Fulmar - 4W
Gannet - 13E, 13W
Common Scoter - 14E
Common Tern - 3E, 2W, 21os
Little Tern - 1W,8os
Sandwich Tern - 3E, 9W
auk sp - 2W
Swallow - 8W
Sand Martin - 20W
House Martin - 12p
Selsey: There were another couple of impressive moth's in JA's trap this morning - a Privet Hawk Moth and a Garden Carpet. (SH)
Church Norton: There were 40+ Common Terns roosting on the mud flats with a few Little and Sandwich Terns mixed in, and plenty of all three offshore, as well. Over the Severals there were two Buzzards, two Sparrowhawks, three Kestrels and a Mediterranean Gull all at once, plus 50+ each of Swallow, House Martin and Sand Martin, with a further two Buzzards and two Sparrowhawks over Park Farm, Selesy. (S&SaH)
Sidlesham: This evening there were 100+ Sand Martins and 50+ Swallows feeding over our garden, and earlier on two Mediterranean Gulls went over west. (AH)
Ferry Pool: There was a Green Sandpiper on the pool this morning and three Common Sandpipers dropped in and promptly flew off again, whilst the usual two juvenile Lapwings and four Shelduck were also present. (AH)
Medmerry: Easton Lane to the Stilt Pool - There was a female Garganey on the Stilt Pool this morning, in the company of nine Shovelers early on, before they all took off and headed away east.
There were no Barn Owls this morning, though the Little Owl was at Marsh Farm in its usual spot, a pair of Grey Partridges flew out from the bank and there was another big movement of Sand Martins, with probably in excess of 500 birds heading south-west, with a few Swallows and half a dozen Swifts among them.
On the Stilt Pool there were two Common Sandpipers, a pair of Avocets with a half-grown youngster and at least six Little Ringed Plovers, and the female Gadwall still had five ducklings. There were also three Green Sandpipers by the second sluice, at least 20 Stock Doves in the area and plenty of Yellowhammers, Reed Buntings, Linnets, Skylarks and Meadow Pipits, plus one or two singing Reed Warblers and dozens of Six-spotted Burnet moths. (AH)
Church Norton: A Hobby went over the car-park, and a few Sand Martins were heading over west, but there were just a few Whitethroats and Chiffchaffs along the hedges.
In the harbour there were 30+ Sandwich Terns, the usual Little and Common Tern activity, six Whimbrel and c150 Dunlin, along with a very large Catamaran yacht, which ought to have known better and was grounded by the tide. (AH)
Thursday, 14th July: Better than yesterday, with more sun before the clouds built up, but still with a nagging north-westerly keeping the temperature (and the birds!) down....
Gannet - 9E, 5W
Common Scoter - 1E
Sandwich Tern - 12E, 5W
Common Tern - 2W
Commic Tern - c50os
House Martin - 2p
Swift - 1p
Park Farm, Selsey: There were 100+ Sand Martins, 20+ House Martins and 50+ Swallows going over this evening, along with the resident Sparrowhawk. (S&SaH)