Red-throated Diver - 1E
Brent Goose - 28W
Wigeon - 6W
Teal - 4W
Eider - 4E
Turnstone - 14p
Swallow - 6E
Meadow Pipit - 3E
Pied Wagtail - 1E
Linnet - 25E
Goldfinch - 60p
Gannet - 13W
Brent Goose - 19W
Red-breasted Merganser - 2 os
Guillemot - 1 dead bird, washed ashore
Arctic Skua - 1 E (d/p)
Mediterranean Gull - 2 os
Warner Lane Paddocks: There were 12 Redwings in the big hedge this morning, along with five Song Thrushes and c20 Blackbirds, with a pair of Stonechats, eight Pied Wagtails and 30 Goldfinches around the paddocks. (AH)
Selsey: A Green Brindled Crescent moth was in the trap in my garden this morning (SH)
Ferry Pool: There were just four Black-tailed Godwits, a Redshank, 20 Lapwing and 85 Teal on the pool this morning. (AH)
Church Norton: It was pretty quiet this morning, with one or two Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs, plus a few Goldcrests in the churchyard and between the Severals, with a couple more Chiffchaffs and Goldcrests around Greenlease Farm, where there was nothing else of note.
The harbour held the usual waders, plus a few Wigeon, whilst offshore a couple of Gannets went west. (AH)
Medmerry: Toe end: Ten Gannets and a Fulmar were offshore this morning. (SH)
Wednesday, 18th October: Another very grey, though mild, day, with a moderate south-easterly early on that dropped away as the morning progressed....
Ferry Pool: There were three Green Sandpipers and four Snipe in the concealed pool this morning, with just four Black-tailed Godwits, a Redshank, four Teal and 25 Lapwing on the main pool. (AH)
Church Norton: There was a Greenshank feeding in the harbour before the tide rose, and eight Brent Geese went west, but otherwise it was just the usual Grey Plovers, Redshank and Curlew on show, plus a couple of Mediterranean Gulls.
Along the spit there were 50+ Meadow Pipits, c200 Linnets and half a dozen Skylarks, nothing along the Severals, and around the Mound/hide area there were a couple of Jays, half a dozen Chiffchaffs and a dozen Goldcrests, with one or two more of the latter along the lane, plus two fly-over Mistle Thrushes. (AH)
Full log below.....
0740-1040hrs: (OM/SR/AH et al)
Gannet - 10W
auk sp - 1W
Great Spotted Woodpecker - 2 gardens
Meadow Pipit - 15W
Pied Wagtail - 5W
Goldfinch - 45 p
Goldcrest - 7 gardens/Oval field
Firecrest - 1 Oval field trees
Church Norton: The Whimbrel and two Greenshank were among the Grey Plovers, Redshank and Curlews roosting in the harbour, along with half a dozen Pintail and 20 Wigeon.
Medmerry: Toe end - Three Stonechats, a Rock Pipit and 7 Swallows were the best on offer today. (SH)
Medmerry: Marsh Farm - A very late Whinchat was on the fenceline opposite the buildings this afternoon. (BO'D)