Gannet - 10E, 24W
Also, there were two Ruff in the harbour this afternoon. (AB)
Between the two Severals there were eight Spotted Flycatchers, a Whitethroat, a Lesser Whitethroat, a Blackcap, a Sedge Warbler, a Garden Warbler and two Redstarts, with a Hobby over.
A few Swallows were moving over the beach, as did a Grey Wagtail, a Peregrine, and a Kestrel, and a Sandwich Tern and a couple of Gannets were offshore, but the harbour was quiet. (AH/PB/A&YF et al)
Tuesday, 5th September: A very dank and grey morning, with intermittent drizzly rain and a brisk south-westerly breeze.....
Gannet - 6E, 22W, 12os
Common Scoter - 6W
Mediterranean Gull - 14W
Sandwich Tern - 30os
Ferry Pool: There were 18 Black-tailed Godwits, 25 Lapwing and 17 Teal on the pool, and a Kingfisher and a Common Sandpiper flew up the channel opposite, where there were also c40 Redshank. (AH/DF)
Church Norton: There were two Spotted Flycatchers along the sheltered hedges this morning, along with a Lesser Whitethroat, two or three Whitethroats and up to a dozen Willow/Chiffs, though they were all keeping low.
Around the bench and concrete blocks area there were still at least eight Wheatears and c20 Linnets, and up to 20 Swallows were feeding over the edge of the harbour, but there was very little of note out on the mud beyond six Sandwich Terns and a few Redshanks and Curlews, and the beach was devoid of birds. (AH)
Church Norton: There was a big mixed flock in the churchyard this morning, mostly comprising of up to 40 Long-tailed Tits, but also containing at least two Firecrests, three or four Goldcrests and a few unidentified 'crests, along with half a dozen Blackcaps and at least ten Willow/Chiffs, and there were at least that many of the latter by the concrete wall, too, along with several Whitethroats and Blackcaps.
There were two Sandwich terns and a Gannet offshore this evening, plus a Buzzard over. (S&SaH)
Medmerry: Medmerry Cliff/Toe End - There were three Wheatears and a Willow Warbler along the top and two Sandwich Terns were offshore this morning, whilst another Wheatear and two Pied Wagtails were around Toe End. (SH)
Park Farm, Selsey: There were just a few House Martins and Swallows over the fields this evening, plus a Sparrowhawk. (S&SaH)