Selsey Bill: Quiet again, though a flock of eight Slavonian Grebes flying east was noteworthy. Full log below. (JA/AH)
Great Crested Grebe - 1os
Coastguard Station: Not much to report - just a Razorbill, four Common Scoter and seven Red-breasted Mergansers offshore and five Brent Geese flew past east. (AH/JA)
Park Farm, Selsey: The Dartford Warbler was unexpectedly back on show, after three weeks of no news, and there were also six Stonechats, six Skylarks, 40+ Meadow Pipits and a Buzzard in the area. (S&SaH)
Ferry Pool: Four Egyptian Geese flew over into the harbour early this morning, but otherwise it was more standard fare, including a Green Sandpiper, a Black-tailed Godwit, eight Curlews, four Lapwing and 25 Teal on the pool, and eight Shoveler and c250 Wigeon on the field. (AH)
Long Pool: A Water Rail walking along the path was a surprise, and among other birds noted were a singing Reed Bunting, a brief snippet of Cetti's Warbler and a couple of Skylarks and Linnets over.
Along Ferry Channel there was a Spotted Redshank among plenty of Redshank and Curlew, and at the far end there was a huge flock of c400 Golden Plover and c1500 Lapwing. (AH)
Friday, 17th February: A hazy day, with some sunshine and a light westerly breeze.....
diver sp - 7E
Brent Goose - 6E
Common Scoter - 35E
Selsey, Coastguard Station: No sign of the Black Redstart, but 2 Great Northern Divers, c50 Common Scoter and four Red-breasted Mergansers were offshore, plus a few Brent Geese east. (OM)
Chichester Marina: The Bittern showed again in the reeds by the hide this morning. (PC) In a look early afternoon there was no sign of the Bittern but a Marsh Harrier flew over and there were a couple of Snipe dozing by the cut reeds. (BI)
Fishbourne Creek: There was no sign of any pipits this morning, but we saw 28 Yellowhammers, 32 Goldfinches and there were at least 500 Common Gulls in the harbour. (CRJ/MJ)
Ferry Pool: There were two Green Sandpipers at the back this morning, and there were also 22 Curlews, a Black-tailed Godwit, 25 Lapwing, eight Teal and c200 Wigeon on the pool this morning. (AH)
Church Norton: There were three Eider, three Great Crested Grebes, four Red-breasted Mergansers and c20 Razorbills offshore this morning, but not much beyond a fair few Wigeon, Teal and Brent Geese, plus the usual waders in the harbour and around 20 Skylarks on the spit. (AH)
Thursday, 16th February: The opposite of yesterday, with a cool and grey start giving way to some warm sunshine as the day progressed.....
Itchenor Pond: This afternoon there were two Tree-creepers investigating an old Woodpecker hole, a Great Spotted Woodpecker, a Firecrest, five Goldcrests and a Chiffchaff. (SR)
Church Norton: fairly quiet today, but there were a Slavonian Grebe and a Red-throated Diver offshore, twenty Tufted Ducks on the second Several, and a Bar-tailed Godwit and two Black-tailed Godwits among the waders in the harbour. (IP/EL)