Selsey Bill:1230 to 1445hrs: Changeable and cool with sunshine, cloud, rain and even hail. Wind E/NE4 (Obs: M&CE).
Great Northern Diver - 4 os
Great Crested grebe - 1 os
Brent Goose - 25E
R/b Merganser - 6 os
Arctic Skua - 1E (1315hrs) quite close
Meadow Pipit - 1N
Wednesday, 26th March: Another cold day with the wind from the north keeping birding highlights to a minimum.....
(Obs: OM/GH/AH/M&CE). Quiet still, early on, with just a Peregrine in off the sea, then a steady arrival of Meadow Pipits. I left the Bill after two hours, but thanks to those who continued the watch (OM). Full log below:-
Gannet - 1E
Common Scoter - 4E
Curlew - 1W
Goldfinch - 12N
Ferry Pool: 7 Avocets this morning, plus exactly 50 Shelduck and 63 Shovelers. (AH)
Ivy Lake: No hirundines this morning, but the pair of Bullfinches were still there, being as elusive as ever along the main path, and there were at least 2 Chiffchaffs and 2 Cetti's Warblers calling. (AH)
Tuesday, 25th March: A cold, grey morning with a nagging north-easterly wind bringing more rain our way than it should. Evidence of migration is still at a premium, but as always, something turns up to brighten the day - and this morning it was a Merlin in off the sea at the Bill.....although four long cold hours in the rain for some, requiring umbrellas for much of the time, took some of the gloss off the spectacle!
Selsey East beach: This afternoon 1 Wheatear, 47 Turnstones, 1 Red-breasted Merganser close in, and a Sparrowhawk (SR).