Church Norton: There were up to eight Slavonian Grebes on the sea this morning, and two Sandwich Terns were among the dozen or so Common and Mediterranean Gulls fairly close offshore, whilst further out there were half a dozen Kittiwakes among 40+ Gannets and at least 50 Razorbills were moving about and dropping in on the sea.
In the harbour the Whimbrel was still showing, as was a Bar-tailed Godwit, plenty of Dunlin, Knot and Grey Plover, and there were four Grey Herons in the marsh by the horse field. (AH et al)
This afternoon there were two Ravens over the spit. (SA)
Ferry Pool: Just four Teal on the pool, though there were five Shoveler, 40 Teal and 200+ Lapwing and Pintail in the field. (AH)
Thursday, 12th January: Mild this morning but with the possibility of wintry showers and maybe even snow later in the day...
Wednesday, 11th January: Another fairly mild, but blustery morning, though clouding up later on....
Selsey Bill: There were more Kittiwakes and less Gannets than yesterday, and three Eider dropped in close offshore. Full log below. (AH/PD/PC)
Eider - 3os
Common Gull - 2W
Great Crested Grebe - 3E, 1W
Slavonian Grebe - 2E, 3W, 3os
Gannet 11E, 117W, 100os
Velvet Scoter - 2W
Common Scoter - 4E, 7W
Red-breasted Merganser - 2E, 3W
Kittiwake - 24W
Mediterranean Gull 1W, 1os (both adults)
Razorbill - 11E, 377W
Coastguard Station: There were three Great Northern Divers offshore this afternoon. (B&MC)
Offshore there were a further 14 Slavonian Grebes, six Great Crested Grebes, four Red-breasted Mergansers and three Red-throated Divers, with two more of the latter heading east, along with a few Razorbills and Gannets moving about further offshore. (AH)
Tuesday, 10th January: A fairly bright and breezy day, with the wind a chilly north-westerly....
East Beach: A flock of 64 Curlew flew over the estate, heading west this morning. (SR)
Fishbourne Creek: The two Water Pipits were along the foreshore, making their way toward Dell Quay as the tide receded. There was also 3+ Rock Pipits, 2 Reed Buntings and a good variety of waders and wildfowl including c75 Wigeon, c150 Brent Geese, 3 Greenshank, 9 Black-tailed Godwit, 14 Ringed Plover, 5 Grey Plover and 17 Turnstones.
Also about were a Firecrest in the bushes near the church plus 40 Yellowhammers around the horse paddock and the harbour edge, and five Goldeneyes were out in the channel as well as masses of Wigeon. (BFF/DM)