Also of the departing Autumn migrants that are tracked, no less than seven species departed on their earliest date this century (51 species tracked, 22 years being monitored). Curlew Sandpiper was 13 days earlier than ever recorded before !!! Little Tern was ten days earlier and the previous earliest date was just last year (is this a trend?)."
Mmmm, interesting isn't it?
Also on the stats theme, plus the recent input from the early generation of 1960's Selsey observers, it has become apparent some of our info pages need updating! This is particularly true of the bird checklist and the history of the Bill; work is underway to correct this in due course. (Eds/OM)