Selsey Bill: There was a reasonable mix this morning, including four Fulmars, two Kittiwakes and 99 Swifts west . Full log below. (SH/BI/AH/IP/SR/JA)
Fulmar - 4W
Gannet - 8E, 24W
Common Scoter - 4E
Sandwich Tern - 25os
CommonTern - 6os
Little Ten - 3os
Swift - 7W
Ferry Pool: Five Avocets, including four juveniles, were roosting on the pool at high tide, along with 16 Black-tailed Godwits, two Redshank, eight Teal and 17 Shelducks, whilst six Swifts went over. (AH)
Church Norton: The usual mix of terns were in the harbour this morning, along with a Grey Plover, whilst at least 200 Swifts went over south between the belts of rain.
This evening there was a big feeding flock of Sandwich and Common Terns, Mediterranean and Black-headed Gulls inside the harbour on the high tide, with a few sitting out, too, but the only Little Terns were feeding offshore. Also, a dozen Swifts went over and the Swallows were busy around the hide. (AH)
Ivy Lake: There were three families of Pochard on the lake this morning - one lot of four and two lots of three ducklings, and there were also a couple of pairs of Great Crested Grebes with young, numerous Coot families and at least 50 Gadwall, most of which appeared to be juveniles.
Also, a Kingfisher shot through, half a dozen Common Terns were feeding, Reed Warblers, Blackcaps and Chiffchaffs were still singing, lots of Long-tailed Tits were about and c50 Sand Martins and a dozen or so Swifts and Swallows were overhead. (AH)
Friday, 26th June: Another warm and sunny morning, with the breeze freshening from the south-west after an almost still start.....
On the North pit the first breeding Pochard were located (with just one duckling) and a breeding pair of Gadwall (five young). (OM)
Selsey Bill: There was just a selection of the regular summer species again this morning. Full log below. (BI/AH/IP)
Gannet - 15E, 5W
Common Scoter - 2E
Oystercatcher - 3E
Mediterranean Gull - 5E, 4W
Sandwich Tern - c40os
Little Tern - 2E
Razorbill - 2W
auk sp - 1E
Swift - 5
Swallow - 2
House Martin - 10
Ferry Pool: A Common Tern was sat out this morning, whilst a Little Ringed Plover and a Redshank were the only waders on the pool, with five Teal and 19 Shelducks also present. (AH)
At least 100 Swifts, plus a few Swallows, Mediterranean and Black-headed Gulls were feeding over the oilseed rape fields at Greenlease Farm, but passerines were few in the breezy conditions, with just the odd Skylark and Linnet, plus a Reed Bunting, noted. (AH)
Thursday, 25th June: A very warm and sunny morning, with the fresh north-easterly breeze just keeping the heat bearable.....