Red-throated Diver - 7E, 27W
Great Northern Diver - 2E, 1W
diver sp - 4E, 6W
Gannet - 5E, 17W
Brent Goose - 8W
Wigeon - 35E
Mallard - 2E
Mediterranean Gull - 1E
Kittiwake - 8E, 6W
Razorbill - 10E, 35W, 4os
auk sp - 40E, 25W
Coastguard Station: A Raven flew in from the east, settled on the fence-line, then the Coastguard tower, before heading away over the houses.
There were still 30+ Common Scoter, two Red-breasted Mergansers and a Red-throated Diver on the sea, though they were distant. (AH)
West Itchenor: There was a Woodcock in Westlands Copse this afternoon. (PLS)
Chi. GPs - Ivy Lake complex: Ivy Lake was largely frozen but the clear areas held the Scaup, c150 Shoveler, c75 Pochard, 18 Gadwall and the usual Great Crested Grebes. The far corner of West Lake held a pair of Egyptian Geese and there was a Treecreeper and a Goldcrest along Peckham Copse Lane. (SR)
Church Norton: There were a pair of Mistle Thrushes and a flock of c50 Linnets, plus a dozen Red-legged Partridges in Rectory Lane, and a big flock (c300) of Brent Geese came up from Greenlease Farm direction and dropped down again.
There was just a Great Crested Grebe on the sea, with half a dozen distant Gannets and a couple of Mediterranean Gulls along the shore being the only other birds of note, whilst along the spit there were a dozen Skylarks and a couple of Meadow Pipits.
Tuesday, 24th January: Less densely foggy than yesterday, with some clearer spells between the rolling banks of fog.....
Selsey Bill ( 1330-1430hrs - after fog abated) (C&ME)
Red-throated Diver - 3E
Great Northern Diver - 1os
Brent Goose - 2W
Red-breasted Merganser - 2E, 2os
Common Scoter - 2W
Grey Plover - 1E
Selsey West: A look on the marshy area west of the village produced half a dozen Snipe, but not much else. (AH)
Church Norton: Not much to see in the increasing fog - c.50 Brent Geese, a few Wigeon and Teal, Redshanks and Grey Plovers, plus a Great Crested Grebe on the sea, was about it. (AH)
North Wall: A fine morning after yesterdays fog out. The Breech Pool was 80% frozen and only held a few Mallard, Teal and Black-tailed Godwits. In the field behind were 330 Wigeon, whilst along Pagham Rife were another 420 Wigeon and 48 Curlew. Honer reservoir was full to the brim and partly frozen; in the clear water were 23 Coot, 4 Little Grebes, 2 Tufted Duck and 52 bathing Black-headed Gulls. There was a mixed flock of some 30 birds along Honer Lane containing Linnets, Reed Buntings and at least 9 Yellowhammers, and in Honer 3 field were 38 Curlew and 8 Black-tailed Godwits. There seems to have been a recent influx of Robins... I counted 16 today. (JDW)
Ferry Pool/Long Pool: Nothing much to report in the dense fog - though there were three Song Thrushes and a few Long-tailed Tits around the Discovery area, and along the Long Pool/Ferry Channel (more heard than seen!) there were a couple of Snipe, a handful of Redshank and Grey Plovers, plus lots of Brent Geese. (AH)
Lockgate Road, Sidlesham: A look along the track with all the piles of vegetable and stable waste produced a couple of Snipe flying out of a ditch, the Stonechat that has been there all winter, two Grey Wagtails, a Pied Wagtail and a Buzzard. (AH)
Itchenor Pond: There were at least six Redwings in the trees opposite the pond, a Grey Wagtail flew over, and in the trees there were a few Goldcrests and Long-tailed Tits. (AH)