Sunday, 16 April 2000

16th April 2000 Beachy 6.30am - 9.30am Sunny with light SE. Selsey & Sidlesham Ferry 11am - 12.15pm

Great Northern Diver 1 SB (not White-billed as chased !). Looked like a 1st-summer with typical pale grey bill with dark upper culmen held virtually horizontally. Dark grey crown and nape with only slightly paler ‘ear-coverts’ not highlighting eye. Grey nape contrasting with good black rear ‘neck-band’. No white spots on wing-coverts visible.
Cormorant 2 SB
Canada Goose 2 Beachy
Peregrine 2-3 (2 dog-fighting overhead)
Avocet 3 SF
Ringed Plover 1 SB
Green Sandpiper 2 SF
Greenshank 1
Black-tailed Godwit c.15 SF
Arctic Skua 1 Beachy, 2 SB
Sandwich Tern c.10
Common Tern c.5 Chichester GPs
Short-eared Owl 1 very pale individual Cow Gap
Green Woodpecker 1
Yellow Wagtail 1h Beachy
Wheatear 5
Whitethroat 2
Blackcap 1
Chiffchaff 1
Willow Warbler 2
Yellowhammer 1
Corn Bunting 1