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Seven goldeneyes and a long-tailed duck were seen off Broadmarsh on 15th.  (L Middleton)

 

 

Black-throated divers were seen on 17th in Fareham Creek and off the sailing club at Hill Head.

 

Two great northern divers, a long-tailed duck and 17 black-necked grebes were off the Hayling Oyster Beds (W Hayling LNR) on 17th.

 

 

The cattle egret at Castle Farm (Warblington) was still there on 15th but was a bit more mobile than usual. (L Middleton)

 

A bittern was in field south of Posbrook Flood mid-morning on 16th, but not found mid-afternoon.

 

There was a male marsh harrier over reed beds at Farlington Marshes on 16th & 17th.

 

Five red kites were seen at East Meon at 14:00 on 17th.

 

A merlin sat on north end of South Binness island for 30 mins before flying on to the south end of Bakers island and landed on shingle on 17th.

 

A water rail was seen at Farlington Marshes on 17th.

 

 

 

Greenshanks were seen on 12th at Tipner Lake, Portsmouth Harbour and Langstone Bridge.  The latter may have been the Nore Barn colour-ringed bird.

 

The highest count of purple sandpipers at Southsea Castle so far this week was 13 on 15th. 

 

 

 

 

Ten avocets flew west over the Eastern Road bridge on 12th.  (PS Scorey)  There were 25  on the lake at Farlington Marshes at high tide on 15th.  (L Middleton)

 

 

Six Sandwich terns in close formation flew out of Langstone Harbour Entrance on 12th (PS Scorey)  One was feeding along foreshore at Portchester on 15th.  (C Mayhead)  SU613045.

 

 

 

There were 42 Mediterranean gulls among the black-headed gulls at the Hayling Oyster Beds  on 16th.

 

The usual 2 barn owls were in the usual tree south of the car-park in Bridge Rd Titchfield.  (PS Scorey)

 

A great-spotted woodpecker has been drumming on a nest box in Cosham which is already occupied by nesting stock doves!

 

Rock pipits have been seen this week on the Portchester foreshore and by the Pyramids at Southsea.

 

Selbourne the Hampshire radio tagged cuckoo appears to have begun his return flights from the Congo.  See https://www.bto.org/science/migration/tracking-studies/cuckoo-tracking to track him home.

 

A marsh tit was seen at SU603109 North Boarhunt on 12th.  (PA Heard)

 

Two firecrests were seen at cams Bay on 17th.

 

 

 

Seven blackcaps caught in a Cosham garden have had geolocators put on them and they are also colour ringed.  Reports of colour ringed blackcaps would be very welcome.

 

Two black redstarts were on the seafront at Hayling Bay, Eastoke on 12th & 16th.  One in the builders Yard and one on SW corner of the Sandy point reserve.  Three were in Broad St Old Portsmouth on 12th.  The male was a bit elusive.  A male and a female were in gardens at Fratton, Portsmouth on 16th.

 

 

 

Two siskins were in a Rowlands Castle garden on 15th.  (C White)

 

 

Around 20 hawfinches flew west along one of the main rides at Stansted on 9th.  On 12th 7 or 8 were seen at Kingley Vale where there were also 5 bullfinches.

 







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 Frog spawn is now present many garden ponds.

A white squirrel was in a garden  to the rear of St John’s Ave and Craigwell Road PO7 Purbrook area on 15th.

Susan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


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