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Monday, 12 August 2019

Pagham Harbour

Ingrid and I dashed over to Church Norton mid-afternoon, naively assuming that we'd get at least one of the three potential year-ticks on offer. Gareth had beaten us there but there was no sign of the Roseate Tern, the Osprey, nor the Little Stints. We gave it an hour, enjoying a scattering of waders including Knot, Grey Plover, Snipe, four juvenile Black-tailed Godwits, Common Sandpiper, two Whimbrel, Turnstone and a reasonable scattering of Dunlin and Ringed Plover. An adult Peregrine was on one of the islands. A few Sandwich Tern loafed on the sand, a Swallow patrolled and a Mediterranean Gull flew over.