Thursday, 6 January 2022

That year list…

 My 2022 Selsey Peninsula stands at 113, not many misses so far but still need Pied Wagtail ( yes i know!!!) and of all things Cattle Egret…manana…

Thursday, 9 December 2021

Little Egret

 Common as muck elsewhere but a Little Egret feeding by the orchard was very pleasant this morning.

Saturday, 20 November 2021

Yellowhammers at Saltern's Way

The Bill was generally poor this morning (maybe the incoming cold might stop the mediocrity) but three late Swallows were nice to note. Along the Marina trail were 33 Curlews, at least a dozen Yellowhammers, two Cetti's Warblers, two Siskins near the stables and the usual Brent Geese and Wigeon. Two Goosanders were with c.10 Red-breasted Mergansers off Dell Quay and a few Stonechats were further up at the outfall. The Grey Partridges were still in the new crop field and there were 00's of corvids, Wood Pigeons & Stock Doves on the plough. A Mediterranean Gull was perched on the groynes at the Bill yesterday. 








Friday, 19 November 2021

Grey Partridges

 Generally quiet on the Marina/Salterns circuit today, highlights were two Grey Partridges near the farm, six RB Merganser off the lock and a Kingfisher at Lavant outfall. Plenty of Wigeon but no Pintail or Goldeneye for me. 

Sunday, 14 November 2021

Snow Bunting etc. at Pagham Spit

 A look at Pagham Spit failed to find yesterday's Black Redstart but did turn up the four Goosanders, the female Goldeneye and a confiding Snow Bunting...the latter flew across from Church Norton spit to join me for a while before inevitably being flushed by cur and owners...a late Common Tern was also in the harbour mouth...

Goldeneye, Snow Bunting& Goosanders;









Saturday, 13 November 2021

Coastguards & the Marina

Started off at the Bill this morning but soon my view was shall we say "blocked" so moved on to the Medmerry cliffs area. A wander around here & coastguards found a nice Black Redstart around the buildings but not a lot else. 

At the Marina there were 46 Curlew in the fields, plenty of Wigeon were in the creek and three Stonechats were along the shingle..no sign of ant target birds such as Black-necked Grebe & Water Pipit though..manana...






Monday, 1 March 2021

LTD LSW

 A LTDuck has been on a nearby reservoir recently but due to access issues the location must remain undisclosed for now. Elsewhere a LSW in our newly cleared orchard was a massive surprise and the Green Sandpiper finally showed at Shripney.