Pagham Harbour: Sidlesham Ferry and West side (early morning): (SH)
Green Sandpiper - 1, Yellow Wagtail - 7, Whinchat - 1, Whitethroat 10 and Willow Warbler- 6.
Walk: Selsey to Norton: 0900-1200hrs (SH)
Wheatear - 10+, Whinchat - 1, Whitethroat - 2 and Yellow Wagtail - 3 (Park Farm)
Later reports (various obs) include a Greenshank, a Redstart and a couple of Whinchats.
The WRYNECK was showing very well on and off at Church Norton this afternoon. At one stage it was clinging to the side of a fencepost in true woodpecker fashion! Additional sightings include a Nuthatch at Halsey's Farm (a very scarce bird on the peninsular), ca. 20 Yellow Wagtails with the cattle at Sidlesham Ferry, two Spotted Flycatchers at Church Norton, ca. 60 Black-tailed Godwits and a juv Spotted Redshank on the Breech Pool and another Spotted Redshank and 3-4 adult Yellow-legged Gulls in White's Creek (Paul James/SOS website)
Wryneck at Church Norton: photos: Juliet Moore (top) and A. House (others)
Medmerry: This evening - generally pretty quiet, but highlights (all around the creek) were a juvenile Curlew Sandpiper in with about 8 Dunlin, 2 Greenshank, 1 Common Sandpiper & 40 Teal. Also 2 Wheatears on the new embankments (AH).
2 Wheatears, 4 Whitethroats, 1 Blackcap and 1 Sedge Warbler. Very Quiet!!!! The same walk in drier conditions in the evening produced a Whinchat , 1 Wheatear and a Cuckoo (S&SaH).
(top) Black-tailed Godwits with Knot on Breech Pool, (centre) Spotted Redshank with Common Redshank, White's Creek, and (lower) Sedge Warbler, North Wall (photos: Andy House).
Friday, 23rd August: A big moon and a starlit night eventually gave way to a bright sunny morning with a fresh easterly; predictably coastal migrants were fairly thin on the ground... LATE NEWS of a Pied Flycatcher in Ads Bowley's garden in Birdham.