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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, November 30, 2022

November around the harbour.

A selection of photos on and around Pagham harbour during a very wet November . 

From the humble Robin to the more unusual species, all are very different in their particular requirements...and that's where Pagham Harbour scores with its rich variety of habitats!  

Robin along the North Wall

Kingfisher at the sluice gate

Stonechat up to three pairs have been frequenting the bushes on the spit.

A rather secretive Dartford Warbler was quite difficult to see but a couple remained on the spit for most of the month.

A Snow Bunting first arrived on November 10th

A very approachable Red Breasted Merganser has been present along the shoreline.

A Sandwich Tern in the harbour...a few tend to remain during the winter months.

Cormorants are always present in the harbour.. 

...this one drying its wings on a sandbank.

Ducks have been well represented with Wigeon numbers building up during the month
...this female bathing in Whites Creek

...whilst the Drake  just watches.

Mallard always present on the Lagoon
...wing stretching.

Spotted Redshank along Whites Creek.

Slavonian Grebe looking resplendent in the early morning sun.

Great Northern Diver on the Lagoon (29.11.22)...a very unusual but welcome visitor.

A second Snow Bunting arrived on Tuesday 29.11.22

Pagham never disappoints!