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There were 10 mandarin ducks in a flooded copse at Southwick on 22nd.  (G Wilkerson)




on 23rd a shag  was around Southsea Castle and then flew out to one of the forts.  (GD Fennemore)



Two spoonbills were seen looking west from the seawall near the point field at Farlington Marshes, roosting on island on the rising tide on 20th (R Skinner) and on the stream until they were sadly flushed by a photographer They flew off SE.  (MG Painter)


A female marsh harrier was at Titchfield Haven from 19th to 22nd.  A male was working the reed beds at Farlington Marshes on 20th & 23rd.



Purple sandpipers, sanderlings and a rock pipit continue to be seen at Southsea Castle




The regular spotted redshank arrived at its usual Nore Barn spot on 21st just as the spring tide had begun to ebb. (R Hollins)


Around 60 avocets were seen in the Broom Channel of Langstone Harbour and at high tide on the lake on 22nd.  (MG Painter) On 23rd they were mid way out from harbour wall at huight tide.  (A McNish)


A barn owl was seen in the Northney area of Hayling on 22nd. (I Mears)


Bearded tits have been seen this week at Farlington Marshes and Titchfield Haven

Four reed buntings were at Farlington Marshes on 22nd.  (MG Painter)



Two black redstarts  were in the garden in Launceston Close Priddy's Hard where one has been a regular recently.  One was round the corner in Challenger Drive on 20th (KJ Ilsley)

A stonechat was in compartment 5 on Portsdown all afternoon on 21st. (JG)


A firecrest was in trees behind the walled garden at Stanley Park Gosport mid-afternoon on 22nd. (MH Terry)



Two Dartford warblers were seen in the Alver Valley on 19th. (C Lycett)


A female blackcap was seen in a Baffins Pond garden on 19th.  (D Clarke)


A marsh tit was seen in Southwick on 22nd.  (G Wilkerson)


A flock, estimated from a passing train to be around 250, of carrion crows was in a field west of Rowlands Castle on 21st.  (LJ Amey)


A great spotted woodpecker, a jay and 4 long-tailed tits  were seen at Billy's Lake Waterlooville on 22nd.  (A Mallows)






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Other Wildlife

a fox was seen at Billy's Lake Waterlooville on 22nd.  (A Mallows)


A lady in Parkhouse Farm Way, Havant saw an albino squirrel in her back garden on 20th Jan 2015.  Tracy Hester





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