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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.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Pagham Spit in December

The weather has been very mixed as of late and opportunities limited.
Here are just a few shots from last week ..... nothing exceptional but just proves that life does still exist on the spit!

Oystercatchers waiting for the tide to go out on a dull day.

...but here on a sunny morning (what a difference the sun makes)

Gull and Cormorants in a feeding frenzy at the harbour entrance.

Turnstone on the move

...and again waiting for the turn of the tide.

At least five Red Breasted Mergansers have been in the harbour for a while and spend a lot of time displaying!

A Curlew looks on...unimpressed.

A single female Goosander is currently based in the harbour mouth and although distant can be readily picked out from the female mergansers by her very clean cut white neck.
...not so obvious in this shot.

An obliging Kestrel has been recently 'hanging around' on the Spit
Well, that's just a taster for now. Must return to some serious birding soon but recently occupied by domestic activities. All change in the New Year...hopefully!

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