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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, December 31, 2020

New Years Eve

 As we are now in Tier 4 there appears to be more people  than ever wandering about Pagham Spit. It was a very cold and sunny day and birds on the spit were very limited.

I had an unsuccessful look for the reported White Fronted Geese in the morning but a second visit at 3.15 located five on Peregrine island....a very distant shot below.

The now regular Kingfisher showed well in the bright afternoon sun.

...always a pleasure to see!

Happy New Year to you all.

Friday, December 25, 2020

Christmas day.

 A very frosty morning and a very brief visit to the harbour mouth. All the usual species about, with a male Peregrine on New Island and my first Goldeneye of the winter right out in the middle of the harbour constantly diving and spending most of the time under water. Regretfully no photos to cook a turkey bird!

Happy Christmas to all my blogger friends!

Thursday, December 17, 2020

A new bird on "peregrine island".

 I've  never seen a White Fronted Goose on 'peregrine' island before but for the past week, one has been seen here, although distantly, from the Pagham spit. One observer noted two birds but not I. Small skeins have been noted in the surrounding area.

The other distant bird has been a Richards Pipit, but on the day I saw it, it was very distant! However a new tick for me!

Conversely, Stonechats are a lot easier to photograph!