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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.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019


I usually listen to BBC Radio 4 'Tweet of the Day' at 6.00 every morning and today it was the turn  Bill Oddy expounding on the spread of the Little Ringed Plover in the U.K. and highlighting its call notes/song. As it happened I was visiting the Medmerry RSPB Reserve today and first up was a Little Ringed Plover showing very well next to the Stilt Pools....

 There was a distant Common Sandpiper and a Green Sandpiper called as it dropped in on the far side of the pools but the only wader within photographic distance was this Greenshank.

A Grey Heron was fishing in one of the channels...

Skylarks and Yellowhammers  were present with some in full song..

A rather perky looking individual.

Great bird but no Corn Buntings on this visit.

Really good to see all these farmland birds thriving here.

Stock Doves on fence post

...and one in flight.
A male Kestrel on the look out.

 Bees and Butterflies feeding on the variety of wild flowers
 Great to see this Marbled White

A very good morning.
Incidentally Pagham Spit has the most Childing Pinks I've ever seen............
They are in places I have have never seen them before in the past 34 years!

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