Selsey Bill (0745-1045hrs): Sunny, SW2. (Obs: C&ME/OM/AH) Several small flocks of Common Scoter were, perhaps surprisingly, moving east, whilst a first-summer and then a near-adult Mediterranean Gull went west. This apart, there was no movement to speak of, but the small band of observers (well, the first three of the aforementioned anyway!) put in a good shift for the time of year, covering three hours. Alas, no petrels have appeared thus far, but it's always worth a look....
Church Norton: The Hudsonian Whimbrel was still present 11.30am at least (per RBA), and there were two or three Whimbrel and a dozen Curlew present.. Otherwise it had gone really quiet, with just odd snatches of warbler song and the Cuckoos have finally fallen silent (or left!). There was a family of freshly-fledged Whitethroats along the beach, and a pair of Ringed Plover with a very young chick along the strandline, whilst a few Common and Sandwich Terns came and went from the harbour. Also, the two Black-headed Gull chicks had decamped into the harbour. (AH/CRJ)
auk sp -1E, 2W
Swift - 6p
House Martin - 10p
Church Norton: The Hudsonian Whimbrel still present this morning (per Birdguides). It as showing well late afternoon near the hide and giving good views to a couple of visiting birders. Apart from that there were c25 Ringed Plovers, 22 Black-tailed Godwits, 5 Curlew (including the pale bird), 7 Dunlin, a Cetti's Warbler and a Chiffchaff calling from the Priory and a few Common Terns. 'Seasonably quiet' would be a good way of describing it. (SR/IP).
Chichester: A pair of Lesser Black-backed Gulls with three young today in Terminus Road, right on the edge but just off the Peninsula, are possibly the first successful breeding pair in the area. (GH)
Medmerry: From the Breach Viewpoint this morning 0830-0930 there were about 40 Black-tailed Godwits, 2 Oystercatchers and 3 Curlews feeding on the mud on the eastern side of Medmerry, and 4 Sandwich Terns and 4 Little Terns briefly came in over the lagoons, and 2 Sand Martins went over. (PH)