Common Scoter - 2W
auk sp - 55E
Also a flock of 20 Shoveler flew over later on. (IP/EL)
Also, off the eastern end of the reserve later on, a Fulmar and six Red-throated Divers flew past eastwards. (IP/EL)
Ivy Lake: The Long-tailed Duck was still present, but there was no sign again of the Scaup, though there were very few Tufted Ducks present, either. Also about were 50+ Pochard, 50+ Shoveler, 10+ Gadwall, 16 Great Crested Grebes, 12 Little Egrets, two Greylag Geese and 20 Canada Geese. (AH)
Selsey Bill: Yet again there were large numbers of Razorbills and Gannets offshore, but very little beyond a few Red-throated Divers on the move. Full log below. (JA/AH)
diver sp - 3E
Cormorant - c150os
auk sp - 1200os
Great Northern Diver - 4os
Gannet - 44E, 3W, 100os
And not a single auk!
East Head: The two Snow Buntings were intermittently on show at the far north-western tip, though they were surprisingly flighty, never settling for long. There were also about 20 Sanderlings on the beach, but nothing on the water at all.
There were a couple of Stonechats in the dunes and at least three Rock Pipits among the Meadow Pipits and Skylarks on the salt-marsh, and plenty of Dunlin and Redshank roosting on the rising tide.
There was a big flock - (1200+) - of Brent Geese on the fields, but only a few dozen Lapwing and 30 Golden Plover were among them. (OM/AH)
Snowhill Marsh: Surprisingly quiet, with just regular wildfowl and waders in fairly low numbers, the only birds of any note being 2 Greenshank and a couple of Knot roosting amongst a Dunlin flock, plus a pair of Stonechats along the hedge. (OM)
Park Farm, Selsey: Three Stonechats and 70+ Meadow Pipits were present early afternoon. (SH)
Church Norton: Offshore there were just 4 Red-breasted Mergansers and a single Red-throated Diver, with another single of the latter moving west. (SH)
Medmerry: Easton Lane to the stilt Pool: Very quiet in the windy conditions, though the Common Sandpiper was still in residence on the Stilt Pool, and one or two Great Northern and Red-throated Divers were offshore. (JW)
Pagham Village: A Blackcap was on the feeders in our garden today. (PC)
Sidlesham: In the paddocks opposite the Birdham end of Mapson's Lane this afternoon there were c70 Redwing and c50 Fieldfares, along with a Mistle Thrush and c300 Starlings, and a Raven flew over going east. (AH)
Kipson Bank Farm, Hunston: There were around 150 Fieldfares in the cropped field south of the farm this afternoon, along with at least 500 Starlings. (AH)
Friday, 10th February: Another cold, grey morning, with a brisk north-easterly wind.....
Red-breasted Merganser - 4