Selsey Bill: Not much was moving offshore, but at least 35 Sandwich Terns were gathered around the Mile basket, feeding and resting on the low tide. In the gardens there was a bit more interest today, with a Garden Warbler, a Sedge Warbler and a dozen Willow Warblers. A pod of at least six (presumed) Bottle-nosed Dolphins was also again offshore. Full log below....
0730-1000hrs: (OM/DS/DF et al)
Gannet - 30E, 15W
Shelduck - 1E
Common Scoter - 2E, 1os
Sandwich Tern - 35os
Garden Warbler - 1 (gardens)
Sedge Warbler - 1 "
Willow Warbler - 12 "
Chiffchaff - 1 "
Later, at Halsey's Farm, there was a Whinchat on the back hedge of the first field on the right of the path to the wall, aMarsh Harrier flew across the second field on the left of the path and a Wheatear was in the field with the cattle behind the North Wall. (HR/DM)
Church Norton: An Osprey flew over the harbour at around 1015hrs and the seven Pale-bellied Brent Geese were also present. (DF/DS)
Earlier,there were three Swifts, 100+ House Martins and two Buzzards overhead, two Lesser Whitethroats and a dozen Willow Warblers in the hedges and a flock of 20 Whimbrel off the beach. (A&YF)
At around 1330hrs the Hooded Crow was again present in a stubble field, viewed from the area near to the Ham viewpoint. (B. Arnold/ D Campbell)
On the Stilt pools our old friends the two Bar-headed Geese were amongst the several hundred Canada Geese, and there were 10 Teal and a couple of Gadwall. Waders were confined to routine species, with 5 Common Sandpipers, a Green Sandpiper, a single Dunlin, two juvenile Avocets and 6 Black-tailed Godwits.