Great Northern Diver - 8os
Great Crested Grebe - 5E,1os
Fulmar - 3W
Brent Goose - 25E
Eider - 1os
Red-breasted Merganser - 9E, 9os
Common Scoter - 5E, 1W, 8os
Kestrel - 1 p
Turnstone - 4W
Auk sp - 1W
Sandwich Tern - 6os
Meadow Pipit - 7N
Pied/alba Wagtail - 2N
Additional watch (0900-1100) (C&ME/AH)
Gannet - 2W
Fulmar - 1W
Red-breasted Merganser - 4E
Pied Wagtail - 2N
Ferry Pool: There were eight Avocets this morning, along with 12 Redshank, 40 Lapwing, 70 Shoveler and at least 400 Wigeon. (AH)
Chainbridge to Ham - One Short-eared Owl was out along the banks this evening, and a flock of c120 Golden Plovers (presumably the ones that have been on the Ferry) were on the newly ploughed field on the reserve. Very few passerines about - just a couple of Skylarks and about 30 Meadow Pipits which dropped into the field - though at least five Grey Herons were in the vicinity. (AH)
Selsey Bill: Just a flock of 20 Brent Geese east between 7.20 and 8.10am, and no migrants evident in the gardens. (AH/A&YF)
Pagham Spit/Lagoon: Best bird was a Merlin which shot up over Church Norton spit and disappeared at high speed across the harbour. Otherwise, there was a bright male Wheatear at the far end of the spit, and there were a dozen or more Linnets back in residence along the gorse. A Reed Bunting dropped in, and there were a few Skylarks and Meadow Pipits about, plus a single Chiffchaff. There was nothing other than the usual birds in the harbour.
Birdham Pool: A quick look for yesterday's Mandarins drew a blank and there was little on offer except for 4 Little Grebes and 6 Cormorants. (OM/BFF).
Medmerry: Breach viewpoint - The lagoons were nearly empty of birdlife, though c.200 Brent Geese were spread out across the area beyond. The sea held what interest there was, with three Great Northern Divers, three Red-breasted Mergansers and an Eider (possibly the Selsey regular?) offshore (OM/BFF).