Ferry Pool: A Wood Sandpiper was present early this morning, along with two Green Sandpipers, two Avocets and two Little Ringed Plovers, whilst a Barn Owl was hunting over the adjacent fields. (SH/PB) Later on there were just the pair of Avocets, one Green Sandpiper, 30 or so Black-tailed Godwits and seven Teal. (AH)
Park Farm, Selsey: Not too much here beyond a couple of Skylarks and Mediterranean Gulls overhead, along with a few Swifts, House Martins and Swallows. (AH/IP)
Church Norton: An Osprey appeared over the North Wall and flew all round the harbour before retreating north at about 10.30am, putting everything in the harbour up, including a few Ringed Plovers, Curlew, Dunlin and Black-tailed Godwits.
There was still a lot of Little, Common and Sandwich Tern activity around the harbour and offshore, but not too much else of note, with just odd one of the usual Chiffchaffs, Blackcaps, Whitethroats, Linnets and Reed Warblers calling or showing. (AH/IP) Also a Fulmar flew along the beach, going over the first Several as it went. (SH)
The Osprey was reported by visiting birders to be sat on Peregrine Island at 12.40pm. (per BO'D)
North Wall: An Egyptian Goose and the two Wigeon were on the Breech Pool, as were a Little Ringed Plover which flew in, a pair of Common Terns and a scattering of Reed and Sedge Warblers, Whitethroats and Reed Buntings, whilst a Cuckoo was seen at the start of the path to Halsey's Farm.
There wasn't too much in the harbour beyond 30+ Black-tailed Godwits, 20+ Lapwings and a few Ringed Plovers and Curlews. (AH/IP/BI/RJS/AF)
Medmerry: Marsh Barn to the Stilt Pool - The Stilt Pool held four Little Ringed Plovers, a Common Sandpiper, a single Dunlin, 32 Black-tailed Godwits and the usual wildfowl medley this morning. Along the banks were a few Reed Buntings, a Stonechat, a few Yellowhammers and some fledgling Whitethroats whilst the corvid flock was back on the broccoli fields. Marsh Barn area remains the best spot for butterflies with Large & Small Skippers, Commas, Gatekeepers, Meadow Browns and a worn Common Blue or two all about. (BI)
Medmerry: This afternoon the first two returning Sand Martins were seen between Easton Lane and Ham Road. (IP)
Later, there was plenty of tern activity in the afternoon, plus 6 Black-tailed Godwits, a Water Rail on the first Severals and a Shoveler on the second Severals.(SH)
Selsey, Park Farm: There were 2 Buzzards, a Sparrowhawk and 4 Mediterranean Gulls today. (SH)
Friday, 22nd June: A very pleasant summer's day, with lots of sunshine and the light south-westerly breeze just keeping temperatures down a little.....
Gannet - 21E, 1W
Eider - 1 os (fem)
Common Scoter - 8E, 20W
Turnstone - 1ob
Common Tern - 24os
Sandwich Tern - 23os
Swift - 1p
House Martin - 10p
Also, today's House Martin nest count for the Broadreeds Estate was the highest so far this year with 14 active nests found and another being built. Two old nests contained young House Sparrows. (SR)
Also, at 8am, there were three Green Sandpipers on the pool. (HR/DM)