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          Week ending:    November 2nd    Nov 9th    Nov 16th

 

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Birds

 

There was a black brant at Warblington on 19th with a hybrid.

 

On 18th there was an Egyptian goose at Titchfield Haven.

 

There were at least 11 pintails on the Farlington Marshes lagoon on 22nd. (LJ Amey)

 

A shag was seen off Southsea on 22nd.

 

Three peregrines were seen on 19th at Warblington (P Milinets-Raby) and the same or another three at Horndean.

 

Raptors seen at Titchfield Haven this week include a red kite, a marsh harrier, a merlin and a peregrine.

 

Up to 4 water rails have been recorded at Titchfield Haven this week.

 

A black-tailed godwit photographed on Hayling on 16th was ringed in 1998.  Not a bad innings. (T Carpenter)

There was a whimbrel at Hardway Gosport on 19th.

There were 12 purple sandpipers at Southsea Castle on 22nd. (R Tofts)

Waders off Pook Lane Warblington on 19th included a greenshank, 2 bar-tailed godwits, 150+ knot and over 450 golden plovers. (P Milinets-Raby)

Twelve avocets were at the Northern end of the Farlington Marshes Lagoon on 22nd.  (LJAMey)

 

A 'probable' pomarine skua was seen from Southsea harassing a large flock of Herring Gulls beyond Spitbank Fort.(R Tofts)

 

 

 

 

A kingfisher was seen at Langstone Mill Pond on 19th.  (P Milinets-Raby) and at the pond by the Age Concern building in Havant on 20th. (A Mallows)

 

A 'very large' great spotted woodpecker visited a feeder in Waterlooville on 21st. (A Mallows)

 

 

A woodcock was seen in the Wildgrounds (Gosport) on 17th. (C Lycett)

 

There was a single whinchat at Titchfield Haven on 15th and 5 stonechats at Farlington Marshes on 22nd.

 

A rock pipit was on the track west of the Eastern Road Portcreek bridge on 22nd.

 

 

 

 

 

On 19th 8 fieldfares were seen on the Titchfield Haven Canal Path  (AD Tindale)

 

A chiffchaff was seen in Southsea on 22nd. (P Hogan)

 

 

 

A Dartford warbler was in bushes next to seawall at Farlington Marshes near the reedbed viewpoint on 20th/21st. (S Wiltshire)

 

There was a blackcap in a Havant Farm Close garden on 20th. (H Rouse)

 

 

On 17th there were 23 linnets in the Alver Valley (C Lycett)

 

Butterflies & Moths

 

 

Invertebrates & Spiders

 

 

 

 

Plants

 

Intermediate periwinkle was found in flower on the edge of Portsdown Hill Rd by the slip road from Fort Purbrook on 18th.  Ploughman's spikenard is in flower in the grounds of Fort Widley.  (R Hollins)

 

On Milton Common there is a lot of tansy still flowering. (JG)

 

In Wade Lane near Wade Court  six flower heads of winter heliotrope are already open. (R Hollins)

 

 

 

Fungi

 

 

A ring of giant funnel fungus was seen in Tempest Avenue Waterlooville on 18th. (Val Vardon)

 

 

Other Wildlife

Three water voles were in the pond at Park Road South, Havant - by the wavy fence and another in the stream behind the Tesco store on 20th.  (A Mallows)

 

 


 

 


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