East Head: Pretty quiet around the Head - there were half a dozen Red-breasted Mergansers and Great Crested Grebes on the water, a total of 28 Bar-tailed Godwits on the mud, along with 45 Knot and many hundreds of Dunlin, and a dozen or so Skylarks and Meadow Pipits, plus a pair of Stonechats around the dune edges. There were at least 1000 Brent Geese on the fields, with more arriving all the time. (AH)
Ferry Pool: Still masses of birds, and not much different to yesterday, though possibly 1500 Lapwing, and there were 300 Wigeon on the pool itself, and around 200 Golden Plover dropped in several flocks. (AH)
Ham: 1 distant Spoonbill, 1 Short-eared Owl, Southern Pochard, c700 Brent Geese, 1 Kingfisher, 9 Pied Wagtails, 1 Stonechat, 2 Buzzards, 2 Kestrels, 22 Yellowhammers and Skylarks everywhere (SR)
Chichester GPs: This morning the Tundra Bean Goose was still with the Greylags in the field behind East Trout Lake. Also 2 singing Cetti's Warblers and a singing Chiffchaff (PJ).
Chichester Marina: A pair of Coots seen yesterday with two lil babies in tow on the canal just opposite the Marina entrance. Probably the earliest I've personally noted... (AB per SOS website)
Selsey Bill: Nothing moving offshore, bar a couple of Red-throated Divers east and one west, but there were around six Great Northern Divers and a female Eider on the sea. (AH & the SOS)
Selsey Bill (0800-1015hrs): Cloud, sun, heavy showers. Wind WSW5-6 (Obs: OM/AH)
Selsey (west): I drew an almost complete blank at a couple of regular sites and just a single R/b Merganser offshore at Coastguards! (OM).
Chichester Marina: Decidedly quiet on the marsh this morning with just 30 Teal and 22 Black-tailed Godwits of note. The channel was well full on a rising tide but surprisingly devoid of birdlife...just 4 R/b Mergansers and 2 Great Crested Grebes on the water and 35 Shelduck, 70 Curlew and c.100 Oystercatchers roosting on the shore, before a hefty shower caused me to abandon any further scanning (OM).