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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.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Cattle Egrets galore!!

Having searched unsuccessfully for the reported roving flock of ten or so Cattle Egrets yesterday I was pleased to learn  that they were still about this morning. First find the cattle! Yes, right in the distance, west  of Halsey Farm a few cows. As I reached the "correct" field a group of birders were just making their back but they told me they were here until a few minutes ago but now the cows had moved on, along with the egrets. All was not lost - they were soon located in the adjoining field. I was joined by Paul from Essex who was staying in Pagham for a few days and we were able to enjoy the spectacle for a good half hour or more. The biggest problem was an over friendly cow who took a liking to my tripod and would keep licking it and causing a certain amount of vibration! Although ten had been reported we could only see nine...a good number for Pagham and possibly a record  for are a few photos of the many taken!

.....and as a bonus about 25 Yellow Wagtails.

...a great morning!

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