Pagham Hbr: North Wall / Breech Pool / White's Creek: The Great White Egret was still present from early afternoon. Waders of interest included a Jack Snipe and 3 Common Snipe on the Breech Pool, a Ruff, 2 Spotted Redshanks, 4 Curlew Sandpipers, 100+ Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Bar-tailed Godwits and 3 Greenshank. A largish flock of c.40 Yellow Wagtails dropped into the fields around the stables where 2 Whinchats and a Stonechat where also present (CRJ/OM/DIS/DM).
At Snowhill Marsh, W. Wittering the Spoonbill was still present (DIS/DM).
Gannet - 5E, 3W
Balearic Shearwater - 1W (0840) about 3/4 mile out but fair/good views
Brent Goose - 26W
Common Scoter- 5 os
R/b Merganser - 1W (1st of autumn?)
Sparrowhawk - 1 out S (probably hunting)
Med Gull - 6E, 10W
Sandwich Tern - 7E, 2 os drifted W
Swallow - 25E
Pied Wagtail - 1W
Chiffchaff - 1 gardens
(0930-1150hrs) (Obs: C&ME)
Gannet - 6E
Brent Goose - 16W
R/b Merganser - 1E
Common Scoter - 6E
Peregrine - 1 p
Med Gull - 2E, 7 os
Selsey East beach pool/Common: 4 Chiffchaffs, 30+ Swallows, 2 Clouded Yellows (CRJ/OM)
At Northcommon Farm (Selsey) I patiently worked the tree lines/bushes hoping for an eastern surprise, but could only dig out 9 Chiffchaffs. Also logged were 2 Buzzards, 2 Great Spotted Wood's and 12 Long-tailed Tits (OM).
Snowhill Marsh, W. Wittering: Spoonbill still present, sleeping and preening, in no hurry to go!