Selsey Bill: There wasn't much on the move, though seven juvenile Shags went east, but there were eight Yellow Wagtails and 50+ Meadow Pipits feeding on the Oval Field, before they departed west. Full log below......
Gannet - 11E, 41W
Shag - 7E
auk sp - 2W
Sandwich Tern - 9E, 2W
Mediterranean Gull - 4E, 3W
Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 area
Swallow - 102W
House Martin - 179E
Meadow Pipit - 137W
Pied Wagtail - 2N
Yellow Wagtail - 8W
Grey Wagtail - 2W
Chiffchaff - 4 gardens
Goldcrest - 1 gardens
Linnet - 5W
North Wall & Halsey's Farm: Early on, there were singles of Spotted Redshank, Greenshank and Whimbrel in White's Creek, plus a Kingfisher, a couple of Pintail and 15 Wigeon. The Breech Pool was as usual devoid of waders with just a few Mallard present, though a couple of Cetti's Warblers were calling occasionally. Along the hedgerows were 15 Chiffchaffs, half a dozen Whitethroats and a couple of Blackcaps, but in the Honer fields adjacent, there was a nice flock of 150+ Yellow Wagtails around the feeding cattle.
The Owl Point area produced two Whimbrel but little else other than a couple of Whitethroats, so I soon moved on to Halsey's Farm, where there were pockets of activity. Three Redstarts - including a fine male - were present in one small area, together with a few Blackcaps and Whitethroats, and about 10 of the latter two species were logged in the general area, plus six Chiffchaffs.
Later, two Peregrines were sat out on the mud in the centre of the harbour, viewable from the Wall. (OM)
This evening an Avocet was on the pool, with a Shelduck and three Teal - the only other birds present. (AH)
Church Norton: The Wryneck was showing intermittently, though occasionally very well, this morning, either side of the path between the Severals.