The Tramway circuit was quiet, too, with just a handful of Blackcaps, Whitethroats and Willow Warblers present, and a few Swallows and Sand Martins over. (AH)
The harbour was quiet, save the usual Dunlin and Ringed Plovers, though two Peregrines were about, high up. (AH/IP/S&SaH/PB/P&JW et al) This evening a Black Tern was briefly present. (CWM)
Earlier out in the harbour there were also two Whimbrel, two Greenshank and a Spotted Redshank whilst there were a number of Sedge and Reed Warblers in the Breech Pool reeds. At Halsey's Farm there were two Cetti's Warblers, four Lesser Whitethroats, six Whitethroats and a few Willow Warblers. A Tree Pipit dropped into the bushes briefly and two Whinchats were also along the fence line here. A Common Sandpiper got up from the "round pool" and there were four Reed Warblers in the scrub near the Halsey's creek. (BI/IH)
This evening the Barn Owl was out over the Breech Pool fields and c.100 Yellow Wagtails came into roost in the reeds there. There was a large Gull roost out in the harbour consisting mainly of Black-headed & Herring Gulls though there were three Great Black-backed Gulls, six Lesser Black-backed Gulls, a single Mediterranean Gull and two Yellow-legged Gulls also present. (BI/IB)
A Greenshank, a Whimbrel and a Common Sandpiper were among 40 or so Redshanks in the channel opposite, a few Sand Martins went over and up to ten Blackcaps were in the Discovery area, but no other migrants were noted. (AH)
Along the banks there were half a dozen or so Whinchats and Wheatears, a few Meadow Pipits and many Linnets and Goldfinches, with probably between 60 and 80 Yellow Wagtails present, mostly in the cattle fields. Also, early on, there were 20+ Whitethroats, up to five Sedge Warblers, a couple of Willow Warblers and a Lesser Whitethroat in the hedges.
Gannet - 1E
Sandwich Tern - 2W
Swift - 1W
Tree Pipit - 1E, over Oval Field
Also, at least 8 Bottle-nosed Dolphins east, feeding behind the Mile basket for a while.
Selsey: A Sparrowhawk and two Swifts over the north of the village this morning. (SH)
This evening there were at least 500 - and quite possibly double that number - Sand Martins over the pool and the adjacent small grass field. (AH)