears with several along the beach towards the old harbour entrance.

Few other birds on the shingle except this Ringed Plover

A pair of Skylark were singing overhead but no photo today...tricky birds!
 On the Little Lagoon a pair of Shelduck. They always turn up at this time of year and spend time in the early part of the day prospecting for a nest site and examining rabbit burrows, of which there are very few this year. They are not keen on the free running dogs and don't hang about long but they will undoubtedly be back tomorrow morning, ever hopeful! (they have never nested here to my knowledge)

 Lastly  for this morning a female Linnet building a nest in a gorse bush...about nine pairs looking for suitable sites at present on the Spit.

No comments: