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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, September 2, 2020

August leftovers...

A few photos that escaped previous blogs....nothing exciting but always a pleasure to see...

Juvenile Green Woodpecker in garden bird bath (taken through window)

This Collared Dove lost his mate to a Sparrow Hawk one morning. They were a devoted couple and were never seen on their own...until now.

On and around East side of Pagham Harbour...



Whinchat  near owl point.

Whinchat near Owl Point

Marsh Harrier  over Breech Pool 

Black Tailed Godwits

 Black Tailed Godwit with bangles!

Distant Bar Tailed Godwit 

Heron sunbathing (it was a very warm morning)

Proud Herons.

Grey Wagtails near the sluice gates.

Common Tern (juvenile)This was initially a very distant bird, surface feeding and constantly dipping, reminiscent of a marsh tern.

 ...and finally

A Swallow...
Considerable numbers of Hirundines have been flying along the beach and feeding over the lagoon during the final few days of August.

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