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-<div style="{{psubheader}}">Featured Article: '''[[Booted Eagle]]'''</div>+<div style="{{psubheader}}">Featured Article: '''[[Pagham Harbour]]'''</div>
-[[Image:15559booted-eagle-0023b.jpg|thumb|280px|left|Photo by {{user|john-henry|john-henry}}]]+[[Image:Pagham_Harbour.jpg|thumb|300px|left|Pagham Harbour Visitor Centre, West [[Sussex]]]]
-==Identification==+==Overview==
-Booted Eagles occur in 2 distinct colour morphs, pale and dark. There is also a rare rufous form which is essentially a pale extreme of the dark morph. Pale phase birds predominate, particularly so in the west of the bird's range where the ratio of pale to dark is approaching 4:1.+Pagham Harbour and the surrounding area make up one of the most productive and easily watched birding areas on the English south coast. It is of national importance for a number of species and this Local Nature Reserve is also designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a Special Protection Area, an Important Bird Area and a Ramsar Site.
-====Similar species====+==Birds==
-About the same size as [[Common Buzzard]], but depending on angle the plumage of the dark bird is more likely to mislead you to think about [[Black Kite]] or younger [[Bonelli's Eagle]]; pale phase birds share color pattern with [[Egyptian Vulture]] but that bird has a very different shape. +===Notable Species===
-==Distribution==+Breeding species include [[Little Tern]], [[Ringed Plover]] and [[Eurasian Oystercatcher|Oystercatcher]] on the shingle beaches, [[Northern Lapwing]] and [[Common Redshank]] on the farmland, [[Eurasian Reed Warbler|Reed Warbler]] and [[Sedge Warbler]] and [[Reed Bunting]] in the reedbeds and [[Little Grebe]], [[Mallard]], [[Mute Swan]], [[Common Moorhen|Moorhen]] and [[Mute Swan]] on the pools.
-[[Europe]], [[Asia]], and [[Africa]].+
-'''[''[[Booted Eagle|Read More...]]'']'''+'''[''[[Pagham Harbour|Read More...]]'']'''

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Featured Article: Pagham Harbour
Pagham Harbour Visitor Centre, West Sussex
Pagham Harbour Visitor Centre, West Sussex

Overview

Pagham Harbour and the surrounding area make up one of the most productive and easily watched birding areas on the English south coast. It is of national importance for a number of species and this Local Nature Reserve is also designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest, a Special Protection Area, an Important Bird Area and a Ramsar Site.

Birds

Notable Species

Breeding species include Little Tern, Ringed Plover and Oystercatcher on the shingle beaches, Northern Lapwing and Common Redshank on the farmland, Reed Warbler and Sedge Warbler and Reed Bunting in the reedbeds and Little Grebe, Mallard, Mute Swan, Moorhen and Mute Swan on the pools.

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