Pagham Lagoon: Now two broods of Great Crested Grebes - the single mentioned a while ago up the east end and now two smaller ones plus parents under the caravans (pic attached which shows these two chicks in background right and also the Mute Swan pair with their brood of seven). Also both Little Terns (2) and Common Terns (3) fishing here, two single Little Grebes and six Tufted Ducks. (ARK).
Selsey: Confirmed breeding of a pair of Great Spotted Woodpeckers with young at an undisclosed site in the area (SR).
Ferry Pool: An 0830 visit produced 2 Avocets, 1 Redshank, 3 adult Shelducks with a crèche of 11, a Shoveler, 4 Tufted Ducks, 23 Coots, 4 Lapwings, assorted Mallards with 6 ducklings, 2 Mute Swans, and a Cetti's Warbler (SR).
Church Norton: Most numerous bird in the harbour today was Sanderling - with a flock of 37 on the rising tide, plus 3 on the beach. Also in the harbour a Curlew Sandpiper (per DS/RI/DM), a Bar-tailed Godwit, about 20 each of Dunlin and Ringed Plover.and a few Common, Little and Sandwich Terns for the RSPB tern-watchers to enjoy. Still a selection of warblers singing along the Severals, including Chiffchaff, Cetti's Warbler, Blackcap and Reed and Sedge Warbler, along with a dozen Linnets, two or three Reed Buntings and a pair of Sparrowhawks. (AH/IP)
There were still at least 30 Sanderlings and at least 50 Ringed Plovers in the harbour this evening, plus a displaying pair of Sandwich Terns. (AH)