Another hot day making birding a challenge.....
Ferry Pool: Combined totals from AH and SR as follows - 2 Common Sandpipers, 1 Black-Tailed Godwit, 4 Greenshank, 5 Redshank, 21 Lapwing, 1 Grey Heron, 4 Little Egret, 2 Canada Goose, 34 Black-Headed Gulls (inc many juvs), a Buzzard and a Pied Wagtail
Honer Lane: late afternoon, 3 Yellowhammer, what appeared to be a albinistic Wood Pigeon and 2 Common Sandpipers on the reservoir. (CRJ)
Porthole Farm: 80 Swifts this morning (JW)
North Wall/Breach Pool: 12 Black-Tailed Godwit, 2 Dunlin, 1 Greenshank & 1 Whimbrel on the Breach Pool and the Turtle Dove still nearby. (JW)
Tuesday 16th July:
Another scorching hot July day, when bird-watchers are in as short supply as the birds!
Ferry Pool: 4 Greenshank this morning, plus 1 Common Sandpiper, 1 Grey Heron and 6 Little Egrets.
Monday 15th July:
Ferry Pool: Sarah Russell was at the Ferry bright and early and reported 3 Greenshank, 2 Common Sandpiper, 1 Little Ringed Plover, 3 Little Egret, 12 Lapwing, 2 Moorhen, 25 Black-Headed Gull (including 4 juveniles), all being watched over by a Buzzard.
I had a quick look at 9.30 and not much had changed!
Sunday 14th July:
Another hot summer's day, with people outnumbering birds on the peninsula!
North Wall area: 1 Snipe, 3 Black-Tailed Godwit, 32 Lapwing, 17 Redshank, 2 Dunlin & 50 Sand Martin on/over the Breach Pool. Also 16 Little Egret & 22 Curlew in the harbour and the Turtle Dove still in the adjacent area. (JW)
Church Norton: Dick Senior & Alan Ford saw a fleeting Tree-Creeper in the churchyard. Unusual at any time of year at Pagham, summer records are very few and far between.
This evening up to a dozen Little Egrets including several fresh juveniles, 30 Dunlin and 20 Curlews ere the best I could find.
Ferry Pool: Almost devoid of birds after the recent activity - just what looked like a summer-plumaged Bar-Tailed Godwit tucked behind half a dozen Black-Headed Gulls and a single Moorhen was the total.(AH)