Silver Y moth - 1 in from the sea.
Later in the morning, there were two Spotted Redshanks and a Greenshank in White's Creek. Along the East side it was much the same as the last few days; a Yellow-legged Gull, 30 Mediterranean Gulls, two Whimbrel, three Greenshank, a Common Sandpiper, c.100 Dunlin and c.150 Ringed Plovers.
The hedgerows were pretty quiet, with just a few Whitethroats, and a couple of Reed Warblers and Willow Warblers. At one time there was a mass panic in the harbour - I tried but just couldn't find the reason - though doubtless it was the Osprey mentioned above! (OM)
Long Pool: This evening there were three spotted Redshank and a Greenshank on the pool itself. (AW)
Saturday, 24th August: Another warm morning, with lots of sun, but a bit more high cloud as the gentle breeze shifted south-east....
Selsey Bill: It was quiet offshore, but a dozen Yellow Wagtails and nearly 150 Swallows moved east. Full log below....
Gannet - 4W
Avocet - 3E
Sandwich Tern - 47os
Swallow - 148E
Sand Martin - 6E
Pied Wagtail - 2E
Yellow Wagtail - 12E
Wheatear - 1p
Willow Warbler - 1p
Ferry Pool: There were still five Greenshanks on the pool this morning, along with two Little Ringed Plovers and a Common Sandpiper, plus a Kingfisher, briefly, and the usual species, including 11 Shelducks, c50 Teal, c50 Lapwings and c100 Black-tailed Godwits. (AH/IP)
There were plenty of birds in White's Creek early on, the highlights being two Spotted Redshanks, four Greenshanks and a Common Sandpiper. In the fields near the Breech Pool were 27 Curlews and four Whimbrel, and there were 12 Sand Martins and a few Swallows overhead, but the Pool itself remains bereft of excitement with just a few Mallards present.
Along the top path a Cetti's Warbler was heard, Reed Warbler and a Garden Warbler were with four Lesser Whitethroats and there were plenty of Common Whitethroats present.
By the sluice was a Kingfisher and there were two Whinchats, two juvenile Stonechats and a Redstart nearby. Walking back, a Peregrine put up c.250 Dunlin in the harbour and a few Willow Warblers were near the stables. (BI)
There were also four Gadwall - including two unseasonally pristine drakes - on the ponds, c50 Dunlin and c30 Ringed Plovers near the breach and two juvenile Grey Partridges were along Ham Road.. (AH)
Gannet - 5W
Shag - 1E
Turnstone - 6ob
Sandwich Tern - 7E, 25os
Swallow - 4p
House Martin - 10p
Seal sp - 1os
Later on, a Curlew Sandpiper was among the Dunlin in the harbour. (IL)