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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, August 20, 2019

A beautiful late summer's morning

North Wall, Pagham Harbour on a morning like this is hard to beat!
Whites Creek was alive with waders but the most interesting to me were three Spotted Redshanks...always  very photographic subjects...

Superb birds!
A couple of Common Sandpipers were by the sluice....

...and further along a Greenshank, many Redshanks, Lapwings, a Grey Plover and, as a bonus, a fast flying Kingfisher.
Way out on the mudflats a party of Knot and Dunlin...a poor highly cropped record shot..

Back on the beach dozens of Painted Ladies adorn the buddleia

 A few of them looking quite tatty....

... but most in good condition

Here, a single small tortoiseshell

A late afternoon stroll along the spit turned up a 'tortoishell' (almost summer plumaged) Turnstone feeding on grubs in the seaweed in the Little Lagoon

Lastly, this is one of five Wheatears on the spit balancing on the fence wire....the wind has got up again!!

Someone mentioned Whinchats early this morning but certainly no trace now (5.00pm)

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