Stilt Pools: There were14 Avocets present on the pools this morning. (PH)
Tuesday, 23rd February: A splendid late winter morning - chill and bright, with a little cloud and breeze developing later....
Breach area - The Black Redstart was still along the sea-defence rocks and the Spoonbill was viewable distantly from the Viewpoint. (OM/JD/DF/DS) Also 4 Red-breasted Mergansers, 60 Grey Plover, c200 Dunlin, a Stonechat and a couple of Buzzards (OM)
Ferry Pool: A Green Sandpiper was present again today, along with a Grey Wagtail, 500+ Lapwings, 20+Redshank and Teal, 40+ Wigeon on the field and at least three Buzzards overhead. (AH/OM)
North Wall: A Spotted Redshank was in White's Creek along with 90 Wigeon, whilst on the Breech Pool were 40 Teal and a pair of Shoveler. A surprise was to see a Spoonbill coming in from the north and going back out into the Harbour. The Brent Geese were very unsettled this morning and stayed mainly in the Harbour, and 3 Goldcrests were in Owl Copse. (For info: the North Wall footpath at its western end is in a dreadful state, very slippery and muddy, with deep puddles and cycle ruts, so sturdy footwear is essential). (JDW)
West Wittering: A Short-eared Owl was at Snowhill marsh early this morning, before flying over to farmland near Ellanore (MR)
Monday, 22nd February: Another dull and overcast day, with a brisk westerly wind and the prospect of rain for a good part of the day as a slow-moving front passes through...... not the most promising of conditions then!
Medmerry: The Spoonbill was again on the stilt pools at about 12.30 today, then later on it was out on the saltmarsh. (PH)