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This page was updated at 23 Apr 2017 09:32 

 

There were  8 Brent geese in the harbour off of the southern part of the Billy Trail on 22nd.

 

A peregrine was on a Chichester Harbour buoy in mid channel eating an oystercatcher on 14th  (I Mears) and one was seen at Farlington on 22nd.

 

A red kite flew over a Bedhampton garden early on 22nd.

 

Four greenshanks were at Farlington on 21st.

 

Among the winter visitors yet to leave there were 3 purple sandpipers at Southsea Castle on  22nd.

 

Whimbrels have been seen this week at Stokes Bay (8), West Thorney (c12), Northney Common (8), Sinah Warren (6), Castle Shore, Fareham (5), Titchfield Haven (11), Farlington (15) and Portsmouth Harbour (26).

Two sanderlings were on the beach near the spit at Gunner Point on 22nd.

A common sandpiper was on the stream at Farlington Marshes on 17th and a green sandpiper was in the hay field on 22nd.  (T Codlin) 

 

Six Sandwich terns were moving east through Stokes Bay on 18th.  (J Norton)       Two were fishing in Portsmouth Harbour on 22nd.    

 

A common tern was seen off Southmoors on 22nd.                                                    

On a 2 hour sea watch at Sandy Point Hayling Island on 17th an artic skua,  11 common scoter, 10 whimbrel, 9 common, 3 little and 1 arctic tern were seen.  (A Johnson)

 

There were still 2 short-eared owls over point field and west sea wall at Farlington Marshes on 22nd.

 

 

A cuckoo was calling in the East Park at Stansted last Tuesday (11th) and a woodlark was singing from the usual wires over Big Rearing Field on Wednesday(12th). A lapwing is still sitting tight on eggs. (Michael  Prior)

 

Six swallows and 2 sand martins flew over Farlington Marshes on 17th.  (T Codlin)

 

A swift was seen at Stokes Bay Gosport on 22nd.

 

 

 

A yellow wagtail was on the main golf course on South hayling on 19th. SZ699992.(D Jones)  Three were at Farlington on 22nd.

 

A tawny pipit was seen briefly at midday on 22nd at Farlington Marshes but not subsequently refound.

 

 

 

Six bearded tits were in the reeds near the hut at Farlington Marshes SU684047 on 19th.  (P bennett)

 

Three wheatears were at Mill Rythe, Hayling on 18th (T Carpenter), 2 at Farlington  and 5 at Stokes Bay on 21st.  Two males were on Gypsy Plain Havant on 22nd and near the old Lifeboat house on west Hayling.

 

A whinchat was in the hay field at Farlington Marshes on 22nd.

 

 

 

 a Red Kite and a single Yellowhammer

 

 

On 17th there were 5 willow warblers at Farlington and 4 in Havant Thicket.  One was in a Portsdown garden on 21st.

 

A splendid male redstart was sitting on a tree guard in West Park at Stansted on 21st.

 

 

 

A lesser whitethroat  was near the Knightsbank Hide at Titchfield Haven on 19th and 21st.  Two were at Farlington Marshes on 22nd.  Also on 22nd there were at least half a dozen whitethroats on the bund of Budds Sewage Farm and the mound.

 

 

 

 

Butterflies & Moths

 

 A mint moth  was photographed in Dornmere Lane Waterlooville on 18th.  (J Vardon)

 

 

 

 

 

Invertebrates

 

 

Plants

 

New flowers on Portsdown this week include birds foot trefoil, salad burnet, aquilegia, and milkwort.

 

There is now a very good show of early purple orchids at the Long Copse Hill site east of Hollybank Woods.

 

 

 

Fungi

 

 

 

 

 

   

   

 

 

Other Wildlife

 

Six brown hares were seen at West Marden on 22nd.

 

 

 


 

 


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