Monday, 29 August 2022

29th - 31st August 2022

Wednesday, 31st August: The spell of brisk north-easterlies continues, though again warm when the sun came out.............

Selsey Bill: There was a good movement of 87 Sandwich Terns and eight Common Terns east this morning, with a few hirundines east as well, whilst a few Teal, Wigeon and Shoveler were moving about offshore, too. Full log below. (SR/IP/AH/ABi)
(0650-0835hrs) (NE, F4)
Gannet - 27E, 14W, 35os
Wigeon - 2E, 2W
Teal - 8E, 4W
Shoveler - 2E
Common Scoter - 2E
Ringed Plover - 1E, 2W
Turnstone - 4W, 6 present
Mediterranean Gull - 6E, 1os
Sandwich Tern - 87E, 1W
Common Tern - 8E
Great Spotted Woodpecker - 1E
Swallow - 69E
Sand Martin - 25E, 3W
House Martin - 26E, 2 present
Yellow Wagtail - 3E
Wheatear - 1

Sand Martin (above), Swallow, Great Spotted Woodpecker & Gannets at the Bill (AH)

Ferry Pool: The Green Sandpiper popped up again this morning, along with a Snipe and three Dunlin, but otherwise it was the usual c50 Black-tailed Godwits, c75 Lapwings, c150 Teal, eight Shovelers, five Shelducks and the Brent Goose. (AH/ABi)

Snipe (above), Shovelers and Lapwings & Black-tailed Godwits at the Ferry (AH)

North Wall: There were three juvenile Curlew Sandpipers in White's Creek this morning, along with a dozen Wigeon and 30 Teal, but there was nothing else much in the harbour or in White's Creek. 
A Redstart and a couple of Whitethroats were at Halsey's Farm, with another half a dozen of the latter, a couple of Lesser Whitethroats, a juvenile Stonechat and a handful of Long-tailed Tits in the hedges along the Wall, whilst a Marsh Harrier was hunting over the back, c40 Yellow Wagtails were among the cows in Honer 1 field and c200 Sand Martins, c100 Swallows and a few House Martins went over. (BFF/OM/AH et al)

Redstart (above), Lesser Whitethroat, Whitethroat, Sand Martin, Stonechat & Long-tailed Tit along the North Wall (AH)

Medmerry: Easton Lane to the Stilt Pool - An Osprey, a Hobby and a Marsh Harrier were seen over the reserve today, whilst a pair of Barn Owls nearby would appear to have fledged two youngsters this summer. (TG-P/NR/DW)

This evening there were two Ospreys out on the reserve, both together at one point, with a Marsh Harrier, a Hobby, a Sparrowhawk and three Kestrels seen. There was a big size difference between the two Ospreys, but hard to tell if they were male and female or adult and juvenile.
There were also a Greenshank opposite Marsh Barn, a Kingfisher, 20+ Wigeon, 50+ Teal and 80+ Redshank out on the reserve and two Swifts, 400+ Sand Martins and 20+ Swallows going over, but half a dozen Yellowhammers and two Stonechats was about it along the banks.(AH/S&SaH/MT)

Ospreys (above), Greenshank, Sand Martin (AH), Hobby & Kestrel (MT) at Medmerry

Tuesday, 30th August: Another very breezy day, with the north-easterly airflow persisting, but still quite warm in the sunny interludes.........

Selsey Bill: It was fairly quiet, though 50+ Swallows and three Yellow Wagtails went east, two Swifts were over the houses and four Wheatears were along the beach. Full log below. (SR/AH/IP/P&LH) 
(0640-0830hrs) (NNE, F4-5)
Gannet - 37E, 6W, 3os
Oystercatcher - 6E
Turnstone - 3
Mediterranean Gull - 2E, 3os
Sandwich Tern - 3E, 1W
Swift - 2
Swallow - 73E
Sand Martin - 4E
House Martin - 3
Yellow Wagtail - 3E
Grey Wagtail - 2W
Wheatear - 4

Wheatears (above), Gannet & Sand Martin at the Bill (AH)

