Selsey Bill: Nothing moving again - just a single distant 'diver sp' east - in the hour I was there, though there were still half a dozen Great Northern Divers, a Slavonian Grebe and the resident Eider offshore. (AH et al)
Selsey Bill: A group of 16 Eider dropped in offshore from the west early this morning, but not much else bar a Partridge (presumably Red-legged) heading west over the sea, and a few Great Northern Divers. (GH)
Long Pool/Ferry Channel: A few Skylarks, Meadow Pipits and Reed Buntings along the fields, plus three Buzzards together overhead, a pair of Little Grebes and eight Tufted Ducks on the pool, and in excess of 20 Avocets roosting at the far end of the channel. (AH)
Selsey Bill (0745-1015hrs): Sunny, some cloud, cold, WNW4-5 (Obs: OM/GH/C&ME et al). Half a dozen Eider and Great Northern Divers offshore, but still not really any evidence of movement. Full log below...
Great Northern Diver - 6 os
Diver sp - 2E
Great Crested Grebe - 1 os
Fulmar - 1W
Brent Goose - 6W
Eider - 6 os (including 3 drakes amongst a flock of 5)
R/b Merganser - 3E, 6W, 6os
Mediterranean Gull - 1W
Church Norton: Huge numbers of Brent Geese in the harbour - maybe 2000 at the peak - with a lot of coming and going and that sense of impending activity. They want to be on their way! Not much else to be seen bar the usual waders and wildfowl, but there were at leas 20 Skylarks along the spit. (AH)
Eastons: Fantastic views of a (colour-ringed) Spoonbill this afternoon on the 'stilt pools' – it was feeding on the nearest edge of the northernmost pool, completely unconcerned as we walked by. A Red-breasted Merganser also dropped in briefly (PH). Also a Green Sandpiper and a Peregrine there (PLS).