This afternoon a male Red-footed Falcon was seen going east over Church Norton Spit, then Pagham Spit, before being lost to view. (IL)
For the BTO House Martin survey I have found 15 nests found so far within the Bill recording area, including 3 under construction. (SR)
Also there is a wedding tomorrow, and a practise today, so part of the car-park will be cordoned off, further reducing access, and obviously we would hope that people will respect the couple's big day.
Thanks AH/OM/IL (warden)
The Hudsonian Whimbrel was still present early evening (IP et al), a visiting birder reported a Spoonbill flying over the harbour at lunchtime, and there was a Peregrine and several Common and Little Terns in the harbour this evening. (AH)
North Wall: Far from the madding crowds - the North Wall was a place of wind and solitude this morning! The 40 or so Mute Swans continue to loaf and sleep around the sluice gates. Last weekend they were joined by a pair with 4 cygnets, still there today but unfortunately with only 2 cygnets. Apart from 8 Tufted Ducks there was nothing to report from the Breech Pool, though Whitethroats and Reed Buntings were feeding young along the Wall and a party of Long-tailed Tits were foraging through Owl Copse. Also, a family of young Swallows being fed at Honer Farm. Other than that all very quiet. (JDW)