Ferry Pool: An Osprey went over west late this morning, and there was also a Clouded Yellow about. (P&LH)
Earlier, a Green Sandpiper was on the pool, but two Dunlin were the only other small waders, with otherwise just c60 Black-tailed Godwits, c80 Lapwing, c125 Teal and the Brent Goose present. (AH)

Green Sandpiper (above), Lapwing, Black-tailed Godwits & Lapwing at the Ferry (AH)

Church Norton: It was another quiet morning in the harbour, with just a few Curlews and Redshanks about, and with few passerines about, either, though a Wheatear was in Rectory Lane, with another along the beach, where seven Yellow Wagtails and a Jay were also seen, and a Blackcap was in the churchyard, whilst c50 Swallows and c50 House Martins went over various points, heading east. (P&LH/AH)

Swallow (above) & Curlew at Church Norton (AH)

North Wall: An Osprey was seen over the harbour early this afternoon, and three Wheaters were along the wall. (P&LH)
Also, a Little Egret caught and was struggling with a huge eel in White's Creek. (GHi)

Osprey (above), Wheatear (P&LH) & Little Egret (GHi) at North Wall

Medmerry: Easton Lane to the Stilt Pool - The windy conditions kept most birds out of sight, although two Whitethroats, a Meadow Pipit, three Stonechats, a Kestrel, a Sparrowhawk, fiveYellowhammers and a handful of Linnets were along the hedges and banks and eight Swallows flew overhead.
The Stilt Pools held mainly geese, it was an odd assortment of c200 Canada Geese, a large white goose, three Barnacle-type, two Greylag and two Egyptian Geese, with the only waders being four Lapwings. Another Kestrel hovered nearby and nine Swallows, five House Martins and four Sand Martins flew overhead, and a Painted Lady butterfly was along the banks along with a Clouded Yellow. (SR)

This evening an Osprey was hunting over the reserve before settling on the dead trees, with a Sparrowhawk and three Kestrels also seen.
The banks held two Dartford Warblers, two Willow Warblers, a Yellow Wagtail, five Pied Wagtails and six Yellowhammers, with a Common Sandpiper near the poplars, but the Stilt Pool was very quiet. (S&SaH)

Yellowhammer at Medmerry (SR)

Bank Holiday Monday, 29th August: A cooler and somewhat cloudier morning, with the north-easterly breeze considerably freshener and very blustery......

Selsey Bill: An Osprey, seen a long way out to sea, seemed to be heading south, but re-appeared a bit later apparently heading west.
There were also four Black Terns, three Little Terns and a few Common and Sandwich Terns among the large numbers of gulls and Gannets lingering offshore before the tide pushed them off west. Full log below. (SH/SR/AH/IP)
(0600-0830hrs) (NE, F4)
Gannet - 60os
Osprey - 1W
Mediterranean Gull - 8os
Kittiwake - 1E
Sandwich Tern - 4E, 1os
Common Tern - 19W
Little Tern - 3W
Black Tern - 4W
Swallow - 123E
Sand Martin - 2E
Yellow Wagtail - 6E

Osprey (above), Black Terns, Swallows & Gannets at the Bill (AH)

Ferry Pool: The Little Ringed Plover was still present this morning, along with two Dunlins, four Avocets, ten Redshanks, c120 Lapwings, c50 Black-tailed Godwits, ten Shovelers, c100 Teal and the Brent Goose, with a few Sand Martins and Swallows going over east. (AH)

Little Ringed Plover and Lapwings (above), Avocets & Lapwings at the Ferry (AH)

This afternoon, a Brown Hairstreak butterfly - a very uncommon species on the peninsula - was seen laying eggs on the Blackthorn outside the Visitor Centre. (J Bassett/TG-P)
Later, an Osprey was seen fishing over the harbour before drifting off over the Ferry with a Buzzard for company. (AB)

Brown Hairstreak at the Visitor Centre ( TG-P)

East Beach: A juvenile Little Gull went east, close inshore, early this afternoon. (GJ)

Park Farm, Selsey: A Wheatear and a Kestrel were the only birds of note. (IP)

