Selsey Bill: Four Manx Shearwaters went through west, after the weather improved, whilst 19 Common Scoters went east and as many as 183 Swifts were coasting west overhead and over the sea. Full log later. (SH/BI/AH/SR/IP)
Manx Shearwater - 4W
Fulmar - 4E, 1W
Gannet - 5E, 64W
Mallard - 1W
Common Scoter - 19E
Sandwich Tern - 75os
Common Tern - 9os
Little Tern - 6os
Razorbill - 3W
Swift - 183W
House Martin - 3
(1645-1900hrs) (SW. F5-6) (SH/SR)
Manx Shearwater - 4E (2 at 1755 & 2 at 1815hrs)
Gannet - 16E, 3W, 7os
Sandwich Tern - 22e, 68W, 40os
Common Tern - 4E, 1W, 3os
auk sp - 1W
Ferry Pool: Back to normal this morning, with just four Black-tailed Godwits and 22 Shelducks on the pool, plus a Buzzard.. (AH) Later, two Cattle Egrets were in Ferry field (RAI)
Church Norton: There were still plenty of Little, Common and, especially, Sandwich Terns bringing in fish and feeding both in the harbour and offshore this morning.
Otherwise there were half a dozen Mediterranean Gulls present, but the only waders were a lone Knot and half a dozen or so Curlews, Ringed Plovers and Oystercatchers, whilst passerines of note included a juvenile Stonechat along the path to the beach, a couple of Whitethroats and Swallows along the front and a few Linnets and Skylarks on the spit. (AH)
Later there was a bit of a feeding frenzy around the metal work and in front of Tern island, with 50+ Sandwich Terns and maybe 100 Black-headed Gulls and 4 Mediterranean Gulls plus a few Little and Common Tern, plus a few Turnstone and Dunlin roosting on the spit and 5 maybe 6 Tufted ducklings keeping a low profile in the reeds. (S&SaH)
Two Ringed Plover chicks (tiny fluff balls) were following one of the adults on Tern island. (RAI)
Medmerry: Porthole Farm - What were presumably the same four Ravens seen over the Ferry yesterday were on the fields this evening, though fairly restless.
Also, c100 Swifts and House Martins, plus a few Swallows were overhead and three Mediterranean Gulls were among the Black-headed Gulls on the fields. (AH)
Selsey Bill: A Bonxie went west early on, but it was generally quiet, though there was a continuous flow of Sandwich Terns heading back to the harbour with fish. Full log later.
(0530-0830hrs) (SSW, F3-4)
Long Pool: A pair of Little Grebes with a youngster were on the pool this morning, whilst in Ferry Channel there were a drake Shoveler and a few Redshanks, with a few more of the latter and one or two Curlews and Lapwings out in the harbour.
There were a few Linnets along the hedges, a Lesser Whitethroat popped out briefly and there were still a couple of Reed Warblers singing, but that was about it. (AH)
Park Farm, Selsey: There were several young Swallows and Pied Wagtails around this morning. (S&SaH)
Also, the Sparrowhawk was still sat on its nest, six Buzzards were overhead, three young Stonechats, along with a Sedge warbler, three Reed Buntings and a few Reed Warblers were along the front and a mother Tufted Duck had six ducklings with her on the Second Several, the first time they have bred here in three years. (S&SaH/IP)
North Mundham: A Hummingbird Hawkmoth was found this morning (MJ)
Later on, there were a few Purple Hairstreaks in the oaks along the path from Church Lane. (BI)
Friday, 19th June: A fairly cool, very grey and blustery day, with a the odd squall of drizzle blown through on the fresh south-westerly......
Manx Shearwater - 2E
Fulmar - 2W
Gannet - 2E, 2WMediterranean Gull - 1W, 1os
Sandwich Tern - 100+, inc 76 feeding
Little Tern - 2os
Razorbill - 1W
Ferry Pool: At high tide five Avocets (including a family of four) and three Black-tailed Godwits were on the pool, a long with a drake Teal and 18 Shelducks. (AH)