Selsey Bill: At least 60 Sandwich Terns were roosting on the rocks by the Mile Basket, all put up by a passing Bonxie, with more coming and going offshore, but there was little movement beyond feeding Gannets and a few Common Scoters, though over a dozen (mostly) juvenile Mediterranean Gulls went west. Full log below......
Gannet - 13E, 72W
Common Scoter - 11E, 3W
Great Skua - 1W
Common Tern - 1E, 1W
Sandwich Tern - 5E, 15W, 60 os
Mediterranean Gull - 14W
Gannet - 7E, 13W
Mediterranean Gull - 13W
Kittiwake - 1W
SAndwich Tern - 10W
Common Tern - 3W
Black Tern - 1W (1655hrs)
Ferry Pool: There were 35 Teal, three Gadwall, six juvenile Shelducks, c40 Lapwing and c30 Black-tailed Godwits on the pool this morning. (AH)
Later on there were two Common Sandpipers and three Little Ringed Plovers back on the pool. (BFF/DM)
Church Norton: There wasn't much to report in the deteriorating conditions this morning, with nothing in the bushes, just 30 or so Swallows feeding low, and few waders on the mud because of a (EA?) hovercraft doing something out in the middle. What waders there were were mainly Redshank, with a few Ringed Plovers and Dunlin, plus a single Greenshank and a Whimbrel. The 'now regular' group of 7 Pale-bellied Brent Geese and a dark-bellied bird were just about visible occasionally on the low tide, in the channel behind the Cormorant roost. (AH/BFF/DM/OM) Later as the tide came in there were 4 Whimbrel, a single Bar-tailed Godwit and 2 Greenshank, whilst 70 Sandwich Terns arrived and settled. (BFF/DM)
This evening the 70 or so Sandwich Terns were on the beach at the western end of the reserve, along with c50 Mediterranean Gulls (mostly juveniles) and c40 Turnstones, whilst c50 House Martins were feeding over the Priory. (AH)
Also, a Kingfisher was reported from Bremere bridge, and along White's Creek there were 40 Black-tailed Godwits, 26 Redshank and a lone Whimbrel. (JDW)
This evening there were six Yellow Wagtails along the western end of the wall. (KJ)
Gannet - 30E, 15W
Shelduck - 1E
Common Scoter - 2E, 1os
Sandwich Tern - 35os
Garden Warbler - 1 (gardens)
Sedge Warbler - 1 "
Willow Warbler - 12 "
Chiffchaff - 1 "
Later, at Halsey's Farm, there was a Whinchat on the back hedge of the first field on the right of the path to the wall, aMarsh Harrier flew across the second field on the left of the path and a Wheatear was in the field with the cattle behind the North Wall. (HR/DM)
Park Farm, Selsey: A Wheatear was on the fields,along with 30+ Pied Wagtails and a total of four Sparrowhawks were about. (S&SaH)
Church Norton: An Osprey flew over the harbour at around 1015hrs and the seven Pale-bellied Brent Geese were also present. (DF/DS)
Earlier,there were three Swifts, 100+ House Martins and two Buzzards overhead, two Lesser Whitethroats and a dozen Willow Warblers in the hedges and a flock of 20 Whimbrel off the beach. (A&YF)
This evening there were nine Wheatears along the beach this morning, with a Swift, 10+ Sand Martins, 20+ House Martins and 50+ Swallows feeding over the Severals.
The seven Pale-bellied and lone Dark-bellied Brent Geese, were in the harbour, along with a couple of Common Terns among up to 50 Sandwich Terns.. (S&SaH)
At around 1330hrs the Hooded Crow was again present in a stubble field, viewed from the area near to the Ham viewpoint. (B. Arnold/ D Campbell)
On the Stilt pools our old friends the two Bar-headed Geese were amongst the several hundred Canada Geese, and there were 10 Teal and a couple of Gadwall. Waders were confined to routine species, with 5 Common Sandpipers, a Green Sandpiper, a single Dunlin, two juvenile Avocets and 6 Black-tailed Godwits.