Wednesday, 30th July: A pleasantly warm and sunny day with scattered cloud and a light NW breeze, though perhaps a bit of a slow news day.
Selsey Bill: (JA/GH) A few bits and pieces suggesting some early passage this morning...
Gannet - several E
Redshank - 1E
Common Scoter - 150 os
Peregrine - 1 over
Sparrowhawk - 1 over
Green Woodpecker - 1 gardens
Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1 gardens
Sedge Warbler - 1 gardens
Blackcap - 1 gardens
Willow Warbler - 10 gardens
Wheatear - 1 ob
Also a few Swallows, Sand and House Martins moving W
Ferry Pool: Still fairly empty - the only waders early this morning were a Dunlin, 2 Black-tailed Godwits and 4 Lapwing, and the only other species present were 6 young Shelducks and 80 Black-headed Gulls. (AH)
Church Norton: Quiet here, too - it must be the time of year! In the harbour there were still 3 Whimbrel and about 40 Sandwich Terns on the mud, plus a few Curlew and Redshank.
Along the Severals there were a few Willow/Chiffs, Whitethroats and Sedge Warblers, but everything was keeping itself quet and well-concealed. (AH)
This evening there were 70+ Sandwich Terns, including 52 roosting in the harbour, 8 Common Terns and 4 Little Terns, busy feeding in harbour. (S&SaH)
At Park Farm, Selsey there were 50+ Swallows and 67 Linnets. (S&SaH)