Pagham Hbr: Sidlesham Ferry Pool: 1 Green Sandpiper, 4 Common Sandpiper, 6 Little Ringed Plover, 2 Black-tailed Godwit, 2 Redshank & 20 Teal. Church Norton: 2 Whimbrel and a Greenshank in the harbour but few passerines (AH).A later report that the Curlew Sandpiper was also still present there (per SOS).
Black-tailed Godwit on the Ferry Pool (photo: AH)
Later, a Greenshank with the Godwits and a Little Ringed Plover on the Breech Pool, plus a smart Grey Plover from the sluice on North Wall, (per SOS).
Thursday, 15th August: I think we're all getting a bit restless now waiting for some decent migrants to pass through the Peninsula, as the local birding has been very stagnant for the last couple of weeks. There are signs though that things are just beginning to change, and various observers today have logged Marsh Harrier, Osprey, Hobby, Curlew Sandpiper, Wood Sandpiper and Redstart, so it's not too bad I guess. Time will tell....
Selsey Bill: (0910-1130hrs): Dry, cloud then sunshine. Wind brisk W 4-5. (Obs: OM/PC)
Gannet - 5E, 12W
Common Scoter - 13E
Med Gull - 1W
Sandwich Tern - 10W
Common Tern - 5E, 41W
Little Tern - 2W
Common Sandpiper - 3
Redshank - 1
Ringed Plover - 3
Little Ringed Plover - 4
Dunlin - 65 (in a variety of sizes and plumages).
Wheatear - 4
Sand Martin - 10
Pagham Hbr: On Sidlesham Ferry Pool this morning - 1 Green and 5 Common Sandpipers and 25 Teal (AH). At the North Wall/Breech Pool JW/CRJ report 29 Black-tailed Godwits, 3 Greenshank and 2 Wheatears. JW then checked out the North Fields which produced a male Redstart, 7 Whitethroats, 12 Willow Warblers, 3 Blackcaps, 2 Wheatears and also a Clouded Yellow.
This evening, Sam and Sandra Hill did their regular walk from Selsey to Church Norton but not a great deal to report; 100+ Sand Martins, 50+ Swallows, several House Martins, 2 Swifts and a Shoveler on The Severals.
Fishbourne Creek: Very pleasant, but very quiet this morning - highlights being 1 Greenshank, 2 Whimbrel, 20 Curlew, 100+ Redshank, 1 Kingfisher, 10 Common Gulls, 80 Mediterranean Gulls and 6 Sand Martins, but virtually zero passerine activity (AH).
Golden Plover, Medmerry (photo: A. House)