Church Norton: The harbour only held nine Ringed Plovers, two Dunlin and a summer-plumaged Grey Plover in addition to the usual waders and herons, whilst two Wheatears were also around the spit and four Yellow Wagtails flew over the first Several. (IP)

North Wall: Two Redstarts and two Wheatear were in the Owl Point area at Halsey's Farm this morning, with a Kingfisher seen and c100 Sand Martins, a Kestrel and four Buzzards over, (IH/KT)
Also, a Sparrowhawk and a Jay were around the paddock this morning and a male Marsh Harrier was further back over the reeds, whilst the regular Greenshank was in White's Creek, along with a Kingfisher and further out in the harbour there were 12 Wigeon, two Shelducks, six Grey Plovers, 20 Dunlin, a Ringed Plover and a Little Ringed Plover, plus plenty of Redshanks, Oystercatchers and Curlews.
Two Wheatears were along the wall, but on the Breech Pool there was just a Moorhen and a Coot with a few Sand Martins and Swallows flying over. (LP,PC,CT,IH/KT)

Later on, there were three Greenshanks and an Avocet among the waders off Owl Point, with a Redstart still in the hedges (CN) and this evening there were three Spotted Flycatchers there, too (AB).

Wheatear at the North Wall (LP)

Medmerry: Easton Lane to the Stilt Pool - The banks were quiet in the windy conditions, with just a Wheatear, a Whitethroat, a Willow Warbler, two Stonechats, two Yellow Wagtails, a Cetti's Warbler and 20 Yellowhammers, with c200 Sand Martins and c50 Swallows overhead, along with two Marsh Harriers, four Buzzards, a Sparrowhawk and two Kestrels.
Two Common Sandpipers were on the Stilt Pool, but a Dunlin and a Black-tailed Godwit were the only other waders present. (S&SaH)

This afternoon the first two Pintails of the autumn were near the poplars, along with a Greenshank and a Kingfisher, whilst c100 Sand Martins and a few Swallows went over, along with seven Yellow Wagtails and a Hobby. (CN)

Medmerry: Medmerry Trail to Porthole Farm - It was extremely quiet right along the trail and around the hedges at Porthole Farm, with perhaps half a dozen Whitethroats and a couple of Willow/Chiffs, all briefly seen and keeping low, being about it beyond just a few Swallows, Sand Martins and House Martins overhead. (AH)

House Martin (above) & Swallow at Medmerry (AH)

Chi GPs: Drayton House pits - There was nothing out of the ordinary on the pits today, but wildfowl numbers are gradually increasing, with joint totals of 40 Shoveler, 75 Pochard and 30 Gadwall. Five pairs of Great Crested Grebes have all raised young, although the brood of three produced by the last pair are still very small. 
Water levels are well down and five Little Egrets were taking advantage, but there was no sign today of their larger cousins! A small number of Sand Martins and a few Swallows also passed through. (OM)

Great Crested Grebe with three still small young on Drayton North pit (OM)

Friday, 26 August 2022

26th - 28th August 2022

Sunday, 28th August: A pleasant morning of warm sun and white cloud in a moderate north-easterly breeze........

Selsey Bill: A Bonxie was offshore again this morning, with a huge gathering of 400+ Gannets and many gulls, whilst a few Yellow Wagtails, Sand Martins and Swallows were going east, along with a Garganey, two Greenshank went west and four Wheatears were seen. Full log later. (SH/SR/BI/IP/AH)
(0600-0830hrs) (NE, F3)
Gannet - 420os
Grey Heron - 1E, 1N
Little Egret - 1
Teal - 6E
Garganey - 1E
Common Scoter - 5E
Sanderling - 3W
Greenshank - 2W
Turnstone - 2W
Great Skua - 1os
Mediterranean Gull - 57os
Sandwich Tern - 4os
Common Tern - 1E
Little Tern - 1W
Swallow - 225E
Sand Martin - 39E
House Martin - 6
Yellow Wagtail - 19E
Grey Wagtail -1E
Pied Wagtail - 3E
Meadow Pipit - 1N
Wheatear - 4

