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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, February 28, 2024

What a bird!

Had the good fortune to be on Pagham Spit this morning and was admiring the huge flocks of Brent Geese which were preparing for their flight to their breeding grounds when this White Tailed eagle took off from a mud bank which was just out of sight from me.  Wow, what a bird! It leisurely made off towards the eastern side of the harbour just as the huge flock of Brent took off from just in front of me and I lost it in the distance.


A pair of Ringed Plovers were engaged in display flights and the Brents were chatting to each other in a large group obviously discussing which flight path to take. On two occasions they headed out to sea only to return to the relative peace and calm of Pagham Harbour.

A lone Rock Pipit was feeding along the tideline...