Gannet - 2E, 6W
Meadow Pipit - 227E, 81N
Chiffchaff - 12 gardens
Linnet - 14p
Also; bat sp - 1 in off sea, 0650hrs.
Buzzard - 4
Kestrel - 5
Black-tailed Godwit - 5
Meadow Pipit - 50+
Whinchat - 3
Swallow - 100+
Mallard - 3E
Wheatear - 2 ob
Meadow Pipit - 42E, 3ob
Chiffchaff - 10 gardens
Swallow - 42E, 20p
House Martin - 11E
Linnet - 2E, 18W
Church Norton: (walk from east Selsey):
Brent Goose - 1
Pochard - 1 on second Severals (fairly uncommon here)
Sandwich Tern - 6
Also: 1 Stonechat, 2 Wheatears, 50+ Meadow Pipits, 20+ Chiffchaffs, 1 Willow Warbler,
50+ Swallows, 10 House Martins and 20+ Long-tailed Tits (S&SaH).
In addition to the above, an early morning walk produced one large wave of about 75 Swallows heading north up the peninsula, plus a couple of Whitethroats in the bushes opposite the first Several and a Redstart in Park Lane. There were also 7 Brent Geese flying through the harbour, a Jay by the first Several and a number of Siskin (c.40?) moving north in small flocks - the latter being the first such report of the autumn (IP).
West side: an evening walk produced a Whinchat, a Stonechat, 450+ Wigeon that flew into the harbour, a Hobby, several Grey Partridges and 6 Roe Deer (S&SaH)
Ferry Pool: Three Green Sandpipers this morning, plus a tight group of 4 Spotted Redshanks which soon flew off together heading towards the harbour. Otherwise much the same as the last week or more, with 16 Black-tailed Godwits, a Dunlin, 4 Avocets, 40 Lapwing and 30 Teal (OM/CRJ/ES/MJ).
North Wall: Disappointingly few waders on display here today. An early afternoon visit to catch the falling tide failed to produce any Curlew Sandpipers in White's Creek and little more than a handful of Dunlin, 30 Ringed Plovers, c.50 Black-tailed Godwits, singles of Greenshank and Spotted Redshank, 100 Wigeon and 12 Pintail along the east side. The Breach Pool held just a handful of Black-tailed Godwits and 5 Snipe, with 2 Whinchats on fence posts at the back of the pool, a Reed Warbler, a Yellow Wagtail over and a Wheatear along the path (OM/CRJ/ES/MJ/DS).
Medmerry: Breach - Viewpoint: It was very pleasant for the elderly gentlefolk of the Sunday club to be sat in the sunshine whilst birding from the new benches, scanning the pools and the area beyond. In between a lunch break and the periods of pleasant banter some watching was achieved and we logged 7 Bar-tailed Godwits, 5 Dunlin, 10 Knot, 6 Ringed Plovers and a single Curlew on the mudflats in front of us, whilst a single adult Yellow-legged Gull and 3 Sandwich Terns were amongst the roosting gull flock there. There were 15 Common Terns, another Sandwich Tern and 6+ Med Gulls offshore at the mouth of the Breach and a single Sanderling on the beach there. On the rough ground and area around the rubble piles were 5 Wheatears, 5 Yellow Wagtails, c.15 Meadow Pipits and two large flocks of Linnets totalling c. 500 birds (OM/CRJ/ES/MJ).