Wheatears (above), Sandwich Tern & Gannets at the Bill (AH)

Ferry Pool: Ten Shovelers were new in on the pool, whilst a Little Ringed Plover and a Dunlin were still present, along with a Grey Wagtail and the usual mix of c60 Black-tailed Godwits, c75 Lapwing, c100 Teal, three Shelducks and the Brent Goose. (AH/CBo)

Little Ringed Plover and Grey Wagtail (above), Shovelers (AH) & Redshank (CBo)  on the Ferry

Park Farm, Selsey: Six Yellow Wagtails that flew over the fields, and a Red-legged Partridge seen east of Greenlease - the first sighting here in over three months were the only birds of note this morning. (IP)

East Beach: Remarkably, a different Long-tailed Blue was seen in the garden today . (SR/CRJ et al)

Long-tailed Blue in a Selsey garden (SR)

Church Norton: The Curlew Sandpiper was seen again this morning, flying out of the harbour with a flock of Ringed Plovers, and there were also over 50 Grey Plovers visible of which a minimum of 30 were in summer plumage.
Otherwise, over 100 Ringed Plover were again present and Dunlin numbers exceeded fifty, whilst in addition to this the usual waders were present along with six Turnstones, whilst there were six Wheatears scattered around, including two sat on posts in the horse field. (IP) 
There were still a good number of birds around the hide and churchyard this morning including c.6 Spotted Flycatchers, a Garden Warbler, a Lesser Whitethroat and several Blackcaps. The highlights here were a female-type Redstart on the gravestones and a Hummingbird Hawk-moth nearby. The Severals held a Small Copper, a Painted Lady and another Hummingbird Hawk-moth, but bird-wise only a few Willow Warblers and Whitethroats could be found. (BI)

Kingfisher at Church Norton (IP), Small Copper & Hummingbird hawk-moth (BI)

In addition to the above, there was a Whinchat sat on the sand at low tide with seven Yellow Wagtails (with three more of the latter going over later on), five Wheatears and a Skylark were along the beach and 18 Little Egrets and 38 Redshanks were counted in the harbour. (AHu)

This afternoon, a Common Sandpiper and a Kingfisher were on the metalwork, with a Hummingbird Hawk-moth and a Sandwich Tern nearby, whilst six Teal were sat on the sea offshore and c75 Sand Martins and c25 Swallows went east over the harbour. (S&SaH)

There were also several Spotted Flycatchers behind the tide and two Whimbrel in the harbour. (CBo)

Spotted Flycatcher (above), Grey Heron & Robin at Church Norton (CBo)

This evening a dozen Yellow Wagtails were in the lettuce field along Rectory Lane, whilst at least two Spotted Flycatchers were by the Mound and a Greenshank and c60 Ringed Plovers were the only birds of note in the harbour. (AH)

Yellow Wagtails at Church Norton (AH)

Medmerry: Easton Lane to the Stilt Pool - The banks were fairly quiet this morning, with just one Wheatear and one stonechat seen, along with a Dartford Warbler, a Whitethroat, a Skylark, a couple of Meadow Pipits and Yellowhammers and plenty of Linnets and Goldfinches, whilst a Kingfisher, c20 Yellow Wagtails were out on the reserve, eight Pied Wagtails were near the car-park and c300 Sand Martins and c200 swallows drifted over east.
A Marsh Harrier and a Sparrowhawk were seen over the reserve, along with up to four Buzzards and Kestrels, but the stilt Pool was quiet again, with a Common Sandpiper, an Avocet, a Lapwing and an Oystercatcher the only waders present, whilst the eight dubious looking Barnacle-type Geese, three Egyptian Geese and three Gadwall were among the 150 or so Canada Geese. (S&SaH/AH)

Wheatear (above), Sand Martin, Common Sandpiper, Meadow Pipit & Barnacle-type Geese at Medmerry (AH)

North Wall: A Golden Plover and 14 Wigeon were in the harbour along with 30 Teal and 20 Dunlin, while two Peregrines circled high up and a Sparrowhawk unsuccessfully chased a Common Sandpiper over the Breech Pool, where there was just a Pied Wagtail, a Lapwing and a few Teal.
Also, c200 Sand Martins and a few Swallows were around, and a Kingfisher was by the sluice, but the bushes were quiet with just a few Willow Warblers and Whitethroats about. (LP/TG/DH)

Sand Martins (above) & Wigeon and Mallards at the North Wall (LP)

Saturday, 27th August: Another very warm and sunny morning in a light breeze, starting in the north and ending up from the south....

