Medmerry: Ham Viewpoint: The three Spoonbills were in their usual place in the middle of the reserve, and the Southern Pochard was again on the long pool along with half a dozen Tufted Ducks, Mallards and Coots (SR).
Selsey: Warner Lane horse paddocks: Two Stonechats, a Green Woodpecker and 2 Song Thrushes (SR).
Red-throated Diver - 1W
Diver sp - 1W
Slavonian Grebe - 2 os
Great Crested Grebe - 1W
Shelduck - 2E
Eider - 4 os (including ad drake)
R/b Merganser - 3E, 22W
Wigeon - 6W
Common Scoter - 2W, 3os
Med Gull - 4 os
Chichester GPs: A search around the Eastern side of Chi G P s mid to late afternoon failed to produce Dusky Warbler or Red-crested Pochard, but there were 10 Little Egrets on Triangle Lake, a Kingfisher on Ivy Lake and on the field south of West Lake were 54 Greylag Geese and a single Canada Goose. (CRJ).
West Itchenor: A walk along the harbourside in the twilight drizzle, but out of the chill easterly, unsurprisigly didn't produce a lot, but a wintering Whimbrel here was a surprise. At least 1000 Brent Geese drifted in in variably sized flocks, there were five Red-breasted Mergansers on the water, plenty of Grey Plover and Dunlin on the foreshore and quite a few Goldcrests and Long-tailed Tits in the woodland edge. (AH)
Tuesday, 20th January: Another very cold and frosty start, with cloud and hints of sunshine.
Medmerry: The three Spoonbills were out in the middle of the reserve this morning. Two looked to be colour-ringed, so presumably these are the ones that were in the harbour before Christmas, though are too distant to be 100% certain. Also a Peregrine hunting the local Teal, but without success. (PH)
Church Norton: A pair of Goldeneye were in the harbour, along with five Red-breasted Mergansers, four little Grebes, thirty Pintail and 200+ Wigeon. Half a dozen Skylarks were along the spit and the Peregrine was on its island, but otherwise all was quiet on the high tide. (AH)
Ferry Pool: Still at least 1000 Lapwing, now on the fields on either side of the pool, and 100+ Black-tailed Godwits, too. Around 400 Wigeon were out on the grass and there were at least 40 Shovelers around the largely frozen pool first thing. (AH)
Mediterranean and Black-headed Gull on Pagham Spit (above) & the scale of erosion there (AH)