Selsey Bill: Rather slow this morning although four Slavonian Grebes were logged and a small party of Knot were perhaps unusual for the time of year.....
0830-0930hrs: WSW2, cloud, mist. (JA/JD/DS)
Red-throated Diver - 4E, 1W
Great Northern Diver - 1os
Slavonian Grebe - 1E, 3os
Great Crested Grebe - 1os
Gannet - 1E, 1W
Common Scoter - 1E
Knot - 11E
Guillemot - 2E, 1os
Razorbill - 1E, 1W, 1os
Auk sp - 3E
Kittiwake - 1E, 8W
Stonechat - 1 p
East Beach: A Stonechat was along the kids' cycle track this morning. (SR)
Coastguard Station to the Windmill: There were 60 or so Common Scoter offshore still, plus two Red-throated Divers went east, but a walk along the front to the Go-kart track produced nothing more than a couple of Meadow Pipits. (AH)
Medmerry Breach: There were a Stonechat, and c30 each of Linnet, Skylark and Meadow Pipit around the rough ground, whilst on the pools there were ten Gadwall, a few Wigeon, Pintail and Teal, c20 Grey Plovers, c10 Ringed Plovers and c40 Dunlin. (AH/A&YF)
Ferry Pool: Just 40 Lapwing and a dozen Teal were on the pool his morning. (AH)
Church Norton: Nothing much out of the ordinary, with the Whimbrel and three or four each of Black- and Bar-tailed Godwits among large numbers of the commoner waders, nothing offshore and just a few Little Grebes in the harbour,
Around the churchyard area there were a couple of Chiffchaffs, perhaps a dozen Goldcrests and a Jay and a Great Spotted Woodpecker. (AH)
Thursday, 8th December: A near-repeat of yesterday, with a pleasant morning of sunshine and cloud, but becoming duller and cloudier later, with a moderate south-westerly breeze....
Coastguard Station: There were still around 100 Common Scoter, some of which were fairly close inshore, but hard to count in the choppy conditions. (AH)
Wednesday, 7th December: Another very pleasant morning, mild and with just a light southerly breeze, though clouding up as the day progressed......
A Marsh Harrier went over the pool just before 3pm. (MD)