Selsey BillThe first Bonxie of the autumn went east this morning and a Greenshank went west, whilst a Hobby flew in and over from way out to sea and there were more Swallows about than of late. Full log below. (SH/PB/BI/SR/AH/IP)
(0600-0830hrs) (NE, F2)
Fulmar - 2E
Gannet - 5E, 9W, 6os
Common Scoter - 8E
Sparrowhawk - 1
Hobby - 1N
Greenshank - 1W
Turnstone - 9W
Great Skua - 1E
Mediterranean Gull - 23os
Sandwich Tern - 7os
Swallow - 263E
Sand Martin - 90E
House Martin - 19
Yellow Wagtail - 22E
Willow Warbler - 1

(1300-1400hrs) (SH)
Gannet - 3E, 6W
Turnstone - 6E
Sand Martin - 15E
Swallow - 15E

Hobby (above), Fulmar & Sandwich Tern at the Bill (AH)

Ferry Pool: A Whimbrel flew over, going west, and there were a still a Common Sandpiper and a Little Ringed Plover on the pool, but the only other small wader were two Dunlin, with the usual gathering of a dozen Redshank, c50 Black-tailed Godwits, c80 Lapwing, c100 Teal, a Shelduck and the Brent Goose all still present.
A family of Stonechats were in the field, along with a Pied Wagtail and two Stock Doves and a few Sand Martins and Swallows went over, but the Tramway circuit was very quiet again, with just a few Whitethroats seen. (AH/AHu)

Whimbrel (above), Little Ringed Plover and Common Sandpiper, Dunlin & Black-tailed Godwit at the Ferry (AH)

Park Farm, Selsey: There were two Willow Warblers and a Blackcap in the hedges this morning, whilst the fields held 500 Swallows, 50 House Martins and ten Sand Martins, plus a Yellow wagtail thatwas amongst the crops. (IP)

East Beach: The Long-tailed Blue was around the garden again this morning, though elusive. (SR)

Church Norton: At least two, and possibly three, Pied Flycatchers and at least ten Spotted Flycatchers were behind the hide and in the churchyard this morning, with several Whitethroats, Lesser Whitethroats, a Green Woodpecker and lots of Swallows also seen. (GM/M&LH/BI et al)
A male Whinchat was at the horse field, and vast numbers of all three hirundines went over, with the majority being Swallows, but otherwise passerines were thin on the ground bar a male Redstart along the Severals. 
The Harbour held over 100 Ringed Plovers on the mud, but considerably fewer Dunlin than recently - c20, whilst, apart from the regular Curlews, Oystercatchers and Redshanks, there were a few interesting species on view, including a Kingfisher around the metalwork, a Common Sandpiper, a Greenshank that was feeding in the channels, but flew towards Pagham Church as the tide rose and a Common Gull on the mud.
There was also a flock of eight Turnstones around the metalwork and a summer-plumaged Grey Plover was in the Harbour, whilst a single Sandwich Tern flew west offshore, with three Buzzards and a Sparrowhawk also seen. A Water Rail was also along the reeds of the first several. (IP/BI)
Also, later on, a Curlew Sandpiper was out on the mud before the tide rose, along with a Golden Plover, c50 Grey Plovers, c100 Ringed Plovers, c50 Dunlin, 29 Great Crested Grebes, five Grey Herons and a Peregrine. (AHu)
This afternoon, an Osprey was seen hunting over the harbour.(MB)

Pied Flycatcher (above), Spotted Flycatchers, Lesser Whitethroat (GM) & Curlew Sandpiper (AHu) at Church Norton

