Gannet - 31E, 101W
Sooty Shearwater - 1W (0840; c. one-third mile out)
Gannet - 9E, 2W
Mediterranean Gull - 1W
Sandwich Tern - 1E, 3W
Swallow - 11E
Selsey: a Hummingbird Hawkmoth was hovering around the guttering of a bungalow in Manor Lane, and a Hobby was over Park farm. (SH)
Ferry Pool:/Ferry Channel: The pool was still quiet - just a Dunlin, a Black-tailed Godwit, 16 Lapwing and ten Teal this morning, plus a Grey Wagtail briefly by the pumping station.
Along the channel there were still up to six Curlew Sandpipers feeding with c40 Dunlin, plus two Spotted Redshank, a few Grey Plovers and 50+ Redshank and 300+ Teal. (AH/MJ)
Church Norton: The Osprey was again in the harbour, first fishing near Tern Island and then sitting out to eat its catch on the adjacent mudbanks. Also a Hobby was over the Priory Wood and the hide area, and a couple of Sparrowhawks and Buzzards were also on the wing.
There were very few passerines about in he windy conditions, though a couple of Stonechats and a Whitethroat were in the horse field and one or two Chiffchaffs were in the hedges.
In the harbour there were at least eight Bar-tailed Godwits, 40+ Grey Plover and a few Knot among the Dunlin, along with large numbers of Wigeon and Teal.
Also a covey of ten Grey Partridges was in the fields behind the Severals.(AH/IP)
Friday, 23rd September: A truly glorious 'Indian Summer' day after a brisk start, with sunshine and almost no breeze...
0710-1140hrs: NW-SW 1-2, sea flat calm (Obs: OM/SR/MJ/JA/BJ} Full log below:
Gannet - 3E, 3W
Red-throated Diver - 1E
Brent Goose - 1W
Common Scoter -1E
Sparrowhawk -1 over area
Great Spotted Woodpecker - 2 gardens/Oval field
Sandwich Tern - 15os
Mediterranean Gull - 3W, 4os
Wheatear - 2 beach/gardens
Meadow Pipit - 18NE, 6p
Grey Wagtail - 1W
Pied Wagtail - 3N, 1ob
Swallow - 35E, 25S
House Martin - 45E, 25W
Dartford Warbler - 1 Bill House garden
Chiffchaff - 18 gardens
Thursday, 22nd September: The autumn equinox....but still feeling quite warm overall.....a fairly pleasant day, dry with sunshine and cloud and a light to moderate SW wind.
Sandwich Tern - 1E, 5W, 2 ob
Meadow Pipit - 2E, 4W, 3N
Pied Wagtail - 4W
Swallow - 12E
Chiffchaff - 16 gardens
Blackcap - 3
Spotted Flycatcher - 1
Painted Lady Butterfly along the beach