Selsey Bill: There were no great numbers of anything, but quite a selection of species this morning, including a Raven over and three Velvet Scoters and six Sandwich Terns west. Full log below.....
Red-throated Diver - 4E, 1W
Great Northern Diver - 6os
Diver sp - 2E, 1W
Gannet - 3E
Slavonian Grebe - 2W, 3os
Great Crested Grebe - 2E, 14W, 1 os
Shag - 1E
Common Scoter - 17E, 3W, 10 os
Velvet Scoter - 3W
Red-breasted Merganser - 5E, 23W, 4 os
Ferry Pool: There were two Black-tailed Godwits, 14 Shelduck and 40 Teal on the pool, and 16 Shoveler, c100 Lapwing and c250 Wigeon on the fields and in the creeks. (AH)
Church Norton: A Raven went over west (presumably the one later seen at the Bill), but otherwise it was very quiet, with just two Red-breasted Mergansers, nine Great Crested Grebes and six Common Gulls offshore, and a few Skylarks on the spit.
Thursday, 23rd February: After a very grey start, Storm Doris produced not much more than a bright and very blustery day.....
Wednesday, 22nd February: A very grey and dank sort of a day, with a progressively strong westerly wind.....not very inspiring conditions for birding as the late winter/not quite spring period is upon us.
Selsey, Warner Lane: A Merlin flew over the paddocks this afternoon from the direction of the Coastguard Station. (SH)