Pagham Lagoon: There were four female Goldeneyes on the water this morning, plug six Pochard, 40 Little Grebe and similar of Tufted Duck. (AH)
Construction work at what was previously the rough ground behind the viewpoint is progressing fast. Looking on the bright side, the rows of boulders with their large gaps should continue to prove popular with migrants. At the viewpoint was a Stonechat, one of the Short-eared Owls was hunting over the stubble fields, as was a Kestrel.
Selsey Bill: Sum total in thirty minutes between 8.30 and 9am was three Great Northern Divers, one Eider and three Red-breasted Mergansers on the sea, with two of the latter species going west. And nothing else! (AH)
Chichester Gravel Pits: The Red-crested Pochard was still on Triangle Lake, and nearby there was a Cetti's Warbler and a Kingfisher. (C&ME)
North Wall: A very blustery SSW wind along a deserted North Wall. There were 5 Red-breasted Mergansers and 54 Wigeon along an otherwise deserted White's Creek. There were 2 Stonechats at the back of the horse field at Welbourne. The Breach Pool was overflowing and held just a few Teal and Mallard.
Honer Fields 1 and 2 are beginning to flood but the former held 460 Wigeon, 74 Curlew, 21 Black-tailed Godwits and 31 Moorhen. The flooded field north of the stables held 900 Lapwing. 4 Roe Deer were sheltering under the hedge in Honer 2 field. The field between the North Wall and Halsey's Farm held 290 Wigeon and 600 Lapwing. The field due west of Bremere bridge had a flock of 66 Canada Geese, 2 Greylag and the Tundra Bean Goose. Towards Marsh Farm were another 450 Wigeon and 70 Curlew. The Brent Geese were in fields NW of Marsh Farm. I only saw them when they took to the air and estimated at least 2000. (JDW)
Church Norton: Not a lot to report, though a Peregrine put up a huge flock of Lapwing - c2000, over the north end of the harbour, there was a Red-breasted Mreganser near Tern Island, 200 Knot on the mud and three Goldcrests at the botoom of the lane to the harbour. (AH)
The Spoonbills were, however, reported on the SOS (by Nicola Harvey) as present and showing well at some point during the day. (AH)