(0600-0815hrs) (E, F4-5)
Gannet - 13E, 9W
"White-breasted" Cormorant - 1E
Common Scoter - 2W
Ringed Plover - 1W
Turnstone - 3W
Mediterranean Gull - 1E
Common Gull - 1W
Sandwich Tern - 32E, 13W
Common Tern - 1E, 1W
Little Tern - 17E, 3os
Swift - 41
Swallow - 7E, 1W
House Martin - 14
Sand Martin - 183E
Linnet - 2E
Park Farm, Selsey: This evening there were 10+ Swifts, 20+ Swallows and Sand Martins and 50+ House Martins over the fields and buildings. (S&SaH)
Church Norton: This evening there were still 40+ Sandwich Terns in the harbour, along with eight Whimbrel, 10+ Curlews, 30 Dunlin and c60 Redshanks, whilst half a dozen Sand Martins and c30 Swallows were feeding over and settling on the hedges by the hide and two juvenile Green Woodpeckers were in the field behind. (AH)
Medmerry: Easton Lane to the Stilt Pool - The banks were quiet this morning, with just a few Skylarks and plenty of Linnets and Goldfinches to be seen, with just a few Redshanks , Lapwing and Curlews around the poplars at high tide.
The Stilt Pool was a little more active, with waders comprising four Greenshank, a Common Sandpiper, ten Lapwings, a Dunlin, a Turnstone and a Redshank, and there were also six Egyptian Geese, c175 Canada Geese and c30 Gadwall present.
There were also c30 Swallows present, with a single Wheatear and a Meadow Pipit by the sea-defence rocks and ten Mediterranean Gulls went west. (AH)
Wednesday, 29th July: Finally the wind eased to a light south-easterly this morning, leaving it warm and sunny with just a bit of white cloud......
A Spotted Redshank was with two Redshanks along Ferry Channel, where there were also a Whimbrel and half a dozen Black-tailed Godwits, whilst two juvenile Gadwall were on the pool itself. (AH)
The Stilt Pool held a Little Ringed Plover, a Common Sandpiper and two Greenshanks, whilst four Wheatears were around the nearby sea-defence rocks. (S&SaH)
Medmerry: Ham Farm - This evening one Corn Bunting was singing along the banks, with at least another three birds active in the big barley field.
A family of Stonechats was nearby, along with a couple of Whitethroat families, a Meadow Pipit, a Reed Bunting family and a few Linnets, plus half a dozen Sand Martins over, but the Skylarks have gone very quiet now. Also, there were c30 Sandwich Terns near the breach and a flock of c40 Greenfinches along Ham Road. (AH)