Selsey Bill: (0700-0750) (AH)
Gannet - 4E
Mediterranean Gull - 1W
Sandwich Tern - 16W (close in), 30os (distant)
Common Tern - 20os (distant)
Sand Martin - 4W
House Martin - 8p
This evening there were at least 6 Green Woodpeckers, a Willow Warbler and two Whitethroats at Park Farm and a handful of hirundines and Swifts overhead.
There were 60+ Sandwich Terns roosting on beach and feeding offshore, with a few Common Terns among them. (S&SaH)
Easton Lane to the Stilt Pool - There were 10+ Willow Warblers, a Lesser Whitethroat, 4 Whitethroats and a Blackcap around the flint barn, this morning, and two green Sandpipers nearby.
At the stilt pool at there were at least five Kestrels, a Hobby, 24 Avocet, of which at least half were juveniles, five Redshank, including two well grown juveniles, and the Oystercatcher pair feeding a well grown youngster, whilst the young Tufted Ducks were flying around.
Other birds around the pools included six Common Sandpipers, three Black-tailed Godwit and a Ringed Plover, but there was just a handful of Sand Martins and Swallows about, and not a single Swift! (S&SaH)