Medmerry: Easton Lane to the Stilt Pool - There were lots of birds along the banks this morning, including two Whinchats, nine Stonechats, eight Wheatears, two Dartford Warblers, a Sedge Warbler, two Willow Warblers, three Cetti's Warblers, a Meadow Pipit, a Reed Bunting, two Corn Buntings, 23 Yellowhammers, eight Yellow Wagtails and 22 Pied Wagtails and c150 Goldfinches, with a Swift, a House Martin, and c400 Sand Martins and Swallows going over.
A Green Sandpiper and a Common Sandpiper were in the pathside pools, whilst a Marsh Harrier, four Buzzards and two Kestrels were up over the reserve, but the Stilt Pool was again quiet, with just two Common Sandpipers, two Egyptian Geese and eight Barnacle-type Geese of note. (S&SaH/PB)

This evening two Ravens went over and a Barn Owl was out hunting, whilst three Swifts were among the many hirundines present.
Also, a Badger was seen running down the road near the car-park at dusk. (MT/AB/CD)

Raven at Medmerry (MT)

North Wall: There were still a few bits around the fields at Halsey's Farm, including three Whinchats, four Spotted Flycatchers, four Wheatears, a Garden Warbler, a Blackcap and a few Whitethroats and Lesser Whitethroats, along with a Kingfisher.
There were at least 500 Swallows and Sand Martins all over the area, with just a few House Martins among them, which attracted in a juvenile Hobby at one point, but the wall was very quiet otherwise, with just three Pied Wagtails on the Breech Pool, nothing really moving in the bushes and just a Whimbrel and a few Curlews and Lapwing, together with a dozen roosting Cattle Egrets in the harbour. (AH/GM et al)

This afternoon there were still 300+ Sand Martins and Swallows about, along with two Wheatears and 19 Yellow Wagtails, whilst a male Marsh Harrier with all primaries intact - either a new bird or the regular one has moulted his primaries - was at Owl Point. (S&SaH)

Hobby (above), Whinchat, Spotted Flycatcher, Wheatears, Sand Martin & Swallow at the North Wall (AH)

Friday, 26th August: A beautiful late summer's morning of unbroken warm sun in a light and variable breeze....

Selsey Bill: The morning's highlight, for those lucky enough to see it, was undoubtedly the Turtle Dove that sat out on the scaffolding on Bill House roof before dropping down and disappearing into the gardens.
Otherwise, there was also a Whinchat on Bill House roof, five Yellow Wagtails and four Swifts over and a Black Tern west and two Little Terns east offshore, whilst five Redshank west were unusual for the Bill. Full log below. (SR/IP/AH/BI/P&LH/OM)
(0645-0900hrs) (NNW, F1-2)
Gannet - 16E, 10W
Shag - 2E
Sanderling - 2E
Redshank - 5W
Turnstone - 1E
Mediterranean Gull - 1E
Sandwich Tern - 16E
Common Tern - 2W
Little Tern - 2E
Black Tern - 1W
Turtle Dove - 1
Swift - 4
Green Woodpecker - 1
Swallow - 7E
Sand Martin - 5E, 2W
House Martin - 22
Yellow Wagtail - 5E
Grey Wagtail - 1W
Whinchat - 1
Willow Warbler - 2

(1345-1430hrs) (P&LH)
Gannet - 4os
Oystercatcher - 1W
Turnstone - 2W
House Martin - 2
Wheatear - 1

Turtle Dove (above), Swifts, Whinchat, Willow Warbler, House Martin, Shags, Sandwich Tern & Redshanks at the Bill (AH)

Ferry Pool: There were two Spotted Redshanks on the pool again, along with a Green Sandpiper, a Common Sandpiper, three Dunlin and a Little Ringed Plover, plus the usual mix of a dozen Redshank, c40 Black-tailed Godwits, c60 Lapwings, c100 Teal and the Brent goose. (AH)

Spotted Redshanks and Black-tailed Godwits (above) & Teal at the Ferry (AH)

