Selsey Bill (0700-1000hrs): (C&ME)
Gannet - 72E, 2W
Common Scoter - 10E, 7W
Oystercatcher - 3E
Common Tern - 28os
Sandwich Tern - 12E
Black-headed Gull - 38os
Herring Gull - 275os
Pied Wagtail - 2 juv's ob
Swift - 6 p
Swallow - 4 p
House Martin - 9 p locally nesting
Little Gull (above) & Whimbrel at Church Norton (J-PC)
White's Creek/East side: A lovely, flat calm day...... Swallows were feeding 4 young behind the sluice gates, and along the east side of White's Creek were 9 Curlew, 6 Oystercatchers, a Whimbrel and 7 Little Egrets, whilst a Reed Warbler was busy flying from the bushes to the foreshore and feeding on sand flies. Further out in the Harbour were 2 Yellow-legged Gulls. (JDW)
Tuesday, 4th July: A warm, muggy day, with a mix of sunshine and cloud and a modest westerly breeze.....
Ferry Pool/Tramway: There was a summer-plumaged Spotted Redshank among 25 Redshank early on, and there were also four Little Ringed Plovers, 16 Lapwings, two Black-tailed Godwits and the Shelduck family.