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          Week ending:   October 12th    October 19th    October 26th

 

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Birds

 

Two black swans were on the Southsea Canoe Lake on 27th.  (MF Wearing)

 

There were 2 male pochards on the Budds Farm lagoons on 27th. (JG)

 

A juvenile peregrine was at Farlington Marshes on 27th. (B Lyte)

 

A water rail was seen at Farlington Marshes on 27th. (B Lyte)

 

 

 

Two purple sandpipers were at Southsea Castle at 16:00 on 27th.  (MF Wearing)

 

There was a Sandwich tern at the Hayling Oyster Beds (W Hayling LNR) on 29th.  (J Harrington)

 

 

 

A black redstart showed well on roof two houses up from the Titchfield Haven  visitor centre om 28th.  (A Berryman)

 

On 29th a male blackcap was singing half-heartedly in the drizzle along the Billy Trail behind Beechworth Road. One Chiffchaff calling also. (PN Milinets-Raby)

 

 

 

 

A firecrest was just inside reserve behind visitor centre at Titchfield Haven with tit flock on 27th. (DJ Ryves)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Butterflies & Moths

 

 

Butterflies on the wing on Hayling Island on 27th included red admiral, speckled wood,  comma and clouded yellow.  (R Hollins)

 

 

Insects & Spiders

 

On 27th a queen hornet (Vespa crabo) was rescued from drowning in a watering can.  (M Berry)

A medium sized dragonfly (probably a Migrant Hawker) was on Sinah Common on 27th.  (R Hollins)

 

 

 

Plants

 

Flowers seen on hayling island west coast and Sinah on 27th included pale toadflax, vipers bugloss, cocks eggs, gorse and honeysuckle.  (R Hollins)

 

Orpine, bush vetch and stinking chamomile were found in a meadow opposite Broomfield House Purbrook on 27th.  (R Hollins)

 

 

 

 

 

Other Wildlife

There were 2 fresh common inkcaps on Budds Mound on 27th. (JG)

 

On Purbrook Way  Leigh Park by a small tree planted by the roadside a cluster of tall, fresh magpie fungi was present on 27th.  (R Hollins.)

 


 

 


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