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Great northern diver: great-northern diver 1; ; Red-necked grebe 1 Still in winter plumage. Directly out from Hayling Oysterbed car park late afternoon. Best viewed from spit north of car park (by the gull colony) and looking back south to avoid looking into the sun. AR Howe. great northern diver 2 Black Point on 3rd.
Long-tailed duck: Hayling Island, Black Point 3rd 09:45 long-tailed duck 3 3 drakes in Mengham Rithe. A Johnson Hayling Oyster Beds (W Hayling LNR) 1 @ 08:00 male. to the north, much closer to Budds mound but drifting towards Langstone Bridge. A Lewis.
Gadwall: gadwall 18 9 pairs on the millpond, with 4 Tufted Duck and a Grey Heron. P Milinets-Raby
Red-necked grebe: Hayling Oyster Beds (W Hayling LNR) 3rd. 13:00 red-necked grebe R Tofts still there on 4th. 5th @11:00 Still present, but distant between the Oysterbeds and Broadmarsh. A Johnson 5th @ 12:00 Showing well from car park near slipway looking towards islands. Budds Farm Sewage Farm 1@ 16:00 Still present seen from Southmoor path close in good views. Also long-tailed duck still present below Budds Mound. Close in on sea. R Doye
Black-necked grebes: Hayling Island, Black Point 3 on 4th. Hayling Oyster Beds (W Hayling LNR) 08:00 on 6th n a compact flock in the channel at low tide; one bird in fairly good summer plum, but not the full summer plum "11th bird" I saw last weekend. A Lewis
Slavonian grebe 1 (2 later) off oyster beads Monday. AR Howe 1 Thorney Island 3rd. Hayling Oyster Beds (W Hayling 7 @ 0800 tight flock of 5 to the SW, another single to the far SW and the 7th bird, near the BNGs, in transition to SP, with buffy orange foreneck, had me going for a while!.A Lewis
Greenshank : plenty of birds around the Thoney Deeps including 26 Greenshanks Steve Gilbert & Amanda Kuepfer) there were 18 roosting Greenshanks on the west of Thorney gain on 5th.
Whimbrel: Farlington Marshes 1 & 12:45 on 5th. Flew east calling. SJ Spooner
Purple sandpiper: Southsea Castle 9 As usual. Tide in and the birds right up towards the prom. M Jones
knot: a single Knot that we thought had become stuck in the mud but it got out as the tide rose around it.
Turnstone: Langstone Harbour 320 Approx roosting on boats off of Eastney. M gillingham
Spoonbill: 1 Farlington Marshes 4th R Watts
Osprey 1 Over high flying west ( early bird) seen from car park put all birds up from the marsh. R Watts
red kite: A red kite was dive bombing two ravens on offal at the weekend but they were having none of it and stood their ground. M Prior
Peregrine: The pair of Peregrine Falcons
have returned (assuming it is probably the same pair as last year). For
the last couple of weeks they have been on and around the same pylon.
Steve Frampton. A pair eating a pigeon and flying
over Farlington Marshes reserve at 4pm on 7th. Patrick
on 7th. Patrick Hogston
Marsh harrier 1 Thoney Island 3rd
Long-tailed duck 3 Mengham Rithe by blue boat in channel R watts
Gadwall: gadwall 18 9 pairs on the millpond in Bedhampton, with 4 Tufted Duck and a Grey Heron. P Milinets-Raby
Red-breasted merganser: Warblington 13:45 33 Off Conigar Point in one big flock displaying - 12 males;
Goosander: On the west side of the Thorney Deeps there was a single redhead Goosander with Mergansers
Short- eared owl: two one of them mobbing a perched Kestrel. Thoney Island 3rd
grey partridge: 1 on road south of East Meon on Saturday 8th. JG
Stock doves: Warblington 13:45 stock doves 100+ In field behind Conigar Point with 14 Linnets, 17 Skylark and a male Reed Bunting. P Milinets-Raby
Grey wagtail: 1 Thorney Island on 5th.
two Mistle Thrushes flew into tall trees beside Pook Lane south of the bypass. ................ From Ralph Hollins diary
Firecrest: Bidbury Mead 10:00 firecrest 1 Singing male; P Milinets -Raby
Cetti's warbler: a singing Cetti's Warbler Thorney Island, Chichester Harbour 3rd.
Chiffcahffs: Added to that we saw four Chiffchaffs on Thorney Island but heard more
Brian Lawrence reports from Brook Meadow (SU751061) where the following observations were made: Small White (1). 1st March
Red Admiral butterfly. 5th March. Crouch Lane, Horndean.
Bumblebee: One large one in our Portsdown garden on 6th. JG
Lesser Celandine In Wade Lane we have a few lesser
celandines in flower, both male and female catkins starting to open on
hazel and elderberry leaves appearing. Best wishes,
in the entrance to the
car-park behind the Esso garage as this is a regular spot for seeing
at this time of year and today I was not disappointed, seen five bright
yellow flowers R Hollins
Coltsfoot: in the entrance to the car-park behind the Esso garage as this is a regular spot for seeing Coltsfoot flowers at this time of year and today I was not disappointed, seen five bright yellow flowers R Hollins
Lesser celandine in flower. 5th
Frog spawn appearing in masses in flooded ruts in the forest
which I am trying to move. Prior Stansted
Newts. 4th Whilst removing a large quantity of frogspawn from
a water-filled rut in a woodland track to a better site I saw a male and
female palmate newt in water. Prior