Birdham: A very fine male Pied Flycatcher was in the garden this morning.
Ferry Pool: The Spotted Redshank was in the channel again this morning, whilst the Ferry just held the regular selection of wildfowl, including six Gadwall, c20 Teal and Shoveler and c40 Shelducks.
Church Norton: Again there was little sign of migration, though Sandwich Tern numbers exceeded 100 and a lone Sand Martin was around again.
Otherwise, the harbour held just 15 Black-tailed Godwits, a single Brent Goose, a pair of Canada Geese, two Grey Plovers and a Gadwall, whilst a Snipe was in the creek by the horse field and a pair of Reed Buntings and a Jay were on the first Several.
Later, a Sedge Warbler was singing from the first Several and the Marsh Frogs had started calling.
Ivy Lake: Three Common Terns and three Greylag Geese were on the lake this morning and along the path there were three Chiffchaffs, two Willow Warblers and a Blackcap.
North Mundham: A Red Kite drifted over today.
North Wall: There were at least 16 Cattle Egrets in Owl Copse this morning, before they began dispersing northwards, whilst two Whimbrel flew around the harbour calling and the two Spotted Redshanks, plus a lone Brent Goose, were again in White's Creek.
A Marsh Harrier flew out from the Breech Pool, where there were two pairs of Shovelers and several singing Sedge and Cetti's Warblers, whilst singing Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs were widely distributed.
Also, a pair of Yellowhammers, a Reed Bunting and several Linnets and Skylarks were between Halsey's Farm and Church Farm Lane.
Selsey Bill: It remains slow, with little passage, though four Great Northern Divers and a few Sandwich Terns were offshore, a Wheatear and a Willow Warbler were in the gardens and a Swallow and three Meadow Pipits came in off the sea. Also a Grey Seal was hauled up on the beach and a Fox was in the gardens.
Park Farm, Selsey: A Sand Martin and two Swallows were over the farm this morning and a Blackcap was along Park Lane..
Ferry Pool and Long Pool: There was a Little Ringed Plover at the back this morning, and also two Avocets, six Black-tailed Godwits, 42 Shelducks, six Gadwall, and c20 Teal and Shovelers on the Ferry, with one or two Chiffchaffs and Blackcaps singing nearby, whilst along the Long Pool there were five or six singing Sedge Warblers and two Cetti's Warblers.
North Wall: At least a dozen Cattle Egrets were in Owl Copse this morning, whilst a Wheatear and a couple of Willow Warblers were along the wall, half a dozen Sedge Warblers were around the Breech Pool and a Swallow went over.
Church Norton: Around 60 Sandwich Terns were in the harbour, along with a Grey Plover , 15 Black-tailed Godwits and the lone Brent Goose.
Also, a Raven was in the churchyard and a Sand Martin and four Swallows went over.
Runcton: The pair of Reed Buntings were visiting the front garden feeders again today. Something I have only seen recently is Dunnocks using the feeders, they don’t stay there for long but make frequent sorties for seed.
Medmerry: Easton Lane to the Stilt Pool - The banks held large numbers of Skylarks and Linnets, but few Yellowhammers currently, and no migrants.
Also, two Little Ringed Plovers were at Honer reservoir along with four Gadwall and four Tufted Ducks, whilst the two Little Owls were sitting out near Bramber.
East Beach Pond: A Willow Warbler was singing and at least four Chiffchaffs were about the pond.
Also, a pair of Linnets were at nearby Selsey Common: in previous years they and Whitethroats have nested here, so it's a real shame to see the bushes have been greatly reduced in size and sprayed.
Birdham: Two House Martins went over the garden today and two Swallows were back around the outbuildings.
Birdham: A Red Kite went over the garden this afternoon.
Medmerry: The pair of Grey Partridges were in the stubble fields along Easton Lane again this evening.
Church Norton: A Common Sandpiper came off the spit and flew around the harbour, but otherwise there were just a lone Brent Goose, 15 Black-tailed Godwits, c20 Sandwich Terns and c50 Mediterranean Gulls of note.