Ferry Pool: There were c800 Lapwing on the field, with c100 Teal split between the pool and the flooded creek, where there were also eight Shoveler and c250 Wigeon. (AH)
Church Norton: The Red-necked Grebe was still in the harbour mouth and the four Goldeneye were still in the main channel, but there wasn't too much else of note around, with the fairly flat sea (albeit at low tide) producing just a single distant Great Northern Diver.
The Whimbrel was still present, as was the lonely Knot, and at least 1000 Brent Geese and similar of Lapwing, plus 100 or more Golden Plovers were on the far side of the harbour, whilst the pair of Bullfinches were at the back of the churchyard and a Green Woodpecker was by the concrete wall. (AH/AW)
Pagham Spit: The Red-necked Grebe was viewable from here, too, and a Chiffchaff was along the side of the Lagoon. (PB)
On the Lagoon were 22 Tufted Ducks, 6 Pochard and a Great Crested Grebe. In the harbour were 2 Peregrine and 2 Sandwich Terns were around the harbour entrance. (JDW)
Lockgate Road, Sidlesham: A quick look at the paddocks here produced a Buzzard, half a dozen Linnets and 50+ Pied Wagtails. (AH)
Medmerry: Breach Viewpoint - A brief look with the tide rising rapidly showed the breach has widened considerably since I last visited. There was a large flock of several hundred Grey Plover, Dunlin and Turnstone constantly on the move, being displaced by the tide. A flock of Meadow Pipits were in the grass but in the strong wind and with building work close at hand there was little else of interest.
Sunday, 21st January: The weather fully lived up to the dire forecast this morning, with persistent drizzly rain and a moderate south-easterly breeze.....
Great Northern Diver - 2os
Red-throated Diver - 1E, 1W
Shag - 1E
Common Scoter - 3W
Red-breasted Merganser - 5E, 3os
Mediterranean Gull - 2os
Common Gull - 1W
Razorbill - 3E
auk sp - 1W
RockPipit - 1p
Chiffchaff - 1p
Selsey: A Raven went over our garden to the north of the village this morning. Also, a Grey Wagtail was at Park Farm. (SH)
Ferry Pool: There were at least 500 Lapwing and 150 Teal around the pool this morning, with at least 100 Wigeon in the flooded creek in the field. (AH)
Also, the Spotted Redshank was in Ferry Channel. (BFF)
Ivy Lake complex: The Tree-creeper was again near New Lake today. (BI)
Church Norton: There were plenty of waders about, including the Whimbrel, at least half a dozen Bar-tailed Godwits, three Avocets, c20 Knot, c40 Grey Plovers, c500 Dunlin and a few Redshanks and Curlews.
Also, three Goldeneye and c50 Pintail were in the main channel and at least 40 Shelduck were on the mud, but the only small birds noted were the pair of Bullfinches, briefly, and a few Goldfinches, plus the very tame Robin that was inside the hide!. (AH) Also, a Stonechat was in the horse field. (S&SaH)
Later on the three Avocets were joined by five others as they worked together in the channel by the hide, a Peregrine was perched on the island looking rather forlorn in the rain and a few Mediterranean Gulls were seen loafing in the harbour, whilst a Roe Deer dashed along the path by the hide a couple of times.
At the end of the Norton shingle spit a female Goosander was seen rafting the incoming tide, going really fast, and there were also the Red-necked Grebe and three Red breasted Merganser.In the main channel inside the harbour and the female Eider was on the far side. (BFF).