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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.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

This is the time of year when it is quiet for birds but, as it happens, a busy time for me (with non  birding things! )...hence the absence of blogs.
A walk to the North Wall during the past week was fairly unproductive but just to prove I am still about here are few of the 'regulars' present.

Coots have had a successful brood on the eastern end of the Lagoon.

Not the prettiest of youngsters!

Grey Heron stalking in the sea purslane.

Still eleven young Shelducks in Whites Creek.

Reed Bunting in the Breech Pool reedbed

A Common Tern on one of its favourite resting posts...Breech Pool.

Goldfinch...always a great photographic subject!
It is a sad fact that the summer is almost over for some birds as during the past two days there has been a marked passage of Swifts moving west....and a few waders are turning up in the harbour (presumably failed breeders from climes further north). Oh dear!

The wild flowers along  the 'dog walk' next to Slipe Field were well worth seeing and appreciating!

Well that's it until next time...whenever!

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