North Wall: A singing Chiffchaff, a Reed Bunting and a Blackcap were by the stables this morning and there was a steady movement of Swallows and Sand Martins overhead. 
The water level in the Breech Pool has increased overnight and it contained six Pied Wagtails, a Little Ringed Plover, a Common Sandpiper, three Teal and a fishing Kingfisher, with a few Sedge Warblers and a couple of Reed Warblers also around. (LP/CT)

Little Ringed Plover (above), Sedge Warbler, Blackcap & Kingfisher at the North Wall (LP)

East Side: A Great White Egret flew down the east side and was relocated further down towards the harbour entrance with a group of ten Little Egrets. 
A Sanderling was on the mud in the middle of the harbour and a few Dunlin, Ringed Plovers and a couple of Grey Plovers were along the channel, where there was also a Greenshank and a Kingfisher, (LP/PC/CT/GHi)

Great White Egret and Little Egrets (above), Sanderling (LP), Kingfisher &  Little Egret (GHi) along the East side 

This evening there were two Whinchats and five Wheatears in the fields at Owl Point, with two Spotted Flycatchers and several Willow Warblers, Whitethroats and Lesser Whitethroats in the hedges at Halsey's Farm, with c40 Yellow Wagtails and c20 Cattle Egrets among the cattle there.
The wall was quiet, though a Marsh Harrier was seen at the back and 100+ Sand Martins and a few Swallows were feeding around the Breech Pool, where conditions were ideal for waders, but were only being used by two Lapwings, plus a flyby Kingfisher.
A Clouded Yellow and a few Willow warblers were along the east side, but the harbour was quiet beyond four Whimbrel that flew in. (AH/LP/IH/SP/TG/NM et al)

Whinchat (above), Wheatears, Yellow Wagtails, Sand Martin, Spotted Flycatcher & Whitethroat at the North Wall (AH)

Church Norton: At least one Pied Flycatcher, two Redstarts and half a dozen Spotted Flycatchers were commuting between the churchyard and the field by the hide this morning, along several Willow Warblers, Whitethroats, Lesser Whitethroats and Blackcaps, with a Whinchat and half a dozen Wheatears along the beach and spit and at least six Willow Warblers around the second Several. A Hummingbird hawk-moth was here, too.
The harbour held a Greenshank, a Whimbrel and a Kingfisher, but not much else of note, beyond a few Sand Martins and Swallows over, and there were also eight Buzzards up over Greenlease Farm. (AH/BI/P&LH et al)

This evening there were two Redstarts and a Whitethroat around the first Several. (S&SaH)

Pied Flycatcher (above), Redstart, Spotted Flycatcher & Lesser Whitethroat at Church Norton (AH)

West Itchenor: On a quick look around Itchenor this morning I found two of the House Martin nests were still active with young and along the shore were 120 Black-tailed Godwits, 80 Mediterranean Gulls, five Curlews, six Dunlin, five Ringed Plovers, six Sandwich Terns, a Turnstone, a Pied Wagtail, a Green Woodpecker, 40 Swallows, eight House Martins and seven Sand Martins. (SR)

Bar-tailed Godwit and Mediterranean Gulls at West Itchenor (SR)

Northcommon Farm & Warner Lane: Most of the activity was around 'flycatcher corner' this morning, with a nice selection of a Pied Flycatcher, five Spotted Flycatchers, six Willow Warblers, three Whitethroats and two Blackcaps. 
A group of eight Buzzards were also soaring above, whilst a single Wheatear was in the fields.Nearby, a male Redstart and two Whitethroats were in Warner Lane paddocks. (OM)

(above) Pied Flycatcher with two Spotted Flycatchers and (below) Spotted Flycatcher at Northcommon Farm (OM)

Park Farm, Selsey: There were seven Whinchats and 12 Wheatears around the fields this evening, along with five Yellow Wagtails and five Pied Wagtails, with c100 Sand Martins and c50 Swallows going over. (S&SaH)

East Beach: A Long-tailed Blue was in my garden this evening. (SR)

Long-tailed Blue in an East Beach garden (SR)