Long Pool: A Spotted Redshank and six Avocets were at the far end of Ferry Channel, and there were at least a dozen Chiffchaffs along the hedges, plus a few Linnets and Reed Buntings. (AH)
Wigeon - 9E
Common Scoter - 4E, 7os
Red-breasted Merganser - 5E, 10os
Sandwich Tern - 2E
Meadow Pipit - 36N
Pied Wagtail - 3N
Chiffchaff - 3 in garden
Selsey (West): The regular sites held nothing of note, the lowly best being at Northcommon Farm where there were 2 Goldcrests, 2 Chiffchaffs and a Great Spotted Woodpecker (OM).
Medmerry: Ham - Two or three (or even four!) Corn Buntings singing from Ham viewpoint this afternoon. Spoonbill distantly on saltmarsh to the south, male Wheatear on field next to Ham and a female Wheatear on arable south of Ham viewpoint. (PH/TG-P).
Chichester Marina: Just a brief look at the marsh, where a Sparrowhawk flushed 15 Snipe and 6 Teal, plus 6 Lapwings that had been displaying and looking settled. Two rival Cetti's Warblers gave occasional bursts of song from the reed-bed area (OM).
Selsey Bill: The offshore breeze and a very low tide didn't help another slow morning, but a group of four Eider (a drake and three ducks) on the sea was something new, and more surprisingly, Ada the anti-social Eider joined them as they drifted off east! Full log below....
Wigeon - 12E
Shoveler - 2E
Red-breasted Merganser - 6E, 9os
Peregrine - 1N
Sandwich Tern - 2 os drifted W
Pied/alba Wagtail - 1N
Ferry Pool: Only new birds here were a couple of Snipe and a pair of Mediterranean Gulls in amongst several hundred Black-headed Gulls. There were also four Black-tailed Godwits, ten Avocets and the usual counts of Shoveler, Wigeon and Lapwing. (AH/PJ) Also, a Raven went over at midday. (RJS)
Pagham Spit: It was pretty quiet today, with just a flock of Linnets on the shingle of note, though there were two Pintail in the harbour. (BI)
Birdham Pool: No sign again of the Mandarins in a short visit, but a pair of Shelduck and a Great Crested Grebe were new, whilst regular birds included a dozen roosting Cormorants and 4 Little Grebes (OM).