Ferry Pool: The water levels remain very high and the only birds present were a Common Sandpiper, a Shoveler and a few Teal and Mallard.
Later on, a Spotted Redshank was in the channel, too, and around the visitor centre, there was a Green Woodpecker feeding on the tramway as well as the Greenshank still in the Ferry Channel. (AW/IL)
Later on, there were two Cattle Egrets present and a Marsh Harrier was around Owl Copse. (IL) (Note: see below pic's.....looks rather like a juvenile bird; could this perhaps be one of those that recently fledged on the Peninsula? OM)
Medmerry: Easton Lane to the Stilt Pool - There were five adult Yellow-legged Gulls on the area being dug out for the farm reservoirs this morning.
Otherwise, the Stilt Pool was largely unchanged, with two Greenshank and three Common Sandpipers the only waders present, whilst the female Pintail was still there, too, along with four Gadwall. Also, four Common Terns dropped in - two adults and two juveniles, whilst a few Sand Martins and Swallows went over westwards, a Whimbrel was heard, but not seen on the reserve and two Gannets were offshore.
The banks held the usual mix of Yellowhammers, Linnets and Skylarks, plus a few Whitethroats and Reed Buntings, whilst a Buzzard dropped in on one of the fence-lines. (AH/IP)
There wasn't much different this evening, though there were at least 100 Sand Martins around the Stilt Pool. (S&SaH)
Sidlesham: At least 100 Swallows were along Mill Lane this evening. (AH)
Sunday, 21st July: A fairly cloudy, if mild, morning with a moderate westerly breeze, after a bright and still start.....
This evening a Wheatear was near Barnes Close. (S.Bell)
Waders included two Whimbrel and 20+ Black-tailed Godwits, whilst c50 Dunlin and c20 Grey Plovers, plus a few Turnstones, were sat out on the strand-line. Also, a Peregrine was over the spit, but passerines were few, though included a few Skylarks and a family of Whitethroats. (AH/IP/RM)
Saturday, 20th July: After a night of heavy rain, a wet and windy start before the sun pushed through for a bright and blustery day.....
Fulmar - 1W
Gannet - 5E, 3W
Common Tern - 3os
Later, two Spotted Redshank were in White's Creek. (IH)