Ferry Pool: There were two Greenshank early on, and the Ruff and two Little Ringed Plovers were still present, along with three Black-tailed Godwits, c50 Lapwings, c40 Teal and eight Shelduck.
It was fairly quiet around the hedges, but there were one or two Willow/Chiffs, Whitethroats and Blackcaps about. (AH)
This afternoon a Peregrine dive-bombed the pool, but failed to catch anything. (AB)
Medmerry: Easton Lane to Stilt Pool - There were two Ospreys present again this morning out on the reserve, plus three Greenshank, a Spotted Redshank and a dozen Yellow Wagtails. Around the Stilt Pool there were three Common Sandpipers, three Little Ringed Plovers, a single Black-tailed Godwit, five Dunlin and a couple of Wheatears. (OM)
Later, the Little Owl was sunning itself on the farm outbuildings (GJT) and along the track were 3 Whinchats, 5 Whitethroats, 2 Sedge Warblers, 8 Wheatears, a Skylark, 2 Kestrels, many Swallows and Sand Martins, lots of Canada Geese and the Barnacle-type Goose and an Osprey roosting in a tree in the middle of the reserve. The Osprey was out and about again around 5.30pm, too. (TRo)
Church Norton: A Whinchat was in the horse field, there were at least 10 Wheatears along the beach and up to 20 Whitethroats were along the front of the Severals. Also, a couple of Yellow Wagtails and 50+ Sand Martins and Swallows went over and around the churchyard/hide area there was a Tree Pipit, two Spotted Flycatchers, a couple of Lesser Whitethroats and a dozen Willow Warblers.
Two late Little Terns - an adult and a juvenile - were feeding in the harbour before the tide dropped and there were still half a dozen Common and Sandwich Terns about, too, along with a group of six Common Sandpipers by the metalwork and a few Ringed Plovers, Dunlin and Grey Plovers scattered about the mud.
Also a Raven flew east over the harbour early on and a Greenshank flew west along the beach, and 100+ Mediterranean Gulls were along the shoreline. (AH/A&YF)
Wednesday, 24th August: Another very warm, dry and sunny day with light winds, though with the chance of thundery showers by evening.....
Also, early this morning there were three Greenshank present, and this evening the Ruff and two Little Ringed Plovers were still present. (S&SaH)
Selsey Bill: A walk around all the likely spots at the Bill this morning produced only two calls of the Dartford Warbler in front of the bungalows, (but it was seen earlier by DF), and a Wheatear was on Bill House roof. (SR/CRJ)
Redshank numbers increased later to 130 on the Breech Pool, plus 3 Spotted Redshanks; also 50 Lapwing and 20 teal. (OM)
also 2 Green Sandpipers,
500+ Sand Martins
20+ Yellow Wagtails