Selsey Bill: Still three Great Northern Divers and the Eider offshore, but nothing moving bar a Little Gull east and a few Red-breasted Mergansers and Brent Geese. Full log below. (C&ME/AH/TR)
Wigeon - 1E
Red-breasted Merganser - 3E, 12W, 5os
Mediterranean Gull - 1E
auk sp - 3E
Sidlesham Village: Two Ravens went over at 11am. (C&ME)
Ferry Pool: A Peregrine was sat on the grass at the back, whilst at least 400 Black-tailed Godwits were on the pool this morning, along with a couple of Redshank, 200 Lapwing and 50 Teal, though no Shovelers. (AH)
Selsey Bill (1315-1445hrs): WSW 4, hail showers! (Obs: C&ME)
Red-throated Diver - 1os
Great Crested Grebe - 1E
Eider - 1os
Red-breasted Merganser - 7E, 1W, 2os
Mediterranean Gull - 3W
Selsey (West): Warners Lane/area: Fifteen Snipe and 2 Stonechats were around the flooded meadows (OM).
Fishbourne Creek was not very productive this morning with the tide well up. The usual 30+ Yellowhammers were in the horse paddock, whilst several Rock Pipits and plenty of Meadow Pipits were in and around the saltmarsh area and several Red-breasted Mergansers were in the channel.
Dell Quay: The channel here was delightfully calm, allowing good views of c.100 Wigeon, half a dozen R/b Mergansers and a similar number of Goldeneye. There were also four Greenshank and a Spotted Redshank roosting amongst 50+ Common Redshank on the far bank.
Chi Marina: Nothing unusual, although plenty of Teal and Lapwing around the flooded marsh and several more R/b Mergansers in the channel.
Birdham Pool: No sign of any Mandarins here, but 28 Tufted Ducks and 2 Gadwall, plus the usual Mallards and a dozen Little Grebes. (Note that the pool has flooded the footpath and is now all but impassable even with wellies!) (OM)
Selsey Bill (0745 to 0930hrs): (Obs: JA/SH)
Great Northern Diver - 3os
Diver sp - 1E
Fulmar - 1W
Gannet - 2E, 4W
Brent Goose - 19E
Red-breasted Merganser - 4E, 6W, 5os
Auk sp - 2E, 2W
Little Gull - 1W, 1os
Kittiwake - 3W
Mediterranean Gull - 2W
Chichester GPs: The 1st-w female Scaup was on New lake (Peckhams Lane) this morning at 11.00 (S&SaH).
Also, the three Spoonbills were showing well on the Stilt Pools. (S. Sutton per SOS)