Church Norton: The Wryneck was showing really well along the first Several again early this morning, and there was quite a few other bits around, including a Marsh Harrier over west, a Redstart by the railway-carriage houses and another plus two Spotted Flycatchers in the churchyard.
Along the beach/Severals there were also two Wheatears, two Lesser Whitethroats, three Blackcaps, 20+ Whitethroats and a couple of Willow Warblers and Cetti's Warblers, and the oddest sighting of the day - a Kingfisher flying out of the orchard at the rear of the Severals and across the field to the beach. Also seen in the churchyard were 70+ Willow/Chiffs, two Garden Warblers, five Lesser Whitethroats and ten Blackcaps. (S&SaH/AB/PB/AH et al)
0615-0800; WSW2, sunny (JA/SR)
Gannet - 5E, 13W
Fulmar - 1E
Common Tern - 1W
Sandwich tern - 6W, 4os
Mediterranean Gull - 1E, 1W
Wheatear - 4ob
Swallow - 5E, 1W
House Martin - 6p
Whitethroat - 2 gardens
Willow Warbler - 1 gardens
Northcommon Farm: There were 100+ each of Swallow, Sand and House Martin, several fly-over Yellow Wagtails and a dozen Pied Wagtails around the farm, but the hedgerows were dead bar a single Willow Warbler, and also a couple of Sparrowhawks were in the area. (S&SaH)
Park Farm, Selsey: Just a Buzzard and a Yellow Wagtail were about this morning. (S&SaH)
North Wall: There were two Egyptian Geese in the harbour from the wall this morning. (AB)
A Curlew Sandpiper had been present earlier but had flown off into the harbour but didn't reappear, though there was still a single Little Stint feeding along the margins and five Greenshank, three Spotted Redshank, c100 Redshank, c75 Black-tailed Godwits, c30 Lapwing and 15 Teal on the pool, a dozen Yellow Wagtails dropped in among the cattle and c25 Swallows were flying over the fields. (SR/BJ) Also, a Juvenile Knot was on the pool and three Lesser Whitethroats were near the Lagoon. (AB)
Friday, 2nd September: Cloudier and somewhat fresher than of late with a moderate SW wind, heralding a bit of a change weather-wise.....
Medmerry: Easton Lane - A brief stop produced an Osprey distantly over the Breach area and half a dozen Yellow Wagtails flying out of a maize field. (AH)
Thursday, 1st September: Another lovely start to the day, with light breezes and plenty of sunshine....quite warm at times and still feeling summery, though today is the beginning of the meteorological autumn....
Later, there were three Green Sandpipers in addition to the other above-named waders, plus two Greenshank which flew in to join them, and there were 20 Yellow Wagtails at the back of the pool near the cattle. (OM)