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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.

Thursday, September 5, 2019


A chill north west breeze greeted me this morning and although sheltered along the dog walk beside Slipe Field I felt I was severely under dressed along the North Wall! It wasn't until I was almost at Halsey Farm that the warmth of the morning sun was noticeable. The bushes surrounding the fields  held some interesting birds, mostly Whitethroats, Lesser Whitethroats and Blackcaps but pride of place for me were a pair of Spotted Flycatchers...

Lesser Whitethroats were quite well hidden and less approachable!
Conversely a  Reed Bunting was very approachable

A rather dull looking male Mallard in eclipse plumage

Turnstone by the sluice gate

Greenshank viewable from the salthouse.

A Little Egret about to plunge for a fish

...and about to take flight.

Black Tailed Godwit

...and finally an approachable Curlew

Today it really felt that Autumn had arrived.

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