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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, June 22, 2018

A Random selection of recent photos.

Major excitement on the morning of June 20. An American Royal Tern had been spotted on Tern Island during the evening before but unfortunately for these twitchers (viewed from Pagham Spit)  photographed at just after 7.00 the following morning it had flown west at about 4.20a.m. and had only been seen by a few early risers!

As I have been somewhat inactive during the past few weeks (for various reasons) I show below a few of the 'regulars' although the family of Canada Geese on the beach on Wednesday morning was a bit of a surprise!
The youngsters were sleeping but on my approach...

...they soon made off.

Last seen heading towards the harbour.

Nothing particularly unusual about but the recent sunny weather has seen Pagham at its very best especially in the early mornings!

Little Egret reflection - showing his  yellow foot.

Greenfinch...what a beak!

Magpie...the local threat to all small birds at this time of year.

Reed Warbler....Breech Pool. One of many nesting in the reed bed.

Male Linnet...another successful local nesting bird.

Lapwing in flight..Whites Creek

Wood Pigeon...increasingly numerous.

The Swan family on Pagham Lagoon

Goldfinch with a nest nearby. Who said English birds are dull!!

Roe Deer with one of her two fawns...behind Breech Pool.

Two of four Herons that flew over Breech Pool this morning, landing briefly before heading north.

 Another Swan family...this time in Whites Creek.

Well that's it...for now!